les claypool

On Saturday night, Bill and I took our son Patrick to see O’Death and Les Claypool at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York.

It was a very special occasion for several reasons.  Bill’s dad was a founding member of the Last Chance Jazz Band.  Bill and I met there (he was bartending).

And Les Claypool is a world-reknowned bass player.  Patrick is also a bass player so he was thrilled.

I turned to Pat at one point in the course of the evening and said, “I guess you could say this is where you got started.”

He smiled, took a look around at the old vaudeville theater and said, “Not a bad place to get started.”

I’ll update this post later.  I just wanted to get something up and start posting again.

My name is Rose.  And I’m a post-aholic!

Thanks again for your kind words of sympathy.

And thanks for keeping the home fires burning.

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  1. Katie Says:

    Welcome home, Rose. We missed you!

  2. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Katie!

  3. rosettasister Says:

    This is that page I’ve been monitoring in the Netherlands.

    Go to this link, then click on “Translate”

    (You may need to refresh.)

    I’ve become a huge fan of some of the commenters there, especially “blunt dog” and “tehrani”

    I feel like a fly on the wall peeking into another culture and finding they are not so different from us.

    And some of their comments about Obama are hilarious.

    They call him “Obambi” too.

    The other day they compared him to Horton as in Horton Hears a Hoo.

    They’ve been highly critical of how Obama is handling the Iran situation. And also critical of their own government and western media in general.

  4. rosettasister Says:

    This increases the suspicion that Taraneh M. may have been raped by the Basijis and security forces and may even have died. But her family won’t yet accept this and hope that if they follow the advice of the police, i.e. to keep quiet, they will be able to trace their daughter.

    Taraneh’s father, who works in dental prosthetics, has suffered a heart attack since the visit to the hospital and is ill, and her mother also evades questions about her daughter’s fate asked by relatives and friends.

    Still, one of Taraneh’s close friends told us that, considering the information in hand, she was very worried that Taraneh was dead. She said between the time a girl answering Taraneh’s description had reportedly been in the hospital and her arrest several days had passed.

    Also the mention of a torn anus and womb by the unidentified caller indicates that Taraneh may have died being gang raped by the Basijis and security forces.

    We have more information by other sources which increase the worries over Taraneh’s fate. However we will wait until we have spoken to Taraneh’s family before releasing this information.

    *** Meanwhile we ask the media and human and women’s rights organizations for support. ***

    (Recently, I have been asking every lefty I know if they’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on in Iran. No, not really. Pathetic! All their talk about human rights is just sheer hypocrisy. They’re bleeding hearts for known terrorists in jail cells. But they look away and deny what is happening in Iran because it might make their precious Obama look bad.)

  5. rosettasister Says:

    The next great crisis: America’s debt

    At this rate, your share of the load will be $155,000 in a decade. How chronic deficits are putting the country on a path to fiscal collapse.

    That brings us back to Krugman and Ryan.

    Wonder of wonders, they agree again – this time that a VAT is coming.

    Krugman likes the idea, though he says the middle class will pay more.

    “There’s probably a value-added tax in our future,” he writes.

    Ryan despises the VAT as the beginning of the end of the American empire.

    “The VAT is definitely the trajectory Obama is putting us on,” he laments.

    Ryan believes that the big growth in government in Europe came from the easy money it provided.

    He makes a good point. It’s not a destiny to be desired.

    And when the two Pauls agree, you can bet it’s where things are headed.

  6. rosettasister Says:

    Gang of Seven

    Mr. Baucus is scheduled to gather at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternno with the core group of negotiators in his committee, including Senator Kent Conrad, Democrat of North Dakota, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Democrat of New Mexico, and four Republican senators, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, and Orrin G. Hatch of Utah.

    The so-called Gang of Seven has been working hard to come up with new ways to pay for the health care legislation, after the majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, and other top Democrats, nixed a plan to tax some employer-provided health benefits.

    That plan was expected to generate $320 billion over 10 years, with most of the balance of the price-tag being covered by cost-savings through reduced government spending on health care, particularly Medicare. And the gang has gone back to the drawing board to consider a wide menu of options.

    Mr. McConnell warned that Democrats were headed in the wrong direction, trying to hastily pass an overly expensive bill. “Americans want health care that’s more affordable and accessible, but they also want to preserve the choice and quality that our current system provides,” he said. “We also know what Americans don’t want. They don’t want a government plan that forces them off their current insurance; denies, delays, and rations care; or costs trillions of dollars, only to leave millions of Americans with worse health care than they currently have.”

  7. rosettasister Says:

  8. Tenacity Says:

    Anybody know any more about this?

  9. Fernley Girl Says:

    I found this as I was wandering around the web looking for info on Panetta.
    A PDF book titled “Radical Road Maps”. On page 150 now. All these Lefties are riding the same carousel……..they just move from the tiger to the elephant. Written in 2006….good perspective on the players and how they work in concert with one another. Link here:

  10. rosettasister Says:

  11. rosettasister Says:

    A nice article about my sister’s husband, may he rest in peace:

    Angel got his wings long ago

    Miller Place man with larger-than-life personality loved to fly

    And some news stories about what happened.

    I wonder if we’ll ever know what really happened.

  12. rosettasister Says:

    Gov. Brewer signs bills on abortion restrictions, guns

    New state laws take effect Sept. 30.

    Abortion restrictions

    For abortion opponents, Monday’s bill signings were long-sought victories.

    One by one, similar measures had appeared on then-Gov. Janet Napolitano’s desk for six years. And, one by one, she vetoed them.

    So, perhaps no group was more excited than social conservatives by Napolitano’s resignation in January and the ascension to the Governor’s Office of longtime abortion-foe Brewer. Their enthusiasm was palpable Monday.

    Ron Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Catholic Conference, said the imposition of an abortion waiting period is a “signature pro-life piece of legislation.”

    “Governor Brewer today has shown Arizonans that she cares about the values that matter most to them: protecting life and protecting families,” added Cathi Herrod, president of the conservative Center for Arizona Policy. “These bills protect women, children, parents and the civil rights of health-care workers.”

    With Brewer’s signature, Arizona becomes the 22nd state to impose a mandatory, 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. It is the 34th to require informed consent in which physicians performing an abortion must inform their patient about risks and alternatives.

    With a second anti-abortion bill signed into law, Arizona will impose a fine or two-year prison sentence upon any individual who performs an illegal, late-term abortion procedure known medically as intact dilation and extraction. The procedure is illegal under federal law and is punishable by one year in prison.

    Brewer’s signature also will give doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals the right to cite moral or other objections in refusing to participate in an abortion or to prescribe emergency contraception. The provision could be negated, though, in the wake of a federal appeals-court ruling last week. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pharmacists in Washington state had to dispense Plan B, the so-called morning-after pill, even if they oppose use of the pill for religious reasons.

    There were 10,486 abortions performed in Arizona in 2007, with 90 percent taking place in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

  13. CJ Says:

    Take a wander over to blog and read the interesting post about how much the friggin’ House of Rep wants and spends. It’s enough to make you puke for a month. They are all theives and swindlers. They love to hide behind their reams of paperwork that nobody supposedly reads and get what they want. This one is in no man’s land as far as the public is concerned. Too long for me to post but well worth the time and please pass it along. Term limits anyone????

  14. rosettasister Says:

    CJ Says:
    July 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm


    Thanks, CJ!

  15. rosettasister Says:

    BTW, our daughter DID have something to do with recruiting James Pethokoukis over to Thomson Reuters.

    I knew it!

    She said they had a very nice conversation.


    Could CIT be a big blow for Dems in 2010?

    Still wondering about a CIT Group bailout?

    Maybe the company is not systemically important, but it sure might be politically important for Democrats.

    This from analyst Jaret Seiberg of Concept Capital (via WSJ):

    “It seems like official Washington is just coming to grips with what would happen if the largest small-business lender went belly up,” said Jaret Seiberg, a policy analyst at Concept Capital’s Washington Research Group.

    “It would destroy Democratic hopes of getting unemployment under control before the mid-term election.”

  16. ryansgrammy Says:

    Rose — Sorry for your loss and for the devastation your sister and her children are feeling. So many “what ifs” to ponder and no opportunity to say things you wanted to say. He was a good looking man and sounds like he was a great human being.

  17. rosettasister Says:

    Thank you, grammy.

    I finally visited with Bob’s mother, my sister, my niece and my niece’s new baby girl on Sunday evening.

    This happened right in front of their house, a house that has been a part of my life since I was a child.

    Our two families go back a long way, even before Teri and Bob became involved.

    It’s a huge lot, I don’t know how many acres, used to be a landscaping nursery.

    When it happened, Teri’s sister-in-law called to Teri that they needed rags, they didn’t realize right away that it was Bob.

    Teri ran into the house yelling for Bob that they needed rags.

    Can you imagine?

    There was a doctor on the scene that told Teri that Bob was going to make it, that he would need a lot of care.

    She said, “I can do that.”

    But, of course it didn’t turn out that way.

    My heart just aches for her.

  18. Tenacity Says:

    Logistics Monster was on The Dame Truth last night. I believe she will be Constitutional Radio with Dr. Kate tonight.

    Join The Dame & Drkate for this Two Hour Special with Logistics Monster to talk about some of the dangerous content of the bills Congress is passing without even reading them. It is a good bet that Logistics Monster is the ONLY American actually reading them in their entirety and she will be here to break down in plain language what they actually contain. It being the anniversary of Bastille Day, it is appropriate to learn the truth of the matters at hand, now more than ever!

  19. rosettasister Says:

    I think this chart show where the train is heading (via the econ team at Wachovia):

    (click on link above to see chart)


    I admit I really don’t know enough to fully understand above chart, but check this out. A really cool site.

    US Federal Deficit As Percent Of GDP

  20. Katie Says:

    Rose, I’ve got “Only the Good Die Young” repeating in my head after reading the article.

    My wish for you and your family is that soon the wonderful memories will begin to help you through this difficult time of loss. He certainly touched a lot of lives, and that is a tribute you can all be grateful for.

  21. Katie Says:

    I predicted this would happen months ago. I believe it’s just the beginning to the final ending of a “free press”.

    “Minority Broadcasters Seek Federal Aid”

  22. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, again, Katie.

    It really meant a lot to peek in here and read the words of comfort.

    Please say a prayer for my sister Teri.

    She’s really hurting.

  23. rosettasister Says:

    A zero percent income tax rate?

    I would like to see a comparison on a revenue and tax efficiency basis of this plan vs. creating a de facto consumption tax by eliminating all taxes on savings and investment.

    But it is fascinating as a political framing device.

    I assume this would also get rid of education and kiddie tax credits, maybe even the mortgage interest deduction?

    Those would surely raise political hurdles.

  24. rosettasister Says:

    America’s Treasury Secretary speaks in Saudi Arabia:

    “Given the extent of damage to financial systems, the loss of wealth, the necessary adjustments to a long period of excessive borrowing around the world, it seems realistic to expect a gradual recovery, with more than the usual ups and downs and temporary reversals.”

    Pethokoukis spin:

    This sounds closer to a W-shaped recovery than a V-shaped recovery to me.


  25. rosettasister Says:


    The healthcare surtax and bull semen partnerships

    Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center throws cold water on Obamacrat attempts to raise income taxes to pay for healthcare reform:

    Many of the uber-rich are unlikely to pay much more in taxes than they do now, despite the rate increase.

    Since we’d be returning to pre-1986 rates, we shouldn’t be surprised when the very wealthy reprise their pre-1986 sheltering behavior.

    The hoary financial alchemy of turning ordinary income into capital gains, morphing individuals into corporations, and deferring compensation will return.

    Remember, the targets of these tax hikes are the people who can most easily manipulate their income.

    The bad old days of bull semen partnerships may not return, but I suspect the financial Merlins are already cooking up new shelters for what promises to be a booming new market. …

    Raising the top rates to pay for health reform would make President Obama’s fiscal math approximately impossible.


    We’d have a top rate of nearly 45 percent, a promise never to raise taxes for those making less than $250,000 annually, little or no government revenue from a cap-and-trade system that gives away rather than auctions pollution credits, and trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see.


  26. Tenacity Says:

    A few important points about that chart; 1)up until 2009, the variations were largely a result in the change of GDP and significantly influenced by free market conditions 2) in 2009, the hockey stick had little to do with change in GDP and almost no influence from free market conditions. The economy was fragile without the irresponsible Marxist actions of Bush/Pelosi/Obama. These blatantly destructive actions/radical deficit spending guarantees the crash of our economy and devastation of the middle class of the USA. Predictions based upon normal economic cycles (free market conditions) are useless because no one has ever witnessed this kind of economic sabotage in this country. Look at Zimbabwe if you want to see what is coming.

  27. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Tenacity!

    “economic sabotage”

    There’s a part of me that believes that Obama and/or his cronies want to fundamentally change who we are as a nation.

    But if things really get as bad as you believe they will, won’t Americans put the adults back in charge?

    Won’t we be able to turn this thing around?

    This is why I am so opposed to the so-called public “option” being a part of any healthcare compromise.

    I fear if we head down that road, there really will be no turning back and we’ll become Europeanized.

    And, yes, I do believe that’s exactly what the movers and shakers behind this proposal want.

    I believe many on the left want public “option” now simply because they want a win.

    I’d like to see everyone covered and lose the pre-existing condition garbage.

    But I don’t want government-run healthcare.

    All we are saying is, “Give the private sector a chance!”

  28. rosettasister Says:

    I am attending a Senate Banking hearing on the Obama proposal to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

    Some folks think new regulations would stifle financial innovation.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer just dismised “innovation as merely “clever ways to dupe the consumers.”

    (Is it just me, or does it always seem like Schumer is just playing to the audience and that he really doesn’t believe a word he says?

    BTW, Schumer spoke at my daughter’s high school commencement.

    I think I scared him with my telephoto lens.

    This was 2004 and New Yorkers were still a bit jumpy.)

  29. rosettasister Says:

    Worldview: Showtime in Swat

    The fate of 2 million refugees is a test of Pakistan’s rhetoric about fighting extremists.

    Petraeus stresses that the Pakistani military wants to show it can handle this matter by itself. “They don’t want our Chinooks flying,” he says. “We can encourage others to give and we are providing [them with] helicopters, military supplies, and money. But there is sensitivity to the visibility of the United States. The Pakistanis, commendably, are determined to show they can do it on their own.”

    That makes sense. But what if the Pakistanis aren’t up to the job? In phone conversations with Swatis and Pakistani journalists, I’m told the refugees don’t trust government claims that it’s safe to return. They point out that the government has yet to capture or kill any senior Taliban leader, reinforcing the belief that Pakistani officials want to maintain a Taliban card to brandish against India.

    And if the refugees do flood back, what happens if there are no jobs or reconstruction aid? The Taliban could make a comeback. So it’s essential that Congress deliver the $7.5 billion in aid and development funds President Obama has requested. And with Pakistan’s weak performance in the camps providing little confidence that officials will deliver on development promises, American help may be essential to get the job done.

    So why shouldn’t Pakistani leaders welcome a chance to improve America’s image with their public, by letting Americans play a more open role in reconstruction? President Asaf Zardari seems open to this idea. But other Pakistani politicians appear more interested in stirring up anti-American feelings while taking American money. Have we no leverage here?

    I spoke to one prominent Swat businessman who hopes the United States will help build a free-trade zone in Swat to create jobs that will keep locals from joining the Taliban. He rejected the idea that this aid should be kept secret.

    “If the United States is interested in helping to develop the area, people should know about it, because . . . it would encourage them to return,” says Noor Muhammad Khan. “It is high time the people knew how much the U.S. has given and what future plans they have. It will have benefits for both of us.” Indeed.

  30. Tenacity Says:

    We are wasting our time debating public options with these Traitors.

    Judge Lamberth has opened the door by acknowledging that citizen grand juries are constitutional. He has opened the door for appeal by stating that the rules of procedure do not provide a way to hear the presentments. That is an admission that the rules of procedure are unconstitutional.

    I am praying that the Judge in Taitz’ CA case will stand behind what Orly said he said yesterday, assuming her report was accurate.

  31. rosettasister Says:

    “I am praying that the Judge in Taitz’ CA case will stand behind what Orly said he said yesterday, assuming her report was accurate.”

    Judge Carter?

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Let us not forget our fighting men and women and their allies, our Iraq, Afghani and Pakistani allies, and the Iranian freedom fighters continuing their struggle in spite of the West’s indifference.


    FACTBOX: Security developments in Afghanistan, July 14

  33. rosettasister Says:

    Unmanned bombs away!

    Predators and Civilians

    An intelligence report shows how effective drone attacks are.

    An April 19 strike on a compound in South Waziristan did destroy a truck loaded with what the report estimates were more explosives than the truck that took out Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel last September.

    That Islamabad attack killed 54 people and injured more than 260 others, mostly Pakistan civilians but also Americans.

    Critics of the drone strikes ought to ask whether, based on this information, the April 19 strike was worth the bad publicity.

    We’d say yes.

    We’d also say that the Obama Administration — which, to its credit, has stepped up the use of Predators — should make public the kind of information we’ve seen.

    We understand there will always be issues concerning sources and methods.

    But critics of the drone attacks, especially Pakistani critics, have become increasingly vocal in their opposition.

    They deserve to know about the terrorist calamities they’ve been spared thanks to these unmanned flights over their territory.

    We’re delighted to see that Pakistan’s military is finally taking the fight to the Taliban and al Qaeda after ill-conceived truces that were a source of the country’s recent instability.

    When Pakistan’s government can exercise sovereignty over all its territory, there will be no need for Predator strikes.

    In the meantime, unmanned bombs away.

  34. rosettasister Says:


    The first of some two million Pakistanis displaced by the Swat valley conflict have begun to return home.

    But the government’s efforts had a shaky start as some of the 200 families due to return on Monday sought last-minute reassurances.

    Some said they were concerned about whether they would receive promised aid, while others cited security fears.

  35. Tenacity Says:

    rosettasister Says:
    July 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    This is the same quote from Orly that was on her blog last night. There is no associated written order. I believe Orly was in a hurry to get rest prior to traveling this a.m. and this was her quick report. Although it sounds great, we have no date, no fixed time table, and no guaranty that this will work the way Orly seems to believe it will.

  36. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Ten.

  37. Katie Says:

    Bombshell: Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez

  38. ryansgrammy Says:

    Katie — thanks for the info. I hope other soldiers will jump on the bandwagon and challenge the prez. Could get pretty interesting!!!

    Was just talking with a friend who said that after some initial cheers, many in the crowd booed the prez at the all star game tonight after he threw out the first pitch.

  39. rosettasister Says:

    I’ve updated the post above, if anyone is interested.

    Have fun!


  40. ryansgrammy Says:

    Can’t believe the LA Times online had an article on the Taitz case and Judge Carter. Things are looking up.

  41. ryansgrammy Says:

    Sorry if this has already been posted. This ad was supposed to run in Washington Times on Monday the 13th.

  42. j.b. Says:

    Welcome home, Rose. I read the article about your BIL, he sounded like a great guy. It is obvious he will be missed very much.

    Now, what update r u referring to?

  43. j.b. Says:

    Katie Says:

    July 15, 2009 at 2:29 am
    Bombshell: Orders revoked for soldier challenging prez

    Cannot wait to see the soldiers line up to NOT GO to the Middle East…………………This seems dangerous on one level but Oh So Necessary.

    It’s About Phuckin’ Time! EXPOSE hIM Already!

  44. Katie Says:

    j.b. Says:
    July 15, 2009 at 3:46 am

    Cannot wait to see the soldiers line up to NOT GO to the Middle East…………………This seems dangerous on one level but Oh So Necessary.

    It’s About Phuckin’ Time! EXPOSE hIM Already!
    . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Uhhh, Larry Sinclair already did. 😀

  45. Katie Says:

    Throws like a sissy (and notice the camera angle doesn’t even show the whole thing. My guess? He couldn’t even get it halfway up. Just ask Larry!)

  46. Tenacity Says:

    Hannity supposedly reported on Taitz case, watching now

  47. Tenacity Says:

    It was about Cook, not Judge Carter.

  48. ryansgrammy Says:

    For any of you guys living in PA, here’s what your guv thinks you should do:

  49. ryansgrammy Says:

    The Obama File has a new post for today under latest news — a reiteration of information stating that Hawaii did not issue a 2007 colb for Obama and Gibbs (affectionately called Gibbels) has claimed two times now that the colb obtained from Hawaii was posted on the internet.

  50. sdee Says:

    We’ve all had no shortage of shortage of dashed hopes on this issue here at Rose’s, but this revocation feels like it might start unraveling things.

    I assume the revocation order came from on high to buy time – so I guess we will see what Axlerod Inc does with that time.

    Is Cook’s case moot now that he has no deployment orders?

  51. ryansgrammy Says:

    sdee — I’m encouraged too by this news and that of Orly’s case in CA. So I was talking with my hubby this morning about Cook and wondering how many phone calls were made for the word to get down to revoke the order (and how many of these calls resulted in “memos for the file” to cover their butts when it all hits the fan). They were just following orders after all (sarc). Perhaps for some in the military who were “doubters” this will open up some eyes (and minds).

  52. sdee Says:

    Anyone remember Senator Obama’s support for Odinga? The documentaries I watched had traced the money back to Gaddafi.

  53. sdee Says:

    I know it is old but if you have not seen it in while, this Gaddafi speech on Obama is very interesting. He basically says don’t believe anything Obama says in public, he is a Kenyan Muslim and will do what is right for Islam once elected.

    Maybe we should be paying more attention to Gaddafi.

  54. sdee Says:

    I’ll remain optimistic as well grammy! I’ve a mental image of the capitalists and military aligning for America behinds the scenes.

  55. ryansgrammy Says:

    Hate Crimes Bill Alert!!!!! According to this article on, Harry Reid is pulling a fast one and has attached this Bill to the Defense Funding Bill trying to bypass the normal route and get it passed this week. Please share this asap!

  56. sdee Says:

    ryansgrammy Says: Hate Crimes Bill Alert!!!!! Harry Reid is pulling a fast one and has attached this Bill to the Defense Funding Bill trying to bypass the normal route and get it passed this week. Please share this asap!

    Just call my Senator’s (Burr) office in DC. Person answering said the Senator is aware Reid’ move and that he does not support the Hate Crimes bill.

  57. ryansgrammy Says:

    Great sdee — at least we know that the story is true — I figured there was no way to verify it on the web!

  58. ryansgrammy Says:

    This is a great idea — give Obammy a BC party on his birthday. Please read the comments posted there.

  59. sdee Says:

    This just up on Drudge – diagram of Gubbermint Healthcare.

    Yeah, that’ll work

  60. rosettasister Says:

    Apologies if already posted!

  61. rosettasister Says:

    Check out this pic!

    In this photo taken with a cell phone, a girl timidly approaches a 20-foot-long basking shark on Gilgo Beach on New York’s Long Island Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

    The basking shark, estimated to weigh 2,000 pounds, washed ashore on the town beach a few miles east of Jones Beach.

    New York State Parks official George Gorman said Tuesday that researchers will examine the shark to determine a cause of death.

    After that, it will be buried in nearby sand dunes on the beach.

    (I know where this is. There’s a little bar on the north side of Ocean Parkway. I swear I know where all the bars are!)

  62. rosettasister Says:

    2Presidential Approval Index
    3Strongly Approve
    4Strongly Disapprove
    5Total Approve
    6Total Disapprove

    1 07/15/2009
    2 -7
    3 29%
    4 36%
    5 52%
    6 47%

    (I’d feel better if this were 51 – 49, but those who strongly approve way down.)

  63. rosettasister Says:

    The only reason I am posting this is I cannot stand Keith Olbermann. I nominated him for the “What a maroon, What an Ignoranimus!” award.

    MSNBC’s Olbermann Twice Gets Free Republic Founder’s Name Wrong

  64. rosettasister Says:

    Obama Birther Soldier is a FreeRepublic Poster

    See also:;tab=comments

  65. rosettasister Says:

    Anyone understand the reference here?

    To: roaddog727

    Just realized you are on the thread.
    I hope Judge Carter will remember what Judge Sirica did.

    167 posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 8:13:47 AM by Roccus

  66. Troy Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    July 15, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    Obama Birther Soldier is a FreeRepublic Poster
    A badge of honor…Good for him!!!

  67. rosettasister Says:

    Lefty Perspective

    Birther soldier refuses to serve under President Obama.

  68. Troy Says:

    Tuesday Keith Olbermann pilloried someone for questioning Obama’s “natural born” status (“Worst Person in the World Lou Dobbs apparently said he was going to contact the Hawai’i governor to demand release of the birth certificate. Lawsuits continue to fly everywhere.

    The rest here:

  69. rosettasister Says:

    Maybe baseball just isn’t his game.

    Obama Booed During MLB All Star First Pitch

    Objector Soldier Demands Obama’s Birth Certificate….Orders Revoked!

  70. rosettasister Says:

    blunt dog says:

    15 juli 2009 om 16:52 July 15, 2009 at 16:52

    Dirigent Fakhreddini neemt ontslag uit protest
    Conductor Fakhreddini resigns in protest

    Waar blijven de solidariteitsbetuigingen van kunstenaars in Nederland?
    Where is the solidarity of artists in Ireland?

    Nederland = Ireland?

  71. rosettasister Says:

    A poem for the Sea of Green by author and poet William Alliss

    Sea of Green

    A sea of green is coming
    a great sea of green
    people say
    have said

    a huge sea of green is swelling
    a tidal wave
    lies questioning
    ahead of us
    bringing with it
    the certainty of
    A sea of green
    a tidal wave
    a shock of green
    an ocean churning green
    they say
    have said
    it’s drawing

    A great sea is coming
    the colour of earthly life
    the colour of Islam
    of growth and courage
    untroubled belief

    the colour of go
    of guilt and release
    soon to become
    the colour of

    A sea of green is coming
    a great sea of grief
    they say
    have said

    a tidal sea of green is coming
    soon to become
    an ocean of

  72. rosettasister Says:

    NCRI Women’s Committee calls for release of Taraneh Mousavi

    Detained women are brutally tortured

  73. rosettasister Says:

    Mousavi: Protesters’ blood will not go in vain

    Ahmadinejad is due to be sworn into office for a second term sometime between Aug. 2 and 6, the vice speaker of parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar said Tuesday, according to the state news agency IRNA.

    The inauguration would take place a day after a ceremony in which Khamenei officially approves him as president.

    The site mowjcamp said Mousavi and other prominent reformist leaders will hold street protests after attending a Friday prayer to be led by their main supporter, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a powerful cleric in the political establishment and former president.

    Rafsanjani is scheduled to deliver the main Friday prayer sermon in Tehran this week for the first time since the election, giving him a prominent political platform — and both reformists and hard-liners are anxiously waiting to see what he will say and how he will end his silence over the turmoil.

    Whether he lends his support will be a key in shaping Mousavi’s future political front.

  74. rosettasister Says:

    Just Back From Honduras

    “Just got back from Honduras for PJTV. Pretty wild.

    It isn’t merely a conflict
    between Manuel Zelaya and Roberto Micheletti.

    The entire Congress and Supreme Court
    ordered this arrest.

    This is a battle for democracy with Chavez, Castro and Zelaya
    on one side and Micheletti and the Honduran Constitution on the other.

    There is a lot of bewilderment down there as to why Pres. Obama sided with Castro
    and Chavez.

    The Hondurans are hoping that they can cut off enough of the foriegn intervention in
    order that they may be able to hold free Presidential elections in November.

    They are very proud of the fact that Honduran printers refused to print the illegal
    ballots and that their military refused to distribute the ones that were printed in

    (Geez Louise! I didn’t know that!)

    The Honduran Minority leader: Antonio Rivera, explained to me that

    the political
    landscape began to change when Castro and Ortega sent in 900 teachers to help the
    poor in the country.

    They began organizing and indoctrinating almost immediately.


  75. Tenacity Says:

    rosettasister Says:
    July 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Anyone understand the reference here?

    To: roaddog727

    I hope Judge Carter will remember what Judge Sirica did.
    Sirica’s order that tape recordings of White House conversations about the Watergate break-in be made available to prosecutors precipitated Nixon’s resignation in 1974. The tapes revealed that Nixon had approved plans for the Watergate coverup six days after the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the Watergate complex by men who were working for the Committee to Reelect the President.

    In directing the White House to produce the tapes, Sirica set himself on a constitutional collision course with Nixon, who tried to invoke executive privilege and argue that the tapes were not subject to judicial scrutiny. But in a historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Sirica, ruling unanimously that the judiciary must have the last word in an orderly constitutional system.

  76. Troy Says:

    Extremely embarrassing?…Yes…Ridiculed as a big fat liar?….Absolutely….One hundred percent constitutionally eligible to hold the office?….Yes, unfortunately so….Sympathized by all the kool-aid gang?….You betcha!!! (Oh, that poor dear man…He was forced to cover up his father’s true identity due to fear of what of all the hateful right wing racists in this country would say about him and his father….I feel so sorry for him….Just imagine the terrible anguish he has had to suffer through just to be accepted….It’s not his fault who his father is….I don’t see what is wrong Frank Marshall Davis anyway and being his biological son is not a crime or anything to be ashamed of….Oh, the horrible torment that our wonderful president has had to endure because of the nasty racists in this country…It just makes me want to cry….That poor, poor man!!!!)

    YUK!!!!!!!!….I need to go take a shower after writing that!!!

    Cat out of the bag: Does Obama have a new forgery ready?
    by DefendUSx July 14, 2009 22:40

    From a reader: I’m not a lawyer but in the papers Dr. Orly filed, when she requested his birth certificate, didn’t she define Natural Born Citizen being born in the US with 2 US parents? How can that change even if Obama comes up with another forgery as his father was never a citizen?
    This is what i was referring to, in that, if Obama did come out with a new forgery, he could “play into” Andy Martin’s theory that Obama’s Father was actually Frank Marshall Davis.
    We have two key things that seem to allude to a coming “vault certificate” forgery, and they are:

    * A news site, just came out today and said Obama does have the verifiable documents (see Drudge’s site for that story)

    * And, Press Secretary Gibbs’ stated that he would interview the Doctor who delivered Obama as proof to Lester the reporter asking the BC questions

    You can’t hardly interview a Doctor with any credibility unless that person’s name is on a long-form vault copy Birth Certificate.

    As posted on this site earlier, there seemed to be some credible information from an inside source stating Obama was working on a long-form Vault copy forgery. Here is the text from that message:

    “Don’t know about 9/11 conspiracy, but do know from DC source that an Administration team is working on perfecting a forgery of the long-form birth certificate. They plan on presenting it in a a month or so. The source is FBI agent who has drinking buddy from University of Illinois now in the Administration. Its second hand, but the source is supposed to be solid.

    They have already prepared the forgery with special paper and ink. The document was printed on a fully functional 1960 Heidelberger printing press located at a print museum in Toronto. Access was arranged by a trustee of the museum who is connected to a large Canadian banking/investment firm with major US interests.

    The blanks in the forged form were filled in with an old Underwood Manual typewriter bought at an estate sale in Skokie, IL. The raised seal was the easiest piece to fake, since you can by a special order corporate seal from just about any online office supply store.

    The only reason they haven’t rolled out the foregery yet is that it is “seasoning” under mild UV light and a back and forth rotation between between a humidifier and a sauna. Get ready….one to two months tops.

    Let’s look what has happened in the last couple weeks leading up to these recent break-thrus, with regard to eligibility hearings by the Obama minions:

    * Any affiliated White House propaganda sites reporting Obama’s hospital as “Queens” were changed to “Kapi’olani”

    * Any sites carrying the Certificate of Live Birth image were scrubbed
    What would that tell you? Based on these actions, it is very likely a new forgery is ready with a different Father’s name and Obama’s birth hospital on this forgery would be listed at Kapi’olani. The Certificate of Live birth images have been scrubbed to remove the associations that “Obama lied about his Father” on that certificate. The COLB will no longer be supported reminding people of such.

    Now, it will be tough to pass off a potential new forgery, but doesn’t mean it cannot or hasn’t been done before. Obama will also have to release his college and passport records, along with a copy of his Selective Service Registration. The best scenerio for Obama and his planners would be to contest the release of those “other” records as to only release the long-form vault copy of his birth certificate.

    A new forgery will get several different experts evaluating the certificate. Obama would certainly pay his own “experts” to come up with the desired conclusion of “it is an authentic document” as opposed to potentially any independent experts saying the document was a forgery. In any case, this would be to Obama’s advantage, as the results would be considered inconclusive and therefore an effective ruling cannot be made.

    Orly and other eligibility lawyers must make sure to collect the other records (not just the birth certificate), and to have numerous experts with document analysis experience and credentials ready to examine any such document.

    Also, the names, dates and places on the potential forgery must be followed-up and validated to the last detail. The Lawyers and Plantiffs must be able to show that there may have been a leak as to a potential forgery and that a 1960s Hilderberg Printing Press was sold on April 14th of this year at a UK auction.

    The revoking of Major Cook’s order of deployment also indicates a new long-form forgery is ready. Major Cook stated he will not be deployed until Obama has proven his eligibility.

    Oh, and get ready for all the racist propaganda and accusations, which has nothing at all to do with this. Only those who would even try to bring up or make it a racist issue are either racist, or really grasping at straws. The racism card is usually the last thing in terms of lame accusations. Go figure.

    And .. Obama is only a 25% Black anyhow. He has more Arabic ancestory than Black ancestory. If, indeed, his Father was Barack H. Obama Sr. – then his Grandpa on his Dad’s side was a Middle Easterner. All that is irrelevent.

  77. ryansgrammy Says:

    Good info on Honduras Rose — we should take notes. If they we reading your blog down there they would understand why he sided with Chavez and Castro 🙂

  78. Troy Says:

    posted by The JAG Hunter @ 7/14/2009 04:33:00 PM 0 comments

    Open response and Brief

    To: The Honorable Chief Judge, Royce C. Lamberth

    United States District Court for the District of Columbia

    In Re: Super American Grand Jury

    The review and order through judgment made on July 2, 2009 with regard to a citizen’s presentment by persons representing American citizens under the frame work of the original structure of Grand Juries of this Nation and with regards to the Commander and Chief and his review of eligibility needs to be reviewed by this U.S. court. Withstanding any Federal, State or District court in the land, the constitutional obligation to move forward and should find no district or body within in its writing as a boundary. By oath of office and in standing as representation for the people through the bill of rights that make up the Constitution of these United States.

    Judge Lamberth is obligated by his position and sworn oath to the people to act on common English law as stated and set forth by the boundaries for the people in the framers original “presentments” as common citizens as stated in The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, and set in place and ratified through popular vote for the representation of people.

    It was pointed out by the honorable Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, stated in his decision “ although presentments are constitutionally permitted there is no authority under the Rules of Criminal Procedures or in the statutes of the United States for this court to accept one”

    There stands to be a terrible divide within the judiciary and the decisions through opinion that generates policies and not the foundation of law. The Constitution of the United States in its entirety has no verbiage for policies but is and has been set forth as the foundation through amendments for law. This was also implied as the intent of the framers to separate policy from law as a governing body. This as we know is and was the reason for the separation of power… three independent branches governed by the states representing the people under one direction of law.

    The difference of policies is clearly shown in the opinion. The Honorable Judge Lamberth does concur that the Constitution affords citizens the right of presentment under the Constitution. Then in his opinion uses federal rules for his decision. By doing so, he bypasses the Constitution which he has already admitted in his order exists. He then bases his decision on the federal rules which strips the right of the citizen to be heard.

    The clear distinction and evident discrepancies are and do exist in definition of what has been pointed to by the court. This is the over extension of policies rather than law.

    a) Distinction between “Constitutional Criminal Procedure” is a base line for “Constitutional protections” as followed by the actual writings.

    b) “Statutory Procedure” falls under “Federal Rules” is made to govern the “process” but in no distinction usurp the power vested in the Constitution of these United States.

    Following the precedence revived in Judge Lamberth’s opinion as a means of making his decision and order he uses the following case law and policy to provide the basis of his decision.

    Re: United States v. Briggs, 514 F.2d 794, 803 n. 14 (5th Cir. 1975) Gaither v. United Sates, 413 F.2d 1061, 1065 n.1 (D.C. Cir. 1969) Also United States v Cox, 342 F.2d. 167, 184 (5th Cir. 1965)

    In reviewing these cases, Judge Lamberth’s focus appears to be on the legalities and “Federal Rules” as applied after 1946 and the committee’s understanding of the newly implemented “rules” of the “Grand Jury”. More to the point, rather than the similarities of the cases reviewed, it appeared to focus on two areas.

    1. How the grand jury was now to be governed by proprietorial powers.

    2. The premises by the grand jury to be held to these new rules laid out by committee rather than its lineage and tree of its beginnings and the reasons the framers had laid forth for the intervention of the people.

    In Briggs v United States, it refers to the Feres Doctrine. This doctrine as written protects government officials or their representatives by their standing or position of office from prosecution to also include the military.

    In the Order from the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth, he supplies no information or precedence on the changes of Federal Rule 6 that governs grand juries and how this application has changed how it is applied to the Constitution and the Fifth Amendment therein. There has never been standing as law, nor has there ever been a constitutional convention for ratification by the then 38 states to change the written words by definition on the origins of the grand jury as defined by the Constitution of the United States.

    A committee vote has no precedence in change. By doing so, it has taken the citizens power to hold any one in government liable. The “Rules of Criminal Procedures” has no legal standing under the Constitution to prevent in any way the acceptance of presentments of a grand jury and the demand that a prosecutor move forward with the court as so stated by the Honorable Judge in his Order and quote of constitutional standing.

    The Feres Doctrine has no standing if the person in government employ has no standing to hold the office of the supposed protection of said office. This in it’s entirety becomes a moot point and the only way to process the information to make a sound decision on this particular standing is to move forward with the presentment and commence under article II and III as required by law. Through “ Constitutional Procedure” setting aside Federal Rule 6 as never being ratified under the laws provided by the Constitution.

    The Honorable Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth and the United Sates District Court for the District of Columbia by his own admission has been served with presentments. By the courts own opinion a presentment by the people and under their constitutionally permitted rights the court should have moved forward. This court and all courts with presentments by the American Grand Jury have not only the obligation of oath and placement and moral obligation but also the fiduciary responsibility to move forward on behalf of the citizenry.

    The Government agencies that bear the standard of investigatory power and body under Article II are compelled by the law they represent to go forward or admit publicly the Constitution of the United States has no standing and the laws that have been put in place are in fact no law at all.

    The oaths of office that is taken by the gate keepers of the Constitution is mandated by these same oaths and with no boundary’s as the Constitution mandates. This court and all the courts at all levels around the country, State attorney Generals, Congressional and Senatorial Representatives and their staffs have an obligation to the people for which they serve.

    We are either a country of laws or we are now in Judge Lamberth’s Order a country of men being ruled by men. This Court needs to revisit this decision and make public the ruling and reasons why a constitutionally permitted act by citizens as natural born and or naturalized by law have no standing. This court will also publicly have to explain why the citizens power for redress and standing has been taken away. This court and all courts who have been given all these presentments are bound by constitutionality to move forward with these presentments by the citizens through the American Grand Jury system.

    By inaction they become part of the process and become entangled by their oath in the advancement of crime against the citizenry as a whole.

  79. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, guys and gals!

  80. Troy Says:


    JAG HUNTER here:

    Developing events in these past two weeks gave rise to aggressively advance the standing federal criminal complaint with U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips (for the District of Columbia) that names OBAMA/SOETORO in commission of the crime of TREASON.

    Justice Department Attorney Phillis responded by naming me a threat to the TREASONER OBAMA/SOETORO with the U.S. Secret Service.

    This has happened now twice. I’m confident it will happen again.

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered the TREASON criminal complaint targeting OBAMA/SOETORO to be dismissed and ignored.

    Holder also ordered the Secret Service to stalk me.

    The cold call came yesterday (Monday 13 July 2009) at 1038 hours.

    JH: “Hello”

    SS: “Is this Mr. Fitzpatrick?”

    JH: “Which one?”

    SS: “Commander Walter Fitzpatrick.”

    JH: “Who is this?”

    SS: “Are you Walter Fitzpatrick?”

    JH: “Who are you and what do you want?”

    SS: “Secret Service out of our D.C. Field Office.”

    JH: “What’s your name?”

    SS: “Blake.”

    JH: “Spelled B-L-A-K-E?”

    SS: “Yes.”

    JH: “What’s your first name Special Agent Blake?”

    SS: “That’s not important. I understand you’re in the D.C. area. Is that correct.?”

    JH: “My whereabouts is none of your damn business! Why are you calling me? What’s your first name?” “Why are you tracking me?”

    SS: “I’m not tracking you. My name isn’t important. The Secret Service was notified you are near D.C. and are a possible threat to [OBAMA/SOETORO] or to others the Secret Service is assigned to protect. You’re in my area now, that makes you my responsibility. It’s my job.”

    JH: “Who called you?”

    SS: “That’s not important.”

    I answered none of Secret Service Special Agent Blake’s repeated questions regarding my whereabouts, how I travelled from Tennessee to my present venue. My present address. My present and future plans. And so many other similar questions.

    Shelia Miller–executive assistant to U.S. Attorney Phillips–gave out the phone number S/A Blake used to call here. And it is Phillips who turned the Secret Service on me now that I’m near D.C.

    The discussion with S/A Blake lasted about thirty-five to forty minutes.

    Blake told my my first contact with the Secret Service this past March in Tennessee has placed me on the Secret Service’s list of things to do for the rest of my life.

    S/A Blake did say repeatedly throughout the phone call that I enjoyed a right to submit the criminal complaint. There is nothing wrong in submitting a meritorious complaint. Moreover, Blake wasn’t calling me about the criminal complaint.

    Still Blake said in so many words, the Secret Service painted a bulls eye on my chest in Tennessee that marks me from this day on. The Secret Service will stalk me until the day I assume room temperature.

    S/A Blake: “Are you a threat to [OBAMA/SOETORO]?”

    JH: “Yes I am! I am one of the most serious threats OBAMA/SOETORO faces! But not that kind of threat the Secret Service can address. He’s not my president, he’s not my commander in chief! Repeating the writing in the federal criminal complaint: OBAMA/SOETORO is a FOREIGN BORN DOMESTIC ENEMY. OBAMA/SOETORO was born in Mombasa, Kenya. OBAMA/SOETORO is my sworn enemy. By education, experience, training, and by oath my duty is to protect the Constitution with my life! It’s my duty to see OBAMA/SOETORO removed from the White House under arrest for TREASON.

    S/A Blake: “I know. You’re recognized as a patriot trying to do his job. The Secret Service knows about your criminal complaint but there’s noting we can do. We know about your website and writings. I’m looking at the JAG HUNTER site right now. My job is to protect the president.”

    I took this opportunity to express my deep appreciation and respect to S/A Blake and commend him and his cohorts for their dedication and service. I pressed on with this rhetorical inquiry. Recognizing that secret service agents will “take a bullet” for a legitimate chief executive I asked how Blake’s family would react to Blake sacrificing his life in defense of The IMPOSTOR?

    Blake chuckled uncomfortably. “I can’t answer that,” he said.

    I insistently asked throughout the 35-40 minute exchange how I am to advance the federal criminal complaint. Blake said, ” I can’t help you with that. It’s not my job. The Secret Service doesn’t have the authority. You need to take that up with somebody else.”

    JH: “Who?”

    S/A Blake: “I don’t know.”

    S/A Blake told me he was on The JAG HUNTER website during a portion of our telephone conversation. Sitemeter hit #88504. Blake jumped from this site: The “G” Blogs — Gunny online.

    The Secret Service site is described “UNKNOWN.” IP#: organization).

    I called in today to confirm S/A Blake is who he says he is. Christopher Blake does work out of the D.C. Field Office located at 1100 “L” Street. Two gate guard numbers transfer callers to Blake’s voice mail (he answers as “Chris Blake”). Those numbers (1) 202.406.5800, or (2) 202.406.8800.

    Many calls were made today to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips or Shelia Miller to advance and status the federal criminal complaint. None of those calls were accepted (phone #: 202.514.7566).

  81. rosettasister Says:

    Hunger Strike at UN

    Twenty-seven Iranian political activists, human rights advocates and academics have called for a hunger strike in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York from July 22-24.


    Akbar Gangi, the respected investigative journalist who spent 6 years in Iranian jails for revealing the details of some of the crimes committed by Iranian officials. While in jail, Ganji went on a prolonged hunger strike in 2005

    Gangi has declared that the Iranian government will pay a heavy price for its deed during and after the election, and has promised much stronger actions against it in the coming weeks.

    He and other well-known Iranian political activists and human rights advocates, such as Shirin Ebadi (the 2003 Nobel Laureate for Peace), have called on the international community to show solidarity with the Iranian people


    by not recognizing the legitimacy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s second term as president,

    and to sanction and isolate the government of Iran diplomatically.


    (Are you listening, Mr. President?!)

  82. Troy Says:


  83. Tenacity Says:

    I honestly do not know how Orly Taitz covers as much ground as she does, even with staff helping.

    Here is Orly’s filing to Judge Carter today. The Cook filing is posted as well and well worth the time to read.

    Check out the list of plaintiffs…very impressive. I wish I was Judge Carter. Indeed, I do hope he remembers what Judge Sirica did.

  84. rosettasister Says:

    Good reporting here:

    Healthcare reform advances

    In the Senate, the biggest remaining obstacle to beginning floor debate is the Finance Committee, where Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has been engaged in bipartisan negotiations for months.

    On Tuesday, Baucus presented an outline of where the panel is headed to the entire Democratic Conference during its weekly lunch. He planned additional meetings Tuesday evening and Wednesday with Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and with the committee’s Democrats.

    Baucus declined to specify a timeline for getting agreement or scheduling a committee markup. Sen. Kent Conrad (N.D.), one of the key Democratic negotiators on the committee, told reporters that it was imminent.

    “We’ll be in markup in the Finance Committee next week,” he said.

    Underscoring the uncertainty of the Finance Committee talks, however, Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine), another central figure in the process, said she would not be held to any “arbitrary deadlines that are not realistic,” adding, “At this point, no agreement has been reached and no decisions have been made.”

    Baucus indicated that the work has become more urgent. “And I believe that if this drags out past the recess and over into September, that’s going to allow the naysayers much more time and opportunity to work their mischief. And all they want to do is just kill it,” Baucus said before a meeting with Snowe.

    Even were Conrad’s prediction of a markup next week to prove true, he acknowledged that merging the Finance and HELP committee bills would be challenging. Among other differences, the HELP measure includes a public option, while any bipartisan Finance package would not.

    “The question is, how fast can the bills be melded? You know, that’s really the challenge to getting it done on the floor,” Conrad said. “And how long does it last on the floor?”

  85. ryansgrammy Says:

    Rose — guess it was wishful thinking when I read the headline about a hunger strike at the UN — was hoping the UN members were going on a long hunger strike! 😀

  86. rosettasister Says:


  87. rosettasister Says:

    Yes! James Pethokoukis agrees with me and many others on Regina Herzlinger!

    Let’s do it the Swiss way! I knew I liked that young man!


    9 reasons Pelosi’s healthcare surtax is disastrous

    Less than three weeks after passing a costly cap-and-trade carbon emission plan, Pelosi & Co. have giddily unveiled a $1.2 trillion healthcare plan partially funded by a $544 billion surtax on the work and investment income of wealthier Americans, including small business owners.

    The ten-year proposal calls for

    a 1 percent surtax on adjusted gross income — including capital gains — between $350,000 and $500,000;

    a 1.5% surtax on income between $500,000 and $1 million; and

    a 5.4% surtax on income exceeding $1 million.

    (Interestingly, the House fact sheet on the surtax forgets to mention the highest tax rate. Hey, they were in a rush.)

    How bad an idea is this? Let me count the ways:

    Number 9

    It pays for a wrong-headed healthcare reform plan.

    Health exchanges, a public option, subsidies, taxes … well, we could go on and on.


    Or we could try to create a simpler consumer-driven market.


    Harvard Business economist Regina Herzlinger recommends reforming the tax system by making the money spent by employers on health insurance available as cash, tax-free, to employees.

    “Insurers would then compete for customers with policies that offer better value for the money,” she wrote in an analysis for consultancy McKinsey.

    Not even on the Obamacrat radar screen, though.

    All in all, it’s another sign from the Obama administration and the Obamacrats in Congress that their top priority is redistributing existing wealth — at least what’s left of it — rather than creating new wealth.

    That, I guess, explains those ear-to-ear smiles on Capitol Hill.

  88. rosettasister Says:

    An Honest Lefty

    Why Obama, Dems are trying to rush through healthcare reform

    Falling poll numbers and rising joblessness = time is not on the Dems side for passing healthcare reform — as liberal blogger Matthew Yglesias just realized:

    “Obama remains quite popular, but his popularity is shrinking and as best one can tell the culprit is the bad economy.

    I think this underscores the fact that if Democratic legislative leaders are serious about reforming health care they’ll want to get as much as possible of the work done before leaving on their August recess.

    The unemployment rate is almost certain to be higher in four or five months than it is today and that’s very likely to weaken Obama’s ability to be an effective advocate. …

    If there’s an “Obama plan” on the table in August, a lot of Republican members will be hearing mostly good things about it from their constituents.

    If it takes until October, they may hear different things.”

  89. rosettasister Says:

    Another honest lefty

    Shock! Climate change expert favors hyping global warming threat

    This bit from an interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist and climate change worrier Thomas Schelling is a stunner:

    “Well I do think that one of the difficulties is that most of the beneficiaries [of fighting climate change ] aren’t yet born.

    More than that: Most of the beneficiaries will be born in what we now call the developing world.

    By 2080 or 2100 five-sixths of the population, at least, will be in places like China, India, Indonesia, Africa and so forth. …

    It’s a tough sell.


    And probably you have to find ways to exaggerate the threat.


    And you can in fact find ways to make the threat serious.”

  90. Tenacity Says:

    Here’s some trivia for ya. Ever wonder what really happened with Kreep’s subpoena for S/Ob’s Occidental College records?

    An article by Chelsea Schilling of WND was posted at the USJF site on June 11th, 2009. Here’s the relevant excerpt:

    Kreep petitioned the college with a demand for its records concerning Obama.

    Occidental College library
    “The gravamen of the petition is the question as to whether United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama, of Illinois, is eligible to serve as president of the United States pursuant to the requirements for that office in the United States Constitution,” he wrote. “The records sought may provide documentary evidence, and/or admissions by said defendant, as to said eligibility or lack thereof.”

    College officials then contacted Obama’s lawyers, who argued to the court that the election was over and that future concerns should be addressed to Congress.

    The motion stated that the records, which could reveal on what name Obama attended classes at Occidental and whether he attended on scholarship money intended for foreign students, “are of no relevance to this moot litigation.”

    The motion also claimed the petitioners failed to serve the subpoena properly.

    “The subpoena directed to Occidental College should therefore be quashed. Alternatively, this court should issue an order directing that the deposition of the custodian of records of Occidental College not take place,” the firm working on Obama’s behalf stated.

    “The central issue in this lawsuit … is whether any Respondent had a legal duty to demand proof of natural born citizenship from Democratic Party’s nominee,” the motion said. “None of the documents sought by petitioners could possibly assist in answering this question.”

    A judge granted a motion to quash the subpoena.

    “Obama’s attorneys bent over backward to block us,” Kreep told WND. “Obama doesn’t want anyone to see those records. He’s trying to hide them.”

    His efforts resulted in a threat from Obama’s attorneys to seek financial sanctions against the plaintiff’s lawyers.

    Kreep said a notice of appeal will be filed next week.

    A notice posted on the Occidental College Web site states, “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations protect the privacy of student education records. We, therefore, cannot disclose students’ classes, grade point averages, majors or other such information.”

  91. Troy Says:

    Watch CNN’s Don Lemon as he realizes that someone just pooped in his kool-aid.

  92. sdee Says:

    Troy Says:
    July 15, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    “”The revoking of Major Cook’s order of deployment also indicates a new long-form forgery is ready. “”

    Buying time?

    Brings us back to Leo’s take all along that the BC was a distraction from their real game, that Obama’s own claim that he was a British Citizen at birth, was the Constitutional issue to address.

    As he always asks, “what will you do when he comes up with the BC?”

    What a mess.

    Think for a moment about the gravity of all we are discussing here – hard to fathom. Games whose stakes place the world on the brink.

  93. ryansgrammy Says:

    This was an interesting article from Atlas Shrugs from a retired Army LC

  94. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Troy! I needed that!

    Better Days!

    Bush in Ghana

  95. rosettasister Says:

    Bush in Liberia

  96. rosettasister Says:

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  98. Troy Says:

    We are approaching the “breaking point” and I reflect back to the 1993 Joel Schumacher film “Falling Down” which starred Michael Douglas. During this summer, the discontent will continue to arise as we head into the fall, which could have an appropriate meaning for the liberals.

    Americans are growing tired of the ineptness, incompetence, and corruption which now characterizes Washington DC. Get to DC on 9-12 and let your anger be known, your voice heard, and do not just internalize that emotion.

    Michael Douglas’ character just wanted to get a birthday present to his daughter……we want our Country back!

  99. Troy Says:

    I have an idea for a new tea party placard.

    “Hey, you forgot the briefcase”!!! 😉

  100. Troy Says:

  101. Troy Says:

    As far as I’m concerned this is an excellent opportunity for thr Major….He now has a wrongful termination suit just begging to be filed.
    DoD orders Major fired after challenging Obama’s eligibility
    by DefendUSx July 15, 2009 14:23
    By Chelsea Schilling
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    The Department of Defense has compelled a private employer to fire a U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job after he had his military deployment orders revoked for arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

    According to the CEO of Simtech Inc., a private company contracted by the Defense Security Services, an agency of the Department of Defense, the federal agency has compelled the termination of Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook.

    Cook’s attorney, Orly Taitz, wrote in her blog that Simtech CEO Larry Grice said he would try to find another position within the company for Cook, but nothing is currently available.

    The Department of Defense does contracting in the general field of information technology/systems integration, at which Cook, a senior systems engineer and architect, was employed until taking a military leave of absence on July 10 in preparation for his deployment to Afghanistan.

    “Grice told Plaintiff, in essence, that the situation had become ‘nutty and crazy,’ and that plaintiff would no longer be able to work at his old position,” Taitz wrote.

    Grice made clear that it was Defense Security Services that had compelled Simtech to fire Cook.

    According to the report, Grice told Cook “there was some gossip that ‘people were disappointed in’ the plaintiff because they thought he was manipulating his deployment orders to create a platform for political purposes.”

    The Simtech CEO then discussed Cook’s expectation of final paychecks, without any severance pay, and wished the soldier well.

    “A federal agency (such as the Department of Defense, acting through the Defense Security Services Agency) clearly violates the Whistleblower Protection Act if it takes or fails to take (or threatens to take or fail to take) a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant because of any disclosure of information by the employee or applicant that he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of a law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; gross waste of funds; an abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety,” Taitz wrote.

    “What has happened in the present case of Stefan Frederick Cook is that a federal agency appears to have taken action against Stefan Frederick Cook’s private employer, Simtech, Inc., which is a closely held corporation owned and operated by members of a single family, who are as much victims of the Department of Defense’s heavy-handed interference with plaintiff Cook’s private-sector employment as is plaintiff Cook himself.”

    As WND reported, Taitz confirmed to WND the military rescinded his impending deployment orders.

    “We won! We won before we even arrived,” she said with excitement. “It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!”

    She continued, “They just said, ‘Order revoked.’ No explanation. No reasons – just revoked.”

    A hearing on the questions raised by Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, an engineer who told WND he wants to serve his country in Afghanistan, was scheduled for July 16 at 9:30 a.m.

  102. Troy Says:

    by DefendUSx July 15, 2009 14:34

    From Dr. Orly Taitz

    Moreover, however, retaliation has occurred or begun against Plaintiff Stefan Frederick Cook for the exercise of his First Amendment right to petition for redress of grievances and Plaintiff Cook accordingly here seeks an injunction against the continuance or full implementation of this official governmental retaliation or in the alternative for a writ of mandamus, order to show cause, or rule nisi be issued to the Department of Defense commanding it to cease, cure, or remedy all retaliation against Plaintiff Cook. The circumstances are as follows:

    Read the rest here:

  103. Troy Says:

    MTV Joins EU to Push Climate Change Propaganda
    by DefendUSx July 15, 2009 15:50

    Kurt Nimmo
    July 15, 2009

    The globalist European Union has teamed up with MTV, the music television networked owned by transnational corporate leviathan Viacom, to push the climate change fraud on the young and unsuspecting.

    “EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas says today’s youth ‘will bear the brunt’ of climate change, including rising temperatures and sea-levels,” the Associated Press reports. “The music channel will also hold special climate change concerts in Stockholm, Budapest and Copenhagen in the run-up to the U.N. conference, which starts Dec. 7.”

    The slick propaganda campaign arrives a few days after the G8 meeting in L’Aquila, Italy. In addition to discussions on how to use the banker created economic crisis to formulate “global governance,” i.e., global government, the G8 discussed climate change. G8 leaders agreed on new targets to limit so-called greenhouse gas emissions and try to limit global warming to just two degrees centigrade above pre-industrial levels. The plan will usher in crushing serfdom planned for humanity by the global elite. The G8 once again proposed world government to deal with so-called climate change.

    “The EU’s objective is to ensure that global average temperature does not increase more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. To avoid this, global emissions of greenhouse gases must peak before 2020 and then greatly decrease by 2050,” the Play to Stop Europe for Climate site hosted by MTV states.

    In 2007, over one hundred prominent scientists signed a letter dismissing man-made global warming as a scheme which will diminish prosperity and increase human suffering. “Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life,” MIT climate scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen warned.

    Lindzen is one of over 100 prominent scientists who have signed a letter criticizing the UN move as a bureaucratic scheme, pointing out the results of a recent study in the International Journal of Climatology which concludes that climate change over the past thirty years is largely a result of solar activity and that attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions are irrelevant.

    In 2008, a peer-reviewed Physics and Society journal published evidence proving that the UN IPCC’s 2007 climate summary “overstated CO2’s impact on temperature by 500-2000%.” The paper also outlined evidence to confirm that Mars, Jupiter, Neptune’s largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth warmed, a factor attributed to the Sun having been more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years.

    Regardless of the fact there is increasing skepticism and a mountain of scientific evidence contradicting the global climate change scam, earlier this week the Rockefeller Foundation — in conjunction with UNESCO, the World Bank, and the US Army — issued a report entitled 2009 State of the Future stating that climate change “has unprecedented implications for political and social stability” and the collapse of civilization. “The good news is that the global financial crisis and climate change planning may be helping humanity to move from its often selfish, self-centered adolescence to a more globally responsible adulthood,” the authors conclude.

    According to a Europe-wide survey, the MTV crowd is not up to speed on the climate change program. Only about half of people aged between 15 and 24 have ever taken action to fight climate change, the lowest of any age group, according to the New York Times. “The first concert, featuring the pop star Moby, will take place in Stockholm on Aug. 20 and is timed to coincide with World Water Week. Other concerts are timed to coincide with Mobility Week in Budapest and with a United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen in December.”

  104. Troy Says:

    Oh, I hope Nancy wasn’t injured. 😉

  105. rosettasister Says:

    Retired general, lieutenant colonel join reservist’s lawsuit over Obama’s citizenship

  106. Troy Says:

    GAG THE INTERNET! Book by Obama Official for silencing the opposition
    by DefendUSx July 15, 2009 17:51


    When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling.

    Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor (and closet homosexual) who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a “chilling effect” on speech that might hurt someone’s feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them.

    Advance copies of Sunstein’s new book, “On Rumors: How Falsehoods Spread, Why We Believe Them, What Can Be Done,” have gone out to reviewers ahead of its September publication date, but considering the prominence with which Sunstein is about to be endowed, his worrying views are fair game now. Sunstein is President Obama’s choice to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. It’s the bland titles that should scare you the most.

    “Although obscure,” reported the Wall Street Journal, “the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Obama aides have said the job will be crucial as the new administration overhauls financial-services regulations, attempts to pass universal health care and tries to forge a new approach to controlling emissions of greenhouse gases.”

    Sunstein was appointed, no doubt, off the success of “Nudge,” his previous book, which suggests that government ought to gently force people to be better human beings.

    Czar is too mild a world for what Sunstein is about to become. How about “regulator in chief”? How about “lawgiver”? He is Obama’s Obama.

    In “On Rumors,” Sunstein reviews how views get cemented in one camp even when people are presented with persuasive evidence to the contrary. He worries that we are headed for a future in which “people’s beliefs are a product of social networks working as echo chambers in which false rumors spread like wildfire.” That future, though, is already here, according to Sunstein. “We hardly need to imagine a world, however, in which people and institutions are being harmed by the rapid spread of damaging falsehoods via the Internet,” he writes. “We live in that world. What might be done to reduce the harm?”

    Sunstein questions the current libel standard – which requires proving “actual malice” against those who write about public figures, including celebrities. Mere “negligence” isn’t libelous, but Sunstein wonders, “Is it so important to provide breathing space for damaging falsehoods about entertainers?” Celeb rags, get ready to hire more lawyers.

    Sunstein also believes that – whether you’re a blogger, The New York Times or a Web hosting service – you should be held responsible even for what your commenters say. Currently you’re immune under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. “Reasonable people,” he says, “might object that this is not the right rule,” though he admits that imposing liability for commenters on service providers would be “a considerable burden.”

    But who cares about a burden when insults are being bandied about? “A ‘chilling effect’ on those who would spread destructive falsehoods can be an excellent idea,” he says.

    “As we have seen,” Sunstein writes, having shown us no such thing, “falsehoods can undermine democracy itself.” What Sunstein means by that sentence is pretty clear: He doesn’t like so-called false rumors about his longtime University of Chicago friend and colleague, Barack Obama.

    He alludes on page 3 (and on page 13, and 14, and 45, and 54 – the book is only 87 pages) to the supposedly insidious lie that “Barack Obama pals around with terrorists.” Since Sunstein intends to impose his Big Chill on such talk, I’d better get this in while I can. The “rumor,” i.e., “fact,” about the palsy-walsiness of Obama and unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers (Ayers referred to Obama as a “family friend” in a memoir) did not “undermine democracy,” i.e., prevent Obama’s election. The facts got out, voters weighed them and ruled that they weren’t disqualifying.

    Sunstein calls for a “notice and take down” law that would require bloggers and service providers to “take down falsehoods upon notice,” even those made by commenters – but without apparent penalty.

    Consider how well this nudge would work. You blog about Obama-Ayers. You get a letter claiming that your facts are wrong so you should remove your post. You refuse. If, after a court proceeding proves simply that you are wrong (but not that you committed libel, which when a public figure is the target is almost impossible), you lose, the penalty is . . . you must take down your post.

    How long would it take for a court to sort out the truth? Sasha and Malia will be running for president by then. Nobody will care anymore. But it will give politicians the ability to tie up their online critics in court.

    Sunstein, trying to fair, argues that libel awards should be capped at $15,000, or at least limited for anyone demonstrating financial hardship. But $15K is the limit you’d pay to your opponent. The legal bill is the scary part, and the reason bloggers already have plenty of reason to be careful about what they say, even if they don’t much fear a libel conviction.

    Sunstein dreams of an impossibly virtuous America: “We could also imagine a future in which those who spread false rumors are categorized as such, discounted and marginalized . . . people would approach rumors skeptically even they provide comfort and fit their own biases.” But if his chilling wind doesn’t work, Sunstein may try to make good on the implicit threat that runs through his book: that he would redefine libel as the spread of false information and hold everyone up the ladder responsible.

    If this happened, the blogosphere would turn into Pluto overnight. Comments sections would slam shut. Every writer would work on a leash shorter than a shoelace.

    Sunstein is an enemy to every news organization and blogger. We should return the favor and declare war on him.

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  108. Troy Says:

    This has to be the funniest thing that I have ever seen from Lame Cherry….Ronflmaooooo

  109. Troy Says:

    Just listen to this piece of shit….The fat faced fucker actually thinks this is a game….Thats why they lied, cheated and stole the elction for this cocksucker, so he could go to Washington and act like the fat faced prick that he is?….Just five minutes alone in a locked room, thats all it would take for me to make that jackass understand how he should conduct himself in DC.

  110. Troy Says:

    Make no mistake about it, the above video is Franken and the Dems giving the middle finger to the American citizens.

    When people gloat they should always remember that humility is just a breath away and retribution is often harsh…A day of reckoning is swiftly approaching.

  111. Troy Says:

    Spread the word far and wide!!!….Let’s shut ’em down!!!!

  112. j.b. Says:

    I am so pissed right now and I haven’t even watched the Frankenstein film yet!

    So, Major Cook was fired……..nothin’ good will come from this.
    Well, not for some, anyways……I gotta go nap before riding the anti- high BP machine. Either that or go get ICE CREAM!

    Norman Beale much? Why, yes! Yes I can. ugh.

    Serenity prayer much? Why, yes! Yes I do!


  113. Troy Says:

    Earlier, Greta announced, on her blog, that she is going to report on a video in her posession…She said it will make heads explode….How much would you like to bet that it is the Franken video that I just posted?

  114. Troy Says:

    She just announced that it’s a video of our elected politicians splurging with our tax dollars.

  115. sdee Says:

    So somebody decides to start reading the latest 1018 page healthcare takeover guide and right on page on 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.

    “”Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Nor will those who leave a company to work for themselves be free to buy individual plans from private carriers.””

    Need any more reasons the keep the lying scum in Washington from even touching our family’s healthcare?

  116. sdee Says:

    Troy said: Greta announced, on her blog, that she is going to report on a video…..she said it will make heads explode
    Greta lives in her own world, or just takes what her staff feeds her, or both. I saw half a dozen things just today that are thousands of times worse than that including the Franken video you posted.

    I understand Fox educates millions – without it the media would be 100% propaganda. Except for Beck (who they keep safely hidden away at 5pm, Fox ignores the hard nosed investigative reporting that could save our nation.

  117. Troy Says:

    Govt. Spends $700,000 For Lavish Employee Retreat

    View Discussion Last Updated: Wed, 07/15/2009 – 3:13pm

    In the midst of the nation’s dire financial crisis and astounding unemployment rate, the federal government spent $700,000 to treat officials of one struggling agency to a lavish three-day conference at an upscale resort.

    U.S. taxpayers treated hundreds of Social Security Administration employees (and their relatives) to a festive retreat at one of Arizona’s fanciest hotels, the Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, which is described as a desert jewel with a golf course, dozens of acres of lush gardens and swimming pools.

    Besides the fancy lodging, the getaway included airfare, hotel entertainment, dancers, motivational speakers and food, according to news reports. There was also an evening excursion to a local casino. The agency says such meetings are essential and that the Phoenix jaunt was just one in a series of such regional meetings at an annual cost of more than $1 million.

    The purpose of this latest desert oasis getaway, according to Social Security Administration brass, was to master the art of reducing stress due to a growing number of death threats against agency employees. No details were offered on who exactly has threatened their lives, however.

    The retreat outraged several lawmakers, including top members of the House Ways and Means Committee who demanded an explanation for the trip in a letter to Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue. The federal legislators ask why “At a time when millions of Americans are out of work and having to do more with less,” it decided to put on a taxpayer-funded $700,000 motivational conference at the prestigious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

  118. Tenacity Says:

    Barry has more than Karma to worry about…he has sold his soul and when it is all said and done, he will be left with nothing but self…for eternity. Thank God we can choose a different end.

  119. Troy Says:

    Lou Dobbs, the only anchor worth watching at CNN, continues to talk about the BC / eligibilty issue.

  120. sdee Says:

    Very interesting Lame Cherry post on the firing of Major Cook and how it may be the first sign of a turning tide.

  121. rosettasister Says:

    Good night, good people!

    Thanks very much for keeping us up to speed.

    New Thread:

  122. sdee Says:

    I listened to the Lou Dobbs tapes. He carefully tied all the arguments and open questions back to the BC and wonderment at why Obama has not produced it.

    All seems too convenient to me for Dobbs to have such a matter-of-fact grasp on this all of a sudden.

    Is Dobbs teeing up all the eligibility arguments for a big “here it is, now will you all shut up and go away?”

  123. Tenacity Says:

    Did Alan Keyes stick his foot in his mouth or what? Is Keyes thick or is he just playing politician? I once thought he was bright. Trying to staddle a fence is not bright. He just removed himself in my mind from being classified a statesman.

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