I agree that Lou is much more educated on the topic than what he is letting out, but I think, in a sly way, he is doing the opposite….I believe he is gently opening the door to the idea that Obama is ineligible….Dobbs can’t stand Obama.
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.
Yeah, I can’t believe Keyes said he would be satisfied with a Hawaii long form BC to make Obama a NBC….Obama can never be a NBC no matter where he was born…..NBC = born to TWO U.S. citizen parents on U.S. soil…..Dobbs shut down a female caller from Yuma, Az. when she correctly informed him that McCain was not a NBC either…Dobbs also said that the Solicitor General made a ruling on McCain’s citizenship as a NBC….I guess he doesn’t realize that ruling carries absolutely no legal weight whatsoever….The ONLY people that can make a legal binding ruling on who is a NBC is the SCOTUS….It is a constitutional issue that requires a SC constituional ruling and SCOTUS are the only ones that have the athority….I appreciate Dobbs giving it some airtime, but if he is going to speak and give opinions on the matter then I sure wish he would take the time to fully educate himself….So far it seems that only Donofrio, Wrotnoski, and Appuzo have a firm and correct grasp on the issue.
Troy says: Dobbs also said that the Solicitor General made a ruling on McCain’s citizenship as a NBC…
Yeah I still felt Dobbs was leading folks down the garden path:
– wow, he really should produce his long form BC (feinted surprise)
– gee, McCain produced his and “they” said he was qualified even though his birth qualifications was not per letter of the Constitution (convenient mistruth)
– lookee here! – Obama has a long form after all. You said that is what he needed right? “They” said even McCain’s was OK so we gotta cut Obama a break too – its only fair. (rope the dopes)
I hope i am wrong.
Donofrio predicted this scenario all along. You are right it should have been addressed by the Supreme Court.
I, like Orly Taitz and others, will never give up….This is an email that I just sent to Lou Dobbs.
Allow me to start off by saying that I am, like you, a conservative Independent…I am also a big fan of your’s and admire you for your straight forward, unbiased coverage of national and political issues.
Sir, I listened to your radio broadcast on July 15th that covered the issue of Barack Obama’s citizenship / birth certificate / eligibility….I was amazed at what appeared to be your lack of knowledge or understanding on this issue….Maybe it was just an act on your part in an effort to deflect the harsh retribution that is displayed by the Obama main stream media propaganda / attack machine.
If it turns out that you, genuinely, are in need of more knowledge on this extremely important subject then I am providing a link to an excellent place to start.
http // people.mags.net/tonchen/birthers.htm
This information has been examined and approved for accuracy by constitutional lawyers and scholars and is 100% accurate….You could safely quote anything from this information and stand by it.
If you would like to know more and have an excellent and highly knowledgeable guest on your show, who can easily enlighten your listeners on the accurate facts of this eligibility issue, then I would recommend Dr. Edwin Vieira or Attorney Leo Donofrio or Attorney Mario Appuzo….Mr. Appuzo currently has a high profile case against Obama and others regarding the natural born citizenship / eligibility issue….His case is currently active and, in my opinion, a much higher profile case than that which Orly Taitz is currently conducting….I don’t mean to insinuate that Mrs. Taitz’s case isn’t important also, because it surely is.
Mr. Donofrio’s case, regarding the eligibility issue, was the first one to go before the U.S. Supreme Court…The justices ruled not to hear his case on it’s merits and it was “dismissed without comments”…..Here is a link to Mr. Donofrio’s site… naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/ …..The current post is his most recent and a message can be given to him by using the “comments” area….He will reply….In his archives / past articles you can find the best researched and most accurate information on this subject matter that is available anywhere on the Internet.
Here is a link to Mario Appuzo’s site which has his contact information…. http // puzo1.blogspot.com/2009/07/neither-14th-amendment-nor-wong-kim-ark.html
Mr. Appuzo is also 100% knowledgeable on these issues….His currently active case is very high profile and is likely to be the one that blows this scandal wide open.
Dr. Edwin Vieira is a highly renowned expert on all constitutional matters and has spoken on this topic many times….He is also very accessible.
http // www cusc.org/pages/DR-VIEIRA.htm
Mr. Dobbs this issue of Barack Obama’s ineligibility is the most important scandal that this country has ever seen….He is currently a usurper to the office of President of the United States of America….Every single law that he signs, every single bill that he signs, every single appointee that he designates are illegal and subject to reversal….We are in the midst of a constitutional crisis of the likes that our country has never seen before.
Mr. Dobbs, if you are going to do the right thing for our country and get involved, then it is imperative that you be 100% knowledgeable of all that facts involved in this scandal….I say scandal because Barack Obama and his handlers knew fully well before he ever ran for office that he was constitutionally ineligible to hold the office….A serious crime has been committed.
Please Mr. Dobbs, “we the people” need you, sir….The MSM has ignored, ridiculed and berated anyone who has dared to intelligently speak on this matter….Those of us that know the true facts have been belittled and called all sorts of names….These tactics are straight out of Saul Alinski’s “Rules for Radicals”….We have been minimalised and marginalised.
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, World Net Daily is reporting.
As if our usurper President hasn’t been mean and nasty enough with all the new taxes and burdens he has decreed, most likely in an illegal way, or at least until he can PROVE he is qualified to hold that office according to the United States Constitution, he has just one-upped himself in nastiness.
Some weeks ago a U. S. Army Reserve Major named Stefan Cook received orders to be deployed overseas to Afghanistan. The Major, a good man living in Florida and working for a civilian employer named Simtech, Inc., had personal questions about the eligiblity of Barack Obama to hold the Office of President of the United States as he has not proved his status as a natural born American, a Constitutional requirement.
For that reason, Major Stefan Cook refused to honor the order, which according to military tradition emanated from the military Commander in Chief, in theory if not in fact. The military issued charges against Cook that would result in court martial proceedings and possibly result in imprisonment, fine and a less than honorable discharge from the service.
Major Cook hired an Attorney named Orly Taitz who has pending other charges against Barack Obama for usurpation of the Office of the President as being ineligible due to not being a natural born citizen of the United States of America.
Maj. Cook filed the suit July 8 in federal court here asking for conscientious objector status and a preliminary injunction based upon his belief that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. But before the issue got to court, Cook’s orders to deploy to Afghanistan were revoked. Lt. Col. Maria Quon, U.S. Army Public Affairs.
According to a July 15, 2009 report from Lily Gordon, Ledger-Enquirer, the defense against the military’s charges on Major Cook was apparently too much for both the military and the usurping President to counter and incredibly, the charges and the deployment orders were rescinded and the deployment of Major Cook to Afghanistan was canceled.
Another report on July 15, 2009 by Red Steel, Auburn Journal, says that the Department of Defense has compelled Major Cook’s private employer, Simtech, Inc. to fire the U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job. Simtech Inc., is a private company contracted by the Department of Defense; the federal agency has compelled the termination of Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook.
How is that for being the big bully on the block? I can only hope that someone can also get that order reversed. Imagine getting fired for seeking the truth? I am convinced that this is the single most disgusting Administration ever in the history of the United States with the most sickening person masquerading as our President.
This Army Major put his career in jeopardy to take this action and he was facing military court martial, possible imprisonment, fines and loss of time served as well as a Dishonorable Discharge; actions which would have effectively destroyed the rest of his life. Bravery and love for country to do something that honorable is well beyond courageous; it borders on being qualified for a citation for eternal gratitude from every American citizen.
When the heavy hand of tyranny strikes out at innocent people like Major Cook who is a good and honest American serving his country in volunteer military service, legitimately seeking information on what should be shown publicly, who will he hammer next?
According to U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, a fiscally conservative Democrat from Arkansas, the House of Representative’s health care reform bill may be dead on arrival and continues to lose support.
“Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee, we had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today.”
Ross is a leader of the so-called “Blue Dogs,” democrats who remain staunchly opposed to big government tax-and-spend policies, despite the wishes of the president. Ross claims that without significant changes, the bill will die a slow death in committee.
Of course, this may all be nothing more than political posturing, as Ross claims “The current bill would have to be substantially amended before we could consider supporting it.” He and his fellow Blue Dogs have been meeting all week to create those amendments, and will present them to the Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee, next week.
An hour before the Energy and Commerce Committee began its consideration of the health reform bill, Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross, a Democrat on the panel, said, “There’s no way they can pass the current bill on the House floor. Not even close.”
Ross, the chief negotiator for the fiscally conservative 52-member Blue Dog Coalition, doesn’t believe the bill unveiled Tuesday comes close to curtailing the ever-escalating costs of health care spending, particularly for Medicare.
The conservative Arkansas Democrat also objects to the surtaxes included in the bill, saying, “I don’t like the idea of raising taxes in the worst economic crisis since World War II.”
Democratic detractors are still conferring about what amendments to offer during committee consideration. And the Blue Dogs aren’t alone — other caucuses and individual members have raised a multitude of complaints with the legislation.
In the face of all those complaints, Democratic leaders and the chairmen drafting the bill could face significant resistance in trying to meet their timeline to approve their version by the time members leave for the August recess.
“I suspect we’ll have all the time we need, given they don’t have the votes to get it out of committee,” Ross said.
If they can’t win by argument, the Obama administration will resort to threats. It’s apparently their money now, and they’re loathe to give it back to the ungrateful wretches that gave it to them in the first place. What’s not to understand?
Tomorrow, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will deliver the Friday sermon in Tehran–the most important pulpit for policy and polemic in Iran.
The former president and speaker of the parliament has been a regular on the Friday circuit over the past 30 years, but has been eerily absent for more than two months.
More crucially, though the reformist cleric has met with families of those arrested in recent weeks (an important symbolic act), his words since the controversial elections of June 12 have been characteristically ambiguous.
This Friday is his hour of reckoning.
Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Moussavi and Mohammad Khatami have both announced that they will also attend the prayer, and have invited their supporters to do the same.
The day has the potential of becoming yet another massive show of force by the opposition.
According to another Iranian blog which claims to have original information about Taraneh from her family, Iranian security forces contacted Taraneh’s family after the hospital visit warning them not to publicize Taraneh’s story and not to associate her disappearance with arrests made at post-election protests, claiming instead that she had tried to harm herself because of feeling guilty for having pre-marital sex.
Witnesses have come forward to the various Internet sites who are covering Taraneh’s story, stating that she was mentally and physically abused in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison and also that a person who matches her physical description and injuries had been treated at the Imam Khomeini Hospital, was unconscious when witnessed and was later transferred out of the hospital while still unconscious.
Taraneh’s is not the first allegation of brutal raping of a post-election protester — according to the UK Guardian, an 18 year old boy in Shiraz was repeatedly gang raped by prison officials while in detention after being arrested for participating in the protests on June 15. That boy’s father won’t let him back in the family home.
Despite its agitations for reform, Iranian society remains traditional, according to Iranian-British blogger Potkin Azarmehr, and it’s the stigma of rape that is being used as a weapon against the protesters. “By killing protesters, the government makes martyrs of them, but by raping them and allowing them to live, it makes them shunned in society,” Azarmehr said.
But eyewitness testimony on a website linked to Iran’s reformists suggests the real toll might have reached hundreds. One women seeking the body of her child described being shown into a makeshift mortuary filled with bodies. “Although I didn’t find my child’s body, on seeing all those corpses dumped on top of each other, I passed out,” she said.
Thousands of people were arrested after the elections and many are still missing.
But Mr Ahmadinejad delivered one of his traditionally belligerent speeches yesterday. His new government will be “ten times more powerful” than the last one and its sole aim will be to “bring down the global arrogance”, he promised. “Global arrogance” is the president’s usual term for Western countries.
“We will not allow the arrogant powers to even have one night of good sleep,” added Mr Ahmadinejad.
His leading opponents within Iran are expected to attend Friday prayers today. Mr Mousavi and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president and Mr Ahmadinejad’s most formidable foe, could make their first public appearance since the demonstrations were suppressed.
As calculated by the Tax Foundation, when factoring in the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, average state and local income taxes, Medicare taxes, and the new surtax, the average top marginal income tax rate in the U.S. would be 52 percent!
The top rate in the U.S. would then be higher than countries like France, Canada, Italy, Spain and Germany.
Only 3 countries in the 30-member OECD, an association of the most economically developed countries in the world, would have a higher rate.
Taxpayers in the 6 highest taxed U.S. states would pay higher rates than every country in the OECD except Denmark.
Taxpayers in every state, even the 9 that do not levy a state income tax, would face a higher top marginal rate than taxpayers in 21 out of the 30 OECD countries.
… more and more capital allocation decisions are likely to be driven by tax considerations as opposed to economic return.
This is why tax reformers prefer lower rates with fewer deductions as a way of raising revenue. There is far less economic distortion that way.
The Tax Reform Act of 1986, for instance, slashed the number of tax brackets from 14 to 2, winnowed the top marginal rate from 50 percent to 28 percent and eliminated many tax sheltering strategies.
The House bill would increase the number of brackets to a post-1986 high of nine while raising the top rate to 45 percent.
Surely the Obama administration must know this sort of thing makes for terrible tax policy, though it would create more jobs for certified tax planners.
As Obama himself wrote in the “Audacity of Hope”:
“The high marginal tax rates that existed when Reagan took office may not have curbed incentives to work or invest, but they did distort investment decisions — and did lead to the wasteful industry of setting up tax shelters.”
Faced with huge and growing budget deficits, the White House and congressional Democrats needed to pay for healthcare reform in the worst way.
Here is what Doug Elmendorf of the CBO said today about Obamacare:
In the legislation that has been reported we do not see the sort of fundamental changes that would be necessary to reduce the trajectory of federal health spending by a significant amount.
And on the contrary, the legislation significantly expands the federal responsibility for health care costs. …
The creation of a new subsidy for health insurance, which is a critical part of expanding health insurance coverage in our judgment, would by itself increase the federal responsibility for health care that raises federal spending on health care.
It raises the amount of activity that is growing at this unsustainable rate and
to offset that there has to be very substantial reductions in other parts of the federal commitment to health care,
either on the tax revenue side through changes in the tax exclusion or on the spending side through reforms in Medicare and Medicaid.
Certainly reforms of that sort are included in some of the packages, and we are still analyzing the reforms in the House package.
Legislation was only released as you know two days ago.
But changes we have looked at so far do not represent the fundamental change on the order of magnitude that would be necessary to offset the direct increase in federal health costs from the insurance coverage proposals.
Then with markets quickly deteriorating, Paulson decided to use TARP to inject capital into banks rather than buying bank assets.
Paulson and Bernanke could have skipped TARP altogether, letting a combination of accounting changes, bank bond and money market guarantees, and Fed lending facilities do the heavy lifting.
Former Treasury official Phillip Swagel, though, rejects that counterfactual approach in a recent paper:
“With financial institutions beyond Lehman weakening as asset performance deteriorated, it seems likely that the lockup would have taken place, and perhaps sooner than later.”
Perhaps, but TARP has also served to give government an unhealthy foothold into America’s capital allocation system and furthered the costly bailout fever (and accompanying moral hazard) that hopefully may have finally broken with the government’s decision to not save CIT Group.
Yet any errors must be placed in the context of a fast-evolving financial crisis.
It would have taken a cool hand indeed (as well as a strong stomach) to have not attempted something like a $700 billion toxic asset buy.
Hey, had that silver-bullet plan had enough time to be put into effect, Uncle Sam could be sitting on some potentially quite profitable assets today.
In the end, however, if the U.S. economy avoids both bank nationalization and a long period of economic stagnation following the double bubble trouble, Paulson may well be judged “substantially correct.”
If the Finance Committee is to complete its work on healthcare reform in time for its bill to be combined with the HELP Committee measure — no mean feat — and the Senate is to have the two weeks needed to debate the bill, Baucus and his committee would all but certainly have to begin marking up their part of the bill next week.
Not every senator working on the bill, however, is sold on the importance of the August recess deadline. “It is much more important that we get things right than that we adhere to an arbitrary timetable,” said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.).
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), whose support could provide crucial to the fate of healthcare reform, sees things the same way: “I’m going to do my work in here and they can issue all the time frames they want.”
Asked about Obama’s timeline, Grassley swiped hard at the president, declaring that dipping poll numbers and inexperience were behind Obama’s sense of urgency.
“The pressure is coming because the president’s popularly is declining a little bit — it’s still very high, but declining — and I suppose they’re scared to death,” Grassley said.
“Obama only served two years in the Senate. I mean, he was a member for four years but he only served two years,” Grassley said, referring to the time Obama spent on the presidential campaign trail, “and he probably still hasn’t figured out that nothing is done in the Senate unless it’s bipartisan.”
Rose–I was ahead of you by a couple of years and voted in 1972 as an 18-year old. Boy that seems like such a loooooong time ago. I don’t remember this song by the Jefferson Airplane (there’s a lot I don’t remember anymore). 😀
I think back a lot about the attitude of the young in the 60’s and 70’s Rose. Vietnam was a wedge but it seemed we all mistrusted the government and it was considered healthy. We were indeed idelaistic but always proud to be independent thinkers. What has happened? Why is that no longer the reckless obligation of being young? Young minds should be questioning everyone and everything not worshiping political ideology – it just all seems unnatural
What’s the Rush? Asks Moderate GOPer Snowe
Simple. These bills and legislation are not about the environment, energy, improving health care or helping America in anyway. They are simply constructing pipelines of money from our pockets to DC. They just make sure they are massive enough to permanently enslave us to a central Leftist regime.
They can fine tune the pipeline flow later. The rush is in getting them laid in place before the people wake up and revolt.
What has happened? Why is that no longer the reckless obligation of being young? Young minds should be questioning everyone and everything not worshiping political ideology – it just all seems unnatural
They did for the eight years that Bush (MSM’s satan) was in office…Now they have their messiah, Obama Almighty….That’s what has happened!!!
Months ago, before the election, I stated here that this was going to happen….The banks had been told (forced) to postpone all foreclosures until after the election….It was all in an effort to make their boy, Barack, look good….It was just a matter of time before the dam would break and the penned up tsunami of foreclosuers would come gushing out….Effing dumbass sheeple voters!!!!….Ba-a-a-hhhh, ba-a-a-hhhh!!!
On Thursday July 16, 2009 we are proud to present Dr Edwin Vieira along with Host Terry Dodd and special Co-hostess the renowned Dr Kate.
This is a show you don’t want to miss!
“The Power of the Purse – Taking OUR Republic Back State by State.”
One of the best ways that we are able to restore the sovereign power of each state and stabilize our local economies is to reintroduce Sound-Constitutional Money that will not be subject to the hyperinflation that we are currently facing. For a state to place a NON-FIAT in competition with the worthless private bank paper, that is now our medium of exchange, will change the whole game. The Federal Reserve system and fractional reserve banking has been the key vehicles by which the banksters and globalists have robbed the United States’ Citizenry of our nations assets for the last century. By taking back the power of the purse, we can regain control of our commerce and thus constrain the ongoing theft facilitated by our employees in the District of Criminals. The Sound Money legislation that has been introduced and will be re-introduced will be discussed in detail. Your hosts, Terry Dodd & Dr. Kate, welcome state officials and those concerned that we are no longer in a free market economy to call in and interact with America’s foremost Sound Money expert, Dr. Edwin Vieira. Other constitutional questions may be addressed in the last half hour.
Wooo hoooo!!!!!!!!….Oh, hell yes!!!
Rob Lamb: Time to show what you’re made of
by DefendUSx July 15, 2009 23:32
July 15, 2009
Admiral Michael Mullen, CJCS
General James E Cartwright USMC, VCJCS
General George W. Casey, Jr. USA
Admiral Gary Roughead, USN
General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF
General James T. Conway, USMC
We are now in a situation where those who desire to extricate themselves from the War On Terror, or any other military obligation, may do so by challenging their orders. All one needs to do is question the legitimacy of the alleged president, Soetoro, and they are immediately released. What will you do if all the military want to know the truth? What will you do then? Should not they expect their orders to be legal? Every person in the military should resist, barring absolute proof. If only our military had hundreds of thousands of others with Major Stefan Frederick Cook’s bravery.
Show us, gentlemen, that you, too, have that bravery. Show the American People that you are not just armchair generals, fat and incompetent, happy to collect your paychecks, waiting to retire. Show us that you indeed have some testicular fortitude and the ‘guts’ for which our military is known. Show us you give a damn.
You cannot allow this wound to fester. It is Soetoro, at the top, who must prove himself. Not the other way around. With every damn ‘i’ dotted, and ‘t’ crossed; all the way back to August 4, 1961, from Kenya, to Hawaii, to Indonesia, the passports, the Selective Service application, through school. All of it. ALL OF IT.
The American People cannot depend on Robert Gates. He has licked every boot he ever encountered, for administrations reaching back to when he first joined the CIA. Suckling at the government teat for one’s entire adult life tends to alter the ego, mettle, and judgment. He is worthless.
At one time, there were hopes for Colin Powell. I cannot believe I wrote, begging McCain to put him on the ticket, as V.P., last fall. It turns out he is merely a sycophantic racist; one who now has regrets, or ‘concerns‘. As if that will help this country now. That moron helped put the U.S. on the road to hell.
Congress, for the most part, is nothing but a miserable pathetic collection of spineless, weak political slugs of the lowest order. They thrive only in their own sewage, secreting their vile mucus in every direction, politically apophallating each other. Possibly you can discern my measurement of Congress’ usefulness.
To keep this drip from becoming a torrent, you must demand that Soetoro prove his legitimacy, once and for all. First, he should be a citizen of the United States, incredibly, even that is questionable. But, to be president, he must have two citizen parents. He can be given the benefit of the doubt on the other two requirements. World leaders and intelligence agencies know he is a fraud. Foreign populations have been informed by their media, and know him to be a fraud. Our own CIA and FBI know he is a fraud. Millions of Americans know he is a fraud. Major Cook knows he is a fraud. I’m of the opinion you gentlemen also know he is a fraud.
Honduras. Could this tiny, poor, third world DEMOCRACY be a model for the United States of America? I can’t believe I just wrote that down. Yet that country was not going to allow a president usurp power he did not constitutionally possess, as we have. The Honduran Army was forced to step in and correct the situation, and immediately turn over the reins of power to legitimate officeholders. Their military were true leaders. A coups? No. A correction.
You could achieve the same thing by demanding honesty, truth, and transparency of Soetoro. Demand his bona fides. Prove to the American People that you are leaders. Prove to the American People that you are patriots worthy of the medals on your chests. Or return them as undeserved.
We learn, today, that DOD’s Defense Security Services Agency has demanded that Simtech CEO, Larry Grice, terminate Major Stefan Frederick Cook, and that his security clearances have been revoked. Despicable mistreatment of a true hero. What about the very idea that the military must follow legal orders? How the hell do they know the orders are legal if they don’t ask? Doesn’t this violate the whistle blower protections afforded anybody who works for the government? Yes, soldiers who work for the military, work for the government.
This hero, Major Cook, swore to uphold the Constitution, not a phony president. For doing his job, for protecting the Constitution, he is felled, as if by an enemy bullet, but it turns out to be friendly fire. The despicable coward who ordered this treatment of him should be hanged. By destroying Cook, an illegal order is executed; exactly what Cook was trying to avoid.
He is the hero, the patriot, you gentlemen will never be.
Tenacity, I hope your show goes well tonight! I will have to listen later(as I did last week when you and your guests scared the crap outta me)…..previous family obligations.
Oh, my gosh, I got Larry’s book today-haven’t even opened it yet…….so NOT reading chapter 14……(anatomy description. yuck)
Troy, great letter to Dobbs. I hope he reads it.
Loved the letter from;
Admiral Michael Mullen, CJCS
General James E Cartwright USMC, VCJCS
General George W. Casey, Jr. USA
Admiral Gary Roughead, USN
General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF
General James T. Conway, USMC
Whoo to the f’in hoo! Things are heatin’ up-fo shizzle.
Break a leg, Ten! Or your voice box. Wait, no, then you couldn’t sing. Nevermind. Carry on.
The conventional wisdom in Washington — and the core of U.S.
President Barack Obama’s “Af-Pak” policy, which he announced in March — is that Afghanistan is now the central front in the conflict formerly known as the war on terror.
Pakistan is essential too, of course, and indeed, the thinking goes, you can’t have a successful Afghanistan policy without a successful Pakistan policy.
The problem with this conventional wisdom is that it gets the situation entirely backward:
The real fight is in Pakistan, not Afghanistan, and a successful Af-Pak policy would be to minimize the “Af” part and maximize the “Pak.”
Although Obama has committed an additional 20,000 troops to Afghanistan, as well as additional resources, some recent and far more discrete successes in Pakistan suggest that the United States might be putting its eggs in the wrong basket.
With improved U.S.-Pakistani intelligence-sharing, U.S. drones killed more than 40 commanders loyal to Baitullah Mehsud, head of the Pakistani Taliban, in Waziristan last week.
The U.S. ability to rout the Taliban and al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan is increasingly showing results while the counterinsurgency mission in Afghanistan is wracked with uncertainty and dubious prospects for success.
(With all due respect, if Obama would stop apologizing for the perceived indiscretions of the evil Bush – Cheney axis, then it would appear he’s handling this situation just right.
First of all, I love the music you put up here and look forward to seeing what your selection for the day might be..So? I know this takes a lot of time to do, and I just want to say, “Thank You”
Second, and this is more on topic. I hate to say this, but it entered my mind yesterday, while listening to Lou Dobbs, that maybe he HAD been dismissive of the whole thing, at first…He thought Obama’s Citizenship was self evident…
At the same time? He seemed a bit disingenuous…Made me feel a bit uneasy.
And the Citizenship Scholar? Whuts his name? Hello????
He didn’t have a clue. I found that to be almost laughable. Obviously if he works for Souter? Well Souter doesn’t know either.
What if this is true? Geez……huh?
IS Dobbs really that ill-informed? Is the Citizenship Scholar that ill informed?
So I think to myself:
Most people just don’t get the Natural Born Citizen part, the Article 2 Section 1 aspect….And you find yourself having to say it over and over again to people describing the differences in the terms…and before long, the seriousness of the message is lost in semantics,
The problem are the terms. Natural Born and Native Born, and so on…
So today I just told someone, there are only 2 jobs in the United States where both parents have to be Citizens of the US.
The President and the Vice President.
That’s what the Constitution says…
and they got it…BINGO!
Now, I believe the language added to the argument by the lawyers has caused this, and some? Well maybe intentionally, but most of them are talking legalese and it might as well be Chinese…
So here on out,
I have simplified the message. No need to make it more complex than it is..
Btw, Thanks Troy for the wonderful letter to Lou Dobbs. IF he reads it, I hope he understands it…
but the old “aw shucks” I dinno that…
just seems a bit?
If true? What does that say about our conditioning to believe the MSM knows the truth. Could be, that they are so busy enjoying their lives that they haven’t cracked a book in years..
A judge in Georgia has dismissed a case brought by a U.S. Army reservist whose orders to deploy to Afghanistan were jerked when he challenged President Obama’s eligibility, telling the officer’s lawyer the case would be handled better in Florida where the lawyer lives.
According to Orly Taitz, an attorney for Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, the instructions came at today’s hearing scheduled in Georgia by U.S. District Judge Clay Land.
The hearing was on a complaint originally challenging the legality of Cook’s deployment orders, based on doubts about Obama’s eligibility to be president. Cook was to report to Ft. Benning in Georgia this week to be deployed to Afghanistan.
The complaint was amended after the Army suddenly rescinded Cook’s orders, and his civilian employer reported being pressured by the government to fire the officer.
Land told Taitz the issue now appeared to be a dismissal complaint, and it needed to be handled in Florida where Cook is a resident and was employed.
“Since the Army revoked its orders and we asked for a Temporary Restraining Order,” Taitz said, the judge concluded it was a dispute over retaliation.
“He says he no longer has jurisdiction and to refile the case in Florida,” Taitz told WND shortly after the hearing.
“It’s basically dismissed in Georgia. He advised us to have it refiled in Florida, because now he’s not being deployed from Ft. Benning, he’s not a resident of the state. He’s a resident of Florida, his employer is in Florida. The judge wants us to refile the case where he feels the case’s jurisdiction is proper,” she said.
“Now we are re-doing the case. Now it’s not about the order to deploy but fighting retaliation he experienced on the part of the military. His employer stated he was under enormous pressure to fire him,” she continued.
I am weak. I am weak. (after hearing from hubby that he is late from the airport) I opened Larry’s book. Well, the physical description is in Chapter 13 and I read THAT FIRST!
*Warning* Do not read any further if you do not want to know that Barry……………….. is NOT circumcised. NTTAWWT!
Also, he has 3 bumps on the underside. ugh.
Why am I so weak?
Hey, MicHELLe, what about that? huh? How many people can physically describe YOUR penis? huh?
What does that say about our conditioning to believe the MSM knows the truth. Could be, that they are so busy enjoying their lives that they haven’t cracked a book in years..
Maybe they believe factcheck.org.
If that’s the case?
Maybe more disturbing? huh?
Bingo!!!!….You nailed it!!!….They have gotten fat and lazy, so to speak, and incompetent….All of a sudden something comes up in the news and they are behind the curve so they yell out to a research assistant, “Hey, check into this for me”…..The research assistant, right away, goes to factcheck.org or Snopes or some other BS source like wikipedia and wha-la, a flawed report is handed to the boss…What if the research assistant has an agenda and only reports the findings that are favorable to his or her beliefs?….It SUCKS!!!….O’Rielly seems to be one of the worst about this….Lets face it, to get to the bottom of things and to filter the truth from the misinformation takes quite a bit of time….Maybe these people are so busy they don’t have the time to research it for themselves, I dunno….All I know is that I have done my best to get the proper and accurate facts to these people, not my opinions, but FACTS and I’m sure many others like me have done the same….The problem is that they are JOURNALISTS, by God, and we are just a bunch nobodies…We can’t possibly be trusted to know shit from Shineola because, after all, they have the degrees and professional training and we are just little people….That’s why I try to provide links when passing on info….If they would only just take the time to have a look and “fact check” our fact checks….I wrote the whole lot of them a long scolding letter several months ago and explained to them that they will continue to see their ratings plummet as they continue to lose viewer ship…I informed them that we (bloggers) are now the new media….I hear comments from people here all the time, thanking all of us for providing the information of what is really going on, because they can’t trust the MSM to truthfully report on anything anymore….Poor Hannity, I constantly hear him say that, “Journalism has died in America”….I sure hope he realizes that he needs to lump himself into that statement…Maybe his bosses tie his hands and he is fully aware that he is include in his statement….It’s only going to get worse.
Poor Hannity, I constantly hear him say that, “Journalism has died in America”….I sure hope he realizes that he needs to lump himself into that statement…Maybe his bosses tie his hands and he is fully aware that he is include in his statement….It’s only going to get worse.
Rose, did you hear Tenacity make the funny little sound?…Hehehe…I bet he does’t realize that he did it….He exhaled and let his lips flutter and made a little horsey sound…Lmaooo….I’m going to have to kid him about that.
.Troy said”….They have gotten fat and lazy, so to speak, and incompetent….All of a sudden something comes up in the news and they are behind the curve so they yell out to a research assistant, “Hey, check into this for me”…..”
I really think those in the media present to us an image of ‘knowingness” when in reality they rely fully on events to drive their coverage so they can piggyback on to a story, and get ratings. Simple.
Anyway, they get paid big bucks to be slothful in regards to the most important story of our Country’s History–. And if they lack courage?
Even worse, because if they are supposed to be “watchdogs”, well,
the store just got robbed while they munched on their dinner…
I still have faith in America, but the people we are paying the bucks to do their job in the Press?
Have forgotten the word, Ethics
replacing it with
I’m not so sure Troy, that they are all that smart, anymore…
The very first time that I ever heard of Dr. Edwin Vieira was when I read an article that he wrote and was posted at “News With Views”…I was extremely impressed and started to read everything that I could find that was written by him…You can also type “Edwin Vieira video” into Google and find some excellent informational You Tube videos by him….This guy is absolutely brilliant and is so “down to earth”.
A student in his teens has died under torture in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, Iran Focus has learnt.
Sohrab Arabi, 19, was arrested on 20 June during an anti-government protest.
His family had been contacted by authorities on Tuesday and told they could post bail for his release.
Arabi’s mother had posted bail and had been awaiting his release.
She had protested outside Evin Prison with relatives of other detainees demanding their freedom.
Arabi’s family were subsequently informed on Saturday that they should collect his dead body from Evin Prison.
The opposition Mojahedin-e Khalq says Arabi died under torture.
Arabi’s case is reminiscent of that of Kianoush Asa, a post-graduate Chemistry student at Tehran’s Science and Technology University, who was arrested on 15 June and died under torture on 24 June.
Since the 12 June presidential election, up to a million people have taken part in anti-government rallies in Tehran and other major cities, protesting the re-appointment of
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following the election which they believe was rigged.
The protestors’ demands soon shifted to once-unimaginable calls for regime change.
On another note, I’ve decided that Goldman Sachs is a contract player for the Federal Treasury, just like certain Corporations are contract players for the Pentagon. That’s the only thing it could be…The gov takes the bailout money, gives it to GS, GS, in turn props up the market, takes some profit, using advanced NSA computer codes…which are set, at certain switch points to raise or lower the market, through certain “investments”.
Then, what happened was that the private investor firms were the ones not saved, such as Lehman, so the Government could control nearly all capital…
On another note, I’ve decided that Goldman Sachs is a contract player for the Federal Treasury
Close, but I think it’s the other way around…I think GS is the string puller and the treasury works for them.
Isn’t everyone in Switzerland armed?
Indeed it is required…………………………..
“”In some 2001 statistics, it is noted that there are about 420,000 assault rifles stored at private homes, mostly SIG 550 types. Additionally, there are some 320,000 assault rifles and military pistols exempted from military service in private possession, all selective-fire weapons having been converted to semi-automatic operation only. In addition, there are several hundred thousand other semi-automatic small arms classified as carbines. The total number of firearms in private homes is estimated minimally at 1.2 million to 3 million.””
July 17, 2009 at 4:01 am
Isn’t everyone in Switzerland armed?
Indeed it is required…………………………..
…and I don’t think they have ever been involved in a war…I’ll bet they have a low crime rate too.
“November 1972 (I was a sophomore) I played this song during morning announcements at my high school. It was the first election eighteen year olds could vote. Nostalgic, but still relevant.”
I was in college. I was attending the University of Oregon in Eugene, which was basically Haight North. It was weird, because I grew up the daughter of a USAF Colonel, and was in ROTC. Mostly kept my head down and my mouth shut. Most of my classmates (except ROTC) were a bunch of losers. And, the crap we got when we were on campus in uniform was unbelievable. At that point in time I still believed in “the government”.
Lame Cherry posts about the “flow of humanity” that Obama has unleashed will soon engulf him.
Keep up the fight all!
“I have information which will not be made public until I’m directed to, but I have reason to believe events have no(w) overtaken the silent time and written future is about to become past tense.”
“Apologizing, protesting, grinning and spending money is not leadership. The world sees this and will beckon for a leader who will arise in this Obama chaos who will do what Obama is incapable of in leading them.”
“Barack Obama and his followers do not know the game has changed. No, I’m not speaking of the “game changer” which Emanuel and Axelrod keep looking for in another crisis for Obama to manipulate, but I speak of the occluded Obama who is going to be swept away as inconsequential to the events of the human tide.”
I’m beginning to hopefully think Lame Cherry is right. Obama is on the way out finally. I think that shattering TOTUS was truly a sign. It happened for no visible reason. It broke in a bunch of shattering pieces and Obama was definitely startled by it. Maybe God is trying to tell us something. I sure hope so.
One of the missions of ACTIVE is to bring to light and end the transgressions perpetrated, against our Constitution, by the Federal Government. One of the most fundamental concepts of our Constitution is the limitation of power placed on the government by the Constitution. These powers are laid out in Article I, section 8, clauses 1-18 of the Constitution. These powers have been increased without regard to the amendment process laid out in Article V. By increasing the powers of the government, with impunity, the government is now operating well outside their Constitutionally mandated limitations.
There is currently a bill, H.R. 450, that has been referred to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Here this bill sits. The name of the bill is “The Enumerated Powers Act” and was introduced on 9 January, 2009 by Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona. This subcommittee refuses to take any action on this Bill as it would require a change in Chapter 2 of Title 1, U. S. Code to include a new section which would read:
` Sec. 102a. Constitutional authority clause
`Each Act of Congress shall contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act. The failure to comply with this section shall give rise to a point of order in either House of Congress. The availability of this point of order does not affect any other available relief.’
ObamaCare to make Private Health Care ILLEGAL!
Posted on July 17th, 2009 by David-Crockett
Dr. Orly Taitz published
It’s Not An Option
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Congress: It didn’t take long to run into an “uh-oh” moment when reading the House’s “health care for all Americans” bill. Right there on Page 16 is a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal.
I read that editorial too….. IDB translated the leagalize:
“”So we can all keep our coverage, just as promised — with, of course, exceptions: 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.””
A lot of Hot Air from the Democrats
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A woman in a hot-air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon,
approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level.
You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09
minutes west longitude.
“She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”
“I am,” replied the man.. “How did you know?”
“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically correct. But I
have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”
The man smiled and responded, “You must be an Obama Democrat.”
“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”
“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going..
You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made promises you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problems.. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”
OK so my next question is this – Do you think that with those being able to keep their current coverage will these private insurance companies increase their rates or decrease their rates. Either way they will lose. If they increase folks will drop and seek the “free” government option thereby decreasing there profits. Again all I see this doing is putting the private insurance carriers out of business. So what good does it do us to keep our coverage when in the end we will more than likely lose it anyway.
Again all I see this doing is putting the private insurance carriers out of business. So what good does it do us to keep our coverage when in the end we will more than likely lose it anyway.
That is the goal exactly. This not about improving health care this is about control and massive revenue flowing through government coffers.
No good can come of any government involvement of any kind in our health care. None. Period.
Contained in an otherwise relatively mundane account of Obama’s recent visit to Ghana in the Daily Graphic news outlet is a sentence sure to raise eyebrows amongst people like journalist Jerome Corsi, who has been at the forefront of the Obama birth certificate scandal since well before the election.
The full paragraph reads, “For Ghana, Obama’s visit will be a celebration of another milestone in African history as it hosts the first-ever African-American President on this presidential visit to the continent of his birth.”
Why the Ghanaian news outlet would report that Obama was born on the continent of Africa, when this would instantly invalidate his entire presidency, is unclear.
In April a transcript from an interview with Obama’s step-grandmother was released in which she discussed being present at Obama’s birth in Mombasa, Kenya.
“WND is in possession of an affidavit submitted by Rev. Kweli Shuhubia, an Anabaptist minister in Kenya, who is the official Swahili translator for the annual Anabaptist Conference in Kenya, and a second affidavit signed by Bishop Ron McRae, the presiding elder of the Anabaptists’ Continental Presbytery of Africa,” reported Corsi.
In his affidavit, Shuhubia asserts “it is common knowledge throughout the Christian and Muslim communities in Kenya that Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., was born in Mombasa, Kenya.”
As Corsi reported recently, the hospital in Hawaii where Obama claims he was born has refused to produce documentation or even acknowledge the fact. Attempts to obtain Obama’s hospital-generated long-form original birth certificate have been rebuffed.
Doubts about Obama’s birth certificate are now spreading in military circles. U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook has refused to deploy to Afghanistan on the grounds that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief. Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, has filed separate lawsuits challenging the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency.
Thousands rally as former President Rafsanjani calls for Iranian prisoners to be released
Thousands of supporters of Iran’s opposition have massed in Tehran as Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president and a powerful foe of the present leadership, urged the release of political prisoners.
The former Iranian president, Hashemi Rafsanjani, broke his month-long silence on the violent street protests which erupted over allegations of fraud after Mahmoud Ahmadienjad’s re-election on June 12.
In a tensely-awaited sermon at Tehran University, Friday, July 17, he called for the release of the hundreds of arrested protesters.
The prominent cleric said large numbers of Iranians still doubted the election result and something had to be done to allay those doubts. “We should allow [people in prisons] to return to their families,” he said.
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi made his first public appearance in the front row of the audience.
“We are all members of a family,” Rafsanjani said. “I hope with this sermon we can pass through this period of hardships that can be called a crisis.”
Security forces used tear gas and batons to disperse the tens of thousands gathered in the streets of Tehran after the prayers, some chanting support for Mousavi, demanding Ahmadinejad’s resignation and shouting “Down with Russia!” Others backed Ahmadinejad with shouts of “Down with America!”
Witnesses reported 15 arrests.
The Tehran University Friday sermon is a central religious-political event attended by up to a million people and usually broadcast live by state TV. Rafsanjani’s sermon was not aired indicating how jittery the heads of the regime were about his message and its impact on the streets.
Also Friday, Tehran appointed a new envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna after Gholam Reza Aghazadeh resigned three weeks ago, soon after the election. He is Ali Akbar Salehi, a former envoy. No official reason was given for the resignation although Aghazadeh is said to be close to Rafsanjani, president Ahmadinejad’s foremost rival.
Obama charged with treason, Commander Walter Fitzpatrick, July 17, 2009, Obama Treason charges from the Military, Chalice Grand Jury update
July 17, 2009 · Leave a Comment
Just in from Chalice of the Chalice Radio Show:
** This was corrected by Chalice a few minutes after the original post **
3 MILITARY OFFICERS CHARGE OBAMA WITH TREASON
Commander Walter Fitzpatrick (Ret.) was the first Officer to charge Obama with Treason. Today, two additional Officers have signed charges of Treason against Obama, and more are sure to follow. Additionally, Carl Swensson will be soliciting for we, “The People,” as civilians to charge Obama with Treason. The Citizen Grand Jury will serve these charges to every member of Congress on August 2-5 such that there will not be a single congressman or woman who can stand behind a defense that they were not informed.
(CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden told people attending an AARP town hall meeting that unless the Democrat-supported health care plan becomes law the nation will go bankrupt and that the only way to avoid that fate is for the government to spend more money.
“And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. Even if we wanted to keep it the way we have it now. It can’t do it financially.”
“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation,” Biden said.
“Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.”
Today was the first time that defeated presidential candidate and vehicle for the protesters Mir Hossein Mousavi has appeared at Friday prayers, though the brave, brave mullahs refused to broadcast the event on national TV for the first time ever.
It's the first time they didn't broadcast friday prayers on national TV in Iran. Ridiculous. #iranelection
After the prayers demonstrators once again took to the streets and were met with violent reactions from security forces (scroll around a bit for links, including crowd estimates of a million or more, though add appropriate doses of salt).
My God, if these assholes are really doing this crap then they all deserve to be tried and executed for crimes against humanity….Why is it so damn hard for these effing morons to understand that natural occurences like forest fires and hurricanes are 100% necessary for the earth to regulate itself….These idiots are going to end up killing us all by tampering with things that they have absolutely no understanding of….If they were to figure out a way to stop hurricanes, I can guarantee you the earth will retaliate in a viscious and brutal way….Hurricanes serve their purpose in the grand scheme of natural global weather….I’m pretty sure that God knew what he was doing when he created the earth, you bunch of fucking morons!!!….It’s not God’s fault that we built shit and put it right in the path of hurricanes….The problem is that these mad scientist assholes don’t believe in God….They are trying to get us all killed!!! fockers, fockers fockers!!!!
Gates and Tubs – Hurricane Killers
Tired of weeding bytes in the keyboard colony, Bill Gates is using some of his Microsoft millions to fight hurricanes.
The scheme Gates is promoting consists of giant tubs (pic) in the ocean with two tubes descending to the depths. One tube “drains” warm water from the surface and the second tube sucks cooler water from the depths.
Microsoft founder Gates and a dozen other scientists and engineers have a patent pending for deploying such vessels, which they say would collect water through waves breaking over the walls of the tub. Some variations have the water moving through turbines on their way down, which would in turn generate electricity to suck up the cooler water.
As many as 200 vessels could be placed strategically in the predicted path of a hurricane, and they could be designed to be reused or to sink in place and decompose underwater. The vessels could be moved into place by towing or by dropping from airplanes.
A second patent application describes how part or all of the cost of building and maintaining the hurricane-killer ships could be raised by selling insurance to coastal residents whose risk would be reduced by using the new system.
So, the idea is to work fast to put out a bunch of tubs in the ocean when a hurricane is coming and then the storm is supposed to fizzle out. Good luck with the scheme, Bill. I’m skeptical.
In any event, I wonder if a correlation exists between winning the Nobel Prize and trying to control the weather. Both Al Gore and Bill Gates are giving it a shot. Unfortunately, nature is a mother. I predict both will fail.
Where is the US economy, some two years into the credit crunch?
(Very interesting comparisons here from July 2007 to July 2009)
July 2007 2% of GDP
July 2009 13% of GDP
Something I wrote earlier:
“On the bottom in gray the bar rises to 8.3 and then in red the difference between 8.3 and 13.1 (Obama’s share).”
(i.e., blame Bush for 8.3% of GDP for FY 2009, but the difference between 8.3 and 13.1 is all Obama)
As bad as that sounds, and it is, the problem with Obama’s projected deficits is that there’s no end in sight. Bush’s numbers for 2001 – 2008 were sustainable. Obama’s numbers are NOT sustainable, unless your hidden agenda is economic sabotage.
And I know some of the regulars here believe that, and maybe some of our regular lurkers, too.
White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said in a speech today that the number of people searching for the term “economic depression” on Google is back down to normal levels, proof anxiety and fear are on the fade.
White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said in a speech today that the number of people searching for the term “economic depression” on Google is back down to normal levels, proof anxiety and fear are on the fade.
That has to be the dumbest thing that I have ever heard….Who in the hell said that?…Biden? 😉
rosettasister Says: White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers said in a speech today that the number of people searching for the term “economic depression”
I did not know Google hit statistics were a leading economic indicator
This wouldn’t be the same idiot Larry Summers who helped deregulate the securities markets leading up to the dotcom crash, now would it?
But what should we expect form the same bunch who thought they could run a revolution from Twitter.
Theypuppet masters must be rolling on the floors with laughter as idiots like this run America.
Can someone please tell me how this “czar” thing can be legal and why it can’t be stopped? My best guess is the OB gang found this to be a mjor loophole that could be exploited by some clever(I say unethical) administration to grab more power/control. I can’t believe that this can be entirely legal to circumvent Congress and we the people and pretty much do what they want. No one knows what they are doing these czars and they aren’t required to tell anyone. Is there a way to get rid of them? This issue is driving me crazy and no one seems to be doing a thing about it.
By the way, how about that lovely man who is going to be the new Science czar? Everybody like his ideas on putting goodies in the water supply to force birth control? How about his other ideas like getting rid of the useless ones in our society? Who gets to pick who’s useless I wonder. No sh** this guy is the scariest one yet and there he sits at the left hand of the One. Honestly, this has to be stopped. He’s a professor no less teaching at one of our wonderful liberal colleges. My kids would never be within a 1000 miles of a school where he taught anything. You know what, I’m so steamed about this czar thing I can’t even remember his friggin name. My brain cells are on overload lol!
Obama just made his daily appearance on tv so we won’t forget who our leader is and he said in no uncertain terms: Everyone says this healthcare issue won’t be settled this year. I’m telling you that “Yes it will.” He has spoken and Congress better be shakin in their boots right now. No ifs ands or buts about it. It shall be done. Are you scared yet? Let’s see how many of them will stand up to this ultimatum.
Can someone please tell me how this “czar” thing can be legal and why it can’t be stopped?
hmmm I never thought about that CJ. Too busy steaming over it I guess.
I have read that czars are legal in the sense that they are hired as Presidential advisers within the Executive budget. I suppose they are also legal so long as they are cleared for information they have access to, and as long as their decisions and orders are carried out by the authorized cabinet agency, or other appropriate branch of government.
So if a President needs a specialist for a tough problem – they get a czar – not necessarily a bad thing. But that is not Obama’s intent – he uses them to circumvent oversight and accountability. He has created an oligarchy with Rahm and Axelrod as his enforcers.
I guess proving intent is hard until they break the law. But even if they do, nothing will happen. Obama broke the law by firing the Inspector Generals and no one said anything. That would require character in the Executive Branch, guts in the Legislative Branch, integrity in the Judicial branch, a free press, citizens who care, or any combination of the above.
Rose thanks for the Universe videos. I loved this movie. Think I’m the only one lol. Wonderfully creative and entertaining. I sat and watched it and was transported back to my college days and the turmoil we lived through. I was in tears as I lived it again. I was never involved in the protests at that time, but being the ages we were, it was still on our minds all the time whether we were directly in the middle of it or not. Of course, I was a huge (still am) Beatles’ fan!
Halfway down the page, Orly, Keyes Citizenship Issues
I’m sill not convinced of Dobb’s motives on this but I will watch. If nothing else I’d like someone to start covering it – imagine the drop in Fox news ratings if CNN actually and honestly covers the eligibility issue! O’Reilly won’t be braggin’ about #1 for long 😀
Lou Dobbs segment started with first half of segment laying out all “evidence” that proves Obams has a real BC. Anchor (not sure who she was) used up all the time and then started laughing at Keyes while he was talking. She gave Taitz and keyes about 10 seconds each and then sent two thugs after them and then ran out of time.
They were sure to make Taitz and Keyes look foolish.
Big set up. Always will be so long as the BC is the issue instead Constitutional Eligibility
I think he and his staff very well may be reading these letters, otherwise it may not have even made it for the short segment on his show. In the last few seconds when Orly said, both of his parents were not citizens, that was the most important statement and you could tell that the hostess was uncomfortable with that…
THe second thing I noticed is how weak their defense is….based on the COLB…
and an attack on WND. Other than that, they have nothing…They didn't say that he had been checked by the DNC, Secretaries of State, Congress, and the Senate…they only used the COLB..which is inherently ridiculous as a defense..
Interesting indeed. It will be very interesting to see what Lou Dobbs does now…because, I believe before a few days ago, he didn't know…
I also noted the absence of Dobbs from his own show tonight…
Her name is Kitty Pilgrim and she is the one that fills in for Dobbs when he is away….She started off, before the segment ever got started, with a smirk (shit eating grin) on her face….It was a set up hit job, as usual.
Dobbs is going to be recieving a looooongggg letter from me and this time it won’t be very polite….I had always been a pretty loyal viewer of his….That ended today!!!!….I don’t give out three strikes….Fuck Lou Dobbs!!!!