Monday, April 18, 2011

Brewer vetoes birther, campus gun bills

Brewer vetoes birther, campus gun bills
Tuscon Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2011 | Dylan Smith

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 9:15:48 PM by RBW in PA
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Monday that would have required presidential candidates to provide their birth certificates to appear on the ballot, and another that would have allowed guns to be carried on school grounds.
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The State Does Not 'Support Its Troops' by Andrew Mason

The State Does Not 'Support Its Troops'

by Andrew Mason
The state has little care for veterans. The notion of an uncaring state has shown itself over the course of America’s one-hundred years of imperial conquest. This can especially be observed when their contract with the state is no longer valid. Of course, some will argue that the benefits the government gives to veterans (G.I Bill and disability benefits) claim otherwise. However, these so-called benefits create a culture of dependency where the veteran is made a slave to the state like many other Americans who need the government to survive and not thrive. Furthermore, veterans have and will be financially and physically violated by the state in the long run. I am not going to talk about the fact of being sent to unjust wars, or the hundreds of thousands that have been murdered or maimed. What needs to be brought to light are the more subtle costs of war that do not get as much public attention. If you are a veteran reading I beg you to read carefully.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is quite animate in leaving you and your family in misery. The agency that is supposed to look out for your best interests and help care for you, Department of Veterans Affairs has failed miserably, it is after all a government agency, and has dealt a great has even made a deal with Prudential Financial Inc which was withholding the death benefits from your family when you are deceased. Prudential would then use this money for their investment pleasures. We have only just begun....




Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:36:22 PM by Whenifhow

President Obama placed our soldiers under UN NATO control for his war in Libya without consulting the United States Congress. Using our soldiers and our military assets according to what the “international community” global elites decide is clearly what Obama is interested in doing.
Another example of weakening America’s military defense was Obama’s push to enact the START Treaty. In short, the START Treaty places decisions about America’s defense in the hands of Russia and the global elites. Since when has an American president ceded our ability to defend our country by placing it in the hands of globalists who hate America? Obama has done the unthinkable… but there’s more.

DOJ Source: Obama Regime’s Muslim Outreach Jeopardizing Terror Investigations…

DOJ Source: Obama Regime’s Muslim Outreach Jeopardizing Terror Investigations…
Weasel Zippers ^ | April 18, 2011 | Zip

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:55:08 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

Via Patrick Poole:
The nearly six-hour interview I conducted earlier this year with a top Department of Justice official on the condition of anonymity brought forth a number of revelations about serious problems within the U.S. government’s homeland security and law enforcement community.

Last Thursday, I reported here exclusively at PJM on a DOJ memo dated March 31, 2010, from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. The memo effectively ended the prosecution of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad — in addition to the prosecution of other prominent American Muslim leaders — for helping support the Hamas terrorist organization. This decision, according to my source, was not made based on the overwhelming evidence that had been compiled over the past decade by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, but was made due to potential political embarrassment for the Obama administration and out of fear of inflaming the American Muslim community.

But another troubling claim came out during our interview: “Muslim outreach” programs by U.S. government agencies to terror-tied Islamic groups have directly interfered with ongoing terrorism investigations.
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Coincidence? I think Not!

Coincidence? I think Not!
Powerline Blog ^ | April 18, 2011 | John

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:54:29 PM by RobinMasters

Two of today's headlines seem as though they may be linked:
45 Percent of Americans Don't Owe 2010 Federal Income Taxes.
43 Percent of Americans Say They Are Paying About the Right Amount of Federal Income Taxes.
If I weren't paying any income taxes, I might be happy with the status quo, too.

White House Explains Obama's Flip-Flop on Signing Statements

White House Explains Obama's Flip-Flop on Signing Statements
CNSNews ^

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:19:07 PM by Sub-Driver
White House Explains Obama's Flip-Flop on Signing Statements Monday, April 18, 2011 By Fred Lucas

( – The White House defended President Barack Obama’s use of a so-called "signing statement" for the fiscal year 2011 budget compromise even though candidate Obama said in 2008: “We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that back in 2008 Obama, meant the president should not abuse signing statements--not that he was against ever using signing statements.

“He never said he was opposed to all signing statements,” Carney told reporters on Monday. “We’ve pointed to numerous statements in the campaign where he made clear that every president must maintain the right, of course, must maintain the right, to have signing statements, to raise constitutional concerns or objections about the laws passed by Congress that he signs into law.”

Obama’s signing statement was in response to provisions in the budget compromise, reached on April 9 between Obama and congressional leaders, that dealt with funding of four White House “czars,” a provision to block funding for transferring terror suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison inside the United States, and to transferring Gitmo detainees to other countries.

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Beck's Next Big Move: Getting Message to America's Youth

Beck's Next Big Move: Getting Message to America's Youth ^ | April18,2011 | Jim Meyers

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:02:11 PM by Hojczyk

Conservative talker Glenn Beck is revealing his future plans after he leaves his Fox News Channel TV show — talking for the first time about how he will quit New York City and focus his media efforts on a younger audience. Beck announced this weekend that he has sold his mansion in suburban Connecticut, which had been listed for more than a year. He had been asking $4 million.

“The last thing I will be doing, I will be leaving New York City. As we build a new media I’m not building it in New York,” Beck said. He has not divulged where he will relocate.
Beck said his production company, Mercury Radio Arts, is going to develop a research department “that will utilize the idle brains that we have — retired CIA and military.

“What you’re going to see in a few months is a new way to communicate with each other.” He added that he is going to “build a way to deliver news directly to the youth of America.”

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Ending the Birther Issue - and FAST !

Ending the Birther Issue - and FAST !

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:44:08 PM by rocco55

There has never been a greater "TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE" issue facing our country !
What better time for Trump to make a PUBLIC DEMAND to see Obama's birth records ! Obama recently stated that he was "born in Hawaii". Dr. Fukino purportedly stated he was delivered in Hawaii by a "doctor". I believe these statements warrant affirmative action in the form of a political ultimatum, defined as:
"A final demand or set of terms made by one party to to another to settle a dispute, the failure to comply or rejection of which may serve as the equivalent of a guilty plea."
If Mr. Trump authoritatively and publicly states (as only he can) that he wants to END THE BIRTHER CONTROVERSY on national television, set forth in the above terms as an appeal to the President AND the nation, perhaps on FOX news, his comments couldn't help but gain unprecedented national attention.
Mr. Obama needs a deadline, period !

Bachmann Calls Obama Wall Street's Best Friend

Bachmann Calls Obama Wall Street's Best Friend ^ | 4/18/11 | Leslie Rolander, AP

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:23:48 PM by ButThreeLeftsDo

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told a South Carolina tax day tea party rally that President Barack Obama is Wall Street's best friend.
Bachmann later told reporters in Columbia that she can't wait to take him on even though she's not ready to announce plans to seek the GOP presidential nomination until around June.

Bachmann also said she would vote against raising the nation's debt ceiling, saying it would not bring the disruption people fear.
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Nothing to Worry About: Propaganda Video for Obama's Police-State Internet ID

Nothing to Worry About: Propaganda Video for Obama's Police-State Internet ID ^ | 18 April 2011 | Tax Nomo

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:20:57 PM by SquarePants

After watching this NIST video, I feel a lot better about the benefits of having all my personal business tied together through a government-administered national internet ID program. We'll all be able to finally get rid of the frustrating inconvenience of forgetting passwords, and replace it with a totalitarian dictatorship that knows our every move. Sounds like a reasonable deal to me.
Besides, when the econazi internationalist police state finally starts getting their gulag program off the ground, I sure wouldn't want the authorities to not know where to find me.

And I sure wouldn't worry about the security of my personal data in the government's hands. Remember how apologetic they were when their cash-for-clunkers website infected every computer that used it? (Video at the link)
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What Donald Trump’s Popularity Means for the Rest of the 2012 Field

What Donald Trump’s Popularity Means for the Rest of the 2012 Field
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 18, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:15:22 PM by HorowitzianConservative

Before I sat down to write this article, I pinched myself just to make sure I was awake and today’s subject wasn’t some weird dream. But alas, talking heads on both sides of the political spectrum really are seriously entertaining the possibility of President Donald Trump.
At the Daily Beast, Jim DeFede reports on why several Florida Tea Partiers have said they’re backing the Donald:
"We need a real businessman," said Linda Kogelman, 63, a retired postal worker. "The lawyers don't know how to run the country. They bow down to too many people." Kogelman said no one else in the Republican field excites her.
"There is no one there," she continued. "Romney is old hat. Newt is old hat. It's just the same old same old. We need new blood."

Her husband, Ken, 64, who closed his crane business in 2009 because of the downturn in the economy, nodded in agreement.

"They've destroyed this country," he spit. Who?

"The Democrats."

Standing nearby, 78-year-old Richard Walters was holding on to a letter he had written. He was hoping to be able to hand it to Trump.

"I used to be the Rolls Royce dealer in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach," said Walters, who is now retired. "And he was one of my customers."

Fond memories of The Donald?

"I didn't like him," Walters said. "He was an arrogant bastard. But I love him now. He is the only person in this country who can right the ship."

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Upton expands investigation into ’secret’ Obamacare meetings

Upton expands investigation into ’secret’ Obamacare meetings
The Daily Caller ^ | 4/18/11 | Jonathan Strong

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:50:28 PM by Nachum

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton is expanding his investigation into the meetings between special interest groups and the Obama White House that set the stage for the passage of Obamacare, sending document requests to 11 industry groups and unions that played a key role in the negotiations.
In April 11 letters to the groups, Upton asks for extensive details and documents about each organization’s interactions with the White House in regards to the health care law.
The requests come as the Obama White House has so far declined to provide its documents about the meetings.

At issue are special deals struck between interest groups and President Obama to either garner the support of major industry sectors or soften their criticism of the health care law.
In one major instance, the pharmaceutical drug sector agreed to back the legislation as long as the costs to that sector did not exceed $80 billion. The drug sector eventually spent over $100 million on television advertisements touting the law.
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Gov. Jindal will sign 'birther' bill if it reaches his desk

Gov. Jindal will sign 'birther' bill if it reaches his desk
The Times-Picayune ^ | 04/18/2011 | Jan Moller

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:21:33 PM by Smokeyblue

Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.
The bill by state Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, and Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Slidell, would require federal candidates who want to appear on Louisiana ballots to file an affidavit attesting to their citizenship, which would have to be accompanied by an "original or certified copy" of their birth certificate.
The requirement also would apply to candidates for U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives.

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Gallup:43% say their Fed Inc tax about right (Wouldn't that be the same 45% that pay no tax???)

Gallup:43% say their Fed Inc tax about right (Wouldn't that be the same 45% that pay no tax???) ^

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 6:00:19 PM by macquire

PRINCETON, NJ -- Half of Americans believe the amount they pay in federal income taxes is too high, while 43% consider it about right and 4% too low. The 50% now calling their taxes "too high" is within the 46% to 53% range found each year since 2003. It is significantly lower than the 65% recorded in 2001, prior to implementation of former President George W. Bush's first round of federal tax cuts.

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Mean Streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks

Mean Streak: Obama is not as nice as he looks
Washington Examiner ^ | 04/18/2011 | Examiner Editorial

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 5:44:19 PM by izzatzo

Liberal Democrats were often befuddled by President Reagan's "Teflon presidency." By their lights, Reagan could commit the most heinous acts, but their criticisms were usually shrugged off by the American people, who judged him a "nice guy" who deserved the benefit of the doubt. President Obama has enjoyed something similar during his first 2 1/2 years in office. Even as public opposition mounted to his policies -- Obamacare, the failed economic stimulus program, cap and trade, skyrocketing government deficits -- Obama retained a reserve of public good will reflected in consistently strong personal favorability ratings. People who didn't like his policies generally still saw Obama as a likeable guy, somebody they would enjoy having over for dinner with the family.

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Obamanomics – Dismantling The U.S. Economy One Brick At A Time

Obamanomics – Dismantling The U.S. Economy One Brick At A Time
Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-11 | Curt

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 5:42:28 PM by Starman417
You know Obama's doublespeak is getting pretty damn bad when a lib like Jon Stewart calls him on it:
On the heels of this "spending reduction in the tax code" baloney the Standard & Poor credit agency has officially downgraded the outlook for the debt in the United States:

Standard & Poor’s on Monday downgraded the outlook for the United States to negative, saying it believes there’s a risk U.S. policymakers may not reach agreement on how to address the country’s long-term fiscal pressures. “Because the U.S. has, relative to its ‘AAA’ peers, what we consider to be very large budget deficits and rising government indebtedness and the path to addressing these is not clear to us, we have revised our outlook on the long-term rating to negative from stable,” the agency said in a statement.
In an interview with CNBC, David Beers, S&P’s global head of sovereign ratings, said the agency has been “struck increasingly by the difference in how other governments are dealing with fiscal consolidation.”
“The U.S. to us looks to be an increasing outlier in that context,” Beers added.
As Kevin Williamson writes, this downgrade isn't the opening act of our's the fat lady singing: (h/t Nan)

As one investment strategist put it to me this morning: We’ve been watching this train go by for a while now, and this is the caboose. ...A little over a year ago, the markets already were telling us that the government’s story about how it is finally going to fix its finances is pure fiction. Yields on U.S. Treasury bonds went higher than those on a number of blue-chip corporate bonds, leading your obedient servant to remark:
Stealth tax hikes, no cuts in spending, no more drilling for oil, higher energy costs, higher costs for staples because of those higher energy costs…add these kinds of things together and you have to come to the conclusion that the man isn’t serious about fixing anything.
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Gary Busey: I'm voting for Trump

Gary Busey: I'm voting for Trump
Politico ^ | 04/18/2011 | KARIN TANABE

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 5:27:12 PM by OldDeckHand

Gary Busey may have gotten the ax on “The Celebrity Apprentice” Sunday night, but the actor has no hard feelings towards Donald Trump.

On Monday, he went on “The Today Show” and said that the mogul has what it takes to be president. Said Busey, “I think he would absolutely be a good president because he knows this country and he knows about this situation we’re in now.” The contestant, who had nothing nice to say about his former "Apprentice" teammates, also had a few kind words for President Obama. “I have great respect for the sitting president, Barack Obama. I will not dismiss that,” said Busey.

After “Today,” the actor was also on “The Wendy Williams Show” and again endorsed Trump.

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The Malcolm X you don't know: Manning Marable's new book is stirring up old controversies

The Malcolm X you don't know: Manning Marable's new book is stirring up old controversies
The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 18th 2011 | Stanley Crouch

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 4:48:20 PM by presidio9
Ronald Reagan and the so-called Reagan Revolution have come under the critical hammer of scholars for some time now. But the black nationalist Malcolm X - now called a civil rights leader, though he never was one - is finally beginning to achieve such position under the scholarly microscope. The reason that this is only happening nearly 50 years after his assassination is simple: Those bullying and ruthlessly maudlin ideologues who for so long preferred posturing to thought began to die off and the people victimized by them and other kinds of hustlers for decades are now beginning to grow up - and speak up.

Any high-quality work that comes out of the world of ethnic studies, or is focused on ethnic concerns, is more often than not a condemnation of the entire field. The problem is not the interest itself, but the tendency to tilt more toward indoctrination than education, self-pitying myth rather than the facts and nuances of human life, which are never as simple as a placard. Whatever criticisms one might have of Henry Louis Gates Jr., the director of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, he has done serious battle over the years with the mumbo jumbo of "Afrocentrism," a hustler's lure if there ever was one.
In terms of serious work that makes a contribution to our understanding of important people and events, few have produced scholarship on the level of David Levering Lewis ("W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race" and "W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century"), Annette Gordon-Reed ("The Hemingses of Monticello") and Isabel Wilkerson ("The Warmth of Other Suns"). The first two deservedly won Pulitzer Prizes for their historical work while the third received the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Now, those interested in learning a substantial amount about the complexity of the world in which the vastly overrated Malcolm X actually lived may find much of interest in the final work of Manning Marable, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention." Marable died on April 1, just days before the explosive book's publication.
However much he is sympathetic to his subject, Marable accomplishes the difficult task of showing the bad boy of the civil rights era as an actual human being, quite ambitious but much smaller than the misleading myth he was made into after his death. Each page almost secretes the formidable research into hard facts. Marable lets the chips fall where they may because he is interested in the humanity of Malcolm X, as all true scholars should be. This will not be liked by those who prefer myth to truth, but that is nothing new.

Marable reveals the layers of great sadness, desperation, frustration and self-importance underneath all of the masks that Malcolm X fashioned for himself. He remained a maskmaker from his days as a hustler to the moment at which he was shot to death at the Audubon Ballroom, in New York on Feb. 21, 1965. Marable found out plenty about how such an audacious murder was brought off. And yes, he names names.

There is strong proof that the white people Malcolm X claimed would never protect black people from violence simply decided to step back and let the members of the racist cult with which he had fallen out do what they wanted. From that moment on, myth, not actual history, has dominated discussion of this complex man. Thanks to Marable, that may now be largely at an end.

VIDEO: Van Jones: Our Civilization is Fueled by Death

VIDEO: Van Jones: Our Civilization is Fueled by Death
Eyeblast TV ( Media Research Center) ^ | 4/18/2011 | Stephen G.

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 5:03:49 PM by

Former green jobs czar Van Jones spoke to the attendees of the global warming conference Power Shift 2011 this weekend. During his remarks, which can be viewed in full here, he went off on an odd diatribe about how our society is powered by death. He says that because fossil fuels are made of dead things that we shouldn’t be surprised burning them brings death in the form of global warming, oil spills, asthma, and cancer.

Yea. He says that we need to replace these dead forms of energy with the “living sun” and wind power. Because, somehow, we are the Saudi Arabia of solar and wind power.
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Rush Limbaugh: I really think Trump is running

Rush Limbaugh: I really think Trump is running
WND ^ | April 18, 2011 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 4:10:42 PM by RobinMasters

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Will Donald Trump actually take the presidential plunge and run for the White House in 2012?
Radio giant Rush Limbaugh now believes the real-estate tycoon and television personality will.
"Up until Friday, I didn't think so. I thought there were other things behind this," Limbaugh said on his program today. "And I still don't know, still into wild-guess territory.

But now if I had to put money behind the guess, I would say he's running. I really think he is. As of now I think in his mind, he's running. Now, with Trump, anything can happen between now and that day that he says he's going to announce. ... I think he's gonna do it."
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Liberty News ^ | 4/18/11 | Stewart Rhodes

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 3:37:00 PM by Kartographer

The U.S.S. Economic Titanic has already hit the economic ice-berg and is sinking. Arguing over who should be the next captain is not going to save us. Even if we replaced the entire leadership staff, by firing all of Congress, that also won't save us. Those who have served in the infantry know the old saying "embrace the suck," which means to accept reality and deal with it. Well, we need to dispense with false hope, accept that an economic collapse is coming, embrace the suck, and deal with it.

As Patrick Henry said, it is better to know the worst, and provide for it, than to delude ourselves with false hope.
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Masters Of The World Meet To Play God With The Climate

Masters Of The World Meet To Play God With The Climate

On a secluded estate in England, a small group from the elite UK think-tank, The Royal Society, are openly discussing control over the planet’s weather.
No comments yet; your thoughts are welcome.

Veteran Broadcaster Lou Dobbs Calls Out Geithner On Threats To Congress

Veteran Broadcaster Lou Dobbs Calls Out Geithner On Threats To Congress

Veteran broadcast journalist Lou Dobbs has scolded Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s open threat that the US may default on it’s debt should Republicans in Congress refuse to raise the debt ceiling, noting that the statement is akin to financial terrorism.

Geithner warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences if GOP blocks debt limit increase

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Sunday that it’d be “catastrophic” if Congress fails to increase the debt limit, as Republican leaders are threatening to do if spending is not also tamed.

No Statement by Golfing Obama on Tornadoes That Killed Dozens Across South

No Statement by Golfing Obama on Tornadoes That Killed Dozens Across South
Monday, April 18, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 12:53:41 PM by kristinn

As of noon Monday, Barack Obama has failed to make a public or written statement on the massive tornado outbreak that pummeled the South this past weekend, killing 43 Americans and wrecking hundreds of homes and businesses. Also, there was no mention on the White House Web site about the tornadoes.
Instead, Obama played his 64th round of golf Sunday.
However, Obama did take time to make a private phone call to Gov. Bev Perdue of the politically key state to his reelection bid and host of his 2012 Democratic National Convention, North Carolina. Gov. Perdue announced the call, claiming Obama pledged "whatever it takes to rebuild North Carolina."

There was no readout by the White House about the call.
No worries though. The Obama media refused to call Obama out on this.
The Washington Times is the only news outlet that mention Obama's golf outing.
The White House Dossier blog also noted Obama's public silence this morning.
The lack of a public statement on the torndaoes by the White House was first noted on Free Republic last night.



by Sharon Rondeau

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms falls under the U.S. Justice Department. Have they been knowingly aiding and abetting the enemy? If so, does that constitute treason against the United States of America?
(Apr. 17, 2011) — The UK Daily Mail Online has reported that a senior agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms came forward last month claiming that the ATF has been “allowing guns to slip across the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

CBS News interviewed ATF senior agent John Dodson, who stated  that his instructions were to allow guns to “walk” across the Mexican border.  Dodson described his assignment as emanating from the U.S. Justice Department.  Although the Justice Department has denied that the operations took place, CBS states that “Dodson  believes there are other ATF operations going on that have done the same thing.”..................................

Nullification: Smacking Down Those Who Smack Down The Constitution

Nullification: Smacking Down Those Who Smack Down The Constitution
 By Publius Huldah Full Story
In response to a recent article in the National Review by Allen C. Guelzo, a nullification denier and history professor at Gettysburg College, and two responding letters to the Editor,1 one “Celticreeler” posted an astute rebuttal you can read here.

The Great Education Rip-Off

The Great Education Rip-Off
 By Alan Caruba Full Story
It has taken a severe recession, combined with rising costs for gas and the weekly grocery list, for Americans to begin to seriously question where their tax dollars are going and why. As individuals, as families, and communities, we can no longer be indifferent or profligate.

Common Sense and the usurper Obama

Common Sense and the usurper Obama
 By Lawrence Sellin Full Story
imageThomas Paine was an author and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is best known for the widely-read and influential pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America’s independence from Great Britain.
So effective was Paine in eliciting patriotic fervor that John Adams said “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”

The quotes you will read below are those of revolutionary intellectual Thomas Paine.

Rasmussen : Obama 49%, Trump 34%

Rasmussen : Obama 49%, Trump 34%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 18, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 12:06:45 PM by RobinMasters

President Obama leads Donald Trump by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 match-up, but the president is unable to top the 50% level of support even against an opponent some are deriding as a joke.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that the president earns support from 49% of Likely Voters nationwide, while Trump attracts the vote from 34%. Given that choice, 12% would vote for some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Only 65% of Republican voters would vote for Trump over Obama. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 48% prefer Obama, 25% Trump, and 20% would opt for some other candidate.

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Careful With a Return Address by Bill Rounds...

Careful With a Return Address

by Bill Rounds
How to Vanish
For several years now the United States Postal Service photographs every letter. The photograph and bar codes are most likely used for routing the letters. But knowing both the sender and receiver of correspondence allows inferences to be made. Additionally, this information is in plain view, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy and no warrant is required.
Based upon reliable infromation from a USPS employee it appears the system for photographing letters involves three steps.
First, only the front of the envelope is photograph and a light colored color bar code is sprayed on the back.
Second, the photograph is transmitted to a remote site where non-USPS employees at terminals input the letter’s bar code.
Third, a second machine reads the light colored bar code on the back and then sprays on a regular dark colored bar code on the lower front of the envelope. However, if the letter is bar coded, such as from a utility company, then it likely will not be bar coded again.
Fourth, while the duration for storage of the photograph is not known it is likely less than a week.
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Eat the Reich

Eat the Reich | 4/17/11 | David DeGerolamo

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 11:20:31 AM by David DeGerolamo
An interesting weekend concerning respect for the president (lower case intentional) of the United States of America. The debate centers on respect of Obama versus respect for the office of the Presidency. Pouring water over an Obama mask at the Raleigh Tea Party was considered to be an act of disrespect for the office of the President by some people or an act of disrespect for the man. Arguments could be made for both sides but let's consider another viewpoint concerning respect.
If the current president shows an overt disrepect for the Constitution, Congress and the American people, does he deserve our respect? And what recourse is available to the people?
As pointed out by Hans in his Arrogance in Office article concerning the president's assertion that he will not abide by Congressional legislation concerning his shadow government:
If the president does not veto the legislation yet clearly states that he will not abide by it, where is the “rule of law” ?
Several RINO friends criticized me for statements I made back in February: WWFMD ? I think my attitude has been vindicated.
Given this sterling example of “leadership”, what reason do I have to feel compelled to obey any aspect of the law with which I disagree ?
I will stand up against tyranny under the first amendment and take it one step further. Anyone who restricts their actions for fear of offending the "office of the presidency", I will refer you to the following statement from Sam Adams:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”
I will not bow down to a man who:
1. Allows the attorney general of the United States to make racist comments and ignores instead of enforces the laws of our country. Arizona immigration and the New Black Panther voter intimidation cases.
2. Ignores the Constitution of the United States. The above example that he will not abide by Congressional legislation. Bypassing Congressional approval of the war in Libya.
3. Divides the country by attacking both the Tea Party and the Republican party in public and private.
4. Villifies the "rich" and "corporations" as being unpatriotic for not paying more taxes as half of the population pays no taxes in exchange for voting for tyranny.
I will let readers add more examples in the comments. I say it is time to "Eat the Reich" instead of "Eat the Rich".

Obama’s House of Cards

Obama’s House of Cards
From the Trenches World Report ^ | April 18, 2011 | Mark Schumacher

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 9:06:39 AM by 2ndDivisionVet

Donald Trump has had a team of people researching Barry Soetoro AKA Barrack Obama for awhile now, and it looks as if a strong wind is headed for Barry’s house of cards. Mediocre grades in college, shady real estate deals, relationships with crooks, phony birth certificates are bad enough. But also questions on who really wrote a best seller that helped thrust him into office and soured relations with past friends are resurfacing.
Donald Trump is using his wealth to get to the bottom of this phony and it comes at a time that will coincide with Barry’s billion dollar re-election schedule. Barry is going to have his hands full. And From the Trenches World Report will be on it like caked mud on a pig’s a$$. Donald Trump has yet to release his full report on the birth certificate issue, but things aren’t looking good for the president from Kenya. Here is what is commonly known, easily verified by a little digging.

More Loophole Lobbyists, Please by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

More Loophole Lobbyists, Please

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Recently by Thomas DiLorenzo: The Official, Politically-Correct Cause of the 'Civil War'
Both of the major political parties in the U.S. long ago adopted the rhetoric of the socialist Left with regard to tax deductions. The mortgage interest deduction, the state and local taxes deduction, and all others, are denigrated either as "loopholes" that need to be slammed shut or as sources of needless confusion. 

A November 8, 2004 Associated Press story about impending Bush administration tax reform proposals gave a glimpse of the latest round of socialistic rhetoric to come out of Washington. The Bush administration, the AP reports, wants "to simplify the nation's tax laws" by eliminating tax deductions, but the AP warns that such proposals are often thwarted by evil "Washington lobbyists determined to protect special [tax] breaks for their clients."
In his first post-election press conference, President Bush said he wanted tax reform that was "fair without tax loopholes for special interests" and that was also "revenue neutral," i.e., would not cause a reduction in total tax revenues. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, said the AP, favored "a flat tax that gets rid of deductions," while other "conservative" tax reformers argue for reduced income tax rates that are "paid for" by "eliminating or scaling back tax deductions."

To call such proposals "socialistic" is no exaggeration, for the underlying premise of all such talk is that the state has a "right" to all income that is produced, and that "loopholes" deprive it of some of that income and should therefore be eliminated. This is, in fact, the premise behind all forms of direct taxation. As explained by Frank Chodorov in his classic book, The Income Tax: Root of All Evil (p. 11), the state is saying to its citizens: "Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide." Moreover, "the amount of your earnings that you may retain for yourself is determined by the needs of government, and you have nothing to say about it."...........................

Trump d'oeil

Trump d'oeil
Self | 18 April 2011 | Grut

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:42:03 AM by Grut

Maybe everyone else has figured this out already, but:

1: Donald Trump the Republican/Conservative/Tea Partier is not the Donald Trump we have known; neither is Donald Trump the politician.

2: Donald Trump the pitchman believes that a good salesman can sell anything.

3: About a year ago I speculated, very tongue-in-cheek, that if the mid-term election was as bad for the Democrats as it promised to be (it was worse), the Democratic Powers-That-Be might suddenly become the new 'birthers'.

So now we have Trump the sudden Republican, raising the birth issue as an essential part of a campaign that's ostensibly right-wing. Is it too paranoid to see a fine Democratic hand in this, with Trump as the front man for Democrats who want to remove the disastrous Obama from the scene without a brutal and chancy primary fight?

And not incidentally to disrupt the conservative movement with a false savior?

If that's the case, then the putative Democrats behind Trump must already be able to produce evidence of Obama's ineligibility when the time comes for Trump to 'discover' it. Also, the terrific MSM access Trump has enjoyed may be explained by something besides his entertainment value.

This is all paranoid speculation, to be sure, but it hangs together like the very best paranoid speculation should. And every so often, PS turns out not to be BS.....................

TheDC Exclusive: Conservatives hit Beck for taking content without attribution...

TheDC Exclusive: Conservatives hit Beck for taking content without attribution
Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2011 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:41:49 AM by ejdrapes

TheDC Exclusive: Conservatives hit Beck for taking content without attribution

A number of conservative activists and bloggers say they’re furious at media magnate Glenn Beck for what they call content theft. Over the past several years, Beck has relied on video, audio and written content from others to fill his radio and television shows, as well as his websites. Often he has credited his fellow conservatives for their work. Yet in many other instances say dozens of conservative journalists who spoke to The Daily Caller, he has not, often taking elaborate steps to cloak the origins of the material.

Publisher Andrew Breitbart has seen a number of his stories surface on various Beck media properties over the past few years. While he describes himself as “grateful for the many times he has credited me and my sites,” Breitbart says that “sometimes he also uses other peoples’ work without crediting them, making it appear as though it were his own. But especially since adopting ‘The Truth Has No Agenda’ slogan – and trying to deliberately re-position himself as the pious conscience and judge of many of those he took content from – he has exposed himself to his new motto’s unforgiving standard.”
By any standard, Beck seems unusually reliant on the work of others, and unusually reluctant to credit it. In an interview with TheDC, Roger L. Simon, CEO of Pajamas Media, suggested that Beck has committed the journalistic equivalent of a notorious crime. “It is not a question of just doing it right the majority of the time. It is a question of doing it right always,” Simon said. “Doris Kearns Goodwin is forever a fraud in my estimation because she has been caught plagiarizing once. If you rob a bank once, you still robbed a bank.”

A remarkably large number of conservative writers say they feel robbed. During the March 18 airing of his television program, for example, Beck ran a portion of video created by a Chicago-based blogger who calls himself Rebel Pundit. The blogger, who does not publicly reveal his name, says he was initially pleased to see Beck running his video, which featured left-wing protesters demanding amnesty for illegal immigrants. He was soon shocked, however, to see that Beck’s staff had obscured the watermark logo of his website,, from the tape.
“I put my website name on there for a reason – to bring people from the movement to my website so they can see the other stuff that I’ve done,” the man behind Rebel Pundit told TheDC. “You’ve got pretty much the biggest guy in the movement take your stuff and actually have his editors spend the time to scrub my name off of it.”

Ironically, while Beck’s staff had gone to the trouble of removing any trace of the phrase “” from the video, they apparently missed an obvious obscenity in the background of the frame. Clearly visible on a sign held by one of the protestors was the demand, “Open the fucking border.” When it appeared on his show, Beck said, “Oh, don’t show that please.”.......................

Big Brother Unveils Online ID System to Track Your Every Move

Big Brother Unveils Online ID System to Track Your Every Move

On this Sunday edition of the Alex Jones Show vital information will be transmitted. The feds are now rolling out their internet ID cashless society tracking grid and the TSA is threatening to list anyone that criticizes them as terrorists.

Obama Pushes Chinese-Style Internet ID System

Obama Pushes Chinese-Style Internet ID System

A new program being touted by the Obama administration as a solution to online identity theft actually increases the risk of identity theft while providing the government with a national ID system through the backdoor, paving the way for a world wide web in which users will need government permission to access the Internet.

Big Brother's Love: Obama's "Trusted Identities" Internet ID Slowly Unveiled/Big Brother's Love: Obama's "Trusted Identities" Internet ID Slowly Unveiled...

News Link  •  InternetBig Brother's Love: White House Proposes A Universal Credential For Web
04-16-2011  • 
So what does this mean in real life? What's envisioned by Obama is an end to passwords, a system in which a consumer will have a piece of software on a smartsphone or some kind of card or token, which they can swipe on their computers to log... 
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The administration wants people to have digital credentials that could be stored in something like an app or on a USB thumb drive. Plenty of businesses already require employees to use these sorts of tools to log on to secure email... 
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President Whatever Finds Things Not Going His Way

President Whatever Finds Things Not Going His Way ^ | April 18, 2011 | Michael Barone

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:27:07 AM by Kaslin

Barack Obama is a politician who likes to follow through on long-term strategies and avoid making course corrections. That's how he believes he won in 2008, and since then he's shown that he's not much into details.
So he was happy to let congressional appropriators fill in the blanks in the 2009 stimulus package, and to let congressional leaders know he would be happy whether there was or wasn't a public option in the 2010 health insurance legislation. Whatever. In the long run, the big things would work out his way.

You Can't Say That!

You Can't Say That!
RightBias ^ | April 18, 2011 | NancyMorgan

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 7:35:14 AM by nancyvideo

It's now official: The truth shall no longer set you free. In our new era of political correctness, the truth is more liable to get you penalized, demonized or fired. Last week, a female juror in a high-profile American mafia murder trial found this out the hard way.
When asked on a court questionnaire, "Name three people you least admire," this potential juror answered, "African-Americans, Hispanics and Haitians." Her answer enraged a federal court judge in New York, who promptly sentenced her to indefinite jury duty, for her "racist" answer. This woman was penalized for being truthful.
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The Birther Nation of Ghost Troop First published by Veterans Today By Captain Eric H. May, GT CO

The Birther Nation of Ghost Troop

By Captain Eric H. May, GT CO

HOUSTON, 4/17/11 -- Ambitious and arrogant, Donald Trump has focused the nation on the eligibility of Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetero) for the presidency, and with every new interview his growing accusations inspire the Right, and enrage the Left.

The questions Trump is trumpeting in his brazen baritone should have been answered before the some are calling the "Kenya Kid" was anointed in the infamous "Skull and Bones" elections of 2004. In that bizarre contest, Bonesman Bush and Bonesman Kerry ensured that the War Party would remain the only partly in power.

As with most issues, I'm cynical about this one, having read and lived enough history to know that demagogues (Trump, some say) and pretenders (Obama, some say) are common critters in the wicked world. If there can be a canine credo for such as me, it is this:

When people use innuendo, insults or incarceration to curb debate they are hiding the truth, in defense of a lie.

Accordingly, I am a triple troublemaker: a truther, denier and birther. I shall remain so until someone convinces me otherwise -- and they will have to do it with fact-based theories, not fear-based threats. An example is the best description:

Published Privacy

Captain May, Saturday night:

'I propose to write a strong essay in support of the Donald Trump's airing of the Obama birth issue, formalized Thursday by Arizona legislation requiring that future presidential candidates prove their U.S. citizenship in order to be placed on that state's ballot.

'I am convinced that this is BO's Achilles heel, and that the controlled Left is being coaxed along in blind trust of an American pretender president, one who has lived down to every negative opinion we expressed about him in the first month after his election.'

Wounding Warning

GT veteran Liz Allen, Sunday Morning:

"Captain May: I strongly disagree with this advice. Donald Trump is one of the worst right-winger opportunists on the planet. How in the world could you support this know-nothing, unconstitutional, undemocratic asshole.

"I thought you were a progressive man, a man who stood with the people, not corporate America and their New World Order. If you continue on this tirade, I shall stop all contact with you, and write you off as just another right-wing birther junkie who refuses to acknowledge the truth.

"This is unbelievable. I had such respect for you before this email. Now I wonder if I have been bamboozled by your crowd all these years. -- A FORMER Ghost Trooper"

Resigned Response

Captain May, Sunday night:

'I regret the indiscretion of one of my staff in circulating my private correspondence, which has prejudiced you against my still-to-be-written essay.

'I am not a follower in the Trump movement; rather, I am a leader in the Truth movement. I was one of the signatories of the 9/11 Truth Statement in 2004, when many feared to make an open declaration against the Bush regime. I am moved now by the same Socratic spirit now that guided me then.

'I must say, yours is a peculiar kind of virtue, which moves you to vituperate a man on his deathbed without adducing a shred of evidence to prove that he is wrong. Your email is a sad example of the animosity generated by this issue, which could be settled by the production of a single document (a birth certificate). For heaven's sake, my dad had to show YMCA officials my birth certificate before I could play pee-wee football!

'Thank you for your past service with the Holy Horde. The actions that you and GT Cindy undertook, in the aftermath or the July 28, 2005 Ft. Monroe/Charleston false flag attempt against Texas City, were heroic. I was always proud that Ghost Troop could boast of having two women who had stood their ground against the Secret Service.'

Recommended References:

  1. Donald Trump: Obama Born Barry Soetoro? (video)
  2. Skull and Bones Society Unmasked (video)
  3. Arizona lawmakers pass presidential 'birther' bill
  4. "Black Bush" Barack? -- A False Flag Frankenstein?
  5. 9/11 Truth Statement
  6. Captain Eric H. May Deserves Congressional Medal Of Honor
  7. BP 7/28 Nuke Plan vs. U.S. Officers Coup

Is Obama a Saudi Agent? Watch "The Mansourian Candidate"

Is Obama a Saudi Agent? Watch "The Mansourian Candidate" ^ | 17 April 2011

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:13:25 PM by SquarePants

Creepiest 10 minutes you'll spend today. This video was emailed to me earlier today, and outlines the nebulous history of Barack Obama, and details his relationship with Khalid Al-Mansour, who is a representative of the Saudi Royal family here in the US, a primary Muslim evangelizer to African Americans, and long-time sponsor of Barack Obama. The more you find out, the more amazing (and horrifying) it is that this guy is President of the United States.

If you can believe what Percy Sutton says, namely, that Obama was Saudi sponsored from before he ever went to Harvard, it becomes pretty easy to see how the Harvard Law Review ended up with their first ever unpublished Editor... or, for that matter, how a lousy student (by all accounts) ended up at Harvard in the first place.... (video at link)
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Remembering We are at War

Remembering We are at War
The Constitution Club ^ | 04-17-11 | Zazu

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:58:46 PM by TheConservativeCitizen
I think its a little sad that a month after the US went to war in Libya, the story has completely disappeared from the news, and the public seems thoroughly uninterested in the subject. Afghanistan and Iraq are the same way, but the apathy took many years to develop, in Libya it was almost instant. Politicians are talking about the economy, and gay marriage, and birth certificates, meanwhile bombs are flying and and a nation in which for better or worst we intervened is being torn to pieces...................................

Pastor Who Burned Koran Says He Was Duped Into Holding Back

Pastor Who Burned Koran Says He Was Duped Into Holding Back
NY TImes ^ | April 16 2011 | Lizette Alvarez

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 1:14:28 AM by Ethan Clive Osgoode

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pastor who stoked violence in Afghanistan earlier this month by burning a Koran in March produced a recording on Saturday that he said proved he was deceived last September when he agreed to cancel plans to burn 200 copies of the Koran.
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Geraldo calls for racial profiling at Airports

Geraldo calls for racial profiling at Airports

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 1:30:30 AM by ConservativeMan55
Did I hear that right?
He called what the TSA agents are doing to children molestation and said if anyone did that to his kid he would punch them in the face.
I thought he has been against racial profiling in the past?

Paul Krugman Calls for the Assassination of Paul Ryan

Paul Krugman Calls for the Assassination of Paul Ryan ^

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 1:45:47 AM by 4rcane

RedState co-founder Josh Trevino has noticed the following: back in January, Paul Krugman was one of many drooling idiot leftists devoid of any moral compass who tried to pin the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords on a lack of Republican civility. Even though, by the time Krugman’s column ran, it was clear that Giffords’ shooter was a mentally disturbed individual whose assassination plot was not motivated by coherent political theory of any stripe, Krugman was not about to let facts get in the way of a good partisan narrative:

It’s true that the shooter in Arizona appears to have been mentally troubled. But that doesn’t mean that his act can or should be treated as an isolated event, having nothing to do with the national climate.

Yes, Krugman claimed, without any appreciable sense
of shame, that a man who was seriously mentally ill was merely a symptom of - no kidding - “toxic rhetoric.” Well, three whole months have passed since Krugman peddled this tripe and apparently, Krugman’s sense of shame hasn’t become any more well-developed. Now he’s got a piece out on Paul Ryan’s deficit reduction plan. The title - the TITLE - of this piece? Let’s Not be Civil.

According to Paul Krugman, Paul Krugman has just called for the assassination of Paul Ryan.