Saturday, February 21, 2009

Transparency You Have To Sue For: Fox Wins Freedom Of Information Lawsuit Against Treasury Department Over Use Of TARP Bailout Funds

Before you Bush Derangement Moonbats start barking at me like Rachel Maddow on speed, I understand this lawsuit was filed when Bush was President and Paulson was in charge of the Treasury.

However, why would Obama and Geithner, in the spirit of transparency and open government allow the court battle to continue?

Couldn't either man have come into office and just said, "okay, release the information"?

From Fox Business:
FOX Business Network has won a victory against the Treasury Department in its Freedom of Information Act request for details about the government’s bailout plan.

Judge Richard J. Holwell of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said in a decision Friday that the government is directed to comply with FOX Business’s request under the FOIA “within 30 days and to produce a Vaughn index with 45 days.”

That means Treasury must comply with FOX Business’s request by Monday, March 23, and must produce a Vaughn index by Monday, April 6.

A Vaughn index details which documents have been withheld and why.

FOX Business sued Treasury on Dec. 18 over failure to provide information on the bailout funds or respond to FBN’s expedited requests filed under the FOIA.

The initial request, filed on Nov. 25, sought actual data on the use of the bailout funds for American International Group (AIG) and the Bank of New York Mellon (BK), and an additional request, filed on Dec. 1, sought similar data on the bailout funds for Citigroup (C).

FBN asked the Treasury Department to identify, among other issues, the troubled assets purchased, any collateral extended, and any restrictions placed on these
financial institutions for their participation in this program.

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Remember Rev. Wright? A Racist Colleague of His Has Just Been Added to the Roster of the Obama Administration.

It's not just Eric Holder, James Clyburn and Al Sharpton playing "race card" poker!

Introducing Otis Moss Jr: Father, Reverend, Racist, Friend of Communism, Terrorist Sympathizer and BFF of Rev. Wright.

From Live Leak:

The new member of the Obama administration, though, has plenty of ties to Wright on his own. Otis Moss Jr. and Wright shared a mentor in Samuel DeWitt Proctor, who helped give rise to black liberation theology. In fact, it was the radical Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference that sponsored Wright's now-infamous National Press Club appearance in late April 2008--which led to Obama's break with Trinity and Wright. Less noted was the fact that the symposium's guest preacher that day was Reverend Otis Moss Jr. Moss has publicly defended Wright and compared his preaching to that of Amos, Micah, Malachi, and John the Baptist.

Moss's closeness to Wright is expressed most clearly in the 40-minute tribute sermon he preached from Trinity's pulpit on the occasion of Wright's 36th anniversary at the church in February 2008. Of Wright, Reverend Moss said: "All of us who know him and love him have been blessed by his genius, his creativity, his scholarship, his discipleship, his sensitivity as an artist, his boldness as a prophet, and, I agree, his rhythmic poetry." This homage came long after Wright's hit parade of sound-bites: "God Damn America" .  .  . "America's chickens are coming home to roost" .  .  . "Bill did us like he did Monica Lewinsky." Poetry indeed.

Even more interesting, perhaps, is Moss's own rhetoric. He is a political preacher and has said, "If you are preaching a gospel that has nothing about politics, nothing about economics, nothing about sociology, you are preaching an empty gospel with a cap and shoes but no body to it." His sermons at Olivet are hard to come by. But from public lectures, one concludes that, while his style is more subdued than Wright's (or his own son's) and his themes more benign, there are still plenty of comments that call into question his suitability for government service. Take, for instance, this observation made at Yale in October 2004:

You have heard that it was said, "God bless America." But I say unto you, Pray for all of the Osama bin Ladens and the Saddam Husseins. .  .  . I say unto you, Be kind, be as kind to Castro as you are to the Saudi family and the leaders of China and Russia. This, however, is difficult in a society .  .  . when we are afflicted or infected with hubris. It's almost an incurable disease--incurable not because of despair, but because of arrogance.

A spokesman for Moss explains that he meant his audience to "understand that you must 'pray for your enemies' and those that would do you harm. No more, no less." So in the spirit of Christ's admonition to turn the other cheek, Moss wants us to pray for those who have killed thousands of American citizens within the last decade. Yet he's still holding a 400-year-old grudge against the settlers of Jamestown. In a panel discussion on "the State of the Black Union" with Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, on the occasion of Jamestown's quadricentennial, Moss noted:

When we think of Jamestown, we must see the triple holocaust that came out of Jamestown .  .  . that African holocaust, that Native American holocaust, that African-American holocaust. And until we deal with that and place it in the collective memories of our own history, and the wider history of the world, we are in a state of denial--often celebrating when we need to be correcting the propaganda of history.

Moss was loudly opposed to American action in Iraq, a theme woven throughout his lectures and writings. In a book coauthored with Jeremiah Wright, Moss explained:

I know where the weapons of mass destruction are, and they are not the ones we went looking for in Iraq. I know where they are, and you know where they are! According to statistics, AIDS is a weapon of mass destruction. Miseducation and no education are weapons of mass destruction. Forty-four million people without health care is a weapon of mass destruction.


But wait, there's a method to the madness! Another power grab!

Perhaps the quiet installation of Moss is part of a grander design for the faith-based office: to make it a mechanism for nationwide "community organizing." In 1995, Obama told the Chicago Reader:

In every church on Sunday in the African-American community we have this moral fervor; we have energy to burn. But as soon as church lets out, the energy dissipates. We must find ways to channel all this energy into community building. The biggest failure of the civil-rights movement was in failing to translate this energy, this moral fervor, into creating lasting institutions and organizational structures.

By tapping the likes of Moss to help steer his faith-based policies, Obama could be using the White House to "translate the energy" of black churches into "creating lasting institutions" of left-wing political agitation.


Our President is Radical, Naive, Arrogant and Dishonest. Frightening indeed!

Read more at Evil Conservative.

He says we should be kind to Castro, says a gospel without politics is no gospel at all, and encourages us to pray for the likes of Osama Bin Laden while holding a 400 year-old grudge against the settlers at Jamestown and gives tribute speeches about Jeremiah Wright. Meet Otis Moss, Jr, Obama's new appointee to the President's Advisory Council established as part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. We'll need faith, indeed, to make it through this lineup of moonbats.

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Obama Recession: The Graphs To Prove It

Four Bad Bear Markets: The Crash of 1929, The 1973 Oil Crisis, The 2000 Tech Stock Crash, the 2007-2008 Obama Recession. Get used to graphs like this.



From Evil Conservative; click images to enlarge.


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Obama Recession Update: President Will Raise Corporate Taxes, Individual Rates On "Wealthy", Cut Military Spending and Allow Bush Tax Cuts To Expire

All of these things will send the economy further down the tubes.

Anyone know what the Marxist word for "free-fall" is? Get used this picture, America!


Click image to enlarge (Screen shot from gatewaypundit)


Stocks are down 10% since Inauguration Day.



The Washington Post reports:

President Obama is putting the finishing touches on an ambitious first budget that seeks to cut the federal deficit in half over the next four years, primarily by raising taxes on business and the wealthy and by slashing spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, administration officials said.

In addition to tackling a deficit swollen by the $787 billion stimulus package and other efforts to ease the nation's economic crisis, the budget blueprint will press aggressively for progress on the domestic agenda Obama outlined during the presidential campaign. This would include key changes to environmental policies and a major expansion of health coverage that Obama hopes to enact later this year.



Anyone tell Obama that businesses don't "pay" taxes; they simple raise the prices of their goods and services and/or cut jobs!

From Real Clear Markets:

So the Obama theory – government spending is stimulus. If so, financial markets should feel the love. The U.S. budget is awash in red ink, and $800 billion more of it should easily move the needle on our economic prospects. Indeed it has – in the wrong direction. Financial markets don’t want more government debt or a scramble for “shovel-ready” spending projects. They want the skeletons in the banking sector’s closet exposed and expunged.

The Bush Economy went up in smoke in September-October 2008. The financial meltdown hit Wall Street, devastating bank equities and laying waste to America’s 401-Ks. The Republican ticket, McCain-Palin, was a 50-50 bet on Sept. 15; by Oct. 15 it was a 5-1 long-shot. Voters saw the carnage: the Dow Jones Index lost 17% of its value from Sept. 2 through Nov. 3. In a flash, Americans lost years of toil, and
Republicans the election. Decisively.


The election marked a turning point. Investors looked forward to the economic policies crafted by Democrats in Congress and the White House. More pointedly, they wanted decisive, well-crafted action on the banking crisis. Hence the Dow soared 6.5% Nov. 21 on news that Timothy Geithner, the highly-respected head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, was Obama’s pick for Treasury Secretary.


Yet, from Nov. 4, 2008 through Feb. 12, 2009, the DJI overall fell 18% -- a larger drop than during the Sept-Oct plunge. In January, when the Obama plan, promising far greater deficits than the two much smaller “emergency stimulus” plans signed by Pres. George W. Bush in 2008, was unveiled, the market tanked – the worst January performance in 113 years.


More pointedly, key political victories for the Team Obama spending plan have not been viewed as buying opportunities on Wall Street. A string of negative market reactions began with the December 18 announcement of a stimulus bill of $700 billion (Dow down 2.5%), continued with the January 7 announcement that the actual plan would be “on the high side” (-2.7%) and continued with last week’s 61-36 Senate vote supporting the Administration’s fiscal plan. The White House victory and the new bank bail-out plan announced the following day by Treasury Secretary Geithner were met with a 5% wipe-out in the DJI, and a decline in Treasury bond yields, indicating a “flight to quality.”




The market clearly does not like what you're doing! So stop it!

And, this just in, Obama will allow Bush tax cuts to expire.



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will allow tax breaks given to wealthier Americans under his predecessor, George W. Bush, to expire as scheduled rather than eliminate them sooner, an administration official said on Saturday.


Obama, who promised during his White House campaign to roll back tax cuts on people earning more than $250,000, also plans to boost tax collections from about 16 percent of the economy this year to 19 percent in 2013, the official said, confirming a Washington Post report on Obama's budget proposals for the 2010 fiscal year.


Ohhh, it's going to be a realllllly long 4 years...

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Obama's Latest Executive Order: Office of Urban Affairs; ACORN and Obama's Shadow Government

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -- Abraham Lincoln


Barack Obama signed an executive order this week that has largely gone unnoticed. Essentially, by undermining HUD, and bringing the secrecy of another Shadow Government "czar" within arm's reach of the Oval Office, he has fulfilled his promise to have ACORN shape his agenda.




Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and the economic health and social vitality of our urban communities are critically important to the prosperity and quality of life for Americans. Vibrant cities spawn innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment through the businesses, universities, and civic, cultural, religious, and nonprofit institutions they attract. Forward-looking policies that encourage wise investment and development in our urban areas will create employment and housing opportunities and make our country more competitive, prosperous, and strong. In the past, insufficient attention has been paid to the problems faced by urban areas and to coordinating the many Federal programs that affect our cities. A more comprehensive approach is needed, both to develop an effective strategy for urban America and to coordinate the actions of the many executive departments and agencies whose actions impact urban life.

Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established within the Executive Office of the President the White House Office of Urban Affairs (the "Office").

Sec. 3. Functions. The principal functions of the Office are, to the extent permitted by law:

(a) to provide leadership for and coordinate the development of the policy agenda for urban America across executive departments and agencies;

(b) to coordinate all aspects of urban policy;

(c) to work with executive departments and agencies to ensure that appropriate consideration is given by such departments and agencies to the potential impact of their actions on urban areas;

(d) to work with executive departments and agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, to ensure that Federal Government dollars targeted to urban areas are effectively spent on the highest-impact programs; and

(e) to engage in outreach and work closely with State and local officials, with nonprofit organizations, and with the private sector, both in seeking input regarding the development of a comprehensive urban policy and in ensuring that the implementation of Federal programs advances the objectives of that policy.

ACORN in the White House. Pure and simple. Just like the CRAPulus Bill, Obama is paying back his minions to establish a permanent voting majority.


But what's equally disturbing is that Obama continues to centralize government control into The White House. How much of this shadow government is necessary? What's the motive?
He already has a Council of Economic Advisers Chair, a climate czar, technology czar, auto "non" czar (or advisory board or whatever they're calling it these days), regulatory czar, health czar, among about a dozen of folks with the title "Czar". Their role overlaps with a full department. As such, their role is unclear.


Newsmax has a frightening look into the future of the czar-government.

Czar, the title of imperial Russia's autocratic rulers, and kaiser, the label for German rulers, derive from their languages' words for caesar, title of ancient Rome's imperial rulers.

Caesar, of course, was the distinguishing family nickname of Julius Caesar and of his adopted nephew Octavian, who became the first titled emperor, Augustus.

Roman historians inferred that a likely origin for this name was the Latin word for a thick head of hair (caesaries), probably a joke attached to a family known for its male pattern baldness. To call the balding Julius by the name Caesar was like calling a fat man “Slim.” But this apparently humorous term came to be synonymous with “ruler.”

What defined the caesars, the kaisers, and the czars, of course, was that they were a law onto themselves, rather like today's autocratic new Russian Czar Vladimir Putin. These rulers answered to no one and governed pretty much as they wished. Their undefined powers could be expanded by whim and caprice.

What surprised and stunned onlookers was President Barack Obama's appointment of hundreds of these petty dictators to expand government's tentacles into nearly every nook and cranny of American government, business, and personal life.

For example, Obama created a “car czar” as his viceroy to the automobile industry in Michigan and elsewhere. His first choice for this post was Georgetown University law professor Daniel Tarullo.

The car czar was to twist arms of the big motor vehicle companies to produce more dual fuel and improved mileage cars and trucks. These are the very kinds of products with $1,500-per-vehicle-union-legacy-costs-in-pensions-and-health-insurance that the big three automakers had ditched in favor of bigger, more profitable cars and trucks.

Above all, the job of Obama's car czar was to protect the Democrat funding United Auto Workers, even if shielding this union's dues-paying jobs cost taxpayers not only higher car and truck prices but also $100 billion or more in government bailouts for the big three auto makers.

The same was true for all of Obama's hundreds of czars, his little caesars: Job One has been to protect those who bankroll the Democratic Party and to damage those who oppose the Democrats.

Thus it has been these past eight years for President Obama's bailout czar and urban planning czar, his education czar and Latin America czar, his cybersecurity czar and Internet czar, his Afghan-Iraq war czar and income redistribution czar, the voter list czar and radio-Internet fairness czar, and many hundreds more.

And through their partisan power, Barack Obama became America's permanent caesar.

Hey, don't blame me! I didn't vote for him! I'm just putting the facts out there!
This is why we conservatives do not wish Obama's policy to succeed because we won't recognize our country anymore.
Totalitarianism is real!

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Radical Islam Leaders Who Sponser Terror Upset Over Buffalo Beheadings: "Right Wing" Will "Misuse It"

We're not allowed to talk about this either? Let me get this straight. When a "stereotype" becomes reality, we're not allowed to question its validity?

When a man brutally beheads his wife, it's not news?

From The Associated Press:

The crime was so brutal, shocking and rife with the worst possible stereotypes about their faith that some U.S. Muslims thought the initial reports were a hoax.

The killing and its aftermath raise hard questions for Muslims — about gender issues, about distinctions between cultural and religious practices, and about differing interpretations of Islamic texts regarding the treatment of women.

"Muslims don't want to talk about this for good reason," said Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, a Muslim author and activist. "There is so much negativity about Muslims, and it sort of perpetuates it. The right wing is going to run with it and misuse it. But we've got to shine a light on this issue so we can transform it."

There is evidence of movement in that direction in the 10 days since the Hassan slaying. In an open letter to American Muslim leaders, Imam Mohamed Hagmagid Ali of Sterling, Va., vice president of the Islamic Society of North America, said "violence against women is real and cannot be ignored."

"This is a horrible tragedy, but it gives us a window," said Abdul-Ghafur, editor of the anthology "Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak." "The next time a woman comes to her imam and says, 'He hit me,' the reply might not be, 'Be patient, sister, is there something you did, sister? Is there something you can do?' The chances are greater the imam will say, 'This is unacceptable.'"


Personally, I like JWF's position on this:



Here's a helpful suggestion from the evil right: How about going to the police the next time your husband hits you instead of some useless imam?


But there is some great irony in this story not to be missed.

Here's what we know about the Islamic Society of North America and its ties to terror and its control over 80% of US mosques where it encourages radical and extremist teaching of Islam.

Enforces extremist Wahhabi theological writ in America's mosques.

ISNA focuses heavily on providing Wahhabi theological indoctrination materials to a large percentage of the mosques in North America. Many of these mosques were recently built with Saudi money and are required, by their Saudi benefactors, to strictly follow the dictates of Wahhabi imams -- an edict that affects the tone and content of the sermons given in the mosques, the selection of books and periodicals that may be read in mosque libraries or sold in mosque bookshops, and the policies governing the exclusion or suppression of dissenters from the congregations.

Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust -- a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America -- the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can freely exercise ultimate authority over these houses of worship and their teachings.

Writes Kaukab Siddique, the editor of New Trend, an Islamic periodical of extremist views that is nonetheless opposed to Wahhabi domination of American Islam: "ISNA controls most mosques in America and thus also controls who will speak at every Friday prayer, and which literature will be distributed there."

Islam scholar Stephen Schwartz describes ISNA as "one of the chief conduits through which the radical Saudi form of Islam passes into the United States." Adds Schwartz: "Our view is that the number of mosques under Wahhabi control actually totals at least 600 out of the official total of 1,200, while, as noted, Shia community leaders endorse the figure of 80 percent Wahhabi control. But we also offer a number of 4-6,000 mosques overall, including small and diverse congregations of many kinds."

According to Sufi leader Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani's testimony before a State Department Open Forum on January 7, 1999, extremists have taken over "more than 80 percent of the mosques in the United States ... This means that the ideology of extremism has been spread to 80 percent of the Muslim population, mostly the youth and the new generation." Kabbani based his statement on his personal investigation of 114 American mosques. "Ninety of them," he said, "were mostly exposed, and I say exposed, to extreme or radical ideology, based on their speeches, books and board members." This is largely due to the efforts of ISNA.

According to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, ISNA "is a radical group hiding under a false veneer of moderation"; "convenes annual conferences where Islamist militants have been given a platform to incite violence and promote hatred" (for instance, al Qaeda supporter and PLO official Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi was invited to speak at an ISNA conference); has held fundraisers for terrorists (after Hamas leader Mousa Marzook was arrested and eventually deported in 1997, ISNA raised money for his defense); has condemned the U.S. government's post-9/11 seizure of Hamas' and Palestinian Islamic Jihad's financial assets; and publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Islamic Horizons, that "often champions militant Islamist doctrine."

Adds Emerson: "I think ISNA has been an umbrella, also a promoter of groups that have been involved in terrorism. I am not going to accuse the ISNA of being directly involved in terrorism. I will say ISNA has sponsored extremists, racists, people who call for Jihad against the United States."

Emerson further reports that "In September 2002, a full year after the 9/11 attacks, speakers at ISNA's annual conference still refused to acknowledge Bin Laden's role in the terrorist attacks.

"WTHR, an Indianapolis television station located close to ISNA's Plainfield, Indiana headquarters, said it had found "about a dozen charities, organizations and individuals under federal scrutiny for possible ties to terrorism that are in some way linked to ISNA."

In December 2003, U.S. Senators Charles Grassley and Max Baucus of the Senate Committee on Finance listed ISNA as one of 25 American Muslim organizations that "finance terrorism and perpetuate violence."

ISNA is known to have permitted the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (and a number of other Islamic charities with terror connections) to set up booths at its conventions, and in some cases has helped raise money for them.

Upon learning of the arrest of Sami Al-Arian, the University of South Florida computer science professor who eventually would be found guilty of conspiring to fund the terrorist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISNA issued a statement criticizing the U.S. government for its prosecution of Al-Arian.

ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document --titled "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America" -- as one of the Brotherhood's likeminded "organizations of our friends" who shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation.

These "friends" -- which included also the Islamic Circle of North America, Muslim Youth of North America, the Muslim Students Association, the Muslim Arab Youth Association, the Islamic Association for Palestine, the United Association for Studies and Research, and the International Institute of Islamic Thought -- were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims "that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions."

Several organizations are considered constituents of ISNA. These include the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America, the Islamic Medical Association of North America, the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, the Council of Islamic Schools in North America, the Muslim Students Association of the U.S. and Canada, and Muslim Youth of North America.


Next time the ISNA attacks the so-called "right wing" for "misusing" violent radical Islam and continues its assertion that Islam is a peaceful religion, you might want to take it with a grain of salt. And maybe the AP should reconsider who it uses as sources on "peaceful" Islam.



And yes, for the record, I do believe most Muslims are peaceful people, just not the ones at the ISNA who are criticizing the media for covering a relevant news story.



Well, some in the media anyway.

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VIDEO: Helen Thomas Explains "So-called terrorists" Remark; We Are The Terrorists And They Are The Freedom Fighters

Wow! Here I was thinking all along that the United States was fighting for freedom against the radical Islamists who blow themselves up. My bad.

Thanks for clearing this up, Ms. Thomas!



What an idiot.

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VIDEO: Proof Obama Wants Black Children To Remain In Poverty; His Plan All Along Was To Increase Welfare Rolls!

President Obama admits in this video he was "not a huge supporter of the Federal plan [welfare reform] that was signed in 1996."

From 1970 until 1996, the percentage of Black children living in poverty hovered steadily around 45%, with little or no change for 25 years.

From 1996 through 2001 that percentage drastically fell to 30%

From Stop The ACLU:

Proof once again that Democrats want to enlarge welfare rolls, destroy the lives of citizens, make everyone poorer, and create a permanent underclass that they can count on for votes.




What they've done is murder welfare reform in the middle of the night!

Prior to 1996, the way welfare worked: the more people a state put on welfare, the more money they received from the Federal government.

With the reforms, states were issued a flat amount of money. If they reduced the welfare rolls, they got to keep the surplus, if the rolls went up, the states would have to deal with that.

What the CRAPulus Bill has done, it reverse this completely.

The Under Cover of Darkness Generational Theft Act of 2009 provides that for every additional person a state puts on welfare, the Federal government will cover 80% of the cost.

"They're effectively bribing the states to raise their welfare rolls."

Now why do you suppose President Obama and the Liberals would want to encourage the states to increase their welfare rolls?

I've said it before and I'll say it again. They don't want people to succeed; they want as many people as possible dependant on the government. The more people who remain underprivileged and shackled to Uncle Sam's wallet, the more votes the Democrats can secure.

It's all very simple, albeit highly clever on the part of Democrats. Yes, it's true the "Stimulus" bill has absolutely nothing to do with helping the American economy and it has everything to do with establishing a permanent voting majority.

This is socialism, folks! In just one month Obama and Pelosi have successfully altered the philosophy and foundation of American society.

Robert E. Rector and Katherine Bradley have more on this at Heritage.

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Let The Great American Tea Party of 2009 Begin! Conservatives Rally Across The Nation To Defeat Socialism!

Follow Tea Partys at Free Republic!

New Jersey Tea Party April 15th!

Michelle Malkin has extenseive tea party coverage on her blog. Visit her link.

As much as I'd love you to stay here, she is doing the best job covering the tea parties, if that's what you are seeking!

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It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.
— Samuel Adams

Conservatives Unite! Take Back America!

Via Michelle Malkin's Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows

Michael Patrick Leahy of Top Conservatives on Twitter and his crew are spearheading “simultaneous local tea parties around the country, beginning in Chicago, and including Washington DC, Fayetteville NC, San Diego CA, Omaha Nebraska, and dozens of other locations” for next Friday.

If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, reader Mark Christopher Frimmel has come forward to put a Tea Party ‘09 event together. He put up an ad on Dallas Craigslist, has contacted local radio and TV, and wants you to be there. The protest will be held on the outside stage at The Cowtown Bar & Grill on Friday, Feb. 27, from 3pm to 7pm, located at 7108 Camp Bowie Blvd Fort Worth, TX. Music, food, and great fiscal conservative company guaranteed.

Are you in Georgia? Reader Patrick e-mails that he’s “getting a tax protest off the ground in Atlanta. I’d appreciate it if you’d pass on the word. The blog is http://atlantataxprotest.blogspot.com/.” He needs your help. Calling Neal Boortz!

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The Conservative Revolution gives us the tips on how to start a Tea Party in your hometown.

The internet is abuzz with chatter about organizing protests around the country to put an end to this madness on Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. But I’ve talked to many people out there who have never organized a protest, and so they don’t have a clue where to begin. Here are 10 simple steps that you can follow to organize a protest in your own community. If you want more help, just send me an email at bsteinhauser @freedomworks.org and I’ll work with you one on one to help make your protest a success.

1. Pick a location, date and time in your town. I’d suggest main street at an intersection with lots of traffic.

2. Tell your friends, family, co-workers and everyone else you know about the protest. Build an rsvp email list so that you can provide quick updates if something changes. You should also create a facebook group so that the group can communicate with one another.

3. Make 5-10 signs with legible slogans that send a clear message to the public and the media. Write in BIG LETTERS.

4. Call your local talk radio hosts and ask them to announce the location, date and time on the air for a few days leading up to the protest. Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper announcing the protest. Email the bloggers in your area and ask them to post a notice about the protest.

5. Write a press release and email, mail and fax copies to the local tv stations, radio stations and newspapers. Call the reporters that cover local events or politics and leave messages on their voice mail.

6. On the day of your protest, show up with your group, be loud, visible, happy and engage the public. Wave your signs, make lots of noise and move around to get attention. If reporters interview you, give them some good sound bytes for their stories. Stay on message and keep your answers short and coherent.

7. Bring sign-in sheets to capture the names, emails and phone numbers of everyone who attends the protest and/or says that they support what you are doing. You will then have a big list of people that can plan the next, much bigger and louder, event. Also bring handouts with one page of quick facts about why you are protesting in the first place.

8. Add your pictures, video and an after-action report to your facebook group, and send this stuff to the bloggers and reporters that you originally contacted. Ask them to post the photos, story and video.

9. Thank everyone who attended via email and phone, and set up a meeting to plan your next event. Now you have a list of people in your community that can help make the next protest huge. Encourage everyone to commit to bring at least one friend to the next protest.

10. Organize a carpool and go find a friend in your neighboring town or county and help them organize a protest there. You and your people are now veterans and should be able to keep the momentum going around your area.

Email me if you have any questions or want some ideas for signs. bsteinhauser @freedomworks.org

Good luck!

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Please let ConservativeXpress know of any protests, rallys, etc in and around your town!

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John Ziegler's "Media Malpractice", How Obama Got Elected Doucumentary Officially Released!

I encourage everyone to purchase this documentary, visit howobamagotelected.com to view the trailer and you'll see why it's important for all conservatives to watch this film. We must do everything we can to prevent this from happening in the future.

Dear John Ziegler/"How Obama Got Elected" Mailing List Members:

After devoting the last six months of my life and well over $100,000 of my own money to try and correct the historical record about the media coverage of the Presidential election, the much anticipated documentary is now about to be released and I wanted you to be the first to get all of the details.

Here are the really important things for you to know...

-- Over this weekend the trailer for the film will be available exclusively at the brand new and improved http://howobamagotelected.com/

-- You will be able to be among the first to see the film (which includes as special features the entire exclusive Sarah Palin interview and the "Obama Voter" video) by purchasing it at http://www.mediamalpracticemovie.com/order-media-malpractice.asp

-- On Monday, a scene from the film will be released on Youtube and posted at our website.

-- Also on Monday, barring major breaking news, I will be on a series of national TV shows starting with NBC's Today Show in the 7 am hour as well as the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News that evening.Here is what I need you to do...

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- Please ask a friend to do the same. Here is why that is important....

-- If we get the initial exposure that we expect, the first batch of films is going to be gone very quickly and if you don't act immediately it may be a little while before we can get you your copy.

-- By acting immediately you will enable us to use those resources to further promote the film (we are currently building a promotional fund through investors) and the cause of media accountability.

I am extremely proud of this film and I am positive that you will thoroughly enjoy the dvd. I have literally put everything I have into this project and I hope that you will continue your support of this important effort by getting your copies as soon as you can.

While I appreciate your e-mail responses as always, please refrain from returning this e-mail unless you have a very specific question/problem or have some legitimate offer of support because I will be traveling to promote the film and I need to keep my e-mail box as clear as possible.

Thanks so much for your support.

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Your Weekly Address: Obama Celebrates $8 Tax Cuts As Though It's The Greatest Legislation In US History

This guy is really getting on my nerves. Seriously. Enjoy your 8 bucks.




New plan: Everyone mail 8 dollars to the White House with a note telling the President where he can shove his "tax cut".

Check out how the AP celebrates this as well.

It took only weeks for the notoriously slow Congress to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus package. President Barack Obama signed it into law less than one month into his presidency.

So when should most people hope to start seeing the benefits of tax cuts in it? By April 1, according to the president.


Oh my gosh! Obama has already improved the efficiency of Congress! He's that good!

"Never before in our history has a tax cut taken effect faster or gone to so many hardworking Americans," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.

The president said his signature two-year "Making Work Pay" tax break will affect 95 percent of working families, and, in six weeks' time, a typical family will start taking home at least $65 more every month.


Thanks boss! $13 a week! Lotta Money! But he doesn't really want you to actually go to work.

Taxpayers won't get a separate check mailed to them like many did with last year's one-time payment designed by the Bush administration to help boost the economy.

Instead, Obama's credit — up to $400 credit for individuals and up to $800 credit for married couples — is to be doled out through the rest of the year through paychecks. Most workers are to see about a $13 per week increase in their take-home pay. In 2010, the credit would be about $7.70 a week, if it is spread over the entire year.

$7.70 a week! Enjoy! Of course, don't forget that you don't actually have to pay taxes to get a "tax cut"!

People who do not earn enough money to owe income taxes are eligible for the credit, an attempt to offset the payroll taxes they pay.

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MUST SEE VIDEO: Financial System Meltdown; Fat Glenn Beck Explains The Problem With Housing, Mortgages and Why Socialism Is So Wrong

This is a truly brilliant animation from Glenn Beck. This is the best analysis I've seen of the entire problem with Obama's Housing Plan.

Absolutely brilliant in its simplicity. Seriously. This is the problem in a nutshell. Thank you Mr. Beck.

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Hillary Clinton Railroads Amnesty International! Drives The Obama Bus Right Over Human Rights!

It's a bad day when a leftist President pisses off a leftist group! Who knew?

The most Liberal President Senator angers one of the most Liberal world orgainizations!

Amnesty International is "shocked"!

Well, we're not! Duh! This is the change you voted for you idiot radical moonbats! What did you think you were getting!

From AFP:

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

Paying her first visit to Asia as the top US diplomat, Clinton said the United States would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet.

"But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing.

T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks.

"The United States is one of the only countries that can meaningfully stand up to China on human rights issues," he said.

"But by commenting that human rights will not interfere with other priorities, Secretary Clinton damages future US initiatives to protect those rights in China," he said.

Forgive me if I laugh uncontrollably for a few minutes, but... I gotta go; this is just too much.

More ironic hilarity on this at Jammie Wearing Fool.

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Gov. Bobby Jindhal Becomes First To Officially Refuse CRAPulus Money


Gov. Bobby Jindal lands the first punch in the battle against Obama Socialism!


Politico reports:


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Friday that he will decline stimulus money specifically targeted at expanding state unemployment insurance coverage, becoming the first state executive to officially refuse any part of the federal government’s payout to states.

In a statement, Jindal, who is slated to give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s message to Congress on Tuesday, expressed concern that expanding unemployment insurance coverage would lead to increased unemployment insurance taxes later on.

“The federal money in this bill will run out in less than three years for this benefit and our businesses would then be stuck paying the bill,” Jindal said. “We must be careful and thoughtful as we examine all the strings attached to the funding in this package. We cannot grow government in an unsustainable way.”

Good for you Mr. Jindal for seeing the pig behind the lies!

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Let's Play Hardball! Rick Santelli Battles Chris Matthews On Housing Plan and Socialism

Chris Matthews is a jackass.

Matthews calls Santelli "Ebenezer Scrooge" for not believeing in redistribution of wealth and bailing out irrsponsible home-owners, says Santelli is "being too hard on Barack" after learning Santelli voted for John McCain.

How dare he question The Chosen One!

Santelli responds to statements about him during the White House press briefing by Robert Gibbs. Matthews gets a shot in on him at the end when he says his name has been iconized with Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.



In his daily press conference, Gibbs had this to say about Santelli:

"I'm not entirely sure where Mr. Santelli lives or in what house he lives in. But the American people are struggling every day to meet their mortgage, stay in their jobs, pay their bills to send their kids to school, and to hope that they don't get sick or somebody they care for gets sick that sends them into bankruptcy. I think we left a few months ago the adage that if it was good for a derivatives trader, that it was good for Main Street. I think the verdict is in on that.

"I would be more than happy to have him come here and read it. I'd be happy to buy him a cup of coffee....decaf."

So obviously, like Joe the Plumber, when you question The Obama Bull, you get the horns!

UPDATE: Santelli accepts Gibbs' invitation!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Obama Recession: Daily Update


Fighting Doom and Gloom With Gloom and Gloom!


No Wonder Bill Clinton said Obama Should Sound More Hopeful


Reuters: Shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C - News) dropped more than 20 percent to fall below $2 as bank shares plummeted shortly after the opening bell on Friday on fears the U.S. bank rescue plan might include nationalization.








It's really bad out there!

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Beware Of Obama's "Cap and Trade" Energy Plan

We mentioned last December that Obama's Environmental Policy was detrimental to our economy.

I noticed this yesterday while watching the press conference live and my ears perked up a bit when President Obama mentioned "cap and trade" as a possibility.

But at the time, I figured if it was that important, I would have heard more about it. What was I thinking in trusting the MSM to bring me a relevant news story?

Cap and trade bills are nothing short of a government re-engineering of the American economy. With its aggressive targets to reduce emissions from fossil fuel use, it would put the nation on a path of serious economic harm not justified by any benefits.

In the video you will find Baracks' response starting at about the 2:19 mark.



Jammie Wearing Fool sums it up this way:

The environmental and energy team that Obama has are all big advocates of this sort of approach along with all the environmental progressive weenies. It was tried in Europe and it has failed. Of course if there is one thing this new administration has shown us they are not about to let failed policies of the past stop them from adopting or proposing them again. Whether those policies belonged to FDR, Jimmy Carter, or the Europeans.

Read more on the dangers of "cap and trade" at Heritage and Wikipedia.

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Racist Rep. James Clyburn Pulls Race Card On Stimulus: "Slap In The Face Of African-Americans"

“The governor of Louisiana expressed opposition. Has the highest African-American population in the country. Governor of Mississippi expressed opposition. The governor of Texas, and the governor of South Carolina. These four governor’s represent states that are in the black belt. I was insulted by that,” Clyburn said. “All of this was a slap in the face of African-Americans. It had nothing to do with Governor Sanford.”



Image via Michelle Malkin.

Eric Holder, Al Sharpton and now this. Get over it! We have a Black President!

Clyburn began his remarks to reporters Thursday by talking about the Juneteenth celebration, which marks when slaves in Texas finally learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than a year after it happened.

He actually said this!

"Knowing my history and knowing Texas history, all of this, it was a slap in the face of African-Americans," Clyburn said.



The Associated Press:

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is "a slap in the face of African-Americans."

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, which have large black populations, said they might not accept some of the money from the $787 billion stimulus package.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he would accept the money, and none of the others has rejected it outright. The Republican governors of Idaho and Alaska also said they had reservations about whether the money would come with too many strings attached, but Clyburn said he was particularly taken aback by southern governors who said they might decline it.

"These four governors represent states that are in the proverbial black belt," Clyburn said.

A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford accused Clyburn of playing the race card.

"Spending money at the federal level that we do not have represents a future tax increase on all South Carolinians, regardless of their color," Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer said in an e-mail statement. "And in the process of doing so, he's ripping off everyone he claims to represent."


What the hell is the "Black Belt"?

Remember, Clyburn said this last month, referring to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.



“[H]e happens to be a millionaire,” Clyburn said of Sanford. “He may not need help for the plantation his family owns, but the people whose grandparents and great-grandparents worked those plantations need the help” in the form of federal money.


This is irresponsible and most reprehensible of The Majority Whip.

If our Black leaders continue to be the most racist people in the country, then we will never be "post-racial".

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VIDEO: Illinois Governor Quinn Calls On Roland Burris To Resign

It's over, Mr. Burris. Time to step down, Senator Failure.

"I would ask my good friend Sen. Roland Burris . . . to step aside and resign from his office," said Gov. Pat Quinn. "Let's put this behind us."



Politico reported:

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that Roland Burris should resign from the United States Senate and the vacancy should then be filled by a special election. Quinn joins a chorus of state legislators and two Democratic House members in calling on Burris to resign, saying his Jan. 8 answers before a state legislative committee defied the public's trust about the appointment.

"At this time, we have a senator who has a cloud over his head," Quinn said.

Burris has so far remained defiant, saying he's done nothing wrong and said he'd fully cooperate with state and federal probes about the circumstances of his appointment by ousted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Let The Mob Rule Anarchy Begin! ACORN's Fix For Housing "Crisis": Lawlessness and Breaking and Entering!

Hopeychangey Anarchy In the US!

(Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin)

So let me get this right. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Liberal Congress encourages (read: forces) banks to enable people take on mortgages they cannot afford...

... the banks come looking for their money, the banks get blamed and demonized by the Liberal media and Liberal Congress...

...the banks suffer historical losses, stocks fall, the government steps in to help the banks...

...the banks are blamed and demonized for misusing the funds, the president calls for pay caps on bank executives...

...the president offers $275 Billion to bailout out irresponsible home-owners...

...Wall Street continues to free-fall in lieu of fears of bank nationalization, and if that wasn't enough...

...let's resort to mob rule, anarchy and lawlessness?

These Obamanites are nuts! This is some scary sh*t!

From CBS affiliate WJZ:

A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.

A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.

The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.

Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.

Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tell part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story.

"The mortgage went up $300 in one month," said Hanks, former homeowner.

She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September. The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.

"This is our house now," said Louis Beverly, ACORN.

And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months.

"We are actually trespassing, and so this is a way of civil disobedience to try to stay in the house," said Beverly. "Legally it's wrong, but
homesteading is the only means that she has left to stay in her house. And we feel as though this is the right thing to do at this particular time to save this family.

"Inside, there's spray paint on the walls and evidence that someone has possibly been remodeling.

The group says it was staging similar demonstrations in six other cities nationwide while urging a moratorium on foreclosures. They want that until President Obama's stimulus plan begins on March 4. The plan is designed to help threatened homeowners.

"As you all can see, Donna is reclaiming her home, and she's putting a lock on her door at this time," said Beverly.


This is so wrong in so many ways.



News Busters has more.

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Obama Hypocrisy 2.0: Obama Delinquent On $1.7 Million Owed To City Of Chicago


Guess it just runs in the Democratic family! Have no fear, ACORN will just show up with its "civil disobediance" task force riot squad and protest at Chicago City Hall!




Chicago has yet to recoup the $1.74 million cost of President Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park -- despite a burgeoning $50.5 million budget shortfall that threatens more layoffs and union concessions.

"The Democratic National Committee has not yet paid us,'' Peter Scales, a spokesman for the city's Office of Budget and Management, said Thursday after questions from the Chicago Sun-Times. "We're reaching out to them this week."


Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Obama-controlled DNC, explained the reimbursement delay by saying, "We are still looking at various costs and bills.'' She would not say whether parts of the bill are disputed.


"Still looking"? Come on! It's been 3 months! It's not that complicated (see itemized bill below).


Take 10 minutes away from fleecing America and mortgaging our future and pay your damn bills!

The city spent $1 million on police protection for the rally. The Office of Emergency Management and Communications racked up more than $120,000 in expenses, including $19,500 paid to police official Neil Sullivan to quarterback election night logistics.

In late October, Mayor Daley assured that the cash-flush Obama campaign would reimburse the city for every penny spent on the rally. "We have a financial crisis," he said at the time. "The City of Chicago could not afford $2 million on this because we're gonna be laying off people, cutting back. That [cost] would really be unfortunate. . . . It's a huge cost to the City of Chicago.

"This is not a presidential visit. . . . This is a political event, and they've agreed to pay for all those services -- all the expenses of that. ... It's costly, but they raised quite a bit of money. There's no [shortage] of money in that campaign."


Nope, no shortage of money indeed, but why would Obama use any of his money to do anything to bolster the economy when he can just tax the crap out of kids and grandkids!

The day after the Nov. 4 election, Daley was asked again whether the Obama campaign would pay up.

"Yeah. I don't know why you're so negative. ... What is this? He just won for president, and you say, 'He's not gonna pay his bills,' " the mayor said then.

Well, excuse me, Mayor Daley, put it turns out that, uh... "he's not gonna pay the bills"! So maybe the media wasn't being "negative", just realistic!


THE BILL

The bill for Barack Obama's election night rally at Grant Park
Police $1 million
Emergency Management and Communications Office $121,578
Fire Department $85,965
Streets and Sanitation $71,694
Transportation $49,659
Cultural Affairs $2,567
Environment $2,309
CTA $201,500
Chicago Park District $202,440
(Park District breakdown): Giant video boards $68,900
Electrical $37,185
Sound $37,500
Stagehands $29,850
Portable toilets $12,500
Security $7,505
Stage rental $6,000
Bike racks, barricades $2,000
Heavy equipment $1,000
Total bill $1,737,712


Looks like the cost of a music festival! Obamapalooza anyone?


Read more abou the "Delinquent, Deadbeat President" at Evil Conservative.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) To Force Vote on Bill Banning Censorship "Fairness" Doctrine

Thank you Sen. Jim DeMint for defending my First Amendment Rights!

From Business and Media:

Although a spokesman for President Barack Obama said the administration wouldn’t pursue the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, S.C., wants Senate Democrats to go on the record one way or another on the issue.

DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, said on Feb. 19 he will offer the Broadcaster Freedom Act as an amendment to the D.C. Voting Rights bill next week. The Broadcaster Freedom Act was introduced by Republican lawmakers last month and prevents the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.

“I’m glad President Obama finally confirmed his opposition to the Fairness Doctrine, which attacks the right of free speech on talk radio, but many Democrats in Congress are still pushing it,” DeMint said. “With the support of the new administration, now is the time for Congress to take a stand against this kind of censorship. I intend to seek a vote on this amendment next week so every senator is on record: Do you support free speech or do you want to silence voices you disagree with?"





VIDEO: Fox News' Megyn Kelly Gives Bill Press An Economics Lesson; Schools Press on "Fairness Doctrine"

Henry Waxman Wants Censorship ("Fariness") Doctrine Applied To Internet; Bloggers Beware

Another Fascist Liberal Congressman Wants Censorship (Fairness) Doctrine Reinstated

Bill Clinton Joins The Censorship (Fairness) Doctrine Support Group; Wants "More Balance" on Radio

Sen. Tom Harkin: ‘there you go, we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again.’

Fairness (Censorship) Doctrine Continues To Take Shape; Senators Have Had "Discussions" of the "Fairness Standard"

Press Secretary Gibbs Attacks Fox News For *Gasp* Asking A Question; More Censorship Of "Free Press"

Obama and Censorship; Fairness Doctrine Taking Shape, President Wants to Silence Talk Radio In Order To Enact Radical Socialism

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The Obama Recession Begins: Bank Stocks Hit 17-Year Low; Stocks Fall To Lowest In 6 Years; Inflation Starts To Rise

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
--Thomas Jefferson

The Financial Times reports US banking shares hit their lowest level since 1992 on Thursday as fears mounted that the government would be forced to nationalise a key institution.

“Every time someone mentions the word [nationalisation] then investors shiver – and with good reason,” said Marc Pado, chief market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald. “There’s a lot of angst over what [US Treasury Secretary] Geithner’s going to propose.”


The Dow ends at lowest close in more than 6 years and inflation is beginning to rise.

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NY Post Issues Apology For Chimp Cartoon; Sort Of

The Post apologizes ... sort of.

Wednesday's Page Six cartoon - caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut - has created considerable controversy.

It shows two police officers standing over the chimp's body: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill," one officer says.

It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.

Period.

But it has been taken as something else - as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.

This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past - and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.

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Tax Cheat Al Sharpton Anyone?

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Obama Hypocrisy 2.0: President's Housing Plan Draws Comparisons To McCain Plan That Obama Called "Risky" and "Erratic"

Barack Obama's housing bailout plan is being compared to the proposal championed last year by John McCain.

Democrats said McCain's $300 billion plan would have had the government basically eat the cost of reduced property values.

"Taxpayers shouldn't be asked to pick up the tab for the very folks who helped create this crisis," Obama said on the campaign trail. "And that's the problem with Senator McCain's risky idea."

At the time, Obama said McCain's plan showed "erratic leadership."






Excuse me? What what the hell is your plan, Mr. Obama!?!?!

How exactly, under your plan, are taxpayers not being "asked to pick up the tab for the very folks who helped create this crisis."

You are turning into such a hypocrite it makes me sick to my stomach.

Pass me the antacids...oh, right, I'll have to wait for 8 hours for that when Obama institutes Socialized Medicine.

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Why Is The MSM Silent On The Muslim-Relations TV Owner Who Beheaded His Wife?

Muzzammil Hassan recently admitted to police that he beheaded his wife after she filed for divorce.

Muzzammil and Aasiya Hassan founded Bridges TV in November 2004 to counter anti-Islam stereotypes, touting the network as the "first-ever full-time home for American Muslims," according to a 2004 press release.

Certainly, an American man beheading his wife, of any faith would be news worthy, one would think, right? At the very least, the irony that a man who fought "Islam stereotypes" would use the controversial Islam-accepted "honor killing" to murder his wife.

Well, no, apparently not, at least to the MSM. Laura Ingraham pointed out on tonight's "The O'Reilly Factor" that outside of Fox News and a small mention at cnn.com, the story is not being reported.

Not one mention on CBS, NBC or ABC.

From News Busters:

Although the Associated Press reported this bizarre story early Friday evening, as did MSNBC.com, it received little attention outside of the state of New York.

Care to guess why?

Given the hatred of all other religions that is so prominent in the media today, just imagine if the owner of a television network extolling Judeo-Christian principles beheaded his wife.

Think you would have heard about that?

Yeah, I do, too.

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More on Islam's acceptance of "honor killings" and Islamist Extremists misogynistic behavior. (Hat Tip: ARRA News Service)

From The Traditional Values Coalition:

Wife Beating And Honor Killings Approved By Islamic Clerics

Muzzammil Hassan has apparently committed what is standard practice in many Muslim families: The so-called “honor killing.” Under radical Shariah Law, this is permitted to restore the supposed honor of the male head of the family. In America, law enforcement agencies are dealing with increasing numbers of these so-called honor killings by Muslim men. The victims are usually wives or daughters who have adopted western ways of thinking or behavior.

Many politically-correct commentators are claiming that Hassan’s actions have no relationship to his religious beliefs. This is false. It has everything to do with Islam’s teachings about the subjection of women under male domination.

The use of violence against wives – including honor killings -- are approved practices in Islamic tradition. Punishment ranges from “light discipline” to honor killings. The use of violence against women is rooted in the Qur’an (Koran).

According to Islam founder Mohammed, it was permissible to beat wives if they are “emboldened towards their husbands.” The Koran says in 4:34 that it is permissible to beat wives. Muslim clerics also approve of the practice. Spanish cleric Mohammed Kamal Mustafa authored a book, Women In Islam, that describes how men are to use physical punishment against their wives.

Honor killings are also approved in Islamic cultures even in those nations that don’t fully operate under Shariah Law. Phyllis Chesler, writing in the Middle East Quarterly, (Spring, 2009) writes about how common honor killing is in Muslim nations and is becoming increasingly common in Western nations where there are large populations of unassimilated Muslims. The numbers of honor killings are on the rise. In 2007, in only one province of Pakistan there were 1,261 honor killings! Jordanian Muslim clerics have declared that honor killings are an imperative!

Wife beating and so-called honor killings are part of Islamic belief!

Muzzammil Hassan has proven what many Americans believe about radical Islam: It is incompatible with American freedom and those practicing the Wahhabi brand of Islam have no respect for human life or for women’s rights.

Hassan’s brand of Islam has no place on American soil. His brutal murder of his wife should be vigorously prosecuted to send a message to other Muslims that if they wish to live in freedom, they must respect our Judeo-Christian legal system and our Constitution.



Disgusting, right? So where are the women's rights groups? Maybe they should focus their outrage on the MSM's failure to report this sick, twisted story instead of attacking Bill O'Reilly for an innocent joke.

But again, that would go against their true mission: advancing their socialist political agenda.

Related:

LGF also points out that was given an award in 2007 by the Hamas-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

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It's Official: New York Times Isn't Worth The Paper It's Printed On

From The Business Insider:

New York Times Stock Now Costs Less Than Sunday Paper

And getting cheaper all the time!

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street:

Check out this very ugly chart:

Click to enlarge.


Shares of NYT (NYT) dropped 29 cents today to close at $3.77. The Sunday paper goes for $4 at the newsstand.

Maybe they could save costs by printing the paper on their stock certificates.

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MUST SEE TV: TRADERS REVOLT: CNBC HOST CALLS FOR NEW 'TEA PARTY'; CHICAGO FLOOR MOCKS OBAMA PLAN

"If the American people ever allow private banks [like the Federal Reserve] to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wakeup homeless on the continent that their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."- Thomas Jefferson

CNBC's Rich Santelli goes off on Obama Administration! Now this is great entertainment!



Via Drudge: 'The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages... This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage? President Obama are you listening? How about we all stop paying our mortgage! It's a moral hazard'

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Iran Now Has Enough Uranium For A Nuclear Bomb

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the holocaust, and the Irani government supplies weapons to terror groups in Iraq and Palestine and is suspected of developing a nuclear weapon to help Hamas wipe Israel (and US Interests) off the face of the earth.

The Financial Times:


Iran has now built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

They said Iran had now accumulated more than one tonne of low enriched uranium hexafluoride at a facility in Natanz. If such a quantity were further enriched it could produce more than 20kg of fissile material – enough for a bomb.

“It appears that Iran has walked right up to the threshold of having enough low enriched uranium to provide enough raw material for a single bomb,” said Peter Zimmerman, a former chief scientist of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

The new figures come in a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, released on Thursday.

This revealed that Iran’s production of low enriched uranium had previously been underestimated.

When the agency carried out an annual stocktaking of Natanz in mid November Iran had produced 839 kg of low enriched uranium hexafluoride – more than 200kg more than previously thought.

Tehran then produced an additional 171 kg by the end of January.


“It’s sure as hell certain that if they didn’t have it [enough] when the IAEA took these measurements, they will have it in a matter of weeks,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Iran’s success in reaching such a “breakout capacity” – a stage which would allow it to produce enough fissile material for a bomb in a matter of months – crosses a “red line” that for years Israel has said it would not accept.


See Related:

Obama To Lift Sanctions Against Iran

Iranian TV Requests Obama Interview; State-Run News Agency Says Request Is Response To Obama's Call For Opportunities To Engage

Iran Celebrates Anniversary of Islamic Revolution: Stick-Wielding Mob Attacks Former President, Obama Burned In Effigy, A-Jad Wants "Mutual Respect"

Iran Launches Omid Satellite: Welcome To The Future, A Nuclear Iran. "Omid" Is Farsi for "Hope". This Is "Hope" and "Change" You Can Believe In.

Obama Team Has Been In Secret Talks With Iran and Syria Since Before The Election

Dear President Obama, Maybe That Whole "Meeting With Iran Without Precondition" Thing Was A Mistake? It's Time to Change Your Policy

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Arizona High School Kids Question Obama Policy During His Housing Speech

The Kids Are Alright!

Maybe Obama and Pelosi should listen to kids for a change instead of using them as propaganda to promote Radical Socialism.

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE via Drudge:

A Dobson High School Advanced Placement government class with strong opinions about Barack Obama watched the president's speech Wednesday on a small, grainy TV in the corner of their classroom.

Some of the students attentively watched the speech, giving questioning looks and comments, shaking their heads and laughing at some of Obama's words.

Other students listened, occasion ally glancing up to watch, while texting on their cell phones, reading a book or finishing school work.

The gymnasium's events were shown simultaneously in rooms throughout the Mesa school, and teachers were given discretion on whether to show the speech, the students said. The students in the class were hopeful things will work out but questioned whether Obama's plan would actually work to dig the country out of its economic woes. They also expected a longer speech.

Senior Syna Daudfar took some notes during the speech and was among the most vocally opposed to Obama's words.

At one point, when he talked about the costs of his stimulus plan, senior Maaike Albach and Daudfar looked at each other and said, "uh-oh."

"Overall I think it's a good idea, but he's not addressing the issues of the economic crisis," said Daudfar, a John McCain supporter who added he leans more toward being a moderate conservative.

"The spending bill he just passed is just progressing the Democratic agenda rather than addressing the economic issues in the country."

Daudfar thinks Obama's plan is backward and deals with the "less important stuff" first. "Bailing out businesses" and "providing better regulatory systems for giving out money to businesses" should have been first, he said.

"If businesses can't afford to hire people, then people won't be able to work and pay off their mortgages," he said. "It's kind of like putting money into a funnel." Albach, who is also a Republican, said Obama's plan sounds good but questioned how Obama can want to rely on "people's responsibility" when that is "what got us in this economic crisis in the first place."

"This puts us more into debt," said Albach, 18. "It's a horrible situation we're in."

Senior Brandon Miller wore a shirt with the words, "Hitler gave great speeches, too" above a picture of Obama.

Miller said he had been an Obama supporter "because of his speeches," but after debating the issues in this class and looking more into Obama's policies, his vote was swayed toward McCain.

He showed a video on his camera he had just taken of the president's minutelong motorcade and talked about what a "great experience" it was to watch it. Miller had also spent a couple of hours in front of the school, hanging out and watching the protesters.

"Even though I don't support him, I think it's cool he's here," said Miller, 18. "I just don't believe all the things he's telling us. His goal is just too big and broad."

Miller wanted to hear more about the costs and guidelines the stimulus bill entails.

Senior Katelyn Meyer, who also leans more toward being a Republican, said Obama's plan sounds good, "but it's easier said than done."

"I like the refinancing part, and I like the part about mortgages, but I'm afraid we're going to put the money in but won't see any effect," said Meyer, 18, who still thought it was "cool" to say the president was at her school, even though she didn't get to see him live.

The students also questioned why Obama chose their school for his speech since he wasn't talking about education and wondered how much money the district spent on beautifying the campus while district positions and services are being cut.

District officials noted this week that the landscaping project completed over the weekend at Dobson was already in the works and was just expedited by the president's visit. Funding came from voter-approved bonds.

New sod was laid in front of the school Tuesday, and Daudfar said, "The joke at the school is they're going to take it away when he (Obama) leaves."

AP government teacher Jeff Sherrer said his students "feel very strongly about the issues, maybe more than the general population." He thought at least one of his students was outside protesting, and he had planned to take his students outside as a class project to show them what was going on but didn't get the chance.

"These kinds of kids really get into it," Sherrer said. "During the election we had lots of debates on the issues."

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President Bush...er, ahem, rather... President Obama Confuses "Iowa" With "Ottawa".

This is the same Not President Bush who banged his head on Marine One and mistakenly tried to enter the oval office through a window.

The Washington Times reports:

OTTAWA, Canada - President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper just started their joint news conference, the first such dual podium event for the new president.

The newness is showing - the president began his remarks with, "It's a great pleasure to be here in Iowa - Ottawa."

Obama says "it's great to be" pretty much anywhere he goes. Iowa was a key battleground state, but also the Jan. 4, 2008 caucus was his first win during the Democratic primary election. It swung his way in November, and a Downtown Des Moines rally on Halloween was one of his last campaign stops before winning the presidency.

Flubbing the name of a location has happened to many politicians, and has happened to the president before.

Republicans had great fun mocking Obama the candidate last year when he goofed Sioux Falls and Sioux City; and Sunshine and Sunrise.

That's odd, no mention of how much fun Liberals had mocking Bush for 8 years.

(Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool)

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