Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Most Important Post in the Last Three Years

For me, this is the most important post I have read during the societal crisis we find ourselves trapped in over the last three years!  It gives me a feeling more of anger than fear.  It gives me more a feeling of resignation than of futility.  It gives me more of a feeling of PRIDE than DEPENDENCY.

We find ourselves in this position because not me, not any of us took responsibility to stand tall, when we had the opportunity to make a difference.  To avoid where we find ourselves now, we would have to had begun working tirelessly, since before the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidency.  We didn't step up to that task at that critical time.

I had felt that there was something that President Obama was not understanding.  I don't believe that I was correct in that feeling.  Now I feel that he is fully aware of everything he is trying to accomplish, including his own exaltation.  He is a man, who like many who have been brought up in broken families, somehow has lost out on the native attribute of empathy for his fellow human beings.  He is a man who because of his family situation and his free choice of friends and mentors, has become antisocial, and I mean antisocial in the classical psychiatric definition of inability to feel fault or blame for his detrimental effect on others.

When I say that I believe this to be the most important post for me or anyone else, I don't mean that this will be the most comforting post for me or for you, but it might be THE MOST IMPORTANT if things can't be stabilized in our country by November 2012.  This post requires difficult choices that may be necessary for us to implement, which would mean major changes in our lives, but we are having major changes in our lives FORCED upon us already - These changes may be unavoidable.  We didn't ask for it, but we MUST adjust to it.  I will have to think about this post for quite a while before I decide how to react.  But I believe it is EXTREMELY important to all my friends, and EVERYONE.

The changes they are suggesting, are to give us protection from undesired changes in lifestyle, changes in WHERE we live, changes in HOW we live, and possibly will mean changes in WHETHER OR NOT we will live!

These "Nullification patriots" are special people with a logical point of view that I think could have been helpful to all of us if things REALLY broke down.  I thought that Nullification might be a promising method to help us get our country back.  I have met some of them and attended their conferences in Austin over the past six or eight months.  This post of theirs, is VERY different from the advice, planning, or even the TONE, of anything I have heard from them before, either in their conferences, or in their e-mails, or in their posts.

This seems to be an expression from them for all of us to become better prepared for the worst that could happen.  And whether you trust them the way I do, or not, please read their post and decide for yourself if you think there is anything important here for you and your families.

I believe that it is HONEST, FROM THE HEART, and VERY IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US!  Please read it.


Getting off the Globalist Chessboard. An Introduction

By Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers
and Brandon Smith of the Alternative Market Project

NOTE: Stewart Rhodes will be a featured speaker at Nullify Now! Jacksonville. Get tickets here – http://www.nullifynow.com/jacksonville – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS

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To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario.  Like the final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed, manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand global chessboard” left to us;  centralized control of all social and economic power into the hands of an unworthy, progressive elite.  If we continue playing the game by their rules, we will lose.  There is no doubt.  There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints of Federal politics.  Working within the system has earned us no quarter, and frankly, no results.  Our only recourse (and, frankly, the best recourse all along) is to STOP relying on the rules of their game, and to walk away from the chess board completely.

Globalization is essentially just another word for centralization, and the key to centralizing any system is to remove all options until the masses are completely and utterly dependent upon a single dominant paradigm.  Globalists have deceived many Americans into believing that centralization is a “natural” process – that their game is indeed the only one in town.  The widespread acceptance of the fiat monetary system is a perfect example of the average person’s unfortunate lack of economic flexibility. Only recently, in the face of dollar devaluation and complete financial collapse have many finally begun to question the legitimacy of a single brittle and corrupt economic structure.  American politics are no different.

The elites have conned us into thinking that the only possible “solution” to where we are is federal elections, which only vote in new puppets for the puppet masters to manipulate in an illusory shell game.  We have been tricked into thinking we are free because we come together from time to time to select our rulers.

But of course, this country was not founded as a democracy, but as a Constitutional Republic, and in such a Republic as ours, liberty is not just about “kicking the bums out” every few years only to vote a new set of bums into Congress, as the globalists would have us think.  Federal elections are just one small part of it.  The Founders intended us to be active, sovereign citizens, in strong communities and strong, sovereign states, and that is about far, far more than merely voting.

But because the globalists – with the aid of complicit domestic counterparts – have been able to capture our education system, our media, our political system, and our legal system, they have succeeded in dumbing us down and duping us into thinking that all other mechanisms for constraining power have been removed from the table.  In fact, we have been convinced that all of the other fundamental institutions of our republic – aside from voting – are illegitimate, or even criminal.

The Founders gave us a dual sovereignty republic.  That means states are as much sovereign within their sphere as the national government is within its sphere, with a national government of limited, enumerated, and divided powers.  As our Tenth Amendment makes clear, “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

In Federalist 45, James Madison (widely considered the ‘father of the Constitution”) promised the American people that:

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce;  with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.  The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.

Clearly the design of the Founders’ has been turned on its head.  With the aid of complicit judges – which Thomas Jefferson called a “corps of sappers and miners” – who willfully misinterpret the Commerce Clause to grant Congress the power to regulate literally anything, we now have a ruling class who will admit of no restraints on national power with a national government of nearly unlimited de facto powers, grown like a metastasizing cancer far beyond the bounds of anything foreseen by even the most skeptical of Anti-Federalists from the Founding era.  All actual, physical and structural powers of any real meaning – legislative, military, legal, law enforcement, and economic – are consolidated in the hands of the federal government.  On top of this, they have grafted a hydra-like overlay of international law and international unelected agencies and untouchable international “officials” that are also being imposed up us by means of treaties, executive partnerships (such as the supposedly now defunct Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, now being revitalized by the Obama Administration) and other constitutionally dubious mechanisms.

While we are distracted with elections, they are planning the destruction of the dollar, the collapse of our economy, the final destruction of our sovereignty, and the total absorption of our entire system into the vapid body of an unaccountable global government.

This is why we must stop playing by their “rules,” must get off of their artificial chess board, and instead play by the rules of our Constitution.  This means taking power into our own hands as individuals, communities, counties, and states.

To do this, Neithercorp Press, the Alternative Market Project, and Oath Keepers are working together to focus on concrete solutions that can be applied by the average American in their day-to-day lives, in both the private and public spheres.  In the limited time we have left, we urge Americans to focus on the following four key strategies (arranged in order of priority of needs):

1.  Food and fuel independence and security – and other essential infrastructure (general preparedness) – as individuals, within local veterans organization chapters, neighborhood mutual aid societies, churches, co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels).  In the aftermath of an economic collapse, food is the hardest necessity to improvise, and food scarcity is a serious achiles heel, exploited by oppressive regimes throughout history.  To get started on food storage and independence, follow the advice on providentliving.org (you don’t need to be LDS to learn from their experience in food storage and preparedness, or to use their canneries).  Likewise, we will need fuel, emergency medical, and resilient communication that can function in a grid-down crisis, devoid of internet communication (or with the internet shut down intentionally by means of a kill-switch).

2.  Physical security and Independence - again as individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include forming neighborhood watches, mutual aid associations, a volunteer sheriff’s posse (staffed by volunteers under direct command of the sheriff), and county militias established by county ordinances but staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (as is done in volunteer fire departments all over this nation), and ultimately, a true state militia capable of “repelling invasions” (using the research and model bills of Dr. Edwin Vieira).  Americans have plenty of guns, but not enough organization.  See operationsleepinggiant.org for details.

3.  Economic security and independence - as individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver and gold as real money, the development of valuable trade skills, and sound money bills at the county and state levels (as Utah just passed into law).  The localization of community commerce is the only sure way to counter globalization.  The more independent and insulated cities and states are from the corrupt and dysfunctional mainstream economy, the more safe and secure they will find themselves when that economy implodes.  We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place to preempt such an event.  See alt-market.com for details.

4.  State sovereignty and nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and actions.  Veterans must support only sheriffs, state legislators and governors who have the guts and integrity to keep their oaths.  To vote for an oath breaker, is to become an oath breaker.  We must defend the powers reserved to the states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and nullification of unconstitutional laws.  See tenthamendmentcenter.com. And eventually we must kick the bums out, as GOOOH recommends. See goooh.com.

We will soon be publishing an upcoming series of articles that will provide in-depth details on each of the above four key pillars of action.  While we should not turn our backs on the tactics of educating the public, supporting constitutional legislation, voting for honest and principled representatives, or nullifying unconstitutional laws (we should certainly make full use of the soap box, the ballot box, and the jury box) it is now time to dedicate ourselves to much more.  The very future of our country, our liberties, and the prosperity of the next generation depends upon this.

For the Republic,

Stewart Rhodes
Brandon Smith

You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com

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This ties in VERY closely with my post THE PARADOX of COMPROMISE

Obama's Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Support



Obama’s Communist Connection!

Read the below post containing the writings of Jarvis Tyner, the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).  The reason he supports every word out of Obama’s mouth is because OBAMA’S AGENDA FULLY SUPPORTS THE GOALS OF THE CPUSA!  Obama often uses the Communist tactic of “altering history” to advance their agendas.
 Do we really want to re-elect the man who has the public support of EVERY EXISTING enemy of the United States:  Socialist Party USA, Communist Party USA, Hamas, federal Labor Unions, Al Jazera, Hugo Chavez, illegal aliens, North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), various foreign governments (Venezuela, Mexico, North Korea, etc.), abortion groups, Muslims, and on, and on, and on?

When President Obama met with Hugo Chavez the dictator of Venezuela, Hugo presented him with a book, an anti-American rant titled "The Open Veins of Latin America," published in 1971 by Uruguayan Eduardo Galeano.  Obama seems pleased to accept the book from the dictator in the picture below?

Obama’s mentor and friend William Ayers, the terrorist founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s is also a Communist.  Ayers wrote a Weather Underground “training manual” titled PRAIRIE FIRE, written and published in 1974.  The following quotes are taken from Prairie Fire:  “We are a guerrilla organization.  We are communist women and men, underground in the United States for more than four years.  We need a revolutionary communist party in order to lead the struggle, give coherence and direction to the fight, seize power and build the new society.”



During candidate Obama’s campaign in 2008, concerning Barack Obama's past associations with William Ayers, many media reports and articles blandly described Ayers as a "Vietnam-era radical" and the Weather Underground as a group that set bombs "to protest against the Vietnam War."  Both of these characterizations are demonstrably inaccurate.


Obama and his supporters at first claimed he barely knew who Ayers was, but when public awareness of the connections between Obama and Ayers became too numerous and too strong to deny, they resorted to “downplaying” the relationship.  This is the Obama/Communist tactic of “altering history” to advance their agenda mentioned above!  Ayers was a violent, communist domestic terrorist revolutionary in his younger years, and is NOW a communist, academic, still bent on overthrowing the US Government, seizing power in the United States, and promoting his “world view” worldwide!  Speaking before Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Ayers said, "Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large.  La educacion es revolucion!" 
 





So Obama hardly knows William Ayers?  They may have known each other since  AS FAR BACK AS 1981.  Ayers mentions Obama by name, as a “close neighbor” in a BOOK AYERS WROTE IN 1997.  They served together for four years on a SCOOL REFORM PROJECT called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).  Obama’s political state senatorial “coming out party” was held in the living room at the home of William Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn in 1995.





SO OBAMA HARDLY KNOWS BILL AYERS???  Watch this GREAT CNN VIDEO exposing Obama's LIES!
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WHATS WRONG?  WHATS WRONG?  Whats wrong Ms. Dunn, senior Obama adviser, is that you try to change the topic of our patriotic concern when you claim we have some concern about Obama participating in communist, domestic terrorist bombers, Ayers/Doern bombings when Obama was only 7 years old!  You are switching to give us an answer to a question that NO ONE has asked!  We know (or at least feel pretty sure), that the 7 year old Obama didn't help prepare any of the Weather Underground bombs!  Although we are VERY concerned with the questions you attempted to misdirect us away from - LIKE WHY THE ADULT OBAMA PUBLICALLY LIED ABOUT HIS EXTREMELY CLOSE PERSONAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, FINANCIAL, AND POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH DOMESTIC TERRORIST BOMBERS AYERS/DOERN,  and like why YOU, Ms. Dunn, senior Obama adviser, LIED about state congresswoman Alice Palmer setting up the political coming-out event for Obama at the Ayers' home, when SHE says she didn't, and like why the "charitable" Chicago Annenberg Challenge Foundation created by Ayers, and chaired by Obama BEFORE he and his wife Michelle had "voluntarily" surrendered both their attorney's licenses to the Chicago Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, paid millions to "Ayers' supported experiments, "satellite", "external partners", radical community organizer type organizations,  instead of, TO SCHOOLS, and Ayers/Obama worked on funding several other organizations "charitable" organizations like Obama's and Rev. Wright's church, the Trinity United Church of "God damn America" infamy, and also funded a  Children's and Family Justice Center where Ayers' wife Bernadine Doern worked.  Obama's and Ayers' "funding jobs" were recognized and honored by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley before he lost his 16 year job as mayor for "FUNDING CORRUPTION" as reported in the ultra-liberal New York Times!  By that time, then President Obama paid back the favor by publically honoring the "wonderful" job Richard Daley had done as mayor!  The struggle to fill the Chicago Mayor's vacated position was won by Obama ex-Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, whom Obama had immediately replaced with William Daley, who is yes, ex-Mayor Richard Daley's brother.  Jesse Jackson also wanted the Chicago Mayor position, but I guess was not close enough to Obama to get Obama's recommendation?  Looks like a lot of paybacks for things known...and unknown?  I bet that's a lot more in the video above than you thought, huh?  Seems to be a lot of dishonesty floating around the Obama administration?

EVERY word from the mouth of comrade Tyner, is exactly as it comes from the mouth of Obama and his administration, with the singular exception that Tyner admits that his fellow communists also correctly criticize Obama’s failure with JOB CREATION (last several paragraphs of this post).  He says that is OK, because the Dangers from the GOP is much greater than the job problem!


In candidate Obama’s campaign year (2008), Tyner campaigned for Obama, traveling for him across the whole country and back again.



But Jarvis Tyner reveals something even MORE important in his praise for Obama.  He reveals that HIS LOVE OF OBAMA IS ONLY EXCEEDED BY HIS HATRED OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY – TRANSLATE “HATRED” AS “FEAR” exactly the same way the Democrats attack the MOST shamefully, the Republicans that they FEAR most!
 

HE REVEALS THAT COMMUNISTS LOVE OBAMA, BUT HATE REPUBLICANS MORE!

Communist Leader: The Republicans Must be Defeated!
Posted by TREVOR LOUDONTrevor,  August 26, 2011 – on NEW ZEAL


In 2008, COMMUNIST PARTY USA (CPUSA) executive vice chair JARVIS TYNER criss-crossed the United States drumming up support for his PARTY’S “FRIEND” BARACKOBAMA.


In 2011, three years after Obama’s election, Comrade Tyner still loves Obama, but perhaps even more than he loves Obama, he hates the Republicans.  Boy does he hate the Republicans!  Tyner makes it clear how he regards the GOP when he writes of CPUSA picking their next “fuehrer”, speaking of Obama.



Jarvis Tyner writes in the latest communist party’s PEOPLE'S WORLD:
“After watching the recent Republican presidential debate in Iowa, I am sure millions have been convinced more than ever that the Republicans must be defeated in 2012.
This motley crew of right-wing fanatics is not in favor of giving any concessions to the working class, the poor or the victims of systemic racism.  They have no regard for historic levels of poverty, unemployment, home foreclosures, hunger and homelessness that people of color suffer.  They don’t care about the youth and children who attend run-down, understaffed and underfunded public schools every day.
The fact that tens of millions of youth who should be going to college or starting their first real job but instead face the prospect of years, decades, perhaps even a lifetime of joblessness, underemployment, federal indebtedness,  and incarceration is a non-issue to them.



They didn’t get the memo on global warming and the health care crisis.  The Iowa debate convened the real “death panel,” because if the GOP policies prevail a whole lot of people won’t survive.


In their debate, the war hawks pushed for more war, more squandering of blood and treasure while claiming to support the troops.



With the addition of Rick Perry, the political debate among the Republican contenders has moved even further to the right.  The process of picking the next Republican “fuehrer” shows a party whose time has long past.  The GOP candidates oppose the concept of people before profits.  As Mitt Romney put it last week, “corporations are people.”  Their uncompromising priority is protecting the wealth and privileges of the super rich, which means they are uncompromisingly against the general welfare of the people, particularly multiracial working majority.

They say they’re opposed to big government, but that is a cover up.  By opposing raising taxes on the super rich and cutting the military budget and subsidies to big oil, they oppose jobs for the unemployed, rebuilding the collapsing infrastructure, ending the foreclosure crisis.  Theirs is not a noble cause.


The very premise of their policies is a fallacy.  If the dominant policies of the current Republican contenders prevail, our nation will be driven into a far deeper crisis economically, socially and politically.
 
The truth is that the crisis will not be overcome without increasing the wellbeing and buying power of working people.  And that is what they are fighting tooth and nail.  The racial dynamic of their policies are something that should alarm all democratic minded people.
It is no accident that the tea party’s largest base is among southern whites, who according to a recent Notre Dame study, continue to be highly influenced by the ideology of racism.

They considered black people inferior before Obama, and they continue to be motivated to defeat Obama because he is African American.



The driving force for progressive activism in the coming 2012 election is not how serious one can criticize Obama’s concessions to the right but the grave historic danger from the right. The Republicans must be defeated.  Having  just watched the movie The Help, and as the son of a mother and father who grew up in the Jim Crow South this writer is reminded of what is at stake.  If the Republican-Libertarian-tea party Axis thinks we are going back to the days of Jim Crow, they are mistaken.


The extreme right has done enormous damage to the national spirit of unity and hope. And it is true that Obama didn’t fight hard enough and succumbed to the enormous pressure from the right on too many occasions. However, the democratic forces have to take our country back from the fanatic right-wing minority.




One has to be impressed by the new militant spirit of fight back that is gaining momentum across the country. Grassroots folks from people’s and labor organizations are confronting tea party elected officials at their town hall meetings.

Labor is gearing up for the big fight for jobs and decent contracts. The immigrant rights movement is on the move.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus and Black Caucus are holding hearings on the issue of jobs creation through public works to repair our neglected infrastructure.


Taxing the rich has become a majority demand.  Tens of thousands are lining up at job fairs organized to get corporations to step up and hire the nemployed, veterans and youth.
 Peace forces are pushing to bring the troops home and transfer the money to create jobs and stop the massive number of foreclosures.  This is a crusade to put the people first.

Before the announcement of Hurricane Irene on Sunday, tens of thousands were planning to come to Washington to welcome the now postponed opening of the monument to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  What are they demanding?  Jobs.  Jobs.  Jobs!!

DESPITE THEIR CORRECT CRITICISM OF THE PRESIDENT, they understand that the main danger comes from the right.

If the GOP regains all three branches of the government, the crisis of human suffering can and will become far more severe.  The majority of the American people understand that the reelection of Obama is not an option. It is part of what is necessary to win this epic battle.”

Could comrade Tyner make it any clearer?

President Obama chooses CPUSA NATIONAL COMMITTEE member Mark Froemke! 

MARK FROEMKE, an important leader in the U.S. labor movement and a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA, actively campaigned for Obama’s 2008 campaign and has been chosen as the poster boy for Barack Obama's 2012 campaign.  Congratulations to Mark Froemke!

Nifty hat, by the way.

Sam Webb, National Chair, CPUSA
Posted by CPUSA National Board at KeyWIKI


The 2012 election is not about Democrats versus Republicans.  It is about almost certain socialist/Marxist/Communist tyranny versus the opportunity to restore liberty in America.

But make no mistake about it – IN NOVEMBER 2012, ANY VOTE CAST FOR A CANDIDATE OTHER THAN THE GOP CANDIDATE IS A VOTE CAST DIRECTLY FOR OBAMA.  THE DEMS HAVE SPLIT OUR VOTES WITH “RINGER” CANDIDATES BEFORE, AND ARE NOT ABOVE TRYING IT AGAIN.

IN THE GOP RUNUP, VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE OF YOUR CHOICE, BUT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, ANY VOTE FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN THE GOP CANDIDATE WILL BE A VOTE FOR OBAMA!  WE MUST BE SMARTER IN NOVEMBER 2012!

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Monday, August 29, 2011

Is It Raining Again?



All of America’s great Presidents have been commemorated on our currency, our coins, on stamps, monuments, plaques, etc.  This is the way Americans express gratitude for unselfish service to our country.



In some cases, past presidents have not stepped up to the responsibility that job requires, and even in those cases, although we suffered for the insult and lack of representation from the person in the office, we have still shown respect for the office they disgraced. 


George Washington, our nation's first President, Independent Party member, founding father, and patriot leader of the victory in the American Revolution!  After victory had been finalized over Great Britain in 1783, Washington resigned rather than seizing power, proving his opposition to dictatorship and his commitment to the emerging American political ideology of REPUBLICANISM.  Washington was a member of the Independent Party, and although never officially joining the Federalist Party, he supported it's programs.  Washington's "Farewell Address" was an influential primer on republican virtue and a stern warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars.  Washington's final 1799 will, specified that all his slaves be set free.


Thomas Jefferson, third President, Democratic-Republican Party, founding father, principle author of the Declaration of Independence (1776).  Jefferson envisioned America as a great "Empire of Liberty" that would promote the ideology of REPUBLICANISM.

Abe Lincoln, sixteenth President, Republican and responsible for pulling our nation through one of it's darkest times.  He championed the victory in the battle against slavery.

 Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist Party member, founding father, first Secretary of the Treasury and leader of the Constitutional Convention.  When an extra-marital affair with Maria Reynolds became public, Hamilton resigned from office in 1795 and returned to the practice of law in New York.

Andrew Jackson, our seventh President member and founder of the Democratic Party.  He is praised as a protector of popular democracy and individual liberty for American citizens, but criticized for his support for slavery and the Indian removal.  Jackson was nicknamed "Old Hickory" because of his toughness and aggressive personality that produced numerous duels, some fatal.

Ulysses Grant, our eighteenth President, Republican Party, Union army general, led the North through the Civil War.

Ben Franklin, not affiliated with any political party, genius inventor, political theorist and leading author of the Constitution.

  William McKinley, Jr. twenty fifth President, Republican Party, led the U.S. to a 90 day victory in the Spanish American War.

 Grover Cleveland was the ONLY President to serve two non-consecutive terms (in 1885 and 1893).  This Democrat president's battles for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American Conservatives.  As a reformer he worked indefatigably against political corruption, patronage, and bossism.

The Silver Eagle Proofs are my favorite collectible coins.  Even though no president is commemorated on the coin, the “Walking Liberty” depiction of Lady Liberty is what makes the coin so beautiful to me.  The offering was abruptly canceled for 2009, the first year of the Obama administration, to the dismay of many collectors.  The US Mint explained that it was legally required to produce the bullion version of the American Silver Eagle in quantities sufficient to meet public demand.  They were not under any legal requirement to produce the collectible proof or uncirculated versions of the coins.  Because demand for silver bullion coins apparently outweighed production, the US Mint sourced all incoming blank supplies towards the production of bullion coins.

Obama's policies have put more people on welfare than any president before him, so this placement is most appropriate.  President Obama’s failed policies have raised the number of Americans on food stamps to 47%!   Unlike the Nobel Peace Prize, for which he did nothing, this is an "honor" for which he himself proudly claims credit.   Obama and his Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack obviously see the massive food stamp increase to 47% as a PLUS for the economy AND for the Obama administration:  "Well, obviously, it's putting people to work.   Which is why we're going to have some interesting things in the course of the forum this morning.  Later this morning, we're going have a press conference with Secretary Mavis and Secretary Chu to announce something that's never happened in this country - something that we think is exciting in terms of job growth.  I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it's also an economic stimulus.  Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it.  All of those are jobs.  It's the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times."

This is the TRUE definition and just another example of the Democrat motto “I am going to piss on your leg, and WE are going to call it rain”!

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN PRESIDENT OBAMA

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Class Acts Thanks Presidents PAST and FUTURE







Class Always Shows - Its almost impossible to hide the fact when you don't have any.






I graduated from Dothan High School (don’t ask me what year)!





A doctor had his TV on in his office when the news of the military base shootings at Ft. Hood, TX came on.  The husband of one of his employees was stationed there.



He called her into his office and as he told her what had happened, she got a text message from her husband saying, "I am okay."  Her cell phone rang right after she read the message.  It was an ER nurse,” I’m the one who just sent you a text, not your husband.

I thought it would be comforting but I was mistaken in doing so.  I am sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been shot 4 times and he is in surgery."

The soldier's wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan, AL and drove all night to Ft. Hood.  When she arrived, she found out her husband was out of surgery and would be OK.   She rushed to his room and found that he already had two  visitors there to comfort him.

He was just waking up and found his wife and the visitors by his side. The nurse took this picture: 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE PRESIDENT BUSH



What?  No news crews and cameras?  This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.
 







I sent my cousin in Fayetteville , N.C. (Retired from Special Forces) that picture of Geo. W. visiting the wounded at Ft. Hood . I got this reply:



What is even better is the fact George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood.  He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped.  Bush only asks for directions to the hospital then drove on.  The gate guard called that "The President is on Fort Hood and driving to the hospital."



The base went bananas looking for Obama.  When they found it was Bush, they immediately offered escort.  Bush simply told them it was OK and to let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead. 


What?  No news crews and cameras?  This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.
He stayed at Fort Hood for over six hours, and was finally asked to leave by a message from the White House.


Obama flew in days later and held a "photo opportunity" session in a gym, and did not even go to the hospital. 

All this I picked up from two soldiers here who happened to be at Fort Hood when it happened. 




This Bush/Obama/Ft.Hood story is something that should be sent to every voter in the US .  Those who wanted "change",  you certainly got what you voted for.









Someone, anyone, PLEASE, show me anything that will indicate that Obama has ANY respect for the country he leads!  Don’t show me anything Obama has SAID, but show me SOME ACTION that wasn’t a photo op!





I'm looking in the face of our current president for some little hint of honor, or of respect, or of heart-felt honesty, or of patriotic pride, OR ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT CHANGE HE PROMISED THAT MOST OF US ARE FINDING “HARD TO BELIEVE IN”?






America has had millions of past and current military HEROS - we also are currently suffering under our military ZEROS



Obama - Progressive Trojan Horse


A BLACK MAN, THE PROGRESSIVE'S PERFECT TROJAN HORSE
By Lloyd Marcus March, 2010  


Lloyd Marcus Unhyphenated American   Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot


As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat's unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People.  Despite our screaming "no" from the rooftops, they forced ObamaCare down our throats.  Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. "Don't urinate on me and tell me it's raining."  Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care.  The democrats are lying.  Signing ObamaCare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America .

I keep asking myself, how did our government move so far from the normal procedures of getting things done?  Could a white president have so successfully pulled off shredding the Constitution to further his agenda?  I think not.   








Ironically, proving America is completely the opposite of the evil racist country they relentlessly accuse her of being, progressives used America’s goodness, guilt and sense of fair play against her.  In their quest to destroy America as we know it, progressives borrowed a brilliant scheme from Greek mythology.  They offered America a modern day Trojan Horse, a beautifully crafted golden shiny new black man as a presidential candidate.  Democrat Joe Biden lorded Obama as the first clean and articulate African American candidate.  Democrat Harry Reid said Obama only uses a black dialect when he wants.  


 
White America relished the opportunity to vote for a black man naively believing they would never suffer the pain of being called racist again.  Black Americans viewed casting their vote for Obama as the ultimate Affirmative Action for America’s sins of the past. 

Then there were the entitlement loser voters who said,   "I'm votin' for the black dude who promises to take from those rich SOBs and give to me."

Just as the deceived Trojans dragged the beautifully crafted Trojan Horse into Troy as a symbol of their victory, deceived Americans embraced the progressive's young, handsome, articulate and so called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusation of being a racist nation.  Also like the Trojan Horse, Obama was filled with the enemy hiding inside.   

Sunday, March 21, 2010, a secret door opened in Obama, the shiny golden black man.  A raging army of progressive-democrats charged out.  Without mercy, they began their vicious bloody slaughter of every value, freedom and institution we Americans hold dear;  launching the end of America as we know it. 





 Wielding swords of votes reeking with the putrid odor of back door deals, the democrats landed a severe death blow to America and individual rights by passing Obamacare.

The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism.  Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question.  "Why are you siding with these white racists against America’s first African American president?"  I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating,   "These patriots do not give a hoot about Obama's skin color.  They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama's race is not an issue."

Recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama's race not being an issue.  In reality, Obama's presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from the Tea Party movement.  Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator's virtually unchallenged presidential campaign to his unprecedented bullying of America into ObamaCare.  Obama's race trumped all normal media scrutiny of him as a presidential candidate and most recently even the Constitution of the United States.  ObamaCare forces all Americans to purchase health care which is clearly unconstitutional.

No white president could get away with boldly and arrogantly thwarting the will of the American people and ignoring laws.  President Clinton tried universal health care.  Bush tried social security reform.  The American people said "no" to both president's proposals and it was the end of it.  So how can Obama get away with giving the American people the finger?  The answer.  He is black. 

The mainstream liberal media continues to portray all who oppose Obama in any way as racist.  Despite a list of failed policies, overreaches into the private sector, violations of the Constitution and planned destructive legislation too numerous to mention in this article, many Americans are still fearful of criticizing our first black president.  Incredible.





My fellow Americans, you must not continue to allow yourselves to be "played" and intimidated by Obama's race or the historical context of his presidency.  If we are to save America, the greatest nation on the planet, Obama's progressive agenda must be stopped.




Friday, August 26, 2011

Michelle's Armani suits, or Lawsuits?




This post is not about what she wore on vacation, this is about a federal lawsuit concerning her extravagant African safari,    Judicial Watch requested several in June, 2011, information concerning cost to taxpayers of several vacations Michelle had taken.  The government let the official request EXPIRE on August 3, so Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit over the federal government’s refusal to disclose how much taxpayers spent to send Michelle Obama on a "family outing" that included a safari in Africa, and several other trips.


U.S. sued over Michelle's secretive “family outing”
“How much did the American people spend to send the first lady” on safari?



Posted: August 25, 2011 By Bob Unruh © 2011 WND
 
JUDICIAL WATCH has filed a lawsuit over the federal government's refusal to disclose how much taxpayers spent to send Michelle Obama on a "family outing" that included a safari in Africa.

The organization, which investigates and fights government corruption, earlier DOCUMENTED WHAT APPEARS TO MANY TO BETHE EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING by then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  Records showed Pelosi cost taxpayers $101,000 for in-flight food and alcohol over a period in 2008 and 2009.  At one point she instructed the Air Force to provide chocolate-covered strawberries for a snack, since it was her birthday.  "Dark chocolate preferred" was the order.




Now Judicial Watch wants to know what taxpayers are spending for Michelle Obama's vacations.
"How much did the American people spend to send the First Lady on a family outing in Africa?  That's what we want to know," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  "On the surface, the trip seems to have been totally unnecessary and was as much an excuse for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a mission intended to advance the nation's business in Africa."
The organization requested information in June regarding the expenses for the trip.  The request included records for the mission taskings for the June 21-27 trip to South Africa and Botswana, the transportation costs and all passenger manifests for the trip.

The government had until Aug. 3 to respond, but did not, so Judicial Watch now has followed up with a lawsuit.
"The professed purpose of Mrs. Obama's trip was to encourage young people living in South Africa and Botswana to get involved in national affairs," the Judicial Watch report said.  "The First Lady's remarks focused on education, health and wellness issues.
"However, accompanied by her daughters Malia and Sasha, her mother, Marian Robinson, and her niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson, the trip also included such tourist events as visits to historical landmarks and museums as well as a visit with Nelson Mandela," the Judicial Watch report said.
"The trip ended with a private family safari at a South African game reserve before the group returned to Washington on June 27," Judicial Watch said.  The organization noted that the WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER, a blog by White House reporter Keith Koffer, said the cost to taxpayers for a C-32 aircraft for the trip alone was $430,000.
This cost, JW reported, was based on an estimated charge of $12,723 an hour, which is what the Department of Defense charges other federal agencies to use that airplane. If a military cargo plane was included – which is typical for Michelle Obama's trips– the transportation alone could have cost another $200,000.
Additionally, there would be costs for Secret Service protection, the care and feeding of a numerous staff members, pre-trip staff work and others categories.
Judicial Watch reported earlier that a "date night" for the Obamas – for a New York dinner and Broadway show– cost taxpayers more than $11,000 in Secret Service expenses alone.

Judicial Watch said it is investigating such costs "in the face of a ballooning federal debt and a sinking economy."

Family Vacation in Spain on Taxpayer's Dime


The announcement about the court case came just a day after THE DAILY MAIL in the United Kingdom touted the 10 million in public money Michelle Obama has spent on her "vacations."


"Branding her “disgusting” and “a vacation junkie,” [reports] say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol," the London paper said.
The report said Michelle Obama is believed to have taken 42 days of vacation in the last year, including a respite in Spain that cost $375,000 and a $2,000-a-night ski trip to Vail, Colo.


 The family currently is on another vacation, at Blue Heron Farm on Martha's Vineyard, where the rental fees are estimated at $50,000 a week.
The paper reported the situation was aggravated because the Obamas took separate airplanes to the Massachusetts retreat – even though they traveled the same day.

Also, the report cited figures from a Hawaii Reporter investigation into the Obamas' trip to Hawaii last winter, where the costs were $63,000 to bring Michelle Obama to town ahead of the president, $38,000 for a beach property rental, $134,000 for staff members to stay in a nearby hotel and $251,000 in police overtime

THE WHITE HOUSE DOSSIER report explained South African U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau confirmed the African trip was partly personal.



"She's coming on this trip to talk about women's development and youth development, and South Africa is a leader in that, not only on the continent but globally," Trudeau said in the report.  "A visit to South Africa is important for them as a family.  She'll be visiting many struggle-era landmarks, including the Apartheid Museum (and) the Hector Pieterson Memorial."








PELOSI’S EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING HABITS first came to light through Judicial Watch efforts, revealing the $101,000 that taxpayers spent for in-flight food and alcohol for her during that time period.
It was last year Pelosi requested that STRAWBERRIES BEPROVIDED for a special treat on her Air Force transport because it was her birthday. Not just any strawberries: chocolate-covered strawberries. "Dark chocolate preferred."


Then there was a follow-up report from Judicial Watch that more taxpayer money – hundreds of thousands of dollars – were spent in the months before Pelosi handed the gavel over to Rep. John Boehner as Republicans took control of the House following the 2010 election.
Among the receipts: $130 from a Detroit store for popcorn, cheese puffs, Hershey's milk chocolate kisses, peanuts, Snickers minis, Nilla wafers, ginger snaps, mixed nuts, dry roasted peanuts, M&M peanuts, Kraft caramels and crackers.


That order apparently was connected to a congressional delegation trip to Detroit that cost some $24,000 in air travel expenses plus another $10,000 in miscellaneous expenses.

The records, which are linked on JUDICIAL WATCH’S WEBSITE, include flight manifests, expense summaries, copies of receipts and congressional correspondence for Pelosi's trips in 2010.
There's not a grand total for the expenditures because of the nature of the reporting:  Sometimes there were reimbursements listed for members of Pelosi's family traveling with her, and it was unclear whether those reimbursements were paid.

The individual files of 50 to 100 pages of details are posted online in three parts:

The details include information on a May 6-10, 2010, trip to Afghanistan and Germany "to discuss issues of mutual interest in Qatar and Afghanistan, as well as conduct oversight on women's issues (troops) in Afghanistan and to visit with US troops and meet with government officials in Germany."
Tab for the military travel?  $204,135.

And Pelosi "made a personal request that the 'maximum per diem allowance be made available at the enhanced rate of an additional $50.”  Also uncovered were "numerous" trips by Pelosi between San Francisco and Andrews Air Force Base.

"Several of these trips included members of Speaker Pelosi's family, including her husband, daughter, granddaughters and son-in-law."

The Detroit trip? Costs were $24,336 for commercial air travel and another $10,046 in "expenses."

The Pentagon also paid for military escorts for the trip, the report noted.  Earlier reports documented that PELOSI HAD SPENT $2,100,744.59 in military travel costs in a single two-year period.  That included the $101,429.14 taxpayers paid for "in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol."

"For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, D.C., through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq, May 15-20, 2008, included:  Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine," Judicial Watch reported.





Interesting post on THE POWERS THAT BE blog about the extravagant Pelosi junkets!