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Megyn Kelly Outraged Obama Lied about Americans being able to keep coverage, shows proof

Megyn Kelly Interviews Charles Krauthammer on Obamacare Outrage – Kelly File – 10/30/13

More Than a Website

Health Site Is Improving But Likely to Miss Saturday Deadline

By

Louise Radnofsky and Spencer E. Ante

Despite recent progress at HealthCare.gov, a raft of problems will remain beyond the Obama administration’s Saturday deadline to make the troubled federal insurance website work.

The news isn’t all bad: Users say the site looks better, pages load faster, and more people are getting through to sign up for health plans.

But technical problems still affect HealthCare.gov’s ability to verify users’ identities and transmit accurate enrollment data to insurers, officials say. The data center that supports the site faces continuing challenges, and tools for processing payments to insurers haven’t been built.

Technical staff in Washington have been racing up to the end-of-November deadline. In their last public pronouncement on the effort, three days before the deadline, officials said they had much to do to get the site into a condition where it functions smoothly for a majority of users.

The success of the White House’s signature domestic initiative is riding on the technicians’ ability to fix the site, as well as the rest of the federal technology supporting enrollment. Across the nation, that effort is being eyed hopefully by supporters of the law, since the site is the centerpiece of the effort to overhaul American health care and extend coverage to millions of people.

Those hopes were deflated by a series of blows for the administration right up until Nov. 30, and the site continued to experience outages, both planned and unplanned, in the week leading up to the deadline.

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Officials mixed optimism with caution. “November 30th does not represent a relaunch of HealthCare.gov,” said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which operates the site. “It is not a magical date. There will be times after November 30th when the site, like any website, does not perform optimally.”

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For the fix-it drive that began in late October, the administration tapped former White House adviser Jeff Zients and QSSI, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, to act as the new lead contractor, establishing a 24-hour “war room” operations center to coordinate contractors who previously weren’t working well together. Since then, officials have focused on fixing the kinds of wrinkles that were most obvious to users.

They have reported success in speeding up the response time of the system, lowering it from an average of eight seconds at launch to less than one second for most users. They say they have eliminated a host of glitches in the software so that pages now load incorrectly less than 1% of the time. And they say they have added “visual cues” to help users navigate the system more easily.

Technicians have been racing to add new computer server, storage and database capacity to the website, hoping to get the site ready to withstand 50,000 simultaneous users by Sunday, as was originally intended, said people familiar with the work. “I think we are close,” said one.

Some people involved with enrollment say they have seen a notable uptick in recent weeks. Maine Community Health Options, a nonprofit plan based in Lewiston, Maine, now is getting “hundreds of enrollments” a day, rather than the dozens it saw trickling in earlier this month, said Chief Executive Kevin Lewis.

But problems with the performance of the site’s databases, storage and servers and their interaction with each other continue to slow the site or make it unavailable for short periods, according to government officials and contractors working on the project.

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Karen Egozi, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, which has trained nearly 50 people to help others enroll, said the performance of the website has improved in recent weeks but suffers from unpredictable glitches. On Nov. 19, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius visited a medical center in Miami and watched a member of Ms. Egozi’s staff help a couple fill out an application. The website failed, in front of a local TV camera crew.

On the weekend of Nov. 23 and 24, Ms. Egozi said her navigators were able to sign up a few people. But on Nov. 25, she said the site was down for a little while. “Sometimes, similar to when the secretary was here, the site does not let us through to the next section,” she said. “It was not working today, but yesterday it worked well.”

One source of early problems: The government had bought web-hosting services from Terremark subsidiary that initially gave it a highly virtualized system of servers shared by other groups within the Medicare center, rather than a dedicated group of computer servers for HealthCare.gov. Plans are in place to replace the Verizon unit with H-P this spring.

HHS also didn’t initially contract for a backup website or monitoring tools like those used by sophisticated consumer sites, according to people familiar with the matter.

The website still has no separate backup copy, but it did replace the virtual database with dedicated hardware, and bought and installed monitoring software.

Meanwhile, the site has a backlog of users who encountered problems in its first weeks of operation. Some appear to be locked out from the early stages unless they can get their account deleted. Others are stuck at the next big stage, persuading the federal government of their identity and their income so their application for tax credits can be processed. 

Yannette Castellano waits to talk to a navigator about health-care options available under the Affordable Care Act, at the North Shore Medical Center, on Nov. 19 in Miami. AP

Guy Dicharry of Los Lunas, N.M., said he had been in limbo at the identity-verification stage since Oct. 5, despite giving the site personal information several times so it can confirm his income. He hasn’t heard back about a paper application submitted Nov. 1.

“This has been botched and is not getting fixed. If it’s not fixed, I’ll be ringing in 2014 as a newly uninsured person. I suspect that is the opposite of what the ACA was supposed to achieve,” said Mr. Dicharry, who described himself as a supporter of the Affordable Care Act. Because of their age and income, Mr. Dicharry and his wife stand to gain valuable subsidies toward the cost of coverage, but only if he buys it through the website.

Ronald Gallagher of Paradise Valley, Ariz., said he had been helping his daughter shop for coverage. After 16 hours over four days starting Oct. 1, they were told her identity was verified and she could pick a plan. But when they logged in to the website, it said her application was “In Progress.”

After failing to get help from a call center, father and daughter filled out an application over the phone in early November, but they still haven’t received a letter telling what insurance plans she qualifies for. “So far, nothing the government has done has worked,” Mr. Gallagher said.

Even when people successfully enroll, insurers say they sometimes get incorrect data. Ms. Bataille, the government spokeswoman, said officials have seen “marked improvements” in the information transmitted to insurers but “we know there are still issues that remain.” An HHS official also said that there had been improvements in identity verification, but that the agency knew it wasn’t fully fixed.

Mr. Lewis of Maine Community Health Options also worried about a larger volume of applicants, especially since insurers have now been told to find ways to process applications that come in from people as late as Dec. 23 in time for their coverage to begin Jan. 1, rather than a previous Dec. 15 deadline.

If “there’s an avalanche on that last date, I don’t know if the system will be able to support all that,” he said.

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The Party of Food Stamps–Government Dependency Party (GDP) vs. The Party of Paychecks–Grand Old Party (GOP)–Record 41,836,330 Americans On Food Stamps!

Posted on October 7, 2010. Filed under: Agriculture, Babies, Blogroll, Communications, Computers, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Education, Employment, Farming, Federal Government, government, government spending, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Taxes, Video, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

Jackass

“a man who is a stupid incompetent fool”

The Party of Paychecks vs. The Party of Food Stamps

 

Gingrich Dismantles Pelosi’s Liberal Math on Food Stamps

 

Limbaugh on Food Stamps: Nancy Pelosi Is On Crack

 

Rush Limbaugh calls President Obama a jackass jack ass imam child video

 

John King, USA: CNN: Newt Gingrich tweets about food stamps

 

US Recession Leads to Big Increase in Number of Hungry Families

 

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  NUMBER OF PERSONS PARTICIPATING
( Data as of October 4, 2010 )
        Percent Change
State /  July June July July 2010 vs
Territory 2009 2010 2010 Jun 2010 Jul 2009
    Preliminary Initial    
Alabama 725,619 816,400 826,277 1.2% 13.9%
Alaska 69,940 81,102 81,606 0.6% 16.7%
Arizona 894,269 1,037,367 1,044,940 0.7% 16.8%
Arkansas 431,667 471,211 475,025 0.8% 10.0%
California 2,849,133 3,323,895 3,376,982 1.6% 18.5%
Colorado 349,614 417,989 419,737 0.4% 20.1%
Connecticut 273,545 348,636 353,104 1.3% 29.1%
Delaware 98,346 117,026 118,883 1.6% 20.9%
District of Columbia 107,176 121,340 124,281 2.4% 16.0%
Florida 2,160,887 2,681,377 2,749,224 2.5% 27.2%
Georgia 1,387,721 1,635,928 1,657,782 1.3% 19.5%
Guam 33,682 37,432 37,833 1.1% 12.3%
Hawaii 122,704 141,293 144,006 1.9% 17.4%
Idaho 148,745 204,204 208,458 2.1% 40.1%
Illinois 1,527,269 1,654,898 1,674,410 1.2% 9.6%
Indiana 732,197 823,818 839,080 1.9% 14.6%
Iowa 308,192 346,551 349,609 0.9% 13.4%
Kansas 235,367 276,349 282,968 2.4% 20.2%
Kentucky 727,117 787,147 794,818 1.0% 9.3%
Louisiana 760,022 833,950 851,744 2.1% 12.1%
Maine 211,780 235,455 236,262 0.3% 11.6%
Maryland 491,262 580,252 588,726 1.5% 19.8%
Massachusetts 674,552 762,323 771,886 1.3% 14.4%
Michigan 1,566,574 1,822,418 1,844,919 1.2% 17.8%
Minnesota 375,884 443,834 447,630 0.9% 19.1%
Mississippi 534,567 578,040 586,090 1.4% 9.6%
Missouri 837,476 909,139 918,839 1.1% 9.7%
Montana 100,552 117,291 118,174 0.8% 17.5%
Nebraska 142,260 165,345 167,568 1.3% 17.8%
Nevada 228,524 290,842 299,168 2.9% 30.9%
New Hampshire 86,859 108,682 109,159 0.4% 25.7%
New Jersey 525,204 647,262 669,770 3.5% 27.5%
New Mexico 314,998 370,334 378,805 2.3% 20.3%
New York 2,478,604 2,824,845 2,860,394 1.3% 15.4%
North Carolina 1,209,776 1,356,607 1,393,165 2.7% 15.2%
North Dakota 56,025 60,774 60,822 0.1% 8.6%
Ohio 1,456,145 1,646,418 1,652,927 0.4% 13.5%
Oklahoma 511,000 590,924 601,111 1.7% 17.6%
Oregon 631,937 719,445 725,098 0.8% 14.7%
Pennsylvania 1,389,375 1,592,282 1,625,400 2.1% 17.0%
Rhode Island 112,721 145,361 146,338 0.7% 29.8%
South Carolina 724,610 810,620 818,691 1.0% 13.0%
South Dakota 81,120 97,918 99,001 1.1% 22.0%
Tennessee 1,138,392 1,249,367 1,251,862 0.2% 10.0%
Texas 2,991,828 3,721,663 3,760,275 1.0% 25.7%
Utah 205,249 268,573 262,628 -2.2% 28.0%
Vermont 78,984 86,286 86,244 0.0% 9.2%
Virginia 699,986 802,376 811,169 1.1% 15.9%
Virgin Islands 17,880 20,653 21,088 2.1% 17.9%
Washington 835,216 979,660 988,703 0.9% 18.4%
West Virginia 318,290 341,647 340,840 -0.2% 7.1%
Wisconsin 602,732 735,334 747,492 1.7% 24.0%
Wyoming 29,365 35,574 35,319 -0.7% 20.3%
     TOTAL 35,602,939 41,275,457 41,836,330 1.4% 17.5%
The following areas receive Nutrition Assistance Grants which provide benefits analogous to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:  Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas. 
June and July 2010 data are preliminary and are subject to significant revision.

 

Food Stamp Recipients at Record 41.8 Million Americans in July, U.S. Says

By Alan Bjerga – // Oct 5, 2010

“…The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 41.8 million in July as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government said.

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases jumped 18 percent from a year earlier and increased 1.4 percent from June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a statement on its website. Participation has set records for 20 straight months.

Unemployment in September may have reached 9.7 percent, according to a Bloomberg News survey of analysts in advance of the release of last month’s rate on Oct. 8. Unemployment was 9.6 percent in July, near levels last seen in 1983.

An average of 43.3 million people, more than an eighth of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates. …”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-05/food-stamp-recipients-at-record-41-8-million-americans-in-july-u-s-says.html

Nancy Pelosi accuses Newt Gingrich of waging class warfare

“…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck back Wednesday at Newt Gingrich over comments the former GOP leader made urging Republican candidates to make next month’s election a fight “between the Democratic Party of food stamps and the Republican Party of paychecks.”

In an appearance in her hometown of San Francisco, Pelosi said Gingrich and the Republicans are trying to use class warfare in order to gain electoral advantage.

//

“There is some subliminal message that is being sent out there about us and them, meaning people who need food stamps and the rest of the country, which I think is an unfortunate course to go down,” Pelosi said.

“It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance — the biggest bang for the buck,” she added.

On Tuesday, Gingrich — the former House speaker and mastermind behind the GOP’s 1994 Contract With America — penned a letter attacking Democrats and their handling of the economy and giving generic advice on how Republicans in 2010 can repeat their success from more than 15 years ago.

“It is an unassailable fact that in June, more food stamps were distributed by the government than ever before in American history. (It turns out that Barack Obama’s idea of spreading the wealth around was spreading more food stamps around.),” Gingrich wrote. “Most Americans would like to get a paycheck. Most Americans would not like to be forced to have food stamps handed out by liberal Democrats.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43264.html#ixzz11hxvpIRq

 

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Pelosi Pushes For Vote Before November Election On Bush Tax Cut Expiration–The American People Demand A Vote!

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Speaker Pelosi will let Bush tax cuts for wealthy expire

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Vote out of office any politicans of either political party that favors letting the Bush tax cuts expire or a new and additional value added tax or VAT and/or a cap and trade energy tax.

Time to stop the spending and close down ten Federal Government Departments.

Time for the FairTax, a national consumption sales tax that would replace all Federal income, payroll, capital gains, gift and estate taxes, eliminate the filing of tax returns and abolish the Internal Revenue service.

Time to vote out of office all the progressive radical socialist of both political parties who want to expand the size and scopt of government by more and higher taxes.

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Pelosi’s Plane–Costing The American Taxpayers Millions Per Year–Ground The Stupid Subsidized Socialist –Now!

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The Lifestyle of Speaker Pelosi

REPUBLICAN WHIP BLUNT ON EVENING NEWS

Nancy Pelosi Is A Horrible Woman! Jack Cafferty

What’s with the new government Gulfstream jets?

Rush Limbaugh – Nancy Pelosi Plane Problem

 

US Government Boeing C-32 taking off from YHZ

 

“…This Jet is the USAF C-32, Boeing 757 that Speaker of the House of Representatives,Nancy Pelosi, uses to commute weekly between Washington D. C. and
California.
Madame Pelosi wasn’t happy with the small, USAF C-20B, Gulfstream III jet that comes with the Speaker’s job. No, Madame Pelosi was aggravated that her little jet had to stop to refuel, so she ordered a Big Fat 200-seat USAF C-32, Boeing 757 jet that could get her back to California without stopping!
Nancy’s Big Fat Jet uses about 20,000 gallons of fuel for each one-way trip. Since she only works 3 days a week, every week-end this gas guzzling jet gets fueled and flies her home to California, cost to the taxpayers of about $60,000, one way! Unfortunately, we also have to pay to bring her back to the capitol every Monday night. Cost to us = another $60,000 ! !
Folks, that is $480,000 per month, an annual cost to the taxpayers of $5,760,000. No wonder she complains about the cost of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They might cramp her style and she is styling on my back and yours.. Think of the military families in this country doing without and then think of this woman, who heads up the most do-nothing Congress in the history of this country, as she keeps fueling that jet, on the pretext of doing her do-nothing job.
Madame Pelosi wants you and me to reduce our carbon footprint. She wants us to buy smaller cars and Obama wants us to pump up the air in our bicyle tires. These people are nuts !
If you think this is outrageous, forward it to everyone on your email list! Keep in mind the figures above do NOT include the cost of the plane or the crew, just fuel ! One wonders what her total package costs us? And she wants to tax our IRA’s & 401K’s so that we can continue to pay for her “little perk.”
And the Democrats want to talk about the cost of Sarah Palin’s dress???

C-32 Touch and Go Roanoke,Va-Runway 24

Conservatives! Are you out there ? …”
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“The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.

In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

~Eric Hoffer

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New media consists of talk radio, internet blogs and web sites, and the Fox Network.

Old media consist of the print media (newspapers, magazines, journals) and the major television networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC).

New media is connecting the dots on the progressive radical socialist Democratic Party led by Barack Obama and their attempt to replace free enterprise capitalism and a representative republic with a collectivist command and control economy and a progressive socialist state.

The progressive radical socialists are funded by unions, big business, big financial institutions, lawyers (especially trial lawyers) and very wealthy individuals such as George Soros.

President Obama would like the new media to shut-up.

A frontal assault on talk radio by reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine has been ruled out for the simple reasons tens of million of Amercans each day listen to talk radio and also vote.

Any attempt to reinsitute the Fairness Doctrine would unleash a firestorm of protest. The recent 2,000,000 plus march on Washington D.C. would be multiplied by a factor 10 to 20  all across the nation.

Instead Barack Obama will try to limit the exercise of free speech over talk radio, television and the internet by regulations drafted and implemented by Cass Sunstein, Regulatory Czar, and Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Czar:

Cass Sunstein–Regulatory Czar–Animal Rights Activist, Body Part Taker, Gun Grabber, Internet Regulator, Nudger–Nuts!

Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Czar, and Cass Sustein, Regulatory Czar: Progressive Radical Socialist Silencing of Free Speech On Internet Blogs and Talk Radio

Their ultimate goal is to silence the following conservative and libertarian talk radio show hosts:

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      1. Rush Limbaugh
      2. Sean Hannity
      3. Michael Savage
      4. Glenn Beck
      5. Laura Ingraham
      6. Mark Levin
      7. Neal Boortz
      8. Mike Gallagher
      9. Michael Medved
      10. Bill Bennett
      11. Dennis Miller
      12. Rusty Humprehies
      13. Rodger Hedgecock
      14. Monica Crowley
      15. John Gibson 

There will also be an attempt to limit free speech on the internet.

Every day on talk radio both the hosts of the above radio shows as well as listeners calling in and point-out  the newest daily lie of President Obama.

Conservative and libertarian blogs further amplify and document President Pinocchio’s Prevarications.

President Obama is a habitual liar that deeply resents being called one.

This is becoming a real problem for President Obama.

Once you lose the trust of those who voted for you, you seldom if ever get their trust back.

President Obama has already lost the majority of older and independent voters.

Soon he he lose the majority of young voters under thirty.

Once it becomes widely known among those under thirty that Obama’s  so-called health reform will require or force them to purchase a mandatory health insurance plan, he lose the young voters as well.

 Currently it is Americans under thirty that elect not to purchase a health insurance plan, even when they can afford it.

The young have relatively fewer medical claims.

The Federal Government and insurance companies need to pay for the cost of treating older enrollees in health insurance plans both Medicare and private insurance by forcing the young to purchase  health insurance.

President Obama has sold-out to the unions, large health insurance  and drug companies and the trial lawyers. 

Obama has been bought and paid for by the special interests–live with it kool aid drinkers–he is just a hack politician–no change or hope here!

In the next four days President Obama will be doing a media blitz on all the major networks except Fox to promote his so-called health care “reforms”.

Unfortunately for Obama the majority of the American people are not buying his rhetoric or lies about the need for compulsory health insurance plans with coverages designed and mandated by the Federal Government  with the assistance of large insurance and drug companies and unions with a public option that would lead over time to a single payer system.

Within twenty-four hours the new media will be pointing out Obama’s new lies and that the cost of the “reforms” will exceed over 250,000,000,000 dollars  per year once it is fully implemented.

The old media or the progressive radical socialist choir will be singing their praises of Obama.

The cult of personality needs true believers.

New media will be connecting the dots between Obama, the unions, big business, and the big insurance and drug companies all demanding that a health insurance bill be passed now.

The American people will revolt when the Federal Government tells them how they must spend their hard earned income namely on a compulsory health insurance plan with mandated coverages.

President Obama does not believe in consumer sovereignty–he is a true believer in creating dependency on the Federal government with entitlement programs and subsidies.

Glenn Beck will continue to connect the dots as will the new media on the plans and programs of the progressive radical socialist led by President Obama.

The pump and dumb drive-by media or what Glenn calls the fringe media and Rush now call state media will continue to ignore, insult and try to silence their competition.

Old media will increasingly have fewer and fewer readers, viewers, and listeners.

Nancy Pelosi should fear violence from the left for it was Jim Jones, a charistmatic speaker and preacher of Marxist liberation theology that ordered his followers to drink poisoned kool aid.

Most of the kool aid drinkers were poor uneducated blacks.

Jonestown: Massacre News Reel

 

Mind Control Cults

 

Who attended a Marxist black liberation theology church  for twenty with another charistmatic preacher name Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

Barack Obama, another charistmatic speaker and progressive radical socialist.

The American people are not about to drink President Obama’s kool aid of so-called health insurance “reform”.

Follow the money Glenn and always ask the question, “who benefits the most?”

Their are no co-incidences.

Connect the dots.

“The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an ax.”

~Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 104 (1955)

 

Background Articles and Videos

New Media

“… New media is a term meant to encompass the emergence of digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the later part of the 20th century.

Most technologies described as “new media” are digital, often having characteristics of being manipulatable, networkable, dense, compressible, and impartial.[1]

Jeff Jones Activist 

“…Jeff Jones (born 23 February 1947) is an environmental activist and consultant in Upstate New York. He was a national officer in Students for a Democratic Society, a founding member of Weatherman, and a leader of the Weather Underground. 

“…Jeff Jones had felt as early as 1975 that the underground had run its course and that it was time to consider surfacing, but supported those who chose to remain there. He essentially believed that the time for armed acts was over. [5] However, Jones would not surface until late Oct. 1981 when he was unexpectedly caught up in a police sweep of individuals suspected of participating in the deadly robbery of an armored truck. A SWAT team arrested Jones and Eleanor Raskin, and allowed a friend to take custody of their four-year-old son. [1] In Dec. 1981, a week before the couples’ sentencing, they were married legally. At sentencing Jones received probation and community service, while the charges against his wife were dismissed. [1]

In the years after he gained his full freedom, Jones has worked as a reporter and editor covering New York State politics and policy. He was a communications director for ten years at Environmental Advocates of New York. He now heads up his own consulting firm called Jeff Jones Strategies that specializes in media expertise, writing and campaign strategies that help grassroots and progressive groups to achieve their goals. [8] Jones is also working on the board of the financial arm of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), a group that works closely with the new SDS. [9] He lives in Albany, New York with his wife and has two sons.[1] Jones finally traveled to Vietnam in 1986. …” 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Jones_(activist)

Jeff Jones Strategies for Good Causes

http://www.jeffjones-strategies.com/clients.htm

 

 

Jim Jones 

“…James WarrenJimJones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 18, 1978 death of more than 900 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana along with the deaths of nine other people at a nearby airstrip in Georgetown.

Jones was born in Indiana and started the Temple in that state in the 1950s. Jones and the Temple later moved to California, and both gained notoriety with the move of the Temple’s headquarters to San Francisco in the mid-1970s.

The greatest single loss of American civilian life in a non-natural disaster until the events of September 11, 2001, the tragedy at Guyana also ranks among the largest mass suicides in history (although some consider it, instead, a mass murder; see below). One of those who died at the nearby airstrip was Leo Ryan, who became the only Congressman murdered in the line of duty in the history of the United States. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones

George Moscone

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/George_Moscone#encyclopedia

 

Talkers Magazine

http://talkers.com/online/?p=267

 

Fairness Doctrine

“…The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was (in the Commission’s view) honest, equitable and balanced.

The Fairness Doctrine should not be confused with the Equal Time rule. The Fairness Doctrine deals with discussion of controversial issues, while the Equal Time rule deals only with political candidates.

In 1969, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Commission’s general right to enforce the Fairness Doctrine where channels were limited, but the courts have not, in general, ruled that the FCC is obliged to do so.[1] In 1987, the FCC abolished the Fairness Doctrine, prompting some to urge its reintroduction through either Commission policy or Congressional legislation.[2] …”

“…

Some Democratic legislators have expressed interest in reinstituting the Fairness Doctrine,[19] although no one has introduced legislation to do so since 2005.

In June 2007, Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) said, “It’s time to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine,” [20] an opinion shared by his Democratic colleague, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts.[21] However, according to Marin Cogan of The New Republic in late 2008:

Senator Durbin’s press secretary says that Durbin has ‘no plans, no language, no nothing. He was asked in a hallway last year, he gave his personal view’ — that the American people were served well under the doctrine — ‘and it’s all been blown out of proportion.’[22]

On June 24, 2008, U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, California (who had been elected Speaker of the House in January 2007) told reporters that her fellow Democratic Representatives did not want to forbid reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine, adding “the interest in my caucus is the reverse.” When asked by John Gizzi of Human Events, “Do you personally support revival of the ‘Fairness Doctrine?'”, the Speaker replied “Yes.” [23]

On October 22, 2008, Senator Jeff Bingaman (Democrat of New Mexico) told a conservative talk radio host in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

I would want this station and all stations to have to present a balanced perspective and different points of view. All I’m saying is that for many, many years we operated under a Fairness Doctrine in this country, and I think the country was well-served. I think the public discussion was at a higher level and more intelligent in those days than it has become since.[24]

On December 15, 2008, U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo (Democrat of California) told The Daily Post in Palo Alto, California that she thought it should also apply to cable and satellite broadcasters.

I’ll work on bringing it back. I still believe in it. It should and will affect everyone.[25]

On February 4, 2009, Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democrat of Michigan) told radio host and WorldNetDaily columnist Bill Press, when asked whether it was time to bring back the Doctrine:

I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else — I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves.

When Press asked if she would seek Senate hearings on such accountability in 2009, she replied:

I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.[26]

A week later, on February 11, 2009, Senator Tom Harkin (Democrat of Iowa) told Press, “…we gotta get the Fairness Doctrine back in law again.” Later in response to Press’s assertion that “…they are just shutting down progressive talk from one city after another,” Senator Harkin responded, “Exactly, and that’s why we need the fair — that’s why we need the Fairness Doctrine back.” [27]

Former President Bill Clinton has also shown support for the Fairness Doctrine. During a February 13, 2009, appearance on the Mario Solis Marich radio show, Clinton said:

Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side, because essentially there’s always been a lot of big money to support the right wing talk shows.

Clinton cited the “blatant drumbeat” against the stimulus program from conservative talk radio, suggesting that it doesn’t reflect economic reality. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

 

Cult

Cult typically refers to a cohesive social group devoted to beliefs or practices that the surrounding culture considers outside the mainstream, with a notably positive or negative popular perception. In common or populist usage, “cult” has a positive connotation for groups of art, music, writing, fiction, and fashion devotees,[1] but a negative connotation for new religious, extreme political, questionable therapeutic, and pyramidal business groups.[2] For this reason, most, if not all, non-fan groups that are called cults reject this label. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult

 

Political Cult

Political cult is a term used to describe some groups on what is generally considered to be the political fringe. Although the majority of groups to which the term “cult” (currently often used as a pejorative term according to some comparative religion scholars[1] [2]) is sometimes applied are religious in nature, a number are non-religious and focus either on secular self-improvement[3] [4] [5] [6] or on political action and ideology.[7] 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_cult

 

Cult of Personality

 “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies as well.

A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders. …”

“…Generally, personality cults are most common in regimes with totalitarian systems of government, that seek to radically alter or transform society according to revolutionary new ideas. Often, a single leader becomes associated with this revolutionary transformation, and he becomes treated as a benevolent “guide” for the nation, without whom the transformation to a better future cannot occur. This has been generally the justification for personality cults that arose in totalitarian societies of the 20th Century, such as that of Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality

Consumer Sovereignty

“…Consumer sovereignty is a term which is used in economics to refer to the rule or sovereignty of purchasers in markets as to production of goods. It is the power of consumers to decide what gets produced. People use the this term to describe the consumer as the “king,” or ruler, of the market, the one who determines what products will be produced. [1] Also, this term denotes the way in which a consumer ideologically choices to buy a good or service. Furthermore,the term can be used as either a norm (as to what consumers should be permitted) or a description (as to what consumers are permitted).

In unrestricted markets, those with income or wealth are able to use their purchasing power to motivate producers as what to produce (and how much). Customers do not necessarily have to buy and, if dissatisfied, can take their business elsewhere, while the profit-seeking sellers find that they can make the greatest profit by trying to provide the best possible products for the price (or the lowest possible price for a given product). In the language of cliché, “The one with the gold makes the rules.”

To most neoclassical economists, complete consumer sovereignty is an ideal rather than a reality because of the existence — or even the ubiquity — of market failure. Some economists of the Chicago school and the Austrian school see consumer sovereignty as a reality in a free market economy without interference from government or other non-market institutions, or anti-market institutions such as monopolies or cartels. That is, alleged market failures are seen as being a result of non-market forces.

The term “consumer sovereignty” was coined by William Hutt who firstly used it in his 1936 book “Economists and the Public”. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_sovereignty

The Legacy of Eric Hoffer

by Thomas Sowell

“…You need only read one of his classics like The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements to realize that you are seeing the work of an intellectual giant.

Having spent several years in blindness when most other children were in school, Hoffer could only do manual labor after he recovered his sight, but was determined to educate himself. He began by looking for a big book with small print to take with him as he set out on a job as a migratory farm worker.

The book that turned out to fill this bill — based on size and words — was the essays of Montaigne. Over the years, he read many landmark books, including Hitler’s Mein Kampf, even though Hoffer was Jewish. If ever there was a walking advertisement for the Great Books approach to education, it was Eric Hoffer. …”

“…Some of Hoffer’s books are collections of short, sharp insights, while others — The True Believer, The Ordeal of Change, and The Temper of Our Times, for example — offer more extended discussions of particular issues.

Although Eric Hoffer was perhaps at his zenith during the 1960s, he was completely at odds with the pious cant and slippery evasions of that rhetoric-ridden decade, whose tragic consequences are still with us today.

When a black man declared his “rage,” Eric Hoffer shot back: “Mister, it is easy to be full of rage. It is not easy to go to work and build something.” For this, he was accused of “racism” for not rolling over and playing dead at the sound of one of the buzzwords of the times — and, unfortunately, of our times as well.

Hoffer was convinced that the black leadership was taking the wrong approach, if they wanted to advance the people in whose name they spoke. Only achievement would win the respect of the larger society and — more important — their own self-respect. And no one else can give you achievement. …”

http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2868

Eric Hoffer

“…Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan. His first book, The True Believer, published in 1951, was widely recognized as a classic, receiving critical acclaim from both scholars and laymen[1], although Hoffer believed that his book The Ordeal of Change was his finest work. [2] In 2001, the Eric Hoffer Award was established in his honor with permission granted by the Eric Hoffer Estate in 2005. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Hoffer

 

 

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CIA Brainwashed Nancy Pelosi–Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EIT) Get Results–Exhibit A Videos

Posted on May 15, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Foreign Policy, Law, Links, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Religion, Science, Security, Strategy, Technology, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said.”

~Mark Twain

 

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“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

Background Articles and Videos

 Nancy’s Versions
By the Editors

“…S peaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is almost certainly not telling the truth about her foreknowledge of EITs — what the CIA calls “enhanced interrogation techniques” and critics call “torture.” To answer the inevitable question, we turn to recently released CIA records. What Pelosi knew: “Briefing on EITs, including use of EITs on Abu Zubaydah, background on authorities, and a description of particular EITs that had been employed.” When she knew it: September 2002. Pelosi raised no objection at that time; but now that the Left is demanding an inquisition to study Bush-era interrogation programs, Madame Speaker pleads ignorance.

Fortunately for those with an interest in establishing the facts, Pelosi did not attend that briefing solo. Also in attendance was Porter Goss, at that time a member of Congress, who went on to become director of the CIA. He pronounces himself “slack-jawed” with disbelief that Pelosi today claims not to have known what interrogation techniques were being used. “We understood what the CIA was doing,” he wrote in the Washington Post. “We gave the CIA our bipartisan support. We gave the CIA funding to carry out its activities.  . . .  I do not recall a single objection from my colleagues.” Note that the memo says Pelosi was given a “description of particular EITs that had been employed” on Abu Zubaydah, a lieutenant to Osama bin Laden. He had been waterboarded repeatedly by that point. If that did not make the list of “particular EITs,” then what did? Perhaps Pelosi would enlighten us? …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjU1ZGI3ZGM0Zjc1ZDg1MzQyMmQ3NDQyMGIzNWM3ODA=

 

Pelosi proved a liar on torture – again

“…Allahpundit at Hot Air has lost count but he believes there are now three different sources that have contradicted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s contention that she didn’t know what the CIA was doing as far as enhanced interrogation techniques:
 
 

 

Remember, Madam Speaker’s official story is that she was briefed merely on the White House’s belief that waterboarding was legal, not that they ever planned to actually, you know, use it. I’m starting to lose count of how much evidence there is to the contrary at this point: First was this 2007 WaPo report on Pelosi being given a virtual tour of a CIA “black site” at which waterboarding would be used, then came Porter Goss’s op-ed last week reminding her that he got the same briefings she got and he knew exactly what was going on,…
 
 

 

And now, a memo has surfaced from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA that shows “Truth Commission” Pelosi to be a towering hypocrite and a liar.
Paul Kane of the Washington Post has the details:
 

 


In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter J. Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress briefed on the tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House intelligence committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The memo, issued to Capitol Hill by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency, notes that the Pelosi-Goss briefing covered “EITs including the use of EITs” on Abu Zubaida. EIT is an acronym for enhanced interrogation technique, and Abu Zubaida, whose real name is Zayn al-Abidin Muhammed Hussein, was one of the earliest valuable al-Qaeda members captured. He also was the first to have the controversial tactic of simulated drowning, or waterboarding, used against him.
The issue of what Pelosi knew and when she knew it has become a tussle on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused her of knowing for years about the interrogation techniques CIA agents were using and of objecting only when the tactics became public and antiwar activists protested. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/05/pelosi_proved_a_liar_on_tortur.html

 

 

Pelosi, the CIA, and the Dems’ dangerous blame game

By Michelle Malkin  


Photoshop credit: David Johnson

“…We had dueling press conferences this morning with Nancy Pelosi accusing the Bush CIA of lying to her about waterboarding and House GOP leader John Boehner defending the integrity of the briefers.

Pelosi had a particularly frozen look on her face throughout her presser as she repeated the “Bush lied about Iraq” mantra to justify her own inaction:

“They mislead us all the time,” she said. And when a reporter asked whether the agency lied, she did not disagree.

She also suggested that the current Republican criticism marked an attempt to divert attention from the Bush administration’s actions.

“They misrepresented every step of the way, and they don’t want that focus on them, so they try to turn the focus on us,” she said.

Projection: It’s what’s for breakfast.

If Pelosi were so incensed about how the CIA misled her, why wasn’t this her response to news of the 2002 briefing a week ago?

Blink, blink.

Pelosi issued a renewed call for a “truth commission.” …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/14/pelosi-the-cia-and-the-dems-dangerous-blame-game/

 

What Nan knew

By Michelle Malkin 

“…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew from September 2, 2002 that enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, were being used on jihadi detainees.

She knew. From Day One.

That’s what the CIA memo, published at Human Events, shows.

ABC News follows. Pelosi’s spokesperson says his boss has a “recollection” that is “different.” …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/07/what-nan-knew/

 

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Presidential Oath Takers and Oath Breakers–Stopping The 20 Million Mexican Illegal Alien Invasion of the United States!

Posted on March 19, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Education, Employment, Homes, Immigration, Law, Links, Philosophy, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Resources, Security, Strategy, Video, War | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.”

~President Theodore Roosevelt 

 

George Washington takes the Oath of Office (Inauguration)

President George W. Bush Taking The Oath of Office

President George W. Bush Taking The Oath of Office

Inauguration Of George W. Bush

 

Every President of the United States must take the following oath of office as setforth in the US Constitution, Article II, Section 1:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleii.html#section1

Under Article 4, Section 4, the Federal Government must defend the states against invasion:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.articleiv.html#section4

 

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Barack Obama Oath of Office

 

obama_family_swearing_in

 

“The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.” 

~ President Dwight David Eisenhower

President Obama becomes the second President in a row that breaks his oath of office and fails to stop the invasion of the United States by over 20 million Mexican illegal aliens.

Instead of enforcing existing immigration laws and deporting illegal aliens, President Obama under the code words of  “comprehensive immigraion reform,”  and a  “pathway to citizenship” wants to grant the millions of illegal aliens now working in America — amnesty!

cnn – obama on immigration reform – no borders


 

President Obama and Immigration Reform

Mexican Drug Cartels Overrunning American Cities. Build a border Wall – Glenn Beck

Lou Dobbs: Mexican Border Drug War & Border Fencing

 
 

Excuse me Mr. President but unemployed Americans now numbering over 13 million want to know why illegal aliens numbering over 20 million are still illegally working in the United States?

Tell the 20 million Mexican illegal aliens to come out of the shadows and go home, Mr. President.

Tell American business owners to stop hiring illegal aliens by requiring them to use E-Verify, Mr. President.

Tell those who want to immigrate to the United States to do so legally or do not come at all, Mr. President.

Tell the American people that the double border fence and road will not only be completed but will extended along the entire border with Mexico and be well patrolled, Mr. President.

Yes the United States is a nation of immigrants, Mr. President, however, the United States is also a nation under the rule of law.

Mr. President, start enforcing the immigration laws and stop trying to change them to reward criminal aliens!

Either honor the oath office you freely took  “to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States .” or do the right thing and resign.

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Unfortunately, President Obama is misleading the American people that he intends to stop businesses from hiring illegal aliens.

Instead President Obama and the Democrats are in fact trying to kill E-Verify, the most effective tool in stopping the hiring of illegal aliens!

Both E-Verify and the double border fence work to stop the illegal alien invasion.

Both President Obama and the Democrats oppose them for precisely this reason.

Lou Dobbs – 2-2-9 – Obama Admin wants to kill E-Verify

Lou Dobbs – E-Verify & Border Fence may be canceled

E-Verify Killed by Democrats, Stripped from Stimulus Bill, Illegal Aliens will get Stimulus Jobs

The overwhelming majority of Americans want illegal immigration to stop and those illegally living and working to just go home.

Unfortunatley, the current President of the United States like the past President, will not stop the 20 million Mexican invasion of the United States.

Both Presidents are oath breakers who refused to enforce the immigration laws.

The rule of law is being challenged by the rule of man.

Ronald Reagan takes the oath of office

“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”

~President Ronald Reagan

 

We The People Stimulus Package

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US Constitution

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html 

 

FAIR

Federation for American Immigration Reform

Public Opinion Polls on Immigration

“…The general public overwhelmingly favors immigration reform. Poll after poll shows that Americans want well-enforced, sensible, and sustainable immigration laws.

  • 89% of Americans think illegal immigration into the U.S. is a problem (30% “extremely serious,” 33% “very serious,” and 26% “somewhat serious.” (Time Magazine, Jan. 2006)
  • 82% think that not enough is being done along the borders to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into the country. (New York Times/CBS May 2007)
  • 68% feel that the number of immigrants who cross the border, whether legal or illegal is “too high”. (Polling Company, Sept. 2006)
  • 62% oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens of America. (Quinnipiac Univ., Feb. 2006)

These are only a few examples of the many statistics demonstrating that Americans want lower immigration, greater enforcement, and more commitment to making immigration work in the best interests of the nation.

MOST RECENT NATIONAL POLLS

A Rasmussen Report Poll conducted November 5, 2008 of 1,000 likely voters asked: “Is the government doing enough to secure the border?”

  • 79% responded “no,”” it is not doing enough.
  • 10% responded “yes.”

It also asked, “Which is more important: securing the border or legalizing undocumented workers?”

  • 65% responded that gaining control of the border is more important.
  • 26% responded that legalization is more important.

Rasmussen Report Poll conducted from October 24-25th of 800 likely voters found that:

  • 51% opposed the DREAM Act (a form of amnesty for former and present illegal alien students) concept
  • 68% believe the passage of the bill would encourage more illegal immigration in the future.
  • 71% believe that illegal immigrants should not qualify for in-state tuition rates at colleges and universities.
  • 77 % oppose making drivers’ licenses available to illegal immigrants. …”

http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=research_researchd74c

 

Downsizing Illegal Immigration
A Strategy of Attrition Through Enforcement

May 2005

By Mark Krikorian

“…An important point about using verification of legal status as a way downsize the illegal population is that its effects would be felt gradually, rather than all at once. A new, functional verification system for employment, for instance, would be applied mainly to new hires (though employers should have the option of checking existing employees as well). The same is true for getting a driver’s license or a mortgage — these are not things people do every day, so the effects of verifying legal status would unfold over a period of time.

Attrition requires not only implementing policies to force illegals to deport themselves, but also avoiding policies that would trigger more illegal immigration. This has two main policy implications: First, streamline the legal immigration system to make it less likely to promote illegal immigration, by eliminating the visa lottery and the preference category for adult siblings of U.S. citizens. And second, under no circumstances undertake any new guestworker programs, the inevitable result of which would be to stimulate even more illegal immigration.

And finally, legalization (i.e., amnesty) isn’t even a legitimate topic for discussion until after the broken immigration system is fixed. Even then, there are strong arguments against it, but it would at least be appropriate to debate it as one possible way to deal with long-term illegal aliens. Until that time, however, even a discussion of legalization (or normalization, or earned regularization, or whatever this week’s euphemism is for amnesty) is irresponsible and subversive of law enforcement.

An effective strategy of immigration law enforcement requires no booby traps, no tanks, no tattoos on arms — none of the cartoonish images invoked in the objections raised routinely by supporters of loose borders. The consistent application of ordinary law-enforcement tools is all we need. “Consistent,” though, is the key word. Enforcement personnel — whether they are Border Patrol agents, airport inspectors, or plainclothes investigators — need to know that their work is valued, that their superiors actually want them to do the jobs they’ve been assigned, and that they will be backed up when the inevitable complaints roll in.

And, finally, this isn’t bitter medicine the public must be persuaded to swallow for the greater good. Enforcement of the immigration law may not be popular among the elite, but actual voters across the political spectrum support it. As Alan Wolfe wrote in One Nation, After All, the difference between legal and illegal immigrants “is one of the most tenaciously held distinctions in middle-class America; the people with whom we spoke overwhelmingly support legal immigration and express disgust with the illegal variety.”

Harnessing that sentiment can buttress a sober, considered policy of attrition through enforcement.”

http://www.cis.org/articles/2005/back605.html

 

Nacy Pelosi Says Enforcing Immigration Law is Un-American

 

 

Obama-immigration(LA RAZA)

 

Obama Immigration Reform / Youth gangs dropouts / Latino racial identity: Janet Murguia NCLR

 

San Francisco values: Pelosi says enforcing immigration laws is “un-American”

By Michelle Malkin  

As I noted yesterday, the next big shamnesty push is underway at the White House. And Nancy Pelosi is performing her own open-borders sideshow in the House circus tent. If her rhetoric trashing federal ICE agents sounds familiar, well, it’s because Barack Obama engaged in the same smearing during the campaign — when he accused ICE agents of “terrorizing” families.

Pelosi the Patriot goes one step further and asserts that enforcement actions by ICE are “un-American.”

These are San Francisco values at work: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/18/san-francisco-values-pelosi-says-enforcing-immigration-laws-is-un-american/ 

 

Immigration Hearing 5/10/2007 — Robert Rector (Heritage)

 

Robert Rector on the Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants

 

The Dangers of Unlimited Legal & Illegal Immigration


 

Stop Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

 

New Immigration study out and results are shocking

 

How Many Illegal Aliens are in the U.S.? – Introduction

Census Bureau estimates of the number of illegals in the U.S. are suspect and may represent significant undercounts. The studies presented by these authors show that the numbers of illegal aliens in the U.S. could range from 20 to 38 million.

 

How Many Illegal Aliens Are in the US? – Diana Hull, part 2

 

How Many Illegal Aliens Are in the US? – Fred Elbel

 

How Many Illegal Aliens Are in the US? – Philip Romero

 

Number of illegal immigrants in U.S. may be closer to 20 million

“…In 2005, Bear Stearns analysts determined that the surveys conducted by the Census Bureau undercounted the number of illegal immigrants by far more than 10%. Through discussions with illegal immigrants, Bear Stearns found that immigrants avoid responding to Census questionnaires and work very hard to conceal their identities.

As an alternative to the residual method, Bear Stearns used micro-economic indicators to project an alternative estimate. They examined trends in school enrollment, foreign remittances and housing permits in states with high populations of undocumented immigrants like Texas, California, and New York. 

Underpinning Bear Stearns’ estimate of 20 million illegal immigrants is the identification of two patterns: 1) a trend of sharply increased demand for public services in communities that have become gateways for immigration, and 2) increases in foreign remittances (money sent back to an immigrant’s native country), housing permits and border-crossings.

Given the unrecorded nature of the illegal immigration phenomenon, it’s unlikely that a well-founded or rigorous method of measurement will be developed. The reality is, the math is fuzzy and the most definitive conclusion one can make is that the measurements of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are subject to extreme inaccuracies.”

http://ohmygov.com/blogs/general_news/archive/2008/04/10/number-of-illigral-immigrants-in-u-s-may-be-closer-to-20-million.aspx

 

Planting the seeds of the next shamnesty

By Michelle Malkin  

“…The Hill reports that President Obama will “huddle” with Hispanic Democrats tomorrow to talk “immigration reform.”

Translation: The seeds of the next shamnesty are being planted:

Hispanic Democrats will have their first West Wing meeting with President Obama on Wednesday morning to discuss immigration reform, according to Democratic sources.

The meeting is the first face-to-face sit-down between Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) since the president was sworn-in. Some in the CHC have recently expressed frustration that Obama has not talked more about immigration in his first two months in office.

Immigration reform is front-and-center on the group’s agenda.

CHC is eager to hear the president’s ideas and proposals for tackling immigration reform, not only as it relates to a comprehensive reform bill that could provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers but also as it relates to rolling back Bush administration policies of raiding workplaces and detaining and deporting thousands of illegal workers.

CHC members came away from a recent meeting in the Capitol with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano — a day after her Senate confirmation hearing — very encouraged that the workplace raids policy would be fully reviewed, and possibly altered.

Obama is on board. His DHS secretary is on board. The question is not whether, but when. He spoke to the massive illegal alien shamnesty march in Chicago in 2006, where he boasted of standing “shoulder-to-shoulder” with the open-borders mob. Here’s a flashback: …”

 http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/17/planting-the-seeds-of-the-next-shamnesty/

 

Obama’s border talk: I call bull

By Michelle Malkin  

 

“…There’s been a bit of a stir over President Obama’s comments suggesting that he is open to the idea of sending National Guard troops down to the southern border to deal with long-festering chaos.

“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

(link)

Yadda yadda yadda. I call bull.

No meaningful security force will be mobilized along our border.

It will never happen as long as the La Raza/Race lobbyist has a seat at Obama’s table and certainly not as long as DHS is headed by a secretary who is incensed that basic immigration laws are being enforced.

And not as long as the White House is supported and populated by open-borders activists pushing for shamnesty and other illegal immigration-legitimizing measures (hint: Census power grab) designed to boost Democrat voter rolls.

Not going to happen. The state of the borders will remain unsound.

I’d love to be proven wrong.

*** …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/12/obamas-border-talk-i-call-bull/

 

 THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION:  FEBRUARY 2009

   Nonfarm payroll employment continued to fall sharply in February (-651,000),
and the unemployment rate rose from 7.6 to 8.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Payroll employ-
ment has declined by 2.6 million in the past 4 months.  In February, job
losses were large and widespread across nearly all major industry sectors.

Unemployment (Household Survey Data)

   The number of unemployed persons increased by 851,000 to 12.5 million in
February, and the unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent.  Over the past 12
months, the number of unemployed persons has increased by about 5.0 million,
and the unemployment rate has risen by 3.3 percentage points.  (See table
A-1.)

   The unemployment rate continued to trend upward in February for adult
men (8.1 percent), adult women (6.7 percent), whites (7.3 percent), blacks
(13.4 percent), and Hispanics (10.9 percent).  The jobless rate for teen-
agers was little changed at 21.6 percent.  The unemployment rate for Asians
was 6.9 percent in February, not seasonally adjusted.  (See tables A-1, A-2,
and A-3.)

   Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed
temporary jobs increased by 716,000 to 7.7 million in February.  This mea-
sure has grown by 3.8 million in the last 12 months.  (See table A-8.)

   The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more)
increased by 270,000 to 2.9 million in February.  Over the past 12 months,
the number of long-term unemployed was up by 1.6 million.  (See table A-9.)

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Immigrants in the United States, 2007
A Profile of America’s Foreign-Born Population

November 2007

Steven A. Camarota

Download the .pdf version

  • The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached a record of 37.9 million in 2007.
     

  • Immigrants account for one in eight U.S. residents, the highest level in 80 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13.
     

  • Overall, nearly one in three immigrants is an illegal alien. Half of Mexican and Central American immigrants and one-third of South American immigrants are illegal.
     

  • Since 2000, 10.3 million immigrants have arrived — the highest seven-year period of immigration in U.S. history. More than half of post-2000 arrivals (5.6 million) are estimated to be illegal aliens.
     

  • The largest increases in immigrants were in California, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
     

  • Of adult immigrants, 31 percent have not completed high school, compared to 8 percent of natives. Since 2000, immigration increased the number of workers without a high school diploma by 14 percent, and all other workers by 3 percent.
     

  • The share of immigrants and natives who are college graduates is about the same. Immigrants were once much more likely than natives to be college graduates.
     

  • The proportion of immigrant-headed households using at least one major welfare program is 33 percent, compared to 19 percent for native households.
     

  • The poverty rate for immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) is 17 percent, nearly 50 percent higher than the rate for natives and their children.
     

  • 34 percent of immigrants lack health insurance, compared to 13 percent of natives. Immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for 71 percent of the increase in the uninsured since 1989.
     

  • Immigrants make significant progress over time. But even those who have been here for 20 years are more likely to be in poverty, lack insurance, or use welfare than are natives.
     

  • The primary reason for the high rates of immigrant poverty, lack of health insurance, and welfare use is their low education levels, not their legal status or an unwillingness to work.
     

  • Of immigrant households, 82 percent have at least one worker compared to 73 percent of native households.
     

  • There is a worker present in 78 percent of immigrant households using at least one welfare program.
     

  • Immigration accounts for virtually all of the national increase in public school enrollment over the last two decades. In 2007, there were 10.8 million school-age children from immigrant families in the United States.
     

  • Immigrants and natives have similar rates of entrepreneurship — 13 percent of natives and 11 percent of immigrants are self-employed.
     

  • Recent immigration has had no significant impact on the nation’s age structure. Without the 10.3 million post-2000 immigrants, the average age in America would be virtually unchanged at 36.5 years.

 

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Are You POed?–Pelosi Obama–Clueless Crisis Creators Cry Crisis Crisis Crisis–Gloom, Doom and Then Boom Boom Boom–When: After 2010 Elections–How Convenient!

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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

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Typography: IF Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; . . . If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.” – “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; . . . If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.’);”

~Rudyard Kipling

For the next 6-12 months the Democrats will be blaming the high unemployment rates of between 10% and 12% with over 15-18 million unemployed on the Bush Administration.

Then starting in 2010 the Democratic message will gradually change to one that the so-called stimulus package is working and they will take credit for any good news regarding the economy and the stock market, just in time for the 2010 elections.

The majority of the economic impact of the stimulus bill will be in 2011-2012 when the economy should be growing again, no thanks to the stimulus bill.

Unfortunately by then inflation will be exceeding 10% as the Federal Reserve decreases the money supply and raises interest rates to prevent rising inflation.

In economics and politics timing is everything and  lags happen.

If the timing is off, this can very easily result in a repeat of the Carter years with stagflation, little growth in the  economy, high unemployment  and  inflation rates.

The 2012 election will be a repeat of 1980.

Who will be the Ronald Reagan of 2o12–Former Speaker of the House–Newt Gingrich.

His running mate–Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin.

What concerns me and many others is that the so-called stimulus package was designed for political impact during the six to twelve months before the election of 2010 and not for immediate economic impact in the next six to twelve months.

President Obama and the Democratic Party are intentionally trying to scare people instead of doing something that would improve the economic situation.

The result will be millions and million of unemployed Americans with rising inflation rates two years out. This will hurt the poor and those on fixed income.

Should the misery index, the sum of  the unemployment rate and the inflation rate, rise above 15% both the Democrats and Obama will lose  in the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Misery index – era by U.S president

Index = Unemployment rate + Inflation rate
Rank President Time Period Index Average Low High
5 Harry Truman 1948–1952 7.87 Dec 1952 = 3.45 Jan 1948 = 13.63
1 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953–1960 6.26 Jul 1953 = 2.97 Apr 1958 = 10.98
3 John F. Kennedy 1961–1962 7.27 Jul 1962 = 6.40 Jul 1961 = 8.38
2 Lyndon B. Johnson 1963–1968 6.78 Nov 1965 = 5.70 Jul 1968 = 8.19
7 Richard Nixon 1969–1973 9.98 Jan 1968 = 7.80 Dec 1973 = 13.61
10 Gerald Ford 1974–1976 15.93 Dec 1976 = 12.66 Jan 1975 = 19.90
11 Jimmy Carter 1977–1980 16.27 Apr 1978 = 12.60 Jun 1980 = 21.98
9 Ronald Reagan 1981–1988 12.19 Dec 1986 = 7.70 Sep 1981 = 19.33
8 George H. W. Bush 1989–1992 10.68 Sep 1989 = 9.64 Nov 1990 = 12.47
4 Bill Clinton 1993–2000 7.80 Apr 1998 = 5.74 Jan 1993 = 10.56
6 George W. Bush 2001 – 2008 8.10 Oct 2006 = 5.71 Aug 2008 = 11.47

The American people will rightfully feel betrayed by the political class or elites of both parties.

Ignore  the  crisis creators with their cries of crisis, they may know what they are doing politically, but economically they are destroying  jobs and wealth for the next two years.

For that they justily deserve to pay a very high price; they should be voted out of office.

What is very disturbing is President Obama is out and out lying about the economic situation and the so-called stimulus package and he knows it.

The President is being called out on his lies, but he does not give a damn and just repeats the lies.

Barack Obama America’s Puppet President Pinocchio –The Transparent Lies–Ears and Nose Are Growing?

The American elites of both politically parties could care less that million of americans are unemployed and losing their homes.

If they truly cared they would shut down the open borders, deport all illegal aliens, cut tax rates now,  cut government spending, and pass the Fair Tax just for starters.

Neither political party has the will, courage or wisdom to do the above.

The public interest be damned.

Both are playing politics as usual.

The choice in 2010 and 2012 will be one of the lesser of two evils, welfare socialism or national socialism, not much difference between the two.

When was the last time Federal spending was actually cut and Departments eliminated?

Instead each day we hear of a new “commissar” or “czar” for energy, cars, etc.

Who is to blame?

Look in the mirror.

Then join the second American Revolution.

March on Washington on Saturday, July 4, 2009:

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Baby Boomers and Politicians

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth (Monterey 1967)

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Scenario Planning
“Scenario planning [or scenario thinking or scenario analysis] is a strategic planning method that some organizations use to make flexible long-term plans. It is in large part an adaptation and generalization of classic methods used by military intelligence.

The original method was that a group of analysts would generate simulation games for policy makers. The games combine known facts about the future, such as demographics, geography, military, political, industrial information, and mineral reserves, with plausible alternative social, technical, economic, environmental, educational, political and aesthetic (STEEEPA) trends which are key driving forces.

In business applications, the emphasis on gaming the behavior of opponents was reduced (shifting more toward a game against nature). At Royal Dutch/Shell for example, scenario planning was viewed as changing mindsets about the exogenous part of the world, prior to formulating specific strategies.

Scenario planning shines especially if it includes systems thinking, which recognizes that many factors may combine in complex ways to create sometime surprising futures (due to non-linear feedback loops). The method also allows the inclusion of factors that are difficult to formalize, such as novel insights about the future, deep shifts in values, unprecedented regulations or inventions. Systems thinking used in conjunction with scenario planning leads to plausible scenario story lines because the causal relationship between factors can be demonstrated. In these cases when scenario planning is integrated with a systems thinking approach to scenario development, it is sometimes referred to as structural dynamics. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scenario_planning

US Unemployment Rates 1950-2005

US Unemployment Rates 1950-2005

Employment Situation Summary

Technical information:
  Household data:    (202) 691-6378    USDL 09-0117
            http://www.bls.gov/cps/

  Establishment data:(202) 691-6555    Transmission of material in this release
            http://www.bls.gov/ces/    is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EST),
  Media contact:     (202) 691-5902    Friday, February 6, 2009.

                  THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION:  JANUARY 2009

   Nonfarm payroll employment fell sharply in January (-598,000) and the unem-
ployment rate rose from 7.2 to 7.6 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of
the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Payroll employment has declined
by 3.6 million since the start of the recession in December 2007; about one-
half of this decline occurred in the past 3 months.  In January, job losses
were large and widespread across nearly all major industry sectors.

Unemployment (Household Survey Data)

   Both the number of unemployed persons (11.6 million) and the unemployment
rate (7.6 percent) rose in January.  Over the past 12 months, the number of un-
employed persons has increased by 4.1 million and the unemployment rate has
risen by 2.7 percentage points.  (See table A-1.)

   The unemployment rate continued to trend upward in January for adult men
(7.6 percent), adult women (6.2 percent), whites (6.9 percent), blacks (12.6
percent), and Hispanics (9.7 percent).  The jobless rate for teenagers was un-
changed at 20.8 percent.  The unemployment rate for Asians was 6.2 percent in
January, not seasonally adjusted.  (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

   Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed
temporary jobs increased to 7.0 million in January.  This measure has grown
by 3.2 million during the last 12 months.  (See table A-8.)

   The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more)
was little changed at 2.6 million in January.  Over the past 12 months, the
number of long-term unemployed was up by 1.3 million.  The number of persons
unemployed less than 5 weeks rose to 3.7 million in January.  (See table A-9.)

Total Employment and the Labor Force (Household Survey Data)

   The civilian labor force participation rate, at 65.5 percent in January, has
edged down in recent months.  The employment-population ratio declined by 0.5
percentage point to 60.5 percent over the month, and by 2.4 percentage points
over the year.  (See table A-1.)

   The number of persons who worked part time for economic reasons (sometimes
referred to as involuntary part-time workers) was essentially unchanged in
January at 7.8 million; however, this measure was up by 3.1 million over the
past 12 months.  Included in this category are persons who would like to work
full time but were working part time because their hours had been cut back or
because they were unable to find full-time jobs.  (See table A-5.)
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Misery Index

“…The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun, and found by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation create economic and social costs for a country.[1] It is often incorrectly attributed to Chicago economist Robert Barro in the 1970s, due to the Barro Misery Index that additionally includes GDP and the bank rate.[2]

During the Presidential campaign of 1976, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter made frequent references to the Misery Index, which by the summer of 1976 was at 13.57%. Carter stated that no man responsible for giving a country a misery index that high had a right to even ask to be President. Carter won the 1976 election. However, by 1980, when President Carter was running for re-election against Ronald Reagan, the Misery Index had reached an all-time high of 21.98%. Carter lost the election to Reagan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misery_index_(economics)

Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows

By Michelle Malkin

“…Seattle on Monday. Denver on Tuesday. Mesa AZ on Wednesday. Overland Park, Kansas today. What a week, huh? We got the anti-stimulus, anti-entitlement protest ball rolling — and now the movement, spurred further by CNBC host Rick Santelli’s call for a “Chicago Tea Party,” is really taking off.

David Hogberg at Investor’s Business Daily has a nice piece out today spotlighting the growing taxpayer revolt the rest of the MSM won’t cover. He interviewed our registered commenters Liberty Belle Keli Carender, who spearheaded the Seattle anti-pork protest, and HuskerGirl Amanda Grosserode, who organized today’s anti-stimulus demonstration against Democrat Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, KS.

I’m happy to report on several new protest events now on the docket. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/21/tea-party-usa-the-movement-grows/

Rudyard Kipling

If

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

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Nancy Pelosi–Brilliant, Ignorant, Stupid, Evil–You Decide?

Posted on January 27, 2009. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Immigration, Investments, Law, Links, People, Politics, Rants, Raves, Religion, Taxes, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

 ABC This Week: Nancy Pelosi defends money for Family Planning in Stimulus Bill

 Pelosi Defends Family Planning Spending in Stimulus Package

January 25, 2009

http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/01/pelosi-defends.html

 

Pelosi was also asked about some of the more controversial spending in the stimulus package, including hundreds of millions to expand family planning services.

“The family planning services reduce cost,” Pelosi said. “One of the elements of this package is assistance to the states. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those — one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”

 

Having more babies increases the population and labor force and usually results in more not less economic growth–for example the baby boomers born in the US between 1946 and 1964 resulted in significant wealth creation in the United States.

When you increase the labor force and productivity you usually produce more.

While family planning with contraception or abortion may reduce government spending, it reduces the labor supply and results in less growth.

If you really want to cut state, county, city costs as well as taxes, stop paying for illegal immigrants that are crowding our schools, hospitals, jails, prisons, roads and send them all home to their country of origin.

Build a triple fence across the entire border with Mexico to slow if not stop further illegal immigration.

Start right now.

This would be a two-fer in that it would also cut unemployment rates when those employing illegal immigrants must replace them with unemployed American Citizens.

I dare the elites of both political parties to propose this.

The elites do not give a damn about unemployed Americans.

Every day I pass construction sites that have anywhere between 50% to 75% illegal immigrants employed as construction workers.

All of these jobs used to be done by American citizens including blacks, hispanics and whites.

Wakeup America!

You are being sold down the river by the likes of the above.

I vote evil for her.

The drug wars in Mexico are coming north.

Build the damn fence or face a second American Revolution.

The American people’s patience is running out.

Time to face realitly.

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Mexico On Verge Of Collapse

 

Hayworth Interview: Marines Stay Out of Mexico!


 

How Aging Boomers Will Change the Economy – Walter Shapiro

 

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More universal health care art from the kids Pelosi wants to “plan” out of existence

By Michelle Malkin

“…mentioned the universal health care propaganda kiddie art contest in my post earlier today on S-CHIP. They really deserve stand-alone attention — especially when juxtaposed with Nancy Pelosi’s view of these same kiddie human shields as burdens on the economy who need to be, um, preempted with tax-subsidized contraceptive and family planning services. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/26/more-universal-health-care-art-from-the-kids-pelosi-wants-to-plan-out-of-existence/

Baby Boomer

“Baby boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom. Many analysts now believe that two distinct cultural generations were born during this baby boom; the older generation is often called the Baby Boom Generation and the younger generation is often called Generation Jones.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The term “baby boomer” is sometimes used in a cultural context, and sometimes used to describe someone who was born during the post-WWII baby boom. Therefore, it is impossible to achieve broad consensus of a precise definition, even within a given territory. Different groups, organizations, individuals, and scholars may have widely varying opinions on what constitutes a baby boomer, both technically and culturally. Ascribing universal attributes to a broad generation is difficult, and some observers believe that it is inherently impossible. Nonetheless, many people have attempted to determine the broad cultural similarities and historical impact of the generation, and thus the term has gained widespread popular usage.

In general, baby boomers are associated with a rejection or redefinition of traditional values; however, many commentators have disputed the extent of that rejection, noting the widespread continuity of values with older and younger generations. In Europe and North America boomers are widely associated with privilege, as many grew up in a time of affluence.[7] As a group, they were the healthiest, and wealthiest generation to that time, and amongst the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.[8]

One of the unique features of Boomers was that they tended to think of themselves as a special generation, very different from those that had come before. In the 1960s, as the relatively large numbers of young people became teenagers and young adults, they, and those around them, created a very specific rhetoric around their cohort, and the change they were bringing about.[9] This rhetoric had an important impact in the self perceptions of the boomers, as well as their tendency to define the world in terms of generations, which was a relatively new phenomenon.

The baby boom has been described variously as a “shockwave”[7] and as “the pig in the python.”[8] By the sheer force of its numbers, the boomers were a demographic bulge which remodeled society as it passed through it. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boomer

 

“Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is the current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Before being elected Speaker in the 110th Congress, she was the House Minority Leader from 2003 to 2007, holding the post during the 108th, and 109th Congresses.

Since 1987, she has represented the 8th Congressional District of California, which consists of four-fifths of the City and County of San Francisco. The district was numbered as the 5th during Pelosi’s first three terms in the House.

With her election as Speaker, she is the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. She is also the first Italian-American and first Californian to serve as Speaker. She is the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains, with the first being Washington‘s Tom Foley, who was the last Democrat to hold the post before Pelosi. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi ranks second in the line of presidential succession, following Vice President Joe Biden, which makes her the highest-ranking female politician in United States history. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

 

Family Planning

Family planning is people planning when to have children,[1] and the use of birth control[2][3] and other techniques to implement such plans. Other techniques commonly used include sexuality education[4][3], prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections[3], preconceptional counseling[3] and management, and infertility management[2].

Family planning is sometimes used as a synonym for the use of birth control, though it often includes more.

It is most usually applied to a femalemale couple who wish to limit the number of children they have and/or to control the timing of pregnancy (also known as spacing children).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_planning

 

‘This Week’ Transcript: Nancy Pelosi

Sunday Exclusive: House Speaker on ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’

Boehner : we have to find a package that is the right size

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy. Food stamps, unemployment insurance, some of the initiatives you just mentioned. what the economists have told us from right to left. There is more bang for the buck, a term they use, by investing in food stamps and in unemployment insurance than in any tax cut  …”

 

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=6725512&page=1

 

 

Joint Operating Environment (JOE 2008)

http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2008/JOE2008.pdf

 

Mexico, U.S. step up drug-war cooperation

A top operative of Mexico’s infamous Sinaloa cartel was arrested Monday.

“…The growing violence in Mexico is largely attributed to battles between the major drug groups operating in Mexico, including the Sinaloa and Gulf cartels, and the fracturing that has taken place as leaders are arrested and factions have vied to assert control over lucrative smuggling routes.

Violence has even spilled over to the US. This weekend, a US Border Patrol agent was killed by a suspected drug smuggler when he tried to stop their fleeing Hummer.

The US has hailed the Calderón administration’s efforts. In response to the arrest of the alleged Sinaloa cartel leader, Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, US Ambassador Tony Garza said in a statement: “When Mexico takes dangerous criminals like Beltrán Leyva and his crew off the streets, the people of the United States also benefit.”

US Attorney General Mukasey pledged to help stop the flow of US guns into Mexico, which has long been blamed for the spectacular gun wars that often break out across this country.

He said US authorities are giving their Mexican counterparts more access to electronic databases to help trace weapons and plan to introduce a Spanish edition of the database soon.

Not all observers welcome a heavy hand from the north. Mr. Tirado says that cooperation is crucial, but worries that Mexico is reacting to what the US wants. “If you do not have a bilateral perspective, and are only following the north, you are not taking an integral approach,” he says.

 

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0123/p07s03-woam.html

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Nancy Pelosi–“Bankruptcy is Not An Option”–Socialist Stickup of American Taxpayers!

Posted on December 4, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Economics, Employment, Energy, Investments, Law, Life, Links, People, Politics, Quotations, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Resources, Security, Taxes, Technology, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

Big Spender

 

 

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.”

~James Bovard, Lost Rights. The Destruction of American Liberty (St. Martin’s Press: New York, 1994), p. 333.

 

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No More Bailouts!!!


 

 

Bankruptcy, Not a Bailout, Is a Better Option for Automakers

 

The Federal Government should not bailout or make billion dollar loans to any business, no matter how big.

No business is too big to fail or go bankrupt.

Bankruptcy is always an alternative.

Thousands of businesses go out of business or file for bankruptcy every day.

Thousands of new business start operations every day.

Congress has no Constitutional role to be lender of last resort to bailout or loan money to businesses that are losing money.

The primary reason the Democratic Party and Nancy Pelosi say that “bankruptcy is not an option” is that if the auto companies file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, than the auto companies will ask that all contracts, including labor contracts between the auto company and the union be cancelled or amended and new terms and conditions negotiated.

The IAW opposes this and is pressuring Congress, namely the Democratic Party, to bailout the auto companies to prevent General Motors, Ford and Chrysler from filing for bankruptcy.

The IAW has been a major contributor of money and labor to get out the vote for the Democratic Party for many years.

The auto companies bailout is a political payoff by the Democratic Party to save the IAW.

The American taxpayer is not a lender of last resort whereby Congress loans money to companies that have failed in the market for whatever reason including Federal government regulation and higher taxes.

I will vote against any Senator, Congressional Representative, and Presidential candidate that votes for any bailout of any company, state, or local government.

Ban Bailouts!

 

“It is interesting to observe that in the year 1935 the average individual’s incurious attitude towards the phenomenon of the State is precisely what his attitude was toward the phenomenon of the Church in the year, say, 1500. … it does not appear to have occurred to the Church-citizen of that day, any more than it occurs to the State-citizen of the present, to ask what sort of institution it was that claimed his allegiance.”

~Albert Jay Nock, Our Enemy, the State, c. 1935 (Delavan: Hallberg, 1983), p. 34.

 

ABBA- Winner Takes It All

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbJBvOKLh-A&feature=related 

 

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48% Say Failure of GM Best for the Economy

“…Nearly half of U.S. voters (48%) say it is better for the economy to let companies like General Motors fail rather than providing government subsidies to keep them in business.
Thirty-five percent (35%) believe it’s better to subsidize their continued existence, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Republicans and 60% of unaffiliated voters say it’s better to let troubled companies like GM fail, compared to 26% of Democrats. Fifty percent (50%) of Democrats think it’s better to subsidize them, but just one-quarter of GOP and unaffiliated voters agree.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of investors say it is better to let companies like GM fail, compared to 38% of non-investors.

In a survey last week, 46% of Americans opposed a government bailout for the Big Three automakers.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/general_business/48_say_failure_of_gm_best_for_the_economy

Pelosi Says Bankruptcy by Automakers ‘Not an Option’

“…U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes either Congress or the Bush administration will step in to aid domestic automakers because bankruptcy is “not an option.”

“I believe that an intervention will happen,” Pelosi said at a briefing in Washington. “Everybody is disadvantaged by bankruptcy, including our economy, so that’s not an option.”

Pelosi said Congress will either approve new loans for the auto industry or the Bush administration will provide funding through the $700 billion financial-markets rescue plan approved by Congress last month. …”

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aBR5nQbuo1bU

 

Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code

“Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is available to any business, whether organized as a corporation or sole proprietorship, and to individuals, although it is most prominently used by corporate entities. In contrast, Chapter 7 governs the process of a liquidation bankruptcy, while Chapter 13 provides a reorganization process for the majority of private individuals with unsecured debts of less than $336,900.00 and secured debts of less than $1,010,650.00 as of April 1, 2007.

“…When a business is unable to service its debt or pay its creditors, the business or its creditors can file with a federal bankruptcy court for protection under either chapter 7 or chapter 11. In chapter 7, the business ceases operations and a trustee sells all of its assets and distributes the proceeds to its creditors. In chapter 11, in most instances the debtor remains in control of its business operations as a “debtor in possession”, and is subject to the oversight and jurisdiction of the court.[1] The court can grant complete or partial relief from most of the company’s debts and its contracts. Sometimes, if the business’s debts exceed its assets, then at the completion of bankruptcy the company’s owners all end up without anything; all their rights and interests are ended and the company’s creditors are left with ownership of the newly reorganized company. …”

“…All creditors are entitled to be heard by the court which is responsible for determining whether the plan of reorganization complies with the purposes of the bankruptcy law and provides for fair and equitable treatment of all parties in interest.

Some contracts, known as executory contracts, may be rejected if canceling them would be financially favorable to the company and its creditors. Such contracts include labor union contracts, supply or operating contracts (with both vendors and customers) and real estate leases. The standard feature of executory contracts is that each party to the contract has duties remaining under the contract. In the event of a rejection, the remaining parties to the contract become unsecured creditors of the debtor.

Chapter 11 is reorganization, as opposed to liquidation. Debtors may “emerge” from a chapter 11 bankruptcy within a few months or within several years, depending on the size and complexity of the bankruptcy. Debtors in Chapter 11 have the exclusive right to propose a plan of reorganization for a period of time. After that time has elapsed, creditors may also propose plans. Plans must satisfy a number of criteria in order to be “confirmed” by the bankruptcy court. Among other things, creditors must vote to approve the plan of reorganization. If a plan cannot be confirmed, the court may either convert the case to a liquidation under Chapter 7 or, if in the best interests of the creditors and the estate, the case may be dismissed resulting in a return to the status quo before bankruptcy. If the case is dismissed, creditors will look to nonbankruptcy law in order to satisfy their claims. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_11

 

Auto bailout bill up to $34 billion; White House “not ruling” it out

By Michelle Malkin

“…Cha-ching. Cha-ching. Cha-ching. The bill for the auto bailout expanded from $25 billion to $34 billion today. Groveling is hard work!

Here you go:

The heads of struggling auto giants General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler reappeared on the Hill yesterday to make their case anew. This time, they came more prepared. The most ambitious business plan proposed was by General Motors, the world’s largest auto company, currently teetering on the verge of collapse. It set out a plan to recapture revenue through deep cuts—including slashing 20 percent of its jobs, shutting nine factories, and trying to reduce pay through talks with the United Automobile Workers union.

Along with a more structured plan, however, the Big 3 also had an even bigger request: $34 billion in loans, compared with the $25 billion they’d asked for two weeks ago.

If you weren’t already feeling Scrooge-y, here’s the White House refusing to rule any bailout in or out: …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/12/03/auto-bailout-bill-up-to-34-billion-white-house-not-ruling-it-out/

 

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The Missing SNL Bailout Skit: Censorship Under A Democratic Party Obama Regime

Posted on October 8, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, Comedy, Economics, Immigration, Investments, Links, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Talk Radio, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

 

SNL Skit – Banned (NBC Claiming Copyright – Bullcrap!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK9dt0yqpIk

http://patdollard.com/2008/10/it-is-here-the-banned-snl-skit-cannot-hide-from-louie/

 

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Democratic Party leaders ordered the pulling of the very funny SNL bailout skit after their financial backers complained that the truth really hurts.

SNL complied on orders from the network bosses.

I feel their pain.

I did not get to watch it.

This is just a taste of what is in store should the Democratic Party control the Senate, House and Presidency.

Free speech under radical socialism means do not reveal the truth even in a skit.

The Democratic Party and some Republicans would also like to destroy talk radio.

The recent bailout bill resulted in Congress being bombarded by telephone calls and e-mails opposing the bill by 99 to 1.

This also happened with the comprehensive immigration bill.

Once the American people became aware of what the American elites of both parties were trying to pull they made the call and sent the e-mail.

Should the American elites mess with talk radio and try to destroy it, millions of Americans will march on Washington–it will not be pretty.

What the American elites will not admit is that talk radio each day has an audence of over 100 million listeners.

Most talk show listeners have several favorite talk radio shows that they enjoy listening to both driving to work and when working listening to online over the web.

The bailout bill should have been defeated.

The American people are watching to see who really is bailout.

The American people are also watching the latest FCC end run by the left to use diversity and localism to stop talk radio.

Nice try but we are on to your tactics.

The American elites are playing with fire and they will get burned.

 

The forbidden skit: Full transcript and screenshots of SNL’s Soros/Sandler bailout satire
By Michelle Malkin

‘NBC is furiously erasing its tracks. Any attempts to upload the forbidden SNL bailout skit skewering George Soros and his left-wing subprime schemer friends Herbert and Marion Sandler will likely be squashed. So, I transcribed the whole comedy sketch for you and provided screenshots for the 7-minute video that has disappeared from NBC and Hulu. (Pat Dollard’s blog has posted the full clip on its server. Thanks to Ms. Underestimated for the .wmv file.)

The hits on the Sandlers ( “People who should be shot”) and Soros ( “Owner, Democratic Party”) occur near the end of the skit. …”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/07/the-forbidden-skit-full-transcript-and-screenshots-of-snls-sorossandler-bailout-satire/

 

The missing SNL bailout skit — and the Soros connection

By Michelle Malkin 

“…Over the weekend, I watched a hilarious, dead-on, and surprisingly honest skit on Saturday Night Live about the craptastic bailout and its Democrat roots. The skit called out Fannie/Freddie and featured Nancy Pelosi dragging out various sob-story “victims” — who turned out to be a parade of deadbeats and schemers. I was going to post the video for you tonight, but I can’t.

The video has been pulled. Vanished into thin air. (Go here for full transcript and screenshots.)

Where did it go and why?

I have a theory.

One of the rapacious couples featured in the skit was Herbert and Marion Sandler (portrayed by Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson). Unlike the other composite figures, the Sandlers are a real-life couple.

Also lampooned: Left-wing billionaire George Soros.

As Todd Thurman at Heritage notes, the Sandlers are left-wing moguls who built “a mortgage company whose major product was subprime mortgages and they sold it to Wachovia for $24.2 billion in 2006. And what do the Sandlers do when they are not peddling subprime garbage? They are busy writing checks to leftist groups like the Center for American Progress, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Yes that ACORN.”

The Sandlers are seething over the skit. And George Soros must be livid as well. Anyone else smell a legal threat behind the disappearance of the vid?

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/06/the-missing-snl-bailout-skit-and-the-soros-connection/ 

 

“Fairness Doctrine” = Unfair = censorship

 

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Why Rush Wins
It’s not terribly complicated.By Byron York

“…What motivates him came through in our discussion of his years on the air before the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. When he told of being ordered by station management not to discuss controversial topics — pretty much standard procedure at the time — it was clear how frustrating he found the situation. But his frustration seemed to come not so much from being forbidden to discuss politics on the air as from being forbidden from discussing anything interesting on the air.

“The real practical effect of the Fairness Doctrine was to shut down all controversial programming, because management would not deal with complaints,” Limbaugh told me. “So when you did listen to talk shows on the radio, they were dull and boring and horrible.”

“…The bottom line isn’t really about politics. It’s about radio. If Limbaugh were a liberal, we’d probably be talking about why liberals dominate talk radio. So you can talk about ownership and diversity all you want. But the bottom line is that Limbaugh simply knows radio, and what works on radio, better than anyone else in the world. That’s why he wins.”  

http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/summary_0199-6848744_ITM

 

Stanley Kurtz’s Fairness Doctrine Preview   [Guy Benson]

“…Stanley Kurtz’s appearance on the Milt Rosenberg radio program in Chicago last night provided an unsettling look into the authoritarian tactics being employed by the Obama campaign to stifle and intimidate its critics.

I happened to be in the WGN studios for the entire affair because my friend, Zack Christenson, produces the show in question. He was aware of my previous reporting on the Obama-Ayers connection and kindly invited me to sit in on the two-hour interview. (For full disclosure, I work for two other radio stations in Chicago, WIND, and WYLL).

As I arrived at the downtown Chicago studios a few hours before show time, the phones began ringing off the hook with irate callers demanding Kurtz be axed from the program. It didn’t take long to discover that the Obama campaign—which had declined invitations to join the show for its duration to offer rebuttals to Kurtz’s points—had sent an “Obama Action Wire” e-mail to its supporters, encouraging them to deluge the station with complaints.

Why? Because, naturally, Kurtz is a “right-wing hatchet man,” a “smear merchant” and a “slimy character assassin” who is perpetrating one of the “most cynical and offensive smears ever launched against Barack.”

Evidently, much of Obama nation is composed of obedient and persistent sheep. They jammed all five studio lines for nearly the entire show while firing off dozens of angry emails. Many vowed to kick their grievances up the food chain to station management. After 90 minutes of alleged smear peddling, Milt Rosenberg (a well-respected host whose long-form interview show has aired in Chicago for decades) opened the phone lines, and blind ignorance soon began to crackle across the AM airwaves. The overwhelming message was clear: The interview must be put to an end immediately, and the station management should prevent similar discussions from taking place. …”

“…Team Obama is fast becoming the campaign that cried “smear.” They labeled the National Right to Life committee “liars” for providing evidence of some unpleasant facts about their candidate’s record on a series of infanticide votes. This tendency to lash out and engage in baseless name-calling not only smacks of desperation; it also may foreshadow an Obama presidency’s strategy in handling unfavorable media reports and sources.  …”

If anyone still believes reinstating the Fairness Doctrine isn’t a top priority for the American Left, last night’s example offered a stark and alarming wake-up call. Still not convinced? For goodness sake, read Jonah’s book.

UPDATE: Here is the podcast of the full show.

 http://media.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZmRhYmE3NzFlMTljNTdmZGQ3MjhkYTVjNzdmMjVhMzE=

 

Right Wing Radio — The Eternal Enemy   [Jonah Goldberg]

“…Let’s stipulate that the report is accurate about the fact that conservatives dominate talk radio. Who among us is shocked by this very old news? What I find simply amazing is that liberals see nothing wrong with using the state to police media content when they don’t like the content.

Does anyone really believe liberals would even entertain this renewed passion for the fairness doctrine if talk radio were overwhelmingly liberal? It just strikes me as so transparently opportunistic and unprincipled. If a conservative were to argue that the state should get involved in making Hollywood, or the biggest newspapers, or the broadcast news networks, or leading museums, publishing houses, or universities less liberal, liberals would justifiably scream bloody murder about censorship and propaganda.

Yes, yes, I know that they are public airwaves, blah blah blah. But every industry relies on some public accommodation of some kind. Museums and universities get major subsidies, tax breaks etc, newspapers are given all sorts of special considerations, from access to government workings and legal leeway in the courts. Indeed, many leading journalists argue for the de facto licensing of elite journalists by making them immune from prosecution under whistleblower and other laws against leaking. And the biggest newspapers are also deeply involved in radio and tv broadcasting. And let’s not even discuss public broadcasting.

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWE3MThlMjgyMGRiZmQ4ZThjODhlNzFlNDIxYzYwZWY=

 

The Fairness Doctrine at Work

By William Tate

“…For those not familiar with the Fairness Doctrine, it was a Federal Communications Commission policy that required radio and TV stations to, in effect, provide equal time on matters of public importance. A station which did not do so ran the risk of losing its broadcast license, something which Rupert Murdoch once famously compared to having a license to print money.

The Fairness Doctrine was originally intended to encourage a public dialogue on controversial issues by ensuring that both sides of a topic were aired. As a former radio and TV journalist, I can assure you that the opposite was true. Station owners were afraid that their licenses would be yanked if there was the slightest possibility that they could be accused of violating the doctrine; it was far safer to simply avoid controversial matters.
That, and its questionable constitutionality, caused the Reagan-era F.C.C. to repeal the Fairness Doctrine. Within months, Rush Limbaugh’s program was nationally syndicated, and radio programming has never been the same. Many industry observers credit Rush with single-handedly saving the AM band, one reason he has achieved cult-like status among broadcasters.
Liberals often seemed perplexed by the success of conservatives in talk radio and the abject failure of liberal talk radio (see Air America, Jim Hightower, Ed Schultz, etc.), another example of how their belief in government regulation blinds them to the way the free market operates. It’s the law of supply and demand. Liberals have long had multiple media outlets to turn to: government-supported PBS and NPR, the broadcast networks, the newsweeklies, the Times and the Post, and the rest of the legacy media. …”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/the_fairness_doctrine_at_work.html

 

FCC Tries to Hush Rush

Jim Boulet Jr.

“…The “Hush Rush” crowd’s dream has been to revive the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” which once required any radio station airing a conservative program to provide equal time for the liberal view. The doctrine’s advocates have tried using the democratic process, but to no avail whatsoever: In 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the latest effort 309 to 115.

Yet regulations proposed on January 28 by the Federal Communications Commission would effectively reinstate the Fairness Doctrine via something called “localism.” This is legislation by stealth — most of the Fairness Doctrine’s opponents might not know about it until it’s too late. All opportunity for public comment on FCC’s proposal ceases on June 11, 2008.

Which isn’t to say it was impossible to see this coming. The Left has long sought new ways of bringing back the Fairness Doctrine, and their latest gambit features a sizable dose of political correctness.

In 2007, the Center for American Progress issued a report, “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio,” that cleverly recasts the Fairness Doctrine as “localism” by stating that “any effort to encourage more responsive and balanced radio programming will first require steps to increase localism.”

The center’s report also urged quotas by race and sex for radio-station ownership, because a survey of all “10,506 licensed commercial radio stations reveals that stations owned by women, minorities, or local owners are statistically less likely to air conservative hosts or shows.” …”

“…Radio-station managers know that their job security is endangered by anything that might conceivably cause trouble for the station owners who employ them. Also, those purporting to represent minority interests often take political correctness to new levels. Think of the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), whose touchiness is already legendary — what would such a group do if legally guaranteed influence over radio programming? CAIR has equally touchy affiliates in 19 states.

Should the FCC prevail, radio stations will return to the sort of programming that predominated during the days of the Fairness Doctrine, only filtered by 2008-style political correctness. Instead of full debate on controversial issues such as amnesty for illegal aliens, AM radio will become a herd of independent minds, a vast “Air America” from sea to shining sea in which never a conservative word is heard.

The FCC’s regulations are so far along that the Bush administration’s proposed rule-making moratorium will not stop them.

Congress could pass a resolution of disapproval. Or, President Bush might ask the FCC to find other things to occupy its time. …”

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjMzZGIyYTMzYmM5ZmI5YzViNWQxYjAyZWRiMzA2YzY=&w=MQ==

 

Flash: SNL rewriting bailout skit, “didn’t meet their standards“

By Michelle Malkin 

 

“…Peter Viles at L.A. Land reports that Saturday Night Live is rewriting its forbidden Soros/Sandler-bashing
bailout skit because it “didn’t meet their standards.”

Translation: It didn’t meet George Soros’s and the Sandlers’ standards!

The scoop: …”

“…George Soros:

Owner, Democratic Party.

Owner, NBC.

***

I’m told the rewrite will remove the “People who should be shot” chyron below the Sandlers.

As for standards…

Commenter madmonk: “Standard[s]? What standards? They ‘joked’ about incest in the Palin family. So again… what standards?”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/07/flash-snl-rewriting-bailout-skit-didnt-meet-their-standards/

 

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