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OLBERMANN CRITICIZES FAUX PRESIDENT OBAMA – HELL FREEZES OVER!!!

Yes, it happened this evening . . . Keith Olbermann, Obama lapdog & apologist extraordinaire, criticized Obama and his “Justice” Department. Seems his administration has taken steps that are more extreme than Bush 43 ‘s position on wiretapping and a citizen’s right to sue the government.

We all remember how outraged the left and the MSM media were about Bush’s tactics and the wide scale intrusion into our right for privacy? This evening in the irony of ironies it was Olbermann bringing this issue to the forefront. For the first 10 minutes of his program he was the Keith of old … performing like an actual journalist.  Alas, that didn’t last very long . . .  one segment that’s all!

To the point:

The Obama administration is defending, yet again, the wide ranging illegal wire tapping program of the Bush administration despite fiercely criticizing this policy during the Presidential campaign. His Justice Department is advancing the usual circular logic argument of “national security” in defending the government against a suit brought on behalf of AT&T customers who suspect that their communications were illegally intercepted by federal authorities.



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TROLL! J’ACCUSE – FALSELY ACCUSED – PART II

OK, where was I? Oh ya, I had just been handed my head, figuratively speaking of course, by the site administrator over at Free Republic for a still undisclosed and unknown reason.

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"Off with her head!", the Red Queen said.

What was really weird was I had just posted an update on Obama, martial law, and Blackwater. How could my “offense” have anything to do with that? Hmmm, not likely. Could it be my last post of a few days earlier, on my other blog, Say No to Plastic and entitled, Memo to Megyn Kelly – Using Plastic Bags is So Yesterday? If that was the reason, that would also be weird for two reasons.

One, I’ve posted on concerns about our thoughtless use of all forms of plastic before on Free Republic without suffering any consequences. While most did not agree with me, some did. I didn’t expect complete agreement. One knows in advance that people preaching about global warming, for example, are not welcomed there. I’ve tried to be respectful and mindful of that . . . never vilifying the plastic industry.

Besides we can’t all agree with each other all the time; Kool-Aid Kids and Obama bots do that . . . not adults. Aren’t Freepers and Puma’s against lock-step thought and absolute adherence to every point of view held by their leaders? I thought so.

Two, if the Megyn Kelly post was the offense, why take this action now? The post had already been up for days.

So what happened? I still don’t know. What I do know is this. This action by the administrator at Free Republic is emblematic, symptomatic of what has happened to Americans in our country. We just don’t listen to each other any more. Most of the time, we don’t have the courtesy to give the other side an opportunity to talk and present their side of an issue. Sad. We spend more time looking for bad guys than we spend on looking for good ideas. The former is a waste of time . . . the latter is productive.

That is too bad, because we are all diminished when, with “knee jerk reactions”, we close our ears and our minds to those holding opposing opinions. Holding onto strident positions without considering, even momentarily, that there is another legitimate point of view weakens us.

Let me give you two small examples of personal changes I have made.

For years I have been against drilling in ANWR and building new nuclear plants. While I remain a Hillary supporter, once it was clear Obama was going to be selected to run for POTUS by the Dems, I became a McCain/Palin supporter believing that putting country ahead of party was the only thing to do.

I thought Palin was a brilliant pick by McCain . . . still do . . . and if the Republican Party wants to resurrect itself, it needs more common sense people like Palin. Anyone think if Palin was Governor of California that the State would have the deficits that have been allowed to grow under Schwarzenegger? No, of course, not. Ah, but I digress.

When Sarah was campaigning I heard her discussions about ANWR. Who better to discuss the issue than the Governor of Alaska. Not surprisingly, her observations of the importance of ANWR and its environmental impact were markedly different from what is generally portrayed in the MSM.

I also listened to McCain discussing nuclear power and remembered living through Three Mile Island when I lived in Pennsylvania. I still remember radio station KYW’s updates. We were told that there was a real possibility that we were going to have to evacuate; the fear was thick, palpable. I remember asking myself, if there’s only a half hour to decide what to keep and what to leave behind (forever?) what my choices would be.

I listened to McCain’s point about accident free power on subs and throughout the country; not a single accident in 20 years. Even after having lived through the Three Mile Island fear, I changed my position. Times change, the economy changes, what is necessary to continue to foster growth and greatness changes. We need to look at ourselves and ask if we are holding on to positions that no longer make any sense.

Right now the State of California has the resources and ability to run budget surpluses and get out of debt. Want to know how? Start opening the off shore oil leases. Start pumping the oil. In a barely reported story, FOX detailed how California and the country could profit. Instead, lacking the political will to do what makes sense and is for the common good, the “Governator” would rather take money from the “stimulus” bill . . . would rather have tax payers from Georgia and across the country foot their largess!

So what’s the moral to this? Well, for starters, any site/blog administrator can choose to do what they want, but I would suggest there was a better way to handle this.

I’ve deleted a hand full of comments over the last year . . . maybe six or seven. I’ve also left repugnant comments when I felt the comments were a true reflection of the person making them. In one case I was called a Nazi ”C” word . . . no not that “C” word . . . Conservative . . . the four letter one that begins with “C” and rhymes with runt.

I have a page called “Deleted” that gives the posting guidelines here. The first guideline is not to attack me personally. Attack the problem or topic of the post. This blog is supposed to be place for intelligent discourse, after all.

Let me point out, yet again, that no group has a monopoly on common sense, good ideas, or ideas for moving this country forward. More than ever before, we need to be talking to each other and listening . . . listening . . . even if the topic being discussed is one we do not agree with.

BTW, I checked my emails again this morning. Still no response to query. Think I’ll ever here back?

{{Sound of crickets}} Bueller? Bueller? Hello . . . is anyone there?

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TROLL! J’ACCUSE – FALSELY ACCUSED – PART I

A few days ago I posted this under the title Can One be PUMA and a Freeper at the Same Time. Yesterday I realized that what I am discussing is much larger than a site administrator suddenly revoking someone’s posting privileges without any notice and completely out of the blue or my bruised feelings about the unjust accusation. Hence the title change.

This is really about us. All of us . . . closing ourselves off into little groups, hurling accusations, like spit balls, at people and ideas we don’t agree with. As you read this. Ask yourself how many ideas you are really giving a fair voice to?

For months, the answer to that question has been yes, as it relates to me. That all ended two days ago, when my posting privileges at Free Republic (where Freepers come from if you don’t know) were suspended for being a troll. A troll! AN OBAMA TROLL? WHAT KIND OF TROLL?

Need I say that I was stunned? Anyone that continues to visit this site knows my positions on faux President Obama and his ineligibility of hold the office of POTUS, the new age phony Democrats, my support of Sarah Palin, and host of other topics that continue to plague this country. Taking about plagues, we can put Princess Pelosi, Haughty Reed, Piggy Schumer, and Barfy Frank in that class. Scratch the word “class” none of these people have any class . . . replace that with cabal.

For those who have never heard of Free Republic, it is a conservative site where “true believers” and Reagan Republicans come to blog and share information. Some have called it a rabid den full of conservative loonies, not me, but guess who? Before going any further, if anyone wants to jump ugly about either PUMA’s or Freepers, don’t. This is not meant to be disparaging of either group!

I, on the other hand, found it to be a place that welcomed me, a fierce moderate (something I share with Benjamin Franklin), a Hillary supporter, and a one time Democrat. Point of fact, they found me before I found them. I’d never heard of them and probably would have never sought this group out on my own. So how did the relationship happen?

When reviewing the blog stats for this site, I continued to see numerous hits from the Free Republic site. Hmmm . . . who were these people? Freepers were reading what I had to say on a daily basis. After visiting their site and with a little trepidation, I joined the group because I found I agreed with most (not all) of their positions. (Candidly, I’m always a little suspicious of people that claim to hold every position I hold. That’s not possible and anyone who claims to hold identical thoughts with you all the time is either lying to themselves or lying to you.)

Yes, I joined a group with the dreaded “C” word . . . no not that “C” word you fool . . . Conservatives. What I found were smart, savvy, to the point, and in your face people who dislike the direction our country has taken, as much as the PUMA’s do. Yes, I am a PUMA and proud of it.

So, what could be the problem since both groups that I associate with share a love of country, a belief that the Constitution is of paramount importance . . . that it is the life blood of this country and that our country’s continued greatness is dependent upon adherence to the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the documents that form our most perfect Union.

The only thing I can figure out is I have second blog that has a very tiny following. It is called Say No to Plastic which I will get back to in a minute. It couldn’t have been my last post at Hillary and me, which focused on an update on Obama’s abilities to declare martial law. SO, I’m guessing this is the reason because I really don’t know. I immediately sent an email to the site administrator asking what I had done that caused the equivalent of my being guillotined in France. The response I received was:

{{Sound of crickets}} Bueller? Bueller? Hello . . . is anyone there?

Yup, no response from the administrator of a group that should represent respectful freedom of speech and thought . . . one would think anyway. Not a word …. Zippo, zero, zilch, nada.

Tomorrow, more in Part II.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARES MARTIAL LAW – UPDATED

We are only 60 plus days into the faux president’s term and I am wondering how much more can this country take.  He is even worse than I anticipated  . . . a mix of Carter’s incompetence with a dash of Bush’s arrogance! God, help us!

Worse still, those of us who warned Obama could never be trusted to defend the Constitution, those of us who warned Obama cares not a whit about anyone but himself, are not surprised by the mysterious appearance of “22 military police and an Army officer into the tiny Alabama town of Samson last week ” as reported by USA Today on March 18th.   “No one” seems to know who authorized this incursion.

Another in a series of unexplained mysteries, like how Supreme Court Justice Scalia and Roberts appear to be unaware of the law suits brought before the Court.  These “mysteries” are so believable, right? The U.S. Army would like to know who sent the military police into Samson.  Here’s what I’d like to know.  How can any Army spokesperson ask that question with a straight face!

The Associated Press reports that an Army spokesman says the military has launched an inquiry to find out what happened, why the troops were sent from nearby Fort Rucker, what they did while there and whether any federal laws were broken.  Hmm, were any federal laws broken like the Posse Comitatus Act, perhaps?

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States.

The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act.

I wrote the following on November 2, 2008.

Anyone remember Biden’s warning that in 6 months there would be a crisis facing the country and many people would not support Obama’s actions even though the new Administration felt they were right? What’s to prevent a faux President Obama from declaring martial law? Thanks to Bush 43’s signing NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51, a faux President Obama could do this at will, in the name of national security!

In another barely reported story, powerful generals from the most powerful nations in the world recently held a meeting in tiny town in upstate New York. The Army has also stationed an infantry unit inside the United States. It is the first time a dedicated unit has been given an assignment as a response force for “crowd control” and other sorts of internal tasks.

Above all, let us not forget about Blackwater.  Candidate Obama was unwilling to say he would suspend their operation in Iraq (and elsewhere)  if elected President.  This is one of the few times that our faux President has kept his word.  Blackwater is still on the government payroll, as it were.

And if you are still not convinced that the use of Blackwater Worldwide by President Obama is far fetched, listen to this October 2007 Bill Moyers interview with investigative journalist  Jeremy Scahill.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED!

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THE OBAMAS STUNNING LACK OF SAVVY, SOPHISTICATION, & STATESMANSHIP – DISSING PM BROWN & THE BRITS

By now most people have either  read or heard about the Obamas’ shabby treatment of England’s  Prime Minister Brown, one of America’s resolute allies.  I promised myself that I would let this pass, but I can’t.  There are faux pas and then there are faux pas, and this one was a dozy . . . by the Obamas . . . the duo who wants us to think Jack and Jackie every time we see them!

Candidly, I am ashamed that the Mr. Obama, America’s faux President, behaved in such a low class and boorish manner. You better believe the Kennedys’ would never have behaved with such a stunning lack of sophistication. This is from Canada Free Press:

Obama, the man that would “fix” our (America’s) “bad image” with the rest of the world, has just dissed Churchill after only one month in office. […] the British government has been made nervous about the relationship between England and the U.S. because of the casual return (given to President Bush immediately after 9/11 as sign of solidarity between our countries) of their generously loaned Churchill bust.

It isn’t just the shabby thoughtless gifts that the Obamas exchanged with the Prime Minister and his wife, it is the obvious fact that Obama and his team were clueless & didn’t recognize that the stagecraft needed for a visit from the British Prime Minister required the same careful stagecraft and planning as was displayed  by Obama during his run up to the presidency.

British officials admit that the White House and US State Department staff was utterly bemused by complaints that the Prime Minister should have been granted full-blown press conference and a formal dinner, as has been customary. They concede that Obama aides seemed unfamiliar with the expectations that surround a major visit by a British prime minister.

(Say what?)

[…] the mood of the event was at times strained, as Mr. Brown handed over carefully selected gifts, including a pen holder made from the wood of a warship that helped stamp out the slave trade, a sister ship of the vessel from which timbers were taken to build Mr. Obama’s Oval Office desk.  Mr. Obama’s gift in return, a collection of Hollywood film DVDs that could have been bought from any high street store, looked like the kind of thing the White House might hand out to the visiting head of a minor African state.

My immediate thought, after hearing about the Hollywood collection of DVD’s (presented in a format that the British PM cannot play in England) was hey, “why not also give Prime Minister Brown and his wife coupons for Pizza Hut or Kentucky Fried Chicken?”  At least the coupons could be redeemed!  After all, what kid doesn’t like pizza?  Maybe the DVD collection can be used for a door stop.

Is it necessary to point out that:

“British Prime ministers are just not treated this way by American presidents.  They are personally greeted at the airport. They are treated to state dinners or overnights at Camp David. Their private meetings are always followed by a long joint press conference in which members of each nation’s press get to question both heads of state at length.”

Well, apparently it is necessary to point this out to the Obamas. Here’s something else, “he made Prime Minister Brown look foolish back home, something that will not be lost on other heads of state.”

Making a guest look foolish is simply unforgivable, particularly when the guest is a representative of one of America’s most steadfast allies.  One wants to scream, “Are you kidding me?  Obama, are you so lame, so dumb, so self-absorbed as to not get this basic point?”

Memo to the Obamas: visits by Heads of State and British Prime ministers are not to be taken casually. Visits of this nature demand that you, America’s representative, present the very best of our country.These visits can either cement relationships or destroy them.

These visits should be handled with grace and dignity (DVD’s don’t qualify as dignified) and you should be aware that they require statesmanship, staging, and clarity of purpose.

BTW, Barack, you know those little gauze covers placed on lemon halves that sometimes accompany meals? They are to be left on when squeezing the lemon. It is gauche to remove them and demonstrates a lack of breeding.

Also, I bet if Michelle takes the time to look, she can find a book on proper White House etiquette that you two can read, before you welcome guests to our White House, again!  I’m not sure, but I think Letitia Baldrige may still be available for advice.

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OBAMA – TRUTH & TRANSPARENCY FOR EVERYONE BUT HIMSELF


Truth and transparency . . . the words continually roll off of Obama’s lips day in and day out. T & T . . . is the new mantra of his administration.  Here’s another one, Obama’s “no earmarks” dictum.  It  turned out to be just another campaign slogan ringing hollow and never meant to be honored.   The “no earmarks” pledge was spoken of adoringly and honored . . . drum roll please . . . not!

The Omnibus bill, Obama termed it an imperfect bill (do ya think?) passed with 9,000 earmarks. So much for T & T in the Obama administration. Seems to me the operative question should be, “how many pledges did Obama make during the campaign for POTUS has he actually kept?”

Poor boy, he had no way of controlling those earmarks, don’t ya know, despite his pledge to “go line by line” in every bill and pull out the pork. Of course, constitutionally he has no power or authority to do that . . . never had that authority. One would never know that, of course, because the MSM was too busy genuflecting in adoration to point that out. But hey, what’s the Constitution, right? Right? RIGHT?

The truth is, why shouldn’t Obama think he can bend the Constitution anyway he wants to? He has gone out of his way to ignore the “natural born citizen” clause of the Constitution. In fact, Obama and his teams of enablers and lawyers have gone to extraordinary lengths to hide the truth about his place of birth, his biological father, and citizenship, etc. Here’s another truth. Obama may have taught Constitutional law, but he continues to demonstrate undisguised contempt for the document he has sworn to “uphold and protect”. Author, Joan Swirsky has termed Obama a Trojan Horse and has written about his contempt for the Constitution, here:

Barack Obama was an anti-constitutionalist professor. He studied the Constitution and he flatly rejected it. He doesn’t like the Constitution. He thinks it is flawed. Now I understand why he was so reluctant to wear the American flag lapel pin….he says that the Constitution ‘is a charter of negative liberties. This is nothing short of a condemnation of the Constitution, and he calls himself a professor. The greatest government, the freest society in the history of the world, and Professor Obama calls it a charter of negative liberties!

Ironically, there is no hiding the truth when it comes to providing basic information validating one’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS. In many ways, it’s a lot like being pregnant. Either you are or you aren’t pregnant.  There’s nothing in-between.  Either the  documents required by all seeking the office of president, those which validate (unequivocally) the status of “natural born citizen”  have been provided or they haven’t.  No equivocations, no half truths, no half being pregnant.

Mr. Obama, either you can produce the myriad of records demonstrating your eligibility to be President of the United States or you can’t. It is clear after all these stall laden months, you cannot. There is ( never has been)  no other explanation.

Why do I continue to write about this? Why are thousands and thousands of people across the country pursuing this, spending time and money seeking the truth? Because this remains a legitimate issue that must be resolved.

This is not going away!

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LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY – OBAMA CHRIS MATTHEWS CARTOON

Some things just speak for themselves!  Hat tip to  Conservative Action Alerts.

Oh, (swoon) how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways!

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