I’m posting this without comment.
The following article appeared on Saturday April 19th in the Washington Times. (H/T to tpt/ny)
Key witness in passport fraud case fatally shot
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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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Well, before anyone wants to jump ugly . . .
let me say up front I wasn’t looking for this quote. I happened to hear it today while I was channel surfing.I usually don’t quote Bible verses, but this one resonated today given the fact that (Hail Caesar) Geithner wants even more control over our financial institutions and the economy.
Since I’ve quoted from the one above let me also quote from my favorite Bible verse, as well.
Sometimes one needs to take a break, step back, and make assessments. After having taken a step out the Obama maelstrom for a few days, I wish could say I felt this country was heading in the right direction. I can’t because it isn’t.
During mass yesterday, interspersed between the prayers and music for Palm Sunday, were thoughts of the fraud Obama and his hitman Tim “gimme more power’ Geithner.
Until such time as the evidence proves contrary, Obama remains the first man to fraudulently secure the office of POTUS knowing from the beginning that he was always ineligible.
His election to the highest office in the land remains a travesty. I could almost find a way to make this abomination less disgusting if his policies were good for this country or if he was a good president; neither is true. The truth is his economic policies are tearing the country into pieces.
SO, here we are with Geithner seizing control of the nation’s banks through extortion (take the TARP money, or else!) using fear and yelling “chaos, crisis, hurry…. hurry….NOW!” The faux President fires the head of General Motors, and the Congress tries to pass a retroactive law taxing bonuses of AIG executives at a 90% rate . . . and the MSM is talking about Michele’s short sleeve dresses!
I have but two questions:
Did you find it? Didn’t think so!
Keith Olbermann . . . bad actor and cartoon character is at it again! He called Senator Richard Shelby a traitor last week. Yes, a traitor, because Shelby had the temerity to answer a constituent’s question about Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS . Hat tip to a recent post on The Betrayal Blog which brought my attention to this. I stopped watching Olbermann & MSNBC months ago and would have missed this. Olbermann’s harangues and constant ravings having become so predictable, silly, and (worse still) boring! Why watch?
Which brings me to March ’08, when Olbermann & MSNBC devoted an entire hour of coverage to Obama’s passport breaches by contract workers at the State Department. Here’s a reminder of “Great Passport Firestorm” of 2008 for those who may have missed it.
At the time I thought the story was an odd one to devote so much time and attention to. If a plane slams into a building that’s “breaking news”, but this? Passport peeking? I thought the coverage at MSNBC verged on the bizarre. Someone looked at Obama’s passport information . . . really what was the big deal? Strange, indeed, to devote so much time to something, that on the surface appeared to be rather minor and of little note.
Remember, at time, the issues concerning Obama’s eligibility had not been raised. Those stories were on the horizon, months away from the initial passport story . In fact, my first post questioning Obama’s eligibility was related to Obama’s dual citizenship. This was later in the summer of ’08 when an article in the Rocky Mountain News first appeared. It mentioned BHO’s dual citizenship referenced back to 1963.
Now let’s fast forward to Olbermann and his assault on Senator Shelby.
How are these incidents ties together?
Well for starters, the answer to the question of “what’s the big deal” about looking at Obama’s passport has turned out to be a very big deal. Passport information includes date and place of birth . . . Hawaii or Kenya, for example. Passports information also details countries traveled to, travel dates and citizenship . . . US? Kenyan? Indonesian?
Suddenly the passport peeking is a very big deal if a person is perpetrating a hoax and knowingly running as an ineligible candidate for the office of President. Wanna bet Olbermann’s over the top, knee jerk reaction to the passport peeking was because Olbermann (and I would venture to say a host of others) always knew Obama was ineligible to run for POTUS.
The traitors among us do not include Senator Shelby . . . quite the contrary. Mr. Olbermann, you and everyone who has aided and assisted in bringing the faux President, the fraud Obama to the White House, you are the traitors and should be treated accordingly. Senator Clair Mc Caskill that includes you. The tip off? Olbermann’s over reaction and continued obfuscation of the truth as it relates to Obama’s citizenship. Olbermann has become a brazen liar and MSNBC is nothing less than Obama’s Pravda.
As an aside, I wonder who those two contract workers were who looked at Obama’s passport records? I sure as hell would love to talk to them and find out what was really in Obama’s records . . . the ones he continues to hide from the American people. Think there’s a way to find these two?
Ignorant (meaning unlettered, uneducated, uninformed, having a lack of knowledge) and arrogant ( meaning disdainful, condescending, patronizing) two unflattering words that demonstrate how we have arrived at a point in our nation’s history where we are weeks away from watching a man, ineligible to hold the office of POTUS as defined by the requirements of the Constitution, take the reigns of power of the most powerful nation on earth.
We have watched as millions have put the welfare on one man ahead of their country and ahead of their own self-interests. How did we get here?
In less than a month, Barack Hussein Obama, a man many define as a fraud and a charlatan, will place his hand on the Lincoln Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is a statement bristling with irony.
Sadly, the following excerpt typifies the prevailing attitude of large numbers of people in this country. These are shocking words from a blogger, one who clearly is educated, articulate, and has command of the English language.
At the same time this writer is ignorant of how our system of government works, ignorant of the importance of our Constitution, of his/or her place in a democratic Republic. (No Virginia, the US is not a democracy . . . it is a Republic!)
If the Constitution were truly the Law of the Land, certainly a definition of “natural born citizen” would have been offered by the Supreme Court or the Congress by now. Or there would have been a law passed by the Congress that no candidates could run for president unless first vetted for eligibility according to Article II, Section 1, Clause 5. Of course, any American with a brain knows that we no longer live under rule of the Constitution, hence all of this kerfuffle over where Barack Obama was “really” born matters not one wit.
Bet you didn’t know we no longer live under the rule of the Constitution! Clearly this writer is equally arrogant of the importance of abiding by the Constitution and lives with the mistaken impression that our Constitution is no longer relevant and can be ignored at will!
BTW, while we’re at it, I suggest you read the entire post and notice how the writer considers that having qualifications for the office of president is the equivalent of discrimination! What planet do you suppose one lives on to hold these kinds of ideas? Imagine, our Founding Fathers thought we should have minimum qualifications to be president and one of those qualifications was to be a natural born citizen so that there would never be a question about loyalty to the citizens of this nation? Imagine!
Equally shocking is the fact that this attitude is shared not only by Obama supporters but a legion of politicians, lawmakers, the MSM, and the courts. All have turned their backs on the Constitution and allowed this country to drift into a state of lawlessness.
It has become fashionable to ignore that with which you disagree, or diminish its importance, and live in a pretend world where we get to pick and choose the laws we will follow. Don’t like or understand what it means to be a “natural born citizen” and its import as it relates to the minimal qualifications for POTUS, as defined by the Framers of the Constitution? Ignore it, pretend there are no long term consequences to be suffered.
Above all else, don’t contemplate what it means once one ineligible candidate is allowed to illegally take office. Where do we apply the brakes? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger as our next president? He’s not a “natural born citizen” and acknowledges it. But hey, New Jersey has already allowed Socialist Workers Party candidate Roger Calero to run in the ’08 presidential election even though he was born in Nicaragua.
What has happened to our Republic? What has happened to our collective common sense? Many voices are asking the same pointed questions as we have watched a “star struck” media abdicate its responsibilities to the voters of the country, giving Obama a pass on a multitude of relevant questions and background checks, while devastating his opponents. We have seen the MSM (The New York Times, MSNBC, & CNN in particular) behaving as if their roles in the 2008 election were to help elect Obama.
At the same time we’ve witnessed politicians assisting Obama’s campaign in unimaginable ways that include managing the “Truth Squads” in Missouri. The Senate passed a non-binding resolution in Congress as a way to side step the issue of Article II Section 1 of the Constitution. BTW, non-binding resolutions are not law. They are essentially statements in support of a particular position that’s all.
As I said in Part I, the Obama Conspiracy evolved out of circumstances and happenstance. Not that Obama wasn’t seriously seeking the office, he was. The only way to run for the office of POTUS was to conceal his past, obfuscating the truth. Why else make sure that every record concerning his parents, his background, birth records, schooling, education records etc. be sanitized or scrubbed? It has been reported that Obama has spent close to one million dollars with three law firms to make sure his true identity remains hidden from the public.
Think I’ve been too tough on the voters, politicians, and the MSM that has brought us to this Constitutional crisis? Think again. Take the following American Civics literacy test. It can be found here
The exam questions covered American history, the workings of the US government and economics. The results of many of those who took the civics test are shocking giving you a look at why so many can vote for a fraudulent candidate Obama and not recognize the consequences.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday.
Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).
“It is disturbing enough that the general public failed ISI’s civic literacy test, but when you consider the even more dismal scores of elected officials, you have to be concerned,” said Josiah Bunting, chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at ISI.
“How can political leaders make informed decisions if they don’t understand the American experience?” he added.
The exam questions covered American history, the workings of the US government and economics.
Among the questions asked of some 2,500 people who were randomly selected to take the test, including “self-identified elected officials,” was one which asked respondents to “name two countries that were our enemies during World War II.”
(Some respondents chose Canada and Mexico as our enemies during WWII! If you think that’s bad, how about JKF freed the slaves!)
For the record, I’ve taken the civics quiz for the last three months, scoring 51 out of 60 correctly — 85.00 % in October, 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 % in November, and 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 % in December.
I was unhappy with my October score until I found out that students at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale were only able to answer 69% of the questions on this test correctly! The best and brightest of the next generation only able to answer 69% of the questions correctly!
How can we expect voters to behave in a rational manner if they have no understanding of how our government works? How can we expect our politicians and lawmakers to act in the best interests of our country when they have an ever poorer understanding of our system of government? How, indeed!
(H/T) OIL FOR IMMIGRATION
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Well, how’s this grab you? It seems MSNBC has suddenly found out that there is a document that we live under called the Constitution. Ah, gives me faith in humanity once again, because I was beginning to think we were living in a Banana Republic. With apologies to Banana Republics world wide, of course!
After all, the gang at MCNBC thinks Bush should leave office NOW so that our “Dear Leader” can ascend to the thrown post haste. (opps, I meant throne, it was the election that was thrown!) Never mind that pesky problem of Obama’s ineligibility due to his having been born a dual citizen.
Memo to those fine folks at MSNBC who think they can pick and choose those parts of the Constitution they like and toss out or disregard the parts they don’t like… read a little further in the Constitution to Article II Section 1. Your buddy, Obama, is in deep sneakers if the Supremes decide to hear the the Donofrio v Wells case. They are our last hope against the barbarians trying to tear our Republic apart!
You heard it for yourself in the video. Hillary has a problem being named to the post of Secretary of State because of that pesky old Constitution, you know, the document that is supposed to make us a people and a nation of laws . . . what a quaint concept!
According to Michael Stokes Paulson, a Law Professor who has written on the application of the Emoluments Clause in the past, he says this regarding the Clinton appointment:
[…] The Emoluments Clause of Article I, section 6 provides “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time.” As I understand it, President Bush’s executive order from earlier this year “increased” the “Emoluments” (salary) of the office of Secretary of State. Last I checked, Hillary Clinton was an elected Senator from New York at the time. Were she to be appointed to the civil Office of Secretary of State, she would be being appointed to an office for which “the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased” during the time for which she was elected to serve as Senator. The plain language of the Emoluments Clause would thus appear to bar her appointment … if the Constitution is taken seriously (which it more than occasionally isn’t on these matters, of course).
[…] Unless one views the Constitution’s rules as rules that may be dispensed with when inconvenient; or as not really stating rules at all (but “standards” or “principles” to be viewed at more-convenient levels of generality); or as not applicable where a lawsuit might not be brought; or as not applicable to Democratic administrations, then the plain linguistic meaning of this chunk of constitutional text forbids the appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
Listen to entire video, particularly towards the end when Pete Willams says Obama will disregard the Constitution.
Well, why shouldn’t he disregard this part of the Constitution, as well. After all, isn’t BHO paying attorneys $1,000 an hour (at 3 law firms) to withhold corroborating documents which prove his eligibility to hold the office of POTUS. This obfuscation is because Obama reveres the Constitution, right? Right? (For the dullards out there, that last statement was dripping in sarcasm!)
SO I say, why have a Constitution when our law makers think the laws/rules don’t apply to them? BTW, if you missed it, in a recent national survey of our country’s lawmakers, the majority demonstrated that they are as ignorant about civics and how our government works as the Obama voters. When recently tested, only 44% could pass a government civics test! 44%! And I thought Senator Claire McCaskill was only corrupt . . . guess she’s dumb and stupid, as well.
BTW, don’t anyone write and tell me to be nice. This is my blog and I can rant if I want to. Hey, isn’t that a song?
According to an article found at Reuters Hollywood executives & insiders are ripping MSNBC apart and declaring the network is completely out of control.
By Paul Bond
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – In a room full of television industry executives, no one seemed inclined to defend MSNBC on Monday for what some were calling its lopsidedly liberal coverage of the presidential election.
The cable news channel is “completely out of control,” said writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat. She added that she would prefer a lunch date with right-leaning Fox News star Sean Hannity over left-leaning MSNBC star Keith Olbermann.
[…] Bloodworth-Thomason and others seemed especially critical of the way MSNBC — and other media — has attacked Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while demeaning her supporters.
[…] Pollster Frank Luntz, a regular guest on the Fox News, joked that MSNBC is “the only network with more letters in its name than viewers.”
Frank, this is a surprise? Ever tried to watch the Rachael Maddow show for more than 5 minutes. Talk about torture!