Monthly Archives: April 2011

Texas Bill would make TSA pat-downs a Felony

The Texas Legislature is taking up consideration of a bill that would make it illegal for security officers to intentionally touch a person’s genitalia, even through layers of clothing. Violations of the new law, if implemented, would be felonies. The only exemption to the law would be if the security officer could prove he or she had probable cause to believe the person was carrying something of an illegal nature.

The bill is sponsored by State Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview who says the current body searches by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel remove people’s dignity from them. Simpson maintains that current searches by TSA personnel at airports nationwide constitute a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches.

The news of this bill’s introduction into the Texas legislature comes on the heels of the news that the former 2003 Miss USA, Susie Castillo, claims she was “molested” in April, 2009 during a pat-down by a TSA officer. To date there has been no official response to the announcement of the bill by the TSA or by any official within the Obama Administration. Nicholas Kimball, a spokesman for the TSA, said that the agency does not comment on pending legislation. “We wish we lived in a world where security procedures weren’t necessary, but that simply isn’t the case,” Kimball said. “We know that terrorists continue trying to manipulate societal norms to evade detection and the measures in place are the best tools currently available to mitigate risk. As we explore ways to improve our approach and become more risk-based and intelligence-driven, we welcome travelers’ feedback and appreciate their understanding.”

Simpson’s bill has now been approved in committee and is awaiting debate by the full House. In addition to Simpson, the bill has attracted 70 co-sponsors, who represent more than 90 percent of the votes required to pass the bill in the Texas House of Representatives. According to Simpson, if the bill becomes law, the only way a TSA agent could avoid prosecution would be if a traveler gives written consent to the pat-down after being fully informed of the extent of the procedure.

Middle East set to explode: Obama’s Failure to Support Israel Complicating the Situation

And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
–    Ezekiel 38: 1-5

Persia. Ethiopia. Libya. The Old Testament Prophet Ezekiel forsaw the day when the nations of the Earth would rise up against Israel. And leading the way? Persia. Ethiopia. Libya. Persia has a new name now – it is called Iran. Iran is violently anti-Jewish and has vowed to destroy the State of Israel. Libya is now in the midst of a civil war with a brutal dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, on one side and Al Qaeda-backed rebels on the other. It doesn’t matter which one of these factions wins the war – they both hate the State of Israel. Two down, one to go – Ethiopia.

“Ethiopia is one of the cornerstone countries in the region. The reason why it is a cornerstone is because a look at its size, look at its position and look at what we are trying to do together in a broad range of areas. … The main issue for us,USA, has to be stability of the country (Ethiopia),” Ambassador Donald Yamamato, Former ambassador of America in Ethiopia, said.  The relationship between Ethiopia and America has had long standing roots dating back to 1903. The people to people and government to government relationship has a strong bond. The number of Ethiopians living in America is so considerable. The participation of Americans investors in Ethiopia has been increasing from time to time. Their trade relations have also been showing an upward trajectory. Besides, America’s food and development aid to Ethiopia is remarkable.

The Jamestown Foundation reports Islamic radicalism is now threatening Ethiopia via the war-ravaged country of Somalia:

To Ethiopia’s east lies Somalia, a chaotic state that has no central government. Substantial segments of Somalia’s population are highly radicalized, as witnessed in the consistent attacks by Somali militias against international forces within the country, with the most notable incident resulting in the deaths of 18 U.S. Army Rangers in 1993. Furthermore, Somalia is the home of al-Ittihaad al-Islami (AIAI), or the Islamic Unity group, a radical organization that seeks to establish an Islamic state in Somalia and Ethiopia. While not a serious threat to Ethiopian national security, AIAI has the potential to undermine Addis Ababa’s interests. As printed in the Addis Tribune in June 2003, the Ethiopian Security, Immigration and Refugees Affairs Authority (SIRA) concluded that “after a thorough assessment of the current situation of the country and of the terrorist threats in the Horn of Africa region, SIRA has come to the conclusion that the groups that might carry out terrorist attacks in Ethiopia by their own initiative or as agents of other sponsors would be the [nationalist] OLF and Al-Ittihaad al-Islami.”

In fact, the Jamestown Foundation is reporting that the specific threat facing Ethiopia is Al-Qaeda:

The greatest threat to Ethiopia from al-Qaeda lies in Somalia. The lack of an effective government in Somalia makes the country a potential haven for al-Qaeda militants. The country’s hopelessly impoverished and lawless situation, in addition to it being 99.9% Muslim, would give al-Qaeda the ability to operate free from fear of government and factional oversight. In the words of Secretary of State Colin Powell, “terrorist activity might find some fertile ground there, and we don’t want that to happen.”
There is widespread concern that al-Qaeda is exploiting the lawlessness prevalent in Somalia to establish military and other training facilities in that country. Indeed, in November 1998 the U.S. government brought forth an indictment in the Southern District of New York accusing al-Qaeda of providing “training camps and guesthouses in various areas, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Kenya for the use of al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups.” The indictment also stated that al-Qaeda “provided military training and assistance to Somali tribes opposed to the United Nations’ intervention in Somalia.”

This concern is especially plausible considering that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has eliminated the primary country where these facilities were formerly located, forcing al-Qaeda to move its training and planning operations elsewhere.

Hussein Aideed, a powerful Somali warlord whose father was responsible for the attacks on U.S. soldiers in Mogadishu in 1993, agreed with this assessment, stating in late 2001 to the Ethiopian International Institute for Peace and Development: “Clearly Somalia has become a second political homeland or shelter for Osama bin Laden and his international Islamic extremist network and a base for an alternative hideout purposes. It could be defined as an ideal base for the world wide Islamic fundamentalist movement due to the persistent civil war conditions.”

The Jamestown Foundation concludes that the threat to Ethiopia from Al-Qaeda is currently manageable but is growing:

While al-Qaeda and other Islamist militant groups currently pose a mere nuisance to Ethiopian interests, the threat has the potential to escalate exponentially. In the words of Kebede, speaking to the Terrorism Monitor, “As regards Ethiopia, all indicators suggest that the problem is going from bad to worse. The political, social and economic problems that are conducive for the emergence and growth of radical revolutionary thought are not being addressed. Public discontent emanating from government policy is increasing.”

The instability and lawlessness in some countries of the region, particularly Somalia and Sudan, will make it difficult for the United States to prevent al-Qaeda from infiltrating East Africa. Washington’s attempt at using Ethiopia as a bridgehead against such instability is an important step, but it is not clear whether it will be successful. Nevertheless, because East African Muslims are not religiously animated in the same way as Muslims in different parts of the world, it will prove difficult for al-Qaeda to establish an effective East African force capable of launching massive attacks against western interests in the region and beyond.

It seems Ezekiel may have been on to something. Two of the three specific countries he mentions are fully radicalized at this point in time. And they both hate Israel and have vowed to destroy the State of Israel – simply aiming to wipe it off the face of the earth. The third country, Ethiopia, remains fairly stable, but it is seeing an increased threat to that stability in the form of Al-Qaeda.

At the center of the maelstrom is the State of Israel.

The Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

It finds itself with not just a military dilemma with the nations of Islam but a religious dilemma as well. Iran has been quite vocal the past few years about the coming of the 12th Imam, who will supposedly lead the military armies of Muslims to victory against Israel. And the Israelis have a fully different, and inflammatory agenda. The Jews intend to build a temple on the Temple Mount, also known in the Bible as Mount Moriah, – which is currently occupied by the Muslims’ Dome of the Rock mosque.

The Dome of the Rock is the third most holy site for Muslims. It is located on the spot from which, Muslims contend, the prophet Mohammed ascended to Heaven. Complicating that fact is the Jewish position that their future temple must be built on that exact same spot. Imagine the conflagration in the Middle East if and when Israel takes the bulldozers to the Dome of the Rock to clear the site prior to their temple construction.
A private Jewish organization, The Jerusalem Temple Foundation, is making preparations to rebuild the temple. Naturally, their activities are most inflammatory toward Muslims. Given the Muslim position that Israel must  be destroyed and the Jewish position that their temple must be rebuilt on Mount Moriah and we have the perfect storm of a potential major war in the Middle East.

Enter Barack Hussein Obama. The United States has long been an ally to Israel. But Obama, though denying accusations that he is Muslim, has deliberately stepped back the position of the United States in defending the State of Israel. Obama has continually put pressure on Israel to accede to Palestinian demands on the pretext that appeasement is the only way to avoid war. But Obama isn’t taking the seriousness of the Jewish people into consideration in his Middle Eastern calculus. The State of Israel will never voluntarily give up their holy city of Jerusalem. The State of Israel will never give up defensible borders. And the State of Israel will never allow another “Final Solution” to be propagated against them. Israeli conscripts take an oath on the heights of Masada that Masada will never fall again. Masada was the site where, in the first century A.D., Jewish rebels committed mass suicide rather than be killed or enslaved by the Romans.

If anything, Obama’s intransigence regarding the security, or lack of it, for the State of Israel, is pushing Israel further into a corner. And a cornered Israel could conceivably go nuclear if it feels its very existence threatened. Israel came close to using nuclear weapons when their positions were almost run over in the Yom Kippur War. And don’t doubt that the Israelis would be willing to actually use them if they felt sufficiently threatened in the future. And that includes the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran.

The ideological nature of a diplomatic amateur night by the Obama Administration in its dealings with the State of Israel is unprecedented. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is holding the line against the demands of the Obama regime. Which is a wise position considering the current upheaval within Arab countries in the Middle East.

The Israeli security web site Debkafile reported this week that the Syrian rebellion has taken a dramatic step towards open civil war. Interestingly enough, this development is not being reported in the western press:

For the first time in the anti-Assad uprising, elements of Syria’s popular protest movement are turning to armed revolt on lines similar to those marking the Libyan conflict. Wednesday, April 27, armed civilians were seen for the first time, some openly carrying anti-tank weapons, in the Daraa district of the South and Banias and Jableh on the coast, the primary targets of the regime’s armored-backed offensive on the six-week old protest movement.

Debkafile’s military sources report that these dissidents resorted openly to arms after discovering that Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) officers were masterminding the brutal crackdown against them, lending the Assad regime the experience they had gained in crushing the 2009 anti-regime opposition in Tehran.

In no surprise, Iran is protecting its investment in Syria by masterminding the response of the Assad regime in Syria to the rebel uprising. Obama has finally taken sides in the Syrian conflict. On Friday, April 29th, Obama signed an executive order imposing an expanded level of economic sanctions against Syria. These sanctions freezes property and assets in the United States of specific Syrian officials and groups. The executive order also bans American citizens from conducting business dealings with these officials and Syrian groups.

The Obama sanctions specifically target the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF). The Syrian General Intelligence Directorate is Syria’s internal intelligence service. The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) is considered by the Obama Administration to be the conduit for Iranian support of the Syrian regime.

Meanwhile, according to Debkafile, western military experts are predicting that:

The next stage of the Syrian crisis will see protesters-turned-rebels shooting at the military tanks and armored vehicles spearheading the assaults by commando units on foot in the towns under siege, while snipers pick off demonstrators or ordinary passers-by from the rooftops.

In the first two days of the military operation, the tanks have been rolling through the streets sowing panic and fear in targeted cities and providing cover for the soldiers shooting civilians at random. Disabling the tanks, the protesters believe, will disarm that tactic, which has been directed first against the million inhabitants of Daraa and its outlying towns in the Horon province.

With the most powerful military in the Middle East, Israel is closely monitoring developments in Syria, Iran, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and other countries experiencing Al-Qaeda and Iranian inspired turbulence. It is impossible to predict which, if any, additional countries may fall to protesters. But the potential for large-scale warfare is problematic, if not likely, given the current situation in Syria. The problems besetting both Israel and the Arab countries of the Middle East are compounded by the Obama Administration’s misguided policies.

It appears that Ezekiel may very well have been spot on in his prophetic warning. Stay tuned.

Obama’s Polygamist Dilemma: Its not just Heather who has two Mommies

Heather may have two mommies and Barack Hussein Obama is also apparently in the same boat. In a story published on April 29th 2011, the Associated Press reported it had obtained a copy of a memo that alleges that Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., Barack Obama’s father, may have had more than one wife. The memo was obtained through a Freedom of Information request filed by a Boston Globe reporter in 2009. Interestingly, the Boston Globe never published the information, preferring instead to bury the sensational news of Obama’s parentage. It is possible the Boston Globe did this for political reasons. The Boston Globe is considered to be a left-wing leaning publication.

Harvard had asked the Immigration and Naturalisation Service to delay a request by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. to extend his stay in the US, ‘until they decided what action they could take in order to get rid of him,’ immigration official MF McKeon wrote in a June 1964 memo.

Harvard administrators, the memo stated, ‘were having difficulty with his financial arrangements and couldn’t seem to figure out how many wives he had.’

An earlier INS memo from McKeon said that while the elder Obama had passed his exams and was entitled on academic grounds to stay and complete his thesis, the school was going to try and ‘cook something up to ease him out’.

‘They are planning on telling him that they will not give him any money and that he had better return to Kenya and prepare his thesis at home,’ the memo stated.

The Associated Press article doesn’t give the reason that Harvard University suspected that Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. had more than one wife.  But Harvard apparently was fully aware that President Barack Obama’s father was living a life of polygamist’s lifestyle:

In 1961, while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Hawaii, the school’s foreign student adviser called an immigration official and said Obama had recently married Stanley Ann Dunham – the president’s mother – despite already having a wife in Kenya.

According to a memo written by an INS official in Honolulu, the adviser said Obama had been ‘running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer she cautioned him about his playboy ways.’

Obama told the adviser that he had divorced his wife in Kenya. He told the president’s mother the same thing, although she would later learn it was a lie.

Supporting polygamy is an established position of the liberal establishment in the United States. In 2004, Jonathan Turley wrote an article for USA Today in which he argued that laws and court decisions in the United States that banned polygamy should be overturned.

I personally detest polygamy. Yet if we yield to our impulse and single out one hated minority, the First Amendment becomes little more than hype and we become little more than hypocrites. For my part, I would rather have a neighbor with different spouses than a country with different standards for its citizens.

I know I can educate my three sons about the importance of monogamy, but hypocrisy can leave a more lasting impression.

Turley, parroting the typical liberal/progressive line of thought in the area of human morality, couldn’t conceive of a single reason why polygamy should be treated differently than monogamy by the U.S. judicial system.

The blog, View From The Right, expounds upon the liberal concept of support for polygamy:

Turley’s reasoning shows us that within the liberal dialectic no moral order can be upheld, other than that of liberal equality itself. The justifications for prohibiting polygamy come from outside liberalism, from our religious, ethical, and civilizational traditions, from our very being and identity as a people. Liberalism, the so-called “Creed” of America, divorced from and operating independently of the constraints of American culture and civilization, is revealed as a pure destructive force.

Now it could be said that liberalism is not so nihilistic as I have just said, that liberalism recognizes the equality of individual rights, and therefore it should ban polygamy because it oppresses women. But liberal equality of rights also means that people are free to engage in any consensual behavior that does not violate the rights of others. If a woman chooses to enter into a polygamous marriage, why should society be able to stop her? Without the guidance of a moral and cultural order that is not itself liberal, there is no reason not to allow polygamy, or homosexual “marriage,” or the takeover of America by foreign peoples and cultures.

Given the fact that Barack Obama’s father was evidently a polygamist, it becomes easier to comprehend Obama’s support for polygamy within his administration. Phyllis Schlafly, writing for The Moral Liberal blog (talk about a contradiction in terms!) revealed that Obama has a history of appointing polygamists to high ranking positions within his administration:

No sooner had we celebrated the departure of Barack Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Mr. Van Jones, because he was a Communist, we heard about another embarrassing Obama appointment. The President nominated for commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (known as the EEOC) a woman who signed a radical manifesto endorsing polygamy.

We thought our nation had settled the polygamy issue a century and a half ago, but this nomination makes it a 21st-century controversy. Obama’s EEOC appointment to the EEOC, a lesbian law-school professor named Chai Feldblum, signed a manifesto in 2006 endorsing polygamous households (“in which there is more than one conjugal partner”). This document, entitled Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision, argues that traditional marriage “should not be legally and economically privileged above all others.” The American people obviously think otherwise, and current laws reflect our wishes.

Barack Obama has named another pro-polygamy member of his Administration. His Regulatory Czar, Cass Sunstein, wrote a book in 2008 called [Nudge:] Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness in which he urges that “the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government.” Sunstein argues that traditional marriage discriminates against single people by imposing “economic and material disadvantages.” He says, “Why not leave people’s relationships to their own choices?”

Naturally, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has already weighed in on the matter of polygamy – and of course its position on the matter is not hard to guess. On December 11, 2009, The Moral Liberal blog reported “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on record as supporting polygamy. The ACLU’s feminist president, Nadine Strossen, stated in a speech at Yale University in 2005 that the ACLU defends “the right of individuals to engage in polygamy.” And in 2006, in a high-profile debate against Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Nadine Strossen stated that the ACLU supports a constitutional right to polygamy.”

It seems that polygamy runs in the Obama family. The Bloodthirsty Liberal blog reported on October 30, 2010 that Obama’s brother in Kenya is a polygamist.

President Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old’s mother said she was furious that her daughter quit school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma said her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but she wouldn’t give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives.

The Bloodthirsty Liberal blog concluded with these words of wisdom: “Michelle Obama seems a bit prickly to me. Rumor has it she hates life in the White House. But she should count her blessings that she didn’t marry one of the other Obama brothers (there are so many!). The adorable Sasha and Malia would be grandmothers by now.”

The Associated Press confirmed the polygamist marriage of Malik Obama to a much younger woman in a story published in 2010:

President Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old’s mother told The Associated Press on Friday she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma says her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but the mother says she wouldn’t give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives. Polygamy is legal in Kenya if it falls under religious or cultural traditions.

Obama’s connections to polygamists in his own family may provide direct evidence as to why he has decided not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. It seems this issue strikes him quite close to home. Obama’s father was evidently a polygamist. Obama’s brother, Malik, is a polygamist. Obama appoints polygamists to important positions within his administration, and Obama is opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act. Somehow it all fits. Conservatives have long seen how liberal/progressive policies contribute to the destruction of the nuclear family in American society. For example, in 1968, the liberal magazine Time published a story attacking the Christian stance that forbids polygamy:

Should Christianity permit polygamy? Under certain conditions, yes, argues a Roman Catholic missionary in Africa. In the latest issue of Concilium, an international theological review, Massachusetts-born Father Eugene Hillman contends that Christianity’s rejection of polygamy in countries where the practice is traditional is socially disruptive and morally questionable.

A missionary for 16 years in Tanzania, Father Hillman points out that in much of the underdeveloped world there is a shortage of men willing and able to take on families. Polygamy thus provides the only hope of marriage for many women. “In such a socioeconomic context,” writes Hillman, “the Christian insistence on an immediate change from [polygamy] to monogamy might very well cause much more harm than good. It is not at all certain that the average Christian missionary has either the mandate or the competence to change social structures that are not in themselves evil but are in fact serving constructive purposes.”

In the past few weeks the wall of secrecy surrounding Obama’s personal life has begun to crumble and Americans are starting to see Obama for what he really is.

Barack Obama, left, (in muslim garb) and his polygamist brother, Malik

Donald Trump succeeded in creating a political climate in which Obama found it a liability not to release his long-form birth certificate. Hence, the document was finally released for public examination a full three years after the Hillary Clinton campaign first made the country aware that Obama may not have been born an American citizen. Now, evidence of Obama’s polygamist father and brother has come to light. And reports of Obama’s appointment of polygamists to posts within his administration have surfaced. And Trump is now pounding on Obama again – this time seeking the release of his college transcripts.

The concentration of public and media pressure on Obama’s personal life is causing intense pressure on Obama’s political agenda. Instead of getting rave reviews in the press for his public policy positions, for example his budget proposal for 2012, Obama is finding himself having to defend the indefensible aspects of his personal life. It is quite possible that the issue of polygamy may become a campaign issue. And that would be a heavy burden for the Obama campaign to carry. As much as the Obama campaign wishes it were not so, America is still basically a center-right nation. This means that the majority of voters hold conservative views regarding the sanctity of traditional marriage. Obama’s exposure to the polygamist lifestyle through his family ties may very well drag him down in the polls – and at the ballot box.

 

Food and Energy Inflation Is Not Transitory

FORT LEE, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday held his first press conference in history. The press conference took place shortly after the Fed announced its decision to leave the Fed Funds Rate at a record low of 0% to 0.25%, where it has been for an unprecedented 28 months. The U.S. economy is flooded with U.S. dollars and is close to overdosing on excess liquidity. The fact that our financial markets are not falling on the possibility of the Fed not unleashing QE3 immediately at the end of QE2 shows that we could be on the verge of hyperinflation with or without QE3.

The Federal Reserve currently has a mandate of both maintaining price stability and facilitating job creation. However, central banks don’t have the ability to create real employment. If any jobs happen to be created as a result of a central bank’s policies, they are only temporary jobs created due to the errors and distortions of phony asset bubbles. All phony asset bubbles that are fueled by monetary inflation eventually burst, sending unemployment through the roof.

Almost every major central bank besides the Federal Reserve understands the truth about job creation, and has a mandate that focuses solely on keeping price inflation low. The Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank, Bank of Canada, and Bank of New Zealand, all have mandates that are entirely about low inflation and don’t even mention the creation of jobs or the rate of employment. Bernanke said on Wednesday that, “while it is very, very important for us to try to help the economy create jobs and to support the recovery, I think every central banker understands that keeping inflation low and stable is absolutely essential to a successful economy.”

Bernanke has decided to go down a route that no central banker has ever gone before. Bernanke has literally invented countless ways to create inflation that nobody else has ever thought of. If keeping inflation low was ever Bernanke’s slightest concern, the Fed Funds Rate would currently be north of 5% and the U.S. economy would be in a steep recession. Bernanke has never once thought about keeping inflation low. He has literally implemented every measure he could possibly think of to create as much inflation as possible, while outright lying to the American public and saying that he isn’t printing money and that inflation is under control.

Bernanke would like the public to believe that his policies of expanding the money supply through cheap and easy money will cause the U.S. economy to recover and unemployment to decline back to pre-crisis levels, and that right before price inflation spirals out of control, he can raise interest rates and prevent massive price inflation without disrupting the recovery. Unfortunately, this is impossible because the recovery isn’t real and massive price inflation is already here. Bernanke’s policies may have created 1 million artificial jobs since December of 2009, after 8.75 million jobs were lost in the previous two years, but he did this at the expense of 310 million Americans already seeing double-digit percentage increases in food and energy prices.

Since after the Real Estate bubble burst in late-2008, the primary economic concern of Americans has been finding a stable job in order to make mortgage payments and put food on the table. Under the pressure of Congress, the Fed printed enough money to prevent a much needed recession that would be healthy for the long-term U.S. economy. In its attempt to reinflate the Real Estate bubble, the Fed has been destroying the free market and creating new economic distortions, which caused an artificial bounce in the rate of employment. Unfortunately, when you add together the money the Fed has either printed or committed for bailouts and stimulus programs, over $4 million has been spent for each job created. The Fed would have been better off just crediting the bank accounts of unemployed Americans with the average U.S. income.

When asked about rising gas prices, NIA is very happy that Chairman Bernanke acknowledged that gas prices “have risen quite significantly” and are “creating a great deal of financial hardship for a lot of people”. Bernanke admitted that gas is a “necessity” as “people need to drive to work” for the artificial jobs Bernanke created at a cost of $4 million per job. However, Bernanke seemed to be confused when he said “higher gas prices add to inflation”. The truth is, Bernanke’s zero percent interest rates and quantitative easing are the inflation, and inflation leads to higher gas prices.

Bernanke is directly responsible for gas prices rising back to $3.87 per gallon, yet refuses to admit it. Bernanke placed the blame on the growing global and emerging market economies, and their strong demand for oil. He said that America’s demand for oil is going down, which NIA believes is actually due to the U.S. dollar losing its purchasing power and Americans seeing their standard of living decline. Bernanke said there is nothing that he can do about rising oil and gas prices “without derailing growth entirely”. The truth is, Bernanke already derailed growth entirely when he derailed the free market. It is impossible to see real economic growth when a government and central bank is interfering in every aspect of the economy and impeding the free market in every possible way. All nominal GDP growth in the U.S., along with growth in retail sales, is solely due to inflation. Even when the government adjusts GDP and retail sales growth to the rate of inflation, it is based off of the consumer price index, which NIA believes is currently understating price inflation by approximately 4%.

Although Bernanke denies he has the ability to reduce gas prices, he claims he can prevent “gas prices from passing into other prices and wages throughout the economy and creating a broader inflation which will be much more difficult to extinguish.” Bernanke obviously doesn’t want Americans to see higher wages because he believes it could lead to broader inflation, but NIA believes rising wages would be a good thing. Inflation hurts Americans most when the rate of inflation is far outpacing wage increases. The fact is, the U.S. is already experiencing broad inflation even without wage increases.

Bernanke’s brand new favorite word as of late seems to be “transitory”, which he used about a dozen times during his press conference. Despite what Bernanke says, NIA strongly believes that rising food and gas prices are not transitory. Bernanke likes the word “transitory” because he can use it to try and pretend that rising food and gas prices are only just a temporary phenomenon and that their current high levels aren’t here to stay. Many Americans can remember the day 40 years ago when a can of Coca-Cola cost a dime and a Hershey chocolate bar cost a nickel, with a gallon of gas back then costing only thirty-five cents. Have rising food and gas prices over the past four decades been transitory?

NIA first predicted two years ago in its documentary ‘Hyperinflation Nation’, that rising food and gas prices would soon become the primary concern of all American citizens as a result of the Fed’s dangerous and destructive monetary policies. Bernanke back then claimed that inflation would not be a problem and said that the U.S. risked deflation. If Bernanke has been so wrong about the inflation that Americans are faced with today, NIA doesn’t see how anybody can possibly believe that Bernanke will be right and that current high food and gas prices aren’t here to stay. In our opinion, the food and gas price inflation that Americans have experienced over the past 40 years, is likely to occur all over again during the next 4 years. NIA believes that 4 years from now, Americans will look back at the good old days of having cheap $4 a gallon gas.

The last thing the U.S. government wants is for the American public to realize that Bernanke is responsible for rising food and gas prices. If the public demanded to end the Federal Reserve, the government will no longer be able to spend recklessly knowing that the Fed will be there to monetize their deficit spending. In an attempt to make up excuses for rising gas prices and deflect attention away from the Fed, Congress has been pressuring the U.S. Attorney General to investigate the matter. Attorney General Eric Holder just announced the formation of the Oil & Gas Price Fraud Working Group. The stated purpose of this working group is to monitor the oil and gas markets for potential violations of criminal or civil laws to safeguard against unlawful consumer harm.

NIA considers this to be complete insanity. Any government interference in the oil markets will only drive oil prices up even higher. Oil prices are rising solely do to supply and demand. Demand is going through the roof because the Federal Reserve is creating a lot of inflation, and inflation always gravitates to the goods that Americans need the most to live and survive. Oil supplies are falling because President Obama has ordered U.S. troops to occupy Libya. In the past we at least made up excuses to invade countries like Iraq over oil by claiming they had weapons of mass destruction. Today, the U.S. government doesn’t even bother. Obama campaigned as an anti-war President, saying he would bring our troops home from the middle-east. Instead, he has increased our middle-east troop levels, and the sheep who voted for him are showing absolutely no signs of outrage.

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White House Chief of Staff Daley Reaffirms “Unshakeable” U.S.-Israel Bond

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — White House Chief of Staff William Daley, addressing AJC’s 2011 Global Forum, proclaimed that, “The President’s support for Israel’s security has been and will be unshakeable.”

White House Chief of Staff William DaleyDaley, in his first speech to a Jewish audience as White House chief of staff, challenged those who question Israel’s legitimacy and highlighted instances of Obama Administration solidarity with Israel. These include the Obama Administration’s opposition to anti-Israel resolutions at the UN, objecting to the UN’s so-called Goldstone Report that denied Israel’s right to self-defense against Hamas in Gaza, and the momentous decision to withdraw from the Durban review process to disassociate from efforts to single out Israel for condemnation.

Referring to the announcement this week of a potential Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, Daley branded Hamas “a terrorist organization which targets civilians.”  He also called on all of Israel’s neighbors to renounce violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist – and stressed the urgency of thwarting Iran’s nuclear-weapons ambitions.

Speaking before a standing-room audience of more than 1,500 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Daley underscored the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security, noting that despite tough budget cuts, funds forIsrael’s defense were not diminished – and, in fact, were augmented to provide for the “Iron Dome” anti-rocket system. He emphasized that U.S.-Israel military relations are at an unprecedented level of collaboration.

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli, German Defense Minister Dr. Thomas de Maiziere, and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov also addressed the Global Forum tonight, and a message from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was read by Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni.

Complimenting AJC’s role in the United States and around the world, Daley said, “For over one hundred years, [AJC] has worked to make the ideals of human rights real for this country and around the world.”

Daley thanked AJC for its vital and effective advocacy for causes important to both President Obama and AJC, including energy security, immigration reform, and free-trade policies.

Recounting a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Daley spoke movingly of his Irish-American immigrant family’s debt to the United States, mourning those during Europe’s darkest hours who were not as fortunate.

 

Mr. President, I Have The Silver Bullet!

Unless you live under a rock you have probably realized that the majority of President Obama’s rhetoric is nothing but his favorite catch phrases.

The Global Language Monitor  keeps track of how many times certain phrases are spoken. One thing that they monitor is Mr. Obama’s catch phrases.

We’ve all heard them, if we’ve heard the man speak at all.

In this article on The Global Language Monitor they have totaled Obama’s top five catch phrases, tallied since the day he took office. You will see their total in parenthesis below, as of March 25, 2011.

There’s the ever famous, “Make no mistake.” (2,924 times)

There’s my “favorite”- “Let me be clear!” (1,066 times)

And let’s not forget, “Win the future.” (1,861 times), 

Or how about, “Here’s the deal.” (1,450 times)

And then there’s, “It will not be easy.” (1,059 times).

Now there’s a new phrase that The Global Language Monitor will have to keep up with spewing from President Obama’s mouth.

“There’s no silver bullet.”

President Obama and his Press Secretary, Jay Carney, have both been spouting this phrase over the last few days.

I searched the website at The Global Language Monitor and could not find that they have started counting this among his popular catch phrases. However, other people are taking notice. Reuters has a blog post in observance of this new catch phrase.

I have to disagree with Mr. Obama. There IS a silver bullet that will bring down gas prices IMMEDIATELY! I invite him to use this silver bullet! In fact, I will make an exception for one of my rules to never beg for anything. Mr. Obama, I beg of you to PLEASE use the silver bullet that is so obvious!

WE MUST DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!

There are just no two ways around this. We absolutely MUST drill for our own oil!

All it would take is for anyone with any semblance of seriousness to come out and say that we are going to drill our own oil and the speculators would go wild! They would not know what hit them! There would be scrambling on Wall Street like we’ve never seen before!
And yet, no one, not even the Republicans, are willing to step out boldly and challenge what I see as nothing less than treasonous acts with Obama’s moratorium on off-shore drilling, all the while applauding Brazil for their drilling. In fact, in his remarks at the CEO Business Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, Obama tells Brazilians that The United States of America will finance their offshore oil drilling, then we will be their best customer!

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.”

This is treason if I’ve ever heard it!

So where are the Republicans? Silent, as usual!

Mr. Trump, you seem to be the ONLY person willing to go out on a limb and say what the American people are saying. Your boldness and consistency is one of the two main reasons why we finally have a birth certificate- as fraud as it probably is! (I believe the other main reason is the book coming out on May 11, 2011 by Jerome Corsi,  Where’s The Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President”)

Mr. Trump, will YOU be bold enough to press this issue? We DO have the silver bullet to bring down gas prices IMMEDIATELY! Will you use it? I know the President in the White House currently will not!

A Plan Was Hatched – Obama Was Not

Obama didn’t release his birth certificate to shut down the birthers – he did it to label the entirety of the right as “carnival barkers.”

Obama's Birth Certificate

On April 27th, Obama finally put the birth certificate thing to rest for the majority of Americans .. we think. The conspiracy theorists are already using Adobe’s natural behavior to prove that the certificate is a fake and the anti-conspiracy theorists are pointing out how the conspiracy guys are wrong. We’ve even see how some believe that by releasing his birth certificate, Obama may have sealed his fate as a one term President. Everyone is wrong.

In listening to Obama’s comments on the release of his long form birth certificate I heard things that made me cringe. He isn’t releasing this to shut the right up, he’s hoping Conservatives go off the deep-end and push the conspiracy until there is a guy on the grassy gnoll with a second optical scanner, copy machine or birth certificate.

We’re not going to be able to do it if we just make stuff up and pretend that facts are not facts.  We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.

When GOP candidates start re-visiting Obama’s Presidential record and reminding the electorate of the absolute blunders, mis-truths and lies – he will remind us that the right has been proven wrong time-and-time again on their so-called facts. “They just make stuff up”, the President will say, “just like that whole birth certificate thing”. And images of Trumps idiotic prancing about the country, re-invigorating the issue that most of us had let die, just to have the entire right look like fringe lunatics – exactly the strategy that killed Sharron Angle’s bid to unseat Harry Reid.

Donald Trump Bad Hair

As if it weren’t enough, Donald Trump today pressed the issue by giving the conspiracy theorists a bone:

Now we have to look at it. We have to see is it real? Is it proper? What’s on it? But I hope it checks out beautifully.

“Sideshows and Carnival barkers..” with Donald Trump as the front-and-center image – this is a well-thought plan to get the moderates to distance themselves from anything remotely right-of-center.

The Plan

  1. Create an image of a group of crazy people – check
  2. Get Trump to work them into a frenzy – check
  3. Prove them all wrong – check
  4. Have Trump get them to push the conspiracy anyway – check
  5. Use the cemented image that the right is all a bunch of crazy people to win re-election – in-progress

In a Washington Post article entitled “An embarrassment to the country”, Adam Serwer started executing step 5:

Trump’s lunacy emboldened conservative media sources to fully embrace birtherism. According to Media Matters, Fox News has spent over two hours promoting false claims about Obama’s birthplace across 54 segments, and only in ten did Fox News hosts challenge those claims.

Examine Bernanke’s comments at the Federal Reserve press conference, debate the real cause of fuel, food and clothing prices rising while home prices plummet, discuss China’s approach to overtaking the United States as the world’s predominate economy – do any of those, but leave the fricken birth certificate to die.

Mr. Obama FINALLY Presents His Birth Certificate!

I have been working on this article for about a week, compiling all of my research, and had planned to post the article this coming weekend. However, the article has now taken on a new twist.

President Obama finally released his long form birth certificate today! In this video posted on The Blaze the President says “he did it because the country doesn’t have time for the “distraction” and “silliness” of questions being persistently raised about where he was born.

WOW! All of a sudden our President is growing up just a bit, it seems! It has been ok to have the “distraction and silliness” for 2 ½ years, and even took time out to add his own snide remarks to keep the controversy going rather than putting an end. Why now, after all this time, is he presenting it to the American people? Does he expect us to really believe he has the good of this country at heart? If this is what he expects, then I have a BOAT LOAD of ocean front property in Arizona that I would love to sell him!

What I believe is probably more than likely the real reason why Mr. Obama suddenly decided to present his birth certificate is because it appears as though he may be just a wee bit intimidated by The Donald  Trump! Mr. Trump was not going to let this issue go away, and I’m sure Mr. Obama has never dealt with someone quite so bold and insistent in his Community Organizing position.

So, my fellow Americans, after more than two years of endless questions, it appears as if President Obama is indeed one of us! My question for him is, “What took you so long, Mr. President?” All this time you’ve acted like a bratty child, taunting us in your snide voice as if to say: “I know you are but what am I?  But I guess we can finally welcome you, and say, yes, Mr. President, you are one of us! You are an American citizen!

Whew! I’m glad to finally get this issue behind us so we can start focusing on the REAL ISSUES this country faces! It’s so sad that you took so long to finally put an end to it all! Now let’s see how long it takes you to start truly focusing on the real issues! Oh… just for the record, Mr. President- I will not hold my breath waiting for that to happen! To quote your oh-so-famous catch-phrase, “Let ME be clear!”  Mr. President, I do not believe a single word that comes out of your mouth, as I stated in my article “Liar, Liar Pants On Fire”.   

I will not waste our time by debating the authenticity of the birth certificate. Anyone with half of a brain knows that this could very easily be a fraudulent document. All we have to do is think about how things work when someone is placed in the Witness Protection Program. So it is safe for you to assume that I highly doubt that this document is the real deal! However, I will never be able to prove this, so I will not waste any of our time.

Had the President presented this document- real or fraudulent- from the very beginning of this on-going issue,  there would have been very little rumblings about it. Oh, I’m realistic enough to realize that there would have been those on the fringe questioning its authenticity no matter what. You are always going to have conspiracy theories floating around.

However, the President could have stopped the “distraction and silliness”, as he calls it, a LONG time ago, had he not acted like an overgrown child! He took great pleasure in acting like a child regarding this issue, as he does other issues. He did nothing but taunt the American people who had legitimate questions surrounding his birth.  Spare me the drama, Mr. Obama! You have no interest whatsoever in stopping the “distraction and silliness”, as you call it! In fact, you took great pleasure in taunting We The People!  However, Mr. Trump ruffled your feathers, didn’t he?

Here are just a few examples of his taunting attitude. There are plenty other instances out there, just do your own internet search.

August, 2010: In this interview with ABC’s Brian Williams, Obama snidely said,” I can’t spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. I don’t think the American people want me to spend all my time on it.”

May 1, 2010:  At a Press Dinner Obama makes jokes about his birth certificate.

Week of March 11, 2011:  At a fundraiser in Boston, Obama jokes about the controversy surrounding his birth certificate.

These few instances that I posted above makes it very obvious he did not take the concerns of We The People seriously- that is, until Donald Trump came on the scene asking questions very loudly and publicly!

How shameful! Once again, President Obama has proven he IS NOT a leader! He IS NOT the Commander in Chief! He is the Taunter in Chief who’s been put in his place by a Reality Show Host! If nothing else we must thank Donald Trump for pushing the issue hard enough and long enough to force some action from this disastrous White House- even if its authenticity is debatable! Whether you like him or not for the possibility of the next President of The United States of America, Donald Trump has accomplished a task that the GOP didn’t have the guts to even attempt do! He forced the issue and would not stop! Brave on, Mr. Trump! You may just win my vote after all!

Allen West Townhall Interrupted- See the Left’s Plans for this Summer in Action

Recently, Unions and assorted leftist groups have been spreading word on how they plan to “protest” town-hall meetings and anything Republican or Conservative in nature. These people do not want to ask questions and then give someone a chance to answer as we see in the following video. These astroturf puppets have been given a set of things to scream at people with no knowledge of whether it is actually true. Interruption is the game, no matter how foolish they look in doing it. Take for instance the now jailed star of the latest lesson in the leftists civil discourse of today, one former Radio host of the now defunct Liberal Air America radio network, Nicole Sandler. She is the one being led away in handcuffs for the nasty rhetoric and rudeness displayed here that the left now deems the new civil discourse in America.

All of a sudden this nasty, vile, mouthpiece of the left tries to convince everyone that all she wanted was Allen West to answer her questions.(after the handcuffs are slapped on her) Is she so ignorant as to not understand that her and her cohorts are all on video tape screaming nonsense and lies just to interrupt Allen West ? It is all right there for all of America to see. Take note of the biggest lie the leftists are trying to infect America with today: ” Republicans budget plan will take away Seniors Medicare.” Anyone with an ounce of education can read Paul Ryan’s budget plan and see that it in fact, preserves medicare for future generations of Americans and doesn’t take it away from anyone. Medicare cannot continue as it now stands. Changes have to be made, yet everywhere we turn this lie is being repeated over and over, especially by the leftist media puppets. Now we shall see the leftist media puppets try to spin this nasty, uncivil incident perpetuated by a group of leftists at the West town-hall as some kind of  denial of free speech.

Town-hall style meetings are supposed to be about having a discussion about the issues the public is concerned about, not screaming nonsense and lies with the only goal being to shut down the town-hall and not let the representative talk. This is the plan of the left for this summer.They know real Americans are fed up with trillion dollars deficits and anti-American Liberal ideology. The left is desperate, just watch them here. Watch the video and listen to the new civil discourse of the left on full display here. We the people, just as Allen West says during this vile display, will not be intimidated by a loudmouthed minority from the left posing as concerned citizens. They are only fooling themselves. Share this information with everyone you know today, show them exactly what the  Obama supporters and political operatives of the left’s new civil discourse looks like. Then remember this little episode when you go to the polls in 2012. These people are against everything American, especially prosperity and freedom from an overbearing Government. I certainly know which side I will be on come Nov. 2012, and will vote against these anti-Americans every chance I get.

E.P.A. = Extreme Political Activism

On April 25, 2011 Shell Oil Corporation announced it was dropping it’s efforts to drill for oil in the Arctic Sea off the northern coast of Alaska. This decision comes after 5 long years of jumping through the governmental hoops of massive regulations, careful, tedious exploration and the expense of investing over 4 billion dollars in the project. So just what caused Shell to accept the massive monetary losses and drop the project? Was it due to the fact that they couldn’t find enough oil there to make a profit? Apparently that is not the case, as there are an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil just sitting there waiting for extraction. Could Shell’s reason for dropping a 4 billion dollar project be that there is no demand for all of that oil in the U.S. today? With current gasoline prices over $4.00 a gallon across the nation that hardly seems like a valid reason to not extract that domestic oil in the Arctic Sea. Supply and demand are what drive gasoline prices, no matter who tells you anything different.

So why is Shell being forced to accept 4 billion dollars in losses in pulling out it’s drilling operations in the Arctic Sea near Alaska? The answer to that question can be found in 3 simple little letters: EPA , as in the infamous Environmental Protection Agency. Just do not try to get an exact answer from Obama appointee Lisa Jackson, the current EPA administrator, as she refuses to answer phone calls or emails to explain this ludicrous decision by her four radical Democrats on the board that denied an “air quality permit” for Shell to drill in the region. So much for accountability in our government once again from an Obama appointee. They have a pattern of making radical decisions, and then refusing to explain them to the very people who pay their salaries. I offer this article from FoxNews as proof  of just who is behind this ludicrous decision, and how they refuse to tell the people why they have made such a blatantly extreme decision.

The EPA’s appeals board ruled that Shell had not taken into consideration emissions from an ice-breaking vessel when calculating overall greenhouse gas emissions from the project. Environmental groups were thrilled by the ruling. (emphasis mine)

After 5 years and 4 billion dollars, the Democratic extremists on a panel for the EPA have denied the extraction of 27 billion barrels of our very own oil for… wait for it…the fact that ice-breaking vessels burn fuel, and therefor emit pollution. Does this mean that every ship traveling in our waters will be shut down also because they all burn fuel of one type of the other. No, this only means that the evil capitalists at Shell Oil will be stopped from producing millions of dollars of oil for U.S. consumption because they ‘gasp’ did not include the emissions from the ice breaking ships in their total environmental impact figures for air quality control. If crab fishermen in Alaska get stuck in the ice this year, does this mean that the ice breaking ships will be told to let them sit there and freeze to death until Lisa Jackson’s radical EPA board checks their emission statements too? There is no difference there.  These people on this EPA board, including Lisa Jackson are extreme activists, hypocrites and liars, period. From the prior linked Foxnews article we see who they really are:

The EPA did not return repeated calls and e-mails. The Environmental Appeals Board has four members: Edward Reich, Charles Sheehan, Kathie Stein and Anna Wolgast. All are registered Democrats and Kathie Stein was an activist attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund. Members are appointed by the EPA administrator. Alaska’s Republican senator thinks it’s time to make some changes. (emphasis mine)

There you have it, an EPA board which includes an appointed political activist lawyer, all of them Democrats, has denied Shell Oil the rights to extract the oil in the Arctic Sea due solely to the emissions of the ice breaking ships. Will Lisa Jackson and this board write the refund check to Shell oil for the billions of dollars they are out of due to this environmental extremist board’s decision ? No I,m not talking about a check drawn on the taxpayers account here, but instead a personal check drawn on the accounts of these five people who bear responsibility for this nonsense. Maybe that would make them think twice before trying  a politically motivated stunt like this the next time they get asked to make a decision that will affect every single tax paying American citizen.

Steve Maley, over at Redstate.com also makes a very good point about the main agenda behind this decision here, in which he shows us the ultimate motive behind this action, shutting down the Alaska Pipeline:

But the real motivation, the real prize, is the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. The design throughput of the pipe is in excess of 2 million barrels of oil per day; recent throughput is around 600,000 barrels per day. At some limiting rate (I’ve heard 200,000 barrels per day), the cost to operate the line will exceed the value of operating it, and it will be shut down.  Pipeline shut-down is the ultimate goal of the environmental movement. Not just ANWR, but any new development must be stopped so that TAPS dies an early and unnatural death.

Since the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to de-fund the domestic terrorists over at the EPA, only to be denied by the career politicians in the U.S. Senate, I think we need to remember these Senate tyrants in 2012, and replace them with some people who will actually protect U.S. citizens from this kind of blatant abuse of power.

When Obama lifts his Nose High, Does Pez come out of His Neck?

Ladies and Gentlemen, we at the Conservative Daily News have uncovered an old transcription of Barack Obama getting psychoanalysis from Dr. Sigmund Freud. This medical records transcription lays bare Obama’s psyche for the world to see and, quite by accident, gives us an understanding into why his birth certificate remains hidden—just think how old this transcription must be! Let’s read it now, shall we?

Receptionist: Your 2 o’clock is here, Dr. Freud.

Freud: Thank you, Lillie, send in the beclowned.

<Various rustling noises.> We’ll now skip the intros and move the recording right ahead to the therapy session in order to save time.

Freud: You are king of the world for one day. As king, you have to order the beheading of one conservative. Who will that person be?

Obama: Just one day? That’s not fair! That’s not the change I was looking for! Who do you think you are treating me like this? Did the HildaBeast bribe you to ask me that question?  Look, I know where you are coming from and let me tell you what—I’m not the crazed sex poodle around here! I know this former V.P. dude and I’ll let you in on something—spend some time in a hotel room with that guy and you’ll forget what side of the sheet your back is rubbed on! Curl my hairs? Hell, curl his hairs! And put a bob on his tail, if you know what I mean!

Freud: <sigh>…Calm down, Barry. Just answer the question and then we’ll be able to proceed. Now, which conservative do you most want to behead?

Obama: Seriously?

Freud: But of course, Barry. Now be a good little community organizer and tell me the name of the conservative you would most like to fillet with a guillotine.

Obama: Do I have to close Gitmo, too?

Freud: No, Barry—Just the beheading.

Obama: Hmmmm, it’s a tempting thought. Of course Mitt Romney comes to mind. Talk about having a bad hair day, ROFL!!! Of course, George Custer had a bad hair day at the Little Big Horn. And then there is “The Donald.” If anyone needs a close shave it’s that bombastic real estate salesman. But you know those guys aren’t even close to the Top 10. Wow, this is tougher than Las Vegas Week on American Idol. Tougher than paying for one of Michelle’s vacations, too! Now, don’t go blaming me for those vacos, that’s all the First Lay’s fault. Crap, there I went forgetting the “d” again! That wasn’t a Freudian slip was it, doc? Oh well, I know you’re not going to answer that question. Sooooo…who’s the lucky stiff? Well, if I had to choose just one…

Freud: We’re on the clock, Barry. Just answer the question and we’ll be able to keep the cost down.

Obama: I don’t care about keeping the cost down.

Freud: So I hear…now, please, just answer the question.

Obama: Fine. If I had to pick just one it would be…naw, I can’t go with that chicken Huckabee. If you cut off the Huckster’s head, he would still run around for 20 years but the lousy bastard wouldn’t lay any edible eggs. Hey, eggs! I really crack me up sometimes! Oh, you’re not laughing. Oh, all right, getting serious here…I pick Ted Nugent.

Freud: Hmmmmm… I see… now why would that be?

Obama: Cuz back in the day, August 21, 2007 in fact, Nugent was giving a concert in Michigan and he informed the crowd that he had told me to suck on his machine gun.

Freud: And you took offense at that?

Obama: It’s a lie. We don’t even know each other—At least in the Biblical sense.

Freud: So let me get this straight… you’re opposed to lies now?

Freud writes a note in his notepad: “I wonder if Obama ever lifts his nose to the sky and Pez comes out of his neck?”

Obama: I can’t stand this dirty job. All I want to do is go home to Chicago.

Freud: Speaking of dirty, Mister Obama, what brand of washing machine do you own?

Obama: A Whirlpool. I like the spin.

Freud: Perhaps you should invest in a Maytag. You’ll be much happier with a Maytag. In fact the Maytag Company has a new washing machine named after you. The agitator goes back and forth faster and then it steals your clothes.

Obama: Can’t we just stick to the subject, doc? I have a hard enough time understanding Ken…uh… kenyah economics.

Freud: Oh, I thought you said “Keynsian” economics. You mean “Kenyan” economics? Oh….Huh….hmm.

Obama: Can I ask a question about another patient?

Freud: Sure, but I won’t divulge anything of a private nature between doctor and patient.

Obama: Oh, I don’t think it is very private. All I want to know is if Barney Frank is in touch with his feelings.

Freud: Like I said, I won’t divulge anything of a primate, uhhh… correction, of a private nature between doctor and patient.

Obama: Oh, gotcha.

Freud: Why did you appoint Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to become the new head of the Democratic Party?

Obama: Look, don’t blame me for your sex obsessed psycho theories! Wasserman could be Nancy Pelosi’s and Alan Grayson’s love child, for all I know.

Freud: Just askin’. Sheesh. I know she does Florida and Dallas but I just didn’t figure her for the type that did the Beltway, too.

Freud writes another note: “The Obama Administration is the meth lab of democracy.”

Obama: blab, blab, blab So, as I was saying to the missus “Look Eve, I appreciate the thought, but a fig leaf would have been fine. Blah, blah, blah.

Freud: Another note: “Obama is a boiled sprat. Hmmmm, my dyslexia must be icking kin.”

Freud: So, Barry, when does this hope and change thing kick in?

Obama: That does it! I’m getting out of here. You’re accusing my Kool-Aid of starting to taste funny!

Freud: Mellow out, Jackwagon! Relax. Take a deep breath. Now, tell me why you went to the White House Easter Egg Roll. The kids were confused. They expected a bunny, not a community organizer.

Obama: The Chinese paid for it and they asked me to host the event.

Freud: Can I have an order of rabbit fried rice with that Easter Egg Roll? Oh, sorry, Barry.  But those weren’t the first eggs laid by your Administration.

Obama: That’s okay… but I need a vacation after that busy weekend!

Freud: You really should have renamed the Easter Egg Roll to Kick the Can Down the Road.

Obama: Oh, I know. Michelle told me that hosting an egg roll was pushing the limits of my leadership.

Freud: I heard the Energizer Bunny was invited but his Chevy Volt broke down and he was unable to make it.

Obama: <Silence.>

Receptionist: Sorry to break in, Doctor Freud. But I was going to call the deli for your afternoon snack. Got any special requests?

Freud: I’ll take a Kloppenburger to go, please. Hold the pickles. No! I changed my mind. I’ll take two McJobs and an Illegal Alien to go. Oh, Lillie, please order this for Michelle. Barry’s bringing lunch back for her. Now, getting back to business, Barry—during the coming week I want you to concentrate on not lying so much.

Freud: Another note: “For Obama, lying is an art form. It’s what happens when he thinks the media will just curtsy and blow kisses.”

Obama: Thanks, Doc. You’ve given me a lot to think about. See you Tuesday.

Obama walks to the door while Dr. Freud holds his breath. Freud writes one final note in his notebook.

“Benjamin Franklin wrote: ‘Fish and visitors smell in 3 days’. Obama has them both beat by a landslide.’”

 

 

Ron Paul to Announce Presidential Bid Tuesday

Ron Paul for PresidentAccording to an article in the National Journal, Ron Paul will be announcing his run for President on Tuesday.

Sources close to Paul, who is in his 12th term in the House, said he will unveil an exploratory presidential committee, a key step in gearing up for a White House race. He will also unveil the campaign’s leadership team in Iowa, where the first votes of the presidential election will be cast in caucuses next year.

As was mentioned in “Like Him or Not, Ron Paul is Relevant“, Mr. Paul had won a GOP straw poll in April beating both Trump and Romney – the two current front-runners in the GOP field.

Ron Paul is the most visible and well-known figure of the libertarian party, with his son Rand in a close second. Ron’s heavily anti-fed, anti-big government message fell on deaf ears in his 1988 run for President, but with an almost $15 trillion dollar deficit, questionable monetary policy by the fed and an over-reaching federal government, he is becoming a much more representative figure of those just right-of-center.

Mr. Paul will be the oldest candidate to enter the Presidential race at 75, but is not struggling among young voters as a post on Texas on the Potomac mentioned:

The poll by the Pew Research Center shows Paul’s support strongest among Tea Party loyalists (13 percent), independent Republicans (13 percent), young voters (12 percent) and those who attend church less than once a week (11 percent).

The country is energized in an anti-federalist mood and Ron Paul has a message to match. It remains to be seen if he can convert his message into votes for the GOP nomination.

Governor Perry asks Texans to Pray for Rain

This past Thursday, April 21, 2011, the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry issued an Official Proclamation for Days of Prayer for Rain in Texas.

As a citizen of Texas, it is with great humbleness that I submit myself to pray for rain for our drought-ridden state. What saddens me is that as a woman who prays about everything, I have not prayed for rain up until our Governor put out an official proclamation to pray for rain.

I wonder why this is. I guess it’s just one of those simple things that should come naturally but you just don’t stop to think about it.

On a daily and sometimes hourly basis, I pray for this nation, that she will turn back to God;  I pray for our President, that he will humble himself before God and seek God’s will rather than his own selfish ways for this nation he was called to lead; I pray consistently for the complete healing and restoration of body, mind and soul for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was gunned down in January of this year. In fact, this one event affected me so deeply that the day after the shooting I started a personal prayer blog to specifically pray for her continued progress and healing.

Over the months, this site has grown into praying for a great deal of things that has happened throughout our nation.

Looking back, on the blog site, as well as in my personal, private prayer time, I have no problem praying for the big things as well as the small things. I’m a firm believer that nothing is too big or too small for God Almighty! And yet…. I still had not thought to pray for rain!

I appreciate the fact that Governor Perry, as the elected official of this great State, has made an official proclamation to pray for rain. He has reminded us that we should seek God Almighty with all of our needs, including the weather. While I do not agree with everything that Governor Perry does, and in many ways I see him as just another “typical politician”,  I do see that he is leading in a way that allows God to guide him and direct him in his decisions. Whether or not he personally truly seeks God’s will in his governing I cannot say.  But I would venture to say that he has a fairly strong and faithful prayer life. Whatever the case may be, as far as his personal relationship with God, he has reminded me to pray for rain!

Here in San Antonio it is still dry as a bone. This morning, when I heard the rumblings of thunder, I was prayerful and hopeful that God was going to open up the floodgates of heaven with His soaking rain. However, we have only received a few drops here and there.

Does this mean I believe God has turned His back on believers who are earnestly praying for rain? No, not at all! In fact, in my mind I see it as a searching call from God. It’s almost as if He is saying, “Yes, my children, I hear your prayers. I want to bless you. Can you hear that I am preparing to pour out my blessings of rain for you?” Is it wishful thinking? No, it is hope, faith and trust in God Almighty.

For now, His answer is “no” in response to opening the floodgates of heaven to let it rain abundantly on our state. So I will continue to call upon the Name of the Lord God Almighty to send us the much needed rain in abundance! And if He still continues to say “no” to my prayers? Blessed be the Name of The Lord! He gives and takes away, my heart will choose to say- Blessed be the Name of The Lord!

This song is my prayer, Lord God:

http://youtu.be/ucWK6fkGsAE

 

 

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San Antonio, TX: Good People Needed!

  

This is an email that I received from one of my contacts I have made through my journey in the Foster Care system. If you are interested, or know someone that is, I can personally speak for the authenticity of Mrs. Villarreal.

Need Good People!! Please Pass On!

Dear People I Know,

My company, Pathways, has a contract to provide Hospital Sitting services to children in state care who are hospitalized for medical reasons and require an adult to be present during their stay.  We are looking for help to spread the word and find more people willing to be there for a child in need.  Our referrals range from newborns to teens and a Sitter can sign up for as many or as few “shifts” as they would like when we send out the announcement for a specific child.  The Sitter is there to provide company, document the medical progress and services, and advocate for them if they are in need of immediate attention.  No medical knowledge or experience is required — just some time and a desire to help. Sitters are paid $10 per hour.

I am hoping you’ll share this information with friends, families, co-workers, church members, neighbors, etc. to help us meet the increasing need for this service.  An application packet is attached!  If you have questions please call Suzette at 210-733-7117 or share her email ([email protected]) with anyone interested.

Thank you!

Danielle Villarreal
Family Specialist
Pathways Youth and Family Services, Inc.
4243 E. Piedras Drive, Ste. 100
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210)733-7117 Phone
(210)733-7118 Fax
[email protected]