Even after this?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents — a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future.
The bureau extended the invitations to Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., for training this spring at two bureau facilities in Virginia: Quantico and Manassas.
Justice Alito on Obama’s claim about campaign finance:
Harry Reid said of Barack Obama back in 2008 that he is electable because he is:
“light skinned… with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Now that this is news, Reid has apologized to Obama and blacks.
Reid’s comment only displays his own backwards way of thinking, referring to blacks as “Negroes.” He says nothing disparaging about Obama, unless Obama resents the implication that he would use different manners of speaking to suit his own aspirations, that is, unless Obama resents the implication that he is a politician.
Reid should apologize to the American people. The soon to be former Senator clearly thinks that Americans are too racist to elect a dark-skinned politician with a “Negro” dialect.
The Nobel commission awarded Obama the Peace Prize, but
Does the Constitution allow him to accept the award?
Back in March I saw the potential of A Wonderful Precedent set by the Obama administration and Democrats. Basically, if Obama doesn’t like the way a company is being run, and that company received stimulus money,
Obama’s crew… might abuse their authority to “punish” executives who don’t “voluntarily” return money that they are under no obligation to return.
Well, that precedent has been set:
In an appeal to authority, Obama has cited Republican supporters of health care reform:
The White House has been pressing Republicans who are in favor of passing health legislation to issue the statements and circulating them to reporters. On Saturday, a few more added their names to a list that already included Bill Frist and Bob Dole, both former Senate Republican leaders; Tommy Thompson and Louis Sullivan, both former health secretaries; and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.
In his remarks to a joint session of Congress recently, Barack Obama said:
As soon as I sign this bill… insurance companies will be required to cover, with no extra charge, routine checkups and preventive care, like mammograms and colonoscopies because there’s no reason we shouldn’t be catching diseases like breast cancer and colon cancer before they get worse. That makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives.
That’s all fine and dandy, however…
Obama says that he is:
deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel Committee
Yeah, right. This guy doesn’t know the meaning of humility.
The former Polish President and Nobel Peace laureate of 1983, Lech Walesa, made the following remark regarding Obama’s win of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize:
So soon? Too early. He has no contribution so far.
Walesa went on to say that the prize was awarded, most likely, in order to encourage Obama to act in a way that the European socialists would like.
If the Nobel Peace Prize was actually awarded on merit, then I would be surprised at Hopey McChange’s win.
Here’s the video that I downloaded from YouTube because, predictably, it was removed after receiving negative attention.
The Dems have dropped the pretense:
In other words, Mr. Obama, you lie!
H/T – Michelle Malkin
This is truly unexpected news. While listening to C-SPAN this morning I heard President Obama state that Iran has not been fully cooperative with the IAEA, and, in fact:
“Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow.”
The surprise here is not the fact that Iran “has a secret nuclear facility,” or as reality-based folks like to put it, Iran is developing nuclear weapons. The surprise is that Obama is actually speaking out against the Islamic Republic.
Let’s see if he can put his money where is mouth is.
H/T – HotAir
Obama seems not to have a problem misleading the public, even when it comes to the common meaning of words. I hope that Dems and folks on the Left realize that this guy is will smile, look them dead in the eyes and tell them whatever he thinks they want to hear.
Charles at LGF seems to be on the same page as Jimmy Carter when it comes to Republican criticism of Democrats. Both think it stems from racism. Here’s what LGF posts about an anecdote told by Congressman Roy Blunt at an event for the Family Research Council:
At the Family Research Council’s 2009 Values Voter Summit, Republican Congressman Roy Blunt (R-MO) blows the racist dog whistle with a “joke” about “eliminating the monkey problem.”
First of all, (more…)
As hundreds of thousands of Americans march in Washington today to protest Obama’s schemes, for example Obamacare, conservative bloggers feel confident that “They Will Be Heard.”
I’m not so sure.
This morning I linked to a transcript of last night’s Obama speech to the Congress. However, I now have the time and am watching the video of the address on C-Span. Why? Not because I think Obama will stray too far from his teleprompter, and besides, his blunders aren’t funny when they are cold, calculated lies. No, the real reason I’m watching Obama recite his tired rhetoric is because of what I heard as I drove to work about a South Carolina Representative by the name of Joe Wilson. When Obama addressed the issue of illegal immigrants, Rep. Wilson shouted “You Lie!” when Mr. Obama played it fast and loose with the facts. But let’s be clear, Rep. Wilson had absolutely, positively NO problem with the blatant lies Obama was spewing, I’m sad to say that the outburst was, in reality, racism.
This is the most succinct explanation that I’ve read on the web and it captures the beliefs of the one caller on C-Span’s Washington Journal who brought this incident up this morning:
Like many racist White folks that are just enraged by the mere presence of a Black man in White House, Rep. Joe Wilson has clearly lost his mind.
Unfortunately the real issue with Rep. Wilson is his inability to control his clear hatred of a Black man as President of the United States and who is also his boss. It is this racist thinking and behavior that endangers our President and the very principles upon which this country was founded.
Exactly right. Not only is it racist to criticize the President… no matter what he says or does. But, any who do speak their mind are clearly a crazy and dangerous breed of racist.
Oh, and by the way, it is 100% true that Obama is the “boss” of every other politician in the nation and, incidentally, he’s the king of the USA.
The video on C-Span does not capture Pelosi’s reaction. Scarlet at Ironic Surrealism (v3.0) posts a youtube version, check it out:
Obama has the gall to state that I put an extra burden on the wallets of my fellow Americans by exercising my freedom to choose whether or not to purchase a health insurance plan:
And here are some data from a CNN national poll:
27. From everything you have heard or read so far, do you favor or oppose Barack Obama’s plan to
reform health care?
28. (IF FAVOR) Do you favor that plan strongly or only moderately?
29. (IF OPPOSE) Do you oppose that plan strongly or only moderately?
QUESTIONS 27, 28 AND 29 COMBINED
Aug. 28-31 2009
Favor strongly 25%
Favor only moderately 23%
Oppose only moderately 10%
Oppose strongly 41%
No opinion 2%
Which would make you feel more secure — the current health care system in this country, or the
health care system proposed by President Obama?
Aug. 28-31 2009
Current health care system 52%
Obama’s proposed system 44%
No opinion 4%
From what you know of those health care reforms, do you think you and your family would, in
general, be better off, worse off or about the same?
Aug. 28-31 2009
Better off 21%
Worse off 38%
About the same 40%
No opinion *
This should give a general idea how Americans feel about the current health care/insurance plans. If you watch some town hall meetings on C-Span I’m sure you’ll realize that these numbers are more than generous to those who support the plans. These polls are all recent as of September 2, 2009.
It’s sad that this man works in Fairfax County.
President Barack Obama was 100% correct as labeling those who speak out for U.S. action regarding Honduras as hypocrites.
Ya see, there are human rights violations being perpetrated in Honduras, and the President, rightly, responds to pleas for U.S. action by saying:
“The same critics who say that the United States has not intervened enough in Honduras are the same people who say that we’re always intervening and the Yankees need to get out of Latin America. You can’t have it both ways.”
Exactly right, Mr. President.
Obama knows that it’s either regime change or nothing. If you want the U.S. involved, we’re going to take care of the situation thoroughly. I believe it is “Dreams From My Father” that Obama tells us how his dad always said “Barry, if you’re going to do something, do it right.” Obama knows that in order to “do it right” in Honduras full regime change with the institution of a U.S. led, puppet government of some sort is necessary.
About 100 years ago V.I. Lenin formulated what was to become the Russian Bolshevik party, a Marxist regime that combined massive propaganda campaigns of bogus economic, social and philosophical ideology (Marxism) with violence and terror. Starting in the 1920s, with Joseph Stalin as leader of the Bolsheviks and Communist Russia, citizens were intimidated and, in order to avoid the secret police, reported any “suspicious” behavior of their friends, neighbors and family members. The result would often be the disappearance of the suspect.
Obama must have studied his Stalinist play-book when coming up with this:
The White House raised privacy concerns this week among those who oppose efforts to pass healthcare reform legislation. In a blog post earlier this week the White House asked supporters to report “fishy” information they receive regarding the debate on healthcare reform by forwarding emails to email@example.com.
The White House says it is enlisting the help of supporters to stay aware of the propaganda and disinformation that is being spread by opponents so they can address concerns and clarify the truth regarding the proposed legislation.
What could top Obama’s homage to Stalin? Why, nothing less than Medvedev following in his master’s footsteps by rewriting history and criminalizing criticism of one of the biggest mass murderers ever:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has announced his plans to criminalize historical “revisionism.”
Specifically, Medvedev wants to make “questioning the Soviet victory in World War II” a criminal offense; he also appointed a commission to work toward “counteracting attempts to falsify history that are to the detriment of the interests of Russia.”
In Newsweek, Stalin’s Children author Owen Matthews explains:
Russia’s schoolchildren are being indoctrinated with the greatness of Stalin and stories of how the Red Army was welcomed as liberators by the peoples of Eastern Europe.
Both Putin and Medvedev seek to create a new, great Russia, and to that end, they believe it needs a great history, unsullied with mass murder and secret alliances with Hitler.
This 21st century Bolshevism is starting to scare me.
LGF has been giving balanced coverage of President Obama’s actions. At times Charles criticizes, at other times he defends Obama and the Democrats. Over at HotAir bloggers are outraged over what seems to be a statement by Obama in which he asserts his intention to silence criticism: White House: We’ll cut off criticism of Porkulus. But LGF is claims that this is nonsense:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. It’s a responsible move, to prevent abuse of stimulus funds.
Not so fast, Charles.
Cafe Hayek has already posted on the intimidation and thuggish tactics that the Democrats are using to keep criticism levels down. Here’s the text of a letter that the Democrats have sent to a private citizen who just so happens to oppose the way things are being handled in D.C.
Dear Mr. Frey:
We were outraged to read in today’s New York Times that you are actively opposing our efforts to achieve a diminution in foreclosures by voluntary efforts. Your decision is a serious threat to our efforts to respond to the current economic crisis, and we strongly urge you to reverse it. Given the importance of this to the economy and to what it means for future regulatory efforts, we have set a hearing for November 12, and we invite you now to testify. We believe it is essential for our policymaking function for you to appear at such a hearing, and if this cannot be arranged on a voluntary basis, then we will pursue further steps.
For the hedge fund industry, which has flourished for much of the past decade, to take steps so actively in opposition to what is currently in the national economic interest is deeply troubling and will clearly have serious implications for the rules by which we operate in the future if this posture of obstruction of our efforts is maintained. We very much hope you will be able to tell us very soon that you have reversed your position of trying to obstruct the operation of the bill that was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed by the President this summer, and we hope that you will also affirm your presence at the hearing on November 12.
This letter is signed by Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Luis V. Gutierrez, Paul E. Kanjorski, Caroline Maloney, and Melvin L. Watt.
Here’s the pdf:
Obama seems to be taking a page from Barney Frank’s book of crime under the guise of politics. The President of the United States wants to control the expressed opinions of “anyone else exerting influence on the [stimulus spending] process.”
Charles at LGF misreads the restriction:
This restriction only applies to people who are competing for stimulus money. They’re not allowed to communicate with government representatives responsible for a particular claim unless they put it in writing, after the claim is filed but before the money is awarded. This is obviously intended to prevent corruption, and make sure that any claims for stimulus money are completely above board.
Well, no. The restriction applies to “anyone else exerting influence on the process,” as is stated in the White House blog post. An editorial in a newspaper would certainly count as an exertion of influence, would it not?
I would honestly like to believe that this is being done in the interest of full disclosure and transparency, so that the American people can read what would have gone on behind closed doors, but, given the the fact that Democrats like Barney Frank have already written letters of intimidation to private citizens in order to “urge” folks “to reverse their opinions,” it’s doubtful if the Obama Adm. is acting in good-faith here.