President wants it both ways on confirming Justices

May 31, 2009

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First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee

Now Hopes for Clean Process

Full ABC report here

EXCERPT

President Obama’s expressed hope today in his weekly address “that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this (Supreme Court nomination) process, and Congress, in the past” runs against another historical first for the 44th president: his unique role in history as the first US President to have ever voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.

So while there is little indication Republicans intend to filibuster President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the GOP will likely invoke the President’s unique history whenever he calls their tactics into question.

In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito.

On January 29, 2006, Mr. Obama told George Stephanopulos on “This Week” that he would “be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values, you know. When you look at his decisions in particular during times of war, we need a court that is independent and is going to provide some check on the executive branch, and he has not shown himself willing to do that repeatedly.”

https://allanerickson.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/sotomayor-best-nominee-possible/


Beck covers Cloward-Piven!

May 31, 2009

Must have accessed the research of Jim Simpson, former White House Economist.

Cloward-Piven Strategy for destroying American Capitalism & the Obama/ACORN connections


IBD: We Owe $64 Trillion . . .

May 30, 2009

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.  .  .  and counting.   [ $3.79 billion daily ]

Full IBD article here

Excerpt:

OK, take a deep breath. You might need it after we tell you this: You now owe more than half a million dollars, not counting your home mortgage, credit cards and other debt. Don’t remember running it up? 

Well, technically, you didn’t. The government did it for you. And USA Today has done us all a favor by taking out a calculator and doing the basic math. It’s beyond ugly.

Each household owes an additional $55,000, thanks to the soaring spending by the federal government on retirement programs just in the past year.

All told, each household at the end of 2008 owed $546,668. That’s four times what American households owe for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and other debt.

Looking long term is where it really gets scary. Recently, we learned the U.S. had $101 trillion in retirement and health care obligations over the next 75 years. The only problem is, at current tax rates we’ll have only $53 trillion to pay for it all.

That leaves a gaping hole of $48 trillion.

It gets worse. The stimulus plans and bailouts pushed into the budget by President Obama and congressional Democrats will add $9 trillion to our national debt over the next 10 years alone.

“We have a huge implicit mortgage on every household in America,” David Walker, former U.S. comptroller, told USA Today. “Except, unlike a real mortgage, it’s not backed up by a house.”

Americans can’t be blamed for hyperventilating when they see such numbers emerging from the most fiscally irresponsible government in our nation’s history.

Even the nation’s president, in a moment of unguarded frankness last week, admitted that “we are out of money.”

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$3.79 billion more debt per day

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The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth

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Road ahead: hyperinflation, devaluation of the dollar

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America is broke


Shariah/AIG lawsuit may proceed

May 29, 2009

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U.S. taxpayer money given to bailout AIG being channeled to Islamic charities and terrorist organizations, suit alleges.

Thomas More Law Center press release

In his well-written and detailed analysis issued yesterday, Judge Zatkoff denied the request by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice to dismiss the lawsuit. The request was filed on behalf of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Federal Reserve Board – the named defendants in the case. In his ruling, the judge held that the lawsuit sufficiently alleged a federal constitutional challenge to the use of taxpayer money to fund AIG’s Islamic religious activities.  

STEALTH  JIHAD  CONNECTION

U.S. District Court denies gov’t motion to dismiss AIG-Shariah lawsuit

In September, the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve took a nearly 80-percent stake in AIG when it injected $150 billion to help prop up the troubled company.

In an earlier appearance on FOX News discussing the lawsuit, Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy said “The suit is aimed at persuading the U.S. government it is unconstitutional to engage in the promotion of a faith. In this case, Islam, and its practices, which include among many other things, Shariah.”

Gaffney, who opposes Shariah, said the federal lawsuit sheds light on a problem that is under the radar. “There’s also a host of other aspects of Shariah that are now beginning to be adopted or accommodated in our country. We think far from being frivolous or innocuous or innocent, these represent a form of, what I think [is] best described as stealth Jihad.”

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Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “It is outrageous that AIG has been using taxpayer money to promote Islam and Shariah law, which potentially provides support for terrorist activities aimed at killing Americans.  Shariah law is the same law championed by Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban.  It is the same law that prompted the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our soil that killed thousands of innocent Americans.   We won this skirmish.  But the war to stop the federal government from funding Islam and Shariah-compliant financing is far from over.”

Further, from the TMLC release:

An important element of Shariah-compliant financing is a form of obligatory charitable contribution called zakat, which is a religious tax for assisting those that “struggle [jihad] for Allah.”  The amount of this tax is between 2.5% and 20%, depending upon the source of the wealth.  The zakat religious tax is used to financially support Islamic “charities,” some of which have ties to terrorist organizations that are hostile to the United States and all other “infidels,” which includes Christians and Jews. 

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, an example of an Islamic “charity” that qualifies for receipt of the zakat, was recently convicted by a federal jury for providing millions of dollars to Islamic terrorist organizations.  As a direct consequence of the taxpayer funds appropriated and expended to purchase and financially support AIG, the federal government is now the owner of a corporation engaged in the business of collecting religious taxes to fund interests adverse to the United States, Christians, Jews, and all other “infidels” under Islamic law.

https://allanerickson.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/aig-islam-shariah-law-terrorist/


OBAMA JUSTICE

May 29, 2009

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DOJ drops case against guilty Panthers

“You are about to be ruled by a Black man, cracka.”

Black Panthers threaten voters at polling place.

“Outrageous affront to American democracy . . . ” says civil rights activist.

DOJ drops case after accused were convicted.

EXCERPTS

Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.

The incident – which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube – had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.”

Courtesy of National Geographic Channel King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, pictured last year for the National Geographic Channel's show "Inside," were accused of voter intimidation by the Justice Department.

To support its evidence, the government had secured an affidavit from Bartle Bull, a longtime civil rights activist and former aide to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign. Mr. Bull said in a sworn statement dated April 7 that he was serving in November as a credentialed poll watcher in Philadelphia when he saw the three uniformed Panthers confront and intimidate voters with a nightstick.

Inexplicably, the government did not enter the affidavit in the court case, according to the files.

“In my opinion, the men created an intimidating presence at the entrance to a poll,” he declared. “In all my experience in politics, in civil rights litigation and in my efforts in the 1960s to secure the right to vote in Mississippi … I have never encountered or heard of another instance in the United States where armed and uniformed men blocked the entrance to a polling location.”

Mr. Bull said the “clear purpose” of what the Panthers were doing was to “intimidate voters with whom they did not agree.”

He also said he overheard one of the men tell a white poll watcher: “You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.”

He called their conduct an “outrageous affront to American democracy and the rights of voters to participate in an election without fear.” He said it was a “racially motivated effort to limit both poll watchers aiding voters, as well as voters with whom the men did not agree.”

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IBD editorial: Thugs versus Voters


Sotomayor: best nominee possible . . .

May 29, 2009

. . . or just another ideologue with a radical agenda?

Justice no longer blind: justice will now discriminate.  *

Yet another unwise, ill-informed, anti-American decision by King Obama.

Obama wants Sotomayor confirmed quickly, but he wanted to filibuster Alito

Buchanan says Sotomayor is an intellectual lightweight, a discriminatory jurist who embraces legislating from the bench.

LA RAZA connection, WND report

As President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a “racist,” Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that’s promoted driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police.  According the American Bar Association, Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR, which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.  Meaning “the Race,” La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America.

Hispanic Supremacist?

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Sotomayor and the Ricci Case: by Charles Krauthammer

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Washington Times report here:  “Terror on the bench . . . “

“She really lacks judicial temperament. She behaves in an out-of-control manner. She makes inappropriate outbursts,” one lawyer told the almanac. Another said she “abuses lawyers.”

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Sotomayor: Of Fish & Men   Informative IBD editorial

High Court reverses Sotomayor 60% of the time

RON PAUL: Ten Reasons Sotomayor will not be confirmed

10) ADMITS MAKING ACTIVIST POLICY FROM THE BENCH

9)  PRO-ABORTION-SUPPORTS ROE V. WADE

8)  ANTI-GUN, ANTI-WEAPON, ANTI- 2nd AMENDMENT

7)  ANTI-TEN COMMANDMENTS, BUT PRO-MUSLIM?

6)  SAVIOR OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN

5)  OVERRULED 33 OF 44 VOTES BY SUPREME COURT

4)  FAVORITISM BY RACE OR GENDER, NOT LAW  *

3)  FAVORS INTERNATIONAL LAW OVER AMERICAN LAW

2)  EVEN THE LIBERALS CALL HER A BULLY

1)  BASEBALL BIAS FOR NEW YORK YANKEES!

Obama says criticism of Sotomayor is ridiculous

Another radical on the court

WHAT YOU CAN DO


Why is America Unique?

May 28, 2009

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Dennis Prager, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, outlines the three pillars of American values in this preview of his new venture, Prager University.

Prager University

The American University: great short video here

by Dennis Prager