Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Senator Chuckie Schumer Caught Lying about GOP

"Always call them extremists!"
Washington DC, Mar 29, 2011. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, was on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in.

Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.

But unknown to Schumer the reporters had joined the call early and were listening in.

Before the scheduled conference call with reporters Schumer began to instruct his fellow senators on how to talk to reporters about the contentious budget process, and how to slant the words to cast the GOP in an unfavorable light.

Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, Tom Carper, D-DE, Ben Cardin, D-MO, and Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, to tell reporters that:
"the GOP is refusing to negotiate."
He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as "extreme."

Schumer told them to portray John A. Boehner of Ohio, the speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme.
"I always use extreme," Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week."
This is a fairly common strategy used by the Democrats. They will always mischaracterize the GOP position, effectively creating a straw man they can denounce.

They will label any Republican position as "extreme" as they wage a nonstop public relations war to encourage much more federal spending, which will impose a huge burden on our children and grandchildren.

Here's a bit more of what he said about House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH:
"The main thrust is basically that we want to negotiate and we want to come up with a compromise but the Tea Party is pulling Boehner too far over to the right and so far over that there is no more fruitful negotiations,"
Schumer also instructed them to portray the GOP as the obstacle to a budget settlement, despite the Democrats being well known for crying bloody murder anytime the GOP suggests rational spending levels. Schumer said on the call:
"The only way we can avoid a shutdown is for Boehner to come up with a reasonable compromise and not just listen to what the Tea Party wants."
Another very common tactic is to portray the GOP as being held hostage by the Tea Party, and then to demonize the Tea Party for demanding fiscal responsibility. Of course nothing could be further from the truth, since the Tea Party has very little influence over most Republicans.

"Next time TELL ME when they are listening in!"
Actually, if Schumer was right about this, then the nation would be much better off.

We really don't have much hope as long as both parties want to push for higher and higher debt.

It's a real shame that the Tea Party doesn't yet have the clout to hold any politicians "hostage."

Very often both parties want more spending, but only differ on how much to spend.

Once Schumer was told by an aide that the reporters could hear every word he was saying he stopped speaking in mid sentence and went to his prepared speaking points.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Barack Obama Wages War..... to defend Oil For Europe

Rome, Mar 28, 2011. The Spin Cycle has received proof that there are many foreign oil companies heavily invested in Libyan oil development.

These firms are mostly Italian, French, British, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, German and Norwegian with some joint ventures that include American companies too.

Around 80% of Libyan oil exports go to European Union nations. An additional 13% goes to China and other nations in Asia.

Only 5% goes to the USA, so naturally the President feels we should spend our money and blood defending oil for France, Germany and Italy.

The president has decided to go to war to defend this oil, under the pretext of "humanitarian relief."

We didn't interfere in Rwanda when two million people were murdered. Because Rwanda has no oil. The President is not concerned about genocide in Sudan, Ivory Coast, the Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia or dozens of other African countries where it exists today. Because they have no oil.

The ironic thing about this is that while President Obama is spending money we don't have to defend the oil Europe needs, he has also outlawed drilling for oil here in the USA.

We have more oil than Saudi Arabia right here, and the President and his party adamantly refuse to drill it.

The liberal Democrats feel that it is somehow better for Mother Earth if the oil is drilled "somewhere else" and corporations from other nations reap the profits and create jobs in other countries. They feel we should depend on foreign nations to supply our oil for us.

Drilling for oil in Alaska or off our shores would create much needed jobs for the USA. But the president would rather create jobs for Europeans, South Americans, Africans and Asians instead.

President Obama is also risking the lives of our young men and women in the military, which brings to mind one of his own campaign themes in 2008, when he was running for President... "NO BLOOD FOR OIL."

Of course, according to President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, this isn't a war at all. It is merely a "Kinetic Military Operation."

According to the chart at the right, Obama is waging this "Kinetic Military Operation" to defend the investments of:

Gazprom........(Russia)......dark orange
Royal Dutch....(Holland).....dark blue
RWE...............(Germany)...olive green
Statoil.............(Norway).....light blue
Total ..............(France)......yellow

Donald Trump: "Stop Hiding Your Birth Certificate"

NYC Mar 28, 2011. Real Estate developer Donald Trump has asked President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, to "show his birth certificate" just like everyone else does, including Mr. Trump himself.

Trump has been making television appearances calling for President Barack Obama to release his official birth documents, released his birth certificate exclusively on Monday.

“It took me one hour to get my birth certificate. It’s inconceivable that after four years of questioning,  the President still hasn’t produced his birth certificate."

"I’m just asking President Obama to show the public his birth certificate. Why’s he making an issue out of this?"

Trump was skeptical that so few people have stepped forward to verify Obama's birth.

Donald Trump's Birth Certificate
"I went to the best college and I was a great student, and it is inconceivable to my brain that no doctor, no nurse, nobody has stepped forward to verify the birth, other than the governor. He remembers? The governor?"

"A birth 50 years ago? Come on. He’s taking a bullet for his party."

He said other presidents have produced these documents without any hesitation.

"Ronald Reagan, George Bush have produced their birth certificates. Why doesn’t Obama?"

Trump added that the local newspaper ad announcing Obama’s birth also strikes him as odd.

“Someone takes an ad out in the paper announcing his birth days later? How many people do you know who take an ad out in the paper to announce a birth, and then won’t show anyone the birth certificate?”

Trump has been the latest voice to call for President Obama to release his birth certificate, a source of controversy to some Americans who remain unconvinced that Obama was born in the United States. The president has released a "Certificate of Live Birth" showing he was born in Hawaii, but a more detailed birth certificate has not been made public.

Trump appeared on "The View" last week and found it "insulting" that co-host Whoppi Goldberg intimated that racism was behind the birth-certificate issue. Goldberg said that no white president had ever been asked to produce a birth certificate.

“The fact is they asked John McCain for his birth certificate,” Trump told Fox today. “They’ve asked others for their birth certificate. They asked Bush for his birth certificate, by the way, I just found out over the weekend. And they would ask me for my birth certificate."

Curiously, Barack Obama's own grandmother, Sarah Obama,  has confirmed that she witnessed the birth of Obama in Kenya. 

Mrs.Obama said that Barack as well as his half-brother and half-sister, were born in Kenya, not in Hawaii 

When asked if she was present during the birth in Kenya, Mrs. Obama is understood to excitedly say “Yes! Yes! I was there when he was born!”

Sunday, March 27, 2011

President Botches Foreign Policy Again

"This mess is your fault, Hillary"
Washington DC, Mar 27, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has thrown us into our third middle eastern war.

The President has opened a third front by committing our military to an act of aggression against Libya.

We are now giving air support and cover to the Libyan rebels, who are comprised of various Islamic radicals including elements from the Moslem Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda.

To be clear about this, Libya did not attack the USA. Libya is not a threat to the USA, and there is no vital American interest at stake here.

Even U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said on Sunday that Libya did not pose "an actual or imminent threat" to the United States."

The President is calling this a "kinetic military action" and not a war... but whenever a nation hurls a few hundred tomahawk missiles at another nation, it sure feels like a war.

The man who campaigned on this promise...
"I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Barack Obama Campaign Promise - October 27, 2007
 .. has done the exact opposite of what he promised America.

Tomahawk missle being launched
Instead, the president has continued the war in Iraq, escalated the drone strikes in Pakistan, and sent more troops to Afghanistan.

He also expanded the Patriot Act, continued warrantless wiretapping, and failed to prevent indefinite detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. And now he has initiated a war with a third middle eastern nation.

Does anyone even notice that he is doing the exact opposite of what he promised us he would do?

Ironically, the antiwar leftwing Democrats, led by Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, and the then Senator Obama himself does not seem to have any problem with this. So far, the only Democrat who has spoken up is Congressman Dennis Kucinch, who has called this "clearly an impeachable offense."

Our missles striking Libyan soil
The President has also been totally irresponsible about the cost of this additional war.

At a time of budget crisis at home, soaring debt, and record deficits, he costs for the US attack on Libya continue to mount, undermining Congress's attempts to cut the budget and government spending.

With nearly $2 Trillion already expected this year in deficit spending for the Federal government, any additional programs or conflicts beyond the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will push our government closer to bankruptcy.

This new intervention by President Obama to fire missiles and deploy aircraft into Libya will remove any and all potential savings made by Congress in projected budget cuts.  Since the start of the week long military action, the Pentagon is spending over $100 Million per day in supporting UN forces in Libya under the no-fly agreement.

This means that every 10 days we will be spending an additional $1 Billion dollars that takes away from military resources in other areas of the world, including our ongoing police actions in the Middle East.  With escalation, the costs will rise even more.

It is not our job is not to police the world. Our foreign policy should protect American interests and American security rather than intervening in every corner of the globe.

President Obama’s decision to use force in Libya is unconstitutional and illegal. Ceding American sovereignty to an international body such as the U.N. removes power from Congress and the American people. Under the Constitution, only Congress has the authority to declare war.

The decision to send the country to war should be the most important one ever made in an administration. Congress should issue a declaration of war, and the American people should know why their loved ones will be put in harm’s way.

Only real threats against Americans’ safety should be met with force. It should always be questioned whether the loss of American life is worth involvement in a conflict, regardless of how large or small.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Libyan rebels admit having links to al-Qaeda

Tripoli, Mar 26, 2011. Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Ironically, our own President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has joined their ranks too, providing air support for the rebel attempt to oust Muammar Gadaffi.

Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited "around 25" men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are "today are on the front lines in Adjabiya".

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters "are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists," but added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader".

His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries".

And now President Obama has joined their ranks by providing American air cover for their revolution against the Libyan strongman Gadaffi.

Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan".

He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.

US and British government sources said Mr al-Hasidi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which killed dozens of Libyan troops in guerrilla attacks around Derna and Benghazi in 1995 and 1996.
Now that our President is assisting al-Qaeda, he has solidified his image as a strong defender of radical Islam.

Reactions were favorable after a major speech in Cairo in 2009 by President Obama that marked an attempt by the US president for reconciliation with the Muslim world. 

Terrorists said they were impressed. 

"We still hate America," said a spokesperson for Al Queda, "but this Obama guy seems alright.  In our future attacks, we will do all that we can to make sure he is not injured."

A White House spokeperson said the administration was pleased with the response and hoped that future conciliatory speeches by other senior US officials could secure similar immunity for the vice president, secretary of state and perhaps other members of the Cabinet.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Connecticut Democrats Hard at Work on Budget

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, far right, speaks while two Democratic colleagues play solitaire on their computers as the state House of Representatives convenes to vote on a new budget for the fiscal year in the state Capitol on Monday [AP Photo by Jessica Hill]

A photo of two Democratic legislators playing solitaire has ignited controversy at the state Capitol and in the blogosphere.
The Associated Press picture has appeared in any number of venues, and it shows two lawmakers sitting in the back row of the historic Hall of the House in Hartford during the lengthy debate over the two-year, $37 billion state budget.
On the left is Rep. Barbara Lambert, a freshman Democrat from Milford who won her first legislative election in November 2008. She replaced longtime Milford Democrat James Amann, who ended his legislative career as the House Speaker and is now running for governor against Republican M. Jodi Rell.
Lambert is playing spider solitaire in the photo, while Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, a Bridgeport Democrat who has served in Hartford since 2005, is playing regular solitaire. They both voted in favor of the Democratic-written budget, while Cafero voted against it. A Boston College graduate, Hennessy is a delivery specialist for FedEx.
During the long debates at the state Capitol, legislators often work on their laptop computers - as seen in the photograph. Sometimes they are answering e-mails from constituents, while other times they are researching important information on pending bills. Other times, they are playing solitaire.
When asked Tuesday about the photo by Capitol Watch, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell laughed and said, "I think if they'd spend less time playing computer games and more time looking for spending cuts, then we would have been out of here a lot sooner.''

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Another Obamacare Proponent Wants a Waiver

Well known Obama Lapdog
NYC, Mar 23, 2011. Yet another advocate for President Barack Hussein Obama's Socialized Medicine plan wants a waiver for his own city.

Congressman Anthony Weiner said today that he was looking into how a health law waiver might work for New York City.

Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city’s special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense.

Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.

“The president said, ‘If you have better ideas that can accomplish the same thing, go for it,’” said Weiner. “I’m in the process now of trying to see if we can take (President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya) up on it in the city of New York, … and I’m taking a look at all of the money we spend in Medicaid and Medicare and maybe New York City can come up with a better plan.”

New York is one of two states that pass on Medicaid expenses to cities and localities, so “the city winds up having an enormous Medicaid expense,” Weiner said.

He used the waivers as way to describe how flexible the law actually is and how “this notion that the government is shoving the bill down people’s throats” is not true.

Weiner now joins a long list of Unions who also backed Obamacare to the hilt, and after it became law sought, and often were granted waivers.
It's a simple case of radical Democrats wanting to force something on  YOU, but on THEMSELVES.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

McCaskill Fails to Pay Taxes, No One is Shocked.

"Taxes? I don't pay no stinkin' taxes!"
St. Louis, Mar 22, 2011. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, another radical leftwing Democrat and staunch supporter of President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has not paid her property taxes.

She now has joined a long list of radical Democrats who refuse to pay their own taxes, while criticizing the Tea Party for wanting lower taxes for average Americans.

McCaskill revealed she failed to pay nearly $290,000 in Missouri property taxes on her private plane, state Republicans called on her to release all tax returns associated with the aircraft to prove she hasn’t profited from publicly funded flights.

“We’re saying release the damn records,” Lloyd Smith, executive director of the Missouri Republican Party, said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters.

Not nearly as lavish as Nancy Pelosi's plane
His call for action played off McCaskill’s comments Monday in which she said she urged her husband to “sell the damn plane” after discovering she owed the state $287,273 for four year’s worth of back taxes. She wrote a check Monday to St. Louis County for all personal property taxes owed, including interest and late fees.

Despite pressure from Republicans, McCaskill’s office has refused to release any tax returns and has no obligation to do so under state or federal law.

But McCaskill has repeatedly denied that she or her husband, St. Louis businessman Joe Shepard, profited from the taxpayer-funded flights. Depreciation of the plane has more than offset any revenues, she said.

“I can assure you that this plane has not been a profitable endeavor,” McCaskill told reporters on Monday.
Smith said the Missouri GOP plans to file a second letter with the Senate Ethics Committee by Wednesday, supplementing a complaint it filed last week against McCaskill urging an investigation into the senator for using taxpayer dollars to pay for political trips on the plane.

Ms. McCaskill is now in the company of:

Tom Daschle tax-cheat
Rahm Emanuel tax-cheat
Al Franken tax-cheat
Timothy Geitner tax-cheat
Caroline Kennedy tax-cheat
John Kerry tax-cheat
Nancy Killefer tax-cheat
Ron Kirk tax-cheat 
William Lynn tax-cheat
Leon Panetta tax-cheat
Charlie Rangle tax-cheat 
Bill Richardson tax-cheat
Ron Sims tax-cheat
Hilda Solis tax-cheat

Earlier this month, McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury Department $88,000 after she used taxpayer dollars to pay for 89 flights on her private plane. At least one of those publicly funded trips was to a political event, Democrat Days in Hannibal in 2007.

The Missouri GOP is now pressing McCaskill to release tax records from two of her husband’s limited liability corporations linked to the plane: Delaware-based Timesaver LLC, which owns the plane, and Missouri-based Sunset Cove LLC, which leases the plane.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Is the Obama Honeymoon Finally Over?

"this is way over my pay grade"
Washington DC, Mar 21, 2011. As President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, stumbles through his third year in office the radical left who once embraced him as their messiah are now becoming disillusioned and skeptical about him.

It seems they didn't get the "change" they voted for, and many feel like they just ended up with "GW Bush with a nice tan" instead.

The Radical Left has been very careful to hold back any criticism of President Obama, but his recent war mongering in Libya is causing many to finally jump ship.

The Obama Honeymoon might finally be over, as their legs stop tingling and the thrill is all gone.

They really didn't mind President Obama completely bungling our economy, having no viable energy policy, and plunging our nation deep into permanent debt. They didn't mind the soaring price of gasoline and food. They even didn't mind all his extravagant vacations and wasteful spending for his personal entertainment.

What finally got to them was President Obama launching a new war in the Middle East.

Moore isn't happy with Messiah
Leftwing ideologue Michael Moore has called for Obama to return his Nobel Peace Prize.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-OH, said that it's an "indisputable fact" that President Obama committed an impeachable offense by authorizing a military attack without congressional approval.

President Obama literally  made hundreds of campaign promises to his loyal fans, and so far has only kept one of them... repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy of our military. Aside from that, Obama seems to be operating like a less competent GW Bush on his third term in office
  • Obama extended the Bush tax cuts that he promised to repeal.
  • The Detention Center at Guantanamo Bay is still open, and Obama now wants military tribunals.
  • The "warrant-less wiretaps" of terror suspects still continues.
  • Instead of two "illegal wars" we now have three.
  • Rather than repeal the Patriot Act as he promised he would do, President Obama expanded it.
  • And now we have late breaking news that Obama has his own "Abu Ghraib style" scandal in Afghanistan

Kusinich is outraged
If the Radical Left is disappointed with their president, maybe they should consider adding to their list of qualifications for the position which in 2008 apparently only included the color of the candidate's skin and his ability to read from a teleprompter.

Next time around, they might be better off picking someone with a lot more substance and qualifications for office, rather than simply having  the thrill of nominating someone who "isn't white."

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Obama Frolics In Brazil While Japan is Devastated

Rio de Janero, Mar 19, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is enjoying another well deserved vacation at taxpayer expense.

President Obama, and the First Lady are winding down from all the stress of  not doing anything.

While there are problems in Egypt, Japan, Libya and our own budget crisis they are enjoying another extravagant  vacation this week.

The President is rapidly developing a reputation for running off to lavish vacations whenever things get tough back home. Barack Obama would rather have a good time than bear down and do his job.

But, at least the Obamas are always stylish.

The Obamas, Malia, Sasha, Marian "First Granny" Robinson included, touched down in Brazil on Saturday, and based on the outfits the first lady and her daughters have worn so far, it would seem that fun is the name of the game.

For their departure from the White House on Friday night, 12-year-old Malia sported beige booties, a polka-dot skirt, a military green jacket, and a pink tote bag for the flight. 9-year-old Sasha complemented her sister in a polka dot trench, red shoes, and a tie-dyed tote.

Mrs. Obama wore a snazzy black leather jacket.

When they touched down in Brasilia some hours later, the family emerged in a range of playful prints (except for the president, who wore a dark suit). Malia looked a little more business, topping of her dress with a navy blazer. And all three Obama women were wearing an armful of bracelets and bangles.

Later in the day, the family joined forces with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (herself the recent recipient of an extreme makeover).

The first lady had changed into a metallic suit, later removing the jacket to speak before 50 Brazilian youth ambassadors in a sexy one-shouldered dress.

Barack H. Obama Elementary School to Close

Asbury Park NJ, Mar 19, 2011.  A central New Jersey elementary school that was renamed in honor of President Barack Obama last year will soon be closed.

The Barack H. Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park, N.J. will be permanently closed this summer, largely due to poor academic performance and falling enrollment.

The Bangs Avenue Elementary School was renamed to honor President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, in an effort to instill pride in the largely African-American student body.

Last year, when the school acquired its new name, administrators took a lot of flak for focusing on the name change instead of the plight of its students. But the city resident behind the movement, Myra Campbell, believed it would "send a subliminal message" to the students.

"Every time they walk through the school doors, there's going to be a certain amount of pride in where they go to school,"  Campbell said. "We now move forward in trying what we can to improve the academic skills of the students and also the social skills."

"Looking back, It was probably a mistake to replace Reading and Math classes with Kenyan Studies and Progressive History."

The school's enrollment has dropped 35% over the last decade, so it got the short straw when the district opted to shut one down. 

About 1,000 students will be reassigned to local schools in the fall.

The state monitor who oversees financial operations for the Asbury Park School District cited declining enrollment for the decision announced Thursday. Monitor Bruce Rodman (who is not related to NBA superstar Dennis Rodman) told the Asbury Park Press newspaper the Barack H. Obama elementary school will be closed July 1.

The school was built more than a century ago and formerly was known as the Bangs Avenue School.

Students who now attend classes there will be reassigned to the district's two other elementary schools for the next school year.

The state's Schools Development Authority had planned to build a new school to replace the historic building, but those plans recently were canceled.

According to a plan presented at a community meeting Monday night, all kindergarten-through-fourth-grade students living west of Comstock St would go to Bradley Elementary at 1100 Third Ave.

And those students east of Comstock would attend Thurgood Marshall Elementary at 600 Monroe Ave.

Fifth-graders would be moved to the middle school.

The Obama school closing is expected to result in 470 students enrolled at Bradley and 540 at Thurgood Marshall. The need to reorganize stems from the low academic achievement and declining enrollment in the district's schools.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Democrats Caught Trying to Rig Elections

Pontiac MI, Mar 17, 2011. Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing various election corruption charges in a bogus tea party scheme,

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and County Sheriff Michael Bouchard announced the arraignments on Wednesday.

Former Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness and ex-operations director Jason Bauer, both of Waterford Township, were arraigned Wednesday before Oakland Circuit Judge James Alexander.

They face charges related to Independent Tea Party filings, false affidavits and forged documents that occurred between July 23 and July 26 last year.

According to the arraignment, these two Democrat Party operatives were fraudulently filing bogus candidates as "Tea Party" members in races for county commissioners and a State Senate seat. Their goal was to divide the Republican vote, and enable easy Democrat Party victories.

"The presumed intent was to get people drawn to tea party politics and siphon votes off (from other candidates)," Bouchard said.

While creating such a party in itself is not illegal, Bouchard noted that the alleged forging of documents and putting people up for political office without their involvement — including at least one "candidate" who told investigators he had no knowledge that he was on the ballot until notified — is criminal.

Bouchard said the investigation of possible election corruption is continuing and included an unnamed "party leader in Lansing." The sheriff did not elaborate.

Both resigned their party posts following allegations in August that suspicious filings were notarized by Bauer.

Several months ago, Bauer was suspended from the Oakland Democratic Party after it surfaced that he encouraged interns to write bogus "help me" letters from nonexistent residents in support of a medical program backed by a Democratic commissioner.

Both stood mute to the charges and were released on $25,000 personal bond each, pending an April 13 hearing before Alexander.

The charges include felonies that carry up to 14 years in prison. Neither could be reached for comment.

Cooper and Bouchard announced the charges during a joint press conference conducted to discuss the findings of a one-person grand jury seated by Oakland Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick.

"The election process is sacred … this is not a partisan statement," Cooper said, noting her Democratic affiliation and that of Bouchard, a Republican. Bouchard said 23 questionable election filings across Michigan — eight of them in Oakland County — involved an effort to create the illusion of an Independent Tea Party and its candidates on November's ballot.

While creating such a party in itself is not illegal, Bouchard noted that the alleged forging of documents and putting people up for political office without their involvement — including at least one "candidate" who told investigators he had no knowledge that he was on the ballot until notified — is criminal.

Bouchard said the investigation of possible election corruption is continuing and included an unnamed "party leader in Lansing." The sheriff did not elaborate.

Both McGuinness and Bauer are charged with three counts of forged records, uttering and publishing, a 14-year felony; three counts of election law, false swearing, a felony punishable by five years in prison; and one count of election law, false swearing-perjury, also a five-year felony.

Bauer is also charged with three counts of notary public violation, a one-year misdemeanor.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

California Environmentalists Block Solar Power Plant

Fringe Toed Lizard was saved!
They tell us that Solar Energy is the answer. 
Coal is bad for Mother Earth, Nuclear Energy is way too dangerous, oil and natural gas shouldn't be burned because they cause Global Warming, and Hydroelectric Dams disturb fish habitats.

They say we should be using Solar Power instead. 
It's really the only thing left. Even President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, says we must use solar power.
But... environmental groups were worried that a massive solar project in the Mojave will threaten protected wildlife, like the fringe-toed lizard. So they forced the builder to shut down the project that would have provided plenty of electricity for Southern California.
Tessera Solar had planned to plant 34,000 solar dishes — each one 40 feet high and 38 feet wide — on 8,230 acres of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. This solar plant was scheduled to come online next year.

However several environmental groups raised red flags about the massive project’s impact on such protected wildlife as the desert tortoise, the Mojave fringe-toed lizard and Nelson’s bighorn sheep. They were joined in this by labor unions that wanted the project halted because they were hiring non union workers.

Thanks to the nonstop lawsuits and harassment, the project has now been canceled.  Tessera Solar North America, Inc. sold its as yet undeveloped Calico Solar Project near Barstow, Calif., to K Road Power Holdings, LLC.

Originally Tessera had planned to build an 850 megawatt SunCatcher-based power plant at the Calico location. In a press release announcing the sale, K Road said it plans to build an 850 megawatt plant, but will only use 100 megawatts of SunCatchers. The remainder of the project will consist of 750 megawatts of photovoltaics.

Calico was one of dozens of industrial-scale solar farms planned for the Southwest that have divided environmentalists over the need to promote renewable energy while protecting fragile desert ecosystems.

But the sheer size of the Calico project, as well as its location next to federal conservation areas, drew scrutiny from grassroots green activists and national organizations like the Defenders of Wildlife.

Diane Feinstein says "NO"
Also jumping into the fray was a well-funded labor group that presses solar developers to employ union workers, and the Wildlands Conservancy.

This is a Southern California non-profit that supports a proposal by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, to ban renewable energy development on hundreds of thousands of acres of the Mojave adjacent to Calico.

The labor group, called California Unions for Reliable Energy, sent an attorney and biologist to testify at the hearing. The group has come under fire for inundating developers who decline to sign labor agreements with demands that they conduct scores of costly environmental studies on their solar projects.

California Unions for Reliable Energy has taken a particularly aggressive stance in the Calico case, dispatching its own biologist to investigate the project site. At the hearing, the biologist, Scott Cashen, accused Tessera Solar of providing scientifically invalid data in its license application as well as underestimating the solar farm’s consequences for wildlife.

You can read about the project cancellation here.

President Enjoys Childish Distractions

Washington DC, Mar 16, 2011. The Middle East is in turmoil, Japan is suffering from an earthquake and tsunami, and the battle of the budget is raging in the USA, but none of this seems to be deterring President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.

The new White House Chief of Staff William Daley was supposed to bring a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, he is permitting President Obama to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.

This morning, as Japan’s nuclear crisis enters a potentially catastrophic phase, we are told that Obama is videotaping his NCAA tournament picks and that we’ll be able to tune into ESPN Wednesday to find out who he likes.

On Saturday, the President made his 61st outing to the golf course, and got back to the White House with just enough time for a quick shower before heading out to party with Washington’s elite journalists at the annual Gridiron Dinner.

With various urgencies swirling about him, Saturday’s weekly videotaped presidential address focusing on “Women’s History Month” seemed bizarrely out of touch.

On Friday Obama took time out to honor the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. Thursday was a White House conference on bullying – not a bad idea perhaps, but not quite Leader of the Free World stuff either.

Obama appeared a little sleepy as he weighed in against the bullies, perhaps because he’d spent the night before partying with lawmakers as they took in a Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats game.

Meanwhile, the president has been studying for weeks whether to establish a No Fly Zone over Libya, delaying action while the point becomes increasingly moot as Qaddafi begins to defeat and slaughter his opponents. And lawmakers from both Parties are wondering why he seems to be AWOL in the deficit reduction debate.

Just chillin'
The Libya indecision follows an inconsistent response to the protests that ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak and seemed to catch the White House off guard.

The response from the White House Monday to Saudi Arabia’s dispatch of troops to Bahrain suggested the administration wasn’t prepared for that one either.

On Thursday, the president will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. And then Friday it’s off to Brazil for the start of a three-country Latin American tour.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Obama's AG Forces Lower Standards on Dayton Police

Dayton OH, Mar 15, 2011. President Barack Hussein Obama's, D-Kenya, Attorney General Eric Holder has urged the Dayton Police Department to lower their testing standards for new recruits.

He says that this is necessary so that more of “his people” could get in despite having failing scores on the tests.
Instead of finding a way to help blacks better prepare for these types of exams and to help them rise up to the standard, Holder falls back on the greatest tragedy of affirmative action: lowering the bar and expectations of those it’s meant to help.

It’s a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam. Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That’s the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’.

“It becomes a safety issue for the people of our community,” said Dayton Fraternal Order of Police President, Randy Beane. “It becomes a safety issue to have an incompetent officer next to you in a life and death situation.”

Holder's decision is so blatantly wrong, that even the NAACP opposes it. The Black Community doesn't need unqualified police protecting them, even if they happen to be black.

They need highly qualified police officers, no matter what race they happen to be.

"Unqualified cops make mistakes that cost lives."

“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward. The D.O.J. and Civil Service Board declined Dayton’s News Source’s repeat requests for interviews. The lower standards mean 258 more people passed the test. The city won’t say how many were minorities.

“If you lower the score for any group of people, you’re not getting the best qualified people for the job,” Foward said.

“We need to work with the youth and make them interested in becoming law enforcement officers and firefighters,” said Beane. “Break down the barriers whether they are real or perceived, so we can move forward in this community.”

The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing. The Dayton Firefighter recruit exam is coming up this summer. The chief said it’s likely the passing score for that test will be lowered as well.

But this is what the race conscious Obama Administration wants. "More blacks hired whether they are qualified or not." It is no longer about getting the job done. Now it's all about filling race quotas. And if minorities aren't qualified for the job, then just lower the standards. 

Profiles in Stupidity: Sheila Jackson Lee

This is the third installment of. "Profiles in Stupidity" in which we  highlight the dumbest politicians in America today. 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is the Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district, serving since 1995. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Ms. Jackson Lee is arguably one of the dumbest people to ever hold elective office in the USA.

Hurricane Tyrone
In July 2003, Texas representative Sheila Jackson Lee (a member of the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus, and an ardent supporter of the current civil-rights leadership) criticized the weather establishment for its selection of names with which to christen hurricanes, stating that
"All racial groups should be represented." and she expressed the hope that in the future such lists "would try to be inclusive of African American names" as well. July 2003
During a 2005 visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Lee asked 
"whether the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong in 1969." (Armstrong's 1969 mission, of course, was to the Moon, not Mars.)

In 2009, Jackson Lee reintroduced a proposal to amend the Constitution to guarantee the rights of women.
"Twenty-seven other countries, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Algeria and China have equality provisions," 
For some reason, Mrs. Jackson Lee thinks there are two Vietnams today.  Evidently she completely missed the news about North Vietnam winning that war and annexing South Vietnam over 25 years ago...
 "Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side." July 15, 2010

She has also urged better relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, which she describes as a friendly nation, and she said the U.S. should reconsider its ban on selling F-16 fighter jets and spare parts to that country.

Jackson Lee has gained a reputation for being one of the most difficult Representatives to work for. Over a 10 year span of her time in office, at least 39 staffers left after serving less than a year. She has had at least nine chiefs of staff, eight legislative directors, and 18 schedulers or executive assistants.

Nine staffers left within two months, 25 within 6 months. She has handed out nicknames to staffers, including "you stupid motherfucker," and ex-staffers allege that she is hardest on African American staffers. Ex-staffers also reported that Lee often told staffers, "What am I a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can’t prostitute me," and would demand that they run redlights. At least one ex-staffer's received medical advice to quit due to the health toll that working for Jackson Lee was taking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

President Obama Calls for End to Bullying

It still hurts after all these years
Washington DC, Mar 12, 2011. While the middle east is in turmoil, gas prices soaring, Japan suffering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, teachers rioting in Wisconsin for free benefits, and the nation plunging even deeper into the abyss of debt, President Obama has found a new cause... "Childhood bullying."

Speaking at the ‘White House Conference on Bullying Prevention’ this week, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, said that as a child he was bullied for his ‘big ears’ and his unusual name.

He states that he ‘didn’t emerge unscathed’ from the torment, and stressed that ‘bullying is not a rite of passage for youth, but a practice that can have destructive consequences’. 

He tells about how he was mercilessly teased about how "he needed a mop instead of a Q-tip to clean his ears." And about the time he had an ear infection, and one of his classmates said "it took a 55 gallon drum of penicillin to clear it up."

When he was four years old, his mother took him to see the Disney Movie "Dumbo."

After the film, the other children all asked him for his autograph.

Many years later, when he was a teenager, he had his ears pierced, and they charged him double due to his ears being so large.

The White House conference has shockingly found that over one third of school aged children have experienced bullying, and an estimated 160,000 students stayed home from school yesterday, for fear of being bullied.

These alarming statistics highlight just how important proactive change about bulling, both in school and online, is. Hopefully, at the conclusion of this conference, we will have some more definite practices in place to stop the trend.

Growing up, everyone is always told that school doesn’t last forever, and no one should take notice of the bullies, because when you leave school they don’t matter anymore.

If president Obama, clearly a self assured, confident human being, as he is the leader of this nation, and is known throughout the whole world, can still feel the sting of bullying, how is a 10 year old child supposed to just brush it off?