Monday, January 30, 2012

Obama Allows Record Bonuses for Bank CEOs

President Obama takes his orders from Corporate Capitalists
NYC, Jan 30, 2012. The nation’s top six banks (Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs) paid out $144 billion in bonuses and compensation for 2011, which is almost equal to the $147 billion they paid out in 2007 at the height of the economic boom.

Four banks of these banks, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley, were awarded record high bonuses and compensation.

And this was despite their bleak stock performance during the year. So these guys are getting paid more, for even worse performance than they had when Obama called their bonuses "obscene."

Whatever happened to that campaign promise President Barack Huessein Obama, D-Kenya, made in 2008 when he was running for President that he would "put an end to these obscene bonuses?"

When Barack Obama was campaigning in 2008, and several times since he was elected President, he referred to these "obscene bank bonuses" and vowed he would put an end to them.

President Obama even appointed a Czar for Executive Compensation, Kenneth Feinberg at a salary of $120,830 per year, to guarantee that this wouldn't happen again. But despite all the talk and the appontiment of a special Czar, the "obscene" bonuses are back, and just as obscene as they ever were. And to make matters worse, these CEO's and high level managers are performing worse than they did in 2007.

Kenneth Feinberg, Obama's CEO Compensation Czar
Feinberg was tasked with holding down the executive salaries and bonuses of any company who took federal money under the TARP or other bailout programs. These included big banks, insurance companies,  giant Wall Street brokerage firms, and huge mulinational corporations like GE and GM.

But in March 2009, AIG disbursed $165 million in taxpayer-funded Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds to its top executives, prompting a massive public backlash.

Obama officials reportedly lobbied Congress to insert legislative language allowing the AIG bonus payments and then apparently lied about their knowledge of the payment scheme. The meetings at issue in Judicial Watch’s FOIA request took place in November 2009, just weeks after Feinberg publicly announced pay cuts and salary caps for AIG’s top paid executives.

And today we discover that the six largest banks, all of whom took bailout money from the federal government, are now right back to to passing out "obscene bonuses" to their top executives. And in some cases, the bonuses are even bigger than when Obama vowed to put an end to them.

“Even though top bank executives have claimed that bonuses are down as much as 30 percent for 2011, total compensation has not decreased at all,” according to The New Bottom Line’s report, “Pulling Back The Curtain: The 1% Behind The 2011 Big Bank Bonuses.”

Some banks did cut back on their bonuses but compensated for this by increasing base salaries. For example, base salaries for named executive officers at Goldman Sachs more than tripled in 2011. At JPMorgan Chase, named executive officers saw salaries go up 50 percent.

Just half of the banks’ bonus and compensation pools would be enough to write down the principals on all underwater mortgages in the country. 

If the six banks took half of their bonus and compensation pool and put it directly into a public service jobs fund, they could create 1.8 million jobs.

And they would still have enough money left over to pay the average employee $60,605.

Just 72% of the $144 billion in bonuses and compensation at the top six banks would have been enough money to plug the $102.9 billion in budget holes for all 50 states for the current fiscal year.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gingrich Pledges Moon Colony If Elected

COCOA, Fla. Jan 27, 2012.  Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told a cheering crowd along Florida's Space Coast late Wednesday that he would establish a permanent colony on the moon, and develop a spacecraft that can get to Mars, by the end of his second term as president.

Gingrich, who has long held a fascination with space exploration and has talked extensively about further missions to the moon, Mars and beyond, committed for the first time to pushing aggressively for such programs if he wins the White House.

Just a few miles from Cape Canaveral, he played to a crowd eager for a renewal of the nation's space program. The speech also gave him a chance to tweak Mitt Romney, his leading rival for the GOP nomination, who has mocked Gingrich's "zany" ideas.

"I was attacked the other night for being grandiose," Gingrich said. "I would just want you to note: Lincoln standing at Council Bluffs was grandiose. The Wright Brothers standing at Kitty Hawk were grandiose. John F. Kennedy was grandiose. I accept the charge that I am grandiose and that Americans are instinctively grandiose."

The line drew raucous applause from a crowd of at least 500 in a hotel ballroom here, as did Gingrich's lengthy riff on his fascination with space travel. His interest goes back to his early youth, when he read Missiles and Rockets magazine and obsessed over the Soviet Sputnik program. He also proclaimed that the "weirdest thing" he ever did in Congress was to introduce a "Northwest Ordinance for space" that would allow a moon colony to become a state once 13,000 lived there.

"Here's the difference between so-called romantics and practical people," Gingrich said during his address. "I want every single young American to say to themselves, I could become one of those 13,000, I can be part of building a bigger, better future, be part of a generation of courageous people who do something big and bold. We want Americans to think bolder about space and rebuild the country we love."

The plan is endorsed by surviving Heaven's Gate members
That last line drew a thunderous applause and drew the room to its feet.

Gingrich also said that exploration  of the moon and beyond would have far-reaching commercial applications. He talked of "commercial, near-earth activities" including science, tourism and manufacturing.

Gingrich's proposal was completely embraced by the remaining survivors of the Heaven's Gate Cult.

This was the religious cult that committed mass suicide in March, 1997, in hopes of joining up with a spaceship that was thought to be following the Halle Bopp Comet.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Opinion: Why We Can't Seem to Cut Spending

It's no secret that the USA is in deep financial trouble. 

We currently have racked up a $15.5 trillion national debt... one third of which was added in just the past four years... and we are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend.

There seem to be three approaches to solving this problem:

* Cut spending. Stop borrowing. 
* Tax the crap out of the rich to pay for it
* Some combination of both

But we have a problem with all three of these. Raising taxes during a recession is generally considered the worst possible thing you can do. The last President who tried it was Herbert Hoover in 1929, and it was widely thought to have made the Great Depression even worse. Besides, when people are struggling to buy groceries the very last thing they need is higher taxes.

Even President Obama, who campaigned on a promise that he would "repeal the Bush tax cuts" reversed himself right before they expired and asked Congress to extend them. He told us that "raising taxes during a recession would cost us an additional million jobs." And he was right.

And it's not very easy to cut spending either, because our "discretionary spending" is the smallest portion of our federal budget. If you want to cut any entitlement, you will have voters howling in protest. I'm not talking only about welfare and food stamps here, these are relatively small costs. The big entitlements are social security, medicare, and medicaid.

Think about what happens whenever you try to cut these things:
  • Cutting Social Security and Medicare is almost impossible because those people actually PAID for it. We stole their trust fund, and now we can hardly ask them to take a cut. Plus, senior citizens never forget to vote. This is why they call social security the "third rail of politics."
  • Cutting Interest Payments on the Debt is even harder to do. This would be "defaulting" and would send the nation into a total financial collapse. This simply is not an option.
  • Cutting Agricultural Subsidies could help, but the amount of money involved is relatively small. And then all the farm states would be up in arms, and food prices would go up.
  • Cutting National Defense is a risky proposition, but it will happen. Still, the entire defense budget is less than half of our annual deficit. That's right, if we had absolutely no army or navy, we would still be $800 billion in the red. Plus the current defense budget is near an all time low as a percentage of the budget.
Go ahead, cut welfare, food stamps, college loans, foreign aid, veterans benefits, cut it all out, and you still haven't made a significant dent in our deficit.

Because all our discretionary spending combined is currently less than the budget deficit, and half of it is defense related.

Is there a way out of this mess?

Yes, but it isn't one of the three ways listed at the top of this post.

The only way out of this mess is to put America back to work. President Obama might think that "10% unemployment is the new normal" but it simply isn't sustainable for very long. We need more people working and less people looking to the government for sustenance. We really need more people producing things we can export.

This means we would somehow have to reverse the flow of jobs offshore. And this is lot easier said than done, since we seem to like buying imported goods for less at Walmart.

The best solution may be to cut spending where we can, then freeze the rest of it, while having a real plan for domestic job creation. Our government must shrink. We cannot afford to have upwards of 20% of our total workforce employed by various levels of government.

People want things for free
The key to restoring our economy isn't in extending unemployment benefits, or in more generous welfare and food stamp subsidies... it's in putting America back to work.

We simply cannot continue to be a nation who consumes a lot, and then produces less and less. And who borrows money to pay for it. We cannot be "Greece on a grand scale." Not if we want our children and grandchildren to enjoy some degree of prosperity in their lives. 

Incidentally, Europe is in much the same shape. Their social spending will overwhelm their own economies is a few more years. The future might belong to the undeveloped nations who have resources... like Brazil, India and China.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

36 of Obama's staff owe $833,970 in back taxes.

"You folks have got to start paying your taxes. It really looks bad"
Washington DC, Jan 26, 2012. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya constantly tells us that "the rich must pay their fair share" as he beats the drum for higher and higher income tax rates. He wages class warfare, implying that the rich aren't paying enough.

But if he took a close look around him he would discover that at least 36 members of President Obama’s executive staff owe back taxes to the federal government, Investor’s Business Daily reported on Thursday.

The Internal Revenue Service revealed that the three dozen Obama staffers owe a total of $833,970 in back taxes from 2010.

Nearly one third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000. Twenty-one of them are paid $172,200 per year, the top White House salary. In total, Obama’s staff of 457 aides made more than $37 million last year.
“It’s ironic, the same week that President Obama says that people who paid their full obligation should pay more, it’s ironic that people who work for President Obama haven’t even paid their own taxes.”  Ryan Ellis, tax policy director of Americans for Tax Reform, told The Daily Caller.
The IRS report also said that thousands of federal employees owe a shocking total of more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. Many of those who are delinquent on their tax obligations include employees of the U.S. Senate who worked on tax-offender laws enacted by Congress.
“The people who wanted to raise taxes to expand the size of government at the same time aren’t paying their full part,” Ellis said.
The IRS will attempt to negotiate back-tax payment plans with those who owe. None of the federal employees will be let go: According to federal law, only IRS workers can be fired for not paying.

Departments with employees who owe the IRS include both branches of Congress, the Department of Education, the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice and the Postal Service.How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their "fair share" of taxes.

Because how unfair -- indeed, un-American -- it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet's secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.

Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.

The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.

As usual, the Postal Service, with more than 600,000 workers, has the most offenders (25,640), who also owe the most -- almost $270 million.

At the SOTU address Obama said we need to pay more taxes
Veterans Affairs has 11,659 workers owing the IRS $151 million while the Energy Department that was so quick to dish out more than $500 million to the Solyndra folks has 322 employees owing $5 million.

The country's chief law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, has 2,069 employees who are nearly $17 million behind in taxes. Like Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently missed them too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Are you better off today than you were $5 trillion ago?

I just have one simple question:

"Are we better off today than we were three years ago?"

There is absolutely no doubt that this current administration "inherited a mess" but it is also true that no problems inherited have been solved.

And there have been very little progress towards solving them, despite adding $5 trillion to our national debt in a very short time period.

One would think that there has been sufficient time, money and effort spent to at least see some progress out of this recession.

But there has been very little, and most of that was claimed by using creative accounting techniques. And by inventing new statistics that are impossible to prove or disprove... like "jobs saved."

Here are some key statistics to help you decide...

The unemployment rate is up. Food stamp use is way up. There are more people living below the poverty level. Our national debt has skyrocketed. The price of a gallon of gas has almost doubled. And we now have inflation that hurts the poor and those living on fixed incomes.

So was it worth it?

Are we getting anything by spending more money than we have, and borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend?  Should we continue the very same policies that made every problem we had into a worse problem? Does it make a lot of sense to do four more years of this? I really wouldn't mind so much if the Obama plan was working. But it isn't.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

John Kerry Nominates Himself for Another Purple Heart

"$300,000 worth of cosmetic surgery ruined!"
Boston, Jan 24, 2012. Former 2004 Democrat Presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry, D-MA, showed up at a White House event honoring the Boston Bruins yesterday sporting a broken nose and two black eyes.

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, was hosting the event to honor the Bruins for winning the Stanley Cup last June. Senator Kerry, a Bostonian himself, is a longtime Bruin fan.

The 68 year senior citizen athlete said he was in "playing ice hockey with a bunch of teenagers, and the game got pretty rough."

Kerry says he was injured when an opposing player committed a charging foul, "viciously crashing him into the boards." Since this was an amateur hockey match, there were no referees and no penalties assessed.

"This was an especially viscous hit," the Senator said. "I was slammed into the boards by this young thug player and felt my nose snap when his shoulder hit me in the face." Kerry, realizing his insensitivity and quickly added "by thug, I don't mean to imply he was black. This was a thuggish white boy. I hope everyone is clear about that." 

President Obama thanked the Senator for making that point clear.

After the event concluded, Senator Kerry submitted a request for a citation to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. Kerry wrote that he "should get his 6th medal for sustaining this injury while informally representing the U.S. Navy." 

While serving in the Vietnam War, Senator Kerry racked up an impressive collection of five medals - a silver star, a bronze star, and three purple hearts. If his latest request is approved he will have six medals, including a fourth purple heart.

Generally speaking, a Purple Heart is awarded for being wounded in combat. A superior officer normally submits the request for a medal, but Kerry had to nominate himself for each medal.

Monday, January 23, 2012

President Obama Creates Thousands of New Jobs

Woman faints when hearing Obama speak
Washington DC, Jan 23, 2012. True to his word President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, has finally gotten around to creating some jobs as he promised he would four years ago.

The President admitting that he should have done this sooner, told us "better late than never."

The Obama 2012 Election Campaign has announced they will be hiring 3,500 paid fainters for the upcoming election campaign. 

During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, the paid fainters worked out pretty well for the President. Whenever Obama spoke before a crowd, his campaign managers would hire local fainters to swoon and faint.

This would invariably make the local news and end up on YouTube as proof that Barack Obama was a spellbinding and powerful speaker who could motivate the masses. In fact, it worked so well that many non-paid amateurs started fainting too, probably due to the power of suggestion.

Applications for the job will be accepted by local SEIU offices, and the candidates will be tested for the spontaneity and sincerity of their fainting and swooning skills.  The job pays $13.85 per hour, and all applicants who are hired must join the IBFS&S, The International Brotherhood of Fainters, Swooners, and Sycophants, Local 342, which is associated with SEIU.

"Always faint after the President makes a good point"
The new hires will be given a three week training course, taught by professional behavioral scientists, in which they will learn basic fainting and swooning techniques.

It is essential that the fainting and swooning appear to be naturally induced by the powerful speaking skills of the President.

Many of the better fainters from the last election campaign went on to careers as Social Workers or Democrat Congressional staff members.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Biden finally gets something right. And by accident!

National Idiot
San Francisco, Jan 22. 2012. Notorious village idiot Vice President Joe Biden, D-DE, while speaking in San Francisco earlier this week, told the crowd that he thought the 49ers would lose to the New York Giants on Sunday.

"The Giants [are] on their way to the Super Bowl," Biden enthusiastically told a group gathered at a private fundraiser, apparently referring to one of New York's NFL teams. He received "good-natured boos" for the comment, according to a pool report.

After suggesting that the Giants were heading to the Super Bowl, Biden quickly recognized the gaffe and explained he was accustomed to thinking in terms of the San Francisco Giants and their baseball wins. His next reference was to the "49ers on their way" to the Big Game.

However it turns out that Biden was accidentally correct, because the NY Giants actually beat the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoff game tonight. It was an excitingly close game that had to go into overtime. The NY Giants won it 20-17.

So... the "Giants" really are going to the Superbowl. But not the San Francisco Giants (sic) that Biden had predicted would go there. And this isn't even one of Biden's most outrageous gaffes. Just his latest one.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shock Poll: Obama Overwhelming Choice of Dead Voters

Some of the President's most loyal supporters
Washington DC, Jan 21, 2012. According to a recently released Zogby Poll, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is the overwhelming choice of voters who are deceased.

In the telephone poll taken during the week ending Jan 14, President Obama has a commanding 48-1 lead over the nearest Republican rival John Huntsman.

The poll of 3,500 likely dead voters was taken in Chicago and had President Obama with a 96% to 2% for Huntsman, with another 2% saying they were still undecided.

The previous record was set by Bill Clinton in the 1996 election, who captured 93% of the dead vote.

Ironically, Governor Huntsman dropped out of the GOP primary race a few days after the poll was taken, and given their past voting record it is unlikely that any other Republican will inherit his support among dead voters.

A 48-1 lead can be called nothing short of remarkable, and it seems this key demographic group is firmly in the Obama camp for the upcoming election. Spokesman for the voter advocacy group  DVA (Deceased Voters of America) Teddy Kennedy called this "a commanding lead, that will be impossible for the Republicans to overcome."

Yolanda Johnson-Washington
President Obama is also polling extremely well in other key Democrat voting groups. He has solid leads in polls taken of Illegal Alien Voters, Convicted Felon Voters, and Imaginary Person Voters. But in no case is his lead as great as it is among Deceased Voters.

Yolanda Johnson-Washington, a spokesperson for WANRAA ("We Are Not Really Acorn Anymore"), a Chicago based community organizing group, attributes the president's huge lead to him being the best advocate for issues affecting dead voters.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Opinion: Mainstream Media Campaigns for Obama

"I  can't help it if they love me"
The mainstream media is working hard to reelect President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya.

Their strategy is to pick off the Republican challengers one by one, to make certain there is no dominant frontrunner who can gain momentum going into the election this fall. 

As each Republican candidate starts getting some traction, they will target them and find some real flaw to exaggerate or misrepresent to make them fall to the bottom of the pile.

This sort of treatment is reserved only for those who might replace Obama, because they will treat the President with kid gloves, overlooking all his flaws, and never asking him any really tough questions.

Want proof?

Lets review what has happened during the Republican primary race....
  • Michelle Bachmann got an early lead by winning the Iowa straw poll. The mainstream media immediately went to war against Bachmann, portraying her as a lightweight and a holy roller. Eventually they "Palinized" her right out of the race. If you got your information from the mainstream media, you were informed that she is "crazy," a "zombie" a"phony-ass broad" and a "skank." The score is now Obama 1, Republicans 0
  • Rick Perry, another Tea Party candidate, enters the race, and leads in the polls. He seems to be the obvious choice for the nomination. But then the media, working in conjunction with the White House, goes to war with Perry and the Tea Party, calling them domestic terrorists. Perry does poorly in the first few debates, and this becomes headline news that gets constant play until his lead evaporates. Eventually, he too is forced out of the race. The score is now Obama 2, Republicans 0
  • Herman Cain becomes the new frontrunner, and the media goes to work on him. They discover he has a "female friend" that he was less than honest about, and they run with it. They play this to the hilt, eventually forcing him out of the race too. It needs to be said that this was the same media that defended President Clinton, telling us that "his personal business shouldn't matter because we are electing a President not a Pope." But once again, a different standard is applied to the Republican. Obama 3, Republicans 0
  • Newt Gingrich starts gaining momentum, and pulls ahead in the polls. Then the media is shocked to discover that he isn't on good terms with his ex-wife, so this becomes "bombshell news." They immediately schedule damning interviews with the disgruntled ex-wife (and she may have had good cause to be unhappy, but no Democrat ever gets this treatment.) Also note, this was considered a bigger deal than Bill Clinton leaving DNA evidence that proved he was a liar, or John Edwards producing a love child he denied was his. But, remember they were Democrats. Obama 4, Republicans 0
The media didn't bother destroying Republican candidates they felt couldn't beat Obama in the general election, so John Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Gary Johnson were pretty much left alone.

And they are "saving Mitt Romney for later." Because they actually WANT Romney to get the nomination. so they can destroy him during the general election campaign. Their strategy for this will be to run dozens of special reports and documentaries in October that prove Mormonism is a dangerous cult. The goal will be to undermine any support Romney might have gotten from the Christian Fundamentalists.

45th President? Not if the media can prevent it
You can even see them now demanding to see Romney's tax returns, even though they had no problem with Obama making all his own personal records off limits. We still have no real proof he ever attended Harvard, just his word for it. We have no transcripts, no college roommates who remember him, no professors who can recall seeing him there.

He is alleged to have been the editor of the Harvard Law  Review, even though he never wrote a single piece for it. The media does not question these things.

If the media is successful in getting Obama reelected, then one thing will be certain. In 2013 when Obama starts whining about him having "inherited a mess" this time it will be totally truthful.
Because he will be following the worst president in our history. Himself.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Campaign Time: Obama Resumes Going to Church

President Obama will occasionally visit a Christian Church
Washington DC, Jan 15, 2012. If you needed some proof that the 2012 Presidential campaign is in full swing, then you finally have it.

President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, and his family went to church this morning for the third time in a month.

Whenever there is an election, President Obama works hard to demonstrate that he is a Christian, and not a Muslim, as many people suspect. In fact, it is the only time he ever attends church.

The President and his family were frequent church goers when they lived in Chicago and attended a liberation theology church headed by close family friend Rev. Jerimiah Wright. But that "church" was more of an anti-American cult, that stressed hatred for America rather than any love of Christ.

Wright earned a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School with a focus on Islam.

During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Barack Obama came under increasing criticism for attending Wright's "God Damn America" Church for over 20 years. At first, Obama denied that the church was blatantly anti-American, but later claimed "he wasn't paying attention during the sermons and didn't realize Wright was preaching hatred of our nation."

The President and "Uncle" Jeremiah
Eventually, Barack Obama resigned from the church, which improved his chances of being elected considerably.

Obama has rarely gone to church since becoming president. But last month he and his family attended services at St. John’s Church. They attended Christmas services at a Marine Base in Hawaii and today were at Zion Baptist Church in DC.

After the President resigned from Rev. Wright's Black Liberation Church, he said he would find another church to attend in Washington DC. After almost four years he hasn't found one yet, although he does randomly attend Christian church services during election campaigns.

President Obama is our first and only President who can quote from "The Holy Qu'ron" from memory, and can do it in fluent Arabic.

This is probably because he was raised as a Muslim, had a Muslim father and stepfather, and he attended a Madrassas School in Indonesia as a young child, where the Islamic religion was taught.  Much later in life, Barack Obama began attending Christian churches largely for political reasons.

While it’s possible the recent trips to church a part of some kind of renewed personal religious commitment, they are also consistent with Obama’s increased use of religious imagery as part of his public profile.

The First Family recently attended Church on Christmas
During two recent annual events – the televised Christmas in Washington gala and the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, Obama invoked specifically Christian themes he had shunned in the past.

The Christian narrative is appealing to a key demographic that fled Democrats en masse during the 2010 midterm election – white working class voters.

Obama will need to convince people in critical swing states like Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, and other states that he is indeed a Christian.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Obama Spends Hundreds of Millions Saving Mosques

Washington DC, Jan 14, 2012. President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is continuing and expanding his program to spend American tax money to rebuild and refurbish Islamic Mosques in the Middle East.

At a time when the USA is dead broke, and racking up $1.5 trillion annual deficits, you have to wonder why President Obama's State Department is being so generous with our tax money abroad. We are essentially borrowing money from China, so we can spend it helping out hostile nations abroad. And our grandchildren will have to pay that money back with interest.

Obama's State Department tells us they are rebuilding Mosques in order to improve our relationship with radical Islam. But we have seen absolutely no evidence of any improvement in this area. If anything, the more we do for them, the more we are hated.

This is one Obama policy that has failed miserably. Just like all the others have.

The Obama sycophants will be quick to point out that this policy wasn't started by President Obama. And they will be technically correct. But it was Obama who expanded it greatly and continues to pour hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money into it.

You also have to wonder what the ACLU would say if our government was pouring millions into "restoring Catholic Churches" or "restoring Jewish Synagogues." If we did that, then they would be howling about separation of church and state. And they would be demand that we stop publicly funding projects of a religious nature.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

President Compares Tea Party to Occupy Movement

Recently President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News Nightline‘s Jake Tapper.

During the interview the President said that the Tea Party Protests and OWS Movement are more similar than they may even realize.

“I understand the frustrations that are being expressed in those protests. In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party, both on the left and the right."

Is the President right about this? Is the Tea Party and the OWS protesters very similar?
Lets compare a few facts and see for ourselves....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Obama Gets Heat for Lavish White House Party

No expense was spared for this gala event
Washington DC, Jan 9. 2012. According to the new book “The Obamas,” by New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor, tells us about the lavish Halloween party that the President and his wife hosted at the White House in 2009. It was so over the top that “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sent the original Chewbacca to mingle with invited guests.

Up until this book was released, the party was kept a top secret, because the President didn't want the public to know about his lavish lifestyle while so many people were unemployed and living on food stamps.

Somehow, even the media cooperated and never reported this opulent fete over two years ago.

And that is the real outrage. It's not that Obama threw himself a lavish and expensive party, while the nation was suffering in a deep recession... it's that the media knew about it and kept their lips sealed for over two full years. This is an unprecedented alliance between the media and the White House. Even FDR didn't get this kind of special treatment from the press during World War II.

Had President GW Bush done this, the media would have had three inch headlines saying "INSENSITIVE AND ARROGANT" and Nancy Pelosi would be screaming for investigations, hearings and special commissions to get to the bottom of it.

All pretext of objectivity is completely gone now. The press is now shilling for President Obama and will protect him whenever they can. They never treated President Clinton this well. They reported every misdeed, bribe and scandal during Clinton's two terms. Every pardon sold was duly reported.  But President Obama is different. He gets special treatment

The White House party was themed as an “Alice in Wonderland” costume ball , and was put on by Johnny Depp and Hollywood director Tim Burton.

Jodi Kantor's book reveals how any official announcement of the glittering affair, coming at a time when Tea Party activists and voters furious over the lagging economy, 10-percent unemployment rate, bank bailouts and Obama’s health-care plan were staging protests, quickly vanished down the rabbit hole.

“White House officials were so nervous about how a splashy, Hollywood-esque party would look to jobless Americans — or their representatives in Congress, who would soon vote on health care — that the event was not discussed publicly and Burton’s and Depp’s contributions went unacknowledged,” the book says.

However, the White House made certain that more humble Halloween festivities earlier that day, for thousands of Washington-area schoolkids, were well reported by the press corps.

Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.

Unbeknownst to reporters, the State Dining Room had also been transformed into a secretive White House Wonderland.

Tim Burton decorated it “in his signature creepy-comic style. His film version was about to be released, and he had turned the room into the Mad Hatter’s tea party, with a long table set with antique-looking linens, enormous stuffed animals in chairs, and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies,” reports the book, which The Post purchased at a Manhattan bookstore.

“Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burton’s own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided over the scene in full costume, standing up on a table to welcome everyone in character.” 

The President goes trick or treating.
The Obamas’ daughters, Malia and Sasha, then 11 and 8 respectively, “sat at the table, surrounded by a gaggle of their friends, and then proceeded to the next delight, a magic show in the East Room.”

Kantor’s book details more personal aspects of the Obama White House, serving up glimpses of the first couple’s marriage, parenting, sometimes tense handling of staff issues and even the president’s sly sense of humor when it comes to race.

Friday, January 6, 2012

How Gun Control Really Works

Kennesaw GA, Jan 6, 2012. Almost 25 years ago, the small town of Kennesaw GA. in response to a handgun ban in Morton Grove, IL  unanimously passed an ordinance requiring each head of household to own and maintain a gun.

Since then, despite dire predictions of “Wild West” showdowns and increased violence and accidents, not a single resident has been involved in a fatal shooting – as a victim, attacker or defender.

The crime rate initially plummeted for several years after the passage of the ordinance, with the 2005 per capita crime rate actually significantly lower than it was in 1981, the year before passage of the law.

Prior to enactment of the law, Kennesaw had a population of just 5,242 but a crime rate significantly higher (4,332 per 100,000) than the national average (3,899 per 100,000). The latest statistics available – for the year 2005 – show the rate at 2,027 per 100,000. Meanwhile, the population has skyrocketed to 28,189.

By comparison, the population of Morton Grove, the first city in Illinois to adopt a gun ban for anyone other than police officers, has actually dropped slightly and stands at 22,202, according to 2005 statistics. More significantly, perhaps, the city’s crime rate increased by 15.7 percent immediately after the gun ban, even though the overall crime rate in Cook County rose only 3 percent. Today, by comparison, the township’s crime rate stands at 2,268 per 100,000.

This was not what some predicted.

In a column titled “Gun Town USA,” Art Buchwald suggested Kennesaw would soon become a place where routine disagreements between neighbors would be settled in shootouts. The Washington Post mocked Kennesaw as “the brave little city … soon to be pistol-packing capital of the world.” Phil Donahue invited the mayor on his show.

Police Lt. Craig Graydon said: “When the Kennesaw law was passed in 1982 there was a substantial drop in crime … and we have maintained a really low crime rate since then. We are sure it is one of the lowest (crime) towns in the metro area.” Kennesaw is just north of Atlanta.

“Since the Virginia Tech shootings, some conservative U.S. talk show hosts have rejected attempts to link the massacre to the availability of guns, arguing that had students been allowed to carry weapons on campus someone might have been able to shoot the killer.”

Virginia Tech, like many of the nation’s schools and college campuses, is a so-called “gun-free zone,” which Second Amendment supporters say invites gun violence – especially from disturbed individuals seeking to kill as many victims as possible.

A "gun-free zone" means that the victims aren't permitted to defend themselves, because the criminal is the only one who has a gun. By definition, criminals ignore the laws we write. Which is why they are criminals. 

If the presence of guns in the hands of honest citizens caused crime, then Kenneshaw's crime rate would have gone up, and Morton Grove's would have gone down.

But the exact opposite happened, and this tells us that the theory that "guns cause crime" is pure hogwash.

In fact, in this case it seems like guns have prevented crime.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

50 Good Reasons Why The USA Needs New Leadership

Eighty percent (80%) of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the short holiday week ending Thursday, December 22. But despite this, many of them still intend to vote for President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, in this year's Presidential election.

This may be because they agree with his failed policies, or perhaps because their shop stewards ordered them to vote for the President.  In order to assist those who are unsure, I made a list of 50 good reasons why the nation desperately needs a change of leadership.
(each item is linked to a source)
#1 Today, only 55.3 percent of all Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 have jobs.
#2 There are 240 million working age people. Only about 140 million of them are working.
#3 According to the Huffington Post, one in five working age men have no job to go to.
#4 Only 23 percent of American companies plan to hire more employees in 2012.
#5  President Obama has added over $6 trillion to the National Debt in less than 4 years.
#6 Our National Debt is now at 100% of our GDP. This puts us in the same category as Greece.
#7 Since the year 2000, the United States has lost 10% of its middle class jobs.
#8 According to the New York Times, 100 million are either living in poverty or very close to it.
#9 According to the New York Times, 34 percent of all elderly Americans are living in poverty
#10 According to the New York Times, 39 percent of all children in America are living in poverty
#11 In 1984, the net worth of people 65 or more was 10 times larger than that of people 35 or less.
#12 Today the net worth of people 65 or more is 47 times larger than that of people 35 or less .
#13 Since 2000, income for people between 25 and 34 have fallen by about 12 percent
#14 The value of homes in the U.S. has declined from $22.7 trillion in 2006 to $16.2 trillion today. 
#15 Since 1950, the population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has declined by more than 50 percent.
#16  In Dayton, Ohio 18.9 percent of all houses now stand empty.
#17 Since 1971, consumer debt in the United States has increased by a whopping 1700%.
#18 The number of pages of federal tax rules has increased by 18,000% since 1913.
#19 The number of Americans that fell into poverty (2.6 million) set a new all-time record last year
#20 And extreme poverty (6.7%) is at the highest level ever measured in the United States.
#21 According to the Washington Times, the price of gas has doubled since Obama was elected.
#22 Since 1969 the wages earned by men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27%.
#23 America has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.
#24 But since Obama, 23 manufacturing facilities a day shut down in the United States.
#25 Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs.
#26 But today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.
#27 Obama gave half a billion tax dollars to Fisker cars, and they were recalled as safety hazards.
#28 Obama gave half a billion tax dollars to Solyndra to "create jobs," and they went bankrupt.
#29 Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.
#30 Food prices continue to rise at a very brisk pace. The price of beef is up 9.8% over last year.
#31 President Obama promised to "not take one dime from lobbyists" but took $500,000!
#32 Attorney General Eric Holder authorized the sale of illegal weapons to Mexican drug lords.
#33 The price of eggs is up 10.2% over the past year and the
#34 The price of potatoes is up 12% over the past year.
#35 Electric bills in the USA have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for 5 years in a row.
#36 The average American household will have spent $4,155 on gasoline by the end of 2011.
#37 The rate of inflation in the USA is well over 10 percent if we measured it like we used to.
#38 The unemployment rate would be up to 11 percent if we measured it like we did in 2007.
#39 Total student loan debt in the USA will surpass the 1 trillion dollar during 2012.
#40 More than one out of every seven Americans is now on food stamps.
#41 And  one out of every four American children is on food stamps at this point.
#42 Under Obama, the number of Americans on food stamps has increased by 14.3 million.
#43 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.
#44 In 1970, 65 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".
#45 By 2007, only 44 percent of all Americans lived in "middle class neighborhoods".
#46 One out of every three Americans that grew up in a middle class are no longer in it.
#47 Obama appointed a "CEO Compensation Czar" to end obscene bonuses for executives. 
#48 Obama bailed out Citibank, and they promptly gave $5.3 billion in bonuses to their executives.
#49 The wealthiest 1% of all Americans have a greater net worth than the bottom 90% combined.
#50 The poorest 50% of Americans now collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the USA.

Seven Family Members Dead in Muslim Honor Killing

His wife (center) with cousin and daughter (right)
Grapevine TX, Jan 1, 2012. A Muslim father dressed as Santa Claus arrived to his family's Christmas party with two guns, executed his entire family and then killed himself, and planned the entire thing, police said Tuesday.

Aziz Yazdanpanah, an Iranian Muslim, didn't like his daughter's non-Muslim boyfriend and was exhibiting stalker behavior.

“She couldn’t date at all until she was a certain age, but when he was going to let her date she couldn’t date anyone outside of their race or religion.”

Again and again we have seen honor killings in which fathers kill daughters who are dating non-Muslims or have supposedly besmirched the family honor by some sexual indiscretion. Lt. Todd Dearing says that motive isn't important, which is generally only the case when Islam is involved.

Police believe the Christmas Day massacre in which left seven people were murdered, while still surrounded by Christmas presents and wrapping paper, was premeditated, Police Sgt. Robert Eberling said.

Police confirm what family friends said Monday, that Azizolah "Bob" Yazdanpanah, 56, fired the fatal shots in the murder-suicide. Grapevine police identified the victims as his wife, Fatemah "Nasrin" Rahmati, 55; their daughter, Nargis "Nona" Yazdanpanah, 19; and their son, Ali Yazdanpanah, 14. Nasrin's sister, Zohreh Rahmati, 58; her husband, Mohamad Hossein Zarei, 59; and their daughter, Sahra Fatemah Zarei, 22; were also killed, police confirmed.

The killer and his six victims
Police received a 911 call from an apartment in the 2500 block of Hall Johnson Road on Christmas morning. When officers arrived, they found the door locked from the inside, and the worst crime in Grapevine history.

Police recovered two weapons on the scene -- a Smith and Wesson 915 model 9 mm pistol with a 15-round magazine, and a Glock 23 .40-caliber pistol with a 10-round clip, according to Eberling.

Both guns were used in the murder-suicide, but Eberling would not say how many shots were fired; only saying that there were still bullets in both guns.

Last year, a bank foreclosed on Bob Yazdanpanah's house, and he separated from his wife in the March. Police had previously said a text message prior to the shooting indicated Bob Yazdanpanah was probably invited to the party, but police on Tuesday afternoon changed their story. Police now say Bob Yazdanpanah apparently was not invited.

At 11:16 a.m., one of the victims sent a text message to a friend indicating who was at the gathering at the apartment. The text message mentioned the gunman's name and that he was dressed as Santa. Police said there was no indication of fear or concern in the text. Eighteen minutes later, someone placed a call to 911 from a landline inside the apartment. Investigators could make out a muffled cry for help in the background, Eberling said.

All of the victims were found in the same room with no sign of a struggle, according to Eberling, but he said some of the victims had defensive wounds that indicate they tried to shield themselves from the bullets.