By: Justin Raimondo | Published: November 30, 2011
Is there a single region of the world where the United States government isn’t scheming to grab more control, more influence, and have more of a military presence?
In Pakistan, a memo has been unearthed from “President” Zardari to Admiral Mike Mullen, head of the joint chiefs of staff, proposing a coup d’etat in which the military and intelligence chiefs would be replaced – with US “political and military support” – in favour of individuals more compliant with the American agenda. Also in Pakistan: an outright attack by US and Afghan forces on a Pakistani military base, a “mistake” in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.
Is the United States government actively trying to destabilise Pakistan – in order to be able to pull off a “coup” and move in with US troops in support of “democracy”? Are we, in effect, at war with Pakistan? Sure seems like it. Read the rest at Mb 50′s “Liquid Mud Blog”
There are several good stories out today asking the question that Gov. Chris Christie asked of Mr. Obama, including the one that I have linked to below, I would like to point out some of the things that we are not paying him to do, and yet, like the thief in the night, he is doing it with our money.
- We are not paying him to campaign 27/7
- We are not paying him to go around the world apologizing for our actions
- We are not paying him to get us involved in even more wars
- We are not paying him to tell us what to eat and how that our food needs fixed
- We are not paying him to teach our kids to cheat, steal, bully and altogether forget what we are trying to instill in them
- We are not paying him to party
- We are not paying him to give away our treasure
- We are not paying him to tell us how we can farm the land, and what we can grow on it
- We are not paying him to mock and attempt to destroy American citizens
- We are not paying him to sue every state that is doing something that he doesn’t like
- We are not paying him to open our borders and let anyone who wants in come in
- We are not paying him to decide that the laws enacted by the Congress don’t really mean anything and therefore he can do what ever he wants.
These are just a portion of the things that we are not paying him to do, and yet he is doing every one. There has to be a limit sometime and somewhere that we can put a stop to him doing things on our dime that we do not want. In less that a year now, we will decide if he is going to be replaced, and someone new installed in the office that he has done nothing but abuse since his election. We must look at how he has gotten away with so much, and restore the Presidency to the position that was intended in our Constitution. This also means that Congress must regain the role that it was given, instead of letting the Presidency become almost a regency.
The Constitution of this Country was established with the ability to correct wrongs. However there has to be the will of the people in order to do so. There must be pressure put on Congress in this next election to ensure that they understand that we are not willing to allow this to happen again. And whomever we elect a President from now on, must realize that they are there at the will of the people and that they will be allowed there only so long as they respect that and are willing to serve!
Please take the time to read the excellent article from Big Government…..
It’s simply hard to imagine this passes for a Presidency. At what point does he become simply too much for the senses? Sure we have had some interesting and bad Presidents before – recently in fact. Nixon changed our view of the Presidency for the worse. Carter was beyond ineffectual. Bush 41 broke a huge promise. Clinton wagged his finger while lying – and a bit more than that. But this President is truly something and it’s not just the facts that are bad – it’s his excuses and manners that make this Presidency so incredibly bad.
Let us count the ways:
A. The Economics.
This list is well known by now – but that doesn’t mean it is highlighted by the Media as it would be of a Republican was president.
- Unemployment at 9% for a historically long time. According to Obama he inherited this mess and blames President Bush and ATMs. Yes Obama believes automation, like ATMs, is to blame – as if such automations like automobiles (accounting for nearly 20% of our economy) and computers (creating employers like EBAY and Microsoft) are the cause of our unemployment. Beyond that, Obama joked that he was wrong about “shovel ready” projects, created the “Saved” jobs category out of thin air, and claimed that the stimulus bill would prevent unemployment from going above 8%. What’s missing, of course, is a plan to lower unemployment – let alone actually lower unemployment.
- Gas Prices. They are currently 85% higher than when he took office. He shut down our Gulf oil production for ideological not actual reasons and delayed a Canadian pipeline for political reasons. When Bush 43 saw high gas prices, the Media told him to go his friends in the Middle East to ask them to raise production. Since Obama wanted $5 gasoline all along, he has no plan to lower energy prices and the Media doesn’t harp on the issue. Meanwhile the economy is hurt badly because of the higher costs of energy that reduce purchasing power and hurt employers everywhere.
- Foreclosure/Home Mortgage Crisis. This is the one part of the economy that actually is in a crisis that is “the worst since the Great Depression” – a phrase Obama is fond of overusing. Obama has continued the policy of bailing out the Banks for foreclosure related losses, encouraged Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts instead of reforming them and now he has sued the very Banks he bailed out because of their foreclosure practices – and no, there is no plan in sight let alone true relief.
- The Deficit. It has quadrupled under Obama. Yet he says inherited it – and rather than change it, spending has actually gone up each of this 3 years. Obama’s solution: have other people come up with a plan – he was traveling or on vacation. When it failed, he said he knew it would fail. So Chris Christie rightfully asks: What are we paying Obama for? Read the rest at Big Government http://biggovernment.com/tdelbeccaro/2011/11/29/what-are-we-paying-obama-for-and-can-it-get-worse/
By now you’ve probably heard about the Obama campaign’s self-righteous indignation over an ad put out by the Romney camp taking Obama’s words out of context. What his campaign people failed to mention is that the quote in question was Obama quoting an anonymous supporter of John McCain during the 2008 election. So, it was okay for Obama to take the words of an unnamed person and attribute them to John McCain, but it’s not okay for Romney to use those words against Obama today.
Michael Gerson says to get used to the double standard.
Obama’s short, rocket-fueled political career has involved a tension. He has gained a reputation for hope and change while practicing a brass-knuckle style of politics. The University of Chicago professor is also a Chicago politician — as both Hillary Clinton and McCain discovered. More than half of the ads run by Obama’s general-election campaign were negative. McCain was attacked for being “erratic in a crisis” — a thinly veiled reference to his temperament. As president, Obama has asserted that Republicans want the elderly, autistic children and children with Down syndrome to “fend for themselves,” and that the GOP plan is “dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.” In what context would these claims be true? Read the rest at the Lonely Conservative http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/11/obamas-campaign-double-standard/
His death went unnoticed, as he died the same day John F. Kennedy was shot, but his works are some of the most widely read in English literature. Originally an agnostic, he served in World War I and became a professor at Oxford and Cambridge. He credits his Catholic friend and fellow writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “Lord of the Rings,” as being instrumental in bringing him to faith in Christ. Among his most notable books are: The Screwtape Letters; Miracles; The Problem of Pain; Abolition of Man; and The Chronicles of Narnia, which include The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe. His name was C.S. Lewis, born NOVEMBER 29, 1898. Over 200 million copies of his books have sold worldwide and, 40 years after his death, continue to sell a million copies a year. In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote: “All that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” C.S. Lewis wrote: “Christianity…is a religion you could not have guessed…It is not the sort of thing anyone would have made up. It has just that queer twist about it that real things have.”
And often it is only those that know the taste that can detect it! Or why Democrats probably will continue to vote for those that only abuse them! Sound strange? Think that it doesn’t make sense? Think again and ask anyone that has been abused why they stay with their abuser!
Do you ever wonder why it is that the person that winds up being the worst person, is often the most attractive, or the most admired and respected, or the most trusted, or the very one that most people would like to think is the nicest person around. Take the person that is abusive to children. If these people showed their true face the first time the children met them, do you really think that these children would choose to stay?
This is where we make a mistake in thinking that those who are voting for Democrats, will wake up and have enough sense to realize that what their leaders are doing, is hurting them. What Democrats are offering right now is still just too pretty. We know that they can’t deliver on their promises. We know that they are driving us to the point of failure as a country. But what a lot of Democrats still see is the promise, the promise that all their dreams can come true. They have been conditioned over the years to believe.
You don’t believe it? Look at programs like American Idol! These contestants are programed to perform for the ultimate reward of being recognized. Perhaps it won’t be on the national or the world stage, but just being on TV will get that reward that they want, the attention of their family and friends, the justification that they are worthy, that they have meaning. It is the same with sports, these young people start out with the greatest of feeling, love of whatever game, or sport they happen to be playing, and yet, creeping in their dreams is the hope that there will be even more, that they will wind up the star, and they will go on until they reach the top. And then when they get there, the arrogance sets in, and often you will see the message passed on to the children that they meet.
This is the programming that our society has established in order to change the way that our children think and the way those adults who still believe that the world owes them something think. If they didn’t get what they were owed, they become victims in their own minds.
You say, why doesn’t this happen with everyone then. Parents! Church! How they are taught at both these places can and does, change their perception and does not allow them to become victims of a society that would rather have them dependent and needy. A society that is not there to improve the lives of the people, but instead to use the people in order to improve their own lives. A society that is more interested in making it’s people into slaves which a very insightful book “The Road to Serfdom“, recently pointed out.
Ever wonder why that the abused person doesn’t just get up and leave the situation that they are in? Conditioning! They have been conditioned to think that their abuser loves them, really and truly loves them like no one else can. Or they have been conditioned to think that they really have no other option, that no one else wants them or that there is no where for them to go. Or they have faced the reality that more than likely they are going to wind up dead whether they leave or stay, and so they choose the way that seems easiest. They are filled with despair, without any real hope for the future and believe that this is the way it has to be. They have also been told over and over again that anybody else is going to be even worse!
You see my friends, this is where Democrats are! Probably a lot of them don’t even realize it. It doesn’t seem that bad. Or no matter how bad what they are under now seems, the other side is much worse. That, scary as it is, is just the reason that Barack Obama and the Democrats may win.
If we can not convince people that their conditioning is wrong, we may very well lose the next election. You see, it has to be really bad before most people are willing to make the change. They refuse to see the ugliness, just as so many refuse to see the child abuser. They refuse to admit that the actions of those in power are wrong, because they would have to admit that they are the ones that are allowing it to continue.
It is also the very reason that we can expect the nastiest Presidential campaign in the history of this country. They have been conditioning their followers for a long, long, time and it is going to have to get really bad for them to start to wake up, and realize that perhaps they are taking poison, and that if they continue on this path, they may not survive.
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The American Thinker has a great article out today called “Obama’s Influence Fades” and a friend has one up as well called “Obama’s Blunder,” which both talk about the lost opportunities of Mr. Obama. They both point out the good will and high expectations that many people had for Barack Obama, and how he has frittered opportunities away. The both point out that this has cost the United States dearly. They are both right, and that is sad! Not for Barack Obama, I could personally care less if the man loses all his influence. Actually that is wrong, I would probably be clapping wildly, knowing that at last the American people have truly awoken and that we will have a chance to start in the right direction.
What worries me, is what is going to happen now? When truly corrupt and arrogant people start to feel their support and influence fade, they don’t usually go quietly. They would rather take all of us down with them, and they don’t really care how they do it. Nixon, was an exception to this, because the man still loved this country, even though he knew he could no longer get his way.
What we have in Barack Obama, is a man that feels as if the law does not apply to him, and uses every opportunity he gets, to go around it. We have only to look at things like his statement on DOMA, that he does not believe that it is constitutional and therefore it will not be enforced, forget that it passed both houses of Congress almost without objection. Or that he will assess every case of illegal immigration and decide whether that person shall stay or go, it doesn’t seem to matter that the laws are in place, they don’t fit into his ideas so they don’t count. We have seen over an over instances of ignoring the law, or applying the law in order to favor class or race. There has been a constant flow of money to his supporters and a seemingly blind eye turned to the actual legality of some of the process’ that they use.
So if his influence is fading, that is great! Perhaps the media will start to see what he is doing, maybe they will no longer close their eyes to his mistakes, misstatements and outright lies. Perhaps those who supported him blindly in the past will finally see that he is not the man that they wanted him to be.
What now? Where do we go to get back all that has been taken from us and will we ever be able to recoup our losses? Or perhaps the bigger question is will he find himself, like Jimmy Carter did, with a primary opponent? If not, what kind of campaign are we in for? We have already seen the race card being thrown and quite a bit of bullying going on, how far will they go?
Desperate times require desperate actions, the old saying goes. Will Obama decide that his desperate time requires desperate actions and attempt to do something that is only being whispered about now? We have seen voter fraud several times in the last few years, with ACORN and other affiliates of Mr. Obama, will it increase even more?
I don’t have the answer to any of those questions but I do know one thing, we are in for some very interesting times in the next year. I hope that we are prepared for the unexpected. And more than anything else, I hope that Barack Obama follows the law, and that he loses in 2012. Read the articles from American Thinker and Speedy Jerry
Obama’s Influence Fades
“Sic transit gloria mundi” is a Latin phrase that means “Thus passes the glory of the world.” The Bible says it best: “For, ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall.’”
It was just a few short years ago that Barack Obama sat high atop the pinnacle of celebrity; now, if monthly style and culture magazine GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is any indication of where in the “passing glory” trajectory Obama is presently situated, Barack’s flower of fame is in the process of dropping its petals and destined for a shelf somewhere, pressed between the pages of a dusty history book. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/obamas_influence_fades.html#ixzz1f1dAsgBk
Obama Blunder’s, A Lost Opportunity
President Bush handed Obama the entire WORLD on a silver platter and he blew it, think a minute and tell me if I’m wrong. Iraq was won after three Administrations hard work, we finally had a strong foot hold in the area, he flushed it for votes. Afghan / Pakistan strategy was full steam ahead successful, he tripled the troops there after WE discovered over a trillion dollars in natural resources 2008 for George Soros investments, another failure. Invade Libya and Uganda for more George Soros investments outcome yet to be seen, we haven’t seen lower gas prices yet, still going up here. http://speedyjerry.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/obama-blunders-a-lost-opportunity/
Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd, killing five. Colonists responded with the Boston Tea Party in 1773. The British then blocked Boston Harbor in 1774 to starve the city into submission. The President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress was James Warren, husband of Revolutionary War author Mercy Otis Warren. James Warren proposed Sam Adams form Committees of Correspondence to inform the nation of injustices committed in Boston. President James Warren, who died NOVEMBER 28, 1808, approved the Massachusetts Resolution: “In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 16, 1775- As it has pleased Almighty God in his Providence to suffer the calamities of an unnatural war to take place among us…the most effectual way to escape those desolating judgments…will be that we repent.” The Resolution continued: “Among the prevailing sins of this day, which threaten the destruction of this land, we have reason to lament the frequent prophanation of the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath..It be recommended by this Congress, to the people…that they…pay a religious regard to that day, and to the public Worship of God thereon.”
- Ben Affleck On The Set Of ‘Argo’ (huffingtonpost.com)
Many of you reading/watching/listening to this have blogs or have opinions about this. What do you think?
I give thanks everyday that God has led me where I pray that He can use me. We never know, unless people are willing to share, what trials and tribulations that they have faced in life. One of the most impressive examples of the ugliness of man is the abuse of the their wives and children. One of the most impressive examples of the survival of that nightmare is Appolus. Please take the time to read his story and pray with us for all the broken-hearted. As a victim of child abuse myself, I can tell you that the worst thing in the world is not always the abuse, but the feeling that there is nobody who cares.
The author of this video attributes our knowledge to science but in his very words he gives truth to God. To Him goes the glory and we knew these things before the beginning of science. We knew these things because God Himself told us so. Science is late to the game here, they are simply validating what has been proclaimed throughout the ages. They are finally realizing what we as followers of Christ already knew, that gratitude to God is an essential part of our growth and that God is the only thing worthy.
|During World War I, Britain was ineffective manufacturing explosives, until a breakthrough in synthesizing acetone was made by Jewish chemist Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who was born NOVEMBER 27, 1874. In gratitude, Britain issued the Balfour Declaration, establishing a Jewish homeland. President Woodrow Wilson wrote to Rabbi Stephen Wise, 1918: “I think all Americans will be deeply moved by the report that…the Weizmann commission has been able to lay the foundation of the Hebrew University at Jerusalem.” President Harry S Truman wrote to Dr. Weizmann, November 29, 1948: “I remember well our conversations about the Negeb…I agree fully with your estimate of the importance of the area to Israel, and I deplore any attempt to take it away from Israel. I had thought that my position would have been clear to all the world, particularly in the light of the specific wording of the Democratic Party platform.” Truman continued: “I have interpreted my re-election as a mandate…to carry out…the plank on Israel… In closing, I want to tell you how happy and impressed I have been at the remarkable progress made by the new State of Israel.” Dr. Weizmann wrote: “I think that the God of Israel is with us.”|