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.”
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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)
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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.”|
S.1867, The National Defense Authorization Act: US Senate to Decide on Military Power that Undermines Due Process Laws (via Bungalow BillP
The war on terrorism is about to strike the United States Constitution even harder. As if the Patriot Act didn’t already kill the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment will soon be dead as well if Congress successfully passes the National Defense Authorization Act.
The bill would give the military the power to arrest anyone they suspect to be a terrorist, and it would rob those people of due process laws that force the government to prove their guilt. As you can see, this is a very dangerous proposition when you consider the broad definition of terrorist documents like Missouri’s MIAC created.
“The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself,” writes Chris Anders of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.
Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.
“I would also point out that these provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect,” Colorado Senator Mark Udall said in a speech last week. One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil. That alone should alarm my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, but there are other problems with these provisions that must be resolved.” Read the rest at Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com/2011/11/s1867-national-defense-authorization.html