Monday, November 15, 2010

Quantitative Easing Explained

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our Veterans Get It

I worked as a volunteer on the McCain Presidential campaign in the last four days before the election.  We all gathered in a cramped, thrown together campaign office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which looked nothing like the gleaming command centers usually portrayed on TV. Nope, this office consisted of folding tables fronted by folding chairs, bad coffee and doughnuts. Twelve hour days were the norm for the full time volunteers, with other volunteers coming in after the dinner hour.
We were nearing that dinner hour when one of the volunteers that I had worked with came up to me, quite agitated. It turns out that a very large American flag that had flown over a garrison had been donated to the campaign office. Trouble was, whoever delivered it had unceremoniously dumped it on the floor. Quite rightly, Ron the volunteer was highly offended but had no idea what to do with this very large flag. Knowing I was a police officer, he came to me for help (yes, we are supposed to know how to take care of everything). We ran back to the front of the office, curious eyes now following the minor hubbub taking place.
“What do we do?” he asked.
“Well, first things first. We get it off the floor, then we fold it properly.”
“How do we fold something this big?” he asked.
“Go get those teenage boys in the back,” I said. “We’re gonna need a few hands for this one.” And while I gently gathered the flag from the floor, he ran to get assistance. The security guard, who had not said two words during his entire shift, came over to volunteer the information that he used to take down and fold the flag every night while in the Army.
“Good,” I said. “You’re in charge in showing us how to fold this flag properly.”
He stood a bit taller, said “Yes, ma’am” and helped me start straighten the flag out. It was enormous, and when fully stretched, took up most of the office. Ron came back with about eight confused teenage boys, who could not understand what the fuss was about.
It was just a flag, after all. They didn’t get it.
We positioned the boys along the flag, intent on our task. The boys chattered, as boys do, while we began. They didn’t get it, after all.
The other volunteers, busy with the phones, began to look around at the fuss. They saw what we were doing and nodded their heads in approval. The Army man began the painstakingly slow process of folding the flag precisely, with me and Ron assisting. With each fold of the flag, the careful stretching and tucking of each corner and smoothing of the material, the boys’ chatter started to slow.
The boys became more interested in what we were doing. They began to take part in the deliberate folding, jumping in spontaneously to make sure the material was perfectly smooth and no wrinkles were present for the next turn. Their chatter eventually ceased and they became focused slowly on the flag, to the exclusion of everything else in the room.
By the time the last fold was done, the last corner perfectly tucked in and the flag placed in its rightful spot of honor in the room, the boys were completely silent.
They finally got it.
To all our veterans, past and present, thank you for all you do for our country, for all your sacrifices in protecting us and keeping us safe. 
We know you have always gotten it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

How Much Will Your Taxes Rise if Bush Tax Cuts Not Extended?

Use this website to see how much your taxes will rise if the Bush tax cuts are not extended at the end of this year.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chuck Schumer’s Arrogance

 Chuck Schumer is the bad stereotype of today's politician: smug in his superiority over the "little people" and anyone who dares to defy or question him, he had hoped to avoid even running a campaign this election cycle, counting on the fact that his relatively unknown opponent would be unable to match him in money and resources. Thanks to the new media and Jay Townsend's persistence and skill, Schumer has finally been forced into his one and only debate on October 23rd at Marist College in Poughkeepsie.

Townsend On Schumer’s ‘Arrogance’

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to Take Back the Senate



The battle to take back the Senate from the Democrats is in full swing. Unfortunately for some of the candidates, the GOP has decided they are not worth the battle. We have a historic opportunity to return two Senate seats to the Republican aisle and to change the balance of power for the nation overall by assisting two campaigns in New York State. We have seen in the past the poor judgment of the GOP in their picks for who they feel will win. We the people  need to start making some of the decisions for them.

The National and New York State GOP have decided not to assist these particular candidates: Joe DioGuardi  and Jay Townsend, who are running against Gillibrand and Schumer, respectively.  Schumer’s seat is of particular interest as the Senator has his eye on the Speaker of the House position.

How can you help, even if you are not from New York State?  Help can take many forms which all of us are capable of doing.

First and foremost, contribute what you can to their campaigns (websites listed below). Ten dollar donations multiplied by the hundreds add up fast, so please do not think that your “small” donation will not help. It does. These two men are running on empty and need your help. We have seen the difference out of state donations have made to other local races, such as Sharron Angle’s race.

Call/write/Twitter the National GOP (www.gop.com)  and the New York State GOP (www.nygop.org) and ask them why they are not supporting these two candidates. If you are a regular contributor to either of these organizations, make it clear to them you will be ceasing contributions unless there is some action forthcoming. 

Call in to national or local radio shows, such as Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and/or Mark Levin to ask to have both of these candidates vetted on their shows. The national exposure will make all the difference. 

Educate your friends and family. Neither of these candidates have the money to blast the airwaves with commercials, so the education must be done by all of us, person by person. Make sure people who do not follow politics as closely as you do are aware of these candidates and the importance of putting them in the U.S. Senate. 

The balance of power rests in all our hands, with all of us responsible for changing it. Be part of the tsunami this November 2nd by helping these candidates. The Tea Parties of New York have already worked miracles in helping these candidates. Together, we can move mountains.

Twitter: @RNC, @NewYorkGOP
Mark Levin: 877-381-3811
Sean Hannity: 800-941-7326
Glenn Beck: 800-727-BECK
Rush Limbaugh:800-282-2882

Annmarie Spiciarich is a retired police sergeant. She has a MA in Forensic Psychology, with a certificate in Terrorism from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She currently works as a community mental health counselor at a suicide hotline. Check out her website and contact her at: www.NotWithoutRepresentation.com or her blog at http://NotWithoutRepresentation.blogspot.com.


Friday, October 1, 2010

How the Bush Tax Cuts Will Affect You

Congress had adjourned without voting on whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts. It is unknown if they will take up the vote again after the mid term elections. If not, the tax cuts expire. How does this affect you? This article breaks it down for you in a practical manner.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2010/07/30/expect-bush-tax-cuts-expire/?cmpid=prn_baynote_fallback_What_to_Expect_if_Bush_Tax_Cuts_Expire

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Content Neutral"...The Obliteration of Free Speech

Recently, a group of students visiting Washington, D.C. went to the Lincoln Memorial. In a moment of patriotism, they began to sing the national anthem, something most people would surely not object to, even if the students were not professional singers. They were shouted down by a uniformed security guard, who told them they had to stop singing. They thankfully resumed their singing and completed the national anthem. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/09/students-lincoln-memorial-told-stop-singing-national-anthem)


“The area they were standing in and singing is an area that is restricted for this type of activity,” said Sgt. David Schlosser. “The United States Park Police is absolutely content-neutral when it comes to any sort of demonstrations in these areas.”

Schlosser explained that performances, regardless of content, are banned to “maintain a contemplative and reverent area for the Lincoln Memorial, for the other guests and visitors.”

Schlosser, who commended the students on their musical ability, said the students were not cited and to his knowledge no report was filed.

“We need to make certain that all other visitors that don’t want to be a part of that or just choose to be tourists are able to do so in the same light that probably President Lincoln wanted – which is completely content neutral,” he said.

"Content neutral"?  Have we literally stepped into an Orwellian state of Newspeak? No speech is content neutral, otherwise it is not truly speech. Speech is meant to convey something; namely...content.  The thought behind this particular phrase is more ludicrous than the phrase itself, if that were possible, a product of the PC Police.

Political correctness has spread its tentacles into every part of our lives; people are afraid to speak to one another for fear of offending someone, bosses are afraid to discipline employees for fear of being called an "ist" of some sort, with a corresponding lawsuit, communications between different groups of people is so scrubbed of any possibly offensive comments for fear of being labeled an "ist" that it becomes meaningless, parents are afraid to discipline their children in a non-politically correct way for fear of being reported to Child Protective Services, teachers are afraid to communicate views for fear ot complaints against them and loss of their jobs....are we seeing a pattern here?

Fear is now what drives our communications and interactions, or lack of them, with others. We have truly lost our freedom of speech, whether we like to think so or not. It is because we are afraid of the PC Police coming after us, our money, our jobs, our kids....because we do not speak Newspeak-content neutral speech that offends no one and means nothing. We are afraid to be Americans anymore, because apparently, to the PC Police (or Thought Police), that "disturbs" other people. Since when did the singing of the National Anthem become a "demonstration"? Apparently, when the PC Police decide it is one. 

What is most chilling to me is this gradual creep against our freedom of speech. It is now reaching critical mass; soon, it will stifle any voice of dissent against the PC Police, who only support freedom of speech when it agrees with their views. From cries of "isms" to threats against jobs and future employment, the PC Police have turned us into tiptoeing creatures, always fearful of saying the wrong things. These kids were brave enough to continue their "demonstration". How many adults would do the same? We now voluntarily self censor out of fear; how long before we have no choice in the matter? If it is up to the PC Police, the time is now.

Watch the Obama administration. Watch the lies and the doublespeak; telling you things that are outright falsehoods, even when they know you are aware it is a falsehood. Sure, that five day, half a million dollar trip to Spain at the expense of the taxpayers was an "official visit" by the First Lady.  Sure, the economy is better and the stimulus bills created numerous jobs. Yes, the government needs more control over industry, the financial world, your health care decisions, your privacy, the Internet...sure it does. Read "1984" by George Orwell...one would think he had met the Obama administration already when writing it.

Then start fighting against the PC Police...while you still can.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why Eliminating the Death Tax Matters to You

Most of us think the death tax is a burden only for wealthy people who get left exorbitant amounts of money. The following article from the Heritage Foundation explains how it affects everyone, as wealthy people invest less (which means less businesses and jobs) and inherited businesses are often sold or closed, because the people inheriting it don't have the outright money to pay the death tax...it is all tied up in the business.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/07/the-economic-case-against-the-death-tax

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dear Hypocrites of the NAACP

Once upon a time, you were a respected organization whose members risked everything, including their lives, to promote equality and the advancement of blacks. What happened to that organization? When did you not only lose your way, but your soul? For years, I and others who were not black contributed to the NAACP, but today, it will be a cold day in Al Gore’s globally warmed world before I give you another penny. I only give to worthy organizations that actually work for good, not pontificate nonsense.

Political correctness has dominated relations between the races for the past few decades. It is my firm belief that it has done much more damage than good. People from different races and cultures are afraid to speak to one another for fear of saying something offensive. Groups like yours hid behind the guise of political correctness and used it as a sledgehammer; instead of knocking down walls between people, you pummeled the people themselves. People lost their careers, their livelihoods, and the respect of others as the label “racist” was used more frequently and ever more inaccurately, for saying and doing things that were not racist, but “deemed” so by groups like yours in ever-narrowing ways. Yet, you continued on, not worrying that real racism was not being addressed and using political correctness to get your way. You grew drunk with the power it gave you. As with most drunks, you got what you wanted in the short term….and ruined yourself with others in the long term.

In years past, to be accused of being a racist was a real insult; it made you seem less of a human being. Now, the word is tossed out so often and with such inaccuracy that people merely laugh. You jumped on the political correctness bandwagon and sprayed an entire organization with a false label of racism, not realizing you brought your once-fine organization down to its knees. You have become a laughingstock. Now, once revered leaders like Congressman Lewis have smeared themselves with their lies, all to advance an agenda.

I hate to tell you this…nah, no I don’t…but your agenda is dead. The final insult of releasing a statement against Tea Party members (and yes, we know you backpedaled on the original “racist” designation for the Party), while ignoring voter intimidation at its worst, has shown you to be the cads you have become. Your founding members fought and sometimes died not to be intimidated at the polls.

You should be ashamed.

A Former Supporter

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Al Gore: Called on Global Warming Hypocrisy

All we did was welcome Al Gore to his new home. Why are people so upset?

NY Candidates against Schumer, Hinchey and for Governor

Tea Party meetings are a great way to meet your local candidates. They are faced with a smaller group, direct questions and a chance for people to see how they walk, talk and react to the people who are going to hire them. Below is a link to a synopsis of NY candidates (for the NY Assembly 22nd district), US Congress and NY Governor, taken from a recent meet and greet in the tiny town of Plattekill, NY.

http://tinyurl.com/29colz6

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Who is Obama's New Head of Medicare/Medicaid?

President Obama’s latest end run around Congress was to appoint Dr. Donald Berwick, a non-practicing pediatrician and head of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by utilizing a recess appointment. Once again, someone who is not vetted by Congress slips through to a major post, in this case overseeing the 800 billion dollar budgets of Medicare and Medicaid. Not much is known about Dr. Berwick, although some reporters actually appear to be doing some investigative journalism and are questioning his numerous “positions” listed on his resume.

His full time job is listed as the head of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Below are two paragraphs taken from the website (http://www.ihi.org/ihi/about), describing the Institute:

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.

IHI has a staff of about 110 people. We also have partnerships with hundreds of faculty members from around the world who share what they know and learn from each other under a philosophy of “all teach, all learn.” Our programs and activities are designed to enable committed individuals and organizations to innovate together, share knowledge, and collaborate on the difficult, rewarding work of improving health care.


According to the Washington Times, Dr. Berwick “received a base salary of $509,600, a $88,200 bonus and $275,849 in deferred compensation through a contribution by the institute to a special supplemental executive retirement plan. IHI has approximately 130 employees, according to IRS filings.”

Now, taking aside the fact that President Obama did a complete run around Congress and placed a totally unvetted candidate in charge of an almost trillion dollar government program, one must ask the following questions:

Why is someone who is working for a non-profit agency that basically is doing research and teaching making almost $900,000 a year in salary and monetary benefits? Why is it that my former Chief of Police, who supervised an agency with more people than Dr. Berwick and with certainly more responsibility, including life and death decisions, got paid only around $90,000 per year, while Dr. Berwick was collecting about ten times more for much less work? Who is funding this “Institute” and paying this insane salary? What is this “Institute” really about? Reading through the website, it appears to be an Institute with a legitimate purpose, including ways to cut health care costs, but when one hears that obscene salary paid for very little responsibility, one begins to wonder about the program overall.

And now, he is in charge of an almost trillion dollar program. Why is he so highly qualified for this position and what was the purpose of placing him without vetting? What is it about Dr. Berwick and his background that President Obama did not want us to know?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Al Gore's Profits from Cap and Trade

The following article breaks down the money trail. Gore's crusade against global warming apparently also coincides with some cash for him, interestingly enough.

http://www.blnz.com/news/2008/05/13/Money_Connections_Behind_Gores_Carbon_8700.html

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kagan's Argument Before the Supreme Court

A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

An article from the American Thinker:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/a_shrink_asks_whats_wrong_with.html
By Robin of Berkeley

So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.

Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?"

The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe, recently pronounced him disconnected.

Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue a psychotherapist like me. He also presents a serious diagnostic challenge.

For one, Obama's teleprompter and the men behind the Blackberry keep him well-scripted. We know so little about the facts of his life.

But it's more than just a lack of information. Obama himself is a strange bird. He doesn't fit easily into any diagnostic category.

Many people attribute Obama's oddness to his narcissism. True, Obama has a gargantuan ego, and he is notoriously thin-skinned.

Yet a personality disorder like narcissism does not explain Obama's strangeness: his giggling while being asked about the economy; his continuing a shout-out rather than announcing the Ft. Hood shootings; or his vacations, golfing, partying and fundraising during the calamitous oil spill.

Take also Obama's declaring on the "Today Show" that he wants to know whose ass to kick. Consummate narcissists would never stoop to this vulgar display of adolescent machismo.

Obama is flat when passion is needed; he's aggressive when savvy is required. What's most worrisome is that Obama doesn't even realize that his behavior is inappropriate.

So if it's not just simple narcissism, what is wrong with Obama? Since I've never evaluated him, I can't say for sure. But I can hazard some educated guesses.

If I saw a client as disconnected as him, the first thing I would wonder: Is something wrong with his brain? And I'd consider the following theoretical diagnostic possibilities.

--Physical problems: There are a multitude of physiological conditions that can cause people to act strangely. For instance: head injuries, endocrine disturbances, epilepsy, and toxic chemical exposure.

It makes me wonder: Did Obama ever have a head injury? His stepfather in Indonesia was purportedly an alcoholic abuser. Was Obama subject to any physical abuse?

-- Drugs and alcohol: Damage to the brain from drugs and alcohol can also cause significant cognitive impairments. Obama once said that there were 57 states -- and didn't correct himself. Memory problems can be caused by both illicit and prescription drug use.

Obama admits to a history of drug use in his youth. Did his usage cause some damage? Does Obama still use?

--Asperger's Syndrome: Also known as high-functioning autism, Asperger's causes deficits in social skills. A person with Asperger's can't read social cues. Consequently, he can be insensitive and hurtful without even knowing it.

Could Obama have Asperger's? He might have some mild traits, but certainly not the full-blown disorder. In contrast to Obama, those with Asperger's get fixated on some behavior, like programming computers. Obama lacks this kind of passion and zeal.

--Mental Illness: Obama's family tree is replete with the unbalanced. His maternal great-grandmother committed suicide. His grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was particularly unhinged: He was expelled from high school for punching his principal; named his daughter Stanley because he wanted a boy; and exposed young Barry to not just drunken trash talk, but unrestricted visits with alleged pedophile Frank Marshall Davis (who might or might not be Obama's biological father). Barack Sr. was an abusive, alcoholic bigamist.
Since mental illness runs in the family, does Obama have any signs? Yes and no. No, he is not a schizophrenic babbling about Martians. But there are red flags for some other conditions.

While Obama doesn't appear to hallucinate, he seems to have delusions. His believing he has a Messiah-like special gift smacks of grandiose delusions. His externalizing all blame to conservatives, George W. Bush, or the "racist" bogeyman hints at persecutory delusions.

Along with a delusional disorder, Obama may fit for a mild psychotic disorder called schizotypal disorder. It may explain some of Obama's oddness.

People with schizotypal disorder hold bizarre beliefs, are suspicious and paranoid, and have inappropriate and constricted affect. They have few close friends and are socially awkward. A schizotypal is someone like your strange cousin Becky who is addicted to astrology, believes she is psychic, and is the oddball at social gatherings.

Schizotypal Disorder does ring some bells vis-à-vis Obama. One way the diagnosis doesn't fit, however, is that schizotypals are generally harmless, odd ducks. Not so with Obama.

--Trauma: My gut tells me that Obama was seriously traumatized in childhood. His mother disregarded his basic needs, dragged him all over the place, and ultimately abandoned him.

But I think there may be something even more insidious in his family background. While I can't prove it, the degree of Obama's disconnect reminds me of my sexually abused clients.

With serious sexual abuse, the brain chemistry may change. The child dissociates -- that is, disconnects from his being -- in order to cope. Many adult survivors still dissociate, from occasional trances to the most extreme cases of multiple personality disorder.

Apparently, young Barry was left in the care of Communist Frank Marshall Davis, who admitted to molesting a 13-year-old girl. As a teenager, Obama wrote a disturbing poem, "Pop," that evoked images of sexual abuse -- for instance, describing dual amber stains on both his and "Pop's" shorts.

Would trauma explain Obama's disconnect? In many ways, yes. A damaged and unattached child may develop a "false self." To compensate for the enormous deficits in identity and attachment, the child invents his own personality. For Obama, it may have been as a special, gifted person.

Let's return now to my original question: What is wrong with Obama? My guess is a great deal. The answer is complex and likely includes some combination of the above.

Along with the brain issues are personality disorders: narcissism, paranoia, passive-aggressiveness. There's even the possibility of the most destructive character defect of all, an antisocial personality. Untreated abuse can foster antisocial traits, especially among boys.

If my assessment is accurate, what does this mean?

It means that liberals need to wake up and spit out the Kool-Aid...and that conservatives should put aside differences, band together, and elect as many Republicans as possible.

Because Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today.

Why? Because this is a damaged person. Obama's fate was sealed years ago growing up in his strange and poisonous family. Later on, his empty vessel was filled with the hateful bile of men like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers.

Obama will not evolve; he will not rise to the occasion; he will not become the man he was meant to be. This is for one reason and one reason alone:

He is not capable of it.

Obama’s Orwellian Control of the Internet

Congress is currently working on passing the “Kill Switch” act, which allows the government to take control of the Internet. Members of Congress have stated this bill was necessary for times of war; indeed, comparing it to similar powers China has (!) and that these powers are needed for our government. They stress the powers cannot be abused by Obama, nor used to control the citizenry, as there is a strict 120 day limit on the time that he can “kill” the Internet.

Really?

Let’s examine this…first, has there ever been a power in the short time Obama has been in office that he did not like? And that he has relinquished? The Patriot Act has been extended, Guantanamo is still open and several industries have been effectively turned into government companies (witness banking, car companies, student loans and the massive health care bill). Does anyone really think that Obama will eventually turn these industries back to the private sector?

And let’s look at the rationale…in times of war, it is argued, control of the Internet would be needed to counteract any cyber attacks. Now, granted, those could happen….but at anytime, not just in war time. Governments and private industry now spend billions to keep out cyber hackers and all have the ability to shut themselves down in times of crisis. Why an ultimate kill switch is needed makes no sense…unless you are interested in ultimate power and the ability to stifle dissent.

Let’s examine this. In a time of war, the Internet would be the country’s greatest friend. The ability to disseminate information quickly over great distances would help the government distribute valuable emergency information, keep citizens informed and in the case of a foreign invasion, help us to fight against it through rapid dissemination of information about gatherings, protests and organizing the civilian population.

The Internet is not your friend, however, if your aim is to take over your own citizenry.

Sound far fetched? The “transparent” Obama administration is one of the most secretive. They make the Bush White House look like a gossiping sorority house. Obama is interested in expanding the power of the government and taking away personal decision making processes from you, the citizen. He does not like negative news about him or his administration and has tried to stifle any media dissent, either by intimidation or withholding of privileges for information. He has the mainstream media, who have whored themselves out to him in the name of ideology, sitting at his feet and waiting for the next command. They will not do their job. The Internet is THE Underground Railroad for news…and he does not like it or the power it then confers on ordinary citizenry.

Now imagine 120 days without the Internet-would we know what we do now about the Gulf Oil Spill, the minutiae of the health care bill, the attempts to use Executive Orders to grant amnesty and citizenship to millions of illegals? Of course not, and that is why Obama wants it shut down-so you, the People, have no idea what goes on behind closed doors…until it is done and you are are helpless to fight it.

And who really thinks it will last “only” 120 days?

The time to fight the bill is now. It is still working its way through Congress. Write/call your representative immediately (see my website for links to do so at http://tinyurl.com/24jdtub ) Spread the word to everyone you know. Use the power of the Internet to do so now-before our own Congress and Obama do it for you.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Presidential Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants?

The article below is taken from NumbersUSA.com, a great website for information and resources to send free faxes to both the President and your representatives, as well as easily accessible phone numbers for them. It is definitely worth your while to take a look at the site.

Only Public Shaming Can Stop Amnesty Through Executive Actions That By-Passes Congress

By Roy Beck, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA

It seems like it would be against the law for the Administration to order a de facto amnesty for millions of illegal aliens while totally bypassing Congress. But 8 U.S. Senators believe that is what Obama officials are considering right now because most Members of Congress are scared to death to have to VOTE on an amnesty just a few months before elections.

(Read the letter from the Senators to Pres. Obama below.)

Your great success in keeping Congress from voting on a mass amnesty this year has stirred up a new threat.


Seeing that most Members of Congress don't want to vote for an amnesty this year, Administration officials appear to be considering ways to do a de facto amnesty without involving Congress.


We at NumbersUSA have been hearing about this behind the scenes for a few weeks but haven't had solid enough evidence to mount a national mobilization against. Now, the whispering has erupted with an open letter to the President from 8 U.S. Senators spelling out the details known thus far.


In a nutshell, there is discussion going on within the Administration about stopping nearly all deportations, presumably until "comprehensive immigration reform" can be passed to give illegal aliens full work and residency rights permanently. The point here is to satisfy the open-border bloc of voters who have been threatening to boycott the elections this fall unless Pres. Obama makes an all-out effort to pass an amnesty this year.


RELIGIOUS LEADERS HINTED AT THIS EXECUTIVE-BRANCH AMNESTY LAST WEEK


I am guessing that this is what religious leaders were hinting at the Brookings conference I attended last week.


They indicated that they had been talking with Administration officials about a way to help illegal aliens without having to deal with Congress. They then said they had better not say any more about it.


Friends, U.S. Presidents have proven whether Republican or Democrat that they are capable of doing almost anything they please until they come up for re-election. Only an incredible outburst of outrage from the public can stop the Administration from doing a de facto amnesty all by itself.


Make sure you have sent a free fax to the President and then to your 3 Members of Congress decrying any Executive-Order Amnesty.


We need all 535 Members of Congress to know about the De Facto Amnesty Plot -- and to know that you know.

* We want Democrats in Congress to begin to tell their Leaders and the White House that even the hint that this amnesty could happen will hurt their chances of winning in the fall.

* We want Republicans to start threatening to use the Plot as a campaign issue.

* We want the White House to publicly promise that it will NOT unilaterally proclaim an amnesty.

* Short of that, we want to see the White House forced to deny over and over that such a plot is even underway.


NumbersUSA promises to spread the word far and wide now that these 8 Senators have come forward with what they know of the amnesty plot.


LETTER FROM 8 SENATORS


Dear President Obama:


We understand that there’s a push for your Administration to develop a plan to unilaterally extend either deferred action or parole to millions of illegal aliens in the United States. We understand that the Administration may include aliens who have willfully overstayed their visas or filed for benefits knowing that they will not be eligible for a status for years to come. We understand that deferred action and parole are discretionary actions reserved for individual cases that present unusual, emergent or humanitarian circumstances. Deferred action and parole were not intended to be used to confer a status or offer protection to large groups of illegal aliens, even if the agency claims that they look at each case on a “case-by-case” basis.


While we agree our immigration laws need to be fixed, we are deeply concerned about the potential expansion of deferred action or parole for a large illegal alien population. While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress’ constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States.


The Administration would be wise to abandon any plans for deferred action or parole for the illegal population. Such a move would further erode the American public’s confidence in the federal government and its commitment to securing the borders and enforcing the laws already on the books.


We would appreciate receiving a commitment that the Administration has no plans to use either authority to change the current position of a large group of illegal aliens already in the United States, and ask that you respond to us about this matter as soon as possible.


(signed by)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Sen. Hatch (R-Utah)
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)


Many news organizations are asking for the proof that these Senators have that the amnesty plot is really being discussed inside the Administration.


We are sure that the 8 Senators have heard the same reports from inside the Administration that we have heard -- about studying what administrative tools they might modify to by-pass Congress. This doesn't mean the President has an actual plan yet. But we feel there is a real threat. And we are certain that the 8 Senators would not have gone public with their concerns if they did not have inside information of discussions about this de facto amnesty.


The time to stop any chance of a plan is right now while it is still in discussion stage (or maybe in final discussion stage).


ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obama: Now After Your Retirement Accounts?

This article was taken from http://politics.gather.com and presents a disturbing picture of what the administration is planning to do to your requirement accounts; basically, have your 401K fund the national borrowing that China, Japan and other nations are no longer willing to do.

From politics.gather.com:
40l(k)/IRA Nationalization Quietly Moves Forward

The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams, according to Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark Iwry, who are spearheading the effort.

They want to "get people to invest their 401k's and IRA's into annuities, or likely into U.S. T-Bonds, which are in the biggest overvalued bubble the world has ever seen.

They are doing this because they will have $2 Trillion Dollars in bonds to sell this year, and foreign buying is drying up. China doesn't want them.... Do you?

Who's behind it? The White House and a powerful network of Congressional activists, and the highly-influential Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. They are engineering a new regulatory and tax-incentive. The purpose is to herd and ultimately force Americans to convert their 40l(k)s and IRAs into government-directed retirement accounts.

The 40l(k)/IRA de-privatization plan is the brain-child of Teresa Ghilarducci of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis " "SCEPA", who is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The extreme tactics used to ram Nationalized Health care down the country's throat are a blueprint for what could be the biggest asset grab in history. This is exactly what took place in Argentina. Yes, Argentina was once a powerful nation; the 3rd wealthiest nation until the 20th Century. Another reason as to why our government needs to nationalize retirement accounts...

Is reported by the New York Times, "This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, this important threshold was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office." The trickle of red ink will soon become a flood under the pressure of 78 million retiring Baby Boomers....

Less money going into the system! Who will you need to Trust in the Handling of your money?

The March 9 edition of Business Week notes that new federal regulations designed to "promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams" would help drive cash into government-controlled entities such as American International Group (AIG), which was bailed out to the tune of $182.3 billion.

You Do Trust AIG.. right? The Real Question Is.. Is there a safe haven for retirement accounts?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

General McChrystal-Insubordinate or Sending a Message?

The recent Rolling Stone article that exposed General McChrystal’s dissatisfaction with the Obama administration has caused quite a ruckus. It still remains to be seen, at the time of this writing, whether the General will be fired or resign due to the indignation of his Commander in Chief. The general consensus appears to be that the General was reckless in his speech and lowered his guard while talking to the Rolling Stone reporter. It appeared to be a foolish move on his part. However, the General is no fool; he most certainly knew his comments would be insubordinate, but also knew they would be published internationally. The question has to be asked: were the comments foolishness or a calculated effort to get his message out to protect his troops in the only way possible?

To understand why this has caused such a kerfuffle, you have to understand military structure. The President is a civilian (and in this particular case, a civilian who has never come near to having military experience), but he is also the Commander in Chief, the ultimate authority to the military. In the military world, the chain of command is everything. Insubordination is a cardinal sin and can wreck a military career quickly. So, General McChrystal had to know full well what his comments meant in the military world, yet he went ahead with them anyway. Why?

Perhaps General McChrystal knew the only way to protect his troops was to get the word out on the incompetence of the Obama administration-and the only way to do so was publicly and perhaps at the cost of his military career and pension. For a man to make such a sacrifice must mean he felt deeply about his cause. Troops are dying in Afghanistan, sometimes because it is a war and deaths occur, and sometimes because of politically correct orders from above. Consider that Obama is worried more about global opinion than he is in waging a successful war, or in protecting the lives of his own countrymen. Witness the ridiculous order given to troops in Afghanistan to not patrol areas where they may encounter hostiles…excuse me, isn’t that what they’re there for? And the politically correct commands not to destroy property, instead forcing troops to risk life and limb to search booby –trapped buildings. These insane orders are killing our troops, and had to be horrifying for a general to put out to his own people.

Perhaps General McChrystal, who actually served out in the field, unlike his Commander in Chief, was no longer willing to remain silent while soldiers died under ridiculous policies. Perhaps he spoke up the only way he could, trapped as he was by the military chain of command. If the White House allowed the Rolling Stone interview (and they had to for him to give it), perhaps he felt obligated to give Americans a good view of what is going on inside the Administration. After all, the only way to expose incompetence is to bring it into bright sunlight, which cannot be done while you are worried about insubordination charges. Perhaps the General took matters into his own hands and risked his job to help decrease the risk to his troops.

This may result in us losing a good General, who by all accounts was doing an excellent job both with the Afghan government, population and his troops. Even NATO, the PC global army, does not wish him gone, recognizing how valuable he is to the effort. It remains to be seen whether the President will consider his wounded pride more valuable than the lives of his troops and the success of the war. It appears that General McChrystal has taken a high stakes gamble-and he is to be commended for putting the lives of his troop above his own personal career. Would that more of our politicians could find the courage to do the same.

Obama Contemplating an Executive Order Giving Amnesty to Illegals

Apparently, Congress has gotten wind of the possibility that President Obama is contemplating issuing an executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. Please go to this link. You will see an article about the letter sent by Congress protesting this possible action, and also a link where you can send a free fax to President Obama, showing your opposition to this abomination.
http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/june-21-2010/senators-challenge-pres-obama-rumors-executive-order-amnesty.html

Obama Refusing to Help the Gulf

Monday, June 21, 2010

An Easy Overview of the Obama Health Care Bill

Still confused about what is in the Obama care bill? So are a lot of other people. Follow the link below to look at an abbreviated, two page synopsis of what the bill means to you and your loved ones over the next few years.

http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/WM_hcr_timelinel.pdf

Friday, June 18, 2010

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mohegan-sun-casino-owners-received-54-million-stimulus/story?id=10889408

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A New Way to Support Arizona

When the Arizona immigration bill controversy began, along with proposed boycotts of the state, I sent a letter to Governor Brewer's office, asking if there were any way private citizens could donate to Arizona's State Government in order to help mitigate the economic impact of the boycotts. Here is the letter I received and a way to help, along with a copy of my original letter.

Thank you for your contacting the Governor's Office. Many people have been contacting our office seeking ways to show their support of Governor's Brewer signing of SB 1070 (immigration bill). We have determined how we can legally accept private donations. Donations (of any amount) are being accepted and deposited into a special FUND specifically established in light of Arizona's recent immigration bill, Senate Bill 1070. Monies from this fund will be used to pay for legal costs associated with defending SB 1070.

We are working to post this information on the web which would also afford the opportunity to make an online donation using a major credit card. For now, if you wish to make a donation, you may send a check payable to the "State of Arizona" to:

Governor Janice K. Brewer
Arizona Governor
1700 W Washington, 9th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Governor Brewer appreciates your support of her action to sign one of America's toughest immigration laws to which she firmly believes represents what is best for the State of Arizona. Thank you again for your support.
Lupe Lerma
Director, Constituent Services

-----Original Message-----
From: notwithoutrepresentation1@gmail.com
[mailto:notwithoutrepresentation1@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 6:43 AM
To: AZGOV
Subject: *Immigration & Border

CONTACT THE GOVERNOR SUBMISSION
Below is the information submitted online from the Governor's Contact
form
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Subject:Immigration & Border
Topic:Contributing to AZ's budget
Reason for submission:
I need assistance

First Name : Annmarie
Last Name: Spiciarich
Email: notwithoutrepresentation1@gmail.com
County: Outside of Arizona
Message/ Comment:

First, I would like to extend my compliments on your courage in passing the immigration enforcement law. I have nothing but admiration for the way you have handled this entire process.
I have watched with great concern as various boycotts have been put in place, attempting to strangle Arizona's economy and back you off the immigration law. My suggestion to fight back against the boycott is this:
set up a site through the Governor's office where people from Arizona and throughout the United States can make donations to Arizona's state budget to offset the loss of revenues from the various boycotts.
I have no idea if this is allowable by law, but if it is, I would be happy to do the publicity to drive donations to your state for free. I think a large chunk of Americans support you and would like to show that support in a meaningful way. Donations could be as little as $5.00 and go on up from there, so even those of limited means could show their support.
You can contact me at notwithoutrepresentation1@gmail.com.

Thanks for your time,
Annmarie Spiciarich

An Open Letter to Gaza

Folks, this is a letter written by a young lady who has an incredible grasp on what is truly going on in the Mideast conflict. It's a long read, but well worth the effort.

A Letter To Gaza Nonie Darwish
May 06, 2010


Nonie Darwish
I recently received an email accusing me of hating Arabs and my father. This email is typical of Arab media accusations of my views regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since most Arabs have no chance to read my book, Now They Call Me Infidel, Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror, which explains in detail my position, I will answer the email in this article. First, below is the translation of the Arabic language email which I received without a signature:


Salam to you,

With all of our pride in your father we pray that Allah will bless him with entering paradise, which is the wish of every person after this short prideful meaningless life. I want to ask you, has your father become your enemy after his death? We in the city of Gaza take pride in your father and I live on a street by the name of Shahid Moustafa Hafez which also has a school by the name of Shahid Moustafa Hafez. We never forgot his sacrifice, so how could you become an enemy to the tortured Palestinian people who are still suffering at the hands of Arab Zionists? I ask Allah to give you health and strength.

Awaiting your response and thank you in advance.

Here is my response:

Dear Gaza resident,

Your email touched me as sincere even though your accusations are wrong. I am not the enemy of Arabs and I assure you that I love my original culture and people. What makes me different is that I do not only love Arabs, but I also love the Jewish people. I am speaking my conscience. I respect their right to live in peace in their tiny homeland, Israel. I understand how that could be puzzling and unbelievable to many Arabs, to love both Jews and Arabs.

We Arabs have suffered from an unnatural and consistent indoctrination into Islamic supremacy and Jew hatred for over 1400 years. Thus it has become unfathomable to the Arab mind to comprehend loving both Arabs and Jews and wishing both well. Our culture has deprived us for many centuries from loving all of humanity as equals, through intense religious indoctrination resulting in self-imposed isolation and non-integration with other cultures. This isolation and jihad against non-Muslims has become increasingly difficult to maintain. Muslims everywhere are trying desperately to save face, reform Islam’s image and deny the undeniable. But they also want to have their cake and eat it too. While they are telling the world Islam is a religion of peace, they still want to continue with the jihad against non-Muslim countries. While one leader says, let’s kill all the Jews and take over Rome, another says to Western media that Islam is a religion of peace and we are deeply offended by the anti-Islam rhetoric. To play this sick game, Muslim culture must live a dysfunctional double life where everyone is deceived, including Muslims.

Thus to do the kind of jihad that Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Assad, Nasser, Saudi jihadists etc, do and which is dictated by Sharia, Muslims find it hard to be honest. Thus, Muslims must claim victimhood in order to justify jihad. The entire Muslim world is using your people, the Arabs of the West Bank and Gaza, to justify their jihad against not only Israel, but also all non-Muslim countries. That includes Iran, which supports Hamas and Hezbollah.

Your people in Gaza should have realized this game a long time ago, but you refuse to see and be open about who is your true oppressor. Arab and Muslim media is using and abusing your people in order to justify their Islamic jihad around the world. That is why they never want to resolve your problem and want you to suffer and live in constant terror against Israel.

Under Islamic law, non-Muslim countries are never equal to Muslim countries and actually their sovereignty as a non-Muslim nation must always be challenged by Islamic jihad. Islamic law codified jihad as a permanent war with non-Muslims to establish the religion. Muslims thus have to use Taquiyya, lies, to legitimize their aggression on Israel and the West. That is why Muslim countries can never abandon the constant hate propaganda, lies and misinformation about Israel and the West. If that ends, their jihad ends. The UN must be constantly bombarded by complaints from Arab countries against Israel. The Arab street must be constantly bombarded with ridiculous accusations and Zionist conspiracies. Lately on Syrian TV a Syrian intellectual accused Israel of stealing human organs in Haiti while they were helping them after the earthquake. This is not something new; it started in the 7th century, when the prophet Mohammed accused the Jews of treason to justify killing and expelling them and taking over their wealth. To explain this away, he stated that Jews are worthy of this treatment since they are the descendants of apes pigs and enemies of Allah. Muslims still use the same dynamic and the world still falls for it every time.

The Arab mind was trained to never venture outside of the box of Islamic superiority, and that prevented us from treating the rest of humanity as equals. It is alien to Muslim preachers today to preach love to all of humanity and wishing non-Muslims the same human rights as Muslims. I have never heard that from a Muslim preacher. Only after 9/11 and in the West today, do we see some Muslim preachers trying to preach some Western values and engage in interfaith dialogue, in order to rehabilitate the image of Islam in the West and attract more converts.

I often get mail from secular Muslims who ask me: I can understand that you chose to leave Islam, but how can you support the Jews? I get mail like this because, in the Muslim mindset, loving, accepting and feeling good about Jews or Christians and thinking of them as equals, is unthinkable and an act of treason to Islam itself and even worse. It is as though the whole religion of Islam is dedicated to hating and killing Jews.

After centuries of this kind of education, the Muslim world produced a dysfunctional society, unable to relate to the rest of the world. While wanting to convince the world they are a religion of peace, do not be afraid of Islam, they are still hell-bent on conquering the world for Islam. That is Islam’s dilemma today.

What I, and a few others, are trying to do is to bring the truth to both Muslims and non-Muslims to finally face this sick game. We want to encourage Arabs to look at Jews and others as human beings and not as enemies to conquer. What kind of God will tell his followers to kill more than half of humanity if they don’t submit to Islam? The Muslim world today is a disaster waiting to happen. Ahmadinejad, who is not an Arab, wants to continue the Islamic jihad against Jews by destroying Israel. I have news to especially the Left in Europe and America: Islamic jihad will not end with Israel; you will be next.

To my email writer: in your letter to me, I have noticed that your outlook on life is pessimistic describing it as short and meaningless pride. Your views are prevalent in Muslim culture and I have heard it thousands of times when I lived in the Middle East. I remember even when we laughed and giggled as young girls, we were immediately silenced as being improper and that Allah somehow does not like us to laughing for no reason or in public. Even a heartfelt laugh to a Muslim was not going to get you friends, but critics. Your message to me and to Muslims is that life on earth will not get us happiness and the only escape from such misery is the everlasting happiness in the pleasures of Allah’s paradise after dying in jihad. But why take the Jews with us? They want to live and enjoy life and to make the earth, right here, a better place.

Our rejection of life is not a coincidence: since jihad does not value life, then it must value death. The first casualty of the jihad principle is peace and that is why I never learned peace as a value in Gaza. I have never heard a peaceful song in Arabic. To think of peace with the Jews is equal to treason to Islam. Rejection of peace has detrimental consequences to the healthy functioning of the Arab personality, family, society and the whole region. It is not a coincidence that Saudis reject under the law any celebration of Valentine’s Day, teaching peace and compassion to their children towards the others. Just look at our Islamic law books and see the most cruel and unusual punishments ever created in any culture on earth. Only a culture that demands war and terror can promote such cruelty.

As to your question about hating my father, again I want to assure you that I adore and respect my father more than all of the people of Gaza. Actually I love him and wish him heaven not because he killed Jews, but because he was a good human being who was respected by many including the Israeli soldiers who killed him. He was known even to Israel as a cut above his peers and had integrity and honor. My father was the victim of the blood-thirsty culture of death all around him. He is one of the many thousands and even millions of victims of the jihad ideology, practiced over the last 1400 years.

Dear Gaza resident, yes, I cannot blame the Jewish people, or the government of Israel, for what you call the ‘misery’ of the Palestinians. I can only blame Arab and Islamic culture which used and abused you and which you allowed. I believe that this is an Arab self-inflicted crisis that has nothing to do with Israel.

Arab education has never told us the truth about the Israeli people and the story from their side and what Jerusalem means to them. We were told that Jerusalem was a Muslim city simply because Mohammed dreamt one night that he went to the farthest mosque but he never mentioned Jerusalem. The Koran never mentioned Jerusalem, which is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible as the heart and soul of the Jewish people. We as Muslims never respected other religions holy cites and always claimed them to Islam; even Spain and India are being claimed as Muslim land. It was the tradition of Muslim conquerors to convert churches and temples to mosques and that is exactly what happened to the Jewish Temple Mount when 100 years after the prophet Mohammed died, Muslim conquerors built the mosque right on top of it. Just imagine if Jews or Christians had built a temple on top of the Kaaba in Mecca. This is how Islam has treated the Jews. It is time for Muslims to seek redemption and forgiveness and to extend the hand of reconciliation and peace to the Jewish people.

Nonie Darwish

This letter originally appeared on Frontpagemag.com

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Obama-Detached or Incompetent?

Much has been made of President Obama’s cool detachment during the Gulf oil spill disaster. I would say to you this is not about detachment or personality, but about his sheer incompetence—unmasked. One of the few solid facts we have known about Obama since the beginning is that he has no managerial experience, unless you count his brief, unsuccessful stint as a community organizer. He has counted on underlings and protectors to run things for him while he ponders.

The Gulf oil spill disaster has finally managed to pull the curtain away from Obama to expose his lack of leadership and his true managerial incompetence.

Many have tried to blame Obama for not being able “to plug the hole”. I do not blame him for that; that is in the hands of scientists and engineers, who, admittedly, have never dealt with such a crisis at depths of over a mile. They are striking out into unknown territory. I do, however, blame him for the handling of the effects of the oil spill; this is where his constitutional responsibility lies—and his incompetence is now showing like spinach on dentures.

As a retired police sergeant, I spent many years studying and reading body language in an attempt to handle crisis situations and keep everyone (including me) safe. Obama’s “detachment,” to me, reads clearly as “vapor lock.” This is a condition that afflicts new cops and dispatchers who are subjected to stressors they’ve never dealt with before.

Along these lines, first comes the “deer in the headlights” look; then a bumbling, ineffective attempt at action, any action, just to look as if you’re doing something in an attempt to control the situation. Importantly, in new but otherwise competent employees, the vapor lock lifts after a short period of time. They ultimately become effective, functioning employees. With those who are just incompetent, they continue in vapor lock mode, making useless and ineffective actions that do nothing but make the emergency worse.

Obama has been vapor locked since Day One of this crisis. He does not know the basic rule of supervision. As Reagan put it, “trust, but verify”. Obama “trusted” BP and went off on a three day vacation? He did not question. He did not investigate. He did not take charge. He did not supervise. When the spill turned out to be larger and worse than expected, he still did not act. Why? He had no idea what to do.

Our president did not even know how to direct his subordinates. Worse, his subordinates proved equally inexperienced and unskilled in supervision and management. They failed to take up the slack for him. A Nobel prize winning Secretary of Energy sounds great, but if he is incapable of action, he’s useless. All of Obama’s underlings, with the exception of his military leaders (who are not academics only), are just as managerially incompetent as he is.

Why are we so surprised at this utter, total debacle?

For one, we’ve been brain-conditioned to expect “smart” academics. What most don’t understand is that while Academics may be smart, this does not mean they are good making decisions, or at directing effective action to correct catastrophes.
If you’ve ever spent time in the academic field (and I have in earning my MA) you know that academics spend an awful lot of time listening to themselves yammer…and not much else. This explains Obama’s tendency to hold meeting after useless meeting and appoint commissions and showy studies, rather than just doing something.

He and his underlings are absolutely incompetent at figuring out a real life crisis in real time. This includes quick decision making on the street, in the field, and a smattering of common sense. The ability to plan logistics, move mountains, and direct emergency operations does NOT consist of scholastic debate. Direct, effective, immediate action is not possible in the academic world because they are too busy listening to themselves use large words, and pontificating to one another.

I am a moderate, and consider myself fair and experienced in executive-level management. If we look at Obama’s record in decision making, it must be said “he” has made well-planned and effective military ones. You may ask how. Well—because, in the military, Obama has been blessed with competent advisers and natural leaders. They are not political appointees nor academics only; they are men and women who are used to leading and doing—usually trained for it from their teen years.

He also had a successful presidential campaign; again, because his subordinates were seasoned professional leaders.

Obama’s problems are not his personality type. They are his total, utter, incompetence—an innate inability to perform his constitutionally mandated duty as President of these United States.

President Barack Obama is not a manager. He is not a leader. He is not capable of organizing plans to achieve physical solutions to real-world problems. He is a mere elected politician. He is totally incompetent without a teleprompter and someone steering him along a planned, political campaign trail. His path does not lead to saving his own constituents.

Lord help us all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Obama the Opaque

Friday, September 4, 2009—msnbc.com: "We will achieve our goal of making this administration the most open and transparent administration in history, President Barack Obama said on Friday.”

President Obama campaigned on, and insists he still practices, transparency in the White House. His veracity leaves something to be desired. The president far surpasses George W. Bush in secrecy, especially in hiring personnel whom we know absolutely nothing about and about whom he reveals nothing. Kinda sounds like his own personal background; we know very little of Obama’s background, except what he’s written about himself. And he has proven hardly trustworthy time and again.

So, why all this Obama hypocrisy? Opacity works in Obama’s favor when he’s filling offices willy-nilly with candidates who have radical, controversial, or nonexistent backgrounds. The President has a lot to hide. But the curtain that cloaks this crass street-magician from the noble spotlight of truth is gradually being drawn back…and once fully exposed to view, Obama will have no place to hide.

Supreme Court nominee Kagan is a typical Obama nominee, or as I call them, a Stealth Nominee. We know nothing about her because she has done nothing relevant or notable in the grand and sacred field for which she’s been nominated. She’s never been a judge and, for a person who has spent a life in academia, published very little. Her thesis briefly appeared on the Internet…and then was yanked by unnamed people, ostensibly for copyright purposes by “Princeton University.” (Email me at notwithoutrepresentation1@gmail.com, and I’ll send you the PDF).

Bizarrely, in this upside down universe of ZO (“Oz” backwards), reporters are not allowed to even interview Kagan. Does this scare you as much as it does me? Oh, sure—I know the “transparent” White House provided their own sanitized and scripted “interview” of Kagan; this scares me even more. Even Kagan’s relatives have been forbidden to give interviews. Her brother Irving—a noted communist inclined radical—teaches constitutional law at Hunter College. He was scheduled for an interview with the openly leftist New York Times, but it was cancelled without explanation.

Gee, I wonder why, if he and she are such wonderful, upstanding citizens with absolutely nothing to hide? What is the “White House” (Obama) afraid of? Matters of “transparency,” are not helped. In the absence of information, people will supply their own. Why, they might even dispute the Obama birth certificate; or his multiple social security numbers; or his false resume; or his missing school records, missing employment records, unrevealed medical records, his activities at Haahvhad, and…well…like all that there.

Moreover, Obama and his quislings in the media beat us over the head constantly about how incredibly intelligent he is. About what a brilliant speaker, and stunningly perceptive scholar this godlike One is. And he’s so cool and unflappable. Well, guess what? Time, in its role of ultimate revealer, is showing the world that he is just not any of those things.

His academic record is neither transparent nor opaque. It is non-existent. We have no idea how smart Obama is or what his record of academic achievement, because he refuses to release it. Funny how the “dumb” George W. released his, and showed his IQ and grades were HIGHER than the “intellectual” John Kerry.

Since we don’t have the information, we tend to fill it in ourselves. So—is it possible Obama didn’t get good grades…that perhaps he was not only not brilliant, but mediocre? How about a psychological profile?

Obama’s “eloquent” speaking initially garnered accolades, until it was learned that he was cribbing parts of his speeches from his friend, the Governor of Massachusetts. Also that he seemed addicted to using a teleprompter—even to school children. He was not transparent in revealing this.

And then we began to hear him speak without the aid of his many teleprompters. He turned out to be bumbling, stuttering, mumbling, off-message dolt.

He could barely get out a coherent sentence, let alone a succinct one. No wonder he needed a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom. The myth of “Obama the Orator” died an agonizing death—yet is alive and well in the Obama Creation Myth.

The Leader’s next to last press conference was his infamous “the police acted stupidly” one. Our Harvard law graduate’s propensity for not caring about facts prior to making ridiculous statements first erupted at this particular abortion. It was compounded by his recent actions in regards to the Arizona immigration law: he is either studiously ignoring the facts of the Arizona law or has led his staff in the non-reading of the law.

Obama has enough cunning to know he must keep his true level of gilded incompetence from scrutiny. He relies on miracle-working disciples to make him look good, and keep his true face hidden—his real personality, the actual entity that is Obama.

By obfuscating and blaming imaginary “right wing racist extremists,” he does two things: 1.) he frightens the crap out of anyone who MIGHT want to say something negative about him; 2.) he helps his media acolytes keep their illusion alive.

So, we are stuck with Barack “Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain” Obama until 2012. The humor in the scene is: he doesn’t know we can already see him. And he apparently is amazingly, blithely ignorant of that fact. His transparency is completely opaque.