Friday, December 6, 2013

Recall the President? This time it's not just some zany idea from one of those Tea Party conservatives in the House; it's coming from a huge constituency that was responsible for his election. 
 
Barack Obama was swept into office in 2008 and again in 2012 in large part because of overwhelming support from "millennials." He carried the youth vote with overwhelming margins of 66 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2012. However, results of a new public opinion survey conducted by Harvard University's Institute of Politics suggest that the marriage the White House thought would last forever may be on the rocks.
 
This headline from the National Journal says volumes:

"A majority of America's youngest adults would vote to recall the president."
 
And, it goes on to explain:

When asked if they would want to recall various elected officials, 45 percent of millennials said they would oust their member of Congress; 52 percent replied "all members of Congress" should go; and 47 percent said they would recall Obama. The recall-Obama figure was even higher among the youngest millennials, ages 18 to 24, at 52 percent.
 
While there is no provision for a public recall of U.S. presidents, the poll question revealed just how far Obama has fallen in the eyes of young Americans.
 
IOP (Harvard University's Institute of Politics) director Trey Grayson called the results a "sea change" attributable to the generation's outsized and unmet expectations for Obama, as well as their concerns about the economy, Obamacare and government surveillance.
 
Unsurprisingly, the President's signature legislation gets a similar thumbs-down rating from young adults – the ones that were supposed to be duped into paying a whole lot more for health insurance just because "He" said it was for the "greater good."

Again, from the National Journal report of the Harvard IOP findings:

According to the poll, 57 percent of millennials disapprove of Obamacare, with 40 percent saying it will worsen their quality of care and a majority believing it will drive up costs. Only 18 percent say Obamacare will improve their care. Among 18-to-29-year-olds currently without health insurance, less than one-third say they're likely to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges. 
 
If that holds true, the financial house of cards that ObamaCare was built on will collapse. Not only will young Americans be disgusted and disillusioned, but every taxpayer is going to get stuck with the bill, which means even more angry voters.

Somebody is going to have to fix this mess, and that’s what November 2014 and 2016 will be for. Stay tuned.
A Doctor Finally Sues on Obamacare
While Washington engaged in faux drama of shutdown-and-defund in October, one Boca Raton doctor did more than any D.C. politician to challenge Obama’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.

Dr. Larry Kawa, an orthodontist who lives in South Florida, filed suit “against the U.S. Department of Treasury, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, the Internal Revenue Service and IRS Acting Director Daniel Werfel challenging the Obama administration’s decision to delay the enactment of the so-called ‘employer mandate’ provision of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said Judicial Watch in a press release.

Judicial Watch, a legal watchdog that investigates charges of public corruption, is litigating on behalf of Kawa.

“In the ACA,” says Kawa, “it says in no uncertain terms the effective date of the employers mandate shall be January 1st 2014 and somehow the president, on the first day of an eight day long trip to Africa, decides that he is going to…waive the employer mandate apart from the will of Congress, which of course he has no legal authority to do.”

One of the difficulties thus far in suing the administration over Obamacare has been the lack of judicial “standing.” “Standing” is when a party can prove that it has been affected by legislation in a way that translates into economic damages. But the “standing” issue however seems to have been addressed now: The good doctor isn’t just a healthcare provider. He’s also a businessman who has spent considerable money preparing to implement the “employer mandate” in his own business, for his own employees.

And it’s as a businessman that he seeking injunctive relief from the courts, asking them to force the implementation of all provisions of Obamacare, just as Congress directed under the Act.

According to Judicial Watch, Kawa says that he “expended substantial time and resources, including money spent on legal fees and other costs, in preparation for the ‘employer mandate’ taking effect on January 1, 2014.”

“The president wants to avoid the consequences of his own law, but there are ways to do that legally,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said.

“We don’t believe there is any discretion for the president to [delay the implementation of the employer mandate] and we’re asking for the courts to intervene and uphold the rule of law,” continued Fitton. “And to paraphrase Ulysses S. Grant, the best way to ensure the repeal of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.”

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the one-year delay in implementing the employer mandate will cost the federal government $12 billion in federal revenues and other additional expenses. Even the rosiest scenarios from the administration estimated that Obamacare would only save about $100 billion dollars to the federal budget over ten years. The effect therefore of the one-year delay is to scrap more than one years of savings.

To put these figures in perspective, it currently costs about $10 billion per day to keep the federal government open and operating. During the 16-day shutdown of the federal government only 17% of the government was affected, at my estimate of $9.4 billion savings to U.S. taxpayers for the entire shutdown. Of course, much of that savings was remediated when Congress paid federal workers for the 16-day vacation.

By liberal math, however, $12 billion in lost tax revenues to the federal government by delaying the employer mandate is no big deal, while $ 9.4 billion in savings to taxpayers—less if you add in remediated wages—is a crime of the worst order, costing the economy “billions” in economic growth.

Most of the research regarding the delay in Obamacare, however, only speaks to costs in government revenue. And many analysts ignore entirely—or trivialize—the cost to business of the delay in the mandate.

“It’s been uttered by every opponent of health care reform: Obamacare will kill small businesses,” CNN/Money’s Jose Pagliery wrote before the decision to delay the company mandate. “But the new law’s rules don’t apply to the vast majority of small businesses. The employer mandate, which forces firms to start providing insurance in 2014, pertains only to companies with at least 50 full-time workers. That’s a tiny fraction of small businesses.”

Maybe, but a billion here, and billion there and we begin to start talking about real money.

According to Pagliery, there are 5.7 million small business employers of which about 3% or 171,000 have 50 employees or fewer. Kawa claims that his costs for gearing up for the employer mandate in 2014 were $5,000. Assuming that similar companies have similar costs, it amounts to $855 million dollars in lost expenses in 2014, most of which Kawa contends he’ll have to re-expense for the 2015 Big Company mandate re-rollout.

That comes out to about 17,000 mean paying jobs for firms who struggle to be able to afford to make new hires. And where do liberals think big companies come from?

The big company fairy?

Big and medium sized companies start from smaller companies who scrap and struggle. The idea is to make it easier, not harder, for them to hire and grow.

Of course, the Obama administration treats jobs like they are so many brain cells at a rock concert, to be disposed of, because, hey, there’s more where they came from.

But there aren’t really. There are barely enough jobs to keep up with population growth.

If we don’t treat small business better, jobs creation will continue to struggle.

“About a year and half ago I decided I had had enough and became a strong conservative. Before that I was more of a watcher than a doer,” says Kawa explaining his decision to sue the government. “The activist is not the one who says the river is dirty, he’s the one who cleans up the river. And I realized it was time for me to clean up the river.”

Confiscate: New York City Coming For Guns That Hold More Than 5 Rounds

by   / Personal Liberty Digest


Confiscate: New York City Coming For Guns That Hold More Than 5 Rounds
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New York City is sending notices to gun-owning residents — who already must register their weapons and obtain city-specific ownership permits — telling them they must turn in, dispose of or modify any rifles or shotguns equipped to fire more than five rounds of ammunition.

The NYPD is stepping up enforcement of a local gun law that’s been in place for three years, sending out letters to lawful gun owners giving them one of the three options.

This is one of those stories that best unfolds by letting the subject do the talking. Here’s what the letter actually says, with a hat tip to The Truth About Guns blog for posting its contents (the boldface from the original letter is preserved):
It appears that you are in possession of a Rifle and/or Shotgun (listed below) that has an ammunition feeding device capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition.
Rifles and Shotguns capable of holding more than five (5) rounds of ammunition are unlawful to possess in New York City, as per NYC Administrative Code 10-306 (b).
You have the following options:
1.  Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.
2.  Permanently remove your Rifle and/or Shotgun from New York City and provide the following:
  • Disposition Report/Registration Certificate (PD Form 641-121)
  • Notarized statement of permanent removal and statement of where the firearm will be stored outside the City of New York
  • Utility bill or other proof of residency regarding the address where the firearm will be stored outside the City of New York
3.  You may call to discuss the matter if you believe your firearm is in compliance, or you may request the option to bring your firearm to a licensed gunsmith for a permanent modification and certification proving that it is permanently modified and is in compliance. If you are granted the option of seeking a permanent modification, you must provide proof that the firearm is in the possession of a licensed gunsmith in a timely manner.
The letter goes on to list whichever offending firearms the resident may be guilty of owning.

The administrative code and ordinances governing New York City gun ownership is more restrictive than even that of New York State, which adopted the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act while the shock of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting was still fresh. The city’s confiscation letter pertains not to the SAFE Act, but to city code.

But the NYPD’s approach could have what New York State Assemblyman James Tedisco described to FOX News as an emboldening effect on local police forces statewide to step up hands-on enforcement of the SAFE Act.
 
“These letters appear to be another example of the Nanny State,” Tedisco said. “Hypothetically, it can start with a letter, and then that can lead to someone knocking on your door saying, ‘I want to see your gun.’”


Get Ready for More Obamacare Propaganda
Get Ready for More Obamacare Propaganda
Well, isn’t that special? Now that the Obamacare website has been “fixed” (more on that travesty in a moment), the Administration of President Barack Obama has announced it will ramp up efforts to build support for its takeover of the American healthcare system. I can hardly wait.

The New York Times reported the Administration is preparing “a daily barrage of more positive messages about the health care law during the next several weeks — some to be delivered by Mr. Obama personally.” And it quoted one anonymous official as promising: “Every day, there will be something coming out of the White House.”

The new propaganda effort kicked off two days ago, with a speech by the President to a White House Youth Summit meeting. Interestingly enough, that was the same day a new poll was released, showing that the President and his signature healthcare measure have become strikingly unpopular with a group that used to be his most fervid supporters: the so-called millennials.

A new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics confirms just how much support Obama and his signature healthcare legislation have lost among young people between the ages of 18 and 29.
The millennials supported Obama in his two Presidential elections by a huge margin. The poll asked, “If you could re-cast your 2012 vote for President today, for whom would you vote?” Seventeen percent of the young Obama voters would not support him.

Boy, how they’ve changed today. To paraphrase an old adage, you can fool some young people all of the time, and all young people some of the time. But you can’t fool all of the young people all of the time.

According to the IOP poll, Obama’s overall job approval rating has plunged 11 percentage points since April and now sits at just 41 percent. A majority of 54 percent now disapprove of his performance. On many specific issues, Obama’s approval is even lower. For example, only 28 percent approve of his handling of the Federal budget deficit. (Frankly, I’m surprised that even one out of four young people think he’s doing a good job here. How bad would it have to get before they said “enough”?)

It should come as no surprise that the issue that has hurt the President the most among young people is Obamacare. It seems that a majority of them have finally figured out that they will be the financial victims in this scheme.

Only 38 percent of the young people surveyed said they approved of the program. A plurality told the pollsters that they expected Obamacare to reduce the quality of their healthcare, while an outright majority said that they expected it to lead to higher costs for them. They got that right!

Here’s a statistic that should scare the bejabbers out of the defenders of Obamacare. Just 22 percent of the young people surveyed said they expected to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare.

More than twice as many said they were unlikely to do so. If these numbers are confirmed by actual results in the coming year, it will be a huge problem for the redistributionist scheme known as the Affordable Care Act.

One of the key assumptions behind the plan was that a large number of healthy young Americans would pay more in premiums than they cost the system. If this doesn’t happen, there goes Obama’s promise that Obamacare “won’t add a dime” to the Federal deficit. No, it won’t be a dime; it will be tens of billions of dollars.

The millennials surveyed are so disgusted with politics today that a majority of them, some 52 percent, said that they would recall every member of Congress if it were possible to do so.

But it isn’t just the members of the House and Senate who would feel their wrath. Almost as many would like to remove Obama from the White House. Some 47 percent said they would like to recall him, while 46 percent said they would not. Since the margin of error in the poll was 2.1 percent, you can call this one a toss-up.

Those are some pretty grim numbers for Obama supporters. But according to former President Bill Clinton, in a few more months it will all be different. “I believe that if the computer problems are all fixed, and it’s up and running by — and healthy in the next several weeks,” he told Fusion’s Jorje Ramos. “I think that the damage will be minimal.”

Clinton has certainly benefited more than most people from the public’s short memory of misdeeds. So it comes as no surprise that he hopes “within four or five months people will be talking about something entirely differently.”

Of course all of that optimistic outpouring is predicted on one dangerous assumption: that the problems with the Obamacare website are all fixed. That is hardly the case. The best its defenders can say is that it’s “less prone to errors” than it was. But the system still crashed when CNN tried to use it during a live news broadcast.

Head honcho Kathleen Sebelius offered this helpful piece of advice to potential enrollees: Go the site during “off-peak hours.” Yeah, that’s the ticket. Set your alarm clock for 3 o’clock in the morning, and maybe — just maybe — you’ll be able to get through.

But even then, the process won’t be complete. The New York Times offered up a particularly misleading piece of reporting last Sunday, when it wrote that the back-end systems “that are supposed to deliver consumer information to insurers still have not been fixed.”

Of course they haven’t been fixed; they haven’t been built yet! Remember, it was just more than two weeks ago (on Nov. 19, to be exact) when Henry Chao, the Administration official in charge of overseeing the Healthcare.gov website, told a Congressional committee that “the accounting systems, the payment systems, they still need to be” created.

How can you “fix” something that doesn’t even exist?

Meanwhile, the Administration is gloating that about 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the online Federal exchange in November. To be sure, that’s a substantial increase from the 27,000 people who, in October, managed to navigate the website and actually select an insurance plan.

But even the number of enrollees is another example of how the Obama Administration plays fast and loose with the truth. They count as “enrolled” anyone who has put a healthcare plan in an online shopping cart.

But to be fully enrolled, a consumer not only has to select a plan, he must also receive confirmation from an insurance company that they’ve been accepted. And then he must make his first premium payment. No one will say how many people have completed the whole process.

Originally, the Administration said it hoped to have 800,000 people fully enrolled in Obamacare by the end of November. That’s just a fraction of the millions of Americans who’ve been notified that their existing health insurance will be canceled at the end of the year. Even so, they are not one-fifth of the way to enrolling 800,000 people.

Yes, the Obamacare story has been one of billions, blunders and baloney. Expect to see a lot more of all three in the coming weeks and months.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.




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The Obamacare lies have been all over the news lately. Particularly the one about “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” that millions of American have learned was a falsehood through cancellation notices.
Today, the White House changed yet another story in a move Fox News described as “at best a misrepresentation” and “at worst a big lie.”
It surfaced when Obama’s illegal-alien uncle, who came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, appeared in court this week. A judge eventually granted Omar Onyango Obama permission to stay in the U.S. because he had been in the country so long.
The uncle testified during the hearing that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was in the U.S. illegally and fighting deportation.
He’s the second sibling of the president’s father to face deportation to Kenya since he took office.
Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, won asylum in 2010 after a federal official disclosed days before Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008 that she was living illegally in Boston public housing.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango.
But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
In November 2011, a White House spokesman said he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
But the story changed Thursday.
A White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Boston Globe it had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office claims to have asked the president directly, which it said it had not done in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House said Obama’s immigration case was handled “without any interference from the president or the White House.”
Commented Peter Kirsanow at at the National Review blog “The Corner”: “The White House never attempted to correct the record until now, claiming that in 2011 the press office hadn’t actually asked the president himself whether he’d lived with Uncle Onyango.”
Kirsanow quipped: “Before “‘misspeaking’ (to use the New York Times stylebook) about the president’s relationships, it might be a lot easier if the White House Press Office simply confirmed them with his composite girlfriends.”
The media found various ways to describe the falsehood in headlines.
“WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle,” said The Hill.
“After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle,” said the Washington Post.
“President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle,” said a Boston report.
“White House makes big admission about Obama’s uncle,” said The Blaze.
“White House changes story on Obama’s uncle,” said USA Today.
And the Globe said, “In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle.”
Regarding Obamacare, besides the Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their coverage and their doctors, WND reported a Gallup poll showed the entire premise for Obamacare was false, documenting that most Americans were happy with their health-care and their insurance and didn’t believe the system was broken and unfixable
would be that the health-care system in the U.S. was disintegrating and needed to be rebuilt by Obama.
on Gallup Politics that showed Americans “remain generally positive about the quality of health care they personally receive, their health-care coverage and what they pay for health care.”
That means, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained, that the stated reason for Obamacare – the claim that the whole health-care system is broken and unfixable – was wrong.
“Everybody’s been sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Most people are and have been very happy with the current health-care system.”
Limbaugh said there was “not a massive national problem with health care in America.”
“Seventy percent of the American people were happy with the American health-care system,” he noted.
He said the false information was spread – and repeated – because the administration “wanted to control it, take it over and reform it.”
If such circumstances had developed among private enterprise, he said, it would constitute “fraud.”
WND previously reported on  Obama’s uncle, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., after allegedly driving under the influence and nearly slamming his SUV into a police car.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, Onyango Obama failed a sobriety test after the crash, registering a blood-alcohol level of .14, while the state limit it .08
Onyango had “red and glassy eyes,” was wobbly legged and was “slurring” his speech, according to police reports.
He was ordered held without bail on a federal immigration warrant after his arraignment.
The arrest revealed Onyango’s outstanding deportation orders and his relationship to the president.
Shortly after his arrest, he told an officer, “I think I will call the White House.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/white-house-caught-in-lie-about-obamas-past/#JeYiiVgplxsMjQiU.99



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The Obamacare lies have been all over the news lately. Particularly the one about “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” that millions of American have learned was a falsehood through cancellation notices.
Today, the White House changed yet another story in a move Fox News described as “at best a misrepresentation” and “at worst a big lie.”
It surfaced when Obama’s illegal-alien uncle, who came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, appeared in court this week. A judge eventually granted Omar Onyango Obama permission to stay in the U.S. because he had been in the country so long.
The uncle testified during the hearing that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was in the U.S. illegally and fighting deportation.
He’s the second sibling of the president’s father to face deportation to Kenya since he took office.
Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, won asylum in 2010 after a federal official disclosed days before Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008 that she was living illegally in Boston public housing.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango.
But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
In November 2011, a White House spokesman said he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
But the story changed Thursday.
A White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Boston Globe it had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office claims to have asked the president directly, which it said it had not done in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House said Obama’s immigration case was handled “without any interference from the president or the White House.”
Commented Peter Kirsanow at at the National Review blog “The Corner”: “The White House never attempted to correct the record until now, claiming that in 2011 the press office hadn’t actually asked the president himself whether he’d lived with Uncle Onyango.”
Kirsanow quipped: “Before “‘misspeaking’ (to use the New York Times stylebook) about the president’s relationships, it might be a lot easier if the White House Press Office simply confirmed them with his composite girlfriends.”
The media found various ways to describe the falsehood in headlines.
“WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle,” said The Hill.
“After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle,” said the Washington Post.
“President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle,” said a Boston report.
“White House makes big admission about Obama’s uncle,” said The Blaze.
“White House changes story on Obama’s uncle,” said USA Today.
And the Globe said, “In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle.”
Regarding Obamacare, besides the Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their coverage and their doctors, WND reported a Gallup poll showed the entire premise for Obamacare was false, documenting that most Americans were happy with their health-care and their insurance and didn’t believe the system was broken and unfixable
would be that the health-care system in the U.S. was disintegrating and needed to be rebuilt by Obama.
on Gallup Politics that showed Americans “remain generally positive about the quality of health care they personally receive, their health-care coverage and what they pay for health care.”
That means, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained, that the stated reason for Obamacare – the claim that the whole health-care system is broken and unfixable – was wrong.
“Everybody’s been sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Most people are and have been very happy with the current health-care system.”
Limbaugh said there was “not a massive national problem with health care in America.”
“Seventy percent of the American people were happy with the American health-care system,” he noted.
He said the false information was spread – and repeated – because the administration “wanted to control it, take it over and reform it.”
If such circumstances had developed among private enterprise, he said, it would constitute “fraud.”
WND previously reported on  Obama’s uncle, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., after allegedly driving under the influence and nearly slamming his SUV into a police car.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, Onyango Obama failed a sobriety test after the crash, registering a blood-alcohol level of .14, while the state limit it .08
Onyango had “red and glassy eyes,” was wobbly legged and was “slurring” his speech, according to police reports.
He was ordered held without bail on a federal immigration warrant after his arraignment.
The arrest revealed Onyango’s outstanding deportation orders and his relationship to the president.
Shortly after his arrest, he told an officer, “I think I will call the White House.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/white-house-caught-in-lie-about-obamas-past/#JeYiiVgplxsMjQiU.99



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The Obamacare lies have been all over the news lately. Particularly the one about “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” that millions of American have learned was a falsehood through cancellation notices.
Today, the White House changed yet another story in a move Fox News described as “at best a misrepresentation” and “at worst a big lie.”
It surfaced when Obama’s illegal-alien uncle, who came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, appeared in court this week. A judge eventually granted Omar Onyango Obama permission to stay in the U.S. because he had been in the country so long.
The uncle testified during the hearing that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was in the U.S. illegally and fighting deportation.
He’s the second sibling of the president’s father to face deportation to Kenya since he took office.
Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, won asylum in 2010 after a federal official disclosed days before Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008 that she was living illegally in Boston public housing.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango.
But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
In November 2011, a White House spokesman said he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
But the story changed Thursday.
A White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Boston Globe it had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office claims to have asked the president directly, which it said it had not done in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House said Obama’s immigration case was handled “without any interference from the president or the White House.”
Commented Peter Kirsanow at at the National Review blog “The Corner”: “The White House never attempted to correct the record until now, claiming that in 2011 the press office hadn’t actually asked the president himself whether he’d lived with Uncle Onyango.”
Kirsanow quipped: “Before “‘misspeaking’ (to use the New York Times stylebook) about the president’s relationships, it might be a lot easier if the White House Press Office simply confirmed them with his composite girlfriends.”
The media found various ways to describe the falsehood in headlines.
“WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle,” said The Hill.
“After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle,” said the Washington Post.
“President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle,” said a Boston report.
“White House makes big admission about Obama’s uncle,” said The Blaze.
“White House changes story on Obama’s uncle,” said USA Today.
And the Globe said, “In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle.”
Regarding Obamacare, besides the Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their coverage and their doctors, WND reported a Gallup poll showed the entire premise for Obamacare was false, documenting that most Americans were happy with their health-care and their insurance and didn’t believe the system was broken and unfixable
would be that the health-care system in the U.S. was disintegrating and needed to be rebuilt by Obama.
on Gallup Politics that showed Americans “remain generally positive about the quality of health care they personally receive, their health-care coverage and what they pay for health care.”
That means, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained, that the stated reason for Obamacare – the claim that the whole health-care system is broken and unfixable – was wrong.
“Everybody’s been sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Most people are and have been very happy with the current health-care system.”
Limbaugh said there was “not a massive national problem with health care in America.”
“Seventy percent of the American people were happy with the American health-care system,” he noted.
He said the false information was spread – and repeated – because the administration “wanted to control it, take it over and reform it.”
If such circumstances had developed among private enterprise, he said, it would constitute “fraud.”
WND previously reported on  Obama’s uncle, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., after allegedly driving under the influence and nearly slamming his SUV into a police car.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, Onyango Obama failed a sobriety test after the crash, registering a blood-alcohol level of .14, while the state limit it .08
Onyango had “red and glassy eyes,” was wobbly legged and was “slurring” his speech, according to police reports.
He was ordered held without bail on a federal immigration warrant after his arraignment.
The arrest revealed Onyango’s outstanding deportation orders and his relationship to the president.
Shortly after his arrest, he told an officer, “I think I will call the White House.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/white-house-caught-in-lie-about-obamas-past/#JeYiiVgplxsMjQiU.99



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The Obamacare lies have been all over the news lately. Particularly the one about “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” that millions of American have learned was a falsehood through cancellation notices.
Today, the White House changed yet another story in a move Fox News described as “at best a misrepresentation” and “at worst a big lie.”
It surfaced when Obama’s illegal-alien uncle, who came to the attention of authorities when he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk, appeared in court this week. A judge eventually granted Omar Onyango Obama permission to stay in the U.S. because he had been in the country so long.
The uncle testified during the hearing that his famous nephew had stayed at his Cambridge apartment for about three weeks. At the time, Onyango Obama was in the U.S. illegally and fighting deportation.
He’s the second sibling of the president’s father to face deportation to Kenya since he took office.
Zeituni Onyango, the president’s aunt, won asylum in 2010 after a federal official disclosed days before Barack Obama’s historic election in 2008 that she was living illegally in Boston public housing.
President Obama had written in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” that he had met Zeituni Onyango.
But his relationship with his uncle, nicknamed Omar, was less clear.
In November 2011, a White House spokesman said he had no record of the two ever meeting. The Washington Post had also reported that scholars believed the two had never met.
But the story changed Thursday.
A White House official said the press office had not fully researched the relationship between the president and his uncle before telling the Boston Globe it had no record of the two meeting. This time, the press office claims to have asked the president directly, which it said it had not done in 2011.
“The president first met Omar Obama when he moved to Cambridge for law school,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. “The president did stay with him for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. After that, they saw each other once every few months, but after law school they fell out of touch. The president has not seen him in 20 years, has not spoken with him in 10.”
The White House said Obama’s immigration case was handled “without any interference from the president or the White House.”
Commented Peter Kirsanow at at the National Review blog “The Corner”: “The White House never attempted to correct the record until now, claiming that in 2011 the press office hadn’t actually asked the president himself whether he’d lived with Uncle Onyango.”
Kirsanow quipped: “Before “‘misspeaking’ (to use the New York Times stylebook) about the president’s relationships, it might be a lot easier if the White House Press Office simply confirmed them with his composite girlfriends.”
The media found various ways to describe the falsehood in headlines.
“WH admits Obama briefly stayed with uncle,” said The Hill.
“After denial, White House now says Obama lived with uncle,” said the Washington Post.
“President Obama acknowledges having lived with his uncle,” said a Boston report.
“White House makes big admission about Obama’s uncle,” said The Blaze.
“White House changes story on Obama’s uncle,” said USA Today.
And the Globe said, “In reversal, Obama says he lived with uncle.”
Regarding Obamacare, besides the Obama’s lie about Americans being able to keep their coverage and their doctors, WND reported a Gallup poll showed the entire premise for Obamacare was false, documenting that most Americans were happy with their health-care and their insurance and didn’t believe the system was broken and unfixable
would be that the health-care system in the U.S. was disintegrating and needed to be rebuilt by Obama.
on Gallup Politics that showed Americans “remain generally positive about the quality of health care they personally receive, their health-care coverage and what they pay for health care.”
That means, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained, that the stated reason for Obamacare – the claim that the whole health-care system is broken and unfixable – was wrong.
“Everybody’s been sold a bill of goods,” he said. “Most people are and have been very happy with the current health-care system.”
Limbaugh said there was “not a massive national problem with health care in America.”
“Seventy percent of the American people were happy with the American health-care system,” he noted.
He said the false information was spread – and repeated – because the administration “wanted to control it, take it over and reform it.”
If such circumstances had developed among private enterprise, he said, it would constitute “fraud.”
WND previously reported on  Obama’s uncle, who was arrested in Framingham, Mass., after allegedly driving under the influence and nearly slamming his SUV into a police car.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, Onyango Obama failed a sobriety test after the crash, registering a blood-alcohol level of .14, while the state limit it .08
Onyango had “red and glassy eyes,” was wobbly legged and was “slurring” his speech, according to police reports.
He was ordered held without bail on a federal immigration warrant after his arraignment.
The arrest revealed Onyango’s outstanding deportation orders and his relationship to the president.
Shortly after his arrest, he told an officer, “I think I will call the White House.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/white-house-caught-in-lie-about-obamas-past/#JeYiiVgplxsMjQiU.99
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Nelson Mandela, A Hero for Our Times


Not all world leaders are also heroes. Nelson Mandela, however, was both.

President Mandela left the world stage today, but he will remain a model for those who lead and seek to promote the ideals of human dignity, freedom and democratic values.

I never met Mandela, though I got close. Two years ago, I joined former President Clinton in his visit to see Mandela in South Africa as part of his Clinton Foundation mission to the continent. Even at that time Mandela was ailing.

But in my visit to South Africa, I saw his handiwork and how one man can make a difference for the betterment of his country and for mankind.

I recall visiting the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Much like our Holocaust Museum and Yad Vashem, it seeks to reveal the horrors of human barbarity, in this case, South Africa’s system of racial segregation.

Yet this museum did more than that, it told the story of apartheid through the life and eyes of Nelson Mandela.

During his almost three decades of incarceration, Mandela was derided by the ruling white Afrikaners as a Marxist revolutionary. The Cold War, for many in the West, seemed to excuse the inexcusable.

It was clear visiting the Apartheid Museum that if Mandela was a Marxist, it was only because he felt there was little alternative for him to fight for his people.

Our museum guide explained that Mandela himself had played an important role in shaping the museum, which helped me understand his thinking.

Exhibits detailed Mandela’s long admiration for Great Britain, its parliamentary system, and his hope that South Africa would emulate not only its institutions, but its sense of fair play and justice.

One exhibit that made an impression was a video of then President Mandela in his office, dressed in a business suit, greeting the 8-year-old son of a member of his cabinet.

Mandela talked to the boy in a fatherly way about his aspirations, encouraging the child to do well in school and do the best he could in life. It was just like an American dad encouraging his son to capture the American dream. These were not the words or thoughts of a Marxist revolutionary.

Indeed, Mandela, upon release from prison, rejected the Marxist model of Fidel Castro and the dictatorship that Robert Mugabe chose for a liberated Zimbabwe. Instead, he chose to have his nation walk the path of Martin Luther King Jr and Gandhi, embracing the ideals of non violence and forgiveness. Apartheid was an evil and brutal system, but Mandela believed that a focus on the past would not solve the problems of the present and future.

Later on the trip our delegation visited Robben Island, the penal colony near Cape Town. It was there that Mandela and his imprisoned ANC members suffered harshly. Our guide for the prison tour was a fellow ANC inmate who shared his experiences with Mandela.

What struck me was how happy our guide seemed. He, like Mandela, had discovered true freedom through their suffering.

The tiny cell in which Mandela spent most of his time, a room as large as a small bathroom or a walk-in closet, had a mat on the concrete floor for him to sleep on. The large window was barred. After a brief period in a common room for meals, a room that did not afford the prisoners chairs or tables, Mandela and his fellow inmates spent most of the day in a prison courtyard physically breaking rocks under the heat of the sun.

The obvious question I had was how he could survive this for 27 years? Mandela spent 18 years on Robben Island! How did he not avoid going stark raving mad?

He not only survived, but became an incredibly balanced man, one whose virtue and leadership propelled him to not only become the father of country, but an iconic leader for hundreds of millions around the world.

I do not have the full answers as to how Mandela overcame this oppression.

But I do believe that Mandela discovered a power deep within the human spirit, one that Solzhenitsyn wrote about from his own Gulag experiences, and detailed in his fictional "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," that no one person, no system of government can ever really steal one’s God given freedom.

And Mandela also understood that our freedom is inexplicably linked to others.

As Mandela wrote, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Amazing Deer

Stare at the antlers for awhile.  There is a message there…..  Blessings, ME

After a minute or two of staring through my scope, I dropped my rifle in the grass, 
fell to my knees, and prayed for this blessed creature.  
May he live forever....
 
 
Op-ed:
‘Moderate’ muslims…a non-existent politically correct fabrication
of the left
By: Diane Sori

The sharia…soft jihad against the West stealthily creeping its way into the fabric of our American society with its repressive laws and lack of freedoms. The sharia…the antithesis of everything our Constitution and Bill of Rights expounds. The sharia brings to the forefront the question...are there really any moderate muslims?

My answer to that question is a simple NO.

Islam…the supposed ‘religion of peace' is anything but for if one is a follower of islam one takes the words of the qur’an to heart as the words of god (little ‘g’ for allah is a false god and NOT the one true living God of we Christians and Jews), and lives those words as allah commands. And as allah commands means at least 109 verses that tell the followers of islam…the muslims…in NO uncertain terms to kill the infidels…meaning us…with few words...few verses that tolerate or accept non-believers.

The concepts of humiliation and denigration runs rampant within the qur’an’s verses leaving non-believers to either convert or die…it really does all boil down to that. So if one truly follows islam and the words of the qur’an one simply cannot be a ‘moderate’ muslim for moderate views do NOT call for the death of those who do NOT follow their ways.

The qur’an can be summed up in this one verse, Sura 9.5: “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.” 

In other words, convert or die…NOT moderation by any means.

And while some muslims in this country claim to be ‘secular’ or ‘moderate’ that concept is really non-existent for one cannot be secular and embrace Western culture and be a muslim embracing the qur’an's words to kill the infidels at the same time. Western culture separates organized religion from matters of state, while islam is all about control over every aspect of one’s life…from how one conducts oneself in terms of one’s religious life to how one is adjudicated punishment if one breaks the law. And here is where the sharia comes in as more and more supposed ‘moderate' muslim communities across the US are embracing said sharia as their governance of choice.

And how can ‘moderate’ muslims truly exist in any form when on 9/11 so-called ‘moderates’ were celebrating the deaths of 3000 Americans by dancing in the streets all across America. And those who did NOT outwardly celebrate remained silent in their condemnation of those that did. Silence can and does speak louder than words and in the so-called 'moderate's' silence then…and their continuing silence now…that silence speaks of condoning for if one does NOT vocally condemn one does indeed condone. And even today when an act of jihad does occur those supposed ‘moderate’ voices still remain silent. The silence of ‘moderate’ voices over Benghazi and the Boston Marathon Bombing are but two cases in point, as it sadly seems that the only thing keeping those who call themselves ‘moderates’ from outwardly supporting the jihadis is fear, and the fact that they are but a small minority of the American populace.

And that mindset must be changed above all else for silence against the jihadis will forever cast those who call themselves ‘moderates’ as outsiders…and rightly so.

The muslim countries, specifically those in the Middle East, show NO signs of secularism nor any signs of moderation…as islam continues to wrap its tentacles around every miniscule detail of its followers lives until it figuratively and sometimes literally squeezes the very life out of one’s body.

Here in America the outward signs might NOT be so obvious to the casual observer as muslims might work alongside us…send their children to our schools…go shopping in our stores...dress somewhat like us (the hajib 'head bag' and burqa 'garbage bag' do rear their ugly head on more and more occasions it seems) yet even those who call themselves ‘moderates’ want special allowances made for them just to call attention to themselves. Using attention seeking as a way to promote islam…as in do every and anything including lying and living falsely (taqiyya) to promote and integrate islam into our society…to take over our society…the so-called ‘moderates’ are actually following the commands set down in the qur’an and therefore are NOT ‘moderates’ at all.

In muslim society, even muslim society here in America’s muslim communities, individual freedoms continue to get lost amongst both the arbitrarily adjudicated rules of the sharia and the strict commands of the qur’an, while the traditions and worship practices that define religiousness will continue to keep muslims living here from ever becoming true ‘moderates’ in any sense of the word that we view moderate anything as being.

American society…both culturally, religiously, and politically…must NEVER accept the false concept of a ‘moderate’ muslim let alone a ‘moderate’ muslim society until those who call themselves ‘moderates’ stand up en-masse and shout in loud and clear voices their condemnation of the jihadis…of the extremists…of the mullahs and imams who spread hate and perpetrate violence…and who then must shout in those same loud and clear voices their love for and allegiance to America…to our Constitution…and to America’s rules of law alone.

And so while Barack HUSSEIN Obama (I will NOT call him president) continues to claim that “the United States is a Muslim nation” we know the truth in that lie as well as we know the truth that a ‘moderate’ muslim is a non-existent, politically correct fabrication of the left and probably will always remain so.