Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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The United States Constitution, Article III, section III

"Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."


President Obama's recent rhetorical rants over the past two days are not indicative of a confident incumbent President...

President Obama's recent rhetorical rants over the past two days are not indicative of a confident incumbent President. His actions and words more so resemble the flailing of a drowning person caught in a rip current at night with no one around for a rescue. The fella doth protest too much in desperation. Another Good Read:

Wall Street Journal Editorial
“Paul Ryan's Hunger Games”
The President offers his vision for an uplifting second term.

If there's a Laffer Curve for Presidential invective—some point at which dishonest political abuse yields diminishing returns—the White House political team must not think their boss has hit it. Even in this hyperpartisan age, President Obama's speech to the Associated Press yesterday was a parody of the form. This was a diatribe that managed to invoke "Social Darwinism" and "a Trojan Horse" in the same paragraph, amid the other high crimes that Mr. Obama says Paul Ryan wants to commit.

The President's depiction of the wonkish and formerly obscure House Budget Chairman as some political monster is itself telling. Mr. Obama is conceding that he can't run on the economic recovery, the stimulus, health care, green energy or any of the other grand liberal ambitions that have dominated his time in office. All of those are unpopular or failures. He was elected on hope and change, but now his only hope is to change the subject to the ogres he claims are the disloyal opposition.

Did you hear about the GOP's red-in-tooth-and-claw plan for Medicare? Grandma and Gramps are going to be drafted for the Hunger Games.

Mr. Obama has been working Mediscare for the last year, but he is also debuting some new material, each layer thicker than the last. Modern Republicans are so radical that they oppose research and care for Alzheimer's, cancer, AIDS, autism and Down Syndrome, even as they want to deny education and food to children and their mothers. They want to pave over Yellowstone and backfill the Grand Canyon. But few tourists could get there anyway, because Republicans plan to shut down air traffic control too.

Because Republicans have criticized the Administration's torrent of costly new rules across the entire economy, therefore they favor returning to a state of regulatory nature, with no rules at all. Because Republicans oppose high-speed rail, therefore they would have opposed industrialization in the 19th century. They do plan to build a wayback machine to the Gilded Age, however, by handing a $150,000 check to every American millionaire, a million-dollar check to every billionaire, and a billion-dollar check to every trillionaire.

"This is not conjecture," Mr. Obama said. "I am not exaggerating. These are facts." Lest you think we exaggerate, read the transcript.

The list of untrue things that Mr. Obama wants Americans to believe is evidently so long that Mr. Obama associated himself with Republicans, albeit mostly dead Republicans like Lincoln and Eisenhower. For the first time we can recall, Mr. Obama even praised George W. Bush, of all people, because his predecessor created a new entitlement for prescription drugs. He also said Newt Gingrich showed how smart he was when he called Mr. Ryan's budget "radical" and "right-wing social engineering" last year.

All of this is a political fable carefully constructed to erase the record of the last three years and blame every current anxiety on a GOP House that has been in office for all of 14 months. The President claims to have "eliminated dozens of programs that weren't working," but the savings from these eliminations amount to less than 0.1% of the budget, or less than $100 million.

Meanwhile, the budget has grown by more than 20% since he has been President. After deficits of $1.412 trillion, $1.293 trillion, and $1.299 trillion over the last three years, and an estimated $1.326 trillion due for 2012, he still claims the deficits are all Mr. Bush's fault—except for the extra spending on Medicare, which he likes.

It is especially rich of Mr. Obama to accuse Republicans of breaking last summer's debt-limit deal—given that even the most sympathetic press accounts that are now emerging make it clear that the President blew up his "big deal" with John Boehner. The House Speaker was prepared to trade higher taxes for mostly notional changes to entitlements, but Mr. Obama thought he could roll him at the last minute for even greater tax increases.

Now he claims Mr. Ryan's reforms are "antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility." But it is more accurate to say that Mr. Obama is the one who is out of step with a bipartisan consensus that entitlement reform is essential to prevent a debt crisis.

Mr. Ryan's "premium support" reform for Medicare, for instance, has been endorsed by Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden. It was advanced in the 1990s by President Clinton's Medicare commission led by Democrat John Breaux. It mirrors the insurance system that lets millions of federal workers choose from a myriad of insurance plans with a government subsidy. It is the only reform with a prayer of salvaging Medicare without savage cuts in medical care down the road.

The last two days have revealed Mr. Obama at his least appealing—and least Presidential—first warning the Supreme Court not to dare overturn his health-care law, and now demonizing the motives of his political opposition. It is a long, long way from his "there's no red America, there's no blue America" stuff of 2004, much less the inspiration of 2008.

If nothing else, Americans are getting a preview of the rhetorical uplift, the bipartisan problem-solving, and the unifying national purpose that would attend another four years.

AMNESTY ALERT: New Obama Amnesty rule gives 1 million illegals fast-track to legal status.

From the Desk of: Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation

The Obama Administration has once again created a “backdoor” amnesty that will give illegal immigrants access to Fast-Track legal status while they stay inside our borders.

Under a new Department of Homeland Security rule, illegals will be able to obtain a “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver” that would allow illegal aliens with legal relatives (spouse, child, parent) in the U.S. to claim “extreme hardship” and thus file for the Amnesty Waiver without having to leave the country.

The end result is that under the rule illegal aliens who could otherwise be subject to a 3- or 10-year ban on re-entry into the U.S. can apply for their waiver while remaining in the United States and only have to leave the U.S. for as little as one week instead of months or years!

+ + 1 MILLION Illegals Expected To Gain Fast-Track Legal Status

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that an estimated 1 million illegals currently within our borders will be eligible to apply for a "Provisional" Amnesty Waiver, remain in our country pending review, and then gain permanent legal status after just a few days out of the country.

This is the latest example of our Liar-In-Chief talking a big game of border security and then implementing his radical, open borders, pro-illegal alien agenda through Executive Orders and administrative “Rule” changes.

+ + Help Stop Obama’s Fast-Track Amnesty

This one rule change will put at least 1 million illegal aliens on the Fast-Track to legal status -- with virtually no “out of the country” requirement or penalties for the fact that they broke our laws and have been living in our country as fugitives.

Department of Homeland Security has opened up a formal comment period on this new rule change through June 1, 2012. Grassfire Nation is collecting petitions from citizens who oppose this new Amnesty Waiver and will deliver petitions to DHS prior to the comments deadline.

If you are outraged by Obama’s latest Fast-Track Amnesty rule, go here to sign and have your petition included in the formal response that will be submitted to DHS:

Below I’ve included links to the actual DHS “rule” and the Los Angeles Times article that explains how this will fast-track illegals.

Again… our Liar-In-Chief is implementing his amnesty agenda without any votes from Congress -- by a “rule” published quietly in the Federal Register (beginning on page 19902 to be precise!).

If you oppose Obama’s Fast-Track Legal Status for 1 million illegal aliens, please sign the petition and then alert your friends.

Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation

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Sheriff Joe flays Fox News 'infobabe'

Arpaio fires back at anchor in feisty interview

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio reminded everyone why he’s considered “America’s toughest sheriff” when he took a Fox News anchor to task in a live interview this afternoon.

Appearing on “America Live” with Megyn Kelly, Arpaio told Kelly she was wrong in some of her reporting about a federal investigation into his treatment of Hispanics in Maricopa County, Ariz.

The U.S. Justice Department is looking into allegations of racial profiling, a charge Arpaio denies, and the federal government wants Arpaio to allow an independent monitor to oversee the conduct of his office.

The Obama administration announced it’s now preparing to sue Arpaio. The Justice Department has said negotiations have broken down with the sheriff, who also believes President Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service card are likely forgeries.

Though Kelly never mentioned concerns over Obama’s eligibility in her interview, she did ask Arpaio why it would be a deal-breaker to have a federal monitor in his presence to make sure everything in his county office were “legit.”

“First of all, I’m the elected, constitutional, legitimate sheriff,” Arpaio said.

“I report to 4 million people in this county, and I’m not going to be controlled by the federal government because they don’t like the way I enforce the illegal-immigration laws. And it’s really interesting they’re cracking down right now. I presume we’re in an election year. You know this started three and a half years ago, 100 days after Obama took office, they went after me. I’m their poster boy.”

“But it started in 2008 under President Bush – the investigation,” Kelly interrupted.

“It did not. It started 100 days under Obama,” Arpaio responded.

“There is a former mayor that made a complaint to the Justice Department, but it was the Obama administration that started the investigation. So they can give all the hype they want for political reasons. But I tried to negotiate. I spent 50 years in law enforcement, many years as a top law-enforcement official with the Department of Justice, so I would like to get this over with.”

“They want to take me to court to send a message,” he added.

Kelly then stated, “They (federal officials) seem to be suggesting the thing that is making the negotiations breakdown is your – this is their characterization – your sudden objection having this independent monitor, something that you hadn’t objected to before, so they think it’s you who’s making the conflict come to a head right now.”

“That is garbage. That is garbage,” Arpaio said angrily. “I publicly said in the past I will never give in to a control by the federal government. That is false, which many other statements they make are false. That is not true.”

When asked where he thought the case would end up, the sheriff responded, “I don’t know. If we go to court, that’s great. Then we’ll see the true story come out. Quite frankly, I don’t think they want to go to court. They don’t have the evidence, so we’ll see.”

Video of the Fox News interview with Arpaio can be seen here.
Like lambs to the slaughter…er, I mean, Jews to the gas chambers

A majority of self-hating American Jews Jewish schmucks still are backing Barack Hussein Obama for President 2012.

The Blaze  There’s no question that Barack Hussein Obama fails miserably in every aspect of his support for the Israeli state and the Jewish people. (At least among Christians)

But, despite allegations that he has lost favor among American Jews, a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute seems to indicate that Obama is poised to, once again, capture the majority of this cohort come November.

In September, we reported that the president was beginning to ramp up his outreach to Jewish donors and supporters. With strategist Dick Morris, among others, warning about an Obama-Jewish implosion, this tactic made perfect political sense. In the months that followed, the president reiterated — at least rhetorically — his support for Israel, even going on to claim that he’s “done more for the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration.”

Some conservative Jews, though, have maintained that the man who was able to secure 78 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008 is a “train wreck” and a “con man.” There was even a film, produced by the Emergency Committee for Israel, attacking Obama’s record on Israel. And earlier this month, we reported that some major 2008 donors have been giving monies to Republican contender Mitt Romney (not a good sign for the president by any measure).

But despite the challenges, it hasn’t been all bad for Obama when it comes to relating to Jewish Americans. After all, The Jewish Forward added him to their list of the year’s most influential…Jews (our reporting on this can be found here). New York Magazine even wondered back in September if he’s the first Jewish president. Now, a PRRI poll is claiming that the president is poised, despite criticism, to capture the majority of Jewish voters this November.

The Jewish Forward has more: For President Obama and the Jews, it’s starting to look like 2008 all over again.

A new survey of Jews shows 62% plan to vote for the president, roughly similar to where he stood at this time four years ago when he went on to garner nearly 80% of the Jewish vote in November. About 30% of those surveyed in the new Public Religion Research Institute poll said they planned to vote for a Republican, with 17% naming GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney and the rest split between the other three candidates.

Even more importantly, just 7% of Jews who voted for Obama in 2008 now prefer a Republican candidate, indicating Obama does not face a significant fracturing of his Jewish base of support.

All-in-all, the poll found that Jewish Americans are still majority liberal, inclined to support Democrats and very focused on social and economic issues. Israel, at least according to the research, is not a “deciding factor” when it comes to how American Jews vote.

BIG Deal...he had a 'prepared' speech all ready!


Obama finally talks about Jesus

President reflects on resurrection despite public's Muslim perception

Despite the fact many Americans continue to believe he’s a Muslim, President Obama talked in depth today about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, perhaps his most in-depth discussion of the basics of Christianity since he took office.

In a few short days, all of us will experience the wonder of Easter morning,” Obama said to a room full of pastors at the annual Easter Prayer Breakfast. “And we will know, in the words of the Apostle Paul, ‘Christ Jesus … and Him crucified.’”

Sounding like a preacher, but adding he didn’t wish to give a sermon because “it’s always a bad idea to give a sermon in front of professionals,” Obama continued:

“It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on the triumph of the resurrection, and to give thanks for the all-important gift of grace.  And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured – not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.

“For like us, Jesus knew doubt.  Like us, Jesus knew fear. In the garden of Gethsemane, with attackers closing in around him, Jesus told His disciples, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.’ He fell to his knees, pleading with His Father, saying, ‘If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.’ And yet, in the end, He confronted His fear with words of humble surrender, saying, ‘If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.’

“So it is only because Jesus conquered His own anguish, conquered His fear, that we’re able to celebrate the resurrection. It’s only because He endured unimaginable pain that wracked His body and bore the sins of the world that He burdened – that burdened His soul that we are able to proclaim, ‘He is risen!’

“So the struggle to fathom that unfathomable sacrifice makes Easter all the more meaningful to all of us. It helps us to provide an eternal perspective to whatever temporal challenges we face. It puts in perspective our small problems relative to the big problems He was dealing with. And it gives us courage and it gives us hope.

“We all have experiences that shake our faith. There are times where we have questions for God’s plan relative to us – (laughter) – but that’s precisely when we should remember Christ’s own doubts and eventually his own triumph. Jesus told us as much in the book of John, when He said, ‘In this world you will have trouble.’  I heard an amen. (Laughter.) Let me repeat. ‘In this world, you will have trouble.’”

“Amen!” the audience exclaimed.

“But take heart!”, Obama said to laughter. “I have overcome the world,” as he received applause.

“We are here today to celebrate that glorious overcoming, the sacrifice of a risen savior who died so that we might live. And I hope that our time together this morning will strengthen us individually, as believers, and as a nation.”

Despite Obama’s profession that he’s a Christian, many voters, especially Republicans, continue to believe he’s actually a Muslim.

As WND reported last month, a new poll in Alabama and Mississippi found about half of the likely GOP primary voters believe he’s a Muslim.

Skeptics have pointed to his Muslim father and step-father, his Islamic training in Indonesia and his statements that America is no longer a “Christian nation” and can be considered one of the largest Muslim nations. The White House and the Obama campaign, meanwhile, officially have maintained Obama is Christian, sometimes citing his membership in the Chicago church of radical preacher Jeremiah Wright.

No matter to those polled by Public Policy Polling.

The survey of 600 likely Alabama Republican primary voters found only 14 percent believe Obama to be Christian. But 45 percent said he is Muslim and another 41 percent said they’re unsure.

The same question presented to 686 likely Mississippi Republican primary voters found just 12 percent believe Obama to be Christian. But 52 percent say he is Muslim and another 36 percent were uncertain.

Leak At Department Of Justice Pulls White House Deeper Into Fast And Furious

By / The Western Center for Journalism

Eric Holder 13 SC Leak at Department of Justice pulls White House deeper into Fast and Furious
Last month, FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) that reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employment of the FBI.

And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent.

And now something new has been added to the mix.  On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn Ruemmler, Barack Obama’s chief Counsel, to inform her that Congressional committees investigating Fast and Furious wanted to question Kevin O’Reilly, a former National Security Adviser to the President.

O’Reilly’s relationship to Fast and Furious first surfaced last year. Former Phoenix ATF office Agent in Charge Bill Newell admitted under questioning before Darrell Issa’s House Government Affairs Committee that he had exchanged a number of e-mails with O’Reilly at the White House concerning gunrunning operations at the Arizona border.

The White House later released a carefully selected few of those e-mails intending to prove that, as Fast and Furious was not mentioned by name, the White House knew nothing of and had no part in the scheme.

But such were not the conclusions drawn by Issa or Grassley. “You didn’t get these from me” Newell prefaced one of his e-mails to O’Reilly as he laid out details of ATF plans for an upcoming press conference on border gunrunning.

Questioned by committee members as to the reason for such a cryptic warning, Newell refused to answer, ultimately stammering it meant nothing and perhaps shouldn’t have been stated at all.

Yet the White House still refuses to allow Kevin O’Reilly to be questioned by Congress. In fact, shortly after Newell admitted the ongoing correspondence, O’Reilly was shipped off to Iraq on “special assignment.”

In his e-mail responses, O’Reilly was very interested in what Newell told him of ATF operations and guns crossing the Mexican border. He asked questions and clearly wanted additional information on Newell’s progress.

Was O’Reilly the White House point man, entrusted with gathering intelligence on the day to day goings on in the gunwalking scheme? Clearly if the White House needed a “back door channel” for obtaining information on the progress of Fast and Furious, an e-mail exchange between “old friends” would provide excellent cover.

And was O’Reilly suddenly sent thousands of miles from any potential congressional subpoena because Newell’s admission before the Issa committee had revealed not only a key Administration method of transferring information, but also the keen interest of Barack Obama in the progress of his “under the radar” scheme?

Most important perhaps is the increasing value of the DOJ leak, for congressional investigators obviously received new information which prompted this sudden rebirth of interest in testimony from Kevin O’Reilly.

After all, ten months had passed since O’Reilly’s name was first mentioned, yet now a letter appears from the offices of Grassley and Issa revealing a sudden and eager interest in his testimony!

This can only mean that the DOJ leak is causing real problems for Obama and Eric Holder, making it ever more difficult to keep the lid on their deadly, Fast and Furious plot to undermine the Second Amendment.

Will Republican leaders have the courage and will to take advantage of it?
FEAR...why the media remains silent  
By: Diane Sori

It's sad to say but the reason why so many Americans drank the kool-ade and voted for Barack Obama in 2008 was the lame stream media’s total and complete failure to vet him.  Now with about only seven months to go until the 2012 election, the lame stream media is again failing to vet ‘the anointed one’ or his actions.

You’d think that with almost four years of our beloved America being destroyed from within by ‘the enemy within’ (and Obama is rightfully known by many such names), that that would have woken up the media and forced them to do their rightful job, but as we all know, it hasn't.  They still adore ‘the anointed one’ …or is it that they fear him and what he will do to them if they desert him.  And fear is what I believe is at the heart of the media’s cowardness...they fear that beside the fact that they didn't vet him, they also covered up the most scandalous goings on of the Obama administration, and they fear the price they WILL have to pay for doing so.

And what are these scandals that have them so shaking in their boots.  Here’s but a few of his many notables: First, almost half of all registered voters tell pollsters they don't believe Obama’s birth certificate is real, yet almost no news outlet will touch the story, and the few that do only give it lip service at best.  Even Sheriff Joe’s news conference a few weeks ago had to be viewed through the internet when it should have been on EVERY major news station all across the nation.

Second, even when it was found out that the family of the infamous Bill Ayers allegedly funded ‘foreign student’ Barack Obama’s education at Harvard Law School, both the main stream media and the so-called conservative media looked the other way.

Third, whenever Obama sides against our ally and friend, Israel, and sides with her enemies, little coverage is given to this.  Yet when Obama tries to crucify our brave service men and women for mistakenly burning some vile qur’ans or for peeing on some dead Taliban (who are our enemy in case he forgets), the media is all over it, portraying our soldiers as the bad guys, and conveniently forgetting that Obama will always side with his muslim brethren over our own military.

And fourth, we have Obama admitting on tape that the upcoming ELECTIONS are getting in the way of his 'Real Agenda', and admitting it to the leader of a foreign nation (Russia), a nation America is still at odds with!  And yet the media stays low key on this when this should be story #1 on every station and in every paper, because this action of Obama’s, one amongst many traitorous actions, goes against the Presidential Oath of Office he swore to uphold, and shames the position of Commander-in-Chief. 

The list of Obama’s traitorous and questionable actions is a long one, these were but a few, yet one thing ALL these actions have in common is that the lame stream media, and even for the most part the conservative media as well, have all remained if not silenced, at least gagged…and I want to know why.


Michiganistan: Christians must waive rights

'Serial violator' of religious freedoms creates new hurdle for faithful

A city described as a “serial violator” of religious rights that has been ordered to pay tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees in cases prompted by its actions against Christians has come up with a solution – demanding that people waive all their rights.

The demand has prompted another legal action, by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of a controversial pastor who preaches on radical Islam, Shariah, same-sex “marriage” and other hot-button topics.

The lawsuit was filed this week in federal district court in Michigan against the city of Dearborn and its police chief over the city’s “new tactic” to stop Pastor Terry Jones from speaking out against Islamic law in the area. Dearborn has the largest population of Muslims in the U.S.

Jones and his Stand Up America Now organization applied several weeks ago for a special-events permit to allow Jones to speak Saturday in front of the largest mosque in North America, which is in Dearborn.

City officials, who recently had been ordered to pay $100,000 in one case in which Christians’ rights were violated and appeared to be heading to a similar result in another case, responded with a demand that Jones sign a “Hold Harmless” agreement.

“The agreement requires Pastor Jones to surrender all of his legal rights if he wants to speak on public property.”

Specifically, the agreement requires that Jones and his organization “RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE the city of Dearborn … and its officers, employees, and agents, from any and all claims, liabilities, or lawsuits, including legal costs and reasonable attorney fees, resulting from their activities on City of Dearborn property.”

It warns the participants that “these risks could result in damage to property, personal, and/or bodily injury or death, including injuries or death to the individual participants.”

Notably, the agreement does not have any requirement that the protected actions be reasonable or even legal. Consequently, the waiver could be used as a defense even if police and other authorities further abuse or violate the rights of the Christians.

The Thomas More Law Center lawsuit alleges the demand for the agreement “places an unconstitutional restriction on Pastor Jones’ First Amendment rights.”

Erin Mersino, the TMLC attorney handling the case, said, “Plaintiffs should not be forced to sign a one-sided, unconscionable contract subject only to the unbridled discretion of the city’s legal department in order to exercise their constitutional rights.

“The city’s free speech restriction imposes an unconstitutional burden on plaintiffs’ constitutional rights,” she wrote in the complaint.

TMLC represented Jones and his associate, Wayne Sapp, last November after they were jailed in Dearborn before they spoke even a word. In that case, a state judge ordered that they sign a “peace bond.” However, the law center overturned the order on appeal.

Jones’ Stand Up America Now was established to proclaim the Bible to Muslims and educate people about the threat of Islamic law to the fundamental principles of freedom in the U.S. As part of his outreach efforts, Jones travels around the country speaking about Christianity at Muslim events and mosques.

TMLC defended Christians in previous cases brought by Dearborn, but this case includes the American Freedom Law Center and attorney Robert Muise, who previously worked with TMLC.

In a recent decision, a federal judge denied Dearborn’s request to dismiss a civil rights action brought by four Christians who were arrested at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010.

The American Freedom Law Center said the four were arrested by Dearborn officers while speaking about their faith to Muslims.

The Christians spent the night in jail and were accused of “breaching the peace.” However, Muise won acquittals from a jury for all the defendants in a criminal trial.

After the trial, Muise, along with attorney David Yerushalmi, filed a 96-page civil rights lawsuit against the city, Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Chief of Police Ronald Haddad, 17 police officers and two executives from the American Arab Chamber of Commerce. The plaintiffs are Acts 17 Apologetics, Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, Paul Rezkalla and Josh Hogg.

Just days earlier, a Detroit judge had awarded some $100,000 in attorney’s fees in another case of a Christian who was arrested at the festival.

In that case, the city was told to pay the fees on behalf of Christian Pastor George Saieg, who had been arrested at the 2009 event. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen said his recommendation was for fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 to be awarded in the case that was handled by attorney Muise.

Muise, at the time, was with the Thomas More Law Center, and the fees go to that organization.

During the course of the earlier actions, Dearborn was described as a “serial violator” of Christians’ rights.


Sheriff Joe expands Obama probe to Hillary supporters

Obama campaign, DNC accused of voter fraud in 2008

PHOENIX – Based on interviews WND conducted with insiders in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has decided to expand the scope of his law enforcement investigation into President Obama’s eligibility to include evidence and affidavits documenting alleged criminal activity by the Obama campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party primary race.

Hollywood film producer Bettina Viviano and Hollywood-based digital photographer Michele Thomas have given Arpaio’s investigators the names of dozens of Hillary Clinton supporters willing to come forward with evidence and affidavits. Among their claims is that the Clintons were the first to charge Obama is not a natural born citizen as required by Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution and that his birth certificate is a forgery.

Moreover, the Hillary supporters identified by Viviano and Thomas have argued that the pattern of questionable and possibly illegal activity suggests that the alleged act of producing forged birth certificate documentation for Obama may have been merely more of the same.

As WND reported, Viviano claims she heard Bill Clinton say that Obama is not eligible to be president.

‘Not a partisan investigation’

Arpaio has insisted his investigation into Obama’s birth certificate and his eligibility to be president is not a partisan investigation. It was triggered, he noted, by a petition presented to him in August signed by some 250 members of the Surprise Tea Party in Surprise, Ariz.

“I’m just doing what I took an oath of office to do – enforce the law,” Arpaio told a combined meeting of the Surprise Tea Party and the Sun City West Tea Party on Saturday attended by over 1,100 people. “I report to the people. I’m not accusing the president of any crime. We used no taxpayer money, and I listen to the complaints brought to me. I don’t throw citizen complaints in the wastebasket.”

Arpaio said he began the investigation with the goal of proving Obama’s birth certificate legitimate.

“I feel very strongly as the constitutional, chief law enforcement officer for this county,” Arpaio told the Tea Party audience. “I wanted to do everything to clear the president of the United States. I wanted to be the guy who stood up here and said that birth certificate is legitimate – leave the president alone. But it didn’t work out that way.”

As WND reported, at a press conference March 1 in Phoenix, Arpaio announced his investigators have probable cause to believe Obama’s birth certificate and his Selective Service Registration form are forgeries.
“The last I heard, if you forged documents, that’s a violation of law,” he quipped to the tea party audience. “If you did it, you’d be in trouble big time.”

Chaos in 2008
Viviano, working with screenplay writer and director Gigi Gaston, produced in 2008 a documentary, “We Will Not Be Silenced,” based on interviews from participants in Democratic Party primary caucuses. They accuse the Obama administration of illegitimate and illegal acts, including threats, intimidation, lies, stolen documents, falsified documents and busing in voters in exchange for meals.

“This documentary is about the disenfranchising of American citizens by the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign,” Gaston and Viviano write on the “We Will Not Be Silenced 2008 website, which features a 40-minute preview of the documentary.

“We want to be heard and let the country know how our party has sanctioned the actions of what we feel are Obama Campaign ‘Chicago Machine’ dirty politics. We believe this infamous campaign of ‘change’ from Chicago encouraged and created an army to steal caucus packets, falsify documents, change results, allow unregistered people to vote, scare and intimidate Hillary supporters, stalk them, threaten them, lock them out of their polling places, silence their voices and stop their right to vote.”

Arpaio’s investigation has already uncovered evidence of intimidation by Obama supporters in an attempt to suppress media coverage of the birth certificate and eligibility issues.

A memo published by the Hillary for President campaign March 4, 2008, noted the following specific accusations of irregularities and voter intimidation allegedly committed by the Obama campaign:

  • Irregularities: Prematurely taking precinct convention packets by the Obama campaign;
  • Voter intimidation: Lockout of Clinton caucus goers by the Obama campaign; and
  • Obama supporters filling out precinct convention sign-in sheets during the day and submitting them as completed vote totals at caucuses, a practice explicitly forbidden by Democratic Party rules.
The Clinton memo characterized the Obama campaign caucus practices as “undemocratic, probably illegal,” reflecting “a wanton disregard for the caucus process.”

Hillary: continuing threat to Obama
In the 2010 mid-term elections, the blue-collar voters who supported Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign abandoned the Democratic Party led by Obama.

A Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll after the November 2010 elections showed Democrats’ support from white, non-college-educated male voters dropped 12 percent from 2008, with only 29 percent of blue-collar men supporting the Democrats in 2010, down from 41 percent in 2008, as reported by

Last November, prominent Democratic pollsters Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen, published an editorial in the Wall Street Journal suggesting Obama should abandon his candidacy for re-election, stepping aside for “the one candidate who would become, by acclamation, the nominee of the Democratic Party: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

Conceding that even with an all-time-low job approval rating and even worse ratings on handling the economy, Obama could “eke out” a victory in November 2012, Caddell and Schoen argued that the type of campaign required for Obama’s “political survival would make it almost impossible for him to govern – not only during the campaign, but throughout a second term.”

The PUMA P.A.C. that emerged to oppose Obama and support Hillary in 2008 remains in existence. It describes itself as “a burgeoning group of bloggers, writers and citizens who are joining together to fight back against the corrupt leadership of the DNC, their ‘chosen’ candidate and the mainstream media that enables them.”

In 2008, Obama won over women voters, with 56 percent voting for him, versus 49 percent of men, according to Woman’s Vote Watch at Rutgers University.

The Obama campaign appears to have gained at least a temporary advantage among women, after charging that GOP presidential candidates, including Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, are “hostile to women” for their stand on contraceptives, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released this week.

According to the poll, Obama’s biggest advantage rests with women under 50, with six in 10 supporting him. Romney’s support in that demographic dropped to 30 percent, giving Obama a 2-to-1 advantage.

Obama administration senior officials confirmed Monday that Clinton will not campaign for Obama to avoid making her position as secretary of state appear political, according to the Huffington Post.

Clinton previously announced she plans to leave the State Department at the end of Obama’s current term.

Welfare, The American Dream

by / Liberty Digest

Welfare, The American Dream
A Montgomery, Ala., nightclub was going to host Food Stamp Friday.
Government payouts — including Social Security, Medicare and unemployment checks — account for more than one-third of total wages and salaries in the United States. The Department of Agriculture reports that 43.6 million Americans are on food stamps.

The United States has effectively become a welfare Nation, with more Americans than ever before opting to completely drop out of the workforce and live on the public dole. The percentage of the Nation’s populace relying on social welfare as a primary source of income has risen from 21 percent to 35 percent in little more than a decade. In 1960, only 10 percent of Americans depended on welfare programs to survive.

While no statement can be made to define all recipients of social welfare in America, there is a growing and alarming trend among the dependent class: Living like a parasite on the public’s back has somehow become glamorized among some segments of American society.

Last month, Alexandria Pelosi (daughter of California Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi) produced a video for HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” wherein she interviewed multiple welfare recipients in New York City. The clip, entitled “Freeloading Welfare Queen,” offers perspective about the mindset of at least some individuals who survive only as a result of the hard work of American taxpayers. Pelosi said that she did not have to go very far in New York in order to locate “freeloading welfare queens.”

The individuals interviewed for the video — most of whom appear to be able-bodied and aged between 20 and 40 — said things like, “I’m here to get some Obama bucks” and said that they could not find work because of criminal history. When asked if they were looking for work, most of the people interviewed said they were not.

See the interview here:

The people interviewed in the video who appear to be completely happy living on the government dole, even wearing their ability to get welfare as a badge of honor, may also explain a more recent welfare news item. A nightclub in Montgomery, Ala., recently announced that it would be hosting a “Food Stamp Friday” event, allowing patrons on food stamps to attend a rap concert at a discounted price. Public outcry since news of the event broke has made the nightclub’s owner encourage Young, Black & GettinMoney Promotions and No Lunch Promotions, to rename the planned event.

The idea of food stamps being used for fun is actually not the brainchild of the enterprising promoters of the event in Alabama, as Republicans in the House of Representatives only recently worked to enact legislation that would ban the use of welfare money at strip clubs and casinos throughout the Nation.

If freeloaders bragging at the welfare office and “Food Stamp Friday” are not convincing enough evidence that the United States is becoming an entitlement society, consider recent stories about some more grandiose welfare recipients. Nadya Suleman ( aka Octomom), who — despite already having six children and financial problems — decided to be implanted with embryos which resulted in her giving birth to eight more children, has applied for food stamps in the State of California. Suleman will receive about $2,000 per month in taxpayer funding to feed her children.

There are also a number of reports of lottery winners throughout the country continuing to draw welfare benefits after receiving big winnings. Michigan resident Amanda Clayton sparked an outcry in her State after winning a $1 million jackpot and continuing to draw welfare benefits.

“I thought that they would cut me off, but since they didn’t I thought maybe it was OK because I’m not working. I feel that it’s OK because I have no income, and I have bills to pay. I have two houses,” she explained to a reporter.

Michigan officials have since cut Clayton off the public dole. Her case, however, may offer credence to what many critics of welfare have said for decades: Entitlement perpetuates poverty by removing initiative from the equation. Despite winning a large lottery jackpot and having the opportunity to create a new life for herself, Clayton saw no stigma associated with being a parasite to American taxpayers and continued to feel entitled to her food stamps.

The bulwark of American social welfare programs was put into place as a result of the hard times of the Great Depression. According to Jerry D. Marx, Ph.D., a professor at University of New Hampshire Social Work Department, social welfare programs that were created by the Federal government were largely put into place by a bureaucracy that feared joblessness and widespread poverty would spark a revolution in the country.  Social welfare made citizens of the United States more comfortable, and anger at the government subsided. Now, more than 80 years later, social welfare has become a way of life for many Americans while large factions of groups like Occupy Wall Street are calling for more government assistance. Everybody wants to live the leisurely life of the Freeloading Welfare Queen, and politicians like President Barack Obama will give the people what they want. Anything to keep them fat, happy and subservient.

Fearmongers Past And Present

Fearmongers Past And Present
The 1952 film "Duck and Cover" taught schoolchildren to duck and cover themselves if an atomic bomb exploded.

“It’s a lousy war, kid… but it’s the only one we’ve got.”
–James Cagney as Capt. Flagg in “What Price Glory”

In the 1986 remake of the movie “The Fly,” Geena Davis’ character, Veronica Quaife, said to Jeff Goldblum’s character, Seth Brundle: “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” For half a century, that is exactly what the ruling elite have been telling ordinary people like you and me.

I am dating myself on this, but I can still remember our “Duck and Cover” drills in grade school. One day, my older brother told me it was a waste of time; no amount of ducking would save me from an atomic bomb. From that moment on, I spent lots of nights worrying about the end of the world.

Watch 'Duck and Cover' here:

That was just the way our leaders wanted it. Even today, the Federal government sells fear the way Madison Avenue sells soap.

While expensive, the Cold War certainly had its advantages. Best of all, it kept everyone on edge and got us to trust in our government. After all, the government was all that stood between us and the enemy. And we all knew who the enemy was. We even knew the enemy’s plan: world domination. Nobody objected to an absolute truth: Billions of dollars had to be spent each and every year to stop the godless Red Menace.
Just how big of a threat were the Communists? Looking back, it seems they were not the warmonger heathens our leaders told us they were.

In the late 1950s, the neocons were scaring the Nation about Soviet first-strike capabilities. President Dwight D. Eisenhower knew better because of top secret U-2 flights.

Yet people like Edward Teller, known as “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” were spreading fears of America’s imminent destruction. It reached a fever pitch in the autumn of 1957 when the Soviets launched Sputnik. Teller decried the challenge from the satellite that was about the size of a beach ball as defeat worse than Pearl Harbor.

Mainstream newspapers began to report that the United States was in a dire situation. In an editorial on Nov. 10, 1957, The New York Times indicated it hoped the United States would return to “a race that is not so much a race for arms or even prestige, but a race for survival.” On Dec. 20, 1957, The Washington Post ran a front-page story with the headline “Enormous Arms Outlay Is Held Vital To Survival.”

Politicians jumped on the story. Presidential hopeful John Fife Symington Jr. argued that the Soviets would soon have at their disposal 3,000 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could wipe the United States off the map.

Within months, U-2 flights revealed the truth to Eisenhower; the Soviet ICBM force consisted of exactly four missiles and two launch pads. (If you want to check the facts on just how weak the Soviets really were in the 1950s and 1960s, I recommend the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, by David E. Hoffman.)

After Sputnik launched, there was no stopping American neocons, writes Stephen Glain in State vs. Defense: The Battle To Define America’s Empire:

Eisenhower successfully challenged the military industrial complex and he had the courage to expose it as a threat to republican democracy. But he could not shut it down. Even in his time, it had grown too large and feathered too many political and corporate nests for one man, even a great one, to dissolve.

Until the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Cold War kept American defense spending at a fever pitch. It was later learned when sealed Kremlin documents were released that the Soviets were fighting a defensive struggle and that the two world wars had decimated their population and their economy. As far back as Joseph Stalin’s time, the Soviets understood they could not win a nuclear showdown with the United States.
American neocons probably didn’t understand that while the Cold War was being waged. But one has to wonder whether they would have allowed a President or Congress to curtail defense expenditures had they known.

Neoconservatives have managed to increase defense spending over the past 20 years even though the Soviet Union no longer exists and what remains — Russia — is having a difficult time keeping its economy above water.  Regardless, our government does not want us to feel safe.

With the exception of Ron Paul, the remaining contenders for the GOP Presidential nomination have said they will increase defense expenditures.

Despite America’s record deficit, the Federal government has proposed $851 billion in military spending next year. America already has the best submarines, fighter jets, strategic bombers and missile systems. But the neocons tell us that these are dangerous times made all the more so because we don’t exactly know who we might face.

It is too bad that a now-bankrupt Nation didn’t heed the warning Eisenhower gave when he left office:
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence–economic, political, even spiritual–is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
Eisenhower couldn’t stop the fearmongers who control so much of our society. Nor has any President since been able to stop them. The cabal puts us on constant alert and makes us build swords rather than plowshares. And here is the kicker: We do it with money lent to us by the principle enemy we stand against.

Few people seem to understand the idiocy of owing almost $1 trillion to China to upgrade our armed forces so we will be prepared to fight China.

I have news for the neocons: China doesn’t need state of-the-art aircraft carriers and submarines. It just needs to throw a few hundred billion dollars of its U.S. Treasuries onto the open market. That would make the Crash of 2008 seem like a slight downtick.

Yours in good times and bad,
–John Myers
Editor, Myers’ Energy & Gold Report