Monday, April 27, 2015

We decent Americans are bombarded with lies, libeled, and subjected to petty (and, increasingly, not so petty) tyrannies by government flunkies. At every turn, liberals and their suck-ups in the media and academia seek to delegitimize our interests, concerns, and opinions. They want us to submit, to take the easy way out, to just go along. Our fate, they decree, is cultural and political dhimmitude. 
Well, it’s time to draw a red line and, unlike President Feckless and the Wimptones, to enforce it.

Conservatives, it’s time to say, “No.”

No, liberals, you can’t just lie about us anymore without us pushing back. The days of surrender in the face of your slander are over.
No, liberals, you are the racists. Your party created the Klan. Your party created and enforced Jim Crow. Those weren’t Republicans beating black skulls in Selma – they were Democrats. Bull Connor was a union-loving populist and a delegate to a Democrat National Convention. You liberals elected a KKK member as your Senate Majority Leader and then made him your President Pro Tempore, and you did it in this century.

I repeat, in this century.

Your Democrat party relies on racial divisions, lies, and hatred. Quick, which party would fold tomorrow if racial hatred suddenly evaporated – the party that seeks to limit government and to empower every individual to create his own success, or the party that seeks to grow government to more lavishly hand out scraps to buy votes?
The U.S. economy is slowing but thus far is avoiding a recession, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Gross Output, a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity published by the bureau, grew “much more slowly” in the fourth quarter of 2014 than the previous quarter or the same one a year ago, said Mark Skousen, PhD, a proponent of the new statistic and the editor of the Forecasts & Strategies investment newsletter.

Real Gross Output (GO) advanced at an annualized rate of only 2.6% to $31.4 trillion by the end of 2014, half the rate of the 5.2% jump in the third quarter of 2014.

GO is a measure of sales or receipts of all industries throughout the production process, including business-to-business transactions (B2B). As a result, GO provides a fuller perspective of the performance of the broad U.S. economy, in contrast to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which omits most B2B growth.

Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, GO has risen faster than GDP. The trend continued the fourth quarter of 2014, with GO rising at a slightly faster rate than GDP.

Indeed, GDP, which only measures the value of final goods and services, climbed 2.2% in real terms to $17.7 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to 2.5% for GO during the same quarter. GO’s superior growth compared to GDP indicates that an economic recovery remains in place and a recession is unlikely, Skousen explained.

However, B2B activity definitely slowed in early 2015. According to the new Skousen B2B Index, business spending increased at a lower annualized rate of 2.5% in fourth-quarter 2014, compared to third-quarter 2014, as the following chart shows.

Islamic State declares caliphate in Yemen, vows to “cut throats of Houthis”
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

Islamic State declares caliphate in Yemen, vows to “cut throats of Houthis”Iraq and Syria, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria, the Philippines — but nothing to be concerned about: Obama and John Kerry and David Cameron and every other Western leader assures us that it has nothing to do with Islam. “ISIS Says It’s Established A Caliphate In Yemen,” by Jamie Tarabay, Vocativ, April 24, 2015: Supporters of the […]

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An American Mom and Her Baby Are Being Held Hostage by Obama’s Partners The Taliban

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

In 2012, a 28-year-old American woman, Caitlin Coleman, was kidnapped along with her husband, Joshua Boyle, while traveling in Afghanistan. Coleman was pregnant and gave birth while in captivity. The family has been held ever since by the Taliban. Her name and that of her husband and baby should be on the lips of every American.

Another story the media doesn’t report.

In his continuing support for the Taliban terrorist group, Obama has refused to call them a terrorist group. They kidnap Americans and the media hardly speaks of it in deference to their dear leader.

Obama’s Afghanistan strategy is to cover for his “peace partners.” For years I have reported on Obama’s sanction and support of the savage Islamic...
More Problems in the Form of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media

Point blank...our beloved America is in trouble...big scandal after scandal concerning this administration rock us to our very core. And on top of the ever-growing list of scandals we have insult after insult being lobbed at Israel...America's closest ally NOT only in the Middle East but in the world. And the latest is Obama's recently telling a meeting of American Jewish leaders that he will NOT meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu until after a nuclear agreement with Iran is reached, and we know why. Why...because Barack HUSSEIN Obama fears such a meeting would have Netanyahu rightfully and in public calling to task his failed Middle-East policies thus jeopardizing his sell-out and capitulation to his fellow islamists in Iran.

But the insult of all insults is Uncle Joe 'Bite-Me' Biden last week attending a reception in recognition of Israel’s Independence Day and having the unmitigated gall to say that, “No president has ever done more to protect Israel’s security than President Barack Obama.” Does 'Uncle Joe' really think we're all as stupid and gullible as he is...I mean really.

And if the Obama administration's recent actions and words against America's closest ally was NOT bad enough...and if Hillary's many scandals do NOT add even more insult to coming to light is that 'We the People' and our beloved country were screwed yet again by this man's policies and politics...and true to form the media is trying its best to make sure it's all kept hush-hushed.

And, sadly, it's a screwing being aided by a Republican-controlled Congress...most specifically the Senate Finance Committee...too afraid of the race card being used against them to dare cross Obama or NOT give him what he wants.

So to that affect on April 16, 2015, Congress, working through the Ways & Means Committee, gave this most traitorous of all presidents authority to unilaterally 'fast track'* trade agreements that would allow foreign corporations to sue the U.S. government for actions that undermine their investment 'expectations' in their 'expected' but NOT proven future profits. Known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)** Obama will have...once this is passed...the full authority to move forward with final negotiations on agreements that could lead to a major...and I mean major...increase in the number of foreign workers coming into the U.S. and that in turn would allow for a corresponding possible loss of U.S. sovereignty...possibly giving Obama, the U.N., or a combination of both, complete control over U.S. immigration policy.

As if we do NOT have enough trouble with immigration as it if our economy and jobs numbers are NOT dismal enough...and now there is but 90 'fast tracked' days for Congress to either approve or reject in full this monstrosity...and know it will most assuredly pass as this Congress has proven time and again that they do NOT have the courage nor the fortitude to stand strong against Obama.

Remember, the TPP is akin to the other very 'questionable' free trade agreements that were put into place...agreements like NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement where 700,000 American jobs were lost); KFTA (Korean Free Trade Agreement where 70,000 jobs were lost), and the PNTR with China (Permanent Normalized Trade Agreement where 2.7 million American jobs were lost)...all being agreements that forced American workers to compete with and then lose to low-wage workers world wide.

And while it appears that the TPP is being touted to Congress as a plan to strengthen U.S. economic presence in Asia, and with its for now deliberate excluding China in this agreement, Obama is trying to make the case that this deal would allow the U.S. an excuse to intervene in trade disputes in the oil-rich South China Sea. But the ugly truth is that the TPPs financial deregulation measures would actually allow giant, multinational corporations...including oil bypass our country’s legal system thus negating any positives this deal might have once had.

But NOT to be forgotten is that the TPP is NOT a treaty per se, meaning a final 'yea' vote by Congress would result in agreements that could NOT be amended, filibustered, or 'adjusted' by U.S. legislation. And with it having NO expiration date this makes the TPP virtually impossible to be either repealed or altered in any way without a consensus of all the countries that agreed to it. In turn, simply put, this would allow the TPP to easily become international law allowing American jobs and production capacity to easily flow over towards other countries, while giving Obama free reign to change our current immigration laws in regards to employment as they are laid down in the agreements.

And did I mention that the TPP is being conducted under a cloak of secrecy...par for the Obama regime of course...with members of Congress who have seen the deal NOT allowed to disclose what’s in it and with the rest of Congress having little information on the specifics they are voting on yet they are voting on it anyway...shades of the ObamaCare vote come back to haunt and we know well how that worked out for us now don't we.

And with the media helping to spread Obama's lie that the TPP will increase trade and generate new jobs for Americans, the fact is that NOTHING could be farther from the truth as the TPP the other above mentioned free trade agreements...favors foreign workers over higher paid American workers because it directly allows for even more outsourcing of jobs than there currently is by its undercutting of worker rights; its dismantling of Americans labor laws along with environmental, health (TPP will make prescription generic drugs more expensive and less available), food safety, and financial laws (like the 'Buy American' laws that require the federal government to buy goods and services that are made in America or mostly made in this country); plus it brings American job growth and much needed export growth to a virtual stand still: and this is extremely critical...the TPP allows foreign corporations to challenge our laws in international tribunals instead of in our court system...and we all know how international tribunals tend to be decidedly anti-American in their decisions.

So while Congress can still say 'nay' to the entire deal when the final vote is taken I would NOT count on it as they have gone back on all their promises made to 'We the People' to date...remember they just confirmed Loretta Lynch (Eric Holder in a skirt)...making the dangers TPP poses to America second in their eyes to Obama's wishes.

Sad isn't it and sadder still is that Congress is now 'red.'

But there is an unexpected surprise here as even some Democrats are having problems with the TPP, most specifically with its labor standards specifications, along with the extent to which said standards will be enforceable. Remember, Democrats and organized labor want the TPP to force compliance with the International Labor Organization standards, which apparently will NOT be the case. So if TPP adopts weak or unenforceable labor requirements, American jobs and production would funnel over towards other countries in the trade pact more quickly than expected, and that will NOT sit well with the American voting public.

And both the Republicans and the Democrats know that for this agreement to work that the TPP must address the currency issue itself, meaning the U.S. dollar must remain strong comparative wise to the currencies of the other TPP countries or there will be even more incentives for major American companies to move in to countries NOT part of the TPP...where the government will use competitive devaluation as a tool that will NOT be in our favor. And this issue has NOT been addressed at all by anyone.

So the bottom line with the TPP is this...the Trans-Pacific Partnership as it now stands is a bad idea for this country NOT because the basic concept of free trade is in and of itself such a terrible idea, but because Barack HUSSEIN Obama in his capacity as president had the chance to protect the American worker from the in the loss of jobs...he knew would come from this agreement. And that along with the fact that he completely turned his back on the chance to work with the majority of Republicans who support congressional action regarding more spending on worker training and infrastructure programs that help to ensure economic growth here at home by tying it to the TPP...just proves that as always what's good for America will always NOT be good for Obama or for his anti-America agenda.

And with Mr. 'I Will Fundamentally Transform America' that truth is plain for all to see.

* Once this fast-track is enacted, only the Senate Finance Committee or House Ways & Means Committee can derail it by reverting it back to a 60-vote requirement before the final vote by negatively reporting out the implementing language of TPP. But that resolution would NOT be 'privileged' meaning House Speaker John Boehner or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could simply decline to bring it for a floor vote, thus keeping the 'fast track' in place. And sadly, both are in favor of TPP being the good little RINOS that they are.

** The TPP nations are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the U.S., and Vietnam.