See, women really do run the world! How come no one has tried this before?
And so began the first annual “Day of Rage”. It wasn’t at all spontaneous. Starting back in March , ACORN founder Wade Rathke announced what he called “days of rage in 10 cities around JP Morgan Chase.” Rathke was president of an SEIU local in New Orleans. Let’s see; we have SEIU, ACORN & Code Pink. Fine upstanding & pro-American organizations all. The festivities are also being organized by Stephen Lerner of SEIU. Coincidentally, both friends of our President. Oh, that’s right, Obama was an ACORN lawyer. Lerner is a radical leftist. Rathke, the same. Lerner is the one that organized the recent SEIU, “Justice for Janitors” campaign.
According to the website Adbusters, a group promoting the demonstration, the goal of “#OccupyWallStreet” is to get President Obama to establish a commission to end “the influence money has over our representatives in Washington.” The group advocates camping out in Manhattan for months if needed to get the message across. Yeah, that’ll happen. The “Occupy Wall Street” website did instruct protestors to do so peacefully but as part of his planned protests, Lerner called for “a week of civil disobedience, direct action all over the city.” Lerner outlined his goals: “How do we bring down the stock market? How do we bring down their bonuses? How do we interfere with their ability to, to be rich?”I’m sure this will turn out just fine. After all, with these historically peaceful organizations running things, what could go wrong? Apparently nothing. I just got word the crowd was estimated at around 1,000. They were expecting 20,000. Oh well, maybe next time.
If we love the president we must pressure our legislators to vote for his jobs bill. Loving Obama is a great reason to pass a bill. That’s in the Constitution, right? If not, it should be.
The Prez must have his mojo back as the New York Post reported today, “More Americans want their member of Congress to vote in favor of the president’s jobs bill than against it by a 45% to 32% margin, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday”.
Oh no! That’s terrible news for all us right-wing wackos. Or is it? Let’s take a gander at the poll, shall we?
First thing to learn about trusting poll numbers is who conducted it. Gallup is a red flag right off the bat. But let us break it down. Maybe I’m wrong? Wrong, yeah, that’s a good one.
Here is the verbatim question that was asked to the participants:
“How closely have you been following the news about President Obama’s jobs bill, which he outlined in a speech to Congress last Thursday night– very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not at all?”
Answers: Very Closely = 22%, Somewhat Closely = 34%, Not too Closely = 22%, Not at All = 21%, No Opinion = 2%
Huh? So the people who have been paying no attention at all are virtually equal to very attentive ones? Yet their opinion is counted.
The following is direct from Gallup:
Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each daily sample of 1,000 national adults includes a minimum quota of 400 cell phone respondents and 600 landline respondents, with additional minimum quotas among landline respondents by region. Landline numbers are chosen at random among listed telephone numbers; cell phone numbers are selected using random-digit dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday.
Samples are weighted by gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, adults in the household, phone status (cell phone only/landline only/both, having an unlisted landline number, and cell phone mostly). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2010 Current Population Survey figures for the age 18+ non-institutionalized population living in U.S. telephone households. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting and sample design.
Sounds like they just spoke with first schmo that answered the phone. No mention of citizenship. No question of their voting status. No sample narrowing at all.
This poll, as I suspected, is total Crap and is meant only to sway the general, Jersey Shore watching, uninvolved masses as well as scare the ill-informed and spineless Congress.
The President’s bill is a boondoggle, should not be passed and I don’t love him.
The Obama campaign brainiacs have set up the website “Attack Watch”. It’s stated purpose is to “Challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives”. Is this an isolated incident or glimpse into our future?
Might this be the precursor to Obama’s stated goal of 2008?
In 2008 then presidential candidate Barack Obama announced, “ We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” What objectives would they be, I wonder?
It doesn’t sound at all ominous until you look back in history to discover another great socialist has done this before.
The APL (American Protective League) began under the Wilson Administration in 1917. Surprise, surprise! It was a private organization, that claimed to have over 250,000 members. They had what was called “semi official” status.
Assignments were given to the APL by the BOI (Bureau of Investigation, predecessor of the FBI) and by the War Department’s Intelligence Division to report on “seditious and disloyal” conversation. Now that sounds Constitutional.
From the authorized history of the APL comes this specimen case:
“Powers County, Colorado: investigated fifty cases of mouth-to-mouth propaganda, a notable cause being that of a German Lutheran minister who refused to answer the questions as to which side he wished to win the war (WWI). He asked for time. The next day he declared very promptly that he wanted the United States to win. He was instructed to prove this by preaching and praying it in private as well as in public, which he agreed to do.” I see nothing wrong with that. How about you?
The following is an excerpt from “The Authorized History of
The American Protective League” written in 1919.
“It is supposed that breaking and entering a man’s home or office without warrant is burglary. Granted. But the League has done that thousands of times and has never been detected! It is entirely naive and frank about that. It did not harm or unsettle any innocent man. It was after the guilty alone, and it was no time to mince matters or to pass fine phrases when the land was full of dangerous enemies in disguise. The League broke some little laws and precedents? Perhaps. But it upheld the great law under the great need of an unprecedented hour.” So, for the greater good, I guess that’s all right.
Will this “Attack Watch” silliness lead to anything more nefarious? I don’t know. I do know who our president is & those that surround him, so it gives me pause that this is an isolated incident.
All you super rich. The dereliction of your pecuniary responsibilities has not gone unnoticed. Famous game show host Chuck Woolery gives all you GWL’s (Guilty White Liberals) a way to assuage that guilt. Just follow his simple instructions. The New York Times is certain to pen a glowing article of your heroics. Maybe even Time’s “Man of the Year”.
Ok, so I didn’t watch the republican debate last night. They had a lot of nerve scheduling it against Monday Night Football. And not just Monday Night Football, but the Patriots!
So now I have to play catch up.
Here’s what I’ve heard so far. It’s been confirmed for me; Romney is a big government progressive republican. He’s dropped any pretense of Tea Partyism. He’s gone full-bore for support of beltway hack republicans. I do agree with John McRomney on one thing. Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme. It’s much worse. You must opt into a Ponzi scheme & you may also opt out at any time. It’s purely voluntary. See the difference?
Should Mitt show up at any Tea Party event, he should be booed off the stage.
Ditto for Ron Paul. He’s wacked. His stance on Foreign Policy is so far gone, it’s no longer even amusing. I can see George Washington blaming the Continental Congress for Englands’ attack on us. That’s enough of that.
I’m glad to see Perry sticking to his guns regarding Social Security. He can win this argument if he can educate the dopes out there using the Galveston Model or, as Herman Cain extolled, the Chilean Model. I still can’t support Perry largely due to his immigration stance. That just flys in the face of the Tea Party.
At this point, and I’ll probably regret this but, I’m liking Newt a whole bunch. He’s tough, smart, articulate & has all the right answers. I need to find out if he’s had a come to Jesus moment and is truly the Newt of old, or just really good actor.
I’ll have more as I get further into it.
Have you forgotten? Have you forgotten how shocked you felt? How sad you felt? How angry you felt? Where you were? The barrage of human emotions that overcame us all. I was shocked but not saddened. I was pissed off. Whoever did this needed to pay and pay dearly!
We haven’t forgotten and never will. We were angry and plenty of us, once we found out who the enemy was, wanted to wipe them from the face of the planet. Pearl Harbor also galvanized us against our enemies. It caused the same type of hatred for them, but unlike the Japanese & Germans (and the Italians), 40 or 50 years from now these animals will still be trying to kill us.
Although I do mourn the fallen on that day, I’m not as much upset at what happened 10 years ago as I am continually reminded how pitiful our response was & is. Hard choices must be made and I fear will not. We were able to end a World War in about 4 years & yet this is the never-ending story.
Today I mourn the brave men & women that die in battle for us in the name of the status quo. Not enough of us have the stomach to actually defeat this enemy. We don’t have the black & white WWII mentality.
Mourn the fallen today. Stop by a firehouse or police station & say thank you. Never forget how you felt so, God forbid, if it happens again, we can take care of it as if it were World War III, because it is.
Question: Who could have seen this coming? Answer: Anyone with a brain.
Ah, the Arab Spring. The democratic uprising of peaceful law-abiding citizens and Al Jazeera is there to document every harmonious moment. Oh, and to blame Israel. There they all were, minded their own business, when one of their innocent brethren was killed in cold blood. That would make anyone spontaneously riot, tear down walls and trash a building. Happens to me every week.
There is no possible way this was a setup. No one ever intended or did any preplanning to storm the Israeli Embassy. Unthinkable.
Seriously, wake up people. This is only the beginning. These are not isolated incidents. They may or may not have centralized coordination but it doesn’t require that. When whole swathes of people have like minds the outcome will be the same. The eventual destruction of Israel & the western culture.
So go ahead and cheer the great democratic uprisings and keep dismissing the obvious. Just remember Martin Niemoller; “They came for me and there was no one left …”.
The first ever GAO audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past
few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank
bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie
Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit
in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill
(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke,
Alan Greenspan and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and
lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets.
Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly
100-year history were posted on Senator Sander’s web page (July 21, 2011).
What was revealed in the audit was startling:
$16,000,000,000,000.00 (TRILLION) had been secretly given out to US banks
and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From
the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had
secretly bailed out many of the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest. Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious the American public would
have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs. To place $16 trillion into perspective, remember that GDP of the United States is only $14.12 trillion. The entire national debt of the United States government spanning its 200+ year history is only $14.5 trillion.
The budget that was debated so heavily in Congress and the Senate was only $3.5 trillion. Take all of the outrage and debate over the $1.5 trillion deficit into consideration, and swallow this Red pill: There was no debate about whether $16,000,000,000,000 would be given to failing banks and failing corporations around the world. In late 2008, the TARP Bailout bill was passed and loans of $800 billion were given to failing banks and
companies. That was a blatant lie considering the fact that Goldman Sachs alone received 814 billion dollars. As is turns out, the Federal Reserve donated $2.5 trillion to Citigroup, while Morgan Stanley received $2.04 trillion. The Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank, a German bank, split about a trillion and numerous other banks received hefty chunks of the $16 trillion.
When you have conservative Republican stalwarts like Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Ron Paul (R-TX) as well as self identified Democratic socialists like Bernie Sanders all fighting against the Federal Reserve, you know that it isn’t an issue of Right versus Left. When you have every single member of the Republican Party in Congress and progressive Congressmen like Dennis Kucinich sponsoring a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, you realize that the Federal Reserve is an entity onto itself. The Fed has no oversight and no accountability and they’ve fought for years to keep it that way. Wonder why?
They’ve done such a good job of covert ops & coverup, maybe Uncle Ben should be the next CIA Director? That is, after he’s released from the prison he should be in.
Congress should return our country to its original monetary system and do its duty to regulate the coining of the currency of America as per the U.S. Constitution.
Author: Unknown / Attribution: Greg
Bully for Rick Perry for calling Social Security what it is, a Ponzi scheme. For that, I’m a little more hopeful. He should’ve really gone on the attack regarding the Global Warming myth. I haven’t been a Perry man & I’m not still, but I’ll keep watching and listening. Still have questions; mainly illegals & executive orders. He needs to be more down-home. Let his hair down, as it were. That was one of W’s most endearing qualities.
Boo Hiss for the reasonable Romney for believing we’re too stupid to hear the truth about Social Security. It’s too bad Mr. Romney thinks it’s too scary for people to hear. He is a moderate, maybe even a progressive. He certainly appears to be a big-government republican.
Herman Cain is awesome. His 9-9-9 plan sounds very promising. Every answer he gave was well thought, reasoned & passionate. He does need to lighten up a bit. Be more endearing. He’s one of only two that speaks in plain English, not political bullcrap speak. The other is Newt.
Michelle Bachmann, whom I love, can’t be elected. I am now convinced of it. I wish I were wrong. You might as well prop up a wooden manikin. I like what she says, but she sure doesn’t show it. I see absolutely no passion. She barely moves. That saddens me, but that’s the reality. Dress down a little. Drop the Over-the-top Barbie look. Get Real. Look for her to be the V.P.
Newt was awesome. He speaks plainly & with force. He says all the right things; taxes, Bernanke, energy. He is brilliant & would wipe the floor in a debate against Obama. Newt is the epitome of “Knowledge is Power”. He has everything I want except my trust. I’ve previously described him as a convenient conservative. He thinks like me when it appears to be safe to do so. It seems like when he gets some heat, he folds. Not good. I wish I could love Newt, but he scares me.
Santorum simply doesn’t have what it takes. He is constantly speaking of his record in congress. No one cares. Show some passion. Be animated. He is not taking advantage of his limited opportunities. He’s done. Too bad. I like almost everything he stands for.
Ron Paul, I love, like I love my crazy Uncle. I agree with a lot of things he says. He is truly no-nonsense. You know exactly where he stands. He would be my Treasury Secretary.
Jon “The Science is Settled” Huntsman, please. He is John McCain. No chance!
So, what’s the bottom line? In my opinion, Perry, Newt & Cain showed the strongest. Not that these are the frontrunners, just the ones that shown through last night. Newt & Cain may drop out tomorrow, for all I know.
Next debate it may flip completely. It’s still very early.