Saturday, June 18, 2011

Obama Knows Best

Key Word Is "Hostility"
There are many dictionaries so OK, let's define "HOSTILITY" using them:

  • enmity or antagonism

  • (Military) (plural) fighting; warfare

  • a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness.

  • conflict, opposition, or resistance in thought or principle

OK, that takes care of THAT definition. So how about "WAR"?
  • a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations

  • a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end

  • A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

  • a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.

Get the idea? If you're bombing from the air and killing men, women, and children (like in Libya), you are at WAR. That is not unlike the definition of "hostility" in the military sense. When you use airplanes or when you fire 112 American missiles into Libya, you are at WAR with them!

Obama Rejected This Idea
According to the New York Times, (NYT), Obama ""rejected the views of his top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue military participation in the air war with Libya without Congressional approval". Instead of following their advice, Obama took the view that the Libyan "campaign" was not covered by the War Powers Act. WOW!

Congressman John Boehner (R, OH) and Speaker of the House, said "The administration gave its opinion on the War Powers Resolution, but it didn’t answer the questions in my letter as to whether the Office of Legal Counsel agrees with them,” he said. “The White House says there are no hostilities taking place. Yet we’ve got drone attacks under way. We’re spending $10 million a day. We’re part of an effort to drop bombs on Qaddafi’s compounds. It just doesn’t pass the straight-face test, in my view, that we’re not in the midst of hostilities."

Obama disagrees
Of Course! Obama holds on the theory that American forces have NOT been in "hostilities" as described in the War Powers Act because NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) took control of the operation. (If this is true, then this also is a direct violation of the US Constitution because our military is NOT pledged under oath to anyone but the USA). He thinks that it's OK for the USA to assume a "supporting role" even though we still BOMB and send drones (unpiloted bombs) to attack Libyan targets. Obama also maintains that because there are no troops on the ground, Libyan forces are unable to fire at them meaningfully and that the military mission is "constrained" from escalating by the United Nations National Security Council.

It's All Blather!
Do you believe this CRAP? Is it any wonder why Congress has filed a lawsuit against the President? He has overstepped his authority and totally IGNORED the Congress. He deliberately broke the law with HIS decision. He went against his top legal authorities who took the opposite position.

He should be held accountable for his ILLEGAL actions. If these decisions and behavior do not constitute high crimes and misdemeanours then what does? This is an impeachable offense! After the courts rule, Obama should be impeached for violating his oath of office and for ignoring the law of the land!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Never Mind, It's OK

Forget the Presidential Lawsuit
Don't worry America, Obama didn't break the law of the land after all! It's OK to start a war in Libya without Congressional approval. At least that what Nanci Pelosi (D, CA) says! Here are her comments:

"I believe the limited nature of this limited – of this engagement — allows the president to go forward. Now, I am reviewing the report he has, that they have sent to the Congress – the unclassified is in the public domain — I’m going over the classified aspects of it.

But I think that part of that report shows an interaction and consultation with Congress and I’m satisfied that we can continue in the limited role that we have as part of NATO…

I’m satisfied that the president has the authority he needs to go ahead and I say that as one very protective of congressional prerogative and very supportive of consultation all along the way.

There, doesn't that put you all at ease and make you feel better? Who is she kidding?

Using Pelosi logic, she should have said that "we have to start the war, in order to see how it turns out."

Read The Constitution
Wasn't Obama supposed to be a Constitutional Lawyer or Professor of Socialistic Societies, or something before he was elected as President? Apparently both he and Nancy Pelosi neglected to read the entire Constitution. I'm referring to Article I, Section 8 that says "The Congress shall have the Power To... Declare War...". Gee, I didn't see any reference about the President Declaring War anywhere in the Constitution.

President's Job Description
The Constitution clearly gives a good description of the President's "powers" in Article II, Sections 1-4. Here are the President's duties:

"Article II, Section 1
The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.

The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves. And they shall make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each; which list they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President; and if no person have a majority, then from the five highest on the list the said House shall in like manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by States, the representation from each state having one vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the choice of the President, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice President.

The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Section 2.
The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.

The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

Section 3.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

Section 4.
The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

So What's The Beef?
After reading the President's job description do you still think that Congress is wrong about Obama's "military action" in Libya? Hopefully you should reach the conclusion that Obama HAS overstepped his LIMITED powers as President of the United States.

Congress is correct. Obama is WRONG and has broken the law. We should stop all funding for Libya IMMEDIATELY! What about impeaching him for this blatant violation and ABUSE of power? Isn't violating the Constitution a high crime?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest Article - The Fed Chairman

Bernanke should go

"WASHINGTON The recent release of documents showing that the Federal Reserve lent tens and possibly hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign banks in 2008 and 2009 has raised more questions about Ben Bernanke's chairmanship of the Fed.

The lending may or may not have been the right thing to do at the time, given the financial crisis. But it was done in secret, and the only reason that we have the information now is because Bloomberg News and Fox Business News won a two-year court battle, using the Freedom of Information Act, to get the documents released.

The official excuse for such secrecy at the time of lending is that the borrowing institutions could suffer " runstheir loans were made public. That is debatable, but there is no excuse for keeping the information secret for years after the crisis has passed. This kind of secrecy is maintained to avoid political accountability, not for reasons of financial stability. Such practices are what we would expect from authoritarian governments, not the government of a democratic republic.

Accountability is really the main problem at the Fed. If there were any significant accountability, Ben Bernanke would never have become chairman of the Fed in 2006, and certainly wouldn't have kept his job after the economy collapsed.

Bernanke was a governor of the Federal Reserve in 2002, when the housing bubble was already identified by my colleague Dean Baker. Bernanke was oblivious to the bubble as it continued to expand to $8 trillion in 2006, before bursting and causing our worst recession since the Great Depression.

Bernanke should have been aware of Baker's analysis, which looked at house prices over the post-World-War II era, and especially the record run-up of 70 percent-after adjusting for inflation - from 1996 to 2006.

Before the bubble burst, Baker became the most cited source on the housing market for The New York Times. Economist Robert Schiller followed with an analysis of a century of house price data and came to the same conclusion - that this was a bubble that would inevitably burst. He was also frequently cited in the major media.

Baker showed clearly that this price run-up could only be explained by an asset bubble - that other explanations attributing it to demographics, building restrictions, or other changes in demand or supply were not consistent with the data. This was not rocket science for an economist of Bernanke's skill level. He is well-versed in economic history, including that of the Great Depression.

Yet as late as July 2005 Bernanke was asked directly if there was a housing bubble, and he replied: "I don't know whether prices are exactly where they should be, but I think it's fair to say that much of what's happened is supported by the strength of the economy."

In May 2007, just seven months before the Great Recession began, Bernanke stated: "We do not expect significant spillovers from the subprime market to the rest of the economy or to the financial system. The vast majority of mortgages, including even subprime mortgages, continue to perform well."

Bernanke therefore missed the biggest asset bubble in U.S. history, and then failed to anticipate the inevitable destruction that its bursting would cause in the overall economy. This is analogous to Japan's nuclear regulators' determination that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was safe from any tsunami.

The problem with rewarding incompetence and failure in high places is that even a well-regulated financial system - which we are still very far from achieving - cannot serve the public interest if the chief regulators don't do their jobs. Secrecy, lack of accountability, and incompetence - these are weapons of mass destruction for America's economy."

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama's Being Sued!

Three cheers for representative Dennis Kucinich (D, OH). He's one of the few Congressmen that has the courage to stand up to the President of the United States. Kucinich is filing a lawsuit that charges Obama with making an ILLEGAL end-run around Congress by declaring HIS own "military action" (war) in Libya!

Kucinich says "with regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies."

This lawsuit challenges the Obama administration's "circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad." It prohibits the White House (Obama) from conducting a war without congressional approval.
Kucinich and Congressman Walter Jones (R, NC) co-sponsored this lawsuit along with the following Congressmen:
  • John Conyers (D, MI)

  • Michael Capuano (D, MA)

  • Howard Coble (R, NC)

  • John Duncan (R, TN)

  • Roscoe Bartlett (R, MD)

  • Ron Paul (R, TX)

  • Tim Johnson (R, IL)

  • Dan Burton (R, IN)

Bring Obama Down a Notch
It's about time someone in Congress stood up for the law of the land. We need to compliment these individuals for standing up for YOUR LIBERTIES! If any of these Congressmen are in your district, be sure and let them know that you appreciate their efforts to stop Obama from violating the US Constitution! He needs to be put in his place. He ALSO needs to read the Constitution to see what HIS job description is and what his limits are so he can abide by them!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Deliberate Action

Bankruptcy Policy
Is Obama deliberately trying to bankrupt America? This is not a preposterous question when you take a serious look at his policies and activities. Obama knows that America has a $14.4 TRILLION dollar debt. He knows it and yet he wants to keep spending and spending.

He recently offered Greece a bailout, and now he's giving Libya $1 BILLION dollars of newly printed money by Ben Bernanke. These actions are deliberate and not without consequence.

"Fundamentally Change America"
Before the election, Obama promised CHANGE but he never explained the details of what he meant by "Change." Unfortunately, now Americans are finding out. Also unfortunately, only about half of the country is onto his idea of change. The other half thinks that Obama is the greatest President ever. Meanwhile, our standard of living is slipping away and America is being flushed down the toilet into BANKRUPTCY.

Obama keeps repeating the same behavior. Americans want to believe that he is trying to fix our economic problems. But is you step back and take a hard look, you can also reach a very different conclusion.

Spend into Oblivion
Obama is spending more money than any President in the history of America. He's averaging $1 Trillion for each year he's in office. And yet, things are NOT getting any better. Food prices are going higher and higher. Gasoline is at record highs and he does not permit drilling when we have shortages. Unemployment is extended and gruesome. Obama is regulating coal-electric generation plans to close - forcing higher energy costs to consumers. Why? That's all deliberate. His administration keeps telling us that everything is OK. Does it feel OK to you? Does it really? Have you ever seen unemployment last this long and be so bad - ever in your lifetime?

Obama has bailed-out the automobile industry, the housing markets, the banks, and more. It has not done what bankruptcy would have done. He has bailed out financial institutions. The same institutions that should have been allowed to collapse. He's rewarding the bad behavior of those who have contributed to America's economic problems.

Obama keeps finding ways of spending more money. He has initiated 2 ILLEGAL wars that are costing BILLIONS! Why is America in 4 wars at the same time? That just makes no sense at all - unless you are deliberately trying to collapse the country by over spending it to DEATH!

Time to Start Questioning
It's time thinking America. It's also time to realize that America is sinking fast. Regardless of how the government spins what's going on, does it make any sense to you? Why haven't they started CUTTING spending? Why haven't they stopped printing (inflating) our money? Because it is a deliberate plan that they are following.

Don't Get Caught Short
Not much you can do about the corruption in Washington. We've seen what little impact voting has had on Congress. They have NO MORALITY. Even the newly elected Congressmen voted to renew the Patriot Act to eliminate your personal freedoms.

You need to make a plan for you and your immediate family. What will you do when the dollar collapses? Your credit cards will become worthless. Your savings too. What will you do? Will you be screaming for the government to help or will you be prepared to help someone else out? How much food do you have in your house? Can you rely on yourselves or are you totally dependent on getting the government to "solve" your problems. There's still time to make a plan and prepare - but not much. Watch the dollar. It is loosing value each and every day. When it crashes - will you crash too?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Obama's Sneaky Regulations

Cass Sustein
Remember that name. That's Obama's Regulatory Czar. Here' s his photo:

This is the face of America's number one BRAINWASHER!! He's working with all government departments to take control over your daily lives. He wrote the book titled "Nudge Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness."

Nudge - According to Sustein, a nudge is anything that influences our choices. He says when YOU KNOW (not YOU but HIM) what's best for people they have to be nudged in order to make the "right" decisions. You still allow them to decide, but you direct them into making the decision that YOU want them to follow. Those who are in a position to shape our decisiveness can overreach and persuade us to follow their way. Gee, isn't that like brainwashing?

Sustein says that every day people procrastinate too much and are too slow to decide things for themselves. He implies that the ELITES (like HIM) know best. When you want to "Fundamentally Change America" this needs to happen fast. He also believes that the world has gotten "too complex" for poor little us to fathom. We're too unsophisticated to delve through the complexities of mortgages, taxes, and other "complex" things. Sustein also believes that when people deal with High Stake decisions they do it the same way as any old every day-to-day decision. (We don't treat the hard decisions well and need a "nudge to move in HIS direction). In other words, he likes to "Stack the Deck" in HIS favor. Isn't this a form of FASCISM?

Obama realized this and ILLEGALLY appointed Sustein as "Regulatory Czar" (a made-up position without Senatorial approval) in charge of ALL government agencies!! Smart huh? Now Obama can "regulate" (nudge) things HIS way if Congress does NOT cooperate with him. Who needs Congress anyway? For example, when Obama tried to pass Cap & Trade it failed in Congress. So he got Cass Sustein to "regulate" using the Environmental Protection Agency instead!

Obama's latest SNEAKY REGULATION is soon to come. It will be rolled out in pieces over time so you don't see it coming before it's too late to scream! This new set of "regulations" force power companies to shut-down a significant number of coal-fired electricity plants by 2014!!

Note: America gets over 46% of its electricity from coal. Obama HATES COAL even though we have the world's largest coal reserves! Make sense to you? It doesn't unless you understand what the plan really is for America. Consumers under these regulations will see their electric bills jump an estimated 40 - 60 PERCENT!! Obama wants this to happen!!

Net Effect
The nudge there is to make Americans go to alternate sources for their energy requirements! This back door approach to SCREWING you into submission is Obama's way of saying "welcome Aboard America."

Action To Take
Start SCREAMING NOW ABOUT OVER REGULATION! Let your voices be heard clearly in Washington!

And most important, Throw-out this administration in the next election in 2012!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekly Polls

The Rasmussen Reports is an independent electronic publishing firm that specializes in public opinion polling. Here are some current results on some main issues:

Presidential Tracking Poll
This tracks how the President is doing by those surveyed.
  • Strongly Approve... 23%
  • Strongly Disapprove... 39%
  • Approval Index... -16

Presidential Approval Index
This chart is from

Job Approval Rating

  • 88% of voters say that they are paying more for groceries than a year ago.
  • 75% of voters want to show a photo ID at voting polls.
  • 24% say that they share Obama's political views.