Saturday, October 8, 2011

Guest Article - Who Are The Protesters?

Ninety-Nine Percent Narcissists
by Joe Klein

"The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators call themselves the “99 percenters,” pitting those whom they characterize as the rich, greedy 1 percent capitalists against the 99 percent of the people whom the 1 percent are supposedly exploiting. A more accurate description of the demonstrators is that they are 99 percent narcissists engaging in a form of self-glorified street theater. And that’s giving them the benefit of the doubt that 1 percent of them may be misguided but authentic idealists.

The narcissists think they are the American incarnation of the Arab Spring. But whatever one believes about the motivations and effectiveness of the Arab Spring movements, the protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and other countries in the Middle East-North African region were protesting against real oppression. They have been gunned down and tortured for demonstrating against some of the world’s most repressive regimes. By contrast, the 99 percenters are complaining that they were briefly detained after disobeying police warnings not to block traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge or further uptown. Some of the drivers who were blocked by the protesters were themselves part of the 99 percent trying to get to work and back.

Occupy Wall Street does not have a clear focus. Its “causes” are all over the map, but with a common anti-establishment theme. They crave media attention for themselves and their various complaints du jour. A proposed list of demands posted by one user on the website, which its administrators describe as a “collective,” were disowned by the site’s administrators.

But at least one of these demands – “free college education” - seems to be resonating with many of the mostly young crowd. They want their student loan debts forgiven.

The demonstrators are clueless about the fact that since July 1, 2010, under a bill signed by “hope and change, yes we can” Barack Obama, it is the U.S. Department of Education that has taken over making student loans from the banks and other private-sector or quasi-private sector lenders such as Sallie Mae who had received a federal subsidy for making government-guaranteed college loans. The anti-Wall Street demonstrators clamoring for free college education and student debt forgiveness are wasting their time in New York’s financial district. They should be joining their comrades protesting in Washington, D.C. at the White House, Department of Education and Capitol Hill. They should also be protesting at the colleges themselves, which have been raising their tuitions at a far greater pace than the general rate of inflation.

More fundamentally, there is a selfish assumption at the core of the demand. These self-proclaimed 99 percenters are themselves mostly in the top one percent world-wide in terms of wealth and economic opportunities. The protesting youthful global 1 percenters feel entitled to suck other peoples’ money into paying for their college education rather than reaching out to help meet the far more critical humanitarian needs of the global 99 percenters, such as working towards alleviation of hunger and disease in the poorest regions of the world. That is narcissism in action.

How about we see more entrepreneurs like the late icon of the technology world, Steve Jobs, who dropped out of college because he said it was consuming all of his parents’ savings. He didn’t whine or ask for hand-outs. Instead, he exemplified the best of America’s self-reliant, entrepreneurial spirit and went on to do great things.

Another of the more popular demands of the Occupy Wall Street crowd appears to be something along the lines of a guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment. What exactly does this mean? Who defines what a living wage is? Who is paying for the guarantee? Are the self-proclaimed 99 percenters saying that 99 percent of the American people are not making a living wage? More likely, they are simply demanding yet another government entitlement that is intended to punish success and reward slackers.

Then there are some of the more prominent supporters who are supposed to provide legitimacy to the movement. These include the requisite Hollywood celebrities such as Russell Simmons, Roseanne Barr, Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon, whose millions place them in the top tier of the 1 percent.

There are also some labor unions, mostly representing government workers whose fat pensions far exceed virtually anything available in the private sector and are bleeding taxpayers dry who are living in the 99 percent category. Meanwhile, the leaders of these unions are mostly 1 percenters.

Finally, there are the professional year-around protesters like Jodie Evans, the co-founder of the far-left Code Pink. In January 2010, Evans and Code Pink asked the Muslim Brotherhood to “join us in cleansing our country!” In December 2009, Evans and Code Pink led more than 1,000 leftists, among whom were Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, to Cairo in order to deliver “humanitarian aid” to the terrorist Hamas-led government of Gaza.

While there may be some well-meaning idealists amongst the Occupy Wall Street protesters, they are dwarfed by the 99 percent narcissists and the manipulating union and radical leaders who are exploiting the youthful protest for their own ulterior motives."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Obama Promotes Anarchy!

Deplorable Behavior
Why would a sitting President promote and support civil disobedience and clashes with police departments across the USA? We really shouldn't be surprised should we? We elected a "Community Organizer" as the President of the USA. Isn't that what community organizers do? In a recent speech, Obama voiced strong empathy for those protesters giving them encouragement to continue their agitations at taxpayers danger and expense.

Who's Side is He On?
It should be rather obvious at this point, that Obama is just more than "sympathetic" with these protesters. He actually wants to see more of them, so we can have our streets filled like Greece.

As a community organizer who did Obama have close ties with? Obama worked diligently for and with ACORN (Action of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and SEUI (the Service Employees Union). Guess who's behind the current demonstrations? ACORN, SEIU, George Soros, the DNC (Democratic National Committee), the Democratic Socialists of America, the Working Family Party, AND, last but not least, the White House!

This can't be true! Think again and check it out by viewing the videos that show these connections.

Our President is promoting civil unrest and civil disobedience to the law. Our President!! This is unprecedented in the history of the USA. What the hell is going on? Why is this happening? Obama WANTS to "fundamentally Change America" folks, and this is how he does it under the tutorage of George Soros!

Action To Take
Express your disgust and dismay with his support of these LAW BREAKERS!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Obama's Secret "Kill Panel"

How Much Power? The Face of Tyranny
Yesterday's blog pointed-out the danger of the President grabbing and exercising so much power that he can decide whether to kill you without any court intervention. Only DICTATORS do that. This is a radical use and ABUSE of Presidential power. In fact, the President is NOT given these powers as outlined in his job description in the US Constitution. Check the Constitution for yourself. The President is supposed to protect America, not create "Kill Panels" to exterminate Americans. There's nothing there that says the President can execute, assassinate, or kill anyone. No, he took this from the Dictatorship's Handbook. What are we allowing to happen here? This is pure EVIL - not Presidential.

Further Proof
Reuters News has just published an article that describes a "secret government panel" that can and does put Americans on a so-called "kill list." The government panel is composed of "senior government officials" who inform the President of their decisions. This includes the Department of Justice (DOJ) which includes Eric Holder who happens to be under suspicion of perjury. There is no public record of the charter of the secret panel, their operations, or there decisions. They apparently are only accountable to the President. They are a sub-set of the White House's National Security Council. Be aware that there is NO LAW on the books that establishes the existence or charter of such a panel.

What Exactly is Going on Here?
It seems that the President has created this "Kill Panel" and made it his responsibility is to ratify the decisions recommended by HIS secret panel. (This is similar to the way he created 31 Czars with NO authority whatsoever). There are no checks or balances, no court interventions, if you're on the list, too bad for you! Even if you're innocent, you're DEAD!

The White House tries to explain the recent "terrorist" assassination of Awlaki by saying that this demonstrates Obama's toughness towards "militants" (not terrorists) who threaten the USA. Yeah, how would you like to be on THAT LIST? It is the tool of a tyrannical Fascist government!!

In 2008 it was Obama who said that BUSH was the bad guy for using drone attacks against al-Qaida. Now that he's in office, it seems he may have expanded HIS powers a tad more than his predecessor. He now uses drones to kill American citizens. As far as we know Bush never had any secret "Kill" panels or kill any Americans!!

Abuse of Power
This IS a total abuse of the office of the President. This has to be an impeachable action. Obama IS forming a totalitarian government with secret Kill panels. What's next - his own secret police? This doesn't sound like America any more! What are we becoming?

Why aren't Americans upset? Don't YOU care? Show your outrage!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Have it Both Ways

Trust Obama
Can we trust Obama to always make the right decision when killing Americans or "Terrorists"? So far, his position is clear. If you're captured as a military combatant, he wants to treat you like a criminal with full constitutional rights. It doesn't matter if you are a US citizen or not. He wanted to have a trial in NYC to prove the point that we are a fair and just country. However, if HE deems you as a "terrorist" and you are an American citizen, you can be assassinated on his command. Does anyone see a problem with this? Isn't this having your cake and eating it too? In other words, this is taking both sides of the same argument.

Follow the Logic
Yes, it's true that Awlaki was a probably terrorist and he was a dirt bag. We're glad he's dead because he was likely involved in plans that resulted in killing Americans. As a US citizen, he was in all likelihood guilty of Treason. Unfortunately, we'll never know. This was never decided in any US court. It was Obama who decided that Awlaki should be executed without ANY constitutional rights. Wasn't Obama was playing God? What happened to HIS logic used for others to have a fair trial? We're NOT defending terrorists here. We're looking at an abuse of power.

Be Afraid
If Obama can make that mortal decision, what's stopping him from executing ANYONE he pleases? Seriously. Anyone! What's stopping him from doing that? Absolutely nothing! Obama uses the same logic in his class warfare attacks against the rich. He wants to raise their taxes because they should pay "their fair share." Ok, so next week, next month, or next year, why can't he direct his tax increase towards you so you can pay "your fair share?" Nothing "logically" stops him. He's playing both sides of the coin and is doing WHATEVER HE PLEASES! That's dangerous for a man in his powerful position. This power can be abused easily and we can do little to stop it. He's good at this and we should all be concerned.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Eric Holder is a Liar

Attorney General
The duties of the Attorney General is to uphold the law - not violate it! Ever since Congress started investigating Operation Fast and Furious(the gunrunning deal with Mexican drug dealers), Holder and HIS cronies have been stonewalling Congress on giving them any of the written information sources that Congress requested. Besides ignoring Congressional supoenas Holder apparently lied while under oath. That's a violation of the law.

New documents just released by the ATF indicated that Holder knew about the gun-running program as early as 2010. In contradiction, under his recent Congressional testomony under oath, he stated that he was "not sure of the exact date [he first learned of Fast and Furious], but I probably heard about Fast and Furious over the last few weeks." This statement is not only misleading, but incorrect.

Perjury Committed
When you lie under oath, that's called perjury. It appears that Holder has violated the law. He doesn't belong in the office of Attorney General because he has no integrity or honor and likely lied to cover his ASS. This is just another reason why we should NOT trust the government - especially when we have guys like this in charge.

Action To Take
Show your outrage and demand that Holder be fired immediately and face criminal prosecution for perjury. Get rid of the corruption in our government! Throw the bums out now!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Feel the Momemtum

Cain is Surging
You can see it. You can feel it. Herman Cain is gaining momentum in the Presidential race. Why? His message is resonating with voters and more are realizing that he really can be elected. He gets it! He speaks for the heartland of this country. He SOUNDS LIKE AN AMERICAN. Now that's a change we can believe in.

His Positions - in Brief
Where does Cain stand on the BIG issues? Here are his positions summarized:

  • National Security-The primary duty of the President of the United States is to protect our people with a limited federal government. National security isn’t about politics. It’s about defending America. Further, we must stand by our friends and we must not be fooled by our enemies. We should never be deceived by terrorists.

  • The Economy-The role of the federal government should be to encourage economic growth by ensuring conditions that will allow businesses to thrive, not just survive. The federal government does NOT create jobs. That means less legislation, less regulation, lower taxes and business-friendly policies.

  • Spending-Government spending is out of control. And we the people will not tolerate it any longer. We will eliminate some of our entitlement programs. Nothing should be off the table. Every federal agency, every government program and expenditure must be reviewed and revised.

  • Energy-Liberals continue to perpetuate the misunderstanding that the high energy consumption of a thriving nation and conservation of our precious planet are at odds with one another. Subsidies on agricultural products, like ethanol-producing corn, have become a mechanism for the government to pick and choose industries it favors, while doing little to enhance our ability to harness real alternative energy resources. Instead, we must allow all forms of energy the ability to develop in a free market system.

  • Healthcare-Abolish ObamaCare. President Obama and Congressional Liberals have dismantled the free market health care system and replaced it with health care “deform.” They have passed measures that compromise the sacred patient-doctor relationship, eliminate patient choice, stick a bureaucrat in the examining room, ration care and do nothing to limit frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of health care. In all of these provisions, they made health care more expensive and less accessible for American families they claimed to protect.

  • Immigration-Illegal immigration puts a tremendous strain on America’s entitlement and health care systems. Illegal immigrants are typically uninsured and cannot afford to pay for their medical care. We must secure our borders, enforce our laws and promote the existing path to citizenship. Protecting our nation’s sovereignty should be a paramount concern and not an afterthought or a reaction once the problem becomes even worse.

  • Entitlements-Big government enthusiasts designed social programs to provide a financial safety net, but, in turn, dependency on the government for the most vulnerable in society became an expected entitlement. Decades since their inception, far too many Americans have shifted their expectations from government assistance to entitlement. Too many people have exchanged their freedom for a false sense of security. It is time to admit the mistakes, and get the federal government out of the way. This will allow states, cities, churches, charities and businesses to offer a helping hand instead of a handout where they live. People closest to the problems are the best ones to solve the problems effectively.

  • Regulations-The federal government has amassed incredible amounts of control through its ability to regulate everything from emissions to food to businesses. Some regulation is necessary to protect American consumers and taxpayers, but excessive regulation has driven up the price of the goods and services. Cutting regulations would be an immediate boost for our weakened economy. It would signal to businesses and investors that the government intends to maintain conditions that allow for them to thrive, not to bog them down with additional costs they must inevitably pass on to their consumers. The free market, aided in part by the watchful eyes of investors and consumers, will regulate itself.

  • Education-Unfortunately, education has become weighed down with administration that has shifted the focus from educating students to maintaining an excessive level of bureaucracy through expanded unionization and regulation. It’s time to unbundle education from the federal government down to the local level. Expand school vouchers and charter schools.

  • Faith and Family-Our Founding Fathers recognized a higher power in the formation of this nation when they said in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and that they are “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.” It was no accident that in some of our earlier years as a free and independent nation that our leaders added “In God We Trust” to all of our currency.

Why Pundits Don't Want Cain
The pundits who always place Herman Cain at the back of the pack do so for one reason. They are afraid of him! A conservative Black man? REALLY? Oh yes, REALLY!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


New Reality Show
Ok, you just inherited $3.5 TRILLION dollars (after taxes). How quickly could you spend it all? Seriously, how long would it take you to blow $3.5 TRILLION? Do you think you could spend it all in in 34 months? We know someone who has.

This is the new "reality show" that we have created in the November 2008 elections.

Stimulus "Shimulus"
Well one of the first ways of blowing $3.5 trillion would be to create some sort of "emergency" that would need immediate attention. Something like a housing and banking crisis. If that happened, you could easily throw over a TRILLION at it and no one would complain or be upset because you would be "solving" the problem. Hence, the Fannie and Freddie fiasco. Brilliant!

Nationalize & Take-Over
Another way of spending huge amounts of money would be to come to the "rescue" of the automobile industry, saving thousands of American jobs. You could dump BILLIONS into this and come-out looking like a Hero. While you're at it, you could SCREW investors and protect your Union buddies while Nationalizing the automobile industry. Wow, that's killing more than two birds at a time! Not only would you "Save" the car companies, but you could also OWN THEM too. Then you could have your illegally appointed "Czars" hire and fire CEOs and regulate their salaries as well. Genius!

After taking care of the "Big Guys who contributed to your campaign, you could focus your attention to the little twerps in America - it's citizens. You could institute a Cash - 4 - Clunkers program to get Americans to buy cars and trucks from your newly acquired automobile companies. This could easily cost BILLIONS more. Great Idea, go for it!

More Bailouts
Hey the bailouts were popular, so let's try them again. This time we can help the people should never have been given a mortgage in the first place (thanks to Barny Frank and Chris Dodd - who actually caused the collapse of the Mortgage and Housing industry) by giving them a TRILLION in mortgage bailouts to people who cannot afford to buy a house in the first place. Damn, we're on a roll!

Cap & Trade
Too bad Congress wouldn't or couldn't pass Cap & Trade. This would have allowed energy rates to skyrocket, and give you the chance to "invest" in alternate energy projects like solar and wind power. They have been disastrous endeavours in Spain where they went bankrupt doing so while destroying 2.5 jobs for every "green job" created. You could literally spend BILLIONS and BILLIONS developing "new sources" of power while destroying coal-fired electrical plants. You could also destroy and collapse the entire coal reserves (biggest in the world).

Never mind, we don't need Congress to do all that. We can get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to "regulate" energy and pollutants and accomplish the same thing without pesky Congress! Splendid! Go For IT!!

How many wars can the USA actually fight at one time? If we stretch it, maybe 5 at the same time! Yeah, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Yemen. We can spend a ton of money doing that! Forget pulling out. The longer the better. Meanwhile we could also piss-off the entire Muslim world by occupying their countries for the sake of "freedom and Democracy." We could call it the "Arab Spring."

Solar Energy
Using the guise of becoming energy independent, we could "invest" BILLIONS in risky solar companies like Solyndra, First Solar, SolarReserve, SunPower Corporation, and several others. This could easily piss-away well over a TRILLION! While we're at it, we could give kick-backs to our political friends at those companies and make everybody happy! Great Idea.

And On and On and On...
After 34 months we could have blown $3.5 trillion and then go to Congress and ask for another $1.5 trillion for another Stimulus. Only this time, we cannot call it stimulus because that is a dirty word now because it didn't create ANY jobs. Hey, let's call it the "JOBS PLAN" instead. Superb idea!

Quite A Show
After 34 months we have seen this "reality show" play-out in front of our very eyes. Congressman Allan West (R, FL) has come out and called Obama a "Marxist" and a "Socialist who is trying to collapse America". Some people are getting the picture clearly! Are you??