02/24/12

New Poll: Even Democrat Voters Not Buying What Obama’s Selling

By: Jeffrey Klein
Examiner.com

A brand new poll just out from Democracy Corps, the Democrat polling organization founded by Democrats James Carville and Stan Greenberg, revealed that President Obama’s State of the Union job creation claims were one of the least popular messages tested–including those of Republicans, according to Conn Carroll’s Beltway Confidential article today.

The message, as excerpted … “In 2009, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month … biggest banks and auto companies on brink of pulling down economy … We righted the ship … over last 22 months businesses created 3 million jobs … more manufacturing jobs than 1990s … We still have a long way to go … [we] restored hope and possibility to the economy.”

How did that go over?

“Just pouring sugar on the thing to create a few temporary jobs is going to get us no place,” one Democrat-leaning focus group participant told Democracy Corps.

A Republican-leaning participant was even harsher … “I don’t see the kind of jobs numbers that I hear about from him.”

A memo of the polling results explains: “Voters report no improvement since last June in their job situation, experience with reduced wages and benefits, and health insurance coverage. Fewer have fallen behind on their mortgages, but this is a weak recovery at the personal level.”

An analysis of President Obama’s speech yesterday, before an audience of college students at the well-heeled University of Miami, portions of which are excerpted below from Bryan Walsh’s Time magazine article today, with my analysis providing confirmation of that sentiment.

BO: “We’re not going to … solve the problem of world oil markets. There is no silver bullet. There never has been.”

JK: It is not within the capacity of the Liberal Democrat Party to address the problem, because they are “married” to a voter base of anti-fossil fuel environmentalists, for whom facts and reason do not matter.

BO: … “America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years.”

JK: John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil and founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, disagrees, and told Fox News that oil production today is only 7 million barrels per day when it used to be 10 million per day.

“The failure of the United States of America, the world’s largest [oil] consumer, to adopt government policies to enable domestic production to increase and meet these conditions has been nil, nada, nothing, and that is unfortunate for American consumers.”

BO: “Last week, we announced … further energy exploration in the Arctic.

JK: Hofmeister indicates that the oil industry doesn’t need “exploration” leases … “We know where the oil is, but the government has to allow the companies to get the oil,” and charged the Obama administration with being “anti-drilling.”

The Alaska National Wildlife Preserve holds some of the largest known oil reserves in the world, and all things relative, resources and expertise are already in place, such that new fields could easily and quickly be brought online and connected to the existing Alaska pipeline.

BO: “We put … toughest fuel economy standards in history for our cars … trucks … and heavy-duty trucks … [to] average nearly 55 miles per gallon.”

JK: The CAFE standard was already high, at 35.5 mpg by 2016. By raising it 20 mpg over 9 years will add $3,000 to $5,000 to each new car’s price–eliminating 6.8 million, or half, of all new car buyers, as they won’t qualify for a new car loan, according to Bailey Wood of the National Auto Dealers Association.

That would send the U.S. auto industry into a tailspin, forcing the elimination of half of the remaining work force–mostly private sector labor union jobs.

BO: The payoff on [green energy] investments … don’t always come right away and some companies fail.

JK: To date, nearly $1 billion in Energy Department loans have been lost, as a result of the systematic and continuing failures of green energy company “experiments” like Solyndra, Beacon, Ener 1, and Serious Materials.

If the market wants it and there is a profit to be made, then investors will create it–without any help from the U.S. government and taxpayer dollars.

BO: “I will continue to do whatever I can to develop every source of American energy.”

JK: Obama had his chance but chose not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, an immediate source of 20,000 high-paying jobs, a prompt reduction in oil and gasoline prices, and the certainty of a future free from foreign oil.

There is no question that President Barack Obama’s radical socialist agenda is anathema to capitalism, and as such can offer no hope of producing an economic recovery, or returning greatness and exceptionalism to America.

The tip off is that he now only speaks before college students—because working adults would laugh him off the stage.

Copyright (c) 2012 by Jeffrey Klein

02/24/12

Columbine Father 12 years later …….

New Zeal

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness… The following is a portion of the transcript:

Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.

In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own
heart before casting the first stone!

My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not
allow that to happen!”

Darrell Scott

02/24/12

U.S. Failing, Debt Higher than Greece per Capita: Why?

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

We focus on the complex behind Barack Obama and its apparent implementation of the evil Cloward-Piven strategy (also Vladimir Lenin’s strategy) of overburdening America’s governmental budgets with unbearable loads of debt. This is being done, to create the weakness, suffering, chaos, and discontent necessary for revolt, with the globalist central banking complex coming to the rescue.

We call that The Failed State Strategy and my own opinion is that the powers that be are likely setting up Agenda 21 implementing, bankster financed Mitt Romney, by rational scrutiny a man familiar with deceit, to preside over America’s annihilation.

Romney seems handcrafted to provide both the excellent Wall Street target necessary for proletarian revolt, and to be the Quisling to sell out American sovereignty to global governance, the steel strings attached to a near-future bailout of an resource-horded America. Formerly the enemy of global colonialism, this new, failed America becomes compliant enough for conquest – having been deemed, of course, “too big to fail.”

Greece is being torn apart under such conditions. Call it a test market. Did you know our debt load is worse than theirs? I did not until I saw this, at The Washington Examiner.

February 23, 2012 3:03pm

U.S. Per Capita Government Debt Worse than Greece

by Conn Carroll Senior Editorial Writer

According to a new analysis by the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, the United States has a higher per capita debt burden than any European country, including riot-ridden Greece.

Using the most recent data available from the International Monetary Fund, the Senate Budget Committee found that U.S. federal government debt per capita is nearly $45,000. That is almost 15 percent higher than the per capita debt burden of Greece ($38,937).

The Senate Budget Committee also notes that our debt per capita would rise to $75,000 by 2020 if Presdient Obama’s budget became law.

Earlier last month, the U.S. government’s total out standing debt, $15,419,800,222,325, surpassed the nation’s gross domestic product ($15,294,300,000,000).

We wonder what needs to be done in order to spell it out clearly enough for comprehension and motivation, so enough Americans understand and wake up from The Matrix in time.

Do you want to survive?

Do you want America to survive as a sovereign, thus free country?

Excerpt reposted in its entirety due to his brevity

02/24/12

Scott Walker Needs Our Help Now in Wisconsin Recall

By: James Simpson
Gulag Bound

As you may be aware, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker successfully passed legislation last year that put a few restraints on public sector unions, despite their disgraceful occupation of the State capital building, the death threats and everything else they tried. So the unions launched a recall petition against Walker and four Republican Senators who voted with him.

The unions mobilized and garnered 1 million signatures for the recall, much more than enough. But now it appears that they used the typical ACORN method of swamping state authorities with bogus documents. Some of these petitions are plainly fraudulent (Donald Duck for example) but the state Accountability Board has said they will assume all are valid unless petitions are challenged.

True the Vote has created a simple system to check the validity of these petitions but they need to first enter the petitions in the system. They only have until February 27th to get this done!

Anyone, anywhere with access to a computer can help. This is a real opportunity to have a visible impact on the outcome of one of the most important issues we face today. If Scott Walker loses they will start doing this all over the country anytime they don’t get what they want!

You can sign up to help enter names right here:

http://www.ttvverify.com/volunteer

Please pass this to everyone on your distribution list and ask them to forward. We need to do this.

Best,

James Simpson


James Simpson

James Simpson is best known for his exposés of the Cloward-Piven strategy of manufactured crisis. He is a businessman and a former White House (OMB) staff economist and budget analyst.

In addition to his reporting and commentary at Examiner.com, his writings have been published in Big Government.com, American Thinker, Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, FrontPage Magazine, Soldier of Fortune, RightSideNews, and other venues. His blog is Truth & Consequences.

Images added by Gulag Bound

02/24/12

Man arrested for daughter’s picture of him with gun (Canada)

Hat Tip: BB

Read more at MRCTV…

1. 4 year old girl draws picture of “Daddy shooting burglars and monsters.”

2. Teacher takes picture to the Principal.

3. Principal contacts Child Protective Services.

4. Child Protective Services calls police.

5. Father comes to school to pick up child.

6. Father taken to the Principal’s office where he is arrested by 3 police officers.

7. Arrested, charged with possession of a firearm.

8. Handcuffed, taken to police station.

9. Strip-searched.

10. No weapon found.

02/24/12

The Russians and American Progressives: Together Again

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

The Russia Today (RT) Moscow-funded propaganda channel, which is backing the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, aired a special program on Tuesday night on how progressives in the U.S. can “Take Back the American Dream” by defeating Republicans. The propaganda effort was broadcast throughout the United States and produced in collaboration with major liberal groups such as the Campaign for America’s Future, MoveOn.org and Demos, all of them Soros-funded.

The host was Thom Hartmann, who regards himself as the nation’s number one progressive radio talk-show host.

The “National Teach-In to Take Back the American Dream” featured Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Heather McGhee of Demos; Leo Hindrey, a businessman and self-styled “Patriotic Millionaire;” Natalie Foster, the co-founder of Rebuild the Dream; and Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America’s Future.

Nobody on the program, which also aired on DISH Network, DirectTV and the Free Speech TV Network, demonstrated any concern about appearing on a Moscow-funded channel to promote the “American dream.”

The Russian regime, which has a habit of murdering journalists and political opponents, has a covert and overt program of manipulation of the Western media, similar to what the old Soviet KGB used to specialize in. Interestingly, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has just posted a blog on The Huffington Post, one of RT’s official “partners” in the media business.

However, demonstrating sensitivity to the charge that he is a paid Russian agent working in the progressive movement, Thom Hartmann has refused to discuss how much the Russians pay him to air his program “The Big Picture” on RT. When I questioned him about this, he actually grabbed my camera recording his response in order to avoid being seen stonewalling.

RT is the same channel that recently announced it was going to host a show with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, now under investigation for espionage against the U.S. The alleged WikiLeaks source for the largest theft of classified documents in U.S. history, Pfc. Bradley Manning, is being formally arraigned on February 23 on charges that include aiding the enemy.

In this video, produced by Accuracy in Media, several Soviet-like broadcasts are shown on RT featuring denunciations of the U.S. This is fairly typical of the fare offered by RT.

The Vladimir Putin regime started the channel in order to promote Russian interests abroad and serve as a cover for Russian intelligence operations. Anti-communist blogger Trevor Loudon calls RT “a propaganda arm of the Putin-Medvedev-KGB-run Russian thugocracy” and notes that former KGB officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky has described it as a channel for disinformation and propaganda from the Russian intelligence services. Medvedev is the current Russian president stepping down from the post at Putin’s direction so Putin can run again for president on March 4.

Putin, a former Soviet KGB officer, has just made headlines praising the Russian spies who stole U.S. atom bomb secrets.

Putin said, “You know, when the States already had nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels.” Putin was undoubtedly referring to atom bomb spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, members of the Communist Party who were executed for stealing U.S. atom bomb secrets on behalf of the Soviet Union.

These days, however, some Russian collaborators operate in the open, such as Hartmann and his ilk.

The purpose of the Hartmann show, a special edition of The Big Picture, was to push President Obama to the left, in terms of promoting more federal government economic programs, and discrediting proposals for smaller government and lower taxes coming from conservatives and Republicans. As such, however, the program may constitute foreign interference in U.S. election campaigns, a violation of federal election law.

The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits foreign corporations such as RT from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.

For purposes of the law, it can be argued that Hartmann, who is paid an unknown amount by the Russian regime, is operating as an agent of RT and prohibited from electioneering in the U.S.

The “American dream” show was promoted by many other liberal-left groups, including the AFL-CIO, without any hint that it was made possible through the generosity of the Russian regime. The Russia Today channel was referred to in promotional advertising simply as “RT TV,” which is how the channel wants to be known in the U.S., so that its Russian connection can be hidden from the viewing public.

Officially, however, RT is the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel that promotes the Russian government’s view on global news. RT TV is the American-based arm of the news organization, which is headquartered in Moscow and completely paid for by the Russian regime.

Thom Hartmann used to be a host on Air America, the liberal radio network which went bankrupt because of mismanagement and lack of listeners. His mentality is illustrated by the title over an article on his blog, “Why do Republicans let sick Americans die just to avoid a legislative victory for President Obama?” The post in favor of socialized medicine was written by his wife, pictured here in an unusual pose for a liberal—firing a gun. “Don’t mess with Louise,” the caption says. Louise Hartmann produces his show.

Thom Hartmann serves on the advisory board of Progressive Democrats of America, along with such notables as Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) leader Tom Hayden, Steve Cobble of the Institute for Policy Studies, and left-wing Democratic members of Congress John Conyers (Michigan), Donna Edwards (Maryland), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Raul Grijalva (Arizona), Jim McGovern (Massachusetts) and Lynn Woolsey (California).

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].

02/24/12

Washington Post Promotes “Bubbly” Communist

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

A Washington Post on-line publication that is part of the same unit which publishes Slate magazine has become a cheerleader for communist causes and an outlet for Media Matters propaganda.

TheRoot.com, which is owned by The Washington Post, recently ran a flattering portrait of a communist running for president on a pro-Soviet and anti-Israel platform. “Meet the Black woman running for president on a platform of socialist revolution,” the publication proclaimed. Peta Lindsay was described as a “bubbly African-American activist” who has been preaching “economic change through the socialist transformation of society.”

Lindsay is the 2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), whose website includes slogans such as “Defend revolutionary Cuba!” and “Free Palestine!” In 2008, the party ran Gloria La Riva for president and “pulled 6,818 votes across the nation,” the article says.

Lindsay is 27 years of age and doesn’t meet the constitutional age requirement to hold the office—a “technicality to which she pays little mind,” the article reveals.

Why is the Post promoting this fringe candidate who literally can’t even win?

Perhaps it’s because Lindsay serves the purpose of making Obama look like a moderate. Lindsay laughs at the notion that Obama is a socialist, the article says.

The Root article is by Cynthia Gordy, the former Washington Correspondent for Essence magazine, who reports that Lindsay’s “belief in socialism” was buttressed by a 2002 trip to Cuba, “where she marveled at the free education, housing and health care.” Nothing was said about the bankruptcy of the regime, its desperate need for trade and aid from the West, lack of basic human rights, harboring of American terrorists, and support for international terrorism.

Lindsay is a founding member of the PSL and a member of its Central Committee. The group is so extreme that it defends the old Soviet Union and participates in conferences of the International Communist Seminar, a gathering of political parties and organizations which defend Marxism-Leninism. It supports the Cuban dictatorship and the Marxist Hugo Chavez regime in Venezuela, calls Israel “a military garrison state serving the U.S. Empire in the Middle East,” and opposes “U.S. attempts to bring about ‘regime change’ in Lebanon, Syria and Iran…”

But the Post thinks she is deserving of special attention.

Identified as The Washington Post Company’s African American news and commentary site, The Root was founded in 2008 “under the leadership” of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, a close personal friend of President Obama. Remember that it was Obama who went to Gates’ defense when he resisted arrest in an incident outside his home in 2009. Obama said the white policeman who arrested Gates, who is black, acted “stupidly.” The policeman’s fellow officers said the arrest, made in response to disorderly conduct, was justified.

Technically, the Root is published by The Slate Group, an online publishing unit of the Post that also includes Slate magazine. The unit reports directly to Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham.

The “Blogs We Like” section at the bottom of the homepage of TheRoot.com includes Media Matters for America, the Soros-funded group that tries to censor conservative views; the Huffington Post; and “Pam’s House Blend,” a blog devoted to smearing opponents of homosexuality as bigots.

The influence of Media Matters can be seen in the Root article, “MSNBC Finally Ousts Pat Buchanan,” on the campaign to get rid of conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan. The article, “Grassroots Organizing Took Down Pat Buchanan,” noted the role of Media Matters and Color of Change in forcing Buchanan’s firing. The article said that Buchanan was “out of sync” with a network that has “offered groundbreaking shows to white and black liberal hosts like Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, and Melissa Harris-Perry.”

The article on Peta Lindsay isn’t the first time that The Root has publicized communist viewpoints. As we noted in another column, the on-line publication highlighted the involvement of Communist Party USA official Jarvis Tyner in the October 2, 2010, “One Nation Working Together” rally in Washington, D.C. Cord Jefferson, a staff writer for The Root, quoted Tyner as saying, “This is the real deal here. We don’t agree with Obama on everything, but the future of our country is associated with moving the country away from the last 30 years, and he’s part of that. He said the people ought to get involved and make the change that they want, and I think that’s a good thing for the country.”

Lindsay, however, viewed Obama as “beholden to the same corporate and financial interests as any other candidate,” the publication reported.

It turns out that The Washington Post has found Lindsay attractive in the past. A March 2003 Post column by Courtland Milloy, “Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda,” said, “Peta Lindsay is one of those people who gives me hope that all is not lost in America.”

At the time, Lindsay was a freshman at Howard University and national student coordinator for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER), a communist front. She specialized in African-American studies at Howard University and graduated in 2008. Her current bio says she is pursuing a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California “with the goal of becoming a public school teacher.”

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].