07/31/13

Watcher’s Council Nominations – “Phoney Scandals” Edition

The Watcher’s Council

I’m sure the families of Brian Terry, Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and over 300 Mexicans murdered because of Fast and Furious are happy to know that words – polite words anyway – fail me.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

Council News:

This week, Ask Marion, Maggie’s Notebook and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status for some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members on the oldest and most established blogging group in the ‘sphere… and grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety that comes with it. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

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07/31/13

Living Under Tyranny: Solidification of the Obama Dictatorship, Part I

Gulag Bound
By: Sher Zieve

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The Obama dictatorship is virtually complete. Since he began the occupation of what was once our White House, the dictator-in-chief has been busy writing one Executive Order after another designed to replace US law…with ObamaLaw. Under normal and saner times, these EOs would mean little-to-nothing because the checks and balances of co-equal branches of government would render them null and void if they flew in the face of Constitutional law. But, today, insanity is reigning supreme.

Note: For those of you raised in the government public school systems over the last three decades, the US Congress (which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate) and SCOTUS (the Supreme Court of the United States of America) are co-equal (under the US Constitution) with and to the Executive branch and each of the three branches of the US federal government legally carries 1/3 each of the power to run said government.

However, co-equal branches of the US government–like the Bill of Rights for US citizens–are no longer applicable in the USA. They have been replaced by dictatorial rule of and from the US White House; specifically under the now almost complete tyrannical control of Barack Hussein Obama. Why? Because Congress refuses to act and/or follow through on stopping Obama and his demolition-of-America team from destroying the US Constitution, individual rights and SCOTUS is now openly ruling in both bizarre and unconstitutional ways. This abrogation of duty has resulted in the submission of the Legislative and Judicial branches of government to the Executive branch.

Question: Are members of Congress and SCOTUS (minus their female members) now required to bow down and pray five times a day in the direction of Washington D.C. to Obama? Does Obama provide the prayer mats?

What has occurred that has allowed this to happen is nothing less than treason and the “aiding and abetting of the enemies of the United States of America.”

Militarized Police Force illegally grabbing guns (all source materials and complete articles below)

  1. In April 2013, under the NY SAFE (Secure Ammunition & Firearms) Act, Governor Cuomo of New York issued orders revoking permits for legally owned guns and advised the owners that they must surrender those permits and “any and all weapons” over to the police. The persons receiving this mandate are those citizens who are taking anti-anxiety drugs. First, HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws were broken and the information received about individual prescribed drugs acted upon by NY was obtained illegally and second…the Right to Bear Arms contained in the Second Amendment was (following Obama’s example) thrown onto the street, stomped on and swept into the gutters of New York by another dictatorial Democrat executive.
  2. In Medford Oregon May 2013, military veteran Corey Thompson’s AR-15 was confiscated and he was arrested when wanted felon Jonathon Kinsella tried to force his way into Thompson’s home and Thompson fired a warning shot. The Blaze reports: “Thompson was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and reckless endangering. The veteran’s AR-15 was seized by police because they claim it was used in the commission of a crime.”
  3. Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham, who had previously been honored for his service by President George W. Bush, was arrested while on a 10-mile hike in Texas with his son in March 2013. He was arrested by police (who had apparently been following him) for “rudely displaying” his firearm. Huh? Is this a real law? The rifle was being carried, as the area of the hike contains wild boar, cougars and other potentially dangerous animals. His AR-15 was confiscated. By the way, AR-15 rifles are still legal in all US States.
  4. After the Boston Marathon Bombings, multiple reports of house to house forced entry by Boston police and SWAT teams emerged with pictures taken of multiple heavily armed militarized police on the doorsteps of private homes. In one video (below link), the initial knock on the private home door almost knocks it in.

IRS used as another arm of the Obama Gestapo

Only those who do not have access to communication of any type can possibly not know about what has happened to the IRS. Along with the highly-militarized local police forces, Obama and his syndicate have used the IRS as, yet, another arm of his growing Gestapo. If you are a TEA Party member, Patriot organization, Christian or Jewish group or a group committed to liberty and the preservation of the US Constitution, you have likely been targeted by the now–apparently–all Marxist all the time Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS–in what increasingly appears to be getting closer and closer to its orders coming directly from the Oval Office–has been summarily withholding tax exempt status from those groups that oppose Obama’s policies. These group members have also been asked highly-intrusive–and probably illegal–questions by the IRS. If they don’t answer them, the IRS has–also in writing–advised them that they can and/or will be held in contempt and subject to perjury charges. Many of the same groups have waited for years for approval and some are still waiting. However, groups that publicly agree with Obama or have group names indicating they’re on the Left politically have sailed right through and received their tax exempt status.

The IRS has actually admitted that it affected the above actions and is still continuing the illegal activities today! In fact, recently the IRS began targeting conservative groups for “audits” and “special attention” which already have tax exempt status. Additionally, the IRS has also finally been caught having leaked information on former Republican (and TEA Party) Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s tax records to the Delaware Democrat Party!

These are way beyond dirty-tricks and it should be abundantly clear to any and all with a bit more than a brain stem that Obama has set up and is in the process of using his personal hammer and sickle groups to implement his increasingly violent police state activity. The Iron Curtain encircling the USA is almost fully down. But, even these actions are only the tip of the iceberg.

Part II coming soon.

“When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer. Therefore say to them, ‘This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips‘.”
– Jeremiah 7: 27-28

Gun Confiscation Has Reportedly Begun in New York State:
at theblaze.com

Military Veteran’s AR-15 Confiscated by Police:
at theblaze.com

Decorated Vet Arrested After ‘Rudely Displaying’ His Rifle:
at theblaze.com

Boston Martial Law: ‘They were confiscating guns from residents’:
at 21stcenturywire.com

New targeting allegations leveled against IRS, this time by [existing] tax-exempt groups:
at foxnews.com

IRS Leaked Christine O’Donnell’s Info the Day She Announced Her Senate Candidacy:
at pjmedia.com

VIDEO: Boston Bombers Police State in America – Police Officers Illegally Search Homes, Door to Door:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MezLoczjfY
 

07/31/13

Republican Leaders Approve America as a One-Party State

Gulag Bound

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
Freedom Outpost

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Achieving dialectic synthesis can be an emotional occasion for controlled opposition leadership.

At a June 25, 2013 White House meeting, originally announced as a foreign policy discussion, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) promised President Barack Obama that Republicans would offer only token resistance to all future legislation proposed by the Democrats. In return, Obama would permit the Republicans to remain a minority party in Congress, run candidates in certain Democrat-approved Congressional races and allow them to continue to raise money for losing Republican candidates through Karl Rove’s political action committees.

In a statement released by the White House shortly after conclusion of the meeting, Obama was quoted as saying: “In order for the government to continue on its present course, we need to maintain the appearance of democracy. Republican collaboration is essential to that effort.”

Boehner called the June 25th meeting “candid” and “productive.”

According to notes taken at the meeting by a Republican operative, the GOP could continue to hold hearings on phony scandals such as Pigford, ACORN, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS and the NSA on the condition that no conclusions are reached, no one is held accountable and no news is broadcast. The same source added that the major news networks have also agreed to those terms.

As part of the agreement, the Republican House leadership would continue its effort to purge Tea Party proponents and libertarians from party membership.

In an apparent demonstration of good faith toward their new Democrat partners, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) slammed fellow Republicans, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), and claimed that libertarians and Tea Party extremists would destroy the GOP.

satire er, satyr

Satire, pardon, satyr
(or another fauning RINO, we’re not sure)

The centerpiece of the new one-party coalition remains comprehensive immigration reform, which the Republicans are now committed to endorse. In return for their capitulation, some Republican candidates will be given a few of the new 11 million presently undocumented Democratic voters as electoral “trickle down.”

The future distribution of votes among candidates made by Democrat poll workers is expected to match the July 2013 poll released Pew Research Center showing that Latino illegal immigrants, given the opportunity to vote, would vote Democratic at an eight-to-one margin.

Praising illegal immigrants, future former Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said: “We’re not talking about plagues of locusts…”.

Although, as Business Insider noted in their recent article title, “Marco Rubio Has Alienated Just About Everyone in the Immigration Debate” – even the locusts.

On the bright side, all the agreed-upon cowering and surrender to Democrats has the Republicans well-positioned to maintain its grip as the number two party in Washington, D.C.

Said Speaker Boehner: “If you can’t be part of the solution, then there’s good money to be made prolonging the problem.”

Also from Lawrence Sellin, see “Paul Ryan’s Immigration Smoke and Mirrors.

07/31/13

DSA Marxists Fighting for Illegal Immigration Amnesty and Open Borders

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

America’s largest Marxist organization Democratic Socialists of America has come out four square for immigration amnesty and open borders.

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Statement by the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee, July 17, 2013:

Democratic Socialists of America has long fought for a swift path to citizenship for all undocumented workers and their dependents. As socialists, it is our conviction that all those who contribute labor to a society should have the full rights of citizenship.

As of today, the Republican majority in the House remains the major obstacle to moving towards this goal. Speaker John Boehner refuses to bring comprehensive immigration reform to the House floor unless a majority of the Republican caucus favors doing so. By frustrating the majority will of the entire chamber, Boehner threatens to preclude any immigration reform beyond further wasteful and deadly militarization of our border with Mexico.

DSA will join the efforts of the immigrant rights and labor movement to pressure House Republicans to bring a bill to the floor that includes a clear path to citizenship for all undocumented people. At the same time, we will work with our allies to change those parts of the Senate bill that restrict the labor rights of those on the path to citizenship, exclude large numbers of the undocumented from said path and accelerate the violent and wasteful militarization of the border.

DSA;s strategy is twofold, get the Bill passed at all costs, then work now and in the future to eliminate any clauses that enhance border security or slow down illegals path to full citizenship and voting rights. The socialists definitely want to have their cake and eat it too.

Most of organized labor and the immigrant rights and Latino advocacy community critically support the Senate-passed S 744 — the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 — because it provides a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers. Thus, they are pushing for the House to take up the Senate bill. While DSA understands this decision, we also will work with the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) and grassroots groups who raise fundamental questions about the Senate bill itself because it promises to further militarize the border and increase the harassment of borderlands communities.

The Senate bill provides an arduous 13-year path to citizenship for the large majority — but not all — of the approximately 11 million undocumented workers. It would grant legal status to millions of immigrants and their dependents, and allow them to work and travel without fear of deportation. But as those embarking on the lengthy road to citizenship cannot go more than 60 days without employment, the Senate bill would severely hamper immigrants from defending their rights in the workplace. In addition, the minimum of $3,750 in fees during the path to citizenship will put full citizenship out of the reach of many.

DSA will join the immigrant rights community in working to eliminate the unjust and punitive provisions from any final bill and will join protest and lobbying efforts to get before both the House and Senate a final comprehensive immigration bill that includes provisions for immediate legal status for all undocumented peoples and an expeditious, affordable path to citizenship.

The most heinous parts of the Senate bill involve a further militarization of the border, the price Republican senators exacted for endorsing the bill… The bill calls for doubling the number of Border Patrol agents to almost 40,000 over the next ten years, It also expands the area within the United States in which Border Security can patrol, and will thus ramp up the unjust harassment of borderland communities. These programs are a financial boondoggle for military contractors and for the private prison industry. Nor will the actions curtail undocumented immigration.

In contrast, the Senate bill continues the requirement that aspiring citizens must demonstrate English proficiency, but provides only $100 million in additional funding. This doesn’t begin to meet the needs. An estimated 5.8 million legal permanent residents, and 6.4 million undocumented immigrants have limited English proficiency. It would take between $11.5 and $23 billion total to equip immigrants with the language skills they need. Instead of militarizing the border, the Congress should adequately fund opportunities for immigrants to learn English.

DSA says it is doing this for “democracy”:

DSA views the struggle for just immigration reform as an integral part of the ongoing struggle for workers’ rights and for democracy.

The truthful reason was made very plain by SEIU Executive VP, Eliseo Medina, in a speech to the “progressive” faithful at the America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2009. Medina is a Democratic Socialists of America honorary chair and the country’s most influential amnesty activist.

Addressing attendees on the necessity of comprehensive immigration reform and speaking of Latino voters, Medina said: “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.”

So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community.

Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future…”

When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.

Number two.

“We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters”. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?

If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle…

Here’s the video of Medina’s speech.

“Governing coalition for the long term?” That means effectively a Democratic One-Party state – forever.

That is the real agenda of the left. Immigration “reform” – amnesty, citizenship and voting rights is a means to that sinister end.