01/17/14

Obama’s NSA Speech: More Politics Than Policy Reform

By: Jeff Addicott
Jeff Addicott’s Terrorism Law Report

Throughout his Administration, President Obama has been more about political expediency than real policy reform, and today’s speech addressing proposed changes to how the National Security Agency goes about gatherings its information was merely more of the same.

The controversy over the revelations that the NSA has been spying on Americans has proved embarrassing for the President, and so today’s speech was made in large part to address the controversy.

Though I’ve long since maintained that it’s important to balance the need for civil liberties with the need for increased lawful security, living in a post-9/11 world makes it necessary for us to err on the side of security. And I’ve also long since maintained that if you’re trying to stop a terrorist attack at the airport, you very well may be too late – therefore, those in charge of national security should be able to use any tools available to stop terrorist plans before they manifest into full-fledged attacks.

But today’s list of policy changes from President Obama don’t substantively change how the United States goes about its business of gathering domestic intelligence. Though U.S. spy agencies will no longer hold call records, the government can still access this information whenever it needs to – which doesn’t materially change how the information collected will be reviewed or used.

Substantive changes in laws governing surveillance should come from Congress, be it via amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or through new legislation to deal specifically with digital and cell phone communications. It’s not surprising that President Obama would opt to create new policy on his own rather than to work in a bipartisan manner with Congress to collaborate on this crucial issue.

And it also won’t be surprising if these measures don’t help President Obama regain the trust of the American public, be it on behalf of the National Security Agency or in his ability to strike the right balance between security and liberty. This Administration promised to be the most transparent in the history of the United States, and it’s failed to live up to this promise. And even if President Obama were offering up real reform in today’s speech, the American public is firmly in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” camp – and the measures being offered today will hardly be worth watching.

01/17/14

USA Now Under Full Dictatorship, Congress Continues 3 Monkey Policy

By: Sher Zieve
Gulag Bound

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On 14 January 2014, Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama all but announced his dictatorship to the world. At a Presser photo-op, Obama announced the irrelevancy of Congress when he stated firmly:

One of the things I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need.

I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward…

Our US Congress (you know…the House Representatives and Senators we elected to keep our country’s foundational structure intact) have betrayed the people almost as badly as has Obama. Obama betrayed Americans by lying about virtually everything he told them before his second term “election.” Congress has betrayed us by utilizing their 3-Monkey policy: ‘See nothing…Hear nothing…Say nothing‘.

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from the original Planet of the Apes movie, via filmschoolrejects.com

I have been writing that Obama planned his dictatorship well before he was elected and in 2008 when I wrote in my column “Is the USA Ready for an American Stalin?”:

After Obama is elected, all of his programs and people to keep him in power indefinitely — and to rid him of any and all opposition — will be firmly in place. You will not be able to vote him out of office. By the time he assumes the position of President of the United States it will already be too late. A democratic republic will last only so long as people of good will allow and fight for it. After they are gone — or removed — it is ended.

I firmly believe that, without almost immediate action, we are almost to that point of irreversibility.

For some time now, Obama has been methodically nullifying the power of Congress and SCOTUS as co-equal branches of the US Federal Government. Now, he appears to be very close to making it official.

obamacaesarSince Obama took the office a US President, he has been actively diminishing both the Legislative and Judicial branches of the federal government. He bypasses Congress with his own Executive Orders (many of which are patently illegal as they contradict the US Constitution and other US laws) and he and his Department of [In]Justice now regularly and often refuse to follow decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States if they disagree with them. The Obama syndicate members also refuse to follow and uphold any and all laws they don’t like…and those that thwart their ongoing criminal activities.

Note: A President’s refusal to follow the US Constitution and other US laws is an illegal use of his power. Said POTUS must first go through a series of analyses to determine if said law in unconstitutional.

Since the tyrant took office, he has been quietly (except to some of us) preparing his rise to power from which he will not allow himself to be removed. Yesterday, he floated his trial balloon to see how the country would accept it. Reliably, the media largely ignored it. Will you? Will we?

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
– Ephesians 6:10-23

—– GB —–

Obama declares Congress redundant: ‘I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone’ [VIDEO]:
at dailycaller.com

Can the President Refuse to Enforce or Defend a Law?:
at redstate.com

01/17/14

Editorial: Why Homeschooling Remains An Important Option

By: Dick Manasseri
WatchDog Wire

There are many socialist and communist countries where it is illegal to homeschool. Despite outside efforts to control home education, it is still legal to homeschool your children in America.

Unfortunately, there is a “toxicity” to the government school experience that is clearly depicted in the education documentary, Indoctrination. Too many parents choose to look away from the ugly side of government education, so that they can have two income-earning spouses in the same household.

The couple in the picture above, Matt and Glenna Bevin, have somehow found a way to homeschool their nine children, four of whom are adopted from Ethiopia. Matt and Glenna have made the choice that is right for their family and will likely support the right of educational choice – for all – in the event that Matt Bevin actually replaces Mitch McConnell as the next senator from Kentucky.

As homeschool parents, my wife and I can honestly say that we, like Matt and Glenna, have probably gained more than our children. We have had the opportunity to teach them academic subject matter, as well as moral values. We have seen their progress, and their challenges, and been there to make the needed adjustments.

We are even grateful to the supposedly “Blue Ribbon School” that was unresponsive to our children’s needs for a quiet, orderly place to learn. The experts, there, were too quick to recommend a prescription drug for one of my children when there was no medical need, at all.

That was when said child was in the third grade. Our two youngest children’s education, then, also became our responsibility. (Our four older children attended a Montessori school; another excellent option.)

We bought a full curriculum for grades 3-8 (Calvert) and then for grades 9-12 (American School). We followed the curriculum, sent in tests to be graded, and used our imagination for extra credit. Chess, soccer, musical theater, and fencing with other homeschoolers kept us all busy.

Homeschooling also enabled my son to excel at swimming with two-a-day practices, rest, and a customized study schedule. He earned a swimming scholarship to go along with an academic one and maintained these throughout college. My daughter was able to pursue her special talents in music and theater and obtain similar scholarships.

We made studying for college entrance exams a homeschool class, and we found that university admissions offices were anxious to have homeschoolers apply, because they knew that we had prepared our children to work independently.

Homeschool children typically are not focused only on peer group activities. They are comfortable conversing with adults and with children that are older and younger – just like they should be. Peer pressure and indoctrination by others are not typically a problem with homeschoolers. They are equipped to be free people in a free country.

01/17/14

Justice Department and Holder Declining to Prosecute Alleged IRS Abuse… As Questions Continue to Arise

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Exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington Photo: AP File

By Marion Algier – Ask Marion

A top Republican senator is pressing Attorney General Eric Holder for answers following allegations by a government watchdog that the IRS may have improperly accessed the tax records of a political donor or candidate — but the Justice Department declined to prosecute the case.

J. Russell George, the inspector general who audited the IRS has claimed he turned over evidence of criminal behavior that the DOJ refused to press charges on. Among George’s claims was that politicians were targeted for audits and that confidential donor and candidate tax information was accessed.

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), questioned whether these breeches were politically motivated.

George pointed out one case where information was willfully accessed against the current US law and in his letter to congress said, “we presented evidence of a willful unauthorized access to the Department of Justice, but the case was declined for prosecution.”

The DOJ is refusing to pursue any charges against the IRS for audits or harassment of politicians, Conservative Groups or Donors or related individuals.

This is hardly the first time Eric Holder has refused to prosecute a case against democrats and liberals.

He also refused to prosecute the two New Black Panthers, who committed voter intimidation, even though career attorneys at the DOJ, strongly recommended it. Holder has also refused to prosecute Wall Street big wigs like Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jon Corzine, and the board of Solyndra, all large contributors to President Obama’s campaigns. And how about all the other Obama administration scandals from Fast and Furious to Benghazi, just to mention a few.

And for anyone out there that thinks these scandals don’t or won’t affect them… There has also never been an answer as to why none of the Tea Party and other Conservative Groups were never granted their non-profit status through the IRS in 2012… or any answers to 2012 Voter Fraud allegations in general. When it affects our votes or the election process, it affects all of us.

Daily Mail Reported:

‘Coincidence? You decide’: Sarah Palin’s father ‘horribly harassed’ by IRS under probe led by Obama donor, her brother claims

  • In a January 11 Facebook post, Chuck Heath Jr. accused the IRS of going after his dad Chuck Heath Sr.
  • He said the elderly man said he had been ‘horribly harassed’ six times since Palin became the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008
  • Heath Jr. suggested the new found interest was no coincidence, but part of an IRS’s heightened security of conservative groups

Sarah Palin’s father has been ‘horribly harassed’ by the IRS, her brother has claimed.

In a January 11 Facebook post, Chuck Heath Jr. accused the tax man of going after his dad Chuck Heath Sr. six times since Palin became the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008, suggesting the new found interest is no accident.

‘Coincidence? You decide,’ he wrote on his page.

Harassed? Sarah Palin’s father Chuck Heath Sr, pictured above, has been ‘horribly harassed’ by the IRS, her brother has claimed

‘My father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and honestly paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS.

‘In 2008, his daughter was tapped to run for vice president of the United States. Since that time, he has been, in his words “horribly harassed” six times by the agency.’

He added: ‘They’ve tried to dig up something on him but he’s always operated above board. Government and politics are ugly. Kudos to the few that are trying to clean it up.’

Attack: In a January 11 Facebook post, Chuck Heath Jr., pictured working his sister’s campaign, accused the tax man of going after his dad Chuck Heath Sr six times since Palin became the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008, suggesting the new found interest is no accident.

Support: After streams of anti-Obama comments to his post, Heath Jr responded, ‘Thank you guys for the support. I know Dad appreciates it’

Heath Jr. was suggesting the attention allegedly directed towards his father was part of the IRS’s heightened scrutiny of conservative groups.

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI doesn’t plan to file criminal charges in the probe, after it failed to find enough evidence of political bias to prove a violation of criminal law had occurred.

The news will likely intensify debate over the politically charged scandal.

After streams of anti-Obama comments to this post, Heath Jr. responded.

‘Thank you guys for the support. I know Dad appreciates it,’ he wrote.

‘I wasn’t going to say anything about the IRS targeting him when he told me about it a few months ago. I guess I feared some kind of retaliation from them.

‘But when I heard the person heading up the IRS investigation for their targeting of Tea Party groups was a major Obama donor, I felt compelled to say something.

‘We are all so sick of cronyism and backdoor tactics that bring good people down.’

Barbara Bosserman, a trial attorney within the IRS’s Civil Rights Commission, is leading the internal investigation. According to reports she is a frequent donor to the Democratic National Committee and President Obama.

Chuck Heath and Chuck Heath Jr., Sarah Palin’s father and brother, like her children, are private citizens who are being harassed at every turn by the media and now the IRS because they are related to her. Sarah’s great sin… she stood up to the corruptocrats in Alaska and won and gave life to the McCain ticket after her rousing VP nomination acceptance speech and scared the Hell out of the establishments in both parties and the ruling elite everywhere. Why? Because she is and would represent the American people and continue to call out the beltway politicians and power elite. So they had their minions in the media destroy her with lies, frivolous law suits… all of which she won, and continuous attacks on her and her family.

In a recent interview Roger Ailes said, “The only two people I knew who got worse press than Sarah Palin were Richard Nixon and George W. Bush — much of it unfairly, most of it unfair to her family.”, and she is still standing strong and Undefeated. CNN Said Palin Influence Far from Diminishing and Jim DeMint at the Heritage Foundation said there was no more valuable endorsement in conservative circles than that of Sarah Palin… as Ted Cruz and others have said, Palin is the Kingmaker. Ailes also knows that Palin just might take another shot at the big job herself… after all who better to go head to head with Hillary Clinton. The DNC’s carrot would be electing the first female president. It truly would be the battle of the Century! And Ailes as well as the powers that be know it!

Election 2016 is a make or break it election for America’s future direction and definitely for Conservatives the Republican Party! Conservatives have lost their credibility because the don’t stand up for their own! And Progressives, Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Holder will do anything and everything to steal that election (2014 and 2016).

Time for all of us to get involved!!

Read more:

Criminal charges not expected in IRS probe The Wall Street Journal

Chuck Heath Jr

Issa, Republicans Blast Decision Not to Pursue Criminal Charges in IRS Scandal

Holder implicated in IRS Cover Up

Book by Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr. – Our Sarah: Made in Alaska (Kindle)

01/17/14

Are these two stories related? CGI Federal and the rumors of the Obama’s divorce.

By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

They say Islam is all about deceit. So is politics.

The entertainment tabloids started writing stories last week about Michelle and Barack Obama getting a divorce. Then photos came back from the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa of a stern looking Michelle objecting to the attention her spouse was giving to the hot chick diplomat Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who happens to be the Danish Prime Minister, fueled the rumors and made all the front pages of the newspapers and added substance to the tabloid stories. Of course the flirting could have been pretended in an attempt by Barry to reverse those other dirty rumors of his homosexual leanings, but who knows. Soon after, the divorce rumors made it over on to the news web sites and the stories were carried by FOX and Drudge. This lent an air of credibility since no one really takes the supermarket tabloids we see on the checkout lanes very seriously. But then today another story popped up on Politico that may be connected. It was earlier reported that the disastrous ObamaCare web site that cost the American taxpayers 800-million dollars and caused great embarrassment to Barack Hussein Obama was created by a company called CGI Federal. And CGI Federal got the contract without any bids because Michelle Obama attended Princeton with an executive of the company. Well, now, CGI has suddenly lost favor in Washington.

Item posted today on Politico’s email updates:

By Paige Winfield Cunningham
With help from Jennifer Haberkorn, Susan Levine and Brett Norman

OH CGI – By early December, the Obama administration had lost confidence in the contractor that built HealthCare.gov, says a 10-page document quietly posted by federal officials this week. “The document indicates that CMS officials lost faith that CGI could complete critical behind-the-scenes construction of the Obamacare website by mid-March, a critical deadline to ensure the stability of the health law and the insurance market,” Pro’s Kyle Cheney reports. Officials recently replaced CGI with Accenture as lead contractor on the website. The document: http://politico.pro/1j4eQ0S The Pro story: http://politico.pro/1dbkEjo

So is the real back story here that Barack Hussein Obama is really pissed off with Michelle over the CGI fiasco and blames her for the mega-flop that sent his approval ratings into the cellar and Michelle is tired of living with a closet homosexual for twenty years and wants out of the phony marriage? Are space-aliens really running our government? Maybe we should browse thru those tabloids the next time we are buying groceries.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides