10/15/13

America… Paying for Our Own Brainwashing

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Cross-Posted at Right Wing News

And now you know why the government repealed the ‘Domestic Propaganda’ ban. Welcome to Health & Human Services TV:

The Health and Human Services Television Network, HHS-TV, is a new and unique, commercial-free source for health and emergency preparedness information. From the world’s leading experts, HHS-TV is the place to turn for high-quality medical, health and wellness programming. And, when necessary, HHS-TV will be there for you and your family with accurate and up-to-date emergency information. Available at no additional cost to DISH Network customers. May require additional dish antenna to view this programming. Additional fees may apply.

Seriously? Must see TV for Obamacare. I’d rather be drawn and quartered. Bet it rivals FEMA if something ever breaks – no, scratch that… Obamacare’s web site doesn’t even work after 634 million in American money flushed down it’s hole and another 400 million on the way — it still won’t work; it was never meant to. If there ever is a pandemic, may I recommend we help each other because turning to the government would not only be pointless, but would probably bring death on much more quickly.

The Free Beacon:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is promoting Obamacare through its $1.5 million television studio, which is currently being upgraded for a more “cinematic look.”

The agency has five broadcast studios, known as “HHS-TV,” that are tasked with communicating with the public in times of emergency, such as a pandemic. HHS-TV is also used for public service announcements and press conferences.

However, the studio’s operations in recent months have been almost exclusively devoted to promoting Obamacare.

Imagine that… hot and cold water tortured Obamacare with a constant airing of Sebelius’ Marxist visage. Gag me with a stethoscope.

HHS-TV released a video of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius hyping the opening of the health insurance exchanges as “exciting news” on the first day of enrollment on Oct. 1.

“If you’re uninsured, if you thought that good health insurance would never be within your reach, help is on the way,” she said. The studio also provided b-roll for media outlets of the Obamacare Marketplace on its first day.

Another HHS-TV video on Aug. 26 said Obamacare is “great news” for young people. Sebelius attempted to convince young Americans that they should purchase health care.

Maybe if they hype it often enough, the young will fall for it. I doubt it. But it won’t be for lack of trying. NBC and the other networks are working Obamacare into all their programming for the sheeple.

In a video on July 10, Sebelius praised the Obamacare enrollment website as “easy to use.”

“To help people get ready, we launched HealthCare.gov, which was put together with you and your family in mind,” she said. “It’s easy to use, it has a live web chat tool and a 24/7 customer call center to help you out.”

“And it’s available in English and Spanish,” Sebelius said.

ROTFL. Bwaaahaaahaaa!!! So easy to use, you can’t use it. And forget multiple languages. The only language the Obamacare site fluently speaks is FUBAR. Oh, the irony… the comedy… the abomination that is Obamacare.

Taxpayers spent $1.5 million in fiscal year 2012 to operate the HHS broadcast studio, which is used “as a lead component in their communication strategies.”

The studio recently upgraded to high definition (HD) and purchased over $37,000 in television production equipment, including the Canon EOS C300 system, which is designed for “cinema industry professionals.”

“The success or failure of government initiatives rests on the timely and accurate communication of information,” HHS said in its justification for the order.

“The Canon C300 system with Zeiss prime lenses offer a cinematic look called for in certain production situations,” the agency said of the purchase. “Additionally, the Zeiss prime lenses can be adapted to work with our HD studio cameras for a shallow depth of field look when required.”

HHS-TV is also looking to purchase studio lighting, upgrade its editing software, and add an archive system.

HHS said the television studio is important in the event of a pandemic flu and will “play a vital role in keeping the public informed.”

Wow… I feel so much safer and more protected now. Not. So, exactly how would this help in the event of a pandemic flue outbreak? Are they going to notify everyone: “You are screwed, prepare to meet your maker?” Because after a pandemic outbreak, the genie is already out of the bottle pretty much. Maybe they will recruit for body disposal detail thru their new channel, providing it is still on the air – see The Stand.

So, we’ve wasted another 1.5 million on this and trust me that is only the beginning. More propaganda channels to come I’m sure as well. America is paying for her own brainwashing. Yep, this worked out so well for Nazi Germany and every other fascist/communist regime on the planet. It always ends in death, death, death. Russia and China must find this hilarious.

11/24/11

“We Can’t Wait” For the Media to Act Responsibly

By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

AIM Report

While the media largely continue to do their best to protect and defend the administration of President Barack Obama, there have been a number of recent examples indicating that such support can no longer be taken for granted. However, criticism remains the exception to the overall coverage, which has shown a reluctance to acknowledge any scandals by this administration, or any policy blunders.

If you go to WhiteHouse.gov, you will see “We Can’t Wait” as one of the main features. Until recently, it said, “We Can’t Wait on Congress. The Time to Act is Now.” The message from the Obama administration is that they are trying to promote their jobs bill, and the Republican-led House is refusing to cooperate. So damn the separation of powers, they’re going to enact their legislative priorities through executive orders and arbitrary actions. The liberal media are perfectly fine with this, because they largely support the Obama agenda. If not in every detail, at least they support the re-election of Barack Obama, so they’re not going to make a fuss.

Obama Running Against Congress, Not on his Record

But the reality is that instead of running on his record as President, Obama is trying to run against what he is in essence calling “a do-nothing Congress.” From January 2009 until January 2011, Obama had large majorities in the House and Senate, got his stimulus bill passed, ObamaCare, and a host of other bills that he brags about. What he failed to do, however, much of which upset his base, included passing or even pushing for comprehensive immigration reform and “Cap and Trade,” closing Guantanamo, and ending the Bush tax cuts. In some cases it was because he didn’t want the political heat, in others it was because he couldn’t get enough Democrats to go along.

In the meantime, the House passed a budget in April that the Senate voted down in May, and the House has passed 15 bills that they call jobs bills, and the Senate hasn’t voted on any of them. But it is in fact the Senate, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, which has failed to fulfill its constitutional requirement of passing a budget, since April of 2009. So which chamber is the do-nothing Congress? If the Republican bills are so bad, the Senate should take pride in bringing them up for a vote and voting against them. That’s how the process is supposed to work.

President Obama called Congress into session for his address to the joint session right after Labor Day, and introduced his so-called Jobs bill, which he knew had no chance of passing because it was full of tax hikes that Republicans believe will damage any economic recovery. It went down to defeat, including several Democrats and Independents who failed to vote for it. That is when Obama virtually announced his imperial presidency, outlining plans to circumvent Congress at every opportunity. He already had established his go-it-alone attitude by attempting to run much of his agenda through mostly unconfirmed and unaccountable “czars,” of which there are now 45, according to a recent report by Judicial Watch.

Obama’s demagoguing this issue while America and the world are on the brink of a catastrophic economic downfall is nothing short of deceitful, for the sake of short- term political gain.

While the media have been obsessing over the Republican presidential field and the Penn State sex scandal, they have largely ignored or completely downplayed numerous stories that reflect quite negatively on the Obama administration. These stories include serious scandals, and outrageous political decisions meant to help ensure his re-election. They are stories that deserve frequent coverage and discussion, rather than to be framed as partisan bickering, when they are covered at all. For the most part, they receive instead just a smattering of coverage, mostly excluding the sense of urgency and disdain they deserve. Here are a few examples.

The Scandals

Solyndra: Solyndra is a company in the solar panel business, that as part of the administration’s green energy program, received more than half a billion dollars, and then went bankrupt. The signs and warnings were abundant that the business was doomed to fail. But a key investor was a major bundler for President Obama, and had made numerous visits to the White House in the period leading up to the loan approvals. The White House claims many of those visits were to discuss charities. When the House Energy and Commerce Committee issued subpoenas to the White House in early November for additional documents and emails as part of the committee’s ongoing investigation, the White House said no. It had already provided over 80,000 pages, and that was enough. A few days later they announced they would turn over an additional 135 pages, but that was it. This battle will continue for a while.

But during the process, a new book came out, Throw Them All Out, by Peter Schweizer of The Heritage Foundation and Breitbart.com. Schweizer demonstrates that Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg. He was featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes and in Newsweek magazine with stories from the book. In an article about Schweizer’s findings on Big Government, a Breitbart site, Wynton Hall pointed out that “At least ten members of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign finance committee, plus more than a dozen of his campaign bundlers, benefited from sweetheart loans through the Department of Energy (DOE) that collectively dwarfed those given to Solyndra and Fisker [Automotive].” Schweizer also found that “80% of all $20.5 billion in Department of Energy loans went to President Obama’s top donors.” Schweizer says that the Obama administration may be guilty of “the greatest—and most expensive—example of crony capitalism in American history.”

In a rare front-page story on Solyndra, The Washington Post, on November 15, reported that the Obama administration had asked Solyndra to “delay announcing it would lay off workers until after the hotly contested November 2010 midterm elections that imperiled Democratic control of Congress,” according to newly released e-mails. Pay day for the top brass was not delayed, however. The Solyndra executives took substantial bonuses just before the company went bankrupt.

Operation Fast and Furious: I wrote a recent AIM Report about this scandal. Since then, Attorney General Eric Holder went back before a House committee to answer more questions, and to clear up some of his previous statements. It was a disastrous performance, in which he claimed not to have seen numerous emails addressed to him personally. He also claimed the discrepancy in the accounts of when he had heard about this scandal was insignificant. The government allowed weapons to be sold to gunrunners, and in some cases originally purchased them before reselling them. They claimed that the idea was to track these weapons as they fell into the hands of the competing gangs of the Mexican drug cartels. But the Mexican government was never informed, and hundreds of people have been killed by weapons that were part of the program. The dead included Border Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Jaime Zapata.

No-bid contract for Siga: According to a report in The Los Angeles Times, the Obama administration “aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work.” The article said that senior officials in the administration took “unusual steps” to make sure that Siga Technologies, a New York based company, secured the contract. The controlling shareholder of Siga is billionaire Ron Perelman, a major Democratic Party donor.

According to the Times, Siga complained that officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) were “resisting the company’s financial demands.” So those officials were replaced by more senior officials, who then blocked other firms from competing and awarded Siga a no-bid, or “sole-source,” procurement.

More corruption at the DOE: The Office of the Inspector General issued a report on how well the Department of Energy has spent its stimulus dollars from the so-called Recovery Act. “You’ll be delighted to know that more than a hundred criminal investigations were launched into Energy’s handling of its mere 4% of the Obama stimulus,” reported Human Events. “[Gregory] Friedman [the IG of DOE] says ‘these involve various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds.’ Five criminal prosecutions have resulted, and over $2.3 million in stolen ‘stimulus’ loot has been recovered.”

One problem in all this is figuring out when a scandal is actually a scandal, and not just some partisan accusation. According to a blog post by Elspeth Reeve on The Atlantic Wire, part of The Atlantic magazine website, a scandal becomes a scandal “once the S-word is used in a reporter’s own voice in a story that runs on the front page of the [Washington] Post.” This is according to Dartmouth professor Brendan Nyhan, who said that “political scientists generally see The Washington Post as a solid indicator of elite opinion.” Thus, according to these standards, neither Fast and Furious nor Solyndra rise to the level of scandal for the Obama administration. As a matter of fact they use this standard to argue that Obama has recently set the record for the most scandal-free days of any administration since 1977.

Dana Milbank, one of the Post star reporters who apparently subscribes to this nonsense watched the Fast and Furious hearing where Eric Holder testified. “Without a doubt, the operation was a debacle,” wrote Milbank, “and it has led to untold bloodshed and friction with Mexico. The ATF’s acting chief has been reassigned, and subpoenas are flying on Capitol Hill. But it has not reached the level of a political scandal.” It got close when another Post reporter, Juliet Eilperin, called it a “controversy.” Pretty harsh.

Policy Blunders

Pipeline from Canada: In at least this one instance, Obama’s motto became “We can wait.” Here he’s referring to the Keystone XL Pipeline which offered the dual benefit of tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and help to solve our energy issues. The pipeline would transport 700,000 barrels a day of crude coming from Alberta, Canada into the U.S. But Obama chose to vote “present” on this one, and thought it better to not alienate the extreme environmentalists. He moved the decision making past next year’s election and hoped no one would notice, or care. But he should know, “The whole world is watching.”

Approval of Muslim Brotherhood involvement in new Arab governments: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech in early November in which she announced the Obama administration’s lack of concern about the rise of Islamist parties throughout the Middle East. The Arab Spring has seen their power rise in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. Sec. Clinton told the National Democratic Institute (NDI) awards dinner that “what parties call themselves is less important than what they do.” One of her aides said, “We’re less concerned about whether Islamists win or lose than we are about whether democracy is winning or losing in the process.”

Barry Rubin, the editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, is very concerned about the implications of this speech by Ms. Clinton. He wrote, “The speech can be summarized as follows:

“Islamist regimes—at least those whose ‘behavior’ is proper—are good. If Islamists exercise political power they will be moderate. Thus, the United States will not merely tolerate but will actually support Islamists taking power.”

He said that “The Obama Administration is now on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizballah, and the Taliban (“moderate” wing).

Even before the acknowledgement on November 21 that the so-called Congressional supercommittee had to admit that it failed in its effort to come to an agreement on what they call “cutting spending” by $1.2 trillion over the next decade, many in the media were starting to become more critical of Obama over various issues. On that day, November 21, it seemed to be a sea change as journalists like Howard Fineman and David Gergen joined the chorus talking about how Obama had failed by not offering any leadership in the negotiations.

But these criticisms of Obama have been rare nuggets that one finds here and there. There is no sustained criticism in the mainstream media about corruption or incompetence or even lack of leadership. As much as he might frustrate them, they still want to see him re-elected.

Here are a few recent examples of the media taking Obama to task, from unlikely sources:

Mark Halperin wrote in the November 7th Time magazine, “Democrats on Capitol Hill privately display nearly as much disdain for the Administration as their GOP counterparts, complaining about both its incompetence and its ideology. Most of all, Obama now owns a weak economy and hasn’t been able to generate his own luck.”

From an October 31st editorial in The Los Angeles Times titled, “Obama’s Secrets:” “One of the most disappointing attributes of the Obama administration has been its proclivity for secrecy. The president who committed himself to ‘an unprecedented level of openness in government’ has followed the example of his predecessor by invoking the ‘state secrets’ privilege to derail litigation about government misdeeds in the war on terror. He has refused to release the administration’s secret interpretation of the Patriot Act, which two senators have described as alarming. He has blocked the dissemination of photographs documenting the abuse of prisoners by U.S. service members. And now his Justice Department has proposed to allow government agencies to lie about the existence of documents being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.”

The L.A. Times piece continues, saying the “policy is outrageous. It provides a license for the government to lie to its own people and makes a mockery of FOIA.” And it concludes by saying that “The Justice Department should discard the rule and start over. And Obama should reread his pronouncements about transparent government.”

Another example of criticism from the left came from Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, leading up to the deadline of the supercommittee. “Here we are in America again on the eve of a major budgetary decision by yet another bipartisan ‘supercommittee,’ and does anyone know what President Obama’s preferred outcome is? Exactly which taxes does he want raised, and which spending does he want cut? The president’s politics on this issue seems to be a bowl of poll-tested mush.”

Politico carried a column titled “Bill Daley Unplugged,” by Roger Simon. Daley is Obama’s chief of staff, who came in to replace Rahm Emanuel who left to run for mayor of Chicago. Daley spoke out of turn, and reportedly as a result saw his job cut way back. New York magazine said he was demoted.

Daley said, “all President Obama has to do to achieve this [better economic times before the election] is make a startling end run around not just the Republicans but also the Democrats, in Congress.

He added, “On the domestic side, both Democrats and Republicans have really made it very difficult for the president to be anything like a chief executive,” which “has led to a kind of frustration.”

These comments have hurt Obama, who until recently knew he could count on just about everyone in the mainstream media to hold their tongues if they had anything to say that wasn’t laudatory or could be used against Obama and his agenda. Unfortunately, this honest criticism is still a rare occurrence in the mainstream media.

Dear Fellow Media Watchdogs:

In this report I’ve cited several signs that indicate trouble ahead for President Obama. Several media figures who have adored him, and have been very supportive of his presidency have begun to feel emboldened to criticize him. It’s more like tough love than switching sides, but taken together, it is significant nonetheless. Here are a couple more examples.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper went after Obama recently when as part of his “We can’t wait” campaign, Obama announced a new plan to allow people whose houses are worth less than their mortgages to refinance at lower rates if they have a good payment history.

But Cooper wasn’t buying it. He said, “it’s merely the latest in a long line of programs, 10 so far, that have not lived up to their promises. Not even close.”

He then showed video of Obama saying that through a previous plan he had announced, “we will help between seven and nine million families…avoid foreclosure.”

Cooper then pointed out that instead it ended up only helping about 1.6 million people. He added that “out of the $50 billion the Obama administration promised to spend to help homeowners, only a fraction, $2.4 billion has actually been spent.”

CNN’s White House correspondent Jessica Yellin stated that the homeowners most affected are people in hard-hit states such as Nevada, Arizona and Florida. She said, “there is a large part of this that is politics because these are the states the President does have to win in 2012.”

And perhaps most surprising of all were recent comments by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Matthews has been a harsh critic of the Tea Party and the entire Republican field seeking the GOP nomination. He famously said during the presidential campaign of 2008 that he “felt this thrill going up my leg” following an Obama speech.

But in a recent interview, Matthews expressed his frustration with Obama’s presidency, before falling back in line. It was his harshest criticism to date:

“There’s nothing to root for. What are we trying to do in this administration? Why does he want a second term? Would he tell us? What’s he going to do in his second term, more of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going?

“He has not said one thing about what he’d do in his second term. He never tells what he’s going to do with reforming our healthcare systems, Medicare, Medicaid, how he’s going to reform Social Security. Is he going to deal with longterm debt? How? Is he going to reform the tax system? How? Just tell us,” he said.

Matthews then reverted to form. Sort of. “Just tell us, Commander. Give us our orders and tell us where we’re going. Give us the mission. And he hasn’t done it.”

For Accuracy in Media,
Roger Aronoff

Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and can be contacted at roger.aronoff@aim.org.

07/31/10

Links to Visit – 07/31/2010

Phyllis Chesler – Three Americans Held Captive in Iran: One Year and Counting

Bill Hurst – Protected Illegal Alien Status…How? Through Last-Ditch Efforts of a Liberal Congress (Video)

Knowledge Creates Power – Summer Reading and Catch-up Suggestions – Part VII

examiner.com – Obama to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants without Congress

The New York Times – Breaking a Promise on Surveillance (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Idaho Statesman – Reclaim conservatism from those who distort (Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke)

Knowledge Creates Power – Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed – Videos

The Radio Patriot – AGENDA: Grinding America Down. The docu-movie.

The Radio Patriot – May he rest in peace…

The Radio Patriot – Who are the 81 Socialists in Congress?

Continue reading

05/23/10

TRAILER: Don’t Tread On Me

Hat Tip: Brian B.

Don’t Tread On Me – Rise of the Republic

- WHERE IS YOUR LINE IN THE SAND?
More and more STATES are answering that question everyday as the Sovereignty Movement sweeps through dozens of state legislatures. Gun control, mandatory vaccinations and quarantines, health care opt out fines and imprisonment, bailout after bailout, the interstate commerce clause excuse… you get the idea. Hear what state reps and state senators are doing to protect individual and state sovereignty and how YOU can make it happen.

Wanna take back Washington, DC?… good luck with that. Wanna make the states more powerful than the federal government? Guess what? They already are, so let’s start acting like it.

02/28/10

America, we are running out of time…

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: ThePatrioticMama

Can’t you feel it, sense it? Time is growing short folks…

Mike and the Mechanics – Silent Running:

Take the children and yourself
And hide out in the cellar
By now the fighting will be close at hand
Don’t believe the church and state
And everything they tell you
Believe in me, I’m with the high command

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

There’s a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it only in emergency
Better you should pray to God
The Father and the Spirit
Will guide you and protect from up here

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running (can you hear me calling you?)
(Can you hear me) hear me calling you?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running babe?
(Can you hear me running) hear me running?
Calling you, calling you

The Middle Class Red Dawn

Part 1

Part 2

02/24/10

Obama Marching Us Toward Martial Law

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: ThePatrioticMama

In his first year in office, Barack Obama has been steadily and stealthily building a coalition of forces, including civilians and even our own children, to fulfill his promise of creating a national security force here in the United States. He took it a step further, by Executive Order, when he granted Interpol (International Police) free reign to operate within our country, free from the confines of our laws and our Constitution and with no oversight whatsoever from any American law enforcement agency. Obama has also expanded numerous Civilian Corps programs to include mandatory civil service, many of them targeting and recruiting our children and young adults into “Youth Brigades.” Sound familiar?

Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world. – Vladimir Lenin

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. – Adolf Hitler

With the latest Executive Order, the Establishment of Council of Governors, Obama has further paved the way for Martial Law to be implemented in the US under the auspices of a “national emergency,” under which circumstances, the President is granted dictatorial power.

Time to wake up America! Educate yourselves and get involved before it’s too late. Your freedom and liberty is being taken away, piece by piece, while you sleep.

Related Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31B3v-…

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billt…

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http://www.canadafreepress.com/index….

http://frontpage.americandaughter.com…

http://www.prisonplanet.com/pdd-51-ne…

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/at…

http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwi…

http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db…

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pd…

http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_bri…

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-o…

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pd…

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/co…

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-b…

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill….

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Artic…

Oath Keepers Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey

http://OathKeepers.org

OATH KEEPERS is an association of Military, Veterans, and peace officers who will honor their oaths to defend the Constitution, will NOT just follow orders, will stand for liberty, and will save the Republic, so help us God. Our motto is:

“Not on Our Watch!”

SUMMARY LIST OF ORDERS WE WILL NOT OBEY:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as unlawful enemy combatants or to subject them to military tribunal.

4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a state of emergency on a state.

5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to keep the peace or to maintain control.

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

Read the full declaration at http://oathkeepers.org

02/22/10

Obama Marching Us Toward Martial Law – Building a Coalition of Forces Within the US

Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques
By: ThePatrioticMama

In his first year in office, Barack Obama has been steadily and stealthily building a coalition of forces, including civilians and even our own children, to fulfill his promise of creating a national security force here in the United States. He took it a step further, by Executive Order, when he granted Interpol (International Police) free reign to operate within our country, free from the confines of our laws and our Constitution and with no oversight whatsoever from any American law enforcement agency. Obama has also expanded numerous Civilian Corps programs to include mandatory civil service, many of them targeting and recruiting our children and young adults into “Youth Brigades.” Sound familiar?

Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world. – Vladimir Lenin

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future. – Adolf Hitler

In addition to this buildup of forces, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, has been busy constructing and renovating numerous “national emergency centers” in each of FEMA’s 10 regions throughout the US. These centers, as directed by the Department of Defense, are to house at least two state of the art command & control centers each, which are to be in “full and ready” mode, 24/7. They are to be capable of “housing large numbers of individuals” for “extended periods of time.” Many of these facilities have large outdoor yards, complete with guard towers, electronic turnstiles and razor-wire fencing, with the razor wire pointing INWARD in order to keep people IN and not OUT. They resemble detainment centers more than they do emergency housing facilities.

The existence of these camps, coupled with Presidential Executive Orders giving the President and Department of Homeland Security control over national essential functions in the event of a declared national emergency, have resulted in concerns that the camps could easily be used to forcefully detain American Citizens for unconstitutional purposes.

Most disturbing is the revelation of just who the Department of Homeland Security has zeroed in on as being potential threats to the Homeland. In a report issued under Janet Napolitano (Secretary of DHS) in April 2009, there is absolutely NO mention of radical Islamist groups, whom we know are already here on US soil. Instead, the report which was issued to law enforcement agencies throughout the US, urges these agencies to watch out for “Rightwing Extremists.” It goes on to explain that these groups are people who are “dissatisfied” with government, returning Military Veterans, pro-life groups, pro-gun rights groups, religious groups, etc. Hello! More than half of the people in this country could easily be categorized under one or more of those headings! Now WE are the enemy?

One can see how easily an entire group of citizens could have their constitutional freedoms stripped from them in the event that the President declares a “national emergency” for any reason. Whether it be for forced vaccinations or quarantine during a perceived pandemic, or a perceived threat from a group of “rightwing extremists,” the legislation, directives and Executive Orders are already in place to hand the President dictator status in times of declared, and not necessarily genuine, national emergencies. The President has the absolute authority to institute Martial law throughout the country during one of these “emergencies.” When that happens, you can kiss the Constitution and the Bill of Rights goodbye.

The most recent Executive Order issued by President Obama came on January 11, 2010. EO 13528, Establishment of the Council of Governors, is a concrete step toward eliminating the independent authority and dissolving the sovereignty of the individual States. The order states that this Council of 10 Governors, hand picked by the President, shall meet with the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security to discuss matters involving the National Guard of the various States, homeland defense, civil support and the synchronization and INTEGRATION of State and Federal military activities WITHIN the United States. Interestingly enough, these 10 Governors just happen to line up within the 10 FEMA Regions. Coincidence? With a stroke of his pen, and with no input from Congress or the American people, Obama has further undermined the Posse Comitatus Act, the intention of which was to substantially limit the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement within the US.

One of Obama’s hand-picked appointees to this Council, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri, gave us a recent glimpse into his mindset concerning domestic terrorism. Just last year, he was responsible for the issuance of a directive to all law enforcement agencies in his state. These documents listed over 32 characteristics police should watch for as signs or links to domestic terrorists. Police were instructed to look for Americans who were concerned about the following: unemployment, taxes, illegal immigration, gangs, border security, abortion, high costs of living, gun restrictions, FEMA, the IRS, the Federal Reserve and the North American Union. They were also warned that these “terrorists” might like gun shows, short wave radios, combat movies, movies with white male heroes, Tom Clancy novels, and Conservative Constitutionalist politicians, such as Ron Paul. Police were even warned to look for vehicles with bumper stickers for these conservative candidates on them! In essence, this report attempted to politicize law enforcement and cast suspicion on millions of Americans who hold conservative beliefs. Yet THIS is one of the shining stars the President has selected to help govern the military activities with regards to domestic terrorism threats in the homeland. A person who thinks someone concerned about unemployment & high costs of living is a potential domestic terrorist? Are you waking up yet?

Thankfully, there are some members of Congress who are waking up to this assault on our sovereignty and our Constitutional rights and freedoms. Congressman (and former FBI agent) Michael Rogers, along with eleven other congressional co-sponsors, has introduced legislation to fight this travesty. HR 4453, The Interpol Immunities Oversight Act, would repeal Barack Obama’s Executive Orders 12425 and 13524, the ones granting immunity and special privileges to Interpol. These Representatives recognize the danger in allowing an international police force, the strong arm of the United Nations, to operate without restriction within our country. Interpol has the authority to enforce international laws and treaties, such as the proposed UN Small Arms Treaty, which Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have expressed support for. If this is ratified into international law, just imagine the conflict created when Interpol tries to enforce that law in the United States, where we are protected by the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Interpol, being immune to our laws and Constitution, would have the ultimate authority and it would have been granted by Obama’s Executive Orders. As an attorney who studied Constitutional law, don’t think for one minute that Obama doesn’t fully understand the implications of his orders. These EO’s provide a very dangerous “back door” for international law to supersede our Constitution and crush our liberties. I urge each one of you reading this today to contact your Representatives in Congress and urge them to sign on and support this very important bill.

Americans cannot continue to bury their heads in the sand while our sovereignty is being sold out from under us. We are losing our freedoms, our liberties and our Republic at an alarming rate of speed. Many are awakening to the realization that we are on very shaky ground, but many more still have no understanding of just how dire the situation is. We need to spread the word, to educate people and encourage them to get their heads in the game before it’s too late. If the masses continue to sit idly by and don’t get actively involved in taking this country back, we WILL lose the Republic. There is no doubt. The time is now to get informed, get involved and get serious about turning things around.

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

02/9/10

Links To Visit – 02/09/10

ThreatsWatch – Daily Briefing – February 9, 2010

Stop The ACLU – Marvel Comics: Captain America Says Tea Parties Are Dangerous and Racist (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Doug Ross – Did Democrat Open Border Policies Touch Off the Mortgage Meltdown? (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

newscom.au – Secret summit of top bankers (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The New Editor – Joe Queenan: Slouching Toward Condescension

Family Security Matters – Justice Is Blind but it is now Deaf, Crazy and Retarded, Too

SFGate – Top Canadian military official charged with murder (Hat Tip: Bookworm Room)

Brutally Honest – If only they were Muslim

Politicol News – Denver Schools Used for Vaccine Experiments!! (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Hispanic News – Lawless Mexico Now Narco Country (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

Brutally Honest – The problem with Islam…

Fox News – Iran Begins Making Highly Enriched Nuke Fuel

Fox News – Gates Wants Iran Sanctions in ‘Weeks, Not Months’

Family Security Matters – Israeli and Middle East Options

David Horowitz – Jihad in Academia (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

BusinessWeek – Abbas Says He May Accept Offer of ‘Proximity’ Talks with Israel (Hat Tip: Steve Schippert)

Dr. Melissa Clouthier – Pro-Life Groups In Wisconsin Illegally Investigated By Government And Police

The Washington Times – President’s bipartisan call hits wall of dissent (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

American Grand Jury – Investigators declare, “Obama never attended Columbia University” (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)

The Guardian – Veteran congressman’s death adds to Barack Obama’s woes (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

npr – ‘Miss Me Yet?’ Billboard With Photo Of Bush Is Real; Not An Internet Trick (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Breitbart.tv – ‘Miss Me Yet?’: Mystery Surrounds Who Paid for George Bush Billboard (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

ABC News – WHITE HOUSE: OBAMA CRITICS HELPING AL QAEDA

NBC Los Angeles – Iconic ‘Hollywood’ sign to be replaced by environmental message

ABC News – ‘HE’S NOT DONE YET’

The Hill – Congressional Dems Blame Rahm for Collapse

The Sacramento Bee – California Accidentally Prints Social Security Numbers On Envelopes

Alert Net – Israel urges ‘crippling’ sanctions now against Iran

WSJ – PAPER: Cheney’s Revenge; Obama Admin vindicating antiterror policy

New York Post – COYOTES ON PROWL — IN MANHATTAN

ClickOrlando – Roaming Bobcats Put Beach City On Edge

Reuters – Moscow says U.S. missile shield aimed at Russia

Philly.com – Woman in showdown with TSA; Locked up in a cell with rats

The Radio Patriot – TWD: Changing the world, one keystroke at a time

The Radio Patriot – Hey kids! Be the first on your block!

Michelle Malkin – Reports: Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson to oppose radical SEIU appointee; Update: SEIU e-mail coordination

Michelle Malkin – The Van Jones show comes to Columbia U.

Michelle Malkin – Will the White House demand that every business “justify” its price increases?

Michelle Malkin – New word you can’t say: “Yellow”

Gateway Pundit – Bill O’Reilly Blasts Politico Co-Founder on Tea Party Bias: “It’s Bull. You’re Not Telling the Truth”

Gateway Pundit – The Andrew Breitbart Tea Party Speech: A Declaration of War on the Democrat-Media Complex (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Michelle Obama Defends Hubby From Palin’s Attacks: “Change Isn’t Easy & Doesn’t Happen Overnight”

Gateway Pundit – Pamela Geller Destroys Ron Reagan Jr. on Joy Behar Show (Video)

Gateway Pundit – Pakistani Taliban Confirm Their Leader Hakimullah Mahsud Is Dead

Gateway Pundit – Snow Closes US Senate – Saves American Taxpayers $80 Billion

Happy Catholic – “I’m not what you expected, but oh, please love me.” (Hat Tip: The Anchoress)

Bookworm Room – Life imitates the Twilight Zone

Firearms Freedom Act – The Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is sweeping the Nation. (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Hot Air – Without Murtha, Dems now one vote short of passing ObamaCare in House (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Strata-Sphere – I Think I Discovered How Team Obama Missed The Ft Hood Massacre And Christmas Bomber

CQPolitics – Arizona Senate: Arpaio Lends Fundraising Muscle to Hayworth (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Big Government – Drillgate: Internal Emails Shows Obama Team Lying to Public (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Alliance for Natural Health – Update: Senator McCain Cosponsors a New Bill That Threatens Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Market Oracle – Obama Threatens China and Iran, Another U.S. War? (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The Telegraph – Treo the dog awarded animal VC (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Yahoo! Finance – The Fed’s “Exit Plan” Is Just Another Secret Gift To Wall Street (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Don Surber – White House: “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda.” (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

Fausta’s Blog – Netherlands: Bomb found in train? (Hat Tip: Larwyn)

WSJ – Reid Hopes to Complete Jobs Bill This Week (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

WSJ – NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

CNET – BlackBerry has spyware risk too, researcher says (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

National Post – Stop selling unlicensed natural health remedies: pharmacy regulators (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

The American Spectator – Al-Qaeda-Linked Radical in London Sees Terrorist Attacks “Even Bigger Than in 2001″ (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

New York Post – Poll shows voters abandoning prez in droves (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Gateway Pundit – Senate Republicans Block Obama’s Radical SEIU Pick For National Labor Relations Board (Hat Tip: Larwyn)