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By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
Tabloids sometimes get the story right, such as when the National Enquirer exposed the love child of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. But its sister publication, the National Examiner (also published by American Media Inc.) has a real dud on its hands in the case of Mondo Frazier’s new book, The Secret Life of Barack Obama, which is promoted on the cover of the November 21 issue that is screaming at people in the supermarket check-out lines.
This “scrupulously researched” book, according to the book flap, includes such “eye-opening” revelations as that of a female “Obama associate,” who allegedly spent a night with Obama and then “moved to the Caribbean, where it was whispered that she was involved in overseeing a mysterious fund-raising apparatus.”
Frazier’s bio says he has “written and edited for a variety of publications, including the Official Racing Program & News,” and is the “founder/editor/writer of DeathBy1000Papercuts.com.” It is not clear what the “Official Racing Program & News” is all about.
One thing is certain: his own website describes itself as “The WORLDWIDE LEADER in WEIRD,” which is certainly true. The book is also weird.
Underneath photos of “Stars Without Makeup!,” the cover of the Frazier book is featured on the National Examiner and trumpets “news” about Obama’s alleged arrest in Russia, “his strange CIA cover-up,” and his “sinister Pakistan ties” going back 30 years. But a quick look finds that Frazier relies on Wayne Madsen for the claims of Obama’s CIA ties. Madsen is the propagandist for Russian TV who has been making the rounds alleging that Obama may be a secret CIA operative. Such fanciful and easily discounted claims have the effect of diverting attention away from Obama’s communist and socialist connections, which is where the scrutiny should be applied.
Three years into Obama’s presidency, the American people still deserve real answers to the mystery of who occupies the oval office. They won’t find the answers in the Mondo Frazier book.
My recommendations for good books on the keys to unlocking the Obama mystery include Trevor Loudon’s Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, Red Army by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, and Subversion Inc. by Matthew Vadum.
For whatever reason, the Frazier book diverts attention from the real story, which is—and has been—Obama’s ties to Communist Party operative Frank Marshall Davis, his childhood mentor in Hawaii, and the communist and socialist networks in Hawaii and Chicago which nurtured and sponsored Obama’s political career. These are the networks which have spawned the “Occupy” movement embraced by Obama. It is a movement that continues to get more violent over time but which ignores the role of Obama financial patron George Soros in the ongoing financial turmoil.
Frazier tells me in an email, “My book doesn’t say a lot about Frank Marshall Davis at all,” and goes on, “Understand, this is not because there is nothing to be said on the subject. It’s because 1- there are so many things to cover, so few pages; and, 2- once the relationship between Obama’s grandfather(?!?) and Davis is included, then so much veers off into the realm of speculation. Not that that speculation wouldn’t be fertile and/or interesting ground.”
There is no need for speculation. Obama talked about Davis in his own book, referring to him as just “Frank.” Trevor Loudon broke the story about who “Frank” was, and I confirmed the identity and obtained the 600-page FBI file on Davis from the FBI. Numerous sources then confirmed the relationship between Davis and Obama, although Obama and his aides persist in falsely claiming that Davis was just a civil rights activist.
The appropriate avenue for further inquiry is why Obama is covering up the nature of this relationship. What’s more, how could a candidate with links to communists and terrorists like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn get to be president? One answer is that we have a loophole in our system that has been exploited by our media to allow a security risk to occupy the oval office. The major media abandoned their adversarial and independent posture and became cheerleaders for the Obama phenomenon. One part of the process was refusing to probe why a financial collapse was engineered just weeks before the 2008 presidential election.
Trevor Loudon, who is from New Zealand but is on a book tour of the U.S. and recently appeared on Glenn Beck’s Internet TV and radio shows, is given no credit for this story—or any of his other revelations about Obama—in Frazier’s book.
However, the unreliable Wayne Madsen is quoted at length for several pages on the dubious claim that Obama may be a CIA operative.
Frazier stumbles upon some real information without acknowledging where it came from. He mentions, for example, that Obama, as a senator, had sponsored a piece of legislation known as the Global Poverty Act, which would authorize $845 billion for foreign aid. He says “…stories about the Global Poverty Act were a rarity.” In fact, we broke that story at Accuracy in Media and it was picked up by many in the conservative media, including Rush Limbaugh.
The reference to Obama’s alleged arrest in Russia is based on a story I wrote regarding an Obama trip to Russia that resulted in his detention by Russian authorities. There was no arrest. But questions remain as to whether or not Russian authorities inspected Obama’s passport and what they discovered. It is another part of the mystery.
I hesitated to write anything else about the Frazier book, but it is worth comment because a powerful publishing house, Threshhold Editions, a division of Simon and Schuster, put it out. The company can claim credit for a number of conservative bestsellers. But why the editors chose to publish this Mondo Frazier book is beyond comprehension.
Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at [email protected].
By: Jim O’Neill
“The truth is that there is no compromise possible between Liberty and Tyranny. We have irreconcilable differences with the Progressives, and every attempt to compromise with them, always results in an incremental loss of our Liberty, not to mention our income. Perhaps it is time for a divorce.”
– Dave Hunter “Why Live in a Salad Bowl”
A little over two years ago I wrote an article in which I discussed the idea of letting the liberal elements in America go their way, and conservatives go theirs. At the time I felt that it was not a good idea, and that maintaining the union was the best way to go, all things considered. Link
Recently Dave Hunter sent me an article that he wrote on the topic, and after considering his proposals, I found myself thinking “You know, this may be the way to go after all — sort of a Red-state/Blue-state separation — an amicable separation, instead of a civil war.”
It is no news that the United States of America is a parody of the free republic that it was designed to be. Our Godless, rudderless Ship of State has morphed into a ship of fools, mismanaged by a glib crew of brigands and cut-throats – barbarians in three-piece suits. American culture is a moral wasteland that has exchanged restraint and virtue for gluttony and greed.
The infiltration, infestation, and indoctrination of America’s culture by elements inimical to decency, truth, and honor, has been going on for so long that a sizable percentage of the American public is, in effect, treasonous. I do not consider them to be my fellow countrymen, or women. I find listening to them a “fingers across a chalkboard” experience, and would just as soon live on a different planet, let alone in a different country. Compare the typical OWS mob to the people found at your average Tea Party rally, and you will have an idea of the sort of ideological divide that I am talking about. Link Link
I cannot begin to tell you how sick I am of the duplicity, phoniness, greed, and incessant whining of the liberal element in America. I am more and more tempted every day to simply say “Fine — you can have your country to run, and we’ll have ours.”
As a model of what such a liberal utopia would look like, what better place to pick than someplace where the liberals have held the reins of power for decades, where the unions are king; where multiculturalism is the law of the land. America has such a place — Detroit, Michigan. I suggest that you check into the housing market in Detroit; check out the crime rate, drug use, corruption, graft, and all around general destruction of this once fine city. Link Link Link Link
What the liberals have done to Detroit they do most everywhere that they go. The only reason that each and every liberal enclave has not imploded under the weight of liberal stupidity, greed, and cupidity is the constant influx of revenue from the more conservative and responsible (and yes, honest) citizens in America. These responsible citizens are not deemed forthright and upstanding by the liberals; they are considered reactionary chumps and suckers — rubes to be alternately stroked, flattered, used, and discarded as the situation warrants.
As I have mentioned before in my articles, either God exists, or God does not exist. There is no half-way — God does not sort of exist,” or sort of not exist. This being the case, someone is very, very far off track, and deluded to the point of mental derangement. I should mention that the vast majority of atheists are liberal.
Seeing as how atheists are the ones who overwhelmingly tend to embrace such concepts and “realities” as relativism, chaos, nihilism, narcissism, polymorphous perversity, and moral ambiguity, there will be no awards given for correctly guessing who the deranged ones are here. I do not honestly know if I have the stomach for any further “up close and personal” dealings with lunatic liberals anymore (there is no lunatic “fringe” — all liberals are insane to one degree or another. At best they are myopically deluded and spiritually stunted). Perhaps, as Dave Hunter says, a “divorce” would be best.
The patriots in the Revolutionary War at least had an ocean separating them from the main force of their enemy. “We the people” have no such luxury — our enemies are firmly entrenched among us, and they will not miraculously become freed from their anti-American globalism and other liberal notions as the result of a conservative win in 2012, should we be blessed with such a result.
The times call for bold and innovative reforms — thinking outside of the box. The threats and troubles facing “we the people” are so dangerous, so numerous, and so multi-directional that radical conceptualizing must be the order of the day.
Some folks may say, wouldn’t it be less stressful to work within the system to change America? Not necessarily. In addition to a mass media, educational, and legal system that will need a massive attitude adjustment, there are any number of dug-in government bureaucrats, union leaders, and inside players who will fight tooth and nail to protect their various “kingdoms,” and meal tickets. There are ideological zealots and indoctrinated crazies who will throw all manner of wrenches into the works, and an army of “legal eagles” who will practice unceasing lawfare against any changes being made to the status quo.
James Francis Byrnes (1882-1972) knew a thing or two about power — he served as both a Representative, and as a Senator in the US Congress, and was also an Associate Supreme Court Justice, the Secretary of State, and Governor of South Carolina. As one who knew the lure and attraction of temporal power well, his words regarding the subject carry substantial gravitas: “Power intoxicates men. It is never voluntarily surrendered. It must be taken from them.” (Italics added) Link
All things considered, it might be more practical, and less cataclysmic, to separate America into liberal and conservative regions, than to attempt to fix a perhaps irreparably broken system. Of course conservatives, who comprise a substantial majority of the population, would receive the vast bulk of the land in such an arrangement. The details and particulars of the separation (referendums, etc.) can be worked out as the process moves along — but if such an undertaking is to be implemented, it should be undertaken soon. Time is not on our side.
Separating from a tyrannical US government is in truth no more radical than what the colonial revolutionaries did when they separated from the British government. Remember, they too had an enemy firmly entrenched in their country — Tories and British soldiers. They, also, had a populace that contained a sizable element that was clueless and/or apathetic to what was going on around them. I am not talking about covering totally new ground here. This sort of thing has happened before — right here in the good ol’ US of A.
Of course there would be a plethora of problems surrounding a venture as drastic as cutting loose from Washington DC — but think of the benefits! We could tell the liberals “Here — here is your own area — call it a state, a country, a utopia — call it what you will. You can pay OPEC as much as you want for their oil. Oh that’s right, you hate fossil fuels. Your Muslim buddies won’t like that I suspect.”
“Heck, who cares, the thing is you can let in as many illegal foreigners as you want; invite all of Mexico to come if you like – Chinese, Muslims, whoever. The more the merrier I say. You can go back to nature and bang on drums to your heart’s content. You can f–k your dog and marry a goat — it will be bliss. You really should go — go now. Oh, and you can leave any guns you might have with us – you will not have a need for such things any more, of course. Ta ta.”
“We the people” on the other hand will set up a free republic under God that will promote personal freedom and free enterprise — capitalism will be respected and encouraged. Energy independence will be a given, with new forms of energy welcomed as they become practical. The environment will be conserved in a responsible manner, but humanity, not animals, will be the stewards of nature. Rules of law will be cut back, but the laws that remain will be honored — the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, will hold pride of place.
We have the blueprints for such an undertaking — the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and Bill of Rights — as I said before, this isn’t exactly untrodden ground. The Founding Framers did it before us, and with God’s grace we can do it again.
One thing that any new republic will have a special need for, however, is a well defended border. In short order people from the new liberal utopias will be clamoring at the gates for entrance — sure as the sun rises in the morning.
After mulling over the idea of separating America into conservative and liberal areas, what do I think? To be honest I don’t know. Although I would not (yet) call myself a proponent of dividing up and remaking the United States, I no longer dismiss the notion out of hand. I’m thinking about it — seriously.
Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.” The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel. Over the last few years, Jim has regularly written for Canada Free Press and now has a personal blog, ConstitutionalWrites.com.
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By: Sher Zieve
For those of you who continue to tell me the Occupy Wall Street radicals aren’t politically connected with one party, I say balderdash. First, in September ObamaFriend Van Jones told ObamaChannel MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that there was going to be a progressives’ “October Offensive against Capitalism.” Then, Obama mentor and persona non grata in virtually every country save ObamaLand (aka the former USA), is funding the OWS largely via his Tides Foundation. Then, there is also Obama’s American taxpayer-funded and long-time Obama Goons SEIU (Service Employees International Unions) involvement with the OWS mobs and their other supporters, including the Communist Party USA and Obama‘s ACORN. Note: Of course, ACORN and the SEIU’s involvement is being illegally funded by the American taxpayer via the Obama‘s (that is yours and mine) “stash.” These are your taxpayer dollars at work.
Occupy Wall Street is now comprised almost solely of Obama’s Marxist Democrat Party’s brutal and anarchistic Mobile Gang Units.
OWS began as the savage Communist-Democrat Party faux challenge to the save-our-constitution-and-our-economy TEA Party and quickly devolved into a band of publicly-defecating and women-raping muggers as they spread their fleas, lice and vermin nationwide and then worldwide to encompass and infect the other great unwashed and badly-educated masses. It took these groups less than a couple of weeks to mutate from their claims of legitimacy into the tyrant’s “we’ll destroy everything you own and are and then steal the rest!” dream groups. They claim to hate capitalism but, want to take everything you have earned for themselves. OWS protesters began making incendiary terrorist threats (a crime for most of us), including burning down NYC and bombing Macy’s Department Stores. Although one of the prime terrorists is even on video and shown signing “autographs,” he and his threatening comrades were not arrested. Note: This is another prime example of the growing dictate: “Terrorist threats from leftists (translation: the Obama and Communist-Democrat sycophants) are to be ignored.”
The ongoing OWS Marxist threats had been directed only towards adults. Now, however, they have spread to even intimidating, frightening and threatening very young children. On Thursday, OWS protesters began blocking, shouting at and terrorizing small children who were trying to get to school. CBS News New York reports: “The NYPD helped funnel the children, anything to ease their fears while some protestors chanted “follow those kids! “These guys are terrorists, yelling at little kids,” one father said. “For them it’s horrible. They’re afraid of all the crowds. We’re not even able to get through. They’re just, he’s… very afraid now,” a mother added.” Protesters even followed a father and his young daughter down a block, while yelling and shouting at them.
The only good thing to come from these increasingly well-planned and executed ‘fits of rage’ from the Left is that we are now seeing the true face of Obama’s, the Marxist-Democrats’ and the one-world order advocates’ plan for “Transforming America.” They are taking the largest, strongest and most robust economic system and the once-freest and most successful God-fearing country and people in history and are reducing it to rubble. Although, they shout loud and long about ending capitalism, the truth is that they only want it for themselves… the ruling elite. As I have said and written for many years now, the Left is determined to turn the USA into a feudal state with We-the-People as the serfs serving them as our masters.
It appears that, finally, the people who continue to want to build this country into something better and finer and those who now see that the US Constitution must be restored and the New World Order politicos and their minions booted out have awakened. And, when they awoke they discovered that the jack-boots were being worn by SEIU, ACORN, Obama and his handlers and now OWS. Now, that’s a good thing!
Van Jones Promises ‘October Offensive’ Against Capitalism (video):
George Soros Funds Occupy Wall Street:
Occupy Wall Street and the wolves among the sheep:
Illegal Federal Dollars For ACORN:
OWS Protester: In a Few Days You’re Going to See What a Molotov Cocktail Can Do to Macy’s (video included):
OWS Protesters Chant ‘Follow Those Kids!’ As Small Children Try To Go To School On Wall Street (video included):
Local Residents, Workers Express Frustration, Anger With OWS Protesters:
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.
Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.
Sher can be reached at [email protected].
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