February 19, 2009

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"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal"

Barack Hussein Obama








Chicago Tea Party



CNBC's Rick Santelli and the "Rant of the Year"  (04:57)


"The government is promoting bad behavior... do we really want to subsidize the losers' mortgages...  This is America!  How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor's mortgage?  Obama are you listening?  How about we all stop paying our mortgage!  It's a moral hazard..."

Check out this CNBC poll, Would you want to join Rick Santelli's "Chicago Tea Party?"  Currently, 92% of respondents say yes!
Bail Out Losers Punish Achievers There are two groups of homeowners that are being looked at by Obama's stimulus plan.  The first group is made up of people who cannot afford their mortgages and have fallen behind on their monthly payments.  The price of this is $75 billion.  Many of the people here in group one took out loans they were never, ever going to be able to afford.

How in the name of Sam Hill do you take out a loan that you were never going to be able to afford?  It seems that somebody had to tell the lender to do that, and we know that's exactly what happened.  The Community Redevelopment Act started with Carter, beefed up with Clinton, it was one of the specialties of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, it's called affordable housing.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bought up all this worthless paper, started inventing all kinds of things, derivatives and you name it to try to give value to this worthless paper, and that got us largely in the place that we're in now.  Many people took out loans they were never going to be able to afford, never!  That means somebody knew from day one they were never going to be able to pay back the loans.  Some of these people have since lost their jobs.  They are still in the homes.  About three million households fall into category number one, and without help, they will lose their homes.  So the first group is made up of three million people who can't afford the mortgages, who took out loans they were never going to be able to afford.

The second group is far larger.  It is made up of more than ten million households that can afford their monthly payments, but whose houses are worth less than what is owed on their mortgages.  In real estate parlance, they're underwater.  If they want to stay in their homes, they'll have no trouble doing so, but some may choose to walk out voluntarily rather than continue to make payments on an investment that may never pay off.  Obama has apparently decided to focus on the first group, based on the previews of his speech that his aides have put out there.  So let me sum this up for you: $75 billion in the Rezko Rescue plan.  It is gonna go to group one, people who couldn't afford the house and mortgages they entered into in the first place.  Group two is going to get hardly anything, maybe nothing.  They are made up of over ten million people.  They are making payments on their homes, but they're underwater because of the plunge in housing prices caused by the first group.  The larger group is making their payments but the value of their home's plummeted, going to get nothing.  The plunge in their housing prices, the value of their home caused by group one.

The responsible people in the second group are going to get the equivalent of diddly-squat.  What Obama is going to do is bail out the first group, which has contributed directly to the misfortune of the second group.

Read Rush Limbaugh's take on this mess here.

And, don't forget Obama's role in the mortgage meltdown.
More Than 500 Protest Obama Protesters made their voices heard in chants and signs Wednesday outside Dobson High School.

They held their signs up high: "Don't tread on me," "Spend all you want, I'll pick up the tab," "I'll keep my freedom! You keep the change!"  "Free fertility drugs now."  And "B.O. smells and so does Socialism."

A Gilbert woman, with a sign that said, "Fund bikini wax now," said she is entitled to the beauty treatment.  "It's a self-esteem issue and hygiene issue, which makes it a health care issue.  I think we're all entitled," said the woman in jest.  She only gave the name JoAnne, because she is skipping work.

As protesters held their signs high, they exchanged cheers with the honking cars that passed.

The general message of the protesters was that Obama's policies would lead the country toward socialism.

"I'm out here to exercise my First Amendment rights while I still have them," said Tim Guiney, 52, a Phoenix sales manager.  "Everything that man stands for is the antithesis of what this country was founded on.  He's a Marxist, fascist."

Lee Bauer, 53, a social and fiscal conservative, said she doesn't believe in the $787 billion stimulus package signed by Obama Tuesday in Denver.

Wonderful photos here.
Obama's Learning Curve Obama's policy of direct diplomacy with Iran may buy Tehran enough time to produce nuclear weapons, Shabtai Shavit, former chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, warned in an exclusive WND interview today.

"I don't believe there is a political solution which can be achieved through negotiations with Iran," he said.

"My concern is that until Obama finishes his learning curve of the subject, the Iranians are going to have maybe the first or even more nuclear bombs."

Shavit served as director of the Mossad from 1989 through 1996.  He clarified that although diplomacy cannot be ruled out, from his experience he doesn't believe there can be a political solution with Iran.

He said there is a military option but that at this point in time, an Israeli or U.S. strike against Tehran's nuclear facilities would not completely halt the country's suspected illicit program.

"According to the best of my assessment, I'm afraid [using a strike to] completely disrupt the whole Iranian (nuclear) project and the whole system is not possible.  But there still could be a military option.  It depends what are the aims you define for [any such attack]."
Openness? In his first weeks in office, Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire.

Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps.

The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site.

A Politico review of Federal Register issuances since Obama took office found three executive orders, one presidential memorandum, one presidential notice, and one proclamation that went unannounced by the White House.

Such notices were routinely released by the White House press office during prior administrations -- making their omission all the more unusual given Obama’s oft-repeated pledges of openness.

Most of the documents were posted to the White House web site Tuesday night, after Politico inquired about their absence.  "It was a simple oversight," a spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said.
Socialist Marxist Cogs Already we are seeing the Socialist, Marxist cogs in the change wheel manipulating away our freedoms and money.  Obama and Congress have wasted no time from the executive orders to the manipulative speeches and attachments on the "stimulus bill" that insult and betray the American people.

Don’t you love the endless speeches and statements by Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, regarding the URGENT need to pass the stimulus bill or our country will go down in heaping flames?  Naturally, we all understand the EXTREME emergency choices added to the bill such as $650 million for digital TV coupons; $99,600 for doorbells in Laurel, MS; $3,450,000 to "rehabilitate" sidewalks in Alexandria, VA; $500,000 for a dog park in Chula Vista, CA; $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees; and how could we forget Nancy Pelosi’s favorite: $30 million to restore wetlands in the San Francisco Bay region to save the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.  There is too much ridiculous fat and nonsense that has been thrown into this rape bill to even mention here. If you want a longer list of the absurd, read Frank Salvato’s Feb 13th article at TheNewMediaJournal.us.

What is the change agenda of this administration and democrats in congress?  It is becoming vividly clear already the goal is socialism and Marxism.  Freedoms have to boldly go while control has to dramatically grow in all areas for this to happen.  Surely no one will notice.  After all, half the country wanted change!  The other half can be seduced and distracted into silence…….or can we?

Karl Marx said it first: Marx stated that Socialism is not a form of government but is a state, a policed and engineered state in which a nation takes on while in "transition" from a Capitalist to a Communist society while the "Communist Utopia" is the ultimate desired outcome of the full transition; a world with no police, no property, no religion, no classes, even no need for government, no war…a fantasy land of everlasting harmony.
Health And Human Services White House officials say President Barack Obama will name pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has been criticized for refusing to limit late-term abortions, as the Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.

Once official, her selection would add to Obama's growing pro-abortion record as president.

Obama advisors notified the media late Wednesday that the president has settled on Sebelius as his top choice for the position.

As the health secretary, Sebelius could have an impact in crafting a health care plan that could cover abortions with taxpayer funds or require insurance companies to cover abortions in their plans.

Sebelius is most notorious for her close relationship with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, who has escaped prosecution and accountability thus far for allegedly repeatedly violating state abortion laws.

He's done so in part because of the lax standards of Sebelius and her political allies, to whom Tiller has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Governor Sebelius vetoed a bill last April that the legislature approved that would have strengthened the state's limits on late-term abortions.

That followed by a year her veto of a bill requiring explicit medical reasons for a late abortion, which was preceded by vetoing other pro-life legislation in 2006, 2005 and 2003.

Sebelius went as far as to coordinate a secret event with Tiller at the governor's mansion that was criticized because her staff failed to officially report the event.

Her position favoring abortion is so radical and extreme that Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City called on her to stop receiving communion until she disowns her support for the "serious moral evil" of abortion.
Enemies List In precedent-setting action, Obama moved his director of political affairs, a highly partisan post, from the Old Executive Office Building into the West Wing.  Political operative Patrick Gaspard was given White House access not experienced by his predecessors.  Obama official Shauna Daly, a non-lawyer and career opposition researcher described as a "partisan dirt-digger," was assigned to the White House counsel office.  The move signals not only a new low in partisan activities, but suggests the office assignment may be intended to hide Daly's political activities under the guise of the counsel's attorney-client privileges.

What America witnessed before the election and mere hours after Obama was sworn into office is just a sampling of what Americans can likely expect throughout an Obama presidency.  One cannot help but reach the conclusion an Obama Enemies List is already being compiled and free speech restrictions are being considered.

The heavy-handed actions against Obama critics and opponents that occurred before he had government institutions firmly under his control should have had public interest watchdog groups up in arms.  Because so many of such groups are ideologically aligned with Obama may explain why there was not even a peep.  Conservative and balanced news outlets have the disturbing habit of holding accountable liberal public interest organizations that engage in dishonest or deceptive practices that the major news organizations just so happen to overlook.

How soon and how far the Obama Administration will extend its attacks against its critics and the political opposition may become evident in the days ahead.  Spared any serious scrutiny by most news outlets during his very brief career in public office, Barack Obama has displayed an exceptionally thin skin when he has come under a microscope or when he has suffered political and public relations setbacks.

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