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John Kelly: Emotional White House Press Briefing
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
In a healthy society, in which the president does not carry racial biases that impact his judgment and ability to function effectively, Obama would denounce Sharpton for the agitator that he is... But we are not a healthy society any longer, we are divided because we have a president who is angry and hostile, juvenile and racist, ideological, narcissistic, and power-hungry, says Lauri Regan in this article, Race-Baiting in the Era of Obama, at the American Thinker.
If the real story came out – that the true unemployment rate in this country is almost triple that of the official rate of 8.2% – confidence in the financial markets and the government's ability to mitigate the crisis would be lost almost immediately... safety nets, including medical care and food assistance, can only take so much before they snap. That moment is rapidly approaching, says Mac Slavo in this article, 88 Million (That’s One In Three Americans) Are Invisible to Government Employment Statistics, at lan.
It's really “the law of club and fang” (bonus points if you know where that came from) with an extremely thin and translucent veneer of “civilization” over top. Are you prepared for the day that veneer peels off? The corners are curled right now. One stiff breeze will blow it away. The glass is dropping. Are you ready?
The Real Tea Party Petition (Not Another Neocon Counterfeit)
The Tea Party Pledge (sign pledge)
We, the undersigned, pledge to vote only for sound candidates regardless of their party. We seek traditional candidates who favor an anti-globalist, America-First platform. We shall only vote for a candidate who:
(1) Supports reductions in legal immigration; favors attrition policies, ending birthright citizenship and terminating chain migration; and opposes amnesty and illegal immigration, especially from the Third World. (Both legal and illegal immigration are driving down American wages and undermining traditional demographics.)
(2) Supports America First economic policies and opposes free trade (e.g. NAFTA, etc.), which is destroying the American economy. (Historically conservatives opposed free trade, a globalist practice that Karl Marx himself supported, but many have been "neoconned" on this issue.)
(3) Supports national self-defense but opposes interventionism and nation building. The transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy is Wilsonian liberalism, not conservatism.
(4) Opposes all forms of [state-enforced] affirmative action.
(5) Opposes federal bailouts.
(6) Supports states' sovereignty.
(7) Opposes "hate-crime" and "hate-thought" laws, and other Orwellian legislation used to silence patriotic criticism.
Unless a Democrat or Republican candidate meets the seven criteria above, we pledge not to vote or to vote third party.
When one of the District of Columbia’s top political leaders is willing to spend a day at the shooting range with a new gun owner, it’s a sign the capital city may be ready to put aside the past. For 30 years, Washington banned handguns, only to face a Supreme Court rebuke in 2008. Now the city is about to make it easier for law-abiding residents to legally own a firearm.
On Tuesday, the D.C. Council is expected to pass the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 under expedited procedures so it can take effect this summer. The ordinance will do away with many of the expensive and time-consuming hurdles to registering a gun in the District that were put in place after the court’s decision.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, who will vote for the bill, has made a 180 on gun rights. Last fall, when I began my series “Emily Gets Her Gun,” about the process of getting a legal handgun in the District, I asked Mr. Brown if he thought the city was adhering to the high court’s decision that the gun ban was unconstitutional.
More @ The Washington Times
On this day in 1865 Mary Surratt was arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination. In the scorched earth pattern that would characterize many other US assassinations & blow-ups, Surratt & the other alleged conspirators where rushed through a kangaroo military court and hanged before they could get used to the mattresses in their jail cells. Barn where booth was cornered was burned with him alive in it, and some soldier "without orders" shot him. Oddly enough, Booth had been keeping a diary in which he wrote about his plans to assassinate Lincoln.
Nobody bothered to ask whether Lincoln was worth more dead than alive to the Red Republicans, & whether some one else might have had reason to murder him. No need to, that is, after all the "perpetrators" had already been burned, shot, or hanged.
Here's something for y'all in Virginia I don't usually do. Talked to Karen Kwiatkowski (Ka-tao-skee) who is running for the 6th US congressional district seat (think Shenandoah Valley). She retired from the US Air Force as a Lt. Colonel & writes on www.lewrockwell.com, so I checked out her positions on the issues. I have to say it looks like we agree 95% (although I retired from the Army after two years as a Spec-4). Most of all, she and her husband are farmers, & she understands the need for clean, local food. She understands the need for human liberty, & how the federal government is squelching it. Given how utterly execrable most congressional candidates are, I was astonished to see Karen's principles. She deserves supporting. See KarenKforCongress.com.
In a ruling which demonstrated just how radical is the Obama Administration’s opposition to Voter ID laws, the very liberal U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Arizona’s voter-approved 2004 law requiring voters to show proof of citizenship before receiving a ballot – a big victory in the battle against voter fraud in the runup to the November elections.
The Appeals Court mostly shot down the challenges to the law, which had itself been upheld in Arizona U.S. District Court. Arizona can demand to see certain forms of identification that proves citizenship, the court ruled.
And if someone doesn’t have those forms of ID, paying the fees to obtain the ID isn’t the same as a “poll tax.”
However, the court also ruled that Arizona must not refuse federal voter registration forms, which work on the honor system by asking applicants to check a box indicating whether they’re U.S. citizens. Arizona can’t replace that form with its form that requires proof of citizenship, the court ruled. This is a remnant of the ultra-flawed National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“Motor Voter Act”), which SWA has urged Congress to modify in future legislation.But overall, the ruling is a major victory for Arizona voters, who overwhelmingly approved the law, and for Americans who support Voter ID laws with 73% support, according to a poll published just yesterday. And it may also be a preview of defeats yet to come for the Obama Administration’s block of state Voter Id laws. including in Texas and South Carolina.
This is a special report done in conjunction with GBTV. The issue was explored in detail on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday, April 17.
As the nation’s gas prices skyrocket, critics argue that President Obama’s recent rejection of the $7 billion, “shovel-ready” Keystone XL oil pipeline, followed by his continued vow to “double down” on green energy, is a clear sign the administration plans to do little of substance in terms of American oil exploration. The move has also stirred controversy about the president’s real intentions concerning job creation and reducing pain at the pump for everyday Americans. But could there be a more sinister reason behind denying the pipeline’s requisite permits — namely, to benefit billionaire Obama-supporter Warren Buffett?
The evidence does seem to be mounting.
More @ The Blaze
Bomb threat at museum in Sweden caught in ‘racist cake’ scandal; Cake depicted naked African woman, featured actress in blackface
Swedish police on Tuesday responded to a bomb threat at a Stockholm museum that is caught up in a racial scandal involving the country’s minister of culture.
Authorities said the Moderna Museet was evacuated after officers in the southern city of Malmo received the threat, and a bomb squad was dispatched to the museum, The Associated Press reported.
Sweden's minister of culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, has come under fire for attending a party at the museum featuring a large cake depicting a naked African woman.
An actor in minstrel-style blackface served as the cake’s head and screamed in mock pain while guests carved slices from the pastry's nude torso, videos from the event showed.
More @ NY Daily News
Sabo was killed on May 10, 1970, during a battle in the Se San River valley of Cambodia. That afternoon, two platoons of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, were pursuing a North Vietnamese Army force when the party of about 60 soldiers were ambushed by an enemy force of at least 150 soldiers.
According to the proposed Medal of Honor citation, Sabo, who was at the tail end of the American column, led repeated efforts stop the enemy from encircling and overrunning his comrades.
During the fight, Sabo used his own body as a shield to protect a fellow soldier from a grenade blast and sustained multiple shrapnel wounds. Later, already wounded, he exposed himself to enemy fire to strip ammunition from comrades who fell earlier in the day to continue the fight.
Sabo charged the enemy after they ambushed his platoon that day, according to the press release. He killed several enemy soldiers and drew fire away from his platoon, ultimately forcing the enemy to retreat.
While securing a re-supply of ammunition, a grenade landed nearby. Sabo threw the grenade and shielded a wounded comrade with his body, saving his comrade’s life.
Although wounded, Sabo continued to charge the enemy’s bunker and received several serious wounds from automatic weapons fire. He crawled towards the enemy emplacement and threw a grenade into the bunker. The explosion stopped enemy fire but also ended Sabo’s life.
Sabo’s courage and complete disregard for his own safety saved the lives of many of his platoon members, the release said.
Eight soldiers, including Sabo, were killed in the battle, according to military records.
A largely unknown group of Justice Department officials has inserted itself into the local Florida protest movement surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, assisting the protestors and attending their meetings and rallies.
While the officials are tasked with preventing racial violence, it appears that in carrying out their duties, they have provided significant assistance to those protesting the killing of Martin, who black, by George Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic.
The officials are members of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service, also known as “The Peacemakers,” a special unit established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and empowered to act to mitigate local tensions between ethnic groups.
From the CRS website:
More @ White House Dossier
Ted Nugent is hitting the pavement for GOP president hopeful Mitt Romney. The rocker called for attendees of the National Rifle Association’s convention to go out and recruit thousands of people to vote for Romney in the coming election. Nugent said, ”Our government is wiping its a– with the Constitution.” During an on-site interview, he also told the crowd, ”We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution. Does everybody here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense? That sounds like a stoned hippie. That doesn’t sound like a Supreme Court anything.”