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Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Toxic Assets, Administration Lies and Dining with Terrorists




In the US, the ugliness behind Obama is beginning to float to the surface. Suddenly ACORN, responsible for much of the voter fraud behind Obama and the big Democratic Congress expansion is under the microscope.

In an startling partisan shift, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. on Thursday proposed holding hearings on claims the liberal activist group ACORN engaged in a pattern of crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.

Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat and fierce partisan, suggested a congressional probe after scathing testimony about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) during a hearing on various voting issues related to the 2008 presidential election.

The testimony by Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh accused the nonprofit group of violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by, among other things, sharing with the Barack Obama campaign a list of the Democrat's maxed-out campaign donors so ACORN could use it to solicit them for a get-out-the-vote drive.

She also testified that the Democrat-allied group provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from targets of demonstrations through a shakedown it called the “muscle for the money” program.


If Conyers has suddenly switched sides, either ACORN is suddenly a threat to him, or the group is headed for so much hot water that even Conyers doesn't want anything to do with them.

Either way we're seeing both new revelations and new tensions as the Democratic majority splits apart into conflicting groups, creating greater friction, which can build up to bigger and bigger explosions.

Meanwhile Obama's AIG hypocrisy hit the mainstream news media. Obama had decided to calm public disgust with the huge nationalization bailouts by taking on a safe target, Wall Street executives who were his own contributors, and whose contributions he had repaid about a 1000 to 1. But being two faced and with David Axelrod pulling the Teleprompter in Chief's strings, he decided to make them a good temporary target for outrage... something that naturally would shore up his public support enough to keep spending hundreds of billions on Wall Street bailouts.

And then the whole thing began to unravel. Obama was busy demonstrating why he's kept tethered to a teleprompter in the first place, when he compared AIG to a suicide bomber on the radio, and then headed to Leno to promote his economic plan, with a joke about the Special Olympics.

But in the meantime Senator Dodd admitted that he had inserted an amendment protecting AIG executive bonuses, and blamed Obama's pet economic whiz kid, Timothy Geither. Suddenly CNN was asking, who knew about the bonuses and when did they know it.

While Media Matters was rushing to defend first Dodd and then Obama with explanations that became increasingly irrelevant, the media began at once covering and minimizing a scandal, that was actually created by Obama's people and rebounded on him.

Dodd is currently claiming that he had no idea what the legislation he wrote actually meant. Like most liars, Dodd managed to contradict himself over and over again.

Dodd said he was misled on the issue of bonuses for AIG executives. He claimed he would not have drafted key legislative changes allowing the bonuses to move forward if he knew the purpose of those changes.


This excuse leaves Dodd looking completely incompetent, since if he doesn't know what legislation he's drafting, shouldn't he admit senility and retire?

This accompanied a parade of other excuses, claiming that others had put the language in, that he had resisted it... which is rather odd since why would he resist it if he didn't know anything about it.

Despite Dodd blaming Obama's own administration for making him put it in, Obama was still free to go on Leno and talk about how shocked he was by the AIG bonuses, despite the minor detail that he had signed the bill containing the amendment. Something that no doubt had nothing to do with him being the second largest recipient of AIG money in the Senate.

All this leaves Obama and Dodd with a choice between pleading incompetence, in not knowing what the bills they drafted and signed say, or corruption.

And since one abuse of power follows another, the AIG bailout is naturally followed by the AIG bonus tax, a blatantly illegal abuse of the tax code as penalty aimed at perpetuating a political circus, against Obama's political donors\capitalist enemies of the state.

Two months in and it's painfully clear that Nixon had nothing on Obama. A point only driven further home when Obama's paranoid culture of secrecy and media control, caused him to receive a newspaper association's award in an event... closed to the press.

Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony

We are not making this up:

Barack Obama was elected commander in chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history.

This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year."

The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon.

The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.

From the president's official schedule:

"Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press."

Maybe they'll let the newspaper people pass the award through the fence.

-- Andrew Malcolm


It is truly hard to top.

But Obama hasn't just been doing Leno, he's doing Ahmadinejad too. While flagrantly ignoring America's allies in the Muslim world, or outright undermining them in the case of Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Pakistan...

Obama has a special message for Iran.

The man who could hardly be bothered to deal with Britain's Prime Minister, or give him the right region DVD's, is busy contorting himself into loops for Ahmadinejad.

Naturally Iran responded by promising to bring on the nukes by the end of the year.

Meanwhile buyer's remorse on Obama is spreading. Some of the Catholic and Evangelical figures who went out for Obama are now realizing that any promise of moderation on abortion was a lie. Unsurprising when you consider that Obama's biggest non-minority margin of victory was among unmarried women.

"Mexico City, conscience clause, Sebelius, embryonic stem cells... In each case, I have been asked by friends at Democratic or progressive-leaning think tanks not just to refrain from opposing these moves, but instead to support them in the name of a broader understanding of what it means to be pro-life. I mainly refused.


A broader understanding of pro-life that naturally wouldn't include the lives of unborn babies. A nice euphemism indeed. I'm sure David Axelrod is smirking somewhere.

Speaking of Pro-Life, in Religion of Peace news, we may be seeing the beginning of a new terror trend in Israel, with bulldozing attacks now supplemented by restaurant poisoning attacks.

The terrorist, Ihab Abu Rial, is a member of the Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, a group associated with Fatah which is headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Abu Rial worked for three years at the “Grill Express” restaurant. Together with a fellow employee who was his accomplice, he planned to poison the restaurant’s clients in early 2008.

They planned to carry out the poisoning in the early afternoon on a Tuesday, a time at which the restaurant is usually packed with diners. The two intended to use a white, odorless poison, and tasteless powder with a slow-release component which would have been undetectable when slipped into the food, in order to maximize the number of diners hurt.


Sick, evil and inevitable.

Israel provides employment to far too many Arabs. The restaurant poisonings are a consequence of that, just as the bulldozer attacks are. And the constant pandering and support given to Fatah murderers, insures that they will only be strengthened to commit further atrocities.

This attack may have failed, but especially with news of it out, similar copycat attacks will follow. And sooner or later they will succeed. With the Religion of Peaceful Slaughter, there is no middle ground. Either you resist, or die and watch your loved ones die horribly as well.

Time and time again, Muslim populations in non-Muslim countries that become radicalized, become sources of domestic and international terrorism. The UK is currently facing the same situation and with the same combination of pandering and ineptness.

And people will die.

Britons should 'wake up before it is too late' or suffer another 7/7 terror attack, hate cleric Omar Bakri has warned.

In a sinister rant, the warped preacher threatened that ordinary Muslims living here would rise up and retaliate for the 'evil' acts of British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

'You want to declare war against us? We will declare Islam against you. It is time for you to wake up before it is too late.


And on that we can agree with Omar Bakri. It is time to wake up and choose a side. The only difference between Barki and the so called moderate Muslim leadership, is discretion not belief. In their view the likes of Bakri or Osama are moving too fast too soon. Which is lucky for us in a way, because this serves as a wake up call, a glimpse into the near future before the public is ready for it.

In Israel meanwhile the political chaos continues, with the formerly dominant Labor Party threatening to splinter into three parties. Meanwhile the Israeli Communist Party will be holding their own conference from hell in Tel Aviv University, dedicating to examining how Israel is evil and should be destroyed.

The decision to hold the congress on the campus of Tel Aviv University was no doubt made thanks to the presence of a large number of open self-declared communists on the faculty there. Among those to speak at the communist convocation will be communist Prof. Yoav Peled of TAU's political science department and Prof. Gadi Algazi , who is on the faculty of the history department at TAU. They are joined by the far-leftist anti-Israel Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal, of the TAU psychology department, best known for his pseudo-academic research "proving" that Jews are racists and opposed to peace, based on the drawings of Jewish school children.

Other comrades to be organizing the dictatorship of the proletariat at the Tel Aviv University gulag include Uri Ram, a sociologist from Ben Gurion University, who thinks Israel's very existence is a crime against humanity. The party hacks from the communist party will also be addressing the congress.

These days instead Canada is emerging as the beacon of sanity, banning Galloway from entering the country, as a terrorist supporter. (Also a giant cat impersonator)

Naturally Galloway will now claim Canada is run by the Jews. At a time when the UK throws open its doors to Hizbullah, Obama airs greeting to Ahmadinejad, Canada slams the door shut on a prominent Western terrorist puppet.

In the blogsphere roundup, Neocon Express comments on the Obama worship with an entire Barnes and Nobles section dedicated to "Obama Books"

Boker Tov Boulder passes on word from Caroline Glick that Scowcroft may be in line for Freeman's NIE post. As if there's a difference.

At ACT, Obama's diplomacy has opened the door for further Taliban demands

Via Lgstarr, a top Schumer aide may be headed to jail, instead of working his way up in politics. It's a start.

Shallow Thought takes on the raw UN deal

Citizen Warrior tackles the question, Are you an Islamophobe?

Bare Naked Islam, has the new Homeland Security Secretary replacing Muslim Terrorism with the more PC term, "Man Caused Disasters".

Meanwhile at Covertress, North Korea is asking for a discontinuation of humanitarian supplies.

This ends the week.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

"These days instead Canada is emerging as the beacon of sanity, banning Galloway from entering the country, as a terrorist supporter." (Sultan)

Canada also refused William Ayers at the borders; he had to turn around in disgrace... lol
WILLIAM AYERS TURNED BACK AT CANADIAN BORDER
January 19, 2009
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/573462

We are so lucky to have Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the head of our country. He even refused to go the Durban II conference:
OBAMA SHOULD JOIN OTTAWA IN BOYCOTTING DURBAN II
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/25/obama-should-join-ottawa-in-boycotting-durban-ii.aspx

Prime Minister Harper also is against Kyoto:
HARPER LETTER CALLED KYOTO'S "SOCIALIDT SCHEME"
http://www.thestar.com/article/176382

But, don't kid yourself, the Opposition formed by 3 Parties (Liberals, Bloc Québécois and New Democratic Party) are always threatening to form a coalition and replace Harper. So it is very fragile.

As for Israel, she better wake-up fast. Like America, Israel will be destroyed from within. Western Civilization has to make new rules to protect herself from domestic enemies and that will start by changing immigration's rules. We cannot allow Civilization to be diluted by Barbarism.

Well Sultan, you sure did a good job in giving us this week American's highlights. Quite disastrous! What else can we expect from a corrupted illegal TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The United State) and his no less corrupted democrat's congress?

Americans have to stand-up against all of this. Remember that:
"When people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty" (Thomas Jefferson)
(French Canadian)

crystal said...

Thank you for all the information. Your posts are always insightful.
I support Israel, and I pray for its peace.
God bless you.

reoconnot said...

This is a great site, which I learned about from a comment at Gateway Pundit. I love the way you link to source articles.

May I suggest that you put the date at the top of each page?

Keep hammering away at creepy and incompetent President Obamateur.

Anonymous said...

Read that the "National Newspaper Publisher Association" is home to, among others, Louis F's "The Final Call."
More of the Chicago Combine feasting at 1600 Penn Ave.

Keli Ata said...

To French Canadian--G-d bless that law in Canada forbidding anyone with any prior arrest from crossing the border. That law was genius:)

Lemon said...

I think Canada needs to wake up
with their little mosque on the prairie crap.
Canada won't let in anyone with an arrest record? Poor guy who gets pulled over for traffic violation gets handcuffed now can't get into Canada.
Canada sucks up to illegals like no one's business and they are so politically correct they stink to high heaven.

Canada with its tribunals for "hate speech" and putting clergy on trial for preaching the truth from their pulpits.
Yes Canada will light the way.

Excuse me I have to throw up now.

Lemon said...

Oh, by the way, are Obama's front teeth getting longer and longer?
He looks like Bucky Beaver.

Brian Macker said...

They want to tax ill gotten gains that were extracted from the taxpayers?

Well then tax the salaries and bonuses at all the government sponsored entities at 100%. Start with Frank Raines and make it retroactive.

While they are at it tax ACORN and all the other non-profit that swill at the public trough like pigs, paying out six figure salaries to their directors.

Anonymous said...

First, please don't attack Canada, as of now the leader PM Harper is a conservative who is a friend of Israel with a very small majority, just like Netanyahu. The other parties, Toronto itself, some in BC, Montreal and the whole Quebec are as lefties as Obama or Meretz. The rest of Canada is conservative and level headed, the problem is the election system which is exactly like Israel's. This is why there is an almost 50-50 conservative/liberal stalemate.
Second, I think that the leaders of US and Israel, Britain, even the much touted Sarkozi who disapointed greatly, are representatives of the today's western culture: corrupted to the bone, empty, superficial and paralyzed by PC.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

You are right. Lemon doesn't get it. I am from Montreal and I can tell you that Quebec is disgustingly liberal. I don't even blog on Québec's blogs anymore... a complete waste of time. They are like American's Obots.

Canada has been stuck with 13 years of Liberal government before Conservative Stephen Harper got elected. He is the best thing this country as ever had.

Like USA, Canadian big cities are hopeless leftards... it is normal, they have lost all of their values and they have massive immigration.

But the ROC (Rest Of Canada) is very Conservative. Like Anonymous said, the problem is the election system who is not fair to Conservative majority. It MUST be changed or we will soon return to the stupid leftist liberal government. The first thing they should do is ban the separatist Bloc Québécois (BQ) from Ottawa.
(French Canadian)

Lemon said...

I didnt attack Canada, I told the truth about it.
I get it just fine.
Canada is far from level headed in with their politically correct boards that put people on trial for "hate speech".

You attack America but I guess that is okay. Then you say Canada is not all bad as an excuse .
So do you mean America is all bad? I guess in your view there are no decent Americans.

Anonymous said...

Lemon,

Breathe thru your nose for a minute.

I haven't attack America. Sultan said: "These days instead Canada is emerging as the beacon of sanity, banning Galloway from entering the country, as a terrorist supporter."

And Sultan was right whether you like it or not.

And I love America but I do think that the 52% of Americans that voted for Obama are plain dumb idiots.

Sorry if it hurts, I am just telling the truth.
(French Canadian)

Anonymous said...

Ouspt... I meant: "And I love America but I do think that 52% of Americans that voted for Obama are plain DUMB idiots."
(French Canadian)

Anonymous said...

Obama or no Obama, Canadaland is more left wing than America.

Free speech still isn't against the law here.

Anonymous said...

THE NEW GRINGO DYSTOPIA http://jdcarriere.blogspot.com/2008/11/new-gringo-dystopia.html

"Remember when W won his second term and a lot of liberal Americans threatened to move to Canada? Any who did: Please go home now.

Which got me thinking, to fully enjoy the New Gringo Dystopia, what if all the Cannucki Libs go along too and sensible Americans flee to Canada?

'Course, commies being commies, they'll soon be running out down there of half-caf lo-fat soy lattes and toilet paper, and then Whoopie Golberg will try to defect, probably with Matt Damon in her carry-on.

So I'm thinking, a shiny new 'lectric fence all along the 49th with Sarah Palin as Head Northern Sniper.

Canada: Suddenly the Conservative Option. This could be okay."

(French Canadian)

Arnold said...

Suddenly is about right. Governments change fast and Harper's almost fell not long ago. Australia looked pretty good under Howard, now it's back to being left wing. Canada will go the same way.

Sultan Knish said...

Unfortunately there are no more conservative countries, only watered down conservative governments. Their power structures are liberal. Harper's government now stands virtually alone in the English speaking West.

I hope he will endure, but until we bring some real changes and restore power to the people, no conservative government anywhere can be counted on.

Anonymous said...

"Harper's government now stands virtually alone in the English speaking West. I hope he will endure, but until we bring some real changes and restore power to the people, no conservative government anywhere can be counted on." (Sultan)

Right on the dot again, Sultan. If Americans reelects a Democrat Congress in 2010... for sure Harper won't stand a chance.

Since Obama's election, he has been weakened... he was almost thrown out in december. And if you reelect Obama in 2012, no government in the world will stand a chance.

USA is our neighbours, our first commercial partner and our ally. What ever happens in your country affects us... and it affects the whole world. So please wake-up Americans and kick the usurper out and the corrupted liberal Congress.

(French Canadian)

Lucas said...

Canada whose navy is in lake michigan yacht club and manned by Old man Simpson from Sheboygan.

Lucas said...

Canada, where ministers who tell the truth about things are jailed.
Canada with it's facist tribunals that indict people for so called hate speech.
Land of the frozen brains, land of canucks with fiber challenged bowels.
Canada land of the lost freedom of speech and banned books and home of the cowardly.

Sultan Knish said...

Regardless of the US government, no conservative government in any Western country can endure unless conservative values and organization hold the day domestically.

So Lemon is right. Canada has fewer protections on free speech than the US does. Canada now carries the torch in terms of a conservative government, but in some ways it is the US that is catching up to Canada with an ethnically fragmented Southwest that may become our Quebec, an end to absolute free speech, and more deeply entrenched socialism

We're all on the same side so there's no need to trade insults. And we all live in countries sinking into the swamp of socialism and dhimmitude. It does no good to toot one nation's horn.

Anonymous said...

We are indeed on the same side. Canada has been weakened by so many years of liberal government. With Harper, we are trying to get out of the mud. Once socialism hits a country, it is not easy to get rid of it. It is almost irreversible.

This is why I insist so much that SCOTUS gets a suppoena for all of Obama's records. The shorter his term, the better. After 4 years of Obama, the dammage to your country will be so considerable and will be very hard to undo.

Believe me... Harper is facing this problem right now... he knows how difficult it is. Not an easy task.

(French Canadian)

Anonymous said...

BTW, Pamela Geller's blog site (Atlas Shrugs) was shut down last weak for HATE SPEACH.

See article:
ATLAS BLOCKED: TRUTH IS THE NEW HATE SPEECH
UPDATE: GOVERNMENT BAN TOO
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/03/atlas-blocked-truth-is-the-new-hate-speech.html

(French Canadian)

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