the State of the Labor Union Address

By Newssleuth

Last night Obama gave his first State of the Union Address. He spoke about how he wants to make these hard times easier for the American people. He went on and on about how he was making things better. But I wonder, how many of Obama’s plans directly benefit the labor unions that so heavily supported him in his run for president?

Bows to labor unions. In saluting the resilience of the American people, Obama specifically mentioned people “building cars and teaching kids”—both heavily unionized occupations. And his administration has been pouring money into them, through the General Motors and Chrysler bailouts and through the one-third of the 2009 stimulus package that went to state and local governments. Obama not only pays off his political debts, he gives his paymasters some psychic reward as well.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Some-thoughts-on-the-State-of-the-Union-82959652.html#ixzz0dxPLqTDh

Student Loans. Obama has a proposal to nationalize the $1 trillion college loan market at taxpayer expense and he has made another proposal to cap the percentage of income that former students pay on their student loans at 10% of their income and forgive student loans after 20 years, reduced down from 25 years. However, if the former student works in the public sector for 10 years the student loan balance is waived after 10 years.

This is a good deal for those former students who take government jobs, where average wages and benefits are now higher than in the private sector. It’s even better if through their government jobs they become union members too. The New York Times reports that most union members work for the government.

If enacted the new plan will cost the federal government as much as $1 trillion over five years. Under the new plan a person making an adjusted gross income of $30,000 who owes $40,000 in student loans would pay about $115.00 per month to service his student loan debt, down from $170.00 a month under the current system.

http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/13460-Obama-Student-Loan-Proposals-Make-My-Children-Schlubs.html

Campaign Donations. When Obama scolded the Supreme Court saying the Supreme Court, “reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.” Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mouthed the words “not true.” Obama forgot that the court said corporations and unions could spend freely from their treasuries to run political ads for or against specific candidates. But Obama said corporations can “spend without limit in our elections,” when corporations and unions are still prohibited from contributing directly to politicians.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/28/andrew-napolitano-obama-state-union-campaign-finance-alito-supreme-court/

Health Care Reform Bill. In the proposed bill the Cadillac Tax Plan compromise with unions postpones the Cadillac tax’s application to union health plans until 2018. Labor leaders said that transition time was needed to accommodate unions and employers with multiyear agreements.

Senior Democrats must now take the proposed financing package to rank-and-file lawmakers in the House and Senate — and find revenue sources to offset reductions in the Cadillac tax.

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jan/15/nation/la-na-health-congress15-2010jan15

Stimulus Bill Projects. Obama touted that Florida will receive federal stimulus money for a high speed train between Orlando and Tampa after state lawmakers approved a sweeping rail package to allow for the development of the SunRail commuter train in Orlando and provide about $15 million to the cash-strapped Tri-Rail train in South Florida.

Lawmakers hoped passing that legislation would work in their favor as they try to secure $2.5 billion in federal stimulus money for a Tampa to Orlando high speed corridor, the first leg of a long-proposed Tampa-Orlando-Miami bullet train route.

Florida made a $2.5 billion request for stimulus funds for the Orlando and Tampa route and two other requests, $70 million for Atlantic Coast Amtrak passenger service between Jacksonville and Miami and $432 million for buying existing freight tracks for SunRail from CSX Corp.

The Florida high speed rail corridor was one of 10 identified by the White House last spring for the beginning of a national network. Competing links include California between Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego, the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast between Houston and Atlanta, Chicago, the southeastern U.S. between Washington, D.C. and Georgia, the south Central U.S. between Tulsa and Texas, Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, New York between New York City and upstate New York and New England. .

“We completely support high speed rail for Florida,” Florida AFL-CIO spokesman Rich Templin told the News Service of Florida Wednesday. “The state could use the high skill high wage jobs it would bring and Floridians would have a reliable system of public transportation.” The union was initially opposed to the SunRail bill, but turned around on the plan after receiving commitments that it would protect union jobs.

http://www.jaxobserver.com/2010/01/28/florida-getting-high-speed-rail-money/

What other proposals did Obama support in his State of the Union Address that “pay back” his union buddies? I know there are more.

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63 responses to “the State of the Labor Union Address

  1. And look here, Nancy Pelosi supports unions too unless…….

  2. Union Boss to Members: Shut the F*%k Up, You Motherf*%kers! Jan.28, 2010 Snips

    United Auto Workers (UAW) union rank and file members shout down their own UAW leadership in a heated meeting on January 24th, as their UAW leader loses it at the podium.

    “At one point, one UAW leader (identified as Javier Contreras) yelled at the crowd, telling them to “…Shut the f*ck up, you motherf*ckers!…
    Things got so bad, that UAW leaders had to call the police to restore order.”

    Workers from the Fremont, California NUMMI plant, the UAW-represented joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, will lose their jobs after March 31st when the plant is slated to close, due to high labor costs and stricter environmental standards in California. They’re angry with their local UAW leaders for not representing their interests and accuse the UAW of “politicizing” the plant’s closure.

    http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/28/union-boss-to-members-shut-the-fk-up-you-motherfkers/#more-66330

    • A fine example of Union Leadership. I am told this is really a “normal” rather than abnormal meeting. Unions take your money, but what do they really do with all of it? What do those monthly dues pay for? Union members should start asking questions. Those that have an option to form a union should review videos like this.

      WARNING: Strong language, angry-town-hall-mob-like-behavior

  3. These high-speed rail systems (which are only bullet trains lite–they’ll go 110 mph at most, not over 200 mph, as in Europe) are nothing more than a foot in the door. Once hooked on these programs, which are placed in politically strategic areas of the country, the local pols will scream for more and more federal monies to maintain these rail corridors.

    Once the lines are built, the jobs will disappear; but the states and local governments will be left to maintain the corridors. Hind tit, forevermore.

    More federal government dependency because the states won’t be able to afford these rail systems. They’ll clamor for federal dollars and federal money means more federal control of state economies.

    More union jobs are a given. And more union power and control of the economy because, as happens in France, a strike can shut down the country.

    O’Bobblehead says that trains will be more desirable because we won’t have to go through invasive security. Right. Don’t Islamist terrorists bomb trains in Europe? Once built and utilized, these trains will be targeted as easily as planes. A terror attack on a rail corridor will be more disruptive than any airplane attack. With a plane, that plane goes down; but other planes can still fly. With a train, the train and the rail corridor are put out of commission. More disruption of the US economy. But that’s the Alinsky plan.

    It’s a sham. More socialist redistribution. More doubling down on O’Bobblehead’s Marxist, Socialist schemes to “remake” America.

    On another topic: Do you think it’s only coincidence that GOVERNMENT REGULATORS put heavy pressure on Toyota to force them into stopping production? Or that Ford is similarly pressured? These are the two auto companies that benefitted the most from Cash for Clunkers. That had to stick in the craw of the administration.

    So now the feds come down hard on Toyota, and GM is waiting in the wings with a special program of rebates to convince people to trade in their “dangerous” Toyotas for a Government Motors model, while the lamestream media picks up the talking points and run story after story about how this situation ruins Toyota’s reputation for quality. Carrying O’Bobblehead’s water, as usual.

    I hope O’Bobblehead takes note of the demonstrations in Venezuela. His friend Chavez isn’t doing so well these days. Maybe the Tea Party Movement is branching out internationally, just like ACORN. 🙂

    • Miri, Exactly.
      It is like trend over trend. Over and over…Lets get rid of the trains, make people buy oil, cars and rubber. Got that tee shirt, now over again back to trains. They have us to milk to feed their hobbies and trends. Rich people hobbies…
      I say ok, build the trains if you like the toys, but finance them and maintain them yourselves, like you do the profits you make.
      People get really efficient when spending their own money and not someone elses.
      If we then wish to buy stock in the railroads, fine, but the taxpayers will not have to pay for the toys.

  4. Miri
    I heard that the amount given Fla for ghe trains will just about cover the cost of the preliminary survey work and maybe enough to break ground. The state will be in over it’s head before the construction gets going.
    But the Disney tourists do need to get to Bush Gardens.

    EXPORTS
    Didn’t he say we are going to double our exports?
    We don’t have many products left but……..
    Maybe the deal is to shut down every car manufacturer except………GM USA

    • I heard that perhaps the CA trains will be high-speed, over 200 mph; but CA is bankrupt, so where will they get the money to maintain this boondoggle?

      They reported that the 1.1 billion for the CHI-STL line will go only to continue the ongoing updating of the current tracks used for freight, not passengers. That will have to be the next stage and where will that money come from?

      So high-speed passenger trains are not YET part of this IL/MO stimulus socialism.

      Nothing is as it seems. There’s some kind of payoff. Some kind of corruption. Even if only buying votes and support for IL Dems who are at risk on account of Blago/Obama corrupti-nomics.

      • Miri,

        I remember reading that O wanted these trains as his legacy…as in the Obama train wreck. There is a payoff. To the unions, as they would be the ones doing the work. Jobs for the unions and if one doesn’t belong to the union, no job. They need to keep their coffers filled and can only do that if they get more members. With all the company closings and people out of work, their coffers are dwindling.

        Once a government entity..it remains such. I doubt all of those retired people are looking at the tax implications for themselves and for the state…in Florida.

        Other trains are owned by private companies…but are they also responsible for the upkeep of the tracks or is that left to the states?

        I wonder if all of these plans are already “track ready” or if it will be years before these new jobs begin. The Dems need some sort of accomplishment to toot with the coming elections.

        • You got it, Bridgette. This is a stop gap, big showy thing to toot their horns about. Also payoff to the unions and people who will temporarily get some jobs out of it. But everybody knows it’s a boondoggle. He doesn’t care because a boondoggle and waste of money plays right into his Alinsky plan. That would be the same plan the socialist conference in Brazil recently admitted to: Don’t let this crisis go to waste. Use it to destroy capitalism around the world.

  5. Miri
    Like your Avatar……what big eyes you have!

    • AOne,

      Thank you ! I pulled Stern up on wiki – (Renee for give me if you have the info. here already, I missed it)

      From wiki –
      Stern is unapologetic about targeting private equity firms, shaming business leaders, and competing to build SEIU’s membership: “We like to say: We use the power of persuasion first. If it doesn’t work, we try the persuasion of power”

      Born the son of a lawyer in West Orange, New Jersey, Stern was a student leftist in the 1960s. He began college as a business major at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business but ultimately graduated in 1971 with a B.A. in education and urban planning.[12][13] After graduation, he spent time traveling in Europe and trained in the tactics of radical activism at the Midwest Academy[14], an educational institute formed by former Students for a Democratic Society member Paul and Heather Booth to teach leftist community organizers how to promote social change and infiltrate the labor movement.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Stern

      And with a little digging I found this –

      Politico
      Dec 9, 2008

      A Democratic source confirms that SEIU President Andy Stern is the “SEIU official” referred to in the federal complaint against Rod Blagojevich.

      On November 12, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH spoke with SEIU Official, who was in Washington, D.C. Prior intercepted phone conversations indicate that approximately a week before this call, ROD BLAGOJEVICH met with SEIU Official to discuss the vacant Senate seat, and ROD BLAGOJEVICH understood that SEIU Official was an emissary to discuss Senate Candidate 1’s interest in the Senate seat. During the conversation with SEIU Official on November 12, 2008, ROD BLAGOJEVICH informed SEIU Official that he had heard the President-elect wanted persons other than Senate Candidate 1 to be considered for the Senate seat. SEIU Official stated that he would find out if Senate Candidate 1 wanted SEIU Official to keep pushing her for Senator with ROD BLAGOJEVICH. ROD BLAGOJEVICH said that “one thing I’d be interested in” is a 501(c)(4) organization. ROD BLAGOJEVICH explained the 501(c)(4) idea to SEIU Official and said that the 501(c)(4)70 could help “our new Senator [Senate Candidate 1].” SEIU Official agreed to “put that flag up and see where it goes.”

      http://us2.startpage-proxy.com/do/proxy?ah=&l=english&c=hf&cat=web&q=President+SEIU&rl=NONE&rid=MJLMQOSLKRRQ&hlq=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.startpage.com%2Fdo%2Fmetasearch.pl%3Fcat%3Dweb%26cmd%3Dprocess_search%26language%3Denglish%26query%3DPresident+SEIU%26engine0%3Dv1all&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politico.com%2Fblogs%2Fbensmith%2F1208%2FSource_SEIU_official_was_Stern.html&udata=e1a0762f1bd93deb902279e5f6dc0bf9&nwwndw=1

      ————–
      I’m going to research Stern more tonight. Will keep you all posted.

  6. Hi Ladies,

    I thought I’d weigh in on this a little being in the Transportation Industry. I dont know if you have heard, in Dec 08 Kalifornia passed the toughest diesel emissions standards in the U.S.

    The standards are the toughest in the nation requireing extensive retrofitting of heavy diesel trucks and buses. Some older models of trucks, buses, will have to be phased out entirely. Around a million trucks and buses will have to be retrofitted or replaced. Retrofiting will require smog filters or cleaner engine technology beginning in 2011.

    By 2014, all trucks and buses must have soot filters.By 2023, no truck or bus will be allowed to be more than 13 years old unless it has special equipment to cut nitrogen oxide emissions.Kalifornia also passed the most stringent greenhouse gas emissions laws in the nation. Reducing diesel soot emissions that they say will improve human health, air quality, and also fight climate change.

    We have already spent $52,000 haveing 4 of our 6 trucks retofitted. If we do not comply we are shut down. This means any truck by next year operating in or entering Kalifornia must have the retofit for the emission control or they do not run transportation in Kalifornia PERIOD, UNLESS it is a newer truck.

    This is what they want to pass nation wide. And belive me its on the agenda. Transportation Companys CAN NOT absorb the cost of this, it will send them into bankruptcy.

    The goverments plan is to send all product by rail. And have small trucking companys distribute the product.

    And there you have it –

    First you take control of the money, then communication, manufacturing and transportation. Finally you take control of food and health care. From there you can do whatever you want with no impedence. Welcome to the take over of the US of A.

  7. This will be quite a shocker..NOT!

    The SEIU is at it again. Don’t believe everything you read….The Tea Party is NOT over!!! Found this info at http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com
    Thank God for sites like http://www.opensecrets.org who can find this info out for us to uncover their dirty dealings!!!!
    ~~~~~~~

    The progressives are not just trying to split the tea party movement from the Republican Party, they’re also trying to legitimize and destroy the tea party movement itself.

    This website recently popped up on the internet:
    The Tea Party Is Over-
    Our Mission: To prevent the Tea Party’s dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction.

    Lee Doren did his research and found out who is behind this anti-freedom website:

    I just came across a new website titled: http://www.TheTeaPartyIsOver.org

    It is paid for by the American Public Policy Committee. Well, according to opensecrets.org, the two donors for American Public Policy Committee this year are Patriot Majority and Patriot Majority West.

    However, according to opensecrets.org, the 2nd largest contributor in 2008 to Patriot Majority was SEIU and other top Unions around America.

    It figures. When the SEIU is not out cracking heads and stomping on tea party vendors they’re working on other ways to destroy the tea party movement. They will do anything to force their radical agenda on America.

  8. Ga. Peach,

    Obama and the head of SEIU have cut deals so strong that they are affraid of the tea party movement and are going to do anything in their power to disban the tea party. who is the head of SEIU, anyone know?

    • Andy Stern

    • Thanks, Leza, for all the info you give us! The SEIU has way too much control in our country! So sorry that this will bring you and your family harder times. I can relate to what you are saying about truckers and their struggles….I have 3 uncles in South Georgia who have been in the trucking business all their lives, although the money is really good at times; there is sooo much money involved in keeping those trucks on the road and in order to make any money they have to run without the proper rest that we need to survive and be healthy! One uncle is in his mid-70’s and just cannot live without his hands on those steering wheels! God Bless them all! Thanks for all you and your honey’s work!

      • Must correct that age….he most certainly would not like me to add years! He just turned 70!
        And could run circles around me!

      • Thank you, Ga. Peach ! yes trucking is 24/7.

        I have this hanging over my desk it’s long so I’ll only insert a part of it.

        It’s called My Daddy is A Truck Driver –

        (A student is complaing in class his daddy is only a truck driver, and his teacher over hear’s him and say’s) –

        He’s a truck driving man, boy do you hear me? Dont give me that hang dog look, your daddy is a gear jamming king of the road. He’s a winner in any man’s book. Who feeds you kid Doe’s a grocery store or fast food joint down the street, or doe’s some Eighteen Wheeler running all night long bring home every bite you eat? There aint a thing you’ll use today that some ole trucker dident bring. Somebody’s daddy rode all night long so you can do your thing, this country’s thing, this whole thing roll’s on wheels. We are kept alive by these men that drive, these men that god made out of steel. You just can’t jam gears for thirty years without learin a thing or two. If a country don’t move, then a country wont eat and son that brings me back to you. The next time you talk about your daddy, you understand son, your talking about a man.

        God Bless your uncle (s) Yep! it get’s in the blood. White line fever, that white line never ends on the road, you chase it forever!! My hubby say’s when he find’s the end of that white line he will come off the road…LOL

  9. Another great article found at worldviewtimes.com once again reminding us that special interest groups, i.e. UNION; they control it all; or think that they do. But as many here have said….we are awake now and the tide is changing! This is a strong message from J. B. Williams. Anyone heard of him before?
    ~~~~~~~

    ‘With All Due Disrespect Mr President!’

    The official state of our union is disarray… thanks almost exclusively to you and your less than American belief system and equally anti-American cohorts in congress.

    Had your elitist political friends not forced banks to make bad loans under your Community Reinvestment Act, which labels banks not willing to make bad loans “racists,” the mortgage industry would not have made bad loans and the securities the government sold, supported by a book of bad Fannie and Freddie backed loans, would not have ended in financial calamity for the entire US economy.

    But to suggest in your state of the union speech – “With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.” – after coming to power on an unprecedented and vulgar amount of corrupt international special interest funding, is just plain insulting!

    You spent more to become president than any president in US history, more than four times your opponent, and every penny of it came from “special interest groups,” more than $200 million of it from still unknown overseas sources.

    You said it right here – “I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests or, worse, by foreign entities.” But you sir, are the Messiah of funny money in politics, the king of the sludge fund cesspool. To even suggest otherwise, makes you a bold-faced liar as well!

    You won’t even release your college records so that people know who paid for your very expensive Ivy League education, much less disclose to the American people the source of hundreds of millions poured into your quest for power.

    If you want to attack special interest funds in politics, you had better begin with the biggest offenders of all…

    Since 1989 – the single largest special interest donor group has been the labor movement. When they say “workers of the world unite,” they ain’t kiddin’… Six of the Top Ten biggest political war chests belong to the labor movement, accounting for more than $188 million in campaign donations, not counting related 527 and PAC contributions, 99% of it given to Democrats.

    There is no larger special interest group in American politics today, which explains why Obama’s idea of “creating jobs” as if pulling a rabbit from a hat, is limited to government funded projects given to union bid only contractors.

    Please read more at:
    http://www.worldviewtimes.com/article.php/articleid-5790/Brannon-Howse/JB-Williams

    Oh yea, at the end of this article, there is a link to opensecrets.org to find more info, but it did not work for me! But then again, I have, more than likely, a union computer ! Haha!

  10. The Supreme Court Smack Down’

    Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
    Liberty Counsel

    President Obama’s scolding of the Supreme Court during the State of the Union address was out of line. But the attitude behind it is much worse – it’s dangerous and could destroy our system of checks and balances. – Mat.

    If you’re like me, President Obama’s condescending tone during Wednesday’s State of the Union address became annoying.

    He upbraided the Republican minority; he chastised his own party’s legislators; he publically excoriated the United States Supreme Court; he blasted former administrations;
    and he told the Joint Chiefs of Staff exactly how it was going to be on the explosive issue of homosexuals openly serving in the military.

    In fact, the only government official who remained above blame for any of the nation’s problems was… himself.

    The closest President Obama came to accepting personal responsibility was to admit that on the healthcare issue he was culpable for, “…not explaining it more clearly to the American people.”

    As if anyone could explain the 2,000-plus pages of each version of the ObamaCare bills! I am deeply concerned that the Obama White House, which has done so much to dominate Congress and manipulate the legislative process, is now
    openly attacking the judicial branch!

    Political attacks on Justices Alito and Roberts

    The President’s public humiliation of Supreme Court Justices seated in front of the Democratic side of the chamber was outrageous. The impact of his strong criticism of their recent decision in “Citizens United v. Federal Election
    Commission” brought Democrats leaping to their feet to join his condemnation!

    The Justices were forced to endure the sustained applause of his criticism – and then hear his emphatic promise to circumvent their decision! This breach of civility had the effect of intimidating the Supreme Court Justices.

    This political theater was painful to watch and constituted a serious affront to the Constitution’s separation of powers.

    Just two days later, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), President Obama’s chief advocate and “water carrier” in the United States Senate, began complaining to the press that both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito had “misled” Congress during their confirmation hearings.

    The chorus then grew to include Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senators Patrick Leahy (DVT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

    The political point? Don’t think about crossing the tyrannical Obama/Pelosi/Reid power axis, even if you’re seated on the highest Court in the land!

    One more reason why we MUST “Take Back America”

    After watching the President’s new “combative posture” he displayed in the State of the Union address, I have become more committed than ever to Liberty Counsel’s campaign for a return to national sanity.

    We cannot allow the radical Obama/Pelosi/Reid power axis to take any more ground!

    This new socialist tyranny is the reason
    why Liberty Counsel’s “Take Back America 2010” campaign is so important. And that’s why I’m asking you to sign our official campaign petition.

    You can sign this important petition that we’ll be sending to key congressional leaders and to President Obama by clicking on the link below.

    http://www.libertyaction.org/r.asp?u=24633&RID=19461308

    Liberty Counsel is rallying tens of thousands of Americans to join together and send a clear message that WE WILL NOT SUBMIT to out-of-touch elected officials who ignore the clear will of the American people!

    The 2010 State of the Union address made it perfectly clear that President Obama and his crowd are not going to give up on ANYTHING they said they wanted from the beginning –
    including Cap and Trade, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” passage of the discredited ObamaCare legislation, and all the other frightening proposals the President laboriously mentioned in his speech.

    Add your name to our “Take Back America 2010” petition effort and we’ll send you our special vinyl campaign sticker for your car, house, business, or any place you want to proclaim your intention to stand up to
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    We want to tell the media, our elected representatives, government bureaucrats – and whoever else needs to hear about it – that tens of thousands of Americans REFUSE to stand silently by while socialist Democrats take our
    nation apart, plank by plank!

    If President Obama gets even a small part of the radical agenda he poured over for more than an hour on Wednesday night, America will be in grave danger of becoming a socialist nation!

    There is no cost to you to join with us in our campaign to “Take Back America 2010.” Join many thousands of like-minded Americans by signing our petition. We’ll send your oval campaign sticker at once.
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    Sorry for the length of this…but I felt it very important to sign this petition and receive your sticker to pronounce that we are “sticking” together for our rights! Free Speech still lives!!!
    Deliberately denigrating our Supreme Court Justices “in their face” is just plain wrong!!!!

    • I don’t think the SCOTUS judges were intimidated. They ALL looked angry. Even Sotomayor. It was a mistake of the first order. Let’s hope Quo Warranto or an eligibility suit comes before them now. He owes them an apology.

  11. Do you remember that in the last few days there have been news stories about how we are not prepared for a biological attack?

    Lame Cherry says we are already under attack.
    I don’t know.
    See what you think:

    http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2010/01/uncle-osama-warned-you.html

    It’s all about pepper and anthrax spores.

  12. Please notice in the caption the word “Visit” and in the story line “social call” !!!

    George H.W. Bush, Jeb visit Obama

    By POLITICO STAFF | 01/30/10 6:08 PM

    AP: Former President George H.W. Bush and his son Jeb paid a social call on President Barack Obama at the White House Saturday.

    The former president, 85, walked gingerly into the White House, using a cane, as heavy snow fell. He departed 35 minutes later, telling reporters it was a ”good meeting, good meeting.”

    His son Jeb, a former governor of Florida, was with him.

    White House aides said the visit was simply a social call because the former president was in Washington for a dinner.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0110/social_call_0ebffb7d-a9bf-454d-891e-246cf76d4ee3.html

  13. You know what is my greatest fear? That the RINOs and bleeding hearts in the Republican Party, even conservatives, are going to step in and help him when he’s on the verge of going down–because they truly believe that we can’t afford to let the “first African-American POTUS” fail. WTF?!! He’s using them and they’re falling right into the trap of “bipartisanship” and then he’ll turn around and spit in their eyes and blame them if anything doesn’t work out. Did you notice the smirk on his face when he contended that he’s “not an idealogue?” He can’t even say those lies with a straight face. Nose in the air, as usual. After the direct insult he handed to the SCOTUS judges, what do they think he has in store for them? Toadies, all of them. The Republicans are and have been their own worst enemy for a long time. Poppy Bush included. O’Bobblehead is on the ropes. Now is NOT the time to step back and let him recover. He plays for keeps and so must the loyal opposition. No less than the future of our Republic is at stake. Didn’t they notice that executive order to create the deficit commission? Didn’t they notice his recent order that insurance companies now must all cover mental illness? Since when does a POTUS have this power? They’re standing by and letting him make Congress AND now the SCOTUS irrelevant. Don’t they recognize a dictator in the making when they see one? Sheesh.

  14. G.Edward Griffin: Carroll Quigley and The New World Order.

    http://logisticsmonster.com/2010/01/30/g-edward-griffin-carroll-quigley-and-the-new-world-order/

    This might help explain why this meeting took place, they are all one in the same.

    Great lecture.

    • Kathy,

      I couldent agree with you more ! Thank you for that link, lots of great information.

      Hope to see you here more often!

  15. Parents Beware !!!

    Unbeliveable !! And “WHY” our school system if allowing this –

    From – Atlas Shurgs

    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: Obama Organizing in High School

    An Atlas reader, Chuck, has a student in the eleventh grade in an Ohio High School. Her government class passed out this propaganda recruiting paper so students could sign up as interns for Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA is the former mybarackobama.com site.)

    Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America is (and I quote) recruiting in our high schools to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda” …………of national socialism.

    Snip ~

    Check out the recommended reading list page 4:

    Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
    The New Organizers, Zack Exley
    Stir It Up: Lessons from Community Organizing and Advocacy, Rinku Sen

    Obama Field Organizers Plot a Miracle, Zack Exley, Huffington Post
    Dreams of My Father Chicago Chapters, Barack Hussein Obama

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/01/atlas-exclusive-obama-organizing-for-communism-and-youth-corps-in-the-public-school-1.html

    • LOL….Cant talk on the phone and blog at the same time !

      Unbeliveable !! And “WHY” our school system if allowing this –

      Correction –

      Unbeliveable !! And “WHY” is our school system allowing this –

  16. Look’ey what I found guy’s – Obama “BUSTED”

    Congressman Bobby L. Rush wrote a letter on January 11, 2010 regarding Barry Soetoro”s financial transcripts being released from Occidental College, Barry attended OC through financial assistance as an international student from Indonesia.

    All messages are published with permission of the sender. The general topic of this message is Intelligence:

    Subject:
    VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT

    To:
    President Barack Obama
    Sen. Richard Durbin
    Sen. Roland Burris
    Rep. Bobby Rush

    January 11, 2010

    VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT
    AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.
    This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama’s legitimacy and qualification to serve as President. An article titled, “Obama Eligibility Questioned,” is leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

    Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama’s campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent
    upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.

    http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?letter_id=4501135561

    • LEZA !!!!
      Maybe he will be too busy to worry about our school kids now. Maybe ? Yes ?
      Oui ?
      The audacity of liars- amazing !

    • I am trying to verify the above posting on the Bobby Rush link at congress.org . So far I have not been able to verify this. Pill have you heard anything on this. Do you know anymore about this ? It seems Rep. Bobby Rush would not have linked it if it were not true……..

    • Leza,

      It looks like a letter TO Bobby Rush instead of FROM Bobby Rush. I clicked on other letters and they are set up like that and they are from constituents. I found it peculiar because of Leo’s name and he doesn’t have a case pending at the Supreme Ct. Also the monies are past $1.2 M according to the FEC records. Then the questions at the bottom are from the same person asking Bobby to think about them perhaps. Just my take on it..although I was excited to read it. It does make sense about a foreign scholarship.

      We must not forget about the holes in his pants and shoes..as poor as he was! Although he shows up in a black leather jacket, nice jeans, and can afford to buy drugs..wonder what he was selling? Drugs or himself?

        • Thank you Renee,

          Every where I researched yes it was debunked by fackcheck and snopes…….LOL
          I’m sure if it was true it would have been National News by now……..LOL
          Sorry, haha..lol did you read the remark at the bottom of the link you posted…..ROFLMAO…….

          ——————————-
          You know the rest. This fake AP story was exposed as a hoax in the Spring of 2009, and here we are in the early days of 2010, watching the right wing cling to the story like the last few tatters of toilet paper on the roll.
          ——————————

          LOL………….Oh Jezzzz, sorry cant stop laughing……is this the best they got……..hahahaha, still ROFLMAO…..

          • Thanks go to Newssleuth. She found it.

            • Thank you ladies. I was going to post earlier that snopes and factcheck had debunked it on almost every site I could find the info. just hadn’t posted yet because relying on either one of the two……well you know. I guess it was an April fools joke, so they say. I’m surprised it’s on congress.org do they not sensor the remarks they receive? Wow!

  17. Did you see this mockup of the White House?

    http://hillbuzz.org/2010/01/21/museum-of-science-industry-white-house-model-chock-full-ocrazy/

    Obama Files has more about how OUR HOUSE is now full of Mao-like, narcissistic propaganda photos of O’Bobblehead. All to feed his massive ego, most likely.

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