Today’s the Day. Weekend Open Thread

by Miri

These words by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy–

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.  I do not shrink from this responsibility.  I welcome it. 

–are inscribed on the wall surrounding his tomb at Arlington National Cemetery.  Today is the day that the Supreme Court of the United States of America has another chance to get it right and to possibly save our Republic–to ensure that the Constitution means what it says and says what it means. They, too, should refuse to shrink from their responsibility to ensure that We the People do, indeed, have a Republic of the People, by the People, and for the People, which shall not perish from the face of God’s green Earth.  Pray for them to welcome their responsibility.  Pray for them to have the wisdom and the courage to uphold the Supreme Law of the Land, as the best eligibility case to date is distributed to them for conference, today, upon request for a rehearing.  Let us pray. (h/t itooktheredpill)

UPDATE March 7, 2011:  10-678 HOLLISTER, GREGORY S. V. SOETORO, BARRY, ET AL.: REHEARING DENIED

A remorseful day. We have our answer.  They shrink.

In related news, WTPOTUS reader/commenter tdr has requested a new thread in which to discuss a discovery that resulted from diligent work by an intrepid group of citizen bloggers:  Miss Tickly, butterdezillion, and ladysforest.  Do read and follow all the links in Miss Tickly’s post.  In a nutshell, she delineates the significance of the difference between “date filed by registrar” (as seen on Barry’s COLB) and “date accepted by state registrar” (as seen on other Hawaiian COLBs).  Of particular interest is the form, pried loose from the HDOH by butterdezillion, which shows how an application is made for a “late” birth certificate.

We here at WTPOTUS have commented upon this topic for several years now, some of it lost to history at TD’s blog.  We’ve parsed the HDOH statements and speculated about the meaning of those “date” phrases, too.  Speculated, because Hawaii is less than forthcoming with information concerning the exact meaning of those phrases.  They say, when asked, that they have no information about it; however, they’re playing games because most certainly some office in Hawaii has such information, else they could not have computerized the various forms.   Computer database specifications would clarify all with great specificity, except they hide those, too.  Or they imply that the specs have been destroyed or never archived, iirc. 

Feel free to comment here on the COLB topic, as well as today’s SCOTUS conference, and any other news of the day or weekend.  Keep in mind that if past procedures hold, there will be no decision announced until Monday morning.

See also:   https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/no-evidence-no-birth-certificate-per-abercrombie/

https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/the-story-that-wont-go-away-obamas-ineligibility/ 

https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/shocking-dr-fukino-departs-doh-in-hawaii/

CLARIFICATION:  ladysforest is an intrepid citizen researcher and blogger.  She clarifies on her blog that she is an independent operator–meaning that while her efforts support those of others, she doesn’t specifically work with them as a team.  (I hope I have that right.)  Bottom line:  She works on her own, although she kindly shares the results of her research with others.  We applaud her unbiased presentation of facts.  We applaud her efforts to GET the FACTS for herself. Her work is greatly appreciated.  I apologize for referring to her as a member of a team.

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222 responses to “Today’s the Day. Weekend Open Thread

  1. Oh, that’s too funny. So NPR execs actually admit that they think like Barry, who said we the little people so sadly cling to our guns, religion, and xenophobia (except he didn’t use that there big darned word). NPR execs are obviously, seriously bigoted, close-minded, relatively stupid people.

  2. BREAKING NEWS: NPR executive Ron Schiller resigned over the hidden camera gambit:

    http://www.cleveland.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/npr-executive-resigns-over-hidden-camera-video/6a4c17c973ac440e8874050d1e8c6504

    “WASHINGTON (AP) — A hidden-camera video of an NPR executive calling the tea party racist and saying the network would be better off without federal money has led to that executive’s immediate resignation.

    National Public Radio said in a statement that it was “appalled” by the comments from Ron Schiller, the president of NPR’s fundraising arm and a senior vice president for development.

    The video was posted Tuesday by James O’Keefe, the same activist whose undercover videos have targeted other groups opposed by conservatives, like the community organizing group ACORN and Planned Parenthood.

    Schiller had planned to resign from his position before the video was shot and was expected to depart in May. In a statement Tuesday night, however, he said his resignation would be effective immediately.”

    HOWEVER, this link says NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned over the incident:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134388981/npr-ceo-vivian-schiller-resigns

    “Update at 9:30 a.m. ET: “I’m told by sources that she was forced out,” NPR’s David Folkenflik just said on Morning Edition.”

    So they both resigned and are not related. Coinkydink.

    • Miri, I will never believe the comment “not related” ever again….

    • Those Schillers will probably end up at one of Soros’ radio stations! It could be the best thing to happen to NPR that these bigoted executives are gone! Their taxpayer funding will be gone too as the video is seen and heard nationwide! Others affiliated with NPR might be thrown out too. It is just starting to hit the fan!

      The video puts the Left’s perspective out there for everyone to see. OKeefe has done more to out the Left and its corrupt and biased organizations than any news organization has done in over 2 years. He won’t be receiving any medals from Obama! But he sure deserves one from us!

      • http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=272677

        I thought one of you linked this story, but I think it came from Free Republic. Anyway, WND covers the fact that NPR people ALSO talked about not covering global warming fairly and, even better, the woman admitted that there IS a question about whether or not Barry was born in the USA. I think, however, that she’s not questioning his “fact”, she’s saying that the fact is that people question it. But do listen to that video. Interestingly enough, she points out that Barry said it’s a fact that he was born in Hawaii WHEN IT WAS A STATE. So tell me, why would this NPR woman mention not just his ALLEGED birth in Hawaii but point out that it was a state when he was born? I know the undercover agents had to be careful not to tip their hands, but I wish that somehow they could have asked her whether or not NPR actually TRIED to verify Barry’s “fact” and what they found out, if they did. 😦

        • Here’s the crucial quote: “We’re not covering the birthers. We are not covering them,” Liley said. “There’s a whole movement within the conservative group about questioning something that Obama has said as fact, ‘I was born in Hawaii, when it was a United States state.‘ The group that questions this, some of whom are commentators … I don’t know any who are Democrats, but they are primarily conservative commentators and people who follow them question if Obama is [a natural-born citizen].”

          It’s amazing that a so-called journalist apparently takes a politician’s WORD for this “fact”. What are journalists supposed to do? QUESTION. WHO are they particularly supposed to question, given that the Constitution protects freedom of the press, given the rationale the Founders presented when they protected that God-given right? POLITICIANS. It’s amazing to me that this so-called journalist, who’s partially paid by the US taxpayers, would ADMIT that they take this man’s word at face value and actually denigrate citizens, even if they’re conservative, who want verification of his presented “fact”. But, again, why did she specifically add that part about “when it was a state?” Isn’t that curious. Doesn’t that make your antennae go up?

          If Hawaii weren’t a state, would he be a NBC? That begs an answer.

          Correction: This woman isn’t a reporter. She’s the senior director of institutional giving. Sorry. My bad.

          • Here Miri or anyone with those xxxxxs on Soetoro’s record. This might work. I think you are the one who enlarged it so you can probably find it and tell. Soetoro Mangundikardjo. It does have an added tall letter and it is a form of his name. Been listening .

            AFLY – Please repost on the correct thread where this was talked about.

          • Alfy, We have a bingo..
            Indonesia | We the People of the United States#comment-47756 Renee | March 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Reply
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangkunegara_VIII

            Renee | March 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
            Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya Mangkunagara VIII (born in Kartasura, 7 April 1925; died in Surakarta, 2 August 1995 at the age of 70 years; came to power in 1944) was the last ruler of Mangkunegaran, in Java, in modern Indonesia. He experienced the Dutch colonial period and the beginning of Indonesia’s independence.

            Mangkunagara VIII faced extreme difficulty in maintaining the sovereignty of his state. As a result, the state of Surakarta (including Mangkunagaran) were incorporated into the province of Central Java in 1950. Mangkunagara VIII died in 1995 and was succeeded by his third son as Mangkunegara IX.[1][2]

            [edit] References^ Cahoon, Ben. Indonesian Traditional States World Statesmen.org. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
            ^ Negoro, Suryo. “Sri Mangkoenagoro IX”. Joglosemar Online. http://www.joglosemar.co.id/sri_mnix.html. Retrieved 2010-04-28.

            Renee | March 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply
            Today’s the Day. Weekend Open Thread | We the People of the United States alfy | March 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
            Here Miri or anyone with those xxxxxs on Soetoro’s record. This might work. I think you are the one who enlarged it so you can probably find it and tell. Soetoro Mangundikardjo. It does have an added tall letter and it is a form of his name. Been listening .

            AFLY – Please repost on the correct thread where this was talked about.

  3. Apparently, a lot of the coverage overlooks the fact that they were cozying up with the Muslim Brotherhood, and focused instead on the fact that their people ridiculed the Tea Party, so they’re trying to blame the victim and totally OVERLOOK their sympathy/bias towards Palestinians and against Israel, their sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as their racist commentary about “whites” and actually all conservatives.

    I guarantee that the fund raising and the issue of government funding, at this critical point in time, is the ONLY reason they did this. Doubtless the only comment they were appalled by was Ron Schiller’s one about how they’d be better off without taxpayer money. It was headlined on Drudge, so that didn’t help. I suppose his reasoning (I didn’t have time to watch the 11 minute video) is that then they could just go ahead with their biased reporting and not have to be concerned with being fair to the over 50% of the population that funds them, but are conservatives.

  4. Obama: ‘I was born in Hawaii. … I can’t change those facts.’
    March 9, 2010

    While calling for less fighting between Republicans and Democrats, President Obama also sent a message last night to critics — the so-called birthers — who say he was not born in the United States (and is therefore ineligible for the presidency).

    “I was born in Hawaii, what can I say?” Obama told Democratic donors in Boston. “I can’t change those facts.”

    Obama spoke as a state senator in New Hampshire proposes a bill that would require candidates in party presidential primaries to provide birth certificates and affidavits swearing they are at least 35 years old and have lived in the United States for 14 years. [Is something missing from this bill? Such as NBC?]

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/03/obama-i-was-born-in-hawaii–i-cant-change-those-facts/1

    • I hope there is a video of this statement and that it comes back to bite him in his royal B/W a@@.

    • It’s a non sequitur. Nobody’s asking him to “change those facts.” We’re asking him to PROVE those “facts”. Why instead does he spend millions to keep from proving them?

      Good for New Hampshire. There’s a bill being considered in Nebraska, too. See this link for an argument in favor of the bill: http://butterdezillion.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/why-lb-654-is-needed-revised1.pdf

      Pray that the good people and the legislators in the great state of Nebraska use the common sense of “flyover country” and stand up, NOW, for our Republic and for the Constitution. This travesty cannot stand.

  5. Blagojevich asks to cancel retrial
    03/09/2011

    CHICAGO (AP) — The impeached former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, asked a judge on Wednesday to cancel his retrial and promptly sentence him on the sole conviction from his first trial, arguing that money woes prevent him from mounting an ample defense.

    A five-page motion filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago insists that Blagojevich isn’t conceding any guilt, including on the conviction of lying to the FBI. That’s the lone count jurors agreed on at his otherwise deadlocked trial last year. The motion says the broke ex-governor, whose legal bills are supposed to be paid by the government, wants to forego a retrial on grounds that none of his lawyers have been paid for months of pretrial preparations.

    Blagojevich, 54, faces a maximum five-year prison term for the lying count. It was widely expected that a sentencing date for that conviction would only be set after the retrial was over.

    At that trial do-over, currently scheduled to start on April 20, Blagojevich faces 20 charges, including that he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for a top job or campaign cash. Many of the outstanding charges that would be the focus of a second trial, including fraud and attempted extortion, carry a far stiffer maximum sentence — 20 years in prison.

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/09/ap-newsbreak-blago-asks-to-cancel-trial/#ixzz1G7cNjJKj

  6. An American Expat in Southeast Asia says:

    It is Mr. Soetoro who does not see us as an exceptional nation but as a decadent and vile ogre, bloodied with the guilt of imperialism and inescapably tainted by an anti-Islamic history.

    It is Mr. Soetoro who bows before despots and who apologizes for America.

    It is Mr. Soetoro who took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, a document that he has publicly stated is “fundamentally flawed”.

    It was Mr. Soetoro, the first presidential candidate in our nation’s history who set up a website and published the names of his adversaries and then implored his supporters to report anyone who spoke ill of him. Why? Ask yourself, is this the American way?

    And now it is Mr. Soetoro who has the audacity to disparage the perspicacity of those among us who simply find themselves unconvinced that Mr. Barry Soetoro is one of us.

    Barry Soetoro versus The Birthers

    There is no shame in questioning Mr. Soetoro’s background, loyalty or nationality, nor is there any shame in demanding that he produce his birth certificate.

    At this point you may be wondering why I refer to our president as Barry Soetoro rather than Barack Hussein Obama, quite simply it is because “Barack Hussein Obama” does not exist.

    Barack Hussein Obama was known as Barry Soetoro when he was in Indonesia and was registered for school by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo as first reported here on this blog on 24 January 2007. It would be August of 2008 before the Associated Press would release the photo of Barry Soetoro’s school registration and as such vindicating what I originally wrote.

    There is however one document missing, and that is the birth certificate of Barry Soetoro, the original document that was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo to register his child for school. Barry Soetoro, the son of Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo and Stanley Ann Dunham was born on 4 August 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    The document shown by the Obama campaign is in fact a forgery. The original birth certificate was amended to change both the father and the name on the birth certificate and was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo register his child in public school in Indonesia. Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn’t need to.

    Shortly after the release of the school registration photograph in August of 2008, I would receive a visit from two gentlemen from Virginia who would convince me that it was not in my interest or the interest of the nation to pursue this matter any further

    !!!

    I disagree with this section:

    Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn’t need to.

    And think that it contradicts the sentence before it (and with which I agree):

    The original birth certificate was amended to change both the father and the name on the birth certificate and was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo register his child in public school in Indonesia.

    To the best of my understanding, Lolo did have to adopt Barry in the U.S. in order to amend the original birth certificate.

    But don’t you think it a bit odd and bellicose that this expat blogger was visited by two (psuedo?) government men from Virginia who pressured him to drop the issue because “it was not in my interest or the interest of the nation to pursue this matter any further…”?!?!

    • I remember reading a story about this before, but a long time ago. I wonder if this is a reprint by Expat. I know we talked about government men visiting him/her overseas.

    • RP, an excerpt from your above comment:

      “…I disagree with this section:

      Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn’t need to.

      And think that it contradicts the sentence before it (and with which I agree):

      The original birth certificate was amended to change both the father and the name on the birth certificate and was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo register his child in public school in Indonesia.

      To the best of my understanding, Lolo did have to adopt Barry in the U.S. in order to amend the original birth certificate….”
      ***************

      I went to Expat’s website to see if anyone had asked to clarify his statements with which you take issue — there was NO clarification asked nor provided.
      I considered asking him myself, but found one must use a “Google ID” to post questions at his site…thus I did not submit my question requesting clarification.

      Expat’s first sentence with which you take issue states as follows:

      “Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn’t need to.”

      That sentence could be interpreted as:
      – Lolo never adopted o because:

      • Sorry, hit the “enter/post” key by mistake.
        To continue…

        “Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo never adopted Barack Hussein Obama, he didn’t need to.”

        That sentence could be interpreted as:

        – Lolo never adopted o because he didn’t need to BECAUSE
        1) under Indo law, o was automatically considered to be Lolo’s natural born son since o was 5 years of age or younger when Lolo married Ann; or
        2) o was Lolo’s son.

        More interpretations probably exist, but these are the two which come to mind.

        The second sentence with which you take issue (and I agree with you) is as follows:

        “The original birth certificate was amended to change both the father and the name on the birth certificate and was used by Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo register his child in public school in Indonesia.”

        Sounds like Expat is saying that the original bc originally showed sr. as father and babyo as infant… was then amended to show Lolo as the father and babysoetoro as the infant…….and then with that amended Lolo/baby soetoro bc, Lolo used it to admit barry soetoro in school.

        So perhaps Expat is saying that under Indonesian law baby o was automatically baby soetoro, a natural born indonesian citizen, thus no formal adoption proceeding was necessary.
        Perhaps because Indonesian law doesn’t recognize dual citizenship, U.S. law was of no concern.

        So, it appears we’re really back to where we’ve always been…

        • I’ve often considered the possibility that he’s Lolo’s. The youngest daughter resembles Lolo, imho. Lolo was in the US before stories tell us he was. SAD may have been in Hawaii before stories tell us she was. SAD may have had more than one “boyfriend”. Stories her friends tell support that she was, shall we say, a “free spirit.”

          I was thinking about the question: Why’d she get a copy of her bc (which was included in her passport file) in 1959? Back in those days, did one need a passport to go to Canada? Did one need a bc to apply for college? Someone already mentioned the possibility of needing it to give up a child for adoption. Maybe to enter a home for unwed mothers? Or to get a passport in 1959. But why? To go where and for what reason? She was only 17 then. I really do suspect that IF there’s an original bc somewhere, there’s no father named on it, unless it was amended to add one; but that would be indicated on the original. Maybe even amended to change the father to another man, at a later date, when he came “back” to Hawaii.

      • Without going back and reading all of that, iirc, what his point was concerned that under Indonesia law, there was an automatic adoption when a Muslim Indonesian married a woman with children under age 5. IIRC. My memory isn’t great, especially since I’ve been cramming it with Barry facts for nearly 3 years now.

  7. Rep. Peter King receiving threatening phone calls
    03/09/2011

    New York’s Peter King, the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has been receiving threatening phone calls as he begins his investigation into the threat posed by homegrown Muslim radicals.
    “There were some threats from overseas and a number of other remarks,” King told The Hill. “Whatever threat analysis police have done, they believe I warrant security. I don’t ask for it and I certainly don’t turn away any security that police think I should have. I leave it up to them.”

    King will receive extra security from the New York Police Department and Nassau County law enforcement. He said that, despite the threats, the hearings would proceed as scheduled.

    Administration officials and Democratic lawmakers have been extremely critical of the hearings…

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/09/rep-peter-king-receiving-threatening-phone-calls/#ixzz1G7eWZWfK

  8. Obama’s “Unclench your Fist” foreign policy strategy with Iran has certainly worked Wonders! I am sure another slap your hand sanction by the UN will work too!

    Official: Iran shipped powerful rockets to Taliban
    03/09/2011 snips

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO forces in Afghanistan have seized about 50 Iranian-made rockets intended to aid the Taliban’s spring battle campaign, the most powerful illicit weapons ever intercepted en route from the neighboring state, an intelligence official said Wednesday.

    The shipment is seen as a serious escalation in Iran’s state support of the Taliban insurgency, the international intelligence official said. It’s also an escalation in the proxy war Iran is waging against U.S. and other Western forces in Afghanistan, as Washington continues to lobby for tougher international sanctions against Tehran to dissuade it from its alleged goal of building nuclear weapons.

    NATO troops captured the rockets, which were being transported in a three-truck convoy, on Feb. 5th in southern Nimruz, near the Iranian and Pakistani borders.

    In a separate development, the official said a high-level Afghan Taliban leader had traveled to Iran in the past two weeks to meet with a top Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force leader to ask for more powerful weapons to attack Afghan and NATO troops in the spring and summer fighting season.

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/09/intel-official-iran-sends-taliban-deadly-rockets/#ixzz1G7vV6yNK

  9. http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-president-obama-should-be-arrested/

    White House Insider: President Obama Should Be Arrested

    snip……
    Impeached? -Expletive- no. That’s too good for him. President Obama should be arrested. What’s that word you used a while back – sedition? Well there you go – that pretty much sums up this whole stinking cesspool of a White House right there. Look, I was suspicious of this guy before – but based on what I was told these past few months…the man, those around him (pauses) …this president is the most corrupt thing to have sat in the White House in our lifetimes. Being part of that campaign in 2008…it makes me sick. Do you understand what I’m saying? Sick. To have played any part in getting him elected…Obama isn’t just incompetent…he’s something else. Something worse. I’ve been around a lot of asshole-arrogant politicians. Plenty of those. Even a few outright criminals. This is different. This is a whole other level of corrupt.

    You say Obama is “something else” – something beyond just incompetent or arrogant…

    What is he?

    ___________________________________

    Part Two of this latest (and possibly final) interview with the White House Insider to be published soon…

  10. Holder denies justice
    Liberal racist must be forced out of office

    By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    March 3, 2011

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. should resign. He is a disgrace to his office and to his country. Mr. Holder is a race baiter…..

    Mr. Holder lacks the character or competence to be attorney general. He has abused his office and violated his sacred oath. Like other practitioners of racial politics – white, black and Latino – Mr. Holder acts as if everything begins and ends with race. This is a form of intellectual and moral corruption that threatens the very long-term unity of America. This kind of black nationalism is poisonous to the nation’s bloodstream. It is divisive, destructive and dangerous. And it is why Mr. Holder must go.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/3/eric-holders-liberal-racism/

  11. Political Campaigns Go Viral
    The impact of the Internet on elections has only begun to be felt.
    By KARL ROVE
    March 9, 2011

    But in the year ahead, smart campaigns will devote a good deal less money to running 30- second TV ads and a good deal more to using the Internet to organize, persuade, motivate and raise funds….

    Witness the widespread Internet distribution of a fake Kenyan birth certificate for President Barack Obama, and the video of Mr. Obama’s June 2009 Cairo speech edited to appear as though the president is admitting he’s a Muslim. The latter was so cleverly edited that even otherwise sensible people are taken in. How to minimize and discredit anonymous Web smears is a real challenge.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704132204576190472697049288.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  12. Meet the real ‘non-birthers’
    March 10, 2011 snips

    Now let’s meet the “non-birthers.” They claim to know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii and is a “natural born citizen” – even though the meager evidence they cite would suggest the opposite conclusion.

    I have yet to see one “birther” on television hurling ad hominem attacks at “non-birthers,” though I see the opposite on a daily basis.

    And now, as “birthers” use the orderliness of the political system to press legislation in at least 13 states to ensure America never faces a repeat of the constitutional crisis we face by simply requiring presidential candidates to prove their eligibility before getting on the ballot, the “non-birthers” are virtually apoplectic with rage.

    So here is my question for “non-birthers”: If you are so certain Obama meets the test of constitutional eligibility, why are you in an uproar over legislative efforts to ensure future candidates for president all meet the same simple requirements? Is that a rational position? What are they afraid of?

    Doesn’t it suggest a lack of confidence in what the facts, when they are eventually on the table, will show? If I were a “non-birther,” I would look forward to the day I could prove to everyone I was right all along – not with loud and strident arguments, but with undeniable facts and documentation.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=272837#ixzz1GBenl8TN

  13. Clapper, Dir. of Nat. Intelligence, says that China and Russia are the USA’s biggest threats! What? Not Iran, not N. Korea? This guy is speaking to Congress members (Armed Services Comm., Carl Levin) about this nations national security and seems clueless..or else he is worthless when confronted with a basic question. Senator Levin is questioning him..and is astounded by Clapper’s answers. He is the top security officer and seems as worthless as Janet Napolitano.

    Can you imagine China or Russia’s reactions to this news? The rebels fighting Gadhafi will be thrilled to hear that the man they are trying to take down will prevail according to Clapper!

  14. This is a quick response after listening to Clapper’s responses!

    Lindsey Graham Calls for General James Clapper’s Resignation
    March 10, 2011

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in an exclusive interview with Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, called for Gen. James Clapper to resign or be fired as Director of National Intelligence, citing his comments before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning, on which Graham sits.

    Clapper had stated his belief that the Qaddafi regime, in the long term would “prevail,” and also assessed China and Russia to be primary threats to the United States.

    Graham told Cameron that he lacks confidence in Clapper’s understanding of his job, that President Obama should “repudiate” Clapper’s remarks, and that this is the third time Clapper has faltered in this way. “Three strikes and you’re out,” Graham said. The earlier missteps cited were Clapper’s ignorance of a major anti-terror raid in London and his recent assertion that the Muslim Brotherhood is essentially a “secular” organization.

    Graham said Clapper has a “lack of situational awareness” and was sending the wrong message to Qaddafi and the people in the streets of Libya. He added that Clapper should know better.

    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/10/lindsey-graham-calls-general-james-clapper-s-resignation#ixzz1GE1noHSP

  15. This is a joke as the former Community Agitator did his best work as a bully and trained others to do the same, and as we watch the Alinsky tactics being used in Wisconsin! I guess it is OK to be an adult bully!

    Obamas tackle bullying in White House conference
    Mar 10, 2011 Snips

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – School bullying is not a rite of passage for youth but a practice that can have destructive consequences, President Barack Obama told a meeting on the issue on Thursday.

    Some 150 community stakeholders were in attendance at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention to discuss ways to make children safe.

    President Obama shared his own experience with bullying as a child. “I have to say, with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune,” he said to laughter. “I didn’t emerge unscathed.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/10/us-obama-bullying-idUSTRE72964420110310

  16. Skyrocketing! Gasoline Prices Up 67 Percent Since Obama Took Office
    Mar. 10 Snips

    When gasoline prices started to rise during the Bush administration the BLM [Blood Libel Media] flooded the airwaves with reports on high gasoline prices, and sob stories of how this would destroy people’s lives. They went into great detail to explain how the cost of gasoline would effect every product we buy, because of increased transportation costs. It was stunning. Not saying the media was wrong, but the priority they gave the coverage was stunning.

    What’s even more stunning is the relative lack of coverage the BLM is giving the incredible rise in gasoline prices we are experiencing now. They are giving even less coverage as to why.

    Mark Hemmingway at the Weekly Standard has a stunning report. In the first 26 months of the Obama regime, gasoline prices have skyrocketed upwards by an mind-blowing 67 percent! What makes this, and the BLM’s lack of coverage of it, so stunning, is during the first 26 months of Bush’s first term gasoline prices only rose 7 percent!

    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/skyrocketing-gasoline-prices-up-67-percent-since-obama-took-office/

  17. Question:
    If the Press can get a copy of the birth certificate for John Edwards’ “love child”, why can’t they manage to get one from Hawaii for Obama?

    • That’s a very good question, Red Pill. Interesting format, too. Note the security threads. And it’s stamped on the front, readable from the front. Where’d you find this?

      • Where’d you find this?

        I found it as a link from citation number 108 here:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edwards_extramarital_affair#cite_note-108

        108. ^ State of California (2008-03-04). “Birth Certificate, Frances Quinn Hunter” (PDF). http://www.newsobserver.com/content/media/2008/7/31/birth%20certificate.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-03.

        The link is to a PDF on the Raleigh, NC, News and Observer web site (http://www.newsobserver.com).

        I just now did a search looking for a page on their site for “Hunter birth certificate” and found:

        Birth certificate does not name father
        Submitted by ryanteaguebeckwith on 2008-07-31 15:15
        Tags: Under the Dome | Andrew Young | John Edwards | MyDD.com | National Enquirer | Rielle Hunter | Robert Gordon

        The birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards doesn’t identify a father.

        The certificate, obtained by The Charlotte Observer today, shows Frances Quinn Hunter was born Feb. 27, more than two months after an Edwards aide claimed to be the father, Lisa Zagaroli and Lorenzo Perez report.

        Read more: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/birth_certificate_does_not_name_father#storylink=misearch

        • Birth certificate doesn’t clarify paternity
          No father is listed for child of woman who Enquirer claims was John Edwards’ lover.
          By Lisa Zagaroli
          McClatchy Newspapers
          Posted: Friday, Aug. 01, 2008

          View a .PDF of the birth certificate

          No father is listed on the birth certificate of a child who a tabloid newspaper claims is linked to former Sen. John Edwards.

          The document doesn’t help to clear up repeated allegations by the National Enquirer that the N.C. Democrat had a sexual relationship, and later a baby, with Rielle Hunter, who had been hired last year by Edwards’ presidential campaign.

          The certificate, obtained by The Charlotte Observer on Thursday, shows Frances Quinn Hunter was born Feb. 27, more than two months after an Edwards aide claimed to be the father. Andrew Young, a former Edwards campaign finance director, claimed paternity in a December statement from his lawyer, posted at the political blog mydd.com.

          Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2008/08/01/100766/birth-certificate-doesnt-clarify.html

          • I guess the state where the baby was born, CA, doesn’t have the same requirements for obtaining a copy of the B.C. as Hawaii does. That a newspaper could get a copy is amazing. How quickly they jumped on finding out who the father of that child was..and then to find that the father wasn’t named. Truly amazing.

            I guess “love child” is the politically correct or new definition for bastard?

            I never really followed this tabloid story so much of the information is new to me.

            • I guess “love child” is the politically correct or new definition for bastard?

              Yes. The reason I didn’t use the term “bastard child” is because it’s not the child’s fault, but rather the parents, and I don’t want to malign the child.

              I never really followed this tabloid story so much of the information is new to me.

              Edwards is a case study in how Democrats respond to leaks about their infidelity: lie, lie, lie, while looking at you straight in the eye.

              • Have you noticed how the lamestream media is dredging up the Newt Gingrich infidelity issue again? Hashed and rehashed before, but coming up again because they fear Newt is running against Barry. Not to defend Newt, but here’s a glaring double standard for you. They fiercely defended Clinton. That was just his private life and between him and Hillary. Then there’s Edwards. Not held to the same standard. Edwards WAS running for POTUS and the lamestream hid his mistakes. It took a tabloid newspaper to do the journalism that the lamestream wouldn’t.

          • Dec. 19, 2007
            Candidates Offer Views On Infidelity

            Katie Couric Asks Whether They Can Understand Voters Who Don’t Feel Comfortable Supporting A Candidate Who Cheated

            Couric: Harry Truman said, “A man not honorable in his marital relations is not usually honorable in any other.” Some people don’t feel comfortable supporting a candidate who has not remained faithful to his or her spouse. Can you understand their position?

            Edwards: Of course. I mean, for a lot of Americans, including the family that I grew up with … it’s fundamental to how you judge people and human character: Whether you keep your word, whether you keep what is your ultimate word, which is that you love your spouse, and you’ll stay with them.

            Couric: Do you think … what about people who use that as a way to evaluate a candidate? In other words, there have been a number of fine presidents according to some analysts …

            Edwards: Right.

            Couric: … who have certainly not been sort of exhibited the greatest moral character …

            Edwards: Right.

            Couric: … when it comes to infidelity …

            Edwards: Right.

            Couric: I guess is what I’m getting at.

            Edwards: Yes.

            Couric: So how important do you think it is in the grand scheme of things?

            Edwards: I think the most important qualities in a president in today’s world are trustworthiness, sincerity, honesty, strength of leadership. And certainly that goes to a part of that. It’s not the whole thing. But it goes to a part of it.

            Couric: So you think it’s an appropriate way to judge a candidate?

            Edwards: Yeah. But I don’t think it’s controlling. I mean, I think that, as you point out, there have been American presidents that at least according to the … stories we’ve all heard, that were not faithful, that were in fact good presidents. So I don’t think it controls the issue. But I think it’s certain … something reasonable for people to consider.

            • It’s not “controlling” if it’s a Democrat. Unfaithful Democrats have been “fine presidents” and “good presidents.” That’s the crux of the matter. Newt would arguably be a fine and good president. As opposed to Barry, Gingrich truly is a genius. He’d wiped up the floor with Barry in a debate.

              As I said, that’s not excusing him and it certainly is something that I would take into consideration when deciding how honest he would be as president. But it’s the lamestream double standard that’s important here. The very same people who excused Clinton, Edwards, and others, are the ones who hound Newt Gingrich.

          • Quinn…interesting name choice no ?

        • I had forgotten this…

          John Edwards awarded ‘Father of the Year’… 8 months before his “love child” was born…

          • Truth is stranger than fiction

          • “It is true, your children learn not only from what you say, but from what you do,” he said. “Whenever they do anything that you’re proud of in your life, you’ll be able to look back on the things that you taught them both through your words and through your deeds.”

            Indeed.

        • Thanks. I wonder how they “obtained” it, and since they did, somehow, why can’t they do the same for Barry, as you asked?

  18. This was beyond fake watching this performance! The video here is a short version of Ellison’s testimony that I watched on C Span.

    Muslim Rep. Ellison Weeps During Islam Hearing Testimony
    March 10, 2011

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/muslim-rep-weeps-during-islam-hearing-testimony/

  19. Found this gem in a response to another letter to the Editor where he rebutting someone’s facts. He responds to 5 other “facts!” Yeah Charles, you are the man!

    Facts back Obama up
    By: Charles Doyle, Morris, Ill.

    Social Security Number. President Obama’s number is indeed from Connecticut and was issued in 1977. His father was living in Connecticut at that time. He applied for his son’s Social Security Number, received it, then sent the paperwork on to his son. All according to the laws of that state. It was indeed sent to a man now dead, but issued for his son.

    My sources for this rebuttal include, Fox News, Bill O’Reilly (web page), Glenn Beck (web page), MSNBC News, CNN, The Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

    http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/articles/2011/03/10/04029716/index.xml

    • What is he talking about? Sr. didn’t reside in Connecticut.

      • Maybe his father did live in Connecticut–his REAL father, that is. 🙂 Can we assume, then, that the real father is that guy who’d be over 100 years old now? How did that work, I wonder?

        The name Barry Soetoro was an April fool’s joke? No, that was his name in Indonesia, as we well know. A FACT.

        This guy hasn’t a clue, but that site ran his “rebuttal” without any attempt at verifying his “facts”. Figures.

    • Hey, Morris is in my neck of the woods! A mere 30 miles away!

    • Doyle ?
      Morris ?
      hummm…

  20. Under which post was RP’s comment re Expat in Indonesia? I saw it earlier, but don’t recall which Post.

    Also, was wondering if possible to have a sidebar section which shows “recent comments” so that commenters and readers/lurkers can easily keep updated.

    • Okay, I need sleep…what I’m trying to say re the “recent comments” is that I believe some blogs have a section at the sidebar which shows POSTS which have been commented on w/in a designated period (day, ?few days). As it now stands with the recent comment section, one has no way of knowing if old posts have, earlier in the day (or yesterday), received recent comments.

    • What you see on the side as recent comments is set to the highest it will go. There is no other way to do it. Please give me an example of the blog page that has this i.e., the URL. From what I can tell, our theme doesn’t allow this.

      I understand the problem. Miri tried one fix, but the results produced were skewed so it didn’t work.

      • I thought it was DK’s, but its not (I just checked). If I see it again I’ll let you know…but if its not available on wordpress, no biggie.

    • lol, just found the answer to my question…RP’s comment re Expat is higher up on this post ( don’t know how to do the red-faced smiley)

  21. Paul Ryan Uses This Chilling Presentation In The Push For Budget Cuts

    Check out these eye-opening graphs regarding the national debt and the situation the US is in.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/paul-ryan-uses-this-chilling-presentation-in-push-for-budget-cuts-2011-3#-1#ixzz1GEXEd05x

  22. Obama Calling Tea Party Racist Reveals A Far More Disturbing Reality
    Lloyd Marcus, (Black Tea Party Activist)
    March 10, 2011 Snips

    Please consider the validity of what I am about to say rather than having a knee jerk reaction dismissing it as being “over the top”. Folks, we have an irresponsible egocentric evil man occupying the Oval Office…..

    Fearful of criticizing our first black president, politicians politely say, “President Obama’s policies have been unfruitful”; while ignoring the huge elephant in America’s living room. The elephant of which I speak and America’s major problem is “Obama, the man”; socialist, divisive and evil.

    My dad says a snake can stay under water a very long time just like a fish. But eventually, it must come up for air. Why? Because, it is not a fish. It is a snake. Obama continues to come up for air revealing his true self.

    President Obama said the Tea Party is racist. The liberal media, NAACP and democrats have been relentlessly promoting this same baseless allegation. When final confirmation comes down from the highest office in the land, the Oval Office, that the Tea Party is racist; the allegation becomes “official” in the minds of millions. President Obama is slandering millions of decent hard working Americans who simply disagree with his progressive/socialist agenda.

    http://www.patriotactionnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/obama-calling-tea-party-racist

  23. JAPAN JUST HIT BY A 7.9 QUAKE. THEY HAVE ISSUED A TOP SUNAMI WARNING.

    • They just said that the number may be as high as 8.8 ! Tsunami waves may be as high as 20 ft. It may create waves that can affect Guam, Taiwan, and Indonesia. This will have a severe impact on Japan.

      It was just upgraded to an 8.8 ! Chili was an 8.8 a year ago.

      Update: It was just upgraded to an 8.9! It is so large that it could cause or trigger another quake.

  24. They are saying that they may issue a Tsunami warning for Hawaii now. I sincerely pray this does not happen, but it would probably get the only copy of Obummers nonexistent BC.

  25. Oh my gosh , the Tsunami and waves are rushing toward land..unbelievable. These are images coming from the air. The one I am watching is going toward the town and overtaking land quickly. It is devastating..it is picking up homes, cars, debris on its way across the land. This is so frightening. The huge waves or flood waters are headed toward a highway where cars are still driving on it. The rush is happening so quickly! It is unfathomable that this is reality rather than a movie. It is moving across highways, lands, neighborhoods at an unbelievable pace.

    What an incredible sight to see!

  26. It’s horrible. Fox just said it was an 8.9.

    • It is 5 to 10 times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti! Watching the tsunami going toward shore and moving up to the coastline.. This is like watching a fake Hollywood film..but this is real!

      OMG..the rushing water is overtaking everything in its way.

      This is the 7th Strongest Earthquake ever recorded in history!

      They are dealing with the earthquake and the resulting tsunami! Now they are showing the fires beginning. There was concern for their nuclear reactors but they found no leaks yet according to their head spokesman

  27. Tsunami Warning just issued for Hawaii!

  28. 2:28 AM BREAKING NEWS

    Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California...all of the West Coast is now under Tsunami Watch …It should hit around the 6 – 7 am time frame …this morning! Urgent … action should be taken to protect person and property. Go to high elevations around 4 – 5 miles inland. Damaging water rise could be 4 – 5 feet. This will be around the time people are going to work.

    It is supposed to reach San Francisco at 7:28 AM
    Now officially 8:08 AM it should hit San Francisco

    WARNING FOR HAWAII…Tsunami is expected to hit Hawaii around 2 – 3 Hawaiian time. Sirens are going off in Hawaii. Evacuations were just ordered in Hawaii for low lying areas..Waikiki. Waves to be 3 meters = 9.84 ft

    Then it will head toward the West Coast.

    Continue to watch the news.

  29. Four Million buildings are without power now in Japan! The town of Kurihara, Japan is completely destroyed. This was just announced.

    30 Search and Rescue Teams are now on alert in the U.S.

  30. Rep. Allen West slams military diversity report
    03/11/2011

    The Military Leadership Diversity Commission’s (MLDC) conclusion this week that there are too many white men in senior positions in the military “is a slap in the face” to those minorities who have achieved seniority, according to retired Lt. Colonel and Florida Republican Rep. Allen West.

    According to the MLDC’s report, released Monday, 77 percent of active duty senior officers are white, 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women. The report suggested the lack of minorities in military leadership is something that needs to change.

    In an interview with The Daily Caller, West, who is black, was not pleased with the report, saying that the military is not a social experiment for outside groups to impose their theories. Rather, he said, it is a merit based organization where anybody can succeed.

    West suspects that the military as an institution is targeted by liberals because of the things it represents. “The military stands for things that liberals don’t care for: standards, discipline, honor, character. And those are things they don’t like because they believe everyone should be equal…that is not what the military is all about.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/11/rep-allen-west-slams-military-diversity-report/#ixzz1GIqErqko

    • Funny Bridgette but the common sense just rolls out of his mouth so naturally…unlike others we hear with mouths moving but nothing real or logical comes out no ? He loves America too BridgetteB…quite a refreshing CHANGE we can believe in ?

      • I heard Sarah Palin on Hannity last night. She was on a roll. She’s getting very quick on her feet and sounds so sure of herself and knowledgeable when answering questions. She was sticking it to Barry, too. Have you noticed how little coverage there is lately of Sarah? Dana Milbank spilled the beans a few months ago that he (at least) was going to make an effort to ignore Sarah and not mention her in his columns. I started watching the lamestream after that statement and did notice what seems to be a concerted effort to ignore whatever Sarah says. Probably another WH order to the reconstituted Journolist. Sarah draws media wherever she goes. They’re afraid of her and her growing power to connect with people (hey, even union workers!), so they’re going to ignore any news about Sarah, just like they ignore news about Barry’s ineligibility. The converse: how they do wall-to-wall coverage of Barry and any other Dem they want to see elected. Free campaign advertisements, courtesy of the lamestream.

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