The Danger of Old News – Open Thread!

© Miri WTPOTUS January 10, 2012

APOLOGIES TO OUR READERS FOR REPORTING OLD NEWS!  Unfortunately, this story is from 2006.  I (Miri) did not do the “due diligence” to check exactly when “yesterday” was!  My bad. 

But it’s a cautionary tale–for me as well as for those of us who  need to keep on top of this issue.  It seemed SO TRUE at first glance, because of …

well, because of everything. 

So, NEVERMIND!  I’m so sorry for misleading everybody and getting you all “wee wee’ed up!” 

I’ll leave the story here, with a few changes, so y’all know what we WERE mistakenly talking about. 

This story, from the Washington Times, explained it all (some emphasis and editorial snarks added):

The Senate voted yesterday [in 2006!] to allow illegal aliens to collect Social Security benefits based on past illegal employmenteven if the job was obtained through forged or stolen documents. … [This is known as the Uncle Omar Obama Clause. Just kidding!]

“There was a felony they were committing, and now they can’t be prosecuted. That sounds like amnesty to me,” said Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada Republican who offered the amendment yesterday to strip out those provisions of the immigration reform bill. “It just boggles the mind how people could be against this amendment.”

Indeed it does boggle SANE minds:  Those who honor our LAWS and our Constitution.  The Ensign amendment was defeated 50 to 49. 

For kicks, guess who said this:

The Ensign amendment would undermine the work of these people by preventing lawfully present immigrant workers from claiming Social Security benefits that they earned before they were authorized to work in our community. If this amendment were enacted, the nest egg that these immigrants have worked hard for would be taken from them and their families.

RINO John McCain.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think they deserve the penalty of LOSING their so-called “nest egg,” especially given that many of us are going to lose ours, or at least part of ours, because this Congress just will NOT stop spending our “nest eggs.”  Illlegal aliens should lose what they “contributed” as the price of breaking our laws.  What part of illegal alien does McCain not understand?  Then there’s this:

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, said it would be unfair to deny illegals the benefits.

“We should not steal their funds or empty their Social Security accounts,” he said. “That is not fair. It does not reward their hard work or their financial contributions. It violates the trust that underlies the Social Security Trust Fund.” … [No, they violated the LAW. And I doubt that any of the DemocRATS have changed their minds since.]

On Wednesday, senators narrowly approved an amendment to require a foreign worker to have a job lined up in the United States before applying for a green card. The purpose, supporters say, is to ensure that the job market isn’t flooded with foreign workers. Also, it prevents foreign workers from coming to the United States only to wind up unemployed and dependent on public assistance.

But yesterday, the Senate essentially gutted that amendment by allowing foreign workers to apply for permanent residency without having a job lined up.

“What that means is that up to 200,000 unskilled workers a year would become eligible for a green card, regardless of economic conditions, regardless of whether that worker has been actually employed for four years, and most importantly, regardless of whether there are unemployed U.S. workers available to fill those jobs,” said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican.”

This would be welcome news (NOT) to all the hard-working soon-t0-be CITIZEN retirees who face cuts to their Social Security benefits because Congress has seen fit to STEAL their “nest eggs”, leaving behind IOUs that they cannot or will not honor.  Where will AARP come down on this debate?

191 responses to “The Danger of Old News – Open Thread!

  1. Obama’s Achilles Heel? Calling him our Food Stamp President! Whatever works! White House aka Obama slams Gingrich over food stamp president statement

    White House slams Gingrich over food stamp moniker

    January 17, 2012 Snips

    The White House struck back Tuesday at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, saying more people in America are on food stamps under President Obama because of policies promoted by Mr. Gingrich and other Republican leaders. [Blah blah, blah, of course, it is Bush’s fault and the republicans.].

    Mr. Gingrich, campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, in recent weeks has called Mr. Obama “the food stamp president.” The number of people on food stamps has risen about 45 percent since Mr. Obama took office.A record 45 million people received food stamps last year at a cost of $75 billion. The program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has more than doubled in cost since 2008. [Never in the history of our country have this many people been on food stamps! Obama is #1 for food stamps! Secretly, he is thrilled. His destruction of the country is working.]

    Told by a reporter that Mr. Gingrich is blaming the president for the rise in food stamp recipients, Mr. Carney replied, “You know as well as I do that that’s crazy.”

    While campaigning Tuesday, Mr. Gingrich was asked by a supporter when he intended to get tougher on the president and “bloody Obama’s nose.” Mr. Gingrich replied, “I don’t want to bloody his nose; I want — I want to knock him out.”

    Said Mr. Carney, “The campaign trail is filled with exuberant rhetoric, and I’ll just let that one pass.”

  2. Breaking News: OWS protesters threw two devices such as smoke bombs at the White House! The WH is on lockdown on the north side. Protestors forced the lockdown of the WH. Protesters numbered about 1,000- supposedly about 500 of the rats scurried away. No arrests have been made. Secret service is investigating. Obamas were out and returned to the WH after these were thrown.

    What ticked off the Rats? I guess they haven’t been fed tonight. Not enough green cheese to go around?

    • NY’s Occupy Wall Street—the movement built on protesting corporate greed and income inequality—is running out of money. Call George! Isn’t he paying their salaries to freeze their buns off? Still enjoying the weather OWS – Fools of the Left?

      Protest Sapped of Cash
      Occupy Wall Street Freezes Spending on New Projects as Donations Dry Up

      Jan. 17 Snips

      After raising more than $700,000 last fall, protesters who keep track of money for Occupy Wall Street reported this week that the group has about $170,000 in its bank account. Very few donations are coming in, they said. “If we keep spending at the rate at which we have been doing, we will probably go broke in a month,” said Haywood Carey, 28 years old, a member of the movement’s accounting group. [$170,000 will only get them through a month? How many people are still there? Are they still using a capitalist bank to hold their money?]

    • WHITE HOUSE ON PARTIAL LOCKDOWN… #Occupiers Go Rogue – Chuck Smoke Bombs At White House (Video)
      Jim Hoft on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 9:01 PM

      Obama’s Army Attacks White House–

      Over 1,000 #Occupy protesters gathered at the White House tonight and threw smoke bombs over the fence. This forced the White House to go on lockdown. Reporters were forced to go underground to the basement. There are still 500 protesters outside the gate. Video…

      And to think… Obama endorsed this violent mob.

      UPDATE: Police dispersed the leftist mob tonight. The Washington Post reported:…
      Democrats must be very proud of their criminal movement tonight.

      • When you do not supply rats with their normal consumption what happens? they go after you!

        Another of his failed plans! Plan B, Iran.

  3. Man indicted in alleged Obama assassination attempt
    Jan. 17

    WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury handed down a 17-count indictment Tuesday against a man for allegedly trying to assassinate President Barack Obama at the White House.

    Authorities said that on Nov. 11, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez used an assault rifle with an attached scope to fire shots at the White House from his vehicle. Two bullets and one bullet fragment were recovered from the grounds of White House, including one that was stopped by bulletproof glass. Investigators found five bullet impact points on the south side of the building on or above the second story, where the first family resides. Obama and his wife, Michelle, were out of town that evening.

    Besides being charged with one count of attempt to assassinate the president, Ortega-Hernandez was also charged with three counts of assaulting an officer or employee of the U.S. with a deadly weapon, another count of injury to property of the United States, five counts of using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence and one count of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.

    Friends and associates told investigators that Ortega-Hernandez — a 21-year-old Idaho Falls, Idaho native — has long been obsessed with Obama and referred to the president as the Antichrist, according to the Associated Press. Ortega, who has shoulder-length dark hair and a long beard, called himself “the modern-day Jesus Christ” and told at least one person he intended to kill the president, authorities allege, the AP reported.

    He was arrested on Nov. 16 at a hotel in Indiana, Pa., where he had stayed with friends before the shooting, the AP reported.

  4. Hey Newsweek – how are those magazine sales going? First, “We were all socialists now” which was an assault on normal citizens and this week the critics of the Usurper are dumb! This article was written by the basement dweller, obsessive Andrew Sullivan who went after Sarah Palin saying that Trig wasn’t her child. Sarah Palin will be happy to see and excoriate the sewer rat shown on the cover who was responsible for starting and continuing the tirade on Sarah, Trig and her daughter for over a year.

    Guess Newsweek is having a tough time getting competent writers for their articles. Newsweek and Slime are equal to Think Progress and Slime or and Slime! Sullivan is representative of the Left’s donkey, a real jacka@@!

    New Newsweek Cover: ‘Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?’
    Jan 15, 2012

    See their cover at the URL!

    • Megyn Kelly Blasts ‘Newsweek’ & Author Andrew Sullivan Over Cover: He‘s Not an ’Actual Journalist’
      January 18, 2012 at 7:11am

      The “Newsweek” magazine cover from the latest issue has done its job — it’s created quite the controversy and gotten plenty of people talking. If you haven’t seen it, it’s below, along with the cover story headline of “Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?”

      The cover was the focus of a Megyn Kelly segment on Fox Tuesday. And now that segment, like the magazine, is ruffling some feathers — including those of the Newsweek author, Andrew Sullivan. During it, Kelly asked some hard questions, and even seemed to take a few shots at Sullivan. HuffPo explains:

      Kelly seemed intent on targeting Sullivan himself, though. Speaking to contributors Leslie Marshall and National Review editor Rich Lowry, Kelly mocked Newsweek, saying that the article might make “more than four people” read the magazine.
      It didn’t take long for Sullivan to respond. On his blog Tuesday afternoon, he claims he never said Sarah Palin didn’t give birth to her son, Trig, but rather questioned her story and wanted an explanation. He also challenged Fox to have him on to debate his article:

  5. Herman Cain accuser can’t catch a break. [No money put in her account yet?] To bad Sharon.
    By Michael Sneed January 16, 2012 7:18PM

    …the Chicago woman he allegedly wronged continues to have a string of bad luck.
    ◆ To wit: Sneed is told Sharon Bialek, the bodacious blond who bopped Cain by accusing him of being sexually aggressive to her while she was in pursuit of a job when he was head of the National Restaurant Association, recently lost out on her bid to become an ad saleswoman at WIND-radio.
    ◆ Translation: “She showed up three hours late for an interview, [a delay] she claimed was caused by bad weather,” said a source.

    [Previously] Sharon Bialek, who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment, at Second Municipal District Cook County Court in Skokie for appearance related to an eviction, Friday, December 23, 2011

  6. News we like to read!
    Culture of Corruption Update: NY Democrats Go On Trial For Massive Voter Fraud Case
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 7:02 PM

    Two New York Democrats went on trial today for for their alleged actions to steal votes for Democratic candidates in the Working Families primary by forging absentee ballots. So far four democrats have pleaded guilty in the case. FOX News reported: Video

    Jury selection in the Rensselaer County ballot fraud against two Troy Democrats is set to begin Tuesday. Former City Councilman Michael LoPorto and Democratic County Elections Commissioner Edward McDonough will be tried for their alleged actions to steal votes for Democratic candidates in the Working Families primary by forging absentee ballots.

    McDonough will be tried on 38 counts of second-degree forgery and 36 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. LoPorto will be tried on 29 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Each charge carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years if they are convicted.

    So far, eight people have been charged in connection with an investigation conducted by Special Prosecutor Trey Smith and the State Police. Four have pleaded guilty.

    • Oh, wow. Isn’t that party connected to Barry? Some offshoot or descendant of one of the commie/socialist parties? A successor or associate of ACORN?

      I read that there are millions of signatures being filed on petitions to recall the Wisconsin governor. How many do you think are real? Will they check them all?

      It’s up to the DemocRATS who are being screwed by this fraud in the primaries to cry foul. Good for the people who aren’t taking this sitting down. We need more Democrats who care about the LAW, fairness, and justice. That’s another link with more background; sorry if it’s linked already. I haven’t caught up with my reading today.

      • But on the radio yesterday; I heard how much better Wisconsin is financially and the outcomes are excedingly good for his state. The guy speaking said people are beginning to see the great effects financially that his policies are having in the department of education and state functions. Maybe this is why all the hoopla from the left. They’re trying to outshine the truth and keep things stirred up.

  7. ‘The Obamas’ Confirms Worst Fears About the President
    Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 11:28 AM
    By Ronald Kessler

    “It’s one thing to view President Barack Obama’s failings from the outside. It’s another to learn from the inside that his thinking really is that of the community organizer he once was and that he attributes criticism of his policies to the fact that he is African-American.

    In that fashion, “The Obamas” by Jodi Kantor confirms our worst fears about the president.

    Kantor recalls that Michelle Obama said when her husband began running, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country.” Both Obamas believed that the gap between those who are successful and those who are poor “lay less in talent or hard work than in opportunity, power, access, and wealth.”

    In other words, they rejected the very foundation of the American dream — that anyone can make it in America if they have the drive, ambition, and brains.

    Equally shocking, Obama views his wife as representing the average American.

    While admitting she had not read the book, Michelle told CBS’s Gayle King that it portrays her as an “angry black woman,” a notion she rejects. Her comment is telling. The book does not paint her in racial tones. She could just as easily have been described as an angry liberal white woman who sounds much like the Occupy Wall Street protesters. But Michelle Obama carries a chip on her shoulder.

    Reading “The Obamas” is like finding out from your doctor that, after suspecting it based on symptoms, you really do have cancer. The only question is how Americans could have been fooled into electing Barack Obama president.

  8. Hey, my boyfriend wiki is missing…can I have my boyfriend back ?(sobs)
    Someone want a post up about this ? It is dark in that wiki house……

  9. SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth………….Schiff is that why Renee?

    • Maybe Alf. The wiki pages I have been posting for a while all seem to have been updated within hours of my looking at them so that is strange too. I am not sure Alfy.

      • I dont know where to put this guys but I am doing it here cause it says the danger of old news and this photo is old news, but please notice the date of this photo Miri, how slim she is here. It begs the question again,noting that last very plump photo of Ann with very young Obama. Then also the article says 2011 ,but it can’t be. She is for sure a propagandist hired by the ONE and only Obama people, or whoever runs cover for him. I’m speaking of Janny Scott.

    • would you want to elaborate why you were looking there? Nothing covers it even though it shows everywhere.

  10. Can she be tried again for the crime if she accidentally reveals what happened to her baby or would it be considered double jeopardy? If she really was guilty and got off; she is making 1 million for killing her child. Her attorney can get paid this way, I suppose.

    CNN Confirms Casey Anthony ‘Will Get $1 Million’ For Interview
    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    CNN has reported this morning that Casey Anthony, the Florida woman whose lengthy murder trial quickly became a media offering of bread and circuses, would be receiving $1 million for her first interview since being acquitted of murdering her young daughter, promising updates on where and with whom as soon as that information comes in.

  11. Who gets the blame this time for another Iranian nuclear scientist’s death? Will it be the Brits, Israel, or the US? How about an Iranian insider who is worried about his own country? This is getting deadly serious and is sure to inflame the Iranians who are wanting to take on the US Navy. Did this occur prior to or after BHO sent them a note to start a chat?

    There Goes Another One
    Jan. 19, 2012

    Oh, dear. Still another Iranian nuclear scientist has met with a fatal accident. Accidents will happen, especially in the Middle East and to Iran’s nuclear scientists. What a pity. And just as the mullahs are getting closer and closer to having a nuke of their own to play with.

    First a lowly computer worm named Stuxnet (who deserves a Medal of Freedom) injected its mathematical self into all those centrifuges the Iranians are counting on to produce their nuclear fuel.

    Now their top nuclear scientists seem to be disappearing one by one in a different kind of chain reaction. This not-so-mysterious epidemic is proving highly selective. It seems to affect only nuclear experts in the employ of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and it may not have run its course yet.

    By my inexact count, this is the fourth such mishap to befall Iran’s core of nuclear scientists within the past couple of years, not including various generals, technicians and miscellaneous other personnel who have been, as the Pentagon might put it, terminated with extreme prejudice.

    • The threat by the Islamic regime in Iran to close down the Strait of Hormuz and of Revolutionary Guards Navy boats harassing U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf has caused President Obama to send secret messages to the regime stating his concerns over the closure of the strait and the possibility of an accidental war.

      Since then, Iranian officials have been revealing the contents of President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which indicates a deep desire by the U.S. president for a dialogue with the radical leaders of Iran. However, on Saturday, Iranian officials also claimed that an oral message by Obama delivered through the Swiss ambassador in Tehran is even more revealing than the letter delivered to the Iranian supreme leader.

      According to Fars News Agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, Hossein Ebrahimi, the vice chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, alleged that on Saturday in a meeting between Swiss Ambassador Livia Leu Agosti and Iranian Foreign Ministry officials, Agosti informed the Iranian officials that Obama recognizes Iran’s right of access to and use of nuclear technology.

      Ebarhimi also disclosed another important point that the Swiss diplomat delivered: Obama said that “I didn’t want to impose sanctions on your central bank, but I had no options but to approve it since a Congress majority had approved the decision.

      • Why all the secrecy Obama? Don’t paint me as the bad guy..”I didn’t want to do it, I didn’t want to do it!”

        What the hell is this man up to by recognizing Iran’s use of nuclear technology without informing Congress or Israel that he is doing this? He gives Iran a soft sanction and says, it isn’t my fault, blame Congress! Who is in the line of fire if Iran gets a nuke…Israel. I can see diplomatic relations with Israel are going to decline if this is all true. How many more months of this worthless creep do we have left?

  12. Shore Bank:

    FYI, Weasel Zippers will run the Disaster of the Union… the comments will be entertaining to say the least.

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