The Hypocritical Los Angeles Times – Open Thread

© Miri WTPOTUS April 19, 2012
In 2003 a dinner was held to honor former PLO “operative” and anti-Semite Rashid Khalidi.  Barack Hussein Obama II attended that event, which was videotaped.  Obama spoke at the event.
During the campaign of 2008, Obama’s attendance at the dinner became an issue in the campaign, not only because Rashid Khalidi was guest of honor, but also because Khalidi was good friends with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers whose wife is unrepentant, radical, Charles-Manson-praising Bernardine Dohrn.  It was rumored that Ayers and Dohrn were also in attendance.  
According to Gateway Pundit, the videotape
shows Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who are openly hostile towards Israel.  Barack Obama even gives a toast to a former PLO operative at this celebration. If the American public saw this side of Barack Obama he would never be elected president.
In 2008, Obama denied having much more than a passing acquaintance with Bill Ayers, a claim which has since been more than amply proved false.  Obama also downplayed any association with Khalidi.  The LA Times reported:

And yet the warm embrace Obama gave to Khalidi, and words like those at the professor’s going-away party, have left some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.

Their belief is not drawn from Obama’s speeches or campaign literature, but from comments that some say Obama made in private and from his association with the Palestinian American community in his hometown of Chicago, including his presence at events where anger at Israeli and U.S. Middle East policy was freely expressed.

At Khalidi’s 2003 farewell party, for example, a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. …

One speaker likened “Zionist settlers on the West Bank” to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been “blinded by ideology.” …

Obama was quoted [elsewhere] saying that “nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people.” …

Among other community events, Obama in 1998 attended a speech by Edward Said, the late Columbia University professor and a leading intellectual in the Palestinian movement. According to a news account of the speech, Said called that day for a nonviolent campaign “against settlements, against Israeli apartheid.” …

A photo on the pro-Palestinian website the Electronic Intifada shows Obama and his wife, Michelle, engaged in conversation at the dinner table with Said, and later listening to Said’s keynote address.  Obama had taken an English class from Said as an undergraduate at Columbia University. [What was he teaching?  English as a second language?]

Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian rights activist in Chicago who helps run Electronic Intifada, said that he met Obama several times at Palestinian and Arab American community events.

Abunimah, in a Times interview and on his website, said Obama seemed sympathetic to the Palestinian cause but more circumspect as he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2004. At a dinner gathering that year, Abunimah said, Obama greeted him warmly and said privately that he needed to speak cautiously about the Middle East. …

While teaching at the University of Chicago, Khalidi and his wife lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the Obamas. The families became friends and dinner companions.

In 2000, the Khalidis held a fundraiser for Obama’s unsuccessful congressional bid. The next year, a social service group whose board was headed by Mona Khalidi received a $40,000 grant from a local charity, the Woods Fund of Chicago, when Obama served on the fund’s board of directors.

At Khalidi’s going-away party in 2003, the scholar lavished praise on Obama, telling the mostly Palestinian American crowd that the state senator deserved their help in winning a U.S. Senate seat. “You will not have a better senator under any circumstances,” Khalidi said.

The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.

Though Khalidi has seen little of Sen. Obama in recent years, Michelle Obama attended a party several months ago celebrating the marriage of the Khalidis’ daughter.

In interviews with The Times, Khalidi declined to discuss specifics of private talks over the years with Obama.

Of course he declined.  Muslims understand perfectly the concept of taqiyya.  Gateway Pundit quoted Obama:

His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been “consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases… It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.”

Gateway Pundit also spoke with the LA  Times reporter:

Wallston was one of the few mainstream media reporters to report on this radical Obama associate.

Wallston said that the article was written after he watched video taken at the Khalidi going away party. When I asked him about the video he said that as far as he was concerned he was through with the story.

I asked him if he was planning on releasing this video of Obama toasting the radical Khalidi at this Jew-bash. He told me he was not releasing the video. He also would not comment on his source for the video. Wallston also said he did not know if Khalidi’s good friend Bill Ayers was at the event or not.

To this day, that videotape remains suppressed by the LA Times.  WHY?

Yesterday, however, the LA Times published photographs allegedly of our troops desecrating the bodies of suicide bombers (consider the irony).  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Obama administration claim to have begged the LA Times to refrain, for the sake of protecting our troops who remain in harm’s way.  The LA Times published, anyway, although they coordinated with the White House (WH) to allow them time to prepare (or so they say. I can believe WH coordination; I’m not sure that I believe that these two-year-old photographs were sat on all this time, only to be released now, when Obama’s poll numbers are dropping and Obama wants to pull out of the Middle East even faster. As usual, it’s an anonymous source.) 

The LA Times editors attempted to explain their decision.  Editor Davan Maharaj said,

We considered this very carefully.  At the end of the day, our job is to publish information that our readers need to make informed decisions.

Fair enough. And yet the hypocritical LA Times editors did not seem to understand what their job was in 2008, which was to publish that videotape, which readers and viewers among the American public NEEDED to see in order to make “informed decisions” about who would lead this country as Commander in Chief.  Citizen petitions and the McCain campaign called for its release.   It was not released.

Our job is to publish information that our readers need to make informed decisions.

What sort of decision is informed by showing those photos to the public?  I can think of none, unless they’re talking about decision 2012

After all this time and all the similar scandals like Abu Ghraib and Urinegate, there seems to be an enormous failure of leadership, going all the way to the top, because this keeps happening.  In fact, maybe this is what the editor was hinting at, when he said,

The photographs were provided by a soldier in the unit “who was himself concerned that the photos reflected dysfunction in discipline and a breakdown in leadership that compromised the safety of the troops.

But somehow I doubt it, coming from the LA Times.  How long did they have these photos?  Why print them now? 

Perhaps the conclusion We the People NEED to draw from these photographs is this:


It’s also time to renew our call for the LA Times to release that Rashid Khalidi videotape–in the interest of fairness, objectivity, and informed decisions in 2012.


143 responses to “The Hypocritical Los Angeles Times – Open Thread

  1. Ohhhh Miri. Like minds and all that. This one runs right with reasearch so I will follow along there. Whatever you like across the hall that fits in here you can put in. It will. This is going to be a VERY interesting thread, like a good fruit gum…. Hat tip. Good one. Right on the spot.

  2. CHANDLER, like Coca Cola GRAHAM CHANDLER…so sweet…yummy, like fruit gum…Sugar, oh honey honey…I miss you friend of the tides. Wish you were here…..

    • Oops, got so excited Miri I forgot the info !
      Los Angeles Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Similarto Los Angeles Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Norman’s wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, …

  3. Speaking of Panetta, given the GSA fiasco, the media asked him about commuting back and forth so much on the taxpayers’ dime:

    Contradicting an account by a Pentagon official, the White House is denying that President Obama struck a “deal” with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta to allow him to commute home to California most weekends on a military aircraft at a cost of $32,000 per round-trip flight and a total of $860,000 as of early April.</strong>

    “There’s no deal here,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday when pressed on the issue. “The secretary has addressed the matter. He, I think, spoke about it, and he has decided to try to find a way, if there is, to reduce the cost. But, you know, I don’t have anything to add to it.”

    Mr. Carney was responding to a question about whether the White House or Mr. Obama had negotiated with Mr. Panetta to allow the California commuting arrangement before Mr. Panetta accepted the Pentagon post.

    The defense secretary must use military aircraft for security and communications purposes even during personal travel, but previous defense secretaries have lived in and around the Washington area and did not regularly travel across the country.

    Earlier this week, Mr. Panetta said he regrets the cost of the commute and will try to find a way to economize in the future, but he still maintained that the trips home to his family’s walnut ranch in Monterey, Calif., are important. …

    Mr. Panetta is required to repay just a fraction of the costs — the equivalent of a commercial round-trip ticket — for the personal travel, according to federal rules.

    A Defense Department official told The Washington Times that Mr. Panetta negotiated the commuting arrangements with the White House before he accepted the job. …

    Amid outcry over wasteful spending at a General Services Administration conference that cost top officials their jobs, Mr. Panetta earlier this month admitted to paying just $17,000 for his share of the cost of the 27 round trips, approximately $630 per visit.

    The defense secretary’s travel costs have attracted additional scrutiny after Mr. Obama in November asked his Cabinet members to cut back on all expenses, from cellphone use to official gifts such as pencils and mugs to travel costs.”

  4. Get a load of what a Catholic bishop from Illinois said about Obama:

    “In a homily delivered Saturday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois challenged President Obama’s HHS mandate, suggesting that the president was following the same path as Hitler and Stalin.

    Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care,” Jenky said. “In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.” Jenky added.

    Jenky reminded the men of the Catholic Church’s history of surviving threats from Jihadi, Nazism and Communism and called them to stand up for their faith.”

  5. Hitler and Stalin….

  6. Here’s a goodie. > < NQ

    fairy tales / lies

    there are some really good articles there today. Larry chats about the prospect of Secret Service agents divulging indiscretions due to their bust.
    it'd be a blockbuster. i'll wait.

    • Princess, The news says the ss boys are now turning on each other….

    • Has anyone been able to match up any of these SS with a list of those that went ahead of and during Princess WannbeeanAfricanQueen’s trip to Mexico with her purchased friends?

      • Now THAT is an idea..Will you search Hootie ?

        • Been trying every combo of google phrases to find out but nothing. Was thinking of asking in the comment section of the Mexican paper (if have comment section) of where the ss hung out while down there and any pics? I don’t speak or write Spanish but surely google translator could help me. There is so much more to this story. The level of partying and the amount of people involved (including SOS) indicates this is the NORM. If the norm, than Mr. and Mrs. Prezdidn’t had to know and still sent not only their daughter but other people, who trusted them and their judgement, away for a week with these partyiers.

      • Has The Globe matched up MO’s squeeze with any of these guys? 🙂

    • What a joke. Obama and Axelrod are going after Romney about his “secrecy,” including an allegation that he took the hard drives from computers when his term as governor was up.

      Is this sort of like disappearing all your senatorial records? Sort of like hiding every document (school records, birth certificate, adoption records, college transcripts, etc.) that would prove you’re who you say you are? Sort of like using a Blackberry so there’s no presidential record of anything sent with it or having meetings in coffee shops across from the WH so you don’t have to document who you met with? Sort of like ignoring Congressional subpoenas and not complying with FOIA requests for public records? Sort of like trying to suppress videos from public hearings because you don’t like what your own lawyer said? Sort of like having friends in high places in Silicon Valley misuse the public trust by scrubbing stories and re-ordering search results so certain negative stories about you (although TRUTHFUL) don’t see the light of day?

      Oh, how we could go on and on and on.

      Romney is secretive! ROFLMAO. I’ve noticed this tactic, though. They’re jumping out there in front, accusing Republicans and Romney of exactly what they know is coming down the pike about them. Trying to pre-empt or defang the allegations. Before anybody can say it about Obama, they’re calling their opponents un-American or radical, accusing them of trying to change the country in opposition to the vision of the Founders, of trying to suppress free speech, of trying to censor religion or infringe upon religious rights, of wanting to stack the court to reinterpret the law and the Constitution as they see fit, of discriminating against women.

      Now, they’re calling ROMNEY “secretive”. This, from the “most transparent” administration in history. Amazing gall.

      I read today that Obama is suddenly using quotas and affirmative action to lard his campaign and WH staff with blacks. Seems that story at Drudge about how his is the LEAST diverse administration struck a nerve. So now, who’s discriminating? Non-blacks need not apply. He doesn’t have as many women as past administrations, either. So I suppose a black woman can write her own ticket, on OUR DIME, as usual. There was a photo of the Obama war room that got noticed in the black “community”. Not enough black faces. He has more than his quota of gays and lesbians, though. Have you noticed?

      • As I said earlier this week, Axelrod and Obama want Romney’s tax returns from when he was at Bain Capital. Well, that was in the 70s. SO, TIT FOR TAT: We want to see Obama’s tax returns beginning, say, in 1977. Well, how about beginning with his first jop at Baskin-Robbins? From then on. We want to see what SS# he used. And what NAME he used. What his occupation was. All that interesting stuff that he’s hiding. Some freaking nerve, this guy has. Huh?

        Romney won’t reveal his investments? Well, Barry won’t reveal his college LOAN records. Let’s see them. Especially if they were somehow funded by the US taxpayers. Can you believe that their “daily playbook” asks about ROMNEY, “Who is this guy?”

        Again, they’re simply taking what they KNOW will be said about Obama and trying to turn it around and pre-empt it. Alinsky 101.

        • Tit for Tat is on the record. Rezko Watch (RBO), Citizen WElls, The Chicago Courts and the grand Prosecutor’s investigative office. busted, tit for tat. all roads will lead back to Chicago, it’s City Hall and the NOI.

          L I A R S

      • yeah, i noticed. he’s fracturing the family on every front. fostering baby children to question if they relate to their parents and siblings.

        and the talking horse on every child’s program.

  7. Check out Orly. She’s amazing. —->

    got me to thinking how barky’s kids aren’t NBACs, if he’s a foreigner who forgot to naturalize for POTUS – but more importantly, before they were born.

  8. Wow. This is a good one. deep, crystal clear. I was overjoyed to see mention of Dinah. The long lost sister of the 12 Tribes. True Story. blip.
    a battle royal, cave style, barbaric.

    the name game. a lesson. good read.

    • Good one Princess. I will put it into current digs, where it fits very well.

    • I have to respond to Lame Cherry. he posed a question:

      …Yes the reality is, Barack Hussein is serving the Osseiran’s of the Mideast as that is the name he has chosen whether adopted or fathered, all the mayhem and murder in the Mideast is being carried out by Barack Hussein Osseiran.

      Wonder what that name means as it is all Greek to me.

      ~ ~ ~
      Osseiran hmmmmmmm.. uhmmmmmm

      BOnehead, LC?

      • Hey Papoose,

        Two questions. Why do you still think Lame Cherry is a guy? And the big one is, how are you going to respond to her? If you get through to “her”, tell her I am a big fan. 🙂


        The Osseiran Family (Arabic: عائلة عسيران‎) of Lebanon, like the Haidar and Suleiman families of the Bekaa region, are descended from the Bani Assad tribe of Southern Iraq.

        According to the late Lebanese writer and historian Ahmed Abu Saad, the distant ancestors of the Osseiran family migrated to the Levant and first settled in the ancient city of Baalbeck in the 17th century. After a feud with the Emirs of the Harfush clan, who were in control of Baalbeck, the direct ancestor of the Osseirans migrated to Sidon, where he started the family known by his name, Osseiran.

        Little is known of the early generations of the Osseiran family, except that they were generally in trade. In the mid-19th century, they acquired large fortunes through commerce and gradually bought vast lands throughout what is now Southern Lebanon, or Jabal Amel. They also acquired (in 1849) the consulate of the Kingdom of Persia in Sidon.

        Al-Hajj Ali Osseiran, grandfather of the co-founder of modern Lebanon Adel Osseiran, was at once the consul of Persia and Effendim of the Ottoman Empire, a title granted him by the Turkish Sultan.

        Al-Hajj Hassan Osseiran, a cousin of al-Hajj Ali, was a man of learning and philanthropy, and had several children who took up diplomatic posts in different Levantine cities. All this is mentioned by Abu Saad in his book about the families of Lebanon.

        Of the five sons of the Effendim, Abdullah, Rashid, Rida, Najib, and Kamil, three died of the plague during World War I. They had been implicated in the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans.

        It is said, though not proven, that during the famine of the Great War the Osseirans opened up their storehouses of grain to feed the hungry people.

        In the 1930s, most of the Osseirans gave up their Persian nationality to become Lebanese citizens. The descendants of the Osseirans who were abroad at the time continued to carry Iranian passports until the early 1990s.

        The Osseirans were distinguished by the fact that they were generally better educated than most of their contemporaries, having attended missionary schools and having knowledge of foreign languages, including Persian, Turkish, and French.

        The Osseiran family has produced a number of pioneers and distinguished professionals in different fields including politics (e.g., Najib Osseiran, Rashid Osseiran, Adel Osseiran, Samih Rashid Osseiran and Ali Adel Osseiran, religion (e.g., Sheikh Mohamad Osseiran) and (Père Afif Osseiran). In medicine, there was Dr. Sharif Osseiran and Dr. Fouad Osseiran. Other Osseirans distinguished themselves in law, journalism, like Zouhair Osseiran, literature such as Leila Osseiran, education and in art, as well as many other disciplines. Today, important figures among them are not only in Lebanon but are found in all of the Arab world, Europe, Canada and the United States.”

    • “Chicago – Former governor Rod Blagojevich’s brother Robert will head to Washington D.C. next month to tell Congress who offered to buy President Obama’s old senate seat.

      Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for corruption after he tried to sell the seat in 2008.

      Robert will be talking to the House Committee on Ethics, which is also investigating Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.”

    • I believe the 5th will be taken. Can Congress get copies of his deposition from his brother’s trials?

      Concerning Jesse – one of our readers believes he was involved in the Shorebank scandal also, but I haven’t found any information where his name is attached to that. That still should be really investigated, since Shorebank closed, and reopened under another name. The rebranding of a bank – normal operating procedures by the criminals, the rebranding. Just like ACORN….who is getting government grants under their new name/names.


    This will make your day. NOT!

    “Police in South Carolina say that a McDonald’s worker spit in two customers’ cups of iced tea after they returned them because they weren’t sweet enough. A video shows the employee,19-year-old Marvin Washington Jr., leaning over the open cups before giving them back. The fast food chain patrons claim they discovered phlegm in the drinks when they removed their tops. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with malicious tampering with food. Eating out can be an exercise in suspended disbelief. Wide eyed, we assume the food is fresh and wholesome and that workers have followed the “employees must wash hands” decree posted in the bathroom. Nevertheless, the McDonald’s incident is so sickening because it actually bears out the urban legend that a disdainful waiter can and will contaminate your food if you tick him off.”

    Anybody who knows young people who work at these types of establishments and who has their confidence will tell you that this is far more common than most people believe. Do NOT antagonize them. They’re from a generation who don’t take criticism well. If you’re lucky, the most they’ll do is give you caffeine when you ordered decaf, or sugar when you ordered sugar free, or cream when you ordered fat-free creamer.

  10. An anonymous commenter at ORYR left this link. I thought you’d find it interesting and possibly even valuable to your research.
    Ann Dunham Soetoro, PhD
    2012 UH Alumni Association President’s Award

  11. KUHNER: Obama’s disastrous war
    Only victory president wants to win is his own on Election Day
    April 19, 2012 Snips

    President Obama has lost Afghanistan. The war is turning into a catastrophic defeat – one that will be worse than Vietnam. It is time to bring the troops home, and end this national nightmare.
    This begs the question: If Mr. Obama did not have a plan for victory, then why the troop surge? The answer is obvious – and damning: It was a cynical attempt to appear tough on national security. He wanted to protect his right flank from GOP charges that he is too soft in dealing with foreign affairs. In the face of growing anti-war opposition within his own party and the larger public, he cut the troops loose. He ordered the premature withdrawal of the 30,000 surge troops to be completed by this fall- conveniently, just before the election. The 90,000 military personnel still remaining do not have the resources or manpower to pacify the country. They cannot even properly defend themselves from the resurgent Taliban. Mr. Obama has deliberately squandered American lives in a futile effort with no possibility of success. He cannot even bring himself to defend a war – and a surge – that he now bears sole responsibility for. This is not statesmanship, but cowardice.

    America’s defeat is inevitable. Unlike Vietnam, the consequences will be more far-reaching and costly. Radical Islam will have triumphed over the “Great Satan,” demonstrating to the Muslim world that America lacks the will and sense of purpose to win a prolonged land war. We will be exposed as a paper tiger. Afghanistan will again become a sanctuary for jihadists; Islamic militants will be even more emboldened across the Middle East and North Africa. It will mark the United States’ long, humiliating retreat from the region – the end of the American superpower. The wars of the past decade have led to imperial overstretch, military exhaustion and national bankruptcy.

    The tragic result is that Americans will continue to die for a cause their commander in chief does not believe in and which they cannot win. This is why all of them should be brought home immediately. Mr. Obama’s re-election is not worth dying for.

  12. EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal
    24-year-old single mom is known as Dania Suarez, she says agent offered $28 for $800 service
    April 19, 2012, 2:18 PM

    • ‘Cash money’ hookers that took down Secret Service revealed
      Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 Snips

      The Secret Service sex scandal has been full of all kinds of twists and turns since the story broke – but would you believe that the New York Times actually scored an interview with the prostitute at the center of the controversy? It’s almost unbelievable – and has left Glenn wondering if there is more to the story than what has been revealed.
      “And by the way, that’s not only Secret Service. That is now possibly the Marines and the Air Force. But no one strangely from the advanced team in the Obama administration. The guys who don’t have those ethics,” said Glenn.


      Glenn reads the NY Times article, and shows the in congruent statements. Two SS men are finishing off their 2nd bottle of Absolute! Really – one bottle each? She makes sure that everyone knows that she is an escort, not a prostitute. It is higher class being an escort. She walks out of the room and amazingly there is a policeman in the hall.

    • I am still thinking this scandalis a total set-up even though some have been fired. Why? Now Sarah Palin’s name is entered into the fray, and the NY Times gets an interview with the prostitute, and the left not being the first to get the news, instead it was Ron Kessler of Newsmax. Then there is MO’s squeeze being from the Secret Service.

      Palin Responds to Agent’s Racy Facebook Joke: ‘I Hope His Wife Kicks His Okole to the Dog House’
      April 20, 2012

      The Secret Service prostitution scandal has, thus far, had some intriguing twists and turns.On Thursday, we learned that David Randall Chaney, one of the three men “forced out” of the service in the wake of the scandal, had allegedly posted a Facebook message about “checking…out” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Chaney was on the candidate’s 2008 protection team). Last night, Palin responded:

      “Well, this agent who was kind of ridiculous there in posting pictures and comments about checking someone out. Well check this out bodyguard: you’re fired. And I hope his wife kicks his 0kole and sends him to the dog house — as long as he’s not eating the dog along with his former boss. [Good one, Sarah!]


      • Best definition I found for Okole – seat covers in Hawaii.

      • I thought the same thing when I saw Sarah being dragged into this. This is Alinsky 101. What are they distracting FROM now? Panetta commuting on our dime? The GSA scandal and all of them taking the Fifth? Or, this being Friday, is there some document dump coming? Or is this still a distraction from the disaster that summit turned out to be? Or from the Zimmerman case, which, as you see, isn’t working out quite like they planned?

    • Senator Grassley: ‘Heads Have To Roll’ At Secret Service
      April 19, 2012

      Sen. Chuck Grassley, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said news of the three agents leaving the Secret Service was a positive development but says more people may have to go.

      Heads should roll all over DC. We need to clean corruption out of all the agencies in DC. Our entire government has become awash in corruption.

      • THIS is what they get incensed about? This stupid diversion? How about heads rolling for forging documents? Whoops! Heads rolling? Will Grassley get a visit FROM the Secret Service, like Ted Nugent just got?

        Oh, and today I read that Hillary, although part of the partying, has become a social media sensation. Oh, the kids love her. It helps her for 2016, or so they say. What’s good for the goose apparently is not good for the gander. What’s the diff? Is there no national security risk involved in the freaking Secretary of State swilling beers in a nightclub?

  13. Congress Is About To Pass A Bill That Restricts Traveling, Driving And International Banking
    Apr. 19, 2012

    The U.S. Passport Act of 1926 is an obscure piece of legislation that was enacted decades ago when the idea of passports started catching fire around the world. Subsequently absorbed into U.S. Code Title 22, the law was originally intended to authorize and issue passports for . .citizens to travel abroad.

    Several years ago, the law was modified to provide the Secretary of State with the authority to revoke or deny a passport to any U.S. citizen convicted of engaging in immoral acts with minors overseas. Until now, this has been the only instance of excluding a U.S. citizen from travel abroad. But if Senator Barbara Boxer gets her way, there’s going to be one more.

    As part of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), Congress has inserted language that would oblige the Secretary of State to revoke or deny a passport to any U.S. citizen who the IRS Commissioner deems as having “seriously delinquent tax debt.” For the purposes of MAP-21, “seriously delinquent tax debt” is defined as an amount in excess of $50,000 in which a notice of lien or levy has been filed in public records. Bear in mind, this is strictly an administrative procedure; there is no due process. By comparison, even pedophiles go in front of a judge before losing their passports.

    Something is wrong with this picture.

    News of the 1676-page bill has broken across mainstream media outlets. Forbes, Fox Business, the Atlantic, BusinessWeek … everyone is reporting on this now.

    • And believe it or not, there are even dumber provisions within.

      For starters, in what may be one of the most depraved Big Brother moves on record, section 31406 of the bill makes it mandatory for “black box” event recorders to be installed in every new passenger vehicle starting with model year 2015.

      Section 31504 requires the development of special alarm systems designed to remind drivers that there are other passengers in the vehicle. Duh.

      Then there are provisions for more taxpayer funding to subsidize the massively loss-making Amtrakplus calls to develop more national, regional, and state-owned railways across the country.

      Perhaps most important, though, is Title II of the bill – “Stop Taxhaven Abuse.” Long story short, if the U.S. government decides in its sole discretion that a foreign jurisdiction is impeding tax enforcement, Uncle Sam can shut them out of the U.S. financial system, no questions asked.It’s just another measure to turn foreign banks into unpaid spies of the federal government … and limit financial freedom for U.S. citizens.

  14. Flashback! Russian Immigrants Compare Democrats To Russia’s Communist Leaders
    Gary P Jackson | April 20, 2012 Snips

    On the heels of Allen West pointing out that many members of Congress are card carrying Communists, here’s a little flashback report from December of 2010 that tells us Russians, who left their homeland to escape tyrannical Communism, see the same evil Marxism within the democrat party.
    Many Russians here aligning with Republicans

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Many Russian immigrants to the “red borough” of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats’ “socialistic” policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.

  15. Allen West with Michael Berry, in studio – last segment – 9/26/11
    Mike Berry gives him names that Allen responds with one word adjectives. He gives his opinion on a variety of topics. What a normal American and such a well spoken patriot. No wonder why the Democrats have targeted him.

    The President is a Marxist! Obama is a president who demonizes certain segments of society. Obama is intentionally killing the economy.

    H/T A time for choosing.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Bridgette- I know him personally and he IS an awesome patriot!

      • I support West. He makes me feel a little bit safe. i would love to see him on the 2012 Ticket. and He makes me feel my pride in being an American. your so lucky to know him, Roe.

      • Rosemary, just gotta know — Is Allen West as outrageously good looking in person? Best thing about West is his voice delivery. It is an “NPR” voice, so to speak, and average Libs have a hard time hating on him for what he says when the watch and/or listen to him on the radio. Oh sure, they may hate what he says and trash his words, but they have to work hard to hate on him and blame him further for all their woes.

  16. America “SHARE HOLDERS”…. 48% DON’T PULL THEIR LOAD!!!!
    That is the real problem. One thing for sure…. it’s pulling us all down.
    Go West

    • We should start saying that we’re part of the 52%. The ones who pay more than our “fair” share. We need a t-shirt and a bumper sticker about the 52%.

  17. Coulter: Obama’s silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’
    04/20/2012 Snips

    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO.
    “And the silver spoon Obama got — I mean that generation, it can’t be denied, you can’t support affirmative action and then pretend it doesn’t exist. You don’t transfer from Occidental, which by his own accounts in his autobiography he mostly spent smoking pot, to a fine Ivy League university like Columbia if you’re not checking off ‘black’ on your application. So you know, the silver spoon since I’ve been alive has been an affirmative action silver spoon.”

    • Oh, Ann beat me to it! I was going to remind everybody of my post about Barry, the child of privilege. See how poor his life really was.

      He’s such a phony. Exactly! Affirmative action spoon, except that wasn’t his first silver spoon. That was in Indonesia, living with Lolo’s wealthy family. Riding to school in a limo. And then back in Hawaii at Punahou, one of the most expensive schools in the country.

      Kathleen Parker recently wrote an editorial where she said Barry was raised by a single mother. I am SO SICK of hearing that LIE. Is she out of her mind? Even his official narrative proves he wasn’t raised by any single mother. She was married to his father. His fake bio said BHO Sr. “left” when he was 2, which we know is bull but the lamestream doesn’t pay attention to the truth–that Ann was in WA state while BHO Sr. (and possibly Jr.) was in Hawaii. She went back to live with parents and then married Lolo and took Barry to Indonesia. Even if she didn’t live with anyone else until she married Lolo, that’s hardly “raising” him–two short years? Then he was raised by his grandparents (two, married folks) from age 10 until adulthood. So his “single” mother did NOT raise him. Stop LYING, lamestream! It’s all a lie. His cushy life was nothing like the lives of others raised by single mothers in this country.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Miri- How much do you want to bet that the RNC,- specifically Romney- under instruction of the RNC or not doesn’t have the balls to address ANY of this?

        • I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t fight back. It’s par for the course. I also wouldn’t be surprised if (1) they’re too lame to realize it’s a lie, based upon his own bogus “memoirs” or (2) if constituents bothered to tell them how most of what he claims about himself are LIES, they either didn’t pay attention or outright disbelieved the information, or let staff handle it.

          Maybe the independent anti-Obama ads will point it out. This is why they SO hate that Citizens United ruling.

  18. Can it be that liberal, really liberal, Kennedy country, Blue Massachusetts awoke?

    Racists! Obama Booed At Fenway Park…
    April 20th.

    At Red Sox game, President Obama comes on big screen to recognize Fenway’s 100th anniversary, followed by loud chorus of boos.

    Comments – Fenway_Nation says at 5:19 pm

    For the first time in my adult life, I’m proud of my ballpark!

    • That’s funny! It’s very Irish and blue collar in Boston, despite the progressives who inhabit the universities. The workers probably notice that they’ve lost their jobs.

    • Hi Bridgette,

      I am in MA and heard this ‘live’ yesterday. Had to stop what I was doing and giggle…

      Of course, one of the talking (radio) heads said that the crowd was chating ‘BO, BO, BO,’ but even with our Boston accents, ‘BOOO’ sounds very different than ‘BO!’

      They were indeed booing him, no matter how the moonbats try to spin it. Maybe this bastion of moonbattiness is finally seeing the light.

    • LC is wrong that no American blacks have called Barry what he is. Many of them have. They just don’t get heard because the lamestream won’t report or they’re demonized as “inauthentic” Oreos.

  19. What the heck is OPIC. what was it in 2004 and what is it now?

  20. wow. they have us down pat. from 1998. wonder how long they worked on it as a project… they sure are putting it to good use these days.

    did you see the ad photo of the breastfed oreo cookie consumer yet?
    hmmmm norms and emos clash again…

    • What bull. I’ll boil down the hypothesis:

      USA with autonomous freedom-loving citizens = immature, selfish pigs.

      Communist and other collectivist, Borg-like societies = mature, MORAL, right-thinking people.

      How much happier we all would be if only we were all communists. Did Barry commission this study? I bet We the People paid for it.

      • what crap.
        Miri, I have been looking for that childhood photo of shirley on the sofa with her parents. In light of the madelyn worship and Kansas connections, I would like to take a look at that picture again… would like to pinpoint when and where it was taken – what school did the famed Ph.D attend at the time it was taken?. — and wonder if passports were involved in the gathering of the perfect family, hence the photo.

      • It was written in 1998 and appears to be a study in preparation for receiving a master’s or doctorate, or the required research for professors.

        I saw a brief showing of the baby eating an Oreo at the breast of the mother, the child suckling at the breast being intentionally obscured by the pc police, but I didn’t hear the story that went with it. I thought it was too weird as an infant can’t eat Oreos in the first place. I didn’t know if it was a spoof or what it was supposed to be. It couldn’t be a real ad or was it?

        • I know. I was joking about Barry, although he might have been preparing all this time. 🙂

          I read the story about the Oreo ad in the paper, but no images. It was supposedly a test (or joke) ad created in a foreign country (China?) to be used at an advertising convention (I think; only skimmed it). It was never intended to be publicly disseminated, but somebody quoted in the article said that anybody who thinks something like this won’t be filmed and then stuck on the Internet within an hour is naive.

  21. The Sea Change: Obama’s Confirmed Forgeries Are Not Going Away
    Monte Kuligowski
    April 19, 2012 Snips

    For several years, an Orwellian-type fear of being “marginalized” held reporters and pundits back from questioning Barack Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of the presidency. To raise an eyebrow at the bizarre secrecy of Obama was off-limits. To question whether the historic definition of “natural born citizen” applied to Obama was taboo.

    The era of fear, however, is happily winding down. It will take some time for this realization to fully take hold. But make no mistake: the tables have turned.

    Like it or not, the ground has shifted, and it cannot shift back. The evidence of Obama’s forgeries is not going away.

    Up until this point, Mr. Obama controlled everything, including the talking points and burden of proof.

    The problem for Obama and his enablers is that the evidence is objective. And it’s there for everyone to see. Generations from now, professors in Adobe Photoshop and journalism classes will be discussing and analyzing the evidence of Obama’s forgeries.

    The very result that timid conservatives and liberal reporters feared will eventually catch up with them: loss of credibility.

    On the flipside, those who questioned Obama’s bizarre secrecy eventually will be vindicated.

  22. From Orly’s – Civil RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization) complaint filed against Obama for America, Obama and several other parties
    April 13, 2012
    MS Filed First Amended Complaint

    1. Amended complaint was filed in MS
    2. Secretary of state and Democratic party of MS filed an answer today

    What is good about an answer versus motion to dismiss, it that it shows that the complaint has merit and parties go into discovery.

    I might be wrong, but I believe this is the first time that the Secretary of State and Democratic party file actual answers. I will be preparing subpoenas for deposition and production of documents. One wild guess, who is number#1 on my list for subpoenas for deposition and production of documents???

    Mississippi Filed First Amended Complaint

    Breaking news!!! Judge Coleman in MS recuses himself. Second judge recuses himself in my cases!
    April 20, 2012

    [No other information is there yet.]

    • She’s got some good stuff in the filing. Also some odd stuff, like referring to herself as a “political dissident leader of an opposition movement.” The Mississippi state code prohibits using an “instrument” (the fake documents) to defraud “any real person whatever.” Sounds like standing to me! It also prohibits the use of any instrument that consists of parts of “genuine” documents put together to create a false document. So that is considered “forgery” even if the parts are “real”. I read this to include if they’ve taken parts of HIS OWN various instruments and put them together to create a false document based upon data items that might have been true at various times, if the intent is to defraud. Lots of technicalities. It sounds as if the code says that a printed document that contains a signature is considered an “instrument” that cannot be altered if the intent is to defraud, and especially if the false instrument is construed to have been issued by “any competent court, magistrate, or officer … or any authority authorized by any statute … or purporting to be the act of another.” (Would that mean the HDOH?)

      Orly is alleging that one reason it’s forgery is because the mother’s signature on Obama’s LFCOLB was imported as “Stanley Ann D. Soetoro” and then the “. Soetoro” was erased and replaced with “unham Obama”. Makes sense to me!

    • Orly doesn’t show this letter on her site, but George attributes it to her. Coleman might be a judge who values his reputation more than siding with Obama! [my take on it!]

      Second Judge Recuses Self, now in MS Ballot Challenge, too
      GeorgeM at 21 April

      Letter from R. Kenneth Coleman, Judge recusing himself.

    • I am not sure what this means, I haven’t read it all yet. I think there
      are 8 pages. It appeared one guy was answering and having the jurisdiction
      moved since the judge recused himself. I noticed that Obama and Pelosi
      haven’t answered yet.

      April 24, 2012

      Mississippi RICO Case – OrlyTaitz’s case – Roth et al v Obama,
      Dems, SOS, et al. This case was “removed” to Federal District

      • It looks to me as if they removed it from a state court to a federal court because of the RICO complaint, which is U.S. law. Is this good or bad? My guess would be bad. It’s some kind of game, no doubt. Run out the clock.

  23. stay strong Patriots we will take back our Republic. 🙂

  24. The hypocritical DemocRAT party is now attacking Romney for having polygamists in the woodpile, several generations ago. Brett Baier of FOX pointed out that Obama’s FATHER and GRANDFATHER and many others among his Kenyan ancestors had MANY wives:

    One thing, though: Baier misses Jael, BHO Sr’s last wife, and makes it sound as if he divorced all others and returned to Kezia. He also misses that wife in the Philippines, who could not have been SAD.

    • Speaking of hypocrites. Martin Bashir is calling Mitt Romney a liar and citing the Book of Mormon to condemn him. Well, maybe he doesn’t think much of Barry’s lying, since the Koran encourages taqiyya (lying) in order to promote Islam or jihad.

      So as not be be a hypocrite, Bashir ought to examine all of Harry Reid’s actions in light of the Book of Mormon. And Nancy Pelosi’s in light of the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church. And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s, in light of the Old Testament and the Torah. A new standard for all politicians. We shall judge them all by their holy books and their unholy ones, too. Whatever the case may be.


    “A new book raises questions as to whether the FBI hid the existence of a weapon recovered at the scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says points to a FBI cover-up to protect a confidential informant in her recently released book, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-up,

    In response to an inquiry from the Free Beacon, a Justice Department spokeswoman said in an email that she “was told to direct your questions to the FBI, and also to provide you with a link to this story:”

    The link was to a story at the George Soros-funded Media Matters for America supposedly refuting many of Pavlich’s claims. Media Matters is a partisan organization whose founder, David Brock, is also running a pro-Obama super PAC.

    In Operation Fast and Furious, federal agents allowed more than 2,000 weapons to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexican border and into the hand of violent drug cartels, with the intent of tracking them to learn more about the cartels.

    Two weapons connected to Fast and Furious were discovered at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was gunned down in the Southern Arizona desert in 2010 by five criminals armed with AK-47s.

    However, Pavlich asserts there was a third gun. The book details three separate pieces of evidence that point to a third weapon being recovered and then covered up by the FBI and the Justice Department.

    Border Patrol agents, who have since been issued gag orders, were overheard at Terry’s funeral discussing the third gun.

    “The idea that the border patrol agents were issued gag orders and not allowed to talk about this is very telling,” Pavlich said in an interview with the Free Beacon.

    An email sent less than 12 hours after Terry’s death also mentioned the weapon.

    Finally, an audio recording of a discussion between Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company, and ATF agent Hope MacAllister also references a third gun.

    The investigation of Fast and Furious revealed that at least six FBI informants were involved in the operation, as well as an unknown number of DEA informants. Pavlich claims in her book that a confidential source told her the FBI hid the third gun from evidence because it was linked to a confidential informant or the brother of the informant.

    “The reason they’re covering up the third gun is because it could lead to the confidential informant,” Pavlich said. “They’re protecting him at the cost of justice to Brian Terry and his family. I am not an expert on what confidential informants are allowed to get away with, but I guarantee they’re not allowed to kill federal agents.””


    Charles Colson very seriously ill.

  27. prayers for the family

  28. A Legend in His Own Mind
    April 16, 2012 2012
    ©2012 drkate

    Legend. In intelligence and espionage, a false biography or cover story, supplied mostly to illegals and sleepers, enabling them to live undetected within a foreign country. A legend may include a false trail created to cover a false or notional biography.

    Millions know this man-child’s life is a complete lie

    Barrack Obama has something to cry about. A legend in his own mind, a legend by the CIA, his tale is coming apart at the seams. He is no longer able to live in America undetected, with a background so nefarious, so much of a big lie, that no one at first dared to believe it. It is entirely plausible, in fact completely possible, that Barack Obama is a man that never was–pure fiction, created out of whole cloth. No records can be fixed enough in time found on the man, and anyone who has gotten even close is now either dead, in jail, in a psych ward, or a bought off false-patriot.

    • Obama: The Man Who Never Was
      By Servando Gonzalez
      Copyright © 2011

      Obama was recruited by Brzezinski, as one of the major jobs of any Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member is to recruit agents:

      Barack Hussein Obama was perfect for the job. In the first place, he was a pot-smoking nonentity lacking in principles and ethics, not very clever and with an immense ego and ambition. As an added bonus, he exhibited the traits of the psychopathic behavior, a requisite for that type of job. Consequently, the CFR conspirators contacted the CIA, an organization they control, and ordered their secret agents in the Agency to create for their new recruit what in intelligence and espionage is called a “legend.”


      CFR agents at the CIA proceeded to create a man that never was in order to sell it to the self-righteous, naive and gullible American public. To this effect, they falsified Barry Soetoro’s documents, including his birth certificate, social security card, school and university records, and places of residence. Of course, things like high school and college records are very difficult to falsify, because eventually somebody is going to check them against the original documents. Consequently, they froze Obama’s records to keep them out of the hands of researchers.


      Probably one of the reasons that tipped the balance in Obama’s favor was that he was not born in America, and he profoundly hated everything American, particularly its Constitution and culture.

      • I would hope that our CIA could have done a better jop than this. (I write “jop” because that’s how he pronounces it.)

  29. April 20, 2012
    By Penbrook Johannson

    WRONG QUESTION: Regardless of transient political ideologies, confidence in a presidential candidate’s eligibility must be upheld unanimously among all Americans as a preeminent requirement before any legitimate debate over that president’s policies can be possible. Any doubt, perceived or material, which befalls the legal status of a candidate must be remedied by that candidate to a degree which makes it impossible to undermine that candidate’s identity, loyalty, eligibility and citizenship to hold that office, whatsoever. Failure to secure this foundation undermines the rule of law for all Americans and makes all laws implemented under that president illegitimate while simultaneously breeding revolution against anyone who serves in government. Barack Obama’s failure to demonstrate this most basic and elementary quality ranks him with history’s most ridiculous and heretical tricksters.

    NEW YORK, NY – According to Nazi lie master, Joseph Goebbels, the ingredients required for a recipe of tyranny and violence are a political liar, an abettor and a compliant authority unwilling to stop both.

    Goebbels would have greatly admired what the mainstream American media and the Judiciary branch of government has become under the spell of Barack Obama today. Somewhere in the recesses of hell, as Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS all silently echo the disgraceful decisions by judges presiding in eligibility challenges against Obama, the former head of Nazi propaganda has a big smile on his face, celebrating a victory for the crimes he modeled for government and media more than 70 years ago.

  30. from Dr. John Drew, former classmate of Obama at Orly’s
    April 22, 2012

    I’m so proud to stand with Orly Taitz in this upcoming election cycle. She has shown remarkable courage, dedication and sacrifice in the face of Obama’s efforts to turn the U.S. in the direction of a socialist society. She is right to bring attention to the abnormalities in the Obama story. As one of the few people willing to speak out about the young Obama, I can confirm he was a Marxist when I met him in 1980.

  31. Obama Will Reign For The Next 100 Years
    Dr. Manning
    22 April 2012. Snip

    Obama’s influence as outlined above will not go away with the next election, no matter who wins: Obama’s powers are here to stay. This statement is true and verifiable because the whole of Congress, all American courts, Fortune 500 business, media and academia are complicit to his crimes and are invested in protecting the web that he has so wickedly weaved. The level of mistrust for our government and the distance between the Black and White races will take another one hundred years to heal without the God of II Chronicles 7:14. (See the 7:14 Project @ America will not have a new president no matter who wins. America cannot have a new president until America becomes a purged nation of the seeds sown by Obama and his complicit demons.

    • Sadly, this is true. It took 5 decades to get where we were in race relations and Obama has set us back 100 years in 4 short years. We the People have ALL been robbed. How much better for the entire country had the first black president been an honorable man, somebody that children of ALL races could admire, look up to, want to emulate? Somebody, for example, like Allen West, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell? Instead, we got a divider. A fraud. A phony. A communist. A tyrant wannabe who has no respect for our country. It WILL take decades to overcome the hatred and suspicion he’s sown.

  32. Ted Nugent: Obama is a Criminal
    21 April 2012

    Obama has stolen the legacy of Martin Luther King by having his photo taken in the bus where Rosa Parks sat. There is a photo of Obama in the bus. He has set back race relations.

    Obama is a criminal Ted Nugent has courage and says it like it is. Ted is a man of character.

    We are dealing with a fraud and a criminal like the world has never seen. Justice will win out. Nugent correctly identifies the character of Obama.

    April 21, radio commentary

    Only vigilance will protect you. Be prepared.
    Animals are paroling America now.

  34. Tonight – Fox News Special on Voter Fraud [I watched it yesterday and it was an eyeopener as to how it is done and by whom.]

    Eric Shawn, FOX, uncovered shocking evidence of voter schemes and voter fraud. Don’t miss ‘Fox News Reporting: Stealing Your Vote – Sunday 9:00 pm ET.

  35. Now Obama’s birth certificate is ‘irrelevant’
    WND ^ | April 20, 2012 | Joseph Farah

    Let me tell you a little story.

    A year ago this month, Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” blockbuster was the
    top-selling book in the nation – weeks before it was even released!

    On top of that, Donald Trump was telling everyone who would listen that he couldn’t understand why Barack Obama refused to release his birth certificate.

    It was in the midst of all this that I got a call from Corsi one morning. He told me his sources were telling him Obama was so desperate he was going to release a phony birth certificate to quell the controversy.

    Within a week or 10 days, Obama did just that.

    • Exactly. And that’s why suddenly and not surprisingly, we begin to see arguments to the effect that no crime was committed because it’s a campaign ad and nothing more, despite that it was presented to the WH press corpse (zombie media) in a building owned by the public (which means we paid for the lights, heating, facility costs, all overhead, in other words), probably produced on computers and printers owned by the public, probably by public servants paid by We the People (I mean the grunts who did the work copying the documents and making the little packets for the media). While it may hold true that the SFCOLB was a campaign ad because it appeared on campaign websites and partisan blogs, put there by Tommy Vietor, a campaign employee, the LFCOLB has been raised to a new level of fraud.

  36. Anyone have a copy of Dreams of My Father and can tell me what pages his mother is mentioned as Stanley for the name?

    • I wouldn’t pay one RED cent to read the book of lies and put money into his coffer.

      Maybe it is on Amazon.

      • That is why I don’t have a copy and have never read it. I was looking to inquire of a seller on ebay what they are selling is the first edition that refers to O’s mother as Shirley on page such and such. (And for the Regime Patrols reading this …. you run and buy the books on ebay, you are admitting the name was Shirley in the first book.)

        • When they republished the book, they changed the forward and somewhere it was reported that “minor” changes or additions were made. I think the page count between the two versions differs. In the first chapter in the current book, as it is online, page 19 has the storyline about how her grandfather wanted a son so named her Stanley Ann. btw, I once looked and saw a first edition listed for over a hundred grand. So obots will be hard-pressed to buy up all of them, but Soros surely could.

  37. Up late tonight researching, and I came across something I thought was very interesting, The Judiciary Act of 1789. Researching some of the The Judiciary Act of 1789 I came across Marbury v. Madison (1803) the Court’s power to decide whether an act of Congress violates the Constitution. It’s late and I’m tired, but the way I read it ObamaCare is beyond Unconstitutional, and maybe? why the Supreme’s will not take up the issue of BO’s CC?

    The Judiciary Act of 1789
    September 24, 1789.
    1 Stat. 73.
    CHAP. XX. – An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.
    SEC. 13. And be it further enacted, That the Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all controversies of a civil nature, where a state is a party, except between a state and its citizens; and except also between a state and citizens of other states, or aliens, in which latter case it shall have original but not exclusive jurisdiction. And shall have exclusively all such jurisdiction of suits or proceedings against ambassadors, or other public ministers, or their domestics, or domestic servants, as a court of law can have or exercise consistently with the law of nations; and original, but not exclusive jurisdiction of all suits brought by ambassadors, or other public ministers, or in which a consul, or vice consul, shall be a party.

    And the trial of issues in fact in the Supreme Court, in all actions at law against citizens of the United States, shall be by jury. The Supreme Court shall also have appellate jurisdiction from the circuit courts and courts of the several states, in the cases herein after specially provided for; and shall have power to issue writs of prohibition to the district courts, when proceeding as courts of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction, and writs of mandamus, in cases warranted by the principles and usages of law, to any courts appointed, or persons holding office, under the authority of the United States.
    Determining the Facts

    Reading 2: A Black Robe–Symbol of Civic Virtue and Constitutional

    John Marshall’s black robe, worn during his service as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1801-1835), is displayed today at the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia. It is a symbol of Marshall’s tenure on the Supreme Court.

    President John Adams appointed Marshall to be chief justice in 1801 as one of his final actions before leaving office. Adams’ first choice for the job had been John Jay, who previously had served as the first chief justice. Jay, however, declined because in his view, widely shared at the time, the Supreme Court was too weak and unimportant; he said that he would not be head of “a system so defective.” So John Marshall took the job and transformed it into the most powerful and prominent judicial position in the world.

    Marshall brought unity and order to the Court by practically ending seriatim opinions (the writing of opinions by various justices). He influenced the Court’s majority to speak with one voice, through one opinion for the Court on each case before it. Of course, members of the Court occasionally wrote concurring or dissenting opinions, as they do today.

    Often the Court’s voice was John Marshall’s. During his 34 years on the Court, the longest tenure of any chief justice, Marshall wrote 519 of the 1,100 opinions issued during that period, and he dissented only eight times. Chief Justice Marshall’s greatest opinions were masterworks of legal reasoning and graceful writing. They stand today as an authoritative commentary on the core principles of the U.S. Constitution.

    Marshall’s first great decision came in Marbury v. Madison (1803), in which he ruled that Section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 was void because it violated Article 3 of the Constitution. In this opinion, Marshall made a compelling argument for judicial review, the Court’s power to decide whether an act of Congress violates the Constitution. If it does, Marshall wrote, then the legislative act contrary to the Constitution is unconstitutional, or illegal, and cannot be enforced. Marshall wrote, “It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is…. So if a law be in opposition to the Constitution…the Constitution and not such ordinary Act, must govern the case to which they both apply.”

    • Wow! what a find. And easy enough to read that I could read it before first cup of coffee! Looks like we know now where the prezdidnt got the idea the SC is not important — He quit reading his history lesson at John Jay’s refusal to be head!

      • Wow! what a find. Apparently you and I were the only two that thought so! I appreciate you and your comment What A Hoot, because I also thought it was a good find.


      We touched on this issue earlier this year. I didn’t have time to look for the reference yesterday. It’s a good point: The feds don’t even have the constitutional power to sue Arizona, for example, and the Court of Appeals didn’t even have jurisdiction to hear the suits. Obama ignores the Constitution, as we know. Marbury v. Madison was discussed extensively in the linked stories after Obama seemed to threaten the SCOTUS after the Obamacare case was heard there. When I read your comment, I didn’t understand exactly which clause in the quotes you believe show why the SCOTUS won’t address his ineligibility.

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