© Miri WTPOTUS July 4, 2012 

John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 4, 1776: 

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more.

Happy 4th of July to all of our authors, readers, commenters, and friends.  


Remember the Patriots who fought for our freedom.  Remember our troops and all of our brave veterans, without whom there would be no freedom for us to celebrate this day. 


Think of them while you enjoy barbecue, games, fireworks or 


chili cookoffs!  




May God bless the United States of America.

Long may she endure. From this time forward …

forever more.



Photos courtesy of PDPhoto.org, except photo of WWII troops from NARA.

123 responses to “HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!! (Open Thread)

  1. Happy 4th to all! No fireworks because of the drought in our area. Will have later as the weather improves!
    This is a very important 4th.

    God Bless America and shed His grace on thee and His mercy!

    • Happy 4th to everyone! No fireworks here, either. It’s amazing. The quietest 4th ever. I haven’t heard even ONE firecracker or bottle rocket. Nothing. So, just look at the pretty pictures on our post and pretend. 🙂 I’m going to watch the fireworks on TV. Ate my barbecue already and now I’m checking in with everyone. Hope you’re enjoying a day off!

  2. I’d love to go to a chili cook-off.
    I love chili. Best I ever had was in a small diner up in the mountains of Colorado while a blizzard raged outside.
    Anybody got any good recipes?

    • I don’t. I can’t make chili the same from one time to the next. My mother-in-law makes the best but I don’t know her secret. I like it with beans, so guess I’m a Yankee. Huh?

      • dave m, here’s a recipe I came up with for a delicious quick chile years ago. It’s quick, easy, and it taste great!

        ( I always make a fairly large batch of it as the more you re-heat it as left overs the better it is!)

        2 – pound’s ground beef (cook thoroughly – drain off fat)
        add 4-5 16oz can’s of V-8 juice (yes V-8 juice!)
        2 – packets of Lowery’s chile seasoning mix
        1 – 16oz can chile beans in chile sauce
        1 – 16oz can Dennison’s chile con carne with meat and beans
        1 – 7oz can green chiles diced (Optional)

        Mix together in pan, heat and it’s ready to eat. I’ll usually let it simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes to let the flavorings mix. Be sure if you want left overs to keep on hand an extra can of V-8 to add for more juice because of evaporation.

        Be sure to pile on chopped onion and shredded yellow cheese after fixing a bowl, yummm….then enjoy 🙂

        Happy Independence Day everyone!

  3. This sour note from the AP on who Obama really is working for:

    By Associated Press,

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is moving toward decisions that would further cut the number of U.S. nuclear weapons, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, current and former officials say.

    The reductions under consideration are in line with President Barack Obama’s vision of trimming the nation’s nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.

    The White House has yet to announce any plan for reducing the number of nuclear weapons, beyond commitments made in the recently completed New Start treaty with Russia, which obliges both countries to reduce their number of deployed long-range nuclear warheads to no more than 1,550 by 2018. As of March 1, Russia had dropped its total to 1,492 and the U.S. stood at 1,737.

    Obama has been considering a range of options for additional cuts, including a low-end range that would leave between 300 and 400 warheads. Several current and former officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said there appeared to be a consensus building around the more modest reduction to 1,000 to 1,100 deployed strategic warheads.

    Officials have indicated that a decision could be announced this month. But given Republican criticism of any proposed further cuts and the heating up of the presidential election campaign, the White House might put the decisions on hold until after November. The administration has indicated it would prefer to pursue further reductions as part of a negotiation with Russia, but some have suggested that reductions could be done unilaterally.


    So when Russia and China still have about 10,000 warheads and we
    have about 400, they may well fell the time is right to end capitalism
    once and for all. I wonder if Obama will be out of the country on that
    day of infamy? They might not have to actually use their weapons.
    Obama may offer surrender. This is who he is.

    • Happy 4th davem.

    • Unilaterally. His favorite word. The New START only requires us to drop to 1550 warheads, and I presume the other signatories have to do the same. As if. Just like how Iran is supposed to not be developing nuclear weapons. Yes, Barry wants to unilaterally disarm the USA. Completely. After his “last election” he’ll be more “flexible.” Or so he told Vlad. Just another reason why he needs to be evicted from the WH.

  4. Happy Birthday America, My Home My country my Pride and Joy!!!, 🙂

  5. I doubt Russia will keep their word and lower their nuclear arsenal. In this day and age no one should.

  6. Jack Cashill:

    “Obama’s Social Security Number challenged”

    “If Barack Obama has an immediate eligibility problem, it is more likely to derive from the Social Security Number he has been using for the last 25 years than from his birth certificate.

    Ohio private investigator Susan Daniels has seen to that. On Monday, July 2, she filed suit in Geauga County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court demanding that Jon Husted, Ohio secretary of state, remove Obama’s name from the ballot until Obama can prove the validity of his Social Security Number.

    Daniels checked other databases as well to validate her findings, including the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles and the IRS. Yes, Obama used the 042 number to get a driver’s license when at Harvard and as recently as on his 2009 income tax return.”


    • “Private Investigator Sues Ohio Secretary of State Over Obama’s Social Security”

      Published on July 6, 2012 by TeaPartyPowerHour

    • I thought he was going to Paris to raise money among the French Muslims. Change of plans after word got out?

  7. gordo….orly taitz…. will be glad to hear that!!!! thumbs ….. way up!

  8. HOPE YA ALL ENJOYED your …. 4 TH… 2012….
    ‘California Dreamin’ the … RODARTE girls put this together…
    4 me… & U….. so enjoy ….

  9. Tuesday, July 3, 2012

    “BUSTED! Arpaio team finds man who forged Obama BC!”

    “The GLOBE is reporting in their ink and paper magazine that Arpaio’s cold case posse has tracked down the person who forged Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

    Now the posse’s lead investigator Mike Zullo tells Globe in a blockbuster exclusive his team has interviewed the “person of interest” they’re convinced pulled off the forgery.

    Now all attention is focused on the man – and his helper – who investigators are convinced forged the documents.

    Says the source, “This guy is the key to the biggest fraud in American history.”


    • Don’t be surprised if he shows up dead before the big announcement. The news AND the name with pics should have been announced a million different places, almost all at the same time to make it happen. There is enough of an underground tea party network to do it this way. Epic fail trying to wait until all puzzle pieces re found and connected. Yep, turning cynical.

    • I. B. Aphorgerie?

  10. http://spectator.org/archives/2012/07/03/obamacares-hideous-history-rec

    A recap of how we got to this point on Obamacare. And here’s an article by a doctor about what to expect under Obamacare: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/03/this-is-your-life-under-obamacare/print

  11. One can’t fully appreciate this:

    In Congress, July 4, 1776

    … without understanding and appreciating this:

    SATURDAY, March 16, 1776.

    IN times of impending calamity and distress; when the Liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive Administration, it becomes the indispensible duty of these hitherto free and happy Colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publickly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offences against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of Freedom, Virtue and Posterity.

    The Congress therefore, considering the warlike preparations of the British Ministry to subvert our invaluable rights and privileges, and to reduce us by fire and sword, by the savages of the wilderness and our own domestics, to the most abject and ignominious bondage: Desirous, at the same time, to have people of all ranks and degrees, duly impressed with a solemn sense of God’s superintending providence, and of their duty devoutly to rely in all their lawful enterprizes of his aid and direction–do earnestly recommend, that FRIDAY, the seventeenth day of May next, be observed by the said Colonies as a day of HUMILIATION, FASTING, and PRAYER; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere, repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies; and by inclining their hearts to justice and benevolence, prevent the further effusion of kindred blood. But if continuing deaf to the voice of reason and humanity, and inflexibly bent on desolation and war, they constrain us to repel their hostile invasions by open resistance, that it may please the Lord of Hosts, the God of Armies, to animate our Officers and Soldiers with invincible fortitude to guard and protect them in the day of battle, and to crown the Continental arms by sea and land with victory and success: Earnestly beseeching him to bless our civil Rulers and the Representatives of the People in their several Assemblies and Conventions; to preserve and strengthen their Union, to inspire them with an ardent disinterested love of their Country; to give wisdom and stability to their Councils; and direct them to the most efficacious measures for establishing the Rights of America on the most honorable and permanent basis–that he would be graciously pleased to bless all his People in these Colonies with Health and Plenty, and grant that a spirit of incorruptible Patriotism and of pure undefiled Religion may universally prevail; and this Continent be speedily restored to the blessings of Peace and Liberty, and enabled to transmit them inviolate to the latest Posterity. And it is recommended to Christians of all denominations to assemble for Public Worship, and abstain from servile Labour on the said Day.

    By Order of Congress,
    JOHN HANCOCK, President

    Attest………..CHARLES THOMPSON, Secretary.

    Colony of the

    In COUNCIL, April 3, 1776.

    READ and accepted, and Ordered, That a suitable Number be printed, in order that each of the religious Assemblies, in this Colony, may be furnished with a Copy of the same.

    Sent down for Concurrence………..PEREZ MORTON, Dep. Sec’ry.

    In the House of REPRESENTATIVES, April 4, 1776.

    Read and concurr’d………..SAMUEL FREEMAN, Speaker, pro Tem.

    Consented to,



    Library of Congress Document Image.

    Our nation’s Founders obeyed the Biblical advice found in Second Chronicles:

    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

    2 Chronicles 7:14

    Less than two months before they signed the Declaration of Independence, they unified on May 17, 1776 and observed

    a day of HUMILIATION, FASTING, and PRAYER; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere, repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies; and by inclining their hearts to justice and benevolence, prevent the further effusion of kindred blood. But if continuing deaf to the voice of reason and humanity, and inflexibly bent on desolation and war, they constrain us to repel their hostile invasions by open resistance, that it may please the Lord of Hosts, the God of Armies, to animate our Officers and Soldiers with invincible fortitude to guard and protect them in the day of battle, and to crown the Continental arms by sea and land with victory and success: Earnestly beseeching him to bless our civil Rulers and the Representatives of the People in their several Assemblies and Conventions; to preserve and strengthen their Union, to inspire them with an ardent disinterested love of their Country; to give wisdom and stability to their Councils; and direct them to the most efficacious measures for establishing the Rights of America on the most honorable and permanent basis…

    Their prayers were answered.

    Try telling this nation’s Founders that they could not invoke the name of Jesus Christ in government activities and documents!

    You won’t find a call for Christianity to be separated from our government in any of our founding documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution), but you will find it in Article 124 of the
    1936 Constitution of the U.S.S.R. (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics):

    the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state

  12. What the Declaration says the purpose of government… the reason why governments are instituted among men… is to protect (secure) our God-given (Creator-endowed) unalienable rights:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed…

    Read the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence, particularly the list of grievances that follows this:

    The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

    And then read Declaration 2.0, written two years ago:

    And then see today’s cartoon:

  13. Please go back and read President Ronald Reagan’s speech delivered to the 41st Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals… the speach that the press called
    Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Speech

  14. BREAKING! Detective Probes Obama SSN Mystery – Files Suit in Ohio!(Video)



  15. Comments by gregnh:


    “Not good news from Hawaii. I had planned one full day of research and decided to pick a state library to start in and was told that “We no longer hold the microfilm copies here.” I was met with obvious disdain that was un-nerving to say the least, at at the time I was only asking for March of 1982, not 1961! I went to another library as was met with the same information and treatment.
    I think they are treating obvious mainland creatures who are researching all the same.
    I then went to the Police station to get the “Police report” and was met with even greater resistance. I was told outright, “If you can’t show a direct relationship to this person you will not get any information from the report.”
    Yet when I mentioned that all other 49 states would allow me to view not only the report but mug shots as well. He repeated himself. Then I stated “How come I read about an arrest in the news paper about an NFL player being arrested with details from the report?” “The newspapers is different.”

    So I am back on vacation.”


    “They definitely saw me coming. When I handed the information about the police report to the desk clerk under the glass she went and the this guy in plain clothes came out to talk to me……”

  16. This is nearly a month old, but more true by the day…
    a post by our longtime friend, Texas Darlin:

    Mutiny of the Clinton Democrats?

  17. BREAKING NEWS! full page of WOW’s…

    • Excellent that Jack Cashill is talking about LTC Lakin. MOST in the US have NO CLUE about Lakin’s horrific story and his persecution by Barry, for NAUGHT if you truly believe that the LFCOLB is accurate.

      Wow. Cashill collaborated on LTC Lakin’s book. I hope it’s a best seller so he gets back at least some of the benefits we OWE him. We do owe it to him to buy his book. It’s the least we can do after his brave sacrifice. Nothing would be better than to see his book at the top of the NY Times best seller list. Then they would HAVE TO pay attention to it. What a complete hypocrite Obama is. It is truly amazing. The psychiatrist ought to be evaluating the CiC, not Lakin.

  18. Susan Daniels…. Challenge in OHIO…
    open DOCKET in red…# 4

  19. “Racial violence explodes in more states”

    “While most Americans were commemorating the nation’s birthday, racial violence, lawlessness and animosity marred Independence Day celebrations in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, California and Illinois.

    Chris Rock started the day off with a bang: “Happy white peoples Independence Day,” he tweeted. “The slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

    In Chicago, Ill., some were enjoying the celebration until they were set upon by a mob of dozens of black people intent on violence. One man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in good condition. Eleven black people were arrested and charged with assault.

    As is often the case, the mainstream media did not report the mob was black. Witnesses and others took to the Internet to set the record straight.”


  20. FRESH …. RED HOT SCRUTINY…. BO the Story…. again…
    People are TALKING….NOW!!! I’m soooo past ready…. crowbar time!!!
    Ummm Ummm Ummm obama…. do we see the forest YET?

    “The Beast of the Southern Wild” with “Hushpuppy” …is one joy I’m
    treating myself to …. this movie will move all hearts & souls to a
    better place…. & I can’t wait! …

  21. Mr. Doug Pitt….. Your WIFE JANE….. IS Lovely and SPOT ON!!!!!

    • Jane is the MOTHER of Doug and Brad Pitt. She is lovely and she’s smart, too. Somehow, because she tells the TRUTH about Obama, the media now thinks Brad was incorrect to describe his mother as “very, very loving — very open, genuine” and “without an ounce of malice in her.” Even Angelina has criticized Obama and praised Bush. Brad, it seems, is a victim of that syndrome that we noticed earlier this week, in talking about actors. The density factor, if you get my drift.

  22. Good for Jane Pitt. Lots of things coming out. We need God to give us “favor with men” in allowing things to be exposed asap.

  23. look at this pic -the woman second from left – so funny. even the ears!!

    it’s a group of women from the island country of cape verde off of west africa, but I think it may really be from BO’s Down Low days in Chicago!

  24. I thought we had, at some point in the past, a post about Hawaiian Royalty (for example, King David Kalakaua). But, I’m having a hard time finding any such post when I search. Am I imagining things, or could one of you help me find the link to the post?

    • Yes Redpill, things are hard to find. Search not so hot…

      Castle and Cook, Hawaii Big 5, Black-Temple, Robinson family, Royals, nearby islands, etc…all are here.

    • https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/obama-and-the-harvard-law-review-board-1990/comment-page-2/#comment-77183

      Ray links to a document on that thread. You may have to search for Ray’s comments if it doesn’t go to the correct one.

          • This first one was written by yourself:


            “I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time – I think I’ve forgotten this before.”

            • 🙂 I hoped since you wrote it, that’s the one you were looking for. Have you found it yet?

              • What you ladies gave me was a helpful refresher. I haven’t found exacly what I was looking for, which would be material related to something I read elsewhere this morning:

                Today is the anniversary of a very significant but sad day in Hawaiian History. On this day in 1887, King David Kalakaua was forced to sign, under threat of force, a Constitution document that later became known as the “Bayonet Constitution” removing much of his power to govern his kingdom, forming a Constitutional Monarchy much like what exists in the United Kingdom. Unlike the similar Magna Carta in British history, this coup eventually was used to remove the Hawaiian monarchy completely and hasten the establishment of the Hawaiian Islands under U.S. control. This was not a direct action of the U.S. Government, but instead a power grab by a group of mostly American bankers and lawyers who profited handsomely from the move. The family of one of the more well-known of this group, Sanford B. Dole, still controls considerable land and agricultural interests in Hawaii.

                One of the more shameful aspects of this power grab was that it was made possible through Christian missionary activity that over time gained the complete trust of the Hawaiian monarchy, under the pretext of friendship, only to utterly betray it. The corruption of some of these missionaries was later criticized by writer Robert Louis Stevenson in 1890. This was publicized, somewhat, in Stevenson’s support of Father Damien of Molokai against the attacks of the Rev. Dr. Hyde of Honolulu. The photo at right is Stevenson with the deposed King Kalakaua.

                I thought we had written enough about the Hawaiian history and royals that we should have material on King Kalakaua, but I didn’t find much here. I’m confused about what exactly it is that I think I remember 😉

                • If anybody will remember, it will be Leza or alfy. The sugar companies we have talked about. Miss Tickly, iirc, looked into this subject. Sovereign lands and all that. Might have been back at TDs.

                  • Ah, Miri, I think you’re exactly right! I think it was at Miss Tickly’s blog that I read that material… but I don’t find anything when I search for “Kalakaua” on her current blog: http://obamasgarden.wordpress.com/

                    I did a google search and found a long post (haven’t read it all) that at least mentions both Miss Tickly and King Kalakaua



                    The following link is a cache of a former Misstickly.wordpress.com page that had links to another page entitled “The Hawaiian Royals-Open Thread”

                    Click to access monckton.pdf

                    • I remember reading that one about the Hawaiians. Some of the faces are quite fascinating in their similarity. (That second link is a fogblower-connected blog.)

                    • “A birth abstract is a computer summary of the information related to the birth. Parental information may be unavailable on an abstract.

                      Most abstracts are unacceptable for passports and other official purposes.”

                      That LFCOLB on the WH blog is an ABSTRACT. Unacceptable for official purposes. It goes without saying that the letters of verification are also unacceptable for official purposes.

                  • http://www.bing.com/search?q=%22Miss+Tickly%22+%22King+Kalakaua%22



                    Hawaii Is Loose
                    The Hawaiian “birth certificate” program.
                    The Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands does NOT accept the “Certification of Live Birth” as documentation. This is the same document that Obama is showing the world as proof of his Hawaiian birth and American “natural born citizen” status.
                    If you submit the “Certification of Live Birth” to the DHHL, they will make phone calls and written inquiries (to have a paper trail) to the office of Vital Statistics, to confirm information that WOULD BE on the “Birth Certificate,” that is NOT present on the “Certification of Live Birth.”
                    The DHHL, being a Hawaii state agency, KNOWS the loopholes built into the Hawaiian “birth certificate” system. Many of the laws Hawaii has hearken back to BEFORE the Hawaiian Organic Act, BEFORE Hawaii was a territory, BEFORE King Kalakaua ruled...
                    IN FACT, the court that Ann Dunham filed for her FIRST divorce through in 1964 was done through a Hawaiian court, the “Circuit Court of the First Judicial Circuit” that I’ve traced back to the 1860s. That court is defunct today. The judge is in his 90s and retired from the Hawaiian court system. There are many antiquated procedures and laws still on the books that are mired in the annuls of Hawaiian history.
                    As an island nation, Hawaii has had procedures in place to allow for “stragglers” who were born on other islands, or in other countries (Guam is similar, BTW). Such is the “loophole” Sun Yat-sen exploited, Chinese revolutionary and political leader often referred to as the “Father of Modern China.” He was able to file a “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth” application and immigrate to the US in 1904 using the form. Yat-sen was born in Guangdong province, China, in 1866. His “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth” was issued based on Sun’s typewritten testimony rather than on any documentation from witnesses. The “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth” for WAS STILL ISSUED UP UNTIL 1972; BHO was born in 1961.
                    SO, let’s see, how could a person like Ann Dunham (and later BHO when he was an adult) exploit Hawaiian “birth certificate” law?

                    • file for a “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth”, using affidavits from herself and her mother saying he was born in Hawaii …
                    • convert the “Certificate of Hawaiian Birth” to a “Certificate of Late Birth” as state law allows…
                    • convert the “Certificate of Late Birth” to a “Certificate of Live Birth,” with comments in Block 23, “Evidence for Delayed Filing or Alteration”…
                    • and then BHO uses the “Certification of Live Birth,” which was created and first used in Nov 2001, to hide any prior alterations or modifications!

                    Did it happen THAT way? It’s anyone’s guess. BUT because the Hawaiian “birth certificate” program is SO freakin’ loose, it’s quite possible, with other variations possible as well.
                    ADD TO THAT that Obama’s “Certification of Live Birth” states in the bottom lefthand corner: “Date FILED by Registrar” vs. “Date ACCEPTED by State Registrar,” there’s plenty of reason to be suspicious.

                    • That certificate of Hawaiian birth was still issued until 1972. He returned permanently to Hawaii to live with the Dunhams in 1971. BHO Sr. and SAD were both present that Christmas in Hawaii. WHY? I have always thought that it had something to do with him reasserting his paternity but maybe it had something to do with the two of them filing affidavits stating he was born in Hawaii. (Or was that Huwai?) 🙂

          • there was an immigration law regarding legitimation i think that was going to go into effect on Jan 1, 1972. i can’t remember what it was at the moment, but there are also some nuances of immigration law that makes me think that he was born abroad and there was a legitimation issue. there were all sorts ofdifferent rules for passing derivative citizenship to your child born abroad. it was different for married v unmarried and for mothers v fathers. generally, easier for a mother to pass it and for a married citizen to pass it, but there were still physical presence requirements. the law that applies is the one at time of birth, however, some later ones are retroactive, such as the legitimation one if the child was legitimized before age 21. if anybody has time its 8 USC sec. 1401, 1409 you have to look at but you’ve got to look at the 1961 version and then look at the changes made in 71-72. i don’t have time until next week probably.

  25. Joseph Farah of WND says that his home has been visited by a drone! http://www.infowars.com/spy-drone-buzzes-journalists-secluded-home/

    “World Net Daily editor and prominent Obama administration critic Joseph Farah revealed how his secluded property was buzzed by a spy drone – part of what Farah fears is a “war” being waged by the administration against its political adversaries. (video at the link) “I’m taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head is a drone,” said Farah, adding that the drone was low in the sky and sounded like a lawnmower.

    “I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there’s just nothing else around except woods and deer,” said Farah.

    Farah joked that the drone was probably stalking him because he was a terrorist, given the fact that a recent report funded by the Department of Homeland Security put out by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism listed Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.”

  26. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/07/05/jesse-jacksons-ailments-more-serious-than-initially-believed/

    I’ll bet Citizen Wells has a theory about this!

    “Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is undergoing inpatient treatment for “physical and emotional ailments” that are more serious than previously thought, his office said in a news release Thursday.

    The congressman’s office had said on June 25 that the 47-year-old son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson had begun a leave of absence on June 10, citing exhaustion and providing no timeline for his return.

    “Congressman Jackson’s medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed,” the office said in Thursday’s release. “Recently, we have been made aware that he has grappled with certain physical and emotional ailments privately for a long period of time.” … The House ethics committee has been investigating Rep. Jackson’s alleged involvement with the scheme by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to sell President Barack Obama‘s former U.S. Senate seat. Mr. Jackson hasn’t been charged and has denied any wrongdoing.

    Rep. Jackson’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”

    Something brings to mind movies where an inconvenient person is committed and then can’t get out again. 🙂

  27. Oh my, we had something similiar here. One night a “lawnmower” (perfect description) was so close over the house it blew air into the windows. It took, what seemed like a long time to pass over the house, almost like it was sitting must above the trees, which is where the breeze came from. We got up but never saw anything. It did not sound like an airplane and lingered too long to be one. Husband said must have been a helicopter or two, military, doing manuvers (yeah, honey, when does that happen around here???) We live close to an airport, not major though, and just brushed it off. Never heard anything quite like it. At the time, I voiced how strange it was but my family really sometimes reaches a limit with me and my tinnie collection. Oh well. doodoodoodo

    • uh. this was supposed to go under the Farrah drone piece????? Relocate????

      • It’s okay. I don’t know what’s up with WordPress today. I can’t add links and I sometimes can’t reply at all. I hit the button but nothing happens.

        • I had that happen to me earlier today, and I had to close all of my browser windows (to let all instances of the browser go away) and then when I opened a fresh browser and returned to WordPress, everything was back to normal.

          • It started working for me again, but I don’t know why or if it was anything I did. Early on, I closed everything and cleared cookies and history, but that didn’t work. Gremlins. Trolls? 🙂

    • I should clarify “one night” — was actually early in the morning and early daylight. Said night cuz still in bed….

  28. Jerome Corsi:

    “Obama’s ‘missing year’ at Columbia found?”

    “Henry Franklin Graff, professor emeritus of history at Columbia for 46 years, has cast doubt on claims Obama attended classes at the New York City university.

    “I have no recollection of Barack Obama at Columbia, and I am sure he never attended any of my classes,” Graff told WND in a telephone interview.

    “For 46 years, I taught political history, diplomatic history and one of the pioneering courses on presidential history, and every future politician of note who went through Columbia in those years took one or more of my classes – every one, that is, except Barack Obama.”

    Graff further told WND no professor he knew could remember having Obama as a student at Columbia.

    “Nobody I knew at Columbia ever remembers Obama being there,” Graff insisted.”

    From September 5, 2008:

    Matt Welch:

    “Wayne Allyn Root’s Million-Dollar Challenge”

    “Matt Welch: So tell us what we should know about Barack Obama that we don’t?

    Wayne Allyn Root: I think the most dangerous thing you should know about Barack Obama is that I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knows him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. Ever!”

    “Welch: Were you the exact same class?

    Root: Class of ’83 political science, pre-law Columbia University. You don’t get more exact than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, 20th reunion, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! Who was he, and five years ago, nobody even knew who he was.

    Other guy: Did he even show up to the reunion?

    Root: I don’t know! I didn’t know him. I don’t think anybody knew him. But I know that the guy who writes the class notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York, the macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him. Is that not strange? It’s very strange.”


    • OMG! Another unique, amazing coinkidink involving ONLY Barry Soetoro Obama’s records! First his kindergarten records from Hawaii go missing. Then his Muslim school records in Indonesia get eaten by bugs! Then, amazingly, the exact week that Barry was born is MISSING from the microfilm at the National Archives–the records that would show if he was brought into the country from elsewhere by his mother. Port of entry records–missing just for HIS week of birth. Now we’re to believe that it was an “error” in the national clearing house records just for Barry Obama’s first year at Columbia. His missing year–the SAME YEAR he went to Pakistan, a trip that he forgot to mention in his two memoirs and for most of his time in the public eye. Oh, wait! One page is missing from his mother’s divorce records. And nobody’s seen his birth certificate. Not the ORIGINAL, real, INITIAL (aka the FIRST) one.

      “Greenwood [of the clearing house] said she “tried to untangle this” discrepancy one year ago after two “DegreeVerify certificates” from the Herndon, Va.-based clearinghouse –obtained through a fee-based request – indicated Obama attended Columbia College at Columbia University only in the 1982-1983 academic year, from Sept. 1, 1982 until May 31, 1983, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree May 17, 1983.

      “All I know is [the record] was right originally, and somewhere along the line it went off the rails, and then it was right again,” she said.

      “We basically had two records running simultaneously, and it just depended on how you input the name and the other information as to which records you got,” she explained to WND in an interview Friday.”

      Two records running simultaneously. This is what butterdezillion says happened with the index that showed Barry and not Virginia Sunahara, when most certainly Virginia should have been in the index, since she WAS born, only to sadly die. Let’s guess that one record was for Barry Soetoro? Or maybe it was Soebarkah!

      • “She said she contacted the Columbia registrar’s office last year to clear up the discrepancy.

        “We have confirmed with Columbia that the two years was the correct record,” she said.

        However, Columbia’s top media spokesman – who says the issue of Obama’s attendance at the university is his “beat,” as all questions on the matter are routed to him – told WND a day before the interview with Greenwood that he couldn’t explain why the database reports indicated Obama attended Columbia only one year. Robert Hornsby said he was unaware of any contact between Columbia and the National Student Clearinghouse regarding the discrepancy.”

        As usual, with Barry, nothing is simple. There is no one story that all agree upon. There is always “discrepancy”. Did she talk to Columbia or not? Did he go there two years, or not? Who did she talk to, if not the guy in charge of these things? Did somebody call in a marker and have someone higher up contact her and give her a line of bull?

        • IF Barry did attend two years, it was under two different names. Thus Barak attended, in name one year, but his body under different name (Bari, or Barry Soetoro/Sorturo Malik Shabazz or whatever) the first year. Is the second year the first documention as Barak Obama?

          • That could well be why. The woman from the clearing house said different info came out, depending upon how the search was entered. What else could differ but his name?

  29. Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.

    No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

    Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free– if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

    They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

    It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

  30. Via The Blaze,

    Obama over the weekend, made this statement:

    “Maybe you took a vacation every once in a while. It wasn’t some fancy vacation at some fancy resort,” Obama said. The president recounted that the “best vacation I had when I was a kid” was traveling on trains and Greyhounds across the country, saying at “HoJos” [Howard Johnson hotels]. “I was eleven, so if there was any kind of swimming pool… it was…

    Wikipedia says Howard Johnson hotels weren’t doing so well in the 70’s, so Johnson tried a new concept and started campgrounds called HoJo’s.

    Obama traveling the country on trains and buses? At eleven years of age? Another lie!!

    • Is the guy speaking the truth? Sort of a lead-in to he, himself dismanteling the image he created or the beginning of blending his real life with the life of Barak Obama, which he assumed after childhood? Or preparing us to dump his real id, the one he has given in exchange for another fellow who was American and went across the the US at eleven? The guy is one hell of a con artist. Back to Barry telling us the truth. He is up to something with this specific story. Way too much is documented that he never went beyond California in Mainland US until late teens or later. He traveled everywhere but the Mainland (well, we don’t know if was in Washington Staate as infant with Stanley.) Is this prep to blame the press for making a fictional story Dreams his real life story? Or is he coming out of closet, and thinks there will be no ramifications now that Regime in place, that he is just some hustling street punk who converted to Islam while doing prison time? Or is he going to assume a new childhood identity, claiming it was his all along and confess to not being Barak Obama but he really is? These questions really make no sense but then, Barry does not make sense. Actually, it all makes sense to him, I believe, and he is up to something with this little tidbit dropped out there. Just don’t know what it is.

    • Elle, I worked on HJ about 4 yrs ago. Connects to gas, Stuckeys and of course the names HOWARD and JOHNSON….
      This is game playing-hints again…

      **NOTE** The BRENNAN name Elle…

      Howard Johnson had his two children also begin working in the business. His son Howard Brennan Johnson and daughter Dorothy Johnson beamed down together from highway billboards proclaiming that “We love our daddy’s ice cream” at the time when they were six and eight years old respectively.
      Is it coincidence Miri that I am working now on the name Johnson and two of them ?


    • Can you believe that the lamestream is hyping Romney’s vacation that he took over the 4th and that he’s going to the Olympics before meeting with the Israelis? They want to make him look like he vacations as much as Obama. Even if he did, which he doesn’t, at least he and Mrs. Romney PAY THEIR OWN WAY, WITH MONEY THEY EARNED THEMSELVES.

      When Obama was 11, huh? So right after he allegedly returned to Hawaii to live with the Dunhams? 1962 1972 or would it be ’63 ’73, if before August? That’s part of the meme. Remember the photoshopped images of him in front of what looks like the Grand Canyon? He’s bringing out stories from his Dreams dreams. That he went on a lovely family vacation with SAD and Maya to the mainland. Disneyland, too. But wait! I thought they were poor. I’m telling you, we were never “poor” but no way could we afford a cross-country trip that included Disneyland. Staying at hotels? Fuhgettaboutit. Even campgrounds like HoJo’s cost money, unlike roughing it in a free state park or in a national forest.

      He’s just “making things up” again to make himself look like he had the all-American, average upbringing.

      • Miri, I am going to transfer all these connections to the research comments you set up.Then I need you to look at it well…..
        VERY well…I like that research comments idea !

      • ROMNEY’S vacation ? NERVE no ?

      • i thought Maya stayed in Indo with Daddy or Mommy????? But she was around for family vacations?

        • There’s a photo that Bridgette found that shows Barry and little Maya with Ann and the implication, at least, was that they were on vacation in the USA.

          Came from a video.

          • See how Maya is wearing Mickey Mouse ears? It went with this photo:

            Bridgette thought that was a waterfall in the background, but it looks like the wall of a canyon, lit by sunlight. Where? Who can say? iirc, they implied these photos were taken on that mainland vacation. He looks about 11. And Maya is a toddler, so the timing is correct. But he also looks photoshopped. This was a video, but still photos shown in the video.

    • Is there a link?

  31. His studies included a junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern studies courses at the American University in Cairo.[2][4] He also received a Master of Arts in government with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.[4] He speaks Arabic fluently.[9]—-John O. Brennan

    Game playing? Hinting at what I wonder?

    • Game playing? Hinting at what I wonder?

      I think he wants to tell bad Elle.
      I also think of an old friend here in the past and info on a Mrs John. I have done so much work on the John-June-Jane-Janz and Armour connections sooo

    • Elle, forigive me, but i am missing something….Whose studies included
      “a junior year abroad learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern studies courses at the American University in Cairo.[2][4] He also received a Master of Arts in government with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.[4] He speaks Arabic fluently.[9]—-John O. Brennan” Obama or Howard Johnson?

    • and he calls Jerusalem Al Quds

  32. WAH- I’m sorry, I did not make that clear. John O. Brennan. An appointee of Barry’s. The Brennan name ties in with Howard Johnson hotels.

  33. Seems it may….
    Funny that name JOHNSON…
    Duke Energy And Progress | We the People of the United States
    The company’s current slogan is, “People, performance, excellence.”




    Robert Edward “Bob” Diamond Jr. (born July 27, 1951)[4] is an American banker and former group chief executive of the British bank, Barclays Plc.[13]

    He was chief executive of Corporate & Investment Banking and Wealth Management, comprising Barclays Capital, Barclays Corporate and Barclays Bank. Diamond was executive director of the boards of Barclays Plc and Barclays Bank Plc and had been a member of the second largest British-based banking group’s Executive Committee from September 1997 until July 2012. He joined the firm in the summer of 1996.[14]

    Bob Diamond was voted the 37th in the New Statesman’s annual survey of the world’s 50 most influential figures Who Matter 2010.[15]

    From October 1, 2010, Diamond became Deputy Group Chief Executive.[16] He succeeded John Varley as Group Chief Executive on January 1, 2011.[17]

    Diamond resigned as chief executive of Barclays on July 3, 2012, following controversy over alleged fixing of Libor interest rates by traders employed by the bank.

    Bob Diamond was born in Concord, Massachusetts, on July 27, 1951.[4] One of nine children,[5] Diamond grew up in an American family of Irish-Catholic values.[20] His parents, Anne and Robert Edward Diamond, Sr., were both teachers[21] and second-generation Scottish and Irish immigrants.[citation needed]

    He finished his schooling from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1969 and in 1973, graduated in B.A., Economics with honours from Colby College, Maine. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Colby.[22] He was awarded an MBA from the University of Connecticut Business School, graduating first in his class.[13]

    [edit] Career[edit] Early years and Morgan Stanley : 1976 to 1992He began his career as a lecturer at the School of Business, University of Connecticut from 1976-1977.[14]

    Diamond joined Morgan Stanley in 1977 and held several positions. He rose to the post of managing director and head of fixed income trading division.

    [edit] CS First Boston : 1992 to 1996Diamond joined CS First Boston in 1992. Based in Tokyo, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CS First Boston Pacific, responsible for Investment Banking, Equity, Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange for the Pacific region. Diamond was formerly Vice Chairman and Head of Global Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange. Based in New York, he was a member of the Executive Board and Operating Committee.

    [edit] Barclays PLC : 1996 to 2012Diamond joined Barclays on July 4, 1996 and resided on the companies Executive Committee from 1997.[23]

    Diamond led the effort to purchase key assets of Lehman Brothers after its bankruptcy in September 2008, instantly giving Barclays a key foothold in investment banking.[24]

    On January 1, 2011, Diamond succeeded John Varley after Varley stepped down as group chief executive in 2011.[25]

    Just 24 hours after the chairman, Marcus Agius, announced his resignation,[26] Diamond resigned with immediate effect on July 3, 2012, following the LIBOR scandal.[11]

    [edit] ControversiesFor details of the main controversies related to Barclays bank and its conduct during Diamond’s tenure, including accusations of money laundering, tax avoidance and Libor manipulation, please see the main Barclays PLC article.
    During his tenure at Barclays, Diamond received criticism for his level of pay, his perceived lack of humility or modesty, and for being the bank’s chief executive or otherwise seen as responsible, at the time a number of malpractices were identified within the bank. Ultimately it was the finding of money market rate manipulation in 2012 that was the direct trigger for his departure.

    In 2010 Diamond was described as “the unacceptable face” of banking by the then business secretary Lord Mandelson citing Diamond’s high level of pay (quoted as £63m) and lack of humility.[27][28] In early 2011, Barclays announced that Diamond would receive an annual bonus of £6.5 million in 2011, the largest of any CEO of a British bank.[29]

    In June 2012 Barclays was fined £59.5 million by the FSA (£290 million in total) for “serious, widespread breaches of City rules relating to the Libor and Euribor rates”.[30][31] The bank had been found to have lied, sometimes to make a profit, and other times to make the bank look more secure during the financial crisis.[32] The UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), which levied a fine of £59.5 million (US$92.7 million), gave Barclays the biggest fine it had ever imposed in its history.[33] The FSA’s director of enforcement described such behaviour as “completely unacceptable”, adding “Libor is an incredibly important benchmark reference rate, and it is relied on for many, many hundreds of thousands of contracts all over the world.”[32] Liberal Democrat politician Lord Oakeshott criticised Diamond, saying: “If he had any shame he would go. If the Barclays board has any backbone, they’ll sack him.”[32] The U.S. Department of Justice had also been involved in the investigation.[32] Diamond announced on June 29 2012 that he would not resign over the bank’s role in the fraud.[34] Diamond voluntarily gave up his bonus for 2012 after this was reported but stated he would not step down. However, following widespread anger at his refusal to step down and amidst concerns that his presence could be harmful to the Barclays brand, he resigned on July 3, 2012, from the post of chief executive officer.[35]

    [edit] Personal lifeDiamond married his wife, Jennifer, an engineer from Michigan, in 1983.[36] They have three children. He is an avid sports fan, supporting the Red Sox in Baseball, Chelsea F.C. in soccer, the New England Patriots in American football, and the Boston Celtics in Basketball. Diamond is a Republican[37] and an adviser to Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson.


    DUKES here;

    John-Janz-Jones etc..(Armour)
    Go Ask Alice | Wtpotus Research Blog Renee | April 17, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    That Percy name again ? Like Percy Sutton again ?

    Renee | April 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    John Percy de Jongh, Jr. (born November 13, 1957) is the current Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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