Columbus Day Open Thread

Happy Columbus Day!

Here’s a little history about Columbus Day:

A U.S. national holiday since 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. The Italian-born explorer … intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the fabled gold and spice islands of Asia; instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century. …

The first Columbus Day celebration took place in 1792, when New York‘s Columbian Order–better known as Tammany Hall–held an event to commemorate the historic landing’s 300th anniversary.  …

In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities, writing, “On that day let the people, so far as possible, cease from toil and devote themselves to such exercises as may best express honor to the discoverer and their appreciation of the great achievements of the four completed centuries of American life.”

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday …

Here’s hoping that you have a day off work to relax and enjoy the autumn weather.

Open Thread!

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197 responses to “Columbus Day Open Thread

  1. http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/mlks-niece-vs-obama/
    Mrs. MO …she “almost”….. makes ya….FORGET!!!!!

  2. http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2012/10/09/pbs-obama-claimed-he-was-kenyan-royalty-recalls-classmate

    A classmate of Barry’s at Punahou speaks out. He claimed to be Kenyan or Indonesian royalty (so did a friend of Barry’s mother). This is the Frontline story on PBS about Romney and Obama:

    “So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly — “chubby” is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama. And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia. And I absolutely believed him.

    I understand that he told his fifth-grade class that he was Kenyan royalty, but I never heard that story until years later. My sister and I remember very clearly that he was an Indonesian prince and that he would be going back there. So there was some reference to where he had come from, and the understanding was his family was there.”

    She’s implying that Barry was on scholarship and that he must have “worked” at the tennis courts at Punahou, because all scholarship students had to work. But apparently she herself worked there, as did others who weren’t on scholarship. It appears the story is implying that Barry wasn’t rich. HE WAS.

    There’s a lot more at this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/choice-2012/the-frontline-interview-kristen-caldwell/

    • She makes out as if his story of being Indonesian royalty was a lie and bravado. But SAD’s friend in Indonesia SAID that LOLO raised Maya and Barry in a “royal environment” because his own family was ROYAL.

      • She implies that he didn’t have much and, like her, wasn’t able to travel; but we know from news articles that he traveled A LOT. Back and forth to Indonesia. To the mainland. To Australia when he was 8. He lived in an apartment, but it was a new building, near the campus, so he didn’t NEED a car, and they lived in the penthouse–top floor, two story apartment. She was never in it so she can’t speak to what it was like, but they’re implying he was poor and didn’t have a house like others.

        He never talked about his grandparents and she didn’t even know he lived with them. She talks a lot about what she’s learned SINCE then, from news stories, etc. The usual “story”. Now they’re making out like he was a good tennis player, too. Where’s this coming from?

        She tells an UNBELIEVABLE story about the tennis “pro” (unnamed of course) implying that if Barry touched something with his black hands, he’d get it dirty. This story just happens to be in Dreams and hey! She remembers it and so does her mother. (Was mom there, too?)

        If you read the entire thing, it’s apparent she’s another one of the usual suspects who exist to repeat the “narrative”. So many of the points are touched–she talks about him signing his name with an afro over the O, talks about his older friend Keith (the pusher, but she doesn’t mention that), how he wrote for the “literary magazine”, how he sang. She even mentions how his name doesn’t have an asterisk next to it indicating “honors” or a
        “President’s award” in the graduation list. So he wasn’t any outstanding student.

        She suggests maybe it’s because he smoked dope, but he was never caught. Remember we found that graduation program? I remember seeing it somewhere. So it’s out there and she mentions it. Let’s mention something we DON’T KNOW, huh? Nope.

        Like Maraniss–the “narrative” and the spin to explain what’s been turned up by others. She says that Madelyn was a VP at the bank but she still says they didn’t have much. You see? It’s a cover.

        They had much. She was a VP, and it doesn’t matter how she got to be one–by working her way up or whatever. She says “I don’t think they had a lot.” But she earlier said she didn’t even know who he lived with, so how would she KNOW what they had? She says,

        “And apologies to any bankers out there, vice president at a bank tends to be a fairly ubiquitous title. It’s not necessarily as significant perhaps as vice president of another kind of a company.”

        And she talks about how living in Hawaii, it wasn’t “paradise”. Yes it was, lady, especially if you lived in a high-rise and went to one of the MOST EXPENSIVE schools in the country and flew around the world, jet setting in the 1960s and ’70s, when most people were lucky to take an auto trip.

        CHILD OF PRIVILEGE and they try to make out as if he’s NOT. HE IS AND THEY KNOW IT AND THEY ARE TRYING TO COVER IT UP, so when they have to tell his story alongside Romney’s, they can continue the meme that Romney is the rich guy, born with a silver spoon, and Barry’s NOT.

        She also went to California in 1979. I wonder why?

        They interview these people and all they do is regurgitate the narrative that’s the official one from Barry and guys like Maraniss.

        Where did this woman say ONE THING THAT’S NEW? Here’s someone who allegedly knew Barry from 5th grade through high school and nothing new. NOTHING. Just another story of fawning bloviating crap. She gave this interview this past June. I’ll have to go look and see what exactly was going on and coming out then.

        • I wonder if the tennis pro that I researched was at Punahou as well as Occidental – Laurent DeLanney.

          I read something about Obama seeing the differences in classes while living in Indonesia. Will look for it.

          Page 8 It also though taught me, [living in Indonesia] I think, to be very aware about issues of class and injustice and oppression because this was a country like many third world countries that had huge gulfs between rich and poor--that those gulfs didn’t really have to do with merit, but had to do with power or circumstance.

          You know, you’d see beggars on the streets with nothing and then generals in homes with five or six or ten cars, and so I think it made me acutely aware of the degree to which economic power and political power and social power can be skewed. And not because the poor were less deserving or the wealthy were smarter or more able, you know, but simply because they had been craftier, stronger or luckier, or more ruthless. And I think–so that probably reinforced a general suspicion of inequality and power and the corrupt uses of power and the desire to make things fair. [Who believes that a 10 year old would be cognizant of corruption and power? Where would he live that he would see Indonesian generals who had up to 10 cars in their garages?]

          http://www.barronsawyer.com/obama2001transcript.pdf

          • He saw those generals because he lived in the upscale “royal” area in Yogyakarta where Lolo was one of the “generals” in the military. Barry was driven to school in a limo in those days, by his own driver.

        • Also, remember Lia said they traveled a lot..to Bali for one example. Financial scholarship as a foreign student?

          Do note that she said she wasn’t sure it was Barry. “So yeah, I can picture him as this slightly — “chubby” is too strong, but rounded, short little guy, Barry Obama.” Chubby – exactly like he was said to be by Lia.

          So he was a liar then as he is now – if this is the same guy:

          Before fifth grade, “And he told us that his father was an Indonesian king and that he was a prince, and after he finished school he was going to go back, and he would be a ruler in Indonesia.”

          “I understand that he told his fifth-grade class that he was Kenyan royalty, but I never heard that story until years later. My sister and I remember very clearly that he was an Indonesian prince and that he would be going back there. So there was some reference to where he had come from, and the understanding was his family was there.”

          • So his grandfather told people he was ascended from Hawaiian royalty, and he told FOLKS he was of Indo royalty and Kenyan royaly…and while in Indo he was going to be President…..Which is it? Perhaps if he had told everyone he was practicing to become a Marxist since kindergarten ,he and others would be more believable. It seems a waste of time to persue the collaborative fiction.
            I don’t mean to be sarcastic, it’s just obvious that the stories coming out are just decorations on Obama’s already gaudy royal foreign robes. One minute he’s a Chicago thug, playing Ganghi in his interviews, then talking jive racial crap in those caught on video rants, then acting all intellectual as a professor/lawyer. The biggest cover up is his attempt to play a president and this is where he alone, without any help from his stage hands is showing us what a fake he is; that he’s about inept as a fifth grader. He keeps having to remind people in his speeches and interviews that ” I’m the President “.

          • Exactly. Most people I know who are tall were tall all their lives. I’ve never known one person who in grade school was perceived to be “short” by a girl in his class and ended up tall. Every guy I went to 5th grade with who was short is STILL short. None of them were short, compared to their classmates, and then shot up so that now they’re tall. Doctors even can predict adult height when boys are infants! I also never knew someone who was so stocky at a young age but who grew up to be tall and THIN and small boned.

  3. http://johnbatchelorshow.com/blog/2012/10/aleppo-chess
    This guy is so great to listen too. He also said maybe …
    Hill C may have to go…fired? jail? not catch it all… also …
    Barack Obama.com and about Robert Roche Ill. since we have weeks
    yet the media needs to do some exposing….

    • I thought I had captured a page that shows Robert Roche to be on a list as an appointed person by Obama on some sort of committe….it gave a list, then gave a short bio of each . It showed Robert to also be on an appointment of the Harvard Public Diplomacy Collaborative Initiative….(which goes hand in hand with Agenda 21 and other global intiatives). I can’t find the page so I don’t remember the name of the committee for the President that he’s on. I’ll keep looking. Like someone said, he’s most likely a dual citizen. I also found a video with Robert Roche speaking japanese, so of course I don’t know what he was saying. He has lived in Shanghai China since 1989, yet he’s on Obama’s committees.
      On my husbands hotmail over to the right side, the only adds are for registering to vote (says in two minutes) with Obama plastered on it, with his logo and this guys Obama for America.org. Then on my husbands facebook page it’s the same thing….yet with pictures of Obama and also of Michelle plastered over and over down the right side….for votes and donations. Then my husband got a message from a friend who asked him what the heck he was going to vote for Obama for…….as he had seen it on my husband’s facebook page in the ‘Like this” box. My husband didn’t notice till his friend brought it to his attention, that it was in that box. He doesn’t know how it got there. I don’t either , but google’s hotmail/and facebook is totally advertising OBAMA in an underhanded way and this Roche guy is part of it too.

  4. I had the idea that SCYTL was just counting ballots – not distributing them too! Where are all of the lost absentee ballots sent by military to those states? Statistically impossible for there to be such low requests compared to four years ago. Is this why military soldiers are not being sent absentee ballots because Romney is so far ahead over Obama in military polls?

    Absentee vote requests strangely down by staggering numbers
    October 9, 2012

    During one of the most hotly contested elections in recent U.S. history, the number of military absentee ballot requests is strangely down by staggering numbers compared to the 2008 election. The information comes as WND confirmed today that SCYTL, an international firm headquartered in Spain, has been contracted by seven states to provide secure online ballot delivery for overseas military and civilian voters for the upcoming presidential election.

    Michelle M. Shafer, SCYTL’s director of communications and government affairs, told WND that her company has been contracted by New York, Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Mississippi to provide the overseas ballots. She said the ballots will be delivered via online PDF files by SCYTL and not by the company’s U.S. subsidiary, SOE Software. In January, SCYTL purchased SOE Software, the leading U.S. electronic voting firm.[Is SOE another company now owned by Soros?]

    The Military Voter Protection Project last week released the results of a study listing the number of requests in key states such as Virginia, where military absentee ballot requests are down 92 percent compared to 2008. In Ohio, only 9,700 absentee ballots have been requested as of late September compared to more than 32,000 in 2008. Florida so far has 37,953 requested ballots as of last month as opposed to 86,926 in 2008 – a difference of 48,973. North Carolina only has 1,859 requests listed compared to 13,508 in 2008.
    ~
    Just this week, a Military Times survey of military forces showed Republican nominee Mitt Romney with a 26-percent lead over the president. The Times survey follows an earlier Rasmussen poll that showed a 59 to 35 percent lead for Romney among military service voters.[They are talking and want Obama out! – No wonder there are problems with the military ballots getting processed properly! Stay on it Military Voter Protection Project!]

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/confirmed-spanish-firm-to-provide-overseas-military-ballots/

    • SOE Software – Better Business Bureau – “Your search for – “soe software” in “33609” – did not match any Business Names.”

      SOE Software, 5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 525, Tampa, FL 33609

      Marc Fratello, Chief Executive Officer – Marc joined SOE Software in 2002 as the next step in a long, successful entrepreneurial career. He is recognized among the business leaders in Western Florida, having held leadership positions at Mobil Oil, Sperry Univac, and PowerCerv.

      Branden Elwell, SVP of Business Development
      Rocky D. Shirey, CIO/VP of Information Technology
      http://www.soesoftware.com/company/company.aspx

      Press Releases:
      West Virginia Selects Scytl as Statewide Provider of Electronic Ballot Delivery to Military & Overseas Voters
      Baltimore, MD – September 5, 2012

      Innovative BALLOTsafe Technology from Scytl and ES&S Revolutionizes Voting Process for Mississippi

      Scytl and ES&S Team with Virginia State Board of Elections on Advanced Research Project for Military and Overseas Voters

      SCYTL Acquires SOE Software, Becoming the Leading Election Software Provider…Scytl is a portfolio company of leading international VC funds Nauta Capital, Balderton Capital and Spinnaker. Info: http://www.scytl.com.

      http://www.soesoftware.com/company/news_updates.aspx

      See all cities and states as customers now. This is a Partial list showing full state participation. Alabama – all 67 counties, Indiana – all 92 counties, North Carolina – all 100 counties, South Carolina all 46 counties, Arizona all 15 counties, Kentucky – all 120 counties, New York – all 62 counties, Washington, D.C. More cities at URL in different states. i.e., Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Los Angeles CA, FL, UT, MI, CO, MN, KS, NM, and WA.

      http://www.soesoftware.com/customers.aspx

      [SOE Software] Over 900 jurisdictions in 26 states across the United States, including 14 state-wide customers, currently use SOE Software solutions in their electoral processes.
      http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120111005635/en/SCYTL-Acquires-SOE-Software-Leading-Election-Software

      If Soros had a connection to SCYTL, then no doubt he is involved in this company too.

    • Or, were the ballots strangely high in 2008? As they were elsewhere around the country? (Like Ohio?)

  5. Obama ring There is no god but Allah, Obama worn ring for 30 years, Shahada first part of Islamic declaration of faith, Obama not Christian

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obamas-ring-there-is-no-god-but-allah/

    http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/

  6. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444897304578046260406091012.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Jack Welch fights back and tells it like it is in the WSJ:
    Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse.

    Soviet Russia perhaps? Communist China? Nope, that would be the United States right now, when a person (like me, for instance) suggests that a certain government datum (like the September unemployment rate of 7.8%) doesn’t make sense.

    Unfortunately for those who would like me to pipe down, the 7.8% unemployment figure released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last week is downright implausible. And that’s why I made a stink about it.”

    He goes on to explain WHY that unemployment number remains suspicious. Too long to copy here, but you can read it at the link. We KNOW it’s bogus, anyway. He concludes,

    “The good news is that the current debate has resulted in people giving the whole issue of unemployment data more thought. Moreover, it led to some of the campaign’s biggest supporters admitting that the number merited a closer look—and even expressing skepticism. The New York Times in a Sunday editorial, for instance, acknowledged the 7.8% figure is “partly due to a statistical fluke.”

    The coming election is too important to be decided on a number. Especially when that number seems so wrong.”

  7. The RING could turn all of the PLANET into a HELL-HOLE…..
    ….. lord of the ring …..
    http://www.indepthinfo.com/tolkien/lord.shtml

  8. What’s worse? A guy (Akin) who is a little old-fashioned, doesn’t choose words very accurately, and is surely not a physician OR a senator who’s gotten wealthy on government largesse via her hubby getting a sh**load of money from US? http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/big-news-feds-paid-40-million-to-claire-mccaskills-husbands-business/

    “There are renewed calls for Democrat McCaskill to release her tax returns.
    ABC3040 reported:

    Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income housing developments during her first five years in office, though it appears only fraction of that has made it to the family’s bank accounts, according to an Associated Press analysis.

    McCaskill’s Republican challenger, Rep. Todd Akin, says the federal payments should be a cause for concern among voters. He’s attempting to portray the Democratic senator’s family as a prime beneficiary of government largesse.

    “There is a conflict of interest and a breach of trust with the citizens of our state,” Akin said in an interview with the AP.

    McCaskill campaign spokesman Caitlin Legacki called such assertions “flat-out wrong.”

    There is no evidence that McCaskill personally routed the money to her husband’s businesses. But she voted for some – and against other – bills that funded the federal housing and agriculture departments, which in turn provide subsidies to businesses with federal contracts to provide low-income housing.

    The AP reviewed five years’ worth of federal personal financial disclosure statements filed by McCaskill, which list more than 300 “affordable housing” businesses in which her husband, Joseph Shepard, had at least a partial ownership during the time she has been in office. At least one-third of those businesses also appear to be listed as recipients of federal payments in an online government database that tracks spending.

    The firms affiliated with Shepard appear to have received about $39 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service or the Department of Housing and Urban Development between 2007 – when McCaskill took office – and the end of 2011. According to McCaskill’s financial reports, Shepard earned an income of between about $400,000 and $2.6 million from those businesses in the years in which they received government payments.

    McCaskill’s campaign declined to make the senator available for an interview about the federal payments and – except for Legacki’s brief statement that Akin’s assertion was wrong – also declined to let campaign staff participate in an on-the-record interview.”

  9. FOX News – The Libya Consulate’s security was only set up to protect them for 15 minutes from only 4 assailants!

    Lt. Col. Wood, Former Site Security (SST) giving his report to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa, Chairman. This is on C Span.

    • Mr. Eric Norstrom’s last comment to end the hearing was the “Taliban is on the inside of the building!” He said they were fighting a losing battle in trying to get additional security, and he said that comment to the person (Jim) he was talking to when being denied increased security. He was told that he probably wouldn’t get any additional security until something happened. They were asking for the moon and the stars, said Jim (surname not stated).

      They (professionals in the St. Dept.) kept using the term they had “no actionable intelligence available” that was the excuse for not supplying what was needed on the ground.

      They have asked for a classified meeting with Susan Rice to determine where she got the information about the film. No one would say where or how the film was introduced as the culprit. An amazing hearing where those State Department professionals were stonewalling those asking the questions. They also said “we never linked the Libya consulate attack to the You Tube video.

      Obama, Clinton, and Rice went before the world 6 days later to tell us that the attacks were blamed on the video.

      During the hearing it was stated that these people refused to call the incidents terrorists attacks in both oral and written testimony. They were questioned as to their mind set that allowed incidents not be called terrorist attacks or to use the word terrorist in their reports. Instead they were looked at as letting terrorists off the hook and instead blaming it on the US (a film) instead of putting the blame where it belonged. They were either stonewalling or it was a cover up. Those being interviewed (Kennedy – 39 years with St. Dept. and Charlene Lamb) were asked directly if there was political pressure trumping security to stonewall the congressmen. They said no. Then it would be professional malpractice.

  10. Yikes.. http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/ … a tell tale band of gold….

  11. Here’s ….Stacey Lauretta DASH 46…. born in New York…
    Bajan (Barbados?) …African American & Mexican descent ….
    “them FOLKS”.. can say IT… JUST don’t disagree.. with them FOLKS!!!
    WHAT small people live & breath OUR AIR …because they can…
    because …”WE ~ LET ~THEM DO IT” WE need not answer for this
    gives them….. food & fuel for ALINSKYISMS….. WE GET IT!!!!!
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/09/actress_stacey_dash_on_receiving_racist_hate_for_supporting_romney.html GO STACEY!!!

  12. http://www.rightwingnews.com/quotes/the-worst-of-barack-obama-in-quotes-87-quotes/

    This person has compiled a list of the worst statements Obama has made, in his opinion.

  13. http://www.youtube.com/user/BadLipReading
    “Eye of the Swallow” A little levity…and it’s non-partisan.

  14. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82255.html

    The SC voter ID law has been upheld, but the judges decided that it won’t apply to THIS election.

  15. oops Eye of the Sparrow

  16. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-embassy-libya-sought-13000-year-bodyguards-limited-english-gave-preference-citizen

    Anybody want to take a stab at the story behind the story on this one?

    In the months leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the U.S. Embassy in Libya was seeking to hire two bodyguards with “limited” English language skills at salaries of about $13,000 per year.

    Job descriptions for these openings that the U.S. Embassy in Libya posted online said the State Department would give preference in filling them to qualified U.S. citizens who were family members of U.S. government employees.

    The job descriptions explicitly stated that this included the “same-sex domestic partners” of U.S. government employees.

    In addition to the two bodyguards, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya was also seeking a security guard, a surveillance detection specialist, a chauffeur for the consulate in Benghazi and a “Senior Guard” for the Local Guard Force working to secure the embassy. …

    One of the duties of the Local Guard Force that this Senior Guard would join was “providing limited emergency response in the event of a terrorist attack, criminal incident, or major accident.”

    All the job descriptions for these positions were posted online by the embassy, and all, except the security guard position, said that applicants needed to be fluent in Arabic. None required full fluency in English. All of them said the State Department would give preference in filling the position to a qualified U.S. citizen who was the “same-sex domestic partner” of a U.S. government employee.

    Four of the six job descriptions—the two bodyguards, the security guard and the surveillance detection specialist—listed the salaries being offered for the positions. The highest was 16,288 Libyan dinars per year for the bodyguard positions (if the successful applicant came in at “full performance level” and not “training level”). At the current exchange rate (1 Libyan dinar to 0.80225 U.S. dollars), that works out to about $13,000 per year. (In 2010, according to the CIA’s World Factbook Libya’s per capita GPD was $14,100.)

    Each of the security-related job descriptions that the U.S. Embassy in Libya posted online included this disclaimer: “When fully qualified, U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFM) and US Veterans are given preference.” All the descriptions defined an Eligible Family Member as follows: “1. Eligible Family Member (EFM): An individual related to a U.S. government employee in one of the following ways: Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); …” They then defined U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member as follows: “2. U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): For purposes of receiving preference in hiring for a qualified position, an EFM who meet the following criteria: US Cititzen; and EFM (see above) at least 18 years old; …”

    The U.S. Embassy also posted—in both English and Arabic–copies of a standard State Department application form. Block 19 of this application asks the applicant to list any “relatives” or “members of your household” who work for the U.S. government. Section 20 asks the applicant if he or she is “claiming preference in hiring” as, among other things, a U.S. Eligible Family Member.

    The form includes instructions for completing Block 19. These instructions say: “Relatives and members of household include father, mother, husband, wife, unmarried partner of the opposite or same sex…” The instructions for completing Block 20 say that USEFMs are deemed to include a U.S. citizen who is a “spouse or domestic partner of the sponsoring employee.”

    The U.S. State Department has long given hiring preferences to Eligible Family Members (EFM) of foreign services officers posted overseas–as long as the EFM is a U.S. citizen and is fully qualified for the job opening in question. In June 2009, however, President Barack Obama and Secretary State Hillary Clinton expanded this policy to treat the unmarried same-sex partners of foreign service officers as if they were their legal spouses.

    Something is going on underneath all this. Will we ever learn the truth? Does this sound like NEPOTISM to you? It does to me. Is nepotism now okay in civil service jobs?

    • Does it sound as if qualifications were perhaps modified to suit the expected applicant? (btw, this is common practice in government, even if not a well-known fact.)

  17. https://www.theprojectveritas.com/voterfraud1012b

    Two videos that prove how vote fraud is facilitated by obots.

  18. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2943004/posts
    Media Outraged by O’s Betrayal… Honeymoon is so over!

    • What’s outrageous is that when they admitted to the media, finally, that there WAS NO PROTEST, that they totally made that up, they deliberately LEFT FOX NEWS OUT of the conference call where the Dept. of State admitted there was no protest and no connection to the video! Kirsten Powers was angry about it. I might have to rethink my feelings about her. She used to drive me crazy but now, it seems, she actually has a modicum of integrity and ethics. Items sorely lacking in most liberals.

      A story about how they’re throwing Lamb under the bus. She’s the fall girl. I wonder if she’s taking the fall for another asst. dep. sec. of state? http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/10/lamb_to_the_slaughter

  19. Obama fans: We’ll riot, leave U.S. if Mitt wins [Twitters]
    ‘I want to shoot Romney in the penis. Why do we let him talk?’
    Published: 1 hour ago

    With Mitt Romney surging in polls since his strong debate performance last week, supporters of President Obama are vowing online to riot nationwide and even leave the U.S. should the Republican challenger oust the incumbent.

    Numerous Twitter postings in recent days feature threats of street violence, often poorly worded, as collected by the Twitchy website.
    ~
    Beyond the violence threats, many more are vowing to begin a mass exodus out of America if Obama is not re-elected.
    ~
    Besides New Zealand, other popular countries on the list of post-Obama destinations include Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, Mexico, Ireland and Italy. [What no commie countries? Oh, one gal is willing to go back to Cuba.]

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-fans-well-riot-leave-u-s-if-mitt-wins/

    • We want you to leave…forget the rioting which is only proof of your disrespect for people and property! Riot and go to jail…simple solution. Take your ideas to countries that support your warped thinking – communist countries are waiting for you. Try the same things in those countries. Maybe they can shut you up!

    • Don’t let the door …

      I hope the Secret Service is following up on the threats.

  20. http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/tlafradio/169-tlafradio20121008a.html
    BOB GARD… explains where WE ALL GOT STUCK … (19:44 ish)
    Natural Born Citizen…. BOB GARD did find THE ANSWERS….
    BOB explains & uncovered our answer buried but “miss used” long ago.
    This will be something to watch…. as Orly Taitz & the GANG digest it all.

  21. Obama’s Fake Birth Certificate Newspaper Ad

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/taking-evidence-of-obama-forgery-to-voters/

    Taking evidence of Obama forgery to voters
    Proposed newspaper ad cites 7 proofs of fraud in birth certificate

  22. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2943072/posts
    can we help make them see ?….. it’s been so cooked… dry
    It’s OK to VOTE WHITE!!!!!!! THIS TIME!

    • “They explained they have reached out to more than 225 of the estimated 2,000 certified forensic document examiners in the U.S. for a review of the evidence.

      “All of them refused to even look at or discuss the Obama birth certificate,” the ad states.” Unbelievable. Why? FEAR. That’s what our country has come to. People AFRAID of their own government. And why? Thugs.

  23. Oh the stuff that is coming out….Granny Sarah, who is being held captive at her homestead, is involved? I thought it was Said that was dealing with the some polo playing prince to fund Sarah’s Foundation for orphans. [The Sarah Obama Benevolent Fund Institute or Mama Sarah Obama Children Foundation] Enter a new Obama – Musa Ismail Obama – 1st cousin! Involvement with the Sauds! The Sauds paid for Mama Sarah to go to the Hajj.

    Obama family busted in Shariah scheme
    Foundation funding training for Saudi-style government.
    October 10, 2012 Snip

    Since his inauguration, President Obama’s family in Kenya has been on a mission to use the Obama name to transform Kenya from the nation’s current Christian majority to an Islamic majority that will spread Islamic law, or Shariah, through the country.

    Arab researchers Walid and Theodore Shoebat have documented the claims in a special report that translates an explosive television interview never before seen in the West.

    In the interview, Musa Ismail Obama, President Obama’s first cousin in Kenya, told the Arabic-language satellite TV network Al-Jazeera that the Saudi Arabian royal family has developed a strong relationship with the Obama family in their home village of Kogelo in Alego, Siaya District, West Kenya. Musa took pains to explain the need to proselytize Islam in Kenya, which is in line with the desire of wealthy Saudis to transform Kenya into a majority Muslim country.

    Walid Shoebat pointed out that an article in the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Arab acknowledged the importance of the Obama name to the efforts of the Kenya family to expand the position of Islam in the country. Shoebat noted the article describes President Obama as a Muslim, referring to “President Obama’s Islamic faith.”“After President Obama was inaugurated, the Muslim side of the Obama family in Kenya boomed, and it went from rags to riches overnight,” the Shoebats write in their report. “They became one of the most influential families in western Kenya and even extended their fundraising empire to Saudi Arabia.”

    Musa, in the TV interview, said the Saudi royal family invited him and Sarah Obama to be their personal guests to the Hajj, the obligatory Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. They were given with red-carpet treatment at the Saudi royal court, complete with a special security escort.
    ~
    The bulk of the Sarah Fund, as it turns out, goes not to widows and orphans but to provide scholarships to study Shariah at the most influential Wahhabist centers in Saudi Arabia.”

    “It’s all a jihadi Kenyan scam,” commented Walid Shoebat. “And it’s not as though President Obama is unaware of his Kenyan family workings, since Musa on Al-Jazeera disclosed that President Obama’s favorite uncle, Sayid Hussein Obama, was selected by Obama and by the family in Kenya to act as the main conduit in relaying the family’s activities to the White House.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obama-family-behind-shariah-push/

    • What does a little training in Wahhabism by the Obama clan got to do with it? No problem. So Obama’s Uncle Sayid Hussein Obama is involved with the al-Qaida-affiliated Muslim World League!

      Don’t miss the 3 Videos of Uncle Sayid being interviewed by the well known Al Jazeera broadcasting company- you know the one that delivered all of the notes from Bin Laden and that Hillary touted. Shariah schools are a perfect indoctrination to the faith. Obama’s ring has more meaning now, doesn’t it.

    • The Obamas’ Wahhabist Fundraising Empire: Obama’s First Cousin Spills The Beans (on video)
      By Walid and Theodore Shoebat
      October 10, 2012

      While Obama’s connection to his Muslim family in Kenya is an acceptable topic for discussion in the Arab world, it is viewed as a ‘great taboo’ in the United States. Why is that so? This ‘taboo’ should be considered unfair at best, purely prejudiced at worst. Is it fair that we censor such discussions just because Obama’s relatives are ‘Muslim’? The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) should condemn the media for keeping a tight lid on the subject. Isn’t it time to go beyond what is disclosed by President Obama in his Dreams from My Father or Wikipedia’s limited information, which includes the only photo released by the Obama family?

      We will cover only three of the closest Kenyan relatives to president Obama:
      1. Sarah, Barack’s beloved and benevolent grandmother
      2. Sayid Obama, his closest favorite uncle
      3. Musa Ismail Obama, his first cousin and Sayid’s main sidekick.

      http://www.shoebat.com/2012/10/10/the-obamas-kenyan-branch-revealed-in-shocking-video-obama-family-member-spills-the-beans-about-baracks-wahhabi-connection/

    • Wow. This is a new cousin, too. Never heard of that guy before.

  24. More Family News and now its about George, the guy that lived in a shack ….and spent all of his book proceeds so went back to the shack.

    Obama’s Half-Brother Accused of Abducting Son

    Oct 10, 2012 11:38am Snips

    NAIROBI, Kenya – President Obama’s half brother, who has gained a reputation in Kenya as the family’s ne’er-do-well, is making headlines again. George Obama, 30, is being sued by his girlfriend who claims he ran off with their 3-year-old son last month and refuses to return him.

    According to a Daily Nation reporter in the Nairobi courtroom, the girlfriend alleges George Obama arrived at her house in the Haruma slum on the boy’s birthday, insisting he must take him to buy a present. The girlfriend claims Obama refused to the let the boy’s grandmother and aunt go along, forcing them out of his taxi before driving off.

    The girlfriend’s attorney, John Chigiti, told the court that Obama informed him he wants to the take the child to America. The judge later barred Obama from taking the child out of the country and ordered him to bring the child to a court hearing at the end of the month.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/obamas-half-brother-accused-of-abducting-son/

    • It’s not George who is the ne’er-do-well. Now there’s a switch. Ordinarily you read about Muslim men kidnapping children and taking them to the Middle East. (I don’t know George’s religion; I’m just drawing the parallel.) Didn’t we read somewhere that George CAN’T come to the USA? That’s the excuse why he wasn’t at the Inauguration. They wouldn’t let him out of the country (or into ours). Something to do with his passport and his crimes. How would it be that he could come here?

    • A come-we stay marriage arrangement?

      U.S. President Barack Obama’s Brother Barred from Taking Son to US

      By Mwakilishi
      Tue, 10/09/2012 05:00PM -0400

      A Nairobi court has stopped US President Barack Obama’s half-brother from taking his three-year-old son to America and ordered him to produce
      the child in court.

      Mr George Obama, 30, was sued by his girlfriend who claims that he forcefully took away the boy on September 6 from her Huruma Estate home in Nairobi where they were celebrating the child’s birthday.

      The girlfriend also aged 30, alleges that Mr Obama wants to take the child to the US. Mr Obama is expected to take the child to court on October 31.

      The court also issued orders stopping him from removing the child out of the country.

      The woman moved to court after failing to trace the child since Saturday when Mr Obama allegedly took him away pretending he was going to buy him a birthday present.

      The two got into a come-we stay marriage arrangement in 2008 but are currently living separately.

      http://www.mwakilishi.com/content/articles/2012/10/09/us-president-barack-obamas-brother-barred-from-taking-son-to-us.html

      =============

      UNUSUAL MARRIAGE CUSTOMS

      Would you like to marry another woman? Be a ‘ghost wife’? Be a co-wife? In Kenya there are many different and tolerated marriage customs.

      Come-we-stay and polygamy

      Amongst the Luo, who live around Lake Victoria, a male child born before marriage was believed to possess a spirit that suppressed the intelligence of his stepbrothers once his mother married. Allowing such a child into the marriage automatically destroyed the family as the child usurped all the luck meant for the others. Such a child was usually left under the care of his grandmother, or killed before the age of five by his stepfather’s people, if the mother intended to take him to the new home.

      http://www.patriciacrossley.com/MARRIAGE.htm

      Such a child was usually left under the care of his grandmother? -interesting.

      • That is interesting stuff. I’ve never heard that phrase, “come-we stay marriage.” Check this part out–if a wife has a child by another man, the husband answers what he would do:

        “- if the child is a boy I will send him away immediately. If it’s a girl, I will keep her because she will get married anyway (note-thinking house help & bride price here, probably) I will then chase away the woman, but stay with my blood children. If their mother wants to see them, she must do so as a visitor, not a wife.” Does this sound like Kezia? Malik and Auma lived with BHO Sr. and Ruth, not with their mother. Ruth was the only “mummy” they knew, according to at least one news report. BHO Sr.’s friend told a reporter that Kezia was stepping out to clubs, while BHO Sr. was in Hawaii. She got pregnant. When BHO Sr. found out, he dumped her and pursued SAD as his second wife. When he returned to Kenya with Ruth (or followed by Ruth), he’d left SAD behind. But nobody’s ever heard what became of that pregnancy of Kezia’s. He didn’t return to Kezia. He lived with Ruth and brought his biological children by Kezia to be raised by Ruth. WHY?

        And the president of the US “passed through” Sarah’s “hands” as an “orphan.”

        • I had never heard of a “come-we stay marriage” either. When I saw last night where Bridgette had posted about George Obama taking his child and wanting too bring him too America I immediately started looking for court record’s, of course nothing was posted that I could find, but I did come across that article mentioning George’s relationship as a “come-we stay marriage” marriage, so I looked into it. I think your thinking has always been right right on track with everything you mention, and the meaning of “come-we stay marriage” may be just the thing that help’s back up your theories about this family.

  25. Liz Cheney on the Obama Regime’s Despicable Cover-up After 9/11 Attack in Benghazi
    Gary Jackson
    Oct. 10, 2012 Snip

    Liz Cheney appeared on The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday night and talked about the massive lies coming from the Obama regime after the consulate in Benghazi was attacked on 9/11 and four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, were slaughtered by Muslim savages.

    The opening of the video has a collage of various lawmakers and Conservative leaders going to town exposing all of the lies.

    Remember, within 24 hours the State Department, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s State department, knew the truth about these attacks. The Obama regime knew from the beginning that it was well planned al Qaeda attack, not some “spontaneous protest” sparked by that stupid You Tube video, that saw our people killed.

    The Obama regime’s cover-up and disinformation campaign is downright evil.

    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/liz-cheney-on-the-obama-regimes-despicable-cover-up-after-911-attack-in-benghazi/#comments

  26. H/T Gary Jackson – “I love Michelle Malkin!

    “Malicious, Reckless, Den of Lying Crapweasels.” Not only does this perfectly describe Barack Obama and his dangerous regime, this would make a great name for a rock band! Sorry, if I don’t laugh once in a while I’d cry all the time!”

    • She is great, and fearless, too. She sure has a way with words. Wouldn’t you love to see Michelle debate Barry? Whoa, baby!

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