Happy New Year – 2013! (Open Thread)

“Out with the Old and In with the New!”

“Auld Lang Syne”

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wandered mony a weary fit
Sin’ auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidled i’ the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roared
Sin’ auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right guid-willie waught
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

by Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Nationality – Scottish
Lifespan – 1759-1796
Family – Father was William Burns a gardener and farmer
Education – Tutored at home
Career – Poet, lyricist, and farmer – First Published in 1787
Pseudonym –  Rab Mossgiel

Auld Lang Syne at the  Scottish Parliament

Scottish Politicians singing together and holding hands.

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We at WTPOTUS wish the very best in the coming year for all of our “auld” and dear friends, and also to our new friends, but especially to those few who’ve been with us for the long haul, from the beginning and even before the beginning.

We’ll take a cup of kindness and lift a cup of HOPE,  for auld lang syne.

Happy 2013!!!!

109 responses to “Happy New Year – 2013! (Open Thread)

  1. What will the new year bring for Hillary Clinton? Have you heard about the blood clot in her brain? Seems like neurology 101 to monitor for a subdural hematoma with a head injury. Since she was never admitted to a hospital until now, we won’t know how poorly those doctors treated her at home. Malpractice lawsuit in the works? While we certainly wish her the best and hope for a speedy recovery, there is the possibility, isn’t there, of memory loss? The Congress did say that they expect her to testify about Benghazi eventually.

    There’s this today: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/30/latest-senate-committee-report-on-benghazi-terrorist-attack-faults-state/

    Senate committee report on Benghazi terrorist attack faults State Department

    A scathing Senate committee report on the Benghazi terrorist attack faults the State Department for failing to adequately respond to mounting security threats in the lead-up to the assault. The report says the facility was woefully under-protected at a time when the region, according to a top department official, was “flashing red” — yet security was not improved, and nobody recommended the compound be shut down.

    The report, produced by the Senate homeland security committee and obtained by Fox News, follows the release of a State Department-commissioned review earlier in the month. Both are highly critical of the department. …

    Despite the increasing threat in the region and the apparent vulnerability of the compound, the Senate committee said it appears nobody recommended closing the facility or even temporarily shutting it down. “That was a grievous mistake,” the report said.

    The investigation turned up details that show “a shocking irresponsibility to protect American diplomatic personnel in Benghazi,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., according to The Wall Street Journal.”

    Link to the report: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2012/12/30/latest-senate-report-flashing-red-on-benghazi-attack/?intcmp=related

    Coming from the Dem-controlled Senate, it probably is “scathing.”

    • Gosh, didn’t even think blood clot in brain being a factor in her testifying,but didn’t I hear them say they don’t know where the blood clot was? Even so, I guess I was just thinking about her feining sick,but good grief,it’snot the blood clot, but the Concusion! Totally forgot, concusions can easily cause lapse of memory…proven fact. I, myself , can attest to it.
      So this may be double safety measures till inauguration takes place and she’s dropped off the administration’s sliding board. However, one usually remembers everything up to the time of bumping ones head!
      You don know ,however (probably can find it now) that the Presbyterian Hospital in New York, where Hill is was ,and probably still is an important secret CIA and intelligence fortress. For many years it has been. If she is there , she’s probably getting large doses of amnesia tablets and maybe even some very needed “corrective Surgery”. ….Pres–by–terian does have a ring to it.

      • Oh, you’re right. I don’t recall them saying WHERE the clot is, but I assumed, it being a concussion, that it was a subdural hematoma. We are such nasty old pills, aren’t we? To suspect that this is a “double safety measure” so she doesn’t have to ‘fess up? 🙂 I suppose the clot might be in a leg, as a result of bed rest; but she was supposed to be telecommuting and working from home. http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Hillary-Clinton-Hospitalized-for-Blood-Clot-4156130.php That story says the clot was “stemming from” the concussion. Guess that’s why I assumed it’s in her head. I read somewhere this morning that she had a leg clot years ago. They say that her spokespeople won’t say WHERE the clot is located. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/20473074/hillary-clinton-hospitalized-with-blood-clot Okay. That story says they wouldn’t give her blood thinners if the clot was in her brain, for fear of a bleeding stroke. So, maybe we can assume it’s in her leg from being sedentary? Either way, it keeps her on the “sick list” so she won’t be back soon, if ever, as Sec. of State. I’d thought about the concussion/memory loss angle even before this news. Well, good luck to her. Nobody wants to see her deathly ill, no matter what a complicit *** (fill in yourself) she is.

        • I agree, no one wants her ill, except maybe a few people in the administration that don’t won’t to have to see the likes of her meddling ,or be overshadowed by her and her wing-ding husband. Just saying.
          But a for blood thinners, that’s not what people get with blood clots or else, like you say could cause bleeding or the movement of the clot…..but they give hesperin (something like that), which is not a thinner.

          • By the way, here’s (although not thorough) a bit on an old Texas boy who just happened to be pres. at the Presbyterian Hos. in 1961-62. You will notice the CIA mentioned in the article. This was just a quicky, as I knew at one time I had read extensively. If anyone cares to ever explore TEXAS and all the presbyterian church connections from Kennedy/Johnson/Kerr/drugs/Clinton/murders……the list goes on and on…even the old Cheng Kai Shek/Sun Yat Sen days are somehow connected with Texas big wigs. Anyway this short piece sort of goes to the Indonesian/oil/Texans /CIA conundrum.
            Someone might want to explore a bit more. Maybe O. was born a Presbyterian! Are there such a thing as Muslim Presbyterians????!

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Rinse, repeat. ” I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair.” J/K. She had her chance and as I recall, Bill couldn’t recall either.

        Here are her words in the days and months come. Call it the Clinton motto:

        “I. Don’t. Recall”

        Happy New Year to everyone at WTPOTUS.

    • May sound callous,but, with all the pics of Hillary partying and drinking this past year, mayhaps she really is detox/rehab???????

      • Now they say it’s all in her head:
        “The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.

        Clinton’s doctors say that to help dissolve the clot, they are treating her with blood thinners. They say she will be released once the medication dose has been established.”

        I saw where commenters elsewhere attributed her fall to too much partying. (Meaning drinking.) There sure are a lot of photos of her partying down, when she’s overseas. Sounds plausible. If I were married to Bill, I’d be a lush, too.

        • I read that the kind of clot that Hillary has can cause … wait for it! Memory loss. Reading up on it, I learned that it may be that the clot was preexisting and caused her to fall, get dizzy spells, and headaches (as reported in the National Enquirer). Dehydration can, in itself, cause such clots, but usually in children. One story says that this is one of the few types of brain clots that are treated with “blood thinners”. That also sounds suspicious, as if they were making it up as they went along, because some reporters who know science questioned them when told about the blood thinners. Like everything in the Obamanation, the story is morphing. Ever changing. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

          • I’m not for sure but iirc wouldn’t the clot have too have been on the left side too affect memory loss?

            • Memories aren’t particularly stored on either side, just all over, apparently. When someone has a stroke, iirc, if the damage is in the left brain, the right side of the body is affected, and vice versa. Her clot is in a vein, so (seems to me) it’s less damaging than if in an artery, which would cut off blood from the part of the brain being served. However, seems to me, also, that a clot in a vein must somehow cause swelling in parts of the brain, if other veins don’t suffice to keep blood flowing properly. Concussions alone can cause memory loss.

          • Leza, once again you are correct! I read a news article about Senator Kirk, who had a stroke on the right side of his brain. While it affected the left side of his body, it affected the right side of his brain. The story said that thankfully he is able to perform his senatorial duties without problems because the left side of the BRAIN controls cognition. So even though the left side of his BODY was affected, the left side of his brain is fine, so he should have no mental problems, just physical ones. So the same should be true for Hillary. Her clot is on the right side, so her left brain cognition ought to be fine.

  2. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/brilliant-demand-a-plan-demand-celebrities-go-fck-themselves-video/

    Last week Hollywood libs released an appalling video demanding an end to gun violence.

    In response ma5one put this video together pointing out the absolute hypocrisy of these two-faced libs.
    Demand A Plan – Demand Celebrities Go F*CK Themselves!

    Breaking comment rules deliberately here, to bring you this video (graphic violence and curse word):

    I have a plan: BOYCOTT these hypocritical, self-righteous, violence-exploiting, pandering, WEALTHY 1%-ers. Stop seeing their movies and TV shows. Boycott their sponsors, too. Hit them where they live–their pocketbooks. I wonder how many of them have guns, carry guns, have armed bodyguards. Most, would be my guess. ENOUGH! Boycott them. I suppose that Barry had NOTHING to do with this, huh? Note the word “plan” and how Barry immediately promised to have a plan and ram it through, using his “full weight” (pantywaist that he is).

    • I like this comment at Gateway Pundit:

      “#15 December 31, 2012 at 9:53 am
      The Elector of Saxony commented:

      Look, most of these people have an eighth grade education, their minds are further addled by drugs and alcohol, and a complete lack of meaning in their lives. They are buddhists, then kabbalahists, then TM practitioners, they make children that nannies raise for them, they marry and divorce every other year. Each one of them would have fought tooth and nail for the mothers of Sandy Hook to murder their own babies in utero; as if they were somehow less alive then. Either you give a damn about life, or you don’t. There’s no middle ground available.

      The Westboro Baptist nutcases are almost correct, you know. Our attitude towards Life HAS brought God’s judgment upon us, but we have done it to ourselves. Where human beings are nothing but clumps of cells, in a society in which Fatherhood increasingly begins and ends with ejaculation, in an educational system that tells children that they are just soul-less animals, alone in a random, godless universe, this is exactly what we could have expected. If I were a kid today, I’d need antidepressants too.

      We will never end this until Christian Men stand up like our ancestors did and carrying the Cross and the Sword of Christ before us, take back our culture from the heathens, drive them back underground, and bring the Light to our children. Then we’ll have no more massacres, no more gun crime in the streets, no more drug culture, no more ghettos, no more fear. Until we are ready to fight like the Ancient Christian Men of Europe did to create Civilization, to advance Christ, to ward off the Satanic influx of Islam, to fight ignorance and the darkness, we will spiral ever downward. I fear it’s too late: even so-called Conservative men think our only problem is high taxes.”

      Very well said!

    • Air Force Brat!

      Agreed. So many people these days equate the word “Christian” with “weakling”. And, to be fair, many ARE weaklings — they’ve been indoctrinated for decades in the concept that being a Christian means being a pacifist and letting anyone perpetrate any evil they want, any time they want, for as long as they want. Fighting? Gasp — that’s not “Christian”!

      But think about it — who would want to piss off one of the Knights Templar? Nope, me neither.

  3. http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/what-stories-did-establishment-media-ignore-in-2012/?cat_orig=us

    Excellent story at WND that rounds up a list of the 10 most important stories of 2012 that the lying, complicit, toady lamestream media IGNORED.

    What stories did establishment media ignore in 2012?
    WND’s annual review presents news that wasn’t ‘fit to print’

    While Democrats and establishment media contend vote fraud is largely a myth, an abundance of evidence surfaced in the 2012 election to indicate it is flourishing in American politics.

    Did it impact the outcome Nov. 6? The fact that any reasonable observer who does his homework can’t give a definitive answer to that question is cause enough for concern.

    The reports of vote fraud top WND’s annual list of the 10 most “spiked” or underreported stories of the last year. …”

    Rest at link. It’s an appalling indictment.

  4. I hope you are all aware of the court case in Sacramento, Jan 3, 2013 at 2 PM. http://orlytaitzesq.com

    • http://s5.dailypaul.com/267962/subpoena-for-obama-to-be-in-court-3jan-produce-documents

      Subpoena for Obama to be in Court 3 Jan & produce documents.
      Submitted by galtgulch on Sun, 12/30/2012 – 14:03

      Daily Paul Liberty Forum

      Here is the link to the “World’s Leading Obama Eligibility Website” :

      Link to copy of subpoena including a list of things to bring and a copy of check to cover travel expenses:


      Additional Documents requested

      1. Any and all U.S. passports, any and all U.S. immigration and naturalization papers issued to you

      2. Any and all Indonesian passports, any and all Indonesian immigration and naturalization papers issued to you

      3. Any and all Kenyan passports, any and all Kenyan immigration and naturalization papers issued to you

      4. Any and all British passports, any and all British immigration and naturalization papers issued to you

      5. Any and all travel documents used by you to travel to Pakistan

      6. School registration, showing the citizenship and legal first and last name from Kaelani school in Honolulu Hawaii, Assissi school in Jakarta Indonesia, Punahoa school in Honolulu Hawaii, Occidental college and Columbia University”

      Elsewhere I read that some dates with regard to the electoral college vote have been moved. http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/key-dates.html

      On or Before January 3, 2013

      The Archivist and/or representatives from the Office of the Federal Register meet with the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House in late December or early January. This is, in part, a ceremonial occasion. Informal meetings may take place earlier. [What’s the PURPOSE of this?]

      January 6, 2013

      The Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes on January 6, 2013. Congress may pass a law to change this date.

      The Vice President, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the Electoral College vote. The President of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States.

      If a State submits conflicting sets of electoral votes to Congress, the two Houses acting concurrently may accept or reject the votes. If they do not concur, the votes of the electors certified by the Governor of the State on the Certificate of Ascertainment would be counted in Congress.

      If no Presidential candidate wins 270 or more electoral votes, a majority, the 12th Amendment to the Constitution provides for the House of Representatives to decide the Presidential election. If necessary the House would elect the President by majority vote, choosing from the three candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote would be taken by state, with each state having one vote.

      If no Vice Presidential candidate wins 270 or more electoral votes, a majority, the 12th Amendment provides for the Senate to elect the Vice President. If necessary, the Senate would elect the Vice President by majority vote, choosing from the two candidates who received the greatest number of electoral votes. The vote would be taken by state, with each Senator having one vote.

      If any objections to the Electoral College vote are made, they must be submitted in writing and be signed by at least one member of the House and one Senator. If objections are presented, the House and Senate withdraw to their respective chambers to consider their merits under procedures set out in federal law.

      • They might better ask for any and all passports to Russia, Germany Australia, the Netherlands,Afghanistan……all of em!

      • OK, it’s January 3rd and where is Obama? So does anyone know what’s with the case of the supoena that Obaba is supposed to bring all documents to—- above?

        • Oh, that’s why he went back to Hawaii. Maybe hiding out on sovereign lands, just in case?

        • Orly says that she and the other side get 20 minutes each to present arguments in Grinols v. Electoral College, if this is the case that’s today. Supposedly it was supposed to be heard at 2 p.m. Apparently, in the past, the Obama team has used up their entire allotment arguing to dismiss, etc. Paul Irey was supposed to testify. Says he had spent a lot of time preparing. 15 minutes Orly was going to give him. I don’t know how it all turned out. That’s not on her site yet, not that I can find. http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=373315

          “Paul Irey

          12:03 PM (38 minutes ago) [from yesterday]

          to me

          When did you figure this out? I just finished pasting up the 13 exhibits on foam core. 15 minutes is not nearly enough … nor is it worth flying across the country and back for 15 minutes total time to testify. You probably have 2 hours and the attorneys are going to spent that time objecting to the hearing … simply because they don’t want the evidence presented. Why can’t you stop them? That’s what they did the last time.
          I spent over a week preparing for 15 minutes??? Sure … the less testimony the better … for the criminals avoiding conviction. I’m going to run everything that I can’t testify to on WND and say so. Judge did not want to hear it. Obama’s attorneys do not want to hear it. I was ready to prove the forgery about 15 different ways … but now we can say that the courts run us out before we can present the testimony … then the press censors it and the congress does nothing.
          I am getting out of this country where Mickey Mouse can run for president because there are no laws against it … and no one has “standing” to challenge treason.

  5. Have we seen this photo before?


    The source claims that only the most devout of muslims wear that white “kufi” on their heads. Note Mooch’s African dress, too. I think that’s Auma on the left.

    • Wow, I’ve never seen that one, but Obama said it himself in 2007 when he recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, and immediately after the media pulled the the article. American’s are not allowed too know the truth. This is one thing I do hold against Bush, WHY did he not make it a priority too make sure Obama was ever vetted? Sorry just the way I feel about it.

      March 6, 2007

      Obama: Man of the World


      “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office (excerpts are on my blog, http://www.nytimes.com/ontheground). He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them.

      Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

      Moreover, Mr. Obama’s own grandfather in Kenya was a Muslim. Mr. Obama never met his grandfather and says he isn’t sure if his grandfather’s two wives were simultaneous or consecutive, or even if he was Sunni or Shiite. (O.K., maybe Mr. Obama should just give up on Alabama.)


      • I gather from the context of that story that the photo has been disappeared. I don’t recall seeing it before. Oh, this is cute. Another word for the Muslim PRAYER CAP, besides kufi, is the TAQIYAH! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taqiyah_%28cap%29 Western converts to Islam are allowed to wear their cultural clothes (such as that Kenyan robe) with their kufi.

        “Today the taqiyah still serves, amongst other things, as a form of religious uniform, to identify oneself to the rest of the world as somebody who adheres to Islam.”

        This site confirms that it’s a symbol of Muslim identity and faithfulness: http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-terror-commander-in-the-white-kufi-hat/article3278239.ece

        The terror commander in the white kufi hat

        How Hafiz Muhammad Saeed became one of the world’s most wanted men

        Late last year, a man in a white kufi hat, the emblem of jihadist chic across south Asia, paused briefly as he looked out at tens of thousands of his supporters, many waving the black flags of the Lashkar-e-Taiba as the sun set behind them.

        Hafiz Muhammad Saeed had already spoken, at the December 18 rally, of the war in Afghanistan and the treachery of the Pakistani politicians who had waged it. He had promised the jihad in Jammu and Kashmir “would continue until the Indian army leaves.”

        “Now my last message, brothers,” he began. “The one problem greater than all problems is this new world order and it will not be allowed. God willing, the order of Islam will prevail. God willing, we will defend Pakistan and this Pakistan of God and the Prophet, nuclear Pakistan will shine on the world map…”

        There is only one cure for America — jihad, jihad,” the crowd roared, “only one cure for India — jihad, jihad.””

      • http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/obama-on-the-issues-and-his-grandfathers-wives/

        He has excerpts there from a longer interview with Barry.

        “Q. How much difference does it make in dealing with Pakistan or Islamic rulers generally that you have a Muslim grandfather? Does that give you maybe less credibility in Alabama perhaps but more in Pakistan?

        A. Probably my family background in and of itself may be less relevant, because the truth is my grandfather was Muslim but I never knew him. My father was basically an atheist or agnostic and I didn’t really know him either. But the connection that’s more direct is the four years I spent in Indonesia as a child — in a predominantly Muslim country. And although my stepfather wasn’t a practicing Muslim [LIE! Why take Barry to the mosque then?] either, you know, I obviously was immersed in the culture that, you know, in which Islam played a role. I think it does make a difference. I think it makes people feel that I am less likely to engage in stereotypes and that I’m less likely to respond out of fear toward the Muslim world. That I’m willing and able to listen. And most importantly, I think, in our foreign policy, that I’m dealing with people on the basis of mutual dignity and respect. [MUTUAL dignity and respect? MUTUAL? JIHAD is dignity and respect? Blowing people up shows dignity and respect? Crying “death to America” shows MUTUAL respect?] . . . one of the biggest problems with the Bush administration’s . . . foreign policy is a general dismissiveness, a sense that we will do what we please and we expect the world to align itself with whatever decisions that we make. [Sounds like Barry’s M.O.] And the degree to which not just the Islamic world . . .finds it to be myopic because it doesn’t recognize all the shifts of power that have taken place around the world, I think is important. But the last thing I’d — the last point I guess I would make about this, you know, my experience growing up in Indonesia or having family in small villages in Africa, I think it makes me much more mindful of the importance of issues like personal security or freedom from corruption or freedom from arbitrary violence. [Consider the irony! We’re sure free from corruption.] Because I’ve witnessed it in much more direct ways than I think the average American has witnessed it. You know, when I was growing up, and I write about this in my first book, you know, seeing beggars on the streets in front of the homes of generals who, you know, have a monopoly on all wheat imports . . . Right? And seeing the very real consequences of corruption. Or, you know, the fear that my own stepfather experienced when his visa was revoked and he was called back from studying in Hawaii because there’d been a military coup. And understanding that, you know, what we should be importing is not just an electocracy, [IMPORTING an ELECTOCRACY?] not just sort of the form of democracy but that there’s — that the dsubstance of electricity and water and freedom from disease and freedom from arbitrary arrest and the host of issues that people every day are struggling with, you know, for me to be attuned to that, I think, would make me a much better president. [Redistribution of America’s wealth?]

        Q. And your grandfather was Sunni?

        A. No, I have no idea because my grandfather, I mean he grew up in traditional Luo culture. But fascinating, how he became Muslim was he actually was a cook for with the British army. And they then took him overseas. He initially converted to Christianity, and so I think was a Christian probably as long as he was a Muslim. And then at some point I think they may have gone to Saudi Arabia, [Say what?!!!! As in they made the hajj? Why else did “they” go to Saudi Arabia?] I mean the stories are somewhat vague, he converted to Islam because I think he liked the — he was a very stern character and I think he just liked the idea that somehow, I think in the end Christianity seemed a little soft to him, the whole turn-the-other-cheek thing. So it appealed to his temperament more. I mean this is the story, I never met him, but this is the stories that I get.

        Q. He had multiple wives?

        A. Oh, yeah. Well, ultimately he only had two.

        Q. Simultaneous though?

        A. Let me think. [Lies are hard to remember.] You know, actually — no, no, I mean the Luo were polygamists, as were a lot of cultures at that time. So he would have viewed nothing wrong with having multiple wives, but I actually think he ended up having — no, I take — I think he would have had — I’m trying to just remember if they were consecutive or overlapping. His first wife, who was actually my blood grandmother, was — actually my, the woman who I call granny I see is actually a step-granny, so that’s actually his second wife. These things get a little fuzzy.

        Get a little fuzzy. That about sums it up. There’s more there, but I excerpted the lies about his family.

        • Just reading that tall tale again is enough crap for one day. I’m sure it’s fuzzy, like maybe he’s trying to squint his brain real hard to recall and visualize what his book said on them thar pages. FuZzY , ” these Things” , all things are Fuzzy with OBamatics, like figments of someone’s imagination Fuzzy.
          Miri, do you ever check email?

          • I usually don’t check that email. The hushmail account went kaput because they claim I didn’t check it within 3 weeks, but I did. However, the other one is the one Bridgette usually handles. She’s on hiatus, so … I can check it, if it’s important. 🙂

          • I’ll wait, Thanks Miri

          • Rosemary Woodhouse

            I, too, was wondering Alfy because I sent an email as well but never heard back from anyone. I found it odd, but didn’t comment on it.

            • Sorry, Rosemary. As I said, Bridgette usually handles that email address and we usually confab about how to respond to comments from the contact us box. With her trip and the holidays and with all of us being busy, we haven’t addressed your comment yet. We will, in time. My first impression is: go for it, but it’s time consuming.

    • Another D’sheiki moment! Well, if it’s real, it’s probably a KWANZA party and not what you think. Remember? And George Henry Kujenga Obama Buckner liked KWANZA too…which of course may be worse than a good Muslim Shindig. I think O went to one in Hawaii one Christmas, if I’m not mistaken. Course , this could just be another “photoshop op”. Uh, isn’t that the word…CHANGE in the backgroung,hmm…maybe…..and his face looks alfy familiar, like a photo from the past. hmmmm…..

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      No surprise.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        This comment pertains to the new Muslim photo.

        • Exactly Rosemary…no surprise.

          The way they are dressed it looks like they are in Kenya for their muslim wedding ceremony. The change poster in the back ground, and approx. year the picture was taken also would add up too it being Kenya.

  6. Happy and Blessed New Year to all of you.. Thanks for all you do!
    Happy and Blessed New Year to all of you. Thanks for all you do.

  7. Not sure how it double posted, oh well!

  8. Magical thinking: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-i-cut-spending-over-trillion-dollars-2011 Truth optional.

    Obama: ‘I Cut Spending by Over a Trillion Dollars in 2011’

    Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” on Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he cut spending by more than $1 trillion in 2011. However, the White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending increased by $147 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011.

    Host David Gregory asked Obama: “Well, you talk about dysfunction in Washington. You signed this legislation setting up the fiscal cliff 17 months ago. How accountable are you for the fact that Washington can’t get anything done and that we are at this deadline again?”

    Obama responded: “Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.

    In fiscal 2011, federal spending was $3,603,213,000,000. That was an increase of $147 billion.

    While President Obama did not cut federal spending by $1 trillion in 2011, he did increase the debt by more than $1 trillion in that fiscal year. [Increase or cut? Who’s keeping track? It’s the same thing isn’t it? A trillion here. A trillion there. Chump change. What matters is what he says, not what’s TRUE. What matters is how good the crap he says sounds and whether or not people are stupid enough to swallow his lies!]

    In fiscal 2011, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the federal deficit was $1,299,595,000,000. That was up from a deficit of $1,293,489,000,000 in fiscal 2010.

    I think we can probably assume that David Gregory allowed him to get away with that whopper.

    • the fiscal cliff morphed into a $4 trillion fiscal mountain. We were expecting a $20 trillion debt by the end of Obama’s term. Now it will be $24 trillion. 👿

  9. Happy and Blessed New Year Patriots. 🙂

  10. Happy new year ya’ll! God bless you all – for keeping me somewhat sane! Cheers!

  11. “The Gate of the Year, by Minnie Louise Haskins:

    God Knows

    And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

    ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’

    And he replied:

    ‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
    So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

    So heart be still:
    What need our little life
    Our human life to know,
    If God hath comprehension?
    In all the dizzy strife
    Of things both high and low,
    God hideth His intention.

    God knows. His will
    Is best. The stretch of years
    Which wind ahead, so dim
    To our imperfect vision,
    Are clear to God. Our fears
    Are premature; In Him,
    All time hath full provision.

    Then rest: until
    God moves to lift the veil
    From our impatient eyes,
    When, as the sweeter features
    Of Life’s stern face we hail,
    Fair beyond all surmise
    God’s thought around His creatures
    Our mind shall fill'”

  12. h/t Citizen Wells:


    John F. Kennedy said: “By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

    “Extremely unlikely” becomes, in the Obamanation, EXTREMELY likely. So soon after the horrors of Hitler, how LITTLE Kennedy knew or seems to have known about the dangers we faced FROM WITHIN. From within HIS OWN PARTY. Do note, however, that KENNEDY DID GET IT–HE KNEW WHAT THE REAL PURPOSE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT WAS. TO ALLOW THE PEOPLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT. None of this “citizens don’t need military weapons to hunt or skeet shoot.” HE KNEW. His party knows, too, they just CHOOSE to deny the real reason for the Second Amendment, because they WANT TO INSTITUTE A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT.

    • http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/01/01/no-maam-letter-from-u-s-marine-to-dianne-feinstein-goes-viral-12897

      ‘No ma’am’: Letter from U.S. Marine to Dianne Feinstein goes viral

      Senator Dianne Feinstein,

      I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

      I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

      I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

      I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

      We, the people, deserve better than you.

      Respectfully Submitted,
      Joshua Boston
      Cpl, United States Marine Corps


      There’s an interview with this veteran at the link.

  13. Unfortunately this is the stupid Socialist fascist mentality were are up against –

    You predicted this Miri, and of course you were right…again!

    Al Sharpton: KNIFE CONTROL Comes Next After Guns

    Published on Dec 31, 2012

    REV AL SHARPTON (28 Dec 2012): In any civilized society you do not see massacres continue to happen, from Tucson to Aurora to Columbine to Virginia Tech to where we are now in Newtown to Chicago and you keep the same laws when clearly they’re not working.

    ROSCOE IN MARYLAND: What happens when the criminal goes to knives Al?

    REV AL SHARPTON: Then you deal with knives.


    REV AL SHARPTON: The same thing as if you have a head cold and the same thing you do if you have a head cold and the cold is gone and you have a headache. Then you take headache medicine. The job of society is to deal with whatever problem confronts it.

    • In any civilized society do you see race-baiters like Al Sharpton capitalizing on the case of a young girl who LIED and falsely accused innocent men of a horrific racially-motivated crime (rape and assault), destroying their lives before they were eventually exonerated? In a civilized society, do you see race-baiters like Al Sharpton ginning up incidents like the Crown Heights riot or the Freddie’s Fashion Mart riot, incidents that caused deaths of innocent people? btw, in the Crown Heights riot, a man was stabbed to death. This happened in 1991. What took Al so long to come out against knives? In the Freddie’s Fashion Mart incident, “On December 8, 1995 Roland J. Smith Jr., one of the protesters, entered Harari’s store with a gun and flammable liquid, shot several customers and set the store on fire. The gunman fatally shot himself, and seven store employees died of smoke inhalation.” That was 1995. Did Al take any steps to prevent guys like Roland J. Smith Jr. from getting guns or flammable liquid? Have you heard Al come out for banning “flammable liquid?”

  14. And we wonder why America’s moral’s have been destroyed!!! CNN is a major New’s network……with No morals, but we already new this. Disgusting!!

    Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper’s Crotch On National Television
    January 01, 2013 | 09:07


    • Disgusting pigs. Let’s remember that Cooper is no innocent in this destruction of our moral culture–he’s the person who popularized the phrase “tea bagging” in the Alinsky/Obama campaign to deride, delegitimize, and destroy the “Tea Party”.

  15. AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie) FREE to watch for a limited time.


    This movie completely explains who found Obama and put him into office and why. 4 decades of dedicated American communists. Please do take the time too watch.

  16. Here’s at least one reason to have Boehner back as House leader:

    Boehner Responds to Harry Reid’s Attack… “Go F**k Yourself”

    House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday.

    It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

    “Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

    Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?”

    Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.””

    My sentiments exactly.

  17. Is this really hard to believe? I think not:


    Obama Returns to Hawaii at an Added Cost of Over $3 Million

    In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers.

    The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.

    The added cost was incurred because by the time the Obamas return from Hawaii – whenever that is – the president will have used Air Force One to travel to Honolulu and back twice. …

    the travel cost alone of Obama’s decision to return to Hawaii amounts to around $3.24 million. And that doesn’t include the price tag for the massive security operation required to move the president or the cost of the cargo plane that follows Air Force One around.

    The Obamas could have saved taxpayers millions by returning from Hawaii together after Christmas and then resuming their vacation at one of the many ritzy resorts that lie outside of Washington. If the beach is a must, even a trip to Florida would have been far less expensive.

    Or they could have simply stayed at the White House or Camp David, each a luxurious government-run installation, billing taxpayers a relative pittance.”

    For most of us, the holidays are already over. But not for the Obamas. Barry will NOT be “cheated” out of his “well earned” vacation. So because he thinks he had to return to DC, their vacation will cost the taxpayers twice as much. The original price was outrageous enough!

  18. Remember that newspaper that published the names of gun permit holders? You can’t make this stuff up. They have HIRED ARMED SECURITY GUARDS:


    Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

    A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

    According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.

    Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.”

  19. Just for kicks. h/t Mr. Beckwith at the Obama Files Forum. He recommends this video:

    • http://www.codyjudy.blogspot.com/2012/12/election-challenge-w-scotus-invokes.html

      That blog has a story that confirms that they did move the date that the electoral votes will be counted. It’s now January 4–two days from now. Coincidentally, or not, the case of Cody Robert Judy versus Barack Hussein Obama II is distributed for conference at the SCOTUS ON January 4, 2013. http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12-5276.htm

      I don’t know if this article has been linked before, but this is Attorney Klayman weighing in on the eligibility issue: http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/obama-eligible-only-to-defraud/

      Obama: Eligible only to defraud

      Barack Hussein Obama is “eligible” for only one thing: to deceive the American people and the world community into believing he is a legitimate president of the United States. In practice, that is according to all of the judges who thus far have ruled in lawsuits concerning his lack of legal status under the U.S. Constitution as a “natural born citizen.”

      As you know, to qualify for the office of president, the law, plain and simple, requires that a person be born in the United States or one of its territories, to two American citizen parents. In watching the HBO miniseries “John Adams” on DVD over the holidays, after many years since it was first shown on television, I was starkly reminded why the framers of the U.S. Constitution inserted this special requirement for the highest offices in the land – president and vice president – into our body politic. This was because there were those persons around them, such as John Dickinson, the colonial delegate and a Tory from Pennsylvania, who to the end advocated against independence from King George III and had remained loyal to the British crown, even when it was clear that the crown was no longer “loyal” to the colonies. These types of individuals clearly were a risk to the new nation. Thus, all foreign influences were designed to be removed in the future from even getting close to the presidency.

      By contrast to Barack Hussein Obama, whose Kenyan British-subject father was not only anti-American, but a vehement anti-Semite, anti-Christian Muslim Marxist, John Dickinson was an icon of virtue. Not so virtuous is our illegitimate president, senior’s son, who is a chip off the old block. The Founding Fathers would be outraged to learn that the system of checks and balances they devised, and in particular the judicial branch of government, had broken down after only 236 years following the Declaration of Independence, allowing someone like junior to run for and win the presidency through fraudulent acts that presented him as a natural born citizen. In this way, Obama could illegally seize control of the fate of the nation as a type of “Manchurian candidate” for interests hostile to the United States and all it stands for.

      In the face of clear-cut law, the judges in the various states where eligibility challenges have been filed have dodged and weaved to avoid finding Obama ineligible – or, for that matter, even allow for a full evidentiary hearing on the issue. That is because in today’s world to take on the powerful establishment forces is a death knell to appointment to a higher government position. …”

  20. Obama is a fraud. 👿

    • Coup d’etat. by design.

      Happy New Year; be ye Glad for the usurpation as it gave us a silver lining.
      a light on the cockroaches.

      we know. we are not snookered and cannot be bamboozled.

      fundamentally transformed; a seige. riling up civil commotion to incite a war, aiding our enemies and local foreigners on the dole. respect Islam or else…

      i am sure the fugly one cannot wait til she is Queen of the United Nations.
      all in due time. the USA presidency is just a stepping stone…

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Zen, I have a feeling the next few months are going to bring a tsunami of such overwhelming and epic proportion that the average person will indeed feel overwhelmed and will turn to the person who has a plan for “peace and security”.

  21. Rosemary Woodhouse

    I wish I could find a video clip but can’t. This reminds me of the fake crying scene of William Hurt in Broadcast News.

    • I waver back and forth. He seemed to be a tough cookie, which would be exactly what you need to deal with Barry, but …

      There’s something rotten in DC. There’s some reason. Something being held over EVERYONE’S head. Now Barry is saying there’s no way he will negotiate AT ALL on raising the debt ceiling AND they plan yet ANOTHER huge campaign-like program to raise fear amongst the populace about these new “cliffs” coming up. The debt ceiling, the sequestration, the budget to fund government. He’s planning to ram through immigration reform and gun control, too. Of course, he recently issued yet another rule change allowing more illegal aliens to get green cards. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jan/02/new-immigration-policy-aims-limit-family-separatio/

      New Immigration Policy Aims To Limit Family Separation

      Federal authorities announced a new policy Monday to help some families stay together during the immigration process.

      The change addresses the fact that some undocumented immigrants who marry U.S. citizens, or have parents or children who are U.S. citizens, face a dilemma when it comes to legalizing their own status.

      Under certain conditions, the only way these immigrants can gain a green card through their U.S. citizen relative is to go back to their home country, and apply at a U.S. consulate office from there. But once these immigrants leave the country, they can be barred from coming back in for years.

      If they can prove separation from a U.S. citizen family member will cause extreme hardship, they can get a waiver to come back sooner, but it still takes several months.

      The new Department of Homeland Security rule, which is set to be published to the federal register on Jan. 3 and takes effect in early March, seeks to reduce that family separation by allowing immigrants to apply for those hardship waivers from the U.S.

      “This new process facilitates the legal immigration process and reduces long periods of separation between U.S. citizens and their immediate relatives,” said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas in a media conference call.

      Under the new rule, this category of green card applicant would still have to travel to their home country to apply, but their time away would be reduced from months to weeks.”

      The story goes on to say that they will assess and then decide later whether to “expand” it to more categories of UNLAWFUL “immigrants”.

      • Miri | January 3, 2013 at 9:14 am —

        “There’s something rotten in DC. There’s some reason. Something being held over EVERYONE’S head.”
        Perhaps they ALL fear “The Truth”. The tangled-web situation?
        Lawrence Sellin:

        “Exposing Obama would reveal the depth of US Government corruption”

        “It is not now politically advantageous for either the Democrat or the Republican Party to tell the truth about Barack Obama; that he is an illegal President and very likely a felon, who has a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration and is using a Social Security Number not issued to him.
        Both parties are steadfastly protecting Obama to protect their investment in the corrupt political status quo.

        Both Democrats and Republican recognize that exposing Obama will lead to a bloodbath of revelations about their complicity to undermine the Constitution and flout the rule of law, which would jeopardize their comfortable lifestyles. The truth would generate genuine outrage among the American people.”

        July 19, 2012

        Charles Kerchner:

        “The Big Lie – Obama is the Living Example and Personification of The Big Lie Propaganda Technique. Obama is The Big Lie!”

        “People often ask if Obama’s life story is not true, why haven’t the Congress, major media, and Republican Party exposed it. My answer is that they are complicit in it. For the details on that complicity see my essay on The Perfect Storm for a Constitutional Crisis and the collusion between these three groups to abrogate Article II Section 1, the presidential eligibility clause in the 2008 election cycle. Also remember the old adage that once a lie has been told more lies need to be told to cover up for the first lie. That is what we are witnessing with Obama. Lie after lie has been told by him and for him. … Thus this has now all evolved into a classic case of The Big Lie and propaganda operation that the average American not following things closely can now hardly believe that such a whopper could be told and that no one would be exposing it. That is the whole basis of The Big Lie. And Obama is the beneficiary of it all and is a walking, talking product of The Big Lie technique. The lie is now so big that no one wants to believe it all could be a lie. …”


        • Food for thought. That’s a much more benign (more benign but not benign) explanation than other scenarios my paranoid mind can imagine. There’s SOME explanation. Perhaps Occam’s razor would uncover that it’s just a matter of them not acting soon enough. Like boiling a frog slowly. Now that the water’s too hot, they can’t hop anymore. He is the embodiment of the Big Lie, though. We can all agree on that. If his lips are moving, he’s lying. No wonder his mother abandoned him.

    • “** UPDATE — Boehner is now making concessions in what AMA’s Meyer says is an attempt “to try to save face.” The Hill reports he told Republicans he won’t negotiate one-on-one with President Barack Obama anymore.

      “He is recommitting himself and the House to what we’ve done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will,” a Boehner aide told The Hill.

      Boehner also caved on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, and will now have a vote on the package on Friday.”

      Gee, isn’t that what I’ve been saying Boehner ought to do all along? It’s not Barry’s job to create or be involved in creating LEGISLATION. His only job is to sign it or veto it. (And he can’t even do that! After flying to DC to become involved in the job of CONGRESS, he flew back to Hawaii for vacation (when everyone else is going back to work) and signed the bill electronically! Well, why not? His BC exists only in cyberspace.)

      So Boehner is agreeing that if he survives as Speaker he will actually act as Speaker as the Constitution provides? They NEVER ought to have negotiated with Barry. They ought to ORIGINATE bills, as specified in the Constitution, send them to the Senate and keep the pressure on them in the Senate. When will they ever learn? Once the bill is sent to the Senate, then they should play that one note: “We’ve done our job; our bill does x,y,z; it’s up to Reid and company to ACT on it. Ball is in their court. If they don’t act in time, the onus is on THEM and THEY can explain to the American people.”

  22. Here’s irony for you. Glenn Beck was rejected when he tried to buy Current TV because his views were incompatible with the goals of the progressive owners. They eventually sold the station to AL JAZEERA!

    Glenn Beck Rejected In Bid To Buy Current TV, Told He Was ‘Not Aligned’ To Network’s Point Of View

    Glenn Beck has been rejected in his bid to purchase Current TV, being told instead that he was not aligned to the network’s point of view.

    Current TV was recently purchased by Al Jazeera, news that prompted Glenn Beck to tweet about being rejected in his attempt to buy the network. Beck tweeted: “Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”

    The Wall Street Journal also reported on Beck’s failed attempt to purchase Current TV, reporting that Beck’s news network The Blaze approached Current. Instead, Beck “was told that ‘the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,’ ” a person close to the negotiations told the Wall Street Journal.

    Understanding the history of Current TV, it only makes sense that Glenn Beck was rejected, the Atlantic Wire noted:

    “Well no kidding! Current TV is the network founded by former Democratic Vice President Al Gore, later anchored by progressive hero-villain Keith Olbermann and recently featuring liberal former New York governor Eliot “I Do What I Want” Spitzer. This is the network that Glenn Beck, the far-right fanatic that was too extreme for even Fox News to handle, wanted to buy. It’s entirely unclear how far negotiations between Beck and Current TV got, if anywhere beyond Current’s executives laughing TheBlaze crew out of the room.””

    One good thing that comes out of this is that at least now it’s transparent exactly WHAT views ARE compatible with those who founded Current TV: Al Gore’s cabal prefers AL JAZEERA to the views of a conservative, MORMON American. Foreign Muslims are better aligned than a Christian AMERICAN.

    So Gore, Olbermann, Spitzer, and Al Jazeera all are “aligned” in their points of view.

    We suspected, but now we have an admission on their part!

  23. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-leaves-hospital-after-treatment-for-blood-clot/2013/01/02/997df096-552d-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html
    Hillary Clinton discharged from hospital
    … The doctors, Lisa Bardack of the Mount Kisco Medical Group and Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University, said Clinton had suffered no neurological damage or stroke and was being treated with blood thinners. They did not indicate what caused the clot, which was discovered after she contracted a stomach virus during a trip last month to Europe. On Dec. 15, the State Department said she had also suffered a concussion from a fall after fainting from virus-related dehydration.

    Clinton’s lengthy absence clouds the closing days or weeks of a widely respected tenure as secretary of state and has fed speculation about the severity of her illness. The unusual health scare ensures that she would be questioned closely about her fitness should she run for president in 2016. …

    Uncertainty about her condition left unclear whether she would keep her promise to testify to Congress about the report of an independent panel that found severe shortfalls in State Department security and planning ahead of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on a diplomatic compound and CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.

    Clinton remains committed to testifying, a State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the secretary’s health in greater depth, said this week. No dates for her testimony have been announced. Some Republicans have threatened to hold up confirmation of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) as her successor.

    Although no date for Kerry’s confirmation hearing has been announced, the White House had hoped that his nomination would move quickly through the Senate in January. Clinton had long said that she planned to stay only through President Obama’s first term. He selected Kerry as her replacement on Dec. 21.

    Clinton had canceled appearances before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Dec. 20 because of the concussion. She sent deputies in her place and promised to testify in person in January. That was mostly a gesture to House Republicans, some of whom have accused the administration of duplicity in explaining the origin of the Benghazi attack and the administration’s response.

    The incoming chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Edward R. Royce (R-Calif.), had said that he wanted to hear from Clinton directly. When the Accountability Review Board’s findings of security lapses were released, Royce said they pointed to an unacceptable failure of leadership.”

    So Hillary is committed to testifying. Right. And she’s NOT planning to run for president. Remember? Do you believe ANY of this? I don’t. On an amusing note, somebody called this a “head fake”.

  24. “Affidavit: DHS Special Agent Stephen Coffman; Obama Selective Service Registration Forged”

    “Affidavit: Retired Resident Agent in Charge/Special Agent from the Department of Homeland Security and Retired Coast Guard Investigative Service Chief Investigator, Jeffery Stephen Coffman; Obama’s Forged Selective Service
    Affidavit Signed January 2, 2013

    # 18 from the Affidavit: Based on my observations, research, experience and training, it is my belief that the Selective Service registration card I received under the Freedom Of Information Act request under Barack Obama has been altered. – H/T Devvy Kidd.”


    • I remember when Mr. Coffman first told her about that forgery. His was a very convincing case and he is a very credible person. It’s of utmost importance to note that Obama did not speak about registering for the draft until two days after this “altered” information was provided to Coffman under the FOIA request.

      Orly has some kind of hearing today, doesn’t she?

  25. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-promised-not-use-signing-statements-released-one-last-night_693582.html

    Obama breaks own pledge and creates a long “signing statement” about the defense authorization bill, which he signed, in which he lays out how he will not follow the law he just signed. It’s too long to copy here, so read it at the link, if you wish.

    Citizen Wells might address this one. What I see, from a quick read, is that Barry has NO INTENTION of allowing Congress to bar him from transferring Guantanamo terrorists into the USA. They have that prison up near Chicago where they intend to put them. He has to keep his “promise” to close Guantanamo, after all. He has to put them somewhere in the meantime, until he pardons them all and sends them home before he leaves office after the next election. My prediction. We’ll see what happens.

    He also doubles down on his belief that these war criminals should be tried in civilian courts in the USA. There’s something in his statement about making sure that the Congress’s provisions don’t impede his goals for gay rights in the military. Also something about the importance of the New START Treaty. Also something about submitting information to Congress (he doesn’t WANT to be transparent).

    So those are his priorities: gays, secrecy to avoid Congressional oversight, unilateral disarmament of the USA, and “justice” for murdering terrorists.

    He also has something in there that sounds pro-rendition. It’s basically Obama warning us that he’s going to do what he wants to do, like a dictator, which is what he does anyway. Witness those prisoners in Benghazi that weren’t supposed to be there. Not to mention giving arms to Al Qaeda.

    A judge just ruled that he doesn’t have to give information to anyone concerning targeted drone killings. She ruled this, even though she recognizes the “Alice in Wonderland” speciousness of Obama’s arguments!


    Alice in Wonderland’ Ruling Lets Feds Keep Mum on Targeted-Killing Legal Rationale

    The President Barack Obama administration does not have to disclose the legal basis for its drone targeted killing program of Americans, according to a Wednesday decision a judge likened to “Alice in Wonderland”.

    U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon of New York, ruling in lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and The New York Times, said she was caught in a “paradoxical situation” of allowing the administration to claim it was legal to kill enemies outside traditional combat zones while keeping the legal rational secret.

    The opinion comes months after 26 members of Congress asked Obama, in a letter, to consider the consequences of drone killing and to explain the necessity of the program. The use of drones to shoot missiles from afar at vehicles and buildings that the nation’s intelligence agencies believe are being used by suspected terrorists began under the George W. Bush administration and was widened by the Obama administration to allow the targeting of American citizens. Drone strikes by the Pentagon and the CIA have sparked backlashes from foreign governments and populations, as the strikes often kill civilians, including women and children.

    In the end, however, the government’s claim of national security trumped the Freedom of Information Act. According to Judge McMahon:

    this court is constrained by law, and under the law, I can only conclude that the government has not violated FOIA by refusing to turn over the documents sought in the FOIA requests, and so cannot be compelled by this court of law to explain in detail the reasons why its actions do not violate the Constitution and laws of the United States. The Alice-in-Wonderland nature of this pronouncement is not lost on me; but after careful and extensive consideration, I find myself stuck in a paradoxical situation in which I cannot solve a problem because of contradictory constraints and rules — a veritable catch-22. I can find no way around the thicket of laws and precedents that effectively allow the Executive Branch of our government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for their conclusion a secret.

    I can find one! If she can’t find one, she ought to ask Barry’s advice–he’s an expert on circumventing the law and the Constitution. However, the rights of the PEOPLE outweigh the government. In this country, We the People RULE. The Congress, as representatives of THE PEOPLE, are more powerful than the potus, who is an employee of the executive branch. An EMPLOYEE of the PEOPLE> She should err on the side of the PEOPLE when choosing between laws their representatives made (and a president signed) and dubious claims of a pResident. The LIVES of US citizens are more important than whatever Barry is hiding with regard to his LEGAL RATIONALE for assassinating US citizens by drone attacks. (I’m not defending the terrorist alleged US citizens here, but if it’s true that Barry had killed a 16-year-old US citizen whose only crime was to be the son of a terrorist, then certainly our representatives in Congress need to oversee this program.)

  26. This one speaks for itself. The DAR has removed references to Christ from their literature. I suppose they’ve decided that Muslims had a big hand in creating this nation? What is their rationale?

    Here’s a story: http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/patriotic-group-told-to-stop-praying-in-jesus-name.html

    Patriotic Group Told to Stop Praying in Jesus’ Name

    The Daughters of the American Revolution, one of the nation’s oldest patriotic organizations, has erased any mention of Jesus Christ in their official book, removed prayers and poems that reference Christian imagery, and directed members to refrain from praying in the name of Christ, an outraged group of members alleged. The dispute has been brewing for more than a year when DAR members learned that the newly revised Ritual and Missal books – the primary guide for chaplains – were altered. They noticed that the name of Jesus Christ had been omitted.

    The DAR president general did not return calls seeking comment for this story.

    The members said DAR leadership made the changes to be politically correct and to accommodate new members of other religious beliefs.

    A state chaplain in the organization notified members of their concerns in a newsletter.

    “The newly updated Missal and Ritual was written to reflect the desire to be considerate of other belief systems,” the statement read. “The Chaplain General uses scripture from both the Old and New Testaments and prays in the name of God without reference Christ. Chapter and district chaplains need to follow the example set by the National Society.”

    The statement also reminded members to “appreciate the differences in members’ religious beliefs and to adapt our rituals and prayers to respect these differences.”

    That directive has infuriated rank and file members of the DAR – an organization that is deeply rooted in the Christian faith.

    The DAR has also reportedly eliminated an oath to the Constitution, a promise to respect the American flag, as well as patriotic hymns that reference God – including “America the Beautiful.”

    Members were told those items were inadvertently left out of the revision and will be included in future publications. …

    “The response from the leadership was one of being inclusive and being sensitive to non-Christians and other beliefs,” a member said. “The minority rules instead of the majority.”

    One chaplain said it broke her heart to take Jesus out of the prayers and there are reports that some members have resigned.

    The members said they were particularly disturbed that the changes were made without the vote or the approval of the 170,000 membership.”

  27. This was actually published in an Iowa newspaper:


    “Kaul: Nation needs a new agenda on guns

    … Here, then, is my “madder-than-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore” program for ending gun violence in America:

    Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.

    Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.

    • Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.

    And if that didn’t work, I’d adopt radical measures. None of that is going to happen, of course. But I’ll bet gun sales will rise.”

    Imagine a newspaper publishing an opinion column that advocates for repealing the 14th amendment (repealing black citizenship); declaring Move On a terrorist organization and making membership illegal; killing those who disagree; and dragging San Fran Nana and Harry Reid behind a truck until they see “the light” on the evils of big government. Think that would EVER happen? This is what passes for reason in the Obamanation. They are REALLY crawling out of the woodwork now. EMBOLDENED. Cockroaches all.

  28. Porky Piglet… out of control… in many ways…
    (from…. Tex A. Montana drofmanythings • a day ago)

    Gov. Porky Pig gives Obummer a public Lewinski, stabs Romney in the back and hands The Boy King from Kenya a totally undeserved re-election. The Republican Party should boot Christie’s fat a**. The rest of the Nation should let NJ know that their constant blubbering will gain little sympathy.

  29. Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots up the Mayan 14 Theater
    Dec. 17 in TX… but not a peep out of cbs/nbc/cnn/fox? An illegal?
    Security Guard with a GUN puts a stop 2 it!


  30. Romero Robeto Moya ..kills 3 brothers age 36/23/17 & shoots more.
    returned here 4 months after being DEPORTED …+ photo end of page.


  31. Happy New Year, good peeps.

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