Sunday, February 8, 2009

ACORN to do census? Out of Afghanistan?

from Over the Hill Oracles:

The answer to the census question may be decided by the Supreme Court, but watch Obama’s clandestine maneuvers to assign “responsibility” for the census from the Secretary of Commerce to the White House.

Here’s the law:

The Congress, by law directed that:

“The Secretary [of Commerce] shall perform the functions and duties imposed upon him by this title, may issue such rules and regulations as he deems necessary to carry out such functions and duties, and may delegate the performance of such functions and duties and the authority to issue such rules and regulations to such officers and employees of the Department of Commerce as he may designate.”

Credit those folks over at Samizdata ….

As I read it, the Director of the Census must, by law, be within the Department of Commerce and under the direction of the (Senate approved) Secretary of Commerce who then reports to the president. Am I missing something?
Correction: From reading through Title 13, Chapter 1 it appears obvious to me that the POTUS has no role in the census whatsoever beyond, with Senate approval, selecting the Secretary of Commerce and, also with Senate approval, selecting the Director of the Census who shall perform such duties as may be imposed upon him by law, regulations, or orders of the Secretary.” Hhmmm… No president mentioned.

The Secretary of Commerce is the only authority the law recognizes. Since as commenter Laird points out, the Constitution did not place the census function in Article II - the Executive branch but in Article I - the Legislative branch, it is not at all within the President’s reach unless the legislature places it there.

And watch for Obama to still try and put ACORN in charge of the census ….

Any question about WHY there are so many Obama-watch sites on the web???

More blurbs from the blogs:

– Stimulus Plan (Porkarama) updates are here ….

Biden: Ignore the voters

HERE’S a good question: why doesn’t Obama tell us specifically HOW this money will resolve his “now or never” crisis? We won’t see any jobs outta this political payback package for years.

– Obama has again voted “present” on this bogus stimulus plan. How to hype a crisis in two steps …. So where exactly is the change we (?) hoped for??? Forget it. It’s the same ole way with a Chicago twist ….

– BREAKING: Obama tells Gates to “stand down” on the troop surge in Afghanistan …..

Is he looking for ‘out‘ in Afghanistan???

– World opinion on Obama is fading ….

From London to America: What have you done?

Pakistan to the US: Show us the money!!!

Russia forms Alliance with six central Asian nations: Take THAT, America.

Ecuador expels US Embassy official: South America rejects the “Chicago way” …

USS Cole mom is disgusted with Obama …. article and video

Pending: More and more parents and (retired) naval personnel are speaking out about the way the killers of their loved ones are being released ….

more pending …..


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not so fast, Al ....

Let's let the system finish finishing before you scoff the drink George Soros has mixed for you ....

Then if this is, indeed, the magic potion Soros has brewed -- swig deeply, swill, and may you be bloated with the lixor of liberal lunacy.

Georgie Soros what a guy,
Bought the libs and made them sigh,
When the truth came out to all,
Georgie Soros took a fall.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama Talks Racism and Class Warfare

Please tell me why the media has not grilled this man on the topics of class warfare, racism and socialism.


We saw what happened to the Orlando station when they dared to ask tough questions ....

Here's the video, anyway.

Step up to the ballot box and stop this guy from destroying our nation!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

OBAMA: 9/11 was a "failure of empathy"

Eight days after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Obama -- the man who would be Commander in Chief -- blamed the terrorist attacks on "a failure of empathy."

The July 20 issue of the New Yorker magazine got a lot of attention for its cover, which carried a "satirical" cartoon depicting Michelle and Barack Obama that Obama supporters found tasteless and offensive. Buried inside that issue's feature story, however, was a reaction by Obama to 9/11 that all voters should find even more tasteless and offensive.

The article reprised a piece published in Chicago's Hyde Park Herald on Sept. 19, 2001, and written by a then-unknown and otherwise undistinguished state senator from Illinois. The senator, a former community organizer, wrote that after tightening security at our airports and repairing our intelligence networks, we "must also engage . . . in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness."

According to Barack Obama, the madness that drove terrorists to turn passenger jets into manned cruise missiles aimed at our centers of finance, government and military power "grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair."

As if the answer to the attacks should have been food stamps for al-Qaida.

Sen. Obama advised caution and warned of overreacting. "We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad," he wrote. "We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent."

We should also be just as concerned, he felt, with American anger and bigotry as we were about al-Qaida.

In an opinion piece in Commentary magazine, writer Abe Greenwald commented on Obama's belief that the 9/11 attacks were rooted in poverty and despair. "Strange," he called it, "considering our attackers were wealthy and educated, connected and ecstatic."

As Greenwald put it, Obama "could have asked (terrorist and colleague) Bill Ayers, 'Bill, did your 'failure of empathy' stem from your impoverished upbringing as the son of the CEO of Commonwealth Edison?" Did poverty and despair also cause the Weather Underground member and host of Obama's first fundraiser to bomb government buildings?

Fact is, the roster of terrorists and their handlers reads like a list of of Ivy Leaguers:

Osama bin Laden, the son of a Saudi billionaire, studied engineering. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, architect of 9/11 and other major attacks, has a degree in mechanical engineering. Mohammed Atta, who flew a jet into the World Trade Center, is the son of a lawyer and earned a master's degree in urban planning at Hamburg University. Ayman al-Zawahri is an eye surgeon. Seven doctors were involved in the London-Glasgow bomb plots.

You get the idea, even if Barack Obama doesn't.

In a speech before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 20, 2001, President Bush pointed out the real reasons Islamofascists hate us: "They hate what they see right here in this chamber — a democratically elected government. Their leaders are self-appointed. They hate our freedoms: our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other."

Bush aptly called the 9/11 terrorists and their ilk "the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century."

"By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions, by abandoning every value except the will to power, they follow in the path of fascism, Nazism and totalitarianism," he said.

Knowing the nature of your enemy is the key to victory. On the seventh anniversary of 9/11, we should all thank President Bush for keeping America safe. Along the way, he brought freedom and democracy to the Middle East, draining the terrorist swamp.

Bush gets it. So does John McCain. This is one thing we shouldn't want to change.

I have no idea how Obama's comments have failed to resonate with the American people. Hopefully, those words will resonate before it's too late.

credit: Gull

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ohblahma does Bible School

Ummmm ... errrr .... Sermon on the Mount?

Guess this means that the Ten Commandments don't count either, huh.

And here is an over-view the Sermon on the Mount (for those not as familiar with it as The One). You may want to particularly note the section on false prophets ....


Friday, February 1, 2008

McCain: Reporting for Duty, Sir!!!

John McCain's focus on his war record reminds me of the John Kerry campaign back in '04 .... It didn't work then. True conservatives hope it doesn't work now.

It shouldn't. Unless the doting Clinton-media's elderly poster-boy continues to receive a "pass" on his less-than-conservative voting record for the last 30-something years.

Plus -- watching the Republican party initiate it's protocol of selecting the next candidate for POTUS is not sitting well with the grassroots .....

Conservatives are not buying the "heir apparent" mantle being draped around John McCain comb-over locks. And they have good reason.

McCain does not reflect the conservative interests of his party. Never has. Likely never will.

Here's Salon's take on the scuttle-butt:

On Wednesday, we brought
some of the more apoplectic reactions from conservatives after Sen. John McCain's victory in
Florida's Republican primary. Well, the tenor of the debate on the right over
McCain's candidacy has by no means cooled over the past couple of days. If
anything, as we get to the key primaries of Super Tuesday, the anger over the
prospect of Republican presidential candidate John McCain has grown. Some
prominent conservatives are even threatening drastic action.

Take Ann Coulter. In
an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes" that's now been
widely remarked upon, she told the two hosts that if McCain was nominated, and
running against Sen. Hillary Clinton, she'd
vote for Clinton.

The brothers Limbaugh -- Rush and lesser-known sibling David -- have been
hitting McCain hard in recent days. On Rush's Web site, in a list of quotes from his Thursday broadcast he includes, among
others, "McCain's kind of like the Clintons in a sense: you tell the truth about
them and they think it's a personal attack" and "Lindsey Graham is certainly
close enough to John McCain to die of anal poisoning." (We hope there's some
sort of legitimate reference in that second one that we're just not getting, but
we doubt it.) Then David, in a column on Friday, wrote, McCain "is the
anti-conservative. He instinctively sides against conservatives and relishes
poking them in the eye.

"He enjoys cavorting and colluding with our political enemies and basks in
the fawning attention they give him. Adding insult to injury, he now pretends to
be the very thing he is not: an across-the-board Reagan conservative."

Then there's Michelle Malkin, last seen implying that perhaps there was
something amiss with the voting in Florida that led to McCain's win, who was set off again by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's
appearance with McCain Thursday. "So, Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed John
McCain. He extolled McCain for 'reach[ing] across the political aisle to get
things done' ...

"To which I say: When did it become the Republican Party's top priority to
'get things done?'" Malkin wrote.

She continued: "'Get things done' is mindless liberal code for passing
legislation and expanding government.

"And as McCain's ample legislative record demonstrates, 'reaching across
the political aisle' never entails pulling opponents to the right. It always
entails selling out the right.

"How about defending our side of the political aisle?"

In a column, Thomas Sowell went after McCain's prized reputation as
a "straight talker." "We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain
gives 'straight talk' and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the
'Straight Talk Express.' But endless repetition does not make something true,"
Sowell wrote. "... When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain
tends to fall back on his record as a war hero in Vietnam.

"Let's talk sense. Benedict Arnold was a war hero but that did not exempt
him from condemnation for his later betrayal."

Meanwhile, McCain's chief remaining rival on the Republican side, former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
is quickly racking up endorsements from influential conservatives.
Sean Hannity, previously a barely closeted supporter of Rudy Giuliani's, was one
of the first to jump. Hannity's fellow radio host Laura Ingraham endorsed Romney on her show Friday morning; joining her for
the broadcast was former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum, who has
been outspokenly anti-McCain, made his endorsement of Romney official on Ingraham's show.

In a conference call with conservative bloggers on Friday, Romney
acknowledged the support he's gotten, saying: "When Sean Hannity says he's voting for me, when Laura
Ingraham says she's endorsing me ... Rush has been going after McCain pretty
aggressively. Michael Reagan has been pretty aggressive. The world of
conservatism is pretty solidly behind my effort."

Hang in there, Mitt. We need you.

More at Perish the Thought, Over-the-Hill Oracles and Elderscapes.


Monday, January 7, 2008

Romney on Washington Needs

He has my support.

What Washington needs is Mitt Romney. And so does the rest of America!!