Monday, March 2, 2015
Daily Caller - Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker admitted on “Fox News Sunday” that while he once supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, his view had changed in light of President Barack Obama’s executive actions.(VIDEO: Scott Walker Hits Back At ‘Elitist’ Howard Dean For Insulting His Lack Of College Degree)
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Cynthia Quinn - While trying to get to the bottom of the Net Neutrality scam, I came across some important information that I believe can render the over 300 page book of new internet regulations null and void. This report exposes crony capitalism gone wild, a “follow the money trail” that should alarm us all.
Three months ago, Obama called for strong net-neutrality regulations, an easy ‘fait accompli’ for our tyrannical leader considering the fact that his appointed Chair of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is Tom Wheeler, his former campaign bundler who helped raise more than $700,000 to help him get elected twice. Wheeler first became aware of Obama after his wife, Carole Wheeler read one of Obama’s books.They both became early, enthusiastic supporters and even moved to Iowa for nearly two months (where she is from) to head up a field office leading up to the 2008 Iowa caucuses. Obama took the district on polling day.
Upon accepting the FCC position, Wheeler pledged to divest his stock holdings in AT&T, Verizon Communications, and in nearly 80 other technology, media, and telecommunications firms within 90 days of his confirmation as FCC chairman. A former telecommunications industry lobbyist and past president of wireless association CTIA and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Wheeler also advised the US Office of Government Ethics (OGE) that upon Senate confirmation, he would resign as partner and managing director of private equity firmCore Capital Partners and refrain from participating in FCC matters that relate to funds affiliated with Core Capitol or to parties represented by Core Capitol.
Wheeler was sworn in as the Chair on November 4th, 2013 and according to Bloomberg Business, as of February 26, 2015 he is still listed as a partner at Core Capital and as an advisor at Mercator Partners, LLC. His position as ‘advisor’ at Mercator involves no less than 288 ‘relationships,’ including some of the same he dealt with at Core Capitol! Also, according to Bloomberg Business, Tom Wheeler is still on the boards of Nielsen Mobile, LLC, Roundbox, Inc., Twisted Pair Solution, Inc., OmniSky Corporation, Impatica Inc., RealNetworks Asia Pacific Co. Ltd., LimeLife, Inc. and TNS, Inc., all telecommunications companies that could very well benefit from his Net Neutrality regulations. The report shows Tom Wheeler is connected to 14 Board Members in 14 different organizations across 20 different industries. At that link, take a look at all his other affiliations! Notice that Wheeler’s age at Bloomberg has been updated and is correct! If even a portion of the Bloomberg Business report is found to be accurate, Wheeler needs to be removed from the FCC now!
Wheeler’s other two Democrat stablemates at FCC include Mignon Clyburn, daughter of Congressman James E. Clyburn. If you look at who Rep.Clyburn’s biggest campaign contributors were for 2013-2014, (here at this link) you will see donations of $20,000 or more from; National Cable & Telecommunications Assn, Honeywell International, Verizon Communications, Google, Inc., Att&T , Microsoft, Time Warner Cable and Comcast. In addition, one of James Clyburn assets includeOakmark Fund, whose equity includes 27.4% in information technology and two of its top ten holdings is Google and Oracle. Conflict?
James Clyburn’s daughter Mignon was feted at the Walter Kaitz Foundation annual dinner last September in which she received the “diversity advocate” award. Comcast was a presenting sponsor with their donation of $110,000 and Time Warner had paid $22,000 earlier to the same foundation that supports diversity in the cable industry. It was during the same time that Comcast and Time Warner were considering a merger when commissioner Mignon was honored! Conflict?
The other Democrat commissioner at the FCC is Jessica Rosenworcel who before entering public service, practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle and Reath. Rosenworcel served under the leadership of Senator John D Rockefeller IV and Senator Daniel Inouye. She is married to Mark I Bailen who is an associate in the Washington firm of Baker & Hostetler. Mark is mentioned as having clients in the growing fields of internet and digital media. He represents websites, bloggers, and others who publish and disseminate news, information, opinions, and ideas. Conflict?
The two Republican commissioners on the FCC, Ajit Pai and Mike O’Reilly urged the agency to delay a vote on February 26th saying the proposal should be made public and subject to a 30-day review before the proposal is completed. On Capitol Hill, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) urged Wheeler to appear on Capitol Hill before the vote to make the proposal public. They were declined.
The Internet has proven that creativity and innovation flourish best when governments govern least. The United States has a solemn duty to protect the legacy it founded; he who controls the Internet does control the destiny of nations—and ultimately the destiny of freedom.
What no one is telling the American public is that the next logical step is for the United Nations to step in to oversee the internet. A brand new document that has just been translated into English focuses on how the internet should be governed for “information security.” The document included the phrase, “All States must play the same role in, and carry equal responsibility for, international governance of the Internet.” There are references to governments working together in “combating criminal and terrorist activities” online, and in “curbing the dissemination of information that incites terrorism, separatism or extremism or that inflames hatred on ethnic, racial or religious grounds.” Also mentioned is the protection of “national security or of public order, or of public health or morals.” See where this is headed? The internet is doomed if governed by corrupt, NWO crony capitalists!
In his State of the Union Address in 2010, President Barack Obama touted his efforts to bar lobbyists from his administration.”We’ve excluded lobbyists from policymaking, jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.” Lobbying scholar Conor McGrath finds 119 former lobbyists in the Obama administration. His administration employs former in-house lobbyists from Microsoft, Fannie Mae, insurance giant Wellpoint, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Monsanto, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Goldman Sachs. Obama has hired from the ranks of K Street firms Cassidy & Associates, Covington & Burling, Heather Podesta & Partners, Akin Gump, Arnold & Porter, Winston & Strawn, Timmons & Co., and others.
It is time for the American people to actively lobby for Obama’s impeachment and for Congress to take a stand!
The Hill - Regulators are taking action to preempt two state laws limiting government-owned Internet networks in a major show of federal force.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 3-2 party-line vote on Thursday represented a boost for competition, supporters said, amid opposition from Republicans warning of an overgrowth of state power.
By overriding state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, backers claimed the federal government is helping to grow the community-owned services as an alternative to major cable titans. Read More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Brian Beutler’s article is a testimony to how warped hardline progressives’ thinking is. Check this out:
At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years. So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works.As a theme, this riff should have struck a chord with the conservative movement’s myriad Reaganologists.
This, supposedly, is Beutler’s attempt to prove that Barack Obama is the next Reagan. Let’s check that comparison. The ‘Obama Recovery’ is still the slowest recovery in history. It’s created few full-time jobs. Most of the jobs it’s created are part-time jobs. Economic growth has stagnated because a) regulation has skyrocketed and b) Obamacare became the law of the land.
Most of the full-time jobs that’ve been created were created in spite ofObama’s policies. Think Texas, which is pretty much putting anti-Obama policies in place, and North Dakota, where the Bakken Boom is happening because they didn’t have to deal with Obama’s oppressive, stifling regulations.
Any comparison with Reagan is foolish. In September, 1983, the economy created 1,100,000 jobs. For 6 straight quarters, GDP topped 5%. Thus far, the economy hasn’t grown by 4% two quarters in a row. It hasn’t had back-to-back quarters topping 3.5%.
Comparing Obamanomics with Reaganomics is like comparing a small plate of tofu with a thick, juicy steak with a side of hash browns. They’re both food but that’s where the similarity ends.
The economy’s rapid growth in recent quarters has scrambled these assumptions, and now the White House is pitching the Reagan comparison to political reporters in Washington.
What rapid growth? Seriously? Economists will slap down Beutler’s claims in a New York minute.
“All historical analogies are imperfect,” Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told me recently, but “people connected the economic success of the ’80s to Reagan’s policies and Democrats also became convinced that the only way to win was to move to the middle. … We want to make sure people understand the policies we put in place, how they work, how they’ve improved their situation, so when Republicans get back into it we’ll have shifted the four corners of the political debate to the left.”
First, there’s no question that President Obama’s policies are definitely to the left of where people are at. Further, there’s no question that it’ll take time to fix the myriad of messes President Obama has created.
Finally, here are the biggest ways to show Obama isn’t like Reagan:
- Economic growth was robust during the last 6 years of Reagan’s time in office.
- Economic growth during President Obama’s time in office has been pathetic.
- Reagan’s national security policies brought the Soviet empire to its knees.
- President Obama’s policies of appeasement has helped terrorism expand its control while threatening most of the civilized world.
Other than that, Obama’s accomplishments are virtually identical with Reagan’s.
Gary Gross - One of the first things that Gov. Walker touted was the positive impact Act 10 has had on education:
GOV. WALKER: People claimed that public education would fall apart. Instead, by getting rid of seniority and tenure, we empowered school districts to put their best and their brightest in the classrooms by hiring based on merit and pay … Today, our schools are better. Our graduation rates are up. Our third-grade reading scores are up. Our ACT scores are the second best in the nation.
Thus far, we’ve watched DC pundits and British blowhards ask trivial questions of Gov. Walker about such non-pressing importance like whether he believes in evolution or whether he thinks President Obama is a Christian.
When Gov. Walker didn’t play their gotcha games, the media acted like they’d been scandalized. What’d happened was that Gov. Walker essentially told them, politely, was that he wanted to talk about important things, not the gotcha stuff they wanted to talk about. Thank God for that.
Other than the DC blowhards, nobody gives a rip about Gov. Walker’s thoughts on evolution or President Obama’s faith. What they care most about is what he’ll do to fix the messes that President Obama has created. The people understand that the next president will have to deal with a defiant Vladimir Putin, a terrorist nation that’s expanding its reach and a regulatory regime that’s crippling innovation and job creation.
GOV. WALKER: You’ll appreciate this, Greta. I was in Green Bay, WI, this afternoon. I was at 2 of the leading job creators talking about opportunities for people with disabilities and somebody in the press at the end of the event asked a question about this very subject and I said “I challenge you to go out and walk with me down the streets of Green Bay, WI, and ask 100 people on the street what they really care about. I’m certain not a one of them will talk about the issues we heard about in Washington.
That’s a perfect way to deal with the Gotcha Media. Gov. Walker didn’t respond this aggressively initially but he’s catching on quick. The thing he already understands that Jeb Bush never will is that the press will back down a bit (not a lot but a little) if they’re worried about some timely sharp elbows to keep them on the straight-and-narrow.
Think of it like a Bob Gibson fastball past your head or into your ribs if you showboated after hitting a home run off of him.
The thing that Gov. Walker now understands is that the Gotcha Media that cover the campaigns need him more than he needs any one of them. It isn’t that he needs to constantly pick fights with the reporters covering his campaign. It’s that he needs to remind them that he’ll give preferential treatment to people who don’t ask gotcha questions. If reporters ask tough, policy-oriented questions, he should answer respectfully.
It won’t take long for the reporters to figure out, and adapt to, the ground rules.
Daniel Greenfield - New York City’s leftist mayor Bill de Blasio has an op-ed which begins by noting that four cable companies control much of the market and that Comcast and Time Warner are proposing to merge. Rather than expressing opposition to that merger, De Blasio shifts to an extended defense of Obama’s internet takeover.
Obama likewise pushes for “protecting” an “open internet” while golfing with the CEO of Comcast. One of these things is not like the other.
Comcast is the worst company in America. It’s now poised to become an absolute totalitarian monopoly inflicting its abuse on customers nationwide. It got NBC by paying off assorted minority leaders, including Al Sharpton. Read More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Daily Caller - What could possibly go wrong?
On Feb. 26, the FCC plans to dictate the “strongest possible” 1934 economic regulation of the Internet — currently the most dynamic, modern, and high-functioning part of the U.S. economy — despite questionable legal authority and competence.
This will trigger predictable shockwaves and spread “radioactive” fallout in many directions.
Over time, so much is likely to go wrong. Read More
Larry Hart - The recent beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIS adds to the Christian genocide in the Middle East. And it is turning into the classic definition of genocide. As we descend into a rising Jihad and the Western powers are paralyze to do anything significant with it, Christians, more than any other community, are fair game.
It’s not systematic like the Nazis with the Jews, but ISIS is managing to kill all Christians, men, women and children, anywhere they hold power and their power is spreading.
If Christians are going to survive extinction in the Middle East then they are going to have to mobilize, establish a territorial beach head and fight back and fight back hard.
If the Kurds hadn’t done that we might be consoling their loss right now from the brotherhood of man. The Yezidis are beginning to arm and protect themselves. Suffering a tragic blow last summer they were sitting ducks for the IS monsters who sought to wipe out that entire people. They have successfully regrouped and are entering the fight against the enemy… Read More
Gary Gross - Scott Walker’s media strategy has confounded the Gotcha Media thus far. Gov. Walker’s unconventional answers have exposed these Gotcha Bandits’ political agenda. Recently, Gov. Walker threw the Gotcha Media into a hissy fit with this answer:
Walker notably delivered a critique of the media over the weekend, after being asked whether he believed President Obama is a Christian.
“I’ve never asked him that,” Walker told the Washington Post. “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian? To me, this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and, increasingly, they dislike the press,” he said. “The things they care about don’t even remotely come close to what you’re asking about.”The Gotcha Media immediately flew into faux outrage mode, hinting that Gov. Walker thought President Obama was a Muslim. That isn’t what Gov. Walker said. He simply said that he didn’t know because he’d never talked with President Obama about the subject.
It wouldn’t be difficult to call members of the Gotcha Media and other progressives the ‘Dog Whistle Media’ because they’re experts at hearing things that other people haven’t said.
This is an important point. When the Gotcha Media asks a question about President Obama’s religious beliefs or about the candidate’s theory on evolution or other questions, there’s just one goal in mind: to try and entice the candidate into sounding like a Neanderthal. The best way to deflect those types of questions is with a reply of “I don’t answer gotcha questions. Next.”
UPDATE: This Hill article shows how adept the Walker campaign is:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is fundraising off what he describes as “gotcha” questions from the media.Then there’s this:
Some are questioning whether Walker’s moves have been beneficial — but his campaign is looking to frame it as a moral stand.
“He refuses to be drawn into the sideshow of answering pointless questions about whether and how much President Obama loves our country. To Governor Walker, what matters are ideas, issues, his record, and results,” the email from Friends of Scott Walker continued. “Now is the time to stand up against the publicity hounds and the journalistic pack, and help Governor Walker fight back. Your support will show the clueless and mindless journalistic herd that you know what matters most and that it is not the pointless minutiae that they are pushing.”It’s outstanding that Gov. Walker is setting the terms of his coverage:
“To Governor Walker, what matters are ideas, issues, his record, and results.”That’s the battlefield Gov. Walker will fight on. If journalists are upset that he isn’t playing their gotcha games, he’s saying, that’s their problem. The American people, I’m betting, are looking for a positive, upbeat, politician who focuses on them instead of the Gotcha Media’s games. Further, I’m betting they’ll find Scott Walker’s rules refreshing.
The Guardian -
Leaked files show US ‘desperate to make inroads’ into Gaza as well as Barack Obama’s alleged threat to Palestinians over statehood
• Read report 1, report 2, report 3
The CIA tried to gain access to Hamas through backchannels despite a US government ban on contact with the Palestinian Islamist movement, the spy cables show.
They suggest US intelligence has been anxious to make inroads with Hamas, or recruit agents, inside the Gaza Strip. The US designated Hamas, which won the last Palestinian election in 2006 and now runs Gaza, as a terrorist group in 1997. When Barack Obama became president in 2008, there was speculation that he might seek to establish contact, but this proved short-lived.
Despite an official ban on contact, a CIA officer discussed with a South African intelligence agent the possibility of gaining access to Hamas in 2012, the leaked documents disclose. (Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has had strong relations with both Fatah and Hamas, though the Palestinian Authority has voiced its disapproval at the Hamas links.) Read More
Daniel Greenfield - When you negotiate with terrorists, it encourages the other terrorists. Even if you’ve randomly decided that the terrorists you negotiated with aren’t terrorists (because you negotiated with them) while the other terrorists are terrorists and can’t be negotiated with. The other terrorists, caring very little about your terrorist categories, start getting very greedy.
Little do they realize that you were only negotiating with the Taliban because you wanted to get out of Afghanistan and free all the killers in Gitmo. Nor do they care. And people end up dead.
The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says Kayla Mueller’s situation worsened after the government traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. soldier. Read More
No. 10. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
$263 million worldwide
In a rare case of relative poetic justice, the worst film thus far in the Marvel universe is by-far their lowest-grossing. The $150 million picture was explicitly intended to be a more audience-pleasing and more action-packed alternative to Ang Lee’s meditative and character-driven Hulk, so it is with not a little irony that both films ended up with nearly identical grosses (the Lee picture earned $245m worldwide on a $137 million budget).
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Frank McHale - I often wonder why people who voted for Obama twice defend him with such fervor. After all, even the Left Stream Media, which used to march in lockstep (or was it goose-step?) have begun to show cracks in the armor to defend their hero.
I recently had discussions with several friends who voted for the man I believe has shown he is, if not an outright traitor, one who is certainly bordering on treason with the way he continously violates his oath as President to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”. While many of us believe this document is our Core Law, he and his henchmen, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry, and Eric Holder treat it like it is nothing more than a suggestion list.
The more I questioned why they so strongly defend him and his unconstitutional actions, the more shrill they became. I could not understand why such otherwise intelligent people so vehemently defended the Violator-In-Chief.
It seems that these are the same people who castigated Nixon, Clinton and Bush, hated these men because they truly loved this country, sins and all. We are not a perfect country, far from it. But if you read the Preamble to the Constitution, the Framers understood we were human and indicated it with the words, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Yes, friends, we are not perfect. But, even with our sins, and our warts and, our imperfect history, we are better than any country or empire that ever existed.
So then, why does this man think he has a responsibility to “fundamentally transform” this great nation of ours? And to those of you who support his agenda, how can you still think he is right?
Don’t you see that he has violated even the preamble, let alone all seven Articles and all twenty-seven Amendments?
If the Weeper of the House had any courage at all, the House Judiciary Committee would be considering Article of Impeachment, just like it did for Nixon and Clinton. And these men have not nearly broken their oaths to “preserve, protect and defend” as this persona non grata has. But, I guess Boehner has committed some serious violations of his own. Must be the reason. Why else has he done NOTHING?
The reason Obama supporters still support this man is this: They have looked in the mirror and can’t believe the person looking back could have been so duped by such empty words, actions unbecoming a President, and hypocrisy of the American media. They believed, blindly.
Trust me, my friends. We have all been embarrassed by our idealism. It is ok. You meant well.
Please be honest and admit this man needs to be removed for his wonton, criminal behavior. That is the least you can do to save YOUR Posterity.
Monday, February 23, 2015
The Hill - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is fundraising off what he describes as "gotcha" questions from the media.
Walker's campaign sent an email requesting donations Sunday night. The email from Friends of Scott Walker, which runs his reelection campaign, said the governor "refuses to be distracted by the small, petty, and pale ideas that the 'gotcha' headline writers for the Liberal Media want to talk about."
The Wisconsin governor has drawn scrutiny for refusing to say whether he agrees with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments questioning whether President Obama loves America. Giuliani's remarks came at an event attended by Walker. Read More
Last week’s news blurb informed us that the JV teams of those gaggles of illegitimate random assassins, AKA ISIS, have somehow managed to recruit 20,000 more fanatical Islamic fighters. This flies in the face of our President saying we are decimating them. Also, it’s been espoused by our President that these Jihadists, besides being paupers, have grievances. He seemed very defensive about these murderers but not very specific about their complaints. What’s exasperating these poor, young Jihadis? Why is Obama so given to protect these war criminals?
· Have these destitute lads turned to terror because they feel slighted by Jordan’s King Abdullah and Egypt’s President el_Sisi’s revenge attacks for burning a captured Jordanian pilot in a cage in a Hollywood-type production? Were they encouraged by the filming of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians being decapitated on the shores of Tripoli?
· Did they revel in ISIS’s burning murders of 45 more captured Iraqis? Could fellow Muslims be a party to their plight? Were they assuaged when ISIS kidnapped 35 more Egyptians—just for good measure?
· Has the price of crude plummeted so low that they figure there’s no work in the oil fields?
· Are they happy the Iran-backed Houthis took over the mean old USA’s Embassy in Yemen? Aren’t they glad Obama’s State Department disgraced our Marines?
If you could put yourself in the mind of an Islamic terrorist, wouldn’t YOU want to improve your miserable life and join in the fun? Weren’t the Nazis excited by the royal treatment they got from the UK’s Chamberlain when he gave them Czechoslovakia?
Does anyone else find it ironic that an American President slammed Christians, Jews and Yazidis by downplaying the role of the beasts, the terrorists?
I was going to be a lawyer but I lost my appeal
I’ve come to the conclusion that President Barack Obama is moonlighting as ISIS’s attorney.
As a start to their defense, Obama laid the blame to those Christians who participated in the Crusades and Inquisition. Neither is related to the events of today. Witnesses, having died over 1000 years and 550 years ago won’t be available for questioning. We’ll have to watch the History Channel for discovery—or the Discovery Channel for history.
Marie Harf, spokeswoman from President Obama’s State Department relayed this opinion: We can’t kill our way to victory. We have to find jobs for these poor terrorists.
My history might be a little foggy but after letting the Nazis cut a swath through Europe and our being shocked by Japan’s sudden devastation of our navy in Pearl Harbor, we weren’t too worried about providing Nazis and Kamikazes the classifieds to thumb through. We and our allies declared war, simultaneously, naming our enemies. The USA killed millions of them, including whatever leaders we could find. We crumbled their cities, broke their weapons and eviscerated their armies. And when the Japanese refused to surrender, killing even more GI’s, we sent them two messages in the form of atomic bombs which changed their mind.
After WW2 we rebuilt their countries and the ones who survived the war got jobs, started businesses and became our cross-beneficial trade partners. That has lasted for 70 years. We still have a military presence there.
I applied for a job as an astronaut but they ran out of space
Besides, the fanatical Jihadis have jobs. They’re getting paid to crucify, decapitate, burn alive, mass murder and enslave women for sex by their employer, ISIS. They make their living being terrorist fighters and they did it by choice. Considering the real estate taken over, oil stolen, bodies mutilated and western leaders buffaloed, they seem pretty damn good at their occupations.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to speak before the United States Congress. The President hates Netanyahu. He has refused to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister. Democrats have been “asked” to boycott the speech. Thus far, no one from the Administration will be attending and indications are that the entire Congressional Black Caucus will have better things to do, unlike the Jews who lost their lives marching side by side with some of these same ingrates during the Civil Rights marches.
Netanyahu’s subject is advertised to be the Obama Administration’s unexplainable rush to sign a deal with Iran. This treaty will give these insane Ayatollahs many nuclear bombs. When the Iranian spokesman was asked to comment, he deferred to their new consul, one B. Hussein Obama. Vat a coincidence!