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Obama seeks to divide at Sharpton affair, say critics

by Jim Kouri on Sunday, April 13th, 2014

This is article 967 of 967 in the topic Obama

Following the lead of his Attorney General Eric Holder this week, President Barack Obama came to New York City on Friday to be with one of his loyal, albeit suspicious, supporters, Rev. Al Sharpton, and to speak to the Rev. Al’s organization, the National Action Network (NAN). However, a number of observers believe this was once again an opportunity to divide Americans, this time driving a wedge between races and between Democrats and Republicans, according to media reports.

Sharpton and his followers are holding their annual convention in Manhattan’s Sheraton Hotel in Times Square. Earlier in the week, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped by just to gripe about his treatment by lawmakers who dared to ask him important and pertinent questions, as reported in the Examiner.

“This was Obama’s chance to be among ‘friends’ who depend on racial disharmony to eke out a comfortable living, while Obama depends on them to do whatever is necessary to vote in left-wing Democrats,” said former New York cop, Iris Aquino, a mixed-race Republican.

“On more than one occasion, [President Obama] has angered cops by his statements and his actions,” she added.

During Obama’s speech, he warned the predominately African American attendee about the dangers posed to the 40-year-old Voting Rights Act and then took a swipe at Republicans by claiming the GOP wish to do away with the protection of VRA.

“Unfortunately, Obama neglected to tell the crowd, as they cheered his shopworn rhetoric, that it was the Republican Party in 1964 that assured passage of the Voting Rights Act. Many of the Democrats in the House and Senate were against its passage and not all of them were from southern states,” notes political consultant and strategist Mike Baker.

Obama also attacked the states that are attempting to pass voter identification laws in order to stop voter fraud, as was recently discovered in North Carolina, as described in an Examiner news story.

“In some places, women could be turned away from polls just because they’re registered under their maiden name but their driver’s license has their married name,” Obama told the crowd.

“I noticed that in his example of someone being denied their right to vote, he used hypothetical women, which is another Democrat Party strategy: drive a wedge between the races as well as between the sexes,” said Baker.

Besides the infamous Tawana Brawley hoax that brought Sharpton to prominence nationwide, he also led a 1990 boycott of Korean grocery stores in Brooklyn that revealed how Sharpton and his then-partner, convicted felon Sonny Carson, could use racist language and hate-speech to gain media attention and escape any condemnation for their actions, according to Meredith Johnson, who worked on the re-elect Dinkins campaign.

Sharpton actually helped drive Mayor David Dinkins — New York City’s first black mayor — from office, she claimed.

In one of his best known syndicated newspaper columns, Professor of Economics Walter Williams, an African American, wrote:

Black people could benefit from an honest examination of the bill of goods they’ve been sold. Such an examination would not come from black politicians, civil rights leaders or the black and white liberal elite. Those people have benefited politically and financially from keeping black Americans in a constant state of grievance based on alleged racial discrimination.

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NO-BRAINERS

by Burt Prelutsky on Friday, April 11th, 2014

These days, you can’t go an hour without someone insisting that one thing or another is a no-brainer. They mean that something is so obvious that even a child of six or seven could figure it out. But I suspect that more times than not they are guilty of over-estimating the intelligence of the American public.

These are the folks, after all, who re-elected Barack Obama. They also keep electing boobs like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Chuck Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Brad Sherman and Patty Murray, to represent them in Congress. Politics aside, these are very stupid people. They and the knuckleheads who vote for them are literally no-brainers.

If you’re looking for additional evidence, we the people actually stood by and allowed public sector workers to unionize. These are the people who vote as a bloc and get to negotiate their contracts with politicians. In other words, when they go on strike, unlike when private sector unions call for a work stoppage, the other side has nothing to lose. Nothing is coming out of the pockets of the politicians. It’s not their money that’s going to subsidize those over-inflated pensions; it’s ours. The pols risk nothing for caving. Instead, they stand to gain campaign contributions, volunteers and votes.

Another stupidity that took place under our noses was allowing 18-year-olds to cast ballots. Everyone knows that teenagers make lousy drivers and can’t hold their liquor, so who ever thought they should be deciding elections?

I realize that at one time, the argument was that if they were old enough to be drafted to fight and die for their country, they should be old enough to have a say in who’s running the country. But even back in the day, I thought that was only a cogent argument for allowing youngsters in the military to vote. I didn’t see how it pertained to civilians. These days, the idea that a kid who is still getting an allowance from his parents, and getting his news from Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and David Letterman, can cancel out my vote is a moral outrage.

In the past week, I have heard three professional atheists on talk radio. For all I know, it may have been the same guy. The truth is, they all sound alike. They’re all cranky and whiney, and sound as if they suffer from terminal constipation. If they simply didn’t believe in God, it would be one thing. But that’s never enough with them. The way they go on about how upset they get each time they see a cross, how they get weak in the knees and feverish, and start jibber-jabbering about the First Amendment — which says nothing about symbols, but simply prohibits Congress from establishing a religion — it’s a wonder these pathetic mooks can ever get a date.

It seems that in England, over the past two years, more than 15,000 aborted and miscarried fetuses were burned to help heat hospitals. I guess it’s fortunate that they weren’t burning coal, or English environmentalists would have been storming the barricades.

A few hundred years ago, Irish-born satirist Jonathan Swift suggested that the English should eat their children, but even he didn’t suggest they should use them for heat.

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Proof of rampant voter fraud met with lukewarm media coverage

by Jim Kouri on Friday, April 4th, 2014

This is article 1300 of 1300 in the topic 2012 Elections

Despite Attorney General Eric Holder’s — and the Democrat Party’s — denial of widespread voter fraud in the United States, North Carolina state election officials uncovered evidence of just that: widespread voter fraud, according to morning drive anchor Doug Kellett at news/talk radio WPTF in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday morning. Unfortunately, this report regarding voter fraud and the need for Voter ID laws received scant coverage by the majority of news media organizations, said Kellett.

“While the news media prefer to cover Rose Garden speeches about Obamacare success stories, they gave this disturbing news story short shrift, and little, if any, coverage,” said political strategist Mike Baker.

According to WPTF’s Kellett, who was interviewing the Law Enforcement Examiner during the morning drive, the state’s Board of Elections discovered that there were tens of thousands of registered voters from the state whose individual information matched the information of registered voters in other states. Those registered suspects appeared to have cast votes during the 2012 presidential election in states other than North Carolina.

Kellett noted that there were votes cast by individuals who had died before Election Day 2012.

The investigators claimed they searched databases in 27 other U.S. states and more than 100 million voter records for personal data such as names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

Their probe uncovered the names of more than 35,000 North Carolina voters from 2012 who shared the same first names, last names, and dates of birth with individuals who voted in other states. Another 765 residents who voted in 2012 had the exact same names, birthdays, and final four digits of a Social Security number as voters elsewhere, according to reports.

The Board of Election officials‘ findings included :

  • 35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
  • 155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.

North Carolina’s state lawmakers were told by officials that 81 North Carolina residents who passed away prior to the 2012 elections actually did vote in 2012, Kellett noted.

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Will the Coming Non-white Majority Kill Conservatism?

by Selwyn Duke on Friday, March 28th, 2014

This is article 367 of 368 in the topic Elections

Greater MexicoIf “demographics is destiny,” where does the future of America lie?

According to Pew Research Center, in more government and less freedom.

Speaking to congressional aides during a Republican Ripon Society event, Pew vice president Michael Dimock analyzed America’s changing demographics. While the United States is currently 37 percent non-white, Dimock reports that the “millennials,” born between 1979 and 1995, are 41 percent non-white — and the next generation may very well be more than 50 percent non-white.

This has grave political implications, as the non-white electorate votes predominately Democrat: Approximately two-thirds of Asians and Hispanics support Democrats while the party’s vote among blacks is regularly a whopping 90-plus percent. In 2012’s election the figures were even more lopsided: Hispanics, Asians, and blacks voted for Barack Obama by margins of 71, 73, and 93 percent, respectively. In contrast, the GOP derives 90 percent of its votes from whites.

Drawing the common conclusion that as the white electorate shrinks so do Republican political fortunes, Dimock advises that the GOP tone down “anti-government rhetoric,” saying that it doesn’t “resonate” with younger, increasingly non-white voters.

Translation: Move to the Left.

While Dimock points out that these younger voters are less likely than their elders to be loyal to either major party, their ideology is decidedly liberal. As columnist Paul Bedard writes while reporting on Dimock’s conclusions, “Younger voters are both pro-government and pro-business, split over gun control, back abortion and believe welfare does more good than harm” but consider the GOP “politically rigid and ideologically out of step.”

Of course, some might suspect that being pro-big government and pro-business smacks of fascism, which, among other things, involves a strong nexus between big government and big business.

In a similar vein, Bedard also quotes pollster John Zogby, who has dubbed millennials “First Globals,” as saying:

There is a strong libertarian streak [among the younger generations], but they largely do not hate government if it can prove to be a problem-solver. They have no patience for loud debates and for bureaucratic entropy, favoring quick and streamlined forms of problem-solving and decision-making — just as they have learned in video games. There is also an upside to their all having received a trophy: They are great believers and practitioners in teamwork. This is potentially great news for Democrats and liberals (34 percent call themselves such).

Perhaps most interesting about the above passage is what’s between the lines. Is it possible to have libertarianism and big government? After all, the latter inevitably creates troves of laws, regulations, and mandates, which (except for “house-keeping measures” and such) are by definition removals of freedom. As for “loud debates” and gridlock, that is precisely the result of healthy representative government, of the balance of power prescribed in the Constitution among the three branches of government and between the states and the feds. In contrast, “streamlined forms of problem-solving and decision-making” are only possible in autocracies — dictatorships and oligarchies. And while “teamwork” is often necessary, one wonders if in this case it’s a euphemism for “collectivism.”

Of course, Dimock isn’t the first to observe the electoral impact of demographic shifts.

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Vote fraud we much: Al Sharpton embraces woman convicted of casting six ballots for Obama in 2012 election

by Doug Powers on Monday, March 24th, 2014

This is article 366 of 368 in the topic Elections

In Ohio about a year ago, a woman named Melowese Richardson was convicted of vote fraud. In the 2012 election, Richardson voted for Obama six times. Richardson was released from prison after serving just eight months of a five year sentence (on the federal level, Eric Holder yawned and looked the other way).

Last week at a Dem rally, Al Sharpton showed that Richardson is just the kind of person the party needs more of:

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Hope you were able to get some good pointers, Al.

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Another case of vote fraud that could have been stopped with a voter ID

by John Lott on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

This is article 368 of 368 in the topic Elections
How could someone vote posing as this woman who died in 2008?  If someone knew that the woman was dead, they could unfortunately just show up and vote in her place.  No problem.  If there had been a voter ID, that would have been a much more difficult.  From Fox News:

The case of a Michigan woman whose mummified body was found years after her death is getting even more bizarre. Apparently, Michigan records show she voted in 2010 — two years after authorities believe she died.

The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that Pia Farrenkopf voted in that year’s gubernatorial election. Authorities have not publicly identified the woman whose body was recently found in a sport utility vehicle parked in the garage of a foreclosed home northwest of Detroit. However, the newspaper reported Farrenkopf owned the home in question, and authorities believe it is her.

Authorities say all signs indicate Farrenkopf likely died in 2008, when she would have been 49. The voting records, though, throw that timeline into question. They state Farrenkopf registered to vote in 2006 and voted for governor in November 2010. . . .

Her death was seemingly hidden for years because her bills continued to be deducted from her bank account. Eventually, the money ran out and Farrenkopf’s house went into foreclosure. . . .

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Joe Biden can jump; Also, voter ID laws are ‘hatred’;

by Doug Powers on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This is article 14 of 14 in the topic Joe Biden

At least Biden didn’t say voter ID laws are going to “put y’all back in chains.” Close, but not quite:

Vice President Joe Biden used remarks at a reception he hosted in honor of African-American History Month to swing hard at the “malarkey” of voting right restrictions around the country — specifically, citing voter ID laws in North Carolina, Alabama and Texas as offenders.

As he’s done before, Biden linked the voting rights fight now to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, calling the people trying to restrict voting now the intellectual descendants of those who beat the movement’s leaders in Selma 50 years ago.

He called the dismantling of Jim Crow laws and other expansions of voting among the the most important legacies of the civil rights movement.

“Without the right to vote, nothing else much mattered,” he said.

But things have changed only so much, he said, expressing disappointment.

“The zealotry of those who wish to limit the franchise cannot be smothered by reason,” he said.

Perfect. If you’re looking for somebody who can’t smother anything with reason, Joe Biden’s your man.

What are the odds that people attending Biden’s reception had to present a photo ID in order to get in? Pretty good I’d say. What’s with the hatred, Joe?

Biden left something out for obvious reasons:

He also failed to note that Jim Crow laws were Democrat laws, and the people attempting to block the civil rights law were mostly Democrats.

But Biden didn’t fail to pander like crazy:

The Veep laid down a serious on-court challenge to boss Barack Obama during a Black History Month reception.

“I told the president, next game, I’ve got him,” he said to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson – a former NBA star.

“I may be a white boy, but I can jump,” he added, suggesting that he and Johnson team up to take on the POTUS.

A good laugh was had by all, even though everybody knows Biden couldn’t dunk a donut into a cup of coffee without tipping it over, knocking a candle onto the floor and burning the building down.

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Obama and Schumer Co-Conspirators In Muzzling Freedom in America

by Jerry McConnell on Monday, February 17th, 2014

This is article 108 of 110 in the topic Free Speech

I would think that just about every last one of the real United States citizens would consider an outright violation of the Constitution by ANY elected federal official would be considered an impeachable offense or at the very least, a high crime.  To violate any American citizen’s rights as written in our Constitution should be grounds for impeachment, punishable by lengthy prison terms.

But, as I understand it from an article in Human Events online on Feb. 13, 2014, authored by Betsy McCaughey titled “An End to Fair Elections”, our very un-illustrious usurper president, Barack Hussein Obama, is not only unfettered by the possible negatives from directly violating provisions of our stalwart Constitution, but he openly ignores any possible potential charges of wrongdoing and the potential of serious punishment for said law breaking.

Obama, as stated above, is not only not wary of any real or imagined punishments for completely bypassing and making moot our highest source of law and order along with breaking his solemn oath to defend and protect such laws, he is outwardly conspiring with another lawbreaker of impunity, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY.

McCaughey states in her article mentioned above, “The Obama administration and New York’s senior senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle their political opponents before fall’s midterm elections, and to literally outlaw free speech.”  Now if that statement doesn’t show intent to make criminals of themselves, then I’m not sure what does.

The object of becoming lawbreakers is to “prevent tea party organizations and other not-for-profits, called 501(c)(4)s, from engaging in customary pre-election activities, such as get-out-the-vote drives, debates and forums, and distributing brochures that rate candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent officeholders within 60 days of a general election.”

Schumer, the chutzpah “king” of the federal government

Obama has enormous amounts of chutzpah on his own, but teamed with Schumer, the chutzpah “king” of the federal government.  These two shysters who are unethical, unscrupulous practitioners, especially of law, are planning “rushing through a change in IRS regulations that would prevent tea party organizations and other not-for-profits, called 501(c)(4)s, from engaging in customary pre-election activities, such as get-out-the-vote drives, debates and forums, and distributing brochures that rate candidates. The regulation would even prohibit these groups from criticizing incumbent officeholders within 60 days of a general election.”

If you don’t think that plan is PURE CHUTZPAH then you had better do some reading.  In addition to that bit of ugly acting in prime anti-American behavior, it strips the rights of Constitutional protections of legal citizens under duress and equates them to worse than prisoners behind bars. Changing IRS regulations to effectuate this illegal use of government property for personal gain of their own nefarious ventures would likely be an automatic charge for impeachment and banishment from office or possible incarceration or both.

But think of the damage this sneaky little use of government regulations would do to the future of elections in our one-time freedom and fair government activities for all loyal citizens who believe in fair and representative government.  McCaughey states, “This regulation would destroy fair elections. It would silence 501(c)(4)s, many of which support Republican causes, while imposing no restraints on labor unions, the shadow army of the Democratic Party, which are exempt.

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Election Day

by Daniel Greenfield on Sunday, February 9th, 2014

This is article 365 of 368 in the topic Elections

It was the Holiday.

The only holiday that still allowed the millions of men and women in the Great Circle of the Community from the farthest Alaskan towns across to the great sweep of the Upper Americas and the Atlantic Ocean to cities with familiar names like London and Paris and less familiar names like Armonia and Simetria through the empty industrial wastelands of Russia, to take a day off from work.

The bands were out in the street playing cheerful songs. Vendors giving away treats and drinks pulled their carts along, offering free samples, while drawing crowds along after them to their destination.

And for those who would still not come out into the sunshine of a summer day, each city block, each town district and each village council had appointed canvassers, volunteers who drew a little extra income by assembling lists of all local residents and urging them to get out and vote.

It was Election Day after all.

The vote of any individual meant nothing if there was less than total turnout. For weeks, the canvassers had huddled in makeshift Party offices studying charts and diagrams and listening to inspirational speeches by Organizers telling them that 100 percent turnout was the difference between full democracy and failure.

During the week before Election Day, they recruited teenage boys and girls to hand out armbands and buttons reading “I am the 100%” to the men and women coming home from work. These were meant to be worn everywhere until the day arrived. Now that the day had come there were 100% billboards and skytrails, balloons and floating river pads. Everyone had been exposed to 100% television and radio commercials.

Total saturation had been achieved.

Election Day across the Community had been set for July 15. There would be no more standing in line on cold autumn evenings. At least not in most places. In Australia, July came out in the winter months, but they were obligated to go along with the rest of the Community. For the Greater Good.

That was the theme of Election Day and of everything else in the Community. It was on the buttons and the armbands and the skytrails and the balloons. In the savage nationalistic and individualistic days before the Community, Election Day had been a time to vote for the things you wanted, but in the Community, it was when everyone came out to celebrate the Greater Good by voting for it.

The happy crowds trailing along after the bands and vendors, munching on soy dogs and guzzling alcohol-free beer, were not there to vote for candidates. Instead each man and woman eventually found themselves standing in front of a machine in an open space at a local park.

The old rituals of the privacy obsessed, the curtains and secret ballots, had been swept away in the New Openness which freed the Community of all its divisions. Voting had ceased to be a selfish act and there was no reason for anyone to want to hide their vote. Each voter was not casting a partisan ballot, but engaging in a show of unity. For the Greater Good.

There were no more candidates. No more bills. No more of the confusing mechanics of government.

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THE DUMBING & NUMBING OF AMERICA

by Burt Prelutsky on Monday, February 3rd, 2014

by Burt Prelutsky

Colorado recently beat out Washington to become the first state in the union to legalize marijuana. Although I have long railed against the so-called War on Drugs because it was a waste of time and resources, I can’t help thinking that legalizing pot is not going to improve the world.

For one thing, aside from cleaning up crash sites and re-directing traffic, just exactly how are cops supposed to deal with stoned drivers? At least with booze, they can measure intoxication levels with breathalyzers.

Safety on the roads will certainly suffer, but I contend that Colorado life in general will be an inevitable casualty. On the day that the law went into effect, thousands of people were waiting in line – some for as long as five hours – to buy their buds. Those people were standing outside in Denver in January, something I’m willing to wager they would not do in order to donate blood to the Red Cross or sign up to get a job. Denver’s nickname as the “Mile High City” no longer merely refers to its altitude.

One of the interesting side notes is that whereas those who promoted the legalization of pot said it would dry up the illegal trade, because of state taxes adding 20-30% to the cost, drug dealers are still cleaning up on the black market because they can undersell the competition.

Having just recently celebrated my 74th birthday, I’d like to say that at least in one regard old age doesn’t deserve its bad rap. Granted, it was never my intention to replace playing tennis with visiting doctors as my hobby of choice. Still, look around at the people you know who are in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the majority of whom proved they were congenital idiots by re-electing Obama in 2012. I can assure you that when they’re still as dumb as doorknobs at 70 and 80, it will be their age that gets blamed.

Speaking of idiots, until I heard radio talk show host Michael Medved mention it, I had not been aware that women are responsible for casting 54% of all the votes in our elections. It’s not because there are more women than men, where the difference is a scant 50.9% to 49.1%. Instead, it’s because men, who tend to be more conservative than women, stay home because they are either too lazy to vote even by absentee ballot or prefer to expose their ignorance by parroting the line about there being no difference between the parties; this in spite of the fact that when it came to ObamaCare, one party voted 100% for it and the other party voted 100% against it.

Speaking of which, a friend sent me an email titled “ObamaCare 101” that explained the 2,000 page bill in terms even a liberal should be able to follow.

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