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Obama Could Not Pass a Background Check

by Alan Caruba on Thursday, January 17th, 2013

This is article 35 of 44 in the topic Obama, Who Is He?

President Barack Obama could not pass a background check if he was applying for a gun permit or a job. Why has this man been allowed to remain in office or take the oath for a second time?

During the 2008 campaign, it was known that:
His official, long form birth records were SEALED
His Occidental College records were SEALED.
His Columbia College records were SEALED.
His Harvard College records were SEALED.
His College thesis – SEALED.
His Harvard Law Review articles – SEALED.
His Indonesian adoption records – SEALED.
His passport file – SEALED.
His medical records – Unavailable
His baptism records – Unavailable
His papers from his service in the Illinois legislature – Unavailable
His Illinois State Bar Association records – Unavailable
The birth certificate that the White House released is reputed by document experts to be false.

The Social Security number he has used was issued to someone else. He could not pass an E-Verify test. The first three numbers of his Social Security ID are reserved for applicants with Connecticut addresses, 040-049. The number was issued between 1977 and 1979. Obama’s earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin-Robbins in Oahu, Hawaii.

Many of the “facts” he cited in his two memoirs have turned out to be questionable, if not outright lies; particularly as regards his birth father, a citizen of Kenya at the time of his birth.

A job applicant with Obama’s paper trail would not even pass the smell test, but this man was elected and reelected. The role of journalism is to vet the credentials of anyone running for public office, let alone the highest office in the land. Instead, he has been protected against all inquiries and those making them have been called “birthers” or simply ignored.

Obama so routinely lies that keeping track of them would require a team of full-time archivists.

In August 2009 he said, “I have not said I was a single-payer supporter”, but in June 2003, as an Illinois state senator, he said, “I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care system.”

In March 2006, he said “Leadership means the buck stops here…I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” He is now into his second political battle to raise the debt limit. In July 2011, he said “It is not acceptable for us not to raise the debt ceiling and to allow the U.S. government to default.”

In response to a 1996 questionnaire he said “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages, but in November 2008 he said, “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”

He spent his first term blaming the nation’s economic ills on his predecessor, George W. Bush, saying in July 2008, that “he added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion in debt that we are going to have to pay back. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.” Today, the debt stands at more than $16 trillion because Obama added more to the debt than all previous presidents combined. For the first time in U.S. history, our credit rating was reduced and rating services are warning they will reduce it again.

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Once Again, Joe Biden Makes Us Proud

by Doug Powers on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

This is article 204 of 303 in the topic US Military

Joe Biden is often just a goofball circus clown side attraction and we have a lot of fun at his expense, but sometimes he’s an outright embarrassment:

The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test.

Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain that the American people are not getting the whole truth.

Vice President Biden, as he has become known to do, reportedly made a wildly inappropriate comment to the father who had just lost his hero son.

Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

Did Joe Biden always have a brain the size of a walnut?

From the same story, we can add this to the “we said it was a planned terrorist attack all along” file as contradictory evidence:

Hillary Clinton’s comments to Woods raise even more questions about the White House’s official story on the Benghazi attack, which has already been extremely inconsistent.

After apologizing for his loss, Woods said Clinton told him that the U.S. would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”

In other words, Hillary told him “We’ll avenge your son by bringing freedom of speech to its knees!” A pitifully ironic thing to say to the father of a man who served in a force dedicated to preserving, protecting and defending those very rights.

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Obama to embassies: “You’re on your own!”

by Sher Zieve on Monday, September 17th, 2012

This is article 729 of 1004 in the topic Obama

Apparently Obama has decided to give up on US Embassies in foreign countries that are ruled by the Islamic hordes. ..aka “Obama’s people.” Sudan has rejected Obama’s and his administration’s begging to allow the US Marines into that country to protect the US Embassy there. Therefore, instead of demanding it, Obama has told the staff there to get out if they can and essentially said “You’re own you own” while he continues to party with Beyoncé, Jay-Z and other celebs.

It has also come out in the last couple of days that there was little-to-no security protecting the US Embassy in Libya and consisted of virtually if not literally locking the doors! This information did NOT come from the “protect-Obama-at-all-costs-and don’t-report-the-truth-even-if-it-destroys-the-USA” American media. Instead it came from the liberal UK Telegraph. From the article “US consulate attack in Libya: security lapses disclosed” the Telegraph opens with: “The comparative lack of security at the US consulate in Benghazi was disclosed as officials admitted that it was only an “interim facility” with no bullet proof glass, reinforced doors or marine guard.” This is criminal! US Marines had to be flown in from Tripoli and by the time they arrived…well, we know what had happened by then. The US Ambassador and three members of his staff had been tortured and then murdered.

All of this is due to the Obama “policy of American weakness”…a policy that has directly led to — as if planned because no president of the USA could really be that stupid…right? — the current burning, pillaging and assassinations of US Embassy personnel in an exponentially growing number of countries. These US Embassies have not been well protected by Barack Hussein Obama and, even now, he is still trying to ignore the problem. That is why an increasing hue and cry is rising up amongst even Democrats that something doesn’t pass the smell test with Obama’s lack of handling any of these catastrophes in any rational manner. Even leftist columnist and FNC Commentator Kirsten Powers said this morning on Fox News that the film had nothing to do with the conflagration in the Middle East.

Is Obama allowing this to happen and continue, so that people will turn their attention to these crises (which he will blame on Bush when he can no longer sell the blame as the fault of the scapegoat film) instead of his policies which are — intentionally — destroying our country? Logically, it would appear to be so.

Again, the obscure anti-Muhammad film had nothing — whatsoever — to do with anything. In fact, conflicting reports say the film (that few to none have seen) had been out for 2 months to over a year. These riots were and are not spontaneous. They were and are still being planned. The initial Libyan attack was reported as a 2-part militant assault — an assault that included well-armed (with RPGs) and trained assault personnel. No. It was not about any film. It was and is, however, about the Obama syndicate’s lack of any viable foreign policies and Obama’s handling of this huge explosive crisis…a crisis that he does not seem to want to stop anytime soon.

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Progressive Hatchet Job on Romney?

by Stephen Levine on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

This is article 269 of 1300 in the topic 2012 Elections

The appears that much of the mainstream media is focused on a few goals:

Minimize the reputational damage to Barack Obama and his fellow travelers over his failed domestic and foreign policy.

Denigrate those GOP candidates who offer a significant chance of beating Obama in the upcoming 2012 election cycles.

Promote those GOP candidates who represent progressive values and would fracture the GOP into splinter groups.

Therefore, it appears we owe thanks to Donovan Slack writing in the Boston Globe who has discovered what appears to be “crony capitalism” in Mitt Romney’s midst. Or did he?

Romney, who  portrays himself as a hard-headed businessman, certainly “looks” presidential – but questions remain.

Is he really a RINO (Republican In Name Only), having led the uber-liberal State of Massachusetts into costly and failing public policies such as RomneyCare – the template, according to Obama, for ObamaCare?

Can he really be trusted to say what he means and mean what he says – because the records indicates he is a “flip-flopper” of the first magnitude? As you can see in this video, it’s all on the record for everyone to see. <Link to Video>

Like another George Bush, does Romney  represent crony capitalism and laissez-faire regulatory actions when it comes to detecting, deterring and prosecuting corporate and political fraud?

Is Romney a “get along to go along” type of guy who is willing to concede major points to the opposition and call it a win? Especially when everybody can see that his “win” is just a “slower” victory for the opposition.

But most importantly, who are his associates and advisors and do they pass the smell test?

Is the a matter of concern?

As reported in the Boston Globe …

Romney aide trades on political ties — Turned to donors when starting firm

“As national finance director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2008, Spencer Zwick frequently called big-money supporters looking for contributions.”

After Romney dropped out of the race, Zwick did not stop calling.”

“Diving for the first time into the other sphere of the Romney universe – private-equity investing – the trusted aide began asking Romney’s backers to invest at least $10 million each in a financial partnership Zwick launched with Romney’s oldest son, Taggart.”

“Using their close ties to Romney and a hefty political Rolodex, the partners raised more than $200 million for the startup business, Solamere Capital, despite brutal market conditions and their limited experience in the world of high finance. In their prospectus, they said they expected to reinvest the money in an array of equity funds, each of them also managed by Romney political supporters.”

One would assume that one would capitalize on their connections and do everything in their power to raise money for a private venture. After, all it’s the American way. And to this point – there is nothing illegal or even a whiff of any “quid pro quo” deals.

Is this really a hedge against an uncertain future?

“The story of Solamere offers a rare glimpse into the intersecting worlds of Romney’s business and political operation, which continues to employ Zwick as chief fund-raiser for the 2012 campaign.

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447 Billion Reasons to Oppose Obama’s Stimilus-2 Fairy Tale

by John Lillpop on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

As Barack Obama continues to push for Stimilus-2, his Marxist solution to the economic doldrums created by his Stimulus-1 spending orgy and by his hateful anti-business rhetoric, he is now demanding that senators with the audacity to oppose Stimulus-2 disclose exactly why he/she is opposed.

The obvious answer is that another government program that will spend $447 billion dollars is like forcing a drowning man to drink grapefruit juice for some quick energy!

Makes no sense except to a wayward-thinking lefty with approval ratings in deep decline.

Obama needs to rethink Stimulus-2 and then think it again.

Consultations with Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.) might make Obama’s fuzzy headed math and logic more palatable to the smell test of economics and frugality.

In truth, Obama is trying to use Stimulus-2 as a means for outing Republicans who oppose higher taxes and more spending.

However, Obama’s political gamesmanship is facing a major setback by several Democrat senators who face reelection in 2012.

In sum, there are 447 solid reasons for defeating this travesty.

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If I Were Running Things

by Burt Prelutsky on Monday, April 11th, 2011

This is article 4 of 8 in the topic Entitlement Programs

It’s true that nobody has asked me how I’d go about getting America’s financial house in order, but that’s not unusual. After all, I’m not an expert. No “Dr.” before my name and no “PhD” after it. That’s why nobody ever invites me on TV and asks me to deal with the really important things. Instead, I get stuck with taking out the trash and feeding the dog.

Well, we’ve seen what a great job the experts have been doing. I say it’s high time that I got a crack at the major problems facing us, and let Tim Geithner take out the trash and Janet Napolitano feed Duke.

First off, I’d make people stop dumping Social Security in with that hodge-podge of government giveaways collectively referred to as entitlements, but which we all know are merely crude attempts at buying votes with other people’s money. It so happens that Social Security actually is an entitlement inasmuch as it is one of the few things that Americans are actually entitled to receive from the feds.

Although it remains the most massive Ponzi scheme ever devised by the mind of man, the people who stand to collect the monthly checks upon retirement are the very people who paid in to the plan.

That is what differentiates it from all those various forms of welfare that take money from one group of people and hand it over to another group, allowing politicians to pass off extortion as benevolence. Calling the process by the high-sounding term, “redistribution of wealth,” does nothing to help it pass the smell test. Socialism is socialism, no matter what the left-wing creeps choose to label it.

It’s true that when FDR and the rest of his gang of New Dealers hatched Social Security, most people were not expected to live long enough to collect. But that’s because nobody in the 1930s envisioned that Americans would start outliving their parents and grandparents by 20 or 30 years. As a result, now, when people suggest that far down the road retirees might have to wait another couple of years before collecting their checks, everyone has a hissy fit. It seems we have become a nation of very nasty, very demanding, brats.

So, even though the times and conditions have radically changed, most people are unwilling to change with them, even though by not changing they risk killing the not-so-golden goose. But, perhaps I’m expecting a miracle. Heck, people are so stubborn that even though the average basketball player is a foot taller than he was a few decades ago, they refuse to raise the basket. Worse yet, people are so cockeyed, they still cheer when a seven-footer with a nine-foot wingspan dunks a basketball through a hoop just 10 feet off the ground.

With Social Security, the big lie was always that the money was safe and secure in a locked box. Right, it was the same sort of locked box the stage magician uses when he makes the pretty lady disappear. The only difference is that she always returns to take a bow.

I was actually hoping that with the election of all those Tea Party Republicans last November, we might actually see a new dynamic in Washington.

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Eligibility Nit-picking Trips-up Another Chicago Politician!

by John Lillpop on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

This is article 230 of 372 in the topic Elections

First it was Barack Hussein Obama who, according to some, failed the eligibility smell test because of some little known Constitutional requirement that the president must be a citizen.

Even the buffoonery of Neal Abercromie, Hawaii’s very hairy and confused Democrat governor,has not been enough to quell the birther movement, which, by the way, originated with Attorney Philip Berg on behalf of Hillary Clinton in 2008.

Now in a shocker nearly as calamitous to Chicago mobsters as the dive of Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler at Soldier’s Field on Sunday, an Illinois court has shot down (oops! Excuse the hateful rhetoric!) the trumped- up candidacy of Rahm Emanuel.

As reported:

Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency standard, according to a ruling issued by a state appellate court today.

In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel said Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Chicago for a year prior to the election. The judges reversed a decision by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, which had unanimously agreed that Emanuel was eligible to run for mayor.

Just what is it about eligibility that confounds Chicago politicians so?

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