Posted in Broken Government, Election, Government, The Political Process, WP Political Blogger Alliance, tagged Barack Obama, first amendment, freedom of the press, obama history, vetting, WP Political Bloggers Alliance on October 31, 2008|
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An interesting email is making the rounds, and it was recently sent to me by a friend. I do not know who wrote it, but the questions asked of the media in the email are to the point. Remember, the media were given a mention in the Bill of Rights – a little thing called freedom of the press. This spelled out freedom was judiciously given to the press to insure that someone would be watching our government and political process. A search for the truth by the media was expected by the Founding Fathers. An alert to the people of the truths uncovered was also expected by the Founding Fathers. The media of today appear to not understand that with a first amendment right, comes a deep and solemn responsibility. The following email seems to hit the issue squarely and asks tough questions of the media – questions which have gone unanswered.
Ain’t it the truth?????
A Guy named Joe, who happens to be a plumber with ambitions for a bigger business, questioned and challenged a Guy named Barack, who happens to be running for President of the US/Leader of the Free World?
And within 24 hours the Media has given us more information about Joe’s life than they’ve given us about Barack’s life in the past 18 months.
Thanks to a diligent press corps, we now know about Joe’s professional licensing status, his income tax situation, his employment history, his domestic squabbles, his voting record, everything associated with his personal identity; his education?. It’s probably been reported somewhere whether he wears boxers or briefs.
Thanks to a lazy press corps? We still don’t know what grades Obama made in college; how he got into Harvard; when he met Bill ‘the bomber’ Ayers; when he stopped doing illegal drugs; his medical history; whether he still smokes cigarettes; the extent of his affiliation with socialist/communist organizations; why he’s no longer a licensed attorney; whether he lied on his Bar application; Whether he’d qualify for a security clearance if he were just an average Joe;’ what passport he used to travel to Pakistan in 1981; who his ex-girlfriends are; whether he was or still is an Indonesian citizen; why his Kenyan grandmother insists he was born there; whether he was ever legally named Barry Soetoro or anything else besides Barack Hussein Obama;
Why he needed the help of a crook (Resco) to purchase his family home; where he was on Nov. 6 and 7, 1999; what the long-version of his birth certificate says; why he helped an anti-American, pro-Islamic candidate for Kenyan President against US interests; why he listened to Rev. Wright’s sermons for 20 years; how many times he took his kids to a Rev. Wright sermon; what he actually did as chair of the Annenberg Challenge; the depth of his relationship with ACORN?
Well, you get the idea
But, really, I am SO relieved that the Mainstream Media has done its job vetting Joe The Plumber, who is NOT running for public office, but who had the AUDACITY to challenge Barack Hussein Obama, who wants my vote for President of the United States of America.’
If Barack Obama is elected, we can only hope that the answer to each question put forth by the anonymous writer is benign. If the answers are not benign, than we have made a grave mistake.
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Posted in Broken Government, Election, Government, The Political Process, tagged Barack Obama, employee free election, employee free election act, union elections, union organizing, WP Political Bloggers Alliance on October 29, 2008|
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A frightening change to the fabric of this democratic nation will occur shortly after we have elected Barack Obama to the Presidency. Since the Congress is likely to hold a filibuster proof majority for the Democrats, the Employee Free Election Act will likely be sent up to the White House to be signed into law. Barack Obama as a co-sponsor of the bill will, without a doubt, immediately sign it into law.
Why is this frightening and why will this change the fabric of our democratic nation? Well, to combat the oppression of companies, supposedly crushing attempted unionization, by firing workers who try to unionize at the work place – even though there is currently a required secret ballot for workers to elect to unionize or to not unionize. The employer simply does not know how the worker voted. The Democrats plan to change this and replace a secret ballot with a “Free Election” Act – eliminating the secret ballot and allowing a “dainty doily carrying” union organizer to sit in front of the worker while the worker fills out a preference card for a union. When 51% of the workers fill out a card and check off “yes” on union, the union will be certified by the National Labor Relations Board.
The Democratic Party plans to take away the secret ballot to help the worker. The D E M O C R A T I C Party will remove democracy from a union election to HELP the worker? The web site Open Congress describes this bill as:
This is the Democrats’ chief labor bill (aka the Card-check bill). It would change the rules governing the formation of unions, the way first contracts between unions and employers are negotiated, and how employees’ rights are enforced. Under the bill, unions could be certified once a majority of employees have signed union authorization cards. The bill also designates a time line for first contracts to be drawn up between unions and employees. Finally, it would increase the fines employers must pay if found guilty of violating their employees’ right to unionize.
This alone should be pause enough to consider what will happen when the Democrats are swept into total control of this nation. If you want this “Vote For Change” – Yes They Can!
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Posted in Election, Government, The Political Process, WP Political Blogger Alliance, tagged ayers, flegler, Kahlidi, la times, Obama, PLO, resco, WP Political Bloggers Alliance, wright on October 29, 2008|
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Before you vote for Obama, you might want to stop and think of who you would be placing in charge of this nation. Much has been said about Obama’s ties to radicals and his far left leanings to the point of creating nausea. Obama has denied or made little of each accusation. Is Obama telling the truth?
When he says that Ayers is a casual acquaintance or that he sat in Wright’s church for twenty years and never heard one of the anti-American sermons, is he telling the truth? He was close with Father Flegler and never heard him provide an anti-white, anti-American sermon? His personal and financial relationship with Tony Resco, where in strange financial dealings about Obama’s house have come to light. It involved a monetary windfall Obama received through the transaction of buying his home, from convicted felon Resco.
When all these relationships are not passing the smell test, and when combined the whole is actually greater than the sum of its parts. We now have serious cause to question just who this man is and how truthful Obama has been with us. The newest questionmark is Obama’s relationship with yet another Chicago radical, Rashid Kahlidi, an activist with strong ties to the Palestine Liberation Organization or better known as the PLO – formerly a serious terrorist organization and a criminal terrorist organization when Obama was apparently close to Kahlidi. The PLO is an enemy of Israel.
The L.A. Times apparently has a video tape wherein Obama reveals just how close he has been to this radical. The LA Times will not release the video tape. I ask, if the tape is benign than why not release it? The LA Times is a staunch supporter of Obama, you might even say they are in the tank for him. They are zealously are guarding this tape – why? They say they have promised the supplier of this tape that they would keep it out of public reach. Well the toothpaste is out of the tube. Are they withholding a tape that finally reveals just who Obama is and who he hangs with – a host of Chicago, anti-American, radicals? If the tape is nothing then release it. Withholding the tape tells this writer that they and Obama are hiding something big. Read the article at Allies of Palestinians seek a friend in Barack Obama, LA Times.
Again, do we really know who this man is?
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Posted in Broken Government, Economy and Trade, Government, WP Political Blogger Alliance, tagged fdic, federal reserve, meltdown, stock market, william isaac, WP Political Bloggers Alliance on October 9, 2008|
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Just when will the brain trust in Washington, D.C. realize that it has to insure the creditors of the nation’s National Banks? Just when will the brain trust realize that it has no choice but to lift Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) “Mark to Market” rules or at least modify them? Due to the inability to properly Mark to Market mortgage portfolios, the banks simply do not have sufficient capitalization to lend – the ratios are GONE. The piecemeal fix chosen by Treasury Secretary Paulson and our Administration is rapidly bringing this country’s economy to a standstill. Every day a new and different piece to the “secret” plan appears – is there no single master plan that can be published?
Former Head of the FDIC, William Isaac, has said “…One alternative is a “net worth certificate” program along the lines of what Congress enacted in the 1980s for the savings and loan industry. It was a big success and could work in the current climate. The FDIC resolved a $100 billion insolvency in the savings banks for a total cost of less than $2 billion. The net worth certificate program was designed to shore up the capital of weak banks to give them more time to resolve their problems. The program involved no subsidy and no cash outlay. The FDIC purchased net worth certificates (subordinated debentures, a commonly used form of capital in banks) in troubled banks that the agency determined could be viable if they were given more time. Banks entering the program had to agree to strict supervision from the FDIC, including oversight of compensation of top executives and removal of poor management…” Read the entire article A Better Way To Aid Banks by William Isaac at The Washington Post.
Unless and until the banks can lend again to both consumers and businesses, we will continue to experience a deflationary economy, one that is essentially closed for business. The ripple effect is currently being felt in the stock market. Before anyone makes a crack that the “fat cats are getting what they deserve”, consider that millions of Americans have retirement portfolios in the stock market as investments or HAD retirement portfolios in the stock market. The markets have moved beyond looking at book value or earnings growth ratios for equity pricing. The many analysts who normally provide ratings and reviews of the myriad of equities and bonds in the market place, have through a complete loss in understanding of what will happen next, capitulated, and have no prognostications – they are frozen. Experts are frozen. There simply is insufficient information available to recommend an investing path. All the traditional safe plays have tanked. Then should anyone be trading?
Both corporate and municipal pension plans have seen a drain in value from 15% to as much as 35%. Individuals in or near retirement have no way to recoup their losses. Money is draining from mutual funds at an alarming rate. The general loss in wealth for this country’s citizens, while we wait for the Treasury death by drip, drip plan to kick in, as they are acting in a deliberate manor, while the world crumbles around them, is astounding. The only exempt group from this loss of pension wealth is the government worker because their pension is set under parameters of retirement.
The Administration, Congress, and the Federal Reserve need to immediately:
- Eliminate Mark to Market or at least temporarily modify it.
- Guaranty all creditors of this country’s National Banks.
- Cease trading on all domestic stock exchanges, to allow a cooling off period.
- Reverse the current property value deflation by stimulating the purchase of resale homes – a special limited time, one year, super low rate mortgage program offered through the FHA; perhaps a 7 year adjustable rate mortgage. (An Alternative to the Massive Mortgage Bailout!)
- Offer a substantial tax credit for the purchase of residential resale home foreclosures between now and June 30, 2009.
The lack of speedy supplementary post reaction to the rescue bill, in light of the markets meltdown, represents gross malfeasance by this Administration. It appears that no one in Washington has a clue. Nancy Pelosi is talking a stimulus package – spoken by someone who is pandering for votes while the country’s economic system melts down. She and Harry Reid should be calling the House and Senate back into special session to work on a mortgage program and only a mortgage program – no pork, no electioneering! This is no longer about the million or so homeowners in foreclosure. It is now about the 50 million in or near retirement suffering retirement financial failure.
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