Friday, December 31, 2010
The Obamas' Kwanzaa Message
The President and First Lady have issued their Kwanzaa message:
Michelle and I extend our warmest thoughts and wishes to all those who are celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today [Dec. 26] is the first of a joyful seven-day celebration of African American culture and heritage.
The seven principles of Kwanzaa -- unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith -- are some of the very values that make us Americans.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Return of Obama Gravitas
By Stuart Schwartz
Gravitas -- what more can you ask for? Hence, the new year will bring renewed emphasis on the "brilliance" of Obama despite all evidence to the contrary. Never mind a presidency that has been "a striking failure"(American Thinker), a president whose direction of a "profligate Congress [that] carpet-bombs taxpayer dollars on greedy federal bureaucrats" (National Review), and a White House that offers "corruption" and "blatant disregard for the rule of law" (Judicial Watch)? Whom are you going to believe -- the media or your lying eyes? Read More
And so last winter, instead of planning for the next winter, Bloomy began planning for the apocalyptic New York City of 2080, where everyone has to live on melted ice floes and battle for parking spots with marauding polar bears. Read More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
By Alan Caruba Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The great issue of our times is the same great issue of the 1830s. The question is whether Congress can pass legislation or the President issue executive orders that are not authorized by or consistent with the Constitution?
The federal government is a republic composed of separate and sovereign republics.
What recourse do the States have individually and in combination when the central government acts in a fashion that is contrary to the limits and enumerated powers of the Constitution?
The answer, other than an appeal to the courts, is nullification. This term is defined as the assertion that States can and should refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.
This is no trifling matter.
In the past two years since the advent of the Obama administration, the federal government has seized control of one sixth of the nation’s economy, asserting control over the provision of healthcare.
It seized control of General Motors and Chrysler auto manufacturers, arbitrarily casting aside the rightful expectations of their bondholders and other creditors.
It has imposed absurd and invasive demands on air travelers.
It is considering a United Nations treaty that would render the Second Amendment null and void.
It has sued Arizona for enacting an immigration law that mirrors its own.
It is attempting through the FCC to assert control over the Internet.
In the 1860s the issue of state’s rights led to the Civil War.
President Obama’s closest and most powerful political adviser plans to increasingly move Obama out of the Oval Office – and perhaps out of the way?
The latest rumors coming from inside The Beltway tell of top Obama administration adviser Valerie Jarrett, having successfully solidified her power within the Oval Office, giving indications President Obama will be spending even less time at the White House and more time in campaign mode in 2011. It has been repeated often that Obama cares far less for the job of governing than he does campaigning to govern, and it now appears Jarrett is going to give him ample time to do just that.
It is said Jarrett has convinced the president that much of the difficulties that led to Obama’s falling approval numbers among Americans since being elected in 2008 was that the president was not visible enough. Many even within the president’s own party likely feel such a claim is rather absurd given Obama’s seemingly unending television appearances and near non-stop campaigning throughout much of 2009 and 2010, as well as numerous (and costly) trips abroad for both himself and First Lady Michelle Obama, but it would appear Jarrett now wants even less of Obama around the White House in 2011. This past weekend Jarrett told Meet the Press the president intends to be engaging the American people far more in the coming year. In an example of unintended irony, Jarrett disclosed that the president had told her just prior to leaving for vacation in Hawaii this past week that when he gets back from vacation he wants to really figure out how to spend less time in Washington DC.
There also appears to be a disconnect within the Obama West Wing, with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs recently stating there will be few staff leaving the Obama White House in 2011. (An interesting comment given the already significant exodus of staff that took place in 2010, as well as persistent rumors of his own imminent departure in 2011.) Counter to Gibb’s recent assertions, DC Insiders are giving strong indications a significant shift is coming within the administration. Just this week a strong rumor of Hillary Clinton’s departure as from the State Department was bantered about. It has already been confirmed David Axelrod and Robert Gates are making quick exits away from the Obama White House in the coming weeks and months.
Valerie Jarrett then remains the seeming de facto President, particularly if President Obama is intent, as his own words appear to confirm, to campaign rather than govern througout 2011. Jarrett’s now open support for Obama’s absence from the White House would appear to substantiate the claims by certain DC Insiders that she is in fact, the real power within the administration. A related story tells of a meeting between Hillary Clinton and Jarrett earlier in the year in which Jarrett demanded to know of Clinton’s intentions in 2012. What Clinton specifically told Jarrett is not entirely known – but the relationship between the two powerful women has apparently become increasingly wary, with Jarrett constantly reminding President Obama the former First Lady cannot be trusted.
As for the President? He appears content with the Jarrett plan of less hands on governing and more travels outside of Washington DC, leaving the political heavy lifting to those more willing to do so. In effect, America has a president already campaigning for a second term in a job he increasingly appears not to want.
Strange days indeed…
Food safety bill invokes Codex harmonization and grants FDA authority to police food safety of foreign nations
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
Of all the talk about S.510, virtually no one has actually read the language in the bill -- especially not those lawmakers who voted for it. The more you read from this bill, the more surreal it all becomes. For example, did you know there's a global FDA power grab agenda hidden in the Food Safety Modernization Act? Keep reading and I'll quote text straight out of the bill itself. Read More
Trends Research Institute
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
KINGSTON, NY, 28 December 2010 — After the tumultuous years of the Great Recession, a battered people may wish that 2011 will bring a return to kinder, gentler times. But that is not what we are predicting:
1. Wake-Up Call The people of all nations, having become convinced of the inability of leaders and know-it-all “arbiters of everything” to fulfill their promises, will do more than just question authority, they will defy it. The seeds of revolution will be sown….
2. Crack-Up 2011 In 2011, with the bailout funds and arsenal of other schemes to prop up the economy depleted, teetering economies will collapse, currency wars will ensue, trade barriers will be erected, economic unions will splinter, and the onset of the “Greatest Depression” (a trend we forecasted before the massive bailouts existed) will be recognized by everyone….
3. Screw the People As times get even tougher and people get even poorer, the “authorities” will intensify their efforts to extract the funds needed to meet fiscal obligations. While there will be variations on the theme, the governments’ song will be the same: cut what you give, raise what you take….
4. Crime Waves No job + no money + compounding debt = high stress, strained relations, short fuses. In 2011, with the fuse lit, it will be prime time for Crime Time. As Gerald Celente says, “When people lose everything and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” And “lose it” they will….
5. Crackdown on Liberty As crime rates rise, so will the voices demanding a crackdown. A national crusade to “Get Tough on Crime” will be waged against the citizenry. And just as in the “War on Terror,” where “suspected terrorists” are killed before proven guilty or jailed without trial, in the “War on Crime” everyone is a suspect until proven innocent….
6. Alternative Energy In laboratories and workshops unnoticed by mainstream analysts, scientific visionaries and entrepreneurs are forging a new physics incorporating principles once thought impossible, working to create devices that liberate more energy than they consume. What are they, and how long will it be before they can be brought to market?
7. Journalism 2.0 2011 will mark the year that new methods of news and information distribution will render the 20th century model obsolete. With its unparalleled reach across borders and language barriers, “Journalism 2.0” has the potential to influence and educate citizens in a way that governments and corporate media moguls would never permit….
8. Cyberwars In 2010, every major government acknowledged that Cyberwar was a clear and present danger and, in fact, had already begun. The demonstrable effects of Cyberwar and its companion, Cybercrime, are already significant – and will come of age in 2011. Equally disruptive will be the harsh measures taken by global governments to control free access to the web, identify its users, and literally shut down computers that it considers a threat to national security….
9. Youth of the World Unite University degrees in hand yet out of work, in debt and with no prospects on the horizon, feeling betrayed and angry, young adults and 20-somethings are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Not mature enough to control their impulses, the confrontations they engage in will escalate disproportionately….
10. End of The World! The closer we get to 2012, the louder the calls will be that “The End is near!” Among Armageddonites the actual end of the world, and annihilation of the Earth in 2012, is a matter of certainty. Even the rational and informed may sometimes feel the world is in a perilous state. Both streams of thought are leading many to reevaluate their chances for personal survival, be it in heaven or on earth….
11. The Mystery Trend … will be revealed upon publication of the Trends Journal in mid-January.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
By Deborah C. Tyler
To understand why liberals have lost the presumption of decency in Americans -- after all, they're constantly calling us racists, bigots, homophobes, xenophobes, religious clingers, and stupid -- you need look no farther than the American Psychological Association (APA). For the last sixty years, the APA has been cooking up an atheist/humanist vision that contradicts traditional American faith and values -- and using the banner of science to do it.
An earlier article for American Thinker, "Profiling the Psyclops," looked at the philosophy underlying the APA's mission to "re-norm" America to atheistic/humanistic values. This article looks at one way in which the APA is trying to implement that mission. Read More
The Missing Link in the Evolution of Barack Obama
By Selwyn Duke
His name is Barack Obama.
One of the problems with the idea of "American exceptionalism" is that it exacerbates a kind of complacency common to man. This is the phenomenon whereby people often view themselves as exceptions -- saying, after some tragedy, for instance, something such as "I never thought it could happen to me."
On a national level -- and this especially plagues great nations -- this manifests itself in the notion that "it" could never happen here. Oh, the "it" could be descent into tyranny, domination by a foreign power, or dissolution. Or maybe it could be the election of a leader who is a Manchurian candidate, a traitor within, someone bent on destroying the nation that gave him everything. That..."it"...couldn't happen here. In fact, the idea is so preposterous to many Americans that if such a threat loomed, they would never see it coming. And they would call a person who warned of it a nut.
So I want to present you with a hypothetical. Let's say a leader were elected who had, during his childhood, been mentored by an avowed Nazi. Let us further say that his guardians had chosen this mentor for him, indicating that they were likely sympathetic to the man's beliefs. Now, let us say that upon reaching college, this future leader gravitated toward Nazi professors. Moreover, we then find out that a man who knew the leader as an undergraduate and was, at the time, a Nazi himself, said that the leader was "in 100-percent total agreement" with his Nazi professors and was a flat-out Nazi who believed in old-style Brownshirt tactics. Read More
Monday, December 27, 2010
By Rusty Weiss
Barack Obama has set a course that will leave his legacy as no more than a footnote in American presidential history. For all of the bluster and glory, for all of the pomp and circumstance, and yes, for all of the anticipated hope and the promised change, the whirlwind of hype and expectation surrounding the president a mere two years earlier has virtually dissolved.
He was the man destined to save this country from his predecessor's failures. He was the man who would end the war in Iraq, finish the war in Afghanistan, and shut down the prison at Guantánamo Bay. He was the man charged with rescuing the faltering American economy. He was the man who would usher in a post-racial era in an allegedly inherently racist American society. And he was the man who had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize based not on tangible accomplishment, but simply upon these very expectations.
On all of these accounts, President Obama has been a striking failure. Read More
Sunday, 26 December 2010 15:51 Daniel Greenfield
After the 2010 elections, it's not exactly news that Obama has lost America. But in a less public referendum, he also lost the world. Obama's cocktail party tour of the world's capitals may look impressive on a map, but is irrelevant on a policy level. In less than two years, the White House has gone from being the center of world leadership to being irrelevant, from protecting world freedom to serving as a global party planning committee.
Even the Bush Administration's harshest critics could never have credibly claimed that George W. Bush was irrelevant. He might have been hated, pilloried and shouted about-- but he couldn't be ignored. However Obama can be safely ignored. Read More
Saturday, December 25, 2010
December 25, 2010
My Conversation with God
By Bob Weir
I was sitting alone in my room the other day, and I had a talk with God.
Me: "God, why is there so much strife in the world?"
God: "My son, I programmed my children to be complex beings beset by challenges and struggles which would strengthen them and force them to work out the problems of their existence in order that they be worthy of their own complexity."
Me: "But why did you make us to be so belligerent toward each other? Couldn't you have simply made us love each other?"
God: "Love is inherent in all my children, but its value must be discovered and appreciated. Otherwise, it would be taken for granted and ignored like an abundance of toys in the hands of a spoiled child. Love, like life, must be earned through suffering."
Me: "With all the power in the universe, you could, with a wave of your hand, make everyone deliriously happy. Why should we have to deal with any sadness?"
God: "Without the experience of sadness, you would not appreciate happiness. Without the knowledge of pain, you couldn't understand pleasure. Food is most satisfying when you are at your hungriest."
December 25, 2010
Who He Is
By Vasko Kohlmayer
Some two thousand years ago, the man whose birthday we celebrate during this season was walking with his disciples through a region which is today known as the Golan Heights. As they were making their way through those hilly parts, Jesus turned to his companions and asked "Who do people say that I am?"
The disciples told him that many ideas as to his identity: "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
Things have not changed much in the intervening two millennia. Today, as then, people hold many notions about who Jesus was. Some say that he was a great moral teacher, others that he was a bold social reformer. Still others claim that he was a wise man or a charismatic leader. If you asked ten different people, it is quite possible that you would get ten different answers.
To get at the truth, we can do no better than to go to the ultimate source and authority on Jesus's life. None of the statements below is a conjecture or a fanciful invention; they all come straight from the Word.
What follows is the Jesus of the Bible. Read More
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) In response to the recent passage of "food safety" bills S. 510 and corresponding H.R. 2751, the Vermont Coalition for Food Sovereignty has drafted its own resolution called "The Vermont Resolution for Food Sovereignty." Crafted to declare and protect the food and health freedom rights of all Vermont citizens, the resolution is essentially a warning to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it does not have jurisdiction over the food choices of the People of Vermont. Read More
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
While the establishment constantly invokes the contrived terror threat as justification for the announcement that your every activity is being sent to federal fusion centers, those same fusion centers have been busy defining peaceful assembly, non-violent protest and criticism of the government as domestic terrorism. According to the government’s own definition of what constitutes terrorist activity – you are a terrorist. Read More
Monday, December 20, 2010
Stopping Obama: A Republican Game Plan
By Ed Lasky
Barack Obama may have had a licking, but he keeps on ticking. How will the new Congress deal with a president who is relentless in his agenda to create a transformed America?
Obama is on a mission to advance a far-left agenda, and he will use all means at his disposal to accomplish his goals. "The end justifies the means" is his modus operandi. Read More
It could be the biggest crisis since the collapse of the housing market.
That’s how experts are describing state budgets, which are becoming so spend-heavy that municipalities are now drowning in debt and unrealistic spending obligations.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Selected excerpts from Prem Rawat in Montreal Canada talks of the Truth...that God dwells in the heart of all human beings...that the Divine is inside of you...that you are blessed byond belief.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
One of the best books I have ever read. It opened my eyes to the fact that Life is truly and Illusion. A delightful light read!
The following is a much heavier illustration of what has been known for such a very long time.
The Allegory of the Cave – also known as the Analogy of the Cave, Plato’s Cave, or the Parable of the Cave – is an allegory used by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic to illustrate “our nature in its education and want of education”.
Socrates describes a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Socrates, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not constitutive of reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners.
OTTAWA — This year's winter solstice — an event that will occur next Tuesday — will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that hasn't been seen in 456 years.
The celestial eccentricity holds special significance for spiritualities that tap into the energy of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and a time that is associated with the rebirth of the sun.
Read more: Solstice-eclipse overlap first in 456 years
Thursday, December 16, 2010
"Many Americans often assume that ‘the people’ derive their power from the Constitution, but the reality is actually reverse; the Constitution, in fact, derives its power from the people. Our duty (which some have forgotten) has always been to protect the rights and liberties inscribed on those pages of parchment. Not just to know those rights, or recite them, but to implement and defend them in our day-to-day existence. Without the constant nurturing cultural pulse of sound minds and courageous hearts, the Constitution dies."
By Giordano Bruno
Neithercorp Press – 12/15/2010
In all things, there exists a ‘point of balance’; a line that, if crossed, results in the sudden and expedient loss of our self-determinism and makes us subservient to the fickle whims of social, political, and physical gravity. We are “thrown” into the air, as it were, and the landing is rarely ever pleasant. The U.S. Constitution and the civil liberties it outlines is itself one of these historic points of balance. Its original purpose was to temper the most epic of grappling matches ever ignited; between the relentless constructs of government, and the individual freedoms of the common man. The ultimate problem inherent in this struggle is one of consistency, vigilance, and labor…
The Blaze...Watch Here
Ohio Media Praises Beck’s Wilmington Visit
Posted on December 16, 2010
On Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh was still fired up over the GOP being called “hostage takers” by the president last week. So, he threw out some analogies of his own, comparing Democrats to “Al Capone” and “gangsters.” But he didn’t stop there — he went on to wonder if Democrats on the Hill are the real “terrorists.”
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
"In other words, the case is another sensationalized circus sideshow designed to convince us that al-CIA-duh is now homegrown, so we need to get used to having TSA goons sticking their hands down our pants and our kids being zapped with backscatter radiation." Read More
"There’s an impostor calling himself president in the Oval Office with a shadow government of the radical agenda crazed czars running the circus.
They’re throwing everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at We the People from the White House. But the sky is not falling. Obama’s fairytale world is."
By Judi McLeod Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Even with Al Gore in a sort of forced semi-retirement, a Chicken Little Sky is Falling atmosphere still hovers over America.
The atmosphere is sustained because the Marxists in the White House are blowing big smoke rings at the outside world and slapping down red herrings at every available door.
It must be the most supreme insult to Marxist ego that most folk are too busy striving to make a living and trying to stay afloat to pay close attention to their latest scare tactics. Read More
December 14, 2010
Obama: Pawn or Mastermind?
By Tom Roberson
Obama's detractors seem to believe he is either an incompetent pawn in over his head as president or an evil mastermind directing an international conspiracy to subvert America.
The fact is that Barack Hussein Obama II was an Illinois state senator of little notice or importance who managed to win election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, where he remained undistinguished. Obama has benefited from staged rhetorical skills dependent on the availability of a teleprompter and the perception that he embodied the culmination of left-wing values in an electable package. As his presidency has progressed, his lack of experience and basic knowledge of the political process have been on full display for all to see. Read More
Saturday, December 11, 2010
By The Right Scoop
Tell me something I don’t know. The big take-away that people are getting from this is how they want to take over the media. We already know that Al Not-So-Sharpton is meeting with the FCC soon to put pressure on them to create new ways of regulating talk radio for the explicit purpose of taking down Rush Limbaugh. It’s all about baby steps, and this is one of them. Once the new regulation is in place, then they will use it against those whoever they want to shut down, like Rush, Hannity, Levin, Beck, and so on. And part of that process will be figuring out a way to regulate cable, i.e. Fox News, so they can do the same with that. Read More
Deja vu all over again -- but worse
Ethel C. Fenig
Deja vu all over again -- but worse
How weak is President Barack Obama(D)? So weak that he calls in his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton (D) to explain Obama's tax plan to the public in a bizarre joint White House press conference. Adding to the sense of unreality Obama departed early--he didn't want to be late for a a Christmas party he was attending with his wife he lamely explained--as his Clinton stand in continued with the presser.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
War is transforming itself before our eyes, turning into something unfamiliar and strange. Read More
WikiLeaks vindicates BushDecember 09, 2010
The media's "no WMD in Iraq" fantasy suffers another blow. Read More
Paul announces Wednesday night that Spencer Bachus has promised him the Chair of the House Sub-Committe on Domestic Monetary Policy. Let that sink in. Ron Paul will be killing Bernanke in committee every Friday for the next 2 years. A big win over the Fed’s K Street warlords.
Ron Paul Wipes The Smile Off Bernanke's Face
Paul Lectures Bernanke -- U.S. Moving Towards Fascism
Paul Lectures Bernanke -- U.S. Moving Towards Fascism
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Obama lashes out at friend and foe
I think John Podhoretz hit it right on the money: he called the president's press conference yesterday, "one of the most bizarre political events of my lifetime."
Somehow, I don't think the Democrats disenchanted by his policy choices over the past couple of days are going to be in a coronating mood after Obama furiously upbraided them in ad hominem language of a kind we may never before have heard from a president.Had he followed their counsel and refused to deal with the GOP, he said, "We [would] be able to feel good about ourselves, and sanctimonious about how pure our intentions are and how tough we are." Read More
December 8, 2010
At his press conference yesterday afternoon, President Obama took himself off in a little boat and went to where the Wild Things are. Read More
RealClearPolitics - Video - Obama To Fellow Democrats: We Can Not Be "Sanctimonious"
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Uncle Ted has 5 children, but once the new world order is done with its economic raping of the middle class, you may be forced to get sterilized for cash
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, December 6, 2010
Just months after a leaked UN blueprint that revealed climate change alarmists would start pushing “overpopulation” fears in favor of the discredited mantra of global warming as a means of dismantling the middle class, billionaire globalist Ted Turner followed suit during a Cancun luncheon yesterday when he urged the world to adopt China’s brutal one-child policy, and even suggested poor people should be sterilized in return for government handouts. Read More
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has swiftly become a superstar in the political firmament. His stands for the taxpayers and against wasteful government spending have exhibited the type of tough decision-making people have been waiting for among our politicians; his forceful stands against the public unions and the stranglehold they have over our lives and futures have become YouTube hits. He is the real Governator, not like that pretender in California. Read More
Last week Fox News personality Glenn Beck appeared to connect George Soros with the Wikileaks fiasco – indicating the two entities are very much related. Is Beck correct in making such a claim?
Read More: The Ulsterman Report: Glenn Beck on Wikileaks and Soros – One and the Same? Newsflavor
Sunday, December 5, 2010
WASHINGTON — In a classic case of shutting the barn door after the horse has left, the Obama administration and the Department of Defense have ordered the hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors not to view the secret cables and other classified documents published by Wikileaks and news organizations around the world unless the workers have the required security clearance or authorization.
“Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified, and must be treated as such by federal employees and contractors, until it is declassified by an appropriate U.S. Government authority,” said the notice sent on Friday afternoon by the Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the White House, to agency and department heads, urging them to distribute it to their staff. Read More
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
This article fully and clearly explains what Aaron Russo describes in his documentary titled America: Freedom to Fascism. It is all about CONTROL.
Wake the Herd
July 23, 2009
My belief in the existence of the New World Order centers around the activities, actions and writings of the members of the elite (mostly Anglo-American) inside the international banking cartel - which of course includes the Rockefeller and Rothschild families – over roughly the last century.
This cartel, through their financing of two World Wars; the revolutions of Lenin/Stalin and Hitler, among others; the creation of the IMF, World Bank and other private "central banks" like the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England; as well as their backing of international organizations like the United Nations, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization has sought to control not only the purse strings of the governments of the world, but also the policies, laws and programs that those governments and agencies implement.
Read More: Infowars.com or Wake the Herd
Thursday, December 2, 2010
This guy could be bogus or he could be real. You Decide!
Published by Ulsterman on December 2, 2010 in Opinions
Our second installment of the latest DC Insider interview broaches the subject of Soros, and hints at a shocking revelation regarding First Lady Michelle Obama.
…How was Reverend Wright not a big story? The media was all over it. No they weren’t. Not nearly as much as they should have been – any other candidate, they would have been. That’s not news right there – you know that, right. C’mon, admit it, the media should have destroyed Obama’s campaign right there. We all thought they would. We should have been done. The campaign was over – should have been over. It wasn’t though. Read more
posted at 11:36 am on December 2, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
And when the Wall Street Journal complains of corporate welfare via regulatory expansion, it’s worth noting. In an editorial today scolding the GOP for playing ball on S510, the food-safety bill that Harry Reid pushed as part of his desperate lame-duck agenda, the WSJ’s editors notes that the expansion of FDA powers and especially its mandatory recall authority will disproportionately impact smaller growers, especially in the House version, which is why the larger corporations didn’t put up much of a fight (via The Week): Read More
|The Gift that keeps on Giving|
Surprise Surprise...Gift Giving by the illegal Federal Reserve.
By Jia Lynn Yang, Neil Irwin and David S. Hilzenrath
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, December 2, 2010; 12:15 AM
The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Off to a Bad Start
Less than a month has passed since the mid-term elections and the early signs emanating from Washington don't bode well for the future of our freedom. The ruling class is still firmly entrenched and is seemingly oblivious to the message sent by the people on November 2. Corrupted by power, the two parties comprising the ruling class apparently still differ only in "the rates at which they are willing to usurp additional power."
American Thinker Blog Off to a Bad Start
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A Freedom of Information Act request filed by former Congressman Bob Barr seeks to discover whether the Department of Homeland Security has been keeping tabs on the Drudge Report and other prominent media outlets who have spearheaded a nationwide revolt against invasive TSA airport security measures. Read More
By Mortimer B. Zuckerman
Posted: November 29, 2010
Myopic self-indulgence. It is nearly a century since that gloomy German mathematician and philosopher Oswald Spengler published his 1918 classic The Decline of the West.
His thesis was that civilizations had an underlying trajectory, an organic rise and fall; his metaphor was to compare the stages of this process to the stages of our seasons—but seasons of many centuries. In the 19th century we were, he suggested, in the winter of the West, witnessing the triumph of materialism, socialism, and money and that the era of individualism, liberty, and humanitarianism was nearing its end.
Among Spengler's convictions was that money, instead of serving mankind, would betray the Western civilization as it had others—and money in politics and media especially.
Demography is destiny. As a result, there is a burgeoning consensus that we are witnessing an inevitable rise of the East and a decline of the West.
The Danger of a Global Double Dip Recession Is Real - US News and World Report