Thursday, February 10, 2011

CBO Admits Health Care Law Will Kill Jobs

800,000 Jobs Gone:
Posted on February 10, 2011
by Naked Emperor News

US Intelligence Director Says Muslim Brotherhood Is Secular

‘Largely Secular’: US Intelligence Director Says Muslim Brotherhood Is Secular Hours After Senior Member of Muslim Brotherhood Admits Ultimate Goal Is Sharia Law in Egypt

Posted on February 10, 2011
by Naked Emperor News

American Thinker
February 10, 2011
Obama's Director of National Intelligence thinks Muslim Brotherhood is 'largely secular'

This is the caliber of personnel we have come to expect from the Obama Administration.

From Josh Gerstein at Politico :

During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypt's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement "largely secular."

In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood' an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," Clapper said. "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."

The Brotherhood uses the slogan, "Islam is the answer," and generally advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles. The movement has as a broad goal unifying what it perceives as Muslim lands, from Spain to Indonesia, as a "caliphate."

From the people who brought you the term "man-made disasters," "overseas contingency actions,"; andwho have done everything in their power to disabuse people of the odd notion that there is such a thing as "Islamic terrorism" (see their reaction to the Fort Hood shooting, for one example) comes the perverse and dangerous idea that the Muslim Brotherhood is "largely secular".

Patrick Moynihan would call this "defining deviancy down." Others might have more pointed terms

Michelle Obama is Flat Out Lying

"All roads lead back to Chicago with this White House. Jarrett is the true power in the administration."

White House Insider:
February 10, 2011
Published by Ulsterman

Our latest installment from our D.C. Insider states Michelle Obama is "flat out lying" about President Obama’s smoking habit, while also indicating a rift has already emerged between Valerie Jarrett and newly appointed White House Chief of Staff William Daley, and the possibility of a soon to come Congressional investigation set to rock the Obama administration.

Here is my take on the First Lady’s “Obama isn’t smoking anymore” comments this past week. Michelle Obama is flat out lying and this kind of lying has become terminal within the Obama White House. Is that direct enough for you? I know for a FACT the president did NOT quit smoking last year. Knowing that leaves me with the question of why Michelle Obama goes out and makes such a statement. That is the question you should have been asking. So why does she lie about her husband’s smoking habit? Certainly she is aware others know she is lying. So why do it? And if the president had in fact quit smoking after a 30 year habit, how in the hell does he manage to lose weight while doing so? The guy looks downright emaciated over the last year. And of course I’ve already spoken to what might be causing that.

Now this entire subject might seem on the surface to be somewhat unimportant, right? President Obama smokes or doesn’t smoke, who cares. Ah, but now add the First Lady making the issue a public lie regarding the subject. Why do that? One, I think this White House has become less and less concerned with the appearance of truth. They have already gotten away with so much, so many times, that they now are emboldened to say or do what they want even more, regardless of where the truth might fit in. Now THAT should be of great concern to everyone.

Second, and this is total speculation here on my part, that there is an ongoing dispute between the First Lady and the president over his “habits”, and she put out that public statement as some kind of passive aggressive power play. That is her motivation. I don’t want to start on the psychology of a wife who would do that to a husband, make his habits and struggles a matter of public record, but it is a weird thing to do don’t you think? Was the First Lady punishing the president? Hell if I know, but it was a weird thing to do because so many of us know that the president has not quit smoking since last year. And if the First Lady is so willing to lie about something so trivial as the president’s smoking habit, imagine what kind of other lies she is participating in. Or don’t imagine as frankly it might be just too -expletive- scary to consider.

Now to something more directly political. Received word that a rift is already developing between Valerie Jarrett and Bill D. Daley is worried Obamacare will be too easily used against the president in 2012 and wants to make drastic alterations to the legislation by the end of this year so it can be sold as more popular than it currently is.  Read More

Obama raised in a sea of Marxist and socialist thinking

Barack Obama is a man without a core

February 10, 2011
The Essential Barack Obama
By Steve McCann

Today the United States finds itself adrift on a sea of uncertainty; its economy floundering under the weight of oppressive debt and mismanagement, its status in world affairs at its lowest ebb since the beginning of the 20th Century and its citizens openly questioning the future. At such a critical time the country has as its President a man unable or qualified to lead.

Barack Obama is a man without a core, leaving the ship of state without a rudder in the management of foreign affairs and domestic policy which have spun dangerously out of control over the past two years. A cursory examination of Mr. Obama's life and accomplishments reveals a man whose life has been centered around the discovery of two personal attributes (as detailed in his autobiography "Dreams from My Father"): his ability to deliver a speech and his skin color in a nation obsessed with guilt for the past. His writings and the sharing of a strong anti-colonialist sentiments with his father (see Dinesh D'Souza: "Roots of Obama's Rage") portray an overwhelming sense of entitlement due solely to his paternal African descent.

While raised in a sea of Marxist and socialist thinking, these philosophies only served to confirm his deep seated animosity toward the United States and the western world and not as a basis for any firm ideological beliefs. Over the years his reluctance to promote the purity of those ideologies whenever given the opportunity confirms that he has never been an abject true believer.

Rather Obama has used and manipulated the true believers into being the foot soldiers for his personal ambitions. The most overused phrase since he assumed the national spotlight is: "thrown under the bus" and it has been so for good reason as in the case of Reverend Jeremiah Wright whose church Obama joined in order to politically ingratiate himself with the Chicago black community.

Out of his Marxist upbringing, Obama has embraced the doctrine of the end justifies the means, but in his case as a strategy to achieve his egocentric ambitions not political ends except to do enough to keep his left-wing base in line. This cynical belief represents the epitome of corruption in any society. A leader within government or the national community at large who is captive to this thinking must be by necessity devoid of ethics, integrity, or morals.  Read More

The Alternative Market Project: A Sneak Preview

"The greatest threat to the U.S. economy today is forced globalization and the fiat central banking system.

If we wish to fight back against the globalist feudalism thrust upon us, we must decentralize markets and rebuild local commerce and trade."

By Brandon Smith (aka Giordano Bruno)
Neithercorp Press – 2/10/2011

If you want something done right, you might well have to do it yourself. We’ve heard the old adage before, but rarely do we ever seem to apply it to our economic environment. Instead, we have seen fit to allow “smarter” men to take the reigns, and take control, of our financial well being, all on misplaced faith in the supposed good intentions of government and corporate bodies. This cultural attitude of non-involvement in the economic decision making process has cost millions of Americans their jobs and now threatens the stability of our currency, our nation, not to mention our very future. Many of us have become entirely dependent on only a handful of men for our own livelihoods. It is time to take greater stock in ourselves, our ingenuity, and our ability to create and adapt. It is time to take responsibility for our own commerce, and breathe life back into local communities once again. It is time for an alternative…

The greatest threat to the U.S. economy today is forced globalization and the fiat central banking system. Many organizations are working to expose, audit, and even shut down the private Federal Reserve, which is responsible in large part for facilitating the mortgage and derivatives crisis as well as the continued devaluation of our dollar. This is a vital effort that requires the utmost support from all facets of the Liberty Movement. However, there is another matter that needs to be addressed in tandem with any endeavor to remove our destructive central banking system…

Much of the damage that can be inflicted on our economy has already been dealt. As neithercorp and many other websites devoted to honest financial analysis have shown time and again, our fiscal structure is teetering on the brink of oblivion, our so called “recovery” is a fa├žade fed by skewed statistics and rivers of fiat money dumped into banks and stocks, and our purchasing power is being crushed by a deliberate campaign to slow-kill the greenback. Only now are greater signs of this disaster being revealed to the masses as real unemployment remains essentially static and prices of base goods skyrocket. Even with a successful initiative launched against the Federal Reserve, we would still be left with a faulty, crumbling, debt based architecture. We can pull the iceberg from our shattered ship, but the ship is still going to sink.

The key to our survival is not only to go after the culprits who have carpet bombed us, but to also build a better system to shield us from any financial shrapnel that might be hurled our way.  Read More