Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Improvement Key to Security for Scouts
Story by Spc. Brandon Sandefur
Posted on 10.13.2008 at 01:40PM
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – For the Soldiers in the dangerous terrain of the mountainous Nuristan province of Afghanistan, improving their outposts is important to security and relations in the area. The Pakistan border is a common entrance into Afghanistan for terrorists.
Building relationships with local residents helps deny the terrorists sanctuary along the Pakistan border, said Sgt. 1st Class Donald Couch, an outpost platoon sergeant from Smithville, Texas.
Units along the border patrol through villages to meet with the locals and show them they are there to help. But, where the locations of the outposts are good for interaction with villagers, they are also targets for insurgent attacks. The Soldiers who live and fight in these outposts have to constantly improve their boundries to stay safe so they can continue to help the locals in the area.
Soldiers from the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, make any improvements that can be made to their positions, and when necessary the Soldiers improvise with building supplies.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Family Security Matters:
Joe Biden wanted to know if WFTV-Channel 9’s Barbara West was “joking” when she asked, “How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?” After hearing this interview, perhaps Joe might want to amend his answer.
In a nutshell: Obama thinks the Constitution stands in the way of government meddling in the way you and I live our lives.
A Gallup poll in June indicated that Americans oppose redistribution of wealth by the government 84% to 13%, preferring that the government do what it can to improve the overall economic situation. I find it hard to believe they’ve changed their minds in just a few months. So if a majority of Americans are against socialism, how would Obama enact it?
The next president will likely make appointments to the Supreme Court - possibly as many as three. Tommy Vietor, Obama spokesman, explained that "Barack Obama has always believed that our courts should stand up for social and economic justice, and what's truly elitist is to appoint judges who will protect the powerful and leave ordinary Americans to fend for themselves." Denver Post columnist David Harnsanyi points out that
“Justices solemnly swear to "administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich." So judges, incredible as this may sound, are not prohibited from "protecting" the powerful if the powerful happen to be right on the constitutional issue.
To suggest otherwise, as Obama has, is to suggest they should ignore their oath.
Could this latest bombshell be why Americans have not been privy to Obama’s college records and writings? The Obama campaign is calling this latest revelation a distraction. I call it critical information.
Tom Blumer, writing for Pajamas Media, says, “No wonder Team Obama is pushing the travesty known as ‘early voting’ so hard. They’re praying that as many Obama voters as possible will cast their ballots without learning the true nature of the person they are supporting.”
Voters who have been enthralled by Obama’s flowery teleprompter speeches and promises of hope, change, lollipops and unicorns owe it to themselves to look beyond the information being offered by the mainstream media in this last significant week before the election.
As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The following is a comment posted on Pajamas Media. It sounds like someone trying to convince you to worship satan.
Very soon Barack Obama will be your new President. This is a reality you cannot alter or escape from. It is fact. It is history. It is justice for the world.
Many of you have seen the light and have accepted the truth. And we thank you for your support and aid in electing Barack Obama.
To those who have rejected the truth you have no reason to fear Barack Obama. He is wise and just and he will follow the principals followed by his African forefathers.
Barack Obama is the son of Kings and Queens who started human civilization thousands of years ago. Barack Obama remembers his heritage and his obligations to the Truth, Justice and the Future.
Barack Obama understands what is wrong and what needs to be done. Barack Obama has intelligence and vision that has lasted for over a millennium. Barack Obama was born with the appropriate ways of thinking, speaking, and acting and this will inspire you to be liberated for now there is no shackle which can keep you enslaved.
An African Proverb tell us: "Then command the servant, thusly: Make an Elder's staff causing my son to stand in my place I will instruct him through the speech of the listeners and the counsels of the first of the ancients who listened to the divinities. In so doing troubles will be removed from the people."
Barck Obama is here now to listen, to instruct and will lead you to your new life.
America will have a new start. A change to right itself. A change to correct its wrongs and address its sins. If you support change that will bring forth social and economic
justice, you will stand with Barack Obama. Those who have been denied justice in America will get justice. Those will have been denied opportunity will be given opportunity. Those will falsely imprisoned will be freed. Those who are guilty will be punished. America's salvation is at hand.
Those who have profited in America will play a role helping others. Justice requires equality and fairness and those who have the means will now be fair and will contribute to equality.
Stand with Barack Obama and you will be honored you for your work, sacrifice, dedication and devotion on behalf of all oppressed peoples.
Stand with Barack Obama and you will be honored and celebrated and remembered in song and praise and by your children.
Sen. Obama, stand and deliver! Answer the demand of the American people; those you say you so want to serve. Do the honorable thing and present your citizenship to the citizenry. Should you dare to be so arrogant as to dismiss the American people by usurping the Spirit of the U.S. Constitution, you will be solely responsible for the societal divide created by your inaction. You, Sen. Obama, will be solely responsible for bringing this Constitutional Crisis to bear.
We stand on the brink of a Second Great Civil War. Let’s see just how much Sen. Obama really loves our country.
In Judge Surrick’s ruling, he declared that Mr. Berg “lacked standing” to bring the lawsuit to the court. He stated that the harm cited by Berg was “too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters.” This ruling is a slap in the face to every citizen of the United States.
The U.S. Constitution begins with:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
It does not begin with “We the Government...” or “We the Judiciary...” and for good reason. The United States government is empowered and created by We the People; the citizens. The U.S. Constitution belongs to the people not to the government. In fact, the Constitution was created to limit government’s ability to employ tyrannical governance. It is squarely within the citizen’s purview to protect and defend the US Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. This notion is called civic responsibility and it is our duty as citizens to pro-actively defend our Charters of Freedom. It is for this reason, among but a few more, that the Constitution is written in the First Person.
Barack Obama could defuse this situation by presenting his original vaulted birth certificate, thus satisfying his obligation to the American people to provide proof he meets the requirements for holding the office of President of the United States as set forth in Article II, Section 1. But I doubt he will. He has the luxury of having partisan judicial activists – tyrants – acting on his behalf, usurping the authority of the Constitution.
But the larger more serious Constitutional Crisis remains: it would appear we have no system in place for verifying a candidate’s eligibility for holding the office of President of the United States – or any other federal or state office for that matter. We have no system, but for relying on a partisan and politically hijacked Congress, for making sure that those running for elected office satisfy the requirements as set forth by those who loved our country enough to die for its creation.
This cannot stand.
The following is an excerpt from Frank Salvato's column at Family Security Matters:
The recent ruling by the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick dismissing the lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s citizenship, brought by former Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Democrat county chair Phillip Berg, presents the genesis of a Constitutional Crisis. While Barack Obama’s refusal to satisfy the citizens’ request to validate his citizenship illustrates his unbridled arrogance and that of his campaign and supporters, it also exposes the fact that politics, at the hands of political opportunists and ideologues, has usurped the legitimate execution of the supreme law of the land; the United States Constitution.
Make no mistake. I do not support Barack Obama in his quest for the presidency. I find his political ideology to embrace a one-world ideology borrowing heavily from the Marxist-Leninist dogma. But, if in fact he is a legal and naturally born citizen of the United States of America, if he thoroughly satisfies the requirements as set forth in Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, then I will defend his right to be placed on ballots across our nation. My concern is not partisan, it is constitutional.
Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution reads:
"No Person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States."
In what may come as a surprise to many, the Federal Election Commission does not have authority to verify whether or not a presidential candidate has satisfied the constitutional requirements set forth for candidacy.
The FEC’s mission statement reads:
“In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.”
So, a singular question becomes self-evident; what entity requires proof be filed of a candidate’s satisfaction of the constitutional requirements needed to become President of the United States?
In Marquis v. Reed, one of the eight lawsuits filed in an attempt to verify that Barack Obama is indeed eligible to hold the office of President of the United States, Steven Marquis takes a different tract than Berg. Marquis challenges the Washington State Secretary of State, Samuel Reed, to verify Obama’s eligibility.
In this lawsuit Marquis establishes:
“As we do not have a federal ballot per se, Washington State, through the office of the Washington State, Secretary of State creates its own ballot and supervises the same, electing electors to represent our choice for the Office of President...and presents a state question within this Court’s jurisdiction.”
Still, while establishing that the States, rather than the federal government, have jurisdiction over their individual election processes, it still doesn’t quest for the answer to the self-evident question of what entity requires proof be filed of a candidate’s satisfaction of the constitutional requirements needed to become President of the United States? Instead, it adds to the immediacy of the question and brings to the forefront a more refined question; is there an entity that verifies a candidate’s satisfaction of the requirements?
[see bio below]
My Mother’s Birth Certificate...And Obama’sOctober 23, 2008
Four years ago, when I had just about completed the lengthy legal and financial vetting process required by the U.S. government to place my then-92-year-old-mother in a nursing home, I was asked to produce her birth certificate as “proof” of her citizenship. While she was born in America, had voted in every election for untold decades, and paid her taxes religiously, that wasn’t good enough to qualify my elderly mother –deaf, legally blind, and confined to a wheelchair – to be admitted to the facility I had chosen for her near my home.
Frankly, I didn’t think finding my mother’s birth certificate was possible, given the fact that she had been born in a farmhouse in Storrs, CT, along with nine of her 10 siblings, to parents who didn’t speak English. Despairing that she would never be “qualified” to receive the care she desperately needed, I set about to find the document, which I was sure had vanished in the unreliable record-keeping of 1913.
First I called an official in Hartford, the capitol of Connecticut, who recommended that I call the Storrs record-keeping office.
That took two minutes.
Next I called the Storrs office and was told to call another number.
That took two minutes.
When I called the third number, I explained to the woman who answered the phone that I was “asking something impossible.” I gave her my mother’s first name and her father’s last name.
Within four minutes, she said, “Here it is!” She had found my mother’s birth certificate, and it surprised me when I learned my mother’s “real” first name and “real” last name had changed significantly as she and her family became Americanized.
When I expressed my amazement, the woman said: “That’s nothing…we’re routinely asked to find birth certificates from the 1800s, and we do that all the time!”
Total time it took me to find my mother’s 1913, born-in-a-farmhouse birth certificate: 10 minutes!
Where Is Obama’s?
To this date, Barack Obama has refused – or been unable –to produce an authentic birth certificate that attests to the fact he is an American-born citizen. He has had more than the two-years of campaigning for the presidency of the United States to do this, but failed.
Why is this important? Because the Constitution of the United States expressly forbids anyone born on foreign soil to run for the highest office in our land!
You would think that Obama would have volunteered the “proof” of his eligibility within a nanosecond of entering the race. But here we are, less than two weeks away from the election, and Americans still don’t know if Obama is an American!
While Obama’s camp submitted a supposedly authentic birth certificate to the far-left blog Daily Kos, it was found to have been a photo-shopped version of the birth certificate of his half-sister, who was actually born in Hawaii, as Obama claims he was.
While this glaring omission in Obama’s eligibility to become the most powerful man on earth mystified some and rankled others, a few people – clearly alarmed at what they considered a stealth candidate’s attempt to dance his way around the Constitution and venture into the realm of criminality– took action.
Sleuth No. 1
The first sleuth was lawyer Philip J. Berg, a Democrat from Pennsylvania and an undisguised Hillary fan,
Last August, Berg – a former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and one-time candidate for both governor and senator –filed a lawsuit in Federal Court (Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083) seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction against Obama, alleging that the first-term Illinois senator did not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States.
Berg’s suit was based on Obama’s failure to answer satisfactorily the question of where he was born. Was it in Hawaii, Kenya, or Indonesia? Was his legal name Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro (his stepfather’s surname), Barry Obama, Barack Dunham (his maternal grandparents’ surname), or Barry Dunham?
Among the other questions Berg raised were the authenticity of the name Obama used on his Illinois Bar Application and his possible allegiance to other countries.
Details of the case, including direct quotations, are found on Berg’s website: www.obamacrimes.com.
“Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Senator Obama's lies and obfuscations,” Berg said. “He clearly shows a conscience of guilt by his actions in using the forged birth certificate and the lies he's told to cover his loss of citizenship. We believe he...supported this belief by his actions in hiding his secret, in that he failed to regain his citizenship and used documents to further his position as a natural born citizen...His very acts prove he knew he was no longer a natural born citizen. We believe he knew he was defrauding the country or else why use the forged birth certificate of his half sister?...If the DNC officers and/or leaders had performed one ounce of due diligence, we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament...from making a person the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship through an oath of allegiance at age eighteen  as prescribed by Constitutional laws!”
The net result of Berg’s efforts was that, on September 9, both Obama and the Democratic National Committee filed a joint motion for a Protective Order to Stay Discovery pending a decision on the Motion to Dismiss his lawsuit. In other words, to make Berg’s lawsuit go away!
Berg said he was “outraged, as this is another attempt to hide the truth from the public; it is obvious that documents do not exist to prove that Obama is qualified to be President.” The joint motion, Berg asserted, was a concerted effort to avoid the truth by attempting to delay the judicial process, although legal, by not resolving the issue presented: that is, whether Barack Obama meets the qualifications to be President. He said it is obvious that Obama was born in Kenya and does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Simply stated, Obama “is unable to produce a certified copy of his Birth Certificate from Hawaii because it does not exist.”
An e-mail friend of mine, a lawyer, stated: “What has boggled my mind about this case is that Berg simply waited for a court order to compel the production of the birth certificate, when he could just as easily have served a subpoena on the Hawaii County Clerk or County Recorder – or whoever is the custodian of records in Hawaii – to produce the original birth certificate for examination by an expert forensic-document examiner to produce certified copies to the Court, the Plaintiff, and the Defendants, which would have shifted the burden to Obama to quash the subpoena – and if he filed a motion to quash the subpoena to produce his own birth certificate, that would sure as hell tell us that he has a lot to hide.”
Sleuth No. 2
Also in August, longtime Obama nemesis Andy Martin – a Chicago journalist, lawyer, author of the bestseller, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask,” and executive editor or www.ContrarianCommentary.com – filed a suit in the Court of the First Circuit State of Hawaii (08-1-2147-10) against the Republican governor, Linda Lingle, and the director of the Department of Health, Dr. Chiyome Fukino.
Martin’s suit alleged that the defendants had refused to provide a copy of the requested, certified copy of the birth certificate of Senator Obama “attested to by the State and not a `certificate’ which is posted on a website and which has been debunked as possibly having been altered.”
“It is axiomatic,” Martin’s suit said, “that the birth certificate of a presidential candidate is a document of crucial public concern and significance.”
Failing both his petition and an initial “emergency motion,” Martin filed his second emergency motion this month (-1-2147-10 BIA) “for an Order to Show Cause (`OSC’) directing the defendants…on or before October 22, 2008…at a hearing before this Court why the relief requested by the Plaintiff should not be granted…This lawsuit does not involve complicated or disputed facts.”
“Why is Barack Obama obstructing access to his birth records?” Martin asks. “Along with his obstructing access to college records and other essential information about his past? I want to see a certified copy issued by the State of Hawaii, not one issued by the State of Obama…Interestingly, we think we also know now why he has virtually imprisoned his white grandmother and refuses to allow her to appear in public?”
Numerous conservative journalists, talking heads and bloggers have addressed Obama’s fitness to be president, questioning his:
▪ Reed-thin résumé.
▪ Stunning lack of concrete legislative accomplishments (both in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Senate).
▪ Long-time close relationships and associations with Marxists and anti-American militants like Frank Marshall, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Phleger, Khalid Rashidi, et al.
▪ Failure to provide transcripts of his years at Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School.
▪ Failure to provide any more than a one-page “report” from his medical doctor about his health status.
▪ Rationale for flip-flopping on every major issue – economic policy, domestic policy, foreign policy, et al – during this campaign.
The sleuthing continues. According to Berg, Martin, and a number of other sources, Obama was really born in the Coast Provincial General Hospital at Mombassa, Kenya at 7.24 PM on August 4, 1961, a birth that was documented by a certificate with an embossed seal that displays the name of the hospital, as well as witness signatures. In addition, if these reports are accurate, his grandmother in Kenya, as well as his brother and sister, claim they were present during Obama’s birth in Kenya.
Now – belatedly – that the net is closing in on Obama, and the suspicions, as many have alleged, are that he is a Trojan Horse for Islamic interests, or a Manchurian Candidate, or a total fraud – Obama has seemingly discovered an interest in his ailing grandmother. Yes, that Grammy who he so facilely threw under the bus during the early days of his campaign.
He is now so worried about Grandma Dunham – the woman who raised him but strangely didn’t attend his nomination – that he is taking a few days off from his intense campaign to visit this ailing widow.
Or could his strangely-timed trip to Hawaii really be to “clear up” the sticky case of his missing birth certificate?
I live in New York, where it is not uncommon for BIG payoffs to influence people to come up with “the goods.” A half-a-million here, a dire threat there, often influence people to do things – like perjure themselves, produce phony documents, et al – that they would never do under less “pressured” circumstances.
If the magic document doesn’t appear, it is possible, and entirely legal, that Obama could be removed from the ballots in states that are questioning his eligibility.
According to a recent article in The Daily Herald in Everett, WA, a civil action was filed in Washington State Superior Court against Sam Reed, Secretary of State, demanding that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama be removed from the ballot in Washington unless he can provide verification of his status as a United States citizen. The citizen who filed the suit, Steven Marquis, asked that Reed verify – by looking at "original or certified verifiable official documents" – that Obama is a natural-born citizen of the United States and eligible to serve as president, and that the office do so by Election Day.
Like others investigating the matter, Marquis said that answering the unanswered questions about Obama's citizenship and background would "preclude a constitutional crisis and likely civil unrest" that would arise if information about Obama’s ineligibility came to light after the election.
Explosive Press Release
This week, on October 21, 2008, Mr. Berg released the result of his investigation. In a startling press release, he has announced that “Obama & DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama.”
In his release, Berg explained that “by way of failure to timely respond to Requests for Admissions…the DNC `ADMITTED’ that Obama is “NOT QUALIFIED” to be President and therefore Obama must immediately withdraw his candidacy for President and the DNC shall substitute a qualified candidate.”
Berg stated that he filed Requests for Admissions on September 15, 2008 with a response by way of answer or objection had to be served within thirty  days. No response to the Requests for Admissions was served by way of response or objection. Thus, all of the Admissions directed to Obama and the DNC are deemed “ADMITTED.” Therefore, Obama must immediately withdraw his candidacy for President.
According to Berg, Obama – by default – admitted to every charge the lawyer made., among them:
1) I was born in Kenya.
2) I am a Kenya “natural born” citizen.
3) My foreign birth was registered in the State of Hawaii.
4) My father, Barrack Hussein Obama, Sr. admitted Paternity of me.
5) My mother gave birth to me in Mombosa, Kenya.
The list includes 56 admissions.
The DNC’s admissions, which number 27, include that:
1) They nominated Barack Hussein Obama as the Democratic Nominee for President.
2) Have not vetted Barack Hussein Obama.
3) They did not have a background check performed on Barack Hussein Obama.
4) They did not verify Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the United States.
5) Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya.
For the entire list, go to: www.obamacrimes.com.
What Happens Now?
Interest in this case is understandably intense. Berg’s website has already received over 55 million hits. But predictably, the overwhelmingly liberal media has yet to pick up on this story, as if ignoring a story that has profound implications for our Republic and for the potential of a Constitutional crisis is less important than discussing Sarah Palin’s wardrobe.
It’s possible that all the states that are working on obtaining Obama’s birth certificate will simultaneously remove him from the ballot at one time.
It’s also possible that, failing to produce the birth certificate, Obama will voluntarily step aside, leaving a breach through which Hillary will walk.
Meanwhile, as legal challenges proceed at warp speed, and Obama’s lawyers scramble to avoid the Scandal of the Century, one thing remains intractably the same: Obama still hasn’t produced proof of his U.S. citizenship!
JOAN SWIRSKY, the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards, wrote health, science and feature articles for The New York Times Long Island section for over 20 years, as well as for numerous regional and national publications. A former obstetrical nurse and Lamaze teacher, she is a practicing psychotherapist. In addition, she is the book and lyric writer of four musicals, one of which, "Oh Baby!" - about three couples facing parenthood - was produced in New York City in 1983.
For eight years, starting in 1985, Joan was a science writer for The Women's Record on Long Island, during which time she wrote over 175 articles on the issue of breast cancer on Long Island - its clinical, psychological, political, environmental, and social implications. She has been publicly acknowledged as being responsible for two redesigns of the New York State Study on breast cancer and as being the first journalist in America to put the breast cancer-environment relationship "on the map" of public consciousness.
Joan is a clinical nurse specialist (R.N., M.S., CS, CE) and certified psychotherapist. She was awarded a Nurse of Distinction Award by the New York State Legislature in 1991, received the Master's Faculty Leadership Award from Adelphi University, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She was also the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of REVOLUTION - The Journal of Nurse Empowerment from 1990 to 1995. The magazine, a national quarterly, received First Prize for Editorial Excellence from the prestigious national media Folio Awards in 1994. In addition, for 15 years, she was the editor of The Caucus Current, a monthly magazine on Jewish political issues.
For the past several years, she has written a monthly column on pregnancy and childbirth for Newday’s Parents & Children magazine, and for Newsmax Magazine, as well as columns on political commentary for several Internet news journals.
Joan and her husband Steve, a businessman, have three children and three grandchildren.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
A Pennsylvania lawsuit alleging that Barack Obama is not a “natural-born citizen” of the United States took an unusual twist this week, after a federally mandated deadline requiring Obama’s lawyers to produce a “vault” copy of his birth certificate expired with no response from Obama or his lawyers.
The lawsuit, filed by former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Philip J. Berg — a self-avowed supporter of Hillary Clinton — alleges that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and is thus “ineligible” to run for president of the United States. It demands that Obama’s lawyers produce a copy of his original birth certificate to prove that he is a natural-born U.S. citizen.
Berg's suit and allegations have set off a wave of Internet buzz and rumors, though Obama could easily have put the matter to rest by providing the federal court with the basic documentation proving he is eligible to take the oath of a president. But Obama has apparently decided to deny the court and the public that documentation.
The Constitution provides that any U.S. citizen is eligible to become president if the person is 35 years of age or older and is a natural-born citizen; that is, born in the territorial United States.
By failing to respond to the Request for Admissions and Request for the Production of Documents within 30 days, Obama has “admitted” that he was born in Kenya, Berg stated this week in new court filings.
Berg released a long list of “admissions” he submitted to Obama’s lawyers on Sept. 15, and asked that they produce documents relating to Obama’s place of birth and citizenship.
Instead of responding, lawyers for Obama and the DNC asked the court to dismiss the case. But Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued no ruling in the case that would have given Obama’s lawyers more time.
“There are lots of legal ways to stonewall,” a well-placed Republican attorney told Newsmax, who was not authorized to comment officially on the case. “But failing to respond is not one of them.”
“The first thing they teach you in law school,” he added, “is don’t put a complaint like this in a drawer. That’s how a nuisance case can become a problem.”
The 30-day deadline for defendants to comply with a discovery request is set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedures.
“It all comes down to the fact that there's nothing from the other side,” Berg said after he filed a motion on Thursday for summary judgment.
“The admissions are there. By not filing the answers or objections, the defense has admitted everything. [Obama] admits he was born in Kenya. He admits he was adopted in Indonesia. He admits that the documentation posted online is a phony. And he admits that he is constitutionally ineligible to serve as president of the United States.”
In a contentious case, lawyers on both sides will haggle over the production of documents, and will frequently go beyond the deadlines, several lawyers told Newsmax.
“The rules are more often complied with in the breech rather than the observance,” a senior trial attorney who has close ties to the Democrat Party, but is not involved in the current case, told Newsmax.
“Lawyers frequently do not return telephone calls or meet discovery deadlines because of sheer inadvertence. Therefore, we do not consider a failure to respond as a ‘violation,’” he said.
Allegations surrounding Obama’s place of birth have been swirling for months. Earlier this year, the Obama campaign sought to put down the rumors by making available a computer-generated Certification of Live Birth, issued in 2007 by the State of Hawaii. [See the Certification of Live Birth — Click Here.]
Respected conservative blogger Ed Morrissey called the Berg lawsuit a “conspiracy theory” that had been put to rest by the Obama campaign over the summer but ”has arisen like a zombie yet again to suck the credibility out of the conservative blogosphere.”
However, the 2007 document produced by the Obama campaign omits key information that normally appears on birth certificates in the United States, including the name of the hospital where he was born, the size and weight of the baby, and sometimes the name of the doctor who delivered him.
In addition, the critics of the 2007 document note that Obama's father is described as “African,” a term used today. The formal language in official documents at the time — 1961 — would have identified his race as “Negro” or “Colored.”
The Web site snarkybytes.com has produced a vault copy of a Hawaii Certificate of Live Birth from 1963, issued by the Hawaii Department of Health. [See the vault copy — Click Here.]
In addition to naming the hospital and more details about the baby, the 1963 vault copy also includes the “usual residence of the mother,” and the “usual occupation” of the father. None of this information appears on the 2007 Live Birth certificate produced by the Obama campaign.
Berg has been a perennial political candidate in Pennsylvania, having run in Democrat primaries for attorney general, lieutenant governor, governor, and other offices without success. He served as deputy attorney general of the State of Pennsylvania from 1972-1980.
His credibility was tarnished by work he did for the far-left “9/11 for the Truth” campaign, which alleged in a federal lawsuit that the collapse of the twin towers in New York was caused by “controlled demolition” ordered by the president of the United States.
Nevertheless, in recent weeks, lawsuits have been filed in seven additional states demanding that Barack Obama produce an original vault copy of his birth certificate, to dispel the rumors that he is not a natural-born United States citizen.
The latest suits have been filed in state and federal courts in Hawaii, Washington, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Connecticut to compel Obama to release his birth records.
Lawsuits in Washington and Georgia are seeking state superior courts to force the states’ secretary of state, as the chief state elections officer, to require Obama to produce original birth records from Hawaii, or else decertify him as a candidate for the presidency.
Ironically, Obama mentions his birth certificate in passing on Page 26 of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams of My Father.” “I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school,” he wrote.
Lawyers for Obama and the DNC did not return calls for comment on the current status of the case, or explain why the Obama campaign did not simply put to rest the whole controversy by releasing the birth certificate that Obama apparently cherished as a teenager.
In the past, questions about Sen. John McCain's legal status have arisen. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone at a U.S. Army hospital. McCain had legal experts vet his constitutional qualifications, and he also disclosed a copy of his birth certificate.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Fairfax County Virginia Rejection of Military Absentee Ballots
· The Fairfax County Registrar—and possibly other Registrars in Virginia—is rejecting most Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots (FWAB) cast by our men and women in uniform.
· The FWAB is a federally mandated write-in ballot that allows military servicemembers and their dependents to cast an absentee ballot when they have not received a ballot before the election. It is a safety net that allows a servicemember to vote even if the mail truck hasn't reached his or her remote base in Iraq or Afghanistan in time to cast a regular absentee ballot.
· Why is the Fairfax Registrar rejecting these ballots? The Registrar states that the witness who signs the envelope containing the FWAB must include his or her address—but most of the ballots don't include the witness' address.
· Virginia law does not require a witness address for any other type of absentee ballot. So, for example, a Virginia resident attending college out of state does not need to include her witness' address on her absentee ballot envelope. But the Fairfax County Registrar is holding servicemembers, including those currently defending their country in war zones, to a much more exacting standard, requiring the witnesses who sign their FWABs to include their address.
· To make matters worse, the Federal form (SF-186A) that is used for the FWAB does not have a space for witnesses to include their address. And the Department of Defense's official Voting Assistance Guide, which it provides to servicemembers as an instruction manual for casting votes while overseas, does not tell servicemembers that they must include an address for their witness. The servicemember would thus have no way of knowing of this requirement.
· Federal law does not allow this type of disparate treatment of servicemembers. The Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voter Act (UOCAVA), 42 U.S.C. § 1973ff-2, requires states to process FWABs "in the manner provided by law for absentee ballots in the State involved." (emphasis added). In other words, the FWAB must be treated like any other absentee ballot under state law and may not be subject to more restrictive requirements. Yet that is precisely what is being done here.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
While Barack Obama showed poor judgment by following the Black Liberation Theology taught by Reverend Wright, he did so because of either religious reasons (leftist thought does tend to be a religion) or a cynical search for street credibility. Barack Obama also associated with Tony Resko. While deplorable, Obama IS a creature of Chicago politics.
But there is no excuse for associating with people like this:
Gen'l Powell, stated in his endorsement, downplayed Obama's association. He said that he dislikes the emphasis on Ayers in McCains's campaign, because it was such a "limited relationship." So, because: Obama is reaching out and being more inclusive", according to Powell, Gen'l Powell is ready to overlook all of Obama's faults and troublesome progressive ideas. He's ready to forgive and forget all of Obama's shady associations.
While, then-Major Powell was risking his life and defending his country's interests, terrorists were trying to kill his fellow soldiers back home at Fort Dix. And now, General (retired) Powell is endorsing a man that supports scum like this.
Monday, October 20, 2008
It was all a sham to "make the public feel safe."
While traveling on active duty, I was never pulled out for secondary attention while traveling alone, if I used my driver's license for ID. But every time I used my military ID, I was pulled out of line for more attention. Hmmmm....could it be that I was, then, a known law-abiding citizen that would not cause problems, yet I filled a quota of passengers that had to be checked? We'll never know.
Jeffery Goldberg broke the law. He broke the law many, many times. He admits it. And proved that the TSA is a failure:
Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our correspondent did with ease.“Counterterrorism in the airport is a show designed to make people feel better,” he said. “Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.”
Read this and feel safe that the same people that designed THIS system now want to run the financial systems and take over the medical systems of the USA.
Don't you feel safer?
The attack on Joe Wurzelbacher is an example of what is going to happen to critics of an Obama Presidency. (I actually threw up a little when I typed those two words.) More investigations were conducted on Joe in two days, than were conducted on Obama during the entire campaign. All because he said, "The Emperor has no clothes!"
This is what happens when socialists see an impediment to the theft of YOUR money.
See IowaHawk for details
As Barack Obama reaped a stunning $150 million in campaign donations in September, bringing his total to more than $600 million, new questions have arisen about the source of his amazing funding.
By Obama’s own admission, more than half of his contributions have come from small donors giving $200 or less. But unlike John McCain’s campaign, Obama won’t release the names of these donors.
A Newsmax canvass of disclosed Obama campaign donors shows worrisome anomalies, including outright violations of federal election laws.
For example, Obama has numerous donors who have contributed well over the $4,600 federal election limit.
Many of these donors have never been contacted by the Obama campaign to refund the excess amounts to them.
And more than 37,000 Obama donations appear to be conversions of foreign currency.
According to a Newsmax analysis of the Obama campaign data before the latest figures were released, potential foreign currency donations could range anywhere from $12.8 million to a stunning $63 million in all. With the addition of $150 million raised in September, this amount could be much more.
When asked by Newsmax about excess contributions, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said that contributions already identified as excess had been returned and that those the campaign was just learning about -- either through news accounts or from the Federal Election Commission -- “will be returned.”
“Every campaign faces the challenge of screening and reviewing its contributions,” LaBolt said. “And we have been aggressive about taking every available step to make sure our contributions are appropriate, updating our systems when necessary.”
But many of the donors Newsmax canvassed said they had “never” been contacted by the Obama campaign or seen any refunds, even though their contributions went over the limit months ago.
In all, Newsmax found more than 2,000 donors who had contributed in excess of the $4,600 limit for individuals per election cycle.
Such donations, if not returned within 60 days, are a clear violation of federal campaign finance laws.
Lisa Handley, a stay-at-home mom from Portland, Ore., recalled giving $4,600 to the Obama campaign by credit card, contributions she made because “I love Obama,” she said.
According to FEC records, however, she gave an additional $2,300 to the campaign, putting her over the limit.
The Obama campaign reported that it had “redesignated” the excess money, which could mean that it had contributed it to a separate party committee or a joint fundraising committee, which have higher limits.
But if that happened, it’s news to Handley. “No one ever contacted me to return any of the money or told me they were redesignating some of the money,” she said.
Ronald J. Sharpe Jr., a retired teacher from Rockledge, Fla., appears in the Obama campaign reports as having given a whopping $13,800.
The campaign reported that it returned $4,600 to him, making his net contribution of $9,200 still way over the legal limit.
But there’s one problem with the Obama data: Sharpe doesn’t remember giving that much money to the Obama campaign in the first place, nor does he recall anyone from the campaign ever contacting him to return money.
“At the end, I was making monthly payments,” he told Newsmax. The Obama campaign records do not show any such payments.
Many donors refused to answer questions about the political campaign contributions appearing in their name when they learned that the caller was from a news organization.
John Atkinson, an insurance agent in Burr Ridge, Ill., refused to discuss his contributions, which totaled $8,724.26, before numerous refunds.
Atkinson and others gave in odd amounts: $188.67, $1,542.06, $876.09, $388.67, $282.20, $195.66, $118.15, and one rounded contribution of $2,300.
Sandra Daneshinia, a self-employed caregiver from Los Angeles, made 36 separate contributions, totaling $7,051.12, according to FEC records. Thirteen of them were eventually refunded.
In a bizarre coincidence, those 13 refunded contributions -- for varying amounts such as $223.88 and $201.44 -- added up exactly to $2,300, the amount an individual may give per federal election.
Also giving in odd amounts was Robert Porter, an accountant for the town of Oviedo, Fla. Porter gave a surprising $4,786.02 to the Obama campaign.
In all, Newsmax found an astonishing 37,265 unique donors to the Obama campaign whose contributions were not rounded up to dollar amounts. That amounts to more than 10 percent of the total number of unique donors whose names have been disclosed by the Obama campaign to the public.
Of those, 44,410 contributions came in unrounded amounts of less than $100. FEC regulations only require that campaigns disclose the names of donors who have given a total of $200 or more, so that means that all these contributors were repeat donors.
Another 15,269 contributions gave in unrounded amounts between $101 and $999, while 704 of the unrounded contributions were in amounts of more than $1,000.
Campaign finance experts find the frequent appearance of unrounded contributions suspicious, since contributors almost invariably give in whole dollar amounts.
One expert in campaign finance irregularities offers a possible explanation.
“Of course this is odd. They are obviously converting from local currency to U.S. dollars,” said Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center.
“The overwhelming number of large dollar contributors -- and even small donors -- are in even dollar amounts,” he told Newsmax. “Anyone who doubts that can go to FEC.gov and look through the campaign contribution data bases. You will not find many uneven numbers.”
Boehm said he had rarely seen unrounded contributions in his 30 years as a lawyer doing campaign finance work.
“There’s always the odd cat who wants to round up his checkbook, but they are very rare,” he said.
Richard E. Hug, a veteran Republican fundraiser in Maryland who who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and spearheaded the successful 2002 gubernatorial race for Bob Ehrlich that brought in a record $10 million, told Newsmax that unrounded contributions were extremely unusual.
“I’ve never seen this in all my years of raising money for political candidates,” he said. “The first thing it suggests is foreign currency transactions -- contributions from foreign donors, which is clearly illegal.”
Top Republican fundraiser Steve Gordon, who has raised $65 million for GOP candidates over the past 30 years, told Newsmax that such contributions in uneven amounts would be “pretty unusual.”
“You might have a rounding process if there was some kind of joint event, but since all appears to be on the Internet, it’s pretty unusual. At the very least, it would need to be explored.”
LaBolt attributed the uneven amounts to the online “Obama store,” which sells T-shirts and other campaign items.
“Contributions made to the Obama store often produce totals that are not exact dollar amounts,” he said.
But the campaign has never produced any accounting for proceeds from its online store, which virtually shut down several weeks ago after Newsmax and news organizations revealed that Palestinians from the Gaza Strip and other foreigners had made large purchases there.
The Republican National Committee has filed a complaint against the Obama campaign for “accepting prohibited contributions from foreign nationals and excessive contributions from individuals,” which incorporated reporting from Newsmax and other news organizations.
“Their responses to FEC inquiries have often been inadequate and late,” RNC general counsel Sean Cairncross told Newsmax.
The Obama camp claims to have 2.5 million donors in all. But until now, they have kept secret the names of the overwhelming majority of these money-givers. According to a Newsmax analysis, the Obama campaign finance records contain just 370,448 unique names.
Even accounting for common names such as Robert Taylor or Michael Brown, which can signify multiple donors, Obama’s publicly known donor base is less than 20 percent of the total number of donors the campaign claims to have attracted. But the identity of the other 2 million donors is being kept secret.
As of the end of August, those secret donors have given an incredible $222.7 million to Obama, according to the FEC -- money whose origin remains unknown to anyone other than Obama’s finance team, who won’t take calls from the press.
While no exact figures are available, if the same percentage of potential foreign contributions found in the itemized contribution data is applied to the total $426.9 million the Obama camp says it has taken in from individuals, this could mean that Obama is financing his presidential campaign with anywhere from $13 million to a whopping $63 million from overseas credit cards or foreign currency purchases.
The sum of all unrounded contributions in the itemized FEC filings for the Obama campaigns comes to $6,437,066.07. That is the actual amount of money that appears to have been charged to foreign credit cards that the Obama campaign has disclosed.
If the same ratio applies to the unitemized contributions, which are again as large, then the Obama campaign may have taken as much as $13 million from foreign donors.
However, the donors who made those unrounded contributions gave a total of $31,484,584.27, meaning that as much as $63 million may have come from questionable sources.
Both presidential campaigns are required to submit detailed fundraising reports for September on Monday.
Yes, I stick my neck out. And, yes, I don't care...because, ultimately someone gets to the truth, whether it is by my hands or someone else's.
(Note to Amy Wilmer whose sun apparently rises and sets to what The People for The American Way tell her to think on any given day: Consider sticking it where the sun never shines)
Anyway, here's a minor correction to my previous e-mail about The Annenberg Foundation: Lenore Annenberg, President of the Annenberg Foundation, endorsed John McCain and Sarah Palin.
And, so, I take that fact...and...based on what I am about to present to you, I shrug, "So what? Do you actually believe that everything written on FactCheck.org passes her muster before being posted?"
The answer to that is yes, no, maybe....and...is completely irrelevant to my case now.
Preface: NO, I don't, by any means, think I'm the smartest person in politics.
BUT...I'm also not the dumbest. Which...for those of you who THINK you can beat me down, you cannot...because, I rarely give-up a good fight...especially one in which I can bring a new light to an issue.
Let's look at what FactCheck.org presented in regards to the Obama Birth Certificate issue:
FactCheck states that they relied on the Obama campaign to send them a copy of this birth certificate, which the Obama campaign does, and FactCheck posts the supposed birth certificate here This document looks just a tad strange...and not in any way anyone else has ever pointed out. At least, not that I read anywhere on the Web.
#1) My own birth certificate not only shows the city and state in which I was born, but ALSO the hospital. AND..it says right on my certificate: "if not in Hospital, give street address or location". Meaning, give location of birth.
Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" has NO such information.
#2) On my certificate, the occupations of my mother and father are listed.
Obama's "certificate" has no such information.
#3) Obama's "certificate" was printed on laser paper, the design of which was
revised in November of 2001 (see bottom-left of document for "REV 11/01")
NOW...it has been argued by some folks that is a "short form" of a Hawaii birth certificate. Well, here's a blogger who was born in 1963 in Hawaii, and HIS certificate has all the info that is on my certificate.
This is where I believe "FactCheck.org" has failed miserably. They take a document offered by a campaign and THEY ACCEPT IT AT FACE VALUE.
That's a crock of crappola. That's not "fact checking." That's being a lazy-ass.
What is needed is a REAL birth certificate from 1961.
Why do I say that? Because...on my certificate, there are SIGNATURES of my mom, the attendant...and, most importantly, the Registrar of the city I was born in. There is no such signature on this form from the FactCheck.org site.
I believe that it is entirely possible for this to be a fraudulent document. Because...I've worked in the data analysis field for years...and I know how easy it is to fake data (not that I've done it myself, but I've seen, and caught, fake financial data being used in clients' databases).
Do you know how easy it would be if someone worked in the Hawaii Department of Health to "borrow" blank laser paper that this is printed on and create a fake document? One person could do it. One person who (gasp! no! that's impossible, Bill!) could know exactly what to do to enter fake data into a record, and press a button, and PRESTO! Instant, semi-official documentation.
Documentation, by the way, that was created on June 6, 2007...surely, Obama would have had to use a birth certificate for something else before 2007, right? Like, to get a passport? You know, IF he is a "US Citizen," he would have had to apply for a passport to travel elsewhere. Surely June 2007 was not his first need to travel out of the U.S...?
FactCheck.org should be re-named FullofSh*t.org.
They haven't "fact-checked" jack on this issue. It's like a check-washer endorsing the back of a check he just stole from someone's mailbox and making the check out to Cash"...FactCheck would take HIS word at the teller window for the "authenticity" of the document.
AND...Snopes.com just copied what FactCheck.org did...what kind of "research into the truth" is that?
"Oh, we'll just copy what those guys did...yeah...that'll make it look like we DID something here..."
- Bill Simon
Friday, October 17, 2008
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The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division and the 6th Squadron 4th Cavalry have taken over in Afghanistan in Kunar and Nuristan Provinces and points north. (Enemy Central) "The Most Dangerous Place on Earth"
We have adopted the 3rd Infantry BCT of the 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red 1) and the 6th Squadron 4th Cavalry.
I am once again offering quarts of my world famous BBQ sauce for 20 bucks each to help with funding and I have worked out an arrangement with BassProShops and USCavalry.com to link to their sites from mine in case you want to send some winter gear to these men. Item numbers are listed, and all transactions are Verisign.
If you're wondering about the BBQ sauce, Chris Cook over at Modern Conservative says:
Your BBQ sauce is a healing elixir of joy and goodness.
Uncle Jimbo and Kev from Blackfive have some kind words for my sauce in this free-fly.
The jar "magically" appears around 3:18
I have people willing to give me their first born for one pint.
I have a shipping address posted on my website. DCProtestWarrior. This address can be used for care packages if you choose to ship your own packages. The Chaplain was kind enough to allow us to publicize his APO for this purpose.
Basic items for care packages always apply, and there are children that need school supplies.
We can show these children that America really does care. The next generation will be the ones who remember.
God Bless the United States Military
Remember, voting against a black candidate because of skin color is racism.
Voting FOR a black candidate because of skin color is ALSO RACISM!
When will the African-American population realize that the Democratic Party, INCLUDING BARRY OBAMA, takes them for granted? Vote your values! Not your skin color!
Why do you vote for a black candidate that, apparently, DOES NOT share your values?
What the hell has the Democratic Party ever, truly, done for ANY minority in this country?
Monday, October 13, 2008
It was an overflow crowd and by arriving on time --instead of 3 hours early -- I didn't get into the actual area where the rally was being held. They weren't letting anyone into the assembly area since by 1pm they had matched what capacity they had even though Sarah wasn't scheduled to speak till 2pm. None the less, for a political event that was scheduled for a Monday afternoon, the crowd was huge.
The rally was originally scheduled to be held in the Arthur Ashe Center in downtown Richmond, but was said to have been moved to RIR after the huge demand for tickets was apparent.
Just outside of the RIR track, huge grandstands were set up with a large American flag in the middle. On that stage at approximately 2:30pm, accompanied by Hank Williams Jr, Sarah and Todd Palin addressed an overflow crowd that was definitely there to hear their favorite "Lipstick Republican." As she was announced by former governor Jim Gilmore, the crowd gave a thunderous applause that didn't stop for two minutes.
I wasn't able to get good shots of Sarah and Todd, due to the overflow, but I did get some shots of the crowd and some of the events leading up to the event. Here's a sample:
I have more photos and even some video/audio of a great song dedicated to the McCain/Palin ticket. As soon as I get it uploaded, I will post a link.
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani tribesmen are raising armies to battle al-Qaida and Taliban militants close to the Afghan border - a movement encouraged by the military and hailed as a sign its offensive there is succeeding.
The often ramshackle forces lend force to the campaign in the lawless and mountainous region, but analysts question their effectiveness against a well-armed, well-trained and increasingly brutal insurgency.
The extremists are increasingly targeting the militias, an indication they believe them to be a threat.
On Sunday, two tribesman were killed during an army-backed offensive against insurgents in the Bajur tribal region. Government official Jamil Khan said helicopter gunships shelled militants' bunkers, killing at least 10 people. Fifteen more suspected militants were killed in separate clashes, he said.
On Friday, Oct. 10, a suicide bomber killed more than 50 tribesman gathering to form an army. Eight pro-government tribesmen have been beheaded in recent days.
By encouraging the private armies, or "lashkars," the government is exploiting local resentment against foreign and Pakistani extremists in the area, considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008 by Mark Hyman
About 50 parishioners were locked into the Assemblies of God church before it was set ablaze. They were mostly women and children. Those who tried to flee were hacked to death by machete-wielding members of a mob numbering 2,000.
The 2008 New Year Day atrocity in the Kenyan village Eldoret, about 185 miles northwest of Nairobi, had all the markings of the Rwanda genocide of a decade earlier.
By mid-February 2008, more than 1,500 Kenyans were killed. Many were slain by machete-armed attackers. More than 500,000 were displaced by the religious strife. Villages lay in ruin. Many of the atrocities were perpetrated by Muslims against Christians.
The violence was led by supporters of Raila Odinga (Obama's cousin), the opposition leader who lost the Dec. 27, 2007, presidential election by more than 230,000 votes. Odinga supporters began the genocide hours after the final election results were announced Dec. 30. Mr. Odinga was a member of Parliament representing an area in western Kenya, heavily populated by the Luo tribe, and the birthplace of Barack Obama's father.
Mr. Odinga had the backing of Kenya's Muslim community heading into the election. For months he denied any ties to Muslim leaders, but fell silent when Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, appeared on Kenya television displaying a memorandum of understanding signed on Aug. 29, 2007, by Mr. Odinga and the Muslim leader. Mr. Odinga then denied his denials.
The details of the MOU were shocking. In return for Muslim backing, Mr. Odinga promised to impose a number of measures favored by Muslims if he were elected president. Among these were recognition of "Islam as the only true religion," Islamic leaders would have an "oversight role to monitor activities of ALL other religions [emphasis in original]," installation of Shariah courts in every jurisdiction, a ban on Christian preaching, replacement of the police commissioner who "allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists," adoption of a women's dress code, and bans on alcohol and pork.
This was not Mr. Odinga's first brush with notoriety. Like his father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, the main opposition leader in the 1960s and 1970s, Raila Odinga is a Marxist He graduated from East Germany's Magdeburg University in 1970 on a scholarship provided by the East German government. He named his oldest son after Fidel Castro.
Raila Odinga was implicated in the bloody coup attempt in 1982 against then-President Daniel Arap Moi, a close ally of the United States. Kenya has been one of the most stable democracies in Africa since the 1960s. The ethnic cleansing earlier this year was the worst violence in Kenya since that 1982 coup attempt.
Mr. Odinga spent eight years in prison. At the time, he denied guilt but later detailed he was a coup leader in his 2006 biography. Statue of limitations precluded further prosecution when the biography appeared.
Initially, Mr. Odinga was not the favored opposition candidate to stand in the 2007 election against President Mwai Kibaki, who was seeking his second term. However, he received a tremendous boost when Sen. Barack Obama arrived in Kenya in August 2006 to campaign on his behalf. Mr. Obama denies that supporting Mr. Odinga was the intention of his trip, but his actions and local media reports tell otherwise.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama were nearly inseparable throughout Mr. Obama's six-day stay. The two traveled together throughout Kenya and Mr. Obama spoke on behalf of Mr. Odinga at numerous rallies.
In contrast, Mr. Obama had only criticism for Kibaki. He lashed out against the Kenyan government shortly after meeting with the president on Aug. 25. "The [Kenyan] people have to suffer over corruption perpetrated by government officials," Mr. Obama announced.
"Kenyans are now yearning for change," he declared. The intent of Mr. Obama's remarks and actions was transparent to Kenyans - he was firmly behind Mr. Odinga.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama had met several times before the 2006 trip. Reports indicate Mr. Odinga visited Mr. Obama during trips to the U.S. in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Mr. Obama sent his foreign policy adviser Mark Lippert to Kenya in early 2006 to coordinate his summer visit.
Mr. Obama's August trip coincided with strategizing by Orange Democratic Movement leaders to defeat Mr. Kibaki in the upcoming elections. Mr. Odinga represented the ODM ticket in the presidential race.
Mr. Odinga and Mr. Obama's father were both from the Luo community, the second-largest tribe in Kenya, but their ties run much deeper. Mr. Odinga told a stunned BBC Radio interviewer the reason why he and Mr. Obama were staying in near daily telephone contact was because they were cousins. In a Jan. 8, 2008, interview, Mr. Odinga said Mr. Obama had called him twice the day before while campaigning in the New Hampshire primary before adding, "Barack Obama's father is my maternal uncle."
President Kibaki requested a meeting of all opposition leaders in early January in an effort to quell the violence. All agreed to attend except Mr. Odinga. A month later, Mr. Kibaki offered Mr. Odinga the role of prime minister, the de facto No. 2 in the Kenyan government, in return for an end to the attacks. Mr. Odinga was sworn in on April 17, 2008.
Mr. Obama's judgment is seriously called into question when he backs an official with troubling ties to Muslim extremists and whose supporters practice ethnic cleansing and genocide. It was Islamic extremists in Kenya who bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 and injuring thousands. None of this has dissuaded Mr. Obama from maintaining disturbing loyalties.
(1)If you believe that there is anything in your life more important than an American Soldier fighting and dying on a foreign shore to protect you.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(2)If you believe that retirees and others were tricked into voting for the wrong candidate by a right wing plot in Florida.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(3)If you believe you know who the Democratic presidential candidate really is and those who question his birth records and his past associations with domestic terrorism are part of a vile right wing plot.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(4)If you believe that 'TROOPER-Gate'refers to the dismissal of a state police officer in Alaska and not to the whore-mongering of Bill Clinton.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(5)If you believe that President Bush and Dick Cheney or any of the military chain of command set out to kill Pat Tillman or to misrepresent his death in combat,in some type of conspiracy to do anything but honor him.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(6)If you believe that any member of Congress knows more than the Generals about the way to prosecute a war.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(7)If you believe that a simple check of voting rolls and citizenship is a vast conspiracy to keep the under-privileged from voting.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(8)If you believe that Hillary Clinton is the best qualified woman to lead.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(9)If you believe that the President,in an election year, jacked up oil prices to punish you.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(10)If you believe any animal or surfing spot is more important than our dependence on foreign oil.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(11)If you believe that any reporter knows more about tactics or war in general than an Infantry Corporal.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(12)If you believe that any insurgency cannot be dealt with by the US Armed Forces.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(13)If you believe that losing/quitting a war is ever an honorable option.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(14)If you ever uttered the phrase 'GENERAL BETRAY-US.'
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
(15)If you believe that even one terrorist slug in prison in Cuba deserves the same legal rights as any American.
YOU WILL GET THE PRESIDENT YOU DESERVE!
NOT just the first 100 days, he says. During the TRANSITION, ACORN will be involved in shaping the policies of an Obama administration.
Labels: acorn, american thinker, chicago politics, illegal contributions, leftist stalinist tactics, marxist engineering, nobama, socialist agenda, socialist propaganda, voter fraud, voter intimidation
Link to his site
Saturday, October 11, 2008
By Jeffrey Lord
Published 10/10/2008 4:09:45 PM
A retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice says that she is "not confident we can get a fair election" in the state come November.
Justice Sandra Newman, accompanied by Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman Robert Gleason, expressed her concerns at a Harrisburg press conference this morning. A thick document replete with photo copies of phony registrations and aerial shots of vacant lots used as "addresses" for "voters" was handed out to journalists.
Gleason was even more explicit.
"Between March 23rd and October 1st, various groups, including ACORN, submitted over 252,595 registrations to the Philadelphia County Election Board" with 57, 435 rejected for faulty information. "Most of these registrations were submitted by ACORN, and rejected due to fake social security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, clearly fraudulent signatures, addresses that do not exist, and duplicate registrations. In one case, a man was registered to vote more than 15 times since the Primary election."
"Voter fraud is no longer just a Philadelphia problem," Gleason said, with ACORN targeting key counties across the state. Counties specifically cited included:
* Delaware County: One of four key suburban counties that surround Philadelphia and are at the heart of the campaign by the forces of Senator Barack Obama to carry the state. In one instance, an ACORN employee circulating voter registration forms in Delaware County was featured on the Pennsylvania "Megan's Law" website, described as having been arrested for "aggravated indecent assault" of a child. Other ACORN circulators had prior criminal records for forgery and giving false information to a police officer, among other charges. Gleason has provided copies of complaints from actual Delaware County voters who were notified by the local election board of their "new" registration to vote. One voter wrote that he "did not complete this form because this information does not match my info at all. I have been a voter for many years. Did not recently register to vote." Said another: "I did not submit any application for voter registrationвЂ¦While the spelling of my name and address is correct, the birth date and Drivers License (sic) number are incorrect." And another angrily wrote that the "personal information" on a form submitted in her name "IS NOT ME." She added: Please have the county investigate this. I feel my identity is being compromised."
* Philadelphia County: The situation in the state's largest city is so bad the Philadelphia City Commission, which supervises the registration of Philadelphia voters, voted unanimously to "voluntarily" turn over its extensive records to the United States Attorney's office for prosecution.
* Dauphin County: Dauphin County (the location of the state capital) District Attorney Marsico said the situation was so bad in Harrisburg that one ACORN worker is now being sought by authorities for submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registration forms. The charge is 19 counts of perjury. One Harrisburg lobbyist, a voter for 30 years, had received notification she had recently filled out a registration form. The lobbyist went straight to the DA with her complaint. Marsico said that what was happening with ACORN "affects the integrity of the process" and that the volume of phony registrations made him "sure that others are going on" that have been undetected.
* Allegheny County: Pittsburgh. Here District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. and county police Superintendent Charles Moffatt have just announced, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that "they are investigating and considering charges against ACORN staffers and other voter registration groups."
* Centre County: The home of Penn State, which enrolls more than 40,000 students at its home campus. Justice Newman said there was a "massive effort" to fraudulently register students, with efforts aimed at "multiple registrations."
* Erie County: The county at the northwestern tip of the state with its largest namesake city, here too students at local colleges are being targeted in "student registration drives" designed to register voters 18 and over "multiples of times." Student registrants, registered to vote in their home states, had "pending absentee ballot applications" submitted so they could vote for president both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The Director of Elections in Erie has reported the telltale "same handwriting" on applications, according to Newman.
Marsico added that he believed the attempted fraud was being perpetrated in smaller Pennsylvania counties as well, counties where the resources to investigate simply don't exist.
Perhaps most humorously was the role of 21st century technology in tracking down several attempted frauds. Through the wonder of Google, aerial shots displayed the following:
* 2418 Curtin Terrace in Philadelphia is -- an empty field.
* 3103 S. 24th Street in Philadelphia -- ditto.
* 4543 N. 11th Street in Philadelphia -- ditto.
And so on. And on again.
Asked whether the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party had come forward to work with the GOP on the ACORN voter fraud issue, Gleason tersely shook his head. One source did say that much of the impetus for the fraud was "an Obama effort," as opposed to the Democratic Party as an institution.
All of this brings Pennsylvania into focus as yet another key battleground state where a serious effort is being made to, bluntly put, steal the presidency in a move reminiscent of the attempts made by the 2000 Gore campaign in Florida. Just as ACORN's efforts have been directed at key electoral states such as Florida, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico Ohio, and Wisconsin, so within Pennsylvania have its efforts been targeted at key Pennsylvania counties. For decades the internal electoral math of the state for Republicans has been to overwhelm the heavy Democratic vote in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with strong showings in the Philadelphia suburbs, Central Pennsylvania, and western counties outside Pittsburgh.
Thus have ACORN's fraud efforts -- those at least that have been detected -- been directed at Philadelphia (where increasing the Obama total to counter less enthusiastic support from white ethnics becomes critical), Delaware County in the pro-GOP Philadelphia suburbs, Dauphin County (in the heart of Central Pennsylvania) and Erie in the Northwest.
Is it really possible that the presidency could be stolen for Obama by virtue of a massive voter fraud here in Pennsylvania? And elsewhere? ACORN seems to think so. One so-called "non-partisan" ACORN member, Gleason pointed out, has been captured on video tape saying the group's objective was to "beat McCain down." Not exactly "non-partisan" sounding, is it?
Newman, the retired Supreme Court Justice, was blunt on the evidence: "I don't want a president who does this."
ACORN clearly does. Makes you wonder: why?
Friday, October 10, 2008
Obama Hides Ties To Radicals
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Disturbing video - Louis Farakhan calls Obama "The Messiah."
Obama Once Confessed That He Is A Radical - In his book "Dreams from my Father", Obama confesses that he harbors the same negative racial stereotypes as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his mentor for 20 years. On pages 198 to 204, Obama says that black nationalism, a steady attack on the white race would be justified if it could deliver. On page 100, Obama says he went out of his way to choose Marxist professors as his friends. Obama wrote: "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully, the more politically active black students, the foreign students, the Chicanos, the Marxist professors and punk rock performance poets."
The Bomber as School Reformer By Sol Stern shows how Obama is covering up his relationship with Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist. Obama was not a child, but a grown man when he decided his personal path to power and influence lay through Bill Ayers' connections. Obama should not be let off the hook and should be held accountable for his relationships with Ayers who bombed the Pentagon and other buildings. A hidden thread in the Obama-Ayers relationship is the socialist revolutionary agenda that they want to impose on our country's public schools.
Obama's Corrupt ACORN Roots
Obama was the attorney for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a radical, left-wing group that is under investigation for voter registration fraud in several states and is at the center of our nation's financial crisis because ACRON, using the Community Reinvestment Act passed by Democrats in Congress, forced banks and mortgage companies to make risky loans to people who could not pay the money back.
Inside Obama's Acorn By Stanley Kurtz shows that Obama's most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight.
More ACORN Vote Fraud Attempts - Article By Warner Todd Huston explores the investigations of ACORN for voter fraud that have been conducted in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri, Michigan, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Obama's campaign has been forced to report over $800,000 in donations from ACORN that was not previously reported. ACORN is tied to labor unions and is pulling out all of the stops to get Obama elected.
The Obama's Youth
Chilling video about the indoctrination of public school children in Kansas City, showing them marching in camouflage uniforms and chanting mindlessly about Obama.
Shocking video of young children trained by adults to sing Obama's praise, as if America were a totalitarian dictatorship. Imagine the media uproar if this had been done by someone on the right. Hidden from the conscience of the public is the fact that the Nazis were left-wing socialists, and "Nazi" is a German acronym for "National Socialist German Workers Party."
Obama Brings Chicago-style Voter Intimidation Tactics to Missouri - Gov. Matt Blunt issued a scathing statement about how Sen. Barack Obama has attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign by attempting to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics in violation of civil rights.
Digital Press examines the many tentacles of Obama entwined with far left-wing radicals and the corrupt people responsible for our economic meltdown, such as Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines who is a financial advisor for the Obama campaign and who walked off from Fannie Mae with a $22 million dollar severance package.
Barney Frank's Bankrupt Ideas By Investor's Business Daily shows that Democrats created the mortgage crisis by forcing banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford them. This article demonstrates how Obama and Biden now want bankruptcy judges to bail out the deadbeats, with Barney Frank helping create this economic train wreck.
In Their Own Words - Shocking video showing the Democrats covering up the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac scam that caused our economic crisis.
Debate Fact Check By New Hampshire Union Leader: John McCain has reform record on Fannie and Freddie.
John McCain has a record of reform on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Barack Obama does not. Obama has accepted $105,849 in campaign contributions from Fannie and Freddie, its PAC and employees, compared with just $21,500 for Sen. McCain. Obama appointed former Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO Jim Johnson to head his vice presidential selection committee. Former Fannie Mae Chairman and CEO Franklin Raines told The Washington Post that he had advised the Obama campaign on housing and mortgage policy, and McCain has pushed for reform of Fannie and Freddie for years, even co-sponsoring a bill two years ago to more heavily regulate them. Obama? Nothing.
BTW I'm Voting for McCain/Palin – A black American's powerful video testimonial.
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