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DOUBLING DOWN ON A NATIONAL DISASTER: Michelle Obama calls for a woman president ASAP

Doubling down on a national disaster …

Funny, it is the progressive socialist democrats who are pushing the idea that it is time that the nation elect a woman to the Presidency – mostly driven by the same “it would be historic” meme that gave us the most incompetent, corrupt, detached, and divisive president, Barack Obama, in the history of the United States. And, of course, it is ironic that the words would be spoken by the wife of that incompetent, corrupt, detached, and divisive president, Michelle Obama. A women controlled, as much as her husband, by the evil genius puppet-master behind the curtain, Valerie Jarrett.  

Michelle Obama: Woman President "As Soon As Possible"

ROBIN ROBERTS, ABC NEWS: We have Nancy Pelosi that was up here. We have women at the Supreme Court. And there are many feeling that if we're going to talk about leadership, and that's what we're doing here, that a woman president is part of that and what example that would set for your girls and for young boys and for all of us. Do you foresee that happening and when should that happen?

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: That should happen as soon as possible. I think this country is ready. This country is ready for anyone who can do the job and what we have learned is that the person who can do the job doesn't have a particular race or gender or background or socioeconomic status. The person who should do the job is the person who is most qualified and I think that we have some options, don't we?

Source: Michelle Obama: Woman President "As Soon As Possible" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Did anyone notice that the kidnappers continued on their killing spree, especially Christians, and went on to kidnap more than 100 additional girls after this progressive socialist democrat airhead confused a hashtag with military action.

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It’s not a competent woman they want, they want a progressive socialist democrat woman to continue the destruction of America …   

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Consider what these two women, long-regarded as front-runners in democrat circles, have in common other than corruption, cronyism, a history of repeated and provable lies, and a vagina …

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Elizabeth Warren

As if you didn’t see this coming. Both are radical socialists who live in an unreal world of “do as I say, don’t do as I do.” And, both have campaigned hard and long on the divisive theme that there are large minority populations who are victims of the system and who need the type of wealth-redistribution, reparations and affirmative action that only a bigger government can provide.

Both are rich – Elizabeth Warren not so much as Hillary Clinton – but they deny or downplay their wealth as they waffle on-and-on about income inequality.

Bottom line …

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Do not be fooled by the false choice – historic or otherwise – posed by the progressive socialist democrats who have become the neo-communist party in the United states. They are not suggesting that the nation needs a conservative woman president, the are telling you that the nation needs a radical progressive socialist democrat woman for president. Someone who can complete the transformative work of Barack Obama, the man who has almost single-handedly destroyed our nation from within on behalf of our enemies, both foreign and domestic, with his radicalism, corruption, cronyism, and total incompetence. Aided and abetted by radical progressive socialist democrats in Congress like the deranged and corrupt ideologue Harry Reid – the one man road block in the Senate.

Although thoroughly demonized by the radical progressive socialist democrats, Sarah Palin represents a more competent and qualified choice that either Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren. But ask these two aging radicals about Palin and you will hear the shrieks of disbelief and words of abuse. Proving that when it comes to politics, the progressive socialist democrat women are hypocrites – as well as corrupt liars who believe they are above the law and are well-suited to tell every American how to live their lives.

We cannot afford another “historic” president if it means surrendering our nation to our enemies, both foreign and domestic, or diluting our nation with illegal aliens with no allegiance to our nation, our history, or most importantly, our constitution.

Personally, I do not believe Hillary Clinton is heathy enough to run -- or can overcome her past history of corruption and cronyism. I think this Hillary pseudo-campaign is all about fundraising and establishing the Clinton's as "Kingmakers" where they can profit behind the scenes without scrutiny and/or prosecution.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DETROIT SHAME: RESIDENTS CAN'T PAY WATER BILLS, ACTIVISTS SUGGEST TURNING TO THE UNITED NATIONS

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This is the type of story that is an outrage ...

  • How did an American city come to the point where nearly half of their residents can't pay their water bills?
  • How do activists believe that turning to the United Nations will provide any relief?

But the real questions are:

  • How has a corrupt cabal of progressive socialist democrats so mismanaged the city affairs?
  • How has a corrupt union system sucked the money out of city coffers?

Notice how the progressive socialist democrats use the rhetoric of the socialists to frame the issue …

Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

[Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner ] Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers can’t pay their bills; and that has led activists to lobby the UN to step up and take action.

Source: Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill « CBS Detroit

Bottom line …

Heaven forbid the  residents hold the progressive socialist democrats and their union overlords responsible for the destruction of Detroit’s auto industry and manufacturing economy.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


LATEST FINDINGS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE ...

I am not surprised to find that someone thinks NASA has fudged the climate record …

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The scandal of fiddled global warming data -- The US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record

But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.

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The joke that is climate science ...

A prestigious institution found that their climate science grants were being severely cut so they gathered some of their most eminent scientists. The idea was that, being scientists, they could figure out a way to calculate the probability of a horse winning a race at odds of at least five-to-one and they would bet the entirety of their existing funds on that horse. When the horse won, the budget would be in good standing and they could continue on as before.

So with this charge, the eminent scientists were told that the race was two weeks away and that they needed a consensus opinion at the end of next week.

The week passes and the scientists gather in the auditorium to present their findings.

The biologists claimed that a horse was too complex to analyze and they couldn't find an answer.

The chemists mutually declared that outside of drugging the horse, there was little insight they could provide.

And, then a climate researcher stood up and said to the gathered crowd of eminent scientists that he had found the answer that explained the situation perfectly.

A hush fell over the room as he started to explain.

The problem was difficult in that the analysis of the actual data had too many anomalies and did not lend itself to analysis. But, having a background in mathematical physics, he was able to develop a solution that he passed by all of the other members of the climate science department.

And, that the solution was unanimously approved by 97% of the entire department without any significant dissent -- except from a few deniers who went on-and-on about the falsity of the approach.

When asked how he was so certain that a particular horse would win, the scientist said that he created a mathematical model and printed out the results. This was a sure thing he proclaimed.

When a chemist raised his hand and asked how he was able to model the horse race so accurately and with such precision, he replied, "first you assume the horse is a perfect sphere running in a complete vacuum."

And, that folks says more about today's climate research models with their deeply flawed and incomplete assumptions, highly manipulated data, and the fact that the models bear little or no resemblance to observed data. Even worse, these models cannot explain why they failed to predict the last seventeen years of a cooling trend or where the missing heat predicted by the models might have gone.

Bottom line ...

We can build mathematical models that purport to give an answer -- but not necessarily the right answer, and certainly not an answer with enough specificity to base onerous economy-changing public policies that support enlarging the size and scope of government, increasing the costs and taxes on all goods and services, and warping the social fabric of modern society by perpetuating a single political party with an agenda based on the failed political model known as socialism.

That no other scientists stand up to challenge the results is perfectly understandable. Some scientists are uncomfortable about commenting on the work of others that does not directly fall within their purview. Other are simply afraid of peer pressure and the potential career-altering dynamics of presenting a contrarian opinion. And, many others, noting that the majority of funding comes from the government, are willing to put forth projects that may confirm or extend the prevailing consensus wisdom instead of attempting to discredit work of established and preeminent scientists who may control thought, funding, and peer-reviewed journals.

So what we have is imperfect knowledge made palatable to the public that disguises corrupt politics and politicians. Labeling anyone who notices that the emperor has no clothes as a denier or worse. A heretic to be cast out of the circle of light -- even if that person is the scientist who tells the church that the Earth revolves around the Sun rather than the Sun revolving around the Earth.

How many scientists are brave enough, or financially secure enough, to buck the government-biased consensus? Certainly not a large proportion of those administrators and hacks whose votes on governmental panels such as the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) form that consensus.

Science is a process of controlled skepticism where politics provides no rational value. And, unfortunately, science -- at least the science of global climate change -- has been politicized to the point that science itself has been called into question as we are provided with tangible communications between eminent scientists as they attempt to bias the climate change  story in their favor; and more importantly, in the favor of their political patrons.

In fact, we can see that many promises of jobs and an improved economy due to environmental progress is a canard and simply not true. Solyndra went bankrupt. Environmentally-related projects seem rife with cronyism and corruption -- receiving massive government funding or at least guarantees prior to their bankruptcy. Much of the green power is not really suitable for powering an industrialized economy and the single most promising approach, nuclear energy, is an anathema to the environmentalists -- many of whom are re-tread anti-war, anti-America peaceniks with a definite socialist and communist bent.

It appears, at least to a rational observer, that the environmentalists want to impose population control and downsize the economy and standard of living of all Americans. Engaging in wealth redistribution schemes as reparations for a past history of colonialism -- or modernly, for a traumatic insult to the Earth's environment. Sounds like the progressive socialist democrat agenda.

We are so screwed.

-- steve  


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OFFICAL EXCUSES ACCEPTABLE TO THE IRS PROPOSED BY TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE

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Many a truth is said in jest …

Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS

Taxpayers who do not produce documents for the Internal Revenue Service will be able to offer a variety of dubious excuses under legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) a week after the IRS offered an incredibly dubious excuse for its failure to turn documents over to House investigators.

“The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people.  Taxpayers shouldn’t be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves,” said Stockman.  “Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses.”

Stockman’s bill comes a week after the IRS refused to turn over to House investigators emails from former Exempt Organizations Division director Lois Lerner that would implicate agency personnel in illegal targeting of citizens critical of President Barack Obama.
The IRS claimed a “computer glitch” has erased the hard drives of all incriminating evidence.  The IRS further claimed the hard drives are not available for forensic investigation as they had just been destroyed for recycling.

The full text of the resolution follows:

The resolution may be cited as the “Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Resolution.”

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must allow taxpayers the same lame excuses for missing documentation that the IRS itself is currently proffering …

Whereas, the IRS claims that convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction is sufficient justification not to produce specific, critical documentation; and,

Whereas, fairness and Due Process demand that the American taxpayer be granted no less latitude than we afford the bureaucrats employed presently at the IRS;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that unless and until the Internal Revenue Service produces all documentation demanded by subpoena or otherwise by the House of Representatives, or produces an excuse that passes the red face test,

All taxpayers shall be given the benefit of the doubt when not producing critical documentation, so long as the taxpayer’s excuse therefore falls into one of the following categories:

1.         The dog ate my tax receipts
2.         Convenient, unexplained, miscellaneous computer malfunction
3.         Traded documents for five terrorists
4.         Burned for warmth while lost in the Yukon
5.         Left on table in Hillary’s Book Room
6.         Received water damage in the trunk of Ted Kennedy’s car
7.         Forgot in gun case sold to Mexican drug lords
8.         Forced to recycle by municipal Green Czar
9.         Was short on toilet paper while camping
10.       At this point, what difference does it make?

In any case, IRS can see the NSA for a good, high quality copy.

Source: Stockman bill allows taxpayers to use same lame excuses as IRS | Congressman Steve Stockman

What can I say to top this?

Bad doggy …

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-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


Hillary Clinton is the HILDEBEEST

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It appears that the United States of America is exploring the abyss with the idea of Hillary Clinton as a viable presidential candidate …

I have a problem with the progressive socialist democrats who propose to nominate Hillary Clinton as their presidential candidate for 2016. From her time in the Arkansas Governor’s mansion to her tenure as the First Lady, we have seen an unflattering involvement with corruption, cronyism, and criminality. Hillary Clinton appears incapable of telling the truth to America, be it the whereabouts of subpoenaed documents from her law firm that mysteriously appeared years later in the White House to the lies about a protest over a video tape being the proximate cause of a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of 9/11.

  • She asserts there is a vast right wing conspiracy … but mentions nothing about the overwhelming bias of the progressive mainstream media, with some well-known media outlets serving almost as the propaganda arm of the progressive socialist democrats.
  • She asserts that there is a right wing “war on women” … but is the pioneer of the “politics of personal destruction” that saw private detectives and surrogates smearing and destroying anyone who had a credible allegation about Bill Clinton and his overactive sex life. To openly fete a man who soiled the Oval Office with an intern and whose legacy on both domestic and foreign affairs is a stage-crafted media story, is a demonstration of the corruption of the democratic party.
  • She asserts that she was “dead broke” when they left the White House … failing to mention all of those “friendly” loan guarantees, lucrative job offers, and a tax-exempt foundation whose finances were as impenetrable as a black hole.
  • She asserts that she is pro-America, yet worships Marxism and the community organizer, Saul Alinsky, who was the father of political agitation to support socialist and communist actions in America.
  • According to published reports, Hillary Clinton knew the truth about Benghazi and decided to lie to the American people -- possibly at the direct order of Barack Obama -- rather than resign her position. Since she lacks integrity, this would have been no problem had the matter faded over time. Now trapped in her own web of lies, she must distance herself from Obama and hope that the scandal blows over before 2016.

Perhaps Michelle Obama and puppet-master Valarie Jarrett got it right when they nicknamed Hillary Clinton the “Hildebeeste.”

The real Hillary Clinton …

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Bottom line …

We have seen what a progressive socialist democrat in the White House can do to the nation and the world as they attempt to manage foreign and domestic policy to insure that they and their friends will be well-rewarded for their efforts while they try to transform America into the socialist paradise that is envisioned in fairy tales.

It is truly a case of the emperor has no clothes … a benevolent Hillary Clinton is a media creation that bears little resemblance to the malevolent paragon of corruption, cronyism, and lying Hillary Clinton appears to be.

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It is time to throw these progressive socialist democrats under the bus and restore the Constitutional checks and balances envisioned by our founding fathers. There is so much wrong with America that the next President of the United States must be a strong advocate for America not for themselves, their corrupt party, or the special interests funding their campaign. An advocate for “We the People” – the legal citizens of America.

Throw the Hildebeest out with the rest of the progressive socialist democrat trash.

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I am hoping that Hillary Clinton will not run for the presidency in 2016. But, hope is not a plan and the GOP must proceed accordingly.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


Losing YOUR privacy one device at a time: Your phone may put you at risk ...

How many people know that there are vendors such as General Electric and Phillips who are building Apple’s micro-location technology known as iBeacon into LED lights (Bluetooth LE for iBeacon functionality) that are undetectable by the ordinary citizen?

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For more information on how this works click here or on the picture above.

The benefit to the companies that deploy this “beacon” technology has a downside for individuals …

  • As a market research tool -- discovering your product interests by where and how long you are standing.
  • As a sales tool -- “pushing” announcements of availability and sales to your mobile device.
  • As a productivity tool -- monitoring customer and employee movements to insure that employees effectively are serving customers.
  • As a theft deterrent -- knowing who is in the vicinity of a stolen item and tracking the tag through the register to cancel a potential alert.

It should be noted that the iBeacon is most a micro-location device that sends out a signal, but does not actually receive information at this time. It will be the apps on your mobile device that will use the micro-location information and communicate with something on the network.

Analog laws do not always translate to the digital age …

  • Imagine rounding up or detaining a group of potential witnesses or “people of interest” based on their proximity to a criminal act.
  • Imagine re-purposing location data to serve as “location, time, and date” evidence of a person that contradicts their alibi.

Bottom line …

The magic “tinfoil” hat joke has become a reality as a continuous metal shield blocks unwanted intrusions and interrogation of our electronic devices since many of these embedded technologies operate without our conscious awareness and may be used by evildoers for nefarious unspecified purposes.

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Perhaps, a foil-lined container would be the only way to preserve our privacy in this age of intrusive networked devices. Or be extremely vigilant about which apps have access to location data.

Welcome to the brave new word of the internet of things. 

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SCARY: White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with publisher Rupert Murdoch ... I wonder what was actually on the table?

Pardon my cynical self, but I can see nothing good coming out of any meeting between publisher Rupert Murdoch (Fox News, Wall Street Journal) and Obama puppet-master Valerie Jarrett …  

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White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with Rupert Murdoch to plot immigration strategy

The White House's Valerie Jarrett and media mogul Rupert Murdoch were seen dining in Washington D.C.'s Foggy Bottom Tuesday night. On the menu? Immigration reform. “Good policy sometimes...

The two dined at the posh Blue Duck Tavern on Tuesday night in Washington's Foggy Bottom, and Jarrett described the evening as “very enjoyable.”

“Good policy sometimes makes strange bedfellows,” she told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor Friday, adding that she was impressed by Murdoch's passion for passing comprehensive immigration reform.

Source: White House's Valerie Jarrett dines with Rupert Murdoch to plot immigration strategy | WashingtonExaminer.com

Here is Valerie Jarrett, a progressive socialist democrat who appears to disrespect both America and entrepreneurial activities meeting with a hard-core entrepreneur and risk taker who just happens to own two of the media outlets that are extremely critical of President Barack Obama and his cadre of incompetent, corrupt, ideologues who are hell-bent on transforming America into a unrecognizable socialist society governed by a ruling elite for the benefit of themselves, their agenda, and the special interests that support this radical regime.

It is no secret that Murdoch has been pushing for immigration reform that would see highly-qualified technologists and subject-matter experts being able to get visas and citizenship. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration wants to import future democrats who are presently impoverished, illiterate, of unknown health and criminal status – that would result in the expansion in the size and scope of the government to manage entitlements for this permanent underclass whose allegiance to America is suspect and who would replicate their version of crapistan on our shores. 

There is a legal process in place for immigration that seems to be ignored by the Obama Administration. There is also broken promises of a secure border which has now been proven to be another administration lie.

Perhaps a dinner is just a dinner, but …

It appears that Rupert Murdoch is one of those special interests that has business before Administrative agencies – in the form of broadcast licenses, expansion of current business units, the merger and acquisition of other business units, or possible prosecution by the Department of Justice relating to wiretapping by his people.

Dow Jones-Wall Street Journal Head Drawn Into Murdoch UK Phone Jacking Scandal

Les Hinton is the chief executive of Dow Jones and the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, the most prestigious and valued media holdings of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation media empire. Hinton is implicated as a key player in at least the cover up of illegal break-ins involving hundreds of voice mail accounts belonging to news worthy British citizens high and low. Hinton was chairman of News International, the parent company of Murdoch's London tabloids and newspapers (including the Times of London), at the time of the illegal activities and police investigations.

Now, Murdoch's highly lucrative deal to take over 61% of broadcasting giant BSkyB is threatened by this scandal. Prime Minister David Cameron's Culture Minister was expected to approve the acquisition. Quickly, that option may become a political impossibility given British public outrage and  Cameron's personal involvement with News Corporation executives, in particular, Rebekah Brooks. 

To read the entire piece, in context, it can be found here.

Much has happened since this piece was written, but it does illustrate the type of business interests that may require powerful friends in high places, now or in the future.

Bottom line …

The Administration’s comprehensive immigration plan, with unsecured borders, unconstitutional failure to uphold existing laws, and the attraction of thousands of children across the border represent a clear and present danger to the financial, social, and security interests of the United States.

Many have said that Murdoch, an Australian, became a naturalized citizen to satisfy the legal requirement that only US citizens were permitted to own US television stations or he would have retained his Australian citizenship.

I thought that I detected a leftward turn on Fox’s premier cable show, The O’Reilly Factor, and perhaps that is all part of the strategy. Or perhaps I am overly sensitive when I find O’Reilly agreeing with Obama, supporting the Administration’s positions, or simply giving President Obama the benefit of the doubt.

I do not trust President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats and from recent polls neither do the majority of Americans who believe that his Administration has badly managed both domestic and foreign policies and his detached demeanor is indicative of an uncaring incompetence as he goes about pursuing his transformative socialist agenda. And, while I greatly respect Rupert Murdoch for his accomplishments and entrepreneurial skills, I will be watching his media properties for a pro-Administration tilt. It would be a shame if Fox – “the fair and balanced” cable network trusted by more Americans than its progressive competitors – took a turn towards the dark side.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHY YOU CAN'T TRUST PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS UNIONS

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I am against unions.

In most cases, unions no longer serve a function to protect workers from dangerous conditions that cannot be addressed through other agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) or legal means through an aggressive trial lawyers effort.

Unions have become corrupt, bloated, and mismanaged organizations that exist to perpetuate themselves and serve the needs of their leadership. How else can you justify rewarding seniority over merit, promoting the status quo over innovation, adopting work rules that divide single-person jobs into multiple craft jobs requiring multiple people, and demanding ever-increasing wages and benefits with no corresponding increase and productivity. In many cases trade unions co-exist with organized crime; and many public employee unions are the source of political corruption that locks legislators into acting against the best interests of their constituency.

Backdoor organizing using “micro-unions” …

How many citizens knew that unions have been back-dooring their targets using a little-known National Labor Relations Board decision that allowed for micro-unions within a business to be formed?

Instead of unionizing the entire organization or a division of an organization, this ruling has allowed unions to organize a single department – thus pitting workers in other departments against the unionized workers in dealing with salaries, benefits, and work rules.

According to the National Labor Relations Board case: Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, Petitioner. Case 15–RC–8773 (August 26, 2011), the test for the formation of a micro-union hinges on whether or not a “group of employees share a community of interests among themselves.” Why the United Steelworkers are organizing a healthcare entity is one of those union mysteries that makes little or no sense.

Excerpts from the decision …

From Part I. – INTRODUCTION

In this representation case, the Regional Director found that a petitioned-for bargaining unit of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) was appropriate under a traditional community-of-interest analysis.

The Employer, however, contended that the only appropriate unit containing the CNAs consists of the CNAs plus all other nonprofessional service and maintenance employees at its facility.

MEMBER HAYES, dissenting.

Make no mistake. Today’s decision fundamentally changes the standard for determining whether a petitioned-for unit is appropriate in any industry subject to the Board’s jurisdiction.

My colleagues’ opinion stunningly sweeps far more broadly even than suggested by
the questions posed in the notice and invitation to file briefs to which I previously dissented.

From Part IV. --  CONCLUSION

It is not difficult to perceive my colleagues’ overall plan here. First, in this case, they define the test of an appropriate unit by looking only at whether a group of employees share a community of interest among themselves and make it virtually impossible for a party opposing this unit to prove that any excluded employees should be included.

This will in most instances encourage union organizing in units as small as possible, in tension with, if not actually conflicting with, the statutory prohibition in Section 9(c)(5) against extent of organization as the controlling factor in determining appropriate units.

Next, by proposing to revise the rules governing the conduct of representation elections to expedite elections and limit evidentiary hearings and the right to Board review, the majority seeks to make it virtually impossible for an employer to oppose the organizing effort either by campaign persuasion or through Board litigation.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is apparently overcoming his RINO (Republican In Name Only) reputation to strike a blow for employers who provide desperately needed jobs  and combat the craziness that allows the Bergdorf’ Goodman’s women’s shoe department and Macy’s the Macy’s cosmetics department to have their own unions …

Sen. Graham Has It Right On Micro-Unions

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is preparing to introduce an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015 – an amendment that could play a crucial role in improving conditions for American workers and restoring a longstanding labor law precedent.

The Graham amendment would help stop the spread of micro-unions, a disturbing tactic employed by Big Labor in recent years with the goal of disrupting workplaces. When a group of workers in a particular division of a larger business decide to unionize themselves – separate from their co-workers elsewhere in the business – a micro-union is formed.

The women’s shoe department staff at Bergdorf Goodman in New York have unionized themselves. So have Macy’s workers – but only those in the fragrance and cosmetics section. By carving up a workplace into mini union and non-union camps, micro-unionization only encourages discord among employees who should ideally be working together.

This cherry-picking is a disingenuous method for union bosses to gain a backdoor foothold in workplaces that may have already rejected unionization outright.

It’s only possible because of a controversial decision made by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the 2011 Specialty Healthcare case, where the board turned decades of labor law on its head by ruling that employees of a certain division – or even down to a certain shift – could unionize on their own. The previous standard, in place for some fifty years, held that employees must unionize into one “wall to wall” unit of employees throughout the workplace.  Source: Sen. Graham Has It Right On Micro-Unions | The Daily Caller

Lindsey Graham recognizes that the unions have decimated entire industries in his state and were the primary motivation for outsourcing the production of cloth goods and furniture to foreign countries.

NLRB, becoming an instrument of progressive power and the promotion of progressive socialist democrat unions …

The National Labor Relations Board has been the subject of great concern since President Barack Obama took office and decided to circumvent Congress by making recess appointments while the Senate was still in session. This has led the Supreme Court to take up the issue. 

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Supreme Court questions Obama’s recess appointment power

The Supreme Court seems poised to rule Obama’s 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board unconstitutional, with some of the high court’s conservatives sounding eager to return to a view of recess appointments not held since the horse and buggy days.

“They have an absolute right not to confirm nominees that the president submits,” Chief Justice John Roberts said of the Senate during oral arguments Monday.

Roberts was hardly an outlier. Both the high court’s Democratic and Republican appointees appeared hostile to the Obama administration’s argument that the president could make recess appointments when the Senate is technically in session–even if the only reason they’re in session is to prevent the president from making recess appointments. <Source>

Bottom line …

We can no longer trust our government or its elected and appointed representatives to act on the behalf of “We the People.” Selling out our country to the highest bidder, both foreign and domestic, to maintain their political position and power. It is time to address strict term limits and the revolving door between our regulatory agencies and the industries they regulate.

How many people can remember when President Obama said that his Administration would be the most ethical, open, and accountable in history and he would not appoint industry lobbyists to positions of power. Well, we know how that went.

It appears that the best course of action is to eliminate the progressive socialist democrats from office at all levels: local, state, and federal – as well as removing their evil spawn from our institutions of higher learning and positions of control over critical infrastructure. Today’s democrats are little more than socialists and communists seeking to fundamentally transform the United States into just another unexceptional member state of the United Nations. And, in Obama’s case, punish the United States for its past colonialism and racism. Quite a paradox since the KKK and most of those who opposed civil rights were democrats.

See what happens when you have the mainstream media on your side and you can simply suppress or spin the truth to favor one political party over another?

Time to wake up people. These progressive socialist democrats are flushing our country down a third-world toilet.

-- steve  


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHY OUR NEWS MEDIA DOES NOT MATTER AND CAN'T SEEM TO TELL THE TRUTH

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How many mainstream media outlets noted that Iraq’s government, headed by Nouri al-Maliki sent a brigade of American-trained Iraqi soldiers (Shia) to cross the border into Syria and fighting for Bashar al-Assad on the Syrian-Iranian side against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria AKA ISIL Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) and the other al-Qaeda-like Sunni fundamentalist groups?

How many mainstream media outlets noted that the Iraqi military may be posed to overthrow Nouri al-Maliki for his incompetence and giving away parts of Iraq while inviting Iranian forces into the country to beat back the Sunni insurgents? Disrespecting and dismissing many qualified Iraqi Army officers. Forcing Sunnis out of the important government posts. And, al-Maliki appears to be promising to reform his government, widen-out participation to Sunnis and Kurds, in return for limited access to American air assets with on-the-ground American Special Forces targeting the insurgents.

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Above all, Iraqi leaders must rise above their differences and come together around a political plan for Iraq’s future.  Shia, Sunni, Kurds -- all Iraqis -- must have confidence that they can advance their interests and aspirations through the political process rather than through violence.  National unity meetings have to go forward to build consensus across Iraq’s different communities.  Now that the results of Iraq’s recent election has been certified, a new parliament should convene as soon as possible.  The formation of a new government will be an opportunity to begin a genuine dialogue and forge a government that represents the legitimate interests of all Iraqis.

Now, it’s not the place for the United States to choose Iraq’s leaders.  It is clear, though, that only leaders that can govern with an inclusive agenda are going to be able to truly bring the Iraqi people together and help them through this crisis.  Meanwhile, the United States will not pursue military options that support one sect inside of Iraq at the expense of another. 

There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States. 

But there is an urgent need for an inclusive political process, a more capable Iraqi security force, and counterterrorism efforts that deny groups like ISIL a safe haven.

Q    Thank you, Mr. President.  Do you have any confidence in Prime Minister Maliki at this point?  And can Maliki bring political stability to Iraq?

THE PRESIDENT:  As I said, it’s not our job to choose Iraq’s leaders.  Part of what our patriots fought for during many years in Iraq was the right and the opportunity for Iraqis to determine their own destiny and choose their own leaders.  But I don’t think there’s any secret that right now at least there is deep divisions between Sunni, Shia and Kurdish leaders.  And as long as those deep divisions continue or worsen, it’s going to be very hard for an Iraqi central government to direct an Iraqi military to deal with these threats.

And so we’ve consulted with Prime Minister Maliki, and we’ve said that to him privately.  We’ve said it publicly that whether he is prime minister, or any other leader aspires to lead the country, that it has to be an agenda in which Sunni, Shia and Kurd all feel that they have the opportunity to advance their interests through the political process. And we’ve seen over the last two years, actually dating back to 2008, 2009 -- but I think worse over the last two years -- the sense among Sunnis that their interests were not being served, that legislation that had been promised around, for example, De-Ba’athification had been stalled. 

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How many mainstream media outlets are failing to report the destruction of evidence in the IRS targeting access? Or, following-up any of the other scandals swirling around the toilet that is Washington, D.C.?

Bottom line …

  1. We cannot rely on the progressive mainstream media for accurate reporting and analysis.
  2. This is not an Iraqi civil war, it is a religious war between the Sunnis and the Shia. And, the last thing we want to do is to take sides in a sectarian religious war. It appears that Barack Obama has finally realized that it is stupid to side with the 10% Shia against 90% Sunni populations.
  3. The war is being funded by Saudi Arabia and other Sunni fundamentalists to wipe out the Shia apostates.
  4. There are no moderates in this fight.
  5. And, we cannot trust President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats with the safety and security of America and Americans, both here and abroad. Especially since he has placed a target on the back of all Americans with the mishandling of the Bergdahl affair.

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Does this one decent foreign policy action erase 6 years of neglect and abuse of the government? Absolutely not. But, Obama’s popularity has faller to the point where over 50% of the American public does not believe he is qualified to provide leadership for the United States of America.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


LOS ANGELES: UNION THUGS REFUSE AUDIT, BUT DEMANDS MORE MONEY FOR SLUSH FUND

Once again, the union head of the Department of Water and Power, Brian D’Arcy, is demanding that the City of Los Angeles continue to fund two joint DWP/Union funds even though the union refuses to tell the authorities how the DWP ratepayer money has been spent – spending thousands of dollars in legal expenses to block any audit. 

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DWP union boss warns city not to withhold payments to nonprofits

The dispute between top Los Angeles officials and one of the city's most powerful labor leaders intensified Tuesday when Department of Water and Power union boss Brian D'Arcy warned that the city was asking for "trouble" if money is withheld from two controversial nonprofits [Joint Training Institute and the Joint Safety Institute] he co-manages.

City officials are considering holding back an estimated $4-million payment due in July to the DWP-affiliated nonprofits — which have already received more than $40 million from ratepayers to improve labor relations at the city-owned utility — because D'Arcy has declined to open their financial records.

D'Arcy, business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, told hundreds of union members and their allies gathered outside the DWP headquarters Tuesday that if the city doesn't pay up, "they're looking for trouble and I know you can give it to them." Source: DWP union boss warns city not to withhold payments to nonprofits - Los Angeles Times

Bottom line …

UNIONS

I am no fan of public employee unions, especially those who encourage political corruption and push the taxpayers away from the bargaining table. There is absolutely no reason why LA DWP ratepayer should not see where their funds are going because it is an integral part of the rate-setting process and the absence of transparency encourages waste, fraud, and abuse.

Unfortunately, no matter how the story is spun, public employee unions are counterproductive as they reward seniority over merit, restrict performance to the lowest common denominator, promote the status quo over innovation, cause an increase in costs without a corresponding increase in productivity, and promote work rules that take tasks that can be performed by a single person and divide them up into sub-tasks requiring multiple employees to complete. They are thuggish and intimidating and support only a single political party, the one most clearly aligned with the socialist interests.

Public employee unions should be outlawed unless they reform themselves to the point where joining the union is voluntary, dues are not collected automatically from the employer, and the membership can vote on the proportion of political funding to be provided to each political entity or person. The days when an employee needed protection from management is long gone since today’s employees have a wide variety of judicial and non-judicial remedies for their grievance.

It is my opinion that today’s political parties and unions are little more than an extension of organized crime.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS