Overnight Regulation: GOP Sees New Tool To ‘TAKE CONTROL’ Of Agencies

dJune 24, 2015

We The PeopleWelcome to OVERNIGHT REGULATION, your daily rundown of news from Capitol Hill and beyond. It’s Tuesday evening here in Washington and here’s the latest:

THE BIG STORY

Congress should “take control” of the federal regulatory system before it grows out of control, says Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs chairman is calling for a “subtractive process” to keep the cost of regulations in check.

“We have over the decades added layer upon layer upon layer of laws and rules and regulations, which are becoming quite burdensome,” Johnson said a joint committee hearing on the cost of regulations. http://1.usa.gov/1NfzF8k
“While some of these regulations are necessary to implement the law, some are also beyond the scope of congressional intent and unnecessarily burden businesses and families,” he added.

During the hearing, lawmakers discussed the possibility of a regulatory budget that would limit federal agencies’ rule making abilities.

A regulatory budget would hold federal agencies accountable for the rules they issue by tracking the financial burdens the rules would place on the economy.

With a regulatory budget, the estimated costs of each rule would be added up and capped at a certain amount, curbing regulations from federal agencies.

But Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) dismissed the notion.

“I have some concerns with the idea that an agency’s ability to implement a new rule could depend on it repealing an older one first in order to meet its ‘regulatory budget,’ when in fact the older regulation may still be necessary,” Carper said.

“Or maybe even worse, an agency may delay implementing a much-needed rule because an offset can’t be found,” he added.

Carper touted the benefits created by regulations.

“Every time we go to the bank, drive a car, or take a breath of clean air or a drink of clean water, we are enjoying the benefits of regulations,” Carper said.

ON TAP FOR WEDNESDAY

The House Education and Workforce Committee’s Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss child nutrition assistance programs and look at the cost of compliance for states and schools. http://1.usa.gov/1BskHdC

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing to discuss rising health insurance premiums under ObamaCare. http://1.usa.gov/1Nh7R3I

The House Science, Space and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee and Energy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the U.S. Energy Information Administration Report: Analysis of the Impacts of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. http://1.usa.gov/1GFKazt

TOMORROW’S REGS TODAY

The Obama administration will publish 159 new regulations, proposed rules, notices, and other administrative actions in Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register.

Here’s what to watch for:

–The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will propose to loosen privacy rules for car dealers.

Car dealers are required to provide customers with an annual disclosure of their privacy policies, either by hand delivery, mail, or email. But the FTC is proposing to allow these companies to post the notices on their websites, instead of delivering them individually, to customers who give their consent.

More at We The People

Disclaimer: this article was not written by Lorra B.

Poll finds Americans think the government, not terrorism, is the biggest problem facing the country

(Screenshot Credit, Rare)

(Screenshot Credit, Rare)

March 13, 2015

Rare: by Matt Purple

Apparently—and try not to pass out from shock on this one—there’s a disconnect between what Washington is talking about and the rest of the country is worried about. Gallup reports on their latest survey:

Americans continue to name the government (18%) as the most important U.S. problem, a distinction it has had for the past four months. Americans’ mentions of the economy as the top problem (11%) dropped this month, leaving it tied with jobs (10%) for second place.

Though issues such as terrorism, healthcare, race relations and immigration have emerged among the top problems in recent polls, government, the economy and unemployment have been the dominant problems listed by Americans for more than a year.

Gallup

This will be spun into sixteen different contortions, with liberals arguing the public are fed up with Republican congressional dysfunction, conservatives contending people disapprove of big bureaucracy (but not the Pentagon!), centrists claiming a mandate for more tinkering around the edges, and libertarians sighing that the implications are pretty damned clear.

Two major takeaways here. First, while the public still broadly disapprove of the economy, they appear to believe it’s gotten slightly better over the past month—enough to trigger a five-point shift to other issues. It will still be a vulnerability for Democrats in 2016, but dissatisfaction with Obama’s blithering economic stewardship might not be as potent for Republicans as it was in 2010 or could have been in 2012.

Second, despite the fervent wishes of certain foreign policy wonks in Washington, 2016 is not going to be an election about terrorism or ISIS or Iran or Bashar al Assad or the NSA or ground troops. Consequently, while the neoconservatives vs. realists clash within the GOP that many of us were hoping to have out in a presidential year might still happen, it’s not going to matter all that much. Barring a terrorist attack or another string of ISIS beheadings, the public has returned to its traditional, kitchen-table concerns: the economy, taxes, health insurance.

I guess that means we need to start writing depressing Obamacare blog posts again. Le sigh. Washington might believe it’s the center of the universe, but it’s more like that space station from Ascension, deluded into thinking it’s the hope of mankind with no clue what’s actually going on.
Read more at Rare:

Disclaimer: Not written by Lorra B.

Kids Just Gave Obama A HUGE Middle Finger Right On The Capitol Lawn!

(Screenshot Credit, Twitter)

(Screenshot Credit, Twitter)

March 10, 2015

Mad World News:

A movement of civil disobedience was recently initiated, but the best part is that it was carried out by children.

In protest of Washington’s “sledding ban,” kids and adults came out in force yesterday and went sledding down Capitol Hill just to make a point.

As Mad World News previously reported, pencil pushers in Washington decided to put a ban on the American pastime as “more than 20,000 sledding injuries occur in the U.S. each year,” according to The Hill. However, it seems that America is growing tired of big government pushing them around and decided a recent snow storm was the perfect opportunity to make a point.

After schools were cancelled for the day, parents organized a protest, and they all brought their kids to go sledding in Congress’s back yard. After all, what kind of monsters would actually stop children from having some good ol’ fashioned fun?

Parent Tim Krepp, who helped organize the event, boasted, “This is a great day for sledding and democracy.”

Although the kids may have been oblivious to the protest, the parents were more than clear in their intent. “We come here every snow day,” said parent Kat Cummins. “This is our neighborhood, and we want to sled.”

People also took to Twitter to voice how ridiculous they thought Washington was being with regards to sledding.

Fellow parent Jason Petty added, “There are not many other hills in the Capitol Hill area that are that great for sledding.”

More at Mad World News:

WATCH: NOT COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU. HILLARY, THE MOVIE.

dJanuary 23, 2015

The Hillary Difference in 2016:

Arlin Report:

“This movie is a great history lesson, to some of us a refresher course. Academy award type performances, but not by actors…..everyone playing themselves; starring Hillary Rodham Clinton (no one plays her better). As usual Hillary plays the villain…… Watch Hillary go from scandal to scandal, lie to lie, crime to crime……controversy follows her from her college years to Little Rock to Washington and New York. Sit back, enjoy a drink and some popcorn and watch Hillary wiggle out of one train-wreck after another, escaping scenes that would land the rest of us common low life’s in prison.”

Not coming to a theater near you. Hillary, the Movie.

 

 

Kamala Harris: The ‘Female Obama’ Plots Her Course On The Road To Washington

January 15, 2015

 

 

We The People:

crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

 

This would be a wonderful opportunity for “Kalifornia voters,” to prove they have more than room temperature I.Q.’s by rejecting the warmed over Marxist.  Will they do so? Don’t bet your lunch money on it.

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Claiming to be the champion of the Middle class, perhaps the is too ignorant to understand the platforms she has favored and will favor has all but destroyed it.

Mar. 16, 2010 - Sacramento, CA, USA - San Francisco DA and Attorney general candidate Kamala Harris March 16, 2010 in Sacramento, CA. (Credit Image: © Sacramento Bee/ZUMApress.com)

 

The Guardian

By Rorey Caroll,

She has been dubbed the female Obama. She cooks. She goes to the gym in a hoodie. She views lawyers as heroes and takes on mortgage companies the way Elizabeth Warren takes on Wall Street. She may soon have as many enemies on the other side of the aisle.

She may have made it to the national stage when Barack Obama called her “the best looking attorney general in the country”, but Kamala Harris is now the odds-on favorite to become the next senator from California – and perhaps the nation’s next progressive star in the making.

On Tuesday, following a week of speculation that the 50-year-old California attorney general would make the leap from cool-headed attorney to friend of Obama to potential Washington power player, Harris announced she will run for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat in 2016.

“Your support has been crucial to me every step of the way,” Harris wrote in an email to supporters, “and I’m asking you to help me build a grassroots campaign that reaches every community of California.”

Her campaign in the making began by – how else? – starting to solicit contributions of $2,600 for a race in which the stiffest challenge may not be the general election but winning the Democratic nomination.

Potential primary contenders include the former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer – both fierce liberals with nationwide notoriety of their own, and both of whom are said to be considering a run.

By jumping in before anyone else, though, Harris may intimidate the competition from entering the first high-profile Senate contest of 2016. Such is the power of her brand: if California is in its post-Schwarzenegger political era, Harris may be its next liberal franchise.

The state attorney general has found herself in the midst of controversies over the years, but mostly she has climbed California’s political ladder by a careful strategy – perhaps “too cautious”,according to the Los Angeles Times editorial board – to establish her credentials for higher office.

Even before the burgeoning Senate bid, some giddy commentators predicted Harris might eventually run for the White House – the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza once floated a theory that she could elbow aside Hillary Clinton to run for the top job in 2016.

Entire article below.

 

More at We The People:

Video: Muslims Chant To Remove Jesus At Washington’s National Cathedral “Like A Chilling Scene From A Last Days, Anti-Christ-Takes-Over-The-World Disaster Movie”

November 20, 2014

MidnightWatcher’s:

By David Lazarus, Israel Today – “It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America’s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: ‘There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle.’

Only this was not a movie. This was the scene, last Friday, for the first time in history, at the iconic National Cathedral in Washington, where orthodox Muslim clerics were invited to lead an Islamic prayer service. A congregation of hundreds were lead by an Imam in declaring that ‘god has no son, that Jesus Christ cannot be his son, and that there is no god like Allah.’

Only a single middle-age woman jumped up in the middle of the service and shouted, ‘America was founded on Christian principles. . . . Leave our church alone!’ She was escorted quickly out of the church by security guards.

The National Cathedral in Washington, DC has been an extremely important symbol of the Christian roots of the United States. The cathedral was designated by Congress as America’s ‘National House of Prayer.’ The church has hosted a number of inaugural presidential prayer services, including Franklin Roosevelt and both presidents Bush.

The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, took to Facebook in reaciton to the Muslim prayer service:

‘The National Cathedral in Washington, DC–one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America–will host a Muslim prayer service to Allah. It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible, who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins. Jesus was clear when He said, ‘I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me’ (John 14:6).’

As of this writing, 80,000 people had ‘liked’ Graham’s post.

The Islamic service at the cathedral was ostensibly intended to promote interfaith dialogue. Its organizers said that they hoped the service wouldhelp correct some Americans’ misperceptions of Muslims as extremists and reinforce tolerance among faiths.’

However, it is hard to understand how a Christian church opening its sanctuary for Islamic prayers that renonce Jesus Christ contributes to interfaith tolerance. Muslims would never allow a Christian to preach the Gospel in a mosque. Palestinian Muslims continue to ban all Jews and Christians from praying at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It would appear that ‘interfaith dialogue and tolerance’ are just more code words calling for Muslims to rise up and conquer.

The Washington Post reported that the Islamic prayer service was closed to the public because of security concerns. Armed guards checked every person and every bag of those in attendance.

Islam is growing rapidly around the world, and is now the third-largest religion in the United States, behind Christianity and Judaism, with an estimated 2.6 million American Muslim citizens.” Source – Israel Today.

Obama’s Contributions to America, Or Are They?

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November, 13 2014

Suthenboy.com:  I sincerely believe that every United States President in recent history, and probably since Washington, has loved America and always wanted her to be the greatest country the world had ever known. I also believe that each wanted to leave America in a better place the end of their term than when it began. Whether they were a Democrat or Republican, these men were instrumental in enabling the creation of such a country that also provided incredible opportunities for her citizenry. In part their collective efforts resulted in establishing America as an internationally recognized, trusted, and respected leader that always represented a bastion of peace.

In my opinion this dramatically changed with the unfortunate election of Obama. I cannot think of a single constructive act he has done to maintain America’s standing in the world or enhance her culture, traditions, values, and lives of her citizenry. To the contrary, Obama stated that he would fundamentally transform America and is doing just that with the help of spineless Congressional enablers who allow him free reign, the US Constitution and other laws notwithstanding.

Below I’ve listed some of Obama’s actions that are clearly consistent with his fundamental transformation of America. I’m certain that they pale in comparison to his clandestine actions that have not been made public.

 

 

Some of Obama’s Crowning Achievements 

  • Destroyed America’s long standing, well established international leadership, trust, prestige and respect
  • Alienated America’s most significant allies
  • Destroying America’s storied culture, traditions, and values
  • Bows and otherwise subordinates the office of President to leaders of foreign countries, particularly those who do not have America’s best interests at heart
  • Created more national debt than the aggregate of all previous presidents
  • Continues to swell welfare rolls to new historic highs every day
  • Enabled massive illegal immigration allowing known disease infested non – whites into America without requiring IDs or health checks and in flagrant violation of the US constitution
  • Consistently by-passes Congress in violation of the US Constitution by issuing Executive Orders, albeit they serve as his rubber stamp
  • Enabled voting without any form of ID or proof of citizenship
  • Prohibited law enforcement from asking for ID or proof of citizenship
  • Intentionally erodes the First Amendment by limiting free speech under the guise of political correctness
  • Created and nourishes an abyss between Whites and Blacks that has not existed for over 70 years by intentionally and consistently inflaming racial tensions when he implicitly makes racist remarks against Whites that embolden Blacks
  • Disparages America to the world by calling her a racist country
  • Disparages White law enforcement officers when a Black teen is killed in high profile cases with neither knowledge nor concern about the circumstances
  • Enthusiastically sends decorated US troops to Liberia, the Hot Zone for Ebola, to “fight” and directly expose themselves to the deadly virus
  • Permits flights from Ebola infested Africa to land in the US with perfunctory screening of passengers by untrained TSA grunts using inadequate equipment
  • Displays indifferent towards CDC’s total incompetence in handling the impact of Ebola in the US
  • Fosters an environment of corruption and pathological lying throughout his administration as evinced by major scandals in the DOJ, IRS, and EPA, all involving cover ups, massive fraud, and perjury
  • Summarily fired a significant number of experienced high ranking members of US armed forces
  • Significantly reduced US advanced weaponry while China, Russia, and Iran are aggressively enhancing their capabilities
  • Was complicit in the VA summarily delaying appointments to and treatment of veterans
  • Was complicit in the needless murders of 4 Americans in Benghazi
  • Has thus far paid more than $5B to close friends for designing and implementing the failed Obamacare web site
  • Spent more than $44.4M of taxpayers money on vacations… and has15 months remaining in his term
  • Publicly embraces what he calls the ‘virtues of Islam’ while praising its teachings and way of life
  • Routinely welcomes known radical Islamists who condone terrorism to the White House
  • Extols Radical Muslim clerics who consistently preach and endorse death to America
  • Justifies Islamic terrorists by blaming their horrendous acts on growing up in impoverished communities
  • Proudly supported Hamas in its recent battle with Israel
  • Supports and funds Hamas & Muslim Brotherhood
  • Is being sued along with Kerry and Clinton by Judicial Watch under the US RICO Act for laundering cash and funneling it to Hamas
  • Employs 6 known members of the Muslim Brotherhood in sensitive administrative positions that report directly to him
  • Released 5 high value Al Qaeda prisoners from Gitmo in trade for a worthless US deserter who was an Islamic convert
  • His senior adviser with seemingly unlimited authority is Valerie Jarrett, a hard core leftist with long standing notable ties to the Communist movement in America

Peaceful Teachings of Islam

 

Following are a few comments I believe are relevant to this blog.

It’s incredulous that the recent spate of deadly viruses spreading throughout the US, particularly those affecting children, are not directly related to Obama intentionally allowing diseased aliens into our country. It’s not coincidental that the majority of such viruses are concentrated in areas where illegal alien children were shipped and enrolled in public schools pursuant to Obama’s direction.

Obama’s apparent indifference to the severity of Ebola is exemplified by permitting flights from West Africa to land in America and speaks for itself. He also accelerated extending visa applications from Africa in August and wants all foreigners affected with Ebola to be treated in the US. I firmly believe sending decorated accomplished American troops uniquely trained for military duty to Liberia to fight Ebola is all about Obama: specifically, seeking a Nobel Peace Prize for Humanitarianism.

The appointment of Ron Klain as Ebola Czar is a typical Obama PR stunt to relieve the pressure of mishandling the crisis, particularly with mid terms approaching. Klain lacks any experience in the fields of medicine or health, but Obama justified the absurd appointment because of Klain’s management skills.

Klain is democratic operative, well known political hack, and key player in the Solyndra fraud. He advised Obama Solyndra was a sound venture with little risk despite a major accounting firm’s contrary opinion. Solyndra’s bankruptcy soon thereafter has cost US taxpayers approximately $850M and counting.

The world has drastically changed for the worst during Obama’s stint in office. There is an ever-increasing instability, chaos, terror, and omnipresent danger that did not exist prior to his presidency. America was then respected, trusted, and seen as a strong, engaged allay firmly standing as a bastion of peace.

However, this is no longer the case. In addition to losing international trust and respect, America is viewed as weak, disingenuous, disengaged internationally except for Islamic countries, and undergoing Obama’s fundamental transformation. As for America being a major proponent of peace under Obama, I’ll paraphrase Islam’s definition of peace: peace means the absence of opposition to Islamic rule. Their Quran clearly addresses precisely how to deal with opponents, and I’m sure you get my drift. More clarity on Islam and peace can be gleaned by viewing this short video:

View archived blogs at www.suthenboy.com/blog_archive.html

Sheriffs Plan Massive Opposition to Obama’s Executive Amnesty in Washington

 November 11, 2014
crew-2231Comment by Jim Campbell.
It’s not to difficult to envision the failed consequences of the attempt by the sheriff’s to bring Obama to his senses.
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Obama would likely be just fine with a second revolutionary war, his legacy as a “Failed leader,” firmly carved in stone.
Would he use such an event to declare himself “Our ruler,” for a third term?  If so, watch out for hot flying lead.
 

In light of Barack Obama’s defiance to institute amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens in America, following his public spanking on Tuesday, constitutional sheriffs from across America are planning a massive meeting in Washington to oppose his usurpation of power.

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson sent out a letter recently which called on sheriffs to descend on Washington on December 10 to meet with congressmen and encourage them to secure the border and oppose Obama’s executive action regarding amnesty. The meeting will occur just days before the existing government funding bill expires.“Never before in our nation’s history has it been so important for the American sheriffs to stand united and speak with one voice to secure our nation’s borders,” Hodgson wrote.

“No longer can we sit idle while the inaction of our Federal Government marginalizes our ability to preserve public safety, enforce our laws, and protect the Constitutional rights of all who legitimately reside and work in our communities.”

“As a fellow Sheriff, and someone who shares a common mission and obligation to defend the public safety and national security concerns of our citizens, I am respectfully asking that you join me and our brother and sister Sheriffs on December 10, 2014 in [sic] at the United States Capitol to encourage immediate action by Congress and the Administration to pass legislation that will secure border security once and for all,” he added.

Hodgson said that he already had the support of members of Congress, as well as several senators.

Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator David Vitter and other members of Congress have agreed to join us at the Capitol to demand immediate action to secure our borders as the first step in achieving legitimate immigration reform in the future,” he wrote. “Several sheriffs have agreed to work in a spirit of cooperation to assist in recruiting at least 200 sheriffs to travel to Washington, D.C. for this historic meeting and press conference with members of Congress.

Sheriff Hodgson told National Review Online, “I think by the sheriffs going there in big numbers, it places an incredible amount of emphasis on the most important thing that is impacting us in the biggest way in our country across every spectrum of our society, from medical to economics to safety and national security, and that is secure the borders. We don’t need people to sit down there in Washington and sort of intellectualize what they think is the right thing to do without listening to the people who are dealing with these problems day-in and day-out and know the problems intimately.”

The Massachusetts sheriff believes that the meeting will motivate citizens to rally around the sheriffs to address the “significant threat to the welfare and safety of our American people and legal residents.”

He wrote that the policies of the Obama administration, which have encouraged illegal immigration, “have created serious threats to our domestic and national security.”

“The citizens of our nation are counting on the American Sheriffs to fulfill our oath to preserve law and order and live up to our responsibilities as guardians of the United States Constitution,” he exhorted. “Given the fact that 25 people in the United States are killed each day by illegal immigrants, and our schools are becoming overcrowded and more costly, our public health is threatened by new diseases and ailments introduced by people living in our communities illegally, and the fact that benefits are being given and violations of laws forgiven for a select group of non-citizenss, makes clear our obligation to act now before we erode the confidence and faith citizens have in Sheriffs across the country and throughout our history.”

Hodgson also told NRO that US sheriffs are “sick and tired of being marginalized in our ability to protect our citizens. We want the border secured. And until you do that, until you secure these borders, which you’ve been telling us since Day One, you will never ever have legitimate, comprehensive immigration reform.”

Constitutional sheriffs are the last line of defense against a tyrannical government and as we have seen many sheriffs stand against the Obama administration’s push for more unconstitutional gun legislation and against Islamic State threats, we now see them beginning to take a stand against their illegal policies regarding immigration. Take the time to call your sheriff and encourage him to attend in December. Let’s show them that we support upholding the law of the land and are behind them in their efforts.

 

Obama’s Trasnformation of America

Obama, supermanOctober 25, 2014
Source: Suthenboy:  I sincerely believe that every United States President in recent history, and probably since Washington, has loved America and always wanted her to be the greatest country the world had ever known. I also believe that each wanted to leave America a better place the end of their term than when it began. Whether they were a Democrat or Republican, these men were instrumental in enabling the creation of such a country that also provided incredible opportunities for her citizenry. In part their collective efforts resulted in establishing America as an internationally recognized, trusted, and respected leader that always represented a bastion of peace.

 In my opinion this dramatically changed with the unfortunate election of Obama. I cannot think of a single constructive act he has done to maintain America’s standing in the world or enhance her culture, traditions, values, and lives of her citizenry. To the contrary, Obama stated that he would fundamentally transform America and is doing just that with the help of spineless Congressional enablers who allow him free reign, the US Constitution and other laws notwithstanding.

Below I’ve listed some of Obama’s actions that are clearly consistent with his fundamental transformation of America. I’m certain that they pale in comparison to his clandestine actions that have not been made public.

Obama Transparency 

Some of Obama’s Crowning Achievements

  • Destroyed America’s long standing, well established international leadership, trust, prestige and respect
  • Alienated America’s most significant allies
  • Destroying America’s storied culture, traditions, and values
  • Bows and otherwise subordinates the office of President to leaders of foreign countries, particularly those who do not have America’s best interests at heart
  • Created more national debt than the aggregate of all previous presidents
  • Continues to swell welfare rolls to new historic highs every day
  • Enabled massive illegal immigration allowing known disease infested non – whites into America without requiring IDs or health checks and in flagrant violation of the US constitution
  • Consistently by-passes Congress in violation of the US Constitution by issuing Executive Orders, albeit they serve as his rubber stamp
  • Enabled voting without any form of ID or proof of citizenship
  • Prohibited law enforcement from asking for ID or proof of citizenship
  • Intentionally erodes the First Amendment by limiting free speech under the guise of political correctness
  • Created and nourishes an abyss between Whites and Blacks that has not existed for over 70 years by intentionally and consistently inflaming racial tensions when he implicitly makes racist remarks against Whites that embolden Blacks
  • Disparages America to the world by calling her a racist country
  • Disparages White law enforcement officers when a Black teen is killed in high profile cases with neither knowledge nor concern about the circumstances
  • Enthusiastically sends decorated US troops to Liberia, the Hot Zone for Ebola, to “fight” and directly expose themselves to the deadly virus
  • Permits flights from Ebola infested Africa to land in the US with perfunctory screening of passengers by untrained TSA grunts using inadequate equipment
  • Displays indifferent towards CDC’s total incompetence in handling the impact of Ebola in the US
  • Fosters an environment of corruption and pathological lying throughout his administration as evinced by major scandals in the DOJ, IRS, and EPA, all involving cover ups, massive fraud, and perjury
  • Summarily fired a significant number of experienced high ranking members of US armed forces
  • Significantly reduced US advanced weaponry while China, Russia, and Iran are aggressively enhancing their capabilities
  • Was complicit in the VA summarily delaying appointments to and treatment of veterans
  • Was complicit in the needless murders of 4 Americans in Benghazi
  • Has thus far paid more than $5B to close friends for designing and implementing the failed Obamacare web site
  • Spent more than $44.4M of taxpayers money on vacations… and has15 months remaining in his term
  • Publicly embraces what he calls the ‘virtues of Islam’ while praising its teachings and way of life
  • Routinely welcomes known radical Islamists who condone terrorism to the White House
  • Extols Radical Muslim clerics who consistently preach and endorse death to America
  • Justifies Islamic terrorists by blaming their horrendous acts on growing up in impoverished communities
  • Proudly supported Hamas in its recent battle with Israel
  • Supports and funds Hamas & Muslim Brotherhood
  • Is being sued along with Kerry and Clinton by Judicial Watch under the US RICO Act for laundering cash and funneling it to Hamas
  • Employs 6 known members of the Muslim Brotherhood in sensitive administrative positions that report directly to him
  • Released 5 high value Al Qaeda prisoners from Gitmo in trade for a worthless US deserter who was an Islamic convert
  • His senior adviser with seemingly unlimited authority is Valerie Jarrett, a hard core leftist with long standing notable ties to the Communist movement in America

Obama change

Following are a few comments I believe are relevant to this blog.

It’s incredulous that the recent rash of deadly viruses spreading throughout the US, particularly those affecting children, are not directly related to Obama intentionally allowing diseased aliens into our country. It’s not coincidental that the majority of such viruses are concentrated in areas where illegal alien children were shipped and enrolled in public schools.

Obama’s apparent indifference to the severity of Ebola in America speaks for itself. I firmly believe sending decorated accomplished American troops uniquely trained for military duty to Liberia to fight Ebola is all about Obama: specifically, seeking a Nobel Peace Prize for Humanitarianism.

The world has drastically changed for the worst during Obama’s stint in office. There is an ever-increasing amount of instability, chaos, terror, and omnipresent danger that did not exist prior to his presidency. America was then respected, trusted, and seen as a strong, engaged allay firmly standing as a bastion of peace.

Obama lying

However, this is no longer the case. In addition to losing international trust and respect, America is viewed as weak, disingenuous, disengaged internationally except for Islamic countries, and undergoing Obama’s fundamental transformation. As for America being a major proponent of peace under Obama, I’ll paraphrase Islam’s definition of peace: peace means the absence of opposition to Islamic rule. Their Quran clearly addresses precisely how to deal with opponents. I’m sure you get my drift. More clarity on Islam and peace can be gleaned by viewing this short video:

Peaceful Teachings of Islam By, Suthernboy

 

By Lorra B. Chief Writer for Silent Soldier

http://SilentSoldier.us

 

Obama Tries to Pivot, But Voters Want Follow Through

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October 2, 2014

FOX News: OBAMA TRIES PIVOT, BUT VOTERS WANT FOLLOW THROUGH
Improbable as it may sound, President Obama today will deliver a speech in Chicago explaining why Americans are wrong about the condition of the economy. The message: You are better off than you were six years ago, you just don’t know it. Not only are voters are unlikely to reappraise their dismal view of the economy, that’s not the topic they are most interested in right now. Whether it is the arrival of Ebola on our shores or the growing concerns that the war against ISIS is not making adequate headway, what Americans are really talking about – and really concerned about – are things that require action rather than explanation. Just look at the polls.

Eye off the ball – In a new Fox News poll, 78 percent of voters expressed concern about an attack on U.S. soil by Islamist militants, which helps us to understand why, in a remarkable turnabout, 51 percent would support the use of ground forces if air strikes weren’t enough to root out ISIS. Worse, 64 percent of respondents did not believe President Obama had a clear strategy to defeat ISIS and 54 percent said it is “crazy” to announce war plans in advance. While the president stopped his summer-long slide in the polls, his job performance rating stood at 40 percent, only 2 points better than it was just before his Sept. 10 announcement escalating the war. We can’t know whether the president’s pivot is any good on the golf course, but his record at issue pivots in public is pretty dire. There’s little reason to believe that given the deepening anxieties on epidemics and Islamism that this one will be anything but a hosel shot.

The Judge’s Ruling: Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano analyzes President Obama’s attempt to blame the rise of ISIS on U.S. intelligence under Director James Clapper :“Yet, if Clapper and his spies so miserably failed to educate the president about a threat he now claims is real, why do they still have their jobs? They have their jobs because if the president fires them, they might freely speak the truth, and the truth is the president’s enemy. They have their jobs because the president is so bad at performing his.”

“I know the nature of the enemy. Anybody who kills 3,000 innocents and beheads people because of their religion or because of their point of view is dangerous. And there is a short-term strategy, which is to bring them to justice, and a long-term strategy, which is to encourage free societies to prevail so as to marginalize their ideology.” – Former President George W. Bush on “FOX & Friends” explaining his motive for urging, unsuccessfully, his successor to keep U.S. troops in Iraq after the war there ended.

— 33 days until Nov. 4 —

BUBBA BACKS GRIMES IN HIS FIRST AD OF 2014
Kentucky Democratic Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes is out with a new ad featuring former President Bill Clinton, a friend and political ally of her father. “…Nobody can tell me it’s not a senator’s job to create jobs. And I choose Alison because she will work with people from both parties to do what’s right for you. Send Alison to the Senate.” Hitting the airwaves statewide today, the ad marks the first time Bubba has appeared in a Senate candidate ad this election cycle.

Warren wing flapping in key states – The Hill: “A super-PAC pushing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to run for president is staffing up in key presidential states. Ready for Warren, the group that aims to draft the senator to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, is hiring new staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, three important early voting states, according to a report from MSNBC.

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AP: “Talking to reporters Wednesday, [2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney] downplayed his role in a Republican Party that has ‘a whole series of different voices that are pulling in different directions.’ ‘My role is just as one more voice,’ he said. ‘I was honored to become the Republican nominee, so I continue to have some voice. But I’m not running for anything — just trying to run to help people who are running for something, and I’m making my effort known in the states that welcome me.’ [Today] he headlines a GOP rally in Michigan before a Kentucky fundraiser to benefit Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s the kind of schedule usually reserved for a political party’s elite, not a twice-defeated elder statesman who insists his political career is over.”

WITH YOUR SECOND CUP OF COFFEE…
Invisibility has always been the stuff of fantasy and science fiction, but researchers at the University of Rochester’s Physics and Advanced Optics Departments are developing an “invisibility cloak.” John Howell, a professor of physics at the University of Rochester, and graduate student Joseph Choi used four standard lenses to bend light around objects, to eliminate them from view or “cloak” them. Real life possibilities exist for cloaking applications including allowing a surgeon to see through his hands to directly what is being operated on as well applying similar principles to for drivers to see through blind spots. Howell, Choi explain in a recently published paper, but also demonstrate their techniques in more engaging fashion (with some help from the kids) in a brief video.

POLL CHECK
Real Clear Politics Averages
Obama Job Approval: Approve – 41.9 percent//Disapprove – 53.6 percent
Direction of Country: Right Direction – 28 percent//Wrong Track – 65.7 percent
Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats – 42.8 percent// Republicans – 45.7 percent

ORMAN GOES NEGATIVE IN KANSAS
Kansas Senate candidate Greg Orman is out with this new ad blasting Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., for being part of the mess in Washington, saying, “If you listen to Pat Roberts and his Washington buddies, they’ll tell you that President Obama and Harry Reid are the reason Washington is such a mess and you know what, they’re half right, but the other half of the mess, Mitch McConnell and Pat Roberts, the truth is both parties are more interested in political games than problem solving, and both parties are failing Kansas, that’s why I’m running for the United States senate as an independent.”

sam BSources: Wolf to endorse Brownback – Washington Examiner: “Vanquished Republican Senate candidate Milton Wolf is expected to endorse Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback before the midterm elections, GOP sources said Wednesday…Republican sources remain doubtful that Wolf will publicly back Roberts, citing hurt feelings left over from a vicious primary. “Wolf has agreed to endorse Brownback at some point,” a Republican source said. … Kansas GOP insiders, as well as representatives from the Brownback and Roberts campaigns, have met with Kansas Tea Party leaders to mend fences. Roberts has called many of these individuals personally…”

Pick Six: Dust in the wind – Republicans need to pick up six more Senate seats to take control of the upper chamber. Which blue seats are the most vulnerable in this year’s midterms? Here are the top picks among Fox News First readers: Arkansas (13.6%), Montana (13.0%), West Virginia (12.2%), Louisiana (11.8%), South Dakota (11.7%) and a tie for sixth at 8.6 percent between Alaska and North Carolina. Reader JoAnne Johnson says that despite recent polling saying Republican Sen. Pat Roberts could lose in Kansas, the magic number for the GOP remains six. “Kansas was a real concern until the GOP finally woke up and realized that Roberts had become vulnerable. Fortunately, Greg Orman peaked too soon in the campaign, and Roberts will hold the seat that had been considered safe for Republicans.”

Iowa remains out of the running, but readers have been nudging the Hawkeye State race closer to the top of the crop, now with 5.7 percent of reader votes. Is Iowa moving up? Will the Alaska/North Carolina deadlock be broken? You know what to do…

CROSSROADS’ BIG BUY IN N.H.
Boston Globe: “American Crossroads, the juggernaut GOP-aligned super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, has bought $3 million worth of TV time for the week of Oct. 14 in the New Hampshire US Senate race, according a Republican familiar with the massive TV buy. The big influx of money into the race could be a huge boon to the candidacy of Republican Scott Brown, who polls have find in a tight contest with incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. The buy, according to the Republican, is on cable and broadcast television in New Hampshire and also includes broadcast stations in the Boston media market, which reach a wide swath of residents in the southern part of the Granite State.”

The Architect says don’t be “cautious, timid or unclear” – In his WSJ column, Karl Rove discusses how Senate Republicans can close the gap, saying, “Republicans have a month to close the sale. It won’t be easy, and because Democrats are desperate and loaded with cash, it won’t be pretty. The way for Republicans to extend their leads or move ahead in the final stretch is not to be cautious, timid or unclear.”

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GM, CHRYSLER BAILOUT TAKES CENTER STAGE IN MICHIGAN SENATE RACE
Following accusations from state Democrats and Democratic opponent Gary Peters about her support of the 2008-2009 federal bailout and takeover of General Motors and Chrysler, Republican Senate nominee Terri Lynn Land is fighting back with this ad, saying “Hypocrite Gary Peters talks about standing up for American automakers but Peters backed a half billion tax payer funded loan to a company that built cars overseas, then went bankrupt before being sold to Chinese owners. With American automakers struggling, Gary Peters outsourced our money on bad loans to foreign care manufacturers using our taxes to hurt our auto industry. Peters isn’t putting Michigan first.”

ERNST BEATS BRALEY IN THIRD QUARTER FUNDRAISING
Des Moines Register: “Both Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley substantially ramped up third-quarter fundraising in their U.S. Senate race, but Ernst took in the bigger haul, according to information supplied by their campaigns. Ernst, a Republican state senator, will report raising over $4.5 million in the quarter…That haul more than doubles her second-quarter number…Braley, a Democratic congressman, will report raising $2.8 million, his best quarter to date…”

Braley on defense over veterans after missing meetings – Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, under fire for having skipped key hearings on the Veterans Affairs Committee ahead of the revelation of the scandal at the VA, says veterans’ issues are very important for him in a new ad. “I get very upset when I see these ads suggesting I don’t care about veterans.”

HAGAN STAYS ON EDUCATION ATTACK
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., continues to hit Republican nominee Thom Tillis on education in this ad saying, “…Speaker Thom Tillis cut 500 million dollars from our schools, increasing class sizes, leaving students without textbooks and Tillis opposed a bill to make college loans more affordable. Kay Hagan, strengthening our public schools and community colleges and took on Wall Street to pass a new law making college loans more affordable.”

Court battle rages over N.C. voting rules – NYT: “A federal appeals court on Wednesday forced North Carolina officials to restore two provisions for ballot access that had been eliminated in a law passed by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature that civil rights groups said would disproportionately harm black voters … Josh Lawson, a spokesman for the state Board of Elections, said that lawyers for the state planned to appeal the decision to the United States Supreme Court as early as Thursday.”

CASSIDY CRITICIZES LANDRIEU ON BORDER AND AMNESTY
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., uses border security and her support for granting legal status to illegal immigrants to slam Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in this latest ad, saying, “…Mary Landrieu voted against hiring more border patrol agents and even called a border fence dumb…no wonder Mary Landrieu favors amnesty and supports Barack Obama 97 percent of the time. Bill Cassidy supports a border fence and he opposes amnesty.”

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Executive action on amnesty a litmus test for Holder replacement – With news that more GOPers are signing on to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ vow to blockade any replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder, who supports the legality of broad executive action to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, the coming lame duck session starts to look more interesting. If vulnerable Democrats are obliged to take a position on the issue, it could complicate White House plans to shove through a controversial nominee under the rewritten Senate rules. And the three names floated by the White House today – former White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli – could all face a more difficult path.

DEMOCRAT PRYOR TOUTS ‘SMALLER’ GOVERNMENT
Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is running a new ad touting his support to shrink the government and his opposition to EPA regulations, saying, “The EPA wanted to write a federal regulation regulating agriculture dust. Obviously, Washington knows nothing about farming…working to help make Washington smarter and smaller.” Pryor is also hitting his opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., in this attack ad for voting against “equal pay for women” and against “helping women who are victims of domestic violence.”

A new Baronial rule – Michael Barone updates an outdated axiom: “[Election analysts] used to have a rule that incumbents running below 50 percent against lesser known challengers would inevitably lose. Everyone knows them, the logic went, and half aren’t voting for them. That rule doesn’t seem to apply anymore, but perhaps another one does. The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls puts Democratic incumbents in [Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado and North Carolina] at 41 to 44 percent of the vote. In seriously contested races in the last six Senate cycles, starting with 2002, only two incumbents polling at that level in September ended up winning. One was appointed to an open seat and thus probably not widely known. Both ended up with less than 50 percent and won by plurality.”

MORNING IN NEBRASKA
Republican Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is out with this ad celebrating his “93 Days, 93 Counties, 93 Big Ideas” state-wide tour, saying, “One rickety RV, three little kids, one great wife, and 93 counties in 93 days. Not just driving through, either. Listening, Learning. Finding out that you’re just as sick of what’s happening in Washington as I am. We’re looking for someone to push parties aside and finally just fix our problems. Well, that’s why I’m running for the Senate.”

BURKE SEEKS TO DEFEND FILCHED JOBS PLAN
Buzzfeed: “…TV ads in closely-watched Wisconsin gubernatorial contest are battling over Democratic candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan. Republicans in the state have seized on the large portions of plagiarized text in Burke’s jobs plan and now Burke is fighting back with a new TV ad attempting to define the issue on her own terms. ‘In August, Wisconsin lost 4,300 jobs. That’s why in September, Scott Walker is attacking my jobs plan, saying it takes ideas from other states. Well, of course it does,’ Burke says in her ad titled “September.”…Walker, likewise, has his own TV ad, “Plagiarized,” hitting Burke over the copied text. The ad features a press conference where Burke stumbled when asked to define what plagiarism was…The Republican Governors Association also announced last week their own ad “Integrity,” knocking Burke over the passages taken from other Democrats.”

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PELOSI PREDICTS DEMOCRATIC HOUSE TAKEOVER… IN 2016
The Hill: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted a Democratic sweep in 2016. If Republicans keep the House in November, Pelosi said they wouldn’t hold their majority for long. ‘Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president,’ she told reporters at her weekly press conference.”

NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO RIGHT
Robert Atherton, a 67-year-old engineer from Phoenix, was reliving the glory of the summer of 1964 when he and two high school buddies bought Vespas and cruised across Italy. Going through his old suitcase, though, Atherton discovered an old injustice: An unpaid parking ticket he got in the Italian village of Lerici. The Los Angeles Times reports Atherton found the ticket when went looking for a journal he kept of his Italian adventure as a 17-year-old. Being no ugly American, Atherton adjusted the $1.50 fine for inflation and sent $50 and an apology letter to town officials. Marco Caluri, the current mayor of Lerici was surprised to receive the payment and in another twist of fate, Caluri is actually the son of the police officer who wrote the original ticket. The story has taken on a life of its own in the town with Atherton receiving many notes of gratitude and appreciation from residents.

By, Chris Stirewalt  Fox News.

 

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