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Lack Of Federal Funds Could Force Gabreski Air Tower Closure

BHO and Phil want you to think the Sequester is crippling? What
is really crippling us is the 17 TRILLION dollar debt and a president that doesn't
know how to cut spending and grow jobs. We are up to our necks and not just us
but our children and grandchildren. Spending has to stop somewhere and I can't
see that the 85 billion in cuts is going to hurt us. But Obama will try his hardest to make sure that the cuts hurt and then try to blame everyone else.

Sequester was Obama's idea......he
owns it. Now he needs to stop whining and get to work.

FINALLY, this "president" has done something that only he can bare the shame for. He can not circumvent Congress on this and make them irrelevant. This "sequester" as his and HIS alone.



" Mar 2, 13 9:46 AM

Well dont you think we should find out
" Mar 4, 13 11:36 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Tim Dickson does not write GREAT articles" Mar 4, 13 11:37 PM

Lack Of Federal Funds Could Force Gabreski Air Tower Closure

B F said "The whole sequester scenario shows that the Democrats, led by the Almighty Barak are incapable of cutting anything from the bloated federal system"

Joe said "That because we are not interested in closing any more loopholes. It's about spending cuts this time around clown... no obstruction... no new taxes. Just CUTS CUTS CUTS"

I say, Now we are getting somewhere!

The senate must pass a budget now!
" Mar 5, 13 6:42 PM

Reuters: Obama Job Approval Plummets to 43%

Being caught lying again and again and again is never a good thing for a U.S. president. A number of recent polls have proven that point, and the point that Obama was not able to get away with dishonestly blaming sequester on the GOP. A poll from Reuters released today brings even worse news. President Chicken Little's approval rating has collapsed to 43%; a drop of seven points since February 19.
The Reuters poll also shows that Obama and his media failed dramatically when it came to blaming sequester on Republicans. Thirty-eight percent blame "all the political actors involved." A mere 27% blame only the GOP. Six-percent blame only Obama and Democrats.

" Mar 6, 13 2:20 PM

In his assertion that Roger Ailes calling Obama "lazy" is racist, apparently, Al Shapton is unaware Roger Ailes was quoting from the president directly. During a Barbara Walters interview, Obama said he feels a laziness in himself that he attributes to his laid back upbringing in Hawaii.

Seems you and Al sharpie are the only ones that don't get it !

I dont quite understand what your trying to get at ?" Mar 7, 13 8:41 PM

Its called a free-market economy why does that scare you guys so much." Mar 11, 13 2:03 PM

A state judge today put a cork in City Hall's plans to ban Big Apple restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks -- a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg,

Score one for freedom of choice, Loser!" Mar 11, 13 8:14 PM

You guys are a couple of freaking geniuses, Since you started showing Philly what it is like to live in a collective he has not been such a pest, what a pleasure. Its like some sort of bug spray! LOL" Mar 12, 13 9:15 PM

TCM, I think even Mr.Z would agree it has been an interesting little experiment and you have shown a result. I would bet after reading this P@H will be back with a vengeance to prove otherwise. LOL

" Mar 13, 13 9:01 AM

Just saw that azz Grayson from Florida on TV he's crying again this time about Paul Ryan Wants Americans 'To Work Until They Die'

And I say so what, work is good for you, even if I have money I will never stop working 100%
" Mar 13, 13 4:44 PM

Excellent point Captain" Mar 14, 13 9:53 PM

he told you from the beginning what he was concerned about, Fundamentally changing the county! " Mar 14, 13 9:55 PM

HHS Cant you find the courage to critazie somthing worth while for example
CAIRO – Egypt’s biggest Islamist movement has strongly criticized a UN document aimed at combating violence against women for contradicting basic Islamic principles and undermining family values.

“This declaration, if ratified, would lead to complete disintegration of society,” the Muslim Brotherhood warned in a statement obtained by OnIslam.net.

" Mar 15, 13 7:46 AM

Dr. Thomas Sowell Discusses "Intellectuals And Race" On "Hannity"

TUCKER CARLSON: This book is packed with all kinds of interesting information that I have never heard before. This jumped out at me, you talked about the grotesque, really disparity, between black and white unemployment rates. The black unemployment rate is much higher than white unemployment rate, but you say that wasn't always the case. You say that black labor participations were higher than that of whites up until about 1930. What changed?

DR. THOMAS SOWELL: What Changed was the government intervention into the labor market. 1930 was the last year in which there was no federal minimum wage. They brought in the Davis-Bacon Act. In fact, people, some of the sponsors of the Davis-Bacon Act said that they were producing that Act precisely because blacks from the South, construction workers were coming up North and the construction companies were able to underbid the Northern companies and get government contracts. And so, this was meant to put a stop to that.

CARLSON: Amazing, so just to be totally clear, up until 1930 under the Roosevelt administration, of course that would have been the Hoover administration, but up until that point, there were lower unemployment rates in black neighborhoods than white neighborhoods and that has been the result, you think, of lack of government intervention?

SOWELL: Not always, but in 1930 that was certainly the case, and that was not the first time that it was the case. The huge gap that you see today, that all has occurred under minimum wage laws. (Hannity, March 15, 2013)

" Mar 17, 13 1:00 AM

You asked for it
FINAL REPORT: Obama's Birth Announcements Fail To Indicate "Natural Born" Status
A new investigation of Obama’s birth announcements appearing in Hawaii’s two primary newspapers in August, 1961 shows, conclusively, they were the result of a registration record taken by the municipal health authority, not a medically verified “Live" birth documented as occurring at a Hawaiian hospital, per an officially defined "vital event" designated by the U.S. Department of Health, National Vital Statistics Division protocols.

By Penbrook Johannson
Editor of the Daily Pen

In August, 1961, two announcements allegedly showing a “native” birth for Barack Obama were published in Hawaii’s two primary newspapers, the Sunday Advertiser and the Honolulu Star. For more than three years since Obama engaged his unvetted candidacy for the presidency, many of his supporters have mistakenly lauded these blurbish announcements as the "holy grail" of proof that he was born in the state of Hawaii.

However, a detailed investigation of the history and procedures used by Hawaii’s municipal health department, and its relationship with the newspapers, shows that not only was it a matter of official policy that Obama’s birth would have been announced in the paper regardless of where he was born, the information used to publish the announcements is not even confirmed through any eye-witness, medical authority or hospital representative in the state.

In 1961, the two newspapers shared the same address and facility for their publishing operations which means they received only one copy of the same vital records information from the Department of Health. Therefore, the format and content of information used in "vital event" public announcements, including births, deaths, divorces and marriage applications, were published identically by both papers, including any mistakes, omissions, order or context. No investigation was carried out by the papers' editors to determine if the information provided by the DOH was actually accurate or, in the case of birth announcements, if the address published and provided by the registrant had any association with the geographic location of the actual birth. More than 1200 birth announcements between 1960 and 1965 were shown to contain Hawaiian addresses for registrants of births outside of the state of Hawaii, including more than three hundred in which the child was born outside of the United States.

The two newspapers have long since collaborated into one organization.

Now, however, data from the archive of the U.S. Department of Health’s 1961 Report on Vital Statistics of the U.S – Volume 1: Natality, and Hawaii’s Administrative rules governing the creation of vital records finally reveals the truth about how these announcements were published and why they are mistakenly used by uneducated pundits to promote a misguided message about Obama's natal history.

The Daily Pen’s, Dan Crosby, engaged a two month long research project on location in Hawaii, to, once and for all, close the door on questions about the facts and bring the long-due invalidation of the authority of these fallow Hawaiian birth announcements, in quaint, remote newspapers, to confirm Obama's eligibility to be president.

Recall, for more than two years, major media personalities, such as Bill O’reilly, Chris Matthews and recently fired, Keith Olbermann have enjoyed a willful ignorance in support of Obama's legitimacy while poking fun with these announcements essentially saying to their viewers that the very presence of these announcements means only one of two exclusive options: 1. They are a legitimate and accurate indication of Obama’s geographic birth in Hawaii, or 2. They are the result of some crazy 50-year-long conspiracy concocted by members of Obama’s family and newspaper editors at the time in order to enable Obama to use the announcements some time later as primary evidence that he was born in Hawaii in the event he might run for president some day.

In his investigation, Crosby found confirmed and easily accessible evidence that neither of these choices apply to Obama’s records. In fact, the explanation is far less sensational and simple that it reveals that Mr. Obama (Barry Soetoro) simply benefitted from a commonly used administrative practice in the state of Hawaii which was applied for literally thousands of births which were registered there, but which did not occur there. In doing so, Obama appears to have benefitted from a coincidental set of passive circumstances in which the choice to register his birth in Hawaii also allowed him to engage native U.S. citizenship status, not Natural Born status.

The announcements were a fringe benefit to his eligibility facade which merely occur as a consequence of the non-native birth registration process. However, the primary reason for his family registering his birth in Hawaii was to make sure he was eligible for something far less significant than the presidency. His grandparents wanted to make sure Obama could receive state financial assistance and medical care as an infant of an unemployed, wayward teenage mother and a foreign dead-beat, alcoholic, bigamist.

“The birth announcements were printed from unconfirmed information provided to the Newspapers by the Department of Health who received the information from Obama's grandparents, not a hospital," says Crosby in a phone call from Oahu.

“This information was publish without the DOH or newspaper editors confirming the actual location of the birth in any hospital or location in Hawaii. I found thousands of birth registration records of children born outside of Hawaii who have their announcements published in these two newspapers."

Crosby says this information can be determined by cross-referencing public records with birth announcements and associating the addresses with a residential directory and the natality data provided by Hawaii to the U.S. Department of Health's U.S. Vital Records Report.

Recall that Hawaii Revised Statute 338-17.8 allows the state Health Department to register the foreign birth of any child as a native Hawaiian birth if the parents of that child can be proven to the satisfaction and criteria of the Director of the Department of Health only, they were residence of Hawaii within one year of the birth, regardless of the location of the birth. This law then mandates that the vital records registrar must register the birth with the vital records office in coordination with an official, original Hawaiian birth record. This law originated during Hawaii's territorial era beginning with births in 1911 and was most recently revised in 1982 to allow the Health Department's director to assume autonomous authority over the evaluation of applicants.

“The Health Department director has complete autonomy in determining whether a foreign applicant qualifies for an original birth record under Hawaii's administrative rules," added Crosby

"Essentially, this means that former Health Department director, Chiyome Fukino single-handedly determined the eligibility of Obama to be President of the U.S."

"Regardless," he continued, "They (newspaper editors) don’t even confirm 'native' birth status. The newspaper doesn’t care if the birth occurred in the local hospital. They don’t even print the address of the birth. They publish the address of the registrant, not the birth place. They merely published information provided to them directly and exclusively from the Department of Health in 1961, which means that any birth meeting the criteria of this law can be registered in Hawaii, and therefore is published in a newspaper announcement. Obama could have been born on Mars and it wouldn't matter to the DOH or the newspapers.”

“The birth location is mistakenly implied to be Hawaii by people because the address of the registrant is Hawaiian as it appears in this newspaper. I also found several birth records in Japan for birth's registered in Hawaii.”

A review of all the birth announcements in Hawaii in 1961 reveals other evidence suggesting a disconnect between the Department of Health and Hawaii’s hospitals.

First of all, as shown by Crosby, all the announcements show the parents as married and living at the same address.

“This is not merely a majority of the announcements, this is actually all of them. Every single one! Approximately 16,000 in all!” Crosby said.

He continued, “This is a significant indication that the newspapers actually do not investigate the information provided by the DOH (Department of Health). If they did, they would have seen that there are more than 1040 births recorded in Hawaii in 1961 in which the parents were not married and/or only the mother is recorded as the parent, yet the papers still publish Mr. and Mrs. ‘Whoever’ in the announcement because that is the information registered, not medically verified.”

If the DOH doesn’t include accurate information about the parents marital status for birth announcements, in all cases, what makes people conclude a native birth even though the DOH also omits accurate information about the location of the birth, as well? Crosby also discovered that the announcements are in a tale-tell order which exposes a shocking fact about Obama’s birth announcements.

"Also," says Crosby, "just an interesting little side-note, we have all been told that Obama's parents were married sometime in early 1961. There are thousands of marriage application announcements published in these newspapers between 1960 and 1962, which were also published from registration information provided by the same DOH vital records office as Hawaii's birth registration announcements. There is no marriage application announcement for Dunham and Obama Sr. anywhere in the volumes I've researched."

Crosby admittedly found that a marriage application registration was provided under different administrative rules in 1961 than those applied to information in birth announcements. A marriage is not a medical procedure like a live birth. However, he says that it fits the Obama "black out" theme that critical information about his parent's vague, fleeting relationship would also stem from the same suspicious vital records reporting municipality.

“Did anyone notice the birth announcements are not in any alphabetic order, or in order of birthdate?" asked Crosby, "This is because, in 1961, birth registration numbers were issued based on the location of the local Vital Records office in which the registration was recorded. The hospital does not assign these numbers, the DOH does. It appears that Obama’s birth was registered in an office not used by any of the hospitals' registration locations who only received medically verified "Live Birth" certificates from either Kapi'olani Medical Center, or Queen's Medical Center. These had access to a local registrar near those facilities,” said Crosby.

He continued, “It appears Obama’s birth was registered with the satellite office near his grandparent’s home some distance from the offices nearest to and most used by the hospitals, a location not commonly used by any medical facility. This particular office was commonly used by indigenous people of Hawaii wanting to record births of children outside of the city. This is why the U.S. Department of Health created the Certificate of Live Birth template in 1959 with a check box indicating whether or not the child was born in the city limits and if the residence of the mother was a farm or not. It appears Obama’s birth at least did not occur in the city of Honolulu and, at most, did not even occur in the state of Hawaii.”

In 1956, the National Vital Statistics Division of the U.S. Department of Health issued a revised template version of the “Certificate of Live Birth” form to be used by state municipalities to record and medically verify births. Since Hawaii had not yet become a state, these revisions to the template would not be used in Hawaii until 1959. Therefore, birth records created after 1959 were subject to demographic clarifications and metrics prescribed by the federal authority of the U.S. Department of Health, not the state of Hawaii.

“This also explains why Obama’s birth announcements appear in the succession of announcements where and when they do. His alleged “Certification of Live Birth” is not approved by any federal authority as an official source of demographic data or medical verification of his birth. It is merely a record of birth registration. Therefore, the order of printing of announcements in the local papers comes directly from the list which is ordered based on the birth registration office location, not the chronological or alphabetical order of the medically verified birth.”

Crosby says the difference between a "medically verified” live birth and a “birth registration” are significant. A live birth is witnessed by a doctor, a birth registration is simply recorded by administrative authority without witnessing the birth.

"Obama's birth registration announcement appears deeper in the column of the paper because his birth was not a medical certificate provided by a hospital like the births shown above his. Walk-in birth registrations are treated differently in the reporting process. They seem to get 'second billing' based on registration indexing," said Crosby

Crosby interviewed former U.S. Dept. of Health Vital Records administrator, Martin Hesch in order to gain understanding of the different procedures and authorities used to create vital records and public announcements in a medical verification process as opposed to merely registering a vital event with a municipal office.

“I think people want to believe a simple equation to this issue,” said Hesch, when asked why he thought so many people ignorantly believe what they are told about Obama’s records.

“Notice that none of the birth announcements published in Hawaii then show the address of the birth place. Why do you think that is?" Hesch asked rhetorically.

"Because the papers had no way of knowing in most cases...too many were born outside of Hawaii. That is why too many people wrongly think that a birth announcement in a local paper is somehow an automatic indication of a local birth. Unfortunately, they wrongly accept a locally appearing birth announcement as an indication of medically confirmed ‘local birth’ and that just simply is not the way it is in most cases in Hawaii in early part of its history. The media also wants Barack Obama’s natal circumstances and documentation to fit the traditional record model because it is too disturbing to them to think that they were so easily deceived… but we also now know they do not fit this model.”

Hesch went on to explain that there two primary authorities to consider when understanding vital records administration. First, you have the medical verification of a vital event, like a birth or death, which is established by a licensed medical professional. Then you have the administrative process implemented by the municipal authority which documents, records and files vital records for the purpose of reporting data to various federal agencies like the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health, the CDC, FEMA, etc.

“Birth events and deaths are unique because they require medical verification in the form of official original documentation attested by a medical authority, and, most importantly, the possession of that original documentation is maintained by the local authority,” says Hesch.

“However, a birth registration does not require the original presiding medical professional because, ironically, a state's Department of Health will be headed by a medical doctor who professional title affords surrogate authority in declaring a 'live' birth."

Aside from obvious complications that may occur during birth, medical verification for births are necessary because in some intances, when a baby is born alive for a only a brief period, or if the child is still-born, the attendant must be legally qualified to determine if the baby was alive or deceased at the moment of birth. If the baby was born alive, the DOH must file a "Certificate of Live Birth" and a "Death Certificate", signed by the same doctor. If the baby is still-born, a "Certificate of Live Birth" is not filed, only a "Death Certificate" is. This is significant for manner in which the birth is treated for natality data reporting by the DOH.

"A registration can occur anywhere in the U.S. because an administrative process such as that used in birth registrations (not medical verifications), marriages, divorces or amendments to vital records are presided over by legislative rule, not medical diagnostics," says Hesch.

"This means that they are not exclusive to some originating medical authority where the event occurred. That is not to say that a judge in a divorce case, for example, would not require a medical record in making legal decisions, it just means that the standards used to document administrative processes are far different than those used to document a medically verifiable vital event in the U.S.”

Hesch explained this is why it is possible to publish a birth announcement for a non-native birth. The announcements in the newspapers are the result of the registration records held by the administrative authority, not the records created by the medical authority bound by local geography. A "Certificate of Live Birth" is used by the child's doctor to originate a medical history file, a birth registration is merely used to initiate and reference report data with the federal U.S. Department of Health, National Vital Statistics Division.

“The birth announcement is automatically triggered by the creation of the registration through administrative process, when the municipal record is provided to the newspaper, not the creation of a medical verification record by a medical doctor or hospital,” he said.

“The birth can actually occur anywhere and if the announcement does not disclose the location, there is no way to know from just the public announcement whether the vital event is a local occurrence or not.”

Hesch’s explanation brings clarity to Obama’s birth announcements. Conclusively, Obama’s birth was registered in the state of Hawaii, but the announcements were not an indication that it was medically verified as occurring there.

“So, let me get this straight. People who think that Obama's birth announcements indicate a Hawaiian birth actually believe that the newspaper editors of the 1960’s received thousands of different notices from thousands of different doctors from multiple hospitals and villages throughout Hawaii, and then they organized them in some highly coordinated manner for publication in non-computerized publishing system?” asked Hesch, laughing incredulously.

"That is utterly ridiculous," he continued, “that is why the DOH pools this information and provided it for public announcements and why the newspapers accepted the information from the DOH without verifying the facts. The verification process would have been staggering and way too time intensive to meet deadlines.”

“If people would turn off the T.V. and just investigate this stuff for five minutes, they would feel stupid when they realize how simple and unimpressive the reality of it is,” he said.

In fact, the evidence shows that the original medical verification, in the form of what would be an original, 1961 federal U.S. Department of Health "Certificate of Live Birth" signed by an attending physician and attested by a hospital administrator, simply does not exist in a form or content which would promote Obama’s “natural born status”.

Hesch agreed that there is probably information in the original medical birth record, regardless of its origins, which undermines Obama’s identity as a politician and that is the reason why Obama is refusing to disclose it.

“Oh, sure, he is hiding something,” he said, “...that is a fact, and that is the only reason NOT to disclose it. Because, if the original medical record supported his current identity, he would be stupid to keep it hidden. It would only support him in that case.”

When asked his opinion about Obama’s case, Hesch said that is a certainty in his mind that Obama’s birth documentation was subjected to administrative processes or amendments which probably undermine his ability to be a natural born citizen, and that his medically verified natal records show information that the local vital records authority is able to conceal under the guise of identity protection.

“Of course, it’s ridiculous,” said Hesch, “the Secret Service is not required here. This is natal information about a birth which occurred 50 years ago, not a public appearance where the president is under some threat. The only reason to hide the original record is to protect something Obama doesn’t want people to know about him and how that information adversely impacts his ability to be president. It’s plain and simple to me.”

In the medical verification process, a registered professional of a federal board must document the circumstances and metrics of a birth. However, the administrative process used to the document the event for municipal purposes is not bound by medical requirements to accurately express those same circumstances because the vital records data is applied under different authoritative functions. Census reports, vital records reports and demographic data serve a different purpose than health report data. Hesch explained that the reasons for this level of administrative complexity comes from Hawaii’s historically plural culture where you have indigenous, native Oceanic, Asian and, of course, American peoples mixing in the population. Since Hawaii is unique in this and that it was a remote, detached territory prior to becoming a part of the U.S., it was necessary to “customize” much of their vital records processes in order to include all those who would be eligible for U.S. citizenry after the island nation became a state. This meant that including non-native births was necessary because the islands of Hawaii were so permeable to migration.

Therefore, it has now been confirmed by authorities in Hawaii and abroad that Obama’s birth announcements appeared in two local Hawaiian newspapers without the birth having been medically verified as occurring in Hawaii. The announcements are automatically triggered from information provided by the Department of Health, not the hospital. Therefore, since we already know that Hawaii's Health Department registered foreign births, the announcements would include births for these registrations as well, along with local birth registrations.

As a final statement to Bill O’reilly, Chris Matthews and the remaining ignorant slew of media hacks, we would like to say this:

Your failure to investigate these facts has undermined your profession and made you look pathetically wanton as journalists. If you would have taken just two more steps in your shallow observations, just one more level down into the actual truth, you have come to the same facts about Obama’s natal history as the internet community has. Instead, you chose to glance at the drive-by message and believe what some deceitful political animal told you about the matter.

Now, Obama has made you look like a fool.

Now please Explain why you belive everthing you hear on MSNBC" Mar 17, 13 9:01 PM

National Democrats Place Bishop On Fundraising Priority List For 2014

Elizabeth Warren Makes Case For $22/hr Minimum Wage LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

$22 an hour?...COOL! Then I can quit my job of responsibility requiring yearly certifications, and training, and become a greeter at Walmart!

" Mar 19, 13 2:44 PM

FAA Will Keep Gabreski Airport Control Tower Open


Did you see Mayor Bloomberg yesterday:

Government has right to ‘infringe on your freedom’ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights
This on the eve of this Reuters headline
CYPRUS TO SEIZE CITIZENS' CASH

Good old Socialism/Communism.....one small group of people mess up and the group as a whole suffers.

This is what happens when the statists get to much control.

.....coming soon to the United States....stay tuned." Mar 25, 13 9:48 AM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Sounds like you didn't read TCMs post very well." Mar 25, 13 5:03 PM

FAA Will Keep Gabreski Airport Control Tower Open

HEY Doc! he went that way
Whats UP Doc !" Mar 26, 13 9:19 PM

As spring break begins school children and Phil have yet another week of taxpayer paid vacation.

Across the country, thousands of students will travel to Washington, DC. The trips, funded by bake sales and other events throughout the year, will allow the students to take in Washington's historic landmarks.

One premier destination is off-limits this year, however. A few weeks ago, the obama Administration announced it was suspending public, self-guided tours of the White House as a result of the automatic sequester cuts that the administration proposed in 2011. While America's students stand outside the White House fence, the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, are enjoying spring break with friends at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas...

The principal reason the White House canceled public tours was to save money on Secret Service staff. The White House reported that suspending the tours would save $74,000. Other reports have put the savings at just $18,000 a week.

Whichever the true amount, the Secret Service detail necessary to protect the First Daughters on their spring break could have easily been used to keep the White House open to the rest of America's school children.

Truly Tasteless" Mar 28, 13 3:20 PM

Thank you Dan! That remark was horse shat and you know it. "we know why"

No Phil why don't you tell us. I deserve an apology for your raciest assumption. You are just like the rest of the MSNBC slanderous crowd.

Which of my words do you base such a wild accusation on ???

You should be ashamed of your tactics" Mar 28, 13 4:00 PM

Your failure is in realizing it does not have to be complex. Libertarian platform with the exception of a Strong national defense, Scrap the tax code for a Consumption tax, Let the 10th amendment do the rest." Apr 4, 13 10:51 PM

Talking about socialism did you see this outrage

MSNBC Ad: Kids Don't Belong To Their Parents, Kids Belong To Communities

In an promo spot, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry says:

"We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of “These are our children.” So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everyone’s responsibility and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments."

" Apr 9, 13 9:53 AM

you are celebrating the womans death? How nice of you" Apr 9, 13 8:19 PM

Looks to me like Obama is the greedy one WOW!

Budget: 41% Increase in Income Taxes

obama released his long-delayed budget blueprint. Arriving more than two months after the statutory deadline, the budget contains a mix of increased spending, higher taxes and very little real deficit reduction. The White House is quick to argue that the increased taxes fall only on the wealthy, by limiting deductions and credits. The budget document itself, however, shows personal incomes taxes soaring 41%, as a share of the economy, over the next decade.
" Apr 10, 13 4:48 PM

soaring 41%, as a share of the economy, over the next decade Buried deep on page 191 of obama's budget is a table showing tax collections as a share of the overall economy. Last year, personal income tax collections by the government equaled 7.3% of the economy. Under Obama's budget, however, income tax collections as a share of the economy would spike to 10.3% by 2023. This represents a 41% increase in just a decade.

In others words, the government will take 41% more out of personal income than it did last year. This isn't some "shared sacrifice" to whittle down the deficit or the overall debt, either. Even with the government taking so much more of the economy in taxes, spending will still outpace revenue collection.

" Apr 10, 13 4:49 PM

They are all very quiet as of late, I think the red ink boys feel a bit defeated" Apr 12, 13 8:16 AM

ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!
Democrats are Blocking Resolution to Honor Lady Thatcher
One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.
A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.
To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful. One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom? More likely the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

" Apr 12, 13 8:30 AM

BHO was practically frothing, he was so pissed. It was a beautiful display of temper.
It was glorious to watch on C-Span, Did anyone see Feinstein , I about wet my pants watching her seething and almost incapable of making sentences.
It's a great day in America.

I am sure this will not be the end of this war, but we have won this battle.
We will win the war, the left just doesn't know it yet. Proud to be an American

" Apr 17, 13 7:06 PM

It appears yet again that the progressives have struck out.... Auora Co (Had to be a tea-party member).... Gabby Giffords shooting (Had to be a tea-party member), Boston Bombings Qoute: Cenk Uyger and David Sirota of Al Jezeera run Current tv "Hope he is white and anti-government" You guys keeps praying that one of these events can be linked to the Tea Party that you claim is racists and Violent, but yet each time it is proven to be either a mentally unstable basment dwelling colloge age individual, or Muslim, It shows how utterly intolerant you idiots are that you keep looking for the conservative boogeyman to blame all of the world's ills on. But don't worry... no one will hold you accountable!

" Apr 19, 13 4:41 PM

Really how about this for starters, Can we get you on the record that Michael Moore is a complete azz at the very least
Michael Moore: 'Two Americans Bomb Boston Marathon ... RestOfWorldYouAreSafeNow"
Filmmaker Michael Moore has now sounded off on the ongoing situation surrounding suspected Boston Marathon bombers and Muslim terrorists Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan. Naturally, he blames America:
" Apr 19, 13 8:43 PM

Phil said, "I've passed both background checks and mental competency tests"

Too bad he cant get past the S.H.P ombudsman. He must have agreed with you Dan but all the red ink makes it hard to know for sure." Apr 23, 13 1:30 PM

B.F. Asked "Could he have been radicalized by going to school in Boston surrounded by America hating liberal teachers and professors"

Right on point! I think we all know the answer to that is a big YES!" Apr 23, 13 1:34 PM

TCM, It seems Mr z can name all the players from theaters of war from hundreds of years ago, but turns a blind eye to the events of today. The name you are looking for is Mohammad Atta. Anyone who watched that morning would know that." Apr 25, 13 6:45 PM


I hear people saying we don't need this war
But, I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
Well, after 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And we vowed to get the one’s behind bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Yeah, some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten?" Apr 25, 13 6:48 PM

“NYTimes Confirms: Massive Fraud at USDA in Pigford; Breitbart Vindicated,” blared the headline

Conservative bloggers cheered The New York Times on Friday for a 5,000-word investigative report dissecting abuse of a federal program to compensate farmers who had faced discrimination that writers on the right said vindicated the work of one of their icons — the late Andrew Breitbart.

“Today Andrew Breitbart is smiling, and probably amazed,” the Washington Examiner’s Byron York wrote on Twitter. “New York Times goes deep into Pigford scandal.”

" Apr 26, 13 8:19 PM

Pigford Was About Buying Votes

Even the New York Times has trouble getting Department of Justice officials to speak on record on the story. The Times says, "Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, who supervised the civil division and oversaw the handling of the cases, canceled an interview. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. also declined to comment."

This 2008 article from the San Francisco Chronicle profiles Tony West, who was then the California finance co-chair for the Obama campaign and is described as an "Obama power broker." West, a deep Obama campaign insider, oversaw the settlements for the Obama administration.

This is another indication that the Pigford scandal was about vote buying and elections for the politicians involved. Much of the original Pigford corruption traces to Arkansas. That was no accident but was at the behest of the man who was President when the first Pigford settlement was designed, Bill Clinton. From the Times:

" Apr 27, 13 9:29 AM

WOW everyone please take a moment and go over to Real Clear Politics, go to the video section and watch "Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams Jihad Mom: Lady, You Shouldn't Be Allowed Here" Wow does she nail it!

Hats off to you Jeanine you monologue should be repeated on every channel on TV for a week, WOW!" Apr 28, 13 5:58 PM

Read" Apr 28, 13 6:01 PM

Well I know what he was referring to. Your a progressive taker." May 5, 13 6:25 PM

You accuse locale republicans of Onanism, but on the contrary I see it as being proactive and useful, someone must educate the public on what the main stream media chooses to ignore so not to tarnish there boy!
Like how you can bet the farm that right now the media are looking at the results of the bombshell report Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News just dropped and are already coordinating a way to downplay, ignore, or discredit what looks to be a very serious White House scandal that almost certainly involves a cover up." May 6, 13 4:48 PM

Civil Rights Activist Bob Zellner Arrested In North Carolina For Protesting Voting Law

Who gave order to stand down? Who gave orders to relieve Gen Ham and the Admiral from thier Commands?

" May 8, 13 7:04 PM

All of that and he never bothered to even try to answer my question,

Who gave order to stand down? Who gave orders to relieve Gen Ham and the Admiral from their Commands?

" May 8, 13 9:41 PM

WOW, THIS THING IS GETTING BIG

JUST LIKE YOU SAID IT WOULD!

BENGHAZI GATE! is it time to start whispering the I word ?

" May 12, 13 10:09 AM

Here you go phil,

Senators Caught on Tape: "Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate"
By Darryl R. Isherwood | May 10th, 2013 - 4:27pm

Second Amendment rights advocates are fuming today over words from three Democratic state senators caught on tape after Thursday's hearing on the upper chamber's gun control package.

The three female senators, who sound from the recording to be Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Sen. Sandy Cunningham and Sen. Linda Greenstein, are heard discussing the just-closed hearing.

“We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate," said one of them.

Weinberg said she had no idea which one of them had said confiscate. The next voice, which is clearly Weinberg, said, “They want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys, but they don’t have any regulations to do it."

Next up was Cunningham: “They don’t care about the bad guys. All they want to do is have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.”
.

" May 13, 13 8:55 AM

Please, Everyone do not dignify this horse crap again. This patriotic good men and women of this site have done more then their share of rebuffing these false accusations.

The race card is predictable pulled by the left when they have been backed into a corner." May 13, 13 4:34 PM

Like I have said to both you and Mr Z and Dan in the past . A flat consummation tax would be very fair if done correctly. food and medicine would of coarse have to be exempt. after that the more you consume the more you pay. want to buy a yacht pay your 15 % and your done, it would eliminate the fear of being audited as a political weapon and the 15 % would be more than enough to run the country in a responsible manner." May 14, 13 10:44 PM

A simple VAT would eliminate the fear and anxiety associated with taxes, but only if done in place of any other federal tax. You could still have property tax for locale services. but that is it! The government must live within its means and stick to spending only what it has. NO MORE PRINTING and BORROWING!

Whats the matter Phil to simple for you.after what we saw this week it seems the right time to have this national discussion. I just hope now the media will give Rand Paul a chance to explain this to the people." May 14, 13 10:55 PM

Reagan warned us of an individual like obama 40 years ago. Those who understand what it means to lead and what it means to have an economy that is prosperous knew during Reagan as we know today government cannot spend its way to prosperity.

As Reagan stated years ago, government is the problem, not the solution.

“Do we still know the freedoms that the Founding Fathers had intended for us?”

Man could we use a man like that now.

" May 15, 13 7:49 AM

Talk about the press conveniently leaving something out,Guess there is only room for 3 scandals at a time.

Why the Pigford Fraud Must Be Exposed, Especially to the Youth
1 May 2013

For today’s American youth--the so-called “Entitlement Generation," with twisted attitudes towards hard work, success, proper compensation, and the relationship between the three--the Pigford fraud, with its handouts based on little to no evidence of discrimination or even being a farmer, is the last thing that is needed right now.
The Entitlement Generation, generally those currently aged 21 to 31, is criticized for expecting material rewards in the absence of earning them through hard work, feeling entitled to them--hence the cynical nickname. So when $50,000 checks are being handed out by the federal government to those claiming to have farmed or “attempted to farm” without any proof of doing so and without evidence of discrimination in lending practices, what message does this send? Especially to the youth?

" May 15, 13 6:06 PM

Talk about blowing it,

Democrats had control of BOTH Houses from 2006 to 2010. Infact the Denate was bullet proof until Brown was seated as a replacement for Kennedy.

Ya think MAYBE.... the priority should have been the economy and jobs, rather than stealing control of 16% of the GDP? With another ponzy scheme?
" May 16, 13 7:26 PM

Bachman Today,

“This is extremely troubling because the axiom is, the power to tax is the power to destroy,” she said. “And now with the implementation of Obamacare at hand, and knowing that it is the IRS that will be the enforcing mechanism for this new entitlement program, it’s very important and reasonable to ask if a person’s access to health care may be based upon their political or religious beliefs.”

She said questions like that “would’ve been considered out of bounds a week ago.”

“Today, these questions are considered more than reasonable for the American people,” she said.

Good looks and brains what a woman!" May 16, 13 7:34 PM

The ends don't justify the means - unless you're a power-grabbing Progressive out to change the world.

We're witnessing the rapid decline of American liberty and freedom because Americans no longer possess the moral and cultural values they once possessed.

Too many Americans are low-information voters simply looking for government hand-outs. This corrupt Administration simply reflects the quality of the electorate.

" May 18, 13 12:39 AM

He dose not need any help, He is doing a fine job all by himself.
" May 18, 13 10:41 PM

I am sorry but cant we all agree to judge each other on our accomplishments instead of what we may or may not look like. I feel most here do and it seems the ones still talking about racism are the bomb throwers on the left, get over it already." May 19, 13 8:46 PM

What I saw in the letter was, until we get to the bottom of this, do not give libereal media outlets something else to talk about, or nearly half of the public will here nothing of the investigations, becuase they will not cover it at all!

Smart if you ask me real Smart!" May 20, 13 4:15 PM

Listen both sides are in it together, I have not heard one member of congress stand up and say we should go to a fair tax to avoid this kind of mess in the future, not one?

We must take back this republic before its to late constitutionally. We must ignore the takers and unions and restore pride and liberty hard work and personal responsibility. Less Warren Buffet more Steve Forbes. Its really starting to feel like we are living an Ayn Rand Novel " May 20, 13 9:55 PM

That is good news, Thanks for the heads up. " May 21, 13 2:53 PM

And we can give you just as many quotes the other direction what does it prove?
You will never think differently because of your envious nature. ( and please don't scrub that it was not meant as an insult) it is just you seem to think government redistributing wealth is the only way. I having seen that kind of government first hand whole heartedly disagree. Dont you get it, It is the reason people risk there lives to come here and not Sweden or Cuba" May 21, 13 9:51 PM

Talk about fabracation head clown Lawrence O'Donnell at MSNBC had the balls to say that the GOP has fabracated an ignorance fueled war against IRS

" May 24, 13 3:48 PM

All you have is Robert Shrum ? lol Then we are definitely winning this battle

If Chris Mathews is the King fool and Larry O'Donnell head propagandist then Robert Shrum along with Eugene Roberts are their top yes men and David Corn the court Jester" May 24, 13 4:48 PM

The heresy of Fox News is not just that it criticizes the Obama administration or that it provides a platform for conservative opinion, but that it rejects the attempt to place Obama beyond politics and accountability. It refuses, in other words, to endorse the idea that Obama inhabits a unique category, beyond the obvious (and, for most governing purposes, meaningless) historic fact that he is the nation's first black president.

Democrats use race to defend Obama from criticism, but race is not what makes him special to the left. It is but one way in which he embodies an idea that existed long before him and will persist after he leaves office--namely, the Hegelian notion that the redistributionist state represents the fulfillment of history, that the noble intentions of the left make it morally superior, by default, regardless of their practical consequences.

Obama not only shares his party's belief in its moral superiority but also embodies it in his own person. His preference for the word "I" is but one symptom. In a recent, typical example, he told the media: "I've still got 60,000-plus troops in Afghanistan," as if those soldiers serve him personally and at his pleasure. The corollary: his critics must be motivated by personal hatred or bigotry, not any independent principles.

That conviction, in the Obama inner circle, is what likely justified the hostile treatment of Fox News, which led to the abusive investigation of reporter James Rosen and others. Unlike the Nixon administration, which was suffused with paranoia, the Obama White House suffers from an excess of self-regard. It is threatened less by opposition than by independence--and by the idea that we must be students of, not servants of, history.
" May 28, 13 2:53 PM

Well, the "journalists" among the establishment media felt that the 2nd Amendment had outlived its usefulness when they acted like cheerleaders for the current administration and helped promote the call for more "gun control".

As they sink under the weight and the hubris of Supream Leader's administration they so willingly supported, perhaps they will have to come to terms with the fact that the 1st Amendment has outlived its usefulness.
" May 28, 13 6:11 PM

Nationionwide Sequestration Cuts To Head Start Will Hit Home

Iran Candidate Jalili Says Women’s Rights Are as Mothers
Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili said his nation must defend the rights of women as mothers and resist the approach of Western nations where they are counted as anything more
“Women’s core identity lies in motherhood and her role should be defined within that framework, Jalili, who’s also Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator.
I would like to hear your opinion on this war on women seems the MSM likes to overlook how these animals treat there women, and the left in this country stay mostly silent about it ???" May 30, 13 11:40 AM

Your full of it, You don't care about children your the biggest proponent of infanticide on the blog. You just want the guns so the abuse of gov power can continue and equalize the wealth through you social programs with out the fear of liberty getting in the way. When half the country is not paying any taxes of coarse they are going to vote for "fundamentally changing the country and the redistribution of wealth and you want to make sure the 2nd amend.does not get in the way of your plan." May 30, 13 9:19 PM

Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 146%" May 31, 13 8:41 PM

I find the abuse of power deplorable. On CNN's State of the Union on Sunday. It came out that IRS employees were told by Washington to target Tea Party groups, Darrell Issa revealed new testimony from IRS employees according to transcribed excerpts released by the Committee, Cincinnati IRS employees made it clear they were told by Washington, D.C. personnel to give extra scrutiny to Tea Party groups:

" Jun 3, 13 9:04 AM

What lucky Democrat will Democrat Chris Christie appoint to Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat" Jun 3, 13 9:06 PM

Senator Ted Cruz
Mr. President, if your #1 priority is fixing the problem, let's abolish the #IRS and ensure it NEVER happens again!

“I think we ought to abolish the IRS and instead move to a simple flat tax where the average American can fill out taxes on postcard,” he explained in a Fox News interview over the weekend. “Put down how much you earn, put down a deduction for charitable contributions, home mortgage and how much you owe. It ought to be a simple one-page postcard, and take the agents, the bureaucracy out of Washington and limit the power of government.”

Cruz proposed a flat tax during the 2012 election, but he said he would keep a standard deduction for lower-income earners, as well as deductions for mortgage interest and charitable donations.

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has frequently called for the abolition of the IRS. He would have gone further than Cruz by also eliminating the income tax.
" Jun 4, 13 8:14 AM

We would have 5331 fewer posts to read" Jun 4, 13 8:15 AM

Joe welcome to the era of Bush-Obama,
A 16-year span of U.S. history that will be remembered for an unprecedented erosion of civil liberties and a disregard for transparency. After the war against a "terrorism" and its insidious fallout, the United States could have skipped the 2008 election, It made little difference.

Despite his clear and popular promises to the contrary, Obama has not shifted the balance between security and freedom to a more natural state. If anything, things have gotten worse.

Killing civilians and U.S. citizens via drone.

Seizing telephone records at the Associated Press in violation of Justice Department guidelines.

Accusing a respected Fox News reporter of engaging in a conspiracy to commit treason for doing his job.

Detaining terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, despite promises to end the ill-considered Bush policy.

Even the IRS scandal, while not a matter of foreign policy, strikes fear at the heart of growing concerns among Americans that their privacy is gone.

And now this: The Guardian newspaper reports that the National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of tens of millions of customers of one of the nation's largest phone companies, Verizon.

If the story is accurate, the action appears to be legal. The order was signed by a judge from a secret court that oversees domestic surveillance. It may also be necessary; U.S. intelligence needs every advantage it can get over the nation's enemies.

The aboveis chilling. / Rand Paul ?

" Jun 6, 13 12:09 PM

Joe, Dummy & Matthews were actually a day late.

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir is actually played the race card first 2 days ago with the IRS scandal. According to Bashir, those who raise legitimate concerns about the IRS’ treatment of conservative groups are racists who just want to get a “Black Man” out of the “White House”.

How predictable, Marching orders have been posted!

" Jun 7, 13 11:06 PM

Rand Paul: Obama Admin Needs "Remedial Education" About The Constitution
"I think it would be remedial education for those who are doing this. They need to go back and read the Constitution, read the Fourth Amendment, and understand that our records are private. You know, some of the court decisions have gone the wrong way," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said about the Obama administration's justification for surveillance of phone lines.

" Jun 7, 13 11:15 PM

Have to give Glenn Greenwald's decision to break a number of stories surrounding Obama's historic surveillance state points for consistency. This stuff infuriated Greenwald when Bush did it and he is just as infuriated today.
Can't say the same about for the rest of the media and Phil for that matter, Greenwald is recognizing among his left-wing media comrades. When it comes to a choice between principled consistency and circling the wagons to protect obama, we all know which way most of the media is going to swing:

" Jun 12, 13 3:06 PM

Toooo Funny , You got him to put down his bowl of pop corn during the Martin Bashir propaganda hour LOL" Jun 12, 13 4:33 PM

Bishop: Nation Missed Opportunity For Tighter Gun Regulations

I contributed this earlier today you pulled an obama and said nothing.

Have to give Glenn Greenwald's decision to break a number of stories surrounding Obama's historic surveillance state points for consistency. This stuff infuriated Greenwald when Bush did it and he is just as infuriated today.
Can't say the same about for the rest of the media and Phil for that matter, Greenwald is recognizing among his left-wing media comrades. When it comes to a choice between principled consistency and circling the wagons to protect obama, we all know which way most of the ...more media is going to swing:





" Jun 13, 13 12:28 AM

TCM contributed this and you buried your head deeper into the sand and told everyone you were watching Spongebob. Really funny you turned off the news channels when your chickens came home to roost. time to fall back on the race card.

"So another round of investigations loom. We now add this sordid situation in Benghazi, the IRS, spying on reporters, and the possible spying on calls and e-mails made by American citizens. What's next? Breaking into a Washington hotel?

It's clear the Obama administration is under siege with all these allegations. And the President himself must step up and stop the chaos.

Surely he knows what happened in Libya by now. So he should tell us who ordered Ambassador Rice to mislead the ...more world? Who denied protection to the Ambassador when he asked for it? And who gave the stand down order on September 11th?

Also, the President should have asked Attorney General Holder to resign last week. The top law enforcement officer in the country cannot sign off on a document calling a reporter like James Rosen a co-conspirator to a crime and a flight risk and still keep his job. Come onnnnn.

In addition, the President must explain in full the PRISM program. Is the federal government collecting the e-mails of Americans and storing them? Yes or no, Mr. President?

Finally, the President must order any IRS official involved in targeting conservatives to testify fully in front of Congress or resign. It is Barack Obama's obligation to run this country honestly. And to explain to the people complicated matters and serious allegations. Just saying he'll get to the bottom of things is not nearly enough. We need presidential leadership on these serious situations now.

If Mr. Obama does not clarify all of the controversies he'll go down in history as a scandal-ridden President who lost control of the office. There is no longer any doubt the federal government is deeply involved in situations that are harming the American people. And this must stop immediately.

The President and Congress cannot concentrate on serious issues like immigration reform, soft economy, Iran and the institution of national healthcare mandates with one scandal after another diverting everybody's attention. Time to stop the madness, Mr. President."





" Jun 13, 13 12:32 AM

Your right TCM it seems the progressives would rather side with sharia law then uphold the U.S. constitution and our Republic" Jun 14, 13 11:48 PM

Gee you think" Jun 21, 13 9:31 PM

Paul / Cruz 2016" Jun 21, 13 9:36 PM

Nice, Understood P Squelch on full , You got it Joe, August 1 it is.

Imagine that! Joe just gave us the greatest Independence day ever, a peaceful dummy free Summer. Thanks Joe!

Captain, B.F,Dnice,Cheif still need to check in on this." Jul 3, 13 11:32 PM

About the only place it is working D, Thank GOD for Texas!" Jul 3, 13 11:34 PM

BHO “has been unconstitutional in his circumventing of Congress and very successful in creating an imperial presidency”
BHO's latest legal end run around Congress, delaying enforcement of the employer health mandate has sparked more questions about whether he’s abusing his executive discretion under the Constitution.
The move announced late Tuesday was the latest in a string of decisions where our King has simply decided he can take matters into his own hands.
" Jul 5, 13 3:47 PM

How can we defund it I have not seen this , Please explain" Jul 6, 13 8:01 PM

A New York Times profile of Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s top aide, glosses over her family’s radical history, including ties to a top communist activist and to former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.


" Jul 6, 13 8:15 PM

High Hat and Mr Z you two must realize things are on the verge of falling apart for BHO

Watergate investigator Bob Woodward of the Washington Post compares Barack Obama to Richard Nixon. Members of Congress say it’s about time to consider it. Bill Clinton hints Obama’s constitutional violations make him eligible. And even Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has called for Obama’s impeachment.

a document is addressed to members of Congress, who have the responsibility to make sure government officials don’t go outside the bounds of the U.S. Constitution and to bring appropriate retribution when they do.

The petition cites a number of scandals in just the last few weeks and months.

Among them are the “lethal and prolonged terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and the subsequent ‘Watergate-era cover-up.’” And then there’s the big – and getting bigger – scandal involving the federal government’s use of the Internal Revenue Service to harass and attack “conservative groups.”

There’s also the spying and harassment of journalists and the Associated Press.

“Top constitutional attorneys from across the political spectrum now agree that Obama has committed certain specific offenses that unquestionably rise to the level of impeachable ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,” the petition explains.


" Jul 7, 13 11:40 PM

We shall see Mr hat we shall see" Jul 8, 13 10:14 AM

< --- pssst. tcm, remember" Jul 8, 13 5:46 PM

I wiil read it" Jul 9, 13 8:48 AM

Read them both very interesting in different ways for sure. have to go do some volunteer work I got talked into for the day :) see you all later" Jul 9, 13 12:09 PM

Immigration: From Making Their Way To Finding A Path

AP Still Referring to Zimmerman as 'White'

The lie and the label that is just too good for them to let go of !" Jul 16, 13 9:48 AM

you are correct in your assessment Captain" Jul 16, 13 11:44 PM

Media Fail: Only 34% Disagree with Zimmerman Verdict
17 Jul 2013,
This is a catastrophic failure for the media and left. After fifteen months of lies, race-baiting, manufacturing evidence, and shrill melodrama -- a Rasmussen poll released Wednesday shows that only 34% of Americans disagree with the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin." Jul 17, 13 7:55 PM

Niece: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Not Wear A Hoodie
Niece of the slain civil rights leader says we need to stop dividing ourselves by race.
July 17, 2013
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., rejected the now-viral image showing the late civil rights leader wearing a hoodie just like the one Travyon Martin wore the night of his death.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would not wear a hoodie,” she said. “I can assure you he would not wear sagging pants.”
Dr. King also said “There was a reasonable doubt in that case,” she said. “So the case went the ways of the laws of this land, but now we need to go further and look at the human heart.”

" Jul 17, 13 9:40 PM

Al Sharpton - "It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres... We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us." " Jul 19, 13 9:37 AM

<------- Pssst, don't do it Joe " Jul 22, 13 5:24 PM

Meet 'Carlos Danger': Weiner Confesses More Sexting, Asks New Yorkers for 'Another Chance'

Toooo Funny" Jul 23, 13 11:48 PM

'Carlos Danger' lol" Jul 23, 13 11:50 PM

Defund the economy killer called Obamacare!
BHOs approval rating is now at 41%. Stand up against this incompetent Socialist. The house has power of the purse. He may be the President, but in reality he is an immature, partisan, inexperienced politician, who was voted into office because of shady deals with unions bosses his skin color and the ability to give a good speech from a teleprompter. His campaign promises to minorities and gays and illegal aliens, combined with white liberal guilt put him into the office, and he has FAILED to accomplish anything except more division. " Jul 24, 13 12:01 AM

you know Dan, Like the way the gov. is hoarding the peoples ammo" Jul 25, 13 7:17 PM

Doug Curlee, a San Diego reporter, admits in a Monday editorial that "San Diego news media reporters, editors, producers and writers pretty much knew who and what Bob Filner is and has been." But except for talking about it over drinks, "we did nothing about it." Worst of all, Curlee claims that the rumors around Filner were "incessant," but no one bothered to confirm them, choosing instead to accept denials, Same ol story Joe" Jul 29, 13 9:56 PM

Joe you might want to check out a new book i just ordered,

The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome compellingly analyzes the government’s numerous failures and reports on the solutions that people all over the country are discovering. Between its covers, you will meet homeschoolers who have abandoned public schools; see inside private courtrooms that administer the law beyond government; encounter entrepreneurs developing everything from private currencies to shadow intelligence agencies rivaling the CIA; and learn about the remarkably peaceable enforcement of justice in the allegedly lawless Wild West.

As our outmoded twentieth-century government collapses under the weight of its own incompetence and inefficiency, Williamson points to the green shoots of the brave new world that is already being born. Leaving America? Richer, happier, and more secure!
(And maybe even union free !)

" Jul 29, 13 11:30 PM

ohhh SNAP, Thanks for playing" Jul 30, 13 10:09 PM

They should have had TCM Vet her he did better than CNN" Jul 30, 13 10:36 PM

almost as good as your avatar game, lol" Jul 31, 13 11:58 AM

I guess he will know what that means, lol" Aug 6, 13 5:27 PM

You did ask Garrison just a few simple questions all on topic, and they all went un answered, to me that says you made your points well and I personally thought you raised some bullet proof remarks. It only took like 500 comments into the thread to get you to spit them out. but never the less you nailed it. " Aug 6, 13 5:34 PM

Nothing new, He's been diminishing the presidency & embarrassing Americans for 4 1/2 years.The horrific thing is his blunders are not accidental but full of terrible purpose. To destroy what we all hold dear. This is what you get with someone who is put in place instead of earning it. We are the laughing stock of the entire world.
" Aug 7, 13 8:49 PM

ask yourself a question who is obstructionistic by nature? occupy of the tea party" Aug 8, 13 7:50 AM

Yes" Aug 8, 13 2:58 PM

How about the first black President rallying to the cause
of a defenseless 13 year old white kid? Why hasn't Obama mentioned this Black-on-White Hate-Crime caught on video? Why no condemnation of these 3 vicious Black kids (Lloyd Khemradj, Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight) - 15 year old drug dealers - who pummeled and stomped the living daylights out of a 13 year old white kid on a school bus, (the black bus driver did nothing)? Has 0prah spoken out about this race-based Hate-Crime? Where’s Big AL, Jesse Jackson?" Aug 9, 13 9:33 PM

Looks like you awakened Z@home, I know what you were trying to say TCM,

I also grow tired of hearing about Ira Renert and the Koch Brothers. Leave it alone already, Why is there so much envy on this site, it does feel just like a union meeting sometimes." Aug 19, 13 8:47 AM

CRUZ RELEASES BIRTH CERT

Why didnt Cruz didn't delay for months and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in deflection, delays, and distraction before releasing his ?" Aug 19, 13 8:53 AM

Ethics Panel Extends Bishop Probe

The United Parcel Services (UPS) announced it will drop 15,000 workers' spouses from medical insurance plans citing obamacare as a chief reason for the decision.
" Aug 22, 13 4:48 PM

People like Al Sharpton are the reason why you can't succeed in America. America used to be a place where hard work and fair play got you ahead. Today, it is where only cheap opportunists like Obama and Sharpton who use devious ways can succeed.
" Aug 25, 13 9:58 AM

TCM Said

"Bravo CNNs Don Lemon for finally being honest when he said "Black folks, you cannot say that you own no part in the ills that plague our communities beyond discrimination, and beyond profiling, more lives are being snuffed out daily in our communities when our kids are shooting each other. So tonight, no more excuses. I suggested five things some of the black community could use to fix some of our own problems. Dress appropriately. Stop using the "n" word. Respect where you live. Finish school. ...more And plan for a child or stop having them out of wedlock." Nice job sir I respect what you said. Does Phil? "

When will the Black Americans among us realize the enemy is not your white neighbor the enemy is the race baiter's

When will all Americans see black liberation theology is the scam of division orchestrated by people like sharpton and radical Islam they think they can divide and conquer, Wake up" Aug 26, 13 2:07 AM

Just get a job or maybe two and put in your dues, Stop the Social justice B S

Know one is falling for that garbage anymore!

WE HAVE A $17,000,000,000,000 DEBT!

STOP THINKING OF ONLY YOURSELF! NO MORE ENTITLEMENTS !" Aug 26, 13 2:14 AM

Cruz vs. Biden

Quinnipiac

Cruz 45, Biden 39 Cruz +6 " Aug 27, 13 12:36 AM

Tim Bishop Weighs In On Possible U.S. Military Strike Against Syria

HHS There is a 17 TRILL $ debt and your still singing the same old more Quantitative easing BS,

Who is the extremist Joe or you

And Phil let the Blue hats sort it out, It does not concern us has a nation. We just got out of the middle East and you want to go back in ? with what Obamas gutted military? Maybe some more of HHS's printed Money ?

Trumka wont like it a bit the ink is not even dry and your spending good pension money on tanks" Sep 6, 13 12:28 PM

John McCain is an ass, Happy" Sep 6, 13 1:10 PM

What will HHS, Phil , Z and PBR say if it comes out that Assad wasn't responsible for this terrible atrocity but it was the rebels, it will seem that obama's plan to attack Assad, stems from his intention of backing al Qaida and the Muslim brotherhood; exactly as he does with all of the Arab countries, one after another.
" Sep 7, 13 11:31 PM

Jimmy Carter must be smiling: Another president has finally broken the record he had held for the worst rate of participation in the job market by American workers in modern times.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Friday job numbers show the nation’s “labor force participation rate” — i.e., the percentage of Americans over 16 who have jobs, or are looking for one — dipped to 63.2 percent.

That beats the sad record of 63.4 percent set in 1978, a harbinger of the Carter-era stagflation and malaise to come.

" Sep 7, 13 11:34 PM

lolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll" Sep 8, 13 11:13 AM

Most of them are busy over at TMZ,


“I think it’s me and a few others, but yeah, [I dumped Taylor Swift]."

--Joe Jonas to Joan Rivers on -- gasp! -- having the stones to dump Taylor Swift via text message. It's apparently confirmed that it literally happened, guys, and not only that, but Joe went a step further and threw in "and a few others" as a backhanded insult for good measure,
" Sep 8, 13 11:18 AM

President Obama Job Approval
USA Today/Pew Research

Approve 43
Disapprove 52

Disapprove +9.0
" Sep 9, 13 10:14 PM

Why is this is being ignored in the press

The village of Maaloula has been taken over by Syrian rebels associated with al Qaeda, who have stormed the Christian center and offered local Christians a choice: conversion or death. A resident of the town said the rebels shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they moved through the village, and proceeded to assault Christian homes and churches.


“They shot and killed people,” he said. “I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village. Where is President Obama to see what has befallen us?” Another witness stated, “I saw the militants grabbing five villagers and threatening them and saying, ‘Either you convert to Islam, or you will be beheaded.’”

These are the people we will be helping if we strike Syria? Phil, Just Who is it you support ? Speak up, someone, anyone, from this administration.
" Sep 9, 13 10:21 PM

your welcome" Sep 11, 13 5:44 PM

Sag Harbor Village Website Hacked By 'Web-Soldiers'

As of 12:35 PM EST on Wednesday, September 11, the much-ballyhooed Million Muslim March on the National Mall had a grand total of 25 attendees – including Professor Cornel West" Sep 11, 13 5:44 PM

Tim Bishop Weighs In On Possible U.S. Military Strike Against Syria

This can't be for real
Attorney General Eric Holder and IRS officials advised black ministers on how to engage in political activity during the 2012 election without violating their tax-exempt status.
" Sep 13, 13 10:53 PM

and i am reasonably sure you are the same person" Sep 13, 13 10:54 PM

Today, surounded by union workers BHO said Americans benefited from this administration's economic policies. then says his administration has laid a "new foundation" for a stronger economy. But then admits the benefits are not being felt by many middle class Americans ???
This from a lawyer who sued CITIBANK, to force loans to people who could not afford the loans. How does paying people to work in the short term, Create long term jobs, Especially with Obama Care forcing employers to cut hours to part time or go bust." Sep 16, 13 9:20 PM

OopZeee, "Three weapons were found on Mr. Alexis: an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a semiautomatic pistol."
By Mr. Z (4880), North Sea on Sep 17, 13 8:36 AM


" Sep 17, 13 5:34 PM

I want the folks flipping my Big Macs to make at least 25 bucks an hour with a medical and retirement package and the month of Aug. off. I also want an EPA approved restaurant exhaust venting system that removes all the CO2 from the atmosphere. all the beef is to be grass fed with no steroids. And I want the Big Mac to be on the dollar meal menu, I also want an Iphone charging station at each table, a free electric hook up for my car and a copy of Das Kapital on each condiment station. Oh, and I want it all for free. Food is a basic human right! Why should I have to pay for it!?!" Sep 17, 13 6:16 PM

Obama declared in a speech today.

"Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the nation's debt"

Really?

If you do not want to increase the debt, then there is absolutely no reason to raise the debt ceiling

Raising the debt ceiling, does not Increase our debt,

Though It Has 'Over 100 Times !

Its not obama himself that we hate just being lied to!" Sep 19, 13 7:13 AM

Actually the story was broke by Michael Calderone the Senior media reporter for The Huffington Post. He previously covered media and politics for Politico, the New York Observer.

And I agree Embarrassing " Sep 19, 13 1:29 PM

Hampton Bays Vigil Calls For Renewed Push For Immigration Reform

I'm not the one who applauds attacking the poor, minorities and others who suffer because of republican indifference.

By philathome (6230),

I am poor, I waited in line, I learned English and I am a libertarian. We do you assume and stereotype so much Mr Phil ?
Why should these people jump in front of everyone ? Why should I now have to pay for services they want to obtain illegally ? take it from me if you went to me country illegally you would not get food stamps you would get hand cuffed!

" Sep 23, 13 6:48 PM

ObamaCare To Be Explained At Sag Harbor Chamber Event

apparently he did not get it Joe, it does not surprise me he is a broken record, a cheerleader for socialism.and trust me i know what it looks like i lived it for 26 years" Sep 23, 13 7:33 PM

Americans Turn on Washington, 68% Say Wrong Track in Poll

As the U.S. heads toward a potential government shutdown or default, the public is more alienated from Washington than at any time since the aftermath of the 2011 downgrade of the nation’s credit rating.

President Barack Obama’s 47 percent favorability rating and the 34 percent positive reading for Republicans are the worst ever for both in the Bloomberg National Poll, which began in 2009. The 44 percent approval rating of the Democratic Party is at a two-year low.

" Sep 25, 13 7:44 AM

"The recovery is slow because"
By philathome (6267), Southampton on Sep 25, 13 6:06 PM

Because, because, because, I think Dans point was that you admitted it, You admitted that after 5 years in office "The recovery is slow "

Then you attempt to qualify why it is so horrible, lol

Fact is Obama squandered his first 2 years in office,

Phil has stated that he cannot get anything done because of the Republicans in Congress, even though Democrats had complete control the U.S. Senate for his first two years with Harry Reid the mental patient in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House.come on now Phil we all remember, when Obama took office, he held filibuster-proof Democrat majorities in both houses of Congress and a free rein to do whatever he wanted. " Sep 25, 13 7:42 PM

Obama promised to be transparent, cut the federal deficit and be the President of red states and blue states – instead he has spent more than any other U.S. president in history, has been a mean spirited divider of the population pitting one group against another and setting the Nation back wards.The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two (Post 9 -11) terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up a whopping $ 8 trillion since Obama took office. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what is going on here.
By Undocumented Democrat (350), southampton on Sep 25, 13 7:42 PM
" Sep 26, 13 3:58 PM

The time for dealing with Iran has passed, When the people of Iran rose up against their murderous government in 2009, President Barack Obama offered the Iranian people no words of comfort and no military support.He just let them die in the streets, It would have been the time for Israel and the United States to take out Iran’s terrorist supporting and nuclear weapons building government, but Obama did not make it happen and the people will never trust in us again." Sep 28, 13 9:46 AM

Most popular question at healthcare.gov: How to get exemption from lack-of-coverage penalty fee?
" Sep 30, 13 1:47 PM

CNNs BANFIELD: You passed a bill back to the Senate saying defund Obamacare.

ROHRABACHER: This is the same thing we're putting up with with the Senate. We offer a compromise. They won't even talk to us about it. You won't even talk to us about it. Whose bidding are you doing? We have offered the compromise. We don't like Obamacare, they like it, we have reached out half-way to them, put on the table a proposal, passed a resolution to keep the government going. They opposed the resolution to keep the government going and now say, "There's no negotiations. We get it all or you get nothing." And you're blaming us for the shutdown of the government?


" Sep 30, 13 6:54 PM

Congressman Tim Bishop: Government Shutdown Was Avoidable, A Matter Of Politics

MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo ran into difficulties as she tried to sign up for the newly launched health-care exchanges on Tuesday. After getting an error message on the website, she called the help line twice, but wasn’t able to reach a navigator on the other end. Instead, she was put on hold for 35 minutes.

“If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted,” Schiavocampo said before she gave up.

The exchanges, which went online Tuesday morning, have been riddled with technical difficulties in states across the country. The administration has said that the glitches consumers are encountering will be ironed out by Tuesday afternoon
" Oct 1, 13 9:33 PM

world economy? Do you say these ridiculously un patriotic things just to antagonize?

This should make a creep like you happy.


US government shutdown: Barack Obama is presiding over the end of America's superpower status

By Con Coughlin World Last updated: October 1st, 2013

1930 Comments Comment on this article

For a country that is supposed to be the most powerful in the world, the fact that Americans have today woken up to find large swathes of their nation closed for business is humiliating.

Thanks to President Barack Obama obduracy over his flagship healthcare policy, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach agreement in Congress on the federal budget, forcing the US Government to close down for the first time in 17 years, with around 700,000 federal workers being placed on indefinite leave.

While the White House insists that essential areas of the government, such as the military, will continue to function, the shut down represents yet a further blow to the prestige of the Obama administration at a time when it is still reeling from its inept handling of the recent Syrian crisis.

There was a time not so long ago when the world looked to America for both political and economic leadership. But now that can no longer be taken for granted thanks to Mr Obama's inability to provide decisive leadership on either front.

" Oct 1, 13 10:51 PM

Harry Reid: Forget Constituents, We Serve the Government, WOW Really ?

Somehow, I'm thinking many of Harry Reid's constituents may have a different impression as to what his responsibility is actually supposed to be.
Some may even have thought he's in Washington to serve and support them, not his political party and the federal government. They'd be wrong.
" Oct 2, 13 8:56 AM

Plunge: MSNBC Ratings in Free Fall
Sept 29, 2013

Unabashed, sneering, surreal lefty propaganda isn't selling. America's least-watched "major" cable "news" network has continued its ratings slide this summer, falling off a cliff within the key 25-54 demographic. I put "news" in scare quotes because MSNBC is not a news outfit, by its own president's admission ( " MSNBC isn't really into breaking news, We’re not the place for that,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin told the New York Times last week. “Our brand is not that.”,

It's like Griffin is saying 'when disasters break out, go somewhere else, he said. When you want to hear cherry picked pundants blamed Republicans, then turn to MSNBC.

According to empirical independent studies. The network's numbers are way down across the board and have sustained especially dramatic erosion during the key primetime hours:

MSNBC's flagship program, The Rachel Maddow Show has hemorrhaged nearly half of its viewers over the past year. On average, the network attracted a measly 173,000 primetime viewers within 'the demo' this month. Things have gotten bad enough that MSNBC executives have decided to restore Ed Schultz to weeknights at 5pm ET, supplanting the first run of Chris Matthews' Hardball. Schultz -- a failed conservative radio host -- is the angriest, yelliest host in the network, and was banished to weekends this past spring. Now he's back to save the day. Ranting about how Republicans "want to see you dead!" is evidently more appealing to MSNBC's sophisticated audience than the musings of a more cerebral host like Chris Hayes, who replaced Schultz in the 8pm hour." Oct 2, 13 1:14 PM

Joe, Did you hear Mark today it was very moving

Mark Levin: If You Lay One Hand On WWII Vets, I'll Bring Half A Million People There!
MARK LEVIN: I'm going to tell you folks something. I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration -- you lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial, I'll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?

I'm sitting here stewing thinking about this. Playing these damn games? You will ignite a movement in this country like you've never seen before. The biker patriot army, veterans from all over the country -- every single war and battle in this country. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever.

I'll be damned if one president, with his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office, with his smirk on his face, looking at his golf cart. I'll be damned if this president or anybody else is going to shutdown that World War II memorial. Period.

These men are in their 80s and 90s. So let me repeat. You lay one hand on one of those men and arrest them for going to their memorial, which they fought for, which was not paid by you, damn it. It was paid by the American people.

We will come out of every town and city in this nation. We will come out of every county and both coasts, both borders, and we will march on Washington against your tyranny. You've been warned. You have been warned.

Oh, shut down the government. Shove it! Stop playing games with the American people. You know, we're not all losers. We're not all on the public dole. We're not all enthralled with Obama and the cult of personality.

We are tired of you blowing our money in a thousand different directions and then telling us you don't have enough.And we are tired of you destroying our nation!

You treat us with disrespect, You treat the founders of this great nation with disrespect, You defy and evade the rule of law and the constitution, While you demand that we comply with your policy's!

Obamacare! Like this is Venezuela or Cuba or Nicaragua or Eastern Europe in the good old days, we are naming laws after the Emperor now,

Obamacare! and he likes it.

Since when the hell dose the IRS get to know about our medical records ? Who the hell agreed to that.

Unleashing there massive bureaucracy against us, and we have not even done anything wrong, Law abiding honorable honest American citizens , Constantly trying to turn us against each other , constantly to put us in racial groups and ethnic groups and sexual groups and age groups and income groups!

We are Americans Dam It ! Stop trying to divide us ! " Oct 3, 13 9:25 PM

I guess you didnt see Dans takeaway of the day

TAKEAWAY OF THE DAY: A CBS poll shows that 76% of the American people want Obama to negotiate with the GOP -- something he is refusing to do. The media are collectively covering this poll up, including CBS News. But the media forget that there is a world outside of Morning Joe and that pretending this poll doesn't exist will not make it go away.

" Oct 3, 13 9:56 PM

Go read the blogs out there, the gig is up. People are finally on to this scam. Its falling apart piece by piece, The only ones happy are the Hipsters the Losers and the Illegals. The debt will continue to rise and the middle class will continue to get there hours reduced to 29 a week. We are in the beginning of another free fall, Hang on" Oct 4, 13 7:40 PM


Obamacare Website Closed for Repairs This Weekend

Like a flaming Chevy Volt brought back to the shop for repairs, the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange website has now been recalled. The application part of the site, healthcare.gov, will be taken down during off-hours over the weekend, and will be unavailable for public use – which does not truly differentiate it from its current status.
" Oct 4, 13 10:26 PM

Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was "closed" due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban. Of access to an ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.

This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government's ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away for it.

At least that Memorial is an actual structure, with some kind of perimeter that can be fenced off. Florida Bay is the ocean. How, pray tell, do you "close" 1,100 square miles of ocean? Why would one even need to do so?

Apparently, according to an anonymous Park Service ranger, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

" Oct 5, 13 11:05 AM

Why would the Obama administration erect physical barriers and rope off the area with caution tape most commonly found at crime scenes?

Common sense gives us an answer: to make WWII veterans and other visitors feel pain from the government shutdown.

You see, every day Honor Flights bring WWII veterans and their families from all over the country to the WWII Memorial. Most of these veterans would never be able to see their memorial otherwise, and most – because of their age – will never see it again.

They get one chance to see the memorial erected in their honor, and this week, President Obama sought to take it away. By blockading the monument, Obama sought to deny these heroes their one chance to see the nation they defended say thank you.

This is not a pointless cruelty. By trying to keep WWII veterans out, Obama meant to inflict pain on them, pain that he hoped would turn into anger and resentment that would then be channeled at House Republicans and Tea Party conservatives whom Obama would like to blame for the shutdown.

He hoped these vets wouldn't learn the truth that House Republicans have passed a bill to keep national parks and monuments open and that it’s Obama’s Senate ally, “Shutdown” Harry Reid (D-NV) that is blocking those very bills.

This insult is a national disgrace. To think that the very heroes who stormed Omaha beach or the shores of Iwo Jima would in their twilight years be blockaded from their memorial – by their own government – is sickening.

" Oct 5, 13 11:11 AM

NOW

NYT reporter: Obama admin “most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”
posted at 1:01 pm on October 5, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

THEN ???


Transparency and Open Government
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.

Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset. My Administration will take appropriate action, consistent with law and policy, to disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use. Executive departments and agencies should harness new technologies to put information about their operations and decisions online and readily available to the public. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public feedback to identify information of greatest use to the public.

Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances the Government's effectiveness and improves the quality of its decisions. Knowledge is widely dispersed in society, and public officials benefit from having access to that dispersed knowledge. Executive departments and agencies should offer Americans increased opportunities to participate in policymaking and to provide their Government with the benefits of their collective expertise and information. Executive departments and agencies should also solicit public input on how we can increase and improve opportunities for public participation in Government.

Government should be collaborative. Collaboration actively engages Americans in the work of their Government. Executive departments and agencies should use innovative tools, methods, and systems to cooperateamong themselves, across all levels of Government, and with nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals in the private sector. Executive departments and agencies should solicit public feedback to assess and improve their level of collaboration and to identify new opportunities for cooperation.

I direct the Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General Services, to coordinate the development by appropriate executive departments and agencies, within 120 days, of recommendations for an Open Government Directive, to be issued by the Director of OMB, that instructs executive departments and agencies to take specific actions implementing the principles set forth in this memorandum. The independent agencies should comply with the Open Government Directive.

This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

This memorandum shall be published in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA
" Oct 6, 13 11:44 AM

It is not some much that z@home posts at the same times that is telling.

Its how they/he don't post at the same time, That I find to be,

shall we say interesting" Oct 6, 13 11:59 AM

Bishop Signs Letter To Speaker Calling For Vote To End Shutdown

Wow she got you! The little lady with a slam ka dunka ,

Erin said, "i for one would like to hear your definition of a nazi? because i perceive a nazi to be for a centralized government held together by terror. and wouldn't fdr be the father of your movement in which power is also centralized in a federal government.

and isn't your opposition on this thread for a de centralized government since they favor the 10th amendment protected by the 2nd ?

but what do i know i guess ~giggle~ "

Phil said "Crickets"" Oct 7, 13 7:57 AM

Don't worry Erin, Everyone can see he did not answer your very "smart " question. I say you backed him into a corner , Well played.


Don't let him goat you" Oct 8, 13 7:23 PM

Radicals Portraits of a Destrutive Passion

Brilant book a must read for everyone on this site
It is an irony of the human condition, David Horowitz points out in this trenchant work, that efforts by radical progressives to make the world "a better place" have been the chief source of human suffering and justification of mass murder. But his triumph in Radicals is to focus not on abstract ideology of radicalism but on the individuals who have embraced it, and to show how it has deformed their thoughts and also their individual lives.

Among those profiled in Radicals:
•The witty and brilliant, if self-destructive, Christopher Hitchens, a friend who had second thoughts but couldn't break with his radical faith.
•Bettina Aptheker, whose troubled life illustrates the totalitarian dimensions of radical feminism.
•Cornel West, a celebrity academic whose preposterous success is a reflection on the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the liberal culture.
•Saul Alinsky, the radical mentor of the most successful leftist politicians of our time, from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama.

"Incisive in its critique, and alternatively moving and devastating in its portraits, Radicals lays bare the roots of radicalism, explains how it is abetted by liberalism, and shows how "progressives" have produced un paralleled personal and political disasters.

"David Horowitz knows more about the Left than anyone in America."
-Senator Jon Kyl


"David Horowitz is one of America's most important and interesting thinkers."
-Bernard Goldberg, author of Bias


"The most brilliant political mind in America."
-Dennis Miller, author of The Rant Zone


"David Horowitz is a national treasure."
-Roger Kimball, author of The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America


"David Horowitz is so powerful a polemist that it is often forgotten how beautifully he writes."
-Norman Podhoretz, author of Why Are Jews Liberals?


"I have admired David Horowitz for decades. He has taught me many important lessons. But never have I been so moved by his writing as I am by this brief and profound book."
-Dennis Prager, author of Still the Best Hope


" Oct 8, 13 7:50 PM

No sir, Please do not forget I was not born in this country, I waited in line and became a citizen in 1996 when i was 30 years old. I am very proud of my learning a second language.
Now let me ask you a question that I am sure you will evade in some manner. How is it you make fun of my little mistake yet you give a pass to an American born person such as local 84 who IMO sounds illiterate most of the time? is it because I am a libertarian who does not agree with your socialist view points? and he is your political "brother" ?" Oct 9, 13 12:15 AM

Everybody in Cleveland, low minorities, got Obama phone. Keep Obama in president, you know. He gave us a phone, he gonna do more.”

“You sign up! you on food stamps, you on social security, you gotta low income, you disability…”

“Romney, he sucks! Bad.”

" Oct 10, 13 1:23 AM

I say mine went up $ 425 over the last year so yours could go down $ 900 no magic trick in that. Just redistribution, and you and Phil love it.

thats what I say, I have more to say but I would not get far in this room." Oct 10, 13 8:13 PM

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama... " Oct 13, 13 12:13 AM

Federal Shutdown Hurts Shinnecocks, Threatens Brookhaven Lab

So no Barrycades for illegals but Vets get SWAT team, natl guard, police, armored vehicles WTF" Oct 13, 13 7:18 PM

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