Now It’s Your Turn – Fight Back America

Posted on September 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

After watching Glenn Beck’s “Mom’s” show,  feel as though people all over this great country of ours are becoming aware of the perils that face us. I feel as though people all over this great country of ours are becoming aware of the perils that face us. I now feel hopeful because the majority refuses to stay silent any longer. WE SURROUND THEM! An overwhelming majority of citizens, particularly those who pay attention and make it their obligation to find out what is actually happening in our country, are beginning to speak out. The forces wanting to rip our country apart, to take our freedoms so long fought for, have intimidated us into silence for too long. We The People are breaking free from the mind control imposed on us by “political correctness”. “Political correctness” is nothing more than a euphemism for CHAINS – not change. It is the whip they use to keep us in our cage. The American citizenry have begun to break those chains and will no longer be held to their standard of freedom.
 
 I could not watch Glenn’s show last night, but had to watch this morning. Our Dear Leader felt compelled to arrive late for his UN daily dose of “change” speech making sure he started just after 5PM. In my humble opinion, it was another of his immature swipes at his opposition. You know, when criticism does not appear to work, when union bosses can not intimidate and when television remotes are a constitutional right, then just preempt the leading television show of your opposition. Force yourself upon the masses, whether they want to listen or not. This may be why his FCC head and Czar are trying to remove free speech from our airwaves and internet. When you can’t control the message, control the airwaves – reminds me of countries such as Venezuela and others around the world where the government owns the conversation. But I digress.
 
I was surprised and delighted to see these average Moms speak of how the United Nations are seeking, and succeeding, from taking our country from us. I was surprised and delighted to hear them speak of the unconstitutional monetary policy now in play and how they fear our US dollar may be out of existence within five years, replaced by an international currency. I was happy to hear they know of the UN holding our children’s education hostage, with the help of the teacher’s union and others. They all know. They are aware of assault facing us as citizens.
Many said they had felt alone before Glenn’s 9/12 Project show compelling people to ban together. Now they know, they are NOT alone.
 
Glenn Beck always admonishes us that he “is not our voice” and that “we need to find our own voice”. Of course, we know we have a voice, but he is the one with the microphone. For that we are grateful. Someone with access to millions is speaking up. This encourages others to speak up.
 
To that accord, along with my suggestions in yesterday’s column, allow me suggest ways in which we can speak up. Yesterday I asked if everyone would send out a daily email or letter or make a daily call to local, state and federal government officials. Today I am asking you
to bombard your local papers, and the national papers, with letters to the editor. Today I am asking you attend your local and state government meetings. If you can not attend, acquire a transcript. CHANGE TRICKLES UP, not down. Fight at all levels of government. Support state sovereignty bills now pending in most states. If your state does not have one in legislation now, force them to. Do not let the bill languish in committee, as it is doing in so many states. Apply pressure.
 
Call in to not just conservative shows, but those with the fortitude to do so should call Liberal talk shows, write to liberal editors and confront liberal progressive friends with the truth of what they are doing. Make them think! They are so used to singing the “collective” song they forget how to think for themselves. Many belong to unions who are used to bullying them into voting a certain way. Many do not realize their voices have been co-opted by a ventriloquist called progressivism.
 
Our opposition is very vocal and counts on us to be quiet. Disappoint them, please. Our opposition is organized and counts on us to be an unorganized mass of separate voices. Let us learn to team up, to work together, and to at first, shout them down, then to shut them down all together.
 
There are many, many more of us. Do not be afraid. Use your real name. Wear a button. Get a bumper sticker. Tattoo it on your forehead if you have to.  Do NOT remain in the shadow. That is of vital importance. Do NOT allow them to keep you “in the closet” as some of the Moms said on Glenn Beck’s show.
 
WE ARE THE MAJORITY. By working together it is not necessary that you give up your own voice. We must all work together by working separately. Influence those around you, not only by teaching them what is really happening, but by compelling them to use their voice to speak out against it.
 
I know in my heart most Americans are not on board with turning our country over to the United Nations. I know in my heart most Americans cherish their freedom. I know in my heart most Americans want to be free.
 
They are trying to turn this into a debate on race, a debate on capitalism and greed versus sharing. It is none of those. It is America versus One World Order. Plain and simple. To think otherwise is to not see the big picture, I’m afraid.
If this little girl can speak out, I know you can!
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Now That You Know, Who Do You Tell?

Posted on September 22, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recently published a large list of tools for citizen watchdogs hoping to aid those who wish to join the growing multitudes of citizens who wish to stamp out government corruption. If you did not see the list, you may access at : http://tinyurl.com/m33mtw
 
That’s all well and good, but.. what do you do if you find something “fishy”? Without a flashy website like flag@whitehouse.gov (now defunct) to report it to, what should you do with the information.
 
There are several columnists that will act as loudspeakers for you. Michelle Malkin (http://michellemalkin.com/), Glenn Beck (www.glennbeck.com ), Andrew Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/), World Net Daily (http://www.wnd.com/) and
many more. I would not necessarily trust your local paper, but use your judgment on local issues. For national issues you need to contact someone who could actually do something about it. I certainly would not trust any network affiliates at this point, either. There are also sites like Newsbusters http://www.newsbusters.org/ and Media Research Center http://www.mrc.org/public/default.aspx.
 
You can also report directly to the following people:
 
Federal Inspector(s) General can be reached at : http://www.ignet.gov/igs/homepage1.html#a They are listed alphabetically by Division. Each has a hotline number and some have websites of their own. You may be interested to know there are several that investigate subject’s dear to any watchdogs heart. Namely:
 
 
    * Corp for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps, National Civilian Community Corp, VISTA, etc)  http://www.cncsig.gov/ Hotline Number: (800) 452-8210
 
    * Dept of Education Hotline Email: oighotline@ed.gov or Hotline Website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html?src=rt
 
    * Election Assistance Commission http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig  Hotline Number: (866) 552-0004  or http://www.eac.gov/eac_ig/report-to-ig/anonymous-    report
 
    * Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/fecig/fecig.shtml Hotline Number: (202) 694-1015 (collect calls accepted)
 
    * Dept of Energy Website: http://www.ig.energy.gov/ email:ighotline@hq.doe.gov Hotline Number(s): (800) 541-1625 or (202) 586-4073
 
    * Federal Housing Finance Agency Hotline Number(s): (202) 408-2900 or (800) 276-8329
 
    * Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) http://www.fincen.gov/mortgage_fraud.html
 
    * Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Fraud Information – www.stopmortgagefraud.com
 
    * Federal Trade Commission http://www.ftc.gov/oig/contactus.shtm Hotline Number: (202) 326-2581
 
    * General Services Administration: http://oig.gsa.gov/index.htm?CFID=111797&CFTOKEN=96972035 Hotline Number: (800) 424-5210; (202) 501-1780 or http://oig.gsa.gov/form.htm
 
    * Dept of Labor http://www.oig.dol.gov/ (includes racketeering and organized crime) Hotline Number: (800) 347-3756; (202) 693-6999 or  http://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#olrfi or tp://www.oig.dol.gov/contact.htm#hotline
   
    * Dept of Veterans Affairs Hotline Number: (800) 488-8244; email: vaoighotline@mail.va.gov  or  http://www.va.gov/oig/contacts/hotline.asp

 

For State Issues, contact your Attorney General – a complete directory can be found here: http://www.naag.org/attorneys_general.php
 
For State and Local Prosecutors Offices Check this Directory http://www.eatoncounty.org/Departments/ProsecutingAttorney/ProsList/PA-Associations.htm
 
Be careful whom you report findings to. There are soooo many “watchdog” organizations that you do not want to divulge information to. They are not your friend. If you have any questions, while I am not an expert, I will do all I can to help you.
Contact me on my twitter account at www.twitter.com/DesireePaquette.
 
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News for 09/17/2009- What the Senate Takes Away With One Hand, The House Gives Back With Another?

Posted on September 17, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So what the Senate takes away with one hand, the House gives back with the other?????

Dems push expanded Community Reinvestment Act; deny Act’s role in mortgage meltdown; GOP cites ACORN connection by Byron York at Washington Examiner
http://www.washington…

A number of experts believe that aggressive enforcement of the 1970s-era Community Reinvestment Act contributed to the mortgage meltdown, and thus to the greater financial crisis, by requiring financial institutions to lend to unqualified borrowers. Now, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives is responding to that situation by proposing to expand the scope and power of the Community Reinvestment Act.

This morning House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Barney Frank held a hearing on H.R. 1479, the “Community Reinvestment Modernization Act of 2009.” The bill’s purpose is “to close the wealth gap in the United States” by increasing “home ownership and small business ownership for low- and moderate-income borrowers and persons of color.” It would extend CRA’s strict lending requirements to non-bank institutions like credit unions, insurance companies, and mortgage lenders. It would also make CRA more explicitly race-based by requiring CRA standards to be applied to minorities, regardless of income, going beyond earlier requirements that applied solely to low- and moderate-income areas.

Republicans on the committee strongly oppose the plan. “Instead of looking to expand the number of institutions that must abide by Community Investment Act regulations,” California Rep. Ed Royce said in prepared opening remarks at today’s hearing, “I think we should reassess the role this and other government mandates played in the financial collapse and consider scaling it back.”

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Reinvestment Act Is Tied to ACORN

http://www.lewrockwel…

…So-called “community groups” like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA “protest” is issued by a “community group.” This can cost banks great sums of money, and the “community groups” understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities. …

…Consequently, banks in every community in America have been forced to hold a portfolio of bad loans, euphemistically referred to as “subprime” loans. In order to compensate themselves for the added risk of extending these loans, many lenders have increased the lending fees associated with mortgage loans. This is simply an indirect way of doing what banks always do – and what they must do to remain solvent: charging effectively higher rates of interest on riskier loans.

But this is discriminatory!, complained the “community organizations.” Thus, if one browses the ACORN web site, one can read of their boasts of having “predatory lending laws” passed in numerous states which outlaw such fees, prohibiting banks from protecting themselves from the added risk involved in making forced loans to “subprime” borrowers. …

Interesting to Me This Comes On The Heels of the Senate Vote to Defund ACORN.. Well, perhaps it is not defunding, but rather a shell game- no doubt learned at the knee of ACORN itself

READ THE BILL: http://www.opencongre…

Learn About ACORN/ CCI

http://www.alipac.us/…

Citizens Consulting Inc. (CCI), the shadowy financial nerve center of the embattled radical activist group ACORN, has filed false lobbying disclosure reports with Congress, according to Ron Sykes, a former ACORN employee. This revelation is important because, as former ACORN national board member Charles Turner said earlier this year on “The Glenn Beck Program,” CCI “is where the shell game begins.”

“ACORN has over 200 different entities that the money gets moved around to – for this purpose to that purpose, this organization to that organization,” said Turner. “We believe the way the money has been moved around, they’ve been laundering money.” When former ACORN activist Ron Sykes was informed by this reporter that ACORN affiliate CCI registered him as a lobbyist, he was angry. “It’s like identity theft,” said Sykes in an interview. “I have no idea why they registered me. I didn’t register myself and was not aware that they were doing it.”

Whether this reflects ACORN’s institutional carelessness or a calculated effort to deceive, the discovery throws some light on how ACORN treats its employees, moves money around the ACORN network, and deals with the federal government. Federal lawmakers have known for years about ACORN’s unorthodox and possibly illegal practices, including its use of government resources to promote legislation and its extensive commingling of funds within its network of affiliates.

CCI Tied Directly To Obama Campaign: http://michellemalkin.com/2008/08/22/acorn-watch-pt-ii-obama-hid-800000-payment-to-acorn-through-citizen-services-inc/  (from Michelle Malkin on 08/22/2008)

..U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in “get-out-the-vote” projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary. ..

Official US House of Representatives Report Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

Is ACORN Intentionally Structured As a Criminal Enterprise?http://republicans.ov…

 The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has repeatedly and deliberately engaged in systemic fraud. Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan political agenda and to manipulate the American electorate. Emerging accounts of widespread deceit and corruption raise the need for a criminal investigation of ACORN. By intentionally blurring the legal distinctions between 361 tax-exempt and non-exempt entities, ACORN diverts taxpayer and tax-exempt monies into partisan political activities. Since 1994, more than $53 million in federal funds have been pumped into ACORN, and under the Obama administration, ACORN stands to receive a whopping $8.5 billion in available stimulus funds.

Operationally, ACORN is a shell game played in 120 cities, 43 states and the District of Columbia through a complex structure designed to conceal illegal activities, to use taxpayer and tax-exempt dollars for partisan political purposes, and to distract investigators. Structurally, ACORN is a chess game in which senior management is shielded from accountability by multiple layers of volunteers and compensated employees who serve as pawns to take the fall for every bad act. The report that follows presents evidence obtained from former ACORN insiders that completes the picture of a criminal enterprise.

Read the report, which is linked above.

RECENT RELATED COLUMNS:

https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/news-for-09142009-the-tides-foundation/

 
 
 
Michelle Malkin Today: Triple Snort Worthy: White House Distances Itself From ACORN

 

How many patriots does it take to affect change in Washington? I guess about 2 million:

HR 3226 Czar Accountability and Reform (CZAR) Act of 2009

http://www.opencongre…

To provide that appropriated funds may not be used to pay for any salaries or expenses of any task force, council, or similar office which is established by or at the direction of the President and headed by an individual who has been inappropriately appointed to such position (on other than an interim basis), without the advice and consent of the Senate.

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW AND DEMAND THEY CO-SPONSOR THIS BILL

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News for 08/25/2009- FCC HEAD, corruption reform? And a look at Cloward and Piven

Posted on August 24, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

FCC HEAD GENACHOWSKI Shares Beliefs With Czar Lloyd

 

 

Fcc Chairman Julius Genachowski shares diversity belief held by FCC Czar Mark Llyod.
 
According to a 01/14 article in the New York Times at the time of his nomination, he and Obama both attended Columbia, then became friendly while both were attending Harvard. Chair Genachowski also served in the presidential campaign as one of Obama’s telecommunications and technology advisor. He advocated an open internet in the debate over so-called net neutrality and media ownership rules that promoted a diversity of voices on the airwaves. His biography on the FCC site states his background in public service inclusive of Chief Counsel to FCC Chair Hundt as well as Special Counsel to FCC General Counsel Kennard. Prior he was a law clerk at the Supreme Court for Justics Souuter and Brennan and at the Court of Appeals for DC Circuit Chief Judge Mikva. Genachowski also worked in Congress for US Rep (now Senator) Chuck Schumer (D-NY). He has also been active at “the intersection of social responisbility and the marketplace” (uggghhh) as part of the founding group of New Resource Bank- which specializes in serving the needs of green entrepreneurs and sustainable businesses. Also, he served on the Advisory Board of Environmental Entrepreneurs.
 
This is a follow up to the story on SoldierForLiberty on 08/15/2009 excerpted below:

(CNSNews.com) – Mark Lloyd, newly appointed Chief Diversity Officer of the Federal Communications Commission, has called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs to allow public broadcasting outlets to spend the same on their operations as the private companies do. LINK

“Local public broadcasters and regional and national communications operations should be required to encourage and broadcast diverse views and programs,” wrote Lloyd. “These programs should include coverage of all local, state and federal government meetings, as well as daily news and public issues programming.  (see link above for complete story). See Also Link Below:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/07/meet-the-fcc-diversity-czar/

 
 

Glenn Beck exposes Color of Change co-founder Van Jones 

 
  
Not only an admitted communist, but STORM founder and “Community Activist working within the framework”. YOU MUST SEE THIS. Glenn will be having special programs all week to shed light upon the truth of how our government is being run and who is running it. PLEASE WATCH AND LEARN- THEN SHARE!

How about corruption reform first? by American Thinker
http://www.americanth… 

Before we implement any sweeping changes of the American political system, how about cleaning up corruption first? In November of 2007, while campaigning for president, John Edwards, the former North Carolina Senator, said: “Washington is awash with corrupt money, with lobbyists who pass it out and with politicians who ask for it,” adding, “This election is the great moral test of our generation.” About a year later he was being investigated for use of PAC money for personal use, his once-prominent political career was buried and the turmoil of his marriage was playing out in public… Hardly a week goes by that we don’t read about politicians getting their grubby hands into another pile of pilfered pelf…. The list goes on and on, including many who were caught with their hands in the till, but will probably never do time. New York Congressman Charlie Rangel has spent close to a million dollars on attorneys as he tries to fend off charges that he failed to pay taxes on 4 rent stabilized luxury apartments in Harlem and a villa in the Dominican Republic. The Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee is a fierce proponent of raising taxes on working people, but, as is often the case with these mountebanks, is less ardent about paying his own taxes. With all these greedy, self-absorbed reprobates making decisions about our future, is it any wonder that people are terrified of handing health care reform to them?

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AUTO CZAR PROMOTED TO MANUFACTURING CZAR from Heritage Foundation
http://blog.heritage….
If you like what’s happened to the auto industry, you’ll love this. Bloomberg is reporting today that Ron Bloom — the head of the Obama Administration’s automobile task force — will soon get an expanded portfolio, with responsiblity for crafting Administration policies for all manufacturing industries. Yet another Obama Administration czar? Don’t expect the White House to use the dreaded “C” word, but that seems to be the plan.

A Cliff Notes View of Cloward and Piven from Wikipedia (The Backstory- a small history lesson)

http://en.wikipedia.o…

The Cloward-Piven strategy refers to a political strategy outlined by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, then both sociologists and political activists at the Columbia University School of Social Work, in a 1966 article in The Nation. The two argued that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would create a political crisis that would force U.S. politicians, particularly the Democratic Party, to enact legislation “establishing a guaranteed national income.”

The Strategy
Cloward and Piven’s article is focused on forcing the Democratic Party, which in 1966 controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, to take federal action to help the poor. They argued that full enrollment of those eligible for wellfare “would produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments” that would “deepen existing divisions among elements in the big-city Democratic coalition: the remaining white middle class, the white working-class ethnic groups and the growing minority poor. To avoid a further weakening of that historic coalition, a national Democratic administration would be constrained to advance a federal solution to poverty that would override local welfare failures, local class and racial conflicts and local revenue dilemmas.” They wrote “the ultimate objective of this strategy (is) to wipe out poverty by establishing a guaranteed annual income… (via)the outright redistribution of income.”

Focus on Democrats
The authors pinned their hopes on creating disruption within the Democratic Party. “Conservative Republicans are always ready to declaim the evils of public welfare, and they would probably be the first to raise a hue and cry. But deeper and politically more telling conflicts would take place within the Democratic coalition,” they wrote. “Whites – both working class ethnic groups and many in the middle class – would be aroused against the ghetto poor, while liberal groups, which until recently have been comforted by the notion that the poor are few… would probably support the movement. Group conflict, spelling political crisis for the local party apparatus, would thus become acute as welfare rolls mounted and the strains on local budgets became more severe.” Michael Reisch and Janice Andrews wrote that Cloward and Piven “proposed to create a crisis in the current welfare system — by exploiting the gap between welfare law and practice — that would ultimately bring about its collapse and replace it with a system of guaranteed annual income. They hoped to accomplish this end by informing the poor of their rights to welfare assistance, encouraging them to apply for benefits and, in effect, overloading an already overburdened bureaucracy.”

Cloward Piven in the Age Of Obama

American Thinker and American Daughter Carefully Detail How Cloward Piven Strategy Is In Play Today

http://www.americanth…

http://frontpage.amer…

Two MUST READ ARTICLES! The connections are detailed out and illustrative of our current situation. American Daughter site has a complete series on this subject.

Maxine Waters Warned Us

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Now look back at this vintage clip (2008) from Maxine Waters.. means more now, huh?

Republicans Have Offered Three Alternative Health Care Reform Bills by CNS News

http://cnsnews.com/ne…

President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress — while pushing their own health care overhauls — have criticized Republicans as offering only opposition and no ideas for reform, but the GOP, despite the lack of media attention, has introduced three health care bills. The three Republican bills total almost 400 pages and have been on the table since May and June.

In May, Republicans in the House and the Senate formed a bicameral coalition to produce the130-page “Patients Choice Act of 2009.”

In June, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) introduced the “Health Care Freedom Plan,” a 41-page proposal.

And in July, the Republican Study Committee, under the leadership of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), unveiled the “Empowering Patients First Act,” a 130-page plan. 

Some of the provisions included in one or more of the bills include: investing in preventive medicine, an overhaul of Medicaid, reduction of abuse and fraud in the Medicare program, supplemental health insurance for low-income families, tax credits for health insurance, and a ban on federal funds being used for abortions. However, supporters of the Democratic plans have accused Republicans of trying to derail attempts at reforming health care without having a plan of their own.  
“There is no Republican health care plan out there,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told Talk Radio News Service on July 31 about what he called the Republican-backed “misinformation campaign” that is slowing health care reform. “As a practicing physician, I have seen first-hand how giving government more control over health care has failed to make health care more affordable or accessible,” Coburn said. “The ‘Patients Choice Act’ will provide every American with access to affordable health care without a tax increase, more debt or waiting lines.” In June, DeMint, chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, introduced the “Health Care Freedom Plan,” which was analyzed by the Heritage Foundation. The conservative policy think tank said DeMint’s bill could reduce the number of uninsured by 22.4 million people in five years. It also provides grants to help people with pre-existing conditions gain access to affordable insurance, and allows Americans to purchase health savings accounts to pay for insurance. “The time has come for Americans to regain control of their health care choices, and the ‘Health Care Freedom Act’ empowers every American with the freedom to choose and own a plan that is best for them,” DeMint said. DeMint’s bill also has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee. In July, Price, who is also a practicing physician, introduced the “Empowering Patients First Act.” “Today, we present a solution for health care reform that offers more patient-centered choices and care of the highest quality,” Price said. “The ‘Empowering Patients First Act’ is a budget neutral proposal based on the fundamental principle that personal medical decisions should be made by patients in consultation with the doctors rather than unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington.” Price’s bill also emphasizes preventive health care, tax credits, reduction of fraud and abuse in existing federal health care programs, and health care programs tailored to meet the needs of Native Americans and U.S. military veterans.

 
 
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News for 08/18/2009- Another Day in America Where Nothing Makes Sense

Posted on August 18, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

School Officials Facing Criminal Charges for Prayer  from Liberty Counsel  http://www.lc.org/index.cfm?PID=14102&AlertID=1016
Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman are facing criminal contempt charges for allegedly violating a court order prohibiting prayer. The ACLU claimed the two men were responsible for a prayer of blessing over a meal at an appreciation luncheon with former booster club members and other adults who helped with a field house project. Liberty Counsel represents Principal Lay and Director Freeman. A trial is scheduled for September 17. If convicted, Mr. Lay and Mr. Freeman could be fined or jailed, yet neither willfully violated any court order. Last year the ACLU filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming that some of the teachers and administration “endorsed” religion. Rather than fight, the district consented to a very broad order fashioned by the ACLU, essentially banning employees from engaging in prayer or religious activities, whether before, during, or after school hours. Without hearing legal argument, a federal court entered the Consent Order, which unconstitutionally infringes on the rights of teachers, administrators, and students. The ACLU then complained that Mr. Freeman and Mr. Lay violated the order at the luncheon, so a federal judge initiated criminal contempt proceedings and referred the case to the United States Attorney’s office for prosecution. Liberty Counsel says no students were present for the prayer.  

EXPOSED: Big Labor Announces “Secret Plan to Destroy the Right Forever”  from Right To Work http://nrtw.org/en/blog

 In a surprising display of honesty about their true agenda, union bosses and Far Left activists participated on a panel at the Netroots Nation conference called “The Secret Plan to Destroy the American Right.” What’s their “secret plan” to expand the power and size of government and raise taxes on hard-working Americans? It’s passage of the woefully misnamed Employee Free Choice Act, more accurately called the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill. Union bosses apparently see the billions of forced dues dollars that the bill would funnel into pushing Organized Labor’s radical political agenda as THE major selling point for the bill. Unfortunately for the panelists and the Big Labor hierarchy, but fortunately for the American people, there’s nothing secret about the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill and how it would obliterate the rights of American workers.  Right here on Freedom@Work, we’ve kept concerned citizens informed about this union boss power grab:

  • Expert legal analysis explaining how the Card Check Bill would destroy the secret ballot in union certification elections
  • Workers in Albion, Indiana tell Fox News about the real life intimidation they felt during a card check organizing drive by the militant United Auto Workers (UAW) union
  • A former union president testifies before Congress about the dangers of card check organizing
  • Worker explains to Senate labor committee how union goons lied to him to get him to sign a card
  • National Right to Work president Mark Mix discusses card check and union intimidation on a nationally syndicated radio program
  • At the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference, Mix demonstrates why union bosses love card check
  • Far Left icon George McGovern writes in the Wall Street Journal about another disturbing feature of the Card Check Forced Unionism Bill: mandatory binding arbitration

VICTORY – Flag.gov Dies A Slow Death Monday

Flag.gov bit the dust Monday after first changing, for a few short hours, into a “form” based site, then to gone. While a “form” based site, directions asked informants to please not provide any personal information on someone else nor anyone’s email address. Chalk up one for old fashioned American values, although I doubt the motive was anything other than their lawyers directive.

List of Obama’s Czars and Request For Watchdogs at Glenn Beck.com http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29391/ 32 Officially, but others in the role of Czar and others to be named later, per the Administration. Glenn Beck is asking concerned citizens to take the name of one and investigate. Research to find their agenda, past alliances, past press. Please send results to Glenn at his website: www.GlennBeck.com

Yet Another Government Takeover of American Business by Friends of the U.S.Chamber of Commerce  http://www.friendsoftheuschamber.com/email/email4.cfm?ID=443 Another day, another assault on free enterprise. This time, it’s the Administration’s so-called Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) Act. This act is supposed to create a new bureaucracy that will protect consumers from fraudulent financial products. In truth, it is another government-run bureaucracy that will actually design financial products of its own — and then require private companies to offer these government-designed products. Free markets be damned.  The House of Representatives is currently considering this flawed bill. Email your Representative now and help stop this government takeover of the American financial system. This bill will stifle competition and put private companies out of business. It will allow big government to choose winners and losers. It will destroy choice and quality for consumers. More big government. Lower quality. Less choice.

Have You Read The Health Care Bill Yet? Find it Here:  http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/AAHCA09001xml.pdf    

Kathleen Sebelius Misspoke in Saying Public Option Not an Essential Part of Health Care Reform at The Minority Report http://tinyurl.com/la9hkm

Marc Ambinder: An administration official said that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “misspoke” when she told CNN Sunday morning that a government run health insurance option “is not an essential part” of reform. This official asked not to be identified in exchange for providing clarity about the intentions of the President. The official said that the White House did not intend to change its messaging and that Sebelius simply meant to echo the president, who has acknowledged that the public option is a tough sell in the Senate and is, at the same time, a must-pass for House Democrats, and is not, in the president’s view, the most important element of the reform package.

Dems Not Backing Down On Public Option, But Stepping Up the Fight  from lp.org  http://tinyurl.com/ldx5gc
Faced with withering criticism from the independent voters who elected Obama, as well as polls showing majorities of Americans oppose their health care reform plans and would prefer government inaction to the current system, the media reported this weekend Democrats may consider removing a provision for government-run health insurance from a massive bill outlining a government takeover of the nation’s health care system. Don’t be fooled.  The so-called “public option” isn’t about to be taken off the table. The eradication of your private health insurance plans is at the very core of the entire so-called “reform” movement.  Just listen to official White House health care spokesperson Linda Douglass.  “Nothing has changed. The president has always said that what is essential is that health insurance reform must lower costs, ensure that there are affordable options for all Americans and it must increase choice and competition in the health insurance market. He believes the public option is the best way to achieve those goals.” House Democrats also tell the Capitol Hill newspaper Politico government-run health insurance will stay in their bill.  It’s their goal for the legislation.

 The Array of WH ObamaCare Tactics Grows at American Thinker http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/08/the_array_of_wh_obamacare_tact.html   The White House is deploying an array of tactics to promote ObamaCare. Here’s the list to date.

1.  Warn about the cost of inaction.

2.  Use Grandma to build empathy through association.

3.  Accuse opponents of racial prejudice – play the race card.

4.  Shift the focus of the debate.

5.  When accused of having a controversial proposal, just say “No we don’t.” 

6.  Hide the plan.

7.  Hide key congressional proponents. 

8.  Pretend to give up on controversial issues that were never acknowledged in the first place.

9. Hold pro-Obamacare pep rallies that profess to be open town hall-like events.

10. Blame the media for focusing on the opponents. 

11. Demonize the opposition.

12. Make false claims for Obamacare.

Joker Poker with the Health Care Bill (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obXt3FUs-yQ   

Obama Unaccustomed to Having His Lies Challenged  Doug Patton  at Canada Free Press http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/13860

Barack Obama is one of the most spoiled politicians ever to capture the imagination of a nation. He has enjoyed what author and newsman Bernard Goldberg has described as “a slobbering love affair” with the American media. So many members of the Fourth Estate in this country have so thoroughly compromised themselves to sell his radical agenda that the American people no longer trust them even to report the news. And now, as the president and his toadies in Congress run into a brick wall in their efforts to take over the American health care system, they are shocked to discover that many of the same people who put them in office last year are outraged at their lies. American citizens have been vilified, marginalized, lied about and smeared by these Washington hucksters. Good people, frustrated at the arrogance of their government, are being called names like a mob, Nazis, evil-mongers, terrorists, etc. Meanwhile, the president and Congress are watching the poll numbers they live by fall into the basement. I wonder why. Most of us learned in kindergarten that when you call other people names, they are not likely to react kindly. And they certainly are not likely to vote for you again. Does this president really have so little regard for the medical practitioners of this country that he believes an American physician would cut off a limb just to put money in his/her pocket? Is this how his mind works? Does he have no shame? Does he actually know of such a doctor? Does he have evidence of such a contemptible act? If so, why is he not reporting it? We all know the answer to that. He is simply a liar who will say or do anything to drive home his agenda.

Obama’s State Department Submits to Islam by American Thinker

Here is but the latest act of submission to Islam by your State Department. A State Department cable has just been sent out with this announcement:

The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts’ outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Here, in contrast, is the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The State Department’s Ramadan programs are wide-ranging. “On August 10,” the cable continues, “America.gov will publish a ‘Multicultural Ramadan’ feature. American Muslims trace their ancestry to more than 80 countries and the feature will highlight the richness of these various cultural traditions through the lens of Ramadan and Eid. Content will include essays by young Muslims who are part of Eboo Patel’s Interfaith Youth Core (IYC). Contact: Alexandra Abboud (AbboudAM@state.gov).”
 
There’s more! The Bureau of International Information Programs “will publish three articles for Ramadan 2009 addressing the concept of an Islam in America ‘brand’; advocacy (civic and political) of the Muslim American community; and community innovation/community building. The writer will contact Muslim American experts in each of these fields. These articles will be available on America.gov in English, Arabic, and Persian.”
The main publication is Being Muslim In America: “Conceived as IIP’s flagship print publication on the rich and varied experiences of the nation’s growing Muslim population, this lavishly illustrated new book links the Muslim-American experience to those of other American racial, religious, and immigrant groups as they moved into the American ‘mainstream.'”
Can you imagine every Embassy and consulate putting up a Menorah and having some Rabbis as speakers via a webcast? Can you imagine if we had the Stations of the Cross put on the walls of all of our embassies, consulates, and other posts, as well as the many Department of State buildings across the country, including C Street? Why aren’t priests, pastors, etc. invited during Christmas to give blessings or talk about Christianity in the United States? Can you imagine if the Buddha were revered and we had some monks coming to do a meditation session with all of the officers of each embassy, consulate, etc.? Can we get printed and distributed Hare Krishna posters for all of our posts, so as to reach massive audiences? I mean, put it in reverse and see how crazy it is. Absolutely nuts.
Perhaps this is an initiative of President Barack Obama’s newly created Office for Outreach to the Ummah at State. In June Obama had the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, at the White House. Ihsanoglu urged Obama to appoint a U.S. ambassador to the Islamic world – and Obama immediately created a new State Department Office for Muslim Outreach, with a Muslim woman, Farah Pandith, serving as the new U.S. Special Representative for Muslim Outreach. In keeping with Obama’s U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, a charter of dhimmitude, we are to be conditioned to respect Muslim immigrants and accept their culture.
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News for 08/11/2009- Thugs, Crooks, Liars, United States Government: Call It What You Will

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The foundation of your government is no longer the Constitution, America. Your government is run now by the principles of  Rules For Radicals.

http://www.crossroad….

Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals

1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”

8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

“…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’

“One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” (pps.127-134)

Glenn Beck on the Apollo Alliance- The Most Important Story Perhaps in American History (video)
http://therealbaracko…

The Real AstroTurf By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
http://www.ibdeditori…
Free Speech: The White House and Congress claim the anti-ObamaCare uprising is artificially organized. But the violent — even racist — union counterattacks, urged on by Democrats, are the real Rent-a-Mobs… Indeed, it is the opposition to this opposition that is aggressively and meticulously organized. White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina last week gave the order to “push back twice as hard.” And the national field director of the union-backed Health Care for America Now (HCAN) on Aug. 4 apparently sent out a four-page, single-spaced, 2,500-word-plus “how to bully” memo. The document, featured on the Talking Points Memo Web site, says “it’s important that you take away right-wingers’ opportunities to talk with reporters.” It tells operatives to “confiscate signs or leaflets” of those opposing ObamaCare. It adds: “Make sure that you assign marshals to take care of moving the crowd.” Human Events recently exposed a memo from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stating that congressional Democratic leaders and the White House are “working in close coordination with” HCAN and other union-backed groups in organizing a pro-ObamaCare PR blitz this month…

Two Appropriate Quotes For The Day- FIGHT BACK AMERICA
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Thomas Jefferson
“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” Charles De Montesquieu

Sebelius calls her SEIU “brothers and sisters” to battle; Dennis Rivera decries “terrorist tactics” By Michelle Malkin
http://michellemalkin…
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a brief conference call with SEIU members this afternoon. She hailed them as her “brothers and sisters” and urged them to show up at town hall meetings. She gave the same stultifying mini-lecture about the sanctity of Medicare. “Change is not easy,” she droned. “We need to roll up our sleeves.” No mention of how SEIU thugs rolled up their sleeves and attacked a black conservative protester in St. Louis or ran interference in Tampa Bay. In an attempt to reassure SEIU members that senior citizens would not suffer under Obamacare, Sebelius said “Saving lives saves dollars.” Which might come as news to Zeke Emanuel. Sebelius thanked an SEIU member who showed up at the Tampa Bay melee and urged more to get involved. “Keep doing what you’re doing.”SEIU heavy Dennis Rivera then took over, taking calls from scripted SEIU members who read statements (one of which was painfully, barely coherent).Rivera closed by railing against the “radical fringe” of “right-wingers” and urged his “Purple Army” to fight “terrorist tactics.”

SEIU IN ACTION:
http://www.youtube.co…

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A Little Light Reading Tonight? – Here’s the Health Care Bill
http://edlabor.house….
The more of us that read it, the more they will HAVE to read it.

I must ask these two questions: If the bill is so very good and will make so many of us happy, why then does it not take effect until AFTER the next Presidential election?

I must also ask if it’s so good, why will Senators and Congresspeople not even entertain the idea of scrapping their special health care plan and opting in?

Hey Prez – You’re Living in an Alternate Reality by Peter Fleckman
http://blog.flecksofl…
“Cost” – The President again uses his straw man of “if we do nothing”. As you can see from the Director of CBO the Government will expand spending and will not reduce spending to a corresponding degree. Additionally the Government tries the old misdirection of only using a 10 year projection.
Let’s take a look beyond 10 years shall we? If this HC Monstrosity Bill is passed then we can be assured it will be around a lot longer than 10 years. It turns out that the Joint Economic Committee found that the President’s Health Care Obamanation will be insufficient in funds to the tune of $9.2 Trillion. You can read all about that here – House Health Care Bill yields $9.2 trillion in New Debt.

So, Mr. President, you and your cronies have repeatedly tried the Three Ds, Deception, Distortion, and Distraction. They are not working. They haven’t been working. They will fail repeatedly if you continue to use them. Your Reality Check site is a teachable moment: Mr. President, you and your buddies, live in an alternate reality far far away from the actual reality that Americans are living daily.

URGENT- Take a few moments to watch these three short videos. The TRUTH is before us, my friends

Obama Wants Single Payer (video)
http://www.youtube.co… watch this whole thread– under three minutes of ACTUAL TRUTH about the plan

Don’t Miss Barney Frank’s Own Words On Single Payer (video)
http://www.youtube.co… (just over one minute)

More Truth (video)
http://www.youtube.co… (under two minutes)

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News for 08/05/2009- Unreal ID, More $ to Acorn, TV Docs Biased, 3 Call to Action Alerts

Posted on August 4, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 North American Union: Implanting microchips in national ID cards -Mexico Prepares for the Grand Merger into the NAU -Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14597

In this era of enhanced foods, enhanced bioweapons and WMDs, enhanced vaccines, enhanced military strategies, and enhanced interrogations, come enhanced driving licenses. Many of us have sincerely hoped that these technological advancements and alleged enhancements would eventually rub off on ethics in government and business. We also hoped that the Obama administration would create a new government division led by a new “Czar” to deal strictly with ethical issues. Unfortunately, we got instead Obama’s futile and pricey “Czars “R” US,” and a prospective enhanced driving license, which justifies the existence of a costly and useless Homeland Security Department (The Orwellian ministry of lies). With a magical microchip, the wizards of our corporate government have suddenly created a new world that is easily monitored, controlled, and manipulated. An enhanced driving license will contain the infamous microchip called “RFID” for radio frequency identification. These microchips can track the proles everywhere they go. Having them inserted into a driving license is the prelude to the eventual implanting of these microchips into the bodies of every human being, which many Christians believe it to be “the mark of the beast.”

 ACORN IN LINE FOR MORE DOLLARS UNDER NEW HEALTH CARE BILL? by CNSnews.com

 Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), the man who is shepherding the health-care reform bill through the Senate, says he doesn’t know for sure, but the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) could qualify to receive health-care grants under a provision of the bill that provides money for groups that are members of a “national network of community based organizations.” The grants are designed to fund groups that will “measure” people’s health-related behavior on the community level, including whether they are gaining or losing weight, eating the right foods, getting exercise, using tobacco, or engaging in other personal behaviors targeted for federal monitoring by the secretary of health and human services. ..Under the “Creating Healthier Communities” provision of the bill (found on page 382), grants could be awarded to only three types of “entities:” state governments, local governments and groups that are members of a “national network of community-based organizations.”
 

CALL TO ACTION- 2 petitions to consider signing

http://www.mrcaction.org/

ONE:

A new move is underway to expand censorship to the internet and beyond. Using FCC regulations like “localism” and “media diversity” liberals are angling to decide what you can and can’t listen to. The MRC rejects this latest government ploy to silence conservative talk and is urging citizens to take action by clicking below:

Sign our petition to defend free speech.

 
TWO:

Journalistic objectivity doesn’t exist as the liberal media join forces with President Obama to sell the nation on government-run health care. The MRC rejects this statist push, and is rallying and mobilizing citizens to demand the media report the real truth about “ObamaCare.” Please sign the petition today by clicking on the link below:

Sign our petition demanding balanced coverage.

Top TV News Doctors Among Big Democrat Campaign Donors – can you say BIAS- it’s all making sense now… AARP too, no doubt?
http://www.mrc.org/realitycheck/realitycheck/2009/20090804045816.aspx

Network health reporters are supposed to ask the tough questions before ObamaCare becomes the law of the land. Can’t the networks find at least one independent voice to apply a little scrutiny, before it’s too late? Check out these details and you will no longer wonder why they support Obamacare.

Leftist Nuts Initiate Boycott of Glenn Beck’s Sponsors by Newsbusters

Call to ACTION- FIGHT BACK by emailing support for Beck to sponsors

His show has usually been Fox News third-highest show, behind Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. And since Fox News host Glenn Beck has come on the scene, he has been a thorn in the side of the left-wing machine. But his July 28 “Fox & Friends” criticism of President Barack Obama’s comments on the racially-charged Cambridge, Mass. incident in which a local policeman arrested Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent the liberal nutroots over the edge. After left-wing storefronts drew attention to Beck’s analysis, groups want to viewers to boycott his sponsors.

I will try to get a list of his sponsors… but right now I can name Gold Line and Iams Pet Food. I will have another list one day soon. Please drop them a simple email telling them you support Glenn Beck and hope they will continue to sponsor his show. Tell them WE are middle class American consumers and they will be rewarded with your patronage. Thank you.

America is beginning to fight back!

“Staffers working for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had the police remove a group of retirees from the senator’s office in West Los Angeles. The seniors, who wanted to talk with Feinstein about healthcare reform, would not leave when asked, even after sitting in her conference room “for more than six hours.” Whichever side of the issue they were on these retirees exhibited a kind of intensity of commitment that the political class will not be able to ignore. And which is becoming the norm at town meetings across America.”… from Instapundit.com

and:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Americans favor auditing the Federal Reserve and making the results available to the public. Just nine percent (9%) of adults think that’s a bad idea and oppose it. Fifteen percent (15%) aren’t sure. Over half the members of the House now support a bill giving the Government Accounting Office, Congress investigative agency, the authorization to audit the books of the Federal Reserve Board. Support for the bill has grown now that the Obama administration is proposing to give the Fed greater economic regulatory powers. The Fed which sets U.S. monetary policy was created as an independent agency to keep it free of politically-motivated interference. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in a town forum filmed on Sunday which is airing this week on PBS stations said he is strongly opposed to the audit legislation.

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