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Lets see. We have a barnyard full of freaks and animals, many of whom self identify as jack asses. The pig pen is full of fawning media types from MSM, gorging on the slop thrown to them by farmer Obama, who moonlights as a big tent ringleader. We got legions of clowns. Wasserman Shultz is eating fire, while Axelrod is juggling. One washed up vaudeville act after another — look its Michelle. She is telling a story about Barak’s rusty old car. Why was a lawyer from an Ivy League school driving a rusty old car? They drove the rusty old car to her parents country home, talking all the while about how money does not matter. The Obama’s are only worth $7M, how would they know money does not matter? Both went to Ivy League prep schools, and from there to the Ivy League. How did they learn that money does not matter? Someone was even selling popcorn and Tofu-corn dogs during this act. Yep. This is a circus. The Democrats have come to town of Charlotte NC, and the wheels have come off the clown car.

Bill Clinton will be taking the stage tonight. He is the man on the tight rope. I am sure he wants to help Barack Obama. Why? Because Bubba is just fine with his wife losing her bid for the presidency, and doing so in a grinding, underhanded and nasty primary campaign. Then there was the issue of Bill having the race card being played on him. I guess that knocked his honorary title of the first black president off his head and into the round file. Then there is the campaign in 2016 to think about, we can’t have Bill not playing the role elder statesman, gazing with approval upon his successor. Bill is just looking for someone to carry his bags, he said so to Ted Kennedy.

We also have the bearded women from NOW. These are serious women. Not a shred of humor to be found. Not a single funny bone in the lot. These serious women want people to think seriously about serious women’s issues. With 23M people unemployed or under employed, are these serious thinking women thinking about how do women find employment, keep their jobs, put food on the table and a roof over the heads of their families? Why no. These women are seriously fixated on getting public funding for abortions. They are so serious about this that it is now a plank in the Democrat party platform for this. This is serious business in a country where there are over 5000 abortions performed everyday. All Just to stop the so called Republican War on Women? Seriously? We are supposed to take the bearded women from NOW seriously?

So. How did the wheels come off the clown car? Well, remember that party platform we mentioned earlier? It no longer had language recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the one last reference to God, had been removed. A small matter, except for the possible loss of the Jewish and non-Atheist voting blocs. But hey, this is Barack’s Democrat National Convention and he runs a tight ship right? Uh. Not really. The rules were suspended so that two planks in the party platform could be amended, returning language regarding Jerusalem and God back into the platform. The clowns were pouring out from under the hood and through the windows at this point.

This language would not have made it back in had the votes been counted. But Mayor Villaraigosa, the man with the top hat on stilts, pulled a move that would have made any Tammany Democrat proud. He declared it passed. Passed by two thirds majority? Really? It sounded like the motion did not even command a simple majority, no matter how often he called the vote. This fiasco is the mother of all unforced errors. The best part is that Democrat operatives have called this a Republican dirty trick. Really? Did Republicans write the Democrat party platform? Did Republicans make the motion on the floor to suspend the rules, introduce the new language, or vote against it? It must be George Bush’s fault.

These people want to lead our country? Really? Seriously?

I was going to incorporate this into another post I am doing but didn’t want to muddy the waters. This needs to stand alone. Joe B. steered me to bringing up the importance of OPSEC and what it means to our daily lives. I have posted on this issue before but the importance of it keeps occurring in news stories and with political pundits. That is, the LACK of it.

In WWII, there were many slogans posted throughout the US for the citizens to see. It had to do with not talking about anything considered useful information that the enemy (“we have spies everywhere”) could use against us. It was a process of indoctrination and maybe it is time to bring that program back. There are cleared spouses out there who can’t even discuss things between themselves because of disseminating information that the other might not have privilege to. The way secrets are kept is with the understanding that you only get to know what is directly related to your contribution and need on the subject. I have stated this before: Congress is EXEMPT from having to be polyed or having a clearance. Clearances are a lengthy and in-depth process to discern who can be trusted with classified information. Every organization uses some of their own requirements in this vetting process. Organizations have a “death” clause that that states any information received can not be disseminated until death do us part. That means regardless when you received that information or procedure or way of doing business, and regardless when you have left that position or organization, you may NEVER discuss anything learned…..until you are dead. Serious stuff. So why is it politicized?

You have had your Pentagon Papers and your Watergate and these “news” people did the general public a great service by bringing the truth out in the open. Or did they? We have internal ways of dealing with politicians who wrong America and desecrate their oath of office. There are things that the “people” of America just don’t need to know or get involved with. 50 years ago, John Kennedy had done some pretty heady things that put America in jeopardy, some of which we are still learning about today, but for the most part had been kept “secret”. So why does Mr. Transparency think it is allowable to tell OPSEC to the general public, which puts everyone in this country (and others) in grave jeopardy yet we aren’t allowed to know how political parties deceive the citizens with bills (behind closed doors) or even find out about rouge operations directly attributable to the White House and its cronies? Operations where people die and the only secrets involved are the ones that “cover our ass cause we really screwed up”.

Citizens need to understand OPSEC and how it affects their lives. ANYONE with access to any classified material should always be put through the process to see whether they qualify to have that access. Any individual, from the President on down, should be held accountable through fines, dismissal, imprisonment and death for disclosing that information to others who DO NOT HAVE the need to know. If severe acts of recourse are put upon those who leak, maybe then the individuals who take OPSEC lightly and the US citizens who don’t have the understanding of importance, would view this in the light of which it belongs. Bottom line is: When secrets are told-people will die. Of that you can be assured.

For the record, I think BHO was born in Hawaii. I also think he is a lying Socialist — but I repeat myself. What I do know is that, according to his biography, Obama never worked in a for-profit business, and he did pursue drug use enthusiastically. This is not the forge that makes the mettle for a good leader or chief executive. The president is both Commander-in-Chief of the US Military, and CEO of the Federal Government. Obama has had three-and-a-half years of OJT. So far, he only appears to have enthusiasm for improving his golf game. We need someone far better.

MSM Asleep in 2008?

It amazes me that we still do not know this man’s grades from law school, but, we know that Romney beat some up kid in high school.  Really?  MSM sent close to 100 reporters to go dumpster-diving through Palin’s trash, yet we still do not know what did Obama write to become the editor of the Harvard Law Review.  He has the distinction of being the only editor in its history who never published a single article in the Review. The man is a cipher to this day because the MSM refuses to really investigate him in the same way it would vet any Republican.

The figure to the right is from a booklet made by Obama’s promoter, Acton & Dystel, in 1991. The purpose of the fourth estate is to shine a spotlight on all candidates who seek public office. Considering how one cannot get a job as a bank teller without a transcript from ones Alma Mater, that Obama’s past is still subject to speculation is an extraordinary failure to investigate that demonstrates the public trust has been violated by the media. Obama has not been vetted when running for office — ever.

The trouble I see is that the big three, ABC, CBS and NBC, their affiliates and subsidiaries, have confused reportage with editorial writing. Furthermore, they have confused the public trust with the party planks of the Democrat Left. The large newspapers in our great cities, the NYT being the flagship of that dieing industry, are equally complicit in this willful desire to protect the image of a charlatan at the expense of the American public. We have not been served by this booster-ism disguised as news. The Washington Post’s recent spat of front-page, Democrat-water-carrying might not be as laughable had they ever troubled themselves to apply this degree of scrutiny to candidate Obama. The masthead of the papers should be changed to include the Obama Zero, as should the icons of the Big Three. Is this the final nail in the coffin of the big-media impartiality lie?

Here we have an embarrassment. This is not only embarrassing to our president — for the obvious reason that he is caught in a blatant lie.   It goes far beyond that. This is an embarrassment for every journalist and reporter in the country who refused to dig into the background of an unknown whose résumé was paper thin. A candidate with so little accomplishment, was hailed as our savior?!? The professional cynics in lieu of a thorough check of his background, soiled themselves showering this wisp-of-a-man with undeserved, fictional accolades. Then, more importantly, there is the embarrassment to the nation — we voted for an unknown with all the care and consideration we reserve for the choosing of a high-school class president. It was not only a willful suspension of disbelief, it was a willful suspension of intelligence. It was hysteria. Then lastly, there is the embarrassment we as a generation will suffer before posterity, for we will endure the collective shame of this error in judgement for decades to come.

UPDATE: Dave Weigel unearths more about the image that launched a thousand hits (per half hour).


After the recent Halloween unpleasantness the best quick response was that of Shaun Kenney, who asked, basically: “Huh?”

[Note to LCRC: Next crisis, consider hiring Shaun as your first step.]

It’s a fascinating episode for one week out from what had threatened to be a pretty dry election run-up. On one level, you have the mistake itself, magnified by – in its devastating splendor – technology! – for without the means to quickly grab and circulate an image, the newsletter in question would have been before multiple pairs of eyes.

There’s the laughable immediate response from the LCRC, about which there will be PR and communications textbook chapters, mark my words.

And of course there is the usual mock horror from the usual sensitivity police, awaiting with hair trigger reflexes anything that can be construed as offensive. So when something like this episode occurs – a blunder which, coming from an official party committee, would have elicited an explanation even in less superficial times – most public figures are so well trained they race to the denunciation podium. “Most” – thank goodness – not all.

To put it all in perspective, and say thanks to all the public officials who held their voices for a day, here are some images pulled from around the Web out of a quick image search, including great compilations at Zombietime blog and Sodahead.

The left is on the march. Hundreds of protesters, brought to you by Van Jones and George Soros are drinking latte’s from Starbucks, while pleading poverty. They cry police brutality while antagonizing and rushing the police. Their leaders obviously have read, Rules for Radicals by Alinsky.

So, a “U.S. Day of Rage” is scheduled to start an “Occupy Wall Street” camp-out on “17/9/2011″ (which would denote orchestration by those who use the British means of writing dates)

It all began late this summer, when the anti-capitalist magazine AdBusters put out a call for people to occupy Wall Street on Sept. 17. From Andrew Sullivan:

The article clearly states Adbusters’ hand in perpetuating this into being, which is exactly the problem. Adbusters makes caviar socialists like Dominique Strauss-Kahn look like the salt of the earth, saviors of the working class. They basically prey on college students and twenty-somethings unsure of themselves but with distrust in authority, selling their massive and expensive glossy magazine.

The Democrats attempted to smear the TEA Party by summarily declaring it to be ‘astro-turf.’ The trouble with that idea was there was no smoking gun, just a lot of innuendo and unsubstantiated accusations. The TEA party’s success is in large part due to the fact that there is no centralized command and control. The TEA Party protesters came in their hundreds of thousands and filled the National Mall. That level of participation is real democracy in action. Despite pipe dreams to the contrary, the movement as a whole is maintaining its independence from the GOP.

When the Tea Parties started. They were founded by Ron Paul supporters. Ever since Obama was sworn into office.The ranks were swollen with new comers standing against the socialist leftist agenda over taxes,the loss of freedoms and national sovereignty. These groups nationwide were eclipsing beyond the control of the Republican establishment. Any long term incumbent person in either party was booed in every public appearance they made.

On the other hand, the unemployed college graduates who are doing the protesting are getting a little organizational help right off the bat. ACORN is back. It has been resurrected as Take Back Boston, which is one of several fronts for the disgraced original.

Among the Take Back Boston organizers is a spinoff of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Amid a massive fraud scandal and a series of criminal probes, ACORN supposedly dismantled but the reality is that it simply changed its name. In fact, Judicial Watch recently published a special report (“The Rebranding of ACORN”) about the organization’s transformation into various spinoffs and affiliated groups.

Then there is the SEIU angle. This ‘occupy wall street’ idea has been in the works for some time. It appears that the only issue was not what to do, but when. SEIU called for a day of rage against Wall Street as early as March 25th of this year. The SEIU organization began planning in earnest back in March, and we are seeing the results.

On March 25 ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a one-time president of an SEIU local in New Orleans, announced what he described as “days of rage in ten cities around JP Morgan Chase.” Rathke said the forthcoming campaign of demonstrations, strikes and disruption will mark “the beginning of the anti-banking jihad.”

Obama is supporting this group. This should be no big surprise as SEIU made massive contributions to his campaign, and its officers visit The President often. It is also no big surprise that Obama supports Occupy Wall Street as many of their demands echo Obama Policy on many levels. It appears we are looking at the beginning of the Democrat campaign for 2012. The party has already ‘rallied’ behind the protesters.

Astro-turf indeed, the Democrats are hoping for a counter to the TEA party. This is not the same animal. The TEA party did not seek confrontation with the police. The TEA party actually looked like Middle America. The tattooed, pierced, anarchists/zombies are incoherent at best, and frighteningly violent and totalitarian in many cases.

The zeal for totalitarian government amongst some of the “protesters” is shocking. One sign being carried around read, “A government is an entity which holds the monopolistic right to initiate force,” which seems a little ironic when protesters complain about being physically assaulted by police in the same breath.

It appears The American People will get a truly stark choice in the election booth come 2012. The question is will the left let if get that far.

Not only does Newt Gingrich get it, he does not let Brian Williams get away with it. Gingrich in less than a minute spelled out what is bothering more than half of America about Obamacare. Everything from process to it impact, and all that is in between; Gingrich was succinct and brilliant. He also, in the same minute, took the media to task for its blatant attempt to wound the Republican front runners, and Gingrich did so with a clarity that typifies him when he is firing on all cylinders. Then, in that very same minute, he made an unequivocal and masterful call for unity of purpose — the defeat of Barak Hussein Obama.

The impact of his words is not to be measured by the talking heads for whom Gingrich has obvious disdain. It needs to be affirmed by the fact that the other candidates were nodding their agreement to all three of his points. It needs to be qualified by the three rounds of applause and cheers. The man is flawed, but this is America; as President Sarkozy brilliantly put it, “America embodies this extraordinary ability to grant each and every person a second chance.”

Anyone on that stage is a better choice for America than the current empty suit in the White House. Obama is an ideologue without imagination. He seeks a socialist Utopia, but aside from tired and pedestrian Keynesian bromides — he has no ideas on how to even begin a journey toward any Utopia. Obama is a man that was elected to the presidency who is without accomplishment. He is a mirage. Even the book he has ‘written’ appears to the result of someone else’s effort. Obama was the tabula rasa that was elected to the highest office in the land. Ultimately we must blame ourselves for this error.

Gingrich, unlike the current vacuous White House denizen, is a man of great imagination and worthy accomplishment. He was the author of the welfare reform Clinton signed in the 90′s. Gingrich was the architect of the 1994 tide that gave us the first Republican congress in 50 years. Gingrich is a man of ideas. He was the author of the Contract with America. He is also a man who has shown himself to be ill disciplined. The question is then, “Has he learned from his mistakes”

I am thinking that Gingrich is worth a second look. We need ideas. We need imagination. Newt would crush Obama in a head to head debate. Given the current field, is Gingrich the best choice? I am not sure. I am certain that none of the other candidates are a credibly better choice. Newt is certainly not the media’s choice. That along with his obvious strengths should make him worthy of further consideration.

…tolly me banana.

mr-tolly-bon

Remember: He speaks that way so that we can remember he is not one of us.

Hey, the stuff about extending dignity and liberty around the world was awfully reminiscent of another recent president, was it not?