First off, he is alive or dead? All we've had for maybe three years are audio tapes. This video from 2007, here analyzed in Radio Free Europe Afghanistan, looks a little odd to me.
The beard looks fake and since when does he dye his hair? Every other video has him almost completely gray headed. In 2001, Time reported the use of at least 10 doubles.
His voice? Voices are not that hard to fake, ask Rich Little!
It would be to the advantage of al Qaida to keep the idea of Bin Laden alive, for propaganda but more importantly, OBL had access to hundreds of millions of dollars of his own, not to mention the donations they collect every year. Even hiding out in caves costs money. Arms, food for your "soldiers", explosives for your human weapons including air flight, etc.
As far as the global warming angle? Please. This is just an attempt to wrangle in more hatred for America. Don't know how that's possible, the world hates us, period.
So. Do you think he is alive or dead? Have any proof? I'd love to hear it.
I love the way this guy writes. Especially this tidbit:
Note to government: Private and public enterprises are different species. You can cross a common ass with a thoroughbred mare if you like, but you still only get a mule. And male mules, as a matter of evolutionary interest, are always sterile, as are most females. Asses.
Hillary is betraying us once again. The exact wording has been kept secret for now to keep down dissent but from past experience, this treaty will probably allow for confiscation and destruction of “unauthorized” civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course). Who decides what is unauthorized? I guess that's still to be decided.
Petitions that have been signed and forwarded then received this response: Small Arms Conference stating they do not wish to deny law abiding citizens right to bear arms, that their focus is on illegal arms. But, we all know, give them an inch, they'll take the constitution. This wording is from 2006 but they have scheduled another conference for 2012.
Some old news, some new worries. This crowd in Washington are very good at slipping things through when we are not looking. Always ask, what is the other hand doing?
OMG did O just try to say they created more transparency when they took over the bailouts???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Look at the lovely smirky grin on Nancy.
"Modest fee on big banks to pay back the taxpayers who bailed them out in their time of need" - you mean the ones who were forced to take the money? Oh and I thought they were paying back they money, so this is in ADDITION to the paybacks? Yeah that same old tired dog.
Cut taxes for 95% of Americans - most of whom dont pay taxes to begin with?
Cut taxes for small business - huh? dont know about that but they are paying higher portions of COBRA for laid off workers thanks to his "tax cuts".
"No income taxes increased by a single dime" - YET
and there's the magical 2million jobs saved or created again - cops, teachers, firefighters. Gee I hadn't heard they were all about to lose their jobs to begin with...
dang was that Dingy Harry yawning already?
Now we're getting to more meat and potatoes: jobs focus of 2010 and calling for a new jobs bill, first time the Republicans stood up and applauded since he walked into the room.
BUT, a jobs bill is not really what we need. Businesses are not hiring because they are uncertain. Uncertain of what taxes they can budget for, uncertain of health care costs to budget for, uncertain of utility costs to budget for. Stop doing anything and let everyone get back to work.
I'm sure he won't listen to me so back to the address.
New nuclear power plants? Really? Hmmm might be onto something there. Along with expanded offshore drilling and clean coal technology. Yeahhhh let's see you get that past the environmentalists.
Increase our exports. Sounds good, but with our manufacturing base decimated it will be interesting to see how we're going to accomplish that. And we do NOT need another NAFTA type agreement.
Just HAD to bring up the energy bill again. It's a JOBS KILLER! You can't be serious about any of your proposals if you keep trying to push this crap through. He's talking about even if you don't believe the science, it's where the economy of the world is going and we need to be number one (paraphasing greatly there). Ummmm actually, most of the world is coming around to realize what a scam this is. You will see more and more back peddling on this one around the world.
He wants to continue work on Health Care.
Then in my opinion, he blew it when he started "preaching" at the Republicans for obstructing. Not a chance of trying to understand why they keep trying to stop his policies when they are so far left, that is not leadership.
Also attacked the Supreme Court for it's recent ruling on 1st Amendment protection on campaign spending by corporations. Urged Congress to draft legislation basically to undermine their ruling. That could cost him down the road.
So no one took my bet as to which way Obama would choose to go with this address. Shame, cause I could have made some money. He is still sticking to his agenda, not budging or coming back to the center at all.
I give him a C-. And that is only as high as it is because of the power plants and offshore drilling.
Need to throw this in here: solutions.gop.gov
Read the Republican response from Gov McDonnell, nice speech but didn't really "respond" to much of what Obama proposed. I give it a B-.
This is typically one of the most boring events in the world of politics. There may be two minutes of substantive information to come out of a speech, regardless of which president.
There is only one thing I am interested in (unless he surprises me) and that is whether we will see the "let's all just get along" Obama who will suddenly appeal to the opposition for bi-partisan solutions to our problems or (more likely) will we see a return of Candidate Obama. Placing full blame on Bush and the non-cooperating Republicans in the current House and Senate!!!
I've always known he was arrogant but this takes the cake. His own people telling him to back off or they could suffer like they did in 94 and he's "but you have me this time". Oh yeah, like that will make all the difference.
He has not a clue just how angry the American voter is right now. It would take a LOT for the Democrats to retain control of Congress after the 2010 elections. I've been very impressed with how the Tea Party organizations have been keeping tabs on local and national elections, who the candidates are and their record. They have gathered quite a sum of money to lend support where they feel it will do the most good.
This is going to be one of the most interesting election cycles I can recall in my lifetime.
This is kind of an on going thing I do, just little quotes I hear as channel surfing, checking headlines or things overheard in passing. Instead of "out of the corner of my eye" I say out of the corner of my ear. Eh deal with it.
"The beauty of capitalism is not that it rewards the rich, but that it rewards those who want to be rich."
Once again the IPCC is issuing "opinions" and "findings" using reports that had not been through any peer review. That is a main tenent of scientific research and theory is to present your data for peer review. Better they find your errors in a somewhat neutral, friendly environment than to be embarrassed for all the world to see. Cause if there is one thing scientists love to do it's proving a colleague wrong!!! So don't give them the opportunity. Morons.
Maybe worse than morons. They KNEW this data was suspect BEFORE Copenhagen. Smacks of criminality to me. But no worry as the media is pretty much ignoring this "correction". Except FOX once again.
But here is what I found interesting in Justice Kennedy's opinion:
When government seeks to use its full power, including the criminal law, to command where a person may get his or her information or what distrusted source he or she may not hear, it uses censorship to control thought [Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority]. “This is unlawful. The First Amendment confirms the freedom to think for ourselves.” "Where a person may get his or her information..." wouldn't that put an end to the Fairness Doctrine in any form?
Brown lost in the Union households BUT not by a large percentage. THAT surprised me.
Deals out of Washington for Nebraska, Louisiana and unions - and many Democrats are blaming Coakley for her loss? Gotta love liberal inconsistency.
Massachusetts already has mandatory health insurance. If Obamacare passes, for the first 4 years before the benefits begin, Massachusetts residents not only would be paying their forced premiums (with extra kicked in for the less fortunate-gag) but they would also be paying the extra taxes for those first 4 years. No wonder they don't want this!!!!
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There will be one of two things to happen now, either the Democrats will learn from not only this defeat but also the previous two defeats recently and move more to the center and work with their opposition to make real changes on health care.
OR, they will go on the attack and get even more aggressive in an effort to cram as much through as possible knowing they are going to lose big time in the next two elections. They might try a reconciliation approach, but that will indeed spell their defeat in re-elections. There will one of two things to happen now, either the Democrats will learn from not only this defeat but also the previous two defeats recently and move more to the center and work with their opposition to make real changes. OR, they will go on the attack and get even more aggressive in an effort to cram as much through as possible knowing they are going to lose big time in the next two elections.
Seeing how they are already attacking Coakley and blaming her for this loss, I'm going with option two.
The Nebraska and Louisiana thug bribes, the Union bribe were the straws to the camel's back, and Coakley was stabbed in the back by her own party. Brown knows this race was not his win as much as it was the people's anger, disgust and drawing a line in the sand.
NO MORE - the people have spoken and will not again be silenced.
Some history on Brown:
Wiki: Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School (1977), Tufts University (1981), and Boston College Law School (1985). He is a practicing attorney specializing in family law.
Brown grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts. His father, C. Bruce Brown, served as a city councilor in Newburyport; Scott later recalled memories of holding political signs for his father from an early age. His father and his mother, Judith A. Brown, divorced when he was about a year old. Both his parents have since remarried three times.
During various periods of his childhood, Brown lived with his grandparents and his aunt. Brown has said that he "didn't grow up with all the advantages in life" and that his working mother needed welfare benefits for a short period of time. In an interview with The Boston Globe, Brown discussed his childhood circumstances and revealed that at the age of twelve he was arrested for shoplifting record albums in Salem. The 12-year-old Brown went before Judge Samuel Zoll. In chambers, Zoll asked Brown about his interests and if his brothers and sisters looked up to him. Brown said they did. The judge said, “How do you think they'd like to see you play basketball in jail?” The judge asked Brown to write a 1500 word essay on that question as his punishment. Brown said, "That was the last time I ever stole, the last time I ever thought about stealing... The other day I was at Staples, and something was in my cart that I didn’t pay for. I had to bring it back because.... I thought of Judge Zoll."
Brown graduated from Wakefield High School in 1977 and then earned a Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University, in 1981. He received a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1985.
He joined the Army National Guard when he was 19, near the end of his junior year at Tufts. He received his basic training, which took about two months, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Brown has said the rescue efforts of Guard members during the blizzard of 1978 left a lasting impression on him. He attended ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) at Northeastern University. He has been active with the Guard for about 30 years and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He currently serves as Army Guard's head defense lawyer in the New England states. He also assists the Judge Advocate General's Corps out of Milford.
Brown has been deployed to Kazakhstan and Paraguay. He has said, "I go where they order me to go... I'm just proud to serve and be part of the team." He wishes to stay in the Guard in the future, but he will be unable to do so given the service's mandatory age retirement rules at age 50. He has expressed disappointment at this rule, remarking that "I'm probably one of the most qualified soldiers in the entire Massachusetts [Guard].... I have enlisted service, I have infantry, quartermaster, JAG, I'm airborne qualified, I’ve been to all the courses". Brown received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
His political views and voting record in the state senate seem to be libertarian/republican. Believes marriage is between a man and a woman but calls the states current laws allowing same-ses marriage as settled law. Same with abortion, which he is personally against, but says Roe v Wade is settled law.
Originally supported the state version of Cap & Trade, but now regrets that decision and will not support it in the Senate.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They are trying to deny sales during the gun show, first reports were that they were trying to shut it down completely, but that may not be true.
However, sales are legal so for them to deny that is a violation.
"Always interrogate your prisoners at night," Che ordered his goons. "A man's resistance is always lower at night." "Executions?" Che Guevara exclaimed while addressing the hallowed halls of the U.N. General Assembly on December 9, 1964. "Certainly we execute!" he declared, to the claps and cheers of that august body. "And we will continue executing as long as it is necessary! This is a war to the death against the revolution's enemies!" According to the Black Book of Communism, those firing-squad executions had reached 14,000 by the end of the 60's, the equivalent , given the relative populations, of over 3 million executions in the U.S..
I've had this forwarded to me by several people, most recently our buddy BN.
Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .
When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
A friend sent this to me (thanks Ry), kinda makes you go hmmmm:
Think about this --- It clears some things up doesn't it?
Have you wondered why Barack Hussein Obama has insisted that the U.S. Attorney General hold the trials for the 911 Murdering Muslims Terrorists in Civilian Courts as Common Criminals instead of as Terrorists who attacked the United States of America ? Think about this:
If the Muslim Terrorists are tried in Military Tribunals, convicted, and sentenced to DEATH by the Military Tribunal, BY LAW of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, as President of the United States, would be required to SIGN their Death Warrants before they could be EXECUTED. He would not be required to sign the death warrants if sentenced to death by a Civilian Court.
Think about the Muslim Jihadist, Major Hassan who slaughtered his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas . Major Hassan did not want to go to Afghanistan and be a part of anything that could lead to the deaths of fellow Muslims. He stated that Muslims could not and should not KILL FELLOW MUSLIMS.
Is the motive for Barack Hussein Obama's decision to make sure he doesn't have to sign the death warrants for the Muslim Terrorists? Why would he, as President of the United States, not want to sign the death warrants for Muslim Terrorists who attacked the United States and MURDERED over 3,000 innocent United States Citizens on 911? Could it be that he is FORBIDDEN BY HIS RELIGION to have anything to do with the execution of Muslims?
Think about that!!! Join me in opening our ears, eyes and minds to what THEIR President is doing. PLEASE pass this along to your friends if you agree that this sounds reasonable.
UPDATE: Trial to be moved to Iraq. What? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Killing Me Softly with Political Correctness - Guest Writer (an opinion, off the reservation)
Three SEALs, trained to bring the fight to the enemy, protect US citizens, sworn to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. Three trained fighters, Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas, Jonathan Keefe, pick up the rifle and man the wall to keep us safe. Three men, up against an insane world of Political Correctness (PC).
The enemy? Obviously, Muslim terrorist Ahmed Hashim Abed, believed to have been the mastermind behind the infamous murder and mutilation of four Blackwater security personnel in Fallujah 2004. The four secutiry guards were burned, dragged, and hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River. Now, Muslim terrorist Abed claims that his lip was bloodied by three Navy SEALs after his capture.
It was claimed by the US Govt and MG Charles Cleveland, commander of Special Operations Command, that “these allegations are not founded solely on the word of the detainee, but rather, were initially raised by other U.S. service members.” According to MG Cleveland we not only have a medical report of a bloody lip but we have “service members” raising concerns!
As the dust is settling we now find that the evidence is based on the five separate and conflicting statements of one unnamed third class master-at-arms who claims to have witnessed the incident. The case is falling apart and the government is now requesting a continuance to actually find evidence that will support their charges .
Since Tailhook, the liberal media and liberal congress members have made greater use of innuendo, deceitful lawyer tactics, and political correctness, to attack professional soldiers that do not fit their mold of a subdued, meek, harmless, and gentile society. Cowardly high ranking officials have found that they can hang the lower ranking and protect their own careers. Advancement to the general ranks is now a skilled political pursuit born of the correct moves at the right time and the exercising of PC judgment whenever possible. Could it be that MG Cleveland is responding to PC pressure and lost his nerve?
Consider the following scenario. A man is posted to guard a prisoner. He watches as other men leave the brig. Then he hears a man scream out. Upon entering, he notices the man has a bloody lip, becomes concerned, and calls for help. Now he thinks: how will he report this? The guard is interrogated at five different times, each time the chain of command gets increasingly concerned about media attention. The guard is pressured more and more to make a statement that one of the SEALs might have gotten a little physical with the guy. Not a big deal. Everybody has to let off steam once in a while. Then the guard makes a statement and the chain of command has their vindication for the PC Liberal Media! MG Cleveland has gotten his “tail” off the “hook.”
The liberal bias in our media and government are destroying the morale of our fighting men and women. The people that do the real protecting are being hung to protect the meek, humble, and gentile generals at all costs. And when that happens, we are left defenseless. When that happens, soldiers and sailors die. When that happens, a man walks onto a plane with PETN killing us. Political Correctness has left nobody to pick up the rifle and man the wall.
It's called the Pelosi Index. Maybe I should insert her picture? Nah, stomach not strong enough.
What I found interesting is that only 135 Republicans in the House received a 0% score, meaning they never sided with Pelosi. That number should be higher; and the remaining? Those are what I've been trying to tell some so-called conservatives (ECC?) that make up the definition of a RINO.
The article claims that the reason more Democrats are in office is because they lie to their constituents. That's true, but let's also be honest, many with an R after their name have also obviously lied just to get votes.
Now you could use this to decide which ones to keep OR you could go with the Get Out Of Our House crew and get rid of ALL incumbents and start over. Theory being even those of a less than desirable party would be so new they wouldn't be poisoned by the Potomac AND they will also take a lesson to Washington: screw up and they'll kick us out.
There are some other options and we'll be covering those as well. But one thing to keep in mind: 2010 and 2012 elections are some of the most important the nation and the most important any of us alive have ever faced.
Welcome visitors from opencongress.org please leave a comment, obviously this is drawing a lot of visitors, I would be glad to discuss further. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is still in committee and likely will stay there, but wouldn't hurt if everyone dropped a line to their Representative letting them know we are still aware of it and are watching.
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams, 1776
Isn't it more important to be concerned with America succeeding? The success of one individual who is an employee of the American People is not near as important as the welfare of our nation and it's people. The American people deserve and have the right via the Constitution to the "pursuit of happiness". That is the right to succeed or fail on their own efforts, without any interference from the Federal Government.
The President, regardless of who is in the office at the time, is at best, a temporary employee and needs to remember who his boss is. US.
Post all you wish but foul comments will be deleted. If you can't get your point across without being disgusting then you are too ignorant to take up my space.
Which brings me to the second rule: don't be stupid.