Monday, April 27, 2009

The ex-president and his “disarming writing style”


Jimmy Carter wants to disarm you!

When I read our ex-Presidents’ latest Op-ed in the NY times (which I always have to force myself to do) calling on the banning of assault rifles, I was struck by the need to puke and then to deploy various methods of “anger management” techniques when I realized that the 1st amendment also applies to this socialist.

Make no mistake, the ex-Pres does have a gift of “imagery” in his writing style and it is this imagery that is too hard to fathom as being true. For instance, he weaves a tale that he is an avid hunter in “good ole boy” fashion where he and his buddies trudge through the “family lands” in search of prey and goes as far to tell the readers “I have used weapons since I was big enough to carry one, and now own two handguns, four shotguns and three rifles, two with scopes.”

I wish to “disarm” this notion that this socialist is an avid gun owner by taking a “quote” from the end of his article:
“The gun lobby and the firearms industry should reassess their policies concerning safety and accountability — at least on assault weapons — and ease their pressure on acquiescent politicians who fear N.R.A. disapproval at election time. We can’t let the N.R.A.’s political blackmail prevent the banning of assault weapons — designed only to kill police officers and the people they defend.”
The statement “at least on assault weapons” says it all. It shows that he believes a total ban on weapons is in order but is happy for now to just renew the ban.

This propaganda piece of crap is written to “disarms the readers of any sense that there is not an assault on our 2nd Amendment rights” by the Obama administration of “good ole boy hunters like Carter”.

He tries to persuade the readers of this by this excerpt from the article:
“Heavily influenced and supported by the firearms industry, N.R.A. leaders have misled many gullible people into believing that our weapons are going to be taken away from us, and that homeowners will be deprived of the right to protect ourselves and our families. The N.R.A. would be justified in its efforts if there was a real threat to our constitutional right to bear arms. But that is not the case.”
It is not the NRA that have attempted to mislead “gullible” people (which by the way, these gullible people are gun owners of America) it is the democrats/socialists that are misleading the gun owners with statements like this. For instance, in the heavy democratic controlled city (and State) of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina, the population was disarmed by the police when they needed their weapons for self defense most (in an actual emergency). Furthermore, the Obama Administrations recent attempt to make our guns useless by the attempted banning of ammunition recycling and ammunition “registration” was thwarted by the massive outcry of these “gullible” people.
The covert attempts to circumvent our gun rights by Obama’s pledge to sign the UN weapons ban treaty (which will make it illegal for individuals to “reload” spent ammunition cartridges) is another avenue to wrest our personal weapons from our lawful and respectful fingers.

No, after I puked from reading this diatribe and employing my “anger management” techniques, I set out to “mislead the masses by writing this article in response.

Oh, and by the way, what animal is it that you use your “2 personal handguns” on while hunting on the “family farm” Mr. President?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Was there an assassination attempt on Obama?

According to an article in "Bloomberg":
"the first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t confirm if Solis had swine flu or not. "
Early news reported that the deadly outbreak in Mexico was from an American strain of the H1N1 virus which there is no vaccination for.
News from the CDC is still in the preliminary stages but H1N1 has now spread to California, Texas and New York.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Right Wing Extremists

The following people are undoubtedly on the DHS “right wing extremist watch list for the following reasons:

Anti-Illegal Immigration/Amnesty
80% of American that want the US to get tougher on Illegal Immigration (Gallup)
62% of American opposing pathway to Amnesty (Quinnipiac)

Pope Benedict XVI
Every unborn conceived child

76% of the American Population (2008 statistics)
Every Boy Scout in America
Mother Teresa

Pro 2nd Amendment
Ted Nugent (Motor city madman)
Citizens committee for the right to bear arms members
National Rifle Association members
Gun Owners of America members
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (DC v. Heller)
US Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. (DC v. Heller)
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (DC v. Heller)
US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (DC v. Heller)
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. (DC v. Heller)

Pro Business/free market economy
Donald Trump

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Would Obama act against “right wing” with law enforcement violently?

According to the federal government, members of the suspect group of people include those who:

- Oppose restrictions on firearms
- Oppose lax immigration
- Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship and the expansion of social programs
- Oppose continuation of free trade agreements
- Oppose same-sex marriage
- Have paranoia of foreign regimes
- Fear Communist regimes
- Oppose one world government
- Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world
- Are upset with the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India

Those Americans who fall into the above categories of “belief or ideology” were labeled “right wing extremist” by our Department of Homeland Security and then this was communicated to every level of “law enforcement” across the land.

When we look at the report, it does not mention any specific “right wing group” by name, but did mention Timothy McVey because he was a military veteran who committed the single largest “homegrown terror act” in US history whereas McVey committed the terror act as retaliation for the Governments action at Ruby Ridge, ID in 1992. The overwhelming use of deadly force by government agents while serving an arrest warrant (for failure to appear in court and the only charge he was ultimately guilty of) should give those who oppose Obama something to think about. Weaver first came under scrutiny by government officials because of his affiliation with the Aryan Nation and attempted to get him to become an informant against the group, which he declined. He was then arrested and charged with manufacturing and possession of illegal weapons.

According to Wikipedia:

“The surviving members of the Weaver family filed a wrongful death suit and Randy Weaver received a $100,000 settlement while his daughters received $1 million each. Kevin Harris received a $380,000 settlement. Randy and Sara Weaver wrote a 1998 paperback book, The Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge, about the incident (the appendix of the book is a reprint of a US Senate investigation of the incident).

FBI director Louis Freeh disciplined or proposed discipline for twelve FBI employees over their handling of the incident and the later prosecution of Randy Weaver and Harris. He described it before the U.S. Senate hearing investigating the incident as "synonymous with the exaggerated application of federal law enforcement" and stated "law enforcement overreacted at Ruby Ridge."

Horiuchi, the sniper, was indicted for manslaughter in 1997 by the Boundary County, Idaho prosecutor just prior to the statute of limitations for the crime of manslaughter, but the trial was removed to federal court and was quickly dismissed on grounds of sovereign immunity by US District Court Judge Edward Lodge.”

It is interesting to note that in addition to dismissing the manslaughter charges against the FBI sniper that shot and killed Mrs. Weaver Judge Lodge also presided over the terror trial of Sami Omar Al-Hussayen that resulted in acquittal and “mistrial”.

The FBI sniper Horiuchi also participated in the WACO raid.

This is a must read on the mentality of the Government towards the Weavers when comparing it to the April 7, 2009 DHS memo. An excerpt from the article is disturbingly similar to the perception of the current Obama Administration and “right wing extremists”:

“Many believe the bureau's exaggerated perception of the threat from Weaver led to creation of unprecedented rules of engagement at Ruby Ridge. The FBI's standard rules permit agents to use deadly force to defend their own lives or the lives of others from what they believe to be the threat of death or grievous bodily harm. But the rules at Ruby Ridge instructed HRT snipers that they "can and should" shoot any armed adult males appearing outside the Weaver cabin, even before any announcement was made informing the Weavers they were surrounded and requesting their surrender. The Justice task force found that key parts of the rules "contravened the Constitution of the United States."

We know that the Ruby Ridge raid (in which Randy Weaver was subsequently found innocent of all of the charges that led up to the raid) was conducted under the elder George HW Bush administration and set the stage for Janet Reno to follow suit less than a year later (1993) at WACO, Texas against David Koresh and the Branch Dividians. During Ruby Ridge, Randy Weaver’s wife (who had her infant in her arms when she was shot), son and friend were killed by FBI and ATF agents.

Janet Reno and the WACO raid

The first chilling thing to say about WACO was the use of Soldiers and equipment from Ft. Hood whose Commanding Officer at the time was none other than Westley Clark (Democratic Presidential Candidate).

Between August 1992 and April 1994, Clark was commander of the 1st Cavalry Division of the Army's III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.

According to a report by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the list of military personnel and equipment used at Waco included: 15 active-duty military personnel, 13 Texas National Guard personnel, nine Bradley fighting vehicles, five combat-engineer vehicles, one tank-retrieval vehicle and two M1A1 Abrams tanks. Additionally, Fort Hood reportedly was used for much of the training for the bloody attack on the Davidians and their children.”

The utilization of military equipment and personnel were in direct violation of the posse commitatas act.

The death toll against this “religious right wing” cult was 80 people including 25 children under the age of 15.

To this day the government has sidestepped the presence of the US military in the raid.

So, as you can see, the US government has the propensity to utilize violence against “perceived” right wing extremists. You can look at both instances and say, yes these people were radical in their belief that the US government was oppressive and you can also say that they defended their beliefs against an oppressive government. But one fact remains, the government will bring to bear its full arsenal of law enforcement and in the case of WACO, the US military.

So, do you think that the Obama administration is capable of doing the same? We know that the DHS memo that Janet Napalitano issued was vague and non-specific and more about political ideology than proof. Further, look at the recent honor that Janet Reno just received from Eric Holder (current Attorney General of the United States):

The warmth that the current Attorney General portraits in the photo says it all when it comes to the appreciation this administration feels towards a fellow traveler that has killed men, women and children utilizing US military troops when she labeled them “right wing extremists”.

Move over ACORN a new Community Activist is coming

According to “Americans for Tax Reform” there were 2,031 cities that had committed to holding protest TEA party rallies and less than 24 hours after the events have occurred just 394 have submitted their crowd estimates.
In the days ahead the 1,000,000 current estimates are expected to climb much higher.
When Louis Farrakahn gathered his followers to stage the infamous “1,000,000 man march in 1995 the crowds were actually between 400,000 and 750,000 after much controversy and scientific methods were used to calculate utilizing satellite imagery and “people density” calculations.
Even after all this effort to gauge the most accurate number possible, Farrakahn threatened to file a lawsuit to force the US National Mall police to force them to say it was 1,000,000.
ACORN has to pay for their protesters, charter buses and call the MSM for their events.Never, in this county’s history has a grassroots movement occurred in all 50 States on a single day. As a result, even though the MSM has ridiculed the tax payer protesters as “disgruntled right wingers” that are sore that they lost the election in 2008 to “rich taxpayers that are unwilling to pay their fair burden of taxes”.Never, in this country’s history of an incoming Democratic President just four months into their Presidency, has there been widespread discontent about policy decisions (that includes Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton).
Fearful of the turnout numbers that were being projected on April 7th, the Obama Administration attempted to tamp down the enthusiasm against his leftward lurch by having the Department of Homeland Security issue that “now-famous right wing extremist” report to law enforcement agencies across the land.
In order to minimize the fallout from the report, DHA head Janet Napolitano negotiated an interview with MSMBC to field just 1 question about the report and that no follow up questions would be allowed. This is after the Obama campaign promise of having the most transparent Administration in US history.
We now also learn that this memo to law enforcement was released on April 7th was done in spite of their own “Civil Rights division Chief Attorney” objections.
In addition, CNN and MSMBC used the occasion to level “sex jokes” and have to only read a small portion of the article to get just how deranged and scared these people are of this movement:
The childish behavior of supposedly serious news sites is rather pornographic and disturbing if this country wasn’t in more serious trouble. I for one will never look at a “teabag” in the same light anymore.
The discontent was not limited to the MSM as Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement in response to the protests:
Rep Shalkowsky said of the "tea party" protests yesterday were "despicable" and shameful."
"The tea parties being held today by groups of right-wing activists, and fueled by FOX News Channel, are an effort to mislead the public about the Obama economic plan that cuts taxes for 95 percent of Americans and creates 3.5 million jobs," Schakowsky said in a statement.
"It’s despicable that right-wing Republicans would attempt to cheapen a significant, honorable moment of American history with a shameful political stunt," she added. "Not a single American household or business will be taxed at a higher rate this year.
Made to look like a grassroots uprising, this is an Obama bashing party promoted by corporate interests, as well as Republican lobbyists and politicians.”
Nancy Pelosi stated the following on a San Francisco news interview:
“What they want is a continuation of the failed economic policies of President George Bush which got us in the situation we are in now. What we want is a new direction. This [tea party] initiative is funded by the high end we call it Astroturf; it’s not really a grassroots movement. It’s Astroturf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class."
Astroturfing is used to describe fake grassroots campaigns
FOXNEWS 3,390,000
MSNBC 1,210,000
CNN 1,070,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,740,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,185,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,336,000
CNN KING 1,292,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,149,000
CNN COOPER 1,021,000
The viewers that watched the cable news coverage (NBC, CBS, ABC were not included) of the protests came to a whopping 33,591,000 sets of eyes. This is huge and regardless of the dismissal of the MSM and the Obama Administration (as well as Congressional Democrats) painting this as something trivial in nature they know the real story. They are well aware of the anger seething from the streets up. The good news is there is power in numbers and politicians fear adverse numbers that are much small than the ones that happened yesterday.

At Worlds end, How far the US Navy has sunk

First, let me preface the above title with the disclaimer that it is not intended to impugn the service of our military members.
The real reason for this post is that the Obama Administration took credit for the Pirate standoff conclusion (on Easter) when US Navy Seals snipers were given the green light to fire from their Commanding Officer aboard the USS Bainbridge.
Never mind that the Obama Administration started this standoff in typical liberal fashion (treating it as a law enforcement point of view) and sent an FBI hostage negotiating team to the scene to negotiate a peaceful resolution.
Now that we know what really happened and how long it took to bring this to an end do to the fecklessness of the "Carter-like" Obama who had no comment for day into the drama. I can say "Carter-like" because I was in the US Navy, off the coast of Iran for the entire 444 days that Carter tried to negotiate the US Embassy hostages by the radical Ayatollahs (including a young future Iranian President who was one of the gunmen) out of.
Since the rescue, Obama beats his chest and yells "see what I did" and sends out his sycophants to the media with rhetoric about plans to attack the pirates bases. The pirates hold a press conference of their own to say how misunderstood they were, that in fact they aren't pirates but a voluntary "coast guard". This line was quickly picked up by Al Sharpton who critisized the handling of the situation because they were innocent voluntary coaster guardsmen.
In this upside down world where the Worlds greatest floating fleet of warfare are held hostage by a handfull of teenagers with AK47's (similar to what the Brits faced in the Straight of Hormuz when Iran took British sailors hostage).
If that isn't embarassing enough the following article will turn reason on it's head.
In the article it states that the French forces siezed a "pirate/bandit mother ship" while the Americans were seeking to freeze their assets in court! The French fighting and the Americans retreating -- never thought would live to see this day.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

T.E.A or Koolaid - which beverage do you drink?

Warning: Air Force Vet "red flag"
Future captilist to tax and racist to boot

Need to quickly indoctrinate this young fellow into the Obama Youth movement

Definately one of the "red flag" issues

A protest full of "Un-American" behavior

Add to "no-fly" list

Secret Service followed these people home

Future Terror cell leaders


Political Agitator

Monday, April 6, 2009

Obama and his “Committee for the Defense of the Revolution”

Obama utilized Che’s doctrine or “CDR”

Unless you have lived in the communist era prior to 1960 or have studied the Cuban uprising and overthrow of the Batiste government by Che’ Guevera and Fidel Castro you will need to pay close attention to this article.

The slick marketing campaign of Obama is eerily similar to the commercialization (after his death) of Che’ Guevera. This is not by accident, it was intended to be subtle in nature and give those “counter culture, Vietnam war protesting, now in political power ex-hippies” comfort that the transformation of America to a socialist utopia is at hand.

It is no longer a secret that the Obama administration and his fellow socialist travelers in the halls of Congress hate “Capitalism” as they demonize everything from big oil to banks. Their fellow travelers in the press constantly bombard us with anti-business news to turn the American conscience against the evil businesses that are the backbones to jobs, security and prosperity for all.

The fellow travelers ACORN are professional agitators that have aggressively brow-beat and physically threatened bank executives to move the agenda forward. It is why we are where we are today. While peaceful Americans were taking to the streets in ever growing numbers (as in Cincinnati) to protest the economic stimulus bill that will result in ever increasing taxation (without representation), ACORN and it’s media gaggle were chartering buses to descend on individual AIG executives private residences. Anti tax protests – no MSM coverage, Anti-Capitalist small protest splashed across televisions across the Globe.

In spite of the severe economic turmoil that is out of control and need of serious intervention Obama tells us that more and more trillions of dollars need to jumpstart “Health care, Education and social program spending” to get us out of this spiral.

Spending trillions on Health care, Education and Social Programs is his answer? Every reasonable American is questioning these priorities and asking “how is spending in these areas going to jumpstart the economy?”

The party platform of the DNC and that of Obama is taken directly from Communist Cuba and Che’s revolucion. After Batiste was toppled, the holding of power (or consolidation of power over the masses) was established by adopting CDR’s.

According to Wikepidia:

Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (Spanish: Comités de Defensa de la Revolución), or CDR, is a network of committees across Cuba. The organizations are designed to put medical, educational or other campaigns into national effect, and to report "counter-revolutionary" activity.

The CDR officials have the duty to monitor the activities of each person in their respective blocks. There is an individual file kept on each block resident, some of which reveal the internal dynamics of households.

Other responsibilities include arranging festivals, administrating voluntary community projects and organizing mass rallies. The CDRs are organized on a geographical basis and act as a center for many who do not work in farms or factories; hence the committees have a large proportion of female membership.”

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

First, “The organizations are designed to put medical, educational or other campaigns into national effect, and to report "counter-revolutionary".
These are also Obama’s top priorities in his current budget. The reporting of counter-revolutionaries (you and me and the alternative media) is already under assault with the proposal to bring the fairness doctrine back to silence voices that counter the revolutionary ideals. In addition there is legislation currently passing through Congress that will give control of the internet to the President (which will silence the “last free voice in the world”).

Obama and his socialist’s surrogates target the Youth

Just as Hitler created the Hitler Youth, Cuba targets their youth to compliance of the socialist goals to avert an aging population of counter-revolutionaries.

According to a “” article “Militancy in CDRs is interchangeable with other organizations such as the FMC, the communist Party, or the League of Young Communists. Any militant of the Party or of the Youth must show that he or she is a member of the CDRs and/or FMC.”

Do you remember the “marching and chanting Obama Youth Brown Shirts?”

According to a World Net Daily article – “The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a plan to set up a new "volunteer corps" and consider whether "a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people" should be developed.

The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."

The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.

It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes "new programs and studies" and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Many, however, are raising concerns that the program, which is intended to include 250,000 "volunteers," is the beginning of what President Obama called his "National Civilian Security Force" in a speech last year in which he urged creating an organization as big and well-funded as the U.S. military. He has declined since then to elaborate.”

Obama and his “Civilian National Security Force”

Barack Obama, on the campaign trail in 2008 made the following statement on July 2 in Colorado Springs:

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

These sentiments or policy objectives have continued to this day. Obama wants a “National Security Force” that is larger than the US Military.

So you can see that from Obama’s slick campaign imaging to his platform for change is quickly being implemented. Never before has this country been so dangerously poised for change – the socialist one in the spirit of Che’.

If you think for yourself and follow current events – like Obama easing travel restrictions to Cuba to his chanting brown shirts you will see exactly what Obama and his fellow travelers are doing to this great nation.

The biggest question of all – what do we do about it? Can you say “Counter-revolution?”

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The silencing of the Lambs

Congress to introduce President internet control legislation

The socialist Congress of the United States of America is currently drafting legislation (or “drastic intervention”) that will hand over the internet, a private civilian enterprise (business), to the President of the United States in the event of a “cyber-emergency”.

According to an article on “Critics, however, have pointed to three actions Rockefeller and Snowe propose that may violate both privacy concerns and even constitutional bounds:

First, the White House, through the national cyber security advisor, shall have the authority to disconnect "critical infrastructure" networks from the Internet – including private citizens' banks and health records, if Rockefeller's examples are accurate – if they are found to be at risk of cyber attack. The working copy of the bill, however, does not define what constitutes a cyber security emergency, and apparently leaves the question to the discretion of the president.

Second, the bill establishes the Department of Commerce as "the clearinghouse of cyber security threat and vulnerability information," including the monitoring of private information networks deemed a part of the "critical infrastructure."

Third, the legislation proposes implementation of a professional licensing program for certifying who can serve as a cyber security professional. And while the critics concede the need for increased security, they object to what is perceived as a dangerous and intrusive expansion of government power.”

A draft copy of the legislation penned by Sen. Jay Rockerfeller (D) and Co-sponsored by RINO Sen Olympia Snow (R) here:

This author is one who agrees that the United States needs to be “proactive” against cyber attacks from within and globally (as the ones from China have been reported). I think that our “critical infrastructure” (i.e., oil, gas pipelines, nuclear power, banking servers, military servers) should be moved to an “independent” and secure network that the internet cannot attack vs. the relying on internet connectivity for these vital networks on the public domain where they are vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The conspiracy theorist in me paints a more sinister motive:

control of information”

At a time when the MSM has lost it’s stranglehold on what the everyday American reads by their “spoon-fed” methods the Socialists in power are nervous that the power of information is slipping out of their grasp. For instance, in 2005 there were recommendations from the European Union that control of the internet should be placed firmly in the hands of the United Nations.

An article by “Canada Free Press” titled “Controlling the last free voice in the world” described the UN’s relentless pursuit of controlling the internet as:

“The UN argues that the Internet is international in scope and needs much grander over site. Who better to handle the chore, of course than the body that fancies itself an international government? The Internet is fast becoming the biggest international prize as the greatest source of information and human involvement. It offers the UN huge opportunity for creating tax revenues and controlling commerce. It is also the place to control the flow of ideas. What totalitarian can resist a bid to control the Internet?

Democrats plan to “Control the free flow of information while maximizing tax revenues”

It can be best described or compared to the movie “Network” where a news anchor gets up in the middle of a broadcast to announce “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”. I refer to the recent grassroots opposition to Obama’s stimulus plan that is bankrupting this country and placing this enormous burden onto the taxpayers of America.

It all started February 19, 2009 on the liberal news station CNBC, when Rick Santelli became an instant sensation overnight (MSM called the episode “Santelli’s Rant” to discredit him) but the alternative media hailed his “rant” as a “Watershed moment”.

It was fitting that the newscast of his rant occurred in Obamaland at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange when he called for a “Chicago Tea Party”.

Other than the initial attempt at discrediting Santelli by the MSM as “ranting” they have been absolutely silence to the growing phenomena. Since February 19 (a little more than 6 weeks) more than 993,500 (a little more than 23,600 people per day) have viewed the Youtube episode.

Without the help of any coverage of the tea parties that have occurred, like the one in Cincinnati on March 19, 2009 that drew an estimated 5,000 attendees, the spread of the phenomena has occurred on internet. Though the crowd was large and peaceful the MSM deemed it un-newsworthy, yet 4 days later when a bus of ACORN activists totalling no more than a dozen or so descended on AIG executives homes the MSM was tripping over each other to cover the story. In other words, big business bad and worthy of small protests coverage while anti-tax, anti-Obama large protest deemed invisible.

I wonder if the proposed legislation to control the internet has anything to do with the ability of the internet to rally support in opposition to the President and the socialists in the Senate and Congress on this and many other issues that they are trying to force upon the American public?

There are a few instances where groundswell opposition has occurred on the internet and has stopped legislation and policies from being forced upon the masses.

The first to come to mind was during the Bush Administration and the “illegal Amnesty” bill that was being proposed and was considered to be imminent. People from around the country got onto their computers, en masse, and emailed their elected representative to say NO. It stalled after they got the message loud and clear.

The second that comes to mind was also during the Bush administration that would have sold our port security to a firm out of Dubai. Once again, people powered up their computers to send another resounding NO. Once again our feckless leaders got the message.

The ability for Americans to communicate (especially with the advent of Twitter) with each other in opposition to our elected leaders wishes frightens them. Likewise, the opposition voices that will be silenced through this bill frightens us.

Without the MSM to allow the “Taxed Enough Already” to spread like wildfires through dry and brittle brush, the internet has been the fuel for this fire. Since the time of Santelli’s rant of holding one tea party in Chicago has now grown to just about 2,000 cities across America. The lion share of those gatherings will be held on the symbolic day of April 15 (tax day).

Let’s hope that the internet is still around if we need to defeat this power grabbing control of the internet. If we lose our voice and ability to communicate, we have lost big time……..

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Making a strong case out of circumstantial evidence

Before I get into the meat of this article I wish for the readers to keep the following in mind:

Broadway Bank of Chicago (which financed Gold Coast shown to the left)

On April 2, 2009 a 19 count indictment for “Federal Corruption charges alleging pervasive fraud” was returned against Rod R. Blagojevich and a circle of his closest aides and advisers by a “federal grand jury” according to a Press Release from the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Those who were indicted were Rod R. Blagojevich (Former Impeached Governor of Illinois), John Harris (Governor’s Chief of Staff since 2005), Alonzo Monk (long time associate of the Governor), Robert Blagojevich (Governor’s brother and chairman of his campaign fund), Christopher Kelly (Governors principal campaign fundraiser and also served as Chairman of the Governor’s campaign fund) and William F. Cellini, Sr., (raised significant funds for Blagojevich).

This indictment was the result of the arrest of the Governor and John Harris on December 9, 2008 as well as a culmination of previous investigations that had led to the arrests and convictions of Antoin (Tony) Rezko, Stewart Levine (who has already pleaded guilty and has cooperated with Federal Investigators) and attorneys Joseph Cari and Steven Loren (TRS outside counsel).

The case involves the corruption of two state regulatory boards. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Board Games,” by the Feds, began in December 2003, based on information supplied by an informant.

The name “Operation Board Games” was used because of the two Illinois State boards (Teachers Pension System, which administers pensions and benefits for all Illinois teachers except for those in Chicago, and the Health Facilities Planning Board, which approves all proposals for construction projects that involve medical facilities in Illinois) that were corrupted for monetary and political gain.

One of the main players in “Operation Board Games” who pleaded guilty was Stewart Levine who was appointed to both of the above boards by the Governor and was instrumental in the scheme, but more importantly was instrumental as the Governments star witness in the Rezko trial that resulted in his conviction.

As a result of Levine receiving a plea deal he had to cooperate in the US Attorneys investigation on all fronts concerning the corruption and graft occurring in the State of Illinois that he (Levine) was involved with. One of those cases that did not involve the two State Boards mention above did involve a different Board that Levine sat on. The testimony he gave regarding that case led to the arrest and finally the guilty plea of longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Vrdolyak.

“On May 10, 2007, Vrdolyak was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors later added additional wire fraud charges, and the final indictment included a total of eight counts. The case centered around property that was sold by the Chicago Medical School. The key witness against Vrdolyak was to be Stuart Levine, a partner in the alleged scheme. Prosecutors charged that Vrdolyak and Levine devised a scheme to use Levine's position on the school's board to steer the $15 million sale of a school building to Smithfield Properties - a developer with ties to Vrdolyak. It was alleged that the two arranged a $1.5 million kickback from Smithfield to Vrdolyak in return for Levine's support.” – ABC news link above,0,1587042.story

So why do I bring up this unrelated case and how does it relate to Obama (remember “Broadway Bank of Chicago)?

Just as Obama has always managed to be connected to Blagojevich controversy by a spiderweb of associations with many of the players while keeping himself at arms length from scrutiny by pledging only cursory contact and always denying any intimate knowledge of the conspiracy, it still haunts him as “guilt by association” accusations.

These are the types of accusations that have allowed him to demonize those who link him to most of those involved in the controversy in one way or another.

For instance, Tony Rezko sold the Obama’s their Hyde Park home and Obama dismissed it as just “a bone head thing to do” and only saw Rezko occasionally. Keep in mind that Rezko has been convicted of his crimes that are now reaching to the former Governor of Illinois (who Obama served in the “inner circle” of Blagojevich’s first election campaign in 2002 and again in 2006 re-election).

But we know that Obama has had a long time relationship (personal) that spanned back to his college days when Rezko first offered him a job. This job offered was spurned by Obama (or was it?) and instead went to work, directly out of college, for Allison Davis at the law firm of Davis Miner Barnhill.

We now know that Allison Davis eventually left the firm to form a company with Rezko (New Kenwood, LLC).
We also know that Obama had written letters in 1998 to “Housing Officials” in support of a proposed apartment building for Senior Citizens located four blocks outside Obama’s district that favored the Rezko-Davis project.

Alex Giannoulias and Obama.

In 2006, after Barack Obama vouched/endorsed him, Alex Giannoulias was elected Illinois State Treasurer. Alex Giannoulias and his family own Broadway Bank (a reputed mob bank) that has other ties to Obama, besides the endorsement he gave Giannoulias in 2006. Broadway was the bank that controlled Obama’s 2004 Senate Campaign funds as well as the bank that loaned the money for his Obama’s first townhouse in 1997 (then Rezko sold the Obama’s his mansion). In the run-up to Obama’s 2004 Senatorial campaign, Broadway Bank pledged to put $1MM of the family’s money into his coffers.

The case I mentioned above that netted guilty pleas from Levine and Vrdolyak for the “Gold Coast” purchase and kickback scheme was developed by a company called “The Prime Group” and Broadway bank had loaned ($9MM) part of the financing of that development. In addition, “The Prime Group” gave a $25,000 donation to Giannoulias campaign fund one month prior to getting the $9 million dollar loan.

"It's a beautiful building," said Michael W. Reschke, chairman and CEO of The Prime Group.

So, here we have Stuart Levine who is tied to the hip with Blagojevich in the Operation Board Games and is also tied to Gold Coast who has ties to Giannoulias who has ties to Obama who has ties to Broadway Bank who has ties to Tony Rezko and Allison Davis. This is a spider-web indeed!

Broadway bank is also the bank of Tony Rezko. In May 2008 a felony arrest warrant was issued in Nevada that claims Rezko wrote checks (for gambling debts) to Caeser’s palace totaling $250,000 and $200,000 to Bally’s (all of which bounced) and the bank account that these checks were written just happened to be Broadway Bank.

Though it does not appear that Obama will be, or is currently a target of investigation in the Operations Board games prosecution or the “Blogojevich Senate Seat bidding” case regardless of his many ties to all the major players, he will probably see some heat with his ties to Broadway bank and his townhouse and possibly his Rezko Mansion deals.

It is ironic that Obama will probably go unscathed in the “Board games” prosecution because Obama contributed a great deal that allowed it to happen. I speak of Obama’s Illinois Senate role when he pushed through the legislation that reduced the number of Illinois Health Facilities Planning board from 15 down to 9 that allowed Blagojevich to pack the board with a majority of 5 to control it. The majority of those 5 members gave heavily to Obama’s campaign after they were appointed by Blagojevich.

In addition to facilitating this change of Board membership through legislative means that utilized Obama’s position on the Committee responsible for the review of the legislation, he was also tasked with vetting the 5 candidates (including Levine) during the “confirmation hearings” of Blagojevich’s picks which sailed through the Illinois Senate. Obama was one of the first recipients of “tainted kickback money” from Operation Board games when he received $20,000 from a bank account held by the pizza business Rezko owned.

Obama wants the public to believe that his associations were merely circumstantial and random in nature but, like the “Fibonacci Sequence”, it is a pattern that is detectable if you look at all the evidence that is being amassed that appears random in the singular but collectively paints a true sequence of events that is interrelated.

Obama, Blagojevich, Emanuel, Rezko, Giannoulias, Allison Davis, Valerie Jarrett, Robert Harris, William Cellini, Sr., Broadway Bank, Campaign Contributions followed by political appointments, political endorsements followed by campaign contributions, land deals and kickbacks.

According to Evelyn Pringle’s article “Barack Obama – Subplots of Operation Board Games states “for instance - Fortunee Massuda, another participant identified in the “pay-to-play” schemes, contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich compared to $2,000 to Obama.

Michel Malek, another participant, threw $25,000 to Blagojevich and $10,500 to Obama.

Ali Ata, another guy listed as a co-schemer in one indictment, was made executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority, and he contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich and $5,000 to Obama.

Jay Wilton, identified by prosecutors as a major contributor to Blagojevich, is the owner of Wilton Partners, a construction company in California. He donated $50,000 to Blagojevich shortly after his firm cinched an $83 million contract with the state to refurbish the Illinois tollway’s oasis rest stops. Wilton also gave $5,000 to Obama.

Joe Cari donated $15,000 to Blagojevich but only gave $1,335 to Obama.

A trial exhibit produced by an FBI agent, identifies major contributors who donated $1.43 million to Blagojevich between 2001 and 2004.

The Chicago Sun-Times compared the exhibit to government campaign records on Obama and found he received more than $220,000 from many of the same donors between 2001 and 2004.

John Roger, the head of Ariel Capital, an investment firm that ended up with major money from the pension funds, is on the FBI’s summary of Blagojevich’s top contributors. He also gave Obama $25,000.

Rogers is a member of the finance committee for Obama’s presidential campaign. Rogers also served on the campaign finance committee for Obama’s US Senate run with Tony and Rita Rezko, Allison Davis, and Myron “Mike” Cherry.Mike Cherry is listed in the indictment for the pay-to-pay schemes and the FBI shows he gave Blagojevich $25,000 in 2003.

Daniel Mahru, a major player in the Chicago slumlord racket, has reportedly flipped in the Board Games case and is cooperating with the prosecution. He is the owner of Automatic Ice Company, which donated $10,000 to Blagojevich. Mahru gave $5,000 to Obama.

Attorney, Jack Carriglio, contributed $25,000 to Blagojevich and was appointed to the TRS Board. He also gave $1000 to Obama.”

One thing is clear, Obama has brought his “Chicago A Game to Washington, DC”. Hopefully, his web of deceit will ensnare him in a legal web of intrigue that will result in becoming neighbors once again with Rezko, this time in an adjoining prison cell.