Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Democrats throw ACORN under the bus, SEIU is now driving that bus!

When the ACORN sting video’s surfaced ACORN began its death spiral. It is like rats leaving a sinking ship when democrats and Governmental institutions cut or severed their relationships with the organization.

The House and Senate, Census Bureau, IRS and Bank of America all led the charge with visible press coverage of the mass exodus. There is a chorus of Americans singing this praise but they should stop, take a breath and open their eyes because even though ACORN is now qualified to receive “hospice” benefits their sister organization has remained intact and poised to step into the voids that ACORN has created. This organization is the SEIU!

The chorus now needs to focus on this entity to ensure they do not move into the “funding slot” of taxpayer money. The chorus needs to understand, as many do, that ACORN and the SEIU were both founded by the same man – Wade Rathke. The chorus needs to understand that ACORN and the SEIU literally share the same corporate address and more importantly ACORN and the SEIU are one in the same at every level. They are not separated by ideology nor by money as both commingle funds and specific purposes into one giant Gordian knot of corruption and crime.

I have written that this past Sunday, Obama said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos ““Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money” and he will live to regret these words because just as ACORN and the SEIU are tied to the hip, so is Obama with the two. Obama has repeatedly tried to distance himself from ACORN as just a minor and passive relationship ever since the Democratic Presidential Primaries and throughout the Presidential election campaign. The reality of their relationship is anything but passive as we know that Obama went to work for ACORN directly out of college, he has represented ACORN in 2 lawsuits to force the “Motor voter laws” enactment and even trained their senior management in community organizing tactics.

As Obama proclaims his distance and ignorance the truth is another matter as it was just learned that his appointee to the White House Political Director (the same post that Karl Rove held under the Bush Administration) is a long time ACORN political director under Bertha Lewis (ACORN CEO) and long term registered lobbyist for the SEIU. Patrick Gaspard has intentionally remained out of the press spotlight for obvious reasons – Obama did not want you to know his background with ACORN and SEIU.

With Gaspard running the “political” aspect of the Obama Whitehouse it gives ACORN and SEIU the President’s ear at all times. It may take a little time before the connections are made in the MSM (ala Van Jones) and the information will have to be related by Conservative alternative media sources in the interim, but it will eventually.

Obama and the Democrats are playing “three card monte” with the ACORN controversy as they realize they are now akin to a toxic waste dump. They are throwing ACORN under the bus because they have SEIU up their sleeve to fill the bill (no pun intended).

History - Obama/ACORN/SEIU Wade Rathke (one man, founded two organizations, one philosophy):

The American pushback on Obamacare with town hall meetings is the first that comes to mind. When Obama briefed Democratic lawmakers prior to the August recess he stated “If you get punched, punch back twice as hard” and sent SEIU to the Democrats aid by posing as town hall participants (you remember the purple shirts). It also seems as though they took the Presidents words quite to heart as the day after his briefing four SEIU members assaulted a lone town hall protester who was handing out “don’t tread on me” flags to participants.

SEIU gave the Obama campaign $85 million dollars and was rewarded with the hiring of dual ACORN/SEIU member Patrick Gaspard as well as Andy Stern who is one of the framers of the Obamacare spearhead.


During the campaign Obama raised $750 million of which it was reported that $426.9 million came from “foreigners” and individuals that have yet to be identified over the internet.



SEIU under investigation for possible election fraud crimes:

ACORN Independent Advisory Council, what is it? It is the vehicle for which ACORN plans to defend its image due to the recent video sting operation. The council will advise and hand select an “independent auditor” for ACORNs internal investigation. According to Politico.com “The advisory council includes John Podesta, head of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank; Andrew Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union; and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.


Andy Stern is the international president of SEIU and is also an ACORN “Independent Advisory Council Member”. This is yet another example of the two organizations being tied to the hip and inside the Obama Administration. Stern held a press conference denouncing those who attack ACORN:

“"Let's be clear who we are talking about -- call them attack dogs, call them Teabaggers, call them Glenn Beck -- these are the same folks who cheered the policies that crashed our economy. Who make up lies about death panels to try to kill healthcare reform. Who scream about democracy while denying workers a voice on the job. Who target anyone who poses a threat to a status quo that for too long has rewarded greedy CEOs while leaving people who work out in the cold.
"This is not the America we believe in.
"Their lies, their stunts and their smears will not silence us. ....
Does this man sound as though he will actually pick an outside auditor that will be fair?

The other member to the advisory council is John Podesta (Obama’s Transition Team Vice Chairman) who runs the Soro’s funded “Center for American Progress”. The Center for American Progress have been coordinating ACORN’s public defense since the trouble began over the summer.


Does this man sound as though he will actually pick an outside auditor that will be fair?

This internal audit that was called together by ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis reminds me of another “internal audit” that the new Obama Administration had to convene in the wake of the “Blagojevich” Senate Seat investigation. Both of these internal investigations (ACORN and White House) had one name prominently appearing in both – Andy Stern. Though Stern was not considered, at the time, to be a White House Staff member under investigation it was found that he was knee deep in discussing the Senate Seat with the embattled ex-governor. In exchange for naming Valerie Jarrett to replace Obama in the Senate, Andy Stern would give a coveted position at “Change to Win” an SEIU affiliate. This is according to the charges against Blagojevich.


With all the eyes on ACORN and the speed everyone is abandoning them it is prudent to keep the eye on the other ball in play -- ACORN surrogate twin SEIU!

Fortunately there are some members in Congress doing just that.


Monday, September 28, 2009

"could cause grave damage to our national security.", Oklahoma City Bombing documents refused release!

The two men who were caught tried and convicted of the Oklahoma City bombing. One is serving a life sentence, the other executed. After years of FOIA requests for video footage of the actual bombing from multiple "private business video cameras" that were mounted at various angles have been released to the public.

There is a problem though as there are blank spots on the video (all of them) that would show the truck pulling in front of the building and don't come back on until 9:02 directly after the blast.

This is too much a coincidence for all of the cameras to have malfunctioned simultaneously.

So, when conspiracy theories exists about our government ala Kennedy Assasination and now this, it is not hard to understand how they grow legs and gain traction.

Obama's Karl Rove, White House Political Affairs Director is from ACORN

So Obama told the world that he wasn't following the unfolding ACORN scandal until he finally did and acknowledged that it merits an investigation, but is not and should not be something that rises to the level of national importance!

After much digging into a relative unknown White House Political Affairs Director it was found that he has long standing ties to none other than current ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis when Patrick Gespard was ACORN Political Director (New York) under her from 1994 through 2008.


The revelation of this fact means that ACORN has the President's ear to whisper into!

In an article written by Erick Erickson for RedState, the Obama, Lewis, Gespard relationship is laid out in detail.


According to WhoRunsGovernment:


When Obama was interviewed by George Stephanopoulis and said “Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.” -- will be words that he will regret he spoke!

Obama – what we now know!, The lid of the box of his past is opening wider!

So, we are “birthers”! A clever moniker utilized by the socialists to paint those who distrust the story Obama has painstakingly created with four books in order to feed the American electorate for consumption. In addition, since before the election, the man who promised us (the American Public) an openness and transparency rivaled by no others has kept his past secrets under tight seal and has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep them under lock and seal.

Those who have helped him achieve the lofty political offices he has held are under a fine microscope, or are currently awaiting sentencing for a myriad of crimes that funded his, as well as many Democrats political campaigns.

Since before taking the office of the President of the United States, Obama and his supporters have gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the lid on the “Pandora’s box” known as the life of Barrack Obama (aka Barry Sotero).

The only real and tangible information that describes Obama to us came from his own words, or did they? We now know “Dreams of my Father” wasn’t written by Obama but by the man who “just lived down the block” – Bill Ayers.

In this book, we now know that timelines that are described by Obama when referring to Barrack Obama, Sr. don’t add up. Obama states in the book that Obama Sr., abandoned little Barrack and his mother two years after his birth. Investigative evidence that was pulled from the college records of the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington reveal that it was two weeks after his birth, his mother (without the father) enrolled in classes in Seattle. In fact, Barrack Obama, Sr., never lived under the same roof at all during the time of marriage.

When the information came to light, during the Presidential campaign that Barrack Obama was a close friend of Bill Ayers, his handlers as well as himself brushed them aside with a nonchalance that described their relationship as “just a guy who lives in my neighborhood that I have seen a couple of times”. We now know that this relationship was deep and troublesome due to the revelation that Obama announced his “Illinois” Senate Campaign in his living room. We now know that the two sat on multiple non-profit organizations together.

We also know that Bill Ayers started his “homegrown terror roots” in the SDS and then subsequently the “Weathermen Underground” when Obama was 4 years old. We now know that another SDS member and cohort of Bill Ayers (Wade Rathke) went on to found the organizations we call ACORN and the Service Employees International Union. Both of which were instrumental in the rise of the “unknown” yet charismatic Obama.

When the recent revelations came to light about ACORN and the undercover sting of two twenty-something’s Obama once again acted as though he knew little of them. This soft denial is in spite of the fact that we now know that the first thing Obama did directly out of college was to go to work for ACORN as a community organizer (which he touted as his qualifications to lead this country). It was also learned that Obama, as an attorney represented ACORN in a lawsuit they brought to force the “motor vote” law in the State of Illinois.

During the campaign Obama, in order to quell rumors of a possible foreign birth or a possibility that he was not a “natural born citizen of the United States” trotted out a COLB from the State of Hawaii to prove otherwise.

At the Democrat National Convention was held and Obama was chosen to be their number one candidate there were multiple lawsuits already filed to address the citizenship issue. To this day, those challenges were swatted down as “frivolous”. We now know that the DNC knew that their candidate was not “constitutionally qualified” to run let alone hold the office of President of the United States of America. Recent documents have surfaced as a result of FOIA demands on the DNC to obtain their “certification documents” showing Obama to be constitutionally qualified. These are the documents that are required to be submitted to each and every state for the Electoral College to rely upon that the candidate put forward has been vetted and qualified. When the documents were finally released, by way of lawsuit, it was found that the DNC had two separate documents signed and notarized for Obama and Biden. One had the “constitutional eligible” language and the other omitted this specific language? Upon further investigation, we now know that 49 of the States did not receive the DNC document with the “constitutional eligible” language and only the State of Hawaii received the one that did?

This means that the Electoral College certified the election without the absolute certainty that Obama was eligible to hold the office.

When Obama released to the press with much fanfare his COLB it solidified the belief from those who support Obama that he, in fact, was born on US soil and solidified those in opposition that the matter did not clarify anything of the sort due to the laws of Hawaii that allow a COLB to be issued for “foreign births” and the COLB only show that a long form is held in their vaults.

In order to quell these rumors, the Director of Hawaii’s Health and Human Services held two press conferences stating and certifying that Obama’s long form was indeed in their vaults and then announced later that she had viewed the documents and emphatically stated he was born in Hawaii.

We now know that under the laws of the State of Hawaii that if any person within the Government researches any files in order to release a public statement, as she did, then the documents utilized in the research (Obama’s Birth Certificate) have to be made public and that anyone (and the law spells out specifically – anyone) has the legal right to review those documents to prove the veracity of the public statement made.

On October 5, 2009 (one week from today) a “motion hearing” is scheduled to take place in the only case to date that has progressed this far on the Obama eligibility subject. The government lawyers are asking the Judge to dismiss the case on a myriad of technical legal grounds (none of which address the core constitutional issues). The Judge has promised that the case will be heard on its merits and appears to be headed for trial (save the governments success at the motion to dismiss) on January 26, 2010.

If the government fails to have the case dismissed then the plaintiffs will be granted expedited discovery which will include Obama’s long form BC from Hawaii, all of his college transcripts, personal billing records when he was an attorney, passport files and his files from Harvard Law School review job.

The real question that will be on everyone’s mind is “What will we know”!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Is Obama in a coma?

The Audacity of Unawareness
September 22nd, 2009

Surely he wasn’t unaware of all those people

The Audacity of Unawareness

Barack Obama , through his spokesman, claimed that he was unaware of the tax day tea parties. Granted, the main stream media has done a good job in suppressing any sort of coverage ahead of time (and the little coverage they did provide was derisive at best)… but how out of touch is the Community Organizer in Chief, really?
This much.
- He was unaware that he was attending a church (for 20 years) with a racist pastor who hates America .
- He was unaware that he was family friends with, and started his political career in the living room of, a domestic terrorist.
- He was unaware that he had invested in two speculative companies backed by some of his top donors right after taking office in 2005.
- He was unaware that his own aunt was living in the US illegally.
- He was unaware that his own brother lives on pennies a day in a hut in Kenya .
- He was unaware of the AIG bonuses that he and his administration approved and signed into a bill.
- He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Commerce was under investigation in a bribery scandal.
- He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services was a tax cheat.
- He was unaware that the man he nominated to be his Secretary of the Treasury was a tax cheat..
- He was unaware that the man he nominated to be the U.S. Trade Representative was a tax cheat.
- He was unaware that the woman he nominated to be his Chief Performance Officer was a tax cheat.
- He was unaware that the man he nominated to be #2 at the Environmental Protection Agency was under investigation for mismanaging $25 million in EPA grants.
For the love of God, there are people in comas that are more aware of world affairs than this smooth talking, idiot…

Your Friend in Freedom,

David Smithey
Campaign For Liberty
Rally Institute

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Giving Obama, Pelosi & MOVEON.org the finger, Pelosi warns violence from angry right wing rhetoric!

You saw recently House Speaker Nanci Pelosi get up in front of the cameras and openly weep because she is fearful of 1970's (Harvey Milk) violence due to the angry right wing rhetoric against Obamacare.

I have already written a thread here on the violence that actually took place in San Francisco in the 1970's (which was all left wing radical violence).

There needs to be a finer point made here with her prognostications of right wing violence caused by angry words, but it needs to be leveled against the left, again.

On August 6, 2009 the White House held a strategy session for Democrat Congressional members who were about to go into recess for the summer and the session was how to regain control of the "health care" message which they were losing because of tea party town hall protests. This was in spite of a liberal aligned media.

Directly after the session the White House spokesman summed up the strategy that the President gave: "If you are punched, punch back twice as hard"!

That news sound bite of the President strategy, like I said, was on August 6.


One day later the punches started to fly when SEIU thugs beat a tea party protester outside of a rally. It was unprovoked (by the recipient, but provoked by the Presidents words)!


Less than 30 days later, the President's words of advice again provoked violence from his minions, this time from a crowd of MOVEON.org members resulting in a protestor finger being bitten off. He litterally gave MOVEON the finger.


So, when a teary eyed socialist queen from San Francisco talks of the fear of violence from the right, she should look to her own ideologues from the left -- including those she referred to from the 1970's!

Racism and ACORN -- Democrats everywhere decry racism is rampant!

When Barrack Obama, the first African American to be elevated to the President of the United States it was to be the salve on the gashing, festering wound of racism that has supposedly been alive and well here.

Leaders from across the world as well as news agencies heralded the feat of the historic proportions as nearly impossible yet promising in all its splendor and possibilities that if the American public could vote for an African American then it was proof positive that she has “turned a gigantic corner” in race relations.

Now, a little more than 8 months into this “historic feat”, why are there so many of the left, with their MSM megaphones screaming racism louder than ever? I find it extremely ironic that those on the left that have cried racism in the echo chambers of the MSM (Nanci Pelosi, Harry Reid, Jimmy Carter and scores of other political democrat elites) fail to mention or remind us that the “tea party protests” were born on the liberal MSM channel CNBC went host Rick Santelli, on February 19, 2009 (less than 30 days into the newly elected African American Presidency) called for a tea party live from the Chicago Stock Exchange floor no less. The so-called racist fuelled tea party protests were born by a democrat aligned news channel by a democrat and the MSM staying “true to form” immediately labeled the outburst a “Rant”! Santelli was outraged that there was a possibility that he (as well as other responsible Americans) would have to pay his neighbors mortgage.


When the idea caught on and protestors started echo Santelli’s outrage with the mortgage bailout idea the calls of racism emerged as the cause de jour. The latest call of racism came from Ex-President Jimmy Carter who began by calling out the “Joe Wilson you lie” outburst and settling into a generalized, broad sweeping racist charge that all protestors against Obama is fuelled by racist harboring manifested into action.

For instance, the coverage of Jimmy Carters’ remarks as seen from across the pond (Telegraph UK) report:

“Jimmy Carter has claimed that many of Barrack Obama’s most vocal critics are racist and have been spurred into increasingly bitter attacks on his policies by their revulsion at the election of America’s first black president.”



The country has been in a “reality show-like” atmosphere ever since the first sting video at the Baltimore ACORN office. Bertha Lewis, CEO ACORN, has since come forward with similar cries of racism. In an attempt to deflect the tidal wave of her organizations despicable actions Bertha Lewis had the following to say:

According to Politico – “In the clip, she defends the organization and goes after James O'Keefe, suggesting there's a racial element to his getup, speaks to "what Mr. O'Keefe thinks that a black and brown organization would go for" and says he should "talk to his mother" about playing a pimp.”
The Roots of American Racism

According to many historians racism actually preceded “slavery” and is tied to the “New England Puritans of the 1600’s and the way they treated “native American Indians”. The African American culture ties current day racism to the “African American slave trade”.

The current atmosphere and the comments coming from those on the left who have labeled those in opposition to Obama and now the comments from ACORN are quite disturbing to say the least.

Where is the outcry from those on the left, especially the criticism against ACORN for their employees (who are admittedly “Blacks and Browns according to Bertha Lewis) actions in the promotion of underage sex slavery as it pertains to the sting motives?

Where is the outcry from women’s rights groups?

Where is the outcry from child advocacy groups?

Has our friends on the liberal side of the isle decided that it is unacceptable for Nike to employ children in third world countries to manufacture their shoes, but acceptable to employ slaves, female ones, in sex exploitation?

Has our friends on the liberal side of the isle decided that it is unacceptable for husbands to batter their wives and girlfriends, but acceptable to batter the female children in the acts of slave prostitution?

Has our friends on the liberal side of the isle decided that it was unacceptable to have plantation owners to buy and sell African Americans on the open market to build this country to what it is today, but acceptable to buy and sell underage female prostitutes for carnal pleasures? After all, ACORN is 70% blacks and browns.

Michelle Obama criticized the current healthcare in America as unfair to women but where is her voice when the very organization that swept herself into the White House has been promoting underage prostitution of girls the age of one of her own daughters?

So those who are screaming for the dismantling of ACORN as it is a disgusting criminal enterprise are now being labeled racist. Does this mean that those in the Senate and House that have recently voted to cut off funding unanimously racist?

If that is the standard then a better argument for Ms. Lewis of ACORN would have been to compare the racism that is rampant on the democrat side who voted yes to defund ACORN. One of those on the left who voted in the affirmative to defund on the democrat side was Robert Byrd, former KKK Grand Dragon. To compare this dynamic would have been a little more credible an argument, don’t you think?


Is Obama's Hawaiin birth records confidential?

We have seen the democrats in their support when it comes to Obama holding his Hawaiin birth records from the public. Those who have say that he has the legal right to keep his documents private irregardless of his Public office.

The Democrats also rely that the COLB that the Obama web had posted is the real deal and that the officials at the Hawaii dept of vital statistics have held 2 separate press conferences that support the COLB (though the press releases did not say whether the long form was actually foreign).

Voila -- case closed! No further documentation required and by the way anyone from that day forward that brings lawsuits suggesting otherwise wear tin foil "birther" hats!


A lawsuit is now pending to be filed, in the State of Hawaii to disclose the documents that the supported the "public statement" by Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health in July 2009. Foul cries Robair. Another birther with a tin foil cap!


It seems that once an official compiles information from their files that support a public statement, as Fukino did in July, then any person has the right, under Hawaiin law to demand the information that was relied upon for the statement to be released.

Hawaii revised statutes:


STANDING - (a personal favorite for liberal activist Judges to deny birther lawsuits rather than merits)

under the statute. The UIPA manual states:

Any person” may make a request for government records under part II, the Freedom of Information section of the UIPA. “Person” is defined broadly to include an individual, government agencies, partnerships and any other legal entities.

Under part II, a government agency generally may not limit access to public records based on who the requester is or the proposed use of the record.

Section 92F-12(15) states that the following must be released to the public:

(15) Information collected and maintained for the purpose of making information available to the general public;

On July 27, 2009 Hawaii Department of Health Director Fukino issued a press release which stated:

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai‛i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago.”

The Plaintiff (person bringing the De Novo proceeding) is known as "TerriK" at this point.

TerriK requested all information “collected and maintained” for the purposes of preparing the public statement made by Director Fukino as such information must be released according to the statute.

TerriK was interested in knowing how Director Fukino came to the conclusion that the President was a natural born citizen. She was familiar with Section 92F-12(15) which demands that all information collected and maintained for the purposes of making such a public statement be made public. She was denied that information despite the clear wording in the statute. Furthermore, the case law from Hawaii clearly demands production of the records TerriK requested.

Furthermore, Hawaii officials - upon denying TerriK access to information requested – were required by statute to inform her of a right to appeal by trial de novo in Hawaii circuit court. They failed to provide such guidance to her. Section 92F-15.5(cool.gif states:

(cool.gif… If the denial of access is upheld, in whole or in part, the office of information practices shall, in writing, notify the person of the decision, the reasons for the decision, and the right to bring a judicial action under section 92F-15(a). [L 1989, c 192, §1]

The OIP failed to notify TerriK of her right to a judicial appeal. Instead, the OIP simply told her that the decision to deny access was correct and that they could not help her any further.

§92F-15 Judicial enforcement.

(a) A person aggrieved by a denial of access to a government record may bring an action against the agency at any time within two years after the agency denial to compel disclosure.

(cool.gif In an action to compel disclosure the circuit court shall hear the matter de novo. Opinions and rulings of the office of information practices shall be admissible. The circuit court may examine the government record at issue, in camera, to assist in determining whether it, or any part of it, may be withheld.

© The agency has the burden of proof to establish justification for nondisclosure.

Please take note of subsection © above. The burden of proof is on the agency to establish justification for nondisclosure.

With respect to information collected by Director Fukino for purposes of making her July 27, 2009 press release (and other public statements), the burden cannot be overcome since the statute demands that such information be made public.

Please note that the information contained above came from Leo Donofrio, who brought one of the first legal challenges to Obama's eligibility to be president and unsuccessfully tried to get the U.S. Supreme Court to get involved at the time of the election.


President Obama – “I favor an investigation into ACORN”

When the President appointed Eric Holder as the Attorney General of the United States there was immediate and defined criticism coming from the right. The criticism was met with the normal “race card” charges as Holder is African American. The brunt of the criticism pointed to his political record under the Clinton Administration when he worked for Attorney General Janet Reno who had many instances of controversy that included the WACO raid to the midnight raid with armed ATF agents that seized Elian Gonzales at the point of automatic rifles from unarmed family members in Miami.

Eric Holder, as the Assistant Attorney General, was credited with the covert Presidential pardons of Marc Rich, 17 FALN terror members (that did not even want a pardon) and the release of two other terrorists from the Weathermen Underground.

I have written ad nauseum about this group (Weathermen Underground) and the fact that they were formed by SDS members that believed their own leadership was not violent enough in their activities and spun off from the SDS to become more violent. The early leadership of the Weather Underground, or the founders so to speak, were Bill Ayers and Wade Rathke (who went on to found two organizations we know today as ACORN and the SEIU).

So why do I bring up the history lesson of the SDS, Weathermen Underground and Eric Holder? I do so because our “dear leader” has indicated that he favors an investigation into ACORN and the man that we would presume to head this investigation would be the Attorney General who, in his recent past has worked hard to pardon the same fellow travelers who are at the heart of this organization we call ACORN.

In addition, at the time the Weathermen were bombing police stations and US Government buildings in their protests, did so with the political alignment to the “Black Panthers”. I also recall the recent Justice Department decision to drop the voter intimidation case that was won against the “New Black Panthers” in Philadelphia.

Can we trust Obama and his Justice Department to get to the pertinent facts against ACORN? This is why certain GOP Senate members who are calling for a RICO type investigation be done by a “special prosecutor” and not Eric Holder. Remarkably, when Obama declared on Sunday that he felt an investigation was warranted he did not say that he would actually act on this belief. In fact, he went on to clarify that ACORN was not something that was important to the nation at the time, as an issue.

We know that there are indeed many investigations being conducted against ACORN in many States for “Voter Fraud” (as many as 15). We also know that the Attorney General of Louisiana has issued subpoenas against ACORN for a wide ranging investigation that surrounds the $1MM embezzlement of ACORN funds by Dale Rathke (Wade Rathke’s brother) and subsequent cover up by ACORN Board members when they learned of the crime. The crime was uncovered during the Democratic Primaries in early 2008 and could have been a further embarrassment to Obama. ACORN attempted to cover the issue up and keep the knowledge from the public when they fired the Board members who were calling for criminal investigations be conducted. When the issue came to light, seven years had passed and Dale Rathke had repaid $210,000 of the $1MM and then a funny thing happened, the unpaid $800,000 balance was paid by an anonymous donor. Coincidently, the amount of the payment by the anonymous donor matched the amount owed and the payment received was around the same time period that Obama was caught paying $800,000 to Citizen Services, Inc. under a false FEC filing for “lighting, staging and advance work” to the ACORN affiliate which adds to the speculation that the anonymous donor was actually the Obama campaign in order to have the issue go away quickly.

A pattern of Deception:

Do you remember the “Obama Senate Seat” controversy when Rod Blagojevich was in discussions with Obama’s transition team? The Obama administration swiftly denied that neither he nor any members of his team had ANY discussions with the embattled Governor. The same day as the denial, someone had dug up an interview that David Axelrod conducted two weeks earlier where he admitted that many conversations were being held with the Governor over the impending appointment. This prompted the Administration to say that Axlerod misspoke, until it was found that the conversations were actually were recorded by the FBI.

Obama then announced that he was holding an internal investigation into whom and what conversations took place to see if any improprieties occurred. He appointed his long time friend and attorney Greg Craig to head the investigation and subsequent report on the findings. In the end Greg Craig exonerated the Obama White House of any wrongdoing.

Fast forward to Bertha Lewis, CEO ACORN and her call to hold an “internal investigation” to get to any wrongdoing by her company. It was announced that Attorney Scott Harshbarger (Former Massachusetts AG) would spearhead this internal investigation. The attorney firm that Harshbarger works for is Proskauer Rose, LLP.

What connects, besides the name Obama, Proskauer Rose, LLP and Greg Craig?

Both were bundlers of Obamas campaign contributions during the election.


The House and Senate have passed two separate bills that cut off funding for ACORN, yet until the two political bodies meet and hammer the text of a single bill ACORN will continue to receive our tax payer money!

When the President says, on national news stations that “ACORN is not the Nation’s highest priority” then I believe the writing is on the wall here. ACORN will continue to receive massive infusions of our taxpayer money!

Let’s not mince words here about ACORN and their protectors in the Senate, House and White House – “they feel invincible and untouchable” with Obama, Reid and Pelosi watching their backs as well as their normal MSM allies.

Let us take a look at our money here. Since 1993, ACORN has received $53 million dollars in direct taxpayer Federal Funds. In January ACORN was “made eligible” for $8.5 billion dollars when the “Stimulus” was passed. In addition, in March the House authorized ACORN to receive $1.5 billion dollars in “Stimulus slush funds”. Since the President took office in January, $10 billion dollars stand at the ready to transfer to this criminal and corrupt organization.

So, when Obama declares that an investigation is warranted and does not call on his Officials to initiate one I think we can declare – foul!

The ACORN issues must be pressed for full RICO investigation that should be held by an independent prosecutor (Holder cannot be relied upon for full and fair impartiality here as well as Obama as he is literally tied to ACORN on many fronts).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ACORN Investigation underway - Massively

Breaking news from Newsmax (9/17/09) -

Newsmax has received copies of two wide-ranging subpoenas issued last month by Louisiana investigators, demanding detailed internal ACORN documents and memoranda that could expose the inner workings of an organization that has been the focus of vote-fraud and other allegations in at least 12 states.

Among the subpoenas' demands: "All documents, records, agreements, and financial records detailing the theft of funds by Dale Rathke, including, but not limited to settlements, agreements, or other documentation detailing the agreement between Dale Rathke and any ACORN affiliated company for Dale Rathke to repay funds …"

Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN International President Wade Rathke, embezzled nearly $1 million from ACORN and its affiliated organizations in 1999 and 2000, according to a July 2008 New York Times report.

According to the Times, a small circle of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) leaders kept the incident quiet and did not alert law enforcement. Wade Rathke told the Times that ACORN had signed an agreement for restitution with Dale Rathke "in which his family agreed to repay the amount embezzled in exchange for confidentiality," the newspaper reported.

That investigators are specifically targeting documents related to the Dale Rathke incident suggests they are concerned about related malfeasance.

The subpoenas are the latest in an avalanche of trouble sweeping over the New Orleans-based organization.

A series of undercover videos taken by two enterprising young journalists depicted the apparent willingness of ACORN staffers to aid the establishment of a reputed child prostitution ring, as well as defraud the Internal Revenue Service.

Since then, ACORN has lost its role as a provider of services to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Senate voted 83-7 to block ACORN's access to Housing and Urban Development funding. On Wednesday, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger requested that the state attorney general conduct a "full investigation" of ACORN activities in the Golden State. And Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives followed the Senate's lead and voted to defund ACORN.

The ACORN subpoenas are breathtaking in scope, and include:

  • Minutes of all board of director meetings for ACORN, its affiliates, and "subsidiary entities" from 1998 to the present.

  • All W-2 income reports and 1099 tax filings issued by ACORN, and its affiliates. All notices of tax liens, whether state or federal, for non-remittance of withholding and excise taxes.

  • Organizational charts for ACORN and its affiliated organizations.

  • A list of all ACORN and ACORN-related entities under the control of either Wade or Dale Rathke from 1998 to the present.

  • All "documents, financial transactions, and records" that detail all funds received by Dale and Wade Rathke in any form, including loans, benefits, use of property, and deferred compensation, dating back to 1998.
  • All state and federal income tax returns since 1998, for ACORN and all of its related affiliates.

  • All required filings for non-profit tax exemptions for ACORN and its affiliates.

    The subpoena also orders ACORN to hand over "All internal memorandum, whether formal or informal, pertaining to any of the above items."

    In the subpoena, Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell cites several justifications for his department's investigation into alleged ACORN wrongdoing.

    He says in the filing that the probe began in June after former members of ACORN's board of directors filed a complaint alleging that ACORN violated a Louisiana statute regarding the filing of employee withholding taxes. They further complained that ACORN failed to report the Dale Rathke embezzlement to authorities; obstructed justice; and violated the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974.

    The subpoena also cites and quotes extensively from a July 2009 report issued by the House Committee on Oversight and Government titled "Is ACORN Intentionally Structured as a Criminal Enterprise?"

    Documents received by Newsmax indicate the Louisiana Attorney General also has subpoenaed a New Orleans bank for records related to the ACORN subsidiary that, according to the subpoena, "provides bookkeeping, accounting and other financial management services to ACORN and many of its affiliated entities."

    Just some of the documents that a judge has ordered must be turned over to investigators: Account signature cards, account applications, deposit slips, front and back images of all checks, monthly transactional statements, withdrawals, wire transfers, safe deposit records, trust of custodian agreements, canceled checks, bank checks, and travelers checks are

    According to Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund, ACORN has received an estimated $53 million in federal dollars since 1994. ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis stated last year on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor": "We comply with all laws everywhere."

  • Leave it to the Brits for the humor in the midst of tyranny

    "Interesting that a garish pimp suit and hooker’s outfit may help bring down this president from his rusty throne. It only took a stained blue dress to take down the last leftist."

    Was Obama ACORN's mystery donor?

    Innocent organizations do not fire innocent employees after fraudulent and bogus videos are release in the "court of public opinion" vs. a "court of law".

    Innocent organizations do not threaten to sue fraudulent and bogus video producers because they were not aware they were being taped, they threaten to sue based on the presumption of bogus and fraudulent material as being manufactured and shown as "freewheeling and spontaneous".

    Finally, after the second tape was released showing the "pattern" of corruption was not an isolated instance (as ACORN wants us to believe by their protestations of innocence after the first tape was released) it now devolves into a "conspiracy to cover-up" the initial crimes, which I believe Woodward and Berstein said it best during Watergate when they opined that the "cover-up is worse than the crime itself".

    Now, we (the public) are on our "fourth" taping of this rampant corruption of crime purpetrated by ACORN staff members and this latest is a doozy. The ACORN worker actually admits to killing her husband then "matter of factly" tells the undercover journalists that she will go across the street and threaten Mr. Green with his life if he divulges any of the conversation that they had together.

    So, let's take a look at his perspective of "innocent until proven guilty" which correct me if I am wrong, believe him to mean that the organization ACORN is not guilty of the crimes that their "low level" employees perpetuate.

    Never mind taking into account that ACORN has had many low level employees being investigated by the FBI and the Dept. of Justice on the "voter registration" side of their business. Here too, ACORN hierarchy maintains that these lower level employees were not "towing the company line" and were isolated instances of individuals trying to get paid for "padding their sheets" with the knowledge that ACORN frowns on this practice.

    The ACORN hierarchy is attempting to segregate themselves from the actions of their employees as if they are "squeaky clean" and a just and true non profit just looking out for the poor and disinfranchised. My reaction, or my counter to their (and Robairs) assertions of innocence is dispelled and disproved by the $1MM embezzlement from the organization by Dale Rathke (the Founder of ACORN and SIEU is Wade Rathke, Dales brother) and the subsequent cover up of that crime by Wade Rathke.

    per cnn:

    "Community organizing group ACORN, investigated this year for filing fraudulent voter registration forms, has fired two board members it had asked to investigate allegations that an ACORN founder's brother embezzled nearly $1 million."


    per NY Times:

    "The brother, Dale Rathke, embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000, Acorn officials said, but a small group of executives decided to keep the information from almost all of the group’s board members and not to alert law enforcement.

    Dale Rathke remained on Acorn’s payroll until a month ago, when disclosure of his theft by foundations and other donors forced the organization to dismiss him.

    “[b]We thought it best at the time to protect the organization, as well as to get the funds back into the organization, to deal with it in-house,” said Maude Hurd[/b], president of Acorn. “It was a judgment call at the time, and looking back, people can agree or disagree with it, but we did what we thought was right.”


    Here we have the President of ACORN covering up the crime of embezzlement because she thought it best to protect the organization. The "management handling" of the embezzlement was to have Dale Rathke pay $30,000 a year (from 2001 until 2008 when the embezzlement was no longer a secret he had repaid approx. $210,000) and as of 2008, an annonymous donor repaid the balance.

    Per NY Times dated July 9, 2008:

    “A donor has offered to give Acorn the rest of what the Rathkes owe, and an agreement to that effect should be finalized in coming days, Ms. Lewis said.”

    “But the fact that most of the handful of people who did not disclose the fraud when they learned of it eight years ago still work for Acorn or its affiliates concerns many of the group’s financial supporters.

    “We’ve told them that when the process is ended, we’ll have a look at it,” said Dave Beckwith, executive director of the Needmor Fund, which has given money to some of Acorn’s charity affiliates for at least 10 years and was contacted by the whistle-blower in May.”

    Per Michelle Malkin:

    The Ohio primary was March 4. According to FEC records, the Obama campaign paid Citizens Services Inc. $832,598.29, from Feb. 25 to May 17.

    A Trib analysis of campaign finance reports showed Obama paid CSI for services that stood out as unusual. For example, CSI received payments of $63,000 and $75,000 for advance work. Excluding the large payments to CSI, the average amount the Obama campaign spent with other organizations was $558.82 per check on more than 1,200 entries classified as advance work.

    Citizens Services Inc. is headquartered at the same address as ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans. Citizens Services was established in December 2004 to “assist persons and organizations who advance the interests of low- and moderate-income people,” according to paperwork filed in Louisiana. In a 2006 ACORN publication, Citizen Services Inc. is described as “ACORN’s campaign services entity.”


    Per NY Times:

    The amount Dale Rathke embezzled, $948,607.50, was carried as a loan on the books of Citizens Consulting Inc., which provides bookkeeping, accounting and other financial management services to Acorn and many of its affiliated entities.

    If the “loan” that CCI held on $948,607.50 was reduced by $210,000 (the amount that Dale Rathke was reported as paid from 2001-2008) then as of May 2008 (when the story broke) the balanced owed w/10% interest carried on the principle amount would be rougly $833,598.29.

    The amount that Michelle Malkin reported as being paid out of Obama campaign to CSI (another ACORN entity) was $832,598.29

    The difference between the two ACORN instances almost line up.


    During the Democrat campaign between OBAMA and the other Presidential hopefuls these two issues surfaced that only OBAMA and ACORN would suffer over, Obama because his name and reputation as a community organizer for ACORN in his early years was already an issue.

    When the embezzlement from ACORN was reported in MAY 2008 it coincides with the “fishy payment” out of “campaign funds of Obama. Was Obama the “donor” that paid ACORN balance of Dale Rathke to make the negative story go away that directly affected his chances at becoming President?

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    3rd ACORN office exposed by Pimp & Prostitute, This time, Brooklyn, NY

    The undercover sting operation took place in Brooklyn where at one point in the video James O'Keefe tells ACORN that Hannah is honest and the ACORN loan counselor tells him "honesty will not get you the home loan"!


    Here is the 3rd video:


    ACORN is suing both O'Keefe, Hannah and Fox News as well as seeking to get authorities to press criminal charges against them.

    Tom Harkin (D) states "silent majority" favor healthcare reforms

    Leave it to the spinmeisters of the left to justify their political suicide by making the absurd comment that Harkin just did.

    The "silent majority" is what got Bush elected over Gore and reelected over Kerry. The silent majority is not long silent as proven by the massive tea parties held around the country that culminated with the 1-2 million in Washington, DC. No siree, the silent majority is awake, angry, screeming and agitated.

    So, Harken say's that those who aren't awake, angry, screeming and agitated are the new "silent majority" and they are OK with Obamacare (funny how they can't quantify the silent majority anymore than they can quantify "3 million jobs saved" in the stimulus).

    Harken and the rest of the socialists can lie to themselves all they want on who is the majority that is or is against Obamacare, they know that if they go with "their phantom" silent majority they will be in the proverbial bread and unemployment lines with the rest of the angry majority.


    Sunday, September 13, 2009

    Obama: We will not tolerate any more fear mongering, Grandma won't die, illegals won't get insurance, blah, blah

    He opens his speech to the joint Congress with the above "fear factor" that Republicans are guilty of whipping up. Then he opens his own can of "fear" with the following:

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/rogersimon/#ixzz0Qvi1qZQH

    "I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am

    determined to be the last,” he said.

    Get ’er done. And get ’er done now.

    Why? Because the current system doesn’t work and it will only be worse in the future. “Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing,” Obama said and began a litany of gloom.

    “Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result. We know these things to be true.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/rogersimon/#ixzz0Qvhvu5g5

    The only problem with his own "litany of gloom" is that what he describes is what actually will happen if his legislation passes, not if we put the legislation on to the back burner or the trash heap where it belongs.

    Obama warns of use of scare tactics:


    The new motto for us in opposition will now be -- YOU LIE!

    This brings me to an unrelated topic of Joe Wilson being forced by the Democrats to stand up and issue an apolgy from the floor of the house. He should stand up and speak to all members of the House, Senate and the World and repeat his words -- YOU LIE! He should take his "admonishment as a badge of honor and watch just how fast he gets re-elected to his seat and regain the high ground on the debate of healthcare.

    The Democrats have always known Obama is not eligible, Again, Canada Free press finds the dirt and reports it!

    Six months after the elections are over, perserverence pays off. Canada free press, through the FOIA statutes have been relentlessly been pressing the DNC to disclose their "certification" of Barack Obama and Joseph Biden to be their representative elected to President and Vice President. When they finally received their coveted information they were stunned to not only find one certification, they received two.

    You have to check this out. I am curious to hear about forgeries and conspiracy theories now from Robair. The noose is tightening around the Usurper and his cohorts in election fraud crimes of the century.


    Orly Taitz back in court today, Captain Connie Rhodes, MD – No show

    Orly Taitz who was in the news earlier in the week with her stunning victory in the case against Barack Obama’s citizenship and qualification to be President was again in court today and again representing another active duty officer of the US Army challenging the deployment orders based on Obama’s Usurper status. The prior case that Taitz brought on behalf of Maj. Stefan Cook was also in front of the same Judge (Land) .


    According to the Ledger Enquirer news account – “Land tossed out Cook’s case in July. Land said the judicial branch shouldn’t inject itself into “political disputes” and shouldn’t get involved in hypothetical debates that haven’t yet become actual legal disputes.

    So, why has Judge Land made extra efforts to allow Ms. Rhodes her day in court, when he dismissed similar arguments that were presented in the Cook case?

    Again, according to the Ledger Enquirer - “Land made it clear he wanted to hear from Rhodes. “I am going to require her to appear, so I can ask questions of her,” Land said.
    The Rhodes complaint makes similar arguments.

    “Plaintiff ... submits and charges that the current de facto president is an illegal usurper, an unlawful pretender, an unqualified imposter ...” the complaint states. “(She) submits that she cannot lawfully act under his authority, but that she is being forced to do so without any opportunity or remedial avenue whatsoever.”

    So, again why is this different?

    The Cook case had the Army rescinding his orders and rendered the case moot. The Rhodes case had the Army refusing to allow her to go to Georgia today to attend the hearing under threat of a Courts Martial and imprisonment. The difference is that this time, Taitz was armed with the original Birth Certificate in hand to show proof of Obama’s deception.
    The embedded video of Taitz interview is in the linked article above. Even the news anchors interviewing Taitz commented on the Birth Certificate and how authentic it appears.

    "Democrats to America" -- We are smart!, We are the most technological bunch in history

    "We were told during the 2008 campaign that President Obama was the most technologically able candidate in our history. The Obama campaign ran commercials targeting John McCain's ignorance of the Internet. Obama was so connected that he wanted to keep using his BlackBerry from the Oval Office."

    And yet he couldn't get a single member of his administration to do a simple Google search on Van Jones!

    One last observation -- The "Green Jobs" Czar was the only job that was created in this position and guess what -- he too is now unemployed! Another job lost.

    The woman behind Van Jones “Green Czar” job referral, Valerie Jarrett’s (aka “Senate Candidate #1) radical roots

    Much has been reported in the last few days on the internet about the “sudden resignation” of Van Jones due to his radical past and speculation about just how many in the Obama Administration are just as radical.

    There has been one person in particular that seems to enjoy being able to fly “under the radar” and continue to enjoy anonymity and power within the Obama Administration but should be looked at with extreme wariness due to her own bouts with criminal acts and with associations with “communism” – Valerie Jarrett.

    It is easy to see why she has remained without intense scrutiny because her resume looks anything but solid.

    For instance, she earned her BA from Stanford University and then her JD from the University of Michigan Law School. In 1987, she was Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development in the Harold Washington (first African American elected to Chicago Mayor) administration. In addition, she was Deputy Chief of Staff in Mayor Daly’s administration (when in 1991 she hired Michelle Obama to work there). Then in 1992-1995 served as Chicago’s “Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development” when she was appointed “Chair of the Chicago Transit Board” from 1995 to 2005. Also in 1995 she was CEO of “The Habitat Company”. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Medical Center, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago and a Trustee of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Jarrett serves on the board of directors of USG Corporation, a Chicago based building materials corporation.

    Wow, what a resume!

    There is another reason why she continues to defy scrutiny, there are those out in the internet arena who are scrubbing any and all negative references to the scandal. For instance:

    Wikepedia page on Jarrett has no mention of anything remotely resembling a scandal. See here:


    See who changed the data on the page and when:


    When you hear about Valerie Jarrett you think about the Blagojevich “Senate Seat” (Obama’s seat) case where America was first introduced to her as the one discussed by Rahm Emanuel (when he denied even talking to Blagojevich) as the replacement that Barack Obama wanted the Governor to appoint.

    We heard that Ms. Jarrett was a long time friend of Obama and after the brouhaha over Jarrett’s name surfacing in the investigation she came out publicly and stated she did not want the seat and that she wanted to take a long time offer from Obama to the White House post she now resides in.

    During this touchy situation, we learned that Ms. Jarrett also worked with Michelle Obama in the Daly mayoral office and that she also gave the job that Michelle landed at Chicago Hospital. We also learned that Ms. Jarrett was found to have a business partnership with Tony Rezko on a real estate deal that eventually was condemned (it was for poor blacks housing).

    That was about all we knew, until now! Now the microscope is on her after the Van Jones implosion and the nation’s bloggers and conservative news are focusing on radicals occupying the White House positions of power. When the White House commented on the Jones resignation, it denied that they knew of his past. They did say that he was one of the Czars that “never filled out that pesky 64 questionnaire” that is 8 pages long!

    It did not take long for the bloggosphere to dig up a recent speech where Valerie Jarrett admitted that the White House (meaning Obama and his radical sycophants) has been following Jones ever since his Oakland days (which is where he began as a communist and thug). So there you have it, they knew who they were hiring and it was Jarrett who passed his name to Obama as the top candidate for the “Green Czar” position which Jones was rewarded with, for his radical views that the White House admires.

    From the time of the Blagojevich scandal involving Jarrett’s involvement and her subsequent hiring by the White House, she has laid low (under the radar) until the Jones ordeal.

    Finally, we learned that Obama was mentored (his high school senior year in Hawaii) by his parents longtime friend (only mentioned as “Frank” in Obama’s book) “Frank” Marshall Davis.

    What we now know of Jarrett.

    In 1983 she married the son of Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett and “Frank Marshall Davis” worked together in early 1940’s for the “Communist Party USA” before Davis moved to Honolulu and was investigated for his “Communist Party ties.

    According to WND – “Vernon Jarrett and Davis worked together in 1940 in a Communist Party-dominated organization, the Citizen's Committee to Aid Packing House Workers. The group's own correspondence, previously uncovered by the New Zeal blog, describes its communist influence. Many of its leaders were tied to the Communist Party.

    The pair also frequented the South Side Community Art Center, which was dominated by communists.

    In addition, Davis and Vernon Jarrett worked in the late 1940s on the communist influenced, black-run Chicago Defender newspaper.

    In 1948, Jarrett started a radio show, "Negro Newsfront," and went on to become the Chicago Tribune's first black syndicated columnist.

    A Washington Post obituary of Jarrett notes he "stoked the political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the city's first African-American mayor, Harold Washington."
    "Vernon Jarrett was a key influence in Washington's decision to run for the Chicago mayoralty and remained a key supporter through his four-year tenure," the newspaper reported.

    It was in “Harold Washington’s” Mayoral office that Valerie got her political feet wet. She stayed on the Mayors office when Daly took office and in 1991 gave Michelle Obama her first job in Daly’s office (when she was just engaged to a young Barack Obama).

    So, connecting dots:

    Obama and Valerie Jarrett have the following people in common:

    Tony Rezko – Valerie Jarrett and Rezko were partners on Real Estate Deals in Chicago. Obama bought his house from Rezko. Rezko is currently awaiting sentencing from the trial for his role in Operation Board Games and Obama drafted (as an Illinois Senator) and Chaired the legislation that allowed Rezko to “pack” the boards which he is now been convicted of. Rezko is also the insider confidante (and chief fundraiser) of both Obama and Rod Blagojevich (who is currently awaiting trial for the attempted selling of Obama’s vacated Senate Seat) in which Jarrett’s name came up as the candidate Obama wanted Blagojevich to fill.

    Note: Obama is incidentally tied to both crimes with Blagojevich, first is the act as Senator and the legislation he crafted that allowed the crime to occur in Operation Board Games and second, Obama wished for Blagojevich to appoint his vacant seat to Jarrett. Keeping in mind that when Blagojevich was first arrested and Jarrett’s name surfaced, Rahm Emanuel denied that anyone from Obama’s camp had any conversations with Blagojevich about her candidacy (and subsequently we have learned they had extensive conversations). Finally, when Rezko sold the property to Obama (while he was under investigation for the crimes he was ultimately convicted of) we heard that “this isn’t the Tony Rezko that I knew” -- just like sitting in Rev. Wright pews for 20 years and heard that “I never heard any of those sermons”.

    Van Jones: Valerie Jarrett is the point person who recommended and boasted that the White House has followed Jones since his days in Oakland.

    Note: White House spokesman Gibbs denied that they were aware of Jones radical background and statements. Now we find the press conference of Jarrett when she announced Jones appointment stating they knew him all along.

    “Frank” Marshall Davis: Obama mentor and political counselor. Valerie Jarrett married into a communist family who was active with Wright during his rise in the communist ranks.
    In order to hide the identity of “Frank”, Obama only referenced him in his book lovingly as the “grandfatherly Frank”.

    I have always believed that Obama, Emanuel & Jarrett have been up to their necks in the “Senate Seat” conspiracy with Blagojevich. This was my own conclusion from the start after David Axelrod made conflicting statements about the level of talks that were taking place between the Obama camp and the office of the Governor.

    I believe also with the conviction of Rezko and the subsequent delay in his sentencing on the “pay for play” issue that Rezko will roll on Blagojevich and even possibly Obama himself. But as criminal conspiracies go, you start with a low level conspirator and work your way up the chain (which is what they are doing by going after Blagojevich based on the cooperation from Rezko).

    The only person that Blagojevich can roll on (up the chain so to speak) is Obama. This bears out because of the “veiled threats” that Blagojevich has made during his impeachment proceedings when he said he would call Obama, Jarrett and Emanuel as witnesses.

    “An attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked a panel of Illinois state lawmakers who are considering impeaching the embattled governor to subpoena two of President-elect Barack Obama’s top aides.

    The attorney, Ed Genson, requested that incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and longtime Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett testify before the 21-member panel.” – Newsday December 2008


    Now, just yesterday (and the same day of Blagojevich’s book tour and the guilty plea from a conspirator, Kelly) Blagojevich again made the threat that he would call Jarrett, Emanuel and possibly Obama to testify at his June 2010 trial.

    So, with the upcoming trial over Obama’s status of citizenship and Blagojevich impending trial it appears that the Valerie Jarrett issue will see the light of day. Here is hoping that Blagojevich doesn’t wait until the eve of his trial to cut a deal to give up Obama.


    Democrat pundit explains Obama mistakes, This article is indicative of what the moderate democrats mood is!

    Here is the article in its entirety, but I will paste excerpts below from Camille Paglia on Salon.com:

    I will paste her 1st article from August and her most recent September article below it:



    Excerpts: August Article

    "Having said that, I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus for domestic policy. When will heads start to roll? It's rumored that the White House counsel may be booted, following Michelle Obama's chief of staff, and I hope it's a harbinger of things to come."

    "Obama seems to be surrounded by juvenile tinhorns, bumbling mediocrities and crass bully boys."

    "But who would have thought that the sober, deliberative Barack Obama would have nothing to propose but vague and slippery promises -- or that he would so easily cede the leadership clout of the executive branch to a chaotic, rapacious, solipsistic Congress? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom I used to admire for her smooth aplomb under pressure, has clearly gone off the deep end with her bizarre rants about legitimate town-hall protests by American citizens. She is doing grievous damage to the party and should immediately step down."

    "The president is promoting the most colossal, brazen bait-and-switch operation since the Bush administration snookered the country into invading Iraq with apocalyptic visions of mushroom clouds over American cities."

    "Face it: Virtually all nationalized health systems, neither nourished nor updated by profit-driven private investment, eventually lead to rationing."

    "How is it possible that Democrats, through their own clumsiness and arrogance, have sabotaged healthcare reform yet again? Blaming obstructionist Republicans is nonsensical, because Democrats control the White House and both Houses of Congress."

    "No, the airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan -- it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves."

    "And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob"

    "The ethical collapse of the left was nowhere more evident than in the near total silence of liberal media and Web sites at the Obama administration's outrageous solicitation to private citizens to report unacceptable "casual conversations" to the White House. If Republicans had done this, there would have been an angry explosion by Democrats from coast to coast. I was stunned at the failure of liberals to see the blatant totalitarianism in this incident, which the president should have immediately denounced. His failure to do so implicates him in it."

    "This is in fact what Sarah Palin hit on in her shocking image of a "death panel" under Obamacare that would make irrevocable decisions about the disabled and elderly. When I first saw that phrase, headlined on the Drudge Report, I burst out laughing. It seemed so over the top! But on reflection, I realized that Palin's shrewdly timed metaphor spoke directly to the electorate's unease with the prospect of shadowy, unelected government figures controlling our lives."

    "Quite frankly, the president gives little sense of direct knowledge of medical protocols; it's as if his views are a tissue of hearsay and scattershot worst-case scenarios."

    "Obama made the terrible gaffe of declaring that, even without his knowing the full facts, Cambridge, Mass., police had acted "stupidly" in arresting a friend of his, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Obama's automatic identification with the pampered Harvard elite (wildly unpopular with most sensible people), as well as his insulting condescension toward an officer doing his often dangerous duty, did serious and perhaps irreparable damage to the president's standing."

    "Both Gates and Obama mistakenly assumed that the original incident at Gates' house was about race, when it was about class. It was the wealthy, lordly Gates who committed the first offense by instantly and evidently hysterically defaming the character of the officer who arrived at his door to investigate the report of a break-in."

    Excerpts: September article:

    "most Democrats seemed frozen in suspended animation, not daring to criticize the Obama administration's bungling of healthcare reform lest it give aid and comfort to the GOP. Well, that ice dam sure broke with a roar. Dissident Democrats found their voices, and by late August even the liberal lemmings of the mainstream media, from CBS to CNN, had drastically altered their tone of reportage, from priggish disdain of the town hall insurgency to frank admission of serious problems in the healthcare bills as well as of Obama's declining national support."

    "As an Obama supporter and contributor, I am outraged at the slowness with which the standing army of Democratic consultants and commentators publicly expressed discontent with the administration's strategic missteps this year. I suspect there had been private grumbling all along, but the media warhorses failed to speak out when they should have -- from week one after the inauguration, when Obama went flat as a rug in letting Congress pass that obscenely bloated stimulus package. Had more Democrats protested, the administration would have felt less arrogantly emboldened to jam through a cap-and-trade bill whose costs have made it virtually impossible for an alarmed public to accept the gargantuan expenses of national healthcare reform. (Who is naive enough to believe that Obama's plan would be deficit-neutral? Or that major cuts could be achieved without drastic rationing?) "

    "If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis."

    "An example of the provincial amateurism of current White House operations was the way the president's innocuous back-to-school pep talk got sandbagged by imbecilic support materials soliciting students to write fantasy letters to "help" the president (a coercive directive quickly withdrawn under pressure)."

    "Why did it take so long for Democrats to realize that this year's tea party and town hall uprisings were a genuine barometer of widespread public discontent and not simply a staged scenario by kooks and conspirators? "

    "But the truly transformative political energy is coming from talk radio and the Web -- both of which Democrat-sponsored proposals have threatened to stifle, in defiance of freedom of speech guarantees in the Bill of Rights."

    "Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers (one reason for the hypocritical absence of tort reform in the healthcare bills). Weirdly, given their worship of highly individualistic, secularized self-actualization, such professionals are as a whole amazingly credulous these days about big-government solutions to every social problem. They see no danger in expanding government authority and intrusive, wasteful bureaucracy. This is, I submit, a stunning turn away from the anti-authority and anti-establishment principles of authentic 1960s leftism."

    "How has "liberty" become the inspirational code word of conservatives rather than liberals? (A prominent example is radio host Mark Levin's book "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto," which was No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three months without receiving major reviews, including in the Times.)"

    "But affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why?"

    "Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it's invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms ("racism, sexism, homophobia") when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it's positively pickled."

    "Throughout this fractious summer, I was dismayed not just at the self-defeating silence of Democrats at the gaping holes or evasions in the healthcare bills but also at the fogginess or insipidity of articles and Op-Eds about the controversy emanating from liberal mainstream media and Web sources. By a proportion of something like 10-to-1, negative articles by conservatives were vastly more detailed, specific and practical about the proposals than were supportive articles by Democrats, which often made gestures rather than arguments and brimmed with emotion and sneers."

    "It was as if Democrats live in a utopian dream world, divorced from the daily demands and realities of organization and management."

    "If the left is an incoherent shambles in the U.S., it's partly because the visionaries lost their bearings on drugs, and only the myopic apparatchiks and feather-preening bourgeois liberals are left."

    To read both articles, it will be like peering into the "moderate democratic mind" of say Senator Joe Lieberman or former Senator Zell Miller. It is informative.

    Lockerbie Bomber - if murderers were compared, "A nifty little chart"

    I ran across the chart linked below. I compares famous murderers and converted the time they would have received behind bars (given the same treatment as Scottland did for this guy):


    Once you look at this comparison it kind of sinks into your skin like insecticide into your skin. Any reasonable person cannot defend Scotlands decision of releasing this murderer, who returned home to lavish and large celebratory parties including accolades from Gadaffi himself likened to "hero status".