Daily Archives: March 3, 2010

Pot activists feature joint-smoking Obama in ad for pot party

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The ganja gala is set to go down this weekend in L.A. — and according to the ad, marijuana patients are going to “celebrate Obama ending DEA raids” on weed stores.

A rep for the White House told TMZ there’s a longstanding policy “disapproving of the use of the President’s name and likeness for commercial purposes” — but the rep wouldn’t say if the Photoshoppin’ potheads were going to face legal action over the ad.

Either way … we’re guessing the wave of paranoia that’s about to engulf the tokers responsible for messing with the Most Powerful Man on the Planet will be punishment enough

Above the LAW?

I found this short clip while surfing the net. No one is really sure where it came from or for that matter, if it really true. However, in light of what has happened lately, I would say it is true and if not, it still makes you wonder. And that doesn’t even begin to touch anything in the Photo.

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Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

It’s the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Another new twist in birth certificate story

World Net Daily

© 2010 

The Hawaii Department of Health claims to have an original copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, right?

In fact, it is this established “fact” that has persuaded so many people there is nothing to the question of eligibility.

After all, an official in Hawaii has made a public pronouncement that she has inspected the document and declared on her own authority that Obama is a “natural born American” and thus eligible to serve as president.

For many Americans, that settles the question.

However, now a new version of the story is emerging.

The United Kingdom’s Sky News reported Saturday: “Authorities in Hawaii have provided an electronic record of Obama’s birth because the paper copy was destroyed in a fire which wiped out much of the state’s archives.”

Which is it?

Now watch the red-hot eligibility story on DVD: “The Question of Eligibility: Is Barack Obama’s presidency constitutionally legitimate?”

Does Hawaii actually have an original long-form, paper birth certificate for Obama, or was it destroyed in a fire?

It seems the story is ever-changing.

And that’s why it’s time for Obama to come clean.

There is little question the heavily Democratic state of Hawaii has no interest in providing any information that would disqualify the first president claiming to be from that state.

If indeed the state has a copy of the original birth certificate, as Director of Health Dr. Chiyome Fukino claims, it should be no problem for Obama to give her permission to release it publicly – and, once and for all, settle the controversy that has resulted in that state being inundated with inquiries from curious American citizens.

Fukino has released two public statements on this matter. At the time of the election, she wrote: “There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawaii Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.

“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai’i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

“No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawaii.”

Months later she added another comment:

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

Still, the inquiries pour in.

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What Happened to that ACRON Investigation?

Big Government

by Derrick Roach

California Attorney General Jerry Brown seems to be getting a lot of reminders from his gubernatorial challengers Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman about his failed governorship of the state from 1975-1983 when Californian’s endured high unemployment, home foreclosures, large scale labor strikes and fuel shortages at the gas station. Recognizing the failed policies of then Governor Brown, California voters revolted and passed Proposition 13 which is a landmark initiative that limited politician’s ability to arbitrarily raise taxes on California residents.

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Over a week ago, Attorney General Jerry Brown got yet another reminder, this time coming from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The report “Follow the Money: ACORN, SEIU and their Political Allies” focuses public attention on AG Brown’s failed investigation of ACORN. While some of Brown’s gubernatorial challengers talk of the need for a California Governor to have a spine of steel, AG Brown has instead crumpled like an aluminum can cowardly hiding behind state bureaucrats and a wall of state agencies.

On October 1, 2009, Jerry Brown publicly announced that an investigation had been opened concerning undercover videos that were obtained by citizen journalists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles who videotaped ACORN employees at two California offices. ACORN employees were filmed providing advice regarding tax evasion, prostitution and human smuggling of underage girls. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was informed by AG Brown in a letter that he had “opened an investigation of both ACORN and the circumstances under which ACORN employees were videotaped.” Since that announcement, AG Brown has found himself at the center of a controversy surrounding the mismanagement of the investigation as well as a potential scandal due to a double standard involving one of his own state employees secretly recording conversations with reporters.

Shortly after ACORN had been alerted to the immanent investigation as a result of AG Brown’s public announcement, ACORN employees at the San Diego, CA office were caught engaging in a massive document dump on October 9, 2009. Those records were retrieved from an unsecured shared public dumpster where they had been thrown revealing sensitive personal, financial and banking information for both clients and employees in addition to revelations about the political inner workings of ACORN’s relationship with major U.S. banks and labor unions.

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The Right to Bear Arms Apparently Extends to Chicago

American Thinker

Clarice Feldman

David Savage, reporting for the Los Angeles Times, believes the Supreme Court signaled today that it would extend the Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms to the states through the Due Process (Fourteenth Amendment) and overturn a city wide ban on gun possession:

The case forced the high court to confront a simple question it had never answered: Did the 2nd Amendment limit only the federal government’s ability to regulate guns and state militias, or did it also give citizens a right to challenge state and local restrictions on guns?
All signs Tuesday were that five justices saw the right to “bear arms” as national in scope and not limited to laws passed in Washington.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy described the individual right to possess a gun as being of “fundamental character,” like the right to freedom of speech. “If it is not fundamental, then Heller is wrong,” Kennedy said, referring to the decision two years ago that struck down the handgun ban in the District of Columbia. Kennedy was part of the 5-4 majority in that case.

At the Volokh Conspiracy, Professor Orrin Kerr links to a transcript of the oral argument and provides a more detailed discussion of the argument and considerations the various judges and parties expressed in the oral argument.

UK Muslim Leader: Islam Not a Religion of Peace

Family Security Matters

Erick Stakelbeck

The Obama administration has released a review of its strategy in the war on terrorism. The report failed to even mention the word “Islam.”
CBN News traveled to London to talk with Anjem Choudary, a leading Muslim radical who says Islamic teachings are what shaped his pro-jihad message.
Although both George W. Bush and Barack Obama have declared that Islam is a religion of peace, Choudary begs to differ.
A Religion of Peace?
“You can’t say that Islam is a religion of peace,” Choudary told CBN News. “Because Islam does not mean peace. Islam means submission. So the Muslim is one who submits. There is a place for violence in Islam. There is a place for jihad in Islam.”
Choudary is the leader of Islam4UK, a group recently banned in Britain under the country’s counter-terrorism laws. He wants Islamic Sharia law to rule the United Kingdom and is working to make that dream a reality.
While Islamic radicals in the United States usually prefer to speak in more moderate tones while in public, masking their true agenda, Choudary has no such inhibitions.
He has praised the 9/11 hijackers and has called for the execution of Pope Benedict. He also stirred controversy recently when video emerged of him converting a 10-year-old British boy to Islam.
Openly Praising Jihad
Choudary told CBN News his group is a “non-violent political and ideological movement” that resides in the UK under “a covenant of security.”
Yet he openly praises violent jihad.
“The Koran is full of, you know, jihad is the most talked about duty in the Koran other than tawhid — belief,” he said. “Nothing else is mentioned more than the topic of fighting.”
Several former members of Choudary’s group have been arrested on terrorism charges.
“A very significant amount of former al-Muhajiroun people were involved in terrorist plots against this country,” London-based terrorism expert Peter Neumann said. “A number of people have actually gone to Afghanistan, joined the Taliban and died fighting for the Taliban.”
Choudary refuses to condemn acts of terror including 9/11 and the July 7, 2005 London bombings, which killed 52 people.
Islam More than Religion
CBN News asked Choudary for his thoughts on the 7/7 bombings on London’s transport system, and whether he condemned them.
“For the people who carried it out, it was legitimate,” he replied. “If you look at the will of the 7/7 bombers Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, they would be justified. And there are many verses from the Koran and many statements to say that’s the Islamic argument. And that is a difficult Islamic argument to refute. And there are many scholars who support that argument as well.”
Choudary says his group is merely following core Islamic teachings and that Islam is much more than a religion.
“This particular belief is more than just a religion,” he declared. “It is not just a spiritual belief. It is, in fact, an ideology which you believe in and you struggle for and you are willing even to die for, because you believe in that: That is your whole life.”
Choudary seems to relish being called Great Britain’s “most hated man” and pledges to continue his rallies calling for the overthrow of the British system.

Jim Bunning has a point

Washington Examiner

Truck loads of abuse have been dumped on retiring Kentucky Republican Sen. Jim Bunning, who challenged Congress to heed its own rules and stop spending money it doesn’t have, specifically $10 billion for unemployment benefits, COBRA health insurance subsidies, transportation construction projects and much else. Under its “Pay-Go” rules, Congress is not supposed to approve funding increases without an equal amount being cut elsewhere from the federal budget. That’s the law the Democratic majority in both chambers of Congress approved. President Obama praised it, too, saying, “Now Congress will have to pay for what it spends, just like everybody else.”

Well, apparently not, because now, when Bunning takes them at their word, all Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who voted for Pay-Go have for him is bilious personal insults. Imagine how tense the atmosphere was yesterday as a deal to end the deadlock was discussed.

To be sure, Bunning was never a candidate for the Senate’s Mr. Congeniality, but then neither were past notable Senate mavericks like Connecticut’s Lowell Weicker, a frequently nettlesome soul who never missed an opportunity to poke a stick in President Reagan’s eye or those of his fellow Senate Republicans. In utter contrast to the bashing Bunning is getting, Weicker was praised for his “independence,” as when he almost single-handedly stopped Reagan’s proposal to shift $81 billion in federal revenues and related programs back to the states via block grants.

Unfortunately, the Bunning controversy has obscured two fundamentally important points. First, either Pay-Go means something or it doesn’t. Just in case any of Bunning’s critics haven’t noticed, their credibility with the American people is at a historic low. Only 8 percent of the respondents in a February survey for the New York Times said they believe their members of Congress should be re-elected. And 81 percent said they trust the government only sometimes or never. Congress kills its credibility when it passes laws like Pay-Go and then ignores them.

Second, unlike his critics, Bunning has a realistic solution — use unspent funds from the $787 billion economic stimulus program — that wouldn’t add yet another $10 billion to the debt burden Congress is handing America’s children and grandchildren. It’s not like senators have no choice but to ignore Pay-Go. As Bunning said, “If we can’t find $10 billion to pay for something that we all support, we will never pay for anything on the floor of this U.S. Senate.” And that’s exactly the problem — Washington’s big spenders in Congress and the White House are out of control
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Jim-Bunning-has-a-point-86009802.html#ixzz0h6ue9M6P