Team Obama’s War On NASCAR

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According to President Obama, the greatest threat we face is climate change. So his administration has gone to war on, wait for it, NASCAR.

That’s right. The Environmental Protection Agency under the direction of its regulate-everything-in-sight administrator, Gina McCarthy, has reportedly decided that – in the interest of cutting gases that supposedly contribute to planetary warming – the conversion of street cars into race cars will have to be restricted.

It’s not clear whether making it harder to upgrade regular cars into racing machines will make an iota of difference in world surface temperatures. Even the UN acknowledges that far more dramatic regulations won’t have appreciable impact. What is a pretty safe bet, though, is that the EPA’s ruling will inflame the nation’s millions of NASCAR fans – and give them a reason to vote this fall.

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Global Warming Deniers Beware

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Independent Sentinel

The government plans to shut down global warming doubters and compel speech that aligns with the leftist ideology on the subject. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative Libertarian think tank prominent for its skeptical viewpoint in climate-policy debates is under assault and the government hopes to shut them down.

The government is, as CEI puts it, criminalizing people for policy differences through RICO-style investigations.

No matter what your opinion is of climate change, the question here is whether the government can use force to compel speech or silence dissent.

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The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

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The Federalist

When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.”

“It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.”

Iran exempted, of course.

But, really, is this the lesson of Hiroshima? That those in public life have an obligation to do away with nuclear weapons? A lot of people might argue that existence of those weapons have saved lives from broader world conflicts and conventional warfare. That includes ending the Second World War sooner.

Yesterday, The Washington Post dutifully reported that, “In Hiroshima, Kerry won’t apologize for atomic bombs dropped on Japan.” Technically, he didn’t. What we witnessed was one of the administration’s inverted non-apology apologies.

Barack Obama will also travel to Japan next month for the G-7. There’s a lot of speculation he will visit Hiroshima and offer some sort of apology. (If we’re to believe WikiLeaks, U.S. officials have been toying with the idea of having Obama say sorry for Hiroshima for a while now. And it comports well with his history.)

 

It would not be a great leap for Obama. Having a high-ranking American official visit the museum already lends credence to the Japanese notion that the U.S. bombing was gratuitous. On top of this, Kerry blames “nuclear weapons” — rather than Japan’s fanaticism and nihilism — for Hiroshima. So we’re on our way.

If the Obama administration is intent on historical score-keeping there’s plenty to talk about. Japan aligned itself with one of the great murderers of the 20th century (though it needed no help initiating genocide) and launched numerous invasions and a war that cost the U.S. hundreds of thousands of lives and billions in treasure, both fighting Japan and helping it create a stable, liberal state after the war.

It’s not like the Japanese have ever truly apologized for the butchery, mass rape, destruction, and aggression that made Hiroshima a reality. Has any Japanese foreign or prime minister strolled through the gut-wrenching exhibit about the Nanking massacre? The first time any Japanese official apologized for the Bataan Death March was 2009 — and then only an ambassador.

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Big Government Wants to Control Your IRA

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Unlike W, Obama is not coasting passively through his final time in office. On the contrary, he is squeezing every ounce of tyranny he can get from each day:

The Department of Labor says its so-called fiduciary rule will make financial advisers act in the best interests of clients. What Labor doesn’t say is that the rule carries such enormous potential legal liability and demands such a high standard of care that many advisers will shun non-affluent accounts. Middle-income investors may be forced to look elsewhere for financial advice even as Team Obama is enabling a raft of new government-run competitors for retirement savings. This is no coincidence.

Labor’s new rule will start biting in January as the President is leaving office. Under the rule, financial firms advising workers moving money out of company 401(k) plans into Individual Retirement Accounts will have to follow the new higher standards. But Labor has already proposed waivers from the federal Erisa law so new state-run retirement plans don’t have the same regulatory burden as private employers do.

When government becomes involved in any industry, it enjoys the overwhelming advantages of being able to operate at a loss indefinitely, and being able to cripple opposition with weaponized regulations. Once the competition has been destroyed, we are left with socialism — i.e., mediocrity at best.

Labor’s one-two punch on private savings has something for everyone in the progressive coalition. Senator Elizabeth Warren can check off another item on her wish list of anti-business initiatives. [Labor Secretary Thomas] Perez gets to burnish his credentials as a candidate for Vice President. And Mr. Obama gets to say he helped government control more of the private economy.

What average investors get out of this deal is much less certain. But judging by the pending California plan, one answer is: low returns. The initial investment allocation, even for young workers, is likely to be heavy on government bonds. Naturally. …

Charging young investors for the privilege of loaning money to government, while handicapping private competitors and denying choices to middle-income consumers. Another perfect progressive innovation.

If it belongs to you, Big Government wants to take it. Managing your retirement savings is a step toward confiscating them. But don’t worry, some of your money will be doled back to you, if bureaucrats are convinced you really need it.

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Perez, a social justice warrior after your savings.

Obama – It was You

Mike Gallagher, the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the country, is heard by over 2.25 million listeners weekly. He compiled and wrote the following essay entitled, “Obama: It was You.”

   President Obama:

   This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:

      ·   It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”

      ·   It was you who on ABC News referenced -“My Muslim faith “

      ·   It was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.

      ·   It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict-“I will stand with the Muslims .”

      ·   It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that -“I am a Muslim .”

      ·   It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.

      ·   It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology   Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.

      ·   It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.

      ·   It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

      ·   It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.

      ·   It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America .

      ·   It was you who instantly threw the support of your

administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade   Center.

      ·   It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.

      ·   It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.

      ·   It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

      ·   It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.

      ·   It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.

      ·   It was you who as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.

      ·   It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

      ·   It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

      ·   It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

      ·   It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.

      ·   It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

      ·   It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S.taxpayer dollars to Hamas.

      ·   It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.

      ·   It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.

      ·   It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.

      ·   It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.

      ·   It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.

      ·   It was you who was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

      ·   It was you who appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

      ·   It was you who said this country is not a Christian nation.


 

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What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang?

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The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues

Too often, politicians at every level will ignore the clear language of a law if it doesn’t let them do as they wish.  This is evident on two fronts this week: in California and here in the District of Columbia.

First California.  You will recall that we filed a taxpayer lawsuit in August 2014 challenging a decision by the University of California Regents to give up to $27.1 million in non-resident tuition waivers and financial aid to illegal alien students in their schools.

A lower California state court upheld their action, and we’ve now completed the briefing for the appeal of the lower court ruling with the filing of a reply brief this week.  We brought this litigation on behalf of Earl De Vries, a legal resident and taxpayer of California (Earl De Vries v Regents of the University of California (BC555614)).  Under California law, taxpayers have the right to sue government officials to prevent unlawful expenditures of taxpayer funds and taxpayer-financed resources.

In our August 2014 lawsuit on behalf of De Vries in the L.A. County Superior Court, we asked the court to halt the estimated annual $19.6 million in non-resident tuition waivers; $4.3 million in taxpayer-funded grants and scholarships; and $3.2 million in state loans the Regents have started giving illegal alien students.

Under the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act” passed by Congress in 1996, unlawfully present aliens are ineligible for state or local public benefits.  The only exception to this federal law is when a state “affirmatively provides for such eligibility” to illegal aliens, which states may do “only through the enactment of a State law …

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Obama Claims Power to Make Illegal Immigrants Eligible for Social Security, Disability

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Does the president of the United States have the power to unilaterally tell millions of individuals who are violating federal law that he will not enforce that law against them now, that they may continue to violate that law in the future and that he will take action that makes them eligible for federal benefit programs for which they are not currently eligible due to their unlawful status?

Through Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, President Barack Obama is telling the Supreme Court exactly this right now.

The solicitor general calls what Obama is doing “prosecutorial discretion.”

He argues that under this particular type of “prosecutorial discretion,” the executive can make millions of people in this country illegally eligible for Social Security, disability and Medicare.

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