Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lone ranger challenges Obama immigration fiat

by: By Jerome R. Corsi and Drew Zahn

AMES, Iowa – Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told WND that he plans to file a motion in federal court to block the Obama administration from implementing a controversial executive order announced this week excluding many young illegal immigrants from deportation.
The order is aimed at illegals who were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16 years old and are currently younger than 30. The president says it’s unfair to punish those young people for decisions their parents made and argues those young adults are already contributing to society.
But King says Obama’s move defies the U.S. Constitution by attempting to create new laws via executive order after the DREAM Act, a bill that would have similarly granted benefits to young illegal aliens, failed to pass Congress.
“I don’t need Congress to defend the Constitution,” King said, indicating he was open to others in Congress joining him, but that he planned to proceed, alone if he must.

“Barack Obama’s executive order defies the will of the American people,” he explained. “Congress has considered and refused to pass the DREAM Act.”
King told WND that he has a team of lawyers working through thorny legal problems, including venue – in which court he should choose to file the action – and standing, the argument that this is a case that allows King to bring legal action in the first place.

“Obama has directly challenged the separation of powers, a principle fundamental to the Constitution,” King said. “If we stand by and allow Obama to succeed, we might as well get out a black pen and start marking out those parts of the Constitution Obama finds offensive to him.”
King noted that Obama’s statute disregards existing federal law that demands illegal immigrants be apprehended and deported, regardless of the age at which they came to the United States or if they have graduated from high school.
He also pointed out Obama’s speech in March last year, when Obama said he did not have the authority to do what he just did
“I intend to file a legal action in the courts as soon as possible,” King stressed, “before Obama has a chance to do even more damage to the Constitution.”

King’s fellow elected official, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, also questioned the president’s authority to ignore immigration law and grant a form of soft amnesty to what some news sources have estimated is  roughly 800,000 illegal aliens.
In a statement, Grassley said that Obama’s action is “an affront to the process of representative government by circumventing Congress and with a directive he may not have the authority to execute.”
“The president once denied that he had the legal authority to do this, and Congress was assured more than once that the administration would consider individuals for this sort of deferred status on a case-by-case basis only, and that there was no plan to implement a broad-based program,” Grassley said. “It seems the president has put election-year politics above responsible policies.”
King is locked in one of the most highly visible congressional contests in America, with his Democratic opponent being Christine Vilsack, wife of former Iowa Governor and current Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Though King represents a Republican-leaning district, major Democrat donors have targeted the congressman for toppling by backing Iowa’s former first lady, including Hollywood producer Norman Lear, Jonathan Soros, son of billionaire financier George Soros, Obama advisor David Axelrod, super-lobbyist Steve Elmendorf and New Hampshire yogurt company CEO Gary Hirshberg, as well as major political action committees, like EMILY’s List, the influential Washington, D.C.-based organization that boosts Democratic women who support abortion rights, and CREDO SuperPAC, which boasts it has donated over $70 million since 1985 for “social change” causes like Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood and the homosexual lobby.
King, a favorite among tea partiers in Iowa as well as nation rallies, has a long history of duking it out with the Vilsack family, extending back to the 1990s, when he and Tom Vilsack both served in the Iowa State Senate.

Then in 1999, while King was still an Iowa state senator, he brought a successful lawsuit in state court against then-Governor Vilsack, who had decreed by executive order that state government offices would not discriminate against homosexual and transgender individuals in employment decisions.
A judge in 2000 ruled that Vilsack had indeed exceeded his authority in issuing the order, a result similar to what King hopes to see in his challenge of Obama’s executive order.
“It’s a very, very similar case,” King told the Des Moines Register.

The End Point of Radical Feminism: No Standing While Urinating

 OMG can Progressive Libs get any nuttier? Time to put them in the Nut House where they belong..they can entertain each other with their fantasy dreams & masturbation of life!

by: Gary DeMar
Genderless dorms . . . genderless bathrooms . . . transsexual normalcy. How far can the radicals go? Men and women are noticeably different when it comes to sexual equipment. The only people who don’t seem to notice the obvious are radical feminists who believe that even what goes on in the privacy of a bathroom must succumb to gender parity. Will America follow a proposal being put forth by a liberal Swedish political party? Here’s the story:
“A Swedish political party is taking a stand against upright urination.
“At a county council meeting [on June 11, 2012], the Left Party, or Vänsterpartiet, tabled a motion that would require office washrooms to be genderless with a sit-down-only requirement, reported the news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå.
“For men who might refuse to comply, party representatives suggested a separate set of toilets clearly labeled for stand-up urination only.
“Vänsterpartiet, known as a socialist and feminist organization, believes seated urination is healthier for men and more hygienic for both sexes.
 This all about getting even with men for supplying the sperm that got their mothers pregnant and made them females and long lines at public bathrooms when they have to sit to do their business.

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How the Election is being Rigged Before you Vote

by: Tad Cronn
It shouldn’t be any surprise, but the presidential election is shaping up as a case study in how to manipulate the democratic process.
The media have played a huge roll, of course, by manipulating Obama’s poll numbers, which seem to stay high despite numerous reports of his losing ground among various constituent groups.
Careful selection of the stories to downplay or ignore is also important. The Fast and Furious scandal, the presidential leak scandal, the almost complete ignoring of the Catholic Church’s battle with the administration, the proof that President Obama was a dues-paying member of the socialist New Party, the ongoing coverup of Obama’s past — the list is long and getting longer every day.

But there are deeper manipulations going on.
Back in April, Donald Trump posted a video in which he said he believes Obama has struck a secret deal with the Saudis to flood the market with oil and drastically lower the price of gasoline before November to help him win re-election. Just this week, a report showed falling energy prices pulling down retail sales figures.
The smart money says Trump is right on. Back when Obama ran against McCain, we saw the same pattern of gasoline rising to outrageous levels, which was blamed on Republicans, then it plunged right before the election, once Obama’s economic stimulus plans became the talk of the media. At the time, the high prices were blamed on Saudi manipulation.
Obama has a long-standing connection to the Saudi royal family that goes back at least to his college days when Saudi family fixer Khalid al-Mansour was soliciting letters of recommendation to help get Obama into Harvard.

Trump warns that if Obama is re-elected, we can expect oil prices rising beyond any level ever seen as payback for the Saudis’ favor.
There also suggestions that the Democrats are setting up a Bush-Gore-style recount showdown on election night.
ABC News has already run a story speculating that such a face-off could happen again, based on those manipulated poll numbers.
There is a widespread Internet rumor that a Spanish company called Scytl bought a company, SOE, that will be counting the presidential votes in Florida, and that Scytl is owned by billionaire puppet master George Soros. Liberal talking box Media Matters — which itself has been funded by Soros — and other propaganda outlets have been doing backflips to deny that Soros owns Scytl.
Still, the rumors persist, and you have to wonder why the media would be speculating about another recount months before we even get to the election. Just wishful thinking?
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice sued the state of Florida to prevent it from purging ineligible voters from its rolls.
Can we connect the dots yet?
[From the editor: If it's not close they can't cheat!]

Carville to Obama: They're on to you,switch tactics..!

by:Tad Cronn
It’s taken four years since President Obama’s last campaign, but it’s finally starting to dawn on a few Democrats that maybe, just maybe, the guy they elected has no idea what he’s doing.
Politics being what it is, with liberals’ noses so easily getting out of joint, the newly deconverted have to word their revelations carefully, but it’s becoming painfully obvious that the rats are jumping ship.
One of the most recent is Democrat political consultant James Carville, who told the “Good Morning America” audience that he’s “worried” how Obama’s economic message is affecting his campaign.
“I’m worried that when the White House or the campaign talks about the progress that’s being made, people take that as a signal that they think that things are fine, and people don’t feel they ought to believe that,” Carville said.


Translation: They’re not buying it, Barack! Quick, switch to Plan B!
For those of us who have never bought Obama’s vacuous schtick, it’s hardly a revelation that the economy under Obama, despite years of assurances from the White House, has gotten progressively worse — pun intended.
Carville recently wrote a report for something called Democracy Corps with pollsters Stan Greenberg and Erica Seifert, which said essentially that voters no longer have stardust in their eyes and Obama’s vision of Wonderland just isn’t as convincing as it once was.
The report read, in part, “These voters are not convinced that we are headed in the right direction. They are living in a new economy — and there is no conceivable recovery in the year ahead that will change the view of the new state of the country. …

“They actually have a very realistic view of the long road back and the struggles of the middle class — and the current narrative about progress just misses the opportunity to connect and point forward.”
Ah, there’s that word — forward. But Carville and other Democrats are realizing that voters don’t want to get on a bus moving forward with a driver who has no concept of the condition of the road he’s on or what lies ahead.
A liberal acquaintance of mine is fond of comparing Obama to a fireman driving a truck to the scene of a fire (that Bush started). To use that same analogy, people are finally waking up to the fact that our little firefighter is more interested in driving around with sirens blaring and lights flashing to draw attention to himself than he is in actually getting off his duff and putting out the flames.
Despite the usual media downplay, the nation didn’t miss the fact that this president came out last week and said “the private sector is doing fine” and it took him several hours to even realize his mistake. And when he did backtrack, it had the air of a dullard school child reluctantly agreeing that eating paste is not a good thing to do.

Carville and company said in their memo that if Obama wants to win, he should proceed with “minimal discussion of the recovery and jobs created, and maximal empathy for the challenges people face.”
Carville knows what he’s talking about. His former boss, President Clinton got a lot of mileage out of “I feel your pain.”
But Clinton, for all his faults, was a people person, so it came naturally to him.
In Obama, the Democrats got what they wanted, a puppet for all their causes. Too bad for them that they didn’t realize earlier his head was made of wood.

Update: Tax His Land, Tax His Bed, Tax the Table at Which He’s Fed

oped: addendum...have y'all had enough of big government yet? Let's get real, taxes are what started the US Revolution ...hello Boston Tea Party?...what is going on now is 1000 times worse than the original cause for the colonists to revolt...have ya ever looked at your phone bill?...federal taxes and surcharges added for what?.. sin taxes on cigaretts and alcohol, where does this money go? To help who pray tell?...oh wait it goes into the general fund just like Social Security and fund special interest  agendas and back room kick back deals...making our useless congressional representatives quite wealthy!  

What we the people need to do ...short of another Revolutionary War is remove all those in congress who do not represent we the people but special interest groups and their personal bank accounts...let's take out the trash 2016 forward...that would be 80 % of congress...also elect a true 'Republic' POTUS who represents all the people...we need a fresh start...or a new revolution will undoubtedly ensue!

by: The Godfather
George Harrison was inspired to write the song “Taxman” (Revolver album, 1966). The Beatles were making a ton of money, but because of Britain’s “progressive” income tax, most of their earnings were being taken in taxes. As Harrison said, “‘Taxman’ was when I first realised that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving most of it away in taxes.”
Harrison’s “Taxman” became a widely disseminated commentary on the confiscatory nature of governments. You can read the lyrics here. Here’s a video version showing Harrison with Eric Clapton singing it.
In the spirit of Harrison’s song, I’m posting the following from an anonymous author. Enjoy it and remember in November.

Tax his land, tax his bed,
Tax the table at which he’s fed.
Tax his tractor, tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his cow, tax his goat,
Tax his pants, tax his coat.
Tax his ties, tax his shirt,
Tax his work, tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco, tax his drink.
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars, tax his beers,
If he cries, then tax his tears
Tax his car, tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has, then let him know That you won’t be done ’til he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers,
Tax him some more.
Tax his air 
Tax his water
Tax his/her sex
Tax him ’till he’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin, tax his grave.
Tax the sod in which he’s laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,
“Taxes drove me to my doom.”
When he’s gone, do not relax.
It’s time to apply the inheritance tax

Palin rallies conservative bloggers to avoid repeat of 2008, but makes no mention of Romney

by: Christina Corbin
Sarah Palin rallied an online army of conservative bloggers and activists Friday night at a Las Vegas conference, lambasting the “old media” establishment for what she described as a failure to “tell the truth” – and pointing to President Obama’s election as the product of that failure.
Palin headlined the RightOnline convention with a speech that accused the media of not properly vetting Obama, whom she labeled a socialist, during the 2008 presidential campaign. She charged the media were more focused on investigating the price of her wardrobe than they were on probing Obama’s record.
“If the media had done their job, we would have known of his strange attraction to leftist, radical ideas,” she said. “We would have known that he actively sought out Marxist professors.”
The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee went on to trumpet the work of the hundreds of bloggers and social media-savvy activists gathered at the conference inside the Venetian Hotel as critical in the 2012 presidential election.

“You do what many in the old media can’t do, won’t do, and that’s tell the truth,” she said.
“You are an army of Davids against the old Goliath,” she said, referring to traditional news sources, which she repeatedly attacked throughout her fiery speech. “New media is giving voice to the people because you are of the people and you are leading the charge.”
But in her 35-minute speech meant to galvanize conservative online activists ahead of November’s vote, Palin, a Fox News contributor, made no mention of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Palin has yet to officially endorse the former Massachusetts governor, who has now earned more than the 1,144 delegates needed to secure his party’s nomination.

Palin, a Tea Party favorite is heralded by her fans as a leader in her application of social media, like Facebook and Twitter, to appeal to like-minded conservatives and break news, such as political endorsements, to the masses. Her Twitter account has more than 791,000 followers to date.
“This is a political figure who when she does a Facebook post, half the world turns around and listens,” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative, Virginia-based group that sponsored the event.
“She’s a pioneer on our side,” Phillips told “She’s probably the best political figure, as far as an elected leader, that has used social media.”
The RightOnline conference, now in its fifth year, arose as a counterweight to the progressive “Netroots Nation” of liberal online activists, which held its convention last weekend in Rhode Island. 
The Netroots’ convention, now in its seventh year, was help amid a less enthusiastic crowd, compared to years past, according to most news accounts.

“We’ve had our fights with the president, and I’ve been happy to have those fights for three years,” former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told the crowd. “But the fourth year, we’re on the same team ... because the alternative is unthinkable.”
Palin also got personal in her speech, addressing the alleged “lamestream media lies” about her and her family, like rumors about the maternity of her youngest son, Trig, who suffers from Down syndrome.
“According to these news media reports over these years, shoot, by now I guess I should have been divorced how many times?,” she said. “And according to them, in my spare time I burn books and I shoot wolves from the skids of helicopters,” she said.

Throughout her address, Palin paid tribute to conservative online entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, whose sudden death from heart failure in March rocked the conservative blogosphere.
“The greatest gift he left for us was his fearlessness,” Palin told the crowd, as many of them held up red signs with the 43-year-old’s image and the words “Breitbart is Here” and “#war.”
Palin, at times, sought to have fun with the crowd injecting some humor – in particular about Obama’s poll numbers.  

“Here we are in Vegas — in Washington, too — they talk a lot about polls. There are a lot of poles in Vegas,” she said, referring to the poles in a strip club before turning to Obama’s poll numbers. “There is a reason that the figures in those polls are augmented, too.”

“You are an army of Davids against the old Goliath."
- Sarah Palin

Friday, June 15, 2012

Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan

by: Greg Miller

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counter-terrorism collaboration with the United States.
The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.
At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise over Pakistani opposition to the campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Islamic extremist targets along Pakistan's northwestern border.
"As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base," she said.
The basing of the pilotless aircraft in Pakistan suggests a much deeper relationship with the United States on counter-terrorism matters than has been publicly acknowledged. Such an arrangement would be at odds with protests lodged by officials in Islamabad, the capital, and could inflame anti-American sentiment in the country.
The CIA declined to comment, but former U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, confirmed that Feinstein's account was accurate.
Philip J. LaVelle, a spokesman for Feinstein, said her comment was based solely on previous news reports that Predators were operated from bases near Islamabad.
"We strongly object to Sen. Feinstein's remarks being characterized as anything other than a reference" to an article that appeared last March in the Washington Post, LaVelle said. Feinstein did not refer to newspaper accounts during the hearing.

Many counter-terrorism experts have assumed that the aircraft take off from U.S. military installations in Afghanistan and are remotely piloted from locations in the United States. Experts said the disclosure could create political problems for the government in Islamabad, which is considered relatively weak.
The attacks are extremely unpopular in Pakistan, in part because of the high number of civilian casualties inflicted in dozens of strikes.
The use of Predators armed with Hellfire antitank missiles has emerged as perhaps the most important tool of the U.S. in its effort to attack Al Qaeda in its sanctuaries along the Pakistani-Afghan border. A New Year's Day strike killed two senior Al Qaeda operatives who were suspected of involvement in the bombing of Islamabad's Marriott Hotel.

They were among at least eight senior Al Qaeda figures reportedly killed in Predator strikes over the last seven months as part of a stepped-up missile campaign.
Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University, said Feinstein's comments put Pakistan's government on the spot.
"If accurate, what this says is that Pakistani involvement, or at least acquiescence, has been much more extensive than has previously been known," he said. "It puts the Pakistani government in a far more difficult position [in terms of] its credibility with its own people. Unfortunately it also has the potential to threaten Pakistani-American relations."

As chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Feinstein is privy to classified details of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. The CIA does not publicly acknowledge a campaign against Pakistan-based extremists using remotely piloted planes, making Feinstein's comment all the more unusual.
Feinstein's disclosure came during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee by U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair on the nation's security threats. Blair did not respond directly to Feinstein's remark, except to say that Pakistan was "sorting out" its cooperation with the United States.
Pakistani officials have long denied that they have even granted the U.S. permission to fly the Predator planes over Pakistani territory, let alone to operate the aircraft from within the country.

The civilian leadership that took over from an unpopular former general, Pervez Musharraf, last year, has gone to significant lengths to distance itself from the Predator strikes.
The Pakistani government regularly lodges diplomatic protests against the strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, and officials said the subject was raised with Richard C. Holbrooke, a newly appointed U.S. envoy to the region, who completed his first visit to the country Thursday.
But a former CIA official familiar with the Predator operations said Pakistan's government secretly approves of the flights because of the growing militant threat.
Feinstein prefaced her comment about the Predator basing Thursday by noting that Holbrooke "ran into considerable concern about the use of the Predator strikes in the FATA areas," a reference to what Pakistan calls its Federally Administered Tribal Area along the border with Afghanistan.
Many Pakistanis believe that the civilian leadership, despite public anger, has continued Musharraf's policy of giving the United States tacit permission to carry out the strikes.

The CIA has been working to step up its presence in Pakistan in recent years. It has deployed as many as 200 people to the country, one of its largest overseas operations besides Iraq, current and former agency officials have estimated. That contingent works alongside other U.S. operatives who specialize in electronic communications and spy satellites.
In his prepared testimony Thursday, Blair said that Al Qaeda had "lost significant parts of its command structure since 2008."

Senator Leaks Secret Mossad Meetings on TV

by: Gabe Kahn
A faux pax by Senator Diane Feinstein outed the presence of Mossad chief Tamir Pardo in Washington to discuss a possible strike on Iran.
Mossad director Tamir Pardo is in Washington for talks about a possible attack on Iran's nuclear installations, Israel's Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.
Pardo's visit, which would normally be conducted in secret, was revealed by US Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, 78, who made the faux pax at committee hearing.
The hearing was being broadcast live by US television.
Feinstein said she had spoken with Pardo, who also met with CIA director David Petraeus, adding that the Mossad chief had mentioned the possibility of unilateral Israeli action against Iran.
Her fellow Democrat, US President Barack Obama, opposes a strike on Tehran’s nuclear facilities – favoring sanctions instead.
Israeli officials have sent conflicting messages about the option of pre-emptive military strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has called for stronger sanctions on Iran saying Tehran's economy is wobbling, but last week expressed skepticism about the efficacy of sanctions at a Defense and Foreign Affairs committee meeting in the Knesset.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has warned that the window for effective military action against Iran's nuclear program is rapidly closing.

He has also cautioned Israeli's against over-estimating Iran's ability to strike back should Israel launch an attack on Tehran's nuclear program.
President Shimon Peres on Tuesday said "no option should be excluded against the program of Iran, which seeks to acquire weapons of mass destruction."
"The regime of the ayatollahs is the most corrupt in the world, from a moral point of view," Peres added.
Israel, The United States, other Western governments, and Gulf Arab states accuse Iran of seeking an atomic weapons - which Tehran has always denied.
An IAEA report published late last year said Iran had sought - and continues to seek - nuclear technologies that have solely military applications. IAEA inspectors are currently in Tehran demanding more information on its nuclear program.

Israeli leaders maintain a nuclear-armed Iran - whose leaders have called for Israel's destruction calling it "a one bomb state" - would pose an existential threat to the Jewish state.
Some Israeli media outlets reported in October last year that the option of pre-emptive air strikes on Iran was opposed by the country's intelligence services, but favored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Media critics say the flurry of reports on a potential strike were a move by left-wing media personalities to leak Israel's plans and render a strike impossible.

Alabama To Agenda 21: Get Lost

By: Kevin "Coach" Collins
Any ideas the United Nations had about taking over the State of Alabama are gone. Both Houses of Alabama’s legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 477 (SB 477), known around Montgomery as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act and by doing so sent a loud and clear message to anyone wishing to impose United Nations control on Alabama to back off!
While almost no Democrat media cheerleader mentioned the bill, the law will likely become the model for get tough/push back efforts against the cowards on the Left who want the United Nations to do the “dirty work” of putting America under international socialist law.
Using strong and specific language, SB 477 orders all state agencies to refuse to cooperate in any UN scheme to subvert the sovereignty of Alabama. It says, “The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21.’ ”

The insidious Agenda 21 has been using many non-governmental organizations to work at the grassroots toward forcing One-World Government on the people of many parts of the world.
Of course, as the law points out, the UN has enlisted a broad array of non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in its effort to foist Agenda 21 on the world — most notably a Germany-based group called ICLEI, formerly known as the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives. But the new measure takes direct aim at that problem, too: “the State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not enter into any agreement, expend any sum of money, or receive funds contracting services, or giving financial aid to or from” any such entities, as defined in Agenda 21 documents.

Although Agenda 21 has not passed the United States Senate, passing S B 477 with complete bipartisan support makes it clear that Alabama doesn’t trust Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid not to ram it through a la Obamacare.
Alabamians are not fooled by Democrats’ deceptive “Smart Growth” or “Green jobs” schemes that insert federal funding tentacles into the sovereign State of Alabama’s affairs.
Photo credit: fsgm (Creative Commons)

Take Action: Demand Congress Vote "Yes" to Hold Barack Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder In Contempt!

Vote Scheduled to Hold Eric Holder
In Contempt of Congress
URGENT: Barack Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder has stonewalled and lied to Congress and the American people for far too long. He has ignored the law of the land and abused his power too many times.
And now it's time for Holder to pay the piper!
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee finally has scheduled a vote to hold Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress for his ongoing failure to comply with subpoenas and hand over documents vital to the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
In other words, the Obama-Holder Justice Department has essentially obstructed justice.
Of course, the vote to hold Holder in contempt, which is scheduled to happen just days from now, is long overdue. But now that the vote has been set, it is up to us to hold Congressional politicians' feet to the fire to make sure they do their duty.
No more lies, no more stonewalling and no more obstructing justice. Eric Holder and the entire Obama Administration are not above the law!

Will Our So-Called Congressional Leaders
Actually Follow Through With It?
Or Will They Give Holder Another Pass?
We all know what a disaster Operation Fast and Furious turned out to be. Thousands of guns were allowed to walk into the hands of violent thugs and criminal drug cartels south of the U.S.-Mexico border. And at least one U.S. border patrol agent, Brian Terry, was gunned down and killed as a result.
Yet, the Obama-Holder Justice Department has refused to cooperate with the investigation to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious and continues to grossly work to hide the truth about who knew what and when regarding the details of the program.
What are they hiding? Why the veil of secrecy? Is it because Holder and other officials at the highest level of government are trying to cover their own hides? The evidence thus far suggests the answer to that question is a definitive "YES!"
Yet, for more than a year now Congressional investigators have continually given Holder a free pass despite being lied to, laughed at and stonewalled.
And within hours of Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announcing that the long-overdue contempt vote is scheduled for June 20th, we were already hearing talks of "compromise."
As CNN reported:
"Attorney General Eric Holder offered Tuesday to negotiate with congressional leaders on turning over documents involving the botched 'Fast and Furious' gun-running sting operation to avoid what he said could become a constitutional crisis."
Negotiate? Constitutional crisis? Excuse us, Mr. Attorney General, but you have obstructed justice and hid the truth for far too long. The United States is a nation of laws, not men. And the days of you holding yourself above the law must now come to an end.
The Obama-Holder Justice Department has had more than enough time to cooperate with the investigation. No more negotiations and no more compromises. The American people demand a contempt vote and we demand it now!

As Expected: Canada To Build Replacement For Keystone Pipeline To Sell Their Oil To China…

Hey, why should we buy oil from our friendly neighbors in Canada when we can import it from half way around the world from the Wahhabi regime in Saudi Arabia?*

As the United States continues to play political Ping-Pong with the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian officials and companies are desperately seeking alternatives to get the country’s nearly 200 billion barrels in oil reserves — almost equal to that of Saudi Arabia — to market from landlocked Alberta.
Oil companies complain that they are losing revenues from pipeline bottlenecks. So Canada is plunging ahead with plans to build more pipelines of its own.

To hasten development of new export routes, the Conservative government is streamlining permit processes by accelerating scheduled hearings and limiting public comment. The government has also threatened to revoke the charitable status of environmental groups that are challenging the projects. And Public Safety Canada, the equivalent of the United States Department of Homeland Security, has classified environmentalists as a potential source of domestic terrorism, adding them to a list that includes white supremacists.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Imagine God’s Conversation With Obama…

Obama Presidential Seal Podium Speech SC 780x1024 Imagine Gods Conversation with Obama...
Could you imagine the conversation that God would have with Barack Obama if He came down to visit with him for a little while? As this cloud decends into the Oval Office, Obama jumps up from his desk and runs to the door thinking there’s a fire, but the door won’t open and nobody comes to help him. “Sit down, Barack”, a voice says. “Who are you?” Obama asks in a panic voiced. ” I am who you think you are Barack,” the voice in the cloud answers. “Saul Alinsky?” Obama asks slightly confused. “NO, I am who I am, the Creator of all things,” the cloud says. “Why are you here in my White House?” Obama asks. ” I have a few things I need to straighten out with you, Barack,” the voice says. “Like what?” Obama nervously inquires. ” “Ok, here goes……now pay very close attention,” the voice says.

“Do you know that I said that you shall have no other gods before me ,not even the one in your mirror, Barack?” the voice asks. “I heard something about that, but hey, a little ego goes with this job!” Obama says. “A little ego, Barack? “Anyway, there is NO exception to that first rule,” the voice thunders, “not even for you. I only ask for 10% of a person’s income no matter what their financial status in this world, so what makes you government people think that you deserve 15, 25, 30, or 40% of their income?” the voice asks.” Hey, everyone has to pay their fair share,” Obama says. “I know, Barack, that’s why I only ask for 10% from EVERYBODY,” the voice replies. “But the wealthy have so much more to give,” Obama retorts. “I know, Barack, I gave them their wealth so that they could start businesses, create jobs, make products that people need, and give to charities and foundations that actually help people in an efficient manner.” “But why should the rich get all those material things, luxury, and perks, when so many don’t have anything?” Barack asks a little heatedly.

“First of all, Barack, do you know what MY 10th Commandment says?” the voice asks. “I might have missed that one,” Barack says sheepishly. “Thou shalt NOT covet your neighbors house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or ANYTHING that belongs to your neighbor!” the voice replied. “So what does that mean, exactly?” Obama asks. “It means, STOP the class warfare thing and in MY name, stop casting all the wealthy as evil,will you?!” the voice asked with a little irritation. “I will judge them, NOT you!”

“You don’t understand,” Obama says pleadingly to the voice, “without the government taking care of the widows and the orphans, who else will do it?” Obama asks puzzled. “I gave that job to the churches, and if you have read MY Word then you would have known that, wouldn’t you?” the voice inquires. “What about all the jobless folks out their who have no income right now?” Obama slyly asks. ” If you would get off the regulations that you have imposed on businesses and cut the corporate tax rate in this country way down, then maybe these people would have jobs and wouldn’t need your handouts!” the voice replies.
“Well, is there anything else you have for me today? After all, I am a busy man,” the President says, as he looks out the window at a beautiful Sunday morning. “Yes I do have one more thing for now, Barack; stay out of MY business in the churches, will you?” The voice scolds, “I gave the founding fathers of this country the inspiration for the First Amendment to your Constitution!” “Now is that all?” Obama asks as he puts on his golf shoes. “There is more that we need to discuss, Barack, but I have to be in churches shortly,” the voice says. “And ,oh by the way, take a LOT of golf balls today Barack; you are going to need them!” With that, the cloud departed until another day.

Video: Gary Kreep Talks Obama Eligibility

Attorney and San Diego Superior Judge Candidate (and our good friend) Gary Kreep was interviewed yesterday on KPBS and talked, among other things, about ForgeryGate.

Video: Flashback: Obama Urged Prisoners To Vote For Him

by: Kris Zane
An archive of a 2008 New York for Obama website urges those in jail and prison who have not been convicted of felonies to vote for Obama via absentee ballot. This is perfectly legal. However, given that Obama was accused of massive voter fraud in the 2008 Democratic Primary, in which many delegates voted illegally, the question becomes: how many people in jail and prison who were convicted of felonies voted for Obama? As Florida is currently doing with their voter rolls, going name by name to see who is eligible and who is not, each vote that Obama received in 2008—both the Primary and General Election—should be gone over with a fine-toothed comb to determine whether Obama actually won the election.

In Search For Cash, Obama Keeps An A-List Cast

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it “Checks and the City.”
Needing to boost his donor base, President Barack Obama is banking on elite entertainers for help so often they have essentially become a cast of characters in his campaign. He is using his Hollywood access and raffling it off as a prize to others, tapping into a culture that revels in celebrity even in hard economic times.

Obama’s big-name tour makes its next stop on Thursday at Sarah Jessica Parker’s place in the West Village of New York City. The “Sex and the City” star, who is married to actor Matthew Broderick, is hosting a cozy $40,000-per-person fundraiser along with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
The president and first lady Michelle Obama will then appear at a second glitzy fundraiser in Manhattan, headlined by a performance by Mariah Carey.
While Democrats have long held political and ideological ties to the TV and movie industry, the dynamic is different this time for Obama. His own celebrity has faded a bit after more than three years in the slog of governing, and some reliable donors have gotten so used to seeing him, they want more — like a real movie star.
Read More at OfficialWire. By Ben Feller.

The Left Is Mad And Can’t Face The Truth

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Every day here at the Western Center for Journalism, we dig and dig to bring to you information you won’t get from the mainstream media.
And when we do break through and get coverage in the mainstream press the left goes wild with anger, bitterness and vile. Such as in this piece I ran across this morning from the Pierce County Herald.

Michael Cole’s “list” of supposed Obama “firsts” is a collection of idiotic falsehoods, misrepresentations and outright foolishness repeating the latest lies from the Obama-hater industry.
I wouldn’t waste anyone’s time debunking claims as stupid as the “Obama is a foreigner” canard, or the one about states issuing Social Security cards. An informed third-grader would know better.
The debt downgrade he refers to is a direct result of the Tea Party Republican Congress refusing to pay for debt, three-fourths of which was incurred under Republican Administrations, thanks to their trillion dollar wars, billionaire tax cuts and trillion dollar pharmaceutical subsidies charged to Medicare. This is a little like going on a six-month drunk, and then blaming your wife when she pays off the credit card bill.
The so-called “Western Center for Journalism” cited as his “source” is a sham operation run by a right-wing con artist named Floyd Brown who makes his living peddling conspiracy theories and other lies to the gullible. These date back to his ridiculous, de-bunked Vince Foster “murder” claims during the Clinton years, and the debunked, discredited “birther” nonsense under President Obama.

We are proud of our record and we are willing to measure our integrity and our facts against the left any day. And we are tired of the left claiming we are hateful. You can easily read the hatred raging in the heart of this passionate Obama lover.
If you want to read more here is the link:

Biden The Designated Leaker?

by: Michael Reagan
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Glory be to the commander in chief.
Everyone in the Washington-New York Axis of Evil knows that’s why there has been a string of White House national security leaks.
Each of the leaks has been a transparent attempt to pump up President Obama as a tough warrior who deserves re-election because he’s been intimately involved in the killing of Osama bin Laden, the cyber-sabotage of Iran’s nuclear program, and choosing which specific terrorist gets blasted to heaven by a U.S. drone.
Everyone also knows the leaks have damaged our ability to operate our future military and counter-terror operations, and they put our intelligence agents and commandos at risk. And everyone but Obama press spokesman Jay Carney knows exactly where the leaks were authorized — the White House.

The only big mystery left to solve is who the happy leaker is.
The Re-Elect Obama team has two Justice Department lawyers looking into the leaks, which is a joke. Republicans in the Senate, including Lindsey Graham, want a special prosecutor to mount a much wider and deeper investigation, which if it happens would bring the president deserved political troubles but would most likely only catch a few little fish who work for the big fish.
The list of White House leak suspects is long. The media accounts of the president’s brave foreign-policy exploits in The New York Times and elsewhere have included quotes from Leon Panetta, Jim Jones, Gen. Doug Lute, and Gen. David Petraeus.

But I don’t think those gents are up to doing such partisan press work. I have a hunch the Obama administration’s leaker is someone else. Before I say who I think he or she is, I have a little story about my father Ronald Reagan and his problem with a leaker.
When my father would hold discussions with his security advisers about possible covert military operations against the Soviet Union or Libya, there was always a certain U.S. senator in the room representing the Senate leadership. Even if everyone else agreed with a decision except the senator, the senator would often threaten to leak the plans to the press if the president authorized the operation.

It got so bad that when my father was planning to invade Grenada, he told no one in advance because he feared that the senator would blab to the media and cost American lives. That senator who caused my father so much trouble was none other than Joe Biden.
I have no proof, of course, but I think the Obama administration’s leaker is Joe Biden.
Every White House has a designated leaker who tells their friends in the media what the administration wants it to know in hopes of getting politically favorable coverage. My father’s was David Gergen.

Biden is perfect for the job of designated leaker. He works in an administration that spends half its time patting itself on the back and the other half trying to get the media to do it. Plus Biden, unlike the other suspects, has a vested interest in pumping up Obama’s reputation as a strong leader because it’ll keep him in the vice president’s mansion for another four years.
One more thing. Remember when spokesman Jay Carney misspoke the other day? First he said “the Obama administration” wasn’t responsible for the leak. Then he caught himself and said “the White House” wasn’t responsible.
Though it’s only my opinion, I bet Jay was actually telling the truth. It’s not the White House that’s been leaking. But if I were doing the investigating, I’d have someone take a very strong look at the plumbing in the vice president’s house.
Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at, or e-mail comments to
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Video: Is This Communist Obama’s Real Father?

Racy photos of Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, have surfaced in vintage fetish and bondage magazines. The photos, taken at Frank Marshall Davis’ house in Honolulu, help illustrate the intimate relationship between Dunham and Davis. Is he Obama’s real father?

'Dukes of Hazzard' star has edgy message for fathers

by: Drew Zahn
John Schneider, the one-time star of TV sensation “The Dukes of Hazzard,” can be seen in theaters now in a film that “Bo Duke” says is timed perfectly for Father’s Day.
As WND reported, Schneider plays the estranged dad of a struggling teen in “Hardflip,” an edgy, skateboarding movie featuring some of the sports’ biggest stars, openly proclaiming their faith in Jesus Christ.
In an exclusive interview, Schneider, a self-proclaimed Christian and father of three, told WND the story of why the script for “Hardflip” is so relevant to dads.
“I started doing movies where I played fathers, with ‘Night of the Twisters’ [in 1996], when I had just become a father myself,” Schneider told WND. “And I realized there were a lot of people saying, ‘There’s no manual for this!’ Especially when kids get into their teenage years, it can be really frustrating.”

“Then ‘Smallville’ came along, a great opportunity to explore the father-son relationship, forgiveness, listening, advice taken and advice not taken,” he continued. “When a script like ‘Hardflip’ comes along, with a real depiction of the rewards of a father-son relationship but also the difficulties of building one, you have my attention.
“In ‘Hardflip,’ you have a relationship where the father and son haven’t seen each other in 18 years, but they find they’re very alike: pigheaded, stubborn, passionate. It’s a wonderful story of how you can’t get away from how similar you and your children are. You’re alike, regardless of the time and distance between you,” Schneider said.

And though “Hardflip” made its theater debut just last weekend, the film is already having an impact.
“I just did an interview with another gentleman who was very moved by it,” Schneider told WND. “He’s not even married, no children, but he was nearly in tears when talking about this father-son relationship. I have a feeling the film must have reminded him of his father, grandfather.
“That is really where the rubber meets the road – to quote a ‘Dukes’ phrase – when people come to you with tears in their eyes because they just saw something you were a part of,” Schneider said. “I was in San Diego when it opened, and people were fairly emotional about the ride that is ‘Hardflip.’ I appreciate that. When you are in a room full of people, many will say nice things (not always true) about your movies, but tears and true, raw emotion don’t lie.”

More films like ‘Hardflip’?
Schneider, who also starred in “October Baby,” a powerful film about a child who survived abortion, told WND that there has been a major shift in Hollywood, allowing more and more films with positive family and faith messages to be made – but he also warned that many Christians, through ignorance of the Hollywood machine, are actually undermining these films’ success.
“Advancements in technology have really helped,” Schneider explained. “It’s easier to make a movie now than ever before, less costly. You can make a really good film for under a million dollars, like ‘October Baby,’ or under a half million, like ‘Hardflip.’
“A financial shift happened with ‘Facing the Giants’ and ‘Fireproof,’ where movies that were faith-based films were profitable. And people in Hollywood – like people in downtown USA – are out to make money,” Schneider explained. “And faith-based, inspirational films are making money because they’re getting better, the scripts are better.

“The only chink in the armor here, however, is that people must go support these films right away,” Schneider stressed. “There’s this mistaken belief that when a film comes along that seems like an answer to prayer about what’s wrong with Hollywood, Christian audiences wait to buy it when it comes out on DVD. But that’s not how it works! In order for there to be more films like the ones we want to see, the movies have to make noise at the box office.
“That’s why ‘October Baby’ was the talk of Hollywood for a month,” Schneider continued. “It outlasted ‘John Carter,’ it outlasted ‘Battleship,’ which cost $300 million to make. People have to actually drive to the movie theater. They have got to, got to, got to go support it, because it sends a financial message back to Hollywood.

“If you wait until it comes out on DVD, that’s no good,” Schneider explained, “because it’s a different branch, a different arm of the distribution business.”
Go to the “Hardflip” website to find a theater near you showing the movie!
Besides just seeing the film in theaters, Schneider also says audiences need to take advantage of social media and the power of word-of-mouth.
“When people actually go and see the movie and say, ‘You’ve got to see this, it’s amazing,’ that’s as important as a billboard or a television ad,” he said. “What does not help is just buying a ticket and not going. See the movie and further its good reputation with word-of-mouth.”

As for Schneider’s future, the “Hardflip” star gave WND a sneak peak into what may be coming next.
Schneider said he’s mostly exhausted the “sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk with Dad” roles, but he still has a passion for exploring the father-son relationship. In fact, he’s working on writing a project currently titled “Bad Blood” that portrays a cruel prosecuting attorney whose son is on trial for murder. Schneider promises it’s a dark tale, and a bit “more theatrical” than “Smallville,” but still a powerful look at the nature and nurture that goes into being a dad.
Not just into portraying fathers, Schneider has caught the bug for writing about fathers, too.
“I wrote the last episode of ‘Dukes of Hazard,’” the man known to almost every boy growing up in the ’80s as “Bo Duke” said, “and I have been writing ever since.”
Finally, Schneider had a few last words for WND readers in the interview: “Happy Father’s Day.”

Watch Florida eligibility hearing live

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – WND-TV will provide gavel-to-gavel, live video coverage of the latest challenge to Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility in a courtroom hearing that could deny him ballot access to this all-important electoral swing state in November.
Judge Terry Lewis, best known for presiding over the 2000 Bush v. Gore election dispute, will consider arguments from attorney Larry Klayman and attorneys for the Obama campaign. The hearing will focus on Obama’s claim to be a “natural born citizen,”” as required under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.
Lewis is credited with making crucial rulings in the contested 2000 presidential election, when ultimately a Florida vote recount was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court and George W. Bush was declared the winner.
Sign up now to get access to WND-TV’s special free, live-stream page prior to the hearing. 

WND-TV has been designated by the court as the official pool TV service providing all other TV stations and networks with feeds.
Klayman’s law firm filed the challenge to Obama’s name on the ballot on behalf of Michael Voeltz, “a registered member of the Democrat Party, voter, and taxpayer in Broward County, who was an eligible elector for the Florida Primary of Jan. 31, 2012.”
Klayman’s work is being supported by the Constitution Action Fund, a non-profit raising money for the legal challenge.

Klayman told WND that during a hearing last month on discovery issues in the case, Lewis noted that the plaintiff’s brief cited U.S. Supreme Court case Minor v. Happersett from 1875 defining “natural born citizen” as the offspring of two citizens of the nation, while the Obama campaign’s arguments provided no citations.
The definition of the term is critical. Such a step has not been reached in any of the more than 100 legal cases that have been brought over Obama’s eligibility since before his election in 2008.
The U.S. Constitution imposes a special citizenship status requirement on occupants of the Oval Office. The “natural born citizen” requirement is not imposed on other federal officials. From the writings of the Founders, its apparent aim was to ensure that no person who had divided loyalties – to the United States and any other nation – would serve as commander in chief.

Klayman has argued that since Obama, by his own admission, was not born to two citizen parents, he is not a “natural born citizen” and, therefore, is ineligible to be a candidate on the state’s election ballot.
Florida’s election statutes provide broad protections for voters to ensure that the integrity of the election system is beyond reproach. One of the laws allows voters to challenge the nomination of a candidate who is not eligible for the office he is seeking.
“Obama’s briefs [said] it would be an undue burden and expense to have discovery,” Klayman said. The judge said he wanted Obama’s representatives to cite the “authority” on which they based their argument that it isn’t necessary to have two citizen parents to be a natural-born citizen.
WND earlier reported on the case, which raises some of the same issues that have been raised in other state ballot challenges across the nation. Specifically it alleges:
“On or about April 2011, only after years into his presidency, and under media and political pressure, Barack Hussein Obama published on the Internet an electronic version of a purported birth certificate alleging his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961, to American citizen mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan British subject father, Barack Obama Senior.

“There is credible evidence indicating that this electronically produced birth certificate is entirely fraudulent or otherwise altered. No physical, paper copy of the actual long form birth certificate has been produced in order to definitively establish Barack Hussein Obama’s birth within the United States.”
The action follows by weeks the release of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation into Obama’s antecedents. The six-month-long investigation done by professional law enforcement officers working on a volunteer basis for Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse found that there is probable cause to believe there was forgery involved in the production of Obama’s birth certificate, and fraud in presenting that document as a genuine document.
The plaintiff has submitted affidavits from Arpaio and others to support their claim.

The case explains that even if Barack Hussein Obama was born within the United States, he is still not a “natural-born citizen” as required by the U.S. Constitution. That’s because, “Barack Obama Sr. was born in the British Colony of Kenya on June 18, 1936. Birth in Kenya made Barack Obama Sr. a British subject, according to and governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.”
A case filing explains: “No physical, paper copy of defendant Obama’s birth certificate has been presented to establish his eligibility. … Defendant Obama has electronically produced a copy of what he purports to be his ‘birth certificate.’ Nevertheless, there is evidence to suggest that the electronically produced birth certificate is entirely fraudulent or otherwise altered.”
The argument also cites Barack Obama Sr.’s birth in Kenya, making him a “British subject.”

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Holder faces corruption scandal, too

by: Jerome R. Corsi
At a time when millions of Americans are losing their homes as a result of questionable or fraudulent mortgage banking practices, Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department is being accused of blocking prosecution of a high-visibility real estate deal.
Holder, who is under pressure by Congress members investigating the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal to resign, allegedly aims is to protect a high-profile international bank client of his former law firm and shield Democratic Party operatives implicated in the scheme.

WND has obtained several hundred pages of documents alleging that Holder and Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s criminal division, have intervened to block recommended federal prosecutions in an ongoing dispute involving the exclusive Yellowstone Club, a private golf and ski resort now owned by supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle and international bank Credit Suisse.
Allegedly, Holder and Breuer want to shield from federal criminal prosecution the bank, Credit Suisse Group AG, a client of the Washington-based law firm Covington & Burling, as well as key Democratic Party operatives suspected of playing a role in allegedly fraudulent mortgage financing and bank lending practices.
Before joining the Department of Justice in the Obama administration, Holder and Breuer were partners at Covington & Burling.
“I know how Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer operate,” Mike Flynn, legal counsel for Tim Blixseth, the founder of the Yellowstone Club, told WND.
Holder and Breuer are protecting Credit Suisse, he charged.
“In my 42 years of trying high profile cases, I have never seen such corruption,” Flynn said. “The American people need to know what is happening inside the Holder-controlled Justice Department. The fox is now truly guarding the hen house.”

Brian O’Neill, a Secret Service special agent based in Montana, insisted to WND in a telephone interview that Flynn’s allegations were “untrue” in that no prosecutions had been quashed by the Justice Department in Washington.
When pressed to be specific, O’Neill refused to say anything further, referring WND to the Secret Service public information office in Washington, D.C.
The Secret Service public information office in Washington declined comment, referring WND to the Justice Department.
After a series of emails with WND to clarify the particular case, the Department of Justice public information office in Washington also declined comment on the case.

Credit Suisse loan fraud?
The controversy originated with a decision by financial giant Credit Suisse AG in the boom real estate years of the mid-2000s to market a variety of exotic loans. They included what were known as “equity recapitalization” loans designed to allow the developers of high-priced real estate, including the Yellowstone Club luxury resort destination in Montana, to realize anticipated profits years before the profits were actually earned.
Instead of holding the equity in the luxury developments, Credit Suisse, after making the equity recapitalization loans, typically sold the equity to a syndication of institutional investors, including hedge funds and foreign investment entities.
One of the hedge funds purchasing the Yellowstone Club was Boston-based CrossHarbor Capital Partners, operated by Sam Byrne, now a partner of Ron Burkle in the ownership and operation of the Yellowstone Club.

The problem was that the “equity capitalization” loans first marketed by Credit Suisse First Boston, beginning Sept. 21, 2004, were valued according to appraisals conducted by Cushman & Wakefield that arguably were not compliant with the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, the FIRREA.
The valuations were based on a non-FIRREA-compliant standard of “total net value” that established a value for the Yellowstone Club at $1.165 billion when it was only worth approximately $455 million.
The scheme was simple: Credit Suisse made untold millions in fees making inflated loans on high-visibility luxury real estate based on fraudulent appraisals, with virtually no risk after the loans were sold to a “syndicate” of investors, including hedge funds and foreign investors.

Ultimately, when the pricey properties went into bankruptcy, the investors in the syndicate were left holding the bag, with their only recourse to go after the high net-worth homeowners to recover the losses.
Setting $420 million as the “as-is market value” of the property, Credit Suisse made a $375 million syndicated loan through a Credit Suisse branch in the Cayman Islands to the Yellowstone Club in 2005. Founder Tim Blixseth received $209 million from the loan proceeds as his “equity recapitalization” pay-out.
Unknown to Blixseth at the time and to his lawyers who approved the loan, the Credit Suisse loan violated FIRREA as well as relevant state laws and regulations regarding fair market appraisals, and the first loan made in September 2004 was already in default.

With the industry-wide downturn in real estate in the United States, the Yellowstone Club has gone through a contentious bankruptcy proceeding before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher, a Democrat appointed to the bankruptcy court by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Nov. 15, 1999, during President Clinton’s second term in office.
In 2008, Kirscher issued a $40 million fraud judgment against Blixseth that Blixseth and his attorneys continue to contest. The judge then approved in May 2009 a reorganization plan giving the Yellowstone Club to Burkle and Byrne for less than $10 million.
In March, according to the Montana Standard, after Kirscher dismissed an attempt by Blixseth to vacate the $40 million fraud judgment against him, Blixseth charged Kirscher was politically influenced – in a 2009 meeting with Montana’s Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer – to allow Blixseth’s ex-wife and Sam Byrne, a Boston real estate investor with ties to the Democratic Party, to buy the 13,600 acre property cheaply after the bankruptcy had been declared.

Who is Ron Burkle?
Burkle is the college-dropout supermarket-king who started out as a bag boy in his dad’s neighborhood grocery and eventually bought and sold supermarkets through his private equity firm, Yuciapa Companies. He became a Democratic Party operative who reportedly raised more than $1 million for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Blixseth and other victims of the Yellowstone Club bankruptcy proceedings have charged that Burkle conspired with his ex-wife Edra Blixseth and Sam Byrne, the managing partner of Boston-based CrossHarbor Capital Partners, to buy the Yellowstone Club from bankruptcy for a fraction of its value.
Kirscher rejected Tim Blixseth claims of political influence in a published statement he issued Feb. 25, 2011, from his bench on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Montana District.
Blixseth attorney Mike Flynn, Kirscher wrote, “clearly implies that Ron Burkle, whom I have never heard of, Governor Schweitzer, whom I have never met, and Mr. Byrne, who I would recognize only from his appearances in my courtroom, met and somehow exerted pressure on me. This Court has not and will not succumb to any pressure, political or otherwise.”
WND, however, has an affidavit signed by Tim Blixseth on Feb. 27, in which he alleges a federal task force investigated the case and recommended prosecution:

On multiple occasions during the summer of 2011, I had conversations with federal investigators from a Federal Task Force exploring certain conduct involving Edra Blixseth and other parties to the Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC bankruptcy, which is currently pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana. These conversations with federal investigators involved my status as a “victim” of criminal conduct and the investigators were always careful to explain to me that any conversations with them related to my position as a victim.
Blixseth further recounts he had learned a “Target Letter” had been issued to Edra Blixseth as a result of nearly a two-year federal law enforcement investigation and that the federal task force had recommended prosecuting her for loan fraud.
Yet, the indictment never came forward.
Despite the Federal Task Force’s recommendation, I received word that the Montana Office of the Department of Justice would not prosecute Edra Blixseth, that the investigation was to be closed, and that the Yellowstone Club was “OFF LIMITS.”
In concluding the affidavit, Tim Blixseth made clear he believed “certain high ranking individuals in the Department of Justice, who are widely known associates and friends of Ron Burkle, caused the investigation to be halted; thus, using their political positions to assist a friend financially and obstruct justice.”
Flynn also served as legal counsel to Bill Clinton paramour Monica Lewinsky. He faced off against Lanny Breuer, who was White House special counsel representing Clinton during his impeachment trial.

Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

by: Colin Flaherty
The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder.
“In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study.
In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or attempted home invasions or burglaries in those three counties plus Chester County in 2010.”

The report continued, “Two Asian business owners were killed in 2009 – Robert Chae in his North Wales home, and Joseph Ha, a half-block from his dry-cleaning business in Olney. (In 2012) at least six robberies or attempted burglaries of Asian business owners were reported at a home or bank in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. And this year, in addition to the family in Haverford Township, a couple was robbed during a home invasion in Oxford Circle.”
But that news is almost a month old. Since then, at least two other Asian families have become victims. In all the cases, all of those suspected, arrested or convicted, are black.

“The victims were targeted as part of the recent trend in which thugs have attacked Asian business owners,” said the Inquirer. The latest crime was June 7, when a group of armed black men “terrorized and robbed an Asian-American business owner and his family. The masked thugs forced him to lie facedown in the kitchen, Cheng said. They isolated his wife and daughter in other rooms.”
The report continued, “They pointed guns at him, asked where money was and threatened to kill him if he didn’t obey, Cheng said. He told them where to find money. The thugs tied the family’s hands behind their backs and stuffed their mouths with socks, Cheng said. After about an hour, they forced Cheng, his wife and daughter into the basement before they fled with cash and jewelry, he said ”

In April, 12 Asians in Southwest Philadelphia were enjoying a night of karaoke when four black men with guns broke in and robbed the group.
Also in April, four black men broke into the home of an elderly Asian couple and their handicapped son, bound, threatened and robbed them. Their entrance and exit was captured on a security video.
In March, seven hooded black men with weapons surprised an Asian couple returning to their suburban Philadelphia home after a day at their beer-distribution company. After threatening the couple with pistols, they escaped with cash and valuables.

Their entrance and exit was also captured. The criminals were not.
“Many of the victims live close to their business,” said Taleeb Starks, a Philadelphia resident and producer of the noted documentary on black violence, Mothers of No Tomorrow. “So a lot of these crimes directed at Asians involve planning and stalking. Which make them extra dangerous. And of course the police never hear about many of them.”
These crimes are in addition to a Justice Department investigation in 2009 that found black students were systematically beating and abusing Asian students over a several year period at South Philadelphia High School.

The principal at first denied the attacks, then blamed the violence on Asians, and even gave the Asian students a pamphlet instructing them how to avoid antagonizing the black students with their racism and thus avoid getting beat up.
The principal was eventually removed after the federal investigation substantiated claims of racial violence against Asians.
Philadelphia has gained national attention for dozens of episodes of large scale racial violence and crime over the last three years. So much so, the black mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, went to a Baptist Church last August and admonished black people to stop the violence, saying they were “hurting their own race.”
The epidemic of black on Asian robbery and crime is not restricted to San Francisco and Philadelphia.
In Manhattan, videos show five black people targetting elderly Asian women for violence, reported Asian journalist Ying Ma. Those episodes, combined with similar violent and more lethal actions in San Jose and Oakland, did not seem to get much attention, she said.

“Local officials and the local media have bent over backward to deny or ignore the issue of race,” said Ma. “Many African-Americans in crowded and unsafe urban centers often view every Asian – Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino or Korean – as a ‘Chinaman’ who is unworthy of basic human decency or respect. In one city after another, black teenagers and adults frequently hurl racial slurs at the ‘Chinamen’ among them, at the grocery store, on the bus, on the subway and in the streets. If the ‘Chinamen’ are lucky, no violence will ensue.”
Asian victims are often reluctant to report the crimes, say Asian leaders and police officials.Victims also find the violence hard to understand. Amanza Emineke and others do not. 

“The reason Asian kids are getting robbed is because there is an assumption that young Chinese kids on Third Street are filthy rich and have an iPod or laptop on them,” he told the African section of the New American Media news service website. “To a young, broke black male, the appeal of nabbing a few hundred dollars from some Asian kid’s pocket is even greater during this recession.”
“This isn’t to say that the inter-ethnic tension between Blacks and Asians is a one-way street. Asians (as Asians will tell you) can be particularly racist against the African American community.”
Emineke was charged with assault and a hate crime after robbing a Chinese student. The assault charge stuck, but not the hate crime: “I was glad when the charge was dropped because a hate crime shines a whole different light on you.”

Another black person with self-confessed first-hand experience committing violence against Asians told the Inquirer: “They had a term, ‘clocking wigs,’ that meant hitting someone in the head … They preyed on women, whites, and Asians.”
In case anyone was thinking this epidemic of violence against Asians had racial overtones, Yale University sociologist Elijah Anderson would like to set you straight: Talking about black on Asian crime in Philadelphia Weekly, the magazine that broke the story of the racial attacks at South Philadelphia High School, he said:
“It’s a human thing. It could be Asians who get jumped. It could be blacks. It could be white, Italian, Jewish, whatever, if you know what I mean. This is not unique to blacks and Asians.”
An email to Anderson asking him for evidence about groups of Asians targeting blacks for violence went unanswered.

The Internet is full of video news accounts of black on Asian crime. The television drama Law and Order even based an episode in its trademark ‘ripped from the headlines’ style featuring a black gang kidnapping, torturing and killing an Asian restaurant worker in New York.

Russia warns war is coming

by: AAron Klein
JERUSALEM – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is preparing a major offensive in the coming days against the opposition targeting his regime, an informed Syrian government source confirmed.
The source told WND yesterday Assad was warned by Russia that if the coming counterinsurgency targeting the opposition is not successful in the next 4-6 weeks, Syria should be prepared for a war.

The source did not say whether the possibility of war referred to a Russian expectation of international intervention in Syria.
The information comes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday accused Russia of sending helicopter gunships to Syria for use in crackdowns on rebel positions across Syria.
“We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria,” said Clinton. “They have, from time to time, said that we shouldn’t worry – everything they are shipping is unrelated to their [the Syrian government's] actions internally. That’s patently untrue.”
Continued Clinton: “And we are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria, which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.”
Also yesterday U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland echoed concerns by UN envoy Kofi Annan that a so-called massacre is being organized against the Syrian opposition.

“The United States joins joint special envoy Kofi Annan in expressing deep alarm at reports from inside Syria that the regime may be organizing another massacre,” Nuland said. “People will be held accountable.”
A previous attack against civilians in the Syrian neighbourhood of Houla saw 108 people, including 49 children, reportedly executed at close range on May 25. The international community quickly blamed Assad’s forces for the massacre.
This past weekend, Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter “Allgemeine Zeitung,” quoted sources claiming the Houla massacre was actually committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants.

Immediately following the massacre, WND reported Syria presented the United Nations and the U.S. with information that claimed it was a group affiliated with al-Qaida, armed by Turkey, that slaughtered the civilians in their homes in Houla, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials.
The international community has widely condemned Syria, pinning the blame for the Houla massacre on forces acting under the direction of Assad’s regime.
Assad’s regime several times has claimed al-Qaida was behind a series of  attacks blamed on Syrian forces. Last month, Syria said it arrested 26 al-Qaida “foreign terrorists,” including one Jordanian.
Two weeks ago Assad used a rare national address to blame “terrorists” and foreign elements for the Houla massacre.

The massacre furthered galvanized world opinion against Assad and has led to stepped-up calls by the opposition for the use of military force to oust the Syrian regime.
The U.S., Italy and Spain announced last week they are expelling Syrian ambassadors after similar moves by France, Germany, Britain, Australia and Canada.
In retaliation, Syria said it is expelling diplomats from Turkey and 10 Western countries, including the U.S. and the U.K.
Much of the Western news media blamed Assad’s troops for the Houla massacre.
But underscoring the gap of information on the ground, many news media reports at first claimed the civilian deaths in Houla were caused by mortars and shelling by Assad’s forces.

Two days later, much of the news media changed its tune, parroting a U.N. report that says most of the 108 victims of the Houla massacre were shot at close range, some of them women, children and entire families gunned down in their homes.
Survivors and witnesses cited by the U.N. blamed the house-to-house killings on pro-government thugs known as shabiha.
Largely unreported is Syria’s claim that an armed terrorism element is behind the massacre.
Middle East security officials told WND Syria has sent information to the U.S., U.N. and other international bodies indicating the house-to-house slaughter was carried out by a group affiliated with al-Qaida that came from North Africa.

According to Syria, the jihad organization entered Syria via Turkey, where the militants were first armed. Syria did not blame Turkey directly for the massacre, the security officials said. The Syrian report stated Turkey likely believes the al-Qaida elements were going to fight Assad’s regime.
For months now, Turkey has been hosting the Syrian opposition and agitating for international military intervention against Damascus.
Two weeks ago one Egyptian security official told WND there is a growing collaboration between the Syrian opposition and al-Qaida as well as evidence the opposition is sending weapons to jihadists in Iraq.
An Egyptian military attaché detailed the alleged collaboration between al-Qaida and the U.S.-aided opposition in Syria that operates under the banner of the National Free Army.

The purported cooperation extends to recent suicide attacks and bombings in Damascus and in the embattled Syrian city of Homs.
The military official told WND that Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al-Qaida arms:
  • Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al-Qaida militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese;
  • Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al-Qaida banner;
  • Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al-Qaida group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria.
The Arab League, which has condemned Syria, previously privately recognized an armed terrorist element agitating against Assad’s regime.
A leaked Arab League dispatch, posted in February by the Anonymous group, said Arab League monitors on the ground in Syria several times witnessed an “armed entity” provoking Syrian forces and placing civilian lives in danger.
That section of the classified report read: “The Mission determined that there is an armed entity that is not mentioned in the protocol. … In some zones, this armed entity reacted by attacking Syrian security forces and citizens, causing the Government to respond with further violence. In the end, innocent citizens pay the price for those actions with life and limb.”