ChiBama Politics –
If the media continues to try to smear those who disagree with the Obama Administration as …well, maybe they shouldn’t throw stones.
From the Free Republic:
Obama Donor Charged in Death Threat Against House GOP Whip Cantor
Monday, March 29, 2010 | Kristinn
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 1:46:29 PM by kristinn
Did Barack Obama inspire one of his donors to threaten a top GOP lawmaker?
Norman Leboon, Sr, the man reported to have been arrested for making a death threat video against House Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Cantor’s family is listed by the Federal Elections Commission as having made two donations to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in 2008.
According to the FEC, the donations were made on successive days in June 2008, on the 20th for $255 and on the 21st for $250. There are no other federal election campaign contributions listed for Leboon.
Just a week before Leboon made his contributions, Obama spoke in Leboon’s hometown of Philadelphia on June 13, where he urged his supporters to “bring a gun” to the political battles against their opponents:
” If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
Tea Party On –
Maybe Bloomberg is studying at ChiBama U.?
Tea and Mockery The Bloomberg news service takes a cheap shot.
As the mainstream media’s campaign against the tea-party movement has grown more vicious, Heidi Przybyla, a reporter for the Bloomberg news service, decides to take a different approach: (relatively) gentle mockery. “Tea Party Advocates Who Scorn Socialism Want a Government Job,” reads the headline of a dispatch she filed Friday, reporting on a new Bloomberg poll.
There’s just one problem: The headline, which Przybyla herself might or might not have written, is glaringly false. Here’s what the story actually reports:
More than 90 percent of Tea Party backers interviewed in a new Bloomberg National Poll say the U.S. is verging more toward socialism than capitalism, the federal government is trying to control too many aspects of private life and more decisions should be made at the state level.
At the same time, 70 percent of those who sympathize with the Tea Party, which organized protests this week against President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, want a federal government that fosters job creation.
Is it really possible that Przybyla or her editors can’t imagine ways in which the federal government could foster job creation other than by expanding the government payroll? The headline is designed to portray tea-party sympathizers as hypocrites and losers, but to anyone paying attention, it actually shows Bloomberg to be biased to the point of dishonesty.
Bloomberg is hardly alone in this….Continue Reading
Bingo!!! Here’s a man with clear vision! And he even has the same name as our ‘Barry’ – how could that be?
Prof. Barry Rubin – 3/29/2010
Has the Obama Administration, against U.S. interests, declared diplomatic war on Israel? Up to now my view has been that the U.S. government didn’t want a crisis but merely sought to get indirect negotiations going between Israel and Palestinians in order to look good.
Even assuming this limited goal, the technique was to keep getting concessions from Israel without asking the PA to do or give anything has been foolish, but at least it was a generally rational strategy.
But now it has become reasonable to ask whether the Obama White House is running amuck on Israel, whether it is pushing friction so far out of proportion that it is starting to seem a vendetta based on hostility and ideology. And if that’s true, there is little Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or any Israeli leader can do to fix the problem.
A partial explanation of such behavior can be called, to borrow a phrase from the health law debate, a “single-payer option” as its Middle East strategy. That is, the administration seems to envision Israel paying for everything: supposedly to get the Palestinian Authority (PA) to talks, do away with any Islamist desire to carry out terrorism or revolution, keep Iraq quiet, make Afghanistan stable, and solve just about any other global problem.
What makes this U.S. tactic even more absurd is doing so at the very moment when it is coddling Syria and losing the battle for anything but the most minimal sanctions on Iran.
During his visit to Washington, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to defuse the tension. His partners in government, we should never forget, are Defense Minister Ehud Barak, leader of the Labour Party, and President Shimon Peres, who has done more to promote Middle East peace than any other living Israeli leader.
But according to reliable sources, Obama went out of his way to be personally hostile, treating Netanyahu like some colonial minion who could be ordered around. …Continue Reading
Obama’s Health Care Deform –
First the States started filing lawsuits, then some individuals, and now a group of Doctors is jumping on board! All aboard the Kill The Bill Express!
It looks as if it is not just state attorneys general that are filing a lawsuit against the new health care law recently passed by the Democrats and signed into law by President Obama. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) put out the following statement:
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.)…Continue Reading
Time to change my census form again. Ethnicity – Amish Muslim Arab? I’m a mix of a lot of groups but I do meet the requirements to be a ‘natural born citizen’ – unlike someone in Oval Office.
March 29, 2010
Health Care Bill religious exemptions, Muslims
I am still trying to get answers on religious exemptions to participation in the so called Health Care Bill. I have been getting feedback that various religious groups getting preferential treatment may be the basis for some of the lawsuits. The American Thinker site posed this question regarding Muslims several days ago.
“Amish, Muslims to be excused from Obamacare mandate?”…Continue Reading
No limit to what Covt can force people to buy. The next thing Obama will force people to do is procreate only with people of a different ethnic group so America will lose its cultural richness and will be easier to control. I do think procreating with different ethnic groups is a good idea, but only if all involved are un-coerced.
Rep. Burgess: If Mandate To Buy Health Insurance Upheld By Court, No Limit To What Govt Can Force People To Buy
Monday, March 29, 2010
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter
(CNSNews.com) – Representative Michael Burgess (R-Texas) told CNSNews.com that if the mandate in the health care law requiring individuals to purchase health insurance or be penalized is upheld by the courts, the federal government could mandate anything, such as requiring all Americans to purchase a General Motors car.
On Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Representative Burgess, “The Congressional Budget Office has said that never before in the history of the United States has the federal government mandated that any one buy a specific good or service and, of course, the bill includes the individual mandate. Is there a part of the Constitution that you think gives Congress the authority to mandate individuals to purchase health insurance?”
Representative Burgess, himself a doctor, said, “No, I personally do not, and I think that is exactly right. Never before in the history of this country have we had the ability to coerce American citizens to purchase something and then invoke the Commerce clause after we coerce that purchase.”…Continue Reading
Costs of Obama Deform -
I too am watching the 10 year Treasury.
From American Thinker:
March 28, 2010
It doesn’t take long to find out what the truth is about a bill written by lobbyists and bureaucrats in the backrooms of the Capital. Simply look to the world-wide financial markets.
Since the passage and signing of the Heath Care Reform Act, the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasury has shown a dramatic increase. On Tuesday the yield was 3.65% by Thursday 3.92%. An increase of that magnitude is very unusual in such a short time.
“The environment for debt auctions has turned negative” says Rick Klingman, managing director at BNP Parabis. “Long-term rates are rising and it is no coincidence that this has occurred after the passage of healthcare reform and the end of Fed buy-backs.
It is projected that by this summer yields on the 10 year U.S. Treasury will reach 4.5% as investors pull their money from bond funds out of fear of the debt load being incurred by the United States.
The United States Treasury at future auctions will have no choice but to pay these higher interest rates in order to sell its bond issues. The potential 23% rise in the 10 year yield will have a devastating impact on the interest expenditures, blowing the budget deficit far higher. This is a harbinger of what is to come.
If this bill were in fact what President Obama and the Democrats sold it to be, the market reaction would have not been so negative….Continue Reading
Didn’t Obama say something about premiums going down? Liar!
Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adultsMar 29 04:20 PM US/Eastern
By CARLA K. JOHNSON
AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) – Health insurance premiums for young adults are expected to rise about 17 percent once they’re required to buy insurance four years from now. That estimate is from an analysis by Rand Health.
Young people will need to carry more of the burden of health care under the new health overhaul law. The new law limits an industry practice of charging older customers more. …Continue Reading
Other Team FOCOA News –
(Full of Crap Obama Administration)
Increasing prices for raw materials reflect a belief in economic recovery but also represent a cost of doing business. Still, it is easy to overstate the impact.
Indicators of market stress are showing up in the Treasury market, including rising bond yields and lower swap spreads.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.