Daily Archives: September 14, 2009

The President from ACORN Switches Nation’s 9/11/01 Observance to Include "Day of Service" by Rees Lloyd

September 11 has been annually observed since 2001 as Patriot Day — that is, until Sept. 11, 2009: It has now been re-designated “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” by proclamation of President Barack Hussein Obama. Why would the Obama regime find it necessary to rename Patriot Day into a community organizing slogan?
I suggest that the action of Obama and his regime action is an insult to the nation, and to the memory of all those who died, and the families of those who died, as a result of the 9-11-2001 attack on America by fanatical Muslim terrorists acting pursuant to the Declaration of War against America by the Islamofascist terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
September 11 is not a day to gayly attend an ACORN meeting. It is a day of solemn remembrance of the horror of 9-11-2001 and the need to stand united against the Islamist terrorism which caused the death of almost 3,000 innocent people, including over 400 fire, police, and other emergency personnel who died in valiant attempts to rescue victims of that evil attack by Muslim fanatics.
Instead, Obama, a Saul Alinsky-indoctrinated former “community organizer” cum President, diminshes the “Patriot” essence of Patriot’s Day by appending to the name of the day his community organizer agenda, making it a feel-good “National Day of Service.” The media reports of the anniversary of 9-11, following the Obama regi me’s liberal lead, almost universally reported it as “…the first National Service Day.”
Thus, Obama, and his regime, have shamefully degraded Patriot Day, by an act further evidencing Obama’s apparent unrestrained narcissistic self-worship. He apparently is so self-absorbed that he is unable to recognize that Patriot Day is not about him and his community-organizer’s agenda—it is about those innocents who died, and those heroes who died trying to save those innocents. It is about remembering and honoring the ordinary Americans on Flight 93, who, knowing that they would die, rose up and fought the Islamist terrorists who had hijacked the plane in order to fly it into the Capitol. That patriotic spirit is what is needed if we are to defend American freedom from Islamist jihadist terrorism.
Instead, Obama, the “community organizer,” re-designates Patriot Day as a National Day of Service, proclaiming “ I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service” as his first priority of 9-11 observances.
&nb sp; Remarkably, Obama has issued a proclamation which speaks of thousands who were killed, but never identifies who or what killed them. How is it that Barack Hussein Obama never identifies the perpetrators of the terrorist attack on America as “terrorists,” or identifies them as Muslim fanatics, or the fact that so many of the 19 terrorists were Saudi Arabian followers Al-Queda? If Obama’s Proclamation was the only source of information, one might conclude those thousands might have died in an attack by UFO’s, Martians, alien spirits, as no perpetrator is idenitifed.
Obama was elected to act as the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief to defend the nation and its republican form of government, not as cult leader or to act as the “Community Organizer-In-Chief” to re-make the nation modeled on ACORN, whose community organizers he trained, whose corrupt actions he defended as its lawyer, and to which he pledged even before taking office that it would be closely involved in shaping the policies of his regime.
Patriot Day was established as a result of the action of the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of “407 to 0,”20on October 25, 2001, adopting Joint Resolution 71, which requested the President of the United States to designate September 11 each year as “Patriot Day” in remembrance of all those who died as a result of 9-11 attack on America. Then-President George Bush, following the unanimous will of Congress, on December 18, 2001 signed Joint Resolution 71 into law, and under its authority established September 11 as Patriot Day.
Since then, annually, the nation has paused to observe Patriot Day, to remember 9-11, the victims of Islamist terrorism, the heroes who gave their lives in rescue attempts, and the perpetrators of 9-11 who must be resisted, not bowed before, if American freedom is be preserved. There are such observances throughout the nation on Patriot Day. In particular, wartime veterans of The American Legion, the VFW, other veterans organizations, gather at their Posts, at veterans memorials, at veterans cemeteries, to remember the victims, and to honor those who gave their lives trying to save those victims.
In short, Patriot Day has become an American tradition to remember the reality of terrorism, to remember its victims, to remember the reasons why we must be prepared to stand and fight terrorism and the terrorists, just as we reme mber Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Four Chaplains Day, Memorial Day — days to honor those who have lost their lives in war, not days to advance any politician’s career or political agenda, in this instance Obama’s community-organizer agenda. Will Obama now rewrite history to observe Pearl Harbor Day as a “National Service Day” without including the fact that it was Japan which attacked Pearl Harbor, as he on Patriot Day issues a proclamation which doesn’t dare mention that the attackers were fanatical Muslim terrorists, almost all from Saudi Arabia?
Patriot Day is now converted into the “National Day of Service,” according to Obama’s Proclamation, under authority of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, adopted April 21, 2009, which reauthorized and re-formed many federal national service laws. It “recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service,” according to Obama in his Proclamation. Why would this massive statute include a re-designation of Patriot Day? That is not explained. How many Americans knew that Patriot Day’s redesignation was included? It is naught but cover for Obama to pursue his Saul Alinsky-community organizer’s agenda. (See, Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” to see that agenda.)
I with other veterans observed Patriot Day as Patriot Day, notwithstanding Obama’s purporting to “change” a day of patriotic purpose into a community organizer’s opportunity to “change” patriots into statist subjects or serfs kowtowing to government.
We veterans remembered and honored the 9-11 victims on Patriot Day with respect and solemnity, played “Taps,” saluted the American Flag without apology, called “terrorism” by its name and the terrorist perpetrators by their name, and reaffirmed the oath we all took on entering service, “…to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.”
While I understand that Obama never deigned to wear the uniform of the country, as President, he took a similar oath as those who did serve, not an oath to change the nation in the image of Alinsky or ACORN, as “community organizer.”
The nation should repudiate Obama’s tortured distortion of Patriot Day into a call for community organizing. Congress should act to reverse it. And neither Obama nor any other self-obsessed, narcissistic politician should ever again attempt to pervert Patriot Day — or Pearl Harbor Day, Four Chaplains Day, Veterans Day, or Memorial Day — from a day remembering and honoring those who lost their lives by acts of war, as 9-11 was, into an opportunity to advance that politician’s personal political agenda, or personality-cult.
[Rees Lloyd is a longtime civil rights attorney and veterans affairs activist.]

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Spank that Fannie. And Whack Freddie Mac for that Matter.

Pete the Broker has it right on the Victoria Taft blog today:

The Obama Administration has given reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the residential capital markets a relatively low priority on his political agenda. In the past year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac facing bankruptcy were forced into government conservatorship, have received some $96 Billion in direct capital infusions from the Treasury, have remained largely unprofitable while in concert with the Federal Housing Administration they have dominated residential mortgage originations and sales of Mortgage Backed Securities in the presently largely dysfunctional mortgage capital market.

In the absence of action by the Administration and Congress, the Mortgage Bankers Association presented its own preliminary proposal for reform recently. The proposal summarized in the accompanying Wall Street Journal article would,

  1. Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with several smaller private companies (privately owned, government chartered and regulated).

  2. Create a new class of Mortgage Backed Securities (pools of mortgages) with individual loans in this MBS pools guaranteed by the new private companies.

  3. Establish government guarantees for the MBS pools which would insure investors against default, supported by payment of fees by new private firms into a federal insurance fund similar to the FDIC government insurance fund on bank accounts. John Courson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MBA suggests government guarantees are necessary to restore and maintain investor confidence in MBS as well as provided renewed liquidity in the residential mortgage markets.

  4. Create a new class of MBS which would contain only conventional or traditional mortgage products (Prime loans rather than sub prime, for example).

  5. Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a direct government agency that would handle financing in conjunction with government affordable housing policies.

Is this Mortgage Banker’s Association proposal, among other things recommending smaller private firms, sufficient to reform and improve the Mortgage Industry and Markets? Here’s some more food for thought here.

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Obama On Kanye West

Barack Obama unofficially made a statement on Kanye West’s deplorable act at the VMAs against 19 year-old Taylor Swift. It wasn’t supposed to be released, being made “off the cuff.”

ABC News reporter Terry Moran put it up on Twitter, but later took it down and issued an apology to the White House saying,

“In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”

The comment? “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

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It’s too bad it was rescinded. I think most of the country would finally agree with Obama on something.

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HR 3400: That "Non-Existent" Republican Alternative

Throughout August and September, we heard Democrats crying how Republicans have no alternative to their raping of the health care system of America. In a “Fact-Check” Card issued to officials and made avaiable to followers, the claim was made, Republicans “have refused to release a plan to the public.”

Introduced on July 30, 2009, prior to recess, was HR 3400 – Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2009, introduced by Representative Tom Price R-GA

Co-Sponsors
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4]
Rep. W. Akin [R, MO-2]
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5]
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6]
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6]
Rep. James Barrett [R, SC-3]
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6]
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7]
Rep. Henry Brown [R, SC-1]
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5]
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6]
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6]
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7]
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2]
Rep. Mary Fallin [R, OK-5]
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4]
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24]
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11]
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1]
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4]
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1]
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5]
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5]
Rep. John Linder [R, GA-7]
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0]
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24]
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4]
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1]
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16]
Rep. Phil Roe [R, TN-1]
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16]
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1]
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2]
Rep. Mark Souder [R, IN-3]
Rep. Zach Wamp [R, TN-3]
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3]
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2]

Will Democrats, who claim to be “reaching out” for bi-partisanship, negotiate with this bill? Or, will they cling to their total takeover proposed by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama?

Bill Text

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Senate Votes to Cut Off ACORN Housing Funding

Fox News

By a vote of 83 to 7, the Senate has approved an amendment offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns prohibiting the ACORN from receiving funds from the current Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill.

The seven “NAYs”:
Burris (D-IL)
Casey (D-PA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Leahy (D-VT)
Sanders (I-VT)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

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ACORN # 3: "Honesty is not going to get you the house"

A third tape by the couple exposing ACORN surfaced this morning exposing the Brooklyn New York office, who also give advice to the couple posing as a pimp and prostitute.

At one point, James O’Keefe is heard saying Hannah is “honest,” eliciting the response of “Honesty is not going to get you the house.”

SOURCE NBC

Biggovernment.com

Calls to investigate ACORN are still being ignored by Democrats as ACORN threatens lawsuits and criminal prosecution of the couple and Fox News for exposing more of their corruption.

How far up does this go?

How many more tapes will surface?

Why are our tax dollars going to this group that only fronts Democrats, but claims to be “non-partisan?”

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The President from ACORN Switches Nation’s 9/11/01 Observance to Include "Day of Service" by Rees Lloyd

September 11 has been annually observed since 2001 as Patriot Day — that is, until Sept. 11, 2009: It has now been re-designated “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” by proclamation of President Barack Hussein Obama. Why would the Obama regime find it necessary to rename Patriot Day into a community organizing slogan?
I suggest that the action of Obama and his regime action is an insult to the nation, and to the memory of all those who died, and the families of those who died, as a result of the 9-11-2001 attack on America by fanatical Muslim terrorists acting pursuant to the Declaration of War against America by the Islamofascist terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
September 11 is not a day to gayly attend an ACORN meeting. It is a day of solemn remembrance of the horror of 9-11-2001 and the need to stand united against the Islamist terrorism which caused the death of almost 3,000 innocent people, including over 400 fire, police, and other emergency personnel who died in valiant attempts to rescue victims of that evil attack by Muslim fanatics.
Instead, Obama, a Saul Alinsky-indoctrinated former “community organizer” cum President, diminshes the “Patriot” essence of Patriot’s Day by appending to the name of the day his community organizer agenda, making it a feel-good “National Day of Service.” The media reports of the anniversary of 9-11, following the Obama regi me’s liberal lead, almost universally reported it as “…the first National Service Day.”
Thus, Obama, and his regime, have shamefully degraded Patriot Day, by an act further evidencing Obama’s apparent unrestrained narcissistic self-worship. He apparently is so self-absorbed that he is unable to recognize that Patriot Day is not about him and his community-organizer’s agenda—it is about those innocents who died, and those heroes who died trying to save those innocents. It is about remembering and honoring the ordinary Americans on Flight 93, who, knowing that they would die, rose up and fought the Islamist terrorists who had hijacked the plane in order to fly it into the Capitol. That patriotic spirit is what is needed if we are to defend American freedom from Islamist jihadist terrorism.
Instead, Obama, the “community organizer,” re-designates Patriot Day as a National Day of Service, proclaiming “ I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service” as his first priority of 9-11 observances.
&nb sp; Remarkably, Obama has issued a proclamation which speaks of thousands who were killed, but never identifies who or what killed them. How is it that Barack Hussein Obama never identifies the perpetrators of the terrorist attack on America as “terrorists,” or identifies them as Muslim fanatics, or the fact that so many of the 19 terrorists were Saudi Arabian followers Al-Queda? If Obama’s Proclamation was the only source of information, one might conclude those thousands might have died in an attack by UFO’s, Martians, alien spirits, as no perpetrator is idenitifed.
Obama was elected to act as the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief to defend the nation and its republican form of government, not as cult leader or to act as the “Community Organizer-In-Chief” to re-make the nation modeled on ACORN, whose community organizers he trained, whose corrupt actions he defended as its lawyer, and to which he pledged even before taking office that it would be closely involved in shaping the policies of his regime.
Patriot Day was established as a result of the action of the U.S. House of Representatives, by a vote of “407 to 0,”20on October 25, 2001, adopting Joint Resolution 71, which requested the President of the United States to designate September 11 each year as “Patriot Day” in remembrance of all those who died as a result of 9-11 attack on America. Then-President George Bush, following the unanimous will of Congress, on December 18, 2001 signed Joint Resolution 71 into law, and under its authority established September 11 as Patriot Day.
Since then, annually, the nation has paused to observe Patriot Day, to remember 9-11, the victims of Islamist terrorism, the heroes who gave their lives in rescue attempts, and the perpetrators of 9-11 who must be resisted, not bowed before, if American freedom is be preserved. There are such observances throughout the nation on Patriot Day. In particular, wartime veterans of The American Legion, the VFW, other veterans organizations, gather at their Posts, at veterans memorials, at veterans cemeteries, to remember the victims, and to honor those who gave their lives trying to save those victims.
In short, Patriot Day has become an American tradition to remember the reality of terrorism, to remember its victims, to remember the reasons why we must be prepared to stand and fight terrorism and the terrorists, just as we reme mber Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Four Chaplains Day, Memorial Day — days to honor those who have lost their lives in war, not days to advance any politician’s career or political agenda, in this instance Obama’s community-organizer agenda. Will Obama now rewrite history to observe Pearl Harbor Day as a “National Service Day” without including the fact that it was Japan which attacked Pearl Harbor, as he on Patriot Day issues a proclamation which doesn’t dare mention that the attackers were fanatical Muslim terrorists, almost all from Saudi Arabia?
Patriot Day is now converted into the “National Day of Service,” according to Obama’s Proclamation, under authority of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, adopted April 21, 2009, which reauthorized and re-formed many federal national service laws. It “recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service,” according to Obama in his Proclamation. Why would this massive statute include a re-designation of Patriot Day? That is not explained. How many Americans knew that Patriot Day’s redesignation was included? It is naught but cover for Obama to pursue his Saul Alinsky-community organizer’s agenda. (See, Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” to see that agenda.)
I with other veterans observed Patriot Day as Patriot Day, notwithstanding Obama’s purporting to “change” a day of patriotic purpose into a community organizer’s opportunity to “change” patriots into statist subjects or serfs kowtowing to government.
We veterans remembered and honored the 9-11 victims on Patriot Day with respect and solemnity, played “Taps,” saluted the American Flag without apology, called “terrorism” by its name and the terrorist perpetrators by their name, and reaffirmed the oath we all took on entering service, “…to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.”
While I understand that Obama never deigned to wear the uniform of the country, as President, he took a similar oath as those who did serve, not an oath to change the nation in the image of Alinsky or ACORN, as “community organizer.”
The nation should repudiate Obama’s tortured distortion of Patriot Day into a call for community organizing. Congress should act to reverse it. And neither Obama nor any other self-obsessed, narcissistic politician should ever again attempt to pervert Patriot Day — or Pearl Harbor Day, Four Chaplains Day, Veterans Day, or Memorial Day — from a day remembering and honoring those who lost their lives by acts of war, as 9-11 was, into an opportunity to advance that politician’s personal political agenda, or personality-cult.
[Rees Lloyd is a longtime civil rights attorney and veterans affairs activist.]

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Spank that Fannie. And Whack Freddie Mac for that Matter.

Pete the Broker has it right on the Victoria Taft blog today:

The Obama Administration has given reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the residential capital markets a relatively low priority on his political agenda. In the past year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac facing bankruptcy were forced into government conservatorship, have received some $96 Billion in direct capital infusions from the Treasury, have remained largely unprofitable while in concert with the Federal Housing Administration they have dominated residential mortgage originations and sales of Mortgage Backed Securities in the presently largely dysfunctional mortgage capital market.

In the absence of action by the Administration and Congress, the Mortgage Bankers Association presented its own preliminary proposal for reform recently. The proposal summarized in the accompanying Wall Street Journal article would,

  1. Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with several smaller private companies (privately owned, government chartered and regulated).

  2. Create a new class of Mortgage Backed Securities (pools of mortgages) with individual loans in this MBS pools guaranteed by the new private companies.

  3. Establish government guarantees for the MBS pools which would insure investors against default, supported by payment of fees by new private firms into a federal insurance fund similar to the FDIC government insurance fund on bank accounts. John Courson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the MBA suggests government guarantees are necessary to restore and maintain investor confidence in MBS as well as provided renewed liquidity in the residential mortgage markets.

  4. Create a new class of MBS which would contain only conventional or traditional mortgage products (Prime loans rather than sub prime, for example).

  5. Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a direct government agency that would handle financing in conjunction with government affordable housing policies.

Is this Mortgage Banker’s Association proposal, among other things recommending smaller private firms, sufficient to reform and improve the Mortgage Industry and Markets? Here’s some more food for thought here.

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ACORN # 3: "Honesty is not going to get you the house"

A third tape by the couple exposing ACORN surfaced this morning exposing the Brooklyn New York office, who also give advice to the couple posing as a pimp and prostitute.

At one point, James O’Keefe is heard saying Hannah is “honest,” eliciting the response of “Honesty is not going to get you the house.”

SOURCE NBC

Biggovernment.com

Calls to investigate ACORN are still being ignored by Democrats as ACORN threatens lawsuits and criminal prosecution of the couple and Fox News for exposing more of their corruption.

How far up does this go?

How many more tapes will surface?

Why are our tax dollars going to this group that only fronts Democrats, but claims to be “non-partisan?”

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