Monthly Archives: December 2009

Happy New Year!

Low lights of the year:
The country continues the long march toward socialism.
Portland’s City Council turns a blind eye to a Mayor who predated on a teenager.
The Mayor predated on a teenager.
We have big plans to push back on both these issues in 2010.

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Happy New Year!

Low lights of the year:
The country continues the long march toward socialism.
Portland’s City Council turns a blind eye to a Mayor who predated on a teenager.
The Mayor predated on a teenager.
We have big plans to push back on both these issues in 2010.

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Obama Administration Blocked Use of Full Body Scanners At Dutch Airport

From the UK Guardian:

“The US blocked Dutch attempts to install full-body scanners for passengers travelling to the US before the failed suicide bombing of a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch interior minister said today.”

“Authorities at Schipol airport in Amsterdam had wanted to introduce the devices to monitor US-bound flights, but the scanners were not installed because US authorities wanted them to be used on flights to all destinations, said Guusje Ter Horst.”

Will these amateurs ruling the country ever realize there are bad guys out there who hate America and our people?

The pooh-pooh presidency “Don’t worry, this terror thing is no biggie”

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Obama Administration Blocked Use of Full Body Scanners At Dutch Airport

From the UK Guardian:

“The US blocked Dutch attempts to install full-body scanners for passengers travelling to the US before the failed suicide bombing of a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day, the Dutch interior minister said today.”

“Authorities at Schipol airport in Amsterdam had wanted to introduce the devices to monitor US-bound flights, but the scanners were not installed because US authorities wanted them to be used on flights to all destinations, said Guusje Ter Horst.”

Will these amateurs ruling the country ever realize there are bad guys out there who hate America and our people?

The pooh-pooh presidency “Don’t worry, this terror thing is no biggie”

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Obama CIA Flubs Up Big Time

Now that the boy king can come off of the greens in Hawaii, he is being told what a poor job his CIA under career politician and Clintonista Leon Panetta did in protecting America in the first test of our new intelligencia.

Many expressed concern over Obama’s appointment of Ca. Democrat Panetta but were shouted down. It seems our concerns were valid, as we saw Christmas Day.

Showing his own incompetence to be CiC, Obama had no idea how poorly the CIA is performing under Panetta and after Speakerette Pelosi’s assault on the agency earlier this year, possibly demoralizing them and encouraging seasoned operatives to go elsewhere.

The New York Times tells us, “Obama Is Told of Signs That Should Have Grounded Plot,” as they point out The CIA under Panetta has known of a terrorist they named “The Nigerian” months ago.

We are also told that with the information provided to the CIA numerous times by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s own father would have been more than enough to connect Abdulmutallab to “The Nigerian” and if nothing else, placed his name on the “no fly list” and kept off the NWA Flt 253 Christmas Day.

The Obama administration now says they are “increasingly confident” that Al Qaeda played a role in the thwarted attack, even though Al Qaeda claimed responsibility 2 days ago.

Obama told reporters from his luxury $4,000 a day vacation villa, “We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system because our security is at stake and lives are at stake.”

Perhaps it would have been better that instead of crucifying the man Obama replaced, to have approached him and learned how he kept America safe for 7 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Diligent efforts to rapidly dismantle and politicize the very policies that kept us free from attack now seems like a bad idea, as many expressed concern over.

Is it even possible for the very people who caused those “flaws in the system” to actually “fix them?”

Obama further says, “We’ve achieved much since 9/11 in terms of collecting information that relates to terrorists and potential terrorist attacks,” which we all know has been heavily opposed by Obama and the Democratic cartel every step of the way.

He added, “But it’s becoming clear that the system that has been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have.”

It seemed to have worked pretty good for 7 years, before Obama got a hold of it.

Maybe with the creation of Obama’s new “Declassification Center,” we’ll see just how incompetent the Obama administration really is.

UPDATE: CIA rejects charge it failed to share bomb suspect intelligence

Sorry guys, you’ve already been marked as the designated fall guys for Obama.

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The Oregon "Chicago" Way

See, if this had happened in Chicago and you’d read about it in the Tribune, you’d be shaking you head and tsk tsking about corruptocrats. Well, this is happening in real time in Oregon and it’s just as corrupt as the Chicago Way. Please support this lawsuit and oppose their corrupt policies which ‘jack $ from the taxpayer to give to their buddies.
From a news release issue today from Common Sense for Oregon:

Common Sense For Oregon filed a lawsuit in Marion County Circuit Court in Salem today. The suit is being filed against the State of Oregon, the Department of Human Services, Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services Dr. Bruce Goldberg, and Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services Margaret Carter for violating the Oregon Constitution’s ban on legislative self-dealing.
Article IV, Section 30 of the Oregon Constitution prohibits legislators from taking a “civil office of profit” created by the legislature during their term of office. This section was identified to protect Oregon citizens from a scenario where a state legislator creates a lucrative position which they then fill themselves in a self-dealing conflict of interest. Common Sense For Oregon says that is exactly what happened with House Bill 2009 and Margaret Carter.
As a member of the 2009 Legislative Assembly then State Senator Margaret Carter played an intricate role as co-chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee which helped pass House Bill 2009, creating the new position that Margaret Carter then reportedly lobbied to acquire.
“We cannot have state legislators creating lucrative jobs with large pay increases for themselves, it violates the public’s trust and the Oregon Constitution,” said Ross Day, Executive Director of Common Sense For Oregon and the attorney handling this case. “This case is about protecting the integrity of Oregon’s government and the Oregon Constitution.”

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A Challenge To The ACLU: Sue To Abolish News Year’s Day as an American Holiday

by REES LLOYD

It occurs to me that one of the lamentations and rationales of the ACLU and the other fanatical liberal secularists in calling for abolition of recognition of “Christmas Day” as a National Holiday (and generally, in favor of “Winter Holiday” ), is that it recognizes a “Christian Holy Day,” which is not recognized by Jews, Muslims, and others.
Thus, it is claimed by the ACLU and choirs of angelic liberals to be an “offense,” and unconstitutional under the Establishment of Religion Clause, for Americans to celebrate “Christmas Day” in the public square.
This manifestation of creeping state fascism has been carried to the utterly ludicrous extent that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision in Washington which ruled in favor of an ultra-liberal (i.e., liberal-fascist) school administrator who banned the instrumental playing of “Silent Night.” The 9th Circuit thus establishes for the eleven western states in its jurisdiction, including Oregon, the rule that not only singing the words of “Silent Night,” but merely playing the music of “Silent Night” on instruments is “verboten!”
But, the same rationale of the ACLU vis-a-vis Christmas Day recognition and celebration is also true of New Year’s Day. The Day we recognize in America and Western Civilization as beginning the New Year has its roots in Christian culture. “January 1” is not the Jewish New Year. It is not the Muslim New Year. Nor the Chinese New Year. And so on.
Therefore, if it is unconstitutional in violation of the Establishment of Religion Clause for government bodies to recognize and celebrate Christmas Day in the public square, is it is not equally wrongful for governmental bodies to recognize January 1 as New Year’s Day, a National Holiday (old spelling, “Holy Day”), to be recognized and celebrated in the public square?
Further, it is hard to believe that there is not one person in America, who is”offended” that January 1 is declared New Year’s Day. The ACLU has established that all it takes is one “offended person” in the modern American judicial system to sue and thereby establish a precedent finding a time-honored American tradition to be in fact a violation of the Establishment of Religion Clause. The ACLU established this “offended person” doctrine in its attacks on veterans memorials at which Americans have chosen to use the symbol of a cross to honor their war dead and other veterans as a universally recognized symbol of selfless service and sacrifice for others. It is but one “offended” atheist who brought on the ACLU’s 20–year attack on the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Cross Case, and one “offended” former federal bureaucrat, Frank Buono, now retired in Oregon, who claimed he was “offended” by the presence of a cross at the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial and brought on ten years of litigation which is now in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thus, the utterly loosed-from-common-sense secular fanaticism of ACLU evidenced in its attacks on the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial (established by veterans in 1934) and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (established in 1954, by veterans), indicates that it would be no less fanatical and indeed consistent for the ACLU secular extremism to launch a law suit to stop New Year’s Day being recognized as a National Holiday.
Shouldn’t it be obvious that New Year’s Day, like Christmas Day, must be be abolished in the new era of liberal-fascism epitomized by the the ACLU, which has become the Taliban of American liberal secularism?
It must be asked: What is holding the ACLU back from suing to abolish January 1 as a National Holyday, New Year’s Day, rooted in Christian tradition, using the same “separation-of-church-and-state” legal arguments it has used in Establishment of Religion Clause litigation attacks to destroy Christmas Day and Christmas Celebrations generally in the public square, or to destroy the singing and even instrumental playing of “Silent Night” and thus other “Christmas Hymns,” or to destroy veterans memorials?
Could there possibly be an element of sheer hypocrisy on the ACLU’s part? The ACLU suing when it thinks it can get away with it, and collecting attorney fees from taxpayers upon order of liberal judges, but staying its hand when it believes that Americans will finally rise up in anger and fight back against the ACLU’s incremental attacks on the American heritage, including its religious heritage, with the same determination that veterans are fighting against the ACLU’s attacks on veterans memorials?
Here’s a challenge to the ACLU as the new year dawns:
“ACLU: Be true to your convictions, be consistent–sue to abolish recognition of January 1 as a National Holiday, New Year’s Day. Show your true colors. Be proud. Don’t cower in fear of the the backlash you might trigger if you were in your audacious arrogance to be consistent and sue to abolish January 1 as New Year’s Day. Do it. Sue to destroy New Year’s Day as you have Christmas Day, our veterans memorials, our traditional Christmas music. Be proud. Sue. Just think of all the profits you can make by soliciting like-minded judges to award you taxpayer-paid attorney fees if you prevail in a lawsuit to destroy January 1 as a National New Year’s Day Holiday. You have made millions suing school boards and cities, counties, and states in Establishment of Religion clause attacks by judge-ordered, taxpayer-paid attorney fee awards in cases most taxpayers utterly abhor. Just think of how much more you can make at taxpayer expense in suing to abolish the New Year’s National Holiday on January 1. Be brave. Take the challenge. If you dare.”
It is my hope — in this era of “hope and change” — that ACLU will take up this challenge, as to fail to do so will evidence the hypocrisy and political rottenness at the core of its Establishment of Religion attacks on Christmas, on veterans memorials, on the Boy Scouts, on public seals, on practically every display in the public square of symbol or expression of our American history and heritage which has a religious aspect.
It is my further hope, that if you do take up this challenge and sue to abolish New Year’s Day, that when you do, the American people will finally so sicken of your self-righteous, neo-fascist, secular fanaticism as to rise up in anger as we veterans have against your attacks on our veterans memorials, and say with us veterans, “For God and Country Forever; Surrender To The ACLU–Never!”
[Rees Lloyd  is an American patriot, a veteran, a member of The American Legion, and a carreer-long civil rights attorney who began as a staff attorney for the ACLU Foundation of So. Cal. He is one of the attorneys fighting the ACLU in the the Mojave Desert and Mt. Soledad veterans memorials cross cases]

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Obama blames ‘human and systemic failures’ in Detroit incident

In a surprising change of tone, from Hawaii and fresh off the golf course no doubt, Obama now cites a “mix of human and systemic failures” as the blame for the thwarted Christmas Day bombing of NWA Flt 253 bound for Detroit.

SOURCE

I wonder if he also includes Senator Chris Dodd (D.Conn) diverting Millions of Dollars from Airport Security and Explosive Detection this past July in that “mix of human and systemic failures,” that he signed into law?

Also not mentioned in Obama’s comments, his own ineptness in continuting to play golf, watch the waves and enjoy succulent dinners at the $4,000 a day beach house we are paying for.

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