Miss Universe Calls GITMO: “Relaxing Calm and Beautiful”

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Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela  visited Guantanamo Bay earlier this month on a trip organized by the USO, which supports U.S. troops.

From the sound of it, she really enjoyed the experience:

“It was a loooot of fun!,” Mendoza wrote, describing how she and Stewart met U.S. military personnel and took rides around the camp, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fenced, minefields and watchtowers. She said they also visited a bar on the base and the “unbelievable” beach there.

“We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting,” she wrote.

“I didn’t want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful,” she added.

I visited the Miss Universe Website, linked to in the Reuters article, and her post seems to have been scrubbed. The latest entry says:

On Friday, we left for Jacksonville for one night because the next day we were going to Guantanamo, Cuba!!!! Wow, my job is amazing!!!! I love it, I let you guys know next week how Guantanamo was …. Muah!

Eh, too bad…someone must have made her take down a post that was too amiable to American interests. Who was it?  A Chavez or Obama acolyte?


The NYT’s also covered the story, with a few additional details.

Hat tip: Lucianne

Obama’s Transnationalist Nomination For State Department Legal Adviser.

David Limbaugh has done due diligence and looked into the background of Obama’s pick for legal adviser to the State Department, former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh, a man who he says, “like George Soros and a host of ultra-left-wing bloggers, believes America is always the bad guy and that we should rehabilitate ourselves through following the wisdom of foreign nations and international bodies”:

As usual, President Barack Obama is multi-tasking the dismantling of the American system on so many fronts that not all of the outrages can be properly monitored. So while you should be mortified by his dictatorial power grab with General Motors, please don’t miss his recent nomination of former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as legal adviser for the State Department.

In his new position, Koh not only would represent the United States before international bodies, such as the U.N. and the International Court of Justice, but also would influence the degree to which laws of other countries should influence American jurisprudence.

Koh considers himself to be a Transnationalist, which he defines as a judge who:

•Thinks about how U.S. law fits into a framework of transnational law.

•Thinks that courts can “domesticate” international law (make it part of our law).

•Favors the development of a global legal system, while nationalists prefer a national legal system.

It has also been reported that while addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, he claimed that “in an appropriate case, he didn’t see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.”

Before you say that could never happen here, look to the UK, and their adoption of official Sharia Courts.

Limbaugh explains the philosophy of the Transnationalists, this way:

Transnationalists clearly believe in an ever-changing, living Constitution and reject originalism (interpreting the Constitution according to its original understanding). They are obviously globalists, not overly concerned with American’s national sovereignty. They see the international community, in the words of Koh, as a “community of reason” and believe that American judges, in interpreting our Constitution, can resort to this “community of reason” (foreign laws) to choose between two “plausible” legal positions. Indeed, Koh wrote approvingly of United States Supreme Court decisions acknowledging “evolving standards of decency” and that we may look to this global community of reason to determine what those standards are.

If any of this is too legalistic, let me quote from Koh’s “Jefferson Memorial Lecture on Transnational Legal Process After September 11,” published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

In his introductory remarks, Koh said the United States, along with North Korea and Iran, form “the axis of disobedience,” that is, those nations “whose disobedience with international law has attracted global attention after Sept. 11.” Are you beginning to see the picture here?

Yes, I get the picture. All Americans should have gotten the picture when Obama told 200,000 cheering Berliners last summer, that he was a “citizen of the world”.

Now we’re finding out the hard way just how serious he was.

UPDATE: (April 2):

With all of the controversy now swirling around Koh, Legal Insurrection wonders if he’s being “borked”, and if so, do the Dems have any ground in which to complain?

A Related MUST READ from by Kyle-Ann Shiver at The American Thinker:

The Soros Doctrine in Obama Foreign Policy

Also Related:

Dick Morris explains to an incredulous Sean Hannity that one of the objectives at the  G20 Summit in London (that no one is talking about) is to put the American economy under international regulation:

El Rushbo: I Hope Obama Fails Part Deux

If he fails, America is saved:

Luckily for him, he’s off the hook, now…the Dems have set their sights on Sarah Palin, as they segue from their Limbaugh Strategy to their Sarah Palin strategy.

The best way to gauge who the real movers and shakers in the Republican party are, is by watching who the Democrats are targeting  for destruction.

Megan McCain – Feh

I have been avoiding the whole Megan McCain verses right wing pundits war, (that she started), out of appreciation for her behavior during the 2008 election, which was above reproach. I thought she was a very poised young lady, and an asset to the Republican party, even if she only registered Republican after her dad became a candidate in the Presidential race.

But she has been grating on my nerves with her wrong headed attacks on Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Laura Ingraham. She doesn’t like their blunt style, or their use of biting humor to make a point. She finds Coulter, in particular, to be “offensive, radical,  insulting  and confusing”. In other words, she doesn’t understand her.

The conflict escalated when Laura Ingraham took up for Ann Coulter, making this unfortunate quip:

“Do you think that anyone would be talking to you if you weren’t kind of cute and you weren’t the daughter of John McCain?” she asked, in her best Valley Girl accent. Speaking as Meghan McCain, she added: “ ‘OK, I was really hoping that I was going to get that role in the ‘Real World,’ but then I realized that, well, they don’t like plus-sized models.”

Not one of Ingraham’s finer moments, to be sure, and Megan rightly took offense.

But take a look at what she finds to be “the funniest thing she’s ever seen”.

She also finds the loathsome, anti-American, Republican-bashing British comedian, Russell Brand, “freaking hilarious”.

Pot meet kettle.

But this story, here, ( scroll down from Angie Harmon story)  seems to confirm what many have been saying about  her desire to fit in with the ‘cool kids.’ Ms. McCain recently appeared at Perez Hilton’s raunchy, star studded, Hollywood birthday bash:

Speaking of surprises, jaws dropped to the floor when Meghan McCain arrived — especially considering the world-famous gossip guru made several not-so-nice comments about mama Cindy’s “Stepford” existence and her daddy’s age in addition to retouching quite a few photos to show drool coming out of Mr. McCain’s mouth. Hmmm, so does Miss McCain have a hidden agenda in trying to get on Perez’s good side?

Coulter may have favored Hillary Clinton over Megan’s father…but at least she never retouched any photos of him.

Ms. McCain would do well to heed Michelle Malkin’s words:

Does the GOP need a new generation of conservatives who can defend our core values against the constant campus/media/Hollywood/effete European onslaught? Hell, yes.

Does the GOP need rudderless, self-defeating representatives who embrace pop culture demagogues on the Left while castigating the incivility of the “extreme Right?” Hell, no.

I agree.

And sadly, as it stands, I no longer think of her as an asset to the Republican party.

Rules For (Conservative) Radicals

Andrew (Saul) Breitbart believes conservatives are losing the digital war for American hearts and minds, to the left.

Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power.

We must not let that go unanswered.

Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy – us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency – and the humanity – of George W. Bush.

Political leftists play for keeps. They are willing to lie, perform deceptive acts in a coordinated fashion and do so in a wicked way – all in the pursuit of victory. Moral relativism is alive and well in the land of Hope and Change and its Web-savvy youth brigade expresses its “idealism” in a most cynical fashion.

The ends justify the means for them – now more than ever.

Much of Mr. Obama’s vaunted online strategy involved utilizing “Internet trolls” to invade enemy lines under false names and trying to derail discussion. In the real world, that’s called “vandalism.” But in a political movement that embraces “graffiti” as avant-garde art , that’s business as usual. It relishes the ability to destroy other people’s property in pursuit of electoral victory.

I’m not sure how much success libs  have actually had with this.  On the blogs that I frequent, “mobies” as they are now known, are usually very easy to spot, and are subject to fierce beat-downs for their lame attempts to derail. At Ace of Spades HQ, there is currently a moby who’s been frequenting the site under the pretense that he’s a disaffected Republican who was a Romney backer during the primaries.

Nobody is fooled.

He is in fact a hardcore leftist; easy to spot because leftists do not think like conservatives, do not understand conservatives, and thus fail miserably in their attempts to mimic them.

Conservative writer, Andrew Klavan challenged libs, in an oped in the LA Times, to start listening to Rush Limbaugh so they might learn:

If you are reading this newspaper, the likelihood is that you agree with the Obama administration’s recent attacks on conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh. That’s the likelihood; here’s the certainty: You’ve never listened to Rush Limbaugh.

Oh no, you haven’t. Whenever I interrupt a liberal’s anti-Limbaugh rant to point out that the ranter has never actually listened to the man, he always says the same thing: “I’ve heard him!”

On further questioning, it always turns out that by “heard him,” he means he’s heard the selected excerpts spoon-fed him by the distortion-mongers of the mainstream media. These excerpts are specifically designed to accomplish one thing: to make sure you never actually listen to Limbaugh’s show, never actually give him a fair chance to speak his piece to you directly.

By lifting some typically Rushian piece of outrageous hilarity completely out of context, the distortion gang knows full well it can get you to widen your eyes and open your mouth in the universal sign of Liberal Outrage. Your scrawny chest swelling with a warm sense of completely unearned righteousness, you will turn to your second spouse and say, “I’m not a liberal, I’m a moderate, and I’m tolerant of a wide range of differing views — but this goes too far!”

There is more untruthfulness in that statement than in a speech by President Obama. Even the commas are self-deceiving. You’re not a moderate or you wouldn’t be reading this newspaper. You’re not tolerant of a wide range of views; you are tolerant of a narrow spectrum of variations on your views. And, whatever you claim, you still haven’t listened to Rush Limbaugh.

Snap! And then he issues the challenge…

The mainstream media (a.k.a. the Matrix) don’t want you to listen to Limbaugh because they’re afraid he’ll wake you up and set you free of their worldview. You don’t want to listen to him because you’re afraid of the same thing.

Don’t believe me? Well, then, gird your loins. Gather your courage. Accept the Limbaugh Challenge. See what happens.

I dare you.

A Huffpo poster, who could benefit from taking the challenge, wrote a plaintive open letter to the Democratic Party: Wave the White Flag in the Limbaugh War. He believes the Dems, who  are losing this particular propaganda war, should cease and desist, and cut their damages:

President Obama and the Democrats should wave the white flag in their strawman war on Rush Limbaugh. The Media Research Center delivered the grim casualty figures for the Democrats. Since January, the top talk show gabber’s ratings have soared off the charts. Radio affiliates that carry Limbaugh’s syndicated show call the ratings boost he’s gotten from the Democrat’s orchestrated attack on him a “dramatic surge.”

The gabber instantly snatched at the quip and turned it into a multi show bonanza. No matter what topic Limbaugh gassed on, he managed to slide in a reference to Obama’s prop up of him as the Democrat’s prize punching bag. This did three things. It gave him an even bigger pile of fodder to puff himself up as the emperor of talk radio,

(Which he indisputably is)…

claim to be the real kingmaker in the GOP,

Wrong, and anybody who listens to El Rushbo knows this is false. He’s a self described, “harmless, lovable, fuzzball”….

and in a perverse way paint himself as a credible and thoughtful political critic.

(Which all thoughtful, credible, intelligent lefties, who don’t listen to him, know him not to be).

It snapped many shell shocked Congressional Republicans out of their post election funk. Now suddenly feisty and combative, they draw a deep line in the sand against any and everything that Obama proposed. And it stiffened the spines of many timid Republicans and made them determined not to be bullied, or at least appear not to be bullied, by a mere talk show host into standing up to Obama.

That part doesn’t make sense to me. Is he saying that Rush was bullying them into pretending they weren’t being bullied to stand up to Obama? Huh? If he actually listened to Rush, he would know to thank Paul Begala, (aka The Forehead aka The Skull), the mastermind of the “Limbaugh Strategy” for all this counterproductive bullying.  He goes on:

This should have been the red flag warning to the Democrats to drop Limbaugh from their enemies rolodex. But no, they continued to blunder on. They took out ads, radio spots, and email blasts bashing and trashing bogeyman Limbaugh. The idea was to make sure that when the public thought GOP, they thought Limbaugh.

…Any other time this might be fun and games stuff, a side show distraction that bored reporters and TV talking heads used to fill up column space or a talk cast on off a slow news day, but the Democrats just couldn’t let it go. And that insured that the Limbaugh as Democrat’s foil ploy would continue to have shelf life.

Fun and games? The political party in power, using its  powers to target a private citizen, and try to destroy his career…that’s fun and games to these people?  Until it backfires?

And this brings us back to Andrew Breitbart, who’s of course right when he says:

So now that the right is vanquished and thoroughly out of power, why doesn’t it learn from its conquerors and employ similar tactics?

The answer is obvious. The right, for the most part, embraces basic Judeo-Christian ideals and would not promote nor defend the propaganda techniques that were perfected in godless communist and socialist regimes. The current political and media environment crafted by supposedly idealistic Mr. Obama resembles Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela more than John F. Kennedy’s America.

So we’ve got our work set our for us…no doubt about it…but I think we’ve got the moby situation under control.

Hat tip: Jack M. at AoSHQ for The Limbaugh Challenge oped.

Welcome, Ace of Spades morons!  Would it kill you to comment? What am I, a leper?


Here’s an example of high stakes mobyism is South Carolina politics.

Oh Dear God…More Money For ACORN?!

Some disturbing news from Doug Ross about the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act” (or GIVE Act) which passed the House days ago and its Senate counterpart, the “Serve America Act“) passed on Thursday,  which I already considered a God-awful, monstrous boondoggle. The two acts will be reconciled next week, and likely signed into law:

It is a crime and an outrage.

Criminal: $5.7 Billion for the Obama Youth Corps is destined for ACORN

The Senate bill purports to provide “$5.7 billion to aid 250,000 volunteers across the country in the arenas of health care, energy, environment and education.”

But the Senate killed an amendment that would have prevented funds from going to ACORN.

This means that ACORN, which stands accused of massive voter registration fraud by its own former employees, will probably receive billions more in taxpayer money. Remember that ACORN is a nakedly partisan and accused criminal operation that has allegedly co-opted more elections than any group in history.

The proposed amendment, offered by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), would simply have prevented charitable groups with political arms from receiving funding under the GIVE Act. Vitter noted that, “…At the heart of this debate is whether this new federal bureaucracy would, in effect, politicize charitable activity around the country, which we certainly do not want.”

Untrue. Democrats want it.

Any Republican who voted for these bills should be tarred and feathered.

Let’s tally ACORN’s booty so far in Obamerica. A few days ago, I asked:

Hey! Is there anyway we can give this group more money? What? Obama’s already taken care of that?


DIP: $1 Billion in Stimulus: “For an additional amount for `Community Development Fund’ $1,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010 to carry out the community development block grant program under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)” (H.R.1, Enrolled As Agreed To By Both House And Senate)

RE-DIP: $3.9 Billion in Omnibus: “The bill provides $3,900,000,000 for the Community Development Fund…” (“Division I – Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009; Joint Explanatory Statement” Rules Committee, U.S. House Of Representatives, Pg. 106)

And now:

$5.7 Billion for the Obama Youth Corps.

I thought I was being snarky when I asked if there was any way we could give this group more money. I should have known the Dems would find a way.

See also:

It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act

Clinton Gaffe At Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine


Hillary should have brought her reset button with her so she could reset the  ignorant question she asked the priest,  Diego Monrroy in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe inside the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City. As she laid flowers at the Our Lady Of Guadalupe Shrine, she looked up at the image of Our Lady on Juan Diego’s cloak, and asked, “Who painted it?”

Msgr. Monrroy answered, “God”.


Surely, not only Catholics are aware of the story behind Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image?:

In 1531 a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a humble Native American at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of what is now Mexico City.
She identified herself as the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth.
She made a request for a church to be built on the site, and submitted her wish to the local Bishop. When the Bishop hesitated, and requested her for a sign, the Mother of God obeyed without delay or question to the Church’s local Bishop, and sent her native messenger to the top of the hill in mid-December to gather an assorment of roses for the Bishop.
After complying to the Bishop’s request for a sign, She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native’s tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 477 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.

Even if this story is not well known outside of Catholic circles, shouldn’t she have familiarized herself with it before she visited the shrine? Asking who painted that image of the Virgin Mary on the tilma, is like asking who painted the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin.

My goodness.

To make matters worse, she admitted, this wasn’t even her first visit to the shrine:

Clinton then told Msgr. Monroy that she had previously visited the old Basilica in 1979, when the new one was still under construction.

After placing a bouquet of white flowers by the image, Mrs. Clinton went to the quemador –the open air area at the Basilica where the faithful light candles- and lit a green candle.

Leaving the basilica half an hour later, Mrs. Clinton told some of the Mexicans gathered outside to greet her, “you have a marvelous virgin!”

I can tell she was very affected by her encounter with the Protectress of the Unborn. Last night, Clinton received the highest award given by Planned Parenthood:

– the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization’s founder, a noted eugenicist. The award will be presented at a gala event in Houston, Texas.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit


Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, who states incredulously that when he started the Obamateurism of the Day, he didn’t expect it to turn into a franchise.

The Anchoress, who’s bemused by “the whole notion that the two biggest abortion proponents in the country are having Marian encounters”:

President Obama is going to go to Notre Dame University (amid some uproar) and Hillary Clinton, while in Mexico City, viewed the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Check out IOWNTHEWORLD’s take on the gaffe, heh!

It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act

The language in the GIVE/SERVE package that proposed a study on mandatory service requirements for US citizens, was dropped from the final bill, but it has come back in a stand-alone bill to establish the “Congressional Commission on Civic Service.”

Via Michelle Malkin:

It’s HR 1444:

To establish the Congressional Commission on Civic Service to study methods of improving and promoting volunteerism and national service, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

This Act may be cited as the ‘Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act’.

Congress finds the following:

(1) The social fabric of the United States is stronger if individuals in the United States are committed to protecting and serving our Nation by utilizing national service and volunteerism to overcome our
civic challenges.

(2) A more engaged civic society will strengthen the Nation by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to work on solutions to some of our Nation’s major challenges.

(3) Despite declines in civic health in the past 30 years, national service and volunteerism among the Nation’s youth are increasing, and existing national service and volunteer programs greatly enhance opportunities for youth to engage in civic activity.

(4) In addition to the benefits received by nonprofit organizations and society as a whole, volunteering and national service provide a variety of personal benefits and satisfaction and can lead to new paths of civic engagement, responsibility, and upward mobility.


There is established in the legislative branch a commission to be known as the ‘Congressional Commission on Civic Service’ (in this Act referred to as the ‘Commission’).


(a) General Purpose- The purpose of the Commission is to gather and analyze information in order to make recommendations to Congress to–

(1) improve the ability of individuals in the United States to serve others and, by doing so, to enhance our Nation and the global community;

(2) train leaders in public service organizations to better utilize individuals committed to national service and volunteerism as they manage human and fiscal resources;

(3) identify and offer solutions to the barriers that make it difficult for some individuals in the United States to volunteer or perform national service; and

(4) build on the foundation of service and volunteer opportunities that are currently available.
(b) Specific Topics- In carrying out its general purpose under subsection (a), the Commission shall address and analyze the following specific topics:
(1) The level of understanding about the current Federal, State, and local volunteer programs and opportunities for service among individuals in the United States.
(2) The issues that deter volunteerism and national service, particularly among young people, and how the identified issues can be overcome.
(3) Whether there is an appropriate role for Federal, State, and local governments in overcoming the issues that deter volunteerism and national service and, if appropriate, how to expand the relationships and partnerships between different levels of government in promoting volunteerism and national service.
(4) Whether existing databases are effective in matching community needs to would-be volunteers and service providers.

(5) The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service.

(6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young
people could be developed,
and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

(7) The need for a public service academy, a 4-year institution that offers a federally funded undergraduate education with a focus on training future public sector leaders.

(8) The means to develop awareness of national service and volunteer opportunities at a young age by creating, expanding, and promoting service options for primary and secondary school students and by raising awareness of existing incentives.

(9) The effectiveness of establishing a training program on college campuses to recruit and educate college students for national service.

(10) The effect on United States diplomacy and foreign policy interests of expanding service opportunities abroad, such as the Peace Corps, and the degree of need and capacity abroad for an expansion.

(11) The constraints that service providers, nonprofit organizations, and State and local agencies face in utilizing federally funded volunteer programs, and how these constraints can be overcome.

(12) Whether current Federal volunteer programs are suited to address the special skills and needs of senior volunteers, and if not, how these programs can be improved such that the Federal government can effectively promote service among the ‘baby boomer’ generation.

Before you say, there is no way the depraved lunatics in power right now can constitutionally require young people to serve in one of their commie/pinko brigades, take a look at this.

Second Amendment May Provide For Obama Army

…Obama might have a good argument that it is constitutional. How? Under the Second Amendment?

The amendment in question reads as follows:

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

If Obama puts this under governors, or under some organizational leadership that can maintain the “militia” claim, he can make the argument that his security force is a “well-regulated militia,” that it is “necessary to the security of a free State,”
and that their rights to “keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

This might be how Obama and Dead Fish Emmanuel plan to implement this “security force.” If so, their argument is elegantly simple. I will have to do more research on this, but it may be specifically allowed under the Bill of Rights in the Second Amendment.

If you remember, last July, Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force”, claiming it would be just as well funded as the US military.

Video here.

Gateway Pundit noted at the time:

Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama’s security plan is already practiced.
Not in America but in Marxist regimes.
Gusano at Babalu grew up with a civilian national security force… in Cuba:

Basically, what Obama is talking about is creating a Committee for the Defense of Liberal Ideology and Political correctness funded by a half trillion taxpayer dollars. National Security for this crowd is not about stopping terrorists from killing our children. National Security means to teach our children to understand the terrorists and their motivations so that our children can learn how to live their lives submissively so as not to offend the sensitivities of the very sensitive America haters.

Their version of National Security is to force you to act for the common good of society and not in your own best interest. Since this goes against human nature, the half trillion dollar “Civilian National Security Force” will have to force Americans to change their nature and create a new citizen that is self sacrificing and collective in nature-an ant-like new man, like Che’s and Fidel’s new man.

This concept is eerily similar to the Castroite CDR block snitch network that I grew up with only better funded and more ideologically pure.

One thing is clear. Obama and Emanuel have their hearts set on some sort of mandatory civilian force. They haven’t even been too secretive about it, either. Unfortunately, the media hasn’t been interested in reporting the story.


Obama Organizing For America Volunteer: We Will “Have An Army”

Republicans AWOL On Obama’s Expanded Americorps

A Version Of Obama’s Civilian Service Corps Approved By House

Hell No, We Won’t Go: Obama’s Civilian National Security Force

Obama Will Require College, High School And Middle School Kids To Be Community Workers

FBI Report: Ayers/Weather Underground Aided By Cuba

Oakland Leftist Moonbat Drones March In Support Of Cop Killer

Via Moonbattery:

It doesn’t get much more depraved than these street thugs paying respects for their fallen comrade:

Notice the People’s Socialist Party building in the background.

Via the American Thinker,  elsewhere in the neighborhood:

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

The Oakland school board has voted to change the name of a small school to Barack Obama Academy, reportedly the first middle school in the country to adopt the name of the nation’s 44th president.

While Obama has been in office fewer than 100 days, the 35 students at the former Alternative Learning Community public school persuaded the board Tuesday to make what they said was a historic change.Several students prepared statements and then sat for hours Tuesday night waiting for their turn
“They sat there 3 1/2 hours before they were allowed to speak,” said their school principal, Toni McElroy. “They carried themselves Barack-like.”

They had teleprompters?

The students told the board the old name was too negative, district officials said. The students received a standing ovation at the meeting after the unanimous vote.”These are students that people have written off,” McElroy said. “They were able to see that if you really push and if you really are motivated and consistent that you can make a change.”

Obama’s Way To Salvation: Redistribute White Suburbia’s Wealth

Or something. See if you can figure out what he’s saying:

Hot Tip: Naked Emperor News

Promises, Promises

McCain and Palin were excoriated for calling Obama a far left  tax and spender.

Here’s McCain at a campaign stop, last October:

They were accused of lying, but were they?

The point was that Obama was promising so many things that to pay for them he would eventually have to raise taxes on people making far less than $250,000. Look out, McCain warned — someday he’ll come after you.

And that is precisely what is happening:

The deficit issue could be one of the most, if not the most, consequential of Obama’s unkept campaign promises. Just how consequential was made clear last week in a little-noticed conference call featuring Budget Director Peter Orszag. Orszag was trying to explain to reporters how the Obama administration calculated its rather rosy forecasts for economic growth. Near the end of the call, he was asked whether deficits along the lines of those predicted by the Congressional Budget Office are sustainable.”

Orszag at first dodged the question, saying he was sure the final Obama budget will “reflect a fiscally sustainable path.” But the questioner persisted: Are those deficits sustainable? Relenting, Orszag said such deficits, in the range of five percent of the Gross Domestic Product, “would lead to rising debt-to-GDP ratios in a manner that would ultimately not be sustainable.”

The simple version of that is: If the Congressional Budget Office projections are correct, we’re headed for hell in a handbasket.

I asked McCain what might happen if Obama and Orszag get their way. First, the U.S. could have to print a lot of new money, “running the huge risk of inflation and returning to the situation of the 1970s, only far worse,” McCain said. The second option is to raise taxes.

Just this week, former Clinton budget director Alice Rivlin conceded that Obama’s budget could present a “scary scenario” that would “raise deficits to unsustainable levels well after the economy recovers.” The solution, she wrote, is higher taxes, and not just for the richest of the rich.

Was this not all depressingly predictable?

Cuffy Meigs sure nailed it, last October:

Hat tip: Slublog, AoSHQ

U.S. Working On INTL. Copyright Treaty

Reportedly in secret…a treaty is being hammered out that will allow governments “to search and seize material thought to be in breach in copyright”:


Ed Morrissey at Hot Air looks into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and concludes that there’s something going on, but few places want to report on it:

Conspiracy theory?  Something is happening here, but what?  Maybe our national media might take an interest in it at some point so we can find out exactly what the G-8 intends to do in the name of copyright enforcement.  It might be nothing but spitballing at this point, but this kind of effort belongs in the sunlight, not in the dark.

I have contacted the White House for comment on this story, and I’ll report back in an update if and when they respond.

This Guy Again

You may remember Steven Crowder from his hysterical Gitmo torture video a couple of weeks ago. Here he is performing Obama’s first two months in song:

Hat tip: FrontPageMagazine

Bishop of Phoenix sends Letter Of Rebuke to Notre Dame President

The  movement to prevent Barack Obama from giving the Commencement at Notre Dame just gained some steam:

Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix has released the contents of the letter he sent to Notre Dame President, Father Jenkins, yesterday.  It contains some strong wording:

“It is a public act of disobedience to the Bishops of the United States.”

“I pray that you come to see the grave mistake of your decision, and the way it undercuts the Church’s proclamation of the Gospel of Life in our day.”

See The American Papist for the screencap of the letter.

You can sign the Stop The Scandal petition, here. 170,000 signatures as of this writing!


Notre Dame “Stop The Scandal” Petition Update

Stop The Scandal: Obama Invited To Notre Dame Commencement

Obama Organizing For America Volunteer: We Will “Have An Army”

A  Birmingham News story March 22, about Obama’s “grassroots” group Organizing For America, contained an interesting quote from one of the organizers of last weekend’s canvassing effort:

Obama’s plan faces criticism from Republicans and others who say it’s too expensive. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday saying Obama’s agenda would cause huge budget deficits, forcing the country to borrow $9.3 trillion in the next decade.

Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama’s vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.

“We’re looking for supporters,” said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event’s organizers. “We’re not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.”

The volunteers are part of Organizing for America, the same grassroots, national network credited in large part with Obama’s quick rise from obscurity to president. Birmingham and 11 other sites statewide were part of a national push this weekend by Organizing for America to trumpet Obama’s spending proposal.

Across the metro area, volunteers gave their opinions about why Obama’s plan is good for the country’s future. Then they asked those willing to sign a pledge of support for the budget. Supporters’ e-mail addresses and other contact information were collected, to keep people engaged and to recruit more volunteers.

Ummmm…I think this illustrates why so many conservatives are  nervous about the potential for a mandatory Civilian National Service Corps hidden in the Americorps bill.

Just sayin’.

Hat tip: Melanie Phillips


Allahpundit at Hotair reports that the “mandatory volunteerism” requirement was stripped from the bill…..for now.  Still, this bloated program will almost certainly be used for political and propaganda purposes, at a time when we should be cutting government waste.

Michelle Malkin has the details:

Quin Hilyer takes a closer look at the creepy national service expansion plans in today’s DC Examiner, and posts an update on one troublesome provision:

Between being first officially “reported” to the House and being voted on by the full House, bill managers stripped one whole section of the measure that created a Congressional Commission on Civil Service, thus removing the section that contained the language cited above concerning “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people” and a possible requirement for “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service. The section could be restored during the Senate-House conference committee meeting. A new, separate bill containing that language has since been introduced in the House.

Looks like they’re going to keep trying.


It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act

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