Al-Qaida Not Decimated – Not On The Run… Says Obama (Video)

It’s time to call Obama out on another huge 2012 campaign lie. On the campaign trail last year, Obama repeatedly boasted that ‘al Qaeda was on the run’, ‘decimated’, and ‘on its heels’. Not just once or twice – ad Nauseam:

It wasn’t true then – and it’s not true now, as Obama himself openly admitted following a meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Via Jihad Watch:

Al-Maliki came to the White House seeking more American aid to combat the violence ravaging his country, including additional weapons and help with intelligence. Bloodshed brought on by insurgents in Iraq has spiked since American troops left in 2011.

Obama said at the end of his roughly two-hour meeting with al-Maliki that the best way to honor lives lost during the Iraq war would be to bring about a functioning democracy. Neither leader discussed al-Maliki’s request for help before reporters, although Obama indicated the United States has a self-interest in helping Iraq fight terrorism.

“Unfortunately al-Qaida has still been active and has grown more active recently,” Obama said. “So we had a lot of discussion about how we can work together to push back against that terrorist organization that operates not only in Iraq, but also poses a threat to the entire region and to the United States.”

Mission not accomplished.

White House Contradicts Durbin Smear About GOP House Leader

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There was some blue on blue action today  at the White House press briefing as Carney was asked about something the #2 Dem in the Senate said about a Republican, and Carney was forced to admit that it was a lie.

Little Dick Durbin had said in an October 20 Facebook post,  “in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’” (Cue dramatic chipmunk music)

DrewM at AoSHQ says, “that’s a pretty serious charge.”

Say what you want about Obama but congressional leaders should be professional and respectful of the office of the president. Naturally, all the GOP leaders who were there denied it but of course they would, right?

Yeah, I get what he’s saying about “respecting the office,” but personally, I kinda like the idea that at least one Republican leader is as disgusted by Obama as I am.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday flatly denied that a House Republican told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during negotiations over the government shutdown. “It did not happen,” Carney said, saying he discussed the incident with a “participant in the meeting.”

Transcript via RCP:

JACKIE CALMES, NEW YORK TIMES: Just to follow up on that. In terms of the president talking to Republicans, can you rule out — there was the number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on his Facebook page that someone in recent exchange with the president said he can’t even stand, this member of Congress, that he can’t even stand to look at the president. Can you say whether that happened?

JAY CARNEY: I will say this, I spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen.

QUESTION: Did the White House speak to Senator Durbin about this?

CARNEY: I don’t know. My understanding is that, again, from participants in the meeting that that didn’t happen.

QUESTION: Did anything like it happen that would –

CARNEY: Not that I’m aware of, Jackie.

See RCP for the video.

UPDATE:

Fox News reported that Durbin is standing by his story.

All Democrats lie shamelessly, so this is a tough call. But I’m guessing that President Thin Skin doesn’t want it out that he enraged one of these mild mannered House Republicans to the point that they said something like that. Maybe they don’t want anyone sniffing around what might have prompted such an outburst.  I could be wrong, but that’s my sense of it. They’d rather sweep it under the rug.

Obama Cancels LA Fund Raiser To Work On Syrian Resolution

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After the horrific terrorist attack that claimed four American lives in Benghazi, last September 11, Obama saw no reason to cancel the fundraiser he had planned for Las Vegas the next day. He was in the midst of  a tough reelection fight and he wasn’t about to let a little bump in the road like Benghazi get in the way of scoring major $$$ for his campaign. He didn’t bother with his daily intel briefings, that week, either. His flunkies were working on a great cover story (it was all about a Youtube video.) He knew the MFM would cheerfully disseminate the disinformation, his minions would shout down anyone who expressed doubt in the story.. Everything was under control. Life was good for Obama. Why not party?

But now, it’s not an election year anymore and the media isn’t being quite as helpful…Obama is on the verge of losing the vote on Syria in the House – and losing BIG – like a chump  - in spectacular, humiliating fashion. 

WaPo’s blog The Fix has been updating their whip count on the Syria resolution all day and at this point, it looks like the president is heading for a disastrous fall.

In fact, it’s no contest. As of Thursday evening, 204 House members — including 54 Democrats — have come out publicly against taking military action against Syria or are leaning that way. Two hundred seventeen votes are needed for passage. (Note: There are 433 members due to two vacancies.)

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Only 24 members are in favor of the resolution.

How bad is it? President Obama has cancelled a Hollywood fundraising trip next week in order to stay in Washington, trying to salvage what’s left of his presidency:

President Obama has scrapped a planned two-day trip to Los Angeles early next week ahead of a congressional vote on a military strike against Syria.

The cancellation of the trip suggests the urgency with which Obama needs to press his case to win approval from Congress for military action.

“The president’s trip to California has been canceled,” a White House official said. “He will remain in Washington to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress.”

Drastic measures are called for including maybe even giving up some golf until he gets this thing taken care of.

See, after four and a half years of scandals, leading from behind, going over Congress’ head, hyper-partisan sneering at Republicans, and using every dirty Alinsky trick in the book, suddenly it’s time to drop what he’s doing and get down to some serious work!

Obama has a presidency to salvage.

Who’s On First?: State Dept. Spox Befuddles Press With Nonsensical Answers (Video)

While announcing no meeting between Palestinian and Israeli officials was cancelled Monday (contrary to earlier reports), Deputy State Department Press Secretary Marie Harf also said that she cannot confirm if any meeting actually took place at a State Department press briefing that elicited a frustrated reaction from the AP’s Matthew Lee and CNN’s Elise Labott.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

You can read the entire transcript of that pathetic mess at the Beacon.

Clearly, now that Obama’s been reelected, the media has outlived its usefulness to the Regime. The “most transparent administration in US history” will not answer questions that do not further his agenda. When there’s good news (for the Regime) they will issue press releases glorifying Obama for the media to transcribe like obedient lapdogs. When their negotiations for Mideast peace end in failure – well -that’s nobody’s business.

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The State Dept press corps are in open rebellion – openly mocking the Harf for feeding them B S day after day.

Breitbart TV: AP REPORTER POKES FUN AT KERRY

Make no mistake – he’s making fun of Harf more than Kerry in this one.

Breitbart TV: CNN REPORTER CHALLENGES STATE DEPT: ‘WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE’ IN SYRIA?

 

Video: A Downcast Weiner Apologizes: ‘This Is Entirely Behind Me’

I honestly don’t have a lot to say about this. What is there to say about WeinerGate II?

Weiner says all of the bad stuff is “behind him” now, which I think he said, the last time. In two more years, next year’s creepy perversions will be behind him, too.

And he was late for the press conference which made everyone on Twitter sad, because it reminded them of the most epic political press conference in American history.

Anyway, here you go – it’s pathetic and cowardly that he dragged Huma up there to take the heat and humiliation with him….He’s staying in mayoral race and  Huma, (like her old boss) is standing by her man.

SEE ALSO: 

Ace of Spades HQ: Flashback: That Soft-Soap People Magazine “Comeback Story” Now Revealed as an Enormous Pile of Political Lies

Update: The sexting, which went on for six months (and that’s just the one weknow about!), began one week before Mr. & Mrs. Danger’s big “Redemption” interview for People.
More: Oh boy, two more women coming forward, Emily Miller says she hears;and also, he liked to use porn actors’ names as aliases.

Obama: “Gas Prices Were Low Because Economy On Verge Of Collapse”

Obama’s explanation for why gas prices were only $1.86 at the beginning of his term….

Via Weasel Zippers:

Video via GOP Rapid Response

Apparently, to Obama, high energy prices are a positive development – a sign of a healthy economy. Mission accomplished, Obama!

No one in the MSM is going to ask Obama about that bizarre answer, so down the memory hole it goes.

Leftwing Projection: Kimberlin Ally, Neal Raushauser Accuses Brandon Darby Of SWATting Bloggers

Brandon Darby, the right’s “Hottest” new media star.

Psychological projection or projection bias:

According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychologicaldefense mechanism whereby one “projects” one’s own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. ‘Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are “split out” and then felt as being outside the ego…perceived in another person’.[4] It is a common process.[5] The related defense of ‘projective identification differs from projection in that the impulse projected onto an external object does not appear as something alien and distant from the ego because the connection of the self with that projected impulse continues’.[6]

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An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and by redirecting libidinal satisfaction by attaching, or “projecting,” those same faults onto another person or object.

RS McCain, June 30, 2012:

It is genuinely amazing to think that anyone could read that 1981 article by Indianapolis Star reporter Joe Gelarden — please print it out and read the whole thing — without recognizing that Kimberlin’s characteristic modus operandi has scarcely changed in the past 30 years.

By accusing others of wrongdoing, Kimberlin seeks to evade responsibility for his own wrongdoing. What I’ve called the “accuse the accusers” strategy – which is also witnessed in the actions of Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser — looks very much like obstruction of justice.

Keep the above in mind as you read the following press release from The National Bloggers Club’s Ali Akbar.

* PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL BLOGGERS CLUB *

DEMOCRAT OPERATIVE ACCUSES ACTIVIST
BRANDON DARBY OF “SWATTING” BLOGGERS;
NATIONAL BLOGGERS CLUB PLEDGES SUPPORT
FOR DARBY AND ALL LEGAL RECOURSE

AUSTIN, TX — Democratic operative and self-proclaimed “hacker” Neal Rauhauser has accused Brandon Darby of “SWATting.” Darby is a political activist and former FBI operative.

Darby has the full support of the National Bloggers Club, an organization that represents hundreds of bloggers and online journalists. The Club will raise funds (using KimberlinFiles.org) and encourage Darby to use all legal remedies in this clear case of defamation and explore pursuing criminal conspiracy options.

“Convicted domestic terrorist turned left-wing ideologue activist Brett Kimberlin runs two liberal non-profit organizations. His contracted employee, Neal Rauhauser, has accused one of our members of being the perpetrator of these illegal, coordinated attacks. We are standing with our members, many of whom — myself included — have been targeted by supporters of Brett Kimberlin,” said National Bloggers Club President Ali A. Akbar.
Akbar continued, “Darby is being defamed by this dangerous, bizarre fringe activist because he has dared to speak the name “Brett Kimberlin,” is a member of the National Bloggers Club, and associated with Andrew. Andrew associated himself with the Bloggers Club, I’ll associate the Club with Darby any day of the week.”
SWATting is the term used to describe the illegal use of technology to place an untraceable emergency call to falsely report a serious, violent crime. The caller typically gives the emergency dispatcher the address and personal information belonging to the victim, claiming that people in the house have been shot and that the caller is armed inside the home. By protocol, law enforcement then sends armed officers to the scene. Last week, after winning a courtroom victory in Maryland against Kimberlin, blogger Aaron Walker was targeted by a SWATting call that sent police to his Virginia home.
“Thank God no one has been killed as a result of SWATting — yet. I strongly believe the continued use of these tactics will result in a horrible tragedy — which is exactly what the perpetrators want,” said Akbar.

* * END PRESS RELEASE * *

A couple of days ago, RS McCain interviewed Darby for his blog: Ten Questions for Brandon Darby.

He prefaced his report with a little background info on the conservative activist:

(If Brandon Darby isn’t No. 1 on the radical Left’s hate list, it’s only because they hate so many people they can’t keep track anymore. In 2008, Darby worked undercover with the FBI to foil a planned domestic terrorist attack on the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Since then, Darby has become a columnist for Breitbart.com. His courage was praised by the late Andrew Breitbart, and Darby spoke movingly of his friendship with Andrew at a March memorial service. In recent weeks, Darby has been paying close attention to the story surrounding Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and the harassment of conservatives. He agreed to the following e-mail interview about the story. — RSM)

McCain asked Brandon about the allegations:

5. Recently, some people have actually tried to claim that you were responsible for SWATtings. What is that all about? Why you?

Let’s be clear: By some, you mean the Kimberlin/Rauhauser network and another network who is directly tied to them from Florida, the Matt Edelstein/Matt Osborne network.
The issue seems clear to me. Some parts of this network never intended to receive this much attention. Now they are realizing they are likely going to face justice and get caught. It seems they are now engaging in a preemptive defense strategy where they are making public allegations focusing on someone connected to the FBI, so that when they get busted they can claim that they were close to “uncovering the truth” and their charges are nothing more than political retribution from the FBI or an effort from the FBI to silence them for “getting too close” to the truth. Like it or not, that’s something the New York Times and their ideological Middle Eastern counterpart, Al Jazeera, would eat up. They might even nullify a jury with such a scheme, because it only takes one for them to get off.

It can now be said –virtually everything that these treacherous freaks allege should be taken as calculated lies. Some people have wondered if they believe their own lies — I’m here to tell you…no, they don’t. I haven’t been covering this story as comprehensively as Stacy McCain, Patterico, Aaron Worthing/Walker and others have, but I’ve been reading about it every day….and if there is anything that can be conclusively determined based on  McCain’s extensive, exclusive reports, it’s that these guys lie brazenly and profusely as a matter of course. For them, lying is a political tactic… They may be as crazy as loons but they know what they’re doing. They’re leaving a crooked trail of moldy, stinking breadcrumbs all over the internet for their fellow travelers on the left to pick up and ingest. They know that left-wing useful idiots will be deceived by their foul lies because they’re designed to reinforce their idiotic, false views about the right. Their tangled web of lies are also calculated to confuse and confound those who are searching for the truth – including reporters and  law enforcement.

Now, a word about Brandon Darby….

How would I describe this man? Well, from what I know of him, he’s a gentleman.

He is the old fashioned type who will stand up and offer his seat to a woman without one. Outside the Marriott at CPAC, last February, I was heading out to dinner with some friends and was held up when one particularly talkative one – *cough* blogger of the year *cough* lingered for a few minutes. Darby was sitting on a bench with some others, but when he saw me standing there, he jumped up and offered his seat to me – which I told him wasn’t necessary – we were heading out…but “how sweet of him”, I thought, and “Damn, do I look that old?”

That’s Brandon Darby,  a rare and exceptional individual, who a few years ago, started questioning his political worldview, and concluded he was wrong about most everything.

He’s the kind of guy who worked with the FBI to protect American citizens from people like Kimberlin and Rauhauser.

Good grief…Brandon Darby wouldn’t “SWAT” a fly.

Coney Island Principal Bars Kindergartners From Singing “God Bless the USA”

A Coney Island principal is refusing to  let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their upcoming graduation ceremony, sparking fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.

The New York Post reports:

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags — which, as the lyrics proclaim, “still stand for freedom.”

But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.

She told the teachers to drop the song from the program.

The first reason given, “We don’t want to offend other cultures,”  didn’t wash because the multicultural school is filled with immigrants from Pakistan, Mexico and Ecuador, and they “love it,” according to one of the disappointed moms, Luz Lozada.

The song was sung by fifth graders, last year, and “Everybody applauded and whistled,” the mom said. “They gave it a standing ovation.”

A teacher agreed: “It makes them a little goosebumpy and teary-eyed. I’ve never come across anyone who felt it insulted their culture.”

So a second excuse was given:

Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti gave The Post an explanation staffers said they never heard — that Hawkins found the lyrics “too grown up” for 5-year-olds.

Another dubious excuse, given the fact that a flirty Justin Bieber song about teen romance, “Baby,” was deemed a fine selection for the show.
Hawkins had no problem with 5-year-olds singing lines such as, “Are we an item? Girl, quit playing.”
See, now — I would have a problem with that. Not God bless the USA.
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Let’s cut the chase, shall we? The reason Hawkins and Scaperotti have a problem with the song is because of its unapologetic patriotism and association with Republican Presidents and wars.
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It was played at the 1984 Republican National Convention with President Reagan and  Nancy Reagan in attendance, and  gained even greater prominence during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991, under President HW Bush. It’s popularity became greater still after the September 11, 2001 attacks and during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, under President GW. Bush.
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Always remember, leftists are totalitarians at heart. No diversity of thought and opinion allowed. The acceptance of a conservativish song that glorifies patriotism, constitutes a thought-crime as far as these people are concerned.
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I have no doubt in my mind that both Hawkins and Scaperotti would have had no problems at all with these same kindergartners singing an ode to Barack Hussein Obama (“mmmm mmmm mmmm!”)
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But a song associated with {{{Republicans}}} — no thank you. Tough luck, kiddies.

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A couple more things about the principal, mentioned at the very end of the article:

School insiders say Hawkins tried to end the school’s tradition of reciting the pledge each morning,  a couple years ago but staff objected.

The song uproar comes amid tensions. Hawkins has been called a tyrant and bully by some staffers.

The DOE reprimanded her in 2010 after teachers complained she called the school “racist” and declared: “I’m black. Your previous principal was white and Jewish. More of us are coming.”

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Audio: Amateur Author Ed Klein: Clinton and Obama Have “nothing but Mutual Contempt for Each Other”

Hannity’s radio show today featured some interesting dish from former NYTs Magazine Editor, Ed Klein, the author of the explosive new book about Obama; The Amateur.

The book gets its title from the words Bill Clinton uttered when he was  trying to encourage Hillary to take on Obama in the Democratic primary of 2012:

Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s…he’s…Barack Obama’s an amateur.

I’ve always suspected that Bill Clinton despised Obama, so I’m always aghast when I see  him give interviews propping him up, or even starring in campaign ads for him. It makes them look like BFFs, and I wonder what the hell is going on. Why would you do that for someone you hate?  Klein has a very simple answer for that.

Clinton says there is no loyalty in politics, but he’s been pretty loyal to Obama this year, for someone who hates him.

Hat tip: Smitty, of the Other McCain, who was listening to Hannity in the car.

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Bank of America Files Suit Against Deadbeat Congressman Emanuel Cleaver – Demands Payment of More Than $1.5 Mil

In what is certain to cause him election year migraines, the Bank of America has filed suit against Missouri Rep. Emanuel *Spittlegate* Cleaver, seeking repayment of $1.5 million from Cleaver, his wife and The Cleaver Company for a 20 year loan that originated in 2002 at a 6.25% interest rate. Cleaver has received three (3) forbearances over the ten year period.

Jacob Turk, Cleaver’s opponent in the District 5 2012 House race, noted on his Facebook page, today, that  Cleaver voted on September 23, 2010 for H.R. 5297 which ‘increases the government guarantees on SBA 7(a) loans from 75 percent to 90 percent’, in essence, putting taxpayers on the hook for his bad debt.

The Kansas City Star reports:

The bank that loaned the Kansas City congressman and his wife $1.3 million in 2002 to buy the Grandview Auto Wash at 12204 Blue Ridge Extension is now demanding payment of more than $1.5 million, after the Cleavers repeatedly fell behind on repaying the loan.

The suit, filed last week in Jackson County Circuit Court, said the demand for repayment came after three attempts to delay foreclosure. Bank of America also is seeking attorney’s fees and a receiver to protect collateral.

“The Cleaver Company failed and refused, and continues to fail and refuse, to pay the outstanding obligations due and owing … under the note and other loan documents,” the lawsuit said.

In an email statement, Cleaver said, “This is a business dispute. The business has been run by an outside manager for years.” He said because it was a legal matter, he would have no further comment.

According to court documents, the outstanding principal totals $1.2 million with interest totaling $240,545 as of March 6. Late fees have reached $54,587. Both Cleavers had personally guaranteed the debts, according to the suit.

The loan was originally part of a Small Business Administration program. It was not clear Thursday how much money, if any, taxpayers will have to provide if the loan defaults.

The Bank of America lawsuit documents are here.

Here’s Jacob Turk’s entire statement from his Facebook Page:

“I am saddened anytime a business fails, because I know from my experience how hard they are to own. But for Emanuel Cleaver to borrow $1.3 million from a lender, backed by a guarantee from U.S. taxpayers, and fail to pay that debt is unconscionable. How much of this money did Cleaver or his wife personally receive?
Cleaver voted on September 23, 2010 for H.R. 5297 which ‘increases the government guarantees on SBA 7(a) loans from 75 percent to 90 percent’. Are we to pay 90% of Cleaver’s bad loan debt?”
Cleaver’s HR 5297 Summary, here.

Financial Motives?: Gloria Allred’s News Conference With Cain Accuser’s Ex-Boyfriend – Updated with Gloria Cain Interview

I thought that it looked bad for Cain, but I’m not a lawyer. Professor Jacobson of Legal Insurrection wasn’t impressed – he  thought the  whole press conference had a very seedy feel to it.

The truth is that the press conference shed little light on the truth.  The ex-boyfriend, who now is a physician in bankruptcy, said he sent Bialek to meet Cain in Washington D.C. in 1997 because the three had met at a convention afterparty, that Bialek went, that the boyfriend paid for the flight and room, that he never upgraded the room, that when she returned she said Cain touched her “inappropriately” but gave no details, and that they didn’t discuss it again until a few weeks ago.  That’s it.

Since Allred made a point of bringing up Cain’s “financial motives”, here’s some info on Zuckerman’s personal bankruptcy:

In September 2007, Stratford Center filed an action in the Illinois state court to reform the remaining three leases. The case was tried in a bench trial and on June 8, 2010, Judge Popejoy entered judgment in favor of Stratford Center. Judge Popejoy’s decision reformed the lease in question and awarded $187,657.00 in damages jointly and severally against Stratford Pediatric and Dr. Victor Zuckerman (“Zuckerman”), the principal physician in that practice.

On September 2, 2010, Stratford Center served a citation to discover assets on Chase Bank. Both Stratford Pediatric and Zuckerman banked at Chase. Under Illinois law, the service of the citation created a lien on Stratford Pediatric’s and Zuckerman’s accounts. 735 ILCS 5/2-1402(m)(2). On September 12, 2010, Chase responded to the citation by producing bank statements and identifying several accounts held by Stratford Pediatric and Zuckerman. These statements identified $10,117.49 held in Stratford Pediatric’s accounts and $47,507.60 held in Zuckerman’s accounts.

In May 2010 (after the bench trial, but before the judgment was entered) Stratford Pediatric sold its assets to Central DuPage Hospital for $333,000.00 in cash. This money was mostly transferred to Zuckerman’s personal accounts. He soon went on a gambling and day trading spree and lost all of the money. In July 2010, Zuckerman moved to Louisiana. On September 15, 2010, Zuckerman filed a chapter 11 petition in the Western District of Louisiana. His creditors include, among others, Stratford Center (with claims of $675,000.00), his ex-wife (with claims of $89,000.00), and the IRS (with claims of $50,000.00).

He claimed in the presser that he filed the chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy …..“Due to many economic factors”.

Uh huh. Internet snoops have sniffed out another possible factor:

In May 2010 (after the bench trial, but before the judgment was entered) Stratford Pediatric sold its assets to Central DuPage Hospital for $333,000.00 in cash. This money was mostly transferred to Zuckerman’s personal accounts. He soon went on a gambling and day trading spree and lost all of the money. In July 2010, Zuckerman moved to Louisiana. On September 15, 2010, Zuckerman filed a chapter 11 petition in the Western District of Louisiana. His creditors include, among others, Stratford Center (with claims of $675,000.00), his ex-wife (with claims of $89,000.00), and the IRS (with claims of $50,000.00).

Anyhoo….

UPDATE:

Via Gateway Pundit: Now here’s someone I find to be a credible witness: Gloria Cain on Sharon Bialek: I Don’t Believe That Woman:

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I don’t believe a word of what Allred and her client are alleging, but that doesn’t mean Cain is completely off the hook. There’s also the small matter of his persistent lack of preparedness in interview after interview:

Michelle Malkin: The real Cain scandal: Video cringe alert:

It’s his continued lack of preparedness on, and familiarity with, basic domestic and foreign policy issues. Sorry, Cain fans. Tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. But like Rick Perry, Herman Cain is just not ready for prime time. The real Cain scandal: He can barely form a coherent thought on Libya when put on the spot and garbles collective bargaining 101 facts.

This Milwaukee Sentinel Journal editorial board session — all on video, in all its prolonged cringe-worthiness — sums up the problem with the Cain Train. The paper’s recap.

Read it all.

Previously:

Fiancee who Came to Cain Accuser, Bialek’s Defense – Not Actually Her Fiancee

Video: Lie Detecting Speech Software Shows Cain To Be “Totally Truthful” – His Accuser – Not So Much

“Gold-Digger” Sharon Bialek Lived In Same Building As David Axelrod, Once Accused Ex-Boyfriend Of Harassment

Hat tip: Charles B.

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It Begins…Democrats Introduce Bill to Seal Obama’s Presidential Records

Bryan Preston At PJ Tatler reports:

According to Judicial Watch, Rep. Edolphous Towns (D-NY) has introduced the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011. That bill would do with Obama’s presidential records what Obama has already done to his personal and collegiate records: Seal them up.

In an obvious effort to protect President Barack Obama, a group of congressional Democrats has introduced legislation to create an official process that will allow the commander-in-chief to keep presidential records secret after he leaves office.

Rep. Edolphous Towns

Ironically, Obama revoked a similar George W. Bush order in one of his first official acts as president. In 2001 Bush penned an executive order severely limiting public access to his presidential records. Shortly after swearing in, Obama killed it as part of his much-ballyhooed commitment to government transparency. At the time, the new president claimed that he was giving the American people greater access to “historic documents.”

Keep reading. Hypocrisy – Thy Name is Obama.

The bill is called the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2011.

Judicial Watch reports:

The veteran Brooklyn congressman (Edolphus Towns) who recently introduced the law in the U.S. House has yet to explain why it’s necessary. What’s certain is that Obama has failed miserably to keep his promise of running the most transparent administration in history.

Dems must not be all that terribly confident about his prospects in the 2012 election if they’re already trying to help him cover his tracks.

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As Obama Sinks In The Polls, Dems Try To Find An End Run Around Voters

The totalitarian left is coming up with creative ways to handle that pesky tendency voters have of disagreeing with them.

We heard from the Governor of North Carolina,  yesterday, calling for the suspension of elections until we can get our fiscal house in order.

“You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It’s a little bit more contentious now but it’s not impossible to try to do what’s right in this state. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”

The Republicans sure are taking it seriously as they look to score political points. Here’s a statement from GOP spokesman Rob Lockwood:

“Now is a time when politicians need to be held accountable more than ever. To suspend an election would be removing the surest mechanism that people have to hold politicians accountable: the right to vote. Does the Governor not believe that people of North Carolina have the ability to think for themselves about whether or not the actions of elected officials are working?”

Now Obama’s former Economics adviser, Perter Orzag is calling for “a little less democracy” in an article in TNR: Too Much of a Good Thing:

To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.

Reason has at it:

What’s the big problem with democracy? Well, for starters, not enough deficit spending. Yes, really. Orszag complains that it’s hard to just run up the federal credit card tab as high as he wants to, even though “virtually all responsible economists agree” that America, despite running record-setting deficits in recent years, needs bigger deficits in the short term.

Virtually all responsible economists agree that we should be aiming to reduce the deficit in the long-term but not in the short-term. We need an even larger deficit in 2011 and 2012, to support a weak economy—but a much smaller deficit in 2020 and 2050, to put the nation back on a sustainable fiscal course. Yet our polarized political system has proved incapable of reaching a consensus on this common-sense approach.

What we need, then, are ways around our politicians. The first would be to expand automatic stabilizers—those tax and spending provisions that automatically expand when the economy weakens, thereby cushioning the blow, and automatically contract as the economy recovers, thereby helping to reduce the deficit.

That “virtually all responsible economists” label is quite convenient. Who isn’t broadly in favor of following the guidance of responsible economists? But is there any doubt that Orszag, with his unflappable faith in the Bigger Deficits Now strategy, would label just about any economist who didn’t favor higher short-term deficit spending as “irresponsible”? Peel away the cute anti-democracy framework, then, and Orszag has done little more than argue that America should be governed more by empowered technocrats who agree with…Peter Orszag.

By “virtually all responsible economists”, I think he means the Keynesians, who – if I’m not mistaken have been fully discredited by Obama’s gross economic failures.

Whatevs. We should just handover complete control of the economy  to those guys, anyway.

Time will tell if more Dems jump on the anti-Democratic bandwagon.

In which case, the drones will have to come up with a new chant for their protests- “This is what Democracy looks like” may no longer be operative.

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Screenshots: Alec Baldwin and His Sick, Twisted Followers on Twitter Viciously Attack Michelle Malkin

After conservative blogger, Michelle Malkin, wrote a tweet gently mocking Alec Baldwin , for the spate of unhinged tweets he wrote about the  execution of Troy Davis, Wednesday night, he fired off a series of tweets calling on his followers to attack her:

As a man of the left, Baldwin would have known that a barrage of vile, left-wing sputum would soon follow. Immediately, Malkin was under unrelenting, vicious attack by Baldwin’s rabid followers.

(CONTENT WARNING)…

Screenshots via The Right Scoop:

A “Christian” follows these tweets with:



Even more vile  screenshots below the fold:

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Obama’s Uncle Omar Is An Illegal Alien, Yet Has MA Drivers License and Federal SS#?

Obama’s uncle Omar,” Onyango Obama, (also known as, Obama Onyango), who was arrested last week in Framingham, MA, last week, was ordered to be deported in 1992, according to two federal law enforcement officials with knowledge of the case. Despite his illegal status, Uncle Obama has a valid MA drivers license and a  federal SS.

Boston.com via Weasel Zippers:

Onyango Obama, who is from Kenya and is known as the president’s Uncle Omar on his father’s side, had lived a quiet life in Massachusetts until last Wednesday, when police said the car he was driving darted in front of a police cruiser, nearly causing the officer to hit his car.

The federal officials, who spoke about Obama’s immigration status on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak about the case, said Obama had been told to leave in 1992, but he did not go.

Obama is the second relative of the president to have defied a deportation order, reigniting debate over illegal immigration and raising questions about how a man who had lived in the United States illegally for years had managed to secure a job, a Massachusetts driver’s license, and apparently, a federal Social Security number, without being detected by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been ordered deported and just ran off and nobody’s looking for them,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors strict controls on immigration.

Onyango Obama’s sister, Zeituni Onyango, also faced deportation before a Boston immigration judge granted her asylum last year. She, too, had avoided the spotlight, living in public housing in South Boston despite a deportation order. Her immigration status was leaked to the media days before her nephew’s historic election in 2008.

Here’s Sean Hannity discussing the strange story on his show, last night.

Local CBS affiliate WBZ reported that Aunt Zeituni and Uncle Omar are brother and sister.

Aunt Zeituni, allegedly also has a valid SS# issued between 2001 and 2002 in the state of Indiana, although she is not known to have ever lived in Indiana.

Zeituni and Omar’s famous nephew allegedly has a SS# issued in CT, although he’s never lived in CT.

The President has little to do with his  Massachusetts relatives.

Pretty weird, huh?

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