Sep 192010
 
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From the Inside Flap

Liberals control congress and the White House. Next on the agenda: your life.

If the Obama administration has one overriding objective—tying together health care “reform,” non-stop meddling in the economy, and hard-Left Supreme Court appointments—it is that big government should make decisions for you. When it comes to how you live your life, Washington bureaucrats know best.

Or so they tell us.

Nationally syndicated columnist Terence P. Jeffrey tells a different story. Jeffrey reveals how liberals are trying to transform America from the limited government of the Founding Fathers into the unlimited government of liberal control freaks.

Jeffrey dissects the relentless liberal attack on every freedom the Founders fought to secure for us, from where and how you live, to your right to criticize your representatives, to what you believe and teach your own children.

In Control Freaks Jeffrey exposes:


* How the Obama administration wants to limit your freedom of speech—especially your right to political speech
* How Obamacare sets the stage for a fed eral takeover of the economy
* Why Obama is putting the power of life and death into the hands of federally funded scientists
* How liberal judges are deciding that the government has a right to indoctrinate your children
* Why Obama believes traditional American self-reliance is passéand you need to be shepherded by bureaucrats
* How Obama and his liberal friends in Congress, running annual deficits that exceed a trillion dollars, think they can plan your retirement better than you can

Provocative—and thoroughly researched and documented—Control Freaks sounds the alarm that Barack Obama and the liberal establishment are stealing our liberties—and shows why we need to wake up and do something about it while they can still be stopped.

Control Freaks: 7 Ways Liberals Plan to Ruin Your Life [Hardcover] by Terry Jeffrey

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Sep 192010
 
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Some protesters appeared at the Right Nation 2010 event in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) on Sept. 18, 2010. Andrew Breitbart went out to confront them and discovered that none of them knew exactly why there were there nor could they give examples of the “lies” and “racism” that their signs claimed Glenn Beck and conservatives were responsible for.

And when all was said and done, they all got back in their buses and were driven home by their union masters. These buses had Chicago Public School system tags in the back windows.

Union thugs and astroturf. Some grassrootieness they have, eh? ~-By Warner Todd Huston

See my coverage of Right Nation

Anita MonCrief, known as the ACORN whistlebloer, appeared at the Right Nation 2010 event in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago) on Sept. 18, 2010. She spoke on Democrat voter fraud, her awakening to the right side of the aisle, and minority outreach.

Anita’s new site is www.emergincorruption.com.

This video features her address to the luncheon for Right Nation.

Andrew Breitbart Addresses Right Nation Conference in Chicago

~-By Warner Todd Huston

~Related: Chgo Report via ~JP: (Scathing protest organized by Rev. C.J. Hawking, ex. dir. of Arise )

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Sep 192010
 
MY OPINION


It may be raising some eyebrows, but the Drug Enforcement Administration insists it needs to hire at least nine people fluent in Ebonics. The DEA’s Atlanta office has been looking for Ebonics “linguists” since at least May, when job vacancies were posted online.


So once I got over my hissy fit of hysterical laughter. The very first thing that came to mind was how my kids & their Dad would get so extremely annoyed with me because I am an empath in languages. Meaning if I’m around someone southern, I talk with a twang. If I go to a mexican restaurant I roll my tongue to get my burrito. I adopt a polish accent when speaking to Poles. And my favorite language was ebonics.

So I figure I should apply for this job and being caucasian, (hmm never have adopted an asian accent) for this article said Emimem speaks ebonics, so here are my materials & qualifications:

I can:


* Monitor, translate, transcribe, interpret, & perform quality control

* Provide reliable and accurate transcriptions, translations, or interceptions and/or summaries of source materials or intercepts, into English.

* Strong command of Ebonics and English with the ability to provide clear and concise oral and written communication.

I likes (see ebonics) dis: Attend (at the Government’s expense) DEA-sponsored training pertaining to the operation and upgrade of specific equipment and software utilized by DEA. The equipment and software may include audio recording machines, computerized word processor/data management software and other pertinent equipment determined necessary by DEA.

* I got dis:

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The criteria is endless but I’m good or , I mean baaad

If I run into grief, then I gots me materials that got my back:

*My Ebonics Translator

Here we go. check me: ” Wat up Yo? Peep dis…Ebonics be on point & true to da game!

* Learn Ebonics

~Anyone who frequents JUST Piper knows I am so into my Urban Dictionary & use it often in my posts!

ebonics

A poor excuse for a failure to grasp the basics of english. When in doubt, throw an “izzle” sound in the middle of any word of just string random thoughts together and insinuate that they actually mean something. When backed into a corner, you can always claim that it has something to do with a sort of symbolism or is a defining trait that makes your race great, versus own up to the fact that it is essentially laziness at it’s finest.

EX–>Plim-plizzle, my nizzle, don’ foget bouts tha six-fo, chuch, dawg up in da hood, chilly my grilly. fo sho. Translated means, you my peeps here at JUST Piper & my teeth is fake.

~So in conclusion, I am gonna drop the paper at DEA & gits with dis gig. I axe you, “What better job could I get huh?” So I ball out this dugout & don’t ya be buggin’ cuz it’s JUST my opinion…Peace! Love! Soulllllll

It Be JP on da down lo

L8r G!

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Sep 192010
 

On a regular basis, we are enjoined, usually by a leading Democrat, to overcome our reticence — or, in Attorney General Eric Holder’s formulation, “cowardice” — and engage in a hearty national conversation about race.

No, thanks. As anyone with eyes can see, we are far from avoiding the subject — in fact, it often seems that we are unable to talk about anything else. With our national debt ascending like Jack’s beanstalk, our economy coughing blood, a maniacal, extremist regime in Iran close to getting the bomb, a loose worldwide network of Islamic fanatics trying to blow us up, violence flaring along our southern border, the after-effects of a massive oil spill hobbling the Gulf region, and a government in Washington determined to implement a social Democratic agenda despite vigorous public opposition, we are talking, of course, about race.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger gave up her three-decade-old radio program after using the “n” word on the air. Not that she wielded it as an epithet. No, she was just insensitive (no irony intended here, she really was). And racial insensitivity, more than any other kind, is a ticket to American purgatory.

~But a lib gets away with THIS !

Though Dr. Laura could be flippant and even cruel at times, she was a one-woman corrective to the therapeutic culture that treated everyone as a victim and required responsibility from no one. Over the course of 30 years, she never gave any indication of racist tendencies (and she gave plenty of solid advice to boot). But she touched the third rail one time, and now she’s silenced.

Dr. Laura made it easy for her critics by a lapse of taste and judgment. But even in the absence of such blunders, the left can make anything about race.

Two rallies were held in Washington . One was hosted by TV and radio phenom Glenn Beck to “restore American honor” (whatever that means), and the other by the Rev. Al Sharpton, to whine about the Beck rally.

The Beck rally happened to fall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech. OK. Does that make Beck a racist? So said any number of axe-grinders. National Urban League President Marc Morial said Beck’s rally is “an effort to embarrass and poke a finger in the eye of the civil rights community.”

Martin Luther King III, invoking his father, protested that “his dream rejected hateful rhetoric and all forms of bigotry or discrimination…”

A New York Times story about the coincidence of dates started this way: “It seems the ultimate thumb in the eye: that Glenn Beck would summon the Tea Party faithful to a rally on the anniversary of the March on Washington.”

But consider this: The one piece of evidence cited by Beck’s leftist critics to prove that he is a racist is that Beck once called Obama a racist! Oh, and then he apologized. Now we’re really in the weeds of race talk as only 21st century Americans can do it.

In fact, Beck (who can never be accused of reserve) has become moist (his default mode) when discussing the great legacy of Martin Luther King. He has explained that the timing of the march was accidental but that he has come to think of it as “providential.” His rally was rich with tributes to the civil rights icon, and included a speech by King’s niece, Alveda King.

Nothing daunted, The New York Times insinuated away. “In the Tea Party’s talk of states’ rights,” wrote reporter Kate Zernike, “critics say they hear an echo of slavery, Jim Crow and George Wallace.” Yes, naturally. Just as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd “heard” the word “boy” when Congressman Joe Wilson blurted “You lie” at President Obama. And just for the record, tea party groups don’t tend to use the term “states’ rights.”

Times columnist Paul Krugman, too, is in a lather (his default mode). Denouncing the “ugliness” he sees coming down the pike (that would be a big Republican victory in November), Krugman fulminates that “a significant number of Americans just don’t consider government by liberals . . . legitimate.” Krugman is aghast that a Republican majority might initiate a “wave of investigations,” which would be “dangerous.” Well, let’s see, these supposedly lawless Republicans will be exercising their right to vote and will elect representatives who may choose to discharge their congressional oversight responsibility zealously. How is that “dangerous” or “ugly”?


In fact, it is the left that regards all criticism as illegitimate. No matter what you say, if you hold a rally opposing the liberal agenda, or attend a town hall meeting critical of a Democrat, you will be tarred as a racist.

As the radio host Chris Plante puts it: “The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.”

Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist, political analyst and author of Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help . Townhall

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Sep 192010
 

WASHINGTON — President Obama implored black voters on Saturday to restoke the passion they felt for his groundbreaking campaign two years ago and turn out in force this fall to repel Republicans who are ready to “turn back the clock.”

In a fiery speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama warned that Republicans hoping to seize control of Congress want “to do what’s right politically, instead of what’s right — period.”

“I need everybody here to go back to your neighborhoods, to go back to your workplaces, to go to the churches, and go to the barbershops and go to the beauty shops. And tell them we’ve got more work to do,” Obama said to cheers from a black-tie audience at the Washington Convention Center. “Tell them we can’t wait to organize. Tell them that the time for action is now.”


His speech acknowledged what pollsters have been warning Democrats for months — that blacks are among the key Democratic groups who right now seem unlikely to turn out in large numbers in November.

“It’s not surprising given the hardships that we’re seeing across the land that a lot of people may not be feeling very energized, very engaged right now,” Obama said. “A lot of folks may be feeling like politics is something that they get involved with every four years when there’s a presidential election, but they don’t see why they should bother the rest of the time.”

But he said he’s just begun rolling back a devastating recession that’s come down “with a vengeance” on African-American neighborhoods that were already suffering.

~I consider this to be pandering, reverse discrimination against anyone who is not black, but that’s JUST my Opinion…I’m white I got hit economically 2 years ago & am still going through the devasting affects. And me personally, cannot get any help from his administration.

“We have to finish the plan you elected me to put in place,” Obama said.

Summoning the joy many blacks felt at the election of the first African-American president, and recalling the words of actor and activist Ossie Davis, he declared, “It’s not the man, it’s the plan.”

Obama was treated to several standing ovations in the darkened cavernous Convention Center. Joining the applause: first lady Michelle Obama, dressed in a floor-length burgundy cocktail dress.

~And he considers us to be fear-mongering?! Ptooie Louie!

Obama never spoke the name of the Republican party, but repeatedly invoked its policies — and did name its House leader, Rep. John Boehner, a favorite Obama target in recent days.

Members of “the other side,” Obama said, “want to take us backward. We want to move America forward.”

With polls showing his party facing a wide “enthusiasm gap” with the Republican Party, Obama sought to rally an important constituency in his speech.

“What made the civil rights movement possible were foot soldiers like so many of you, sitting down at lunch counters and standing up for freedom. What made it possible for me to be here today are Americans throughout our history making our union more equal, making our union more just, making our union more perfect,” Obama said. “That’s what we need again.”

~Oh dis the white folk who helped & participated.

The caucus is a group reeling from ethics charges against two leading members, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California. Republicans are preparing TV ads spotlighting the cases, even though House trials are now not expected until after the November election.

Obama mentioned neither case in his 27-minute speech.

For Obama, the caucus dinner at the Washington Convention Center capped a week of concerted outreach to minority supporters, a traditional wellspring of Democratic strength.
But the hall grew quiet as Obama warned, “Remember, the other side has a plan too. It’s a plan to turn back the clock on every bit of progress we’ve made.”

President Obama is hoping that black voters don’t stand on the sidelines when Democrats need all the election help they can get this year.

With polls showing his party facing a wide “enthusiasm gap” with the GOP, Obama sought to rally an important constituency in a speech at the annual awards banquet of the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night.

It’s a group reeling from ethics charges against two leading members, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California. Republicans are preparing TV ads spotlighting the cases, even though House trials are now not expected until after the November election.

The cases complicate an already difficulty electoral landscape for Obama’s party, with polls showing Republicans energized and Democrats unenthusiastic about the vote.

A recent AP-GfK poll found that 84 percent of Republicans believe their party will seize control of Congress in November. Just 51 percent of Democrats thought their party would keep it.

Last week, Obama was interviewed on “The Tom Joyner Show” radio program, which enjoys a large black audience.

Black caucus members have been staunch backers of the first African-American president. But they’ve also voiced concern that he hasn’t done enough to help struggling black families.

They point to persistent high inner-city unemployment and a new census report showing a jump in poverty on Obama’s watch. The poverty rate was 14.3 percent, with the ranks of working-age poor at the highest since the 1960s. For blacks, the rate was 25.8 percent and for Hispanics it was 25.3 percent.

Obama told Joyner he knows unemployment has been “brutal,” especially among African-Americans, but he compared the economy to a patient recovering from an accident. “It can’t run yet, but it’s walking,” he said.

The president told the Hispanic group he is committed to an immigration overhaul, even though it has stalled in Congress. He blamed GOP opposition and said Hispanic voters should keep that in mind.

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Sep 192010
 

On Wednesday, CBS’s Bob Schieffer (He’s like an 83 yr old liberal, he needs to go play bingo) contended the rise of Tea Party candidates “is very much like 1964” when the Republican Party nominated Barry Goldwater who “was far to the right of most of the people in his party, and they lost in a landslide.” On Sunday morning, another liberal media thinker moved ahead eight years to forward George McGovern’s 1972 Democratic debacle as the proper analogy: “Sarah Palin is really the Republicans’ George McGovern.” (So, does that make Barack Obama the modern day Richard Nixon?)

On ABC’s This Week, when host Christiane Amanpour wondered if the Tea Party is “a fad” or “something much deeper?”, Peter Beinart, former top editor of The New America and now a senior political writer for The Daily Beast, as well as an associate professor of journalism and political science at City University of New York, asserted:


The Tea Party is now the Republican Party. I mean I think what we’re seeing in the Republican Party is something akin to what happened to the Democratic Party between 1968 and 1972 in which the forces of George McGovern took over the Democratic Party, overthrew the Democratic Party establishment and moved it substantially to the left.

From Sunday, September 19 This Week with Christiane Amanpour on ABC:

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: So is this a fad as, Mayor Bloomberg has said? Is the Tea Party a fad or is it something much deeper that one shouldn’t under-estimate?

PETER BEINART: No, the Tea Party is now the Republican Party. I mean I think what we’re seeing in the Republican Party is something akin to what happened to the Democratic Party between 1968 and 1972 in which the forces of George McGovern took over the Democratic Party, overthrew the Democratic Party establishment and moved it substantially to the left. What they didn’t realize was that while they were able to take over the Democratic Party, they were pushing that party further away from where average Americans are.

The Republicans will do great in 2010, but I think Sarah Palin is really the Republicans’ George McGovern, and when they go to a general election against Barack Obama in 2012 with a divided party, with lots of people like this gentleman here [Tom Ross, Delaware Republican Party Chairman], in fact, not very happy about the direction of the Republican Party, they will see that this has not been a positive development for them.

Brent Baker is VP for Research and Publications at the MRC–Newsbusters.

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Sep 192010
 

One United Bank Received “Less than Satisfactory” Assessment Prior to Bailout. Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Evaluation: OneUnited “Ineffective” “Needs to Improve” “Less than Satisfactory” “Has Done a Poor Job”

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received new documents from the U.S. Department of Treasury related to the controversial $12 million bailout grant provided to the Boston-based OneUnited Bank. The documents, obtained in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against Treasury, include internal Treasury Department emails describing the substandard condition of OneUnited prior to the taxpayer-funded bailout, which allegedly occurred at the behest of Reps. Maxine Waters and Barney Frank.

For example, a September 15, 2008, email from former Treasury Senior Advisor Michael Scott to Director of the Office of Financial Institutions Mario Ugoletti, includes a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluation administered by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) noting serious issues with OneUnited’s lending practices:


2004 CRA Public Evaluation: While the institution received a CRA rating of “Low Satisfactory” on an overall basis, OneUnited Bank’s CRA rating for Massachusetts was “Needs to Improve” for both the Lending Test and the Investment Test. Under the Lending Test, the report stated that “OUB has done a poor job of meeting the credit needs of its [Boston, MA] assessment area. A review of the 2002 and 2003 HMDA data revealed a total of one loan. There were no reported Community Development Loans (CDL) and any innovative or flexible lending programs were apparently ineffective.” For the Massachusetts Investment Test, the report stated that “the level and complexity of investments within the Boston assessment area is less than satisfactory there were no equity investments or qualified deposits within the assessment area. The low volume of qualified investments within the assessment area is a concern.”

In Florida, the institution received a CRA rating of “Substantial Noncompliance” which also represented the subordinate rating for the Lending Test…

A subsequent 2007 CRA evaluation noted continued problems with OneUnited’s lending program, particularly in Florida.

The documents also include a January 3, 2009, email from Brookly McLaughlin, Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, to former Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari highlighting Barney Frank’s intervention in the OneUnited Bank bailout and calling attention to significant concerns about the OneUnited transaction:


According to the WSJ [Wall Street Journal] Barney Frank told them that he specifically put section 103-6 in the bill in order to help this particular bank. Apparently this bank also had an issue with a Porsche that the regulators had made them get rid of. The story will run later this week and will highlight three banks that they think raise questions and are not “healthy” banks…

As reported in the January 22, 2009, edition of the Wall Street Journal, the Treasury Department indicated it would only provide bailout funds to healthy banks to jump-start lending.

The Treasury documents also include a memorandum entitled “Regulatory Financial Highlights” that contains detailed financial information related to OneUnited as well as a summary of information collected by Treasury during its investigation of the bank. According to these documents OneUnited sought government assistance in part because the company owned $52 million in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock which was “irrevocably impaired” when the government seized control of the two GSEs. However, as noted by one Treasury email from Michael Scott, OneUnited “purchased their Fannie/Freddie stock in the first quarter of 2008,” long after the problems cited in the government’s two CRA assessments. The official commented, “Interesting, huh?”

“These emails suggest that without the corrupt intervention of Barney Frank and Maxine Waters OneUnited would not have gotten a $12 million taxpayer bailout,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And these documents show that this so-called community bank wasn’t actually lending much to the ‘community’ that Frank and Waters were purporting to help.”


The Obama administration has thus far produced 639 pages in response to Judicial Watch’s FOIA investigation of the Waters/Frank bailout scandal, but is withholding in full 203 pages.

~Judicial Watch

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Sep 192010
 
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All That’s Right With The World

A note for Keith Olbermann from Kelsey Grammer

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