GSA administrator pleads 5th (Repeatedly) on first day of House hearing:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, goes on NBC’s The Today Show to discuss the 2010 GSA Conference in Las Vegas that wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. Rep. Issa goes on to say that one incident is “the tip of the iceberg.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, delivers his opening statement during the full committee hearing examining the wasteful spending of the General Services Administration
Issa: GSA Chief of Staff Informed White House of Las Vegas Conference Scandal in Spring 2011
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questions the GSA Chief of Staff as to when the White House was informed of the GSA scandal in wasteful spending during the 2010 Western Regional Conference.
GSA Chief of Staff Spills Beans on When He Told White House About Vegas Spending Spree
The Honorable Michael J. Robertson, Chief of Staff, U.S. General Services Administration spills the beans on when he reported the GSA’s lavish Las Vegas waste of taxpayer money to the Obama White House, and tells us who he told in the White House.
South USA — Texas (south texas ).. moving northeast from Brownsville .. south of Houston out to sea… will come back ashore at some point NE of Houston.. most likely a bit west of New Orleans….. Then will be moving NE through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South/North Carolina , and possibly the panhandle north portion of Florida.
Central USA — midwest — Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma border region .. damaging winds, strong cell thunderstorms popping up.. moving ENE from that tri-state border region in SW Kansas/SE Colorado/NW Oklahoma.
West Coast USA — strong cell thunderstorms are coming ashore with the next low pressure system (our next big weather maker).
A black bloc is a protest tactic where the point is to cause destruction and chaos to the system with organized violence. It was named in Germany where Anarchists developed the tactic. The protesters wear black clothing and mask their faces to make it harder for police to pick out individuals.
This weekend in New York where the Occupy movement began the tactic was employed for the first time. New York Times reported a long-time Occupy organizer was one of those arrested for attacking a NYPD officer with a metal pipe. 41-year-old Alexander Penley, is an attorney and has been an Occupy Wall Street organizer since the movement began in the fall. The group tried to use eight-foot-long galvanized metal pipes to smash windows.
Rule 13: (FROM AUTHOR) Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. As soon as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all of the “others” come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target.
NOTE: Also, the target must be personalized, not an abstraction. Because once you personalize it, then you get to see who the real enemy is.
Speaking at LeMoyne-Owens College in Memphis, TN, Nation Of Islam’s Leader Louis Farrakhan…Inferred their leaders who are ‘selling them out’. Was this directed towards Obama? Well then, WHY then is he not being arrested?! He went onto say people that started off good, then got corrupted. Again Obama?
Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president’s reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today.
The Times reports:
“those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the figure rises to about 75 percent. Approximately two-thirds of the president’s top fund-raisers in the 2008 campaign visited the White House at least once, some of them numerous times.”
But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing “quid pro quo.”
Former democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kennedy, gave a curious explanation as to how to best access the White House (and all of the favors that accompany it) in a recent New York Times article.
The former Representative from Rhode Island donated $35,800 to Obama’s reelection campaign, while seeking administrative support for a nonprofit he was involved with.
While the fight over voter fraud continues state by state, we wondered would D.C.’s poll workers hand us a ballot if we posed as Ben Jealous, head of the NAACP, Bill Maher, an HBO comedian who donated $1 million to re-elect Obama, or David Brock, head of Media Matters? And if people posing as celebrities can get a ballot to vote in their name, what about those of us who aren’t famous?
On APRIL 16, 1859, French historian Alexis de Tocqueville died.
After nine months of traveling the United States, he wrote Democracy in America in 1835, which has been described as “the most comprehensive…analysis of character and society in America ever written.”
Alexis de Tocqueville wrote:
“Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention…
In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions.
But in America I found they were intimately united.”
De Tocqueville continued:
“The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other…
They brought with them into the New World a form of Christianity which I cannot better describe than by styling it a democratic and republican religion.”
In Book Two of Democracy in America, de Tocqueville wrote:
“Christianity has therefore retained a strong hold on the public mind in America…
In the United States…Christianity itself is a fact so irresistibly established, that no one undertakes either to attack or to defend it.”
Alexis de Tocqueville visited Algeria and wrote to Arthur de Gobineau, October 22, 1843 (Tocqueville Reader, p. 229):
“I studied the Koran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Mohammed.
So far as I can see, it is the principle cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are in my opinion to be feared, and I therefore regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself.”
JUST click image to see what de Tocqueville is referring to…
In Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote:
“In the United States the sovereign authority is religious…
There is no country in the whole world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.”
This is Brilliant: Prof. William R. Cook describes Tocquevilles experiences as described in Democracy in America.
The most likely way for America to fall into despotism is to curtail freedom of speech, and to increase the centralization of government to the point that people no longer have to think and take care of themselves.
Birmingham,Al.(WIAT) Former Alabama player Trent Richardson made Courtney Alvis’ dreams come true. Alvis was diagnosed with a cancer and thought about not attending her prom at Hueytown High School until Richardson heard and became her escort. It was a busy day for Richardson as he started with the festivities of A-Day then end it with a fun night at his first prom.
Richardson and Courtney Alvis arrived Saturday night at Boutwell Auditorium. Richardson was wearing a white tuxedo and Alvis was wearing a red dress.
Richardson agreed to attend prom with Alvis after her uncle contacted some of his friends at Alabama, who got the word to Richardson. Richardson did not get the chance to attend his senior prom, but he said he agreed to attend because his own mother is a cancer survivor.
“I did it out of my heart,” Richardson said. “I’m lucky to be here with Courtney.”
Alvis was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. She is now taking chemo maintenance treatments.