Jun 152012
 

From the Jackass Party:

Barack Obama signed a new executive order on Thursday which directs creation of a federal working group to address the deployment of broadband access “on Federal lands, buildings, and rights of way, federally assisted highways, and tribal and individual Indian trust lands (tribal lands), particularly in underserved communities.”

The EO reads that this work group shall be composed of:

a representative from each of the following agencies, and the Co-Chairs, all of which have significant ownership of, or responsibility for managing, Federal lands, buildings, and rights of way, federally assisted highways, and tribal lands (Broadband Member Agencies):

I am so livid please JUST read this punk fro a president and his Friday dumps on the Constitution yourself…

Continue here…

h/t Front Porch Politics

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Jun 152012
 


BOOK REVIEW: ‘The New Leviathan’ By Sen. Ron Johnson

See: Bilderberg Presidential Watch 2012

~JP Presents “The Puppet Master” {Tons of Soros Data}

Eve of Destruction for America by Design

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Jun 152012
 

Shhhh. Mosaic is in a quiet period

On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic. The solar energy research company has former Obama “green jobs” czar Van Jones listed as an advisor. It also employed Rebuild the Dream, Jones’ firm, to do its public relations work. ( They harness the power of media and technology to mobilize, organize, and broaden the base of people working to fix America’s economy and restore our democracy.)

NOTE: He is the co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All.

The DOE’s grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants.

It’s unclear whether the Department of Energy knew of Jones’ position at Solar Mosaic. Agency spokeswoman Jen Strutsman told The Daily Caller that grantmaking was “decided solely on the merits of the project, assessed by career civil servants.”

“Each of the awards … was selected because of its technology and the project’s potential to reduce the cost of solar energy for American families and businesses,” she added.

Van Jones did not respond to requests for comment.

The DC

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Jun 152012
 

Man, is Barack Obama running dry.

The president gave a speech about the economy yesterday to put his stumbling campaign on a strong new footing — and cribbed most of it from speeches he delivered last year.

OK, presidents repeat themselves; it’s no crime. But they tend to repeat themselves when they’re trying to advance a specific argument, piece of legislation, or cause — and they tend to repeat their strongest and most potent points in an effort to win that argument.

That’s not what happened yesterday. Instead, Obama dug back into his bag of tricks and brought out a bunch of unsuccessful arguments — ones that failed to generate support when he first advanced them and failed to move the policy needle in his direction.

A long passage about how Abraham Lincoln was both the first Republican president and the first Big Government president came directly out of his Sept. 9, 2011, speech before a joint session of Congress to push his “American Jobs Act.”

Remember what a triumph that was? Me neither.

Obama yesterday: “As much as we might associate the GI Bill with Franklin Roosevelt” (odd, since Roosevelt had been dead two years when it was passed), “it was a Republican, Lincoln, who launched the Trans-Continental Railroad, the National Academy of Sciences, land-grant colleges.”

Obama on Sept. 9: Lincoln was “a Republican president who mobilized government to build the Transcontinental Railroad, launch the National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land-grant colleges.”

Here’s the oddity: Using Lincoln to sell Obamanomics was a flop nine months ago, when it was part of a nationally televised address seen by 10 times as many people as watched yesterday’s speech. If it didn’t work then, why would it work now?

Over and over yesterday, the president returned to stale rhetorical tricks (“This isn’t spin,” he said repeatedly as he spun Republican budget proposals to make them look as bad as he could) and flat rhetorical tropes (“Don’t let anybody tell you the challenges we face right now are beyond our ability to solve”).

Most striking was the failure to deliver on the specific promise he made at the beginning of the speech — to talk about the differences in his approach to bringing about economic growth from Mitt Romney’s.

About Romney’s he talked a lot — about 20 minutes. He said the Romney approach would combine tax cuts and deregulation in a manner he deemed dangerous and injurious.

But about his own approach he said almost nothing. Oh, he talked about subsidizing scientific research so that the Thomas Edisons and Wright Brothers of the 21st century would come from America (although neither Edison nor the Wrights received a cent of government aid). He talked about teachers and infrastructure and the like.

He did not, however, say what he would do to strengthen economic growth immediately. It is hard for him to do so — because, even though he acknowledged in his opening that he’d made a “gaffe” last week about the private sector doing fine, he then proceeded to make exactly that case.

Why, listening to Obama talk about his economic triumphs over the last three years might make you want to move to the country he was describing. Too bad that country exists primarily in his own head.

The speech was a calamity for him, though it won’t have much impact. It demonstrated that he knows he can only win by framing the election as a choice between him and Romney and getting the country to see that he’s a safer bet. But it also demonstrated the only arguments he has to make that case are arguments that have already failed to move the American people in his direction.

More striking was the evidence of Obama’s indiscipline — a destructive problem for someone in a tight race. The endlessly repetitive speech was so very, very long that it brought to mind a story about the 1960 premiere of the Otto Preminger movie “Exodus,” about the creation of the state of Israel. As the film crossed the three-hour mark, the comedian Mort Sahl stood up and shouted, “Otto, let my people go!”

If the nation’s undecided voters decide Obama has become a bore on top of everything else, they’re going to do what Otto Preminger would not do for Mort Sahl: They’re going to let him go.

jpodhoretz@gmail.com

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Jun 152012
 

Blaming George Bush must be an inherent liberal trait. Doesn’t matter if it’s George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush. Even back in 1994 when Bill Clinton was president, Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod was whining about Bush. Back then, Axelrod was whining about the elder H.W. Bush. You know what the ironic thing about this is? Not so much that Axelrod was whining about a Bush 18 years ago, but whining because H.W. Bush was golfing during the recession. It’s ironic, hypocritical and laughable that of all people, Axelrod would complain about a president golfing when King Putt Obama has hit the links a record 99 times as president.

David Axelrod in 1994 said that you can’t talk about progress while the middle class is struggling:

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Jun 152012
 

In election year initiative, Obama administration will stop deporting, begin giving work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the US as children and have led law-abiding lives.

The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants (AKA nearly a million voting age votes) who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.

Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed. The officials who described the plan spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it in advance of the official announcement.

The policy will not lead toward citizenship but will remove the threat of deportation and grant the ability to work legally, leaving eligible immigrants able to remain in the United States for extended periods.

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