Aug 242012
 

Mitt Romney drew cheers from supporters in Michigan when he reminded them he was born and raised in the state.

“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born,” said Romney, who was sporting an open-collar white shirt with his sleeves rolled up as his wife and running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., stood nearby.

“Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital; I was born in Harper Hospital. No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” Romney quipped.

From CNN:

Obama Responds:

Mitt cracks joke about his personal papers

image thanks to BlackieSM…

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Aug 242012
 

and Rogers and Rowe…

h/t PF!

Exelon’s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. Company officials say its relationship with the Obama administration reflects a shared vision of moving the nation toward a cleaner energy future.

WASHINGTON — Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility.” And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago.

Obama’s BIGGEST Bundler for Obama to the tune of over a Million bucks.

Exelon’s top executives were early and frequent supporters of Mr. Obama as he rose from the Illinois State Senate to the White House. John W. Rogers Jr.,(He was active in the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign and was a leader of the 2009 Inauguration committee) a friend of the president’s and one of his top fund-raisers, is an Exelon board member. David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s longtime political strategist, once worked as an Exelon consultant, and Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor and Mr. Obama’s former chief of staff, helped create the company through a corporate merger in 2000 while working as an investment banker.

John Rowe, AKA the ‘Carbon Bandit’, chairman, president and chief executive of the Chicago-based corporation Exelon Corp., faces reporters in Newark, N.J., in a Dec. 20, 2004. Rowe received compensation valued at just under $11 million in 2006, as the utility company saw its earnings grow 73 percent, according to a regulatory filing Friday, March 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)

He bragged about White House Access for EIGHT visits.

The ties go back at least to Mr. Obama’s tenure in the Illinois State Senate, when he befriended an Exelon lobbyist named Frank M. Clark. Exelon’s employees, including Mr. Clark, were among the biggest financial supporters of Mr. Obama’s United States Senate campaign, with donations also from Mr. Rowe, then the company’s chief executive, and others in the executive suite, campaign finance records show.

Friends With Benefits – Angela McGlowan – Eric Bolling. (Eric Bolling and HIS Whiteboard on Hannity ( 8-23-12)

‘Promises Made, Promises Broken’

Liberals made Barack Obama’s election as President possible in 2008, but since then, Obama has worked against liberal values, continuing the worst policies of George W. Bush’s agenda. If we are to be honest and true to our political ideals, liberals will not support Republicans, but we also will oppose Barack Obama’s top-down, lobbyist-paid re-election campaign in 2012.

LOL: Jay Carney, the Propagandist – Sean Hannity

Exelon got $646 million from Treasury in form of ‘loan’. (Sweetheart Deal) Also a 200 million from stimulus ‘grant’ they do NOT have to pay back. So similiar to Solyndra. All these Obama ‘Endless Fails’ with the bogus green energy programs.

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Aug 242012
 

UPDATE is contained within link in this report, brought to my attention by PF. Lou Dobbs highlighted this particular part of the A.I.M report:

This has trended hot on Twitter:

Tampa officials are bending over backwards to accommodate the protesters. While access to the convention site is reasonably limited for security reasons, Mayor Bob Buckhorn outrageously chose to use $57,000 in taxpayer money to rent an empty lot for protesters to “occupy” 24/7 in sight of it. Leaflets are being distributed by the city and the ACLU advising protesters of their rights and offering them access to an official hotline. It seems Tampa officials are acting on the hope that, given enough free demonstration sites, free watering stations, and stroking from public officials, anarchists won’t maraud on city streets.

- source

So it behooves us to read through both of those links. What else is hiding in ‘plain sight?’ ~ JP

Recipe for Chaos…

Some background

It’s going to be a powder-keg in Tampa at the RNC if George Soros has anything to say about it. Soros bankrolled the 69-page ACLU report titled Rights and Wrongs at the RNC after the 2004 Republican Convention in New York City which detailed the extensive legal campaign the ACLU waged to suppress the police’s ability to keep order during anti-RNC protests. This was nothing new for Soros, who has been a major donor supporting the ACLU’s wars against law enforcement.

Now that very same report has become the blueprint for the tactics various leftist groups mean to employ in disrupting the RNC through intimidation and violence. Among the leftists protesting will be hordes of motley Occupiers, political puppeteers, Teamsters, Code Pink activists dressed as giant female body parts, open-borders extremists, vegan Marxists, and tattooed anarchists.

One plan is to erect a tent city called “Romneyville” alongside protests against any companies assisted by Bain Capital. These attacks mean to portray Romney as a heartless capitalist.

Democrat mayor Bob Buckhorn, a loyal Obama supporter, has joined with his city council to “negotiate” with the ACLU and the protestors for several months because the ACLU and protestors are demanding permits and special restraints on the police. While RNC is limited for security reasons, Buckhorn chose to use $57,000 in taxpayer money to rent an empty lot for protesters to “occupy” 24/7 in sight of it.

He even approved distributing leaflets written by the city and the ACLU advising protesters of their rights and offering them access to an official hotline. Of course, Buckhorn is a leftist scumsucker; when he heard that a local strip club was featuring a Sarah Palin look-alike who would strip and sell her body, Buckhorn sneered, “I wonder whether the look-alike will be able to see Russia from the stage.”

~ Snippets:

* Because of the left’s use of the tactics outlined in Rights and Wrongs at the RNC, ((Download and read a copy), cities that dare to host economic summits or try to restrict illegal Occupy encampments find themselves and their police virtually held hostage. The incipient threat of violence is never far from the surface.

* Florida ACLU President Mike Pheneger is setting up areas for lawsuits; he whines that because the convention district is blocked off, Tampa is passing up an opportunity for “a nice, neat, tidy kind of exercise in first amendment rights.”

* Occupy the RNC states on their website:

“Tampa passed an oppressive ordinance which strips rights, and makes virtually every participant an outlaw immediately by stepping foot onto downtown.” They accuse the “military industrial complex” of luring protesters into “a trap” in order to justify the convention’s security budget.

* The leftists code their tacit approval of violence in the phrase “respecting a diversity of actions,” which asserts that no protester should stop another protester from using violence or vandalism, nor should they report them to authorities if they know of such plans in advance.

Occupy the RNC, which calls itself the “above-ground coordinating committee” for the protest marches, affirms the “diversity of tactics” pledge as part of the “Tampa Principles” detailed on their website:

Our solidarity will be based on respect for a political diversity within the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice. As individuals and groups, we may choose to engage in different tactics and plans of action but are committed to treating each other with respect.

We reject all attempts to create divisions among our movements. We agree to not publicly criticize other parts of our movement or cooperate with state or media efforts to portray good protester/bad protester.

The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain appropriate separations of time and space between divergent tactics. We will commit to respecting each others organizing space and the tone and tactics they wish to utilize in that space.

Not only does the first statement tacitly encourage violence, but Occupy the RNC has the gall to assert elsewhere on their website that they are not endorsing violence.

Natasha Lennard, a freelance writer for the New York Times who joined the Occupy Wall Street protests, was arrested so she could have a story, and still calls herself a journalist, acknowledges:

Groups in both Tampa and Charlotte have publicly stated that their plans for protest are peaceful, although a mixture of permitted and unpermitted actions are planned. The principles include a respect for “diversity of tactics,” such that if a group chooses to adopt more radical or less law-abiding tactics than another protest contingent, they will not be obstructed.

Above all, the principles stress that activists will not assist law enforcement action against other activists, regardless of a disagreement in tactics. Whether groups will break windows, burn dumpsters, damage property or even adopt Black Bloc anonymity tactics to move through the streets cannot be predicted and would never be publicly announced in advance.

Unsurprisingly, the Occupy the RNC website taunts that martyrdom and bloodshed will occur at the RNC.

Here are some of the “non-violent” actions the leftists plan:

* Trespassing in restricted security areas

* Refusing to cooperate with police efforts to maintain order

* Blockading and disrupting businesses

* Providing certain types of support and cover for protesters who are planning to harass private citizens, damage private property, and attack police; this support includes:

* Offering a map with the locations of hotels housing the Republican delegates

* Offering a map pinpointing “evil” and “oppressive” corporations to be targeted for unnamed “decentralized direct actions”

* Pledging to defend the Tampa Principles: a statement of commitment to all protest tactics, specifically including property destruction and violence against police and other targets

NOW get a load of the List of the Players…These are but a few:

CODEPINK

Occupy Wall Street [and several other locations]

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Veterans for Peace

Vietnam Veterans Against The War/Old School Sappers

Campaign for Labor Rights

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

March Forward!

Party for Socialism and Liberation

The Green Party of Florida [and other locations]

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

National Immigrant Solidarity Network

May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights

Socialist Alternative

~ Now here is the biggest Kicker…

One group, CopWatchers, has members who actually celebrate the murder of police officers. The local Occupy movement is largely supported by sex club owner Joe Redner.

According to Occupy the RNC, the protesters start with a “Death of Democracy March” on August 26, followed by a “March on the RNC” and possibly simultaneous “March for Our Lives”. The convention’s first night will feature a “Celebration of Resistance,” with “radical anarchists” holding a “Roving Radical Dance Party” throughout the city. The “Rally and March Against Voter Suppression at the RNC” follows, and then a day of “Shut Down Bain Capital” protests staged outside businesses such as Outback Steakhouse, Hospital Corporation of America, and Staples.

To see the full list of these violent leftist groups and get details on each group, See: Recipe for Chaos

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Aug 242012
 

UPDATE on Congress numbers:

Last week, a Gallup poll reported that Congress’s approval rating had hit 10%, matching a 38-year-low in that poll last reached in February 2011.

Note in the charts I posted at the end of this post, JUST last month they were at 16%. The following story should drop them to 0% due to trust issues!

WSJ

This was brought to my attention by a dear friend and Patriot, Robert H Patrick.He noted it was posted by a few bloggers and wanted to share it with all of you…

It stemmed from a Politico post from JUST a few days ago, 8/18/12. Just par for the course with Obama as evidenced by his infernal, consistent ‘Power Grabs’.

JOSH GERSTEIN wrote:

In the middle of election season, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have come together to give President Barack Obama more power to appoint officials to jobs in his administration without seeking approval from the Senate.

Yes, you read that right.

And the most infuriating part is that he did this with the approval of Congress:

In the middle of election season, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have come together to give President Barack Obama more power to appoint officials to jobs in his administration without seeking approval from the Senate.

Lost in the hubbub last weekend over Rep. Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate was the fact that Obama signed a bill that eliminates the need to obtain Senate confirmation for about 170 executive branch posts: the Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011, a bill that is under the guise of ‘ reducing the number of executive positions subject to Senate confirmation’ . It was Sponsored by liberal Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY] and Signed by the President on 08/09/12. The Senate passed it on 6/28/11 and the house JUST passed it on 07/31/12.

BTW, PF is fixated on the fact every time you see Obama with a pen in his hand, does he in FACT ever sign ‘anything’?

Of course, given the timing of the upcoming election, the power the legislative ceded to the executive in the new bill will flow mainly to whoever wins the November vote and his successors. The changes in the bill take effect between zero and 60 days from the time Obama signed it on August 10. (8/9/2012) The Senate approved the bill, 79-20, in June 2011. The House approved it, 261-116, last month.

NOTE: The measures are co-sponsored by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Of interest to journalists, government public affairs types (and those who hope to be the latter), the top public affairs positions at Defense, State, Labor, Treasury, HUD and Veterans Affairs are on the list of jobs no longer requiring Senate confirmation. Many other public affairs posts had never required Senate confirmation.

Appalling:

Lieberman’s hard-to-believe press statement says: “This bipartisan legislation represents the Senate at its best.

Alarming to me is the fact IMO includes Meida Control: Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), Officer Corps, NOAA (controlling the weather?), Director of the Selective Service System, putting education in Obama’s control: National Security Education Board and National Board of Education Sciences. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Public Health Services Corps (2536) and Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.

You should be truly frightened by now. Go through the list with a fine tooth comb and you will see the TOTAL and socialistic control of the Obama administration! When you get done with this list of positions exempted from Senate confirmation, you know this Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 needs to be immediately repealed come January 2013! We can ONLY do that by insuring he is NOT reelected.

Thanks Congress! Your GOP control meant squat with this passage! The Senate is a lost cause unless we can retake it but we have control of Congress and I ask WHY?! For this?! I am infuriated! I want a list of the Reps. that voted for it. Dang, so upset I overlooked it:

95 Republicans Voted for it! I am spitting mad. Required percentage of ‘Aye’ votes: 2/3 (66%) Percentage of ‘aye’ votes: 60%. My critter is one of them and buddy will he get an earful! Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] ‘Bite Me’ Other’s I am so disappointed in & intend to contact:

Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7]
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3]
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2]
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5]
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52]
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49]
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3]
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1]
Rep. Tim Scott [R, SC-1]
Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5]
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32]

JUST to name a few that as of today have broken my heart. Check out those voting Nay & the abstains. This is an eyeopener. WHAT were they thinking?! I intend to ask them to explain themselves! Is there something ‘I’ am getting wrong? Please then correct me. Is there something ‘I’ am misunderstanding? Correct me. But explain yourselves!

My TEXT of the 95 Traitors

Click on the Ayes in the red

JUST have a gander at the list of positions exempted from Senate confirmation.

Politico

I agree with Robert that this is a story flying under the radar and he trusted me to get the word out there. I thank Josh Gerstein for posting this. I’m counting on all of you to help us with that. ~ JP

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Aug 242012
 

DEVELOPING: Multiple people were shot Friday near the Empire State building in Manhattan, the New York City Police Department confirmed to FoxNews.com.

Authorities would not say how many victims were shot. The New York City Fire Department said “several people” were injured in the shooting, which happened at 9:07 a.m. on 34th and 5th Avenue.

One gunman has been taken into custody, WABC-TV reported.

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