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Saturday, May 26, 2012

There are far worse ways to spend an hour on a hot Saturday afternoon

Ana Vidovic
Paganini: Grand Sonata


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Obama Mentioned His "Sons" Five Months Back, Not Just The Past Couple Days

Obama has sons?

(Politico).The Washington Post's Al Kamen catches this nugget in President Obama's address to supporters yesterday in Chicago: “The first bill I signed — a bill that said that we’re going to have equal pay for equal work because I want my daughters treated the same way as my sons.

It's not the first time that a rhetorical hypothetical has tripped up the president, as when a "Muslim faith" reference was taken wildly out of context.Read the full story here.

And According to a new book, Obama got sick of shaking the troops’ hands while on a trip to Baghdad. Via BuzzFeed:

He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. 

Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Obama Has Sons?

From this source, dated May 25, 2012:
Obama Twice Mistakenly Mentions ‘My Sons,' While Defending Contraception Mandate

In two campaign speeches over the last two days, President Barack Obama has twice mistakenly mentioned “my sons” when defending his administration’s regulation requiring virtually all health-care plans in the United States to provide women, without any fees or co-pay, with sterilizations and all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives, including those that can cause abortions....
Video at the above link.

What's he smokin'?

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Charlie Musselwhite w/ Richard Bargel
Mississippi Beat Part 1

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Obama Thanked His Drug Dealer, Not His Mom, On His Yearbook Page


1. The Choom Gang

1. The Choom Gang

Go read it at Buzzfeed:

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Please, Please Please, Call Me A Waahhcist

From PJ Media:


Hello. My name is Robert Wargas and I am a Racist™.
No, not that kind of racist: not the kind that, you know, actually dislikes people of other races. I don’t have no hate literature on my shelves, if that’s what you think — except for that copy of Mein Kampf I used years ago to write that paper on the Nazis. I don’t walk out my door in the morning thinking, “Theodore G. Bilbo was right.” I don’t look in the mirror and think, “What I need is an entire university department devoted to my skin color.”
I’m none of that, dear readers. None of that. I am, instead, a Racist™.  University-tested and media-approved. Hot off the assembly line. Tagged and branded. Ready for mass consumption. A jester. I’m available for parties. I can dance and quote Ayn Rand. I could tell you all about Say’s Law. I can balance your checkbook. I know the difference between Hayekian and Misesian theory. I can tell you what the phrase “a well regulated militia” really means. I’m hot for Bernard Lewis and Gertrude Himmelfarb. There are many of us. We’re available at fine stores everywhere. We are the 99%.
Are you interested in becoming a Racist™? You may be eligible:
Do you oppose the siphoning off of productive earnings and investment capital into byzantine welfare schemes, run essentially as discretionary funds for politicians who both buy votes and further reward those who have already been bought?
Do you oppose the de facto repeal of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments?
Do you think the “Reverend” Al Sharpton is a criminal, a liar, an antisemite, a libelist, an extortionist, a racketeer, a predator?
Did you refuse to vote for Barack Obama not because he was half-black, but because he was all-huckster?
Do you either ensconce the phrase “Justice Department” in scare quotes or preface it with “so-called”?
Do you think the United States Capitol is, or should be, too important and hallowed a venue for whiny, middle-class white girls from Georgetown to be complaining about the price of contraception?
Do you oppose the efforts of Barack Obama to debase and marginalize allies like Israel and Great Britain while simultaneously offering Russian gangster-politicos concessions made by mortgaging the nation’s well being against the results of his re-election campaign?
Have you noticed that the only way to escape the scorn and contempt of Barack Obama is to be the representative of a hostile Third World dictatorship?

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MAJOR "NEWS" NETWORKS TOTALLY IGNORE LARGEST LAWSUIT EVER FILED ON BEHALF OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

From Astute Bloggers:
On May 21, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration over its ridiculously narrow idea of how a “religious institution” can be defined under their ObamaCare law. Never has the Catholic Church – or any order, for that matter – undertaken something of this magnitude. It’s truly jaw-dropping that ABC and NBC completely ignored this action on their evening newscasts, while “CBS Evening News” devoted just 19 seconds to this historic event.
MUCH MORE HERE.

Just another example of glaring partisan bias. What's so bewildering is the fact thatit's definitely effecting their ratings - which are at rock-bottom.

Go read the whole thing at Astute Bloggers.
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Hey Obama, Are Corporate Losses Going to Create Jobs?

From Politico:

DES MOINES, Iowa – President Obama celebrated the role Iowa played in his campaign in 2008 and took aim once again at Mitt Romney’s business background at a campaign rally on the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Thursday.
“The last time he visited these same fairgrounds, he famously declared that corporations are people,” Obama told a crowd of roughly 2,500 packed into an exhibit space. “Human beings, my friends.”
The president maintained that the private equity industry is a welcome part of the economy – risk-takers and investors should be rewarded, he said. But their motives are not job creation.
“The people who work in these firms will tell you that’s not their goal,” Obama said, explaining that the goal for private equity companies, such as Bain, the company Romney co-founded, is “maximizing short-term gains for your investors.”
“There may be value for that type of experience but it’s not in the White House,” the president said, where the goal is “strong and sustainable, broad-based growth.”
The Romney attacks now appear to be part of Obama’s regular stump speech – he has employed them several times this week, despite criticism from some Democrats that he is wrongly villifying the industry.
The phrase "short-term gains" is a bit of editorializing by Obama. A CEO and his Board of Directors have, as their objective, maximizing PROFITS for their investors, not "short-term gains."

Short-term gains are important, but let's be honest here, if a CEO and the Board sacrificed future profits for a one-quarter spike, they would soon be canned.

Obama is anti-Capitalism, plain and simple. He is anti-American, and he needs to be removed from office.
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What To Do If Someone Suggests We Need To Be More Accepting of Islam

The next time someone says we need to be more tolerant, more understanding, more accepting of Islam and Sharia Law, ask them, “What part(s) of the Constitution are you willing to abandon in order to accommodate Sharia Law?” Then do not say a word. He/she that speaks first loses. If they try to wander off course, change the subject or insult you, simply restate the question and wait. 
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Brad Mehldau
Cry Me A River


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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keith Jarrett Trio
Blame It On My Youth

 

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Being unemployed every day I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

Seems like Zero Hedge has the same feeling.

May 24 2012

Initial Claims "Decline" Following Last Week's Revision, Durable Goods Ex-Transportation Miss Big
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In a absolutely shocking development, initial claims for the week ended May 5 printed in line with expectations of 370K, but to make the Mainstream Media's life easy and unleash all those "Initial Claims Decline by 2,000" headlines, last week's number was increased from 370K to 372K (ignore that NSA number increased by 2,515). Continuing claims missed expectations of 3250K printing at 3260K, but down from an upward revised 3289K. Needs to say this week's 370K adjusted print will be revised higher to 372-373K and the MSM will fall for it all over again. More importantly, the ongoing collapse in those collecting extended benefits now that legislation has halted extensions is becoming more acute: 40K dropped off Extended Claims and EUCs.

May 17 2012

Initial Claims Miss, Media Spin: "Unchanged"
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While claims were expected to improve from last week's pre-revision print of 367K, we got not only a miss but a deterioration, with the print coming at 370K on expectations of 365K. But all is well, for the media already has its spin: "Unchanged", because you see last week's number was as usual pushed up higher to 370K, hence no change. Of course, next week this week's 370K will be revised to 374K or something, but the algos will be long past caring. What is worse is that the exodus from the cliff continues, as those off EUCs and Extended benefits declined by another 68K (and down by 1.14 million from this time last year): people who no longer get their weekly allowance from Uncle Sam and having been without a job for 99 weeks are pretty much guaranteed to not find a job, thus making them rely exclusively on disability and foodstamps.
Initial Claims are stabilizing around 20% higher than pre-crisis levels - not exactly positive...

May 10 2012

Same Trick Different Week: "Initial Claims Decline Following Revision"; Deficit Surge Pushes Q1 GDP To 1.5%
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Stop us when this sounds familiar. Last week's 365K number has been revised to 368K, which is where the expectations for this week's print were. Instead, we got 367K claims this week, a 1K beat to expectations, which will be a 2K miss next week of course, but at least the pre-election propaganda media has their headline: "Initial Claims improve by 1,000." And scene. Naturally, the same thing happened for continuing claims, which beat expectations of 3275K, printing at 3229K, with the last week's print revised to 3290K from 3276K. The more disturbing form an end demand standpoint data, is that yet another 40K dropped off extended claims and EUCs. Finally in what is the best new for the market, and worst for the Economy, is that the March trade deficit soared to $51.8 billion, on expectations of -$50 billion, which was the biggest trade balance drop in 10 months. What this means is that Q1 GDP which already is tracking at 1.9%, just got lobbed to 1.5%. Yes: the Q1 GDP first revision will likely show the 2.2% number is now in the low to mid 1% range.


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Obama Attempts To Pull Jedi Mind Trick On American People

"Federal spending under Obama at historic lows ... It's clear that Obama has been the most fiscally moderate president we've had in 60 years."


"This chart -- the truth -- very clearly shows the truth undoubtedly ... growth in spending under President Obama is the slowest out of the last five presidents." 


"Factually speaking, spending has leveled off under President Obama. Spending is not skyrocketing under President Obama. Spending is flattening out under President Obama." 

From Ann Coulter:

Inasmuch as this is obviously preposterous, I checked with John Lott, one of the nation's premier economists and author of the magnificent new book with Grover Norquist: Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future.

It turns out Rex Nutting, author of the phony Marketwatch chart, attributes all spending during Obama's entire first year, up to Oct. 1, to President Bush. 
That's not a joke. 
The problem for Obama is we're all on to his Blame Bush tactic. So, there's only reason left to vote for Obama anymore; that's you're afraid of being called a "Waahhcist."

Go read the whole thing.

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There are many days when walking away and mailing in the keys is sorely tempting.

Maybe the kid in Alaska would take me in?

Another demographic I wish I didn't belong to:

MSNBC:
One in three mortgage holders still underwater


Zillow
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Got that sinking feeling? Amid signs that the U.S. housing market is finally rising from a long slumber, real estate Web site Zillow reports that homeowners are still under water.

Nearly 16 million homeowners owed more on their mortgages than their home was worth in the first quarter, or nearly one-third of U.S. homeowners with mortgages. That’s a $1.2 trillion hole in the collective home equity of American households.

Despite the temptation to just walk away and mail back the keys, nine of 10 underwater borrowers are making their mortgage and home loan payments on time. Only 10 percent are more than 90 days delinquent.
Still, “negative equity” will continue to weigh on the housing market – and the broader economy – because it sidelines so many potential home buyers. It also puts millions of owners at greater risk of losing their home if the economic recovery stalls, according to Zillow’s chief economist, Stan Humphries.

“If economic growth slows and unemployment rises, more homeowners will be unable to make timely mortgage payments, increasing delinquency rates and eventually foreclosures," he said.

For now, the recent bottoming out in home prices seems to be stabilizing the impact of negative equity; the number of underwater homeowners held steady from the fourth quarter of last year and fell slightly from a year ago.

Real estate market conditions vary widely across the country, as does the depth of trouble homeowners find themselves in. Nearly 40 percent of homeowners with a mortgage owe between 1 and 20 percent more than their home is worth. But 15 percent – approximately 2.4 million – owe more than double their home’s market value.

Nevada homeowners have been hardest hit, where two-thirds of all homeowners with a mortgage are underwater. Arizona, with 52 percent, Georgia (46.8 percent), Florida (46.3 percent) and Michigan (41.7 percent) also have high percentages of homeowners with negative equity.

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Obama: The First Presidential Candidate To Run Against Capitalism

From Ace of Spades:

Romney: Obama (and Biden) Never Worked a Day In the Private Sector; Obama Just Doesn't Understand The Basics of Capitalism or a Free Economy
This is a good exchange, demonstrating Romney at his best. He's tough on Obama -- yes, he agrees with Rush Limbaugh's assessment that Obama is the first president running against capitalism -- he attacks Obama's lack of experience in business and lack of any level of business knowledge, and he even tosses in flattery about the hard-workin' habits of the American worker.
Go read the whole thing. 
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Well I'll be a sonofabitch. I've been out here 30 of these 30 months.

The last time I was out of work for more than 2 months was in 1988.

Imagine that. . .


Weekly Standard:

Under Obama: 30 Worst Months of Employment in the Past 25 Years


The federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes monthly tallies for the employment-population ratio. That stat shows something rather straightforward: Among those who are living in America and are free to pursue employment, what percentage are employed? (The bureau excludes those who are under 16 years old, are active-duty military, or are — in the bureau’s own words — “inmates of institutions (for example, penal and mental facilities, homes for the aged),” from its tallies.)

Over the past quarter of a century (a total of 300 months), dating back to May 1987 and the Reagan administration, here are the 30 worst months (that is, the bottom 10 percent) for the employment-population ratio, along with the president who happened to be in office at that particular time (scroll down to the see the list):

1. (tie) July 2011, 58.2 percent, President Barack Obama
1. (tie) June 2011, 58.2 percent, Obama
1. (tie) November 2010, 58.2 percent, Obama
1. (tie) December 2009, 58.2 percent, Obama
5. (tie) August 2011, 58.3 percent, Obama
5. (tie) December 2010, 58.3 percent, Obama
5. (tie) October 2010, 58.3 percent, Obama
8. (tie) April 2012, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) October 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) September 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) May 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) April 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) February 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
8. (tie) January 2011, 58.4 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2012, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) January 2012, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) December 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) November 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2011, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) September 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) August 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) July 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) June 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) March 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) February 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) January 2010, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) November 2009, 58.5 percent, Obama
15. (tie) October 2009, 58.5 percent, Obama
29. February 2012, 58.6 percent, Obama
30. (tie) May 2010, 58.7 percent, Obama
30. (tie) April 2010, 58.7 percent, Obama
30. (tie) September 2009, 58.7 percent, Obama

Interestingly, the 30 (or 32, including ties) worst months for employment in the past 25 years have all come after the most recent recession ended, in June 2009. In other words, they’ve all come during the Obama “recovery.”

What’s more, under every other president during the past 25 years (spanning from the later stages of the Reagan presidency through the entire George W. Bush presidency), the employment-population ratio was always over 60 percent — every single month, for 260 consecutive months. In vivid contrast, with the exception of the month in which he took office (January 2009) and his first full month in office (February 2009), the employment-population ratio under Obama has always been under 60 percent — every single month, for 38 consecutive months. (For 32 consecutive months — from September 2009 to the present day — it’s been under 59 percent.)

In fact, the worst non-Obama month in the past 25 years was December 2008, when the employment-population ratio was 61.0 percent under George W. Bush. Comparatively, Obama’s best month to date (not counting January 2009, when he entered midstream) was his first, February 2009, when the employment-population ratio was 60.3 percent. In other words, over the past 25 years, the worst month under any other president has beaten the best month under Obama.

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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch. The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Listen to the May 25, 2012 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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The Democrats Have a Secret Weapon Come Election Time



From Reliapundit.
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Just Another Rider




Queen of Hearts

 

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Humpday Blues

Pinetop Perkins
Chicken Shack


Muddy Waters & James Cotton
Can't Lose What You Never Had

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Gladys Knight

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5 Million Americans Lost

From the American Thinker:

Five million Americans have been thrown under the bus.  They are walking around dazed, outcast, and defeated.  Worst of all, they are not even counted in official tallies of the unemployed.  They are those whom the Obama administration simply wishes to ignore: working-age adults who have dropped out of the labor market completely.  They are those for whom the economic recovery underway should have created jobs but has not.
Despite Obama's latest assertion of having created 4 million jobs in the last 26 months, the reality is that in the past two years, 5.4 million workers have left the job market entirely.  These are the 5.4 million whom academics like to call "discouraged workers," and as far as the administration and its media cheerleaders are concerned, they do not exist.
The fact is that these millions of Americans are not so much discouraged as they are hopeless. 
OBAMA IS THE MIDDLE CLASS' 9/11.
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Absurdity Of The Day

I laughed for a full five minutes when I read the following about the EPA-NASCAR green deal:
...[T]hey claim [they] will capture “100 percent of the emissions produced” in races..
100%?

Yeah, right. [heavy sarcasm]

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Tom Waits
Trampled Rose

   

Tom Traubert's Blues

 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pakistan blocked Twitter access because of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

Did you know that May 20 was Everybody Draw Mohammed Day? Whether or not you do, that was apparently why Pakistan blocked access to Twitter 2 days ago.

Leftist Comics Alliance, which spoke about this, didn't help matters by making a grave factual error though:
May 20 was the third annual Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, the event in which artists depict the Prophet Mohammed in cartoon form to protest censorship and extremist threats (The event was created by cartoonist Molly Norris in 2010 in response to the death threats received by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for attempting to feature the figure in their Comedy Central series). If you live in Pakistan, however, you wouldn't have seen any mention of this on Twitter yesterday, because government regulators shut down access to the site for hours to keep a lid on things, just in case.

Norris went into hiding on advise from the F.B.I. in 2010, going so far as to change her name and relocate after receiving death threats for illustrating a cartoon that depicted Mohammed as common household objects. Cartoonists worldwide have continued participating, however, as an expression of free speech. Visual depictions of Mohammed are historically uncommon in Islam, and remain so as both a matter of reverence and a measure against idolatry.
A most misleading statement, I'm afraid, considering how the Hadith/Koran both revere Mohammed's violent behavior and acts, and his marriage to a 9-year-old girl. Images of Mohammed are forbidden because they worship him. Which, now that I think of it, is certainly a most peculiar double-standard if the Religion of Rape is supposedly monotheistic, and then it goes along and elevates the horrific man to a level where picturing him is not allowed, unlike both Judaism and Christianity, which both allow for imagery of Moses and Jesus.

But maybe that shouldn't be too surprising, since the writer of that piece at Comics Alliance is someone who'd written a post I'd noted earlier in this post who didn't show a particularly keen awareness of the Koran's contents when he knee-jerkedly attacked Frank Miller for writing Holy Terror. If Comics Alliance writer's got no interest in studying the deeper matters involving the Koran and Hadith, then he's got no business writing about Everybody Draw Mohammed Day either.
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Obama’s war on the middle class? Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago


Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill

Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America. 
Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago. 
It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all much poorer.
Last week PJM Interconnection, the company that operates the electric grid for 13 states (Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) held its 2015 capacity auction. These are the first real, market prices that take Obama’s most recent anti-coal regulations into account, and they prove that he is keeping his 2008 campaign promise to make electricity prices “necessarily skyrocket.”
The market-clearing price for new 2015 capacity – almost all natural gas – was $136 per megawatt. That’s eight times higher than the price for 2012, which was just $16 per megawatt. In the mid-Atlantic area covering New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and DC the new price is $167 per megawatt. For the northern Ohio territory served by FirstEnergy, the price is a shocking $357 per megawatt.
Why the massive price increases? Andy Ott from PJM stated the obvious: “Capacity prices were higher than last year’s because of retirements of existing coal-fired generation resulting largely from environmental regulations which go into effect in 2015.” Northern Ohio is suffering from more forced coal-plant retirements than the rest of the region, hence the even higher price.
These are not computer models or projections or estimates. These are the actual prices that electric distributors have agreed to pay for new capacity. The costs will be passed on to consumers at the retail level.
NOTHING is more important to the economic survival of the middle class and below than the defeat of this stupid, stupid ideologue and his amateurish, ill conceived ivory tower projects.
The man has NO PRACTICALITY IN HIS BODY
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I got your rape right here, Clyburn


both Obama and the DNC have taken large contributions from Bain employees.
Bain’s Managing PartnerSteve Pagliuca, and Managing DirectorsJonathan LavineandMark Nunnellyhave already given the maximum donation to the Obama campaign and the DNC for the 2012 campaign cycle, each contributing $35,800 to the Obama Victory Fund 2012 and $30,800 to the campaign committee.
Lavine has also been one of Obama’s top bundlers, raising over $100,000* for him so far this cycle.
KEEP GOING YOU MORONS.
DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE ECONOMY
DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR PLANS IRAN
DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR PLANS IN CASE THE EU GOES WACKO
DON’T TALK ABOUT YOUR PLANS ABOUT ANYTHING
KEEP VILIFYING THE ‘ENEMY’, THAT’S WAY MORE IMPORTANT. 
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That’s all right congressman, because you are one of the 80 commies ..IS ANYONE ELSE SICK OF THIS SHIT YET?


Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.) described Mitt Romney and Bain Capital’s record as one of “raping companies” in a Tuesday interview with MSNBC.
ANCHOR: But, congressman, what about the counterargument to that? What about the counterargument that these attacks on Bain Capital — many see them as an attack on free enterprise as well.
CLYBURN: This is not an attack on free enterprise. I would say to you, [unclear] free enterprise–I don’t take contributions from payday lenders. I refuse to do that. That’s free enterprise. but there’s something about that enterprise that I have a problem with. And there’s something about raping companies and leaving them in debt and setting up Swiss bank accounts and corporate businesses in the Grand Caymans. I have a serious problem with that.
Despite Clyburn’s remarks, the congressman has previously taken money from private equity giant Blackstone Group. Blackstone announced Tuesday it willbuy Motel 6 for $1.9 billion.
Moreover, lobbyists comprise one of Clyburn’s largest sources of campaign cash, including lobbyists for the payday loan industry. For example, in the current cycle Clyburn accepted $1,500 from Joyce Rogers, a registered lobbyist for payday lender Cash America International.
Every time we get this we get the response, like Col West hyperbolic shit returns, …like….
Moderator: What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialist?
West: It’s a good question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Congressman West’s office responded to questions from CBSMiami.com with the following statement:
“The Congressman was referring to the 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  The Communist Party has publicly referred to the Progressive Caucus as its allies.   The Progressive Caucus speaks for itself.  These individuals certainly aren’t proponents of free markets or individual economic freedom.”

ARE WE ALL COMPLETELY TURNED OFF YET ?

THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS EVER RECORDED IS AT WORK TODAY. IS ANYONE WORKING ON OR THINKING ABOUT THAT SHIT?

THAT IS THE ISSUE

THAT IS THE ONLY ISSUE

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And as my wife wakes up to find Obama re-elected this Nov...

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Whites ‘Should be Thankful We’re Not Hanging Crackers By Nooses…Yet, Yet, Yet’


  • “[Discussing the movie 'Quilombo'] Any movie that starts off with the killing of peckerwood, I’m locked in and loaded. As I told you, I love white-on white-crime, because that is the best crime, and we‘re going say ’black power’ to that. You understand what I mean?”

  • “I love black people, and I hate the g*ddamn white man, woman, and child, grandma, aunt, uncle, Pappa Billy Bob, and whoever else. Redneck Tom and Blueneck Robert, and whoever else you wanna name. I hate the white man. I hate the very look of white people. I hate the sound of white people. G*ddamnit, I hate the smell of white people. I hate the oppression of white people, I hate the murder and the rape and the torture and the taking away of our names, our culture, our God, our music and damn, I hate this cracker for everything he has done to us.”
  • “You should be thankful we’re not running around here hanging crackers by nooses and all that kind of stuff, yet, yet, yet.”
  • “Some of us, some of y’all – are even scared to have a wet dream about killing the g*ddamn cracker.”
the story here

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The Blaze:

Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’ Axis That Was Forged
Posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:07am by Benny Johnson


The Blaze’s Erica Ritz contributed to this report
According to New Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz:
New Black Panther Malik Shabazz Details Meeting With Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan
Chairman Shabazz
  • Envisions the “glory” of “paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers” fighting for Palestine.
  • Fighting white people is an “international struggle against a common enemy.”
  • Whites are trying to “divide the non-white” population against each other
  • Because “half of Africa” was involved in slavery “we say Africa owes us reparations, too.”
  • Black radicals should seek “alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records of being against this beast [white people].”
  • Shabazz “stands on solid ideological ground” with “His Excellency, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
  • “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad” understands “the dynamics and the politics of world revolution.”
  • Shabazz discussed “bringing natural gas and oil and other reparations into the black nation, and other things - unmentionable” with Ahmadinejad.
  • There were “fifty Imams in the meeting“ and ”Minister Farrakhan is sitting in the first seat in the front.”
  • There are “just as many Arabs who hate this white man as we do” and the Black Panthers should ally themselves with radical Islam.
New Black Panther Malik Shabazz Details Meeting With Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan
Farrakhan, Ahmadinejad & Shabazz
The Nation of Islam, the New Black Panthers, a rouge Iranian regime with nuclear capabilities and fifty radical Imams collude atop a Manhattan hotel. Sounds like a great setup to a Tom Clancy novel. However, this meeting actually happened and the alliance was forged between the groups against their ‘common enemy’ is very real.

 National Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz gave chilling remarks on Black Panther Radio Saturday detailing the nature and business of a secretive meeting between himself, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Minister Louis Farrakhan and ‘fifty’ Imams. The meeting, according to Shabazz, took place on September 27, 2010 in New York, NY during the Iranian president’s controversial visit to the UN. The details of the meeting have never been publicly revealed, but in new audio uncovered by The Blaze this week, Shabazz details the nature of this monsters’ ball and the scary, ‘Beast’ axis that was formed durring the meeting:

Theses new alliances cast a dark shadow in the wake of alarming recent developments from those parties involved. As The Blaze has exclusively reported, Minister Farrakhan has warned whites lately that “their end has come” and has encouraged President Obama to convert to Islam. The New Black Panthers have been fomenting racial hatred in recent weeks, threatening to hang whites and promising hostility after the presidential election. Ahmadinejad is getting close to becoming capable of nuclear warfare, and regularly calls for the destruction of Israel and America. All three are linked by their sharp opposition to western society and their deep Islamist roots, a connection not to be taken lightly given the rise of radical Islam throughout the Arab world.
New Black Panther Malik Shabazz Details Meeting With Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan
Key Shabazz Quotes On his meeting with Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & the Imams:
– [Interviewer] “What was your sole purpose in the meeting with Ahmadinejad? Because is there a lot of talk from some of these negro pigs about being, you know, working with other races of the black race, and other ethnic groups and we don’t work with Arabs and the Arabs held us in slavery, which is true, but at the same time there’s been a lot of talk about the Malik Zulu Shabazz and Ahmadinejad meeting.” …

[Shabazz] “Anything I do is for revolution for black people, no matter what it is.

– Now, them ‘Johnny Come Lazy’ Facebook critics…I can reference Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad and kill all you n***as, pardon the language. Ah, well no don’t pardon the language, only on the kill part … .

[Interviewer] “We‘ve got to watch the ’n’ word, sir. I’m sorry about that…They shut you down like they shut you down on other venues.”

– “Now, I can’t get in to the inner science or inter-political dynamics of necessarily what is the objective of that meeting; that wouldn’t be wise. But I can say that my teacher [referring to Shabazz mentor Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad], who was hard on the Arabs, he used to call them the rusty, dusty, camel-stink, camel-breath stinky Arab sometimes. But I also do know that this is the man that went to Libya over and over again on behalf of Minister Louis Farrakhan. I know this is [the] man who at the time of the Million Man March was trying to get to Libya again. I know this is the man that in the year 2000 took a hundred of us deep to the Israeli Embassy on behalf of the Palestinians. I’m talking about Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad. What would you think about him paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers for the Arabs?”

– “Some of these negroes have got nationalism twisted to a point where they have narrowed the nationalism, narrowed the nationalism to the point where international struggle against a common enemy is not possible, thereby strengthening the enemy who decides to divide the non-white against a common enemy.”

– “Yes, the Arab was involved in slavery, and in this case, this is the Persians, ah hell they probably was involved in some too. But let’s keep it real, the African was involved in slavery, too. If you want to go all, if you want to walk that line of talk, well hell you’d have to cut yourselves off from half of Africa…this is our family, we love them, but in our [program] we say Africa owes us reparations, too.”

– “Is it the Arab or slave trade of however many centuries ago, vs. alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records of being against this beast?”

– “Now, let me finish on this question about Mahmud Ahmadinejad, his excellency, I see it, the president of Iran. I want to be clear with you all that I stand on solid ideological ground, and anybody that disagrees just don‘t know what they hell they’re talking about because they don’t study.”

– “What I’m doing and what I did in meeting with the President Ahmadinejad is exactly what Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad would have done. It is exactly, if he would’ve got the call like I got the call, the honorable Kwame Ture, was what he would have done in a heartbeat. It is exactly what Huey P. Newton or Eldridge Cleaver would have done in a heartbeat. It is exactly what Minister Malcom X…would have done in a heartbeat. Minister Louis Farrakhan was there, he speaks for himself.”

“Understand the dynamics and the politics of world revolution, and understand what’s most important when you decide what meetings that you will have to attend. Like I‘m gon’ say no. They call me and ask me to go to the meeting.”

– “I’m a Muslim, first of all I’m a Muslim I go anywhere in the Muslim world. I don’t put Islam and Muslim alliances over black people — I don’t put nothing over black people — but hell if I go and talk to somebody about perhaps bringing natural gas and oil and other reparations into the black nation, and other things unmentionable — what does a negro have to say about it? He ain‘t even dreamed of doing some of what we’ve encountered in that hotel.”

– “I spoke strong in that meeting. There [were] fifty Imams in the meeting; I’m the only representative of a secular, or a non-religious organization. I’m sitting all the way nearly in the, at the big table in the back with these translator headphones on and everything, and Minister Farrakhan is sitting in the first seat in the front.”

– “You know, there is no greater enemy than the white man. You know, uh, again we have to learn because it’s just as many Arabs who hate this white man as we do. So, am I not to ally myself, alliance myself with this Arab in fighting this white man?

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The Blaze:

‘The Ballot or the Bullet’: Wait Until You Read the New Black Panthers’ Latest Paper
Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:27am by Jonathon M. Seid


It has articles such as “The Ballot or the Bullet.” It devotes an entire page to freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal, a convicted cop-killer. The $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman is referenced. And there’s even a history of “confrontational politics” and “above ground self-defense.”

“It” is the latest spring edition of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) newspaper.

The 36-page paper, available in PDF form, jumps from talking about black children and autism, to an eating guide, to even an article on home births. But the focus of the issue is on a Malcolm X speech from the 60s, “The Ballot or the Bullet,” and a reinterpretation given by black nationalist Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammed 30 years later.

“I say to you tonight 30 years later, it is a case of the chickens coming home to roast,” Muhammed’s reprinted speech says. “Malcolm’s subject 30 years ago on the threshold of a National election was The Ballot or The Bullet and my subject 30 years later on the threshold of a National election is The Bullet or the Bullet. You don’t have another choice.”

He concludes: “What I am saying here tonight? I am taking the unpopular stance, which is not new for me. I’m saying that separation is the best and only solution! I’m saying as a reminder to you, that we must have a nation of our own because every time we have worked together in a solid block…I know what Malcolm said to you 30 years ago. And all the great that Malcolm did, Malcolm was feeling, Malcolm was studying and searching, digging and researching and finding himself, and so Malcolm said in such matters, vote in a solid block.”

In a separate piece (”The Ballot or the Bullet: Which Way for Black People?”) meant to advance those ideas, NBPP leader Malik Zulu Shabazz recalls glowingly how “the Black Masses rejected the Ballot as the only option”:
History recalls that after Malcolm’s prophetic words, Black Power and Black Nationalism replaced civil rights as the primary vision and ideology of the people and they placed non-violence and all strategies designed to make the white people more comfortable on the sidelines.
Insurrections occurred in a domino effect; 1965 Watts blew up and later Newark and Detroit blew up and over 120 American cities became major battlegrounds for Black Resistance. Some battlegrounds were violent, some non violent, but nevertheless, we battled with a fighting spirit.

Every gain and concession that the Civil Rights Movement extracted; every job, and appointment, legislation was obtained via the duress, pressure and threat of an explod- ing radical Black Movement, foretold by Malcolm X [...] . [Emphasis added]
He goes on to lament that “In present-day, most of the authentic prescient voices have transitioned“ and been ”assassinated, sabotaged, imprisoned [or] intimidated to the point of fear.” And just guess who he says is the only consistent, strong voice: Louis Farrakhan.

Shabazz then launches into nan odd rant claiming to be a disciple of Malcolm X, Khallid Abdul Muhammed, and Farrakhan before calling on young people “to unite here in America and across the globe” so that “we can pool our resources, focus our attack and see real results.“ He concluded by encouraging followers to ”Vote For Black Power. Vote For Black Nationalism and Pan Afri- canism. Vote for Self Determination and a Nation of Our own. Vote for A United Front. Let us reverse course and put our enemies to flight”
So what does “the ballot or the bullet” mean exactly? Is it that his followers have two perfectly good options? Or is it that his followers should take to using bullets instead of the ballot box? And when he says “vote,” does he mean actual or figurative votes?

It looks like Shabazz’s revolutionaries are taking it to be the latter. In a Facebook post from Sunday, New Black Panther Chawn Sadaam Kweli posted a picture of a group of young people holding the paper and gave an angry explanation:

New Black Panther Party Spring Newspaper: The Ballot or the Bullet

You can read the entire issue of the New Black Panther Party newspaper below, which also includes a list of demands from the “people’s party”:
New Black Panther Party Spring Newspaper
New Black Panther Party Spring Newspaper

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Obama - Incompetent, Amateur, Dedicated to make the USA into European Socialist State, or Richard Nixon?


Or all four?
‘They’ (God, how I hate ‘them’) say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
So as I look at the various contrived and invented canard like strategems (Gay Marriage, Bain, extremist republicans) focus grouped into existence by Davids Axelrod and Plouffe designed to keep attention away from the real issue (the lowest percentage of Americans are now working than ever before) of 2012 I begin to wonder….
Is Obama incompetent, an amateur, dedicated to make the USA into European Socialist State, or Richard Nixon?
We know he doesn’t really care for the Constitution (a “flawed document” - aren’t all of them by mortals?) since it limits him vs the opposition (also elected) from pursuing the ‘greater good’. His end run around the recalcitrant congress via executive dept contrivances in such endeavors as bankrupting coal (and West Virginia) demonstrated this. In fact, there are many days when Obama’s ENTIRE Gaian adventure seems to be carried out WHOLLY by the machinations of an executive that ASSUMES not only that they know better than anyone or any other group, but that those set of intentions in their own mirror gives them the RIGHT to act that way.
We know he rejects the inherited values and SHARED values of what overall constitutes goodness. and what is admirable. His admiration for Lincoln also has it’s troubling edge. I worry, in fact, he has the same attitudes about the Constitution (especially the 3/5ths and respect for property… which Adams recognized as indivisible from freedom) that he does about Churchill for the same category of reasons. This attitude is understandable btw, but INEXCUSABLE AS PRESIDENT. 
I see his incredible ignorance of the long term consequences of the successful takeovers of the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s think alikes all across northern Africa and it’s real rise elsewhere as the incompetence of an amateur exposed to the tortuous logic of the state dept. It’s the legitimization of Al Qaeda’s aims.
I see his REAL spending spree and his intentions as lauding that system across the Atlantic which has just discovered it needs a Heimlich as Greece’s people tell the Eurozone to fuck themselves, that they will default, thank you, keep their cash and figure out what to do themselves (and good luck, btw).
I see his ENEMIES LIST as PURE Richard Nixon. PURE. It’s notification of the fact of Chicago Politics rule. Not only has the president defaulted on his promise of the ‘end of politics as usual’ he’s made it clear it’s all to be Jefferson vs Adam, Jackson vs Adams, and Hayes vs Tilden ..UNLESS YOU AGREE WITH HIM, in which case its the end of politics as usual. Even Cory Booker, the democratic mayor of northeaster city can’t help but see the sky as blue
Then there is the pure incompetency factor even amid corruption. Solyndra. Really? Really? Fast and Furious .. as mishandled and misapprehended an idea as ever conceived for a domestic program. The current state of affairs vs Iran and its intentions and capabilities is a REMARKABLE testament to DENIAL, moral cowardice and failure to recognize what a world without THOSE mullahs would look like. Syria would then…? North Korea would then …? Hizballah would then …? Lebanon would then …? Obamacare? Has there EVER been a federal program designed to replace enterprise (as limited as that sphere already was by state insurance limitations) which was CHEAPER? EVER? Of course that particular canard was an invention to cover the installation of a process to use for national health care (has anyone thought about the consequences to the future achievements in medical research of a single payer system? There would be only one institutional payor for such research)
Here is the truth at the end of all the inventions of that campaign … Romney would have to go VERY VERY FAR to be as BAD a president as Obama has been. The only defense possible of Obama as pres was the child of Barney Frank… ‘we made it suck less’. 
I doubt it, but that at least is, PLAUSIBLE as reality.
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