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PRAVDA: American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed

Posted by iusbvision on May 30, 2009

Pravda is the largest and oldest Russian newspaper:

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Stanislav Mishin

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How Did Democrats Treat Black Republican Judges: They called them “neanderthals”

Posted by iusbvision on May 29, 2009

American Thinker:

By Jan LaRue

If you believe the myth that Democrats are champions of equality for women, racial minorities, and folks with “compelling” life stories, maybe you’ve been spending more time tracking Big Foot than judicial nominations.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Barack Obama’s Hispanic nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, is the perfect pick to reinforce their myth.

 

That’s not to diminish in any way Sotomayor’s life story and accomplishments, which are impressive and admirable. Still, the American people expect a full and fair hearing regarding her competence, judicial philosophy, temperament, and commitment to “Equal Justice Under Law.”

 

The self-anointed authority on “mainstream” judges, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has already warned that “if Republicans oppose Sonia Sotomayor, they’ll do so at their “own peril.”

 

You don’t have to be a world-class cryptographer to bust that code. No matter how courteous and respectful Republicans are to Sotomayor, the first and every time a Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) asks her a relevant question about her judicial philosophy, statements, court opinions (which have a reversal rate of 60 percent in the Supreme Court), the Democrats will consume most of the SJC’s time ranting against Republicans as “anti-Hispanic misogynists.”

 

Here’s some advice and consent for Republicans: “Get over it.”

 

Democrats are so taken by their munificent minority myth that they can’t grasp how demeaned and offended most women and minorities feel about being force-fed affirmative action and set-asides. Most of us believe that we really are capable of making it on our intellect and abilities if we have equal opportunity at the starting line.

 

Sotomayor’s ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano is certainly worth examining, especially in light of her statement: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

 

Ricci concerns firefighters in New Haven, Conn., who were denied promotions because no black firefighters qualified for advancement. Sotomayor, as part of a three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit appeals court, upheld the city’s rejection of a race discrimination lawsuit by white firefighters and one Hispanic. She voted with the majority of the full court in refusing to rehear the case. The Supreme Court is currently considering the case, and will announce its opinion at the end of June.

 

If they can stomach it, Republicans should prep themselves for Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing by reviewing tapes or reading transcripts of Judge Janice Rogers Brown’s hearing. Brown was President George W. Bush’s African-American nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Democrats weren’t so smitten with her compelling life story that they were incapable of asking her tough questions.

 

Democrats should have championed Judge Brown’s confirmation, not because of her compelling life story, but because of her record as an exemplary judge committed to the rule of law, equality for all Americans, and her limited role as a judge.

 

Instead, privileged, wealthy, white Democrats attacked Brown as an “extreme right-wing” judge who didn’t care about “civil rights” or the “down-trodden.” They were unconstrained by accusations of racism and sexism.

 

When the Democrats ended their nearly two-year delay, including a filibuster of Brown’s re-nomination in 2005, their attacks continued. They claimed their opposition wasn’t racist or sexist:

 

  • Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) ridiculed Bush nominees including Brown, as “Neanderthals.” He attacked Brown as “another extreme right-wing candidate … a judicial activist who will roll back basic rights.”
  • Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) said: “I oppose giving Justice Brown this lifetime promotion to the second highest court in our land because the American people deserve judges who will interpret the law fairly and objectively. Janice Rogers Brown is a committed judicial activist who has a consistent record of using her position as a member of the court to put her views above the law and above the interests of working men and women and families across the Nation.”
  • Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said: “Janice Rogers Brown is one of President Bush’s most ideological and extreme judicial nominees.”
  • Schumer said: Judge Brown “is the least deserving of all of President Bush’s appeal court nominees.”

These attacks are nonsense, judge Brown has been a model of judicial restraint. Brown opposes judicial activism and has demonstrated that time and time again on the bench.

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Obama Admin Reverses Career Prosecutors to Protect Black Panther Voter Intimidation

Posted by iusbvision on May 29, 2009

Chicago style politics and more politicization of justice….

Washington Times:

EXCLUSIVE: Career lawyers overruled on voting case
Black Panthers had wielded weapons, blocked polls

By Jerry Seper | Friday, May 29, 2009

Justice Department political appointees overruled career lawyers and ended a civil complaint accusing three members of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense of wielding a nightstick and intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place last Election Day, according to documents and interviews.

The incident – which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube – had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.

The lawyers also had ascertained that one of the three men had gained access to the polling place by securing a credential as a Democratic poll watcher, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

The career Justice lawyers were on the verge of securing sanctions against the men earlier this month when their superiors ordered them to reverse course, according to interviews and documents. The court had already entered a default judgment against the men on April 20.

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Speaker Gingrich: Sotomayor is a racist and should withdraw nomination.

Posted by iusbvision on May 28, 2009

CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only one calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Newt Gingrich is, too — and he’s demanding that Obama’s pick to the Supreme Court withdraw her nomination.

On Twitter, Gingrich pointed to a line in Sotomayor’s 2001 speech to a Hispanic group in Berkeley that has drawn fire from some conservatives.

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Sotomayor said in that speech, describing how life experience can inform judicial opinions.

On Wednesday, Gingrich tweeted: “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman.’ new racism is no better than old racism.”

Moments later, he followed up with the message: “White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”

The latest defense of this clearly disqualified nominee (LINKLINK) on some far left blogs is that Sotomayor was first put on the bench by President Bush 41. What they don’t tell you is that Bush 41 routinely nominated arch leftist ideologues to the courts; Bush 41 nominated the outgoing Justice Souter who proved to be a far left ideologue that was perfectly happy to amend the Constitution from the bench.

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Sotomayor Rules Against Student Free Speech

Posted by iusbvision on May 28, 2009

Another reason why this clearly disqualified nominee should not be on any bench.

UPDATE: The latest argument from the far left is that since she is Latino and has a compelling personal story we should not question her on rulings like this and her statements about being able to understand the law better than whites. Miguel Estrada had a compelling personal story and he was Latino and it is because of that why Democrats trashed him, lied about him and opposed him and they admitted it in their own Judiciary Committee memo’s linked below. 

NBC News (and NBC is in the tank for Obama but even they were surprised by this):

President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has yet another tie to Connecticut. She sided against a student in the infamous “douche bag” case, and that has upset some free-speech advocates.

Sotomayor

Sotomayor

In August 2007, Judge Sonia Sotomayor sat on a panel that ruled against an appeal in Doninger v. Niehoff.

Avery Doninger was disqualified from running for school government at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington after she posted something on her blog, referring to the superintendent and other officials as “douche bags” because they canceled a battle of the bands she had helped to organize.

The case went to court and in March 2008, Sotomayor was on a panel that heard Doninger’s mother’s appeal alleging her daughter’s free speech and other rights were violated. Her mother wanted to prevent the school from barring her daughter from running.

Sotomayor joined two other judges from the 2nd Circuit in ruling that the student’s off-campus blog remarks created a “foreseeable risk of substantial disruption” at the student’s high school and that the teenager was not entitled to a preliminary injunction reversing a disciplinary action against her, Education Week reports.

 

“A forseeable risk of substantial disruption” – what a joke. Let me interpret this for you. The courts have allowed very few circumstances in which schools may step on the First Amendment. The substantial disruption rule by the Supreme Court is if the speech or display is so disturbing or distracting that the school can no longer fulfill its educational mission. Ongoing repeated intimidation of a student, R to X rated sexual content is considered disruptive.

If a student calling someone a “douch bag” created a “substantial disruption” of a school, there would be no functioning public schools in the country. This ruling is outrageous and with such rulings it is no surprise that Sotomayor has been cited three times by the Supreme Court for “statutory error”. Anyone who has taken a good First Amendment case law course could have gotten this case correct, this case was a no brainer and she got it wrong. 

NBC Continues:

Avery Doninger mom Lauren

Avery Doninger with her mother Lauren

The ruling in this case has come under heavy criticism from some civil libertarians. Some say this case presents a solid rationale for rejecting Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals to fill the seat of retiring Justice David Souter.

“The continual expansion of the authority of school officials over student speech teaches a foul lesson to these future citizens,” Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, told the New Britain Herald. “I would prefer some obnoxious speech [rather] than teaching students that they must please government officials if they want special benefits or opportunities.”

Absolutely correct. Good job NBC news for getting this one right.

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Maryland Imposes hefty Millionaires Tax to “soak the rich” and revenues drop.

Posted by iusbvision on May 26, 2009

WSJ:

Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. Politicians in Annapolis created a millionaire tax bracket, raising the top marginal income-tax rate to 6.25%. And because cities such as Baltimore and Bethesda also impose income taxes, the state-local tax rate can go as high as 9.45%. Governor Martin O’Malley, a dedicated class warrior, declared that these richest 0.3% of filers were “willing and able to pay their fair share.” The Baltimore Sun predicted the rich would “grin and bear it.”

One year later, nobody’s grinning. One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller’s office concedes is a “substantial decline.” On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year — even at higher rates.

The WSJ Continues:

The Maryland state revenue office says it’s “way too early” to tell how many millionaires moved out of the state when the tax rates rose.

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Surprise: Obama picks overtly racist judge for Supreme Court. – Updated

Posted by iusbvision on May 26, 2009

This judge has been rebuked for writing decisions that have nothing to do with the law and is one of the most frequently overturned lower court judges ever. We all know the stereotype of the bad nutcase judge, Sotomayer doesn’t just merely fit the stereotype, she is the poster child of it. Let us be clear, this is not mere partisan nitpicking, one would be hard pressed to find a judge more radical and irresponsible than Sotomayer.

“The Court is where policy is made” she says. She laughs while jokingly taking it back because she is on camera. –

This view is a radicallized view of the law, Sotomayer does not believe that judges should simply apply the law and the constitution, but rather judges are our elite betters who know that our elected officials are too stupid to make good laws, so it is up to those who consider themselves to be especially enlightened to make new law from the bench. Federal judges are unelected and unaccountable to the people.

Here is another famous quote from Judge Sotomayer. –

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.

Imagine any white nominee saying something like that. So much for justice being blind. This stands in direct violation of the oath judges are obliged to take:

“I, [NAME], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

Sotomayor has made it clear that she will rule depending on whether one party is in a minority protected Democrat constituency group. Ruling by “empathy” instead of ruling by the law or justice makes the law arbitrary. By her own admission and by Obama’s own words for what he wants in a justice this oath will be violated.

NBC News Quotes Wendy Long:

Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important that the law as written. She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one’s sex, race, and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.

This view Long describes goes beyond judicial activism and dives head first into what is known as judicial impositionism; others describe her view as anti-constitutionalist. Sotomayer believes the law is different according to what race you are. So much for equal justice under the law.

Sotomayer has had four opinions that she has personally written overturned by the Supreme Court and in three of them she was cited by the Supreme Court for statutory error, in short it means she either cant read the law for comprehension, or ignored it to an extreme that was intolerable even for the judicial activists on the Supreme Court today. The cases are Knight v. C.I.R., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Dabit, New York Times, Inc. v. Tasini, and Correctional Servs. Corp. v. Malesko.

The Washington Post’s liberal columnist Richard Cohen takes issue with one of Sotomayer’s overtly racist lower court decisions HERE. Cohen writes about the injustice and she delivered (and the misconduct in the case which is another story) in the Ricci case which is almost sure to be overturned by the Supreme Court.

UPDATE – for more on the Ricci case see the WSJ article “The Empathy Nominee” HERE. Karl Rove has an op-ed about the case HERE

NBC News is openly asking if Republicans would dare vote against what could be the first Latino on the court. How soon they have forgotten that leaked Democrat Judiciary Committee memo’s stated clearly that they opposed the nomination of Miguel Estrada because “he is Latino“.

UPDATE II: Hotair.com reports that Sotomayer made another similar statement in 1994:

Here’s what she said in the 1994 speech:

Justice O’Connor has often been cited as saying that “a wise old man and a wise old woman reach the same conclusion in dueling cases. I am not so sure Justice O’Connor is the author of that line since Professor Resnik attributes the line to Supreme Court Justice Coyle. I am not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, if Prof. Martha Minnow is correct, there can never be a universal definition of ‘wise.’ Second, I would hope that a wise woman with the richness of her experience would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion.

I have never had a thought of my own that has come anything close to this type of racist and sexist nonsense. What kind of mind can even process a thought like this much less utter it in public?

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Liz Cheney on Obama, Gitmo and National Security.

Posted by iusbvision on May 23, 2009

She gets it.

This was after VP Cheney’s speech.

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Wall Street Journal: Notre Dame Professors Fear Stating Pro-Life Views in Fear of Career Retaliation!

Posted by iusbvision on May 20, 2009

Today’s Wall Street Journal:

These are all well and good, but they also highlight the poverty of Notre Dame’s institutional witness. At Notre Dame today, there is no pro-life organization — in size, in funding, in prestige — that compares with the many centers, institutes and so forth dedicated to other important issues ranging from peace and justice to protecting the environment. Perhaps this explains why a number of pro-life professors tell me they must not be quoted by name, lest they face career retaliation.

The one institute that does put the culture of life at the heart of its work, moreover — the Center for Ethics and Culture — doesn’t even merit a link under the “Faith and Service” section on the university’s Web site.

Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham agree, and they are the two most visible Catholics in the media today.

It’s like we stated HERE  Notre Dame purports itself to be the Catholic University and it is just not. Professors and administrators there very often are those undermining Christian and Catholic teachings while taking 50 grand a year from the parents of students to do so.

Special thanks to Hotair.com for the video link.

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Hannan Gets It.

Posted by iusbvision on May 19, 2009

Its called the democratic process stupid.

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Coulter: Professors and Administrators at Notre Dame should take a lie detector to find out of they really believe in God

Posted by iusbvision on May 19, 2009

While Ann makes her point in the typical edgy way Ann often does she makes a valid point; this is a matter of truth in advertising. ND purports itself to be the Catholic University and it is just not. Professors and administrators there very often are those undermining Christian and Catholic teachings while taking 50 grand a year from the parents of students to do so. For example. do professors at Notre Dame like Teresa Ghilarducci teach real economics or neo-marxist nonsense? Having debated Ghilarducci I watched her abandon precepts that are economic staples in favor of politically motivated, far left political mumbo-jumbo that empowers government and keeps you poorer. ND’s decline started under Father Hesburgh who was very comfortable in the company of radicalized secular leftists. I have worked at the university and have many friends there. I have seen the results of much of this first hand.

My message to the Bishops and the Catholic Church: Notre Dame is a key component of your brand and your identity. The church has already had several scandals that have done great damage to the Catholic brand. Notre Dame is damaging it further still. Either get control of it, shut it down, or have the university officially abandon Catholic teaching as a matter of policy so that students and parents are no longer being misled about the product they are buying.

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Catholic College President Speaks Out Against Freedom of Speech as “Vigilantism”

Posted by iusbvision on May 18, 2009

In the Washington Post Pat McQuire, the head of the Catholic Trinity University in Washington, had this to say:

“The real scandal at Notre Dame today is not that the president of the United States is speaking at commencement,” McGuire said. “The real scandal is the misappropriation of sacred teachings for political ends. The real scandal is the spectacle of ostensibly Catholic mobs camping out at Notre Dame for the specific purpose of disrupting the commencement address of the nation’s first African American president. This ugly spectacle is an embarrassment to all Catholics. The face that Catholicism shows to our new president should be one marked with the sign of peace, not distorted in the snarl of hatred.”

McGuire continued, “The religious vigilantism apparent in the Notre Dame controversy arises from organizations that have no official standing with the church, but who are successful in gaining media coverage as if they were speaking for Catholicism. . . . They have established themselves as uber-guardians of a belief system we can hardly recognize. Theirs is a narrow faith devoted almost exclusively to one issue. They defend the rights of the unborn but have no charity toward the living. They mock social justice as a liberal mythology.”

Allahpundit at Hotair had the best analysis of McGuire’s anti-Catholic and quite frankly anti-American/anti-free speech point of view:

The perfect ironic conclusion to yesterday’s paean to tolerance and dialogue at Notre Dame: The leader of a Catholic school sneering at student protesters for practicing freedom of speech in defense of Church teachings. Rarely have liberal Catholicism and campus Orwellianism meshed more beautifully.

Included among the snarling, hateful vigilantes who dared to speak for Catholicism despite their renegade belief system: At least 55 American bishops. No matter, though. According to McGuire’s spokesman, her remarks drew the same kind of fawning applause The One himself received yesterday at ND. I know I’m known as a big-tent guy when it comes to the GOP, but er, how big is the Church’s tent, exactly, when its intellectual leadership is dumping publicly on kids who stand up for life? And since when does peaceful protest not qualify as a “sign of peace”?

Well said.

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No Mr. President – The Response to Notre Dame

Posted by iusbvision on May 18, 2009

He said that there should be fewer abortions, yet in his first 100 days he authorized the spending of your money to pay for abortions around the world.

Thanks to Hotair.com for the video link.

By the way, Obama spoke of both sides not demonizing each other, while his NUMBER ONE advisor, David Axelrod, took a cheap shot at Miss California.

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Newsweek shows just how warped they are……

Posted by iusbvision on May 9, 2009

When people take ideology to beyond nuttiness to the point of psychosis THIS is the kind of nonsense that you see from them. The “journalists” at Newsweek are so far to the left that they look at a piece like this and think it is right down the center.

This is also more proof that journalists mostly write to amuse each other. They say directly that this is how they see these characters. Tell me this is good for objective reporting.

They have George Bush as Darth Vader. Bush liberated 50 million people and freed women from the lash of the Taliban and lowered taxes giving people more freedom.

They have Barack Obama as Mr. Spock. Obama has signed legislation that undermines internal ethics processes and transparency (1, 2, 3, 4, 5,) and has signed legislation that KILLED a program that saved thousands of dollars in Washington DC schools while at the same time taking 1700 inner city black children out of those failing schools and got them in top performing schools. Obama and the Democrats knowingly and willingly hurt those children in order to secure their happy campaign contributors in the teachers union leadership (1, 2). Obama is using a crisis to expand government power, nationalize banks, hand over car companies to the unions that gave him huge money. The Obama administration has also asked Congress for the power to take over contracts and business that are not affiliated with TARP. Obama is still offering no serious housing and mortgage reform letting the people suffer, all while running a yearly deficit 9 times higher than Bush’s in 2007. Surely all this means less freedom for everyone, so could someone explain why Obama isn’t the emperor? 

Not enough for you??? Michael Barone of US News & World Report has this:

Welcome to the Gangster Presidency

The White House denied that it strong-armed Perella Weinberg. The firm issued a statement saying it decided to accept the settlement, but it pointedly did not deny that it had been threatened by the White House. Which is to say, the threat worked.

The same goes for big banks that have received billions in government TARP money. Many of them want to give back the money, but the government won’t let them. They also voted to accept the Chrysler settlement. Nice little bank ya got there, wouldn’t want anything to happen to it.

Left-wing bloggers have been saying that the White House’s denial of making threats should be taken at face value and that Lauria’s statement is not evidence to the contrary. But that’s ridiculous. Lauria is a reputable lawyer and a contributor to Democratic candidates. He has no motive to lie. The White House does.

Think carefully about what’s happening here. The White House, presumably car czar Steven Rattner and deputy Ron Bloom, is seeking to transfer the property of one group of people to another group that is politically favored.

In the process it is setting aside basic property rights in favor of rewarding the United Auto Workers for the support the union has given the Democratic Party.

Hotair.com has analysis HERE.

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Brother and Sister Lovers File Suit in Germany to Repeal Incest Laws

Posted by iusbvision on May 9, 2009

Nope, no slippery slope here huh marriage revisionists?

BBC News:

“Many people see it as a crime, but we’ve done nothing wrong,” said Patrick, an unemployed locksmith.

 

Ahh yes I can see the arguments now …

“While it is true that the incest law applies only to conduct, the conduct targeted by this law is conduct that is closely correlated with being in love with the person of your choice. Under such circumstances, the incest law is targeted at more than conduct. It is instead directed toward people who love family members persons as a class.”

or

I have news for you. Loving your family is not a mere “behavior”. It is a core component of a person’s identity – something that anyone who loves their family will tell you without hesitation and without equivocation.

or

I have news for you. Being a pedophile is not a mere “behavior”. It is a core component of a person’s identity – something that any pediphile will tell you without hesitation and without equivocation.

or

I have news for you. Being a polygamist is not a mere “behavior”. It is a core component of a person’s identity – something that any polygamist will tell you without hesitation and without equivocation.

or

I have news for you. Being a nudist is not a mere “behavior”. It is a core component of a person’s identity – something that any nudist will tell you without hesitation and without equivocation.

or

I have news for you. Being a Satanist is not a mere “behavior”. The animal sacrifice rituals required to be a functioning Satanist is a core component of a Satanist’s identity – something that any Satanist will tell you without hesitation and without equivocation.

By the way, the top quote is taken directly from the reasoning for Lawrence v. Texas that struck down the Texas anti-sodomy law. Just take out family and incest and throw in sodomy for the quote. The “not a mere behavior” quote is a from a homosexual marriage activist made on this very blog. Those activists will tell you that they have no intention to create a slippery slope while fully intending to create one.

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539,000 Jobs Lost in March, Government Hires 66,000, Unemployment at 25 Year High, Media Spins Positive

Posted by iusbvision on May 9, 2009

Wow the media sure changes its tone when a Democrat is in power. When Busdh enjoyed higher government revenues and lower unemployment than under Clinton, they called it the “jobless recovery” than theys said it was all “burger flipper jobs” than they gave up when the evidence was overwhelming that the economy under Bush from 2003 to 2008 was booming and deficits were dropping. Deficits were dropping for the fourth year in a row before the bailoit fever hit Washington. The FY 2007 budget had a yearly budget deficit of about $200 Billion; Obama’s proposed budget for this year alone adds $1.85 Trillion in new deficits to this years budget (thats nine times higher folks) and adds a trillion dollars a year to it.   

So this is how the AP spun the news of the highest unemployment in 25 years “Evidence piling up that worst of recession is over ” simply amazing. Government hired 66,000 people in March and they are hiring for the Census (LINK).

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French Muslim Immigrants “protest Israel” by mob theft of a grocery store.

Posted by iusbvision on May 7, 2009

Via Hotair.com:

In Western Europe they are facing a complete breakdown in the rule of law, all while the Euro-left defends them.

Ed Morrissey:

Boycotts are perfectly legitimate free-market forms of protest — but this isn’t a boycott at all. A boycott is an organized effort to stop buying products or services from some offending source. This is an organized theft ring and nothing more. Unless they’re paying for those groceries, which would defeat the entire purpose of the protest, the Palestine Vivra group is committing grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft. That’s not a legitimate act of political protest; it’s thuggery. The most ironic part of this video is the frequent references to Israel’s “criminality” while the groups steals everything that they can grab …  and while their fellow countrymen don’t lift a finger to stop them.

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ACORN faces new vote registration fraud charges in two states

Posted by iusbvision on May 7, 2009

Brietbart:

Authorities in western Pennsylvania have accused seven people who worked for the community group ACORN of falsifying voter-registration forms.

The seven have been charged with either forging, illegally soliciting or illegally filling out voter-registration cards in the lead-up to the 2008 election.

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has come under scrutiny for registration irregularities in other states.

Authorities in Nevada filed charges Monday against ACORN and two former employees on charges they illegally paid canvassers to sign up voters.

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College Student Shoots Armed Home Invaders. Saves 10 lives.

Posted by iusbvision on May 6, 2009

WSBTV Georgia.

Two armed criminals broke into a small gathering of 10 at an apartment in College Park. They seperated the men and the women. They made it clear their intent was to rob them, rape the women and murder them all. A college student shot at the first suspect, it is unknown if the suspect was hit because he ran and is still at large. The second suspect decided to shoot it out with the armed college student and was killed.

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More Leftist Assault on Political Speech: Savage Sues British Home Sec. for Defamation

Posted by iusbvision on May 6, 2009

The British Labour Party banned Michael Savage from England so Savage is taking them to court. Savage is not even heard in England and considering the Obama Administration’s attack on talk radio there is little doubt how this was engineered.

Savage is a brilliant guy, when he gets angry he displays his temper for sure, but when he stays cerebral there is no question about his intellect. He starts out angry asking “When has this witch listened to my program” and then gives a solid analysis that people expect from him. If Savage vented a little less anger and stayed just passionately intellectual he would likely be a much larger success. With that said, Savage is solidly correct about standing up for free speech.

Thanks to Andy Brietbart for the video link.

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Jack Kemp Dies

Posted by iusbvision on May 5, 2009

Jack Kemp reached out to people, but he didn’t reach out with leftism. He did not move to the left to try and get votes or make the media like him. Notice how they never ask the left to reach out to us? He showed leadership and showed people the correctness of his point of view. Kemp was the architect of the economic policy that resulted in almost 25 years of economic growth. Kemp passed away at age 73.kemp

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Racist Democrats Harm Inner City Black Kids for a Campaign Contribution

Posted by iusbvision on May 5, 2009

The teachers union does not like the example of these kids success so they wanted their success sabotaged; Democrats gleefully obliged.

If Bush had done this these kids would be on the evening news every night.

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Meet the Tea Party People: These are the People the Elite Media Hates; Real People

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2009

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McCarthy to Attorney General: I will not be your pawn in breaking the law

Posted by iusbvision on May 3, 2009

A must read folks

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Attorney General of the United States
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

This letter is respectfully submitted to inform you that I must decline the invitation to participate in the May 4 roundtable meeting the President’s Task Force on Detention Policy is convening with current and former prosecutors involved in international terrorism cases. An invitation was extended to me by trial lawyers from the Counterterrorism Section, who are members of the Task Force, which you are leading.

The invitation email (of April 14) indicates that the meeting is part of an ongoing effort to identify lawful policies on the detention and disposition of alien enemy combatants — or what the Department now calls “individuals captured or apprehended in connection with armed conflicts and counterterrorism operations.” I admire the lawyers of the Counterterrorism Division, and I do not question their good faith. Nevertheless, it is quite clear — most recently, from your provocative remarks on Wednesday in Germany — that the Obama administration has already settled on a policy of releasing trained jihadists (including releasing some of them into the United States). Whatever the good intentions of the organizers, the meeting will obviously be used by the administration to claim that its policy was arrived at in consultation with current and former government officials experienced in terrorism cases and national security issues. I deeply disagree with this policy, which I believe is a violation of federal law and a betrayal of the president’s first obligation to protect the American people. Under the circumstances, I think the better course is to register my dissent, rather than be used as a prop.

Moreover, in light of public statements by both you and the President, it is dismayingly clear that, under your leadership, the Justice Department takes the position that a lawyer who in good faith offers legal advice to government policy makers—like the government lawyers who offered good faith advice on interrogation policy—may be subject to investigation and prosecution for the content of that advice, in addition to empty but professionally damaging accusations of ethical misconduct. Given that stance, any prudent lawyer would have to hesitate before offering advice to the government.

Beyond that, as elucidated in my writing (including my proposal for a new national security court, which I understand the Task Force has perused), I believe alien enemy combatants should be detained at Guantanamo Bay (or a facility like it) until the conclusion of hostilities. This national defense measure is deeply rooted in the venerable laws of war and was reaffirmed by the Supreme Court in the 2004 Hamdi case. Yet, as recently as Wednesday, you asserted that, in your considered judgment, such notions violate America’s “commitment to the rule of law.” Indeed, you elaborated, “Nothing symbolizes our [administration’s] new course more than our decision to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay…. President Obama believes, and I strongly agree, that Guantanamo has come to represent a time and an approach that we want to put behind us: a disregard for our centuries-long respect for the rule of law[.]” (Emphasis added.)

Given your policy of conducting ruinous criminal and ethics investigations of lawyers over the advice they offer the government, and your specific position that the wartime detention I would endorse is tantamount to a violation of law, it makes little sense for me to attend the Task Force meeting. After all, my choice would be to remain silent or risk jeopardizing myself.

For what it may be worth, I will say this much. For eight years, we have had a robust debate in the United States about how to handle alien terrorists captured during a defensive war authorized by Congress after nearly 3000 of our fellow Americans were annihilated. Essentially, there have been two camps. One calls for prosecution in the civilian criminal justice system, the strategy used throughout the 1990s. The other calls for a military justice approach of combatant detention and war-crimes prosecutions by military commission. Because each theory has its downsides, many commentators, myself included, have proposed a third way: a hybrid system, designed for the realities of modern international terrorism—a new system that would address the needs to protect our classified defense secrets and to assure Americans, as well as our allies, that we are detaining the right people.

There are differences in these various proposals. But their proponents, and adherents to both the military and civilian justice approaches, have all agreed on at least one thing: Foreign terrorists trained to execute mass-murder attacks cannot simply be released while the war ensues and Americans are still being targeted. We have already released too many jihadists who, as night follows day, have resumed plotting to kill Americans. Indeed, according to recent reports, a released Guantanamo detainee is now leading Taliban combat operations in Afghanistan, where President Obama has just sent additional American forces.

The Obama campaign smeared Guantanamo Bay as a human rights blight. Consistent with that hyperbolic rhetoric, the President began his administration by promising to close the detention camp within a year. The President did this even though he and you (a) agree Gitmo is a top-flight prison facility, (b) acknowledge that our nation is still at war, and (c) concede that many Gitmo detainees are extremely dangerous terrorists who cannot be tried under civilian court rules. Patently, the commitment to close Guantanamo Bay within a year was made without a plan for what to do with these detainees who cannot be tried. Consequently, the Detention Policy Task Force is not an effort to arrive at the best policy. It is an effort to justify a bad policy that has already been adopted: to wit, the Obama administration policy to release trained terrorists outright if that’s what it takes to close Gitmo by January.

Obviously, I am powerless to stop the administration from releasing top al Qaeda operatives who planned mass-murder attacks against American cities—like Binyam Mohammed (the accomplice of “Dirty Bomber” Jose Padilla) whom the administration recently transferred to Britain, where he is now at liberty and living on public assistance. I am similarly powerless to stop the administration from admitting into the United States such alien jihadists as the 17 remaining Uighur detainees. According to National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, the Uighurs will apparently live freely, on American taxpayer assistance, despite the facts that they are affiliated with a terrorist organization and have received terrorist paramilitary training. Under federal immigration law (the 2005 REAL ID Act), those facts render them excludable from theUnited States. The Uighurs’ impending release is thus a remarkable development given the Obama administration’s propensity to deride its predecessor’s purported insensitivity to the rule of law.

I am, in addition, powerless to stop the President, as he takes these reckless steps, from touting his Detention Policy Task Force as a demonstration of his national security seriousness. But I can decline to participate in the charade.

Finally, let me repeat that I respect and admire the dedication of Justice Department lawyers, whom I have tirelessly defended since I retired in 2003 as a chief assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York. It was a unique honor to serve for nearly twenty years as a federal prosecutor, under administrations of both parties. It was as proud a day as I have ever had when the trial team I led was awarded the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award in 1996, after we secured the convictions of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman and his underlings for waging a terrorist war against the United States. I particularly appreciated receiving the award from Attorney General Reno—as I recounted in Willful Blindness, my book about the case, without her steadfastness against opposition from short-sighted government officials who wanted to release him, the “blind sheikh” would never have been indicted, much less convicted and so deservedly sentenced to life-imprisonment. In any event, I’ve always believed defending our nation is a duty of citizenship, not ideology. Thus, my conservative political views aside, I’ve made myself available to liberal and conservative groups, to Democrats and Republicans, who’ve thought tapping my experience would be beneficial. It pains me to decline your invitation, but the attendant circumstances leave no other option.

Very truly yours,

/S/

Andrew C. McCarthy

cc: Sylvia T. Kaser and John DePue
National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section

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