Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday September 3 -- Got news or an update?

If you have news or an update, leave it in comments.


Anonymous said...

Drudge Report Lede

Anonymous said...

WH withdraws call for students to 'help' Obama
Next: Lowering the voting age to 10
Obama is quickly becoming a joke.
How much can the WH withdraw in one week?

Anonymous said...

Languishing in liberal land
Washinton Times, by Cal Thomas

Despite their control of all three branches of government, this has not been a good summer for liberal Democrats. Their health care "reform" bill, which has yet to be fully written, much less fully funded, has been exposed at town-hall meetings as a power grab over life and death with the strong possibility that "do no harm" will be replaced by a utilitarian approach to treatment.

Anonymous said...

White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes' [Van Jones]

"I apologize for the offensive words I chose to use during that speech," Jones said in a written statement to Politico. "They do not reflect the views of this administration, which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion, and they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the administration."
It would be better if Obama didn't use our taxpayer's money for advice from a lowlife like Van Jones in the first place, IMO.

Anonymous said...


Charlie Rangel's "forgetfulness" is apparently contagious.

Two of his top aides are among about a dozen highly paid staffers on the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee who have filed a flurry of amendments correcting their financial-disclosure statements since 2002.

Jim Capel, chief of staff for Rangel's personal office, failed to file any such statements for six years.

On the afternoon of July 14, Capel filed five years' worth of delinquent reports.

(Now imagine if we tried to use the the Bernake/Rangel/Reid defense?

We'd end up serving five to ten. Further, Imagine if a Republican observed tax laws like a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Obama Warned That GOP's 'Government Takeover' Attack Won't End If Public Option is Dropped (abc)

As President Obama prepares to talk health care reform on Sept. 9 at a joint session of Congress, he is being warned by several of his own allies not to walk away from a government insurance option.

"Why would the White House step away from something that is going to weaken their side and that isn't going to pick up a single vote on the other side?" asked Richard Kirsch, the national campaign manager of Health Care for America Now, in an interview with ABC News.

Some of Obama's progressive allies are questioning whether the president is preparing to back down from a fight over a public option in the wake of White House adviser David Axelrod suggesting in an interview with ABC News' Ann Compton that "the spirit," but perhaps not the substance, of a public option would survive in the Senate, where a handful of moderate Democrats have refrained from stating their support for the concept.

Anonymous said...

NHS may need to lose 137,000 staff to meet £20 billion savings target
(Times on line)

The NHS may need to cut its workforce by about 10 per cent — the equivalent of 137,000 staff — to help to meet planned savings of £20 billion, according to a leaked Department of Health report.

A study commissioned from the consultancy firm McKinsey and Company recommends cutting clinical staff posts as well as administrators to meet efficiency savings by 2014, suggesting a knock-on effect to patient care.

Anonymous said...

Sentenced to death on the NHS
(The Telegraph)

NHS Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors warn today.

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.

Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.

But this approach can also mask the signs that their condition is improving, the experts warn.
As a result the scheme is causing a “national crisis” in patient care, the letter states.

It has been signed palliative care experts including Professor Peter Millard, Emeritus Professor of Geriatrics, University of London, Dr Peter Hargreaves, a consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Luke’s cancer centre in Guildford, and four others.

“Forecasting death is an inexact science,”they say. Patients are being diagnosed as being close to death “without regard to the fact that the diagnosis could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

Pelosi: Bill That Will Pass House "Will Have A Public Option"
(Real Clear Politics)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I have said over and over again and I commit to this that the bill that will pass the House of Representatives will have a public option in it."

Anonymous said...

Rasmussen: Americans despise Democrat Congress (Examiner)

Rasmussen continues to release some of the most jaw-dropping numbers ever on this utterly hated Democrat Congress.

America is a right-of-center country. You can see this in polling results such as that 70% of Americans want lower taxes and less government. You can also see it with even states like California rejecting Democrat ideas on everything from handouts for for illegal immigrants, to gay marriage, to tax hikes and big government.

As such, this disturbingly un-American, Constitution-trampling leftist agenda being forced down the country's throat is provoking an incensed backlash from Mainstream America...

Most Americans openly reject what Congress is trying to do to health care. 57% would like to see the entire Congress immediately replaced.

Only the Democrat base thinks this country is headed in the right direction. Only 29% (less than the Democrat base) think Congress has a clue on the economy.

68% think Democrats are lying through their teeth about ObamaCare being deficit neutral.

And my personal favorite... 42% say people randomly selected from the phone book would still be better than this Congress.

These are shockingly extreme numbers. This Democrat Congress is absolutely despised by regular Americans.

Anonymous said...

Without Public Option, Enthusiasm for Health Care Reform, Especially Among Democrats, Collapses
(Rasmussen Reports)

Just 34% of voters nationwide support the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats if the so-called “public option” is removed.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% oppose the plan if it doesn't include a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private insurers.

Last week, Rasmussen Reports tracking found that support for the Congressional plan was at 42%.

While the tracking question did not specifically mention the public option, it referred to the bill proposed by the president and congressional Democrats now working its way through Congress.

All of the congressional committees that had passed reform legislation included a government health insurance plan. Therefore, it is reasonable to compare those results with the current polling to measure the potential impact of dropping the public option.

The most dramatic impact is a sharp decline in enthusiastic support. Without the public option, only nine percent (9%) Strongly support the legislation. The earlier poll found 26% Strongly in favor of it.

Anonymous said...

Black professors urge race-based election results in Atlanta
By Michelle Malkin

So much for the Era of Post-Racialism.
A pair of black professors has admitted authoring a memo outlining how and why black voters should make their mayoral candidate choice based on skin color.

Where is Jesse Jackson? He should be all over a racist comment like this. Can't we just get along?

Anonymous said...

"Green Jobs" Goal Is "Complete Revolution" Away From "Gray Capitalism" and Naked Emperor News

Anonymous said...

White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes' [Van Jones]
(Fox News)

"I apologize for the offensive words I chose to use during that speech," Jones said in a written statement to Politico.

"They do not reflect the views of this administration, which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion, and they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the administration."

Anonymous said...

(Report: AFL-CIO Pushes Tax on All Stock Transactions (Union Thugs at it again) FOX News

After the federal government put up hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out Wall Street, the largest labor union in America wants those firms to return the favor.

The AFL-CIO reportedly is promoting a proposal to tax every single stock transaction, and it's gained some support among Democrats.

According to The Hill, the tiny tax would be about a tenth of a percent -- but it could mean a lot of money for companies, like Goldman Sachs, that are making billions and conducting a high volume of trades.

Anonymous said...


'ABC" stands for All Barack's Children. On Sept. 8, young students across the country will be watch ing TV. Yes, they'll be parked in front of boob tubes and computer screens watching President Obama's address on education.

Instead of reviewing multiplication tables or diagramming sentences, America's kids will be lectured about the importance of learning.

Then the schoolchildren, from pre-K through 12th grade, will be exhorted to Do Something -- other than sit in their seats and receive academic instruction, that is.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan dispatched letters to principals nationwide, boasting, "This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's schoolchildren about persisting and succeeding in school."

Anonymous said...

Obama's plan to speak to schoolchildren ignites furor in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News)

A groundswell of parent opposition to President Barack Obama's speech next week to students on the importance of education has forced many North Texas school districts to question whether to air it live in classrooms.

Obama announced the speech weeks ago, but opposition and concerns spread rapidly Wednesday morning through conservative social networking Web sites and radio talk shows.

By midday, local school districts say, they were inundated with hundreds of phone calls from parents urging them to not show Obama's speech at school.
Some parents threatened to keep their children home from school if the video was aired.

Anonymous said...

White House Withdraws Call for Students to 'Help' Obama (FoxNews)

President Obama's plan to inspire the nation's schoolchildren with a video address next week erupted into controversy Wednesday, forcing the White House to pull out its eraser and rewrite a government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president," the Washington Times reported.

Presidential aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft the proposal, which immediately was met by fierce criticism from Republicans and conservative organizations who accused Obama of trying to politicize the education system.

White House aides said the language was an honest misunderstanding in what was supposed to be a inspirational, pro-education message to America's youths.

Anonymous said...


Beck is playing with fire (MIAMI HERALD)

Does Glenn Beck really mean to incite the assassination of the president of the United States or is it that he just doesn't care much one way or another?

Hey, it's TV, and ratings matter, you know.

In case you've been lucky enough lately to be passing time in one of our meager groves of sanity, know that Beck is the latest Fox News cable sensation, a right-wing near lunatic of such inspired loopiness that his ratings are challenging even the network's reigning act, Bill O'Reilly.

Could it be that O'Reilly, with his hoary shtick of bullying arrogance and mewling pettiness, is beginning to come across as a bit of an old fogy?

If so, the network has a comer in Beck.

Beck recently endeared himself to the nation's new secessionists by declaring that President Obama is ``a racist'' with a ``deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.''

And while the 1933 Reichstag fire in Berlin may not be haunting you personally, Beck has been fretting about it -- loudly -- on your behalf.

The Reichstag was Germany's parliament and its building was torched maybe by communists, maybe by Nazis -- or maybe by fireflies, for all anyone really knows.

Anonymous said...

He's Not Jimmy Carter (The American Spectator)

Conservatives are taking too much solace in the precipitous drop in Barack Obama's approval ratings, and too many of us are overconfident that his administration is merely a replay of the hapless presidency of Jimmy Carter that was easily swept out in a landslide election.

Today's situation is far different, far more conducive to our political adversary's political power, than that which faced Carter.

And Obama is an entirely different breed of cat. He's more ruthless, more tactically savvy, and has far more dangerous objectives...

In short, the wonderful conservative success in August should not hide the reality that our backs are still against the wall.

Obama still owns the upper hand. If we make any major mistake, he will use that hand as a fist to smash the conservative movement to bits.

Clear-eyed about this possibility, conservatives must keep fighting. Uphill. Against the wind. And without a Reagan to lead us.

Anonymous said...

Public approval of Obama's foreign policy plummets (Washington Examiner)

For much of the summer, as approval ratings for President Obama's handling of the economy, health care, the deficit, and other domestic issues declined, the one bright spot in the president's polling was his handling of foreign affairs.

No longer. The new CNN/Opinion Research poll, released Tuesday afternoon, shows a sharp decline in the public's approval of Obama's handling of a number of international issues.

In March, according to CNN, 67 percent of those surveyed approved of Obama's handling of the situation in Afghanistan. Now, that number is 49 percent -- an 18 percentage-point drop.

The number of those who disapprove of Obama's Afghanistan policy has grown from 29 percent to 46 percent.

In March, 61 percent approved of Obama's handling of terrorism. Now, it's 52 percent -- a nine point drop. The number of people who disapprove has gone from 35 percent to 45 percent.

In March, 66 percent approved of Obama's handling of foreign affairs in general. Now, it's 54 percent -- a 12 point drop. The number of people who disapprove has gone from 28 percent to 42 percent.

Anonymous said...

Karl Rove: Obama and the Perfect Political Storm-Hard to sell change voters don't think they need

August was the worst month of Barack Obama's presidency. And he seems to know it—he is now planning to deliver a speech to a joint session of Congress 232 days into his administration in a desperate attempt to save his biggest domestic priority, overhauling health care.

He has already had the budget-busting $787 billion stimulus package, a budget that doubles the national debt in five years, an earmark-laden appropriations bill that boosted domestic spending nearly 8%, and a cap-and-trade energy tax that limped through the House with dozens of Democratic defections (and which has stalled in the Senate).

These achievements are unpopular, so they are boomeranging on him.
Mr. Obama's problems are legion. To start with, the president is focusing on health care when the economy and jobs are nearly everyone's top issue.

Voters increasingly believe Mr. Obama took his eye off the ball.
In addition, Mr. Obama is trying to overhaul health care without being able to tap into widespread public unhappiness.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans say they have coverage—and large majorities of them are happy with it. Of the 46 million uninsured, 9.7 million are not U.S. citizens; 17.6 million have annual incomes of more than $50,000; and 14 million already qualify for Medicaid or other programs.

That leaves less than five million people truly uncovered out of a population of 307 million.

Americans don't believe this problem—serious but correctable—justifies the radical shift Mr. Obama offers.

Anonymous said...

Trading Jobs For Bugs In Coal Country (IBD)

Mayflies are, by scientific classification, not long for this world. They belong to the order Ephemeroptera which means, roughly, "short lived, winged creatures." In their adult form they live for a day. During that day, the Appalachian mayfly's primary function seems to be: Annoy hikers.

They may soon serve a second, far more annoying function if President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has its way.

Emboldened by Obama's campaign pledge to "bankrupt" coal, EPA regulators have been aggressive of late. Bug protection may well give them an excuse to wreck coal mining in Appalachia.

Why? Because recent research suggests that discharge into streams of dissolved solids from surface coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains diminishes mayfly populations. That doesn't necessarily mean fewer bugs overall. Interestingly, other research suggests that the total

Anonymous said...

Man's Finger Bitten Off in Scuffle at Health Care Rally (moveon shows its teeth)

THOUSAND OAKS -- A 65 year old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.

About 100 protesters sponsored by were having a rally supporting health care reform. A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.

When someone from the pro-reform side crossed over to the anti-reform side, a fist fight ensued, which resulted in the man's pinky finger getting bitten off.

It's believed the man was on the anti-health care reform side.

Anonymous said...

Obama's Death Panels to Unravel Lightbulb Savings

All of our 75 million senior citizens tossed under the ObamaCare bus have one more reason to storm the town hall meetings.

Once Obama's death panels get to work seniors won't live long enough to enjoyof the energy savings they have been promised to break even from buying higher priced CFLs instead of using energy hog incandescent lightbulbs.

Retailers like Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart will soon have Health and Human Services government mortality tables displayed in their lightbub aisles alongside info on lumens and lightbulb life.

Typically CFLs cost four to six times as much as incandescents but last longer and save enough energy to repay the up front higher price within a couple of years.

Yet for 20 million American military veterans who follow the grim advice found in the Veterans Administration pamphlet, "Your Life, Your Choices", inspired by the Hemlock Society, there's not much point in buying light bulbs at all.

Anonymous said...


Japan's new First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama: 'I went to Venus in a UFO' (The Times UK)

Japan's new First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama: 'I went to Venus in a UFO'

Richard Lloyd Parry in Tokyo
Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, faces formidable foreign policy challenges in dealing with an expansionist China, a nuclear armed North Korea and a sinister Russia.

But he need have no concerns about establishing friendly relations with the planet Venus — his own wife is a friend of the Venusians, having travelled there in a

Anonymous said...

Why won’t Obama discuss tort reform? Because he is a spineless wimp. He lied about everything he said before the election.
Liar-in-chief, is just about as far as you can get from the messiah image the media forced down our throats.

Anonymous said...

Rangel: 'Prejudice' Toward Obama Halting Health Care Reform (

First it was Gov. Paterson. Now the dean of New York's congressional delegation has played the race card -- and just as the governor did, he's using President Obama to do it, the New York Post reported.

Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday that "bias" and "prejudice" toward Obama are fueling opposition to health-care reform.

Those incendiary comments came on the heels of Paterson's controversial comments about race that also mentioned the nation's first black president.

"Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'How did this happen?' " Rangel (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday.

Speaking at a health-care forum in Washington Heights, Rangel said that when critics complain that Obama is "trying to interfere" with their lives by pushing for health-care reform, "then you know there's just a misunderstanding, a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling."

Anonymous said...

Re: “utterly hated Democrat Congress.”
B Hussein O will soon be on that hated list. The email ‘fishy’ caper, and now greasing young school children, has exposed him as am egomaniac that is not to be trusted. That will only increase, no second chances at honesty and integrity. No matter what he does, it will be nitpicked, and over discussed. That sounds like how the media treated President Bush for eight years, doesn’t it?

Anonymous said...

Schools stand to lose millions in state funds if children 'skip' Obama's day of indoctrination. Maybe a few union/socialist school teachers will get the hint.

Anonymous said...

Roxanne's Nonexistent Revenge
Heard about the rapper who forced her label to pay for her Cornell Ph.D.? It never happened. SLATE.COM

It was the feel-good story of the summer. According to the New York Daily News, Roxanne Shanté, a 1980s female hip-hop pioneer famous for the 1984 underground hit "Roxanne's Revenge," had finally gotten her own revenge on Warner Music, the record label she accused of "cheating with the contracts, stealing and telling lies," to avoid paying her what she was owed.

How? After valiantly fighting, reported Daily News freelancer Walter Dawkins, Shanté had convinced Warner to honor a contractual agreement to "fund her education for life." Warner ended up paying more than $200,000, Dawkins reported, to finance Shanté's education, which Shanté said included an undergraduate degree from Marymount Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell.

And now, said the Daily News, "Dr. Roxanne Shanté" has "launched an unconventional therapy practice focusing on urban African-Americans," in which she "incorporates hip-hop music into her sessions, encouraging her clients to unleash their inner MC and shout out exactly what's on their mind."

The story was endlessly blogged and tweeted, heralded as an example of a heroic triumph by a girl from the projects over her evil record label.

Credulous music-industry critics lapped it up; Techdirt, after stating flatly that Warner had "tr[ied] to cheat [Shanté] out of her contract," reflected the online sentiment: "It's nice to see how Warner Music actually did some good in the world, even if it had to be dragged there kicking and screaming."

One problem: Virtually everything about the Daily News' heartwarming "projects-to-Ph.D." story appears to be false.

Anonymous said...


A gathering of around two dozen other Shoals residents stood with Junkin in Wilson Park in downtown Florence on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in support of health care reform and a public option for medical insurance.

As it turns out, they were freeloaders wanting us working class to pay their bills.

Anonymous said...

Rangel-ing: Charlie Pays 'Angels' In Ethics Probe (New York City Channel 2 CBS)...

CBS 2 HD has discovered that since ethics probes began last year the 79-year-old congressman has given campaign donations to 119 members of Congress, including three of the five Democrats on the House Ethics Committee who are charged with investigating him.

But the ethics investigation was supposed to be completed back in January 2009, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi - Honest Government

Anonymous said...

“I recognize that all of you have an obligation to ask questions knowing that there’s none of you smart enough to frame it in such a way that I’m going to respond,” Rangel said.

Anonymous said...

With all the right-wing paranoid hysteria over President Obama's coming address to the nation's children on TV, to insprire them to work hard in school and strive for excellence, note that President George Bush (the first) did exactly the same thing.

Page B1, The Washington Post,
Oct. 1, 1991.
By Lynda Richardson
President Bush is scheduled to address the nation's students on live television from an American history classroom at Deal Junior High in Washington DC. Bush chose the school because it embodies many of the high standards he wants the nation's schools to achieve.

Anonymous said...

NPR Ombudsman: NPR Was Big on Ted Kennedy Stories, But Not on Chappaquiddick

National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia Shepard isn’t afraid to raise questions of liberal bias occasionally. Her latest column is titled "Too Much Kennedy."

She reports NPR offered 53 stories on Ted Kennedy’s death in the first five days (August 26-30), "But on that first day, in the 23 on-air stories, only one mentioned the name Mary Jo Kopechne and 5 mentioned Chappaquiddick."

When they did, it was passed over gently as an obstacle to the White House:

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:01 And I'm sure in 1991 President Bush's purpose was to indoctrinate the students into Marxism, and fascism like 0dumbo?

Anonymous said...

Video: DENOCRAT Rep. Pete Stark tells interviewer, “Get the f**k out of here or I’ll throw you out the window” By Michelle Malkin

“A line that will now live forever, thanks to Congressman Stark: “The more debt we owe, the wealthier we are”.

Sounds like Joe Biden huh?

Anonymous said...

Health Care That Works

Health care reform may be defeated this year in part because so many Americans believe the government can’t do anything right and fear that a doctor will come to resemble an I.R.S. agent with a scalpel. Yet the part of America’s health care system that consumers like best is the government-run part.

Fifty-six to 60 percent of people in government-run Medicare rate it a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale. In contrast, only 40 percent of those enrolled in private insurance rank their plans that high.

Multiple surveys back that up. For example, 68 percent of those in Medicare feel that their own interests are the priority, compared with only 48 percent of those enrolled in private insurance.

In truth, despite the deeply ingrained American conviction that government is bumbling when it is not evil, government intervention has been a step up in some areas from the private sector.

Until the mid-19th century, firefighting was left mostly to a mishmash of volunteer crews and private fire insurance companies. In New York City, according to accounts in The New York Times in the 1850s and 1860s, firefighting often descended into chaos, with drunkenness and looting.

So almost every country moved to what today’s health insurance lobbyists might label “socialized firefighting.” In effect, we have a single-payer system of public fire departments.

We have the same for policing. If the security guard business were as powerful as the health insurance industry, then it would be denouncing “government takeovers” and “socialized police work.”

Throughout the industrialized world, there are a handful of these areas where governments fill needs better than free markets: fire protection, police work, education, postal service, libraries, health care. The United States goes along with this international trend in every area but one: health care.

The truth is that government, for all its flaws, manages to do some things right, so that today few people doubt the wisdom of public police or firefighters. And the government has a particularly good record in medical care.

Anonymous said...

...And I'm sure in 1991 President Bush's purpose was to indoctrinate the students into Marxism, and fascism...

Marxism and fascism are on completely opposite ends of the political spectrum, you idiot. Which one is it? It can't be both. And Obama isn't trying to "indoctrinate" anyone, you paranoid nutjob. Just like Bush, he's going to urge the kids to work hard in school and strive for excellence in their lives.

Anonymous said...

Department of Education Deletes Line About How Schoolkids Can Help Obama NRO

It appears there are two versions of the preparatory materials for the president's address to schoolchildren floating around, one with language urging teachers to have students write letters to themselves about how they can help the president, and a second changing that to letters to themselves about achieving their short- and long-term education goals.

It looks like somebody at the Department of Education woke up, smelled the coffee, and realized they would have a lot of angry parents on their hands if homework assignments included requirements to pledge to help the Obama administration.

In light of this, I expect the president's remarks will be pretty uncontroversial.

But this legitimizes quite a bit of conservatives' skepticism and wariness, because it means some folks in the Department of Education didn't realize what an atrocious and inappropriate idea it was.

Anonymous said...

Conservative media take a strong stand against ... learning?!?

If there is anybody out there who still doesn't believe that the conservative media will attack President Obama no matter what he does, consider this: Right-wingers are telling children to skip school as a protest against Obama's encouragement of students to stay in school.

I know, I know. You think I'm kidding. Or exaggerating. That I'm caricaturing the conservatives' position in order to make them look ridiculous.

Wrong. They defy caricature. There's nothing you can imagine that is too crazy for these people to say. They'll claim Barack Obama was secretly born in Kenya (his birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers were just one part of an elaborate, decades-long conspiracy involving Kenyans, the media, Hawaii's Republican governor, and the Stonecutters). They'll say he has a diabolical plan to create government "death panels" to kill off the old and the young. They'll claim he is building a secret private army (consisting of -- I swear I am not making this up -- AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers) that is "just as strong" as the U.S. military so that he can "seize power" and create a "thugocracy."

And when President Obama delivers the least-controversial message you could possibly imagine -- "Stay in school" -- they call it "indoctrination" and an attempt to "get 'em while they're young," warning, "They are capturing your kids" and "your republic is under attack."

That's right: "Your republic is under attack," and Barack Obama is "capturing your kids." By urging them to stay in school and ... learn.

Jamison Foser

Anonymous said...

Class 101: Hiding Your School Records For Political Success

Class 102: Refusing to Produce Your Long Form Birth Certificate

Class 103: Hating America - Celebration of 9/11 For Allah

Class 201: Technology: The Teleprompter in Public Speaking

Class 202: U.S. Geography: Wee-wee’d Up in 57 States

Class 203: Advanced Saul Alinksy: Rules For Radicals

Anonymous said...

Re: President George Bush (the first) did exactly the same thing.

There a big difference in a conversation with one classroom, and a National message to all schools, complete with worksheets. Also, those books to read about Obama, advised by union teachers, how balanced do you think that reading list will be? Of course, if you only read the liberal MSM news, you won’t know the truth about the WH involvement. They have already admitted they tampered with the plan. Sounds ‘fishy’ to me.

Anonymous said...

Quoting Media Matters is like believing anything Obama says, nuts.

Anonymous said...

NPR is the left hand of the liberal media. Don't expect any objective reporting from that lefty group.

PS - MSNBC/NBC is the right arm.

Anonymous said...

And Obama isn't trying to "indoctrinate" anyone, you paranoid nutjob.

If he is a parinoid nutjob, then why did your fearless leader scramble so fast to alter the wording of the prescribed worksheets that teachers were to implement? Trying to force children to "help" the president and make them declare in writing just how he has "inspired you."

Did you really think that you all could pull this off without redress?

I see you're very frustrated as evidenced in your childish rant however, I understand. It cannot be fun watching your messiah crumble before your very eyes.

Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

7:37 AM You must be a complete F(*King idiot to try and post something by media matters and think anyone is going to read it.

Anonymous said...

The major objection to this latest school children WH overreach is the follow-up by liberal school teachers. They are the ones to watch like a hawk. The best result of this Obama school speech fiasco is that the liberals are on notice that their underhanded tactics will not be tolerated. Parents simply need to tell their children that their teacher may be a union pawn, not a real educator. Once even small children question the ethics of their teachers, their indoctrination cannot succeed. Once teachers joined the thuggish unions, their professionalism came into question. Just like journalists, they sold their souls to liberalism, and they are now ever diminished in stature.

Anonymous said...

The White House admits they advised the follow up on the lovin’ the prez worksheets. Obama’s lies are only surpassed by his ego.

Anonymous said...

I suggest the books school children read about Obozo be any of the current best sellers by conservative writers. Michelle Malkin’s ‘Culture of Corruption’ would be a good start. Anyone betting it is on the list sent out by the White House thugs?

John Altevogt said...

Osama bin Obama is America's Hugo Chavez. Liberalism has become totalitarianism and his administration must be shut down by any means necessary.

Anonymous said...

re: 7:37 AM You must be a complete F(*King idiot to try and post something by media matters and think anyone is going to read it.

Ha! Libs don't read - unless it's the numerical totals on their welfare, disability or food stamps stubs.

Anonymous said...

Fox News is advertising a documentary about the ideology being written into our children’s textbooks. They even call some of it anti-American. It fits right in with the timing of this speech by Obozo. What is being written into school textbooks doesn’t sound good, unless you are a socialist, of course. I think another wakeup call is being delivered.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING: “Um, we really aren’t Marxist, but we know you think so, so you are all idiots.

And although I am paid $7/hour with no benefits, we are great, and you should all read our articles and come over to our way of thinking that isn’t Marxism.

PS We will give you free KoolAid too

Thank you


Anonymous said...

Obama administration backs off call for students to 'help' Obama

After a fierce controversy over what many perceived as an effort to indoctrinate students, the White House says it will rewrite the government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president."

According to the Washington Times, Obama aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft recommended activities to be assigned to students after they watched Obama's address:

Among the activities the government initially suggested for prekindergarten to sixth-grade students:

that they "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."

Another task recommended for students immediately after listening to the speech:

to engage in a discussion about what "the president wants us to do."...

President Obama still plans to "inspire" the nation's schoolchildren with his video address next week.

The Obama White House continues to display its amateurism.

Presidential aides should have seen that the recommended activities would be perceived as unwarranted politicization of Obama's video address to the nation's schoolchildren.

Anonymous said...

Re: Stealth Indoctrination. It’s not what Obama will say, it’s what the liberal school teachers would do with the follow-up lessons. Union teachers were out in full force before the election. Who would want these teachers who don’t know the meaning of integrity, teaching children? School vouchers is the only thing that will make our education of any worth. Paying public school teachers more, surely did not work,

Anonymous said...

Obamacare: PBS's Jim Lehrer suggests to Obama: "start cracking heads", CNN trots out communist

From, July 20, 2009..."Communicating health reform goals"

JIM LEHRER: As you know a lot of the commentary over the weekend was that nothing’s going to happen getting from here to the final hurdle here unless you really start cracking some heads, and really say, “Hey, this is the Obama plan, this is what I want.

So much for what this committee wants and what that committee wants.

Here’s what I want. I’m going to push and go.” Are you ready to do that?

Anonymous said...

A Truther Czar?... Obama's Green Czar Van Jones Believes Bush Government was Behind 9-11
It figures. (GatewayPundit)

Barack Obama's communist Green Czar Van Jones is a Truther.
He believes the Bush Administration was behind 9-11 and signed the official 9-11 Truth Document demanding a further investigation.

Anonymous said...

“Obama aides acknowledged the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft recommended activities to be assigned to students after they watched Obama's address.”
You bet your sweet bippy they ‘helped’ write the ‘Love Obama’ crap. The libs just don’t get it; they are not going to go unchallenged. How many lumps on Obozo’s head do they want us to see? It gives real meaning to ‘sappy headed faux’ or something like that, ask Imus.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Barack... Unemployment Rate Expected to Rise Until Next Summer
Economists are predicting the jobless rate will continue to rise until at least next summer. (AP)

While most economists believe the recession has ended, they predict the jobless rate will keep rising until at least next summer as the country struggles to mount a sustained recovery.

The worry is that household incomes will remain depressed and consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of the total economy, will continue to lag.

"The lack of job creation remains a big headwind for cash-starved and credit-constrained consumers and thus a major impediment for the fledging recovery," Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in research note.

The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of laid-off workers applying for benefits dipped to 570,000 last week from an upwardly revised 574,000.

But yesterday Joe Biden announced that the Stimulus was doing more than they had hoped.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck: Will Progressive Pigs Fly Out of Van Jones' Butt to Power America?

Glenn Beck wants to know what democrats will do once they bankrupt the coal industry?

What will the progressives do once they ban the source that provides over 40% of America's energy?

Glenn Beck: "Will progressive pigs fly out of Van Jones' butt and pedal bicycles to power America?"

Currently wind and solar provide arund 1-2% of America's energy.

Somehow democrats and the state run media have convinced America that these two expensive sources of energy are going to replace coal and oil. Not likely.

Anonymous said...

Green jobs 'czar' signed 'Truther' statement in 2004 (

President Obama’s “green jobs czar” Van Jones has been targeted again and again by conservatives for his controversial views and now they’ll have another item to use as fodder.

Mr. Jones signed a statement for in 2004 demanding an investigation to what the Bush Administration may have done that “deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen perhaps as a pretext for war.”

His name is listed with 99 other prominent signatories (Jones in number 46) supporting such an investigation on the website, including Code Pink co-founders Medea Benjamin and Jodi Evans, comedienne Janeane Garofalo, Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia and others.

He's identified as the executive director for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights on the statement, which he founded before going to the White House

Anonymous said...

My God! Isn’t there some Obama quote something like “Look at the people I surround myself with.”

One evidently has to be dumb...Pelosi dumb...Boxer dumb...immeasurably dumb - in order to be selected to be a member of the “Cabinet-O-Loons”.

But the bright side is just maybe he will find out about UFO’s?

Anonymous said...

Isn’t there some Obama quote something like “Look at the people I surround myself with.” YES!

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

Anonymous said...

Obama starts every news conference with: ‘I’m sorry -I didn’t mean what I just said. Let’s look ahead not back, au, er, au, er, I mean, except for the CIA interrogations. I may have lied about that too, but we are not looking back on my lies. Let’s look ahead to the death panels I promised, wait, I may have lied about that too. TOTUS, what did we say about death panels? TOTUS says, We didn’t write that, the Apollo group did. Oh, I don’t have to lie about that then, right? TOTUS, check the bill to make sure. TOTUS says, WTF, I am not reading 1000 pages, you fool.

Anonymous said...

I think Media Matters is one of those spidery Soros propaganda sources. He funds a group that funds a group, that funds a group, that funds Media Matters. Sort of like ACORN getting taxpayers’ funds twenty different ways, under twenty different names. Obama could probably trace that through for us. He may have set it up in his earlier community organizing days.

Anonymous said...

Michelle Malkin has a photo of the Obama coloring page handed out to school children before the election. It says “Students for Obama.” Another teacher that handed out the coloring pages to her class was asked if she also handed out coloring pages of John McCain, she answered that there was nothing historic about John McCain running for president. The propaganda being exposed now is nothing new, it is just the liberal media refused to report anything negative about Obama, and now no one needs them. It is the bloggers and Fox News that is exposing the fraud from the White House. Let’s see, I think the truth has stopped Obama in his socialist tracks. Had the media been truthful from the start, he would not be president, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Van Jones (TROOFER) is Gandhi's reincarnation, Obama is Lyman Trumbull's. WTF? (Deccan Chronicle on the Web) MARXISTS HAVE NO SHAME

New Delhi: Did you know that Mahatma Gandhi has been reincarnated as Van Jones, the celebrated American civil rights and environmental activist who was named Time magazine's "environmental hero" in the US in 2008?

"Objective evidence that forms the basis of past life studies prove that Jones is the reincarnation of Gandhi," world's leading past life researcher and best-selling author from the US Walter Semkiw told IANS in an interview.

Jones' facial bone structure and features are the same as that of Gandhi's, Mr Semkiw said.

"His manners and body language are also similar to that of the Indian freedom fighter and he does the same things Gandhi did in Africa during the 1930s - campaign for civil rights.

Like Gandhi, who was named Time magazine man of the year in 1930, Jones figured in Time's list of most influential men in 2008 and in several other magazines," the researcher said.

Anonymous said...

I think Media Matters is one of those spidery Soros propaganda sources.

Actually Media Matters was one of the few propaganda outlets that received direct financial support from Soros. They attempted to deny it but got caught red handed in the paper trail. Since that happened Soros launders his schemes through fly by night, Tide Foundation funds.

Anonymous said...

Beck is merely telling the truth. Of course under the left-wing fascism that has infected the U.S. since JFK, that's not allowed. It's called spouting "hate facts." ha ha.

With Obama we have reached the very bottom. He is a deeply stupid, corrupt, affirmative-action parasite who has nothing but contempt for Whites. Obama is a left-wing fascist who has already defined his domestic opponents as potential terrorists. Like Lenin and Stalin before him he elevates criminals and traitors affiliated with the Black Panthers, La Raza and ACORN to positions of respect and authority.

We are in the hands of an angry, overgrown adolescent who believes his every act of corruption and illegal abuse of power is an act of moral superiority. Obama is a traitor and the logical conclusion of the last 50 years of left-wing policies. When he lies, when he fails, when he destroys this country utterly he will blame us. He doesn’t even have the sense to hide his malignant, hostile intentions.

Anonymous said...

...You must be a complete F(*King idiot to try and post something by media matters and think anyone is going to read it...

Translation: My mind is made up. Don't confuse me with facts.

Anonymous said...

“Translation: My mind is made up. Don't confuse me with facts.”

///Sweetheart/// You simply have to think of another word,
‘translation’ is ‘OUR’ word.

Anonymous said...

Some schools are opting out of presenting Obama’s speech to the students. They just don’t want the grief. There have been some protest groups forming, which the schools admit they have every right to do. The tea party protests might come to their minds. The silent majority is silent no more.

Anonymous said...

Spooky how Obama’s 'Change' is, once I did say it, but now I 'Change' it.
He is going to have to amend his cute saying to, ‘Change You Can Believe In, Maybe'.

Anonymous said...

Some union thugs are saying a small minority should not be able to shutdown a message from President Zero. Now that is funny.

Anonymous said...

NewsObama speech to students draws conservative ire


Districts in states including Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin have decided not to show the speech to students. Others are still thinking it over or are letting parents have their kids opt out.

Anonymous said...

Translation: My mind is made up. Don't confuse me with facts.

I have never read a factual article churned out by Media Matters yet.

I have however seen people fired for posting their press releases only to find out they were complete falsifications.