Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why Did Obama Select Geithner as Treasury Chief?

Timothy Geithner

By Tony Vega

Most of the nation, those with both ears open and not just their left one, heard about Timothy Geithner's tax problems. Barack Obama nominated him despite Geithner's failure to pay income tax for 5-years. While the nation listened to Geithner claim incompetence to explain his utter disregard for our tax laws, there was something more sinister involved regarding his horrendous resume and connection to Obama.

First, let's examine Timothy Geithner's resume.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

On Nov. 17, 2003 Timothy Geithner became the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In that capacity, he served as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation's monetary policy.

During Mr. Geithner's tenure as CEO he presided over some of the largest economic failures, such as the following illustrated by World Net Daily;

March 2008: Bear Stearns collapses from losses in sub-prime mortgage obligations and derivatives transactions; J.P. Morgan Chase buys Bear Stearns in a deal arranged by the Federal Reserve for the dramatically reduced value of $2 a share, with the Federal Reserve guaranteeing J.P. Morgan against $30 billion in Bear Stearns asset losses.

September 2008: Wall Street investment bank Lehman Brothers closes doors in bankruptcy after the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve refuse to arrange a merger plan, a bailout or a guarantee program to save the Wall Street giant.

September 2008: The Bank of America buys Wall Street investment bank Merrill Lynch in a $50 billion deal that saves Merrill Lynch from having to declare bankruptcy.

September 2008: The Federal Reserve extends to insurance giant American International Group (AIG) an $85 billion loan that saves it from going bankrupt from derivatives loses in a massive $441 billion exposure to credit default swaps.

November 2008: Citibank received $45 billion through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) plus Treasury Department, Federal Reserve and FDIC guarantees on $306 billion in troubled assets held by the bank.

Note: Citibank recently spent $50 million on a jet after receiving public money.

Let's recap: Mr. Geithner claims incompetence when confronted about his failure to pay income taxes, if we don't buy this then the alternative is that Mr. Geithner is a criminal; either scenario isn't good and should preclude his position as Treasury Secretary. Mr. Geithner also presided over the nation’s most recent and substantial economic failures.

Why Did Obama Select Geithner as Treasury Chief?

The devil is in the details and this content isn’t designed to answer that question, but designed to actually raise more questions. A clue for the discerning can be found in the same WND report, which reveals that at the Ford Foundation in the early 1980s, Geithner oversaw micro-finance programs in Indonesia. Geithner reportedly met in person with Obama's mother, Ann Dunham. Dunham spent part of her career working in Indonesian micro-finance.

Monday, January 26, 2009

It’s on: Kennedys vs Paterson grudge match

An “apoplectic” Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson’s office and is spoiling for revenge

read more | digg story

It is amazing how transparent these arrogant Liberals are. A staunch 0bama supporter saunters in and expects the river to part. Can you blame her in this current climate? After all, the voters have displayed their pop culture addicted mentality at the recent polls.

In the article, sources claim Patterson asked C. Kennedy to withdraw and lie about her reasons. Whatever.

In order to pick a side in this fight one would have to give some type of credibility to a NY Liberal and a Kennedy...can't be done.

Why did Caroline agree to Patterson's request to lie..and if she did she was a party to her own embarrassment. The Kennedy clan embarrassed themselves and in typical Liberal fashion they are blaming others for their mistakes and are refusing to accept personal wonder why Uncle Teddy is the most angriest..he understands about not taking personal responsibility... and getting away with it

Friday, January 23, 2009

President Barack Obama Silent at Reverend Joseph Lowery's Racist Benediction Speech

President Barack Obama Silent at Reverend Joseph Lowery's Racist Benediction Speech

By Shanika

"When white will embrace what is right." Sorry Reverend Lowery, I guess I don't quite know what you mean with this line. See, from where I sit, that's pretty freaking racist.


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bill Introduced to End Planned Parenthood Funding

Rep. Mike Pence has launched what will surely be a quixotic campaign to strip Planned Parenthood of its funding. After HR 614’s introduction yesterday, it has already gained 61 co-sponsors.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ruminations About Today's "Historical Event"

I Swear!

By Andrew Benjamin

Ruminations about today's "historical event." (The quote has been repeatedly hyped by CNN and MSNBC and The New York Times, countless times, so I take the liberty to put it into perspective and, as usual, start off base to get to the conclusion.) It is not enough to witness history, it is also important to understand it.

Fiscal stimulus, as applied during WWII, lifted the nation out of the Great Depression. So goes the common wisdom. There is nothing common about wisdom.

However, there is no evidence whatsoever, that fiscal stimulus ever really worked. WWII took 12 million people off the unemployment rolls through conscription. That has worked. It put 12 million to work, not Obama's three. Obama will go on a fiscal stimulus orgy of unprecedented proportions and the results may not work as intended...otherwise known as the Law of Unintended Consequences.

Government is not the solution. It is the problem. As Ronald Reagan observed...and if anyone can recall, he took us out of a five year recession...without fiscal stimulus using the printing presses. Whenever new money is printed, it creates inflation. Carter left with 21% inflation. Within two years Reagan took that down to 4%.

To put that into perspective, 21% inflation will wipe out the value of your bank account in four years.

Let's think about this for a moment....before the orgy begins.

When asked about The Bush Doctrine, which has several components and has changed content and intent by declaration over the years, Sarah Palin answered citing just one component...and was resoundingly satirized for it. Of course, most people reading this don't even know one component, never mind several...and her inquisitor probably knew only the one he was going to judge her by.

Interestingly, the Soviet KGB understood it well even before George W. Bush doubled the required air time for his National Guard duties and flew jet fighters over North Carolina.

"The difficulty in planning against American doctrine is that Americans neither see fit to follow their doctrine nor even read their manuals." -- KGB Document

So what did the dastardly media expect of Palin...hmmm?

To judge her more harshly than even our mortal enemies would, that's what!

That my friends, is our "objective" media that got us to today's "historical event"...meaning the one they have campaigned for, glorified, hyped and unashamedly promoted since 2004 to the level that the American people will believe anything they want to believe.

Let me explain. You all saw the crowds attending the Obama inauguration. You can imagine the billions watching this on TV... Now ask: at least concerning the live attendees on Times Square: What is going on in their minds? What would make people wait for hours in below freezing temperatures, in snow and ice, to be present at either event?

Times Square on New Year's Eve? Or the hyped Obama Inauguration?

I submit. The very same emotions...and for the very same reasons!

These emotions will get you the very same results.

As the clock passes Midnight, what happens? Nothing.

Time is linear. So is history.

My prediction right now:

Nothing spectacular...meaning positive...will happen under Obama that couldn't have happened under any other leader without the American Idol persona and a given set of advisors and American policy set in place upon which our policies to stay on track. What you hear to the contrary is blathering. Hype.

On that note, I wish our new American President well and the best of luck -- he'll certainly need it -- and as long as he governs from the middle, and not from the radical left that got him elected, the same people who made up all those lies about the departing president, I will hold my peace...and I recommend for others -- even his political opponents -- to do likewise. We would all like to see an end to partisanship, though that wish too, could be viewed as not "practical."

Let's face it. McCain was endorsed by The New York Times for the Republican side, was a choice that most of us would make either holding our collective noses, or by having had taken sedatives. An endorsement by the conservative's enemy is like an endorsement of Mahmoud Ahmenijad by Benjamin is unbelievable.

McCain was no choice at all. At least not for Republicans. So the new President effectively ran unopposed with ten times the money, and the media in his pockets. The results given the unpopular war and the tanking economy at just the right time should have been expected. So anyone who actually HOPEd for a Bush to McCain transition were not "practical."

Our new chief, when asked during a 60 Minutes interview "Why do you want to become president?", hesitated, until he was asked the same question for the third time. He said, "Because I'm a practical man."

I cited the above because I too, am a practical man who sees things from a historical perspective of having had watched too many HOPEs dashed.

Unlike the vast audience attending today's historical event, full of HOPE without any basis for their hope, Times Square on New Year's Eve, I saw other vast crowds generating hope -- and seeing things that are just not so, illusions, smoke and mirrors, and magic tricks, a droppping ball that has no meaning -- to end with disastrous consequences.

Take Jimmy Carter....please...take him. I have others in mind but don't want to devolve this discussion to the level of MoveOn and Daily KOS, Paul Krugman and Frank Rich types.

View today's historical event as a Hollywood special effects film. Created by the very same people who hope, who have, belief, and are impressed by special effects like dropping balls. Luke Skywalker, Klingons, ET...when anything was possible.

Faith in man is meaningless and very dangerous. History has warned us especially about having faith in men with high ambitions and nice speeches.

Faith in America is not meaningless.

While the new chief spoke eloquently about the Founding and the founding documents, he has shown no inclination to obey its promulgations. In fact, he has shown disdain toward them. Accordingly, let's hope that his new assignment in life will provide him with some humbling reflection and introspection other than what he read from the teleprompter.

We, The People, still need to know...who Obama is. Where he was born, and to whom. We, The People, need to know if he supports what his mates are about to do....

... as our Congress is trying to pass a law that new bills proposed by Democrats will not be debated on the floor...and can pass in the dead of night...with no oversight....and no opposition...and be imposed on the American ...WE, The People....

as a bill, right now in coming up for a vote to remove the 22nd Amendment from our Constitution...removing term limits for presidents.Why bother with presidential elections when we can have a king...last time, King George...of the 18th century....

CHANGE? Surely, not the kind Americans who actually know what is going on would HOPE for.

And for those who would HOPE for any CHANGE, no matter what -- what one wants to see is what one gets...until reality rears its ugly head. And then it's too late.

Meanwhile, the only collective intelligence that can actually be measured voted today. The Stock Market. It is, unlike any other measure, it employs the collective intelligence of the international marketplace and is the only reliable forward-looking indicator. Today's market is the response of trillions of dollars to today's "historical event."

That collective intelligence has voted resoundingly.

Case closed.-AGB

Hamas Friendly Ingrid Mattson to Join Obama's Inauguration Prayer Service

Ingrid Mattson, president of ISNA

By Tony Vega

Ingrid Mattson, president of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is scheduled to deliver a prayer for the Obamas in conjunction with the inaugural prayer service. ISNA is listed as a co-conspirator with the convicted Holy Land Foundation (HLF) for sending over 12-million dollars to Hamas.

As Israel defends herself against the terror regime that is Hamas, the newly elected 44th president of the U.S. invites the president of ISNA to pray over his family. Barack Obama has a penchant of aligning himself with radical religious operatives. I'm sure we all recall Obama's 20-year close relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Ingrid Mattson was not charged with the complicity of sending money to the terror groups and is actively trying to get her organization removed from the list of co-conspirators. Prosecutors have responded in court briefs; "They [ISNA] were intimately connected with HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to Hamas"-federal prosecutor, James Jacks

Ingrid Mattson as president of ISNA certainly utters general denouncements of terror, but her more detailed rhetoric reveals an apologist for Islamic jihadists, Osama, the Taliban, and other radicals.

Her softball approach for terrorists are notable within her writings as found on her website,

"Bin Laden is thus an important phenomenon in contemporary Muslim societies; he exemplifies a charismatic generation that is the product of a tense encounter between tradition and modernity."

Mattson never denounces him; rather she serves as an apologist. She writes about the Taliban in a continued romantic manner; note she never describes Osama Bin Laden or the Taliban as terrorists. Mattson attempts to introduce this evil simply as misunderstood Muslims.

"The Taliban is a post-colonial movement as well."

"The Taliban is the only group in modern Afghanistan that has become successful in mobilizing violence to control violence in society and create a new social and political order that is based both on fear of God and the possibility of a fresh of outbreak of violence in Afghani society. They have been able to create ‘a primitive egalitarian society’ that is suspicious not just of communism, capitalism and the West, but of the city and the urban Afghani intelligentsia that was, in their views, responsible for the borrowing of foreign ideas with which it destroyed the traditional bases of Afghani society..."

Let me repeat her phrase for you my fellow Americans; "The Taliban is the only group in modern Afghanistan that has become successful in mobilizing violence to control violence."

[Emphasis my own]

Successful? I guess when you consider the terror acts of 9/11 as well as other acts of evil perpetrated by Osama and his poor misunderstood jihadists and count up the dead, success is an apt term by a terror friendly Ingrid Mattson.

Mattson utilizes more concrete terms when describing the West and Israel.

"The Crusaders used Christianity to justify their invasion and brutal massacre of thousands of Muslims, Jews and even Orthodox Christians throughout Palestine and Syria."

The president of ISNA never cites any culpability regarding Muslim involvement during the Crusades or never gives any historically accurate causes for the initiation of the Crusades. Mattson reserves her harshest criticism for the West and Israel.

She continues:

"The fact that the British used their colonial powers to take land from the Palestinians and give it to European Jews to establish a Jewish state made it seem to many Muslims that now Jews were collaborating with Christian Europe to oppress them. Unfortunately, the inability of Israel to grant equal rights to non-Jewish citizens has not alleviated the situation.
"But in Israel, both Christian and Muslim Palestinians do not have rights given to the Jewish citizens. For many of the Palestinians, therefore, the goal is to secure the rights of Palestinians, Christians and Jewish. Besides, Christian Arabs and Muslim Arabs have, for the most part throughout history, gotten along well. Most Muslims recognize a difference between the European Christians who came to their lands as Crusaders and Imperialist, and their Christian neighbors with whom they have lived for centuries in peace."

She fails to tell you that her described peaceful goal of the Palestinians is in direct contrast with their leaders' rhetoric. Have you listened to a Palestinian chant lately? I guess "Death to America" is the precursor to achieving the goal of securing the rights of Palestinians and others.

What Mattson also fails to tell you, is that Israel provides more freedom and humanitarian aid to the Muslims than ANY Muslim state in that region. The most oppression, subjugation, human rights violations, and abject poverty is suffered by the Muslim people and perpetrated by Muslim leaders NOT by Israel or the West.

Where then is the justified jihad against their own?

Barack Obama continues to embrace terror friendly individuals and organizations. In that vein why wouldn’t he have someone of Ingrid Mattson’s ilk be apart of his inauguration prayer service.


Ingrid Mattson,

Monday, January 19, 2009

President Bush Commutes Sentences of Agents Ramos and Compean

President Bush commuted the sentences of former Border Agent Ramos and Compean. The clemency comes nearly two years to the date the agents began their prison terms.

Ramos and Compean entered prison on January 17, 2007. After a long, hard fought battle waged with bi-partisan support and promises of relentless grassroots action our border defenders are coming home.

The prison term will end on March 20, 2009 and they will be reunited with their families. Reports indicate that Bush didn't pardon the men for their crimes, but decided instead to commute their prison sentences because he believed they were excessive and that they had already suffered the loss of their jobs, freedom and reputations.

Many have taken up the call for action for the imprisoned border agents. A tireless advocate for the men, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif had this to say to, "his [President Bush] own stubbornness was overcome by better parts of his own soul." "The order reaffirms our faith that the system works, if indeed the American people are willing to work at it."

The agents were fired after their convictions on several charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon and with serious bodily injury, violation of civil rights and obstruction of justice. All their convictions, except obstruction of justice, were upheld on appeal.

Former Agents Ramos and Compean’s only hope was an act of clemency; they received that today. White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said Monday's commutations would be President Bush's last acts of clemency.


President Bush Commutes Sentences of Agents Ramos and Compean

Bush Commutes Sentences for Two Former Border Patrol Agents | Political News -

Sunday, January 18, 2009

DOJ considering commutation for Ramos, Compean

DOJ considering commutation for Ramos, Compean. Attorney who makes recommendations to Bush has opened file on border agents. No pardons are being considered, however! Bush will allow the injustice of their convictions to stand!

read more | digg story

A re-cap of report can also be found here including more links and online petition established by WND.

DOJ Reviews Commutation for Ramos and Compean
As reported by WND, the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a file on imprisoned U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean and a commutation of their sentences is under review.

Read More

Friday, January 16, 2009

We Can't Give In

Meet A Great American; Charlotte Kuchinsky. Her prose has the ability to inspire and captivate. We Can't Give In is a poem about 9/11.

We C
an't Give In

By Charlotte Kuchinsky

Read Here

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Miracle Near 34th Street

US Airways Flight 1549 Crashes into Hudson River

As most New Yorkers, Jersey residents and many folks across this nation wonder and fret over Brett and the fate of the NY Jets and other sport "heroes" meet a true hero; Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III. Sully was the pilot of US Airways flight 1549 out of LaGuardia.

Perhaps, Mayor Bloomberg will invite the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 to parade along the Canyon of the Heroes and give the key to the city to Captain Chelsey Sullenberger. A far more fitting tribute than those bestowed upon the false heroes of the sports world.

At approximately 1526 hours, Eastern Time, US Airways flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport. Early reports indicate that a flock of geese struck the plane as it ascended to 3,000 feet, taking out both engines. During times of crisis, character is defined. The character of the pilot is not in question; in fact, it is aptly defined as heroic.

Captain Chelsey Sullenberger, a former US Air Force Fighter Pilot guided the belly of the jet with the nose upward into the frigid Hudson, which allowed the plane to stay afloat as designed.

The captain and crew made the rapid decision not to attempt the glide over to Teterboro airport or any other impromptu strip. The only decision left was the determined crash landing into the watery strip of the icy Hudson River.

The US Airways crew went into action as emergency protocol was activated. Exits opened, flotation devices deployed and the evacuation commenced. Within minutes private and emergency responders arrived to assist and rescue.

Not only did the captain go down with the ship, Captain Sullenberger also walked the plane twice ensuring no one was left behind. If only school bus drivers had a tenth of Sully’s diligence.

A common trend among the passengers, approximately 155 with crew, was audible prayers. I wonder how many atheists converted this day.

US Airways flight 1549 hit the New Jersey side of the Hudson River near the USS Intrepid on the West Side of Manhattan. Miraculously, reports indicate all human life remained intact with no life threatening injuries.

Individuals who believe they may have family members on board flight 1549 may call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215.

Huckabee vs Coulter

(h/t April Lorier)

On Saturday, January 10, Ann Coulter appeared on the Huckabee Show to promote her book Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America. Mike Huckabee seized the moment and Ann received her comeuppance for blasting him during the campaign.

Carpe Diem, Mike, carpe diem...

"This is my get even moment with you, Ann. I've been waiting for this for a long, stinking time." - Mike Huckabee