What the National Pamphleteers don’t Report:
A Really Rotten Anniversary
by Chip Wood,
Personal Liberty Digest
February 15, 2013
It was 100 years ago this month that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution officially became the law of the land. Since this is the one that authorized the Federal government to implement a graduated income tax in the United States, you’ll understand why I say that Feb. 3, 1913, was a very bad day for liberty.
One of the many complaints against King George in the Declaration of Independence was that “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”
But the amount of colonists’ “substance” that was taken by British authorities was the equivalent [….]
Obama Amnesty Bill=Rubio Amnesty Bill
by Mark Kirkorian,
February 18, 2013
Over the weekend, the White House leaked parts of a proposed amnesty bill to USA Today’s Alan Gomez. Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, described the proposed bill as a backup plan in case the Senate doesn’t act. Unlike the Schumer/Rubio amnesty plan, the administration bill contains no enforcement “triggers” that would have to be met before the amnestied illegals could move from green card lite to full green-card status. Rubio said the bill would be “dead on arrival” if it were to be introduced, while Paul Ryan said it would take things “in the wrong direction.”
The “backup plan” stuff is nonsense — the point of leaking the bill is to enable Rubio to say that his amnesty plan is waaay different from the dastardly Obama plan, even though they’re identical in the only respect that matters: amnesty immediately for all illegal aliens, with work cards, Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses, the right to travel abroad and return, etc. The president has repeatedly said he wants to stand back and let Congress come up with a bill because if he were to send one to Congress it would be toxic for Republicans — i.e., [….]
President Harrison J. Bounel
by Bob Livingston,
Personal Liberty Digest
February 15, 2013
Who is Harrison J. Bounel? According to the 2009 tax return submitted by President Barack Obama, he’s the President of the United States. All nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices are scheduled to discuss this anomaly today.
The case in question is Edward Noonan, et al v. Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State, and the Justices are finally looking at it thanks to the dogged determination of Orly Taitz. The case calls into question many of the documents Obama (Bounel, Soetoro, Soebarkah, etc.) has used and/or released as authentic since he came on the national scene. The case contends that the documents — birth certificate, Social Security number, Selective Service registration, etc. — are fakes or forgeries. If that’s the case, Obama should not have been on the California ballot in 2008 and, therefore, should not have received the State’s electoral votes.
Four of the nine Justices must vote to move the case forward. We’ll see.
Meantime, on Feb. 4, Kathleen O’Leary, presiding judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal, reinstated the appeal of Taitz v. Obama et al filed by Taitz when she ran for Senate. That case involves [….]
Joe Biden: “Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”
by Daniel Halper,
February 19, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden recommended today that “if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun”:
“If there’s ever a problem,” Biden said he told his wife Jill, “just walk out on the balcony here–walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts [noises outside the house won’t scare any self-respecting thug; burglar!] outside the house — I promise you whoever is coming in … You don’t need an AR-15, it’s harder to aim [pure bullshit], it’s harder to use [more pure bullshit]…Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!”
The Permanent Bully from Above
by John Ransom,
February 20, 2013
Call it over-reach, hubris, arrogance; call it what you will, but for all practical purposes Obama’s presidency and experimentation in transformative politics is over.
Oh sure; we’ll have four more years of strident rhetoric, of evasions, of ruses and stratagems.
Obama’s nothing if not persistent. He wants to be the guy who transformed America -in fact, moved it on the path toward the socialist, state-sponsored model of Europe. He might even be the guy who recognizes that only under a “dictatorship of the proletariat” or some modern version of it, will African-Americans enjoy anything like real power as a minority group that represents only about 13 percent of the population.
But his re-election didn’t [….]
Charts for The National Debt, Interest Expense
1976 thru 2012
Cuomo Aide Delivers Public Rebuke
by Thomas Kaplan,
February 21, 2013
Mike Fayette broke the rules. An engineer at the New York State Transportation Department, he gave an interview to a reporter from The Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
In the interview, Mr. Fayette praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the transportation workers who had labored to repair roads and bridges washed out by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. No matter. His supervisors said he had not been authorized to speak to the press, and they moved to fire him; he retired instead and left in February.
The story might have ended there — strange but small — but for the Cuomo administration’s reaction to an article about it that appeared on Wednesday in The Daily Enterprise.
On Thursday, livid that an engineer in the Adirondacks was [….]
‘Harlem Shake’ Flash Mob
by Ikimulisa Livingston; Yoav Gonen
February 22, 2013
A Queens high schooler who tried to gather hundreds of kids in the school lobby for a flash-mob dance of the viral “Harlem Shake” got rattled and rolled instead.
Seventeen-year-old Arnis Mehmetaj was arrested, suspended for five days and got his senior privileges nixed for organizing Friday’s attempted video shoot at Forest Hills HS — even though he tried to call it off at the last minute.
The senior was even taken to the local precinct station house and issued a desk ticket for disorderly conduct — just for trying to join a dance craze that’s been sweeping the globe. “It was innocent,” said senior Angie Lora. “It wasn’t meant to be harmful.”
This includes the brainy [….]
There He Goes Again
by Fred Barnes,
February 13, 2013
Did I miss something? Or was the State of the Union Address delivered by President Obama last night unusually pedestrian, packed to the gills with clichés, promises, gimmicks, and endless talk of partnerships, goals, challenges, and commissions for which Washington is famous?
The only stirring moment came when Obama introduced the people he’d invited to sit in the gallery. They included the parents of a 15-year-old who marched in the inaugural parade and was shot to death a week later, a brave policeman from Wisconsin, a caring nurse, and a 102-year-old woman who waited hours to vote last November. They were fresh and inspiring and seemed glad to be there.
In contrast, House speaker John Boehner had a weary look on his face as he sat through the speech, as if he’d heard it all from Obama before. And indeed he has. Next to him, Vice President Biden was not jocular Joe. The pair of them did not appear overjoyed to be there.
Obama, though, was on-message, just as he was in [….]
Detroit Tops 2013 List
by Kurt Badenhausen,
February 21, 2013
“Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes.
Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued.
The latest blow was Tuesday’s announcement that the city is on the verge of [….]
Agenda 21 discussed
by Richard Baris,
February 13, 2013
Monday night on The Brenner Brief Radio Show, it was all about an issue that concerns every American citizen – Agenda 21. The policy’s goal is for government to have control over the areas concerning agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem management, energy & housing, population, public health, resources & recycling, transportation, and sustainable economic development. The Brenner Brief contributor Jeffrey Kibler joined Harriet Park, author of Glenn Beck’s book “Agenda 21,” on the show that educated, entertained, and inspired.
Jeffrey Kibler has been sounding the alarm on Agenda 21 for some time now in his weekly columns on The Brenner Brief. He described the policies, which first gained traction during the 1992 Earth Summit, as a global effort dating back to the 1970s. Brenner and Kibler discussed his latest column, “Agenda 21: Global Marxism in Disguise,” and how the policies which are currently being pushed on every level of government are a “direct contradiction to our inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property.”
As a California resident, he has had a front row seat to the pilot program implemented in the San Francisco Bay area. Through legislation such as Sustainable Communities Strategy Act of 2008 and California Wild Lands Act, these pilot programs represent Agenda 21’s efforts to shift [….]
Note: This has been around for a while and I thought it would fit on this weeks’ “report!” Many thanks to both the author and the blogger who posted it!!
NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
This is probably the best e-mail I’ve seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should run for President one day…
“We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.”
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes …
ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.
ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.
ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. (AMEN!)
ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from! (Lastly….)
ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!
Until Next Sunday….