CNN.com protects Obama. No coverage of Gerald Walpin story.

June 18, 2009

Byron York has been pursuing the story of Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who was threatened to resign, then fired after investigating waste of AmeriCorps funds by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a friend and supporter of Barack Obama. The story has progressed over a week as Walpin responded twice, it became known the FBI is investigating Johnson, Senator Grassley rose to defend Walpin, and the White House lawyer said the firing took political courage.

This is a major abuse of power. The President of the United States, the most powerful man in America, protects a corrupt crony who was wasting US taxpayer dollars by threatening and firing an inspector general, an office set up by Congress specifically to be free from political influence so as to monitor and investigate government waste and corruption. They call that political courage? On top of that, Barack Obama voted for and even co-sponsored a bill to strengthen protections for inspectors general. How hypocritical can one man be? It baffles the mind.

I decided to see how the MSM is covering this explosive story. MSNBC has the AP story posted, ABC News has great coverage on Jake Tapper’s blog Political Punch, and CNN has…..nothing. Seriously. They are doing their best to hide this from the public for Dear Leader.

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What Gerald Walpin story? We know nothing about that.

Global warming alarmists ratchet it up. Way up.

April 20, 2009

Fatties cause global warming. Via Hot Air.

Dr Phil Edwards, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler.”

The hysterical campaign against the SUV didn’t stop there. As if we didn’t already know, we can easily see where the environmental totalitarians want to take this: complete control and regulation of human lives, behavior and bodies.

Each fat person is said to be responsible for emitting a tonne more of climate-warming carbon dioxide per year than a thin one.

It means an extra BILLION TONNES of CO2 a year is created, according to World Health Organisation estimates of overweight people.

Yeah right; what I exhale is a pollutant. Got any other B.S. you want to sell me? This literally is madness.

We are already told what we can and can’t eat by these control freaks. Soon it will be how much we can eat. Impossible to regulate you say? No. Economy-crippling taxes, massive spending and wealth redistribution schemes will make us only able to afford a couple of bowls of gruel each day. Then we’ll be nice and bone thin.

Sunday links

April 19, 2009

Hypocrite of the week: Jeneane Garafolololol.

Tea Party picture roundup from around the country @ Moonbattery and Michelle Malkin.

Citizens confront beligerent CNN reporter at Chicago Tea Party.

Obama uses a parable of Jesus in his speech at Georgetown after coving up a symbol of Jesus (IHS) in the auditorium.

Secret Socialist Handshake

April 18, 2009
Yo wut's up ma brutha

Yo wut's up ma brutha

Twin Cities Tea Party

April 16, 2009

I got back from the event a few hours ago. Absolutely splendid turnout of true American patriots concerned with the government’s encroachment on our freedoms, its raiding of the Treasury, the massive debt racked up in just a few months, the DHS memo vilifying us, the uncontrollable spending, the corruption, using taxpayer money to fund pro-Democrat organizations, the unaccountability, the absolute disregard for the Constitution, the bailouts, the stimulus plans, the nationalization of business, and the hypocrisy of elected officials.

I could go on. There are so many reasons for true patriotic Americans that respect the Constitution and the limited government it founded to take action. These people aren’t stupid. They see what’s been going on in Washington. The established political class has run roughshod over the people and the Constitution. The government is out of control. Under George Bush and the Republicans, it increased in size and spending. Under Obama, we see the greatest power grab in American history. They aren’t holding anything back but going for the jugular of absolute power. Well the true patriots aren’t going to let that happen. It is time to stand up, be unafraid, and take action to reclaim our government so that it works for the people, by the people.

Today’s Tea Party was the beautiful start of this. This is a movement just beginning. Get ready.

Update: Local media engages in unfounded slander.

I am completely disgusted with Tom Lyden’s hack piece, “Fiscal Conservative Free-For-All at Capitol ‘Tea Party’.”

He slanders the Tea Party protesters by comparing them to anarchists.

As for the Boston Tea Party comparison, in 1773 they were protesting corporate tax breaks fro British tea companies. A more historically relevant comparison might be the anarchists during the Republican National Convention.

How is this considered reporting? This is completely his own opinion; and one that contradicts the facts on the ground. I was at the Tea Party. There was absolutely no violence. None, whatsoever. There was no violent or hateful speech. I wandered through the crowd of 8,000, covering the entire capitol front lawn and saw one police officer, a state trooper. The police weren’t concerned with any anarchist behavior, obviously.

By contrast, the Republican National Convention, which I also attended, had squads and squads of riot cops trying to contain the violent anarchists there. They smashed cop cars, attacked cops, smashed windows, threw urine on cops and dropped bricks on buses. Now that’s violence.

How can Tom Lyden, who tries to pass himself off as a reporter, compare the completely peaceful Tea Party protesters to such violent anarchists? What reality does Tom live in? The facts are at direct opposition to his comparison.

Update: Pictures


Obama admin seeks to vilify conservatives attending Tea Parties

April 14, 2009

We’re all just a bunch of right-wing extremists.

This report from the Department of Homeland Security is shameless propaganda. It’s generalized, vague, and broad sweeping in its conclusions about “rightwing extremism.” Most disturbingly, it tries to define federalist and pro-life movements as extremist.

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and
adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups),
and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or
rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a
single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

No federalist rejects federal authority, but only wishes it limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution. The 10th Amendment explicitly states that the powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the states or the people.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas explains it better.

The purpose of this report is to paint conservatives as extremists. Barack Obama wants us and our set of values (federalism, 2nd Amendment, pro-life) put into a box of his making. He is trying to redefine us. As he builds his one-party government, that encompasses all of life, he wants people to view us as extremists so our voices, views, and credibility have no impact. It’s despicable.

But there is a second motive. This report became widespread news today, April 14, 2009. The Tax Day Tea Parties are taking place tomorrow, April 15, 2009 all across the nation in thousands of cities.

Normal, hardworking, everyday, down-to-earth people have decided to protest what has happened in America over the past 8 months; the bailouts, the stimulus packages, the spending, the corruption, the higher taxes, the broken promises, the record levels of debt, the payoffs to political supporters with taxpayer money. All of it is alarming to Americans that grew up with and remember American government better than that.

But Obama doesn’t want us speaking up against his socialist takeover so the report has been released to threaten, stifle, and silence. He wants us think that if we speak up during the Tax Day Tea Parties, the government will be watching and considers us “rightwing extremists.”

Dissent is no longer patriotic. That was only when Bush was President.

Obama to Iran: Go ahead, enrich uranium.

April 14, 2009

It’s obvious that Obama doesn’t care if they enrich or not. He isn’t opposed to Iran having the bomb. He’s certainly not going to do anything to stop them.

Leadership in the face of evil is what keeps the world safe, er, safer. There is no leadership from the President of the United States anymore. That office is being used to secure absolute power over the American people. As long as that is achieved, the person occupying the office couldn’t care less what other governments do to their people or to other countries.

Obama’s message to the Somali pirates.

April 10, 2009

Our deliberate and somber Commander-In-Chief has broken his silence regarding the pirate attack, delivering a forceful message of resolute determination. Captives take heart!

Obviously, this incident has raised many concerns among Americans. There have been calls for justice and even violence against the misguided perpetrators. But such an emotional reaction has led to the disparagement of entire groups with which we are unfamiliar. We have seen this throughout history.

For too long, America has been too dismissive of the proud culture and invaluable contributions of the Pirate Community. Whether it is their pioneering work with prosthetics, husbandry of tropical birds or fanciful fashion sense, America owes a deep debt to Pirates.

The past eight years have shown a failure to appreciate the historic role of these noble seafarers. Instead of celebrating their entreprenuerial spirit and seeking to partner with them to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.

Oh.

This is how public opinion is shaped.

April 9, 2009

Amazing. Scores and scores of nearly identical news stories about how 1 out of 3 persons from such-and-such a state are uninsured have been posted to news sites; all within a 24 hr time frame.

It’s so obvious that the Democrats sent out their health insurance talking points to the media, who jumped to attention and wrote the “news” stories the Democrats can use to shape public opinion and build support for their agenda.

Wanna-be pirates take a swim.

April 8, 2009

I’m sure everyone’s read about the container ship Maersk Alabama being taken over by Somali pirates then repossessed by her crew of 21 fine Americans. But have you heard this…

Late Wednesday morning, military sources told CBS News that the crew has regained control of the vessel by overpowering the pirates, taking one pirate into custody and throwing three overboard.

Unnamed US defence officials said one pirate had been captured by the crew of the Danish-owned Maersk Alabama, which was seized earlier in the Indian Ocean.

The status of the other pirates was unknown, but officials said they were “in the water”.

Owned.