Friday, March 20, 2009

Vindication Again: Wow, That Was Fast

On November 8, 2008, I warned a couple of people that Rahm Emanuel, Obama's new Chief of Staff, believes deeply in the federal government's right to impose unconstitutional — in fact, dictatorial — compulsory civilian service on Americans. They both replied that, "Emanuel is not the president; Obama is," I thereupon replied that Obama himself believes in compulsory civilian service too.* I knew that it would not be long before legislation mandating compulsory service would be introduced. Both of the people I warned told me that I was paranoid. In fact, one went so far as to say, "I agree with [the other recipient of your message]. The paranoia is a bit much." I replied, while biting my tongue, "Paranoia has absolutely nothing to do with it. ... People who do their research in a relatively scholarly manner and who have also studied the trends of the past century or two in great detail are not paranoid. They are educated. I am not theorizing based on personal bias. ..."

And so on and so forth. In short, my warnings (for what little they were worth) fell on deaf ears. Now, on March 20, 2009 (a mere 132 days later), I hereby present for their perusal (if they ever check this site anymore), the following (the wording of which comes straight from the bill itself, which is available, complete online, at the House of Representatives' very own web site):

House Passes Mandatory National Service Bill
"Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" (aka the "GIVE" Act), was passed by the House of Representatives on March 18, 2009, by a 321-105 margin. It next goes to the Senate, where the senators there will almost certainly violate their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution too.
Lest anyone think that I am reading too much into that title, here is the relevant excerpt from the bill:
Section 6104. Duties. Subsection B6: In carrying out its general purpose under subsection (a), the Commission shall address and analyze the following specific topics: ... "Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.
"Part III, Section 120 b 3 B: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT ZONE PROGRAM. Service-learning is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."
The following is for anyone who might still deny that Obama would support this:
*Quote: "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded." ••• Candidate Barack Obama, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 2008.

*Obama's website originally stated that Americans would be "required" to complete "50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year." After large numbers of people read it and protested, Obama's staff changed the wording from "required" to "encouraged." Obviously, with the passage of the "GIVE" Act, the wording has been changed from "encouraged" back to "required" again (as realists fully expected). For more on this, read the following article in the Saint Louis Examiner of November 07, 2008: Obama's Compulsory Service Proposal Becomes Explicit.
P.S. Why is the federal government using the word "volunteerism" to describe "compulsory service"? I'd laugh at their stupidity if I didn't live in the country whose freedoms are being destroyed by those worthless losers (it's times like these that I really wish I had a foul mouth).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gullible Obama Fans Rejoice

The blatantly open (almost tragicomic) conspiracy continues:
Citigroup's top economist tapped for Treasury post
Posted by David Kramer at 11:03 PM
Yes, you read that right. The latest news in Bizarro World is that the top "economist" from Citigroup (you know, the company that needed a multi-billion dollar bail-out from the Federal Government) is going to work at the Treasury Department to help fix the current financial mess that Citigroup played a part in creating. ... [Read the rest.]
But will most Obama supporters, even those who were given ample advance warning, eventually admit they were duped? Never. No way on earth. For them, pride endureth before, during and after a fall, same as it is with evangelical republicans. As another astute observer says:
Obama ... came to power amidst the hosannas of the left, who saw in him the capacity to achieve all their dreams, whatever they were. But all he has done is extend the corporate fascist policies of George Bush – the same way that FDR extended the corporate fascist policies of Hoover.
The current challenge concerns the $165 million in bonuses that A.I.G. is paying its top employees, even while it has received $180 billion in taxpayer money, and even while the recipients of that money have been the largest banking firms such as Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. The populist anger is rising. The Obama administration is protesting, but claims that its hands are tied. You might think the left would bolt, and some surely have.
But there are always second thoughts on the left. We are starting to actually hear defenses of A.I.G.'s practices. ...
Reliably, then, the bulk of the left will support the policies of Obama, no matter how much they violate the supposed principles of leftist theory. ...
FDR was indeed the predecessor of Obama, as his White House eventually became one big open conspiracy of big banks, big corporations, and big unions working together to fleece the American taxpayer. They ate from the corpse of a once-productive economic structure as it grew ever thinner, making sure that they got theirs while everyone else suffered. ...
Some people will bail from the left in light of the evidence that Obama is serving the cause of regimentation and the power elite. ... But for the most part, I think we can safely predict that the Obama experience will do one other thing that the FDR experience did: totally corrupt its partisans.
Very true. Furthermore, most of the American people have been far too successfully brainwashed by the false left-right paradigm ever to recognize (much less feel a need or desire to stop) our descent into a fascist (i.e. corporate), totalitarian state.
Here is an excellent post script from Karen de Coster (one of my favorite columnists/bloggers):
... Sticking Citigroup's economist in the Treasury Dept. is just one of a series of moves on the part of the Wall Street Elite to take over key government roles (they own the Treasury Dept.). ...
Goldman Sachs-Citigroup, oops, I mean the Treasury Dept., now has unprecedented powers to steal and spend taxpayer dollars without any oversight from the congressional body. These people are so taken with themselves, so drunk with power, and so brazen, they don't even care about the response of rage all across America because they actually believe that they can't be stopped now. The Federal Reserve has got their back, after all, and the president - Bush, Obama, doesn't matter - has given his nod of approval. [Read the Rest.]

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hooray for Obushma

This needs no intro:
The More Things "Change," Episode 1,723
Posted by Mike Tennant at 08:23 AM at
Obama, who ... correctly criticized President Bush for having issued signing statements nullifying portions of bills he'd signed, just "issued one of his own, declaring five provisions in the spending bill [which he signed] to be unconstitutional and nonbinding, including one aimed at preventing punishment of whistleblowers."
It's a race with the clock. Will average Americans snap out of their fairy-tale fantasies before the elections of 2012? Of course they won't. By my even asking such a silly question, I could correctly be accused of living in a fairy-tale fantasy myself. Even if their favorite political heroes personally stole their houses from them and smacked them alongside their heads with a 2x4, most Americans would still cling to their fairy-tale fantasies — while also continuing to laugh at, malign, demonize and/or ridicule the one or two politicians who actually want to save this country and the Constitution upon which it was founded.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Obama Speech - Teleprompter Goes Out

Here is a timeless classic that I just now found, two days after posting my previous entry in which I wrote of this very thing. It seems that I wasn't just making it up after all. LOL.

You will forgive me for not being able to bear watching this myself. I read several of the comments instead and got the gist of it. One of those 1,600-plus comments is posted below the video. The commenter has had the same experience that I had.

YouTube commenter (with punctuation, capitalization and one crude word corrected by me): "This almost confirms what I said before this man was elected. Within my circle of friends I was almost accused of being racist 'cause I said that Obama is gonna be same [@#$%] different face, just like in the past. I think I was right, and I think I'll continue to be right. Until the Federal reserve system is dissolved, every US president is going to be more of the same. ..."