excerpt below posted by Carl Campanile at NY Post
“We spend money we don’t have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It’s about getting credit now, lookin’ good for the upcoming election,” he says.
He said he and his colleagues often lie to try to be all things to all people instead of tackling the nation’s problems.
“I contradict myself all the time, but few people notice,” X says. “One minute I rail against excessive spending and ballooning debt. The next minute I’m demanding more spending on education, health care, unemployment benefits, conservation projects, yadda, yadda, yadda.”
Voters are described as gullible, know-nothing jerks, while the only people who count are the big donors who pour billions of dollars into lobbying.
The first President, George Washington, warns the nation in his Farewell Address, that love of power will tend to create a real despotism in America unless proper checks and balances are maintained to limit government power Read the Rest:
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
ARTICLE BELOW by ADAM B. LERNER
Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden are teaming up to call for the public release of 28 classified pages from a 2002 intelligence report on the 9/11 attacks — pages that have taken on near-totemic significance for many who believe the U.S. government has yet to fully reveal what it knows about the 2001 assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
If California wants to slash fines for the poor that bureaucracy should SLASH FINES FOR ALL – Mr Blacksheep of the Unaffiliated Party
ARTICLE BELOW BY JUDY LIN
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Calling California’s traffic court system a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver’s license suspensions since 2006.
The push by the Democratic governor spotlights concern among lawmakers and court administrators that California’s justice system is profiting off minorities and low-income residents. It’s a civil rights issue that has prompted discussions between the Brown administration and the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the governor’s spokesman, Evan Westrup.
It’s not clear if the Justice Department has launched an inquiry into California’s court system. The department did not return requests for comment. Westrup declined to provide details on the meetings with federal officials.
Under Brown’s plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50.
Read the Rest @ California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor – Yahoo News.
Article by Michael D. Shear
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Saturday that he had learned only last week that Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email system for her official correspondence while she was secretary of state…
In the portion of the interview that was released, Mr. Obama did not address how he could have avoided noticing that Mrs. Clinton was sending emails from a “clintonemail.com” address throughout the years she served in his administration. Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email system was first reported by The New York Times last week.
Read the Rest @ Obama Says He Didn’t Know Hillary Clinton Was Using Private Email Address – NYTimes.com.
By Noel Sheppard
If you needed any more evidence that the entire theory of manmade global warming was a scheme to redistribute wealth you got it Sunday when a leading member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told a German news outlet, “[W]e redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
(EDENHOFER): First of all, developed countries have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community. But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.
… As such, this man is a huge player in advancing this theory, and he has now made it quite clear – as folks on the realist side of this debate have been saying for years – that this is actually an international economic scheme designed to redistribute wealth.
Read the Rest @ UN IPCC Official Admits ‘We Redistribute World’s Wealth By Climate Policy’.
MIT climate scientist Richard Lindzen slammed this week’s amendment introduced by Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders that would make it the official position of the Senate that man-made global warming is real and a threat. Lindzen said Sanders’s amendment to a bill that approves the Keystone XL pipeline an “attempt to hijack science for political purposes.”
“Climate change is of course real; change being the normal state of affairs in climate,” Lindzen told Climate Depot. “Climate change has caused catastrophic problems on occasion throughout the earth’s history. While man may have contributed somewhat to climate change in recent years, his contribution to the above is highly questionable, and continues to be debated.”
“In the case of Bernie Sanders, a socialist, he is undoubtedly dreaming about nationalizing the energy industry,” Lindzen said. “For the U.S. Senate to accept guidance from Sanders’ bizarre dreams is ludicrous.”
via Top MIT Climate Scientist: ‘Senate’s Climate Change Vote Is Ludicrous’ | Wochit – Yahoo Screen.
Skip to 22:28 for the segment mentioned in my headline. Here is a link to the direct part of the audio that you can share with others…. http://youtu.be/20UJcRhw79Y?t=22m28s
By Anthony Martin | Examiner
In 2003-2004 the ATF implemented a strategy openly before the public and with the approval of Congress and the Mexican government. This would be a sting operation to see if they could track the movements of drug cartels and kingpins by allowing a small number of guns — 250 or 300 at the most — to be carried across the border to the cartels. Obama’s Fast and Furious scheme sent 2500 – 3000 guns across the border in comparison. That program was called Project Gunrunner. But before seeing the program through to the end, the Bush administration ended Gunrunner because, according to officials, the early stages of the program did not net the successes that officials were looking for.
In 2009, however, with the election of Barack Obama, a new component was added into the mix that brought new interest to the now defunct Gunrunner program. Obama was a strong proponent of gun control, although he conveniently avoided making it a campaign issue. His reason was given in an interview. He stated that even if he pushed his supporters to introduce such a bill in Congress, it would not get the votes to pass, not even in his own Party. Yet some Democrats were every bit as anti-gun as Obama, including Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, and others. If they could somehow resurrect Gunrunner, vastly expand it, and add to it the gun issue in order to “prove” that most of the guns used by Mexican criminals come from the United States, then they could kill two birds with one stone. Publicly they could show they were going after drug kingpins. Privately they could undercut the gun rights of American citizens. They could call for “reasonable restrictions” on guns by using bogus figures supplied by the Fast and Furious operation.
Read the Rest @ Dems start the blame game again.
By Peter Weber
Whether or not the Assad government knew about the strikes beforehand, it stands to benefit, note Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt at The New York Times. Since the anti-ISIS, anti-Assad rebels the U.S. favors aren’t in any position to capitalize on the airstrikes, Assad’s forces are “in perhaps the best position to take advantage of any American bombardment,” reclaiming ground lost to ISIS. “We don’t plan to make it easy for Assad to reclaim territory,” a White House official told The Times, without explaining what methods the U.S. might employ to deter the Syrian army
Read the Rest @ U.S., Syria disagree on whether Syria knew about anti-ISIS airstrikes beforehand – The Week.
By Aaron Short
Democratic leaders ran for cover Monday from legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to vote in New York and become eligible for health and other benefits now reserved for citizens. The measure — which also would allow undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses and even run for office — was introduced earlier this year by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera D-Bronx and Assemblyman Karim Camara D-Brooklyn.For some Dem incumbents, the issue was too sensitive to even discuss.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined requests for comment. But his Republican opponent, Rob Astorino, pounced.
By Carl Campanile
Illegal aliens in New York could score billions in Medicaid and college tuition money — along with driver’s licenses, voting rights and even the ability to run for office — if Democrats win control of the state Senate in November, The Post has learned.
A little-known bill, dubbed “New York is Home,” would offer the most sweeping amnesty available anywhere in the country to nearly 3 million noncitizens living in the Empire State. It would bar police from releasing any information about them to the feds, unless it involves a criminal warrant unrelated to their immigration status.
Under the proposed legislation, undocumented immigrants could also apply for professional licenses and serve on juries.
The plan hinges on Democrats — who now control both the governorship and the state Assembly — wresting control of the Senate from Republicans, who oppose immigration amnesty.
Bronx Sen. Gustavo Rivera, who is sponsoring the legislation in the upper chamber, said he thinks the bill would be in position to be passed “if we have a stable Democratic majority in the Senate.”
Read the Rest @ NY Democrats seek citizen rights for illegal immigrants | New York Post.
By David Ruppe | May 1, 2001
In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.
The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.
The headline above is mine, read the following article to see how I came to that conclusion. Remember, there is still no concensus as to who took down flight MH17 over Ukraine which the US is pinning on “Putin supported rebels” – Mr BlackSheep
Reuters/ Saul Loeb/Pool
President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports.
If Assad’s troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, “Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system,” Baker reports. “He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.”
Read the Rest @ Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow – Yahoo Finance