Posts Tagged ‘White House’

It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong

May 20, 2013

(Pre-note: She never said “conspiracy” in the snippets I saw, and says clearly she’s talking about their pursuit of money…)

The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.

According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.

Hah, call them “reprogramming” camps. That’s my name for what they used to call “deprogramming”, to redo the programming that so-called “cults” undid (“Cult”: any upstart new religious movement that no longer believed like they were supposed to as good little serfs)..

She’s “ill” and needs “counseling” because she says that there is big money in the big labels that like to produce mindless drivel and keep out deep and maverick thinking from the market….

Oh, and the military is involved in music things. Nah. Why? Just because Sargent Barry was played every hour on stations across the country, and the Okie from Muskogee hates anti-war demonstrators? Are you kidding? “Art and music”, she says. Oh right. There sure aren’t any adrenalin-pumping military action movies, are there? Why, “The Recruit” could have been made by Al Qaeda, it’s so neutral!

Zero Dark Thirty? Nah… Rolling Stones music would be real bad for military operations, after all, right? They would never let them play a concert on a battleship speeding toward the Falklands, would they?

She just doesn’t appreciate the fine upstanding “b– ho'” music, that’s all. Why, just think! The people who bring us stuff she calls “mindless drivel” gets invited to the best establishments in the nation, even the White House!!

Disclaimer: Some of the above is satire…

It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong:

This Is No Ordinary Scandal –

May 19, 2013
IRS building on Constitution Avenue in Washing...

IRS building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So besides the blatant abuse of the paperwork process to disobey the Supreme Court United Citizens decision by disregarding the First Amendment for political opposition to the “leader” in the White House, we have this:

The second part of the scandal is the auditing of political activists who have opposed the administration. The Journal’s Kim Strassel reported an Idaho businessman named Frank VanderSloot, who’d donated more than a million dollars to groups supporting Mitt Romney. He found himself last June, for the first time in 30 years, the target of IRS auditors. His wife and his business were also soon audited. Hal Scherz, a Georgia physician, also came to the government’s attention. He told ABC News: “It is odd that nothing changed on my tax return and I was never audited until I publicly criticized ObamaCare.”

Franklin Graham, son of Billy, told Politico he believes his father was targeted. A conservative Catholic academic who has written for these pages faced questions about her meager freelance writing income. Many of these stories will come out, but not as many as there are. People are not only afraid of being audited, they’re afraid of saying they were audited.

All of these IRS actions took place in the years leading up to the 2012 election. They constitute the use of governmental power to intrude on the privacy and shackle the political freedom of American citizens. The purpose, obviously, was to overwhelm and intimidate—to kill the opposition, question by question and audit by audit.

It is not even remotely possible that all this was an accident, a mistake. Again, only conservative groups were targeted, not liberal. It is not even remotely possible that only one IRS office was involved.

Lois Lerner, who oversees tax-exempt groups for the IRS, was the person who finally acknowledged, under pressure of a looming investigative report, some of what the IRS was doing. She told reporters the actions were the work of “frontline people” in Cincinnati. But other offices were involved, including Washington. It is not even remotely possible the actions were the work of just a few agents. This was more systemic. It was an operation. The word was out: Get the Democratic Party’s foes. It is not remotely possible nobody in the IRS knew what was going on until very recently. The Washington Post reported efforts to target the conservative groups reached the highest levels of the agency by May 2012—far earlier than the agency had acknowledged. Reuters reported high-level IRS officials, including its chief counsel, knew in August 2011 about the targeting.

A Review of The Great Deformation by John Butler

April 27, 2013

A review about David Stockman’s book, “The Great Deformation”. It ” demolishes the conventional economic and political wisdom prevailing both prior to and in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.”, says this book review, and I am not surprised.

In fact, a friend that went to school with him told me about his genius and watched his career take him to the Reagan White House as budget director. He had a universe of numbers and statistics at memory’s beck and call, and rattled them off rat-tat-tat fashion in Congressional hearings.

I’m glad to see he is applying this to educate the interested with more common sense perspective.

The Obamas living it up: “Let them eat food stamps!” (They are ruling class)

March 21, 2013

Just because some CNN reporter thought she would get mileage by confronting Michelle Bachman over her criticisms of Obama‘s lavish spending in the White House (while the nation burns), O’Reilly turned around and criticized Bachman and everybody else who criticize Obama over “crazy stuff”.

I got tired of O’Reilly a very long time ago. He quit bringing on real conservatives awhile back, I don’t remember him bringing on a strong Christian spokesman, and he is pushing the envelope in looking for way to criticize the best of Congress and the hinterland. He’s looking like a closet nanny-stater claiming to be against the nanny state.

But look, maybe even some of the people criticizing the way Obama not only governs like a king, but lives like one on our dime, maybe they don’t get the significance of it either. And they could use some better writers, though I’m not applying. Didn’t anybody think about it? Michelle, or Obama, pick one: “Let them eat food stamps!”

How about, “He got us out of Iraq. One down, 149 to go!”

How about, “He says he refuses to torture prisoners. Killing them dead where they sit is okay”.

See, the real lesson from the Obamas living like millionaires at the expense of the rest of us Americans is, that it shows that they are NOT “one of us”!

Weeknotes: Income mobility is fair, Ron Paul liberty movement will outlast Tea Party & Occupy, and Trending

March 9, 2013
Ron Paul taking questions in Manchester, NH

Ron Paul taking questions in Manchester, NH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The real question about “wealth inequality”, which is the cover-up story of people who want you to vote to steal other people’s money (take it with the implicit threat of force) to do “good” things with it, whether they do or no:


Good point guys. What really matters in the topic of what is “fair” with regard to income, is, “income mobility”. In other words, what barriers are there to the poor accumulating more wealth?


Certainly we should not have government placing barriers to upward income mobility.




The web site about “8 months ago” posted an article by Robert Taylor that predicted the liberty movement spearheaded by Ron Paul would outlast both the “Tea Party” movement and the “Occupy” movement.


While Occupy seems to have faded away back into the billionaire-funded activist foundations and foundation-funded advocacy actors, the Tea Party movement has seemed to move into a few organizations and personalities that are associated with both conservative and libertarian associations. In fact some commentators’ predictions that the Tea Party and the Ron Paul libertarian movements would eventually coalesce is now reflected in many developments and trends we see in current events.


After Ron Paul’s victorious filibuster in the Senate this month, Robert Taylor’s predictions are finding their fulfillment it seems. The two protest movements have faded in the attention span of the public and have lost their presence in the minds of the public. The “Tea Party” label at least seems to have had more traction, since obviously we have a Tea Party Caucus in the Senate (started by Rand Paul) and a Tea Party Caucus (started by Michelle Bachmann) in the House of Representatives, and there are organizations advocating positions and PACS for electing philosophical analogue.


Ron Paul’s stand against the White House running away from a clear answer on the rights of even Americans, his fighting for Americans and for the Fourth and Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution, not to mention “equal treatment under the law”.


For six months they have been trying to get the Obama to speak clearly on something for the benefit of 95 percent of Americans who agree with Rand Paul in this situation, asked specifically of Eric Holder that morning, and who kept asking obliquely. The White House had refused to answer it directly, except for at one time a statement from the Attorney General that seemed to imply that the President could order a kill with a drone on any American on American soil without warrant or detention or trial.


The next day, the Obama administration was forced to change its position and finally admit clearly that it did NOT have the authority to order kills under the specific circumstances clearly stated in Rand Paul’s questions.


It brought the issue of violations of the Constitution into the laser focus of Americans’ attention, in spite of the spin of coverage by the Old Guard Media.


A handful of Republican Senators rushed to join Rand Paul’s Stand. I happened to be able to tune it while Ted Cruz had the floor. Mike Lee also came early. But as time went on, support built in social media and on talk radio and on the Internet. Even the Minority Leader Mitch McConnell uttered some support, and the RNC Chairman jumped in (after 10 hours in) urging other senators to join Rand Paul.


All of that is huge, because they broke the bland and boring congressional news cycle. Standing up for disenchanted Americans in dramatic fashion was cutting through the self-censorship of the government-media complex like a hot knife through butter and got attention. Even some Democrats publicly supported Sen. Paul, and a few more quietly and privately.


But the Old Guard (“old fogeys” they call them in Missouri) Empire struck back the next day, too. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham showed their colors by taking to the floor to rant against Rand Paul and his supporters, calling them “crazy birds”. My quiet response was “Look who’s talking”. The Wall Street Journal editors showed themselves as a supporter of the Establishment ruling cliques by criticizing Paul.


Mary O’Grady is a breath of fresh air often at the WSJ, having defended the persecuted small country of Honduras when they defended freedom in 2009 and changed Latin American history.


The Investors’ Business Journal is much more reliable in having a sane perspective on matters affecting business.


And that Bill of Rights over the long term is something that protects free market activity over the long term. Government intervention for “fairness” or to stop business “abuse” always is better for the biggest corporations, and cultivates “too big to fail” concerns. Although I don’t think there is such a ridiculous thing.




An end note:


Ann Romney is criticizing the media for not treating her husband fairly. I’ve got two reactions to that.


One is, so why the heck did Romney’s team let people moderate their debates that they knew would be unfair?


A second thought is, Where were you when Romney’s supporters were abusing Ron Paul supporters, cheating at votes, committing blatant fraud and (I think) illegally making up false numbers in the Maine caucus voting? And how about the abuse at the Republican Convention?


Maybe the real story is, if the media –and Romney’s political hacks– had treated Ron Paul fairly, it might just be Ron Paul in the White House.




Very interesting developments lately.


(1) Obama’s shine has worn off.


(2) He has been shown to be a liar, in effect, with his demagoguery about the Sequester.


(3) Rand Paul has single-handedly created a platform for other liberty-minded people to virtually force the Obama administration to back off from its claim of power to kill anybody it chooses to anywhere in the world whenever it deems it “appropriate”. “Appropriate” was Eric Holder’s own words to avoid saying “constitutional” in the hearing where Rand Paul had pushed this question.


Rand Paul is right to claim the word “victory” for this forced change in the Obama position.


(4) Dennis Rodman visited North Korea and came back a Manchurian Candidate without the candidacy and provided a few humorous moments with his comments.


A missionary friend of mine is working actively to help North Koreans both inside and outside that national fiefdom:


When you help that mission, Helping Hands Korea, it’s a good cause. Visit the we site and find how to donate something.




Summarizing recent events:


Obama’s sequester demagoguery is exposed and getting blowback for punishing the public instead of cutting waste.


Sequester is also exposed as a miserably tiny INCREASE from the year before, so why is it called such a “cut”?


And now minimum wage and other hourly workers across the country are seeing their jobs shrink because of Obamacare, as a direct result, and it did not help them get health care insurance either. They didn’t realize the paperwork this was going to require of them either.


Lots of states are refusing to set up exchanges, a lot of them are passing laws against any state employee implementing anything related to the medical industry nationalization.


Obama is forced by Rand Paul’s stand against the White House’s unconstitutional abusive evasion about policy kill orders with the focus on the drones. Rushing to his side were other liberty-minded senators, and then Internet shout-outs of support from Republican colleagues, and then even Democrat Party politicians expressing support, and even the ACLU, FRC, Code Pink, and all kinds of people of all stripes adding to the din.


Rand Paul won back about 95% of his “bonafides” with libertarian voices.


Even John Cusak was wondering where all the “progressives” had gone off in hiding to…


The White House was backed into a corner at least on this constitutional issue.




The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;-Isaiah 61:1



Happy New Year? (Thomas Sewell) – “Prophet of the Year”

January 1, 2013

Thomas Sewell’s article, pretty good:


With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of Jan. 24, 2012, titled: “The GOP Deserves to Lose.”

Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, “Let’s just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose.”

To me, the Republican establishment is the eighth wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is beyond my ability to explain.

Bret Stephens said, back at the beginning of 2012, that Mitt Romney was one of the “hollow men,” and that voters “usually prefer the man who stands for something.”

Yet this is not just about Mitt Romney.

Sewell goes on to explain things in a way that’s easy to understand, but one thing I don’t know if he understands is that it’s not a matter of Republicans pulling punches and mouthing empty platitudes. The problem with the Republican establishment is that it is part of the same Establishment as Democrats and they are LYING because they do NOT want to get rid of big government, they do NOT want to stop entitlements, and certainly don’t want to get rid of all that lucrative military spending.

Republicans shoot themselves in the foot to make sure they don’t upset all that crony capitalism they love.

Look at this:

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for his column of Jan. 24, 2012, titled: “The GOP Deserves to Lose.”

Despite reciting a litany of reasons why President Obama deserved to be booted out of the White House, Stephens said, “Let’s just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose.”

To me, the Republican establishment is the eighth wonder of the world. How they can keep repeating the same mistakes for decades on end is beyond my ability to explain.

Bret Stephens said, back at the beginning of 2012, that Mitt Romney was one of the “hollow men,” and that voters “usually prefer the man who stands for something.”

Yet this is not just about Mitt Romney.

That was stupid advice. In public opinion, you have to have a better PR strategy than plead the fifth by silence. When they use real bullets to shoot at you, use real bullets to shoot back, and if the bullets are just lying accusations, you shoot them back.

To that I would add you shoot back with extra power added on. What I mean by that is, use every opportunity they open up for you, to drive your big Mack truck through.

If Warren Buffet demands they raise his taxes, don’t just tell him to “donate” for an example, ask him if he really wants his neighbors to put the gun of the law to his head to take his property. Ask him if he means we should rob from his peers that disagree. Make big hay of the fact he is admitting that HE is being unfair by making all that much more money than the rest of us.

Ask Warren Buffet if he is going to order collective bargaining rights for the elected representatives of all the workers in ALL the companies he owns. Cut out the federal middleman.

Does he really want a “Robin Hood” to run the country?

Buffet, Put up or shut up. Invest in something that results in permanent job growth instead of voting to take money from Mom and Pop investors. And instead of HIDING the WHY your secretary pays a higher rate than you, EDUCATE the people who don’t know the subject. I once thought you were an honest investor. Now I’m quite sure you’re not so honest.

But mostly it’s education. If you think your neighbor should not be able to muzzle you or rob you, or tell you what to do, and make you pay by force for his ideas, then don’t vote for a government or a politician that does it.

Fiscal Cliff: The Reality

December 6, 2012
Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Co...

Ron Paul at the 2007 National Right to Life Convention, held at Crown Center Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, MO; June 15, 2007, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The analysis of articles like this one is basic Keynesianism, which means it’s an ignorant piece of crap that it takes a bunch of years in college to learn how to make it sound sophisticated:

The article made it sound like a “compromise” between taxes and spending would solve the problem coming up on January 1 of 2013.

When has such a “compromise” ever solved “the problem” in the 100 years since the Fed got hold of the currency and banking systems? This is the same problem that has come back again and again every 10 or 20 years, it is the same circular route they’ve gone over, again and again, all these “compromises” only kicked the can down the road some more.

Here’s a real breakdown with details in the clear about what’s really wrong and what’s going to happen on January 1:

(Another perspective comes from not just Patrick Buchanan but others who agree with telling the House to just call the White House bluff. The President is pointing the new media gun at them to extort his will, that’s why all the campaigning after the campaign, but he has a LOT more to lose in the long run, if the Republicans had any guts, or any genuine honesty about all this).

The real “fiscal cliff” is the (for now) slow plummeting in the value of the US dollar, a process that’s been going on from the time the U.S. Congress gave a private bankers’ cartel monopoly control over the United States currency.


The real problem is too much government spending. Letting the rich invest their resources is NOT the problem. The real problem is too much government doing what government should never do.

Government spending robs the economy of whatever it would otherwise produce with those resources. Instead of the people making their individual decisions to mutual benefit, this government wealth confiscation to get resources to non-sustainable demand, private economy and jobs lose out.

Republicans are addicted to this too, which is why they rush to “surrender” to the Democrats so much to avoid the crises. They pontificate and posture until there is a very public and publicized crisis so they can get cover for caving.


The Republicans had two opportunities to prove they were honest.

One was in the debt ceiling “crisis” of 2011. The Republicans in the House could have said “Just say no”. In fact they did until the Powers That Be (Boehner) got four of the holdouts to cave in, including the “controversial” Allen West. Maybe they told them if they didn’t they’d cave in their head for them.

Surrender did not suit the (retired) Colonel Allen West very well in the debt ceiling fight, and it did him no good in his re-election campaign. It could be he won in his district in the real numbers, how do 4,000 votes suddenly appear on one side of an election to flip the results?

In fact, the presidential vote looks suspicious. Note that the voters did NOT give any win to the President like the yappers on televised yap shows say, it gave Washington the same stalemated situation they have had.

Boehner is pushing to cave and they will pretty much.

And we will continue our fall off the real fiscal cliff, the fall of the dollar combined with the attack on the economic prosperity engine undertaken by Imperial Washington, now occupied by political enemies of the free market and political liberties…

The other chance they had was the candidacy of Ron Paul and his realistic, pragmatic program for addressing the root problems in Washington. The Party adopted a couple of the most important economic platform points as a nod to reality, the audit of the Fed, and a nod to the gold standard.

In other words, as a Party, if the platform means anything, they admitted they were NOT doing the right thing.

But they also showed they were not serious about being honest with the way the chair broke their own rules to ride roughshod over the Ron Paul delegates and changing rules to keep them down and keep real conservatives out.

Chris Wallace: Unfair and unbalanced

December 2, 2012

Just watched Chris Wallace‘s interviews with Tim Geithner and Speaker Boehner.

The way he grilled Boehner, who he had on after Geithner, contrasted with the way he let Geithner slither by the “hard questions”.

Even just with the question of “Are you willing to go over the cliff” (if they don’t get their minimum requirements).

Neither of them are serious about attacking the “fiscal cliff” problem, because the real fiscal cliff is the dollar crash.

Even so, at least the Republican politicos are mouthing the right things about the spending problem.

We went through the big noise about the debt limit when there was the best chance to get something serious in getting things in order and enforcing a beginning of sanity.


This is why I quit Facebook

November 22, 2012

Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Information for $5: s%e2%80%99-personal-information-for-5.html

How much is your personal information worth? How about a data set consisting of over 1 million individual’s personal information complete with their full legal name, personal E-mail address, and URL to their Facebook account as confirmation? According to one ‘mystery’ company that recently sold 1 million Facebook users’ personal information to a very surprised blogger, not very much at all. About $5, to be specific.

It all started when one blogger, a self-proclaimed seeker of ‘cheap’ deals that pertain to potentially useful or interesting subjects, stumbled across an offer for ’1 million Facebook accounts’ for $5. Skeptical but willing to try it out, the blogger purchased the list to be met with much surprise when he actually personally identified many of the users on the list to be people he actually knew personally. Complete with their personal E-mail address (which Facebook is supposed to keep ‘hidden’), full names, and a link to their page to verify, this blogger had stumbled across a major corporation’s dream come true
… Read more at the above link….

When this blogger got in contact with Facebook people, they wanted him to send it back, delete it from his systems, and be very quiet about it, hush it up..

Ouch! And EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is suing the NSA and the White House to get President’s Obama secret executive order that tells them to spy without warrants on our emails, IP addresses, and browsing.

It’s starting to make Bush like an actual respecter of the Bill of Rights in comparison.

IBD: Scapegoating Clapper only keeps Benghazi-gate going

November 21, 2012
"Dr. Coburn and Senator Obama look over t...

Coverup meets exposure: “Dr. Coburn and Senator Obama look over the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Elsewhere in the news, Benghazi-gate is not going away, as the story at Investors’ Business Daily points out:

Some Republicans may play along with their normal week squeaky protests against abuses of power in the White House, some will not.

They got a scapegoat but the White House still went for duck and cover behind the skirts of the United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, who is now caught with her hands in the cookie jar, but she was taking cookies for her boss! She was no doubt hoping for a good helping of promotion.

They let her go out there and blame free speech for the seven-hour full pitched battle in Benghazi –that they watched in real-time in the White House– in which there were so many attackers that the very capable American soldiers were not able to last longer than that.

What demonstration lasts seven hours with bullets and rockets and mortar fire flying all over the place?

How much is too much? When is enough, enough already!

With the re-appointment of Obama by powers unseen, and the help of Propaganda Media, they got him past the election and avoided very much scrutiny over the different places where election fraud apparently occurred. But it is a sign of the times that things have gotten so bad in America that people are able to see this as a credible election outcome.

But the coverups in the government-media complex expose an ugly underbelly here, and the way this re-election operation was executed shows a bit of hubris, in that they now know they have a major portion of the demographic, if not the majority, that they can count on to turn their thinking on a dime without really thinking [oxymoron intended] in true Big Brother fashion.

Those who can see –because they have their eyes open– have an obligation to spread the truth and repeat the truth because truth is the best antidote to a lie. You don’t need tricks and lies and coverups if you’re telling the truth. Those who don’t want the truth are like the guy who said, “Stop it! Don’t confuse me with the facts!”

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:10

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. – 2 Timothy 3:13

IT’s time for those who can prepare materially for what is inevitably coming to do so, and those who cannot to make sure they are prepared mentally, psychologically, with the knowledge of what is happening, and most importantly, spiritually.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. – Hosea 4:6

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days. — Daniel 11:33

But even of the Antichrist, remember:

And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. – Daniel 11:45

Watch out for 666, avoid the embedded chip…