Rage Against The Deceptive Media Machine

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I can’t believe what I’ve just read. I was minding my own business, wrapping up the weekend and grabbing some quick headlines before bed. NOW, I’m mad as hell and will MOST DEFINITELY NOT get enough sleep tonight as I MUST at least attempt to right some blatant wrongs at the New York Times.

Yeah, yeah I hear what you’re saying, “But IGetItAlready, why would you even bother with some low rent drivel printed in the New York Times”. And in most cases you’d have a great point and I would be going to bed right now. However, I am utterly sick to death of our so-called media being so astoundingly strident in their efforts to influence our laws, our policies both foreign and domestic and our very political processes, so much so that I can’t let this shit slide! FFS do NONE of these “journalists”, “reporters” and lobotomized talking heads have the first clue as to the founders’ vision of the role an HONEST, UNBIASED and TOTALLY UNINVESTED media should play in our free republic?!

What’s that punk? You didn’t go into the “news biz” to play some role envisioned for you by a bunch of dead guys some 237 years ago? Fair enough wise ass but have you bothered to consider for a moment that perhaps YOU’RE NOT EVEN HALF CAPABLE OF RUNNING A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER ON NOTHING MORE THAN YOUR OWN OPINIONS AND WHIMS?!!! Not to mention snot nose, that THIS particular superpower is what it is today ONLY because of our unique form of government and founding documents. None of which make ANY mention of dirt bags like you being required, expected or even allowed to manipulate or influence ANYTHING!!! So spare us all your, “I’m going to make a difference and change the world” bullshit. If that’s what you’re about go to med school and cure a disease or something. Whatever you do, please keep your predictable opinions in the same dark closet in which your fear of a well-informed public lurks.

Alright…I’m back. The article in question was written by some quack named Nelson D. Schwartz and was printed in May 5th’s New York Times. The article is entitled, Immigrants Are Transforming a New York Town and the town in question is Port Chester, NY.

Aside from some ridiculously amateur or perhaps moronic editing errors(do as opposed to due, are you kidding or are you in fact a kid?), this “piece”o.s. is a joke that fails to ever become funny. In paragraph 3 Mr. Schwartz starts hitting us with the liberal’s best friend; the one in a million, you’re more likely to be attacked by a grizzly bear, a school of piranhas and a Yeti all on the same day than ever meeting one in real life kind of case. You know what I’m talking about. It’s like the way in which liberals want to hang rationalization for industrialized murder, the end effect of which we’re JUST BARELY having reported to us in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, on the minute minority of abortions that occur as a result of rape or incest. Or the way they like to associate legal gun owners and those who value ALL of our constitutional rights with these crazed, social rejects who rather than doing humanity a favor and simply offing themselves, opt to shoot as many other people as possible on their way out. Or the way in which they fight tooth and nail against any measure meant to ensure the integrity of our electoral process, claiming that there are some Americans who are for some reason incapable of acquiring ID…even after several of the states in question offer to make IDs available at voting stations and in the case of SC, even an offer of free public transportation to anyone needing a ride to go get an ID. In this particular case the minority in question is some illegal immigrant who after invading our sovereign nation opened his own business.

Apparently Mr. Schwartz believes we should all be astonished by the fact that some guy who broke our laws in coming here, rather than living off the system, took full advantage of all that America offers her citizens…not to mention apparently ANYONE who can scale an unwatched fence or walk across an invisible line, and made something of himself; As if ANYONE is so stupid as to think this has NEVER happened to any of the  likely 30 to 40 million or more illegals currently here. (Source: Look it up yourself but I assure you 30 to 40 million were the numbers being batted around when Bush tried his hand at amnesty. It would seem that immediately after Obama was elected, somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 to 80% of our “uninvited guests” decided to leave…Yeah right, and I’ll take a side of beachfront property in Colorado with that load of horseshit please…thanks) Where are all the stories on all the LEGAL Americans who have been robbed of their very lives by drunk drivers and gang bangers who aren’t even supposed to be here? Oh yeah I forgot, those are the kinds of stories which get “bumped” to make room for a last minute adorable cat video or literally ANYONE who wants to announce their sexual orientation to the world…just so long as their sexual orientation is anything but straight.

Schwartz goes on to say he’s withholding this guy’s last name due to the risk of the guy being deported…As if. The guy owns two restaurants and Mr. Schwartz already sells him out if anyone truly cared about “deporting him” (idiot!!!) when he writes that this man will soon be opening a 3rd restaurant and that “his food has a following on Yelp. com. This guy could NEVER be deported by THIS administration. FFS under Obam-nasty (yeah, that’s mine…you can use it if you want) we’re giving a pass to people with up to three misdemeanors. Now how are things going to look for the great Americanizer if this guy gets sent packing while we’re rolling out the welcome mat to others with a historical tendency to assault people? Gimme a break Schwartz!

Later in the article Lawrence F. Katz, a liberal professor of economics at Harvard is quoted as saying in response to his own belief that we need a freer flow of people from other nations in order to foster growth, “No doubt some individuals are harmed but the benefits outweigh the costs.” Now just chew on that for a moment. This jackass sees LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS as acceptable losses in this blatantly obvious battle to import millions of foreign voters. Good lookin’ out buddy. Each and every American citizen is fortunate and should be proud to call you a “fellow American”.

Next Schwartz writes of a LEGAL immigrant from Guatemala who is a CPA in Port Chester and who admits to serving a clientele of both legal and illegal immigrants. Right out of the gate I’ve got to call bullshit OR this Guatemalan is a piece of shit. How many LEGAL immigrants do you suppose jumped through all the hoops, filled out all the forms and coughed up all the cash to become Americans only to turn around and aid an illegal invasion of their new home? Whatever the number, it is EXACTLY the same number of domestic threats that need to be shot for treason and disposed of.  Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that this little Latin paradise is currently 59% Hispanic? No mention of the breakdown between legal and illegals but I think the sudden surge in Hispanic immigrants to the town since 1990 kind of says it all. It’s gotten so bad in Port Chester that local businesses are being forced to hire Spanish speakers in order to serve “their community”.  And why wouldn’t this place attract illegals like flies to vomit? What with treasonous filth like this CPA willing to cater to the criminals and local businesses willing to participate in prejudicial hiring practices as opposed to helping our new friends assimilate. At any rate, this CPA states that he’s beginning to “get more business owners asking for help with accounting and taxes. REALLY? You mean these people have been paying attention to the handout they’re being offered and understand that one of the stipulations will be to pay some form of back taxes? Do you think the fact that having already forked over at least SOME money to “el Tio Sam” when it’s time to come clean would presumably play well for them is ANY motivation for this sudden fit of tax consciousness? Simple cause and effect…stunning isn’t it.

Perhaps the most amazing fragmented thought in this propaganda piece is when he throws us a token non-Hispanic business owner who celebrates the fact that he can fill any opening within minutes while paying minimum wage…yeah liberals, these points are being billed by Schwartz as further BENEFITS of this sanctioned foreign invasion. I don’t know about you but this guy sounds like one of those demonic “one percenters”, sticking it to the little guy and laughing all the way to the bank. At the very least, he’s clearly a racist fat cat who refuses to “pay his fair share”…wouldn’t you agree? (Man I LOVE watching shit run full circle) 😉

Schwartz FINALLY attempts to scrape the surface of reality when he mentions that “some economists” believe that “increased immigration can reduce wages SLIGHTLY for SOME native-born workers…”. He also mentions that in this town of 29,000, ten percent of the population lives below the poverty line which has put “a strain” on local social services. He goes on to mention the fact that area schools are overcrowded due to “children of immigrants flooding the education system”. “Flooding” mind you. Of course Mr. Schwartz stops at “overcrowding”, careful not to mention any of the direct effects overcrowded schools have on the children who have every right to be here and whose parents are paying the bills expecting that their children will receive a quality education in return. Nope, let’s just paint a harmless image of some teacher being forced to fetch a couple of extra chairs for these new kids who talk funny. He also mentions the fact that longtime residents are bitching about homes being occupied by “many more residents than zoning laws permit”. (Is breaking a zoning law a misdemeanor? Just wondering…) But as in Obama’s America in general, it’s pretty clear that “longtime residents” of Port Chester have been reduced to second class citizens as we attempt to alter the political complexion of America via criminals who want nothing to do with BEING American.

Of course our old friend Schwartzie quickly turns and runs from his feigned attempt at full disclosure by unilaterally declaring, “at street level, the economic impact of the immigrant wave has largely been positive”. Perhaps that’s because Mr. Schwartz’s definition of “street level” fails to take into account ANY of the economic effects created by the few cons to this illegal invasion that HE JUST MENTIONED!

The bottom line is this article should never have been written and Mr. Schwartz and so many others like him are in fact “playing their roles”. But they are roles they’ve created for themselves out of  their over inflated sense of self importance. And if you hadn’t noticed, these self imposed roles have absolutely NOTHING to do with “journalism” or disseminating FACTS to the public they were intended to SERVE.

I’ve said it before and it’s worth repeating; The next American Revolution will begin with the dead, rotting corpse of our collective media being tossed into the streets.

Obama Blindsided by “Double Entendre” or Sleazy Joke?

Our Chameleon in Chief, never one to be outdone when it comes to blending with any crowd, made a joke at a LGBT fundraiser last night that has some questioning his choice of words.

While thanking Ellen DeGeneres for the introduction she had just given him Obama said, “I want to thank, uh, my, wonderful friend, uh, who, uh, accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups …. ah but I think she claims Michelle didn’t go all the way down.”

I could write it off all day as a simple poor choice in wording but considering the venue and the odd way the president handles the situation in the video, I’m not so sure.

I’m not going to speculate on exactly how or why those words ended up on that particular teleprompter. However, Obama’s long pause after the dubious line and his and the crowd’s reaction are interesting to say the least. The interpretations of the incident range from CNN’s assessment that Obama had been “blindsided by a double entendre” to Limbaugh surmising that the oral sex reference was intended.

Regardless, the same media who would have gleefully covered a similar comment from former president Bush on every network news outlet and late night program including Saturday Night Live, isn’t touching this one. Yeah, I’m stunned too.

Check the video and let me know what you think.

Domestic Terrorism Over Dog Crap

A lesbian couple who felt discriminated against when their home owners association asked that they pick up after their dog are being accused of staging a hate crime against themselves.

Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin of Parker, CO were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and false reporting and Whitchurch is also being charged with forgery over an incident that took place last October. At that time the couple reported to police that someone had spray painted “Kill THE Gay” on their garage door. The following day they reported finding a noose hanging on their front door. The women reported to police at that time that they felt their “attackers” were their HOA and neighbors after run ins over unclaimed dog crap.

Whitchurch denied that they had staged their own attacks and said, “This is a fight I started. This is a fight I’m going to finish. This is a fight I’m right on, I have every right to live where I want to live.”

While I agree with the ladies that they have every right to live wherever they want, I also know that they signed a contract to live where they do and apparently letting your dog crap all over the place and not picking up after him is against the rules…go figure.

So now this community has been not only terrorized with the belief that there was some crazed hater among them, but they’ve also had a couple who vow to keep living there attack, slander and then demonize all of them by implying that a request to pick up after their dog equates to an attempt to run them out of the neighborhood.

Now to put things into perspective, were one of the neighbors charged and convicted of this act they would be charged with a hate crime and likely lose the house while doing their time.

I’m going to do my best to follow how this one ends but really the charges say it all.

Winds of “Change” Targeting Our Kids

Obama sets his sights on public schools as a new source for the holy grail that is increased federal revenue.

In yet another sign of Obama’s idea of stimulating “change” a Utah high school has been fined $15,000 by the federal government. Davis High School in Salt Lake City has been found guilty of a simple mistake that is likely happening all over the nation. Davis high, in compliance new federal babysitting laws, was careful to turn off the school’s lunchroom vending machines for each day’s lunch period but had been forgetting to turn off machines in the school’s book store.

I should apologize at this point for not opening with a cautionary disclaimer as I’m sure I’ve just offended most of you with images of high school students having soda readily available during lunch. But it gets worse…

As a result Davis High is being charged 75 cents per student for the duration of the offense. In an interview with Salt Lake City’s KUTV, Davis High Principal Dee Burton said all told, the massive $15,000 fine will more than consume all of the profits the school has earned on vending sales this year that would otherwise have funded their arts program.

Burton goes on to describe some of the inconsistencies in the federal program whereby students may drink soda and eat whatever in the cafeteria as long as it’s not purchased on school grounds during lunch period. Under the federal law schools may sell Snickers bars and ice cream due to their “nutritional value” and sugar filled sports drinks are still ok but not gum or licorice.

Among the many “unintended consequences” of this heavy handed federal imposition is the concern for the safety of mobs of students who are leaving campus in order to eat what they want before rushing back to school rather than going to the cafeteria for healthier choices as was the stated intent of the law. In addition, Burton says those valuable arts program funds generated by vending sales are falling fast.

Why must we beat ourselves to death with this utter idiocy over and over? The federal government is an absolute curse to nearly everything it touches. Based on their track record of success within the DoE alone this restriction is statistically more likely to increase childhood obesity than reduce it. The reason is simply because government feels the need to touch far more than was ever intended. From nearly destroyed Eco-systems due to environmental protections on non-native species to defunding educational programs  in an attempt to control what children eat, we’re always given some “aww shucks, we didn’t think that was going to happen” crap but I’m no longer buying. When you seek to create a one size fits all mandate on millions of FREE people you had better think long and hard about it and consider ALL potentially harmful side effects. Failure to do so says a great deal about you and your respect for your fellow Americans and their freedom. I think that we the people, the same people who sustain those who burden us with such useless nonsense, should expect our representatives to make a public apology and explain how we’ve come to such miserable, counterproductive consequences so quickly after passing this law. How else can we expect good laws until the ability to say, “It was a good law until the other guy messed with it” is taken from these clowns and someone is forced to admit a mistake?

The Media’s Race War: Getting Kicked and Taking No Names

“I think I saw something!” – “Huh?” – “Shhhhh.”

Once again I’m obliged to write on a shocking story that the media is refusing to touch. The story involves a clear hate crime and the Virginia newspaper for whom the two victims work.

On the night of April 14 two reporters for Norfolk, VA’s Virginian Pilot were driving home from a concert. At that same time a mob of an estimated 100 “young people” were doing whatever a mob of 100 young people might do on the streets at night. The reporters, Marjon Rostami and Dave Forster stopped at a traffic light near the mob. A young black man threw a rock at Forster’s car and Forster got out assessing the damage to his vehicle and addressing the man responsible. At that point about 30 of the mob broke off and came after Forster. Ms Rostami, still in the car locked her door as the mob took turns beating and kicking Forster. At some point Rostami reached out the window in an attempt to pull Forster back into the car. According to the police report, she was then beaten about the face and head at least a half dozen times by a young black man. Once she pulled herself back into the car Rostami attempted to call 9-1-1. On her first two attempts she got a busy signal but finally got through after which an officer was dispatched but did not arrive until after the mob had dispersed and witnesses had come to help the beaten and bloodied couple.

Now here’s where things start getting weird.

While not really the point of this piece, the reaction of the responding officer is worth noting. Rostami claims that while attempting to explain to the officer what had happened and being somewhat hysterical, the officer told her to shut up and get back in the car. By the victims’ accounts the officer comes off as incredibly dismissive of the entire incident. He told the couple that crowds of kids hung out in front of the nearby public housing looking for trouble. Rostami said that the officer said their assailants “were probably juveniles anyway. What are we going to do? Find their parents and tell them?” The officer classified the incident as a simple assault (Get that, a mob of young blacks attacks a white couple at a red light and it’s considered SIMPLE ASSAULT), gave the couple his card and told them to call later if they wanted to file a report. Both Rostami and Forster note that the officer took no names from any of the witnesses who had come to help them.

And here’s where it get utterly disturbing.

As I mentioned, this incident took place on April 14th. How, you may ask, have I not heard at least SOMETHING of this heinous act before today? Well, the simple answer is you’re not alone. This two and a half week old story didn’t break until yesterday. That’s right, two news reporters of all people are attacked and beaten by a mob and everyone goes mute. We finally got the story on Monday from Virginian Pilot reporter Michelle Washington, though even subscribers to the Pilot may have missed it. The story broke well inside the paper in the Op-Ed section.

Ms Washington’s take on the incident is one of outrage over “senseless teenagers who attacked two people just trying to go home…”. Ms Washington also takes issue with the responding officer as she writes, “…from the police officer whose conduct may have been typical but certainly seems cold…”. But she never comes closer to hitting on the two ton gorilla in the room than when she refers to Tweets posted shortly after the attacks. One of which said, “I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light”. Followed by a response reading, “I don’t, (do it for Treyvon Martin)”. Ms Washington’s simple response to the Tweets; “…from the Tweeting nitwits who think beating a man in Norfolk will change the death of Treyvon Martin”.

The Virginian Pilot has since published a response from its editor which basically states that due to the attack being classified by police as a simple assault, the Pilot opted to ignore it entirely as that would be their general course of action in dealing with a similar charge not involving their staff.

Now that’s a pretty slick defense for an inexplicable failure to inform the public but it does raise a few questions. What media organization would ever fail to report the attack of a couple of black employees by a mob of young whites? What media organization, regardless of their standard practice regarding “simple assault” would risk not reporting this incident and racial backlash that would surely accompany any other organization or individual breaking this story while they sat in silence? What news organization would consider a barbaric beating of a black couple whose only offense was stopping at a red light near a mob of whites a “simple  assault”? Find me that organization and I’ll show you a news agency known for it’s racially biased reporting.

As of Ms Washington’s publishing of her piece yesterday, both Ms Rostami and Mr Forster are back at work at the Pilot after each taking a week to recover. No arrests have been made, Ms Rostami admits to being fearful of being alone in her home and Forster wishes he had stayed in his car. Everyone loses except the animals responsible and the cancerous PC mentality that demands this type of thing be covered up and never discussed at face value.

As I’m posting this a Yahoo news search of the Virginian Pilot brings up one hit on Ms Washington’s original editorial and one hit on the editor’s response followed by thousands of totally unrelated hits.

Global Warming Alarmists Taking A Beating

"Think they're still buying it?"

“Think they’re still buying it?”

As the hole ridden vessel that is man-made warming alarmism continues to sink, former alarmists and those they’ve misled dive for safety. We’ve seen it for as long as we’ve seen the “experts” called to account for their often skewed and in some cases out right misleading findings. The past couple of weeks has been no exception and may in fact have signaled the final warning to abandon ship or be lost forever in the sea of discredit.

In the first week of April there was the NASA letter. Sent to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr and signed by 49 former NASA employees, this letter was a desperate plea from the former employees for GISS and NASA to return to their historic standards of, “making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.” The letter goes on to make a scathing indictment of the current practices of NASA and GISS, referring to remarks made in press releases and web sites as “unproven and unsupported”. Click here for the entire letter along with all its signatories.

Then there was the outspoken environmental scientist and author James Lovelock. He disclosed this week that his claims regarding climate change had been “alarmist”. Lovelock said, “I made a mistake” and admits that his own environmental predictions as well as those of Al Gore and other Eco-disaster peddlers are guilty of exaggerating the facts. Lovelock went on to say, “The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened.” Stunningly, in his admission of his former alarmism he reveals the intent that most of us have known has always been the heart of the movement, that of greed. He says of his books, “I would be a little more cautious – but then that would have spoilt the book“.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the alarmist crowd, yesterday we were treated with video of Region 6 EPA Manager Al Armendariz articulating his views toward oil companies and all those on whom the Jedi mind trick of “The Science Is Settled” is having no effect. Armendariz takes an interesting approach in describing his beliefs when he likens his plight to that of ancient Roman soldiers who controlled the masses by rolling into Turkish villages and “crucifying” the first few inhabitants they would encounter.

That shocking revelation of the true mindset behind the environmental movement can be seen here.

Shocking Revelation Of The True Mindset Of the Environmental Movement

The following video is a brutally honest admission of the mindset behind the man made warming alarmism. This is EPA Region 6 Manager Al Armendariz explaining how he rolls.

The interesting thing about this video is the fact that Armendariz has since issued an apology stating that his choice of words was inappropriate. However, if you watch the video he tells the crowd that this is at least the second time he’s used his illustration.

My kids lie better than this administration. How did we get into this?

Letter To NASA

The following letter was sent to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. from 49 former employees with over 1100 years of combined service to NASA.

March 28, 2012

The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.
NASA Administrator
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Dear Charlie,

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites. We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data. With hundreds of well-known climate scientists and tens of thousands of other scientists publicly declaring their disbelief in the catastrophic forecasts, coming particularly from the GISS leadership, it is clear that the science is NOT settled.

The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA’s history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.

As former NASA employees, we feel that NASA’s advocacy of an extreme position, prior to a thorough study of the possible overwhelming impact of natural climate drivers is inappropriate. We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject. At risk is damage to the exemplary reputation of NASA, NASA’s current or former scientists and employees, and even the reputation of science itself.

For additional information regarding the science behind our concern, we recommend that you contact Harrison Schmitt or Walter Cunningham, or others they can recommend to you.

Thank you for considering this request.


(Attached signatures)

CC: Mr. John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for Science

CC: Ass Mr. Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center

Ref: Letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, dated 3-26-12, regarding a request for NASA to refrain from making unsubstantiated claims that human produced CO2 is having a catastrophic impact on climate change.

/s/ Jack Barneburg, Jack – JSC, Space Shuttle Structures, Engineering Directorate, 34 years
/s/ Larry Bell – JSC, Mgr. Crew Systems Div., Engineering Directorate, 32 years
/s/ Dr. Donald Bogard – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 41 years
/s/ Jerry C. Bostick – JSC, Principal Investigator, Science Directorate, 23 years
/s/ Dr. Phillip K. Chapman – JSC, Scientist – astronaut, 5 years
/s/ Michael F. Collins, JSC, Chief, Flight Design and Dynamics Division, MOD, 41 years
/s/ Dr. Kenneth Cox – JSC, Chief Flight Dynamics Div., Engr. Directorate, 40 years
/s/ Walter Cunningham – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 7, 8 years
/s/ Dr. Donald M. Curry – JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Leading Edge, Thermal Protection Sys., Engr. Dir., 44 years
/s/ Leroy Day – Hdq. Deputy Director, Space Shuttle Program, 19 years
/s/ Dr. Henry P. Decell, Jr. – JSC, Chief, Theory & Analysis Office, 5 years
/s/Charles F. Deiterich – JSC, Mgr., Flight Operations Integration, MOD, 30 years
/s/ Dr. Harold Doiron – JSC, Chairman, Shuttle Pogo Prevention Panel, 16 years
/s/ Charles Duke – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 16, 10 years
/s/ Anita Gale
/s/ Grace Germany – JSC, Program Analyst, 35 years
/s/ Ed Gibson – JSC, Astronaut Skylab 4, 14 years
/s/ Richard Gordon – JSC, Astronaut, Gemini Xi, Apollo 12, 9 years
/s/ Gerald C. Griffin – JSC, Apollo Flight Director, and Director of Johnson Space Center, 22 years
/s/ Thomas M. Grubbs – JSC, Chief, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch, 31 years
/s/ Thomas J. Harmon
/s/ David W. Heath – JSC, Reentry Specialist, MOD, 30 years
/s/ Miguel A. Hernandez, Jr. – JSC, Flight crew training and operations, 3 years
/s/ James R. Roundtree – JSC Branch Chief, 26 years
/s/ Enoch Jones – JSC, Mgr. SE&I, Shuttle Program Office, 26 years
/s/ Dr. Joseph Kerwin – JSC, Astronaut, Skylab 2, Director of Space and Life Sciences, 22 years
/s/ Jack Knight – JSC, Chief, Advanced Operations and Development Division, MOD, 40 years
/s/ Dr. Christopher C. Kraft – JSC, Apollo Flight Director and Director of Johnson Space Center, 24 years
/s/ Paul C. Kramer – JSC, Ass.t for Planning Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Div., Egr. Dir., 34 years
/s/ Alex (Skip) Larsen
/s/ Dr. Lubert Leger – JSC, Ass’t. Chief Materials Division, Engr. Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Dr. Humbolt C. Mandell – JSC, Mgr. Shuttle Program Control and Advance Programs, 40 years
/s/ Donald K. McCutchen – JSC, Project Engineer – Space Shuttle and ISS Program Offices, 33 years
/s/ Thomas L. (Tom) Moser – Hdq. Dep. Assoc. Admin. & Director, Space Station Program, 28 years
/s/ Dr. George Mueller – Hdq., Assoc. Adm., Office of Space Flight, 6 years
/s/ Tom Ohesorge
/s/ James Peacock – JSC, Apollo and Shuttle Program Office, 21 years
/s/ Richard McFarland – JSC, Mgr. Motion Simulators, 28 years
/s/ Joseph E. Rogers – JSC, Chief, Structures and Dynamics Branch, Engr. Directorate,40 years
/s/ Bernard J. Rosenbaum – JSC, Chief Engineer, Propulsion and Power Division, Engr. Dir., 48 years
/s/ Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt – JSC, Astronaut Apollo 17, 10 years
/s/ Gerard C. Shows – JSC, Asst. Manager, Quality Assurance, 30 years
/s/ Kenneth Suit – JSC, Ass’t Mgr., Systems Integration, Space Shuttle, 37 years
/s/ Robert F. Thompson – JSC, Program Manager, Space Shuttle, 44 years

/s/ Frank Van Renesselaer – Hdq., Mgr. Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, 15 years
/s/ Dr. James Visentine – JSC Materials Branch, Engineering Directorate, 30 years
/s/ Manfred (Dutch) von Ehrenfried – JSC, Flight Controller; Mercury, Gemini & Apollo, MOD, 10 years
/s/ George Weisskopf – JSC, Avionics Systems Division, Engineering Dir., 40 years
/s/ Al Worden – JSC, Astronaut, Apollo 15, 9 years
/s/ Thomas (Tom) Wysmuller – JSC, Meteorologist, 5 years

Obama’s Really, Really, Really Bad Week

Ever Have One Of Those Weeks?

Ever Have One Of Those Weeks?

This week, despite it only being half over has been utterly brutal on President Obama. And in typical fashion, the mainream media is in hyper-drive in their attempts to divert attention and veil the truth. So I’m taking it upon myself to make you aware of some of the stories said media will be diverting from and veiling.

First and foremost on the list of Obamafails this week is the Affordable Care Act. Now one would think that with a liberal justice who has stated her belief that it is her responsibility to socially engineer the nation from the bench and another liberal justice who was a paid advocate for Obamacare as Obama’s Solicitor General prior to her appointment to the high court and yet a third liberal justice who has implied the US Constitution is outdated and should not be used as a model to nations writing their own constitutions today, that getting this issue in front of the court would be a joyous occasion for the administration. Instead we’ve seen the level of incompetence we’ve come to expect from the administration in general in the arguments from the administration’s council. In addition, there’s been a much higher degree of skepticism voiced by the court than I think anyone on the left expected. Of course we won’t know the court’s decision until likely June but it is clear the administration is going into damage control mode based simply on the fact that all nine justices didn’t jump up on the bench, rip off their robes exposing t-shirts with images of a crowned Obama and perform a dance routine while singing the boy king praises. Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest referred to Obamacare today as a “bipartisan plan”. Earnest went on to say that, “The administration remains confident that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional; one of the reasons for that is that the original personal responsibility clause was a conservative idea”. In other words the liberal kids are pinning it on the conservative adults and basically saying, “If conservatives think it is constitutional, it must be so.” While I’m flattered that someone on the left finally admits that we conservatives tend to actually read and understand our founding documents, it doesn’t change the fact that his entire premise is nonsense.

A couple other hits the administration is taking this week include issues in which it appears there will be more congressional subpoenas for Democrats and the administration. The first of which is a report used to justify the Gulf oil moratorium and claims now surfacing that the report was doctored in order to make the case for the shutdown. White House energy advisor Carol Browner and staff are in hot water for rewriting parts of an Interior department report to make it seem as if the 6 month moratorium on Gulf oil production had been supported by the independent panel of experts tasked with reviewing deep water drilling practices following the BP spill. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has admitted to apologizing to the panel after some of its members complained of having been used by the administration for a political end. Regardless how this ends, it won’t undo the 12,000 plus lost jobs in the Gulf nor replace the estimated 1.8 billion dollars lost in the Gulf region since the moratorium.

In addition, subpoenas have been approved and will likely be issued in an attempt to get to the bottom of reports that administration appointees threatened a firm responsible for a report claiming that a new regulation on the coal industry will cost jobs. It has been claimed that said appointees made threats in an attempt to convince the firm first to change its findings and once it was clear that those attempts were in vain, threats were made in an attempt to convince the firm to withhold their findings altogether.

Now if that’s not enough to leave you feeling the president’s pain perhaps Obama’s scheme to tap the strategic oil reserves in an attempt to boost his reelection efforts will. The strategic oil reserves are a jointly held supply of which the US is only 1/28th owner. Obama has lobbied other nations and has so far gotten Great Brittan on board. However, at last check, 25 of the 28 nations involved are against Obama’s proposal to tap the reserves to lower prices. I guess to our European allies, many of whom get a great deal of their oil from the Middle East, helping Obama get reelected pales in importance to keeping the reserve intact while Iran is threatening to shut down the Strait of Hormuz.

To top things off we had yesterday’s “hot mic” gaff that shed some light on Obama’s intent to continue to weaken our allies and ourselves by selling ourselves to our potential enemies. You can look up any definition of treason you like and Obama’s statement to the Russian president fits 2 of the 3 definitions given.

What a freaking week…and it’s only Wednesday.

Obama or Ob One? President Gives Mind Numbing Press Conference

I just got my head all glued back together after an unfortunate cranial explosion while the president attempted to sell me another full load of fertilizer this morning.

I thought I’d take a few minutes here to respond to a few of Obama’s claims today. These are a few of Obama’s favorite talking points. It’s my firm belief that were we able to put some of this disingenuous rhetoric to bed the president might actually free himself from his victim mentality to the point the he could potentially move a little closer to becoming an effective leader. Yeah, I get it. He should have been a proven effective leader before seeking the office but this is what we’re currently stuck with. So here goes.

  • Obama likes to claim that his jobs bill contains items that have historically seen bipartisan support in Congress. These claims were repeated numerous times today. 

This is classic Obaminizing in that on this particular issue alone the president chooses to ignore the current state of the economy. Don’t come to us begging for yet another half trillion in this economy and expect me to bite simply because you threw a few conservative bones in the bag. What do you not understand about GET CONTROL OF YOUR SPENDING ADDICTION MR. PRESIDENT?

  • On a couple of occasions this morning Obama stated that Republican lawmakers who chose not to vote for his jobs bill will need to explain to him and America why.

First of all, no they don’t need to explain their vote to you your highness. Secondly, I’m quite sure Congressional Republicans have articulated their opposition to your bill quite clearly to the American public. Maybe you should pay closer attention. And most importantly, What about Reid, Schumer and the rest of the Democrats who have also stated they will not vote for the bill? Will they also receive a presidential time-out? Because despite your claims Mr. President, Republicans are welcoming a vote on your bill. We could have had a vote yesterday but your lap dog Harry Reid wouldn’t allow it.  

  • Obama stated this morning that there are too many people currently hurting for government to do nothing.

This is not a matter of Obama’s over intrusive administration doing nothing. Obama has set 30 year records in increased federal regulation, spent more money than any man in history, bailed out CERTAIN banks and auto makers, and attempted to impose his will in nearly every aspect of industry AND our private lives. And if you’ve been listening, though his being elected suggests most of you haven’t been, you know that we’ve just scrapped the surface of Obama’s vision of an America of the government, for the government and by the government.

I would submit, considering the ever worsening state of our economy despite all of these efforts, it may be time to take some advice from anyone who is not advocating the whole “spend our way to prosperity” pipedream. There is a mountain of easily accessible evidence that America wallowed in the Great Depression for 10 years longer than most of the world due to this same approach. Only this time in addition to the out of control spending, we have the massive increases in regulations. Obama hears EVERYDAY that these two factors are responsible for our current lack of recovery yet he refuses to hear it.

  • Obama stated that he has gone out of his way “to work with Republicans to find common ground in every instance”.

On this point I can’t totally fault the president. Though “in every instance” is a bit of a stretch, it’s true that he has made attempts to meet Republicans halfway. However, he leaves out the part about being forced to find common ground at two minutes to midnight after weeks of political gaming. Time and time again, going all the way back to the first two years of the administration when the president enjoyed a Democrat monopoly in Washington this congress has failed to accomplish anything long-term. From the debt ceiling crisis to appropriations crisis to the countless short-term budget extensions we’ve operated under for the past two and a half years this president has done little to unite the nation. The fact is, this president’s radical agenda and an apparent perception by some in congress that Obama’s actions signal a green light to all radical agendas has rendered our entire system impotent. 

The president also conveniently fails to mention the fact that he has used each of those instances to demonize what he likes to refer to as “the party of no” who are in fact responding to the will of their constituency unlike Obama.

  • The president expressed disbelief when he said, “…historically Republicans haven’t been opposed to building roads and bridges, why would they be opposed now?

This one is EASY. We tried that a minute ago. It cost at least three times as much as you’re currently asking for and was a TOTAL failure. Disbelief resolved.

  • He claimed to be behind the trade bills that have sat on his desk since he took office.

This one is self-explanatory.

  • “We’ve always said we would be open to a variety of ways to pay for it (the jobs bill)”

Bullshit. One of the president’s big selling points was that the bill was paid for. Then he came back and tasked other people to figure out how to pay for the bill. Perhaps NOW he’s open to suggestions but that’s not how he originally billed this bill. What ever happened to Obama’s promises of a “pay as you go” administration? Remember when he spoke so eloquently about how American households were well versed in the concept of living within ones means and that congress needed to do the same?

  • “Even ideas that used to be supported by Republicans, if I’m proposing them, suddenly Republicans forget it and they reject it.”

…sniff sniff… I can’t understand why Republicans wouldn’t just take your bait and forget all the little surprises tucked into your proposals.

Then he went on and on and on; over an hour and ten minutes in total of more class warfare rhetoric and his usual blame gaming. On two occasions he went so far as to imply that dissolving the EPA had become a Republican Party platform position. This guy’s lack of accountability and incessant clouding of issues with half-truths and exaggerations could only be rivaled by a very young child.

This guy really wants us to hate each other. Though it is fun to kill some time taking easy shots at his astounding underestimation of the public intellect, this press conference was somewhat disturbing in that nearly everything he said was a distortion of the truth or an utter lie.

It’s been my belief since Obama’s campaign that there were unmistakable similarities between Obama and Hugo Chavez in regard to their views of the role government should play in the lives of the governed. This whole class warfare thing is no different. Chavez rode into office in the arms of the disgruntled poor after making promises of leveling the playing field. Shortly thereafter the wealthy were out on their asses and now the state owns everything. Obama gives every indication that he feels he can do the same thing by mobilizing the poor against the rich. This is perhaps the only area in which he’s been consistent from campaign to now.

Educate yourselves America. Obama’s not rewriting the book on anything. There are examples of Obama’s approach to government throughout history. Some have failed and some have brought misery to millions.