It is no wonder that the (far-left) New York Times is going out of business. They just won't report news as it is. They have to (distort) report "what is" to "what they want it to be." What a disgrace their Paul Krugman and his article of 6/11 are. His portrayal of the Holocaust Museum killer, James W. von Brun as a "White Supremacist," spurred on by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly (of FOX News) is a dishonor to journalism. Krugman ignored glaring facts in order to smear those he hates (anyone to the right of his far-left opinions). The simple facts (the ones I ascribe to) are revealing when you simply look into von Brun's past. He's a radical nut that obviously hates Jews. He also hates Bush, McCain, the conservative publication, "Weekly Standard" and Corporations. He said, "Socialism represents the future of the West." And he hates FOX News, LIKE THE NEW YORK TIMES DOES! Sounds like a "left wing" NUT to me, and anyone seeking TRUTH! It makes Krugman and the N.Y. Times very DANGEROUS to America!!
I knew also, that Keith Olbermann of MSNBC shame could never pass up an opportunity to dump on anyone to the "right" of Obama. He NEVER lets truth or honesty get in the way of a good smear story, and he didn't disappoint, saying much the same as the NY Times. It would all be laughable, except I wonder how many people look to these two sources for news to shape their opinions? And there are hundreds of other newspapers out there today, (left-leaning, like the NY Times) with agendas and impressionable readers. Not Good!
Jeremiah Wright (with his silver tongue) is back in the news with, "Them Jews ain't going to let him (Obama) talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he'll talk to me in 5 years when he's a lame duck, or in 8 years when he's out of office. They will not let him talk to someone who calls a spade what it is. ....I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do." And I say what, pray tell, is that, reverend? I strongly believe the only reason Obama broke away from Rev. Wright a year ago was because the bigoted Wright grabbed news headlines regularly, with outrageous (and revealing) tirades. He would have, most probably, cost Obama the election. But you know that the reverend will have (quote) "his son" back when Obama's term is over, and "comes home" (my emphasis). The Obamas and Wright are VERY close. Scary close!
I find it interesting that there is all this turmoil about California being 24 Billion in debt now (it seems like just yesterday it was only 20 Billion). The state is very near fiscal total collapse, yet it seems all the "news" is about the plight of "Miss California", not the state of, the State of California. What's with all this national media? Hey, I truly love beautiful women, but gee whiz, every station, every day? And when California (the State) is sinking into the sea? Hey there media, the world also seems to have a thing or two going on you might find worthy of your time.
Speaking of nonsense, I would like to say that David Letterman is a funny man; and also a political activist. Since this seems to be the other item of news this past week, the media covered heavily, I'll add my two cents. Letterman's pattern is to abuse Republicans of note with crude, sometimes cruel jokes. I say he crossed the line when he said Sarah Palin went to a Yankee's game with her daughter. The "funny" part being that during the 7th inning her daughter got "knocked up" by Alex Rodriguez. Palin's daughter (with her) is 14 years old. Letterman later said he thought it was the other daughter, who is 18, suggesting she is a TRAMP, or, you know what. He never did apologize (without a punch line), nor did CBS. If he had cracked that joke about Clinton's daughter, or Obama's, he would be out of work right now. I am just pointing out the double standard in this country today, and abuse of power from a media bully pulpit. When they go too far, they cry, "But I am a comedian." Sarah Palin said it was "Pathetic." She was being kind. I wish, in front of his 10 million viewers, Todd Palin would CLOSE both of Letterman's eyes!
The one true indication of where the economy is headed is the JOBLESS rate. All other "indicators" like housing starts can be "fudged" by politicians (or economists run by politicians) with a story they feel must be told. There's an old saying, "Figures don't lie; but liars sure do figure." Obama vowed to hold unemployment to 8% and he would create millions of new jobs. Now unemployment is at 9.5% and will pass 10% for certain. The Economic picture (fundamentals and heavy spending) is lousy, yet the stock market is up. What gives? Mostly, I see it as pointing out the "disconnect" between Wall Street (the Financial World) and Main Street (the Real World). In the "Real" world there is a tipping point, when way too many are out of work, and many others fearful of the same. Then, spending slows heavily as we go into survival mode. Less goods bought=inventory build-up=layoffs, which perpetuates the cycle. It is that simple. The solution is JUST as simple. CREATE jobs! The economy (renewed buying) then rebounds naturally. So WHY are NO NEW JOBS happening with Hundreds of Billions of STIMULUS out there?
The Inspector General of the Americorp program, Gerald Walpin was given one hour to resign or be fired by President Obama, because the president "had lost confidence in him, and it was just time to move on." Obama himself supported the law passed a year ago, saying Inspectors General CANNOT be fired without 30 days notice before Congress AND REASONS for dismissal. This was to prevent interference of them doing their jobs, which is investigating waste, fraud and abuse within federal agencies. But Walpin was heavily into investigating the misuse of Federal Funds by Kevin Johnson, ex-pro basketball player, Mayor of Sacramento, and staunch supporter and good friend of Barack Obama's. Which of course, changes all the rules. You don't "mess" with Obama's friends. They can do no wrong, and if they do, you had best forget it, or look for a new job!
We BAILOUT Huge Corporations, many with OFFSHORE headquarters (to evade high U.S. taxation) and much of their production done OVERSEAS. Who profits? Stockholders - NOT American WORKERS - who would then buy more, decreasing inventory, etc. Of course some of the stockholders are us (the little people) with Mutual Funds -and Pensions. But MOST are Big Wheeler-Dealers.
NOTHING is being done for Small to Medium Businesses that account for about 75% of ALL NEW JOBS! No money handed out, no tax cuts or incentives to hire, no "too necessary to fail." Instead, we will tax them MORE (anything over $250,000 income) and increase their light and heat bills (soon to come with stupid "Cap and Tax") which they must then, pass on to (us) the buyers.
Are "Our Leaders" that STUPID, to miss all this? No. Think subterfuge! It is GOVERNMENT jobs they WANT to create. It is GOVERNMENT jobs they WILL create. If you are not on WELFARE (in some form or other) you will eventually become EMPLOYED BY the U.S. Government. Either way, (they know) you will NOT Vote your "Security Blanket" out of office. This is the A.C.O.R.N Mission Statement, on steroids. POWER by Control! CONTROL by Dependency! - a.k.a. "Welfare State!"
"Cap and Trade" will be a HUGE money-maker and tool for a "Socialized" government disguised as GOOD for the Environment and to alleviate Global Warming. Noble causes sold to us by the far left and Al Gore. He was barely a millionaire when he left office. Boy, would he have taken a pay cut if he had won the presidency. He has over 100 million now, and WILL BE a Billionaire soon, riding the coattails of "Cap and Trade" and his "Global Warming" fiction-depiction. He is POSITIONING his new "fortune" to "capitalize immensely", as he zooms all over in his PRIVATE JET, preaching the EVILS of fossil fuels!
Khalid Sheikh Mohamad masterminded the 9/11 attacks on America. He was captured in March of 2003. He scornfully stated, "I'll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer." Well, he didn't get to see his lawyer until months later, and AFTER he "coughed up" much valuable information through "enhanced interrogation." Terrorist plots were thwarted and many American lives were saved. How many? Who knows. ONE American saved is enough for me.
Obama (a while back) when speaking of captured "Enemy Combatants" (they're no longer "terrorists" - too offensive) said, "Are we going to mirandize them and treat them like shoplifters down the block? Of course not!" Well, GUESS WHAT? Today, in Afghanistan, we are READING THEM THEIR DAMNED RIGHTS! Can you believe this crap coming from our "Commander in Chief?" Is this a WAR or are we arresting them for MISDEMEANERS? Obama told the F.B.I. to" mirandize" the worst offenders, "You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney..." It makes me want to vomit!
U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, a former F.B.I. Agent and U.S. Army officer, went on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and witnessed these Miranda readings. He was surprised because Obama HAD NOT BRIEFED CONGRESS on this. (More "transparency," Sir?) And he said the International Red Cross goes into these detention centers and tells them, "SAY NOTHING, you want a lawyer." Representative Rogers says, "The problem is you take that guy at three in the morning off a compound right outside Kabul where he's building bomb materials to kill U.S. SOLDIERS, and read him his RIGHTS by four, and the Red Cross is saying TAKE THE LAWYER! You have now created quite a confusion amongst the F.B.I., the C.I.A. and the U.S. Military. And confusion is the last thing you want in a combat zone." I couldn't agree more. I see a conniving, untrustworthy "COMMANDER IN CHIEF" endangering "his troops" by pampering the ENEMY (creating uncertainty in the Ranks) IN A WAR ZONE - WHILE AT WAR! What do you see? And he didn't feel the need to APPRISE CONGRESS of such a radical change in "policy" either.
About 250 Guantanamo Bay "prisoners" (with "laptops" and $14 meals/day - guarded by Soldiers getting $4 meals/day) are awaiting their Attorneys and Court Dates right now. That was REVOLTING to me and REPULSIVE enough, before this LATEST REVELATION. Through these trials much information will be divulged about our surveillance and other classified stuff to BENEFIT our enemies. And OUR lawyers, at OUR expense, will query OUR agents in OUR Courtrooms to FIND SOME LOOPHOLE to FREE OUR ENEMY to KILL OUR YOUNG PEOPLE! This is worse than crazy! Now MIRANDA RIGHTS AND LAWYERS for the SCUM killing and maiming our brave young men and women. How much did the A.C.L.U. lawyers put into Obama's campaign fund? Maybe the Soldiers (MAIMED, DYING, IN JEOPARDY) should "pass the hat" and KICK IN for their "Commander in Chief." when you add in "apology tours," bowing to Arabs and pretty much saying Iran's religious nuts can have their atomic bombs. Is it any wonder that we are laughing stocks to the rest of the world?
As a proud American, altogether too often, I am embarrassed by my President's actions. He doesn't speak for "ME." He doesn't feel what "I" feel. I don't know this man. Then there is the runaway spending, the takeover of or dictating to, private industries, and seeming disregard for our Constitution. He wants to "remake" America. I want to RECLAIM America. And I want to respect the highest office in the land - but it's getting really difficult.
It's One American's View. Thanks for listening! Phil Faustman