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Years after implementing a costly passenger screening program, the Homeland Security agency responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation system failed to detect terrorists at U.S. airports on nearly two dozen occasions.

As a result the terrorists slipped right through “security” checkpoints and boarded commercial airplanes, according to a government report <http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11461t.pdf> that’s difficult to swallow nearly a decade after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history.

Known as Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT), the innovative project was implemented with great fanfare to enhance aviation security after Islamic terrorist slammed commercial jets into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. In 2010 SPOT cost taxpayers nearly $212 million and the Obama Administration wants $232 million for it this year.

But on at least 23 occasions its highly specialized Behavior Detection Officers failed to stop terrorists from boarding planes, investigators found. At least 16 people who were later charged or pleaded guilty to terrorism charges slipped through eight different U.S. airports with SPOT programs, according to the GAO’s findings.

But don’t worry, the TSA is doing a good job and The Border is more secure than ever.
Oh and…

Special Parole Pushed For Illegal Immigrants With Kids

The  Illinois congressman charged with crafting President Obama’s amnesty bill has embarked on a national tour to promote a special program that allows illegal immigrants with children to remain in the United States.

Launched by Democrat Luis Gutierrez, the “Campaign For American Children and Families” aims to grant a special parole to illegal aliens who have relatives in the U.S. so that families can remain together in the land of opportunity. The measure is essential to help those “whose lives are being turned upside down by deportation,” according to the veteran lawmaker who authored a bill to give the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants amnesty.

His national tour will visit at least 20 cities and feature heartbreaking testimony from illegal immigrant families torn apart by deportation. Children and spouses of removed illegal aliens will take the microphone to tell their sob stories at the various rallies, Gutierrez promises.

The goal is to pressure Obama into using his executive power to halt deportations while a broader amnesty bill is being considered by Congress. Immigration reform is necessary in the long run, Gutierrez says, but in the meantime the government must ensure that it doesn’t “needlessly deport” those who are working, raising families and “contributing to our nation and economic recovery.” Obama must “provide relief” from deportation, the congressman asserts. (Judical Watch)

THE FOLLOWER-IN-CHIEF

President Barack Obama will lay out his plan for reducing the nation’s deficit Wednesday, belatedly entering a fight over the nation’s long-term financial future. But in addition to suggesting cuts—the current focus of debate—the White House looks set to aim its firepower on a more divisive topic: taxes.

In a speech Wednesday, Mr. Obama will propose cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, and changes to Social Security, a discussion he has largely left to Democrats and Republicans in Congress. He also will call for tax increases for people making over $250,000 a year, a proposal contained in his 2012 budget, and changing parts of the tax code he thinks benefit the wealthy.

“Every corner of the federal government has to be looked at here,” David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, said Sunday in one of multiple television appearances. “Revenues are going to have to be part of this,” he said, referring to tax increases.

Until now, Mr. Obama has been largely absent from the raging debate over the long-term deficit. The White House has done little with the recommendations of its own bipartisan deficit commission. And Mr. Obama’s 2012 budget didn’t offer many new ideas for tackling entitlement spending, among the biggest long-term drains on the federal budget.

That’s kind, he made absolutely no mention of entitlements and advocated  increased spending in his own budget he put out 3 months ago.

But that was a tactical maneuver, so we should just forget it and move on. 🙂

The president stayed out of the long-term deficit debate in an apparent effort to see whether Republicans would move first in offering long-term deficit-reduction ideas—something House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan did with an ambitious plan last week to trim spending now and in the future.

And what do you bet it will be the Class Warfare repackaged. More taxes on “wealthy” people (not “rich” that’s passe’) and the magic $250,000.
Give the impression that he care about cutting spending.
But he has to do it so the Orwellian “proposals” are done in such a way that when the Republican object it’s because “they don’t want to compromise”.
That will be the mantra.
And of course as I have said, “compromise” with a liberal means “do as I say and shut up!”
It’s all about perception and Ministry of Truth mantras.
It’s not like he really wants to do anything about spending. He just wants to LOOK like it and cast the Republicans as “extreme” (2011 version of “obstructionist”).
Oh and the new buzz phrase is “shared sacrifice”.
The evil “rich” get to share more (aka taxes increases) and you get to “sacrifice” for his greater good.
You can trust Mr “extreme” himself, Sen. ‘Up’Chuck Schumer:

Schumer argued that Ryan’s 2012 budget proposal for reducing the deficit – which the Republican Party unveiled last week – placed a disproportionately heavy burden on the middle-class, and said the president’s plan would instead emphasize a “shared sacrifice” among the American people.

“The Ryan budget focuses on the middle class,” Schumer argued. “You need to share sacrifice. And we believe that, for instance, defense cuts should be greater than Ryan proposed. There’s waste there like everywhere else.

“Even more importantly, there has to be revenues. If you’re going to reduce the deficit, how do you allow the oil companies to get huge subsidies based on a time when oil was $17 a barrel, not $100? How do you give tax breaks for multimillionaires and companies that send jobs overseas, and yet decimate middle class programs?

“It’s got to be fair and across the board,” Schumer insisted.

It’s all politics. 😦 But it’s “fair” 🙂
Oh and that “civility” thing:

Here is Rep. Slaughter telling people that Republicans want to kill women and are like the Nazis because they want to stop taxpayer money from funding Planned Parenthood.  You just can’t make this stuff up.  By the way, weren’t the Nazis pro-abortion, especially among minority communities?  Hmmm… it seems that the Nazis’ view on abortion is much closer to the Democrat view and the actual practices of Planned Parenthood.

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdaG6U6U6U

Just remember, Democrats will say anything to get an emotional response and decision out of people so said people are less likely to look at actual facts.

You aren’t against “compromise” and “fairness” are you? 🙂

And the hyperbole, fear, and emotional appeals will be sickening.

But Orwell will be proud of his son Barack. Of that there is no doubt!

And neither will the Ministry of Truth’s cheerleading of their favorite son.

The build up by them to Wednesday’s speech will undoubtedly be something just under Messianic and the after glow will last for months…

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Calling The Politically Correct Police!

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The Captain of the USS Enterpise was fired yesterday.

Not Kirk. Not Picard. Not Archer.

Not even the Clone Kirk.

And it wasn’t because they were taken over by an alien parasite and destroyed a planet or something.

It was much worse.

It was POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!! From 4 years ago.

Captain Owen Honors, the Captain of the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier The USS Enterprise was fired for making a insensitive, homophobic, frat-boy anti-gay video 4 years ago as the XO (executive officer).

4 Years ago!

So be afraid, if you have ever made fun of gays before on any level ever or any perception thereof by them, they will be coming after you, you homophobic bigot!

The decision came three days after the Virginian-Pilot newspaper posted on its website edited clips (leaked?) of at least three videos that were made on board the Enterprise in 2006 or 2007, when Honors was the executive officer, or second in command. He was named commanding officer in May 2010.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and a Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the biography said.

So to put it in gay speak, he was Outted for being politically incorrect. 4 YEARS AGO.

It hasn’t hampered his command in the 8 months he has been Captain. But now that gays in the military have there power to destroy you if they want to, watch out!

The Politically Correct Police are out to get you!

Was what he did insensitive, yep. Was it inappropriate, yep. Ever known a parody or an over-the-top riff to be politically correct?

The Navy will continue to investigate the videos “to include the actions of other senior officers who knew of the videos and the actions they took in response,” the Navy said in its statement.

So watch out! They are coming to get you!

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A Silly Interlude

 

Queen Pelosi went on a Binge before being dethroned as Speaker.

Nancy Pelosi’s final days as Speaker of the House were spent at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu in Kona on the island of Hawaii in a suite that is estimated to be $10,000 a night. Not to mention the cost of her own plane and security.

So one more frat girl binge for the Queen of the World. (Obama’s vacation was estimated at $1.5 million).

On being demoted to Empress of Her own Liberal regime:

Pelosi said at a news conference with other House Democrats. “When our Republican colleagues have positive solutions, again, they will have a willing partner in solving the problems of the American people.”
SINCE WHEN!!!???  <<industrial strength Barf Bag will not be enough!>> Red Alert!
“Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go. Unfortunately, that will be changed, now. ”
Delusional, much?
She will return to her former role as a barbed thorn in the side of the GOP, and is likely to become the nation’s liberal-in-chief.
“I think her base will see her as a noble warrior deserving of all the accolades that come with it,” Mike Franc (Heritage Foundation) said. “And she’s got a leaner, meaner, more ideologically coherent caucus to work with.”
“There’s a big chunk of the country that’s non-ideological and is prepared to just keep whacking whichever party they see as not doing the job, not honestly trying to solve problems,” said Morris Fiorina, a political scientist at the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford University. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Count Me in!
Then there’s  Sen. ‘Up’Chuck Schumer on ObamaCare: “It was a central value to us when we passed health care, and a central value to the American people, that members of Congress should get the same health care as everyone else,” Schumer told POLITICO this morning. “It seems unfair that house Republicans want to deprive middle-class Americans of the same health care as members of Congress but to keep it for themselves.”
Should we pad all the offices of the liberals  in the Congress?? Or do we need Dr. Phil to go there and do an Intervention?
Joy “The Psychotic” Behar of The View:
“Do you think this Constitution-loving is getting out of hand?” Joy Behar wondered on her January 3 HLN program. She was referring to GOP plans to read the Constitution in its entirety on the House floor later in the week
“I mean, is it a nod to the Tea Party?” Behar asked Press, before unwittingly, perhaps, answering her own question: “Is it the first time a lot of congressmen will have heard about it, er, read it?” 

Well it isn’t 2,000+ pages so probably not.

Wait, they never read those either… 🙂
But I’m all for more “Constitution Loving”!!! 🙂
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Quote George Bernard Shaw: “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

– Instead of “progressive,” always use the words “oppressive” or “regressive.” When called on this, feign puzzlement. “But how is it progressive to steal free citizens’ liberty, money, and hope, and hand it all over to government bureaucrats?”

Ask a BHO ogler to name the three shortest books in the world: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Rahm Emanuel; Humility and Its Virtues, by Barack Obama; What the Constitution Means to Me, by Nancy Pelosi.

Quote with appropriate reverence and non-judgmental, multicultural appreciation the great Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini: to marry a girl before she begins menstruating is “a divine blessing.” If your liberal friend starts sputtering, cheerfully inquire, “Who are you to judge another culture—you’re not Islamophobic, are you?”

Tell them you don’t give a damn about the polar bears. And it’s not because you don’t like cute, fluffy, white carnivores; it’s because you find it hard to accept a species whose population has increased fivefold—from 5,000 to 25,000—in the last five decades can actually be in any kind of trouble.

Diss Avatar. Liberals love Avatar. It’s the film with everything: oppressed native peoples; a disabled hero; mixed race (actually mixed species, even better) romance; dumb, probably republican-voting baddies coming unstuck; Mother Gaia in the form of a pretty, shiny tree; an environmentalist theme. Therefore, never refer to the film as Avatar; instead use the title of South Park’s horribly accurate parody: Dances with Smurfs.

I liked the movie, I just ignored the over-the-top hippie liberalism.

– Quote Auberon Waugh: “The urge to pass new laws must be seen as an illness, not much different from the urge to bite old women. Anyone suspected of suffering from it should either be treated with the appropriate pills or, if it is too late for that, elected to parliament [or congress, as the case may be] and paid a huge salary with endless holidays, to do nothing whatever.”

– Tell a joke. Q: why is it so hard for liberals to make eye contact? A: Obama’s rear doesn’t have eyes.

Invite your liberal friends for a barbecue. Why? To celebrate the day when the lives of hundreds of thousands of young American and Allied servicemen were saved thanks to President Truman’s fine, principled decision to drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima. Serve Kamikaze cocktails (natch): equal parts Vodka, Triple Sec, and lime juice.

Have some Global Warming Fun: On a beautiful, hot summer’s day, invite a liberal to crack open a can or two of ice cold beer by the pool. Say: “Run that Cap and Trade thing by me one more time because there’s something I don’t get. You guys are saying that we need to raise taxes and make energy more expensive so we can get less weather like this?”

– When a liberal asks what you’re buying your kids for their birthdays, say: “Oh, I guess the usual: more ammo.”

– Give your small children toy guns and tell your liberal friend, “Yeah, I think this is the best way to break them in so they can handle the real thing when they’re six or seven.”

–Never let liberals forget that the sub-prime mortgage disaster was Bill Clinton’s fault. In 1995 President Clinton’s changes to the Community Reinvestment Act enabled ACORN to run a politically correct extortion campaign against mortgage lenders, compelling them by force of law to make unsound (sub-prime) loans to poor minorities who never stood a hope of repaying them.

–The top 5 percent of taxpayers contribute 60 percent of government revenue; the top 10 percent of taxpayers contribute 75 percent; another two fifths make up the rest. Half the U.S. population is now exempt from paying tax. 2012 may turn out to be the first presidential election in American history where non- taxpaying voters outnumber taxpaying voters.

“The soundest way to raise revenues in the long run is to cut taxes now. The purpose of cutting taxes now is…to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.” Ronald Reagan? One of the Bushes? F.A. Hayek? Arthur Laffer? No: JFK.

Tell a joke: Q. Why should liberals be buried 100 feet below the ground? A. Because deep down they are really good people.

Now, let the Politically Correct Police come for me… 🙂

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The 2005 Democrats Vs. The 2010 Democrats

You decide who wins.

The Obama White House has recently announced that they will go forward with a reconciliation process — sometimes called the “nuclear option” — to try and pass their government run healthcare plan in the Senate. This process circumvents a Republican filibuster and only requires a simple majority vote of 51 rather than 60.

What did top Democrats think of this process previously?  See below…

Barack Obama 4/25/05: “The President hasn’t gotten his way. And that is now prompting a change in the Senate rules that really I think would change the character of the Senate forever…what I worry about would be that you essentially still have two chambers the House and the Senate but you have simply majoritarian absolute power on either side, and that’s just not what the founders intended.”


Hillary Clinton 5/23/2005: “So this president has come to the majority here in the Senate and basically said ‘change the rules.’ ‘Do it the way I want it done.’ And I guess there just weren’t very many voices on the other side of the isle that acted the way previous generations of senators have acted and said ‘Mr. President we are with you, we support you, but that’s a bridge too far we can’t go there.’ You have to restrain yourself Mr. President.

Charles Schumer 5/18/2005: “We are on the precipice of a crisis, a constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this Republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances which say that if you get 51% of the vote you don’t get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing it’s almost a temper tantrum.

Harry Reid 5/18/2005: “Mr. President the right to extended debate is never more important than the one party who controls congress and the white house. In these cases the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government.”

Dianne Feinstein 5/18/2005: The nuclear option if successful will turn the Senate into a body that could have its rules broken at any time by a majority of senators unhappy with any position taken by the minority. It begins with judicial nominations. Next will be executive appointments and then legislation.

Joe Biden 5/23/2005: This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. It is a fundamental power grab.

Harry Reid 5/18/2005: “But no we are not going to follow the Senate rules. No, because of the arrogance of power of this Republican administration.”

Chris Dodd 5/18/2005: “I’ve never passed a single bill worth talking about that didn’t have a lead co sponsor that was a Republican. And I don’t know of a single piece of legislation that’s ever been adopted here that didn’t have a Republican and Democrat in the lead. That’s because we need to sit down and work with each other. The rules of this institution have required that. That’s why we exist. Why have a bicameral legislative body? Why have two chambers? What were the framers thinking about 218 years ago? They understood Mr. President that there is a tyranny of the majority.

Dianne Feinstein 5/18/2005: “If the Republican leadership insists on forcing the nuclear option the senate becomes ipso facto the House of Representatives where the majority rules supreme and the party of power can dominate and control the agenda with absolute power.”

Hillary Clinton 5/23/2005: “You’ve got majority rule and then you have the senate over here where people can slow things down where they can debate where they have something called the filibuster. You know it seems like it’s a little less than efficient — well that’s right it is. And deliberately designed to be so.”

Joe Biden 5/23/05: “I say to my friends on the Republican side you may own the field right now buy you won’t own it forever I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.”

Charles Schumer 5/23/2005: “They want their way every single time. And they will change the rules, break the rules, and misread the constitution so that they will get their way.”

Hillary Clinton 5/23/2005: “The Senate is being asked to turn itself inside out, to ignore the precedent to ignore the way our system has work, the delicate balance that we have obtain that has kept this constitution system going, for immediate gratification of the present President.”

Max Baucus 5/19/2005: “This is the way Democracy ends. Not with a bomb but with a gavel.”

My how times have changed.

And the Hypocrisy is on the other foot.