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… The Iran – Nukes Deal is a Obscene Joke [A Sham] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 16th,2016

.. y’all know where I stand . I think that this thing is one big obscene joke .

.. I then received in my inbox a report excoriating the interim deal. The report came from a task force put together by JINSA , an international pro-Israel organization, and was co-authored by respected conservative foreign policy guru Eric Edelman and Dennis Ross . Curious that Ross would not give them an appreciation for how we got to this point and how entirely misguided is the administration’s current approach.

.. The task force’s executive summary explains the depth of the concern about the interim deal (the “JPA” or the Joint Plan of Action):

We believe the JPA is deeply flawed because the combination of interim and final concessions it contains undermine[s] the effort to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Our previous report, issued in the run-up to Geneva, spelled out six principles to which any deal must conform to protect U.S. national security interests. To be acceptable, we argued any deal must require Iran to resolve outstanding international concerns, adhere to international legal requirements and roll back its nuclear program. It would also need to put in place a strict inspections regime and clear deadlines for Iran to uphold its commitments. Finally, we made the case that, to obtain such a deal, the United States would have to negotiate and enforce it from a position of strength, to make it unmistakably plain to Tehran that it has the most to lose from the failure of diplomacy.

The rest of the report explains the ways in which the interim deal is a setback.

.. The most serious problem is the one Congress has already identified: “The JPA will cause U.S. leverage against Iran to diminish while a comprehensive settlement is negotiated and implemented. This is because the deal has begun unlacing the international sanctions regime that initially helped force Iran to the negotiating table. In addition, the deal has been interpreted by both the Rouhani and Obama administrations as obliging the United States not to legislate further sanctions – or even to pass legislation that threatens to implement further sanctions in the event Iran fails to fulfill its obligations.” We therefore have been put on the road to capitulation…

.. In essence, we give up a good deal of leverage in exchange for a deal that “does not place strict enough limits on Iran’s enrichment program to deny it nuclear weapons capability. It does not begin rolling back Iran’s enrichment progress before the mid-2014 deadline. Instead it caps certain enrichment levels, stockpiles, centrifuges and the plutonium track while a comprehensive agreement is worked out. It also allows Iran to build up its nuclear program to temporarily build down its enrichment levels and stockpiles. It does not cover work on weaponization or delivery systems. Iran could thus continue approaching nuclear weapons capability during this time, all the more so if the interim deal is renewed. Afterward, the JPA does not place permanent limits on Iran’s enrichment. This would do little to nothing to prevent a nuclear Iran over the long term.” In fact, it recognizes enrichment will be subject to mutual agreement, which Iran (or any reader) would assume preserves its claimed “right to enrich.”

.. If we have essentially given up on dismantling Iran’s entire nuclear program, the task force argues that, at the very least, we must reach a final deal in six months that allows no enrichment above 5 percent, a full inspection regime, strict limits on the number of centrifuges and the dismantling of Fordow.

.. We would hope Congress pays close attention . But even this report leaves me with some questions , specifically :

  • Does the president think we can disable the threat of a Iran as a “threshold nuclear power”?
  • If not, how did he remain in the administration and how did he not alert the country?
  • If he does still believe that is possible, why is he pursuing a course of action that will make that goal harder to reach

In short, the JINSA report is invaluable in telling us what is wrong with the JPA , but Mr. Ross should tell us what is wrong with the president. He knows him, and he began this policy that has led to ruin. The administration has done exactly the opposite of what is required and hampered our ability to attain a goal that the country thought it shared. If out of design or ignorance the president is moving us to an alternative of containment or a nuclear-capable Iran, we need to know about it.

That is really the key to determining what the administration’s real policy is here and how and when Congress needs to act. At issue here is a nuclear-capable Iran. .

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… No , You Idiot [on Voter IDs] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 20th,2014

.. POTUS has to be out of his mind ..

.. having citizens use IDs in order to vote helps to preserve democracy ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blogpost ..

.. how he can claim otherwise is beyond me . The problem is that Obama is an evil and narcissistic bastard . He is an Alinskyite , and that is all that he knows …

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… Holding Children Responsible for the Parents ‘ Debts …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 19th,2014

.. when it comes from an overpayment (in this case , from the Social Security Administration) …

.. so , what exactly did the government do ? One arm [the S.S.A.] sent notice about the debt to another arm [the I.R.S.] . The Infernal Revenue Service prompty seized the money from her tax refund ..

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. one problem was that the supposed debt was only about $2,700 . The amount of the tax refund was about $4,400 . So the government took the whole thing … the next was the stunt that the government did to lift the statute of limitations …

.. let me reproduce a segment of the blognews from the HotAir post , so that you understand …

When [Mary] Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.

Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery…

“It was a shock,” said Grice, 58. “What incenses me is the way they went about this. They gave me no notice, they can’t prove that I received any overpayment, and they use intimidation tactics, threatening to report this to the credit bureaus.”…

Social Security officials told Grice that six people — Grice, her four siblings and her father’s first wife, whom she never knew — had received benefits under her father’s account. The government doesn’t look into exactly who got the overpayment; the policy is to seek compensation from the oldest sibling and work down through the family until the debt is paid.

SSA insists that they did send notice — to a P.O. Box that Grice hasn’t owned for 35 years, even though they have her current address.

How can they demand restitution for a mistaken payment made in the late 1970s, let alone from someone who didn’t even receive it? Because: The farm bill that passed in 2011 lifted the 10-year statute of limitations on debts owed to the feds. Treasury has collected more than $400 million since then on very old obligations, many of them below the radar of public scrutiny because the amounts are often small enough, i.e. a few hundred dollars, that the targets find it’s cheaper to pay up than to fight. It’s a shakedown, based on the flawed assumption that a child not only must have benefited from the overpayment to his parent but that he/she received the entirety of the benefit, with little proof offered that the debt even exists. (One man who was forced to pay demanded a receipt from SSA affirming that his balance was now zero. The SSA clerk told him he’d put in the request but that the man shouldn’t expect to receive anything.) The only reason you’re hearing about Grice’s case, I think, is because they went after her for thousands, not hundreds, of dollars, which was enough of a hit to make her get a lawyer. Turns out that the feds had seized and then continued to hold her federal and state refunds, an amount greater than $4,400 — even though they were only demanding $2,996 from her to pay off her father’s debt. Lo and behold, once WaPo found out and started asking questions, the $1,400 excess was promptly returned to her. Amazing how fast bureaucracy can move when someone looks behind the curtain.

The whole thing is Kafkaesque — opaque, oppressive, arbitrary, and sinister in its indifference to making sure the right person pays so long as someone does. After reading the story, it’s not obvious to me what’s stopping Treasury from demanding a payment from every taxpayer whose parents are dead. If the chief witnesses are gone and the feds don’t have to prove that a child actually received any benefits from overpayment, the only “check” on this process is SSA’s willingness to tell the truth about who owes them money and how much. You trust them, don’t you?

.. LEC here again :

.. so , you understand the basic gist … Kafkaesque – sounding , doesn’t it…

.. another cheap stunt is the change in the statute of limitations for old debts , and slipping it into he farm bill . That is a very serious legal problem for the government . It is also unconstitutional . What the gowas make a change in the law that was ” ex post facto . ” Basically , you have reinstated a debt that expired by the statute of limitations [in the 1980s , in their case] , and misused the law to reinstitute it …

.. It does not matter whether it is a criminal matter or a civil matter . Doing that action ” ex post facto ” is an unconstitutional act . So , they should challenge it , and have it struck down …

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… A Disgraceful Act [#Brandeis Cowardice] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. the hashtag line is mine own . The titile is both that of the piece in the Weekly Standard , and that of the author of the letter – writer …

.. Dr. Jeffrey Herf , PHd (History) , a well – known and literate historian , has his PHd from Brandeis in 1981 . He wrote this letter to the President of Brandeis University , and evidently submitted it to the Weekly Standard for publication . Normally , it would be in the Letters to the Editor Section . TWS co – executive editor Bill Kristol submitted it to his readers in its entirety …

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..

.. [link] to the news piece ..

.. as do I . It is well worth your time to read , and speaks for itself …

The distinguished intellectual historian Jeffrey Herf, whose Ph.D. is from Brandeis, has written an eloquent and powerful letter to Brandeis president Fred Lawrence. Prof. Herf concludes:

That the president of a university founded by Jews in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust should have rescinded an honor to a woman who has had the courage to attack the most important source of Jew-hatred in the world today is a disgraceful act and a failure of leadership. Instead of appeasing intolerance in your faculty, you should have taken this moment to reaffirm the values for which Brandeis has stood for so long and reconfirm the place of universities as models of tolerance and enlightenment in our troubled society. Once a proud alumnus, I will be forced to disavow my relationship with Brandeis in the future.

Here’s the complete letter, well worth reading in full.

Dear President Lawrence:

As a scholar whose 1981 PhD comes from Brandeis, I read the news that you rescinded the offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali with particular disgust and anger. Your decision is an act of cowardice and appeasement to those 85 faculty members who signed their document of intolerance, and it has done deep and long-lasting damage to a university whose very existence is predicated on redressing the damage that discrimination within the academy had done to American Jews for so many years. Unless you can find some way to repair the damage you have done, I will not identify with or support Brandeis as long as you are its President.

Ms. Hirsi has had the courage to say unpopular things about the religion of Islam and the ideology of Islamism. In two of my prize-winning books, Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009) and The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard University Press, 2006), I have had occasion to address the role of Islam and Islamism in fanning the flames of Jew-hatred. In publishing work that documents the role of the Islamist interpretation of the Koran in promulgating the most absurd and idiotic ideas about the Jews, I have faced intolerance from scholars working on the Middle East. They have denounced well-founded scholarship as “Islamophobia” or “Zionist propaganda” and denied that the Koran or Islamism could possibly have anything to do with anti-Semitism. Like Tony Kushner and Desmond Tutu, to whom Brandeis has given honorary degrees, they have erroneously argued that Arab and Islamist antagonism to Israel is exclusively the result of the alleged sins of Israel. As far as I know, neither has had anything of substance to say about the role of Islam and Islamism in fanning the flames of hatred of the Jews and of Israel. These critics have said that those of us who point to the anti-Jewish elements of the Koran and the Jew-hatred of modern Islamists are guilty of intolerance towards Muslims. I have seen this up close for years now. The last place I expected to find groveling, embarrassing appeasement of this rubbish was from the president of Brandeis University.

No doubt, Hirsi’s comments about Islam offend many believers. The same was true of Sigmund Freud’s Future of an Illusion. Freud, you will recall, dismissed religion as the product of a universal infantile neurosis of humanity. Yet I doubt that if Freud were alive today, those 85 faculty members would have protested his honorary degree. On the contrary, his criticism of religion in general, especially of Judaism or Christianity, would be seen as simply an entry ticket into intellectual respectability.

Your decision reflects a now-widespread double standard of broad criticism of Judaism and Christianity combined with fear—yes it is fear—to write and speak with equal critical spirit about Islam. We historians of modern Germany and Nazism know that the Nazi interpretation of Christianity as well as the core texts of the Christian tradition itself, were used by the Nazis to justify their mass murders. In our own time, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brothers, Al Qaeda and the government of Iran, despite their differences, all draw on phrases from the Koran and in the texts of subsequent Islamic commentaries to find theological justification for antagonism to Jews, Zionism and the state of Israel.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been willing to point this out, something Kushner and Tutu have never done. That the president of a university founded by Jews in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust should have rescinded an honor to a woman who has had the courage to attack the most important source of Jew-hatred in the world today is a disgraceful act and a failure of leadership. Instead of appeasing intolerance in your faculty, you should have taken this moment to reaffirm the values for which Brandeis has stood for so long and reconfirm the place of universities as models of tolerance and enlightenment in our troubled society. Once a proud alumnus, I will be forced to disavow my relationship with Brandeis in the future.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Herf

Professor, Department of History
University of Maryland
College Park

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… One Would Think that the First Black President would be …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. a uniter ..

.. unfortunately , he has not been that at all .

.. Barack Obama tends to forget that he is of mixed – race heritage . He is not just only a black man . He is both black and white . It is as if he has totally rejected any acknowledgement of his white background and heritage . Oh , Oh yes , that is most definitely causing problems …

.. [h/t — DailyRushbo]..
.. [link] to the show segment ..

.. the MahaRushie brings a well – known and salient point to the argument . One would think that he would be a uniter , maybe even a pacifier . He has been neither . Even worse , he has brought a great deal of exacerbated racial tension to the nation ‘ s body politic ….

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… Hilarious Spoof [of His Lordship] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 5th,2014

.. nice going , Jimmy Fallon .

.. so far , so good .

.. you have to take a look at this , it is from the Tonight Show , starring Jimmy Fallon …

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon]..
.. [link] to the spoof / sendup …

.. it skewers His Lordship for his idiotic celebration in the White House Rose Garden over ObamaCrapCare enrollments …

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… What should be News …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 26th,2014

.. is not .

.. this pro – Death femiNazi professor at U.C.S.B. is finally in trouble . At last . She deserves to be in big trouble . At least she will be in some hot water …

.. unfortunately , the LameStreamMedia could not give a flying flip . They are not reporting the story at all . Especially what she did to get into trouble in the first place …

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Brent and Tim are right . They usually are , but they usually do not write a joint column . If this were a pro – life mob attacking pro – deathers at , say , Ave Maria University , boy , would this hit the front pages and the beginning of the nightly newscasts . But , noooooo …

.. those two young people are pro – lifers , and they were protesting legally at U.C.S.B. . They had every right to be there , and to protest the subject material that they had in mind . The professor gosh darned well should have known better than to attack them . Also , the LameStreamMedia should be ashamed of itself …

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… Vladimir Putin is not a Chessmaster …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. but he is playing a weak hand in a very strong fashion .

.. Russia ‘ s military is sorely in need of reform . Its navy is modernizing , but needs years of investment in its surface fleet and its training regime . The Russian Air Force is easily the most modern . It has a great deal of territory to cover , but does so with a small fleet of aircraft and aircrews . It could be larger , if Russia could afford it .

.. The Russian army is still sorely in need of a major overhaul . Russia ‘ s enlisted forces are largely a conscript force . The average Russian has to serve a 2 year hitch , and draft evasion is rampant . It would serve Russia well to convert to an all – volunteer force . At least then they would know that the people there are there willingly , and will serve their tours of duty .

.. Putin does not have as strong a force as he thinks that he might have . However , he is facing off against a very , very , very weak customer in Barack Obama . Obama is a wuss , and has no idea of strategic concepts , strategic planning , or leadership . Putin does , and is doing so to his best . If Putin were facing off against someone stronger , well then … . Well , he is not , and is taking maximum advantage …

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… Has the State Department gone Crazy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 16th,2014

.. Israel is a Jewish state …. it is the homeland of the Jewish people …

.. for the Palestinians to reach an honest peace with Israel , they will indeed have to recognize them as a Jewish state , indeed as the Jewish homeland …

.. for the Department of State to say what it has and stand the way that it evidently does is colossaly idiotic and immoral …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the quote and video …

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… Hilarious Take on Dr. Suess [Sarah Palin at C.P.A.C.]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 15th,2014

.. i know , I know , I have Governor Palin speech from C.P.A.C. on here ..

.. however , this segment of it is a howler …

.. Sarah evidently did this as a tribute to Senator Ted Cruz [R-Tx] , from his 21-hour talkathon last fall just before the government shutdown . Ted Cruz was saying goodnight to his young children , who were with his wife at home . So , she tuned the T.V. set to C-Span , and he read Dr. Suess from his talkathon on the Senate floor …

.. in her case , this thing is a parody …. Boy , is it funny …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the speech footage ..

.. the text of her parody …

He forced debate. He told colleagues it was time to stand up and use the tools of the constitution, the power of the purse, to fulfill their campaign promises and to stop Obamacare. But our army bolted. We had hoped that they were reloading, but instead they retreated. And worse, they joined the lapdogs in the lame stream to trash the foot soldiers who had fought for America. Ted Cruz had a clever way of doing it too, Dr. Seuss. Who’d a thunk? Who’d a thunk? Good idea. Maybe I will add ad-lib something. There he was reading it on the floor of the Senate. And through the airwaves he was telling his kids, I am thinking of you. I am thinking of all our kids. I have five kids. I have five kids so reading ‘Green Eggs And Ham,’ over all those years to each one I totally have it memorized especially by the time Trig was born. I had to spice it up a bit. Little Trig, lucky little fella’, his bedtime story now it goes something like this…

I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his health-care scam

I do not like these dirty crooks. Or how they lie and cook the books.

I do not like when Congress feels. I do not like their crony deals.

I do not like this spying man. I do not like, “oh yes we can.”

I do not like this spending spree. We’re smart we know that there’s nothing free.

I do not like reporters’ smug replies; when I complain about their lies

I do not like this kind of hope. And we wont take it nope, nope, nope….

 

 

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… Funny Bumper Sticker [political] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. although Miz HIllary is not the one whose name that I would have on the sticker …

.. [h/t — theDaleyGator]..
.. [link] to the schticker …

bumper sticker (hillary prison)

.. I would rather have Obama on the sticker . Guess why ??? …

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… Bob Gates continues to Pound on POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 13th,2014

.. former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was on ” Fox News Sunday ” this week for a brief interview …

.. take a look – see at it …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the interview …

.. Gates believes that the Crimea is gone . He believes that our energies would be better focused in making sure that Europe has a dependable supply and source of natural gas and oil , in order to wean them off of the yoke of the Russians …

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… An Apt Conclusion on POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. and , to be honest , kind of obvious ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. former vice – President Dick Cheney was appearing on ” Face the Nation ” on CBS when he unloaded on POTUS . Undoubtedly the ObamaCraps have to be having a king – size case of heartburn over his comments , and that Cheney now looks to be healthy as a horse …

.. with Dick Cheney back and it appears to be fit as a fiddle [and retired from elective politics] , the DemoCraps are going to be getting years of heartburn and grief from him ….

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… the Wages of Sin , the Wages of …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

… you can guess ??

.. it is weakness .

.. what is happening now in Eastern Europe is sick and disgusting . we look as a nation like a bunch of weak – kneed fools because of POTUS and his lack of action and lack of foresight …

.. what is  worse is that Russia could end up getting the eastern part of  Ukraine , as well . The Ukrainians may  well not want that to happen ,  but whether they can do something about it is really open to question .

.. my prayers are with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people … all of  them . They are in a tough nut  , and they are  certainly not going  to get  much help from  the Europeans , or  from  the U.S.  ….

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] to the article …

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… Wicked & Funny Cartoon from Branco …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. hey , he hits the spot .

.. Elijah Cummings especially has it coming . The way that he has behaved , he should be indicted for conspiracy and obstruction of justice , among other criminal offences . Unfortunately , we have a criminally – run Department of InJustice , so …

elijah cummings (branco cartoon)

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

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… A Law Professor Rips POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 4th,2014

.. that is Professor Jonathan Turley of Georgetown .

.. Jon Turley is a liberal . However , he is a liberal in a classic sense . Also , he is most definitely (normally) a supporter of Barack Obama . So , why his testimony ?

.. It is because he is worried about the moral and legal precedents that POTUS is setting . The unilateral changes to ObamaCrapCare , for example , are actions that a President should have submitted to Congress . Obama did none of those things . He made those changes by himself , by executive fiat …

.. so , Professor Turley gave POTUS a justified butt – ripping in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee . He also presented them with a stark choice . You have to take action to stop POTUS from siphoning your power away …

.. [h/t RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the Professor ‘ s statement to Congress ..

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… Are These Folks Crazy ? [EcoSocialists] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 21st,2014

.. reductions in the environmental discharge of a wood – burning stove .

.. yes , of a wood – burning stove .

.. so , what do they want , carbon – capture tech ? It does not exist in a practical nature … this is madness …

.. these loons are pulling a ” sue and settle ” stunt …. What that means is where an interest group (or two , or more) , plus states (usually with anarchist DemoCrap Attorneys General) sue the Environmental Protection Agency . The legal pretext is dubious , but borderline , based upon the text of current environmental law …

.. It is , to say the least , collusion , and to me , more like a conspiracy . The E.P.A. gets the power to regulate something that they would have no business regulating , with the reasoning that they normally could not and would not be able to use . The interest group gets to further their agenda , and eventually seed their people in the media , as well as the regulatory agency . They also get publicity , which to them can be more valuable than gold , and can be cashed in in fundraising , or from collecting from the government in terms of damages and legal fees . Sweet deal , huh ?

.. This thing is nuts . Once the DemoCraps get blown out , the laws need to be updated . A more science – based form of reasoning needs to be put in the law . Climate change (i.e. , global warming) needs to be specifically taken out of the laws . More cost – benefit reasoning needs to be put into the environmental regulations , in order to keep interest groups from running wild . Sanity and predictability needs to return to regulation .

.. there is also another issue that needs to be addressed . First , Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act needs to remain , so that people can bring acts for the legitimate cases that need to be brought . Sovereign Immunity needs to return to the states . It will give the states and localities the immediate presumption of innocence . It will put the burden of proof on the plaintiff to prove fault , with a much higher standard of cause .

.. Also , the Civil Rights Attorney ‘ s Fees Act of 1976 needs to be repealed . This is the law that allows so – called ” civil rights ” groups the opportunity to extort money from folks who are trying to maintain the legitimate exercise of government power . The nutjobs misuse this law in order for ” legal ” extortion from those folks , jacking up legal fees , and not allowing them to fight back , especially due to the ridiculous nature of so many of the actions that are brought . Sanity and tradition needs to return , and that extortionite law needs to go …

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… Inside Academia – What Discipline ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 20th,2014

.. I wanted to repost a blogpost from a favourite blog that I read , Legal Insurrection . I have been to college , and have 2 bachelor ‘ s degrees and a Master ‘ s in Business Administration . I have also been through the campus discipline system …

.. No , not on the receiving end of charges … I brought charges against a fellow student for misconduct . I was not entirely satisfied with the outcome , but I should not have been … At least the other fellow had a chance to defend himself . In cases like these , especially involving sexual assualt and / or rape allegations , the ” star chamber ” of college discipline can turn into a circus …

..[h/t — LegalInsurrection]..

.. [link] to the blogpost..

Prof. KC Johnson, best known for his investigative work regarding abysmal university and faculty handling of the Duke Lacrosse case, has a post at Minding the Campus regarding a disturbing appointment at Dartmouth, ‘Why Have a Hearing? Just Expel Him’:

“Why could we not expel a student based on an allegation?” That astonishing question was posed at a conference on how colleges respond to sexual assault issues by Amanda Childress, Sexual Assault Awareness Program coordinator at Dartmouth. According to Inside Higher Ed, Childress continued: “It seems to me that we value fair and equitable processes more than we value the safety of our students. And higher education is not a right. Safety is a right. Higher education is a privilege.”

Give Childress credit for candor–even the campus spokespersons for increasing the number of guilty findings in campus tribunals usually aren’t so bald in their disdain for basic principles of due process.

Childress’ jarring remarks coincided with news that Dartmouth had promoted her, and given her additional power over the college’s sexual assault policies. Last Friday, the college announced that Childress will head the newly-created Center for Community Action and Prevention, which Childress said would “be the focal point on campus for Dartmouth’s sexual assault and violence prevention initiatives” and “drive the College’s mobilization efforts around preventing sexual violence and increasing the safety and well-being of all members of our community.” (All members, it seems, except students facing unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault.) Incredibly, Dartmouth theater professor Paul Hackett suggested that despite Childress’ appointment, the college isn’t going far enough on the issue.

To reiterate: one of the nation’s elite colleges thinks it’s a good idea to enhance the power of a figure who wonders about the propriety of expelling possibly innocent students based solely on an allegation.

The victims of these ideologically-driven star chambers almost always are men.

Prof. Johnson notes a troubling case at Swarthmore, one in a long line of alleged campus witch hunts against men gone bad:

The Swarthmore lawsuit, first reported by Philadelphia, shares similar characteristics to suits filed against Vassar, St. Joe’s, and Xavier–but with one interesting twist. According to the filing, the accuser waited 19 months to file her charges (she never went to police or had a medical exam); the weakness of her case was such that even Swarthmore’s biased disciplinary system didn’t bring charges against the accused students. But two weeks after the Title IX complaints, Swarthmore reopened the case–and within less than a month, had completed its investigation, held a hearing, and completed the expulsion. The lawsuit alleges that Swarthmore failed to respect what passes for due process on the campus; the student’s attorney claims that Swarthmore didn’t give the student a right to respond in writing to the charges, among other things.

It’s time for universities to get out of the prosecution business.

Sexual assault is a crime. If a college student — female or male — believes she or he is the victim of sexual assault, the remedy should be filing a police complaint. Only at that point should a university even consider expulsion or other discipline, and not as punishment (until the criminal case is resolved) but exclusively for the protection of other students (as for any other violent crime) and only with a strong measure of due process.

Requiring the filing of a criminal complaint serves multiple purposes. Filing a false criminal complaint itself is a crime, so it increases the likelihood that the filing is in good faith (although it’s no guarantee). The filing of a criminal complaint then triggers a variety of procedural protections.

.. LEC here again — No matter whether it is a state – run or state – supported school , or a private institution , these young people need and deserve due process . These kind  of allegations can be ones that do significant damage to their lives , if not destroy them , in matter of fact …

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… A Job Well Done [Non Union Auto Workers] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 18th,2014

.. these folks work for Wolkwagen , down yonder in Tennessee .

.. this operation is non – union . Tennessee is a right – to – work state . There are now 25 right – to – work states , including now states in the Midwest (Michigan and Indiana) and the Northeast (New Hampshire) . That has to drive Big Labour crazy .

.. The U.A.W. really worked hard on this one . They really wanted the victory , to finally organize one of these non – union auto operations . In this situation , an added push was put in by IG Metall (Germany) , the union that Volks has to deal with back home . Metall is a labour federation , but it is also a labour union (in autos) . They wanted this one , too .

.. Metall did not like Volkswagen having a non – union operation anywhere , but , especially in the United States . So , I.G. Metall put pressure on Volks , and Volks (which was a big no – no under U.S. labour law) put pressure on and tried to bribe the workers . They wanted the workers to have what is known in Germany as a ” works council , ” so that the workers would have a say in how the business is run . In the U.S. in a non – union operation , that is a no – go . The only way to have a works council is for the operation to unionize . Which has not happened at any non – union operation in the South , or in a right – to – work state .

.. it was not a blowout by any means . It was about 725 votes to about 620 votes , but it was decisive . Especially so , considering the impermissable pressure coming from IG Metall and Volkswagen . Someone should remind them the next time about U.S. labour law , and what is allowed , and what is not . IG Metall ‘ s pressure is kosher . The company ‘ s [Volkswagen ‘ s] is not kosher .

.. [h/t–theRightScoop]..

.. [link]..

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… Yes , People Can Lie like That [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 12th,2014

.. Which takes us back to JayBoy Carney , who stands before the White House Press Corpse , day after day , and lies , blatantly , unashamedly , arrogantly , corruptly , and stupidly . Of course, much of the press is complicit in his lies , failing by omission to call public attention to them . They are also often by commission in uncritically repeating them , even supporting them , and praising them. People like Carney always eventually pay for the evil they do .

.. Unfortunately, these idiots , like POTUS , usually do a very great deal of damage before that inevitable payment . May God in heaven help us all …

.. In the meantime , I hope and pray that the 2014 election (and , in time , the 2016 election) will demonstrate , convincingly , that the American people are not nearly as ill-informed and stupid as the Obamites so obviously believe . Hopefully they will demonstrate what they think of liars as well .

.. [h/t — StatelyMcDanielManor]..

.. [link] .. to the post ..

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… I See People ‘ s Point [Coca Cola Super Bowl ad controversy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. this is about Coca Cola ‘ s Super Bowl Ad .

.. for those who wonder , yes I watched the game . All of it . Caught virtually all of the commercials . Even the bad ones . This one was not a bad one . Repeat , this Coca Cola Super Bowl ad (entitled “Its Beautiful) was a fairly good one . It could have been better ..

.. yea , I predicted that Denver would win . I am eating crow , and am paying off a gentleman ‘ s wager ..

.. Remember , Coca Cola is a worldwide brand , as is the National Football League . So , sometimes they are going to do things that are a tad controversial to an American audience …

.. [-] first , it needed subtitles , for both the language being used , and for the line of the song . Not everyone is going to realize that it is America the Beautiful until they start to hear the words .Sometimes , it comes from seeing them …

.. [-] guys , we are a multicultural society , one that is majority white . Quit the whining , and grow up .

.. [h/t — YouTube]..

.. [link] to the commercial . For those who have not seen it ,  and may not have a copy of it , please do a Google search for the words of ” America the Beautiful . ” …

.

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… the Idiots are At It Again in Oregon [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 8th,2014

.. believe it or not , it is getting worse .

.. when we last left them , the website from hell , CoverOregon , was a disaster . The state government in Salem had managed to piss away around a quarter of a billion [yes , $250 million] dollars in taxpayer funds on the entire enterprise . The federal website [healthcare.gov] is bad enough , folks . This state – level one is even worse than that , if it is possible .

.. Yes , it is possible . Governor John Kitzhaber (himself a doctor) has led the effort to piss all of that money down the rat hole . Now , Kitz & Company (along with Jeff Merkely , the state ‘ s junior US Senator) are up for election this fall . The fallout from this is going to be devastating . And it keeps getting worse ….

.. somehow , these jokers managed to piss away another [yes , ANOTHER] $100 million in fed funds on the enterprise . Remember , CoverOregon is a state -level exchange . The state of Oregon is responsible for it all . And , you will love this next fact …

.. Number of people enrolled by the website — 0 [zero , the big Zippo] ..

.. these dummies managed to create dummy websites to fool the federales in order to keep the $$$ flowing ,especially the early $$ (before the main $$ stash arrived) …

.. [h/t — hotair] also [h/t — katu.com] — KATU –  TV , Salem , Oregon .

.. [link] to the news report .. it is a bit long (at about 10 minutes) , but it is well worth it .

.. the DemoCraps in Salem [Oregon ‘ s state capitol] have to be swearing at KATU – TV over this . The investigative reporting on this stuff is fantastic as well as damning . The DummyCraps who control Oregon ‘ s legislature are going to have to investigate this with a fine – tooth comb . Either they do , or a new GOP majority will do so .

.. The state Dem party is going to hate that , but tough . The ads that interest groups , the stateGOP , and the campaigns (especially Dr. Monica Wehby ‘ US Senate campaign against Merkely) are going to be thick  as fleas , and they are going to be hot as tamales . The DemoRats are going to pay a severe price for this nationwide enough as it is , but this corruption raises what is going on here in Oregon to a whole new level .

.. It is going to be throw  – out – the – bums time this fall in Salem and in Oregon . The only questions are how many , at what level  , and where .

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… Nice Going , Your Lordship [Obama] [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 7th,2014

.. you have always accepted the Congressional Budget Office as an impartial arbiter of the budgetary impact of your ObamaCrapCare policy . Well , they have come out with an up-to-date report , and it is not good , [link] …

.. these changes that have been put into effect by ObamaCrapCare are having a drastic effect on the private sector . According to the C.B.O. , these policy changes are causing up to (or will cause) 2.5 million jobs to be eliminated over the next ten years [at a minimum] . That is at a minimum , to be honest .

.. Given the forecast methods and models of the C.B.O. , I am betting that these numbers have been drastically underestimated . The C.B.O. uses Static Revenue Analysis in its modeling . Any competent economist in a case like this would use Dynamic Revenue Analysis . When they do , the impact is likely to rise by quite a bit …

.. just to check , that is 2.5 million jobs over a ten year period … roughly 250,000 jobs a year , or 20k jobs a month … that is not an insignificant impact …

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… These I.R.S. Proposed Regs are Oppresive …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 6th,2014

… and they must be stopped ..

.. Cleta Mitchell is a solid Republican . She is no Establishmentarian . She is a strong Tea Party supporter . She is from the Virginia Tidewater , not too close to D.C. . She is close enough to D.C. to have a very successful law practice , and is one of the best election law practitioner / specialists in the business . Listen to what she says very carefully …

.. this is a video of her presentation on these oppresive proposed IRS rules …

.. [h/t — niceDeb]

.. [link] to the video . It is well worth your time to watch . If you want to comment to the I.R.S. , keep it simple and brief , and use the info below as a guideline …

.. the following is reprinted with permission …

.. The IRS got caught with their pants down last year. So now they are writing regulations that will allow them to do legally what they were doing illegally before. Every time you think these people can sink no lower, they go out of their way to prove you wrong. A cabal of leftist groups sued the IRS demanding they adopt these regulations, whereupon the IRS went out of its way to comply. This is a classic set up. It was probably agreed to in advance between the IRS and the plaintiffs. Now that they are complying, the leftists have magically dropped their suit!

.. Here is how to fight back. The following was written by Cleta Mitchell, one of the best attorneys in this field. Read it, follow the instructions and pass them around. The following is reprinted verbatim with permission:

.. DO NOT LET THE IRS SILENCE YOU!!

COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED IRS REGULATIONS FOR C4 ORGANIZATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 27th , 2014

Comments can be filed via email:

Submissions may be sent electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov

Include this citation: IRS REG-134417-13

That will take you to the IRS comments page where you can enter your comments. Be sure to include your name and address.

Tell the IRS it should hold public hearings around the nation on these regs

1. Rules are complex and impose huge burdens on 501c4 groups to calculate and report to IRS many (if not most) normal c4 activities…that will not be counted toward primary purpose if these are adopted.

Tell the IRS:
•it is impractical, burdensome and unacceptable for the IRS to interject itself into the inner workings of every citizens group in the country
•the IRS is supposed to be collecting revenues, not snooping and trampling on the First Amendment rights of the citizens
•we are not subjects and we are permitted to engage in First Amendment activities without reporting those activities to the IRS

2. The activities that the IRS would now define as ‘candidate-related political activities’, subject to taxation and reporting to the IRS, are basic 501c4 activities:
•Grassroots lobbying
•Candidate forums
•Candidate debates
•Voter registration
•Voter guides
•Issue advocacy

Tell the IRS these rules are unacceptable because they would:
•keep citizens from holding their public officials accountable
•silence citizens and chill the very purpose of grassroots groups
•create different rules and standards for different types of 501c groups, such that a charitable organization could do MORE than a grassroots group
•force citizens to get their information about candidates from 30 second tv ads and the candidates and the media – rather than from candidate debates, candidate forums and seeing public officials face-to-face in townhall and other meetings
•treat as candidate-related activities essentially everything that a grassroots organization does
•force organizations to remove legislative voting records from their websites in even-numbered years
•treat legislative voting records as a taxable, non-primary purpose activity of a c4 organization
•treat meetings with public officials as taxable events, even when the official appears as an “official” and not as a candidate
•treat internal membership communications as taxable, if there is a mention of a candidate or public official, if a group has more than 500 members who receive the communication
•declare certain activities to be ‘candidate-related’ political activities, EVEN if no candidate is mentioned
•allow labor unions, churches, universities, veterans groups, social clubs, business groups and others to have greater First Amendment rights than grassroots citizens organizations
•citizens groups shouldn’t have to pay taxes on protected First Amendment activities such as publishing voting records, grassroots lobbying and voter registration

Many other possible examples and reasons. Write your own. Call your congressman!

Join with other grassroots activists in fighting the IRS regs!

http://www.wewillnotbesilenced.org

Questions?
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
(202) 295-4081 ofc
cmitchell@foley.com

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… Time for a Demolition Job [Justice with Judge Jeanine] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 5th,2014

… last night [Saturday , 02/01/2014] , Judge Jeanine Pirro took His Lordship aprrt in a masterpiece of media commentary . Judge Jeanine has been amped up before , but she did not need to be on this night . She showed true dignity and decency in taking POTUS to the woodshed , a whooping in which he richly deserved to get …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb] ..

.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… A Chain of A Mess [rewarmed SOTU] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. gee , was that SOTU a stinker .

.. So , what else is new .

.. It is not the first time that POTUS has laid an egg in front of a Joint Session of Congress . He never seems to learn from that old rule that we all seem to learn in elementary school …. K.I.S.S. , keep it simple stoopid .

.. well , Bryan Preston (at PJMedia) assembled a video list of POTUS ‘ moldy oldies from his past SOTU …

.. thanks , Bryan . If you are a glutton for punishment , then go for it . If not , I am going to lift Bryan ‘ s list from his article (shamelessly) …

.. [h/t — PJMedia]

.. [link] to the post & video

2009
1: The American Investment and Recovery Act will create 3.9 million jobs over two years 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2: The HARP plan will help millions of families struggling to refinance and make payments on homes declining in value.

3: The recovery plan will double America’s supply of renewable energy in three years.

4: The largest investment in research funding in America’s history will spur discoveries and breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5: Thousands of miles of power lines will be laid, bringing electricity to cities across America, and creating thousands of jobs.

6: By making homes and buildings more efficient, we will save billions of dollars on energy.

7: “We will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched the lives of nearly every American, including me, by seeking a cure for cancer in our time.”

8: Promoting and funding preventive care will keep Americans healthy, and keep ObamaCare costs low.

9: To bring down the deficit by making government more efficient.

10: “I pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office.”

11: $2 trillion will be cut from the budget over the next decade.

12: For families who make less than $250,000 per year, “you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.”

13: Comprehensive health care reform will strengthen Medicare in the years to come.

14: To develop a plan to strengthen Social Security in a similar way …

15: … While creating tax-free universal savings accounts for all Americans.

16: To close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

2010
17: A new high-speed railroad in Tampa, Fla., funded by the Recovery Act.

18: The investment in research could lead to more efficient solar cells, or treatment that kills cancer cells but leaves healthy cells.

19: To build a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in the U.S.

20: To pass an energy reform bill that incentivizes clean energy.

21: ObamaCare allows the insured to keep their doctors and their plans.

22: ObamaCare reduces costs for families and companies.

23: ObamaCare will bring down the deficit by $1 trillion in the next two decades, according to the U.S. Budget Office.

24: To balance the stimulus and recovery spending, “starting in 2011, we are prepared to freeze government spending for three years.”

25: “Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need, and sacrifice what we don’t—”

26: “— And if I have to enforce this discipline by veto, I will.”

27: “We will continue to go through the budget line-by-line, page-by-page, to eliminate programs that don’t work.”

28: A bi-partisan fiscal commission will ensure that budget reform, and that won’t be a “Washington gimmick.”

29: The Senate should restore the pay-as-you-go law, which led to budget surplus in the 1990s.

30: “Tonight, I’m calling on Congress to publish all earmark requests on a single website before there’s a vote, so that the American people can see how their money’s being spent.”

31: “I will not give up on trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32: “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system —”

33: “— to secure our borders, and to enforce our laws—”

34: “— and to ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.”

2011
35: To meet energy goals, we will need to use wind, solar, natural gas, nuclear, and clean coal.

36: “Now, I strongly believe that we should take on once and for all the issue of illegal immigration.”

37: “I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws —”

38: “— and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows.”

39: “We will put put of Americans to work repairing our crumbling roads and bridges. We will make sure this is fully paid for —”

40: “— attract private investment —”

41: “— and pick projects based on what’s best for the American economy, not politicians.”

42: Give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail in the next 25 years.

43: Make it possible for businesses to provide high speed wireless coverage to 98 percent of Americans in the next five years.

44: To lower the corporate tax rate for the first time in 25 years.

45: To reduce barriers to growth and investment by reviewing rules for unnecessary burdens on businesses.

46: ”So tonight, I am proposing that this year, we freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.

47: The Affordable Care Act will slow the rising costs of Medicare and Medicaid.

48: To rein in frivolous lawsuits by reforming medical malpractice laws in order to lower costs.

49: To re-organize government agencies to make the government more effective and efficient.

50: To create a website which details all government spending.

51: “If a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it.”

2012
52: “If companies that choose to stay America and gets hit with the highest tax rate in the world, it makes no sense, and everyone knows it. So let’s change it.”

53: “I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs, so that from now on, people like Jackie have one program, one website, and one place to go for all the information and help that they need.”

54: “It is time to turn our unemployment system into a re-employment system that puts people to work.”

55: “I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration.”

56: “I am proposing that every state — every state — requires that all students stay in high school until they graduate, or until they turn 18.”

57: “Tonight, I am directing my administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential off-shore oil and gas resources.”

58: “This country needs and all-out, all-of-the-above strategy, that develops every available source of American energy.”

59: “We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years. And my administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy.”

60: “I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense. We’ve already announced over 500 reforms.”

61: “We will also establish a financial crimes unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on financial fraud, and protect people’s investments.”

62: “I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy, so that our government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.”

63: To end partisan gridlock based on strongly held ideology.

2013
64: To enact Medicare reforms that give the same savings as the reforms of the Simpson-Bowles commission.

65: “We’ll reduce tax-payer subsidies to prescription drug companies —”

66: “— and ask more from wealthy seniors.”

67: “We’ll bring down costs by changing the way our government pays for Medicare.”

68: Save money by getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy.

69: Reform taxes that rewards job creation and reduces deficit.

70: Cut red tape to make it easy to obtain oil and gas permits.

71: Create energy trust to drive development of new technology to shift cars and trucks off of oil and gas.

72: “I propose a fix-it-first program to put people to work on our most urgent repairs.”

73: To make pre-school available to every child in America.

74: To make affordability and value a factor in deciding which colleges receive federal aid.

75: “The time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

76: To raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.

77: Incentivize hiring of currently unemployed people.

78: Put people back to work rebuilding run-down neighborhoods.

79: Give tax credits to businesses that hire and invest.

80: Remove financial deterrents to marriage for low-income couples, and encourage fatherhood.

81: “By the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over.”

82: “Our government should not make promises we can’t keep, but we must keep the promises we’ve already made.”

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… POTUS needs to be held to Account …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 4th,2014

.. to say the least .

.. he has gotten away with bloody murder on his failure to “faithfully execute the laws . ” Hey , folks , it is in the Constitution , folks .

.. If W. had done what Obama has been doing , the DummyCraps would be , and with good reason , for his impeachment . the GOP should think hard , and I mean really hard , about seeking Obama ‘ s given his actions ..

.. [h/t — NationalReview]

.. [link] to the video clip —  It seems that Dr. Charles Krauthammer agrees with me …

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… More on Bill O ‘ Reilly vs . His Lordship [POTUS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. as it turns out , yea , there is more .

.. for those who did not get stuff from the previous post , I will post the segments from both parts of the interview [the live part during the Super Bowl pregame show , and the taped part that was done almost immediately after the live segment ..

.. [h/t — Bill O ‘ Reilly . com] ..

.. [link1] to the Super Bowl interview segment ..

.. [link2] to the taped segment ..

.. both are about 10 minutes in length …

.. here is an intro to the transcript for  the taped interview (only part) .. [link] here ..

BILL O’REILLY

One of my, uh, points on the Factor is that poverty is driven by the dissolution of the American family, that is the prime mover, okay.  On your watch, median income has dropped seventeen percent among working families in this country.  That’s not a good record, it’s not all your fault, part of it was this terrible recession, we all know that.  Everybody knows that.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Okay.

BILL O’REILLY

All right.  But seventy two percent of babies in African American community are born out of wedlock.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Yeah.

BILL O’REILLY

Why isn’t there a campaign by you and the First Lady to address that problem very explicitly?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Actually, Bill, we address it explicitly all the time.  I-I’ll send you at least ten speeches I’ve made since I’ve been President talking about the importance of men taking responsibility for their children.  Talking about the importance of, uh, young people, uh, delaying gratification.   Talking about the importance of, uh, when it comes to child rearing, paying child support, spending time with your kids, reading with them.  So, whether it’s getting publicity or not is a whole different question.

BILL O’REILLY

But—

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

This is something that we focus on all the time.

BILL O’REILLY

Would you say it’s been a hallmark of your administration to make that issue, because I don’t believe it has.  I know you’ve given the speeches, and I know you know—understand the problem, because you’re a community organizer from Chicago.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Yes.

BILL O’REILLY

All right?  But I don’t see the pressure from the Federal government to go in and say, this is wrong, this is—this is killing, um, futures of babies and children.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Well first of all, I’ve just got to say, Bill, we talk about it all the time, we’ll continue to talk about it, we’re convening, for example, philanthropists and business people, city by city, who are interested in addressing these kinds of problems at the local level.   There is an economic component to it as well, though.

BILL O’REILLY

Sure.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

Because—because what’s interesting, when you look at what’s going on right now, you’re starting to see in a lot of white working class homes, similar problems—when men can’t find good work, when the economy is shutting ladders of opportunity off from people, whether they’re black, white, Hispanic, it doesn’t matter.   Then that puts pressure as well on the home.  So you’ve got an interaction between the economy that isn’t generating enough good jobs for folks who traditionally could get blue-collar jobs even if they didn’t have a higher education, and some legitimate social concerns, uh.   That compound the problem and so we want to hit both.  We want to make sure that we’re putting folks back to work and making sure that they’re well-paid—

BILL O’REILLY

[OVERLAP] But this is—

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

[OVERLAP] We also want to make sure that we’re dealing with some of the social issues that you’re addressing.

BILL O’REILLY

The secret to getting a je—good job is education.  And in these chaotic families, the children aren’t well-educated because it isn’t—it isn’t, um, encouraged at home as much as it is in other precincts.  Now, school vouchers is a way to level the playing field.  Why do you oppose school vouchers when it would give poor people a chance to go to better schools?

.. LEC here again — for POTUS , the pregame (live) interview was an abject disaster . He looked and sounded like a narcisisst and a petulant child . The taped interview was somewhat better , but not by much . He was much looser , but still petulant and pissy …

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… O ‘ Reilly vs His Lordship [Super Bowl Sunday interview] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. now I have it ..

.. A big thank you for FoxNews for releasing it for ‘Net comsumption . Also , a big thank you to RealClearPolitics for getting the whole thing …

.. for those who are sadistic enough , and want to watch His Lordship (my term for POTUS) look like a colossal idiot , watch [here] …

.. [h/t RealClearPolitics , FoxNews]

Why didn’t you fire Sebelius?” O’Reilly said.

He avoided a direct answer, but Obama said that people were being “held accountable.” O’Reilly subsequently questioned Obama on whether his promise that, “If you like your plan, you can keep it” was his biggest “mistake” as president. Obama used a football analogy at the end of this line of questioning, saying he was trying to not dwell on the “fumbles” and move on to the next play.

O’Reilly also asked Obama if he was told in the initial aftermath of the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that it had been a “terrorist attack.”

“When someone is attacking our compound, that’s an act of terror,” Obama said, adding that he had used that phrase in a Rose Garden statement the day after the attack.

“Your detractors believe that you did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn’t want that out,” O’Reilly said. “That’s what they believe.”

“And they believe it because folks like you are telling them that,” Obama shot back.

After some intense questioning about last year’s revelation that the IRS targeted certain groups, including conservative groups, for extra scrutiny, Obama took another jab at Fox News.

“These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them,” he said.

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… What Judge would Do This ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 3rd,2014

.. this action was taken by a judge in response to a lawsuit .

.. Connecticut gun owners have been burdened by a new law that was passed post – Sandy Hook that acts to ban guns and limit munitions . This judge has forgotten about pending judicial precedent , such as Heller and McDonald v City of Chicago . So , this activist judge allowed the new law to stand …

.. what is amazing is that these activist judges fail to read the Constitution , specificially the Second Amendment . They also tend to forget that the Bill of Rights , taken as a whole , is a body of law that is desgined to protect Individual rights , not collective rights , such as those of groups of so – called protected classes .

.. The entire Constitution is itself written and designed to protect the rights of the individual against the actions of the state and the government . That shoots down actions taken by those who try to interpret the Second Amendment to act a collective right . It is not that at all . It is a protection of the rights of the individual against the government , not the government against the indivual . So act to preserve the rights of the individual , and vacate this idiotic ruling …

.. [h/t — Liberty Unyielding] ..

.. [link] ..

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