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… Egypt simply wants to Organize an All – Arab Coalition [#war fight]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 9th,2016

.. why ? ..

.. because His Lordship [Obama] will not take the lead .

.. hell , he does not even know the meaning of the word ” leadership . ” …

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

.. since the U.S. [under POTUS] will not take the lead [while Obama is in office] , the Arabs are going to have to organize and work to carry out things to protect themselves by themselves …

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… A Superior Choice for SecDef [#Mattis]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,December 7th,2016

.. the Donald has made his choice for Secretary of Defense ..

.. he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for the post ..

.. to me , he has made a superior choice for SecDef . Mattis was an outstanding leader of men and women while in the service . Considering what is needed and has not always been present in the position , his service once again is what is needed at the Pentagon ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… the Trump Transition [#NSA][#General Michael Flynn]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 1st,2016

.. Mike Flynn is someone who tells it like it is , not like how someone might want a situation to lOOK Like ..

.. Flynn is not one who suffers fools . In his previous jobs [such as at the NSA , at CENTCOM , aand as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency] , you cannot afford to . You also cannot put up with P.C. CRAP . Flynn does not , not at all ..

.. as the NSA , Flynn will not need to be confirmed by the Senate . Also , he cannot be forced [as a Presidential staff appointee] to testify by force [or subpoena] before either House of Congress ..

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

.. as NSA , President Trump will have a security chief who will be willing to knock heads with the agencies , if necessary . He will also not mince words on America ‘ s security status , especially when the tough stuff needs to be told …

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… on POTUS ‘ speech [#I.S.I.L.][honesty]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 25th,2016

.. he is not being honest ..

.. how ? ..

.. His Lordship is not facing up to the fact that it will take ground troops to deal with I.S.I.L. . because of that , and because it does not fit his preferred narrative for his politics , his is not being honest with the American people ..

.. [h/t — RealClearpolitics.com/video]..
.. [link] to the video of the speech]..

.. that honesty is what we need to hear . That honesty is what we [as a country] deserve to hear from our POTUS . It is something thatwe are not getting , and that is a gross moral and political failure of the ObamaCrap Administration …

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… It is POTUS who is the Disgrace [#exec action][#D.A.P.A.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 16th,2016

.. Barack Obama has a duty . He acquired that duty when he became POTUS ..

.. what is it ?? He has an obligation to ” faithfully execute the laws ” as passed by Congress . It is that plain and simple ..

.. in a number of times during his Presidency , he has taken ” exec actions ” that are in complete contravention of his presidential oath . He is thus failing to carryout and execute the laws ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer is amazing , and he agrees with me . He states that POTUS is in violation of his presidential oath in his actions regarding DAPA . DAPA has no basis in law , none whatsoever . So His Lordship goes ahead and does it anyway …

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… this News Report is Damning [#Clinton Foundation finances]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 27th,2016

. it is several thousand words long . It is long [these days ] for a New York Slimes piece …

..so , what does it reveal ? quite a bit . It reveals an interlocking chain of you – scratch – my – back and I will – scratch yours antics of business dealings , and then of foundraising for the Clinonnoid Foundation . It also shows how Mr. Bill ends up getting much , much richer , even richer than he had in his post – presidential days already . So , is this the end of it ?? ..

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. not by a long shot . I suspect that Peter Schweizer has assembled quite an amount of research . Itt just not consist of resources , but targets , and other information that other media can use to verify information in his book and ffrom the Government Accountability Institutte . …

.. it will not be for the Slimes , the Washington ComPost , and FoxNews to use . Other media will be free to make use of it , if they so choose …

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… What I Think : Executive Amnesty [#Presidential Acts]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 26th,2016

.. before , I referred to the Presidential act to eliminate the legal liability ..

.. this post is something else …

.. this adds on to what POTUS is proposing to do with his ” Executive Amnesty ” plan …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. what POTUS is proposing to do , in addition to eliminating the legal liability of an individual illegal immigrant , is 1000% illegal and unconstitutional …

.. why ?? ..

.. [-] there is no authorization in the law for the programs that he has created [such as D.A.C.A.] , or others that he wants to create …

.. [-] any funds handled by the government are by definition , federal funds . It does not matter whether they are gathered and collected by taxes or fees …

.. [-] in addition , those fees are also not authorized by law , either …

.. [-] Presidents have explicit and implicit authority in the Constitution . Beyond those powers , however , their powers are extremely limited . Their job is to carry out the laws ” faithfully ” that are passed by Congress and signed by him / her …

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… Has His Lordship gone Mad ?!?! [#E.O.][#gun sales]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 30th,2016

.. yes , it appears that he has ..

.. he wants to issue an Executive Order . Nothing surprising there ..

.. but on what ? guns . Specifically , gun sales . Normally , this is dealt with by the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , and Firearms , and with the Federal Firearms License , or F.F.L. . But it is the definition of gun sales that would change ..

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

.. the definition of what would be required to need a F.F.L. would be lowered to just one [1] gun . Yes , 1 gun . Even with private transactions ..

.. that would be genuinely outrageous !! ..

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… Maybe Someone is Beginning to Lead [#SecState]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 18th,2016

.. the problem is that it is JohnBoy Kerry doing it , not His Lordship …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. the Presidency means leadership . It comes with the job description . Obama should have known that when he was considering running for the office . Well , now he has it …

.. Okay , genius , You have it . You own it [the policy] . You broke it [screwed up the policy] . Now , you damn fool , it is your obligation to fix it [lead , follow , or get the [bleep] out ….] …

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… Miz Hillary is going to Piss Off the Left [#foreign affairs critique]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,February 15th,2016

.. any office holder running for office in their own right is going to do this . It does not matter who it is . Left or Right . Conservative or Liberal . Europe or U.S. or other …

.. the thing is , you have to watch out for your own side , your own flank . In Miz Hillary ‘ s case , that is her left flank …

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

.. she damn well should remember 2008 . and Barack H. Obama ….

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… You Can Never Tell [#campaign issue][#campaign 2016]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 15th,2016

.. yeah , sure , I want ObamaCrapCare gone . Dead and Buried . But , will it ?? ..

.. campaigns have a habit on their own of determining what issues seem important . Some issues come to the fore that people would never expect to be important .Yet , other issues , like the economy , are ” old reliables , ” and are always a part of the campaign debate …

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

.. so be patient . Also , expect the unexpected …

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… the Possibility of Michael Bloomberg [#POTUS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 1st,2015

.. if he ran IN the Democratic primary , it would cause no end of problems for Miz Hillary . Bloomberg is worth over $10 billion , so he could self – fund his own campaign . He could end up building his own political organization , independent of the regular Dem parties in the states [and the D.N.C.] . That would literally force Miz Hillary to compete for the nomination , if she really wanted it …

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

.. if Bloomberg ran for POTUS as an Independent , he could run a really effective campaign . He would have to building his own political organization outside of any political party , though , That That should not be a significant hurdle for someone who has build the size of business that Bloomberg has . the headaches for the Dems would not end there ..

.. Bloomberg running as an independent would cause no end of problems for the Democrats . He would first have to get on the ballot . Except for New York , that would not be a significant hurdle . Popular support may well be there . most of all , it would throw normally blue states into play for everyone to win , and not just the Dems . Which would scare the hell out of them …

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… Recep Erdogan has been partly defanged [#Turkish politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 12th,2015

.. Erdogan has been the master of Turkey and its politics for over 15 years . He has a giant ego , and fashions himself the master of returning Turkey to its former greatness . But now he has stumbled …

.. Turkey just recently had elections for its parliament . Now Erdogan has a serious problem , however …

.. [h/t — FinancialTimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. Erdogan is Turkey ‘ s president . His office carries with it quite a bit of power , but not enough for what he wants to do . So that is why Erdogan and his party , the Truth and Justice Party , or [AKP] called the elections . They thought that they would win a much larger majority . If they had , they could have turned Turkey into an authoritarian dictatorship , effectively ..

.. Well , it backfired . Erdogan ‘ s party lost its majority , and soundly . Not only that , the leftish Kurdish Workers Party [KDH] entered parliament for the first time , with 13 % of the vote …

.. now it is a question of who forms a government , and how . Erdogan [as President] controls the choice , at first . But if it is clear that his AKP cannot form a government , then he will have to turn to the opposition …

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.. Ted Cruz is Running for President ?? [#now ?]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 24th,2015

.. am I surprised ? to be honest , no .

.. Cruz has an outsized ego . He also possesses an enormous amount of ability . But running for POTUS now ? …

.. [h/t — theConservativeTreeHouse.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. I think that [eventually] he can make a very good President . He obviously wants the job . He knows why he wants the job . But , is it his time ? …

.. to be honest , no . The GOP field is shaping up to be a cast of thousands . It will be very , very difficult for anyone but the top candidates to raise money , much less to get noticed …

.. Unlike most folks , Cruz does not have those kind of problems . He can gain free publicity like crazy . He is already very well – known . He is an excellent fundraiser , which will give him an above – average shot at the nomination . Some good luck would also be helpful …

.. we will see what happens …

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… Not Exactly Forgiving [#the O ‘ Reilly Factor]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 26th,2014

.. I don’t blame Bill …

.. His Lordship [Obama] had a flame job coming for his actions on all of his obsessive fundraising …. especially in light of current events …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the Talking Points Memo …

.. continuing on with funraising in light of these events . Gawd , what a humiliating idiot we have for a POTUS …

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… Thankfully , Israel has a new President …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 23rd,2014

.. and this one has some serious stones ..

.. for the last 5 years , Israel has been stuck with a peachnik President . Thankfully , Israel is a parliamentary democracy . The head of state has virtually no powers in government at all . It is more a political plumb than anything else …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the article..

..With the recent election of Israel’s new nationalist President, Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, the world will see a very strong Israeli leader with a very different vision of peace. Rivlin is a member of the same political party as Netanyahu – and while the position is largely ceremonial, Rivlin is expected to be quite visible on the world’s scene.

Ruby Rivlin (president of Israel)

Who is Rivlin? A man who was born in Jerusalem and considers himself a life-long follower of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the ideological forefather of the Likud Party, and the “No Land For Peace” advocates in Israeli political life. Rivlin – rightfully – believes that this conflict is a fundamental conflict which will be solved “only after we solve the Arab-Jewish conflict and can be confident that the Arab countries recognize Israel and our right to live here in security..” Rivlin will not apologize for Israel being a strong, sovereign nation.

Rivlin’s vision of peace is peace through strength. As he said, “We have returned to our homeland over the past 200 years in order to stay here. We want real peace, not fake, short-term ‘Peace Now,’ which is liable to be nothing more than an illusion.”

Ze’ev Jabotinsky – the ideological forefather of the Likud – said many years ago, and it remains true today, “The Jewish people – all of us, 100 percent want peace.”

Peace cannot be accomplished with extremists who kidnap teenage boys. Survival is more important than anything else.

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… Congratulations , Mr. President !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 13th,2014

.. that is , to former President George H. W. Bush , who turned 90 years old on June 12th , 2014 …

.. as is his wont , he still enjoys parachute jumping . Even though the first one that he ever did (during his fateful Navy mission during World War II) ended up with him in the Pacific Ocean . Also , since he no longer has use of his legs , due to Parkinson ‘ s Syndrome …

.. [h/t — FoxNews]..
.. [link] to the story // video ..

.. other than the syndrome , he is in pretty good shape for any age .

.. He tandem jumped with a retired member of the Army ‘ s Golden Knights parachute team . They did the feat from 6,000 feet over the area of his family ‘ s Kennebunkport summer home in Maine …

.. not bad for 90 …. Happy Birthday , Mr. President !!!! …

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… It Really Makes You Wonder [OMB nominee to HHS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 21st,2014

.. about all the lying that has been going on by POTUS …

.. Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been nominated by the First Knucklehead to be his new H.H.S. Secretary , to succeed the current butcher , Kathleen G. Sebelius . Burwell is going to , at a result , have to answer some very interesting questions at her confirmation hearing . Even with the nuclear option having been pressed , Burwell knows what is coming . She has to play ball with the GOP , otherwise they can make life very unconfortable for her ..

.. especially now for Dingy Harry . After what has happened with Debo Adegbile (denied a slot at InJustice) , the Senate DummyCraps realize that they will be on the spot . More so with ObamaCrapCare and H.H.S. , along with the Murder mandate (illegal abortion coverage) . They will be on the spot .

.. Marc Thiessen should know . He was a lead speechwriter for former President George W. Bush . He knows how things work . and how a real President is supposed to act . Our current POTUS is totally clueless as to what he is doing …

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost]..
.. [link] to the opinion column ..

.. the career staff @ O.M.B. fact – checks and correct the boo – boos in Presidential and Vice – Presidential speeches . At least then there are no excuses when there is a mistake or a factual error ….. When there is , you then know who to blame ? …

.. the political people at the ObamaCrap White House , and POTUS and VPOTUS themselves …

.. also , it will not be just the candidates in 2014 .  the 2016ers will be held to account , as well . The economy is due for a recession , and our current budget situation makes it difficult to deal with that . It will cake the 2016 candidates with tons of mud — Miz Hillary included — if she runs …

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… Wanna See POTUS get French Fried …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 22nd,2013

.. POTUS gave a going out – of – town presser the other day , and it did not look like he had a whole lot of fun .

[-] His Lordship has had a crappy year , ..
[-] his signature accomplishment is collapsing , and
[-] He looks like a Lame Duck , spelled with a Capital D – U – C – K . [QUACK!]

.. it looks even worse . see this [link] . AP White House correspondent Julie Pace cooks him on a spit , and makes him look bad , and I mean BAD …

.. I mean , what a crabapple !! …

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… Hilarious (the Return of AF Branco) [Iran Nuclear Deal] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 1st,2013

.. I admit , it has been a while since I have used his material .

.. Trust me , his cartoons are as good and as funny as ever …

.. This one is no different . Branco nails His Lordship (Obama) on this one , while bringing Bibi Netanyahu along for the ride …branco cartoon (netanyahu obama iran)

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… Barack Obama , You Should be Ashamed !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 22nd,2013

.. Tuesday of this week was November 19th , 2013 .

.. It was a historical moment in our nation ‘ s history . It was the sequicentennial (the 150th anniversity) of President

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

… Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abraham Lincoln ‘ s delivery of perhaps the seminal oration of his Presidency , the Gettysburg Address . It was not regarded quite that way at the time , but it is now regarded as one of the truly great speeches in American history .

.. The commemoration of the event was a very big undertaking   .  Many tens of thousaands of people attended the recreation of the event and  the speeches from the dedication of the cemetary .

.. Nothing more momentous in the changing of  our nation would have represented us as a nation better than your prescence at this commemoration  . Especially with you as our President being  there , delivering Mr. Lincoln ‘ s Gettysburg Address . But , where were you ?

.. You were not there . Shame on You . We  as a nation deserved to you there .

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… God Bless You , John F. Kennedy ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,November 22nd,2013

.. God Bless You , Mr. President !

.. I was born just under a year later . Believe it or not , I never asked my parents or my older family members about what their feelings were and their reactions were to the assasination . When I was old enough to understand the history of the times , it was 1973 or 1974 , I was around 9 or 10 years old , and it was around the time of Watergate (and President Nixon ‘ s resignation) .

.. I realized how raw the feelings were with people ,  just 10 years after the event .They were raw , even then . Even with the history that I studied [AP US History , for example] , I did not think that it was in good taste to ask about the subject . Unless I knew the person well , and I did so in private .

.. I began to realize how I might have felt , because I was in my sophomore year of high school [March 1981] when my personal and political hero , President Ronald Reagan was shot in an attempted assasination in Washington , D.C. . I was upset as hell , and very worried about the President ‘ s condition , until I knew that he was out of surgery and was in satisfactory (or better condition) . Thank God he was o.k. , but I received a reminder of how precious life is , and how precious  it is for those we have in our lives …

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… CBS does not Often Hit The Point [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,November 16th,2013

.. but , in this case , they do .

.. and How ! .. [link] here

.. this piece by the CBS Evening News puts a pretty good hammer on why His Lordship ‘ s proposed ” Administrative Fix ” is anything but what it is — a political face – saving measure , with little to no legal effect …

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… on John F. Kennedy …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 14th,2013

.. may God in Heaven Bless you , Mr. President .

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Was John Kennedy a liberal ?

.. As we know it now , no . Anyone who had been through the competition of the Kennedy family wars , Harvard , and World War II would most likely not be a modern liberal . Not even close . Kennedy was not only pro – civil rights , but also an internationalist in foreign affairs . Not to mention a strong position on defence . JFK was no wuss , unlike the current First Wuss .

.. Was JFK a conservative ? Not quite . But close . Being a strong supply side economics tax cutter , before the term had been invented , certainly got him started on the road . Especially from where the tax rates were when Kennedy got started . A marginal tax rate (at a high point) of 90 % . Wow .

… more to come …

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… Boy Blunder is at it Again [on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 12th,2013

.. I am talking about Jay Carney , White House Press Secretary , er Propaganda Minister .

English: Jay Carney giving a press briefing.

… JayBoy looking like an Idiot … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Can you believe the crap [link] that these idiots are peddling . They are attempting what in the political trade is a prebuttal . They want to get out in front of the bad news , and get out the bad news themselves , first . They just do not want to do it , unless they are absolutely forced to do so .

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… It is Plain and Simple — Obama Lied …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 5th,2013

.. and the evidence is plain , simple , and clear , from the video [link] .

.. Nice try , POTUS . No matter how much you try to manuveur around the subject , and “beat around the bush,” the video has you on the record . So , guess what ? You are busted , — and POTUS is a liar !

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… Where Grandiose Narcissism relates to POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 10th,2013

.. I have highlighted and brought over the relavent passages …

Describing grandiose narcissism as less a psychiatric disease and more a destructive character defect, the document suggested Rudd was held together by one key strut: an absolute conviction of intellectual superiority over everyone else. “Kick out that strut and he will collapse”.

Rudd, the document went on, was vulnerable to any challenge to his self-belief that he was more widely-read, smarter and more

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

… the First Narcissist … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

knowledgeable than anyone else “on the planet”. Such a condition of grandiose narcissism would make Rudd obsessively paranoid, excessively vindictive – “prepared to wait years to get revenge”.

Rudd would be threatened by a rival in any of his fields and would be obsessively paranoid and ready to retaliate to real or perceived threats; he would suffer from excessive suspicion. This could be tactically exploited, the document suggested, by promoting the idea that Rudd was merely a caretaker prime minister, to be terminated by colleagues once the election was won.

.. how does this relate to you-know-who ?

.. Easy . Barack Obama is one of the most extremely arrogant , suspicious , and paranoid political leaders that I can remember . At least Jimmy Carter and others have moral centers , save Wilhelm der Fibmeister . Clinton , for all of his moral failing (boy , were there a lot of them , that is for sure) could adapt politicallly , at least when he had to , or when certain parties got it thru his thick skull .

.. in this article (which i have requoted) , it refers to Kevin Rudd . The passage to see is the one that I am posting , or from the second paragraph above …

Rudd, the document went on, was vulnerable to any challenge to his self-belief that he was more widely-read, smarter and more knowledgeable than anyone else “on the planet”. Such a condition of grandiose narcissism would make Rudd obsessively paranoid, excessively vindictive – “prepared to wait years to get revenge”.

.. It does not take much of a stretch to take out “Rudd” and insert Barack Hussein Obama . Sound familiar ?! I thought that you would agree , too …

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… This is A Text [Draft Resolution] , but Not for What You Think …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 5th,2013

.. this is a text of a simple and short draft resolution , one that was drafted by Rep. Devin Nunes [R-Ca] . It is K.I.S.S. – class . simple and short . But , it is not for what you might think .

.. first , the text …

It is the sense of Congress that the President shall report to Congress within sixty days on the justification for using military force

English: Devin Nunes, U.S. Representative from...

English: Devin Nunes, U.S. Representative from California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

in Syria, including:

a. An explanation of the steps he has taken to secure greater support from America’s allies, including NATO, for his plan of action in Syria;

b. A detailed plan for military action in Syria, including specific goals and military objectives;

c. An explanation of what would qualify as a successful effort to “degrade” the Assad regime’s chemical weapons supply;

d. An explanation of how a “limited” military strike, if that is the preferred course of action, would help to secure Syria’s chemical weapons supplies and deter the future use of chemical weapons;

e. An explanation of how a “limited” military strike would advance the President’s policy supporting regime change in Syria, and what he has done to ensure that terrorist groups will not seize power there and/or gain control of Syria’s chemical weapons;

f. An explanation of how a “limited” military strike on Syria would prevent Iran and Russia from keeping the Assad regime in power;

g. An explanation of whether al Qaeda or other terrorist groups in Syria have access to chemical weapons, and whether they have used them in the past or could use them in the future;

h. An explanation of whether weapons from Libya are now being used by the Syrian opposition.

i. An estimate of the financial cost of his course of action in Syria.

… LEC back — I think that the House G.O.P. is secretly trying to get POTUS ‘ attention , if necessary , to whack him with a political 2×4 . They want to support the action , and the resolution , because it is in the G.O.P. ‘ s political D.N.A. . it is not in the Dems , but it is in the Republican ‘ s , however .

.. Ironically , Nunes is offering his support FOR the resolution , and for the operation . However , he is also putting POTUS on point . He has to take responsibility for his actions , and for his decisions . Recruiting some allies to help would help deal with the situation . W. did it . Other presidents did it . Now , it is Mr. Obama ‘ s turn to do it , and do the heavy diplomatic lifting . It is what is needed to build a coalition . He should call W. ‘ s people , and ask them . Colin Powell was one of them . he knows how tough that it will be . He would be  probably be willing to help , and I  doubt JohnBoy Kerry would object all that much .

.. If necessary , the House G.O.P. will sit on the resolution , until the ObamaCrap White House makes the DemoCraps cough up at least 1/3 , or better yet , a majority of the House Dem caucus . Then , the resolution will move , and it will be similar to the above . What comes naturally to most Presidents is pretty much alien to Obama . He needs , for once , to really understand what leadership really is . He needs to take responsibility for his actions in office , and what will eventually become a significant part of his legacy . Hemming , hawing , and dodging responsibility for one ‘ s acts ain ‘ t it , and it will not cut it . It just will not . POTUS needs to get the message . He will get the support that he needs , and that he desires . It comes with a price .

.. Mr. President , it is time to “Man Up,” for crying out loud !!

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… Thank You , Chattanooga !! [Free Press , that is !] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 31st,2013

.. It seems in his umteenth pivot to his campaign on jobs , POTUS went on a campaign trip to eastern Tennessee . He went to an Amazon.com distribution center , thinking somehow that his policies and leadership helped create it .

.. Ha!Ha! What a joke . I am reprinting this editorial from the local paper , the Chattanooga Free Press . They went off and ripped

English: Chattanooga Times Free Press editoria...

English: Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

into you – know – who big time . Hell , Obama has it coming ! …

Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

President Obama,

Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Forgive us if you are not greeted with the same level of Southern hospitality that our area usually bestows on its distinguished guests. You see, we understand you are in town to share your umpteenth different job creation plan during your time in office. If it works as well as your other job creation programs, then thanks, but no thanks. We’d prefer you keep it to yourself.

That’s because your jobs creation plans so far have included a ridiculous government spending spree and punitive tax increase on job creators that were passed, as well as a minimum wage increase that, thankfully, was not. Economists — and regular folks with a basic understanding of math — understand that these are three of the most damaging policies imaginable when a country is mired in unemployment and starving for job growth.

Even though 64 percent of Chattanooga respondents said they would rather you hadn’t chosen to visit our fair city, according to a survey on the Times Free Press website, it’s probably good that you’re here. It will give you an opportunity to see the failure of your most comprehensive jobs plan to date, the disastrous stimulus scheme, up close and personal.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped fund the Gig to Nowhere project, a $552 million socialist-style experiment in government-owned Internet, cable and phone services orchestrated by EPB — Chattanooga’s government-owned electric monopoly.

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The Gig to Nowhere is a Smart Grid, a high tech local electricity infrastructure intended to improve energy efficiency and reduce power outages. After lobbying for, and receiving, $111.6 million in stimulus money from your administration, EPB decided to build a souped-up version of the Smart Grid with fiber optics rather than more cost-effective wireless technology. This decision was supposed to allow EPB to provide the fastest Internet service in the Western Hemisphere, a gigabit-per-second Internet speed that would send tech companies and web entrepreneurs stampeding to Chattanooga in droves.

In reality, though, the gig, like most of the projects funded by your stimulus plan, has been an absolute bust.

While the Smart Grid will cost taxpayers and local electric customers well over a half-billion dollars when all is said and done, there has been little improvement in the quality of EPB’s electric service. Worse, despite being heavily subsidized, EPB’s government-owned Internet, cable and telephone outfit that competes head-to-head against private companies like AT&T and Comcast is barely staying afloat, often relying on loans from electric service reserve funds to afford its business expenses.

Further, there has been no credible evidence to suggest that EPB can even provide a gig of service consistently and reliably. Any companies hoping to utilize the Gig to Nowhere are quoted monthly billing costs that make the service unfeasible. As a result, Chattanooga has remained a relative ghost town for technological innovation. Almost no economic development whatsoever has resulted from the gig.

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What the gig has brought, however, is that shocking price tag. Because of your unwillingness to balance the budget, Mr. President, the $111.6 million federal handout to subsidize the Gig to Nowhere will actually cost federal taxpayers $158.2 million, due to interest. Once EPB received the stimulus infusion to fund the pork project, the electric monopoly took out a $219.8 bond that will balloon to $391.3 million by the time Chattanoogans are done paying it off.

The bond’s first payment comes due this fall and there remain significant questions about how EPB can manage to pay the debt without hiking electric rates on EPB customers.

Building a Smart Grid to get into a telecom sector already well-served by private companies was a bad idea from the start. But getting government involved in places it doesn’t belong is a hallmark of your administration. As a result, you and your policymakers were happy to fund the Gig to Nowhere.

You claimed that the Smart Grid would create jobs for Chattanooga. But in reality, all it did was push America deeper in debt and lure a local government agency into making a terrible financial decision that will weigh on Chattanoogans like a millstone for decades to come.

So excuse us, Mr. President, for our lack of enthusiasm for your new jobs program. Here in Chattanooga we’re still reeling from your old one.

— The Free Press

— Note — Chattanooga is in southeastern Tennessee , just north of Tennessee ‘ s border with Georgia , and not far away from the northeast border of Alabama . It is also within reasonable range of the borders of both Carolinas (North & South) . So , this paper , while with a moderate readership , is in a market that has more of an effect on an area that is out of size for its area …

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… Absolutely Hilarious [Al Sharpton slapdown]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 22nd,2013

.. thanks to Smitty at theOtherMcCain for pointing out this link , and CapBlacktheHoodConservative for the original post . You really have to listen to this . No music to it , but a very righteous slapdown of the DemoCraps , Al Sharpton , the urban Agenda , well , you get the idea …

Is There A ‘George Brotherman’, A ‘Chocolate Klansman’?

by Smitty

What an excellent essay. I could not have said it better myself, both in terms of content quality, and I would be nailed to the wall as a three-alarm raaaaacist for laying the truth down like this :

LEC here — same here , Smitty . No one gives an Al Sharpton smackdown better than another black guy …

Forget George Zimmerman Watch Out For George Brotherman

Watch!

Forget George Zimmerman, Watch Out For George Brotherman

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