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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Hawaii DoH again verifies Obama born in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:58 AM :: 7206 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, Director of the Hawai’i State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawai‘i and is a natural-born American citizen."

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Monday, July 27, 2009
Obamacare "IMAC" to ration healthcare
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:23 PM :: 6239 Views :: National News, Ethics

For the second time in less than two weeks, the independent and non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has dealt a crushing blow to President Barack Obama’s health care plans. First, on July 17th, CBO director Doug Elmendorf sent a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), explaining that, in direct contradiction to President Obama’s promise that his health plan would not add “even one dime to our deficit over the next decade,” the House health plan would actually increase the budget deficit by $239 billion over ten years.

Reeling from this setback, the White House then put all of its cost-containing reform eggs in one basket: a massive transfer of power from Congress to the Executive branch in the form of an “Independent Medicare Advisory Council” (IMAC) that would be “the equivalent of a federal health board determining how health care was rationed for all seniors.”

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Don't be fooled: Obama was Born in Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 4:42 PM :: 7959 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(New audio debate: Walden vs Berg on Tennessee radio station.)

(Notice how the Obama media has suddenly chosen to focus on the birthers just as Obama's socialized health care scheme falls apart in Congress?  Precisely as this writer has explained again and again, the "birthers" are very helpful to Obama.  He uses them to portray his opponents as loons.  He also uses them as a cudgel against any investigation of his past or his associations.)   

Led by 9-11 trooothers like Pennsylvania Democrat Phil Berg, the scammers claiming that Barack Obama was born outside the US are continuing to work day and night to divert Obama's opponents into useless tin-foil-hat conspiracy theories.  Every day they come up with a distracting new lie.

As Obama's hero Saul Alinsky explains:   “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunshine law gets teeth—Council reorganization ordered
By Andrew Walden @ 3:11 PM :: 6363 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics

Suddenly the Sunshine law has teeth. Ruling late Thursday, Judge Ronald Ibarra has effectively outlawed the Hawaii County Council’s controversial June 16 reorganization. Judge Ibarra, who oversaw the Hokulia case, further ruled that the council is temporarily enjoined “from taking any further action except to conduct further reorganization.”

According to the plaintiff’s attorney, this is the first time that a court in Hawaii has enjoined a legislative body from functioning.

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Friday, July 24, 2009
Sean Hannity exposes Hawaii's Failed Universal Health Care Experiment
By Selected News Articles @ 9:10 PM :: 8794 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union, but the first to implement a universal health- care scheme. Now, it did not go as lawmakers in the Aloha State had originally planned, and Griff Jenkins, he tells us the story why.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Hizb Ut-Tahrir in Chicago: Shariah Takes Precedence over U.S. Constitution
By IPT News @ 2:19 PM :: 5346 Views :: National News, Ethics

Hizb ut-Tahrir, an international movement seeking to re-establish an international Islamic state - or Caliphate - and to indoctrinate Muslims into supporting jihad, wants to step up its recruitment efforts in the United States. On July 19, the group, whose alumni include 9/ 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and suicide bombers, held a conference entitled "The Fall of Capitalism and the Rise of Islam" in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Oak Lawn, Ill, a Chicago suburb.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Video: Muslim mob surrounds and attacks Christians (in Michigan)
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 5486 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Lebanon?  Egypt?  No.....this is "Dearborn Arabfest 2009" June 21, 2009

(BTW thousands of Christian Arabs live in Michigan.  No rights for them to question Islam, eh?)

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Obamacare: House Dems question taxes and debt
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:20 PM :: 3400 Views :: National News, Ethics

The independent verdict on Obamacare is in: Instead of saving the federal government from fiscal catastrophe, the health reform measures being drafted by congressional Democrats would worsen an already bleak budget outlook, increasing deficit projections and driving the nation more deeply into debt. This runaway spending, coupled with the Democrats plans to raise taxes, will kill our struggling economy and leave us with double digit unemployment for years to come.

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Sotomayor refuses to defend liberal record
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:12 PM :: 3307 Views :: National News, Ethics

Tough questioning by conservative senators afforded Sotomayor a rare opportunity to defend the principles of progressive/liberal jurisprudence. But Sotomayor declined to defend those principles at every turn. Instead, according to Case Western law professor Jonathan Adler, Sotomayor sounded “more like the sort of nominee we would have expected from a President McCain than a President Obama.”

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Thursday, July 16, 2009
CBO Director: "Federal budget is on an unsustainable path"
By Selected News Articles @ 9:20 PM :: 3648 Views :: National News, Ethics

Federal Debt Held by the Public Under CBO’s Long-Term Budget Scenarios  (Percentage of GDP)

Under current law, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path, because federal debt will continue to grow much faster than the economy over the long run. CBO estimates that in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, the federal government will record its largest budget deficits as a share of GDP since shortly after World War II. As a result of those deficits, federal debt held by the public will soar from 41 percent of GDP at the end of fiscal year 2008 to 60 percent at the end of fiscal year 2010.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The House’s $1.3 Trillion Health Care Train Wreck
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:39 AM :: 5198 Views :: National News, Ethics

 

Yesterday House Democrats unveiled their much anticipated health care plan the same day that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a preliminary scoring of the bill putting a $1.3 trillion price tag on the effort. Weighing in at 1,018 pages, that comes to $1.264 billion per page. But even this analysis understates the true costs of the bill. The CBO only scores bills on a ten-year time frame, and House Democrats have designed their bill to obscure the catastrophic long-term fiscal path it places our country on.

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Friday, July 10, 2009
Socialized health tax: Hawaii 'Hardest Hit'
By News Release @ 5:39 PM :: 5652 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Combining top federal and state rates, and factoring in all deductions, the government would be taking over half of every additional dollar from high-income taxpayers in two-thirds of the states under this latest funding scheme,” Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge said. “In fact, even in the seven states with no income tax, the lowest top tax rate would be about 46%.”

The hardest-hit states would be Hawaii (55.8%), Oregon (55.8%) ....

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Friday, July 10, 2009
The $1.5 Trillion Health Care Taxapalooza
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:01 PM :: 3481 Views :: National News, Ethics

Just 15 days into office, President Obama signed a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility that was paid for with a 156% tax hike on tobacco. Since slightly more than half of today’s smokers (53%) earn less than $36,000 per year, Obama’s first effort at expanding government’s role in health care also became his first broken promise. But that first Medicaid expansion was minor league compared to the estimated $1.5 trillion health care plan Congress is considering now.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009
Debating the "Birthers" Walden vs Taitz (audio)
By Selected News Articles @ 2:52 PM :: 7337 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

On June 21, Walden was interviewed by Ben Barrack on right wing radio (KTEM, Temple City/Ft Hood, TX) and was joined later in the program by Birfistani lawyer and dentist, Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. The argument got pretty hot pretty soon in.

Plus, Walden said to Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq.: “Don’t patronize me, dentist!”

Yes, he did!

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Thursday, July 09, 2009
EPA Admits Cap and Trade Will Fail
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:15 AM :: 5477 Views :: National News, Ethics

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began their hearings on the 1,500 page Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation Tuesday, and ranking member Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) won a startling admission from Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson. Inhofe produced an EPA chart generated last year during the Senate’s debate of the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade legislation. The chart showed that the carbon reductions under that bill would not materially effect global carbon concentrations in the atmosphere. Inhofe then asked Jackson if she agreed with the chart’s conclusions. Jackson replied: “I believe that essential parts of the chart are that the U.S. action alone will not impact CO2 levels.”

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Thursday, July 09, 2009
Hastings: Dept of Justice seeks changes in Akaka Bill
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 6817 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Administration’s Position Still Unknown, Sources say Department of Justice Seeks Changes to Bill....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Akaka Bill postponed: Dems balk at OHA cronies' demands for more loot
By Selected News Articles @ 8:23 PM :: 8397 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The vote postponement follows some written criticisms of the bill by prominent members of the Native Hawaiian legal community.

In a four-page analysis of the legislation sent to the Natural Resources Committee, the Native Hawaiian Bar Association voiced concern that some provisions would grant the federal government too much immunity against potential claims by Native Hawaiians, especially for land.

(They want the Akaka Tribe but they are unwilling to trade away the PASH decision and the opportunity to shake down future Hokulias.)

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Akaka Bill UPDATE: House Committee CANCELS Thursday vote
By Andrew Walden @ 11:30 AM :: 9654 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

House minority staff report that the Akaka Bill, HR2314 Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, is scheduled to be "marked up" by the US House Committee on Natural Resources Thursday, July 9th at 10AM. 

UPDATE 4PM 7-8-09: House Minority press secretary Jill Strait reports that the Akaka Bill has been removed from the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the US House Committee on Natural Resources.   

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Democrats begin Trillion-dollar push for second "stimulus"
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:58 AM :: 3615 Views :: National News, Ethics

Celebrating his first 100 days in office, President Barack Obama told the American people: “One hundred days ago, in the midst of the worst economic crisis in half a century, we passed the most sweeping economic recovery act in history…One hundred days later, we are already seeing results.”

And he’s right, we are. Unemployment has risen to 9.5%, stocks fell to their lowest level in 10 weeks on Tuesday, and consumer credit delinquencies have hit a record high.

Responding to the obvious failure of the Obama administration’s $787 billion stimulus package, some liberals in the House and Senate are calling for a second (really the third when you count President Bush’s 2008 effort) stimulus. How big of a second stimulus? Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director Dean Baker told Politico: “To my mind it’s pretty obvious we need another stimulus package, probably a lot bigger than the last one.”

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Djou campaign makes national news
By Selected News Articles @ 5:23 PM :: 7142 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

In response to the state’s financial woes, Djou has advocated curtailing expenditures by shrinking the state budget and scaling back government programs. He has been a vocal critic of Hannemann’s proposal of a 20-mile elevated rail line that would run throughout Honolulu. Hannemann has said the jobs needed to construct the rail system would stimulate the economy, while Djou has charged that the cost would outstrip the job-related benefits.

“Charles is trying to make it understood that you can’t solve all your problems by raising taxes,” said Jim Bryan, a spokesman for the Hawaii Republican Party. “It’s going to hurt people further who have already suffered from this economy.”

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Defense Contractor Charged With Kickbacks Helped Fund Murtha's Campaigns (Abercrombie's too)
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 8320 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Richard Ianieri, the defense contractor charged today with accepting $200,000 in kickbacks from a subcontractor, was president of a company that gave more money to Rep. John Murtha than any other lawmaker. That company, Coherent Systems International, received millions of dollars in earmarks from Murtha, and continued giving money to the Pennsylvania Democrat after Ianieri left Coherent and Argon ST bought it.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Job Killer: Obama’s new Health Care Tax
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:15 PM :: 4218 Views :: National News, Ethics

This past Friday the CBO released a fuller scoring of HELP’s legislation, and indeed, the overall impact on our nation’s debt is lower: a mere $597 billion would be added to federal budget deficits over the 2010-2019 period.

How did HELP lower the bill’s budget busting total? Did they “bend the curve” on health care costs? Did they weed out administrative costs? Eliminate waste? Nope. The Washington Post reports:

Committee staffers reworked the bill — and added a new provision requiring most employers to contribute to the cost of health insurance — to arrive at the lower estimate. Under the new proposal, any business with more than 25 workers would be required to offer coverage or pay a $750 penalty per employee.

In other words, the HELP committee wants to pay for their health care plan in classic “tax-and-spend” liberal fashion: by instituting a crippling new tax on our nation’s businesses. And not just any new tax. A tax directed like a heat seeking missile at job creation: an employer mandate.

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Monday, July 06, 2009
Djou denounces Abercrombie's "$20B reckless fiscal maneuver"
By News Release @ 6:34 PM :: 6729 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

"This is a reckless fiscal maneuver that dramatically increases taxpayers' cost and an inappropriate use of the defense budget to spread political pork.  This is nothing more than an all too typical Congressional move to spend public money for the sake of spending money," stated Djou.  "This is exactly the reason why Hawaii needs a new voice in D.C."

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
NY City Council backs closure of schools for Islamic Feast on Sept. 11th
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 PM :: 13093 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  

The NY Times fails to mention that Eid al-Adha falls on Sunday, September 11 in the year 2016 and Eid al-Fitr will begin at sunset on September 9 and continue to sunset on Friday September 10 in the year 2010.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
After Call From Senator Inouye’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 12162 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Inouye reported ownership of Central Pacific shares worth $350,000 to $700,000, some held by his wife, at the end of 2007 [5]. The shares represented at least two-thirds of Inouye's total reported assets. Inouye has requested a delay in filing his annual financial disclosure for 2008, which was due this spring, and he declined to provide the current value of his investment. Since the end of 2007, the bank's stock has lost 79 percent of its value.

Central Pacific was founded in 1954 by a group of World War II veterans including Inouye who were emerging leaders in Hawaii's Japanese American community.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Carbon Tax: House to vote Friday on another $2 trillion in waste
By News Release @ 10:13 AM :: 6468 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Independent estimates say that families could pay $3,000 more a year on energy and the entire plan would take $2 trillion from our economy in just over eight years.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Abercrombie nailed for $51M in "Defense" Pork
By News Release @ 9:52 AM :: 7406 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Some of the biggest porkers in the House authorization bill were Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), with 17 projects worth $51,646,000...$3,500,000 by Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) for BAE Systems in Honolulu, Hawaii...$2,550,000 by Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) for whale and dolphin hearing....

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
McCain "Neda Speech" blasts Obama's weakness on Iran (full text)
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 8090 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

  

Obama: "When a young woman gets shot on the street when she gets out of her car that's a problem."

McCain: "Today I and all America pays tribute to a brave young woman who was trying to exercise her fundamental human rights and was killed on the streets of Tehran.  All Americans are with her.  Our thoughts and our prayers are for her."

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
As His Agenda Collapses On Capitol Hill, Obama Hopes For Press Conference Hail Mary Today
By News Release @ 10:49 AM :: 5143 Views :: National News, Ethics

NBC's Chuck Todd: "The honeymoon is coming to an end for President Obama, but it's not personal. It's professional, as now the public appears to be judging the president on some of his actions."

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Monday, June 22, 2009
CBO busts Obama's socialized healthcare plan
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:55 AM :: 6229 Views :: National News, Ethics

A NYT poll, which predominantly questioned Obama voters, showed only 43% of Americans would be willing to pay $500 a year more in taxes to pay for universal coverage. And the NYT did not ask how many Americans would be willing to give up their current health plan (77% of Americans are satisfied with their current plan) in exchange for a government-run option.

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Friday, June 19, 2009
EPA targets Waikiki? Large hotels, hospitals to fall under EPA carbon rules
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:38 AM :: 8694 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, regulating carbon through the Clean Air Act would expose at least one million mid-sized commercial buildings to draconian environmental regulations. One-fifth of all food service businesses, one-third of all health care businesses, one-half of the entire lodging industry, and even 10% of all buildings used for worship would be under the EPA’s hammer.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
$9.4 trillion question: What is the Bigger Threat? Global Warming or Global Warming Legislation
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:15 AM :: 4528 Views :: National News, Ethics

Yesterday the White House release a report, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, finding that “Climate changes are underway in the United States and are projected to grow.” Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) told The Hill, “The findings released today add urgency to the growing momentum in Congress for legislation that cuts global warming pollution.” Do they really? Is there any evidence in the report that global warming legislation will prevent any of the changes the report identifies? Is there any evidence in the report that the costs of global warming legislation will be offset by its benefits? No and no.

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Monday, June 15, 2009
Sham Elections Expose Obama’s Iran Policy
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:04 AM :: 5925 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

On the eve of Friday’s election in Iran, President Barack Obama told reporters: “We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran. Whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact there has been a robust debate hopefully will advance our ability to engage them in new ways.” But almost immediately after the polls closed, election authorities miraculously claimed to have counted millions of paper ballots and named the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner.

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Friday, June 12, 2009
Blackmailed? Palau reportedly to take 17 Guantanamo detainees
By Andrew Walden @ 10:57 AM :: 7947 Views :: Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

With Obama’s White House counsel Greg Craig and GTMO Shutdown Czar Daniel Fried riding shotgun—plus the detainees two personal attorneys--a US plane landed Thursday in Bermuda to offload four Chinese Muslim Uighurs who allegedly trained with al-Qaeda and were captured in Afghanistan on the field of combat at Tora Borah in December, 2001.

Palau is the Obama’s administration’s next stop. Seventeen more Uighurs from Tora Bora are to be dumped there. That will total 21 jihadi head-choppers who have been granted residence at US taxpayer expense on beautiful tropical islands after facing American soldiers in combat alongside al-Qaeda at Tora Borah.  Palauans have the right to travel and work in the United States under the terms of the Compact of Free Association. 

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Friday, June 12, 2009
Obama Rhetoric vs Health Care Reality
By Heritage Foundation @ 9:35 AM :: 4054 Views :: National News, Ethics

Campaigning for his health care plan yesterday, President Barack Obama told a Green Bay, Wisconsin audience: “Right now a number of my Republican friends have said, ‘We can’t support anything with a public option.’ It’s not clear that it’s based on any evidence as much as it is their thinking, their fear, that somehow once you have a public plan that government will take over the entire health care system.” In fact, the opposite is true. It is President Obama who is operating on rhetoric without any evidence to back up his claims.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
House Natural Resources Committee considers Akaka Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 12:23 PM :: 8525 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“It’s essentially an enabling act” that would allow Native Hawaiians OHA cronies the chance to manage land and assets as they see fit, Abercrombie said. “When the land wasn’t worth anything and there was no money, nobody cared.  (When was that?  1848?  Overthrowing the Mahele, Neil?)  Now that the land is worth a considerable amount of money, now all of a sudden, everybody is OHA cronies are interested.”

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Obama PAYGO Farce
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:48 PM :: 3961 Views :: National News, Ethics

The world's biggest borrow-and-spender swears off financial irresponsibility (again) ...

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009
The Obama Jobs Gap
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:04 AM :: 5912 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Even Democrats are beginning to question the integrity of the Obama administration’s economic claims. Grilling Obama’s Treasury Secretary, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) said:

You created a situation where you cannot be wrong. If the economy loses 2 million jobs over the next few years, you can say yes, but it would’ve lost 5.5 million jobs. If we create a million jobs, you can say, well, it would have lost 2.5 million jobs. You’ve given yourself complete leverage where you cannot be wrong, because you can take any scenario and make yourself look correct.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Estate tax: Hawaii could add 7000 jobs
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 5317 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii could add 7,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers if the federal estate tax were repealed, according to a new analysis by SmartBusiness Hawaii (SBH) and the SBH Entrepreneurial Education Foundation.

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Monday, June 08, 2009
Price of Apology: Clinton, Obama, and the Hawaiian Quid Pro Quo
By Andrew Walden @ 8:01 AM :: 10395 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Contrary to popular opinion, Indian reservations have a history in Hawaii. An Oct. 12, 1999, article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin describes the 1995 efforts by corrupt trustees controlling America’s largest charitable trust — Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate (KSBE) — to evade state and federal oversight. And not without reason: trustees’ salaries were over $1 million per year. KSBE money, along with trustees’ personal funds, had been invested in a pornographic website. Spending on the Kamehameha School was being cut. One trustee was running rampant in the school, micromanaging teachers and administrators. The trustees’ self-dealing and their investments with Goldman Sachs — at the time headed by current New Jersey Democratic Governor John Corzine — had brought losses of $264 million in 1994 alone. Investigators were starting to ask questions. Hawaiians were beginning to protest. The trustees’ plan? Get the IRS and the state attorney general off their backs by moving KSBE’s legal domicile to an Indian reservation.

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Monday, June 08, 2009
Stop the Health Care Bailout Before it Starts
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:24 AM :: 4302 Views :: National News, Ethics

The last time Congress debated fundamental health care reform, America’s health insurance industry fought against more government control of your health care, most famously with the “Harry and Louise” ad depicting a typical middle class family in despair. This time around, however, the health insurance industry is supporting more government control of your health care. Why? Because key reformers are offering to use government coercion to force fifty million Americans to become new health insurance customers. What industry wouldn’t want the government to create 50 million new customers overnight?

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Friday, June 05, 2009
Leadership Lacking in Cairo
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:48 AM :: 6057 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

A ritual exercise in self-loathing that has become a hallmark of the Obama administration....

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Thursday, June 04, 2009
Remembering Tiananmen
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:46 PM :: 5657 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In the spring of 1989, millions of Chinese peacefully seized control of their own capital and demanded democracy. After then-Premier Li Peng declared martial law on May 19th, the people of Beijing, not just students, responded by setting up bus and truck barricades to protect the demonstrators’ command post in Tiananmen Square. But on the morning of June 4th, 20 years ago today, China’s rulers sent in tanks and soldiers to regain control. The Chinese government claims only 241 people died that day, but the Chinese Red Cross puts the number at 2,600.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Obama's Muslim Roots: What a difference a year makes
By Andrew Walden @ 8:57 PM :: 11462 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Family

Speaking in Turkey, April 6, President Obama claimed: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation."  This is not new.  Obama has delivered similar remarks going back to at least 2008.  These are usually coupled with "we are not a (or--We are also a) Jewish nation, Muslim nation, Buddhist nation, nation of unbelievers, etc"  

But in Germany June 3, as he prepared to travel to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Obama changed his meme--announcing "The US is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

Toby Harnden of the UK Telegraph writes:

As ABC's Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller astutely outline here, the Obama administration is embracing the new president's inner Muslim, as it were. Deputy national security adviser stated that Obama had "experienced Islam on three continents...growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father -- obviously Muslim Americans [are] a key part of Illinois and Chicago".

So that's once, twice, three times a Muslim?

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
President Obama’s Top Ten Apologies
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:47 AM :: 6539 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

Tomorrow at 6:10 AM EST, (12:10AM HST) President Barack Obama will deliver a keynote address at Cairo University. If past experience is any guide, he will continue apologizing for America’s “mistakes” and bend over backward trying to explain that the United States is not a threat to Islam. The President has already apologized for his country to nearly 3 billion people across Europe, the Muslim world and the Americas.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Arkansas Shooter Studied Under Yemeni Radicals
By IPT News @ 4:36 AM :: 6143 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

ABC News reports that federal investigators "are engaged in an intense effort to reconstruct Muhammad's path to extremism -- and allegedly to murder -- taking apart his life, examining his friendships, educational records, travel within the United States and possible contacts with extremists overseas."

That path should lead to Dammaj, a tribal area of Yemen, and a madrassa run by a Salafi cleric named Yahya Hajuri, a knowledgeable source told the IPT. Muhammad wanted to study at Hajuri's Al-Da'wah Center when he went to Yemen in early 2007.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
"In the Obama Administration ... It's Easy Being Palestinian"
By Daniel Pipes @ 7:43 AM :: 6083 Views :: National News, Ethics, World News, Family

The much-anticipated meeting between Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu on May 18 went off smoothly, if a bit tensely, as predicted. Everyone was on best behavior and the event excited so little attention that the New York Times reported it on page 12.

As expected, however, the gloves came off immediately thereafter, with a series of tough American demands, especially U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's insistence on May 27 that the Netanyahu government end residential building for Israelis in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. This prompted a defiant response. The Israeli governing coalition chairman pointed out the mistake of prior "American dictates," a minister compared Obama to pharaoh, and the government press office director cheekily mock-admired "the residents of Iroquois territory for assuming that they have a right to determine where Jews should live in Jerusalem."

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Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Largest Expansion of Government Ever
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:04 AM :: 3936 Views :: National News, Ethics

Speaking to a celebrity studded fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Beverly Hills last night, President Barack Obama humbly proclaimed he “would put these first four months up against any prior administration since FDR.”....

Near the end of his Beverly Hills remarks to the Hollywood elite, Obama promised, “Los Angeles, you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Unfortunately President Obama may be right again. His upcoming agenda includes a trillion dollar energy tax, the stealth nationalization of the health care industry, and an economy killing rewrite of our nation’s labor laws.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Washington-run health care: A matter of life and death
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 5122 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Canadian Shona Holmes had a brain tumor and was told by her government health care agency to wait 6 months for treatment.  In Canada she had no choice.  The government had spoken.  So Shona mortgaged her home and came to the United States for immediate treatment--that saved her life.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Obama's Supreme Court pick Sotomayor: “Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see”
By Selected News Articles @ 8:37 AM :: 4448 Views :: National News, Ethics

(HERE ARE THE REASONS OBAMA PICKED SOTOMAYOR)

In 2001, Sonia Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “may and will make a difference in our judging.”

This month, for example, a video surfaced of Judge Sotomayor asserting in 2005 that a “court of appeals is where policy is made.”

“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said, for jurists who are women and nonwhite, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

She added, “And I wonder whether by ignoring our differences as women or men of color we do a disservice both to the law and society.”

She also approvingly quoted several law professors who said that “to judge is an exercise of power” and that “there is no objective stance but only a series of perspectives.”

“Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see,” she said.

(WHO NEEDS LAWS OR A CONSTITUTION WHEN ONE CAN FACE JUDGEMENT BASED ON THE JUDGE'S INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY?)

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