06/17/10 Europe/ Obama/ Immigration

President Obama said today he is going to use the Gulf disaster to immediately push a new energy bill through Congress. I got an idea … How about first using the Gulf disaster to fix the Gulf disaster?          - Jay Leno 

Patriots of Southeast Michigan Bi-weekly Meeting
TODAY  Thursday, June 17, 2010            5:30pm
At the Club House at The Orchards, 3600 Townsquare Blvd., Carleton  (just north of the antique mall on the west side of Telegraph, between Will Carleton Rd. and Carleton-Rockwood Rd. ).  All welcome! 
Meetings usually held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. 
The First Annual Liber-TEA Fair
Presented by Michigan Tea Party Alliance
Saturday, July 24th      12:30PM – 5:00PM

Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1035 S. Cochran Avenue, Charlotte Michigan 48813 (Click address for map.)   http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=1035+S+Cochran+Ave,+Charlotte,+Eaton,+Michigan+48813&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.901528,56.513672&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=Fb0_iQIdVILx-g&split=0&hq=&hnear=1035+S+Cochran+Ave,+Charlotte,+Eaton,+Michigan+48813&z=16
Activities include: Classic Car Show, Kids’ Games(inflatables, face painting, clowns, and historical games), Crafts, Historical Education, Meet the Candidates (several candidates for state office will be making an appearance.), Well-known Speakers, Live Entertainment, and much, much more.


Petition to place Michigan Citizens Healthcare Freedom Amendment on the November 2010 ballot
The objective is to place on the November ballot a referendum to amend the State Constitution to fight back against the Washington health care takeover.  For a summary or full language of the amendment, see http://www.michiganhcf.com/amendment-language/ 
Needed: 380,000 signatures by June 26, 2010.
Petitions available to sign at all Patriots of SE MI events or contact:
Monroe County Coordinator: Warren Davis  wrdavis1@riverraisinpatriots.org    
Wayne County Coordinator: Wayne County Taxpayers Association  www.wctaxpayers.org   
To obtain petition forms, see  http://www.michiganhcf.com/  

YOU can impact the Michigan primary election August 8th!   
It’s not too late to be a precinct delegate.  See ”Write-in Candidates for Precinct Delegate” and more information at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/V_Precinct_Delegate_Candidates_265988_7.pdf
American first, conservative second, Republican precinct committeeman by necessity.
(from http://www.redstate.com/simpson316/2010/06/08/blagojevich-indicts-entire-political-process/  )

Don’t Use the Military to Advance a Political Agenda – petition
June 8, 2010
Two weeks ago, the House of Representatives voted to tack the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) revocation onto the Defense Authorization bill–a legislative trick designed to give protective cover to Members of Congress who don’t wish to go on record as voting for open homosexuality in the military. The Senate Armed Services Committee did the same.
Now, many members of the U.S. Senate who have not decided how they will vote will be placed under immense political pressure to vote for sending vital supplies and armaments to our troops while downplaying the fact that the needs of our brave men and women in uniform are being used as a pretext to advance a radical social-political agenda.
President Obama and the Congressional leadership have chosen to ignore the planned year-long study of the policy by the military, along with grave concerns from all four of the military service chiefs, about the ramifications of overturning the law. They have, in effect, told our qualified military leaders to shut up and conform.
More and link to petition  http://www.frcaction.org/alerts/shut-up-and-conform

Read the Bills Act: Do they know how ridiculous they look?
 by James Leroy Wilson             June 16, 2010
Do you know what Congress does when it’s in session? Watch this video to find out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZw1bLbmD2U
The video shows just a few of the silly and pointless resolutions Congress wastes time on, instead of doing what it’s supposed to do.
Please tell Congress to re-arrange its priorities and pass the Read the Bills Act.   http://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/27
More at http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/read+the+bills+act%3A+do+they+know+how+ridiculous+they+look%3F

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Tribute to Our Troops – Video
Oliver North, US Troops  Veterans Day

Beating swords into welfare cheques
by Mark Steyn       June 3, 2010
 ”Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism . . . ‘The Europe that protects’ is a slogan of the European Union.” [New York Times]
Protects from what? Right now, Europe mostly needs protection from itself, and its worst inclinations:
“With low growth, low birth rates and longer life expectancies, Europe can no longer afford its comfortable lifestyle.”

History Returns to Europe
By Victor Davis Hanson         June 3, 2010
[T]here is a general sense of satisfied accomplishment among European social democrats. They believe that finally a quiet sameness across their continent has replaced two millennia of constant European warring and revolution. Now, everybody seems to get an apartment, small car, state job, good pension and peace — and in exchange, all voice comfortable center-left consensus politics.
But beneath the genteel European Union veneer, few remembered that human nature remains constant and gives not even nice Europeans a pass from its harsh laws.
So suddenly the Greek financial meltdown, and the staggering debts that must be repaid, have alternately enraged and terrified northern European creditors. Even the most vocal Europhiles are quietly rethinking the entire premise of a European Union that offers lavish benefits but no sound method of paying for them.
After all, it is one thing to redistribute income by taking from richer Germans and Austrians to give to poorer Germans and Austrians. But it is something else for all Germans and Austrians to extend their socialist charity to siesta-taking Greeks, Italians and Spaniards….
But bickering over a trillion dollars in bad southern European debt is not the EU’s only problem. Why, for example, do Europe’s cradle-to-grave entitlements so often end up encouraging declining populations, atheism and lower worker productivity that is (are!) readily apparent to the casual visitor?
Perhaps if everybody ends up about the same, regardless of effort or achievement, then life must be enjoyed mostly in the here and now. Why sacrifice for children, or put something aside for heirs, or worry over a judgment in the afterlife? The more the European Union talks about its global caring, the less likely its own citizens are to have children….
Much is made of European multiculturalism, a willingness to allow Muslims from the Middle East, Pakistan and Turkey to live separate lives without assimilating fully into European society.
But such “tolerance” reflects in part a fear of radical Islam and terrorism. For all the European talk of progressive attitudes about free speech, feminism and gay rights, such principles fade quickly when radical Muslims demand Sharia law, demonize homosexuals or threaten European cartoonists and novelists. It is almost as if the more Europe takes pride in its own multiculturalism, the larger its ethnic ghettoes expand — and the more its native populations grow bitter against the foreign-born….
In short, as a reaction to the self-destruction of Europe in World War II and the twin monsters of fascism and communism, Europeans thought they could change human nature itself through the creation of an all-caring, all-wise European Union uber-citizen. Instead of dealing with human sins, European wise men of the last half-century would simply declare them passé.
But human-driven history is now roaring back with a fury in Europe — from Mediterranean insolvency, to the threat of radical Islam, to demographic decline, to new international dangers on the horizon.
Only one question remains: At a time when Europe is discovering that its democratic socialism does not work, why in the world is the United States doing its best to copy it?
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/06/03/history_returns_to_europe_105833.html  (Thanks, James Brody http://www.deadcatsandclippings.com/?p=396 )

The Obama Administration Sides With Hamas
 By Joseph A. Klein  Friday, June 4, 2010
Hamas’ allies have achieved what they set out to do – to push Israel into a corner by provoking a confrontation against the blockade-breaker flotilla of ships and then using Israel’s response to force an end to the blockade against the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here

By Joe Kovacs        June 10, 2010
A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State.
“There is no birth certificate,” said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. “It’s like an open secret. There isn’t one. Everyone in the government there knows this.”

Tim Adams Chief Elections Clerk exposes Obama Birth Certificate Scandal – video
Excerpted from the June 5th episode of the Political Cesspool radio show, Part 3

Call for Obama’s resignation cites ‘deceit, fraud, dishonesty’
By Bob Unruh          June 08, 2010
A retired U.S. military leader who now is a presence on the Internet with his Stand Up For America and Veterans Defenders websites has issued a call for President Obama’s resignation and a new election to replace him.
The call comes from Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, who served in Vietnam and retired in 1991 from the U.S. Army as deputy commanding general for the Pacific.
“We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama) … based on incompetence, deceit, fraud, corruption, dishonesty and violation of the U.S. oath of office and the Constitution,” he said in remarks delivered to a Lincoln Reagan dinner in Virginia City, Mont., last week and published today on the Stand Up America website.
“And a call for a national petition for new elections to select the next president of the United States of America must be initiated,” he continued. “We can wait no longer for a traditional change of power and new government.”
More  http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=164409

A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama?
By Robin of Berkeley     June 11, 2010 
So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.  
Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?”

The liberal women of the TV show “The View” have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama’s living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected. 
Obama’s odd mannerisms intrigue a psychotherapist like me. He also presents a serious diagnostic challenge.  http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/a_shrink_asks_whats_wrong_with.html

Senate Bill More Than Doubles Tax Rates

By: Grover Norquist         09 Jun 2010
From the ATR website.
The Senate this week is taking up the tax extenders package. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it raises net taxes by $47.5 billion. Like its House counterpart, this bill is a clear violation of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. ATR will be keyvoting against this bill in our annual Congressional scorecard.
One provision that’s getting a lot of notice is the tax hike on pensions, charities, and colleges (the “carried interest” tax hike). http://www.newsmax.com/GroverNorquist/Norquist-tax-capital-gains/2010/06/09/id/361515

Their “Pathway to Citizenship” is “Amnesty” – Dummy!
 By JB Williams
Recognizing American disdain for words like “communism” and “socialism,” politicos adopted new names under which to market the exact same concepts, like “progressive” and “democracy.”

Illegal Alien Legal Challenge
John R. Lott, Jr.                   June 3, 2010
Little noticed, last Friday the Obama administration yet again tried to make it easier for illegal aliens to stay in the United States, says economist and author John R. Lott, Jr.  In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the administration asked the court to carve out a special exemption for businesses that break the law by hiring illegal aliens. 
In every state, individuals must have a business license to do a huge range of jobs, be it a restaurant, stores, salvage, selling cars, cleaning people’s houses, pest control or other businesses.  But people must get a criminal background check to get a license.  Different states vary in terms of what crimes can disqualify one from getting a license — some including misdemeanors not covered in other states.  Similarly, if you commit a crime, your business license is very likely to be revoked; the same is true for professional licenses for lawyers, doctors or even barbers.  
The logic for these rules is pretty strong.  If someone commits a crime, states have decided those people can’t be trusted in dealing with consumers, explains Lott. 
    * Both state and federal crimes are included in these criminal background checks, and it has always been up to the states to determine what crimes will bar people from being licensed.
    * This is what the Obama administration now wants to change.
    * The Obama administration wants crimes involving immigration violations specifically excluded from their licensing decisions. 
Part of the Obama administration’s motivation for this Supreme Court appeal is to create a legal precedent that only the federal government can deal with immigration issues.  They aim to use such a precedent to strike down the new Arizona immigration law signed this year that allows local and state police to enforce federal immigration law, says Lott. 
Asking courts to rewrite laws doesn’t show much respect for the rule of law.  But maybe, despite massive Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate, the Obama administration knows that it doesn’t have the votes to pass such radical reform, says Lott. 
Source: John R. Lott, Jr., “Illegal Alien Legal Challenge,” FOXNews.com, June 3, 2010. 
For text:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/06/02/john-lott-illegal-aliens/
For more on Immigration Issues:

Yet Again the NRA Sells Out Freedom to the Democrats

by Erick Erickson  June 14, 2010
…There are few organizations purportedly on the side of freedom that aggravate me more than the National Rifle Association.
In fact, these days I cringe when I see good conservatives with their lifetime member sticker from the NRA on the back of their cars. I support Gun Owners of America    http://gunowners.org/ , which is a consistent and uncompromising defender of the second amendment, not a weak little girl of an organization protecting itself while throwing everyone else under the bus….
See also  http://www.redstate.com/rs_insider/2010/06/15/national-rifle-associations-first-amendment-sellout/


Secession: New Hampshire Cuts the Cord
The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States ConstitutionTenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states by the constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people., which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791.
The New Hampshire state legislature took an unbelievably bold step Monday by introducing a resolution to declare certain actions by the federal government to completely totally void and warning that certain future acts will be viewed as a “breach of peace” with the states themselves that risks nullifying the Constitution.”
This act by New Hampshire is a clear warning to the federal government that they could face being stripped of their power by the States (presumably through civil war!).
The remarkable document outlines with perfect clarity, some basics long forgotten. For instance, it reminds Congress “That the Constitution of the United States, having delegated to Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations, slavery, and no other crimes whatsoever;. . . . . therefore all acts of Congress which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution are altogether void, and of no force;”
Federal gun crime laws? Void. Federal drug crime laws? Void. The gazzillion other federal criminal laws that deal with anything other than the specific enumerated crimes? ALL VOID.
More at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HCR0006.html
Via Kevin Wausnock, VFPatriots,   as quoted at http://www.deadcatsandclippings.com/?p=417


It is time to kiss off the U.N. 
By Dr. Laurie Roth             May 25, 2010
The U.N. is mostly anti Semitic,  anti American and anti Sovereignty.  They are universalistic,  controlling,  greedy and masters at redistributing wealth.  Even with the largely socialist,  Islamic push,  directing the focus and decisions of the UN, we still give them 3 billion a year with all the money we don’t have.  Are we dumber than posts? …
It is time to get out of the UN,  save 3 billion a year,  reign in our sovereignty and get our priorities straight again. 
    * No climate treaties!
    * No gun control treaties!
    * No children’s rights treaties!
    * No health and flu treaties!
    * No control of the sea treaties!
……and we have been paying them for decades to do this to us???  It is time to take our toys and go home.
Arrogance and the National Security Strategy
 By Michael LeMieux         June 17, 2010
…As he starts the opening of the paragraph of the actual security strategy he lays down his vision for America in the 21st Century as: “[W}e must now build the sources of American strength and influence, and shape an international order capable of overcoming the challenges of the 21st century.” An international order – what was wrong with building alliances between allies?…
He goes on to state “America’s commitment to pursue our interests through an international system in which all nations have certain rights and responsibilities.” Obviously he is speaking from the position of a global citizen because in America we believe that rights come from our creator and not some international order. But to carry this out to its logical conclusion; if nations have certain rights and also responsibilities, who decides what those are? How are those responsibilities going to be gauged and what happens when they are not met? Is there then going to be an international judicial system to enforce those responsibilities?
More at   http://www.newswithviews.com/LeMieux/michael128.htm

Bilderberg 2010: What we have learned
A huge agenda of global issues was crammed into four days of ‘secret’ meetings by a mysterious group of power brokers. But who elected them and why are we paying for them?…
Check out the agenda for Bilderberg 2010    http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/meeting2010.html  : “Financial reform, security, cyber technology, energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, world food problem, global cooling, social networking, medical science, EU-US relations.” That list is a window into your future. Don’t think for one minute that it isn’t. And don’t ignore it, because it isn’t ignoring you.
Article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/jun/14/charlie-skelton-bilderberg-2010

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