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Your Tax Dollars Pay Off Obama’s Bundlers And DNC Donors

Doesn’t that just make you jump for joy to know this? Believe it or not, I am not just talking about Solyndra here. Oh, no. It is a far bigger picture than just that one failed company, though there are more energy programs involved.

Peter Schweizer has written a new book, Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison (available soon through Amazon). In it, he details some mighty interesting observations about how much Obama’s cronies have benefited since he took office. The Daily Beast had an excerpt, some of which I will share with you here, beginning with this:

When President-elect Obama came to Washington in late 2008, he was outspoken about the need for an economic stimulus to revive a struggling economy. He wanted billions of dollars spent on “shovel-ready projects” to build roads; billions more for developing alternative-energy projects; and additional billions for expanding broadband Internet access and creating a “smart grid” for energy consumption. After he was sworn in as president, he proclaimed that taxpayer money would assuredly not be doled out to political friends. “Decisions about how Recovery Act dollars are spent will be based on the merits,” he said, referring to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “Let me repeat that: decisions about how recovery money will be spent will be based on the merits. They will not be made as a way of doing favors for lobbyists.”

Really?

[...]

Nevertheless, a large proportion of the winners were companies with Obama-campaign connections. Indeed, at least 10 members of Obama’s finance committee and more than a dozen of his campaign bundlers were big winners in getting your money. At the same time, several politicians who supported Obama managed to strike gold by launching alternative-energy companies and obtaining grants. How much did they get? According to the Department of Energy’s own numbers … a lot. In the 1705 government-backed-loan program, for example, $16.4 billion of the $20.5 billion in loans granted as of Sept. 15 went to companies either run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers—individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party. The grant and guaranteed-loan recipients were early backers of Obama before he ran for president, people who continued to give to his campaigns and exclusively to the Democratic Party in the years leading up to 2008. Their political largesse is probably the best investment they ever made in alternative energy. It brought them returns many times over.

Shocking, isn’t it? I know none of us should really be surprised. There is so, so much more, even to this excerpt, which I encourage you to read in its entirety.

But I have just one more, pertinent to this whole issue of “green” technology companies: [snip]

One might think that the Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office, which has doled out billions in taxpayer-guaranteed loans, would be directed by a dedicated scientist or engineer. Or perhaps a civil servant with considerable financial knowledge. Instead, the department’s loan and grant programs are run by partisans who were responsible for raising money during the Obama campaign from the same people who later came to seek government loans and grants. Steve Spinner, who served on the Obama campaign’s National Finance Committee and was a bundler himself, was the campaign’s “liaison to Silicon Valley.” His responsibilities included fundraising, recruiting more bundlers, and managing Obama’s relationship with a cadre of very wealthy donors. After the 2008 campaign, Spinner joined the Department of Energy as the “chief strategic operations officer” for the loan programs. A lot of the money he helped hand out went to that same cadre of wealthy Silicon Valley campaign donors. He also sat on the White House Business Council, which is made up of Obama-supporting corporate executives.

Again, Mr. Schweizer’s book will be out Nov. 15, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. It would make a great stocking stuffer.

But it is not just green companies which are benefiting from Obama’s largesse at our expense. Over the weekend, news broke that the Obama Administration has spent $443 MILLION of our taxpaying dollars to purchase a smallpox vaccine. You read that right – SMALLPOX vaccine. If you are thinking, “I thought that had been essentially eradicated,” you would be right. What is worse, though, is that this particular vaccine has not even been tested yet, and might not even work. Why, then would our government be spending so much money? You know the answer. From the LA Times:

[snip] Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world’s richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.

When Siga complained that contracting specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services were resisting the company’s financial demands, senior officials replaced the government’s lead negotiator for the deal, interviews and documents show.

But wait – it gets worse:

When Siga was in danger of losing its grip on the contract a year ago, the officials blocked other firms from competing.

That’s right – it was a NO-BID contract:

Siga was awarded the final contract in May through a “sole-source” procurement in which it was the only company asked to submit a proposal. The contract calls for Siga to deliver 1.7 million doses of the drug for the nation’s biodefense stockpile. The price of approximately $255 per dose is well above what the government’s specialists had earlier said was reasonable, according to internal documents and interviews. (Click here to read the rest of this excellent article.)

Are you freakin’ kidding me?? Never mind that the nation already has enough smallpox vaccine to vaccinate every man, women, and child should it ever rear its ugly head again ($1 billion worth, according to the LA Times article), but they don’t even know if this new one even WORKS!

Wow. So glad Obama feels free to let our money run through his fingers like water. I am glad, though, that there are intrepid reporters out there ferreting out this information, from Peter Schweizer to David Willman at the LA Times, at least some people will not let this go under the radar. Nor should it – this is OUR money, and our nation is in a terrible economic fix. For Obama to act as if there is an unending pot of our money to pay back his donors is simply wrong, and must be stopped.

And these companies can start paying us back any ol’ time. What do you think?

  • HELENK
  • Anonymous

    Rev. Amy,  I hope that these stories start to snowball into an avalanche soon.  The only reason they haven’t gained traction is because the corporate media is, for the most part, actively suppressing them. 

    I listened to this speech given by Pamela Geller to the Daytona tea party.  Her subject is sharia and islamists, but a large part of her message is that we are at war with the media.  It’s about 40 mins., but a very good investment of your time.  She knows her subject exceedingly well. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpn0hRDWdNQ&feature=player_embedded 

  • Anonymous

    60 minutes had an excellent program on how the insider trading laws don’t apply to Congress. The Congressman who wanted to bring in laws against this conflict of interest said that when you go to Washington you find out that this is how it works and you feel like a fool if you don’t go along with it.
    This has been going on for a LONG time and we need a group dedicated to bringing in anti-corruption laws or we are just like the Banana Republics. 

  • Anonymous

    OMG–What a story—Thanks so much, cuz’n.
    But, like you say, it IS a little comforting to know there are a few reporters staying on top of these stories.
    And yes, those companies can pay us back any time—-I’ll take mine in cash (no checks!—ha!)

  • Anonymous

    Gifts”Made exclusively for Michelle Obama” were given by her to guests at APEC conference…Lots of shared sacrifice later…
    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/14/just-when-the-white-house-did-something-right/

    • Anonymous

      So the WH won’t say how much they cost, and the artist said the WH asked him not to say. Um, it is not THEIR money, it is OURS, and they damn sure HAVE to tell us how much they spend on these things!

      They really do think it is all theirs, don’t they? Unbelievable, those two…

      • Anonymous

        I wonder if there is still time for the Queen to trade in her Ipod ?

        • Anonymous

          LOL!

  • beachnan

    Thanks for the great article!  So CBS does a story on this, and yet they fail to mention how the Obama administration you know, the most transparent administration ever) is as corrupt as any that have come before.  They can mention Pelosi and Bohener in their program, but not Obama.  How long are they going to protect this man and his administration and do we really stand a chance of defeating him, if they continue to protect him?  This really pisses me off.

  • Anonymous

    What can one say —  TY RRRA
    Obama is only in this for the money and what he can do for his friends.
    Lately it seems that he is switching political views more often than most people change thier underwear.
    If it seems that the public is in favor of something more conservative he starts saying that is how he starts flying…The Iran nuks is one example..
    From the get go Obama and his wife started living the high life with expensive food and parties.  Most of these parties were weeknight sports get togethers for close friends…
    And to think I thought GW was bad.

    • Anonymous

      I think more than the money Oblahblah, like Bill Clinton, like the limelight. The money is just an added perk for a narcissist like Oblahblah.

  • HELENK

    backtrack the American gorbachev
    calls Americans lazy, soft

    http://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2011/11/14/an-american-gorbachev/

    • Anonymous

      Obama’s continued disrepsect of Americans and the blame everyone else except himself.

  • HELENK
    • Anon

      PUMAs 18 million of you. 

      You really do not understand OWS do you?

      Can you actually read anything not approved by Rush Limpballs?

      • Occam’s Chainsaw

        “You really do not understand OWS do you? Can you actually read anything not approved by Rush Limpballs?”

        Your comment is so densely stupid, a razor simply will no longer do. So my chainsaw should do the trick for a shallow little dipshit like you.

        OWS is chock full of malicious mediocre miscreant moochers.

        That you are one of them is so patently transparent it practically jumps off the webpage.

    • HELENK

      more information on the occupy Iowa planning to disrupt caucuses

      http://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/about-that-occupy-iowa-caucus-plan/

  • Cahill

    RRRAmy,
    You’re absolutely right, but I fear we’re in deep s*** when Congress sees nothing wrong with insider trading for themselves when it’s a prison sentence for the rest of us.  Unfortunately, we need to oust all of them, Republican and Democrat, and start over.  The first rule should be absolute term limits so nobody gets to make being in Congress a life long endeavor.  The second rule should be that you can’t become a lobbyist until however long you were in Congress has past and then you can apply.  The corruption is so steeped into politics that the word honesty has to be looked up in the dictionary to be understood.

    • Anonymous

      Very good points, Cahill. After the rap on the knuckles Charlie Rangel got for his tax evasion, insider trading is nothing, right? Sheesh. What a bunch of crooks.

      Speaking of crooks, I understand that CBS did a report based on the Schweizer book, too, but they picked 4 Reps and 1 Dem on whom to focus when the book had 77% Dems listed. Typical.

  • Anonymous

    Hey did you see the new Obama campaign ad?

    Obama has the role of a Used car sales man….

    Obama: “Hey man is that a knife in that tire of the car in the ditch or just a bullet hole from my gun?
    .., Hey I know I have been telling everyone to inflate your tires but have I got a deal for you!!!

     It’s a special finance deal called “No Money Down Pay to Play” …

    …were I give you taxpayer money to buy a used old tired car from me, then you give the  loan proceeds to my bundler … errr I mean loan officer.. he takes his cut and  I get my cut and you drive the car into the ditch just before it breaks down and declare ”bank-rupcy”…. keeping the the shiny chrome bumper for a down payment on your new Solar factory!!!! It’s the best “No Money Down ”(way to launder taxpayer money)  ever invented!!!… and best of all? It’s street legal!!!So come on down to talk to the ME, the  Clueless car salesman!!! Have we got a deal for you.”

  • Anonymous

    And just to close the loop on how some of this bundling works, money flows from the company to the unionized workforce, which then kicks it back by writing blank checks and giving them to their bundler bosses and union reps as legally under the radar campaign contributions.  But hey, who cares, it’s taxpayer dollars anyway.

  • HELENK

    princess nancy says ” I am not a crook”

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/13/politics/60-minutes-pelosi/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    get the feeling she will be singing ” here come the bus” soon

    • Anonymous

      I think I hear “retirement” in her near future – before investigations catch up to her.

      • Guest

        That wud be fantastic!

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Huh – well, seems like a good place to go invest some money then, right? ;-)

  • HELENK

    just remember it is us “lazy” and “soft” taxpaying American citizens who are footing the bill for this

    Obama says he plans to vacation in Hawaii again this Christmas at fundraiser.

    • Anonymous

      Why not? Nothing says “Christmas” like Hawaii.

  • AC

    As much as I dislike Obama’s and Democrats lavishing our money on their cronies, it is any different for the other side-I think not.
    Wish I had a reasonable solution.

    • Anonymous

      Right now my anger is focused on the present occupant of the White House who was elected by True Believers who were expecting a new transparent form of government, uncorrupted by crony favoritism and lobbyists, and who, by the way, would make the oceans stop their rising.  If the other side gets back in and continues the same old Obama crap, I’ll be focusing on getting them out…..

      • AC

        If the other side gets back in and continues the same old Obama crap, I’ll be focusing on getting them out….******************
        And rightly so. I trust what you write oowawa, have yet to read anything hypocritical from you.

    • Anonymous

      For a President, I have never seen this much excess. You have to realize he first unleashed rcord levels of spending (that is all debt) and then used that money to give to cronies. No President in modrn history comes remotely close to what Obama has done. I would suggest that much of it is abuse of his office and possible illegal as well to the degree that there was insider trading that was rampantly going on.

      But the majority of mainstream media is deliberatly surpressing the corruption which is equally criminal.

      • Anonymous

        Great point, Hokma. And like oowawa, should we be able to get this guy out of our White House, and the new occupant pulls this same kind of crapola after a claim of running the most transparent WH ever, you better believe I’ll speak up!

      • Anonymous

        Those people in Solyndra said they were looking for a fast turnover of their money….

  • Anonymous

    Barack Obama is the most incompetent, unethical, narcissistic and criminal President ever.  I don’t expect anything but the kinds of things you’ve reported on here, Rev. Amy, as long as he holds the office.  I had to start believing in Hell, so I could start wishing for Barry to rot in it someday. 

    • Anonymous

      LOL SSDD2–yep–such thoughts used to seem over the top, but not anymore….

    • Anonymous

      LOL, SSDD2 – see the change Obama has brought to you?!?  Ahahahaha…Ahem. I could not agree with you more…

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      I was wondering if Kagan was going to recuse herself or not. jbjd, if you are still around, I would appreciate a lawyer’s perspective/opinion on if this is a reasonable request.

      • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

        R3A, first tell me on what basis you (and others) are considering the issue of recusal with respect to Justice Kagan will recuse herself.  Then, I can suggest whether this would be the preferred conduct.

        • Anonymous

          From the link sowsear1′s link ;

          “She said she attended a meeting where the cases were discussed, but said she wasn’t involved in the government’s filings”

          Is there an unredacted transcript of the meeting?

          • Anonymous

            baloney.

            • Anonymous

              LOL can the Chief Justice determine that Kagan should be? Or is that left to each of them? 

        • HELENK
        • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

          Okay, I have done a cursory search.  (Thanks HelenK and TWK.) Here’s the applicable federal statute: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/28/455.shtml

          This looks pretty strict. 
          § 455. Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge

          (a)
          Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the
          United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his
          impartiality might reasonably be questioned.

          (b)
          He shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances:

          (3)
          Where he has served in governmental employment and
          in such capacity … expressed an opinion concerning the merits
          of the particular case in controversy;

          Hope this helps.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks so much, jbjd, and sorry to just be getting back to this. Of course, I knew that these folks here would be able to come up with appropriate references – thanks, oowawa!

            Anyway, thanks again, jbjd. That does help.

          • Anonymous

            jbjd, have you seen any legal blogs covering this issue?
            I was looking around for the mechanics of how this occurs. From what I can tell with SCOTUS it is a matter of principled professionalism and did not see any forum for seeking redress if Justice Kagen doesn’t do so. Even if Justice Thomas has spouse actively involved in opposing the “act”, the comparision is not the same.

        • Anonymous

          Well, here’s part of the argument for her recusal:
          “The lawmakers also say they believe
          that evidence already made public shows that Kagan must recuse herself from any court cases involving the health care bill signed into law by President Barack Obama while she was serving as Obama’s solicitor general.
          “We respectfully call upon the House
          Judiciary Committee to promptly investigate the extent to which U.S.
          Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was involved in preparing a legal defense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) during her tenure as Solicitor General,” the 49 lawmakers wrote in a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R.-Texas), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
          and Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), the ranking member of the committee.
          “Contradictory to her 2010 confirmation
          testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently released Department of Justice (DOJ) documents indicate that Justice Kagan actively participated with her Obama Administration colleagues in
          formulating a defense of PPACA,” the letter said.
          http://cnsnews.com/news/article/citing-evidence-they-call-contradictory-kagans-confirmation-testimony-49-lawmakers-call

          Article about the PPACA:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

          • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

            Yes, certainly, if these ‘facts’ are true then, applied to the above linked statute, it would appear Ms. Kagan has no other choice but to recuse herself from a case involving the ‘Mandatory Purchase of Private Health Insurance Act.’

            The question becomes, what mechanism can effect such recusal? Said another way, who is the sheriff who will require compliance with the federal recusal law?

          • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

            FYI, I checked the previously supplied CNS link.  I get so frustrated with these pseudo news sites.  They mention a federal law but fail to link to the law.  Worse, they miscited the law, which I discovered when I entered their cite in Google.  So, I began my search from scratch, using the words “federal recusal statute.”  (But at least CNS mentioned the conduct in question is governed by statute.)

  • Anonymous

    What I think, Rev. Amy, is that this is all really appalling.  Unfortunately, I am numb and worn out from reading about Obama’s corruption.  Is anybody surprised by any of this?  Not here at No Quarter.  Well then, will some Obama supporters read this and think, “Wow!  Maybe I was wrong!”  Not likely.  For them, their Messiah will always remain infallible and morally pure.    So even if you are a voice calling out in the wilderness, thank you very much for your perseverance.   I think it would be very nice if “these companies” would “start paying us back any ol’ time,” but…..

    • Anonymous

      I know, oowawa, I don’t expect them to, either. And I don’t know how likely it is for a dyed in the wool Obama supporter to see the light, but I do feel it is important to highlight what Obama is doing in our name, with our money. If nothing else, perhaps it will inspire someone to write their congressperson abt it, or work harder to defeat him. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she? :-)

      • murray

        Keep it out there, rev.  One never knows when it will be the first time someone’s read it.

      • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

        R3A, even though, in the beginning, I thought, the only people who will read my blog are like-minded people; I have been surprised at the spectrum of political beliefs who keep ‘checking in.’  (At one point, when alexa posted these stats, my highest readership, by far, was in Washington, D.C.!)  I didn’t really ‘see the light’ about politics until 2008; and then, only because, this time, I really paid attention.  You never know how long it takes people to come to the truth.  Unfortunately, until they do, if we want to change things, well, we need to keep doing the heavy lifting.

        (insert image of jbjd giving R3A a symbolic pat on the back)

        • Anonymous

          Excellent point, jbjd. We don’t really know who is reading – just who is commenting! :-D

          And I hear you, too – took me a while, as well (I was just writing to my friend, Gina, abt that this morning).

          Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Uninformed, out of touch and irresponsible are all descriptors of Barry.

    • Anonymous

      Tha question will have to be Newsbusters list of most bias reporting of the year. What a moron!

  • Anonymous

    Is there a shield that stops articles such as this one reaching the eyes and ears of Congressmen and women?   For someone who reads avidly and has been following the Obama administration’s actions and seeing how Congress reacts to the atrocities that are going on, it makes little sense?   The recent elections were supposed to be the antidote to his policies, and the Healthcare Bill was supposed to be in the trash can by now, yet we are hearing today that it will hit the Supreme Court next Spring, and the mandate is still being entertained as legitimate.   The DOJ is sidestepping all the Fast and Furious enquiries and even though Daley started to research the energy loan program, he has started to distance himself from the WH and obviously isn’t willing to get his hands dirty on behalf of whoever it was who came with the impetus to back the greenies, and go along with the carbon credits idea, and reduce the planet to a New Dark Age.
    Who are these OWS protesters exactly?   They seem to be risking life and limb to stand up and be heard, and yet what we are hearing is a muffled groaning which may be what the Bible says would happen, the whole earth will start groaning.   The agony of living through this time of the Obama Administration is too much to bear.   How in the heck are we going to get JUST ONE member of Congress to start impeachment proceeding?   Professor Francis Boyle from the Illinois University of Law is offering to draw up  the petition FREE OF CHARGE, he was responsible for drafting the impeachment articles against the recent PResident Bush for a renowned Texas Congressman.   Anyone who has access to a member of Congress can pass this name on, and that person can contact Professor Boyle directly.   We have to get something underway ASAP, the recent collapse and loss of sovreignty of Greece and now Italy, has played right into the hands of the oligarchs and their executive President Obama, so that the reason for war is becoming more obvious, to save the obsolete and criminal monetary system DOA.
    In the meantime we need to continue to press for the reinstatement of Glass Steagall, and the restoration of Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution which mandates that our Congress utters Credit on behalf of We the People projects.  Getting the states back on their feet, putting a replica Hill Burton Health Care Bill into action, New Bretton Woods agreement between the USA, China and Russia for the purpose of putting huge infrastructure projects under construction for the betterment of civilized society worldwide, and ending the useless barbaric wars, which are so demoralizing, and which have unleashed a wave of bloodshed and cruelty in a size neverbefore seen.  The drones are doing untold damage and the weapons they are using the depleted uranium missiles and other bombs are permeating the soil and  will cause for birth defects in generations that are to come.
    ONe of the purposes of the US Constitution is to protect not only this generation but our progeny.  What kind of a future are we looking at if we continue down the path behind President Obama and the oligarchs.  That is the question staring us in the face.   The answer is
    NONE.   We better turn around ASAP and get hold of the Constitution and get on the phone, and start faxing and calling and writing and making appointments with our representatives to get us out of the clutches of this man real quick.
     IS THERE A MAN IN THE HOUSE?

    • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

      You wrote, “Is there a shield that stops articles such as this one reaching the eyes and ears of Congressmen and women?” The first thing I thought when I began reading about this, and about Pelosi’s role in squelching consumer credit legislation, can be expressed by slightly amending your line.

      Is there a shield that stops articles such as this one reaching the eyes and ears of those people who vote for these Congressmen and women? 

      • Anonymous

        The only shield that keeps people who vote from knowing things like this is laziness and willful blindness. Then there are those that “know” and don’t care because of their partisanship. (It’s only “bad” when the other party does it.)

        Some days I could just scream!

      • Anonymous

        Right. I know they find ballot boxes filled miraculously with votes for themselves on Indian Reservations and sometimes even in the trunk of the officials working for the voting offices cars etc, so maybe the Congressmen and women you are talking about manufacture their own votes. Otherwise, there would be no way that they could get in by popular demand. Of course, the President is put in office by the Electoral College, so we are between a rock and a hard place.
        Any suggestions……………………..any one?

  • Anonymous

    Is there a shield that stops articles such as this one reaching the eyes and ears of Congressmen and women?   For someone who reads avidly and has been following the Obama administration’s actions and seeing how Congress reacts to the atrocities that are going on, it makes little sense?   The recent elections were supposed to be the antidote to his policies, and the Healthcare Bill was supposed to be in the trash can by now, yet we are hearing today that it will hit the Supreme Court next Spring, and the mandate is still being entertained as legitimate.   The DOJ is sidestepping all the Fast and Furious enquiries and even though Daley started to research the energy loan program, he has started to distance himself from the WH and obviously isn’t willing to get his hands dirty on behalf of whoever it was who came with the impetus to back the greenies, and go along with the carbon credits idea, and reduce the planet to a New Dark Age.
    Who are these OWS protesters exactly?   They seem to be risking life and limb to stand up and be heard, and yet what we are hearing is a muffled groaning which may be what the Bible says would happen, the whole earth will start groaning.   The agony of living through this time of the Obama Administration is too much to bear.   How in the heck are we going to get JUST ONE member of Congress to start impeachment proceeding?   Professor Francis Boyle from the Illinois University of Law is offering to draw up  the petition FREE OF CHARGE, he was responsible for drafting the impeachment articles against the recent PResident Bush for a renowned Texas Congressman.   Anyone who has access to a member of Congress can pass this name on, and that person can contact Professor Boyle directly.   We have to get something underway ASAP, the recent collapse and loss of sovreignty of Greece and now Italy, has played right into the hands of the oligarchs and their executive President Obama, so that the reason for war is becoming more obvious, to save the obsolete and criminal monetary system DOA.
    In the meantime we need to continue to press for the reinstatement of Glass Steagall, and the restoration of Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution which mandates that our Congress utters Credit on behalf of We the People projects.  Getting the states back on their feet, putting a replica Hill Burton Health Care Bill into action, New Bretton Woods agreement between the USA, China and Russia for the purpose of putting huge infrastructure projects under construction for the betterment of civilized society worldwide, and ending the useless barbaric wars, which are so demoralizing, and which have unleashed a wave of bloodshed and cruelty in a size neverbefore seen.  The drones are doing untold damage and the weapons they are using the depleted uranium missiles and other bombs are permeating the soil and  will cause for birth defects in generations that are to come.
    ONe of the purposes of the US Constitution is to protect not only this generation but our progeny.  What kind of a future are we looking at if we continue down the path behind President Obama and the oligarchs.  That is the question staring us in the face.   The answer is
    NONE.   We better turn around ASAP and get hold of the Constitution and get on the phone, and start faxing and calling and writing and making appointments with our representatives to get us out of the clutches of this man real quick.
     IS THERE A MAN IN THE HOUSE?

  • Anonymous

    Need a new Open Thread…new posts are buried in old one:

    O/TFrom Hillbuzz via MOTUS:
    Larry Sinclair falsely reported killed in an accident:

    Free Republic allowed a post yesterday claiming Larry Sinclair had been killed in a hit-and-run accident Sunday night.  He was not.  The details are on Hillbuzz, which is running well…for the moment.

    http://hillbuzz.org/free-repub

  • Anonymous

    Need a new Open Thread…new posts are buried in old one:

    O/TFrom Hillbuzz via MOTUS:
    Larry Sinclair falsely reported killed in an accident:

    Free Republic allowed a post yesterday claiming Larry Sinclair had been killed in a hit-and-run accident Sunday night.  He was not.  The details are on Hillbuzz, which is running well…for the moment.

    http://hillbuzz.org/free-repub

    • Anonymous

      sowsear, the OT usually go up in the evening. One will be put up then.

    • Anonymous

      sowsear, the OT usually go up in the evening. One will be put up then.

    • Anonymous

      sowsear, the OT usually go up in the evening. One will be put up then.

  • HELENK

    as usual with the backtrack bunch , you have to be vigilant
    the new consumer financial protection bureau. has no oversight

    death of liberty by a thousand cuts

    http://pacoenterprises.blogspot.com/2011/11/death-of-liberty-by-thousand-cuts.html

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, completely off topic, but I just read that Larry Sinclair was killed by a hit and run driver.  I mention it because I remember Sinclair being a hot topic here during the 2008 election.  Any other info about this?  

    • HELENK

      i just read at crawdad that this report was a hoax

    • Anonymous

      Not dead..false report..threatening to Hillbuzz as they are interviewing him this week:  Cyber attacks at Hillbuzz last week
      http://hillbuzz.org/free-repub

      • Anonymous

        Man who wrote false story didn’t expect anyone to believe it..wanted to make his point that Internet reports such as have appeared on Hillbuzz are also unsubstantiated.

        http://freedomtorch.com/blogs/3/4132/larry-sinclair-is-not-dead

      • Anon

        “Cyber attacks at Hillbuzz last week”

        “We’re still trying to recover from the Denial of Service attacks launched against us yesterday.
        We apologize if you are having trouble loading the site, or if you are being redirected to a blank screen or get the 504 Gateway Timeout Error message.
        We are doing everything we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

        “504 Gateway Timeout Error message” means you have not paid for enough bandwidth.

        There is no conspiracy other than the idiot who runs that site wants more money off people who are even more idiotic than him.

    • Anonymous

      Not dead..false report..threatening to Hillbuzz as they are interviewing him this week:  Cyber attacks at Hillbuzz last week
      http://hillbuzz.org/free-repub

    • Anonymous

      Not dead..false report..threatening to Hillbuzz as they are interviewing him this week:  Cyber attacks at Hillbuzz last week
      http://hillbuzz.org/free-repub

    • Anon

      You really are stupid Cantservatives aren’t you? You make Cain supporters look intelligent.

      Kevin Dujan spreads the “Obama” is gay story which gets repeated by Cantservatives on here and on Free Republic. That makes the story fact in the eyes of the tards.

      The Liberal hoaxer who has upset every true Conservative and libertarian by insulting a War Widow tries to re-ingratiate himself to real Conservatives by running smears spread by Larry Sinclair. Idiot birthers believe him. 

      That drives up traffic to his site, a site he is managing to con other people out of the money to pay for (he is now really really ill supposedly). So ill he can go round interfering with school children and teachers.

      http://hillbuzz.org/tag/william-fremd-high-school

      As it is a Republicant paying for it only the basic low bandwidith model is paid for. Bandwidth limits are reached. Dujan claims it is a “denial of service”. 

      Someone exposes how stupid the lies of Dujan are by running a snark article. Freepers run with it. 

      Now you think there was some great conspiracy.

      What did you do for the USO today?

  • Anonymous
    • murray

      That explains a lot! (I’m whispering, so the Rev can’t hear).

      • Anonymous

        LOL…

    • Anonymous

      WTH? No champagne dreams and caviar wishes too?

    • elaine

      sowsear, I don’t understand why you would think Bon Jovi, who is raising honey bees on his property or Bruce Springstein, who is renting farm land to an organic farmer aren’t entitled to tax breaks meant to aid agribusiness, is it they happen to be both Dems & wealthy from their gigs in the music industry?

      The inclusion of this link kinda implies that the wealthy aren’t entitled to tax breaks (equal treatment under the law) even if they’re playing by the rules & that strikes me as rather communistic. Honey bees are becoming endangered, raising these bees provides a service to all growers nearby. It’s hardly an “Enron” type project. Or is the point that anyone who supports Obama &/or the Dems should loose their lawful tax deductions? Or is it something cliche like the Dems are suppose to only aid the poor & the Repubs should only aid the rich?