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Watching brave Navy Seals from the safety of the situation room – Update: staged photo

AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza

In this image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to diffuse the paper in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House.

First thing I saw this morning was this photo.  Can you believe this?  I guess Obama thinks he finally got his “Oklahoma City Moment.” Sickening.  Who in the world would be filming this killing?  Did they dispatch a white house filming crew or something?

Why would the white house release such a photo as this if not purely as what they consider to be “good publicity?”  There is no other reason on earth why.  There is a little problem with it though, Obama looks like he’s about 10 years old.  Not a very demanding or commanding presence.

I had noticed the crowd that had gathered, at least what they showed on tv, to celebrate and at the time there was a feeling that something was a little off.  Now I know there is no way that was a spontaneous crowd.  It was all very young people, screaming and pumping fists in unison.  Looked like something out of Egypt or Libya.  And the huge American flags…..no way do these young people have a brand new American flag just hanging around in their apartment.  Many were almost glistening with newness with creases very prominent having just been removed from the packaging.  Who provided the flags?  Where would they get them at 10:30 at night?  So who had organized them?  Probably an Organizing for America or ACORN operation.

I  give all credit and honor to the Navy Seals.  Brave men putting their lives on the line while these punks sit in perfect safety watching it like some porno flick or something.  And then have gall to release it for publication.  Who would even think to have the AP there to take the picture?  Stinks.

And when I add this photo to the statement I heard that Obama had made yesterday, “the country is united as they were after 9/11” there is no doubt in my mind they are thinking of this purely in political terms.  All PR as it relates to Barack Hussein Obama.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110502/us_time/httpswamplandtimecom20110502insidethesituationroomweveiddgeronimoxidrssfullnationyahoo

The administration is trying to convert its successful killing of Osama bin Laden into domestic political clout, as it faces  a tough summer of deficit-debates, rising gas-prices and and stubborn unemployment numbers.

The political “unity that we felt on 9/11 has frayed a little bit over the years, and I have no illusions about the difficulties of the debates that we’ll have to be engaged in, in the weeks and months to come,” President Barack Obama told a White House dinner for Hill chairmen and chairwomen last night. “It is my fervent hope that we can harness some of that unity and some of that pride [sparked by the bin Laden killing] to confront the many challenges that we still face,” he said at the close of his short speech before the dinner.

Update:  Now I’m hearing the whole thing was staged.  I guess they were staring at a blank screen.  Everything is staged with this bunch.  But I should have known since the photo was an AP photo, so they had to be called in to take it.  I thought that Hillary was the only one who looked horrified at what she was seeing, but now she says it was just allergies.  🙂   And to think these clowns are in charge of the country.  Now that is horrifying.

Posted:  05.03.11 @8:18 a.m.  Updated:  Added the Daily Caller link 05.03.11 @ 10:53 a.m.  Updated:  05.05.11 @ 6:35 p.m.

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CEO of ACORN: Last week it was a vast right wing conspiracy, now she’s “outraged” by tapes

“ACORN is alleging that the filmmakers committed a felony by shooting the footage of ACORN employees in the act of providing advice on how to falsify tax forms and set-up a child prostitution business—to a man and a woman posing as a pimp and a prostitute.”

To quote CEO, Bertha Lewis:

“It is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime,’ ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said in a statement over the weekend. “And, in fact, a crime it was—our lawyers believe a felony—and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators.

She said:

We are their Willy Horton for 2009.  We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers.

A little race baiting?  Nah.

My what a difference a week makes.

Sunday, 09.20.09 in an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Ms. Lewis says:

WALLACE: Ms. Lewis, when those videos of ACORN workers who were helping what they thought were a pimp and a prostitute first came out, you said the following — and let’s put it up: “We are their Willie Horton for 2009. We are the bogeyman for the right wing and its echo chamber.”

Now the vast majority of Democrats in the House and the Senate have voted to cut funding for ACORN. Can you still say this is just about race and politics?

LEWIS: Well, we are the largest community organization of low- and moderate-income folks and mostly people of color. And of course, any organization is not entirely perfect.

I think Congress, you know, will be looking at doing an anti-ACORN amendment and just singling out one organization, but we continue to make sure that all of our employees — if they’re too stupid to understand that they are not reaching professional standards, we terminate them.

And we actually make sure that, you know, what we do internally is serving our constituents: 500,000 poor black and brown, Asian and white people in this country. So I was outraged by it. Everyone should be. And I can understand how the Congress was also.

(…..)

WALLACE: Are you willing to open your books up to…

LEWIS: I am willing to do the work that I need to do every single day, not be distracted, make sure that things that we do well we beef up, and things that we don’t do so well that we change and we reform.

I have to work for poor people. I have to make sure I’m saving people’s homes. I have to make sure that children don’t get lead poisoning. That’s my job.

Blah, blah, blah – but will you open the books, Bertha?

And our president yesterday said the ACORN story was not something he was paying attention to.

Here’s the full exchange:

STEPHANOPOULOS:  How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA:  You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely.  I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA:  You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA:  George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country.  It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.

See:

*Previous Post
*The Opinionater
*Full Transcript of Fox Interview with Lewis and Issa
*Obama ABC This Week
*Complete first statement of Bertha Lewis (now removed from Acorn website – a little scrub-a-dub-dub)

Posted:  09.21.09

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Obama says he didn’t know ACORN was getting “a whole lot of federal money”

“Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely,” Obama said. “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.”

There are lies and there are bold-faced lies.

AP Reports:

President Barack Obama says there should be an investigation into the hidden-camera video involving employees at the activist group ACORN and a couple posing as a prostitute and her pimp. The two ACORN workers are seen apparently advising the couple to lie about her profession and launder her earnings to get housing aid.

The video is only the latest problem for the group, which had nearly $1 million embezzled by its founder’s brother and has been accused of voter registration fraud. The House and Senate voted last week to deny federal funds to ACORN.

Obama told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview broadcast Sunday that what he saw on the video” was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.” But the president did not say who should investigate. And he said it is not a major national issue he pays much attention to.


“Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely,” Obama said. “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.”

God Help Us!

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From WRAL.com October, 2008:

Last November, Obama told the group, “I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran (the) Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

Obama appreciates ACORN’s work so much, and vice versa, that Obama last December promised to implement ACORN’s agenda as president. On Dec. 1, 2007, Obama spoke at the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum organized by Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change. When asked if Obama would sit down with community organizers in the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama said, “Yes, but let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we’ll be calling all of you (community organizers) in to help us shape the agenda.”

Obama pledged before leaders of community organizing groups including Gamaliel and ACORN: “We’re gonna be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.”

Sorry, Bertha, how is it under that bus?

Another Jon Stewart monologue?

Denial Not Just a River
ABC This Week
Obama’s Alinsky Jujitsu

Posted:  09.20.09


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Where were you, investigative reporters? (Funny)

(Another one bites the dust.  See link below, they still have it)

DSC02024.jpg James Okeefe and Hannah Giles finally exposed ACORN.

The way this story came out and the details of it is so ridiculous, so outrageous, I have been waiting for it to be exposed as a hoax. But I guess not.

Lots of people have been knowing about ACORN for a very long time but the media and congress have turned a blind eye.

See entire Jon Stewart skit. It is hilarious.

Posted: 09.19.09

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ACORN organized fake “protests” at AIG homes

Okay, now I’m mad.  This has nothing to do with the “Tea Parties” that have been held across America.  NOTHING.  Notice who organized this protest on private citizens and their homes.  Believe me, The Working Families Party had nothing to do with the Tea Parties either.  40 people showed up for this orchestrated protest and the press showed up from all around the world.  More press than protesters.

“”Protesters organized by the Connecticut Working Families Party prepare to visit homes in Connecticut where AIG executives live, Saturday, March 21.””

Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups.

“”A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.

About 40 protesters – outnumbered by reporters and photographers from as far away as Germany – sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.””

The people who are supporting and participating in the Tea Party movement (me included) are protesting the President and the Congress for passing all these bailouts. I don’t believe we would EVER demonstrate in front of a citizen’s house or hold a “bus tour.”  This is ACORN style stuff and I should have caught it immediately.

But just watch how the press and the MSM mix the two together and MISLEAD people.

capatilism-aig

I just wrote in my previous post how I was suspicious this was going to be used as a tool to push an Obama agenda and this is proof.  These people are protesting capitalism, the “evil” capitalism.

NOTICE:  It is Capitalism we are trying to SAVE!!!!

Posted:  03.22.09


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Obama’s “You’re doing a fine job, Brownie” Moment

Frank Rich lays it on the line.  And you know if he is willing to come to grips and talk about the thus far total incompetence of the Obama Administration, you know that covering for him is becoming impossible.

From the New York Times op-ed:

A CHARMING visit with Jay Leno won’t fix it. A 90 percent tax on bankers’ bonuses won’t fix it. Firing Timothy Geithner won’t fix it. Unless and until Barack Obama addresses the full depth of Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed. It would be foolish to dismiss as hyperbole the stark warning delivered by Paulette Altmaier of Cupertino, Calif., in a letter to the editor published by The Times last week: “President Obama may not realize it yet, but his Katrina moment has arrived.”

And yet they don’t get it.  I heard yesterday that he was sending out his little ACORNs to go door to door like a bunch of beggars to get some petitions signed to support the massive spending.  Come on.  But this is all he knows, this is his only experience – community organizing.

And so Rich goes on to say they seem to have failed to get the message:

Otherwise it [the Obama Administration] never would have used Lawrence Summers, the chief economic adviser, as a messenger just as the A.I.G. rage was reaching a full boil last weekend. Summers is so tone-deaf that he makes Geithner seem like Bobby Kennedy.

Bob Schieffer of CBS asked Summers the simple question that has haunted the American public since the bailouts began last fall: “Do you know, Dr. Summers, what the banks have done with all of this money that has been funneled to them through these bailouts?” What followed was a monologue of evasion that, translated into English, amounted to: Not really, but you little folk needn’t worry about it.  [Another version of the ‘chattering classes just don’t care about all these little porky projects.’]

The only good thing I can see from all of this is that it is heartening to see the citizen voices are finally breaking through.  The people are being heard.

But then on the other hand, we better be careful.  Obama says he is mad, too.  So in some way, I think he is misreading what we are saying.  I believe the Saul Alinsky student is looking at it through that prism and is going to try to use the discontent to expand his agenda, that agenda being the total gutting of America as we know it.  This is the Alinsky model, and I believe it is Barack Obama’s view, as well:

“”Saul Alinsky’s worldview was that the United States is an oppressive and racist society where most people (the Have-Nots) are the victims of economic injustice with a future of despair. He wanted a radical change of America’s social and economic structure, and he planned to achieve that through creating public discontent and moral confusion. His goal was not to arrive at compromise or peaceful solution; his goal was to crush the Haves and transform society.””

It’s something to think about.

Posted:  03.22.09

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Why You Should Not Vote for Barack Obama

This is Barack Obama and proven, in your face, facts:
  • Drug use, marijuana and cocaine, admitted, actually bragged about it.
  • Jeremiah Wright, racist and anti-American preacher and mentor of 20 years, named his book after his sermon, married them, etc.  Obama admitted Wright’s remarks were incendiary.  The unforgivable aspect of Jeremiah Wright is the fact he has taught his people and his youth for 25 to 30 years to hate others and this country.
  • Black Liberation Theology, rooted in Marxism. He wrote about in his book and has declared that he is a devout Christian, but Trinity United Church of Christ and Jeremiah Wright are poor Christian credentials.
  • Michael Pfleger and James Meeks, two other racist clergymen who he named, along with Wright, as his mentors.
  • William Ayers, domestic terrorist, member of Weather Underground that bombed American buildings as the pentagon and the capitol. Obama launched his political career in his home. Sat on boards with him, distributed “boo koo” grant money for him but said “oh, golly, gee, he was only a guy in the neighborhood.”
  • Ayers wife, Bernadine, is a convicted felon. Convicted of refusing to testify in the case against the Weather Underground’s commission of the Brinks Robbery in which three people were killed.
  • Tony Rezko and the shady home deal. Obama called it boneheaded.
  • His ties to ACORN and his own experience as a “community organizer.”
  • His own vice-president, Joe Biden, said, the world is watching, Obama will be tested.  There will be an international crisis.
  • Now he is saying he wants to spread the wealth around and expressing his belief that the Constitution has a fatal flaw and the founding fathers had a enormous blind spot – The Constitution he would be sworn to Preserve, Protect, and Defend.
  • Just today, it comes to light that his paternal Aunt mentioned in his book is in the United States illegally living in public housing.  She has contributed to the Obama campaign, which is illegal and which contribution has now supposedly been returned to her. Bet she’s on welfare, also, and I think we better check to see if she is also registered to vote, maybe even voted.  Oh, but he barely knows her.

There’s more, but this is enough. Any ONE of these should have disqualified him to even run for President, and if the Mainstream Media had not been in his pocket, he would have been forced to drop out.

Anybody remember Gary Hart? Had to withdraw from the race over an extramarital affair.

Another point:

In April of this year, Congressman Geoff Davis of Kentucky said:

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, compared Obama and his message for change similar to a “snake oil salesman” [at a Northern Kentucky Lincoln Day dinner].

He said in his remarks at the GOP dinner that he also recently participated in a “highly classified, national security simulation” with Obama.

“I’m going to tell you something: That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button,” Davis said. “He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

He had to apologize for the remark. Not because he said he didn’t want Obama near the nuclear button but because  he referred to him as “that boy.”  I think somebody missed the point here.  He said Obama could not decide what to do in a nuclear simulation they had participated in.

http://crooksandliars.com/2008/04/14/us-rep-geoff-davis-to-obama-that-boys-finger-does-not-need-to-be-on-the-button/

Save America. Vote McCain/Palin

Posted:  11.01.08  Reposted:  11.03.08

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