Lies or Alzheimer’s?

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NEW YORK (Reuters 12/22/15) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday announced a slate of proposals to battle Alzheimer’s disease and seek a cure by 2025, including an increase in funding for research on the disease and related disorders.

Let’s go to the video…

You decide.

Catharsis: Requiem

By midnight this Christmas Eve, the ten years will have passed in the seeming blink of an eye. Days bygone obscured in shimmering memory haze. An instant paused then fleeting.

Sidelong glimpses of our joyous life together, just out of focus but not out of mind.

Bitter and sweet memories mingle and flow past, out of control and irresistible as ever.

The steady stream of life, of the living, distorts reflection.

But at last I dimly see.

How I regret the way we treated each other, little regard for what irreversible event might befall the next moment!

How I regret my blindness to your needs, my dismissive hardness.

How I regret that I couldn’t be with you to say goodbye in the final instant while you were still able to hear my love affirmed.

O Lamentation! To hear your voice just once more.

Too late – all is muffled Silence.

Could we have reforged our bond?

Perhaps, but not in the last days. Too much mutual disrespect, too many unforgiven slights, too little sympathy nor lovingness offered nor expected.

No complete recovery from the passing of a life partner. Time cut short.

We were never fated to grow old together.

Writing this, I again weep fresh tears, welled up from deep within. Tears waiting tirelessly to flow unbidden at a pang of loss.

Even after all these years.

“Time heals all wounds?” I don’t agree.

Scars still ache. I slowly heal as I grudgingly accept that I must abandon perfecting the past.

And move on.

Love one another. Now. Do not foolishly, spitefully withhold your lovingness for later.

There is no later. Now is all we have.

Succession

The torch is being passed. The Right Revs Jackson and Sharpton (who?) have begun the inevitable fade to black (heh) that is the career end of every race pimp.

Sharpton, who shriveled away like the wicked witch of the west when MSNBC demoted him from daily prime-time racial harangues to a 4:40 AM Sunday morning slot, has not been heard from since.

Jackson was recently chased off stage by Social Justice Warriors/Black Lives Matter activists when he tried to assert that he was their leader and they merely his followers.

He also has not been heard-from, since.

Nature abhors a vacuum, especially a leadership vacuum.

(Note to Obama – prepare for your downfall).

So, who will mount the barricades, start riots, burn and loot to confront White privilege in the interest of Social Justice victims everywhere?

Well, it’s not likely to be Rachel Dolezal, former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter. Turns out that she is as white as the driven snow, outed by her white parents, a birth certificate and a ton of childhood snapshots showing her enjoying a typical white Christmas of white Barbies, Oreos and EZ Bake ovens.

Her vigorous assertion that she “identifies as black” has not convinced her embarrassed former supporters, as it has emerged that she “adopted” a black man that she presented to the NAACP as her “father” instead of Larry Dolezal, her actual white father.

She did, however win a full scholarship to black mecca Howard University (had to sue Howard to get it).

So she is toast (white, not rye).

How about Shaun King? A much more likely scam artist to pick up the fallen standard of “black” leadership.

Stats:
• Claimed to be bi-racial but now admits both his parents are white; does not know his father.
• Former Senior Pastor, Johns Creek Baptist Church.
• “Senior justice writer” at the New York Daily News (after all, everyone knows that NY liberals cannot be fooled about racial bona fides).
• Charges $7,600 for an interview.
• Claimed to have established charities Justice Together and the Upfront Foundation.
• Promoted vigorously through Twitter, both began collecting donations.
• No records exist to show that Justice Together or Upfront Foundation were ever registered as charities with the IRS or state nonprofit registrars.[Daily Caller, Nov 16, 2015].
• Mid-November, Justice Together’s Massachusetts chapter was disbanded. Its internal messaging system was also shut down, thus erasing all records and communications between volunteers.[Daily Caller, Nov 16, 2015]
• “Activists who donated to King’s Justice Together say the organization was hopelessly mismanaged and they want to know where their money has gone now that King has shut the organization down.[Breitbart Dec 13, 2015]

King has thus established himself as a worthy successor to Jackson and Sharpton.

White liberals will continue to accept him unquestioningly as a “leading powerful voice” for blacks, because only Liberals know who is “authentically black” and who is not.

Now all he has to do is wait out the black complainers.

Soon another black cause du jour will arise and the complainers will lose interest and drift away.

There’s a sucker born every minute.

ADDENDUM:

It doesn’t matter who black activists think their leaders are. The “leaders” are selected and promoted by white liberals. Note that none of the rioters ever attain leadership. They are the “useful idiots” of the movement while the liberal intelligentsia anoint non-violent, well-spoken, harmless academic and political “thinkers” for black leadership.

quelle surprise!

Slime

Continuing mystery: politician/criminals (hereafter P/C – not to be confused with Political Correctness) commit crimes that are clearly felonies and forbidden by law. Somehow, P/C are permitted to just explain away the situation or are forgiven without further discussion.

No charges brought by the FBI or ”Justice Department”.

Congresspersons hold hearings, roast hapless bureaucrats, embarrass department heads, and having heard, roasted and embarrassed bureaucrats, slip quietly away to the Capitol bar to regain their composure on the lobbyist’s bar tab.

Representative Gowdy, please pick up the white courtesy phone.  WE the people are deeply disappointed in your failure to fulfill your promises.  You are clearly capable, but impotent.

This will be remembered come election time.

Congress then delays and obfuscates and eventually holds hearings from which there are no results except a long report that is buried.

Nothing heard thereafter and the press actively suppresses reports about the crime until it just withers-away on the vine.

P/C’s say: “That’s old news. Lets move on.”

When did this occur and how has this happened?

As Hemingway said about going bankrupt, slowly at first, then suddenly.

We are in the “suddenly” phase of political bankruptcy.

Several elements must be present for this to occur:

– Be a Progressive politician currently in favor with the Obama administration
– If not, be a powerful but slightly out-of-favor Progressive such that the Administration cannot take you down just now; maybe later
– Give political campaign money to other more powerful Progressives
– Give political campaign money to private citizens who can assist the Administration
– Give secret money to powerful political “opponents”, judges and municipal politicians to buy their covert support

These are necessary but not sufficient conditions. Other forces are at work.

Obama grumps on prime-time news and insults American citizens.

Valerie Jarrett “suggests” and there are calls about “taking care of our people” and preserving their reputation and retirement.

How else to explain Obama, the Clintons and other “public servants” (Lois Lerner, Jeh Johnson, John Koskinin, etc.) easily skating by criminal charges?

For acts like these:

– Hillary’s unsecured server spewing out Top Secret emails
– IRS suppressing conservative PACs
– Fast and Furious gunrunning to Mexico, breaking Federal law with straw purchases
– F&F guns used to kill Border Patrol Officers and Mexican citizens

– FOUR  diplomats and special operators murdered in Benghazi when American forces were 50 minutes away and ready to come to aid.

 

Many more, but these should have resulted in prison time for those involved.

Why did that not happen?

We can take insight from Mother Nature.

In Nature, numerous animals and plants use slime to protect themselves and to get out of tight spots.

Okra, for example. Raw okra is very slimy. But when okra is sliced, breaded and fried, it becomes a crunchy delight beloved of many; no more slime.

Political okra is a recipe that finishes with the slimer no longer slimy but everybody else is.

Slime is a political “get-out-of-Jail” process that works like this:

– Commit a crime
– Conceal it as long as possible
– Intimidate any witnesses to keep your secret
– Trash anyone who cannot be intimidated
– Destroy anyone who refuses to “play ball” (Vince Foster, Ron Brown)
– When discovered, deny any involvement

Begin slime formation

– Blame a vast Right-wing conspiracy
– Blame Republicans
– Blame subordinates and fire some if needed

Blame the Internet

– Blame innocent and un-involved people and trash them
– Imprison them if necessary and keep them in prison

Continuously exude sticky, stinking foul slime like an eel, a cesspool worm, a garden slug or a catfish.

Cover everyone and everything around you with slime.

When everyone is repelled and thoroughly disgusted by the slime and the foul stench that you have exuded, declare that you are innocent of any wrongdoing, pointing out that the slime is not on you, but on everyone else.

Declare that the your slimelessness is proof of your innocence.

Assert that claims of your sliminess are “old news”.

Stories of your slime are just a distraction and that you need to get on with ”doing the work of the American people©”.

Hil-ben

Exit stage right, cackling and trailing foul and stinking slime.

Incomplete Post

I was called to task by one of my old friends about the “Honorable Men” post on the ground that I had elaborated the events surrounding Nixon’s fall and then only stated in passing that Obama had committed crimes of similar seriousness, without enumerating the crimes that I believe he has committed.

Tom on December 9, 2015 at 11:47 am said:
You say, “Obama and his co-conspirators are just as guilty as Nixon and just as deserving of impeachment.” But, you don’t explain why, what or when. Please, be more specific?

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dlewis@praxisgrp.com
on December 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm said:
Tom,

Thanks for your interest. I appreciate that. A little internet research will reveal the Administration list of crimes, large and small. Some are crimes of commission (Fast and Furious gunrunning to Mexico, resulting in the shooting deaths of Brian Terry, a Border Patrol Officer and many Mexican citizens); more are crimes of omission- ignoring laws that Obama doesn’t like and modifying laws by fiat without oversight of the Congress.

Here is a list I found in 30 seconds. Many more lists of malfeasance exist… Google knows.

The Complete List of Barack Obama’s Scandals, Misdeeds, Crimes and Blunders
Submitted by IWB, on September 17th, 2013

by John MacHaffie

• $6 trillion in new national debt under Obama…after he promised to decrease the deficit.

• Obamacare — A massive and incredibly convoluted bill which exponentially increases the federal government’s control over our personal lives…which neither Obama nor a single Democrat even read before passing, and which will likely bankrupt the nation.

• In both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, the Obama campaign purposely disabled the credit card verification system for its Web site donations, allowing anyone from any foreign country to donate with no limit and no proof of identity; in both elections it was demonstrated that people overseas and people with obviously false identities were able to donate to Obama campaign, in direct violation of several laws. To this day it is not known what percentage of Obama’s campaign funds are illegally obtained, since there is no documentation.

• Billions of taxpayer dollars gambled on “green” companies like Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust and many others — all of which went bankrupt.

• An intentional refusal to enforce federal immigration laws.

• Unemployment at or above 8% for almost his entire term in office (which was actually closer to 15% actual unemployment).

• Operation Fast & Furious — a government-sponsored illegal gun-running scheme designed to purposely go awry so as to induce public outcry for gun control.

• Spent 20 years listening to a racist anti-American pastor (Rev. Jeremiah Wright), whom Obama described as a mentor. On March 18, 2008, Obama gave a speech in which he said “I could no more disown Jeremiah Wright than I could disown my own grandmother” and “[Wright’s church, Trinity United] embodies the black community in its entirety.” Now Obama tries to pretend that Jeremiah Wright doesn’t exist, and that his extremist anti-white philosophy didn’t influence Obama’s worldview.

• Increased the percentage of Americans dependent on food stamps to unprecedented levels (now over 15% of the nation’s population).

• Militarily intervened in Libya in 2011 without the Congressional approval required by the War Powers Act — technically an impeachable offense.

• Before he entered politics, Obama worked as a lawyer suing banks in landmark cases, forcing them to give home loans to unqualified minority borrowers — a practice now understood as one of the primary initial causes of the eventual housing bubble and market collapse.

• Handed out over 1,200 waivers to politically connected donors exempting them from the onerous requirements of Obamacare.

• Greatly expanding the number of unaccountable “czars,” which essentially amounts to unilaterally adding new federal departments with no congressional oversight — leading to a true “bureaucracy” in the original sense (rule by unelected bureaucrats).

• Using taxpayer dollars to bail out the private pension funds of autoworkers’ unions at GM & Chrysler.

• Illegally ending the welfare-to-work requirements passed by Congress.

• Doling out $800 billion in stimulus cash for “shovel-ready” jobs that didn’t exist — the money just evaporated with no measurable economic benefit.

• Alienating and isolating Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East.

• Apologizing to Islamists and terrorists for offending them.

• Under Obama’s watch, for the first time in history America’s credit rating was downgraded, due to his poor economic policies.

• Stopped American oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, allowing other nations with worse environmental records to drill instead — thereby managing to both weaken our economy and damage the environment simultaneously.

• Proposed in 2008 to intentionally bankrupt the coal industry — and now lies to voters and workers in coal-producing regions about his true intent.

• Pretends to be concerned about skyrocketing energy prices, when in fact he vowed to increase them on purpose (so as to make alternative energy schemes more competitive.)

• In a primary debate against Hillary Clinton in 2008, Obama said he would never force people to buy health insurance, since those without it couldn’t afford to buy it. Less than two years later, he rammed through Obamacare, which does indeed force people to buy health insurance.

• During the 2008 campaign, Obama repeatedly promised that if he was elected “No family making less than $250,000 will see any form of tax increase.” This promise was broken over and over again once he was elected.

• In 2008 Obama vowed if elected to increase security along the U.S.-Mexican border — and then in 2010 stopped construction of a “virtual fence” on the border and re-routed money earmarked for border security to other projects.

• Cash for Clunkers, which doled out taxpayer money to anyone who wanted to replace their old cars, but which mostly only ended up subsidizing the purchase of foreign-made cars by people who could have afforded them on their own anyway; meanwhile, the traded-in cars were all destroyed, creating a shortage and thereby increasing the cost of used cars, hurting the pocketbooks of poor people.

• Violated the U.S. Constitution by authorizing assassinations and drone strikes to kill American citizens abroad — without due process.

• Was caught on a “hot mike” promising the President of Russia that he would cave in to their demands for a weaker missile shield — after he was re-elected and no longer had to keep up the pretense that he sought to defend America.

• Appointed Van Jones, a former avowed communist who supported a “9/11 Truth” petition, to be “Green Jobs Czar.”

• Appointed Anita Dunn, who said Chairman Mao was her “favorite philosopher,” to be White House Communications Director.

• Appointed John Holdren, who previously entertained the notion of forced mass sterilization to stop overpopulation, to be Science Czar.

• Appointed Steven Chu, who openly advocated an artificial increase in gasoline prices to $10/gallon (and similar increases in other energy prices) to be Secretary of Energy.

• Appointed Kevin Jennings, who led a group that promoted X-rated “sex-positive” textbooks for 13-year-olds, instructed teenagers at a conference how to perform “fisting” (anal penetration by fists), who refused to report instances of statutory rape, and who expressed admiration for a member of NAMBLA, to be America’s “Safe School’s Czar.”

• When states voted to enforce the federal immigration laws which the federal government refused to enforced, Obama sued to stop them.

• Blocked continued construction of the Keystone Pipeline, thereby intentionally reducing energy resources for the US and forcing Canada to sell more of its oil to China.

• Repeatedly changed his position on gay marriage over the years, depending on what was politically expedient at the moment and which intended audience he was addressing.

• Before he was president, Obama staunchly opposed raising the national debt limit — but once elected, he insisted that it be raised.

• When giving a 2009 speech in France that he must have assumed Americans would never hear, he described the United States as “arrogant” and “dismissive” (while also criticizing Europe elsewhere in the speech).

• When states tried to stop election fraud with voter ID laws, Obama sued to prevent them from doing so.

• Instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to stonewall any investigation into the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panthers.

• Promised in 2008 that once elected he would officially recognize the Armenian Genocide; but to this date he has still failed to do so, caving in to threats and pressure from Turkey.

• Vowed to end the influence of lobbyists in Washington, but under Obama’s watch their influence has only increased.

• When he was first running for President, Obama promised, “I will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Needless to say, he has broken that promise with almost every bill he has signed since.

• Aided and abetted the “Arab Spring” which deposed existing secular governments across North Africa, leading to a regional power vacuum which was filled by Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other hardline Islamists.

• Refused to provide assistance or support the the earlier secular Iranian democracy uprising, allowing them to be crushed by the Islamic fundamentalist Iranian regime.

• In his first months in office, Obama bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia, the president of China, the Emperor of Japan, and President of Mexico, among others.

• Ordered NASA to make one of its top priorities not space exploration or scientific research but “Muslim outreach.”

• Used Obamacare as a pretext to greatly increase the size and power of the IRS (which was given 16,000 new agents and additional mandates to penalize taxpayers for noncompliance).

• Used the IRS to harass conservative businesses.

• In the GM bailout, he illegally shortchanged investors who according to bankruptcy laws were first in line to be recompensed; instead, he gave their share to the unions.

• Shut down oil drilling in the US, but then turned around and lent $2 billion to Brazil to support their government-controlled oil-drilling effort — and then promised the US would become one of Brazil’s biggest oil customers.

• Sued Boeing in an effort to control where businesses could locate, kowtow to the unions, and block the creation of 1,000 jobs in South Carolina, a right-to-work (i.e. no forced unionization) state.

• Adopted a longstanding Socialist political slogan, “Forward!”, as his 2012 campaign motto.

• Sent insulting form letters to the familes of dead SEALs.

• Neither disavowed nor distanced himself from anti-Romney campaign ads which threatened or implied violence against Republicans.

• Shortly after the recent eruption of anti-American violence in North Africa, Obama went to Las Vegas to do his debate preparation in a hotel…with a romanticized North Africa theme.

• Said in an interview that the Muslim call to prayer was “one of the prettiest sounds on earth at sunset.”

• Union boss and far-left activist Andy Stern has visitied Obama in the White House at least 53 times, at last count — greater access than any other private citizen.

• Hosted at the White House many Islamist members of groups associated with Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc.

• Sponsored performances by and attended fundraisers with radical rappers like Michael Franti and Common, both of whose lyrics have in some cases been anti-police, anti-white, and anti-America.

• Hired Timothy Geithner, who is documented as cheating on his own personal taxes, to be Secretary of the Treasury.

• Told Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher that it was good to “spread the wealth around.”

• Told small business owners nationwide in a 2012 speech that “you didn’t build that” — implying that they should not claim credit for their own success, since taxpayers (i.e. themselves and other business owners) had funded the national infrastructure.

• Insulted the British people by rudely returning to them a bust of Churchill which previously had been a ceremonial gift on display at the White House; when later confronted on this inexplicable action, he lied about it.

• Canceled plans to complete a missile defense shield in Poland, a move which was highly praised by Russia — the very nation whose missile threat would have been neutralized if the shield had been completed.

• By loudly publicizing (for personal political gain) the identity of exact SEAL teams who had killed Osama bin Laden, Obama made them a target for reprisals by Islamists; a short time later 22 SEALS were shot down and killed in Afghanistan, their worst loss of life ever.

• Established an extra-Constitutional top secret “kill list” of people (including Americans) Obama claims the right to kill on sight, and then bragged about it publicly.

• Set up a special email account, “Flag@Whitehouse.gov,” to which Americans were supposed to inform the government of anyone they heard spreading “disinformation” about Obama’s health care overhaul. (This was the first of three different “spy on your friends and neighbors” programs.)

• “Attack Watch” was Obama’s second Big Brother attempt, a Web site on which you would report “attacks” on Obama’s proposals and ideology; it was quickly shut down due to outrage and mockery.

• Finally, Obama set up the “Truth Team” program which encouraged citizens to report to the government any friends or relatives they hear repeating “lies” about Obama. The Truth Team site still exists.

• Twisted the arms of defense contractors to not issue layoff notices in early November, so as to avoid causing bad news for Obama right before the election — even though federal law (the “WARN Act”) requires such notices.

• After the attacks on American interests in North Africa on September 11, 2012, Obama gave a speech to the U.N. and declared “The future must not belong to those who slander The Prophet of Islam” — transferring the blame from the attackers onto the makers of a film trailer that supposedly “offended” the Islamists.

• Repeatedly snubbed and got into public tiffs with Benjamin Netanyahu, who as the leader of Israel is supposed to be Obama’s closest colleague in international affairs.

• On May 19, 2011, Obama told Israel they must return to the 1967 borders as a pre-condition for continuing talks with the Palestinians — even though the status of the borders was the main issue the talks were supposed to address.

• Encouraged politically biased hiring practices in the Justice Department.

• Soon after taking office, Obama rescinded the “Mexico City Policy,” which previously had banned NGOs which are supported by American taxpayer funds from using those funds to perform abortions in foreign countries.

• Attempted to force returning veterans to pay huge increases for their health coverage…as a way to generate more funding for his Obamacare provisions.

• In June of 2011, he anointed his own underage daughters as “senior staff members” so that their vacation to Africa would be paid for with taxpayer money.

• Interviews with high school classmates revealed that Obama was a heavy and frequent user of marijuana in his teenage years (not to mention his self-admitted cocaine use in college).

• Played over 100 rounds of golf during his first three years in office, meaning that he was on the links close to 10% of the days he has been president.

• Voted to allow post-birth abortions (i.e. facilitating the deaths of babies who survive late-term abortions) not just once but three times in a row as an Illinois state senator.

• The pastor whom Obama selected to give the national benediction at his 2009 inauguration recently declared that “all white people are going to Hell.”

• Sided with Hugo Chavez and the Castro regime regarding the Honduran Constitutional Crisis of 2009, the first time ever that the U.S. formed a political alliance with socialist governments in Latin America.

• Obama Administration OKed the nomination of Chas Freeman to chair the National Intelligence Council (which coordinates intelligence reports from all government agencies), despite the fact that he was openly hostile to Israel and strongly favored Arabist goals. (He later withdrew under pressure.)

• Chinese pianist Lang Lang played an offensively anti-American song at a 2011 White House dinner where Obama hosted Chinese president Hu Jintao, to the delight and amazement of the communist Chinese visitors, while Obama just sat there and smiled (the song’s Chinese lyrics describe Americans as “warmongering jackals”).

• There was a great deal of (still unverified) suspicion that the company LightSquared received favorable treatment from the Obama administration for approval of its broadband technology which interfered with the GPS system; an Air Force general claimed he was pressured by the Obama administration to downplay his criticism of LightSquared’s technology in sworn testimony.

• Obama’s Department of Energy awarded $529 million to Fisker Automotive to build their Karma hybrid electric cars — even though they are manufactured in Finland, cost over $100,000 each, and tend to explode.

• When Inspector General Gerald Walpin discovered during a 2009 investigation that one of Obama’s political allies (the mayor of Sacramento) was misusing government funds for personal gain, Obama unceremoniously fired Walpin — even though rooting out fraud was the job description of the Inspector General.

• More than once Obama made so-called “recess appointments” when the Senate was not actually in recess, which directly violates Constitutional rules about how appointments must be made; in each case it was his way of getting his political allies into certain key positions without them being vetted or approved by the Senate, as required.

• After Nidal Malik Hasan massacred 13 people at Fort Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar” so as to become a martyr for Islam, the Obama administration refused to classify his action as “terrorism” and instead deemed it merely “workplace violence.”

• Despite the fact that the Falkland Islands have been part of Great Britain since 1833 and that Great Britain is supposed to be our strongest ally, Obama essentially sided with Argentina in its new claim on the Falklands, not only by adopting the Argentine position that their status is open to negotiation, but even by (attempting to) refer to the islands by their Spanish name (Malvinas).

• Convened the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (a.k.a. the Simpson-Bowles commission) in order to address a major economic crisis…and then summarily dismissed and ignored their recommendations.

• Criticized the Supreme Court’s legal reasoning (about the Citizen’s United decision) during a State of the Union address, which many considered a dangerous precedent as it appeared to place political pressure on the court, violating the Constitution’s separation of powers; but his bullying seems to have later paid off, when the Supreme Court apparently altered its Obamacare decision so as to not ruffle any political feathers.

• On April 27, 2009, Obama’s staff (possibly at his direction) ordered Air Force One to make an unnecessary very low flight over part of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, which many residents mistakenly assumed must be a second 9/11 attack in progress; turned out that it was just a stunt to get a photo op of Obama’s plane next to the Statue of Liberty.

• Obama somehow managed to insert mentions of himself into the official biographies of earlier presidents on the White House Web site — even presidents from the 19th century. After public outcry, the narcissistic Obama mentions were quietly removed without comment.

• Intentionally misquotes the Declaration of Independence in speeches, often leaving out the words “by their Creator” in the famous passage “…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” which Obama instead has recited as “…are endowed with certain unalienable rights.”

• In June of 2009, Obama’s Solicitor General (and now Supreme Court Justice) Elena Kagan filed a legal brief to prevent the families of 9/11 victims from appealing their lawsuits against the Saudi royal family for financing the 9/11 attacks.

• The 2009 National Christmas Tree in the White House was decorated with ornaments depicting Chairman Mao, a drag queen, and a picture of Mount Rushmore that included Obama’s own head next to George Washington’s.

• Compelled Catholic and other religious organizations to provide health plans with free contraception, even though such requirements violate their rights of religious freedom and conscience.

• It was revealed only after Obama became president that during the 1990s he was a leading member of the “New Party,” a socialist-aligned far-left radical group in Chicago.

• Lied about his close associations with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers; pretended the two barely knew each other, when multiple sources document they were friends and close colleagues for years.

• When Obama was inaugurated as President on January 20, 2009, he at first flubbed the oath of office, so he had to re-take it behind closed doors for his inauguration to be valid. He did so, but during this second, true inauguration in private, he purposely failed to place his hand on a Bible, as is traditional — the first president ever to not swear the oath of office on the Bible.

• Obama’s own author bio in his literary agent’s catalog and on their Web site stated for 17 consecutive years that he was born in Kenya; this claim remained intact despite other portions of the bio being altered and updated repeatedly. It was only in 2007 after he decided to run for the presidency that the “born in Kenya” claim was taken down. The original info must necessarily have come from Obama himself; some theorize he likely falsely claimed foreign birth in order to gain admission or scholarships in college, and never bothered to fix his lie.

• After winning the 2008 election but before being sworn in, Obama bombastically concocted the official-seeming “Office of the President-Elect” as if it was some kind of real government department; in fact, it was just a self-congratulatory title he made up to look important before he actually became president.

• Obama administration came up with the bizarre euphemism “man-caused disasters” to describe acts of terrorism — because he wants to downplay terrorism as a significant political issue.

• For three years in a row his official budget proposals to Congress received exactly zero votes — not even a single vote from Democrats.

• Relied on an Islamic fundamentalist militia group called “The Martyrs of the February the 17th Revolution Brigade” to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi — and they not only failed to prevent the attack but perhaps even joined in on it.

• During the debate over Obamacare in 2009, Obama bluntly stated that doctors like to perform amputations rather than practice preventive medicine for no other reason than that they make a greater profit from amputations. The American College of Surgeons demanded an apology, which never arrived.

• Since 2008 the Los Angeles Times has been in possession of a videotape showing Obama honoring and praising anti-Western anti-Israel academic Edward Said, but they have steadfastly refused to release it to this day, for no discernible reason other than their belief it would damage Obama’s reputation.

• When the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe recently held a conference on human rights, Obama sent an American representative — Salam al-Marayati, a Truther who blamed Israel for the 9/11 attacks and who also praises Hezbollah and Hamas. To the nations of Europe, al-Marayati spoke for all Americans on the topic of human rights.

• Obama’s Department of Homeland Security specifically warned that Americans who are “dedicated to a
single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration” are potential terrorists, as are libertarian-minded voters who “favor of state or local authority” over centralized power. These “rightwing extremists” (who hold political beliefs shared by a majority of Americans) are deemed a greater threat to the nation than actual revolutionaries or jihadists.

• While campaigning in 2008 Obama declared that it was “unpatriotic” that Bush had increased the national debt at a rate of half a trillion dollars per year; but under Obama the rate of national debt increase has accelerated to almost three times the Bush rate ($6 trillion in new debt in under four years) — yet Obama has never apologized nor declared himself unpatriotic.

• For decades, every president has attended a “daily intelligence briefing” which updates him on critical world events each morning. Obama has skipped 60% of his daily intelligence briefings, including the ones leading up to the attack in Benghazi.

Many more “crimes and misdemeanors”  have been committed since the date of this list in 2013, so please let me know if this list is not sufficient; I would be pleased to see whatever else is available. Also, I recognize that not all of these items are of equal importance. If you like, please indicate those items that you feel are just part of the President’s prerogative and we can debate the rest.

Sincerely,
/Don

A Few Honorable Men

The honorable men of yesteryear are no longer in government. They have died out and have not been replaced with equally honorable men.

Why do I say that?

The scandal of Watergate ended with the resignation of the paranoid criminal Richard Nixon, the trial and imprisonment and disgrace of many Presidential staffers and the (perhaps temporary) reaffirmation of the rule of law in these United states.

Today, government scandals end in silence. Despite exposure, no one is demoted, fired or imprisoned for any breach of the public trust. Moved laterally into a new Government job and vanished from public view like a stage magic bunny. Sometimes retired quietly. Pensions are not ever affected.

So why did Nixon resign?

Was it the discovery that his advisers had committed burglary?
Was it the discovery that he had instigated the crime?
Was it the discovery that he had known all along about the crime?
Was it his “enemies list”?
Was it Oval office recordings of he and his criminal plotters?

While these events contributed to the downfall, in those days, a series of honorable acts by honorable men made the criminal behavior intolerable and the resignation unavoidable.

I must apologize to the reader for the length of this post. Criminal conspiracy at the highest level of government requires many willing accomplices, criminals all. I assert that to skim over the many criminal acts would deprive these scum of their fair share of eternal damnation. Please bear with me.

Synopsis:

1971 – Nixon decides that he needs to win a second term by a large margin to make up for his poor showing in the 1968 election. He also decides to avenge perceived injustices and to undermine his enemies through a clandestine break-in campaign to determine who is leaking his strategy.

late 1971 – J. Edgar Hoover refuses to cover up a planned break-in.

May 2 1972 – Hoover dies and is immediately replaced with appointee Director L. Patrick Gray, a DOJ lawyer with no law enforcement experience.

June 19, 1972 – a security guard discovers a burglary team in the Democratic Party Watergate offices; they are arrested by the Washington DC police.

Burglars included E. Howard Hunt (a former CIA agent) and G. Gordon Liddy (a former FBI agent); both had worked at the White House.

August 1, 1972 – a $25,000 cashier’s check made to the Nixon re-election campaign and endorsed by the campaign treasurer was found in the bank account of Bernard Barker, one of the burglars.

September 29, 1972 – Hunt, Liddy and the five burglars are indicted by a Federal Grand Jury.

September 29, 1972 – The FBI reveals involvement of Attorney General John Mitchell who is controlling a secret fund used to pay expenses of the burglars.

Mitchell resigns from government to serve as Director of Nixon’s re-election campaign and Richard Kleindienst is appointed Attorney General.

November 1972 – Nixon re-elected by a landslide.

The stage is now set for the downfall and thus the avalanche begins quietly, just a few lazy snowflakes at first:

April 24, 1973 – Nixon learns that White House Counsel John Dean has given Congressional testimony that FBI Director Gray was involved in destroying files in Hunt’s safe which implicated the White House in break-in planning.

Nixon demands and gets John Dean’s resignation.

April 27, 1973 – FBI Director Gray resigns.

April 30, 1973 – Nixon forces the resignations of White House Counsel John Erlichman and Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman.

Attorney General Kleindeinst also resigns.

April 30, 1973 – Nixon announces that he has appointed Eliot Richardson to replace Kleindeinst.

May 19, 1973 – The Senate forces Nixon to appoint Archibald Cox Special Watergate Prosecutor as a pre-condition of the confirmation of Richardson.

Summer 1973 – Cox, the Senate and the American people learn about the existence of the Oval Office taping system. Nixon refuses to surrender the tapes, offering instead transcripts;

Cox refuses and demands the tapes.

August 15, 1973 – Nixon asserts that the tapes are privileged and anyway, he knew nothing about the break-ins or the actions of any of the people supposedly involved. People just need to stop asking about the tapes.

October 1973 – Nixon orders Richardson to fire Cox; Richardson refuses and resigns in protest. This leaves Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus the senior official for the Department of Justice. Ruckelshaus refuses to fire Cox and resigns instead.

Eventually Solicitor General Robert Bork becomes Acting Attorney General and fires Cox.

Cox responds to the firing thus: “whether ours shall be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people to decide.” [Washington Post]

Nixon now is even more widely despised for his actions. As a DC area bumper sticker then observed, “Nixon is a filthy Cox-sacker”.

The Supreme Court refuses to consider Nixon’s assertion of Executive privilege on the tapes and releases them.

October 10, 1973 – Vice President Agnew resigns under federal indictment for soliciting bribes while serving as Governor of Maryland and for tax evasion. Congress confirms Gerald Ford to be Vice President.

November 17, 1973 – Nixon assures the nation that he is guilty of no crime and that he had earned everything that he got, stating famously “I am not a crook.”

His jowls flap loosely as he shakes his head to emphasize this assertion of innocence.

November 21, 1973 – an 18-1/2 minute gap in the Oval Office  tape recording is found. Nixon’s personal secretary Rosemary Woods claims she made a mistake using the machine.

August 8, 1974 – The Senate advises Nixon that enough votes exist to impeach him and remove him from office. Nixon resigns, later memorably avows that “you won’t have Nixon to kick around any more.”

What we see throughout this narrative is Nixon thrashing like a drowning rat, unable to believe or admit that he is on the road to destruction even despite the building chorus of demands to resign. He fired just about everybody associated with the crime, held on until there were no options and then resigned to take the coward’s way out.

It is satisfying to learn that Nixon later lamented, “on the 8th and 9th of August, 1974, I was in the deepest valley”. He said that he spent the remaining twenty years of his life trying to get back to “the highest mountain.”

Karma’s a bitch and then you die.

Obama and his co-conspirators are just as guilty as Nixon and just as deserving of impeachment.

I am concerned that the honorable men in government have all passed from the scene and there is no courage to do the right thing in government, in the Congress or anywhere else in the face of tyranny.

I hope that I am wrong.