If you want to know why the American people are screwed and who really owns the government, then proof just came out today…and the new Republican controlled Congress isn’t even there yet:
They just raised the limits of how much money you can give to your favorite candidate:
Individual donors to the Democratic National Committee or Republican National Committee this year were limited to $32,400. Under the new rules, individuals could annually give up to $324,000 to the national parties’ accounts for day-to-day operations, legal fights, nominating conventions and building improvements.
Their House and Senate campaign committees each could raise another $226,800 per donor each year.
Married couples could reach $3.1 million per election under the legislation.
Added Lawrence Norden of New York University’s School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice: “This raises the suspicion that politicians are trying to manipulate the campaign finance system for their own benefit, which will serve only to decrease average citizens’ participation in our electoral process.”
Another campaign finance activist, Democracy 21 president Fred Wertheimer, said “Republican and Democratic congressional leaders have chosen to embrace huge amounts of corrupting money for politicians over the interests and needs of the American people.”
So what else is new? You know your country is gone, when the average person does not even put 2 and 2 together…as P. J. O’Rourke once noted: We have a Parliament of Whores.
And the cost of a blow job from the GOP and DEM just went up at the Bunny Ranch of Washington D.C.. Good thing Warren Buffet and George Soros made some big money last year in the stock market.
There ARE some perks to being poor. At least we don’t have to bribe our politicians….yet.
While our Congress is busy condemning America ONCE again for not treating our enemies with vacations in Las Vegas, and acting like they are going to punish a man who exposed Obama and the whole democratic party for LYING and scamming the American people…(Of course they’re not, it’s all for show.) —
They SHOULD be paying attention to this, and making it their number one problem to solve. Instead, they make Hollywood make Zombie movies so we will all know how to survive should something happen.
THEY and their families will all have cushy bunkers, with plenty of electricity, food, and water.
Go ahead: If the President can cuss out the press core, we can certainly join in and cuss them all out: (The lot of them.)
Join with me and say it with gusto—: BASTARDS!
Hey, made me feel better for all of two seconds.
Most every week, it’s incredibly easy to find people doing stupid things…but this week, I just couldn’t choose one particular one:
Obama? Playing golf while WWIII is starting in the Middle East, Muslims are calling for the Jews extinction all over the globe, N. Korea threatens to nuke the White House, Putin is gathering power by force, and the whole country is furious at him for opening our borders and DUMPING illegals into our cities and towns to be taken care of, and he is doing it in secret. Which impeachable moment do we start with?
George Will? For even assuming that the millions of illegals will become Americans in heart and soul.
Pelosi? For rushing down to the border, and doing her best Zelda Rubinstein Poltergeist imitation on the border.
“Come on in! All are welcome! All are welcome! Go into the light!”
Hamas?— for breaking the peace agreement, not once, but five times, and sacrificing their own children to death.
No…the big news this week is that there is so much bad news, (Having to listen to Madeline Albright ONE MORE TIME among them) that almost all the citizens of the country, are appalled that the Congress had decided to take their big five-week vacation, while the country is in a crisis.
Even though Obama is taking a vacation too, somehow Congress gets the blame.
Tell me: Who has taken MORE vacations? Obama, or Congress?
Nobody Thinks: our government…has died. It’s dead. It no longer functions. It’s AOL. The international vultures are standing on the sidelines waiting…the hungry greedy flies are circling..
Which is why this week I decided to put the contest between: Our government (CONGRESS and Obama) VS…the pizza man of Flatbread.
8:30 p.m. A pizza delivery guy walked into an elderly man’s house to find that the man “looked dead” and was surrounded by flies. The delivery guy assumed the man had expired, left the residence and had his manager call 911. The man was only sleeping and stated that he no longer wants his pizza.
The delivery guy who didn’t know enough to feel a pulse?
Congress for going on vacation when our borders are being invaded?
On the other hand— if Obama would be a real President and STAY in Washington and do his job, maybe Congress would stick around too.
I pick….Obama! Yep, he wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award again for reasons I talk about every single day.
I think the pizza man was just a good guy. Think about it: There’s very few people left in the country that are looking at Washington D.C. and not seeing a dead body.
Maybe we should all call 911.
“Ring, Hello. 911. What’s your emergency?”
“Our government is dead. There IS no pulse. Please send help immediately!”
Here we have Boko Haram’s Abubakar Shekau, who makes it clear he hates Obama, Bush, Clinton (he said Bush twice to cover them all) and all Christians.
He wants to kill Christians, and that’s what he’s doing. “KILL, KILL!”
So, WHY again did Hillary Clinton take this group off her terrorists list? Mmmmmm?
Hillary NEVER lets a political moment go to waste, and she sees promotion for her…for her cause, for the women. The Congress even had a moment of silence for those stolen women today.
Members of the United States House of Representatives in a few hours will in a few hours hold a moment of silence in honor of the missing Nigerian school girls, and afterwards call on the white house to do more for Nigeria in looking for the girls, recently more and more prominent U.S. politicians like Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, etc. has spoken against the kidnapping and the white house just confirmed pres. Jonathan has accepted America’s offer to help and a team from the U.S. will be dispatched soon.
So, let me get this straight: Is our Congress going to have moments of silence to honor all the dead women who are killed by Muslims all over the world? Or just Nigeria?
At last! Something for them to do besides spend our money.
(Thanks to tioga)
Obama’s lawyers in the IRS scandal, have been doing what good lawyers do..they stall. Forever.
BUT…Representative Gowdy doesn’t stand for it. He attacks. He demands…hey! It’s A Congressman doing his job! I LOVE this guy!
Here’s a perfect example of how liberals stomp and scream about…nothing. Lois Lerner refused to answer questions in Congress today, so Darrell Issa closed the whole thing down because staying would be a complete waste of everybody’s time…
Unless of course, you wanted to get some camera time. Elijah Cummings felt betrayed! How DARE he not be allowed to speak, so he said he had a question.
Which he didn’t. He just forget it. Or left it. Or it never existed. Maybe his new girlfriend was watching…
Mr. Cummings,” Issa said, “where is your question?”
“If you will sit down and allow me to ask a question! I am a member of a Congress of the United States of America! I am tired of this! We have members over here, each who represents 700,000 people! You cannot just have a one-sided investigation. It is absolutely something wrong with that and it is absolutely un-American!” Cummings shouted.
“We had a hearing. The meeting’s adjourned. I gave you an opportunity to ask a question. You have no question,” Issa said.
Okay. This is your congressman, who evidently doesn’t care that his ‘question’ will get no answer whatsoever, he wants the right to ASK it.
Really, you have to wonder how Darrel Issa manages…with such stupidity. And let’s not forget, he also has to deal with the newly freed slave, Sheila Jackson.
Lois Lerner pleated the “5th” again today in front of Congress, who is trying to figure out just WHO was using the IRS to go after Tea Party organizations.
Congress could grant her immunity, but even if they did grant her immunity for her testimony— so what? As we see from this bold-faced lie from the NSA chief, nothing would happen to her. She could lie, about how innocent she was, and lie about Obama’s involvement, and lie, lie, and lie some more.
Would Congress hold her for perjury? Would Eric Holder? No, they would probably all thank her for her time.
Nobody Wonders…why the powerful continue to be untouchable–but she is clearly not afraid, Obama has his back…I mean HER back.
But if you or I committed perjury?
NO hole would be big enough.
This was one of the most important points brought up today.
Last week on Coast to Coast, John McAfee told the audience that anybody that went on the Obamacare site was setting themselves up for anything. He said there WAS no security. To set up security you need to test it for two months at least, and that wasn’t done, and he knows because he has SEEN the code.
He also said that anybody with just the least amount of knowledge could go in and drain your bank account. Think of how enticing that is to Obama and his dream IRS team?
Mike Rogers was making an excellent point, and notice how he was shut up by whoever was controlling the meetings. As he said: If you are running tests then your security is down.
All Kathleen kept saying was they were writing code and running tests.
There is no security, and who out there, after the NSA scandal is surprised?
Nobody Wins when representatives in Congress can’t even ask a legitimate question.
The fight in Washington continues, and the Republicans seem to be caving into the lies of the current President, Barack Obama, who has viciously attacked the “tea party” members of the house, if they don’t give into his full demands. Obama blames the tea party for causing the United States to default for the first time in history. Many of us out here in nobody land, cannot believe our ears…
Because if we do default, it will be by Obama ordering the treasury not to pay the bills. (And with Dr. Lew, he has an obeying lap dog.)
Once again the democratic rule: Do the crime, blame the other guy for it.
Would a President do this impeachable act just to further destroy his enemy, the Tea Party? (In case you’re late to this, the Tea Party are the last Americans standing who want Constitutional rule.)
Impeachment is almost impossible now after the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Bill Clinton should have been impeached when he joined up with our giant military manufacturers to give China our technology. He should have been impeached for giving North Korea plutonian. They could have impeached him for lying under oath. Instead, they made the impeachment about sex, god forbid they cut off their own future campaign coffers. And by doing impeachment on such a trivial matter, they put the country through so much negative emotion about the whole process, we will more than likely never see it supported ever again.
Maybe that was the idea.
And so, with each Presidency the office itself has grown stronger, which is what the elite in the circle we call Washington and Wall Street want. it truly is about the rich against the poor—–a one party system, with one strong leader at the top.
I came upon this picture today. It was taken right before then, President George H.W. Bush, was going to send the troops into combat in the first Gulf War. He kept saying it was to save the poor helpless Kuwaitis from that mean neighbor, Saddam Hussein.
He could have told us that we had struck a deal with the Saudi’s to protect them in exchange for bases on their land, but that wouldn’t sell to us nobodies, who they consider to be better off ignorant of all that they do.
What struck me about this picture…is the expression on his face. And the grace of his hand, as if, he is a Napoleon in history, reaching out for eternity saying. “GO…FREE MY PEOPLE!…YOU ARE MY BRAVE AND HONORABLE ARMY FOR GOOD!”
In fact, the Times editor asked Diana Walker, the photographer who took this picture, to explain it.
“It looks like he’s Moses parting the waters.”
Wow. Tie clips. Just what you need when you are about to be shot.
That reminds me of all the universal corporate “honor” Christmas meetings that I’ve been to, where the bigwigs of corporations would hand out plagues for “most sales.” instead of what most people would have preferred; money.
Anyway, Diana Walker, waited all day to get that shot. The President had been surrounded the whole day by Congressmen who wanted THEIR picture taken with the President. (Speaker of the House Thomas Foley is in the bottom left hand corner walking away.)
Diana got more than a tie clip for this picture. She won the World Press Photo competition. And I’m sure the “President” saw to it that she got that reward. No doubt, this is one of his favorite pictures.
It will be interesting to see what will happen in the next few days. If the House Leaders give into the President, we will have a one-party system.
If they don’t give into the President, we will still have a one-party system, with a ‘benevolent’ dictator at the top, who if you are lucky, will excuse you from Obamacare.
The rest of you…will just have to go to into battle without that tie clip.
I’m thinking about changing my template once again…I promised a reader who was having trouble reading the pages that I would, and since I don’t know a HTML from a star in the Spiral Galaxy, it’s been slow and tedious process…but I’m getting there. I admit, I like to play with color, but that doesn’t always lend to easy reading. I might try a few on for size. Please, tell me how you feel about any of them.
I’m also going to add another feature…Nobody Reads, because I read a lot of different stuff everyday…from the internet, to magazines, to books…I like a variety…and sometimes when I read I come upon things that are intriguing, and so, I will present some of them, because frankly, the guy who used to send me emails, doesn’t anymore, and on weekends, I really don’t have much to post except jokes.
So…enough babbling. Here’s something written by the Englishman, William Bradford, in 1620, who came over on the Mayflower and was in Plymouth. It seems, the Plymouth Colony owned much of its people’s survival to an Indian named Squanto. He had been to England and learned English. He not only taught them how to plant corn and catch fish, he told them how the main Chief in the area got along with the other Indians, in other words: Indian rules…and here they are.
1. That neither he nor any of his people injure or do hurt to any of their people.
2. That if any of his did hurt to any of theirs, he should send the offender that they might punish him.
3. That if anything were taken away from any of theirs, he should cause it to be restored: and they should do the like to his.
4. If any did unjustly war against him, they would aid him, if any did war against them, he should aid them.
5. He should send to his neighbors confederates to certify them of this that they might no wrong them, but might be likewise comprised in the conditions of peace.
6. That when their men came to them, they should leave their bows and arrows behind them.
By these rules, President Obama would be sent to Congress to be punished. All that he has stolen from the American people should be restored. After that, he would have to send someone to stay with the Republicans at all times to continue the peace. And he should always leave his ego at the door.
So, can we get these rules to the President and Congress?
I’m doing my Friday history blog due to the fact that I just listened to Obama give his—“A faction in the House wants to shut the government down.” speech in the Rose Garden just a few minutes ago. As I thought of Obama’s extreme vilification of Ted Cruz and those who support him, I immediately was reminded of another fight in Congress…done basically by one man alone in the House, quite some time ago. A man who had already been President. A man, that literally changed history. And he fought against, The GAG rule In the year 1835, the American Anti-Slavery Society started flooding the Congress with anti-slavery petitions, which enraged the Southern congressmen (who were democrats) because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery. John Quincy Adams wrote to his son Charles Francis:
“The voice of Freedom has not yet been heard, and I am earnestly urged to speak in her name. She will be trampled underfoot if I do not, and I shall be trampled underfoot if I do…What can I do? I have taken my glove in the House. They hunt me like a Partridge upon the mountain. Well…be it so. I am aware my severest trials are yet to come.”
What he fought, was the gagging of any anti- slavery petitions to be read by Congress. They just were not going to even talk about slavery. Period. (Sound familiar?) In other words, “it’s the law of the land.”
Congress set up a 9 member committee (with slavery owner southerners in control) to address the many anti-slavery petitions, and decided they were taking up too much time. At the same time, American settlers in Mexico express prohibition against slavery were ignored by the settlers who bought their own slaves to Texas. Adams, was afraid Texas would become another slave state.
Adams gave a speech on the floor of the house against the annexation of Texas ON the fact that it would include more slaves. He was met, by his own words with. “echoes of thundering vituperation from the South and West, and with one universal about of applause from the North and East. “
Now…just like today, Adams was hated in his own party, The House Speaker at the time was James K. Polk (future President from Tennessee) and James repeatedly denied Adams access to the floor. He claimed that slavery was a state’s right, and Congress had no business messing with it. This began years and years of John Adams saying, “Am I gagged?” every time he slammed the petitions down on the floor podium. To shut him up, Congress passed the Gag rule, which meant they just wouldn’t discuss it. (Just as Obamacare was ‘passed’ And we are told now, there will BE no discussion. ) John Quincy said this:
“I hold the resolution to be a direct violation of the Constitution of the United States, the rules of this House, and the right of my constituents”
——and sat down amid thunderous cries of “ORDER!” The whole house went in uproar and the clerk didn’t even record Adams remark. Later Adams demanded it be reported in the official journal that he voted no. It was approved, 117-68.
The House did not removed the gag rule (to keep the subject of slavery out of discussion) until 1840, and then it prohibited even RECEIVING petitions.
John Quincy NEVER gave up. He cited the 1st amendment:
“The right of petition is essential to the very existence of government: it is the right of the people over the Government: it is their right, and they may not be deprived of it. “
Adams had full hatred and vile attacks every single day in Congress, for years and years…when he would march up to the podium and slam down his petition to get rid of the gag rule. Sarah Palin’s attacks were mild compared to what JQA got —–He was really hated.
One historian, Bennett Champ Clark, said that “No contest in America public life ever exceeded in ferocity the long fight for the right of petition which John Quincy Adams waged from 1836 to 1844″.
So…ONE man fought for years in Congress…hated by the people he worked with, hated by half the country, for the right to end slavery. For the right of free speech. For our Constitutional right for the people to be heard. It’s an inspiration we should remember.
Obama said today in his speech that NOBODY HAS DIED FROM DEATH PANELS! That’s because, today is the first day of it’s implementation.
Obamacare is a holocaust waiting to happen. It will kill millions. Hospitals will close. Care will be denied. Men and woman will lose jobs. And it will make slaves of all who do not belong to the rich and connected. In that respect alone, it’s unconstitutional.
So Mr. Cruz, remember that. long ago, another great man stood alone, and fought for the rights of his people, and he fought for years. There is no statue anywhere for his efforts. No great monuments to applaud the lone soldier of freedom. Nope, our increasingly tyrannical government doesn’t want you to remember the only founder, who fought for the slaves freedom. He just wasn’t a very pleasant fellow.
Today I just heard Brit Hume say that the Republican’s tea party are not standing on principle.
Obamacare IS unconstitutional. That’s a fact. No matter what the corrupt John Roberts says. Some things…never change.
I changed the channel, cussed him out, and remembered….what one man can do, when he stands on principle alone.
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Let’s remember–our current clear and present danger: I usually post some fun historical fact on Friday…but I thought THIS video, sent to me by the people at Floyd, was so important that everyone should be aware of it before the weekend, or before Obama launches missiles into Syria. .
Nobody should remember what happens in history when tyrannical megalomaniacs are not stopped.
I know it’s a bit long, but the implications of Obama, paying the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt without Congress even knowing about it–with the help of his brother in Kenya, and putting the United States in imminent danger by FUNDING the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East—- screams for impeachment. If Obama attacks Syria, without Congressional approval, he should be impeached. He’s making a habit of ignoring the Constitution.
There is no question that Jerome Corsi’s investigative journalism can be deemed top-rated.
Please take a half hour out of your day to hear this, because you are probably not going to hear any of this on TV. And if you do, it will be after the fact.
Obama has been giving speeches all lover the country, digging up the same old line that gets him sympathy for being the poor guy who Republicans just will not negotiate with. As he once said to an audience about Putin not returning Snowdon, “I shouldn’t HAVE to ask.” Obama has this idea that he shouldn’t have to do a thing with Congress because HE is the President of the United States and they should all come to him.
But Nobody Wonders if all this Obama whining doesn’t have an end goal in mind: Ezra Klein of the Washington Post upset another journalist this week, Ron Fournier of the National Journal, when he claimed that Obama the liberals are complaining too much about the LACK of power Obama has:
Klein is right about this: No president is a superhero. First, as Klein suggests, the U.S. political system faces enormous structural problems that make leadership challenging for any president. Chief among them is sophisticated redistricting that has helped create a polarized Congress packed with lawmakers with no incentive to compromise. Second, government austerity reduces the president’s ability to bargain with Congress. Third, the democratization of politics—and of big money in particular—has weakened the party structures. That has weakened a president’s powers that stem from his role as the titular party chief. Finally, the modern GOP is less willing than Democrats to compromise. There is something to Obama’s complaint that virtually any policy he supports will be met by resistance.
“Enormous structural problems” ?
That sums it up right there: The democrats want to give Obama more power, and that old Constitution is in the way.
Nobody Wonders how anyone can forget that the separation of powers works best because it’s suppose to keep tyrants from gaining power…and so far, Obama has gotten everything he wants…..but the one thing he wants most: The Constitution changed to give the executive complete power over all of Congress, and make him an absolute Monarch.
There is a reason Obama and his minions love Mao, and it’s not because Mao read our Constitution.