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In Case You Missed It

Posted by Godefroi on June 2, 2010

Big news in Kenya last week.

Our beloved Dear Leader now has even more respectable roots than before, since this happened.


Granny O Gets Honored

Having just returned from there, I can assure all Americans that everyone in Kenya is VERY proud of her favorite son, so much so that the Universities bestow honorary doctorates just for being his ancestor!


Oh, and I do mean EVERYONE.  I really don’t understand why all the Kenyans in Kisumu (incidentally, where Obama’s forebears were born) would be think that he was born in Kenya, -including, may I add, Mama Sarah shown above – when actually it was in Hawaii.  🙂


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Let Freedom Segregation Ring

Posted by Godefroi on July 22, 2009

It was only a mere 13 months ago when then-Senator Obama made some strong comments and promises to Jews and Israel at an AIPAC conference.  Some highlights:

 … I want you to know that today I’ll be speaking from my heart, and as a true friend of Israel. And I know that when I visit with AIPAC, I am among friends. Good friends. Friends who share my strong commitment to make sure that the bond between the United States and Israel is unbreakable today, tomorrow and forever.

… the bond between Israel and the United States is rooted in more than our shared national interests — it’s rooted in the shared values and shared stories of our people. And as president, I will work with you to ensure that this bond is strengthened.

… and as president I will never compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.

… And I will bring to the White House an unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.

…And I will always stand up for Israel’s right to defend itself in the United Nations and around the world.

…any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.

What has happened in the ensuing year?

Well…way too much to enumerate right now.  What I want to highlight is the last statement above, characterized thusly at israelinsider.com.

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided,” Obama thundered Wednesday, earning an ovation from the 7,000-plus attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference.

Of course, the VERY NEXT DAY, the backpedaling began from the Obama campaign:

“Jerusalem remains Israel’s capital and it’s not going to be divided by barbed wire and checkpoints as it was in 1948-1967.”

OK, no checkpoints and barbed wire, but not necessarily UNDIVIDED.  Hence the administration’s latest move:

Israel Told to Halt East Jerusalem Housing Project

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an unusually tense standoff with its strongest ally over settlement construction.

Israeli officials said the country’s ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, was summoned to the State Department over the weekend and told that a project made up of 20 apartments developed by an American millionaire should not go ahead.

Wait, what?  Why not?  Isn’t Jerusalem the capital of Israel…isn’t that what Obama said?

 Jeff Jacoby continues the story

LATE LAST WEEK, the Obama administration demanded that the Israeli government pull the plug on a planned housing development near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. The project, a 20-unit apartment complex, is indisputably legal. The property to be developed – a defunct hotel – was purchased in 1985, and the developer has obtained all the necessary municipal permits.

Why, then, does the administration want the development killed? Because Sheikh Jarrah is in a largely Arab section of Jerusalem, and the developers of the planned apartments are Jews.

Ah, there’s the rub.  Sheikh Jarrah is a “largely Arab” neighborhood…and apparently Obama thinks it should be an Arab-ONLY neighborhood.  Judenrein anyone?

Jacoby notes:

Think about that for a moment. Six months after Barack Obama became the first black man to move into the previously all-white residential facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, he is fighting to prevent integration in Jerusalem.

It is impossible to imagine the opposite scenario: The administration would never demand that Israel prevent Arabs from moving into a Jewish neighborhood. And the Obama Justice Department would unleash seven kinds of hell on anyone who tried to impose racial, ethnic, or religious redlining in an American city. In the 21st century, segregation is unthinkable – except, it seems, when it comes to housing Jews in Jerusalem.

So I am willing to go out on a limb here, and claim that Obama’s literary inspiration was wrong, and that “them Jooz”…er, ZIONISTS!, aren’t controlling the President at all.  Who knew?  And our post-partisan, post-racial President?  A Jew-Hater…thunderous applause from AIPAC, and “shared bonds” and “true friends” notwithstanding.

I hope the nearly 80% of American Jews who voted for whomever was sporting the “D” are happy with themselves.




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Posted by Godefroi on December 8, 2008

Put this one in the So What file.

Obama’s still smoking.  (via LGF)

Yeah, a lot of us are, even after we told everyone (including ourselves) that we (would) quit.  And?

Even C. Everett Koop was a smoker.  Remember him?

There are much more important things to worry about.

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Vote Early, Vote Often (Reprise 1)

Posted by Godefroi on October 9, 2008

From an editorial at the NY Post:

Let every vote count, is the Democratic Party’s mantra these days. That slogan might better be: Let every vote count as often as we need to win.

Such, at any rate, are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama‘s favorite “community organizers,” and its Project Vote – of which, the Democratic presidential candidate has boasted, “I started working as the director . . . here in Chicago.”

ACORN has been implicated in voter-fraud schemes in 15 states – including Ohio, from where The Post’s Jeane MacIntosh reports today that a Board of Elections investigation has unearthed evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Two voters told MacIntosh they had been dragooned by ACORN activists into registering several times – one reporting having signed up “10 to 15” times.


ACORN submitted more than 800 phony registration forms in Independence, Mo., with one woman registering 10 times, using three birthdates, four different Social Security numbers and six different phone numbers.


John McCain’s campaign says all this “doesn’t pass the smell test.”

Actually, it stinks.

And it’s being done by a group with which Barack Obama has proudly been associated.

What, then, would they be able to pull off with a friend in the White House?

And I found this comment particularly interesting:

My cousin was able to vote for Barry 25 times while on vacation in Las Vegas. Yep “”Change you can Believe in folks”” – they r gonna ram him down your throats.

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More No-bama

Posted by Godefroi on August 12, 2008

I think I’ve mentioned this controversy before, though I can’t seem to find the correct post – and finding it isn’t that important anway. What IS important is the new information unearthed that pertains to it.

For the unaware, Senator Obama voted against a bill in the Illinois legislature that would protect infants born alive during abortion attempts (yes, this does happen).  Since then, he has assured the concerned public that the reason he voted against it was that the language wasn’t sufficient to protect Roe v. Wade.  On the face of it, that excuse doesn’t make sense – a bill requiring care for babies post-abortion shouldn’t have any effects pre-abortion.  However, since I haven’t read the text of the bill, I figured I could have been mistaken.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air today shows that I wasn’t (completely).

Another Lying Bastard™ Alert

Documents obtained by NRLC now demonstrate conclusively that Obama’s entire defense is based on a brazen factual misrepresentation.

The documents prove that in March 2003, state Senator Obama, then the chairman of the Illinois state Senate Health and Human Services Committee, presided over a committee meeting in which the “neutrality clause” (copied verbatim from the federal bill) was added to the state BAIPA, with Obama voting in support of adding the revision. Yet, immediately afterwards, Obama led the committee Democrats in voting against the amended bill, and it was killed, 6-4.

What one can logically conclude from this is that Obama is so pro-abortion that even when he specifically includes Roe-protectionary language, he can’t bring himself to support a live child after the abortion is done.  There is no way around the fact that Obama supported infanticide, presumably to keep his NARAL and Planned Parenthood supporters.

Hey…are you listening?  It’s just fine with Obama if a child born during an abortion is just left to die.

How can ANYONE support this guy?

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To be expected

Posted by Godefroi on August 8, 2008

For those of you contemplating voting for a tremendously popular, populist, oratorically-talented Socialist to the highest post in our government, let’s have a look at the result of a previous election in which such a candidate won, as enumerated by the Associated Press (partial list).

Latest decrees by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

– Establish civilian militias critics fear will evolve into Cuban-style community groups used to monitor and prevent “counterrevolutionary” activities.
“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded [as our military].”

Increase state control overcommerce, punishing business owners who fail to comply with price controls and other regulations with fines, indefinite closure or up to 10 years in prison.

– Put Chavez in charge of a social investment fund for “excess resources” from state-run enterprises, including recently nationalized telecommunications, electricity, steel and cement companies.

“I’ll make oil companies like Exxon [which certain fellow demoncrats have suggested nationalizing] pay a tax on their windfall profits,  and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills,” “

– Give Chavez the ability to designate regional political authorities who could undermine the power of elected mayors and governors.  [Which Obama could do with our Federal Judiciary, similar to when fmr Pres. Clinton fired all the sitting Federal judges.  Then there’s ACORN.]

So what else could we look forward to?  Here’s what’s happening now, since Obama Chavez banned his political opposition.  LA Times reports:

Riot police fired tear gas in Caracas to block about 1,000 people protesting the latest moves by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to consolidate his power. The demonstrators said a blacklist of opposition candidates and a series of socialist decrees were destroying what’s left of democracy…

Doesn’t this all sound like a barrel of fun?

Where’s the Tylenol….

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One can only hope

Posted by Godefroi on August 1, 2008

Excerpted from an editorial at Townhall on why Obama will lose the upcoming Presidential election.

The Snobbery: Never before has a candidate with so few accomplishments to his name looked so far down his nose at the American people.

The Phony Idealism: …the moment Obama captured the nomination, all of those precious ideals flew out the window and Obama started shifting his positions farther and faster than Hillary Clinton ever did.

The Anti-White Racism:  This is not a man who looks kindly upon what he refers to as “typical white people.”

The Lack of Patriotism: Rather famously, Obama refused to hold his hand over his heart for the national anthem and publicly made a point of not wearing a flag pin — and then had the “audacity” to complain when people quite naturally questioned his patriotism…Obama replaced the American flag on his plane with his own symbol and made a point of running down his country and calling himself a “citizen of the world” while he was overseas.

His Liberalism: … he was ranked as the single most liberal senator in 2007 by National Journal, actually supported a complete ban on handgun sales, and wants to hand out 845 billion dollars to foreign nations as part of an effort to “elimin(ate) extreme poverty.”

His Changing Position On The War in Iraq: Although Obama is still promising a timeline, he is saying he could leave 50,000 troops in Iraq and that the withdrawal is entirely conditions-based.”

His Inexperience: Obama has never served in the military, the House, or as a governor, was first elected to the Senate in 2004, and his battle with Hillary was the only tough campaign he has ever been in. In other words, if he’s elected, he would be one of the least worthy candidates ever to make it to the White House. 

The Poor Judgment: This is a guy who stayed in a racist church and stuck by a bigoted reverend for 20 years, grotesquely leaked his Western Wall prayer to the press, and blew off a visit to see wounded troops while the whole world was watching him overseas.

He’s Gaffe Prone: …Obama makes dumber mistakes than George Bush, more mistakes than Dan Quayle, and that’s despite the fact that he spends far less time talking to the press than McCain. So, what’s his excuse for thinking that we have more than 57 states, claiming America’s “fallen heroes” were in the audience listening to him, and his claim that “‘10,000 people died’ in the Kansas tornadoes when the death toll was really only 12?” 

His Fuzzy Platform: Obama’s positions on guns, the war in Iraq, taxes, FISA, and public financing, among other issues, have shifted faster than a cheetah chasing a greyhound through an obstacle course.

The editorial is titled “Obama’s Top Ten Flaws That Will Cost Him in November “.  One can only hope…that the media, and more importantly the voters, will see his tremendous shortcomings too.

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Stealth Jihad

Posted by Godefroi on July 29, 2008

isn’t the only thing we have to worry about…perhaps not even the most important thing (arguable), but without question not the most pressing.  The more immediate danger to the United States is Obama and his “stealth socialism”. 

Obama is not only the most left-leaning Senator (or at the very least in the top 3, depending on who’s counting), but with the potential for his winning the Presidency, he’s also the most dangerous one.  Why?  Enormous and expensive social programs.  Wealth redistribution.  Welfare-Nanny state.  The worst of the third world and the worst of the developed world meet in a frightening confluence in the speeches, writing, and apparent attitude/ideology of Obama.

IBD has published a commentary on this subject.  Excerpt below. 

Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called “economic justice.” He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.

During his NAACP speech earlier this month, Sen. Obama repeated the term at least four times. “I’ve been working my entire adult life to help build an America where economic justice is being served,” he said at the group’s 99th annual convention in Cincinnati.

Democrat Barack Obama arrives in Washington on Monday. On the campaign trail, Obama has styled himself a centrist. But a look at those who’ve served as his advisers and mentors over the years shows a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.

And as president, “we’ll ensure that economic justice is served,” he asserted. “That’s what this election is about.” Obama never spelled out the meaning of the term, but he didn’t have to. His audience knew what he meant, judging from its thumping approval.


“Economic justice” simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It’s a euphemism for socialism.


Among his proposed “investments”:

• “Universal,” “guaranteed” health care. [read this by Theodore Dalrymple to get a flavor of what that can do to a populace]

• “Free” college tuition. [everyone knows that something not earned is something not valued…education is no different]

• “Universal national service” (a la Havana).

• “Universal 401(k)s” (in which the government would match contributions made by “low- and moderate-income families”).

• “Free” job training (even for criminals).

• “Wage insurance” (to supplement dislocated union workers’ old income levels).

• “Free” child care and “universal” preschool.  [Terrifying idea – that the government can mandate that the very young attend schools…what do you think they’ll be teaching these youngsters if not more Marxist love-for-state in order to prolong their regime?]

• More subsidized public housing.

• A fatter earned income tax credit for “working poor.”

• And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.  [In accordance with the doctrine of his church of 20 years – “We are an African people, and remain “true to our native land,” the mother continent.”  Here I thought we were all American people – silly me]

Obviously there’ only one way to pay for all this.  People can say all they want about the $10 Bln per month we spend on military efforts in Iraq – the $800 Bln he wants to give away to third-world countries in goodwill more than makes up for any savings from the premature capitulation he advocates in Iraq.

Thinking people need to do just that.  Actually, so do those folks who don’t care to think seriously when they can avoid it.  Everyone who loves this country, our freedoms, and our best-in-the-world standard of living must scrutinize this candidate and what he stands for….and vote accordingly.

Our Founders would be appalled that this big-government non-leader has come so far already.

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Obama is full of himself

Posted by Godefroi on July 18, 2008

H/T Rick Moran at AT.

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted “present” nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 8:2)

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Hope and Change

Posted by Godefroi on July 2, 2008

That is, I HOPE  you don’t notice how often I CHANGE my position.

Another Lying Bastard Alert, courtesy of You-Know-Who.

H/T:  The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler

[Obama advisor Anthony Lake] stressed that Mr Obama, even after withdrawing troops from Iraq over 16 months as he has promised, would maintain “a residual presence for clearly defined missions”. These would include military training, and “preparedness to go back in if there are specific acts of genocidal violence”.…

Highlighting a parallel with his first posting as assistant to Henry Cabot Lodge, a US ambassador in 1960s Saigon, he said: “It is common sense that we could not leave Vietnam successfully unless we left behind a government in Saigon that could govern successfully.

“It seems obvious in retrospect; it was not obvious enough to too many politicians at the time. In Iraq it’s the same problem.”

So not only has his “immediate withdrawal” become a 16-month process, the “complete withdrawal” has become a “residual presence” in case, among other things, we have to “go back in there” in cases of genocidal violence.

Oh, and we can’t leave Iraq at all unless we’re sure that the government we leave behind is capable of governing successfully.

Even if that takes 100 years, right Senator?

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Nobama, Part 6,247

Posted by Godefroi on July 2, 2008

From the comments at AT.

Can we now call the demagoguery we used to impune [sic!] Hillary over NAFTA simply “overheated rhetoric”…..


Can we reverse our support for gun control laws, and their concomitant ideology…..


Can we reverse our position on the death penalty….


Can we reverse our position on public financing of political campaigns, and offer a series of lame excuses that insult our intelligence…..


Can we throw anyone who we have previously allied with, for political expedience, under the bus, once they become embarrassing, unpopular, or simply are no longer useful…..


Can we suddenly decide that we must have preconditions before meeting with Ahmedi-Najad; WHEN WE PUBLICLY STATED THAT NONE WERE REQUIRED BEFORE…….


Can we do whatever it takes to gain power in the fall……


Can we do everything in our power to conceal our Marxist agenda, with the help of the mainstream media, by appearing to be a moderate…….


Money quote follows:

What a pusillanimous, palavering, popinjay….

And the call to action.

Can we do all we can to defeat comrade Obama in the fall……

“YES WE CAN”!!!!!!!

 Pusillanimous, Palavering Popinjay – hilarious.

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Constitutional Victory

Posted by Godefroi on June 26, 2008

Coming on heels of the ridiculous decision yesterday in Kennedy vs. Louisiana (not to mention the disaster of Boumediene), today we got a Victory for the Constitution (as written) and individual American citizens.

In their ruling on DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER, the SCOTUS determined (finally) that the Framers of the Constitution did, indeed, intend that Americans have the right INDIVIDUALLY to keep and bear arms.

In his dissent, Justice Stevens wrote that:

the majority “would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons.”

He said such evidence “is nowhere to be found.” [H/T American Thinker]

However, a person of his intelligence should be able to READ.  The 2nd Amendment states “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”  Whenever the Constitution, and the Framers’ writings, refer to a “right of the people”, they invariably describe rights held individually.  Additionally, the last four words provide the evidence Justice Stevens says is lacking: SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

Writing for the majority, Justice Scalia wrote:

The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government—even the Third Branch of Government—the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon. A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all. Constitutional rights are enshrined with the scope they were understood to have when the people adopted them, whether or not future legislatures or (yes) even future judges think that scope too broad.

Our Constitution was devised by men too familiar with tyranny to allow the Federal government to usurp powers over the People and States which were not expressly granted.  That was the whole point.

For the record, here’s how the decision went:

  • Dissenting:  Stevens, Souder, Bader Ginsburg, Breyer
  • Majority: Chief Justice Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito

Note that Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito were the dissenters in Kennedy.

Also note that McCain has vowed to nominate (conservative, constructionist-leaning) Justices like Roberts and Alito – whom he helped confirm.

Obama, OTOH, would nominate someone with “the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. [1]”, and with the outlook that “it’s not just the particular issue and how they rule, but it’s their conception of the Court. And part of the role of the Court is that it is going to protect people who may be vulnerable in the political process, the outsider, the minority, those who are vulnerable, those who don’t have a lot of clout.   . . . [S]ometimes we’re only looking at academics or people who’ve been in the [lower] court…people who have life experience and they understand what it means to be on the outside, what it means to have the system not work for them…[2 , 3]”

Hey, Obaman – Harvard LAW grad, and former instructor on Constitutional (of all things) LAWwhat about a strong grasp of LAW? Since when is Law about FEELINGS?  YES, JUDGE, I DID RAPE THAT CHILD, BUT I FEEL REALLY BAD ABOUT IT…WHERE’S YOUR EMPATHY FOR MY SITUATION?

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