Affirmative Action President

A striking claim from Barry O’Bama’s wife.

The First Lady said that her husband’s presidency had been made possible by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) and urged the group to "increase its intensity".

I’m not sure that’s really to his credit, is it, dear?

AJ

UPDATE: Am obliged to @flayman in the comments, who has dug out the transcript of Mrs O’Bama’s speech.

The specific quote referred to is this:

So I know that I stand here today, and I know that my husband stands where he is today, because of this organization — (applause) — and because of the struggles and the sacrifices of all those who came before us.

But I also know that their legacy isn’t an entitlement to be taken for granted. And I know it is not simply a gift to be enjoyed. Instead, it is an obligation to be fulfilled.

One can argue about whether my post’s title – affirmative action – is fair, but I’m sure I’d like to think, in Barry’s shoes, that I became president on my own merit, and on that of my platform and activists, not because of my skin colour.

Her next comment in that speech is also interesting:

And when so many of our children still attend crumbling schools, and a black child is still far more likely to go to prison than a white child, I think the founders of this organization would agree that our work is not yet done. (Applause.)

Now then, disproportionate numbers of blacks in prison? There are two things the USA needs to do to fix that:

  1. Abandon such counterproductive policies as the 3-strikes law and mandatory minimum sentences, both of which have been shown to disproportionately impact on blacks.
  2. Abandon the war on drugs – look at how many people are imprisoned for drug offences, and look how many of those are black.

See? I iz sociologist.

I love to say I told you so

While I’ve not followed Barry Obama’s progress in any kind of detail, I laid my cards on the table from day one, pinning him down as a messianic commie windbag.

Here in the UK, there were many useful idiots, PC drones and other predictably invertebrate types all backing Barry with a fervour that concerned me greatly.

I truly hope all those individuals are worrying deeply about their pensions today. And that their worry proves to be well founded. Although I suppose many of the same people voted for Blair and Brown, who did phenomenal damage to UK pensions, so I guess they don’t care.

Over in the US, by this time last year, the seppos were so full of themselves, they’d decided that we are a laughing stock. Not so fast said I, I’ve seen your future & you won’t like it.

We’ll see who’s laughing in 8 years time, Yankees….. all of Bazza’s good ideas will be drowned at birth and a whole load of commie, authoritarian, constitution mangling shit will be invading every orifice of your existence.

Let’s have a quick look at how good ole Bazza’s doing, just 16 months into those (he hopes) 8 years.

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Not brilliant, is it?

So, it’s against this backdrop that I express profound disappointment in apparently sensible people like Dan Hannan, who backed Obama in November 2008. But today, he has belatedly attempted to correct that grave mistake. A pretty good job he has done, too.

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His fondness for the EU is matched by his disdain for the United Kingdom. It’s not the diplomatic snubs that bother me: the dissing of Gordon Brown, the insulting gifts, the sending back of Winston Churchill’s bust. It’s not even the faux-anger towards the company he insists on calling “British” Petroleum. (No such firm has existed since the merger of BP and Amoco nine years ago. Thirty-nine per cent of BP shares are American-owned, and 40 per cent British-owned. The stricken rig in the Gulf is owned by Transocean, and the drilling was carried out by Halliburton, yet Obama isn’t demanding compensation from either of these American corporations.)

All these things are minor irritants compared to the way the Obama administration is backing Peronist Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands – or, as Obama’s people call them, “the Malvinas”. British troops were the only sizeable contingent to support the US in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have fought alongside America in most of the conflicts of the past hundred years. Yet, when the chips are down, Obama lines up with Hugo Chávez and Daniel Ortega against us.

So.. err… he turned out to be a messianic commie windbag you mean, Dan?

Funny, that.

AJ

Climategate set to scupper Barry’s cap & trade scam…

I’ve been quietly observing the aftermath of the release of thousands of emails from Hadley CRU.

For brevity, some bloggers who have been covering this are:

I’ve not said much about this, because after the stampede of AGW lunacy over the last few years, it seemed too good to be true, to think that the house of cards was about to collapse.

It was entirely conceivable that the whole debate would become about whether or not the emails and data were all genuine and unmodified, and whether we were interpreting private communications fairly.

Happily, it no longer seems to matter. The smoking gun is on its 3rd carton of untipped Gauloises, and powerful people are shouting FIRE!

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Just a few considerations in addition to previous remarks about the explosion of the East Anglia Climategate e-mails in America. The reaction is growing exponentially there. Fox News, Barack Obama’s Nemesis, is now on the case, trampling all over Al Gore’s organic vegetable patch and breaking the White House windows. It has extracted some of the juiciest quotes from the e-mails and displayed them on-screen, with commentaries. Joe Public, coast-to-coast, now knows, thanks to the clowns at East Anglia’s CRU, just how royally he has been screwed.

Senator James Inhofe’s Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has written to all the relevant US Government agencies, acquainting them with the nature of the e-mails. But the real car crash for Obama is on Capitol Hill where it is now confidently believed his Cap and Trade climate legislation is toast. It was always problematic; but with a growing awakening to the scale of the scientific imposture sweeping the world, as far as the Antipodes, the clever money is on Cap and Trade laws failing to pass, with many legislators sceptical and the mid-term elections looming ever closer.

Do read on

AJ

Jahomstradamus update….

ON 7 December 2008, I wrote:

Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for President in 2012

Filed under: Larf, Nostradamus Lives, US Election 2012 — aljahom @ 4:20 pm Edit This

Yes. I know. Not possible. There was talk sometime back about changing the rules so that he could run for President. Now it may happen by default.

There’s a notion that Obama was born in Kenya. If this turns out to be the case, there will inevitably be a legal bunfight. Equally inevitable is the fudge that will be put in place, to ensure that Obama can continue as President.

The unexpected consequence of this will be that Arnie will, by default, become entitled to run.

And it turned out that Arnie’s up for it.

Today, I see what may have been a nutty conspiracy theory take another step forward… John Ray’s Dissecting Leftism tells us that…

Obama is a foreigner!
In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group Americans for Freedom of Information has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.

Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama’s legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue.

Britain’s Daily Mail also carried the story in a front-page article titled, Obama Eligibility Questioned leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first official visit to the U.K.

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama’s campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.

SOURCE

Things that make you go hmmmm…

AJ

Ethnic Minority Report…

On 18th of January, I called Obama “Mr Meet-the-New-Boss-Same-as-the-Old-Boss.

Today the ASI blog did the same.

Via them, I see that Barry’s proposing indefinite detention, without charge or trial, for “future crimes”.

Obama proposed a new system of Indefinite Preventive Detention yesterday in his National Security speech that is stunning in its illegality.

Obama is proposing we keep people locked up not for the crimes they have committed and we prove they committed in a court of law, but on the chance that they might commit crimes in the future.  There will be no trial, for no crime exists to be charged.  There is only the nebulous threat of "future acts" to justify depriving people of their liberty potentially indefinitely.

Is this justice?

Imagine you are picked up off the street for daring to write something provocative in your blog.  Perhaps you vaguely threaten to relocate to Afghanistan and work with a humanitarian aid organization there.  Unkown to you the humanitarian aid organization might possibly be associated with the Afghan resistence.  Perhaps the head of the aid organization is the third cousin twice removed of a suspected warlord causing our march for empire trouble on the border.  Based on that alone you could be kept in a cell forever.  After all, letting you out of that cell might mean you really would do what you threatened and we can’t have that.

Don’t think it couldn’t happen.

Yeah – real liberal there, Bazza.

AJ

Excellent Speech…

My first knowledge of Rush Limbaugh was via Bill Hicks, who never held Mr Limbaugh in particularly high esteem. So, it’s somewhat surprising to find myself uttering words of respect for this speech he gave to the Conservative Political Action Committee.

I think it sums up much that conservatives and many libertarians are concerned about just now on both sides of the Atlantic.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

H/T Stephanie Gutmann at the Tellywelly.

AJ

Global warming, Fuzzy Barry: My Arse, Cato’s Arse

Via the excellent climate realist blog Watt’s Up with That, I see that the Cato institute have gathered a bushel of signatures from the good and the great of climate science, all telling Fuzz Bazz to get back in his box regarding his ludicrous AlGoric Globule Warming pronouncements.

"Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change.The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear."
— PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA, NOVEMBER 19 , 2008

With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true.

We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated. Surface temperature changes over the past century have been episodic and modest and there has been no net global warming for over a decade now.1,2 After controlling for population growth and property values, there has been no increase in damages from severe weather-related events.3 The computer models forecasting rapid temperature change abjectly fail to explain recent climate behavior.4 Mr. President, your characterization of the scientific facts regarding climate change and the degree of certainty informing the scientific debate is simply incorrect.

See the full page ad with the signatories listed here (PDF).

Can there be anyone who doubt that the whole Global Warming scam is a socialist political programme, and that it is therefore a combination of corruption, coercion, denormalisation and disaster?

AJ

Another turd that will float across the pond…

A couple of months back, Melanie Reid, wrote in the Times on the possibility of introducing ‘compulsory voluntary work’. As you’d expect, she was excoriated in the article’s comments section and across the blogowossit.

Well guess what – this is another one that Fuzz Bazz is running with, and it’s passed through the Senate.

MANDATORY "VOLUNTEERISM" ARMY PASSES THE SENATE

Any Republican who voted for this slave legislation should have his ass kicked out of the party.

It’s the same two traitors who wanted the bailout bankruptcy of America:

Name
Voted

Sen. Susan Collins [R, ME]
Aye

Sen. Olympia Snowe [R, ME]
Aye

Sen. Michael Enzi [R, WY] Abstain

The “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act” (GIVE act). HR 1388 has just passed the  Senate.

In the bill, Obama sets up the mechanics that he passed in the Stimulus Package for his volunteer operations — including setting up a government funded corporation with a Board of Directors and CEO. What is frightening is the tentacles that this will entail as all agencies need to create positions for these volunteers. Yada … yada .. I could go on as how he has tied his FEMA Scheme for the Civilian Security Defense Force into this legislation, but now they’re called “National Volunteer Reserve Corps.” This creates images of the Peace Corps, but it is something far more sinister. In addition, the legislation is targeting foster kids, disadvantaged teens and more specifically BLACK colleges and universities. Reading the provisions, it smacks of a program tailor-made for ACORN. It is a bill that has reverse discrimination all over it as it is NOT designed for middle-class Americans to benefit from — regardless of your race. But this is NOT what has piffed me off.

In the bill, Obama sets up the mechanics that he passed in the Stimulus Package for his volunteer operations — including setting up a government funded corporation with a Board of Directors and CEO. What is frightening is the tentacles that this will entail as all agencies need to create positions for these volunteers. Yada … yada .. I could go on as how he has tied his FEMA Scheme for the Civilian Security Defense Force into this legislation, but now they’re called “National Volunteer Reserve Corps.” This creates images of the Peace Corps, but it is something far more sinister. In addition, the legislation is targeting foster kids, disadvantaged teens and more specifically BLACK colleges and universities. Reading the provisions, it smacks of a program tailor-made for ACORN. It is a bill that has reverse discrimination all over it as it is NOT designed for middle-class Americans to benefit from — regardless of your race. But this is NOT what has piffed me off.

The GIVE Act has 12 amendments. The one I am outraged over is House Amendment 49. It reads: “H.Amdt49 Pass Amendment to prohibit organizations from attempting to influence legislation; organize or engage in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes; and assist, promote, or deter union organizing.”

If I read that right, your First Amendment rights of Free Speech just were legislated out the door. ( Kalani in the Atlas comments section here)

I blogged on it when it passed the house here: House Passes Mandatory Service Bill

Nice.

AJ

State Subsidised Newspapers

Arrrggghhhhh Toynbee.

Yesterday, Mr Eugenides pointed us towards her protestations about the need for newspapers to survive what is an inevitable decline.

Polly today, with a heartfelt plea for the government to bail out the Guardian Media Group, which is losing money hand over fist (not least, one suspects, due to her inflated salary) and being forced to close down or merge several local titles – and a heartfelt plea to you, the reader, to do your part as well:

Democracy without the scrutiny of good journalism is unthinkable. In the end, it’s up to you. If you always read this on the web, go out and buy a copy, skinflint. Use it or lose it.

Don’t say you haven’t been warned, friendo. You’ll wake up one morning, maybe not too long from now, and they’ll be gone; no Polly Toynbee, no George Monbiot, no Seumas Milne; no Joseph Harker, no Richard Gott, no Jonathan Steele. They’ll all be gone, and it’ll be your fault.

Tragic…  and funny. Until you realise that the country we so often follow, is already halfway down the road to state-sponsored commie rags thanks to Fuzz Bazz & Co. Atlas shrugs comments:

These leftwing yellow rags deserve to go out of business. They are guilty of criminal conduct. There is a coup on the constitution and they won’t report on it. There is blatant criminal activity between Obama and ACORN – and they won’t report on it.

In the greatest act of perfidy, they did not vet the candidate when the American people rely on our media to maintain some journalistic standard (ha!) and vet our politicians.

The leftwing media will be government run? This is a socialist Democrat proposal. This party is evil. They must be stopped. Notice all the newspapers mentioned in this article are left wing tools of the Democrat party.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Quite.

AJ

Fuzzy Barry Hocks USA to Chinese Pawnbroker

This is quite remarkable, from Atlas Shrugs.

Impeachment Time: Obama Grants Eminent Domain Rights to China to Secure Debt

The time for partisan bickering just ended.  This is as serious as a heart attack.  Obama is going to spend so much money, which he intends to get from China via the sale of government backed bonds, that the Chinese apparently don’t think he’ll be able to make good on them. 

So President Obama gave the Chinese eminent domain rights to American land and businesses as collateral – i.e. we don’t pay, they now own America.

I think there may be a constitutional challenge to this – I would hope so anyway.

AJ