Monthly Archives: February 2010

Glenn Beck insults, Will Glenn Beck apologize to the American people?, February 28, 2010

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

 

Open thread for Sunday, February 28, 2010.

Will Glenn Beck apologize to the American people?

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Obama, FEC investigations, Update, February 27, 2010, Obama for America, Campaign funds for Obama’s personal use

Obama, FEC investigations, Update, February 27, 2010

Obama would have been under more FEC scrutiny if he had taken Federal matching funds.

From the FEC.

“FEC TAKES FINAL ACTION ON SIX CASES
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission recently made public its final action on six matters under review (MURs). In one matter, respondents agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,500; the Commission found no reason to believe a violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), occurred in connection with another allegation and it dismissed the remaining allegations. In another case, respondents agreed to pay a civil penalty of $3,600. The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the other four matters.
Under the law, the FEC must attempt to resolve its enforcement cases, or MURs, through a confidential investigative process that may lead to a negotiated conciliation agreement between the Commission and the individual or group.Additional information regarding MURs can be found on the FEC web site at http://www.fec.gov/em/mur.shtml.
This release contains only summary information.For additional details, please consult publicly available documents for each case in the Enforcement Query System (EQS) on the FEC web site at http://eqs.nictusa.com/eqs/searcheqs.”

“MUR 6127
 
 
RESPONDENTS:
 Obama for America and Martin Nesbitt, in his official capacity as treasurer; Barack Obama; Obama Victory Fund and Andrew Tobias, in his official capacity as treasurer; Democratic National Committee and Andrew Tobias, in his official capacity as treasurer; VIDA Fitness; Urban Salons, Inc. doing business as Bang Salon Spa; David von Storch; and Saul Ewing, LLP.
 
COMPLAINANTS:
 District of Columbia Republican Committee by its Chairman, Robert J. Kabel, and California Republican Party
 
SUBJECT:
 The complaint alleged that Obama for America (OFA) and Nesbitt, in his official capacity as treasurer, converted campaign funds to Obama’s personal use by paying some of his personal travel expenses during the 2008 presidential campaign. It alleged further that VIDA Fitness facilitated the making of contributions and made prohibited contributions to the Obama Victory Fund (OVF), a joint fundraising committee comprised of OFA and the Democratic National Committee, by using a corporate email list to distribute OVF fundraising solicitations and allowing OVF to use VIDA’s facilities for a fundraiser. The complaint also alleged that OFA failed to disclose the transfer of a donor list to Project Vote, an affiliate of ACORN, and that OFA intended to accept and Saul Ewing LLP intended to make an excessive contribution in the form of pro bono legal services.
 

OUTCOME:
 
 
The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the personal use allegations in connection with Obama for America, its treasurer, acting in his official capacity, and Obama, and sent letters of caution. The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the allegations in connection with Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee and their treasurers, acting in their official capacities. The Commission found no reason to believe violations occurred in connection with the third allegation concerning Obama for America and its treasurer, acting in his official capacity, and found no reason to believe a violation occurred in connected with Saul Ewing, LLP.The Commission found reason to believe that VIDA Fitness, Urban Salons, Inc., doing business as Bang Salon Spa, and von Storch failed to obtain advance payment for a corporate email list used to send invitations to a fundraiser for the Obama Victory Fund and for beverages served at the event, and solicited contributions outside VIDA Fitness’s and Bang Salon’s restricted class. In a conciliation agreement, VIDA Fitness, Urban Salons, Inc., d/b/a Bang Salon Spa, and von Storch agreed to pay a civil penalty of $5,500. ”
 
 

“MUR 6175
 
 
RESPONDENTS:
 Obama Victory Fund and Andrew Tobias, in his official capacity as treasurer
 
COMPLAINANT:
 Jane B. Freidson
 
SUBJECT:
 The complaint alleged that Obama Victory Fund and Tobias, in his official capacity as treasurer, incorrectly processed a $500, online contribution made by Freidson, and instead charged $5,000 to her credit card.
 

OUTCOME:
 The respondents acknowledged the mistake in processing the original contribution and issued a $4,500 refund to Freidson. The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter. ”

 http://www.fec.gov/press/press2010/20100226MUR.shtml

Glenn Beck ratings, Glenn Beck insults Americans, Ratings drop reaction to insults, Still waiting on call, Obama eligibility, US Constitution

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

 

I was asked to research this by a patriot friend, someone who has served their country for many years. I could not refuse.

I like Glenn Beck. I wish that he would practice what he preaches. I diligently have tried to practice what I preach and have avoided criticizing those taking a different approach to the Obama eligibility question. I want Glenn to shut his mouth for a moment and listen. Glenn, if you are listening or reading. I will be glad to meet with you. In private if you wish.

Glenn Beck, if you had simply chosen to avoid the Obama eligibility questions it would have been cowardly, irresponsible journalism and an affront to the US Constitution. But when you opened your  ill informed mouth and attacked concerned Americans, repeatedly, for asking questions and exercising their First Amendment rights, you crossed way over the line.

Is our protest against Glenn Beck Hypocrisy working? Beck loves to use graphs so I have prepared one for the last six weeks of Neilson ratings for the Fox Glenn Beck show.

Here is the data for the graph:

Jan 20, 2010
5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 3,705,000 viewers (965,000) (1,793,000)

Jan 27, 2010
5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 3,140,000 viewers (764,000) (1,454,000)

Feb 3, 2010
5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,917,000 viewers (722,000) (1,467,000)

Feb 10, 2010
5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,969,000 viewers (777,000) (1,405,000)

Feb 17, 2010

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,500,000 viewers (566,000) (1,174,000)

Feb 24, 2010

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,482,000 viewers (695,000) (1,256,000)

Data source:

http://tvbythenumbers.com

It appears to me that Beck’s viewership is declining as a result of his insults.

Glenn Beck, are you paying attention?

Glenn Beck, I am still waiting on a call.

Or you can simply apologize to Americans, shut up and listen.

 

Larry Sinclair for Congress, Met with locals, Florida district 24, Sinclair spoke to locals, Candidates speeches

Larry Sinclair for Congress, Met with locals, Florida district 24

I just spoke to Larry Sinclair. He stated that his speech to locals in Florida District 24 went very well. Sinclair spoke along with other candidates for congress.

“FL District 24 Republican Primary eat and greet”

“Candidates for Florida’s 24th district in the U.S. House of Representatives met with locals. Candidates include Deon Long, Sandy Adams, Larry Sinclair, Craig Miller, Heine Heinzelman and Ed Dedelow”

David Emery, About.com, Urban Legends, Birther Wackiness Continues, NY Times, Obama birth certificate, Kenya, COLB, Elitist smears

“He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.”…Shakespeare

 

Why dost David Emery of About.com (aka NY Times) jest?

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

William Shakespeare, once again, waxes pertinent.

“Horatio:
He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus:
Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:
Have after. To what issue will this come?

Marcellus:
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”…Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 1, scene 4

 

I perform a great many internet searches and today, quite by accident, or perchance divine inspiration, was confronted with an article by David Emery dated August 3, 2009  on About.com.

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

“One of the myriad alternative-reality scenarios promulgated by “birthers” — the folks who maintain that Barack Obama’s presidency is illegitmate because, supposedly, he has never released a valid birth certificate or proven he’s a natural-born citizen — is that he was actually born in Kenya.

The first and only “evidence” proffered to support that theory surfaced just yesterday in the form of a document allegedly proving that Obama was, in fact, born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961.”

The word document, highlighted above, links to a Citizen Wells article with news of an alleged Kenyan birth certificate.

The article goes on to state:

“it only took about a nanosecond for reality-based debunkers to prove the “Kenyan birth certificate” a fake”

Reality based?

The article then states:

“The debacle shines a light on two fatal flaws of the birther movement: one, their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence — i.e., they’re perfectly willing to accept (and circulate) unsourced photographs of an unvetted document as “proof” of foreign birth, while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate; and two, what the foregoing reveals about their true motives — i.e, despite their protestations, they have no interest whatsoever in truth, accuracy, or “protecting” the U.S. Constitution, but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

Read more:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2009/08/03/birther-wackiness-continues-with-release-of-obamas-kenyan-birth-certificate.htm

I am going to email David Emery and ask what his motivation was for producing this inaccurate and insulting article.

One of the first clues for his motivation is this fact from the bottom of the website:

About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.

You remember the NY Times. They are the ones who withheld the important ACORN story until after the 2008 election.

Mr. Emery states “their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence” when he hasn’t a clue about what he is talking about.

He goes on to state “while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate.”

He ends with “but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

David Emery, even Lou Dobbs while at CNN, of all places, questioned Obama’s birth certificate. He also was paying attention when he stated that the alleged COLB was a piece of paper that referred to another piece of paper.

Mr. Emery, I am well educated with a strong background. I do not refer to myself as a birther. I am an American, natural born citizen, who believes that the US Constitution is the supreme law of the land. I also keep things simple. Can you answer this simple question?

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?

Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010, new claims for unemployment benefits, four week average rose, 8.4 million jobs lost, 4.6 million continuing claims, North Carolina had biggest increase

Jobless claims jump to 496,000, February 25, 2010

From Fox News,  February 25, 2010.

“New Jobless Claims Jumped to 496,000 as Heavy Snow Caused Rise in Layoffs”

“The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise.”

“The department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment insurance rose by 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 496,000. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a drop to 455,000.”

“The four-week average has risen by about 30,000 in the past month, raising concerns that job cuts are continuing. Initial claims had fallen sharply over the summer and fall but the improvement has stalled since the year began.

The economy has grown for six months but is not yet spurring new hiring. Many economists point out that the current recovery is weak compared to the aftermath of previous deep recessions.

The Labor Department said earlier this month that while the unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent, employers still cut 20,000 jobs. The economy has lost 8.4 million jobs since the recession began.”

“Among the states, North Carolina had biggest increase in claims, with 5,897, which it attributed to layoffs in the construction, furniture and mining industries. Pennsylvania and Kentucky also reported large increases. The state data lags initial claims by one week.”

Read more:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/25/new-jobless-claims-rise-unexpectedly/

Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University, The Daily Northwesterner, Obama speech November 8 1999, Ethical?, well educated people?, ask pointed questions?, Rigging of IL Health Board, Obama ties

Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University
This will serve as the open thread for today, February 25, 2010.
From The Candor, February 23, 2010.
“Blagojevich to Speak at Northwestern Illinois University”

“According to “The Daily Northwesterner”, next Tuesday, March 2, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be appearing at the Northwestern University Campus. The evening, hosted by the College Democrats, will concern talks about corruption in politics.

The night’s agenda includes a talk by, followed by a question and answer session between the former governor and the NU faculty and finally it will end with students being able to ask Blagojevich their own questions.

While I believe that this tacky criminal (with the mouth of a gangster rapper) should be spending time in jail, this is a great opportunity for any political active students in the area.

With Northwestern University being slightly over an hour away, BU students with an interest in politics should defiantly be attending this event. This is an hour to watch ethical, well-educated people ask pointed questions to a once elected crook.”

Read more:

http://media.www.thecandor.com/media/storage/paper1410/news/2010/02/23/Opinion/Blagojevich.To.Speak.At.Northwestern.Illinois.University-3877315.shtml

This reminds me of an article from May 21, 2008.

“I reported many weeks ago, after reading the allegations by Larry Sinclair that he and Obama used drugs and engaged in gay sex in November 1999, that Obama was absent from the Illinois Senate on November 4, 1999. We have proof that Larry Sinclair was in Chicago from November 3 to November 8, 1999. We now know that Obama was in Chicago on November 8, 1999. We also know that the Illinois Senate was not in session again until November 16, 1999.

Obama was in Chicago at least by November 8, 1999 to speak at Public Interest Law Week at Northwestern University School of Law. Obama was a speaker at the 12:00 Noon Keynote Address on Monday, November 8, 1999.

So now we know that both Larry Sinclair and Obama were in Chicago at the same time.”

Obama speech in 1999 lends credence to Sinclair allegations