President Obama's Intentions for America

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Obama shows great potential — as a Marxist dictator!

        President Obama and Gun Control.

        INTERPOL is granted immunity from U.S. law.

        Obama is weakening America's defenses

        Obama is weakening our allies' defenses

        Evidently Obama hates America

        Obama bows down to King Abdullah

        Obama bows to Emperor Akihito

        Obama fraternizes quite cordially with dictators in other countries

        Taking control of the internet

        Egypt hits the internet kill switch and Obama takes notes.

        Libya hits the internet kill switch after Egypt set the example.

        Using public schools as indoctrination centers

        Obama's narcissism

        Homeland Security vs. the right wing

        Obama's stealthy moves toward gun control

        President for life?

        The Swine Flu Panic

        Oath Keepers:  Just say no!

Obama is no friend of Israel

The Clamor for Obama's impeachment.

Obamacare:  unmitigated socialism.

Here a czar, there a czar, everywhere a czar czar.

The Obama team manipulates the news media

        Obama vs Fox News Channel

        Obama and the news media versus Toyota

        Using the National Endowment for the Arts as a propaganda tool

Who's really happy about Obama's presidency?

Obama's Culture of Corruption

Nationalizing the banks

Nationalizing General Motors and Chrysler

Miscellaneous scandals:

Goldman Sachs and the Obama Administration

Civilian trials and incarceration for terrorists


Operation Gun Runner

Preferential Treatment of the Black Panthers


The firing of Inspector General Gerald Walpin

The Spontaneous War in Libya

Obama and taxpayer-funded abortions

Obama vs the Catholic Church

The Missile Defense Agency logo

Obama attempts to redefine September 11

All this adulation is a bit much

A rodeo clown makes fun of Obama, and immediately loses his job.

The Obama Highway — one of many!

The return of the "Snitch on Your Neighbor" program

AttackWatch:  the 2011 version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

"Truth Teams" -- the 2012 version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

The 2013 version(s) of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

When you send your email address to the White House, you get...  Spam!

Obama shows great potential — as a Marxist dictator!

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The return of the Snitch on Your Neighbor program:

The old version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor" was discussed here.  The federal government got really brave in the first few months after the attacks of September 11, 2001, especially since the general public was "alarmed, and hence clamoring to be led to safety."  (Interesting phrase.  Look it up.)  In that atmosphere, the public gladly danced on a lot of slippery slopes that it would have otherwise avoided.  For example, the very sudden appearance and congressional approval of the so-called Patriot Act.

More recently, however, the White House hasn't been concerned about packs of homicidal Muslims at the major airports.  No, the real danger now is the possibility that the teeming masses won't cooperate quietly as socialized medicine is foisted upon them.  That's what the increasingly rowdy "town hall" meetings are all about.

The DHS And FBI Present: You Might Be A Terrorist If...  As we seem to be told repeatedly, seeing something and saying something is perhaps the greatest duty an American citizen can perform in service to this country.  It's simply not enough anymore to install an American flag in the front yard and purchase domestic vehicles.  Now, every citizen should be keeping his eye out for (and on) his fellow citizens.  The price of freedom may be eternal vigilance, but the price of security is endless paranoia.

iSPY For The Government.  Enlisting untrained citizens to be the eyes and ears of the state is a classic hallmark of an authoritarian society.

EPA Celebrates 'Children Health Month,' Encourages Recruiting Students for 'Energy Patrols' at School.  On [an EPA] website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, "Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment."  In the report's chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish "Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools."  One of the items in the box reads, "Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use.  Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted."

DHS Enlists Citizen Spies Via New Smartphone App.  Homeland Security officials in Delaware are hoping to enlist citizens as spies for the state by encouraging them to use a new app which allows smartphone users to attach pictures of "suspicious" vehicles or persons and send them directly to the federal government.

Obama's Disdain for Democracy and Free Expression.  [Scroll down]  Another attempt by the administration to crush dissent during the Obamacare debate occurred in August of 2009, when a post appeared on the White House blog encouraging Americans to snitch on their fellow citizens for circulating e-mails containing "fishy" information about the President's evolving health "reform" initiative:  "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there. [...] If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"  This email address was soon deactivated after Michelle Malkin and countless other conservative bloggers organized the "go flag yourself" campaign, in which Obamacare opponents bombarded the White House with e-mails reporting themselves as disseminators of "fishy" information.

W.H. collects Web users' data without notice.  The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

Critics Accuse White House of Playing 'Big Brother' in Health Care Debate.  A new White House tactic to control the message on health care reform has critics accusing the Obama administration of playing "Big Brother" and threatening the privacy of average Americans.  "No one expects that when they exercise their First Amendment rights to ask questions or complain about a proposed government program that they're going to be listed on a database in the White House," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told FOX News Thursday [8/6/2009], saying the White House effort raises serious privacy concerns.  "You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see the potential for serious abuse."

Cornyn worried White House collecting personal data.  Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is worried that the White House will use a new media outreach program to collect the personal data of its political opponents.  Yesterday [8/4/2009], the White House asked supporters to forward "fishy" claims or rumors about the President's healthcare plan to a White House email address as a way to respond to "disinformation."  Cornyn says this practice would let the White House collect personal information about people who oppose the President.

Sen. Cornyn Sends Letter To President Obama About "Fishy" Activities Program.  In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, expressed serious concern about the White House's new program requesting Americans to forward email chains and other communications opposing the President's health care policies.  Sen. Cornyn is seeking assurances that the program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America's tradition of free speech and public discourse.

'Nobody Is Collecting Names'
White House Responds to Charge It's Monitoring Speech of Health Care Reform Opponents.  As ABC News' Rick Klein was first to report, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was quite taken aback by White House Director of New Media Macon Phillips's request that if citizens "get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy," they "send it to"  In a White House blog, Phillips said he was trying to stem the flow of "disinformation"...

Obama's dissident database could be secret — and permanent.  The White House request that members of the public report anyone who is spreading "disinformation" about the proposed national health care makeover could lead to a White House database of political opponents that will be both secret and permanent, according to Republican lawyers on the Senate Judiciary Committee who are examining the plan's possible implementation.

Getting In Their Faces For A Change.  The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot.  So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.

Obama's Snitch on Your Neighbor Program:  Barack Obama has requested his supporters report on any civilians who dissent from his policies. ... There has never been an American president who has advocated turning in your neighbors for holding a different policy view.  But this is just the first step in Obama's plan to create a civilian defense force comparable to the military.

Snitch On Your Neighbor!  I wish I was making this up but my mind does not work this way.  President Barry Obama wants to know if anyone is opposing Obamacare publicly or even in causal conversation.  To make sure that dis-information about Obamacare continues to sweep the country, the Obama White House has instituted the Snitch on your Neighbor program.  Yes, you can now snitch on you friends, family, and co-workers who oppose giving up private insurance for Government-run health care.

Who's Behind the Internet Snitch Brigade?  Czardom has its privileges.  This week, President Obama's health care overlord, Nancy DeParle, launched a taxpayer-funded initiative to recruit an Internet Snitch Brigade that will combat "disinformation about health insurance reform."  As the White House explained in a special online bulletin:  "These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation.  Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help."

The Community is Organizing Against Obama Socialized Medicine.  The Organizer-n-Chief is so desperate to silence any and all debate on his plan to nationalize 1/7th of the US economy by confiscating control of the US health and insurance industry, that he has established a stool pigeon hot line on the White House web site, calling for his rat fink minions to narc out their neighbors if they dare to speak out against ObamaCare.

The Obama Civilian Police Are Ignoring the Constitution.  The First Amendment prohibits Congress from abridging the freedom of speech.  The reason the Amendment refers to speech as "the" freedom of speech is a recognition by the Framers that the right to speak freely precedes the existence of the U.S. as a country. ... The right to speak freely does not come from the government, which the Big Government folks claim; it is an indelible aspect of our humanity.  The Supreme Court has endorsed the concept of the natural, as opposed to governmental, origins of this right, and hence, even though the First Amendment only prohibits "Congress" from abridging the freedom of speech, the Court has ruled that no one in any government — from a school janitor to a state governor, from a board of education to a local cop, from the courts to the Congress to the President — may interfere with speech.

White House Move to Collect 'Fishy' Info May Be Illegal, Critics Say.  The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say.  "The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday [8/7/2009].  "There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives.  It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.

Welcome to Gestapo-care.  So what has the White House told supporters to do when you run across those who spread "disinformation" about the new attempt by the Obama administration to install the anti-competitive practices of a "public option" into a federalized universal health care initiative?  Report them.  Whether its communicated through e-mail, websites, blogs, or even casual conversation the executive branch of the federal government is asking you to make them aware of this "disinformation" because they can't keep track of all of the dissenters themselves.

Flashback to last year:
The First Obama Misinformation Suppression Program.  Last September, in the midst of the general election campaign, two St. Louis city and county attorneys, and a local sheriff, made news with the first Obama misinformation suppression program.  Remember when this story broke last September?

New Rules for Radicals.  If you're a virtuous and patriotic American, you may find this column either offensive or misleading.  If so, please forward it to White House authorities at the Department of Fishy Activity.  (E-mail the good people at  As many of you have heard, the White House now requests that the public tattle on those of us spreading "fishy" "disinformation" regarding Washington's proposed takeover of your health care.  This step, naturally, is for our own good.

Gibbs doublespeak on White House e-mails.  Earlier this week, the White House asked people to forward "fishy" emails they receive that may be spreading misinformation about health-care reform to  In response, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) wrote in a letter to President Obama that it's "inevitable that the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House.  You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program."

Obama's pattern of intolerance toward dissent.  Linda Douglass, communications director for Obama's Office of Health Reform, said her job includes collecting "disinformation" about health care, and the White House asked Americans, "If you get an e-mail or see something on the Web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to"  What counts as "fishy"?  Is it only the e-mails falsely claiming "reform" mandates euthanasia, or is Obama also counting as "disinformation" the videos displaying his past advocacy of a single-payer plan and arguments that the plan amounts to taxpayer funding of abortions?

Conformity is now the new dissent.  [Scroll down slowly]  So, on Monday [8/3/2009], the official White House Web site drew attention to the alarming amount of "disinformation about health insurance reform."  "These rumors often travel just below the surface," warned Macon Phillips, Chief Commissar of the Hopenstasi ...whoops, I mean White House Director of New Media, "via chain emails or through casual conversation."  "Casual conversation," eh?  Why can't these "dissenters" just be like normal people and read off the teleprompter?  "Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help," continued Commissar Phillips.

My Fishy Letter of Encouragement for the Town Hall Rebels.  How the heck do you hacks think you got into the White House in the first place?  How did you arrive at that place of power where you could, possibly irrevocably, dismantle our nation?  I'll tell you how:  It was by being dissident, getting vocal, organizing, going viral ... and abracadabra, poof, you socialists won.  I believe it was Obama himself who said one should sharpen one's elbows and get in people's faces.  Yep, I'm pretty sure it was. ... What's good for the commie goose is good for the conservative gander.

White House call to 'flag' dissent loathsome.  Normally, I'm not one to get fired up about political issues, but this White House crowd is getting to be more than a little overbearing.  The paragraph [cited in this article] comes from an Aug. 4 entry on the White House blog. ... When I read it, I blew a gasket.  The White House, basically, is asking me and you to rat out anyone who disagrees with the Obama version of the "truth" on health reform.

O's Silent Majority.  Like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama wants to govern on the strength of a silent majority, although with a twist.  Obama wants the majority that opposes or questions his policies to stay silent.

Obama's Dissident Database:  The White House has asked that members of the public report to them anyone who is spreading "disinformation" about ObamaCare. ... The problem is that the White House is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act, which means that any names or information turned in would not have to be released to any member of the public who made a request, media included.  Furthermore, Senate Judiciary Committee attorneys studying the situation say that the White House doesn't appear to be covered by the Privacy Act either, which ordinarily prohibits government agencies from keeping records "describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual about whom the record is maintained."

Sen. Cornyn Submits "Fishy" Claims To The White House.  "The question is not what the White House is doing, but how and why.  How are they purging names and email addresses from this account to protect privacy?  Why do they need the forwarded emails, names, and 'casual conversations' sent to them instead of just the arguments that they want to rebut?"  In addition, Sen. Cornyn is submitting a list of "fishy" claims he has heard in some not-so "casual conversations" in an effort to ensure the White House's program is successful.

Fishy.  I send in two emails to  I figure I'm already on their "list." ... I'm wondering what will happen to the people on "the list."  Audit?  Jail?  Death?  I'm starting to feel exactly the same as the Soviets and the Cubans.  I now understand perfectly why they risked their lives heading to Miami on rafts.  The fear is palpable.  The invisible oppression of being watched.  The White House is trying to intimidate my fellow Americans from speaking out, from asking questions about this Socialized Medicine.

Don't Fret Your 'Fishy' Complaints About Health Care Reform.  Several commenters, noting the chilling effect a database of opponents of the White House might have, suggested that a suit might be brought for violation of the Privacy Act of 1974, a post-Nixon statute that prohibits federal agencies from maintaining records on citizens who are exercising their free speech rights to dissent from government policy (5 U.S.C. § 552).

Does Linda Douglass know about this?  Does Linda Douglass know that Obama is likening his proposed government plan to the United States Postal Service?  Is Obama aware that the USPS has made itself a long-time laughingstock of poor service, inefficiency and waste?  Obama's sounds like the kind of fishy mockery that should be reported to Douglass via the official email address and returned to sender.

Why Create an 'Enemies List' When There Are Already Campaign Finance Laws?  Last week, the debate about health care reform was transformed into one about free speech — specifically, whether the Obama administration is trying to chill the speech of its critics by creating an "enemies list."  The ruckus started when the White House called on its supporters to help it combat what it calls "disinformation" about its health care agenda that is being propagated through emails, websites, and "casual conversation."

All I Want for Christmas Is to Make Obama's Enemies List.  I was too young and too obscure to make Richard Nixon's enemies list back in the day. ... [But] you can imagine my delight when I heard that President Obama is going to be starting an enemies list of his own.  This time, I am absolutely determined to make the grade.  Nothing will stand in my way.  Come hell or high water, I am going to get my name on that list if I have to camp out in front of the office of Linda Douglass, communications director for the White House Office of Health Reform, until she slaps my moniker on that list just to get rid of me.

An Enemies List to Which we Should Aspire:  President Obama, who remains so critical of former President George W. Bush's foreign policy that he still hasn't ruled out prosecuting Bush officials for war crimes, began stifling criticism of his own policies through the compilation of an enemies list last week.  That's right:  In Nixon-like fashion, Obama is using the power of his office to compile information on private citizens "for political purposes."

The Audacity of Dissent.  Given his background, one might expect President Obama to take seriously this vigorous grassroots reaction to his policies.  Instead, aided by Congressional Democrats, the White House has taken to painting this mass outpouring of civic discontent as a fringe phenomenon — driven by extremists, un-American in its aims, and requiring careful monitoring so that any "fishy" concerns andcriticisms about the administration's health care plans are reported to the proper (read: government) channels.

More Government Does Not Equal 'Reform'.  [Scroll down slowly]  Obama loyalists were also asked to forward to the White House information regarding health care that "seems fishy."  Which means what?  And what are the authorities going to do with the information they gather?  Nobody knows.  Some sources hold the request to be illegal.  Senator John Cornyn penned a masterful response arguing, "As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights."

White House disables e-tip box.  Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — — that was set up to receive information on "fishy" claims about President Barack Obama's health plan.

Issa wants answers from White House on e-mails.  The ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee wants more answers from the White House about its e-mail policies.  In a letter to White House counsel Greg Craig, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Monday [8/17/2009] raised questions about the White House's request for supporters to forward "fishy claims" about healthcare.

White House Character:  [Scroll down]  Obama, who promised to make the public part of the legislative process, has instead tried to rush hundreds of pages of health care reform through the Democrat Congress.  When details began to leak out, and Americans protested, Obama's administration asked his supporters to report anyone who opposed his agenda to the White House.  He allowed Democrats in Congress to demonize his critics as un-American, subversive, and dangerous.

Somewhat related:
Police chiefs endorse anti-terror community watch.  A store clerk's curiosity about why Najibullah Zazi was buying large quantities of beauty supply products indicated that something about the transaction wasn't quite right — and it's an example of the kind of citizen vigilance that can combat terror, a police commander said Saturday [10/3/2009].

The Editor says...
There is very little difference between vigilance and vigilantes.

Rats!  City to Pay for Informing on Tax Cheats.  Chicago and Cook County residents aren't the only ones about to get shocking tax news; the city is debuting a "tax whistle-blower" plan that could turn neighbor against neighbor in Chicago's business community.

Chicago Seeking Tax Snitches.  In addition to double-digit tax increases, the City of Chicago is moving forward with a plan to pay "whistleblowers" for turning in tax dodgers to city hall.  According to news reports, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's 2010 budget includes a novel provision to encourage residents to report one another to the authorities for failure to fully comply with city tax rules.  It is known as the "Tax Whistleblower Program."

US Census Workers Looking for Snitches in Memphis.  A US census worker, driving a metallic gray Ford Taurus-type car, has been reported to be combing through the Memphis, TN suburb of Germantown knocking on doors asking people for information on their neighbors.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The US census worker was asking how many people lived in the house next door on or about April 1, 2010.

The Witch Hunt Begins: Citizen Spy Network Targets Political Speech and Gun Owners.  A plethora of tyrannical campaigns have been initiated and designed to break up communities and turn citizens against one another.  The justifications for these fascist programs are always a matter of national security.  The real reason for these programs and even the events that brought them into existence is to set up a police control grid.

Nazi Germany - Dictatorship.  On July 14th 1933, a law was passed making it illegal to form a new political party.  It also made the Nazi Party the only legal political party in Germany.  Germany became a nation of snoops.  People were employed in each street, in each building complex etc. with the sole purpose of keeping an eye on others in their 'area' and reporting them to the authorities if they believed that something was amiss.  The reputation of the Nazi police and the secret police lead by Himmler was such that no one wished to cause offence.  People kept their thoughts to themselves unless they wished to invite trouble.  In this sense, Nazi Germany was a nation run on fear of the government.

Obama's 1984.  In 2009, the White House instituted "" to counter rising popular opposition to Obamacare.  "There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there," the White House noted:  ["]These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. [...]["] It wasn't enough for the administration to set up a website for Obamacare information; it was also asking supporters to report on sources of "disinformation," to alert the government about any sources of opposition.  This was essentially a call for informants.

AttackWatch -- the 2011 version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

Seriously, Attack Watch?  In 2008, it was called Fight the Smears.  The interface was friendly and hope-colored.  This time, it's dark and angry and Web 1.0.  It looks like the guy who designs 9/11 conspiracy Web sites finally got his big break.

Obama's hokey AttackWatch comes under attack.  President Obama's campaign team has trotted out, a spooky new Web site that asks followers to report "lies" being told about the president. ... The rollout brought much derision, with The Washington Post calling the site a full-fledged "laughingstock" within hours of its launch.

AttackWatch Twits.  You know a presidential campaign is going south when its detractors have more fun with its website than do its fans.  That's the case with, the Obama site that's making him a parody.

When Community Organizers Attack.  [Scroll down]  Most curious, the donation link at Attack Watch — where "folks like you" can donate to support the truth, or volunteer to share the facts — redirects supporters to the site where, speaking of fact, contributions go directly to the Obama campaign. ... It reeks of juvenile insecurity and utter desperation — just stop picking on me!  Far worse, it is behavior endorsed and propagated by the sitting President of the United States.  It's a disgrace to the office.

Big Brother Obama is watching.  Be careful, if you dare to criticize Citizen Obama, comrade.  The Web is watching.  This week, President Obama's re-election team launched "Attack Watch," an interactive website that allows the president's registered supporters to report instances of "attacks" against the commander in chief or his record.  Citizen snitches are asked to detail who the attacker is, the type of attack, and whether the offending words were actually heard or passed along as second-hand rumors.

Richard E. Coyote.  The [AttackWatch] site features ominous red-white-and-black graphics and a form called "Report an attack."  There's also a Facebook page, which we're told is a parody, but who can tell?  The whole thing is both creepily paranoid and bumblingly buffoonish, as if produced by a chimera of Richard M. Nixon and Wile E. Coyote.  And the site's substance is no less marvelously mockable than its style.

Groucho Marx Saves America.  A hilarious barrage of catcalls and insults has greeted Obama's latest debacle, a Soviet-style website called Attack Watch.  With its terrifying design of red and black cellblocks, and scary photos of Obama's critics looking like Mafia hoodlums, Attack Watch openly solicits Americans to turn in their friends and neighbors for thoughtcrimes against the president. ... Within nanoseconds of Attack Watch's debut, a parody video by Ezra Dulis and Misfit Politics had blasted through the web.  Then came the howls of Hurricane Twitter, a Category 5 of one-liners, as Americans competed to turn themselves in and report anti-Obama crimes.

"Truth Teams" -- the 2012 version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

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The 2013 version(s) of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

Obama's Orwellian Thanksgiving.  The idea that politics must be brought into every family discussion and every personal relationship has been a hallmark of Obama's style since the 2008 campaign, when he told his supporters to confront their neighbors, to get "in their face."  During the debate over Obamacare in 2009-10, the White House did the same — and provided an email address,, to which people could report "lies" among their friends.  One of those "lies" was that people could lose their insurance coverage due to the new law — a "lie" that has since proven true for millions of Americans.

Feds Building Smart Phone App for Public to 'Report' 'Unfair' Businesses.  The Labor Department is sponsoring a "Smart Phone App contest" to allow customers to report businesses that do not treat "their workers fairly and lawfully."  According to the Weekly Standard, the Labor Dept. is asking contestants to "develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data."

Labor Dept. to Ask Consumers to Identify Businesses Who Treat 'Their Workers Fairly and Lawfully'.  As the Department of Labor (DOL) celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act this year, the department is sponsoring a Smartphone app contest to help consumers identify businesses who treat "their workers fairly and lawfully." [...] The DOL seems to suggest the app could be used as something of a blacklist for job-seekers and other businesses.

New Android App Asks Users To Create National Database Of 'Potentially Unsafe' Gun Owners.  The Gun Geo Marker app, released to Google's Play app store on July 7, invites users to mark the homes and businesses of "suspected unsafe gun owners ... to help others in the area learn about their geography of risk from gun accidents or violence."  The app bills itself as merely a tool to collect information, but it was hit with a firestorm of negative reviews and comments from people worried that it could do more harm than good.

New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners.  For more than a year, New York state has maintained a tip line allowing people to report illegal gun owners and collect a $500 reward.  CBS-6 [WRGB?] news reported the existence of the tip line on Wednesday [3/20/2013].  It was previously a "well-kept secret" that received little promotion from state officials or fanfare in the media, according to the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

Floridians Encouraged to Report Neighbors Who "Hate Government".  That we actually have a County Sheriff, here in the great Sunshine State of Florida, a man sworn to protect and defend ALL of the Constitution, against every enemy, foreign and domestic, plus each and every word, that would want to even initiate a program like this shows that distrust for the Government is growing and that dissention has been noticed and it will not and cannot be allowed by the Progressive enemies of the Constitution.  This hot line for reporting on Patriots, Conservatives, Christians, Gun Owners, Tea Party members and yes, even probably members of this Foundation, will go into place unless Governor Scott says no and puts a veto in place.

Achtung, Baby: Are People Being Encouraged to Rat On 'Anti-Government' Neighbors?  [Scroll down]  The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed reports the Palm Beach Post.  Bradshaw makes it clear that the kind of behavior which could prompt a visit from the authorities includes anti-government political statements that may be deemed a prelude to violent action.  The program will also include "public service announcements to encourage local citizens to report their neighbors", reports the newspaper.

Sheriff Wants Residents To Report Any Neighbor Who 'Says He Hates the Government'.  Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.  Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch "prevention intervention" units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health professionals and caseworkers.  The teams will respond to citizen phone calls to a 24-hour hotline with a knock on the door and a referral to services, if needed.

Obama program requires federal workers to inform on co-workers.  Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions.

The Editor says...
I predict there will be a whole lot of baseless snitching going on, and very little work being done.

Official Obama Policy: Leaking Run-of-the-Mill Non-Classified Information = Treason and Espionage.  If you don't have the right level of Team Spirit and Pro-Department of Education Morale, you're a subversive and a potential Insider Threat.  Well, perhaps I'm exaggerating.  I mean, it's not as if the government's obsession with controlling the flow of information has resulted in the Department of Agriculture now advising its workers to be on the look out for spies and traitors.

DOJ solicits email tips in Zimmerman civil rights probe.  The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday afternoon [7/15/2013] appealed to civil rights groups and community leaders, nationally and in Sanford, for help investigating whether a federal criminal case might be brought against George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one advocate said.  The DOJ has also set up a public email address to take in tips on its civil rights investigation.

DOJ Asks Civil Rights Groups, General Public for 'Tips' on Zimmerman.  On Monday afternoon [7/15/2013], the US Department of Justice appealed to civil rights groups and the general public across the country for "tips" on George Zimmerman in their pursuit of potential federal civil rights charges against the just-acquitted defendant in the Trayvon Martin killing.  The DOJ actually went so far as to set up an e-mail address to allow such tips.

DOJ trolling for email tips in Zimmerman probe.  More than a year after an FBI report indicated there was no evidence of racial bias in George Zimmerman's history, the Justice Department is trolling for email tips on the former neighborhood watch volunteer as it weighs a possible federal civil rights case against him.  Amid pressure from the NAACP and several Democratic lawmakers to pursue Zimmerman, the department has set up a public email address asking for any tips or information regarding the case.

The 2014 version of "Snitch on Your Neighbor"

Has the Dept. of Homeland Security become America's standing army?  Terrorism Liaison Officers are firefighters, police officers, and even corporate employees who have received training to spy on and report back to government entities on the day-to-day activities of their fellow citizens.  These individuals are authorized to report "suspicious activity" which can include such innocuous activities as taking pictures with no apparent aesthetic value, making measurements and drawings, taking notes, conversing in code, espousing radical beliefs, and buying items in bulk.

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Michelle Obama To High-School Grads: Monitor Your Parents For Thoughtcrime.  There can be no aspect of your daily life that's removed from politics.  Now you will be monitored by your own children for expressing unapproved opinions.  You'd better watch what you say at the dinner table, Mom and Dad.

Michelle Obama Says Kids Should Monitor Parents for Racism.  Taking a page out of the political handbook of every fascist society and dystopian Sci Fi novel, Michelle Obama is telling kids to monitor their parents for crimes against the state.  The woman who was never proud of her country until she and her husband were deposited in the White House spoke to a class in Topeka, Kansas last Friday where she told students to monitor their parents for racist speech because she and her hubby can only do so much without good little informants like them back home.

When you send your email address to the White House, you get...  Spam!

An Instance of the Permanent Campaign.  [Scroll down]  I received dozens (maybe hundreds) of similar emails from the Democrats and the Obama campaign during 2012, but I misinterpreted them.  I thought that no campaign would humiliate itself by using such a hysterical tone and over the top hyperbole unless it was desperate.  I concluded that the Obama campaign's polls must be showing their candidate behind.  I was entirely wrong:  rather, the Democrats have figured out that this tone, simultaneously informal and vicious, with absurd claims and cartoonish caricatures, is what appeals to Democrat-leaning low-information voters.

OFA Email: Attack Congressional Republicans on Sequester.  The email pushes the boundaries of the standard that defines allowable communications that can be sent out by "issues advocacy" social welfare non-profit groups organized under Section 501(c)4 of the Internal Revenue code.  In effect, Wednesday's OFA email constitutes one of the first campaign ads of the 2014 mid-term Congressional elections, sent by a partisan Democratic organization billing itself as a social welfare group.

Is Obama Using Anti-Gun Spambots?  Texas Congressman Steve Stockman has blown the whistle on President Obama's anti-gun Twitter campaign.  Stockman says that hardly any of Obama's anti-gun tweets come from actual human beings, while most are computer-generated spam.

Obama Email During Hurricane: 'Got a Phone? Get His Back'.  As Hurricane Sandy rocks the east coast, the Obama campaign soldiers on via email.  Tasteless email.

Obama's mopey new fundraising e-mail: 'I don't want to lose this election.'.  Fired up, ready to mope.  It's not new for the Obama campaign's e-mails to be written in the style of stalker; the come down from '08 e-mails has been noticeable.  But I'm betting the base could have used just a little more crowing this morning.

President Obama, Bill Collector-In-Chief.  [Scroll down]  The most straightforward comparision for this email — that it invokes the language of a bill collector — has some pretty revealing implications. As president, Obama rings up $5 trillion in new debt and wants to raise taxes, but he acts like his supporters are in arrears with his campaign!  And if that's how he treats people who sign up for his mailing list, can you imagine how he's inclined to treat ordinary taxpayers with no campaign records showing they've given him money?

Obama Campaign Sends Three Fundraising Emails in One Day.  The media is spending a vast amount of time making the case that President Obama has an insurmountable lead.  In fact, the media seems to be making the case that Mitt Romney should simply throw in the towel.  But if the Obama campaign's emails are any indicator, this race is far from over.  Today [9/30/2012] — a Sunday — the Obama campaign sent no less than three fundraising emails, two from the President, and one from the First Lady.

Obama camp set to harangue donors with text messages.  The key to the new tool is the credit card technology, a first for a presidential campaign, that allows donors who give even a few dollars to let the campaign save their credit card information.  The campaign can then charge their saved credit card whatever amount the donor elects via text message.

Obama Camp Sending Creepy, Intimidating Email To Former Donors.  It's no secret that the Obama campaign is falling short of its fundraising goals this election season.  Now, it looks like they're getting desperate, using SEIU-like intimidation techniques to drive their fund-raising numbers up.  Last night, a former Obama supporter forwarded BigGovernment an email sent out Sunday by the Obama campaign.  It's equal parts desperate and creepy.

Choking on Obamaspam.  I have no idea how Barack Obama got my email address but a few weeks ago there it was in my inbox — a message from the President.  I decided to break my lifelong rule of zapping all emails from strangers and so, out of curiosity, I opened it up.  I got a lot more than an email.  Under the spell of the wizard in the White House, I then clicked on "I'm in," opening a floodgate of junk email that now seems unstoppable.

White House Acknowledges Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Care.  The White House for the first time Sunday [8/16/2009] somewhat acknowledged that people across the country received unsolicited e-mails last week on health care from the administration, suggesting the problem on third-party groups it claimed placed the recipients' names on the distribution list.  In a written statement released exclusively to FOX News, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said the White House hopes those who received the e-mails without signing up for them were not "inconvenienced" by the messages.

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The White House explanation was, in so many words, that their web site was hacked, and some malicious third party loaded up the White House computer with email addresses.  It's the old "somebody else did it" excuse.  If the White House story is true, then the people in charge of the White House web site are incompetent.  If the story is not true, then the White House is being run by liars.  Take your pick:  they are incompetent or they are dishonest.  [See update below.]

White House Blames E-Mail Controversy on 'Sinister Conspiracy Theories' .  The White House is blaming the controversy over its Web site and mass e-mails on viral rumors, "fear-mongering" and "sinister conspiracy theories" even as it acknowledges problems with its online practices.  After confirming to FOX News over the weekend that third-party groups could be responsible for official White House e-mails that have been sent to people who never signed up for them, President Obama's new media director took to the official White House blog to "clear up" the confusion.

Just as I suspected.  After they were caught spamming, they had to admit it.

Spammer in Chief.  Al Gore might have taken the initiative in creating the Internet, but no one seems to have bothered to teach basic netiquette to Barack Obama and his White House staff.  As they have grown more desperate in their attempts to remake America's medical system in the image of the post office, they have resorted to increasingly obnoxious email tactics.

White House Reveals Identity of Firm That Sent Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Reform.  The White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama's health care plan without signing up for them, FOX News has learned.  The company, Govdelivery, describes itself as the world's leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions and says its e-mail service provides a fully-automated on-demand public communication system.

Sign Our Birthday Card! ...Oh, By the Way, Where Do You Vote?  The Obama campaign would like you to sign a birthday card for Vice President Joe Biden. ... Oh, by the way, at the link they would like your e-mail, name, and zip code... almost as if their motive isn't simply the thoughtful gesture to offer warm birthday wishes but to gather updated location information about their e-mailing list to assist with get-out-the-vote efforts.

You're Starting to Creep Me Out, First Family.  What do you do when the president, vice president, and first and second ladies won't stop harassing you?  Before the last election, I signed up for updates from the Barack Obama campaign.  They proceeded to spam me with e-mails, which is fine.  But lately these messages have become stalker-y.

Republican says it's 'creepy' Obama campaign requesting GOP email addresses.  A House Republican thinks it's a little "creepy" that President Obama's reelection campaign is offering donors a chance to enter the email addresses of Republican friends.  Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) tweeted Wednesday:  "Obama campaign asking for donors to give them GOP email addresses.  Tricky, yes.  Creepy, definitely."

The Editor says...
There is only a short distance from creepy to dangerous.

Obama Wants to Spam Your Email, But is it Legal?  Barack Obama wants to have some "fun" at the expense of republicans by asking lefties to give their email addresses to his re-election campaign.  Why?  So Obama campaign workers can spam your inbox with lefty propaganda. ... It is a violation of federal law, the Can Spam Law, for a business to spam your email box if you did not give them your email address.

The Draft Dodger and the Spammer.  What, after all, could the Obama campaign hope to do with such a list?  The best theory the RNC could come up with, presumably because anything worse would have sounded completely paranoid, is "to target conservative voters with misinformation and attacks against our GOP candidates in 2012."  Imagine the reverse:  the RNC sending out (say) birther emails to hard-core Obama supporters.  It sounds like an excellent way of drumming up turnout for the opposition.

Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails.  The Obama information collection effort is cast under the mischievous guise of asking Obama supporters to "have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life" by signing them up to get an email from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having "inspired" the Obama supporter to donate.  The result, however, is that the Obama campaign gets a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.

Obama Campaign Encouraging Supporters To Donate In Republicans' Names.  I'm beyond caring what the regime does with our emails.  Scores of conservatives have already turned themselves in at Attackwatch.  What are they going to do?  But I do care that the President of the United States thinks it's cute to cause fellow Americans distress at Christmas time by inspiring supporters to donate to his reelection campaign in their names, putting them on the WH spam list.  It's not cute, and it's not funny.  Family members will fight and friendships will be lost over this.

Michelle Obama Donor Letter.  Michelle Obama sent out this creepy letter to donors today [3/17/2012] begging donors for cash.

Get a Load of This Slightly Threatening Email From the Obama Re-Election Campaign.  If this email were sent by a charitable organization such as the American Red Cross, we would feel a little harassed.  But to receive an email like this from a national political campaign, well, that would make us feel downright nervous.

Obama's Creepy Emails And Ads.  There are elements of the Obama re-election campaign that turn my stomach.  Emails like this one from "Michelle Obama" with the cringe-inducing content-line:  "Me Again."  Yes, you again.  Like I need more spam.

The smallness of the new Obama.  It has become the disappearing presidency.  He went from peddling the "audacity of hope" to sheer hopelessness.  From promising change to — literally — begging for change.  Any spare change.  One of the latest depressing pitches came from Ann Marie Habershaw inside President Obama's campaign.  "Hi," it begins, as if we are friends.  Which is really kind of creepy.  And sad.  We certainly are not.  "Yep, me again," she goes on, trying to make light of the fact that she has clearly become a pest.  "Surprise:  I'm here to ask you for money."  Really, that is what she actually wrote.  Beyond depressing.  Sad, pathetic, and she knows it.

Obama Supporters Barraged With Pleas for Cash.  Each plea for money from President Obama and his allies has become more urgent and desperate than the last. [...] The urgent and repeated appeals, sent to millions of Mr. Obama's supporters via e-mail and text messages, are a vivid reminder that the president's campaign is likely to raise significantly less than Mitt Romney and Republicans for the third month in a row in July.

NYT notices Obama campaign's increasing desperation for contributions.  Politicians use their e-mail lists to continually hit their base with requests for donations.  Everyone who puts their name on a political list expects to see those e-mails on a constant basis, usually tied to the news cycle.

Obama, Spamander-in-Chief.  On most days I get emails from the president, his wife or the reelection staff.  They offer me the chance to dine with President Barack Obama, "hang" with the first lady, shoot some hoops at the White House or spend the evening with the first couple at the home of "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker.  The email invitation from Carrie Bradshaw had the suggestive subject line:  "My place."  At least it didn't say, "Mr. Big."

Could Our President Be Any Whinier?  In recent weeks, I have published several fundraising emails I have received from Barack Obama or his surrogates.  They are notable, I think, for their desperate tone.  Which is good:  a campaign that thought it was doing well would not address its supporters in such humiliating fashion.

Obama Email to Supporters: If I Lose, It's Your Fault.  Today [8/26/2012], President Obama sent out a campaign email essentially blaming his supporters if he loses.  See, he's supposedly being outspent.  And because he's supposedly being outspent, he's losing.  And he can't spend more money unless his supporters fork it over.

How the Obama campaign guessed my income from my phone number.  [Scroll down]  I was at a Democrat fundraiser for media types in Chicago.  At the start of the evening, everyone was encouraged to provide their cell numbers to the organisers.  By 2am, myself (an associate producer), as well as a low-ranked intern, a mid-ranked MSNBC assistant producer and a senior executive producer were all out at a bar together.  Suddenly, all of our phones beeped simultaneously — we had texts direct from Barack Obama, of all people.

Obama campaign uses email list to rally supporters on 'fiscal cliff'.  Supporters of President Obama received an email outlining the president's position on the "fiscal cliff" Wednesday [11/21/2012], the first evidence of his plan to use his massive campaign infrastructure to advocate for policy goals. [...] "Thanks to your feedback, we're taking immediate action on one of your suggestions:  keeping you informed about how the President is fighting for you so you can continue to talk to your friends, family, and neighbors," the email reads.

Obama Campaign Manager Sends Email Begging for Gun Control Support.  President Obama's top campaign adviser Jim Messina is still sending campaign emails (the campaign ended over two months ago).  This time, Messina is asking supporters to help push President Obama's gun control agenda.

Creepy: Obama OFA Responds To Being Caught Using Spambots on Twitter To Push Gun Control.  [Scroll down]  Ms. Slack, the author, seems not to have had any hesitancy with simply publishing the response of OFA without question.  Of course, why should one doubt the word of OFA?  They are a new "non-partisan" "grassroots" organization who doesn't support any candidates, despite the fact that their agenda, according to their first tweet, is to pass the agenda of Barack Obama.

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Obama fraternizes quite cordially (and sympathizes) with dictators in other countries

Why is Obama so friendly with third-world dictators and with the leaders of China and Russia?  Does he see them as role models?

Obama's Handshake With Castro A Deal With The Devil.  President Obama extended a hearty handshake to Cuba's iron-fisted dictator Raul Castro just as the latter was beating up dissidents back home on the eve of Human Rights Day.  No good will come of this.

Obama is giving away F-16 jets to a middle east dictator.
Lawmakers question gift of 20 F-16s to Morsi's Egypt.  Key lawmakers expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, where new President Mohamed Morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power.  Under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when Morsi's U.S.-friendly predecessor Hosni Mubarak was in charge, the U.S. is giving the planes to Egypt's air force, which already has more than 200 of the aircraft.

Does Egypt Need Advance Aircraft?  The announcement that 20 F-16s are being given to Egypt, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer, should be of interest to senators already uneasy about the president's widely reported choice of Susan Rice for Secretary of State, replacing the retiring Mrs. Hillary Clinton.

Pharaoh.  In a word Morsi is the very kind of dictator which President Obama so vehemently denounced in Hosni Mubarak.

Obama and the Morsi Dictatorship.  Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has had quite a week.  He helped broker a cease-fire between his Hamas ally and Israel to the acclaim of the international community as well as the United States and his new friend President Obama.  He followed that triumph up by issuing new decrees that effectively give him dictatorial powers over Egypt.

Report: Obama Congratulates Top Chinese Communist on New Position.  A report in the Chinese state-run Xinhua outlet claims that President Barack Obama congratulated Xi Jinping on his "election" to be the top Communist in China.  Jinping will be the next president of China, and now controls the Chinese military.  "I recall your successful visit to the United States last February, and the positive and constructive discussions we had about the future of U.S.-China relations," Obama reportedly told the Chinese Communist chief.

Obama Sends Another Hug To Hugo.  Obama's famous laughing, back-slapping encounter with the communist dictator at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad could have been dismissed at the time as a rube's mistake on a treacherous diplomatic front.  But after an interview with a Miami TV station, where he declared Chavez "not a serious threat" to U.S. interests, one wonders what side Obama is on.

Obama and a White House invite for dictator.  Barack Obama has come under fire for extending a formal invitation to a shamed African dictator who has ruthlessly plundered billions of dollars from his own country.  The U.S. President will today [6/9/2011] have a coveted private meeting with President Ali Bongo of Gabon in the Oval Office despite his appalling track record.

The Obama administration sides with Argentina and Venezuela in OAS declaration on the Falklands.
Another slap in the face for Britain.  President Obama was effusive in his praise for the Special Relationship when he visited London recently, but his administration continues to slap Britain in the face over the highly sensitive Falklands issue.  Washington signed on to a "draft declaration on the question of the Malvinas Islands" passed by unanimous consent by the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its meeting in San Salvador yesterday [6/7/2011], an issue which had been heavily pushed by Argentina.  In doing so, the United States sided not only with Buenos Aires, but also with a number of anti-American regimes including Hugo Chavez's Venezuela and Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua.

As Putin Crushes Russia's Internet, Obama Stands By.  In America, the opposition party candidates began jockeying for position and the incumbent declared his intentions.  In Russia, where there is no opposition party and the incumbent is a mere figurehead, the corrupt dictatorial regime began systematically eradicating political dissent on the Internet. ... In fact ... Obama may actually support the Kremlin's efforts to wipe out privacy on the Internet.  His administration is actively seeking to crack open Skype and Gmail, just like the Putin Gestapo.

Obama Admin Lobbying Honduras To Allow Zelaya Back In?  When Zelaya was removed from office in July of 2009, the Obama administration at first joined with leftist dictators Fidel Castro of Cuba, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua in calling for his reinstatement. ... After their amateurish and myopic miscalculation, which exposed the Obama State Department's lack of experience and incompetence, one could imagine the White House would want to avoid the subject of Honduras and Zelaya altogether.  That, however, does not seem to be the case...

Chinese Pianist Plays Propaganda Tune at White House.  Lang Lang the pianist says he chose it. Chairman Hu Jintao recognized it as soon as he heard it.  Patriotic Chinese Internet users were delighted as soon as they saw the videos online.  Early morning TV viewers in China knew it would be played an hour or two beforehand.  At the White House State dinner on Jan. 19, about six minutes into his set, Lang Lang began tapping out a famous anti-American propaganda melody from the Korean War:  the theme song to the movie "Battle on Shangganling Mountain."

Did Pianist Lang Lang Dis the White House?  Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang in many ways embodies the Sino-American comity that both President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama emphasized during their summit this past week — which is no doubt why he was chosen to perform at the White House state dinner for Mr. Hu on Wednesday [1/19/2011].  So it comes as a bit of a surprise that he is now being praised by nationalist Internet users in China for a perceived anti-U.S. slight supposedly implied in the 28-year-old's choice of music that night.

The Editor asks...
Does anyone believe Obama and/or the White House staff was unaware of the musical selections Lang Lang planned to play?  If they were all caught off guard, they're incompetent; otherwise, they're communist sympathizers.  Or they could be both.

A musical insult.  Chinese pianist Lang Lang painted the ivories red in the White House at last week's state dinner, playing an anti-American song for President Obama.  Lang chose a tune from a propaganda flick about the Korean War, in which heroic and outnumbered Chinese troops mow down the American "jackal."

Don't Shoot the Pianist?  [Scroll down]  After the dinner, when Chinese democrats and human-rights advocates blew the whistle on him, [Lang Lang] and his team went on their campaign.  To English-speaking audiences, he said, "Propaganda song?  Anti-American associations?  All new to me!"  He has not said anything like this in Chinese.  How could he?  It would be completely absurd.  It would mark him out as one of the dumbest Chinese on the planet — which he most certainly is not.

Bowing and Kowtowing: Is This A Foreign Policy?  [Scroll down]  Now, we come to a State Dinner for China's President Hu Jintao.  It's already been remarked that there has been no State Dinner for Britain's Prime Minister.  Nor for Israel's.  Nor Canada's.  But this special honor has been given to the jailer of the 2010 Peace Prize recipient, Liu Xiaobo by the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.  Talk about weird!

Obama careful to avoid criticism of Hu during state visit.  While calling human rights in China "a very serious issue," President Obama on Wednesday [1/19/2011] was still careful to avoid criticizing visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao, saying instead that "we come from very different cultures."

Obama, Dictators and democrats.  In his Inaugural Address, President Obama spoke directly to the world's rogue nations.  "[W]e will extend a hand," he said, "if you are willing to unclench your fist."  Question:  How many rogue nations can you hold in one hand?  Let's try to count.

Can We Get Beyond Race?  Something here is not quite right.  Our president ran on a platform of racial transcendence, but he now heads south to talk race ... with some leaders who have explicitly employed racially charged stereotypes, such as Chavez's use of "Go to Hell, Gringos," or Brazil's president Lula's reference to "white blue-eyed" bankers who caused the financial meltdown.

Chavez Handshake May Cost U.S. Billions.  How much will President Obama's handshake with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez cost the U.S.?  Despite Chavez' bombastic rhetoric about his socialist revolution, the reality is that Venezuela is going broke. ... What has also been absent from press coverage is any perspective on just how our relations with Venezuela became so frosty in the first place.  The implication is that George W. was just a big old grump and couldn't get along with his neighbors.

Yukking it up with Daniel Ortega, &c..  Many of Obama's foreign-policy touches have been sickening — morally sickening.  The Arabiya interview.  The New Year's greeting.  The bow to the Saudi king.  The rejoining of the U.N. "Human Rights Council," that disgrace.  The soul-brother clasp with Chávez.  This light remark about the Bay of Pigs. Etc., etc. ... During the campaign, some of us said that Obama appeared to have the mindset of a Marxist grad student.  Highly disturbing to see that borne out in his presidency.

An Ugly Handshake with Hugo Chavez.  In one photo, President Obama is grinning as he clasps Hugo Chavez by the hand.  In another, he grasps Chavez warmly by the shoulder.  Those pictures disgusted several members of Congress.  Some said so on national television.  Responding to criticism of this encounter, the president was by turns cavalier and obtuse.  About the left-wing rant of a book Chavez gave him, Obama said mildly, "It was a nice gesture to give me a book.  I'm a reader."

America the Apologetic.  Obama chatted amiably and treated respectfully the oppressors of those brave people in Venezuela and Nicaragua who are putting their lives on the line in order to advance democracy.  President Obama completely ignored them.  That is bad in its own right and, when combined with Secretary of State Clinton's remarks to the Chinese that we are essentially prepared to overlook their human rights violations, sends exactly the wrong signal to both the forces of liberation and the forces of oppression.

Hugo Chavez's gift to Obama is a Latin leftist's bible.  The book that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, has long been regarded as a bible for the Latin American left, found on the bookshelves and university reading lists of a generation of students in the region.

The book is also known as...
The Idiot's Bible.  Just days after Hugo Chávez gave President Barack Obama a copy of "Open Veins of Latin America" in Trinidad last week, the English-language version of the book shot to the No. 2 slot on  Americans seemed to be curious about Mr. Chávez's reading tastes.  But in Latin America, "Open Veins" is a well-known rant by Uruguayan Marxist Eduardo Galeano.  And it also has another distinction that Mr. Chávez may be less inclined to publicize:  It is widely regarded in free-market circles as "the idiot's bible."

Obama and Chavez
Obama Among the Dictators.  Hugo Chávez is a tin-pot dictator who has debauched Venezuela's democracy.  Normally in such circumstances, an American president would show reserve.  The weirdly ebullient Mr. Obama did not, and that image was the photo seen 'round the world.

Honor Thy Country.  President Obama believes that his decision to shake hands with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at a summit of Latin leaders in Trinidad was the right thing to do.  He dismisses critics who accuse him of sending the wrong signals, of projecting an image of weakness, and of apologizing too much on his trips abroad.

Obama's Handshake With Chavez: Outreach or Irresponsibility?  President Obama's presence and diplomatic persona at the Summit of the Americas was a hit in Latin America, but his different approach toward international relations has drawn criticism from Republican opponents. ... The moment that took the spotlight — and probably drew the most criticism — was his handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has openly denounced U.S. foreign policies, once called President Bush "the devil" and has often rallied the region in criticizing the United States.

Obama, Chavez, And The CIA:  Who Is Most Dangerous?  So, who's the real "enemy of the state," anyway?  Over the past week we've seen an extraordinary display of discernment — or lack of discernment, if you will — from the President of the United States.  It started with President Obama allowing himself to be photographed and recorded while glad-handing, back-slapping, and generally enjoying the company of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.  It ended with the Obama Administration toying with the idea of attempting to prosecute members of the Bush Administration for being to mean to terrorists.

Missing in Action: American Mainstream Media.  The government now puts itself in charge of everything from running large companies, such as General Motors, to determining compensation for businesses under government control. ... Obama has — so far — appointed some 15 "czars," including a "technology czar," a "car czar," a "pay czar" and a "Great Lakes czar."  Objections or concerns about an unconstitutional seizure of power, anyone?

Senior Democrat Says Obama's Czars Unconstitutional.  Last week President Obama appointed yet another "czar" with massive government power, answering only to him.  Even before this latest appointment, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional.  President Obama's "czar strategy" is an unprecedented power grab centralizing authority in the White House, outside congressional oversight and in violation of the Constitution.

Venezuela Chavez says "Comrade" Obama more left-wing.  Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday [6/2/2009] that he and Cuban ally Fidel Castro risk being more conservative than U.S. President Barack Obama as Washington prepares to take control of General Motors Corp.  During one of Chavez's customary lectures on the "curse" of capitalism and the bonanzas of socialism, the Venezuelan leader made reference to GM's bankruptcy filing, which is expected to give the U.S. government a 60 percent stake in the 100-year-old former symbol of American might.

Rooting for the Enemy.  The Honduras mess is going to heat up, not cool down.  Will President Obama keep rooting for the side that rallies to the cry "Yanqui go home"?  Obama threw his lot in with deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who's seen throughout the region as a stooge of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.  Indeed, Chavez has already threatened military action to return Zelaya to power.

Comradeship:  Obama Adopts the Communist Party's Position on Honduras.  There was no coup in Honduras.  The government of Honduras functioned as it was constitutionally mandated to do.  Former president Manuel Zelaya attempted cling to ascendancy by circumventing the constitution.  Venezuelan tyrant, Hugo Chavez, operating as the Latin American David Axelrod, has been abetting Zelaya. ... The government of Honduras performed as it should, which is more than we can anticipate from ours during Obama's hegemony.  Barack Obama is, once again, taking a stand against liberty and democracy.

Obama stands with tyrants.  Dictators and demagogues can rest easy on President Obama's watch.  When thousands of Iranians flooded the streets of Tehran protesting a rigged election and were beaten and shot down by pro-regime thugs, the president bided his time before making a series of noncommittal statements.  He seemed to hope it would all just go away.  However, when a socialist demagogue was ejected unceremoniously from Honduras on Sunday [6/28/2009] by his own government for trying to establish a presidency for life, Mr. Obama instantly sprang to his defense.

Banana Democrats.  As a result of his brazen disregard for the law, [Mel] Zelaya found himself escorted from office by the military Sunday morning, and into exile.  Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro rushed to blame the U.S., calling it a "yanqui coup."  President Obama on Monday called the action "not legal," and claimed that Zelaya is still the legitimate president.  There was a coup all right, but it wasn't committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court.  It was committed by Zelaya himself.  He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal.

Obama: A Profile in Cowardice.  Obama and his people have been working around the clock to restore Zelaya to power, even while stating that they want the whole thing to be "free from external influence and interference" (the hypocrisy on that line alone is almost enough to choke even Chavez himself).  The question is why? ... Why wouldn't Obama panic at the sight of a Congress and Supreme Court removing a left wing Socialist President who violated the Constitution in pushing to make himself el-presidente for life, by violating term limits.  Let alone the military dumping said President across border.  Obama no doubt has nightmares of waking up on a C-31 transport to Kenya, after enough of his wrongdoing leads him to being booted out of the White House by what remains of the American legislative and judicial infrastructure.

The Wages of Chavismo.  As military "coups" go, the one this weekend in Honduras was strangely, well, democratic.  The military didn't oust President Manuel Zelaya on its own but instead followed an order of the Supreme Court.  It also quickly turned power over to the president of the Honduran Congress, a man from the same party as Mr. Zelaya.  The legislature and legal authorities all remain intact.  We mention these not so small details because they are being overlooked as the world, including the U.S. President, denounces tiny Honduras in a way that it never has, say, Iran.

Obama and the Bad Villagers.  Mr. Zelaya's attempt to create his own referendum, complete with Venezuelan ballots, was clearly a violation of his country's Constitution.  What else was the Honduran Supreme Court supposed to conclude?  For the American president Barack Obama to paint broad and clumsy strokes about "democratic elections" without mentioning Zelaya's blatant disregard for Honduran law is both outrageous and frightening.  His refusal to lend support for those courageous Hondurans defending the law is also inexcusable.

A U.S./U.N. Plot Against Anti-Communist Honduras.  The people of Honduras are pleading for media fairness and understanding of how they saved their democratic system of government from an international conspiracy based in Venezuela and Cuba. ... On Tuesday [6/30/2009] the leftist governments of Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez sponsored a United Nations resolution that condemned the people of Honduras for resisting the spread of communism by evicting a would-be dictator.  Many people in Honduras view "Mel" as a puppet of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, who is destroying the democratic system and the opposition in that country.

A 'coup' in Honduras?  Nonsense.  Sometimes, the whole world prefers a lie to the truth.  The White House, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and much of the media have condemned the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya this past weekend as a coup d'état.  That is nonsense.  In fact, what happened here is nothing short of the triumph of the rule of law.

Obama Sides With Marxists Over Honduras.  The so-called "military coup" in Honduras was a successful effort by Honduran patriots to preserve their constitutional system of government from an international alliance of communists and socialists backed by Iran.  Not surprisingly, America's Marxist President has come down on the anti-American side.

Obama's Selective Meddling.  Help me out here.  President Obama immediately "meddles" in the affairs of Honduras, denouncing a military coup, the intent of which is to preserve the country's constitution, but when it comes to Iran's fraudulent election and the violent repression of demonstrators who wanted their votes counted, the president initially vacillates and equivocates.  Are we expected to accept this as a consistent foreign policy? ... The fingerprints (or in this case the boot prints) of the Castro brothers, Venezuela's dictator Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua are all over this.  If one is known by the company one keeps, the specter of the Castros and their protege dictators joining Mr. Obama in denouncing the Honduran military coup is not reassuring.

Obama's Attraction to Human Rights Violators.  With each fist bump from Hugo Chavez, Team Medvedev/Putin, Kim Jong-Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one would expect that Obama would learn to close his open palm and offer up the tough policy that he promised would appear.  Yet the only world leader who has seen Obama's stick wielding, clenched fist is Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.

Obama 'meddles' in Honduras — and chooses the wrong side.  Secretary of State Clinton said that Honduras' actions "should be condemned by all" and President Obama said that his administration would "stand with democracy" by supporting Zelaya's reinstatement.  Propping up an authoritarian undermining his country's constitution (which he claimed needs fixing to reflect a new "national reality," apparently one in which he rules forever) is a strange way to demonstrate that solidarity.

Wrong Again.  It took the Obama administration eight days to figure out whether Iranians being gunned down for protesting a fraudulent election and demanding basic civil liberties deserved to be acknowledged by the president of the United States.  It took the O-Team less than eight hours to side with Cuba's Fidel Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega over the ouster of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.

Left for Life.  When the "mullah-cracy" that controls the government in Iran made a mockery of the rule of law with its sham election earlier in June, Obama was strangely silent. ... By contrast, Obama's response to events in Honduras was immediate and energetic.  He condemned the expulsion of Zelaya from his office and his country, asserting that it was "not legal" and "a terrible precedent."  What happened to Obama's alleged respect for sovereignty and unwillingness to "meddle?"

Socialist Leader Finds Common Ground with Obama.  Socialist International President George Papandreou has a lot in common with President Barack Obama.  Both the world leaders have called for nations to come together to solve the global recession and both claim it is necessary to focus on a green economy.

Obama is wrong to support Zelaya.  President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have seriously misjudged who the defenders of democracy in Honduras are and who isn't.

Obama's Great Torpor.  Yesterday [7/7/2009] President Obama spoke at the New Economic School in Moscow. ... In part the speech reiterates themes sounded in his Cairo speech.  In part Obama flatters Russia and Russian history, omitting any mention of Soviet tyranny and terror.  The twenty million victims of Stalin's Great Terror are tossed down the memory hole.

Hugo's Hands Are All Over Honduras.  Never has the U.S. bent over so far backwards to accomodate an tyrant.  After Honduran President Mel Zelaya was thrown out June 28 for trying to make himself dictator for life, the U.S. showered him with solicitude and support for his reinstatement.

Leading "Progressive" Describes Obama-Chavez Axis.  A leading member of the "Progressives for Obama" network is speculating, apparently with good reason, that the leftist governments of Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez have come to an understanding that Honduras should be turned over to anti-American forces allied with the Venezuelan communist ruler.

Honduras Outraged by Obama-Chavez Alliance.  I continue to receive messages from Honduran citizens upset at the international media for their distorted coverage of the situation in the Central American country.  The people support the ouster of Manuel "Mel" Zelaya, who is considered a puppet of Venezuelan Communist ruler Hugo Chavez.  They are mystified that an American president would want to return this Chavez puppet to power in Honduras.

Obama and Kadhafi shake hands.  US President Barack Obama shook hands warmly on Thursday with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, long reviled in Washington.  The landmark handshake took place as leaders from major economic powers and emerging nations prepared to take a group photo at a summit in L'Aquila, central Italy.

Coup are you? Part III.  President Obama has claimed that the removal of Honduran president Mel Zelaya is "illegal."  However, Hans Bader, senior counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, demonstrates otherwise.  Bader points out that Zelaya flouted court rulings by using intimidation to try to get Hondurans to change their constitution to allow him to extend his tenure in office.  In response, the country's Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant for Zelaya, which the military enforced by seizing Zelaya and kicking him out of the country.

Obama Rewrites the Cold War.  There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth.  President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week.

Obama, Our Marxist-Minded President.  We have a president, a state department, a U.N., and an Organization of American States (OAS) that is now backing the communists, Marxists, socialists, and tyrants that want to take over Honduras.  This is a case study of how a radical socialist president, backed by Congressional majorities, and a mainstream media in the tank, can do the most outrageous things and get away with them.  But it is also a grim reminder that we have not only elected a radical, left-wing president with a history of questionable associates, but a president that can now be fairly labeled a socialist and communist sympathizer and supporter.

Obama, Chavez Are Both Nationalizing Private Companies, Venezuelan Political Analyst Says.  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is taking over private companies in order to deal with the economic crisis that has affected both his country and the United States, and the Obama administration is trying to do roughly the same thing, Venezuelan political analyst Dr. Luis Vicente León told Monday [7/27/2009].

U.S. Supporting Communist Takeover of Honduras.  There's been attention paid to Honduras because its former president, Manuel Zelaya tried to do an end-run around its constitution to become the same kind of president-for-life as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.  Chavez, whose hero is Fidel Castro, is a flat-out Communist and, of course, he is supporting Zelaya's return to power.

Why does Obama support Zelaya?  Manuel Zelaya wants to return to Honduras as president and then, of course, continue his efforts to be a big-time socialist dictator, a Hugo Chavez lookalike, and the surprising thing is that the Obama administration seems to want the very same thing.

Obama and the Happy Dictator.  One thing to be said about Barack Obama's efforts at outreach in the Muslim world:  there's at least one dictator who is just delighted. ... We're talking about a potentate who imprisoned his only rival during the last election and locks up democracy activists and those who question the viability of a Mubarak dynasty.

U.S lawmakers support Zimbabwe's unity government.  The largest delegation of U.S. lawmakers to visit Zimbabwe in a decade is calling on the country's leaders to ensure the success of the unity government.  The delegation concluded a two-day visit Thursday [9/3/2009] to monitor the progress of the government formed in February.

The Editor says...
What the Seattle newspaper calls a "unity government" is actually a ruthless dictatorship, as I have been observing here.

Democracy under attack — by the U.S.A.  America might refuse to honor the upcoming election results of another democratic nation.  But our State Department has taken this hostile posture not toward Venezuela or Iran — where dictatorships thrive through doubtful and fraudulent elections — but toward Honduras, which removed a usurping president this summer in an action supported by the letter of its own constitution.

This Could Be Interesting.  Reuters is reporting that Manuel Zelaya, the ousted president of Honduras, has managed to return to the country and is now holed up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa to avoid arrest.

Zelaya returns.  Today's news brings word that Manuel Zelaya will return as the president of Honduras thanks to American diplomatic pressure.  It is perfectly fitting that the signal diplomatic triumph of President Obama's first year in office is the restoration to power of the lawfully deposed Honduran thug and friend of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega and Hugh Chavez.

The Time Of Tyrants.  Daniel Ortega muscled Nicaragua's courts to permit his permanent re-election, effectively making him dictator.  He's not alone.  After the U.S.' shabby treatment of tiny Honduras, a new wave of tyrants is rising.

Zelaya Wins, Honduras Loses.  The Republic of Panama has reestablished diplomatic relations with Honduras and will provide observers for the upcoming elections.  A Google translation of the text of the accord is available courtesy of el Tiempo, a Honduran daily newspaper.

Obama Defaults on Honduras.  One country, Honduras, rejected the Chavista vitriol and embraced freedom, democracy, and the rule of law.  This should have been seen as a win for freedom over tyranny.  But instead, President Obama and his administration condemned the Honduran people and stood with a "who's who" list of tyrants and thugs of Latin America.

Zelaya's Useful Idiot.  It is widely suspected that [Manuel] Zelaya was seeking to change the Constitution in order to extend his presidency, which is limited to one term by Honduran law.  In a hastily arranged conference call just hours after she returned from her three-day trip to Honduras last Thursday [11/19/2009], [Congresswoman Jan] Schakowsky claimed to speak for Congressional Democrats and the U.S. government when she stated "the coup against President Zelaya is illegal and, along with every other nation in the region and the world, we don't recognize the coup regime as the legitimate government of Honduras."

Honduras:  Obama administration finally and completely abandons Zelaya.  The Obama administration's wishy-washy attitude toward Honduran elections finally lands him on the right side of the issue:  in favor of Honduras and its democracy, and against ousted President Manuel Zelaya, who was thrown out after attempting to extend his reign illegally.

Why does Barack Obama side with dictators?  It took Barack Obama 10 days to speak out clearly against the savage beatings and killings meted out by the Iranian regime on the streets of Tehran.  It was just a matter of hours however before the Obama administration was loudly voicing its condemnation of the bloodless removal from power of populist dictator Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.  President Obama joined the odious likes of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Orgtega and Fidel Castro in calling for Zelaya to be reinstated.  Chavez, it should be noted, immediately threatened to invade Honduras, which was met by silence from the White House.

Paying Off 'La Raza'.  If you were president of the United States, would you hire an alleged former spy for Fidel Castro to be ambassador to El Salvador, a country teetering on the brink of hard-core socialism?  President Obama just did.

Who is more likely to do something like this:  A loyal American or a Communist?
Mao and the Christmas Tree:  The President's Yuletide Jeer.  It isn't often that matters of art enter the political news cycle.  The Obama administration is determined to change that.  Over the holiday week, Andrew Breitbart's Big Government drew its readers' attention to the ornamentation on the White House Christmas tree — in particular, an ornament featuring a picture of the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong.

"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."
Psalm 1:1    


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Taking control of the internet

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Using public schools as indoctrination centers

At first I thought this controversy was about a single event, but evidently there are two parts to the story.  The first part is about a video presentation in which an assortment of so-called celebrities urge the school kids to pledge their allegiance to Barack Obama.  Anyone who has studied the history of Germany in the 1940s can tell you what that could lead to.  The second angle of the story has to do with a video teleconference on September 8, 2009, in which President Obama himself addressed the school attendees himself.

Part 1

The story of LA teachers indoctrinating kids on ObamaCare goes national.  Millions of people are having second or third thoughts as they get new health insurance bills with steeply hiked rates, as employers cut work hours to save on insurance coverage or as companies drop the coverage plans and leave workers to go on the government's version.  In desperation, the Obama administration is seeking any way it can to promote ObamaCare to the uninformed.  California's health insurance clearinghouse got $37 million in taxpayer funds just to push the plan in the Golden state.

California Schools to Train Kids to Sell ObamaCare.  The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members.  Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.  LAUSD will receive $990,000.  The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, "Teens trained to be messengers to family members."

L.A. schools use your tax dollars teaching students to sell ObamaCare at home.  With great excitement, the Los Angeles Unified School District has designed a nearly $1 million program to train teenagers to promote the glories of ObamaCare to parents, relatives and friends at home.  The state's health insurance exchange, Covered California, is handing $990,000 to LA schools, along with federal grants totaling 36-million more U.S. taxpayer dollars to districts around the most populous state.  The goal is to train millions of student messengers statewide to sell the idea of government-subsidized health insurance to parents and relatives at home and to get more people enrolled in ObamaCare.

Abusing School Kids With Pro-Obama Propaganda.  A number of teachers have reacted with appropriate indignation to the misuse of public resources and precious school time to encourage the cult of Obama worship.  Carole (not her real name), a gutsy middle school teacher in the Midwest, discussed the upcoming speech on my radio show on Monday [8/31/2009].  Teachers from four different states called in to say that they would follow her example and refuse to devote class hours to watching and discussing the presidential address.

Parents upset over 'leftist propaganda' video.  [Scroll down slowly]  Gayle Ruzicka, president of conservative Utah Eagle Forum, said the video was blatantly political.  She said other offensive pledges included, "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama," "I pledge allegiance to the funk, to the united funk of funkadelica," and pledges to not use plastic grocery bags and not flush the toilet after urinating.  "It's very inappropriate to show a radical, leftist propaganda piece that political to children," Ruzicka said.  "If parents want their children to learn about those things and do them in the home, wonderful, fine, but it's not the place of the school to show a one-sided propaganda piece to children without parents knowing about it."

WH withdraws call for students to 'help' Obama.  President Obama's plan to inspire the nation's schoolchildren with a video address next week erupted into controversy Wednesday [9/2/2009], forcing the White House to pull out its eraser and rewrite a government recommendation that teachers nationwide assign students a paper on how to "help the president."

The Sayings Of Chairman Barack.  Great news.  Our leader will be addressing all schoolchildren on September 8th.  And the Department of Education has helpfully prepared a menu of activities for the day.  As you'll note above, 7-12th graders are to view quotations from Pres. Obama, discuss them, and strive to understand what "the president believes is important" for students to be successful in school.  Wonderful.  But why stop with students?  Shouldn't Americans of all ages have the benefit of the President's wisdom?  And why limit it to one day, and only to the topic of education?

Watch the Obama indoctrination video.  It's no wonder kids have such short attention spans.

Rage Against the Obama Propaganda Machine.  In this video, various tabloid types seeking to "Be the Change" vow to "smile more" and "love more."  Other plans include "to be the voice for those who have no voice"; and to not always flush the toilet, for the sake of the planet; "To pledge allegiance to the funk, of the United Funk of Funkadelica"; and, most audaciously, "To free one million people from slavery in the next five years."  Yes, it was a bit of a mix.  The culmination of the whole mess, however, was very clear; to "pledge to be of service to Barack Obama ... to be a servant of our president and all mankind."

"Liberals have long realized that, if they can win the battle over what is taught in schools, they will win elections."
 — Phyllis Schlafly      

Obama's Education Power Grab.  The President is in the process of creating a top-down strategy to "prepare" (translated to mean indoctrinate) teachers to literally transform education as we know it, from an American system to a full-fledged corporatist regime where big business backs the socialist programs.  No wonder Obama devoted 11 paragraphs in his SOTU to the topic of education.  Helping him to implement these goals are co-conspirators Michelle Rhee, former DC schools chancellor and founder of, and Anita Dunn, former WH communications director.

Part 2

Obama's Classroom Campaign: No Junior Lobbyist Left Behind.  "ABC" stands for All Barack's Children.  On Sept. 8, young students across the country will be watching television.  Yes, they'll be parked in front of boob tubes and computer screens watching President Obama's address on education.  Instead of practicing cursive, reviewing multiplication tables, diagramming sentences or learning something concrete, America's kids will be lectured about the importance of learning.

Right blasts Obama speech to students.  President Barack Obama's plans for a televised back-to-school address to students next week are drawing fire from some conservatives, who say he's just trying to indoctrinate them to his political beliefs.

What Does Obama Want with Our Children?  As many parents are focused on back to school clothes and supplies, the royal Czar Czar prepares to circumvent parental authority and speak directly to our children in one week.  What will he command?  That's a good question that the media won't ask, and one that could easily be answered right now while parents still have time to decide if they need a sitter or not.  But like all things Obama does, it's spur of the moment and covert.

WH, Dept of Education Revise Language.  In an acknowledgment that the Department of Education provided lesson plans written somewhat inartfully, surrounding the President Obama's speech to students next Tuesday, the White House today [9/2/2009] announced that it had rewritten one of the sections in question.

School Districts in Six States to Refrain from Showing Presidential Address.  White House officials seemed to be caught flat-footed by the response to what they say was a simple back to school address by President Obama to students across the nation — and has turned into a firestorm.  The White House now admits that one of the lessons plans surrounding the speech was written clumsily, subjecting it to misinterpretation, and had to be re-written.  Some parents are talking about keeping their kids from school on tuesday (sic) to avoid the president's remarks.

Some Schools Will Block or Delay Obama's Pep Talk for Students.  Parents who want their children to hear President Obama's back-to-school message Tuesday might have to keep them home.  School systems from the Washington suburbs to Houston are balking at airing the speech to all of their students.

Some Parents Choose Not to Allow Their Kids to Hear Obama's National Address.  [Regine] Gordon, of Tampa, Fla., is among a growing number of parents across the country who are troubled by the president's plan to address elementary, middle and high school students in an online and televised speech Tuesday.  "It's a form of indoctrination, and I think, really, it's indicative of the culture that the Obama administration is trying to create," Gordon told on Thursday.  "It's very socialistic."

School Officials Leave Obama Broadcast Up to Schools.  Virginia schools are fielding questions about a back-to-school speech President Barack Obama plans to make to students after conservative columnists and talk-radio hosts roundly criticized what they're calling an attempt to indoctrinate children.

More school districts taking harder line on Obama's speech.  It's rare we hear from Dickinson ISD, but the small Galveston County school district sent us a press release today with its take on President Obama's Sept. 8 address to schoolchildren.

Critics Decry Obama's 'Indoctrination' Plan for Students.  A suggested lesson plan that calls on school kids to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help President Obama is troubling some education experts, who say it establishes the president as a "superintendent in chief" and may indoctrinate children to support him politically.  But the White House says the speech is merely "designed to encourage kids to stay in school."

In Loco Parentis.  Barack Obama's plans to reach out to millions of suggestible school children has met with parental consternation.  Their collective alarm is a bit tardy.  Radical Leftists already have control of the public school system. ... The Left is asserting that there is nothing intrinsically amiss with the president talking to school kids and eoncoraging them to study diligently and do well in school.  This argument might carry more weight if Obama were willing to liberate his own school records to illustrate his point.

Some object to Obama speech to students.  Some Texas parents are asking school principals to excuse their children from listening to a speech that President Obama will make to schools next week on the grounds that it smacks of political indoctrination.

Obama's plan to speak to schoolchildren ignites furor.  Obama announced the speech weeks ago, but opposition and concerns spread rapidly Wednesday morning through conservative social networking Web sites and radio talk shows.

Bogeyman Bamster back to scare you into submission on September 8.  Barack Hussein Obama is not even unique.  He only stands out because he is methodically dismantling the country he was elected to lead — and that country just happens to be the leader of the Free World. ... But not since the days of Hitler and Stalin has one of them stomped over the backs of parents in order to go after their school children.  And that is just what Obama is trying to do next week with his plans to inspire the nation's schoolchildren with a video address to tens of millions of children in their classrooms.  Without the sales pitch, it's astroturfing of the youngest and most innocent.  Presidential aides now acknowledge that the White House helped the U.S. Education Department craft the proposal ...

Local School Districts Pass on Obama's Speech.  School districts across Texas are pondering whether they'll have their students watch a national address by President Barack Obama next week.  The speech on the importance of education is aimed directly at the nation's school children at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Obama has asked school districts to carry the live webcast.

Scrappleface:  Obama will urge kids to go to private school.  A draft copy of President Barack Obama's planned September 8 address to America's public school children, tells students that "If you want to grow up to be like me, you should beg your parents to put you in private school, right now."

The Brainwashing Bunch.  American news outlets (well at least those not in Barack Obama's lap) are filled with criticism on the Department of Education plans to bring Obama's agenda into our nation's classrooms.  The ploy to reach and teach our children through a presidential speech and through instruction guides (little red books?) appears to be stalled for now as parents — if nor educational unions — resist the idea of brain-swaying our children into writing paeans to Obama and his agenda.
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Obama Offends — And Doesn't Seem To Know It.  For example, it is suggested that students in grades 7-12 should, before the President's speech, write their responses to the following questions:  "Why does President Obama want to speak with us today?;"  "How will he inspire us?:"  and "How will he challenge us?"  That line of questioning may seem harmless to some.  But notice that President Obama, himself — not education, not the idea of becoming a learned person, but Barack Obama — is the central theme of the questioning.  And it presupposes that President Obama is, necessarily, inspiring to all who hear him.

A Call to Arms for Parents Upset About Obama's Public School Address.  Public school parents cannot afford to be passive any longer.  You cannot simply delegate your child's education to others — some who are wholeheartedly committed to subverting the traditions and values you hold dear — and walk away.  You must be prepared to work as hard as homeschooling parents when the need arises.  You must make every effort to know what is going on in your children's schools — and now, obviously, coming down from the executive branch — and become a parent activist in what in some places is beginning to look like a resistance movement.

Obama Remarks on Education.  The White House has released the text of the speech the President will give to America's schoolchildren tomorrow [9/8/2009].

The Editor says...
Note that the text was released on a holiday, when it was least likely to be read.

Obama exhorts kids to pay attention in school.  In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you."

Obama Heeds Dictator Handbook With School Speech.  President Barack Obama cannot possibly intend to resemble an aspiring dictator.  Somehow, he keeps doing so.  Now he's going ahead with plans to address America's schoolchildren, having dropped the part about encouraging those children to then "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."  This administration's run is rapidly transforming into an episode of "The Twilight Zone."

Administration's Suggestions for Teachers:  Post Obama Quotes on Classroom Walls.  The "corrected" lesson plans the U.S. Department of Education is suggesting that schools around the country use to turn President Obama's speech to students today into a "teachable moment" still call for teachers to read books about Obama and to post quotations from Obama in large print on classroom walls.  The Department of Education created two "menus of classroom activities" for use with the president's speech.

A crucial week for Obama's teleprompter.  The White House, first dismissing the protests as "silly" and pretending that Mr. Obama's speech was really only about hand-washing and good toilet etiquette, finally backed down with the familiar explanation that "we didn't do it and we won't do it again (at least until next time)."  Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, offered a "clarification" that his bureaucrats were only trying to say that the kids should "write a letter about your own goals and what you're going to do to achieve those goals."  Some "clarification."  If you can't trust the teacher to write a simple declarative sentence in the first place, who can you trust?

When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings.  When President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC, the controversy was just beginning.  Democrats, then the majority party in Congress, not only denounced Bush's speech — they also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned top Bush administration officials to Capitol Hill for an extensive hearing on the issue.

It's not the speech itself that's offensive...
The Problem Is Obama's Dictatorial Style and Socialist Agenda.  Obama's botched attempt to force American school children to promise to help him shows again how he is out of touch with average American family values.  The politicizing of public school classrooms outraged parents and teachers. ... The public outrage stems primarily from Obama's dictatorial style of forcing children to support him.  Who can't help but think of the Soviet Union during the Cold War?

Revealing Convergence:  Van Jones and the Education Speech.  What is the actual lesson of Obama's academic career?  The answer is:  We don't know, because no one has ever seen any of his academic work, or his transcripts from high school, Occidental College, Columbia University, or Harvard Law School.  We have no idea how hard the president worked in school. We don't know what he did or did not master or like.

NEA Scandal:  U.S. Senator Cornyn's Letter to President Obama.  "... [E]ven if no NEA funding was intended for political purposes, one cannot escape the disturbing impression that this Administration — including appointees within the White House and the NEA — believes that it is appropriate for the federal government to enlist the arts community for the purpose of furthering a specific political agenda.

Lessons of Obama's School Speech.  His offense was to use his office to impose on a captive audience of youngsters in an appearance that inevitably carries the odor of politics.  No one objects when he speaks to the nation or Congress on TV, because we can ignore him or jeer him as we choose.  But some parents who distrust him feel aggrieved that he can force his message on defenseless children.

Obama DID Talk Politics With The Kids.  The president traveled to Wakefield High to give a speech on education reform.  The speech was posted in advance on the White House Web site to quell fears that the president intended to plug his political agenda to impressionable minds.  Although the president avoided controversial topics in his speech, he did promote health care reform in a face-to-face discussion at Wakefield High School.

Training Kids to Be Obama's Servants.  The Menu for grades 7-12 instructs teachers to post "notable quotes" from Obama's speeches on the board, and to have students "take notes while President Obama talks" and identify "the three most important words in the speech."  Students should be queried:  "What is President Obama inspiring you to do?" and "How will he inspire us?"  The hero worship and brainwashing built into these lesson plans are, to say the least, inappropriate.  Parents should rise up and stop the public schools from using classroom or assembly time to teach schoolchildren to be cheerleaders for Obama and his policies.

Obama's Titanic arrogance and the folly of ignoring the masses on 9/12.  [Obama's] malignantly narcissistic Cult of Personality led him last week to attempt the enlistment of the nation's children into his "Obama Jugen" with the complicity of the NEA which is heavily influenced by one William Ayers with whom Obama claims to be only casually acquainted.  The speech he gave was not the one originally intended.  The original was to be accompanied by Lesson Plans and "Workbooks" so the nation's children could "help" the president and "serve" his leviathan bureaucracy.

Education.  Instead of President Obama addressing school students across the nation, he might have accomplished more by focusing his attention on the educational rot in schools in the nation's capital.

Fearing Obama.  It's true that [President Obama] does like to play the Dear Leader role.  The national speech to schoolchildren was right out of the Mussolini and Peron handbook, while the "lesson plans" and quotations of the One's wisdom recommended for classroom use come direct from Stalin and Mao.  But it's all theater, of a piece with his epoch-making speeches that never seem to contain a quotable line and revolutionary programs that can't quite get rolling.

President Obama Goes to School.  Obama is the real message.  Trust him.  Nah, it's not a matter of self-promotion; not at all.  It's pure-as-driven-snow selflessness.  Look at me, he fairly shouts.  Look what I did!  This President is well-practiced at speech-making, bringing it to near art form, with a cadre of excellent writers feeding teleprompters.  (Woe be to Obama if the teleprompter breaks down.)  Obama has has been on TV many times (112 by one count) so far in his presidency, like no other president.  Why not pop up in the nation's schools, too?  With this speech, a self-focused Promotion of Himself.  Makes a swell photo op, too.  Think FDR's Fireside chats, kiddies at his knee in rapt attention.

Part 3

The public schools offer their services without being asked.

Common Core Lesson Teaches Children Obama Is A Messiah.  During the Soul Train Awards in 2012, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx exhorted a wildly cheering crowd to "first of all (give) honor to god, and our lord and savior Barack Obama," exhibiting the all-too-widespread hero worship that casts rational thought aside and labels even legitimate criticism as virtual blasphemy.  The same cult of personality is creeping into lesson plans and reading materials being created under the guise of the platform for nationalized education known as Common Core.  One new lesson teaches our children that Obama is indeed the messiah.

Obama biography, required reading, tells fourth-graders that white Americans are racists.  Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a biography of President Barack Obama is required reading for fourth-graders.  They say the book contains a host of controversial elements, not least of which is that it casts white Americans who disagree with Obama's politics as racist.  Fourth-grade students at Bluffview Elementary School were instructed that they would be tested and graded on the book's contents, reports  The book, called simply "Barack Obama," is published by Lerner Publications.

Common Core third grade book goes full Dear Leader on Obama.  [Quoting an Amazon review of the book:]  I'm pretty neutral about Barack Obama as a person and a candidate, but the messianic message in this utterly insipid book makes me roll my eyes over and over again.  The language is decent enough on a technical level for that age group, though patronizing.  When he starts seeing the ghosts of JFK and MLK and references are made to Langston's Harlem, I'm not sure that the kids that the book is aimed at are going to pick up on the references.  The illustrations are passable in the beginning, but as it continues, they become more and more over-the-top (Barack Obama crying in church, Barack Obama praying with a butterfly perched on his clasped hands, Barack Obama glowing with a heavenly aura).  Cramming this political tripe into a children's book is bad enough, but the heavy-handed treatment and political sloganizing makes it unbearable.

Obama's 1984.  Every totalitarian leader knows how crucial it is to indoctrinate children into the cult of personality, in order to secure the future for the Party.  Joseph Stalin presented himself as a strong, caring father figure to Soviet children, just as Hitler and Saddam Hussein did for their people.  Now, in the age of Obama, Chris Rock described the President and First Lady Michelle as "kind of like the mom and the dad of the country.  And when your dad says something, you listen."  We have disturbing video of New Jersey elementary school students being taught to rap his praises ("Mmm mmm mmm, Barack Hussein Obama").  Then there is the even creepier video of Venice, California schoolchildren in matching "Imagine Hope" t-shirts singing "Obama's gonna change it, Obama's gonna lead 'em" and chanting "Yes, we can" before a banner of his red, white and blue "O" icon.  Such indoctrination is unprecedented in American history.

W.H. Releases Letters from Little Kids Pleading for Gun Control.  Half way through the article, the AP admits, "The White House shared three such letters with The Associated Press, from young writers who seemed to agree that Obama should do what's necessary to make it harder for people to get guns."  White House spokesman Jay Carney announced yesterday that Obama will be surrounded by little kids when he announces his gun proposal later today. [...] The White House appears not to have released a single letter to the AP in opposition to President Obama's gun proposal.

The Editor says...
I suspect the little kids were instructed by their unionized teachers to write to the President, and were probably told exactly what to say.  The little kids, as far as I know, have not been interrogated about their letter-writing initiative.

Video:  School kids taught to praise Obama.

Video stirs controversy.  An Internet video showing children at a local elementary school singing song praising President Barack Obama is garnering national attention and its appropriateness will be the subject of a school district review.

Review Ordered of Video Showing Students Singing Praises of President Obama.  Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for "Barack Hussein Obama," as they repeatedly chant the president's name and celebrate his accomplishments.

The Editor says...
Singing about his accomplishments is premature at best.  What has he accomplished?

Why Obama Sycophants Are So Compromised.  [Scroll down]  This week a video tape turned up from a Burlington New Jersey public elementary school in which the children themselves were the ones singing literal praise and worship tunes to the President.  Singing about his "great accomplishments," making the "economy number one again," and replacing the name of the crucified Lord and inserting the name of President Obama were just some of the elements of the tape.  Nearly everyone in the nation described the event as creepy and inappropriate, and even liberal trolls on conservative blogs were referring to the tape as "scary."  Everyone except the principal of the school where the event took place, that is.

Singing Heil Obama in New Jersey.  Red alert to parents:  If you send your children to a public school, they may be secretly indoctrinated in the cult of Obama-worship.  If that's not your plan for your children, you had better act now, before it's too late.  We now know that the "I pledge" video shown in Utah in August, and only afterward discovered by parents, was not isolated evidence of indoctrination of public schoolchildren in the new cult of Obama-worship.  Second-graders in New Jersey were taught to sing songs of praise and fidelity to Barack Obama in February and again in June, and parents only found out about it this September.

Indoctrination Watch:  Obama school praise hymn of the day.  Take a look at the Obama worship song that students at Longfellow Elementary in Howard County, MD were assigned to memorize last week, according to Red Maryland's Brian Griffiths.

Protesters come to NJ school over Obama song.  About 70 protesters let their voices be heard outside a school in New Jersey where students sang praise of President Barack Obama.  Members of anti-tax Tea Party groups and others joined outside B. Bernice Young School in Burlington Township Monday [10/12/2009] to denounce what they believe was political indoctrination of students.

N.J. School Official:  Obama Song Video Violated Students' Privacy.  The superintendent of a South Jersey school district stands behind the student performance of songs about President Obama that created a national stir last month.  The video that captured the children is another matter.  Burlington Township Superintendent Christopher Manno today discussed the results of an internal investigation concerning the controversial songs.

Protesters Rail Against Obama Song In N.J. School.  A New Jersey elementary school is under scrutiny after students were seen on tape singing a song in praise of President Barack Obama.  On Monday [10/12/2009], dozens of protesters chanted outside the school, saying the children are being brainwashed.

Not Ashamed to Love My Country.  Liberalism has contributed greatly to the decline of patriotism.  The hostile takeover of our schools by Liberalism has indoctrinated many of our kids to hate their country.  They are encouraged to sing the praises of Barack Hussein Obama, but not of God and country.

Elementary Epidemic:  11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama.  Big Hollywood has already posted a couple disturbing videos of young school children singing/speaking praises to President Obama, but when eleven more dropped in our email box it came as quite a shock.  What seemed like an aberration now appears to be a troubling pattern.  Maybe "epidemic" is a better word.

Presenting:  The 'Fourth Graders For Obama' YouTube Channel.  Here's a little mid-week scare courtesy of the 4thgraders4obama YouTube Channel.  Yes, you read that right, an entire portal filled with nearly a dozen videos devoted to nine and ten year-olds singing, speaking and in general, getting awfully excited over a politician on the brink of having us all long for the good old days of Jimmy Carter.

Obama Recruiting Radicals in High Schools.  Barack Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army.  Organizing for America (OFA), formerly Obama For America, is recruiting in our high schools to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda" — that is, his agenda of socialism for the United States of America.

Obama Using Public Schools To Recruit Agenda Advancing Interns.  A rather disturbing document surfaced on the Internet Saturday with grave implications concerning how the Obama administration is recruiting interns from public schools to assist in advancing the President's agenda along with his desire to get Democrats including himself elected.  Even scarier, the internship application recommends participants read Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals."

Ohio High School Accused of Promoting Political Agenda in Classroom.  An Ohio high school teacher's giving students job applications for a Democratic organization that included suggested radical reading material has raising concerns of indoctrination in the classroom.  The government teacher at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio, handed out forms recruiting students to intern for Organizing for America, a grassroots organization with direct ties to the Democratic National Committee and the successor organization for Obama for America.

Organizing for America can Recruit in New York Schools but the Boy Scouts Can't.  The Boy Scout's law conflicts with the Obama agenda, and a title of honorary president of the Boy Scouts is more of a hassle than it is an honor of Obama.  If Obama could find a way to use the Boy Scouts as community organizers, a sudden interest would appear.

Organizing Kids for Obama.  Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda."  We now know that Obama's "agenda" is to move the United States into European-style socialism.  Obama's Internet outreach during his campaign, Obama for America, has been renamed Organizing for America (OFA) in order to recruit students to join a cult of Obama and become activists for his goals.

An Open Letter to the Evil Tyrants in Washington.  You and your ilk have been creeping into our institutions for much of the last century.  You have crawled into our schools, polluted our colleges, and for most of the past thirty or more years have poisoned the minds of untold numbers of children and young adults, and you have deliberately lowered the educational standards to create a class of dumbed-down kids, while you continuously scream for "more money for education!"  Now, you will use many young people of our country as unwitting tools to be your personal army, your Gestapo.

Teachers Take Kids on a Protest Trip to Arizona.  Standing in front of a wall-to-wall mural featuring a who's who of revolutionaries, including Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, and boldly displaying the motto Patria o Muerte, Venceremos!!! (Fatherland or Death, We Shall Overcome!!!), a group of teachers, students, parents and community activists in the Los Angeles Unified School District gathered last month for an unusual field trip — to Arizona, to protest that state's controversial immigration law.

No teacher left behind.  The black-hole of public education which continues to suck in obscene amounts of tax dollars in spite of the economic plight of their benefactors show what can happen when the liberals have near total control of any institution for a lengthy period of time.  The left has removed the foundation of objective knowledge in favor of agenda based indoctrination and now we are dealing with the consequences. ... Hey, here's an idea.  Why not teach the students how to read, write and do arithmetic instead of devoting endless hours teaching them to sing and dance in praise of Obama!

Biden Tells Third-Graders Obama Is 'Really Cool'.  Vice President Joe Biden remains a loyal wingman, talking up the president even to people who won't be eligible to vote for another decade or so.  During a recent visit to an after-school program in Redwood City, California, Biden repeatedly described Obama as "really cool" to a group of third-graders.  "Barack Obama is really cool," Biden told the students.  "No, he's not coming today, but he's really cool."  According to MSNBC, Biden also called Michelle Obama "the nicest person you'll ever meet."

Boxer's Campaign Solicits Help From Los Angeles Area Students Via Teachers.  California's Flash Report recently obtained a letter proving that Barbara Boxer's campaign has attempted to solicit Los Angeles public school government and social studies teachers to urge students to "volunteer" for the Barbara Boxer senatorial campaign.

California Wins Dumbest State Award in Landslide.  [Scroll down]  Even when news broke last week that Ms. Boxer had illegally implored California's public school teachers to send their students to work for her campaign, the dumb-beyond-dumb citizens of California just rolled their eyes, donned their valley-girl ninny suits, and marched right in to vote for the Hollywood candidate.

The hippie holiday.  Newsweek magazine dismissed the first Earth Day in 1970 as "a bizarre nationwide rain dance."  The only difference between then and now is that the rain dancers moved into the government and pushed their views on impressionable school children around the world.  The Environmental Protection Agency website encourages kids to "Join with other teens to green your energy scene," because nothing says "cool" quite like earning the EPA's coveted title of "Climate Ambassador."

EPA Raps for Kids: 'Public Transportation Is the Way to Go'.  "Click it, flip it, turn the handle to the right, turn off the water, twist the handle real tight."  So begins a song about climate change, available for downloading from the EPA's Web site.  The EPA says we should "blast out" the song at our Earth Day celebrations — "because if this won't save the planet nothing will."  The song tells children, "The climate is changing and that's a fact..." ... According to the Washington Times, the song was recorded by Ted Coopwood of the EPA's Office of Children's Health Programs, who has written a number of raps intended to galvanize kids to take an interest in the environment.

Obama Administration to Honor 'Green' Schools That Teach 'Environmental Literacy'.  Next year on Earth Day, the Obama administration plans to announce which U.S. schools have been selected as "Green Ribbon Schools," a designation that will "honor" schools for "creating healthy and sustainable learning environments" and for "teaching environmental literacy."  The Green Ribbon Schools program was announced in late April, but details on how schools will be picked or what the honor entails have not been released.

This man is a narcissist
Obama reads children book about himself.  Before his speech Tuesday [10/4/2011] at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, President Obama stopped by an early childhood education laboratory to read to children ages 3 to 5.  Among his reading selections:  A book about the presidential dog Bo, including a drawing of the president himself.

Occupy Your Third Graders.  This month a report surfaced of 3rd graders in Charlottesville, Virginia singing a song that the kiddos wrote (or so we were told) about being part of the 99% "Occupiers."  Here is a sample of the lyrics that the 9-year-olds supposedly drafted and then crooned for their comrades in class.
I used to be sad, now I'm satisfied
'Cause I really have enough
Though I lost my yacht and plane
Didn't need that extra stuff

The Editor says...
Pick a third grader in a public school at random and ask him (or her) if he (or she) knows what a yacht is.

10,000 Students To Be Bused In For First Lady Exercise Event.  Thousands of students, several well-known athletes and a number of politicians are expected to join Michelle Obama for an event in Des Moines that will promote exercise and healthy eating.

Elementary School Kids Indoctrinated About Obama's Incredible Awesomeness.  A tipster sends in this video from Cass Elementary School in Livonia, MI.  The video purportedly shows a dramatic and inspirational movie montage tribute to President Barack Obama displayed to the assembled children as part of the school's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.  Most of the school children appear to be less than inspired.

The Ministry of PropOganda.  [Scroll down]  Yet when educational institutions are systematically teaching their young children to chant phrases supporting Barack Obama's political agenda...well, there's just no harm in that.  School children singing in support of the notion of "spreading the wealth around":  "Hooray, Mr. President!  We honor your great plans to make this country's economy number one again!"  Children too young to know the meaning or implications of Obama's proposed "change" involving expansive government infrastructure, yet creepily singing:  "Obama's gonna change it, Obama's gonna lead 'em, we're gonna change it, and rearrange it."  And most recently, children innocently singing the nonpartisan phrase "Who do we know is the man?  Barack Obama is our man!  He's our man, yes he can!"  All this, though... it's all innocent in the eyes of the left.

Teacher tells eighth grade class to dig up dirt on GOP field.  President Obama may have a secret weapon to propel him to victory in November — an eighth grade class in Virginia, whose students were told by their teacher to do opposition research on the GOP presidential field and then pass along whatever they found to the Obama campaign.

Obama Administration Honors 78 Schools for Educating 'Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders'.  The Obama administration on Monday [4/23/2012] recognized 78 schools across the nation for their efforts to promote a "green" environment — and train budding environmental activists for "jobs of the future."  "Science, environmental and outdoor education play a central role in providing children with a well-rounded education, helping prepare them for the jobs of the future," said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  He schools that focus on the environment can help students build "real-world skillsets."

Oh, boy!  Green collar jobs for everyone!

Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago Students to Protest.  Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools "selective enrollment" school, held "Social Justice Week" in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists.

NC Teacher Screams at Student: It's Criminal to Criticize Obama.  [Scroll down]  Clearly, the student should be teaching the class, and the teacher should be reading the Constitution more often.  The school district classified the exchange — which is obviously just another case of a pro-Obama teacher shoveling her views down students' throats — a "learning experience."  It isn't.  It's political intimidation, and it's just another example of how the American public school system has become an indoctrination tool for the left.  This teacher should be suspended or fired forthwith, if only for incompetence.

Video stirs debate on teacher's actions in North class.  After reviewing a video in which a North Rowan High School teacher tells a student he can be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama, the Rowan-Salisbury School System said it can be a learning experience.  Meanwhile, an expert on politics at Catawba College says the social studies teacher just doesn't have her facts straight when she insists speaking your mind about a president can get you charged with a criminal offense.

Obama Admin Tells High Schools to Push Obamacare.  The Departments of Health and Human Services and Education are now acting as outlets for the Obama re-election campaign.  In a press announcement released yesterday [5/21/2012], HHS stated that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "are reaching out to campus leaders to remind graduating high school, college and university seniors about their new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act — the health care law."

School kids taught to praise Obama.  Remember last year when that video of school kids singing about Obama appeared on the net to creep out parents?  Here's a new one of school kids being taught to sing praise of Obama.  No one knows yet where this took place, or what school.

Indoctrinate U: Professor Forces Students to Pledge They Vote For Obama and Democrats.  A professor in Florida is under fire today after forcing her students to sign a pledge to vote for Barack Obama and Democrats.

Professor Made Students Sign 'Vote for Obama' Pledge.  A Florida community college has launched an investigation and placed a tenured professor on leave over reports that she made students in a math class sign a pledge to vote for President Obama.  A spokesman for Brevard Community College told Fox News that Sharon Sweet was placed on an unpaid leave of absence effective immediately after they received a call from a concerned parent.

Obama and Your Child's Mind:  Why does President Obama want your child to read "Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management" in school?  It's not the business of a president to shape your local school's reading assignments.  The Constitution and several federal laws prohibit it.  Yet by conditioning federal education aid and regulatory waivers on state acceptance of the "Common Core," Obama has managed to manipulate the states into adopting what is fast becoming a de facto national K-12 curriculum.

Houston elementary school assembly sings ode to Obama, but diss to Bush.  The superintendent of one Houston, Texas, school system was forced to issue an apology for an elementary-aged production with overtly political tones that praised President Obama while criticizing former President George W. Bush.  The assembly, at Katherine Smith Elementary School, was in celebration of Black History Month, The Blaze reported.

Obama should end up on Mount Rushmore say a third of George Washington profs surveyed.  According to a survey of George Washington University professors, some 30 percent generally endorse the eventual addition of President Barack Obama's face to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  The survey, conducted and reported by The College Fix, is hampered by an extremely limited sample size.  Nonetheless, the results are fascinating.

Obamacare ad agency asks high school marching bands to play pro-Obamacare songs.  The point of asking high school bands to play the Obamacare anthem is to create more attention for Cover Oregon.  It's not clear if the ad agency has asked the high school bands to play pro-Obamacare songs at football games or at other venues.  A primary reason the ads have generated national buzz is because they fail to provide any detail whatsoever concerning the Affordable Care Act.

School shows Obama campaign video that includes celebrities pledging 'be a servant to the President'.  A Wisconsin middle school has been forced to apologize after showing students a video produced after Barack Obama's 2008 election that included celebrities pledging to 'be a servant to the President.'  Some parents who watched the video at an assembly at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Wisconsin, called it propaganda and complained that it was inappropriate for young minds.  The video, produced by Oprah Winfrey's production company, [...]

Creepy Propaganda: High School Bands To Play Obamacare Songs.  In the sort of creepy move you'd expect to see in Saddam Hussein's Iraq or Kim-Jung-Il's North Korea, high school bands in Oregon are being used as propaganda organs for Obamacare.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

Homeland Security vs. the right wing

This subsection now has its own page.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
  is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Thomas Jefferson          

Obama's stealthy moves toward gun control

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All this adulation is a bit much

Actor Who Plays POTUS on Fox's '24' Touts He's 'a Big Fan' of 'Smart' Obama.  William Devane (IMDb page), who plays "President James Heller" on Fox's prime time 24: Live Another Day, told USA Today that "obviously I'm a big fan of Obama, as a guy who's smart and articulate" and, in his acting, "I say to myself, 'what has got to be going on in the private side of this guy's brain' — the pressure, the racism that is thrown out — and he handles it with such dignity.'"

Obama wins place on Lakers' roster from Kobe Bryant.  Basketball star Kobe Bryant says President Barack Obama's hoops game is good enough to get him on the Lakers' roster.  "Yes, he could actually," Bryant told Dan Patrick, a radio DJ.  "I'm not dissing the current roster that we have," Bryan said March 19.  "It is more a sign of respect for the skill that the president possesses," he explained.  Bryant's sincerity or his professional judgement, however, may be incomplete.  Last April, Obama played a picked game, but only made 2 of 22 shots, much to the embarrassment of everyone involved.

Joe Biden jokes that he would nominate Obama for 'sainthood'.  Vice President Joe Biden in a speech Friday [3/21/2014] joked that he should have nominated President Obama for "sainthood" after seeing his patience during the rocky rollout of the health law's new insurance exchanges.

The Editor says...
Mr. Biden apparently mistakes incompetence and narcissistic detachment for patience.

Barbara Walters on Obama: 'We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah'.  Yes, she really said it.  On CNN's Piers Morgan Live Tuesday [12/17/2013], in a brief discussion about President Obama, Barbara Walters actually said, "We thought that he was going to be — I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but — the next messiah"[.]

Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was 'the Next Messiah'.  Barbara Walters said the difficulties engulfing President Barack Obama are a reflection of the let-down people are feeling from the high expectations they had during his earliest days in office when she and others thought he was going to be "the next messiah."

Common Core Lesson Teaches Children Obama Is A Messiah.  During the Soul Train Awards in 2012, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx exhorted a wildly cheering crowd to "first of all (give) honor to god, and our lord and savior Barack Obama," exhibiting the all-too-widespread hero worship that casts rational thought aside and labels even legitimate criticism as virtual blasphemy.  The same cult of personality is creeping into lesson plans and reading materials being created under the guise of the platform for nationalized education known as Common Core.  One new lesson teaches our children that Obama is indeed the messiah.

Obama Worship Syndrome.  Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama's political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician — nay, human being — of our time.

Common Core third grade book goes full Dear Leader on Obama.  [Quoting an Amazon review of the book:]  I'm pretty neutral about Barack Obama as a person and a candidate, but the messianic message in this utterly insipid book makes me roll my eyes over and over again.  The language is decent enough on a technical level for that age group, though patronizing.  When he starts seeing the ghosts of JFK and MLK and references are made to Langston's Harlem, I'm not sure that the kids that the book is aimed at are going to pick up on the references.  The illustrations are passable in the beginning, but as it continues, they become more and more over-the-top (Barack Obama crying in church, Barack Obama praying with a butterfly perched on his clasped hands, Barack Obama glowing with a heavenly aura).  Cramming this political tripe into a children's book is bad enough, but the heavy-handed treatment and political sloganizing makes it unbearable.

Obama Hailed as 'the Greatest Leader in the World' at Magic's House.  President Obama partied with the stars in Beverly Hills on Monday night [11/25/2013] to raise cash for the Democratic House and Senate campaign committees. [...] In a tent on the grounds of Magic Johnson's mansion, the former Lakers star hailed Obama as "the greatest leader in the world."  With ticket prices between $2,500 and $15,000 a head, the crowed included Samuel L. Jackson and Diane Keaton along with some L.A. Clippers players and members of Congress.

One Nation Under Obama?.  Before President Obama was elected, the United States was known as one nation under God — but the Obama Administration seems to think otherwise.  Organizing For America published an email Sunday [11/17/2013] suggesting the greatest nation on the face of the Earth owes its allegiance to another deity. [...] No wonder the Democratic National Committee voted to remove the Almighty from their party in 2012.  They only have room for one God.

Obama's 1984.  From the beginning of his presidential career, Obama has been at the center of a cult of personality unequalled in American political history, an idolatry that is central to consolidation of control.  From the iconic "Hope" campaign poster showing Obama gazing off toward the utopian horizon much like the workers of Soviet propaganda art, to the tendency of news editors to print photos in which Obama's head is haloed by the Presidential Seal, the President has benefited from a cult of personality consciously constructed by his supporters in political and media bureaucracies.  This deification — which is itself a subtraction from the power of average Americans — is summarized by a gushing comment of Newsweek editor Evan Thomas:  "In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world.  He's sort of God.  He's going to bring all different sides together."

Lenin, Stalin, Ceausescu, Obama: How Marxist Leaders Conceal Their Pasts.  [T]here is a nauseating glasnost-style operation now being conducted here in the United States that makes me feel as though I were watching a reenactment of the immense glasnost I used to manage during the years when I was an adviser to Romania's communist president Nicolae Ceausescu.  No, glasnost is not a misprint or a typo.  During the years I was at the top of the KGB community, glasnost was the code name for an ultra-secret intelligence tool of the KGB's ultra-secret black "science" of dezinformatsiya.  Its task was to transform the country into a monument to its leader, and to portray that leader as god himself.

School shows Obama campaign video that includes celebrities pledging 'be a servant to the President'.  A Wisconsin middle school has been forced to apologize after showing students a video produced after Barack Obama's 2008 election that included celebrities pledging to 'be a servant to the President.'  Some parents who watched the video at an assembly at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Wisconsin, called it propaganda and complained that it was inappropriate for young minds.  The video, produced by Oprah Winfrey's production company, [...]

Dem Congresswoman: Only Reason I'd Vote for Syria Attack Is Loyalty to Obama.  Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said Tuesday that at the current time, the only reason she would vote in favor of an attack on Syria was out of loyalty to Barack Obama.  Appearing on radio's Bill Press Show, the non-voting delegate from the District of Columbia also said if the President actually gets the votes he needs, "it'll be because of loyalty of Democrats.  They just don't want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage".

The Editor says...
Remember, if the District of Columbia becomes a state, this woman (and two like-minded senators) will be able to vote in the U.S. Congress.

Obama Flag at March on Washington Gets Twitter Riled Up.  We know a picture is worth a thousand words.  Apparently it's also good for fifty stars.  An American flag with President Barack Obama's face where the fifty stars normally go caused a bit of a stir on Twitter, where some objected to the "hero worship" of Obama, and complained that it was part and parcel with the rally's overall "Democratic" feel.

Obama flag
Pledging Allegiance To The Flag Of The Obama Nation.  A U.S. flag with the president's face replacing the field of stars resurfaces at the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, turning the symbol of freedom many have fought and died for into a campaign prop.  It has been a while since President Obama accepted his first nomination among faux Greek columns in Denver in 2008.  But judging from the reappearance of the "Obama flag" at a march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, the cult of personality that has risen around him has not been diminished or discouraged.

The Editor says...
Look at the creases in that flag.  That thing is a commercially available product — not just a one-of-a-kind creation put together by a fanatic.

First Newsweek, now Foreign Policy calls Obama 'Second Coming'.  Foreign Policy Magazine has just delivered its new issue, and like Newsweek before, FP dubs Obama "The Second Coming."  It includes stories about the 10 things the president can do now "to make the world a better place."  Among the ideas:  "Fix American Democracy."  That includes changing our election system.

Our Father, Who art in the White House.  Do you accept Barack Obama as your Lord and Savior?  Chris Rock does — calling him our father, who art in the White House.  The media does as well.

Chris Rock: President Obama 'our boss,' 'dad of the country'.  Actor and comedian Chris Rock called President Obama the "dad of the country" as he rallied on Capitol Hill to support his father figure's call for new gun controls.  "I am just here to support the president of the United States," said Mr. Rock, [...] "The President of the United States is, you know, our boss.  But also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country.  And when your dad says something, you listen.

No, Chris Rock, He Ain't My Daddy, or Yours.  [Scroll down]  If you want government to be a quarterback that steers people and resources toward "good" opportunities, and deflects them from "bad" choices, you are a progressive statist, whether right or left.  But, if you want government to be a sheriff, that takes a dim view of people hurting, cheating, or forcing their neighbor, then you are a defender of liberty and limited government:  Freedom except when fist hits nose.  Finally, if you argue that challenging the permanent 20% jump in spending and the relative size of the federal government we've experienced with this administration is tantamount to rejecting roads, schools, police and fire protection, you're either ignorant or dishonest.

A Black Father in the House.  By now you likely have heard that Chris Rock considers Barack Obama America's father.  If that is true, then would somebody call Child Protective Services and find us foster parents! [...] Chris Rock wants a daddy who has spent the family's mortgage money, and can't keep food in the fridge.  He wants a father who has gambled away the kids' college fund, and made us believe he "invested" our money.  All that is left for Obama to do is to kill mother for the insurance.

Dear Leader: CNN Correspondent Wrote Obama Letter Every Day for Four Years.  Most people would cut a 13-year-old girl some slack if she became obsessed enough with Justin Bieber to write the teen singer emails and letters all the time, but what if an ostensibly professional journalist were to do the same to a politician?  This odd scenario actually is not a hypothetical, however.  A CNN correspondent named Tom Foreman has been doing just that, writing a letter every single day to President Obama for the past four years.

Inauguration Poster Likens Obama to Jesus.  Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the "Second Coming."  The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, "Prophecy Fulfilled."

Liberals are comparing Obama to Jesus.  Glory be, it's Obama's inauguration day!  And for some of his followers, it's nothing less than a religious event.  Fox News (who else?) reports that mega Obamaphiles are handing out posters in the streets of DC that claim Obama's coming was predicted by the Bible.

Inauguration 2013: Obama saved the world, but nobody knows how.  Platitudes, slogans, and talking points are not policies.  "Cleaning up the mess" of his predecessor is nonsense unless one can state exactly what policies caused the mess to begin with.  Tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 have nothing to do with the financial crisis of 2008 in the same way that Clintonomics does not deserve credit for the 1990s dot-com economy or blame for the 2000 crash.  If liberals cannot name a single successful Obama economic policy, then maybe it is possible that he has never had one.  Maybe his supporters despise his predecessor so much that they do not care what Obama does.  They love Obama for merely being.

Reporter: Campaign journalists 'swooned' over Obama during off-the-record bar visit.  "The behavior of the assembled press corps was telling.  Everyone, myself included, swooned.  Swooned!  Head over heels.  One or two might have even lost their minds," [Michael] Hastings writes, as each reporter had a chance to speak personally with the president.  "We were all, on some level, deeply obsessed with Obama, crushing hard, still a little love there.  This was nerd heaven, a politico's paradise, the subject himself moving among us — shaking our hands, slapping our shoulders!"

Government: America's New God.  [T]he insidious spirit of anti-Christ emanating from the Obama administration has spread far and wide.  All historical rules for winning and losing elections do not apply to Obama.  His political bullying power and irrational status as a cult hero are unprecedented.  But here is the kicker and the scariest truth about America's zombie-like loyalty to Obama.  On November 6, 2012, half the country, which includes millions of Christians, chose a Democrat and media man-made "golden man" idol as their "new" Lord and Savior.  Amazingly, actor and Obama disciple Jamie Foxx admitted it.

Scandals show the Obama administration is corrupt.  Many Obama supporters worship him not for anything he does, but for what he is, and is not:  He is a biracial political liberal, the culmination of liberals' hopes and dreams.  He is not a conservative Republican.  For many liberals, that suffices.

Progressives and the Supernatural Powers of Government.  If we are to understand Progressives, we have to understand that they are True Believers in the power of the State to make all of society whole simply by passing and administrating laws that are created "in the public interest."  This religious belief is non-negotiable.  E.J. Dionne believes ultimately that the State is God.  So does Jim Wallis, and both men believe that Barack Obama is the very epitome of the Holy State and that Obama "is going to save us."

The gospel according to David.  [David] Gregory appears to be a disciple of his Lord the President.  Gregory seeks to disseminate the Obama gospel.  "Is this your Lincoln moment?" Gregory actually asked him.  And that may not have been the worst of it.

Claim: 'Hail Obama' Chants at First Lady Rally.  At campaign a rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama in Daytona, Florida, there were reportedly chants of "Hail Obama," according to one local reporter.

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Jamie Foxx: 'Our Lord and Savior Barack Obama'.  Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."  This occurred at the previously recorded Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday.

Barack Obama Isn't Anyone's "Lord and Savior".  Given the job that Barack Obama did in his first term, anybody who's waiting for Barack Obama to be his "lord and savior" is going to be waiting a long, long time.

Is it a Mental Illness?  And they talk about Reagan worship?

Rick Warren Says Obama Deification is Blasphemy.  Instances of the president being portrayed as a Christ-like figure have increased since the Democratic National Convention — where unauthorized street vendors sold Obama prayer garments and posters that proclaimed him to be "prophecy fulfilled."  A painting of the president portrayed as the Crucified Christ is on exhibit at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.  The artwork shows Obama with outstretched arms — a crown of thorns on his head.  But one of the more egregious instances of deification came during last week's Soul Train Awards.  "It's like church over here," Foxx told the audience.  "First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama."

President-for-Life, King of the World paving the way for Messiahship.  Barack Hussein Obama is not only not denying his Messiahship, he's basking in the new role cast for him by gloating supporters.  At Sunday's Soul Train awards, Obama was nominated as "Our Lord and Savior" by Oscar-winning actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, who was answered by a wildly cheering throng.  The YouTube showing the cheering throngs to Foxx's naming Obama "Our Lord and Savior" was mysteriously removed from the Internet yesterday morning [11/27/2012].

Another creepy pro-Obama video featuring singing children.  You remember the creepy Obama children's choir singing "Yes We Can" back in 2008.  Now Obama supporters have rolled out another creepy video, via NewsBusters which has the full lyrics.

Russell Crowe: 'Obama is the light & the future'.  President Obama received a surprise endorsement from another Hollywood star over the weekend.  In a tweet on Sunday [10/21/2012], Russell Crowe appeared to make the unusual argument that a vote for Obama meant "going towards the light."

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Pays Homage to Obama — But Not Jesus.  The 63-foot Sierra White Fir lighted at the U.S. Capitol Grounds on Dec. 6 as the official 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree includes a prominently displayed ornament paying homage to President Barack Obama, but includes no ornament readily visible to a person standing near the tree's base that uses the word "Christmas," or includes an image of the Nativity, or bears the name or image of Jesus Christ.  On the north side of the tree — at a height of about 4 feet and easily visible to people standing near it — there is an ornament that says:  "I ♥ President Obama."

Obama: "If You Love Me, You Got to Help Me Pass This Bill".  Flashbacks from 2008 ought to be in full swing, as President Obama attempts to champion legislative support by resorting to the cult of personality — claiming that, to love him, we must implement his political agenda.

The Unbelievable Brilliance Of Barack Obama.  Ever since Barack Hussein Obama emerged as a candidate for president he has received glowing accolades from celebrities and liberal pundits for his supposed intelligence.  After his election, Barbra Streisand gushed, "It's such a wonderful thing for our country and our world.  He's so intelligent and so smart."  Gore Vidal was on the Joy Behar show and lamented that "he's too intelligent for the job."  Behar agreed and said that after George W. Bush's presidency, the American public wasn't prepared for "the shock of such a smart guy."

Woody Allen thinks Obama would get much more done as dictator.  "It would be good...if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly," Allen is quoted as saying.

Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously).  Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.  The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.  Why?  So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.

An Obama Dictatorship:  Hollywood's Dream Come True.  In 2008, when Woody Allen last spoke of Barack Obama to a group of Spanish journalists, he declared that it would be a "disgrace" if the then-U.S. Senator failed in his quest to become the 44th President of the United States.  Now, 16th [sic] months into Obama's first term, Allen has apparently mistaken La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper, for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Obamanutz:  A Cult Leader takes the White House.  Author and columnist, Joy Tiz provides a compelling look at Barack Obama's dizzying rise to power.  Until now the focus has been on Obama and his story.  This approach overlooks the complex convergence of political, economic and social issues that made Obama's election possible, if not inevitable.  Tiz identifies the similarities between the abrupt ascendancy of Obama and mass movements of the past.  She points out that our attraction to charismatic leaders dates back to primitive times when people had faith in magic.

Why Conservatives Love the Founders.  America never had a rock star president until the Obama campaign.  George Washington made very sure no one would suspect him of being an Obama.  Lincoln never claimed to be an Obama.  None of our presidents have paraded themselves as Obamas — not until Obama came along and brought the psychology of self-glorifying narcissism to these shores.  And the Left snapped to and saluted Obama, worshiped at his feet of clay in that ancient and corrupt way that humans have known for millenia.  Are rock stars your idea of an American president?  If so, please go back to school and read a little history.

Obama's Burden of Brightness.  This adulation may cause a serious problem for supporters of the president.  Joe Scarborough pointed this out on his MSNBC program:  "I tell you my biggest fear for Barack Obama, he has been sainted.  He is Saint Barack.  The same mainstream media that tried so desperately to get him elected has engaged in hyperbole, engaged in exaggeration.  They have deified this man. ... They have set up such unrealistic expectations that no politician could meet those expectations."  Scarborough might blame the media for this hyperbole, but they are only willing accomplices.

All Must Love Obama.  In a little over four years, Obama went from being an obscure Illinois State Senator to the most beloved man in the world.  In the year since Obama's election this orgy of adoration has continued unabated with schoolchildren singing his praises, the Nobel Committee bestowing him with its highest honor and National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman calling him the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar.

The Making of a Fuehrer:  When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong.  Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult.  The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent.  A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader.  Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change.

Obama and the Spirit of Antichrist:  [Scroll down]  CNN went so far as to compare Obama's inauguration to the Hajj — the journey by Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, an obligatory pilgrimage that demonstrates their dedication to Allah.  In Des Moines, Iowa, an inaugural parade for Obama included a simulation of the triumphant entry of Christ in which a facsimile of Obama rode upon a donkey.  As the reproduction made its way down the streets, palm branches were handed out to onlookers so that they could wave them like Christ's adorers did in the 21st chapter of Matthew.

Obama's ties to the Nation of Islam:  Jeremiah Wright, Obama's esteemed pastor for 20 years, came out of a Nation background.  Recently he accepted protection from an NOI security detail, and has praised Louis Farrakhan, the NOI's leader, as one of the "giants of the African American religious experience."  Wright's church celebrated Farrakhan for his having "truly epitomized greatness."  Farrakhan himself endorsed Obama, calling him "the hope of the entire world," "one who can lift America from her fall," and even "the Messiah."

Obamamania is making me nauseous.  Don't get me wrong.  I like Barack Obama.  I think he'll be way better as president than the other guy would have been.  Obama is young, smart and inspiring.  New generation of leaders, America's first black head of state, all that.  Wonderful.  But really, the spin and fuss about the new guy's coming inauguration, particularly in Canada, is becoming more than a little nauseating.  Have we no shame?

We Will Not Surrender!  We're not buying the unconstitutional financial, industry and homeowner bailouts for one second; we're not buying amnesty, bilingual education, health care and safety net benefits for illegal aliens that break our laws; we're not buying radical environmental laws that render constitutionally protected property rights non-existent, or lock up millions of acres of land for UN biospheres and wildlife corridors at the expense of all Americans but mostly private landowners; we're not buying national health care that will seriously deteriorate health care in America and add to our national debt; we're not buying proposed or ratified treaties that dilute, diminish or extinguish our sovereignty, (like the Law-of-the-Sea Treaty, or the North American Union), and we are certainly not buying the words of the traitors who promote the one-world-order, over American sovereignty.

President Oxybarama.  This half-Luo tribesman from Hawaii whose African father had no connection whatsoever with the West African ancestors of American slaves, was not imbued, but rather hued, with significance.  His melanin carried the meaning, which is to say that he was judged by the color of his skin rather than the content of his character, in a precise reversal of Martin Luther King Jr's famous phrase.  America's African Americans, who have failed to produce a credible leader in the two generations since the Civil Rights Act of 1965, broke America's last color bar, hailed this carpetbagger as a savior.

Jackie Mason:  People Are Worshipping Obama More Than God.  According to Mason, "Mao Tse Tung wasn't so venerated and people weren't so fearful of disagreeing with him as the Congress of the United States including the Republicans who are afraid to disagree with anything he says or does because they'll be called a racist."

A Nation Tottering Close To Political Idolatry.  With all the fanatical behavior being exhibited, one must stop to ask would this devotion reach such a fever pitch if Obama was White or, even more importantly, conservative?

Obama raises heart rates, lowers expectations.  How dazzling is President Obama?  So dazzling that he didn't merely give a dazzling inaugural speech.  Any old timeserving hack could do that.  Instead, he had the sheer genius to give a flat dull speech full of the usual shopworn boilerplate.  Brilliant!  At a stroke, he not only gently lowered the expectations of those millions of Americans and billions around the world for whom his triumphant ascendancy is the only thing that gives their drab little lives any meaning ... .

Introducing 'Pocket Obama':  Must-have Anthology of Obama Quotes.  Just in case you can't get through a day without some refreshing and uplifting words from the new president, the History Company has created the "Pocket Obama."  This is a tiny, pocket-sized book filled with "quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings."  According to its creators, "It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times."  I kid you not.

An Uneasy Feeling.  I distilled from the press coverage and the crowds and the punditry yesterday that for all too many suddenly a vote for Obama redeems America.  Now, to paraphrase Michelle Obama, for the first time in their lives they are apparently proud of the United States. ... So I am surprised that suddenly the election of a single individual means that we are united, patriotic, proud of America?  Suddenly Okinawa or Antietam, or all those who died at the Argonne, are ours to claim again?

After less than a week in office, Barack Obama's approval rating plunges 15 points.  Barack Obama might have been in office for less than a week, but the euphoria is beginning to wane.  The new President's approval ratings have fallen from a stratospheric 83 percent to a more modest — although still impressive — 68 percent.

Barack fools us.  [Scroll down]  Even so, the people spoke.  A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups.  A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere.  A victory for the cult of the cult.  A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth.  Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

Obama's ratings drop 15 points.  Barack Obama's approval ratings have nosedived by 15 points after only six days in office, according to a new poll.  The Gallup poll shows that reality is setting in for the new US President after the euphoria that greeted his inauguration last Tuesday.  But his ratings still stand at an impressive 68 percent despite the fall.

Obama's Little Red Book.  Well, actually it's blue, but that doesn't diminish the Pocket Obama's creepy resemblance to Mao's Little Red Book. ... What exactly justifies this cultish adoration of a man who hasn't been president for even a week?

Time to Beam Down to Earth, President Obama.  We are already seeing that simplistic polarity was infantile — even if the enthralled media desperately wanted to believe in the mythology. ... Obama should decide quickly whether to beam back down to earth.  If he doesn't, at some point even a sympathetic media won't be able to warn him that his all-too-human actions are beginning to make a mockery of his all too holy sermons.

Obamamania sparks changes.  "Good morning, Barack Obama Elementary School!"  That is what children attending the former Ludlum Elementary in Hempstead, New York have been hearing ever since the local school district board voted unanimously to change the name to honour the United States' first black president.  Barack Obama took office barely 10 days ago, but already schools and streets are being renamed.  In the Hempstead case they didn't even wait until Inauguration Day ... .

Sacred Secularism.  Many folks have pointed out that Barack Obama has been treated by his supporters in and out of the media like a new messiah, the savior, the chosen one.  Many other folks, including me, thought that this was not only sacrilegious but a case of downright overblown rhetorical politics.  Now I'm not so sure.

How Obama Stimulates Feminists.  Barack Obama is the first affirmative action president in our nation's history and the evidence for his being so is overwhelming.  Throughout the course of his rise to the pinnacle of American power, he was benefited time and again from the hand of identity politics.  Obama's fairytale life is a Shangri-la fabricated from society's obsessions with oppression. ... Indeed, he is a beacon of promise for all who covet unearned riches.

The con artists have taken over the asylum.  While the Obama Cabinet choices suggest this is already among the more ethically questionable administrations in modern history, that's not even a particularly big deal in my eyes.  The most disturbing thing going on in America today is the art world's complete and utter totalitarian behavior toward the new president.

Illustration courtesy Chicago Sun-Times
Illustration courtesy Chicago Sun-Times
How many of these temporary plates will be used past the 60 day limit?

State unveils Barack Obama license plates.  Can't get enough of Barack Obama?  How about an Obama license plate?  Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White today unveiled an "Illinois Salutes Barack Obama" temporary license plate, which can be used for 60 days beginning Tuesday.

Obama Worship and the Herd Mentality:  Despite pledges of being an open and ethical administration, and despite Obama's promise of a lobbyist-free administration, we now see a long string of ethically questionable Democrats and lobbyists connected to Obama's past and his present nominated for lucrative jobs within his administration.  Yet there are no complaints from the left, who were so caustic over George W. Bush's ethical failings.  Obama can do no wrong in their eyes.  The transition is remarkable but predictable.

Denver archbishop warns against 'spirit of adulation' surrounding Obama.  Canadians packed St. Basil's Church in Toronto on Monday evening [2/23/2009] to hear Archbishop Charles Chaput speak about how Catholics should live out their faith in the public square.  He warned that in the U.S., Catholics need to act on their faith and be on guard against "a spirit of adulation bordering on servility" that exists towards the Obama administration.

He'll Only Break Your Heart.  I owed it to you to give him a chance.  I watched him.  I listened to him.  I read about him.  And as I learned who he really was and what he really wanted, it became harder and harder for me to bite my tongue.  It was too much to hope that you would see this on your own, and now it's time someone told you what you need to hear.  You hang on his every word.  Each of his silver-tongued pronouncements takes you higher, draws you closer, beckons you to drink deeper.  You want to believe the promises of a better life, of being whisked away to a place where danger can't find you, of a place where your heart can stay intact.  He promises you the world and he gives you something to believe in.

Professor Barack Who?  During the presidential campaign, I alternately ground my teeth and laughed uproariously every time I heard Barack Obama described as a "former professor of constitutional law" on the basis of several years of part-time lecturing at the University of Chicago Law School.  Obama supporters assured us that never had any presidential candidate before Obama been so wise, so learned, so scholarly in his knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

The Celebrity President.  Americans have a long-standing infatuation with celebrities. ... The emergence of Barack Obama marries American popular culture and American politics.  Unfortunately, as a result, mounting evidence suggests that up to this point the general public has disconnected Obama the celebrity from Obama the politician.

Obama:  The Hollow Man.  [Scroll down]  This point may say more about Obama's supporters than the man himself.  His fans — and "fans" is certainly the right word — don't look on him as a manager they've hired to make sure the Department of Housing and Urban Development keeps its graft to a minimum.  They regard him as spiritual leader. ... Political cults of personality are bad for another reason, besides their intellectual shallowness.  They blur the proper distinctions between public and private life. ... The blurring of public and private realms, such as we see in the idolatry of public figures as if they were revered family members or respected religious leaders, is a troubling sign for liberty.

100 days in office, coronated Messiah.  On his 100th day in office, President Obama will be "crowned" in messianic imagery at New York City's Union Square.  Artist Michael D'Antuono's painting "The Truth" — featuring Obama with his arms outstretched and wearing a crown of thorns upon his head — will be unveiled on April 29 at the Square's South Plaza.

Suckers United for Change.  [Scroll down]  Anyone with a single grain of common sense saw right through the man with the postage-stamp sized resume the first day he announced his bid for the presidency.  And as exit polling demonstrated beyond any doubt, Obama voters were so swept-off-their-feet they didn't even know the basic facts about the candidates last year.  They voted with their feelings, their fancies, and their fools' gold blinders.  Were they just old fashioned ninnies?  Or were they actually brainwashed?

Obama criticism shuts down conversation.  If you want to stop a conversation in its tracks, just question something President Barack Obama has said or done.  It's not open to debate — and I don't think that's healthy, for the country or the president. ... One example:  Obama's comment to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," comparing his bowling abilities to someone in the Special Olympics.  Can you imagine the uproar had Bush said that?

St. Paul School wants to change name to Obama.  A St. Paul elementary school has voted to officially change its name to "Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary," pending approval of the school board. ... The Webster school name has been around since the 1880s, even though the current Webster building was built in 1925.  The school is named after statesman Daniel Webster.

An Unhealthy Infatuation With Obama.  [Scroll down slowly]  The infatuation matters because Obama's ambitions are so grand.  He wants to expand health care subsidies, tightly control energy use and overhaul immigration.  He envisions the greatest growth of government since Lyndon Johnson. ... Are his proposals practical, even if desirable?  Maybe they're neither.

Antigua's 'Mount Obama' to be national park.  Antigua plans to do more than just rename its highest peak to honor President Barack Obama.  Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer says his government wants to create Mount Obama Monument and National Park with a new network of hiking trails.

Nearer, My God.  When Gerard Baker a year ago wrote in the Times of London that Barack Obama had "Ventured Forth to Bring Light to the World," it was widely acknowledged to be a clever satire, but this past week we have broken new ground in divinity politics. ... Religious tradition tells us that God created man in His image, but the press has created this God in its image — diverse, multilateral, and nonconfrontational.  He is cool, hip, urbane, and extremely un-Texan.  He is all that the Fourth Estate values in life, and aspires to be in its own private dealings.  He is all it holds dear.

America's Fatal Attraction:  Excuse my mastery of the obvious, but I have to believe the greatest obstacle to America's return to policy sanity is the electorate's cultish adoration of Barack Obama. ... I don't quite understand how people, especially religious people, can place their trust for salvation in a fellow mortal, but history shows they do, and present-day America shows they are. ... The mainstream media are his biggest institutional enablers, drooling over his every utterance, irrespective of his many contradictions, his assaults on the Constitution and our liberties, and his spate of broken promises.

Obama's Top Five Health Care Lies:  President Barack Obama walked into the Oval Office with a veritable halo over his head.  In the eyes of his backers, he could say or do no wrong because he had evidently descended directly from heaven to return celestial order to our fallen world.  Oprah declared his tongue to be "dipped in the unvarnished truth."  Newsweek editor Evan Thomas averred that Obama "stands above the country and above the world as a sort of a God."  But when it comes to health care reform, with every passing day, Obama seems less God and more demagogue, uttering not transcendental truths, but bald-faced lies.

Gathering My Thoughts.  As far as I'm concerned, respecting the office of the president has nothing to do with loving America and everything to do with the man occupying the White House.  The way I see it, it makes no sense to respect a man whom I believe is single-handedly destroying the country simply because he won a beauty contest last November.  Furthermore, I'm getting tired of hearing what a magnificent orator he is.

'We want him to rule all African countries'.  In flip-flops, a faded old T-shirt and ragged trousers, Abraham Laeyea looked the image of Africa's frustrating, dispiriting poverty.  "We like Obama," he said.  "We want him to come and rule all African countries.  He brings hope but we need employment, jobs for the youth."

Even Wide Awake, I'm Having Nightmares.  [President Obama] is doing his best to destroy our industries with Cap and Trade; bankrupt our economy with trillion dollar stimulus bills; bring Cuban-style socialized medicine to America; turn a blind eye to nuclear-armed enemies; fund a criminal organization like ACORN with taxpayer dollars; allow the DNC to take control of the census; threaten to silence the opposition through the so-called Fairness Doctrine; and do everything but fly the hammer-and-sickle from the roof of the White House, and yet let him be photographed holding hands with Michelle and the kids, and millions of us seem ready to give him a "Well done!" and a friendly pat on the back.

Antigua's highest peak renamed 'Mount Obama'.  Antigua's highest mountain officially became "Mount Obama" on Tuesday [8/4/2009] as the small Caribbean nation celebrated the American president on his birthday and saluted him as a symbol of black achievement.

Debate Heats Up Over Renaming Of Dallas Schools.  The debate to rename two Dallas schools after President Barack Obama and newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor is heating up.  Much of the focus has been on the call to add Mr. Obama's name to a much-loved south Dallas school.

Obama and the Cult of Personality:  [George Washington] set the country on a democratic course that would explicitly reject the cult of personality. ... Perhaps for the first time in our history since Washington, the nation's present leader has come to power through the cult of personality, except this time he appears to welcome and encourage the movement surrounding him rather than reject it, as Washington did, in the interests of democracy.  Barack Obama ran a campaign largely based on personal charisma as well as the promise of "change."

The Theological Virtue of Obama.  For quite a while now, there has been an excessive embrace of Obama, sometimes bordering on reverence, from Europeans literally hailing him as their Messiah to schoolchildren singing songs of praise to their dear leader.  Have you seen the Obama "prayer candles?"  How about the crucified Obama? ... To observe Americans putting their "hope" in Obama, and even making Obama hope, is troubling.  Sadly, though, this is a logical, inevitable conclusion of an increasingly secular left that seeks salvation in politics rather than conventional forms of religion.

Do Not Blame Barack.  Contrary to what my title indicates, I probably judge Barack Obama more harshly than most reading this page.  I don't think he is just a misguided ideologue or merely a creature of expediency.  I believe, practically speaking, he is an evil man.  That is to say, while he is largely ignorant like so many others, he has developed an affinity for evil.  He mistakes it for good. ... [But] without millions of fawning Americans, he would just be a community agitator, vainly preaching Alinsky principles from a soapbox.

Michelle Obama, joins Barack, gets action figure.  The toy company that created the Barack Obama action figure has done the same for his wife, Michelle — but don't even think about calling her a sidekick.

Dreams of their Fathers.  The popularity of Barack Obama with the nation's youth is attributable to the success in weaning children from the authority of their parents; Obama acts surrogate.  He's hip, cool (unlike their parents) yet speaks with authority and seeming moral righteousness, it should be pointed out.  Our young desperately seek someone to represent authority and virtue to them; they have been taught to ignore it in their homes, so seek it from celebrities, with Obama tapping into that fundamental need.

He Came, He Saw, He Kowtowed.  It seems Rocco Landesman, the head of the National Endowment for the Arts, didn't get the memo, literally. ... By demonstrating with brazenly self-abasing ignorance that he is wholly Obama's man, Landesman is making it clear that the NEA is completely committed to Obamaism.  There's no need for any more of Mr. Sergant's tacky, Chicago-style pay-to-play.  Self-humiliation sends a far more powerful signal.  No doubt the provincial official has pleased his Caesar.

Video:  A man who is proud to have voted for Obama — several times!

Obama goes from dazzle to drone.  [Scroll down]  By contrast, the point of Barack Obama is to dazzle.  That's why he got all the magazine covers of him emerging topless from the Hawaiian surf, as if his beautifully sculpted pectorals were long-vanished Pacific atolls restored to sunlight after he'd fulfilled his pledge to lower the oceans before the end of his first term.  The squealing Obammyboppers of the media seem to have gotten more muted since those inaugural specials hit the newsstands back in late January.

Obama school proposed.  The Kern High School District on Wednesday morning will hold a public hearing and consider a petition for a new charter school named after the nation's president.  The Barack H. Obama Leadership Academy aims to teach disadvantaged, at-risk teenagers and at the same time provide mental health services and substance abuse treatment, according to the petition.

Obama Becoming More 'Transparent' Every Day.  It's important to recall that Obama was not elected because of his record or personal achievements or the power of his ideas; by those standards, Obama offered very little.  His appeal was to the aesthetic side of politics; his supporters spoke of him, and at times Obama spoke of himself, in almost mythical terms.  He would not only govern well, they believed; he would transform the way politics was practiced.  Mr. Obama was so good, so pure, so very nearly perfect that, as one liberal person I correspond with wrote me, our country did not deserve him.

The Art of Obama Worship.  Campaign posters are discarded like yesterday's newspaper the morning after an election, but not in the case of Obama.  If anything, the demand for posters bearing his image has only grown.

Barack Obama Jr:  Babies named after the US president.  It is hard to imagine a more personal endorsement of a politician than to give your baby his name — after all, a vote takes a moment, a name is for life.  But there is a tradition of Americans reacting to their presidents in this way.  The name Franklin reached its peak of popularity in 1933, when Roosevelt's tenure was beginning.

Obama in dire need of an intervention.  Denial is a river that runs through the White House, where the denizens are in the grip of two major delusions:  One, that the country really wants really expensive big government, and two, that Obama is "sort of like God."

Deadly Triumvirate Destroying America.  [Scroll down]  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us.  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.  The republic can survive a Barack Obama.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

Obama is calculating, organized and evil.  Obama wants control of all of us from cradle to grave.  The trick of any wanna-be dictator is to ride in on the white horse first... seduce the people by attending to contrived and manipulated needs, i.e. health care, jobs and security. ... This is exactly what Hitler did to get voted in, then seduce and distract a nation, while inventing enemies to destroy.  Many German fans, young and old, were robotically obedient, thinking they were doing the right thing.  A nation was destroyed and millions were slaughtered.

When Lame Ducks Attack.  [Scroll down]  Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media to keep the Obamanutz cult alive, at least a few Americans are starting to question both Obama's competency and motives.  While it is in our nature to look for the happy ending and believe that the good guys will ultimately prevail, dismantling a cult is a large-scale project.  There will be no Perry Mason moment in which the truth is revealed about Obama, and the nation comes to its senses.  Directly challenging the true believer makes him dig his heels in deeper.  The one truth about cults or mass movements is that the outcome depends on the character of the leader.  They often end badly.

Obama and the Morning After.  Of course, the press sold Obama like the newest form of crack, getting the public fixated on his every word.  The same media that stalks Angelina and Paris anointed Obama the ultimate celebrity.  And to the addicted masses, entranced by leering reality shows and 24/7 texting, the Obama Show was just another sexually charged extravaganza.  But while reporters behaved like lovesick schoolgirls, Obama's sex appeal wasn't just manufactured by the press.  His handlers carefully crafted his image to seduce and excite.

Are Barack's Followers Mindless Fanatics?
Obama & the Eighty-One Percent True Believers.  Recent polls reveal a giant gap in Obama's approval between parties, with 81% of Democrats approving Barack's job performance, while only 12% of Republicans concur.  Despite unprecedented failure, why do liberals strongly approve Obama's performance?  Barack's hyper-political stance and stunningly inept decisions ought to repulse every patriotic American.

The Art of Obama Worship.  Campaign posters are discarded like yesterday's newspaper the morning after an election, but not in the case of Obama.  If anything, the demand for posters bearing his image has only grown. ... What is striking about these paintings is not their quality, about which the less said the better, but their consistent tone.  They belong to that class of objects known as "devotional art."

Busted! — Obama's Revolution.  There's a fascinating YouTube video that explains exactly how Barack Obama was elected.  It's titled "Obama voters-Brainwashed with Change."  None of those interviewed in this video can articulate exactly what they think Obama stands for other than change.  The voters are black, white, young and old but they all believe that Obama as president will bring a change to the government.

The Name Game:  Obama Beats Bush in School Names.  He has been in the White House 18 months, but President Obama already has seven U.S. schools named after him, far more than his predecessor George W. Bush and a designation that educators say bucks the trend. ... Barack Obama Elementary School in Upper Marlboro, Md., which opened its doors today, became the latest U.S. school to be named after the president.

It is surprising when any new school is named after a Republican, since the public schools are run by unionized leftists.

Barack Obama Elementary Opens in Maryland.  The first school in the D.C. area named after the current president opens Monday morning as the school year begins in Prince George's County.  Barack Obama Elementary School opens its doors in Upper Marlboro, Md., for the first time Monday [8/23/2010].  The school is being touted as being an environmentally friendly "green" school.

Obama's Evolving Image.  Barack Obama's image as president is still in a state of flux.  No previous president put more effort into image formation.  Obama was presented to the country, with his own approval and collaboration, as a religious figure, a prophet for a secular age.  A messiah to match the new millennium, a god-emperor possessing abilities beyond those of average men.  His rhetoric, behavior, and iconography all reflected this — the halos, the church-like lighting, the worshipful descriptions of his followers.

The Obamorons Strike Back.  During the 2008 election campaign I coined the phrase "Obamorons" to describe the uncritical cheerleaders of Obama — the people who would leap to his defense even if he drove a truck over his aged grandmother.  Love-stricken TV host Chris Matthews comes to mind, complete with thrills running up his leg, as does English major Maureen Dowd, lifestyle columnist for the New York Times.  The Times itself is a leading Obamoron outlet.

Lenin, Stalin, Ceausescu, Obama: How Marxist Leaders Conceal Their Pasts.  [Scroll down]  Finally, there is the current tendency to change the U.S. into a glasnost-style monument to its leader.  Below I republish a partial list of institutions and places already named after President Obama:
California:  President Barack Obama Parkway, Orlando; Obama Way, Seaside; Barack Obama Charter School, Compton; Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy, Los Angeles; Barack Obama Academy, Oakland.
Florida:  Barack Obama Avenue, Opa-loka; Barack Obama Boulevard, West Park.
Maryland:  Barack Obama Elementary School, Upper Marlboro.
Missouri:  Barack Obama Elementary School, Pine Lawn.
Minnesota:  Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary, Saint Paul.
New Jersey:  Barack Obama Academy, Plainfield; Barack Obama Green Charter High School, Plainfield.
New York:  Barack Obama Elementary School, Hempstead.
Pennsylvania:  Obama High School, Pittsburgh.
Texas:  Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, Dallas.

Normandy board names new school after Obama.  The Normandy School Board voted unanimously Friday [9/17/2010] to name its new elementary school in Pine Lawn after President Barack Obama.  "If you put all politics aside, he exemplifies the American dream," said School Board President Cozy Marks.

The Editor says...
If you put all politics aside — which Obama never does — he's still an incompetent narcissist with a blank resumé.  And really, if you put all politics aside, no school would be named for Barack H. Obama in a million years.  How well did Obama perform in school?  Nobody knows, because his transcripts have never been made public.

New Chicago high school to be named for Obama.  A new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama will be built near the former site of the Cabrini-Green public housing complex, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today [4/24/2014].  The new high school will be built near the intersection of Division and Halsted streets by Skinner North Classical School.  It will open in fall 2017 with a freshman class of 300 students, adding more students each year to ultimately hold 1,200 students.

Emanuel's Plan to Build Elite 'Barack Obama High School' in an Upscale Chicago Neighborhood Has Parents Enraged.  Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington, DC's school voucher program.  His own Department of Education had concluded that students who received the vouchers benefited from it and improved, but that did not matter a bit. [...] So, Barack Obama's record on education opened to scenes of him siding with the powerful teachers' unions against the powerless children our public schools are supposed to exist to educate.  Barack Obama stood in the doorways of private schoolhouses, keeping poor children out.  His former chief of staff from those days is now Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.  Emanuel's ear is made of even thicker tin than Obama's.  Emanuel announced Thursday [4/24/2014] that he intends to build a selective-enrollment elite public school in one of Chicago's upscale neighborhoods, and he is naming it after one Barack H. Obama.

A parasite named Obama.  [Jason] Bond, a spider expert at the university's Department of Biological Sciences and its Museum of Natural History, discovered several new species of trapdoor spiders in late 2012, and named one of his favorites, "Aptostichus barackobamai" after the president.  It had unique characteristics, Bond said, like Obama.  This week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans for a Barack Obama Preparatory High School to open in fall 2017.  There are already schools, and roads, and even a mountain in Antigua, with the sitting president's name.

Bill Encourages Schools To Teach About Racial Significance Of Obama's Presidency.  A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama's presidency.

Michelle Obama, all dolled up.  If you happen to be a Michelle Obama fan with $195 burning a hole in your pocket, the Franklin Mint has something for you.  The seller of gold coins, Princess Diana dolls and Elvis heirlooms has released the "Michelle Obama Official White House Portrait Doll" for, you guessed it, $195.

Union leader resorts to blasphemy for the sake of politics:
AFL-CIO official:  Jesus couldn't do anything more than Obama has done.  If you thought liberals stopped admiring President Barack Obama as the Messiah, think again.  In an October 15th piece about union membership's lack of enthusiasm for the 2010 campaign, the Associated Press interviewed Herb Johnson, secretary-treasurer of the Missouri AFL-CIO.

The Editor says...
If you belong to a union that is a subsidiary of the AFL-CIO, ask yourself this question:  Do you really want to be part of an organization whose leadership equates Barack Obama with God himself?  If you say, "He was only kidding," do you really want to be part of an organization whose leaders will say anything to win an election?

Obama's Screaming Meemies May Be A Recording.  Obama is talking to his sheeple — back on the campaign trail.  The only thing he knows how to do is campaign.  He was doing it here in the west this week but it is always the same old story and lies.  They always fill the audience with his union supporters and other special interests that will scream and cheer on cue at his every word.  I am almost convinced that the screaming and cheering is a recording that they put on the videos.  It is just so silly to hear this screaming and cheering after every statement, when he has said absolutely nothing.  He tells them that "undocumented workers" will get free healthcare and they all scream and cheer, why?

Rev. Obama's Revival Meeting.  To the untrained eye, the University of Arizona ceremony appeared to be a well-meaning memorial service visited by a somber president attempting to heal the nation.  However, to an educated onlooker, the event closely resembled a tent revival run by a hypster whose pious pontificating was more about furthering a political agenda than consoling the aggrieved.  Was I the only one who recognized that when Obama entered the packed stadium, all that was missing was a donkey and palm branches?

Jesus And Obama Tie In Recent Poll.  Who are the role models for today's 13-17 year olds?  That's the question recently posed by Barna Group in his annual YouthPoll.  The way youths answer this question has great import.  According to the study, ["]Teenagers' preferences and tastes greatly influence America's cultural identity.  The people teenagers look up to as their role models matter a great deal in determining the shape and substance of the next generation of churchgoers, consumers and citizens.["]  Youth were not permitted to identify their parents as role models.  Yet, family members were still listed as the chief role models by 37% of respondents.
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State monitor orders Asbury's Barack Obama School closed.  The state fiscal monitor who oversees financial operations in the school district Thursday morning [3/17/2011] closing of the Barack H. Obama Elementary School as of July 1.  Students next year will go to the district's two other more modern elementary schools — Thurgood Marshall on the east side and Bradley on the west side.

Obama — a name synonymous with low achievement and soaring costs.
Obama school set to close.  The Barack H. Obama Elementary School in Asbury Park, New Jersey will close its doors July 1st because of low academic achievement and declining enrollment in the district's schools, according to a release from the Asbury Park State Fiscal Monitor's office.

The Fukushima 50 and the White House Cipher:  [Scroll down]  In another time, people would already be chiseling the name of such an inept leader off all official tablets to hide from history his having reached such an exalted place.  As it is, perhaps we will have to settle for the unmaking of all the acts and legislation undertaken in his name.  Already in Asbury Park, N. J., one of the first schools named for him has been shut down.  It was an elementary school where the community spent $36,000 per pupil only to get low test scores in return.  Somehow it seems fitting.

Obama Re-Election and the Cult of Personality:  The cult of personality can be best summed up as:  a country's leader using the mass media, staged public events and government assets to create an idealized and celebratory public image often through unquestioning flattery and praise as well as outwardly sincere empathy with the populace.  This term in connection with Barack Obama was first brought up in 2008 campaign by the Hillary Clinton supporters and notable left-wing commentators such as Paul Krugman in the New York Times in reaction to the tactics of the Obama campaign and the adulation of the media.

Orlando Unveils Barack Obama Parkway.  On the same day President Barack Obama will visit Orlando, the city unveiled the first part of a roadway project named after him.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony that showcased President Barack Obama Parkway, near the Mall at Millenia.

Obama is better than you.  The administration is downplaying the revelation that the State Department blew $70,000 in taxpayer cash buying copies of President Obama's books.  As first reported in The Washington Times, the purchase was meant to "engage key audiences in discussions of foreign policy."  It's another uncomfortable reminder of the degree to which those who surround Mr. Obama feel it necessary to bathe him in adulation.

Obama flag courtesy Don Van Beck
Photo courtesy Don Van Beck.
American flag with President Obama's image sparks outrage at Florida Democrats.  An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."  Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans.  But merely taking it down wasn't enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.

Dems entangled in Obama flag flap.  President Obama's face in place of stars on an American flag flying at Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Tavares irked a group of veterans on Tuesday [3/13/2012], who found themselves engaged in a verbal confrontation and the threat of police action when they requested the flag be taken down.  The matter was resolved peacefully when Democratic party officials removed the flag.

Obama flag flies again.  In 2008, someone in Seattle decided to make a buck by peddling Obama flags, American flags with the image of The Won replacing the stars.  I guess his image alone represents the 57 states.  The Democratic Party in Lake County, Florida, bought one and now, in the final year of Barack Obama's presidency, the Flag of the Obamanation has created a stir.

The Obama Spangled Banner.  We're getting a lot of e-mail about a faceplant from the Democratic Party in Lake County, Florida, which decided to run a little Obama worship up the flagpole to see who'd salute.  Not veterans in the local community, who dragged the media out to the Democratic headquarters to make sure they reported on the altered flag they flew. .... It's one thing for someone to go to the trouble of producing that flag, but another level of cluelessness to actually fly it — and especially at the party's HQ.  It demonstrates a deep disconnect between the Democratic Party leadership and the people they claim to represent.

Remember, this flag was flown at the Democratic Party Headquarters.
The Obama Spangled Banner.  We're getting a lot of e-mail about a faceplant from the Democratic Party in Lake County, Florida, which decided to run a little Obama worship up the flagpole to see who'd salute.  Not veterans in the local community, who dragged the media out to the Democratic headquarters to make sure they reported on the altered flag they flew. .... It's one thing for someone to go to the trouble of producing that flag, but another level of cluelessness to actually fly it — and especially at the party's HQ.  It demonstrates a deep disconnect between the Democratic Party leadership and the people they claim to represent.

'American Idol': Worship Obama, Not Jesus Christ.  Contestant Elise Testone on Fox's fading pop star showcase "American Idol" sang a duet of sorts with Obama this week as part of her cover performance of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together."  Just imagine anything of the sort being done with former President George W. Bush.  Impossible, we know.  But now word is out that a spiritual "Idol" wannabe has been told in no uncertain terms by the producers not to sing the praises of Jesus Christ, according to The Daily News.

Michelle: Barack 'brought us out of the dark, into the light'.  First lady Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail again Tuesday [4/17/2012], preaching the Gospel of Barack and telling a Nashville fundraiser that the nation is lucky to have him at the helm.  "We are so blessed to have him.  We are so blessed," she said to applause.  The reason:  "This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light."

Do We Have a Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leader in the White House?  Remember the Obama praise songs that teachers taught their students to sing in grade school?  Remember those that swooned over Obama in his first campaign for the Presidency?  Remember those that fainted?  Remember those that proclaimed that the Messiah had arrived?  One has to ask if this over adoration is healthy.  Is this how we usually regarded our Presidents?

Michelle Campaign E-Mail: Barack's Your Husband, Too.  The Obama campaign has sunk to a new low.  Today, Michelle Obama sent an email to the entire campaign list, titled "Being married to Barack."  It is precisely what you'd expect:  maudlin and ridiculous.

The First Lady's Curious Theology.  The theology of the Bible makes two things very clear.  One is that angels are superior in every way to man, the other is that no angel in Old or New Testament ever allowed themselves to be worshipped.  Most of them claimed to be messengers or servants of the Lord and abruptly halted any attempt to worship them.  No Christian who has seen these examples would suspend the lessons taught by these examples and then worship a man, even if he is a sitting U.S. President.  In the one instance where a crowd was allowed to worship an orator after he delivered a speech, that orator (Herod) was stricken by an angel of the Lord and fell down dead.

The Editor says...
Barack Obama calls himself a Christian, but if that were true, he would have heard of Herod's story long ago, and would not put himself in the same position.

Read more:  Is Obama a Christian?

Obama versus Jesus: Black Christians Must Decide.  A poll claims that Romney will receive zero percent of the black vote.  Well, if the poll proves correct, it means that a vast majority of black voters are ignorant of the truth... or else they're racist.  Black Christians who vote for Obama knowing his crimes against Christianity and biblical principles have chosen to worship the idol of racial loyalty over their discipleship to Jesus Christ.  Pure and simple. [...] Incredibly, some blacks have completely forsaken their Christianity for Obama.  A fellow PK (preacher's kid) said her parents recently changed their stance on same-sex marriage in support of their black president.  I find this remarkable.

Obama Cult of Personality Dominates DNC.  The Obama cult of personality dominates the Democratic National Convention to such a large extent that it has replaced the donkey, the traditional symbol of the Democratic Party — which is nowhere to be seen in Charlotte.

Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama.  The Obama campaign has launched its "For All" campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama.  Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters.

The U.S. of O.:  Yesterday we had some fun at the expense of the Obama campaign's latest effort to attract voters whose age and IQ are both in the 18 to 29 range.  The campaign instructed its followers to write messages on their right hands then upload to Facebook or Twitter photos of themselves pledging allegiance to the Dear Leader.  The hashtag, #forall, echoes the final words of the real Pledge of Allegiance.

An Obama Revelation: Supporters Marking Their Right Hands.  The Obama campaign recently asked its followers to write messages on their right hands and, with their hands pressed over their hearts, pledge their allegiance to Obama by posting these pictures on Twitter or Facebook.  A number of celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Alba complied.  Of course, for those who are not part of the Obama cult, such actions, as well as the very request, are creepy.  The act seems more an expression of quasi-religious adoration of and not just political support for Obama.  But for one who has read the New Testament closely, the actions are much more ominous.

Obama's Creepy Cult of Personality.  Last week, the Obama campaign started selling a refashioned American flag with its logo replacing the stars, and then urged Americans to pledge allegiance to Barack.  Did we just wake up in Mao's China?

A short visual history of the creepy Obama cult.

Obama Campaign Quietly Ditches Faux Flag.  The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama's "O" symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35.  The image was tasteless at best.

Book compares Obama to Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King.  The book's thesis is that Obama is not just the 43rd president of the United States.  Much more than that, he's an apostle akin to Martin Luther King, Jr. or even Jesus Christ.

Democrats Better Start Soul Searching.  It is in the nature of personality cults to fail at most things beyond generating and disseminating propaganda.  This inability is the result of two things.  First, the personality's popularity is not results-driven.  Since adoration hasn't been earned by achievement but by the advent of charisma, why kill yourself trying to get results.

Obama Gets a Fish Named After Him.  A new species of fish was recently discovered, and it's been named after Barack Obama.  The Bulletin of Alabama Museum of Natural History revealed four presidents and a vice president have had their names given to recently identified fish.

The Year of "Our Savior" Obama.  The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office.

CNN reporter writes letter to Santa Claus every single day for four years.  Wait, no, not Santa Claus.  What's the name of the other jolly fellow who hands out free toys and candy to everyone as if by magic, and only the emotionally stunted believe in him?  Oh yeah, that's right:  President Barack Obama.  I had never heard of Tom Foreman before today, but that's only because he's on CNN.

Obama's Speeches are Chilling.  [Adolf Hitler] was, quite likely, the greatest orator of the 20th century.  Here in the 21st  century, we have another great orator.  He, too has to power to move his listeners to act while disregarding consequences.  He, too, has worshipers — some who even refer to him as "Lord and Master."  His Name is Barack Hussein Obama.  And he is President of the United States of America.

CBS's Pelley Hails Trilogy of Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy and Now Barack Obama.  Does journalistic insistence on catapulting President Barack Obama into historic greatness and relevance know no bounds?

Obama Fizzles Out.  In 2009 Newsweek editor Evan Thomas summed up the MSM adoration of Obama when he said, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above — above the world, he's sort of God."  The god-factor resulted in a de facto "don't ask don't tell" pact between Obama and the media.  The media didn't ask Obama to detail his hope and change and he didn't tell.  Gods don't have to explain themselves.

MSNBC Contributor Michael Eric Dyson: Eric Holder 'Is The Moses Of Our Time'.  In an elaborate effort to exonerate the members of President Barack Obama's Justice Department of any wrongdoing in relation to the scandal surrounding the sweeping subpoenas of the communications records of journalists, an MSNBC panel implied that the administration was the subject of persecution.  During the discussion, MSNBC contributor and Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson said that Attorney General Eric Holder, himself a victim of an elaborate right-wing effort to smear him, is "the Moses of our time."

Chris Matthews: Obama Has Literally Never Done Anything Wrong.  Chris Matthews, thy delusion knows no bounds.  In a month where the veritable pileup of scandals resembles an especially bad freeway car accident — indeed, on the heels of the PRISM revelation — Matthews maintains that President Obama is as close to a perfect person as we've seen, potentially since Christ.

San Fernando Valley School Named After Michelle Obama.  School board members have approved a plan to rename a San Fernando Valley elementary school after First Lady Michelle Obama.  Los Angeles Unified board members voted unanimously Tuesday [6/18/2013] to name Valley Region Elementary School No. 13 after Mrs. Obama.

Mother uploads video of little boy appearing to pray to the President.  A little boy's prayer for President Barack Obama has sparked the ire of conservatives after his mother videoed her son on his knees and uploaded it to YouTube. [...] 'You are good, Barack Obama.  You are great and when you get older you will be able to do great things.  Love, Steven,' the boy concludes as he throws his arms into the air and screams, 'Barack Obama!'  However, the reaction posted online to the YouTube video has been massively negative, with many interpreting the prayer as a sign that the president is being idolized.

A Puzzled Ed Schultz Marvels: 'It Amazes Me That People Don't Love Obama'.  A perplexed Ed Schultz on Friday [9/13/2013] couldn't fathom why Americans have failed to "love Obama."  The MSNBC anchor highlighted a new poll showing that the President only has a 45 percent approval rating.  Schultz marveled, "I just cannot believe this number.  Seriously."

Obama's Journey from Arrogance to Incompetence.  When he ran for the presidency, it was Barack Obama who never put limits on his criticisms of others.  He spoke as if the problems of the world would disappear with two events:  the removal from office of his predecessor and his arrival as president of the United States.  Even in a profession not known for attracting modest individuals, Mr. Obama's arrogance set him apart.  In 2008 his campaign aides referred to him as the "black Jesus."

Lois Lerner's Former FEC Colleague Has Emails Go Missing Too.  The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner's — hindering an investigation into Sands' partisan political activities, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. [...] One of Sands' tweets, from June 4, 2012 read "I just don't understand how anyone but straight white men can vote Republican.  What kind of delusional rhetorical [sic] does one use?"  Sands is a black female.  "Dear every single Republican ever, When will U learn that Barack Hussein Obama is simply smarter than U?  Stand down, Signed #Obama2012 #p2," Sands wrote on May 1, 2012.  In a message from Aug. 25, 2012, Sands called Republicans her "enemy."

A rodeo clown makes fun of Obama, and immediately loses his job.

Derisive mockery of Obama leads to termination.  The Missouri State Fair has banned for life a rodeo clown who wore a Barack Obama mask during a bull-riding competition and suggested that "Obama" might be run down by an angry bull.  "Hey, I know I'm a clown," the still-unidentified performer said.  "He [Obama] is just running around acting like one.  Doesn't know he is one."

Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns.  The Missouri State Fair will force rodeo clowns to complete sensitivity training after a clown mocked President Obama in a stunt one spectator likened to a Ku Klux Klan rally.  The fair's commission also approved a lifetime ban on the offending clown.  The controversy began on Saturday [8/10/2013] at the fair in Sedalia.

The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president.  The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama's face and mocked with the crowd:  Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama?  The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president.

Republican congressman invites 'Obama rodeo clown' to Texas.  A Texas Republican congressman has invited a rodeo clown who has been banned from the Missouri State Fair for a mocking depiction of President Obama to perform in his district.  Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative whose rural district stretches east of Houston, said he was extending the invitation and defending the clown because liberals "want to crush dissent by isolating and polarizing anyone who questions Obama."

The White House Thinks Terrifying Overreaction to Rodeo Clown Appropriate.  A silly controversy surrounding a Missouri rodeo clown's decision to don a mask of President Barack Obama before taunting bulls to attack him — a traditional practice in American rodeo culture — became frighteningly serious on Wednesday [8/14/2013].  Rather than push back against the overwrought response from some Obama supporters, offended by the mockery of the president, the White House has tacitly condoned their response.  Clown-gate is no longer a laughing matter.

Rep. Stockman invites Obama rodeo clown to perform in Texas.  A conservative Texas lawmaker is inviting a rodeo clown banned from the Missouri state fair to perform in the Lone Star State instead.  Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) says that the unidentified rodeo clown and his colleagues have been unfairly targeted by liberals "to create a climate of fear."  He invited them to come perform at a fair in his southeastern Texas district instead.

GOP Congressman Invites Obama Rodeo Clown to Texas.  Representative Steve Stockman (R., Texas) has issued an invitation to the unnamed rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask while performing at a fair in Missouri. [...] He blasted the critics of the rodeo clown for "ordering citizens into reeducation classes for mocking a liberal leader," and added that "Liberals have targeted this man for personal destruction to create a climate of fear."

Save the President from the Clowns: Bring Back Lese-Majeste!  By now all America has heard of the national tragedy that occurred in Missouri.  A rogue rodeo clown insulted the dignity of our princeps civitatis, I mean, President of the United States, at the Missouri State Fair. [...] Never before has our Republic faced such a threat to our leader or our national future.  Never before has the dignitas of our leading citizen been so violently attacked.

NAACP ripped for demanding federal probe of rodeo clown dressed as Obama.  Calls by the Missouri chapter of the NAACP for a federal investigation into a rodeo clown who donned a President Obama mask at the state fair last week are misguided and hypocritical, a Texas Republican congressman told on Thursday.  U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, who has invited the clown who wore the mask to perform in Texas, said the request for probes into the incident by the Justice Department and Secret Service are "silly" and should be ignored.

Limbaugh: Outrage over rodeo clown same as Muslim reaction to Muhammad toon.  Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the recent uproar over a [Missouri] rodeo clown wearing a President Obama mask during a bull-riding event, saying that it's "no different than those countries reacting freakishly when there were cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad," first reported.  "It is as though President Obama is a messiah or is a god," he said, "and this little thing that happened at the Missouri State Fair is a defamation, a denunciation, almost a religious sacrilege that took place."

Dem. Guest Tells Fox: NAACP 'Jumped the Shark' on Rodeo Clown.  Appearing on Fox News Thursday morning [8/15/2013], Democratic analyst Jehmu Greene told host Martha MacCallum and conservative radio host Lars Larson that the NAACP had gone too far in calling for a Secret Service investigation of the Missouri State Fair rodeo clown incident.  "The NAACP has jumped the shark on this one," Greene said.  "They do really great work in communities around the country.  But this is — I agree with you, Lars — it's ridiculous."

It's A Rodeo Clown, People, And Clowns Too Have Rights.  Rodeo clowns have been making fun of presidents for decades.  Has everyone forgotten the incident at a Philadelphia rodeo in 1994, where a clown used a dummy with a George H.W. Bush mask to taunt a bull that subsequently impaled the dummy and sent the mask flying?  No one was fired.  But now, the screaming has begun from the progressive lynch mob over a rodeo clown in Missouri doing the same thing wearing an Obama mask.  These incidents may be in bad taste, but it's what freedom entails.

Dog the Wag.  In "Beyond Good and Evil," Nietzsche observed that "a man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play."  Such might be the credo of the professional clown.  Yes, the professional clown.  If it never occurred to you to think of clowning as a full-blown "profession," that makes two of us.  Reader, prepare to be educated.

Clowning Around.  You can bet your bottom dollar that if the nefarious Missouri clown had come across an equally cartoonish mask of George W., he would have performed the same bit with the bulls as he did with the Obama mask.  And Republicans would have laughed!  Or if they booed, it would have been a laughing, good-natured sort of booing.  Vaclav Havel (if my memory is correct) wrote on how the inability of a powerful leader to laugh at himself was both the sure sign of decadence, corruption, and incapacity, as well as a sign that he was on his way out, if only in the eye of the public.

Send in the Clowns.  [Scroll down]  In fact, the rodeo clown incident so ticked off the true believers in their secular messiah that it sent them into Paula Deen syndrome.  Once again, someone perceived to have offended leftist sensibilities became a target for complete destruction.  The left and the NAACP are actually calling for a federal investigation of the clown for "inciting violence against President Obama."  Yes, as a commentator at The Examiner points out, that would be the same left "who made movies depicting the assassination of President George W. Bush, who hanged Sarah Palin in effigy, whose messiah mocked her as a pig with lipstick, [and who are now] destroying the life of this man and his associates."

How a Missouri Rodeo Became a Phony Scandal.  If an eccentric, liberal, nudist musician had not attended a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair a week ago Saturday, the world would be a slightly happier place.  The State Fair would not have banned rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling for life.  The NAACP would not have asked the Secret Service to investigate Tuffy for a "hate crime."  His clown colleagues would not have been dispatched to sensitivity training.  And race tension nationwide would not have ratcheted up another notch.

Missouri's History Of Attacking Dissent.  Missouri has a history of persecuting its residents for disagreement with Barack Obama.  Clowngate isn't the first assault against free speech.  Let's review.

Rodeo clown Tuffy Gessling: Someone threatened to burn my house down.  The controversial rodeo clown banned for life from the Missouri State Fair for wearing a President Obama mask and mocking that a bull should run him down spoke out Monday about the death threats and fallout since the incident.  "I've had one lady spit in my face, called me a dirty name, spit in my face and walked off," Tuffy Gessling told KCTV 5 News.  "I've had somebody threaten to run me over.  One of them wanted to burn the house down," he added.

Controversial rodeo clown speaks out after death threats.  [Tuffy] Gessling's antics drew angry rebukes from politicians, a lifetime ban from the Missouri State Fair and more personal hits than he ever faced in the ring.  "I've had one lady spit in my face — called me a dirty name, spit in my face and walked off," Gessling said.  And he says there have been five death threats.

The Obama Highway — one of many!

Should I-20 be named the Barack Obama Freeway?  Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) has proposed a bill that names Interstate 20 between Dowdy Ferry Road and Mountain Creek Parkway as the President Barack Obama Freeway.  The bill — SB 1510 — will be considered in a public hearing before the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Monday April 6 at the Capitol.

Testimony Against Naming Freeway After Barack Obama.  Choosing this name for the freeway does not reflect the values of the Texans that will drive on it.  President Obama did not carry the state of Texas.  His extreme liberal views on the issues of Life, Taxes, and Global Government are not shared by the majority of Texans.

YCT Oppose Barack Obama Freeway Bill (SB 1510).  "We should be naming highways after people who have done things for Texas, not Chicago machine politicians trying to do things to Texas," said Laura Elizabeth Morales, Senior Vice Chairman of YCT [Young Conservatives of Texas].

Texas Lawmakers Propose Renaming Interstate Highway After Obama.  [Senator Royce] West's measure attempts to bypass current laws which state that Texas freeways are named only in honor of 'deceased people,' and only people who 'were significant in the state's history, or in the lives of people in this state.'  Opponents, like Laura Elizabeth Morales of the Young Conservatives of Texas, joked that any road named after Obama should be a toll road, with tolls that 'increase with a driver's income.'

The Prospect of Variable Toll Collection on the Obama Highway.  Laura Elizabeth Morales has humorously suggested that if there is to be a highway named after Mr. Obama, it should be a toll road.  (I would suggest perhaps a toll road that runs headlong into an inescapable abyss, a black hole, or an enormous pit of quicksand.)  Ms. Morales further suggested that the toll should "increase with a driver's income."  That's an amusing quip, but upon further consideration, such a system is not impossible.

New Road To Bear President Obama's Name.  Is it too soon to name a road after President Barack Obama?  A new road being built through Orlando will have his name.

Road Built By Stimulus Money Named "Barack Obama Parkway".  Orlando leaders made President Barack Obama Parkway the first road under construction in the nation named after our 44th president, and surely one of the few in history to be named after a sitting president in his first term.

A New Twist in the Obama Cult of Personality.  It should be noted that the Orlando parkway will be the sixth road named (or renamed) after our God-like president by officials, severely infected with the Obama virus.  The others are...

Obama's Mean Streets: Crime wave on Obama Way, Barack Obama Boulevard.  A battery assault was reported to have occurred at 6:54 p.m. on the evening of February 22 in the 1600 block of Broadway Avenue, aka Obama Way, in Seaside, Calif.  The alleged assault comes on the heels of two reported thefts along Delmar Boulevard, aka Barack Obama Boulevard, in St. Louis, Mo.

'Obama Blvd.' Crime Update.  There have been 12 crimes on Barack Obama Boulevard in St. Louis, MO, over a recent 9-day span.  Between August 25 and September 3, there were nine thefts, two robberies, and one incident of breaking and entering.  In addition, one registered sex offender resides on Obama's honorary highway, according to

President for life?

All the adulation (noted in the subsection immediately above) can lead to dangerous consequences, and it would, if Congressman Jose Serrano had his way.  This just goes to show that liberals are out of step with the American mainstream.

If Obama Needs 'Third Term,' as MSNBC Analyst Suggests, He's in Trouble.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must be thrilled about this:  "If you are President Barack Obama and you want to be a transformational president, getting to that transformational stage sometimes requires you get a third term," NBC News Senior Politics Editor Mark Murray submitted amid a sleepy Monday [5/5/2014] segment packed with idle speculation about the 2016 election cycle.  "People in the White House, and President Obama, I am sure they would love to have a third or fourth term," Murray continued.

Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion'.  At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws.  "Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion.  He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion," Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws.

Liberal law prof: Obama's unconstitutional power grabs are creating a "very dangerous and unstable system".  Show of hands:  Who thinks Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi will keep Obama in line?  Before you answer, note that leading amnesty shill Luis Gutierrez argued at this same hearing that, if anything, Obama should have a freer hand so that he can go about unilaterally legalizing the illegals Gutierrez has been effectively representing in Congress for years.  That's what's left of Democratic opposition to the imperial executive.

WaPo Op-Ed Urges Letting Obama Run for a Third Term so Senate Will "Fear Him".  Four more years.  10 trillion more dollars in debt.  And by the end of it, we'll have a nuclear war in the Middle East and mandates forcing you to buy everything from electric cars to Michelle Obama's trademark Soy and Asphalt pie.

No Uncertain Terms.  On Wednesday [11/27/2013] we observed that it's hard for a political humorist to keep up with the real-life absurdities of the Obama crowd.  To illustrate the point, along comes Jonathan Zimmerman, a historian at New York University, with an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that we need to repeal the 22nd Amendment.  Now of course the way this was supposed to work was that Obama would be such an amazing president that he would come to seem indispensable.

Presidential term limits:  necessary and right, or bad for democracy?  In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman, a history and education professor at New York University, says deciding whether a president deserves a third, fourth or more terms should be left to the American people, not the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which placed a two-term limit on the position.

End presidential term limits.  Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected.  Thanks to term limits, though, they've got little to fear.  Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all.

Washington Post: Repeal presidential term limits.  As President Obama faces a small revolt within his own party, a Washington Post op-ed is calling for the United States to end presidential term limits and allow him to run again in 2016.  "Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him," writes New York University Jonathan Zimmerman professor of history and education.  "Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves."

New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits.  New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency.  The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.

Dem House Proposal Would Allow Obama to Run For More Than 2 Terms.  Before you take up arms against the government, keep in mind this has been proposed before in 2011 and died in committee.  It would have to get two-thirds support in both houses, including our radical right-wing hostage House of Representatives, and after that, three-quarters of the states would have to ratify it, or 38 states, which is nearly impossible.

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Or Obama could bypass the Congress and implement it himself, which is entirely possible.  It's worth noting that some Congressmen are willing to introduce bills which have no hope of passing, thus wasting everyone's time.  A law of this sort would require an amendment to the Constitution.  The only reason a Congressman might introduce such a futile bill is if he or she knows the Constitution has been ignored and bypassed for so long that anything goes.

Proposed repeal of the 22nd Amendment.  Introduced by Rep. Jose Serrano [D, NY].

Democrat Proposes Repealing 22nd Amendment on Presidential Term Limit.  This bill was introduced into the Judiciary Committee on January 6 (first day of the 111th Congress) and has no co-sponsors.  Before anyone starts freaking out, remember that a bill such as this must first make it out of committee, then be passed by two-thirds of the House and Senate, then be passed by three-fourths of the States before actually happening.  Regardless, this simply goes to show that the minority party or individual (the smallest minority there is) should always have their rights respected so as to provide a check against the majority.

Hail King Obama:  President for life.  As Inauguration Day approaches and Barack Obama prepares to assume his first term as president, some in Congress are hoping to make it possible for the Democrat to not only seek a second term in office, but a third and fourth as well.  The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary is considering a bill that would repeal the Constitution's 22nd Amendment prohibiting a president from being elected to more than two terms in office.

King of America!  And you wondered why this country is in the shape it is in today!  The sheer idiocy of such a move is breath taking.  But as long as we Americans continue to elect these clowns to lead us in the Congress, and in the office of President, this is the kind of country we will continue to have, until it implodes as it has nearly done in the past few weeks.

Getting started on term #2...
Obama in perpetual campaign, Barbour says.  It's no coincidence President Obama has traveled to key swing states to push his massive stimulus measure, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday.  Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Obama's recent travel is an indication that the new president is already running for reelection.

And term #3...
Limbaugh:  Obama planning third term.  Rush Limbaugh stirred up some trouble today [6/30/2009] when he suggested Obama might have his sights on a third term:  "You have to wonder if Obama is just trying to lay a foundation for not being a hypocrite when he tries to serve beyond 2016.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if in the next number of years there is a move on the 22nd Amendment, which term limits the President of the United States."

What If It Happened Here?  Suppose, from a purely hypothetical standpoint, the crisis in Honduras was mimicked in the United States?  A fictional American president, lacking the votes in Congress and the judicial nod from the Supreme Court, circumvents the constitutional process and holds an illegal national referendum to repeal the 22nd Amendment — thus infinitely extending his potential for reelection.  The obvious legislative differences between the United States and Honduras aside, reactions would be nearly identical.  Members of the Armed Forces take a solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution," not to a specific individual.

100 minutes in the life of Muammar Gaddafi.  [Scroll down]  "Terrorism is not just al-Qaida, it takes many forms."  In case the point was lost on anyone, he tore up his copy of the UN rule book.  Having thus abused and alienated 99.99% of the world's top diplomats, he suddenly changed tack, heaping praise and devotion on the one man he appears to respect.  "Now the black man doesn't have to sit in the back of the bus, the American people made him president and we are proud of that.  We would be happy if Obama stayed president of America forever."

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