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Dear Jimmy, 

              Writing from the U.S.A.

I’ve used Wikipedia countless times and recommended it to many friends as well.  So . . . the natural question is WHY am I NOT contributing at this time?  In a nutshell, the answer is that I love 92% of Wikipedia content, but know for a fact that at least 8-9% is deliberately made up and maintained untrustworthy.  What do I mean?  I mean that it is verifiably slanted toward bucking up popular left-wing causes rather than showing high-fidelity toward verifiable truth.  I’ve talked to many friends and associates who, like me conclude that Wikipedia does NOT allow any factual contributions that belie left-wing  “truths”  whose science or history is “already decided and beyond controversy.”  I’ve had six entire contributions items of this nature disappear from Wikipedia out of 13 or so contributions to these six items.

For now, two items illustrating what I mean are 1) my information on Greenland which Wikipedia has totally rejected in favor of the LIE that Greenland was never GREEN even during the 300 year Medieval Optimum:   I refer you to the dvd from the Little Ice Age, Big Chill which shows real science in operation as well as real history which is apparently NOT GOOD ENOUGH for because it’s about 88% out-of-sync with leftist politics and their desire to create worldwide carbon taxation which, naturally enough requires pretty much a totalitarian state to efficiently pull off . . . and 2) The fact that Wikipedia used to have contributions on global-warming and climate-change(haven’t looked at them over the last seven years) which reinforce the LIE that “99% of reputable scientists back this claim.  I could off-hand refute that contention with 15 or 16 facts.  I refer you to:  IF the 99% figure were accurate, in America alone 3,148,700 scientists would have weighed in backing global warming with 902,900 of them holding doctorate degrees . . . not to mention the important fact for anyone who respects science . . . that consensus has absolutely no import in science . . . ZERO import.  I think you need to have one article and only one article on the subject:  “The Global Warming Controversy.”

Here’s a quick rundown/outline of crucial arguments against the VALIDITY of global warming conjecture.  And, Jimmy, IF you know anything about science and have any respect for it . . . you appreciate the fact that like consensus . . . even 100% validity in most cases proves nothing as far as ultimate truth.  As Aristotle, the man who literally invented logic with his square of logical opposition, told us . . . IF all the premises themselves are true; and the argument is entirely valid, then and only then can we say that truth has been shown.  OK, a brief “hit list” suggesting strongly that global-warming is what we Americans call “B.S.”

1.        The hottest 300 year period in the last 2,500 years (the Medieval Optimum was deliberately omitted from the calculations.

2.       The Little Ice Age that followed the Medieval Optimum, was totally included naturally enough since its inclusion appears to weigh heavily for the theory of man-caused global warming.

3.       In the November, 2009 revelation by many British newspapers of a conspiracy to push the global warming narrative which was named “Climate Gate”; and was based upon some 786,000 e-mails and documents, I believe, your CRU (Climate Research Unit) in Cardiff and the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change were implicated for pseudo-science at best and a conspiracy to silence dissenting valid facts and opinion and sway the world of the university and scientific magazines in doing so.

4.       In particular the narrative supporting the “hockey-stick” phenomena was totally debunked.

5.       Don’t many of you in Britain call militant environmentalists “Mean-Greenies” and/or dyed-in-the-wool statist politicos “Watermelons” “Green on the outside; but red or pink on the inside”) denoting the desire of ultra-socialist and even communist interests to take advantage of the “need for” ever-expanding government and ever-diminishing individual freedoms in order to tax carbon?

6.       Here in the United States the chief proselytizers of the politics of Global-Warming were the same people (John Holdren, for instance, President Obama’s “Green Czar) who from 1972 - 1977 were all over the newspapers and magazines (especially our Time Magazine) pushing the imminent probability of “GLOBAL COOLING?”  And most importantly this group was pushing (in college texts) all sort of draconian population control measures including but not limited to:  forced abortions; forced sterilizations; sterilization agents in the public drinking water; and even policies akin to the Red Chinese now-discredited one-child per family law which among other problems, has thrown the normal gender ratio all out of whack!

7.       And most obviously, all the dire predictions of Al Gore etc. (All the world’s glaciers such as Kilimanjaro’s all melted off by 2015; New Orleans, portions of Florida, an a goodly chunk of the USA’s Atlantic seaboard under water) have not come close to being accurate.  If anything TRUE scientists tend to err on the side of conservative-estimates rather than trying to use sensationalist claims such as those of 1972 and 2004 made by Coming-Ice Agers; and Global Warming advocates.  Again, my observations are NOT all science, but they are all true.  So IF my premises are correct that . . .

A.      Global warming caused by human intervention is NOT proven science because the methods and people involved have NOT been objective and circumspect. 

B.      Much evidence indicates strong involvement of agents of political-correctness on the YEA side which happens to coincide with that side’s long and militant history of advocating causes that require large collectivist governments such as those once found in all the 38 communist governments responsible during the period 1917 -2010, I believe, for 132 million democides (peace-time deaths of citizens caused by a regime’s INcompetence  or oppression or just plain murder) . . . again indicating far less than an objective environment compatible with real science.

C.      So:  the notion that all good people and smart people and most importantly 99% of all scientists have rationally and logically and scientifically concluded after adequate demonstration/experiment that man-caused global warming is a fact is NOT valid and cannot yet be proven true, if EVER.

   Then:  global warming, far from being settled science . . . is not yet worthy of the name "science."

I’m hoping against hope given my earlier encounters with science* on Wikipedia, that I’m talking to a logical man interested in science and truth. Good luck to you.  I’ll be a contributor when the problems I’ve described are virtually eradicated.  Good luck.

Robert VanDeHey


**I refer you also to your own wikipedia article on Karl Popper, the most famous and, I believe, the wisest philosopher of science in history and a man who started out as a communist and ultimately left that creed and become a firm advocate of individual freedom which he concluded years afterward was incompatible with socialism, believe it or not.

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One thing I didn't mention to Jimmy is that when America added Earth Day to the calendar we were not only following an environmental tradition begun in the old Soviet Union in the mid-1950's but also beginning that tradition here on the  anniversary of the birthday of Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov aka LENIN, but doing so on his 100th anniversary (he was born April 22, 1870 according to modern calendars rather than the czarist ones . . . what a shocking coincidence, eh?  Most environmentalist probably do not know that connection, but you can damn well bet their progressive leaders sure as hell do!

Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,





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Clinton Legacy NOT 'Tangled Web' but Gordian Knot


Clinton Legacy NOT a “Tangled web,” but a Gordian Knot

            As we hear President Elect Trump saying, “I don’t want to hurt the Clinton’s” – implying that his administration will have little or no interest in prosecuting the former Secretary of State for her mass perjuries before the House Oversight Committee and lies before the American Public; her part in the play-for-pay Clinton slush fund/Foundation; and 23 violations of the nation’s Secrets Act . . . with up to 2,100 counts involved – it’s hard not to marvel at the level of corruption this one semi-dynastic family exhibited on the stage of the American body politic.

            Let us, however, like Alexander the Great when facing the challenge of the Gordian Knot (legend said that the person who could undo the taut and complex knot tied by Gordius would rule Asia), let’s us stick to basics.  Alexander quickly slipped his sword from its scabbard and slashed the infamous philosopher’s challenge into thirty limp pieces of 140-year old rope. 

Here is the one great crime that President Bill Clinton committed that no one recognizes.  From the bottom of p.517 and top of p. 518 this short paragraph in WJC’s autobiography My Life, tells America everything we citizens need to know about progressivism (confidence in big ever-expanding government funded by ever-growing taxes to be the be-all and end-all of all potential problems forever, AMEN!  However, since we the citizens are coming to realize that government is the agency with the stick, whip and gun and not the carrot, most of us worship at the church of “Government is NOT the solution, government is the problem” (Ronald Reagan).  Here’s what Slick-Willy Clinton had to say in his book published in 2004:

“One of the most effective things we did was to reform the regulations governing financial institutions under the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA’77).  The law required federally insured lenders to make an extra effort to give loans to low- and modest-income borrowers, but before 1993 it had never had much impact.  After the changes we made, between 1993 and 2000 (sic:  January 2001 = 8 years in office), banks would offer more than $800 billion in home mortgage, small-business, and community development loans to borrowers covered by the law, a staggering figure that amounted to well over 90 percent of all the loans made in the 23- (sic: 24-) year history of the Community Reinvestment Act.”


                It’s truly a shocking thing that virtually no one in America understands what you just read.  Bill Clinton is not just confessing about creating the Great Fiscal Meltdown of 2007 – present; oh no, he is actually bragging about it.  He assumes that the reader of his autobiography will be too stupid to check out the full impact of the facts he’s given and will instead merely assume that Bill Clinton’s intentions were good and that’s all that matters.  There’s probably a 100-page expose on progressivism that could help explain it all, but let’s keep things simple, let’s slash our way through the Gordian Knot.

                These are the facts:

1)      The American mortgage-loan industry was not broken in January, 1977, when progressive President Jimmy Carter assumed office with a great majority of progressive Democrats and a few progressive Republicans joining him.  America had the highest private home ownership rate in the world by far (62-65%) depending upon the economy; and most telling of all the Suspect Loan Rate was a miniscule 0.24%.  The progressives who had just seen a great success in using the Cloward-Piven strategy to more than double the nation’s welfare rolls between 1969 and 1973 and send the economy and the stock market into a monster tailspin using something they called the NWRO (National Welfare Rights Organization) to create a crisis that bankrupted New York City and almost bankrupted New York State and every big city and big-city state in the country.

2)      They quickly realized that CRA’77 was a bit more challenging and set up Arkansas, Bill Clinton’s state as a test case with the Arkansas Community Organization for Reform Now (A.C.O.R.N.) under NWRO veteran Wade Rathke at the helm.  Arkansas was chosen because Hillary Clinton was a well-known Saul Alinsky disciple who’d written her college thesis praising the self-described “neo-Marxist” and his radical work in the inner cities.  Alinsky, author of 1946’s Reveille for Radicals and 1971’s Rules for Radicals had tried to turn his Chicago organization over to her before he died in 1971.  Hillary was also the wife of an up-and-coming young attractive Arkansas Lieutenant Governor William Jefferson Clinton.  With A.C.O.R.N.’s help he would become governor of Arkansas and stay in that role for 12 of the 14 years following the elections of 1978.

3)      By 1987 with A.C.O.R.N. only active in one state, Arkansas, the American Suspect Loan Rate had more than doubled to 0.51%.  CRA’77 loans could be had for as little as 3% down!  A.C.O.R.N. now changed its name to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and went active in all 50 states.  The push to get totally unqualified loan applicants into expensive new homes was fully underway . . . .

4)      Bill Clinton made three expansions of CRA’77 in the first four year term:  by presidential executive order in 1993; and twice by passing legislation both times in 1995.  By 1997, A.C.O.R.N.’s hard work (Community Organizer Barack Obama, by the way, was an A.C.O.R.N. attorney shaking down banks in Chicago) was starting to pay off . . . the nation’s Suspect Loan Rate now stood at 14.1%  (almost one in every seven home loans was so unsound it was virtually guaranteed to go into foreclosure).  CRA’77 loans were available to virtually any unqualified applicant who wanted one, who was able to fork over 2% as a down payment.

5)      During the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998, Bill Clinton took time off to pass his fourth expansion of CRA’77.  This steroid-version expansion of CRA’77 forced loan companies to grant home loans to people without jobs; people with the most horrific credit ratings; people whose only “income” was food stamps; felons; tourists; and even illegal immigrants to receive loans for $225,000 – $480,000 homes. And it seemed that everyone buying a home was seeing its appraised value jumping skyward.  The Construction Industry Bubble and Sub-Prime Lending Bubble were dominating the news.  All these loans were being offered at 3% and lower down payments and many were executed with 0% down payment.

6)      Meanwhile in Texas, new Governor George W. Bush was passing a state law requiring a minimum down payment of 20%.  Later when he became president he struggled for over five years to pass a law repealing all of CRA’77.  Texas and Utah were the only states during the following dozen years that kept producing jobs and balanced budgets.  Everyone else was in the red.

7)      In mid-July 2005, G.W. Bush passed a too-little, too-late watered-down version of his effort to repeal CRA’77.  Much of the law is still on the books today . . . but that’s all he could get done.

8)      In 2007, the nation and the world (mortgage entities with perhaps 22,000 loans “bundled” together had been popular investments for some 29+ years now . . . after all, who doesn’t pay their mortgage?) this time, however, the investors were buying dog-crap paper wrapped in cat-crap paper.  There was no value in any of them.  Why?  Because the nation’s Suspect Loan Rates had reached 34.2%.  More than 1 in every three home loans was logically-doomed to end in foreclosure making virtually all the bonds worthless.  Iceland went bankrupt; Italy, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Hungary were teetering on the brink.  In America, $5 million was lost during the stock market drop; 39.6% of all home value was lost putting even most long-term owners “upside-down” on their mortgages.  In a 2010 speech Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who served under both President G.W. Bush and President Obama credited Bush’s passage of an anti-CRA’77 Act back in 2005 as “saving the nation” from even worse consequences.  Nevertheless 8.4 million jobs were lost and immense misery was endured around the globe.

So logically, for his part in Arkansas’s A.C.O.R.N. corruption; and in the nation’s A.C.O.R.N. collapse; and especially for his 1998 Steroid-Version Expansion of CRA’77:  Bill Clinton deserves even more “credit” than the 90% he claims in his autobiography, a full 99.5% of the credit/blame for creating the 2007 Great Fiscal Meltdown of the world’s economies.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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T.E.A. Party Doubles-Down on Failed

Over-Involvement Policy and Social Conservativism


                In 2010 the remarkable effect of the T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) Party’s Anti-Big Government; Pro-Constitution; and Pro-fiscal Responsibility Platform was truly the news of the hour even if the lamestream-mainstream media were not willing to cover it and Time magazine refused to even consider it a newsworthy movement.  Besides the resurgence of conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, a shift of over 600 state legislature positions from liberal to conservative hands was an outstanding result by any fair measurement.  Only trouble?  Three shoo-in semi-conservative U.S. senators were defeated by three T.E.A. Party favorites each of whom proved to be unworthy and ineffective candidates . . . and the liberal Obama-supporting U.S. Senate under Harry Reid continued unbroken to obstruct citizens’ movements for responsible-responsive governments.  At present Reid’s Senate has NOT passed a budget in over 1,190 days just six days short of three full years.  Over the same time period, the House of Representatives under Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi also failed to pass a budget, but the Republican-controlled House after the 2010 “miracle-election” has passed two significant Paul Ryan budgets.  Just imagine how different things might be if the T.E.A. party had not interfered in Colorado, Nevada and Connecticut.  Now it appears that mistake in judgment is about to be repeated in the case of several well-respected Republicans; two quite prominent and most notably, Utah’s Orrin Hatch, a damned decent man in my not-so-humble opinion.

            Today rather than getting credit for the modern miracle they pulled off,  and almost pulled off . . . in many places the T.E.A. (taken enough abuse?) Party is villified and has lost much popularity.  Rather than being seen as the “savior of conservativism,” by Republicans, many moderate Republicans regard the T.E.A.s as a threat and a group of butt-inskies.  Has something gone wrong?  If so what?   What can we learn from the relatively few but remarkably stupid mistakes of 2010? 

  1. 1.       In each of these three cases, rather than emphasizing the T.E.A. Party “Contract from America,” the T.E.A. Party chose to become extremely involved in the early primary and election process itself.  In fact, today, the T.E.A. Party emphasis on the Contract from America has virtually disappeared:  a grievous error.
  2. 2.      In each of these three cases, the T.E.A. Party, rather than playing the role of impartial protectors of the Constitution emphasizing to voters how they ought to be making decisions, decided instead to immerse itself in the political in-fighting. 
  3. 3.      In two of the cases, Colorado and Nevada, the T.E.A. Party embarrassed itself by getting involved with virtually inarticulate SOCIAL-CONSERVATIVES who were easily maneuvered into ugly and untenable positions by experienced liberal politicians.  In Connecticut, their glorious candidate was a sorry excuse for a politician – who vetted that woman – witchcraft, indeed?   Looking at the Contract from America . . . where exactly are we to find any social-conservativism at all?  Or Witchcraft?   If the T.E.A. Party  wants its newly arisen social-conservativism to become the new replacement for the long ineffectual Republican litmus test . . . I guarantee that will be the end of the T.E.A. Party’s ability to create meaningful change in meaningful areas such as those 10 planks of the Contract from America.  In each of these three over-involvement instances, the candidates seemingly refused to mention the Contract from America, but were certainly not reluctant to talk about abortion, creationism in schools, and prayer in schools.  By the way, very little progress has been made on the Contract for America precisely because the U.S. Senate was not won by the Conservatives.  So what’s to be done?
  4. A.      Politics is very expensive, messy and often is NOT conducive to a climate of change.  Avoid actual politics.   Educate, proselytize, be missionaries for the Constitution; for fiscal-responsibility; for small, effective government.
  5. B.      Next to the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, the most remarkable document for freedom and capital R-type Republicanism from paragraph A before this was the T.E.A. Party’s Contract from America.  When the T.E.A.s virtually abandoned this key document, they abandoned their identity.
  6. C.      Right now 75% of the conservatives in politics are Republicans.  If and when, however, liberal Democrats cannot get elected and liberal Republicans cannot get elected and Progressive anythings cannot even win primaries, then the T.E.A. Party will need to shift to carefully monitoring both parties as fiscal- and Constitutional-Conservativism becomes a winning proposition in both parties.  Till then 75% of the time the T.E.A. Party should support the Republican and 25% support some version of a Blue-dog Democrat or Independent. . . but should NOT get involved with primaries, and elections directly.   Just help people learn about the Contract for America; and fiscal- and Constitutional-conservativism don’t interfere.  Also T.E.A Party volunteers can serve a very big role in 1) helping to get out the Conservative voters and 2) serving as watchdogs at election precincts (do the job of election volunteer, but remain alert to potential voter fraud situations).
  7. D.     The T.E.A. Party can learn a lot from the Libertarian father-son combo of Ron and Rand Paul.  The Pauls’ stance on small government, fiscal-responsibility, low taxes, welfare, abortion and military excursions away from America’s shore’s are well-known.  What’s worked for the Pauls?  1) emphasizing the T.E.A. Party positions found in the Contract for America more than any other approach which covers low taxes, small government, fiscal-responsibility, and to a  lesser extent 2) welfare- reform. 

What’s sort of worked for the Pauls?  3)  Lumping both major parties together as irresponsible (and they sure are) on taxes and big government and fiscal responsibility and 4) pointing at one as champions of an evil and counter-productive welfare-state and at the other of a bloated and almost-imperialistic warfare state? 

What’s absolutely failed to work for the Rands?  5) Social-liberalism on matters like drug-legalization;   and abortion; and 6) any hint of criticism of the American military in war zones.  <when Ron Paul talks about military bases in 156 countries and 120 troops in Gemany and Japan combined – he finds many more sympathetic ears than when he criticizes military missions>.  The Libertarian position on items 5 and 6 virtually guarantees a maximum of 20% support and as little as a 10% following anywhere in the nation – very ineffective.  Ron Paul should realize where his power lies and refuse to comment ever on items 5) and 6).  If he did that, he’d largely be a T.E.A. Party man and find high-receptivity among 45% of the voters minimum.  I love the T.E.A. Party, but have been embarrassed by its gaffs with the three Senators in 2010 and with virtually everything since then.  What works for the T.E.A. Party?   The Contract for America.   Make a new one quickly that reflects 2012 reality.  Refrain from picking candidates until they are nominees.  Refrain from any and all social-conservativism.  Fiscal- and Constitutional- and small-government-conservativism is not only a winner . . . it’s also precisely what the nation needs right now.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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   U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder insists voter fraud is not a major problem in the United States.  He also insists that even IF it were a problem, voter IDs would not and could not curb voter fraud.  Holder knows from personal experience voter fraud is a fact of life in New York City where he grew up, yet now categorically denies voter fraud exists to any serious degree in the United States.  ACORN, to name just one organization, has been the subject of constant voter fraud cases since Bill Clinton signed the Motor Voter Act in 1993.

   Sometimes lies can come back upon the liar in stunning fashion.  In a shocking new video, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates to the middle-aged Black Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder and to all of us,  just why he and we should be concerned about lack of voter ID laws – when a  young White man walks into Holder’s voting precinct and shows the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s ballot without any identification at all.

   The first video-link above shows a young Caucasian man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day, April 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. giving Holder’s name and address and promptly receiving Holder’s ballot to vote.  He was also told that even if his signature didn’t match it was “no problem.”  Ah, America, land of opportunity for voter fraud.”


Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,


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               You’ve heard of “Honest Abe” and “Gorgeous George” – let’s introduce you to “Sly Steven” Chu, American Energy Secretary.  And while we’re at it, move over Solyndra, Chevy Volt and Ener1, Inc., according to documents uncovered by the House Oversight Committee it appears Arizona-based Obama-supporting business leaders of First Solar, Incorporated received at least $3.1 billion of its total of $4.5 billion in loan guarantees based largely upon “adjustments” made to First Solar’s loan application by Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s personnel suggesting falsification of documents and/or corner-cutting by the Energy Dept. itself was required to get the loans approved.  According to an ABC News story, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (a Republican from California) accused the Department of Energy of “manipulating analysis, ignoring objections from career professional scientists and business people and strategically modifying” loan evaluations in order to “force project funding out the door.”   The Energy Dept. vehemently denied the charges, “The Department backed loans for two innovative solar projects that will support hundreds of jobs and provide clean power to tens of thousands of homes,” according to spokesman Damien LaVera.

          The roughly 3,250 permanent green energy jobs created in three-plus years across the whole nation by the Obama administration’s green-tech emphasis has thus far cost taxpayers $38 billion or more than $1.15 million for each permanent job, 90% of which pay less than $15/hr.

          Energy officials insisted to ABC News that the department followed a rigorous process to evaluate each applicant, and the two projects being scrutinized by Issa's committee are some of the most exciting solar ventures underway in the United States. If successful, the massive generating facilities would be by far the largest of their kind in the world -- comprised of more than five million solar panels and 35,000 metric tons of steel.  Note the confusion between newness and excitement and solid business decision-making.  Meanwhile Issa and his committee say they sifted through tens of thousands of pages of internal records turned over by the Energy Department in response to their requests.  The granting of multiple loans to First Solar, a solar energy giant based in Arizona to create Agua Caliente in Arizona and the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch in California and then turn these facilities over to utility companies is unusual (First Solar also received a separate $1.5 billion loan).  The standard for the loans was not “viability” and not “potential profit” but rather merely providing evidence that the projects “would employ new and innovative technologies to generate energy.”  It appears that Energy Dept. officials “adjusted” First Solar loan documentation to fulfill this requirement.  It appears that First Solar did not qualify even upon this narrow requirement.  Among the documents the Oversight Committee cites is an email from a top technical expert inside the department, written well before the loans to First Solar were approved, in which the scientist argues one of the supposed advances -- use of a "single axis tracker" -- was actually not new at all.

          "Be clear this is not an innovation," wrote Dong K. Kim, the director of the loan program's technical division. "The record will show we did not grade this as an innovation."  Kim also wrote that "someone keeps changing" internal documents to hold out the tracking technology as innovative. And he warns that "whoever continues to make this change needs to understand that Technical does not support” emphasis of the trackers as an actual innovative component the Energy Department itself has identified their use in over 200 units in Europe, according to the internal documents.

          "These facts make clear DOE substantively failed to fund innovation, and instead gambled with $3 billion taxpayer dollars on a single firm, First Solar," said Becca Watkins, an oversight committee spokeswoman.  Meanwhile despite the positive spin put upon matters by company officials, First Solar is not proving profitable and only the huge government loans so far have kept the company afloat.  .

          First Solar, Inc. officials say they are forecasting more than $3 billion in revenue this year (revenue, NOT profits, you’ll notice) but acknowledged the company has suffered along with the rest of the solar industry. The company's stock has been sliding, and has become a favorite for so-called stock market "short sellers" -- investors who are betting on the company to fail.  While this Solyndra story might serve as a case-study in venture-socialism, this January’s failure of once highly respected Ener1, Inc., a huge maker of automobile batteries intended for green vehicles, provides a much more significant cautionary note.  Ener1’s financial collapse appears to have occurred NOT because their product is lacking in technological merit, but rather because there is no market for the recipient’s of Ener1’s batteries:  ultra-expensive, low-performance green autos. 

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           In related news and relevant background:  Energy Sec. Chu, of course, who has come under attack for a long and repeated history of advocating letting American gasoline prices rise to European levels, last week on Capitol Hill, Chu said he “no longer” believes that way; President Obama, for his part has embarked upon a nationwide “gas-price-apology tour” aimed at denying any and all responsibility for gasoline price rises of $2/gallon (national average $1.83 in January, 2009; $3.85 today) and rising since he took office.  And even though the mainstream media won’t hold you accountable for it, you and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar were informed three weeks prior to the BP Gulf spill that big problems were in the works at the Deepwater Horizon site and were still ready to present BP with a national safety award . . . and then POUNCE!  Your opportunity came with the BP oil spill and you shut down drilling EVERYWHERE and put into effect a shameless foot-dragging policy of grudging approvals where you had no choice. 

           When I was a college student, one of the psychological principles I learned about was called “word magic.”   No, I’m not referring to the two magic words “Please” and “Thanks,” but rather to the childish use of words and labels (positive and negative) to seek to affect and change the world to our liking rather than dealing with it (the world) in a more adult fashion.  Mr. Obama used word magic in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008 which was never run (it’s still on the paper’s website and now found all over the internet, however) by the Chronicle or any other mainstream media (MSM) in which he pledged to “bankrupt the coal industry” and bragged that “under my environmental policies and cap and trade, electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket.”  Mr. Obama seems to believe that merely by saying “green energy” his words will create a viable reality.  Sorry, Mr. President but algae won’t make my car run presumably anytime in the next couple centuries.  The two top green energies are hydro-electric power and wood-burning just as they were back in 1940.  Wood-burning, of course, is renewable and not particularly clean . . . nevertheless, wood-burning provides 2.5% of America’s energy which is more than solar, wind, geothermal, and cold fusion combined.  Face the facts; you’re saying that oil is the “energy of the past” doesn’t make it true.  And your equating drilling to create lower gasoline prices with “snake oil” is a monstrous lie.  The only ones selling snake oil to the public is you, Barack Obama, and your progressive sycophants.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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Green Fraud Perpetrated by

Deliberate Media “Worship”


Names changed to protect the innocent from overzealous secret service.


     “Julia” in Longmont, Colorado took advantage of being laid-off from her green job of fifteen months to visit relatives near Bremerton, Washington recently.  Today she described a neighborhood get-together and a heated energy discussion that took place during her last day of visiting.   Washingtonians are funding losses of a totally green (wind- and hydroelectric-power) power company often banned from creating free hydro-electric power because release of the required water force might bother spawning salmon.  In other words, “too much energy” is available and ultimately forbidden.  Adding insult to injury, the price of gas in the state has risen 60 cents in six weeks also. 

     President Obama’s repeated press statements about “his” “all-of-the-above energy policy” caused “Bill,” lifelong friend of “Julia’s” brother “Sam” to say, “If that S.O.B. dropped dead in five minutes, I wouldn’t shed one tear.”  What made Bill’s expletive memorable for Julia?  Bill is a life-long Democrat; like her, an environmentalist; lost his oil platform job near Alabama; and Bill is an Afro-American who voted for Obama in 2008.  “Bill’s’ father added, “someone ought to assassinate that M_____-F_____”  all things considered, not a surprising conclusion from a senior citizen suffering from Alzheimers Disease.

     Is Obama evil?  Perhaps, certainly he’s a liar and charlatan:  the name of “his” all-of-the-above energy policy was stolen from the Republicans and implies that he’s really trying to solve the nation’s energy issues.  But Obama’s solution is consistently “my way, off the highway” green technology that actually doesn’t yet exist.   He’s preventing drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico and his statement that more oil is being drilled now then ever before is dubious because while there is far more drilling on private land courtesy of GW Bush and Indian Tribes in the Dakotas, on the one hand, drilling on federal lands on the other hand has decreased dramatically under Obama.  His Energy Secretary Chu has repeatedly said we must raise gasoline prices to European levels (roughly twice what Americans pay) “to ease demand.”  

     Chu’s idiocy goes consistently unchallenged by the liberal press, of course.  Even more UNprofessionally, these so-called “honorable journalists” have had five years to vett Barack Obama and consistently gone out of their way to protect him instead:  to the utter detriment of the American economy and Constitution.   Exhibit A:  the mainstream media still refuses to cover Obama’s 2008 interview (on the San Francisco Chronicle website, but the story never ran, and elsewhere on the web) in which he literally bragged about creating cap and trade  and other policies to “bankrupt the coal industry” and “necessarily requiring electricity prices to skyrocket.”    Think about that, without a viable alternative Obama wants to bankrupt the providers of 47% of America’s electricity, what a frigging genius! 

     Here is the simple obvious reality: science is discovered and developed, not mandated by government force (taxes and Solyndra-like subsidies).  So far, the only green-technology that works is hydroelectric power.   Beyond hydroelectricity, as far as the viability of solar-, wind-, wave-, geothermal-, etc. power . . . get this:  right now wood-burning heat and energy’s 2.5% contribution to the nation’s energy bank outdoes all those other highly-ballyhooed sources put together.  In short, except for replaceable wood-burning and hydroelectricity . . . the fact is that viable green technology might never exist.  Mr. President, you’re destroying this country on pie-in-the-sky-bye-and-bye dreams and killing the future and the American dream.


Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,


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          One of the most common and frustrating complaints of fiscal-conservatives and Constitutional-conservatives is watching what a terribly inadequate job so-called conservative leaders do in articulating the nature of the mess in Washington and in putting the standard of truth forth against the never-ending progressive lies and distortions.  Recently, a nearby (Westminster, CO) weekly ran a letter to the editor dissing Mitt Romney and supporting Barack Obama in the form of a godawful parable about country life and muddy roads.  Here's the letter I wrote in response and expect to appear in the Westminster Window this Feb. 15th.


    Letter-to-editor writer Rich Stewart’s quaint (1/26) story imitated the approach of a Nazarene parablist (circa 33 A.D.) while attempting to discredit Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  I am NOT a Romney supporter but totally DISrespect near-totalitarian big-government-deluded social-engineer Barack Obama. 

    A parable’s power lies in telling a simple story with universal application easy for ordinary folks to hear.  Mr. Stewart’s story missed the standard of simple-profundity badly because his parable lacked an underlying true analogy. 


              “Once a preacher named Obama drove a Deeeconomy SUV. Obama blamed the previous preacher because Deeeconomy was in the ditch all the time.  One day, however, we saw him deliberately drive into the ditch.  Then his principle supporter, Progreh Sivdemocrat got several thousand bags full of $100 bills and using them as kitty litter hoped to change things by providing traction for the preacher’s SUV.  Progreh Sivdemocrat’s big tractor got stuck and it took five hours, several other tractors, and a passel of farmers with hip boots, shovels and planks to free everyone.  Meanwhile the money flowed downriver and was eventually used by a blind friend of Preacher Obama as kindling for his fireplace."


    Translation:  in 1977, President Carter and his progressive congress passed CRA’77 aiming to give a private home to everyone, whether they could afford it or not.  Progressive president Clinton and ACORN helped expand CRA’77 four times (three times legislatively) so that 1977’s 0.24% suspect home loan rate expanded to 2007’s devastating 34.2% suspect loans many at 0% down payment to people without jobs or credit whose only “income” was food stamps  -- even to illegal aliens.  By the way, in fairness: one of the “stuck tractors” belonged to George H. W. Bush who won 45 of his 46 vetoes but did not veto the first expansion of CRA’77 in 1992.


    One more thing:  in 1930 it took a total of 57 seconds worth of work for the average American to pay off all his local, state and federal income taxes.  Today that average American works 99 days before he's free of income taxation; which doesn't include a host of other taxes including 7+% for state sales tax and huge gasoline taxes as well.


Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,


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   Today, January, 2012, we now know those Spanish projections were outrageously positive for the President’s green energy programs.  The real results have been much, much worse according to the liberal Washington Post.


$5 Million for One

Obama Green-Tech Job


   In 2007-2008, candidate Barack Obama threatened “to create 5 million new green-tech jobs.”  Based upon green-energy experience in Spain where Europe’s strongest 1997 economy with only 4% unemployment became today’s second-weakest (Greece worst) with roughly 22% unemployment:  green-tech is 150 years ahead of its time:  just not practical.  Based upon Spain’s example expect 5 million subsidized green jobs to eliminate 11 million real jobs created by American free markets.  But only 10% of Spanish green jobs proved permanent meaning those 11 million real jobs would be lost for only 500,000 permanent green jobs paying $10-$14 per hour.  Spain’s permanent green jobs cost $676,000 each.

   Today, January, 2012, we now know that those projections were outrageously positive for the President’s green energy programs.  The real results have been much, much worse according to the liberal Washington Post, of all surprising news sources:   after Solyndra’s bankruptcy resulted in the loss of all 1,100 jobs at the heavily subsidized plant the scoreboard reads:  a mere 3,545 (so-far) permanent green jobs created at a cost of nearly $19.5 billion or roughly $5 million per permanent green job created. 

   Green research continues but it’s probably a dead end.   Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) which Obama hates (his EPA is now closing down coal-powered plants) still account for 82.1% of all American energy (coal 46%).  Nuclear energy accounts for roughly 10.2%. Hydro-electric plants yield 2.8%, all renewable and clean, but environmentalist want to remove most to benefit fish spawning.  The next largest renewable energy is about 2.7% from burning wood.  All the rest of green energy put together still accounts for less than wood-burning.  In 2013, a G.H.W. Bush-era uranium deal with Russia expires potentially driving nuclear electricity costs sky high.   Russia’s not eager to renew; environmentalists strongly oppose nuclear energy. 

   Obama, of course,

     1) has refused to approve the Keystone Pipeline

     2) has refused to develop the Bakken Field oil fields in the Northern Missouri River Valley area.  With them the United States has larger oil resources than Saudi Arabia.  Thank God, some of that oil is beneath North Dakota Indian reservations.  The Native Americans don't have to follow Obama's stupid drilling moratoriums and they aren't.

     3) Still has a Gulf Drilling moratorium and a ban on Alaska's Anwar area

     4) Refuses to expand natural gas use (we have the largest deposits in the world)

     5) Refuses to consider use of marlstone a.k.a. "oil shale".  The Colorado, Utah and Wyoming deposits would yield enough gasoline to provide the entire world's needs for 600 years at present consumption levels.

    6) Refuses to quit his wasteful green-tech loan programs and will spend another $19.3 Billion in 2012 and 2013

    7) Listens to his environmental contingent and they want dams removed and their hydro-electricity with them; and oppose all nuclear-powered electricity generation.


Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,



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Statistical Picture Much Grimmer

Than Average American Appreciates



   Every body knows the economy is bad, but a look at today's statistics paints a far more sobering picture than you probably realize . . . .


The Definitely BAD NEWS


1.       U.S. national debt increase averaged $4+ Billion daily during President Obama’s first three years.  IF the government stopped spending and began repaying immediately @ $1-per-second; it would need 479,000+ years** eliminating current debt . . . 2011’s budget deficit of $1.29 TRillion was the third consecutive year spending deficits exceeded $1 TRillion.


2.     19% of all American men 25-34 years old now live with their parents.  14% of Americans receive food stamps including 25% of American children.  37% of all U.S. households led by someone 35 or under have a net worth of $0.00, or less; 46% of all American workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement; 29% of all American workers have less than $1,000 saved. 


3.     For every dollar China spends on American goods, we spend $4 on Chinese products; China just slapped a new 22% tax on all U.S. products (in a phrase:  China “owns our Treasury Department”).


4.     Without recent changes defining “Americans wanting  jobs” today’s unemployment would be 11%.  All Americans out of work, or under-employed (Bureau of Labor’s “SGS Alternate employment” while U-6 unemployment is 15.3%) is now 22+%.  74% of all U.S. small businesses do not plan to hire new workers in 2012, citing bad economic times; increased government regulations and health care uncertainties.





1.       New home construction is at an all-time low in 2011, but older home prices now aren't dropping nearly so fast. 


2.     Because of foreclosure sales:  the median price of a home in Detroit is now just $6,000.  Great for buyers.


3.     More Americans will now be able to afford homes, but the home price slide will NOT stop.  The government’s foreclosure regulations retard average home sale rates by 21 months or more. No real estate bottom in sight for three years.


Ya'all live long, strong and ornery,




** Note:  math required is . . . 3,600 seconds per hour@ 24 hours per day  =  86,400 seconds per day @ 365.25 days per year =  31,557,600 seconds per year over 479,000+ years =  $15.125 TRillion national debt (as of today, 12/17/2011) paid off  @$1 per second.

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DEA, Eric Holder’s DOJ

Laundered Drug Money

For Mexican Criminal Cartels



            If you thought Eric Holder deliberately letting Mexican drug cartels buy automatic weapons in this country and then allowing them to take the weapons across the border unimpeded was a terrible idea . . . “you ain’t heard nothin’ yet, Pilgrim!”  It’s been a terrible week for Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ); Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security Department; and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Department as well.  Their combined inanity is being exposed by Darrell Issa’s Congressional Investigation.  Just as Operation Fast and Furious’ “gun-walking” stupidity which killed an American Border Patrol agent and at least 300 (Mexico recently raised these numbers) Mexican citizens was exploding in Obama’s Attorney General’s face and dropping his reputation even lower . . .  with CBS News showing us memos indicating that Holder proposed 1) not to ever tell anyone about the Operation Fast and Furious (OF&F) gunwalking fake-sting project and 2) resulting border violence was to be used as an excuse to pass much tighter and onerous gun restrictions on law-abiding Americans. . . things have taken a hard left turn for the worse.  Yes, that’s Eric Holder leaving Carlsbad now heading toward Carlsworse as Mexican authorities have discovered that in a pathetic OF&F-like scheme, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been laundering drug money for those same Mexican criminal cartels and allegedly “facilitated tran$fer of million$ of dollar$” directly to the coffer$ of those monster mobsters. 

         The biggest surprise of all may be that recently the mainstream media (MSM) has begun to do its job.  As mentioned in recent Rajjpuut’s Folly blogs: CBS News upped the ante on OF&F with three recent document revelations from Lois Lane, ace girl reporter (better known as Sharyl Attkinsson, CBS’ Washington Bureau investigative JOURNALIST.  That word is written in capital letters because it’s been a long time since Rajjpuut felt admiration for any MSM journalists).  Now the “Old Gray Lady,” a.k.a. the New York Times has decided to stop running interference for President Obama and his incompetent and crooked White House crew and also do some actual journalism.

         According to the N.Y. Times report,  “in operations supervised by the DOJ and orchestrated to get around sovereignty restrictions,” drug enforcement agents “laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels.”   Immediately after the Times published their “money-laundering” article, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa announced he is “expanding his investigation of Operation Fast and Furious and the DOJ to examine reports of DEA-facilitated money laundering.”  Holder’s DOJ released a public statement disclaiming the practice as “perfectly ordinary.”  The DOJ also said they were seeking to trace the drug money’s path and that they had been “working collaboratively with the Mexican government” on the efforts to fight more widespread money laundering.  Mexican officials including President Felipe Calderon denied the report and said that Mexico was not aware of the Times’ article and not aware of the DOJ scheme either.

         The similarities to OF&F are unmistakable:   it appears that, at best, AG Holder was furnishing narcotics traffickers with American DEA laundered drug proceeds reportedly in an attempt to discern how those funds moved and who did the moving.  Rajjpuut says, “at best” because there is also the possibility none of this was merely incompetence and idiocy, there’s also the possibility that we’ll find the DOJ was “100% in cahoots” with some mighty slimy and powerful and dangerous criminals.

         The DOJ’s and DEA’s joint statement contradicted the Mexican denials and put those two agencies at odds with the Mexican government, “As our partners in Mexico have stated, the joint investigations to detect and   dismantle money laundering networks have led to important advances and detentions in each country.  The cooperation between the United States and Mexico is based on principles of shared responsibility, mutual trust and respect for the jurisdiction of each country.” 

         Obviously, the Mexicans and Calderon are saying NO SUCH THING!   Who do we believe?   If OF&F is any indication, leaving Mexico in the dark about operations that cross international borders is not a new plan for Eric Holder’s DOJ.   On Dec. 8, AG Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee that he still has not briefed Mexican officials, including Attorney General Marisela Morales, about OF&F.  Calderon’s press secretary Sota said, “The Mexican Government did not know.   It’s important to stress we have begun an investigation by our Attorney General Morales to establish responsibilities, and in any case to investigate if there was any involvement. But the government did not have any knowledge of an operation of this nature.”

          Jorge Ramos, host of the Al Punto TV show, emphasized that according to the N.Y. Times report “Mexican agents participated” alongside DEA agents.  Curiouser and curiouser, no?  IF the Mexican government was NOT involved, it’s beginning to look like criminal corruption rather than mere incompetence by AG Holder and his folks . . . IF Eric Holder doesn’t resign or get impeached, American justice no longer exists.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,



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Obama's LIES Get Out of Hand


   Last poll out:  48% of Americans give President Obama POOR marks on the economy and 16% gave him a fair rating; while in another only 17% say “we’re headed in the right direction,” yet mainstream-media (MSM) “journalists” waxed orgasmic praising his recent speech comparing himself to Teddy Roosevelt.  The MSM ignored its responsibilities and its homework again.  Of his 40+ claims in Osawatomie, KS, historical research backs up:  one.   There is strong connection between Mr. Obama and TR, America’s first Progressive president, who did some good, virtually all outside Constitutionally-required processes (Panama Canal land grab; national parks; naval expansion) during his imperial Obama-like presidency.  Roosevelt’s 1912 Bull-Moose third party (officially “Progressive Party”) opposed and lost to ultra-progressive big-spender Woodrow Wilson who brought us Federal Reserve Banking and the IRS.



   Obama’s speech ignored all capitalism’s benefits; proclaiming free market capitalism NEVER worked”: thus absolutely rewriting history and LYING to us, Mr. President.  You mentioned several decades illustrating the “failure of capitalism” and denying innovation and success by free markets and supply-side economics implying that the progressive-controlled decades NOT mentioned by you were great successes economically.  Really now??   Weren’t the late 19-teens, the 1930’s, and 1970’s:  economic disasters?  On the other hand, the decades you labeled “failures” were superbly prosperous, for example, dramatic reductions in government size, spending, taxes and debt by Harding/Coolidge quickly ended Wilson’s 1919-21 depression; America boomed.  Auto production rose 191%;   (state) highway construction mileage increased 1,030%; airplane travel expanded 7,100%; and despite sound money the average person’s salary in eight years rose 38% . . . without punishing the rich.


   You don’t trust these verifiable statistics?  Marxist bigwig Leon Trotsky was ecstatic about $18 per month average American apartments with telephones, private toilets/baths, gas ranges, elevators, electric lights, etc. NOT found in Europe.  EVIL capitalism’s a rising tide lifting all boats so the typical poor in America have computers, dishwashers, and color TVs.  America, the world’s first Constitutional Meritocracy, is a shining beacon for Planet Earth.



Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,


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Ace CBS Reporter Attkisson Nails OF&F and

Obama/ATF Corruption Assailing 2nd Amendment


     Just when all appeared lost and it seemed like the mainstream media (MSM) was eternally in the tank committed to supporting an ultra-corrupt Obama administration come hell or highest seas, CBS News shocked us with some actual journalistic backbone!  CBS News, which apparently has a White House informer blowing the whistle on the goings on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, has acquired documents showing that the original intent of Fast and Furious was to crack down on gun ownership and erode honest ordinary patriotic Americans’ Second Amendment rights.  For the third time now the breakthrough in the “Gun Walking Scandal” has come courtesy of one CBS reporter, Sharyl Attkisson . . . .

     While the rest of the MSM has gone out of its way to enshrine every Obama White House lie, red herring and false accusation as Gospel TRUTH, Ms. Attkisson has repeatedly attacked the beast in its lair.   The latest E-mail and other earlier documents obtained by CBS News shows that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using Operation Fast and Furious (whose weapons have already killed at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent and at least 200 Mexican citizens) as a lever to gain tighter gun regulations in the United States.  

     The chronology begins in April of 2009, three months into the new Obama administration.   Claiming that guns sold north of the border in America accounted for 90% of the weapons and 90% of the deaths from drug cartel violence**, Obama made a speech in Mexico alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon.  The President said, “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.”   It was about that time that the administration brushed off an old Bush administration program, Operation Gun Runner, which conducted ongoing gun stings to crackdown on illegal arms sales and re-named it “Operation Fast and Furious,”  (OF&F).  And how exactly did OF&F differ from Gun Runner?   Four great differences emerge . . . .

            1)     CBS’s Sharyl Attkinsson put it like this on the Early Show on CBS, “New e-mails that we now have . . . add to some documentation that we already had that show government officials NEVER planned to reveal publicly their role in letting those guns fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels but planned to use the end result to argue for new gun regulations that they wanted, and you can read more about that story on our website,”   In other words, where Gun Runner was a real sting that netted illegal arms traffickers virtually immediately . . . OF&F deliberately adopted a “hands-off approach” that allowed its guns to cross the border UNIMPEDED with the goal of using later discoveries of these weapons as compelling reasons to crack down on the rights of legal gun ownership in America.

            2)      Whereas, Gun Runner had targeted all illegal gun sales, OF&F aimed directly at getting its guns into the hands of the Mexican Drug Cartels, the so-called “Big Fish” and did so very quickly instead of carefully building up actionable arrest justification, OF&F was aimed at getting the weapons into illegal hands as quickly as possible period.  The ATF agents on the ground who were shocked by all this, christened the practice “Gun Walking”

            3)    With its emphasis on getting weapons to the cartels, OF&F put much heavier weaponry in these criminals hands.  The never-shrinking violet, Rush Limbaugh, commented upon Attkisson’s revelations this way, “. . . We arranged for thousands of guns, long guns, automatic, semiautomatic, AK-47s, machine guns, bazookas, whatever, to end up in the hands of drug lords, right out of gun stores, gun shops in Phoenix, just walked outta there right across the border into Mexico, into the hands of the drug cartel and the cartel was supposed to do with those guns what drug cartel people do, start using them, bam, bam, you’re dead. They did. Hundreds of people died as a result of these guns being walked out of Phoenix gun shops and others along the border. And in this period of time our border agent got killed.”  Two OF&F weapons were found at the agent’s death site; and later one of the heavier weapons Limbaugh refers to even brought down a helicopter carrying high-ranking Mexican drug officials killing everyone on board.

            4)    Unlike Gun Runner, the folks on the ground quickly became alarmed by what was going on.   Criminals got weapons but then were NOT arrested, what the hell!  Immediately this set off a chain of complaints and whistle-blowing that reverberated all the way to the Administration’s upper echelons, where the Attkinsson E-mails also came from.  Somehow the Obama upper-level muckety-mucks never ever could imagine that the people working for them would be decent, honest folk shocked by such abuse of power and its results, thousands of ultra violent criminals being abetted by the U.S.A.

     What’s the upshot of all this?  Someone in the Obama administration engineered a program where some of the worst criminals in the world get hold of American guns that we just give them, but they (Obama, Holder, etc.) don’t tell anybody any of that. It’s made to look like either the drug cartel could just cross the border walk in anywhere in America and buy all the heavy arms in the world and walk back across the border or  some really rotten Americans could walk into the gun stores, buy those guns, cross the southern border and sell them to the drug cartel. Then everybody would be surprised with the revelation that the guns were sold in America, lots of people would die, and the conclusion according to Limbaugh is, “See, we have got to have more control over guns. Look at what happened here.”  Ms. Attkisson and some heroic whistle-blowers changed all that. 

     Yes, yes, FOXNews has been covering this story like a poodle with a slipper in its mouth for over fifteen months now.  But everyone who understands real journalism expects that from FOX and then despite the facts that like so many other stories this one would be totally ignored by all the MSM.  Real journalism, heroic journalism by CBS . . . that’s something new and wonderful.    Attkisson didn’t just follow FOX’s lead, she dug deep and got her own leads and those leads have been devastating in their effect on the Obama circle-the-wagons efforts.

     Oh, by the way, President Obama’s speech, in that joint press conference with Felipe Calderon in April, 2009, referred to “Gun Runner” by name and said we could “expect some good results.”  This was when the first E-mails with the new name “Operation Fast and Furious” began to show up.  The fact that Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, the ATF and Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security have all been stonewalling the Congressional Investigation into Fast and Furious tells you everything you need to know about how widespread this Obama corruption goes.  The fact that AG Holder’s second in command, wrote a response to the investigators ten months ago that deliberately misled the investigators tells you where the probable heads will eventually roll from.    After responding to congressional subpoenas with tens of thousands of pages of 100% blacked-out documents expect Holder to be impeached for obstruction of justice.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,



**  Even counting the thousands of Fast and Furious weapons, current official U.S. government statistics put the actual number at 17% of the drug cartels' weapons originating in America.

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How to Destroy America in 13 Lessons


            If you were an enemy of the U.S.A wanting to deliberately undermine the nation’s economy, and weaken this country, how would you most effectively carry out your hostile mission while avoiding detection?  How would you carry out your nefarious plans?  Your first goal would be to raise the nation’s joblessness.  You’d have to create statistics that actually hid the devastating size of the true numbers behind gobblygook B.S. statistics so people saw 9% unemployment when the true figure was almost double that. Most importantly, you dramatically increased the size and scope of government to strangle the free enterprise system with taxation, burdensome regulations, unnecessary environmental restrictions and wild uncertainty about the future.  Now the ball’s rolling, what next?   Follow this 13-step roadmap: 

1)  Attack corporate profits and rich individuals every chance you get casting them as enemies of “the 99%.”  Forget mentioning that living standards for everyone rise when corporations make profits and entrepreneurs are successful.  Give us the highest corporate taxes in the world, driving companies anywhere but America and making us uncompetitive with economies like China’s.

2)  Refuse to call spades, “spades.”  So when the nation’s UNfunded liabilities and national debt reach $116 TRillion and $15 TRillion respectively, hide the looming economic Armageddon behind talk about “putting the burden on the elderly, the poor, the middle class” (the very people who would be MOST helped by reforming Social Security, Medicare, and the federal side of Medicaid) and covering up the fact that you are bankrupting the nation and putting the burden on our children and grandchildren.

3)  Promise to “make electricity prices skyrocket” and drive energy costs like gasoline and heating oil dramatically higher with an “energy” program that emphasizes conservation over production.  Deliberately seek to drive the coal industry (47% of our present energy) bankrupt.  To think the people you’re driving to the unemployment lines happy extend their benefits, they’ll never know you cost them their jobs.

4)  Because no one can be against a clean environment, safe working conditions, and protecting consumers . . . let’s employ a hyper-active program of safety and regulation and ecology carried to ridiculous extremes.  Demand changes in every damn thing possible thus escalating the cost of doing business and cutting production.  People are so dumb they'll never connect the dots, will they?

5)  Double-down on the environment.  Stop irrigation in the nation’s vegetable basket and drive unemployment sky high in Central California.  Close down jobs to protect strange mice, tiny fish and spotted owls knowing that long before men were around Mother Nature had already made 99.99999% of all species extinct without any help from man; and since the 15th Century, Mother Nature eliminated 99.996% of all species that died out again without man’s help.  Let’s get that last ¼ of 1% of pollution and kill another 100,000 jobs by all means. 

6)  Drive jobs out of right-to-work states and out of the United States altogether by coddling the unions and their stranglehold upon the workplace.  Emphasize workers rights and never mention what it does to the taxpayer.

7)  Get the young attacking capitalism by raising the minimum wage ceaselessly.  Once the minimum wage is high enough who’s going to hire them?   Of course that and outrageous union demands; and outrageous payment and benefits for government workers at all levels will make us totally uncompetitive in the world markets driving unemployment higher and corporate profits far lower.   The young won’t like “zero dollar non-jobs” and they’ll attack Wall Street and corporations never realizing you “done them in,” you caring rascal you.

8) Ignore the U.S. Constitution and vastly expand the scope and power to foul things up of the Washington bureaucracy.  Require industries to meet certain standards like 35 mpg for the automotive fleets and then destroy perfectly good used cars giving “cash for clunkers.”  Never mention that now that used car shoppers are paying an average of $2,100 more and that the ecological impact of the program was devastating.  Never mention that so-called hybrid cars are five times harder on the environment than regular ICE (internal combustion engine) cars are . . . and that for environmental reasons all these hybrid jobs are now in Canada. 

9)  Dramatically increase SNAP (food stamps) and other welfare programs and extend jobless benefit durations to 380% of their former weekly limits (26 to 99 weeks) and make it “nonsensical” to take lower level work rather than getting paid to stay at home.   Who wouldn’t reject a job at $10 per hour if staying home nets you $9 per?

10)  Raise the inheritance or “death” tax so that family farms and businesses must be sold to pay taxes; and give no support for new investment (keep taxes high all around) because the voters will believe whatever nonsense you’ll tell them about slower growth, reduced industrial capacity, and lowered need for new workers . . . the more they complain they more likely you’ll be able to sell them on the next wave of government interference and spending boondoggles you’ve got up your sleeve.

11)  When the downturns come, as they must, blame them on the “Free Market” that you’ve been so effectively garroting for the last 46 years (since LBJ with kudos to Carter, Obama and G.W. Bush) and apply even more restrictions upon business.

12)  Never let on that all the government’s major decisions for almost half a century have caused the debt and UNfunded liabilities crisis that is on the verge of making the dollar of today worth six cents in 1964 buying power.

13)  Never let on that promising voters everything in accord you’re your “nanny-state” mission is the underlying cause of the recent collapse and that you, you progressive politician, you are behind it all:

            a)  That the near-depression of 1973-74 and the bankruptcy and bail out of New York City in 1975 were the result of Cloward-Piven strategies that doubled the nation’s welfare rolls from eight to sixteen million recipients courtesy of C-P’s National Welfare Rights Organization and their Saul Alinsky street theater tactics.

            b)  That the architects of that collapse were the architects of ACORN which took advantage of Jimmy Carter’s Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA '77) and four expansions by Bill Clinton (three legislative and one regulatory edict expansions of CRA '77) to FORCE banks and mortgage companies for three decades to knowingly make stupid loans to unqualified home buyers without jobs; without credit; whose only “income” was food stamps; and even to illegal aliens.

            c)  Never admit that the cheerleaders while all this was going on (and while one of our major parties was selling out to the progressive-left) was CPUSA, the Communist party.

            d)  Never admit that the biggest funder of our current president; of “Occupy Wall Street”; and of several major progressive foundations (e.g. Code Pink; Tides Foundation etc. which are also funding the President and Occupy Wall Street) is octogenarian George Soros, the money-manipulator and currency dealer known as “the man who broke the bank of England” (and five other currencies) and that George Soros the world’s 6th largest man looks to become the world’s far and away richest man when, not if, the dollar collapses.

e)  Never admit that the elephant in the room while all this was going on in Washington and elsewhere is the mainstream media (MSM) . . . which has chosen to abandon fair and balanced and relevant journalism to support the politicians and the extreme political left to make all this madness possible.

f)  Never admit that you count on the voters to be “useful idiots” and to entertain themselves with sit-coms and reality TV rather than defending their own freedoms and our once-great nation.  Ultimately, they’re at fault even beyond the MSM.


Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,





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Attack “Oreo” Herman Cain
You’re used to it by now.   You’re not surprised when the mainstream media totally ignores the Fast and Furious scandal and the court setback for former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards for stealing millions from his campaign war chest to cover up his affair; but meanwhile attacking conservative politicians for illegal breathing and excess beard growth and labeling all conservatives as racists and mean-spirited villains. Will the real racists stand up? Apparently not. But, as always, we shall know them by their fruits. Let us briefly set the stage . . . .
When hate-filled California Representative Maxine Waters said, “The TEA Party can go to hell” and then ten days later described Republican presidential candidate Herman Caine as “an Oreo . . . Black on the outside and White on the inside” the mainstream media (MSM) hardly noticed . . . these were certainly two stories they didn’t want to examine in any depth. They also didn’t see anything distasteful when leftist commentator Janeane Garofalo talked about Caine being a token Black that Republicans could parade about “to hide their racism” implying that Caine was “an Uncle Tom” -- an implication that is now all over the MSM as Caine surges near the top of the Republican presidential polls. And Caine, despite being a successful businessman, is being treated as if he’s stupid in virtually all progressive commentary, “I doubt Herman Caine can even spell ‘Iraq!’” was the commentary on one recent liberal NEWS show.
Garofalo, of course, knew brief fame as an “I call ‘em as I see ‘em, regardless of facts and fairness” talking head on the Majority Report program on Air America, a progressive^^ cable network, which sought to institutionalize ad hominem attacks on conservatives like Sarah Palin. Apparently, “news” without any grounding in actual facts and truth can’t survive long in the free market because while FOXNews and its fair and balanced coverage has soared to the top, #1 among the cable-news viewership, Air America has gone out of business.
Let us put all this to rest: first, let’s look at the positive side for those evil racist “conservative White Folk.” Are these the real racists, who won’t stand up and admit their racism? Well consider this:  in the 2008 presidential elections, Democrat Barack Obama received a larger number and a larger percentage of White votes than either Democrats Kerry and Gore received in 2004 and 2000 respectively: 47.6%. Meanwhile Republican John McCain garnered roughly 4.6% of the Black vote. Thus the individual White voter was about ten times more likely to vote for a candidate of another race in 2008. Put another way, Black voters were about twice as likely as White ones to vote for the presidential candidate of their race in 2008 whichever way you look at it, the racism among Black Americans is definitely a subject someone in the MSM ought to talk about.
Now let’s look at the negative side:  remember in spring of 2010 when Nancy Pelosi and all her House Democrats made a spectacle of marching into vote together on Obamacare with her wielding that massively oversized gavel?   All the MSM was there. All of them ran stories about conservatives spitting on some members of the Congressional Black Congress and calling them the “N-Word.” MSNBC implied in their coverage that multiple instances of the “N-Word” were hurled at the CBC Democrats. Some internet leftwing sites claimed that the N-Word had been yelled “28 times” that morning. Only one slight problem? It never happened. 
With dozens of cameras and reporters and individuals with camera-phones pinching in around the Pelosi-led group, not a single one caught any video or audio of any spitting or the N-word being used.  Conservatives and particularly the TEA Party** have been pretty adamant about “innocent until proven guilty” and other fundamentals of America’s Democratic- Republic being paid more than lip service and here clearly the accusation without any provocation was being treated as hard undeniable fact by the MSM. But since the victims of all the baseless attacks were conservatives, that’s OK . . . .
Andrew Breitbart, founder of was outraged at the horrific coverage and offered a $100,000 reward for just one instance on video of any of these much publicized events actually occurring. Of course, Breitbart’s still got his money in his wallet and no evidence was ever presented to him or ever revealed on the internet or anywhere else that those oft-described events happened at all.
So what is going on? The collapse of the once proud and the once honorable Democratic Party is now in progress. The Democratic Party has been taken over by its left-most hate group: the progressives^^.   Moderate and conservative Democrats almost don’t exist anymore. There are far more progressive Republicans than there are combined true moderate and true conservative Democrats in Washington.  Progressive Democrats have done that by using a policy of “divide and conquer.”   Their strategy for controlling both chambers of Congress and sometimes the White House since 1972 has been based on falsely claiming Republicans are racists, anti-woman, anti-minorities and stupid. When it comes to issues the only issue that seems to matter to progressive Democratic politicians is “how much can we get away with promising” rather than dealing with the actual issues (and debt; unfunded liabilities and spending are the major issues make no bones about it). To these ends they have made a policy of promising almost every imaginable handout to their naive constituents . . . to buy votes, commonsense be damned. 
Meanwhile those who rather than promise outrageous largesse seek to inform the populace of the fact we’re on the wrong track:  conservative women like Sarah Palin, Marsha Blackburn and Michele Bachmann; Conservative Blacks like Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and the several Black FOXNews contributors including Juan Williams and several smart, young Black female reporters; and Conservative Hispanics such as Marco Rubio are trashed mercilessly without evidence that the mud being slung has any basis in fact. Why? Because they’re all seen as huge threats to continuing the 20th Century Democratic near-hegemony in Congress into the 21st Century. The Democrats regard all women; Blacks and other minorities as “theirs.” Any members of these groups who don’t toe the line, especially conservative success stories, are regarded as threats so great that these people must be “slimed” and eventually destroyed.  One of the great ironies is that Cain looks to be doing fairly well according to polls just about everywhere but in New Hampshire . . . but he is especially strong in the supposedly prejudiced South. Now what’s to be made of that?
As opposed to the hatred Cain receives from progressives and the liberal media, an example of his high regard among conservatives is that not only is Cain ranked 2nd among G.O.P. hopefuls in Iowa, but he is also “disliked the least” with only 3% of Iowans placing him last in the field. In contrast, if Obama’s name was entered in that field he might get close to 100% of Iowans ranking him dead last. But as the MSM has told us, Cain is a stupid racist and evil man. So get used to it: IF and when Herman Cain continues to climb in the polls as his national name recognition spreads beyond the South, phrases like “Oreo,” “Uncle Tom” and “House N-word” will become commonplace and considered “factual” in and by the MSM . . . certainly these canNOT be considered racial slurs when a progressive utters them, can they? And our “great-uniter and first post-racial president”? Let’s pinpoint him for what he actually is: the great divider and antagonistic rabble-rouser and campaigner-in-chief who has no interest in governing this country as it deserves to be governed . . . remember he’s the man who said three Cambridge police officers (one Black, one White, and one Hispanic) “acted stupidly” after first admitting he actually didn’t have all the facts.  Say now, isn’t that the very definition of the word “prejudiced”?
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
^^Should the word “progressive” stymie you . . . Progressives believe that the country must ‘progress’  beyond the “outdated and ill-conceived U.S. Constitution” if we are to ever make ‘progress’ toward Utopia (Marxist heaven on earth). This is why the TEA Party is so repugnant to them. The first plank in the TEA Party Contract from America reads thusly:
                                “Identify constitutionality of every new law:  Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does (82.03% of national respondents wanted this item included among the final 10 planks and it was the top vote-getter among the 28 candidate issues).
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Nationwide Protests Boil Over
As True Identity of Movement Crystallizes
OCCUPY Denver Fits Disorderly Profile
                Examine something camouflaged long enough and its true identity is likely to emerge. However, some phenomena only take a once-over to understand in full.   At TEA Party protests American flags abound and the Pledge of Allegiance is honored; Constitutional- small government- and fiscal-conservative patriots are everywhere and no underlying violence, racism and stupidity such as Obama’s administration and the American mainstream media (MSM) claim fuel the “Taxed Enough Already” T.E.A. movement is seen.
Meanwhile, the MSM, mainly emphasizing “police brutality and heavy-handedness,” is finally forced by the power of video images to show the ugly, violent, and unruly anti-Americaness of Occupy Wall Street and other “Occupy” movement demonstrators such as “Occupy Oakland.”  The partially-hidden identity of these demonstrators is noW crystal-clear . . . .
By their fruits we know them:  TEA Partiers leave protest sites cleaner than they find them and so orderly that police forces across the nation generally only arrested disruptors of TEA Parties. Occupy Wall Street, etc. are infamous for public urination; garbage; unruliness; defecating on police cars; theft, violence and rape in their midst; and interrupting banks and other businesses . . . and now, in Oakland, widespread riot.
            They call themselves "The 99%" but closer examination shows the Occupiers to be the most radical 3% of the progressive left.  Many Oakland arrestees are former ACORN (Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now) personnel. Across the nation, CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) members show up; President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and other House/Senate progressives express sympathy for the “goals of the movement;” protestors include Union members paid in New York for protesting; money-manipulator George Soros funds several of the progressive organizations protesting (e.g. Code Pink and CPUSA; and during interviews, protestors praise violent revolution; capitalism’s destruction; and replacing the American Way of Life . . . goals that normal Americans deplore . . . it’s about time the MSM reports truth.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,
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For the last three months the two strongest and most consistent Republican candidate debate performances have come from businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Rajjpuut’s preferred G.O.P. ticket is Cain-Gingrich. The current surge in Cain’s popularity shows that Republican voters as a whole are starting to honor TEA Party principles and repudiate the G.O.P.’s former ugly movement toward bigger, more irresponsible government during the G.W. Bush years. Rajjpuut suggests that Herman Cain needs to outline a "platform" and begin to accentuate his ties to the TEA Party’s Contract from America and to educate American voters upon that document’s principles.  To that end  . . . .
Rajjpuut’s Suggested Herman Cain
“Contract with America’s Voters”
Government is growing too fast, too much, too expensively, too expansively, and too destructively . . . crowding out cherished economic freedoms. This great country will never fulfill its long-run potential to prosper, create jobs and lead the world unless constitutional limits to government are restored. America’s greatness, exceptionalism and historical allure to the oppressed people of Planet Earth is tied to three founding documents the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the United States Constitution (and most importantly: within the American Constitution the first ten Amendments known as the Bill of Rights). A Herman Cain presidency will return to these documents as the inspiration and playbook for America’s return to greatness and exceptionalism emphasizing Individual Liberty, Limited Government and Economic Freedom.
While critics of recent Constitutionalist movements (such as the TEA Party) have called these fine Americans “racists,” “haters,” “Nazis,”  “devils” and other slurs without any actual evidence to back up their words, these well-behaved and thoughtful citizens have created a 10-point Contract from America which a Herman Cain presidency would be based upon. The first ten of the eleven main principles “PLANKS” of my presidency are based upon the TEA Party Contract from America.
#1 Protect the Constitution:
by requiring each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.
#2 Reject Cap and Trade and all overstepping by the EPA destroying businesses, jobs and incentives: 
by stopping all costly new regulations and repealing old regulations that have increased unemployment, raised consumer prices, and weakened the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures; and institute a sensible American energy independence policy.
#3 Pass a Balanced Budget and Citizen Tax Freedom
requiring a balanced budget and a pay-down of the debt and funding of heretofore UNFUNDED liabilities. To preserve balanced budgets for posterity require a 2/3 majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass tax increases or to run a temporary deficit;  but only a simple majority in both chambers to reduce or eliminate taxes; or to eliminate a temporary deficit or to pay-down or eliminate national debt.
#4 Enact Fundamental Tax Reform:
by scrapping 100% of the present tax code and replacing it with a 0-0-9-9-9 tax plan. The 0-0-9-9-9 tax plan means that after the first $20,000 of personal income which is NOT taxed (0%); and all inheritance which is also not taxed (0%). . . institute a 9% personal income tax; a 9% corporate tax; and a 9% capital gains tax. To preserve tax freedom for posterity require a 2/3 majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass tax increases but only a simple majority in both chambers to reduce or eliminate taxes.
#5 Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally-
Limited Government in Washington, D.C.:
by creating a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying FRAUD, MALFEASANCE, duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the US Constitution’s meaning.
#6 End Runaway Government Spending and eliminate
federal government-caused-inflation:
by pegging the price of Gold in America at $4,000 per ounce and imposing a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of  1/2 the rate of inflation until the budget is balanced all national debt is eliminated and all now UNFUNDED liabilities are paid for. Once our fiscal house is in complete order, federal spending can be raised by the yearly percent of population growth added to 1/2 the rate of inflation. (Note: by limiting federal budget increases to ½ the rate of inflation, lawmakers will mainly be hurting their ability to spend and not the populace by inflating the currency.)
#7 Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health
Care and the Dodd-Frank Financial Act:
Repeal the Dodd-Frank Financial Act. Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enacting national tort reform and enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn’t restricted by state boundaries.
#8 Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy:
by authorizing exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs.   Add a 1% tax upon all profits from energy resources which will be set aside for funding green-energy innovation. All green energy innovation grants will be under control of a blue-ribbon committee of responsible scientists and not bureaucrats. Remove the most burdensome of taxes upon; and 100% of subsidies to all energy businesses.
#9 Stop the Pork:
by asking my party to eliminate all earmarks until our nation’s fiscal house is 100% in order; by vetoing ANY bill which contains earmarks placed before me; and then passing a bill into law requiring a ¾ majority in both the Senate and House to pass any bill with earmarks for the future.
#10 Minimize Taxes:
because a revolt against uncontrolled government, uncontrolled spending and irresponsible attacks upon economic freedom has taken place since 1989.  No intelligent person NOW trusts Washington and its bureaucracy to be good and responsible stewards of our money who put we citizens, voters and taxpayers first . . . a strong emphasis on constitutional limits and restraints on legislation, spending, taxing government interference and government control of the economy must replace business as usual in the Nation’s Capitol.  We must restore and advance the Constitutional-restraint of government championed by Ronald Reagan who ended a debilitating recession and created 20 million jobs.
#11 Re-think and Refine our Foreign Policy:
because America has lost power and prestige around the world in recent times; because Defense and Foreign Aid are such drags upon our nation’s economy; because their appears to be no integrity to recent American actions around the globe . . . we must identify our enemies; identify our friends and allies; strengthen the economic and other bonds with friends; eliminate all foreign aid that is NOT in our national interest and create a new and coherent 21st Century military and foreign policy.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,

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                “The path to a clean energy economy starts here, in places like SunPower’s research and development facility . . . .” Ken Salazar Interior Secretary
“How exactly did SunPower qualify to receive a $1.28 Billion loan when it was operating $820 million in the red; announcing three weeks before the loan that it was moving a huge amount of its jobs south of the border to Mexicali, Mexico; its stock has lost 94% of its value in the last four years; and it was being attacked by numerous shareholder lawsuits? How did such an obvious lemon receive more than twice the government handouts that Solyndra received?”
SunPower Stock Plummets 94%
Green Co. Gets $1.2 Billion Loan
Each SunPower Permanent Job
Costs$80 Million
            As you might remember, the Obama administration’s green-tech jobs initiative was supposed to create five million brand new jobs. As you also might know, for almost three years Rajjpuut has been comparing Obama’s idea for America to the green jobs program in Spain that took that country’s economy from #1 in Europe at 4% unemployment to Europe’s second worst in 2010 with a whopping 22% unemployment after a dozen years. In that Spanish study each subsidized green job cost 2.2 real jobs lost from the real economy (five million Obama green jobs would translate to losing eleven million real jobs) and only one Spanish green job in ten proved permanent (translating to only half a million permanent green jobs created in America).  
You’ve also recently heard about Solyndra Corp. getting $535 million in loan guarantees before going bankrupt last month putting 1,100 workers out on the streets; as well as hearing about a grand total of 3,500 green jobs created in almost three years at an average cost of almost $11 million per job.   Well, the embarrassment for Obama’s green tech initiative is growing worse by the day: the new Obamanation and corruption, like Solyndra, also originates in California with another solar panel company SunPower Corp. (SPWR-NASDAQ). 
How exactly did SunPower qualify to receive a $1.28 Billion loan when it was operating $820 million in the red; announcing three weeks before the loan that it was moving a huge amount of its jobs south of the border to Mexicali, Mexico; its stock has lost 94% of its value in the last four years; and it was being attacked by numerous shareholder lawsuits? How did such an obvious lemon receive more than twice the government handouts that Solyndra received?
SunPower’s planned photovoltaic “electricity ranch” project was so deep in the hole that it had announced it was already building its new panel manufacturing plant in Mexicali when the loan came through. Creating jobs in Mexico? When did that become worth nearly $1.3 Billion in government help? Three key voices put SunPower into the “winner” category for Obama’s energy department and got them the loan: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; California Democratic Representative George R. Miller III; and SunPower lobbyist George Miller IV, the Representative’s son. 
SunPower, operating in a refitted Ford plant in Richmond, CA, was the scene of an October 14, 2010 tour of the plant choreographed by Rep. Miller (the elder) in which its CEO, Thomas H. Werner and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar saluted SunPower’s future. “The path to a clean energy economy starts here, in places like SunPower’s research and development facility,” said Salazar during the tour. Miller (the younger) is accused of drumming up campaign contributions for his father from SunPower. Salazar continued, “The work that comes from these facilities transforms renewable energy ideas into a reality.  When renewable energy companies continue to invest in places like California, the realization of a new energy future is within our reach.”
Rep. Miller the Elder added his own smoke . . . “We’ve worked hard to make renewable energy a priority because it represents America’s future economic growth.  Today, businesses like SunPower are moving forward, hiring 200 people for good clean energy jobs in the East Bay.” According to the SunPower PAC filings in the 2010 midterm election campaign cycle, SunPower donated $15,650 donated to House and Senate candidates, $14,650 went to Democrats, with the top recipient: $4,000 to Sen. Harry Reid, the Democrats Senate Majority Leader. Sunpower also gave Miller, the Elder, $500 and gave his son a job.
            The loan guarantee was earmarked to create 350 temporary and 15 permanent jobs at the California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) in San Luis Obispo County. One wonders if the 15 permanent jobs are for panel-dusting janitors. The math works out to $80 million for each SunPower job, about seven times higher than the $10.88 million average cost per Obama green job. How bad an investment is SunPower? The tiny company was listed as the “ninth-most-shorted solar stock in either the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ markets.  Short sellers are betting that a stock price will go down, as opposed to those who buy long, who expect a stock price to up. 
In early December, 2007, SunPower sold for $133 per share. Earlier this month the company was selling for $6.60 per share; it is now selling in a range between $8-$9 per share. The company has been accused of numerous accounting irregularities purportedly to deceive its stockholders; and at present several lawsuits have been filed in California courts relating to allege gross mismanagement, breach of fiduciary responsibility, unjust enrichment and abuse of control.  The first of these lawsuits was in November, 2009, and so far no suit has yet been resolved.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,
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Republicans Seek Another Huge Shellacking
(For Obama’s Nonsensical “Jobs” Bill)
In the Democrat-Controlled Senate
                Has the world turned upside down? You be the judge. 
Item #1: As promised the House Republicans are taking pieces of the Obama American Jobs Act bill they believe in and designing their own bill with the best parts of Obama’s bill IN and the destructive parts of Obama’s bill for the economy LEFT OUT.
Item: #2: The last time (before his Jobs Bill was proposed in September that instead of merely haranguing Congress and the nation without substance) President Barack Obama actually put something in writing for the Congress to examine was in February this year. That “something” was a bogus budget drawn up to oppose the real and thoughtful pro-active budget from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). Ryan’s plan , the “Roadmap for America’s Future” was the first effort made in our history to deal not only with deficits and hyper-spending but also with the nation’s $116 TRillion UNfunded liabilities (Social Security, Medicare and the federal side of Medicaid) crisis. After submitting his own atrocious budget, Obama called for an immediate vote . . . His Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Harry Reid warned that would be a bad idea and put off that vote until the President clamored “Now!” three months later. Reid would have preferred not to vote but had to. The result was a 0-97 defeat in the Democrat-controlled Senate . . . perhaps the worst rebuff from Congress that any president has ever received . . . a historical drubbing of monumental proportions.
Item #3: Now Obama’s at it again with his so-called American Jobs Act which is really just a huge pretense at cutting spending which actually raises taxes on middle-class Americans dramatically.    Sounds like just the thing for the Democratically-controlled Senate to vote on, right? Not so quick! 
Item #4: Majority leader Harry Reid knowing that any tax increases during the current economic malaise will not be popular with voters, especially all those independent voters that Obama and all members of Congress (House and Senate) will need on their side come the 2012 elections. Reid has tried to tell the President again NOT to plow ahead. Obama today says “Go!” however and now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a vote in the Senate. Reid is, of course, still opposed and today Reid blocked the procedural vote from further consideration. We believe that Republican Mc Connell will continue to call for the vote.
Item#5: Even IF Mc Connell had his way today, the procedural vote required to get Obama’s bill voted on appears 100% likely to be blocked by the Democrats with the prospect that somehow, some way IF the matter ever did come up for a vote on its merits, this bill too would face an ignominious defeat. 
Item #6: To avoid that likely debacle, Reid and the Dems will block the matter from further consideration they would vote as a unit on the procedural matter against the president’s Jobs Bill while the Republicans are voting as a bloc FOR Obama’s bill to be voted on. That’s how bad the president’s bill is . . . about 85% of Democrats don’t like it at all and almost no Democrat, even those who do like it, wants to vote for higher taxes now. 
Item #7: The Democrats, we’re told from polls, are deeply split over the president’s jobs bill. The latest attempt to find consensus among the Dems is to make two major changes to the president’s bill A) instead of raising taxes on households earning $200,000 or more beginning in 2013, the Senate Dems are talking about a 5% surcharge on millionaires and up beginning three months from now in January, 2012. Harry Reid surprisingly did NOT downplay the split among his Dems in the Senate describing it this way for the press, “If some of our members wanted permission to go to the bathroom, there’s a good chance that many others would shout ‘NO!’”
            Again that’s how bad the president’s bill is . . . about 85% of Democrats don’t like it at all and almost no Democrat, even those who do like it, wants to vote for higher taxes now. The Republicans hate the bill and want to show it up with something akin to the 0-97 shellacking that the Senate gave Obama’s ridiculous budget when they finally voted on that bill itself in May of this year three full months after it was submitted by the President. This is the leader of the Free World our campaigner-in-chief who has NOT the slightest clue about how to govern. 
How does one govern? By getting the most you can with what you’ve got. Instead of ramming Obamacare through in a hateful manner, imagine if you will that despite controlling the House and Senate in 2009 when he came into office that: President Obama had called on the Republicans to help craft a healthcare bill with his Congressional majorities . . . . Not only would there have been no need for the unconstitutional procedural tricks that Nancy Pelosi pulled on the nation (“We’ll have to pass it so you can see what’s in it.”) or the lie personally signed by Obama for Bart Stupak saying NO abortions would be funded by Obamacare (incredibly, the first three official Obamacare procedures done were abortions). The result would not have been an acrimonious battle for 15 months and would not have been the 2,700-page monstrosity that’s likely to be ruled unconstitutional and which is already bankrupting the nation just in its earliest stages of implementation. 
The result probably would have been a 425-10 vote in the House and a 98-2 vote in the senate for a smart 100-page bill that would have actually worked (malpractice tort reform; insurance across state lines; taking care of fraud in Medicare and streamlining Medicaid) to get more people healthcare and to cut overall healthcare costs. That’s what governing is all about . . . getting a near-unanimous consensus and real results that help with almost zero-downside. President Obama is not capable of such a feat, alas. Two vital questions must be answered in 2012:
A.     Are you better off than you were four years ago?
B.     Are you better off than you were $4+ TRillion ago?
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,

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“Mexican attorney general, Marisela Morales, now estimates at least 200 Mexicans have been killed with Fast and Furious weapons -- among them, a powerful Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle that downed a Mexican federale helicopter.   Morales calls OFF a ‘betrayal’ of her country. In a Los Angeles Times story she said she first learned about Op Fast and Furious from news reports. American officials never briefed their Mexican counterparts on it, Morales says. Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, Marisela, Eric Holder and the Obama administration has been quite calculating on stonewalling the world on this one.”
AG Eric Holder Caught in OFF Lie
By Earlier-Dated Memos
            It’s an oft repeated truism of political life that the “crime” might get you; but it’s the cover-up that always nails the lid on the case . . . so let it be for scurrilous Obama administration bad-boy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Here’s just one more story that the mainstream media (MSM) has been hiding from you for months now as Eric Holder has been playing a rearguard, stonewalling hand for three months now . . . the facts keep slowly dribbling in to Darrell Issa . . . just last week a third gun from “Bordergate” was implicated and has now been linked to the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, whose death in Arizona last December at the hands of Mexican bandits created the crack now threatening to break the scandal wide open and destroy the career of Eric Holder and his so-far “mum” underlings.
Holder -- who’s denial of knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious (OFF) in July of this year (OFF is the rogue and ill-conceived Obama administration offshoot of the Bush Administration’s less well-known Operation Gunrunner), is plastered on internet videos all over the world – the AG received at least two e-mails updating OFF information nine months prior to stating that he’d only recently learned of OFF in October, 2010 and even before that in July, 2010 and . . . worse luck for the AG, both memos indicate prior knowledge can be assumed since they are operational updates not presentation memos.
            The denials by Holder and the recent revelations, of course, spurred California Representative Darrell Issa to ask for a special (outside, non-DOJ) prosecutor to look into OFF and the involvement of Holder’s Justice Department. The festering mess known as “Bordergate” in some circles took an ongoing and successful Bush sting program to capture illegal gun sales and went two giant steps too far by deliberately seeking to sell automatic weapons (34,000+ so far) to members of Mexican drug cartels and then, instead of making an arrest . . . just allowed the guns to cross the border. So far about a hundred of those guns have turned up at crime scenes including the death of two U.S. Border Control agents and several dozen Mexican citizens.  Tidbits of information suggest great involvement by the Homeland Security Office and by the Whitehouse itself.
            It seems also that Holder’s DOJ manipulated knowledge so that FBI information about the identities of the gun buyers was kept away from Department of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives and Tobacco members who had been running Bush’s Operation Gunrunner for several years. Many ATF agents who have become “whistle-blowers” tell stories of their great upset when they found that guns sold to known Mexican criminals were being deliberately allowed to cross the border. Several ATF agents and administrators have already lost their jobs as Holder’s DOJ casts about wildly for scapegoats. Mexican officials meanwhile have been conducting their own investigations of American gun-supplying to drug cartels. 
To say that the stench in Washington is getting stronger is to repeat the obvious. Besides OFF; Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform committee is also investigating the Solyndra and Light-Squared scandals . . . but it’s hard to imagine that either of those corruptions will catch up to OFF’s reeking stupidity and malfeasance. The insanely idiotic idea was to trace cross-border arms trafficking, and allow the gun-hating Obama administration to then prove the oft-repeated claim that 90 percent of the guns seized in Mexican drug war zones originate in the US.  Well, their efforts DISproved it; the actual statistic is closer to 17 percent. But, as Issa’s committee continues its investigation a major international scandal has been born.
Mexican attorney general, Marisela Morales, now estimates at least 200 Mexicans have been killed with Fast and Furious weapons -- among them, a powerful Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle that downed a Mexican federal helicopter.   Morales calls OFF a “betrayal” of her country. In a Los Angeles Times story she said she first learned about Fast and Furious from news reports. American officials never briefed their Mexican counterparts on it, Morales says.
Don’t feel like the Lone Ranger, Marisela, the Obama administration has been quite calculating on stonewalling the world on this one. Eric Holder’s DOJ has inflamed Issa’s committee -- turning over subpoenaed documents only ultra-slowly and heavily redacted (sometimes only words like “the,” “a,” “and,” “an,” and “that” NOT being blacked out in long memos turned over to Issa) and also making witnesses unavailable and transferring or retiring implicated officials such as former “temporary” ATF head Kenneth Melson. Issa has publicly accused Holder , et. al of “gaming” congressional investigators. “There is an ongoing cover-up of a pattern of wrongdoing,” Issa noted last week. “Even though I have subpoena ability, I don’t have the ability to lock people up for contempt until they fess up and give us what we want” hence the call for a special prosecutor.
As noted in a blog two weeks ago, there have now been 76 serious Obama administration scandals about which Rajjpuut has informed his readers . . . and now the MSM is finally covering three of them. The only other one of those 76 scandals touched lightly upon by the MSM so far in the first two and a half years under Obama was their pseudo-journalistic expose of problems associated with environmentalism related to the Gulf Oil Spill (they deliberately missed the whole scandalous part of the story that Obama himself and Interior Secretary Salazar both knew of critical problems with Deep Horizon up to two weeks before the explosion). Now the MSM is really looking hard at Solyndra and Light-Squared and trying NOT to get involved with OFF, but slowly, slowly they’re finding themselves dragged into Bordergate as the evidence mounts and the circle of corruption** expands.  
Solyndra, of course, is a story of monumental incompetence and crony-capitalism that’s already cost the taxpayers $535 million.   Malfeasance is still a very strong possibility as the Obama administration agreed to a deal in which last-minute Solyndra investors would be paid first in case of bankruptcy, before the taxpayers.   The Light-Squared scandal involves the Obama administration seeking to pressure and change a Four-Star Air Force General’s testimony about the dangers of a communication invention sold by an Obama supporter’s broad-band company which mal-affects other battlefield communications and global positioning and thus would have made in-close bombings and artillery very risky for our soldiers in the field. Yes, the “hits” do keep coming . . . and finally the MSM is starting to play them.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** We feel like a broken record here, but about a dozen FAR more serious scandals from 2009, 2010 and earlier this year have all gone totally UNreported by ABC, NBC, CBS, and Cable channels CNN, MSNBC and Headline News. Only FOXNews is looking into Obama’s corruptions. Whole books someday will be dedicated to the “Journ-O-List" scandal; the Carbon-Trading Scandal known as CCX which even FOXNews barely covered; and whole encyclopedias can be filled up with the “Cloward-Piven to Wiley to ’73 Crash to NYC bankruptcy to Rathke to CRA ’77 to ACORN to Clinton to Obama to meltdown” scandal . . . . Rajjpuut (who was once a pretty fair country feature writer and also his J-school’s Academic Excellence Award winner lo’ these many years) blames 97% of the country’s present horrific state and ongoing predictable future financial problems on the MSM which is picking winners and losers in politics and refusing to do its time-honored job in keeping the country aware of government corruption, incompetence and malfeasance.
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The same old arguments keep surfacing. Decades of debate have settled nothing. Why? Because those who want to redistribute your wealth and those who hope to receive that wealth (and many of those who should be aware of them and their nonsense) are too lazy or too stupid to learn from history. They prefer instead to learn from opium-pipe dreams based upon their “virtue” being ultimately rewarded by “a gentler, more just society” (created precisely to reward only those who believe precisely as they do).  When the voters stay willfully ignorant of history, they keep electing and re-electing the same monsters who’ve destroyed our nation’s prospects year after year after year over the last century.
The Age Old Questions Still Seek Answers
“What Makes Your Political Self-Interest More
Virtuous than My Economic Self-Interest?”
Because Americans don’t know the history of the financial collapse, they are repeating the same mistakes that got us into it and kept destroying the economy for the last 45 years.  Back when the Black Panthers and the hippies were literally setting the world afire in the early 70’s, a Black FBI undercover agent spent some time with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers. The SDS wanted a revolution. After The Revolution people like them would be in charge everywhere and the kinder, gentler American nation would be in place operating under neo-Marxist principles. When the FBI operative acted like a confused neophyte and asked “what would happen next once their victory had been won?” He was told that a “re-education of everybody in the country opposed to their new system would begin and people would all come to understand and appreciate them and their better ways. When he pressed the question further and further he was told “Yes, sadly it’s true there are some people who will “never get it” and might have to be imprisoned or even killed. “ How many? “Oh, perhaps 10-15%.” That’s a huge price for kinder-gentler wealth distribution.
Thirty-two years ago Milton Friedman was interviewed by a very young Phil Donahue who asked him “When you see around the globe the mal-distribution of wealth; the desperate plight of millions of people in under-developed countries; when you see so few ‘haves’ and so many ‘have nots; when you see the greed and the concentration of power; didn’t you ever have a moment’s doubt about capitalism and whether ‘GREED’s’ a good idea to run (things) on?” Tell me that’s not a question of import!
That took 24 seconds for Phil. With little interruption Friedman took exactly the next 120 seconds to set the record straight and to disarm Donahue’s and his audiences’ predisposition toward that buzzword “Greed” and toward another buzzword Donahue uttered later “VIRTUE” when Donahue added “But it seems to reward not virtue but ability to manipulate the system . . . .” That’s the content of the first video linked above.
If you want to know how the United States of America got into its present god-awful economic situation . . . it’s called street theater. Saul Alinsky author of Rules for Radicals and Reveille for Radicals laid out all the ground rules on how to make a scene; get it aired in the media and then create bogus advances for neo-Marxism. More on how today’s actions tie into the financial mess later. Here’s the second video linked above you NEED to Watch:
He was immaculately dressed and kneeling in the street in front of Chase Bank.  “Right there, right there, that’s the bank that took my parents’ homes. Take me, I submit, it’s just not right! I’m going to be arrested, take me!” Wow, it all seemed so incredible and all the network media (MSM) ran the story without investigating. Then when the story was flat-out refuted; surprise the MSM forgot to clue its viewers on to the fact that they had allowed themselves to be shamefully used by this punk born with a silver-spoon in his mouth.
Barack Obama’s willingness to lie to America’s voters in order to get re-elected seems to be catching on. One of the most clear-cut areas where lying is par for the course is on display today during the “Days of Rage”; and “Occupy Wall Street” protests. One of those darling kids kneeling in the street in front of Wall Street firms and large banks really pulled a “Barack” of prodigious grandiosity as part of the left’s so-called “Days of Rage” protests.   Shouting out that the bank was “taking my parents’ home” as he was arrested; he made quite a scene for the mainstream media (MSM) cameras. Only problem: it was all theater, a lie!  A lie his mother later refuted.
No bank is taking his parents’ home; and the bank in question has nothing to do with his parents. His parents both hold Master’s degrees and their half-a-million home is only $60,000 from being entirely theirs. Oh, and the kid himself? He attends an exclusive law school. All this information came courtesy of his mother refuting the scene the little bugger made on national TV.   In other words the protestor’s (Robert Stephens’) story is (surprise!) completely bogus.
County property records reveal that the Stephens’ home has never beenin foreclosure. The taxes on the huge home are paid and amount to almost exactly what a year at his law school costs the family. The family did take a financial hit when the meltdown came and they are selling their home for a bit less than they originally wanted. Oh, and the mother, Marquita Stephens, said they probably wouldn’t stay in their St. Paul Minnesota suburb because the area is “a bit too conservative.”
What’s all that got to do with the price of tea and TEA Party actions in this tumultuous world?   The thesis of this blog is the undoubtable fact that the same old arguments keep surfacing. Decades of debate have settled nothing. Why?  Because those who want to redistribute your wealth and those who expect to receive that wealth (and many of those who should be aware of them and their nonsense) are too lazy or too stupid to learn from history. They prefer instead to learn from opium pipe dreams based upon their “virtue” being ultimately rewarded by “a gentler, more just society” (created precisely to reward only those who believe precisely as they do).  When the voters stay willfully  ignorant of history, they keep electing and re-electing the same monsters who’ve destroyed our nation’s prospects year after year after year over the last century.**
But just because they’re too stupid and lazy to learn from history doesn’t mean YOU can’t gain from it. As mentioned Saul Alinsky is the father of today’s problems.  If 70% of Americans knew and understood these pieces of history, 95% of the problems are nation now faces could be soon eliminated.
1.       Alinsky was a self-described “neo-Marxist” Chicago area community organizer with two infamous books on “effective” radical behavior on his resume`. Based upon Alinsky’s street theater and idea of creating crises to make your point resonate within the mainstream media (MSM) so as to get your story before the public. Even before Alinsky wrote his second book, at Columbia University (NYC) two sociology professors, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven (married to each other), decided Alinsky’s ideas could be the basis of profound shifts in the American scene based upon their admittedly Communist/Socialist view of life.  
Some important background: in 1964 the nation was then undergoing President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s great society program and the much-ballyhooed “War on Poverty.” One good thing was accomplished: the Civil Rights Act was passed. Two good-sounding things were also accomplished Medicare and the state and federal combination called Medicaid were created. These programs would never actually be funded as the law required – their supposed “lockboxes” were raided constantly over the years and today the UNfunded liability from these two programs is roughly $65 TRillion. In addition all then current welfare programs were expanded and the welfare rolls swelled.
2.      Cloward and Piven wrote an article in the May, 1966 edition of the leftist magazine The Nation titled The Weight of the Poor:  a Strategy to Eliminate Poverty. The article was based upon Alinsky’s ideas and methods and called for creating a welfare crisis. Because of the crisis, the article said, the Democratic Congress (both House and Senate) would feel compelled to create a GNI (guaranteed national income) and POOF-ABRACADABRA! Poverty would be eliminated over-night. This article became the rage everywhere leftist ideas were discussed. Cloward and Piven and a man named George Wiley took the idea further.
3.     Wiley, Piven and Cloward created the NWRO (National Welfare Rights Organization) in late 1967 and by 1968 were so well organized that their people were engaging in street theater across the nation. By 1973 the welfare rolls had doubled from eight million to sixteen million recipients. They never got their GNI. What they got was the worst economic down-turn since the Great Depression and a stock market collapse of almost exactly 24 months duration. What they got was the bankruptcy of their hometown New York City. What they got was the near bankruptcy of several other large cities around the nation; the near bankruptcy of New York State and New Jersey and Illinois and financial chaos in many other states and large cities. Wiley, Cloward and Piven in print and otherwise publicly bragged about the great thing they’d accomplished. They advised their followers that their next attacks would come in housing and voter registration.
4.     In 1976 progressive Democrat Jimmy Carter and a Democratic House and Congress were put into office. Within weeks of taking office in January, 1977, they created the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA ’77) which for the first time FORCED banks and mortgage companies to knowingly make horrendously bad loans to totally unqualified home loan applicants. The free market was ended for the mortgage industry. At that time only 0.24% were considered “suspect,” that is granted with less than 3% down payment. About the same time, a Cloward-Piven, Wiley Lieutenant from the welfare wars (sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1970)Wade Rathke, was assigned the task of creating a strategic way to exploit this new chink in America’s armor in Alinsky fashion. ACORN was born. Besides destroying capitalism directly, CRA law aimed to massively redistribute wealth. The twisted thinking went something like this: America has (64%) the highest private home ownership in the world, but it’s not enough.  Everybody SHOULD own their own home. Besides home prices never go down so if we put poor people into homes, even if they can’t afford them, they can always sell and make a profit that way and thus gain a larger slice of the pie.^^
5.     In 1977 ACORN stood for Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now. Arkansas was chosen for three reasons: Rathke was GOOD at his work; Bill Clinton was the most up-and-coming young politician in the country and he lived in Arkansas and he was ambitious and his wife Hillary was not only ambitious but she was a Chicago girl and a favorite student of Saul Alinsky who even wrote her college thesis on Alinsky techniques. Cloward and Piven and Wiley had chosen wisely . . . and the nightmare we’re living today attests to it.
6.     ACORN gathered voter registration forms in a get-out-the-vote campaign across the state then promptly threw away all those who hadn’t registered as Democrats. Lieutenant Governor Bill Clinton won easily and won the right for he and Hillary to live in the governor’s mansion. They would do so for 12 of the next 14 years; and Bill would become the first ACORN president after the elections of 1992. Meanwhile Rathke’s work with CRA was bearing slow, steady and sure fruit. By 1985 the ACORN street-theater in Arkansas alone (a la Alinsky) had doubled the nation’s suspect home loan rate. Now 0.51% of the nation’s mortgages were granted at 3% or less down payment. ACORN was expanded to all 50 states and became the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The nightmare was alive and well.
7.     Bill Clinton took the Oval Office in January, 1993. Two of his first acts rewarded ACORN’s and Cloward and Piven’s work in his behalf. The Motor Voter Act was passed with Cloward and Piven standing behind him in the signing ceremony as you see here . . . . 
Motor Voter has been called “a twelve-lane highway to voter fraud” and ACORN has been found guilty repeatedly of voter registration fraud over the years. Clinton also made a dramatic expansion of CRA ’77 law by presidential edict. He would continue that fiat expansion of CRA for eight years. In 1975 Clinton twice fooled the Republicans and passed moderate legislative expansions of CRA ’77. In 1998 he passed a monster steroid expansion of CRA laws.
8.    Two brief side notes . . . you may have noticed the term “community organizations” as part of the ACORN name. Alinsky was the most famous community organizer in history until Barack Obama came along. Obama was an ACORN lawyer for roughly two years in Chicago from 1994-96. He shook down and extorted cooperation with ACORN from numerous lenders in Chicago. He was famous for getting the banks to agree to donate a little on the side for ACORN operating costs. While Clinton was steroid-expanding CRA, Texas governor George W. Bush passed a law in 1998 requiring all mortgages in Texas to require 20% down (typically 85% of all loans are granted with 15%-25% down payment). Bush’s decision kept Texas prosperous and the site of an awful large percentage of the nation’s job growth to this day.
9.     The rest is history. Fueled by Clinton’s steroid version expansion of CRA ’77 ACORN now found it easier to put actually impoverished home loan applicants into $440,000 homes in the 21st Century than they had been able to put better qualified (but still unqualified) applicants into $110,000 homes a decade earlier. By 2005 the “suspect loans” in this country amounted to 34.2% of all home mortgages. 
Many of the new wave of borrowers were granted 0% (zero percent!) down payments. Many of them had no jobs; a horrible credit rating; their only listed “income” (thanks to Clinton’s steroid-expansion) was food stamps; and even illegal aliens were put into $300,000-$350,000 homes. To protect themselves the banks wrapped the mortgages together in a package and tried to sell them. Because the law required government agencies to be involved a lot of “bad paper” was bought up by foolish investors, Wall Street, and even other banks and insurance agencies. It all came crashing down about October, 2008 after a year of financial malaise.
10.President George W. Bush made a speech in January, 2005 warning about the “sub-prime lending” fiasco and seeking to pass a repeal of virtually all the CRA legislation. Eighteen Bush speeches and thirty months later a watered-down bi-partisan repeal of parts of CRA law was passed in July, 2007. It proved too little and too late as far as stopping the financial collapse, but it did enough to keep home prices from plummeting far, far faster and lower.
11.   Barack Obama today often talks about the “financial mess” he “inherited” and blames the economy being driven into the ditch upon Conservatives, the G.O.P., Wall Street, and even the free market itself. It took seven years for Cloward and Piven and Wiley to bankrupt New York City by welfare fraud. It took 30 years for the progressives to ruin the free market sufficiently to bring on this collapse and bankrupt the whole nation and they want you to vote for them in 2012 because they say somebody else drove the country into the ditch.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
**            Our first Progressive president was Teddy Roosevelt. Thankfully, his progressivism was mildly megalomaniacal and not economically-based compared to the control-the-economy progressives to come. Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, FDR, LBJ, Jimmy Carter, Clinton and Obama are the worst pure progressives we’ve seen in the Oval Office. Progressivism as a doctrine jumped the Atlantic from England where the Fabian Socialists called for things like euthanasia and eugenics.
Progressives are Marxists who do NOT believe in violent revolution until much later in the process but rather expect to make incremental gains in socialism over the decades until the scene is set and they can exploit matters. Rajjpuut’s definition of progressives: Progressives believe in the doctrine that “we must progress beyond the ‘ill-conceived and outdated U.S. Constitution’ to make progress toward an earthly (Marxist) Utopia.”
By the way, a lady named Ayn Rand had lived through creation of the Soviet society in Russia and knew and understood history enough that she wrote a three-part novel called Atlas Shrugged. That book’s prophetic powers are now 85% confirmed with more history unfolding every day. And Part I of that novel was made into a superb movie which this month came out on DVD. Every reasonable and intelligent American who believes in fiscal responsibility and Constitutional-fidelity should own this wonderful movie.
^^ It was also a direct attack on Capitalism as the driving engine of the American Dream. The people who rent homes and apartments tend to be hard-workers who live frugally and save and use that method to move ahead economically. Landlords tend to be such people. Destroying this opportunity is criminal. What is so wrong about renting anyway? It sure beats living with so many of the headaches homeowners now are living through. And the author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad financial advice books told us a decade ago that a home is a liability and NOT to be considered an investment as most people believe.
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