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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Conservatives Beat Obama's #My2K Hashtag

President Obama asked Americans on Wednesday to tweet what they would do with an extra $2,000 that would come from a proposed extension of current tax cuts for middle-income households, with the hashtag #My2K.  
“Call your members of Congress. Write them an email. Tweet it using the hashtag #My2K.” —President Obama
There is already a coordinated effort by the left to rally behind this publicity stunt.

By the way, the savvy communications team at The Heritage Foundation got ahead of the game and bought the promoted tweet for the #My2K hashtag when they learned about the White House plans that morning.

Heritage’s tweet directed those on Twitter to a blog post at the think tank’s site (“4 Reasons Warren Buffett is Wrong on Tax Hikes“)

FYI... This is the tweet I sent to Barack Obama "While BO's threatening Americans that Republicans will steal their $2k he’s going on a 3 wk, $4Million Hawaiian vacation with

We need YOU to take a stand against the principles of Obama. We need YOU to tweet, call, and/or email YOUR members of Congress. Let Congress know they need to stand up to this tyrannical administration. They must stand their ground for a balanced approach with cuts to the out of control spending of this administration.

Based on research by Senator Tom Coburn, BILLIONS of dollars are being spent on MASSIVE waste, fraud and abuse within government departments.  When will actions to clean up this abuse be taken? We need to start there first.

Freedomworks is also asking us to remind Congress to keep their promise on the Sequester savings.
“Keep your promise on the sequester savings, and pass a one-year extension of all current tax rates, in order to give Congress time to develop true fundamental tax reforms and genuine entitlement reforms.” Our representatives in Congress must keep their promise on the sequester savings and stop any efforts to raise taxes in this weak economy.
Related Links: Twitchy

Below you will find an alphabetical list of states with names of U.S. members of the 112th United States Congress. Each name links to the elected official's Twitter page.

Recommended guidelines for tweeting members of Congress: 
  • Only tweet Senators and Representatives from your state
  • Don't use any threatening verbiage
  • Don't be vulgar or crude
PLEASE share this with all you know.   

Senator Richard Shelby
Senator Jeff Sessions
Representative Jo Bonner
Representative Martha Roby
Representative Mike Rogers
Representative Robert B. Aderholt
Representative Mo Brooks
Representative Spencer Bachus

Senator Lisa Murkowski  
Senator Mark Begich
Representative Don Young

Senator John McCain
Senator Jon Kyl
Representative Paul A. Gosar
Representative Trent Franks
Representative Ben Quayle
Representative David Schweikert
Representative Jeff Flake
Representative Raul M. Grijalva
Representative Gabrielle Giffords


Senator John Boozman
Representative Rick Crawford
Representative Tim Griffin
Representative Steve Womack
Representative Mike Ross

Senator Barbara Boxer
Representative Tom McClintock
Representative Doris Matsui
Representative Lynn Woolsey
Representative George Miller
Representative Nancy Pelosi
Representative John Garamendi
Representative Jackie Speier
Representative Anna G. Eshoo
Representative Mike Honda
Representative Sam Farr
Representative Dennis Cardoza
Representative Jeff Denham
Representative Kevin McCarthy
Representative Elton Gallegly
Representative Howard P. (Buck) McKeon
Representative Brad Sherman
Representative Adam Schiff
Representative Xavier Becerra
Representative Karen Bass
Representative Maxine Waters
Representative Laura Richardson

Representative Grace Napolitano
Representative Ed Royce
Representative Jerry Lewis
Representative Gary Miller
Representative Joe Baca
Representative Ken Calvert
Representative Mary Bono Mack
Representative Dana Rohrabacher
Representative John Campbell
Representative Darrell Issa   
Representative Brian P. Bilbray
Representative Bob Filner

Senator Mark Udall

Senator Michael Bennet
Representative Diana DeGette
Representative Jared Polis
Representative Scott R. Tipton
Representative Cory Gardner
Representative Mike Coffman
Representative Ed Perlmutter


Senator Joe Lieberman
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Representative John Larson
Representative Rosa L. DeLauro
Representative Jim Himes
Representative Chris Murphy

Senator Tom Carper
Senator Christopher Coons
Representative John Carney


Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

FLORIDASenator Bill NelsonSenator Marco RubioRepresentative Jeff MillerRepresentative Steve Southerland
Representative Corrine Brown
Representative Sandy Adams
Representative Ander Crenshaw
Representative Richard Nugent
Representative Cliff Stearns
Representative Daniel Webster
Representative Gus M. Bilirakis
Representative Dennis Ross
Representative Vern Buchanan
Representative Connie Mack
Representative Bill Posey
Representative Thomas J. Rooney
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Representative Ted Deutch
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart
Representative Allen West
Representative David Rivera


Senator Saxby Chambliss
Senator Johnny Isakson
Representative Jack Kingston
Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.
Representative Lynn Westmoreland
Representative Hank Johnson
Representative Tom Price
Representative Austin Scott
Representative Tom Graves
Representative Paul C. Broun
Representative Phil Gingrey
Representative John Barrow
Representative David Scott

Senator Dan Inouye
Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka
Representative Colleen Hanabusa
Representative Mazie Hirono

Representative Raul Labrador
Representative Mike Simpson

Senator Dick Durbin
Senator Mark Kirk
Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Representative Luis V. Gutierrez
Representative Mike Quigley
Representative Peter Roskam
Representative Danny K. Davis
Representative Joe Walsh
Representative Janice Schakowsky
Representative Robert J. Dold
Representative Adam Kinzinger
Representative Jerry F. Costello
Representative Judy Biggert
Representative Randy Hultgren
Representative Don Manzullo
Representative Bobby Schilling
Representative Aaron Schock
Representative John Shimkus

Senator Richard G. Lugar
Senator Dan Coats
Representative Peter J. Visclosky
Representative Joe Donnelly
Representative Todd Rokita
Representative Dan Burton
Representative Mike Pence
Representative Andre Carson
Representative Larry Bucshon
Representative Todd Young

Senator Chuck Grassley
Senator Tom Harkin
Representative Bruce Braley
Representative Leonard L. Boswell
Representative Tom Latham
Representative Steve King

Senator Pat Roberts
Senator Jerry Moran
Representative Tim Huelskamp
Representative Lynn Jenkins
Representative Kevin Yoder
Representative Mike Pompeo

Senator Rand Paul
Representative John Yarmuth
Representative Ed Whitfield
Representative Brett Guthrie
Representative Geoff Davis

Senator David Vitter
Representative Jeff Landry
Representative John Fleming
Representative Rodney Alexander
Representative Bill Cassidy
Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr.

Senator Olympia J. Snowe
Senator Susan Collins
Representative Chellie Pingree
Representative Mike Michaud

Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Representative Steny Hoyer

Senator John Kerry
Senator Scott Brown
Representative Jim McGovern
Representative Niki Tsongas
Representative Ed Markey

Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Carl Levin
Representative Dan Benishek
Representative Bill Huizenga
Representative Justin Amash
Representative Dave Camp
Representative Tim Walberg
Representative Gary Peters
Representative Candice Miller

Representative Thaddeus McCotter
Representative Sandy Levin
Representative Hansen Clarke
Representative John Conyers, Jr.
Representative John Dingell
Representative Dale E. Kildee
Representative Fred Upton

Senator Al Franken
Representative John Kline
Representative Erik Paulsen
Representative Keith Ellison
Representative Michele Bachmann
Representative Chip Cravaack

Senator Roger Wicker
Representative Alan Nunnelee
Representative Gregg Harper
Representative Steven Palazzo

Senator Claire McCaskill
Senator Roy Blunt
Representative Todd W. Akin
Representative Russ Carnahan
Representative Billy Long

Senator Jon Tester
Representative Dennis Rehberg


Senator Ben Nelson
Senator Mike Johanns
Representative Jeff Fortenberry
Representative Lee Terry

Senator Harry Reid
Senator Dean Heller
Representative Shelley Berkley
Representative Joe Heck

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Kelly Ayotte
Representative Frank C. Guinta
Representative Charles F. (Charlie) Bass

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
Senator Robert Menendez
Representative Frank A. LoBiondo
Representative Jon Runyan
Representative Frank Pallone, Jr.
Representative Rush Holt
Representative Albio Sires
Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr.

Senator Tom Udall
Representative Martin Heinrich
Representative Steve Pearce
Representative Ben Ray Lujan

Senator Charles E. (Chuck) Schumer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Representative Steve Israel
Representative Pete King
Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Representative Gregory W. Meeks
Representative Charles B. Rangel
Representative Jose E. Serrano
Representative Nita M. Lowey
Representative Nan A. S. Hayworth
Representative Chris Gibson
Representative Paul D. Tonko
Representative Maurice D. Hinchey
Representative Bill Owens
Representative Richard L. Hanna
Representative Ann Marie Buerkle
Representative Louise M. Slaughter
Representative Tom Reed
Representative Brian Higgins

Senator Richard Burr
Senator Kay Hagan
Representative Renee L. Ellmers
Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr.
Representative Virginia Foxx
Representative Mike McIntyre
Representative Sue Myrick
Representative Patrick McHenry
Representative Brad Miller


Representative Rick Berg


Senator Sherrod Brown

Senator Rob Portman
Representative Steve Chabot
Representative Michael R. Turner
Representative Jim Jordan
Representative Bob Latta
Representative Bill Johnson
Representative Steve Austria
Representative John A. Boehner
Representative Dennis J. Kucinich
Representative Marcia L. Fudge
Representative Steven C. LaTourette
Representative Steve Stivers
Representative James B. Renacci
Representative Tim Ryan
Representative Bob Gibbs


Senator James M. Inhofe
Senator Tom Coburn
Representative John Sullivan
Representative James Lankford


Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Jeff Merkley
Representive Greg Walden
Representative Earl Bluemenauer
Representative Kurt Schrader

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Senator Pat Toomey
Representative Robert A. Brady
Representative Chaka Fattah
Representative Jason Altmire
Representative Glenn (GT) Thompson
Representative Jim Gerlach
Representative Patrick Meehan
Representative Mike Fitzpatrick
Representative Bill Shuster
Representative Tom Marino
Representative Louis J. (Lou) Barletta
Representative Mark S. Critz  
Representative Mike Doyle
Representative Charlie Dent


Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi


Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Representative Jim Langevin

Senator Lindsey Graham
Senator Jim DeMint
Representative Tim Scott
Representative Joe Wilson
Representative Trey Gowdy
Representative Mick Mulvaney
Representative James E. Clyburn
Representative Jeff Duncan

Senator Tim Johnson
Senator John Thune
Representative Kristi Noem


Senator Lamar Alexander
Senator Bob Corker
Representative Phil Roe
Representative Chuck Fleischmann
Representative Scott DesJarlais
Representative Jim Cooper
Representative Diane Black
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Representative Steve Cohen

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator John Cornyn
Representative Louie Gohmert
Representative Ted Poe
Representative Sam Johnson
Representative Jeb Hensarling
Representative Joe Barton
Representative John Culberson
Representative Kevin Brady
Representative Michael McCaul
Representative Kay Granger
Representative Ron Paul
Representative Bill Flores
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative Randy Neugebauer
Representative Lamar Smith
Representative Pete Olson
Representative Francisco R. (Quico) Canseco
Representative Kenny Marchant
Representative Michael C. Burgess
Representative Blake Farenthold
Representative Gene Green
Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson
Representative John R. Carter
Representative Pete Sessions

Senator Orrin G. Hatch
Senator Mike Lee
Representative Jim Matheson
Representative Jason Chaffetz

Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Bernie Sanders

Senator Mark R. Warner
Representative Rob Wittman
Representative Scott Rigell
Representative Bobby Scott
Representative Randy Forbes
Representative Robert Hurt
Representative Bob Goodlatte
Representative Eric Cantor
Representative Jim Moran
Representative Morgan Griffith
Representative Gerry Connolly

Delegate Donna M. Christensen


Representative Jay Inslee
Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Representative Norm Dicks
Representative Jim McDermott
Representative Dave Reichert
Representative Adam Smith


Senator Jay Rockefeller
Senator Joe Manchin
Representative David McKinley

Senator Ron Johnson
Representative Paul Ryan
Representative Tammy Baldwin
Representative Gwen Moore
Representative Sean Duffy
Representative Ron Kind
Representative Reid Ribble

Senator John Barrasso
Representative Cynthia Lummis

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"OBAMA IN PEE PEE" Glenn Beck Exposes More Hypocrisy Of The Left! Freedom Of Speech Through 'Art' Is Only For Liberals

The following is a clip from Glenn's TV show yesterday.  

(Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)

If you ever used the term “whiz kid” to refer to Glenn Beck, you now have him pegged.
The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to be urine.

“I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a false French accent, as he played the role of a freedom-loving artist expressing himself on his television program Tuesday evening.

A bobblehead doll of President Obama floating in a jar of what appeared to be urine.
He titled his artwork, “Obama in Pee Pee” and put a price tag of $25,000 on it. Ebay has since pulled the item, despite the proceeds slated for charity.

“I have been working on a masterpiece. I have been working on something for quite a while,” Beck clowned. “When I say quite a while, I mean all day, small little doses all day. I drank a lot of water when I did this.”

A note on Beck’s website the Blaze explained: “Beck decided that submerging an Obama ‘bobblehead’ doll in urine (later revealed to be completely fake) was necessary to convey his artistic message. He of course realizes this will be controversial and that many will find his use of the Obama figurine to be disrespectful. The idea, for Beck however, is not to be untoward, but through irony, to highlight the hypocrisy of those who would shout in defiance at defacing the image of a sitting U.S. president, but not that of an image so sacred to Christianity – the world’s largest religion.”

Beck also intended his artwork to highlight the hypocrisy of those who complain about demeaning Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

“If his image were defaced in the same way as Christ’s has been so many times, the backlash could indeed be deadly and the ‘artist’ in question pursued by U.S. law enforcement (as was the case for the creators of the YouTube video ‘Innocence of Muslims’),” noted the Blaze.
Beck had singled out the artwork titled “Truth,” by Michael D’Antuono, which features Obama depicted as Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns, being crucified.

Public outrage prevented the work from being displayed in New York four years ago, but it is now in display at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery in Boston, as part of a larger exhibit called “Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.”

It’s scheduled to remain on display through Dec. 15.

D’Antuono has said his “First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings” and that “we should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Attorney General of Virginia Suggests President Obama Stole The Election

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican Attorney General of Virginia, agreed with WMAL radio host Cheri Jacobus Tuesday when she insinuated that President Obama may have illegitimately won the election through lenient voting laws.

Jacobus stated, “He can’t win a state where photo ID is required. So clearly there’s something going on out there.” In fact, President Obama won Michigan and Florida, both of which have voter identification laws.

Jacobus’ co-host Brian Wilson claimed to have received several emails from listeners wishing to report voter fraud. He then asked Cuccinelli, “When you hear these kinds of stories, one wonders, why isn’t there a way for the Attorney General of the commonwealth of Virginia to get involved and to look into these matters?”

Cuccinelli told Wilson he was unable to investigate election violations unless state officials first requested an inquiry, but agreed that there “ought to be a way” for him to look into these matters. After Jacobus seemingly became angry with him for not investigating the voter fraud allegations, Cuccinelli stated, ”Your tone suggests you’re a little upset with me. You’re preaching to the choir. I’m with you completely.”

After the interview, Noah Wall, political spokesman for Cuccinnelli, said in an email that Cuccinelli never meant to question the legality of President Barack Obama‘s campaign: ”There is no question that President Obama legitimately won re-election. Ken was simply talking about the fact that there were problems on election day which need to be addressed.”

Sunday, November 25, 2012

THIS is the best explanation of entitlements and class warfare-Dinesh D'Souza (VIDEO)

Excerpts from a debate between Dinesh D'Souza and Michael Shermer at the Socratic Club of Oregon State Univeristy on October 8, 2012.  D'Souza comments on the moral implications of government mandated services, specifically ObamaCare. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

After Obama's Failed Green Energy Investments In The US, WH Announces $6 Billion to Promote Clean Energy – in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama attends the East Asia Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Obama is in Cambodia on the final leg of his three-country tour of Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
 White House Announces $6 Billion to Promote Clean Energy – in Asia
( – The White House announced the federal government will spend $6 billion over four years for a “sustainable energy future” plan with Asian countries that involves loaning tax dollars to other countries to increase their purchasing power for U.S. technology, services and equipment.

“Recognizing that energy and the environment are among the most pressing issues confronting our region, President Obama, in partnership with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei and President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, today proposed the U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Partnership for a Sustainable Energy Future,” the White House announced Tuesday as Obama visits Asian Pacific countries.

The initiative comes after the Obama administration has been criticized for spending billions to subsidize U.S.-based green energy companies that went on to declare bankruptcy, including Solyndra, Ener1, A123, Beacon Power and other failed renewable energy ventures.

The White House announcement goes on to say that, “The United States will provide up to $6 billion to support the partnership.” Most of that will come from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which will launch a $5 billion export credit financing program to certain Asian countries over the next four years “to increase access to American technology, services and equipment to implement energy infrastructure.”

The Overseas Private Investment Corps (OPIC) will spend $1 billion in financing for sustainable power and clean energy infrastructure projects in Asia, according to the White House. OPIC is the federal government’s development finance institution that mobilizes private capital with the intent of advancing U.S. foreign policy and getting U.S. companies into emerging markets.

Read More: CNS News

Dems Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

"A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law. [Sen. Patrick] Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge."
Sen. Patrick Leahy previously said his bill boosts Americans' e-mail privacy protections by "requiring that the government obtain a search warrant." That's no longer the case.
Sen. Patrick Leahy previously said his bill boosts Americans' e-mail privacy protections by "requiring that the government obtain a search warrant." That's no longer the case.
(Credit: U.S. Senate)

Declan McCullagh by

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.
CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Revised bill highlights

✭ Grants warrantless access to Americans' electronic correspondence to over 22 federal agencies. Only a subpoena is required, not a search warrant signed by a judge based on probable cause.

✭ Permits state and local law enforcement to warrantlessly access Americans' correspondence stored on systems not offered "to the public," including university networks.

✭ Authorizes any law enforcement agency to access accounts without a warrant -- or subsequent court review -- if they claim "emergency" situations exist.

✭ Says providers "shall notify" law enforcement in advance of any plans to tell their customers that they've been the target of a warrant, order, or subpoena.

✭ Delays notification of customers whose accounts have been accessed from 3 days to "10 business days." This notification can be postponed by up to 360 days.

Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

It's an abrupt departure from Leahy's earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications. The Vermont Democrat boasted last year that his bill "provides enhanced privacy protections for American consumers by... requiring that the government obtain a search warrant."

Leahy had planned a vote on an earlier version of his bill, designed to update a pair of 1980s-vintage surveillance laws, in late September. But after law enforcement groups including the National District Attorneys' Association and the National Sheriffs' Association organizations objected to the legislation and asked him to "reconsider acting" on it, Leahy pushed back the vote and reworked the bill as a package of amendments to be offered next Thursday. The package (PDF) is a substitute for H.R. 2471, which the House of Representatives already has approved.

One person participating in Capitol Hill meetings on this topic told CNET that Justice Department officials have expressed their displeasure about Leahy's original bill. The department is on record as opposing any such requirement: James Baker, the associate deputy attorney general, has publicly warned that requiring a warrant to obtain stored e-mail could have an "adverse impact" on criminal investigations.

Marc Rotenberg, head of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said that in light of the revelations about how former CIA director David Petraeus' e-mail was perused by the FBI, "even the Department of Justice should concede that there's a need for more judicial oversight," not less.

An aide to the Senate Judiciary committee told CNET that because discussions with interested parties are ongoing, it would be premature to comment on the legislation.

Markham Erickson, a lawyer in Washington, D.C. who has followed the topic closely and said he was speaking for himself and not his corporate clients, expressed concerns about the alphabet soup of federal agencies that would be granted more power:
❝ There is no good legal reason why federal regulatory agencies such as the NLRB, OSHA, SEC or FTC need to access customer information service providers with a mere subpoena. If those agencies feel they do not have the tools to do their jobs adequately, they should work with the appropriate authorizing committees to explore solutions. The Senate Judiciary committee is really not in a position to adequately make those determinations. ❞
The list of agencies that would receive civil subpoena authority for the contents of electronic communications also includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission.

Leahy's modified bill retains some pro-privacy components, such as requiring police to secure a warrant in many cases. But the dramatic shift, especially the regulatory agency loophole and exemption for emergency account access, likely means it will be near-impossible for tech companies to support in its new form.

A bitter setback
This is a bitter setback for Internet companies and a liberal-conservative-libertarian coalition, which had hoped to convince Congress to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to protect documents stored in the cloud. Leahy glued those changes onto an unrelated privacy-related bill supported by Netflix.

At the moment, Internet users enjoy more privacy rights if they store data on their hard drives or under their mattresses, a legal hiccup that the companies fear could slow the shift to cloud-based services unless the law is changed to be more privacy-protective.

Members of the so-called Digital Due Process coalition include Apple,, Americans for Tax Reform, AT&T, the Center for Democracy and Technology, eBay, Google, Facebook, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, TechFreedom, and Twitter. (CNET was the first to report on the coalition's creation.)

Leahy, a former prosecutor, has a mixed record on privacy. He criticized the FBI's efforts to require Internet providers to build in backdoors for law enforcement access, and introduced a bill in the 1990s protecting Americans' right to use whatever encryption products they wanted.
An excerpt from Leahy's revised legislation authorizing over 22 federal agencies to obtain Americans' e-mail without a search warrant signed by a judge.
An excerpt from Leahy's revised legislation authorizing over 22 federal agencies to obtain Americans' e-mail without a search warrant signed by a judge. Click for larger image.

But he also authored the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, which is now looming over Web companies, as well as the reviled Protect IP Act. An article in The New Republic concluded Leahy's work on the Patriot Act "appears to have made the bill less protective of civil liberties." Leahy had introduced significant portions of the Patriot Act under the name Enhancement of Privacy and Public Safety in Cyberspace Act (PDF) a year earlier.

One obvious option for the Digital Due Process coalition is the simplest: if Leahy's committee proves to be an insurmountable roadblock in the Senate, try the courts instead.

Judges already have been wrestling with how to apply the Fourth Amendment to an always-on, always-connected society. Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police needed a search warrant for GPS tracking of vehicles. Some courts have ruled that warrantless tracking of Americans' cell phones, another coalition concern, is unconstitutional.

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies already must obtain warrants for e-mail in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, thanks to a ruling by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2010.


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Friday, November 16, 2012

America's brownshirts - Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Homeland Youth

Vicksburg. The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930's Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President's AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS's youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.

On September 13, 2012, the Dept of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of

On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing.

DHS raising an armed army

The first problem one finds with this 'new army' is the fact that they are mere children. Yes, 18 is generally the legal age a person can sign a contract, join the military or be tried as an adult. But ask any parent - an 18, 20 or even a 24 year-old is still a naïve, readily-influenced kid.

The second problem with this announcement and program is its timing. Over the past two years, President Obama has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under Martial Law to FEMA. Also in that time, domestic federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms. Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition aren't to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in California, but right here on the streets of America.

Strange Armored Fighting Vehicles

Individuals around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles. What would a disaster relief agency like FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles? According to the agency's own mandate, as well as President Obama's recent Executive Order, the answer is 'population control' during a time of Martial Law.

One set of images made available by shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They're labeled with the usual backward American flag and the title, 'Homeland Security'. Below that and the DHS logo, it also reads, 'Immigration & Customs Enforcement'. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white lettering also display 'POLICE/RESCUE' on one side and 'Special Response Team' on the other.

DHS armed fighting vehicle
FEMA Corps

FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino gave the keynote address at the 'Induction Ceremony' for the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members. According to the DHS website, 'Corps members assist with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities, providing support in areas ranging from working directly with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovering centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness and mitigation information with the public.'

Serino describes what the first FEMA Corps class has accomplished so far, as well as where they'll be going next:

'Yesterday, we welcomed 231 energetic members into the first ever FEMA Corps class. The members just finished off their first month of training with our partners at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and are one step closer to working in the field on disaster response and recovery. They will now head to FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness to spend the next two weeks training in their FEMA position-specific roles. Once they complete both the CNCS and FEMA training, these 231 dedicated FEMA Corps members will be qualified to work in one of a variety of disaster related roles, ranging from Community Relations to Disaster Recovery Center support.'

MaxxPro MRAP armored vehicle on flatbed truck.
A standing army

Unlike most local disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only showing up when there's a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. FEMA Deputy Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, 'The new members, who range in age from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster response and recovery efforts.'

In closing his announcement of the first graduating class of FEMA Corps Youth, Sarino describes his and the agency's vision of the future, one where 'FEMA Corps sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers'.

DHS arms itself

As we detailed in the August 28 Whiteout Press article 'History of DHS Ammunition Purchases', federal emergency management agencies are looking more and more like a military army every day.

The federal government's procurement website actually lists DHS' requests for bids to supply it with ammunition and military weaponry. All of the orders listed in the above article, including the orders for hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition, are publicly available at

One look at a chart of DHS ammunition purchases over the past decade reveals a drastic spike in orders of bullets recently, totaling in the billions of rounds. Other charts available online show a similar drastic spike in the purchases of accompanying weaponry by the Department of Homeland Security.

What is the US federal government preparing for? And why does it feel it needs an army of brainwashed youth, millions of guns, thousands of armored fighting vehicles and literally billions of rounds of ammunition, just to provide relief to the American people during a natural disaster? Any historian will tell you it sounds more like the arming of the Hitler Youth than an army of first responders fighting forest fires and hurricanes.
Source: SOTT.Net 

Terror Suspect Accused Of Masterminding The Killing Of Five American Soldiers Released Eleven Months After Obama Administration Turned Him Over To Iraq

To understand just how disgusting the news coming out of Iraq today about the release of Ali Musa Daqduq is, you have to understand that he was handed over by this President and his radical terrorist loving  administration.

The Obama administration chose to turn over terrorism suspect Ali Musa Daqduq to Iraq, a blow to U.S. military and intelligence officials who wanted him tried by a U.S. tribunal.

By Eli Lake
Dec 17, 2011 12:17 AM EST
As it formally wrapped up war operations in Iraq, the Obama administration handed over terrorism suspect Ali Musa Daqduq to Baghdad’s government, dealing a blow to U.S. military and intelligence officials who wanted him tried by a U.S. tribunal on charges he plotted the killings of five American soldiers.

The White House said Friday night it has tried to secure assurances from Iraq that Daqduq will be tried in that country for his role in the January 2007 killings, but U.S. intelligence fears he will eventually be released to Iran, where he has been linked to Hizbullah and the notorious Quds Force.

The administration’s decision drew a swift, harsh rebuke from a Republican senator who had pressed in recent weeks to have Daqduq tried by a U.S. military tribunal. 

“Daqduq is one of the worst of the worst,” Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said. “He’s got a significant record of terrorist activity with Hizbullah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, even training them. The handover to the Iraqi government causes grave concerns in my mind that he’ll find his way back to the battlefield where undoubtedly innocent people will be killed.

“And, to add further insult, the decision to turn this terrorist over to the Iraqi government is a slap in the face to the families of the five service members who were killed under Daqduq’s direction,” Grassley lamented.

The resolution of Daqduq’s status was one of the thorniest remaining issues as U.S. troops leave the country this month.

Plans as recent as this summer envisioned some U.S. forces remaining on bases in Iraq and working out a way to at least monitor the custody of Daqduq. But after President Obama failed to reach a new troop agreement with his Iraqi counterpart, Nuri al-Maliki, the U.S. was compelled to transfer the last of thousands of prisoners it kept in jails on U.S. bases.

 "Daqduq is one of the worst of the worst. 
He’s got a significant record of terrorist activity."
(Wathiq Khuzaie, AFP / Getty Images)
Daqduq was one of hundreds senior Shiite and al Qaeda suspects kept in detention centers on U.S. bases when Obama took office. But slowly, most of those prisoners were released. The highest-profile prisoners released until Friday were Laith and Qais Qazali, two brothers who led a network that provided Iran-supported militias in southern Iraq with lethal roadside bombs known as EFPs, or explosively formed penetrators.

White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Friday night that the United States “sought and received assurances that he will be tried for his crimes.”

Last month, though, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged that Daqduq “would certainly find better justice here.”

One reason Daqduq could not be sent to the United States is that Obama had not allowed new detainees to be sent to the Guantánamo prison in Cuba.

Intelligence officials are frustrated by the outcome. “This is one of many things we just dropped,” one intelligence officer told The Daily Beast, predicting that some of those turned over by the U.S. in recent days will be released and “will go back to the Iranian terror mac
Source: The Daily Beast

Fast Forward To Today, November 16, 2012

McCain to Obama: Take action against Iraq for terror suspect release

By Julian Pecquet - 11/16/12 01:03 PM ET
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called Iraq's Friday release of a Lebanese man accused of killing five U.S. soldiers an “outrage” and urged the Obama administration to respond in kind.

“This is an outrage,” the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee told reporters on Capitol Hill. “Families of those who were killed by this terrorist should also be outraged and appropriate actions should be taken with regards to our relationship with the Iraqi government.”

The release of Ali Mussa Daqduq, a suspected operative of the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, was expected after an Iraqi court acquitted him of the charges. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, however, had told Reuters that he had received “assurances” from Iraq that the country would not let him go.

Daqduq, who was captured in 2007, has been a source of U.S.-Iraqi tensions ever since Iraq refused to extradite him. He flew back to his native Lebanon on Friday.
Source: The Hill


Jill Kelley Has Visited The White House Three Times In The Last Seven Weeks

In this 2010 photo, Natalie Khawam, left, Gen. David Petraeus, Scott and Jill Kelley, and Holly Petraeus watch the Gasparilla parade from the Kelley's front lawn in Tampa, Fla.
Amu Scherzer/The Tampa Bay Times/AP

Oh, my. Isn't this 'convenient'??????? 

The criminal enterprise in the White House think they are above the law and will do ANYTHING to cover up their crimes.

Jill Kelley has visited White House three times in the last 7 weeks

11/16/12 1:38 PM EST 

The Tampa socialite at the heart of the Petraeus scandal has repeatedly visited the White House and dined with an unnamed staffer in recent months, a White House official confirmed to POLITICO. 

“Jill Kelley visited the White House complex three times, once for a tour with her family and children and twice for courtesy meals at the White House mess with her sister and a White House staffer who met the Kelley family while visiting MacDill Air Force Base,” the official said. 

She had breakfast at the White House staff dining hall on September 28 and again on October 24. She took the tour on Sunday, Nov. 4 -- just five days before former Gen. David Petraeus resigned. Kelley was joined on the tour by her husband, sister, sister's child, and three children. 

Kelley has been under intense scrutiny since it was revealed that she tipped off the FBI and started the investigation that led to Petraeus's resignation and the revelation that Kelley allegedly had exchanged potentially inappropriate emails with the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen. 

White House employees are allowed to bring guests to eat with them in the dining hall. The names of those guests – and the employees who brought them -- then appear on White House visitor logs, which the Obama administration releases to the public every three months. 

SOURCE: Politico

King: Petraeus Said CIA's Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 9:27am

Representative Peter King stated that former CIA Director David Petraeus stated that he knew the Benghazi attack was terrorism and that the talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice were different from the ones prepared by the CIA. Petraeus stated Rice's talking points were edited to demphasized the possibility of terrorism. 

Source: MRCTV


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Glenn Beck Breaks Down Petraeus Scandal: ‘What Are the Odds?’

Watch Beck break down the scandal via TheBlazeTV here:

During Tuesday’s broadcast, Glenn Beck delved into the developing sex scandal involving David Petraeus, former director of the CIA. The former four-star general resigned his CIA post last week after acknowledging an extramarital affair.

However, the timing of his resignation — just days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi terrorist attack — seems a little too coincidental, Beck explained.

“Petraeus was set to be the key witness in the Benghazi testimony this week,” he said. “But wouldn’t you know it, the FBI…accidentally stumbled upon some private emails and determined that he was having an affair.”

“What are the odds?”

Today we learn of the involvement of Gen. John Allen, NATO commander in Afghanistan.

The New York Times reports that Allen is under investigation for “inappropriate communication” with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who initiated an FBI investigation by reporting harassing email.
John R. Allen
John R. Allen

The messages came from Paula Broadwell, whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation Friday as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Broadwell, a graduate of West Point, co-wrote a biography of Petraeus called “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.”
FBI agents searched her North Carolina home Monday night, carrying out boxes.

Allen’s name had not come up in coverage of the scandal until early this morning.

The Marine Corps general has headed forces in Afghanistan since July 2011, when he succeeded Petraeus. President Obama nominated Allen last month to become commander of American forces in Europe and the supreme allied commander of NATO.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued a statement to reporters Tuesday saying that those nominations had been placed on hold.

Panetta said the FBI had referred their findings on Allen to the Defense Department on Sunday.
The Times reports that the Pentagon’s inspector general is reviewing 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents, many of them e-mails between Allen and Kelley.

Kelley has hired celebrity lawyer Abbe Lowell, whose former clients include Bill Clinton and Jack Abramoff; and crisis PR handler Judy Smith, who has represented Monica Lewinsky and Michael Vick.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI agent who initially fielded her complaints was barred from involvement in the case. The agent allegedly sent shirtless photos of himself to Kelley before the email investigation began.
On a personal note, this just doesn't add up.  Would General Petraeus really allow himself to be used by this administration?

It just doesn't make sense.  I truly believe there's more than meets the eye on Jill Kelley.  I'm not so sure that the 'other woman,' Paula Broadwell wasn't also was a set up.  

It is more believable that they set him up from the beginning and these women were in cahoots to assist in destroying him.

I never could understand  why them move Panetta out of the CIA and Petraeus into the CIA.  That move stunk when they did it and it stinks even more now.

Hopefully, Petraeus pulled some CIA jujitsu and has incriminating video/audio of his extortion that he will reveal.

What are your thoughts?