Archive for August 20, 2011
It seems mildly strange the during the closing hours of Ron Paul’s birthday moneybomb on his http://www.ronpaul2012.com site that the site disappears. Was this caused by an inside technical glitch or an attack from outside the Ron Paul camp to keep people from making donations to the cause of Freedom and Liberty in support of Dr. Paul’s message and support for the US Constitution? I guess only time and word from inside the Ron Paul camp will tell where the issue derived from. Below are two screen captures I passed along. I hope by the time I post this the issue is resolved, but as good news as that would be, does not answer the question.
I ran into DR. Paul this past weekend on the lawn of Iowa State University. I had a chance to ask Ron about H.R. 645 and whether or not Americans are justified in thinking that (The National Emergency Centers Establishment Act’ could lead to detainment camps for american citizens during martial law. His response..
‘They’re setting the stage for violence in this country’
King Barack And Queen Michelle Fly Separate Jets To Martha’s Vineyard Only Hours Apart, Taxpayers Stuck With The Bill…0
(WHD) — Michelle Obama and President Obama traveled to Martha’s Vineyard just hours apart, costing taxpayers thousands in additional expenses so she could have just a bit of extra vacation time.
Mrs. Obama and her daughters arrived just before 2 pm Thursday on a U.S. government jet, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times, which got its information from the local airport. The first lady’s office has been silent on her travel. President Obama arrived in the evening along with the family dog Bo.
The extra costs related to Mrs. Obama’s solo trip mainly include the flight on a specially designed military aircraft she took instead of Air Force One, as well as any extra staff and Secret Service that had to be enlisted to go with her. She would also have had her own motorcade from the airport to her vacation residence.
Mrs. Obama’s separate jet travel sends the wrong message on a host of issues, from global warming to the budget deficit to the economy — in which currently so many people can’t afford to take a vacation at all.
This is not the first time Michelle has gone on vacation ahead of the president on the taxpayers’ tab. Last December, she racked up what was likely more than $100,000 in expenses leaving early for their Hawaii vacation.
Judicial Watch has won their case in Federal Court to force the Obama administration to release their records for who visited the president in the White House during an eight month period from the beginning of 2009. Although this is an important victory, the list will probably only be seen as a further vindication of Socialist leanings and no further investigations will be launched.
Judicial Watch Victory: Court Slaps Down Obama Administration Secrecy, Rules White House Visitor Logs Subject to FOIA
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a federal court ruled today against the Obama administration that Secret Service White House visitor logs are agency records that are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The decision was issued by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee, in Judicial Watch v. U.S. Secret Service (No. 09-2312).
In its lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service, Judicial Watch asked the court to order the release of Secret Service logs of White House visitors from January 20, 2009, to August, 10, 2009. The Obama administration attempted to advance the erroneous claim that the visitor logs “are not agency records subject to the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act].” As Judicial Watch noted in its complaint filed on December 7, 2009, this claim “has been litigated and rejected repeatedly.” Despite White House misinformation to the contrary, tens of thousands of visitor logs are being withheld from disclosure by the Obama administration. These records are now subject to disclosure under FOIA.
Judge Howell ruled that “the proper course of action by the Secret Service is duly to process [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request, disclose all segregable, nonexempt records, and then assert specific FOIA exemptions for all records it seeks to withhold.” Currently, the White House releases visitor information at its own discretion, the timing and specifics of which, it insisted, was not subject to court review.
“This is a major victory for open government and an embarrassing defeat for the Obama administration,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This administration will now have to release all records of all visitors to the White House – or explain why White House visits should be kept secret under law. It is refreshing to see the court remind this this administration that the rule of law applies to it.”
Texas Guv Rick Perry sold out his state’s preteen girls by mandating through an executive order that they be vaccinated with Gardasil. Before it was even thoroughly tested! Just another status quo politician bought and controlled by lobbyists, big pharma via Merck.
Ron Paul’s Speech at the Florida Liberty Summit: Oddballs have been in control of this country for way too long – August 19, 2011
Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday’s New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.
Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.
There were 302 ballots cast Saturday, and the full vote results are as follows, in the order the candidates were listed on the ballot: Jon Huntsman – 3 percent ; Herman Cain – 5 percent; Rick Perry – 8 percent; Fred Karger – 0 percent ; Paul – 45 percent; Mitt Romney – 10 percent; Thaddeus McCotter – 8 percent; Rick Santorum – 3 percent; Michele Bachmann – 5 percent; Buddy Roemer – 3 percent; Gary Johnson – 6 percent; and Newt Gingrich – 1 percent.
Rudy Giuliani and Paul Ryan each received 1 percent of the vote as write-in candidates, while another 1 percent was comprised of candidates who received less than 1 percent, according to event officials.
Gingrich, Perry, Romney and Santorum all were unrepresented at Saturday’s event, as no one spoke on their behalf and none had a table at the event.
State Sen. Jim Forsythe spoke on behalf of Paul.