Monday, 31 December 2012

LISA JACKSON'S RESIGNATION

Ken Berwitz

Just a quick blog to inform you that Lisa Jackson, who has headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the past four years, and  - with the clear support of the Obama administraiton - has done her best to prevent the USA from using its natual energy resources, is resigning.

The main reason, it appears certain, is that it was discovered that she was using an e-mail alias - the name "Richard Windsor" - to conduct official business, so that it could not be traced back to her.  And the official business she conducted has done huge harm to any hope we have of becoming energy-independent from countries that hate our guts - with a special level of damage to the coal industry. 

Her attempt to hide this agenda, and how she has gone about hiding it, is probably dirtier than any coal mine ever was.

You can read all about it at Tom Blumer's blog for newsbusters.org, along with a scathing critique of politico.com, for downplaying the real reason for Ms. Jackson's resignation.  His last paragraph:

Jackson joins former Clinton EPA head and Obama czar Carol Browner as leaving under a cloud of scandal. Browner literally destroyed evidence relating to her misdeeds. Will Jackson do the same with emails sent and received by "Richard Windsor"?

Me?  I disagree with Tom on this one.  My congratulations to politico.com -- not for the quality of its reporting, which I completely agree with him on, but for the fact that it reported this scandal at all. 

See, on the blogosphere there is no problem at all in finding information about this scandal:  just google "Lisa Jackson Richard Windsor" and take your pick among all the web sites which are reporting it. 

But then try and find it in mainstream media - AKA Obama's Accomplice Media.  I dare you. 

And, yes, these are the same people who squeal like stuck pigs if you call them biased.

Zeke .... ... Lisa Jackson, Van Jones, Eric Holder, etc, etc, etc --- all dishonest, lying s**mb*gs. .... .... Why can't Obama appoint some HONEST lying s**mb*gs ? .... .... .... Oh, and Hillary will not be able to testify next week on Benghazi -- she has a very badly needed hair dresser appointment. ..... .... ..... (12/31/12)


BLAH BLAH BLABBAS

Ken Berwitz

How many times does abu abbas, the head of fatah (until hamas decides he's no longer useful to them), have to lie before the international community stops pretending he is anything but a liar?

Apparently, it is going to take more than this - excerpted from Elad Benari's article at Arutz Sheva (Israel International News):

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party's new logo shows all of Israel as Palestine, claimed on Sunday that he seeks peace with the Jewish State.

Abbas, who met with Arab MKs Mohammad Barakeh and Said Nafaa, said that the "Palestinian people" are striving for peace in accordance with the decisions of international institutions and seek to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1949 armistice line with its capital in Jerusalem.

Abbas said that the PA Arabs desire peace and want to have a "partner who believes in peace." He added that the Palestinian aspiration is to establish a state alongside Israel.

Since 2009 Abbas has refused to come to the negotiating table with Israel and has continuously tried to impose preconditions on talks.

Abbas is demanding that Israel accept the indefensible pre-1967 lines as final borders, release all Arab terrorists from its jails, and halt construction in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem for a second time before talks begin. At the same time, he has refused to recognize Israels right to exist.

Even when Israel imposed a ten-month freeze on Jewish construction in an attempt to bring Abbas back to the negotiating table, he refused, choosing instead to impose more preconditions.

Got that?  fatah's new logo, which is fine with abbas, shows that all of Israel is their state of Palestine.  abbas has refused to negotiate for three years, unless Israel agrees to borders that a) are indefensible and b) Palestinian Arabs could have had 63 years ago if they hadn't instead decided to wage war against Israel all this time.....

....but he's just a loving, open fellow, happy to vaporize those dirty Jew basta....er, make peace with those nice Jewish folks in Israel.

Why would anyone believe a word this liar says?  And why would anyone even begin to expect that the government of Israel would believe him?


LEFT WING HATE

Ken Berwitz

It is amazing how much hatred is spewed by people who claim to be against hatred.

And, left wing hatred is off the charts.

Here is a link to twitchy.com's "Top 20 deleted tweets of the year".  Read them through and you won't wonder what I'm talking about.

But, for the moment, a tiny sampling - the tweets of actor jason biggs and singer Cher (Warning:  this is not censored):

-@JasonBiggs

I'd totes dip a pinky or two in Paul Ryan's wife's bleached asshole (she obvs bleaches her asshole). #RNC-
Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs)
August 30, 2012

29 Aug 12

-@cher

If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters-
Cher (@cher)
May 08, 2012

See what I mean? 

Now click on the link and marvel that so many of these people like to sit in judgment of others.


VENEZUELA'S (POTENTIALLY) HAPPY NEW YEAR

Ken Berwitz

Excerpted from Daniel Wallis's article at Reuters:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering more complications linked to a respiratory infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez in the hospital as supporters' fears grew for the ailing 58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public nor heard from in three weeks.

Chavez had already suffered unexpected bleeding caused by the six-hour operation on December 11 for an undisclosed form of cancer in his pelvic area. Officials said doctors then had to fight a respiratory infection.

Chavez's resignation for health reasons, or his death, would upend politics in the OPEC nation where his personalized brand of oil-financed socialism has made him a hero to the poor but a pariah to critics who call him a dictator.

Chavez's allies have openly discussed the possibility that he may not be able to return to Venezuela to be inaugurated for his third six-year term as president on the constitutionally mandated date of January 10.

I don't wish death on many people. 

But hugo chavez has turned a democracy into a socialist dungheap, been a BFF to tinhorn dictators around the globe, kept the poor people of his country every bit as poor but tossed them a few scraps here and there to buy their loyalty, nationalized private industry, and virtually obliterated what once was a free press. 

Let's just say, I wish life for him less than I do for most others.

I wish Venezuela a potentially happy new year.


THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

For the second day in a row, Barack Obama gets the honors.

Here is his answer to David Gregory, who asked, "How accountable are you for the fact that Washington can't get anything done and that we are at this deadline again?"

"Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.  I campaigned on the promise of being willing to reduce the deficit in a serious way, in a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy while keeping middle class taxes low."

That's a fascinating claim.  But there is a bit of a problem. 

The White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending in 2010 was $3,456,213,000,000.  And in 2011 it was $3,603,213,000,000. 

I understand that those are a lot of zeros to deal with.  But if you can work through them, you'll find that this was not a decrease of one trillion dollars, it was an increase of $147 billion.  Which, I assure you, Mr. Obama knows perfectly well.

The saddest part - other than the impossible fiscal hole this administration is putting us in - is that, aided and abetted by an Accomplice Media , there are so many people who will believe him anyway.


VENEZUELA'S (POTENTIALLY) HAPPY NEW YEAR

Ken Berwitz

Excerpted from Daniel Wallis's article at Reuters:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering more complications linked to a respiratory infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez in the hospital as supporters' fears grew for the ailing 58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public nor heard from in three weeks.

Chavez had already suffered unexpected bleeding caused by the six-hour operation on December 11 for an undisclosed form of cancer in his pelvic area. Officials said doctors then had to fight a respiratory infection.

Chavez's resignation for health reasons, or his death, would upend politics in the OPEC nation where his personalized brand of oil-financed socialism has made him a hero to the poor but a pariah to critics who call him a dictator.

Chavez's allies have openly discussed the possibility that he may not be able to return to Venezuela to be inaugurated for his third six-year term as president on the constitutionally mandated date of January 10.

I don't wish death on many people. 

But hugo chavez has turned a democracy into a socialist dungheap, been a BFF to tinhorn dictators around the globe, kept the poor people of his country every bit as poor but tossed them a few scraps here and there to buy their loyalty, nationalized private industry, and virtually obliterated what once was a free press. 

Let's just say, I wish life for him less than I do for most others.

I wish Venezuela a potentially happy new year.


REAL RACISM (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz

We already know that Jesse Jackson Jr. is a scoundrel, who will probably wind up in jail.  But that's ok.  The real problem is that his wife is a traitor to the Black race.

This is not me talking, it is the Black "activist" (wouldn't you love a definition of that term?) Mack Glover, speaking of Sandi Jackson, a Chicago alderman (alderwoman?) and her involvement in securing approval for a White-owned company to build housing in a predominantly Black area.

Excerpted from an article at breitbart.com:

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife Sandi, a Chicago alderman, was called a traitor to the community by local grassroots activist Mack Glover. Glover's accusation came during a December meeting about the housing and foreclosure problems in the black communities of Chicago's south and west sides. His comments were directed at Jackson's facilitation of the largest "planned urban development" (PUD) in the country.

Glover accused Sandi Jackson of being a sellout for helping the project move forward and thereby giving a "white developer $100 million" to build a project in the black community, where Glover and other grassroots activists at the meeting say "black people will not be getting any jobs." Glover's comments blasting Sandi Jackson received applause from the entire room of nearly 200 black Chicagoans.

Glover expounded on his comments in an interview with Breitbart News following the meeting, taking aim not only at Sandi Jackson, but also the "entire Jackson family," including the infamous civil rights leader himself, Jesse Jackson.

"Sandi Jackson is a traitor to our community, and her family is [sic] traitors to the community; Jesse is a traitor to the community, because anytime they would allow that woman to give up $100 million to a white developer in the black community and there ain't no black people workin', then that means she's a traitor" said Glover. "...She belongs in prison next to her husband."

Now those are strong words.  And, under most circumstances, I would be blogging about what a racist Mr. Glover is for demanding that a Black company be used for this project. 

But we are talking about Chicago, which sets the gold standard for political corruption among major US cities (no small feat).  And in Chicago, Mr. Glover has a point. 

It seems to be common knowledge that the unions which essentially control Chicago's construction activity have, for many years, systematically underhired Black workers for projects such as these.  The blog cited above says so...and so do many others, including this one, this one and this one (in which you should not miss the sneering blow-off from then-Mayor Daley to deflect the issue), among others.

So, although the demand that a Black company be used for this PUD project - to be completed in a predominantly Black neighborhood, by the way - might, at first glance, seem overtly racist, in reality it may be the only way that Black workers will get a fair shake in securing the project's jobs. 

And if a Black-owned company might use a disproportionate percent of Black workers relative to their incidence in Chicago's population? Well, how often does that work in the opposite direction? How many current projects are in progress with an underrepresentation of Black workers?

Given this reality, I would find it very difficult to attack such a company for trying to move the pendulum a few degrees back the other way.

In other words, there is racism, all right.  Just a different version of it than you might have expected.

So who can blame Mr. Glover, or anyone else, for condemning a politician who would help to continue the racist practices which have traditionally excluded Black workers - even if the politican is Black and her name is Jackson?

Real racism is what it is.  And Mack Glover is addressing a clear example of it. 

Go, Mack, Go.

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HILLARY CLINTON'S BLOOD CLOT

Ken Berwitz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot - one which might have very serious, even life-threatening implications.

Whatever I think of Ms. Clinton politically, let me assure you that I - along with, I hope, everyone else - wish  her a full, speedy recovery and perfect health for many years to come.


HILLARY CLINTON'S BLOOD CLOT

Ken Berwitz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot - one which might have very serious, even life-threatening implications.

Whatever I think of Ms. Clinton politically, let me assure you that I - along with, I hope, everyone else - wish  her a full, speedy recovery and perfect health for many years to come.

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BLAH BLAH BLABBAS

Ken Berwitz

How many times does abu abbas, the head of fatah (until hamas decides he's no longer useful to them), have to lie before the international community stops pretending he is anything but a liar?

Apparently, it is going to take more than this - excerpted from Elad Benari's article at Arutz Sheva (Israel International News):

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah party's new logo shows all of Israel as Palestine, claimed on Sunday that he seeks peace with the Jewish State.

Abbas, who met with Arab MKs Mohammad Barakeh and Said Nafaa, said that the "Palestinian people" are striving for peace in accordance with the decisions of international institutions and seek to establish an independent Palestinian state within the 1949 armistice line with its capital in Jerusalem.

Abbas said that the PA Arabs desire peace and want to have a "partner who believes in peace." He added that the Palestinian aspiration is to establish a state alongside Israel.

Since 2009 Abbas has refused to come to the negotiating table with Israel and has continuously tried to impose preconditions on talks.

Abbas is demanding that Israel accept the indefensible pre-1967 lines as final borders, release all Arab terrorists from its jails, and halt construction in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem for a second time before talks begin. At the same time, he has refused to recognize Israels right to exist.

Even when Israel imposed a ten-month freeze on Jewish construction in an attempt to bring Abbas back to the negotiating table, he refused, choosing instead to impose more preconditions.

Got that?  fatah's new logo, which is fine with abbas, shows that all of Israel is their state of Palestine.  abbas has refused to negotiate for three years, unless Israel agrees to borders that a) are indefensible and b) Palestinian Arabs could have had 63 years ago if they hadn't instead decided to wage war against Israel all this time.....

....but he's just a loving, open fellow, happy to vaporize those dirty Jew basta....er, make peace with those nice Jewish folks in Israel.

Why would anyone believe a word this liar says?  And why would anyone even begin to expect that the government of Israel would believe him?


THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz

For the second day in a row, Barack Obama gets the honors.

Here is his answer to David Gregory, who asked, "How accountable are you for the fact that Washington can't get anything done and that we are at this deadline again?"

"Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.  I campaigned on the promise of being willing to reduce the deficit in a serious way, in a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy while keeping middle class taxes low."

That's a fascinating claim.  But there is a bit of a problem. 

The White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending in 2010 was $3,456,213,000,000.  And in 2011 it was $3,603,213,000,000. 

I understand that those are a lot of zeros to deal with.  But if you can work through them, you'll find that this was not a decrease of one trillion dollars, it was an increase of $147 billion.  Which, I assure you, Mr. Obama knows perfectly well.

The saddest part - other than the impossible fiscal hole this administration is putting us in - is that, aided and abetted by an Accomplice Media , there are so many people who will believe him anyway.


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