Sunday, 17 March 2013

ABOUT THAT WEST COAST MISSILE DEFENSE

Ken Berwitz

Thank goodness for President Obama.  He clearly sees the threat posed by North Korea, and has sprung to action by calling for us to boom up our capability to intercept incoming missiles on the west coast, where this rogue country would attack.

Except....

Wasn't this the same missile interceptor protection which President Bush had on the table, and newly elected Barack Obama got rid of in 2009? 

Uh...yes it is.  But you'd never know it by the mainstream media coverage it has (not) been given.

Excerpted from Brent Baker's piece at newsbusters.com:

FNC's Mike Emanuel...on Special Report with Bret Baier, noted: "That interceptor expansion had originally been proposed by the Bush administration until President Obama, in 2009, stopped it." Even CNN's Erin Burnett squeezed in how the new Obama plan to deploy 14 additional interceptors "is a plan by the way, that President George W. Bush had put forth that the President moth-balled when he got into office."

But that didn't make it into the full stories run Friday night by ABC's Martha Raddatz, CBS's David Martin and NBC's Jim Miklaszewski, nor was it mentioned on Saturday's Today, Good Morning America or CBS This Morning.

That's right.  the fact - and it is one - that Barack Obama is not initiating a necessary level of protection for us, but belatedly undoing an egregious mistake he made four years ago, has gone unreported by the three major networks.  Anyone who relies on ABC, NBC or CBS for their news knows nothing about this.  All they know is that President Obama is johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to protecting us.

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

It doesn't get more pathetic than that.


SEQUESTER WATCH

Ken Berwitz

It is day 17 of the sequester.  

Do you feel any different?  Do you think anything has changed?  Do you think the country has gone to hell in a handbasket?

No?  Me neither.

But President Obama has made it perfectly clear that he will use the sequester to limit the general public's ability to see the People's House.....unless they happen to have an extra $50,000 or $500,000 available for the Obama machine, that is.

Excerpted from Mark McKinnon's article at London's Daily Telegraph (what:  did you expect it from our mainstream media?  You're kidding, right?):

Once, only nobles were granted an audience with the King.

In America, we've prided ourselves on abandoning those privileges of class some 237 years ago, following that little uprising in the 13 colonies.

And we again congratulated ourselves at 12:01 pm Eastern Time on January 20, 2009, just moments after Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and as he committed to making his administration the most transparent and open in history.

But more than four years later it is time to ask questions. The most transparent administration ever? The most transparently political, yes. The most open government? If you have the money to buy access, yes.

Since last weekend, Mr and Mrs Regular Citizen have been denied the access people used to be granted to tour the White House, purportedly because of the clampdown on federal spending since the "sequester" that imposed cuts across the board.

And their cancellation is an austerity measure that saves a pittance, while more frivolous taxpayer funding for items like the White House dog walker continues.

Meanwhile, noble Americans can buy time with the president for a suggested donation of $500,000 to his new campaign group, Organising for Action.

It's the third version of Obama's original monster campaign machine, Obama for America, which then morphed into a re-election campaign machine, Organising for America, on the third day of his first term.

At the two-day kick-off event last week for the new OFA's founding summit, attended by 75 folks for the "bargain" rate of just $50,000, Obama at least acknowledged the concerns raised by others about the funding, purpose and influence of the organisation.

Yes, there is a terrible shortage of funds for John and Jane Q. Public to see the White House.  But there is no shortage of funds, or access, for John and Jane $$$ Moneybags to pay up, and further stuff the coffers of Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats. 

President Obama desperately needs a crisis to "prove" he was right about what horrible consequences would come down on us if there were forced cuts in our impossibly bloated deficit spending.  And, by God, he is going to come up with one, even if he has to create the crisis out of thin air - while hoping you are "low information" enough to be convinced it is real. 

But in the absence of any such real crisis, he is now reduced to shutting out the "little people" (as he so clearly sees them), while giving full access to the moneyed interests.

Say, isn't that what Barack Obama, and his Accomplice Media, accuse Republicans of doing?

Another installment of sequester watch tomorrow.

Zeke ..... ..... ..... The Most Open and Transparent administration ...... ..... ..... Legislation posted on the Internet 3 days before voting .... (well, except for ObamieKare, Too Big to Fail, etc) ..... ..... Hey, you are NOT Too Big to Jail. ...... .... (03/17/13)


BEING WHITE IN PHILADELPHIA

Ken Berwitz

Philadelpha Magazine has published an article titled "Being White In Philadelphia".  It consists of a series of interviews with White Philadelphians, who talk about their opinions of, and interactions with, Black residents.

Mayor Michael Nutter is outraged by the article, characterizing its tone as "disgusting" and calling for the Human Rights Commission to investigate the issues it raises.

I read the article, and found it extremely worthwhile - but I won't say whether I agree or disagree with its tone, the information it cites or the people who were interviewed.

All I'm giving you is the above link to this story, and a strong recommendation that you read it. 

Your call.


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