Watch my PJTV interview here with the hunky Bill Whittle (who hasn't read his seminal book, Silent America - it saved my mind after 9/11)- I will, BTW, be doing more of these interviews with PJTV starting next week. Why is the repro so bad ........ what do I need. Having trouble accessing the video - go here, to PJTV's main page and scrolll down to the Atlas video - click and view!
While the Marxist in waiting, his mouthwatering at the prospect of stealing your money, proselytizing about the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil rich and the sanctimonious underachievers, another destitute member of his family appears on the radar screen.
Remember, this was a man who didn't have the common decency to be at his mother's death bed when she succumbed to ovarian cancer. Lovely monster.
Found in a rundown Boston estate: Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango Times Online hat tip Wolf
Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, have a contrasting American story.
Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.
A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.
The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America.
In his book Mr Obama writes that “Uncle Omar” had gone missing after moving to Boston in the 1960s – a quarter-century before Mr Obama first visited his family in Kenya. Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew's presidential bid from a work address in the city.
Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Ms Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the “Auntie Zeituni” in Mr Obama’s memoir. She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”
She worked six hours a week for a small stipend. Records show she used the housing authority’s address to make her campaign contribution.
Craig, the reader that contributed to Obama as John Galt, Osama Bin Laden, and Bill Ayers provides is with this troubling update. Craig writes me:
"Given the bad PR and the additional cost for all their CC transactions; why is the AVS still turned off? This story first broke in the blogs in a big way last Wednesday, and the MSM starting asking the Obama campaign about it by the end of the week. So the Obama campaign surely knows the basic facts of the story and its potential liability; that they don’t have even the most basic security measures initiated at their website. Just to cover their butts; don’t you think they would have turned those features back on? So they can claim “yes, we discovered the issue and have rectified it several days ago…blah, blah, blah….”
So, I tested the system, yet again, this morning with the same credit card – this time with Karl Marx as the donor – and sure enough, it went thru.
But Why? Why would they continue to expose themselves to this potential scandal?
My bet is (in spite of their claims that it’s too difficult to make the info available) they know down to the penny the exact details of all their under $200 donors and the serial-CC-fraudsters and the simply can’t afford to give up the money. Also, as reported here , it’s actually costing them more per transaction to process all their online donations. Even the ones that aren’t fraudulent.
So they know this is a PR issue, and it’s more expensive on a per transaction basis, yet the AVS remains disabled.
I can only conclude; they know this is such a significant percentage of their overall revenue, that it spite of the publicity they have to continue to allow the fraud in order to meet their budget goals. They must know just how many of those small donations are coming from fraudulent sources, and if they turn the security on it could drastically impact those $150-million donation months?"
Also, if they did publically announce that they restored the security features and a big drop in the fundraising figures ensued, it would only confirm all the fraud up to that point. Meaning, if the fundraising reports show a big drop in CC transactions after they turned the AVS back on, it would be evidence of the crime.
It certainly seems to follow from the facts. If this was really an insignificant portion (WaPo says 1%) of their donations it would be a good PR move to simply turn the security on. But they don’t.
Mr. Shut-everyone-who-does-not-agree-with-me-up is taking to the airwaves. He bought a half an hour on all the major networks. I guess the idea of the fairness doctrine is contingent upon what the troika Obama-Pelosi-Reid considers fair. Got it!
Obama is spending millions of ill gotten dollars in this propaganda.
ABC has backpedaled and has refused to air Obamaganda. Good on them!~ I will live blog on cover it live at 8pm tonight. Weigh in!
The Legal case to release the tape from this law student who wrote me the following:
"The bottom line is this: It is irrelevant that the courts denied the LATimes requests to disclose what has been adjudicated should not be disclosed. What IS relevant is to show the utter HYPOCRISY of the LATimes to refuse to disclose information about a candidate for POTUS when they have argued time and time and time again for disclosure because of PUBLIC INTEREST re matters courts and/or legislatures have deemed confidential.
There has truly never been a more important election in our lifetimes. The LA Times has no LEGAL reason why they should not release the tape, and the lie that they are putting out there that they keep their word is preposterous when they have asked courts and legislatures to CHANGE THE LAW in the matter of the public interest re matters much lesser than this one.
I'm sure there's a LOT more...I am only a law student, not an expert, and I don't have time to research every single LA Times of LA Mirror case...maybe publishing quotes LA Times made requesting release of confidential info will either pressure them into releasing the tape or at the very least expose their hypocrisy to such a degree that the public will be more focused on what could be on that tape."
Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, California.
Pete WILSON, as Governor etc., Petitioner,
The SUPERIOR COURT of Los Angeles County, Respondent.
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Real Party in Interest.
Dec. 19, 1996.
As Modified Jan. 21, 1997.
Review Denied March 26, 1997.
Newspaper petitioned for writ of mandate seeking disclosure of applications submitted to governor by applicants for appointment to county board of supervisors. The Superior Court, No. BS038131,Robert H. O'Brien, J., granted petition. Governor petitioned for writ of mandate. The Court of Appeal, Armstrong, J., held that applications were exempt from disclosure under Public Records Act's “public interest” or “catchall” exemption.
 In a request made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Gov.Code, § 6250 et seq.),FN1 the Los Angeles Times (“the Times”) sought disclosure of, among other documents, copies of applications submitted to Governor Pete Wilson by persons seeking appointment to the vacancy on the Orange County Board of Supervisors created by the retirement of Supervisor Gaddi Vasquez. When Governor Wilson (through his Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary) declined to grant the Times access to the documents, the Times filed a petition for writ of mandate in respondent court. In this proceeding, the Governor challenges respondent court's judgment granting the Times' petition. We hold the applications are exempt from disclosure under the Act's “public interest” or “catchall” exemption (§ 6255) because they are subject to the “deliberative process privilege” ( Times Mirror Co. v. Superior Court (1991) 53 Cal.3d 1325, 283 Cal.Rptr. 893, 813 P.2d 240) and that the public interest in nondisclosure clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
The Times argues that applicants for a highly-visible public office should expect that their qualifications and background will be subjected to close public scrutiny. We do not disagree. There is a considerable difference, however, between an applicant's disclosing such information to the Governor for purposes of a possible political appointment, and having such information disseminated in the press.
 The Times also argues that the importance of public access to information regarding high government posts is manifest and that the appointment of an *1144 individual (one of only five) to the Board of Supervisors of a county emerging from bankruptcy is of utmost public interest. Again, we do not disagree. The question, however is whether the public interest in disclosure of these applications clearly outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure. In resolving this issue we take the pragmatic approach approved by the Supreme Court in Times Mirror: “The deliberative process privilege is grounded in the unromantic reality of politics; it rests on the understanding that if the public and the Governor were entitled to precisely the same information, neither would likely receive it. Politics is an ecumenical affair; it embraces persons and groups of every conceivable interest: public and private; popular and unpopular; Republican and Democratic and every partisan stripe in between; left, right and center. To disclose every private meeting or association of the Governor and expect the decisionmaking process to function effectively, is to deny human nature and contrary to common sense and experience. [Citation.]” ( Times Mirror, supra, 53 Cal.3d at p. 1345, 283 Cal.Rptr. 893, 813 P..2d 240.) As the Legislature recognized when it enacted 6255, and the Supreme Court recognized when it decided Times Mirror, there are instances in which, despite the Act's clear mandate for disclosure, documents must be subjected to a balancing test to determine whether the public interest served by not making the document public clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosing it. ( Times Mirror, supra, 53 Cal.3d at p. 1344, 283 Cal.Rptr. 893, 813 P..2d 240.) Having conducted the balancing test compelled by Times Mirror, we conclude the applications in question should not be made public.
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Whether you have a few hours or the entire weekend, John McCain and Governor Palin need YOU to help turn out voters in the final days.
Listen to Atlas, ANYTHING you do will make a difference. Every single action will make a difference. We can't rely on some dastardly Obama type network, the indiviual will save the day!
Ah those young lovely jihadis infilitrated our college campuses, brains marinating in jihad-destroy-America" propaganda.
"Whether you vote for the white kafir or the half-black kafir, they will kill our brothers and sisters. They will subjugate our brothers and sisters. And they will certainly support Israel in killing our brothers and sisters. There is no "lesser of two evils" here. They are both greater evils. The lesser evil is avoiding the situation, as both are equally poisonous to the cause of Islam…Brothers and sisters, I have one thing to say: DON"T [sic] VOTE."
From his mouth to God's ears!
Over at Yid with Lid: Muslim Students Association:Don't Vote; Destroy (hat tip Jeff)
The Radical Islamic Movement in North America is not something that was created to fight Israeli "occupation" or US involvement in Iraq. The Muslim Student's Association (MSA) was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood of Palestine almost 45 years ago (the Muslim Brotherhood of Palestine morphed into Hamas).
One would think that MSA was the Muslim equivalent of Hillel, the international Jewish college group , which is famous for being a religious home away from home, creating holiday and Shabbos celebrations for Jewish Students (and in some cases they even create marriages-- friend of mine calls Hillel the intermarriage prevention group). The goals of the MSA are much more nefarious than matzo balls and shiddachs. Since its founding in 1963, the purpose of the MSA has been to turn the Muslim population of America into a radical Islamic population as Joe Kaufman describes here.
Nothing shows the true nature of the MSA than the way they are handling next week's election. Read the report below from IPT news and learn about the Islamofacists in our colleges:
James sent this, "This is "The Chicago Way". Get used to it The corrupt, corrosive political process of Chicago is now national, and has come to a theatre near you.
Thank Emanuel, Obama, Axlerod for this wonderful "gift" to our nation. Trust me on this much: It is a "gift" that will keep on giving for years to come. This will be very hard to eradicate because this type of fraud, no matter how blatant, benefits some political party and its politicians. No matter the results of the election, America has lost this round".
Places like Madison County have over 123% more registered voters than people over the age of 18. "We have people who registered in 1965 who have never voted," she says. "We have 486 people (registered who are) over 105." (more here)
Voter rolls stuffed with dead and absent registrants By Bert Case
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi's voter situation is hard to believe. Places like Madison County have over 123% more registered voters than people over the age of 18.
Sue Sautermeister, First District Election Commissioner in Madison County, tried to purge the rolls, but ran into trouble when it was discovered it takes a vote of three of the five election commissioners and the purge cannot take place within 90 days of a federal election.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is the first to admit the situation with voter registration in this state is terrible.
"It is terrible," he says. "Combined with the fact that we don't have voter ID in Mississippi, anybody can show up at any poll that happens to know the people who have left town or died -- and go vote for them." "Whenever we have a third party determined by payment, for example, as they did in Benton County -- 'walking-around' money -- and they determine what that vote is going to be, they've taken your vote, whether they may have voted like you would have or not, they've still thwarted the process and they've still have taken your vote away from you," added Hosemann.m/p>
Sue Sautermeister is working hard in the First District of Madison County to start a purging of the voter rolls as soon after the election as possible. She has file drawers full of names of people who haven't voted in years and are known to be dead.
"We have people who registered in 1965 who have never voted," she says. "We have 486 people (registered who are) over 105."
Hosemann says 190,000 new voters have registered for this election and he believes the turnout will be historic.
UPDATE: Yitro in the comment section:
This fraud matters. I live in WA state. In 2004 ACORN registered 40,000 new voters (a fraction of what they currently are doing). Of those 40K, they only caught 1,800 fraudulent ones. The Dem became Gov on the 3rd recount by 133 votes. Dead people voted, felons voted and illegals voted. Someone (I am serious) in the DOJ needs to get Bush to declare the election on hold pending the investigation of....voter fraud...campaign finance fraud and economic terrorism (the not so coincidental timing of the credit market-stock market crash).
I have reviewed Mccain's donations and they are so clean you could eat off 'em. Over at My Right Word:
Lawyers for the Obama operation said yesterday that their "extensive back-end review" has carefully scrubbed contributions to prevent illegal money from entering the operation's war chest. "I'm pretty sure if I took my error rate and matched it against any other campaign or comparable nonprofit, you'd find we're doing very well," said Robert Bauer, a lawyer for the campaign. "I have not seen the McCain compliance staff ascending to heaven on a cloud."
When Bauer says they have "carefully scrubbed contributions" (they've scrubbed the web of anti- Obama sites, birth certificate images etc - we we know they are good at it) - what is he saying.
Obama has scrubbed the donation files of Obama's Gaza $33,000 contributions from Edwan, Hossam, and Osama - without having returned the jihad dough. What exactly does Bauer mean when he says they've scrubbed the records? These donations just ............... disappeared.
Election lawyer Brett Kappel said the FEC has never grappled with the question of cash cards. "The whole system is set up for them to accept the payment, then determine whether it is legal or not. And if it's not, send it back. That's what the statute requires," he said. (Washington Post)
Cathy adds, "That is not what the Obama campaign does. The FEC has asked for response on contributions back to 2007 repeatedly and the campaign does NOT resolve them.
See below from the FEC August 08 Request for Information. There are 189 pages with approximately 30 donors per page that the FEC is questioning. Over 5,500 donations. The FEC has been questioning some of the donations for well over a year.
Can you say November surprise?
Obama said , “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” plus there’s been “genocide against the Palestinian people by Israelis.”
DEMAND THE LA TIMES RELEASE THE OBAMA VIDEO - I received this reward letter to "the Citizens of the United States". It is sort of pathetic that such an offer would emerge from .... Europe. Read it, it's beautiful. Shame on the Times tools. (Click to enlarge the image)
Attached you will find a $150,000.00 USD reward letter applicable to any individual or company that releases the video of Senator Barack Obama held by the Los Angeles Times.
My intentions are to make the video public exclusively through the media outlet of my choice with no motives or requirement for recognition.
Aston Grimaldi II
Chief Investment Officer
Dune Capital Group of Companies
I have been checking around (with the help of Randall)
CIK Company State
0001321122 DUNE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD E9
0001320985 DUNE CAPITAL LP NY
0001335626 Dune Capital Management LP
DUNE CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL LTD. Mutual Funds - Registered Jan 31 2005
UPDATE: I'll add $100 of my own stash to the reward money, anyone else?
UPDATE: The Jewish World Review is offering $5,000 bounty for the tape.e
Ed has more on that here.
UPDATE: CAVEAT EMPTOR: this dune fund is tied to Soros. Perhaps he was to hack it up and then release it?
UPDATE: The Real Estate Roundtable and industry group has the CEO of Dune as it's secretary and Penny Pritzker as it's treasurer.. Between the Soros links and this being on the same board and them buying Hyatt Hotels around the country....makes me wonder if they are shilling to get the tape for BHO to bury.
UPDATE: THIS PALESTINIAN SAYS OBAMA WAS VERY INVOLVED (hat tip Bronx)
*** Copyright © 2005-2008 Pamela Geller | All Rights Reserved *** (credit and link back to Atlas)
Senator Barack Obama is committed for America to be an “egalitarian society.” What? Obama hasn’t told Americans about that commitment on the campaign trail to the White House but it’s true. And this time Obama cannot attack Joe the plumber for exposing his socialist plans for America.
You see, Obama proclaimed his commitment to being an egalitarian society; which in some circles is described as the holy grail of socialism--last year on the U.S. Senate floor when he introduced the Citizenship Promotion Act, S. 795.
Here’s what Obama told his Senate colleagues on March 7, 2007: “Let’s stop sending mixed messages.
Let’s work together and set immigration fees at a level that are fair and consistent with our commitment to being an open, democratic, and egalitarian society.” (italics mine)
Obama’s “egalitarian society” commitment is a clear statement that defines his intentions for “change” if he is elected President of the United States.
Where to begin?
Read it all. [Link fixed]
This election is not about race, it’s about freedom. Americans have a clear choice. Do they want to live in Obama’s egalitarianism idea of utopia or live in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave that the Founding Fathers intended? Vote on November 4.
Amir Taheri explains why Muslims see Barack Hussein as one of them, not that Atlas readers couldn't write this one in their sleep but Taheri is quoting Muslims here:
'OBAMA! Inshallah!" -Obama! Allah willing! That slogan, scribbled on walls in Gaza, indicates the hopes that Barack Obamahas inspired among Arabs.
While Obama has tried to push his origins into the background, his "Islamic roots" have won him a place in many Arabs' hearts.
One columnist, Mohamed Al-Menshawi, hails Obama as "the candidate with Muslim roots" and as the "harbinger of solidarity between Americans and the Muslim world."
Another, Al-Jazeera's Aala al-Bayoumi, notes: "Had it not been for Obama, Arabs would not even bother to follow the US presidential race." What makes the difference is Obama's "Islamic and African roots."
Marwan Bishara hails Obama's "radical politics": "
For the US to vote in an African-American progressive liberal would certainly mark a departure from the hyper and violent conservatism of the Bush-McCain camp," he writes. An Obama presidency "would be better for both the US and the Arab world."
Obama especially appeals to pan-Arab nationalists angry at the United States for having ousted Saddam Hussein. Obama's promise to leave Iraq gives pan-Arabs their only chance (albeit slim) to destroy the new Iraqi democracy.
While radical Arabs, including the Hamas leadership, favor Obama, most Arab officials are wary of him. They fear his inexperience and leftist connections might destroy all that has been gained in Iraq, provoke a bigger mess in Afghanistan, trigger a war with Pakistan and open the way for Khomeinist hegemony in the region.
Note that Obama wouldn't be the first politician with Muslim roots to lead a major non-Muslim country.
Read it all.
From a modest housing estate, Obama's stepmother celebrates ahead of time and gets ready for the White House The Telegraph hat tip wolf
A modest housing estate in Berkshire is a far cry from the ostentatious grounds of the White House.
But Barack Obama's stepmother could be heading to the famous address if he clinches his predicted victory in seven days' time.
Kezia Obama, who lives in an end of terrace home in Bracknell, said she is already planning her trip to the US for his inauguration.
In an exclusive interview with the London Evening Standard newspaper, the 65-year-old said she was gearing up for his win by getting together with his relatives in Kenya - who will be throwing a street party on the day of the election.
The pensioner added she could not wait to see the presidential candidate claim victory and help improve America's relations with the rest of the world.
Mrs Obama was married to the Democratic hopeful's father, also named Barack, when they lived in their homeland of Kenya.
He then went on to marry two more women, Mr Obama's mother Ann Dunham - an American he met during a scholarship to the United States - and an American teacher called Ruth. He eventually went back to his first wife, with whom he had four children.
After his father's death, Mr Obama, aged 21, went to Kenya and met his sister, brothers and stepmother for the first time.
Mrs Obama, who moved to Britain six years ago, now takes pride of place at special family gatherings and was invited to celebrate Mr Obama's inauguration as US senator in 2004.
night before elections
And all through the town
Tempers were flaring
Emotions all up and down!
I, in my bathrobe
With a cat in my lap
Had cut off the TV
Tired of political crap.
When all of a sudden
There arose such a noise
I peered out of my window
Saw Obama and his boys
They had come for my wallet
They wanted my pay
To give to the others
Who had not worked a day!
He snatched up my money
And quick as a wink
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink
He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart!
' On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers!
On Acorn, On Pelosi'
He screamed at the pairs!
(hat tip Laura)
They took off for his cause
And as he flew out of sight
I heard him laugh at the nation
Who wouldn't stand up and fight!
So I leave you to think
On this one final note-
IF YOU DON'T WANT SOCIALISM
GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
While Islamic jihad furiously destroys the greatest archaeological sites in the world to erase any evidence of the Jewish state and her scrappy people, the evidence continues to overwhelm. Tell that to the Muslims that went to bed in 1967 as Trans Jordanians and woke up (VOILA!) "Paleostinians"
Archeologists confirm existence of Solomon's copper mines Israel Today (A Chirstian site!)
Archeologists working south of the Dead Sea in present-day Jordan have dated a massive copper mine and processing facility to the time of King Solomon, reported the Associated Press.
Research at the site in the 1970s and 1980s mistakenly dated its origin as a copper production facility to the 7th century BC, some three hundred years after Solomon's time.
Uh, who said that. scratching mine keppy.
Uh, who said that. scratching mine keppy.
But this time around archeologists dug deeper, and confirmed that the mine was in active use already in the 10th century BC, around the time that the Bible records King Solomon consolidating his expanded kingdom and successfully extracting and trading its natural resources.
One of the dig's leaders, Thomas Levy of the University of California, San Diego, said that while he doesn't "believe everything ancient writings tell us...this research represents a confluence between archeological and scientific data and the Bible."
YIKES! All you atheists, watch out!
OT BUT RELATED: [Arab Muslims, OTOH, systematically destroy ancient sites and artifacts to insure no proof remains of territorial claims.
For a number of years already, there is the selected destruction of Christian/Jewish artifacts which is of course the center for Jewish/Christian religion. On the temple mount, King Solomon stables up to the cruaders on...........when the taliban destroyed the buddas in Afghanistan all the world was corrextly enraged. Here we see the systematic, the biggest maybe in the history of geology/archeology, destruction of the most important artifacts for Christianity and Judaism. And the world knows nothing of this.
Nobody is permitted to go and see and watch whats happening. Excavators are working there. They are taking thousands and thousands of pounds and thousands of artifacts and simply thrown out. It is perhaps one the largest archeological catastrophes in history. (Atlas Shrugs, June 2006, February 19, 2007, November 2007)