Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Obama Doctrine: Support Tyrannies

Obama proclaimed we should not meddle when the people of Iran began to cry out for freedom. He has no problem meddling when Israel is under attack - and gladly proclaims that the Palestinians deserve Israeli land, and the legal status of "the country next door." Now, he believes the leftist dictator of Honduras should be reinstated.

What next? Is he going to offer Sainthood to Kim Jong Il of North Korea?

Get Liberty

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Gryph's Gripes

I am the Guest Co-Host Tonight on Gryph's Gripes Radio Show

7pm to 9pm Live HERE

Catch the Archive at that link as well.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Michelle Obama and her Hillary Clintonesque Attitude

Michelle Obama would like to expand her influence in Washington. And she doesn't plan to do it nicely, either. She told Axlerod, "Return my calls, and return them first."

What else would you expect from an angry black woman who wasn't even proud of being an American until her husband got a political promotion?

The media, of course, spends more time talking about what Michelle is wearing, than what might be in the text of the socialist legislation being passed by the Liberal Democrats in control of the American Government.

She has taken the girls to Britain and France on the taxpayer's dollar, and nobody made a fuss. After all, she almost carries as much messiah-like properties around as her husband does, apparently.

Now, she seems to be discontent. Michelle Obama is emerging as a woman in search of a more influential role. Like Hillary, she suddenly has a burning desire to help her husband run the country.

Hillary's Health Care debacle in the 90's might be revisited - and the sequel stars Michelle Obama, angry Black woman.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Michelle Obama raises fears over Hillary Clinton-style debacle - U.K. Times Online, Tony Allen-Mills

Pelosi Will Not give Public A Week To Review Health Care Bill

Nobody had a chance to read the Stimulus Package, and it turned out to be full of pork, and bad ideas. Now, as a result, the economy is tanking in ways even the Democrats didn't expect, and the Left is nationalizing the private sector without a problem.

The Climate Change bill that just passed the House, and will be going to the Senate next, wasn't read either. On top of that, in the final hours a 300 page amendment was added, and nobody read that either.

Now, Pelosi has declared that when it comes to the Health Care Bill, not only will they not be reading that either, the public isn't even allowed to sneak a peak.

So much for transparency.

The first question that comes to mind is, "Why?"

In the simplest explanation, they don't want you to read the garbage they are putting out as legislation because the Liberals don't want you to know what is in the bills - because if you knew, you'd realize what they are up to. And if you realized what they were up to, you'd kick them out of Washington - and the last thing these power-hungry Marxists desire, is to lose their grip on governmental power.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has also declined to commit to giving the public a week to read and consider the final health care bill.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Pelosi Won't Give Public a Week to Review Text of Health-Care Bill Before House Votes on It - CNSNews, Marie Magleby and Monica Gabriel

Sotomayor's Connecticut Case Decided by Supreme Court

It turns out, as expected, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Second Circuit Court, exposing Sotomayor's racism, and unconstitutional actions.

The ruling was a narrow 5-4 vote. But, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the White firefighters of New Haven, Connecticut, who sued the city for reverse discrimination.

The arguments stemmed from New Haven throwing out the Fire Department's promotional examination passed primarily by White candidates, but by no Blacks, and only two Hispanics.

The Court ruled for the plaintiffs, thus, rejecting New Haven's "race conscious" policies. Throwing out the test because no blacks or Hispanics performed well enough for promotion violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

As for Sotomayor, these opinions are in opposition to her opinion on the Second Circuit. This shows, once again, that Sotomayor's court decisions are based on race, rather than the rule of law, making her a less than wise nomination for the Supreme Court.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Monday, June 29, 2009

Well done, good and faithful servant

Cyber-Pastor's Father Goes Home. . .

Paul Boston
April 18, 1940 - June 29, 2009

Paul E. Boston Sr., 69, of Kentucky Avenue graduated to Heaven at 3:55 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Boston was a 1958 graduate of West Frankfort High School in Illinois and retired in 1995 from Cummins Engine Co. after 31 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, attended the Salvation Army Church and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He was “grandpa” to everyone but to his grandchildren he was “papaw” and he loved them all dearly.

Born in Paoli, Indiana April 18, 1940, Mr. Boston was the son of the Rev. O.C. Boston and Minnie Dillinger Boston. He married Mary Jo Creech Feb. 28, 1961.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Pastor Ed (Margaret Ann) Boston of Hope and David (Jane Lyons) Boston of Columbus; a sister, Doris Boston Crecelius of Boonville; grandchildren, Brock, Brook, Rachel and D.J. Boston, Amanda and Amber Lyons and David and Angel Stroud; and great-grandchildren, Isabella and Caeden Sych.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Boston Stroud.

Obama's Change So Far

I couldn't have said it better myself. . .

From Yahoo Answers:

What do you think of the "change" so far ?
Wow!! What a Man

Observations on the President's Early Days:

1. Offended the Queen of England .

2. Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia .

3. Praised the Marxist Daniel Ortega.

4. Kissed Hugo Chavez on the cheek.

5. Endorsed the Socialist Evo Morales of Bolivia .

6. Announced we would meet with Iranians with no pre-conditions.

7. Gave away billions to AIG also without pre-conditions.

8. Expanded the bailouts.

9. Insulted everyone who has ever loved a Special Olympian.

10. Doubled our national debt.

11. Announced a termination of the space defense system the day after
the North Koreans launched an ICBM.

12. Despite the urgings of his own CIA director and the prior 4 CIA
directors, released information on intelligence gathering.

13. ;Accepted without public comment the fact that five of his cabinet
members cheated on their taxes and two others withdrew after they
couldn't take the heat.

14. Appointed a Homeland Security Chief who quickly identified as
"dangers to the nation", groups including veterans of the military, and
opponents to abortion on demand, and who ordered that the word
"terrorism" no longer be used but instead referred to such acts as "man
made disasters".

15. Circled the globe so he could openly apologize for America 's

16. Told the Mexican President that the violence in their country was because of us.

17. Politicized the census by moving it into the White House from its
Department of Commerce origins.

18. Appointed as Attorney General the man who orchestrated the forced
removal and expulsion from America to Cuba of a nine-year old whose
mother died trying to bring him to a life of freedom in theUnited States.

19. Salutes as heroes three Navy SEALS who took down three terrorists
who threatened one American life and the next day announces members

of the Bush administration will likely stand trial for "torturing" a terrorist who

had played a part in killing 3000 Americans by pouring water up their nose.

20. Air Force One over New York City .

21. Sent his National Defense Advisor to Europe to assure Europe that
the US will no longer treat Israel in a special manner and they might be
on their own with the Muslims.

22. Began the process of nationalizing the Auto Industry and the
Insurance industry.

23. Announced that for intents and purposes the Health Insurance
Industry will be nationalized.

1360 more days to go... God help us all!

He took God out of the program too, so we just have to maintain and keep doing what we have always done... PRAY and BELIEVE...

And he thinks he’ll be re-elected???? And you know what … he probably will because “our side are too busy” to vote …

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Zo's Last Brick Wall Address

Addressing Trolls, and the changes to Macho Sauce Productions:

Ark of the Covenant Unveiled?

We're watching the History Channel this early afternoon, Mountain time and they are doing a special about the Seven Signs of the Apocalypse and then I find this article. ooooo, spooky.

Ark hunters and Bible enthusiasts are buzzing about a report that the Ark of the Covenant, the ancient container that holds the Ten Commandments, is expected to be unveiled in Rome today.

Read More at The Uncooperative Blogger

We Will Have Peace When The Arabs Love Their Children More Than They Hate Us

Troll Comment Left At GM's Place: I also see that this blog is now running the awful and racist quote by Golda Meir, who cannot even bring hersefl [sic] to say Palestinian but says Arab instead and sadi [sic] that Palestinians dont [sic] exist. Somehow I diubht [sic] you’d run that quote, nay youd [sic] hide it. No wonder one of the authors of this blog is reffered [sic] to elsewhere, on a numbwer [sic] of occasions, as the paris hilton [sic] of poltics [sic].

Read Mr. Roper's Response HERE

Liberal Left Shuts Down Atlanta July 4 Tea Party

It all began when my good friend Andrea Shea King noticed an unusual amount of traffic coming to her site earlier this month. Turns out that Simon Properties was doing the blog visiting, and based on what they learned, they took action to stop the Tea Party in Atlanta.

Could you imagine if Bush supporters had done such a thing and shut down an anti-war protest last year or so?

The backlash from the media would be ridiculous.

Obama supporters are taking direct action to shut down the Freedom Of Speech of folks angry with Obama's Marxist actions in the White House.

This is not the kind of "change" that America is about.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Obama supporters shut down Atlanta tea party - World Net Daily


I Love Lucy and The Enchanted Forest

I was watching an episode of "I Love Lucy" today, and the episode was "Little Ricky's School Pageant." The plot was that Little Ricky's school pageant is coming up, and it turns out that the play called "The Enchanted Forest" is short on cast members. So, to help out, the Ricardos and Mertzes volunteer to be in the show.

Fred plays Hippity Hoppity the Frog, Ethel is the good witch, Ricky Ricardo is a tree, and Lucy plays the wicked witch. During the play the wicked witch, it turns out, hates little children, and is trying to get Little Ricky and his companion to leave the Enchanted Forest. The children, as advised by Hippity Hoppity, hide behind the big tree, and the wicked witch threatens to zap the frog if they don't come out. At the last moment the good witch appears and banishes the wicked witch from The Enchanted Forest forever.

Then something interesting happens. The kids ask Ethel's character if the wicked witch will ever be able to return to the forest, and Ethel explains that the wicked witch can return only if she promises to be nice, love little children, cast no more evil spells, and abide by the code of the forest. The children urge her to give the wicked witch the opportunity, and of course Lucy's character agrees, and says a whole paragraph about how she's changed. Then, to celebrate the wonderful change of the wicked witch, the good witch announces that the children and animals may dance and sing.

If only dealing with evil was that easy.

I was reminded of the Liberal Left as I watched this episode of I Love Lucy, and the Democrat Party's desire to play nice-nice with dictators. "If only we can talk to them, they'll see the errors of their ways," says the typical liberal.

Sounds wonderful, except that such hopes are empty hopes. As you can see throughout history, and in today's situations, talking has only led to giving the evil ones more time to plan. In the end, they still attack, and they still make war.

Peace does not come from negotiations and cease-fires, for these are only temporary peace. Peace happens when the good guys defeat the bad guys. Only in defeat does evil cease to be.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Climate Bill HR 2454 Disaster For America

America felt outrage over all of the pork that was written directly into the Obama "stimulus" bill. Since becoming law, the nationwide unemployment rate continues to climb, and there has been no positive effect on the American economy.

Now, another monster bill filled with plenty of unassociated pork products, has passed The U.S. House of Representatives, and it promises to increase unemployment even more than what we are seeing, and increase the cost of every part of the cost of living in America while the dollar continues to devalue, and inflation knocks on the door, should this insane piece of legislation pass the U.S. Senate.

The economy killer goes by many names. Cap and Trade, Climate Bill, Global Warming Bill, HR 2454. In reality, it is a national energy tax - and much much more.

Like the monstrous 1,100 page "stimulus" bill, none of the lawmakers have read the entire 1,500 page environmentalist dream bill. And what's more, 300 of those pages were added less than a few hours before the final vote.

More dream projects by the Left, also known as "pork," is laced all throughout those three hundred pages.

John Boehner, House Minority Leader, read portions of those 300 pages to the American People, and found that the bill as a whole is designed to "raise taxes, send American jobs overseas and punish hard working, middle-class families with higher energy costs."

HR 2454, should it pass, will forcefully, and intentionally, drive up the costs of energy in the form of gasoline, oil, natural gas and coal - and it will do this as the country is struggling under the grips of a recessionary period that may be quickly heading into a depression (some folks would say we are already in a depression). Energy will become unaffordable, and will kill jobs across the land. The prices of all goods will go up. The economy will be unable to grow without affordable energy, and this idiotic piece of legislation will make our economic crisis go from bad to worse.

With the costs of energy so high, how will businesses be able to function?

Or maybe that is the whole point. Destroy the private sector so that the transition to nationalizing all industries can be completed.

Interestingly, 44 Democrats voted against this turkey of a bill - but eight Republicans voted for it, and it was only a four vote swing. Eight Republicans sold out our future. Eight Republicans (including my own Mary Bono Mack) voted to further politicize and relinquish control of our private industrial sector to Federal Regulatory agencies, and the idiot Democrats in control of the Federal Government.

If this economy-buster passes, once those that voted for it find out truly what is in it, they will realize that it is an embarrassment, and that they sold America's soul to Karl Marx, and the radical environmentalists that are still pushing the Man-made Global Warming lie to a nation that is wising up to the lies.

The idea, or so we are told, of this piece of legislation, is to curb heat-trapping gases that scientists claim to have linked to "climate change." Problem is, our contribution to green house gases is so small, the effect on the overall picture is negligible. In fact, the two biggest green house gas polluters is the oceans, and volcanoes. Do the Democrats plan to control the oceans and volcanoes too? Are you going to outlaw water vapor? Will there be a fine for a volcano daring to erupt?

This is a financial screwing of the American Taxpayer, but it can still be stopped. Call your Senators, and urge him or her to vote against the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Legislation, HR 2454 - because if this thing passes, as the Democrats wish, we will be all equal - equally broke, and equally miserable.

Increasing the cost of oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas will not incentivize solar and wind energy, as well as encourage us to buy hybrid cars. Increasing these costs will only break the American Economy, and send us into a spiraling depression that may make the Great Depression look like a cake walk.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Boehner Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s National Energy Tax - John Boehner

ALG Condemns the House for Approving "Cap-and-Tax" Bill, Predicts Energy Inflation - NH Insider

Editorial: Congress Should Reject Carbon Caps - Get Liberty

Waxman-Markey an Energy Tax That Doesn’t Work - The Heritage Foundation, Nick Loris

Glenn Beck Explains Who the "Winners" Are of this Cap & Trade - Live Leak, Glenn Beck

Eight Republicans Screwed You On Cap And Tax - Big Dog's House

Falling Fast - Big Dog's House

Waxman-Markey: Man-Made Disaster - IBD Editorials

Climate Bill’s Passage ‘unrestrained exercise of raw political power, arm-twisting, intimidation’ - Canada Free Press, Marc Morano

What Does Chaos In Iran Really Mean?

Bob Rinear of Invest Yourself says that the Iranian turmoil is going to affect us in more ways than we realize. The shock and anger of freedom-seeking Iranian citizens stems from seeing their hopes and dreams dashed. They had hoped for a pro-U.S. reformer like Mir Hussein Moussavi, and turned out in record numbers to vote for him, only for the Mullah's to change the vote and ensure Ahmadinejad stays in place, and crush the dissent in the streets with tear gas and gun fire.

But is there something more? Is there a hand in this that we don't see, and the media won't report on?

Tonight we explore this question on Political Pistachio Radio. Tune in HERE at 7pm Pacific to listen live, or to catch the archive later.

North Korea Makes More Threats, This Time Against Japanese

Fox News is reporting that North Korea is threatening to shoot down any Japanese planes that intrude into its airspace. This follows threats by Kim Jong Il to send missiles into Hawaii, and rain a nuclear firestorm on South Korea if any vessels interferes with any North Korean ships.

The North Korean midget maniacal dictator is thinking that Japan is spying on him, and his precious missile launch sites, and he is paranoid that America is planning on seizing his vessels (hence, the no-sail zone off North Korea's eastern coast), and that the United Nations is meddling into his peacefully warlike affairs.

North Korea's defiance of U.N. resolutions, which includes test-firing short and mid-range missiles, has become a grave concern, especially for the Japanese, considering the proximity of North Korea to Japan.

Accusations against the Japanese for aerial espionage is a rare occurrence. The little dictator is normally complaining about American spy missions in North Korea's airspace.

Last April, a North Korean rocket flew over Japan's main island. The Japanese people responded with a strong protest, despite the North Korean claim that the event was simply an innocent launch with the goal of putting a satellite into orbit. American officials, and a number of U.S. allies, said that the instance was actually a test of North Korea's long-range missile technology.

North Korea is actively seeking a Nuclear arsenal, and Kim Jong Il is an expansionist. South Korea and Japan, I believe, are in serious danger, and the only thing holding back the insane short-man's complex infected dictator of North Korea is China. When madmen act erratically, it is not in our best interest to, as Obama would say, be careful not to meddle. If we let the situation fester, before we realize it, Pyongyang will be launching nuclear weapons in a limited nuclear exchange.

We must act. The action may be aggressive language, or it may be more.

Interestingly, the very aggressive North Korean communist government, through its nonsensical rhetoric, is calling their neighbors across the Sea of Japan warmongers of Japanese aggression. Sounds like the Palestinian accusations of Israel, doesn't it? Interestingly, there are actually idiot leftards out there that believe Kim Jong Il, and see North Korea as some hapless victim of Japanese aggression.


It is interesting how aggressive pieces of crap like the North Korean leader go around accusing everybody else of what he is actually guilty of, and there are gullible appeasers out there with peace symbols draped across their tye-dye T-shirts that actually believes them.

Believe me, with the gutless leadership in Washington right now, the United States will be weak, as expected, in their response. This non-action will occur primarily because Obama is a non-confrontational, quivering weasel who is not used to someone out there actually not fawning over him. I am not suggesting that we go in with bombs and kill a bunch of civilians, but using special forces to take out their nuclear capabilities may be an option that ought to be on the table.

Obama, being the weakling he is, won't even issue strong words, unless he is positive his adoring fans will agree with him, and not until his teleprompter says it is okay to say such a thing.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

North Korea Threatens to Shoot Down Intruding Japanese Planes - Fox News, Associated Press

Honduras coup d'etat - The Arrest of President Manuel Zelaya

The Associated Press is reporting that a bunch of soldiers arrested Honduran President Manuel Zelaya this morning. They disarmed his security guards after surrounding his residence in an action that may be a coup.

Unrest has been brewing for a while, partially due to the fact that Zelaya has been trying to push through a new constitution that would enable the president to be re-elected. The referendum for this change in the constitution was supposed to be held today despite Honduran Supreme Court justices, and other government officials, claiming the referendum is illegal.

Last Thursday, Zeyala fired the head of the Honduran military, a move that many critics are calling an overstep of authority.

Zeyala is a Leftist that is supported by Castro of Cuba, and Chavez of Venezuela. Honduras is a small, Central American country north of Nicaragua, with El Salvador to the west, and is no stranger to political turmoil.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

by Douglas V. Gibbs

Secretary: Soldiers arrest Honduran president - Associated Press

Honduras president arrested, local media report - CNN.com/World

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bildebergers, Obama, Bush, and Government Insanity

Bob Chapman of International Forecasters is my guest, and the topics are varied, yet connected. . . Our history and future has been planned, according to Mr. Chapman.

Discussed: The firing of Inspector General Walpin - Wrong person sacked for Misuse of Government Funds, Declining Dollar No Laughing Matter, Credit Card Companies to Punish Perfect Players thanks to the Federal Government, Cap and Trade = Tax and Spend and Smog and Mirrors, Bildebergers, globalization, and much much more!

Listen tonight at 7:00 pm Pacific, or catch the archive later, HERE.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Mary Bono Mack - One of Eight Republican Traitors

I will go more into the Cap and Trade bill, and the insane passage of it in the House of Representatives yesterday, in a future post. Note that it won 219-212, meaning four votes could have changed its direction. A number of Democrats voted against it. Eight Republicans voted for it. One of those eight is my representative here in Southern California, Mary Bono Mack.

The following is the text of the Email I sent her:

You are one of Eight Republicans to vote for the Cap and Trade bill. Are you insane? This thing represents the biggest tax hike in history. It will increase the costs of energy and gas, which will in turn increase the cost of production and the transportation of goods while the value of the dollar continues to plummet due to the massive spending (on borrowed money/fiat money) the Obama Administration and Congress is currently engaging in. Global Warming has been proven to be a hoax, the EPA has been suppressing their studies for political reasons, and now the next step in governmental control over the behaviors of the American people in the form of this idiotic sell out of the American taxpayer passed the House, with your help. If you believe that Government is the solution, and that we should be taxed and controlled, then move over to the Democratic Party. I am extremely disappointed. You have lost my vote.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

War On God

This video shows how the Capitol Visitor Center is the latest in a series of attempts to wash away America's rich history of faith in God, and how the visitor center is a $600 million godless pit. How history is being changed, and God is being removed. . .

Get the History right - Capitol Visitor Center should not open until they get all of the history right, including the role of God in the history of this nation.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

A Tragic Silence (Obama's Silent Treatment of Iran)

Get Liberty

Obama began this Iran Crisis with the "sometimes it is better to say nothing at all" attitude. He then shifted direction with the decision to say a few strong words about the violence, coming up with his best "better late than never" comment on the Iranian Turmoil. Unfortunately, what he should have been thinking was "It is better to be immediate, decisive, and a leader." Instead, his weakness is blaringly obvious.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Friday, June 26, 2009

Obama Even Turns Biased MSNBC Against Him - Preventive and Indefinite Detention of Detainees without Trial

Didn't Obama Cammpaign Against What He Is Now Supporting?

The reporter, Rachel Maddow, from MSNBC used to be an Obama fan, but apparently she is having her doubts. . .

Did she use the word "radical" when referring to Obama?

Obama's carefully crafted rhetoric is being recognized. His desire to make his own laws which oppose our Constitution have even caught the attention of the Liberal Left Media.

She even placed Barry Hussein Obama at a lower level than the much hated George W. Bush (shocking). The audacity!

Everything Obama condemned Bush for while campaigning .... HE is now not only doing, BUT HAS INCREASED. He increased our deficit, increased the size of the federal government, increased borrowing from other countries, increased federal spending, increased labor union power, is taking over businesses (move toward nationalization of business), and now is attempting to take over our health care system all in a matter of months.

Obama is even doing things that Leftists accused Bush of doing (though the accusations were false) like desiring jailing people for future crimes, and thought crimes!

His arrogance and willingness to ignore our Constitution is becoming more and more evident. Americans are becoming aware of what he is doing.

Despite this reporter being very liberal, her decision to speak out against Obama may place her job in jeopardy over there at MSNBC. The state-run media doesn't take kindly to dissent. Just ask Conservatives, who have been since labeled as Extremists, and Domestic Terrorists, for daring to have an opinion that opposes the Left.

Maybe Obama has seen intelligence reports that scared the crap out of him, and he is realizing the Threat of Islamism is real?

Or maybe he is a liar like we've been saying all along.

I wonder how long before Obama decides to use preventive detention against Americans?

Will dissent against the great Obamaniac become a capital offense?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Oh my: Obama drafts executive order to detain terrorists indefinitely without trial - Hot Air, AllahPundit

Don't Give Up, We Can Make A Difference (on Political Pistachio Radio)

The Iranian people are in the streets protesting oppression and persecution by the oppressive Islamic Government. After getting out of a cab, a beautiful young woman named Neda, was shot in the heart and quickly died in the street. Her last moments were caught on video, and became a widely viewed vid on the Internet.

She has become the face of the Revolution.

Jim Jacobson, founder of Christian Freedom International absolutely knows the power of imagery and shining light on oppressive regimes. He and his group also saw what happens when an oppressive government successfully shields the evil it perpetrates against its people, as was the case after the Myanmar cyclones in 2008. "Many people don’t realize," says Jacobson, "that the death toll in Myanmar was as bad, if not worse, than the Tsunami of 2004. The difference was that countless videos of the Tsunami were in abundance while the oppressive Junta in Myanmar prevented the brutal truth from being shown."

Jacobson has seen persecution all over the world and maintains that imagery like the video of Neda's last moments is extremely powerful and can galvanize peace loving people all over the world. In some cases, such images become timeless, as was the case in Tiananmen Square, when one image of a man standing in front of a tank makes an entire time come rushing back.

Also, when San Diego County officials tried to fine a couple tens of thousands of dollars for lack of a permit to hold a Bible study in their home, Talk Show hosts and listeners took action.

They said enough is enough and they fought back against the flagrant breach of First Amendment rights.

Jim Jacobson applauds the talk show programs and audiences that put the pressure on the perpetrators. But, more importantly, they're also prepared to use this victory for the sake of increasing awareness and inspiring more action.

Mr. Jacobson is our guest tonight on Political Pistachio Radio. Join us live at 7pm Pacific, or on the archive later, HERE.

Tort Reform, and the Health Care Crisis

One of the largest factors in the skyrocketing cost of medical expenses is the law suits, and high insurance costs paid by the doctors which are designed to protect doctors from such law suits. In order to avoid being sued, doctors order extra tests, and make sure they cover all of their bases (even if the bases were unnecessary). Some argue that the only way to stop this vicious cycle is to enact Tort Reform.

Tort Reform: Proposed changes in the civil justice system that would reduce tort litigation or damages. Tort is a system for compensating wrongs and harm done by one party to another's person, property or other protected interests. A series of changes designed to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits.

But, you can forget Tort Reform - because the majority of the politicians are a bunch of lawyers, and they protect their own. . .

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Obama's Vicious Stimulus Cycle

Just a thought:

Businesses and individuals pay taxes. The stimulus plan is a huge bailout, which is designed to bail out businesses that are "too big to fail," and individuals who may lose their homes for taking out loans they couldn't afford anyway. But, the Obama Administration doesn't have enough money to cover all that he wishes to spend, so they are resorting to use deficit spending to get the job done. Deficit spending is another way of saying "spending money they don't have." The money doesn't appear out of nowhere, so they are borrowing money from future generations of businesses and individuals in order to bail out businesses and individuals. The Obama Administration, and the current Democrats in power, are "borrowing" more than any president in the past. In fact, they are deepening the national debt more than all past presidents, combined.

So, if you really think about it, the Fed is borrowing money from the same people it is bailing out.

And they expect that to work?

That's like borrowing from my credit card to pay my credit card bill.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Obama's Prescription For America Infomercial

I heard that last night the famous one, Barry Hussein Obama, the most revered president of all time, whose devoted fans flock to every time he makes an appearance, aired an infomercial about the Obama health care plan last night.

And I heard the ratings sucked.

Obama's message sucked even more.

ABC, the propaganda wing of the White House (All Barack Channel?), agreed to air the informercial, slobbering all over the president, and not daring to even consider the possibility that there might be an opposing view somewhere out there.

Obama is trying to convince everyone that a government program in the health insurance industry will not be mandatory, will not kill the private industry, and will in fact create a level playing field.

The money promised to be spent on it is astronomical, and the plan will only cover a third of the folks currently without insurance, according to the statistics put out by the Congressional Budget Office.

In the infomercial Obama assured us that the "public plan wouldn't create an unlevel playing field because the plan itself would have to play by the rules it sets."

Imagine playing Monopoly with someone that said, to keep the game fair, you needed to play by their rules (of which they could change at any time they choose), and if they ran out of money they could just make more, but you had to make a profit to stay in the game. How would you fare against your competitor?

Private Insurance, in order to stay in business, must make a profit (you know, that funny little thing the Left demonizes, though "profit" is the whole point about being in business in the first place). The government is going to expect everyone to pay taxes into the system, and will try to keep the cost to the patient as low as possible when it comes to visits (which will eventually lead to the rationing of care). As a result, since we have to pay for it anyway, 70% of Americans (at least that many) will make the move over to the Public System. This will be devastating to the private industry, and making a profit in order to stay in business will become impossible. The government, by the way, doesn't have to make a profit to stay in business. Obama has already proven his strategy. If the government gets into trouble, they'll just print more money - who cares about inflation?

How can a private industry who needs to make a profit survive against another player in the industry that is making the rules, refereeing the game it is playing, and printing money at will?

Obama knows darn well that his plan is disastrous for America, but what is best for this country is not his concern. Making the most prosperous nation on Earth a failing socialistic entity more like European nations, and gaining more control over private industries, is his main priority - and the American People are beginning to realize it - hence, one of the reasons for the lousy television ratings last night for Obama.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Democrats Fleeing Obama Healthcare Plan - NewsMax

The White House Infomercial - The Heritage Foundation

ABC's White House special struggled for viewers - The Live Feed

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Great Tobacco Contradiction

If cigarettes are so bad, then the government ought to ban them and be done with it, right?

Obama's Tobacco Law is, in the words of "The One," designed to protect the children from the tobacco industry. We've been hearing for decades that those evil tobacco companies are dealers of death, and that they prey on children, and the tobacco industry is one of the reasons that health care costs are so high, due to all of those cancer cases brought on by people being lifelong smokers. Second hand smoke kills, and even smoking in your apartment is dangerous because some kid a few floors up might inhale your toxic fumes if the ventilation is opened up.

Reading what I just wrote, the average liberal will assume that I believe, then, that cigarettes are good for you. After all, that is how they think. Either you are for something, or against it, with no explanation beyond that.

If I thought cigarettes were not a health risk, I would not have quit smoking in 2005 after 21 years of inhaling a couple packs a day. And, as a Christian, I believe it was not a very good example of my faith. In other words, I agree that it is better not to smoke, than to inhale toxic fumes.

Cigarettes are deadly. Being a heavy smoker may lead to lung problems, heart problems, and various other medical complications. But, if cigarettes are that deadly, then why doesn't the Democrat controlled, all-knowing, nanny-state bureaucrats in the Federal Government just ban them?

Is it because they understand that as Americans we should have the freedom to decide for ourselves whether or not to smoke cigarettes as individuals?

Of course not. The Democrats will demonize the tobacco industry for political reasons, because it they think it makes them look like they are some kind of moral giants out to save America from itself. However, they will never ban the use of tobacco products because the tobacco industry represents too large of a revenue block.

Ever hear the saying, "Republicans treat every day like it is the Fourth of July, Democrats treat every day like it is the April 15th tax deadline?"

Every time someone buys a pack of cigarettes, it is tax day for the Left. In some states, well over fifty percent of the cost of a pack of cigarettes goes to fees, taxes, and other government added costs. S-CHIP is funded by smokers, as is planned a number of other nanny-state programs.

The Democrats may be making smokers suffer with their high tobacco taxes, and tough regulations on the industry. They may be demonizing your habit, and are trying to make you out to be a bad person for daring to light up. But they want you to keep on smoking, and they want kids to light up to replace the dying smokers, so that they can continue to rake in the revenue through hefty tobacco taxes. And you better keep smoking, too - because if that golden goose of cigarette smokers dries up, the Democrats will have to get their money from elsewhere, and invariably, that will mean higher taxes across the board for even that 95% of people who were promised tax cuts by Obama.

Read my lips: Lots of New Taxes!

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Are You Watching Move America Forward's Troopathon?

On Live beginning at 4pm Pacific Time HERE

-- Political Pistachio News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Snooper Suffers A Mild Stroke

The voice of Take Our Country Back radio, Founder and main writer of The Snooper Report, co-founder of American Daily Review, and long-time friend and fellow blogger Mark "Snooper" Harvey suffered a mild stroke a couple days ago.

Blood flow to his brain has been hampered due to blockage to the Carotid Artery. Once the flow resumes uninhibited, I have been told, his slight impairment of speech should be resolved.

I got off the phone with Snooper ten minutes ago, and he seems high spirited, ready to return to the fight, and says he should be home at the latest by Sunday. Until then, his wife is by his side at the hospital.

During our conversation, evidence of his speech being a little slower was evident, and he knew it, making comment a couple times about it. However, Snooper's main statement was, "It's weird." After talking to him about it, the "weird" comes from this strange sensation of being "the other guy." You go through life hearing about these things happening to other people, but you never suspect that such a thing can happen to you. It is a reminder of how fragile life can be, and how important it is to be an active member of humanity as long as you are able.

In Snooper's case, the Liberal Left hasn't seen the last of him, and he will be back soon to hammer libtards before we know it. I could tell in our conversation earlier that his computer being at home, and his body being in the hospital, was unsettling. He can't wait to get back to using moonbat's for hard hitting commentary target practice - and dismantling the Left's insanity one article at a time.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

How Easy Society Changes

You older folks (time for the aged ones to step up, front and center) out there, do you remember when cars had only one side mirror. The passenger side mirror was a luxury, an add-on. Most roads were only one lane, and the Department of Transportation (an unconstitutional department, by the way, but we'll talk about that another time, boys and girls) hadn't brought down their iron fist yet, demanding all vehicles have two mirrors, one for each side.

I am not complaining. After all, I realize it is safer having that extra mirror, and I firmly believe that without government's intervention, the industry would have come to that same conclusion eventually.

The point, however, is this: Did you notice when the change happened? Do you remember when suddenly all vehicles began to be manufactured with a mirror on both sides?

I don't.

I am sure some astute persons, especially those well learned in the automotive industry, noticed, and remembers.

The rest of us? Well, if you did notice the change, you are a very observant person, indeed.

This sudden appearance of passenger-side view mirrors is a great example of how government, and liberal leftism, works. Changes are made, often using the tagline that it is in your best interest, and it happens. Often, the average person doesn't even notice. Suddenly, one day they are driving down the road and they notice everyone has a passenger-side mirror.

Suddenly, one day, the American citizen will notice that choices have been removed, and liberty is a thing of the past.

Of course those of us that are in tune with politics are noticing, and we are writing and talking about it.

Our task, then, is to spread the word. Let the average American who doesn't seem to notice, or care, know about the changes going on around them - and maybe, just maybe, we will be able to stop the change from liberty to slavery that the Obama Administration is orchestrating stealthily in front of our faces, with the use of smoke and sideview mirrors.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The Stoning of Soraya M.

The women of Islam are oppressed, and we should encourage change in Islam. One of the primary agents of change when it comes to the Muslim religion is courageous films like "The Stoning of Soraya M.," which hits theaters in select markets tomorrow, June 26, 2009.

ACT! for America's description of the film is as follows:

THE STONING OF SORAYA M. is the heart-rending film based on the International best-selling book by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam which stars Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG), Jim Caviezel (DÉJÀ VU, THE THIN RED LINE) and Mozhan Marnò (CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR) as Soraya. The film was the runner up for the Audience Award at the Toronto 2008 Film Festival, with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE taking first place. It is a film that dramatizes with unflinching power the suffering endured by one Islamic woman in the name of religious custom and the heroism of another woman who was determined to share her story with the world. The Stoning of Soraya M. unmasks the cruelty of an Iranian husband who sought to get rid of his wife, and the hypocrisy of the mullahs who colluded with him. It builds to a climax that breaks the heart and expands viewer understanding, delivering a film that is as riveting as it is unforgettable. Shohreh Aghdashloo gives an Oscar-worthy performance as the woman of courage who bore witness to The Stoning of Soraya M.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

View Trailer to The Stoning of Soraya M. HERE

Sarkozy: "Burqas not welcome in France"

Many Conservatives are touting Sarkozy's willingness to proclaim that the practice of wearing the Mulim burqa by Islamic women is a "sign of the debasement of women, and is not welcome in France." Sarkozy, in a recent speech, detailed his support for a ban that some critics are claiming could stigmatize Muslims in France.

President Nicolas Sarkozy specifically said, "In our country, we cannot accept that women be prisoners behind a screen, cut off from all social life, deprived of all identity. The burqa is not a religious sign, it's a sign of subservience, a sign of debasement—I want to say it solemnly, it will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."

I fully understand that the burqa is a badge of slavery in Islam, and that the rights of women are severely suppressed in that ideology. The burqa sets women apart, demeaning them, and relegating women to the existence of a half-human. I get it.

Sarkozy is right in everything he said, except the part about how the government should ban the burqa.

Think about it. Isn't that just like a socialist, wishing to control your life, behavior, and even what you wear?

Yes, I know, compared to the near-Marxists of France's past, Sarkozy is pretty conservative - but he is still farther to the left than the American Democratic Party (though not by much, and he is definitely not to the left of Obama).

Despite the political agenda of Islam, the Muslim religion is still, no matter our feelings to the contrary, labeled as a religion. So, how is it that government should be able to dictate to a person what they can wear? Of course we need to remain within the bounds of law and reason - after all, we don't want a bunch of nudists crying out that nudity is their religious right.

If government can tell a Muslim she can't wear a burka, how long before government declares that Jews can't wear a Kippah (skull cap)? Should we then allow government to disallow the wearing of a crucifix around someone's neck (in some public schools that is already the case)?

The women of Islam are suppressed. I agree fully. But if they are going to shed their burqas, it must be them to do so, not government.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Sarkozy says burqas are 'not welcome' in France - Breitbart

EPA Suppressing Global Warming Study

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is charging that the United States Environmental Protection Agency is actively suppressing a scientific analysis of Global Warming (a.k.a. Climate Change). Why would they do such a thing? Could it be political pressure to support the Obama Administration's idiotic policy agenda designed to regulate carbon dioxide?

Sam Kazman of the CEI General Counsel is quoted as saying, "This suppression of valid science for political reasons is beyond belief. The EPA's conduct is even more outlandish because it flies in the face of the President's widely-touted claim that 'the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.'"

CEI has filed a request that the EPA make the study public.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Proposed Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases - The Competitive Enterprise Institute

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pentagon Calls Protests "Low-Level Terrorism"

Fox News reported last week that the following question appears on a Department of Defense employee's routine training exam:

"Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?"

— Attacking the Pentagon

— IEDs

— Hate crimes against racial groups

— Protests

The correct answer, according to the exam, is "Protests."

Funny that this didn't come to light while the Left was protesting the war effort, or gathering together for "hate-Bush" rallies while defacing monuments in Washington DC. Oh, wait, that was citizens expressing themselves. When Conservatives protest, it becomes Low-Level Terrorism, and leads to the government determining that dissent against them is suddenly suspect and questionable.

In the age of Tea Parties, suddenly those that would participate have now been labeled Low-Level Terrorists and Rightwing Extremists. The real radicals, however, belongs to the Left, and always has.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Pentagon Exam Calls Protests 'Low-Level Terrorism,' Angering Activists - Fox News, James Osborne

Governor Sanford's Addiction to Lust

Governor Mark Sanford's bizarre behavior has been exposed for what it is.

South Carolina Governor Sanford's original excuse and circumstances for his disappearance over the last week seemed more like the kind of excuse I used to get from my kids when they were teenagers. It had too many holes in it, and seemed like it was hastily put together. When I wrote the first article about his "hiking trip" this morning, none of the actual facts were known, but I knew there had to be something more to the story, which is why I called the situation "weird."

The tale of the missing state governor turned out to be even more bizarre than I had originally expected, but now that the facts are known, coupled with his strange disappearance, the puzzle now makes a little more sense.

Marriage in the Sanford household has been rocky, largely because Mark Sanford decided to follow his lustful heart, and place a blessed marriage in jeopardy. The pair has been married for twenty years, or so, and the last couple weeks they have not been together in the house, according to Governor Sanford's wife. Divorce is on the horizon, I am sure, because the Governor has been having a cyber-relationship with a gal in Argentina. Then, on a sudden lustful impulse too powerful to control, without a word to anybody, Sanford booked a flight to Argentina to be with his little hottie - only returning, he says, because of all the hub-bub regarding his vanishing act.

He now claims he made the trip to break the relationship off. Hey, I have an idea, how about you stay home, cease communications with the woman, and leave it at that? The excuse falls flat. Sorry, Mark, but I see through it. You were there to be with her, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

And what did he expect would happen when he suddenly vanished? Did he think nobody would notice he was not around? Did he really think the hiking in the Appalachians story would work as a large number of people noticed him at the airport? How do you pass off a state governor disappearing without anyone asking questions? I'm surprised he didn't set up a cardboard likeness of himself in the Governor's office. He seemed to think every other hair-brained idea would work.

Granted, if it had been a Democrat, the woman in Argentina would be the culprit, and the politician would be a victim, viciously seduced by this South American so-and-so. Heck, that's what happened in the case of Bill Clinton. He even lied under oath as a stain on a blue dress said otherwise, and the Democratic Party rallied behind the president, and proclaimed with him that oral copulation is not sex.

Don't get me wrong, Governor Mark Sanford is fully deserving of the condemnation he will be receiving from both the Republican Party, and the Democrats. What he did was wrong, and he should be very ashamed of himself for his actions, regardless of what party he is a member of, or what standards he has voiced he practices in the past. It is appropriate for his name to be knocked off the list of 2012 presidential hopefuls, for if he can't control his lustful urges as Governor of South Carolina, how can he be trusted to make presidential decisions without outside distractions complicating his focus? It is a real shame, as I have said before, because I really like Governor Sanford. I saw him as a rising star in the Republican Party. He is in my prayers, and I hope he comes to terms with his personal afflictions.

I just want you to keep in mind that had Sanford been a Democrat, the only dissatisfaction of his actions would have only come from the Right, and the Left would have made sure he was celebrated for his actions as a courageous man in search of whatever it is he was searching for.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Sanford's Hike Cost Him Presidential Bid - Political Pistachio, Douglas V. Gibbs

Gov. Sanford Admits Affair and Explains Disappearance - The New York Times, Robbie Brown and Liz Robbins

By The Way, if you made it all the way down here to the bottom of this post, do me a favor and check out this video regarding Right Wing Extremists, and the facts the Liberals Don't Want You To Know. . .

Air France Flight 447 Had Two Radical Muslims Aboard

After combing the passenger list for suspected terror links, French security found two.

The link of these two radical muslims to Air France Flight 447 is "highly significant" according to French security.

If investigations, and the black box (should it be located), connect the two Muslim passengers to an attack planned by al-Qaeda (discovered in the last few months by Paris), it may be possible that the crash of Air France Flight 447 was actually an extraordinary act of bravery on the part of the pilots, crashing the plane into the ocean before it reached France.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Two radical Muslims identified on crashed Air France flight - DEBKAfile Special Report

Obama calls tobacco control law: "My New Law"

Forget the Congress, the law belongs to Obama.

Besides, the tobacco bill, like the credit card law, and so forth, is about control. Are the intentions of the tobacco law good intentions? On the surface. But dig deep, and you find that it is about deciding for you what is good for you - and who knows better than Obama what is good for you, right?

After all, it is his new law. He said so.

Don't believe me? He uses the words "My New Law" at the 47 second mark on the following video:

Obama's elitist narcissism never ceases to amaze.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Sanford's Hike Cost Him Presidential Bid

I like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. He is one of the rising stars in the Republican Party. However, his little disappearing act over the last few days might have cost him the next step in his political career.

Democrats can hide dirty cash in their freezer as Democratic Rep. William Jefferson did, murder a woman as Teddy Kennedy did, lie under oath as Bill Clinton did, call the CIA a bunch of liars to cover up her own lie as Nancy Pelosi did, and illegally fire Inspector Generals as Obama did (his sudden compliance after the fact is too late), and nobody gets upset, and the media could care less. Take a hiking vacation, and tell nobody about it, and Republican Sanford is screwed. That's how it is. Republicans have to walk the straight line, and any deviation, or action that could be considered weird, and all of your political aspirations are down the tubes.

One thing is for sure, in the defense of the liberal head hunters; a politician that vanishes for a week without telling anyone, and without keeping in some kind of contact, could be considered a deriliction of duty. After all, even the next in line, Lieutenant Governor Andrew Bauer, didn't know where the governor was, and was not even told to take the reins while Sanford was gone.


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Sanford's Walk in the Woods Draws Fire From South Carolina Capital - Fox News, Judson Berger and The Associated Press

Obama Finally Says Something About Iran - and it is still weak

The New York Times is reporting that President Obama has hardened his tone toward Iran. In reality, Obama finally gave in to the critics, and decided to say a little something about the violence, and the Iranian Government's handling of he situation. However, he still refuses to encourage the protesters, and their fight for freedom.

Some would say, "better late than never," but when it comes to dealing with Mullahs, late is nearly the same as never.

Obama is spending too much time worrying about upsetting the totalitarian leadership, so he's trying to be careful in what he says. After all, we don't want to upset the bad guys too much. They might not want to negotiate with Obama later.

Reagan didn't worry about upsetting the Soviet hardliners when he encouraged the Solidarity movement in Poland - and taking a stance on the side of freedom led to the fall of the Soviet Empire.

Obama doesn't want to side with freedom. He would rather try to make sure nobody gets upset with him, even though they will, anyway.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ed McMahon Instrumental Part of my Childhood Memories

I learned about Ed McMahon's death this morning on the radio as I was driving my big rig to Chatsworth, California. Growing up, the Tonight Show was a big part of my life.

As a kid I was only able to stay up late to watch Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon on Friday nights. During the summer, I watched the show when I could. My biological father was a huge fan of The Tonight Show, and we watched it together when I visited him. Johnny and Ed McMahon was my connection to a father I otherwise had little in common with.

My father died in 1999, and as strange as it seems, I felt a little piece of my father was still around as long as Ed McMahon was still alive and kicking and making people smile. Ed has been battling various health issues, and I realize that we all have to go eventually, but I am deeply saddened to see Ed McMahon pass away. To me, he was the last identifiable figure of The Tonight Show this kid grew up watching, and enjoying, and using as a connection to his father.

I wonder if in the afterlife, as Ed McMahon is walking up to join his old friend, Johnny Carson is saying, "Heeeeere's Ed."

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Note: My good friend, Andrea Shea King, interviewed Ed McMahon in November 2007, and wrote about it on Breitbart's Big Hollywood, HERE

Gold Star Dads Welcomed by Arizona State Capital and America's Mighty Warriors




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Tuesday, June 23rd 2009 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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America’s Mighty Warriors” is an Arizona non-profit organization founded by Debbie
Lee, a Gold Star Mom. Mrs. Lee’s son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first Navy Seal killed in
Iraq. Their mission is to impact and honor our military, the fallen and their families for their
selfless service and sacrifice. America’s Mighty Warriors was founded in response to
Marc’s last letter home which encouraged “random acts of kindness.”
Join “America’s Mighty Warriors,” and Arizona elected officials in saluting Arizona Gold
Star Dads. Invited speakers include Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Treasurer Dean
Martin, Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Founder Chris Simcox, Rep. Frank Antenori and
other dignitaries. All Arizona legislators and media are invited. Following the Arizona State
Capitol event our honored guests, the Gold Star Dads, will be chauffeured by Hummer
Limousines to the Arizona Diamondbacks VS. Texas Rangers baseball game at Chase

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Obama Inspector General Firings An Impeachable Offense

How do you impeach a president that is ineligible in the first place?

The first Inspector General fired by President Barack Obama was AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin. The President has fired two others, since then. Walpin was investigating wrongdoing by one of Obama's supporters (a friend of the America Loving Michelle Obama). The other two simply held ideas at odds with the President's. When Barack Obama fired these men, in the manner that he did, he broke the law - a law he co-sponsored last year, as a matter of fact. Breaking the law is an impeachable offense.

Remember the Leftist outcry when George W. Bush fired eight U.S. Attorneys? There wasn't any outcry when Bill Clinton fired all of the U.S. Attorneys (except one) when he was president.

U.S. Attorneys serve the president. Of course, when Bush fired the U.S. Attorneys he was accused of firing them because they dared to have different political opinions than he. The Democrats, in turn, made a federal case out of it, despite the fact that President George W. Bush was well within his rights to fire those U.S. Attorneys.

Obama, in the firing of the Inspector Generals, "was not" well within his rights to perform the firings as he did. In the case of Walpin, he gave him an hour to pack his stuff and get out, giving no reason for the firing, written or verbal. A law that was co-sponsored by Obama last year, H.R. 928 while it was a bill, requires it to be a 30 day process to fire an inspector general, and the United States Congress must be given just cause for the firing, in writing. Neither piece of criteria was followed. After all of the backlash, however, the White House provided the reason for the firing in a letter (too late, law has already been broken). The 30 days portion of the law has still not been followed.

Barack Obama broke the law by not following procedure. He broke the law by breaking a law he was well aware of.

Breaking the law is an impeachable offense.

Norman Eisen, a White House lawyer who is the White House Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform called the firing of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin an act of "political courage." Remember, "ethics" is in the title of this scumbag, and he is calling breaking the law "courageous."

Pretty much sums up the Obama Administration, doesn't it?

Heaven forbid that anyone in the Democratic Party would be willing to call The Messiah, Obama, a law breaker. Blind devotion does that to people. They are sightless when it comes to seeing The Great One doing anything wrong (even though that is pretty much all Barry seems to do - unless, of course, he has his teleprompter handy).

The law Obama broke was a bill passed last year that is a part of Title V of the U.S. Code. Known as the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008, the law amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 to enhance the independence of the Inspectors General, and to create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.

The law specifically states:


(a) Establishments.--Section 3(b) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by striking the second sentence and inserting "If an Inspector General is removed from office or is transferred to another position or location within an establishment, the President shall communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of Congress, not later than 30 days before the removal or transfer. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a personnel action otherwise authorized by law, other than transfer or removal.".

(b) Designated Federal Entities.--Section 8G(e) of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) is amended by striking "shall promptly communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of the Congress." and inserting "shall communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal or transfer to both Houses of Congress, not later than 30 days before the removal or transfer. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a personnel action otherwise authorized by law, other than transfer or removal.".

Now, reading the law, and understanding what it says, if the Inspector General had broken the law, he could be removed. However, if it is just removing him for the sake of removing him the president has to put it in writing 30 days before the removal, and give the reason for the removal to both Houses of the Congress. That is the law, and Obama broke it.

On top of that, Obama voted for this law last year, and in fact, even co-sponsored it - so he can't claim ignorance like he does with everything else.

Not only did he break the law, he broke his own law.

Feel that tingle up your leg anymore, Chris Matthews?

This hearkens back to when Harry Reid said, regarding the Burris ordeal, "We can do whatever we want to." It is a political arrogance the Left is infected with. The liberal left, now in power, thinks because of its political position they are all somehow above the law.

They really believe they can do whatever they want, and are untouchable regardless of what it is.

The Democrat Party has the assumption that since they are in power they can do whatever they desire. That is how they view politics. It is about power, to them, not about what is best for the United States of America.

The Law, and that pesky little document called the U.S. Constitution, prohibits you, Democrats, from doing whatever you want. Unfortunately, the Left doesn't see the Constitution of the United States as something that needs to be followed, but as something that needs to be gotten around.

So much for Obama being an expert on Constitutional law.

You don't get around the Constitution. The Constitution is to be followed. The law is very inconvenient to politicians. Until somebody calls them on it, they will do what they can to get around it.

The Democrats sort of sound like the Mullahs in Iran, don't they? "What ever we say, whatever we want, and if you don't like it, tough." Like Gavin Newsome, Mayor of San Francisco so fondly says when it comes to the onslaught of the radical gay agenda, "Like it or not. . . "

The Democrats could care less what the Constitution says, what laws are on the books, or what you think as a constituent. They basically are telling the American People they will do what they want, like it or not, with a nasty smirk on their face. It is the epitome of elitism, and dirty politics.

Don't like it? Tough!

And this isn't the first time a president broke the law like this. Andrew Johnson did so, and was impeached for it, holding on to the presidency by one vote.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary


White House: Firing AmeriCorps IG an act of "political courage" - Washington Examiner, Byron York

McCaskill Statement on White House's Reasons for IG Firing - Senator Claire McCaskill Press Release

Harry Reid Says Senators Can ‘Do Whatever We Want To’ Regarding Roland Burris - CNS News, Associated Press

ALG files FOIA Request to get "full truth" about "Walpin-gate" firing - Free Republic/Americans For Limited Government, Bill Wilson

Removal of an inspector - The Washington Times, Bill Wilson

Monday, June 22, 2009

Megan Fox Again Shows Her Mean Nature

A week and a half ago Megan Fox's mean-spirited remark about Middle America caught many by surprise. In an interview, at the time, she had stated that she would advise Megatron, the bad guy in the pair of Transformers movies, to "take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people of Middle America."

Single episodes of foot-in-mouth disease can usually be shrugged off - but Megan's naturally mean spirit has struck again.

According to US Magazine, Megan Fox ignored a young boy desperately trying to give her a rose.

The mean spirit from within seems to be natural for the snobby Megan Fox.

She later declared that she didn't mean to be a mean girl.

Right, just like Obama doesn't mean to be a socialist.

Her excuse is that she did not realize it was a child handing her a flower, meaning non-children's flowers will be brushed away with her well documented mean streak. Only kids need apply.

She apologized, once she saw the picture. I wonder, though, if she is really sorry, or if the apology stemmed from trying to save face. After all, like certain politicians (Obama), she desires to be adored by all, and will say anything to achieve that, even if it is a big fat lie.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Megan Fox Verbalizes Liberal Tolerance - Political Pistachio, Douglas V. Gibbs

Megan Fox Apologizes for Snubbing Little Boy - US Magazine

Perez Hilton KO'd by Black Eyed Peas

The tour manager of the Black Eyed Peas finished an argument between Perez Hilton, dirtball entertainment blogger, and the Black Eyed Peas band members Fergie and will.i.am, at a Toronto nightclub. He gave Hilton a black eye.

After popping Perez Hilton in the eye, Molina was charged with assaulting Hilton.

The argument began when will.i.am told Hilton not to write about the Black Eyed Peas on his site, and Perez Hilton, who is an open homosexual, called will.i.am. a "faggot" in response.

Hilton claims he was first punched from behind.

The question now, is, will Hilton scream "hate crime," as a result? Probably. And it will be the crowning achievement of his cowardly career.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Perez Hilton says he was punched by Peas' manager - Breitbart, Rob Gillies

Fatal Washington DC Rail Transit Collision

A rush hour collision between a pair of Metro transit trains has killed at least two people, and injured a number of others. The cause of the crash is currently undetermined, and so far at least 60 people have been taken off of the trains.

Updates will be forthcoming.

UPDATE AT 7:15 pm Eastern Time - CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight reports four people dead. 200 Firefighters are on the scene. More than 70 patients have been handled. The injuries range from moderate to life threatening. Many people left the scene on their own. Emergency crews are still sifting through the wreckage as more personnel are enroute.

UPDATE AT 7:45 pm Eastern Time - Fox News is reporting that at the tme of the accident, one train was stopped, the other plowed into the rear of the stopped train. The mayor of Washington DC is calling this the deadliest accident in DC Metro history - Mass Casualty Event. East Coast Metro traffic is severely affected by the crash. Death toll, at this point, remains at four.

UPDATE AT 7:55 pm Eastern Time - Fox News is reporting, after a discussion with a witness, that one of the trains may have been empty upon impact.

UPDATE AT 11:30 pm Eastern Time - Associated Press is reporting 6 dead in the train collision in Washington DC. 76 people were treated at the scene. The search for more victims will continue through the evening. There is no official explanation of the accident, other than that a moving train plowed into an unmoving train. This is the third major subway or commuter rail crash in a big city in the past nine months. The other crashes occurred in Los Angeles and Boston.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Two dead, others hurt in DC rail transit collision - Yahoo News/Associated Press

Death of California

There is an old saying that says, "As California goes, so goes the nation." California has long been a beacon of success as a state with an economy putting to shame the economies of most nations. Americans have flocked to California, over the years, for the promise of making a better life for themselves.

The promise of California Gold is no more.

Since the end of Ronald Reagan's governorship in California, the state has rarely seen a Republican Governor, and in the cases of Wilson and Deukmejian, it is hard to tell if the Republicans were any better than the Democrats. Nonetheless, the state has been under liberal control for decades. California ranks among the highest in tax rates, spending on education and welfare programs, and the financial habits of the state mirrors what the Democrats are doing right now in Washington.

Based on the similarities of Obama's and California's systems, it is safe to say if you wish to see what the United States economic outlook is under the Obama Administration, one needs to look no further than California.

Broken promises, runaway taxes, and out of control spending has led to a state with failed programs, and a bankrupt economy.

California is on the brink of economic collapse, and the Obama Administration has clearly indicated to California not to expect a bailout.

The economy in California is suffering from a $24.3 billion shortfall, and unless the state can save itself, the Obama Administration will probably give in, and pick up California's shortfall. Meaning, to save a state run by a bunch of liberals that have spent too much of the taxpayer's money, and not managed the state economy very well at all, taxpayers from other states will have to pay out their nose to save the state under the direction of an Obama Administration that has spent too much money, has not managed the national economy very well, and is directing the United States towards economic collapse.

California asking the Democrats in charge of the Federal Government for help is like a kid in school asking another kid in class, who happens to have the worst grades in class, if he can copy his test answers.

Nearly six years ago Gray Davis was recalled for mismanaging California's economy. The third place finisher in that vote was Tom McClintock (of whom I voted for in that special election). The winner was Arnold Schwarzenegger, who promised to end Sacramento's corrupt devotion to big government schemes, abolish the recently raised car tax, and end unsustainable deficit spending in California.

During the last half dozen years, Tom McClintock, a State Senator at the time, gave plenty of sound, conservative fiscal advice to Schwarzenegger, of which Arnold abided by none of it. Instead, like the liberals before him (after all, Arnold is married to a Kennedy, so what did we expect? The "R" for Republican means nothing, in the Governator's case) he continued to spend and spend and spend. Under Schwarzenegger's watch, there have been major spending increases in education, transportation, law-enforcement, infrastructure, and social programs. The budget has ballooned from approximately $100 billion to $145 billion in five years. Despite a whole slew of tax increases, the deficit has persisted at an unmanageable size. And now that it has all caught up to him, he wishes to increase taxes even more, including schemes like tripling the already high car registration tax, and increasing the sales tax with plans of it reaching double digits in the near future. The result of raising taxes will be a further deepening of the economic disaster in California, and as is already happening, a mass exodus of businesses and taxpayers out of the state.

High public spending cannot be maintained, and should not be maintained. Tell me: Is the higher spending on education raising the grades of our kids? Is the higher spending in the war on poverty eliminating poverty? These things are not resolved by soaking the taxpayers. The problem isn't the money, it is the method used. Liberal tactics, as is coming to fruition in California, is a recipe for disaster.

Borrowing and spending is what caused the crisis, and more borrowing and spending is not the solution.

If the federal government decides, ultimately, to loan billions to California to "temporarily" save her, it would not only be an unconstitutional and irresponsible move, but it would further increase our national debt, devalue our dollar, and foster inflation. In other words, an intervention on California's behalf will increase the burden felt by all Americans.

Drastic slashes to spending, and massive reductions in taxes - especially in relation to regulations and taxes against businesses - is the only way to save California's dying economy. . . and it may be, I fear, too late. We've let the Liberal Left have their way with California's budget for way too long, and the damage may be irreversible for generations.

And remember, the Democrats are doing in Washington what California has been doing for decades.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

By Douglas V. Gibbs