May 2009


Obama has certainly issued a lot of change in just four months so no one can say that he was lying on the campaign trail when he said that he’d work hard to “change things”.  No one knew, however, that his plan for “change” included a massive overhaul of the American capitalistic economy into a socialist/fascist state!  Well, some of us knew, but no one listened.  Folks, we absolutely WILL pay the price for what we have allowed to take place in 2009.  Americans are not nearly as pissed off as they ought to be and Obama, Inc. is getting away with things that have NEVER been done in our nation’s history. 

Off the top of my head, I have created a list of Obama accomplishments that often go under the radar due to the massive “Obamagasm” that is taking place by our nation’s media.  No one is reporting objectively anymore and it’s serving as a major weakness for our country.  Obama has (and will) opened the flood gates and our nation will never be the same again.  I absolutely feel confident saying that the United States will no longer be considered a “super power” within ten years.  The U.S. dollar will no longer be used as a “world currency” and our debt will consume us into a second-tier nation that our children’s children will be forced to deal with.

Without further delay, I present to you the list of Obamagasm accomplishments (in just four months):

  • He bows to the King of Saudi Arabia, which is something that has NEVER before been done by a state leader.
  • Obama singularly and unilaterally dictates the marketing budget of Chrysler, which apparently makes him not only the president of the United States, but also the president of a major auto company.  This has NEVER EVER been done before in our nation’s history, but apparently it is Obama’s desire to accomplish a lot of “first-time-events” as evidenced by his first four months as Chairman of the United States.
  • His very first interview as president was on Al Jazeera…another first for a head of state.
  • He has increased the budget by 40% in just three months as our nation’s president; then, just one month later explains how it is “unsustainable” for America to carry as much debt as we currently are.
  • After a tax day rally held throughout the country, Obama refers to these peaceful protestors as “tea baggers”, which is a sexual inuendo…a disgusting sexual inuendo.  Nearly ONE MILLION people peacefully protested the way our government is printing and spending and taxing and they did so without even getting a parking ticket!  On the other hand, when the LEFT protests, there is usually blood in the streets, windows broken, vandalism, and anarchy.  To refer to a group of peaceful protestors as sexual perverts not only completely misses the point, but also ranks his comments as a first.  Prior to the great Obamagasm of 2009, it would have been unthinkable to degrade a large portion of American citizens as he did.
  • Obama makes fun of retarded kids on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show.   I can only imagine the reaction of the media if Bush would have said this.
  • Obama suspends the trial and prosecution of indicted terrorists who bombed the U.S.S. Cole during the Clinton administration.  There’s no explanation for this.  Apparently, King Obama was under the impression that these murderers would not be able to receive a fair trial in the U.S. so he signs an executive order to suspend and terminate the legal proceedings.  What a slap in the face of the families who lost a loved one on the USS Cole.  Wow!
  • His first “executive order” as president is to close Gitmo; never mind that he has absolutely no idea where the Islamofascists will be placed…he just signs a piece of paper that closes the prison within a year.
  • Shortly after his “executive order”, he reneges on his plans of closing Gitmo and says that there’s no where else to place the prisoners.
  • After sending billions of dollars to Chrysler and General Motors and promising that these companies were “too big to fail”, they (both companies) end up going bankrupt anyways.  There is ZERO accountability for the BILLIONS of dollars sent to these companies and (to date) no one knows what happened to said funds.  I have a pretty good feeling that those funds went directly to the the legacy costs of the precious UAW.  This mere act should be enough to cause an uprising in the streets of America!  Yet, no one in the main stream media is covering this.  NO ONE!
  • He refuses to call our current war against terrorism as “the war on terror”.  He now insists that it be called “overseas contingency operations”.  I’m not making this stuff up.
  • He forces another (massive, massive, massive) spending bill down the throats of the American people with the dire warning that if this isn’t passed then economic collapse will certainly follow.
  • The apparent emergency spending bill only ends up spending 3% of the funds in the first year.  Wait a minute…I thought it was dire for us to spend our way out of this recession (which, apparently, is worse than the depression of the 30’s)?!
  • Obama fires the CEO of Chrysler and appoints a new one (first time EVER).
  • ACORN, which could end up receiving up to $2 billion (with a “B”) in stimulus money, is conspicuously ignored when it makes complete sense to investigate the organization due to obscene fraud charges (even current members of ACORN leadership are insisting upon investigation, but to no avail).  There’s something ridiculously fishy here!
  • Obama forces AIG employees to give back their bonuses, which were contractually obligated to them (another FIRST for a head of state to step in and void a private sector contract).
  • While Obama allows for the public castigation of AIG executives and their bonus monies, he quietly allows an obscene amount of bonuses to be paid to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae executives.  It’s no secret that at the heart of the 2008 – 2009 recession is Fannie and Freddie, but there has still been NO investigation and NO ONE has been indicted on any charges whatsoever.  Hmmm.
  • In the midst of intense economic pressure on the auto industry, Obama instills CAFÉ (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards on all auto manufacturers, which adds an average of $1400 additional cost to each car made.  Yeah, that makes complete sense.
  • In the midst of a Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama intervenes and places secure debt holders (primary debt holders who were contractually guaranteed repayment from liquidation in the case of bankruptcy; it’s a common and widely accept LAW that has never been broken…until now) at the bottom of the totem pole, while placing unsecured debt holders and AUTO UNIONS at the top of the totem pole.  He even gives the UAW an equity stake in the new Chrysler (Fiat) Corporation as well as Canada and the U.S. government.  This, again, has NEVER been done before.  Bond holders were told to piss off, while UAW members were given benefits on a silver platter.  Absolutely unbelievable!
  • Obama approves the equity ownership of dozens of privately held banks across the nation, thus giving the U.S. government ownership of private equity firms.  Again, this has NEVER been done before.  The preferred shares, which the treasury bought, will soon be transferred into common shares in order to clear some debt from the books of the banks involved.  Basically, Obama just nationalized banks through a back door scheme.
  • For the first time in American history, a sitting president (Obama) allows prosecution proceedings to begin on executive order/legislative approved war tactics.  He also releases the names of individuals, which obviously jeopardizes their lives.  Later, after all the public relations damage has been done, he reneges on his grand idea and decides to withhold key information.  Question: who is on the other end of his BlackBerry (which is another FIRST for any president to have a private communications device)?
  • Obama forces states to accept stimulus funds even if their state legislatures don’t want anything to do with it.  If, by chance, an individual governor finally agrees to accept the funds, but decides to use said funds to pay down state debt then Obama will force it to be used for something else.  I guess we can forget about state sovereignty now.
  • In the midst of widespread economic slowdown, the federal government has added nearly 100,000 jobs with an average salary of over $100,000.  Seems like a wise way to spend cash.
  • Money supply has increased by 6000% since the beginning of Obama’s presidency.
  • China is no longer purchasing federal treasury bonds, which is the sole way America has been funding her social programs and addiction to pork spending.
  • Obama insists that smaller, more fuel efficient cars be built, but never acknowledges the loss of life that will certainly follow.  An estimated 50,000 additional deaths will take place (yearly) on our nation’s roads due to smaller vehicles.  This is a statistic that has been proven in years past and can be easily compared with historical statistics as U.S. cars began to get bigger and sturdier.  Apparently, life isn’t nearly as important as adhering to an unproven theory of Algoreism…err, Global Warming.
  • Joe Biden publicly discloses the location of the Vice Presidential secret bunker.
  • Nancy Pelosi publicly caught in a LARGE lie, decides to claim that the CIA lied to her and lies to the American people…even after three dozen of her left wing pals admit that she’s wrong.  Nothing is being done about this and no major media outlets are covering it responsibly.  Hell, no major media outlets are daring to challenge the radical ideas and implementations of King Obama.  They’re too busy having an Obamagasm.
  • After a lengthy campaign promise of NOT raising taxes on any American family earning more than $250k, he decides to go around that promise by increasing fees and penalties on EVERYTHING else, thus raising taxes on the lower and middle taxes.
  • In order to fund his SCHIP program, Obama instills a tax on cigarettes.  Obviously, a major tax on the lower class (and a very ironic idea to fund healthcare provisions with tobacco proceeds).
  • Nearly half of Obama’s cabinet members have significant tax problems.  Nothing is done about it.  The average American would be sent to prison or forced to pay obscene penalties. 
  • Barney Franks, Chris Dodd, Barbara Boxer, and Charlie Rangel have still NOT been investigated for their MAJOR infractions involving tax cheating, campaign fund illegalities, federal cover ups (Fannie/Freddie), etc…
  • The nation’s “elite” just spent eight years belittling president Bush about his “ignorance”, but nothing is said about Obama’s inability to speak publicly without the aide of his teleprompter.  He’s a bumbling douchebag when he doesn’t have his teleprompter.  Just look at the tape!  It’s obvious!
  • After eight years of bashing president Bush, the left wingers are now insisting upon the nation “coming together” and to quit engulfing themselves in petty name calling.  Wow.  If there were ever a definition of hypocrisy…right?
  • Obama wastes a quarter of a million dollars and scares millions of New Yorkers by allowing Air Force One to fly at low levels across the New York skyline…FOR A PHOTO OP!!!  Unbelievable!
  • Obama mentions in a speech that it is unsustainable for America to continue carrying as much debt as we currently are (thanks to Obama), but also says (in the same breath) that we need to overhaul our healthcare into a universal structure.  Yeah…and that’s going to be a pretty cheap piece of legislature, too.  Unbelievable.
  • The list of companies that have been bailed out continues to increase at an alarming rate.  Some of these companies apparently have NO choice in the matter of accepting bail out funds.
  • After railing on President Bush about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama signs a spending bill to continue the war efforts for another year (he signed this extension in May 2009).  Wow!
  • Obama’s Attorney General called the American people a bunch of cowards during a press conference.  The issue was regarding racism.  Right…after we elect a semi-black man to be president we now have a black A.G. calling all of us racist cowards.  Nice.
  • During a time of great ecological upheaval and riotous rhetoric concerning the validity of the science of said issue, Obama ushers in the idea of “cap and trade” carbon tax.  This isn’t as bad as some people may indicate because at least (finally) Obama is issuing in something that will function as a market (although there will be a tremendous amount of government involvement, which defeats the purpose, but what do you expect from a socialist/fascist administration?).  The black-eye of this entire situation is the fact that GE (General Electric) is the lobbying interest behind this cap and trade idea.  Jeffery Immelt (the CEO of General Electric, which is the parent company of several news media outlets…a HUGE conflict of interest to be involved with legislation and to control media coverage of said legislation…no wonder Americans aren’t nearly as pissed off as they ought to be) has been in Obama’s ear for the past five months pleading his case for cap and trade legislation because GE stands to make BILLIONS and BILLIONS of dollars through this legislative nightmare.  If this were Haliburton then people would be kicking and screaming louder than an audience during a Sean Penn movie!  Where are the corporate vigilantes?  Where are the masses of left wing protestors who just spent eight years pissing and moaning about a conspiracy between the Bush administration and “Big Oil”?  Again, this is the pinnacle of hypocrisy.
  • Obama allows his Secretary of Homeland Defense to classify returning war veterans as “high probable domestic terrorists”.  This is beyond ridiculous!  Obama also allows his “whiz girl” Sec. of Homeland Defense to classify individuals as “potential domestic terrorists” if they portray the Gadsden Flag on their private property (for those who don’t know what the Gadsden Flag is, it’s the yellow flag with a coiled rattle snake set above an historical quote “Don’t Tread On Me”, which dates back to the Revolutionary War).  Sheesh.
  • Barney Franks is literally sleeping with the guy who manages/runs/operates (the CEO) Fannie Mae during the time where Fannie Mae was growing out of control with Mortgage Backed Securities and issuing “give away” loans to individuals classified as “high risk” (all done out of the idea of political correctness, perceived fairness, and racism).  To date, there has been NO investigation into Barney Franks or his incredible conflict of interest!  Hell, he was literally having gay sex with the CEO of the company that serves as the epicenter of our economic meltdown!
  • Obama goes on record as saying that Palestine deserves a state at the expense of Israel and it’s clear that the protection of Israel is very low on his priority list.
  • In May of 2009, Obama discusses the idea of limiting executive pay for ALL industries regardless if they accepted TARP or Stimulus funds.
  • After promising Americans that he will put an end to lobbyists having access to administration officials, Obama hires several lobbyists to serve in cabinet level positions.
  • Nearly $900 Billion is earmarked in the much hyped “Stimulus Bill” as pure pork, which is another thing that Obama promised Americans he would put an end to.  Isn’t it odd that we were told how dire and critical it was to pass the Obama stimulus bill, but when it was finally passed we saw that a ridiculous amount of money was being spent on legislative “pet projects” that are completely unnecessary…not to mention that only 3% of said funds would even be spent in the first fiscal year.  I thought it was critical to get this bill passed?  Keep in mind that it was physically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY of our nation’s legislators to have actually read the bill before passing it.  Absolutely unbelievable!
  • Jeffery Immelt is currently serving as Obama’s director of the Economic Recovery Team.  Tom Daschle is currently serving GE as the director of their new “Healthymagination” initiative, which is the main thrust behind cap and trade legislature.  Can you say “collusion” or “conflict of interest”?  I thought liberals were against corporations having too much control?  Obama also extended $140 billion to GE Capital, Inc.  Hmmm!

I hope everyone is able to read the details of what’s presented in this list and consider the consequences that may follow down the road.  No one is thinking beyond the next election, but the simple sad truth is that we can’t wait until the next election to rise up and challenge the ridiculousness that is going on in Washington D.C.!  You can’t say I didn’t tell you so!  In just four months, Obama has managed to do more harm to our country than any president in the history of our great country.  The constitution literally hangs by a thread and is no longer regarded as our governing document, but rather as a list of recommendations or out of date ideas. 

Folks, the time to act is NOW!  Our leadership in D.C. is completely out of control and the consequences will be felt for decades if we don’t rise up and do something about it…NOW!

Thomas Jefferson once said: “If the people fear the government then that is tyranny; if the government fears the people then that is liberty”.  In your opinion…who fears who right now?  Are we engulfed in tyranny or liberty?

Don’t Tread On Me!!!

This is an interesting anecdote of the times we currently live in.  Every day…things seem to get bleaker and darker.  Yet, we’re not nearly as pissed off as we ought to be.  Wise up, America!

Several years ago I was supervising a beginning teacher in a city school system. One day during our end-of-the-day feedback conference, the young man gave a facial grimace and began to rub his back. I asked him if he had strained his back in the school lab. After a long period of silence, he sat down at his desk and explained that he had immigrated to the United Statesbecause of political problems in his native country. The discomfort in his back was caused by a bullet wound he had received while fighting the Communists who were trying to take over his country’s government. He was then a member of the underground nationalist force.Then he asked me a surprising question: “Dr. Hedges, do you know how to catch a wild hog?” The question was completely out of context regarding the day’s classroom and lab teaching. I replied, “I’m not sure what you are talking about. Tell me.” “First,” he said, “you find out where the wild hogs are roaming and feeding and then you put some corn out in the field. Soon they will come to eat the corn. You keep putting out the free corn. More wild hogs keep coming to eat the corn.” So what?” I said. “That’s normal for any animal.”“He said. “After the hogs get used to your free corn, you put up a length of fence along one side of the feeding area. The hogs get used to it. You keep giving them the corn. Then you put up another section of fence at right angles to the first. You keep giving them the corn. The hogs get used to the second fence. Then you put up another length of fence at right angles to the second section. You now have a U-shaped fenced area. The hogs get used to that section of the fence. You keep giving them free corn. Then you put another section of fence with a gate in it, making a closed area except for the gate. You keep giving them corn. Now, the hogs no longer are out in the fields, working to find their own food. They keep coming into the area to eat the free corn. They get used to the fenced area with the open gate. Then, one day you slam shut the gate when the hogs are inside the fenced area. The wild hogs are caught – they are your prisoners.” I understood then that the wild hogs were really the people of his native country and that the free corn was the enticements that the Communists were giving to the people.“That’s correct,” the young man said. “Now, the hogs will not get anything to eat unless you give them food. You are in control. They depend on you to feed them, or they will starve. They can’t get out into the fields and forests anymore to find their own food. They have probably forgotten how, as it is. They are your servants, your prisoners. They must obey you. Or else they starve. “The hogs,” he said, “were so accustomed to having the free corn, that they ignored the building of the fences that would eventually trap them. When the gate slammed shut, it was too late for them to realize what they had been blind to. The free corn was enticing, so effortless to obtain, but eventually the cause of their loss of freedom. The fence had been built; the gate had been shut.” At this point in our conversation, the young teacher loudly exclaimed, “This is what I see happening in America today! People are being offered free corn by the government. People are being blind to the fences being built around them by the liberals – the socialists – and that is what frightens me! Just like it was happening in my homeland. The American people do not learn from history. And history shows that socialism/communism does not work. Take note ofRussia . Has socialism been the best thing that ever happened to that country? Absolutely not! But socialism is what the American people are being fed, and they don’t realize it. All they can focus on is the ‘free corn.’ They want more and more of the free corn. And this free corn is being fed to us little by little, and soon the gate will slam shut. I am very frightened, and also amazed, that the American people don’t see what is being fed us, and for what purpose.” With that said, the young man sat down at his desk and continued to rub his painful back. And I was silent in my chair. For I could visualize the supposedly “free corn” being fed to our nation’s people and our growing addiction to the “free corn”. And I could see the gate being slammed shut. We, the people of the United States of America , because of our ignorance of history, because of our addiction to the supposedly “free corn,” could soon be prisoners of liberal socialism. “Wake up, America ! The fences are being built! Don’t you see what is happening to us?” In the agenda of Congress, there is much “free corn” being promised the American people. In our greed for this “free corn,” will we ignore the incremental building of the fences and the inevitable shutting of the gate? As I ponder the building of the fences, I remember the old adage, There is always free cheese in a mousetrap.”