CIA Deputy Director Involved In Benghazi Cover Up Resigns

Michael Morell, the CIA Deputy Director involved in the Benghazi cover up, resigned Wednesday.

Deputy Director Michael Morell participated in rewriting the talking points which are at the core of Obama’s Benghazi cover up. Morell later defended the CIA’s performance over the terrorist attack on the US diplomatic post that claimed four American lives. In defending the CIA Morell was directly contradicting the Obama Administration’s position making the CIA the scapegoat for the Benghazi cover up.

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Voter ID Law Upheld By Pennsylvania District Court Judge

Pennsylvania District Judge Robert Simpson yesterday denied a motion for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the left which seeks to block Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law from taking effect. The ruling is good news for those who support voting rights, for those who applaud sanity in government, and for those who are grateful when honest judges issue rulings consistent with the US Constitution, and not legislating from the bench.

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Is Herman Cain a Contender?

Is Herman Cain a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination? It’s a question no one in the pundit world was asking until the past week.

Cain has never held public office. When he ran for the Senate in Georgia in 2004, he lost the primary by a 52 percent to 26 percent margin. He has zero experience in foreign or defense policy, where presidents have the most leeway to set policy. When questioned about the Middle East earlier this year, he clearly had no idea what the “right of return” is. His solid performance in the Fox News/Google debate Sept. 22 didn’t get pundits to take his chances seriously. Continue reading

More Justice Done In Wisconsin

(Madison, Wisconsin) A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race. Democrats succeeded in taking two Wisconsin state Senate seats away from Republican incumbents in the recent special Recall elections, but fell short of what they needed to seize majority control of the state senate.

Republicans saw it as a big win for Governor Scott Walker and a confirmation of his conservative agenda, the hallmark of which was a measure that pared collective bargaining from public employees. The measure proved to be highly polarizing, as labor unions from around the country lined up to battle Governor Walker. Continue reading

New Article! Union Boss Threatens Obama

Union boss Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO already feels like he bought this President, along with most of the Democrats in the House and Senate. He is also keenly aware that Barack Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party expect him, and his union brethren to spend upwards of $500 million to get Obama re-elected. Continue reading

Justice Done In Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Hands Beat Down To Unions

The battle which began in January when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker took office and started working to fix the state’s budget crisis by reining in the collective bargaining powers of the state’s public employee unions was finally concluded Tuesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a ruling which gives Governor Walker a huge victory and unions across the nation a sound thrashing.

Wisconsin has for months taken center stage in the much larger battle over union concessions and collective bargaining rights as states all across the country face budget shortfalls. Continue reading

Union Boss Trumka Issues Threat. Demands That Democratic Elected Officials Support Unions Or Else

If I was in the process of ramping up to spend more than $500 million of money that I stole fair and square to reelect Barack Obama, I suppose I would be rather demanding.  In fact, I’d probably feel just like Richard Trumka who, I’m sure, feels he bought this President, along with most of the Democrats in the House and Senate, so they had better by God support the unions who put them in office. Continue reading

Obama Administration Moves To Overturn Constitutional Amendments

The Obama administration is on the offensive again in their zeal to protect labor unions, showering them with corrupt deals and political favoritism. The National Labor Relations Board, an agency of the Obama administration, is expanding its authority well beyond that which is its legal charter by bringing lawsuits seeking to overturn constitutional amendments in at least two states.

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Obama Admin Loaned $2 Billion To Brazilian Company For Offshore Oil Wells But Halted US Drilling In Gulf

Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana is questioning how the United States has benefited from a $2-billion loan the United States made to a Brazilian oil company for its offshore drilling operations.

Senator Vitter is entirely right in questioning a loan which carries with it such utter hypocrisy.

How has that loan helped US companies, the senator asked in a March 17, 2011 letter to Fred Hochberg, president of the Export-Import Bank.

“I am sure you can understand the frustration Louisianans have with a $2 billion loan to produce energy offshore Brazil,” Vitter wrote to Hochberg – especially given the “ongoing de facto moratorium” on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Obama administration has approved only three permits for drilling new deep water wells in the Gulf of Mexico since it lifted its moratorium on issuing permits last October– seven months after the BP rig explosion and oil spill.

“I would appreciate a full accounting for the return on investment the American taxpayer has received, and is anticipated to receive, on the $2 billion loan to this Brazilian petroleum company,” Vitter wrote to Hochberg. “I want to understand why permitting domestically is nearly stalled, and if there is at least a return on this investment over the last year and a half for supporting production offshore Brazil.”

When Vitter first inquired about the loan to Petrobras (the Brazilian national oil company) two years ago, the Export-Import Bank responded to Vitter’s staff by telephone, explaining that the US would benefit from the loan through the increased export of US drilling products and services.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency of the United States, helps finance the export of US goods and services to international markets.

Specifically, Vitter now wants to know:

  • The name of all US companies that have increased exports based on this loan.
  • The specific product exports that have increased based on this loan.
  • The return on investment for this loan during the next 5 and 10-year windows.
  • The name of all US and foreign investors, including institutional investors, that increased their share holdings in Petrobras in excess of $50 million within a 6 month period before and after the loan.

“Given that U.S. offshore oil and gas reserves are estimated at nearly triple the 40 billion barrels estimated offshore Brazil, a thorough response from you would be helpful in understanding why permitting domestically is nearly stalled, and if there is at least a return on investment for supporting production offshore Brazil,” Vitter wrote.

intelligent-us-politics-petrobras-logoObama was in Brazil last weekend.  Monday, he arrived in Chile, From there he’ll stop in El Salvador. The White House says the South American trip is intended to seek out “job creating opportunities.”

Export-Import Bank President Hochberg is among the delegation accompanying Barack Obama on his South American trip.

Teacher’s Union President Fails To Defend Union Tactics Including Phony Sick-Out

I have followed the ongoing battle of the labor unions vs. Governor Scott Walker and the people of Wisconsin closely.  I have researched it quite thoroughly, even traveling to Madison Wisconsin with my son to observe the street protests, speak with the people and interview protesters.  This fight – and the ongoing stories which surround it – aren’t going away anytime soon.

This battle will continue to spread to other states and other unions as courageous Republican governors elected in the most overwhelming mid term election mandate since 1938 Continue reading