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Dear Mr. Obama:

I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico, and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.

We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, The President of Mexico, that I'm on my way over?

Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

1. Free medical care for my entire family.

2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.

4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to government services.

9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico, but I don't plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

14. I want to receive free food stamps.

15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.

16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican taxes, I'll receive money from the government.

17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me buy a new car.

18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.

I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico. I am sure that the President of Mexico won't mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

 

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This one's for you @Valin:

 

What can I Say? Kieth please give up your day job.

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Saw this on the Blaze which they had linked from Huffpo

 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/08/02/man-allegedly-tries-to-sneak-pet-turtle-through-airport-security-in-strangest-disguise-ever/

 

"The South China Morning Post recently reported that a man attempted to bring his pet turtle through airport security by disguising it as a hamburger from Kentucky Fried Chicken.

The man, identified as having the last name Li, was traveling to Beijing on July 29 when the individual monitoring the X-ray saw a few “odd protrusions” in the “burger” the man had packed.

When they asked to inspect the man’s luggage more closely, Li reportedly maintained: “There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger…There’s nothing special to see inside.”

“This is, of course, pretty much a guarantee that there definitely a turtle inside that hamburger, and, lo and behold, that’s exactly what security found after taking him aside for a closer inspection,” Geekosystem wrote.

According to reports, Li said he just wanted to bring the “beloved” pet with him while away, but eventually agreed to let a friend temporarily care for the creature.

Rules vary when it comes to allowing pets on planes, but Li’s attempt ultimately failed (though Red Alert Politics gave the man an “A for effort and creativity“)........"

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Check out Issa's interrogation questioning of IRS' Werfel. Werfel didn't know what hit him.

 

Start at 57:00 minute.

 

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/222562

On a Related note...

 

New Links Emerge in the IRS Scandal

Emails released this week sweep the Federal Election Commission into the conservative-targeting probe.

KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

 

Congressional investigators this week released emails suggesting that staff at the Federal Election Commission have been engaged in their own conservative targeting, with help from the IRS's infamous Lois Lerner. This means more than just an expansion of the probe to the FEC. It's a new link to the Obama team.

 

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8/1/13

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You never know what you're gonna find....

 

THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW

January 22, 2011

WSJ: The State Against Blacks

'The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do. . . . And that is to destroy the black family.'

 

JASON L. RILEY

 

Devon, Pa.

 

'Sometimes I sarcastically, perhaps cynically, say that I'm glad that I received virtually all of my education before it became fashionable for white people to like black people," writes Walter Williams in his new autobiography, "Up from the Projects." "By that I mean that I encountered back then a more honest assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Professors didn't hesitate to criticize mesometimes to the point of saying, 'That's nonsense.'"

 

Mr. Williams, an economist at George Mason University, is contrasting being black and poor in the 1940s and '50s with today's experience. It's a theme that permeates his short, bracing volume of reminiscence, and it's where we began our conversation on a recent morning at his home in suburban Philadelphia.

 

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"The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do, what Jim Crow couldn't do, what the harshest racism couldn't do," Mr. Williams says. "And that is to destroy the black family."

 

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alas the situation has not changed, if anything it has gotten worse. We are seeing the same things now happening right across American society (See Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Charles Murray). Remember Mitt Romney and the 47%? There are things a person running for elected office should not say....even if they are true....thinking.gif especially if they are true.

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You never know what you're gonna find....

 

THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW

January 22, 2011

WSJ: The State Against Blacks

'The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do. . . . And that is to destroy the black family.'

 

JASON L. RILEY

 

Devon, Pa.

 

'Sometimes I sarcastically, perhaps cynically, say that I'm glad that I received virtually all of my education before it became fashionable for white people to like black people," writes Walter Williams in his new autobiography, "Up from the Projects." "By that I mean that I encountered back then a more honest assessment of my strengths and weaknesses. Professors didn't hesitate to criticize mesometimes to the point of saying, 'That's nonsense.'"

 

Mr. Williams, an economist at George Mason University, is contrasting being black and poor in the 1940s and '50s with today's experience. It's a theme that permeates his short, bracing volume of reminiscence, and it's where we began our conversation on a recent morning at his home in suburban Philadelphia.

 

(Snip)

 

"The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn't do, what Jim Crow couldn't do, what the harshest racism couldn't do," Mr. Williams says. "And that is to destroy the black family."

 

(Snip)

 

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alas the situation has not changed, if anything it has gotten worse. We are seeing the same things now happening right across American society (See Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Charles Murray). Remember Mitt Romney and the 47%? There are things a person running for elected office should not say....even if they are true....thinking.gif especially if they are true.

 

 

@Valin

 

"I'm not reading any book by some creepy ass cracker" - Rachel Genteel Jentel

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Via The Telegraph (UK)

Egypt: Gen Abdulfattah al-Sisi says US 'turned its back'

By Raf Sanchez, Washington5:45PM BST 03 Aug 2013

 

"Gen Abdulfattah al-Sisi, the Egyptian general who deposed Mohammed Morsi, the country's democratically-elected president has accused the US of "turning your backs" on Egypt."

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@Casino57

 

(Wow, Obama is really working his magic in the Middle East. )sarcasm

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The guy has a real gift for making allies think kindly of us.

 

Rice is advising him and Power is representing us at the UN. Can't get any better than that.

 

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@Valin

 

"I'm not reading any book by some creepy ass cracker" - Rachel Genteel Jentel

 

She really gives stupid people a bad name.

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Mark Twain

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Via The Telegraph (UK)

 

Colin Powell: fresh details of Romanian MEP's emails emerge

Embarrassing new details have emerged of Colin Powell's intimate email exchanges with a Romanian MEP who claimed he was "the greatest love of my life".

by Raf Sanchez, Washington4:47PM BST 03 Aug 2013

 

 

Picture in article: unfortunately, safe for work

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There is a lesson to be learned from this (*actually a number of lessons) When you say something on the net (E-Mails) you have to think that you are standing in the middle of a town square at high noon and shouting in a loud voice. This is particularly true public people.

 

 

* Keep your pants zipped.

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The Week in Pictures: Crunch Time Edition

Steven Hayward

8/3/113

 

So, yeah, I was moving most of this week, to begin my ten months as an inmate visiting professor at the University of Colorado/Boulder, teaching in the political science department and otherwise raising hell. Boulder reminds me more than a bit of Berkeley (big surprise); here the official ideology, to paraphrase Orwells Animal Farm, seems to be two wheels good, four wheels bad. Ive even started riding my bike around!

 

I cant help feeling maybe Ive wandered into The Matrix as re-imagined by the makers of South Park. Yes, it is something of a crunchy liberal utopia, but then I notice that everyone has a lock for his bike, and there doesnt seem to be a market here for the bike-sharing kiosks that are now common throughout Washington DC. Also, the campus strongly urged everyone to register his bikea prelude to bike control? In any case, I think Ill make up a sticker: Register bikes, not guns, and watch hilarity ensue. More to be made of this observation in due course. But I will develop a new crunchometer for Power Line.

 

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Is there really someone in Boulder who isn't "environmentally aware"?

 

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I WANT ONE...NO TWO!

 

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This is not the robe you're looking for. . .

 

 

And Last but certainly not least 3 Reasons I Love America

 

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1. Hot Chicks

2. Big Guns

3. Wide Open Spaces

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Hollywood Planning Remake Of ‘Sands of Iwo Jima’ http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/08/sands-of-iwo-jima/

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — Paramount Pictures has confirmed rumors that it has begun pre-production on a remake of the John Wayne classic film, Sands of Iwo Jima. The 1949 film about U.S. Marines in World War II was nominated for four Academy Awards and is considered one of the greatest war movies of all time.

 

“We were going through our rolodex of old movies we planned to remake this year when it just jumped off the page at us,” said head writer Madhuri Vemulakonda.

 

“It’s got everything: the tough old veteran with the heart of gold, the cynical young kid who learns to take responsibility, the disgraced soldier who finds redemption, all set in the middle of this fictional war against an international terrorist group called JAPS. It’s like Battle: LA meets The Hurt Locker.”

 

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In what producers call “a sign of the changing times”, the John Wayne character will be replaced by a female Airman, who takes command of the Marine squad after they become confused and frightened by the sounds of combat. The studio is rumored to be considering either Rihanna or Miley Cyrus as Sergeant Jane Stryker.

 

The producers credit the idea to the U.S. Air Force, which is said to be heavily involved in writing the script.

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The studio has also been mum about who their choice of director is, although Vemulakonda thinks the choice is obvious.

“Sands of Iwo Jima is as American as Jerry Bruckheimer on Flag Day, so I think it’s pretty clear we need to get Oliver Stone.”

 

Vemulakonda confirmed that he’s already written a scene where one of the Marines is dating a Japanese girl in an internment camp who also has family in Hiroshima, just so Stone can talk about all the injustices committed by the United States during the conflict.

 

Sources at The Hollywood Reporter also believe Chris Tucker may have a starring role as the unit’s sassy gay black commanding officer, a casting decision Vemulakonda says is necessary to ensure historical accuracy and “lighten the film up a bit.”

 

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Hollywood Planning Remake Of Sands of Iwo Jima http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/08/sands-of-iwo-jima/

 

LOS ANGELES, CA Paramount Pictures has confirmed rumors that it has begun pre-production on a remake of the John Wayne classic film, Sands of Iwo Jima. The 1949 film about U.S. Marines in World War II was nominated for four Academy Awards and is considered one of the greatest war movies of all time.

 

Why do I have this feeling of impending doom?

 

I can see it now....Sgt. Stryker will be a cross dressing transsexual who is conflicted about the war because his gay lover significant other is a Japanese soldier fighting on Iwo Jima. In a flash back we will see them cavorting in a field of flowers, gazing deeply into each others eyes, declaring their undying love for each other, and having deeply meaningful discussions on war and the human condition. Of course one will be forced to kill the other, and then commit suicide themselves (cue the Crucifixion scene). The rest of the platoon seeing this will immediately become pacifists and become leaders in conflict resolution movement, become community organizers, and dedicate their lives to reliving human suffering.

Oh Ed Wood, where are you now that we need you!

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HUGE MAJOR BREAKING NEWS ALERT!


Sensing McConnell could be defeated, challengers try to unseat veteran Republican leader


Emboldened by the far-ranging criticism of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as he tries to lead Republicans in a Democrat-controlled Senate, candidates from both parties are challenging the Senate minority leaders 2014 reelection bid.


ohmy.png Who Knew!! And here all along I thought they weren't going to try and unseat him. Well that just shows you how much I know about politics. rolleyes.gif

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"The bottom line is were not broke, theres plenty of money, its just the government doesnt have it."

 

Keith Ellison

 

 

And here in this one small sentence we see The Left.

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"The bottom line is were not broke, theres plenty of money, its just the government doesnt have it."

 

Keith Ellison

 

 

And here in this one small sentence we see The Left.

 

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Part 4: Former KGB Colonel Victor Kalashnikov on the Snowden Affair, Russian Penetration of Western Countries, and the Secret History of the Second World War

 

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/08/exclusive-must-read-part-4-former-kgb-colonel-victor-kalashnikov-on-the-snowden-affair-russian-penetration-of-western-countries-and-the-secret-history-of-the-second-world-war/

 

In Part 3 of this series former KGB analyst Victor Kalashnikov criticized the West’s academic experts on Russia. He said that these experts have never understood that Lenin was a “practical politician who discovered new methods for power.” According to Kalashnikov there is “a tremendous chain of continuity across all the ideologies from Soviet to Russian,” from the time of Lenin to present day Russia under Vladimir Putin. This continuity helps explain the problems we face today.

 

The failure of understanding in the West is not merely academic. There is also a failure of the West’s intelligence services and politicians to understand Russia’s continued affinity with Lenin’s terrorist ideas; and this failure of understanding has profound consequences, in Kalashnikov’s view, especially illustrated by the defection to Russia of Edward Joseph Snowden, a former technical contractor for the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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I asked Kalashnikov about Snowden’s revelations that the United States is monitoring international telephone and internet traffic. He replied scornfully, “Everyone knows that all major intelligence services are monitoring phone and internet traffic. This is no secret. And making such gains out of nothing, I must confess it is a huge achievement for Moscow! Your side keeps losing, and losing. With the landing of the Bolivian plane in Austria, I must say, somebody submitted the wrong information.”

 

The implications of the Snowden affair are far from insignificant, Kalashnikov explained. “It implies that the Americans have lost their technical edge and professionalism. And now the U.S. government has to make excuses. Worse yet, almost twelve years after 9/11 there is obviously no improvement in U.S. intelligence capabilities. In the Soviet system the consequences of such bungling would involve severe punishment. Here we see deficiencies in U.S. intelligence security.”

 

As for Snowden’s judgment or status, Kalashnikov said, “The Russians are going to exploit Snowden again and again. He seems to have no understanding as to what he is doing. Russia is not a friendly country to the United States. Presently the Russian armed forces have conducted the biggest military exercises since the collapse of the Soviet Union, involving 160,000 men, and if someone thinks it’s just a show, well, they are mistaken.”

 

Kalashnikov sees the present international situation as colored by Western misunderstandings. If Snowden was confused and disoriented enough to flee to Russia, not realizing he was running into the arms of a hostile state, the United States intelligence community proved unequal to the task of stopping him.

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Perhaps the great parallel to today is in the period between the First and Second World Wars. Moscow’s machinations against the West did not stop with Stalin’s death in 1953. Neither did it stop with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. To understand World War II and the rise of the Nazis, noted Kalashnikov, “you have to understand that Germany was under Comintern-Russian control until the Nazis came to power.”

 

Moscow’s forte has been the control of countries through agent networks. Long before the Roosevelt administration was heavily penetrated by Soviet agents in the 1930s and 40s, Weimar Germany was penetrated in the 1920s. “The Weimar Republic was more or less aware of this situation,” Kalashnikov explained. “When Hitler came to power he basically gave the green light to German intelligence to solve this problem and tackle the Russian spy networks. That is why, after 1933, the relationship between Germany and the Soviet Union deteriorated, then it improved again later on [with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact].”

 

It was Moscow’s way – the Bolshevik way – to infiltrate and manipulate all important countries in a constant effort to bend their policy to fulfill Moscow’s goals. “Russian intelligence was very successful,” said Kalashnikov. “Russian penetration of Germany up until 1933 was such that they were able to block German counter-intelligence, and this was something the Nazis had to do something about.”

 

Just as Moscow controlled Weimar Germany in the 1920s and early 30s, Moscow’s networks continue to control or heavily influence many countries today.

 

This control offers the possibility of undermining the security of any targeted nation during a military crisis or war. “I can tell you one thing about Hitler,” Kalashnikov noted. “I knew people who were involved in affairs before the Second World War. In order to mobilize against the Versailles Treaty, the German military elite were in desperate need of political party like the Nazis because they assumed that the First World War was lost because of domestic betrayal and they didn’t want such a betrayal to undermine German security again.”

 

The real causes of the Second World War are not fully appreciated in the West. “Germany and Russia considered themselves the losers of the First World War,” said Kalashnikov, “and from the very beginning they came to a kind of joint understanding for a military alliance to destroy the Versailles system and to crush Poland. So the strategy of Germany and Russia shared the same objectives, and had great continuity going back. So the [Molotov-Ribbentrop] Pact of 1939 [that started World War II] was a logical outcome.”

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According to Kalashnikov the Cold War did not end in 1991. “Putin was installed into power with a special purpose in mind,” he explained. “Putin was installed to facilitate the restoration of the Russian Empire in a new shape, not necessarily as a territorial unity, but as a more profitable formation with a near abroad and much else besides.”

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The Cold War continues and few care to notice. The Soviet Imperium is put back together, piece by piece. At the same time, America disarms in the face of Russian military preparations.

 

But who understands this? Who is willing to treat this information seriously?

 

At the highest levels of the U.S. government nobody is paying attention.

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Oblunder has proved that a community organizer cannot handle foreign policy. For a pResident & sTatesman....he makes a great golf hack. He has now given Russia an opportunity in Egypt.....starting with the dumping of Mubarek.....continuing with Fast & Furious Benghazi Edition....where weapons that the CIA gave to Al Qaeda have shown up in the Sinai & have been used to kill Egyptian military.....to support of the Muslim Brotha-Hoods. He's been on the wrong side every step of the way...maybe he should ask Putin for a little more time.....since he's been elected....

 

 

Part 1 here: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/06/exclusive-part-1-former-kgb-colonel-victor-kalashnikov-on-the-dangers-of-putin-worship-russias-anti-western-alliance-with-islam-plans-to-destroy-nato-iran-syria-the-new-kgb-and-cooperation-wi/

Part 2 here: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/06/exclusive-part-2-former-kgb-colonel-victor-kalashnikov-on-the-dangers-of-putin-worship-russias-anti-western-alliance-with-islam-israel-syria-iran-and-the-kremlins-grand-strateg/

Part 3 here: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/07/absolutely-must-read-part-3-former-kgb-colonel-victor-kalashnikov-on-the-dangers-of-putin-worship-russias-anti-western-alliance-with-islam-and-the-kremlins-grand-strategy/

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"The bottom line is were not broke, theres plenty of money, its just the government doesnt have it."

 

Keith Ellison

 

 

And here in this one small sentence we see The Left.

Did you work on his campaign?wink.pngtongue.png

 

Yeah....Riiiight.

 

 

Don't get me started on this subject

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