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Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama is a Socialist. On the radio, Barack Obama states his preference for redistribution.


Hat Tip: Doug

"Constitution is a charter of negative liberties"... wants to break free of "negative" constraints of the founding fathers...the state must do things on your behalf because "we suffer from not having redistributive change" - Barack Obama

Listen to the man's words before he was running for President. In this 2001 radio interview, while Barack Obama was a state senator, Obama states that through legislation and Court decisions, minorities have acquired the right to vote, to eat where they choose, but fell short in "economic justice." Then Obama laments that the legislation and the Court stopped short of "redistribution of wealth.“ Obama gives us an insight in to what a community organizer does and how community organization is necessary to redistribute your wealth.

He states political and economic justice cannot be helped by the US Constitution because the US "Constitution is a charter of negative liberties."

He states that we still suffer from not having redistributive change.

Obama is a socialist. He claims the courts and legistlative branch cannot do enough to make redistribution happen. Now a President is something else again is it not. Now there is a community organizer.

If you are white and own property and you believe that you owe some of your property to blacks because they do not have their fair share, then by all means vote for Barack Obama or against John McCain. He will redistribute your wealth.

Let us see just how many ignorant and how many stupid Americans fall for this dangerous charlatan.

If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to vest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples. So that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be okay.

But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society.

And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you, it says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change and in some ways we still suffer from that. - Barack Obama in 2001




175 comments:

  1. Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are not associates of Barack Obama. They are Barack Obama.

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  2. PASTOR WRIGHT'S CHURCH OF THE INSTANTLY DARKENING SKIN

    Challenger of churchmen full of spunk

    Voice Ink Meet Rev. Lainie Dowell

    Years ago, I had written, also, to Rev. Jeremiah Wright and spoke out about the many problems with the Black Baptist denomination during the same period that Barack Obama is now known to have sat in his congregation (Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his father are Baptist Clerics).

    Obama did not speak out against the Black Liberation Theology era.
    In fact, I now know that he, in fact, pushed it
    via (retrieved copy of paper Obama wrote during that time with his Saul Alinsky doctrine. Yet, during all that time (1980s- ), I had never heard Obama's name mentioned among any ministers on the local or national scene or by any politicos until he appeared at the DNC in 2004, to give a speech. I wonder why he has not produced anything about his mysterious past and why he persists in labeling anyone who speaks about it as being people trying to smear him.

    The links cited above include various other aspects about my experiences in fighting against the Black Liberation Theology being preached where I served as Associate Minister and advocated nationally for affirmation of Black women clergy during the 1980s, at a time when that was not a widely accepted practice in the Black Baptist churches. And, my advocacy has long extended to all Christian Clergywomen, Clergymen, and laity (male and female).

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  3. Joanne said...
    (at Gateway, I think)

    Raila Odinga Pledges to Distribute the Country's Wealth

    Several minutes into the video at this site, this is what is said of Raila Odinga of the Socialist Orange Democratic Movement - Obama's cousin:

    "The flamboyant politican became popular with Kenya's poor by pledging to distribute the country's wealth more evenly."

    If that doesn't sound like deja vu and the apple, Obama, doesn't fall too far from the tree of his relatives, I don't know what does.

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  4. Obama’s African Hubris
    (No Quarter Blog is currently down.)

    Former Clinton aides currently working for Obama were the “mutual acquaintances” who directed Dick Morris to Kenya to advise the Odinga campaign in November of 2007, shortly after Odinga visited with Obama in America. Morris was an extremely divisive factor in the Kenyan elections, as a foreigner, a white man, and the creator of an antagonistic “have vs. have nots” campaign platform for Odinga’s ODM. He also suggested the current campaign of civil disobedience to protest the election result, including a “Million Person March”, a la Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
    When things got out of hand following the election, Obama called Odinga repeatedly, but Mwai Kibaki, the leader of the Government would not return his calls as he perceives Obama to be biased toward his Luo relative Odinga in the conflict. Obama is featured prominently in ODM campaign posters, slogans, and songs in Kenya, and the plaintive phrase “A Luo will become President in America before a Luo will become President in Kenya” is often heard.

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  5. Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Rev. Wright’s anti-Americanism

    African Village
    In the winter of 1996, the Coalition for Improved Education in [Chicago’s] South Shore (CIESS) announced that it had received a $200,000 grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. That made CIESS an “external partner,” i.e. a community organization linked to a network of schools within the Chicago public system. This network, named the “South Shore African Village Collaborative” was thoroughly “Afrocentric” in orientation. CIESS’s job was to use a combination of teacher-training, curriculum advice, and community involvement to improve academic performance in the schools it worked with. CIESS would continue to receive large Annenberg grants throughout the 1990s.

    The South Shore African Village Collaborative (SSAVC) was very much a part of the Afrocentric “rites of passage movement,” a fringe education crusade of the 1990s. SSAVC schools featured “African-Centered” curricula built around “rites of passage” ceremonies inspired by the puberty rites found in many African societies. In and of themselves, these ceremonies were harmless. Yet the philosophy that accompanied them was not. On the contrary, it was a carbon-copy of Jeremiah Wright’s worldview.

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  6. Deuce,
    I copied your post, added a few words and then emailed it to everyone in my address list. Everyone should do the same. It's not too late.

    Obama is a dyed-in-the wool socialist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

    Listen to the man's words before he was running for President. In this 2001 radio interview, while Barack Obama was a state senator, Obama states that through legislation and Court decisions, minorities have acquired the right to vote, to eat where they choose, but fell short in "economic justice." Then Obama laments that the legislation and the Court stopped short of "redistribution of wealth.“ Obama gives us an insight in to what a community organizer does and how community organization is necessary to redistribute your wealth.

    He states political and economic justice cannot be helped by the US Constitution because the US "Constitution is a charter of negative liberties."
    He states that we still suffer from not having redistributive change.

    Obama is a socialist. Today he reassures America that he will raise taxes only on those making $250,000 and above. If you make more than $250k per year, “Thank You very much, I’ll just take a little more.” And if you think, ”I don’t make that much, I don’t care,” how do you know that tomorrow he isn’t coming after your pay check? His grandiose spending plans will inevitably cost the middle class and for most of you reading this, that means YOU.

    Remember these three words.
    Reed - Pelosi - Obama.

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  7. That Minister is one of your Cherokee Sisters Rufus!
    Black/Cherokee Beauty contest winner too!

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  8. Whit,
    At the public radio site the audio is about 10 minutes long.
    Lots of boring academia-speech, but worth a listen.

    Chicago Public Radio Blog » Barack Obama wearing his professorial hat News and Notes from WBEZ

    He wasn't just wearing his professorial hat! - His professorial voice is quite precious when compared to that employed by his street smart persona!
    You can almost see him holding his Teacup with his pinky extended.
    ...course it's only half pink.

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  9. Judicial, Legislative, or Administrative?

    ...his concerns in his 2001 radio ruminations.

    He's on the threshold of having all three handed to him.

    With re-education programs to be dusted off for the recalcitrants. Don't think for a minute it's too outrageous to happen here. There'll be 'Personal Improvement Plans' for those lucky enough to have jobs, but who fall prey to the advocacy mavens who lurk in every hall, waiting for an opportunity to shriek "Hostile Work Environment!"

    I saw them laying their groundwork in the bureaucracy of the 90's when the very language of technical documentation and analysis was distorted to serve certain agendas.

    Some interesting times acomin'.

    How many times during Clinton's years I said, "You couldn't write and sell this stuff, nobody'd believe it."

    We're about to not only witness, but endure something far more unbelievable if he's elected. And the aftermath if he's beaten will be something to behold, too.

    Interesting times.

    Good idea, Whit.

    Thanks, Doug.

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  10. Barack thinks the Constitution is a remarkable document which reflects the 'fundamental flaws in this country which continue to this day.'

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  11. AZ is solid McCain country, how about PA and FL or HI?

    Yeah, that's what I thought.
    Looks like you all lost on your own turf.

    It is Lester Crown, amigos, Ayers and Wright, even Obama, merely the "ltiile people" in the play.

    Focus.

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  12. Until the fundemental truth is percieved, you're tilting against windmills, the objective obscured.

    Lester Crown, for forty years, has been the foe, he and his ilk.
    Obamasan merely the latest manifestation of that network.

    From Rockefeller to Crown.
    The Forbes Four-Hundred

    Betcha Lester's wealth is not on the redistribution list. Any of you got an Amero or two to risk, on that side bet?

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  13. The Constitution has been raped, pillaged and ignored, in the post WWII power grab, by the Federals.

    The debate starts and stops with the 10th Amendment.

    Colorado and New Mexico, two GOP Senate seats lost, while Wright and Ayers fill the room with methane, the Udall boys have been kickin' Republican ass in the Southwest, outside AZ.

    New Hampshire, the State that started Maverick on his road to 4Nov08, has the Democrat there, Shaheen, +13.

    With nary a black in sight.
    In any of those three States.

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  14. And the President, in time of War, has all those "Extra Ordinary" powers.
    Foreign and Domestic.

    Which many here appaulded.

    But the power was always the issue
    Not the personality.

    As John Adams said, the United States is
    "a nation of laws, not men."

    He'll be proven right,
    hoisted by the Law, we'll be.

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  15. The debate starts and stops with the 10th Amendment.

    In a perfect world. Look only to distortions of the commerce clause to see we're in a less-than-perfect place.

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    OT, but not that far. Reading up on old what's his name, the patron of Maverick's father-in-law, I can't help getting the plot from "The Gauntlet" mixed into the narrative. Do you remember that flick, rat?

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  16. old what's his name = Kemper Marley

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  17. You betch, lineman.

    A fine film it was, too.

    The film that really catches the essence of the AZ I came of age in,
    "Electra Glide in Blue"
    Bobby Blake as motorcycle cop.

    Filmed it in Cave Creek, I knew all the location shoots. The bar scene from "Harold's Corral" which we cleaned up before they shot the scenes. Hard to believe, seein' how funky the place still looked on film, but true.

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  18. Kemper was the man.

    My mother had some surgery, a while back, the ICU recovery room was in the Marley Wing.

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  19. The Marley boys are still ropin', at Tatum & Bell, in Phoenix.
    In an enclosed covered arena.
    They still keep a few steers on the piece, or the property taxes, they'd be killer.

    When Raul Castro was President of the Arizona State Horsemens Assoc., before he was Governor of AZ, Kemper was the treasurer of the group. They had the finest magazine imaginable, for a club of cowboys with a thousand or so members.

    Kemper ties into the early days of Vegas, when he had the Valley National Bank loan money to "Bugsy" Segal.

    Valley National Bank becomes BankOne, which becomes JPMorgan Chase.

    JPMorgan Chase, Lester Crown's bank, through a similar route.

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  20. Wouldn't have a clue.

    LA, I'd assume.

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  21. Acquittal

    On March 16, 2005, Blake was found not guilty of the murder of Bonnie Lee Bakley, and of one of the two counts of soliciting a former stuntman to murder her. The other count of solicitation was dropped after it was revealed that the jury was deadlocked 11-1 in favor of an acquittal. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, commenting on this ruling, called Blake a "miserable human being" and the jurors "incredibly stupid." Blake's defense team, led by attorney M. Gerald Schwartzbach, and members of the jury responded that the prosecution had failed to prove its case.[7] Trial analysts also agreed with the jury's verdict.

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  22. The Long Run - As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled Faculty - Series - NYTimes.com

    ALL of Obama's Tests from 1996 to 2003 are available for download (pdf) at the above link.
    Also two answer memos.

    excerpts...
    Brave New Final Exam:

    Constitutional Law III - Fall 2001 - Final Examination

    Part One (One and one-half hours)
    On January 11, 2002, a renewed wave of terrorist attacks begins in major cities across the country. Specifically, a deadly airborne (but non-contagious) chemical toxin called rioxin is released into the ventilation systems of high-rises and shopping malls throughout the east and west coasts...
    ---
    Second, it appears that not all populations are similarly vulnerable to the rioxin spore. For reasons that scientists cannot yet fully explain, blacks are 15 percent (1.15 times) more likely to die from similar levels of rioxin exposure than are whites. Latinos also seem to have a somewhat higher mortality rate than whites, although given the variation in racial make-up within the latino population, the evidence with respect to their enhanced vulnerability is less conclusive.

    There is very preliminary and hotly debated evidence that slight genetic variations between blacks and whites may account for the different mortality rates between blacks and whites exposed to rioxin.

    Other experts attribute the difference solely to the preexisting disparities in the health of blacks and whites, disparities that themselves are largely attributable to such socio-economic, environmental and behavioral factors as higher rates of poverty, smoking, obesity and hypertension among black populations. Differences in mortality rates exist between men and women as well. It appears that women are 18 percent (1.18 times) more likely to die from similar levels of rioxin...

    ---

    Part Two (One hour)

    After five years of marriage, Maria, a corporate attorney, and Arnold, an international financier, have decided it’s time to conceive their first child. It is not an easy decision for them.
    Both have high-octane careers that take them traveling throughout the world, and both passionately engage in (and excel at) a variety of athletic, intellectual and artistic pursuits: Maria is a former Olympic skier and an accomplished pianist, while Arnold is a world-class triathelete and chess master.

    In light of the sacrifices involved in rearing a child, both Maria and Arnold agree that they should optimize their outcomes with the aid of technology.

    There is only one snag: it appears that Congress, led by former televangelist and current U.S. Senator James Fullsome, has just passed a law, titled the Prevention of Genetic Abuse Act (PGAA), which prohibits all genetic engineering and screening of embryos in the United States -- including engineering and screening for purposes of sexselection and the detection of potential genetic defects in the embryo.

    The text of the PGAA asserts three primary concerns as justification for the statute. First, although the genetic procedures that have been banned in the United States are now common-place in Europe, and the resulting genetically-engineered and/or screened babies appear perfectly healthy, the technology involved is far too new for scientists to draw meaningful conclusions with respect to the long-term health implications for the resulting babies...

    ...Maria and Arnold are incensed by the PGAA. Although they can afford to fly to Europe to take advantage of Biogenic’s facilities there, it will involved(sic) significant disruption of their already tight schedules. Moreover, Maria and Arnold are fierce libertarians, and see no reason why the government should be intruding on such highly personal decisions.

    They therefore approach the national executive director of the ACLU, and indicate that they are willing to finance a test case (their own) challenging the constitutionality of the PGAA if the ACLU is willing to take the case. The executive director tells Maria and Arnold that she will consider it, and asks you, her trusted staff attorney, to prepare a brief memo examining the possible constitutional claims available to Maria and Arnold under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment (again, remember that through the process of “reverse incorporation,” the constitutional requirements of qua1(sic) protection and substantive due process embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment apply to the federal government by way of the Fifth Amendment).
    In preparing your analysis, make sure to examine both the strengths and weaknesses of any possible claims. Moreover, please provide your boss a strategic analysis of how a ruling in this area might affect the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to such existing constitutional rights like abortion.

    ---
    1996 Test Answer Memo from Prof Obama:

    Question I
    - The Preserving Family Values Act There are a number of possible claims available to Helen under both the Equal Protection Clause and the “substantive” prong of the Due Process Clause. In organizing a response to the question, it’s useful to examine each component of PFVA in turn. The prohibition against providing infertility services to unmarried persons. The first two clauses of PFVA bar both private and public doctors and hospitals/clinics from providing infertility services to unmarried persons. As most of you recognized, the question at the outset is what degree of scrutiny a court should apply in evaluating the classification between married and unmarried persons.

    With respect to a possible Equal Protection claim, the courts have never recognized unmarried persons as a “suspect class” (nor, possibly, should they, according to many of you, at least not if we accept the Carolene Products/Professor Ely/processual(sic) view of the Equal Protection clause as “protecting discrete and insular minorities”). As a consequence, strict scrutiny of the unmarried/married classification under the Equal Protection clause will arise only if we can establish that the PFVA’s prohibition against providing in vitro fertilization implicates one of the rights that the Supreme Court has deemed “fundamental.”

    ...the State of Wazoo might argue that unlike the Colorado amendment, the PFVA does not sanction discrimination against gays solely because of their status, nor does it discriminate (or potentially discriminate) against them across the board (e.g. in their possibility of obtaining employment, housing, receipt of government services, etc.).

    Rather, the State of Wazoo might argue, the PFVA is narrowly directed at a particular form of conduct: namely, the rearing of children by homosexual couples, a form of conduct that the majority of Wazoozians find morally objectionable, in precisely 5 the same way that the majority of Georgians in Bowers found homosexual sodomy to be objectionable.

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  23. After acquittal on the murder charges, Blake was found guilty in a wrongful death civil case and $30 million judgment rendered against him, reduced to $15 million on appeal. He filed bankruptcy.

    [all from wiki]

    He'll survive, my guess.

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  24. This story has legs, almost every conservative blog is running with it.

    Ready on the left, ready on the right, ready on the firing line. Commence fire.

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  25. There are over 100,000 additional views on this clip since I posted this at 3:40 AM. I hope Rush runs with this.

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  26. Yes, he is a socialist, and a supporter of Black Liberation Theology: http://obamabegone.blogspot.com/2008/10/subject-everyone-seems-to-fear.html

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  27. Journalist Admits Bias

    Michael Malone, a columnist at ABC News, writes:
    The traditional media are playing a very, very dangerous game — with their readers, with the Constitution and with their own fates.

    The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling. And over the last few months I’ve found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

    But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I’ve begun — for the first time in my adult life — to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living. A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was “a writer,” because I couldn’t bring myself to admit to a stranger that I’m a journalist.

    It gets better:

    Republicans are justifiably foaming at the mouth over the sheer one-sidedness of the press coverage of the two candidates and their running mates. . . . . If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as president of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography.
    . . . .
    Why, for example to quote the lawyer for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., haven’t we seen an interview with Sen. Obama’s grad school drug dealer — when we know all about Mrs. McCain’s addiction? Are Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko that hard to interview? All those phony voter registrations that hard to scrutinize? And why are Sen. Biden’s endless gaffes almost always covered up, or rationalized, by the traditional media?

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  28. The story has not broke on RCP, so it is not even near the mainstream of conservative writing, yet.

    Obama believes in the principles of progressive taxation.

    Both Joe the Plumber's boss and Cindy McCain both pay about 32% of their income in Federal taxes, of one sort or another.

    He made $300,000 and she made $6.6 million.

    That is not progressive taxation.

    Is progressive taxation going to be the ground on which the last 2008 election battle is fought and lost?

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  29. JPMorgan Chase, GE, Westinghouse, Mickey Mouse, General Dynamic, Tribune & Gannett newspapers.

    They back Obama.

    Why ask why?

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  30. Who said they will sell us the rope for which we will hang them?

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  31. I got the story from National Review, 'Rat.

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  32. Who would you vote for if you voted in Georgia, Rat, Chambliss, Martin, or Buckley?

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  33. I guess the link on DRUDGE won't get the hits the RCP would?

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  34. He'd write in Michelle Obama!

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  35. He wants to redistribute power, as much wealth, from my reading of the transcript, at NRO.

    This may not be the torpedo many seem to think it is, but ...

    It is better than Ayers and Wright.

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  36. It was not on Drudge when I picked it up from doug on the previous thread.

    And I will note. I have taken shots for focusing on the racial aspect of this. This is all about race. It is all about entitlement, black resentment. how the blacks used the courts and it is a zero sum game for the white working and middle class. It is that way because blacks, like Obama and Oprah want it that way.

    I am not supposed to notice?

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  37. Look at the video link that I added to the bottom of this post and tell me once again this is not about race.

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  38. Do not know anyone, in Georgia, bob.

    Most likely the Republican, if it was close. Unless there was some fatal flaw in the fellow.

    Not amongst the general population, doug. The story has to grow, blog style, which takes to long.

    Against the powers that be.

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  39. No, duece, that is exactly what you are supposed to notice.

    But is not what this is about.

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  40. Buckley may have a lot to do with a filibuster proof Senate.

    There's quite a difference between some progressive taxation, and trashing the constitution, which is what his words basically advocate.

    I'd hope the military would be filled with conservative types. Franco saved Spain from people really not much different than the Wrights and Ayers of the world.

    This gay guy Korel was having an orgasim on air last night. He really did say something along the line of cleansing the country of Mormons. There had been some incident there with a couple Mormons, I suppose protesting the coming vote on not enforcing the prostitution laws, which really would make children vulnerable. To guys like Bernie Ward. Korel's inner brute was coming out.

    I recall Wright saying he said what he said, as a 'pastor' and Obama would be saying what he had to say to get elected, as a politician.

    Seems a good description to me.

    And the linguists have made a decent case that Ayers wrote much of Obama's books.

    Ayers + Wright = Obama

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  41. Ayers + Wright + Obama = Lester Crown

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  43. Ayers + Wright + Obama = Lester Crown

    Fine, let's be against them all. Add in Farakhan. They're all out of their damned minds.

    I'm trying bed again.

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  44. "And that hasn’t shifted, and one of the, I think, the tragedies of the civil-rights movement was because the civil-rights movement became so court-focused, uh, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.

    And in some ways we still suffer from that."

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  45. "redistributive change"

    That is about power, more than wealth.

    Learn it, Live it, Love it

    or Leave it.

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  46. They are not out of their minds, bob.

    Not for an instant.

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  47. the number of views is over 200,000.

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  48. I'd hope the military would be filled with conservative types. Franco saved Spain from people really not much different than the Wrights and Ayers of the world.

    - bob

    Weeping Jesus. You cannot make shit like this up.

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  49. outa my league:
    DOW Futures are down 300 pts. @ 3AM Central.
    I think a rousing mid-day speech by McCain (broadcast by Fox News) helped the floundering DOW on Friday, although the index had been limit down in the pre-market Futures trading.

    I doubt it. Investors know McCain is a complete nimrod on economic matters. On top of that, the market has pretty well decided (weeks ago) that Obama is the winner.

    Therefore, an economic policy speech by McCain, at this stage, is as likely to move the market one way or the other as a speech by Pastor Huckleberry, the mayor of Detroit, or the President of Guinea-Bisseau.

    ***********************
    Charles:
    the laffer curves suggests that if you lower taxes you increase government revenues to a point by increasing the tax base. So far every tax cut has resulted in an increase in the total revenues collected. we have not come to the point of dimishing returns for cutting taxes.

    Unfortunately, Charles, we have had enough time to see “supply side” in action and find out that for every dollar we borrow from China to compensate for lost revenue to give a dollar to a wealthy person, we get about 28-35 cents in operating revenues. Depending on the economy, of course.

    There is a reason George Bush has exceeded the debt accumulated by all past Presidents put together. That is that the Laffer Curve doesn’t work if you spend more, and only works when you grow revenue enough to pay off the China money and interest, eventually. It fails totally where gains in operating revenue are not permanent growth from investment - but only temp GNP growth from money simply spent away, and always dependent on the next IOU written to China (or Jpan, Saudi Arabia) to get the new cash infusion needed to prop up consumption and tax base.

    This is like if I ran a company and decided I wanted to get a 2 million in operating revenue increase, I would take out a 10 million loan. So I could double bonuses to my richest execs and lawyers and put an extra 50 in quality and materials into a product I would sell for the same price, and from motivated wealthy people riding the worker bees hard and higher sales of the gussed-up product - I get my 2 million.

    But if I don’t borrow another 10 million next year, all my gain in operating revenue goes away. So I borrow more, and are now in debt 18 million plus interest for 2 million in operating revenue. And the year after that, 29 million in debt and the 2 million in operating revenue doesn’t even cover the interest..
    And so I would ride the private enterprise version of the Laffer Curve and Reagan Voodoo economics right into the La Brea Tar Pits.

    Pretty much what the idiot Bush and his advisors did to us. (Except we can still borrow from the Saudis to pay off Chinese interest..and it wasn’t all bad…Dubya made a nice number of very rich people richer and happier and got a pile of donations from them.)

    works if you don’t spend

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  50. C-4 seriously, you can tell us, are you Pat Buchanan?

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  51. This is classic Buchanan:

    "...Therefore, an economic policy speech by McCain, at this stage, is as likely to move the market one way or the other as a speech by Pastor Huckleberry, the mayor of Detroit, or the President of Guinea-Bisseau."

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  52. Becareful of what you wish for...

    "economic justice" and "wealth distribution" is just what they may get...

    just look at Mugabe for the future.

    Zimbabwe is a just and great picture for what happens when marxists take over...

    Let Louis Farakhan, Al Sharpton & Jessie Jackson take over GM & other major companies....

    Just dont come knocking on my doors when your people starve to death...

    Maybe we need to "redistribute" the wealth, like the Israelis did in Gaza...

    Give them a billions of dollars and companies, now they starve....


    darwin, natural selection...


    and since Ayers and Obama dont think 15 year olds with weapons are adults, withdraw the police forces from any and all acorn controlled areas after all why should we OCCUPY them?

    Just as in Iraq, we are unwelcome OCCUPIERS, let's LEAVE all OCCUPIED zones of the USA, build a WALL... and as anti-war folks say....


    let them shoot it out....

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  53. The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama’s Khalidi Bash Tape
    - Andrew C. McCarthy
    Gateway Pundit reports that the LA Times has the videotape but is suppressing it.
    Back in April, the Times published a gentle story about the fete. Reporter Peter Wallsten avoided, for example, any mention of the inconvenient fact that the revelers included Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers’s wife and fellow Weatherman terrorist. These self-professed revolutionary Leftists are friendly with both Obama and Khalidi — indeed, researcher Stanley Kurtz has noted that Ayers and Khalidi were “best friends.” (And — small world! — it turns out that the Obamas are extremely close to the Khalidis, who have reportedly babysat the Obama children.)

    Nor did the Times report the party was thrown by AAAN. Wallsten does tell us that the AAAN received grants from the Leftist Woods Fund when Obama was on its board — but, besides understating the amount (it was $75,000, not $40,000), the Times mentions neither that Ayers was also on the Woods board at the time nor that AAAN is rabidly anti-Israel. (Though the organization regards Israel as illegitimate and has sought to justify Palestinian terrorism, Wallsten describes the AAAN as “a social service group.”)

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  55. Barack Obama as quoted from you rcitation:

    "One of the I think tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court focused,"


    He is admitting here that the court process is not the way to go to try to achieve equality. That doesn't sound very problematic to me. A desire for equality, is that a problem for you? Do you believe wealth should be concentrated in the hands of our rulers and masters or more equally distributed?

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  56. I'll take your boat Ash:
    Great sailing weather here,
    put it to good use.

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  57. Ash, taxes do not hurt the rich. Taxes hurt those that want to be rich. The rich keep money in trusts and in assets out of the reach of governments. They do not depend on taxable incomes. Great wealth maintains a talented pretorian guard to protect their assets.

    You equate equality with success, or obversely failure with inequality. There are winners and losers in life. "Redistributing" is an Orwellian distortion. It assumes that things were distributed in the first place, and they were not.

    Wealth is created. The quest for wealth guarantees that some potential losers will become winners.

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  58. I am sure Barack Obama will give an economics lesson to the MTV generation.

    With a little luck Obama will do for the Democrats what George Bush did for the Republicans.

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  59. There were about 8000 views on this video when I posted it. there are now 442,968.

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  60. Every American should be furious at the amount of money wasted on public education in the US. I guarantee if people had to write the check for their children's tuition, we would not have been reduced to a nation of historic and economic illiterates.

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  61. Historically the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. If you don't have death taxes those that originally created the wealth simply pass it on to their progeny who did nothing to create the wealth in the first place. There certainly is a middle ground between allowing incentives for wealth creation and allowing for those without to have an opportunity to prosper.

    Take a rural family farmer in Idaho for example. Should the farmers child be relegated to only the local public school with no opportunity to attend the top schools in the nation? Should we further erode the quality of that local public school by allowing the richer folk to subsidize their private education with public money? Should those schools (Damn bloody expensive to attend Harvard, Yale, Standford ect.) be only open to the rich elite (Wall St. Bankers, Hollywood movie stars ect.)? Or should we try to build a society that gives some opportunity for every American child to excel?

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  62. End public education. Provide 75% expense vouchers for education and award an additional 50% voucher for students that get a "B" or better in the classics, economics, math , physics, English and foreign language studies. You want to use some government coercion, try this on:

    Require the best universities to take only the best students by competitive testing with tuition from the university endowment.

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  63. Teachers, Politicians, and Liberals in general are well known to send their own kids to the private schools they deny others with their political clout, Ash.

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  64. You don't build your dream society on
    Hypocrisy Like That!

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  65. One wants the best for ones child and many do all they can to give them a leg up. Why would you want to sacrifice your own child's education if you don't have to? Given the educational structure in the US if you simply attend public school you have much less chance of getting into a decent college. Heck, the over-achievers down there are doing hours of extra-curricular activities in order to beef up their resume for college. Poor kids stuck in public schools are at a serious disadvantage compared to your rich upper West side New Yorker who started the private education in pre-school and were able to pay for all the fine extras as they grew up. Forget having a job after school, that'll just slow you down. I'm sure Harvard greatly appreciates the hours you spent cutting grass or working at McDonald's so you could afford a car, or decent clothes.

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  66. You avoid the FACT that
    TEACHERS AND LIBERAL POLITICIANS DENY THE POOR AN EQUAL EDUCATION VIA THEIR POLITICAL CLOUT.

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  67. Are you really that blind to reality, Ash?

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  68. "Why would you want to sacrifice your own child's education if you don't have to?"

    Right:
    Just deny it to others!

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  69. It's a dog eat dog world doug. That's what you advocate isn't it? You want more of it don't you?

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  70. Doug doesn't want a dog eat dog world. He wants equality of choice.

    That these hypocrites can deny others the right to make a choice of wher to send their kids for education, is simply wrong.

    But of course, in Ash's world it's fine. The elites must have proles, and the proles must be kept in their rightful place. In Ash's world, it's fine if the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, as long as he's in the former category.

    F*#@& you, Ash. I don't get riled up often, but anytime I see such hypocrisy in education, I see red, as it's a matter that strikes very close to my heart.

    If poor kids are disadvantaged in public schools, that's because a) their teachers suck, b) lousy teachers can't handle heavy workloads and c) can't give the poor kids the necessary attention that'll boost their future prospects.

    Open up choices, along with vouchers, plus incentives for good results, and the following will happen:

    1) Private schools already demand better quality from their teachers, so good teachers in these schools can quite reasonably cope as over-achieving students who would have been consigned to public schools get a chance to study at private schools instead with additional grants for good results. Or the private school can just hire more staff.

    2) Those 'stuck' in public schools because they're not that good or can't afford to, will nevertheless benefit from more close monitoring. From personal experience, a lot of kids are not that dumb, they just need time and patience, two very crucial elements usually missing with overworked teachers.

    3) Performance based assessment will lead to a trickle down effect throughout the system, and teacher quality goes up.

    Everybody wins. Even the poor. I'm sure you care about the poor, Ash. /sarcasm

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  71. All dressed up and no place o bomb....

    OFF TOPIC....

    Today the USA attacked Syria and destroyed a well known and established terror leader.

    Syria has been part and parcel of Iran's arming of "libertion" armies in the middle east...

    From Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Fatah el Islam to Hezbollah "iraq" Iran and syria have armed, staffed and trained these forces....

    Today the USA FINALLY took out a small but important base...

    Today, Hezbollah sits in Lebanon with 300% more powerful rockets aimed at israel, has by military force taken over a portion of lebanon's government....

    Israel had a meeting with UNIFIL to let them know that the days of syrian/iranian weapon smuggling were over....

    getting interesting...

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  72. If poor kids are disadvantaged in public schools, that's because a) their teachers suck, b) lousy teachers can't handle heavy workloads and c) can't give the poor kids the necessary attention that'll boost their future prospects.

    or maybe their PARENTS (or lack therein) SUCK.....

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  73. The interview, first reported by the Drudge Report, was with a Chicago radio station while he was an Illinois state senator on Sept. 6, 2001.

    HEY !

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  74. You'll love this. Obama is using the depends on the meaning of "is" is, explanation:

    UPDATE: The Obama campaign is responding by sending around a report from Politico in which Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor who is advising Obama, downplays the remarks as law professor-speak.

    Politico reports:

    "Sunstein argued that Obama is discussing redistribution in a relatively narrow legal context: The discussion in the 1970s of whether the Supreme Court would create the right to a social safety net -- to things like education and welfare. He also noted that in the interview, Obama appears to express support for the court's rejection of that line of argument, saying instead that the civil rights movement should aim for the same goals through legislative action.

    "What the critics are missing is that the term 'redistribution' didn’t mean in the Constitutional context equalized wealth or anything like that. It meant some positive rights, most prominently the right to education, and also the right to a lawyer," Sunstein said. "What he’s saying – this is the irony of it – he’s basically taking the side of the conservatives then and now against the liberals."

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  75. The LA Times, doug, is a Tribune paper. The Tribune is owned by Lester Crown.
    Lester, the same fellow whose Crown Publishing gave Obama that $1.9 million USD advance on three books.

    Same fellow that has a large interest in General Dynamics and JPMorgan Chase.

    Why ask why?

    Why be offended that a company you do not own, do not subscribe to, or advertise in, does not behave like you wish?

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  76. The election of Obama will be a confirmation of his working the process, as he saw it, in that interview.

    Just as Sustein says. The view that redistribution of power and authority would come through elections, not Court Orders.

    Redistribution of wealth, on a progressive model, that is already codified and agreed to, in the United States. At least in principle if not in practice.

    Does not change the idea that Obama favors a redistribution of power, in the US. In fact the transcript addresses both the need for and proposed method of redress.

    That it'd come on 4 Nov 2008, quite a shocker for everyone, Obama included.

    No one has a spare Amero to bet?

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  77. From State Senator to US President in seven years.

    Obama is qualified to do it,
    'cause he did it,
    if he does.

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  78. Lester, at 80, was runnin' out of time.

    "Give it a go!
    Time's a wastin'!
    Ain't got much to waste"

    paraphrasing a Crown type character in a false but accurate scenario.

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  79. Why ask why?
    ==

    Hey, what's a little corruption. Just a little grease for the wheels of politics.

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  80. In 1975, solar cost was $100/Watt. Today, the cost of solar is breaking $1/Watt, or $2/Watt installed.

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  81. .
    http://odeo.com/episodes/18271563-SOLAR-TO-SAVE-US
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  82. Solar Photovoltaic Breakthrough Taps Infrared Light

    Toronto, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com]

    Polymer-based solar photovoltaic cells are one of the most highly anticipated fields in the solar industry these days. While current technologies on the market struggle to match their crystalline counterparts in terms of price-per-watt, researchers are on the hunt. Researchers like a team from the University of Toronto that recently announced a breakthrough in capturing light energy from beyond the visible spectrum.
    In a paper published on the Nature Materials Web site on January 9, senior author and Professor Ted Sargent, Nortel Networks -- Canada Research Chair in Emerging Technologies at the University of Toronto's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team report on their achievement in tailoring matter to harvest the sun's invisible, infrared rays.

    "We made particles from semiconductor crystals which were exactly two, three or four nanometres in size," Sargent said. "The nanoparticles were so small they remained dispersed in everyday solvents just like the particles in paint," explains Sargent.

    Sargent's team then tuned the tiny nanocrystals to catch light at very long wavelengths. The result is a sprayable infrared detector.

    "Existing technology has given us solution-processible, light-sensitive materials that have made large, low-cost solar cells, displays, and sensors possible, but these materials have so far only worked in the visible light spectrum," Sargent said.

    The discovery may help in the quest for cheaper, more efficient renewable energy resources. Specifically, it could help drive up the efficiencies of current polymer-based solar cells which hold the potential to be manufactured at a lower cost than current crystalline silicon cells but have so far been unable to match crystalline power conversion efficiencies.

    "Companies have already been formed which have discovered how to make roll-to-roll, large area, plastic photovoltaics," Sargent said. "They face the challenge of low efficiencies in harvesting the sun's power. Our work has the potential to improve these efficiencies considerably.

    Sargent expects their research breakthrough could see commercial implementation within 3 to 5 years.

    Flexible, roller-processed solar cells have the potential to harness the sun's power, but efficiency, flexibility and cost are going to determine how that potential becomes practice, said Josh Wolfe, Managing Partner and nanotechnology venture capital investor at Lux Capital in Manhattan.

    "These flexible photovoltaics could harness half of the sun's spectrum not previously accessed," he said.

    Professor Peter Peumans of Stanford University, who has reviewed the U of T team's research, also acknowledges the groundbreaking nature of the work.

    "Our calculations show that with further improvements in efficiency, combining infrared and visible photovoltaics, could allow up to 30 percent of the sun's radiant energy to be harnessed, compared to six percent in today's best plastic solar cells," Peumans said.

    U of T electrical and computer engineering graduate student Steve MacDonald carried out many of the experiments that produced the world's first solution-processed photovoltaic in the infrared.

    "The key was finding the right molecules to wrap around our nanoparticles," he explains. "Too long and the particles couldn't deliver their electrical energy to our circuit; too short, and they clumped up, losing their nanoscale properties. It turned out that one nanometer - eight carbon atoms strung together in a chain - was 'just right'."
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  83. Sunstein argued that Obama is discussing redistribution in a relatively narrow legal context:

    The Obama camp can spin it anyway they like. But it still looks like sh*t and smells like sh*t so I must conclude that it is sh*t.

    There's also the faint odor of smoking gun, wouldn't you say?

    As for the high view count, the link to the video has been on FoxNews.com all day. In the mean time the Alinsky Obama Ayers team keeps running the true believers through early voting.

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  84. One Million Views. Is that for the EB? How many different people. I know I'm good for at least 30/day. What's that? 10,000 yr?

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  85. Take a rural family farmer in Idaho for example. Should the farmers child be relegated to only the local public school with no opportunity to attend the top schools in the nation?


    ah gosh golly ash we got Idaho gals in the Space Shuttle, runnin' for vice President, shit man, we even know how to apply to Amherst.

    --
    They are not out of their minds, bob.

    Not for an instant.


    I'd say they are because

    if they're out only for power, the spiritual directors of mankind have always said this is corrupting to the soul, and if they think their schemes can really improve things they haven't learned from the lessons in so many other places to the contrary.

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  86. If I'm actually being read by somebody other than the bar mates, I'll get stage fright.

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  87. bar fright

    gimme a drink, somebody

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  88. No don't get stage fright. Those views are for the Obama youtube video. I doubt it will make much difference.

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  89. Ash, what happened to Corsi in Kenya, do you think? Why did the Kenyans rough him up?

    As for all this talk about education, any kid can find some school to go to now. It's called the education business. Kids are being recruited all the time. There isn't any lack of facilities. There may be a lack of bright minds, in both students and teachers.

    You can get a 'college education' at home on your computer these days, too.

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  90. Senator Stevens guilty on 7 counts. That's bad timing, among other things.

    When's Charlie Rangel going to be charged? Never.

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  91. RBA races to rescue of plunging dollar

    The Reserve Bank was forced to shore up the beleaguered Australian dollar yesterday for the second time in four days, another major fund manager froze more than $3 billion in savings and the sharemarket hit a four-year low as the fallout from the global financial turmoil continued to spread.

    Japan shares hit 26-year low

    A 26-year low in the Japanese sharemarket headlined a dramatic day of trading across Asia yesterday as investors dumped stocks on growing recession fears as interventions by the Reserve Bank of Australia, plus the threat of them by Group of Seven economies, failed to stem the excessive volatility on global currency markets.

    More funds put in deep freeze

    The retirement savings of a further 60,000 Australians were frozen yesterday as the government appeared powerless to stem the tide of investor funds flowing into guaranteed bank deposits.

    Business Headlines

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  92. We even have talent scouts. One of my friends, his son was one of the talent scouts, lookin' for good material to come to the universities. Scour the country. Good talent is hard to find. Good talent doesn't even need to be looked for, but seems to find its own way, really.

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  93. Despite the recent surge of attention to the U.S.-Iraqi negotiations over an agreement to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for years into the future, the resulting agreement or lack of agreement is likely to have little actual impact on the occupation. The negotiations are being conducted by representatives of President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki -- neither of whom actually want the U.S. troops to leave (Maliki's government would not likely survive the withdrawal of U.S. troops, and Bush remains committed to permanent U.S. control of Iraq, its oil, and its strategic location for U.S. military bases).

    ...

    The agreement hasn't been submitted to Iraq's parliament, as its constitution requires, and has not been submitted to the Senate for ratification, as the U.S. Constitution requires. In fact, on the Iraqi side, even leaders of Maliki's own party have distanced themselves from the agreement, while other political leaders, most notably Shi'a cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (who called a Baghdad protest of tens of thousands last weekend) oppose it altogether.

    ...

    Article 25 of the draft agreement describes "withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq," and the first paragraph states that "the U.S. forces shall withdraw from Iraqi territories no later than December 31, 2011." Later in the same article, there are references to "combat troops" being withdrawn from Iraqi cities and regrouped in U.S. bases by June 2009, but the initial commitment to the December 31, 2011 withdrawal doesn't specify "combat" troops.


    Iraq/US Negotiations

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  94. Why did Corsi get roughed up?
    That's what those Africans do, bob.
    They don't got to give no civil rights.

    He was going to embarass a Hawaiian born favorite son of Kenya and the government, as well.

    Cannot be having that.
    He is lucky they did not hold him for ten days or so, but escorted him to the airport, undamaged.

    Not even waterboarded.

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  95. Our first Kenyan President. The Kenyans know their own. :(

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  96. Alaska, another GOP Senate seat lost, because the "good old boys" renominated Senator Stevens despite the seven count indictment.

    Senator Stevens, he had the nerve to let them.

    Where was Sarah on that piece of Alaskan political handiwork, did she vote "present" or what??

    Colorado, New Mexico, ALASKA!!!
    Couldn't do worse if they were tryin', could they?

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  97. New Hampshire, lookin' bleak, too.
    The Sununu family will be gone from DC but their man, Justice Souter, is still in for the duration.

    North Carolina, Mrs Dole is down, but not out.
    Virginia, that current GOP seat has the Democrat up by 30.
    MNis up in the air, with Coleman currently ahead.

    44 Senators, loyal and true.

    Wonder where Lieberman comes down, come January?

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  98. We don't need no stinkin' constitution anyway.

    Redistribution of brain power, now!

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  100. Obama is the high taxing Sheriff of Nottingham, to become King John--

    Father Jonathan: Obama’s No Robin Hood
    Robin Hood is a legitimate hero, not because he robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, but rather because he returned to the poor what lawfully belonged to them.

    This distinction is what separates the just goals of Robin and his band of “Merry Men” from the dehumanizing economic theory of “redistribution of wealth”—a hallmark of socialism—as explained and supported by Senator Barack Obama in his 2001 interview with Chicago Public Radio, just recently rediscovered by the media.

    While the famed green archer risked his life in defense of the natural right to retain private property (from thieves like the cruel sheriff of Nottingham and King John who stripped peasants of their land and livelihood), in this interview Senator Obama questions to what extent this right even exists.

    But don’t take my word for it. Listen to it. Did you hear what I heard?

    There can be no longer any doubt. Senator Obama’s enduring political philosophy is socialist at the core. And his leanings, in this regard, are radical; he would like to see all three branches of the federal government play a role in restructuring our society according to “redistributive” economic principles.

    As I listen to the interview, I must say it is hard to believe our leading United States presidential candidate said, just seven years ago, that it is a tragedy the civil rights movement failed to get the Supreme Court to venture into the issues of redistribution of wealth. It is hard to believe the leading United States presidential candidate said, just seven years ago, “any three of us sitting here could come up with a rationale for bringing economic change through the courts.” It is hard to believe the leading United States presidential candidate suggested, just seven years ago, we should be seeking legislative and administrative avenues to effect “redistributive change,” since it is impractical now to get the courts to do it on their own. It’s even harder to believe the leading United States presidential candidate, just seven years ago, was talking about the importance of community organizers “putting together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.”

    But then again, maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Seven years later, and just one month before Election Day, Senator Obama said to Joe the Plumber, word for word, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everyone.”

    I don’t doubt Senator Obama’s good will. In fact, he is right about many things.


    The great divide between the rich and the poor in our times is scandalous and reprehensible. And the blessings of this earth were destined by God for the common good of all his creatures.

    But we know from history, from very sad periods of history, there is no real justice—no progress and no lasting peace—when its pursuit involves beating down some to lift up others. And we also know, by the dictates of reason and the practice of all ages, that when the government decides it can suspend the natural right to private property, through repossession or redistribution, or whatever they choose to call it, that government is on the wrong side of truth.

    Just ask Robin Hood.

    God bless,

    Father Jonathan

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  101. Great Pic to Send Around, w/article below

    Someone gave me a link yesterday that discussed how Democratic Congress members were considering seizing 401(k)s and putting them in a government account that would yield…….are you ready? Three percent. Forever.

    I was horrified. Here we are in a shakey stock market and our dumb shit congress is actually considering seizing what’s left of your money so that you can never recover in the long term, much less ever get those nifty dividends some companies pay quarterly.

    Some folks use those dividends as part of their budgets. But of course, our fattened Congress doesn’t think about that. They are all doing just fine. And here, these nutball Socialists are thinking of yanking 401(k)s that have lost money and making it so you not only can never recover, but also making it so you can never earn more than 3%. Forever. That is, if they don’t spend it all like they did with the Social Security money we have all contributed. Read the rest ->

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  102. Japanese retailers are expected to have suffered from Japan's slumping economy in September, with economists forecasting annual sales to come in flat after August saw a 0.7% increase, according to a consensus estimate.George Worthington, economist with IFR Markets said the two months of growth seen in July in August were "rare" and that with a deepening recession and rising unemployment, Japanese household incomes "look likely to fall further."

    ...

    In disagreement with the consensus is Matt Robinson, economist with Moody's economy.com. He said despite the "obvious signs of slowing" in the Japanese economy, consumer confidence displayed a surprise boost in September, "(edging) clear of its all-time low in August," he said.

    Robinson is calling for retail sales to increase by 1.0% in September.


    Retailer Profits

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  103. "I don’t doubt Senator Obama’s good will. In fact, he is right about many things."
    ---
    MY ASS!
    People of goodwill don't send their children to
    Temples of Hate.

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  104. U.S. forces, including the CIA, continue to conduct missile attacks inside the border region but is doing so in closer coordination with the Pakistan government, a Pakistani official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence matters.

    On Monday, suspected U.S. missiles killed 20 people at the house of a Taliban commander near the Afghan border on Monday, the latest volley in a two-month onslaught on militant bases inside Pakistan, officials said.

    Missile attacks have killed at least two senior al-Qaida commanders in Pakistan's wild border zone this year, putting some pressure on extremist groups accused of planning attacks in Afghanistan — and perhaps terror strikes in the West.


    US Stance

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  105. Father Jonathan said it, Doug, not me. I don't doubt Obama's good will either, as I can't see he has any. On the other stuff though I think Father Jonathan whoever he is has it right and is speaking the wisdom of the ages. We'll have to make up some other language than that defend the constitution stuff if he is to be sworn in. Cause it's just an impediment in the way.

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  106. Sound familiar? Consider the following cross-sample of the Obama picture books and Campbell's hero checkpoints:

    The Department of Early Indoctrination

    Good article, mentioned the idea myself, hundreds of posts ago.

    This is all going to end in a pile of stinking shit.

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  107. "U.S. forces, including the CIA, continue to conduct missile attacks inside the border region but is doing so in closer coordination with the Pakistan government, a Pakistani official said."

    Heh. Hehheh.


    In six months, a Syrian official will be speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence matters.

    No one, but the Syrians, will remember that it was this administration's doing, but...oh well.

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  108. Salad Days Ahead

    Here's a PNG version That great Barack/Michelle Photoshop Pic.
    (blogger doesn't degrade png's like it does jpg's)

    Butter Your Bread (lines) With Obama's Wealth Spread

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  109. Obviously a Book on Marx, LaBob!

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  110. Me and You will give credit where due Trish.
    Must be some others.
    Hate the guy,
    love that news.
    Full Credit!

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  111. The apocryphal Barack Obama of these books may as well have chosen Harry Potter as his running mate. (Imagine how that would have energized the prized Youth Vote!)

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  112. Paul Harvey is coming on the air, with the rest of the story!

    the rrrrrrest of the story!

    By Gosh, when old Paul goes, I'll know it's my time too!

    "One time the tide went out, and did not come back...."

    One time the moon waned, but did not wax....

    One time the sun set, but did not rise....

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  113. Michael Savage has endorsed John McCain!

    Not because he likes McCain, but because we are talking about a naked Marxist in Obama.

    It isn't socialism, it's naked Marxism.

    He's not a liberal, or a socialist, but a naked Marxist, his own words in the video prove.

    So says Savage. And, he's right.

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  114. Didn't Junior take over the Radio Show?

    ...but you got more important stuff to do:

    DOWNLOAD AND FISK SOME OF BARRY'S New Age TESTS !

    (That I linked from the NY Times above)

    TIME IS SHORT!

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  115. This is all going to end in a pile of stinking shit.

    Mon Oct 27, 08:21:00 PM EDT

    I used to think that, too. But the EB's got a full, rich, tinfoil life ahead of it. Not to mention the Doris Day/IZ Saturdays to come.

    Right, Doug?

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  116. DO IT NOW,
    ENGLISH MAJOR MAN!

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  117. Many Iraq veterans express similar sentiment, and traditional campaigns are not their only outlet. Lang Sias, 49, the national veterans director for the McCain campaign, said that one of the year’s most stunning examples of veteran engagement could be seen in an amateur YouTube video that features a young Iraq veteran named Joe Cook.

    Standing by an American flag near his home in rural Illinois, he speaks directly to the camera. “Dear Mr. Obama,” he says at the start, “having spent 12 months in Iraq theater, I can promise you, this was not a mistake.”

    He adds: “When you call the Iraqi war a mistake, you disrespect the service, and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom.” The video ends with Mr. Cook walking away, revealing a prosthetic limb in place of the leg he lost in Iraq.


    Political Fray

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  118. I was listening to Paul Jr? Sounds the same to me. But, like Linear, my hearing is going.

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  119. ObamaCON-Law-Exam-2003
    ---
    Pretty Ironic, given how his Website Treats ALL Credit Cards EQUALLY!
    ...we accept ANYTHING, no discrimination here.
    ---
    The Long Run - As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled Faculty - Series - NYTimes.com

    ALL of Obama's Tests from 1996 to 2003 are available for download (pdf) at the above link.
    Also two answer memos.

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  120. Get to work, LaBob!
    Your Daughter's World Depends on YOU!

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  121. Sarah Hangs Out

    From the people of peace and tolerance.

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  122. "It should ensure a shot at success, not just for those with money and power and influence, but for every single American who's willing to work"

    -BO

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  123. Me and You will give credit where due Trish.
    Must be some others.
    Hate the guy,
    love that news.
    Full Credit!

    Mon Oct 27, 08:27:00 PM EDT


    Better late than never, Doug.

    And God bless Admiral Owen.

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  124. A Video Full of Sick Irony
    Janice Hahn uses "Anti Gang Programs" to give Protection Money to the Gangs that are murdering LA's kids!

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  125. Of course, Syria claims the US killed innocent civilians.
    From the Jerusalem Post:
    The Syrian government statement said eight people were killed, including a man and his four children and a woman. However, local officials said seven men were killed and two other people were wounded, including a woman among the injured.

    An Associated Press journalist at the funerals in the village cemetery saw the bodies of seven men - none of them children. The discrepancy could not immediately be explained.

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  126. Former editor-in-chief of "Ms." magazine reports on her first-hand exposure to Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin's a Brainiac.
    An excerpt

    "Now by “smart,” I don't refer to a person who is wily or calculating or nimble in the way of certain talented athletes who we admire but suspect don't really have serious brains in their skulls. I mean, instead, a mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernable pattern of associative thinking and insight. Palin asks questions, and probes linkages and logic that bring to mind a quirky law professor I once

    had. Palin is more than a “quick study”; I'd heard rumors around the campaign of her photographic memory and, frankly, I watched it in action.
    She sees. She processes. She questions, and only then, she acts.

    What is often called her “confidence” is actually a rarity in national politics:
    I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is."

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  127. BTW:
    We got two prisoners...

    Mon Oct 27, 09:42:00 PM EDT

    Question is, What did the Syrians get?

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  128. Polls published in two Israeli newspapers showed a modest advantage for the centrist Kadima over the rightist Likud, led by Netanyahu, the hawkish former prime minister. The polls reflect Livni's popularity and reputation for corruption-free politics -- an image burnished after she refused to meet demands by potential coalition partners for substantial increases in welfare allowances and other government spending.

    A poll in the Yediot Ahronot daily showed that Kadima would win 29 seats in the 120-member parliament, while Likud would take 26. A similar poll published in the Maariv newspaper showed Kadima with 31 seats and Likud with 29.

    Earlier polls this year had shown a solid advantage for Likud.


    FM Slight Edge

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  129. "Question is, What did the Syrians get?"

    Huh?

    ...again.

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  130. We came out into the open; they got something.

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  131. We've been operating there for years. Without acknowledgment; without confirmation. All on the sly.

    This wasn't a one-time deal. There'll be more. It's a back-scratcher.

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  132. SWAG: A scrub on the reactor business was the "reward."

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  133. (Crickets.)












    Ooookay, then.

    Did I mention my husband's going to Iraq? Who said life can't get more *interesting*?

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  134. I might join bob in the sackcloth and ashes.

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  135. Why deal? Why not keep on the sly?

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  136. We've gained their cooperation. Makes some things ever so much easier. See: Pakistan.

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  137. Or we gained the cooperation of certain elements and anticipate others. We can follow the same trajectory that we have in South Asia. And most likely will.

    There's just no something for nothing in the instance. Not being cynical or deriding the admin; it's simply the way the world works.

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  138. Doug, you can't keep on posting stuff like that Mon Oct 27, 10:10:00 PM EDT, it might screw up some people's world views.

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  139. Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman David Waid put more faith in the surveys. He noted that the new polls were the first to be conducted after the federal government's $700 billion Wall Street bailout package was approved.

    Both McCain, R-Ariz., and Obama, D-Ill., voted to support the bailout.

    "So much has moved so fast in this country, and Arizona is no exception to that," Waid told the Tribune.


    Dead Heat in Arizona

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  140. Sackcloth N Ashes R Us


    Wow, looking through some of those Victorian mourning dresses--some of those ladies knew how to throw a funeral.

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  141. Mourning photos?

    I AM impressed.

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  142. This under the throat, would contain a picture of the Lady's Dear Departed, or, a copy of the United States Constitution.

    Examine earlier photo closely.

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  143. No mas, bob. No mas. We shall have no mourning at the Bar. None, nada, zip, zilch, squat.

    No funerary nonsense.

    No morbid outlook, bob. No dirge.

    Que sera, sera, bob.



    Que sera, sera.


    Mighty fine soundtrack for the Syria video.


    : )

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  144. We've gained their cooperation. Makes some things ever so much easier. See: Pakistan.

    Makes Sense.

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  145. Thanks, Trish.


    Goddamit Bob, get to WORK!

    Don't you give a shit about your own DAUGHTER! ?

    Fisk them Finals NOW!

    ...OR spread them to someone who can get the word out.

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  146. I mean LOOK @ this shit, and there's a lot more where this came from.

    The Long Run - As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled Faculty - Series - NYTimes.com

    ALL of Obama's Tests from 1996 to 2003 are available for download (pdf) at the above link.
    Also two answer memos.

    excerpts...
    Brave New Final Exam:

    Constitutional Law III - Fall 2001 - Final Examination

    Part One (One and one-half hours)
    On January 11, 2002, a renewed wave of terrorist attacks begins in major cities across the country. Specifically, a deadly airborne (but non-contagious) chemical toxin called rioxin is released into the ventilation systems of high-rises and shopping malls throughout the east and west coasts...
    ---
    Second, it appears that not all populations are similarly vulnerable to the rioxin spore. For reasons that scientists cannot yet fully explain, blacks are 15 percent (1.15 times) more likely to die from similar levels of rioxin exposure than are whites. Latinos also seem to have a somewhat higher mortality rate than whites, although given the variation in racial make-up within the latino population, the evidence with respect to their enhanced vulnerability is less conclusive.

    There is very preliminary and hotly debated evidence that slight genetic variations between blacks and whites may account for the different mortality rates between blacks and whites exposed to rioxin.

    Other experts attribute the difference solely to the preexisting disparities in the health of blacks and whites, disparities that themselves are largely attributable to such socio-economic, environmental and behavioral factors as higher rates of poverty, smoking, obesity and hypertension among black populations. Differences in mortality rates exist between men and women as well. It appears that women are 18 percent (1.18 times) more likely to die from similar levels of rioxin...

    ---

    Part Two (One hour)

    After five years of marriage, Maria, a corporate attorney, and Arnold, an international financier, have decided it’s time to conceive their first child. It is not an easy decision for them.
    Both have high-octane careers that take them traveling throughout the world, and both passionately engage in (and excel at) a variety of athletic, intellectual and artistic pursuits: Maria is a former Olympic skier and an accomplished pianist, while Arnold is a world-class triathelete and chess master.

    In light of the sacrifices involved in rearing a child, both Maria and Arnold agree that they should optimize their outcomes with the aid of technology.

    There is only one snag: it appears that Congress, led by former televangelist and current U.S. Senator James Fullsome, has just passed a law, titled the Prevention of Genetic Abuse Act (PGAA), which prohibits all genetic engineering and screening of embryos in the United States -- including engineering and screening for purposes of sexselection and the detection of potential genetic defects in the embryo.

    The text of the PGAA asserts three primary concerns as justification for the statute. First, although the genetic procedures that have been banned in the United States are now common-place in Europe, and the resulting genetically-engineered and/or screened babies appear perfectly healthy, the technology involved is far too new for scientists to draw meaningful conclusions with respect to the long-term health implications for the resulting babies...

    ...Maria and Arnold are incensed by the PGAA. Although they can afford to fly to Europe to take advantage of Biogenic’s facilities there, it will involved(sic) significant disruption of their already tight schedules. Moreover, Maria and Arnold are fierce libertarians, and see no reason why the government should be intruding on such highly personal decisions.

    They therefore approach the national executive director of the ACLU, and indicate that they are willing to finance a test case (their own) challenging the constitutionality of the PGAA if the ACLU is willing to take the case. The executive director tells Maria and Arnold that she will consider it, and asks you, her trusted staff attorney, to prepare a brief memo examining the possible constitutional claims available to Maria and Arnold under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment (again, remember that through the process of “reverse incorporation,” the constitutional requirements of qua1(sic) protection and substantive due process embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment apply to the federal government by way of the Fifth Amendment).
    In preparing your analysis, make sure to examine both the strengths and weaknesses of any possible claims. Moreover, please provide your boss a strategic analysis of how a ruling in this area might affect the U.S. Supreme Court’s approach to such existing constitutional rights like abortion.

    ---
    1996 Test Answer Memo from Prof Obama:

    Question I
    - The Preserving Family Values Act There are a number of possible claims available to Helen under both the Equal Protection Clause and the “substantive” prong of the Due Process Clause. In organizing a response to the question, it’s useful to examine each component of PFVA in turn. The prohibition against providing infertility services to unmarried persons. The first two clauses of PFVA bar both private and public doctors and hospitals/clinics from providing infertility services to unmarried persons. As most of you recognized, the question at the outset is what degree of scrutiny a court should apply in evaluating the classification between married and unmarried persons.

    With respect to a possible Equal Protection claim, the courts have never recognized unmarried persons as a “suspect class” (nor, possibly, should they, according to many of you, at least not if we accept the Carolene Products/Professor Ely/processual(sic) view of the Equal Protection clause as “protecting discrete and insular minorities”). As a consequence, strict scrutiny of the unmarried/married classification under the Equal Protection clause will arise only if we can establish that the PFVA’s prohibition against providing in vitro fertilization implicates one of the rights that the Supreme Court has deemed “fundamental.”

    ...the State of Wazoo might argue that unlike the Colorado amendment, the PFVA does not sanction discrimination against gays solely because of their status, nor does it discriminate (or potentially discriminate) against them across the board (e.g. in their possibility of obtaining employment, housing, receipt of government services, etc.).

    Rather, the State of Wazoo might argue, the PFVA is narrowly directed at a particular form of conduct: namely, the rearing of children by homosexual couples, a form of conduct that the majority of Wazoozians find morally objectionable, in precisely 5 the same way that the majority of Georgians in Bowers found homosexual sodomy to be objectionable.

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  147. "such rights *like* abortion."

    Genius Scholar @ work!

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  148. Well, as to one, Doug, we definitely ought to hold the terrorists to account in a civil court with all the constitutional protections, including right to appeal, for such acts of discrimination between races. As to two, it appears Maria and Arnold don't know where life comes from or when it begins, so they should go to remedial baby making school, so it's no longer 'above their pay grade'. As to three, I'd advise Helen to get some quality sperm at the sperm bank, and a clean syringe, and head to the cattle barn at the University of Wazoo(Washington State University) and get some help from an illegal alien that knows the go.

    What else can I say? They look like high quality legal questions to me.

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  149. ...and you sent them and your priceless opinion to Instapundit, PJM, and everyone in your address book?

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  150. :)

    I've only got one real contact and I sent the questions to him. You're welcome to do with my answers as you wish!

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  151. Yeah, that nutball cousin of yours with the latest inside dope on Barry's Gay Lover, or whatever.
    That'll help.

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