In 1644 Rev. Samuel Rutherford published LEX, REX, The Law & the Prince to demonstrate that the natural law is above the King, Some 364 years later The Invisible Hand Blog is born after a historic election a Reagan Conservative born in the 60's molded in the Reagan years begins this blog to demonstrate the God given Unalienable rights given to every person by God. God bless the truth and let the truth be raised.
President Obama's half brother George Obama was arrested in Kenya for possession of illegal drugs, more specifically marijuana, the UK Telegraph reports. To bad George Obama was not arrested in the United States, then his Big-Bro the President could pardon his half-bro, by George.
You know President Obama probably would not even do that for his brother, even though they share the same father. You see George Obama's life has not been as fruitful as his older brother. George never knew his father, because he was only six months old when Barack Sr. died in the auto accident.
President Obama's young half-sibling was in the headlines last year after it was revealed that he was living in a corrugated iron shack in a sprawling slum as his brother ran for the most powerful job in the world. So, I kind of feel sorry for George. I too had older brothers, myself being the youngest son and having three older brothers, I wanted to be like them. I think George wanted to be like Barry Obama, maybe this is the reason for the trouble he is in at this very moment. Barack Obama early in the campaign admitted to inhaling on many occasions, he probably smoked a few with his younger brother in the slums of Nairobi Kenya. So, I can see little ol' George wanting to be cool like his older brother and smoke some weed. Oh, by the way The White House has NO COMMENT . . . so I will give you Obama inhaling frequently.
Rahn Emmanuel is on record saying that, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." President Barak Obama is using the economic downturn to bring an EUROPEAN SOCIALISM TO THE USA, through his STIMULUS BILL. The REPUBLICANS in the House and many economists, business owners and fiscal responsible Americans are saying enough is enough. However, there is a strong case for doing nothing, let the recession play out its course. In fact the POLITICO reported, THE CASE FOR DOING NOTHINGInstead of fighting over what should go in the economic stimulus bill, pitting infrastructure spending against tax cuts and contractors against contraceptives, they say lawmakers should be fighting against the very idea of any economic stimulus at all. Call them the Do-Nothing Crowd.
“The economy was too big. It was all phantom wealth borrowed from abroad,” says Andrew Schiff, an investment consultant at Euro Pacific Capital and a card-carrying member of the stand-tall-against-the-stimulus lobby. “All this stimulus money is geared toward getting consumers spending and borrowing again. But spending and borrowing were the problem in the first place.”
Washington has a habit of passing legislation in a crisis and suffering from morning-after regrets — the Iraq war, the Patriot Act and last year’s original bank bailout plan come to mind. So we thought it would be wise to air the views of the naysayers toward Washington’s latest consensus approach. READ FULL STORY
The best name for this stimulus bill was coined by the Mike Church show on Sirius Patriot 144, he is calling the Stimulus bill SUCCUBUS, you ask what is a SUCCUBUS, well you can watch the SOUTHPARK video after you read this, but SUCCUBUS is this stimulus bill, because it sucks the life out of our free-market economy and it brings about a tyranny that controls every aspect of our lives, just like this bill would do. Here is Mike Church: "Once again, don’t you – I don’t want to ever catch you people calling this stimulus “stimulus” any longer. It’s succubus. It sucks the life out of the economy, just like the succubus. And so an alternative was offered here. Now, I’m not completely sold on the alternative. I’ve already given you – [whiny voice] well, Mike Church, what makes you so smart? Give us your economic recovery plan. I’ve already given it to you. I’ve already told – I’ll reiterate it again. Let me give you the alternative plan, bipartisan plan here. Bipartisan because it’ll save you liberals’ asses, too.
One, cut the capital gains tax rate to 0.0. Did you hear me? Zero point – no capital gains tax. This will encourage people to cash in assets that they have and to invest them in productive measures because they don’t believe they’re going to get a return in the market. So they’re just holding right now. And they don’t...."
I do not know if the Republicans in the Senate can defeat the SUCCUBUS, but our very existence as a free-market capitalism depends on that, so lets DO NOTHING AND DEFEAT THE SUCCUBUS.
Everyone preparing for the next presidential election, and that includes you Sarah, get ready for this "gotcha" question, "So can you explain in your own terms the OBAMA DOCTRINE?" Well, Mr. Gibson, the Obama doctrine is the USA's foreign policy toward rogue nations and it goes like this:
Step One: Extend a open hand;
Step Two: Do an Interview on the station with ties to that rogue nation and explain why America is wrong;
Step Three: Write a letter filled with hope, love and a heartfelt apology to that Nation's leader; READ FULL STORY
Step Four: Sit Down and have a Coke with the leader of that rogue nation;
Step Five: Sing the Coke Song;
Finally, Step Six: World Peace!!!
You got that you potential Presidential Nominees, There is now no WAR ON TERROR, only the OBAMA DOCTRINE, learn it, live it, & love it.
President Barack Obama chose an Arabic satellite TV network for his first formal television interview as president, part of a concerted effort to repair relations with the Muslim world that were damaged under the previous administration.
Obama cited his Muslim background and relatives, practically a taboo issue during the U.S. presidential campaign, and said in the interview, which aired Tuesday, that one of his main tasks was to communicate to Muslims "that the Americans are not your enemy."
The interview on the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya news channel aired as Obama's new envoy to the region, former Sen. George J. Mitchell, arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for a visit that will also take him to Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Obama said the U.S. had made mistakes in the past but "that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there's no reason why we can't restore that."
Let's all sing Kumbaya, or better yet lets all sing the coke song, Obama would love to buy the Muslim world a coke and live in perfect harmony. Here were two answers that bring a chill up my leg of fear, what have we elected? Buying a Coke is not a policy to deal with Terror or Iran, extending an open hand is not the way to go. Here are the two Obama answers that should scare every American from the Al-Arabiya interview.
Q: President Bush framed the war on terror conceptually in a way that was very broad, “war on terror,” and used sometimes certain terminology that the many people — Islamic fascism. You’ve always framed it in a different way, specifically against one group called al Qaeda and their collaborators. And is this one way of –
THE PRESIDENT: I think that you’re making a very important point. And that is that the language we use matters. And what we need to understand is, is that there are extremist organizations — whether Muslim or any other faith in the past — that will use faith as a justification for violence. We cannot paint with a broad brush a faith as a consequence of the violence that is done in that faith’s name.
And so you will I think see our administration be very clear in distinguishing between organizations like al Qaeda — that espouse violence, espouse terror and act on it — and people who may disagree with my administration and certain actions, or may have a particular viewpoint in terms of how their countries should develop. We can have legitimate disagreements but still be respectful. I cannot respect terrorist organizations that would kill innocent civilians and we will hunt them down.
Q: Will the United States ever live with a nuclear Iran? And if not, how far are you going in the direction of preventing it?
THE PRESIDENT: You know, I said during the campaign that it is very important for us to make sure that we are using all the tools of U.S. power, including diplomacy, in our relationship with Iran... Now, the Iranian people are a great people, and Persian civilization is a great civilization. Iran has acted in ways that’s not conducive to peace and prosperity in the region: their threats against Israel; their pursuit of a nuclear weapon which could potentially set off an arms race in the region that would make everybody less safe; their support of terrorist organizations in the past — none of these things have been helpful.
But I do think that it is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran, to express very clearly where our differences are, but where there are potential avenues for progress. And we will over the next several months be laying out our general framework and approach. And as I said during my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us...
Lets extend a hand, buy a coke and lets talk, and the World will be a better place as we all sing the Coke song . . .
In the EIGHTIES the Battle Cry was I want my MTV, and with Ronald Reagan, it was "THE GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SOLUTION." Now some 28 years later, the American people have just elected a President who believes all problems can be solved by the Government. If the February 17, 2009 the hard date to switch from analog broadcasts to digital is any indication, the Government is the problem. By the way in what part of the Constitution is the authority given for the U.S. Government to provide TV converter boxes? Oh yea the ever present Commerce Clause, as I speak this all the founders of these United States are rolling in their graves, but that is a whole other issue. This whole Digital TV transition mandated by the US government reinforces the idea that the government is the problem,some things are better served by the private sector, that is about everything under the sun except maybe, National Defense (Army), police, and the courts. Obama has a stake in this transition and he wants it delayed, which it probably will be if the House goes along with the Senate. You see President Obama will get the blame if the American People wake-up on February 17, 2009 and their TV does not work, that is probably enough to get George Bush like approval ratings, so Obama wants to delay until all are covered. Here, is an editorial that explains how Governmental Intervention creates more problems than it solves.
Switch from analog signals deemed too important to leave in private hands, with predictable results
If you watch TV for more than a few minutes a day, you have probably seen ads and public service announcements about the Feb. 17 changeover from analog to digital television broadcasting. During the other transition, several officials of the incoming Obama administration have suggested pushing back the transition date three months, and West Virginia Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller has submitted a bill to push back the date to June 12.
Why the fumbling and confusion? The short answer is that the government, beginning as far back as 1988, decided that the transition from analog to digital TV, unlike the transition from analog to digital sound recording, which took place during the 1980s (though some audiophiles still swear that analog was better), was too important to be left to the "anarchy" of the marketplace. So the Federal Communications Commission, under legislation passed in 1996, has handled this transition. Not surprisingly, it has been driven more by political than by technological or economic considerations.
The cellular telephone industry has made the transition from analog to digital. Did you read articles about the problems? Were you even aware of it? Probably not, because it was handled in the competitive marketplace with a minimum of fuss and feathers.
The advantages of digital TV broadcasting are essentially twofold. Digital broadcasting permits sharper resolution of the picture using a smaller portion of the broadcast spectrum and more efficient broadcasting of high-definition signals. Conversion will also free up the frequency spectrum to allow for more uses of the increasingly popular hand-held devices like BlackBerries, iPhones and the like.
There are other reasons for TV broadcast stations to go digital. Because it takes up less bandwidth, a station can use the same space in the spectrum for several signals, including interactive services. Digital signals react less to interference than analog signals; so, there is no "ghosting."
So there are solid market-related reasons for TV stations to switch. But instead of permitting them to do so at their own convenience or when they would alienate the fewest number of customers, the FCC has handled the conversion through mandates.
All television sets sold in the past four or five years are equipped to receive digital signals, and cable and satellite systems also use digital technology. But people with older analog sets – who tend to be older or lower-income people – or those who use their old analog TV sets in secondary household locations, will need a converter box. There's a government (i.e., taxpayer-funded) program that provides a $40 coupon to help pay for converter boxes. But John Podesta, co-chairman of President Obama's transition team, says the program has not kept pace with demand, and some 2 million people are now on a waiting list for coupons. Thus the pressure to delay the conversion date.
In addition, the characteristics of analog and digital signals are different. Most people will get better reception and more channels with converter boxes and digital signals. But a small percentage of people, mostly in rural areas (the FCC estimates that 11 percent of stations will have a signal that reaches 2 percent fewer viewers) will actually get fewer channels with digital transmission.
It only takes a small number of people negatively affected by a technological change managed and mandated by the government to get politicians posturing and introducing legislation.
Given that the conversion date has been delayed several times already, and it costs TV stations to send out both analog and digital signals, which they are doing now, the best bet, despite the fact that there will be a few problems, is probably not to delay the conversion date again. But the experience demonstrates that although technological changes always involve some friction, expense and inconvenience (what did you do with all your old vinyl records?), they generally are better handled in the private marketplace than through government management.
2009 a new year and a new President in the White House. The American People voted for Change and believe me Change is coming. Barack Hussein Obama is from a new generation and not only that he is of mixed race, his father was an African of Kenyan descent and his mother was white from Kansas. This new President not only is bringing a leftist leaning ideology, but he is bringing the HIP-HOP culture to the White House.
The one thing people noticed is Obama's use of the fist bump. It first appeared during the Presidential Primary and today Obama continues to use the gesture. It continues with Obama as the President, as reuters reports about a visit to the White House Press room by Obama:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House press room, crammed with journalists and short on desks, got a rare visit from a very newsworthy guest on Thursday -- President Barack Obama.
The president, who moved into the executive mansion after his inauguration on Tuesday, sauntered down to the reporters' quarters to say hello and comment on Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' first performance at the White House podium earlier in the day.
"I'm very proud of him," Obama said. "He got a fist bump from me."
The Chicago Tribune reports on this subject and changing culture within the White House with the heading:
Obama's ways cool to some, new to others
Younger generation gets gestures; older voters try to relate
The story is very interesting talking about the Hip-Hop culture and Obama's ease at crossing cultural lines.
"Black culture has become part of American culture for black and white youths, and culture is the foundation for the formation of identity," Byrd said. "In their eyes, Obama is a real cool guy, like Will Smith. He's like the hip black friend you have, so it was never a stretch for them to visualize him as president."
For some older Americans, Obama's ease and embrace of black culture might take some getting used to. After all, it's safe to say that no president in history could have moved as smoothly as Obama did on Inauguration Day between contrasting environments. Hours after taking the oath of office in a solemn ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, the president was busting a move at the Youth Ball and slow dancing as Beyonce sang at the Neighborhood Ball. In between, he managed to perfect the traditional presidential waltz with the first lady at more stately affairs such as the Commander in Chief Ball.
His ease on the dance floor prompted an observation from actorJamie Foxx. "You could tell that's a black president by the way he was moving!" Foxx cracked to the media.
There is no doubt, observers said, that the president—the son of a white woman from Kansas and black man from Kenya—is at ease with the vernacular and cultural mannerisms commonly associated with African-Americans. Obama, a Harvard-educated lawyer, is as comfortable conversing with hip-hop artists as addressing the world as the American president.
Recently during a visit to Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, Obama paid his bill and answered "We straight" when the waitress asked if he wanted change back. And in introducing First Lady Michelle Obama at several balls, he referred to her as "the one who brung me."
They say that our Political leaders are a reflection of our culture and I believe this to be true. Obama is a reflection of the younger generation, because if you have not been to a mall or department store lately you can see how Black culture has become apart of the American Fabric. In fact the highest paid Sports stars and entertainers are all black: Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey. Whether you like it or not, in the next four years the White House will change both culturally and ideologically.
The 44th President Doing the Bump, Change is Coming.
Here, is the only place for the Fist Bump:
Culturally speaking, the FIST BUMP has no place in Presidential Politics, the FIST BUMP is great for sports or a greeting at a sports bar or at a pick-up game, but not great for greeting the Prime Minister of the UK, but for now the Obama Bump has replaced the HI-5.
It has only been three days since President Barack Obama has been sworn-in as the 44th President and one theme keeps coming to the forefront with Mr. Obama as President, no not his liberal leanings, or his socialistic agenda, no the one thing that has destroyed many a man throughout history: PRIDE. Obama's arrogance will be his downfall, there is a saying from God's word that states, "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall." You strip away all the rhetoric and all the style, you see an insecure man full of arrogance. Take for instance his response to Congressional Republicans, "I Won." "OBAMA TO GOP: "I WON.
Next, He is starting a Media War, taking on Rush Limbaugh. President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders.
Now. at Thursday's press briefing, Fox News correspondent Major Garrett asked President Obama's Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, the following question:
"President Bush, after 9/11, said the United States and its government was engaged in a 'war on terror'. Is that what this administration calls it and if not, why?"
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: "Um, uh, um..."
Having mercy on you, the reader, I'll tell you what Mr. Gibbs said.
Instead of answering the question, Gates pointed Major Garrett to what President Obama said in his inaugural address about the challenges we face.
Click here to listen to the exchange between Garrett and Gibbs. Why couldn't the Press Secretary answer the question? I mean, is that a tough question? NO IT IS NOT, IT IS ARROGANCE AND OBAMA IS FULL OF IT.
Barack Obama is making good on one of his campaign promises: Close GITMO, or Camp Justice. President Barack Hussein Obama signed an Executive Order that will close GITMO within a year. The Obama administration is looking at three military prisons — in Kansas (LEAVENWORTH), California and South Carolina — along with the civilian Supermax prison in Colorado as potential sites for the Guantanamo detainees. HOWEVER, Kansas does not want the detainees, President Obama's decision to close the Gitmo prison leaves an important question unanswered: where do they go now? Some have suggested they be transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., but both Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback oppose this proposal. READ FULL STORY and also in June this was also reported by THE SWAMP
In fact HOUSE REPUBLICANS have introduced a bill, to NO DETAINEES on USA SOIL, Read Full Story
SO WHAT TO DO WITH THE POOR OLD GITMO DETAINEES, well lets start the ADOPT A GITMO DETAINEE PROGRAM, this way any liberal or any person who feels the urge to express their love and compassion can adopt a DETAINEE. In fact a promotion video has already been produced:
"ADOPT A GITMO DETAINEE" WITH LOVE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
I am sure all the detainee's will find an excellent home, but if you want to be considered as a Dad or Mom for one of the GITMO detainees, please write a letter explaining why you can provide a good and loving home for the Detainee and mail it to:
President Barack Hussein Obama
ADOPT A GITMO DETAINEE PROGRAM
1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
WASHINGTON D.C. 20500
YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE Khalid Sheik Mohammed or Abu Zubaydah living under your roof.
OBAMA RE-SWORN IN JUST TO MAKE SURE IN THE MAP ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE
At 7:35 pm, Chief Justice Roberts administred the oath of office again to Barack Hussein Obama in the map room of the White House. Robert Gibbs said the White House counsel, Greg Craig, believes the oath was fine Tuesday, but one word was out of sequence so they did this out of a "an abundance of caution." "We decided it was so much fun..." Obama joked while sitting on a couch. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool as Roberts donned his black robe. "Are you ready to take the oath?" Roberts asked. "I am, and we're going to do it very slowly," Obama replied. Oath took 25 seconds. After a flawless recitation, Roberts smiled and said, "Congratulations, again." Obama said, "Thank you, sir." Smattering of applause. "All right." Obama said. "The bad news for the pool is there's 12 more balls." Of Course everything was all right, if there would had been a legal challenge, it would of ultimately been decided by Chief Justice Robert's court, and what do you think the opinion would have been from Chief Justice Roberts?