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Pandemic - an excuse for martial law - A look at the Swine Flu Scare

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

The Swine Flu Scare, a teachable moment and a peek into scare tactics and manipulation behind the push for vaccines by the government and drug companies so that the population will be more wary of any future “mandated” policies.
For instance, anyone living in Massachusetts, should be voting out the lawmakers who voted YES on the mandatory vaccine bill. (S2028 Senate version subsequently titled H4271 House version)

Ron Paul warned the country about the “hysteria” back in April.

Dr. Mercola and others also warned the public.YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXSB2oca7f8)- 9/22/09 Judge Napolitano on Forced Vaccinations in … will a pandemic lead to Martial Law? A DOWNRIGHT SCARY PORTENT OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE US SOME DAY

Senate bill 2028 known as the “Pandemic Response Bill” (http://www.naturalnews.com/026934_health_public_health_quarantine.html) would impose fines of up to $1000 a day and up to thirty days in jail for refusing to submit to health authorities during a public health emergency.

Pandemic Bill Passes House - Not over yet !!! | MassLPA(http://www.masslpa.org/content/pandemic-bill-passes-house-not-over-yet)

YouTube - 4/30/09 Swine Flu Skeptic Ron Paul on ABC: The Sky …http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ty73YK8e0U

Dr. Paul was a freshman Congressman in 1976, during the last swine flu panic. (http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/04/not-everyone-pa.html) He says he was one of just two members of the House who voted against the emergency swine flu vaccination program ordered by President Ford. An extreme position? Not really. Only one person died from the swine flu then, but at least 25 people died because of the vaccine.

Harvard Takes it Back and Says Swine Flu was Oversold (http://rda.mercola.com/redirect/view.aspx?Email=irenegdnight@earthlink.net&Retur)
Was the swine flu pandemic ever a threat? New research reveals the massive deception and manipulation of the truth. Dr. Russell Blaylock recently shared some information that shows health officials knew very early on that H1N1 was probably not much more of a threat than the seasonal flu that surfaces every year. He says:

“Once the pandemic had been declared, virologists tested the potency of this virus using a conventional method, that is, infecting ferrets with the virus. What they found was that the H1N1 virus was no more pathogenic than the ordinary seasonal flu, even though it did penetrate slightly deeper into the lungs.
It in no way matched the pathogenecity of the 1917-1918 H1N1 virus. It also did not infect other tissues, and especially important, it did not infect the brain.
Next, they wanted to test the ability of the virus to spread among the population. The results of their tests were conflicting, but the best evidence indicated that the virus did not spread to others very well.
In fact, an unpublished study by the CDC found that when one member of a family contracted the H1N1 virus, other members of the family were infected only 10% of the time — a very low communicability.”
Of course, nothing sells vaccines like panic, so you likely did not hear about this in the media. That is, until now.
The CDC Was Way Off … Why are They Still Pushing the Vaccine?
The CDC previously estimated that the U.S. death toll from the swine flu would be around 90,000. Even using their own numbers — some 80 percent of which are in all likelihood unrelated to H1N1 — 9,820 people have actually died from H1N1 from April through November.
That would still, according to their own statistics stating that the flu kills 36,000 Americans a year, put us squarely in the middle of the mildest flu season in recent memory.

Delecia Holt, Former Congressional Candidate Faces Trial Ove MB Payment

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Posted By CotoBlogzz 12-11-2009 09:00 AM

SANTA ANA, CA - Delecia Holt, aformer congressional candidate faces trial Monday for defrauding Orange County hotels and stealing a Mercedes Benz from a local car dealership amounting to over $55,000.

Holt, 48, Aliso Viejo, is charged with nine felony counts of writing non-sufficient fund checks, one felony count each of grand theft, perjury by declaration, unlawful taking of a vehicle, defrauding an innkeeper by non-payment, aid by misrepresentation, and defrauding a telephone company. She faces sentencing enhancements for property damage over $50,000. If convicted on all counts, Holt faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and eight months in state prison. Opening statements are expected to begin Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.

In July 2005, Holt is accused of going to a Mercedes Benz dealership in Orange County and writing a bad check for just under $13,000 as a down payment for a $32,000 car. She is accused of leaving the dealer lot in the car and never making any legitimate payments for the vehicle. Holt’s account, from which the $13,000 down payment check was written, had insufficient funds and the dealership never received any monthly payments.

Between July 2007 and September 2007, Holt is accused of defrauding the Comfort Suites in Lake Forest out of $5,000. She is accused of living at the Comfort Suites and writing three separate checks with insufficient funds over the course of three months. She is accused of fleeing the hotel after failing to make any legitimate payments for her bill.

In August 2007, Holt is accused of committing perjury by intentionally deceiving the Orange County Social Services Agency by lying on a welfare document and failing to disclose that she had received income in the form of child support. She is accused of committing welfare fraud by accepting approximately $900 in welfare funds for which she was ineligible.

In October 2007, Holt is accused of hosting a comedy night fundraiser at a Dana Point hotel under the pretense of raising money for Habitat for Humanity. The failed event did not raise any money. Holt is accused of writing a check for $15,000 to the hotel from a personal account to cover the cost of the event. She is accused of writing a check to the four comedians totaling $2,000. She is accused of intentionally writing the checks knowing her account had insufficient funds. The checks were declined when the victims attempted to deposit them. She is accused of failing to pay the photographer and videographer.

Between December 2007 and November 2008, Holt is accused of opening multiple phone line accounts through the Sprint telephone company. She is accused of failing to make any payments on the more than $5,400 bills for those phone lines.

In April 2008, Holt is accused of writing a $3,000 check to Regal Entertainment Group as payment for advertisements they ran for her reality business in movie theaters prior to the beginning of movies. She is accused of having insufficient funds and her check was declined. She is accused of failing to make a legitimate payment to Regal Entertainment Group.

In 2005, Holt ran as a write-in candidate for the 47th Congressional District in Orange County. In 2006, Holt was a candidate for the 53rd Congressional District in San Diego.

Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche of the Major Fraud Unit is prosecuting this case.

Harry’s Mis-Use of Revisionist Civil Rights History

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

HARRY REID TWISTS CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY TO BASH GOP

By Frances Rice

Confident that liberal historians have successfully re-written civil rights history, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brazenly compared Republican health care reform opponents to supporters of slavery, ignoring the fact that the Democratic Party fought to expand slavery while the Republican Party fought to end it. Not satisfied with just playing the race card on the senate floor, the Nevada Democrat also accused Republicans of opposing women’s suffrage, never mind that the Republican Party also championed women’s rights.

Democrats sang a different tune when inner-city minister Rev. Wayne Perryman sued the Democratic Party for that party’s 150-year history of racism, a case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Democrats came into court and, under oath, admitted their racist past that Sen. Reid is now trying to foist on the shoulders of Republicans. In court, Democrats refused to apologize for their racism and, using an army of lawyers, relied on the legal technicality of “standing” to avoid a court order against them, knowing they can take the black vote for granted.

So, what did the Democrats admit under oath? Below are highlights of civil rights history. For additional details, see the NBRA Civil Rights Newsletter posted on the website of the National Black Republican Association.

As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. Democrats have been running black communities for the past 40 years, and the failed socialist policies of the Democrats have turned those communities into economic and social wastelands. Incredibly, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions created by Democrats. Since the so-called War on Poverty of the 1960’s, over nine trillion dollars have been spent on poverty-related programs, with no movement in the poverty needle.

Etched in history and exposed in Perryman’s book, “Unfounded Loyalty”, is the sordid details of Democratic Party racism - past and present. The Democratic Party, through its racist agenda and “States’ Rights” claim to own slaves, sought to protect and preserve the institution of slavery from 1792 to 1865, thus keeping enslaved millions of blacks. Democrats formed the Confederacy, seceded from the Union and fought a Civil War (1861 to 1865), a war where over 600,000 citizens were killed, including many thousands of blacks. In his book, Perryman also provides the details about how the Republican Party was started in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, fought to free blacks from slavery and championed civil rights for blacks and women.

During the Civil War, Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 which ordered the freeing of slaves in states that were rebelling against Union forces. Republicans passed the Thirteenth Amendment on January 31, 1865 that was ratified on December 6, 1865 to abolish all slavery in the United States.

Democrats passed discriminatory Black Codes in 1865 to suppress, restrict, and deny blacks the same privileges as whites. The Codes forced blacks to serve as apprentices to their former slave masters. Democrats also prevented blacks from getting the promised “40 acres and a mule”.

In 1866, the Ku Klux Klan was started by Democrats to lynch and terrorize Republicans, black and white, and the Ku Klux Klan became the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party. Over 3,000 Republicans were killed by the Klan, of whom 1,000 were white and 2,000 were black. Details about the Democratic Party and the Ku Klux Klan can be found in the book “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner.

To counter the discriminatory and terrorizing actions by Democrats, Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that were designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Further, the Fourteenth Amendment championed by Republicans was ratified in 1868 that granted blacks citizenship. The Fifteenth Amendment also championed by Republicans was ratified in 1870 that granted blacks the right to vote.

Determined to stop blacks from having equal rights, Democrats passed discriminatory Jim Crow Laws starting in 1875 to restrict the rights of blacks to use public facilities. In response, Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which prohibited racial discrimination in public facilities.

Shamefully, Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws, and when the Democrats regained control of Congress in 1892, they passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that overturned civil right laws enacted by Republicans.

Further, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Democrats and against blacks in the case of “Plessy v. Ferguson” in 1896 where the Supreme Court established the “separate but equal” doctrine. That opinion stated that it was not a violation of the U.S. Constitution to have separate facilities for blacks. It took Republicans nearly six decades to end these restrictions and finally get the civil rights laws of the 1950’s and 1960’s passed over the objection of the Democrats.

During the civil rights era of the 1960’s, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought to stop Democrats from denying civil rights to blacks. It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican as has been affirmed by one of his nieces.

Dr. King fought against Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor in Birmingham who let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators.

Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox famously brandished ax handles to prevent blacks from patronizing his restaurant. Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked the entrance of two black students at the University of Alabama in 1963 and thundered, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”. All of these racist Democrats remained Democrats until the day they died. In fact, racist Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks.

The so-called “Dixiecrats” remained Democrats and did not migrate to the Republican Party. The Dixiecrats were a group of Southern Democrats who, in the 1948 national election, formed a third party, the State’s Rights Democratic Party with the slogan: “Segregation Forever!” Even so, they continued to be Democrats for all local and state elections, as well as for all future national elections.

The Democratic Party supported the Topeka, Kansas school board in opposition to school integration in the 1954 “Brown v. Topeka Board of Education” Supreme Court decision by Chief Justice Earl Warren who was appointed by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower. This landmark decision ended school segregation and declared that the “separate but equal” doctrine created by the 1896 “Plessy v. Ferguson” decision violated the 14th Amendment.

After the Brown decision, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus tried to prevent desegregation of a Little Rock public school. President Eisenhower sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate the schools and pushed through the 1957 Civil Rights Act. In 1958, Eisenhower established a permanent US Civil Rights Commission that had been rejected by prior Democrat presidents, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Little known is the fact that Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, pushed through the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. In fact, Dirksen was instrumental in the passage of civil rights legislation in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hailed Senator Dirksen’s “able and courageous Leadership”, and “The Chicago Defender”, the largest black-owned daily at that time, praised Senator Dirksen “for the grand manner of his generalship behind the passage of the best civil rights measures that have ever been enacted into law since Reconstruction”.

The chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd (a former official in the Ku Klux Klan). Democrat Senator Byrd who conducted a filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act is still in Congress. None of those racist Democrats became Republicans.

Democrats ignore the pivotal role played by Senator Dirksen in obtaining passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, while heralding President Johnson as a civil rights advocate for signing the bill. Notably, in his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965, Johnson mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights. Information about Johnson’s anemic civil rights policy positions can be found in the “Public Papers of the President, Lyndon B. Johnson,” 1965, vol. 1, p.1-9.

In their campaign to unfairly paint the Republican Party today as racist, Democrats point to President Johnson’s prediction that there would be an exodus from the Democratic Party because of Johnson’s signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Omitted from the Democrats’ rewritten history is what Johnson actually meant by his prediction.

Johnson’s statement was not made out of a concern that racist Democrats would suddenly join the Republican Party that was fighting for the civil rights of blacks. Instead, Johnson feared that the racist Democrats would again form a third party, such as the short-lived States Rights Democratic Party. In fact, Alabama’s Democrat Governor George C. Wallace in 1968 started the American Independent Party that attracted other racist candidates, including Democrat Atlanta Mayor (later Governor of Georgia) Lester Maddox.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is also lauded as a civil rights advocate. In reality, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil rights Act while he was a senator. After he became president, John F. Kennedy opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican. Dr. King criticized Kennedy for ignoring civil rights issues. This criticism was one of the reasons that Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

When the King family sought help with getting Dr. King out of a Birmingham jail, Richard Nixon did not respond because he knew that no individual Republican could have any control over the actions of the racist Democrats in the South. Kennedy’s civil rights advisor, Harris Wofford who was a personal friend of Dr. King, made a telephone call on behalf of President Kennedy without Kennedy’s knowledge that resulted in Dr. King’s release. Kennedy was angry about the call because he feared that he would lose the Southern vote. History shows, though, that the call By Wofford eventually worked in Kennedy’s favor and is the primary reason so many blacks wrongly revere Kennedy today.

In the arsenal of the Democrats is a condemnation of Republican President Richard Nixon for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” These same Democrats expressed no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years, yet unfairly deride Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party that began in the 1970’s. Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” was an effort on his part to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were discriminating against blacks. Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal in 2007.

As the co-architect of Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, Pat Buchanan provided a first-hand account of the origin and intent of that strategy in a 2002 article. In that article, Buchanan wrote that when Nixon kicked off his historic comeback in 1966 with a column about the South (written by Buchanan), Nixon declared that the Republican Party would be built on a foundation of states rights, human rights, small government and a strong national defense, and leave it to the “party of Maddox, Mahoney and Wallace to squeeze the last ounce of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice”.

The fact that Republicans today are not racist is explained clearly in the article”The Myth of the Racist Republicans” by Gerard Alexander that is posted on the Claremont Institute’s website.

Democrats generate false charges of racism against the Republican Party in order to keep blacks from voting for Republicans by making unfair accusations against Republican leaders such as Trent Lott who Democrats denounced for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond. However, there was silence when Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd praised Senator Byrd, a former official in the Ku Klux Klan, as someone who would have been “a great senator for any moment.” Senator Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan. After Thurmond had a change of heart and joined the party of freedom and equality for blacks - the Republican Party - Thurmond defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats.

While claiming to care about diversity, Democrats readily demean black Republicans who do not toe the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda line, denigrating them as “sellouts”, “Uncle Toms”, “House Negroes”, “House N-word”, and worse.

The time is now for Democrats, starting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to stop using race baiting as a political weapon and apologize to blacks for their history of racism so that our nation can finally heal our racial wounds.

The NBRA delivered a petition in 2007 to Sen. Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding an apology for the Democratic Party’s racist history. We also sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he, as the leader of the Democratic Party, issue a formal proclamation of apology for the documented atrocities and accumulated wrongs inflicted upon black Americans by the Democratic Party for over 150 years.

It’s the right thing to do, but we won’t hold our breath.

Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, a lawyer and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She can be contacted at: www.NBRA.info

AARP Has Abdicated its Responsibility

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

LETTERS

TO: Mr. A. Barry Rand, Executive Director of AARP

Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith…

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it’s abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!

We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces whom we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities.

This Presidential Administration scares the living daylights out of us. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage, but even more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic… I have never in my life endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don’t have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist mind set in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities it requires.

Your web site generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Someone has broken into our ‘house’, invaded our home without our invitation or consent. The President has insisted we keep the perpetrator in comfort and learn the perp language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.

I DON’T choose to welcome them.

I DON’T choose to support them.

I DON’T choose to educate them.

I DON’T choose to medicate them, pay for their food or clothing.

American home invaders get arrested.

Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get?

Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break & enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living.. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current administration. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America . Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than one which is power driven.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you..

I am disappointed as hell.

I am scared as hell..

I am MAD as hell, and I’m NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy, Miller Farms Equine Transport

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THE ATTACK ON RUSH LIMBAUGH - AN ANATOMY OF FABRICATED RACISM

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

THE ATTACK ON RUSH LIMBAUGH - AN ANATOMY OF FABRICATED RACISM

By Frances Rice

Fear is as effective in enslaving us as iron shackles. One more nail was hammered deeply into America’s freedom coffin when a group of private sector entrepreneurs were intimidated by race hustlers into ousting talk show host Rush Limbaugh from the consortium formed to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Armed with nothing more than demonstrably false charges of racism, fabricated to destroy Limbaugh, several black NFL players claimed publicly that they would never play for a team owned by Limbaugh. Into the cauldron of racial slime jumped the usual race mongering suspects, The Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton - aided by the liberal media, including CNN, MSNBC and their ilk.

The phony charge of racism is continuously used as a weapon to silence conservatives who dare stand up for our nation’s traditional values and oppose the radical socialist agenda of Democrats and the Obama Administration. Limbaugh deserves our gratitude for showing no fear of the race-baiters, fighting back and helping to preserve the freedoms that have made this country great.

Frances Rice, a retired lawyer and US Army Lieutenant Colonel, is chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info

OCSD More Bureaucracy, Less Accountability- A new Desk for Mr. Burris

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Posted by CotoBlogzz 10-07-2009 3:00 PM

Ryan Burris, assistant to the Orange County Sheriff has a new gig: Manager of Government Relations. In his new position, Mr. Burris “…will work to expand his contacts to include state legislators and members of Congress who represent Orange County. He is planning a conference for staff of state legislators and members of Congress to open new lines of communication that will help ensure that the Department has the support it needs to fulfill it’s responsibilities to protect the public,” according an announcement in the OCSD’s blog.

Mr. Burris’ greatest accomplishment since joining the department some seven plus years? The OCSD’s Blog!

The same announcement states that Mr. Burris “.. finds that despite the appointment of Sheriff Sandra Hutchens who promised honesty and transparency, despite the hard work of good and honest people who make up the vast majority of the Department, there remains distrust of the Department by many elected officials. Ryan said that trust is something that has to be earned and re-establishing trust after it has been lost is no easy task.”

Mr. Burris is right about trust. For example, how can you trust a department that as a general rule does not keep track of vital indicators that can lead directly to institutionalize a culture of accountability. That is, if the trees make hay in the forest and no one sees them, and there is not record of the hay the made, can they be really held accountable?

Even Steven Connely from the OCSD’s Office of the Independent Review for example is unable to determine what accountability means.

Along these lines, perhaps it is not surprising that the Orange County Sheriff Coroner’s Office has a 26% reject rate on cases sent to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Orange County Sheriff Department has a 20% reject rate, while the Santa Ana Police Department has a 12% reject rate and the CHP- Capistrano office has a 6% reject rate. The SAPD and the CHP do keep track, while the OCSD does not. This is offered to support Rudy Guiulaini’s assertion when he fixed the NYC police department that “if you do not measure it, you cannot manage it”.

So, while Mr. Burris new gig includes building up his Rolodex with names of politicians, we should point out that lobbyist in Sacramento outnumber lawmakers by a ratio of 8-1. This humbly suggests that the best way for the OCSD to build trust is not to be associated with the distrustful (lawyers and politicians are the least trusted profession) but to develop a process using key indicators to institutionalize a culture of accountability, for example

Afghanistan and the Olympics

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Posted by Joseph Morabito at 9:43 PM October 1, 2009

http://www.nationalfreedomforum.com/2009/10/afganistan-and-olympics.html

This week President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made a major “sacrifice” to fly separately one day apart at tax payer expense to Copenhagen, Denmark to pitch Chicago for the summer Olympics in 2016. They were joined by Chicago resident Oprah Winfrey. Well isn’t that nice. In the mean time, the American General McChrystal in charge of the war in Afghanistan was told to slow down his report asking for 40,000 more troops to insure that our country is not defeated in Afghanistan so that President Obama can devise a new “strategy” presumably different from the one Obama announced last spring.

So while American soldiers are dying in Afghanistan, President Obama and the First Lady are having a great time in Denmark making a case for hosting the Olympics in Chicago. Hello, the President obviously has a priority problem. When oh when is this President going to get out of campaign mode and start acting like the President of the United States. Nothing is more important than our national security. In the last week, the FBI foiled a number of Terrorist (and Yes they are Terrorist) plots in the United States that would have resulted in the murder of thousands of innocent Americans. Yet our President is in Denmark pitching Chicago for the Olympics.

Mr. President, do you understand that your primary responsibility is to serve as Commander and Chief; not the Campaigner and Chief. Every day Obama dithers over a decision related to Afghanistan, he is putting American soldier’s lives at stake. And, oh by the way, it has been reported that Obama has not talked directly to the American General McChrystal, that he appointed to execute the war in Afghanistan, in more than 70 days. We can be sure that President Obama has had numerous discussions with his CommiCZARS in this same time period; but not with the General in charge of the war in Afghanistan. There is something very wrong with this entire picture.

It would be nice if Chicago secures the Olympics in 2016; though if it happens it will be at the expense of the Reno/Lake Tahoe bid for the winter Olympics in 2018 that Senator Harry Reid of Nevada should be pitching. Perhaps, it warranted a trip by Vice President, Joe Biden as more appropriate since he doesn’t have much to do anyway; but for Obama to waste his time in Denmark while we are at war and Americans are dying in Afghanistan is just plain disgraceful.

Deposed Green Job’s Czar Jone’s LUC

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Posted by CotoBlogzz 09-06-2009 11:00 AM

Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, founder of the group Colorofchange.org, which promotes action among African Americans launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon Fox News’s the Glenn Beck show.

The aforementioned move apparently succeeded, given that some 30+ advertisers, including Wal-Mart, CVS Drugs, Clorox and UPS heeded the group’s call and stopped advertising on the show.

Undaunted, Beck continued with this expose of Jones, using Jones’ own words. Plenty of material can easily be found online for and against the deposed Czar, who resigned overnight, because of a vicious campaign launched against him – The Outcome we referred to as Jone’s LUC – the Law Of Unintended Consequences

Given the facts surrounding Van Jones’ radicalism that have come to the surface, thanks in most part to Beck’s research, is it too much to ask of the 30+ advertisers, including Wal-Mart, CVS Drugs, Clorox and UPS to apologize not only to Beck, but to their respective consumers?

DEMOCRATS – WHY ALL THE NAZI RHETORIC?

Friday, August 14th, 2009

DEMOCRATS – WHY ALL THE NAZI RHETORIC?

(c)By Frances Rice, Chairman of the National Black Republican Association

“NYTimes: Obama’s Economic Ideas Great… Just Like Hitler’s Were?” by Warner Todd Huston provides an analysis of the stunning comparison of President Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler made by David Leonhardt in “The New York Times” which is owned by a Jewish family. Huston’s article can be found on the Internet at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2009/04/03/nytimes-obamas-economic-ideas-great-just-hitlers-were . Leonhardt’s article “Times Topics: Economic Stimulus” is on the Internet at: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/business/economy/01leonhardt.html?_r=4&ref=business

In his article, Huston expresses amazement over two equally astonishing facts. First, Leonhardt’s admission that Obama is just like Hitler, and second, Leonhardt didn’t mean it as an insult. Leonhardt, Huston points out, was saying that it was a good thing that, in an economic sense, Obama was being like Hitler. Huston explains how Leonhardt encourages Americans to ignore World War II and the Holocaust and just focus on how Hitler’s polices were good for Germany because Hitler, in essence, made the trains run on time.
With a level of hubris reserved only for Democrats, Leonhardt wrote approvingly about how Obama is emulating Hitler’s economic policies with massive “stimulus” spending and the take over of private industry.
Obama, incredibly, provided credence to Leonhardt’s assessment of Obama as being Hitler-like when, with a straight face, Obama looked Americans straight in the eye during his New Hampshire town hall meeting and declared that he has never favored a single-payer health insurance plan. Yet, there is a video of Obama stating, unequivocally, that he does favor a single-payer health insurance plan. That video can be found on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAyan1fXCE .
Just as deceptive was Obama’s declaration that Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia was the author of the “end-of-life” language, but Isakson later publicly stated that he had nothing to do with the Democrat-devised legislation.
Democrats expressed no outrage over Lenohardt’s favorable comparison of Obama to Hitler. Yet, Democrats reflexively use Hitler references to denigrate average Americans who oppose Obama’s government-run health care scheme.
The reason Americans do not what ObamaCare are clearly explained in a video by the Cato Institute on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-1ZfFBMf8s .
Details about ObamaCare can be found in the article “Physicians speak out on health care bill - Many say the costly plan won’t fix problems” by Cindy Horswell on the Internet at:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6563705.html .
The Democrat’s 1,000-page health care scheme would:
· Restrict the enrollment of people with special needs (page 354)
· Decide what level of “end-of-life” treatment you receive, according to a pre-determined government-mandated schedule managed by a government “death” panel (page 430)
· Build government databases which include your private, personal medical history (page 503)
· Work to systematically “increase birth intervals between pregnancies,” opening the very real possibility of forced, tax-payer funded abortions (page 768)
· Have the federal government serve as the final, ultimate authority on which health care conditions will be treated, dramatically increasing the likelihood of rationing (page 800).
Average Americans are alarmed by the $1 trillion increase in entitlement spending. They are incensed by the failure by Democrats to explain legislation that would cause 119 million people to lose their private health care insurance and socialize 17 percent of the economy, while leaving 36 million Americans uninsured. Americans understand that what is truly “un-American” is the very idea that 300 million Americans should place their personal health care decisions in the hands of a Democrat-controlled Congress.
Seniors are opposed to the $500 billion cut in medicare and the Government having the right to decide if health care for seniors is worth the cost. Those seniors exercising their freedom of speech at town hall meetings are accused by Democrats of being the kind of people, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who go around “carrying swastikas.” Closer to the truth is Leonhardt’s analysis of Obama’s socialist actions, since the word “Nazi” is an acronym for National German Socialist Workers’ Party.

In his article “Obama’s Authoritarian Style” found on the Internet at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574341111401651266.html James Taranto writes about how one of Obama’s special assistants urged supporters on the White House Web site of ObamaCare to report dissent: “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov “.

If ever there was an example of a totalitarian tactic and an assault on our civil liberties, that White House website is it. Texas Sen. John Cornyn accused the White House of compiling an “enemies list” and asked Obama to halt the collection of information on Americans who are merely exercising their constitutional right to seek from the Government a redress of grievances. A video of Sen. Cornyn can be found on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QLpErbWGLA and an article at: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/state/stories/DN-cornynflag_06nat.ART.State.Edition1.4bb4d44.html

Part of the Democrats’ orchestrated effort to silence opposition includes accusing protestors of being “un-American” and an “angry mob”. An even more troubling aspect is the deployment of union thugs to intimidate and attack protestors. Goons from the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) physically assaulted a black Conservative, Kenneth Gladney, who was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags after a town hall meeting in Missouri.
According to “The St. Louis Post-Dispatch”, six people were arrested by the St. Louis County police after the Gladney beating — two on suspicion of assault, one for resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances. There was no media uproar over the racial slurs, including calling him the “N-word”, hurled at Gladney by the angry mob of liberal Democrats. Thuggish Democrats stomped Gladney, time and again, sending him to the emergency room of the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. The video of the Gladney beating can be found on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpfU_AC7Ls .
An interview of Gladney is on the Internet at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgjMF3y1ytQ&feature=related

The assault on Gladney calls to mind the fact that during the 1960’s, Democrats physically attacked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Republican, and bombed his home several times because he dared to protest peacefully against the Democrats who were denying civil rights to blacks. Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Conner in Alabama let loose vicious dogs and turned skin-burning fire hoses on black civil rights protestors. In March of 1968, while referring to Dr. King’s leaving Memphis, Tennessee after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. For more details, see the article “Democrats Smeared MLK in the 1960’s” at: http://cache.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/NationalBlackRepublicanAssociation2009/Democrats%20Smeared%20MLK%20in%20the%201960’s.pdf

“You Are Terrifying Us - Voters send a message to Washington, and get an ugly response” by Peggy Noonan shows how attacking American citizens is a desperate move by Democrats. That article is on the Internet at:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204908604574334623330098540.html

When President George W. Bush was in office, Democrats and their leftist groups, such as ACORN, ANSWER, Code Pink, USAction and MoveOn.Org, are famous for declaring that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism” as is demonstrated by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in his article “Remember when protest was patriotic?” which is on the Internet at:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Sunday_Reflections/Remember-when-protest-was-patriotic-52767517.html

Hypocritically, when left-wing groups protest, Democrats call it “community organizing,” but when conservative groups protest, Democrats call it phony “astroturfing”, that is conservative protestors are fake grassroots, just like astroturf is fake grass. Obama encouraged leftist groups to “argue with neighbors and get in their face”, and that video showing Obama is urging his supporters to act like an angry mob is on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4 . Even more chilling is the video of Obama stating his intention to set up a civilian national security force that is on the Internet at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwaAVJITx1Y&feature=related

“Mr. President, Americans are not an ‘angry mob’” is an Washington Examiner editorial which shows how the Obama Administration is turning America into a country that is at war with its own people and can be found on the Internet at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/Mr_-President_-Americans-are-not-an-_angry-mob_-8076144-52674832.html

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
– George Orwell

The truth about how Americans gave of their lives and treasure to gain freedom for ourselves and others around the globe was not learned by Obama at the feet of his childhood mentor and avowed communist, Frank Marshall Davis, nor in college where Obama was taught by Marxist professors, nor in the church of his anti-American pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Obama’s failure to understand that Americans are freedom-loving people is the reason he is blind to the depth of opposition to the universal, single-payer health care scheme that will result in expanded government and a loss of freedom.
”When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

In The Declaration of Independence, our founders wrote:
“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

Showing his passion for freedom on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke on behalf of all who love liberty.
“They tell us, sir, that we are weak — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

“Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable — and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!

“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!” — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
– Patrick Henry

Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted at: www.NBRA.info

Minding with the Czars

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Posted by CotoBlogzz 05-08-2009 4:00 PM
http://www.atwebo.com/cotobuzz/2009/POLITICS/CotoPOLITICSMindCzar.htm

As of this writing, the White House is still looking for a CyberSecurity Czar. But no never mind. There are plenty of Czars to go around. Arguably, the bear hug embrace of the Czars system by the Czarista President, concerns many people, including some at the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Not only for the lack of transparency and accountability, but by the shady past of some of the so-called Czars.

Now, there is the Mind Control Initiative aimed at identifying viral misinformation anent Health Care Reform. The White House is encouraging residents to snitch on their cyber buddies if they see and or receive questionable emails. Forget about the First Amendment, this Mind Control initiative has some lawmakers concerned, including Texas Sen. John Cornnyn who has asked the President himself to cease and desist the practice immediately.

We do not know what happens to the snitcher or the snitchee, if the snitcher happens to provide misleading information, or if the snitchee is simply invoking free speech rights.

Additionally, a grass roots effort has been launched to stop the practice. As of this writing, we do not know if this is simply Astroturf®, or a manufactured mob of right wing senior citizens, but we do know that some are turning themselves in for health care hate crimes or turning Team Obama in for fishy misinformation by emailing flag@whitehouse.gov