SUDDENLY ITS THE SUMMER OF EVERYONE'S DISCONTENT
AND WE'RE NOT EVEN TO THE FOURTH OF JULY.
The Democrats are plotting mutiny over Nancy Pelosi's
vast and costly scheme to make the weather behave.
Bankrupt General Motors gets a new president
who says he doesn't know anything about cars.
Barack Obama wants the feds to decree
how much an executive should be paid for his work.
The president's erstwhile pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright,
with more tall tales of Jewish perfidy.
Hil and Bill (he no longer gets top billing even at home)
not only can't elect a governor of Virginia
but can't even get a pal elected the a state legislature, and
Barney Frank, ever alert to the sight of a camera,
walks out of a television interview.
It's enough to make a body cry,
or at least laugh,
except in Austria,
which is seriously bracing for the opening of Sacha Baron Cohen's
latest summer prank, a movie called "Bruno."
Austria is the land of the waltz, the Sacher torte
and a certain pioneer in ethnic cleansing,
and Baron Cohen's new movie is a tribute,
if anyone wants to call it that,
to the original fatherland.
But satire is an acquired taste that the Austrians have not yet acquired.
"Bruno" is an over-the-top gay fashionista who dreams of being the most famous Austrian since Hitler, and yearns "to live the Austrian dream of finding a partner, buying a dungeon and starting a family." Baron Cohen's first movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefits Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" did for Kazakhstan what Bill Clinton did for Arkansas, and now the baron is doing it all over Austria. (There's even a cameo role for Arkansas.)
One of our own barons - Rep. Barney Frank, a baron of the House of Representatives - indulged in a little theater himself this week. When he didn't like the way the questions were asked, he got in a catfight with a television interviewer over the Obama administration's hectoring of private companies to limit the pay of their executives. So he did his Dan Rather impersonation and rudely walked off the set in mid-question.
For now the Democrats say they only want to limit how publicly traded companies can pay their executives, but anyone who has been in Washington for more than a fortnight knows what's coming next. Wall Street today, Main Street tomorrow. The president knows better than to waste a crisis.
But Barney assured witnesses at a congressional hearing that "we're not talking here about the amount. We are talking here about the structure of compensation. And I believe the structure of compensation has been flawed." Not as flawed as the way congressmen structure their own pay, of course, with automatic raises and a flood of hidden perks, but you could ask Barney or any other congressman and he would tell you, "Well, that's different."
Gene Sperling, an aide to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, said pshaw, nobody's about to tell corporations how to make out the payroll. "I can say with a certainty that nobody in the Obama administration is proposing such a thing," he told a House committee Thursday. But - and there's always the "but" - he was willing to lay out a case for how companies could contribute to financial crisis if they are not closely supervised by strict nannies armed with the weapons of government.
Bill Clinton, for his part, continues to demonstrate that good times are never forever. This could be an object lesson for gloomy Republicans who imagine that Barack Obama is the agent of doom that lies just around the corner. Only yesterday the Boy President's magic worked everywhere. He went into Virginia this spring to campaign for Terry McAuliffe, the bag man for the campaigns of both Hil and Bill who aspired to be the governor of Virginia. When the public-opinion polls throughout winter and spring showed Gov. Terry McAuliffe to be as inevitable as President Hillary Clinton, Bill figured it was safe to campaign for him. Bill was so confident of his mojo, in fact, that he hit the stump for another paltrying only for the state legislature. He ran a dismal third, demonstrating, perhaps, that ex-presidents just ain't what they used to be.
The skies all over America seemed littered with little clouds no bigger than a ladylike fist, if an observant Democrat took the trouble to look. Clouds can blow away as quickly as they arrive, but sometimes they come with rain and flood. If nothing else, they're witness to the iron law of life, that summer, winter or fall, nothing recedes like success.
WHEN DISCONTENT STALKS THE LAND
by Wesley Pruden
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
12 June 09
Wesley Pruden is editor emeritus of The Washington Times.
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution,
and it is even possible that he is not a United States
citizen at all.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.
- Leo Rugiens
WASHINGTON D.C., April 1, 2009: In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the report stating that this was obviously another attempt by a right-wing conservative group to discredit the president and undermine the administration's efforts to move the country in a new direction.
Britain's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned", leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
According to Associated Press story shown below, Obama's tramscripts from Occidential College show that he was an undergradraduate at the school under the name Barry Soetoro, and received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. I did a search using "Smoking gun finally found."
Here are a few of the websites that came up. None said it was false.