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To: Celtictrader who wrote (88201)5/13/2012 10:55:34 AM
From: longnshort
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Florida investigation reveals 180,000 non-citizens may be registered to vote

Posted by Dan Spencer ( Diary)

Saturday, May 12th at 3:44PM EDT

Florida officials have discovered that 180,000 registered voters may be non-citizens.

A CBS4/Miami Herald analysis of information supplied by Miami-Dade shows a large number of the potential non-citizens voters cast ballots in the past — including the 2000 election, when the presidency was decided by just over 500 votes.

According to Deputy Supervisor of Elections Christina White, there are a “lot of non-citizens on our registration rolls.”

Florida’s Division of Elections is checking the citizenship of voters by comparing drivers license records, which show whether a licensed driver is also a U.S. citizen.

Non-citizens are able to become registered voters in Florida because if a non-citizen checks the box on the voter registration form that says they are a citizen they are registered to vote, because the form is signed under oath.

Those registered who are identified as possible non-citizens are reported to the State Attorney’s office The States Attorney may charge anyone who unlawfully registered to vote with a felony.

According to the Heritage Foundation’s Hans Von Spakovsky, Florida’s investigation is only looking at legal immigrants, not illegal aliens, who may have registered to vote even though they are not citizens. Von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Elections Commission, says that Florida is doing the right thing with this investigation, but is only scratching the surface. Florida can’t check for illegal aliens who registered to vote because the Federal government is not giving Florida access to Immigration and Naturalization Service records which would help identify illegals who have registered to vote.

You can watch Bill Hemmer and Hans Von Spakovsky discuss Florida’s investigation of non-citizens illegally voting in the accompanying video here.

Nearly four years after CNN reported on the scandalous ACORN voter fraud, and those fraudulent voter registrations were converted into fraudulent votes, we are still struggling to prevent voter fraud. Instead of working to prevent voter fraud, the Obama regime goes so far as to sue some states that require voters to show a photo ID in order to vote.

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To: Celtictrader who wrote (88201)5/13/2012 10:58:03 AM
From: longnshort
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Judy Miller on WaPo's Romney Smear: 'Where Are the Comparable Pieces About Obama?'
By Noel Sheppard | May 13, 2012 | 01:14

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N SCOTT, HOST: So where is the 5,000-word report on the President's cocaine experimentation, for instance, when he was a teenager? JUDY MILLER, WRITER AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well that's exactly right. I mean, if we're going to start looking at 50-year-old pranks or things that Mitt Romney may be embarrassed about now, you have to ask where are the comparable pieces about Barack Obama’s missing background? Where is the law school period in New York? Where are the string of girlfriends that he now doesn't want to talk about? And is that fair game?

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To: Celtictrader who wrote (88201)5/13/2012 11:02:29 AM
From: longnshort
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Elizabeth Warren: Senate Candidate, Marxist Author & Shameless Race Grifter

[/ElizabethWarren.jpg[/img]Elizabeth Warren’s reign of fraudulent incompetence would be more startling if she wasn’t just a robotic Marxist, simply treading the well-worn path used by millions of other leftist charlatans. But given the high stakes of her current MA US Senate bid, her addiction to underhanded maneuvering must be exposed. Her Harvard law professorship affords status to continue the progressive dream of demanding crippled Marxist ideals for public policy. Warren bellows for doomed-to-fail socialist policies which have only ever created human disaster. And, as always, this is done in the deified name of the People, despite Marxist ideology always uniformly harming the most destitute.

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As the inexplicably blonde-haired, blue-eyed “Native American” Warren cannot produce any hard evidence of her racial status, we must ask: Is she a pathological grifter? ( Online Etymology Dictionary defines grifter as a: “confidence trickster.”) Indeed, her entire history is littered with questionable elements. Warren’s greatest hits include a desultory publishing history—partner of admitted Marxists, producing flabby scholarship so anemic other academics described it as unbecoming of even an undergrad. Now, after rejection as Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Czar, she is caught up in another scandal. The sanctimonious, hectoring, holier-than-thou Marxist Warren used a bogus racial heritage to grease the skids into an Ivy League professorship.

Ethical dwarf Warren is subject of today’s essay as her larcenous race-grifting so stunningly contradicts the mindless Marxist moralizing she regularly spouts as often as Old Faithful. Overall, it’s an absolute imperative to halt implacable leftists demanding an America coup. We cannot save the West if we do not challenge individual Marxists whose dream is to cripple Capitalism while extinguishing the God-given rights of free born men and women across this great land.

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I. Who is Elizabeth Warren? An Oklahoma native, Elizabeth Warren was a sometimes student and mother before divorcing and applying to Rutgers Law. She went on to several law school teaching positions. She was eventually hired by Harvard where her second husband was a law professor. A childhood incident of supposedly losing the family car after her father’s health crisis led to a fixation on how health care affects bankruptcies.

At Harvard she authored and co-authored a number of articles, including some on bankruptcy. Warren helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for Barack Obama, but was blocked from heading it over concern regarding her progressive views. After this setback, she decided to run for US Senate against Scott Brown for the seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.

II. Professor Sitting Bull’s University Marxism A. Academic Publishing: Substandard Scholarship Warren distinguished herself by publishing on Bankruptcy. Yet, other academics who perused her work describe the finished product as appallingly substandard. Wrote one source:

A Northwestern University peer review of her 2005 paper ripped it apart, arguing “the methods were so poor they gave cover to those who want to dismiss the problems of the uninsured ‚Äî they can say the only paper out there uses a suspect method.”

ABC News suggested she was exercising a hidden agenda to promote a government-run health system. Sure enough, President Obama in 2009 seized on her findings to argue for socialized medicine: “The cost of health care now causes a bankruptcy in America every 30 seconds.”

In fact, as ABC pointed out, the claim cannot be supported by empirical evidence. Asked where he got the flawed data, the White House cited the 2005 study by “Professor Warren.”

An extensive expose of Warren’s shoddy methodology of her desultory compositions was penned by Megan McArdle, senior editor for The Atlantic, in an article titled Elizabeth Warren and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Utterly Misleading Bankruptcy Study:

Elizabeth Warren has another study out showing that medical expenses contribute to more than half of all bankruptcies—indeed, this time, it’s 70%, up from the 50% she found in 2001.

Now, it is possible that this is true. The fact that it seems to disagree with every other study I’ve ever read that is not authored by Elizabeth Warren, and also, the self-reports of the people in her study (only 1/3rd attribute their bankruptcy to a health problem) could just be a fluke. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s wrong.

Yet upon closer examination, it turns out it’s not just wrong, but actively, aggressively wrong. Warren and her co-authors have obscured important and obvious facts that call the integrity of the work into serious question.

There is, of course, a large amount of terrible advocacy masquerading of social science out there, and too many journals and journalists abet it. But this is particularly troubling because Elizabeth Warren is now in charge of overseeing the TARP program for Congress. What other inconvenient facts is she shielding us from?

The clear point of McArdle’s article is Warren sacrifices academic integrity to service her progressive gods, schlepping for Marxist beliefs. Another writer states, “The studies suffer from what economists and statisticians call “selection bias,” meaning the sample is not random.” This bias becomes even clearer when it turns out that several of Warren’s writing partners are themselves Marxists. Despite being blocked from stewarding CFPB, Warren is still a crucial “academic” source for Obama’s drastic health measures.

McArdle discusses Warren’s poor research in another article titled, Considering Elizabeth Warren, the Scholar, stating,

Does this persistent tendency to choose odd metrics that inflate the case for some left wing cause matter? If Warren worked at a think tank, you’d say, “Ah, well, that’s the genre.” On the other hand, you’d also tend to regard her stuff with a rather beady eye. It’s unlikely to have been splashed across the headline of every newspaper in the United States. Her work gets so much attention because it comes from a Harvard professor. And this isn’t Harvard caliber material—not even Harvard undergraduate.

III. Elizabeth “Running Mouth” Warren: 1/32nd Cherokee, 31/32nd Marxist A truly amusing aspect of leftism is how loudly liberals condemn others for failing to adhere to ethical standards to which they themselves appear deathly allergic. Elizabeth Warren built a career claiming the system is defrauding health care patients, many whom she claimed end up in bankruptcy. Yet Warren herself defrauds the entire Native American community—one of America’s most challenged sub-segments—by falsely commandeering their identity to further her own career. In other words, for Progressives and Pragmatists like Warren, morality is defined by situational ethics.

Warren claims Native American status, yet has no hard evidence to support her claims—except anecdotal tales of her grandfather’s cheekbones. Not only does the Cherokee Nation not list Warren on its rolls, but her claim of 1/32nd bloodline does not even satisfy their standards. In fact, her supposed Native forebear is listed as “white” according to

The census records for 1860 list the allegedly Cherokee great-great-great-grandmother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, as “white.” Also, Warren’s family isn’t listed in the Cherokee registry.

More hilariously, Warren claims she checked the box as a Native American to “meet others like me.” This fails the sniff test for several reasons. First, what was she seeking—other Aryan-looking “American Indians” bearing miniscule blood relation to each other? Second, who would have stopped Warren from attending any Native shindig had she simply wanted to appear?

Is it not absolutely absurd to claim the WASPish, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Warren chose Native status for any reason other than self-advancement? Did she gain in her career from claiming to be Native American? Obviously she was insecure enough to feel she could not make it to the Ivy League without falsifying her status. But consider whether Warren would have admitted having a drop of Black blood before the Civil War; or whether she would have claimed a Jewish grandparent to the authorities in Berlin in 1938.

Ponder Warren’s nonsensical claims reported by ABC News:

That same day, when speaking to a local reporter, the Oklahoma City native recounted a story of how her Aunt Bee used to envy her grandfather’s “high cheekbones” - described as a physical characteristic of many Native Americans.

“I still have a picture on my mantle at home, and it’s a picture of my mother’s dad, a picture of my grandfather, and my Aunt Bee has walked by that picture at least a 1000 times, remarked that her father, my Pappa, had high cheekbones, like all of the Indians do, because that’s how she saw it, and your mother got those same great cheekbones, and I didn’t. And she thought this was the bad deal she had gotten in life” Warren said.

But the story reveals further rich details. First, a person willing to pass themselves off as a Native American on a 1/32nd claim would also be willing to simply fabricate the claim of family Native pride, no? Writes Michael Patrick Leahy on Warren’s Native bona fides:

Elizabeth Warren, the current Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in Massachusetts, has for 25 years asserted that she has Native American ancestry but has never produced one bit of credible evidence to support that assertion. Shockingly, several of the law schools that have employed her have accepted her assertion without requiring her to provide evidence to support the claim.

Warren, in fact, simply did not have the record to become a law professor at a good school until she began to fake her Native American roots, according to IBD:

This begs the question: If Warren’s scholarship is so deeply lacking academic vigor, how did she land a full professorship at Harvard?

Her curriculum vitae shows she bounced from college to college, working as a lecturer or researcher, for a full decade after graduating from Rutgers Law, ranked 82nd by (She got her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, one of the least competitive colleges in the country).

She was offered a full professorship after she started listing herself as a minority. Harvard hired her in the mid-1990s, when the school was under fire for not having enough minority professors.

Ironically, while no hard evidence tying Warren to Native Americans was found, despite mainstream media claims to the contrary, she has been tied to an Indian killer. In fact, states the Boston Globe:

Paul Reed, Utah genealogist & American Genealogical Society fellow, found primary documentation showing Warren’s great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in a Tennessee militia unit that rounded up Cherokees before they were force-marched to Oklahoma in the infamous “Trail of Tears.”

CONCLUSION Elizabeth Warren’s case proves, once again, that followers of Karl Marx give themselves the right to tell as many lies as are needed to promote the “higher truth” of Marxism. So Warren does her only-the-conclusion-matters “scholarship” meant to support Barack’s health care mandate. And in return, Warren’s quid pro quo was she gets made head of her own, brand new “consumer watchdog” agency meant to consume the consumers with its vile socialistic standards. All this to help take down America in the name of revolutionary progress of the people.

In the same way, Obama’s record is also filled with half-truths and lies, from both him and his fanatical backers. And for this reason, and the dangers such unprincipled leaders and would-be senators and their made-up scholarship pose, we must remove all far-far leftists from public office, starting with Barack Obama.

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (88190)5/13/2012 12:55:08 PM
From: longnshort
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“…the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012?

Posted on May 12, 2012by Anthony Watts

Its always important to remember what has been predicted by the elders of science, and to review those predictions when the time is right. In four months, just 132 days from now at the end of summer on the Autumnal Equinox September 22nd 2012, the Arctic will be “nearly ice free” according to a prominent NASA scientist in a National Geographic article on December 12, 2007. That is also the same article in which the future NSIDC director made himself famous with this quote: Continue reading ?

Seth Borenstein of AP wrote the story.


Which I’ve webcited the printer friendly version (sans advertising) for posterity here:

Some people are taking this prediction very seriously, for example, watch this video:

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To: Celtictrader who wrote (88201)5/13/2012 1:18:01 PM
From: longnshort
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The ‘bribe’ to silence Wright

Last Updated: 9:19 AM, May 13, 2012
Posted: 11:14 PM, May 12, 2012

When sermons of Obama’s Chicago pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced during the Iowa primaries, it threatened to derail Obama’s campaign. ABC aired one where Wright screamed, “Goddamn America!” Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.

‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”

“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.

“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”

“He offered you money?”

“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”

“How much money did he offer you?”

“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.

“Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”

“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.

“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’

“And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’

“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’

“And he said, ‘It’s going to get worse if you go out there and speak. It’s really going to get worse.’

“And he was so right.”

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (88190)5/13/2012 1:21:09 PM
From: longnshort
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'Deadliest Catch' star among those giving up on Bering Sea snow crab season

Jim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman | May 12, 2012

With about a quarter of their quota still in the water, crabbers have been given until the end of the month to fish a particular section of the Bering Sea. And state regulators soon will decide if the entire fishery will continue into June.

Record sea ice significantly reduced available fishing grounds throughout a large portion of the snow crab season and, as a result, nearly 25 percent of the snow crab total allowable catch has not been harvested,” according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska.


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To: longnshort who wrote (88227)5/13/2012 1:49:33 PM
From: Hawkmoon
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If a Republican was caught offering "hush money", I dare say there would be a Federal investigation..

But most telling is that he believes what Rev. Wright is saying is something that he agrees with and states "is the truth".


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To: longnshort who wrote (88227)5/13/2012 11:15:04 PM
From: joseffy
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Rev/ Wright is scum.

Obama is his disciple.

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To: longnshort who wrote (88228)5/14/2012 1:09:33 AM
From: Hawkmoon
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Well.. looks like the US unemployment rate is going to take a serious plunge now that all of these folks are losing their benefits and no longer will be counted in the statistics.. Thanks to Barack Obama, who promised "change" for America..

To be fair though, it would have better to have these people employed doing infrastructure projects.. etc, or in some form of educational retraining, than drawing extended benefits.. This is where I move a lot more to the left of center.

We have a serious problem here in this country and while the TBTF bankers are paying themselves hefty salaries and bonuses for playing around in their derivatives casino, the rest of the economy is looking for stimulus in the physical economy, primarily on the jobs front. We're injecting money into the economy at the wrong level. The lower down it starts on the demand curve, the more of a multiplier is created. Handing it to TBTF banks in exchange for a promise to lend it out is ridiculous..

And it IS necessary to keep people working in this economy. Because if we don't, they lose their job skills due to inactivity, or they become desperate and engage in criminal activity, both of which adds to the economic cost of their unemployment.

But workfare is the key.. not welfare. IMO, very few able-bodied persons should receive extended unemployment benefits so long as they are able to work. If they can't find a job after the original benefits run out, we find something for them to do, even if it's CCC style work in a national park.


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To: Hawkmoon who wrote (88231)5/14/2012 1:57:55 AM
From: Farmboy
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Wow, can you imagine supervising a crew of the ones who believe themselves to be too good to 'get their hands dirty'? What a nightmare that would be.

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