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Obama Gets Clowned at Town Hall

Going out on a limb here, but want to bet that is the last Town Hall for Obama for the rest of his term. How many times can he afford to get clowned in front of the entire world?

Obama Town Hall

thecommonsensezone | September 20, 2010

She voted for change and now she isn’t seeing it. She asks him point blank if this “beans and franks” situation is her new reality.

http://www.thecommonsensezone.com

I wish we knew this gal’s name. She’s dynamite and a Patriot!

When You’re Alone And life is Making You Lonely, You Can Always Go Down Dow

Chart forDow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI)

Enjoying this way too much, just substitute Down Dow for Downtown…

Downtown

When you’re alone
And life is making you lonely,
You can always go downtown
When you’ve got worries,
All the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, no finer place for sure,
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you
(Downtown)

Don’t hang around
And let your problems surround you
There are movie shows downtown
Maybe you know
Some little places to go to
Where they never close downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossanova
You’ll be dancing with ‘em too before the night is over
Happy again

The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go
Downtown where all the lights are bright,
Downtown, waiting for you tonight,
Downtown, you’re gonna be alright now
(Downtown downtown)

Downtown
(Downtown)

And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you
Someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to
Guide them along

So, maybe I’ll see you there
We can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares and go
Downtown, things’ll be great when you’re
Downtown, don’t wait a minute more,
Downtown, everything’s waiting for you

Downtown (downtown) downtown (downtown)
Downtown (downtown) downtown (downtown)
(repeat and fade out)

Is this still President Bush’s fault… nope, it’s all on Obama! Embrace it Liberal shills!

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Governor Jan Brewer Calls Obama Out – Again

God Bless Governor Jan Brewer

Brewer to Obama: Warning Signs Are Not Enough

SecureTheBorderAZ | June 25, 2010 | 1:00

Earlier this month, Governor Jan Brewer sat in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama to discuss the critical issue of border security. The Governor personally related to the President the concerns of millions of Arizonans over the lack of security on Arizona’s southern border. During their visit, President Obama committed to present details, within two weeks of their meeting, regarding his plans to commit National Guard troops to the Arizona border and commit to spend $500 million in additional funds on border security.

Governor Brewer remains eager to receive the specific details of President Obama’s border security plans. She continues to extend an invitation to the President to visit with families living along the southwestern border and see the situation firsthand.

The Letter ~

Letter from Governor Brewer to President Barack Obama Regarding Border Security

June 23, 2010

The Honorable Barack Obama

The President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC  20500

Dear Mr. President:

Thank you for the opportunity to visit with you in person during my recent trip to Washington, D.C.  As you know, the issue of border security is foremost in the thoughts of many Arizonans and Americans alike, and I appreciated the chance to personally relate to you my concerns and outline my proposed solutions.

Mr. President, the need for action to secure Arizona’s border could not be clearer.  Recently, my office received a number of calls from constituents concerned at reports of new sign postings in interior counties of Arizona warning residents not to access federal lands due to criminal activity associated with the border.  These warnings signal to some that we have handed over portions of our border areas to illegal immigrants and drug traffickers.  This is unacceptable.  Instead of warning Americans to stay out of parts of our own country, we ought to be warning international lawbreakers that they will be detained and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  We ought to be establishing measures to ensure that illegal traffic of any sort is kept to an absolute minimum, and that Americans are safe and secure within our own borders.

When we visited, you committed to present details, within two weeks of our meeting, regarding your plans to commit National Guard troops to the Arizona border and expend $500 million in additional funds on border security matters.  You also discussed sending members of your senior staff to Arizona to discuss your plans.  While I am pleased the 28th has been set for a meeting time and we have reviewed a copy of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Southwest Border Next Steps” Press Release, I am still awaiting details on National Guard deployments and how the proposed additional border security funding will specifically affect Arizona (and the other Border States).  As I mentioned to you on June 3rd, it is very difficult to have much of a dialogue without specific details regarding your proposals.  I strongly urge you to request your staff provide us with missing details of your proposals prior to the meeting on the 28th.

While we await the specific details of your border security plans, I wanted to take the time to reemphasize some of what I shared with you and respond further to some of what we discussed.  In essence, I have proposed a four-point Border Surge strategy, as outlined in my recent letter to Senator Charles Schumer, summarized as follows:

1.  National Guard Personnel and Aviation

I believe a significant number of troops operating with a legitimate mission set is an essential part of any strategy to secure the border.  I appreciate your commitment of 1,200 troops and the promise that Arizona would receive the largest contingent.  I am concerned, however, that more is required, such as the deployment of 6,000 personnel proposed by Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain for the entire southwestern border.

In addition, I want to make sure that these troops have legitimate missions that:

  • Support federal, state and local law enforcement—all three!
  • Serve as a blocking force to stop illegal crossing activities.
  • Employ the troops in a way that speaks loudly to all—both north and south of the border—that the U.S. is serious about this matter.

As part of your commitment, I also hope that you order a significant increase in aviation resources supporting border security operations on the ground.  After meeting and talking to various experts, I am persuaded that aviation support is critical to the effort on the ground.  Any effort will fail absent the ability to coordinate ground assets from the air, particularly given the nature of much of Arizona’s border region terrain.  I respectfully ask that you give serious consideration to my May 20, 2010 correspondence, which makes a very reasonable request for a reallocation of National Guard OH-58 helicopter assets in order to make a Border Surge effective.  Your support of this request can make a significant difference between a winning effort versus a losing effort.

2.  Border Fence

In short Mr. President, we need to complete, reinforce and then maintain the border fence.  In my April 6, 2010 letter to you I proposed inmate labor and other methods (i.e., purchasing instead of leasing equipment) as a means to bring down construction/maintenance costs.  I certainly support efficient and effective Ports of Entry where both American and Mexican border officials can allow legal traffic and crossings.  Everywhere else along the border, though, I strongly believe we must have fencing and barriers that are both substantial and monitored if the illegal crossings are to be minimized.

3.  Enforce Federal Law and Appropriately Fund the Effort

The United States must be prepared to detain, prosecute and then incarcerate convicted violators of United States laws.  The current “no consequences policy” has resulted in a border security failure.  I appreciate your general proposal to commit additional resources, but it is very difficult for me to comment without any details.  It is without doubt, though, that the current border policy will continue to fail the State of Arizona without additional resources committed to the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel and detention facilities; prosecution; public defense; and federal prisons.

4.  Reimburse States for the Additional Burden of Illegal Immigration

As I mentioned the very first time we met last year, I must continue the calls for Arizona to be reimbursed for expenses we are forced to carry because of our porous southern border.  Arizona and a few other states are at a terrible disadvantage in good times, and an even worse position during bad times, because of the additional costs of illegal immigration.  Just in terms of state prison costs, we estimate ongoing expenses at approximately $150 million to incarcerate criminal aliens.  While substantial on its own, this figure does not include law enforcement, prosecution and defense costs, or the enormous societal costs of the criminal behavior of those who are not even legally entitled to be here.

We are hundreds of millions of dollars short of what we should receive to relieve the disproportionate law enforcement/jail/prison, health care and education burdens we face due to our porous southern border and rampant illegal immigration.  It is simply unfair for the federal government to force Border State taxpayers to carry these burdens.

Immigration Reform

You shared with me your thoughts about the matter of immigration reform and I am grateful you listened to mine.  As I mentioned in our meeting, the phrase “comprehensive immigration reform” is code for “amnesty” to many in Arizona and elsewhere in our Nation.  Many Americans are still waiting for the reforms that were promised by the federal government in the 1980s when amnesty was granted to thousands of illegal immigrants.  Until we establish a secure border, and reestablish trust with the public that our international borders are meaningful and important, and enforcement of federal immigration law is not an idle threat, any discussion of “comprehensive reform” is premature.

Let’s first block illegal entry into the United States and enforce current law, and then other discussions, including immigration reform, might then, and only then, make sense to the public.  I am committed to a serious discussion of legitimate reform—but not any false front for amnesty—when the federal government halts the free flow of illegal immigrants and illegal drugs across the southwestern border.

Arizona’s Law

You also shared some concerns about a “patchwork” approach to policy.  This makes sense to me, but the failure of the federal government has driven frustration levels to the point that tolerating the status quo is no longer acceptable for Arizona.  From my perspective, the single most significant factor behind the passage this year of SB 1070 and HB 2162 (the follow-up bill with amendments to SB 1070) was the frustration of Arizona elected officials, and the public we serve, regarding the failure of the federal government over the years to effectively address the problem of illegal immigration.

The growing concerns over spillover violence, the increased awareness of kidnappings, the spread of drop houses in neighborhoods throughout metropolitan areas, the scourge of the drug trade and the oppressive financial burdens posed by illegal immigration—burdens even more difficult to shoulder in this economic downturn—all contributed to accelerating the public’s frustration.

I am 100% committed to fair and just enforcement of the new Arizona law.  I have made it clear that civil rights will not be compromised.  The first step has been educating and training law enforcement, as well as the public, on the details of the law—a step I have already ordered in Arizona.

Instead of any discussion about suing Arizona and not cooperating with the efforts of local Arizona law enforcement to address illegal immigration, the federal government should reassure Arizona (and other states) that securing the border and enforcing federal immigration laws are duties to which the federal government will make a renewed and sincere commitment.

When the public sees consistent evidence of federal commitment, I am convinced the demand for state actions will wane.  State and local governments have plenty to do and will be happy to stay out of border security and immigration law enforcement—along with the expenses of such work—if the federal government takes a firm and effective grip on the problem.

Conclusion

In closing, I want to assure you that I am looking to develop a solution, not have a standoff, with you and the federal government.  Illegal immigration is a serious problem and I am sincerely committed to seeing something done to curb it.  The real challenges at hand are about violent crime, huge taxpayer burdens, the rule of law and ensuring that our southern border does not become an open door for radical terrorists.  Commerce with other countries is important to me and Arizonans—I truly want a vibrant and positive relationship with Sonora, other Mexican States and the rest of the world.  Federal immigration law, however, must be honored and enforced, and our border must represent an effective means to help ensure our sovereignty and security.

I remain eager to receive the specific details of your proposals and to have the follow-up meeting with your senior staff.  It is disappointing that we are such a short time away from the meeting and Arizona and the other Border States still are awaiting the specific details of what you are proposing.  There is still time, however, to ensure the meeting next week is productive.

Finally, I want to re-extend the invitation I made to you to come to Arizona yourself, visit with families living along the southwestern border and see the situation firsthand.  My prior visits to the border and the air survey of the Cochise County region have been very important to shaping my perspectives and thinking.  Governor Richardson joined me for one trip and I believe you would also benefit from such an experience.

And when you do come, lunch is on me!

Yours in service to the great state of Arizona,

Janice K. Brewer

Governor

We have some gutsy Governors and a weak President!

Why doesn’t Obama just get it over with and scream “Allahu Akbar” at every citizen, town, city, state, heck…. just at the United States of America in one fell swoop. We get it!

We know your agenda!

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Fremont Nebraska Frees Itself From Illegal Immigrants and Associated Costs

History Prevails and the U.S. Constitution is still the Law of the Land in Fremont, Nebraska!



June 21, 2009 NebraskaFremont Ballot Initiative I am calling it early tonight as the handwriting is on the wall!

Fremont Nebraska can not be enslaved by the chains of forced illegal immigration acceptance and carries the badge of honor tonight by reconfirming its adherence to the U.S. Constitution! Liberty marches back into these United States of America, step by step, and day by day. No town, city, county or state is too small to stand up for all that is right and for their constituents! Stand tall Fremont, you are to be commended!

By the way, any illegal immigrants in Fremont, the ACLU might need roommates, office workers, and more. Give the gal in this article a call “ACLU Plans Legal Fight if Immigration Ban Passes“, as she appears eager to help illegal immigrants. Note – her knowledge of the U.S. Constitution appears to be very weak or entirely purposeful. You be the judge, because the verdict, by vote, is in!


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Is Obama Breaking His Oath of Office… Again? Time for an Investigation on Arizona’s Behalf

Senator Kyl Says: Border Will Not Secured Unless In Conjunction With Amnesty

1MillionSupportAz — June 20, 2010 — On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Tempe Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’”

Is there any doubt that treason is afoot? For reference a previous entry:

Have US Government Officials Committed Treason?


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Arkansas Wouldn’t You Like to Hear It Straight From Our Democratic House Reps Before They Vote on Health Care?

Arkansas Wouldn’t You Like to Hear It Straight From Our House Reps Before They Vote on Health Care? They have 72 hours before they vote. I want to know how our representation in Congress listens to us and votes on our needs, whether they are retiring or not! Why won’t they come home and listen to us ask the questions, that are a necessity at this time in history, and give us answers? Why not tell us how you are voting, why, and where did your influence come from – the people of Arkansas (who gave you the opportunity to be in Congress) or the Executive Branch of Government? Cowards! Summer of 2009 Town Hall Hiding Out Part 2!

Now is the time for all Arkansans: to phone, email, fax and get an answer… don’t wait for someone else to do it. Tomorrow, or Sunday, might be too late! Those bribes, promises, arm twisting, Air Force One plane rides, threats, coercions, are taking US out of the US Constitution.

All states follow along. We need to know where the Representatives of the House stand – NOW. Do they support the U.S. Constitution or will they commit TREASON?

Roll Call at the All Barack Channel – Upcoming Episode Health Care Summit

Everyone on their mark, line up neat and pretty.
Everyone know their parts?
This is a 6 hour event, so make it good……..

Overture, curtains, lights,
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart
Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you’ll hit the heights
And oh what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Seriiously, you don”t really think anything will get accomplished at the Health Care Summit?

Starring: Barack Obama
Writer: Barack Obama
Costumes: Barack Obama
Makeup: Barack Obama
Laugh Track: The American People
Invitations: Barack Obama
Catering: Barack Obama
Credits: Barack Obama
Gaffe: Barack Obama
Key Grip: Barack Obama
Based on: Failure of the Current Administration
Stunt Double: Joe Biden
Extras: The GOP
Financing: The American Taxpayers, Their Children, Their Grandchildren and Their Great Grandchildren

Daily for months, the polls, TEA Parties, Town Halls, newspapers, TV, internet have shown that “We the People” have been against the Congressional proposals and combining them is even worse.

Liberal and Progressive Democrats, you have held the Presidency, the Senate, and the House and have accomplished nothing but debt for over a year.

Pelosi, Reid, and Obama – “We the People” know the fault is yours. You have wasted time, money and the patience of the American People. Find another whipping toy!

BO and JOE on Taxpayer Dollars Fly to Florida for a Town Hall

Wonder what it cost the U.S. taxpayers for POTUS and VPOTUS to saunter down to Florida on separate planes besides the nightmare for doubling down on security and secret service?

Gee… POTUS brings his transportation expert, former Amtrak rider VPOTUS, to chat up high-speed rail. Seems like this was more campaigning, selling a bag of tricks, and a mini day vacation for the boys. Wow, where are the priorities?

By the way, POTUS, pointing out the Florida workers, as heroes, for their 26 hours of work to extricate dead bodies in Haiti, during the Florida town hall was ignorant; when last night the 2 heroes from the “Fort Hood Massacre” were sitting right next to your wife at the “State of the Union Address” and there was no acknowledgment for them! Ignoramous!

All in all, was this trip really necessary?