Does Obama Want to Control the Internet?

September 28, 2009

It’s no coincidence that the Internet, a sanctuary of governmental restraint, has spawned such unparalleled innovation. Will the Obama administration’s plans for net neutrality bring it to a screeching halt?

The federal government may gain broad new powers to regulate Internet providers next month if Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski gets his way. In a milestone speech on Monday, Genachowski proposed sweeping new regulations that would give the FCC the formal authority to dictate application and network management practices to companies that offer Internet access, including wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Genachowski’s proposed rules would make good on a pledge that President Obama made in his campaign to enshrine net neutrality as law. The announcement was met with cheers by a small but vocal crowd of activists and academics who have been pushing hard for net neutrality for years. But if bureaucrats and politicians truly care about neutrality, they would be wise to resist calls to expand the government’s power over private networks. Instead, policymakers should recognize that it is far more important for government to remain neutral to competing business models– open, closed, or any combination thereof.

Consider the Apple iPhone. The remarkably successful smartphone has arguably been a game-changer in the wireless world, having sold tens of millions of handsets since its 2007 launch and spurring dozens of would-be “iPhone killers” in the process. If you listen to net neutrality advocates’ mantra, you would assume the iPhone must be a wide open device with next to no restrictions. You would be mistaken. In fact, the iPhone is a prototypical “walled garden.” Apple vets every single iPhone app, and Apple reserves the right to reject iPhone apps if they “duplicate [iPhone] functionality” or “create significant network congestion.”

Why, then, has the iPhone enjoyed such popularity? It’s because consumer preferences are diverse and constantly evolving. Most users, it seems, do not place openness on the same pedestal that net neutrality advocates do. Proprietary platforms like the iPhone have advantages of their own– a cohesive, centrally-managed user experience, for one– but have disadvantages as well.

In the battle between open and closed devices, wireless subscribers have voted with their wallets. So far, they have preferred the iPhone over open source devices like the “Google phone.” In the intensely competitive wireless market, the iPhone’s success shows that innovation can occur, and even thrive, within the confines of proprietary ecosystems like the iPhone.

But under the FCC’s proposed neutrality rules, the iPhone and similar devices that place limits on the content and applications that users can access would likely be against the law.

To be sure, the virtues that neutrality proponents espouse– open access, transparency, democracy, and the like– are all legitimate, even important values. Arguably, the open nature of the Internet has been instrumental in fostering many of the innovations that consumers enjoy today. But it is wrong to assume, as neutrality proponents do, that today’s “capital-I” Internet is the end all, be all network, and that the future of global communications ought not include some proprietary elements.

Technological innovation is an unpredictable beast. Networks for transmitting data that have yet to emerge– so-called “splinternets”– may well reshape the nature of global communications in years ahead. One need only look to the FCC’s widely criticized telephone and cable regulations to witness how rigid federal mandates can thwart high-tech evolution and steer the market in unnatural directions.

Fortunately, not all hope is lost for consumers. A group of Republican Senators, led by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), have announced that they will lead a charge in Congress to thwart the FCC’s push for neutrality. And if the FCC bites off more than it can chew and enacts overly broad rules, network providers may well challenge the agency in court. Only two weeks ago, the FCC was sharply repudiated by a federal circuit court for ignoring the facts in its regulation of the cable industry.

If net neutrality ultimately goes through, the threat to infrastructure wealth creation is serious. When regulators gain new powers, they rarely cede them in response to marketplace changes without a fight. Under a neutrality regime, the telecom industry would likely retreat, take fewer risks, and divert investment toward more fruitful pursuits. It’s no coincidence that the Internet, a sanctuary of governmental restraint, has spawned such unparalleled innovation. In the relentlessly fast-moving digital age, regulatory intervention is a recipe for entrenching the status-quo.

Ryan Radia is an information policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

Do we see a pattern here?  Does it sound like a systematic eroding away of our Constitutional freedoms? Barack H. Obama is EVIL! Stop this dangerous man NOW!

The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance-For the Lack of Vigilance is the Loss of Freedom!


ObamaBots Declaring War on the Constitution

September 28, 2009

Liberals Seek Health Care Access for Illegals

A group of House Democrats say it’s unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange

The Washington Times

Sunday, September 27, 2009

By Stephen Dinan

Fearful that they’re losing ground on immigration and health care, a group of House Democrats is pushing back and arguing that any health care bill should extend to all legal immigrants and allow illegal immigrants some access.

The Democrats, trying to stiffen their party’s spines on the contentious issue, say it’s unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange. Legal immigrants, they say, regardless of how long they’ve been in the United States, should be able to get government-subsidized health care if they meet the other eligibility requirements.

“Legal permanent residents should be able to purchase their plans, and they should also be eligible for subsidies if they need it. Undocumented, if they can afford it, should be able to buy their own private plans. It keeps them out of the emergency room,” said Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

Mr. Honda was joined by more than 20 of his colleagues in two letters laying out the demands.

Coverage for immigrants is one of the thorniest issues in the health care debate, and one many Democratic leaders would like to avoid. But immigrant rights groups and the Democrats who sent the letters say they have to take a stand now.

President Obama has said he does not want health care proposals to cover illegal immigrants. The bill drawn up by Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, excludes illegal immigrants from his proposed health care exchange.

Mr. Honda and his allies, though, say illegal immigrants should be allowed to pay for insurance if they can afford it, even if it comes through a government-established exchange. As a generally young, healthy part of the population, illegal immigrants could help reduce overall costs for those who buy into health exchange plans, the lawmakers said.

The Democrats’ letters, however, do not issue ultimatums or threaten to withhold support for the bills if their requests aren’t met.

The National Council of La Raza launched its own “flood their voice mail” campaign last week to put pressure on Mr. Baucus to expand coverage in his proposal to include all legal immigrants and to drop verification language in the legislation that would prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining coverage.

Mr. Honda told The Washington Times that he’s not pushing for illegal immigrants to gain access to taxpayer-subsidized benefits. “That’s an argument that’s been done already,” he said.

Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said proposals that include government coverage for illegal immigrants leave him incredulous.

“If anybody can, with a straight face, advocate that we should provide health insurance for people who broke into our country, broke our law and for the most part are criminals, I don’t know where they ever would draw the line,” he said.

Mr. King, who opposes Democrats’ health care plans in general, said illegal immigrant access in legislation “would be a poison pill that would cause health care to go down” to defeat.

Twenty-nine Democrats signed on to the letter on legal immigrants, while 21 signed the letter on covering illegal immigrants. Although the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus signed the legal-immigrant letter in their capacity as CBC officials, they signed the other letter as individual members of Congress.

Under the 1996 welfare law overhaul, Congress restricted most federal benefits to longtime holders of green cards – those who have been in the country at least five years.

But Democrats chipped away at that rule when they reauthorized the State Children’s Health Insurance Program earlier this year and allowed states to cover all immigrant children and pregnant women, regardless of how long they’ve been in the country.

In their letter, the Democrats said health care costs are much lower for legal immigrants than for native citizens.

“Immigrants are part of our families, our communities, our economy, and contribute to the fabric of America,” they wrote. “It is simply wrong that their taxes would pay for public health insurance programs to which they are not allowed access.”

My hatred for the Democrats has now grown to such overwhelming proportions. So much so, that if a Democrat were running against Satan, I would have difficulty choosing. Why? Because  I am not so sure that we can easily say which is more evil. Have the Democrats learned from Satan or is Satan just another Democratic hack!

Bill Clinton–a self hating white man!

September 28, 2009

Bill Clinton: ‘Vast right-wing conspiracy’ as ‘virulent’ as ever

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The “vast right-wing conspiracy” that attacked him during his presidency has been weakened, but continues to operate against President Obama, former President Clinton said Sunday.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Clinton was asked about the term his wife Hillary Clinton, now secretary of state, famously coined. “Is it still there?” host David Gregory asked.

“Oh, you bet. Sure it is. It’s not as strong as it was, because America’s changed demographically, but it’s as virulent as it was,” the former president replied.

“I mean, they’re saying things about him [Obama] — you know, it’s like when they accused me of murder and all that stuff they did,” Clinton said, in an apparent reference to conspiracy theories surrounding the suicide of White House deputy counsel Vince Foster.

“It’s not really good for the Republicans and the country, what’s going on now,” Clinton said. “I mean, they may be hurting President Obama. They can take his numbers down, they can run his opposition up. But fundamentally, he and his team have a positive agenda for America.”

The nation needs “a credible debate about what’s the right balance between continuing to expand the economy through stimulus and beginning to move back to fiscal balance,” Clinton said. “We need a credible debate about what’s the best way to get to universal [health care] coverage.”

Clinton was asked whether he is concerned that the 2010 midterm elections could resemble those of 1994, when Republicans took control of the House and Senate two years into his first term.

“There’s no way” that could happen, Clinton said, adding that “the country is more diverse and more interested in positive action.” Also, he said, Republicans had control of Congress for several years under President George W. Bush, “and they know the results were bad.”

And, he said, “the Democrats haven’t taken on the gun lobby like I did.”

“Whatever happens, it’ll be manageable for our president,” Clinton said.

Bill Clinton proves, once again, just why he attracts so much hostility. This, insufferable, overgrown 15 year old who can’t control himself around any unattractive woman he sees, is so starved for attention that he can’t help but to cause controversy just so everybody can talk about him!

Obama-philes being Animalistic

September 27, 2009

Part of finger bitten off at Calif. health protest

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press Writer – Thu Sep 3, 5:22 pm ET

LOS ANGELES – One man bit off part of another man’s finger when a health care reform demonstration turned violent.

William Rice said doctors did not reattach the bitten-off part of his left pinky after he got in the middle of a Southern California rally Wednesday night that he said was “very scary.”

“I didn’t go out to demonstrate my beliefs, I happened to be driving by and I stopped to ask people what their purpose was,” Rice, 65, said in a telephone interview Thursday. “I had no signs, I was not part of the demonstration.”

About 100 demonstrators in favor of health care reform had gathered on a Thousand Oaks street corner for an event organized by About 25 counterdemonstrators gathered across the street.

Rice declined to say Thursday which side of the debate he falls on.

Ventura County sheriff‘s spokesman Eric Buschow said a confrontation erupted after the biter crossed from the side of the street to the counterprotest, where Rice was standing.

A loud scuffle ensued, punches were thrown, and the tip of Rice’s finger was bitten off, Buschow said.

The biter fled before authorities arrived. He could face felony mayhem charges.

“We don’t know the identity of the man who bit the finger off,” Buschow said. “We want to contact him and get his side of the story.”

Buschow said authorities are piecing together the events from witness interviews.

There are conflicting accounts of who started the fight, Buschow said. “There’s a question about blurring the line between self-defense and who the primary aggressor was,” he said.

Rice was treated at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center. The top joint of his pinky, including his whole fingernail, was severed, hospital spokeswoman Kris Carraway-Bowman said.

She said his treatment was covered by Medicare.

Rice said he and his attacker did not have a conversation about health care unless “you want to call him screaming in my face that I’m an idiot a conversation.” spokeswoman Ilyse Hogue said in a written statement that the incident is a “regrettable act of violence” but the group had few facts about the situation.

The group is in favor of health care reform that includes a “public option” providing government-sponsored insurance.

Scuffles and noisy protests over the proposed health care overhaul have broken out at recent town hall meetings hosted by members of Congress across the country.

Isn’t it ironic the “touchy-feely” ,”can we all get along”, “one world village” lot,  are the ones who can’t get along,? The ones who are “inclusive”,  are the ones are quick to point out your are not included. The ones who will “feel your pain”,  are the ones who are so easy to inflict it. Our Republic is about to fall and, who would have thought, it would be Americans pushing it over the proverbial “cliff”?

Once it is gone, the world will lament over the “late, great USA”.  What would our founding fathers say? Would President Jefferson say, this is what I meant when I said…”The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance”. We were not vigilant, and now our freedom is gone.

There were many of you who thought President Bush was the evil one. You thought it was he who wanted to take away your freedoms. You yelled and screamed at the top of your lungs how he was creating a “dictatorship”. And, I am sure, those were the same ones who went to the Polls in November and pulled the lever that had the name of Barack H. Obama next to it.

I have been on this Earth 51 years, today. I have seen 11 Presidents. Some I liked, some I didn’t. I watched  hearings to impeach 2 of them and I have seen 1 resign in disgrace. I have seen a Cuban Missile crisis where we thought we were on the brink of  nuclear war. I have seen the USA win a “Cold War” and I have seen us fight to a “draw” in a South East Asian jungle. I have seen us liberate 3 countries. And I have seen us be the “shining city on a hill”.  After all I have seen, this is the first time that I have thought who will save us?

Are Obama-bots preparing for Concentration Camps?

September 27, 2009

Under Baucus Bill, Mandate Penalty Could Lead to Prison, Congressional Analysts Say

That’s just one of the concerns Republicans say the Democratic-run Congress is ignoring in the rush to pass legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Under the health care bill being considered in the Senate Finance Committee, Americans who fail to pay a penalty for not buying insurance could be charged up to $25,000 by the Internal Revenue Service or face up to a year in jail, according to congressional analysts.

That’s just one of the concerns Republicans say the Democratic-run Congress is ignoring in the rush to pass legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

“The American people expect us to get this right and to do it in an open, honest and bipartisan debate. That’s what they deserve,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in his party’s radio and Internet address Saturday. “But that’s not what they’re getting from the Democrats on Capitol Hill.”

The Senate Finance Committee is the last of five committees to take up health care legislation, which tops President Obama’s domestic agenda.

The committee chairman, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., negotiated with top Republicans for weeks before talks broke down. Baucus’ bill leaves out a primary demand of many Democrats — a government insurance option — and it has a lower price tag than other Democratic proposals.

But the legislation includes an individual mandate penalty that could go as high as $1,900. Thomas Barthold, chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation, told senators that the IRS could take legal action against those who fail to pay the mandate penalty.

In a handwritten note to Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., Barthold said violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty.

Isakson and other Republicans say the Baucus bill is too costly and would require too much government intrusion into the health care system. Only one Republican, Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, appears to be considering supporting it.

At its core, the bill is designed to expand health insurance coverage to millions of people who lack it, employing a new system of federal subsidies for lower-income individuals and families and establishing an insurance exchange in which coverage would have federally guaranteed benefits.

Insurance companies would be prohibited from refusing to sell insurance based on a person’s health history, and limits would be imposed on higher premiums based on age.

Max Baucus of Montana--Obamas Heinrich Himler?

Max Baucus of Montana--Obama's Heinrich Himler?

We have gone through the “looking glass”. We went from Ronald Reagan defeating the Soviet Union and a mere 20 years later, we have turned into Nazi Germany!

Ensign receives handwritten confirmation

September 26, 2009

From the Politico

This doesn’t happen often enough.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it “Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold.”

The note was a follow-up to Ensign’s questioning at the markup.

His “Dictator claws” are beginning to show……. we will be “Sieg Heil” ing before you know it!!!

New Jersey School District Is No Stranger to National Spotlight

September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Burlington Township School District in New Jersey is no stranger to political controversy.

The district, which is being criticized for a video that shows elementary school students singing President Obama’s praises, drew howls in March 2007 when it hosted an “emergency management exercise” at Burlington Township High School.

The purpose of the mock terror drill, according to astatement released by township officials, was to “evaluate the response and mitigation procedures” of police, fire and emergency medical services. But conservatives were incensed that the district invented a fictional right-wing fundamentalist group it called the “New Crusaders” for the exercise.

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin and other bloggers criticized emergency management officials at the time for allegedly singling out right-wing Christian fundamentalists.

Township officials later apologized for any “insensitivities” raised.

“The scenario chosen was intended to be generic in nature and never to offend any group, affiliation or religious belief,” township officials said in a written statement. “The term ‘Christian’ was not included in the scenario. It was believed that all groups pray, and prayer in school is a universal issue. Similarly it is further believed that all groups experience right-wing fundamentalists in their organizations.”

The statement continued, “The bottom line was the protection of human life should a significant event unfold. That goal was met.”

Several calls to District Superintendent Christopher Manno and to Liz Scott, a spokeswoman for the district, were not returned Friday.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Education, Lucille Davy, ordered a review on Friday after the video of the children praising Obama was posted on YouTube and drew media attention.

In a statement to, Education Department spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said Davy has directed the school’s superintendent to review the matter. Auerswald said Davy wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without “inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom.”

“In addition, it is our understanding the teacher in question retired at the end of the last school year,” the statement continued.

Auerswald declined to indicate exactly what the review would entail or possible ramifications. As critics of the video claimed it amounted to “indoctrination,” the tension at B. Bernice Young Elementary School escalated to such a degree that the school was placed temporarily on lockdown after its principal received death threats.

The video of the students at the Burlington, N.J., school shows them singing songs seemingly overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” repeatedly chanting the president’s name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”

One song that the children were taught quotes directly from the spiritual “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” though Jesus’ name is replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama.”

I am saddened to say my beloved home state has gone off the “deep end”.  I am HORRIFIED that such political indoctrination could be done to public school children. I can safely say now, that I CANNOT and WILL NOT, EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT ever again!!!!  This Socialist lot have proven to me they are just down right EVIL!!!

His Classroom’s Marchin’ On!

September 24, 2009

Kevin McCullough


– September 24, 2009

Those at the B.Bernice Elementary School in Burlington Township, New Jersey, may be unable to overcome their sycophantic Obama obsessions, but the children of America should not be required to chant his name, raise their hands, and repeat dogma that may not be exactly based in reality.

By now you’ve heard the consistent crooning from a bit of video making its way across the talk radio airwaves, television screens and, of course, the Web and’s “Strategy Room.”

The presentation being replayed again and again is of a classroom of students in Burlington, New Jersey at B. Bernice Elementary school. The video of the children singing the melody of a lilting rendition of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” has shocked parents across the school district and the nation.

Several personal phone calls to the school’s administrative office this morning have produced the following results.

1. The school refuses to acknowledge that the events on the tape even occurred.
2. They refuse to admit whether or not information concerning the activity, and the right of a family or child to opt out of it, was made available.
3. They refuse to admit whether or not the children were offered other options, as opposed to being forced to memorize the words, “Hello, Mr. President, we honor you today! For all your great accomplishments we all do say “hooray!” Hooray, Mr. President, you’re number one! 
4. But the spokesperson I talked with at B. Bernice Elementary school did say the school was aware of, and considering taking actions against, the persons “who illegally taped and distributed a video recording of a private class activity.”

Message to the genius public educators at B.Bernice Elementary school in Burlington Township, New Jersey: devise a better public relations strategy.

You might also be mindful of the fact that as a public school, your accountability is to the people of your district.

Obviously no conspiracy is at work here. The source of the video recording is easy to narrow down — this isn’t an ACORN style sting operation. This was likely made by a parent, someone either proud or concerned, who taped the children singing. They were most likely in plain sight of the teacher and the children in attendance. This is their right as a tax-paying parent.

But to the geniuses at B. Bernice elementary school, I want to further add that you might also be mindful that parents do have a say in what you do or do not expose their children to in your attempt to “educate” them. In fact it might be more helpful for everyone if you would stick to teaching 4-6 year olds that “2+2=4,” that “A-n-d is “and’,” and that “yellow and blue make green.”

There is a reason we do not allow kindergarteners in this nation to cast votes in elections. Political philosopohy, worldview, and worship of dieties are something they have not yet quite gotten a handle on.

Raising hands of praise to President Obama’s “accomplishments” is not just inappropriate it’s entirely premature.

Those at the B.Bernice Elementary School in Burlington Township, New Jersey, may be unable to overcome their sycophantic Obama obsessions, but the children of America should not be required to chant his name, raise their hands, and repeat dogma that may not be exactly based in reality.

But what do I know? After all, I’m just a tax-paying parent.

Kevin McCullough is a columnist and host of the nationally syndicated “‘Baldwin/McCullough Radio” now heard on 200 stations across the country. He blogs at His second book “The Kind Of MAN Every Man SHOULD Be” is in stores now.

This is just an “off shoot” of Obama’s “Orwellian” style speech given to school children recently. It is becoming scarier and scarier. In a previous post, I commented “Kim Jeong-Il, Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Barack Obama—what’s the difference”.  Unfortunately, the answer is becoming clear—————-NONE!

More indocrination of the Hitler uh, “Obama Youth”

September 24, 2009

Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” as they repeatedly chant the president’s name and celebrate his accomplishments.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The superintendent of a New Jersey school where students were videotaped being taught to sing the praises of President Obama issued a statement Thursday saying the taping was unauthorized, but failed to address whether the the lesson — taught durnig Black History Month — was  approved.

A YouTube video shows nearly 20 young children being led in a song overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” repeatedly chanting the president’s name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”

The video has set off families in Burlington, N.J., who say that politics shouldn’t be forced on young students.

“This video is disturbing,” said a grandparent named Sandy, who spoke on the condition that her last name not be noted. “I’m disturbed that someone can give their political opinions in school like this. I’m dead-set against it.

“We don’t teach politics in pre-school — or kindergarten or first grade,” said Sandy, who told she has two grandchildren attending B. Bernice Young Elementary School, where the video was filmed. “This has no place in the classroom. It may have been the opinion of one or two, and someone should pay the consequences for it.”

School officials said Thursday the students were “singing a song about President Obama” in February “to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country.”

“The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized,” wrote Christopher M. Manno, superintendent of Burlington Township School District, in a statement to parents.

One song that the children were taught quotes directly from the spiritual “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” though Jesus’ name is replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama.”

Click here to see the video.

Another lyric touts a fair-pay bill Obama signed in January: “He said we must be clear today/Equal work means equal pay.”

The author of the songs is unknown, but a woman — possibly a teacher — can be heard in the beginning of the video correcting and helping a student who has forgotten the words. Another woman, the person holding the camera, cheers the students on: “All right,” she says. “I like that.”

Click here to see the full lyrics to both songs.

“Alteredbeat,” the YouTube user who posted the video on the Internet, told that the video was first put online by Charisse Carney-Nunes, an activist and author of the children’s book “I Am Barack Obama,” which herWeb site says “allows children to see themselves through the inspirational story of President Obama.” Carney-Nunes has been promoting the book during visits to schools on the east coast.

A poster for the book can been seen near the stage of the auditorium in the video of Bernice Young Elementary, but it is unclear whether Carney-Nunes had visited the school or was present during the filming.

“Alteredbeat” told that he reached out to Carney-Nunes, who insisted that the program had been filmed in June as part of a Father’s Day tribute to President Obama. “The kids made up the songs on their own,” she wrote, according to the YouTube user.

“Alteredbeat” originally posted the video Sept. 6, two days before Obama made an address to the nation’s schoolchildren in which he praised the American education system as the best in the world and urged students to stay in school.

“At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world,” Obama said.

FOX News’ Michael Sorrentino contributed to this report.

Just another example of the sickness the is pervasive in “Obama-phile” community. These people are BEGGING for a Dictator and they are acting like they have found themselves a “messiah”(notice the small “m”). This is not the first example of the “Obama-philes” doing this to children. What would the left have done if we had teachers doing this for Ronald Reagan when he was President? Notice how the “benign dictator” NEVER chimes in on these stories? I fear more and more of these instances will occur but, I fear more what will be the next step. It won’t be long before someone tries to put a stop to this more violently.

ACORN Vows ‘Serious’ Internal Probe, Sues Filmmakers

September 24, 2009
A Boston attorney hired by ACORN to conduct an independent, internal review of its practices vowed a “no hold’s barred” investigation on Wednesday into the grassroots organizationACORN, in response to an undercover expose of potential wrongdoing by some employees, pledged Wednesday to follow through on plans to conduct a thorough internal review of its practices — on the same day that the organization filed a lawsuit against the filmmakers whose hidden-camera sting brought the community organization to its knees.

A Boston attorney hired by ACORN to conduct an independent, internal review of its practices vowed a “no hold’s barred” investigation on Wednesday into the grassroots organization.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The lawsuit, filed in a Baltimore court, stems from an undercover video showing ACORN employees Shera Williams and Tonja Thompson providing advice to two filmmakers posing as a pimp and prostitute on how to skirt tax laws.

The filmmakers, James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, are named as defendants in the lawsuit, along with, a Web site managed by conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, which posted the videos. Breitbart released five similar videos that O’Keefe and Giles recorded in ACORN offices in Washington, D.C.; Brooklyn, N.Y.; San Bernadino, Calif., and San Diego, as well as the Baltimore office.

The videos prompted the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office to launch a criminal investigation, the U.S. Census Bureau to several ties with ACORN and ACORN to fire four of the employees shown in the videos. And on Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced it also was severing ties with the organization.

The IRS said it would no longer include ACORN in its volunteer tax assistance program. The program offered free tax advice to about 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers this spring. ACORN provided help on about 25,000 returns, the IRS said.

But ACORN says no tax returns were actually prepared at the Baltimore office, and that the audio portion of the video recorded there was obtained illegally, since Maryland requires two-party consent for sound recordings. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit cites “extreme emotional distress” on behalf of two workers who were fired after the video was posted online.

The videos were “clear violations of Maryland law that were intended to inflict maximum damage to the reputation of ACORN, the nation’s largest grassroots organizer of low-income and minority Americans,” said ACORN attorney Arthur Schwartz. “Unfortunately they succeeded.”

At the same time, ACORN is moving forward with its pledge to review its operations. The Boston attorney hired by ACORN to conduct an independent probe of the group vowed a “no holds barred” investigation on Wednesday.

“My name is on the line and so is the name of my firm, so we will call this as we see them,” Scott Harshbarger told reporters on a conference call.

Harshbarger, the former attorney general of Massachusetts now serving as senior counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP, was hired Tuesday to lead an “independent and comprehensive” internal investigation into ACORN’s activities — a decision that was met with skepticism from some members of Congress, including one lawmaker who has repeatedly called for hearings into the use of taxpayer funds.

Harshbarger said the probe had not yet begun as of Wednesday and said there was no “specific timetable” for its completion.

ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, who joined Harshbarger on the conference call, said the organization was “very, very serious” about the review and vowed to “set things straight” following the release of five hidden-camera videos.

“We were just as shocked and horrified as the American public was,” Lewis told reporters of the conduct seen on the videotapes. “I will not tolerate such behavior. It is incumbent upon me and my board to set things straight.”

Lewis said ACORN officials are cooperating with law enforcement agencies, adding that no subpoenas had been received by the organization as of Wednesday.

Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa, R-Calif., called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether ACORN misused federal funds.

In a letter sent to GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on Wednesday, Smith and Issa expressed concern that millions of taxpayer dollars may have been used to support criminal efforts by the organization.

“Congress cannot ignore allegations that federal funds are being used by an organization involved in criminal conduct,” the letter read. “American taxpayers are rightly outraged and Congress has a responsibility to act. We need a full investigation into ACORN’s use of federal funds and we need the Democratic-led Congress to put a bill on the President’s desk to ensure that no future funds are received by ACORN.”

The letter continued, “ACORN has a long history of ignoring federal laws. No organization with that kind of a record should benefit from American taxpayer dollars.”

ACORN said on Sept. 16 it would stop any “new intakes” — essentially closing its doors to new clients — until it completed an internal investigation prompted by the release of five hidden-camera videos that depicted workers advising a fake pimp and prostitute to lie to get loans for a brothel.

The scandal drew criticism from the Obama administration last week as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the conduct depicted on the four videos “completely unacceptable.”

“The administration takes the accountability very seriously,” Gibbs told reporters.

In addition to a Justice Department watchdog’s probe into whether ACORN has applied for or received DOJ grant money, ACORN announced on Monday that it has suspended all 2009 tax preparation services.’s Joshua Rhett Miller and Steven Clark and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Isn’t it curious that they were so upset that the decided to “investigate” however, they also sued the ones who showed them they had a problem? We can only guess what this “investigation” will really be. Just another bunch of Obama backed criminals. Guess what will happen when you are forced into “ObamaCare”!