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>Obama Is A Worse Dictator Than Hitler – Says The Judge, Napolatano

>By Don White

Listen to this video about Constitutional Freedom and you be the judge. Judge Napolatano on his Fox TV Show told his viewers why he believes the current successions of presidents, including Bush and Obama, are tearing the Constitution apart.

Have you ever asked why Obama isn’t keeping his promises to:
     1) Close Gitmo?
     2) Drain the swamp and change the dirty practices of Washington D.C.?
     3) Not jail people who have been proven innocent in a court of law?.
     4) Not end the wars immediately?
     5) Not to go to war again without approval of Congress?
     6) Treat people and representatives from both parties with equal justice and claim on his time?
     7) Solve the problems with social security and medicare?
     8) Be frugal, spend wisely, (not go on these multi-million-dollar escapades we normal folks call vacations on the American taxpayer with entourages of five hundred people following along?
 …….and on and on and on. The litany of lies and unkept promises of this president, Barack Obama, are endless, Endless, Endless, Endless, Endless, endless…….

Listen to the video above and you decide if Obama is a crook or what. Or, does “presidentitis” occur with every president. President-itis is a new word meaning when one reaches high office he cannot keep his promises because his lies overcome his conscience until he has no conscience. the only thing that matters is getting elected, then getting re-elected so they can have endless money coming from the taxpayer to keep them for the rest of their lives. I think President Clinton, for example, makes almost two-hundred thousand dollars in pension just because he was the president for eight years.

If you think past presidents should be cut off entirely, I’m with you.
If you believe in term limits, then I’m with you.
If you believe we should abolish the Fed, then I’m with you.
If you believe we should pass a balanced budget amendment, I’m with you.
If you believe we should bring our boys home and end the wars immediately, I’m with you
If you think we should impeach our current president for taking us to war without Congressional approval, then I’m with you.
If you think we should support the Governor Walkers, Scotts, Christys, and others like them, then I’m with you.
If you think we need a national right to work bill, then I’m with you.
If you think unions have become too powerful and we need to trim their tails, then I’m with you.

Oil is very important to the existence of our country. Without oil and gas we could not drive our cars, heat our homes, and have the many synthetic plastic products that are derivatives of oil. Viva la Oil! But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t develop what a famous scientist a hundred years ago hit on – Tesla. He was working on cord-less electricity that could light and heat our homes. If America were smart, it would put a chunk of taxpayer money down on such a project.

>Who Cares About Our Wounded Military?


A doctor  had his TV on in his office when the news of the  military base shootings at Ft. Hood , TX came on.  The husband of one of his employees was stationed  there.  He called her into his office and as he  told her what had happened, she got a text message  from her husband saying, “I am okay.”  Her  cell phone rang right after she read the message.  It was an ER nurse,” I’m the one who just sent you  a text, not your husband. I thought it would be  comforting but I was mistaken in doing so. I am  sorry to tell you this, but your husband has been  shot 4 times and he is in surgery.” 

The  soldier’s wife left Southern Clinic in Dothan , AL   and drove all night to Ft. Hood .  
When  she arrived, she found out her husband was out of  surgery and would be OK.
She rushed  to his room and found that he already had visitors  there to comfort him. 

He was  just waking up and found his wife and the visitors  by his side. 

The nurse took this  picture.  
What?  No news  crews and cameras?  
This is how people with class respond and pay respect to those in uniform.   
I sent my cousin in Fayetteville, N.C. (Retired from Special Forces) that picture of George W. visiting the wounded at Ft.. Hood.  I got this reply:

What is even better is the fact George W. Bush heard about Fort Hood, got in his car without any escort, apparently they did not have time to react, and drove to Fort Hood.  He was stopped at the gate and the guard could not believe who he had just stopped.  Bush only asks for directions to the hospital then drove on.   The gate guard  called that “The President is on Fort Hood and  driving to the hospital.”  The base went bananas looking for Obama.  When they found it was Bush, they immediately offered escort.  Bush simply asked them to shut up and let him visit the wounded and the dependents of the dead.  

He stayed  at Fort Hood for over six hours, and was finally asked to leave by a message from the White House.
  Obama flew in days later and held a “photo” session in a gym, and

did not even go to the  hospital.

All this I picked up from two soldiers here who happened to be at Fort Hood when it  happened.  
This Bush/Obama/Ft. Hood story is something that should  be sent to every voter in the US .  

Those who wanted “change” certainly got it.  
  Also keep in mind who told us not to jump to conclusions that it was
an Islamic soldier who did this.

>How To Dupe Americans Into Going To War


The Problem Reaction Solution Paradigm – Why 911 Happened 

The Problem Reaction Solution Paradigm  (The Hegelian Dialectic)
1) The government creates or exploits a problem blaming it on others
2) The people react by asking the government for help willing to give up their rights
3) The government offers the solution that was planned long before the crisis
Historical Evidence of Problem Reaction Solution
Nero Burnt Rome, Blamed It on the Christians and Then Savagely Butchered Them.
Nero Claudius Caesar (37-68 CE) – University of Texas History – In 64 C.E., a fire swept through Rome, burning for a week and destroying a large portion of the city… According to some sources, when he found that he did not have enough land to build his palace, he set fire to the city a second time. It is at this point that he is said to have “played his fiddle [lyre] while Rome burned.” To avert suspicion, he blamed the fires on the Christians and proceeded to kill them in horrendous ways. 
Nero persecutes Christians in Rome – Rutgers University History – Neither human effort nor princely largesse nor divine appeasement was able to dispel the scandal that the fire (which burned much of Rome in 64 CE) was believed to have been commanded (by the emperor Nero). So, to do away with the rumor, Nero substituted as culprits those who were commonly called “Christians,” who were hated because of their absurdities. And he inflicted them with the most extraordinary punishments
The USS Maine Sank in Havana Harbor Launching the US into the Spanish American War
Sinking of the USS Maine Resulting in the Spanish American War – US Navy Official Website – The Spanish-American War (21 April to 13 August 1898) was a turning point in the history of the United States, signaling the country’s emergence as a world power. The blowing up of the battleship USS Maine in Havana harbor on the evening of 15 February was a critical event on the road to that war… The U.S. Navy Department immediately formed a board of inquiry to determine the reason for Maine’s destruction… When the Navy’s verdict was announced, the American public reacted with predictable outrage… 

The destruction of Maine did not cause the U.S. to declare war on Spain, but it served as a catalyst, accelerating the approach to a diplomatic impasse. In addition, the sinking and deaths of U.S. sailors rallied American opinion more strongly behind armed intervention…

Technical experts at the time of both investigations disagreed with the findings, believing that spontaneous combustion of coal in the bunker adjacent to the reserve six-inch magazine was the most likely cause of the explosion on board the ship. In 1976, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover published his book, “How the Battleship Maine Was Destroyed“. The admiral became interested in the disaster and wondered if the application of modern scientific knowledge could determine the cause. He called on two experts on explosions and their effects on ship hulls. Using documentation gathered from the two official inquiries, as well as information on the construction and ammunition of Maine, the experts concluded that the damage caused to the ship was inconsistent with the external explosion of a mine. The most likely cause, they speculated, was spontaneous combustion of coal in the bunker next to the magazine. 
As a result (of the Spanish American War) Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire — Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippine islands, Guam, and other islands – Library of Congress – On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire — Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippine islands, Guam, and other islands. 

Events moved swiftly after the explosion aboard the U.S.S. Maine on February 15. On March 9, Congress passed a law allocating fifty million dollars to build up military strength. On March 28, the U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry finds that a mine blew up the Maine. On April 21 President McKinley orders a blockade of Cuba and four days later the U.S. declares war.
The Resinking of the Battleship Maine – Historical Museum of Southern Florida – There is no mystery about the second sinking of the United States battleship Maine. It occurred on March 16, 1912, four miles outside Havana harbor, and was witnessed by thousands.  They raised it and sank it in deep waters
Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor (President) and then Burnt the Reichstag (German Parliament) Building. He Then Declared Himself Furor (Dictator) and Promised Utopia.  Hitler Declared Martial Law and Suspended All Basic Human Rights.
Reichstag Fire – Encyclopedia Britannica – Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of Feb. 27, 1933, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and widely believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers…his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, is supposed to have devised the scheme…  On Feb. 28, 1933, the day after the fire, Hitler’s dictatorship began with the enactment of a decree “for the Protection of the People and the State,” which dispensed with all constitutional protection of political, personal, and property rights.
Hitler and the Reichstag Fire – The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001 – In Jan., 1933, when Adolf Hitler became chancellor without an absolute majority, the Reichstag was dissolved and new elections were set for Mar. 5; a violent election campaign ensued. On Feb. 27, 1933, a fire destroyed part of the Reichstag building. Hitler immediately accused the Communists of having set the fire. President von Hindenburg proclaimed a state of emergency and issued decrees suspending freedom of speech and assembly. 
Holocaust Timeline The Nazification of Germany – University of South Florida – On February 27, 1933, the Reichstag building went up in flames. Nazis immediately claimed that this was the beginning of a Communist revolution. This fact leads many historians to believe that Nazis actually set, or help set the fire. Others believe that a deranged Dutch Communist set the fire. The issue has never been resolved. This incident prompted Hitler to convince Hindenburg to issue a Decree for the Protection of People and State that granted Nazis sweeping power to deal with the so-called emergency. This laid the foundation for a police state. 
In 1962, the government wanted to change public opinion to create a pretext for war with Cuba.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff created a plan that they named the “Northwoods Document”, to commit a series of terrorist acts against America and blame it on the Cuban government.  One of the scenarios included blowing up a civilian airplane. 
U.S. terror plan called Cuba invasion pretext – The Baltimore Sun – U.S. military leaders proposed in 1962 a secret plan to commit terrorist acts against Americans and blame Cuba to create a pretext for invasion and the ouster of Communist leader Fidel Castro, according to a new book about the National Security Agency.
U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba – – In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba. 
The Actual Northwoods documents
Pentagon Proposed Pretexts for Cuba Invasion in 1962 – George Washington University – National Security Archive – This document, titled “Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba” was provided by the JCS to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on March 13, 1962, as the key component of Northwoods
Bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City  
There are innumerable theories about the Oklahoma City Bombing and I do not want to engage in theories.  If anyone believes that the Oklahoma City bombing was NOT a government job, I challenge you to watch a downloadable video911: The Road to Tyranny.  This movie, amongst many other things, shows numerous news clips from major media of bombs being removed from the Murrah Federal building after the bombing.  I personally do not believe that Timothy McVeigh placed any bombs in the Murrah building.  This movie is extremely powerful, very well documented and nothing short of life changing.  It inspired me to build this section of the website.
Other Examples of Problem Reaction Solution  – I will expand on these at a later date.

Stock Market Crash of 1929 
– The Federal Reserve was created in 1913.  Evidence shows that it manipulated the market resulting in the greatest transfer of wealth to the ‘Rich” in the history of the world.

Our Educational System 
– 60% of inner-city 4th graders can’t read.  Did they forget how to teach reading?
Future Examples of Problem Reaction Solution 
FBI Suicide-Homicide Bombers in U.S. ‘Inevitable’ – – The FBI is warning that suicide-homicide bombers like the ones in the Middle East are “inevitable” in the United States.
“I think we will see that in the future, I think it’s inevitable,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said Monday during a speech to the National Association of District Attorneys meeting in Alexandria, Va.
Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge Sunday called on U.S. citizens to be on the alert after an FBI warning that terrorists might rent apartments in high-rise apartment buildings and plant explosives in the apartments to destroy the buildings.
Solution – Unreasonable Search and Seizure – 4th Amendment Rights will be suspended 

Small Pox Outbreak 
– The “Model State Emergency Healthcare Act” is being passed in many states.  This allows the Governor of each state to declare Martial Law giving unprecedented authority such as forced vaccinations.  Click here for a copy of The Model State Emergency Healthcare Act in PDF Format. 

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake.  We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.  Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power.  What pure power means you will understand presently?  We are different from all oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing.  All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites.  The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their motives.  They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal.  We are not like that, We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.  One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship…”   1984 – George Orwell

>Obama’s Brand Of Change: Liberal Violence


“Let’s see here.  I need to shower, shave, eat some oatmeal, put on my new Obama T-shirt, grab my 9mm and hold up a convenience store… 
New fashion rage in Police Mug Shots, These are actual Police Photos.
Just think about this for a second: 
Did you ever see anyone arrested wearing a Bush T-shirt, or for you older guys, an Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan,or even Nixon, or Bob Dole shirt. 
There MUST be a message here, but I can’t quite grasp it. Maybe you can help me out here…. 

>Republicans Are The Party of "Getting America Right," Not The Liberal Left-Wing Democrats

>Barak Obama has his sights set on reversing all of George Bush’s moderate and conservative actions, changes so startling and aggressive it is as if he were taking a knife to the white man’s throat, “setting thing right”

You can sense the pent-up Democrat frustration now focused on making those who support conservative measures bend their knees as never before, and it is about these liberal, self-defeating actions by the Democrats that conservatives think of their mission in life as “Getting America Right” after Obama has ruined it, and, hopefully, no later than 2012.

A team of four dozen advisers worked for months in virtual solitude, consulting with liberal advocacy groups, identifying regulatory and policy changes Obama is now implementing.

Transition advisers compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that are being swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats.

“The kind of regulations they are looking at” are those imposed by Bush for “overtly political” reasons, in pursuit of what Democrats say was a partisan Republican agenda, said Dan Mendelson, a former associate administrator for health in the Clinton administration’s Office of Management and Budget.

Here are some of the actions the black president is taking to put down the hated white man. Such hatred should be reserved for terrorists, not a president who kept us safe for eight years:

1. Abortion — Funding for abortion literature and help to abortion clinics. Remember, this is the same Barak Obama who told the Pope recently that he was against abortion. The man cannot be trusted. When he’s in Israel he assures Olmert that he is on their side. When he is visiting with Plalastinian Muslim and the Hamas he assures them he is not their enemy. Whose side is he on, anyway? Probably neither, which is a dangerous foreign policy position.

The new president has lifted a so-called global gag rule barring international family planning groups that receive U.S. aid from counseling women about the availability of abortion.

2. Repeal the Ronald Reagan Star Wars Defense System. This is an insanely dangerous move, but it will also likely be followed up by an announcement that Obama will not carry out Bush’s plans to ring Eastern Europe with defensive missiles. That would be a foolish mistake, a sure sign of weakness that could invite Vladimir Putin to attack more Baltic States to gain back lost Russian territory. And how can The Ukraine, Finland and Poland feel good about that kind of misdirection which will be interpreted as weakness in the Kremlin?

3. Bush’s controversial limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research — controversial only in liberal views and accepted broadly in America where 90 percent of the people say they believe in God– a decision that scientists say has restrained research into some of the most promising avenues for defeating a wide array of diseases, such as Parkinson’s. Since anti-God people are in the minority in the U.S., Obama’s views on this and other issues is the one that may be viewed as the most highly controversial.

4. Environmental control. The “Green” movement.

As late as a month ago a spokeswoman said that “Before he (Obama) made any decisions on potential executive or legislative actions, he would confer with congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, as well as interested groups.” The bipartisanship on which Obama ran has already been breached. Republican congressman John Bahner of Michigan said much of the Rupublican House opposition to the $825B bailout bill is because Democrats in the House did not consult with Republicans and allow them to offer counter proposals in the spirit of bipartisanship, but forged ahead alone, drafting a bill that they hoped to stuff down the throats of Republicans and “blue dog” Democrats.

Blue Dog Democratic Coalition is a group of 47 moderate and conservative Democratic Party members of the United States House of Representatives.[1] The Blue Dogs promote, among other things, fiscal conservatism and accountability. Many members come from conservative districts, where liberal Democrats comprise a decided minority of the general population.[citation needed] In 2006, Blue Dog candidates such as Heath Shuler and Brad Ellsworth were elected in conservative-leaning districts, ending years of Republican dominance in these districts.

The Blue Dogs are the political descendants of a now defunct Southern Democratic group known as the Boll Weevils, who played a critical role in the early 1980s by supporting President Ronald Reagan‘s tax cut plan. The Boll weevils, in turn, may be considered the descendants of the “states’ rights” Democrats of the 1940’s through 60’s.

The Blue Dog Coalition was formed in 1994 during the 104th Congress to give more conservative members from the Democratic party a unified voice. The Blue Dogs are viewed by some as a continuation of the socially conservative wing of the Democratic party prominent during the presidency of Harry S Truman. But the only stated policy position of the Blue Dogs is fiscal conservatism, and many of the members of the coalition hold liberal views on social issues such as abortion, stem-cell research, and gay rights.

Bush’s August 2001 decision pleased religious conservatives who have moral objections to the use of cells from days-old human embryos, which are destroyed in Abortion.

Obama is trying to walk both sides of the moral issue street, having had the first openly gay Episcopal bishop offer a prayer at the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural event, for example. This choice was likely a political response to criticism of Obama for selecting anti-gay marriage pastor Rev. Rick Warren to give the invocation at his January 20 inauguration, according to Western blog.

Warren backed the ban on same-sex marriage that passed in his home state of California on the November ballot, said Newsmax. In trying to keep social conservatives and social liberals happy simultaneously, Obama will likely come to look weak and indecisive.

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, he rescinded the Reagan-era regulation, known as the Mexico City policy, but Bush reimposed it, said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. This is part of the “real change” promised by Obama during the election.

While Obama maintains that his top priority is to stimulate the economy and create jobs, his advisers say that focus will not delay key shifts in social and regulatory policies, including some — such as the embrace of new environmental safeguards — that Obama has said will have long-term, beneficial impacts on the economy.

The president has said, for example, that he intends to quickly reverse the Bush administration’s decision last December to deny California the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles. “Effectively tackling global warming demands bold and innovative solutions, and given the failure of this administration to act, California should be allowed to pioneer,” Obama said in January.

California had sought permission from the Environmental Protection Agency to require that greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles be cut by 30 percent between 2009 and 2016, effectively mandating that cars achieve a fuel economy standard of at least 36 miles per gallon within eight years. Seventeen other states had promised to adopt California’s rules, representing in total 45 percent of the nation’s automobile market. Environmentalists cheered the California initiative because it would stoke innovation that would potentially benefit the entire country. However, Detroit has already signaled difficulties coming in maintaining their auto production while trying to produce more gas efficient and less polluting cars.

“An early move by the Obama administration to sign the California waiver would signal the seriousness of intent to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and build a future for the domestic auto market,” said Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Before the election, Obama told others that he favors declaring that carbon dioxide emissions are endangering human welfare, following an EPA task force recommendation last December that Bush and his aides shunned in order to protect the utility and auto industries.

Robert Sussman, who was the EPA’s deputy administrator during the Clinton administration and directed EPA transition planning for Obama, wrote a paper last spring strongly recommending such a finding, but that doesn’t make it true. Others have written opposite position papers. It as an issue on which Obama is keen to show that politics must not interfere with his brand of scientific advice.

Some related reforms embraced by Obama’s transition advisers would alter procedures for decision-making on climate issues. A book titled “Change for America,” published by the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal think tank, recommends, for example, that Obama rapidly create a National Energy Council to coordinate all policymaking related to global climate change.

The center’s influence with Obama is substantial: It was created by former Clinton White House official John D. Podesta, a co-chairman of the transition effort, and much of its staff was swept into planning for Obama’s first 100 days in office.

The National Energy Council would be a counterpart to the White House National Economic Council that Clinton created in a 1993 executive order.

“It would make sure all the oars are rowing in the right direction” — actually the direction would be due left — “and ensure that climate change policy “gets lots of attention inside the White House,” said Daniel J. Weiss, a former Sierra Club official and senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

The center’s new book urges Obama to sign an executive order requiring that greenhouse gas emissions be considered whenever the federal government examines the environmental impact of its actions under the existing National Environmental Policy Act. Several key members of Obama’s transition team have already embraced the idea.

Other early Obama initiatives may address the need for improved food and drug regulation and chart a new course for immigration enforcement, some Obama advisers say. But they add that only a portion of his early efforts will be aimed at undoing Bush initiatives.

Despite enormous pent-up Democratic frustration, Obama and his team realize they must strike a balance between undoing Bush actions and setting their own course, said Winnie Stachelberg, the center’s senior vice president for external affairs.

A large part of the Democrats’ frustration is their self-imposed hatred for George Bush and the conservative Republican agenda. They have told themselves for so long that Bush was doing a bad job that they have started to believe it. Unfortunately, some Republicans bought onto that line also, and apparently, like sheep, voted for Obama, which is unfortunate.

“It took eight years to get into this mess, and it will take a long time to get out of it,” Stachelbergerg said. But not as long as they think, especially if Obama continues on the torrid pace he has set in turning over conservative policy.

>Doofus Bush Blunders Again With Money To Detroit

>by Don White

A few days ago George Bush was interviewed about aid for the autoworkers. His eyebrows raised and he looked puzzled. Shooting the journalist a quizzical look, he said, “I’m still considering what I should do or not do regarding that question.”

“But, Mr. President, this is important, how long will it be before you’ll have an answer?”

He equivocated, pursing his lips in prevarication and replied: “It’ll be a few more days, at least.” You can tell when he’s lying. “Read my puckered lips.” He had already made up his mind, but this was a conservative reporter and he couldn’t hit her with the truth.

Then he jetted to various places like Iraq. There, he ducked a couple of shoes thrown at him by an irate Iraqi journalist and that got him thinking. What will my legacy be? I’m certainly not considered a George Washington in this country. If they hate me in Dahuk, will they love me in Detroit? How will America think of me in ten years? What do they think of me now, besides being a big doofus? Will they say, “Oh, yeah, Bush II, he was the one who took out America’s auto-making industry because he refused to chip in a few billion bucks?

That’s really what was on his mind, his legacy, not the good of America.
This is what is wrong with America. First, we elect an elitist African Arab, rock-star-wanna-be basketball player to be our leader, Barak Obama, without figuring out if community planning and oval office mojo are the same. Oh, but he promises “change,” I almost forgot. But change to what? More government, higher taxes, higher fuel costs–remember, they’ll go skyrocketing out of sight because he’s not high on gas? Oh,yeah! He’s high on gas alright, his own premium brand. He is only in it for the prestige and the legacy. He saw what a very unpopular president, Bill Clinton, did after he almost got kicked out of office. Bill travels the world giving speeches, writing reports and books, raking in millions of dollars by telling Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other exotic Southwest Asian countries like Bahrain what beautiful people they are.

One morning, Obama woke up and said “I could do that.” But first, he thought, I must conquer the will of the American people. Then it’s the world. If ever there was an egomaniac it was Barak Obama. But George Bush must have similar feelings–all presidents do. I make exceptions for the good guys like Gerald Ford, Harry Truman, and George Washington.

But Bush is going to give away $17.4 billion to the auto makers. No, that’s an incorrect statement. He’s giving it to the poor Michigan and Alabama auto workers who only make $70-$80 per hour already. Their lobbying effort paid off big. But the money is only a shot in the arm. It won’t save the American companies, just delay their demise, which is the worst of all scenarios.

By taking money from those of us who make $15 an hour and giving it to those that make five times more this is expected to seal Bush’s legacy? Wrong. It will only make the rich richer and the poor poorer; it will make America hate him more when we wake up and condemn that action as a catalyst to the disaster of depression awaiting us.

>News and Views

>Bush, Sarkozy to Meet As Signs of Recession Mount
Evidence piled up on Friday that the world is slipping into recession but the White House played down expectations for a weekend meeting between lame-duck U.S. President George W. Bush and European Union leaders.

New Home Construction at Lowest Level Since World War II
The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the woes of an economy that analysts said Friday has almost certainly entered a recession.

Iraq’s PM Slams Top US Soldier over Iran Comments
Iraq’s prime minister said in remarks aired Friday that the top U.S. commander in Iraq “risked his position” by alleging Iran was trying to bribe lawmakers to vote against the proposed security agreement with the United States.

A Knock on The Door Forever Changed Sister Uchtdorf
The remarkable story of Sister Harriet Uchtdorf’s introduction and conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes a friendly prologue.

Mexican Mormons Reflect on Church Growth, Temples
The remodeled Mexico City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens to the public next week, and longtime members of the church remember earlier years when attending a temple wasn’t so easy. In order to attend the nearest temple, members had to travel all the way to Mesa, Ariz., at considerable hardship.

Thrift Stores See Increased Sales
Thrift stores across the nation seem to be booming as Americans, bowing to the limits of their pocketbooks, have begun shopping more and more for used clothing and other items.

>Russia’s Aim Is Clear: Capture Georgia

President Mikheil Saakasvilli was educated in America in law and is pro-American.

Russia doesn’t want to protect anyone, least of all the Ossetian Russians who fled when Georgian tanks rolled in. Russia’s aim is to take back Georgia by hook or crook. And by the time this post circulates, due to inaction on Bush’s part and bad advice from Democrats, the Russians will be in the driver’s seat, having killed or captured most of the Georgian army–an army that the U.S. financed and trained.

There is no excuse for inaction on the part of the United States. We have troops, planes, and other assets in nearby Germany. Land our paratroopers in Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi–downtown Tbilisi, in fact. We need a show of strength, NOW! Drop some tanks, have the airforce make a couple of strikes against Russia’s tanks. Drop them in their tracks. Then you will get the attention of Putin and Medvedev. Russia is an uninvited enemy. We would be an invited guest.

World opinion is on our side, as it is with poor little Georgia. It can’t possible stand up against this Russian assault. Help, George. Help…

If you wait for the European Union to act, as Democrats suggest, it will soon be too late. Even if you get an emergency session of the U.N. today and a resolution condemning Russia, so what? That won’t stop them. One thing Russia knows that all liberals must learn–especially Obama–is that you lead with strength, not with some pretty little gestures like Obama made the other day when he said all sides should act with “restraint.” That’s such a gentle word, it belongs in the Kindergarten, not rough-and-tumble world politics. I can’t believe he’s like that. What kind of person would seek the presidency in today’s world and not be tough minded?

Georgia is a small, hilly country. We have an embassy in Tbilisi so with one phone call we can logically and legally beef up our embassy and save this city by acting now. Georgia’s location, nestled between the Black Sea, Russia, and Turkey, gives it strategic importance far beyond its size. It is developing as the gateway from the Black Sea to the Caucasus and the larger Caspian region, but also serves as a buffer between Russia and Turkey. Georgia has a long relationship with Russia, but it is reaching out to its other neighbors and looking to the West in search of alternatives and opportunities. Right now it needs our help.

Georgia signed a partnership and cooperation agreement with the European Union, participates in the Partnership for Peace, and encourages foreign investment. France, Germany and the United Kingdom also have embassies in Tbilisi.

The tiny nation of Georgia is also a member of the United Nations, the OSCE, the CIS and the Council of Europe. Why have we heard so little from these groups about this crisis? What’s the use of belonging to groups if you get no help when it matters?

Because of its strategic location it is in both the Russian and American spheres of influence. In common with many ex-Soviet republics it is both influenced by and fearful of its larger neighbor. Now, we can see why! The invitation of US troops into the country caused tension with Moscow some time ago, but to that I say so what! that should not deter America from taking action while its still not too late. The Russian government also believes that Georgia is being used by Chechen separatists. That’s a ruse. The American government has interests in an oil pipeline passing through the country. Former president Eduard Shevardnadze attempted to balance these competing demands. The new leadership of President Mikheil Saakasvilli is much closer to the United States and George Bush. Friends don’t let friends down, George.

George, don’t let your presidency end on a sour note like this. Get a move on and do something dramatic to stop these Ruuskis. They are land grabbers in the worst way.

Georgia has many mountains. Its highest point is 5,048 m above sea level. The mountains running through Georgia are called the Caucasus Mountains.

>McCain On Top Of Georgian Crisis

>Why is it that John McCain is the only candidate calling for Russia to leave Georgia and cease all military actions? Georgia is a constitutionally free country and Russia has attacked oil pipe terminals, airports, and government buildings, killing some 1,500 Georgians along the way.

Georgia has a right to do whatever is necessary to control the property within its borders and assure the freedom of all citizens, whether they still have Russian passports or not.

But I don’t see Obama on top of this. Bush will be all over it as soon as he can pull himself away from the track and field events and return to America. But I would think this is a great opportunity to come knocking on Putin’s hotel room door. They’re both there, George, initiate something, man, and leave a personal message.

What I would do is drop in on him unannounced. Take with you your body guards and when they get inside have them draw their weapons. Putin will do likewise and it will be a crazy standoff. Who’s willing to pull the trigger first. Then squint hard at him, George, and tell him that if you don’t return to your hotel room in ten minutes you have left instructions for Vice President Cheney to have the Airforce drop some bombs on Russian assets. And if that isn’t enough curl up your forehead. Give him that severely worried look. Stare him down. Kennedy did it to Nikita Khrushchev on Cuba, remember, Dude? Kennedy even blockaded Cuba so Russian ships couldn’t come in. Is there any way, George, that we can blockade Russia this time and kick their butts out of Georgia?

Polite Obama-ish language wont’ do it. Maybe we should issue a warning to Putin and then drop a couple of bombs, wiping out some Russian jets and tanks in Georgia. That would deliver the message and the war would end immediately. Where’s the UN and NATO when you need them?

Don’t go through diplomatic channels–it takes too long. By the time they get the message Russia may be annexing the entire country of Georgia. That’s their end game. They saw this coming and Georgia fell for it, mobilizing troops, attacking rebels in South … what’s its name) and now we have an all-out war and only Russia can stop it.

Interesting, Obama says he knows what to do and say at important times. But he’s always a little late. Like the Clinton debates where newsmen always called on her first. His lame answer was mostly, “I agree with everything she said.” It was because he doesn’t know nothin’. He’s stupid as far as foreign affairs are concerned. No, one little trip abroad didn’t educate him. He didn’t even take the time to talk to our injured boys and girls in army hospitals. Too busy seeing the general. What did he learn? Nothing. He was too busy preparing his Brandenburg speech and hobnobbing with the camera crew. McCain was right. He’s a true celeb. But photogenics isn’t what we are voting about come November.

>China, Let Those People Go

>In preparation for the Olympics, which started today, China rounded up any and all free-speech advocates in and around Beijing and other cities where the games will take place. They are now “enjoying” free meals and 24-hour “protection” from the harsh misty pollution of the outside. Though I doubt their “boxes” are air conditioned and I’m sure they are hot and very uncomfortable, which is typical Chinese torture for which this repressive regime is famous.

Bush was right to criticize the lack of openness in China as he opened the “massive” U.S. embassy in China’s capitol city. Here are his words:

He prodded China to lessen repression and “let people say what they think.” One must remember that this is a communist nation and its leaders tolerate only government-approved religions. Tell me, which ones are they? I know that Baptists, Mormons, Catholics, Jehova Witnesses, and other western churches can’t proselytize here, though the Catholics have some kind of presence and the Mormons have a temple in Hong Kong. China has rounded up dissidents ahead of the Olympics and imposed Internet restrictions on journalists that some say amount to censorship, all contrary to Beijing’s commitments when it won hosting rights for the games.

I hope someone is keeping count on Chinese promises made and kept. No doubt, they will be coming back in five years wanting to stage another extraviganza and the world should turn thumps down on that. In a way, John McCain is right. President Bush shouldn’t even be in Beijing for these games as a sign that he strongly opposes the treatment China is meting out to its neighbor Tibet.

Obviously, Bush thought he could better get the word out in person, rather than merely boycotting the games. Besides, he wanted to include his father. George W.H. Bush was instrumental in getting some semblance of peaceful talks started thirty years ago under the Nixon Administration and for him this is a sentimental journey.

“We strongly believe societies which allow the free expression of ideas tend to be the most prosperous and the most peaceful,” Bush said at the vast American diplomatic complex, built at a cost of $434 million.

His comments came on the heels of a speech Thursday in Bangkok in which he urged greater freedoms for the Chinese people. Beijing responded by defending its human rights record and saying Bush shouldn’t be meddling in its internal affairs.

But Bush also took care during the embassy ribbon-cutting to praise China’s contributions to society and embrace its relationship with the United States as strong, enduring and candid.

“Candor is most effective where nations have built a relationship of respect and trust,” Bush said. “I’ve worked hard to build that respect and trust. I appreciate the Chinese leadership that have worked hard to build that respect and trust.” Obviously, China needs to do more to build that trust. The millions of people in Chinese jails would like to be free.

The new U.S. embassy is its second-largest in the world, only after the heavily fortified compound in Baghdad, and Bush said this is symbolic of China’s importance to the United States.

“It reflects the solid foundation underpinning our relations,” Bush said. “It is a commitment to strengthen that foundation for years to come.”

The ceremony took place with a heavy haze engulfing the Chinese capital despite concerted government efforts to slash pollution before the games. It was full of emotional resonance, with those attending including Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, and Henry Kissinger, who was secretary of state during the Nixon presidency when the U.S. began a relationship with China.

It was the senior Bush, as chief of the U.S. liaison office during a critical period when the United States was renewing ties with China, who first brought his son to China in 1975. The current president fondly recalls biking around Beijing when that was the predominant form of transport.

Much has changed since. While there still are lots of bicycles, cars dominant the streets today. Skyscrapers have sprouted like mushrooms. And the proliferation of construction cranes shows the building boom is far from over — evidence of the country’s economic growth — though most of the work has ground to a halt to help the anti-pollution battle.

The American embassy, on 10 acres in a new diplomatic zone, is wrapped in freestanding transparent and opaque glass.

The dedication followed China’s unveiling of its own imposing new embassy in Washington last week. That 250,000-square-foot glass-and-limestone compound is the largest foreign embassy in the U.S. capital.

The number eight is considered auspicious in China — Friday is 8/8/08 on the calendar — so the embassy ceremony began at 8:08 a.m. local time. The opening ceremonies begin exactly 12 hours later at 8:08 p.m.

Bush, the first American president event to attend an Olympics on foreign soil, was to meet with U.S. athletes right before the ceremonies