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>Michele Obama’s Spending Makes Me Feel Proud Again To Be An American


Dear American Taxpayer
For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain . My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven’t lived until you have stayed in a $2,500..00 per night suite at a 5-Star luxury hotel. Thank you also for the use of Air Force 2 and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. 

Air Force 2 only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close.That’s quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint. 

I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. I do appreciate your sacrifice and do hope you find work soon. I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. 



P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION trip to India we just returned from! Love ya, mean it.


>Why Obama Acts So Muslim

— fwd…..not verified but interesting!

>  From Shepard Smith, Fox News.

> If you check Obama’s last trip overseas, his wife left just after their
> visit to France as stated below. She has yet to accompany him to any Arab
> country. Think about it. This was sent to me from a very good and reliable
> friend. The pieces of the puzzle just keep on coming together!
> Interesting…

> Travel for Obama
> I was at a Blockbusters renting videos, and as I was going along the wall,
> there was a video called “Obama”. There were two men next to me. We talked
> about Obama. These guys were Arabs and I asked them why they thought
Michele Obama headed home following her visit in France instead of
> traveling on to Saudi Arabia and Turkey with her husband. They told me
> she couldn’t go to Saudi Arabia , Turkey or Iraq . I said “Laura Bush
> went to Saudi Arabia , Turkey and Dubai .”

> They said that Obama is a Muslim, and by Muslim law he would not be
> allowed to bring his wife into countries that accept Sharia Law. I just
> thought it was interesting that two Arabs at Blockbusters accept the idea
> that we’re being led by a Muslim who follows the Islamic creed.

> They also said that’s the reason he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia . It
> was a signal to the Muslim world..

> Just thought you would like to know.

> ***************
> When I received this it made sense to me, but there were also a couple
> blank spots. Thus, I sent it to a friend who is a Middle Eastern Scholar
> and expert, Dr. Jim Murk. Here is his explanation that states a little
> clearer what the Arabs at Blockbuster were saying..

> “An orthodox Muslim man would never take his wife on a politically
> oriented trip to any nation which practices shari’ah law, which includes
> Saudi Arabia . This is true and it is why Obama left Michelle in Europe
> or at home when he went to especially Arab countries. He knows Muslim
> protocol; this included his bowing to the Saudi king.. Obama is regarded
> as a Muslim in these countries simply because he was born to a Muslim
> father. Note that he has downplayed his Christianity–even spoke of his
> Muslim faith with George Stephanopoulus –by not publicly joining a
> Christian church in D.C., but simply attending the chapel or services at
Camp David . He also played down the fact that the USA was a Christian
> country and said, unbelievably, that it was one of the largest Muslim
> nations in the world, which is nonsense. He has also publicly taken the
> part of the Palestinians in the conflict with Israel . Finally he ignored
> the National Day of Prayer.
>   He is bad newsl He is God’s judgment on America .”
>                                          Jim Murk

> Thus once again ACTIONS speak louder than words. Check out Obama’s. Do
> they appear treasonous to you or is it just millions of us who think so?
> God help us!
> Have you wondered why Barack Hussein Obama has insisted that the U.S.
Attorney General hold the trials for the 911 Murdering Muslims Terrorists
> in Civilian Courts as Common Criminals instead of as Terrorists who
> attacked the United States of America?

> Think about this: If the Muslim Terrorists are tried in Military
> Tribunals, convicted, and sentenced to DEATH by the Military Tribunal, BY
> LAW of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, as President of the United
> States, would be required to SIGN their Death Warrants before they could
> be EXECUTED. He would not be required to sign the death warrants if
> sentenced to death by a Civilian Court. Think about the Muslim Jihadist,
> Major Hassan who slaughtered his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas..
> Major Hassan did not want to go to Afghanistan and be a part of anything
> that could lead to the deaths of fellow Muslims. He stated that Muslims
> could not and should not KILL FELLOW MUSLIMS.
> Is the motive for Barack Hussein Obama’s decision to make sure he doesn’t
> have to sign the death warrants for the Muslim Terrorists? Why would he,
> as President of the United States, not want to sign the death warrants for
> Muslim Terrorists who attacked the United States and MURDERED over 3,000
> innocent United States Citizens on 9/11? Could it be that he is FORBIDDEN
> BY HIS RELIGION to have anything to do with the execution of Muslims?
> Think about that!!! Join me in opening our ears, eyes and minds to what
> THEIR President is doing.

>                        John W. King, Attorney at La

>Woman Are Following Michelle Obama In London


For more than 20 years, we at the Media Research Center have been documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias through our various news and research divisions.

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Love is in the British air as
news outlets chronicle the
Obamas’ G-20 Summit trip.

The liberal media have seized on the First Couple’s trip to London for the G-20 summit as yet another opportunity to revel in Obama-gasmic rapture—reporting in seemingly choreographed unison on what they are calling our “American Royalty.”

On NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams referenced the Obamas’ “star power” and was positively glowing as he set up his version of the Obama puff-piece:

“One London paper today called them ‘American Royalty.’ The President’s one thing, but millions of people are just watching Michelle Obama, wondering what she will wear, wondering where she will show up next.”

The CBS Evening News couldn’t resist the First Lady either, devoting an entire full-length “news” segment to what they dubbed “Michelle Mania.” Katie Couric giggled: “The British give America’s First Lady a welcome fit for a Queen.”

This is just a sampling of all of the “hard-hitting” coverage the “Lamestream Media” have delivered on the Obamas’ trip. In fact, so saccharine sweet and singularly fixated were their accolades one could almost forget the world of economic turmoil, suffering and strife “America’s Royalty” had just left behind.

But then again, isn’t that exactly what the liberal media want us to do?

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+ + Leading Dems Question Obama’s Authority for Auto Plan

While the liberal news outlets were delivering ridiculous Obama love missives from across the Pond, the Media Research Center’s was once again doing real reporting on the important issues. Like President Obama’s highly questionable takeover of Chrysler and General Motors.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told that he does not know from where the President gained legal authority to oversee a restructuring of the two giant auto makers.

“I don’t know, technically. I would be kidding you to mouth some words on that, because I don’t know technically where that authority would be,” Hoyer said.

Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) said that he was somewhat surprised that the Administration never consulted with him about its auto industry takeover plan despite his key committee Chairmanship, and that he had only “been reading about it in the papers basically.”

The Obama Administration is executing its Chrysler/GM takeover as a part of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) that Congress enacted last year specifically to bail out financial institutions—and not other businesses such as auto manufacturers. When President Bush asked Congress last fall to approve legislation authorizing him to use TARP money to bailout the auto industry, Congress rejected his request.

President Obama, of course, never asked for Congressional approval. He just did it.

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>Obama Smokes His Brand of Communism


Part Two:

Obama’s Secret Passions: Communism and Cigarettes

In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama’s life as a “secret smoker” and how he “went to great lengths to conceal the habit.” But what about Obama’s secret political life? It turns out that Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist. Now we know where his communist ideas and sympathies began.

It’s no secret that when news hit the wires that Russia had invaded Georgia, Obama’s first remark was, “both sides should show restraint.” He would go on to regret that tepid statement, but his real sentiments showed through as he would repeat it again while John McCain immediately, rightly and strongly, criticized Moscow for invading Georgia, demanding they leave.

McCain made a point of this apparent Obama slip or weakness in the first debate, stating Obama was too naïve, unprepared and inexperienced about world affairs to be commander in chief.

Was he naïve? Obama observers said he merely misspoke. One such faux pass, yes, but two in the same week on the same subject and in the same words, no. I believe part of him, nine years to be exact, instructs his sympathetic behavior toward Russia, its invasion into sovereign Georgian territory, Vladimir Putin, and even communism.

This is also the reason he was so quick to tell the world he could comfortably meet without preconditions with the world’s worst dictators—they are generally communists and he feels a natural inclination toward them and would be confident around them because he shares most of the same beliefs. When the American voter awakens to that fact, Obama’s “smokin” polling numbers will quickly fade. But is there enough time to get the word out?

Obama knows Russia is not a democracy—he said that in the last debate. He knows Russia is not the capitalistic country Vladimir Putin inherited from Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin after perestroika. As Putin nationalized oil and other industries and ruled with an iron hand, Russia reverted back to its former self, a repressive communistic dictatorship.

In his books, Obama admits attending “socialist conferences” and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a “hard-core academic Marxist,” which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes. But his policies and thought patterns belie that Obama smoke screen.

However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a leader of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) in Hawaii. The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”

The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What’s more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.

Trevor Loudon, a New Zealand-based libertarian activist, researcher and blogger, in a posting of March 2007 noted evidence that “Frank” was Frank Marshall Davis. Obama’s communist connection adds to mounting public concern about a candidate who has come out of virtually nowhere, with a brief U.S. Senate legislative record, to become the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. presidency. AIM recently disclosed that Obama has well-documented socialist connections, which help explain why he sponsored a “Global Poverty Act” designed to send hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. foreign aid to the rest of the world, in order to meet U.N. demands. The bill has passed the House and a Senate committee, and awaits full Senate action.

In Obama’s own book, Dreams From My Father, he writes about “a poet named Frank,” who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of “hard-earned knowledge” and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had “some modest notoriety once,” was “a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago…” but was now “pushing eighty.” He writes about “Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self” giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at age18. Dashiki is a colorful men’s garment widely worn in West Africa that covers the top half of the body.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
– Proverbs 21:6

That’s a favorite Biblical statement. It’s a truth that fits Barak Obama to a T. Frank Davis taught him communism as a youth and what do you get more than 20 years later—a candidate for president who sides with the likes of Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Raul Castro, Hu Jintao, and Kim Il-sung.

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright of the Trinity United Church of Christ taught him and Michelle how to hate America and Frank Davis taught him to love communism. Is it any wonder that Michelle made those gaffes some time after Obama’s started his presidential campaign. They were about it being the first time she really appreciated being an American? In typical fashion, Obama tried to excuse her by saying she meant her newfound pride was about the political system and was not meant to disparage her country. Barak, what kind of dried ganga leaf you been smokin’?

“What she meant was, this is the first time that she’s been proud of the politics of America,” he said. But Michelle Obama is an experienced attorney and an expert public speaker. I doubt anyone believed that lame excuse. What they believed is that Michelle Obama was preconditioned to say such garbage because of Reverend Wright.

This “Frank” is none other than Frank Marshall Davis, the black communist writer now considered by some to be in the same category of prominence as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. In the summer/fall 2003 issue of African American Review, James A. Miller of George

Washington University reviews a book by John Edgar Tidwell, a professor at the University of Kansas, about Davis’s career, and notes, “In Davis’s case, his political commitments led him to join the American Communist Party during the middle of World War I—even though he never publicly admitted his Party membership.” Tidwell is an expert on the life and writings of Davis.

One academic who travels in communist circles understands the significance of the Davis-Obama relationship. Professor Gerald Horne, a contributing editor of the Communist Party journal Political Affairs, talked about it during a speech last March at the reception of the Communist Party USA archives at the Tamiment Library of New York University. The remarks are posted online under the headline, “Rethinking the History and Future of the Communist Party.”

Cliff Kincaid writes about a Daily Telegraph article by Toby Harnden on Communist Frank Marshall Davis, “a strong influence over a young Barack Obama for nine years of his life, rather than just four, and was a sex pervert and pothead. “Sexual Perversion and Rape and Davis’s alleged sexual perversion adds a dramatic and alarming element to the controversy.

Harnden, the Daily Telegraph’s U.S. editor based in Washington D.C reports that Davis’s sexual proclivities were documented in a 1968 pornographic novel, written just two years before Davis became Obama’s mentor, which was titled, Sex Rebel: Black (Memoirs of a Gourmet Gash).

It was in Chicago that Obama became a “community organizer” and came into contact with more far-left political forces, including the Democratic Socialists of America (SDS) which maintains close ties to European socialist groups and parties through the Socialist International (SI), and two former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), William Ayers and Carl Davidson.

The SDS laid siege to college campuses across America in the 1960s, mostly in order to protest the Vietnam War, and spawned the terrorist Weather Underground organization.

Ayers was a member of the terrorist group and turned himself in to authorities in 1981. He is now a college professor and served with Obama on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Davidson is now a figure in the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, an offshoot of the old Moscow-controlled CPUSA, and helped organize the 2002 rally where Obama came out against the Iraq War. Come to think of it, Putin and Russia were against our war in Iraq, too. Still are. Coincidence?