By John W. Lillpop
As the Republican party continues to abandon the American people by morphing into a far-left wing of the Democrat Party on issues like immigration, many important questions about illegals are not being asked, to the potential detriment of American citizens.
For example, conventional wisdom(?) is that there are 11 million illegals in America. That number has been bandied about for years, with little or no substantiation.
However, if the government’s ability to estimate is anything as pathetic as we have seen with Obamacare, one can reasonably expect that there are many, many more illegals here than the Democrats are claiming.
Thus, the fiscal, social, and cultural impact of amnesty may very well be several times more damaging that is being stated.
Then, the question not being asked is: Who in the hell are these people?
Migrating to America (legally) is, and should be, a long, drawn-out procedure meant to protect the interests of American citizens. It involves more than simply jumping a fence and heading north in pursuit of free health care, education, food stamps and other handouts paid for by US taxpayers.
Legal immigration means enduring rigorous hurdles like background checks to detect a criminal background or possible ties to terrorists.
It means medical examinations to detect diseases still prevalent in third-world nations, but long since eradicated here, and
It means proof of financial solvency so as to prevent newcomers from becoming a burden on U.S. taxpayers.
Those who have jumped the fence into America in order to avoid our immigration checks are not immigrants, and are not deserving of amnesty..
In truth, people who come here illegally leave America vulnerable to undetected crime, terrorism, disease, and financial devastation. And they have no legal or moral justification for being here.
Bottom Line: Before even considering amnesty, our government needs to determine how many illegals are here and what medical, criminal, financial, and social questions must be answered before anyone is allowed to bypass the rule of law.
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:29 PM
By John W. Lillpop
School officials at a New York City school have decided that diversity trumps superior education, at least with regard to precocious Kindergartners.
As reported at the reference:
A popular gifted-student program at a New York City elementary school is getting the ax after school officials decided it lacked diversity.
PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald told parents in a letter Jan. 24 that Students of Academic Rigor, or SOAR, would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners, the New York Daily News reported.
“Our Kindergarten classes will be heterogeneously grouped to reflect the diversity of our student body and the community we live in,” Miss McDonald said in the letter posted on Flickr.com.
At least one parent described SOAR as largely white, while others disagreed, the report said.
One mother conceded the program did have a lot of white students, but worried gifted students now won’t be challenged enough.
“Where are they going to put the higher-level students? Sometimes, there are different levels, and teachers can’t handle all the levels in one class,” she told the Daily News.
In a follow-up letter sent to parents Monday, Miss McDonald wrote: “At PS 193, we believe that all children can learn and achieve high standards. We also know that we want all children at PS 193 to have equal access to high quality, challenging curriculum, and to have ample opportunities to master complex material and build academic and personal self-confidence. We also want our classes to reflect the diversity of our community. We believe we can have both: classrooms characterized by rigor and diversity.”
With all due respect Ms. McDonald, why not simply allow classes for gifted children to be for gifted children, and to hell with community diversity?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:45 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Recent polling suggests that the GOP, despite its obvious flaws and god-forsaken likeness to Democrat Party loons, has a better than even chance of denying Nancy Pelosi’s lust for another destructive term as Speaker of the US House, and a fair to good chance of sending old Harry Reid to the back benches of the US Senate!
Imagine the glory: Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and Barack Obama permanently fitted for the Lame Duck status which he so richly deserves!
So just why are John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Eric Cantor in such a big hurry to join hands with Obama in jumping off the political cliff in pursuit of illegal aliens?
A new US Senate, under the Leadership of, say, Ted Cruz, could have a public burning of the wretched immigration reform monster passed by the Senate in 2013.
That’s right, burn, baby, burn in honor of American borders, language, and culture. Let the nation of Mexico and the 30-40 illegal aliens squatting here know of a certainty that illegals are not welcome and must get the hell out—or be removed forcibly.
In a few as ten months, common sense and patriotism could stage a major comeback in the halls of Congress; thereby ending the insanity of voluntarily reducing America to a third-world toilet akin to our goofy neighbors to the south!
Let’s think in terms of national sovereignty, secure borders, English as the national language, and traditional American values as treasured attributes not to be trifled with by Spanish-speaking banditos not worthy of American citizenship.
Again, with the Control of Congress seemingly headed in a more conservative direction, why are some GOP leaders intent on surrendering our precious heritage and culture to banditos?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:58 PM
By John W. Lillpop
For forty long, agonizing years, the personage of Henry Waxman (D-CA)has haunted the US House of Representatives and tainted the public image of California voters as dumb louts who were stupid enough to send this untalented bureaucratic weasel to Washington, D.C.
As reported at the reference, Waxman has finally taken the road less traveled and decided to rid the US House of his bothersome self:
Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, will not seek re-election this year, becoming another member of a growing list of long-tenured congressmen who have recently announced their plans to call it quits.
Mr. Waxman, who is retiring after 40 years in Congress, had been the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and also chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the tail end of the George W. Bush administration.
In a statement, Mr. Waxman said he’s grateful for the support of his constituents, supporters and allies, colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle, his staff and his family.
“I first ran for office because I believe government can be a force for good in people’s lives,” he said. “I have held this view throughout my career in Congress. And I will leave the House of Representatives with my conviction intact. I have learned that progress is not always easy. It can take years of dedication and struggle. But it’s worth fighting for.”Although Waxman leaves office without repenting of his idiotic notions about government being a ‘force for good,’ at least he is getting the hell out of the way to make room for real Americans in Congress.
Henry Waxman retirement: Proof that Prayer DOES work!
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/30/longtime-rep-henry-waxman-retire/#ixzz2ruMNDAky
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:40 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama has not only made the American Dream less attainable, the community organizer from the alleys of Chicago has gone the extra mile by making the American Dream off limits to ordinary citizens.
By peddling cradle-to-grave government interference in the lives and ambitions of we the people, Obama’s not so subtle message is:
You are too weak, incompetent, and stupid to build that!
Your only hope for success is to turn your sorry, low-IQ selves over to big brother (Me) who will make all important decisions for you and whom will support you with a lifetime of health-care subsidies, food stamps, welfare and disability benefits, and Executive Orders as needed to level the playing field when it comes to income, racial, and social equality.
All I ask of you in return is that you provide unstinted loyalty to anti-capitalism radicalism, and a lifetime of uninterrupted votes for Democrat politicians, that is, those whom have received my endorsement.
In short, brothers and sisters, you simply CAN’T BUILD THAT!, because you lack the education, intelligence, ambition, and tenacity to do anything but accept the goods and services that government secures from racist rich folks on your behalf.
Thank God, or whomever you choose, for the blessings of Serendipity which are brought to you by Marxist government.
To those ‘old school’ folks who feel quaint guilt about being dependent on government, never forget America’s history of slavery, Jim Crow laws, hangings, wanton discrimination, and other abuses inflicted upon the meek by the rich and powerful.
Celebrate, therefore, your liberation from the shackles of capitalism and commit yourself to the wonderful progressive ideology that will set you free and guarantee your eternal happiness!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:22 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama surprised some pundits with his relatively low-key State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. He was expected to be far more confrontational and partisan in what was supposed to be the opening salvo for control of Congress this November.
Instead, Obama was morbidly obsessed with repeating old themes and promises from previous SOU speeches, promises which he will surely be unable to deliver on in 2014.
But perhaps Obama deserves a bit of slack?
After all, it is not at easy to deliver a fire and brimstone attack with a great deal of sincerity when your approval numbers are seriously underwater, and when the public is evenly divided as to whether or not the President is even honest and trustworthy!
What to say when 63 percent of the unwashed masses do not trust the President’s judgment?
How much shouting and stomping can a defiant Community Organizer get away with when his “signature” legislation, Marxist health care, has crashed and burned in such spectacular fashion?
The truth is that Obama’s placid, lack-luster SOU performance is the product of his awful performance while president.
All of which confirms one inconvenient truth: When it comes to being an effective President, “Clean and Articulate” is not nearly enough!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:26 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Nearly 30 years and 30-40 million illegal aliens ago, on November 6, 1986, Republican President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 which mandated certain actions to prevent further invasions of the homeland, mostly by third-world illegal aliens from south of our borders.
IRCA also granted amnesty to 3-4 million illegal aliens already in residence.
This new law (Public Law No. 99 - 603.) was supposed to end the dangerous influx of uninvited and unwelcome migrants into our blessed nation.
In signing the IRCA, Reagan released a statement which sought to explain the law law to the American people. The complete text of Reagan’s statement is provided at the link.
A summary of Reagan’s thinking on the matter was included in the final paragraph of the statement which reads as follows:
The act I am signing today is the product of one of the longest and most difficult legislative undertakings of recent memory. It has truly been a bipartisan effort, with this administration and the allies of immigration reform in the Congress, of both parties, working together to accomplish these critically important reforms. Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people: American citizenship.”
Since the IRCA was signed into law, America’s borders have become a meaningless joke, ignored by all subsequent administrations, both Democrat and Republican, even following the devastating terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Now in 2014, both parties are about to devalue American citizenship dramatically by granting amnesty to tens of millions who have violated our borders and laws, and whom often use public goods and services to which they are not entitled.
Ronald Reagan is generally regarded as a decent, honest man whose intent was honorable, but mistaken.
One shudders to imagine how America may look 30 years from now if the Obama-Boehner-Reid plundering of the Republic through immigration amnesty is enacted.
Does anyone really believe that Barack Obama or any Democrat gives a damn about control of our borders or the value of American citizenship? Or that the Republican party is any better?
Woe be unto those who seek to destroy American language, culture and borders for selfish political gain!
By John W. Lillpop
The utter and complete lack of morality among progressives was exposed in all it’s profound ugliness this week.
To begin with, Barack Obama celebrated the 41st anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court ruling which made possible the extermination of 55 million innocent lives since 1973.
President Obama on Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision with a statement calling on the nation to "recommit" to the principle "that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health."
"We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom," Obama said.”
Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry tried to intervene on behalf of an illegal alien from Mexico who was convicted of murdering a police officer 20 years ago.
Kerry had argued that the execution of illegal alien Edgar Tamayo Arias would be extremely detrimental to the interests of the United States."
Despite Kerry’s bleeding heart idiocy, the state of Texas did the right thing by executing Arias, as scheduled, on Wednesday night.
Just why in the hell do liberals fret over the lawful execution of an illegal alien who murdered a cop; but celebrate the killing of 55 million innocents?
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/abortion/196106-obama-calls-on-nation-to-recommit-to-choice#ixzz2rGGl0vhf
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:17 PM
By John W. Lillpop
There he goes again!
Millions of Americans are suffering from the Obama lies and deceit about health care reform, and will continue to hurt until this dreadful experiment with Marxism is officially expunged from the rule of law.
Unfortunately, yet another Obama lie haunts We the People with just as much punch in the gut as Obamacare.
Specifically, learned men are reporting that, rather than the 6.7% unemployment rate advertised by Obama stool pigeons, the actual number is 37.2 percent of the American population left without work by the Obama ‘recovery..'
Furthermore, under The One the “misery index” is at 14, rather than 8 as claimed by The One.
As reported at the reference:
Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.
In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government.
Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to get a gun, said that the government isn't being honest in how it calculates those out of the workforce or inflation, the two numbers used to get the Misery Index figure.
“The unemployment rate only describes people who are currently working or looking for work,” he said. That leaves out a ton more.
“Unemployment in its truest definition, meaning the portion of people who do not have any job, is 37.2 percent. This number obviously includes some people who are not or never plan to seek employment. But it does describe how many people are not able to, do not want to or cannot find a way to work. Policies that remove the barriers to employment, thus decreasing this number, are obviously beneficial,” he and colleague Megan Russell in their new investors note from their offices in Charlottesville, Va.
They added that “officially-reported unemployment numbers decrease when enough time passes to discourage the unemployed from looking for work. A decrease is not necessarily beneficial; an increase is clearly detrimental.”
Then there is the Misery Index, which is a calculation based in inflation and unemployment, both numbers the duo say are underscored by the government. He said that the Index doesn’t properly calculate how Uncle Sam is propping up the economy with bond purchases and other actions.
“These tricks, along with a host of other dubious accounting schemes, under report inflation by about 3 percent,” they wrote, adding that the official inflation rate is just 1.24 percent.
“Today, the Misery Index would be 7.54 using official numbers,” they wrote. But if calculations tabulating the full national unemployment including discouraged workers, which is 10.2 percent, and the historical method of calculating inflation, which is now 4.5 percent, ‘the current misery index is closer to 14.7, worse even than during the Ford administration.”
Once again, The One has used the power of government to promulgate ugly lies about life under a Marxist community organizer!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 7:58 AM
By John W. Lillpop
When the U.S. Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand in 1973, the seven justices who voted in favor became party to a human rights violation of monumental proportions.
55 million human lives have been exterminated through abortion in the United States since the court issued a death warrant for the unborn.
Forty- one years and 55 million lives slaughtered, all in the name of “choice.”
That is nearly seven times the number of Jews who perished at the hands of Adolph Hitler, and more than the number of victims slaughtered by Joseph Stalin.
However, unlike those murdered by Hitler and Stalin, the 55 million fetuses killed in America had no political, social, or religious enemies. Rather, they were innocent human lives waiting to experience the blessings of birth and the joys of life.
Those who believe that abortion should be an inalienable right refuse to accept an indisputable fact: A fetus is human life before birth
That says it all. Call that fetus what you wish, the fact remains that it is human life.
Albeit, the fetus is a life without power, voting rights, free speech or any other protection afforded the born. However, it is a human life, nevertheless.
In addition, human life, in all forms, is a precious gift from God regardless of how inconvenient the pregnancy may be.
Abortion, then, is a deliberate, premeditated destruction of one of God’s precious gifts.
Abortion is a superseding of divine will by mortal will.. Those who do so shall be held accountable at a final, and eternal, judgment.
Which is why, even in cases involving the most despicable subhuman killers, our society affords layer-upon-layer of legal review and appeal before using execution as the ultimate punishment.
Unfortunately, while some fight to the bitter end to save the life of a viscous thug convicted of multiple murders, there is no mercy or fight in them for the unborn--those with life before birth.
May we the people replace the atrocity of abortion on demand with a mindset that celebrates “Life before Birth.”
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:55 AM
Satire by John W. Lillpop
As widely reported throughout the media, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview that if “extreme conservatives” are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” then “they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
No place in New York for those who support the right to life for all, including the unborn, the 2nd Amendment, and traditional marriage?
Just what sort of hallucinatory agent is Governor Cuomo ingesting? Perhaps a call to the lawyer and psychiatric doctor of fellow New Yorker Alex Rodriquez is indicated?
Even more distressing than the Cuomo oral version of Mein Kampf are the Governor’s secret plans for administering tests to determine voter eligibility based on thought and belief analysis, especially in mostly Republican neighborhoods and suburbs.
This simple, yet scientific, test has been programmed to evaluate one’s “right- wing extremist” quotient, and would be used to cull out undesirables from the New York voter rolls.
A. Roe V. Wade, one of America’s great founding fathers, authored Amendment No. 16 to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees women the right to privacy while undergoing an abortion.
In what year was Amendment 16 added to the Bill of Rights?
( ) 1792
( ) 1812
( ) Still being filibustered in the U.S. Senate
B. Abortions should be:
( ) Mandatory for unmarried women under 30.
( ) A real no-no after an expectant mother has started to labor, unless the attending physician can guarantee that law enforcement authorities will not be notified.
( ) Funded by eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
2. Global War on Terror
A. The war on terror is:
( ) Based on outright lies and exaggerations left over from the Bush administration, and, as such, criminal in nature.
( ) Over, kaput. The terrorists have won—America should surrender immediately.
( ) Less dangerous to the general population than the Catholic Church
( ) Stimulate economic growth and create millions of secure, high paying government jobs.
( ) Are needed to keep overachievers humble.
( ) Should be paid by any family with an annual income in excess of $7,450.
4. Energy and Dependence on Foreign Oil
A. Drilling for new oil reserves in America is:
( ) Prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.
( ) Sure to irritate Iran’s president and other Islamic business leaders that Obama should be working with, rather than against.
( ) Unnecessary if automobiles are outlawed.
B. Adding additional refining capacity would:
( ) Increase demand, thereby causing more global warming.
( ) Be more immoral than slavery.
( ) Be fine if built in blue states by brown illegal aliens.
( ) Not be OK because the land is urgently needed for illegal aliens moving here from Mexico.
C. The best option for dealing with the high cost of gasoline is to:
( ) Ignore it. Americans drive too much as it is.
( ) Raise gasoline taxes $4.50 per gallon to reduce demand.
( ) Cut off supplies to Red states.
( ) Require each Mexican illegal alien to smuggle in five gallons of gas per month as a condition of amnesty.
5. Illegal immigration
A. Illegal immigration is:
( ) Desperately needed by liberals in order to win elections.
( ) A misnomer. They are actually undocumented Democrats!
( ) Mexico’s chief export.
( ) Not a threat to U.S. homeland security. Why would Mexican peasants destroy the land of free rice and tacos?
B. Border security should be:
( ) Ignored, because we need cheap lettuce.
( ) Ignored, because we need cheap lettuce and more Democrats.
( ) Turned over to La Rezaq in the name of diversity.
( ) Used to keep Mexican conservatives out of the United States.
C. The proposed fence between the United States and Mexico is:
( ) A terrific idea, if built by firms owned by women and minorities.
( ) Unconstitutional. It discriminates against Mexicans too fat to climb over a fence.
( ) “Pork” in Red States, but economic necessity in blue states.
D. Obama’s proposed amnesty:
( ) Is illegal if it prevents Mexicans from collecting welfare.
( ) Will work if guest workers are required to join a labor union.
( ) Should include free health care, driver's licenses, college degrees, and interest-free mortgages for illegal aliens.
E. Spanish versus English: Mexican illegal immigrants should:
( ) Be prevented from learning English because the Democrats have printed 30 million ballots in Spanish for the 2016 election.
( ) Be kept English-illiterate to avoid exposure to GOP lies and propaganda.
( ) Be taught vital English words and phrases like welfare, food stamps, ACLU, racism, class-action lawsuit, Vote Democrat, six-pack, etc.
F. Janet Napolitano, former Head of Homeland Security
( ) Was for Illegal Immigration before she was against it.
( ) Was a “stealth” candidate in Mexico’s presidential election two years ago.
( ) Thinks ''Minutemen'' is a reference to the sexual staying power of Border Patrol agents.
6. Using Liberalism to Understand Islam
( ) Was an Islamic religious ritual thousands of years before being commercialized as a national hotel chain—Ramada Inn—by greedy American capitalists.
( ) Is not covered by the constitutional separation of church and state because our founding fathers were all Christian Caucasians—AKA infidels.
( ) Should be observed by non-Muslims, especially obese Americans who need daily fasting just before pigging out at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
( ) Should be a paid, month-long national holiday for union labor and all Democrat operatives with proven liberal credentials.
B. The Koran:
( ) Specifically identifies G.W. Bush as an alcoholic dyslexic and the anti-Allah.
( ) Is available on CD at Democratic National Committee headquarters.
( ) Should be required reading in K-12 to promote religious diversity and sensitivity, and to offset Judeo-Christian propaganda in the Bible.
( ) Calls for Iran and Syria to join forces in combating America
( ) Are spiritual sanctuaries reserved for holy communion with Allah, except when being used to plan nuclear attacks on the United States or Israel.
( ) Are managed by skilled curators who are experts in certifying Islamic axes for beheading infidels.
( ) Must never be used to store weapons or ammunition except during time of war. Because of infidels, Islam has always been, and will always be, at war.
( ) Must be attended for Friday prayer, except for the faithful who attend mosques destroyed by suicide bombers. (Notice: No fair blowing up a mosque just to get out of Friday prayer!)
D. The practice of rewarding martyrs with 72 virgins:
( ) Makes far more sense that the Christian myth about a virgin giving birth to a Jew who had come to save the world.
( ) Assures that Allah will always have a large contingent of dedicated, virile young men eager to give their very lives for the righteous cause of Islam.
( ) Proves that Christians who promote abstinence are extremists who do not understand spirituality in this life nor the one to follow!
( ) Is proof that welfare reform without a commitment to government- sponsored vocational training is a failed Republican idea.
There you go! Some practical ideas from the Governor of New York on how to make tolerance even more intolerable!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:38 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama is engulfed in a sea of scandals and corruption involving the unnecessary loss of American lives in Benghazi, Libya; unlawful use of the IRS against his political foes; unprecedented application of government surveillance equipment and technology to snoop on American citizens and foreign allies; brutal gun-running scams across US borders into Mexico; lies and deception regarding government health care reform; wanton disregard for the rule of law, and other high crimes and misdemeanors, each worthy of removal from office.
In addition, the Obama economy is mired in devastating debt, untoward levels of unemployment, and disastrous spending fueled by rampant waste and corruption.
Yet despite all of the obvious signs that the cause of most of America’s woes originate with the policies and people of his administration, Barack Obama continues to mount a racial pity pot to explain the dreadful state of the Union.
President Barack Obama said that racial tensions may have softened his popularity among white voters within the last two years, according to a story posted on the New Yorker magazine’s web site today.
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama said in the article by David Remnick, appearing in the magazine’s Jan. 27 edition.
“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president,” Obama said in his most direct comments on how race has affected his political standing since he’s been in office.
Obama’s second term has been marked by controversies including a partial government shutdown in October, revelations that the National Security Agency has gathered personal mobile phone data and the troubled rollout of health-insurance expansion.
Obama’s approval rating among all voters is 39 percent and his disapproval rating is 53 percent, according to a Gallup Poll conducted Jan. 14-16.”
Rather than falling back on the race card, Barack would be well advised to look into the mirror and face the omnibus of scandal and failure that his policies and actions have brought to America.
Get rid of Marxist health care and work in earnest to create jobs, Mr. President, and you will be embraced by all, regardless of race or ethnicity!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:04 PM
By John W. Lillpop
By any measure, the presidency of Barack Obama has been a tragic failure, a major set-back to the lofty notion of American Exceptionalism.
Suffice it to say, if America had been foolish enough to elect (and re-elect) Barack Obama earlier in our history, America would today be a fascist dictatorship operating under Sharia Law where the Rule of Law would not exist; where Congress would be outlawed; where all wealth would be the sole and separate property of the dictator state; where individual rights would be the butt of late-night comics; where income equality would mean poverty for all; where religious freedom would be limited to state-licensed “Barack Is The One” worship centers; where the state of Israel would be public enemy # 1 and Muslim nations would be the strongest US allies; where “illegal aliens” would be white southerners with the audacity to have been born on US soil; where controlling spending and the deficit would be considered terrorist acts perpetrated by racist white people to harm people of color.
Had Barack Obama been elected, say, 200 years earlier, in 1808, America would have lost the War of 1812, the US-Mexico war, the Civil war, World Wars, 1 and 11, the Korean War, and all subsequent skirmishes; the US military would be a haven for “girly” men where push ups would be considered ‘cruel and unusual punishment,’ and thus, outlawed; the national language would alternate between Spanish, Mexican, Chinese, and Arabic, and where truth and veracity would be seen as ‘old school’ foolishness.
The motto of the US Marines would be ‘Surrender Works: It May Save Your Life!,’ and where birds, dogs, cats, chickens, fish and all domesticated (partially or fully) would be covered under a universal Single Payer health care plan.
Simply put, if Barack had arrived on the America political scene earlier, there would be no America to worry about in 2014.
An objective assessment of specific areas of the Obama presidency through 2013 yields failing marks for the following:
Overall Direction of Nation:
Relations with Allies:
War on Terrorism:
Advocacy of Individual Rights:
Economic Growth, Stability:
Control of Borders, Illegals:
Ability to Work With Congress:
Adherence to Rule of Law:
Defense of Constitution,
& Bill of Rights:
Global Climate Policy:
US Energy Policy:
War and Peace:
Healthcare Legislation, Implementation:
Role Model for Youth:
Only when it comes to total devastation of the American spirit does Barack escape the wrath of F. In this regard, The One earns an “Incomplete!”
Let’s make sure he does NOT complete this item, shall we?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:48 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Reverend Jeremiah Wright may be an anti-American racist and first-class heel; however, there ARE redeeming qualities for which the Reverend can be most proud.
For one, he sides with the majority of Americans who feel utter contempt for Barack Hussein Obama, America’s out-of-order, Clueless president.
As reported, Reverend Wright compared the iconic legacy of Martin Luther King, whose birthday will be celebrated nationally on January 22, to the evil record of Barack.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s ongoing public feud with President Barack Obama is apparently still going strong six years after the then-presidential candidate distanced himself from his former pastor over his inflammatory remarks.
Wright has since disparaged the president numerous times in public, mostly recently while appearing at a Chicago Teachers Union event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday.
“We need to teach the truth about our politicians, from Bush to Barack. Because very clearly it is not about the person, it is about the policies of this government,” Wright reportedly said. “King said, ‘I have a dream.’ Barack said, ‘I have a drone.’”
President Obama’s use of drone strikes to combat terrorism has been a divisive issue throughout his presidency.Bravo, Reverend Wright!
By John W. Lillpop
Just when it seemed as though America had hit rock bottom and could sink no lower in garnering respect from in the world community, Barack Obama has been humiliated by Iranian thugs who are cheering an important victory in the ongoing battle over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is taking to Twitter to gloat about the nuclear deal his country struck with the U.S. and other Western countries.
"Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation's interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation's will," Rouhani tweeted about an hour ago.
In a recent interview, Iran's chief negotiator for the nuclear deal also claimed victory.
“No facility will be closed; enrichment will continue, and qualitative and nuclear research will be expanded,” the chief nuclear negotiator said. “All research into a new generation of centrifuges will continue.”
Yet another spectacular foreign-policy achievement on record for our beleaguered president?
Perhaps the arrogant tweet by Rouhani will be sufficient to convince congress to pass new and tougher sanctions over the head of America’s failed president?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 2:25 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Fresh off a week of throwing senior aids off the George Washington Bridge to save his own blubbery self, Governor Chris Christie (RINO-NJ) must now face a new challenge, this time from the federal government looking into allegations of impropriety in the use of government funds for recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office said in a statement on Monday that the "Stronger than the Storm" campaign was part of an "action plan" approved by the Obama administration and developed with the goal of showing that the New Jersey shore was open for business during the first summer after Superstorm Sandy.
"Federal agency reviews are routine and standard operating procedure with all federally allocated resources to ensure that funds are distributed fairly. We're confident that any review will show that the ads were a key part in helping New Jersey get back on its feet after being struck by the worst storm in state history," according to the statement issued in response to questions from CNN.
Just days after dismissing two top advisers for their roles in the George Washington Bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing questions over the use of Superstorm Sandy relief funds.
CNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.”
Any thoughts the Governor might entertain about jumping off the bridge to end it all will face a brutal fact of life: Fat floats!
Which means that even if Christie is able to manage a decent jump, his huge torso would simply float in the water until the Coast Guard comes to his rescue.
Tough break, Governor!
Another word of wisdom for the Guv: Using Barack Obama as a character reference in this mess may not be the worst idea you have ever had….but it’s damn close!
By John W. Lillpop
Brain-dead leaders of the Republican Party in the US House have made it known that they will soon release so-called “Principles of Immigration,” which, given John Boehner’s fondness for anti-conservative, anti-American ideals, will surely add up to a glorified version of amnesty which will turn invading criminals into citizens, on a par with those born here and those who otherwise belong here!
The so-called “immigrants” that the GOP has in mind are third-world renegades, not refugees, whom have not only violated US borders and ignored US immigration laws, but whom, while here illegally, steal goods and services to which they are not entitled; miscreants who bankrupt hospitals and medical facilities meant for Americans by refusing to pay for their own medical care, but whom manage to send billions of dollars home each year to the failed state of Mexico; and criminals who do not pay taxes owed on their ill-begotten income gained from jobs which should be held by Americans.
Simply put, the GOP is poised to forge a ‘path to citizenship’ for millions of people whom have zero regard for the rule of law, and whom have even less regard for American language, borders, and culture!
Fearful of being termed “racists,” GOP leaders are in the process of engaging in the most egregious act of racism of all: Bending the rules and laws to pander to people based on race (Hispanic), all in the interest of political power.
In fact, if the GOP was still even remotely concerned with law and order, the party principles for immigration would include the following:
*America is a sovereign nation, totally independent of Mexico. It has been that way for well over 200 years. We intend to keep it that way.
*In America, we are partial to colors that symbolize freedom under the rule of law. That would be Red, White and Blue.
*In America, Mexico is considered a FOREIGN nation and Spanish is a FOREIGN language.
*America operates according to the rule of law which applies to everyone. This is true whether one is brown, black, yellow, lily-white, red, or an exotic hybrid of lavender and green.
*Being hard-working and good hearted is commendable. But those qualities do NOT entitle anyone to enter America illegally.
*Bilingualism is cool---provided one of the languages is English. Literacy in only Mexican and Spanish is not cool in America.
*Celebrating ones cultural heritage is perfectly fine--as long as it does not interfere with complete and prompt assimilation into American culture.
* Driving while loaded or drunk may be "macho" in other nations. But in America, driving under the influence is considered stupid and criminal and is not tolerated, regardless of one's country of origin or cultural heritage.
* People here illegally are common criminals, and as such, are most unwelcome. American citizens will fight to have such miscreants deported, regardless of whether or not families are involved. Illegal is illegal, Family or not.
* Demanding that our borders be secured and that the law be enforced is the right of all American citizens; doing so does not make any one a racist or bigot.
*U.S. immigration laws exist to protect American citizens & others here legally, not to facilitate a foreigner’s pursuit of a better life, and
*Those who come to America must adjust to our culture and traditions. We have no obligation or desire to change in deference to foreign newcomers.
The above principles should be pounded into the heads of John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and all other RINOs who would give America back to Mexico for 30 pesos of silver, or less.
RINOs need to be reminded that they do not OWN this great nation, and, thus, it is not their to give away!
Real patriots will work diligently to defeat those who would voluntarily convert America into a wasteland akin to Mexico!
As for a path to citizenship, such a path already exists.
However, said path does not involve jumping a fence and running like hell to hide in the shadows. Rather, the real path involves standing in line and complying with the background, financial and documentation checks needed to protect the American people!
Again: Immigration policy should be based on rule of law, rather than racial and electoral politics!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:23 PM
Satire by John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress are celebrating a major “breakthrough” in the war on the W. Bush depression and persistent unemployment numbers: Stop unemployed blokes from looking!
This brilliant strategy—Stop Looking!-- has proven very effective in mitigating disturbing unemployment reports which typically haunt the Obama Administration and the Democrat Party on the first Friday of every month.
For example, the December 2013 Jobs report, released January 10, indicates that the unemployment rate tumbled from 7.0% to 6.7%, despite a putridly-low 74,000 jobs created in the month.
Democrats hailed the report as proof positive that the Obama strategy of “Stop Looking!” is paying off, and is creating a new normal in the dicey science of unemployment analysis and government action.
Specifically, as reported: “The unemployment rate tumbled from 7.0% to 6.7% because in December the civilian labor force did what it usually does in the New Normal: it dropped from 155.3 million to 154.9 million, which means the labor participation rate just dropped to a fresh 35 year low, hitting levels not seen since 1978, at 62.8% down from 63.0%.”
Glad hands all about for the Obama solution to the vexing problem facing those unable to find work!
To celebrate the great news, Democrats introduced legislation to extend unemployment handouts for an additional 26 weeks. This seems to confirm the curious notion that unemployment is one of government’s most potent weapons against a poor economy, a notion proffered by the Dean of Demented Democrats, Dr. Nancy Pelosi who said the following in 2010:
Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said back in 2010.
Talking to reporters, Pelosi, at the time the House speaker, said about unemployment benefits:
"It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name."
Pelosi said the aid has the "double benefit" of helping those who lost their jobs and acting as a "job creator" on the side.
"It's impossible to think of a situation where we would have a country that would say we're not going to have unemployment benefits," Pelosi said.”
According to Pelosi and other scholars with thinking disabilities, extending unemployment benefits causes the jobless to ‘Stop Looking!’ which invariably drives the rate down!
On the other side of the issue, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) sees unemployment benefits as disincentives to productive living, as reported:
"Today’s jobs report underscores a deeper problem facing our economy: a large and growing block of people who are chronically jobless and completely outside the workforce. In December, the economy added only 74,000 jobs – not nearly enough to keep up with population growth –and 347,000 left the workforce. That means for every one job added, nearly 5 people left the workforce entirely.
There are now nearly 92 million Americans outside the workforce, resulting in the lowest participation rate in 36 years. The President’s immigration plan will only make things dramatically worse – and no amount of ‘promise zones’ will be a sufficient remedy for the millions of displaced workers.
"We must help people move off of welfare, off of unemployment, and into good-paying jobs that can support a family. More tax, spend, borrow and regulate will only produce more joblessness, dependency and debt. Instead, we need more American energy, streamlined taxes and regulations, a leaner and less wasteful government, better trade and immigration enforcement, and a reformed welfare system that helps struggling Americans realize the dream of financial independence."
Reached for comment on Senator Session’s cruel remarks, Rep. Pelosi issued a terse statement, “Once again, the GOP is willing to leave powerless Americans in the lurch just to make Barack Obama look bad!
We continue to urge patriotic Americans of all colors, races, and nationalities, to join the president in the war on those whom would destroy the American Dream!”
“I repeat, when it comes to jobs, “Stop Looking,” America!”From the hollowed words of the little birdbrain from San Francisco!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:12 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Love him or hate him, one must concede that Governor Chris Christie handled his Bridge-gate press conference with dignity, humility, and professionalism, all worthy of emulation by the man who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
For style alone, the Governor was heads and shoulders above the petulant, defiant, and defensive posture taken by Barack Obama on the many occasions when he has had to address serious concerns of flawed governance at the national level.
Unlike Barack Obama, the Governor seemed genuinely contrite. He did not, for the most part, deny the facts, or try to diminish the severity of mistakes with foolish, self-serving arguments.
Unlike Barack, the Governor seems to have manned up and taken responsibility, while also taking tough corrective action which cost a top administrator her job.
Many questions will continue to be asked, but at least Gov. Christie appears to have tackled this mess with integrity, rather than partisan paranoia.
Are you listening, Barack?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 8:51 PM
By John W. Lillpop
Taking utmost care to faithfully execute the First Holy Commandment of the Progressive movement, “Never let a crisis go to waste,” Barack Obama has unveiled his latest political ploy for survival, this time involving a hasty pivot from the hauntingly ugly news about Obamacare to the urgent need for a new government program for fending off the imminent destruction of the American Dream and the middle class by virtue of the growing divide between the haves (White Republicans) and the have nots(People of color Democrats).
In populist liberal jargon, it’s called the war on income inequality, and its purpose is to make the American people forget about Obamacare and focus instead on the unfair, unjust, discriminatory advantages that the Haves enjoy over the Have Nots.
Its real purpose is to boost a failed president whom finds himself underwater when it comes to public approval AND to save America from a GOP takeover in November.
Back from his $4 million Hawaii vacation, President Barack Obama seems poised to sound the populist trumpet in an effort to turn the page on 2013’s disastrous Obamacare rollout.
Many pundits are speculating that Obama, seeing the popularity of liberal populists like New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, will use the current debate over unemployment insurance to engage in more divisive rhetoric:
The Obama administration has set the stage for a push that could rekindle cries of class warfare — calling for renewed long-term unemployment benefits, a minimum wage increase and a campaign against what Democrats call “income inequality.”
Ahead of his multi-week, holiday vacation in Hawaii, President Obama pushed Congress to move forward on extending federal unemployment benefits that weren’t included in the budget deal Senate Democrats and House Republicans struck to fund the federal government for the next two years. The White House has scheduled an East Room event on Tuesday in which the president will appear with people who lost that insurance.
On Tuesday, that’s precisely what Obama did, trotting out unemployed people to push for another boost to unemployment benefits, and citing income inequality as the rationale.
One potential challenge for the President’s prospective populist push is his own family’s affluence. Despite the President’s public lowering of his own salary, the Obamas’ tax returns show a family whose incomes would routinely place them in the highest bracket, with lucrative income streams outside of the White House. Last year, however, the Obama family paid an effective tax rate of only 18 percent.”
To such criticisms, the White House responds that by vacationing in Hawaii, the White House actually saved taxpayers huge amounts of money that would have been required to heat 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue had the Obamas not escaped to Waikiki for the holidays.
White House officials also point out that Obama’s personal wealth and black advantage provide him with a unique perspective in understanding the differences between the Haves and Have Nots; thus, endowing the president with a “Fair and Balanced” approach to redistributing Republican wealth to voting Democrats!
Finally, Obama is taking credit for leaving Michelle Obama in Hawaii as a gesture of goodwill and good faith—as he points out, the Obama daughters were forced to return to the frigid confines of Washington D.C. where they and millions of others will suffer through the erratic weather precipitated by GOP-sponsored climate change!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:00 AM
By John W. Lillpop
California is, and has been, ungovernable, especially when leftists like Jerry Brown seize power. The once Golden State has been transformed into a Brown nightmare, courtesy of the Obama-like governor, Moon beam Jerry Brown, and tens of millions of illegal aliens, mostly third-world outcasts from Mexico and further south.
Nearly everyone, except for Brown and his minions, admits California is an active cesspool which no longer controls, or even attempts to control, its population, borders, spending, education system, or fiscal policies.
To many economic scholars, California is the “Detroit” of the west, abounding with dire predictions for a multi-cultured, bilingual hodgepodge of nothingness akin to that found in Oakland, only much worse.
However, there are those who believe that California can be managed by dividing the state into six independent states.
Boards of supervisors in two California counties that abut Oregon — Modoc and Siskiyou — have approved measures in support of the Jefferson state declaration, and Tahoma County has agreed to place the question on the ballot. Alturas, the seat of Modoc County, is 306 miles by car — nearly five hours — from the state capital in Sacramento.
Officials say the problem is that state officials are out of touch with the needs of people outside the urban centers. Laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment may sound good in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they have resulted in an economic death spiral for the resource-dependent northern rural counties, he said.
“This movement is just about people whose lives don’t work because they don’t have representation,” said one official. “They wonder why we’re called the ‘welfare counties.’ It’s because our economy is being strangled by government regulation.”
Interest in creating states has been on the rise, mainly in rural counties unhappy with legislative directives from far-off urban capitals. Similar 51st-state movements were launched last year in rural Colorado and Maryland.”
The fact that California is a sanctuary for illegal aliens does not help one damn bit.
In fact, illegal aliens can now be licensed to practice law in this progressive hell hole!
No one denies the fact that the movement to create six sovereign states would be hugely complex and costly.
With California already racing toward bankruptcy, there is scant little cash available for fixing the mess created by the ascension of liberalism on the Left Coast.
Therefore, why not mix common sense with existing laws and ship the 11-30 illegal invaders back to Mexico or other nation of origin and run the state like a business, rather than a not-for-profit candy store featuring FREE Latino delicacies?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:41 AM
By John W. Lillpop
By most accounts, 2013 was simply awful for Barack Obama and his wrecking crew of leftist nut balls.
The greatest pain was inflicted by liberals, especially The One, who proudly boasted, “If You Like Your Doctor or Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It!” and related lies about the glories of Marxist healthcare, known by racist Republicans as Obamacare.
In 2nd place was Obama’s drawing of a Red Line which was supposed to dissuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war. Obama’s subsequent denial that he even issued such a Red Line warning made global news when pesky videos were produced showing Obama doing exactly what he denied.
Ditto for the “Phony Scandals” involving the Benghazi massacres, the unlawful use of the IRS for targeting of conservative organizations for punitive action, the persecution of FOX news professionals, the NSA spying nonsense, and more, much much more.
Only the Washington Red Skins had a worse year than Obama, but at least the ‘Skins team had the good sense to fire Mike Shanahan, the man whom was supposed to be in charge.
If only it were as easy for America to dump a failed President, there might be a glimmer of hope for much-needed change on Pennsylvania Avenue!
Not to be overlooked in the annals of Obama’s corruption, incompetence, and violation of the public trust is Obama’s hideous declaration concerning global warming.
As reported, The One was in full lying bloom on November 1 when he released this whopper:
"Excessively high temperatures" are "already" harming public health nationwide, Pres. Obama declared on Nov. 1, 2013.
In his executive order on climate change, Obama warned that too much rain - and not enough rain - also dictated that executive action against climate fluctuations.”
For the record, on January 6, 2014, the AVERAGE TEMPERATURE was 14.8 degrees throughout the USA!
None of which has been of great concern to Obama who has been golfing, swimming, and playing in the sand of Waikiki Beach, while stonewalling the media with all of those impertinent questions about “phony scandals.”
14.8 degrees? Not on the beach, baby!
And "Let them eat snow!
- See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/craig-bannister/executive-order-excessively-high-temperatures-already-harming-public#sthash.LCjkBU8h.m85uPdda.dpuf
Posted by John W Lillpop at 11:29 AM
By John W. Lillpop
While Barack Obama vacations in comfort and luxury in Hawaii, his foreign policy disasters continue to wreak havoc throughout the world.
This time it is the city of Fallujah, Iraq, scene of one of the bloodiest battles that US Marines fought in 2004.
As reported, that city has been captured by Al-Qaeda, the ‘decimated’ enemy:
:BEIRUT — A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.
The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western desert province of Anbar in which local tribes, Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have been fighting one another for days in a confusingly chaotic three-way war.
In Fallujah, where Marines fought the bloodiest battle of the Iraq war in 2004, the militants appeared to have the upper hand, underscoring the extent to which the Iraqi security forces have struggled to sustain the gains made by U.S. troops before they withdrew in December 2011.”
To those American families who lost brave warriors in Fallujah, this news is particularly distressing, since Obama’s policy is akin to spitting on the graves of those brave Americans who gave their all in the name of freedom and good.
To Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and other Democrats who unquestioningly support Obama: Is the latest from Fallujah yet another smashing foreign-policy VICTORY for The One?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:28 AM
By John W. Lillpop
As vulnerable Democrats scramble for cover from the travails of Obamacare in an election year, Marxist elitists running the party are in a desperate rush to create a palatable “wedge” issue which can divert media and public attention from Obama’s human experiment gone awry, while further dividing the American people along racial, social class, income, and age distinctions.
Alas, the Wizards of class warfare, under the tutelage and evil guidance of Barack Obama, appear to have settled on an issue calculated to pit American against American with a vengeance not seen since the Civil War.
The issue: Income Equality, the curious, distinctly anti-American notion that government has a moral responsibility and constitutional authority to monitor income distribution, AND to “level the playing field” by imposing government regulations and monetary policies which will foster the greatest electoral advantage for the Democrat Party.
Less honorable and less transparent than voter fraud, exploitation of income equality is likely to become the most sinister abuse of government power since America’s best-in-the-world health-care was hijacked through the use of fraud and legislative sleight of hand, in the dead of night, by Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi in 2009.
Without effective opposition from Congressional Republicans, an almost certainty, mandating income equality will cost American taxpayers trillions of dollars in worthless government programs, while simultaneously destroying the spirit of free enterprise which has made possible the greatest economic prosperity in human history.
Although the prospects for formidable Republican opposition to the folly of income inequality are remote, patriots in the Tea Party and other conservative institutions can, and must, frame the debate by demanding that liberal politicians like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and the Clintons rearrange their personal affairs to reflect a genuine commitment to the issue.
Among other things, any liberal politician in favor of wealth redistribution should be required to adhere to a Comprehensive Plan, including but not limited, to:
( )Total net worth for any bleeding heart Democrat shall not exceed $100,000 per household, including real estate and other assets;
( )Income shall not exceed $50,000 per year per combined household;
( )All Children of liberal politicians shall be forced to attend public schools, rather than pricey private institutions which create inequality of ability, which leads to income imbalance;
( )Liberal politicians shall not be eligible for income tax exemptions and credits meant for the middle class such as dependents, real estate and mortgage interest expenses.
Learning from the Obamacare debacle, it should be clear that requiring liberals to commit to eradication of income inequality in their personal affairs offers the only real hope for limiting the devastation of yet another progressive disaster.
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:51 AM
By John W. Lillpop
Oregon has a well-deserved reputation as a very progressive state. So, it should come as no huge surprise that a new law, effective at 12:01, January 1, 2014, removes the brutal shackles of government from the backs of mothers who wish to retain Placentas, for whatever reason(s).
PORTLAND, Ore. — New mothers will now be able to leave Oregon hospitals with two bundles of joy — one in a car seat, the other in a cooler.
The first, of course, is the baby. The second, thanks to one of the more curious laws that went into effect with the new year, is the placenta.
Many cultures have long revered the meaty organ, whose chief duty is to provide nourishment and oxygen to the fetus. Traditional Cambodian healers call the placenta "the globe of the origin of the soul" and believe it must be buried properly to protect the newborn.
Today, an increasing number of women across the country call the placenta lunch, or at least an important nutritional supplement. These new mothers, including "Mad Men" actress January Jones, believe that eating the tissue in pill form, raw or perhaps in a smoothie can help ease postpartum depression.
The problem with what is officially known as "human maternal placentophagy" — beyond the fact that there are no studies proving its medical value — is that guidelines for dealing with the placenta differ from state to state and even from hospital to hospital.
One person's sacred object is another's medical waste.
Which is where Oregon state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer comes in.
The Portland Democrat, who has a master's degree in public health, said she was first approached about the placenta's possibilities and problems by Dr. Melvin A. Kohn, who was Oregon's public health director at the time.
Kohn is married to a midwife, who told him that "there were a lot of women who wanted to take their placentas home from the hospital," for consumption, burial or other ritual purposes, Keny-Guyer said. "But there was no kind of uniformity about it. There's a lot of Caucasians who believe they should have the ability to take home the placenta.
There are also strong Asian and Native American traditions."
But as Kohn and Keny-Guyer worked to make their state's official placenta practices more culturally sensitive, she said, they stumbled upon an even thornier issue: "We found out from the legislative counsel that it is illegal under Oregon state law to allow people to take their placentas."
So early in 2013, Keny-Guyer introduced HB 2612, which would let new mothers or their representatives take the placenta home from the hospital under most circumstances.
The bill passed unanimously in both the state House and Senate, was signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber in May and took effect at midnight Wednesday.
It is unclear whether the placenta-centrism of Oregon — and the greater Portland area in particular — is in sync or at odds with the region's reputation as a hub of vegan and locavore culture.
One thing, however, is undeniable, said Jodi Selander, founder of an international organization called Placenta Benefits, which tracks and promotes placenta consumption in pill form: "Oregon is very progressive, and I just love that they're making it a legal right" for a woman to lay claim to her own placenta "as opposed to having it held hostage in the hospital because of the fear of liability."
Held hostage in the hospital? Good grief, is it really that serious Jodi?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 5:04 PM
By John W. Lillpop
As Obamacare, America’s health-care law from hell, continues its train-wreck journey towards self-annihilation, one of the most liberal judges on the US Supreme Court has supped from the cup of wisdom borne of good sense, found it spiritually gratifying, and has granted another exemption from the law’s onerous Mandate Madness.
Specifically, before dropping the ball to officially ring in the New Year at Times Square in New York City, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, self-described ‘wise Latina,’ dropped another ball on the Obamacare ruse by exempting certain Catholic nuns from the Obamacare contraception Mandate, at least until the full Supreme Court is able to rule on the issue.
“Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday granted another exemption for an organization that objected to the contraception mandate tied to Obamacare, saying a group of Colorado nuns who sued over the rule on religious grounds should not have to comply with it until the high court considers the case on its merits this term.”
One wonders how the Founding Fathers would react to news that intervention by the US Supreme Court was necessary to prevent the bloated and incompetent federal government from forcing presumably chaste Nuns to purchase contraception services as part of mandated health-care?
No doubt most of the Founders would agree that America’s precarious decline was cause for serious talk about a 2nd America revolution!