Sunday, February 22, 2009

Diggin' up bonz...

I count everything. Someone told me once it was because I'm O.C.D.. Really, I hate to disillusion them, but seriously doubt my sister knows what O.C.D. is.

I'm sure not going to get into a legal discussion about words and acronyms with a lawyer, but I am still going to beg to differ with her. After all, it isn't my fault I count everything.

It's Ben Franklin's.

Well, maybe not, but then again, maybe it is. Either way, it sounds good to me, and OH! so liberating to be able to blame someone else for my short-comings. Seriously, though: who was it that said, "A penny saved is a penny earned."? So far as I recall, I was told it was Ben. So he gets the blame.

Not that I really remember much any more. I'm getting so short-memoried I had to count the wood pile twice today. Dang, that takes a while and I missed my beer call.

Of course, if you, Dear Reader, and I met at a party, I'd remember your face- cuz I have a photographer's eye for structure and lighting- but I'd probably forget your name. And, then, don't tell me your phone number cuz I'll never forget it.

Case in point...

Around two or three hundred years ago, I had the good fortune to be accidentally invited to attend a party for a Young Blood heading to O.C.S. (that's acronym for Over the China Seas). Being the Good Trooper I was, and since he was my best friend, I felt obliged to go, so I did.

I'm not O.C.D., but I am kind of a wall flower around women. Like, if they knew how absolutely terrified I am of having to even talk to one, they'd die laffing. But I digress... on with the party.

Being from a beer drinking background, I naturally gravitate to whiskey, good sour mash preferred. Or a really tall snifter of Hennesy over a chunk of ice. Anyway, there was a lot of beer and not much whiskey to be had at the party, so I drank beer spiked from a bottle of Jim Beam, parked my slim butt beside a potted plant and began to be ignored. Which was fine with me. If they can't see me, they won't talk to me.

Umm, well, kinda.

There was this strawberry blond- we'll call her Dawn, but I didn't know that til later- whose hair hung to her shoulders and just bubbled like CO2 in a glass of Sprite every time she laughed. And she laughed a lot! From what I could see, she was the life of the party and all the guys wanted to dance with her. Owww- being single then, like now, I have to say her hair wasn't all that bubbled. Watching her dance was like watching sharks at feeding time... they were all around her.

Alas, as they tend to, the party came to and end sometime or other and people began wandering off.

Except me: I was hiding beside the potted plant when Dawn started donning her jacket and was beset by - we'll call him Craig, for lack of better name- who decided he wanted to see more of Dawn. So, as most bold guys do, he helped her into her jacket by pulling his on while he asked her for her phone number.

She must have thought he was really very chivalrous and kind, a Lord of the Manor, because she told him her phone number. Then left to wend her merry way home.

But I digress...we were talking about Ben Franklin.

Or, rather, I was. You're just listening. (C'mon- pretend a minute, OK?)

When you were growing up, didn't your Mom and Dad tell you that, "A penny saved is a penny earned"? So we learn to count our pennies. It's only natural to want to know how much we've earned. It teaches us so much about our future worth.

Or how about when your Dad loaned his tools to the guy down the road and the fella sez, "I'll bring it right back." Later, telling Mom about it, Dad sez, "If I had a nickel every time he told me that, I'd be rich." So didn't you start counting the nickels you got, waiting for the day you were rich?

Like with the Dark Lord these days: if we had a nickel for every time he said "Change," we'd be able to clear the national debt. Or if every time he muttered an "Ummm..." or "errr..." or "I mean..." every time he was asked a serious question, we really could buy every American a home.

And the first time you had to eat your spinach and complained about it cuz we all know what spinach tastes like, even with salt and pepper. Then Mom, bless her for trying to help, told us to, "Count your blessings for having spinach to eat because there are little children in Africa starving for spinach."

Of course we all thought, and if dumb enough, as I was, to say aloud, "Then send it to the kids in Africa." We got the remark again: "Count your blessings and shut up." (Which usually meant it would be a blessing if Dad didn't take off his belt and snap it a few times. Usually across the posterior section of our anatomy.)

Then, as used to be the case when young men reached a certain age in their development, they got a greeting from some strange Uncle they'd never met and he invited them to come eat Spam with him for a while. Usually just a couple years. In some instances, the dumber of the young men actually signed for a ticket to visit this weird Uncle on purpose! DUH!

But just think of it- recall, if you will- those wondrous days when a young man, or woman, could learn they were "Screwing up by the numbers" their whole lives and didn't even know it! So here we go again, learning to count in a whole new fashion: by the numbers!

Now, if that doesn't beat all, don'tcha know? Who'd'a thunk there was more than one way to count? Or to screw things up? Gosh. Golly. Gee, Batman!

Ever wonder why troops yell "GeronimoooOOO!!" when disembarking airplanes at altitude?

It's because the Jump Master told them to. Of course, he had a reason for it even if the troop was unaware of it. Yelling "GeronimoooOOO" takes three seconds. One. Two. Three. Counting, again. If the chute wasn't deployed, then the troop would know who to cuss on the way down.

You got it: Geronimo.

Isn't that just wonderfully wonderful? Or, as we say in the bunker, Suh-weeeeeet!

So there you have it: why I count everything. It's all Ben's fault and I am going to be adamant about it. He's the culprit!

Oh- yes. Almost forgot (toldja my memory's going).

As it turned out, Craig deployed to O.C.S the same day Dave did, so he never got to use the number he'd written down.

A few weeks later, the phone rang and I asked for "Dawn".

"Hello, who are you?" she asked.

"This is Jim. You gave me your number a few weeks ago at a party," I told her.

"I never gave you my phone number!" she insisted.

"Yes, you did," I assured her. "I was standing by the potted plant when Craig asked for it and you gave it to him."

"But I didn't give it to you!" she insisted.

"Well, not directly..." I told her. "But I did hear you tell him."

"And you wrote it down?" she wanted to know.

"No, of course not," I told her. "I wanted to date you so bad I remembered it."

She laughed and laughed and was still laughing when I picked her up that evening to help me celebrate an up-coming flight.

See? I'm not O.C.D.... I'm devious!

Bless God, God bless.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Is YOUR name written here?

If not, it may well soon be. These people are simply unbelievable!

Sitting here in total disbelief. I picked this off MM's site and have been utterly in shock since going there. Question to EM: how DO you find this stuff?

"Alright let's get the ball rolling. We must make the internet more "Obama" friendly, there are a whole bunch of conservatard sites that criticize our president. I have been assured by Sec of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano that she will take steps to make the internet more friendly but she needs sites that should be banned. Please brainstorm here

Howard Dean M.D.
(Get the ball rolling here are some sites <---Opposing party <---Conservatard watering hole <---See <---Ran against Obama and attacking him now. <---Sarah "Carabou Barbie" Palin's "Political Action Committee."""

(Excerpt from the opening post.)

They get only worse as they go along. I simply am astounded at the vitriol, fear mongering, hate-whitey, barbaric comments by people who, supposedly, are from my own country.

Don't get me wrong: I don't expect everyone to think the same as I, or to even support the same causes. Hell, I even get angry enough to melt nails in my hands wanting to choke some of 'these' "people"! But to want to take away their Constitutional rights is the last thing I will do. I'll choke them first.

""They're trying to ruin a whole state. Listen to their "Statement of Intent".
"I hereby state my solemn intent to move to the state of New Hampshire. Once there, I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property.""
(Quote of BergBuilder, who listed as a target of elimination.)

And "Sickleandhammer" wrote: "The government should censor the entire Internet.
Only information constructive to the cause of the people and progress should be permitted."

And these people are running the country?

How about this one, from "Adam": "Wow!, I have been looking at some of these terrorist websites. Frightening to say the least. This one in particular is an un-american terrorist breeding ground, full of traitorous types who have no place in America.""

Or this from "RedBlade" (his 'tag line'): "We must keep a close eye on the racist militia types. Militia Watchdog Links Page

For struggle, Solidarity and Socialism ! I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Obama, Our laws and his will, according to him. We will not overthrow the government with violence .We shall stand, remain and be the law of his realm for ever. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead for Obama to deliver them from evil. ""

Honestly: I can't tell if this site is full of jokers or if these are actually people playing with only one card decks.


Locked and loaded, cuz these people are coming!

God bless.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dog and Pony Show

Everyone likes a circus. At least, for the purposes of this blog they do.
(Doesn't take much to amuse me, does it?)
Anyway, we've all been involved in the dog and pony show at one time or another, some still are and some wish they were. The news up here today is that there are going to be another 600 that will be wishing they were still involved with it.
There are four major mining companies in the area. U.S. Steel the dominant and oldest. Originally mining iron ore, a high grade ore that is easily smelted and found/mined, until digging it out became expensive, inefficient. In the early 60's mines began to dig out taconite, a low grade ore that is plentiful, easy to transport, but more difficult to smelt but which provides a better grade of steel. (So I am told, anyway.) During the 70's, U.S. Steel employed nearly 4000 workers. After a couple of strikes in the late 70's, the workforce was dropped in half. Today, their workforce is nearly 1200 bodies, men and women.
New technologies have come on the scene and U.S. Steel has been trying to incorporate the new 'green' technology into a new processing and mining operation. After sinking millions of dollars into the project, it was shut down late last summer for an indefinite period. 500 men and women, young and old, suddenly found themselves out of work. A whole community was shut down because of this.
Other mining interests in the area are LiWu Steel, formerly Ford Taconite, which has since been sold to another concern- whose name eludes me at the moment. They, too, had lay-offs last fall, just prior to the election.
Inland Mining went to Minorca, who became Arcelor-Mittal, and had lay-offs last fall and this winter as well.
Reserve Mining became Erie Mining who sold out to LTV Steel, who shut down operations a few years ago and laid-off nearly two thousand workers. Some of the younger workers were grafted into other mining operations locally, many received early retirement.
Today, U.S. Steel announced the indefinite lay-off of 90 salaried/company officials and 510 union workers. 600 families who will have the summer off to look for work, create work or businesses, or find new jobs elsewhere. Elsewhere because this is a one-horse area. Sure, there is tourism- which in itself may be a dieing business- and a small amount of logging. A very small amount: the American companies that used forest products sold out to Canadian companies and, as predicted by Yours Truly, ceased operations within two years and created hundreds of unemployed in the logging industry. Most work in this area is mining related, as Detroit is car-related. When the mines shut down, everyone feels the pinch. It was that way when I was a kid, it's going to be that way again. A 'boom and bust' society, often first to feel the crash of economic hard times and the last to rise from the ashes.
Pre-election, I was at my favorite gun shop buying a case of ammo and got to talking with a couple customers. The older (than I) was retired and aware, our talk being of the results of the coming election, the portent of same. The younger fellow was mid twenties, working at Minorca/Acelor-Mittal and felt very confident of his union vote going to Soeterobama, that his future would be Rosy and peaches and cream after the election. We older two decided he needed an awakening and each of us asked what he was doing to prepare for the 'shit that would come if Soetero got elected'. The young stud assured us he was going to be fine, adamant he would prosper. He did ask why we thought as we did, and we had similar remarks. Have to hand it to the Kid: he took it good naturedly, listened as though he really was interested.
Outside, the 'oldster' and I talked a few minutes more- fun when you meet a kindred spirit- about the coming storm. Both of us agreed: Young Blood was in for a rude awakening.
Today, he got the rude awakening.
I sure would like to run into that Young Blood again, ask what he thinks of his union and their Dark Lord now.
And to ask if he took our warnings to heart and did some prepping for the shit-storm that's coming.
Oh- I wanna apologise for the last few weeks: been pretty torn up by the crap this country's going through and it's affected my head as well as my heart.
Bless God, God bless- and Prep on.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fairness Doctrine

Not that I have anything against Pat Robertson as a person, but I'm gonna have fun listening to him whine when the Dark Lord gets the Fairness Doctrine reinstated.

Interviewing Christian Broadcasting Network founder Pat Robertson recently for a forthcoming piece on the possibility of a Fairness Doctrine revival, I threw in a couple questions about President Obama. In a CNN appearance just before Christmas, Robertson surprised a lot of folks when said he was "remarkably pleased" with Obama and that he "has the makings of a great president."

(Read the whole story here: Exclusive: Pat Robertson Says Obama 'Showing Partisanship,' Denounces Rush Limbaugh's 'I Hope He Fails' Remark - God & Countr... )

I will take exception with that statement alone; Every person in the United States has the makings of a great president. But they'd better meet the qualifications and we can rest assured the Dark Lord does not.

And then he goes on to say that it was a terrible thing for Rush Limbaugh to say he hopes the Dark Lord fails. Well, I for one agree with Rush on this one. And I read the same Bible Pat Robertson does, so I will side with Rush on this one. I will have no part of the Dark Lord's programs of abortion and murder, of betraying my country, and worse, denying my God. I will not bow to him, regardless what Robertson or my sisters and family or friends say. To agree to any of his ideas or a bit of his ideology is to condone the whole program, and I do not, will not.

In less than a month in office, I've seen him break this country apart worse than any man since King GeorgeIII. The man is filthy, immoral, dishonest, lieing, gives approval to dishonesty and even lauds it with promotion and power. What hope has an honest citizen got when their leaders are the scum of the earth? What future could there possibly be for the youth of any nation that condones such people as these? What image do these people present to the world- which the Dark Lord has declared he will befriend at the expense of Americans?

Alas, poor Babylon, how great was thy fall!

Lock and load, Patriot Americans.


AandB Equals Assholes and Beggars

Not that it makes one damn bit of difference to any libs in the audience...
...but here come the assholes trying to get on the bandwagon and get their slice of the American Taxpayer's wallet.
It isn't bad enough we already support three-fourths of the damned united nations and the rest of the world, now the sonsofbitches want to pretend they're part of the United States.
Then there are the one-world/NWO dipshits who think just because they live on the planet they deserve a voice in what happens in American politics.
Even some of the commentors for this article agreed with the speaker! One with the balls to tell how they'd taken an on-line poll of some Asian country, then voted with the majority vote. Which causes me to wonder how many of the voters were eligible Americans, anyway. (Rhetorical: I know a great number were illegals. Just get an honest answer from any ACORN member.)
It isn't as though the rest of the world actually enjoys Americans being in control, but they sure as hell want to control us!
I have just two things to say to the UN and the rest of the world: 1) Kiss my ass, and, 2) Go screw yourself.
Of course, we can rest assured the Dark Lord and his wonderfully criminal ass lickers are going to do all they can to oblige each and every one of those... those... sorry, mixed readership, won't say it. Bad enough I'm ranting. I can see it coming.
As the expression goes: Glock and load, Folks.
God help us.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Oink Oink Everywhere an Oink...

Isn't it just wonderful how our Esteemed Uncle wants so badly to spend the inheritance of our great, great grandchildren?

Seriously, I am simply impressed with how rapidly the world fell apart and how quickly the Dark Lord rose to the occasion, rescuing us so much more quickly than his predecessor rescued New Orleans with help from his FEMA cronies. Simply amazing, if you ask me. Not that anyone's going to ask me.

Of course, he had vast amounts of help from his Witch-in-Chief Pelosi who insured that all business was taken care of before she went to Rome to be given her Crown of Loyalty for the gargantuan efforts she displayed in assisting the Commies in her party to totally destroy the United States economy. Oh, yes- the reports of how she must immediately fly to Rome to receive her award even had the MSM confused: they were certain she was going to receive an award from the Pope. But one has to stop and think a little bit about this. Why would the Pope want to give an award to someone with whom he's at odds? Her statements about abortion, the Catholic church and the Pope in general would surely preclude her ever receiving some kind of compliment from him. Wouldn't it?

Seriously- such would never happen in a 'normal' world. So why did she go to Rome? Who is she actually receiving an award from, and why? Would the Pope sully his hands by compromising, even lauding, such as the Witch-in-Chief? Personally, I do not believe he would- yet. Not at this time. My proposal is so much more simple, realistic and probably correct.

The Witch-in-Chief went to Rome to receive an award for the wonderful manner in which she escalated and completed the downfall of the American economy. Her award is coming from the Globalist Club of Rome. An NWO organisation, formed in 1976 -- RIO: "Reshaping the International Order", is published by the globalist Club of Rome, calling for a new international order, including an economic redistribution of wealth. And a redistribution of wealth is absolutely what was engineered, to be signed Tuesday by the Dark Lord. (For more information on the Globalist Club of Rome, go here: Club of Rome Schools to Produce Standardized Globalists » Euro-med ) This is the reason Witch Pelosi went to Rome. She's receiving honors for her treason.
Senator Tom Coburn warned the Senate this pork barrel being steam-rolled through the Senate is a step toward a Communist (my word) America. Coburn said, "To abandon a market-oriented society and transfer it to a Soviet-style, government-centered, bureaucratic-run and mandated program, that is the thing that will put the stake in the heart of freedom in this country." (To read his comments, go here: Alliance Steel Trading » Steel News » The Stimulus is a Step Towards a Soviet America ) His comments are not long and he points out, and asks questions of, many aspects to the Porkulus Bill. Of course, no others bothered to listen, read or want to do either. Even if they had read and understood what was happening, it would have made no difference. Evidence of that fact is how readily every Democrat in office ignored the wishes, displayed through Email, land-line, Pony Express mail and poll, of their constituents, and voted for this preposterous 'stimulus'. Read about it here: Unhappy voters jam Capitol Hill phone lines -

(I hate using that word for this fiasco.) Each of these people is hand-in-hand with the Witch-In-Chief and sharing in her award.

And isn't it just peachy that the Dark Lord has at long last allowed us peons to examine his birth certificate? 'Sanctions' sought in eligibility case If he has, why would the DNC have lawyers still trying to get the courts to issue a cease and desist order? The Dark Lord is just that: a dark lord who has bullied, cheated, lied, bribed and hypnotised- with a tremendous amount of help from his loving, scum-sucking, wet-in-the-panties, with a tingle-up-their-legs, MSM- his way into a position he neither deserves nor is capable of handling. It's a job well above his pay grade. He, too, is so worthy of an award for Destruction of America.

Somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of my mind, I remember Waco, its aftermath and all the media attention it garnered. Recently, I was reminded of this quote by Janet Reno during a 60 Minutes segment: "A cultist is anyone who...has a strong belief in the Bible and the second coming of Christ; who frequently attends Bible studies; who has a high level of giving to Christian causes; who home schools their children; who have accumulated survival foods and have a strong belief in the 2nd amendment; and distrusts big government. Any one of these may qualify a person as a cultist and is cause for concern, but certainly more than one of these would cause us to look at this person as a threat and his family as being in a risk situation that would require government intervention."

Funny, don't you think, that believing in God, reading a Bible and believing its words, that not allowing your children be indoctrinated in Socialist thinking schools, storing food, and believing the Rights granted by your own county's Constitution define you as being a cultist, a threat, a terrorist? Gee, if we'd only known.

Naturally, like all the pathetic, ranting liberals who view even pictures of guns to be threatening, they want to outlaw all civilian ownership of firearms regardless of 'type'. Minneapolis Gun Rights Examiner: The folly across the river Articles and fearful, stoopud comments about them by liberal anti-gunners cause me to wonder how many of those same people have been bit by rattlesnake pictures in National Geographic, or got knocked-up looking at nude pictures in Playboy. What a bunch of chicken-shit scaredy-cats who stuff their heads up their fifth point of contact (ass). (Comments are very similar to one posted by a libber from DU who commented on my profile pic- what a chicken shit wimp.)

Which leads me to this: November 21, 2003 – General Tommy Franks predicts America’s future in the 'war on terrorism' (“Tommy Franks: Martial Law Will Replace Constitution After Next Terror Attack”, "A… massive, casualty-producing event somewhere – it may be in the United States of America – that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution."

I wonder: does anyone really believe the Dark Lord incapable of creating such a crisis within his first six months to enervate his plans? Are we going to be so naive as to believe anything he tells us?

Please- don't answer that question! GAWD!

My response to all this: Lock and Load cuz I don't trust anyone who comes up and sez, "I'm from the gov't and here to help."

Bless God, God bless,


Oh- how does it feel to be thought of as a threat to your country? (You can answer that question.)

Friday, February 13, 2009

the Supression Continues...

WND Exclusive

'Sanctions' sought in eligibility case
President's attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public

Posted: February 13, 2009
12:15 am Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A high-powered team of Los Angeles attorneys representing President Obama in his effort to keep his birth certificate, college records and passport documents concealed from the public has suggested there should be "monetary sanctions" against a lawyer whose clients have brought a complaint alleging Obama doesn't qualify for the Oval Office under the Constitution's demand for a "natural born" citizen in that post.

The suggestion came in an exchange of e-mails and documents in a case brought by former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others in California. The case originally sought to have the state's electors ordered to withhold their votes for Obama until his eligibility was established. Since Obama's inauguration, it has been amended to seek a future requirement for a vetting process, in addition to the still-sought unveiling of his records.

In the case, handled largely by Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation, records were subpoenaed documenting Obama's attendance at Occidental College.

The lawyer for the college, Stuart W. Rudnick of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, urgently contacted Fredric D. Woocher of Strumwasser & Woocher.

"This firm is counsel to Occidental College. The College is in receipt of the enclosed subpoena that seeks certain information concerning President-Elect Barack Obama," he wrote via fax. "Inasmuch as the subpoena appears to be valid on its face, the College will have no alternative but to comply with the subpoena absent a court order instructing otherwise."

Within hours, Woocher contacted Kreep regarding the issue, telling him, "It will likely not surprise you to hear that President-elect Obama opposes the production of the requested records.

"In order to avoid the needless expense of our bringing and litigating a Motion to Quash the subpoena, I am writing to ask whether you would be willing to agree voluntarily to cancel or withdraw the subpoena."

Woocher warned, "Please be advised, in particular, that in the event we are forced to file a motion to quash and we prevail in that motion, we will seek the full measure of monetary sanctions provided for in the Code of Civil Procedures."

Kreep, out of town for a business trip, did not respond immediately, and the motion eventually was filed. It states that the records, which could reveal on what name Obama attended classes at Occidental and whether he attended on scholarship money intended for foreign students, "are of no relevance to this moot litigation."

The motion also claims the petitioners failed to serve the subpoena properly.

Where's the proof Barack Obama was born in the U.S. or that he fulfills the "natural-born American" clause in the Constitution? If you still want to see it, join more than 235,000 others and sign up now!

"The subpoena directed to Occidental College should therefore be quashed. Alternatively, this court should issue an order directing that the deposition of the custodian of records of Occidental College not take place," the firm working on Obama's behalf stated.

"The central issue in this lawsuit … is whether any Respondent had a legal duty to demand proof of natural born citizenship from Democratic Party's nominee," the motion said. "None of the documents sought by petitioners could possibly assist in answering this question."

The motion then cited a precedent from a case involving a "former law firm client who brought malpractice action against firm claiming unconscionable rates was not entitled to discovery regarding amount paid by law firm to contract staff attorney because such information is irrelevant to unconscionability claim."

The case, with Keyes, Wiley S. Drake and Markham Robinson as plaintiffs, names California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Barack Hussein Obama, Joe Biden and the state's electors as defendants.

"OBAMA has been inaugurated as the president of the United States. However, to properly assume such office, OBAMA must meet the qualifications specified in Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution for the Office of the President of the United States, which includes that he must be a 'natural born' citizen," the amended complaint states.

"OBAMA has failed to demonstrate that he is a 'natural born' citizen. There have been a number of legal challenges before various state and federal courts regarding aspects of non-, lost, or dual citizenship concerning OBAMA. Those challenges, in and of themselves, demonstrate Petitioners' argument that reasonable doubt exists as to his eligibility to serve as President of the United States.

"To avert a constitutional crisis which would certainly accrue after such an election through laborious legal challenges, this writ seeks to require SOS (Secretary of State) to verify the eligibility of a Presidential candidate prior to the candidate appearing on the California ballot. It is incumbent on the candidates to present the necessary documentation confirming his or her eligibility, but, to date, for this past election, OBAMA has failed to do so," the complaint continues.

"An unprecedented and looming constitutional crisis awaits if a President elected by the popular vote and the electoral vote does not constitutionally qualify to serve in that capacity," the case said. "In addition, if OBAMA is not a 'natural born' citizen and not eligible for presidency, OBAMA will be subject to the criminal provisions of the California Elections Code, stating, 'Any person who files or submits for filing a nomination paper or declaration of candidacy knowing that it, or any part of it, has been made falsely, is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months or two or three years or by both the fine and imprisonment,'" the complaint states.

WND has reported on multiple legal challenges that have alleged Obama does not meet the "natural born citizen" clause of the U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, which reads, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some claim he was not born in Hawaii, as he insists, but in Kenya. Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Several details of Obama's past have added twists to the question of his eligibility and citizenship, including his family's move to Indonesia when he was a child and on what nation's passport he traveled to Pakistan in the '80s, as well as conflicting reports from Obama's family about his place of birth.

In just the last few days, WND has reported on a developing lawsuit by a team of state lawmakers as well as military officers, both of whom would be bound to follow orders from the president and would need to know whether the orders were legitimate.

WND also reported this week on a separate case that accuses Congress of failing to investigate President Obama's birthplace before approving the Electoral College vote giving him the presidency, after going through that very investigative process for GOP candidate Sen. John McCain.

Several of the cases – including those brought by Orly Taitz, Cort Wrotnowski, Leo Donofrio and Philip Berg, already have been discussed in conference at the U.S. Supreme Court, which has decided not to hold a hearing on any of the merits.

Here is a partial listing and status update for several of the cases:

  • Philip J. Berg, a Pennsylvania Democrat, demanded that the courts verify Obama's original birth certificate and other documents proving his American citizenship. Berg's latest appeal, requesting an injunction to stop the Electoral College from selecting the 44th president, was denied.

  • Leo Donofrio of New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court but denied a full hearing.
  • Cort Wrotnowski filed suit against Connecticut's secretary of state, making a similar argument to Donofrio. His case was considered in conference by the U.S. Supreme Court, but was denied a full hearing.
  • Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes headlines a list of people filing a suit in California, in a case handled by the United States Justice Foundation, that asks the secretary of state to refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until Obama verifies his eligibility to hold the office. The case is pending, and lawyers are seeking the public's support.
  • Chicago attorney Andy Martin sought legal action requiring Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to release Obama's vital statistics record. The case was dismissed by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe.

  • Lt. Col. Donald Sullivan sought a temporary restraining order to stop the Electoral College vote in North Carolina until Barack Obama's eligibility could be confirmed, alleging doubt about Obama's citizenship. His case was denied.

  • In Ohio, David M. Neal sued to force the secretary of state to request documents from the Federal Elections Commission, the Democratic National Committee, the Ohio Democratic Party and Obama to show the presidential candidate was born in Hawaii. The case was denied.

  • In Washington state, Steven Marquis sued the secretary of state seeking a determination on Obama's citizenship. The case was denied.

  • In Georgia, Rev. Tom Terry asked the state Supreme Court to authenticate Obama's birth certificate. His request for an injunction against Georgia's secretary of state was denied by Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry W. Baxter.
  • California attorney Orly Taitz has brought a case, Lightfoot vs. Bowen, on behalf of Gail Lightfoot, the vice presidential candidate on the ballot with Ron Paul, four electors and two registered voters.

In addition, other cases cited on the RightSideofLife blog as raising questions about Obama's eligibility include:

  • In Texas, Darrel Hunter vs. Obama later was dismissed.

  • In Ohio, Gordon Stamper vs. U.S. later was dismissed.

  • In Texas, Brockhausen vs. Andrade.

  • In Washington, L. Charles vs. Obama.

  • In Hawaii, Keyes vs. Lingle, dismissed.

WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi had gone to both Kenya and Hawaii prior to the election to investigate issues surrounding Obama's birth. But his research and discoveries only raised more questions.

The governor's office in Hawaii said there is a valid certificate but rejected requests for access and left ambiguous its origin: Does the certificate on file with the Department of Health indicate a Hawaii birth or was it generated after the Obama family registered a Kenyan birth in Hawaii, which the state's procedures allowed at the time?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Almost Family

Of all the organizations and community activist programs in the country today, I have found only one to be worth helping by being involved with, giving time and money. Though I never met Millard Fuller, I knew of his work, was intimately involved with it through hands-on action. My son, family members and friends all have helped with one home or another through the years.
Sadly, this was in my mailbox today....

February 3, 2009

Dear Habitat for Humanity partners,

Habitat for Humanity is deeply saddened by the death of Millard Fuller, the visionary whose ideas and tireless work created Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Fuller led Habitat from its founding in 1976 until his separation from the organization and his founding of the Fuller Center for Housing in 2005. He died early today, Feb. 3, following a brief illness. He was 74.

“Millard Fuller was a force of nature who turned a simple idea into an international organization that has helped more than 300,000 families move from deplorable housing into simple, decent homes they helped build and can afford to buy and live in,” said Jonathan Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International. “The entire Habitat family mourns the loss of our founder, a true giant in the affordable housing movement. Our prayers are with the entire Fuller family.”

The idea for Habitat for Humanity was born at Koinonia Farm, a Christian farming community founded in 1942 in rural southwest Georgia to be a “demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.” Millard and Linda Fuller made their way to that demonstration plot in 1965.

By the time Millard Fuller turned 29, he had earned his first million dollars as an entrepreneur and attorney. But as his finances flourished, his health and marriage crumbled. To save their marriage, the Fullers decided to begin anew. They sold all that they owned, gave the money to the poor and in their searching, landed at Koinonia where they began soaking up the teachings of farmer, theologian and community founder Clarence Jordan.

In time, Jordan and Fuller launched a program of “partnership housing,” building simple houses in partnership with rural neighbors who were too poor to qualify for conventional home loans. The first house was dedicated in 1969 and others soon followed. In 1973, the Fullers took the concept of partnership housing to Africa. Within a few years, simple concrete-block homes were replacing unhealthy mud-and-thatch homes … and Millard Fuller had a bold idea: If partnership housing could improve lives in Georgia and Zaire, why not the rest of the world?

In 1976, the Fullers returned to the United States and launched Habitat for Humanity International. By the organization’s 25th anniversary, tens of thousands of people were volunteering with Habitat and more than 500,000 people were living in Habitat homes.

Millard Fuller was a prolific writer, authoring 10 books. He had received more than 50 honorary degrees and in 1996 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In presenting the medal, President Bill Clinton said, “Millard Fuller has done as much to make the dream of homeownership a reality in our country and throughout the world as any living person.” Jack Kemp, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former HFHI board member agreed, adding, “When I’m asked about housing success stories from our inner cities, the first group that comes to mind is Habitat for Humanity.”