Saturday, July 17, 2010

Obama's dog gets its own jet to fly on vacation on taxpayer's dime.

Oh, this is a negro please moment right here. Obama and his aides must be out their damn minds that the first dog gets his own jet? How stupid is this going to look for them.
Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president's personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

Obama's offshore drilling ban makes American company leave for Egypt.

Awesome, Obama making jobs leave America that no one can do anymore.

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the largest U.S. deep-water oil driller, said one of its rigs is moving to Egypt from the Gulf of Mexico, as the company seeks other international contracts after BP Plc’s crude spill.

The Ocean Endeavor, capable of drilling in water as deep as 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), has been hired by an Egyptian company, Diamond Offshore said in a statement today. The rig owner will get about $100 million in revenue for the move, including a $31 million early-termination fee paid by the prior lessee, said Les Van Dyke, a spokesman for Diamond Offshore.

President Barack Obama in May suspended permits for new wells in waters deeper than 500 feet after a BP well blowout on April 20 that led to the nation’s biggest oil spill. The administration has appealed a June 22 court order overturning the ban.

“As a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed,” Larry Dickerson, chief executive officer of Houston-based Diamond Offshore, said in the statement. “We greatly regret the loss of U.S. jobs that will result from this rig relocation.”

Will NAACP and other liberal blacks denouce Louis Farrakhan bigoted, anti-Jew reparation letter?

Since we are all about one nation and getting rid of bigotry and racism, I expect a full denunciation by NAACP and people like Roland Martin and Tom Joyner over this new piece of garbage.

Last month, Louis Farrakhan, the “National Representative of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam,” sent a three-page letter to the leaders of 16 major Jewish organizations demanding reparations for alleged crimes Jews have perpetrated against African Americans.

Along with the letter, Farrakhan sent two books, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews” and “Jews Selling Blacks: Slave Trade by American Jews,” written by unidentified members of the Nation of Islam’s Historical Research Team. Elijah Muhammad’s National Representative claims that the books contain evidence of Jewish crimes against the black community.

“We can now present to our people and the world a true, undeniable record of the relationship between Blacks and Jews from their own mouths and pens,” the letter reads. “These scholars, Rabbis and historians have given to us an undeniable record of Jewish anti-Black behavior, starting with the horror of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, plantation slavery, Jim Crow, sharecropping, the labor movement of the North and South, the unions and the misuse of our people that continues to this very moment.”

The written diatribe continues with the Farrakhan proclaiming, “We could charge you [Jews] with being the most deceitful so-called friend, while your history with us shows you have been our worst enemy.”

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Millions of Muslims to quite facebook on July 21st or something.

Via the Huffington Post comes this weird tidbit.

Go to Facebook Blog and read the comments on any of the recent blog posts. You can’t help but notice a templated comment left by quite a few people who are threatening to boycott Facebook on 21st of July if their demands are not met.

The group in question belongs to the Muslim community that is angered by Facebook’s decision of removing a few hugely popular Islamic pages from the social networking site.

Fans of the removed pages are demanding that Facebook brings back those pages which did not violate any of the Facebook’s policies and also create new policies that stop people from posting anti-religious or Islamic messages on Facebook.

Most of the fans are allegedly planning to quit Facebook on 21st of July if their demands are not met and join, what looks like a Facebook knockoff, Madina.com, made for Muslim community.

An overall of 2.5 million fans are said to be effected by the removal of those Islamic fan pages. It will be interesting to see how many of the 2.5 million fans switch from a social networking site that has all of their friends (Muslims/Non-Muslims) and family to something that’s engineered for Muslims only (though the site does not say that).

CAIR joins NAACP in calling Tea Party members racist.

Birds of a race and religious baiting feather flock together.
CAIR, the national group focused on protecting civil rights for the nation's Muslim population, is standing in support of the NAACP's resolution calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate racism in their ranks. In a strongly-worded statement released this afternoon, CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper said that his group shares the NAACP's concerns about racist rhetoric found among tea partiers.

"If the Tea Party wishes to be taken seriously by mainstream Americans, it must repudiate all those who express or promote extremist, racist or bigoted views while claiming to be affiliated with the movement," he said.

Its cute how CAIR thinks it is part of the mainstream.

(Bloomberg) 73% of Americans oppose Obama's ban on deepwater drilling.

The short sightedness of Obama comes back to bite him in the ass.

Most Americans oppose President Barack Obama’s ban on deepwater oil drilling in response to BP Plc’s Gulf of Mexico spill, even as they hold the company primarily responsible for the incident.

Almost three-fourths, or 73 percent, say a ban is unnecessary, calling the worst oil spill in U.S. history a “freak accident,” according to a Bloomberg National Poll. Barely more than a third say they support drilling less than they did a few months ago. The BP rig sank in April. The administration issued a new moratorium this week after a court rejected a six-month one imposed in May.

“A ban will destroy the economy in that area over nothing,” said poll respondent Ron Smallcomb, 64, a used-car dealer in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania. “This is crazy. If there’s a plane crash you don’t ground all the airlines and stop flying completely.”

.....While public objections to a drilling ban echo the views of Republican leaders such as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the sentiment is strong regardless of political leaning: 85 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of independents and 65 percent of Democrats oppose a ban, according to the poll.

Jindal, whose state has been hardest hit by the spill, says a prohibition on drilling is an overreaction that will turn an “environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe,” costing as many as 20,000 jobs in Louisiana alone.

“We need the federal government to do their jobs to ensure drilling is done safely without killing thousands of jobs for our people,” Jindal said in a statement July 13.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says a ban is a reasonable response to the crisis. “Industry must raise the bar on its practices and answer fundamental questions about deepwater safety,” he said in a statement on July 12.

Hush Americans, Obama and his officials know what is best for you even though it makes no economic or logical sense.

Usain Bolt, other sports stars set to shun Britain over punitive tax rules

No way I would compete in Britain over stupid tax laws like this in place. It is not worth going to the UK.
Organisers of next month's Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace had hoped to stage the first 100 metres head-to-head of the season between Bolt, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell but the triple Olympic champion is set to shun the meeting because it would expose him to a huge tax bill.

Unless the tax rules are relaxed, athletics administrators fear British fans will be denied the chance to see the sport's biggest star in action again until he returns to the capital in two years' time to defend his Olympic titles.

Since April, foreign sports stars competing in Britain are liable for a top rate of income tax of 50 per cent but, controversially, the tax is charged not just on the money they earn in Britain but on a proportion of their worldwide sponsorship income.

Under the old rules, athletes' tax bills were based on how many days they competed in Britain, so if they competed in the country for one week, they would be charged one 52nd of their endorsement earnings.

Now, HM Revenue & Customs bases its charge on what proportion of an athlete's competitions take place in Britain. An athlete competing in 10 events globally with one of them held in Britain could be charged one 10th of his worldwide earnings at a top rate of 50 per cent.

Latin baseball players demanding boycott of Arizona all star game

This is a message for these baseball players, if you are going to talk on this issue at least have a damn clue what is the issue. No Latin person is going to be randomly picked out of a crowd and asked for papers. The process which is also a codification of federal law goes just a bit deeper. Unless you want a political and public backlash, learn up or shut up.

The television ratings for baseball's All-Star game were abysmal but Bud Selig has other worries concerning the annual Midsummer Classic.

Major League Baseball's longtime commissioner has to deal with a small but growing movement that wants to either boycott or move next year's All-Star game, in Phoenix, Arizona.

At issue is Arizona's pending immigration law, allowing police to check the immigration status of people they stop for other reasons, if they are "reasonably suspected" of being in the country illegally.

The law makes the failure to carry formal immigration documents illegal. It will be the first state law of its type in the United States.

Immigration rights groups argue that the new law, scheduled to take effect July 29, is discriminatory. The U.S. Justice Department is suing Arizona to stop its enactment.

Latinos, who comprise 27 percent of MLB's players, have begun to add their voices to the chorus of opposition.

Among them is Kansas City Royals pitcher Joakim Soria, a Mexican, who is in his fourth season in the majors.

"They could stop me and ask to see my papers," Soria said. "I have to stand with my Latin community on this."

Soria's manager, Oscar Suarez, who manages seven other Latino players, said their opposition to the law is not political.

"The thing for them is it is more a humanitarian issue than mixing politics with sports," Suarez said. "They want people to be treated fairly, and pay their taxes and do things the right way in America."

The right way is also not being here illegally.

Revs. Sharpton, Jackson downplay tea party issue

Considering its a stupid piece of cash funding raising and to gin up race baiting by the NAACP, its a wonder that Sharpton and Jackson want to downplay it as the potential for backfire is huge. Lets face it, between Sharpton and Jackson, race baiting talk is something both are familiar with in public speaking.

The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton sought Wednesday to steer attention away from an NAACP resolution condemning racism within the tea party movement, saying focus should remain on jobs and an upcoming march in Washington.

Jackson deflected questions about the resolution at a news conference during the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Kansas City.

"We will not be diverted or otherwise distracted by any other message except putting America back to work," Jackson said a day after convention delegates approved the resolution. "We want jobs and justice and peace."

Sharpton was a little more direct, saying issues surrounding the tea party go beyond claims of racism. He said the civil rights movement sought to pressure the federal government to step in when states were enforcing segregation laws, and the tea party's focus on states' rights puts people at risk.

"They talk about restoring dignity. They are really talking about restoring a time before the federal government intervened and protected the rights of people," Sharpton said.

He noted Arizona's new law that directs local and state law enforcement to take on federal duties by questioning people about their immigration status, after they've been stopped for another crime, if there's reason to suspect they're in the U.S. illegally.