Everything In His Power

A certain recipe for failure would be to blindly continue with that which has miserably failed. Welcome to the perverted world of today’s liberal political pogrom. As soon as the shampaign ended and all of the Bolshevik bunting was removed, the socialist singsong sophistry of “we inherited this mess” was all the rage. Nearly two years later, the song remains the same but the subject of the hilarious hymn has deteriorated at an alarming rate.. It would seem that America’s Hussein is even more adept at destroying the nation that he leads than Iraq’s Hussein was..

The fascists finger pointer has decided to continue with the “I/we inherited this mess” mantra and it is easy to understand why, most recently at a staged “townhall” meeting in Wisconsin. If Obama and his band of collectivists Czars had managed to even slightly slow the effects of the years of delirious Democratic destructiveness, the socialist soliloquy would be different. Since the dystrophic Democrats have held majorities in both Houses since 2006 and now the “presidency” for what amounts to a totalitarian trifecta while things have gotten appreciably worse, the fault for everything obviously belongs to moderate George Bush..

In March of 2008, the dumb drum beat of Obama was reaching a fever pitch. “History will not judge President Bush kindly for his failure to act in a way that could have prevented or alleviated the economic crisis..” (“Blame game could ‘boomerang’ on Obama, strategist says” CNN dot com) If the Obama puling is to be taken seriously, this becomes the next logical question. Since you were bravely voting “present” during this period that you have identified as an “economic crisis” and since YOUR party held the majority in BOTH Houses during that time, what is YOUR excuse for your inattention and inactivity, both before and after your ascension to the “presidency”?

Even though the reality of the liberals being the controlling party in both Houses for years must override liberal childishness, “certain” polling reveals that the “public” views the Republicans as the source of the problem.. “41 percent of people surveyed in a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll said Republicans are responsible, 28 percent blamed Democrats.. According to a Washington Post/ABC poll conducted in April, 59 percent blamed Bush for the economy, compared with 25 percent who said Obama was at fault..” There you have it, those who had the insight while simultaneously experiencing the cathartic cleansing of their collectivist consciences through voting for the Bowing Bolshevik STILL refuse to admit that their stupidity nearly two years later is at least a major part of the “problem”..

Barry Bosworth, an economic adviser to Jimmy Carter no less said, “the whole world is going to turn towards fiscal restraint now and he can either join it or he’ll be an outlier..” Bosworth is on to something, however he slightly misspoke with that last word within his quote. What he should have said was “he is an out and out liar..”

Nitwit Nancy Pelosi chimed in as well with another helping of her usual nonsensical meandering. Pelosi was talking about the alleged “positive indicators” relative to the Obama Depression when she added that “they followed ‘nearly a decade of failed Republican policies’”.. Mind you, this is the same Democratic dunce who just a few days earlier said that unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program.. (“Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs” Fox News dot com) “It injects demand into the economy, it creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative that you can name..” According to the article, she was “arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning..”

If she truly believes this, then why are both she and the liberals ADDICTED to TAKING “families” money away from them through their exorbitant taxation and expecting the economy to miraculously “churn”? Unemployment “benefits” (what has to be the ultimate liberal oxymoron..) is simply the “fastest way” towards a total dependence upon the liberal government.. Unemployment “benefits” only the liberal handout mentality because as it has been said, socialism is a great idea until you run out of other people’s money to spend.. Here we have the scientific proof that the combination of Bolshevism and Botox causes brain damage..

Economist Bosworth says, “I don’t think that we are looking at a crisis where the Obama administration has a fundamentally different response to the crisis..” What happened to all of these vapid promises of “change”? It would seem apparent that Obama is using the “status quo” that he allegedly abhors while trying to “beat around the Bush” in the hopes of hoodwinking the electorate again in 2012. This Swiss watch of a “plan” will reap its rewards for the liberals with a resounding rebuke in November of 2010..

If Obama INSISTS upon placing blame, lets allow him to do so. However, I INSIST upon correcting him. For the sake of argument, lets agree that he “inherited” this economy. Here is my addendum, or for the liberals, an “adden-dumb”.. YOUR party has had complete control of Congress since 2006. YOUR party has therefore been responsible for spending since that time. Since 2008, YOUR party has also enjoyed holding the “presidency” and as well, since the diaper wearing Democrat Al Franken (Who?) sat down, you also had a “supermajority” that was incapable of being stopped or deterred. With all of that superior liberal intellectual and political acumen at your disposal, how have you managed to magnify the “problem that you inherited” from yourself and those of your party by a factor of nearly ten times? Summer of 2007, the guy who you think was “responsible” had a 4.4 percent unemployment rate. YOU have a 10 percent rate and there are no signs of your Depression slowing.. The statute of limitations is UP on your fascists flailing and your silly blame game..

“Even if that pace of hiring were to double immediately, it would take until 2013 to recapture the lost jobs”. (“7.9 million jobs lost, many forever” Yahoo Finance) “If it takes three years, more than 3.5 million additional jobs will be needed because of the continued population growth” and that isn’t even counting all of the ILLEGALS that Obama desperately wants to “amnesty” along with their silly “chain migration”..

Shall we point more fingers? What was your first response to that which you “inherited”? The “stimulus” and you had the foresight to place the pickled progressive Joe “Smartass” Biden, in “charge”.. What has happened since then? “It’s very hard to discern any impact” says Brian Bethune from HIS Global Insight. (“Stimulus: The big bang is over” CNN Money dot com) Your plan to “stimulate” stimulated nothing other than higher unemployment and trillions in deficits. To be fair, your lunatic takeovers and health scare scams certainly added to the TOTAL uncertainty that permeates the business community, not to mention your targeting of the business and financial communities in general..

Deputy Housing Secretary Ron Sims called this the “Summer of Economic Recovery” which should have caused him to have an immediate drug test as his obvious flashback to the “Summer of Love” and all of the positive vibes and social diseases that accompanied it won’t make a damned bit of difference when rampant socialism is the “plan du jour” at the Magenta Mansion formerly known as the White House..

Ken Simonson, the chief economist of the General Contractors of America said, “There’s no pretending that the stimulus will drive the economy or replace the private sector..” All due respect Sir, but “pretending” is what the liberals and Obama are all about. As well, replacing “the private sector” with a cadre of collectivist Czars and an ramped up socialism that would make Roosevelt proud is EXACTLY what the liberals and Obama have set out to do.. “Mission Accomplished”..

Democratic strategist Julian Epstein, an uncrowned master of Democratic denial, wants Obama to say that the stimulus has “worked”.. “The message has got to be optimistic and positive. It simply can’t be ‘I inherited this mess and I’m doing the best I can’”.. Epstein also said that “The White House needs to go on a confidence campaign and perhaps take a page from President Reagan’s playbook..”

Here is one of the typical liberal intellectual stumbling blocks. The liberals are absolutely convinced that the Reagan “magic” came from his ability to effectively communicate to the nation. What the liberals don’t understand is that this ability came from the fact that it was effortless for President Reagan. The reason that it was effortless for Reagan was because these words came from deep within his character and not from what the liberals rely upon when they speak, pure partisan politics and the acquisition and retention of power via the teleprompter. President Reagan was genuine, the liberals are calculating and conniving. Epstein’s “plan” wouldn’t reveal the liberal’s character, it would reveal their true LACK of character.. By the way, while Epstein and the liberals are considering the “Reagan playbook”, why won’t they consider reading and utilizing the chapters about lower taxes and less governmental intrusion?

“He really needs to spell out how we are coming back and it’s morning in America again..” What Epstein will never realize is that this “morning” is one of those strange Alaska mornings where the sun doesn’t come up for about a few months.. With Obama the oligarch and his cast of charaters, it will be more like a few years and quite possibly, a few decades..

“Obama on Friday vowed to do everything in his power to create jobs..” Based upon his miserable track record of DESTROYING nearly eight million jobs already, the nation hopes that he will start paying a lot LESS attention to the “problem that he has inherited”..


35 responses to “Everything In His Power

  1. noleftturnz


    I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy Fourth of July.

    Check out the latest over at TOTD:


    Thanks as always,


  2. It is honestly too hard to listen to one word of this fascist party. Talks is cheap. NOT A ONE of them knows what they are talking about. Blithering idiots all. Common sense has been replaced with ego and declining morals. And I say morals because they are destroying our country with all their me, me, me rhetoric and attacks on the families, which is the fabric that holds this great country together. Once they get their hands on anything, it all goes to Hell! Then they get on their soapbox a preen like a peacock. America really is up a creek without a paddle.

  3. Mr. Mass Destruction himself is a big bag of empty words, tell me its not so. this is the man that the liberals created a special office and seal for, ” The Office of the President Elect of the United States… The people cried, move Bush out and let our Messiah take over now…The children were screaming and grown men and women ware crying to touch his hand and old liberal ladies just wet their panties when he came by.. We are finally going to bring America to its final destination with the imagination of Unicorns and lollipops, oh yeah, oh yeah…
    The Community Organizer is just fantasy of a man in his walkthrough to destroy America….

  4. G. Nichols

    If history will not judge George Bush kindly, it will certainly excoriate Mr. Obama and his gang of thugs, bounders and thieves. He will be fortunate indeed if he is compared favourably with Millard Filmore. Given his travesty of leadership, his acts of treason, and the wholesale rape he has perpetrated upon the American taxpayers, I should like to see him become the first sitting President hauled out of the White House in handcuffs.

  5. Larry, “Magenta Mansion”: a classic!!

    You have motivated me to start up again on working on my “the Great Pretender” parody. (Guess who?…duh!!)

    Absolutely astute observations on your posting, again…as usual!

  6. 119 days from today: “The time of reckoning; let the guilty pay!” From Martina McBride’s song “Independence Day”–which she sang with great fervor!

  7. Here’s the interview with the member of the Department of Justice, Civil Right’s Division, attorney J. Christian Allen.

    Your gonna know what it’s like to be ruled by a black man, cracker. Part 1:

    Part 2:

    And the third is an interview with Bartle Bull, Civil Rights Attorney, who was there that day at the voting booth in Philadelphia.

    Megyn did an excellent job in interviewing him and the other attorney that supported Mr. Allen claims. If there was no case against these black panthers the judge would have no right dismissed the case. He/She either felt there was something there to be looked at based on the amateur video and the testimony of the three people who were threatened.

  8. Here is the funny one. A new disease DE, Democrat Embarrassment.

  9. Quixtop, CA.

    It’s not that Obama (One Bolshevik Against My America) and that “Nitwit” Botox Queen are either stupid, ignorant, incompetent, or even purposefully evil. What bothers me most is that they think WE are Stupid and ignorant. First she says we have to pass the bill before we can see whats in it. Now she says unemployment creates jobs. WTF! If we let crap like this go on, next she’ll be saying war is peace, good is evil, and freedom is slavery. How can they do this?
    They do this because they can! No one stands up!
    Not congress, not the senate, not the MM! No One!
    Have they all been bought?
    Throw the bums out! Boycott the MM!
    Vote out ALL incumbents. Disinfect the “Magenta Mansion” (cute) house!

  10. We just spent the last 4th of July at my sons house which soon to go back to the bank. I am concerned about the next and the next fourth. If we don’t take Congress this year and the Repubs don’t grow some b++ls….. Panama is starting to look pretty good. They have a carry law as well.
    Buy Lead and Gold…


    Great to hear from you Larry+
    I saw an article today spelling out the
    job movement in the last couple of years
    Mostly in the government sector and+
    exploding the tax burden due to pensions and+
    other perks.Leading to complete Socialism
    just what they want.
    Must keep vigil and haope to turn the tide
    in November+
    Then repeal all

  12. So what is going on with the NRA maybe endorsing Harry Reid? Are we going to have that much trouble telling the good guys from the BAD guys in this upcoming election? By the way Dick, Panama is controlled by China…don’t move there.

  13. Excellent diagnosis and autopsy, Dr. Larry.

    I don’t believe Obama, either by his inexperience or ineptness or the combination of both, can relate himself specific problems to the action of the here-and-now, give-and-take political world. After all the glorification, he now finds himself living in but not of the world, so he can only act, and then inadequately, as a semi-immoral but not political man, in an immoral society.

    Anyone who would rally behind putrid Pelosi over her inane words of un-employment checks and “keeping the economy churning”, deserves to be put to death. The pittance of an un-employment check can barely cover the food costs of a teenager… let them go naked, eh Nancy?

  14. “The fact is we’ll never build a lasting economic recovery by going into debt at a faster rate than we ever have before. Inflation is the cause of recession and unemployment. And we’re not going to have real prosperity or recovery until we stop fighting the symptoms and start fighting the disease. There’s only one cause for inflation, government spending more than the government takes in. The cure is a balanced budget. Ah, but they tell us 80 per cent of the budget is uncontrollable. Its fixed by laws passed by Congress. Well, laws passed by Congress can be repealed by Congress. And, if Congress is unwilling to do this, then isn’t it time we elect a Congress that will?
    ~~Ronald Reagan~~


  15. Michele From NY

    Just when you think it’s getting closer to some sanity (November), you get the likes of Pelosi and Reid (and of course, our fearful leader) with their daily “words of wisdom” to remind you of the destruction that happens every time one of them opens their mouths. You start to realize just how very far away November is….

    Great article as usual Larry.

  16. Islamic immigration demographics video.


  17. Demo useful idiot, George Stenanopuolos criticized Republican candidate Carla Fiorinam, CA., after she spoke about the need for government to get out of the jobs-creating business: (Ala “nanny state” Nancy Pelosi)
    “How do you create jobs in the Senate if you don’t pass legislation?”

    I, but, you, how, when, where, and she said, WTF!, I think I need a tele-prompter!!!!

  18. Cheryl/Texas

    Excellent analysis Larry! If you haven’t read Beck’s “Overton Window” yet – get it, and read it fast. It is a real eye-opener, education to what is really happening right now in front of us. The Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda is just one small part of a huge, very long ( like decades-long) PR campaign and it is obvious that the American people are being severly duped into believing all sorts of really bad stuff.

  19. does anyone remember this line from the history books:

    Hitler’s promise before coming to power, “Give me ten years and you will not be able to recognize Germany.”


  20. Why is it, the Walmart near me has EVERYTHING packaged in English AND Spanish, but, the Walmart in Cancun Mexico (which WOULD NOT EXIST if not for AMERICAN tourists) everything is packaged in SPANISH only?

  21. Both of MAObama Supreme Court nominees can be impeached for the same reason that the only other Supreme Court judge was impeached: for allowing their political agenda to effect their rulings.
    The only Supreme Court Justice to have ever been impeached was Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence). The House of Representatives accused Chase of letting his Federalist political leanings affect his rulings, and served him with eight articles of impeachment in late 1804.

  22. Yes, he is doing “everything in his power” to push and shove this radical agenda down our throats and he is pushing that power as far as possible as fast as possible, because he knows that come November, he’s done.

    Ya know Stitch… my local Walmart is starting to run short of stuff. In the past few months if you don’t get there early on Saturday to shop th shelves in some areas of tghe store are flat empty….. how why is that? Are they getting us used to the idea of shortages and rationing? Things that make you go… HMMMMMM????

    Keep up the good work everyone, we are making progress. Remember; the louder they holler, the more worried they are…..

  23. Oops… sorry for the typos everyone… I never did learn to properly type.

  24. The pointing fingers occupy both hands of liberals along with a ready supply of degrading rhetoric for those who disagree with their non-sensical blabberings. As would happen every so often the communist clowns run out of words and fingers to point so must rely on their second line of defense; inaction.

    These progressive prolific pointers with both dirt encrusted and manicured nails are further pro0f of the liberal’s reasoning where the once admirable qualities of truth and trust, discretion and responsibility should die and be replaced by “I know my rights, I want it now, someone else is to blame and I am a victim.”

    Suckle up to rosy/red big government, pointers.

  25. I sincerely can’t even look at obam on TV or listen to him anymore. He has me sick to my stomach…can’t listen to his deceitful rhedoric!

  26. I just received my copy of the Obama Diaries yesterday and I’m already on page 100. It’s truly amazing to see the inner workings of these mindless buffoon and what they think of us, each other and themselves.

    Here are some entries from Michelle and what she thinks of us:

    Entry: January 21, 2009- I’ve got to tell you, making history is exhausting. After the parade and the balls and the Jonas Brothers’ drop-by, I am now stuck in the drafty, white mausoleum of a house, arranging bedrooms! I’d like to see Barack get five people situated in a new house overnight.

    This morning, I’m sitting with Mama at the breakfast table in my robe, just worn out, and Barack walks in all spiffed up, giving me that “The First Lady have a big plans today?” jazz. I threw my newspaper down, looked him in the straight in the eye and said, “Listen buddy, you go arrange the girls bedrooms and I’ll go meet with the national security team, okay? Believe me, that’s easier. And I probably know more about national security than you!”

    He didn’t say a word. When he tried to quietly slink away, Mama gave him the evil eye and said, real loud “This First Lady’s got bigger plans than you’ll ever have, string bean!” Even the servants were laughing.

    I begged those Bushes to let us stay at Blair House, the White House guest residence, after the election and bring our things in slowly. But nooooo! They had “dignitaries to accommodate.” So we were cooped up like refugees over at the Hay-Adams (Do you know they didn’t have conditioners in the bedrooms?). The Bushes should have gotten the hell out of this house in November after the election and let us move in. We’re historic! Mrs. Literacy and Mr. Illiterate should have gone to a hotel. Didn’t they already have their eight years?

    After I unpacked Sasha’s room. I’ve got to get dressed and go to some damn military thing. Just what I need today. All that flag-waving, hillbilly music, hand-on-the-heart crap. To think that for the next four years I have to ooh and aah over the “sacrifice” of people who never graduated college …. You want to know what sacrifice is? Giving up a cushy six-figure, hospital board salary to play second fiddle to a man who still leaves his dirty socks in the middle of the bedroom floor.

    But, Desiree (Rogers) says, as First Lady, I’ve got to distance myself from the “first time I’m proud of my Country” comments. So here I go: hugging, saluting and singing “Yankee Doodle Dandy – again! Desiree picked out a blue sheath dress with a star-and-stripes bow on the front. And I’ve got to say, my arms look fine in it. If I play my cards right, I might get an American Legion cover out of it.

    This is just on page 8, there is a lot more.

    Obama’s first entry: January 21, 2009.

    Hell, yes, it’s the first time we’re proud to be Americans! I can’t believe these people voted for me! What a place this Country is! A measly stint in the Illinois legislature and a breath or two in the Senate, add a few groovy iconic postures and some “Hope & Change” and bingo! I am the fucking President! They actually bought it when I said I wanted to “form a more perfect union.” I think Aretha was crying beneath that Easter basket hat of hers when I said that line … hey, I am the perfect union. Good looks, big brains, and a damn fine jump shot at my age.

    You should have seen the way Beyoncé looked at me at that ball tonight. Damn! I played it cool though. I didn’t even look back at her. I grabbed Michelle’s hand, did a few twirls with her in that toilet paper dress, and made my way offstage like a cool cat. They were yelling for me to come back, but I judy gave them a wave over the shoulder. I like to leave ‘em fired up and ready to go.

    Pastor Jeremiah was right; to hell with “America the Beautiful.” It’s the era of Barack the Beautiful. Long may I reign.

    So far none of the entries talks about the people of this Country (and I wasn’t expecting to see it either) or about the problems going on in the Country. It’s all about me, me, me.

    January 14, 2010: Barack complains about his duty to his two daughters and is forced to attend a school recital where Malia was performing and all that idiot could think about was the Massachusetts election and how had he given up being a community organizer, he would certainly be playing at Carnegie Hall by now.

    I would have preferred to hear Malia play here at the House and not gone to that uppity Sidwell Friendship School. After all I’ve done for that place you would think they’d treat me with a little more respect. Michelle and I sent them an autographed pictures of our magazine covers to auction off last year and everything. What more do these people want from us?

    Most of the parents were appropriately is awe of my presence, but this one flabby, typical white man comes over and says: “If the Republican takes Ted Kennedy’s seat, that come be big trouble for your health-care plan, huh? Who died and made you George Wills! As if that’s going to happen. The Kennedy name is the gold standard up there.

    The good news is, I was in and out of there quickly, Reggie (Love) requested that the Secret Service close off all the streets. Then just was we were about to leave, they tell me they’re concerned about it being rush hour. I told the Secret Service, “I’m the president of the damn United States. The commuters can sacrifice an hour for their president and his family. This is important to my daughter.”

    Mother Robinson was amazed at how fast we breezed over to the school. I just kind of smiled and told her we must have hit good traffic pattern. Michelle wanted me to stay for the whole event, but I put my foot down. I told her “One hour only!” I needed to get back in time to see “The Mentalist”—that’s the only time I really get to relax on Thursdays. With Haiti, all these special elections, and Joe Biden, I’ve got a lot of disasters weighing on me.

    Sasha came in during the show and wanted me to review some essay on George Washington. If her mother wasn’t off playing Jenny Craig, maybe I wouldn’t have to correct papers during my down time. I read the report during the commercial and them faxed it over to Biden. I figured Washington crossed the Delaware. And since Biden was from Delaware’s senator for decades—let him figure it out.

    It’s midnight and now I’ve got to go back downstairs to finish up this healthcare meeting. Rahm is dropping the f-bomb every thirty seconds to keep that doddering old fool Reid awake. You always get the feeling that he’s one sentence away from pressing the medical alert pendent. Nevertheless, they tell me we almost have this in the bag. Speaking of bags, Pelosi thinks we can deep six that Stupak language and sneak a few more goodies into the Bill for Planned Parenthood. That should shrews Rosa DeLauro and Nita Lowery off my back for a few weeks.

    These few passages from their diary only confirms what I always thought that the Democrats generally despises one another. Obama and Michelle both resent the other. So far, Michelle’s mother seems to be the sanest of the lot. She chides both of them, especially when it comes to her grandchildren. Thanksgiving must be hilarious; with all the nick picking, they do to each other.

    I’ve been thinking for a while about who left these diary entries on the hood of Laura Ingraham’s car. We know the Clinton’s despise the Obama’s and visa versa, there are crossovers between the two administrations, so it would have to be a person more loyal to the Clinton’s that has access to the private quarters and people in this administration.

    The Obama seem to hate that word white quite a bit and are clearly racist and they resent the white race. It continues to pop up in their narrations. Many times the word white is underlined.

    It’s an enjoyable read so far and if you want a good laugh, buy the book or go to the library to rent it.

  27. Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal
    Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

    This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please
    pass it on.

    An idea whose time has come…

    For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress.
    Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

    Have each person contact a minimum of twenty people on their Address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

    Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution
    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United
    States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”

    Please forward to those in your address book.

  28. ok, I have to get this one off my chest.
    MAObama just spent another $24 billion to extend unemployment payments.
    He says it would be cruel to cut it off.
    I have been UNEMPLOYED since March 2009, and I am STILL drawing unemployment.
    AND, guess what, as long as those IDIOTS keep PAYING ME NOT TO WORK, I’m sitting here munching Hi Hos and sipping soda….
    IF, they stop paying me, I’ll get a fucking job!


    PS – why don’t I get one now? Because the it would be a low paying job and the difference between working 40 hours a week, and NOT working 40 hours a week, would be about $20.
    I’m staying home.
    HOWEVER, if they STOP PAYING ME, I would take that “low-paying” job.

  29. Since Larry is silent, I found this article about the Sherrod case and there is much more information that has not been revealed about her and the organization she founded.

    Forty Acres & a Mule — Sherrod Style?
    July 22, 2010
    Rosslyn Smith
    Seriously what’s $760,000,000 of our tax dollars among friends? The 22,505 “Track A” applications were heard and decided upon, of which 13,348 (59%) were approved. US$995 million had been disbursed or credited to the “Track A” applicants as of January 2009, including US$760 million disbursed as US$50,000 cash awards.
    Shirley Sherrod’s quick dismissal from the Obama administration may have had less to do with her comments on race before the NAACP than her long involvement in the aptly named Pigford case, a class action against the US government on behalf of black farmers alleging that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had discriminated against black farmers during the period from 1983 through 1997. According to Wikipedia:

    The plaintiffs settled with the government in 1999. Under the consent decree, all African American farmers would be paid a “virtually automatic” US$50,000 plus granted certain loan forgiveness and tax offsets. This process was called “Track A”.[2]

    Alternatively, affected farmers could follow the “Track B” process, seeking a larger payment by presenting a greater amount of evidence – the legal standard in this case was to have a preponderance of evidence along with evidence of greater damages….

    At the time the case was settled, it was estimated there would be in the area of 2,000 to 3,000 claims. As with most estimates involving government handouts that number was woefully short of the mark. Again, according to Wikipedia:

    22,505 “Track A” applications were heard and decided upon, of which 13,348 (59%) were approved. US$995 million had been disbursed or credited to the “Track A” applicants as of January 2009, including US$760 million disbursed as US$50,000 cash awards. Fewer than 200 farmers opted for the “Track B” process.

    Beyond those applications that were heard and decided upon, about 70,000 petitions were filed late and were not allowed to proceed. Some have argued that the notice program was defective, and others blamed the farmers’ attorneys for “the inadequate notice and overall mismanagement of the settlement agreement.” A provision in the 2008 farm bill essentially allowed a re-hearing in civil court for any claimant whose claim had been denied without a decision that had been based on its merits

    In other words, according to Agri-Pulse.com the number of total claims filed not only exceeded the original estimate by almost 40 to 50 times, it is close to four times the USDA’s estimate of 26,785 total black owned farms in 1977! One reason for this is that the settlement applied to farmers and those who “attempted to farm” and did not receive assistance from the USDA. Getting the latest round of Pigford cases from the 2008 farm bill settled is said to be a high priority for the Obama administration.

    So where does Sherrod come into this picture? In a special to the Washington Examiner, Tom Blumer explains that Sherrod and the group she formed along with family members and others, New Communities. Inc. received the largest single settlement under Pigford. … New Communities is due to receive approximately $13 million ($8,247,560 for loss of land and $4,241,602 for loss of income; plus $150,000 each to Shirley and Charles for pain and suffering). There may also be an unspecified amount in forgiveness of debt. This is the largest award so far in the minority farmers law suit (Pigford vs Vilsack).

    What makes this even more interesting to me is that Charles appears to be Charles Sherrod, who was a big player in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s. The SNCC was the political womb that nurtured the Black Power movement and the Black Panthers before it faded away.

    Blumer has some questions about this settlement and about Sherrod’s rapid departure from the USDA

    • Was Ms. Sherrod’s USDA appointment an unspoken condition of her organization’s settlement?
    • How much “debt forgiveness” is involved in USDA’s settlement with New Communities?
    • Why were the Sherrods so deserving of a combined $300,000 in “pain and suffering” payments — amounts that far exceed the average payout thus far to everyone else? ($1.15 billion divided by 16,000 is about $72,000)?
    • Given that New Communities wound down its operations so long ago (it appears that this occurred sometime during the late 1980s), what is really being done with that $13 million in settlement money?
    Here are a few bigger-picture questions:
    • Did Shirley Sherrod resign so quickly because the circumstances of her hiring and the lawsuit settlement with her organization that preceded it might expose some unpleasant truths about her possible and possibly sanctioned conflicts of interest?
    • Is USDA worried about the exposure of possible waste, fraud, and abuse in its handling of Pigford?
    • Did USDA also dispatch Sherrod hastily because her continued presence, even for another day, might have gotten in the way of settling Pigford matters quickly?
    I second his conclusion that the media and bloggers shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss Shirley Sherrod. Let me start by adding another question to the list. In her position at not for profit, Rural Development Leadership Network, a network of activists and community builder, was Sherrod involved in any way in encouraging people to submit fraudulent claims under Pigford? Did she put black people who owned rural land in touch with lawyers who would file the paperwork claiming attempts to farm had been prevented by the non cooperation of the local USDA?

    I ask because there are a multitude of small parcels of non productive rural land all across the south, land unsuitable for mechanized agriculture that was once owned by subsistence farmers, black and white alike. Many of these parcels continue to be owned by family members who moved elsewhere out of sentimental reasons. The property taxes and other carrying costs are cheap and often ancestors are buried there in family plots. A drive on any country road in the South may turn up several carefully maintained postage stamp sized family cemeteries. As I read Blumer, I wondered how many of the owners claimed they had attempted to farm just such acreage to score a fast $50,000 from Uncle Sam?

  30. Heard today on the Sean Hannity radio show today (July 28th): “Mr. Obama, when you proposed to Michelle, did you use a teleprompter?”

  31. noleftturnz


    The latest TOTD:


    Sorry, but I’ve just been swamped as of late..

    I haven’t forgotten, I hope that all of you haven’t as well..

    Thanks as always,


  32. Heard on the Sean Hannity radio show today (July 30th):

    A lady from Arizona said, “I can see November from my home.”

  33. I just received this E-mail and thought I would share:
    Subject: A prayer for the president

    We were in slow-moving traffic the other day and the car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”.


    My husband’s Bible was lying on the dash board & he got it & opened it up to the scripture & read it. He started laughing & laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn’t believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.

    Psalm 109:8 “Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him.”

    At last – I can voice a Biblical prayer for our president!

    Look it up – it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray.

  34. You have to know the Obama’s/Robinson only became religious for political reason. David Axelrod and Rahm have snuck Rev Wright in the White House a number of times. They cannot do it often because the release of the guest list and if the media got a wind of it, questions would be asked. Michelle is not the least bit religious the only thing she worships is herself. Her mothers hasn’t been to a church in decades. They did this because they know blacks are religious or at least the south blacks are and he needed their votes.

    The best and happiest places where Obama felt internal peace was when he went to a Turkish Blue mosque in İstanbul on his world tour. He claims it gave him great peace. Somehow that doesn’t sound like a man pretending to be a Christian, but many question whether he is a practicing Muslim. He clearly would have never gotten elected if people knew he was a practicing Muslim. He’s been planning for the Presidency his entire life and he knew he needed to be a christian to take any office. It was just a nice convenience and they found a nice black preacher who hated whites just as much as the Obama’s do.

  35. Hi all…

    I have really missed being an active part of “the family.” But my family is going into our 8th year of total parental elder care, and if I get thru #1 on my “odds & no ends” list…I have had a good day.

    Eileen, My niece graduated from a public “School of the Arts.” It is the cream of the crop city school in Rochester, NY. Almost every black student thanked their mom, grandmother and God as they received their diploma.

    —–Just wanted to share the ‘chills’ I had watching Greta Van Susteren’s special on the 60’s Manson Murders. Three people, a pizza delivery kid & an 8 1/2 month pregnant Sharon Tate (Roman Polanski’s wife for any young NLTZ’ers) were brutally stabbed a total of 161 times. A couple of night’s later another couple was slaughtered in their home. Charles Manson was trying to start a race war, calling it Helter Skelter…which was misspelled in Sharon Tate’s blood on her wall.

    Then Greta quietly said…that Bernadette Dorn highly praised Charlie Manson for the murders. I know she was/is the Weather Underground and into terrorist bombings, but that comment made my hair stand on end!

    Larry…I hope all is well with you & Basco.

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