New House Watchdog Lets Obama Slide on Criminal Event

via http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/01/new-house-watchdog-lets-obama-slide-on-%e2%80%9ccriminal-event%e2%80%9d/

"During a public relations campaign touting upcoming probes of the Obama Administration, the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the president wont be investigated for a bribery scandal because his party is guilty of the same crime.

This astounding example of bipartisan corruption was actually delivered on national television over the weekend. California Republican Darrell Issa, the federal lawmaker responsible for scrutinizing presidential misconduct, did the Sunday talk-show rounds to promote a wasteful spending inquiry of one of the most corrupt administrations, and assure Americans that his committee will identify $200 billion in waste. In the process, Issa confirmed that hell let President Obama slide on one of his most serious offenses so far.

Taxpayers Finance Pelosi’s Lavish Hawaiian Farewell

It might have been worth it if it was an actual farewell/good riddance.

via judicialwatch.org/blog

"Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi stuck it to U.S. taxpayers on her way out as House Speaker with a lavish Hawaiian vacation featuring secret service and local police motorcades financed by Americans.

The famously corrupt California Congresswoman spent her last days as Speaker at an exotic resort in Konas historic settlement of Kaupulehu, according to a Hawaiian newspaper that's working to get figures on local police and secret service costs. Not surprisingly, the feds refuse to provide details on Pelosis security detail and the Hawaii Police Department claims it cant release the number of officers it dedicated to Pelosi’s motorcade, whether they were pulled from other duties or paid overtime.

Gov Kills Immigration Laws in Name of Economic Gr

Rhode Island’s new governor has killed crucial measures to crack down on illegal immigration for the sake of statewide economic growth and prosperity in immigrant-rich areas.

Just a few days on the job, Democrat Lincoln Chafee wasted no time issuing executive orders to accommodate illegal aliens, assuring that Rhode Island can grow economically by being a tolerant place to do business. He also took action so that immigrant-rich areas could prosper throughout the state, which has an estimated 40,000 illegal aliens mingled in its population of a little over 1 million.

With a scribble on a paper Chafee rescinded a 2008 law requiring public agencies and vendors that do business with the state to use a federal databaseknown as E-Verifyto check the legal status of their workers. The governor also ordered Rhode Island State Police to stop participating in a federal program that allows officers to enforce immigration laws. The executive order calls the laws agents of divisiveness, incivility and distrust among the states citizens.

Its simply part of the governors mission to create civil state with a vibrant, diverse community that is free of political, cultural and ethnic division. During his inauguration speech Chaffee vowed to implement an era of cultural and ethnic acceptance that will bring the state immediate prosperity. He took the opportunity to also say that his predecessors efforts to crack down on illegal immigration caused needless anxiety within our Latino community.

The immigration laws were implemented to soften the huge financial toll that illegal aliens are having on Rhode Island taxpayers amid federal inaction. The Republican governor (Donald Carcieri) who enacted the measures said he was forced to because the flow of illegal immigrants had become epidemic and state taxpayers were getting stuck with the enormous tab.

There were also serious concerns of escalating violence by illegal immigrants with criminal histories. The same year the immigration control laws were enacted, an illegal alien with an extensive criminal record kidnapped and raped a woman in Providence, despite his repeated encounters with local law enforcement officers for driving drunk and domestic assault. Had local authorities contacted federal immigration officials, the Guatemalan man would have been deported long ago.

Feds Take Over School Bake Sales

The far-reaching tentacles of the bloated U.S. government will control a cherished public school fundraiserthe bake saleunder Michelle Obamas precious new law to combat childhood obesity.

Signed this week by her husband, the $4.5 billion measure (The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act) is expected to revolutionize the inner-city diet by providing fresh produce and grilled lean meats as alternatives to greasy, fried foods that tend to be more popular in so-called food deserts. These are areasall low-incomedetermined by the government to be deficient in affordable healthy fare such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk.

Poor and at-risk children around the country will get free nutritious meals from U.S. taxpayers and the government will have the power to decide what exactly constitutes healthy cuisine. The law will also help communities establish local farm to school networks, create school gardens, and ensure that more local foods are used in the school setting. The idea is to slash greasy foods and extra calories by letting the government regulate what can be consumed on school grounds, including vending machines and at fundraisers.

That puts bake sales on the chopping block. Under the new measure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will decide if and when schools can have bake sales and the agency has the authority to ban them all together. After all, the USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture and natural resources based on sound public policy and science. No word yet on the results of any national bake-sale studies.

The federal government should not be in the business of regulating this sort of activity at the local level, according to a national group that represents school board districts across the country. But the First Lady insists that government intervention is necessary when it comes to child nutrition because we cant just leave it up to the parents.

Earlier this year Michelle Obama asserted that childhood obesity is a threat to national security. A few months later she declared war against French fries, advising restaurants to serve apple slices or carrots with hamburgers in lieu of the popular fried potato strips.

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

Despite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour domestic flight.

The shameful gaffe is simply the latest of many for the beleaguered Homeland Security agency charged with protecting the nations transportation system. A checked bag on a flight from Boston to Miami contained hundreds of bullet primers that exploded on the tarmac after the plane arrived in south Florida. Primers provide the spark that detonates the gunpowder in bullets. Posted on Categories UncategorizedLeave a comment on TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs in Tests

"While the government agency responsible for securing the nation’s transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past inept Homeland Security screeners.

At major airports throughout the United States, undercover agents have slipped a shocking number of weapons through security checkpoints during covert exercises conducted randomly since the devastating 2001 terrorist attacks. Reports on the so-called red team tests, are kept secret by the government, but a major news agency got wind of some results and they are downright scary."

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