Thursday, April 29, 2010

Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height

WATCH: President Obama delivers the eulogy at a memorial service for Dr. Dorothy Height, saying that the inspirational civil rights leader who died last week at the age of 98 deserves a place of honor in Americas memory. April 29, 2010.

We Will Forever Honor & Remember
Dr. Dorothy Irene Height
" The Godmother of the Civil Rights Movement "

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The Immigration Reform Battle Has


Statement by the President on Senate Proposal

Outlined Today to Fix Our Nation’s Broken Immigration System


Office of the Press Secretary

“It is the federal government's responsibility to enforce the law and secure our borders, as well as to set clear rules and priorities for future immigration. The continued failure of the federal government to fix the broken immigration system will leave the door open to a patchwork of actions at the state and local level that are inconsistent and as we have seen recently, often misguided.

The proposal outlined today in the Senate is a very important step in the process of fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. I am especially pleased to see that this detailed outline is consistent with the bipartisan framework presented by Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham last month, and is grounded in the principles of responsibility and accountability.

What has become increasingly clear is that we can no longer wait to fix our broken immigration system, which Democrats and Republicans alike agree doesn’t work. It’s unacceptable to have 11 million people in the United States who are living here illegally and outside of the system. I have repeatedly said that there are some essential components that must be in immigration legislation. It must call for stronger border security measures, tougher penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants and clearer rules for controlling future immigration. And it must require those who are here illegally to get right with the law, pay penalties and taxes, learn English, pass criminal background checks and admit responsibility before they are allowed to get in line and eventually earn citizenship. The outline presented today includes many of these elements. The next critical step is to iron out the details of a bill. We welcome that discussion, and my Administration will play an active role in engaging partners on both sides of the aisle to work toward a bipartisan solution that is based on the fundamental concept of accountability that the American people expect and deserve.”


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Be Prepared...

The Battle Is ON !

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Arizona's SB 1070
Racial Profiling Bill Here:

Want to know what a Bill looks like
legalizing racial profiling ?
Well here it is.


Now the new strategy of the ignorant, racist creators/supporters of this unconstitutional Arizona law is to claim (outright lie) that the law does not promote the act of racial profiling, or that they can't use race or ethnicity alone. That's because they hope no one will actually read the bill for themselves ! Just one simple glance at the bill and you'll see that it...Allows people to be arrested/detained for LOOKING like illegal immigrants...No age restrictions therefore CHILDREN can be targeted...Allows people to be arrested/detained for just nodding their heads that they want a job...or even YOU, an obvious American, can be penalized, accused of harboring if an 'illegal' gets in YOUR car, home, church, etc....also allows people to sue law enforcement for NOT racial profiling enough...
and MUCH more absolute craziness.
Read and Share The Truth.
Republicans are becoming an
embarrassment to America.

Arizona truck driver born in America stopped,
detained just for LOOKING ILLEGAL !

This MUST Be Stopped
Through UNITY !

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik REFUSES to ENFORCE
Arizona's new law legalizing RACIST PROFILING.

Calls new law..." National Embarrassment "...
says law racist, disgusting and will result in

(CANVAS STAFF REPORTS) - Sheriff Clarence Dupnik of Pima County in Arizona has taken aim at the state's new immigration law, calling it 'abominable' and 'a national embarrassment'. He says he has no intention of complying with it, reported ABC News .

The bill , signed last week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, would make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It would also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is ' reasonable suspicion ' to believe they are illegal immigrants.

The law immediately sparked a firestorm of controversy, bringing criticism from the likes of the ACLU and Cardinal Roger Mahoney. Even President Obama weighed in, instructing the justice department to examine the bill to see if it's legal.

Sheriff Dupnik claims the bill is unconstitutional and doesn't think it will be implemented after it is scrutinized by the legal system, reported KGUN-TV . He says he will not enforce the law, but will continue to do what his department has always been doing: hand illegal immigrants over to the border patrol. He goes on to say that if his officers had to detain the immigrants themselves, it would overburden the Pima County jail system and cost the county taxpayers an enormous amount of money.

He tells ABC News : "If we go out and look for illegal immigrants, they accuse us of racial profiling and we can get sued. And if some citizen doesn't think we're enforcing the state law, they can sue us, too."

The governor's officer responded to Dupnik's statements, saying: "Racial profiling is specifically written in the state law to be illegal" and "It seems misguided to be angry or react negatively about this bill."

At least nine sheriffs have come out in support of the law, including Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau, who told MyFox Phoenix : "We can do this without racially profiling … If we find that officers violate this, they will be held to account and in fact they will be fired and they will be charged themselves."

The bill continues to divide the country. Senator John McCain supports it, telling Fox News that the southern border in Arizona is broken. But Karl Rove has come out against the law, saying to CBS News : "I think there is going to be some constitutional problems with the bill."

We Must Fight Through UNITY
For What Is RIGHT !

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eric Holder/Federal Government Considering Challenging Arizona's Racist New Law

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano were critical Tuesday of Arizona's new law on immigration and Holder said the federal government may challenge it.

Napolitano said the new state law could siphon federal money and staff from hunting down dangerous immigrants.

The critical comments by the nation's top law enforcement official and the Cabinet secretary responsible for preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil came four days after Arizona's governor signed a law designed to crack down on illegal aliens.

Arizona's new law is subject to potential abuse, Holder told a news conference. The law – which takes effect this summer – allows police to question anyone about their immigration status if they have reason to suspect they are in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime if they are.

The Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department are reviewing the state law.

A number of options are under consideration including "the possibility of a court challenge," Holder said in response to questions on the Arizona law posed during a news conference on another topic.

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Napolitano said the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement fears it will have to use its stretched resources to deal with those arrested under Arizona's new law.

"We have some deep concerns with the law .. it will detract from and siphon resources that we need to concentrate on those in the country illegally, those who have committed the most serious crimes," Napolitano said.

President Barack Obama has instructed the Justice Department to examine the Arizona law that he said last week threatens to "undermine basic notions of fairness." He also is pressing anew for national immigration legislation, saying, "If we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country." (huffPo)

We MUST Unite...Black, White, Red, Brown and FIGHT AGAINST Arizona's unconstitutional "Legalization of Racism Act ".

Republicans should be ASHAMED !!!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

President Orders Department of Justice to Challenge

Arizona Immigration Law


The ink is barely dry on Arizona’s new immigration control law and President Obama has already threatened to take legal action against the measure even though it was adopted from the federal statute that’s rarely enforced.

Amid huge protests and cries of racism from the open-borders movement, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the law (SB1070) that bans “sanctuary city” policies and makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. without proper documentation. Some federal and state lawmakers claim the measure amounts to institutionalized discrimination and abuse that will lead to the arrest of seniors, kids and tourists.

Obama, who tried pressuring Brewer into vetoing the “misguided” law, assures that it threatens civil rights and undermines basic notions of fairness and trust between police and their communities. The commander-in-chief has ordered the Department of Justice to challenge its legality and vows to “closely monitor the situation” and examine the legislation’s civil rights implications.

The law marks an unprecedented effort by a state to take immigration matters into its own hands since immigration offenses are currently violations of federal law that cannot be enforced by local police. But lawmakers in Arizona are fed up with the enormous toll that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are having on their state as the feds sit idly by and fail to secure the southern border.

When the measure goes into effect later this year illegal aliens will be charged in state court with trespassing and anyone—documented or undocumented—seeking work from a road or sidewalk will also be criminally prosecuted. Drivers who pick up illegal alien day laborers will also be punished and all residents must provide evidence of their legal status in the U.S.

When Brewer signed the law last week she pointed out that the new state crime of willful failure to complete or carry an alien registration document was adopted verbatim from the federal statute. Furthermore, it will be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all persons and respecting the privileges and immunities of the United States, the governor said.

“We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act,” Brewer said during a signing ceremony. “But decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation.” She added that the new law represents a much-needed tool to solve a crisis the state did not create and the federal government refuses to fix.


We WILL Make The Difference !

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Be Inspired...Be Informed...Be Involved...
Be In UNITY !!!

There's MUCH Work Ahead !

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Arizona Governor Signs Law Legalizing


WATCH: President Obama Responds


PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ignored criticism from President Barack Obama on Friday and signed into law a bill supporters said would take handcuffs off police in dealing with illegal immigration in Arizona, the nation's gateway for human and drug smuggling. (read Gov's full statement here)

With hundreds of protesters outside the state Capitol shouting that the bill would lead to civil rights abuses, Brewer said critics were "overreacting" and that she wouldn't tolerate racial profiling.

"We in Arizona have been more than patient waiting for Washington to act," Brewer said after signing the law. "But decades of inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation."

Earlier Friday, Obama called the Arizona bill "misguided" and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see if it's legal. He also said the federal government must enact immigration reform at the national level – or leave the door open to "irresponsibility by others."

"That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe," Obama said.

The legislation, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It also requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants, allows lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and make it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or knowingly transport them.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund said it plans a legal challenge to the law, arguing it "launches Arizona into a spiral of pervasive fear, community distrust, increased crime and costly litigation, with nationwide repercussions."

Brewer ordered the state's law enforcement licensing agency to develop a training course on how to implement the law while respecting civil rights.

The bill will take effect in late July or early August. (read rest of article)


B4B Note: The Immigration Reform Battle has Officially Begun. And what's PATHETIC is the right-wing has the nerve to imply or spin that this bill is not about race or profiling...when in fact, that is EXACTLY what it is about. (The bill is titled the " Senate Bill 1070, Support Our Law Enforcement Act ") It is also being reported that The President will work toward striking down this unjust, racist law...which will surely bring the " Hatriots " out in full force !

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Sheriff In Town !

President Goes to Wall Street to

Fight for Financial Reform

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President Obama...
Getting It Done !

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

President's Civil Rights Division
Finds Lenders
Loan Discrimination

African-Americans charged higher fees than whites

By Kenneth Harney

A new Obama administration get-tough policy on home-mortgage discrimination is drawing kudos from consumer advocates, along with expressions of serious concern from lawyers who represent lenders and brokers.

In a settlement last month with two subsidiaries of ailing insurance giant American International Group Inc., the Justice Department took aim at one of the most controversial practices of the housing boom years: National subprime mortgage lenders originated billions of dollars in high interest rate loans through local brokers who sometimes hit African-American and other minority applicants with excessive loan charges.

Mortgages extended to African-Americans often carried higher fees than paid by white subprime applicants — even when the borrowers’ credit profiles and other factors were roughly the same. But did these disparities in fees open those lenders who purchased the loans from local brokers to legal attack?

Weren’t the higher fees solely the result of predatory pricing by individual brokers operating independently of their wholesale lenders? If a broker charged African-Americans higher fees than whites, wasn’t this violation of fair lending laws on the broker’s shoulders?

In the millions

The Obama administration gave a resounding answer to that question: No! The consent order requires AIG’s subsidiaries to pay $6.1 million to roughly 2,500 African-American borrowers, or an average of $2,300 in cash restitution for overcharges per loan.

The companies are also required to spend at least $1 million on consumer financial education programs. None of the firms admitted wrongdoing as part of the settlement. AIG Federal Savings Bank and Wilmington Finance Inc. no longer are involved in the wholesale mortgage market. AIG took a $182 billion bailout from the federal government in 2008, and is in the process of reorganizing its business activities. No individual mortgage brokers were cited in the case.

The core message here, according to Justice Department officials: Lenders who use independent brokers to originate mortgages cannot ignore what those brokers are doing to their minority customers. They will be held responsible for civil rights violations because they should have been monitoring their broker networks for signs of discriminatory pricing — which should be detectable by examining loan packages and performing statistical analyses.

Contributing factor

Thomas E. Perez, an assistant attorney general, said “discriminatory practices by lenders, brokers and other players contributed to our nation’s housing crisis and economic meltdown. Lenders who looked the other way and ignored the discriminatory practices of brokers must be held accountable.”

Perez warned that many other lenders who use broker networks could also be vulnerable to legal actions.

Community groups and civil rights advocates hailed the settlement as a huge step forward. “It’s a new day for borrowers,” said David Berenbaum, chief program officer for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. “Borrowers should see fewer backdoor pricing abuses” — especially the bloated fees, interest rates and unequal underwriting standards that were commonplace during the housing boom years.

Harm down the road

But some mortgage industry groups and lawyers who specialize in financial issues disagree. They argue that holding giant wholesale lenders responsible for illegal acts they did not themselves directly commit not only is unfair but will do long-term harm to all borrowers.

Roy DeLoach, CEO of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, said “we absolutely oppose discrimination in any form. But we think the government’s target should be the persons who actually do the discriminating” — in this case, individual, local brokers — not the lenders who acquired the loans with no knowledge of the discriminatory fees.

DeLoach argues that the administration’s approach will discourage some lenders from dealing with brokers in general, thereby reducing competition in the marketplace, especially areas with significant minority populations.

“There will be less choice for borrowers” with fewer brokers active in the market competing for business. “That inevitably means higher rates and worse terms” because just a handful of big banks will dominate the mortgage business, DeLoach said.

Paul F. Hancock, a partner with the law firm K&L Gates who served for 20 years in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and was a deputy attorney general in Florida, says the AIG settlement “is really stretching the law, maybe even going beyond the law” by holding lenders responsible for the actions of independent brokers.

Hancock, who specializes in advising financial institutions, adds that “there is no case law” supporting the administration’s “aggressive” position. But it may prevail because “nobody wants to fight the government.”

Bottom line for consumers: Look for more fair lending settlements, more financial restitutions, and much closer supervision of loan officers -- whether they’re on lenders’ staffs or independent brokers -- to ensure that every mortgage applicant gets equal treatment.

Ken Harney’s e-mail address is kenharney(at)

President Obama...
Fighting for ALL The People !

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

WATCH: President's Weekly Address
Holding Wall Street Accountable

While the Repubs are fighting to allow the continuation of loopholes and shady deregulation-which lead to the near total economic collapse of America under Bush-The President declares...there's a new sheriff in town !

(WHITE HOUSE) The strongest consumer protections ever. Bringing transparency to financial dealings. Closing loopholes to stop recklessness and irresponsibility. Holding Wall Street accountable and giving shareholders new power in the financial system. President Obama lays out what Wall Street Reform is about, and questions whether opposition from the Senate Republican Leader might have something to do with his recent meeting with Wall Street executives.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Goldman Sachs' FRAUD Explained:
How They Pulled Off The Alleged Scheme

Excellent quick breakdown of one of the biggest frauds in U.S. history...which helped lead to the U.S. economic collapse...under George W. Bush.

THIS is the kind of mess (corruption) that President Obama stepped into and is working diligently to clean up...while the corrupt work diligently to obstruct.

From HuffPo

In 2007 Goldman Sachs created what is known as a "synthetic collateralized debt obligation," or CDO, called "ABACUS 2007-AC1," which we'll call Abacus. It was one of many.

Goldman invited its clients to invest in Abacus, explaining in marketing materials that the $2 billion CDO was based on 90 bonds derived from subprime mortgage loans made over the previous 18 months.

If people whose mortgages make up the bonds in Abacus keep up with their house payments, then folks who invest in Abacus -- typically banks, insurance companies, and pension fund managers -- will make money.

The financial industry jargon for those investors' position is that they are "long." They're optimistic that the underlying borrowers won't default.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

WATCH: President Obama Supporters
Storm Tea Party Demonstration

From HuffPo: The Tea Partiers are being countered by a start-up group called "The Other 95%," which descended on D.C. on Thursday to protest "right across from Tea Party rally."


"Obama passed 25 separate tax cuts," Sheryl Stein, founding member of "The Other 95%" said in a statement announcing the group's plans, "including $300 billion in middle class tax cuts -- one of the largest in history - as part of the stimulus package. Unlike President Bush's 2001 tax cuts, which went to the wealthiest 2.2%, President Obama's tax cuts overwhelmingly benefit working and middle class families -- in fact, 95% of all Americans."

I Like Their Style !

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B4B Thought Of The Day !

Disgusting how our " liberal media " (yea...right) focuses and spotlights non-stop on any and ALL dissent against President Obama...but never, EVER showed any dissent against the Bush Regime...particularly the voices against the illegal, unjust invasion of Iraq...of which there were MANY unreported marches and rallies against. If the media had...thousands of lives would have been saved...not to mention the BILLIONS of dollars. Proves how the media manipulates by what they DO report...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Makes Unannounced Visit


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — First lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to the ruins of the Haitian capital, a high-profile reminder that hundreds of thousands of people remain in desperate straits three months after the devastating earthquake.

The first lady and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, took a helicopter tour of Port-au-Prince, where hundreds of thousands of people are still homeless because of the quake, before landing at the destroyed national palace to meet President Rene Preval. They later met with students whose lives have been upended by the disaster and walked along a vast, squalid encampment of families living under bed sheets and tents.

"It's powerful," Obama told reporters. "The devastation is definitely powerful."

A number of past and present world leaders have visited since the earthquake, including former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. But few have the star power here of the American first lady, whose husband is widely popular in Haiti and throughout the Caribbean.

The U.S. government historically has had a troubled relationship with Haiti, occupying the country for nearly two decades early in the 20th century and later backing brutal dictators, but many Haitians are grateful for the aid and security that the U.S. has provided since the earthquake.

The U.S. has provided nearly $1 billion in humanitarian aid and pledged more than $1 billion in additional aid to the impoverished country.

Obama and Biden's visit is intended to underscore U.S. commitment to the Haitian reconstruction effort and to thank American officials who have worked in the country for the past three months, the administration said in a statement.

Obama smiled and waved her way through the wrecked center of Haiti's capital.

After greeting Preval with a kiss at the crushed national palace, she set off with Biden and Haiti's first lady, Elisabeth Debrosse Preval to a post-quake child care center where 450 boys and girls are participating in art therapy classes in converted city buses donated from Santo Domingo.

Obama jumped, danced and clapped with the singing children. Then the delegation entered one of the green buses for a painting session. Biden made a blue house, Preval a green and yellow sun. Obama painted a purple fish in the ocean.

"It was a request, the kids asked me to," she said. The children's paintings were harder to read, a mix of letters and symbols. Asked what they represented, Obama said "their lives."

People were eager for a glimpse of the first ladies at the huge Champ de Mars camp – and hopeful that they would be seen as well.

"Make sure you get a good look at us!" a man living in the camp yelled at a passing press bus.
(Huffington Post)

We LOVE Our First Lady !

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Sunday, April 11, 2010


Palin, Pelosi, Bachman, Boehner and more...
singing in total unison to a jamming groove !

I must say I Luv this incredibly creative, smart and funny political depiction by
The Gregory Brothers

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

President's Weekly Address

Breaks Down Multitude of
New Tax Breaks for YOU !

As April 15th approaches, the President discusses several of the tax breaks for middle class families he has signed into law. Find out more about the Making Work Pay tax credit, breaks for first-time homebuyers, rewards for making your home more energy efficient and more through the Tax Savings Tool at


Tax Breaks for the average Americans INSTEAD of the RICH...
Yes it IS a New Day !!!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

President Obama on White House phone negotiating with
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev June 30, 2009

WHO KNEW that during the past year, in the midst of trying to save the U.S. economy, working hard for the historic passing of health care reform, student loan reform and the like...The President was secretly and simultaneously negotiating with Russia toward his goal of a nuclear-arms-free world !

Talk about MULTI-TASKING !

President Obama, Russia's Medvedev
Sign Historic Treaty to Cut
Nuclear Arms

PRAGUE — Making a down payment on his goal of a nuclear-arms-free world, President Barack Obama signed a new treaty with his Russian counterpart Thursday to reduce nuclear arsenals on both sides by about one-third.

In a gilded hall here at a castle in Prague’s presidential complex, Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put their signatures on a new Strategic Arms Reduction Talks treaty that calls on each country to reduce its number of warheads and long-range missiles — still maintaining plenty to ensure mutual destruction bu t a step toward reducing the nuclear threat worldwide.

For Obama, the treaty signing marks an important foreign policy accomplishment — building on the goal he laid out one year ago in this city, in a speech calling for an end to nuclear weapons worldwide. In the speech, Obama acknowledged it was a long-range goal that would outlive him and his presidency but that set him on a course of finding way to reduce the United States’ own arsenal.

“I believed then — as I do now — that the pursuit of that goal will move us further beyond the Cold War, strengthen the global nonproliferation regim e and make the United States, and the world, safer and more secure. One of the steps that I called for last year was the realization of this treaty, so I am glad to be back in Prague today,” Obama said after signing the treaty.

Obama also predicted the U.S. Senate would ratify the treaty, despite some Republicans' objections that it goes too far in reducing American military might.

Obama said the chamber has a "strong history of bipartisanship" on approving arms pacts and said he has spoken with the "chairmen of the relevant committees" in the Senate.

"We are beginning to once again move forward, leaving the Cold War behind, to address new challenges in new ways," he said. "I feel confident that we are going to be able to get [the treaty] ratified."

Obama said he hoped the effects of the new START treaty would go far beyond the deeply technical language about how many nuclear bombs each country could possess — and to warmer relations between the last remaining superpower and the only other nation with a massive nuclear stockpile.

And in his comments, he recalled that Medvedev had said, “Our relationship had started to drift, making it difficult to cooperate on issues of common interest to our people. And when the United States and Russia are not able to work together on big issues, it is not good for either of our nations or for the world. (Read rest of article)

ew Day !

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fox News' LIES & FALSE stories lead to
ACORN demise !

Rachel Maddow: Raw footage reveals
O'Keefe LIED about ACORN

From: Raw Story

When conservative activists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles released tapes last fall purporting to show ACORN employees advising them on how to set up a child prostitution ring, it resulted in widespread praise for their intrepid journalism and a Congressional defunding of the anti-poverty group. But it is now becoming clear to all but their most fervent supporters that the O'Keefe "expose" was deliberately misleading.

"If you were a member of Congress and you voted to defund ACORN because of the outrage portrayed in these tapes," MSNBC's Rachel Maddow proclaimed on Tuesday, "you were had."

Last week, California Attorney Gerneral Jerry Brown released some of O'Keefe's raw footage, which he obtained as part of an agreement not to prosecute O'Keefe for violating state privacy laws. Maddow reviewed several of the most severe distortions revealed by the footage, starting with O'Keefe's claim that he was wearing his outrageous pimp outfit when he visited the ACORN offices.

That claim, which Brad Friedman at Brad Blog has been debunking for months, was promoted heavily by Fox News and swallowed uncritically by most of the mainstream media. The unedited tape of O'Keefe's visit to the ACORN office in San Diego, however, includes a shot of his arm as he opens the door to leave, and he is clearly wearing a nicely pinstriped dress shirt.

The edited video released by O'Keefe also appears to show an ACORN employee advising him on how to smuggle underage girls into the United States. O'Keefe is heard off-camera saying, "What things do you need from me in terms of the shipment information," and the employee replies, "It's better if it's in Tijuana ... because I have a lot of contacts in Tijuana." O'Keefe then goes on to say, "There's twelve of them. ... Twelve girls, they're like 13 to 15 years old."

But as Maddow pointed out, in the previously unreleased portion of the video, the employee continues asking very detailed questions about O'Keefe's phone number and the exact time and location of the girls' arrival. "What's this ACORN guy going to do with all that information?" Maddow wondered. "Oh, he calls the police and reports what they've told him is going to be a crime."

According to Jerry Brown's report (pdf), "Immediately after the couple left, Vera telephoned his cousin, Detective Alejandro Hernandez, at the National City Police Department... [and said] that a self-admitted prostitute had been to the office and was discussing human smuggling."

"For that he ended up getting fired," Maddow noted wryly.

A final O'Keefe tape appeared to show a different ACORN employee reacting to the child prostitution scheme by saying enthusiastically, "You can do anything. ... Don't give up."

But the unedited tape reveals that the encouraging words came after O'Keefe had told the employee that he and his prostitute girlfriend were having trouble finding a house because she is "in a unique line of work." Her "never give up" meant to keep trying different banks until one said yes.

"This is not meant to excuse what ACORN has done wrong in the past," Maddow concluded. "But the huge tide of negative publicity ... was bullpucky. It was a dishonest political stunt that bears no resemblance to journalism and no resemblance to the actual facts. "

"But it worked," she added. "Who do you think is next on their list?"

This video is from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast April 6, 2010.


It Is We The People who
MUST Fight The Lies
Ahead...With TRUTH !

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

B4B Photo of the Week !

President Barack Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and the Easter Bunny, wave as they hosted the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 5, 2010, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
———AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

It's A New Day !

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

President Does 3 Minute Comedy Bit About
The Lying, Conniving, Manipulative
GOP & Media
Says: " What If Reporters Were Farmers ? "


Gotta Luv THE TRUTH !

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