A Bushel Of Bad News

It gets worse by the hour.  Four more years of Obama and the Democrats, and America will be a place only a fool or a Marxist would want to visit, let alone live.  A potpourri of recent news items to prove the point:

Why Did Obama Name Far-Left Bureaucrat To Head The Bureau Of Labor Statistics?

Five months ago Barack Obama nominated union backer, liberal economist and Federal Reserve bureaucrat Erica Groshen to lead the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — the agency best known for calculating the nation’s unemployment rate each monthGroshen’s background is more explicitly linked to overt anti-American ideologies than any Obama appointee since his infamous “green jobs czar” Van Jones … One of the most glaring ideological markers in Groshen’s background is her choice to send at least one of her children to Camp Kinderland — a communist-founded institution that used Soviet symbols and sang Soviet anthems during the mid-20th century while urging its members to “vote communist.”

Obama Ends Welfare Reform As We Know It

This afternoon, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive undermining the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that have been the foundation of that law — one of the most successful domestic policy reforms in the 20th century.

In the past, state bureaucrats have attempted to define activities such as hula dancing, attending Weight Watchers, and bed rest as “work.” Welfare reform instituted work standards to block these dodges. Now that the Obama administration has abolished those standards, we can expect “work” in the TANF program to mean anything but work … Obama’s new welfare decree guts sound anti-poverty policy. The administration tramples on the actual legislation passed by Congress and seeks to impose its own policy choices — a pattern that has become all too common in this administration.

New in ‘gay’ parade: U.S. troops in uniform

In what appears to be an extraordinary reversal of military policy, members of the U.S. armed forces say they have been given permission by their commanding officers to march in a “gay pride” parade Saturday – while wearing their service-issued uniforms … The top echelons of the U.S. Air Force approved a request by a senior recruiter based in Arizona to join “a uniformed, active-duty military contingent” in a San Diego homosexual pride event, the San Diego Union Tribune reported … The move appears to be the latest by Obama’s administration to normalize homosexuality in the U.S. military, a campaign highlighted by Congress’ decision to overturn the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allow open homosexuality in the ranks.

The military earlier declared June “Gay Pride Month” and held events to mark the occasion. Military officials attribute the motivation behind the event to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s desire to single out and honor homosexual military personnel for their service

“To accomplish this political objective [of normalizing homosexual behavior in the military], Pentagon officials utilized rigged public opinion polls, leaks of false information and muzzling of combat commanders who opposed the repeal,” the [Thomas More] law center reported in a public statement.

Obama’s obsession with control

In the event you missed the Friday news dump, Barack Hussein Obama issued yet another executive order. Titled “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” it may be read in its entirety on the White House website here. At first blush, it appears that the order modernizes previous communications functionality, particularly as it relates to the continuity of governmental communication during wartime or national crisis as defined by Obama.

… When viewed in the broader context of the NDAA, supported legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, and his infamous National Defense Resource Preparedness order of March 16, 2012, a discernible pattern of complete control and takeover of all aspects of our infrastructure is emerging.

UN gun control treaty will reveal gun laws Obama really supports

Sometime later this week, the UN will finally unveil its Arms Trade Treaty. The exact date the treaty will be released is a secret. Russia, China, France — with its new Socialist government — Britain and the Obama administration are writing the treaty behind closed doors … The treaty will give Americans yet another insight into the types of gun control laws that President Obama really supports. The good news is that the US Senate will almost certainly prevent him from getting the treaty adopted here. Most of the rest of the world won’t be so lucky.

Cultural Equivalency

I have never seen an entire nation so eager to give away and destroy their country and their American exceptionalism in exchange for the progressives’ cultural Marxism promoted in American textbooks and taught by academia’s promise of equality … According to educators and writers of Nebraska social studies standards, all “cultures are equivalent.” … Because there is no accountability in education, the agenda of the few progressives and the National Education Association trumps the truth and the wishes of parents. The writing is done behind closed doors in a few large states such as Texas and California. The historical truth falls victim to the cultural Marxists’ agenda …

The draft standards included manmade global warming as a fact, not theory; it advocated for global government, the linchpin of the environmentalists’ UN Agenda 21; the draft standards failed to emphasize American exceptionalism, and diminished the role of the U.S. Constitution and of our Founding Fathers.

Hoyer: Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance 2 ‘Most Stimulative’ Things for Economy

“If you talk to economists, they will tell you there are two things that are the most stimulative that you can do — one’s unemployment insurance, the other’s food stamps, okay?”

USDA partnering with Mexico to boost food stamp rolls

[…] USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.

Report: Political correctness aided Fort Hood shooter

The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at the Fort Hood military installation in Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on a new report about the terrorist attack … the FBI was concerned about investigating an American Muslim in the military, and that is why an investigation was not pursued.

REPORT: Obama Spends More Time on Golf Than Economy

An eye-opening new report by the Government Accountability Institute reveals that President Barack Obama averages just eight minutes more a week on economic meetings than the average dog owner spends walking their dog …  When it was recently reported that Mr. Obama had played his 100th round of golf, the president said that playing golf was “the only time that for six hours, I’m outside.”  Therefore, by his own estimate, the president has spent 600 hours playing golf, as compared to just 412 hours in economic meetings of any kind throughout his presidency.

Bulgaria official: Suspected suicide bomber carried fake Michigan license

A bombing that killed at least seven people and injured dozens on a bus full of Israeli tourists was most likely a suicide attack, Bulgarian officials said Thursday. The suspected attacker was carrying a fake Michigan driver’s license, they added.

“We have established there was a person who was a suicide bomber in this attack (on Wednesday),” [Interior Minister] Tsvetanov told reporters. “This person had a fake driving license from the United States, from the state of Michigan. He looked like anyone else — a normal person with Bermuda shorts and a backpack.”

Bulgarian media reported that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mehdi Ghezali was beleived to be the suicide bomber.

Michigan … the same state where, coincidentally, “our” president, Barack Hussein Obama, touted his middle name to a crowd of Muslims. Elections do indeed have consequences.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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24 Responses to A Bushel Of Bad News

  1. Miltary in a gay pride march? I think I am going to be sick. Obama and the rest of the pinkos are making America a laughing stock.

    • AFVET says:

      There are still military regulations on the books that prohibit the display of the uniform in these situations.
      Consistent with the Obama administration, they just ignore them or re-define them.

    • Bob Mack says:

      And the Chairborne Rangers at the Pentagon approved it? What the hell’s happened to the military leadership?

  2. Well, that was an incredibly depressing set of crappy news. Makes me mad.

  3. donchute says:

    [Sick] I Ditto what ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^said…So very Sad…

    • Bob Mack says:

      And just when I thought it couldn’t get worse, another wacko shoots innocent people at a movie & the crusading liberals want to go after all the guns owned by all the people that didn’t shoot anybody. Lefty logic.

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  5. Bunkerville says:

    What a great roundup of depressing news! 🙂

  6. Cheryl Pass says:

    Nice week of revelations, eh? Oh…wait…. maybe I shouldn’t use the word “revelations.”

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  9. I can’t disagree with the title.

    I wonder if they but a communist in charge of the statistics so they can be conveniently cooked? It’s typical of communists.

  10. cmblake6 says:

    Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
    And when you’re done with that last one, read this one!

  11. cmblake6 says:

    Reblogged, with great anger in my heart.

    • Bob Mack says:

      I thought I’d be spending my retirement sippin’ bourbon & reading the classics … instead, I find myself fighting communists again. That pisses me off.

      • cmblake6 says:

        I hear you. 20 years of my life spent protecting this country against what the idiots voted in.

      • jerry Tinklin says:

        Gee guess being sent to places most can never find on any map! Working until you dropped as standard work load and having to eat stuff you never wanted to see or smell again was not enough. Hey people if yuo want a COMMIE governemt just spend a year in one of the ones aready out there as a peon and you will develop an interesting changed outlook. These clowns all think of themselves as COMMISARS when in true fact read your history the commies took liberal fools off to the death camps as they had already sold out their people ONCE Commie method to prevent you selling them out is the death camps works every time. US normal ex vets well they will get around to dealing with us cause they know we hate their guts and everything they stand for. Yet the funny part is the so called fellow travelers and elites are the ones who get nabbed by theCOMMIES first thing. DO these fools actually think the COMMIES are going to share power and trust these traitors? Oh a very few will have very limited roles with politial minders who have orders to shoot these clowns if they even look crosseyed and are not letter perfect on their ordered tasks! Instead of being lords of the mannor these traitors are going to find the death camps a real drag. AND the joke their dear COMMIE buddies sent them to the camps! Yes I also spent 21 years fighting the commies only to have them show up in the white house. Do you just not love the CZARS of this and that all fancy suits and laughing at us stupid vets.

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