|But all that changed when Rohrabacher on Wednesday informed the restaurant’s owner, the Santa Catalina Island Co., that State Department approval was necessary in order for any service to be provided by a foreign government on its property.
As a result, the company informed the consul’s office that it could no longer operate out of the country club.
The consul’s team of 12 specialists moved a few blocks away to St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Avalon.
But their problems were far from over.
At 10 a.m., Rohrabacher and an assistant strode into the church to personally express his concerns, raising eyebrows. Rohrabacher was greeted by Deputy Consul General Juan Carlos Mendoza Sanchez of Los Angeles in the middle of a room where Mexican specialists were typing information into laptop computers from two dozen men and women seeking their services.
But all eyes were on Rohrabacher and Sanchez, who launched into a carefully worded dialogue, expressing strongly opposing opinions.
Standing inches apart, Sanchez told Rohrabacher, “We have a lot of respect for you. At the same time, we have certain responsibilities.”
Rohrabacher responded: “I understand that. But there is a problem in our country; there are too many illegal’s here.”
“This is not done with any type of belligerency,” Rohrabacher added, referring to his unannounced visit.
“Everyone has their own point of view,” Sanchez said. “We are performing this activity under international law.” “Well, that will be decided in Washington and Mexico City,” Rohrabacher said.
While health care has dominated center stage, other Obama-era scandals litter the D.C. political landscape like wreckage from a 50-car pile-up.
According to top retired generals and other senior officers, the current commander in chief is waging a war of sorts against the U.S. military. The attack is playing out on multiple battle fronts, including the firing of close to 200 senior officers during Obama’s first five years in office – nine generals in 2013 alone.
Some retired generals are openly calling it a “purge.” Add to that the promotion of open homosexuality, women in front-line combat, suicidal rules of engagement, unwinnable counterinsurgency strategies, and, to top it off, increasing official antipathy toward God and Christianity, and you have a military in serious crisis. All manufactured in Washington – by Democrats.
There’s much more: America under Obama has no coherent foreign policy, resulting in this nation’s precipitous loss of power, influence and respect worldwide. Likewise, our national economy is being so abused by government borrowing and ill-considered Federal Reserve monetary intervention that the world is close to abandoning the dollar as its reserve currency – a huge loss to America with grave, if yet unseen, ramifications.
And of course, many government agencies are drowning in their own Obama-era scandals – from the Justice Department to the Internal Revenue Service to the National Security Agency to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The good news is that the great illusion is evaporating. Nobody gets a “thrill up their leg” anymore when Obama speaks. Few Obama “true believers” remain. Mistrust is high. Just as in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” America’s would-be monarch is now widely seen as he really is – a charismatic but immature, narcissistic and shockingly deceitful far-left agitator who somehow ended up in the White House.
It is heartbreaking for this proud American veteran to see what has been going on. Michelle Malkin was so unequivocally true with her best-selling book Culture of Corruption Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies. Indeed what it is that makes the book and research so overwhelmingly incredible is when she wrote the book Obama would have been in his last months of campaigning.
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President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that do not require legislation.
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said.
“And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions … and I’ve got a phone that allows me to convene Americans from every walk of life,” Obama stated, according to Reuters.
He says he is “very pleased” that Congress has agreed on a $1 trillion budget measure and urges lawmakers to pass it promptly.
Calling for “all hands on deck” to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery.
With two weeks left before delivering an economy-focused State of the Union address to Congress, Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and demonstrating how he can advance his economic agenda administratively and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups.
Please assure me that you are reading this stuff. What does he mean, “of his jobs message.” All we have ever heard and seen from this mental midget is a report on jobs, and of course his action of going against data and experts whilst reforming and/or disorganizing a welfare system used by preceding presidents and actually working.
“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year. (In other words he is saying “my way or the highway” to Congress.)
In plain words this man is illustrating disrespect for Congress; the sooner Barack Obama is out of office is the sooner our job market will begin to turn around. Ask yourself a question or two: What has this conceited and egotistical person done with regarding the coal industry? (Over 67 percent have been laid off with no expectation of ever returning.)
We still wonder how (legally, or otherwise) how this arrogant person won his bid for re-election. This is another attempt to get people to look at the horror of politics; moreover, how stupid this country is in re-electing him.
This individual, Barack Obama, has to have the highest “father issues” ever rated by a public official. Again he is using his politics over people strategies that like ObamaCare, energy policies, and immigration reform simply does not think in terms of “what if” or until the end of his presidency.
What else could he possibly mean, “providing Americans the kind of help they need…”
Obama continued: “And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible. We need making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”
We feel that Barack Obama should remove himself from trying to secure various remedies. Seriously look at the plans that have materialized since he took office.
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Why Did the Benghazi Story Change?
An explosive intelligence report made public this week revealed that officials knew it was a terrorist attack that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012—and they knew right away. It also revealed that the lapse in security was preventable, based on intelligence the U.S. already had about the area.
These new answers are unsettling.
“Every step of the way, the White House’s response to Benghazi has been appalling,” said Heritage expert Helle Dale, who has followed the tragedy closely from the beginning.
The most shocking revelation, as Dale described it:
The country’s top military commanders clearly understood the assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist attack from the moment the first reports came in, just 15 minutes after the assault began on September 11, 2012.
This news is shocking because the Obama Administration aggressively pushed the story that the violence was a protest against an anti-Muslim video that had simply gotten out of hand. “As a result, there was no attempted military rescue or response, and false information was peddled to the American people to shift the blame,” Dale explained.
“This testimony indicates beyond any doubt that the narrative of the Benghazi tragedy was changed within the White House. The question remains why and by whom.”
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added insult to grave injury when she was questioned a year ago about the distinction between a protest and a terrorist attack. Her infamous response, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” showed an Administration entangled in the mess of its own making.
The difference Clinton downplayed at that time is crucial, because “the same White House that declared victory in the war against terrorism and pulled U.S. military assets out of Libya also failed miserably to take responsibility for its own miscalculation,” Dale said.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told The Foundry this week that Members of Congress were “misled”—just like the American public. “It’s just outrageous that the Administration thought they could get away with blaming the cause of Benghazi on a false story.”
The American people—beginning with the families of those who were killed—deserve to know why the Administration denied what was apparently known. Our military and intelligence personnel around the world also deserve a full accounting, because they continue to enter dangerous situations every day.
A special hat-tip to the “Most Distinguished” group at The Heritage Foundation, The Foundry, and especially Amy Payne.
GOP bill lets Congress sue Obama over failure to enforce laws
Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., proposed a bill (H.R. 3857) that would allow the House and Senate to sue an Administration for failing to enforce the law or violating the Constitution. Gerlach says the legislation is needed due to “unparalleled use of executive discretion to selectively apply or enforce duly-enacted laws,” including immigration laws.
Gerlach said the Obama Administration’s actions “have not only exceeded the rights and responsibilities bestowed on a president by the U.S. Constitution, but they have undermined the collective work that Congress constitutionally fulfills under Article I.
I believe that we should accept as a Nation of individuals that Barack Obama’s culture of corruption has indeed put us into positions of self-destruction.
The U.S. Code is not an a la carte menu compiled to serve the whims of a president and federal agencies — and no president or executive agency, regardless of political party or affiliation — should be able to simply pick and choose the laws they believe should be enforced based on their policy agenda or political wants.”
So many scholars and academic’s as well as the 435 plus positions in Congress I am sure are wondering just how they fit in, pursuant to Barack Obama’s arrogant behavior. The Founding Fathers as well as the Framers of the U.S. Constitution wrote specifically what they believed was necessary in governing documents that applied to everyone in office.
H.R. 3857 would give the House and Senate authority to file in court for “declaratory and injunctive relief to compel the president to faithfully execute” specific laws. Both chambers would first have to pass a resolution supported by 60 percent of all members present and voting. The federal District Court in Washington D.C. would have to fast track a case (decision within 90 days after filing), which could be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
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Leading Evangelicals Show that Bible Has Been Misinterpreted
Any true Christian is one that understands what he or she is reading the true unadulterated word of God. Very early in a young Christian’s life, the Apostle Paul tracks young, youthful new Christians to ensure that they are being lead by responsible God-fearing people. Paul uses a very easy to understand formula — the difference between being one who consumes only milk compared to an older individual who is ready with (teeth, manners, and honors cultural customs) graduates from the subtle warm milk just as a baby would then on to the hard food that we as mature adults eat.
Here is an example of what many of us have been careful not to get caught up in. Christians are asked loads of questions — naturally by those who think that Christians have somehow and in someway captured the meaning of the entire Bible. Many people are unaware that the entire Bible was written over thousands of years. Therefore, when you ask a Christian, “What does God mean about…” it wouldn’t be uncommon for a true honest to goodness Christian ask in what reference, moreover, from where did the person get the text they need the answer for.
Most of us would strategize during our moments because we knew how hard it would be, if the evangelical crowd vied to get involved is comprehensive immigration reform. Which they did of course putting out false statements, papers, and identities. Then when big Heritage Foundation got involved with may of the people mentioned below — we’re not always certain what will spew from the mouth of a person receiving money.
This is the time of year when many pro-amnesty advocates in the pulpit and the press misuse the Bible to try to try to advance their cause. This year, churchgoers are fortunate to have access to a much different explanation of scripture, thanks to the emergence of a group called Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration and to a fascinating panel recently sponsored by the Heritage Foundation to inform congressional staffers and the media.
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, who has organized Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration, is a highly respected evangelical leader. She founded the Veritas Forum at Harvard University in the 1990s, which has since grown into a world-wide movement. Her critique of the sloppy handling of Scripture used by some clergy is irenic yet wide-ranging. At the Heritage panel, she said:
God loves us all. God invites us all to be citizens in his kingdom. He places us in families, tribes and nations, and gives us biblical wisdom about shaping a thriving culture. Like gardening, growing a culture requires discernment and vision. But nowhere in Scripture do we see blanket asylum, blanket amnesty, blanket immigration. We see wise welcome to a well-meaning Ruth or Rahab (the sojourner or ‘ger’ in Hebrew is something like a convert and comes lawfully, as blessing), and we also at times find a Nehemiah leading his nation in the building of walls to cultivate the good and to be set apart from the ways of the ‘foreigner’ (the ‘nekhar’ or ‘zar’) who does not respect the laws, customs and values of the country visited — who does not intend to advance cultural flourishing.
Mark Tooley, the president of Washington’s Institute on Religion and Democracy (on whose board I serve), has been warning his fellow evangelical leaders against a one-sided approach on immigration. His remarks at the Heritage panel included this:
Christians also should be cautioned against sweeping ‘comprehensive’ legislative solutions to deep, pervasive political problems. Solutions to most political challenges are more typically incremental. And in our fallen world, reputed solutions, even when implemented relatively effectively, usually create new problems demanding attention. And in this particular debate we should avoid rhetoric that romanticizes immigrants no less than avoiding demonization.
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I believe that brilliant minds think alike! Today during my morning browse of news, immigration reform, economy, and of course the final four vying for the most sought after award for a “Gridiron football organization” the Super Bowl, I just happened to run into this sign (upper left) and unbeknownst to me at the time it had been posted there – the place I found it – by a monumental friend I’ve made here at Word Press. George is a fellow writer and politics are his specialty.
I do accommodate that brilliant minds do think alike!
I am so overly tired of having this ugly mug in my home, almost on a daily basis. The President’s formal press conferences are actually little pint sized campaigns and if any one particular person ever looked and saw those who are standing around him – I guess for some kind of cheering squad or definitely one there for moral support.
It has gotten to the point and as I was waiting for the economic bell to recover I knew in the forefront of my mind that this self-righteous basta*d would want to stand up on international television and take credit for it.
It was last week when the jobs report was released on Thursday that revealed only 74,000 people gained employment. Obama Economic Fact: 37% of the adult population do not have jobs and are no longer looking for work. The Obama Economy is a failure.
Let us all face it now – the person is the worst, most non-productive POTUS ever…in the history of the U.S.A.