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Obama says coup in Honduras is illegal

June 30th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Obama says coup in Honduras is illegal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a “terrible precedent�? of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

“We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there,�? Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Zelaya, in office since 2006, was overthrown in a dawn coup on Sunday after he angered the judiciary, Congress and the army by seeking constitutional changes that would allow presidents to seek re-election beyond a four-year term.

The Honduran Congress named an interim president, Roberto Micheletti, and the country’s Supreme Court said it had ordered the army to remove Zelaya.

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Of course Obama thinks it’s illegal. Barack Hussein Obama knows a lot about illegal. Obama knows what an ILLEGAL presidency is, and that leads me to this:

Obama said he would work with the Organization of American States and other international institutions to restore Zelaya to power and “see if we can resolve this in a peaceful way.�?

So, Obama is going to work with the OAS to get Zelaya put back into power? He’s going to side with a close ally of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro and work to get him back in office? Is this some more of that birds of a feather thing we’ve heard so much about? Or is there a deep fear running through Obama right about now?

“It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition, rather than democratic elections,�? Obama said, noting the region’s progress in establishing democratic traditions in the past 20 years.

There’s never been a coup in American history. Is that the fear running through Obama? Does that make him think that possibly there are military officers in this nation that have made him for the poser he is? Does Obama fear that he could become the victim of a coup if high ranking military officers were to decide that enough is enough and that it’s time to return this nation to it’s true position as a FREE REPUBLIC?

As Ben Franklin said, “A republic, if you can keep it!�?

“We do think that this has evolved into a coup,�? Clinton told reporters, adding the administration was withholding that determination for now.

Now I know that Hillary Clinton isn’t all that smart, regardless of how many universities she holds paper from, so I am going to explain this as simply as I possibly can; Ms. Clinton, when a nations military forces depose the leader, be it King, President, whatever, it is called a COUP.

The Obama administration’s stance contrasted with the equivocal position taken in 2002 by former President George W. Bush’s administration, which was seen as tacitly accepting a coup against Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez.

Of course Obama is critical, I refer you back to the 2nd paragraph of my commentary. Obama has got to support his leftist and socialist buddies in this part of the world. They are becoming as thick as thieves as they band together making their decisions on how to divvy up the carcass of what was once the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America.

This ILLEGAL coup, the one that concerns Obama so, is also a form of living government. Zelaya has been on the receiving end of an INSTANT RECALL!

Tell me that’s not a sure sign the voters are pissed off!! :twisted:

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White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

June 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred

White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide and make it harder to prove discrimination when there is no evidence it was intentional.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

The ruling could give Sotomayor’s critics fresh ammunition two weeks before her Senate confirmation hearing. Conservatives say it shows she is a judicial activist who lets her own feelings color her decisions. On the other hand, liberal allies say her stance in the case demonstrates her restraint and unwillingness to go beyond established precedents.

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Sonia Sotomayor is a judicial activist and she does let her feelings color her decisions. Her words and judicial decisions stand in testament. And this is one example;

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,�?

Sotomayor is, in MY opinion, a racist of the 1st order. And again, in MY opinion, she is going to attempt to legislate from the bench. She is the worst choice for the SCOTUS that FREE Americans could ever face. She is however, the perfect choice for a POTUS that may very well be a Kenyan in disguise. A FAKE president.

I’m not saying that we can’t work with a moderate on the SCOTUS, but Sotomayor is NOT a moderate, not in ANY way. She is a Hispanic, female, racist, activist, and if she is seated on the SCOTUS, how can any more of her ridiculous rulings ever be overturned?

Employment has long been the victim of affirmative action. Applicants have been graded on a curve, test scores have been adjusted to make up for low scores.

I don’t care what color the police officer, fire fighter, doctor, teacher or any other person is. The color of their skin should NEVER be the reason for ANY person to hold a particular job or is promoted in the course OF that job.

Grading on a curve is a joke. Standardize testing is the only way to go. Promotions should be based on knowledge and merit. Set the criteria for pass and fail, if individuals don’t PASS, by the standard that is set for all, too bad, so sad. Maybe you just weren’t cut out for that particular position. No matter WHAT color you are.

If our educational system is to blame for certain groups not scoring as well as others, or not getting the same level of quality education as other groups, address the problem in the educational system. Don’t penalize the people because they made the highest score, and through no fault of their own just don’t happen to be the right race or color to make the necessary numbers add up!

Folks, we have some serious battles coming, the Sotomayor nomination is one of them. Cap and Trade in the Senate is another. Hammer your Senators unmercifully, be they Democrat, Republican or Independent. Hammer them to the point that they in NO WAY have ANY doubt where We, The People stand on these issues.

Accept nothing but their very best. Demand their very best!. If they give you less than the best, remove them from office.

And this just in:

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s cap-and-trade proposal, which is scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives today:

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Sen. Cornyn: Texas Would Suffer Major Losses Under Cap-And-Trade

Let’s see where Kay Bailey Hutchison falls in on this. She may vote against Cap and Trade, but even if she does, she is DONE in my opinion. No matter HOW she votes this time, she is a wild card at best and needs to be put to pasture.

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Iranian police clash with protesters

June 28th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Iranian police clash with protesters

EDITOR’S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media.

Several thousand protesters — some chanting “Where is my vote?” — clashed with riot police in Tehran on Sunday as Iran detained local employees of the British Embassy, escalating the regime’s standoff with the West and earning it a stinging rebuke from the European Union.

Witnesses said riot police used tear gas and clubs to break up a crowd of up to 3,000 protesters who had gathered near north Tehran’s Ghoba Mosque in the country’s first major post-election unrest in four days.

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Americans are all up in the air, wanting to take to the streets like the Iranians. But our fight is over the Cap and Trade bill passing a vote in Congress, not a presidential election. 

These people calling for take it to the streets protests have NO idea. People WILL die. Are Americans gutsy enough for that? Are you ready to become a martyr for the cause?

It’s hard to get people out protesting this issue when they see THEIR Congresscritters doing a GREAT job and representing their constituents as We, The People demand! It’s hard to get folks from here in my part of Texas to protest against the ones that aren’t doing the right thing. They aren’t our Congressmen.

ALL of our North Texas representatives voted against Cap and Trade. OUR Representatives did their job! The Congresscritters that voted FOR this debacle need to be taken to the woodshed by THEIR voters.

I tried to send a message to each one of the Putrid 8, I wanted to voice MY anger too! These clowns don’t accept messages from people NOT in their constituency. Imagine that!

And let’s face the cold hard facts, standing on the street protesting some IDIOT congressman that is not my congressman is a lot like the people on Facebook and all their *Impeach Pelosi* bullshit. There is NOTHING that I, as a Texan, can do about Pelosi, other than implore my Congressman to oppose the ignorant old bitch. And he does, at every opportunity.

Protest is only effective when heads roll. Faint heart ne’er won fair lady.

If the people of a certain ward, precinct, county or state don’t take up the fight against their idiot Congresscritters, there’s not a damn thing that I can do to help them. A man that won’t fight for himself is NOT worth ME fighting FOR him.

This is not a time for the weak of heart, if it’s protest you want, by all means, PROTEST, and do it heartily! If blood bothers you, you had better stay home, as the title said, There Will Be Blood!

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