Once a Chicago Thug, Always a Chicago Thug

If you are actually surprised at this news, you might want to re-evaluate just whether you should ever again vote in any election—ever!

Top White House officials last week pressed the chief executive officers of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to stop lobbying against a financial-regulatory bill advancing in Congress, according to people who attended the meeting. President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers met with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan and about 12 other executives at an April 6 event in Washington hosted by the Financial Services Forum

The problem with allowing the government to take over the financial industry, is that idiots like the Teleprompter-in-Chief will then decide that they have the brain power to know what is right and wrong for that industry.

During one exchange, executives raised concern over the administration’s criticism of the industry’s efforts to influence the bill, according to one participant. Summers responded by calling on the industry to cease running ads against the bill and to stop its lobbyists from trying to insert loopholes in the legislation, the person said.

Do you get it now?  You spent all the money on Obama (just how many millions came from Wall Street we will never really know) and now that he’s pushing things you don’t like you get to SHUT UP! And do you know why?  Well,

White House officials have expressed frustration with the industry for lobbying against overhaul efforts after a $700 billion taxpayer-funded bailout helped them restore profits and near-record compensation for executives. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Bank of America are among banks that have repaid the money.

You got your bailout, and your bonuses aren’t being mau-maued (for now), so shut up and support The Greatest President Who Ever Deigned To Touch the Soil of Earth With His Shoe!

Shocker: Professor Who Nixed An Honorary Degree For Obama Getting Death Threats

Faculty and staff at ASU have taken a lot of heat over this issue. Laurie Chassin co-chairs the ASU Honorary Degree Committee along with Christine Wilkinson, but she is on sabbatical this year and is not involved in this year’s evaluations. According to a source within the administration, she reportedly received death threats after this story hit national news on Thursday. An ASU spokesperson said they started receiving hate-email within minutes after the story was published on Huffington Post. Crow’s office was barraged with so many calls that many went straight to voice mail.
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ASU, which had invited Barack Obama to deliver a commencement address, decided not to give The One an honorary degree concluding that he hadn’t accomplished enough to warrant one.  After the left (including most of the media) threw a fit about the decision, the university began to buckle.
But apparently the left isn’t done with ASU just yet.  Now a professor who co-chairs the board that originally nixed the honorary degree (but wasn’t actually in on that decision as she’s currently on sabbatical) is getting death threats.
Just another moment of unity and “new politics” brought to you by Barack Obama and his supporters.
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Free Speech – Not If You Criticize The Chosen One

Well, what did you expect?  The whole push by Democrats (aided by McCain unfortunately) has been to criminalize conservatives.  So when an ad that links the Messiah to an unrepentant terrorist (see below) what is the Democrat response?  Well threaten to have people arrested:

In a letter to station managers, Obama campaign lawyer Robert Bauer wrote: “Your station is committed to operating in the public interest, an objective that cannot be satisfied by accepting for compensation material of such malicious falsity.”

Bauer also wrote to Deputy Assistant Attorney General John C. Keeney, noting that the ad is a “knowing and willful attempt to evade the strictures of federal election law.”

I mean we can’t have people pointing out the fact that The Annointed One knowingly associates with an unrepentant terrorist can we?  So tell us oh Wonderous One – what is fasle about this ad?

In the Obama campaign’s own response ad, an announcer states: “With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the 60s, trying to link Barack Obama to radical Bill Ayers. McCain knows Obama denounced Ayers’ crimes, committed when Obama was just 8 years old.”

So a non-denial denial.  America has lots of problems, this is old news, I was just 8, I denounced their actions.

Of course, you decided to launch your political campaign for the State Senate from this unrepentant terrorists living room (and his wife is worse by the way).  You continue to work with this ultra-liberal twit who thinks that they didn’t bomb enough.  Who was on the front page of the NYT on 9/11 boasting about how he still believed in his cause.  A guy who was recently photographed like this:

Bill Ayers takes his stand

Bill Ayers takes his stand

“It seems they protest a bit too much,” American Issues Project spokesman Christian Pinkston said. “They’re going all of these routes — through threats, intimation — to try to thwart the First Amendment here because they don’t have an argument on merit.”

Anti-Missle Tests To Start for Commercial Jets

What’s shocking is that its taken so long. There have been attempted attacks – especially on El Al flights (see Kenya), and it seems like this would be a high profile terror target – shooting down a planeload of Americans.
clipped from www.washingtonpost.com

BAE Systems' anti-missile technology will be installed and tested on some American Airlines Boeing 767s.
As many as three American Airlines passenger jets will be outfitted this spring with laser technology intended to protect planes from missile attacks.
The technology is intended to stop attacks by detecting heat from missiles, then responding in a fraction of a second by firing laser beams to jam the missiles’ guidance systems.
The use of a signal to mimic a missile attack has already been tested in the air, said Tim Wagner, an American Airlines spokesman. Those tests also showed that the anti-missile system didn’t interfere with the jet’s other controls, officials said.
Officials said yesterday that the anti-missile system would not be tested on flights that carry passengers. The tests, which could involve more than 1,000 flights, will determine how the technology holds up under the rigors of flight, they said.
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