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It didn’t take long for Detroit and the liberal media to find a scapegoat for the failure of the “Big Three” automakers. As the December 13th edition of the Detroit Free Press newspaper stated in an article entitled “Republicans Manufacture a Deal Breaker”:

“It just grinds you, doesn’t it?

I mean that a handful of senators from former Confederate states could so summarily sign a death warrant for the Michigan economy. A bunch of self-serving Republicans who will now go around blaming the United Auto Workers for killing the auto industry rescue plan.

Convenient excuse for something they never had any intention of passing. It’s just a coincidence, of course, that they all come from states with non-union auto plants owned by the foreign competitors of GM, Ford and Chrysler.

A former colleague who grew up in the Deep South once told me, “Where I come from, there’s not much difference between union and Union Army.”

Certainly this defeat was payback for the UAW’s traditional support of Democratic candidates. But maybe it ran even deeper, back to 1861 when President Abraham Lincoln exclaimed “Thank God for Michigan!” as 798 men from this state arrived in Washington to defend it against advancing southern troops early in the Civil War.

Thursday’s Senate session gave this southern cabal a chance at long last to say, “To hell with Michigan!”

In an article published in the December 17th, 2008 issue of Detroit‘s Metro Times entitled “No What?” the blame for the “Big Three’s” failure is placed squarely on The South when the paper states:

“President George W. Bush is almost certain to release a few billions to keep the wheels turning. Somewhere in whatever passes for his cerebral cortex, there has to be some realization of how badly he’s screwed up just about everything he’s done. We have a failed war, failed diplomacy, and a deficit out of control. Dubya’s approval ratings are virtually the lowest in history.

The Shrub, in other words, badly needs a high note to shuffle off on. He got that chance when a bunch of Confederate senators unexpectedly derailed aid to the auto industry. Creatures like Richard Shelby of Alabama, “Call Girl Dave” Vitter of Louisiana and Bobby Corker of Tennessee — Republicans all — demanded that in return for loans to their employers, the United Auto Workers immediately agree to non-union wage rates prevailing in the South.

When the union declined, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his troops refused to allow the full Senate to vote on the package, raising the real possibility of causing the car companies to collapse, and creating millions of jobless”

The Washington Times published an article in its December 13, 2008 issue entitled “UAW sees Northern plants under siege”, in which UAW local 602 President Brian Fredline is quoted as saying:

“This is almost like Confederate senators fighting against the Union Army of the North. The parallels are frightening, and it’s almost this mentality that the South will rise again. They hold hostage the economic recovery of anyone who lives north of the Mason-Dixon line

The December 12, 2008 edition of Blackvoices.Com was much more dramatic, in its article entitled “Senate to Detroit: Bailout THESE!” when it proclaimed:

“The South rose again, and Alabama Senator Richard “Dick” Shelby waved his confederate flag and led his white hooded mafia to a rousing defeat of the American auto industry — all based on his hatred of unions and his attempt to score points with the foreign automakers who have plants in his state.”

Waiving Confederate flags, a hooded mafia? How could that be? I thought with the election of Barack Obama that everything had changed and America had finally redeemed itself. But I digress…

While I confess I’m no economist, I do consider myself to be somewhat of an historian. For instance while reading a Thomas DiLorenzo article published on the Lew Rockwell.Com website on April 16, 2003, DiLorenzo in his article entitled “The Buy American Myth”, states {in regards to the cause of the Civil War}:

“Southerners clearly understood that they were being made into tax slaves by the North, and by Lincoln

Perhaps Southern senators are reasserting themselves and finally understand that they represent their constituents, not the Northern press or the purveyors of corporate welfare who have run the “Big Three” automakers into the ground.

Defenders of the “Big Three” have accused Southern senators of placing “American” jobs in jeopardy and protecting “foreign” interests”. It’s an argument that just hold water. 

For instance; in a June 22, 2005 posting on the “Left Coaster” blog {posted at: http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/004693.php} the editor writes:

“The New York Times runs a story today on the growth of foreign automaker production facilities and jobs in the United States. Foreign automakers now account for well over 40% of the auto making jobs in the country, with most of their factories and jobs located in the southern states for one big obvious reason: these are non-union states.

Now, an obvious knee-jerk reaction from someone like me would be to oppose what these automakers are doing because these are nonunion jobs in red states. However, when you look at the pay and benefit package offered for example by Toyota, you will see that notwithstanding the physical expectations that Toyota and other automakers demand out of their workers, the end result is still that well-paying jobs are being created in this country, jobs with companies that have a different corporate culture that American firms and some appreciation for long-term employment commitments.”

An article posted June 1, 2007 on the Autoblog.com website, entitled, “Report: Toyota named most productive manufacturer in North American” cites a 2007 Habour Report which contains the following information:

“According to the latest Harbour Report, Toyota leads the way in overall automaker productivity, needing only 29.93 hours to make a car. Nissan came next at 29.97 hours, with Honda third at 31.63 hours. Those numbers cover stamping, engine and transmission production, and car assembly.”

For the Union labor leaders, the Liberal press and the CEO’s crying for corporate welfare, I would like to offer a December 12, 2008 article posted on CNN.com that asks, “What makes a car American?”.  The results might surprise you:

“With the top U.S. automakers in economic survival mode, “Buy American” is a frequent cry among those trying to save jobs at home. But buying a car to benefit the U.S. economy has become an ambiguous, complicated challenge.

“How you define an American car is one of the great conundrums of this world,” said Dutch Mandel, the editor and associate publisher of AutoWeek.

Fewer than half of the parts on some Big Three vehicles are made in the U.S.

Looking at a Ford Fusion? It is assembled in Mexico. The Chrysler 300C is assembled in Canada, but its transmission is from Indiana; the brand’s V-8 engine is made in Mexico. Engines in the Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle are from China.

On the other hand, Toyota’s Camry is comprised 80 percent of parts made in the United States, and 56 percent of Toyota’s vehicles sold in the U.S. also are made here, according to Toyota spokeswoman Sona Iliffe-Moon.

The Toyota Sienna and Tundra also have 80 percent of their parts manufactured in the U.S.

The liberal media should stop blaming Southern senators for Detroit‘s problems. For once these elected officials are doing their jobs by voting against a bail out that rewards corporations for being inefficient and manufacturing vehicles that few people want. Why should the South once again become tax slaves to keep Lincoln‘s failed Mercantilist ideals alive?

On the other hand, one good thing to come out of this is that perhaps the liberal media and many black publications are finally admitting {inadvertently} that Mr. Lincoln’s war really was about the economy and not slavery.

-Clint E. Lacy is a Southern author and activist that resides in the Ozark foothills of Southeast Missouri.  He is a Historian for the John T. Coffee Camp #1934, Missouri Sons of Confederate Veterans and serves as an Alderman for the City of Marble Hill, Missouri.

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This happened during “W”‘s Farewell Tour of Iraq. I think it pretty much sums up his “Legacy”.

In other news Politico.Com is reporting that former Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain has stated that:

“In a surprising rebuke to the warriors who fought for him through tough times, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday sided with President-elect Barack Obama and scolded the Republican National Committee for fanning the Illinois corruption scandal. 

On ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked: “The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Mike Duncan, has been highly critical of the way President- elect Obama has dealt with this. 

“He’s had a statement every single day, saying that the Obama team should reveal all contacts they’ve had with Governor [Rod] Blagojevich. He says that Obama’s promise of transparency to the American people is now being tested. Do you agree with that?” 

“McCain replied: “I think that the Obama campaign should and will give all information necessary. You know, in all due respect to the Republican National Committee and anybody — right now, I think we should try to be working constructively together, not only on an issue such as this, but on the economy stimulus package, reforms that are necessary. And so, I don’t know all the details of the relationship between President-elect Obama’s campaign or his people and the governor of Illinois, but I have some confidence that all the information will come out. It always does, it seems to me.” 

Quick someone get another shoe.

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker

mobushwhacker@yahoo.com

Yet another Illinois Governor has been arrested on charges of corruption. According to the Chicago Tribune, this was no ordinary Illinois corruption case…

“Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested Tuesday for what U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald called a “political corruption crime spree” that included attempts to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.”

Blagojevich and Harris were named in a federal criminal complaint that alleged a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy aimed at providing financial benefits to the governor, his political fund and to his wife, First Lady Patricia Blagojevich.

Blagojevich was taken into federal custody by FBI agents at his North Side home Tuesday morning—one day shy of his 52nd birthday.

The arrests dealt a tumultuous blow to Illinois government, at once raising questions about the leadership of the state and the fate of the open Senate seat—which the governor alone has the power to fill under the state law.”

According to Bloomberg.com President Elect Obama has denied any connection to Blagojevich:

“I had no contact with the governor or his office and so I was not aware of what was happening, ” Obama told reporters today in Chicago. “It’s a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that, I don’t think it’s appropriate to comment.”

But trancripts from secret wiretaps show a clearly jilted Blagojevich.

WARNING IF FOUL LANGUAGE OFFENDS YOU STOP READING NOW!…

According to The Smoking Gun website…

DECEMBER 9–The criminal complaint filed today against Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich contains a remarkable section detailing the Democratic politician’s alleged attempt to cash in on his ability to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama. Attached to the U.S. District Court complaint is an FBI affidavit, excerpted below, alleging that Blagojevich was caught on wiretaps noting that the Senate seat “is a fucking valuable thing, you just don’t give it away for nothing.”

He was also recorded saying that unless “I get something real good,” he would appoint himself to the vacancy. “I’m going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain. You hear what I’m saying. And if I don’t get what I want and I’m not satisfied with it, then I’ll just take the Senate seat myself.”

According to surreptitiously recorded conversations, Blagojevich spoke with associates about the possibility of trading the Senate post for either an ambassadorship or a Cabinet post. The politician, according to the affidavit sworn by FBI Agent Daniel Cain, “analogized his situation to that of a sports agent shopping a potential free agent to various teams.”

During a wiretapped November 10 call, a frustrated and financially strapped Blagojevich referred to Obama as a “motherfucker” and said that he would not appoint an ally of the President-elect to the Senate vacancy if “I don’t get anything.” Referring to Obama, Blagojevich exclaimed, “Fuck him. For nothing? Fuck him.”

In a November 11 conversation, Blagojevich remarked that he knew Obama wanted Valerie Jarrett, a longtime confidante, to succeed him, “but they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. Fuck them.”

Blagojevich, 51, and his chief of staff, John Harris, were arrested this morning on political corruption charges. While the affidavit does not specifically name the six prospective Senate candidates discussed by Blagojevic, Harris, and the governor’s aides, it appears that several are easily identified. “Senate Candidate 1” is Jarrett. “Senate Candidate 2” is Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Emil Jones, an Illinois state legislator, is “Senate Candidate 5.” And “Senate Candidate 6” appears to be J.P. Pritzker, a wealthy Chicago businessman. Additionally, Rahm Emanuel, the incoming White House chief of staff, is referred to in the affidavit as “President-elect Advisor.”

According to the ABC news Political Punch blog even though Obama said there was no connection between himself and Blagojevich:

“on November 23, 2008, his senior adviser David Axelrod appeared on Fox News Chicago and said something quite different.

While insisting that the President-elect had not expressed a favorite to replace him, and his inclination was to avoid being a “kingmaker,” Axelrod said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”

But wait. Obama’s “Truth Squad” must have been called back to active duty.  The Political Punch blog was later updated stating:

“(UPDATE: An Obama Transition Team aide says that Axelrod misspoke on Fox News Chicago.)

(UPDATE #2:  Axelrod this evening issued a statement saying. “I was mistaken when I told an interviewer last month that the President-elect has spoken directly to Governor Blagojevich about the Senate vacancy. They did not then or at any time discuss the subject.)”

Meanwhile, World Net Daily is asking, “What did Obama know about Blago’s demands?”…

“The corruption arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich is raising questions about what Sen. Barack Obama knew of the Illinois Democrat’s alleged activities, including his apparent offer to appoint Obama’s preferred candidate to serve in the U.S. Senate in return for “private sector” help from Obama.

“This is a burgeoning crisis for Obama that should shake his presidency to its core,” said Tom Fitton, chief of the Judicial Watch organization today.

“The criminal complaint filed today indicates that Obama and his team knew about Blagojevich’s efforts to sell Obama’s Senate seat,” he said.”

World Net Daily continues…

“It’s just the latest controversy to surround Obama’s campaign and election victory Nov. 4. There still are legal challenges pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that claim he is not eligible to be president because he fails to meet the Constitution’s requirement that only “natural-born” citizens be president.

Even as the court this week was rejecting one case, Donofrio v. Wells, another case was being scheduled for conference Friday.

The new case, Cort Wrotnowski v. Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut secretary of state, also makes a dual citizenship argument. The case had been rejected by Justice Ruth Ginsburg Nov. 26 but then was resubmitted to Justice Antonin Scalia. There was no word of its fate for about 10 days, then the court’s website confirmed it has been distributed for Friday’s conference, a meeting at which the justices consider whether to take cases”

Yes, all of this should  shake the Obama administration to the core, but it won’t. Do you know why it won’t?

Because Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Media are afraid of what will happen if OBAMA is held accountable for his  actions and is required to obey the law…

The whole thing reads like a fictional DVD commercial that is pawned on after-hours television entitled “Yankees Gone Wild”.

Rest assured that regardless of the outcome, Illinois is carrying on a long tradition of  producing scum-bag politicians…

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker

mobushwhacker@yahoo.com 

From : http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6145787.html

“CHICAGO — The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama’s election.

The meeting of justices will coincide with a vigil by the filer’s supporters in Washington on the steps of the nation’s highest court.

The suit originally sought to stay the election, and was filed on behalf of Leo Donofrio against New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells.

Legal experts say the appeal has little chance of succeeding, despite appearing on the court’s schedule. Legal records show it is only the tip of an iceberg of nationwide efforts seeking to derail Obama’s election over accusations that he either wasn’t born a U.S. citizen or that he later renounced his citizenship in Indonesia.

The Obama campaign has maintained that he was born in Hawaii, has an authentic birth certificate, and is a “natural-born” U.S. citizen. Hawaiian officials agree.

Among those filing lawsuits is Alan Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race. Keyes’ suit seeks to halt certification of votes in California. Another suit by a Kentucky man seeks to have a federal judge review Obama’s original birth certificate, which Hawaiian officials say is locked in a state vault.

Other suits have been filed by Andy Martin, whose case was dismissed in Hawaii, and by an Ohio man whose case also was dismissed. Five more suits, all later dismissed, were filed in Hawaii by a person who is currently suing the “Peoples Association of Human, Animals Conceived God/s and Religions, John McCain (and) USA Govt.” The plaintiff previously sought to sue Wikipedia and “All News Media.”

The most famous case questioning Obama’s citizenship was filed in Pennsylvania in August on behalf of Philip J. Berg and sought to enjoin the Democratic National Committee from nominating Obama. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to accept the case. Earlier, a federal judge rejected it for “lack of standing” — ruling that Berg had no legal right to sue. In cases like this, judges sometimes believe the matter is best left to political institutions, such as the Electoral College or Congress, said legal scholar Eugene Volokh of the University of California at Los Angeles.

The remaining case with the highest profile is Donofrio vs. Wells. Because it was distributed by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to other justices for conference, it gained undue importance for people unschooled in how the court works, Volokh said.

Many petitioners seeking stays of pending events have their cases distributed to the full court, he said. Of those, Volokh found that 782 were denied in the last eight years while just 60 were heard — and not all of those ultimately were successful.”

Well go figure. Obama’s birth certificate is locked in a vault, and we’re all supposed to believe what the State Government of Hawaii tells us, without looking at it. It’s really simple, SHOW US THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

Oh well we can count on the Republican Party to jump on board and help us out on this right? WRONG! The Republican Party’s two biggest mouthpieces are urging people not to pursue this issue.

http://nomoreparations.blogspot.com  is reporting that…

The Republican Party is Obama’s Best Friend

In case you don’t recognize these ‘characters’, the fathead, in the top photo, is Sean Hannity, the one in the bottom photo, is Rush Limbaugh………..they’re both traitors, in my opinion.

Why do I say this? Simple: To both of these Neocon talk show hosts, the Constitution is nothing more than a piece of scrap paper.

Take the growing outrage over the secrecy of Obama’s birth certificate; both of these clowns say that it’s a non issue.

I heard Limbaugh make this comment before the election. He said that the issue, of Obama’s birthplace, wasn’t worth fighting. He went on to say that we’d be better off concentrating on issues that we could do something about. Now this may not be the exact words of Limbaugh, however, the content is the same.

What’s interesting, is that, I called the RNC two days before and voiced my opinion on this matter. Now of course, I didn’t get to talk to a real person, just a voicemail. I told them, or the machine, that if they wanted to win the election, they’d better verbally pound Obama on his birth certificate……relentlessly.

As I said, two days later Limbaugh commented of “kooks” that had been leaving him E mails. E mails from people urging him to expose this matter of Obama’s place of birth. He went on to say something like, ” there’s no way we can prove that he was born in Kenya, so why mess with it.”. Like I said this is not a direct quote, but the content is the same.

Today, I heard Hannity speaking on the same subject. His response is even worse than Limbaugh’s. Hannity rambled on about how it’s an issue, but it’s not an issue. He went on to say that he is taking Obama and his family ‘at their word’ that he was born in the U.S.!

The one thing that Hannity and Limbaugh are apparently not worried about defending is the Constitution. Apparently, They would rather make nice than do their duty as so called ‘ conservatives’: defending the Constitution!

I wonder if they’re helping the RNC out of the goodness of their hearts or is the RNC paying them for their help?”

I think that this is fairly simple to figure out. They’re scared to death that Obama is going to push the “Fairness Doctrine” so they are trying to gain favor with him.

Why?

So that they can continue to espouse the Republican ideals of Conservatism? No. So that they continue to earn their millions by telling you how to think.  It’s not about ideals with these fools, it’s about dollars.

What can you do? Join the Resistance! Visit WWW.GRASSFIRE.ORG  and make a stand.

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker

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Bill O’Reilly seems to be the latest “Conservative” to drink the all new Obama flavored Kool-Aid.  Perhaps he sees the “Fairness Doctrine” coming down the pike and he is trying to score some points with the “Warlord in Chief” elect.

According to James Edwards’ “Ethnopolitics Blog”

“I’m not making this up. Maybe white conservatives who are the bulk of mainstream Republicans will finally start realizing that FOX News, far from being conservative, is just as hell bent on this Diversity and Hate Speech agenda that’s rapidly criminalizing free thought in America as the rest of the MSM is.

Some religious nut of a black woman made a video of herself teaching a toddler to say “F**k Obama” and “he’s not my president.” Then she started babbling the nonsense that he’s not really black, but White/Arab, and he’s the antichrist, 666 and all that. Gives Obama the finger, too.

And Bill O’Reilly shows the video on his program, and calls for the FBI to investigate this woman.

Investigate her? For what?

For not showing the proper respect to Obama.

That’s the only “crime” this woman has committed. There’s no doubt she’s a religious kook, and an all around goofball, and is raising her kid to have a foul mouth, but since when are those crimes? From what I’ve seen, most black kids that age have been using the F word from before they were weaned.

But BO wants the FBI to pay her a visit, and it’s not because a toddler is using the F word. First off, that’s none of the federal government’s business, and if it were, the FBI would never stop kicking down doors in the ghetto.

No, it’s because she’s saying rude things about Obama. Things which, no matter how offensive, are perfectly legal. But they wont’ be much longer if O’Reilly has his way. Because, as he says in the video, “people have to be held accountable for this stuff.”

Even as twisted as this woman is, she’s not all wrong, Obama’s not my president either and as far as “dropping the f-bomb” goes, Edwards is right, if the FBI was to kick in the door at every home it is used, every door in the ghetto would be kicked in, and thanks to HBO, Cinemax and Show Time, every door in middle class white America would be kicked in too (just my two cents).

Mr. “No-Spin” can ” Sit and Spin” as far as I’m concerned.

Clint, Missouri Bushwhacker

mobushwhacker@yahoo.com