Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First One Hundred Days

Time Magazine said this:
Only 6% into his 1,461-day term, Obama has already signed a $700 billion stimulus bill, tried to bail out Detroit, lifted a ban on stem cell research, planned a withdrawal from Iraq, reached out to Cuba and authorized the release of Bush-era torture memos. Oh, and he got a dog.
But let's examine more closely what this 100 days has brought this country:

In just 100 days, Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetero) has moved along the most intrusive federal overreach in this country’s history, all funded with money we simply do not have. He has spent well over $564 billion in 100 days.

He has presided over takeover of huge corporations via federal ownership of corporate stock courtesy of the American Taxpayer and his administration has put enormous pressure on banks to accept TARP money and not allowed some of them to pay it back. That of course is so the government can continue to exercise control over their business. Obama and his Congressional cohorts have used the American taxpayer like their personal ATM and have put the printing presses on full tilt to print money, as a result of monetizing our enormous debt. Heaven knows the inflation this country will see, and in fact we are already seeing it.

Obama has moved America from a traditional model of entrepreneurship and private initiative to the modern European model of more government regulation and control.

Obama campaigned on a pledge to end earmarks and bring about Change, yet he signed an appropriations bill loaded with 8,000 earmarks - and wasn't even lambasted for that (except by the opposition).

He has declared a pull out of troops from Iraq - but has expanded the war to Afghanistan, and it is likely we will become involved in Pakistan.

Obama allowed two major power grabs in government.
The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have been allowed enormous unsupervised and undisclosed spending; spending the equivalent of the entire federal budget for 2007.

Under Obama's watch, his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled that greenhouse gases pose a threat to public health; a decision which opens the door to wholesale regulation of American life by government, and will no doubt be the precursor to an out-of-control EPA which will force Congress to pass trillions of dollars in energy taxes in the form of cap-and-trade legislation. (Taxing everything from the exhaust from your car to the gas produced by cows on farms)

Let's not forget Obama's global apology tour, in which he labeled America as "arrogant, dismissive and derisive" in front of foreign audiences, and in the process he also got to bow down to a Saudi King. He has shaken hands and made friends with tyrants and murderers.

He has been an utter failure in even an attempt at changing Washington politics - it's more of the same, and in fact his appointees have had enormous problems with tax fraud and other scandals, but appointments are pretty much going forward despite questionable actions by Obama appointees. We have a tax cheat heading the Treasury Department, need I say more. On the note of working in a bi-partisan manner - well, that's not happening, this administration is governing so far Left that bi-partisanship is untenable.

But let's also examine the Executive orders so far enacted by his pen stroke. There have been 19.

Executive Order 13489 Obama ordered government agencies to examine Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with an eye to release documents -- overturning Bush administration directives which hindered disclosure of information. "For a long time now there's been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said. "Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known." This is particularly funny since Obama has so far refused to show his own documents regarding his birth and college admission. We have not yet seen
• A certified copy of his original, signed “vault” birth certificate.
• Certified copies of his reissued and sealed birth certificates in the names Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack Dunham and Barry Dunham.
• A certified copy of his Certification of Citizenship.
• A certified copy of his Oath of Allegiance taken upon age of maturity.
• Certified copies of his admission forms for Occidental College,Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
• Certified copies of any legal documents changing his name.

So much for transparency - it's good to apply that to the rest of us - just not Barry Soetoro. He continues to spend millions to fight lawsuits which are merely asking him to prove his Constitutional eligibility to be President of the US. (Mock this as you like - but ask yourself why he just doesn't prove his eligibility and put the whole issue to rest - it is very much still alive despite co-opted judges and Obama administration roadblocks)

Then there were a slew of new Offices and Councils set up - further expanding government and opening up job slots for the many Obama campaigners. More bureaucracy. Now there's change we can believe in.

Executive Order 13499 Establishment of the National Economic Council
Executive Order 13500 Establishment of the Domestic Policy Council
Executive Order 13501 Establishing the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Executive Order 13503 Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs
Executive Order 13506 Establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls
Executive Order 13507 Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform

He signed Executive Order 13492 to close GITMO - but still hasn't found a suitable place to put the remaining detainees since no other country has stepped forward to take them. Torture is out - Executive Order 13491 Ensuring Lawful Interrogation and Executive Order 13493 Review of Detention Policy Options were signed.

Then there were a bunch of pro-labor EO's - of course as payback for the unions that helped elect him.
Executive Order 13494
Economy in Government Contracts
Executive Order 13495 Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts
Executive Order 13496 Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws
Executive Order 13502 Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects

According to one website: "The orders relate to the required notification to employees about labor rights; non-displacement of workers due to a prior employer's loss of a government contract; the allocation of costs related to persuading employees to exercise or not to exercise their right to organize or bargain collectively; and project labor agreements."

Well you can read the rest on stem cell research and such. This was just highlights. It's amazing though what "the One" can do with the stroke of a pen. Executive Orders seem sort of dictatorial - but hey - that's just me.

Let's not forget also how opposition is being targeted as "national security threats" - including veterans returning home from military service. That was a nice touch from his Department of Homeland security.

Yeah...Mr. Obama has done much in 100 days - with a $3.5 trillion dollar budget in the wings with unprecedented deficits and ginormous American debt.

Only 1,361 days more to go.


Anonymous said...

Obama has done more in 100 days than that a$$ dubbya did in 8 years. Like it or not the republican party is about to be washed away......thanks Arlen

Anonymous said...

a.k.a. Barry SoetoroSays it all.

By the way, do you still think cutting taxes and reducing the size of government would solve the global economic crisis?

Just checking.

Judy Aron said...

Sure does say it all.

and cutting taxes and the size of our intrusive government (intrusive both at home and abroad) couldn't hurt.

Read some history - remember Rome?

The global economic crisis is part and parcel our doing and goes back before the Bushes. Both parties are to be blamed for this mess. The US economy is an integral part of the global economy, and if everyone else didn't lend us money now we'd be up $hit$ creek. Tell me again why we owe more than we can pay? and why we've become a debtor nation?

Yes - cut taxes and let us all keep more of our wealth. Perhaps you are more happy that your grandchildren will be paying for this Obama spending spree? At this rate they will be lucky if they have any "Change".

Anonymous said...

The US economy is an integral part of the global economyRight, the global economy: never heard of it.

"Read history."

Here's an idea: why don't you read history. It even dawned on Hoover, too late, that federal intervention would be necessary to stem the banking crisis of the early thirties.

And you're one of those people whinging about Obama's birth certificate? Really?

You're not serious.

Judy Aron said...

LOL yup.
I do care about where Obama was born, but more to the point is that he is hiding his papers; won't come clean with the public about his past. What kind of leader do we have that he can't give us the truth? He's a liar and an usurper. He refuses to prove that he isn't violating the Constitution and his oath of office. Can you honestly defend that? And yes, I am totally serious.

Anonymous - I HAVE read history and we are repeating it.

Pity you have comments and can't seem to attach your name to them. Guess it's easier to throw rocks under the cover of darkness.

Michael M. Lear said...

Exactly what "history" are we repeating? Ancient Roman history? How... exactly?

Michael M. Lear said...

No specifics?
Just blanket statements with no backup?

Judy Aron said...

Oh - there's plenty of specifics - no room in this comment box for them all - and I am really not interested in doing all of your history homework for you.
but, perhaps I'll indulge you with a blog post this week to show some stark comparisons..

Judy Aron said...

How about this for a start:
A lazy, entertained, uninformed public (Bread and Circus)
A small group of ruling elite
A devaluing currency and economy
An overstretched military
A growing domestic spy force/police state
Diminishing civil liberties

Anonymous said...

You're still questioning his citizenship?

We've got a Birther in the house! Get your tinfoil hats on!

Judy Aron said...

Birther.. LOL .. yes 1st graders make up names and labels to mock other kids they don't approve of.

I have a very very simple question.. if he was born here then why is he hiding his vaulted birth certificate? - you know the one that has doctor and hospital delivery information on it... and why is he not sharing his college application records as well as all his other past documents?

Why is he fighting the legal cases which simply ask for those documents? Why are they working so hard to silence people who are asking questions and to make sure that the courts throw out these claims on ridiculous points of "standing". We all have standing. If he is illegitimate then everything he signs is null and void.

This question would very very simply be put to bed if he showed people his documents. The Hawaiian COLB has been proven to be a forgery and the vaulted copy that was "examined" by Hawaiian secretary of state may truly have been "in order" in that it was a legal document - however it is interesting to note that the contents of that document have never been disclosed as showing that he was indeed born in the US. Officials only said he had a birth certificate.

Also - how come no hospital in Hawaii is claiming itself to be Obama's birthplace? I'd think with all his "popularity" they'd want to post a plaque somewhere to commemorate his birth there. fact is he was not born in any hospital in Hawaii - no hospital has that record.

Mock me as you will - call us names - we ask for truth and proof, and so far have gotten stonewalls, because the fact of the matter is that he was not born in this country. Obama is a fraud. I believe the judiciary knows this too. The people in high office who know the truth are not coming forward for their own reasons. Perhaps that is why Justice Roberts couldn't bring himself to administer the simple oath of office with ease. They ultimately had to do it "in private" twice.

Bogus claims? Prove it otherwise instead of spending your time mocking those who want to know for sure.

By the way, that "stalwart bastion of truth" the Politico's article you cite is full of inaccuracies (as well as the very adult practice of name calling and marginalization). Politico isn't interested in the truth. Sheep would certainly accept it as gospel I suppose.

Show me the papers!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you're right. The Electoral College, Attourneys General of all 50 states, the entire media, and the overwhelming public that voted him into office are all part of some conspiracy. Nevermind then infinetly-proven vailidity of his documents showing that he is, without a shadow of a doubt, an American citizen. Yes, you, Judy Aron, know more than anyone else.

"Bogus claims? Prove it otherwise instead of spending your time mocking those who want to know for sure."

That's not how it works, Aron. YOU are making the claims. YOU are screaming from the thoroughly-disproven mountaintop. The onus is on YOU to prove it.

And you can't. You have absolutely no unbiased proof that he isn't a citizen.



You ask me to prove that Justice Roberts knowingly screwed up a word of the oath of office, and pulled it off to look sincere, all because he is part of a national conspiracy OR to believe that he just made a mistake in the language? Which one makes more sense. Seriously. Stop sounding like an idiot.

It's funny, because I saw your lit when you ran for state office, and I've been to WHTA meetings. You know what I've never seen?

An African-American. Not a single one. None at the tea parties, either.

Maybe you can't handle a black person being president? Oh, wait, that would explain the home schooling- can't have the kids learnin' about that pesky civil rights movement!

Inquiring Mind said...

Um, Ms. Aron, just where did you unearth this conspiracy to install a foreigner as president of the United States?

Judy Aron said...

1) Anonymous - you are a coward and cannot even use your real name to post your BS tirade. That alone speaks volumes.

2) I am one of tens of thousands of Americans who are just looking for Obama to produce his documents. He refuses. He won't prove it. And you stand beside that? Good for you. Nice little sheep - just do what the government tells you and believe everything they tell you too. Question nothing. And I am the idiot? Hah! Look in the mirror "Anonymous". You have been well trained.

3) Calling me some sort of racist is a typical Left wing cop out and just proves that you have no other means to defend your position except to play the race card. You haven't been to a tea party; there have been people of color there and from all ethnicities. In fact there are plenty of people of color who do not like Obama - I suppose they can't handle a black president either. Keep listening to MSNBC and reading the HuffPo for your brainwashing though. People like Rachel Maddow need your viewership desperately.

4) As for my choice to homeschool, it is because I wanted my children to learn MORE than just about the Civil Rights movement. And Why should my educational choice bother you so much? Maybe you hate private schooled kids too, especially the Jewish ones. God knows what they are being taught in those Yeshivas! You'd no doubt like all kids to be schooled by the government like in Communist China.

What an angry and hateful person you are, who cannot seem to tolerate anyone with a differing opinion or anyone who asks questions or anyone who chooses something different in life than you have. So much for "tolerance and diversity" which you pretend to espouse. And by the way - I haven't seen any people of color running on the Democrat ticket or leading the other anti-WHTA group in West Hartford, they must be racists too. Your argument is absurd but typical and very predictable.

Do the world a favor and get an education before you shoot your hypocritical mouth off. While you are at it, grow a spine and put your comments behind your real name too. Coward.

P.S. Since I am obviously pissing you off, I am extremely glad because it just means I am doing my job. LOL.

Judy Aron said...

Inquiring Mind - um... I dunno - it's not my conspiracy.

Anonymous said...


I'm not one of your sympathizers, but--this Obama birth certificate thing. You're better than that.

Step back from the brink.

Judy Aron said...

Oh yeah "Anonymous" (posted 6:57 am) - like I am going to curb my sentiments based on what YOU have to say. LOL. I don't need you to be a sympathizer either.

There's no "Brink".

This "Obama birth certificate thing" is important to hundreds of thousands across the country who actually give a damn about whether our Constitution is being adhered to or not (in this case and in other instances), and whether we are being lied to or not, but I guess they should all give it up because YOU say so. It would take all of 5 minutes for Obama to prove, and yet he doesn't, and is in fact spending millions not to have to prove it. WHY? WHY such evasion? The issue of eligibility is a very simple question with a very simple answer.

As for all of the "The Electoral College, Attorneys General of all 50 states, the entire media, and the overwhelming public that voted him into office" joining into "a conspiracy" - NOT one of those people have actually SEEN Obama's Birth Certificate - they are just taking it for granted because DNC tells them to. No elector would have gone against their party. You think an AG would actually go against the DNC too? The DNC would trash him/her, end of career. The sad fact is that people who have risen high in government care more about their career than doing the right thing. We see it every day. The media? Hah! They are the biggest liars. And the public? So what people voted for Obama; that doesn't make him automatically eligible to serve.

The COLB that was presented was an unsigned, forged and thoroughly
discredited, computer-generated birth form created in 2007, a form
that lacks vital information found on any original, hand signed
Certificate of Live Birth, such as hospital address, signature of
attending physician and age of mother. The Obama propaganda machine is scrubbing any mention of the birth certificate controversy from Wikipedia and Google. WHY? WHY? WHY?

This issue will not go away until Obama proves he was born in this country, shows the documents from his college application, and shows the Certified copies of any legal documents changing his name. Until then he is an usurper. So far his arrogance has been incredible.

FWIW, for me this isn't about not wanting or liking Obama and his policies. Rest assured I would not have liked to have seen McCain in office either. I voted for neither of those goons. This is not about "losing the election" - This is entirely about adhering to our laws. Period.

While you may think I am on the brink, I just simply want to see proof along with the hundreds of thousands of other Americans asking the same question. If asking for proof qualifies anyone as being "on the brink" then we truly have a very very big problem in this country.

Anonymous said...


Where's your skepticism all of a sudden?

I'm not asking you to change your sentiment at my behest (I'm not the Anonymous who unfairly accused you of racism, by the way), but this is painful to watch.

Who discredited Obama's birth certificate--World Net Daily?

Incredible that you would call Obama a "usurper" on the basis of blatant and flimsy propaganda. This stuff has been debunked time and time again:

Come to your senses, Judy!

Judy Aron said...

Oh I have plenty of skepticism. Thanks.

I am skeptical of FactCheck as well.

Sorry, but I do not rely on Fact Check. Fact Check has incorrect information regarding the Obama eligibility, and Obama has ties to Fact Check through Annenberg. Annenberg Foundation, hardly fits the bill of being a disinterested party in this issue, especially given Obama's four year stint as founding chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. They were in fact being investigated due to its massive withholding of papers which document the catestrophic failure of the project, including public funds wasted under Obama's leadership. So much for being an objective source.

How is it that FactCheck did not pursue the original "long-form" birth certificate that was supposedly used as the basis for the short form? After all, Barack Obama refers explicitly to possessing this document in "Dreams from My Father". One would think that if FactCheck was so thorough that they would look for the original long form records that has the doctor and hospital signatures. One would think they would be interested in the real thing from 47 years ago, not something cleaned and extracted from a database and thus subject to all kinds of potential revision and redaction. And NO, World Net Daily did not discredit it - people with forensic backgrounds, experts in their field, who examined the photos put up on the Internet examined it and found the COLB to be a forgery. The pixels were manipulated.

Look - there is enough evidence to cast very strong doubt - so why doesn't Obama just show us his original birth certificate and put the issue to rest?

Very simple - just show us the original.

I'll tell you why. He can't.
And you have seen this birth certificate first hand I suppose?

Judy Aron said...

Oh, and actually what is painful to watch is that Obama is getting away with this. Why isn't he being forced to release all of his documents?

Anonymous said...

Good grief. Why did I give you the Annenberg link? I was asking for trouble.

How about Politifact:

By the way, who were these "experts" with forensic (gah!) backgrounds who exposed this mind-boggling conspiracy?

It's not too late to come to the light, Judy!!

Judy Aron said...

Let's see. Politifact looked at a photocopy. They also looked at the birth certificate of a 'newsroom colleague'. A Hawaiian official said it was a true copy — with no details provided, just that Obama had one. That was sufficient for Politifact to ignore these arguments that the document was a forgery. Good fact checking - NOT.

Two weeks before the election, Obama took the time to visit his dying grandmother Madelyn Dunham. He went alone - he didn't even take his wife and kids (such a close family). A few days later, Linda Lingle, governor of Hawaii sealed Obama's birth certificate. Governor Lingle instructed the state's Department of Health to make sure no one, especially the press could obtain access to the original document under any circumstances. Obama can legally release his birth certificate at any time. So why doesn't he?

What should come to the light is Obama's signed birth certificate, and the other documents he is witholding from the public.

Anonymous said...

Mercy. Why would the Republican governor of Hawaii join this elaborate conspiracy when the Republican party is lockstep in opposition to Obama?

The Other Anonymous was right: the burden is on you to submit a shred of evidence to back your accusations. Maybe it got misfiled in the Vince Foster folder.

Meanwhile, I read in Politico that you Birthers are suing each other:

"In particular, its East Coast faction, led by lawyer Philip Berg, has filed suit against its West Coast chief, Orly Taitz, accusing her of libel and other crimes for, among other things, calling Berg a 'shyster.'"

A conspiracy movement divided cannot stand!

Anonymous said...

One more thing, Judy,

I've gotten such enjoyment from your collection of youtubes that I must return the favor:

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're one of those birthers, aren't you?

Judy Aron said...

It's very simple folks - Just show me the papers.

• A certified copy of his original, signed “vault” birth certificate.
• Certified copies of his reissued and sealed birth certificates in the names Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, Barry Obama, Barack Dunham and Barry Dunham.
• A certified copy of his Certification of Citizenship.
• A certified copy of his Oath of Allegiance taken upon age of maturity.
• Certified copies of his admission forms for Occidental College,Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
• Certified copies of any legal documents changing his name.

By the way -
Despite the broad and erroneous claims of many news sources, Hawaii officials have NOT confirmed that Obama was born in Hawaii. Read the 10/31/08 official Hawaii Dept. of Health press release ( Again, at NO time do state officials confirm that Obama was actually born in Hawaii. All they say is that he has a valid birth certificate.

Compounding the question surrounding Obama's citizenship status is a subsequent statement of Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo (see Chicago Tribune, 10-31-08) Citing Hawaii state privacy laws, and guidance from the state attorney general, she said she, “was not permitted to confirm the authenticity of the certificate released by the Obama campaign.”

Obama's Indonesian school document indicates Obama was a citizen of Indonesia. Until 2006, Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship, meaning that because Obama, as a minor, was legally acknowledged as an Indonesian citizen by his parents, he was temporarily stripped of his U.S. citizenship at that time. Under U.S. Immigration law, Obama could have regained his citizenship as an adult, but only as a "naturalized" citizen, ineligible to hold the Office of President.

And what about this?
Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20? A: Yes, by his own admission.
Q: What passport did he travel under? A: There are only three possibilities. 1. He traveled with a U.S. passport, 2) He traveled with a British passport, or 3) He traveled with an Indonesian passport.
Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. passport in 1981? A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department’s “no travel” list in 1981.
Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.
If he was traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims. And if he was traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

There is a body of evidence out there suggesting his ineligibility. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to ask for the documents to clear it all and show proof. Sorry, but I am not taking the word of people in Obama's party nor Republicans either. There are also people in government who would be likely to sweep this under the rug because the implications of ineligibility are so profound and would create enormous upheaval and loss of power to many. However if we cannot face the truth then who are we?

If asking for proof makes me a "birther" than so be - you can feel free to accept whatever things you have seen and heard as "proof" - I am thus far not satisfied. If that's worthy of your criticism then so be it. You don't have to agree with me. I honestly don't care what you think anyway.

I want his documents released.

Anonymous said...

"Again, at NO time do state officials confirm that Obama was actually born in Hawaii. All they say is that he has a valid birth certificate."