Sanitation Department’s slow snow cleanup was a budget protest

Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot.

Halloran said he met with three plow workers from the Sanitation Department — and two Department of Transportation supervisors who were on loan — at his office after he was flooded with irate calls from constituents. read more

Obama Recess Appointment Justice Dept. ‘Absolutely Shocking’

By Susan Crabtree
The Hill

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has angrily denounced President Obama’s recess appointment of James Cole as deputy attorney general.

King called Cole’s appointment “absolutely shocking” and said it might be one of the worst appointments Obama will make during his presidency.

“I strongly oppose the recess appointment of James Cole to lead the national security team at the Department of Justice,” King said in a statement. “The appointment indicates that the Obama Administration continues to try to implement its dangerous policies of treating Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter.”

The harsh words demonstrate the deep divisions that exist between some of the president’s policies and Republican positions on terrorism issues and serve as a harbinger of the inevitable clashes to come between the GOP chairmen of key national security committees and the administration.

Cole has advocated for the use of civilian trials in prosecuting terrorism suspects, and King views the appointment as a sign of the administration’s intent to continue to try detainees through the criminal justice system rather than through military tribunals, which most Republicans prefer.

King said that Cole’s appointment is exactly the wrong message to be sending to U.S. citizens, especially after the public pushback on Obama’s attempts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility in Cuba. During the lame-duck session, Congress attached language to the $1.1 trillion spending resolution to keep the government funded next year that would prevent Obama from spending any funds to try terrorism suspects in civilian court instead of military commissions. read more

Journalist Group Complains ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Term Is ‘Offensive’ To Latinos

Editors Note: To the incompetent, disingenuous, culpable and politically castrated would be journalists, you self-proclaimed so called “professionals” who are trying to dictate the tone and demeanor of reporting the truth in the news. How dare you take the tone of claiming offense to those who are blatantly trespassing and invading this country.
Perhaps we need to intensify the our efforts instead, we can start buy watching your fish wrap and bird cage liner put in it’s respective aforementioned places until you file for bankruptcy fore it would be a smarter and better world without you self-indulgent elitist priggish ways. We shall not drop the illegal aliens mnemonic and we shall call them exactly what they are, illegal alien invaders.
The United States is a country of laws and Americans of every stripe will not allow hooligans from ANY nation to defecate on her, it is bad enough to have incompetence walk the halls of congress today, soon that will change and stay in the good-stead of our Love of God, our honor and truest concern and care for human life. Not your false humility and feel good justice.Perhaps Publishers Interuptus, you should start considering truth in your missions statement and within the tenets you “operate” within And while you are at it “professionals” Google the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, grow some nerves, and mature a bit, you thin skinned, infantile and easily offended publishers of pablum. -PBN

The Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is calling on news reporters nationwide to drop the term “illegal immigrant” from their news coverage in an effort to “inform and sensitize” people on how “offensive” the phrase is to Latinos.

In the latest issue of the SPJ’s magazine, Quill, Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence announced the organization’s new campaign against “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien,“ claiming that individuals living in America without approval should be called ”undocumented workers“ or ”undocumented immigrants.”

“This is not about being politically correct,” SPJ Diversity Committee chairman George Daniels says, but about aiming to “minimize harm” when reporting.

But the journalists‘ new campaign doesn’t stop at just changing popular lexicon.  Instead, Laurence offers up an interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that provides constitutional rights for everyone — including non-citizen — and claims that the only way to “remain faithful” to the Constitution is to dump the phrase:

SPJ’s Diversity Committee met during the 2010 convention in Las Vegas and decided to engage in a yearlong educational campaign designed to inform and sensitize journalists as to the best language to use when writing and reporting on undocumented immigrants. read more

Critics Charge Dems With Dirty Tricks to Keep ‘Death Panels’ Alive

This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” December 27, 2010.

TUCKER CARLSON, GUEST HOST: Remember those infamous death panels who supposed to have died before the passage of the Democrats health care bill? It looks like they’re alive and kicking.

I’m Tucker Carlson, happy to be in tonight for Sean Hannity. The Democrats took end-of-life planning which critics called, “death panels,” out of the health care bill. But now, they’ve been made part of a federal regulation. The old idea, if you can’t legislate it, enforce it.

According to the New York Times, this new regulation may provide Americans, quote, “advanced directives to forego aggressive life-sustaining treatment.” In other words, the government will now pay doctors to counsel patients to opt-out of medical treatment that might prolong their lives.

But the Democrats don’t want you to know that. The author of the health care bill’s controversial provision, Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon is celebrating its victory but he’s also urging his supporters to keep it quiet. An e-mail from his office said, quote, “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.”

Why do you think that is? Maybe because when Americans hear about this, they won’t be impressed.

Joining me now with reaction, Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers and former White House political director Matt Schlapp. Welcome to you both. Kirsten.

KIRSTEN POWERS, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Hi, Tucker.

CARLSON: Why would you imagine — just broaden your imagination here for a second. Why do you think that Congressman Blumenauer is asking his supporters to keep secret this great accomplishment?

POWERS: Well, I don’t know Tucker, maybe it’s because people like you call them “death panels,” even though it was called — that was a PolitiFacts lie of the year actually that these were “death panels.” So, I assume that’s why he’s doing it, the reality is…

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Does Obama Admire the Man Behind Kwanzaa?

Editors Note: It stands to reason that the president and first lady would support this seemingly innocuous holiday, they know the truth regarding the separatist race filled hateful Marxist tenets of it’s founder Ronald Everett (Maulana Karenga)  We find it compelling that those who wish to spin and twist the truth start with their very own names. Read and learn. -PBN

President Obama and michelle sent warm warm wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. This is a joyous time of year when African Americans and all Americans come together to celebrate our blessings and the richness of our cultural traditions. This is also a time of reflection and renewal as we come to the end of one year and the beginning of another. The Kwanzaa message tells us that we should recall the lessons of the past even as we seize the promise of tomorrow.

The seven principles of Kwanzaa – Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith – express the values that have inspired us as individuals and families; communities and country.

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Supreme Court to Hear Defense on Obama Assassinating American Citizens

The first-ever ruling on whether a president, without ever going to a judge  can order the assassination of an American for terrorism is headed to the Supreme Court.

Who is bringing this lawsuit you may ask against obama, (Defense Secretary) Robert Gates and (CIA Director) Leon Panetta..  The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Under the Constitution (that negative set of liberties) and international law…intentionally killing is prohibited without judicial due process charge trial and conviction.  Physical harm, and lethal force is a last resort.  The Center for Constitutional Rights will present the Supreme Court with the factual lawlessness of the Obama administration’s lethal hunt for Anwar al-Aulaqi

Individuals are added to ‘kill lists’ after secret bureaucratic processes and remain on the lists (for months at a time) even in the absence of any reason to believe that they pose a threat of imminent harm goes far beyond what the Constitution and international law permit.

Secret assassination pursuit “violates the Constitution: U.S. citizens have a right to know what conduct may subject them to execution at the hands of their own government.” Not knowing, they are utterly defenseless.

Aulaqi an American target was placed on the kill list in early 2010. The Center for Constitutional Rights continues: “Anwar Al-Aulaqi has not been charged with any crime, but reportedly has been the target of as many as a dozen missile strikes in Yemen already!

Al-Aulaqi is a jihadist in his own words, but he is still an American citizen , still does not give  Obama, Gates and Panetta the right to strip an American citizen of his or her most fundamental constitutional rights in order to murder that person.

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Bailed-Out Banks Slip Toward Failure

Nearly 100 U.S. banks that got bailout funds from the federal government show signs they are in jeopardy of failing.

The total, based on an analysis of third-quarter financial results by The Wall Street Journal, is up from 86 in the second quarter, reflecting eroding capital levels, a pileup of bad loans and warnings from regulators. The 98 banks in shaky condition got more than $4.2 billion in infusions from the Treasury Department under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

When TARP was created in the heat of the financial crisis, government officials said it would help only healthy banks. The depth of today’s problems for some of the institutions, however, suggests that a number of them were in parlous shape from the beginning.

Seven TARP recipients have already failed, resulting in more than $2.7 billion in lost TARP funds. Most of the troubled TARP recipients are small, plagued by wayward lending programs from which they might not recover. The median size of the 98 banks was $439 million in assets as of Sept. 30. The median TARP infusion for each was $10 million, federal filings show.

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Obama Delays Next Year Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama will push back the release of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012.
Due in part on a hold placed on Obama’s nominee for budget director, Jacob Lew..

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu put a hold on Lew’s nomination in protest of the administration’s moratorium on offshore oil drilling. The delay is also the result of Congress working so late in the year on funding decisions for 2011.

Lawmakers left Washington last week without a plan to fund the government through the end of fiscal year 2011, which ends in October. They did pass a continuing resolution to fund the government through early March, meaning the president will have to negotiate with a Congress more heavily-laden with Republicans to fund the government through the rest of 2011 and 2012.

GOP lawmakers have said they plan to push for broad spending cuts.

Obama’s 2012 budget proposal will be watched closely for signs that the president is taking steps to reduce the mounting deficit. The White House has said Obama is studying the recommendations from his bipartisan budget commission, though officials haven’t said which proposals the president favors.

The commission’s report included several controversial proposals, including plans to raise the Social Security retirement age and scale back popular tax deductions on health insurance and mortgage interest.

New Governor Of Hawaii Says He’s Going To “Take Care” Of The Birthers

Governor Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, who befriended President Obama’s parents when they were university students here, has been in office for less than three weeks. But he is so incensed over “birthers” — those who assert that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya and was thus not eligible to become president — that he is seeking ways to change state policy to allow him to release additional proof that the president was born in Honolulu in 1961.

“It’s an insult to his mother and to his father, and I knew his mother and father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that,” Governor Abercrombie said in a telephone interview late Thursday. “It’s an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office.”

The governor, a Democrat and former congressman, said he has initiated conversations with the state’s attorney general and the chief of its Health Department about how he can release more explicit documentation of Mr. Obama’s birth on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. He said he has done so of his own accord, without consulting the White House, which declined to comment. read more

Mexico Says Its Troops Killed US Man – “…This is not the end of it” says wife.

It is the opinion of PBN that Americans should refrain from any vacationing in Mexico. There are many wonderful destinations here in the US that need our support. Please comment and share this Associated Press  article.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joseph Proctor told his girlfriend he was popping out to the convenience store in the quiet Mexican beach town where the couple had just moved, intending to start a new life.

The next morning, the 32-year-old New York native was dead inside his crashed van on a road outside Acapulco. He had multiple bullet wounds. An AR-15 rifle lay in his hands.

It took weeks of pressuring U.S. diplomats and congressmen for help, but she finally got an answer… read more

Democrats Want to Change Senate Rules

Democrats who have made a practice of breaking senate rules and the  misuse of Senate process for the last two years, are now seeking to change Senate procedures…

The Democrats would leave intact the ability of the minority party to filibuster legislation and nominations, meaning that in most cases it would still take 60 votes to get anything done… ah there is the catch, in MOST CASES it would take 60 votes, you can be sure when it  is some progressive bill the Democrats want to shove down our throat, it would not take the 60 votes that is now required ….

You have to be careful when the Democrats word something this way, they leave themselves a loop hole every time to abuse their power and in return harm the American people..

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Merry Christmas, Moscow.

PLEASE contacts your representative NOW!START’s preamble blocks the U.S. from developing missile defenses, now especially important in light of North Korea’s and Iran’s expanding capacities.  GOP Senators and Congressmen are already becoming bought and paid for turncoats, or they are just plain James Clapper ignorant. (“London?”)  Or are they seduced by power that characterizes Washington. If so, then we will kick them to the political curb!

UPDATE: The arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia was approved by the U.S. Senate today, in a 71 to 26 vote.

So, who sold out?
Thad Cochran, Mississippi
Bob Corker, Tennessee
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
Johnny Isakson, Georgia

Let’s call them… with some pushback now.

In the spring of 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a plastic button that was supposed to read “reset” on both sides, once in English and once in Russian. But while the Obama Administration got the English part right, the State Department got the Russian word for “reset” wrong, instead emblazoning the button with the word “overload.” read more