Story of the Week: Obama to Re-organize Neighborhoods.
Editors Note. The latest unconstitutional power grab of President Obama is here. He will soon be determining if your neighborhoods are dense enough. If the social, economic and racial make up is “correct”. He will force the vision of bureaucrats and political extremists on the place you live. Welcome to a new level of totalitarianism in America. Your local governments are no longer relevant, there is only one government: The Federal Empire.
Obama Nationalizes Housing
Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out MUST READ!!”AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood — imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike, and weakening or casting aside the authority of local governments over core responsibilities, from zoning to transportation to education. Not only the policy but the political implications are immense — at the presidential, congressional, state, and local levels.. the real story of AFFH is the attempt to force integration by class, to densify development in American suburbs and cities, and to undo America’s system of local government and replace it with a “regional” alternative that turns suburbs into helpless satellites of large cities. Once HUD gets its hooks into a municipality, no policy area is safe. Zoning, transportation, education, all of it risks slipping into the control of the federal government and the new, unelected regional bodies the feds will empower. Over time, AFFH could spell the end of the local democracy that Alexis de Tocqueville rightly saw as the foundation of America’s liberty and distinctiveness.”
Supreme Court upholds far-reaching rules against racial discrimination in housing Missed this important ruling in June but what an impact it will have!! “In a 5-4 decision that at times recalled the rhetoric of the liberal Warren court, Justice Anthony Kennedy and the court’s liberal justices agreed that the 1968 Fair Housing Act covers discrimination regardless of whether it was caused by intentional and blatant racial bias.The lawsuit challenged the construction of low-income housing predominantly in inner-city minority neighborhoods in Dallas rather than in white suburbs…In a separate dissent, joined by Thomas, Roberts and Scalia, Alito argued that the Fair Housing Act “prohibits only disparate treatment, not disparate impact.”He warned that the decision could have “unfortunate consequences,” because “even a city’s good-faith attempt to remedy deplorable housing conditions can be branded discriminatory.”
HUD’s Own Study Dashes Utopian Dream Of Cross-Neighborhood Prosperity MUST READ!! “Obama’s new suburban integration plan won’t just harm the middle class by reducing safety and property values. It won’t even provide the economic benefits to relocated minorities.. because HUD already tried a similar experiment under Clinton of resettling urban poor into suburbs. It failed. From 1994 to 2008, HUD moved thousands of mostly African-American families from gov’t projects to higher-quality homes in safer/less racially segregated neighborhoods. The 15-year experiment, dubbed “Moving to Opportunity Initiative,”.. would boost their employment and education prospects.But adults for the most part did not get better jobs or get off welfare. In fact, more went on food stamps. And their children did not do better in their new schools.”
Hypocrisy on Race
FDP’s ‘Blatant Racism’ Poisons Race for Murphy’s Open Seat, Says DAAWC Chief The Florida Democratic Party leadership’s decision to back white candidate Melissa McKinlay — who has only held elected office for six months — over black candidate Priscilla Taylor, a former Florida legislator who has lived in the district all her life, has rekindled a firestorm of charges of racism against the FDP. “We’re still a year away from the primary,” says Leslie Wimes, president of the near-5,000-strong Democratic African-American Women’s Caucus. “A whole year. “How and why do you turn against a candidate this soon? Priscilla Taylor was first in the race, she’s paid her dues, done everything right, rung up solid creds and has been well-respected at every point in her career. But the party is fawning all over her white opponent.
Let’s Not Fight the Civil War Again Must Read “In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer’s hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it…Professional race hustlers have no incentive to see our current civil war end… only an opportunity to escalate their demands. Now there are rumblings of demands that statues of Robert E. Lee and other southern leaders be destroyed ..if that is done, it will only lead to new demands, perhaps to destroy the Jefferson Memorial because Jefferson owned slaves. And if that is done, no doubt demands that the city of Washington be renamed, In short, there is no stopping point, only unending strife…just what will that accomplish? ultimately ..the killer’s dream of racial polarization and violence.”
The Most Glaring Flaws in Obama’s Iran Deal “The US downplaying of the military option and front-loading of sanctions relief early in the negotiations reduced Iranian incentives to make concessions. Iran dug in its heels on key red lines proclaimed by Khamenei, while Obama’s red lines gradually became blurred pink lines. Iran’s nuclear infrastructure is left largely intact. Centrifuges will be mothballed but not dismantled. Iran’s illicit nuclear facilities Natanz and Fordow, have now been legitimized…Iran is rewarded for cheating under the agreement. The bottom line is..an agreement that will expand Iran’s power and influence, strain U.S. relations with its regional friends, weaken long-standing non-proliferation goals on restricting access to sensitive nuclear technologies and contribute to the evolution of a multi-polar nuclear Middle East.”
On Capitol Hill, deep skepticism persists as lawmakers react to Iran deal “I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal,” Obama said Tuesday…It would take two-thirds of both the House and the Senate to override such a veto. Most Republicans remained deeply skeptical, some openly scornful, of the prospect of relieving economic sanctions while leaving any Iranian uranium-enrichment capability intact. And Democrats offered only cautious endorsements.. as Congress begins a two-month review of the agreement… House Speaker Boehner accused Obama of abandoning his own objectives for the negotiations and called the agreement unacceptable. It’s going to hand a dangerous regime billions of dollars in sanctions relief while paving the way for a nuclear Iran,” he said. “If it’s as bad a deal as I think it is at this point, we’ll do everything we can to stop it.”
VA, Pope, Crist, Lerner, Greece and Mini Ice Age
VA Threatens To Shut Down Hospitals As Vets Die Waiting For Benefits Unbelievable!! “A little less than a year ago, President Obama signed a bill that injected an additional $16 billion in the Department of VA.The measure was supposed to, as Obama put it, “ensure that veterans have access to the care that they’ve earned.” The money, he said, “will help the VA hire more doctors and more nurses and staff more clinics.” Obama said the bill also would improve accountability…Despite the huge cash infusion, the VA now says it needs another $2.5 billion to cover its medical costs for the rest of the year. And on Monday, officials at the VA threatened Congress that if they don’t get the money, they might have to shut some hospitals down next month. This is an agency, mind you, that is rife with fraud and abuse and a culture of “lawlessness and chaos,” as one official put it in an internal memo.”
Memo To Pope Francis: Free Market Capitalism Is The Miracle Cure For Poverty Read More At Investor’s Business Daily: AMEN!! “..the evidence is abundantly clear that it has been the spread of free market capitalism across the world that has done more to eradicate poverty than any other effort — government or charitable. As Mark Perry notes., the world poverty rate fell by an eye-popping 80% in just 36 years. Where 26.8% of the world lived on a $1 or less a day in 1970, only 5.4% did by 2006. In East Asia alone, the poverty rate dropped by 97%…”What accounts for that? United Nations? U.S. foreign aid? The International Monetary Fund? Central planning? No. It was globalization, free trade, the boom in international entrepreneurship,” Brooks said.”In short,” he said, “it was the free enterprise system, American style, which is our gift to the world. It is the best anti-poverty measure ever invented.”
Midnight raids, secret subpoenas: IRS’ Lerner close friends with leader who targeted Scott Walker “Lois Lerner and Kevin Kennedy, director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, were friends for 20 years and traded emails on campaign finance, politics, and personal matters between 2011 and 2013.. That was the same time frame the IRS increased its harassment of conservative groups and Wisconsin prosecutors conducted a secret John Doe probe of Walker’s allies, raising the troubling question of whether they coordinated their investigations.. Under Kennedy, the Government Accountability Board hired four investigators to conduct the probe and set aside staff for the investigation. Rep. state Sen. Darling and state Rep. Nygren. “It is clear that the harassment of conservative groups by Lerner at the federal level directly coincided with the harassment of conservative groups right here in our state.”
Common Core PARCC Test Consortium in ‘Death Spiral,’ Boston Globe Admits – Breitbart “Ze’ev Wurman, former senior policy adviser with the U.S. Dept. of Education under President Bush, said he believed the entire Common Core initiative’s days are numbered:[A]ll serious studies have found Common Core academically mediocre, trailing behind international high achievers in its expectations.. One is forced to conclude that Common Core’s “excellence” exists only in the mind of its peddlers ..“[M]uch of it could have been anticipated…planning that largely took place outside of public view creating distrust and raising questions about how much influence outside groups, companies, and philanthropists should have over local policy.”Just generally speaking, the lack of transparency and conflicts of interest seem to have no end where Common Core is concerned.”
Greece Capitulates to Creditors’ Demands to Cling to Euro Are the Greeks finally facing reality? We shall see. “Trust has to be rebuilt, the Greek authorities have to take on responsibility for what they agreed to,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after the meeting ended just before 9 a.m. in Brussels Monday. “It now hinges on step-by-step implementation of what we agreed. ”The agreement shifts the spotlight to the parliament in Athens, where lawmakers from Tsipras’s Syriza party mutinied when he sought their endorsement two days ago for spending cuts, pensions savings and tax increases. They have until Wednesday to pass into law key creditor demands, including streamlining value-added taxes, broadening the tax base to increase revenue and curbing pension costs.”
Rest Assured, Florida, Charlie Crist IS Running “Certainly the court’s decision Thursday pitches the District 13 seat straight down the middle for Charlie. It’s an 83-mile-per-hour batting-practice fast ball right in Charlie’s wheelhouse, unless the Legislature can come up with a palatable answer. But for now it looks like the always-candidate-wannabe might find the third time lucky, running against incumbent Republian Congressman David Jolly in a redrawn district that probably will provide enough Democrats to choke a horse. The court’s majority opinion was that Congressman David Jolly’s District 13 and Congresswoman Kathy Castor’s District 14 must be redrawn to avoid crossing Tampa Bay. It looks right now as if District 13 is going to get the whole of blue St. Petersburg. And St. Pete is Charlie’s hometown. He lives there, he’s comfortable there, he’s a household word there.”
Is a mini ICE AGE coming? Scientists warn the sun will ‘sleep’ in 2020 I wonder if Obama will say this mini ice-age is a result of global warming!! “A new study claims to have cracked predicting solar cycles – and says that between 2020 and 2030 solar cycles will cancel each other out.This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the ‘Maunder minimum’ – which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London’s River Thames to freeze over. The new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat… ‘Over the cycle, the waves fluctuate between the northern and southern hemispheres of the Sun. Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97%,’ said Zharkova.”
You Can’t Keep Up with Obama’s Incompetence, Corruption, and Hyperactivity Must Read!! “Even before the advent of ISIS, Obama originally touted this effort as a bulwark against the brutality of Assad.. “We are particularly interested in making sure that we are mobilizing the moderate forces inside of Syria,” Obama declared at a presidential debate on October 22, 2012. Thirty-two months later, Obama’s moderate Syrian force boasts a whopping five dozen members. Judicial Watch uncovered an IRS document that shows how the agency furnished the FBI with 21 computer disks bearing 1.25 million pages from some 113,000 tax records. This transfer included the improper disclosure of “confidential taxpayer information,” which is covered by two laws that carry criminal penalties: Internal Revenue Code Section 6103 and the federal Privacy Act.”