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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tea Party Protesters Denied Entrance to Congressional Offices

Apparently, the numbskulls that occupy the offices of the 'ruling class' in Washington want no contact with their constituents if they express views that are opposed to what the 'commissars' want.

Read the breaking news on the Tea Party protests and the latest on ObamaCare at Conservative Examiner.

It is a sheer outrage that taxpayers do not have access to the offices of their elected representatives!

Glenn Beck was Right--Leave Your Church if it Preaches 'Social Justice'

Fox News personality Glenn Beck created a firestorm of controversy among some in the Christian community when he stated this week that citizens should 'leave their churches if it preaches/teaches the concept of social justice.'

He is 100% correct.

No real Christian should sit in church week after week and listen to Marxism couched in Christian terminology, which is precisely what 'social justice' is--Marxism deceptively couched in Christian terminology.

I can just hear the howls of protest now.  "But, but....,' some Christians may well say, 'Jesus taught that we are to care for the poor, the underprivileged, the downtrodden, the sick, and the oppressed.'

That much is quite correct.  But where, pray tell, did Jesus EVER say that this is the job of government?

The words of Jesus with regard to relief work are always directed at INDIVIDUALS, not governments.  This is a key distinction.  The Christian Gospel is primarily about the INDIVIDUAL's relationship with God, and NOT 'the community's.'

If Jesus' words are directed toward government policy, then that abdicates the individual of any personal responsibility.  After all, 'the government will take care of it.'

This is in direct contradiction to the tenor, tone, and position of the Christian message.  With regard to one's relationship with God, it is essential that the INDIVIDUAL 'work out your salvation with fear and trembling,' meaning that it is between you and God, alone.  Only when you stand alone before God as a sinner will you ever experience the need for and wonder of grace.

In like manner, with regard to helping the poor, the message of Jesus is illustrated in the story of the 'good Samaritan,' who personally and individually got off of his donkey, gave aid to the man who was beaten by robbers, and then took him to a place for care where he, the Samaritan, paid for the man's care OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET.

There was no expectation that government do anything whatsoever.

And Jesus never once insinuated in this story that government had any role or SHOULD have any role in the man's care.  It was all about one single solitary man--a 'good' Samaritan, who took the initiative to help a fellow human being of his own free choice.

My friends, let me be as plain-spoken and frank as I possibly can be.  If your church teaches any other Gospel than the one outlined above, which is taken directly from the Bible, then it is preaching outright heresy.  It is FALSE.  It is dangerous.  It is anti-Christian and anti-God.

Why?  Because it takes a totally secular system--Marxism, which advocates complete government control over all matters, such as healthcare--and teaches it under the guise of Christianity.  It is dishonest, underhanded, and aimed at fooling the poor unsuspecting parishioners sitting in the pew.

If I found out that my church preached and taught Marxism couched in Christian terminology, I would leave immediately and find another church.  If I went through my church's official positions and literature and found they promote Socialistic, government-based solutions to the problems of humankind, then I would leave that church immediately.  Why?  Because it is anti-Christ, pure and simple.

When government gives things to some people, it must take things from others by force.  That is oppression.  That is stealing.  And it is evil.  Yet many churches advocate for this very thing. 

Christ never taught such evil.  Jesus never embraced such gibberish.  And any preacher, or teacher, or priest, or rabbi who says differently is a bare-faced liar.  Get out of their church!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Government Control of Healthcare 'Not a Done Deal'

New numbers indicate that this battle for the heart of soul of our Constitutional Republic is far from over.

There is some hope, as you will see in this report at Conservative Examiner.

Hang in, Patriots! As Yogi says, 'It's not over 'till it's over.' 

48 Hours to Doomsday

In approximately 48 hours or so, Doomsday will descend on the Republic if Congress approves ObamaCare, the vote for which will occur, according to Congressional Democrats, on Sunday.

The bill is sheer tyranny...the epitome of government oppression our Founders warned against.

It forces citizens to buy insurance.  It places the IRS in a 'government spy' position over the citizens, sort of like, you know, the old KGB in the Soviet Union and Hitler's SS.  It removes privacy protections from your medical records.  It places the government in charge of delivery of care, including informing you what you can and cannot have done regarding your personal health.  And it tells you when you become too old for it to be 'worth it' for the government to pay for your continued care.  Thus, the death panels.

But that's not all.  It outlaws private student loans and places the government in complete control over that too.  Oh yes, this was added to the bill to bribe some of those who didn't like the healthcare portion.

Now, the government already owns GM, part of Chrysler, part of the banking and mortgage industry, and now they wish to add the U.S. Healthcare System and the student loan industry.

Hell, why not just 'nationalize' everything and be done with it?

Never forget some of our fellow citizens voted for these tyrants.  Who keeps sending Pelosi back to Congress, year after year?  Some of our fellow citizens are just as Marxist as the tyrants in Congress and the White House.

Thus, we will have no one but ourselves to blame for our woes when this monstrosity is forced upon us.

The clock is ticking my friends.  It may be 48 hours to Doomsday but it is 5 seconds to midnight on the tyranny clock.  If we can stop this massive government intrusion into private lives, we will have saved the Republic.  But if we don't, then as Reagan said, we will be 'doomed to a thousand years of darkness.' 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

3000 percent

In a taxpayer funded campaign speech yesterday (although the campaign ended in November of 2008), Barack Obama stated that his healthcare plan would save small business owners '3000 percent' on the premiums they pay for their employees.

Wow.  That's quite a claim, there, Mr. President.

But then, we have grown so accustomed to your whoppers that these things hardly cause a blip on the screen anymore.  But this one was, well...a little too far over the top to let go without comment.

Now, let's break down the figures and crunch the numbers for a bit, shall we?

Let's say my small business has 5 employees and their healthcare premiums, which I pay as their employer, is $12,000 per year--which is admittedly a very low figure, but this is just for illustration.

A mere 100% reduction in my premiums would mean that I would pay ZERO for their healthcare.

But Obama said his plan would result in a 3000% reduction in my premiums.

Do you see where this is going?  A 200% reduction would mean the government would pay ME $12,000 per year to cover my employees.  You add up the figures.  At 3000% I will be a multi-millionaire as a struggling small business owner.

The Great One has come to save the day and to pay me millions of bucks per year to provide healthcare for my employees!

WOW!  Now I can hire several hundred employees who won't have to work at all (I don't have the business for that many), but just think of what Obama will pay me to cover them.  I'll be a trillionaire in no time flat.  It will benefit me to hire scores of employees who don't have to work!

(Seriously, what a complete, unadulterated, lying, stinking, Marxist imbecile we have in the White House!).

ALERT! Democrats Defeat GOP Effort to Block Approval of Healthcare Without a Vote

Republicans in the House attempted to block an effort by the Democratic leadership to move the ObamaCare bill forward using a parliamentary procedure known as 'the Slaughter rule,' which will allow the legislation to be approved without a vote.

The GOP attempt failed in a vote this afternoon, as Democrats seem determined to approve an unpopular bill using a sly cloaking device.

This conveniently gives cover to Democrats who do not wish to be on the record supporting the massive 2 trillion dollar program, given that their constituents back home are so livid they could tar and feather their elected reps.

Fox News reports the story.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/18/2010

Focusing on guns, politics and news of interest pertaining to firearms rights, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea wants to know if it is really anti-Semitic to say that gun grabbers are 'bagel-brained.'  Read about the latest flap involving the Southern Poverty Law Center and it's idiotic attack on Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

Western Rifle Shooters Association answers the question, 'Why have an open carry rally on the Potomac in April?'  Video of the great Judge Andrew Napolitano as well!

Kurt Hofmann has the riveting 'No Guns for Negroes, Chicago Style.'

Conservative Libertarian Outpost sends us a special GOA alert concerning the anti-gun ObamaCare bill.

GunRights4US provides commentary on the ObamaCare bill and the coming civil unrest.  Get prepared, folks!

Pax Parabellum gives us an update on Tennessee handgun carry.

Standing By reports that Virginia is set to approve a restaurant carry bill.

Tam has yet unreported news on a new AR carbine.

Traction Control has a range report and some gun porn.

The Rustmeister has a pic of 'tactical facepalm.'  LOL.

Walls of the City blogs about a friend who got his handgun carry permit revoked.  Take a look.

Say Uncle points to an investigation into a firearms manufacturer...because 'bullets have lead.'  Sheesh. 

Democrats Mock Voters Who Protest ObamaCare

In a curious development given that the vast majority of voters oppose the ObamaCare plan, the Democrats are mocking voters who protest the government takeover of healthcare in D.C.

That story is here, at Conservative Examiner.

Are they asking for an electoral bloodbath in November?  Or is there yet a hidden game plan that we know nothing about?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Why Would Obama Grant an Interview on a Network That He and His Handlers Said Was 'Not a Real News Network'?

A Judge Takes Apart ObamaCare Bill, Point by Point

From Barrie N. Jones:

Subject: : Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX -
HB3200 highlighted pages most egregious 
Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59

JUDGE KITHIL wrote:  "I have reviewed selected sections of the bill, and find it unbelievable that our Congress, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, could come up with a bill loaded with so many wrong-headed elements."
"Both Republicans and Democrats are equally responsible for the financial mess of both Social Security and Medicare programs."
"I am opposed to HB 3200 for a number of reasons.  
To start with, it is estimated that a federal bureaucracy of more than 150,000 new employees will be required to administer HB3200.  That is an unacceptable expansion of a government that is already too intrusive in our lives.  If we are going to hire 150,000 new employees, let's put them to work protecting our borders, fighting the massive drug problem and putting more law enforcement/firefighters out there."
JUDGE KITHIL continued:  "Other problems I have with this bill include:

** Page 50/section 152:  The bill will provide insurance
to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

** Page 58 and 59: The government will have
real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

** Page 65/section 164:  The plan will be subsidized (by
the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).

** Page 203/line 14-15:  The tax imposed under this
section will not be treated as a tax.  (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

** Page 241 and 253:  Doctors will all be paid the same
regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.

** Page 272.! section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration
care according to the patient's age.

** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a
prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates
advance-care planning consultations.  Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counceling.)

** Page 429,  line 13-25:  The government will specify
which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

HAD ENOUGH????  Judge Kithil then goes on:

"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not
apply to members of Congress.  Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick 'fix' to make the plan financially sound for their future."

                   Honorable David Kithil
                    Marble Falls , Texas

All of the above should give you the point blank
ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare. Please send this information on to all of your email contacts.

"Why the Democrats are on a Suicide Mission"

Ever wonder why?

Fan the Fire has some insight.

Report: 'ObamaCare BS'

It's time for a fact check on the claims of Barack Obama concerning the government takeover of healthcare.

We could refer to this appropriately as 'ObamaCare BS.'

Read all about it here.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/17/2010

Focusing on guns, politics and news of interest pertaining to firearms rights, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Vanderboegh updates us on the continuing saga of ATF shenanigans and its far-reaching repercussions.

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts several must-read items today, along with the links.  Take a look, and don't forget the massive 2A rally in D.C. in April.

Kurt Hofmann announces that the Second Amendment Foundation has started a new international gun rights organization.

David Codrea examines whether or not the healthcare bill, in its current form, is still a threat to gun owners.

Days of our Trailers blasts the mainstream media over its misleading mantra--'highway shootings haunt America's roadways.'

KC3 reports that the Kentucky Governor has signed into law some important concealed carry legislation.

John Jacob H posts a must-read about Second Amendment interpretation and politicians.

Alphecca makes a point regarding semantics concerning gun rights..errr...I mean, gun owner rights.

The Newbius Papers presents a hypothetical court case involving the Mossberg firearms and the ATF.

Way Up North gives us a bit of gun porn for our viewing pleasure.

Obama Continues Free-Fall in Gallup Shocker Poll

He's going down but doubles down on healthcare, oblivious to overwhelming public disapproval.

Read about it at Conservative Examiner.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Operation Code Red Alert has begun in Washington, D.C.

Fox News and CNN have reported that Tea Party activists are gathering in Washington.  Some have already confronted Congressmen in their offices.

Videos and new reports can be found at Conservative Examiner.

ObamaCare may be on the brink of either its demise or its rifling of the country into outright war. 

"There Can Be No 'Reconciliation' on the 'Health Care' Tyranny Short of the Grave"

The following sobering article should be read very carefully in its entirety.  It contains a stark warning to the Stalinists who are presently pushing a tyrannical health care plan on a resistant public.  Our Congress creatures had best take heed.

There Can Be No "Reconciliation" on the "Health Care" Tyranny Short of the Grave


FreedomWorks, the Dick Armey bunch that is desperately trying to co-opt the Tea Party movement, is currently pushing a petition drive called "No reconciliation."

Now I suppose that petitioning for redress of grievances, while a waste of time at this point (for the domestic enemies in control have made up their minds), is otherwise not a bad thing. But as I looked at the slick ad linked above, I realized that the ad was truer than its designers knew. They truly have NO idea how right they are.

We are finally, after a hundred years or so, on the cusp of deciding the Founders' question, the eternal question:

"Which is to be the master, the federal government or the people?"

We have finally split into two unreconciliable camps over an issue that cannot be finessed, striking as it does in its arrogant, dictatorial presumption, at the lives and liberties of every single American. Unless I miss my guess, this will not be decided by anything less than an exchange of shots and a subsequent spasm of violence that can only properly be described as civil war.

How, indeed, can we be "reconciled?"

They are passing a law by the "Slaughter process" (again, how unknowingly right they are) that will force us to do something patently, on its face, unconstitutional. If we refuse to participate in our own oppression, we will be fined. If we refuse to pay the fine, we will be arrested. If we refuse to submit to arrest we will be killed.

These are our choices, forced upon us by the tyranny of the power of a legislative majority. A majority, I might add, whose legitimacy is no longer recognized by the majority of the population.

There can be no "reconciliation" between tyranny and liberty, there can only be war. There is no "reconciliation" between those who say, "You will or we will kill you" and those who say "We will not cooperate in our own enslavement." There is, in the end, no "reconciliation" between good and evil. One wins, the other loses. For a time on earth or forever in eternity.

Nancy Pelosi and all her ilk should remember this: People who are willing to die for their principles, or their country, are most often willing to kill in defense of them as well. This is something they should think about now, while they still have the ability to change their fate.

Folks, I tell you now with absolute certainty that after these tyrant wannabes pass this law -- failing some atypical, miraculous intervention by the black robes -- the only way it can be "reconciled" is with the muzzles of three million rifles.

You, the Three Percent, own those rifles.

They sit, most of them, in your closets and gunsafes, gathering dust.

The time has come and passed to take them out, clean them, re-zero them, touch up on your marksmanship skills . . . and wait for their next deadly move upon us.

For the Gramscian collectivists are coming for our God-given liberty once again, this time threatening the entire weight of the federal enforcement Leviathan upon us if we do not obey -- if we do not, once more, back up grumbling.

It is ironic, but strangely fitting, that they should wrap their tyranny in the allegedly soft "good intentions" of so-called "health care." In truth, this is just the latest in a long string of tyrannical lies told by an ideology with an insatiable appetite for the liberty, the property, the money and, in the end, the lives, of all of the rest of us, including our children.

Only this time, we must be ready to give them a different answer -- the Founders' answer at Lexington and Concord of sacred memory.

We will not back up.

We will not go away.

We WILL resist.

They have given us no choice.

The die is being cast this very day by a tyrannical national legislature.

There can be no "reconciliation" short of the grave.

Get ready.

The rough beast, its time come 'round again, slouches toward Washington City to be born.

Mike Vanderboegh
The alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters

Mass Exodus of Physicians

You may be losing your doctor very soon.  At least 100 million out of the 300 million citizens with health insurance may find themselves the victims of a mass exodus of physicians.

At least 1/3 of present physicians in America are saying they are prepared to leave medicine entirely very soon.  And here is the reason why.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/16/2010

Focusing on guns, politics and news of interest pertaining to firearms rights, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea says that any would-be Tea Party leader should be forced to prove their support for the Second Amendment.  I agree wholeheartedly.

Kurt Hofmann has a most interesting article today entitled, 'Blaming Guns for Childhood Obesity.'

Roberta X posts an intriguing map comparing states with the most restrictive gun laws to those with the most bars.

Dustin's Gun Blog gives us a gun legislative update from Arizona.

GunRights4US posts the latest gun rights gem from the great photographer, Olek Volk.

Western Rifle Shooters Association has another good one from Volk.

Brigid's latest is about knowing your limitations--when to stop--and that, of course, involves firearms.

Say Uncle has the quote of the day on the anti-gun bigots.

Sebastian reports that the Bradys are misrepresenting concerns about open carry.

The Wandering Minstrel correlates the Brady ratings to the violent crime rate.

Vanderboegh writes about the latest ATF flap, including 'Zoro' and the Len Savage response.

Tam comments on Joe Huffman's contention that gun owners have a right to be angry.

Way Up North posts 'Guns in Fairbanks' on the open carry debate.

The Rustmeister reports that the city of Memphis is selling guns, and the Commercial Appeal newspaper is having a hissy.

Obama Blasts Insurance Companies, Ignores Medicare/Medicaid Denials of Care

Obama is perpetuating a common myth concerning the private health insurance industry...while conveniently hiding a stunning fact about the federal government.

Read this report at Conservative Examiner, but be prepared to get fighting mad.

It's time to stop the madness in Washington!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Administration's Arrogance on Display--Axelrod Dares GOP (VIDEO)

If ever there were any doubt that this Administration grows more arrogant by the day, White House Adviser David Axelrod's appearance on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday dispelled that doubt.

Axelrod dared the GOP over healthcare.  Unbelievable.

Conservative Examiner reports, along with video commentary.

Axelrod says he wants a fight--after the Marxists in Congress pass ObamaCare.  I say let's have that fight RIGHT NOW.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 3/15/2010

Focusing on guns, politics and news of interest pertaining to firearms rights, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Brigid has important reading on corrosive cleanup of firearms...a highly informative post.

Texas Fred reports the big news that the gun used in the Pentagon shooting came from none other than the Tennessee police.

Days of our Trailers provides a good roundup for Illinois Second Amendment issues.

Tam announces that there is an ultra-rare Smith & Wesson for sale.  Go take a look and follow the link.

David Codrea says that punishment is still the norm in NYC and D.C. for armed self-defense.

Kurt Hofmann reports that one police department says Tasers are best of self-defense, while another police department has trading in their tasers for patrol rifles.

Way Up North muses on firearms rights and the need for weapons-free-zones around political figures, AND, the supposed need for gun-free zones on certain designated pieces of property.  Several excellent points made.

The Wandering Minstrel blogs on the 'K' rifles along with some excellent photos.

Breda has important word or two to say about chics with firearms.  Go.  Read.

Robb Allen has a good visual as to why guns in places that serve alcohol is no big deal.  Take a look.

Pax Parabellum reminds us that when you act stupid, you can get your handgun permit revoked.

MOWCA provides an urgent follow-up to the status of Wayne Fincher, the man falsely arrested on federal firearms charges who now sits in a jail cell.  It seems that his health issues are worsening.  Read this report, pray for Wayne, and act as you see fit.

MOWCA also reports that Wayne's criminal docket case has been made public.  You can read it at the link.

Alphecca points out the complete fallacy of the supposed 'common sense' gun control the liberals are always talking about.

A Friend's Brother Gives His Life Defending His Country

Our condolences go to our friend and patriot, Armed Citizen, upon the death of his brother, who gave his life defending our country and our liberties.

Go and read about this valliant young man at the link above.

Our prayers are surely with his family and friends.

Palin Teams Up with Beck in Tulsa, Draws 6000 for Rally

According to Mike McCarville, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck teamed up for a big rally in Tulsa, OK over the weekend:

From The Tulsa World ~ Conservative superstars Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck called for Americans to demand a smaller government that adheres to the principles of its founding fathers during a rally in downtown Tulsa on Saturday.
In front of about 6,000 enthusiastic fans, they criticized President Barack Obama's administration, Washington politicians, progressives and journalists while advocating for average people who they say aren't being heard by those in power.
Read the entire report at the link provided above.

Vanderboegh on Assassination

The following is a Mike Vanderboegh classic on why assassination is a terrible idea, even in turbulent, tyrannical times such as the present.  Read it all and THINK.

Sipsey Street Irregulars

Sunday, March 14, 2010
Assassination Redux

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand set off World War One and led to the deaths of millions.


A little over two years ago, I wrote the guest essay below for David Codrea's War on Guns blog. I think it bears repeating.


Guest Editorial: Assassination
by Mike Vanderboegh
26 February 2008


"Assassination has never changed the history of the world” -- Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)


Disraeli didn't live long enough to witness the reaction to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 -- which swept away the entire world that Disraeli knew and left millions of dead rotting in muddy graves. If he had, he might have changed his mind about the power of assassination to work evil in the world far beyond the corpse of a single victim.

As we live in a nation of historical amnesiacs, I doubt that one American in a thousand has ever heard of Herschel Feibel Grynszpan. I have, and I thought of him as I watched one of Barack Hussein Obama's flights of charismatic oratory the other day. Here's a sample:

"... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama" - Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire, January 7, 2008.

Obama, it seems clear at this writing, will be the nominee of the Democrat party in this election. Forget the "Obamamania"; forget the fainting teenage girls in scenes reminiscent of Elvis, the Beatles or Hitler; forget the messianic lines such as those above; forget the fact that the "old bulls" of the Democrat party have finally decided that the eternal traveling soap opera of the Clinton co-presidency is an embarrassment they can do without. Forget all that and remember this:

In January, Mr. Obama raised a stunning $36.1 million in contributions from individuals, more than 2.5 times the $13.8 million that Mrs. Clinton raised from individuals last month. To fully appreciate Mr. Obama's feat, let's put his January windfall in perspective. Recall that Howard Dean emerged as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination at the end of 2003 in large part because he had raised $40.9 million from individuals during the entire year. In the single month of January, Mr. Obama raised 88 percent of Mr. Dean's 2003 total. And, by all indications, he did so without breaking a sweat. Moreover, if a stiff like John Kerry, who managed to raise only $19.4 million from individual contributions throughout 2003, was then able to raise a mind-boggling $180 million during the five months (March-July in 2004) after he sewed up the Democratic nomination, imagine how many hundreds of millions of dollars Mr. Obama will be able to raise before the Democratic National Convention in late August if he knocks Mrs. Clinton out in Ohio and Texas on March 4. No wonder he is running from his commitment to accept public funding for the general election if the Republican nominee agreed to do so. -- Washington Times editorial, "Obama's Financial Juggernaut," 24 February 2008.

If money is the ammunition of American politics as practiced in the early 21st Century (and it is), Hillary is about to go down in a shootout that will look like the final scene of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- with Obama playing the part of the Bolivian Army. Indeed, John McCain will likely also be far outgunned in the general election, which by all accounts has already begun. Hillary, say those who study the minutiae of American politics, is a dead candidate walking and John McCain ain't feeling too good either. (See Michael Barone's "The General Begins," 23 February 2008)

So, (to use an old phrase of Louisiana politics) unless someone comes up with pictures of Obama in bed with a live boy or a dead girl (and Teddy Kennedy could probably even help Barack out with THAT one) OR Osama's boys go nuclear in New York, Barack Hussein Obama is going to be the next President of the United States. Unless, that is, he meets up with a modern cousin of Herschel Feibel Grynszpan on his way to the Oval Office.


The son of Polish Jews who emigrated to Germany in 1911, Herschel Grynszpan was born in Hanover in 1921, where his father Sendel had a modest tailor's shop. Herschel had an elder sister, Esther, and brother, Mordechai. After Hitler came to power, the Grynszpan family began to suffer persecution. To keep their oldest son safe, in 1936 Sendel and Berta sent the 15 year old Herschel to Belguim to live with his uncle and aunt. Shortly afterward, Herschel crossed illegally into France seeking work, moving to Paris. He spent the next two years trying to get legal residence in France, without which he could not work or study legally, but was rejected by French officials. His reentry permit for Germany expired in April 1937 and his Polish passport expired in January 1938, leaving him without legal papers. Meanwhile, his family's position back in Germany was becoming desperate. The Nazi boycott of Jewish shops was killing his father's tailoring business and his siblings lost their jobs. On 26 October, the Gestapo was ordered to arrest and deport immediately all Polish Jews in Germany.

The Grynszpans were among the estimated 12,000 Polish Jews arrested, stripped of their property and herded aboard trains headed for Poland. When they got to the border, they were forced to walk two kilometers to the Polish border town of Zbszyn. But the Poles, every bit as anti-Semitic as the Nazis, refused to admit them. The Grynszpans and thousands of other Polish-Jewish deportees were left stranded at the border, fed only occasionally by the Polish Red Cross and Jewish welfare organizations. It was from Zbszyn that Berta Grynszpan sent a postcard to Herschel in Paris, telling him what had happened and pleading with him to rescue them and arrange for them to emigrate to America - which was an impossibility. Berta's postcard reached Herschel on Thursday 3 November. Herschel decided to avenge his parents' persecution.

Four days later Herschel wrote a farewell postcard to his parents and went to a gunshop where he bought a 6.35mm pistol and a box of 25 rounds, for 235 francs. He then walked to the German Embassy and went inside, asking to see an embassy official -- he later said he had wanted to kill the German ambassador. The clerk on duty asked Ernst vom Rath, a junior embassy official, to see him. When Grynszpan entered vom Rath's office, he pulled out his gun and shot vom Rath three times in the abdomen. He shouted "You're a filthy boche" and said he was acting in the name of 12,000 persecuted Jews. Grynszpan made no attempt to resist or escape. He freely confessed to shooting vom Rath, who died two days later. Grynszpan said that his motive for doing so was to avenge the persecuted German Jews. Ironically, vom Rath was in fact an anti-Nazi and was under investigation by the Gestapo at the time of his death. Heck, he wasn't even an anti-Semite but he died just the same.

The Nazis had been planning to let loose their Brownshirts on the Jewish community for some time. Grynszpan's act was just the excuse they were looking for. Vom Rath died on the fifteenth anniversary of the Munich Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, the greatest day of the Nazi calendar. That night Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels made an incendiary speech to veteran Nazis at the Bürgerbräukeller beer hall in Munich. Goebbels hinted that there might be "spontaneous outbursts" against the Jews. The assembled Nazi leaders needed no further encouragement.

Thus began the anti-Jewish pogrom known as the "Night of Broken Glass," or in German, "Kristallnacht." On the night of 9-10 November 1938 the Nazis fanned out across Germany. During Kristallnacht over 7,500 Jewish shops were destroyed and 400 synagogues were burnt down. More than 1 billion Reichsmarks' damage to property was reported - and Jews were unable to file insurance claims for property losses. Ninety-one Jews were killed and more than 30,000 were sent to concentration camps (where over a thousand died within a short time of beatings, outright murder and disease). The rest were released some months later. Those who could, left Germany after that. The ones who didn't perished later with all their kin in the Holocaust. Herschel Grynszpan set out to make an anti-Nazi gesture, inadvertently killed an anti-Nazi, and gave the Nazis the excuse for the first nationwide assault on the Jews. It was the Law of Unintended Consequences writ large. And it was only the beginning. As William Shirer wrote in Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:

On the flaming, riotous night of November 9, 1938, the Third Reich had deliberately turned down a dark and savage road from which there was no return, A good many Jews had been murdered and tortured and robbed before, but these crimes, except for those which took place in concentration camps, had been committed mostly by brown-shirted rowdies acting out of their own sadism and greed while the State authorities looked on, or looked the other way. Now the German government itself had organized and carried out a vast pogrom. The killings, the looting, the burning of synagogues and houses and shops on the night of November 9 were its doing. So were the official decrees, duly published in the official gazette, the Reichsgesetzblatt . . . which fined the Jewish community a billion marks, eliminated them from the economy, robbed them of what was left of their property and drove them toward the ghetto -- and worse." (Page 434)

Gerald Schwab, who witnessed the events of Kristallnacht as a German Jewish boy and who later researched the case, titled his 1990 book The Day the Holocaust Began, as indeed it did. One wonders what Grynszpan made of the awful result of his assassination of vom Rath. We cannot know because two years later, after the fall of France, Herschel passed into German custody and thereafter disappeared into what the Nazis called "Nacht und Nebel" -- Night and Fog. Never heard of "Night and Fog?":

"After lengthy consideration, it is the will of the Führer that the measures taken against those who are guilty of offenses against the Reich or against the occupation forces in occupied areas should be altered. The Führer is of the opinion that in such cases penal servitude or even a hard labor sentence for life will be regarded as a sign of weakness. An effective and lasting deterrent can be achieved only by the death penalty or by taking measures which will leave the family and the population uncertain as to the fate of the offender. Deportation to Germany serves this purpose." -- Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler, Nacht und Nebel Decree to the Gestapo, 7 December 1942.

Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel ordered: "The prisoners are, in future, to be transported to Germany secretly, and further treatment of the offenders will take place here; these measures will have a deterrent effect because - A. The prisoners will vanish without a trace. B. No information may be given as to their whereabouts or their fate."

Having served the Nazis unintentionally but well, Grynszpan vanished into the Nacht und Nebel. Grynszpan apparently died in one of their camps in the final year of the war. In one final ironic twist, Grynszpan's parents -- who had been so concerned about Herschel's safety that they sent him to "safety" within pistol range of vom Rath -- survived the war.

The Last Crossroad, or, Take Another Spin Around Dealey Plaza

"If I were Barack Obama, I wouldn't walk my dog in Fort Marcy Park." -- Neal Boortz.

Boortz's crack was obviously directed at the Clintons, who have a history, as they say. Personally, I think Obama can survive the Clintons. Their old voodoo has lost its juju, and one almost pities them in their bewilderment as Obama dances around their already-dug political graves -- almost. What is unclear at this point is whether Obama can survive the other dark forces lurking under the surface of our body politic.

We are coming up on a crossroads in our Republic's long journey, perhaps the last crossroads -- one fork of which can lead to "Kristallnacht" and "Nacht und Nebel." To the power-hungry elites who are tired of tiptoeing around the sensibilities (and latent power) of the American armed citizen to achieve their goals, Barack Obama may be worth more dead than alive.

Obama's friends and supporters have long worried about the target painted on his back. In an Associated Press story that ran a couple of days ago, David Crary reports:

For many black Americans, it's a conversation they find hard to avoid, revisiting old fears in the light of bright new hopes. They watch with wonder as Barack Obama moves ever closer to becoming America's first black president. And they ask themselves, their family, their friends: Is he at risk? Will he be safe? . . . But concern about Obama's safety transcends racial lines. He has white supporters who see him as an inspiring, youthful advocate of change in the mold of Robert F. Kennedy, and they are mindful of Kennedy's assassination just two months after King's. Pam Hart, the principal of a multiracial elementary school in the Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham, said she is struck by the contrast between some of the black students there, innocently excited about Obama's candidacy, and the more anxious perspective of older people who lived through the violence of the 1960s. "My 70-year-old aunt—every time I call her, she says she's really afraid Obama is going to be assassinated. She is so worried that history will repeat itself," said Hart. (Source:
Indeed, Monica Guzman, a liberal blogger at, reports that "An ugly topic is capturing attention on the Internet: Today the phrase 'assassinate Obama' appeared on a list of the top 100 Google search terms."

Guzman worries that reporting on the possibility of Obama's assassination will make it a fact. Other folks see Biblical prophecy at work. At , Harry Walther claims that he has decoded the Bible to predict this headline:


Whatever you may think of Harry's Bible scholarship (and I don't presume to know the will of God myself) Walther does have some good advice straight out of the book of Luke: "Watch and be ready . . .Pray always that you are accounted worthy to escape all these things and stand before the Son of God." (Luke 21: 34-36.)

That's certainly good advice for Obama, given that everybody including his friends are discussing his potential imminent demise. Witness this excerpt from New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny's "Hushed Worry About Obama's Safety":

Here in Dallas, those memories were raised in conversation after conversation with several of the 17,000 people who came to see Mr. Obama at a rally last week. “Right around the corner is the John Kennedy Memorial; everyone all around me was talking about it,” said Imogene Covin, a Democratic activist from Dallas. “In the back of my mind, it’s a possibility that something might happen because he’s something to gawk at right now. But you know why I think he will be safe? He has a broad range of people behind him.” That afternoon, Mr. Obama’s motorcade passed Dealey Plaza and the Texas Book Depository building, where the fatal shot was fired at President Kennedy in 1963. Several campaign aides looked out their windows, silently absorbing the scene. Not so for Mr. Obama, who later said he had not realized he was passing the site. And no one in his car pointed it out. “I’ve got to admit, that’s not what I was thinking about,” he said. “I was thinking about how I was starting to get a head cold and needed to make sure that I cleared up my nose before I got to the arena.” (NYT, 25 February 2008)


"Cui Bono?"

Of course the assassination of Barack Obama would play into the most hackneyed prejudices of the collectivist left and the "mainstream" news media who serve their interests. Not that Obama isn't an object of great concern to those of us who revere the Founders' Republic. As Bob Owens and other gun rights activists have pointed out, Obama is profoundly anti-freedom when it comes to firearms. (See This gun-grabbing tendency of Obama's may play a role in the general election, especially if the Heller decision goes against an individual interpretation of the Second Amendment. Of course, he has to make it to November for that to be an issue.

In addition, there is something about Obama's mesmerized followers and lack of substance that frightens many thoughtful folks. "By the Lord above, Mike, they're worse than Jonestown koolaid drinkers!" said a friend of mine after personally witnessing an Obama rally. "You could tell that they'd die for him, or kill for him, without a doubt in their minds or even knowing why," he marveled. In this, Obamamania approaches the cult of Thulsa Doom from Conan the Barbarian, as David Codrea and others have pointed out on waronguns blogspot.

Worse than that, though, is the emerging notion that Obama may be more anti-freedom and more, yes, anti-American, than Hillary Clinton on her worst day. Witness this incredible piece of analysis from "Spengler" at the Asia Times, "Obama's women reveal his secret":

"Cherchez la femme," advised Alexander Dumas in: "When you want to uncover an unspecified secret, look for the woman." In the case of Barack Obama, we have two: his late mother, the went-native anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his rancorous wife Michelle. Obama's women reveal his secret: he hates America. We
know less about Senator Obama than about any prospective president in American history. His uplifting rhetoric is empty, as Hillary Clinton helplessly protests. His career bears no trace of his own character, not an article for the Harvard Law Review he edited, or a single piece of legislation. He appears to be an empty vessel filled with the wishful thinking of those around him. But there is a real Barack Obama. No man - least of all one abandoned in infancy by his father - can conceal the imprint of an impassioned mother, or the influence of a brilliant wife...

Obama profiles Americans the way anthropologists interact with primitive peoples. He holds his own view in reserve and emphatically draws out the feelings of others; that is how friends and colleagues describe his modus operandi since his days at the Harvard Law Review, through his years as a community activist in Chicago, and in national politics. Anthropologists, though, proceed from resentment against the devouring culture of America and sympathy with the endangered cultures of the primitive world. Obama inverts the anthropological model: he applies the tools of cultural manipulation out of resentment against America. The probable next president of the United States is a mother's revenge against the America she despised.

Ann Dunham died in 1995, and her character emerges piecemeal from the historical record, to which I will return below. But Michelle Obama is a living witness. Her February 18 comment that she felt proud of her country for the first time caused a minor scandal, and was hastily qualified. But she meant it, and more. The video footage of her remarks shows eyes hooded with rage as she declares: "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment."

The desperation, frustration and disappointment visible on Michelle Obama's face are not new to the candidate's wife; as Steve Sailer, Rod Dreher and other commentators have noted, they were the theme of her undergraduate thesis, on the subject of "blackness" at Princeton University. No matter what the good intentions of Princeton, which founded her fortunes as a well-paid corporate lawyer, she wrote, "My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'Blackness' than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong."

Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public. Early in Obama's campaign, Michelle Obama could not restrain herself from belittling the senator. "I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama. There's Barack Obama the phenomenon. He's an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right? And then there's the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy's a little less impressive," she told a fundraiser in February 2007.

"For some reason this guy still can't manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn't get stale, and his five-year-old is still
better at making the bed than he is." New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported at the time, "She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she'd like to meet him sometime." Her handlers have convinced her to be more tactful since then.

"Frustration" and "disappointment" have dogged Michelle Obama these past 20 years, despite her US $300,000 a year salary and corporate board memberships. It is hard for the descendants of slaves not to resent America. They were not voluntary immigrants but kidnap victims, subjected to a century of second-class citizenship even after the Civil War ended slavery. Blackness is not the issue; General Colin Powell, whose parents chose to immigrate to America from the West Indies, saw America just as other immigrants do, as a land of opportunity. Obama's choice of wife is a fail-safe indicator of his own sentiments. Spouses do not necessarily share their likes, but they must have their hatreds in common. Obama imbibed this hatred with his mother's milk.

It is a disturbing analysis of Obama that Spengler presents and should be read in its entirety by everyone interested in the future of our country. (It can be found here: )

Spengler eschews, as do I, the notion that Obama is a closet Muslim:

Barack Obama received at least some instruction in the Islamic faith of his father and went with him to the mosque, but the importance of this experience is vastly overstated by conservative commentators who seek to portray Obama as a Muslim of sorts. Radical anti-Americanism, rather than Islam, was the reigning faith in the Dunham household. In the Muslim world of the 1960s, nationalism rather than radical Islam was the ideology of choice among the enraged. Radical Islam did not emerge as a major political force until the nationalism of a Gamal Abdel Nasser or a Sukarno failed. Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America . . ., but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States. There is nothing mysterious about Obama's methods. "A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is," wrote Karl Krauss.

And Spengler observes, "Americans are the world's biggest suckers." And, he says,

America has the great misfortune to have encountered Obama at the peak of his powers at its worst moment of vulnerability in a generation. With malice aforethought, he has sought out their sore point. . . . (Spengler details the current economic downturn and observes) In times of stress they have a baleful susceptibility to hucksters and conmen. Be afraid - be very afraid. America is at a low point in its fortunes, and feeling sorry for itself. When Barack utters the word "hope", they instead hear, "handout". A cynic might translate the national motto, E pluribus unum, as "something for nothing". Now that the stock market and the housing market have failed to give Americans something for nothing, they want something for nothing from the government. The trouble is that he who gets something for nothing will earn every penny of it, twice over. . .

It is conceivable that Barack Obama, if elected, will destroy himself before he destroys the country. Hatred is a toxic diet even for someone with as strong a stomach as Obama. As he recalled in his 1995 autobiography, Dreams From My Father, Obama idealized the Kenyan economist who had married and dumped his mother, and was saddened to learn that Barack Hussein Obama, Sr, was a sullen, drunken polygamist. The elder Obama became a senior official of the government of Kenya after earning a PhD at Harvard. He was an abusive drunk and philanderer whose temper soured his career.

The senior Obama died in a 1982 car crash. Kenyan government officials in those days normally spent their nights drinking themselves stupid at the Pan-Afrique Hotel. Two or three of them would be found with their Mercedes wrapped around a palm tree every morning. During the 1970s I came to know a number of them, mostly British-educated hollow men dying inside of their own hypocrisy and corruption.

Both Obama and the American public should be very careful of what they wish for. As the horrible example of Obama's father shows, there is nothing worse for an embittered outsider manipulating the system from within than to achieve his goals - and nothing can be more terrible for the system. Even those who despise America for its blunders of the past few years should ask themselves whether the world will be a safer place if America retreats into a self-pitying shell.

This is tough and scary stuff, to be sure and one might rightfully wonder who is serving it up. Wikipedia says that "Spengler is the pen name of an anonymous Internet columnist published in Asia Times Online since January 2000. He writes from a conservative Judeo-Christian religious perspective but in a provocatively iconoclastic style, using aspects of Western history and culture to comment on current geopolitical events."

My own guess is that he's an ex-pat Brit, probably an ex-MI5 or MI6 analyst/intellectual. (His analysis of Tolkein vs. Wagner found here is a classic.) As I know from personal experience in the 90s, while the British may not always make the smart decisions, they always have the best intelligence before doing so. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard comes to mind.

“Rome had Caesar, a man of remarkable governing talents, although it must be said that a ruler who arouses opponents to resort to assassination is probably not as smart as he ought to be.” -- Barbara Tuchman

So, if we accept that Spengler is correct about Obama's inner demons, we must admit that his election to the office of President can only portend terrible times ahead. Still, one must ask "Cui bono?" Or, to whose benefit would Obama's assassination work?

The Men in Black & the Cigarette Smoking Man

You'll dress only in attire specially sanctioned by MiB special services. You'll conform to the identity we give you, eat where we tell you, live where we tell you. From now on you'll have no identifying marks of any kind. You'll not stand out in any way. Your entire image is crafted to leave no lasting memory with anyone you encounter. You're a rumor, recognizable only as deja vu and dismissed just as quickly. You don't exist; you were never even born. Anonymity is your name. Silence your native tongue. You're no longer part of the System. You're above the System. Over it. Beyond it. We're "them." We're "they." We are the Men in Black. -- Zed, Men in Black, the movie.

"You're above the system." Isn't that the side of the current administration's bureaucracy that we see in the case US vs. Olofson? The ATF certainly acts as if its above the law. This is nothing new. Still, it would be silly to imagine that every evil event is the result of some conspiracy or another. I have never been one to believe that there is one human spider at the central web of our Republic's enemies. There are many competing spiders and many evil webs and the only thing they have in common is that they serve Lucifer's purpose. And despite having been pulled into the private investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing, I don't waste much time chasing "conspiracy theories." But a student of history would also be a fool if he didn't admit that unseen hands often pull distant triggers, either deliberately or inadvertently.

The bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. The dynamite came from an FBI snitch.

It is not insignificant that the Klan bombers of the 16th Street Baptist Church here in Birmingham in 1963 that killed four innocent little girls got their dynamite from an FBI informant, Tommy Rowe. (For more about Rowe, see The Informant: The FBI, the Ku Klux Klan and the Murder of Viola Liuzzo by Dr. Gary May, 2005.) It is also pertinent that Emad Salem, the FBI informant on the inside of the first World Trade Center bombing conspiracy, offered to his handlers the option of doing a "switcheroo" on the bombers, substituting a harmless powder for the deadly explosives and thereby preventing any potential catastrophe. The FBI spurned his offer. And if you believe that Tim McVeigh's call to federal informant Andreas Carl Strassmeir at Elohim City, Oklahoma prior to the OKC bombing was a wrong number, you probably still believe in the tooth fairy as well. For my money, these facts representing 30 years of FBI incompetence and/or complicity (take your pick) form what I call a pattern.

Again, cui bono? The reaction to the 16th Street church bombing broke the back of segregation in the south. It also discredited for a generation the Founders' concept of the Tenth Amendment, which had been stupidly linked to the denial of constitutional rights that segregation represented. (Much as the concept of secession, which the Founders certainly envisioned as a possibility if the central government became too onerous, was discredited by its use to defend the institution of human slavery.) The OKC bombing reelected Bill Clinton. (He said so himself, on the plane coming back to DC the day after the election. "It broke the spell," he told reporters.) And the first World Trade Center bombing (before all those embarrassing little facts about their prior knowledge came out) reinforced the FBI's cultivated image as the squeaky clean defender of America. Dragonslayers need dragons if they are to be willingly fed by the gullible peasantry.

Was Lee Harvey Oswald really the "lone gunman?" Or was President Kennedy killed by the Cigarette Smoking Man from X-Files? How about Martin Luther King? Was it "Old Smokey" as Mulder called him, or James Earl Ray? Does it matter? The Nazis did not send Herschel Grynszpan to vom Rath's Paris embassy office. But they certainly benefited from his death.

Justice Robert Jackson once warned, "I cannot say that our country could have no secret police without becoming totalitarian, but I can say with great conviction that it cannot become totalitarian without a centralized national police." He also said this: "The most odious of all oppressions are those which mask as justice."

In the aftermath of an Obama assassination, all oppressions will be masked as justice. And it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what would happen to individual liberty in this country (especially that of American gunowners) if Obama is assassinated during the campaign. His killer would no doubt be found wearing a "Minuteman" hat, with a Gun Owners of America membership card in his wallet. The worst provisions of the PATRIOT Act and the other counter-terrorism laws passed in the last ten years would be focused on us, the armed citizenry of the United States.

So while the prospect of an Obama presidency is scary, the threat of an Obama assassination is worse. Personally, I'll take my crises one at a time as they present themselves. If Obama gets elected and proves to be as great a danger to our liberties as we fear, I'll worry about that then. But for now, if Obama comes to my town to make one of his kool-aid drinker, swooning teenybopper highfalutin' speeches, you'll find me and my friends working the crowd, protecting his skinny butt from harm. If you're smart, you will too. Just watch out for the FBI, the Men in Black and the Cigarette Smoking Man -- and the powerful elites they serve.

Mike Vanderboegh
PO Box 926
Pinson AL 35126

Another Democrat Indicates a NO Vote on ObamaCare

Democratic Representative Stupak has made it clear he will not be voting yes to ObamaCare due to its use of taxpayer funds for abortions.  We can now add another Democratic representative to the list of those voting NO:

Boucher voted "no" in November, but had been listed as undecided. This report makes his position seem pretty clear:
U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Friday he could not support health care reform legislation that includes heavy cuts to Medicare, a position he has held since his first vote against the package and his party’s move to push legislation through Congress
Boucher said he needs to see whatever deal is being cobbled together.
“I am very concerned about a number of things. First, we do not have a text of the legislation before us. That is still being discussed and negotiated. Obviously, I will withhold any judgment until I review it very carefully. I do have concerns about a number of matters I anticipate being in the draft, however,” he said.
Boucher said he is hearing that cuts to Medicare funding to help pay for the reform package “may be as great as $500 billion. That’s ‘billion’ with a ‘B.’”
That sounds like a clear NO vote to me.  The Weekly Standard has the story.

Rep. Louise Slaughter is a Village Idiot Who Needs to be Tarred and Feathered

Another one to add to our growing list of Congressmen and Senators in Washington who need to be tarred and feathered:

Would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democratic leaders try to cram the Senate version of Obamacare through the House without actually having a recorded vote on the bill?

Not only is the answer yes, they would, they have figured out a way to do it, according to National Journal's Congress Daily:

House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.

"Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.

"Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. 'Once the CBO gives us the score, we'll spring right on it,' she said."
It seems Slaughter wants the House to approve ObamaCare without even voting on it.  What a slimey, putrid bag of corruption would even suggest such a thing?  Read it all here.