Why Do I Have To Show ID When Obama Shows None?

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I just went through this in re-instating my architectural license in AZ. They wanted me to provide college transcripts, proof of registration in previous states, proof of passing the national licensing exam, and 30 year professional experience (work) history, proof of citizenship, proof of Social Security registration, and government-provided photo ID (not necessary to vote in every state won by Barack Obama in the recent election) – all of which I had to provide 8 years ago upon being licensed initially in the state, and ALL of which is in my file IN THEIR OFFICE. The forms which they send to be re-completed are all available on-line, but cannot be filled out electronically. They have to be printed, filled in by hand (or typewriter!), scanned, printed, and mailed. (I was stunned yesterday that they let me email an additional form they requested from another state!) Meanwhile, the “supervisor” was attending a “conference” in San Francisco, or was it San Diego?

By the Way, just try telling them that your birth certificate is posted on your MySpace page, and let me know how that works out for you. Oh yeah, your’re not the guy with the Connecticut Social Security Number (who couldn’t pass the Federal Government’s own E-Verify system last year), and whose Selective Service Registration is a clear forgery (both departments refusing to provide proof of original documentation, while scurrying to destroy past records – all such actions a matter of public record). Anyway, you’re not the guy walking around with the Nuclear Launch Codes (the Nuclear Football) within 20 feet of you at all times (or was it meters?), so no big deal. Oops! I got that backwards. It isn’t a big deal for HIM, but it is for those of us who hire and pay him, and to whom HE is to answer. But saying all of this only makes me a “racist” and “birther” according to the media elites in BOTH parties.

No, you and I are just people who believe that under the Rule of Law, we are all EQUAL, even if we’re not an impoverished, government-assisted, transgender “male” (or lesbian), Muslim, or, at least non-Christian or non-Jewish (yes, lots of contradictions there) person of color. Too bad about that “document of negative liberties”…but that apparently only applies to angry white Christian males…like those who wrote that dusty old document (found recently in a trash bin behind the Capitol!).

Tom Ballantyne – Author of Oh Really, O’Reilly! an expose of the greatest fraud and cover-up in American history, by none other than the political elites in the Republican Party and so-called “Conservative” establishment media. (Available at www.UncommonSenseNow.com.)

The Historic Neil Abercrombie ‘Search And Rescue’ Mission

neil abercrombie SC The Historic Neil Abercrombie Search and Rescue Mission

Author’s Note: The following is taken from page 114, Chapter Eleven – Three At Least Plausible “Proofs” - Oh Really, O’Reilly!  While this is a satirical swipe at the obvious absurdity of this entirely unnecessary charade, it is meant to illustrate the absolute farce of not being able to locate (or produce – in reality, not ‘virtual’ reality) the alleged document….


Is it not preposterous that after Loretta Fuddy (who, without explanation, replaced Neal Palafox as Director, immediately following this not-hard-to-imagine hypothetical exercise)…that after she “certified” these two copies, she, with the help of the State Attorney General, would refuse a federal court-ordered subpoena, to allow the vault original (from which the certified copies were allegedly reproduced) to be viewed?  Yes, it is!

Could it be because after the current Hawaii Governor, Neil Abercrombie, promised to get to the bottom of this, on December 27, 2010, and allegedly conducted his own “search,” over a three-week period, until January 18, 2011 (how hard could it be?), all he could say was, quote:  “It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down.”? [1]

Are you kidding, Neil?  That’s it?  You’re the governor of the state, and your office is no doubt within spitting distance of the state archives, and after promising to “do what is legally possible…to try and see what we can do…for an open process [!] that will put those who want to disrespect the president and his parents [Really?], in the proper light; which is to say they have a political agenda, not worthy of any good American…” [Wow!  I suddenly feel ashamed of myself!], all you can say is that “you are told” that “it was actually written,” and that your “investigation” (which you publicly stated included the State Attorney General, and the State Director of the Department of Health!) is “showing” that “it actually exists…in the archives…written down”?[2]  That’s it, Neil?

I think we’ve just gotten a new appreciation for the term “government work”!  Is he serious?  This is probably a half-hour operation for the governor, at most! He tells his secretary that he’d like to see the vault copy of the president’s hospital-generated birth certificate, and has her call his buddy Neal (Palafox), the newly-appointed Director of the Department of Health, and tell him that he’ll be right over!

He walks out of his office (This is the ‘Aloha State’; he doesn’t need a security guard, even with all those “Right-wing” whackos running around…); he takes the elevator to the first floor; goes across the street to the State Archives – some 494 feet away according to Google Maps; and there, finds the Director, waiting for him. (He is the Governor, after all!)

He takes him straight to the floor where the birth certificates are stored, and, having looked up the room number, the aisle number, and shelf number (no doubt the day he got there, as he too was dying to know!); takes his “almost name sake” directly to the location, opens the file, and reaches in to retrieve the document….

Oops!  Inexplicably, it’s not there! No problem…! The Director takes out his cell phone and calls Kapi’olani Hospital, which also, of course, has the original birth certificate, prepared right there in the hospital, for every live birth that has ever taken place within its walls!  Duh?!  (While the hand-written ledger is reportedly open to the public, the governor has gone to the trouble of arming himself with a search warrant….)

Neal Number Two lets the head of the hospital know that he and the Governor (Neil Number One) will be right over; that he is on a tight schedule, but that he would like to see Mr. Obama’s original birth record.

The “investigation” has gotten complicated now, and could stretch into an hour or more…depending on traffic and the weather – which, of course, is never bad!  (It’s Hawaii!) They decide to take Neal’s car, as the whole “chauffer thing” is a bummer…especially if you’re the governor!

They pull out of the parking lot onto Punchbowl (Yep, that’s the real name of the street!), go a half-block South to Beretania Street, and then East a mile and half to Punahou Street, where they turn left and go another half-block, arriving at the hospital, which is on the left. (It’s 11:21 in the morning, so there was very little traffic!)

Before they know it, they’re getting out of their car at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.  The Governor has now exhausted the thirty minutes he had allocated in his Day Planner!  Oh, well…!

When the distinguished pair arrive at the hospital, the Administrator, is waiting for them in the lobby.  Knowing that the Governor is pressed for time, she takes them directly to the hospital’s vault, and shows him the celebrated artifact – the location of which, she has known (to the degree possible…) since this whole thing erupted two or three years ago!

Neil, the Governor, promptly and politely (he’s a Democrat!) asks her if she can make a dozen or so copies, and have them in his office by, say, two o’clock in the afternoon.  It’s now 11:30. She indicates that she can.

Thoroughly satisfied (not to mention, exhausted!) after their lengthy ordeal, Neil Number One and Neal Number Two saunter out of the hospital, get in their car, and, wanting to celebrate this apparently-monumental task, they grab a Mac and Cheese (with super-sized fries, and piña colada milk shakes, with whipped cream and those little chocolate sprinkles on top!) en route back to their respective offices; and several hours later the Governor finds a dozen bona fide copies of the 1961 typewritten original on his desk – which he can, at that point, have his secretary send to the various groups and news agencies who have shown an interest in this troublesome matter…if there are a dozen of the latter…which, as we have come to expect, there are not! 

So, he has her send all twelve to Joseph Farah over at WND…and let him and his staff do the rest; and voila! By the end of the day, the whole matter is out of his hands!  By 10:00 the next morning (courtesy of FedEx) the certified documents reach the one place in America, where they will be responsibly dispersed, and accurately reported!  [He could, of course, have had her send them to The Western Center for Journalism!]

In just under twenty-four hours, the entire, needless, controversy is put to rest; and, the president and his parents have “retained their good names” along with the “respect that they deserve” (according to the good – and obviously efficient – Governor!).[3]

Now that is what I call friendship…Neil, Barack Sr., Ann Stanley, and, of course, let’s not forget, Barack Jr. – or was it Barry?  Whatever…. Anyway, it’ll be just like old times…sort of…!

As we now know, by the time Ann Stanley and Barry returned from the University of Washington (for which they had embarked almost immediately after young Barack’s birth), Barack Sr. was long gone (the whole Harvard “PhD thing,” you know…), but Neil, “Senior,” and Ann Stanley no doubt did some serious partying in the two to three weeks after baby Barack was born…before Mom, Dad, and Neil all split up, and went their separate ways….

Yep, the good old days…!  How sweet it was…but again…I digress!


Tom Ballantyne is the Author of Oh Really, O’Reilly!  “A Fair and Balanced Look at the Facts” – the riveting and entertaining story of the biggest fraud (as well as disgrace) in all of American history…and how the GOP and the “Conservative” Establishment in America have made it all possible.  We know what to expect from the Left.  Here you will read a detailed account of “the rest of the story”….  (The shorter Part I of O’Reilly! is available here.)

[1]  http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=252833

[2]  http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hawaii-governor-will-try-to-end-birther-debate-whether-obama-wants-him-to-or-not/

[3]  Ibid.

What Difference Does It Make…?

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Author’s Note – I began my most recent post with the following:

“I never imagined that I’d find myself quoting Bill’s one-time heart throb (okay, eons of time ago), but using her just happens to suit my purpose. (Guess Bill and I aren’t so different after all….)”

Due to an inadvertent title change (the title was to have been the same as this one’s), readers were no doubt puzzled by this. Hopefully, this will clear things up.

Anyone who registers even the faintest EKG response realizes that the “Mainstream Media” isn’t mainstream. So if you felt your not insignificant intelligence was being insulted…and therefore didn’t dive headlong into the piece, I’d ask you to reconsider, as I believe our perception of the establishment media (which almost no one in this audience either reads or watches) is at the very root of all that ails us…and I mean that with absolute sincerity!

Note that I did not say that the endangered media is the problem, but that our perception of it is. Hear me out….

Every national Conservative pundit I know, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh (who has famously – and accurately – dubbed them the “Drive-by” or “Endangered Media”), Michael Savage, and Joseph Farah (who both refer to them as the “so-called ‘mainstream’ media”), mindlessly refers to them as the “mainstream” or “MSM” – freely bestowing upon them the highest of both compliments and credibility!

Would we have called the Communists’ Pravda (far more conservative today than our own state-controlled press!) the Soviet Union’s “mainstream” media? Of course not! It was nothing more than a state-owned organ of propaganda…and while George Soros may not own the New York Times outright (or even in part), it is clear that he, his allies, and his pawns are in lockstep with its entire agenda. (Obviously everything I have said about the networks applies to the so-called “Newspaper of Record,” as well as to its counterparts from coast to coast – whose viewership and coffers are also universally, and happily, “on the brink.”)

To put this in perspective I will recount an experience I had last spring, when AZ State Representative Carl Seel took me by to introduce me to then Speaker of the House, Andy Tobin. It was a Friday afternoon, perhaps 2:00 or 3:00, and the Speaker had gone for the week, as it turned out. His secretary dutifully wrote down my name and phone number, however, promising to have him call me…which, of course, he never did. I knew little about the Speaker at that time, but have since learned all I need to know: he’s a “Republican” – not a Conservative, and a “politician” – not a Statesman, as best I can tell. (It’s difficult, of course, to know any of our “representatives” well when they refuse to respond to their constituents!

As I left his office that day, and passed through the deserted anteroom, there on a freshly-polished inlaid-Mahogany desk, positioned with almost reverential deference it seemed, was a symbol of everything that was wrong with our “veto-proof” Republican Legislature, buoyed up (?) by our Republican (CINO) Governor. There, as a voice from the past, lay the day’s copy of the once-great, once-revered Arizona Republic – no doubt in a far-distant time, the voice of the People of the Great State of Arizona…but no longer.

Like every other “news” outlet and major establishment newspaper in America, it had long since ceased to speak for the People, but had become a pointed instrument through which the errantly-named “servants of the People” could oppress them (in the name of “the oppressed”), and deprive them of their God-given, and at one-time Constitutionally-protected, rights.

Yet how are The Republic and its ideological counterparts nationwide referred to by virtually everyone on our side to this day? As the “mainstream media” – the theoretical “voice of the People.”

In truth, however, almost none of us reads The Republic any more (I know of no one personally); and its circulation attests to that; but as long as the politicians (our putative representatives) do – and as long as they mindlessly accept that the rest of us do – it will continue to inform their every emotional impulse. (I almost said “every thought,” but would have missed the mark in so doing!)

Make no mistake about it, John McCain, Jon Kyle (formerly), and now Jeff Flake have no doubt that The Republic speaks both FOR and TO the citizens of Arizona…although nothing could be further from the truth. (Circulation today is 275,622 daily, and 483, 556 on Sunday, out of a population of 4,289,323, or some 1,578,471 households; thus making the portion of households receiving The Republic 31% on Sunday, but only 17% during the week.

As long as they (our elected officials) believe that The Republic speaks for (and to) the citizens of Arizona, however – and they no doubt will continue to do so until we drive them from office for failing to represent us – they will continue to rule over us with disdain and disregard for our sovereignty and for our rights.

While they may well know that these outmoded organs no longer represent the views of the People, they simultaneously know that they DO represent the views of the elite Ruling Class…and towards the latter is clearly where their loyalty lies! (There are exceptions among elected officials, but they are just that…and rare indeed!)
Our president’s mentor Saul Alinsky said this: “Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have” (pp. 126-127, Rules for Radicals).

As long as we the People – and our “leaders” – continue to accept that the OEM (Obsolete Establishment Media) either represents the People, or is being listened to by the People, they will continue to be considered the voice of authority, the FINAL word on what WE want or believe.

And yet, they have ONLY the power which WE, the People, give them…and no more. (Those whom we employ to represent us may choose to follow the lead of the OEM, but as their employers we can terminate their employment when we finally rise up and do so (John McCain being the perfect place to start!).

This all begins, of course, with an understanding of the true strength of our position, and the abject weakness of theirs! (That is what this entire article has been about.) We needn’t mindlessly and obsequiously grant them a status and an authority which not only belie reality, but are completely undeserved!

So here is a tip for all of us: Turn them off! Don’t buy, watch, or read them…and refer to them no more as the “mainstream media” or “MSM”! You wouldn’t consciously give money to the DNC (or perhaps even the RNC at this point!), so why would you give money to, or otherwise support, those who trumpet their failed message to the world, in defiance of the voice of the majority of the American People?

Enough is enough! We don’t need to “tune in” in order to know what they are up to! (If you couldn’t write their every story, giving their every officially-approved party line – on any subject, on any given day – then, with respect, you haven’t been paying attention!) Any one of us could write for any one of their publications starting tomorrow…or sooner! All we’d need to do is lip-sync their anemic platitudes…and cease to engage in rational thought. Like you, however, I’m afraid I can’t – and won’t- do that!

To be continued….

Tom Ballantyne is the author most recently of Uncommon Sense…Apparently! A Call To Arms, and Oh Really, O’Reilly! – both available at Amazon.com and at his website: www.UncommonSenseNow.com.  You may email Tom with comments at ThomasMBallantyne@gmail.com.

‘Mainstream Media’ Not Mainstream

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I never imagined that I’d find myself quoting Bill’s one-time heart throb (okay, eons of time ago), but using her just happens to suit my purpose. (Guess Bill and I aren’t so different after all….)

A persistent (make that constant) theme I have extolled in both writing and speaking is that as Conservatives we should not fall prey to the ingrained habit of referring to the all-but-obsolete establishment media as “the mainstream” or “MSM.” Could anything be further from the truth? Stop and think about it for a minute….

As I like to tell audiences, “You’ll never see [David Gregory or Katie Couric, et al.] at a Denny’s!” It isn’t going to happen!

Back during the Roger Staubach Era, the Dallas Cowboys were affectionately referred to as “America’s Team.” As one might imagine, such a moniker would be considered the gold standard in the world of marketing or PR.

Imagine that you are starting a new grocery store chain, and through a stroke of luck you become known as “America’s Grocer.” Could it get any better than that?

Imagine, on the other hand, that you are one of the “Big Three” television and news networks – NBC, ABC, or CBS. Imagine also that over the past 50 years your viewership has plummeted from a virtual collective dominance of 100% to, say, 25% of the “news”- viewing public.

That would still represent one out of four American adults watching, but put in perspective, three out of four “news”-watchers would have rejected your collective “news” coverage. Not very good!

While that was merely a hypothetical construction on my part, here are some actual numbers for “Evening News Ratings,” obtained at MediaBistro.com:

NBC – 9,640,000 (Total Viewers)
ABC – 8,628,000 ( ” ” )
CBS – 7,482,000 ( ” ” )

Those numbers combined make 25,750,000 out of the current U.S. Population of 315,497,649. The annual population increase is estimated elsewhere (by extension) to be .76%. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the number of adults 18 or over to be 234,564,000 in 2010, which would be roughly 240,000,000 today, in 2013.

Thus the “Big Three” viewers among the total U.S. adult population (over 18) would be approximately 10.7%…far less than my “guesstimate” of 25%.

One site I came across seemed to indicate that some 74% of adults watch at least some news program weekly. According to this site, “CNN (20%) and FOX News (18%) are the television channels adults most often turn to when they want news or information related to politics or public affairs. These are followed by the networks, including ABC (9%), NBC (8%) and CBS (7%). Other channels include MSNBC (5%), C-SPAN (3%), PBS (3%) and CNBC (1%).”

These figures – for those who watch news or “political/public affairs” programs, as opposed to strictly the “Nightly [Network] News” – show an aggregate of 24%of Adults watching the Big Three.

Getting back to the Nightly Network News (America’s staple before Cable and the Internet)…it would appear that my hypothesis was spot on among viewers ages 25-54, whose numbers looked like this:

NBC – 2,643,000
ABC – 2,328,000
CBS – 2,141,000

For a combined total of: 7,112,000

Removing those 18-24 (31,377,456) and those 55 and over (78,516,273), from the total number of those 18 and over (140,000,000), we end up with 30,106,271. Of that number, the 7,112,000 nightly network “news” viewers ages 18-24 make up some 23.6%.

I’m not sure, frankly, why MediaBistro.com chose to include a breakout for that particular statistical bracket – surely those over 54 are still keenly interested in what is going on in their country, even if many of those 18-24 are not – but in either case, the percentage of those watching network news range between an estimated minimum of 10.7% and a maximum of 23.6%.

Enough of statistics already, but I felt the need to support my thesis with more than just my opinion. It would be easy to dismiss my argument (that the Establishment Media is anything but the “mainstream,” and should not be thoughtlessly granted cult-like status by calling it that) as or as merely semantical or “academic.”

To do so, however, would represent a colossal failure to recognize the power of labels, or, in a broader sense, the power of language, or that of thought itself (the subject of my first book series, entitled The Secret of Life – Xlibris, 2008).

For those not versed in the science of the mind, the human subconscious (in contrast with the conscious mind) takes things we say and hear quite literally, as fact, as it were…especially when these “facts” are heard and parroted incessantly, by virtually everyone in the culture, on “both sides of the aisle” – including ourselves!).

Those of us who are parents may be keenly aware of the dramatic power – for better or for worse – of labels. While each of my daughters rightly considers herself to be her dad’s “favorite,” I have nicknames for each of them, as well as for our sons. For the most part these nicknames are more on the “cute” side – some having been derived from the inability of younger siblings to pronounce their older siblings’ names, for example – but one of them simply evolved from my repeatedly calling her “special.”

One day at the grocery store or doctor’s office – I wasn’t there, but received the report from my wife later on – an older woman complimented this particular daughter on her big, beautiful eyes, and asked, “What’s your name, little girl?” To which she replied, with the utmost in child-like sincerity and belief – “Special.” And from that day to this she has officially been known as “Special”…and it seems to have had a profound effect upon her life! (I am proud of each of my children, but I believe the success of this particular one has been directly attributable to the self-affirming “label” she has carried throughout her life.)

I will end my obvious point by reminding each of us that the Obsolete Establishment Media (or OEM) is just that. No, it isn’t 100% obsolete, but when less than 1 in 9, or 1 in 4 adults continue to “tune in” (perhaps tune out reality would be more accurate), it can hardly be called the “mainstream media” or “MSM.” Think of it: either 3 out of 4, or nearly 9 out of 10 “adults” are no longer watching – down from 10 out of 10 (of those who were watching anything in the way of “news”) some 20-30 years ago!

Let me underscore that in another way: 75-90% no longer watch the so-called (absurdly-called) “mainstream” media! So enough of the madness! (Those on the Left, of course, completely accept that they are the “mainstream” – even though polls clearly indicate that self-identifying “Conservatives” outnumber “Liberals” by 2 to 1 – 41% to 21% in 2011.)

Think about that: twice as many Conservatives as Liberals…and yet we refer to those extolling the views of the latter (a mere fifth of the adult population) as the “mainstream.” This is a coup of which both Edward Bernays , the “Father of Propaganda,” and his Nazi adherent Joseph Goebbels would have been extremely proud!

To be continued….


Tom Ballantyne is the author most recently of Uncommon Sense…Apparently! A Call To Arms, and Oh Really, O’Reilly! – both available at Amazon.com and at his website: www.UncommonSenseNow.com.

My Response To Senator McCain’s Pathetic Response

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Here is the text of Senator John McCain’s response to a letter I sent him regarding Obama’s ineligibility to hold the office of President:

Dear Mr. Ballantyne:

Thank you for contacting me about the citizenship requirements for the office of President of the United States. I appreciate knowing your views on this issue.  [Really, Senator?]

As you may know, Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”  [And your point is?]

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this very important matter. Please feel free to contact me on this or any other issue of concern.  [Why would I or anyone else ever bother writing to you again, when you refuse to engage in a rational exchange of facts?]

Sincerely [Right….],
John McCain
United States Senator

And here is my response to his rather pathetic response:

Dear Senator,

Do you actually think that you have addressed the subject of my question? Of course I know that Article II, Section 1 (Paragraph 5!) specifies the requirements for one to be eligible to be president. Barack Obama does not meet either of the requirements for being what you quote as “natural born.” A patently fraudulent digital creation [of a “birth certificate”] on a website proves nothing…other than, coupled with his absolute refusal in court for some 5 years now, that he does not have a legitimate (non-”altered”) original!  Nothing could be clearer, except to the willfully blind.

In addition, it is clear that in order to meet that higher standard, established by Jay, Madison, and Hamilton (whoever they were…), one had to be born of citizen “parents.” Barack Obama Sr. was never a US citizen, thus making Barack Jr. a British subject at birth. [See British Nationality Act of 1947.]

So what was it that you were pretending to demonstrate, Sir, by quoting the very clause in the Constitution that shows him to be patently ineligible? You, of course (along with everyone else in the room, and around the world) know that he is not; but you violate your oath of office, before both man and God, by refusing to do anything about it.

You were once revered as a war (prisoner of war) hero, Senator, but that was a long time ago. All that matters now is how you honor your oath of office today. Telling the Cuban immigrant recently that Mr. Obama had “done nothing worthy of impeachment” (or words to that effect) is an outrage and an insult. He tramples upon the Constitution and our inalienable, God-given rights on a daily basis; and you sit idly by and pretend that he is “duly-elected” in spite of the most massive and overt voter fraud in our nation’s official 224 year history.

We are “only as good as our last game,” Senator, and it has been a long time since you came to the plate and stood up for the Constitution. We appreciate your efforts with respect to Benghazi, but everything this tyrant has done is a direct result of your allowing him to usurp the highest office in the land, in broad daylight, unopposed by a single Republican in either the House or the Senate. Is this what a war hero does in the face of mere ridicule. much less real danger? It is not, Sir. These are the actions of both traitors and cowards…or, at the very least, those who are incapable of grasping indisputable proof – also known as the truth.


Tom Ballantyne – Author of Oh Really, O’Reilly! a thorough and riveting expose of the greatest fraud and cover-up ever perpetrated upon the American People!

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