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Taylor Swift: Intellectual Property and Anti-Counterfeiting Champion

We take no position in the ongoing Taylor Swift versus Kanye West divide.  But as perhaps surprisingly featured in a Wall Street Journal opinion this week, we do applaud her strong stance in defense of intellectual property (IP) and against the scourge of counterfeiting:

Pop star Taylor Swift has been feuding in recent days with rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian.  The details of the drama are lurid and complicated, but young aficionados of Snapchat and Instagram have been following it all intently.  If only the same were true for other Taylor Swift feuds that have received less attention.  Namely, those the 26-year-old songstress has fought in defense of a principle often scorned by fellow celebrities and the social-media generation generally:  the value of intellectual…[more]

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The Transparency of the Presidential Lie Print
By CFIF Staff
Thursday, January 07 2010
This week, what is likely his most transparent lie is laid out for all to see. As documented by Andrew Breitbart ... eight times President Obama said that his health care reform plan would be, could be, should be broadcast on C-SPAN.

Most of us know someone who, as is said, will lie about what he or she had for breakfast.  For those who don’t know such a stranger to veracity, meet the current President of the United States.  Now you know one.

The late, lamented columnist and language explorer, William Safire, made the term “congenital liar” famous this very week (January 8) in 1996, although it seems like only yesterday that he so aptly applied the label to Hillary Clinton, then merely First Lady, then merely lying about penny ante personal corruption issues.

Compared to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton is a rank amateur.  He out lied her to become the Democratic Presidential nominee.  In multiple ways, on multiple subjects, on multiple occasions, he told the biggest lie of all – that he is someone he is not – to become President.

This week, what is likely his most transparent lie is laid out for all to see, even liberal children who will need counseling to deal with the fallen god of their parents and teachers.

How transparent is this latest lie?  Well, as documented by Andrew Breitbart in this video, eight times President Obama said that his health care reform plan would be, could be, should be broadcast on C-SPAN.  Thus would both the process and product of his beneficent vision for the future of our health care be open and understandable, the epitome of representative government striding from the shadows into the light, even Page 1139, Part 6 (z, 73).

All those campaign pledges, promises, assurances were but cons, calculated to head off the Sudden Legislative Death Syndrome that buried HillaryCare before it even got out of the crib, largely because of its secrecy, its lack of transparency.

Not that transparency has been any working part of the development of ObamaCare until now, but the House bills, the Senate bills, with their endless CBO scorings of the unscorable, have been but rehearsals. 

This week, the real Show premieres, and Impresario Obama well understands that ObamaCare cannot survive public and professional scrutiny. 

When New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, as he did over the holidays, that he can’t find a Member of Congress who can explain it, then the sure bet is that the public still hasn’t a clue regarding specifics, or the full extent of the corruption therein, and knowledge cannot be allowed before passage.

Thus, when Brian Lamb, Chairman and CEO of C-SPAN, wrote the President and Congressional Leaders, asking “that you open all important negotiations, including any conference committee meetings, to electronic media coverage,” what was the President’s response, despite all prior promises to the contrary?

The President on Tuesday held a White House meeting with Senate and House Democratic leaders, details secret, to plot proceeding as fast as possible, in secret, with negotiations among only White House and Senate and House Democratic leaders to avoid conventional procedures and “ping pong” ObamaCare to passage.

Then, to make sure all Americans get the message, the President on Wednesday held another White House meeting with Senate and House Democratic leaders, details secret, to plot proceeding as fast as possible, in secret, with negotiations among only White House and Senate and House Democratic leaders to avoid conventional procedures and “ping pong” ObamaCare to passage.

The Senate version of ObamaCare, corruptly manipulated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get his required 60 Christmas Eve votes, is now almost assuredly the prototype that will be used, in secret, to develop the final bill.

The Senate bill is a betrayal of principles, both right and left, but its gigantic negative impact will be felt mostly by the unsuspecting middle.  The Senate bill is a low water mark of financial deceit, measured in trillions, and a hallmark of Congressional corruption, which can only grow, as the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger shout for defeat of the bill – or at least to get their fair share of the corruption.  In fact, the most honorable people to emerge from this catastrophe thus far are the people of Nebraska who are telling Senator Ben Nelson (see Walking Dead) to take his corruption and shove it, even if it would benefit them.

Transparency?  The President’s lies stand naked before you.  His health care “reform?”  The murkiest barrel of Washington crap yet to be poured on your head.  That cannot be cleansed, but it can still be defeated, most likely by a handful of Democrats who smell the stench and wish it not to forever attach to them.  Find them, motivate them, and the President’s lies, the Congressional corruption, will stand for naught.

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