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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Real Cost of Health Care

by Dick McDonald

The cost of keeping me alive for the last ten years has been astronomical. And who has been paying for it - the taxpayers of the United States. I am on Medicare and have run up probably $1 million in hospital and doctor charges of which Medicare paid $300,000 and the healthcare industry ate $700,000. Due to careful planning, I didn’t pay Medicare taxes most of my life. My contribution to the program was negligible.

The bill for my recent Gall Bladder surgery is a window into why (1) insurers make so little profit from covering health, (2) the entire medical industry is dysfunctional financially and (3) the problem is government’s intrusion into the health care industry.

Total charges                                                      $86,999.31

Amount paid by Medicare                                                             13,128.08)

Your Medicare discount                                                             (73,621.23)

Amount you paid                                                                             0.00

Total Amount You Owe                                          $   250.00

This was the charge for a three-day stay. I didn’t get the bill for my 7-way heart bypass surgery in 2002 but I assume it was a dozy too – my share was $200 for that one. I have Stage II diabetes; have had two cataract surgeries and assorted maladies all of which cost me about $10 a visit.

I don’t have to explain why Medicare is loved by the beneficiaries and eventually unsustainable financially. The bill clearly illustrates why seniors want to keep their benefits and many like me are getting benefits they didn’t even partially help cover.

Neither politicians nor the people are addressing how to solve this enormous entitlement problem. A precious few are trying to make the program solvent but only have temporary fixes that merely kick the can down the street to another Congress. There is a way to solve it but it is not on the table – that is privatizing the program which would enable people to afford these high-priced medical costs.

The unfunded cost of entitlements is presently $111 trillion dollars. There is no way to pay off this amount by raising taxes or cutting benefits without serious political consequences. Privatizing the program correctly could deliver the wealth necessary so that every American could afford the best medical care on the planet. It is tragic that the principle that the Founders built our country on – privatizing – should have been so demeaned that it now stands for destroying social programs like Medicare.

If you have the courage to fight the battle to revive our economy and straighten out the big government intrusion, join with us at www.riseupamerica.us to fashion the weapon that will unseat the politicians who refuse to do the right thing and work for the people.

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Richard Stockton: 2/28/1781

His grandson, Robert, was the U.S. Navy Commodore who helped freed slaves found Liberia, West Africa, and in 1846 captured California-the city of Stockton named for him. His brother-in-law, Elias Boudinot, was a Continental Congress President and founder of the American Bible Society. His daughter married Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush. His name was Richard Stockton.

After he signed the Declaration of Independence, the British invaded New Jersey forcing him to move his family for safety. Richard Stockton was betrayed, drug from his bed at night and imprisoned in New York. His farm was pillaged and his library, one of the best in the country, was burned.

His health broken from over a year in the British prison, Richard Stockton died bankrupt at age 51, FEBRUARY 28, 1781. New Jersey placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall.

Richard Stockton wrote in his Will: "As my children...may be peculiarly impressed with the last words of their father, I think proper here, not only to subscribe to the entire belief of the great leading doctrine of the Christian religion...but also in the heart of a father's affection, to exhort them to remember 'that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.'"

American Minute with Bill Federer

The emerging errors of the IPCC's 2007 report are not incidental but fundamental

A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Attorney Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation discusses Obama's eligibility to be President

An attorney whose legal brief in a case challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility revealed a Supreme Court can remove an ineligible chief executive now has released an analysis confirming that if Obama isn’t eligible, he could be charged under a number of felony statutes.

And that’s just on the federal level; any state charges would be in addition, as would charges against individuals who may have helped him in the commission of any of the acts, according to Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation.
Obama: Ineligibility could prove costly

VIDEO: Floyd Reports looks at Obama Eligibility Question - Interview with Attorney Gary Kreep.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: 2/27/1807

"Listen my children and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere..Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch...One if by land, two if by sea..."

These lines are from the poem, Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born FEBRUARY 27, 1807. An American poet and Harvard Professor, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote such American classics as: The Song of Hiawatha; The Courtship of Miles Standish and Evangeline, in which he penned: "Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs."

In A Psalm of Life, 1838, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote: "Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul...In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act,-act in the living Present! Heart within, and God o'erhead! Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time;-Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Independent Candidate for Nevada Governor says: IF OBAMA NOT NATURAL BORN, HE SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON ALONG WITH ALL CO-CONSPIRATORS

(Feb. 27, 2010) — Gino DiSimone has served in the Navy, known extreme economic hardship while working his way through college to a BSEE in Electrical Engineering, and been a corporate executive at some of America’s best-known companies. A parent, grandparent, published author and entrepreneur, Mr. DiSimone recently left the Republican Party and is running as an Independent, non-partisan candidate for governor of Nevada.

Following is Part I of an interview which covers his motivation for entering the race, his ideas for boosting the economy, reforming Nevada’s educational system and bringing jobs back to the state as well as the Obama eligibility question.
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Obama's "Race to the Top" is an insidious plan to transfer control of our local schools to a bureaucracy in Washington who will have control of curricula being taught to our children!

Parents, please don't take this sitting down: Race to the Top is Indoctrination of our Children

Obama...WAY down!

Democracy? Hell no!

The word "Democracy" does NOT appear in The Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution, nor does it appear in any of the constitutions of the 50 states! The Founders did everything they could to keep us from having a Democracy.

James Madison (known as "The Father of the Constitution"):
Democracy is the most vile form of government... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Source
WATCH: 08:30 - what happened to Rome is now happening to us!

A bombshell has just exploded in the 2010 elections

For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code...Here are but a few lines of inquiry, some inevitably straight out of Watergate...
White House Accused of Federal Crime in Specter, Bennet Races

Friday, February 26, 2010

THE COMING GREAT RECESSION 2011-2012

THIS IS INFORMATION EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS ASAP!!!

Obama's approval down

Victor Hugo: 2/26/1802

"God is behind everything, but everything hides God," wrote Victor Hugo in his classic Les Miserables, Book 5, Chapter 4.

Born FEBRUARY 26, 1802, Victor Marie Hugo was hailed as the greatest of the Romanticists poets. He is best know for writing Cromwell, 1827, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1831, and Les Miserables, 1862, an epic story of redemption set in Paris during the French Revolution.

Hugo's father was a general in Napoleon's army and Hugo supported his heir, until he turned out to be a tyrant. Hugo opposed him and was forced into exiled for 19 years. Over 3 million people attended Hugo's funeral in Paris.

In his Preface to Cromwell, 1827, Victor Hugo wrote: "Lastly, this threefold poetry flows from three great sources-The Bible, Homer, Shakespeare...The Bible before the Iliad, the Iliad before Shakespeare." Victor Hugo stated: "England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England."

George H.W. Bush stated at the Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Dallas, Texas, November 11, 1989: "Victor Hugo said 'Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come.' Well, my fellow veterans, the idea is democracy."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Thursday, February 25, 2010

John Foster Dulles: 2/25/1888

"Our institutions reflect the belief of our founders that all men were endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights...They believed that human institutions ought primarily to help men develop their God-given possibilities," thus stated Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who was born FEBRUARY 25, 1888, in the home of his Civil War general grandfather.

A graduate of Princeton, John Foster Dulles studied law at George Washington University, was an Army Major in WWI and a U.S. Senator. He was advisor to Truman and Secretary of State for Eisenhower. A Presbyterian pastor's son, Dulles negotiated the Peace Treaty with Japan and was U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., is named for him.

Speaking on Communism, John Foster Dulles remarked at the Jesuit Alumni Dinner, April 11, 1955: "Man, we read in the Holy Scriptures, was made a little lower than the angels. Should man now be made little higher than domesticated animals which serve the purpose of their human masters? So men face the great dilemma of whether to use force to resist aggression which imposes conditions which violate the moral law and the concept that man has his origins and his destiny in God."

American Minute with Bill Federer

STOP GLOBAL WARMING...

Physician: Two-thirds of ObamaCare passed in stimulus package...

KOAN:
A nationally-recognized physician has written a stunning article in which she says that two-thirds of the government takeover of healthcare is already law under the provisions of the stimulus package approved by Congress last year.

She further asserts that the bill that is now being debated, which Obama unleashed yesterday morning, is the dreaded 'third rail' that will effectively seize the remaining third of the industry that is not under government control.
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We are about to get that "third rail" for government-controlled healthcare. Then comes the death blow to your medical privacy, your freedom to choose medical treatment options, and your ability to control the cost of any private health insurance you may want to buy...

...and how stupid are we?

Nine liberal elites let you know: The LPSC (Liberal Progressive Socialist Communist) Community Says You Are Stoooopid

AZ State Rep. on Committee-Approved Eligibility Bill

Yesterday [Tuesday, Feb. 23rd], the Arizona House Committee on Government, chaired by Rep. Judy Burges (R-Skull Valley), voted to pass her introduced bill, HB2441, by a vote of 6-1 (with two Members absent). My original posting on this story contains the actual bill; in summary, the following is what the bill proposes to do:

HB 2441 provides a procedure for determining a presidential candidate’s eligibility for office.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Democrats change their minds about naked power grab--busy disrobing as we speak

Videos catch them in their hypocrisies...

Parents: What you get for spending $39,800.00 per year on a college education for your kids these days...

I remember this campus--it's beautiful! What a shame...
"The Student Life" is the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis since 1878. The latest edition of this liberal rag discusses “How to give a textbook blow job."
(A little bonus for your sacrifice...)

If you don't want Obamacare, please call these numbers ASAP!

From Hugh Hewitt today: The House Switchboard: 202-225-3121. A Great Wall Of Calls To Stop Obamacare

The Alamo: 2/24/1836

"Remember the Alamo!" The battle began FEBRUARY 24, 1836, when General Santa Anna's 3,000 troops attacked 189 Texans and Tejanos at San Antonio.

In 13 days, all defenders were dead, including William Travis, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. Only Susanna Dickenson, her baby, and Travis' servant survived.

Fifteen years earlier, Mexico won independence from Spain and set up a democratic Federal Constitution. In 1833, Santa Anna rejected the Constitution, became dictator and suppressed Mexican Federal States which rebelled: San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Durango, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Yucatán and Jalisco. In Zacatecas, Santa Anna defeated Francisco Garcia, took 3,000 prisoners and let his army ransack the city 48 hours.

Mexican Federal General José Antonio Mexía marched from New Orleans to Tampico to fight Santa Anna, but was defeated. Santa Anna executed every prisoner.

The Texas Declaration of Independence stated "General Antonio Lopez Santa Anna...having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers, as the cruel alternative, either abandon our homes...or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny...He denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Government, Yes! God and Parents, No!

Just as the left has substituted the authority of the state for the authority of God, it has substituted the authority of the state for that of parents. And just as God has been reduced to a non-judging, non-disciplining pal, so, too, the left wants parents to become non-judging, non-disciplining pals of their children.

In a nutshell, the left wants to have ever-expanding authority over people's lives through ever-expanding governmental powers. It does so because it regards itself as more enlightened than others. Others are either enemies (the right) or unenlightened masses. It is elected by demonizing its enemies and doling out money and jobs to the masses.
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Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show and is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of four books, most recently "Happiness Is a Serious Problem" (HarperCollins). His website is www.dennisprager.com.

The Panama Canal Zone: 2/23/1904

The Panama Canal Zone was acquired by the United States FEBRUARY 23, 1904, for ten million dollars. Planned by 25th President William McKinley, construction on the canal began under 26th President Theodore Roosevelt.

On December 6, 1912, 27th President William Taft addressed Congress: "Our defense of the Panama Canal, together with our enormous world trade and our missionary outposts on the frontiers of civilization, require us to recognize our position as one of the foremost in the family of nations..." Taft continued: "and to clothe ourselves with sufficient naval power to give force to our reasonable demands, and to give weight to our influence in those directions of progress that a powerful Christian nation should advocate."

28th President Woodrow Wilson stated in his Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 23, 1913: "We have seen the practical completion of a great work at the Isthmus of Panama which not only exemplifies the nation's abundant capacity of its public servants but also promises the beginning of a new age...of co-operation and peace. 'Righteousness exalteth a nation' and 'peace on earth, good will towards men' furnish the only foundation upon which can be built the lasting achievements of the human spirit."

In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the treaty giving away the Panama Canal.

American Minute with Bill Federer

Monday, February 22, 2010

Scott Brown will not be president. Ever.


Brown saved us from the Rationing Bill, so he’s a hero.

Brown will occasionally take votes he has to so that he can stay in the Senate.

Brown is not going to be president so long as he is a Republican.

Give the guy a break, don’t berate him, and always look at the big picture.

Especially when that picture’s a smokin’ hot centerfold.

Now THIS is a totally cool story!


This is a totally cool story in more ways than one!

Nursing Home Residents Form a Biker Gang

First, nobody reads the damn bills...now, the CBO won't be scoring Obama's new plan!

...and yet we're all supposed to swallow whole whatever Obama feels like shoving down our throats. Who does he think we are, anyway? Deep Throat? Linda Lovelace???
The Obama Administration’s Health Care Proposal

This morning the Obama Administration released a description of its health care proposal, and CBO has already received several requests to provide a cost estimate for that proposal. We had not previously received the proposal, and we have just begun the process of reviewing it—a process that will take some time, given the complexity of the issues involved. Although the proposal reflects many elements that were included in the health care bills passed by the House and the Senate last year, it modifies many of those elements and also includes new ones. Moreover, preparing a cost estimate requires very detailed specifications of numerous provisions, and the materials that were released this morning do not provide sufficient detail on all of the provisions. Therefore, CBO cannot provide a cost estimate for the proposal without additional detail, and, even if such detail were provided, analyzing the proposal would be a time-consuming process that could not be completed this week.

George Washington: 2/22/1732

George Washington was born FEBRUARY 22, 1732.

He was unanimously chosen as the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in 1775, unanimously chosen as President of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and unanimously chosen as the first President of the United States in 1789.

After the Declaration of Independence was read to his troops, July 9, 1776, General Washington ordered chaplains placed in each regiment, stating: "The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier, defending the dearest Rights and Liberties of his country."

In his Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789. Washington said: "It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe...No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of Providential agency."

After his Inauguration, President George Washington attended the "divine service" conducted by U.S Senate Chaplain Samuel Provoost in New York City's St. Paul's Chapel.

American Minute with Bill Federer

Why are we asking a government health care bureaucracy that cannot even prevent mass victimization of the citizenry to take on even more responsibility over the people it so poorly serves?

The Avandia report arrives at exactly the right time to raise again the fundamental doubts about Obamacare just as the Left is readying one last push to jam this disaster down our throats. If the federal government cannot spot even killer drugs, it ought not be tasked with vastly expanded authority over our lives.
Read more at the Washington Examiner

President Obama on Monday unveiled a new health care proposal that adds spending provisions and raises taxes without making any real concessions to Republicans ahead of this week's health care summit...

Obama HC Proposal Has More Spending, Higher Taxes Than Senate Bill

One thing becomes clear: The plan does nothing to control health care costs, and everything to increase those costs

This is a balloon which must burst, and it will several years down the road...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Obama Is Nobody's Messiah Now

Obama can’t get a passing grade in any category today, and the Pelosi led congress is even more unpopular than what’s left of the man who was called a “messiah” only a year ago.

CARPE DIEM: One Year Later: Complete Reversal for Health Care

Proof that Obama doesn't care what you think...

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings...

Study claimed in 2009 that sea levels would rise by up to 82cm by the end of century – but the report's author now says true estimate is still unknown...

Protect yourself: find your true vocation

...Too many business people "have cut short their careers just before breaking into senior management in order to ‘serve God full time,'" Tonkowich notes. Despite their talk about all work being sacred, their own decisions deny their words.

How do we get back a biblical view of work? We can start with an essay by Dorothy Sayers entitled "Why Work." As Sayers writes, Christians "must get it firmly into their heads that when a man or woman is called to a particular job of secular work, that is as true a vocation as though he or she were called to a specific religious work."

One thinks of a good friend of Sayers, C.S. Lewis, whose "secular" work at Oxford included writing a series of children's books that have for generations pointed children to Christ: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Sayers believed that work "should be looked upon—not as a necessary drudgery...but as a way of life in which the nature of man should find its proper exercise and delight and so fulfill itself to the glory of God."

This is why it is so important that Christian young people find out what their vocation is—whether it be law, medicine, ministry, or some other field—and do the work that God designed them to do.

How do we figure that out? We should ask ourselves what we are good at, what we have a passion for, what God has gifted us in. In what kind of work do we find great spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction?

That, Sayers says, is a good indication of the work we should seek out.

Finding the work that God intends us to do may protect us from one of the great temptations of our times: consumerism. Doing our work well, and finding great satisfaction in it, Tonkowich notes, will "keep us from the need to drown out our unhappiness in...[all] the assorted amusements our paycheck can purchase."
Preachers and Podiatrists: Is Some Work More Sacred?

The Uniform Holiday Bill

The Uniform Holiday Bill, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, moved the celebration of George Washington's Birthday to the third Monday in FEBRUARY. Sometime after this, with Lincoln's birthday also being in the month of February, people began referring to the holiday as "Presidents' Day."

Of note is that Presidential tradition is to swear into office with a hand upon the Bible, end the oath of office with "So help me God" and acknowledged a Supreme Being in the Inaugural Address. Eisenhower, Reagan and George H.W. Bush also included prayers.

President Eisenhower began his Inaugural Address in 1953: "My friends, before I begin...would you permit me the privilege of uttering a little private prayer of my own. And I ask that you bow your heads. Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment..."

In 1985, Ronald Reagan began his Inaugural Address: "I wonder if we could all join in a moment of silent prayer..."

George H.W. Bush began his Inaugural Address, 1989, saying: "My first act as President is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads. Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank You for Your love...Make us strong to do Your work, willing to heed and hear Your will..."

American Minute with Bill Federer

The Melting Case For Carbon Legislation

Important update from The Energy Tribune!

What's really criminal is that Obama still plans to push through his Cap-and-Trade legislation, in spite of all of the new revelations about climate fraud. And remember, in a 2007 video, he said that this legislation would necessarily cause energy prices to skyrocket! How in the world does he not see how cruel this would be to middle and lower class families? How many children and elderly will have to die before someone removes this terrible fraud from office?

"...if Obama is so brilliant, why does he parrot the words and thoughts of a bunch of schmucks like Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, Al Gore and Michael Moore?"

Why does he insist that the trouble with the Constitution and the civil-rights movement is that they didn't focus on the redistribution of wealth? Why would he hand over the federal budget to a couple of morons like Pelosi and Reid? And why on earth would he put Henry Waxman in charge of his energy program? A brilliant person wouldn't trust Waxman to bring baked beans to a picnic.

When someone decides to model a health-care plan after such dismal failures as England, Canada and Cuba, while exhuming the failed economic policies of FDR, why would anyone suggest he is anything but a left-wing ignoramus?

This is an American president, for heaven's sake, who has more in common with Noam Chomsky, Hugo Chavez and some Berkeley hippie than he has with Washington, Jefferson and Adams. Except that he is now 30 years older, Obama seems to think exactly the same way he was thinking back in college, when he was a pot-smoking idiot who sought out students who were self-professed revolutionaries and professors who were communists.

If we have come to a point where the ability to read scripted lines off a teleprompter is considered a sign of brilliance, no matter how fatuous the actual words may be, we are in even worse shape than I imagined.
Is Obama Really Brilliant?

How to Get the Corporate Money Out of Politics Once and for All

"While well intentioned people want to know how to get business out of politics, the answer is quite simple. It begins with getting politicians out of business...the more liberals champion regulation, the more corporate money will control politics-- and they will only have themselves to blame for it."
Corporate money plays a big role in politics. And that is the way it will always be until we change the reason why it plays such a big role. Because the problem has been misidentified. The problem is not corporate money. The problem is government...
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Empire strikes back

When tea party, 9/12 and townhall protests and rallies first erupted on the national scene, they were derided by national politicos as astroturf or a small fringe movement. Lefty journalists at MSNBC, CNN and elsewhere laughed away the movement with derogatory, pornographic references.

Then, Scott Brown won election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. No one is laughing anymore. In fact, Democrats are facing political annihilation this November. Not only do Democrats face the possibility of losing their congressional majorities, massive losses in state house races could jeopardize redistricting next year and set back the progressive agenda for at least a decade.

So, the Clinton Empire is planning to strike back.

Big Government has learned that Clintonistas are plotting a “push/pull” strategy. They plan to identify 7-8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in deep opposition research on them. If possible, they will identify one or two they can perhaps ‘turn’, either with money or threats, to create a mole in the movement. The others will be subjected to a full-on smear campaign. (Has MSNBC already been notified?)

Big Government has also learned that James Carville will head up the effort...
Clinton Plotting Tea Party Counterattack

William Prescott: 2/20/1726

A Revolutionary War Colonel, he built the fortifications at Breed's Hill and commanded the militia at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. He fought in the Battle of Long Island in 1776 and the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. His name was William Prescott, born FEBRUARY 20, 1726.

After the Boston Tea Party, where colonists threw 342 chests of British East India tea overboard, Parliament passed the Boston Port Bill, blockading the harbor and starving the inhabitants. The Committee of Correspondence sent word to the other Colonies, who called a Day of Fasting and Prayer, June 1, 1774, "to seek divine direction and aid."

In August of 1774, William Prescott led the men of Pepperell, Massachusetts, to deliver loads of rye to Boston's inhabitants, telling them: "We heartily sympathize with you, and are always ready to do all in our power for your support, comfort and relief, knowing that Providence has placed you where you must stand the first shock."

William Prescott continued: "We consider that we are all embarked in (the same boat) and must sink or swim together. Let us all be of one heart, and stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. And may He, of His infinite mercy, grant us deliverance of all our troubles."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Friday, February 19, 2010

Adoniram Judson: 2/19/1812

The groans of a dying man kept him awake in the little inn outside New York, but he was hardened to the cries because a college friend at Brown University had persuaded him to be an atheist. The next morning he learned the man who died in the night was none other than his college friend. This rude awakening led him to become America's first foreign missionary.

His name was Adoniram Judson, born in Massachusetts, August 9, 1788. At age 23, Adoniram Judson, and his wife, Ann, age 22, set sail from New England on FEBRUARY 19, 1812. Arriving in Calcutta, India, the British East India Tea Company did not want missionaries evangelizing Hindus as it might hurt their business, so the Judsons were ordered to Rangoon, Burma. They learned to speak Burmese, translated Scriptures and started schools.

Adoniram was imprisoned during the Burmese War, but eventually gained respect from Burmese and British officials for having translated an English-Burmese Dictionary and the Bible. By Adonirum's death, there were 63 churches, 123 ministers and over 7,000 baptized Christians in Burma.

Adoniram Judson wrote: "How do Christians discharge this trust committed to them? They let three fourths of the world sleep the sleep of death, ignorant of the simple truth that a Savior died for them."

American Minute with Bill Federer

I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER

Bill Clinton Plotting Tea Party Counterattack

Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,

Andrew Breitbart is reporting that former President Bill Clinton and James Carville are planning a counter offensive against the tea party movement. According to biggovernment.com, their plans are to identify 7- 8 national figures active in the tea party movement and engage in a smear campaign against them. You can read more on Clinton's plans at the link below.

Clinton Plans

Clearly, the liberals, and especially Bill Clinton, still do not yet understand the tea party movement, which began 1 year ago this week with the Porkulus Protest in Seattle and Rick Santelli's rant in Chicago. The tea party movement has tens of thousands of leaders across this great land, not just 7 or 8. There are patriots shining the light of fiscal responsibility, free markets and constitutionally limited government from shore to shore.

Our leaders are tea party organizers, patriots that make phone calls and send emails to their elected officials, bloggers, and activists that take time out of their lives to attend tea parties, the list goes on and on. We are the sleeping majority that has awakened.

The tea party movement is like a starfish with many legs. You cut one of us off, and another will grow to take their place.

We patriots know that we are fighting for the principles that our freedom loving nation was founded on. We are just ordinary people reclaiming America's founding principles. We are a diverse group that comes from every walk of life and ethnic background. We all have one thing in common and that is we love freedom - economic freedom and freedom from big government and massive government deficits.

We have decided to go on the offensive and make it easy for former President Clinton and James Carville to identify tea party leaders. We have created a web site for you to upload videos to. We hope to collect videos from thousands of patriots telling former President Clinton and James Carville that they are tea party leaders. Film the videos at home, soccer fields, grocery stores and other locations that are indicative of the diversity of the tea party movement. There is strength in numbers.

Record your video saying only "I am the tea party leader". Please do not make any statement other than the one listed or it will not be posted. Upload your video to the web site below. Visit the web site to view videos of other patriots and to find out more information.

I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER

The Dangerous Question That’s Not Just for Presidents

Phil at TheRightSideOfLife.com explains in detail why Erick Erickson at RedState.com is wrong about birthers (he has banned them from his site) and why Erick's response to John Charlton at The Post & Email is flawed.
I started this blog back on Friday, October 24, 2008 with the simple question: Is Barack Hussein Obama eligible for the presidency? Of course, as long-time readers have noted, I have since expanded to other topics, but who would have thought that such a simple question would stir such a major controversy?

Then again, in politics, isn’t it true that if there’s no “there” there, why make such a big deal about the question? Some of we bloggers, including myself, post as a hobby and happen to have garnered a fair amount of support from the blogosphere to make such a pursuit worthwhile. If it is merely we who are asking the question, what’s the big deal — why so much consternation over eligibility?

Let’s begin with prominent RedState blogger Erick Erickson, a Macon, GA councilman, lawyer, and someone who has over the past few months been featured on Hannity’s America as well as the mainstream news network CNN (incidentally, I applaud his good fortune in this respect, despite the fact that he’s wrong on eligibility). He posted this initial promise of banning those of us who question the administration, of which I will now dissect:
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IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE UPDATE

Doing it the Right Way: Last week, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) John Goodman and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, responded to President Obama's call for "better ideas" by offering Ten GOP Health Ideas for Obama. Published in The Wall Street Journal, Goodman and Gingrich's ideas included a number of sensible solutions, such as encouraging more equitable tax treatment of health insurance, increasing portability and eliminating junk law suits.

Goodman/Gingrich Blog for Health Care Summit: In a bid to break the logjam on health reform, the President will convene a health care "summit" on February 25. He has invited Republicans and Democrats alike to participate. Although there is some question about what the summit can accomplish and whether it will serve any purpose other than political grandstanding, both Republicans and Democrats say they will come prepared to debate health reform. John Goodman and Newt Gingrich will be hosting a blog discussion in the days leading up to the summit, as well as a continuous, live blog during the summit.

Sneaky, Sneaky, Sneaky: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is at it again. Late last week, Pelosi announced that Democrats "have set the stage" for reconciliation. Pelosi's proposed use of reconciliation, a legislative tactic which would empower 50 Senators-rather than 60-to pass ObamaCare, is viewed by many Americans as dirty politics. Amazingly, even Pelosi's senior health advisor, Wendell Primus, referred to the reconciliation process as a trick. Here's how Pelosi's sordid strategy would work:

Step 1: The House Passes "Fixes." As of late 2009, both House and Senate had passed versions of health care legislation. However, these versions differed in several important respects. To move past this impasse, House Democrats would get the ball rolling by passing a number of modifications to the Senate version of health care reform.

Step 2: The Senate Passes the "Fixes." Senate Democrats would follow Pelosi's lead, endorsing the House's modifying legislation and sending it to the President's desk.

Step 3: The House Passes the Senate Bill. House Democrats would then pass the Senate version of health care reform as it is-thus bypassing the need for a subsequent Senate vote-and offer it to the President for signature or veto.

Step 4: The President Signs (and Combines). In an unprecedented lawmaking slight-of-hand, the President would sign the Senate version of health care and subsequently sign the modifying legislation, the "fixes."

The reconciliation process is an arcane budgetary process, used traditionally to reconcile the differences between expected revenues (taxes) and expenditures (spending). Customarily, lawmakers pass legislation and, if reconciliation is required, subsequently pass modifying bills. As an approach to the legislative process, reconciliation is rarely used and, more importantly, has never been used in the way that Pelosi proposes. Pelosi's stratagem fails the 'what's right' test in two meaningful ways:
  • Procedure: Reconciliation Bypasses Senate Rules. Reconciliation would deprive Senators of the opportunity to fully participate in the legislative process. The Senate has long-held that 60 votes are required to pass substantive law. Now, Pelosi and Reid are trying to avoid that rule because of political expediency. Simply put, that's not right.
  • Substance: Reconciliation Bypasses Senate Debate. While Republicans as well as Democrats have used reconciliation in the past, it's never been used for legislation of the cost and scale of health care reform. For many Americans, health care reform is literally a matter of life-and-death; they deserve a comprehensive debate of the issues in the bill.
The Final Wave! Thanks to your support, the NCPA has now entered its third wave of communication targeted to fence-sitting members of Congress. The third wave focuses on the eleven, self-described 'moderate' House Democrats. While they initially supported ObamaCare, a lot has happened since they cast their vote and they deserve to hear your reasons for opposing government-run health care. Please let your voice be heard:
  • Go to Free Our Health Care NOW!
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Contribute to the Cause! We appreciate your past support and know that without you this fight wouldn't be possible. You can donate online or send a check to: National Center for Policy Analysis P.O. Box 650098 Dallas, Texas 75265-0098 Thank you for your continued support of the NCPA. Warm regards, Jeanette Nordstrom National Center for Policy Analysis www.ncpa.org

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This is a great little newsletter if you like love dogs and cats!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pilgrim's Progress: 2/18/1678

Pilgrim's Progress was published FEBRUARY 18, 1678. An allegory of a pilgrim traveller named "Christian" journeying to the Celestial City, it was written by John Bunyan, born in Bedford, England.

At age 29, Bunyan became a Baptist minister and was imprisoned over 12 years for preaching without a license. While in jail, he supported his family by making shoelaces. His book, found in nearly every colonial New England home, was the world's best-seller for centuries.

Benjamin Franklin wrote in his Autobiography: "From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the Pilgrim's Progress, my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes."

Franklin continued: "My old favorite author, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress...has been translated into most of the languages of Europe, and suppose it has been more generally read than any other book, except perhaps the Bible."

In it, John Bunyan wrote: "Christian ran thus till he came at a place somewhat ascending, and upon that place stood a cross...So I saw in my dream, that just as Christian came up with the cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, and fell from off his back."

American Minute with Bill Federer

The brawl over rate increases is a preview of ObamaCare...

Democrats and their media allies have found a new insurance piñata: WellPoint and its recent health-premium price increases in California. This spat deserves more attention, because its real lesson is what will happen to health insurance costs around the country if ObamaCare passes.
The WellPoint Mugging

Obama’s Weatherizing Program Costing Taxpayers $57,362 For Each Home...

...but, according to Joe Biden, “The stimulus is working. It’s working.”

Yeah. Right.

File under "Signs & Wonders"

P/2010 A2

Proof that Hawaii is involved in a cover-up

Please help by calling/faxing/emailing the Governor and/or the Lt. Governor

REPORT: “ACORN is a political machine that uses a complex corporate web, connections to the SEIU, and powerful political allies to break laws in pursuit of a partisan agenda."

“Perceptions that ACORN is a charitable organization are simply wrong and part of ACORN’s efforts to deceive the American people,” said Rep. Issa in releasing the report. “ACORN is a political machine that uses a complex corporate web, connections to the SEIU, and powerful political allies to break laws in pursuit of a partisan agenda. This report shines more disinfecting sunlight on ACORN’s secretive methods of abusing taxpayer funds and charitable donations.”
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Billy Sunday: 2/17/1889

A baseball star, Billy Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings from 1883 to 1891.

Born during the Civil War in a log cabin in Iowa, his father, a Union Army soldier, died of pneumonia when Billy was only a month old. At age 15, he struck out on his own, working several jobs before being recruited to play pro baseball by pitcher and club owner, Albert Spalding, founder of Spalding Sporting Goods. Billy Sunday's career took off and he was one of the most popular athletes in the nation.

In 1887, he and his teammates were walking the streets of Chicago after drinking a few beers, when Billy Sunday heard an old gospel hymn sung at a street corner meeting of the Pacific Garden Mission. He began attending and there experienced conversion. He then went to YMCA meetings, quit drinking and got married.

A sensation occurred FEBRUARY 17, 1889, when Billy Sunday preached his first sermon as an evangelist. He went on to pioneer radio broadcasting so enthusiastically that the FCC was formed in response.

In the next 46 years, till his death November 6, 1935, over 100 million people would hear him. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson met with him. In his animated style, Billy Sunday said: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."

Arizona Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth and McCain challenger suspects Obama of Identity Theft

Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who on Monday officially entered Arizona's Republican race against Sen. John McCain, defended his recent call for President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, suggesting his questions stem not from conspiracy theories that Obama was really born in Kenya but from concerns about identity theft...
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The real reason Evan Bayh wants out of Washington

The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure once again of liberal governance.
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DEEP CORRUPTION

Here is the truth about Blagojevich, Obama and their crime buddies...

Internationally, the fear of a double-dip recession--and a global depression--is palpable...

SOCIETE GENERALE PREDICTS COLLAPSE OF EURO

Healthcare: ENDGAME

It’s a trap...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

500 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of "Man-Made" Global Warming

The following papers support skepticism of "man-made" global warming or the environmental or economic effects of. Addendums, Comments, Corrections, Erratum, Replies, Responses and Submitted papers are not included in the peer-reviewed paper count. There are many more listings than just the 500 papers. The inclusion of a paper in this list does not imply a specific position to any of the authors. This list will be updated and corrected as necessary...
PopularTechnology.net

Gore's War

Mr. Gore has, in effect, declared economic war on the middle-class American family through his global warming faux science.

Imagine getting a letter in the mail that says you are now a member of a union and are required to pay union dues, even though you didn't vote to join a union...

Forced Unionization in Michigan

The Continuing Climate Meltdown

...the IPCC has been advertised as the last and definitive word on climate science. Its reports are the basis on which Al Gore, President Obama and others have claimed that climate ruin is inevitable unless the world reorganizes its economies with huge new taxes on carbon. Now we are discovering the U.N. reports are sloppy political documents intended to drive the climate lobby's regulatory agenda.
More embarrassments for the U.N. and 'settled' science.

Monday, February 15, 2010

10-pound ball of fur saves Iraq veterans life...

Homeless Pets For Vets Helps Both

Small businessmen in Wisconsin paid for this sign. Seems like a trend.

Thanks to PowerLineBlog


Eugenics and America

Excerpts below from "The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics"
California was considered an epicenter of the American eugenics movement. During the Twentieth Century's first decades, California's eugenicists included potent but little known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate and Polytechnic benefactor Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles M. Goethe, as well as members of the California State Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents.
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In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation's social service agencies and associations.

The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, trumped up confinement or forced sterilization.

The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.
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Hitler studied American eugenics laws. He tried to legitimize his anti-Semitism by medicalizing it, and wrapping it in the more palatable pseudoscientific facade of eugenics. Hitler was able to recruit more followers among reasonable Germans by claiming that science was on his side. While Hitler's race hatred sprung from his own mind, the intellectual outlines of the eugenics Hitler adopted in 1924 were made in America.

During the '20s, Carnegie Institution eugenic scientists cultivated deep personal and professional relationships with Germany's fascist eugenicists. In Mein Kampf, published in 1924, Hitler quoted American eugenic ideology and openly displayed a thorough knowledge of American eugenics. "There is today one state," wrote Hitler, "in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception [of immigration] are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States."
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"War Against the Weak"?

"Those who actively supported eugenics include America's most progressive figures: Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger and Oliver Wendell Holmes."

Sanger, Margaret. "Woman and the new race." New York: Brentano's, c1920. [250 pages]:

"Among our more than 100,000,000 population, are Negroes, Indians, Chinese and other colored people to the number of 11,000,000...Do these elements give promise of a better race? [and] are we doing anything genuinely constructive to overcome this situation?"

Excerpts below from "Margaret Sanger Was Against Abortion?"
...Certain statements by Sanger are absolutely striking because they were statements I did not expect.

Statements such as this, found in a letter about the “Negro Project” were well expected:

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.[1]

Or this, in a written statement to a congressional department:

Keep the doors of immigration closed to the entrance of certain aliens whose condition is known to be detrimental to the stamina of the race, such as feebleminded, idiots, morons, insane, syphilitic, epileptic, criminal, professional prostitutes, and others in this class barred by the immigration laws of 1924.

Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.[2]

She also wrote:

It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot be one of health or intelligence. Stop bringing into the world children whose parents cannot provide for them. Herein lies the key of civilization. For upon the foundation of an enlightened and voluntary motherhood shall a future civilization emerge.[3]
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Then, the most inexplicable statement of all was this:

“While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.[7]

In her 1938 autobiography, Sanger notes that her 1916 opposition to abortion was based on the taking of life:

“To each group we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.”[8]
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"A History of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research: 1929-1939"


The Eugenics Archive


Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (references to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute)

"Hooded Progressivism"

I would hope Hillary Clinton's statements are due to ignorance of history, but such statements are clearly troubling especially coming from elected politicians.

"Sec. Clinton Nonsensically Compares Margaret Sanger to Thomas Jefferson"

"Hillary Clinton’s Bizarre “Margaret Sanger’s Work is Not Done”


RESEARCH PROVIDED BY KURT VANGSNESS!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2009: Arabs deny U.S. citizens their rights

Is it coincidence that Dearborn, the city with the highest density of Muslims in the US, is the one place we've found where even asking questions is impossible? Where simply representing Christianity, let alone preaching it, is prevented on public streets? Where security can commit many accounts of battery, and allow others to do so as well? Where minors are recruited by guards to entrap unsupspecting people? If Islam grows in the United States, is this what will become of our nation?

WELCOME TO SHARIA IN THE UNITED STATES

California State Assembly records: Obama received grant as foreign exchange student from Indonesia

Obama's legal name then was Barry Soetoro and his closest friends at Occidental College were three Pakistani's named Wahid Hamid, Sohale Siddiqi, and Mohammed Hassan Chandoo. Obama and Hamid traveled to Pakistan in 1981...

Neil Sankey and Susan Daniels combed through dozens of public databases and now allege that Obama has used multiple social security numbers during his life...none of the numbers that Obama used were issued by the State of Hawaii.

THE SSN THAT OBAMA IS NOW USING (XXX.XX.4425) WAS ISSUED IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT CIRCA 1976-79 TO A PERSON BORN IN 1890!

If nothing else, this constitues Social Security fraud and identity theft.

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

I'm so tempted to tell Al Gore to go you-know-what because that's what he was doing to all of us!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2/13/1974

"Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened" was Solzhenitsyn's response when questioned about the decline of modern culture.

A Russian author, Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned for eight years by Joseph Stalin, as he described in his autobiography, Les Prix Nobel: "I was arrested on the grounds of what the censorship had found in my correspondence with a school friend, mainly because of certain disrespectful remarks about Stalin, although we referred to him in disguised terms. A further basis for the 'charge' were drafts of stories and reflections which had been found in my map case."

Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970 for writing The Gulag Archipelago, but the Communist government did not allowed him to leave the country to accept it. Finally, under international pressure, the Soviet Union expelled him on FEBRUARY 13, 1974.

The following year in Washington, D.C., Alexander Solzhenitsyn warned: "I...call upon America to be more careful..because they are trying to weaken you...to disarm your strong and magnificent country in the face of this fearful threat-one that has never been seen before in the history of the world."

American Minute with Bill Federer

Sarah Palin is not alone...

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was caught on tape looking at notes scrawled on the palm of her hand during a televised debate.

Today Barack Obama rewrote history...

Barack Obama for the first time blamed George Bush for leaving him with a $1.3 trillion budget deficit, or nearly all of his $1.4 trillion 2009 budget deficit. This is an awful lie and Barack Obama knows it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Heil, Barack!

Barack Obama is using our public school system to recruit for his Alinsky-inspired private army. Organizing for America (OFA), formerly Obama For America, is recruiting in our high schools to “build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda” – that is, his agenda of socialism for the United States of America...And what will these “interns” be force-fed? The mother’s milk of the left — anti-war agitation, anti-capitalism, Marx, Lenin, Ayers, LGBT agenda promotion, global warming, pro-jihad, and illegal immigration.
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College student shoots home invader, saves 10 lives...

Yet another reason to keep a gun in the house!

Several months ago, in the notoriously dangerous neighborhood of College Park in Atlanta, Georgia, two armed criminals broke into a house party of students.

After confiscating the group's valuables, the invaders split the men and women up into different rooms.

Witnesses say the perpetrators then counted their rounds and discussed if they had "enough" ammunition.

The students believe the gunmen were going to rape and murder the entire group of students, who were celebrating a birthday at the end of the semester.

However, one male student, whose identity is being protected by police and local media, retrieved a handgun from his backpack and fired at the thug who was detaining the men.

(That is: One smart student had prepared for a night in College Park, Atlanta.)

The criminal fled the apartment under the threat of injury and never returned.

The student, continuing on into the girls' room, found the other thug, 23-year-old Calvin Lavant, preparing to rape his first victim.

The student exchanged gunfire with Lavant, lethally wounding him in the process. Lavant fled through a window and died in front of his apartment, only one building away.

One of the female students was injured during the exchange, but doctors expect a full and complete recovery.

So what's the point

A student saved the girls from rape, and saved the whole group of 10 people (including himself) from murder . . . and he did it with a handgun.

This is a perfect example of how ludicrous "big city gun laws" are. What if this had happened in New York, Chicago, or any of the other big cities that criminalize their citizens' self defense?

Yes, we would be reading an entirely different story -- one so horrendous that we would shudder at the very words.

Either this whole group of friends would have been raped and murdered by these two sorry excuses for human beings . . . or the hero of this story would be facing prison time for firearm possession and murder.

Thankfully, however, Atlanta hasn't outlawed self-defense yet. And since someone had a gun and was willing to use it, innocent life was preserved.

Congratulations to the unnamed hero of this story. You saved your friends' lives.

In Liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights
UPDATE: WATCH VIDEO & SIGN PETITION!

When Deficits Become Dangerous

Welcome to our great fiscal Titanic! Here are a few highlights from this WSJ article today:
Mr. Obama and Congress added hundreds of billions of dollars a year of ineffective "stimulus" spending—more accurately characterized as social engineering and pork—when far more effective, less expensive options were available.

The Obama 10-year budget—unprecedented in its spending, taxes, deficits and accumulation of debt—is by a large margin the most risky fiscal strategy in American history. [emphasis mine] In his Feb. 1 budget message, Mr. Obama said, "We cannot continue to borrow against our children's future." But that is exactly what he proposes to do.

Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker famously called Reaganomics—with its defense buildup, tax cuts and budget deficits—a "riverboat gamble." (Which, by the way, worked out well.) Mr. Obama's fiscal strategy is more akin to the voyage of the Titanic. Let's hope he changes course soon enough to prevent disaster.

The Exodus Conspiracy

A film that could potentially verify the historical accuracy of much of the Bible is getting a major expansion, causing its producers to be extra sensitive to modern political concerns and anxious fans to wait even longer for its release.

With a new working title of "The Exodus Conspiracy," the movie was initially targeted for release in the spring of 2007. But, despite about 10 years of work, the producers have not launched it yet because the scope of the project has increased dramatically.
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Budget shock: Rotten to the AmeriCorps

Among the most wasteful of the spending increases hidden in President Obama's 2011 budget proposal is his plan to create an army of government-funded community organizers at the shocking price of $1.4 billion. While the economy reels and many taxpayers are looking for ways to trim their personal spending, the president is demanding a whopping 59 percent boost for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its best-known program, AmeriCorps. It's time to pull the plug on both.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

All we are left with now is three more years of the president’s “Bush did it” mantra and a buffoonish Robert Gibbs...

Obama is not merely flipping and triangulating on issues in a desperate attempt to shadow the polls, but he is doing so on matters that he once swore were absolutely central to his entire candidacy and his signature hope-and-change agenda, critical to the future of the U.S., and proof of his opponents’ either ignorance or disingenuousness...After a single year of governance, there is now scarcely a single issue that Obama & Co. have not backtracked on, flip-flopped, redefined, or quietly dropped — mostly matters that were once demagogued to score political points.
The Truth Is a Precious Commodity

2/11/1861

On FEBRUARY 11, 1861, newly elected President Abraham Lincoln left Springfield, Illinois, for the U.S. Capital, never to return. In his Farewell Speech he said: "I now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail."

Lincoln continued: "Trusting in Him who can go with me and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well...Let us all pray that the God of our fathers may not forsake us now.."

Forty-five days before his assassination, Lincoln stated in his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865: "Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God...The prayers of both could not be answered...If God will that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsmen's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said 'the Judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'"

American Minute with Bill Federer

How to Think About the Healthcare Debate?

by Michael Daily

Pastor and former Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Metropolitan Richmond (VA)
Perhaps the key insight relevant to the healthcare debate is this: when the executive branch consolidates for itself the power of the judicial and legislative functions (as is now the case with federal agencies) the effects of all other institutions are marginalized. When these other institutions are marginalized, what is lost are the sources of positive moral transformation. Thus proceeds a populace spiraling downward, less and less able to care for themselves, who then turn to government to solve their problems, while the head of the government utilizes the opportunity to become more powerful and entrenched in office.

In my opinion, this has already taken place to a considerable degree...
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Floyd Brown: Disturbed by Beck, O'Reilly and Breitbart

I believe that one of the best reasons to impeach Obama is his failure to produce a long-form birth certificate. He may not be constitutionally qualified to serve as President. I have released an opinion column on why some conservative media are ignoring the issue. I would like to hear your comments so I have reprinted it here:

Disturbed by Beck, O'Reilly and Breitbart

Congressional legislation called 'a sexual revolutionary's dream'

A homosexual congressman from Colorado has proposed a law critics say would give controversial federal school safety czar Kevin Jennings – a longtime homosexual-rights advocate – almost unlimited authority to mandate indoctrination in public schools at taxpayer expense.

"It doesn't get much more fascist than this! It's a sexual revolutionary's dream," wrote Linda Harvey of Mission America.
Obama czar's 'homo-genda' proposed for U.S. schools

Congressional proposals could penalize couples $10,000 for saying 'I do'

Bills pending in Congress that would nationalize health care by setting up mandatory insurance purchases and fines for not complying could penalize married couples $10,000 annually and are a direct attack on marriage, families and the church because of their discriminatory provisions, according to a congressional candidate.

"This is as awful, I will say evil ... this is as evil as it gets," Allen Quist, who is running to unseat Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, told WND.
It's ba-ack! Health-care plan redoubles 'marriage penalty'

There's somethin' happening here

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
...there is not enough civilian security in Washington, DC to hold back the mob that will descend if the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis tries to force this through. The anger likely to erupt across this country at such a willful abuse of power is not something any responsible official should want to encourage.

It will be historic, potentially dangerous in some ways, and far-reaching in consequence.
Cram-downs, Constitutions And A Revolution Over Health Care Reform

Obama Submits Largest Budget in History, But Networks Portray Him as Fiscal Conservative

President Obama just submitted a $3.8 trillion budget proposal, the largest federal budget ever, which will come with a "record amount of red ink." The projected deficit of that budget would be $1.6 trillion, yet the networks didn't criticize him for being spendy.

To put this in perspective: Obama is proposing a budget $700 billion larger than big spender Pres. George W. Bush's last budget. It's TWICE the size of Pres. Bill Clinton's last budget of $1.9 trillion, who was credited with generating a budget surplus.

Despite the "staggering" size of Obama's budget, which broadcast networks admitted was "dripping with red ink," the reports managed to paint him as a fiscal conservative and deficit slasher.
A $3.8 trillion budget proposal and a spending freeze?

Green Police Aren't Just in Super Bowl Ads

If you've been watching the daily scandals destroy the credibility of the U.N. IPCC, then you might not realize that Cambridge, Massachusetts is in a state of climate emergency. This is not hyperbole, but an official policy order, passed by the City Council in May 2009, "recogniz[ing] that there is a climate emergency" and requesting the City Manager "to direct the appropriate city departments to increase the City's responses to a scale proportionate to the emergency."
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The end of the IPCC

There is still the US-EPA's drive to extend the Clean Air Act to include carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as "pollutants." But with the evidence of ClimateGate in hand, EPA's attempt to provide the necessary scientific justification for its "Endangerment Finding" will surely fail. Whoever leaked the incriminating e-mails deserves a medal for saving the US economy from certain ruin.

The writer, an atmospheric physicist, professor emeritus at the University of Virginia, and former director of the US Weather Satellite Service, is the organizer of NIPCC (Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change) and coauthor of its reports "Nature, not human activity, rules the climate" [2008] and "Climate Change Reconsidered" [2009].
Read the whole thing!

American Thinker: Another Look at Obama's Origins

...Obama's birth remains a mystery a year after his inauguration. The mainstream media, meanwhile, have paid more attention to the origins of Trig Palin than to those of the president, and they have spent their excess energy mocking those who do the reporting they once did.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Life imitates art...

Lilly

Jobs bill won't add many jobs...

The no-jobs stimulus jobs bill...

Maybe Washington should create a stimulus bill that would stimulate the President to actually do something that doesn't destroy America.

On the other hand, Why your boss is incompetent is hoot and explains a lot:
The idea that high-level incompetence is inevitable was formulated in the 1969 best-selling book The Peter Principle.

"They end up distracting us from their crummy work with giant desks," says Robert Sutton of the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California. "They replace action with incomprehensible acronyms, blame others for failure, and cheat to create the illusion of progress."
Hmmm...

For the first time by any administration in memory, the Obama budget forecast rejects the Medicare Trustees’ projections for long-run healthcare cost growth....

Obama Budget Rigs Healthcare Numbers

More on Progressivism from Glenn Beck

Segment 5 features David Horowitz, the former Left-Wing 60's radical and communist.

Glenn Beck Show 02-09-10 SEG. 1 of 5
www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_cPsrs3hys

Glenn Beck Show 02-09-10 SEG. 2 of 5
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Glenn Beck Show 02-09-10 SEG. 3 of 5
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"If you have a better idea, show it to me," said President Obama about health care reform...

Think he's really interested? Ten GOP Health Ideas for Obama

OK Candidate releases son’s 1981 Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth

[title corrected by author]

DOCUMENT CONFIRMS INVESTIGATORS’ SUSPICIONS, EXPOSES DOH AS LYING

...and more:

HI Attorney General’s office refuses to corroborate Obama’s HI Birth

HAT TIP: CitizenWells

Obots must be patroling John Charlton's post since his site is suddenly unavailable...so here's an alternate link for the first story...

Hurtling Down the Road to Serfdom

by John Stossel:
Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn't just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit.

F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote "The Road to Serfdom

" in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom...The book was a hit. Reader's Digest produced a condensed version that sold 5 million copies.

Hayek meant that governments can't plan economies without planning people's lives. After all, an economy is just individuals engaging in exchanges. The scientific-sounding language of President Obama's economic planning hides the fact that people must shelve their own plans in favor of government's single plan.

At the beginning of "The Road to Serfdom," Hayek acknowledges that mere material wealth is not all that's at stake when the government controls our lives: "The most important change ... is a psychological change, an alteration in the character of the people."

This shouldn't be controversial. If government relieves us of the responsibility of living by bailing us out, character will atrophy. The welfare state, however good its intentions of creating material equality, can't help but make us dependent. That changes the psychology of society.

I'll explore this tomorrow night on my Fox Business show, 8 p.m. Eastern (rebroadcast Friday at 10 p.m.).
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For the first time since '02, GOPers lead the Washington Post's generic congressional ballot, giving Dems reason to worry about their electoral prospects this Fall

Dem Popularity At Historic Lows

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Founders did not Grant the Federal Judiciary the Power to Interpret the Constitution

This article, dated March 29, 2004 and written By Robert Greenslade © Nitwit Press, was just posted by Jean at WeThePeople!

Jamie Glasov: Mr. Beck, thank you for having the courage and integrity to tell the truth about communism...Glenn Beck, you are a hero to me!

...today we have a best friend in the West who has our back. We aren’t orphans anymore. There is a certain individual in this land, by the name of Glenn Beck, who has a television show on the Fox News Channel with a mass following; he is masterfully exposing this phenomenon that we experienced — and are still experiencing. He is telling the truth about the Soviet regime and about communism and he is beaming a light on leftists and liberals for their long romance, which continues till this day, with communist systems and the ideologies that brought them into place. Just recently, Beck’s program featured his profound documentary, The Revolutionary Holocaust, which powerfully illustrates the evil of communism and the leftist ideals that brought its horrors into existence. Beck’s documentary exposes the crimes against humanity perpetrated by mass murderers such as Che Guevara and Mao Zedong, who, till this day, enjoy great idolization in leftist milieus and, as we know, in the Obama White House itself.

I would like to take this moment to express my deepest and heartfelt gratitude to Glenn Beck...
Read the whole thing!

Do you have a computer worm???


Insidious Worm Makes Unauthorized Purchases When Computer User Is Drunk

THANKS TO THE JAWA REPORT FOR THIS WARNING!!!

Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary

by Dennis Prager
If one had to read one columnist to appreciate the state of contemporary left-wing commentary, my nomination would be Frank Rich of the Sunday New York Times.

No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today's left. Virtually every piece is filled with anger, filled with ad hominem responses to arguments, filled with insults of opponents and at the same time devoid of intellectual arguments. A Frank Rich column is essentially a weekly tantrum meant to make his readers nod in agreement and reinforce their contempt for those who differ with them.

I offer this past Sunday's column as an example...
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Who was the first President to die in office?

"Tippecanoe and Tyler too" was the campaign slogan of 9th President William Henry Harrison, born FEBRUARY 9, 1773. He was the first President to die in office, serving the shortest term of only 30 days.

The son of Benjamin Harrison, signer the Declaration, and grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President, William Henry Harrison was aide-de-camp to General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, who defeated the British and Indian forces at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

Harrison became Secretary of the Northwest Territory - 260,000 square miles from which was formed Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was the area's first delegate to Congress and in 1801 became Governor of the Indiana Territory. Harrison disrupted Chief Tecumseh's confederation at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

In his Inaugural Address, 1841, William Henry Harrison stated: "I deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify me in expressing to my fellow citizens a profound reverence for the Christian religion, and a thorough conviction that sound morals, religious liberty, and a just sense of religious responsibility are essentially connected with all true and lasting happiness."

American Minute with Bill Federer

OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATION AMENDED AFTER 45-YEARS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

What would a person legitimately correct 45 years after the birth – after having used that birth certificate for 45 years whenever documentation was needed and never challenging the facts contained on it?

The President should keep uppermost in his mind the biblical admonition as to what happens to those trees that do not bear "good fruit". The axe is already at the tree...

Obama’s West Wing is filled with people who are in their jobs because of their Chicago connections or because they signed on with Obama early during the presidential campaign.

One problem is that they do not have sufficient experience at governing at the executive branch level.

The deeper problem is that they are not listening to the people.

Hearing is one thing; listening is another.

Some are even questioning whether Mr. Obama has forgotten how he got elected and the promises he made to the people who elected him.

Don't take my word for any of this. Look at the clear message the American people have been sending at the polls these past few months.
Doug Wilder: Obama needs a staff shakeup

"Citizen" vs "Natural Born Citizen"


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