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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The enemy within: the unthinkable is right before your eyes

A stunning wake-up call:
WIKILEAKS: Impeachable


Should the WikiLeaks staff be prosecuted?

While US state department restricts employee access to secret files... you can be sure that the WikiLeaks' staff is busy poring through an unimaginable glut of our secret documents (I understand it's documents that are all recent and not years old).

The need to sort through it all was clarified by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assage: "To have impact, it needs to be easy for people to dive in and search it and get something out of it."

And it's not just U.S. documents as the Jerusalem Post has noted:
Assange noted that Wikileaks also has material on Russian companies and politicians, pharamceutical companies, industrial espionage by the US, the energy industry, environmental issues, and finance.
Staff problems have exacerbated the ongoing analysis of all this data including the defection of some staffers who objected, on moral grounds, to the previous revelations concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Patriot Ledger in Massachusetts has put up a poll: Should WikiLeaks staff be prosecuted for releasing documents? [LINK CORRECTED]

Some people are quite sympathetic to these "hundreds of Volunteers all over the globe..."

Talk about staff overload, Assange has apparently been sitting on "a full five gigabyte of documents" concerning his next target but this time it's a bank:

Is Bank Of America WikiLeaks’ Next Target?

Makes you wonder what might have happened had Julian Assange put all his efforts into creating a business or inventing a life-saving medical device or heading up an international relief agency instead of creating a sort of tabloid newpaper on steroids.

UPDATE: Now he's calling for the resignation of Hillary Clinton...

I just wish he and George Soros would mind their own ******* business.

UPDATE #2: "We Have Not Seen Anything Yet": [UK] Guardian Editor Says Most Startling WikiLeaks Cables Still To Be Released

Missouri has no illegal aliens

Received from a friend today:

AMERICA ... LISTEN UP & TAKE HEED!

Missouri has NO illegal Aliens... (THIS IS TRUE) Interesting: SCROLL TO BOTTOM TO VISIT IMPORTANT CONFIRMATION LINK AND AWESOME COMMENTS!!!

Missouri's approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and more effective than anything to date in Arizona.

Do the loonies in San Francisco, or the White House, appreciate what Missouri has done?

When are our fearless President and his dynamic Attorney General going to take action to require Missouri start accepting illegal immigrants once again?

So, why doesn't Missouri receive attention?

Answer: There are no Mexican illegals in Missouri to demonstrate.

The "Show Me" state has once again showed us how it should be done.

There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done.

Let's pass this around.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri. In November, 2008, nearly 90% voting in favor! Thus English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008 a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.

In Missouri illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayers benefits such as food stamps and health care through Missouri HealthNET. In 2009 a measure was passed that ensures Missouri's public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States. In Missouri all post-secondary institutions of higher education to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.

So while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem.

Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome in the state and they will certainly NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.

DON'T JUST DELETE THIS AMERICA ... KEEP IT GOING UNTIL WE GET ALL 50 STATES TO COMPLY!!!

Missouri Ahead of the Game in Dealing with Illegal Immigrants

lgstarr sez: WAY TO GO MISSOURI!!!

Purple Heart for Obama?

From a friend in the military regarding Obama's busted lip this week:
Joke amongst the active duty infantry guys is that BHO will now probably award himself a Purple Heart. After all, it was a wound in..."the line of duty," wasn't it?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Hillary and J.

Dick Morris makes an important point that has to make you wonder just how HIllary Clinton actually would have governed as President of the United States:

Dick Morris: Wikileaks Revelations Make Hillary Clinton Look Like a Communist (Video)

Of course she didn't ask her Foreign Service Officers (diplomats) to secretly obtain other foreign service representatives' credit card numbers (among other private information) so that she that could go on shopping spree! It was so that she could use blackmail as a diplomatic tool to orchestrate the results that she and the Obama adminstration were seeking to achieve.

Funny, but the left has been raging against Government-by-Blackmail: the J Edgar Hoover edition for decades.

Just sayin'...

Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight...

Hmmm...

From The Center for Public Integrity:
Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight by Stimulus

FEDERALLY FUNDED National Portrait Gallery (a Smithsonian Institution) now showing an exhibition featuring images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic."

This is a travesty and a mockery of what the Founders of this nation risked their lives to create for us...using your tax dollars. And Democrats wonder why there is a Tea Party!

WARNING: This story contains graphic photographs of items on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery...

A Florida school not only banned Christmas but banned everything associated with Christmas including Christmas colors...

BECAUSE SOMEONE MIGHT BE OFFENDED!!!

From GatewayPundit

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paul Ryan (R): Obama said he would respond, then didn't, and never has...

Ryan updated the Roadmap for saving America from fiscal and economic collapse that he’d introduced in 2008...

[2010] was an even greater year for Ryan. His Roadmap began the year as an obscure plan to reform federal spending, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the tax code, and health care, and became the most important statement of Republican aspirations in Washington. At the seven-hour White House summit on health care in February, Ryan took apart Obamacare in a six-minute speech that quickly went viral on the Internet. Obama said he would respond to Ryan at the summit, then didn’t, and never has.

Democrats were certain the Roadmap would be an albatross for Republican candidates. It wasn’t. After the election, the leaders of the president’s debt commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, issued a plan that included parts of the Roadmap, especially its version of Social Security reform. And two weeks ago, Alice Rivlin, former budget director for President Clinton, backed Ryan’s ideas for reining in Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan, as chairman of the budget committee, will draft the House budget for next year...
Not Yet a Great Race

From the idyllic shelter of Peck Canyon outside of Nogales, Edith Lowell reflects on what it's like to share her beloved ranch with violent drug-smugglers, illegal aliens and automatic-weapon-toting bandits...

Perhaps Janet Napolitano should visit the Peck Canyon Corridor outside of Nogales—with an armed escort
Smugglers' Paradise

Saturday, November 27, 2010

OPERA COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA SURPRISES MACY'S CUSTOMERS WITH RANDOM ACT OF CULTURE

RANDOM ACT OF CULTURE ON OCTOBER 10, 2010



UPDATE: I just happened to be reading how the very devoted Catholic blogger The Anchoress, was not terribly moved by this video...something I just can't understand...but I did want to mention a comment from "Ken from Kansas" because it fleshes out the historical setting for the video:
...for people from Philly like me it [Macy's] will always be the John Wanamaker Store at 13th and Walnut.

The Wanamaker organ and the great court at the holidays is something special to us. Plus for me the thought of the Hallelujah Chorus and the words, “the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ,” sung in a temple of commerce (Mammon?) gives me goose bumps. God does honor his Word even when that word goes forth in the most unlikely places and he will be exalted. BTW, John Wanamaker was a wonderful Christian and would have approved I am sure.
Merry Christmas to all.

The great fear of all dictators is provoking rebellion before they are ready to handle it.

So Communists, er, Democrats, meet your nemesis, those damned innovative Americans, again. The Daily Caller headline (November 24, 2010) says it all. Yet another unanticipated fastball has been hurled directly at the radical left’s destructive agenda.

It is called the Repeal Amendment. Brainchild of Georgetown Constitutional Law Professor Randy Barnett...The proposal calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow the states, by a two-thirds majority vote, to repeal objectionable federal legislation and regulations.
Breaking News: Power to the People! Repeal Amendment Gaining Strength...

Prince Chunk Foundation: great idea for displaced pet owners

...a nonprofit that helps financially distressed pet owners keep their animals. The foundation operates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and California.

Feline media sensation Prince Chunk dies in NJ


Leukemia patient completely cured with cord blood stem cells

BERLIN, November 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Doctors associated with the German umbilical cord blood bank Vita 34 say that they have cured a child’s leukemia completely using an infusion of stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

The procedure was reportedly performed in 2005 on a four-year-old girl whose chemotherapy treatment had failed and who had a prognosis of only three months to live. The procedure was possible because the parents had decided to preserve their child’s umbilical cord blood at the time of birth.

After continuous monitoring of the child for five years now, with no sign of leukemia cells in her blood, doctors say that they have confirmed that the treatment worked.

“Seventy-five months have passed and we can speak of a cure with certainty,” said Eberhard Lampeter of Vita 34.

According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, this is the first case in the world of a child cured of leukemia by her own stem cells. In most cases the child’s umbilical cord blood is not available, and the stem cells of close family members must be used.

The new treatment is the latest in a long string of hundreds of successes in the science of stem cell treatments that use mature cells rather than embryonic stem cells...
Read more...

Top 10 Reasons for Conservatives to be Thankful

Kenneth Hanner:
It will be a winter of discontent for many Americans, with unemployment still high and their net worth eroded. But this country has emerged from tough times before, and even during hardships there are many things to be thankful for. Here are my Top 10:
Human Events

Friday, November 26, 2010

Guess what the Democrats are giving you this holiday season?

Ta-Da: It's the THE PELOSI FRUITCAKE!

Can anybody say: "ReGifting?"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Who Were the Puritans?

J. Glenn Ferrell
H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) described Puritanism as The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. Puritanical has come to mean prudish, judgmental, anti-intellectual, regarding pleasure as sin. Many believe the Puritans came to America on the Mayflower; lived dreary, guilt-ridden lives; executed innocent people as witches; hated fun; hated sex; and worshiped a harsh and distant God, who roasted sinners over the fires of hell.

Were Puritans puritanical? Our misunderstanding is based on common myths and literature we read in school. Who were the Puritans?

The English Reformation steered a course between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, without satisfying either. Puritans were those in the 16th and 17th centuries, who remained within the English Church, wanting to purify her of non-Biblical practices.

The Pilgrims came on the Mayflower, not the Puritans. These were Separatists, who left the Church of England to start independent congregations. They settled at Plymouth in 1620.

The more numerous Puritans remained in England and Scotland rather than emigrate. A fraction of them came to New England after the Pilgrims. They founded Massachusetts Bay Colony, which later absorbed Plymouth.
Read more

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You can actually put an exact dollar amount on the Constitution...

...that amount is $335,906.

The Wizard of O No!

Pie in the sky...lofty rhetoric...and a dime will get you ZERO (which is what some people actually call Obama. I say: three strikes and you're out as far as that damned Nobel Peace Prize goes...Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, and now Barack Obama--enough already.
Obama set expectations high last year in Prague when he declared it was time to end "Cold War thinking" and committed the United States to seeking a nuclear weapons-free world.

He acknowledged it was an achievement he was not likely to see in his lifetime, but his lofty oratory was enough to help him win the Nobel Peace Prize.
N.Korea crisis latest blow to Obama's nuclear agenda

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday

But we should also remember our men and women in the U.S. Military who are often far away from home during this wonderful family holiday.

DC: Remember our military heroes this Thanksgiving...

World's 10 Fattest Countries

Every continent except for Antarctica is represented on GlobalPost's list of the world's top 25 fattest countries

THANKSGIVING: how to cook the perfect bird

Science may never produce the perfect turkey. But it might add a dose of insight into your Thanksgiving meal. At the very least, it can be a good conversation starter.

"I'm a scientist who cooks by understanding what happens," Barnham said. "I don't see how it could make it any worse to understand what’s happening."

"Basically," he added, "the best way of cooking a turkey is the way you cooked it last year."
Turkey Science: Achieving a Perfect Bird

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Obamacare: wave of mergers is just one of many signs of trouble with the new law

For example, we know that the government's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has found that the new law will increase health care costs, rather than reduce them, in the coming decade. We know that cuts in Medicare, with the money saved going to pay for expanding coverage to the poor, will jeopardize seniors' access to care. We know the law will make it impossibly expensive for companies that currently offer bare-bones health coverage to low-income employees to keep doing so. We know several corporations are taking giant write-downs because the bill will increase the cost of providing prescription drug coverage to retired employees. And perhaps most important, we know the law offers an enormous incentive for employers who currently provide coverage to workers to stop doing so, sending those workers to buy coverage in government-subsidized health care exchanges.

In sum, what the law means for millions of Americans is: No matter what the president said, if you like the coverage you have now, you can't keep it.
Empty promises on health care will haunt Obama

O NO: 39%!

Los Angeles Times/Zogby: President Obama has passed the Big 4-0 -- going the wrong way.
Turns out voters were not simply satisfied to spank the Democrat and his party in the Nov. 2 midterm elections with historic losses in the House of Representatives.

Obama's job approval rating as calculated by the Zogby Poll has now sunk to 39%, a new low for his 22-month presidency that began with so much hope and excitement and poll numbers up around 70. As recently as Sept. 20, his job approval was 49%.

A whopping 60% now disapprove of his job, up from 51% disapproval Sept. 20.

Obama now trails in hypothetical 2012 matchups against Republicans Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and the next Bush, Jeb.

And, oh, my! Lookee here! Obama has even fallen into a statistical tie with none other than Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor. How embarrassing that is because other polls have shown a majority of Americans believe she is unqualified for the presidency. So it appears many have now decided, on second thought, Obama looks that way too.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The more we learn about President Obama's childhood, the scarier he becomes.

Ben Shapiro:
Obama's childhood shows us that he was comfortable with militant homosexuals, black racists and communists/socialists, along with radical Islamists. That's an odd combination for a child, but Obama had an odd childhood. And that conglomeration of interests -- gay rights militants, black racists, socialists and radical Muslims -- now form the core of Obama's idealistic base.
Barack Obama's Secret History

Waters may not be the only Democrat in trouble if this is true...

...House Ethics Committee suddenly postponed the trial of Maxine Waters on ethics violation because it found more evidence of direct intervention by her office to benefit the bank in which her husband owned a substantial interest.
Bombshell evidence may make Waters an ethics nightmare for Dems

Body Lobby 1; Citizens 0

Body-scanner makers spent millions on lobbying

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Proof that Obama is seeking power and not solutions!

And While the Bright Shiny Thing Sparkled…
What if I told you that the Chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel J. Palmisano, approached President Obama and members of his administration before the healthcare bill debates with a plan that would reduce healthcare expenditures by $900 billion? Given the Obama Administration’s adamancy that the United States of America simply had to make healthcare (read: health insurance) affordable for even the most dedicated welfare recipient, one would think he would have leaned forward in his chair, cupped his ear and said, “Tell me more!”

And what if I told you that the cost to the federal government for this program was nothing, zip, nada, zilch?

And, what if I told you that, in the end and after two meetings, President Obama and his team, instead of embracing a program that was proven to save money and one that was projected to save almost one trillion dollars – a private sector program costing the taxpayers nothing, zip, nada, zilch – said, “Thanks but no thanks” and then embarked on passing one of the most despised pieces of legislation in US history?

Well, it’s all true.

Samuel J. Palmisano, the Chairman of the Board and CEO for IBM, said in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that he offered to provide the Obama Administration with a program that would curb healthcare claims fraud and abuse by almost one trillion dollars but the Obama White House turned the offer down.

Mr. Palmisano is quoted as saying during a taping of The Wall Street Journal’s Viewpoints program on September 14, 2010:
We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion…I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down.
second meeting between Mr. Palmisano and the Obama Administration took place two weeks later, with no change in the Obama Administration’s stance...

Parents call for help: School propagandizes children by putting them in a play promoting ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

Via email:
I have receive this from a dear friend of mine, and asked to share and spread the word, I ask you to do the same, this is in attend to control our schools with out the knowledge of parents... if we don't stand up we will loose the most precious thing in this Nation, the future.. OUR CHILDREN... please pass on. Thank you!


God Bless the Republic of USA!

I have a situation and I would appreciate your help, IF you have the time. My son's school did a play last night and it was promoting a one world government. My son has the teacher that was in charge of the play and if I make a big deal about it, she could punish my 8 yr old son and lower his grade due to my actions.

My friend, Rusty posted this and that even worried me some. It was called "World of Champions" and it ended with the kids singing John Lennon's "Imagine" song. 5 countries/continents were featured: USA, China, Mexico, Africa and The Philippines. As you can see in this picture that I took, 4 flags are featured behind the stage. Oddly, the American Flag was missing. I couldn't find it anywhere in the gym. The program was done the night before the kids got out for Thanksgiving. You would expect it to be a "Thanksgiving" play, but that was never mentioned.

The first thing we noticed when walking into the gym was the communist hammer and sickle on the star in the Chinese flag. It is hard to see in this photo, but it is there. We looked up the flag and did not find the hammer and sickle on the current Chinese flag. Why that was added and the American flag was missing really bothers me. I think this is a big deal as do some other parents last night. I am hoping maybe you could help me bring light to this, yet not get my innocent little boy involved.

Some have already contacted the school about this.


Tony

Ft Worth, Texas

Here is the info:
Longbranch Elementary School, Midlothian,

Ellis County, Texas, USA

Kelly Madden Principal Cari Nix Asst.

Principal Dewey LePori Secretary Longbranch Elementary

6631 FM 1387Midlothian, TX 76065

P: 972-775-2830 F: 972-775-2024

http://www.midlothian-isd.net/

email.: communications@midlothian-isd.net
Freedom is not for Sissies!! When we fear to speak up "they" win.

The man who saved the Internet?

It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Secretary of Shit" John Podesta: stroke of the pen...law of the land...kinda cool...

John Podesta was once Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff. He also worked on the Obama regime’s transition team after Obama won the election in 2008. Now John Podesta is the head of George Soros funded Center for American Progress. As is typical for progressive liberals who can’t deal with the fact that their idelogy was rejected in the midterm elections, Podesta is calling on Obama to rule via executive order, and other means to circumvent congress.
George Soros crony John Podesta calls on Obama to use “armed forces” to push left wing agenda...

From THE NEW YORKER (2/2/1998) we learn that:
John Podesta, the former staff secretary, used to be known around the West Wing as the Secretary of Shit, because he was so often charged with trying to dispose of such messes as Whitewater and Travelgate. Jordan, one source said, is “the off-the-books Secretary of Shit. He’s the guy on the outside who has to pick up after the elephant.”
DISOVERTHENETWORKS.ORG provides an even deeper look into his role in the Clinton administration which shockingly provides a cold water wake-up call to conservatives about what has been going on beneath our noses for longer than we care to admit:
From January 1993 to 1995, Podesta worked as a White House staff secretary and Assistant to President Clinton.

He served as Counselor to Democratic Senate Leader Thomas Daschle from 1995 to 1996 and then returned to the White House, where he finished out the last years of the Clinton administration -- first as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff (1997-98) and then as Chief of Staff (October 1998 to January 2001).

During his years in the Clinton White House, Podesta helped suppress numerous federal investigations into Clinton wrongdoing, and helped short-circuit the Clinton impeachment proceedings through backroom deals.

The Clintons recognized Podesta's talent for scandal-suppression early. While still a mere staff secretary at the White House in 1993, Podesta found himself swamped with so many scandal clean-up assignments that he nicknamed himself, "Secretary of [Expletive]." "He's good at it," James Carville remarked to the Washington Post.

Podesta's most lasting contribution to the leftist cause came through his promotion of a strategy that White House aides dubbed "Project Podesta." This was a system that enabled the Clintons to push through unpopular policies that neither Congress nor the American people wanted. Its implementation marked a dramatic tilt in the balance of power, giving the executive branch an unprecedented ability to force its will on the legislative branch.

Project Podesta enabled the President to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders, presidential decision directives, White-House-sponsored lawsuits, vacancy appointments to high federal office, selective regulatory actions against targeted corporations, and a host of other extra-constitutional tactics.

In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool," quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons' growing disdain for the will of Congress.
An interesting side-note which would be funny if it didn't involve a person who was supposed to be a stable, rational, serious person in a high position of power: John Podesta: Clinton's X-Files Man
The Washington Post also referenced Podesta "fanatical devotion to the X-Files." They quoted Clinton Press Secretary Mike McCurry who stated, "John can get totally maniacal and phobic on certain subjects. He’s been known to pick up the phone and call the Air Force and ask them what’s going on in Area 51."

NOVEMBER 23, 2010: Obama eligibility in Supreme Court

From CITIZEN WELLS:

Sep 30 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 3, 2010)

Friday, November 19, 2010

What do you think? Should the Republican Party solely concentrate on fiscal matters, or is there room for social conservatives?

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence has a stellar record of conservatism...

Unconstitutionally, Ineligible Elected & Seated State & Federal Officials Can and Have Been Removed...A Popular Election Does Not Trump or Amend the Constitution

CitizenWells: From Charles Kerchner, plaintiff in Kerchner v Obama

More on Obama’s records: the problem is not in lack of evidence…

From ORLY TAITZ
Now Obama’s cronies are coming with a new story, claiming that there was a typo in his application for his Social Security number. They are saying that he has a CT Social security number because of a typo. It is hard to believe that there was a typo, but even if you were to give him and his supporter’s a benefit of a doubt, that does not explain:

1. 1890 birthdate in multiple databases, which is associated with this Social Security number.

2. his unwillingness to present his original birth certificate, which shows guilty mind, it shows he has something to hide.

3. multiple SS numbers in different databases.

4. his name Soebarkah in his mother’s passport.

5. redactions in his stepfather’s immigration records.

6. fraudulent statement on his bar application.

7. his Indonesian school registration under the name Soetoro.

8. his unwillingness to provide his university records

9 the fact that he used a different Social Security number, while serving in Senate

and so much more...

If you look at the picture in totality, you will find too many inconsistencies, which cannot be explained by one typo. The only reasonable explanation to this total picture is massive fraud and treason, for which he needs to be criminally prosecuted after he is removed from office.

The problem is not in lack of evidence in building a case against Barack Hussein Obama. The problem is in lack of integrity of some people, who are entrusted by their Oath of Office to review this evidence. We had a massive failure of all the safeguards, protecting us as citizens against such fraud. It is up to you to continue demanding from your elected officials and law enforcement at each level to act. They need to act now and hold everyone involved accountable.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Trials for Terrorists: When will Eric Holder resign?

DEBACLE

REPORTS OF A SECOND MISSILE FIRED

EYEWITNESS

UPDATE: Glenn Beck: They’re lying to us about the mystery contrail

Obama Administration plans to withdraw National Guard troops from the Texas, New Mexico and California borders by the end February, 2011

BREAKING: Obama administration plans to pull back National Guard from much of the border

The set-up and the fall of Scooter Libby

Valier Plame's memoirs:
...the entire prosecution of Mr. Libby "felt like a setup. In retrospect, it was clear they weren't seeking information, but simply confirming their already closed conclusions."
The trial:
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton did not allow the Libby defense team to introduce scientific testimony about how memory works, and jurors later said they would have liked to have heard such evidence.

"What's startling," Mr. Libby said last week, "is that, at the dawn of the 21st century, we had a trial that excluded relevant, scientific evidence. And it's startling that the jury was prevented from hearing about the very kinds of evidence that scientists say are critical to understanding what happened."

Even worse, Judge Walton did not even allow Mr. Libby access to his own files so he could reconstruct the sequence of events in question. "It was an impossible position," Mr. Libby told me. "No defendant in America that I know of is denied the right to see his own files."
This is all being revived by the new movie "Fair Game" about Valerie Plame starring Sean Penn as Joe Wilson doing the typical Bush-as-Evil schtick...
The record shows that Scooter Libby did not leak Mrs. Wilson's name to the press, nor did he direct others to do so. The record shows he openly acknowledged that Mr. Cheney had told him Mrs. Wilson's status (although not her name) - so he wasn't, as theorized, trying to cover up for his boss. The record also shows, curiously enough, that when Russert was first interviewed by the FBI, even he said it was possible that Mr. Libby's description of events could have been correct. The FBI report reads: "Mr. Russert acknowledged that he speaks to many people on a daily basis and it is difficult to remember some specific conversations, particularly one which occurred several months ago."

That, of course, was the exact substance of Mr. Libby's defense.
HILLYER: Scooter Libby, on the record

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WARNING







You just might need some WEDDING INSURANCE

This is legit!

Obamonics is causing business to drop right and left so you could be left hanging at the last minute without your dress, cake, food, or anything!

That's why you just might want to check this out...

A children's shop has removed toy pigs from farmyard sets because they offend Muslims!

The interactive set, which also has a chicken, a horse, a cow and a sheep, makes the animal noises when buttons are pressed...

Oh, and don't forget: Hajj pilgrims chant "Death to America," and "Death to Israel"!

Obama sez: Don't touch no Muslim junk!

No patdowns for you, Burqa baby! Obama Gives a Pass: TSA Won’t Touch Muslims’ Junk

And Obama wonders why we think how we know he's a Muslim!

HAT TIP: Jack Marino

Obama Unglued

GatewayPundit: “Sources Tell Me Obama Is Unhinged. He’s Losing It… He Can’t Stand Biden.” (Video)

Face it, folks...we're hearing more and more stories about Obama that are not good and you have to wonder how all of this could continue on for very long before things in this country just come completely undone!

So I suggest you fasten your seatbelts because it's going to be a "bumpy" ride...

Obamaville: Just passin' through...

Did you notice Obama came home? I was stunned. He actually came home from Asia. He's going back over to Europe. He's just passing through America, probably needed some clean underwear, one of the reasons why he came home. He's heading back over to Europe now to deal with whatever economic strife he's causing there.
Our President Flees to Europe as "Food Insecurity" Hits Obamaville

Why the declining value of the dollar may not help the United States increase economic growth as much as it might have in the past.

New York Times posted at CNBC: Weaker Dollar Seen as Unlikely to Cure Joblessness

HEARTBREAK!!!

Target, the dog who survived Afghan war and melted hearts on Oprah, mistakenly put down at Arizona animal shelter:


On Oprah...

On FACEBOOK

Which two people in history had their own symbols?



We have each other



Monday, November 15, 2010

How truly awful it must be for the Senate's richest man to have to put up with those of us in the cheap seats...

Indeed!

Dr. Strangelove's Hand

Dr. Strangelove, the character from the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, had a hand that just would not stay put! As much as he tried to keep it on the table, it kept flying up...like Obama's arm, apparently, in South Korea where
the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (KORUS) was completed and signed three years ago. All the agreement needed was a signature from President Obama to get it approved in the Senate. But free trade is not a priority of President Obama.
Obama's Excellent Disastrous Asian Adventure

KORUS was already completed and signed THREE YEARS AGO!!! But Dr. Strangelove the Amateur-in-Chief just somehow couldn't bring himself to sign it, thus becoming the very first President of the United States -- since YALTA -- to come home with ZERO.

Now be aware, there is a very real condition known as alien hand syndrome!
Alien hand syndrome (also known as anarchic hand or Dr. Strangelove syndrome[1]) is an unusual neurological disorder in which one of the sufferer's hands seem to take on a mind of its own. AHS is best documented in cases where a person has had the two hemispheres of their brain surgically separated, a procedure sometimes used to relieve the symptoms of extreme cases of epilepsy. It also occurs in some cases after other brain surgery, strokes, or infections.
In an extraordinary stroke [no pun intended] of serendipity, HillBuzz has stumbled upon The reason he’s never photographed from behind!

THESE PICTURES OF OBAMA'S HEAD ARE A MUST SEE!!!

Perhaps this condition will clear up when he takes his next trip next year this week where, as Reuters so pointedly points out:
If President Barack Obama is not yet convinced that his international star power has faded, his next round of transatlantic summitry should clear up any lingering doubts...
Amen.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"This is prima facie admission that [Obamacare] is a failure!"

So says Fox Business News contributor (and erstwhile actor turned stock investor and money manager) Wayne Rogers, on hearing the news that 111 companies have been given health insurance waivers by the Department of Health and Human Services:
Read more

Secret Saudi broadcasts reveal...

There's a Muslim in the White House!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Facebook’s Gmail Killer, Project Titan, Is Coming On Monday

TA-DAH!!!
Oh, and assuming our sources prove accurate, this explains the timing of the Google/Facebook slap fight over contact information.

Nuff said



Glenn Beck Part 1 - The Puppet Master Soros 11/9/2010
http://usaguns.net/patriot/pg/videos/play/patriot/47564/glenn-beck-part-1-the-puppet-master-soros-1192010

Glenn Beck Part 2 - The Puppet Master Soros 11/9/2010
http://usaguns.net/patriot/pg/videos/play/patriot/47567/glenn-beck-part-2-the-puppet-master-soros-1192010

Glenn Beck Part 3 - The Puppet Master Soros 11/9/2010
http://usaguns.net/patriot/pg/videos/play/patriot/47569/glenn-beck-part-3-the-puppet-master-soros-1192010

Virtuoso of Joy

While Obama sashays around the world putting America down, this man endured years of torture to avoid doing just that:
For 25 months in such infamous Japanese POW camps as Ofuna, Omori and Naoetsu, Mr. Zamperini was physically tortured and subjected to constant psychological abuse. He was beaten. He was starved. He was denied medical care for maladies that included beriberi and chronic bloody diarrhea. His fellow prisoners—among them Mr. Phillips—were treated almost as badly. But Mr. Zamperini was singled out by a sadistic guard named Mutsuhiro Watanabe, known to prisoners as "the Bird," a handle picked because it had no negative connotations that might bring down his irrational wrath. The Bird intended to make an example of the famous Olympian. He regularly whipped him across the face with a belt buckle and forced him to perform demeaning acts, among them push-ups atop pits of human excrement. The Bird's goal was to force Mr. Zamperini to broadcast anti-American propaganda over the radio.
This story starkly illuminates the difference between the Far Left hate-America crowd and the Tea Party (a symbol of the opposite) and those who gave their all to defend our liberty.

In her new book, the author of 'Seabiscuit' turns to the unimaginable ordeal of an Olympic athlete and WW II hero. Because of her own debilitating illness, they struck a special bond...
The Defiant Ones

Embarrassment in Seoul

WSJ: The world won't follow slow-growth, weak-dollar America

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dem opps: "To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012"

Finally!
This is a critical moment for the country. From the faltering economy to the burdensome deficit to our foreign policy struggles, America is suffering a widespread sense of crisis and anxiety about the future. Under these circumstances, Obama has the opportunity to seize the high ground and the imagination of the nation once again, and to galvanize the public for the hard decisions that must be made. The only way he can do so, though, is by putting national interests ahead of personal or political ones.

To that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for reelection in 2012.

COOL IT: THE MOVIE

This looks awesome!

WATCH THE TRALER!

From Hugh Hewitt who says Cool-It is:
The critically-acclaimed new documentary that rips global warming alarmism opens in theaters across the country today...Bjorn Lomborg drives the Goreites crazy, as will this film for years to come.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

AARP: They have egg on their face for backing a bill [Obamacare] that isn't doing what it was supposed to do, and their own employees are being hurt because of it.

...voters may have to wait until 2013 for the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, because GOP senators don't have the votes to override a presidential veto.

Investors around the world say President Barack Obama is bad for the bottom line

Investor Poll: Obama Bad for Business Despite Profit Surge

Veterans Day poem from Kender MacGowan

Shaky Old Hands

He awoke before dawn as he usually did
But today wasn't just any day
He showered and shaved with shaky old hands
And went to the bed where it lay
A uniform worn by the passage of years
Slightly faded, lay in all its glory
The ribbons upon it were starting to fade
But to him it told quite a story
He was a kid in late '44
Shipped off to a beach head in France
When the fighting was done he put down his gun
While a french girl taught him to dance
A few short years later he fought in the snow
And become one of the Chosin Few
He thinks on those days when the weather is cold
And winter is breaking anew
He fought them in Nam as the monsoons poured down
While the media at home slurred his name
Never doubting his mission he had no regrets
He retired without any shame
Today he would ride down the main street of town
As the folks on the sidewalk would cheer
Tomorrow they'd not recognize him at all
It happened like this every year
But he doesn't care he knows what he did
In all of those far away lands
And he smiles as he buttons his uniform up
With his heroic, shaky old hands

--
kendersmusings.blogspot.com

Note: "Chosin Few" refers to the Battle of Chosin Reservoir

Ayn Rand Forecasts Economic Disaster from Collectivism & Socialism

From Gary Aminoff at BEAR TO THE RIGHT
In this interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace in 1958, Ayn Rand describes how elected leaders should have limited powers. She handles tough questions from Mike Wallace who consistently tries to trip her up or make her look silly. It is an amazing interview. Fifty years ago Ayn Rand predicted what would happen to the US economically if we continued to follow the trend toward collectivism and socialism.

I highly recommend you spend the 9 minutes to watch this important video. Rand says Americans have never been given the choice between freedom and collectivism...

Super Fail

On Monday (11/8) it was reported that the talks that the U.S. had hoped would pressure China “now appear to be a disaster,” and won’t reach a meaningful deal Nov. 11 as planned.

Sure enough, the Amateur-in-Chief botched ALL the deals on the table and treated everyone to an "unusual public dispute" between the U.S. and Germany.

But wait, there's more: there's "a law championed by Democrats [emphasis mine] that calls for trade retaliation against countries that manipulate their currencies..."

According to OpenMarket.org
Tit-for-tat trade remedies won’t improve U.S. competitiveness, but can undermine the international trading system.
Do you really think most of us will have even a "pot to piss in" (an old phrase my Mom used to use) after this guy gets done screwing around with America?

"I believe that God always gets the win."

Freshman-elect Allen West’s chief of staff pick, conservative radio show host Joyce Kaufman, is out just a few days after he picked her thanks to controversial comments she made at a tea party rally earlier this year.
...you people won’t accept that there’s gonna be a conservative voice from South Florida. A conservative black man from South Florida, and you can do your very best to bring him down, but I’m not going to be a part of it. There will be no lynching with my participation. I’m gonna expose you for who you are and in the end, the victory will go to the righteous, it always does.”
Right on, Joyce! Truth to Power!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This isn't the missile you're looking for...

UPDATE: From GatewayPundit: “Missile” Fired Off California Coast On Same Day That Chinese Sub Surprised US Carrier Group


Relationship hell

WSJ:
During a White House meeting to negotiate an economic-stimulus package, Mr. Obama and a group of Republicans including Mr. Boehner argued over the balance of tax breaks and spending in the president's plan. Mr. Obama eventually reminded the gathering, "I won"—a power play [emphasis mine] noted by all.
Obama-Boehner Rift Looms Over Washington

The next two years, according to all estimates, are going to be really bad...but the root of the problem started with the "I won" approach to so-called "bipartisanship" (truly an amateur move).

I decided to review PolitiFact's "broken promises" and I've just emailed them with a request to update it further--it's been about a year since they re-evaluated "Barack Obama Campaign Promise No. 522": Obameter
UPDATE 1/19/10: ...we've decided to add it to the Obameter database because, even though it is more abstract than the other promises we've cataloged, it was a central part of Obama's campaign.

The phrase "relationship hell" came to mind (not fun for them, but hell for well-being of our republic) and I found this poignant statement below--just had to share :-)

ARE YOU LIVING IN RELATIONSHIP HELL?
You walk on eggshells. You fear fallout yet wish for it. You say something then wish you hadn’t. You know that no matter how innocent or insignificant the conflict, whatever occurs will get magnified out of all proportion. Innocent statements will be misinterpreted, misquoted and repeated incorrectly forever. You feel trapped by what is supposed to be love but have second thoughts (actually a million thoughts!) about how love is supposed to feel.

You are usually wrong and you are told you are stupid. When you admit fault, even stupidity, you are at fault for admitting it. When you are right you are wrong for saying so, or you think you are perfect and trying to show others up. If you are silent you are avoiding conflict. If you speak out you are “looking for trouble.”

In your intimate whirlpool white is black, black is white and the water is very murky. Innocence is guilt. Pointing out obvious error is entrapment. You are exhausted with the load of meeting the emotional needs of someone who cannot or will not take responsibility for their own needs. You “share” life with an emotional piranha and yet, for some unfathomable reason, you stay, feeling unable to escape.

BTW, if you ever decide to blog AND tweet something at the same time, it's called a "bleet" according to definition #2 (definition #1 is X-RATED and I don't know what the heck definition #3 is talking about)!

GLOBE MAGAZINE: Obama Birth Certificate Bombshell!

GLOBE

Thanks to CitizenWells

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

If the mystery missile didn't come from our military, you have to start looking for alternatives... and most of those alternatives are a threat to national security.

From Information Dissemination: The Intersection of Maritime Strategy and Strategic Communications: LATEST ON MYSTERY MISSILE OVER WEST COAST

The above analysis came from a reference provided by China Confidential who, in his own article below, warns that this really shows how vulernable we are to an EMP attack:

China Confidential: Was Mystery Missile Meant as Show of Force to Asia?

Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan 'for blasphemy'

Oh wow--Obama shouldn't go to Pakistan, he's a Christian...oh wait, HE ALREADY DID!

A Christian woman has been sentenced to hang in Pakistan after being convicted of defaming the Prophet Mohammed

Little Barry's Nanny-Man

Well, this explains this:

Obama Visits a Nation That Knew Him as Barry
His nanny was an openly gay man who, in keeping with Indonesia’s relaxed attitudes toward homosexuality, carried on an affair with a local butcher, longtime residents said. The nanny later joined a group of transvestites called Fantastic Dolls, who, like the many transvestites who remain fixtures of Jakarta’s streetscape, entertained people by dancing and playing volleyball...

Mystery missile launched 35 miles off California Coast

Military Mum on Nature of "Big Missile" Rising Out of Pacific - a Possible Show of U.S. Military Might

Monday, November 08, 2010

OBAMA'S BIG BLACK HOLE

I suspect folks are underestimating the bureaucratic complexity involved in both the implementation stage and the eventual ongoing management of the subsidies, the insurer regulations, the Medicaid program, and the rest of the bureaucratic apparatus. As the Congressional Research Service reported over the summer, the law is so byzantine that it is impossible to estimate the number of new bureaucratic entities that will end up being created by the law. It’s a bureaucratic black hole: Who knows how deep it goes, or where it leads?
If You Can Find Your Way Out of ObamaCare’s Bureaucratic Maze, Send the Rest of Us a Map

On the other hand, maybe the folks who voted for the law decided that building a great big bureaucratic Rube Goldberg was the only way to one-up OK Go:



G-20: a disaster already

The currency issue will be a major topic at the G-20 meeting Obama will attend later this week in Seoul. But the talks that the U.S. had hoped would pressure China “now appear to be a disaster,” and won’t reach a meaningful deal Nov. 11 as planned, according to Morris Goldstein, former research director of the International Monetary Fund.
Barack Obama can’t escape economic debate

The long walk

Rush basically confirmed all this today...even hinted at some of the more radical predictions in the second and third article below:

Politico: Obama isolated ahead of 2012

The Next Set Of Cracks Appear…

White House: Obama Conducting Reign of Terror

It's startin' to hit the fan, folks! (We knew it would...)

Even foreign leaders wonder if Obama is insane and why he's been unwilling to listen to either "reason" or "logic" ...

In 1974, Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, Congressman John Rhodes of Arizona, and senior Senator from Arizona Barry Goldwater took the "long walk" over to President Nixon's office to tell him that he must resign. It's either this or Article 25, Section 4.

Fitzpatrick Monroe County grand jury story shocks the nation

In March 2009, Mr. Walter Francis Fitzpatrick had attempted to file a criminal complaint with the Monroe County grand jury, which a citizen is permitted to do in the state of Tennessee. During this process, Fitzpatrick discovered that the grand jury foreman had been serving in his capacity for 20 years, although the foreman himself had stated that he had actually been serving for 27 years, in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated which states that jurors must be chosen by an automated, random system every six months. While state law allows for the foreman to be chosen by the judge, it does not allow for the same person to serve as foreman for years on end.

Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, a Naval Academy graduate, class of 1975, and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration. To this writer’s knowledge, he has no criminal record.

During 2009 and early 2010, Mr. Fitzpatrick attempted to rectify the situation with the grand jury foreman in many ways. He went to the D.A. He went to the sheriff and deputy sheriff in his town. He went to the TBI and FBI. All of these individuals and agencies said that it was not their responsibility to correct the situation. It became evident that the judges were allowing jurors to serve consecutive terms, as at least one other regular juror in Monroe County has been found to have served in 2009 and again in 2010, while the statute mandates a 24-month break for any juror who has served. Fitzpatrick suspects that it could be many more than these two aforementioned jurors, and he also believes that a juror currently serving could be an illegal alien.

Finally, after having been turned away by all law enforcement, Fitzpatrick attempted a citizen’s arrest of the grand jury foreman on April 1, 2010. While the incident was over within several minutes and no one was hurt, Fitzpatrick was himself arrested and spent five days in the Monroe County detention center. However, no document with charges and an accuser was produced until he demanded it on June 10. At that time, the Madisonville Police Department was unable to produce the arrest report and prepared it hastily with the wrong birth date, last name, sex and numerous misspellings of words in the narrative of alleged events.

Similar corruption in Roane County led to harassment, murder and incarceration of men who were eventually exonerated but lost their livelihoods, health and property in the process. The grand jury foreman there has been in his position for 23 years.

A hearing for Fitzpatrick on June 28, 2010, yielded a trial date of December 1, 2010, even though Fitzpatrick maintained that without a legal grand jury, the “case” could not go forward. In fact, he stated that there was no case against him because he had done nothing wrong other than attempt to expose the corruption within the Monroe County courthouse and grand jury. Fitzpatrick hired a lawyer to expose the illicit grand jury, but the arrangement did not work out. On October 19, 2010, Fitzpatrick filed papers with the Monroe County courthouse which stated that he was dismissing the attorney, but that the attorney would remain on the case for another two weeks.

Fitzpatrick has stated that he has never received transcripts of court hearings, despite a promise from the local attorney made to his attorney of record both verbally and in writing. Moreover, the documentation of the court hearings contains numerous significant errors.

Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood had been brought in to preside over Fitzpatrick’s case, as both Judges Carroll L. Ross and Amy Reedy had to recuse themselves due to conflict of interest from previous motions. Blackwood is a retired judge from Roane County, where the grand jury foreman mentioned above has been serving for more than 23 years. On October 22, Blackwood ordered that Fitzpatrick be arrested and jailed without bond for failing to appear at a hearing about which Fitzpatrick claimed he knew nothing. At that time, the attorney he had dismissed was still technically on the case, but there reportedly had been no contact between them. The “Capias and Bond” document was dated 10-22-10 but appears to have no legal signature on it.

Stephen Pidgeon, Fitzpatrick’s attorney of record, had been quoted by the Knoxville News Sentinel as having stated that the Monroe County grand jury was “hopelessly corrupted.”

During the arrest, which was carried out on October 27, 2010, Fitzpatrick was hit over the head, tasered multiple times according to his first-hand account, had his left ear almost torn off, suffered facial contusions and now believes he is suffering from nerve damage in his hands from the handcuffs used that day. Four deputies broke down his door, although the local newspaper completely misrepresented the incident in a report dated November 3. The article could not have been accurate because no press had been allowed in the courtroom for the referenced hearing on November 1.

Although Fitzpatrick received x-rays that evening at the jail, he received no medical treatment.

During the November 1 hearing, Judge Blackwood reportedly told Fitzpatrick that he could not have another attorney from outside of Tennessee, which is a violation of his Sixth Amendment rights. A first-hand account of that hearing is here.

Since his incarceration beginning on October 27, Fitzpatrick has reported shocking conditions within the jail such as 37 men crowded into a space built for 24, with 13 of them sleeping on the concrete floor; temperature in the jail of 58-60 degrees, and men being denied necessary medication and medical treatment. He reported that on November 4, a man who had been urinating blood for three weeks and who had been denied medical care had finally been rushed to the hospital, where it was discovered that he had a bleeding pancreas. The man had not received his medication during his incarceration and is now in the Intensive Care Unit at Sweetwater Hospital. Fitzpatrick has reported that the man is in “tough shape.”

Fitzpatrick claims that if the corruption within the grand jury is exposed, all of the cases tried by that body will need to be revisited. Another man who has corresponded with Mr. Fitzpatrick currently in the Morgan County Correctional Facility has claimed that he has proof that the grand jury which tried his case was rigged.

The court clerk has refused to go on the record with The Post & Email, as has the court reporter. Judge Blackwood is on the record of the Knoxville News Sentinel as having denied another defendant an attorney.

While in jail, Fitzpatrick has advocated for better conditions for the inmates and has reported that Sheriff Bill Bivens has covered up a serious crime committed by an inmate with access to the evidence locker within the jail. Earlier this year, the Sheriff’s Department bookkeeper was convicted of embezzling money from the jail commissary.

Fitzpatrick has reported that he was ordered by Judge Blackwood to prepare for his own defense between the November 1 hearing and his December 1 trial. However, he still does not have the name of his accuser and has been told he is representing himself. Moreover, without his reading glasses, he cannot read the small print in the books contained in the law library at the jail.

This writer has been reporting intensively on the apparent corruption within Monroe and Roane Counties since July. It appears that the TBI, FBI, District Attorney, local attorneys, and court personnel are all complicit in covering up numerous crimes and violations of Tennessee statutes. I have been told that even Fitzpatrick’s “arrest warrant” was not issued by a police officer, but rather, was a dictated order scrawled on a piece of paper. Fitzpatrick suspects that Judge Carroll L. Ross issued the order to arrest him, which is not proper protocol.

Fitzpatrick reported today that Judge Amy Reedy is rumored to be under investigation for corruption. Reedy had ordered Angela Davis to be grand jury foreman for a day earlier this year, even though Fitzpatrick had made her aware that Davis had served on a jury the previous year.

Will justice be served in Monroe County, TN? Will corruption be prosecuted, or will criminals be allowed to continue meting out punishment decided by tainted grand juries and carried out by corrupt sheriffs and deputies? Is it not past time to right these wrongs? When will the people of eastern Tennessee be released from the prison in which they have lived for the past several decades while corruption has flourished? What will you do to expose it?

Sharon Rondeau
Editor
The Post & Email, Inc.
www.thepostemail.com
editor@thepostemail.com

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Equality is not justice, it is actually a mandate for injustice.

From Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish:
God as government or government as god, is what takes place when you surgically slice away the "god" part of religion. Once you postulate that all religions are essentially the same, that they all worship the same god, and that the only differences between them are matters of ritual, then you have eliminated the differences and the identities of all religions. If there are no unique revelations, no special scriptures and no vital testaments... then each religion's identity becomes a formality, is reduced to a series of dubious traditions that don't really matter in the bigger picture. If all religions are equally valid, then they are also equally invalid. Just as, if all opinions are valid, then they are also equally invalid.

In the absence of theology, the only religion that remains is the universal one of "being nice to other people". Take god out of the equation, and all you have left is social justice. Liberalization leads to secularization with the end result that religion becomes one gigantic "being nice to other people" project. And what is the best possible vehicle for social justice projects, but government. And so governments became gods. Their mission to build kingdoms of heaven on earth, utopias in which no one went hungry and which everyone was equally prosperous.
God as Government

HAT TIP: BEAR TO THE RIGHT

The real battle over ObamaCare will be fought two years from now in the 2012 presidential elections. But there is still a lot to be done between now and then...

Michael Tanner, a Cato Institute senior fellow, is co-author of "Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It." What Republicans can — and can’t — do about ObamaCare

Mumbai's workforce discovers what Americans already know: Obama costs you a lot of money, dude!

Obama's just a fancy pants gigolo with a big wide smile, empty words and a hand always in your pockets...he's just another grifter who put one over on the American people.
His visit may appear to be popular among Indian people, but much of Mumbai's workforce can't wait for Barack Obama to leave.

Taxi drivers, street vendors and fishermen have complained they can barely afford to eat after the city was turned into a fortress for the state visit.

All major roads have been blocked in India's financial capital - leaving taxi drivers without work for five days.

Sandeep Jaiswal, 22, said he had earned just £2 in five days - compared with £21 on a normal day.

'We have been left out of business. Because of him we are sitting idle for days now.

'First of all I was excited the American President was coming to my city but now I request him to leave us as soon as possible so that we could earn our bread and butter.'
Diwali disco fever: Reluctant President Obama joins in with school children's dance floor celebrations

If Obama continues to have pretty good months like October, the recovery could take 20 years.

What do you think the odds are that our Community Organizer In Chief is really going to figure out how to get government out of the way and let the private sector grow the economy any faster than that? You are right — the probability of that happening is zero.

There has been speculation in some circles that Obama will not run for reelection. Who knows what he is thinking? If I were in his shoes, I would pull an LBJ and bail.
The Democrats Are Toast

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Al Capone and Al Gore

Al Capone tried to use Prohibition to muscle in on a piece of all the action in Chicago. The CCX’s backers wanted to use a new prohibition on carbon emissions to muscle in on a piece of, quite literally, all the action in the world.
If Al Gore’s Chicago Climate Exchange Suffers Total Failure, Does the MSM Make a Sound?

Muslim Terror in the Skies: Exploding Dogs

From Pamela Geller
A cargo plane was targeted by terrorists who loaded two dogs up with explosives on a flight from Baghdad International Airport to Los Angeles. The dogs were discovered in a freight area at Baghdad airport, but because they were dead, they were never loaded aboard the plane.

What's next? Kids? By the by, infidels knew of the plot two years ago, but covered for the Muslim terrorists and kept it secret.

Unbelievable. It must have been difficult for the Muslims stuffing the dogs with the bombs and detonators, considering how they loathe dogs. The sacrifices they make for jihad.........

How much longer will our world today tolerate the threats of Iran, Hamas and the Islamist agenda which targets the Jewish people and against the only democracy in the Middle East?



COUNTDOWN TO THE BIGGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Americans for Tax Reform

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Grim Reaper is back

I expect continued weakness in the U.S. economy, and the declines could even become severe after the FOMC decision, the election, and quantitative easing. Sell the news is a high probability, and should influence near term direction. My longer term forecasts suggest a Greater Depression is an equally high probability over time too.
Commentary: Market declines could be more severe after FOMC

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thank you, Rick Santelli

Tea Party Patriots wishes to extend a special thank you to Rick Santelli for his rant on February 19, 2009, which started this entire movement. Without Rick's rant, this movement would never have started. Many others will try to take credit but don't be fooled. He was the spark that began this fire.
-- Tea Party Patriots (11/4/2010)

Yup!

Libs stink...literally

A growing number of people are cutting down on daily showering and hair-washing...

Cate Blanchett has stopped washing her hair to save the planet.

And you certainly don't want to get too close to Cheryl Crow ever since she propose[d] a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting...

Remember when it was a toss-up on whether or not you should ask someone their "sign"? (I'm a LEO, btw...)

Apparently there's no need to ask anyone which side of the political spectrum they're on anymore...just do the sniff test!

You can thank Al Gore next time you smell him.

Timothy Geithner's policy summit with Jon Stewart

“Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy,” Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in an e-mail yesterday...
This happened last April.

What a joke. A sick joke on the country. This is right up there with Stephen Colbert's testimony in Congress recently.

Ship of fools.

Geithner Visited Jon Stewart in April, Though Not for Laughs

NewsRealBlog: “Why is the Left allying itself with its supposed ideological opposite number, namely radical Islam?”

Kathy Shaidle:
Despite all our help, Muslims still hate us. Here's why.

Hugh Hewitt: Memo to the House GOP

This is a great post and extremely important (with some advice for the rest of us, too): Arrogance toppled Pelosi. The opposite of arrogance is accessibility and openness...

The next step...

What has the government done with the untold wealth they looted from the American people other than sucking much needed capital out of our free society to pay off their thugs, crooks, and corrupt organizations, and get-out-the-vote community organizations?

Government is not the answer -- it destroys everything it touches. We must take back the culture, becuase politics is merely a reflection of the culture. The left has the culture in a chokehold. They demonize the successful and hardworking and exalt failures, moochers and looters -- an inverted moral priority.

Our victory is the beginning of the 40 years war -- who is with me?
Now what?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

INFLATION NATION

Cause and Cure of Inflation

1. Inflation is an increase in the quantity of money and credit. Its chief consequence is soaring prices.

2. The most frequent reason for printing more money is the existence of an unbalanced budget.

3. The causes of inflation are not, as so often said, “multiple and complex,” but simply the result of printing too much money. There is no such thing as “cost-push” inflation.

4. Price controls cannot stop or slow down inflation. They always do harm.

5. Prolonged inflation never “stimulates” the economy. On the contrary, it unbalances, disrupts, and misdirects production and employment.

6. To avoid irreparable damage, the budget must be balanced at the earliest possible moment, and not in some sweet by-and-by.
INFLATION IN ONE PAGE

3 things Obama doesn't have...

...that Marco Rubio does: GOD - GUTS - AMERICAN GLORY !!!

VIDEO: Rubio Victory Speech Highlights God, Guts & American Glory

Over...and out.

Is Obama moving the White House to India?

We-the-People have completed Phase One of restoring OUR Republic–taking back the US House of Representatives. Next, we must focus on the US Senate and its Marxist abject election fraud machine. However, it may be time to address the Executive Branch.



The Big One


RedState: The Morning Briefing: The Tsunami

PARTY ON









Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Michael Kinsley: "This conceit that we’re the greatest country ever may be self-immolating."

This is a crock for so many reasons, one of which is that it makes no sense: Self-immolation is a suicide by fire, often committed for political or moral reasons as a form of protest.

So this "conceit" just may, might, might possibly, perhaps make "us" (all of us???) set ourselves on fire for political or moral reasons...hey, dude: not me. You can set your own damn self on fire if you want to.

And the next sentence - "If people believe it’s true, they won’t do what’s necessary to make it true." - is such pop psycho-babble it just makes you want to puke. Who says? What about our whole history of actual, yes real, exceptionalism?

I remember this guy when he got booted from the Los Angeles Times several years ago (and he had that job because of his wife).

No wonder these leftist morons got booted out today!

U.S. is not greatest country ever

BREAKING: New Black Panther Voter Intimidation in Houston

Via InstaPundit
A videotape of a poll worker in Houston’s #202 precinct has corroborated reports received by Pajamas Media of voter intimidation today in the Texas city by the New Black Panther Party.
Roger L. Simon

Guess who said the following: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work."

Was it Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh? Karl Rove?

Not even close. It was Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury under Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of FDR's closest advisers. He added, "after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. . . And an enormous debt to boot!"
Guess Who?

Thomas Sowell, right on again!

Funny thing about that, eh?

New York Times nail biter: Hey, what if the economy gets better after all these Republicans get in???

Winners Tuesday May Benefit From Economic Cycle
...the importance of any wave election isn’t only about the sheer number of seats gained and lost, but also about when the wave hits — or, more specifically, where it falls in the economic cycles of the country. And if you look at it that way, history suggests that the expected big bang of 2010 may well end up reverberating loudly through our politics for a long time to come.

That’s because, in the years ahead, the country might well experience the kind of economic recovery that the White House had hoped would take hold in time for this year’s elections. This isn’t a sure thing, by any means; some economists are still predicting a long period of Japanese-style stagnation. But most Washington observers seem to be betting on the kind of upturn that’s more evident to voters.

And it’s the politicians who catch the political wave at such fortunate economic moments — particularly governors who get themselves elected during hard times and then preside over the upswing — who tend to establish themselves as folk heroes and turnaround experts, rising to national prominence not just because of their policies but also because of their timing. Which could be very good news for some Republicans like John Kasich, who may yet become Ohio’s next governor, or for an unknown like Nikki Haley, who stands to win in South Carolina.

It isn’t just governors, of course, who can benefit from good timing...