Thursday, June 30, 2011

Centuries-old, barbaric practice that has never died out: the violent capture and enslavement of black Africans by Arabs

Riveting story from a former captured child slave:

Slavery in Islamist Sudan

Long Division

What Obama has managed to do in just two short years . . . is to divide America like it has NEVER been divided before. Not even during the times of the Civil War and Vietnam.

Obama has created the perfect storm for all-out CLASS WARFARE. And he has lit the fuse by putting the future of all Americans up against the proverbial WALL with nowhere to go under the crush of HIS atrocious policies.
The FUSE Is Lit

Banning God

If God doesn't exist, then they're banning nothing...but, if God does exist, it's like a flea banning it's dog host's owner. In any case, this is not what America is all about...yet.
This morning, just five days before the celebration of our nation's independence, I was shocked into wakefulness by a news item on Fox and Friends. It seems that the Houston National Cemetery has now begun banning "God" from military funerals.

The director of the Houston VA National Cemetery, Arleen Ocasio, has ordered the burial teams to instruct that religious references, as well as prayer, are no longer to be included as part of the burial services. Requests for messages or prayers can be formally submitted for her approval, but the mention of "God" is not allowed.

Ocasio has also ordered the closing of the cemetery chapel, which used to be available for grieving family and friends to gather and pray. The space is now used to conduct personnel meetings, and for storage.
Houston Cemetery Bans the Word 'God' from Military Funerals
Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77038

Phone: (281) 447-8686

FAX: (281) 447-0580

Black silence in the face of black racism has to be one of the biggest betrayals of the civil rights struggle that included black and white Americans.

Walter E. Williams:
Most racist assaults are committed by blacks. What's worse is there're blacks, still alive, who lived through the times of lynching, Jim Crow laws and open racism who remain silent in the face of it.
America's New Racists

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bachmann is right and Stephanopolous is foolish

Mark Levin: These flaky journalists really should get their facts and history right before playing the gotcha game, or it might come back to bite them thanks to a fact-checker like me.


The Obama regime recently put Israel on the list of countries that support terrorism!

GatewayPundit reports.

American Jews: PLEASE wake up before it's too late!!!

John Lennon was a closet Republican, who felt a little embarrassed by his former radicalism, at the time of his death

Fred Seaman worked alongside the music legend from 1979 to Lennon's death at the end of 1980 and he reveals the star was a Ronald Reagan fan who enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.

In new documentary Beatles Stories, Seaman tells filmmaker Seth Swirsky Lennon wasn't the peace-loving militant fans thought he was while he was his assistant.

He says, "John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan because he was really sour on (Democrat) Jimmy Carter.
Lennon was a closet Republican: Assistant

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Authentic Palestine Freedom Flotilla

No! I do not mean the motley crew of terrorist enablers, terrorists and assorted curs and knaves that is taking to the briny to defame Israel and bring “humanitarian” aid to the denizen of Gaza. Never mind those immoral misfits who forgot how the residents of Gaza trashed and looted and destroyed the farms, greenhouses, state of the art farming tools and implements, organic fertilizers and even seeds in the lush gardens of Gush Katif which provided 70% of Israel’s produce and $120,000,000 in exports of foods and flowers.

I speak of a real Palestine freedom flotilla….that fleet of ancient and ramshackle ships and the valiant volunteer crews that transported the wretched survivors of the Holocaust to Palestine in defiance of the perverse British blockade between 1946 and 1948.
Read more (historical photos)

Newsweek: The very best public high schools in the country are heavily concentrated in red states.

HERE'S A SHOCKER: Republican States Have The Best Public Schools In The Country, By A Long Shot

10 Palestinian lies about Israel
See Photos

The Lies


Jews have lived continuously in the land of Israel for over 3000 years; the Arabs arrived through multiple invasions, beginning in the 7th Century AD. In the year 70 AD, when the Jewish civilization was already over 1000 years old, the Romans forced most of the Jews of Judea and Samaria (now the West Bank) into exile. By the end of the 19th Century, the majority population of Jerusalem was Jewish.


The Koran does not mention Jerusalem because Mohammed never set foot in the city. Jerusalem was conquered by Muslim armies in 636 after the death of Mohammed. Muslim jihadists claim that the Koran mentions “The Furthest Mosque” — Al-Aqsa in Arabic – and that this is a Koranic reference to Jerusalem. This is a lie. The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem had not been built when the Koran was written, so the reference is to some other (or any other) “furthest mosque.” In contrast, Jerusalem is and has always been a holy city to Jews. The daily prayers of the Jews are focused on Jerusalem. The Hebrew Bible mentions Zion and Jerusalem a total of 809 times.


This lie is one of many designed to steal the history of the Jews in order to justify erasing them from the Middle East. When the Palestinian Authority was established in 1994, it immediately began a campaign to delegitimize Israel by rewriting history with the intention of denying Israel’s right to exist. Among its false claims is that the remains of the Temple of Solomon – the Western Wall – are in fact the remnants of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was deliberately built on top of the Temple after the Muslim conquest to humiliate the conquered. This is the same imperialistic tradition that prompts jihadists today to build a mosque at Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 attack.


This is a genocidal claim made by the Muslim Students Association and other pro-Arab groups. It is genocidal because it obliterates the Jewish state. If Israel is actually “Occupied Palestine” then there is no legitimate Jewish state in the Middle East.

In fact, there never was an Arab state called “Palestine” and no one even claimed there was until well after the United Nations created Israel in 1948. The land on which Israel was created by the U.N. was also used by the colonial powers to create Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan. It was land that had belonged to Turkey for 400 years. The Turks are not “Palestinians” and are not even Arabs.

There never was an Arab country called “Palestine” or inhabited by “Palestinians.” Before the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964, which was sixteen years after the birth of Israel, no Arab political entity was called by that name.


“Apartheid” refers to the system created by South Africans in which “non-white” residents of that nation were denied citizenship and basic civil rights, and were forced to live in separate residential areas with segregated and inferior educational and medical services. Those wishing to demonize and destroy Israel now falsely call it “an Apartheid state.” But the only true Apartheid states in the Middle East are Islamic states in which Jews are not allowed to live and where Christians, Baha’is and other religious minorities are objects of discrimination and persecution.

There are 1.4 million Arabs living in Israel with civil rights that are the envy of the Arab world. Israeli Arabs vote in Israel’s elections, have representatives in the Israeli Parliament, sit on Israeli courts and on the Israeli Supreme Court, and serve as tenured professors teaching in Israeli colleges and universities. The Arab citizens of Israel have more rights, and enjoy more freedom, education, and economic opportunity than the inhabitants of any Arab or Muslim state.


The Arabs rejected peace and a state on the West Bank first in 1948 when it was offered to them by the U.N. and then in 2000 when it was offered by Presidents Clinton and Barak. In 1949, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which the U.N. had designated as a homeland for the Arabs, were annexed respectively by Jordan and Egypt. When the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed in 1964 its covenant made no mention of liberating the West Bank or Gaza from Jordan and Egypt. The PLO leadership stated that its goal was to “push the Jews into the sea.” Today the “liberation” of Palestine “from the river to the sea” is still the goal of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). The war in the Middle East is about the desire of the Arabs and Muslims to destroy Israel; it is not about the desire for a Palestinian state.


The Arabs generally and the “Palestinians” specifically were supporters of Hitler in the 1930s. The father of Palestinian nationalism, Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was a devoted Nazi who spent the war in Berlin and worked with members of the Third Reich to plan death camps for the Jews of the Middle East. Today he is revered by the Palestinians as the George Washington of their cause. The Muslim Brotherhood translated Mein Kampf into Arabic in the 1930s and called for the destruction of the Jewish state at its birth. Today Arab leaders call for the destruction of the Jewish state and routinely deny that the Holocaust with which their forbears collaborated actually took place.


This is two lies in one. The West Bank fence is a fence, not a wall. About 97% of the fence is made of chain-link material. The remaining 3% is concrete, designed to repel sniper fire in particular areas. The fence was built in 2003 in response to thousands of suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israeli citizens by Palestinian terrorists, sponsored and armed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. The fence was built to keep out terrorists, not Arabs.

In the years since the construction of the fence, terrorist attacks have declined by more than 90%. The fence is Israel’s legitimate defense against a ruthless and amoral terrorist aggressor.


The Palestinians claim there are 5 million Palestinian refugees who fled Israel during the 1948 war. This is false. There were only 500,000 Arab refugees from the 1948 war – an unprovoked war that Egypt and four other Arab states had launched against the newly created state of Israel. In the aftermath of the war, 500,000 Jewish refugees were driven out of the Arab states in the Middle East. There are no Jewish refugees today, sixty years later, because Israel resettled them. Why are there still Arab refugees? The Arabs have been given billions of dollars by Israel and the United States to relocate their refugees. But the Arabs are still in refugee camps. While Israel resettled Jewish refugees, no Arab country would take in the “Palestinians” who were forced into camps and were kept there by the Arab regimes to stir up hatred against the Jews. The refugee “issue” has been created by the Arab regimes as a weapon in their war against the Jews. It should be resolved by resettling the inhabitants of the refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza where almost all of them have lived all their lives.


This is the Big Lie, coming as it does from Palestinians who have made terrorist attacks on civilians a weapon of choice, and who make martyrs and national heroes out of suicide bombers.

The Gaza strip was a base for 7,000 rocket attacks against schoolyards and townships in Israel before the Israelis responded in 2007. During Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza rocket sites there was one civilian death for every 30 terrorists. By contrast, a 2001 study by the International Committee of the Red Cross found that the civilian-to-military death ratio in wars fought since the middle of the 20th Century has been 10:1 – ten civilian deaths for every soldier death. In other words, the Israelis protect civilians at a rate 300 times greater than any other national army. As Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz observes, “No army in history has ever had a better ratio of combatants to civilians killed in a comparable setting.”

Monday, June 27, 2011

Being There

Like Chauncey Gardiner, Obama Is Profoundly Aloof
By Michael Barone (Archive) · Monday, June 27, 2011

Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

Well, Obama announced his candidacy in Lincoln's hometown two days before Abe's birthday, and he did expand the size and scope of government. But no one seriously compares him with Lincoln or FDR anymore.

Conservative critics have taken to comparing him, as you might imagine, to Jimmy Carter. The more cruel among them, like The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost, say the comparison is not to Obama's advantage.

But there is another comparison I think more appropriate for a president who, according to one of his foreign-policy staffers, prefers to "lead from behind." The man I have in mind is Chauncey Gardiner, the character played by Peter Sellers in the 1979 movie "Being There" . . .

U.S. Postal Service website uses sharia guidelines to list what is forbidden in packages sent from America to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Hold Those Christmas Cards to Our Troops!

Even Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) is warning that an economic collapse is coming.

In fact, Kiyosaki and his team of financial experts are encouraging Americans to stock up on food, guns and precious metals. This is yet another sign of just how close we are to the total collapse of the U.S. Economy. Kiyosaki, who once co-authored a book with Donald Trump entitled "Why We Want You To Be Rich" is now a full-fledged prepper. As even more prominent Americans start warning that an "economic collapse" is coming do you think that the American people will finally wake up and start paying attention?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Prepper Dad? Even Robert Kiyosaki Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming

The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid.

Registration transcript states ~ Name: Barry Soetoro - Religion: Islam - Nationality: Indonesian
Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

There appears to be enough evidence to impeach Holder for incompetence, violation of federal law, and accessory to murder.

‘Gunwalker’ Scandal and the Case for Impeaching Holder

Obama passes the DREAM ACT....

...all by himself!
A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week has some accusing the White House of running around Congress to implement the DREAM Act – and consequent amnesty for some illegal immigrants – by executive fiat...
Obama Administration Passes DREAM ACT by Executive Memo

Now the war in Libya makes sense!

I just got a chance to read Liz Rappaport's WSJ article from yesterday Goldman's Paperwork Flub
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had no standard contracts in place to protect itself when it made $1.3 billion in options trades for Libya's sovereign-wealth fund controlled by Col. Moammar Gadhafi, according to people familiar with the situation.
Having known about Obama's campaign and White House connections to Goldman Sachs, I just had to check it out and, sure enough, wouldn't you know:
With all the money wizards of GS and the Obama Administration swapping bunks, is it possible that the financial rip off of Qaddafi was about to become an embarrassment?
It never ends with this guy.

For a really detailed view of all his shenanigans up through the fall of 2010, be sure to read David Limbaugh's Crimes Against Liberty.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hamas, Islam, and Israel

From Kurt Vangsness:
Excellent paper on how Islamic beliefs are driving the Israeli/"Palestinian" (Arab Muslims) conflict.

Also, the quotes below illustrate the "Fascist" political ideology of Islam. It also partially explains how Leftists often view Islam as ideological bedfellows. Besides the current "Arab Spring" uprisings, e.g., Leftist groups protesting in Egypt, and the Gaza Flotilla, e.g., Code Pink, there are the historical examples of the Grand Mufti Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini's alliance with Adolf Hitler and Michael Aflaq, founder of the Arab Nationalist Baath Party, who admired the Adolf Hilter and the NAZI party.

"This duty to wage expansionist jihad is a collective duty of all Muslims; that is, if a sufficient number engage in it, the whole community has fulfilled its obligation; if the number of participants is inadequate, the sin rests on all Muslims."

"The solution of Muhammad and the first caliphs was therefore to declare all conquered land the collective property of the Muslim community ( waqf) on which the former non-Muslim owners had to pay rent or land tax (kharaj); the ruler then shared out this revenue to the Muslim fighters after keeping his 20 percent."

"Palestine is the collective property of Muslims everywhere and must not be handed over to non-Muslims."
Read the whole thing:
Joseph S. Spoerl
Saint Anselm College

The electoral triumph of Hamas in the Palestinian elections of January 2006 has made it imperative for policy makers around the world to understand this group and its ideology. Is Hamas likely to soften its hostility to Israel? Is Hamas likely to receive significant support from the Muslim world? What are the odds that Hamas can be either placated or isolated? If Hamas can make a strong claim to be authentically Islamic in its ideological underpinnings, then it is more likely to receive support from portions of the Muslim world and less likely to be conciliatory vis-à-vis Israel. Unfortunately, a careful study of the ideology of Hamas and its parent, the Muslim Brotherhood, shows that that ideology is firmly rooted in traditional Islamic principles. Far from distorting or perverting classical Islamic law, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood can claim very plausibly that shari'a requires implacable and violent resistance to Israel, including terrorism, and denial of Israel's right to exist as a non-Muslim state located on Islamic territory. Efforts to placate or isolate Hamas are therefore unlikely to succeed.

Say, how about we scrap our constitution and replace it with suggestions from Twitter and Facebook?

And then there is the new darling of the Left, George Soros-buddy, CNN commentator and Obama advisor Fareed Zakaria. This America-hating clown has built his career with a silver tongue that spouts endless elitist Constitution-bashing.

His latest idea is that we should follow Iceland's lead and scrap the law of the land and replace it with a document built on "suggestions" from Twitter and Facebook users.
Update on the the fundamental transformation of our country from The Neville Awards: Progressives' Assault on the Constitution as Obama's Poll Numbers Crater

Adobe engineer doubts Obama birth certificate

Concludes 'something digital came between the paper and the glass'

How many experts does it take to change a President?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tom Hanks will vote for Obama...again

It’s a bit early, but Tom Hanks has already made up his mind about the 2012 presidential election...

Talk about the rich being out of touch with the rest of us!

We all know what happens when you raid an emergency stash without a good reason...

The release makes little sense for American markets. Crude and gasoline inventories are above average, and crude and gasoline prices have been trending down for weeks, despite the loss of Libyan oil, which markets have already adjusted to. The SPR was intended to be used for supply emergencies. There is no supply emergency.
Obama to Dump 30M Barrels of Oil From Strategic Reserves

I guess Obama thinks his re-election is all the reason he needs to endager our country (because, why stop now)...

Geert Wilders 1, Jihad 0

Geert Wilders:
(Reuters) - Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday that may strengthen his political influence and exacerbate tensions over immigration policy.
Dutch populist Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Obama Timeline

The Condensed Obama Timeline 1959–1995

As regular visitors to know, The Obama Timeline is the most thoroughly researched and complete history of the current temporary occupant of our Oval Office. The Timeline details all of the relevant events in Obama’s life, from his birth in August 1961 until the present day.

Part I covers Obama’s birth through his first 100 days in office.

Part I of The Obama Timeline is available from all the major online booksellers. It contains 638 pages of information, evidence, and intellectual ammunition for those concerned Americans who wish to learn—and disseminate—the truth that the mainstream media has refused to investigate or report.

Part II of The Obama Timeline covers April 30, 2009 to the present.

Part II is updated on an almost daily basis. New text is highlighted in yellow to make it easier for the reader to identify updates. Sales of Part I of the Timeline help support the continuation of Part II.

Together, Parts I and II contain more than 3,000 pages and over 20,000 online references. The Obama Timeline is the world’s number one repository of Obama information, meant not just for historians and media researchers but all Americans who seek the truth.


“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole… Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world’s money…” .- Prof. Carroll Quigley renowned, late Georgetown macro-historian (mentioned by former President Clinton in his first nomination acceptance speech), author of Tragedy and Hope. “He [Carroll Quigley] was one of the last great macro-historians who traced the development of civilization…with an awesome capability.” – Dr. Peter F. Krogh, Dean of the School of Foreign Service (Georgetown)
It is commonly known in economics academia that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum in 1900 is loaded with powerful symbols of monetary reform which were the core of the Populist movement and the 1896 and 1900 presidental bids of Populist Democrat William Jennings Bryan.

The yellow brick road (gold standard), the Scarecrow (farmers), the Tin Man (industrial workers), the Wicked Witch of the West (Cleveland banker J.D. Rockefeller) and the Wicked Witch of the East (NY banker J.P.Morgan), the Emerald City of Oz (greenback money), the illusory power of the Wizard in the capitol city (who monopolized power through deceit), even Dorothy’s silver slippers (changed to ruby slippers for the color movie version -symbols of Baum’s and Bryan’s belief that adding silver coin to gold coin would provide much needed money to a depression-strapped, 1890s America). Oz is a virtual forest of monetary reform symbolism, done by someone extremely well versed in the Populist monetary reform goals of the period (Baum was a newspaperman and author) – goals which have never changed - they are still valid today, they are needed now more than then.

Oz author L. Frank Baum’s symbols represent the solution to relieve the growing economic hardship here in America and the rest of the world. 2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1939 MGM release of the The Wizard of Oz movie which has impressed audiences for all those years, imprinting Baum’s cryptic monetary reform symbols on the minds of millions. Money Masters authors Pat Carmack and Bill Still came to the conclusion in late 2008 that now is the time to explain their meaning to the public in a video – the symbols are well known, their meaning is not, yet they hold the key to solving our economic crisis. The familiarity of the Oz symbols to the public makes their explanation a potentially powerful weapon against our modern witches and wizards. So Money Masters Director Bill Still hit the road once again, interviewed experts familiar with the Oz symbolism, and the result is the fascinating new video Secret of Oz.

The most famous speech in American political history was delivered by William Jennings Bryan on July 9, 1896, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The issue was whether to endorse the free coinage of silver at a ratio of silver to gold of 16 to 1. (This inflationary measure would have increased the amount of money in circulation and aided cash-poor and debt-burdened farmers.) After speeches on the subject by several U.S. Senators, Bryan rose to speak. The thirty-six-year-old former Congressman from Nebraska aspired to be the Democratic nominee for president, and he had been skillfully, but quietly, building support for himself among the delegates. His dramatic speaking style and rhetoric roused the crowd to a frenzy. The response, wrote one reporter, “came like one great burst of artillery.” Men and women screamed and waved their hats and canes. “Some,” wrote another reporter, “like demented things, divested themselves of their coats and flung them high in the air.” The next day the convention nominated Bryan for President on the fifth ballot. The full text of William Jenning Bryan’s famous “Cross of Gold” speech appears below.
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ: A Monetary Reformer’s Brief Symbol Glossary

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


New from Attorney Leo Donofrio:
The title of this article is correct. After having completed a more thorough review of the relevant US Supreme Court cases discussing the Constitution’s natural-born citizen clause, I have discovered precedent which states that a natural-born citizen is a person born in the jurisdiction of the US to parents who are citizens. Read that again. I said precedent, not dicta. The precedent holds that Obama is not eligible to be President of the United States.

Up until the publication of this report today, all discussion of the natural-born citizen issue (from both sides of the argument) agreed there had never been a precedent established by the US Supreme Court, and that the various cases which mentioned the clause did so in “dicta”.
Read more

We now have more idle men and women than at any time since the Great Depression

U.S. News & World Report: Why the Jobs Situation Is Worse Than It Looks

Fox News expert denies he claimed birth certificate legit

Angry at network for resusing to retract its story on Obama document

Monday, June 20, 2011

#7 All over the world, huge cracks are appearing for no discernible reason...

12 Things That The Mainstream Media Is Being Strangely Quiet About Right Now...

10 Reasons Obama is a One-Term President

Daniel J. Flynn: Read the whole thing
1. It’s Still the Economy, Stupid
2. A Low Ceiling
3. Historic Turnouts Aren’t Every-Four-Year Occurrences
4. The Political Ground Has Shifted Beneath the President’s Feet
5. Energized Conservatives
6. Demoralized Liberals
7. The Blank Canvass Isn’t Anymore
8. The Issues Have Changed
9. A Redder America
10. The Declaration of Independents

As panic sets in, Obama spins from one vague idea to another

John E. Sununu, a regular Boston Globe contributor, is a former US senator from New Hampshire

Whirling economics
The truth is that the role of government isn’t to create jobs; it’s to create an environment where entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors can make investments that create new opportunities for others. Yet elected officials, most with little private-sector experience, have a hard time seeing the difference between policy that creates a good environment and policy that simply subsidizes a particular behavior. The two are not created equal.

But the very changes that would promote a more competitive environment — tax reform that widens the tax base and eliminates deductions and credits, more restraint in promoting new regulations, and reform of the legal system — are not presidential priorities. In a sad irony, any meaningful tax reform would almost certainly raise the tax bill for Immelt’s GE.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

USA HIGH RISK: There is the possibility of no electricity for 130 million Americans for a year or longer...
President and Congress. Warning events in 1859, 1921, 1989, and 2003 showed the danger that solar activity can pose to electrical power and distribution systems. Now as we
move into another solar maximum, with increased vulnerabilities built into our electrical grid, the danger again looms large. In the worst case, there is the possibility of no electricity for 130 million Americans for a year or longer. The warnings have been issued, but have gone unheeded.
If you are big on taking vacations out of the country you may want to think twice before doing that again between now and 2013...
How To Prepare For The Coming Super Solar Storm

HAT TIP: Foreign Confidential ™: Crippling Solar Storm - Like a Natural EMP Attack - Threatens America's Power Grid, but No Action Taken by Nation's Leaders

NAFLD: About a third of the U.S. population has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

VERY IMPORTANT POST FROM Glenn Reynolds at InstaPundit!

You won't believe just how much havoc fructose (and it looks like also seed oil and lack of choline) is wreaking...this is very serious stuff. (Corn oil is NOT good...)

Many of the children she sees as early as 5 years old are developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Either we have some seriously negligent parents who are letting their kids start swigging vodka right after they get off breast milk, or little kids are eating way too much sugar! Read more on how to save your children too...

A message from the past...

My Mom was a Democrat (and Catholic) and my Dad was a Republican (and a Lutheran) to keep the peace they tried not to talk a lot of politics or religion. (They compromised by joining a Presbyterian church to baptize me in although, in the late 1980's, I became a Catholic).

Dad was born in 1905 in the small mining town of Bessemer, Michigan. Later in life he spent three months in the Philippines with others who were invited by President Johnson and was also in a secret think tank out West during the war (WWII).

Sometime before he died, my Dad wrote this and, on this Father's Day, I want to share it with you:
M. E. Parobek

I'm just a simple person who tries to make other people's business dreams come true. My sole interest in life is in perfecting means by which I can impart to sincere entrepreneurs the thirty-five some years of business knowledge that I have acquired through almost a lifetime of consistent study and practice of my vocation -- that of new business and industries development and implementation -- and thus help make others better qualified to conduct their own business affairs.

I'm completely out of place among "intellectuals" because I have a deep and simple respect for what my predecessors have discovered for me in fundamental truths, principles and philosophies. I abhor those who profit from the misfortunes of others and especially those parasites of human flesh which unfortunately abound in practically every community of our society.

There is much which I accept on FAITH. There are no frustrations in my life caused by imperfection of the world. I know it is a better world than I entered and I hope I have made some small contribution to that improvement because I want those who come after me to have some purpose and challenge for living.

Since it is beyond the intellectual capacity of any individual or group of individuals to understand or explain EVERYTHING that is today, there is a gap left when intellectual powers run out. Neuroses and maladjustment set in – the result is mental illness.

The know-it-all agnostic says, “I cannot accept that which cannot be proven.” What a sick man he is. The unknown is spiritual. Faith in the unknown is religion. Intellectuality plus religion equals the whole person. It is interesting that the more intellectual a person professes to be, the less religious he frequently is. It is difficult for him to accept on faith that there ever was anyone smarter than he.

It seems obvious, therefore, that there must be a balance between intellectual power and faith in the unknown. Perhaps it is this balance which creates wisdom. I am confident of this because it was the WISDOM of our forefathers that helped build this, the greatest nation on earth.

Reason is not necessarily right and, conversely, faith is not necessarily blind. I believe that the right amount of reason and the right amount of faith equal greatness. One can never tell when the balance is right for himself, but others can, and he will know what they think by the extent to which they follow him.

That is who I am – now who are you?
Well, Dad: I'm a person who really, really misses you!

Well said, Prof. Jacobson

In his brand-spanking-new blog that somehow manages not to lose anything that was good and familiar from the previous design, Cornell Law Prof. William Jacobson reflects on "how supportive successful bloggers are of newbies" in this post.

I happened to click on a previous post from 9/29/09 that he referenced and was blown away by his "mission statement" because I think it perfectly reflects why most, if not all, conservative bloggers 'keep on keeping on' despite any inconvencience or difficulties.

Please read it and know: we will either win or go down fighting. I believe we will prevail.
To this great country, you are worth fighting for. The people who think creeping socialism is cool don't have a clue as to the deep damage they are doing. I will not shut up about it, will continue to post the truth about where we are heading, and will fight with every last electron to stop the decline of this nation at the hands of those lazy, handout-seeking, selfish fools who think everything we have earned came for free, that history began a decade ago, and that they are owed something.

What troubles me more than anything is that this government is stealing the future from my children, and my not-yet-conceived grandchildren. Such generational theft is unforgivable and will not be forgotten.

This is the fight of our lives for the benefit not of ourselves, but of future generations. Will our children and our children's children have the freedom to make their own way in life, or will we relegate them to being beggars at the alter of government handouts?

This time, it really is all about the children, and our own legacy.

You won't believe just how "historic" President Obama is...

President Barack Obama's Complete List Of Historic Firsts

Saturday, June 18, 2011



Friday, June 17, 2011

Obamacare poses two great dangers to our nation: lower quality of care and runaway costs...

Washington Post:
...It will stifle innovation and lead to rationing. But the overwhelming cost and the damage it will do to our nation’s finances at a pivotal moment in our history deserve greater scrutiny.
Coming soon: A bigger, costlier Obamacare

The shocking Muslim secret behind Anthony Weiner's demise...

Los Angeles radio station KFI's Bill Carroll had a guest talking about this today. I received it as an email from a friend several days ago with this note: [EXPLOSIVE, if true. Sending as rec'd.]
Muslim women do not marry Jewish men, unless there's a reason. President Clinton does not officiate at their wedding, unless there's a reason. And Jewish Congressmen are not publicly exposed as sexual deviants, while their wife is touring the Middle East as the senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton without one heck of a good reason that is not being told.

Anthony Weiner is Israel's most vocal Democrat supporter in Congress. . .
Now the big question. In Washington, where dirt on every member of Congress is actively pursued, how did the Clintons or Abedin not know he was sexting young women. The answer is that something occurred within his marriage to push him beyond his harmless flirtations, to sending genital photos to women, one a minor. THAT he didn't do before he met Huma Abedin, Mata Hari on a job well done.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why Obama will not lose the upcoming 2012 presidential election

"I get by with a little help from my friends..."
The Insurrection Act remains as written two centuries ago, even after some legal waffling in recent years, and it's a show-stopper. Plainly put, it authorizes the President to deploy federal troops within the United States to put down lawlessness, insurrection or rebellion. Should he do so, the Executive Orders are in place and the military leadership is in place under the name The United States Northern Command. Not incidentally, "Northern" means the northern hemisphere, and for the reason the so-called tinfoil hats say it is. NorthCom is authorized to deploy foreign troops on US soil. The mobilization plan is called the Northern National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate. It's the White House's "nuclear option." Under this plan, units from the armed forces would be deployed and directed by NorthCom, placing our beloved land under the sort of military regimes seen in occupied Europe during the 1939-1945 war.

Here is what to expect under "worst case scenario" martial law...

Elderly women are being denied life-saving breast cancer surgery that is routinely given to younger patients, alarming research reveals.

Some doctors look at a patient’s age in their notes – and decide on a treatment plan before they have even met them, experts warn.

Their study, which provides evidence of ageism in the Health Service, found that 90 per cent of breast cancer patients aged 30-50 are offered surgery to remove tumours, compared with 70 per cent of those in their seventies.
The breast cancer patients TOO OLD to save: Thousands are being denied surgery by 'ageist' doctors


A young Arab boy asks his father...

A young Arab boy asks his father,
"What is that weird hat you are wearing?"
The father said,
"Why, it's a 'chechia' because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun."
"And what is this type of clothing that you are wearing?" asked the young man.

"It's a 'djbellah' because in the desert it is very hot and it protects the body." said the father.

The son asked,
"And what about those ugly shoes on your feet?"
His father replied,
"These are 'babouches", which keep us from burning our feet in the desert."
"Tell me," added the boy.

"Yes, my son?"

"Why are you living in Dearborn, Michigan and still wearing all this shit?"

Subpoenas Coming “Fast and Furious” in Probe of DOJ

If ever you've doubted the criminal incompetence of this administration...
Officials at the Department of Justice are in "panic mode," according to sources reported to Fox News, as word spreads that congressional testimony this week will paint a humiliating picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the botched undercover operation that left a trail of blood from Mexico to Washington, D.C.

The operation was supposed to stem the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico by allowing so-called straw buyers to purchase guns legally in the U.S. and later sell them in Mexico, usually to drug cartels.

Instead, ATF documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly and deliberately flooded Mexico with assault rifles. Their intent was to expose the entire smuggling organization, from top to bottom, but the operation spun out of control and supervisors refused pleas from field agents to stop it, Fox News reported. . .
Read more

Panic at BATFE over Hearings

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Obama haunted by the ghost of Herbert Hoover

Like Obama, Hoover was the child of a broken home with an unconventional background. He was far more widely traveled than most Americans in his day, and his time overseas made him a globalist in his thinking in many ways. His wife (Lou Henry Hoover) was unusually well educated and assertive — at a time when few women went to college, she graduated from coeducational Stanford with a degree in geology. Hoover was an unconventional candidate who came into office on a tidal wave of support. Hoover, Secretary of Commerce during the Roaring Twenties, had never held elected office before winning the presidency. His campaign went deep into enemy territory, winning over solidly Democratic states in what was still the deep blue South including (like Obama) Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. Hoover was the great progressive hope of his day — he had supported Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 Bull Moose campaign and was seen as much more forward looking and progressive than the party machine. He ran on the most diverse presidential ticket until Barack Obama’s own election in 2008; Hoover’s running mate, Kaw nation member Charles Curtis, was the first Native American and the first American with significant non-European ancestry to serve as Vice President of the United States. Hoover continued to burnish his diversity credentials in the White House; he was the first president since Theodore Roosevelt to invite an African American to a White House dinner and he wanted progress on Native American issues to be a hallmark of his administration. Hoover was also deeply concerned about the health of the middle class and the condition of the poor. He was an early backer of the long term, low interest mortgage that became the cornerstone of middle class finance, and he came into office hoping that prosperity would eliminate poverty in the United States.

In office, Hoover showed many of the same foreign policy instincts as President Obama. He was a strong supporter of disarmament, focusing on naval buildups as the greatest danger of the day. He began the withdrawal of US forces his predecessors had committed in Haiti and Nicaragua, hoping to push the reset button on US relations with Latin America. He sought to avoid confrontational US statements and to downplay possible grounds for conflict. His strong humanitarian instincts (he had led efforts to relieve starving Europeans during and after World War One) made him reluctant to use force but also left him concerned about the well being of people in other countries.

But what worries — or should worry — the White House is this: despite his long record of progressive politics, his personal appeal and his sympathy for the downtrodden, President Hoover is best remembered for failing to master the Great Depression. . .
Is Carter A Best Case Scenario?

Gen. Paul Vallely: Congress afraid to probe 'possible felony' over fears of 'black backlash'

Ok, so now our government is undermining the U.S. Constitution by preemptively reacting to intimidation by a special interest group...

Ex-CIA: 'Forged document' released as birth certificate

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Electric cars may not be so green after all, says British study

ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found...

Great. Just great.

The world's economy has been turned upside because of these damned electric cars!

Did you know that each year the Treasury allots a certain amount of taxpayer money to go to the “Senate Hair Care Revolving Fund”?

Reality Blog: The Senate: How Much Does It Cost?

Welcome to the Economic Collapse Blog!

What we are now witnessing is the slow motion unraveling of America.

Tens of millions of American families are about to go through economic hell and most of them don't even realize it.

Are we having fun, yet, boys and girls?

Thanks to Glenn Beck for mentioning this last night...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Transparency: White House to cut access to half of federal websites

...because Obama has compassion for all of us dummies out here in his kingdom: The White House said there are nearly 2,000 websites operated by the federal government, which it said confuses people.


From Rene Guerra: Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey debunks the flat-out lie that the entire second GW Bush administration was in recession, when the latter was ignited by the great subprime (i.e., NINJA= No Income No Job No Assets required) home-loan mortgage meltdown:

CNBC: United States is in worse financial shape than Greece

"We've got a problem and we have to get after it quickly."



by D.L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
Arranged and Edited by John Loeffler

That there is such a thing as a cabal of power brokers who control government behind the scenes has been detailed several times in this century by credible sources. Professor Carroll Quigley was Bill Clinton's mentor at Georgetown University. President Clinton has publicly paid homage to the influence Professor Quigley had on his life.

Perhaps the best way to relate this would be a brief history of the New World Order, not in our words but in the words of those who have been striving to make it real.

It starts in 1912 with the now infamous Wilson administration:
Colonel Edward M. House, a close advisor of President Woodrow Wilson, publishes Phillip Dru: Administrator in which he promotes "socialism as dreamed of by Karl Marx."
Skipping down to 1939, The New World Order by H. G. Wells
proposes a collectivist one-world state"' or "new world order" comprised of "socialist democracies." He advocates "universal conscription for service" and declares that "nationalist individualism... is the world's disease." He continues:
"The manifest necessity for some collective world control to eliminate warfare and the less generally admitted necessity for a collective control of the economic and biological life of mankind, are aspects of one and the same process." He proposes that this be accomplished through "universal law" and propaganda (or education)."
June 28, 1945 -- President Truman endorses world government in a speech:
"It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for us to get along in a republic of the United States."
October 24, 1945 -- The United Nations Charter becomes effective. Also on October 24, Senator Glen Taylor (D-Idaho) introduces Senate Resolution 183 calling upon the U.S. Senate to go on record as favoring creation of a world republic including an international police force.
Conservative hero speaks about the Trialteral Commission:
1979 -- Barry Goldwater, retiring Republican Senator from Arizona, publishes his autobiography With No Apologies. He writes:
"In my view The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power -- political, monetary, intellectual, and ecclesiastical. All this is to be done in the interest of creating a more peaceful, more productive world community. What the Trilateralists truly intend is the creation of a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nation-states involved. They believe the abundant materialism they propose to create will overwhelm existing differences. As managers and creators of the system they will rule the future."
Watergate hero journalist claims Sen. Joseph McCarthy was actually right:
1989 -- Carl Bernstein's (Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame) book Loyalties: A Son's Memoir is published. His father and mother had been members of the Communist party. Bernstein's father tells his son about the book:
"You're going to prove [Sen. Joseph] McCarthy was right, because all he was saying is that the system was loaded with Communists. And he was right... I'm worried about the kind of book you're going to write and about cleaning up McCarthy. The problem is that everybody said he was a liar; you're saying he was right... I agree that the Party was a force in the country."
Bill Clinton appointee recommends global governance:
1994 -- In the Human Development Report, published by the UN Development Program, there was a section called "Global Governance For the 21st Century". The administrator for this program was appointed by Bill Clinton. His name is James Gustave Speth. The opening sentence of the report said:
"Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national government. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations system."
More world leaders climb on board:
1995 -- The State of the World Forum took place in the fall of this year, sponsored by the Gorbachev Foundation located at the Presidio in San Francisco. Foundation President Jim Garrison chairs the meeting of who's-whos from around the world including Margaret Thatcher, Maurice Strong, George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and others. Conversation centers around the oneness of mankind and the coming global government. However, the term "global governance" is now used in place of "new world order" since the latter has become a political liability, being a lightning rod for opponents of global government.
Read the whole thing

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"If the GOP can make this narrative mainstream, and put this picture into the heads of voters nationwide, the Democrats are toast..."

The Tea Party WMD stockpile is currently stored in book form: Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon. By Gretchen Morgenson, one of America’s best business journalists who is currently at The New York Times, and noted financial analyst Joshua Rosner, Reckless Endangerment gives the best available account of how the growing chaos in the mortgage and personal finance markets and the rampant bundling of dubious loans into exotically toxic securities plunged the world, and millions of American families, into the gravest financial crisis since World War Two.
Fanniegate: Gamechanger For The GOP?

When is this journalistic scrutiny going to be applied to politicians who wield actual power?

CNN OPINION: Scrutinize the president, not Palin
For instance, one might nominate the president of the United States for such attention. On Saturday, June 4, in his weekly radio address, Barack Obama did what he has consistently done since taking the oath of office: fudged reality to make his policies sound better.


It is a mysterious sound on the very edge of perception that has driven thousands of people around the world to distraction.

City Government demands all keys to properties belonging to Cedar Falls residents

VIDEO: The beginning of the end of private property rights in America?

Why did the U.S. government burn bibles?

Sharia has already replaced part of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Open Letter from a USDA Employee

Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 9, AD 2011 3:03 PM MST


Spot-on analysis (regarding the White House "Rural Council"). The only problem, I fear, is that it's too little too late. USDA (or as I call them, the Department of Rural Poverty), has already done a great job of infiltrating rural communities by offering great-paying jobs with health insurance. Farmer/Rancher kid goes off to college, gets a degree in Ag Econ, and comes back to his hometown and becomes the next USDA loan officer with FSA or Range Conservationist with NRCS because he hasn't figured out how to make a living in production agriculture because State U fed his mind with a bunch of pullusfimus instead of REAL knowledge and problem-solving skills. He has no misgivings about the "great good" that USDA does. After all, he's probably making more money than he would as VP of the local bank, managing the local feed store, or working for Dad. He "helps" people by giving them low-interest loans when they can't get a loan at the local bank because it won't cash flow, or signing him up for cost share "conservation" programs, subsidy payments, and the like. After all, he's a nice guy. Our kids are in 4-H together, and he's a deacon at church, too. Little do they know that as both employees and beneficiaries of such USDA goodies, they have become beholden to Secretary Vilsack (rhymes with nut...). And that's just chicken feed compared to the multi-million dollar loans for such boondoggles as multi-family rural housing, rural broadband internet, "organic" farming, Pigford recipients, FOOD STAMPS (48 million recipients and counting) etc. The infrastructure is already there. They just need more ACORN-minded Shirley Sherrods to fill those bureaucratic positions.

Yes, I am a hypocrite. I as a young man, I bought the pullusfimus, and I still work for USDA. But I made an oath to support and defend the Constitution, promote agriculture, and fight fraud, waste, and abuse within USDA. The best way I can think of to promote agriculture is to do everything in my power to discourage as many people as I can to stay out of your local USDA office. Don't apply for the loan. Don't report your acreage so that you can get your payments. When times get tough, don't get Food Stamps, get blisters and callouses. Once you start down that path, that "easy" money does something to people's brains, and they develop a sense of entitlement. And that's how they get you. Now you're dependent upon the Man, and the Man makes the rules. And when the Man changes the rules, people cheat, lie, and steal to get what they "deserve." Unfortunately, that's when I show up, only I don't have a checkbook, I have a set of handcuffs. But I would cease to exist if you would've stayed out of the USDA office. I will do my best to discourage as many people as possible to avail themselves of USDA "services", and I'm starting with the worst of the bunch. What I'm asking every agricultural producer in America to do is this: put me and every USDA employee out of business. If you don't buy our "products," we cease to have power. If you want the Federal Government out of your business, quit taking the money. If you want the Federal Government out of your community, run for city council and quit taking the federal grants with the strings attached. You want a smaller, constitutional government? Do what Nancy Reagan told us when we were kids: JUST SAY NO! I am convinced that easy and "free" money is far more dangerous drugs.

Over the last 10 years, I've arrested hundreds of people (USDA employees included) for fraud, permanently disqualified thousands from food stamps and other entitlement programs, and recovered millions of dollars (some of which went overseas to people who celebrate when planes are flown into buildings). And it all could've been prevented, if only people wouldn't have fallen for the ruse of getting something for nothing. I'm doing my best to put myself out of business by going after as many criminals as I can and discouraging the rest from "partnering" with USDA. I'm asking rural America put me out of business too. We would do well to heed the example of Abraham, who said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the LORD God Most High, Possessor of Heaven and Earth, that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, 'I have made Abram rich.'"

Ann, If you deem this worthy of posting on your blog, feel free to edit as needed. Over the last couple of years, I've been giving this message over and over to the detriment of my career. I can't be afraid of the truth anymore. Silence is Treason.

USDA Employee

RyanCare would be far less injurious to seniors than ObamaCare or, for that matter, doing nothing.

Official calculations show that Medicare has $34 trillion less than it needs to keep all its promises to seniors. Yet ObamaCare will take $500 billion out of Medicare over 10 years to cover 30 million uninsured Americans.

Basic arithmetic suggests that this would hasten the demise of the program. Not so, according to President Obama. He says he’ll squeeze out savings by cutting reimbursement to providers. ObamaCare will create something called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, composed of 15 experts. Their job will be to hold down spending by identifying reimbursement cuts, and their recommendations will be binding on Congress. If this board recommends what many fear it will, Medicare’s reimbursement rates will drop below Medicaid’s, which will mean that doctors will turn away seniors like they do the poor. In effect, in addition to an early death option, ObamaCare offers seniors diminished access to quality care. If this is compassion, give me cruelty.

RyanCare is not perfect, but at least it won’t rob Grandma Millie to buy Cousin Joe coverage.
Medicare’s least bad fix

Recognition of the “other” is missing in Arab culture

Salim Mansur, QMI Agency

Only the politically correct, and they are the majority in the contemporary West, remain surprised of how quickly the so-called “Arab spring” has turned into an “Arab frenzy” and is headed into an “Arab inferno.”
The Problem:
The problem is culture. Arab culture, despite tremendous changes that have occurred elsewhere in the world, remains resilient in adhering to traditional values of patriarchy and the tribal order of father (leader) knows what is best for his tribe or nation.

The Arab League consists of 21 states and the Palestinian Authority. There is not one single democracy in this collection of Arab states, and the predominant reason for the absence of democracy among Arabs is culture.

Democracy is not merely an election, and a representative party with majority support holding power.

For democracy to work, the prerequisite is a culture in which the people recognizes the “other” — irrespective of how the “other” is defined in terms of ethnicity or religion or gender — as equal, and their interests and aspirations as legitimate.

This recognition of the “other” is missing in Arab culture...
Arab world a relic of history

HAT TIP: InstaPundit

Tea Party continues to grow

FreedomWorks is adding 500 to 2,000 members a day to its network of like-minded Tea Party activists...The movement has no national leadership, but “I think we have credibility with a majority of Tea Partiers,” said FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe. . .

Instead of a being protest movement of outsiders, he said, the Tea Party is evolving to become a get-out–the-vote movement that can greatly help like-minded House, Senate and presidential candidates in 2012. . .

FreedomWorks has three parallel networks: the group’s e-mail list, its Facebook page and its new FreedomConnector website, which allows members to find like-minded people in their city or county. . .
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Some 200 Palestinians armed with bats and iron chains raided the illegal West Bank outpost of Gaon HaYarden Friday and burned Jewish holy books at the site.

The Jews were there thousands of years before this grotesque political ideology wearing the beard of religion tried to steal it. They invent nothing, produce nothing, create nothing, but demand everything.
Arabs burn Jewish holy books...

The Secret Knowledge...


(And, it's a big 'f*ck you' to Bill Maher who really IS stupid and mean.)


Moochers of the world unmasked:

Karl Marx, he discovered, never earned his money, but mooched on Friedrich Engels' family, which may account for his ideas about how wealth should be distributed...

Department of Justice: It's not all that important for firefighters to be able to read and write!

Racial Quota Scandal at Obama Justice Department

All this, as well as the deliberate destruction...excuse me: "transformation"...of the best damned country in the world, all because Dark-skinned people have more melanin than light- skinned people

Why does the U.S. government treat AIDS and HIV different from COPD?

"What if some other behavior cost 25 million lives?
Campaign chief says actions linked to terminal AIDS largely ignored:"
The chief of a watchdog organization working to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS has launched a campaign to demand a government investigation of – and action over – the homosexual behavior that has been linked to more than 25 million deaths over the last 30 years, likening the problem to smoking, which was blamed for 100 million deaths in the 20th century.

Although statistics on the diseases linked to homosexual activity notoriously are hard to obtain, a report from the International Journal of Epidemiology estimated from a review of the "gay" population of Vancouver, B.C., that HIV/AIDS costs homosexuals up to 20 years of their lives on average.

And the U.S. government is spending, according to a Congressional Research Services report to Congress, in the range of $20 billion a year for treatment and research, with a small fraction for prevention that, analysts explain, includes testing but largely doesn't address the behavior itself.

That's even though when another threat to lives and livelihood – cigarettes – were suspected of imposing such a cost, Washington mandated exhaustive studies, imposed draconian advertising limits, demanded warning labels and enacted outright bans in many circumstances. The studies said the behavior, smoking, could be changed. . .
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

The U.S. is approaching a financial crisis worse than 2008...

"The U.S. is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world," he said. "The debts are going through the roof. Would you keep lending money to somebody who's spending money and not doing anything about it? No you wouldn't."
US Is Nearing Even Worse Financial Crisis: Jim Rogers

The shocking costs of running a small business

Austan Goolsbee Obama chief economic adviser leaving, Citizen Wells commenters on small business problems, Obama economic failures

From commenter Jonah:
Our family has owned a business for almost 40 years. I started paying the bills for the business about 7 years ago and I was alarmed to learn the cost to run a business.


(this is in addition to the 7% the employee gives the government)



...I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few things.


Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, electric rates will skyrocket 11% to over 23%

GatewayPundit: Obama’s EPA Regulations Will Cost Coal Industry $200 Billion & Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

FCC chairman agrees to strike Fairness Doctrine from rulebooks

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said his agency will remove the Fairness Doctrine from the rulebooks in response to a recent request from House Republicans.

"I fully support deleting the Fairness Doctrine and related provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations, so that there can be no mistake that what has been a dead letter is truly dead," Genachowski wrote in a letter Monday to House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.).
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The buildings commonly referred to as "green" could actually be hazardous to your health, according to a new report.

Green Buildings Hazardous to Health? Report Cites Risks of Weatherization

How has the Obama administration contributed to this failure to achieve a robust and sustainable recovery?

Wall Street Journal:
  1. The administration's most obvious failure was its misguided fiscal policies: the cash-for-clunkers subsidy for car buyers, the tax credit for first-time home buyers, and the $830 billion "stimulus" package...

  2. A second cause of the continued economic weakness is the president's emphasis on increasing tax rates...

  3. A third problem stems from the administration's lack of an explicit plan to deal with future budget deficits and with the exploding national debt. This creates uncertainty about future tax increases and interest rates that impedes spending by households and investment by businesses...

  4. Finally, there is the administration's incoherent position on the international value of the dollar...
Read more at the The Economy Is Worse Than You Think

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Hidalgo County Sheriff Department has confirmed that New Mexico rancher, Larry Link, was murdered earlier today on his property.

Sources are reporting that the rancher was responding to an alleged- illegal alien on his property at Stein’s Ghost Town when the he was gunned-down. The murder took place on the southwest side of the state near the Arizona border on Interstate 10 at mile marker three.

The Hidalgo Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene, only to find the rancher had already died.

Stay tuned for updates as the happen. A Sheriff Department spokesperson said the investigation has been turned over to the New Mexico State Police, who are not releasing any further details.

San Diego Examiner



Natural Born Citizen:
Bingham’s work lay dormant for twenty-six years when it was resurrected again in 2003 as Democrat members of Congress made no less than eight (8) attempts in twenty-two (22) months, to either eliminate the natural-born requirement, or redefine natural-born to accommodate Barack Hussein Obama II in advance of his rise to power. The evidence is right in the congressional record…
The election:
...the DNC was forced to remove the “constitutionally eligible” language from the 2008 DNC certification of the Obama-Biden ticket, omitting from the certification the following language:
“and that the following candidates for President and Vice President of the United States are legally qualified to serve under the provisions of the United States Constitution.”
Instead, the DNC only certified that the Obama-Biden ticket was duly nominated for the offices of President and Vice President, using the following language:
“THIS IS TO CERTIFY that at the National Convention of the Democrat Party of the United States of America, held in Denver, Colorado on August 25 though 28, 2008, the following were duly nominated as candidates of said Party for President and Vice President of the United States respectively:” (Note that the word “through” is misspelled in both DNC versions, indicating that it is an alteration from the same document.)
"...these wheels were set in motion in the late ‘90s and placed in overdrive in 2003..."

Evidence Broadens Obama Natural Born Conspiracy

U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

FORBES: U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms. This must be more of that under-the-radar stuff Obama was talking about. “Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton has cautioned gun owners to take this initiative seriously, stating that the U.N. ‘is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.’”

Government Spending Affects Gross Domestic Product

We have tried spending a lot of money to jumpstart the economy, and it has failed. Now we need to cut spending and lift the uncertainty paralyzing economic activity. That approach will not just be more fiscally responsible. It will also empower individuals and entrepreneurs, and they are the only ones who can bring on a real recovery...
National Center for Policy Analysis


On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"
So God saw that it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"
And God, again, saw that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"
And God agreed that it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"
"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

(There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch.)

SHOCK: Los Angeles Times published an honest story about Sarah Palin (and Paul Revere)!

You may have heard recently something about that Sarah Palin telling a reporter that Paul Revere warned the British on his famous rousing revolutionary ride.

Now, that so many Americans have wallowed in their smug confirmation that Palin is an idiot unqualified for anything but repeating sixth-grade history, how far, wide and fast do you think the contradictory news will spread that the former governor of Alaska was indeed correct?
You know how Sarah Palin said Paul Revere warned the British? Well, he did. Now, who looks stupid?

HAT TIP: HillBuzz

Monday, June 06, 2011

Obamacare survey: At least three of every 10 employers will probably stop offering health coverage

Wall Street Journal/Market Watch: Once provisions of the Affordable Care Act start to kick in during 2014, 30% of companies say they’ll stop offering coverage

Good job, Bama!

The scariest jobs chart you’ll ever see...

...and every month it gets updated it just looks worse.

From PowerLine: UPDATE: A reader comments

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Klavan's One-State Solution: Give the Middle East to the Jews

The "aren't I nice, please don't kill me" new exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

Libs, read more: here.

Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and persons with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind...

Since Germany says beansprouts may be behind E.coli, and since there's also Four suspected U.S. cases of E.coli linked to Germany, we should all bone up on Sprouts: What You Should Know from, better yet, just call the White House and check out the bombshell dropped by Michelle Obama yesterday ("it seems that having multiple words, numbers, and perplexing punctuation such as commas was too much for us to understand...")

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Donald Trump vs. Chicago/White House Mob


Goodness, I am getting slow at the switch in my old age. I don't know why this didn't occur to me sooner. I know exactly what Donald Trump is doing and why with all of his threatening to run for POTUS and his sudden interest in Obama's lack of eligibility and personal documentation.

The Illinois legislature and City of Chicago (Rahm Emanuel, Mayor™) just approved a massive expansion and approval of casino gaming in Chicago itself and throughout the state. Trump has seen this coming for years and has made massive investments in Chicago real estate, most notably the Trump International Hotel and Tower at 401 N Wabash. If you have been to Chicago anytime within the last several years, you have seen it. It is very big, and I'll admit, an aesthetically pleasing building.

Trump is no fool. Atlantic City, New Jersey is as good as dead, and Trump knows that dumping money into trying to revitalize Atlantic City as a gaming destination would be throwing good money after bad. The awful TV show "Jersey Shore" has now done longterm economic damage to that entire area - and that is no joke. So, years ago he figured out what the next hot gaming center would be: Chicago.

Think about it. Chicago is within driving distance of a massive chunk of the central U.S. and Canada. It has a fully-established infrastructure and employee pool. It has one of the largest, most liquid hub airports on the continent with a decent secondary airport. It's Vegas, except everything is already there, and the major ethnic groups are Slavs and Poles instead of Italians and Jews in Vegas. :-)

Trump has two motivations here. First the MINOR motivation. In establishing a new gaming empire in the central U.S., he is tapping into a largely conservative mid-western consumer base. What he is doing is essentially re-branding himself and the Trump name as a conservative or conservative-friendly brand. All of the little old men and women in Nebraska and Iowa and Missouri and Kentucky and rural Michigan will now specifically and consciously CHOOSE to patronize a Trump-brand casino in Chicago because Trump is a "Republican who stood up to Obama and demanded his birth certificate!" A year ago most of those same people probably looked down on Trump as a slippery New York City real estate trader with bad hair who is now on his third model/wife. Now he is as conservative and American as apple pie. Say what you will of Trump, but this re-branding maneuver that he has pulled off is admittedly brilliant. But it is only a mere maneuver. The sincerity of it is . . . lacking.

Which brings us to Trump's MAJOR motivation in pushing the birth certificate and other vital records issue. Trump's plan is to dominate and control the Chicago gaming concession. He is in on the ground floor, knows that his position is very, very strong, and wants to keep it that way. What he also knows is that in order for him to be successful in Chicago, he MUST assert dominance over the massively powerful and utterly corrupt Chicago City Hall.

Trump is no pushover and refuses to bow to the Chicago City Hall / Union Mob machine. And why should he? Trump has the Chicago Machine by the throat because the Chicago Machine made a terrible, terrible mistake several years ago. What was that mistake? They tied their entire fortunes to the single most blackmail-able human being in the history of the world: Barack Obama.

In their blind quest for power, the Chicago Marxist/Mob syndicate put all their chips on a smooth-talking light-skinned black guy who could talk the centrist talk, but was actually a hardcore Marxist plant. And it worked - for a time. They got the White House. But here's the problem. Their smooth-talking, light-skinned black guy wasn't born in the United States, was born the son of a British Subject, was adopted by an Indonesian and is thus also an Indonesian citizen, was raised by card-carrying Communists, attended college as a foreign student and traveled internationally under a non-U.S. passport as an adult, has used hard drugs including crack for all of his adult life, has been an active homosexual for his entire adult life, has more aliases and social security numbers than Jason Bourne (or is that Harrison J. Bounel?) and is actually dumber than a bag of hair.

Trump has enough blackmail material on Obama to keep himself in a position of firm dominance over the Chicago Marxist Syndicate. Every time the Chicago Mob gives Trump static, he can just go on TV and simply ASK about some blackmail-able facet of Obama's past. When the Chicago Mob backs off of Trump, Trump backs off of them. Do you think maybe that is what we are seeing right now?

In fact, if Trump plays his cards right (no pun intended), he could TAKE DOWN the Chicago Marxist Syndicate, and refill the power vacuum with his own people. It would be swapping one degree of corruption for another, but at this point, I wouldn't mind seeing what a Trump-run Chicago might look like. Trump is a businessman and understands that the gridlock of corruption and out-of-control crime on the street is very, very bad for business. Chicago is a cool town with great attractions and museums and wonderful ethnic neighborhoods (and food!). The good people who live and work there deserve better, and Chicago should be a city that all Americans can be proud of.

I am definitely conflicted. I hate casinos, as I wrote about last week, and I'm no fan of Trump, but can see what he is doing and why. This Chicago Marxist Syndicate needs to be taken down hard because it is destroying this nation and the world through the Obama regime. This isn't just about bribing South-Side Aldermen and sweetheart real estate deals in Hyde Park anymore. This Chicago Marxist thug crap is going to collapse the global economy and start World War 3. Millions of people are going to die because of these people. Thus, I am content to watch Trump make his move. The Lord works and moves in mysterious ways. Sometimes VERY mysterious.

MOTHER JONES: Relative to population growth, we've been generating no new jobs at all.

So yes: "Any sane person should look at these numbers and conclude that the economy desperately needs a boost." Even the not especially sane ought to have figured that out by now.
Employment Picture Even Grimmer Than You Think

Why Hasn't Anyone Signed Up For the High-Risk Health Insurance Pools?

Since we don't seem to be able to find many of those people, HHS is using the money to cover anyone who lacks insurance and can get a doctor to attest that they've been sick in the last year. They will eventually no doubt claim that the high-risk pools were a success, relaxing the conditions until they can say they've covered 200,000 or so people. But the mystery will not have gone away. Where are the unsinsurables? And why didn't they want to buy insurance?
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How is this hot dog like the U.S. economy?

Obama turned them both into shit.

President Obama wolfs down TWO chili dogs and fries... the day after his wife unveils new dietary guide. 5 minutes


The arguments for converting the U.S. economy to wind, solar and biomass energy have collapsed. - Everything you've heard about fossil fuels may be wrong

Friday, June 03, 2011

China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills...

Treasury bills carry lower interest rates than longer-term Treasury notes and bonds, but the longer term notes and bonds are exposed to a greater risk of losing their value to inflation. To the degree that the $1.7 trillion in short-term U.S. Treasury bills extant as of March must be converted into longer-term U.S. Treasury securities, the U.S. government will be forced to pay a higher annual interest rate on the national debt.

As of the close of business on Thursday, the total U.S. debt was $14.34 trillion, according to the Daily Treasury Statement. Of that, approximately $9.74 trillion was debt held by the public and approximately $4.61 trillion was “intragovernmental” debt.
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