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America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...
various links ^ | 11-8-08 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 11/08/2008 3:06:12 AM PST by backhoe

America Held Hostage- the Obama Files...

With a hattip to Rush ( His idea during the Clinton plague upon America ) I am starting a file on “The One,” mostly starting from the election date.

Older stuff- links, quotes, quips, and sometimes pointed graphics can be found by scrolling back from these two posts:

-Hillary Clinton- archives, comments, and opposition research--

-Sarah Palin- links, from the beginning--

There is some good material in those posts that raises a lot of uncomfortable questions that everyone ought to be asking, and probably will once the “new” wears off, and we are stuck with four ( more likely eight, since 95% of the news & entertainment media are in his pocket ) years of a typical corrupt Chicago Political Machine Politician trying to jerk the whole country in one direction and then the next.

You've all heard the saying,

”People get the kind of government they want...
...and deserve?”

Well, America, you are about to “get it, good & hard...”

Don't say you weren't warned- we tried to tell you...

We did everything we could, and our state went for the Old Guy & the Naughty Librarian, but too many other voters were made stupid by the TV and public schools for it to matter.

We're in a Hell of a mess, and the worst thing is, "we"- the collective we, not you & I-- got us here.

Is Obama really the Abyss...

staring back at us?

I like to make points with humorous graphics- this one sums it up as well as any:

 

Then, in a nutshell, "everything I see going bad with all this hopi- changi- stuff The One is peddling-- forced labor, censorship, spin, and pure mean-spirited rudness:

Email of the day

Atlas readers rock! I am blown away by the overwhelming response to this post  (and this one) to get involved to take back our country from the Soros, socialists, and the self proclaimed messiah - oy. More than one email brought a tear to my eye but I wanted to share this one with you.

If this best represents who we are, what we want and where we are going, there is no way we can lose. Greatness is in the house. I am proud to count you as my friends. Prouder still to stand with you and fight this great fight.

I want to lead a county.

I was born in Cuba, and know the language of Communism, Obama speaks it well.  My grandfather's family had to flee Lebanon because of the Muslims to Cuba. We fled Cuba because of Castro.

This is the best country in the whole wide world.  I was a child when I left Cuba with the clothe on my back, we left my parent's sister and I, left behind everything. 

America is Worth fighting for and Freedom is worth defending.  I do not want my children to grow up in oppression, nor do I wish exile upon them.

Please allow me to help, again, Id like to lead a county.

My name is Ingrid and Im in Miami, in Miami Dade County

May the Light always shine upon America,

Ingrid

UPDATE: In case there was any doubt as to what the victorious zombies have in mind. Check out this comment (left in the comment section) . Can you say rude awakening?

You people are pathetic!

Your racist fear mongering will not go unchallenged!  Soon we will shut down your hate spewing web sites.  We will confiscate your firearms.  In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways.  We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice.  We will have a new American Republic of justice and order for all!

You time is almost up!  Prepare for the dung heap of history!

It sounds insane (which it is) but I believe the writer is quite serious.

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"We will confiscate your firearms. In prison, you will get an education on the error of your ways. We will take your children and raise them as our own and instill in them the values of social justice".....


Heh heh heh....I am sure you are serious, but that is funny!

Values of social justice....like Mao? Stalin? Lenin? Ho-chi Min? Pol Pot? Which of these butchers of social justice did you have in mind?"

170,000,000
That's the number of civilians that have been murdered by their own governments in the 20th century alone.

Innocents Betrayed is a must see video produced by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms (scroll down to see links to view the Introduction to Innocents Betrayed)

Now consider Obama's 'civilian defense force' which he intends to fund and equip as well as our standing military coupled with his promise to revisit the second amendment (repeal concealed carry privilege) and then compound this injury with Ayers' inspired youth corps.

Learn from the Slicksters

CHANGE.GOV OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT (hat tip rut)

Obamessiah has a new site up as President-elect soliciting ideas form the proletariat.
Let's hope it doesn't become the hub for the hate whitey and Jew boy Obamavomit that his last site was.

Surf the site. Take note. Keep your eye on the The Obama National Service Plan- the page is empty (how apropos) but that piques my interest.

President Obama To Bring Back Slavery

Just in case anyone think Mr. Obama is not serious about this, bear in mind that his new Chief of Staff wrote a book demanding this very thing:

Amazon.com: The Plan: Big Ideas for America: Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Reed: Books
http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Big.....038;sr=1-1

Don’t forget they want a Gestapo/KKK civilian force the size of the pentagon to keep everybody inline and things running smoothly.

“Suddenly, all mention of “required” has been disappeared. ”

SOME THOUGHTS ON OBAMA'S mandatory volunteerism plan. Plus, reader Nancy Anne Potts writes:

Looks like the change.gov site is true to it's title - it changes!

During the time when I was looking at the blog you linked to concerned mandatory community service the change.gov page saying "require community service" changed to goal for community service. The new wording is:

"..... Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free."

I found the the cached page on Google it has the original "required" wording.

Looks like they caught their "mistake". Now will the real plan please step forward -- goal or required. (Although the way government sets goals, they often wind up looking like requirements so maybe the two aren't all that different.)

Ugh! I see card check made the economy page too. He may be the president elect but I don't have to like his plans!

Not until the second term. Then that will be made mandatory, too . . . .

Meanwhile, Robert Bidinotto comments: "Anyone recall what the Soviets used to do to history books?" The Obama folks have a history of airbrushing.

IF YOU VOTED FOR MCCAIN, you're a racist. Just in case nobody had bothered to tell you.

President-Elect D’oh-bama’s Gaffe #1: Sorry, Nancy

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2008 07:30 PM

And so it begins.

Or rather, continues.

President-elect D’oh-bama apologizes (vid here in case you missed it):

More of the incessant symbolism bullshit from teh Obama Campaign

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I believe the idea is to give the impression he’s already on the job. It strikes me as bad advice and an ego that knows no limits

President-Elect Douchebag Mocks Nancy Reagan

OBAMA'S 'CHANGE': BACK TO THE DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON INSIDERS

Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...Now here is the first thing to really *hammer* Obama on, something that he’s doing *right now* — as opposed to all the other things in the past. This is “right now” and it indicates that he’s totally lying about “transparency”...
 
Gag alert:

President-elect Barack Obama's First Press Conference - Complete Video 11/7/08

Obama Mocks Nancy Reagan in 1st Press Conference

It's  classless to mock a frail, elderly woman. (Note he was not kind in his revelation about his own "typical white person" grandmother, either.)

It's even worse to mock the widow of a great former president. Whatever you think of her, she deserves respect.

Especially classless was mocking Nancy Reagan on stage, before hundreds of reporters and television cameras, knowing the "joke" would be heard by millions. This wasn't some private remark that got picked up by a live mike.

What the hell is the “Office of the President-Elect?”

In Fort Worth, Obama's election prompts run on guns and ammunition

Get 'em while you can-- from my files:

Sitting in committee, just waiting for The One:

H.R. 1022: Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007

On Concerns Over Gun Control, Gun Sales Are Up

From "Change.gov", the official transition website. Agenda tab and then select "urban policy" and go down to "Crime Control".

Address Gun Violence in Cities:
As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.

There will be no one left to protect you
Barack Obama wants to institute a Civilian National Security Force, a vast militia not unlike Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a personal army. He knows he would need such a force to protect him and to enforce his will on Americans. Americans will have not seen such arbitrary power used against them since the days of the Civil War when Lincoln put the Constitution in the bottom drawer of his desk and set about arresting anyone who opposed his policies...

VIDEO of Obama calling for a Secret Police Force: CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE??

QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT civilian national security force.

“Just as powerful, just as strong, and just as well funded.” So the astute observer and deep thinker might reflect for a minute and be compelled to pose several questions (although the MSM won’t)...

OBAMA AND HIS SCARY NATIONAL SECURITY VISION - QUICK IMPRESSIONS

Kindly note the quote, from our new First Lady, err, female black Bigot...



Obama's plan to disarm America (video, in his own words)

 

Michelle Malkin: New national anthem: "My president is black"

 

Is Obama "Your President"?

Friday, November 07, 2008 3:01:30 PM · 57 of 180
backhoe to brownsfan
Hmmmm... this one is very difficult. I was in the military, and we were taught we salute the uniform, not the man. So I respect the office, not the man. However, I am adopting a wait and see. If Obama governs as if he cares about America, even if we disagree, I can accept that. If Obama governs as I expect, like a Manchurian candidate who is bent on America’s deconstruction, that is when he will disqualify himself as being my president.

Liberal activists have long legislative wish list

National Organization for Women. "Since 1994, we've been losing over and over on legislation related to equality and fair treatment for women."
 
The gay-rights movement also campaigned vigorously for Obama.
 
NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America want Obama and Congress to move aggressively...
 
An array of other advocacy groups are stepping forward with their priorities for the new Congress.
 
 

Guess Who's Getting the Nuclear Football in January?

BO is doing away with our nukes, the officer assigned to carry the nuclear football will instead be carrying the teleprompter.
 

Angelou: Now I Won't Have To Apologize For My Country When Abroad

Democratic RevolutionWith all that being said, we are looking at potentially 9.2 million fraudulent votes...
This wasn't an election. It was peaceful Socialist revolution. Perhaps we should refer to President Obama as "His Fraudulency". But not too loudly...
- Hugh Farnham

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

Yes we can--draft your @ss

You know, I warn, and I warn, and I warn, and I warn, but nobody listens.

OMG you won't believe what is written on Obama's new website: "America Serves"

Democrats talk of a ‘permanent progressive majority’

Libs Suddenly Find Themselves Defending the Flag It wasn't that long ago that the American Left was burning and crapping on the flag.
Suddenly, all of that has changed.

Rahm Emanuel's Big Plan for America

 From my files- note the date:

Bend over, America:

 
Paid for with 'everybody else's' money...

1,152 posted on Saturday, February 09, 2008
 

Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During Scandal

And folks should be sure to check out this thread....

Obama’s Chief of Staff Pick Took Campaign Contributions from Wall Street

And check out the info at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2127740/posts?page=13#13

I hope someone sends these Emanuel links off to Limbaugh.

 
 

The Coup: a position paper

Cut Obama some slack, wait and listen

President Bush could not even claim his victory for weeks in the 2000 elections because of democRAT attempts to steal the election.

He has been insulted and degraded like no other president in memory.

I, for one, will not cut this poser or his comrades ANY slack...

Obama-Supporting Teacher Bullies Student (video)

 
"White guilt gave us black Jesus"

 

Required re-education: Reagan's 1964 speech to the Republican Convention

I’ve already ordered my ‘Don’t Blame Me I Voted For Ron Paul’ bumper sticker. I’ll probably get a ‘Sarah-cuda’ one as well.

After the appropriate time has passed ( after Duh1 takes office and starts clowning around... ) I'm going to make this:

"Don't blame Me
I voted for Sarah"

Possibilities I'm entertaining in the interim?

"Where's mah Free Gas?"

"I want my mortgage paid!"

The new battle line?

choice versus control.

Photobucket 

Mike Gallagher: Mourning In America

Change... Obama Announces Creation Of His Marxist Youth Corps (Heil Comrade Obama!)

 

Stores say gun-control fears spur firearms sales Well, duh!

I tried for months to wake people up- now, they will get "the kind of government they want, and deserve..."

Of course, we don't deserve it, but when just enough voters have been made stupid by the TV and public "education," what can you expect?

I dug in to the grocery money ( neither of us have a job... ) and renewed my membership in the NRA, GOA, and the Second Amendment Foundation. If we'd had more to spare, I'd have rejoined JPFO and the Second Amendment Sisters, too.

Keep these handy...

Gun Facts v4.2!

Click the pic to go to the Gun Facts v4.2 download page!

-The FIVE-MINUTE HANDBOOK (RKBA)--

Barack Obama: The Kingfish Reborn

Do Unto Obama As Liberals Did Unto Bush

Coal stocks plummet. Average 15%, many over 30% since Tuesday Gee, wonder why?

Kate, this is important and you should listen to it. It's about Obama's cult of personality and it is short.
 
 

From the blogs- and, always, read the Anchoress:

Bush, Obama, & Ghosts of Hate - UPDATED

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Lincoln’s Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.

I would love nothing better than to be able to stop writing about “left” and “right.” I wish we had a better vocabulary to describe our distinctions, because these words are limiting and off-putting. I am determined, with the merciful conclusion of this abusively long election season, to work diligently at spending less time entertaining these distinctions. But for today, I think it is only fair to note a very important and glaring difference between “left and right” - and in so doing - consider how we may, finally, stop needing to indulge in what is tedious.

Victor Davis Hanson
says Let’s not imitate the left in our opposition. I agree.

It has been wonderful - really beyond wonderful - to consider how differently most of the right has reacted to their defeat than the left did in 2000 and 2004. In the two previous elections, the left responded by calling the other half of the country “stupid,” “morons,” and “Nazis” - Jane Smiley called them “unteachably ignorant” - they indulged in high drama, sniffling “apologies” to the globe, and denunciations of their fellow countrymen as “lying between repugnant and reptile in the dictionary.”

And oh, yeah (eyeroll) George W. Bush was not “their” president.

While you’ll see a few disgruntled extremists on the right say foolish, even ignorant things - and many throwing daggers at the sickening double-standards of the press - they’re not indulging in that sort of dehumanizing (and very adolescent) hate of their fellow countrymen or the president-elect. The reports they’re filing read very differently than those following the Bush wins. They read as grown-up, tolerant, open-minded discourses, not tantrums. There is a willingness to be hopeful, even in defeat.

And there is a determined respectfulness being offered to the winners - people who could not manage maturity and respectfulness in their defeat and who, sadly, are not always managing it in their victory, either.

I’m hopeful that the left - if it takes the time to actually condescend to notice how well it is being treated by the vanquished - might consider that self-indulgent defamation is the lesser way; that such a consideration may inspire introspection, and perhaps the smallest bit of regret for some of their appalling excesses toward the right and toward the American President who did not return hate in-kind.

I’m hopeful. I’m an optimist. I KNOW that the folks on the right - for all of their faults, and both sides certainly have faults - want America to be successful and strong and exceptional and free. I’m hopeful that hugely empowered left will discover that - beyond the feel-goodism of “free social programs” which are never free -they actually, really do want all of those things, too. That they’ll look back on the last 8 years and realize, finally, that their enemy was never George W. Bush. Bush, the guy who never dehumanized them, was only trying serve those corny ideals.

And then, miraculously, we may actually have unity.

Some similar thinking from my girl crush, Donna Brazile:

“The one mistake that we continue to make is that we label people. We say you’re conservatives, liberal, progressive, right wing, left wing. I think people just want to spend one day being Americans. They want to come together around a common purpose, common values.”

I wondered the other day if the catharsis of this election might open up “a vein of generosity” (or at least decency) from the left as concerns President Bush. I have not seen it yet, but I’m going to be optimistic and keep looking.

But maybe it’s enough just to see a little appreciation from the right, to start. Like this, for instance:

I link, therefore, I Err has a little mini-round-up of appreciation for George W. Bush. You’ll want to read it all.

From Alppuccino at Protein Wisdom:

At 10:40, President Bush will keep his streak alive by telling everyone how much he loves America. Just as he always has. And he’ll show everyone how much he loves America by preparing Obama as best he can for the next 4 years.

Read it all; it’s doubtful that Obama’s team will come into the White House finding O’s missing from their keyboards, any rude messages greeting them. And that is how it should be in America, a respectful transition.

Michael Gerson:

Many liberals refuse to concede Bush’s humanity, much less his achievements.

But that humanity is precisely what I will remember. I have seen President Bush show more loyalty than he has been given, more generosity than he has received. I have seen his buoyancy under the weight of malice and his forgiveness of faithless friends. Again and again, I have seen the natural tug of his pride swiftly overcome by a deeper decency — a decency that is privately engaging and publicly consequential.

[In 2005]…the White House senior staff overwhelmingly opposed a new initiative to fight malaria in Africa for reasons of cost and ideology…In the crucial policy meeting, one person supported it: the president of the United States, shutting off debate with a moral certitude that others have criticized. I saw how this moral framework led him to an immediate identification with the dying African child, the Chinese dissident, the Sudanese former slave, the Burmese women’s advocate. It is one reason I will never be cynical about government — or about President Bush.

Jeffery Scott Shapiro:

[The treatment of President Bush] from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have…Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Until we fix, within ourselves, our enthrallment with hate for others, simply because they hold differing views, we’ll never pull it together. In 2006 we watched a right-wing blogger be called less than human by a left-wing reader. We’ve seen President Bush being referred to as “the chimp” and “the monkey” by the wits who insisted that ideology trumped having a decent respect for another’s humanity. I wrote about that a little here:

Thus, George W. Bush is “Chimpy McHitler.” Hillary Clinton is “a pig in a pantsuit.” Barack Obama is “O-Bambi.” Cindy McCain, who has exhibited some courage and laudable compassion in her life, is reduced to a “pill-popping beer-frau,” and so forth. From there it is smooth sailing down an ever-descending river of hatred, until we are incapable of seeing anything good in the “other,” both because we have willfully hardened our hearts, and because our hate — especially when it is supported by a group of like minds — feels safe and inviolable.

With that in mind, you’ll want to read this excellent piece over at Conversion Diary, wherein Jenifer ponders pictures from a Nazi-era photo album and wonders, how such common-variety people managed to support and enable such profound evil.

One thing that stands out in all these examples is that the victims of the widespread evil were categorized as something less than human…not only that innocent people were killed or enslaved, but that their humanity was taken away by the societies around them…So here is the advice I would offer to my children, and to my children’s children:

Every decade or so, take a look around the society in which you live, and ask yourself if there is any group of human beings who are seen as something less than human. A big tipoff is if dehumanizing words — terms other than “man,” “woman,” “child,” “baby,” or “person” — are used to describe any category of people.

And if you ever see that going on, you might be in the midst of something gravely evil.

Dehumanizing people begins with baby-steps like name-calling, or the sort of intellectual dishonesty that delights in deliberately twisting the meaning of others in negative and misrepresentative ways. Those are the little gateways to the great evils that come once you’ve managed to thoroughly de-humanize others.

We’ve had 8 years - I’d say 12, really - of people demonizing and dehumanizing others, from both sides, and it is not getting us anyplace good. I believe that the response of most of the right to Obama’s victory is a step toward changing that. But the left has to do their part, too.

Pope Benedict XVI said, “those who hope live differently.” The election of Barack Obama was borne on this word, “Hope.”

If the people who voted for “hope” were sincere, then let them begin, today, to embrace it - and to live differently - without the kneejerk move to hate “the other side.” The right, responding levelly to their defeat, has offered the opening. Will the left take it?

UPDATE: Seems some will. Here is mostly accurate, and apprecited praise from a surprising quarter:

Would America have elected Barack Obama if white Americans had not gotten accustomed to seeing (in succession) two African-American Secretaries of State? I don’t think so. Before Bush, African-Americans were appointed to some good posts but not to our #1 foreign policy job. Two African Americans (one with a pretty odd first name) served as America’s face to the world. That eased Obama’s way. It is not Tiger Woods in whose footsteps Obama is walking — it’s Rice and Powell….Fact is, “W” never gave any evidence of holding racist attitudes…even just the slur the occasionally slips out of the mouth of even our most liberal leaders.

Same with Arabs and Muslims…Bush, after 9/11, never resorted to anti-Arab or Muslim stereotypes. He drew distinctions between terrorists and Arabs…Had he not done these things, Arabs and Muslims might have experienced not just hate crimes but pogroms.

Meanwhile, from Grand Rants:

Here is a man who is regularly compared to Hitler in casual conversation in Leftist circles high and low. His honor has been regularly impugned, his intelligence (or, as the press loves to put it, his “intellectual curiousity”) constantly demeaned, his verbal stumblings consistently mocked, and his accomplishments in office discounted or ignored. He is a man who kept his head down and did his job, despite the slings and arrows hurled at him by fortune made all the more outrageous by nearly the entire Democratic party.

I for one, would like to say thank you to Pres. Bush. For keeping us safe. For watching out for us. For persevering in spite of all the spite. I believe history will ultimately judge you as one of America’s best presidents, and I believe you deserve that judgement.

H/T to Opinionated Catholic, who writes:

The throwing under the bus of the President by even his friends and indeed the base has been shocking to me. Many groups will find out soon enough how they took Bush’s support and advocacy for them for granted, Catholics, especially.

Meanwhile, Jules Crittenden is beginning to enjoy Omerica, Quin Hillyer is saying America is over, kaput, finished, Evan Thomas suddenly finds Obama “slightly creepy” and when you refuse to release medical records, and the press doesn’t care…conjecture begins about your mental health.


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Forty-Fourth President, Twelfth Imam

by Baron Bodissey

O-Man’s Fibonacci spiral haloThe election results were long expected, but now that the day has arrived it’s quite a letdown, anyway. Reading about the joy expressed by Hamas and Syria and Italy and Indonesia… contemplating Obama’s Secretary of State, or (God help us) Defense… Thinking about the USA becoming just like Sweden, only with a real army, and aircraft carriers, and nukes… First Lady Michelle…

It’s all too depressing.

So, as is my habit in such circumstances, instead of writing a post this evening or doing something else useful, I created yet another iconic image of The One. After looking around at some of his existing halos, I decided to make one myself. A man can’t have too many halos, right?

And then I pondered the phenomenon of halos appearing behind the heads of great national leaders, men who are born into modest Muslim circumstances, but in time become presidents of large countries that have nuclear weapons. It made me think of…
- - - - - - - - -
Mad Jad’s HaloMahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ol’ Mad Jad got his halo when he went to visit the UN a couple of years ago. It appeared behind his head while he was speaking. Not only that, his audience was held in such rapt attention by his words that they were unable to blink for thirty minutes. We know all this is true because he told us so.

I wonder how many other resemblances there are between him and Barack Hussein Obama.

Ahmadinejad sees himself as preparing the way for the Twelfth Imam, as a sort of satanic John the Baptist for the man who is prophesied to return and usher in the apocalypse preceding the establishment of the permanent reign of Islam over the entire world.

And Obama’s got a bigger halo.

Does that mean…? Nah — it couldn’t be… But still… It makes me wonder…

What if the One were also the Twelfth?


Note to the literal-minded: this post is for fun, not to be taken seriously. Given the circumstances, it’s the only fun I’m likely to have for quite a while.

Read further...
 

Saul Alinsky Takes the White House My wife just got an e-mail from the head of HR saying that the post-election Obama jokes have to stop, especially if there is any hint that it might be related to racism. No notice before the election. And it was OK to get anti-Bush e-mails for 8 years. Oh yeah, she works for a bank that is hoping for a piece of the bailout action...

FReepers: we need you now more than ever. Don't go!

I’m not leaving as long as the Good Lord’s willing and the Creeks don’t rise.

Have no fear- The One will halt the rising creeks, heal the planet, and make the French love us again ( Oh, gag me! )...

Well, I’m not going anywhere as long as I have a voice.

We may have to go back to Xerox machines and small presses distributing handbills, but I’ll be damned if I let my country slip in to “That Good Night” without a fight.

I’m the one who dubbed Clinton “Little Big Fraud,” so I’ll have to work on something for The One.

We may have to set up a “Free Republic in Exile” like Degaulle did when the Nazis overran France, but we’ll manage.

It does distress me that so many people were suckered by a typical Chicago Machine empty suit, but he had 95% of both the press and entertainment arms of The Media Hive trying to get him elected, and covering up for him, so it’s not surprising.

Carry on.

Some realistic things to expect early in the Obama Administration

I work in Chicago. I deal with a great many attorneys in my job, many of whom are staunch Dims and breathless Obambi supporters; some were even active in his campaign. More than one told me that at or near the top of Obambi’s agenda is a new Hate Crimes bill, with a wide expansion of what will be considered a hate crime

Didn't you notice that Obama is a conservative?  "Obama is, in his own words, something of a Rorschach test. In his latest book, The Audacity of Hope, he writes, 'I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.' "

Being an American is much more than being "cool"

Obama Bought The Presidency

Another Painful Lesson For The GOP

That’s what happens when you run a true left wing liberal against a liberal lite. The real one wins.

Remember, that's my theory why we went down to defeat in 2006...

I said something along the lines of,

"I've read all the theories why we lost so badly, and I still say this: Once elected, the Republicans taxed & spent & regulated like a bunch of Democrats- no wonder the voters decided to try The Real Thing!"

1994 - REPUBLICAN CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

Yup...
 

Here it comes, you bitter clingers:

Obama Victory Means ‘Stronger Support for Sensible Gun Laws’ ...why there is a new army command for domestic unrest...

Obama Pushes Abortion on Day One With Emanuel Pick Pro-Abortion, ANTI-gun zealot. He helped write the first AWB, and is going to help push the 2nd PERMANENT AWB.

Five Years to destabilize a nation. Yuri Bezmenov Explains Soviet Strategy for Subversion

Beware of the "manufactured crisis"

 The parasites are now in full control. The host taxpayer will be expected to work even harder just to stay even. This is a way of breaking the country. The Muslims are dancing in the streets as middle east money just bought the US presidency for a clown without a clue.

Much Of Arab World Rejoices Over Obama Election









Barack Obama, Mr. Hope-n-Change

But just remember- any critique, opposition, or naysaying?



This, is where we are going:



No, I'm not kidding.

I wish I were- the lights are going out, all across America.
 

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do?

The healing begins!

Your sickening unAmerican traitorous, racist, money-grubbing, torturing, hateful ideology got struck a death blow and you and your fellow jackal-blowhards are left writhing on the floor, gasping for breath as the final death tremors subside and your bodies stiffen into rigour mortis.

We heart4848.gif you too!


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Final Thoughts Final Post

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:23:30 PM · 7 of 8
backhoe to Pagan Power
Well, after the 2006 debacle, I wrote this:


Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
( "In the twilight of the gods, the twilight men will appear..."
Otto Basil, circa 1968 )
 
...but until further notice, I am suspending updates specific to this post.
 
I will continue to update this:
 
 
with "everything you need to be aware of."
But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.


Then again, after yesterday there's this:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,

...it's all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...

...maybe...

9,520 posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008


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Figures. Obama Confuses Memorial Day With Veterans Day Again


The American Battle Monuments Commission maintains the U.S. cemetery in Normandy, France. The cemetery is situated on a cliff overlooking the English Channel. The 172-acre cemetery contains the graves of 9,387 U.S. servicemembers, most of whom died on D-Day, June 6, 1944. (Courtesy photo)

Last year Barack Obama made the mistake of recognizing dead veterans in the audience(?) during his Memorial Day speech in Las Cruces, New Mexico:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
Here's the video:

Memorial Day, of course, is a time to commemorate U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. On Veterans Day we salute our military men and women.

Well, he just did it again during his Memorial Day lecture to the country.
The AP reported:

President Barack Obama saluted veterans and urged his countrymen to do the same this Memorial Day weekend, saying the nation has not always paid them proper respect.

In his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama said people can honor veterans by sending a letter or care package to troops overseas, volunteering at health clinics or taking supplies to a homeless veterans center. He said it could also mean something as simple as saying "thank you" to a veteran walking by on the street.

"We have a responsibility to serve all of them as well as they serve all of us," Obama said. "And yet, all too often in recent years and decades, we, as a nation, have failed to live up to that responsibility. We have failed to give them the support they need or pay them the respect they deserve.
Speak for yourself, Barack.
Hat Tip David R. Graham

More... Exceller adds:

He knows the Alinsky playbook forward and backward...
American patriotic holidays and traditions? ...Not so much.
 
 

So, how’s that magic stimulus working out? Unemployment numbers worse than projected:

The actual numbers aren’t just worse than the rosy picture Obama painted for a world after his magical stimulus took effect. They’re worse even than the doomsday scenario he outlined if Congress didn’t pass his stimulus plan.

Live Thread: Obama vs. Cheney

Andrew Weaver . The global cooling fallacy
... the article is just a rehash of all the old arguments against skeptical counter-theories, in the never-ending search to knock out the opposition (something that I can tell you is not going well at all, if anything, the skeptics are gaining ground both inside the science, and in public opinion).
 
More Green Death... The Democrat's new emissions plan will kill more Americans than the Iraq War.

Doug Ross reports on The Smart Car death trap.
 

Saturday Night Cinema
Capra's Why We fight

This will be an annual Atlas memorial classic Frank Capra's Why we Fight. Part I: Prelude to War

This series is the best done historical account of the run up to the second World War. America goes to war. Fighting for America ..... fighting to live free or die.

Why We Fight #1: Prelude to War (1943) Frank Capra

The first part of a series of films produced by the United States War Department during World War II. The series explained the reasons for  all the U.S war effort up to that time. This first part covers the rise of Fascism in Italy, Nazism in Germany, and Militarism in Japan and juxtaposes their political and social systems with that of the U.S. It also portrays the first examples of Japanese aggression in Manchuria and China, as well as the example of Italian aggression in Ethiopia. Supervised and Directed by Frank Capra.


The Nazis Strike Part II
Divide and Conquer Part III
The Battle of Britain Part IV
The Battle of Russia Part V
The Battle of Chinas Part VI
WAR COMES TO AMERICA Part VII


1,001 posted on 05/24/2009 1:16:48 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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RADICALS IN OUR PRISONS: HOW TO STOP THE MUSLIM EXTREMISTS RECRUITING INMATES TO TERRORISM

The Radicals Among Us

 

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The Wishful Thinking of Greenie Dreams

MADNESS OF CAP-AND-TRADE: PRICEY FOR CONSUMERS -- AND RIPE FOR ECONOMIC CORRUPTION

"You know your country has gone crazy when it demands the buying and selling of air."

Hate Crimes and the Sedition Act of 2009

HR 1913, The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and its companion bill S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act threaten us with targeted censorship, attacks on religious freedom, and outrageous protections for pedophilia and other deviant behavior. Even prominent gay activists like Andrew Sullivan say that this legislation is unnecessary and dishonest. But if these arguments aren't enough to cause you to grab a pitchfork and march on Washington (or at least call your Senators), then perhaps you need a bigger perspective about what's really at stake.
 
Never
 
Forget!
 
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At ten-thirty Monday morning our quiet little town honors her war dead. I and my wife will attend, seeing old friends, sharing thoughts, feelings and memories with others of a similar mind set. So many flags, so many graves, so many reasons……and all for us. I wrote this once, some have seen it. I share it again…..

I sit subdued…hello folks;
Emotionally such as a wrung out dish rag, I sit subdued.
I would like to share this with you……
As I prepared to dress for the Memorial…..pondering, what to wear?
After all, this is a Baptist church.
I chose a striped red and white shirt, along with new blue jeans.
And my blue ball cap….
On the way out, remembering, grabbing the colors, flying them in front of my home.
Departing, loping along towards our destination some half mile distant.
Turning left, noting the full dress veterans standing by the entrance, this American man and his American wife parked their American truck in front of an American church.
I heard a voice, “Hey! I was hoping you would come!”
Turning, recognizing one of these men, the old Marine I spoke with just last week, donating five bucks for disabled vets, acknowledging my respect for the Corps.
Smiling, he took my hand…”Thank you for coming! Step inside, it’s all in there.”
That proved to be an understatement, but I knew I belonged.
Removing my hat, stuffing it in a back pocket, stepping forward inside the church.
What a pretty place, tasteful, yet not ostentatious at all. Very quiet and dignified.
The wife and I took a pew in the back, immediately in front of the honor guard.
Quietly, we waited, soaking up the ambiance, admiring the artwork.
Then I picked up a program, Old Glory covering the front.
To open it…….
Suddenly the cadence of drumbeats, slowly the honor guard from Dos Palos High School marched down the aisle, saluting the Veterans of Foreign Wars seated behind us, pausing in front of the flags up front, finally taking their own seats.
The Pastor, an older, dignified gentleman, approached the podium, the congregation silent.
Smiling “I’m glad you all came. Seems we have a full house. Would you all stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance?”
As a unit, we stood, placing my hand over my heart……one voice, from one people..
“I pledge allegiance, to the flag,
Of the United States of America.
And to the republic, for which it stands;
One nation, under God,
Indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.”
The Pastor again, “Please remain standing, join me in the first stanza of our National Anthem.
We did.
Again, one voice from one people….slowly the last words fading to silence.
“Please be seated.”
Suddenly kids, lots of kids, aged from about eight to twelve, helter-skelter, seeking to form a single rank at the front of the church.
“The children of Emmanuel will now share, This is my country.”
I looked at these kids, black, white, brown, red and Asian.
American kids……
One child opened, voice quavering…..a second took over, performing her piece, a third……then all at once….the chorus.
“Thiiiiiiis….iiiiiiis…..myyyyyyy.. country, laaaaand of my own….”
Spontaneous, thunderous applause broke out.
My eyes filled with tears.
I’m a total wuss about these things.
The wife smiled. She once told me everybody needs a soft spot, noting how I was harder than flint when angered, precisely focused on a target, calmly filled with an imperative, never deviating or relenting.
But she is right, we all need one……
There is indeed hope….in a humble house of God.
Every child played a part, sang their piece, and all shared the chorus three times, voices loud, proud and strong……
I wiped my eyes with my hat.
Again, rousing applause, one woman standing, followed by a man, and yet another, ’till all of us stood clapping and cheering on these kids.
Calm reigned. The Pastor again…
“I would like to welcome our state assembly woman Barbara Matthews, she has some words for us. Barbara….”
She spoke of sacrifice and pain, despair and joy, sorrow and sadness.
She spoke of the officiation of a funeral of a young vet killed in Iraq, a citizen of her district.
“I never want to do that again…….the faces of his friends and family.”
“But I will if called upon.”
“As did they.”
She then thanked us and took her seat.
The Pastor rose, “Would you now join me in singing, My country, ’tis of thee…”
Somehow…… powerful and poignant at this time.
Again……one people, one voice.
After all, it is ouuuuurrrrrr country…..
Another man took the podium, introducing himself as an educational administrator here in Dog Patch. He began……
“There is another group of people seldom mentioned or remembered. They served their country, returning home to a life of toil and labor, all quite often because they had not completed their education, deferring it to serve their country. Somehow, in all the rush, a job was found, a family started, the education forgotten.”
Continuing…..
“We have a program here in this school district to help these men. I have here two high school diplomas earned by two individuals sitting in this church….I would like to take this moment to present them now…..”
“Would Mr. Garcia, A Vietnam vet, please step forward?”
A man a little older than I slowly stood, tentatively stepping to the aisle, then stepping forward……”
“By the power vested in me by the State of California I now present to you your diploma as a graduate of Dos Palos High School.”
Ringing applause filled the church…….. but you could have heard a pin drop thirty seconds later….
A brief introduction from the administrator, “The next graduate went to war in World War Two, leaving high school in his senior year to serve his country and protect his family. Upon his return he fathered a family and has toiled in the fields for the rest of his working life.”
“Mr. Ramirez? Would you please….?”
Like I say……a pin.
A very old man, very old, struggled to his feet two pews in front of us. Hand on a rail, he was handed a set of walking crutches, the kind with a horizontal grip for your hand, wrap around your wrist with one pole extending to the floor.
Trembling, one pole to the aisle, a foot gently extended……pausing, the other brace extended, trembling with the effort, sliding the other foot, standing in the aisle.
Oh my Gawd! I don’t believe this! Dammit! Where’s my hat?
A journey of perhaps twenty feet……and sixty years.
Shaking, pausing, one small step at a time, an endless trek for a seemingly redundant goal……….but I found myself admiring and loving this man.
“Mr. Ramirez, by the power vested in me……..”
We afforded him the dignity of silence as he returned to his seat, diploma tightly clenched in his left hand.
The Pastor, wiping his eyes, “Would you all now join me in America the beautiful, first and last stanza?”
Somehow she never seemed more beautiful than she did right then.
We put our hearts and lungs into this one.
“Now it is time to ask of those with loved ones serving to please let us know who you are.”
We sat silent as a large box of big candles was opened.
The woman doing needlepoint down the pew from us….
“I have two grandsons serving in Iraq, one on the front lines, the other right behind him.”
“My daughter just graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force base.”
The list was long, far too long.
Finally, the box, empty, having served it purpose, was set aside.
“And finally, we have remembered those serving, those forgotten and those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Yet one group remains…….”
“Would any honorably discharged veterans having served in the armed forces please stand up?”
Oh noooooooo! I didn’t come here for this!
The Other Half looked at me.
I stood up.
Along with about ten other guys.
We were applauded.
I sat down, shaken.
Another pastor took the podium…
“The price of freedom?”
“In a word, costly.”
He then listed numbers, big numbers.
People dead.
And wounded or crippled.
Civilians killed, caught in the cross fire.
“Millions of dead, trillions of dollars……….in a word, costly.”
“We are now involved in a conflict where our very faith and values are under assault, from enemies both without and within. There are those caring little or nothing for our values or our faith, preferring instead to attack us. There are those seeking to simply ignore all going on and get on with their lives. There are those that hate God, using support for our enemies as a method of attacking us. There remain also those claiming our beliefs and values yet not implementing them in their daily lives.”
Oh yeah, the part time Christians. Use it enough to ease their conscience, but never enough to guide their lives……ohhhhh yeah!
I did feel anger then, a quiet, firm resolve. I viewed the message of love and brotherhood here, contrasting that to the rude cacophony of our detractors, their words hollow, humanistic and barren. In truth meriting little but pity.
The voice in my mind….They will not prevail, Kent, not in the long haul. No…
I listened. The message of belief and faith, dignity and calm. I needed to hear that too.
But his point was made……
And well taken.
A group, a choir formed in front of us…..
The Battle hymn of the Republic…..one of my favorites.
The Pastor again, “It is time, please remain seated for the offering, then wait for the color guard to exit, followed by the salute and Taps.
I coughed up a fiver…..
Then stood silently at parade rest as the colors departed, followed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Standing quietly, hearing the words…..
“Preeeeesent harms!”
“Shouldeeeeerr harms!”
Suddenly the silence shattered by seven M1 Garands thundering out their message, not one of anger and defiance, but rather of respect, salutation and gratitude.
Three times…….
Thanks, Dad.
Thanks, Josh….
And God knows how many others…..
The quiet, somber tones of Taps crept into the church, silencing us, heads bowed, thoughts our own…..
Then we realized it was over….
Or in truth has it only begun?????
I still sit here quiet…and subdued.
I’m glad I went.
I will do so again next year.
I will do so tomorrow at eleven at the cemetery…..
This is ouuuurrrr country!
I will do everything in my power to defend her, and my Christian heritage.
I remember the words so well….I do solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help me God.
She means so much more to me now than when I was young…….
You know, it really got to me writing this, but I had to share it with somebody.
Thanks.
Sincerely,
Kent


1,002 posted on 05/24/2009 6:16:17 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Sen. Barrasso Blasts Dems Destructive Energy Plan In GOP Weekly Address

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) honored those who gave their lives for this great nation in the GOP Weekly Address.
He also blasted Democrats for their destructive energy plans that will decimate the US economy and cost US families $700 to $1400 each year:
The Democratic plan for America' energy future relies on wind and solar- two sources that currently supply 1% of our energy needs. The Dems plan ignores or punishes oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy- the main US sources of energy. Barack Obama even admitted last year that the Democratic plan of a cap and trade passed this week through the House Energy and Commerce Committee would necessarily cause electricity rates to skyrocket. Obama also admitted the energy companies will pass that cost onto consumers.

And, now that oil is starting to climb back to $75 per barrel what is the Democratic plan? Wind.

Senator Barrasso responded.
The Billings Gazette reported:

In the party's weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, the Republican from the nation's leading coal-producing state said that the GOP supports a more comprehensive energy plan that would increase funding for energy research, develop U.S. oil and gas resources and promote clean coal and nuclear power.

"Democrats have focused solely on what they call green jobs. Those are jobs from alternative energy. I support green jobs, but why discriminate?" Barrasso said. "American energy means American jobs, which is why I support red-white-and-blue jobs."

He said renewable energy such as wind and solar power is important, noting that Wyoming has world-class wind resources. But Barrasso said wind and solar only account for about 1 percent of U.S. electricity, far less than what is needed to meet the nation's energy needs.

Wyoming is the nation's leader in coal production, and coal mining contributes hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue each year to the state.

Barrasso also said Democrats were misguided by ruling out drilling for oil in places such as the Outer Continental Shelf and Alaska.

"There's enough oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West alone to power America for the next hundred years," he said. "As a nation, we need to be more energy independent. It is a matter of energy security, as well as national security."
Jules Crittenden has more on the Dem's latest plan to ruin the economy:

Fascinating “Washington Memo” by NYT’s Helene Cooper slams Obama’s growing use of bogus strawmen, when he goes after people who want to “do nothing,” about economic woes, health care, climate change. (I’d like to raise my straw hand on the climate change one. Do nothing, please. That global case of Von Munchausen Syndrome needs a psychiatrist, not a doctor, because the quack cures now being forced down our throats are a waste of time and money in dire economic times, at best, and in fact a destructive, border-line totalitarian exercise in ideological agenda-pushing based on flawed if not coercively skewed science. I hope that takes some of the straw out of Obama’s argument, Helene.)

How To Become an Accidental Conservative

EDITORIAL: Uncertain climate (Throwing cold water on The Post's warming story)

Liberals Frustrated Over Losses on Guantanamo, Gun Control

Depussification Regimen [Dan Collins]

Via Power and Control comes a link to Doug Giles’s review of The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide: Recovering the Lost Art of Manhood.

As most of my regular readers know, one of my favorite whipping posts is the metrosexual male imago the man-haters are successfully saddling our sons with. This Puss-in-Boots culture detests men who would be men. That’s why parents and grandparents who loathe what the media and various institutions are trying to do to our boys need Miniter’s new book more than Pelosi needs Jesus and a straight jacket. Frank has penned a manifesto for manhood, a veritable tour de force for testosterone that decisively rebels against the gush of this sassy society.

Mail a copy to your GOP betters today.

Yeah, I fully expect for visitors to come by and say that what Miniter’s peddling is in fact the false imago of discredited manhood that Bush used to lie us into war . . . blah blah blah. My rejoinder is simple: fuck off. When Perez Hilton and company can accuse Carrie Prejean of being an inauthentic woman because she’s not for teh gay marriage and has had a *gathp* boob job, all I can say is that I wouldn’t boink Janeane Garofalo with Olby’s tiny unit. SIR. Charles Krauthammer lacks perspective because he’s confined to a wheelchair? He’s ten times the man Joe Klein will ever be.

Also, Dick Cheney is so awesome, he fell asleep while being waterboarded.

Happyfeet makes the point that manhood is best understood in the context of fatherhood, and maybe he’s right. But there are men–like some priests I know–who are men without the context of fatherhood, and there are also biological success stories in the regime of the social welfare state.


1,003 posted on 05/24/2009 1:31:38 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Team Netanyahu tells Bambi to "buzz off"

KLEIN: Always on the air (President Hussein)

Secret Service Report Says Agency Can Not Adequately Protect Obama
 
Gettin’ In Their Kitchen
 
bonz - 24 May 2009 06:09 PM

I wrote the same thing in the comments at the Times or the Daily Mail (forgot which). They actually printed it which surprised me.Democrats have to transition from the childish promises made during the campaign to an adult running the country. Clinton was the same. All we see here is Cheney the parent lecturing Obama the child

Yep, and all the child can do is come back with smart-ass comments and more campaign type speeches. I’m half expecting him to say “I hate you! I can’t wait to be on my own”. But he is on his own, and I agree with John florida, B-HO is hearing footsteps everywhere he goes. It’ll work on him until he does something so childish even most of the left will see the light.

Fjordman: Why Muslims Like Hitler, but Not Mozart

by Baron Bodissey

Fjordman’s latest essay, “Why Muslims Like Hitler, but Not Mozart”, has been published at the Brussels Journal. Some excerpts are below:

I have had some interesting discussions with my good friend Ohmyrus, who is an ethnic Chinese man but appreciates some aspects of Western civilization that many Westerners themselves appear to have forgotten, or rejected. He is not unique in this regard. One of the best books about European culture published in recent years is Defending the West, written by the former Muslim Ibn Warraq who was born in the Indian subcontinent, not in the Western world. Essentially, according to modern Multiculturalism, every culture has the right to exist — except the Western one. The Iranian-born ex-Muslim Ali Sina denounces Multiculturalism for precisely this reason in his book Understanding Muhammad, which I have reviewed online:

“If any culture needs to be preserved, it is the Western, Helleno-Christian culture. It is this culture that is facing extinction. It is to this culture alone that we owe the Enlightenment, Renaissance, and democracy. These are the foundations of our modern world. It would be a terrible mistake not to preserve this culture. If we do nothing, we face a future where democracy and tolerance will fade and Islam’s more primitive instincts will subjugate humanity. All cultures are not made equal … We owe our freedom and modern civilization to Western culture. It is this culture that is now under attack and needs protection.”
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As a native European, it is strange to notice how many (non-Muslim) Asians apparently appreciate my civilization more these days than so-called intellectuals in my own country do. It is challenging to explain how the West could make so many advances in the past and yet be as stupid as it currently is. The question of what went wrong with the West is far more interesting than what went wrong with the Islamic world. The best answer I can come up with is that maybe our current flaws are related to our past virtues, at least indirectly. For instance, being stubborn can be a strength or a weakness, depending upon the situation. The West is a non-traditionalist civilization. We have unquestionably made advances that no other civilization has done before us, despite what some critics claim, but perhaps the price we pay for this is that we also make mistakes that nobody has done before us. Organized science is a Western invention. Organized national suicide, too, is a Western invention. The Western university system once represented a great comparative advantage for Europe vis-à-vis other civilizations. Today that same system is undermining the very civilization that gave birth to it.

Read the rest at the Brussels Journal.

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Islamic Jihad in the Bronx

In response to a gruesome series of Islamic-Palestinian synagogue bombings in Europe, police officers guarded Europe’s synagogues and Jewish Centers. Now, synagogues all over New York City, tend to have barricades or some kind of police presence outside. We are now all Israelis: Not just the Jews, but the world’s civilians.

And thus, four African-American converts to Islam, all of whom converted to Islam in prison, have been arrested by the FBI just as they attempted to bomb two Riverdale synagogues, (the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple), in the Bronx and a New York National Guard air base in Newburgh, New York where they lived and attended a mosque.

Why do I begin by clearly stating the race and religion of the terrorists? Because the liberal mainstream media refuses to do so, or buries such facts on its back pages.

h/t Frank

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"There are going to be a hell of a lot of lefties in the future wishing that they never jumped on the "ban guns" train."

"Consensual" parenting, where toddlers and adolescents have the same powers as mom and dad

another Me generation, x 10.
 

The WSJ describes how a doctoral student, working on his own time, put together a dossier on North Korea better than anything in open source, and possibly, better than many classified studies. Curtis Melvin did it by creating a “go to place” for intelligence fusion on North Korea and carefully piecing the puzzle together.

Mr. Melvin is at the center of a dozen or so citizen snoops who have spent the past two years filling in the blanks on the map of one of the world’s most secretive countries. Seeking clues in photos, news reports and eyewitness accounts, they affix labels to North Korean structures and landscapes captured by Google Earth, an online service that stitches satellite pictures into a virtual globe. The result is an annotated North Korea of rocket-launch sites, prison camps and elite palaces on white-sand beaches. … An economist who studies developing countries and has traveled from Turkmenistan to Zimbabwe, Mr. Melvin started his project in early 2007 to designate places he visited on two group tours to North Korea earlier this decade. He shared it on several North Korea-related Web sites. …

People soon started sending him locations they knew, from tourist sites to airfields tucked into valleys near South Korea. Mr. Melvin says that sadness for North Koreans’ plight, and the fascination of discovery, motivated him to continue.

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3. mac:

The system is changing even as I write this. Starting in the 80’s, I realized that the NYT of my youth was not to be accepted as gospel. That feeling has progressed to the point where I don’t trust them any more than Kim Jong Il’s press flacks. If something I might buy would benefit them, I refuse to purchase it. Using facts, I denigrate them at every opportunity to anyone who doesn’t understand what they’ve done to truth in America. I’m proud to think I’ve played a small part in bringing those lying, America-hating criminals down, and I’ll be a happy man when I see them go bankrupt.

I’m doing the same thing with Obama and I’m seeing that people are beginning to realize what an existential threat he and his accomplices are. It’s amazing what happens when you start telling people that the government in power is ruining the currency–and back it up with facts. That CBO chart of the pending red ink just scares the Hell out of them. That picture truly is worth more than a thousand words.

I’m thinking that by the time this clown leaves office he’ll make Jimmy Carter’s popularity records look high by comparison. The real question is what we’ll have left to work with after he’s done. We’ve got a lot of problems ahead of us as a nation and nothing Obama has done will do anything but make them worse and harder to fix.

Propaganda, free speech and the slime attack

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LIMITED GOVERNMENT?

"Inside 9-11" on National Geographic Channel

National Geographic is airing "Inside 9-11" tonight:

"Inside 9/11" takes viewers into the last moments of those who died and the thousands of others who survived.

Watching this you just can't help but think about America on 9-11 and America on 9-12. It was a day that changed everything. What a powerful production.

Thank God we had leadership at that time who understood this threat. And, with the juveniles in charge today, God help this country in the days ahead.

Reports: North Korea says it conducted 2nd nuke test; Obama: “Matter of grave concern”

May 24, 2009 11:40 PM by Michelle Malkin26 Comments

 
"Does Anyone here think they would have done this if Dubya and Cheney were still in office?"
 
"I wonder which of our enemies will take out a U.S. city first - N Korea, Iran, or a terrorist who snuck in from Mexico. In any event, it’ll be Boosh’s fault."
 
 
Why Jeff Can’t Give Up [Dan Collins]

HR 1913, The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and its companion bill S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act threaten us with targeted censorship, attacks on religious freedom, and outrageous protections for pedophilia and other deviant behavior. Even prominent gay activists like Andrew Sullivan say that this legislation is unnecessary and dishonest. But if these arguments aren’t enough to cause you to grab a pitchfork and march on Washington (or at least call your Senators), then perhaps you need a bigger perspective about what’s really at stake.

As a reminder, the bill has been passed in the House, and is now in process in the Senate. The legislation contains provisions that will increase the penalties for acts committed against certain protected groups, punishing motives as well as acts, and giving special legal stature to homosexuals and those with sexually-related “disabilities”. The language of the bill arguably undermines Fourteenth Amendment “equal protection of the law,” making some groups more equal than others. Pedophiles are elevated to a protected class, but a mother who slaps a child rapist can go to jail for a hate crime. Rep. Alcee Hastings was even so brazen as to align the purpose of the bill with acts of sexual deviancy, saying that it is time to protect “‘philias and fetishes.’”

At the same time, amendments that would have protected faith-based groups from antagonistic prosecution were voted down. This has caused many advocates of religious expression to fear this legislation, drawing on examples of hate crimes laws in Britain and Canada where pastors and other persons of faith have been arrested for religious speech in public places.

These are all good reasons to oppose this bill.

But S. 909 must be stopped for reasons that go far beyond the issues attached to this particular legislation. This proposed law will set a precedent that can be broadened to encompass potentially any idea, belief, or viewpoint. Today hate, tomorrow fill in the blank.

And a refresher course on the mood after 9-11.


1,004 posted on 05/25/2009 12:38:58 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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“I’d hate to see a black guy not get full justice because his lesbian Puerto Rican assailant had more victim points.”

ROTFLMAO

yep, after OholyO’s great Change has ripped most jobs away the victim card is gonna be totally worthless...

/sigh-might cry /don’t know whether to laugh... /oh hell... /wrist


1,005 posted on 05/25/2009 12:49:22 AM PDT by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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ROTFLMAO yep, after OholyO’s great Change has ripped most jobs away the victim card is gonna be totally worthless... /sigh-might cry /don’t know whether to laugh... /oh hell... /wrist

If it weren't for a sense of ironic humor, I'd go stark starin' Loco... our government is being run by Lunatics in $3,000 suits...

1,006 posted on 05/25/2009 12:53:45 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Why Obama owes Bush an apology

Obama's strawmen finally noticed by the press

Here's something that's not a "strawman"...

ACORN Involved in Census, Has Plans for Gerrymandering

Little Rock + ACORN;

http://community.gadsdentimes.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/3291074365/m/1451009878

Wrong on So Many Other Things, Obama’s Green Vision is Also Just a Fantasy!

"I was reading the comments on JAX.COM about this article and the Obama defenders think they now own the future. Because these fools think “hope and change” can rewrite the laws of physics and economics they think Obama’s green plan is going to work to their advantage. Little do they even suspect that his “plan” will drive the United States into depression and chaos. How’s the hope and change going to work out for all of us?"
 

Our Opinion: Perdue president of Georgia?

Sounds OK to this Cracker...

Empty shelves, missing boxes (0bama stimulating the gun and ammo. business)

Yo, California! How's liberalism working out for ya?

Gotta love the "tolerant & inclusive..."

Prop 8 D-Day events planned in 90 cities (Gaystapo threaten to shut CA down with protests)

Meanwhile, in the real world where "death is so permanent"--

N. Korea couples nuclear blast with missile launch: source

North Korea Tests Nuke…Don’t They Know Obama Is The President Now?

President Above-It-All

Obama Funny Money

FOX News Eric Shawn Bows to his Saudi Master~Video

Hey, the Prez set the example...

How A “Dead” Conservative Movement is Beating the Democrats

There are three legs of the conservative stool: foreign policy, social issues, and economic issues.

Foreign policy is over. Bush’s anti-terrorism will be practiced by future administrations.

Social issues are over. When given a chance to vote, people vote against gay marriage and all. More and more people are not for abortion. Much of this is due to the increase of hispanics which do not agree at all with the New England attitude for social issues.

Economic issues is where the debate is. However, this is a temporary one. Social Security and Medicare *will* crash. California state is already crashing. Government will not be seen as the answer. Young people know that starting your own business online is a good idea. There is intense interest among the young about financial education. Why? Because they never received it in school.

For more evidence, note how Democrats keep looking backwards, never forward. Obama wants to be FDR, not Obama. Stale Industrial Age rhetoric is overflowing. This rhetoric is on its last legs. We are in the Silicon Age, not the Industrial Age.

The Blue states are in decline. The red states, especially the south, are booming.

The ideology holed up in New England dies. Federalist Party, died. Whigs, died. Free Soil, Free Men, died. McKinley coalition, died. Rockefeller Republicans, died. Liberals being up there is not a good sign for them.

One political party believes in abortion and mass contraception. The other does not believe in abortion and is more favorable to having children. The demographics will not go the liberals’ way. Even hispanics, who might only disagree with the economic leg of the conservative stool, live and act more like conservatives. Hispanics overwhelmingly supported Bush when he ran for Texas governor. They also vote against gay marriage.

The future is, indeed, quite bright.

20 posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 2:14:12 AM by Aquabird
 
Never
Ever
Forget:

Ernie Pyle and the death of Captain Waskow

"Then a soldier came and stood beside the officer, and bent over, and he too spoke to his dead captain, not in a whisper but awfully tenderly, and he said:

"I sure am sorry, sir."

Then the first man squatted down, and he reached down and took the dead hand, and he sat there for a full five minutes, holding the dead hand in his own and looking intently into the dead face, and he never uttered a sound all the time he sat there.

And finally he put the hand down, and then reached up and gently straightened the points of the captain’s shirt collar, and then he sort of rearranged the tattered edges of his uniform around the wound. And then he got up and walked away down the road in the moonlight, all alone. "

NEW YORK (AP) - The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep.

But he is not asleep; he is dead. And this is not just another fallen GI; it is Ernie Pyle, the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II.

As far as can be determined, the photograph has never been published. Sixty-three years after Pyle was killed by the Japanese, it has surfaced—surprising historians, reminding a forgetful world of a humble correspondent who artfully and ardently told the story of a war from the foxholes.

Read more...


1,007 posted on 05/25/2009 1:46:18 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Obama's Quiet Gay Rights Revolution
 
While in the real world...
http://ace.mu.nu/

North Korea Claims To Have Conducted A Nuclear Test. And More? Report N. Korea Also Launched A Short Range Missile

—DrewM.

Awesome.

The country's official Korean Central News Agency reported that the test was carried out Monday.

Lee Dong-kwan, a spokesman for the South Korean president, says that a nuclear test may have been carried out in the North.

Seismologists from the U.S., South Korea and Japan reported earthquakes in an northeastern area, where North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2006.

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake was registered in northeastern North Korea at 9:54 a.m. (0054 GMT), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

And then this...

Just hours later, North Korea appears to have test-fired a short-range missile, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Pyongyang has so far not commented on Yonhap's report.


Slow Joe Biden may have underestimated the number of people lining up to test Obama.

More: Just for fun, I checked to see if N. Korea was part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. They were, until they go caught in 2003 and then they bailed out. It's almost like treaties don't, you know, stop countries from doing whatever they want.

BTW, what did the N. Koreans say back in the day?

The official Korean Central News Agency said that, although Pyongyang was pulling out of the NPT, it had no intention of producing nuclear weapons.

"Our nuclear activities at this stage will be confined only to peaceful purposes such as the production of electricity," Friday's statement said.

Just like the Iranians, sans the Jew baiting of course.

Tomorrow's Conventional Wisdom Today...This failure of diplomacy clearly shows the need for more diplomacy. The Six Party Talks have done nothing to stop N. Korea's nuclear program. Obviously this demonstrates the importance of redoubling efforts to conduct more Six Party Talks.

Just remember...missile defense remains unproven. However, when it comes to diplomacy, especially 'smart' and 'tough' diplomacy, everyday is a new day.

Ah, the building CW (at least according to CNNI reporters and analysts)... North Korea only reacts to carrots, not sticks, so start handing out the carrots! Again, this unfortunately runs afoul of all experience.

Hey, guess who published a piece called "Get Ready for Another North Korean Nuke Test" just 5 days ago? John "The Mustache" Bolton, that's who.

If the next nuclear explosion doesn't derail the six-party talks, Kim will rightly conclude that he faces no real danger of ever having to dismantle his weapons program. North Korea is a mysterious place, but there is no mystery about its foreign-policy tactics: They work. The real mystery is why our administrations -- Republican and Democratic -- haven't learned that their quasi-religious faith in the six-party talks is misplaced.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently rejected "linkage" in Russia policy as "old thinking." Disagreement in one area, she argued, shouldn't prevent working on "something else that is of overwhelming importance." Whatever the merits of linkage vis-à-vis Russia, de-linking a second North Korean nuclear test from the six-party talks simply hands Pyongyang permission to proceed.

Even worse, Iran and other aspiring nuclear proliferators will draw precisely the same conclusion: Negotiations like the six-party talks are a charade and reflect a continuing collapse of American resolve. U.S. acquiescence in a second North Korean nuclear test will likely mean that Tehran will adopt Pyongyang's successful strategy.

So, we've got that to look forward to.

Posted by DrewM. at 10:39 PM New Comments Thingy
 
"I want to say something snarky and funneh, but I'm too busy digging my fallout shelter."
 
"Oh yaaaaaay!  It's so fun fun fun living in interesting times."
 
"Has it been six months yet ? This gonna be funny watching the idiot man child squirm if it really was a nuclear test. "
 
"Is it me, or has the world gone apesh*t crazy since the Party of the Save Mother Gaia Talking Solves Everything Evil Doesn't Exist came into power? I mean, sure Bush had some weird *ss stuff going on in the latter part of this term, but now it's like we've now fallen into super bizarro world.
Thanks 52%."
 
It's kind of funny it's almost 2 AM when this went off.  Maybe Obama got that 2 AM phone call for the first time in his life now.

1,008 posted on 05/25/2009 2:20:09 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Swordless Sailors (Uh-bama Cowardice Alert)

When Clinton the Draft Dodger visited our troops in Bosnia in 1993, the order was given to confiscate bolt carrier groups from all the M-16s, rendering them useless but giving the impression that Ol’ Horndog did not fear his own soldiers.

And now Snowbama is afraid of umbrellas?

Pictured with his after the news conference cigarette and his “chill out baby” look

 
 cravenrat
 

The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage It isn't going to work.

Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans

Congress joins states in making parks safe for gun carry

VIDEO: As North Korea Goes Nuclear, this Obama Speech Only Emboldens Our Enemies...

 
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Free boob jobs offered to nurses at Prague clinic

Rubber Jugs Alert...

1,009 posted on 05/25/2009 9:04:52 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/026272.php
(WABC-TV)

May 25, 2009
“New York City: Bomb goes off outside Starbucks”

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http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/197728.php

May 25, 2009
(Via ABC7NY)
“Bomb Goes Off Outside NYC Starbucks”

#

Blog:

http://terrorwonk.blogspot.com/2009/05/coffee-counter-insurgency-analyzing.html

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
“Coffee & Counter-Insurgency: Analyzing the anti-Starbucks Jihad”
by Aaron Mannes

#

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU0e6nEA9mI
“Starbucks and Persian Jewish Queen !! From MEMRI”
(Added April 24, 2009)

#

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024454.php
(TELEGRAPH.co.uk, May 17, 2009)

January 18, 2009
“London: Jihad declared against Starbucks?”

#

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024448.php
(ITV.com)

January 17, 2009
“London: 120-200 “youth” raid and loot Starbucks during “Israel protest””

53 posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 3:28:16 PM by Cindy
 

Because Sean Hannity Would Herd Jews Into Railcars If Given The Chance

Please note:

An Islamic thug screaming "death to Jews" in the streets of Sweden is a "youth" or an "activist".

An Islamic thug screaming "death to Jews" from a podium at the United Nations is a "conservative".

Thus concludes your Media Terminology Update for today.

(second link fixed - sorry!)


Posted by Kate at 10:32 AM| Comments (12)
 

"The links between Pyongyang and Tehran are strong."

And if these two don't cut it out, President Obama might just threaten to extend that deadline by another six months.

Related: If Barack Obama was running a serious administration, this guy would be in charge of the State Department. And - "Will the left apologize?"


Posted by Kate at 9:41 AM| Comments (28)
 

VOA reports that North Korea has claimed a new nuclear weapons test.

North Korea says it has successfully conducted an underground nuclear test, defying international warnings and raising concerns over its nuclear weapons program. Pyongyang said Monday’s test was more powerful than the country’s first test two-and-a-half years ago. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency also reports that North Korea test-fired a short-range missile just hours after the nuclear test.

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"...the last 40 years our government is assuming more childish and irrational ideas and policies. There are some moments of rationality like Reagan and Bush 2 but those Presidents are so overwhelmed with a few initiatives that they are unable to roll back the liberal indoctrination in our programs and education systems. Reagan had the economy, stagflation, which he solved, but it took time and the steps to kill the USSR, Star Wars and fight back on the small wars. Central America and East Europe.

Now the loony left got their guy and he is a Marxist and running roughshod over the structure of our economy and government. He is clueless and a poor planner for long-term strategy for a country that he is torn between urges to tear down or build up.

So he is incapable of protecting or pushing our foreign power and dominance. Israel knows that and Australia and Japan is figuring it out...If I were the leader of Israel I would be upgrading my nuclear capability. Same with Japan and Australia. Now we know why everybody is buying guns and ammo. Same instinct."

No fear any more

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to have rejected Washington’s offer of direct talks as well as the “freeze-for-freeze” proposals put forward by the International Community aimed at getting Iran to stop developing nuclear weapons. “The nuclear issue is a finished issue for us,” Ahmadinejad was quoted by the Washington Post as saying, adding he had his own ideas about how to proceed. He challenged Obama to a debate in the United Nations. The Obama administration had offered to hold direct talks with Teheran and Western diplomats offered

a so-called “freeze-for-freeze” proposal first put forward last year under which Iran would freeze expansion of its nuclear program in return for the U.N. Security Council halting further sanctions against Tehran. … Western diplomats say the proposal remains on the table. Ahmadinejad last month said Iran had prepared its own package of proposals to end the stalemate. … Asked about North Korea’s nuclear test on Monday, Ahmadinejad said: “In principle we oppose the production, expansion and the use of weapons of mass destruction.” He said Iran had no missile or nuclear cooperation with North Korea.

In other developments, the Israeli Defense Minister was heading to Washington to discuss “Iran’s nuclear ambitions”.

The defence minister was also planning to meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama’s National Security Adviser James Jones and special Middle East envoy George Mitchell, the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Barak’s visit comes on the heels of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s White House meeting with President Barack Obama last week, which revealed discord between the two close allies on the stagnant Middle East peace process.

However, Obama eased Israeli concerns over his efforts to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear programme in direct negotiations, with the president saying the success of the dialogue would be assessed by the year’s end.

“This dialogue ought to be short and should have milestones to check whether it is serious or not,” Barak told army radio. “I believe the chances that talks will halt Iran’s nuclear programme are very low.”

The former chief of staff reiterated that the Jewish state would not rule out military action against nuclear sites in the Islamic republic.

Saul Alinsky taught his disciples that authority figures could survive anything except public ridicule. Once people began to laugh at you, things were heading downhill. The recent actions and rhetoric from North Korea and Iran openly mock the Obama administration. Ahmadinejad was dismissive of Obama’s offer of direct negotiations and has challenged the US President to appear in a freakshow debate of his own device before the UN. If the news reports of Ehud Barak’s remarks are accurate, then even the Israeli Defense Minister, who would ordinarily be diplomatically correct and deferential towards an American President is practically characterizing his trip to Washington as a waste of time. Is President Obama, the sweep of whose hands it was once believed could silence the world, in danger of becoming an object of derision? He is in any event, in the middle of the challenge which Joe Biden predicted he would face.

 
"I think Iran just tested it’s weapon in their Nork facility. For the second time…It was hard for them to threaten with a fizzle. But now they got proof. They are now a punk with a gun."
 
"Two options — either the nuke tested in North Korea was a domestic product, or it came from Iran. If it came from Iran, time’s up. If it came from North Korea, anyone who wants a nuke and has large amounts of ready cash now has a willing supplier. Eg, Iran.

Either way, time’s up. Diplomacy is over. We may be in a period similar to 1939’s “Phoney War” for a little while, but the die has been cast."

"...I think Obama is already dangerously overstretched - domestically, internationally, personally. Appearances are he’s way out of his league, and no amount of Axelrod-ian imaginings can change that impression. Fiat’s sniffing at their Chrysler deal a lot more closely, select states’ pensions are gearing up to sue the Feds, the EU is suing Intel for, get this, “anti-trust violations,” and Iran and the Norks are getting all trigger happy all of a sudden.

One well-aimed tomato will topple what’s left of the Obama cult..."For the record, the test was correctly predicted by One Free Korea and John Bolton.


1,010 posted on 05/25/2009 1:09:38 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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What John Bolton knew

 

The underground nuclear test announced by North Korea appears to come as something of a surprise to the Obama administration. Yet the Obama administration has acted with nothing but complacency about the nuclear programs of North Korea and Iran. In a May 20 Wall Street Journal column, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton predicted:

The curtain is about to rise again on the long-running nuclear tragicomedy, "North Korea Outwits the United States." Despite Kim Jong Il's explicit threats of another nuclear test, U.S. Special Envoy Stephen Bosworth said last week that the Obama administration is "relatively relaxed" and that "there is not a sense of crisis." They're certainly smiling in Pyongyang.

Ambassador Bolton found that Bosworth and his colleagues were providing the North Koreans with nothing but encouragement:

Despite Pyongyang's aggression, Mr. Bosworth has reiterated that the U.S. is "committed to dialogue" and is "obviously interested in returning to a negotiating table as soon as we can." This is precisely what the North wants: America in a conciliatory mode, eager to bargain, just as Mr. Bush was after the 2006 test.

I think it's safe to say they're smiling in Tehran (or should I say "the Islamic Republic of Iran"?) too.

Via Legal Insurrection and NRO's Corner.

"As long as the administration and the left in general have their heads in the sand about the reality of evil in the world, not just in the "USA" N. Korea , Iran and every other crackpot country will continue to "surprise" our fearless leader and his Brainless Trust"

"It's worth noting that the test was also predicted by a blogger, one day before John Bolton's article was published. Interested parties may wish to read the blog at http://www.freekorea.us "


1,011 posted on 05/25/2009 1:23:47 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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N Korea Nuke Fooled Obama-But John Bolton Predicted it Five Days Ago in WSJ Article

Secret Foreign Ministry document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

North Korea Carries Out Nuke Test ( Biden prophecy Alert...)...

Kim Lights Nuke To Test Obama's Nerves

Obama's New Buddy Chavez Helping Iran Get Uranium

The world is laughing at Obama and at the idiots here, who elected him.
 

Is Obama Another Jimmy Carter?

Nope, he's even more malignant...

Company looks to bring air-powered cars to US

It's a good news/bad news thing....

The good news is it actually works

The bad news is that not only do you look like a total goober driving one around but....

YOU ARE SITTING ON TOP OF A COMPRESSED AIR CYLINDER PRESSURISED TO 4500 PSI

which by the way takes four hours to refill for a 20 mile trip at normal speeds.

The Crisis Isn't California's Alone (47 other states face budget gaps, no easy solutions)


1,012 posted on 05/25/2009 3:44:53 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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North Koreans Taunt Obama: Fire Two Missiles After Testing Nuke Bomb

The nuclear go-to boys for Islamic jihad completed their sales presentation of their latest nuclear bomb (here) with a demonstration of their state of art delivery system. The North Koreans launched two missiles a day after testing another nuclear bomb.

Obama is changing his wet pants and will be reading off his teleprompter shortly as his handlers devise a tersely worded billet doux.

FOX NEWS: SEOUL, South Korea —  North Korea launched tests Tuesday of two more short-range missiles a day after conducting a nuclear test, news reports said, pushing the regime's confrontation with world powers further despite the threat of U.N. Security Council action.

Two missiles — one ground-to-air, the other ground-to-ship — with a range of about 80 miles (130 kilometers) were test-fired Tuesday from an east coast launch pad, the Yonhap news agency and YTN television reported, citing unnamed South Korean officials.

South Korea's spy chief, Won Sei-hoon, had informed lawmakers earlier Tuesday that North Korea appeared to be preparing to test-fire more missiles, according to Park Young-sun, a legislator who attended the closed-door session.

Pyongyang also test-fired three short-range missiles Monday in the hours after conducting an underground nuclear test in the northeast, Yonhap said. (hat tip Amaros)

 

 

NORTH KOREA TESTS SECOND NUCLEAR BOMB

When America was strong, proud and unafraid to show our moral clarity and superior military strength, the world was a more peaceful place.

The North Koreans dropped a second nuclear bomb today. Today, of all days, America's Memorial day - how fitting. Do you think that symbolism is irrelevant or accidental? I don't, and neither do they.

How will Obama react to the North Koreans dropping yet another nuclear bomb? By promising to disarm the US and her allies of nuclear weapons? Such asshattery is beneath contempt.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said North Korea's latest nuclear test needs a Security Council response. The world body that allowed such things to happen plans to write another billet doux.

Perhaps another circle jerk around sanctions. That worked brilliantly in the past. Over at FOX:

The five permanent veto-wielding members of the council — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — met behind closed doors ahead of the meeting of the full 15-member council.

Japan, which called for the emergency meeting, said North Korea's "irresponsible" nuclear test and a missile launch in April had challenged the authority of the U.N.'s most powerful body "and the response must be firm."

Japan must establish a new alliance of democratic nations with Israel, India, Taiwan, Marshall Islands - all Democratic nations - and create a new umbrella of protection. I think the Japanese have to go nuclear.

"It's a very clear challenge," said Japan's U.N. Ambassador Yukio Takasu, a non-permanent council member. "So therefore we need a really, really clear and firm message from this — preferably a resolution."

Takasu refused to say whether Japan would seek new sanctions against North Korea, saying he wanted to consult with other council members. "The important thinking is a unified message from the council," he said.

North Korea claimed it carried out a powerful underground nuclear test Monday that was much larger than one it conducted in 2006. Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed an atomic explosion occurred early Monday in northeastern North Korea and estimated that its strength was similar to bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.

What a Single Nuclear Warhead Could Do

The phone call at 3:05 AM

And no, I am not kidding about that tagline-- I wish I were.

People really do get
the kind of government they want...
...and deserve.

"You asked for it,
you got it!
0-Merica..."

To put it another way??


Governor Palin After North Korean Nuke Test: "Why Consider US Missile Program Cuts Now?"


Conservatives For Palin posted this tweet from Governor Sarah Palin after the North Korean Regime made its second test of a nuclear explosive on Monday:

More N Korea nuke tests: why consider US missile program cuts now? AK military program helps secure US. Now is NOT time to cut our defense.
In April Barack Obama announced he would cut missile defense projects this year. This was after democrats voted for more funding for corrupt community organizations like ACORN a few weeks earlier.

Boy, we really dodged a bullet with that last election.

Meanwhile, the Thugocracy rolls on:

Obama Closed and Stole Republican Car Dealerships?

Remember this poor beleaguered (robbed) businessman robbed of his business by the Obama criminal gang?

A tipster over at Director Blues made a startling assertion. A cursory review by that person showed that many of the Chrysler dealers on the closing list were heavy Republican donors.

To quickly review the situation, I took all dealer owners whose names appeared more than once in the list. And, of those who contributed to political campaigns, every single one had donated almost exclusively to GOP candidates. While this isn't an exhaustive review, it does have some ominous implications if it can be verified.

However, I also found additional research online at Scribd (author unknown), which also appears to point to a highly partisan decision-making process.

 

Consider the partial list of Chrysler dealership owners, listed below. You'll notice that all were opponents of Barack Obama, most through sponsorship of GOP candidates and organizations, but a handful through Barack's Democrat rivals (Hillary Clinton and John Edwards in 2008, for example).

• Vernon G. Buchanan: $147,450 to GOP candidates and organizations
• Wallace D. Alley and Family: $4,500 to GOP.
• Robert Archer: $4,600 to GOP and conservative causes.
• Homer S. Higginbotham and Family: $2950 to GOP.
• James Auffenberg and Family: $28,000 to GOP; $6,000 to one Democrat candidate.
• Michael Maroone and Family: $60,000 to GOP; $8,500 to two Democrat candidates.
• Jerome Fader: $6,500 to Democrats; $2,500 to Independent Joe Lieberman.
• Stephen Fay and Family: $13,500 to GOP.
• William Numrich: $20,000 to GOP.
• Robert Carver: $10,000 to Democrats including $1,950 to Hillary Clinton, nothing to Barack Obama.

Read it all.

1,013 posted on 05/26/2009 1:35:29 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Realtors are abandoning a listing ship

Home sizes change with the times

Why is the Dollar Crashing? (video)

captainfail 

Containers: Monster ships may turn into big liabilities [Container Shipping]

Israeli document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

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President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D97KK2T00&show_article=1

Barack Obama's self-confidence has a worrying flip-side

Oppose Gay Marriage? ‘Bigot,’ Says She Left

Your humble correspondent doesn’t really care much about gay marriage because I believe it is no danger to the republic and the deity can sort all this stuff out after we’re dead. I take a libertarian position on issues such as gay marriage because I want all Americans to be able to pursue happiness equally.

I would submit to our humble correspondent that the real issue isn't gay marriage but rather creating a medium for "gay adoption" and recruitment from birth.

So if a disadvantaged child survives the abortuaries long enough to be born, they then become prey of ravaging groups of homosexuals who will adopt them as children and use them worse than toilet paper.

Film Premier - "O.B.A.M. Nude,"

NORTH KOREA AND WHAT JOHN BOLTON KNEW

Obama “Concerned” Over N.Korea Nuke Test…..Will Send A Stern Letter Soon

 

Crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

State recruits an army of snoopers with police-style powers (UK)

Yep, the appearance of such “police officers”, who are clearly mere Soviet block captains, would be the clear signal to begin the second American Revolution. As in armed uprising.
 

HOLD YOUR BREATH! OBAMA'S CAP AND TRADE (NATIONAL ENERGY TAX) PROPOSAL IS NOT A PIPE DREAM

We need to stop referring to it as "cap and trade" even when when we are talking among ourselves. It is "Cap and Tax."

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While Obama Foreign Policies Fail, Major Wars Creeping Closer

North Korea Defies Obama: Nuclear Tests Undermines US President’s Ability To Control Rogue Nations

Anti-Obama campaign contributions dictate which Chrysler dealers were shuttered?

Bloodless? not gunna go quietly in the night...

So far, it has been, and they are getting extremely close to the point where it won’t matter anymore.

 

Many of the Chrysler dealers on the closing list republican donors
 

Well, where is the list of 800 dealerships that are being closed? Where are they located, and as Chrysler supposedly took into consideration, what is their market shares, sales volume, customer service scores, and average household income in the immediate area. From there you can find who donated what to whom.

The list is here. Link

INSTANT JUSTICE: GITMO? NO, KILL THUGS ON SPOT

Feminist Grammar That Isn't

http://blackkettle.wordpress.com/
 
Blog WarZ continuing melodrama:
http://www.littlegreenfootballs2.com/2009/05/25/better-than-a-picture-of-a-handlebar/#comments
 

OBAMA'S DUBIOUS HEALTH-CARE CLAIMS

"0bama’s bald faced lie that “you can keep your private plan if you want” is just simply NOT TRUE. As pointed out, here, a great many companies would simply drop their current plans, forcing their employees to sign on to the ‘cheaper’ government plan.

This is a lousy plan, and flies in the face of all this is right about America and its heritage.

It’s time to take back the country."

The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is Coming Online

LIVE THREAD- Obama annouces SCOTUS pick at 10 AM

Sonia Sotomayor: Courts Make Policy Full Clip ( Leftie Foot-in-Mouth )

SAF Calls Sotomayor Nomination an Obama Slap at Second Amendment

Her statement that Latinas are smarter than white males is racist and sexist and should have her removed from the bench, not appointed to SCOTUS.

Obama’s Transportation Secretary Says He Wants to ‘Coerce People Out of Their Cars’

Someone should tell Ray Lahood that this is what car jackers due back in the ‘hood.

Obama Set to Create A Cybersecurity Czar With Broad Mandate

Obama birth certificate controversy outed in billboard campaign

We’re not big believers in the Barack Obama birth certificate issue. That being said, the controversy refuses to go away.
Why are the congress critters not demanding that the law is followed?
If you were paying attention you’d have seen many of our congresspeople in China, getting their directives from their true bosses...

Georgia lawmaker wants to end ‘birthright citizenship’

A Quarter of NY'ers Considering Leaving State, Poll Finds


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Netanyahu Declares War: “We Are Answering The Call”
 
FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/fcc-raid/
You may not know it, but if you have a wireless router, a cordless phone, remote car-door opener, baby monitor or cellphone in your house, the FCC claims the right to enter your home without a warrant at any time of the day or night in order to inspect it.

That’s the upshot of the rules the agency has followed for years to monitor licensed television and radio stations, and to crack down on pirate radio broadcasters. And the commission maintains the same policy applies to any licensed or unlicensed radio-frequency device.

“Anything using RF energy — we have the right to inspect it to make sure it is not causing interference,” says FCC spokesman David Fiske. That includes devices like Wi-Fi routers that use unlicensed spectrum, Fiske says.

The FCC claims it derives its warrantless search power from the Communications Act of 1934, though the constitutionality of the claim has gone untested in the courts. That’s largely because the FCC had little to do with average citizens for most of the last 75 years...

Democrat Senator Sics FBI on Tea-Party participant as "potential terrorist."

Apparently, as this left leaning Congress assaults our rights on a daily basis, they are now resorting to reporting dissenters to their policies to the FBI, under the guise of terrorist threats. Since when did expressing a p0litical opinion, or disagreeing with the passage of Socialist bills in the legislature become terrorist in nature?

"sent your link to glenn beck. this type of harassment needs to be brought to the attention of the media."

 Cap-and-trade legislation to include ‘Global Warming Gestapo...
This bill comes in and basically says throw out the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
~ Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

Nevada Governor to Obama: "I'm not interested in a handshake. I'm interested in an apology."

The White House announced that they would meet Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons at the airport when Barack Obama arrives in Las Vegas today for a fundraiser with Senator Harry Reid.
The governor had requested a meeting with the president when he came to town.

Governor Jim Gibbons responded to the news yesterday:
"I'm not interested in a handshake. I'm interested in an apology."


HotAirPundit has the video, via Free Republic.

Meeting News reported that Gibbons will not meet with Obama today:

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has declined an invitation to meet briefly with President Barack Obama while he's in Las Vegas today, his office announced yesterday, and instead has demanded that the president publicly apologize for remarks he made earlier this year discouraging travel to Las Vegas.

"While I appreciate the offer, I am not interested in a handshake and a hello from President Obama," Gibbons said in a statement. "I am interested in an apology and plan to undo the damage the president did."
Previously:
Nevada Politicians Blast Obama For Change... "Negative Economic Change"

Exposing Health Care For America Now (HCAN) Lobby!

Read the whole thing, there's a lot more, plus some embedded A/V material that doesn't come through on FR's posting capacities. This article pieces toghether some links between ACORN, the universal health care lobby, and others.

Obama’s Global Poverty Bill is Back

How about we take care of ourselves and our broke nation?

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Fetch the comfy chair! U.N. Security Council passes new toothless resolution; Update: N. Korea fires two more short-range missiles

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 26, 2009 12:12 AM

In response to North Korea’s willful violation of a toothless U.N. Security Council resolution, the panel quickly passed…yet another toothless U.N. Security Council resolution.

It is Monty Python’s world, and we are all just living in it. Fetch the comfy chair!

We all know the answer, but William A. Jacobson has an excellent post asking the inconvenient question:

Will the Left apologize to John Bolton?

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Update: In the wee hours of the morning comes another set of test launches. Wow. Those new resolutions really showed Kim Jong Il! Via Marketwatch:

North Korea fired two short-range missiles along its east coast Tuesday, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. The reported launch came a day after similar launches and the apparently successful test of a nuclear weapon. Yonhap had reported earlier in the day that North Korea had declared parts of its coast off-limit to ships, signaling that a new launch was imminent.

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NKOREA FIRES ANOTHER MISSILE!!! [Per Drudge]

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/

Meanwhile...

 


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MORE ON SOTOMAYOR: Damon Root writes on Why libertarians—and everyone who believes in limited government—should worry about Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.

Plus, a roundup from The Anchoress, and a debate on Judge Sotomayor’s savings between Greg Mankiw and Tom Smith.

And, Jan Crawford Greenburg on how it happened.

Also, Kerry Howley on the cruel tyranny of wise Latinas.

Heh: “I can’t even work up any outrage at this kind of tokenism. It’s expected, like her being a Princeton/Yale Law alumna. Just once in my life I’d like to see a president nominate to the court a graduate of, say, University of Tennessee Law School. That would be diversity. Instead, she’s just another Ivy Leaguer. Yawn.”

On the other hand, Kopel debunks a “highly dubious” charge against Sotomayor. “There is no reason to believe this is true. The purported source is ‘American News Inc.’ The link to this alleged news source is dead.

MORE LOCAL ACTION BY TEA PARTY FOLKS: “Sen. Mike Crapo says he understands the frustrations of those that have been protesting federal spending and rising national debt. The Idaho Republican met Monday in Idaho Falls with organizers of the local anti-tax Tea Party protest, held last month in cities across the state and nation. The Boise rally drew an estimated 2,500 people.”

HOPE AND CHANGE: More Women Buying & Carrying Weapons. Well, I view it as a positive change.

STIMULUS! GMAC has one set of rules for Chrysler dealers, another for GM’s.

Plus, Why Chrysler and GM’s Dealer Slash and Burn Won’t Work.

UPDATE: Political targeting?

Shock! Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep Their 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open ...Update: Their Local Competitors Eliminated!!

Are we looking at the biggest political scandal since Watergate?

Big Dem Donor Group allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... Local competitors eliminated by Obama's task force!!

Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.

Now there's this...
RLJ-McLarty-Landers is owned by three men.
One was the former Chief of Staff for President Clinton.
One is the founder of Black Entertainment Television and a huge Obama supporter.
All 6 of their Chrysler dealerships will remain open.
And, get this... Their local competitors have been eliminated!

Joey Smith reported tonight that a Democratic donor group in the Midwest and South will not have to close any of their Chrysler dealerships:


The company is called RLJ-McLarty-Landers, and it operates six Chrysler dealerships throughout the South. All six dealerships are safe from closing. The dealer locations are:

Bentonville, AR (northwest Arkansas)
Lee's Summit, MO (south of Kansas City, MO)
Branson, MO
Olathe, KS (near Kansas City)
Bossier City, LA (near Shreveport)
Huntsville, AL

The interesting part is who the three main owners of the company are. The owners are Steve Landers (long-time car dealer, 4th-generation dealer), Thomas "Mack" McLarty (former Chief of Staff for President Clinton), and Robert Johnson (founder of Black Entertainment Television and co-owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats). Landers has given money to Republicans in the past, but McLarty campaigned for Obama in 2008, and Johnson has given countless amounts of money to Democrats over the years.
More... The decision to close the dealerships was made by Obama officials and not Chrysler.

Doug Ross first reported on this scandal and has several updates.

Previously:
Hope, Change & Marxism: Did Obama Target GOP Donors In Chrysler Dealer Closings? (Video)

FUNNY THAT THEY KEPT HIM SO QUIET FOR EIGHT YEARS, THEN: Poll: The more Dick Cheney talks, the more Americans seem to like him.

HOPE AND CHANGE! Crisis spurs spike in ’suburban survivalists’.

Actually, this trend has been in place for a few years.

"Stamp out wittle feets" Alert:

CA Supreme Ct Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

May 26th, 2009

From an outraged Associated Press:

Protesters rally in front of the California Supreme Court during the Proposition 8 case on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco.

California Supreme Court upholds gay marriage ban

By Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed.

The decision Tuesday rejected an argument by gay rights activists that the ban revised the California constitution’s equal protection clause to such a dramatic degree that it first needed the Legislature’s approval.

The announcement of the decision caused outcry among a sea of demonstrators who had gathered in front of the San Francisco courthouse awaiting the ruling…

This is a bit of a (welcome) surprise.

Though the court is claiming to have decided the issue on very narrow grounds – legal terms.

But stay tuned for the riots and death threats.

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175 Protesters Arrested After Prop 8 Decision


Gay activists block a San Francisco intersection. (Indymedia)

After the court ruled in favor of the people of California upholding Proposition 8, 175 protesters were arrested in San Francisco.
Mercury News and Free Republic reported:

San Francisco police arrested about 175 protesters who were part of a group that blocked a major intersection for hours today in response to the state Supreme Court's ruling upholding Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Hundreds of people filled the intersection of Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue late this morning after word spread of the ruling. The court also ruled that roughly 18,000 existing same-sex marriages in California remain valid.

Around 12:45 p.m., officers were seen placing plastic handcuffs on protesters and leading them to police vans waiting nearby. With each new arrest, the crowd cheered.

Police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said the protesters were arrested for being outside a crosswalk and failing to obey an officer. Tomioka said she was not aware of any injuries related to the protest.

Protesters took to the streets today in San Francisco. (Flickr)

American Power has video of the protesters.

North Korea’s fireworks show continues: Missile launch number three

May 26, 2009 06:54 PM by Michelle Malkin

Another North Korean missile launch

And more feckless declarations...55 Comments

 
"Our enemies don’t respect us or fear us and this once great nation has become a neutered laughing stock."
 

The time for O’s mettle test is here: North Korea prepares for war

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 27, 2009 12:23 AM


Please pick up the red courtesy phone (Photoshop credit: Redhotphones.com)

Joe Biden said our unseasoned Dear Leader would soon be tested. The time is here and now. North Korea tonight has abandoned a 1953 ceasefire and is preparing the peninsula for war in the wake of South Korea’s decision to side with an anti-proliferation coalition led by the U.S.

Wonder if that red phone woke him and Hillary up yet. Brrrrrr–ing. Brrrr–ing:

North Korea’s military says it considers South Korea’s participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of spreading weapons of mass destruction tantamount to a declaration of war against the North.

The communist North’s military said in a statement Wednesday that it will respond with “immediate, strong military measures” if the South actually stops and searches any North Korean ships under the Proliferation Security Initiative.

The statement, carried by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, said North Korea no longer considers itself bound by the armistice that ended the Korean War, as a protest over the South’s participation.

Flashback October 2008:

“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international

 

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"...are there any men left in Washington? This is embarrassing. Right after Memorial Day..."

Well, what sort of Hopi Changi did you expect with this?

Bow wow wow: Obama to visit Saudi Arabia

May 26, 2009 11:35 PM by Michelle Malkin18 Comments | 4 Trackbacks

Stoop.

"...he is gonna need knee pads…"


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N. Korea Threatens To Sieze Or Attack US/S. Korean Commercial Vessels in the Yellow Sea (Breaking)

North Korea abandons truce and threatens to attack the South

Jihadis Discuss Plans to Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal

( A Nuke for every Kook... )
 
From this?
 

"He reminds me of the paper Burger King Head..."

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Live by the Poll, die by the Poll:

Obama Supporters Speak (And They are pretty mad)

So much for the end of race in politics

Don't worry- that Nuke floated in to SF Bay will make you forget such trifles....

May 25, 2008: Kim Jong-Il explodes his first full-sized nuclear bomb .  This day shall live in infamy.

North Korea helped build a secret nuclear power plant in Syria, which was destroyed by the Israeli Air Force in 2007 while the CIA was still asleep. North Korea sells nuclear and missile technology to Iran and Pakistan. Kim can easily sell his nuclear Bomb in the Middle East; today his bomb also threatens Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.

Like it or not, we are being dragged into the Second Age of Nuclear Terror.

Nothing else matters now.

Forget Obama's grabbing the banks and the car companies. Forget his eleven trillion dollars of new debt for the next generation. Forget his egomania. Eight years after the jihad assault of 9/11, 2001, on New York City and Washington, D.C., we are back to national life or death.
 

A Look at North Korea:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/nkorea/index
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/northkorea/index

Blast in Lahore; Many Casualties

Yeah, those irrational conservatives & their guns. Can't they see the world is a lovely place with all kinds of wonderful people. If only they'd embrace the diversity, we could all live in a rainbow paradise, heading towards a Star Trek future.
 

Meanwhile, Police State 2009 rolls on...

ANOTHER RIGHT WING BLOGGER VISITED BY SECRET SERVICE FOR QUESTIONING OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE


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North Koreans Fire Third Missile after Dropping Hiroshima Nuke: "NO LONGER BOUND BY 1953 ARMISTICE SIGNED AT THE END OF KOREAN WAR"

"A North Korean army spokesman reiterated that the country was no longer bound by the armistice signed at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War because Washington had ignored its responsibility as a signatory by drawing Seoul into the anti-proliferation effort." (here)  hat tip Amaros

For what? war

For who? Well, who is funding the Nork Nuke program? Iran

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Has Obama apologized yet to Kim Jong Ill, or is he still hiding in the men's room?

Amaros tells me John Bolton said that Iran is funding the NORK  nuke program -- will post that video as soon as it goes live (send me the link).

UPDATE: Much thanks to Amaros for the video

North Korea fires a THIRD missile and accuses U.S. of hostility, one day after exploding 'Hiroshima' bomb

North Korea defied the world last night by launching a third missile, following two similar tests earlier in the day.

The rockets were fired the day after the communist state exploded a nuclear device as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb.

The actions drew strong criticism from around the world and calls for tough new sanctions against the regime.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/26/article-1187228-0518D4E3000005DC-769_468x286_popup.jpg

Rally: North Korean soldiers, officials and people celebrate the firing of a second nuclear missile

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Rally: North Korean soldiers, officials and people celebrate the firing of a second nuclear missile

But experts questioned whether a new UN resolution would have any effect on Korea's nuclear ambitions.

All three launches were reported to be short-range missiles which can hit targets up to 80 miles away.

As the crisis grew, U.S. President Barak Obama assured South Korean president Lee Myung-bak of Washington's commitment to defend his country on the long- divided peninsula.

Emergency sessions of the UN Security Council drew up new sanctions aimed at persuading North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il to rejoin talks on ending his nuclear programme.

But existing sanctions are regularly flouted and the country is so poor it relies on aid, mainly from China, to feed its 23million people.

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A scientist points
 out the seismic impact of the nuclear test

A scientist points out the seismic impact of the nuclear test

Diplomats believe the explosion, which prompted an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, was a calculated attempt by Pyongyang to destabilise the region and shore up its hardline regime. 

But the isolated nation appeared to have overreached itself when even China and Russia joined in with the criticism.

Mr Brown swiftly denounced the move as 'erroneous, misguided and a danger to the world'. The Prime Minister said: 'This act will undermine prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula and will do nothing for North Korea's security. 

'The international community will treat North Korea as a partner if it behaves responsibly. If it does not then it can expect only renewed isolation

Mr Obama said the nuclear test constituted an act of 'blatant defiance' of the UN Security Council, a violation of international law.

The U.S. President added: 'North Korea's attempts to develop nuclear weapons, as well as its ballistic missile programme, constitute a threat to international peace and security.' 

In a White House address the President pledged to work with allies around the world to 'stand up to' North Korea. Tensions had already been running high over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

It was censured by the UN last month for launching a rocket - widely seen as a test for a missile that could carry a nuclear warhead - in breach of a missile test ban.

[...]

The state-controlled Korean Central News Agency confirmed that the regime had 'successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on May 25 as part of measures to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence'.

Anti-North Korea protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a rally denouncing its nuclear threat in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul today

Anti-North Korea protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during a rally denouncing its nuclear threat in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul today

South Korean military heavy armoured vehicles are carried by trucks on a street near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War today. Washington has promised 'unequivocal' military help to South Korea if need be

South Korean military heavy armoured vehicles are carried by trucks on a street near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War today. Washington has promised 'unequivocal' military help to South Korea if need be

South Koreans reacted to the terrifying news by staging angry street protests against their Stalinist northern neighbour.

Western intelligence analysts and diplomats believe the explosion was designed to attract the attention of the Obama administration.

But it is more likely to lead to further isolation, by halting a recent thawing of relations with the West. 

The U.S. had taken North Korea off its list of state sponsors of terrorism after Pyongyang allowed some inspections of its nuclear facilities. 

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said: 'The test is a provocation that will prevent others from dealing with North Korea as a responsible partner.'

Foreign Office and U.S. State Department experts believe that the blast is evidence that the hardline military in North Korea is asserting itself as the health of dictator Kim Jong-Il declines. 

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North Korea carried out the nuclear test at a site six miles underground and 40 miles north-west of Kimchaek in the north-east of the country

While the leadership is hard to penetrate and its motives are difficult to read, it is thought that Army chiefs want to reassert their influence before a successor is chosen to Kim, whose position has been on under question since he suffered a stroke last year.

Others think nuclear brinkmanship is a way for Kim to reassert his iron grip on power to ensure that one of his sons is well placed to succeed him. 

China, the hermit state's regional benefactor, said it was resolutely opposed to the test, but it was thought to remain opposed to punitive sanctions.

Its foreign ministry said: 'The Chinese side vehemently demands North Korea abides by its denuclearisation promises, stop any actions which may worsen the situation and return to the six-party talks process.

'The Chinese government calls on all sides to calmly and appropriately deal with the situation.' 

The U.N. Security Council condemned the test and is working on a new resolution, but analysts say China is unlikely to support anything tough.

For China, the more immediate risk may be serious rupture inside the impoverished state, which could spark a flood of North Korean refugees across its border.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in an undated photo released this week. North Korea's defiance over its nuclear programme has outraged the international community

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in an undated photo released this week. The country's defiance over its nuclear programme has outraged the international community

The Taepoding-1, described as the first generation of North Korea's ballistic missile. The communist state is set to test the second generation in three or four days, reports claim

The Taepoding-1, North Korea's first generation of long-range ballistic missile. An updated version was fired over Japan two months ago that was capable of striking the U.S., while Pyongyang claimed to have fired a short-range missile

North Koreans Taunt Obama: Fire Two Missiles After Testing Nuke Bomb

NORTH KOREA TESTS SECOND NUCLEAR BOMB

UPDATE: Melanie Phillips has a great piece: THE FRUITS OF APPEASEMENT(hat tip Davod)

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Not only is America now paying the price of its past defeatism over North Korea, but Obama is now ensuring that the US is weakened even more actively and catastrophically. The insanity of his overall strategy is set out here by James Lewis, who rightly suggests that Obama is simply the very worst person to be sitting in the White House right now.  And as John Bolton again wrote in the New York Times:

... the Obama administration is seriously weakening both our strategic offensive and defensive capacity. The Defense Department budget proposes major cuts in missile defense programs, returning to an emphasis both in operational and diplomatic terms on ‘theater’ missile defense (mainly for defending deployed military forces), rather than ‘national’ missile defense (for shielding America’s population from missile attack).

... The Pentagon also proposes ending financing for the Reliable Replacement Warhead, a key to substituting safe, dependable warheads for the ones now aging... The administration is also putting new emphasis on negotiating conventions against the ‘arms race’ in outer space, which would undercut America's current substantial advantage above the earth...

Unhappily, the administration is pushing Israel to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty as a ‘non-nuclear-weapons state,’ meaning Israel would have to eliminate its nuclear arsenal. Iran and others will welcome this, given their repeated demands for the same result. Today’s real proliferation threat, however, is not Israel, but states like Iran and North Korea that become parties to the alphabet soup of arms control treaties and then violate them with abandon. Without robust American reactions to these violations--not apparent in administration thinking--more will follow.

But does Obama care about any of that? As Con Coughlin wrote in the Telegraph:

The naivety of the West’s approach to North Korea was best summed up by Stephen Bosworth, Mr Obama’s special envoy to the region, who declared he was ‘relatively relaxed’ that the American-led six-nation talks aimed at bringing Pyongyang to heel have achieved virtually nothing... If the Obama administration is relaxed about this failure, then I suppose it will take an equally sanguine view of North Korea’s attempts to export its bomb-making expertise to other rogue states, such as Iran and Syria.

Indeed, after Israel bombed the Syrian nuclear facility there was evidence of North Korean involvement in that forbidden programme. North Korea is also selling nuclear and missile technology to Pakistan as well as Iran. Yet Obama appears ‘relaxed’ about everyone’s nukes except Israel's– the one country that will never use them except to prevent itself from being annihilated by the countries Obama is appeasing.

Naivety – or the profound idiocy of malice?

 

The Media Loved Hitler too ...............

The more things change (hope and change), the more they stay the same. Another media dahlink. A reader posted this comment back in November 2008:

I thought I would never be able to experience what the ordinary, moral German felt in the mid-1930s. In those times, the savior was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they did know was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory and promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his "brown shirts" would bully them into submission. And then he was duly elected to office, with a full-throttled economic crisis at hand [the Great Depression]. Slowly but surely he seized the controls of government power, department by department, person by person, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The kids joined a Youth Movement in his name , where they were taught what to think.

How did he get the people on his side? He did it promising jobs to the jobless, money to the moneyless, and goodies for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world. He did it with a compliant media - Did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and .. . . change.

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Over at Gates Of Vienna (here's an excerpt) -- hat tip jane:

The Hitler myth

By Duns Ouray

One day you just do not believe it anymore.

Hitler: Man of the Year 1938“Hitler was a unpredictable idiot. A dictator who ruled Germany with an iron fist. He had a special gift: with his speeches he was hypnotizing his audience.

“The industrialists financed the Nazis to make profits from the German rearmament. Hitler was nothing more than a sock puppet of the capitalists. Hence the fierce struggle of the Nazis against the Social Democrats and the Communists.

“The Holocaust was anti-Semitic madness. But without the German law-abiding culture, the Holocaust could not have happened. “Befehl ist Befehl” [An order is an order] was the motto.

“The followers of Hitler were socially frustrated. The middle class were hoping to climb the social ladder with a membership in the NSDAP.

“With the military defeat in 1945, Nazism was consigned to the dungheap of history.”


That was roughly the image of Nazism I grew up with. The image that was presented to you in history class, in films, and in the newspaper. This image we might call “the Hitler myth”.

It is not the first time that myth has won out over reality. Perhaps Plato’s myth about the death of Socrates is the oldest example. Another historical myth is the idea that the Indians had a high culture, a pacifist mentality, and lived in harmony with nature, and that they were exterminated by white settlers.

This poses the following question: when does a myth win out over the reality? My answer: when all parties that benefit prefer the myth over the unwelcome reality. The Indians have an interest in their role as victim. And from the side of Westerners, history is written by left-wing pseudo-intellectuals: they want to paint capitalist society, and Christian America, in as bad a light as possible.

Back to the Hitler myth. At some point in time I started doubting. Just as children start having doubts about Santa Claus. It simply cannot be true. In this I was struggling with the following questions:
  • If Hitler was a madman, how could he come to power?
  • Can anyone really hypnotize his audience with a speech?
  • If Nazism only attracted losers, how could they suddenly grab power?
  • The Holocaust is a major operation and a historically unique. Would the motive for this have only been anti-Semitism? For anti-Semitism is (literally) as old as the way to Rome.
  • If Hitler was a sock puppet of the major capitalists, why did he call himself a national socialist?
  • This was the first speech of Hitler as Chancellor… a strange little man that is just screaming anything. Do you feel the spell of his hypnotic power come over you?
  • Via a “health care fund” the Dutch State pays the cost of health care of the below average income segment of our people. This fund is hailed as “a pinnacle of civilization”. However, it was established by the Nazis on November 1, 1941 [during the occupation of the Netherlands].
  • In 2006, the PvdA (Socialists) blocked the loosening of Dutch employment protection. The labor unions even called this employment protection “holy”. However, this measure was also introduced by the Nazis.
  • The dependent child allowance, one of the shrines of the Christian Democrats, was introduced by the Nazis in 1941.
  • After a long leftist life, Jacques van Doorn wrote German Socialism. In this book he demonstrated that historians traditionally portray the conservatives, the Reichswehr, the nobility and industrialists as the trailblazers to Hitler. However, the NSDAP was one of the few political parties in the German Weimar Republic that was not funded by these groups.
  • Did the massive support for Nazism really suddenly evaporate in 1945?
With so many contradictions, our image of Hitler cannot possibly be based on reality. There is a Hitler myth, but how could that occur?

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Part II

Where did the Hitler myth come from? And why would you believe it?

In Part I demonstrated that a Hitler-myth exists. Our image of Hitler and Nazism is a fantasy. This fantasy was created by some special interest groups, who together wrote history. This section deals with these stakeholders:
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1.   The pre-war political establishment, which was restored after 1945.
2.   The baby-boom generation, which took over power in the 1960’s.
3.   The Germans who survived the war.

What special interest did they have?

1. The pre-war establishment had to explain why they did not stop Hitler and the Holocaust. They also, after 1945, had to channel popular support for Nazism to their aid. The following components of the Hitler myth were in their interest:

Hitler myth versus the interest:
  • “Hitler was a unpredictable madman.
  • — The political establishment had been unable to predict the Second World War or the Holocaust.
  • “The followers of Hitler were mainly socially frustrated.”
  • — Hitler’s followers were standing outside the establishment. Hitler was hated by the establishment.
  • “With the military defeat in 1945, Nazism was consigned to the dungheap of history.
  • — The political establishment is responsible for the cleaning up the remnants of Nazism.
2. The baby boom generation were the first “children of the welfare state”. They pinched the power of the establishment. In this struggle, the leveling of the “fascism-reproach” proved to be a strong weapon: anyone who stands in the way of the baby boomers is called “a fascist”.

Hitler myth versus the interest:

  • “Hitler was financed by the great industrialists.”
  • — The baby boomers saw capitalism as an obstacle on their way to power. Therefore capitalism had to be portrayed as the breeding ground of Hitler and Nazism.
  • “The Nazis disputed social democrats and communists.”
  • — The baby boomers identified themselves as socialists and/or communists. Now they also could delude themselves as the “victims of Hitler
  • The Holocaust was enabled by the German law-abiding culture.”
  • — If a law-abiding culture had led to the Holocaust, then the fight against the authority simply had to be justified. And the baby boomers fought against authority in the 1960s
  • “The followers of Hitler were the middle class that grabbed the chance to improve their situation through he Nazis.
  • — The baby boomers view themselves as real intellectuals. They detest the middle class.
3. Germans who survived the war had to find ways to justify their participation. Therefore the reality was modified:

Hitler myth versus the interest:

  • “Hitler ruled Germany with an iron fist. And with his speeches Hitler hypnotized his audience.”
  • — The Germans themselves were also victims of Hitler
  • “Hitler was financed by the great industrialists.
  • — Against this financial force majeure the Germans stood no chance
  • “With the military defeat in 1945, Nazism was consigned to the dung heap of history

  • — Nazism is a black page in history, but fortunately we left that behind us. As you can see, the Hitler myth has something in it for everyone. But can we still find out how it really stuck together?


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OBAMA SIGNS OFF ON INTERNET CZAR

All of these "czars" -- to what end? Sidestepping any of our nation's checks and balances? And now we have -- drum roll please -- a cyber czar. This is all happening so fast .......... every day another freedom seized. More federal power.

He has nationalized the banks and the automotive companies -- next up, nationalization of health care, And crap and trade, energy control and usage, not to mention co-opting the census and all the power and money that goes with it.

Now the net.

President Obama is expected to announce late this week that he will create a "cyber czar," a senior White House official who will have broad authority to develop strategy to protect the nation's government-run and private computer networks, according to people who have been briefed on the plan.


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NORTH KOREAN NUKES: O'S KICK IN THE TEETH

WIll Obowa Bow to the Muslim King Again on June 3rd?

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I assure you if Obama bows yet again to the Muslim king, no camera will be there to snap it. Not this time. You can bet your last worthless dollar on it.

Peace process plans? Translation? Chopping Israel up into itty bitty pieces for easier consumption.

Obama to visit Saudi Arabia June 3 to discuss Iran

US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on June 3 for talks on Iran's nuclear program and Washington's renewed push for a Middle East peace plan, the White House said on Tuesday.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama would meet Saudi King Abdullah and would also discuss terrorism. (Reuters)

The gallivanting grand guru spends more time traveling to Muslim lands than he does tending to affairs of state. And when the O is stateside ............ it's a grueling schedule:

Just hanging out with friends: The president and the first lady don 3-D glasses to watch the Super Bowl at a Super Bowl party in the family theatre of the White House

Just hanging out with friends: The president and the first lady don 3-D glasses to watch the Super Bowl at a Super Bowl party in the family theatre of the White House

Score! The president cheers during the game... but Michelle has obviously decided she had better things to do

Score! The president cheers during the game... but Michelle has obviously decided she had better things to do

In the hot seat... all kitted out for his first flight aboard Air Force One, symbol of the President's power (February 5)

In the hot seat... all kitted out for his first flight aboard Air Force One, symbol of the President's power (February 5)

Let's dance: Barack and his First Lady Michelle take to the floor at the Governors Ball (February 22)Enlarge   The presidential snack: Carrots, pear, cheese and Pepperidge Farm crackers - with the Butterfly crackers carefully positioned at the top. Pepperidge Farm's Butterfly crackers are popular in the U.S. though they have not yet dented the UK market

The presidential snack: Carrots, pear, cheese and Pepperidge Farm crackers - with the Butterfly crackers carefully positioned at the top. Pepperidge Farm's Butterfly crackers

All-American kind of guy: President Obama tosses an American football in the Oval Office in April

All-American kind of guy: President Obama tosses an American football in the Oval Office in April

Who's leading who? Bo, the Portuguese water dog, and latest addition to the Obama household, takes the President for walkies (April 14)

Who's leading who? Bo, the Portuguese water dog, and latest addition to the Obama household, takes the President for walkies (April 14)

The presidential golf swing: Secret Service agents stand watch as Mr Obama practices before an event in Los Angeles in March

The presidential golf swing: Secret Service agents stand watch as Mr Obama practises before an event in Los Angeles in March

And the president takes in some afternoon putting with Joe Biden on the White House putting green in April

And the president takes in some afternoon putting with Joe Biden on the White House putting green in April

And he plays basketball too: The president practices his drop shot on the White House lawn in March


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N. Korea Warns of Strike Against S. Korea, U.S.

The Axis of Evil and Obama’s Rude Awakening

Does anyone really believe the Boy Pharaoh
 
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has a clue, or is interested in getting one?
Too busy watching 3-D sports and seizing private businesses...

North Korea Says It No Longer Considers Itself Bound By Terms Of Armistice

—DrewM.

Can things get worse in Korea? Yes, yes they can.

North Korea's military says it considers South Korea's participation in a U.S.-led program to intercept ships suspected of spreading weapons of mass destruction tantamount to a declaration of war against the North.

The communist North's military said in a statement Wednesday that it will respond with "immediate, strong military measures" if the South actually stops and searches any North Korean ships under the Proliferation Security Initiative.

This follows other North Korean provocations in the wake of response to their nuke test.

North Korea, facing international sanction for its nuclear test this week, has restarted a plant that makes bomb-grade plutonium, a South Korean newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Pyongyang also appeared to have fired off a third short-range missile late on Tuesday after it added to tensions with a launch of two others earlier in the day, the South's Yonhap news agency quoted a unnamed government source as saying.

The immediate cause of the North's threats is the South's decision to join the US founded Proliferation Security Initiative.

South Korea had long resisted U.S. pressure to join the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), which was created in 2003 by President George W. Bush and includes more than 90 countries that have agreed to stop and inspect suspicious cargo on sea and land.

Seoul was reluctant to rile North Korea, but North Korea's second nuclear test nudged Seoul Korea to change its policy.

..."Inter-Korean relations have hit rock bottom," said Yun Duk-min, professor of international politics at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, a government think tank in Seoul. "So it is the right thing to join PSI, even if North Korea reacts with resistance."

Who is going to blink?

When a Crazy Man With A Gun Tells You He's Going to Shoot You, The Smart Move is to Act as Though He Really Will Do it [Gabe]:

Look, if we had taken Hitler at his word in the early 1930s, WWII and the Holocaust would never have happened. But instead of acting as though he really meant what he said, the European Powers claimed that he was really just being belligerent to score political points.

This holds true for North Korea today. "Oh," they scoff, "Kim is just trying to score more loot from China and lower sanctions from the U.N. He's not really a threat to anyone; half his country is starving. Besides, North Korea makes threats all the time."

Only, the half of his country that isn't starving is the military. And he has used his loot to build devastating weapons. And he doesn't have anyone left to score political points off of. Kim is not running for reelection. He doesn't have to find seats in a parliament or consolidate power. He's got nowhere to go but out and down the peninsula. With all the demonstrations over the past few days he's expending his military resources faster than anything we've ever seen.

Would he really do it? Kim may well believe that with a nuclear deterrent he can force South Korea to integrate on his terms. Those missiles can't reach the U.S., but they can reach Japan. He obviously thinks that there is something to be gained from all this. Declaring the Armistice over with a phone call rather than a missile is a good sign. But there's a reason he's doing this now and not six months ago.

President Obama is going to issue a statement in the morning with vague reassurance about how seriously he takes the situation and then he's going to defer to the UNSC's bland statement of condemnation. Kim knows this. In fact, it's the reason he's doing this now. Obama's going to vote "present" on this one.

If we give in, it means the end of sanctions. If we give in, it means the end of the nuclear talks (which, frankly, wouldn't be much of a loss). But we have to consider the likelihood that he's not just doing this to get better terms and that he might actually intend to go to war. Do we take him at his word? And if we do, does that mean we back down while he develops more nuclear weapons and sells the technology to our enemies?

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American Weakness, Chinese Strength

Power Line argues that for some perverse reason, some people on the Left trust Barack Obama because he “will lie” about his own beliefs. John Hinderaker wrote:

The idea that President Obama’s supporters trust him precisely because they believe that he frequently misrepresents his own beliefs is becoming more widespread. My friend Bob Cunningham was one of the first to explicate this phenomenon. “It has long been noticed that Obama’s slipperiness had been accepted by the left during the Hope-and-Change campaign when He took positions, for example and notably, NAFTA and foreign trade generally, on both sides of an issue. They were willing to cut Him slack in most cases precisely because they just assumed that, of course!!…He was lying….to someone…about the issue.”

This has been particularly noticeable with the gay marriage issue….Carrie Prejean being exactly right when noting that her position is identical to that of His Oneness. But Obama gets a pass, of course, from the homosexual activists because they just assume He is lying!!!… Today Frank Rich in the New York Times comes as close as I’ve seen actually to acknowledge openly the “we trust Him because He’s lying” view: “Obama’s opposition to same-sex marriage is now giving cover to every hard-core opponent of gay rights, from the Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean to the former Washington mayor Marion Barry, each of whom can claim with nominal justification to share the president’s views. In reality, they don’t. Obama has long been, as he says, a fierce advocate for gay equality. The Windy City Times has reported that he initially endorsed legalizing same-sex marriage when running for the Illinois State Senate in 1996.”

This kind of political relationship can occur only if discourse can be carried out at more than one level. For Power Line’s assertion to be correct, it implies that some of Obama’s supporters, instead of relying on a single channel, actually communicate over two distinct paths. The reason they can disregard the signal conveyed by what he says is if they have a separate channel which communicates what he is. An excerpt from a 1905 essay by GK Chesterton on the “West’s Malady” sent to me by a friend expresses it perfectly. In it, Chesterton argues that the best predictor of what man will do is his world view. Anything else is incidental. Society can often take both sides of a position, often alternately, sometimes simultaneously. But what counts is its fundamental character and the cunning man knows what to look for.

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"Following this train of reasoning, the support from Obama’s base won’t even begin to falter until they receive messages on the ’second channel’ that indicate he’s not the sort of person they would like. Conservative pundits have focused on the ‘what Obama says’ channel, but what is really important is the ‘what Obama is’ channel, relative to his die-hard base. The Jan Fleischhauer “Leaving Home” thread shows what it would take for Obama to become persona non grata with his community. He would have to be suspected of becoming “the other”. That’s the greatest of crimes."

Why concealed handguns don't result in blood running in the streets


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North Korean Nukes: O's Kick in the Teeth

One of the advantages of having Barack Obama as president of the hyperpower, is that it puts his great mass of fans, in America and abroad, in the position of having to think about real problems. It turns out the solution to each of them was more complicated than "get rid of Bush." The world does not spontaneously change when the president changes.

National Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look; Rahm Emanuel's brother advises 10% VAT...

How about cutting spending..NOW?
Drop the income tax, cut spending, and put a national sales tax of 10%, and thats IT for taxes, I am all for it. Add it to the already levied taxes and fees we currently pay, and I think it may be the catylist to a revolt.

We are in a work release camp. We are free to wonder around just so long as we kick back.

Even if people don’t pay income tax, they will just get corporations to collect the tax.

1/3 the country is on tax supported welfare/SSI.
1/3 works for gooberment, and depends on higher taxes for increased living standards
1/3 of us are competing amongst ourselves, illegals, and every county in the world.

The next tax (on health-care benefits)

NY Times: Barter tax is around the corner

"Since it's impossible to know what is being exchanged, a new "Barter Tax" of $1000 per taxpayer is being contemplated that will apply on top of the current income tax to provide the tax revenue that is currently being illegally bypassed."

Obama Nominates Racist to U.S. Supreme Court

Gay Marriage, Now With Less Support (drops 6 points since 2007)

 

First, Kill All the Humans...

That's David Horsey's prescription for environmental policy. It is a policy that UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's environmental minister has already endorsed in part. It is a policy the Flight of the Conchords have outlined.

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[California] Need more water? Birth certificates, please, says water district

Obama's New Cyberczar Will Be Watching YOU (video)

From last month: It's official: Obama creates more czars than the Romanovs (at least 18).
 

Racial Re-Segregation Means the End of Democratic Politics

"Because he's not white” has become the rallying cry for racial minorities all across the country.
Multiculturalists who ‘celebrate diversity’ do nothing more than create ethnic tribalism. They do not celebrate any underlying principle that coheres people. Principles such as Liberty. Instead they replace these principles with agitprop, such as ‘social justice’. It’s really nothing ore than a disguise for Collectivism.

Greece:After Rioting, Muslims Play Victim Card

The Looting Has Become Brazen (Denninger)

It's not looting-- it's Obama's own version of Walmart's 'blue light' special! Hope and change! I'll pay your bills, I'll print money to fill the tills. I'll tax and loot and give the rich the boot and if they give me any lip I'll give the order to shoot!
 
 

Roger Hedgecock: Why Obama's Eligibility Isn't Being Pursued(video)

Hedgecock simply said that the reason most talk radio hosts don’t pursue the Obama eligibility issue despite the abundance of circumstantial evidence pointing toward ineligibility is because they think it’s going nowhere. ...and they think it’s going nowhere because those who are in a position to prove Obama’s ineligibility and act on it legally don’t want to spark a revolution (or CW2).
 
Consider the source, but FYI:
Government Readies Youth Corps To Take On Vets
http://www.voltairenet.org/article160061.html

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WHO IS JOHN GALT? TAX COLLECTIONS PLUMMET.

I THINK HE’S ENJOYING THIS TURNABOUT THING: Gingrich: Sotomayor ‘racist,’ should withdraw nomination.

Robert Gibbs, meanwhile, thinks people should be careful about what they say. Where have I heard that before?

UPDATE: Ah, Politico is remembering the same thing:

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs issued a pointed warning to opponents of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination Wednesday, urging critics to measure their words carefully during a politically charged confirmation debate. . . .

In 2001, then-White House press secretary Ari Fleischer drew criticism in the press for suggesting Americans “need to watch what they say” in the overheated aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

But that was a scary threat of totalitarian censorship. Well, to Frank Rich, anyway.

 
Autopsies of War Dead Reveal Ways to Save Others
 
REASON TV: 128 Days Later: It Can Always Get Worse.
 
EURABIA in Rotterdam.
 

More On Chrysler Closings-- Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?

** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.

** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated by Obama's task force!!


2008 Red and Blue Counties (Flickr)

Now here is the latest on the Chrysler closings-- I was sent this earlier today:

I have obtained two pdf files from the bankruptcy court.

One is the list of dealers to close and the other is the list to stay open.

I am in the process right now of editing the data into comma delimited format for import to Excell and am about 2/3rd of the way through the closure listing.

I haven't done any donation cross references yet and that will come.

This has to be done manually ,which is very time consuming due to formatting issues with the data.

But, so far in the shutdown list there is an extremely high correlation between dealers closing and congressional districts BHO lost.

Texas is getting killed and Blue States are sliding by. Florida is also taking major hits and nearly all are in Republican Congressional Districts.

Little West Virginia is getting hammered.

I will know much better when I start doing all the cross reference work after I finally get the data into Excel, but that is going to take time since the data has to be formatted up manually and there are over 2000 dealers involved between the two lists.

So far what I see smells big time.
And, Reboot Congress is asking for some assistance:

I’ve created a list of the cut dealers that *simplifies* the process of gathering donation information from OpenSecrets. It’s a partial solution that needs lots of help from folks on the web. It’s a crowd sourced project.
Previously:
Hope, Change & Marxism: Did Obama Target GOP Donors In Chrysler Dealer Closings? (Video)
Shock! Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep Their 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open

UPDATE: Here is a list of the closings-- Notice all of the Texas and Florida closings.

Thanks Barack... 16,000 Jobs Lost Each Day Since Spendulus Passed

So much for saving and creating 2.5 million jobs-
The US has lost 16,000 jobs each day since Democrats passed their MASSIVE Generational Theft Act, the largest redistribution of wealth from the private sector to government officials in US history, without any GOP House votes.

16,000 Jobs Lost Each Day Since ‘Stimulus’ Became Law
After 100 days of ‘stimulus’ we have to ask: Mr. President, are you looking at the same numbers we are?

Via House Republican Conference

Republicans had a plan that created twice the jobs at half the cost.
Thanks Barack.

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PJTV: A New Korean War — With Nukes?
Naw, Zer0 will just charm them out of the idea...
 

G.M. BONDHOLDERS: PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ME. “The government is punishing one group of workers to reward another.” That’s the Chicago Way.

UPDATE: Reader Fred Butzen writes:

I’m a fourth-generation Chicagoan, and lifelong resident. There’s a lot here to like, and I have no plans to leave. But one thing that you have to understand about Chicago, which is the key to understanding Obama, is that the city’s political system is a kinder, gentler form of Leninism: government and business subordinate to the Party, and the Party subordinate to the dictator. There may occasionally be a coup, but never a lost election. Political influence is a second currency, more valuable, in some ways, than money. “Don’t send nobody nobody knows” is the system’s creed.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Obama’s vision for America is Cook County writ large. And we are fools if we let him do it.

Indeed.

 
Blog WarZ! Now, with even -more-- rancor!
 

A new Chuckles is a Barack Obama knob goblin liberal pansy thread!

Needs a little art to make it feel like home…


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Ace of Spades HQ Asks The Question...
 

What was once a must read blog for news and analysis on my rss feed has recently become a once or twice a day stop and that's only for the car crash quality of it all.

Today's head shaking moment comes from a post entitled "Limbaugh Stuck On Fail". Charles seems genuinely confused that some people might actually say out loud they don't want Sotomayor confirmed to the Supreme Court.

It seems that for a democracy to function there needs to be at least two parties who articulate their differences. The idea that partisans of either party wants the other to fail is baked into the cake.

I know Barack Obama wanted John Roberts and Sam Alito to fail in their confirmation efforts. How do I know this? He voted against them. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that, it's all part of the give and take of public discourse. Just as there's nothing wrong with Limbaugh or my wish to see Sotomayor fail in her bid for confirmation.

Equally confounding is Charles' contention in the comments of that thread that

Barack Obama ran on a platform of sheer positive messages. Not once did he wish for the other side to fail. You're just wrong to claim that negativity is winning strategy. One of the big reasons why Obama won was because he did NOT go negative -- ever.

Really? This will of course come as news to anyone who followed the campaign last year. Even the Washington Post noticed.

How about, just to pick one of many examples, when Obama accused President Bush and John McCain of "fear mongering"?

Or the distortions of McCain's words.

The list could go on and on.

I really don't have a dog (or monkey) in all the creationist stuff but while it's certainly Charles' right to post on whatever the hell he wants, the constant harping and disdain for others is off putting.

Sadly I can only conclude there's no room for me anymore under LGF's big tent.

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4 And look at all the pussies over there tiptoe on eggshells to avoid disagreeing with Charles and getting banned.

Oh my! Mustn’t upset Sensitive Ponytail Guy!

643 seriously, did it take you this long Ace?  That place is a cult of personality.  I think it is down to people that just want Charles to like them, there is no recognizable political philosophy; just whatever Charles says goes.  I was a member there for many years...

Related? BILL O’REILLY SMEARS HOT AIR. “Bottom line for me: if the O’Reilly Factor can’t figure out the difference between a blog post and a comment, they have no business opining about the Internet at all.” Indeed. O’Reilly should apologize.

 

So, you are wondering why the World's 7th largest economy is broke?

They spend too much: In SF a special nurse makes $350k

Compare your salary to a California public employee’s

May 27, 2009 05:49 PM by Michelle Malkin58 Comments

 

Ha, that’s peanuts compared to what you make in the University of California School System:

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Here’s another list that shows CA state workers pulling in over 500k annually:

LINK

"Can’t hardly imagine why Khalifoniea is broke and that’s without mentioning hundred of millions spent on illegal aliens every year. Is it any wonder all the cities, counties, states and the federal giverment are in financial trouble? I have to wonder do these blue government politicians and employees run their personal budgets in the same manner? Oh yeah, probably so, I forgot about Fannie, Freddie and the banking collapse in the wealthiest country in history. Unbelievable, I want my country back and in 50 pieces not 57 or 60 or how ever many that intellectual Odopey thinks there is."

Sen. Orrin Hatch Questions Racist Sotomayor's Nutty Statements (Video)

Senator Orrin Hatch was on Hannity last night and read off a few of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nutty statements from over the years:
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted today that Sotomayor is a racist and demanded that she step down.

Meanwhile The Blog Prof reported today that Sotomayor is an anti-gun nutjob and pointed out that the judge may be environmental kook, too.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Israel’s Cuban Missile Crisis - All the Time ... if Iran gets the bomb

Chrysler Conservatives Axed - Only Blogs Investigate

Dealergate and the MSM

While Hollywood sang Obama's praises

With North Korea threatening imminent war, the 30,000 American troops who are little more than a Lebron James jump shot away from the DMZ can take comfort that their Commander in Chief was -- no, not in Washington supervising the State and Defense Department responses to the situation first hand -- but in Hollywood, rubbing elbows with Democrat partisans who paid $30,000 for the privilege.
 

Obama administration’s love affair with the New Black Panthers

National Sales Tax Chatter Draws Fierce Opposition

Preparing (Illegal) Workers for Jobs After the Junkyards Go

"Of course the slimes didn?t point out also that this little project will use eminent domain to push lawful property owners off their land so that they can build their little utopia."

Or that this cost could be avoided if we only had the will to enforce immigration laws and send them back to their home countries. The unwillingness to enforce laws and the decisions to cater to endless dependent classes created by government action is like spreading termites in a wood house.

Our Public Servants At Work

The elected representatives of 'we the people' were hard at work last week on our behalf. The new Obama administration churned out proposals and legislation on a variety of fronts including the environment, the economy, and the (former) war on terror.

In response to the Federal Reserve's report of an increasingly gloomy economic forecast, with an expectation for higher unemployment and a steeper drop in economic activity, our public servants in Congress introduced the Paid Vacation Act, requiring companies with more than 100 employees to offer a week of paid vacation for both full-time and part-time employees after they’ve put in a year on the job.

In a boon to deadbeats, President Obama on Friday signed new credit card legislation and warned the American people to be fiscally responsible, saying "Some get in over their heads by not using their heads," he said. "I want to be clear: We do not excuse or condone folks who've acted irresponsibly."

This stern warning came a full four days after it was reported that the US had set yet another record, entering into deficit spending in April, for the first time in 26 years. Oh, and the deficit will quadruple next year, and it now appears that America's triple-A credit rating is at risk.

Exhibiting a firm grasp of the obvious, President Obama on Saturday boldly told Americans what 50% of Americans already know: "We're running out of money".

This lack of money didn't keep Obama from proposing last week that the US contribute $100 billion, of the money we don't have, to help the IMF with global bailouts. And on Friday evening of a holiday weekend, it was leaked that the government had 'loaned' an additional $4 billion of our tax dollars (making a grand total of $19.4 billion) to the soon to be bankrupt General Motors.

Also ignoring this lack of money, our public servants were hard at work trying to figure out how to bail out minority owned media. They're also crafting a hugely expensive overhaul of health care system. The Senate proposed raising the federal excise tax on beer by 145% to pay for it. Uncle Sam also would snatch an additional $7 on a case of wine -- a staggering increase of 233%. And that's just the start.

In case 'we the people' object, Obama's latest budget proposal includes plans to double the budget of the IRS, to make sure all Americans invest their fair share.

As America moves ever closer to economic suicide, the House last week advanced 'cap and trade' legislation, imposing the first nationwide limits on the pollution blamed for the, as yet unproven, theory of global warming.

Thankfully for Democrats, only 24% of Americans understand what cap and trade is. Probably even fewer understand that this legislation, called the largest tax increase in history, will cost the average family app. $3,100 more per year in energy costs, according to the Heritage Foundation.

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Conservatives Decry Anti-Bullying Courses As 'Gay Agenda'

“I guess this is the result of the self-esteem movement coupled with entitlement.”

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IF YOU’RE A GUN OWNER, you may be a “terrorist.”
 
WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Furor grows over partisan car dealer closings.

I hope the Public Integrity Section at the Department of Justice looks into this.

UPDATE: A reader notes something about “car czar” Steven Rattner: “Rattner is married to Maureen White, the former National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party.” The comment: “So one of the guys advising SecTreas on this thing is married to someone who used to be one of the people in charge of fundraising for the Democratic Party. This explains so much it’s scary.” Well, it bears a close look.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Megan McArdle notes some skepticism, and the Examiner piece has been updated with additional information that calls this into question. Also, somebody forwarded me an email from John Lott, who’s run the numbers and doesn’t think there’s much here. So don’t get carried away just yet.

As we all know, there is a Leftist-Islamic alliance world wide.  Whether in Europe or America, the leftist media attacks anyone who criticizes Islam, and violent actions committed in the name of Islam are downplayed or covered up.   In my opinion, this has only emboldened the Islamo-Fascists like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda.

The Media, Islam & Political Correctness

Last week’s arrest of four men in the Bronx, New York on charges of plotting to bomb two synagogues and shoot down a military aircraft with a missile has revived an ongoing debate about the connection between Islam and terrorism and the twin pitfalls of religious bigotry and willfully blind political correctness.

The New York Times has been assailed by conservative critics such as Dallas Morning News columnist and blogger Rod Dreher for downplaying a troubling aspect of the case: all the suspects are Muslims. (They had converted to Islam while in prison for drug offenses, theft and other crimes.) The first Times report on May 20 mentioned this fact only in passing - despite a statement by New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s at a press conference that the four had talked frankly about wanting to “commit jihad.”

The Leftists and some Corporatists naviely view Islam as hip and peaceful.   Unfortunately, numerous acts by its followers, show that this is far from the truth.   Islam both as a religion and political movement is an imperialist cult.   Accordingly, America needs to stop Islamic immigration.  Importing the enemies of your civilization is simply madness.  Acts like this show that America is not serious about the Islamic threat.  I believe this can be directly attributecd to the Leftist whitewashing of Islamic history.   Never before has a nation made excuses for its enemies and survived.

It angers me and I wish something can be done.

 

Document drop: What NYTimes reporter Stephanie Strom really knew about ObamACORN

May 28, 2009 02:08 PM by Michelle Malkin

Here are just a few of the exchanges between NYTimes reporter Stephanie Strom and ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief last summer and fall over the increasingly obvious links between ACORN, Project Vote, and the Obama campaign. (Both Strom and MonCrief used pseudonymous e-mail addresses while communicating). It was my blog post on the ACORN/CSI money-laundering scheme that prompted MonCrief to push the story with Strom. Thanks to MonCrief’s continued campaign to get the truth out and aided by investigative crowd-sourcing predominantly on the right side of the blogosphere (in addition to MonCrief’s testimony for Pennsylvania lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh), a plethora of documents and information continue to pour across the web. I’ll have much more on this tomorrow and in coming days. But read these and compare with NYTimes public editor’s smug dismissal of the “Tip that didn’t pan out.”

To quote Strom: “The real story to all this is how these myriad entities allow them to shuffle money around so much that no one really knows what’s getting spent on what…”

How you like these apples now, Mr. Hoyt?

Note: Emails may be a bit hard to read. I’ll put up transcripts shortly, but wanted you to see the originals.45 Comments

 
I just finished a piece on how Dale Rathke, brother of long time CEO Wade Rathke, embezzled about a million dollars, and how Wade covered it up. This is only the beginning of the story and ACORN must be stopped. Blogged that last July. More to come.
 

I came across this article when I did a search of: Eric Holder - ACORN.

From the article:
“Founded on the Cloward/Piven Strategy, the goal of ACORN is the destruction of capitalism through the creation of chaos to overwhelm the system.

After Losing 16,000 Jobs Each Day-- Obama Tells Dems "Not to Rest On Our Laurels"

After losing 16,000 jobs each day since the Spendulus Bill was passed 100 days ago, Barack Obama congratulated himself yesterday at a campaign stop. Obama also told the crowd that now is not the time to "rest on our laurels."

16,000 Jobs Lost Each Day Since ‘Stimulus’ Became Law
After 100 days of ‘stimulus’ we have to ask: Mr. President, are you looking at the same numbers we are?

Via House Republican Conference

Reuters reported:

"When you look at the economy right now, I think it's safe to say we have stepped back from the brink, that there is some calm that didn't exist before," Obama said at a fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee.

Obama took credit for a large share of the turnaround, saying his young administration had accomplished as much or more in its first four months as any administration since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's in the 1930s...

"We can't rest on our laurels because we've got a lot of work to do" in areas ranging from healthcare to education to curbing dependence on foreign oil, he said.
Of course, not everyone was excited to see Franklin Roosevelt socialize the economy back then either.
General Douglas MacArthur thought FDR was a communist.
Joe Hard sent this in:

When Franklin Roosevelt was elected president, many Americans worried the country was moving towards socialism. In the book Maverick Military Leaders, published in 2008, the author Robert Harvey notes that General Douglas MacArthur after having served as the chief of staff under President Hoover, was distraught after the election of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1932.

“MacArthur watched with grim apprehension as Roosevelt was swept to power at the expense of Hoover and the Democrats seized control of both houses of Congress. To MacArthur it almost seemed that the very forces of communism and revolution had won at the ballot box.”
MacArthur wasn't too far off.

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FOX just reported on the petition for BHO BC

Limbaugh: Schwarzenegger ruined California by going moderate

Sotomayor's Gun Control Positions Could Prompt Conservative Backlash

Obama says health care a must this year — or never

 
Just like all the other crap the Kenyan flim-flam man has been jamming down our throats. This scam is the same one used by disingenuous salesman since there was anything to sell, if you don't act today, the offer is gone. You get no time to research the offer.
 

A Home Run (Letter from Bambi to his Minions)

Yep, a racist in his own image ... This reverse racism is going to get old real quick.

A Modern Witch Trial - Racism: the charge against which there is no defense

Study: More than one in five children in U.S. are Latino

 
Canada Has a Frigid May after a Cold Winter

Hey! Let’s Paint The Whole World White!

I XXX you not, THIS is the kind of junk science B-HO’s people are coming up with. ( Junk pResidency, junk "science"- what else did you expect, 52% drools? )

"Just what I want is more glare on the road. Do these idiots DO anything? DO they know how anything works outside thair academic hidey holes? "

Crisis spurs spike in ’suburban survivalists’

Oh Noozes! This cannot be! Duh!1®  now "rules!"

 
 
BLACK POWER, WOMAN POWER, GAY POWER, and the “power” that dare not speak its name.
 
THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR JOHN MCCAIN, thugs would drag screaming journalists away from Air Force one. And they were right! Kicking & Screaming: Journo Dragged From Near AF1.
 

Weird times

May 28, 2009 07:32 PM by Michelle Malkin

A reporter is seeing red after being dragged away from The One.

Energy Secretary Chu is seeing white roofs as Earth’s salvation.

Nancy Pelosi is seeing green rules invading every aspect of your lives.

Weird, creepy times. This wasn’t on the O-teleprompter. Was it, Joe?32 Comments

 
"Every day with P-BO and his Clown Cluster is like watching a Fellini Movie Marathon, it is so far off the charts from reality within a Constitutional Republic... Sanity, please come back, would you?"
 
"If you think THAT is weird, this is positively SCARY weird. You can’t pray at home with friends without a county permit?"
 
"You know what’s not weird? Obama using more “hurry, hurry before they see” tactics to push his health care package through. Can’t dare to oppose anything..."
 
“WANT A NEW CAR IN A FEW YEARS? DIG DEEP.” “New fuel efficiency standards and auto industry woes will drive price tags skyward.” (Via NewsAlert.). Hopi Changi!
 

Portrait Of Duh!1® , As A Young "Man"

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

( The real Queen- of England... )

( The would-be queen-- of 0-Merica... )

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Gibbs Denies Politics In Chrysler Dealership Closings But Unofficial Figures Tell a Different Story **MAP**

Here is a first look at the Chrysler Dealership closings:

It looks like the Left Coast survived the cuts better than the rest of the country.
Using the list of all 789 dealerships to be closed, WND found that owners contributed $450,000 to GOP presidential candidates; $7,970 to Sen. Hillary Clinton; $2,200 to John Edwards and $450 to Barack Obama. Chrysler dealership owners donated to Republicans over Democrats by a ratio of 76% to 24% in 2008. Considering this, it looks like the democrats did VERY WELL in the Chrysler closings.
Meanwhile, Slim Guy is still crunching the donation's data.

Now, here is a map of the Chrysler closings compared to Red and Blue Counties in the 2008 election:

Click to Enlarge
Gwynne from Texas is working on more maps to compare different statistics including this:

I am looking for current Congressional district boundaries from the USGS or Census data which is usually available for free download in GIS formats. Household income data is also available by census tract and we can make a map with that shading as well. I can shade the counties by votes (red vs. blue) if we have a dataset that I can link to the county layer.

When I complete the geocoding for the Open dealers, we can do a spatial analysis with regards to areas around each open dealer - closed dealerships within a 20 mile radius, for example.
That ought to do it.
Thank you, Gwynne!

CDCDI reported...
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs denied that the Chrysler closings were politically motivated.
FOX News reported:

The White House denied Thursday charges by conservative bloggers that President Obama's Auto Task Force, which is overseeing the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry, targeted for closure Chrysler dealers who have contributed to Republicans.

"We don't make those decisions. Ok?," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "Chrysler makes those decisions. So I am sure you can send Chrysler the address of the blog that you refer to. ... We're not involved in making those decisions I would think your question would be appropriately dealt with by the company that is."

Chrysler disclosed in bankruptcy court this month its plan to close 789, or about a quarter, of its 3,200 U.S. dealerships by June 9, provoking a public outcry over the impact.

"In the case of Chrysler I think 75 percent of the auto dealers remained open; that encompasses about 87 percent of annual auto sales," Gibbs said Wednesday.

Chrysler has said the process for selecting which dealerships the company would keep was based on sale volume, location, local market share and potential, customer satisfaction indices and warranty repair availability.

But bloggers say politics was also part of the formula. Among the Chrysler dealers targeted for closure are Florida Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan and competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by Mack McLarty, who served as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton.

Bloggers have also found that some of the dealers have donated nearly $150,000 to GOP candidates and organizations.

"If this data can be validated, it would appear to be further proof that the Obama administration is willing to step over any line to advance its agenda," blogger Doug Ross wrote on his page. "It bodes poorly for America and the rule of law."
But, despite what Gibbs says, Astute Bloggers reported that Obama officials are calling the shots.
Via Reuters:

A lawyer for Chrysler dealers facing closure as part of the automaker's bankruptcy reorganization said on Tuesday he believes Chrysler executives do not support a plan to eliminate a quarter of its retail outlets.

Lawyer Leonard Bellavia, of Bellavia Gentile & Associates, who represents some of the terminated dealers, said he deposed Chrysler President Jim Press on Tuesday and came away with the impression that Press did not support the plan.

"It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom of terminating 25 percent of its dealers," Bellavia said. "It really wasn't Chrysler's decision. They are under enormous pressure from the President's automotive task force."
Again here is what we know so far--
** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Later it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
** Steven Rattner leads The Auto Task Force and is married to the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party, Maureen White.
** The closings in several instances appear to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group's owners gave $15,000 to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.
** After closing the 789 dealerships Chrysler announced that they are already looking to open new franchises.
** Chrysler dealership owners donated to Republicans over Democrats by a ratio of 76% to 24%.
** Using the list of all 789 dealerships to be closed, WND found that owners contributed $450,000 to GOP presidential candidates; $7,970 to Sen. Hillary Clinton; $2,200 to John Edwards and $450 to Barack Obama.

Previously:
Hope, Change & Marxism: Did Obama Target GOP Donors In Chrysler Dealer Closings? (Video)
Shock! Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep Their 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open
More On Chrysler Closings-- Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?
Even GOP Congressman Loses Chrysler Dealership
Dealergate: Mapping the Chrysler Closures
Unreal. After Weeding Out Dealers Chrysler Looking To Open New Dealerships
Car Czar Behind Chrysler Closings Married to Former Dem Party Leader
Dealergate Number Crunching: Looking at US Dealership Political Donations

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Will Obama Trigger the ‘Nuclear Option’?

 
You had better start paying attention, folks- the "Twofer" ( Hispanic Woman, why not a one-legged Lesbian as well? ) is a Kook:
 

Sotomayor: Radical on the SCOTUS

It seems to me this is a watershed moment. Every Republican must vote against this incompetent radical. No more pandering to the soft mushy middle. The Republicans better man up. The folks are fed up. There's more on the nomination of the pro-gun control judicial activist Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

 Sotomayor is a graduate from Princeton University, where her legal theses included Race in the American Classroom, and Undying Injustice: American "Exceptionalism" and Permanent Bigotry, and Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture. In this text, the student Sotomayor explained that the Second Amendment to the Constitution did not actually afford individual citizens the right to bear arms, but only duly conferred organizations, like the military. Instead of making guns illegal, she argues that they have been illegal for individuals to own since the passing of the Bill of Rights.  (More here)

Obama says, just buy Sotomayor's narrative. Her life story, that's what important. Thomas Sowell wrote in a piece entitled 'Empathy in Action':

It is one of the signs of our times that so many in the media are focusing on the life story of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.

You might think that this was some kind of popularity contest, instead of a weighty decision about someone whose impact on the fundamental law of the nation will extend for decades after Barack Obama has come and gone.

Much is being made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor had to struggle to rise in the world. But stop and think.

If you were going to have open-heart surgery, would you want to be operated on by a surgeon who was chosen because he had to struggle to get where he is, or by the best surgeon you could find — even if he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and had every advantage that money and social position could offer?

If it were you who was going to be lying on that operating table with his heart cut open, you wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn about somebody’s struggle or somebody else’s privileges.

The Supreme Court of the United States is in effect operating on the heart of our nation — the Constitution and the statutes and government policies that all of us must live under.

Barack Obama’s repeated claim that a Supreme Court justice should have “empathy” with various groups has raised red flags that we ignore at our peril — and at the peril of our children and grandchildren.           

There's more Sowell at NRO  --

Apparently this beauty is council member of La Raza- "The Race". I have blogged on La Raza here.

President Obama's radical new nominee to replace Associate Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, used to serve on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF (White House backgrounder), one of the racial grievance groups that helped to sink the judicial nomination of Honduran-born Miguel Estrada in 2003.

Along with groups such as the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), LatinoJustice fought a war of attrition against President George W. Bush's 2001 nomination of conservative Miguel Estrada, a Honduran-born immigrant, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Democrats in the Senate filibustered the nomination and a weary Estrada withdrew from consideration in 2003.

Today LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, hailed the nomination of Sotomayor on the basis of her ethno-cultural heritage. "As the second largest and fastest growing population in America, with a large pool of qualified individuals to choose from, it was wholly appropriate for the president to nominate a Hispanic," the group said in a written statement. (PDF)

According to the group's website, it gets some of its funding from George Soros's Open Society Institute.


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America Is Broke (how spectacularly Washington squanders your money)

Lawyers tag nominee as 'terror on the bench'

The Truth About ObamACORN

Guess who Census banned as 'partners'

The U.S. Census Bureau, reflecting what apparently is becoming a political position that involves more than one federal agency, has listed "hate groups," "law enforcement" "and "anti-immigrant groups" among those that would be refused permission to become a partner with the 2010 Census.

The news comes in a series of documents obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act about the census operations.

WND previously reported when the Department of Homeland Security released an "extremism" report that warned local law enforcement officers nationwide to watch out for "potential terrorists" including those who:

* Oppose abortion

* Oppose same-sex marriage

* Oppose restrictions on firearms

* Oppose lax immigration laws

* Oppose the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs

* Oppose continuation of free trade agreements

* Are suspect of foreign regimes

* Fear Communist regimes

* Oppose a "one world" government

* Bemoan the decline of U.S. stature in the world

* Are upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India, and more

At the time, a lawyer pursuing a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano over the "extremist" report said he was not reassured by her later promise to "reword" the document.

Obama 's taxes : small businesses hardest hit

"Johnson declined to say whether she voted for Obama. But she said she ignored his tax plans until her husband, who handles real estate and construction for the schools, mentioned it one day. 'I've since talked to my accountant,' she said. 'And, oh, my gosh!'
 

Unfortunately, the entire process is beyond the understanding of the typical Obama-voter, and therefore meaningless. Gross profit, expenses, net profit, inflation indexes, capital gains, you may as well be speaking Vulcan to those people.

I saw an interesting comment recently: we now have the least competent POTUS elected by the least educated majority in history.

Obama's Plan A is Not Working

It’s working fine.

The intention was never to repair the economy - rather, the intention was always to exacerbate existing problems, then exploit the social unrest thereby created to institute ever-harsher laws and policies to facilitate the Leftist revolution and ultimate Leftist takeover of the U.S.

Crisis spurs spike in ’suburban survivalists’

Follow-Up on the NY Times' Suppression of the Synogogue Bomb Plotters' Muslim Faith

Foster kids get mood-altering drugs without orders or consent, DCF finds (7 yo commits suicide)

Ah, more BlogWarz!
 

What’s Happened To Little Green Footballs Part II

—DrewM.

You may remember Part I from Wednesday night.

In a post entitled, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” Charles was kind enough to reply. I think his arguments deserve the courtesy of being taken seriously (my apologies for not getting to this in a more timely fashion yesterday).

The heart of his argument seems to me to be summed up by this statement...

Criticize policies all you like, and work to defeat politicians you don’t agree with. But wishing out loud for Obama or his Supreme Court nominees to “fail” is mean-spirited, negative, and hands ammunition to your political enemies that they will gladly use.

Again I would remind Charles that Obama wanted both of President Bush’s nominees for the Supreme Court to fail. He may not have used the word “fail” but he attacked their judicial philosophy, supported a filibuster against now Justice Alito and voted no on the floor of the Senate when their nominations came up.

That didn’t seem to hurt his electoral prospects.

I think Republicans should use this opportunity to layout their philosophy on the role of judges and the courts in our system but I do so in the context of hoping Sotomayor fails to win confirmation (though I don't doubt she will be confirmed).

If our disagreement on this point is simply linguistic then it is rather small. Charles simply wishes for conservatives to forswear using the word ‘fail’. If that is the case then what word shall we use? There’s a whole host of synonyms to select from.

However, I think the disagreement is a larger one. Look at this post Charles linked to in his response. It says in part,

The Republican Party is in reactionary denial mode, refusing to look at the real problems that cost them the last two major elections. Unless the party can find a positive message and articulate it clearly, we’re going to have Democratic presidents for the foreseeable future.

First, on one of the larger issues of the day, the so-called “stimulus”, Republicans did offer a positive message and alternative. They got rolled. You see, as the President will tell you, he won. He also won huge majorities in both the House and the Senate. The Democrats own the government. As the opposition party, the Republican party has no leverage, especially at this point in the election cycle. It is their job to point out the flaws in the Democrats' programs (which Charles agrees is okay).

Do I wish that Specter, Snowe and Collins had stuck with the rest of the Republican caucus and caused the 'stimulus' to fail? Yes because it was and is bad policy that will do damage to the country. I have no regrets about that position at all.

History shows that minority parties that lay down markers of opposition and hope their opponents fail can parlay that into later success (see the Republican opposition to the Clinton tax increases in ’92. Yes, the Contract With America was a positive values statement but it came after initial opposition and yes, hopes of failure for Clinton).

Why is it so awful to say that they hope the programs and nominees they oppose ‘fail’ to pass (wishing the for the best outcome should they pass is a separate matter).

Saying we hope that Obama’s policies fail to be enacted and his nominees don’t win confirmation is simply the logical conclusion to the role the opposition party finds itself in at times like these. To not say so is dishonest and leaves us only with the alternative of seeming to acquiesce to Obama and the Democrats’ program. That simply is bad politics and it’s bad for the country.

The people have a right to know where Republicans stand. We hope that policies and laws we think are damaging to the nation fail to be enacted. I’m not sure how that’s controversial.

Politics can be a tough game and sometimes tough words like fail are used. That brings me to my second point.

In my original post, I questioned Charles’ statement that,

Barack Obama ran on a platform of sheer positive messages. Not once did he wish for the other side to fail. You're just wrong to claim that negativity is winning strategy. One of the big reasons why Obama won was because he did NOT go negative -- ever.

I provided several links from sources not known to be friendly to Republicans such as the Washington Post and NY Times documenting several instances where Obama ‘went negative’. Unfortunately, Charles did not elect to address that in his reply.

Again, these are just a few examples of a definite change in direction at LGF over the last few months or years that lead me to no longer follow as closely a blog I once valued so much.

Posted by DrewM. at 09:28 AM New Comments Thingy
 
9 I'd also like to add that some who claim to be on our side believe the prescription for victory means moving farther to the left and a bastardized version of conservatism, which is pretty much in line with what liberals and The MSM claim also.

Funny how this doesn't apply to Democrats however, moving farther to the right that is.

The prescription for more defeats is exactly what Charles and his ilk are advocating.
 
23 Charles Johnson and others like him seem to want the Republican party to be not a party of loyal opposition, but a party of eager accommodation to the Obamacrat agenda. I don't see the point of even having a Republican party, unless they are to provide opposition and alternatives.
 
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So who cares what Charles Johnson thinks?

/Look! Over there!!! Is that a creationist? Jesus! (shudder of terror). Time to rally the lizard mob for a lynching.

Will Obama Nominee Put EU Law Over U.S. Law?

Wrong Then, Wrong Now; The Obama administration is repeating Clinton’s national-security errors.

North Korea Could Opt for Devastating Land Assault

Quiet Sun May Trigger Global Cooling

The following is an *excellent* video documentary on the so-called “Global Warming” I would recommend it to all.... It’s a very well-made documentary.

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”

If you want to download it, via a BitTorrent site (using a BitTorrent client), you can get it at the following link.
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3635222/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle
[this is a high-quality copy, of about a gigabyte in size...]

It’s worth seeing and having for relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers to see.

Also, see it online here...
http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/great_global_warming_swindle.php
[this one is considerably lower quality, is a flash video and viewable online, of course...]

Buy it here...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WLUXZE
[this one would be the very highest quality version, on a DVD disk, of several gigabytes in size...]

Also, in split parts on YouTube...

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 1 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMA6sszChwQ

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 2 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERisgJ3QWjk

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 3 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HLVYwmZoxc

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 4 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr-AG3BA1Go

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 5 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbllTsBHuxk

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 6 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyK7C1OrAAo

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 7 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIX8LcAuMQ

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 8 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ZmCDOZbtM

11 posted on Friday, May 29, 2009 4:25:45 PM by Star Traveler
 

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You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, America! “These milestones remind that what we’ve seen ‘nuthin’of so far during the Obama administration is the aggressive accountability journalism relentlessly aimed at the Bush administration during the eight years prior to the ascension of President Obama.”
 

MURTHA UPDATE: C.R.E.W. Goes After Murtha, Inc. Here’s their “You Don’t Know Jack” graphic illustrating Murtha’s dubious connections.

Plus this: Vulnerable Democrats Urge Close Scrutiny of Colleagues:

 

MORE DOUBTS about whether Republican Chrysler dealers were actually targeted. Given the bullying that went on with the secured creditors — and the way the whole Chrysler restructuring deal was set up to favor Obama constituencies — these charges were certainly plausible. But the evidence doesn’t seem to be there.

PETER ROBINSON: The Problem With California.

The state of California employs some two-and-a-quarter million people, includes almost 400 state agencies, oversees 29 different legal codes, administers a tax code that runs to more than 60,000 clauses or sections and spends more than $100 billion a year.

You’ll hear it said these days that all this complexity makes California ungovernable, and I suppose that even when the economy is booming, not gasping, California will always prove more of a trick to run than the tiniest state, Rhode Island, or the least populous, Wyoming.

Yet the central problem in the Golden State–the disorder that affects every aspect of state government–can be described very simply: The political class in Sacramento believes the people of California exist for the state government, not the other way around.

Read the whole thing.

 

In Johnson’s continued unseemly lust to smear Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and others as supporters of fascists, he is tripping himself up. He seems to think that he can threaten Michelle Malkin and then expect her to come rushing to support his campaign of defamation and lies:

Exhibit 1, dated April 25th, 2009

johnsonmalkin1

Exhibit 2, dated May 28th, 2009

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Well, Charles, you’ll need to start kissing a whole lot of ass if you think anyone is gonna come to your aid. And you better start today.

I got this information from a trusted source who is very high up in the food chain that has been vetted so don’t think that I am just pulling this out of thin air.

Comments:

http://tinyurl.com/m2xjjm

OT: Obama cuts off military sales to Israel because they could be used against Palis.

Take Me, Obama

From the Associated Press' John Rogers (who is a man);

He was tall and stunningly good looking, a guy who could appear pensive and serious one moment and then, with smoke from an unfiltered cigarette swirling around his face, morph into the hippest looking dude this side of James Dean.

h/t OttRob

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Document drop: The truth about ObamACORN

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 29, 2009 10:40 AM

(Photo source: 2008 ACORN slideshow presentation)

They thought it would go away. They were wrong. Obama and the Left thought ACORN’s scandalous racket was a dead issue. But whistleblowers, investigative bloggers, and talk radio continue to press for transparency and taxpayer accountability. Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King has renewed efforts for congressional hearings into the financial structure of the massive, publicly subsidized activist group and its non-profit affiliates. Judicial Watch sheds light on ACORN’s partnership with the Census. Keep an eye on ACORN’s propaganda role in the Obama push for a government health care takeover. And Glenn Beck spotlights the left-wing strategy session to rescue ACORN.

My column today returns to one of the Obama campaign’s big lies — that Barack Obama “never organized with ACORN” and that ACORN had nothing to do with Project Vote. They were joined at the hip back then and they remain joined at the hip today.

Here’s the text of e-mails from ACORN and affiliate staffers patting themselves on the back for their role in Obama’s voter registration drive (click here for the original). Note the addressees, including Frances Piven. Yes, that Frances Piven:

From: Kevin Whelan [specialprojects@citizensservices.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 10:54 PM
To: mslater@igc.org; ‘Sanford Newman’; poldirect@acorn.org; ‘Frances Piven’; lcm25@columbia.edu
Cc: ‘Sarah Massey’; nhendersonjames@projectvote.org; kgillette@projectvote.org; ‘Michael McDunnah’
Subject: RE: Obama’s Voter-registration Drive

Follow Up Flag: Follow up
Flag Status: Red

This is great! Good work everyone!

Kevin

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From: Michael Slater [mailto:mslater@igc.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:39 PM
To: ‘Sanford Newman’; poldirect@acorn.org; ‘Kevin Whelan’; ‘Frances Piven’; lcm25@columbia.edu
Cc: ‘Sarah Massey’; nhendersonjames@projectvote.org; kgillette@projectvote.org; ‘Michael McDunnah’
Subject: Obama’s Voter-registration Drive
Importance: High

Some fine quotes from liberal lawyer Sandy Newman and academic and activist Francis Fox Piven: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080901/hayes

Find it on news stands now.

It’s the coordinated corruption, stupid. And if the GOP doesn’t start fighting back, the consequences will be permanent.

***
The truth about ObamACORN
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

Left-wing groups in Washington, D.C., are panicked. The New York Times and other Team Obama whitewashers have tried hard to suppress mounting evidence of legally suspect coordination between the Obama presidential campaign, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and Obama’s old employer Project Vote (ACORN’s non-profit canvassing arm). Alas, the truth keeps seeping out.

At a closed-door pow-wow hosted Thursday at the left-leaning Center for American Progress, activists discussed how to combat a relentless stream of corruption charges from ACORN/Project Vote whistleblowers. But it’s too late for a reputation bailout. Former Project Vote official and whistleblower Anita MonCrief has harnessed the Internet to crowd-source a massive cache of documents showing ties between Obama staff and the supposedly “non-partisan” ACORN operations.

Last fall, the New York Times abandoned an investigation into whether Obama had shared donor lists with Project Vote, a 501(c)(3) organization that is prohibited from engaging in political activity. Public editor Clark Hoyt earlier this month called it “the tip that didn’t pan out.” Critics suggested that the donor lists could have been compiled through public records. But I have obtained the lists — not only of Obama donors, but also lists of Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry contributors. The records include small donors to the Obama campaign who are not disclosed in public campaign finance databases. It’s information only a campaign could supply.

MonCrief testified under oath last fall that her then-boss, Karyn Gillette, gave her the Obama donor list and told her the campaign had furnished it. Moreover, e-mail between ACORN, Project Vote, and other affiliates, including ACORN’s subsidiary, Citizens Services, Inc. (CSI), make explicit references to working on “Obama campaign related projects.” [Click here for the e-mail.] The “list of maxed out Obama donors” is explicitly mentioned in staff e-mail. [Click here for the e-mail.] Another message from ACORN/Project Vote official Nathan Henderson-James warns ACORN and affiliated staff to prepare for “conservatives…gearing up a major oppo research project on Obama.”

Henderson-James wrote obligatorily, “Understand I’m not suggesting that we gear up to defend a candidate’s campaign.” But that, of course, is exactly what the ACORN enterprise did.

Text of full e-mail [click here for original]:

From: Nathan Henderson-James [sworddirect@citizensservices.org]
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 5:09 PM
To: ‘Zach Polett’; ‘mslater@igc.org’; Kevin Whelan (specialprojects@citizensservices.org)
Cc: Karyn Gillette; ‘communications@acorn.org’; Nordette Adams
Subject: Oppo Research On Obama

Folks,

The attached link goes to a story on TPM Muckraker that says that conservatives are gearing up a major oppo research project on Obama.

We should prepare for this information being used to tie Obama to the bogus voter fraud charges leveled against PV and ACORN from the last two election cycles. It may or may not gain traction, it may or may not be chosen as a way of attacking him, but I think we cannot afford to ignore the possibility and plan what our response(s) might be (if any).

Understand I’m not suggesting that we gear up to defend a candidateís campaign, but prepare for the scrutiny and possible ancillary attacks that will come our way because of this.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/02/tabula_rasa.php

Nathan
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Nathan Henderson-James
Director, Strategic Writing and Research Department
Citizens’ Services, Inc.
3655 S. Grand Ave #250
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213-747-7202 phone, 213-747-4221 fax, 510-213-1970 cell
sworddirect@citzensservices.org www.citizensservices.org

Why does this matter? Transparency, tax dollars, and electoral integrity. ACORN’s own lawyer, Elizabeth Kingsley, acknowledged last year that a vast web of tax-exempt ACORN affiliates were shuffling money around – making it difficult to impossible to track whether campaign rules and tax regulations were being followed. ACORN receives 40 percent of its revenues from taxpayers. Americans deserve to know whether and how much commingling of public money with political projects has occurred over the last four decades – and what role the Obama campaign played in this enterprise.

Remember: Last August, the Obama team admitted its failure to properly disclose $800,000 in payments to ACORN’s subsidiary, CSI – which works hand-in-hand with Project Vote and the ACORN parent organization. Obama mysteriously re-classified the campaign advance work expenditures as “get-out-the-vote” activities. Nary a peep from electoral integrity watchdogs.

Despite heated denials from Team Obama, the links between ACORN, Project Vote, and CSI are inextricable. As Obama himself reminded ACORN leaders after its political action committee endorsed his presidential candidacy in February 2008:

I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That’s what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That’s the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.

As I’ve reported before, the Obama campaign’s “Vote for Change” registration drive, running in conjunction with ACORN/Project Vote, was an all-out scramble to scrape up every last unregistered voter sympathetic to Obama’s big-government vision.

In an e-mail message to whistleblower MonCrief last summer, New York Times reporter Stephanie Strom told the truth: “The real story to all this is how these myriad entities allow them to shuffle money around so much that no one really knows what’s getting spent on what.” By October 6, 2008, Strom had thrown in the towel in the wake of blistering phone conversations with the Obama campaign. She wrote:

“I’m calling a halt to my efforts. I just had two unpleasant calls with the Obama campaign, wherein the spokesman was screaming and yelling and cursing me, calling me a rightwing nut and a conspiracy theorist and everything else…I’d still like to get that file from you when you have a chance to send it. One of these days, the truth is going to come out.”

It’s only just begun.

***

Yesterday, I posted a few of the e-mails between NYTimes Stephanie Strom and ACORN/Project Vote whistleblower Anita MonCrief. You can download the entire series of message by clicking here. Mike Gaynor has transcriptions of several of the message here, including:

1. “I’m a little miffed with the funders, too. They have to be aware that the grants they make to c(3)s like Project Vote are being funneled to Acorn, which, whether c(4) or simply nonprofit corporation under state law, they aren’t supposed to give money to. ” July 10, 2008 8:18:52 PM

2. “I really want to see 1024 Elysian Fields in New Orleans. It’s the official ‘home’ of something like 50-plus Acorn related entities. The real story to all this is how these myriad entities allow them to shuffle money around so much that no one really knows what’s getting spent on what — and for the charities like the housing orgs, that’s a problem. Charitable money cannot be spent on political activities. It’s a big no-no that can cost organizations their exemptions. July 31, 2008 5:17:49

“When you say the DC Local waives the credit report charges if clients sign up for bank drafts with ACORN, do you mean ACORN actually runs a banking services organization? That would be news to me. The rumor I’ve heard about the chief organizer’s fund is that this is what the Rathkes have used to ‘repay’ Acorn and the two charities that Dale embezzled from. It’s a huge slush bucket controlled by Wade and Maude Hurd, no one else.” July 31, 2008 5:17:49 PM

3. “You are a gold mine! = ).” July 31, 2008 6:06:26 PM

4. “Thanks so much for this. I’m getting a clear picture of what went down last week with the fund raising letter and their scramble to get money somewhere, anyway, in response to my questions. Why not just say they’re having trouble? So are lots of nonprofit groups right now, even those that arent connected to a scandal of any sort. Sometimes the cover up is worse than what’s being covered up.” August 3, 2008 11:51:15 AM

5. “I’m a bit worried about reaching out to Amy if she’s in the process of rejoining Acorn. Doesn’t that mean she’s drunkt the Koolaid?” August 4, 2008 1:40:52

6. “I don’t need to ‘out’ the member who was intimidated. I basically just need her to confirm what I’ve been told. I can then recount the incident as if I know it to be fact.” September 4, 2008 8:59:59 PM

7. “Am also onto the Obama connection, sadly. Would love the donor lists. As for helping the Repubs, they’re already onto this like white on rice. SIGH.” September 7, 2008 1:59 PM

8.”Separately, I’m wondering whether you can give me any more details about the Nov. 2007 meeting with the Obama camp. Where did it take place? Who was involved? Any details would help.” September 12, 2008 3:57 PM

9. “You’re the best. If we could get the names of two or three people who were either sacked or forced out on suspicion of having passed information to me, that would clearly demonstrate the lie.

“What a mess.” September 13, 2008 9:43 AM

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1,032 posted on 05/29/2009 3:58:42 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Final Thoughts Final Post
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:23:30 PM · 7 of 8
backhoe to Pagan Power
Well, after the 2006 debacle, I wrote this:


Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
( "In the twilight of the gods, the twilight men will appear..."
Otto Basil, circa 1968 )
 
...but until further notice, I am suspending updates specific to this post.
 
I will continue to update this:
 
DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...
 
with "everything you need to be aware of."
But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.


Then again, after yesterday there's this:

”Zimbabwe On The Potomac...”

You know there were warning signs...

I kept telling people when Bill Clinton slithered in to office, and clung to it, despite all the scandals, and Impeachment itself-- “He's just a symptom. Like a fever is of a disease- there's something wrong with America.”

Like Popular Culture- look at the magazines-- I call it “thugs & jugs,” or “which Pop Tart is popping out whose baby this week?”

Or Katrina- ever seen so many people milling around with their hands out, when they should have been helping themselves?

We did it to ourselves, and The New, Improved Black Jesus is merely a symptom.

All civilizations have a shelf life- once enough citizens figure out that by electing the “right” representatives, they can use the power of the government to pick the pockets of others,

...it's all over, except for the details.

Well, we're in the “details,” now.

Meanwhile, I have to figure out what Miss Emily and I do with what's left of our lives, and bush hog her Mom's old place in the country, because City Life isn't going to be worth living from here on out.

I'll catch you all later...

...maybe...

9,520 posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Obama administration decides it doesn’t want al Qaeda trained Chinese Muslims in US after all.  Amateur hour continues apace.  This arrogant, cream puff pos doesn’t give one damn if the Uighurs populate my street or what havoc they’d reap. 

He just got some pushback from unexpected quarters and some negative polling results.  That’s the only reason he’s backtracking on this. 

EUGENE VOLOKH: “Wise Latina” speech: troubling.

President Obama agrees.

UPDATE: Latinos for impartiality.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Paul Harper writes:

Is it just me or does the administration seem to be very, very much on the back foot right now? Maybe it’s Kim, maybe it’s the appalling jobless figures, the debt, failed treasuries, or something the Chinese said, but it looks to me like the WH is very much looking for some enemies to blame.

The initial ‘be exceedingly careful’ preemptive attack failed completely to divert attention from the ‘wise Latina’ statement. As a result, the administration can’t rely on patterns of accusations that worked extremely well in the past. Are the Brits the new French?

I think it a big mistake to underestimate the President’s mind-control powers, however, especially over the press. I expect pliant Dems will give him everything he wants. Republicans are currently rudderless.

Well, the press covers for people until it stabs them in the back. Will that happen with Obama? Probably, eventually. I think they hope to put it off 5 or 6 years . . . . Meanwhile, the backtracking probably doesn’t help.

MORE: From James Taranto, an Archie Bunker analogy. Plus, “the infamous ‘douche bag’ case.”

425 I have a utlitiy thast gives me the rankings of Websites. understandably google is #1, Facebook #4 and so on, Ace is #7859, Hot Air is #8003 Instapundit #12,501, LGF? #19,692
so Charles is not doing well
 
Police State, 2009 Alert:
 

Rush Limbaugh: "How Do You Get Promoted in the Obama Administration? ...By Hating White People" (Video)

Rush Limbaugh had this to say on Sonia Sotomayor's racist comments: "How Do You Get Promoted in the Obama Administration? ...By Hating White People."

Barack Obama on the other hand said she chose her words poorly and was taken out of context.
Considering her history, this is not likely.

1,033 posted on 05/30/2009 12:30:19 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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What We Owe: $64 Trillion, And Counting

Dealergate Update: What we have so far

Since we last checked in, here are the latest developments in the rope line of strange occurrences Doug Ross has dubbed Dealergate (Some bloggers prefer Mopargate, but many non-motorheads won't get it. Dealergate it is).

In another of the many pesky coincidences to be found in this story, car czar Steven Rattner, the real head of President Obama's auto task force, is married to Maureen White, a former fundraising chair for the Democratic National Committee. Need dealer donor data? No problem...

Chelsea Schilling examined the political donations made by dealers on Chrysler's closing list, data for whom are now in a spreadsheet database, and found that of the majority owners of dealerships who made contributions to candidates in the 2008 election, less than 10 percent donated to Democrats, while 90 percent gave generously to Republicans:

The listed franchise owners contributed at least $450,000 to Republican presidential candidates and the GOP, while only $7,970 was donated to Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign and $2,200 was given to Sen. John Edwards' campaign.

Obama received a combined total of only $450 in donations – $250 from dealer Jane Baldock in Wenatchee, Wash., and $200 from Waco, Texas, dealer Jeffrey Hunter.

Many of the majority owners who donated to Republican campaigns last year also contributed additional thousands to George W. Bush's presidential campaign in 2004 and to help elect GOP representatives.

With the closing list now in spreadsheet form, all sorts of analyses are being run on the data. The format lends itself well to graphical representation, and a side-by-side comparison of maps of closing dealers and congressional districts is worth more than just a thousand words.

Even though the "safe list" of Chrysler dealers remaining open is not yet completely plugged into spreadsheet format, at least four Democrat-donating major dealer groups owning dozens of dealerships have already been found.  They were spared the executioner's axe, while their nearby competitors received letters which began, "We regret to inform you..."

One of those groups, Lithia Motors has 29 dealerships. It will lose just two of these, but will gain 5 more, leaving it with a net increase of 3 outlets. Lithia chairman Sidney Deboer donated over $14,000 to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

The Obama administration denies that the president's auto task force is playing politics with the Chrysler dealership network:

"We don't make those decisions. Ok (sic)?," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "Chrysler makes those decisions. So I am sure you can send Chrysler the address of the blog that you refer to."
The armies of the Left are also deploying to defend the president and his auto panel. Nate Silver threw up some numbers in an attempt to justify his contention that car dealers are all mostly Republicans anyway, and so they will therefore donate to Republican candidates. His choice of a source for donor information, however, was not the non-partisan, independent and non-profit OpenSecrets.org, but the partisan and very biased Huffington Post. Silver's hasty conclusion, "There's no conspiracy here, folks...," is hilariously akin to that old pearl, "Nothing to see here, folks. Move along."

Even "fair and balanced" Fox News pulled random samples of 50 dealers from each list, compared them and found no significant differences. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? A sample size of 50, however, is not the statistical stuff from which small margins of error are derived.

Whether the Obama administration is trying to punish auto dealers who supported the president's opponents in the 2008 election or not doesn't matter, according to The Other McCain:

The point is, there was evidence to suggest that the Obama administration may have been wielding its economic power -- gained at future taxpayers' expense -- to punish political enemies. The accusation was serious enough to call for very thorough reporting, but the major media tried to dismiss the accusation before actually doing the reporting.
While the so-called mainstream media is too busy defending the object of its affection, at least two members of the Democrat-controlled congress are beginning to ask some questions of the president's auto task force, a government entity which has so far been free of any congressional oversight and has failed to demonstrate even a grain of transparency. At least one state's bipartisan senatorial delegation has written the auto task force on behalf of Chrysler and GM dealerships that are being closed:
"Many Missouri dealers are asking us why certain profitable dealers, costing the auto companies nothing, were selected for closure," [Claire] McCaskill, a Democrat, and [Kit] Bond, a Republican, wrote to White House car czar Steve Rattner. "From this perspective it appears an arbitrary standard may have been used to make these decisions … these dealers deserve a little more than just a pink slip in the mail."
On the House side, at least one U.S. congressman is also asking questions, and with good reason. Even before receiving his notice from Chrysler, Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan was told by a House colleague that his own Florida dealership is on the chopping block:
"It's an outrage. It's not about me. I'm going to be fine," said Buchanan, the dealership's majority owner. "You're talking over 100,000 jobs. We're supposed to be in the business of creating jobs, not killing jobs," Buchanan told News 10, a local Florida television station.
Where does it all go from here? The tedious and time-consuming work of slamming the safe dealer list -- the complete list, not just a random sample -- has to be completed. Then, and only then, will we have statistically significant answers to the many questions that have been raised by the footloose and fancy free manner in which the Obama administration and MOPAR management appear to have handled the task of pruning down the chrysler dealership network.

We would suggest that if the auto task force and Chrysler want their criteria and methodology to be believed, both should immediately release transcripts -- or at least the meeting minutes -- of their deliberations on the matter of the dealer closings. But don't hold your breath...

Addendum: We almost overlooked one of the most incredible chapters in the story so far. Almost a month ago, even before the closing Chrysler dealers got their notices, the company said that it was looking for new dealers to replace its "underperforming" dealers in small markets. Underperforming, like the many Five Star dealers (previously touted by Chrysler as its very best agencies) that are being closed.  Before the pinks slips were even printed. You can't make this stuff up.

Where is the GOP?

Wiping Pelosi's ass.

 
I told you people,
"Elect The New, Improved Black Jesus," and you will see "all abortion, all gun control, all gay garbage-- All The Time..."
 
Well...

'Gay' activist to oversee public classroom 'safety'

I told you people,
"Elect The New, Improved Black Jesus," and you will see "all abortion, all gun control, all gay garbage-- All The Time..."
 
Well...

Democrats wait for tragedy to enact weapon legislation

 
Hmmm... The Twofer ( Hispanic, Gal ) is a one-legged Lesbian as well?

ANDY MARTIN SET TO DISCLOSE THE "SECRET LIFE OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR"

Liberals = Human lemmings.

Sotomayor and White Wise Guys

Obama Pays His Debt To La Raza -- Nominates Sotomayor

Obama Picks Anti-gun Judge for the Supreme Court.

OBAMA LEARNS ABOUT ONE OF HIS INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES -- AT BURGER JOINT...

... seriously, how long can the MSM really whitewash how much of a dolt he really is?

He's at least as knowledgeable and intelligent as the people who voted for him, and that includes the majority of those who work for the MSM.

The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys

Obama Defends Sotomayor's Racial Comment On The NBC Nightly News (Video)

Why not? He's a racist and a bigot- read his writings...
 
 
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RUSH IN A HURRY -- America's Piqata Strikes Back

I’m pissed at Rush.

Starting in March 2008, I began sending him voluminous emails detailing facts garnered about Barak Obama’s background. Rush never used any of it, nor did it appear that he launched his own researchers to verify any of it. Some of the sources were in British Columbia, Canada, and another in Indonesia. Rush has the monetary resources to send people out and investigate, but no, he did not do anything of the kind.

Now Obama has had ample time to cover his tracks. It is amazing how much public information about this man has been scrubbed from any accessable online source.

Now Republicans who owned Chrysler dealerships are finding that their livelihood is being erased, their businesses yanked away from them, and given instead to racial minority supporters of Obama. This is something typical of banana republics, not the U.S.A.!

Obama has packed the FCC with his supporters - no Conservatives on the commission! - so there is limited time left for the likes of Rush, Levin, and Sean Hannity before their shows disappear and racial minorities and left-wing women predominate the airwaves. Of course, no one will be listening.

It would have been so much easier if the fact that Obama is a British citizen, a foreign national and not a U.S. citizen, had been publicly proclaimed last fall and the election affected. But no, no one with the audience of the size of Rush had the courage to come forward and tell the truth even after Obama acknowledged in on his own online site!

Obama’s father was a British citizen and registered his son as a British citizen shortly after birth. The only way to undo that registration is by legally repudiating such citizenship and naturalizing with another nation. Barak H. Obama II never took any of those legal steps. He is a foreign national and a usurper in OUR White House!

13 posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 3:33:03 AM by SatinDoll
 

Let Them Eat Cake -- Gays Protest Outside Obama Fundraiser (pictures)

Don’t bother petitioning Barack Obama for a redress of grievances. Barack Obama, the imperious yet bowing vassal to the Saudi Arabian king, can’t be bothered to take notice of Americans with grievances.

The maligned Marie Antoinette is falsely supposed to have replied to the hungry cries of French peasants for “bread!” with the uninformed and callous riposte “Let them eat cake.” Marie, was also blamed for the penurious French treasury and tarred with the epithet Madame Déficit.

Barack Obama is our own real life Madame Déficit and yesterday he regaled Hollywood’s high and mighty powers with his own version of “Let them eat cake.”

Last year Obama visited California and while there among his rich, callous, “creative class” friends, Obama sniffed that small town Americans were “bitter” and clung to God and guns. Yesterday, Obama visited California to once again raise money and fully displayed his contempts.

Fraud

Meet Your Neighbor, The Survivalist

If you haven’t seen this site, it has very good info, links to survival goods sites, etc., and the guy who runs it wrote a very good book: “Patriots”

http://www.survivalblog.com/

Are tea partiers the new 'terrorists'? [R.I. Democrat alleges Tea Party organizer is terrorist]

A tea party protester claims he was investigated as a terrorist by the Joint Terrorism Task Force of the FBI after he sent letters to his representatives criticizing the government for spending money he says the U.S. does not have.
 

The secret fuel that made the Spitfire supreme

If Obama were President at that time, nope no tetraethyl lead can do. Bad for the environment, dontcha know. We would have lost for that reason alone, although there would surely have been many other reasons.
 

1,034 posted on 05/30/2009 1:36:38 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of the Obama Administration’s Scary Trial Balloon

a new national Value-Added Tax (VAT)
a VAT is a  tax built-in over the manufacturing process so each step is taxed.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Teleprompter

Doesn’t Kim Jong Il have a compelling personal story? Like Sonia, he grew up in a poor neighborhood...
 
More sparkling brilliance from the king of commentators.
We already are in the “the post-American world”.

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Lawmakers Bill Taxpayers For TVs, Cameras, Lexus

-ø-bammy has never heard of major satellite intelligence agency

-Palin hits ø-bammy on missile defense again
 
28 I gotta admit, Obama is a magic negro. The man told everyone exactly what he was going to do, spread the wealth, talk with any dictator he could find, sell Israel down the river, etc., and he still got elected. Now he's doing just what he promised and his popularity still seems intact. That's some serious magic.
 

These Words Will Haunt President Obama

"It will take a lot of money for a long time to keep Government Motors afloat.

It will take lots of taxpayer money. The Cap and Trade Scam and the newly floated Value Added Tax are going to sail right through the congress because of and over powering liberal membership and their support in the media.

"Is there any Republican around who can make a coherent argument to the public about this?

It appears that there will be very little opposition to the Obama juggernaut. The shell game of a trillion in fake stimulus which no one can account for; the moves against banking and government control of how they loan and the quasi takeover of automakers by a government and labor partnership to be financed by taxpayers will spell almost certain doom for our republic once the republicans are bullied into going along with a takeover of health care.

Everyday I hear more stories of successful and resourceful people planning to wind down their businesses, curb their spending and borrowing and even rethink where they want to live (or move) in the not to distant future.

There is bad stuff going on and for the most part we are helpless. Given the last election returns, it looks like around 50 million Americans are happy to see what is transpiring.
-- Now, what about the 50 million who aren't? I guess we'll just watch the destruction and send emails to our friends with photoshop jokes that make fun of the man who is taking complete control of our lives.

18 posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 2:47:08 PM by Baynative
 

B'nai Brith says without censorship laws there would be "anarchy"

I review Aaron Klein's depressing new book over at my Examiner.com site.

Klein’s new book, The Late Great State of Israel: How Enemies Within and Without Threaten the Jewish Nation's Survival also features his one-of-a-kind, candid encounters with jihadists, who are shockingly blunt about their intentions.

Attention, liberal do-gooders: all that stuff about a “two state solution” and “living in peace” is pure public relations propaganda. The true goal of the “Palestinians” and their worldwide sympathizers is simply this: to eliminate the state of Israel, and eventually, every Jew on the face of the earth.

'The Gay Community Is So Incredibly Stupid We Really Don't Know What Else To Say Anymore'

Nobody brings the bitch like the boys at HillBuzz.

Mrs. Bucket Says:


Any one see this and/or have thoughts on it?

http://www.hillaryis44.org/2009/05/26/obama-goes-a-courting/

These gay community “leaders” are complicit in this ugly episode because when it was time to stand up for their community and against Barack Obama these “leaders” remained silent.

We wrote about the complicity of gay community “leaders” in The Shame Of The Democratic Left, Part III:

The Democratic Left, and yes, Gay-American leaders, threw Gay-Americans under the bus this past year in order to worship at the unworthy Barack Obama’s altar. Now the Democratic Left and Gay-American leaders are whining that Obama has stabbed them in the back.

Not once during the primaries nor during the general election did these leaders hold Obama to account. Not once did these leaders threaten to withhold votes – the only language political thugs like Obama understand. Now they are whining.

Barack Obama has indeed stabbed Gay-Americans in the back. Barack Obama can’t be trusted… by friend nor foe… Obama simply can’t be trusted. But the very late protests by the Democratic Left are whines from hypocrites.

One of the issues on which we prominently opposed Obama was the issue of gay rights. We prophetically wrote:

Gay-Americans must realize that Obama has gay-bashed in the past. If it comes down to getting votes from evangelical voters, socially conservative African-Americans or any constitutency group – Obama will betray Gay-Americans:



1,035 posted on 05/30/2009 12:24:44 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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The Tipping Point

MUST SEE video. US Citizens vs Obama

If you can't take the time to write at least a brief synopsis of the content of the video, then it isn't worth my time to view it.

Agree. However, I bit ... and found it interesting. It seems more people are beginning to ask the question ... is this man ... 'O' ... a fraud?

Mostly a bunch of interviews with people over Zero's lack of birth certificate. Certainly not must see by those who know about it already. Now if you want images set to music that grabs you ,then scares you, watch this.

The Real Sotomayor Issue

...just a card-carrying-member of...

Profile
Sonia Sotomayor

“She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage, and the National Council of La Raza.”

American Bar Association
http://www.abanet.org/publiced/hispanic_s.html

http://tinyurl.com/kl9j2d

 

"Chuckles has gone over to the dark side, or around the bend. I realize it IS his blog, but he is denying any type of dissent, to the point of outting people on this site. I find this appalling, but not surprising."

 

Shock. Dem Dealers Support Chrysler Closing Plans


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Published on 5/28/2009 in the Riverside Press

The above ad appeared in several national newspapers this week including the The Wilmington News Journal on page A18, Thursday, May 28, 2009, and The Riverside Press.
The ad is in support of the Chrysler National Dealer Council.
Exit82 reported:

The ad is a full page and reads like a BS account of why the elimination of dealers was necessary, good for Chrysler, so sorry it had to happen to some of our friends, blah, blah, blah.

I believe this ad was part of a nationwide ad buy in many papers because it is written to a antional audience.

My BS meter pinged immediately.

The following people/dealers were listed at the bottom of the ad, supposedly supporting it. We should study the list to see the if they were retained and what party they donated to:

Mickey Anderson
Baxter Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Omaha, NE

Jim Arrigo
Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep
West Palm Beach, FL

Sid DeBoer
Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Inc.(Bingo—a Lithia member)
Medford, OR

Chuck Eddy
Bob & Chuck Eddy C-D-J
Austintown, OH

Hayden Elder
Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Athens, TX

Charlie Foulke
Cherry Hill Dodge
Cherry Hill, NJ

Bill Golling
Golling Chrysler Jeep, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Carlos Hidalgo
Folsom Lake Dodge
Folsom, CA

Mike Lowry
Allen Samuels Dodge
North Richland Hills, TX

Bill McSkimming
River Front Chrysler Jeep
North Aurora, IL

Jon Myers
Naples Dodge and Chrysler
Naples, FL

Eric Nielsen
Franklin Sussex Auto Mall
Sussex, NJ

Andy Palmen
Palmen Motors, Inc.
Kenosha, WI

Gary Panteck
Brunswick Auto Mart, Inc.
Brunswick, OH

John Schenden
Pro Chrysler Jeep
Thornton, CO

Bill Shepherd
Greenbrier Chrysler Jeep
Chesapeake, VA

Joel Sporn
Westbury C-J
Westbury, NY

The ad also announced a website called ChryslerDealerSupport.
Smith6450 discovered this:

Here’s what I found on the dealers on the list:

1. Mickey Anderson is a GOP donor.
2. Carlos Hidalgo and McSkimming gave no money to candidates, but their local Dodge competitors will be closed down. They will each be the only chrysler dealers in their areas.
3. John Myers gave no money to candidates, but their local Jeep competitor will close. Myers will be the only local Chrysler dealer in the area.

Since 2007, the following dealers gave money to candidates:

1. Jim Arrigo gave $3,300 to Ron Klein (D)
2. Chuck Eddy gave $500 to John Boccieri (D)
3. Charles Foulke gave $6,900 to Robert Andrews (D) and $6,300 to various Democrats from 1994-2000
4. Andrew Palmer gave $750 to Russ Feingold (D) and $500 to Paul Ryan (R)
5. John Schenden gave $900 to Joan Fitz-Gerald (D)
So the democratic dealers who were left untouched and those dealers who lost local competitors support the Chrysler closings.
What a shock!

Here's another look at the dealers from Open Secrets:

Mickey Anderson- $2,000 GOP candidates
Jim Arrigo- $3,300 Dem candidates
Sidney DeBoer- $18,900 Dem candidates
Chuck Eddy- $500 to Dem candidates
Hayden Elder- no record
Charlie Foulke- $13,000+ to Dem candidates (1993-2000)
Bill Golling- no record
Carlos Hidalgo- no record
Mike Lowrey- $8,050 GOP, $250 Ron Paul
Bill McSkimming- no record
Jon Myers- $850 Dem candidates
Eric Nielsen- $5,600 GOP candidates
Andrew Palmen- $750 Dem candidate (Russ Feingold)
Gary Panteck- $2,500 to Car Dealers Assn.
John Schenden- $900 Dem candidates, $5,000 Car Dealer Assn.
Bill Shepherd- no record
Joel Sporn- no record

Conclusion: 7 gave to Dem candidates-- 3 gave to GOP candidates including Ron Paul.

Related... No wonder these democratic dealerships supported the closings:

The ratio of donations for dealers that were shuttered was 42 to 1, GOP to Democrat.

Again here is what we know so far--
** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Later it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated.
** The Auto Task Force, which includes Obama cabinet members, is reportedly calling the shots on which dealerships will close and stay open.
** Steven Rattner leads The Auto Task Force and is married to the former National Finance Chair of Democratic Party, Maureen White.
** The closings in several instances appear to benefit Dem donating dealers where local GOP-linked dealerships were closed.
** Even Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida and found out from a colleague on the House floor.
** Lithia Motor Group's owners gave $15,000 to two Democrat candidates and support nationalized healthcare. They will likely lose just two of 29 dealerships and gain 5 more.
** One report claims the odds that these Chrysler closings occurred without partisan bias are less than 1%.
** After closing the 789 dealerships Chrysler announced that they are already looking to open new franchises.
** Chrysler dealership owners donated to Republicans over Democrats by a ratio of 76% to 24%.
** Using the list of all 789 dealerships to be closed, WND found that owners contributed $450,000 to GOP presidential candidates; $7,970 to Sen. Hillary Clinton; $2,200 to John Edwards and $450 to Barack Obama.
** 40 Democrat-friendly dealerships will become 42 dealerships after the dust settles. Their competition gutted as well.

Previously:
Hope, Change & Marxism: Did Obama Target GOP Donors In Chrysler Dealer Closings? (Video)
Shock! Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep Their 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open
More On Chrysler Closings-- Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?
Even GOP Congressman Loses Chrysler Dealership
Dealergate: Mapping the Chrysler Closures
Unreal. After Weeding Out Dealers Chrysler Looking To Open New Dealerships
Car Czar Behind Chrysler Closings Married to Former Dem Party Leader
Dealergate Number Crunching: Looking at US Dealership Political Donations
Gibbs Denies Politics In Chrysler Dealership Closings **MAP**
Dealergate Update: Corrupt Dem-Donating Auto Group Keeps Dealerships

“If Obama’s lost Ted Rall, he’s lost un-America.” Heh. Now that’s funny. Plus, a stroll down memory lane.

MORE ON THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S ACCEPTANCE OF voter intimidation.

UPDATE: “How dare you petition the government!”

REASON: Islam, The Media and Political Correctness.

Gov. Mitch Daniels Attacks Dem's Cap & Tax Bill in Weekly GOP Address

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers."

Senator Barack Obama
Speaking on his energy policies
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2008
Barack Obama admitted in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle during the 2008 campaign that cap and trade energy policy would "cause electricity prices to skyrocket."
Via Special Report with Bret Baier

Indiana Republican Governor Mitch Daniels attacked Democrats today for the massive Cap & Tax bill that will decimate the US economy and cost American families $700 to $1,400 per year.
Real Clear Politics reported:

Republicans on Saturday attacked the climate change proposal crafted by congressional Democrats and endorsed by President Barrack Obama as doing little to reduce global warming while saddling Americans with high energy costs.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, in the GOP's weekly radio and Internet address, called the House climate bill "a classic example of unwise government." The address culminated a week of coordinated Republican attacks on the Democratic proposal which would require the first nationwide reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

GOP House members used the weeklong Memorial Day congressional recess to drum up voter opposition to the Democratic bill. The governor's criticism echoed Republican lawmakers' arguments at "energy summits" in Pennsylvania, Indiana and California and at other forums during the week.

The proposal to cap greenhouse emissions "will cost us dearly in jobs and income and it stands no chance of achieving its objective of a cooler earth" because other nation's such as China and India will not have to follow, argues Daniels, according to a transcript of the Saturday address.

"The cost for all American taxpayers will be certain, huge, and immediate. Any benefits are extremely uncertain, minuscule, and decades distant," maintains Daniels.

The climate bill would require a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020 and 83 percent reduction by mid-century. It advanced from the House Energy and Commerce Committee shortly before lawmakers left Washington for their holiday break, getting only one GOP vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she wants to take up the measure in the full House this summer.

"The national energy tax imposed by Speaker Pelosi's climate change bill would double electric bills here in Indiana, working a severe hardship on low income families, but that's only where the damage starts," says Daniels. "In a state where we like to make things, like steel and autos and RVs, it would cost us countless jobs. ... Our farmers and livestock producers would see their costs skyrocket. and our coal miners would be looking for new work."
FOX News has more on the GOP address.

1,036 posted on 05/30/2009 4:10:20 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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White House pushing to gag stimulus critics

May 30, 2009 10:03 AM by Michelle Malkin

Caution: Obama gangland tactics at work.

( More thuggery trying to shut down the media:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/23065.html )

In keeping with his past campaign tactics to shut critics up through brute force, the White House appears to be taking steps to crack down on critics of the trillion-dollar porkulus law.

Is anyone surprised? Mark Tapscott at the Examiner reports:108 Comments |

 
"Possibly this why we need an INTERNET CZAR to shut down any criticism or analysis of the (lack) of results on the government “economic improvement” spending..."
 
"Hope and Change for fascists, eh Obama?"

The 1st Amendment: Fun While It Lasted

Is there nothing that Obama can't do? "White House moves to restrict criticism of stimulus projects".

Posted by Kate at 9:38 AM| Comments (21)
 
"This is quite disturbing. I've had friends debate heatedly whether an Obama - Hitler comparison is fair or completely incredulous. Moves like this only add fuel to the debate. But, to be sure, Obama and all leaders deserve both scrutiny and respect."
 
"Liberal fascists know they must be subtle rather than obvious. This is why most folks don't realize that they're living in a fascist regime. It's just too subtle, and many folks don't want to use their brains so as to see the fascism."
 
A Modest Proposal [Dan Collins]

I think that it’s about time that we stop standing athwart socialism, shouting, “Stop, douchebag!”

Let’s just face it: He won.

So, I think it’s meet and good that we start thinking about what we’d like to have in an America-themed Las Vegas casino, where we can all go to be nostalgic. I nominate Lileks and Iowahawk to help frame the idea. Maybe Obama will come to dedicate the Casino SuXxOr, or whatever we call it.

It’s Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around Saturday at No Sheeples Here, and Maggie’s Farm brings the links, too.

Naturally, Maggie Katzen wants to turn the whole thing into a cathouse.

P.J. O’ROURKE: “The fate of Detroit isn’t a matter of economics. It’s a tragic romance, whose magic was killed by bureaucrats, bad taste and busybodies.” Plus this: “We’re way the heck out here in Valley Bottom Heights and Trout Antler Estates because we were at war with the cities. We fought rotten public schools, idiot municipal bureaucracies, corrupt political machines, rampant criminality and the pointy-headed busybodies. . . . And thanks to our cars, when we lost the cities we weren’t forced to surrender, we were able to retreat.”

UPDATE: Larry Kudlow: Little Green Cars.

SO MUCH FOR FIERCE MORAL URGENCY: U.S. vows to keep using ’state secrets’ defense.

UPDATE: The Emily Litella Presidency? “It’s one more in a long series of instances in which the Obama administration has backtracked on its campaign promises–fortunately!–by keeping Bush administration anti-terror policies in place.”

 

Found this interesting, and obscure, op-ed by a small Texas county GOP chair. People like this are the future of the GOP. He gets it, and isn’t afraid to put his name, and words, into the fight. Russ Duerstine is Tom Green County Republican Party chair.

Unpatriotic, inconsistent left.

Good piece up at IBD.
An Unhealthy Infatuation With Obama.

 

Filed Under (LGF) by savage

I happened to be browsing through the AoSHQ threads and I was alerted through our email system to a post by Irish Rose which is as follows:

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Do you know what it means to be “intellectually dishonest”?

You’re a smart enough person, so I’d guess that you do.

Since you seem to be a bit challenged in the honesty department, though, I’ll post the def here from Wiki:

Intellectual dishonesty is dishonesty in performing intellectual activities like thought or communication. Examples are:

* the advocacy of a position which the advocate knows or believes to be false or misleading

* the advocacy of a position which the advocate does not know to be true, and has not performed rigorous due diligence to ensure the truthfulness of the position

* the conscious omission of aspects of the truth known or believed to be relevant in the particular context.

Now, you and I both know that Mr. Johnson isn’t collecting documentation about certain individuals simply because these people “disagree” with him… you know it full well.

ed. note: he sure the hell has!

So don’t be an ignoramus and post your intellectually dishonest crapola here. This blogger knows better and is going to call you on it.

Look, friend… this is the way it works in the real world:

Negative and dishonest actions and behaviors come with consequences, consequences that are usually painful… sometimes very painful. It’s a hard fact of life, and a sad lesson that we all have to learn eventually (some of us learn it sooner rather than later).

The arrogant blog jockeys who have been attacking Mr. Johnson relentlessly for months on end - slandering him in public and libeling him on every website that will give them the bandwidth to do so - have stupidly fooled themselves into thinking that they can’t be identified.

They also believe that they are above accountability, for some odd reason.

They’re wrong on both counts, as they will soon be finding out.

You didn’t really think that Mr. Johnson was going to let you get away with smears, slander and libel indefinitely, did you?

Your time of reckoning has arrived. So enjoy those painful consequences, friend… I hear that they go down good with a nice slice of humble pie.
********************************************************************************

Looks like a threat to me.

Comments? http://tinyurl.com/ndbfbb

"… so she claims that Charles isn’t collecting private information and outing folks online, then follows it (as evidence) by stating that folks that ’slander’ (a subjective term, given the person involved) Charles will have to face the consequences and shouldn’t expect to be able to remain anonymous?...meanwhile, Charles puts up a thread ripping on us (again) and puts up a picture and real name of savagenation (again) and puts up a misleading quote (without backstory) to make savagenation out to be a radical psycho (again)."

" #3 by LanceKates

Well, that fat redheaded slut posted my real personal info on her site also."

"...just trying to scare us into being quiet. It is internet terrorism….. the cyber version of rioting and burning cars."

"Wow, this is really starting to verge on silly. CJ and his followers are accusing others of stalking while they are the ones who are looking for real names and “outing” them on the internet. Seems as if Irish Rose doesn’t quite get the real definition of intellectual dishonesty."

I got this link from a poster whose name escapes me at this early hour, but…

If you wish to preserve evidence from the web that unscrupulous characters with Admin privileges like to delete/hide, try this:

Hmm, I can’t see it, cut & paste:

http://www.backupurl.com/create.php

 

The Obamas Jet To NYC For ‘Play Date’

May 30th, 2009

From a swooning Associated Press:

The presidential limo waits outside as U.S. President Barack ...

The presidential limo waits outside as U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama see the play "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone" during a personal visit in New York May 30, 2009.

First couple’s date: dinner and a Broadway show

By ANN SANNER, Associated Press Writer

Saturday, May 30, 2009  

(05-30) New York (AP) — President Barack Obama made good on a campaign promise to his most important supporter Saturday night — his wife, Michelle.

The president and first lady jetted to a date in New York late Saturday afternoon, aides and media in tow.

"I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished," the president said in a statement an aide read to the press.

After dining a little more than two hours at Blue Hill, a West Village restaurant touted by New York magazine as a "seminal Greenmarket haven" that features food grown by chef and owner Dan Barber on his upstate farm, the president and first lady headed to the Belasco Theater to make curtain call for "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone."

The play by August Wilson is about black America in the early 1900s, with residents of a boardinghouse recalling their migration from the sharecropping farms of the South to the industrialized North.

As the motorcade left the West Village and drove up Sixth Avenue to the theater, crowds of people, at times about eight deep, gathered on the sidewalks of the blockaded streets to wave as the Obamas passed. Some cheered. Cab drivers opened their doors and stood on the frames of their taxis to glimpse the president and first lady.

The White House declined to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers, and even before the smaller jet left Washington, the there-and-back trip drew criticism from the Republican National Committee. The RNC issued a news release that chastised Obama for saying he understands American’s troubles, but then hopping up to New York for "a night on the town."

Noting that General Motors is expected to file for Chapter 11 protection on Monday, the news release said: "Putting on a show: Obamas wing into the city for an evening out while another iconic American company prepares for bankruptcy."

In an interview before his inauguration, Barack Obama said he and his wife like having "date nights," usually on Fridays. Since moving to Washington, the Obamas have managed to fit in at least a few nights out in the nation’s capital

How much will this cost the US taxpayers?

Mind you, this is the same man who chided people for using their own money to go to Las Vegas.

By the way, note that the Obamas went to a ‘black’ show.

When does he ever pay homage to his white side?

(Thanks to Caligirl9 for the heads up.)

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"While us lowlife taxpayers work nights and weekends in part to pay the incredibly high tax burden he will put on us, he takes weekends off, on our dime. While we sit and freeze this winter because we can’t afford to turn the furnace up to even comfortable levels because of his crap and tirade scheme, he will have himself sweating it out in a short sleeve shirt in the White House, again, on our dime."

A little "Before & After" preview of Mo's Merica:

A Look at Cuba Before Its Destruction By the Castro Regime (Video)

Before the Castro brothers destroyed Cuba it was truly an island paradise.
Here is video of its thriving capital Havana before the evil reign of the Marxist Castro regime:

Via The Real Cuba
What a beautiful country before its destruction. How sad.

And, to think that just last month 7 Congressional Democrats traveled to Cuba to prop up this evil regime.
Disgusting.

Previously:
A Look at Iran Before Jimmy Carter & the Ayatollahs (Video)

1,037 posted on 05/31/2009 1:36:53 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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It's Good To Be the King--Obama's Million Dollar New York City Joyride

 
 

What Is It That Former Russian Communists Understand That American Liberals Do Not?

 
Well, what with Iran & The People's Honest to God Really Democratic Republic of Nork, we may need this sooner than we care to think about:

Israel Defense Forces IDF Homefront Command Instructions For Missile Attack

Loony Land Alert ( but, Hey- a trillion here, a trillion there-- pretty soon, you're talking real money... ):
 

Banks Want Government Subsidies to Buy Assets from Themselves

From the headlines of the Wall Street Journal: “Banks Aiming to Play Both Sides of Coin — Industry Lobbies FDIC to Let Some Buy Toxic Assets With Taypayer Aid From Own Loan Books (subscription required, but Calculated Risk has an excerpt). I thought the headline had to be a mistake until I read the article.

Girly Men and Girly Sons

White farmers in fear after herdsmen grab land – (REDISTRIBUTING THE WEALTH)

U.S. faces Zimbabwe-sized inflation rate, Faber warns

Little Green Cars

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What’s Wrong With A little Wealth Redistribution Anyway?


1,038 posted on 05/31/2009 2:06:49 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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8 Amazing Technicolor Images of Nuclear Fireballs
 

OBAMA TO OFFER HIS "PERSONAL COMMITMENT" TO MUSLIMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAIRO

His personal commitment? Perhaps Obama will come clean. One thing is fosho, Obama exonerated me from every vile leftwing accusation during the run up to the election. He proved everything I said to be true.

Will Obama be the first Muslim leader in history to be kind to the Jews and infidels? Color me skeptical.

Obama speech to offer personal commitment to Muslims AFP (hat tip Susan)

President Barack Obama will offer a "personal commitment" to bridge US differences with Muslims in his long-awaited speech to the Islamic world next week in Egypt, aides said.

But White House advisors said Friday that Obama would not shy away from addressing "tough issues" in the speech on Thursday at the University of Cairo which will be co-hosted by Al-Azhar University, an ancient center of Islam and learning.

"The speech will outline his personal commitment to engagement, based upon mutual interests and mutual respect," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

I don't respect persecution of Christians,  honor killings, clitorectomies, shariah law, Jew hatred, 911...........................

"He will discuss how the United States and Muslim communities around the world can bridge some of the differences that have divided them.

UPDATE: Must we respect this too, Hussein Obama?

On May 10th,  2008, Egypt's Culture Minister, Faruq Hosni, a candidate to become UNESCO's director general, said following a question by an opposition deputy in parliament,

"I'd burn Israeli books myself if I found any in libraries in Egypt."

UPDATE: Airlift of 3,000 Secret Servicemen to Cairo to secure Obama speech to Muslims

DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2009, 8:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

US president Barack Obama has not yet decided whether his historic speech reaching out to the Muslim world will be delivered on June 4 from a lecture hall at Al Azhar University in Cairo or its main mosque, DEBKAfile's Middle East sources report. If the second, his address will take place in the presence of Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, the Sunni Muslim world's greatest religious authority. In any event, Al Azhar is the most eminent school of Islamic learning in the world and the US president therefore expects its impact to far outweigh his first address to Muslims from Istanbul.

His arrival from a meeting with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh on June 3 is planned to add extra weight to Obama's dramatic outreach to Muslims, since the king officiates as Custodian of the Holy Places to Islam.

Radical Muslims will therefore have all the more reason for rejecting it.

Giant transports have been landing at Cairo airport, unloading a fleet of armored vehicles, White House helicopters, counter-terror weapons and the vanguard of the 3,000 Secret Service officers backed by CIA and FBI personnel who will secure the US president during his stay in Egypt. Cairo will soon be in turmoil as forces are deployed from a command center at the American Embassy to control sections of downtown Cairo, with guard posts on the Nile River's banks, the international airport, main railway terminals and approaches to the city.

Some 30,000 Egyptian security personnel including army units stationed in Cairo have been placed on special duty until the American president leaves. Their names and those of the welcoming party at Al Azhar University were submitted to the US presidential security center.

 


1,039 posted on 05/31/2009 3:20:48 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Sotomayor's Deliberate Choice of Words (If it walks like a Racist and talks like a Racist...)

Why Obama is losing the THIRD Jihad

...as you spend today doing whatever pleases you, it is imperative for you to understand that that there are thirty additional compounds to this one that are spread throughout the nation in blue states like New York and red states like Virginia...

'Hush Rush' Fairness Doctrine Being Repackaged as 'Localism'

 
Have any of the FD 8 been served?[ 1, 2, 3, 4 ]
 
"I feel like I've just watched the Gestapo break down my neighbour's door and haul away a couple more Jews, but we still have advantages the Jews didn't have back then. We beat these bastards in the 1940's in Germany and we'll beat them again in the 2,000's in Canada.

The best defense against censorship is the light of day and Free Dominion will keep that light shining brightly.

No fear. These people attacking our freedom are the lowest form of political scum and they will be condemned by their own actions."

ALLEN: Securing our economic freedom. U.S. resources held hostage to environmental naysaying

 

Desmond Hatchett fathers 21 children by 11 women before turning 30 (and guess who pays????)

 

Squatter Explosion [in NYC]

 
 

Find Out Which GOP Donors Getting Chrysler's Ax

“But was the same research done on the political leanings of the dealers who weren’t cut?”

Actually, the beauty of the situation (from the Obama standpoint) is that it really doesn’t matter - the only thing that matters is that business people develop the impression that if they don’t go along with the administration there’s a good chance they’ll get screwed by it.

It’s standard Chicago machine politics - a key aspect of the “pay-for-play” approach.

Comin' soon to 0-Merica...

Are You In Missile Range?


1,040 posted on 05/31/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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For God's sake- speak up, or be forever silenced by these thugs:

 

Public Now Restricted from Orally Redressing Government on Stimulus

So far, no opposition to anything they have attempted. Now they believe they can come out against the constitutional right to free speech - and put it in writing, even.
 
 

New Limits on Special Interest Influence: OBAMA MAKES IT ILLEGAL FOR TO COMPLAIN ABOUT STIMULUS

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
 
 
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Interestingly enough there’s a group going by the name Kenya Acorn project operating in Kenya.

http://www.kenyaacornproject.org/


1,041 posted on 05/31/2009 1:22:18 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Obama promises Arabs Jerusalem will be theirs

Muslims want tangible change on Mideast from Obama

The great carbon credit con: Why are we paying the Third World to poison its environment?

The next crisis has already begun (when all the money printing melts down the dollar)

Thomas Sowell on 'Glenn Beck' "are we are still a capitalist country?" (transcript & video)

The bigger question I have is “Are we still a Republic and do we have the guts to keep it that way?”

Foreclosures add to hurricane hazards

Plummeting house prices

Late Term Abortion Doctor Shot Dead (Video News Clip CNN)

They are already trying to lump every person on the pro life side to the man who committed this act of violence, it's gonna get alot worse...
"Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire".

Second Amendment rights: Use 'em or lose 'em


1,042 posted on 05/31/2009 2:06:59 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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See, I told you so...

Abbas Tells Egypt: Obama Firmly Committed to Ejecting Jews

No wonder Obama mugs are such hot items in the Palestinian territories...

A Palestinian shop owner, not seen, displays mugs for sale with portraits of U.S President Barack Obama next to U.S and Palestinian flags at a souvenir shop in Gaza City , Sunday, May 31, 2009. (AP/Hatem Moussa)

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Cairo on Saturday that Barack Obama is committed to ejecting Jews from Judea and Samaria.
Israel Today and ROP reported:

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday told reporters in Cairo that he is convinced that US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to finally ejecting the Jews from Judea and Samaria.

Abbas spoke to the press after briefing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his visit to the White House late last week, during which Obama apparently agreed with his guest that existing Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria must not even be allowed to experience “natural growth.”

“When the American administration talks about Israel's duty to stop the settlements - including natural growth - it is a very important step,” noted Abbas.

Following their meeting last Thursday, Obama said that he also told Abbas to make a bit more of an effort to halt what he described as isolated and sporadic anti-Jewish incitement in Palestinian schools, mosques and media. Documentation by Israeli and international watchdog groups shows that the incitement is far from isolated or sporadic.

Meanwhile, Israeli officials cited by Ha’aretz decried the Obama Administration’s stiff demands that no more houses be built for Jews beyond the pre-1967 borders.

They noted that under former President George W. Bush, Israel reached understandings that the natural growth of existing towns would not subject to Israel’s commitments to halt settlement activity (commitments many Israelis see as null and void anyway since the Palestinians have failed to honor their reciprocal obligations).
Meanwhile, Hamas militants battled Fatah yesterday as the battle for Hamastan continued.
6 Hamas terrorists were killed.
 
 
 

1,043 posted on 05/31/2009 3:39:32 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Notes on the murder of George Tiller

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 1, 2009 12:48 AM

*Late-term abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down at his church in Kansas Sunday morning in a thoroughly evil, cold-blooded act of domestic terrorism. Yes, terrorism. Not “extremism.” Interesting how the t-word has been rediscovered.

*Every mainstream pro-life organization has unequivocally condemned the killing.

I repeat: Every mainstream pro-life organization has unequivocally condemned the killing.

*Princeton University professor Robert P. George is right about this: “Whoever murdered George Tiller has done a gravely wicked thing. The evil of this action is in no way diminished by the blood George Tiller had on his own hands. No private individual had the right to execute judgment against him. We are a nation of laws. Lawless violence breeds only more lawless violence.”

*President Obama is right about this: “However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

*Unfortunately, some are not content to leave it at that for now. They fail to respect that there is a proper time and place to indulge in political battle.

You can go here, here, and here for all that. Another round-up here.

Tiller’s family is grieving. Those who have jumped to score political points before Tiller is even buried are no better than the Phelps family thugs of the “Westboro Baptist Church” who respect no bounds of civility.

Unfortunately, it’s too much to ask the cable news networks and hyper-partisan snipers on the Internet to have the decency to restrain themselves.

Prepare for a wall-to-wall onslaught of gleeful finger-pointing on the Left and heated responses on the Right.

Prepare for whitewashed hagiographies of Tiller’s career as an abortionist.

Prepare for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano’s defenders to gloat about vindication.

Prepare for collective demonization of pro-lifers and Christians — and more gratuitous attempts to tar talk radio, Fox News, and the Tea Party movement as responsible for the heinous crime.

Prepare for the continuing redefinition of any and all sharp political disagreement as “hate” — a ruinous trend that inevitably comes back to haunt the hysterical accusers decrying “hate” the loudest.

How unhinged has the discourse gotten already? Here’s the left-wing Daily Kos going after the left-wing John Aravosis for going after Barack Obama because he didn’t go after “right-wing extremism” hard enough.

It’s going to be a long week.

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Fr. Pavone on Tiller Killing

TILLER'S KILLER ARRESTED! ...Update: Scott Roeder Arrested- Has Record ...Update: Member of Anarchist Group


The body of Dr. George Tiller is removed from the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan., Sunday, May 31, 2009. The attorney for Tiller says the late-term abortion provider was shot and killed at his church in Wichita. (AP/Orlin Wagner)

George Tiller's killer was arrested today on Interstate 35.
Johnson County Sheriff's deputies stopped the suspect on I-35 between the two main Gardner exits around 1:30 p.m. He surrendered without incident. He is in custody of Gardner police and Johnson County Sheriff's deputies.
The goon went inside a church and shot Tiller while his wife was singing in the choir.
KansasCity.com reported:

The suspect in this morning's fatal shooting of George Tiller is in custody, according to emergency dispatchers.

Authorities have yet to release more information about the arrest. Wichita police have scheduled a 4 p.m. news conference to discuss the case.

Tiller, 67, was shot just after 10 a.m. in the lobby of Reformation Lutheran Church at 7601 E. 13th, where he was a member of the congregation. Witnesses, a city official and a police source confirmed Tiller was the victim.

Police had said they were looking for white male who was driving a 1990s powder blue Ford Taurus with Kansas license plate 225 BAB. The vehicle is registered to an owner in Merriam, which is in the Kansas City area.
Hat Tip BabbaZee and BG

Russ made a good point earlier:

Despite peoples' wishes, I think we're going to find out that Tiller's murderer was indeed associated, albeit on the fringes, with some sort of pro-life organization.

That association will indeed be used to tar the entirety of the pro-life movement, in precisely the same way that the entirety of Islam wasn't after 9/11, or the Left in general wasn't after a Weather Underground bombing.

Don't kid yourselves. The odds of Tiller having been murdered for any reason other than his "medical" practice are vanishingly small.
Far Left blogger Andrew Sullivan is already blaming the Christianists.

The last murder of an abortion provider was more than 10 years ago back in 1998.
That changed today.

The Other McCain has more.

UPDATE: Johnson County Sheriff's deputies stopped killer Scott Roeder on I-35 between the two main Gardner exits around 1:30 p.m. He surrendered without incident. Deputies did not find any weapons on him.

UPDATE 2: It was not his first arrest.
Free Republic had this from the ADL:

Scott Roeder is sentenced to sixteen months in state prison for parole violations following a 1996 conviction for having bomb components in his car trunk. Roeder, a sovereign citizen and tax protester, violated his parole by not filing tax returns or providing his social security number to his employer.
He is a pro-lifer, except when he kills abortionists:

This is a reply he had at the Operation Rescue Site:

Scott Roeder Says:
May 19th, 2007 at 4:34 pm
Bleass everyone for attending and praying in May to bring justice to Tiller and the closing of his death camp.
Sometime soon, would it be feasible to organize as many people as possible to attend Tillers church (inside, not just outside) to have much more of a presence and possibly ask questions of the Pastor, Deacons, Elders and members while there? Doesn’t seem like it would hurt anything but bring more attention to Tiller.
His comment has since been removed from Operation Rescue's website.

UPDATE 3: Scott Roeder was convicted back in 1996 on bomb charges.
This guy was a nut... and a killer.

UPDATE 4: Roeder was a "Freemen" member:

Topeka, Kan. - Preliminary hearing for Scott Roeder, Freemen member charged with possessing bomb parts.
The Freemen are a radical anti-government group.

UPDATE 5: Roeder was on the FBI's list as a Freeman member back in 1996 when he was arrested:


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Obama and his Kenya Escapade, A Violation of his Senate Oath and Likely Criminal
Reader comment on article: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
Submitted by Candor Seven (United States), Jan 16, 2008 at 16:11

Having been in Kenya, I can say that the country has benefited, because of it’s stability, by a large influx of “European Capital.” , in banking, agriculture and the tourist industry. YThis has been a carrot on the stick for Kenya’s government to maintain stability, and to that end it has evolved a decent army, which has prevented the infiltration of communist style liberals, who want “power to the people” which in africa, means poverty and violent inter-tribal struggle and the emergence of tribal war lords.

Most of the original Euro capital in Kenya was British but later diversified to South Africans, Rhodesians, Germans, Dutch, Scandanavian, Israeli and British commonwealth investment.

As the Arab nations accumulated vast amounts of capital, they eyed Kenya’s Israeli investers who had invested billions of dollars in resorts which are situated on the Inidian Ocean coast between Mombassa and Lamu on the Somalian border. The Jewish presence ticked the Arabs wholesale. Islamofascists went in and attempted to RPG an Isreali airliner a few years ago, killing some Kenyan staff simultaneously in a resort in the Kikambala area.

The ex pat investors circled the wagons to keep the Islamofascists out of Kenya, as they attempted incursions into the Mombassa area. This was successful with the help of Kenya’s army. The Muslim council of Kenya and Somalia then decided to support takeover from within Kenya, by financing Odinga, and helping his campaign with infusions of mega bucks. Enter our relative, Obama, to assist.

The idea is to bring in sharia law for the whole of Kenya in order to shut down the Israeli resorts and to nationalize capital assets owned by foreigners, selling them to wealthy Arabs. The resorts now owned by the Israelis will become Arab pleasure palaces ( with the usual array of Muslim slave women from Indonesia, Russia, Palestine etc.), and those Kenyans now working there will become Muslims and enter into the traditional master/slave relationship that has always existed between Arabs and Africans, with some prominant Kenyans as the slave drivers, like Odinga.

Sharia law prevents alcohol, bikinis, and beach bongos. No more tourism. The Israelis will have to sell out to wealthy Arabs, and also risk being bombed and shot otherwise. Kenya will then enter the black hole other African nations have, and lapse into a religious oligarchy and become like Somalia.

The expat investment community in Kenya is in distress. They are on the verge of hiring large groups of mercenaries to defend their property and supplement the Kenyan Army. The Arabs are prepared to fund the Luo and supply then with weaponry so they can usurp power through guerilla warfare, with help from the Sudan and Somalia.Al Qaeda will likely get in on the act.

Obama knows all this, and he chose the side of economic and social devolution. Thats why Obama is not fit to be president of the United States. His close ties with his family and many visits, have made it highly unlikely that he was “unaware “ of the dynamic. He is just too intelligent, and too black nationalist to have been duped by Odinga.

So the plan is to bring Kenya into an axis with adjacent Somalia and Sudan, and then Egypt will fall to Islamofascism. Eventually the Arab oil supply nations will be encircled. Thats the plan. Unseat the House of Saud, and recapture Mecca and the Oil Fields for the World Caliphate.

Odinga needs to be brought to justice. He and his Islamofascists need to be tried, and executed according to Kenyan Law for the genocide they have committed. Obama is an International criminal for aiding and abetting this Islamofascist movement, and the Kenyan government should issue a warrant for his arrest. Burning a church full of women and children is simply the beginning you see, for guerilla warfare by the Luo is the next step in the usual Islamofascist evolution.The Luo are a distinct tribal minority, and seek to impose their will on a majority who want nothing to do with their scheme.

Unless Odinga and his henchmen are captured, tried and punished, this will go on for decades, and ruin a perfectly good country. Obama needs to be brought to a very short leash, and should resign his candidacy and his Senate Seat. Then he should be deported to Kenya to allow the Kenyan authorities to deal with him. I am sure he would be an excellent source of information to them.

These truths will never likely be addressed by the US MSM. Obama is their media darling, and thats part of the Obama plan. He can snub his nose at justice, because he is so popular. And if he plays his cards into the presidency, or a vice presidential office, he can help Odinga negotiate and consolidate his power in Kenya.Obama will do the same for other little jumped up African tyrants through supplying “ Hope and Change” aid to such idiots, and to Islamofascist organizations, without traducing current law on funding terrorist groups. Soon the US government will be funding terrorist groups. For this reason Obama needs to be stopped now.He is a stone cold Islamofascist.

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/118346

34 posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 6:31:59 PM by Fred Nerks
 
Eligibility Update: Fox News Poses Certificate Question, Dr. Polarik Speaks Out on Fox’s Coverage, Mario Apuzzo on COLB
http://www.therightsideoflife.co...ife.com/? p=6160

Why Obama will never show his birth certificate
http://polarik.blogtownhall.com/
 

A. C. KLEINHEIDER:

Guns have been so fetishized and derided in our politically correct and increasingly suburbanized culture that they have transformed into this huge monster that clouds what firearms really are and always have been

To rural folks who grew up with guns in their house, firearms are just a way of life. You learn what they are, how to use them safely, and what not to use them — for ever.

They are, in fact, a tool. A dangerous tool to be sure but no more than a circular saw or a chainsaw.

Read the whole thing. Plus, Phil Bredesen weighs in:


1,044 posted on 06/01/2009 1:34:34 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Nero fiddles:

Today's NY Times Front Page Leads With 7 Heroic Color Pictures of Obama.

While Rome burns...

Deputy FM: Iran's missiles can reach US' East Coast

Journalists who don't kiss Obama's feet

PROBABLE CAUSE FOR REJECTING JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR (Ann Coulter, 10/17/1997)

Racial Talk in the Academy - Sotomayor fits right in.

Planned Parenthood 1964 ad - "An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun"

Attorney general directs U.S. marshals to protect abortion clinics, providers

 

With Tiller slaying, abortion opponents lose their moral standing

Let's get this straight. George Tiller is dead. He is now as dead as the thousands of children he dismembered minutes before they took their first breath. The Pro-Abortion movement can pontificate all they want about him, He is the new martyr for their cause. He was nothing more than an assassin. A gutless one at that.

He was paid $5,000. to perform abortions on thousands of third trimester babies, thousands. His victims died quietly and in a “legal” operation. Their was no chance that they would elude him, or talk him out of it. He took the money and salved his conscience with high minded platitudes like “reproductive rights”, & “every child,a wanted child”. He even was able to convince himself that what he was doing was righteous, he was killed while participating in a Christian Religious service.

He was protected by the laws of the most powerful country ever in the history of the world. Protected against prosecution, and loss of liberty.

Powerful people went out of their way to personally protect his actions, people elected by popular referendum. Hard to believe. Of course they also veiled their protection of him as best they could, he was in a dirty business. They just know that it is right, they just don't want to get into the details. Too Messy! Best just say it is a nonviable tissue mass.

Tiller was a sick and depraved man. He committed murder for a living. All those who took an active part in promoting what he did are accomplices to his murders. The man who killed George Tiller also committed murder.

I will celebrate neither of them.

126 posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 3:12:10 AM by Jim from C-Town

IDIOCY->The Left Blames O' Reilly For Tillman's Death

Confession of an Ex-Abortionist

Dershowitz: Obama Has Iran Linkage Backwards

The Obama Infatuation [Mainstream Media- Hang Your Head in Shame!]

Frost advisory, freeze warning issued for tonight ( Global Warming in New York )

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An Attorney's Take On SotoMayor

—LauraW.

Blackiswhite registers his gut-rumblings about the much-circulated 'wise Latina woman' quote and others. Blackiswhite has some other takes on the situation and his post is well worth reading in its entirety.

He points out that her statements are not only overtly and breathtakingly racist, as we have been arguing, but also that they violate the American Bar Association's Model Code of Judicial Conduct.

From BiW's caption of the commentary to Canon 1 of the Code:

Deference to the judgments and rulings of courts depends upon public confidence in the integrity and independence of judges. The integrity and independence of judges depends in turn upon their acting without fear or favor. A judiciary of integrity is one in which judges are known for their probity, fairness, honesty, uprightness, and soundness of character. An independent judiciary is one free of inappropriate outside influences.

It is entirely arguable now, whether or not La Raza is an 'inappropriate outside influence' anymore, since they've been invited to help shape US immigration policy. Yeah, that was snark. Well, half-snark.

However, there's no doubt about the 'favor' of this judge; that she believes white men to be inferior to her. That her ethnicity and background somehow convey upon her a greater natural ability to adjudicate. Why not also say that her ethnicity and gender also convey upon her a heightened natural ability to pick lettuce? Because that would be just as racist. This person has told us in no uncertain terms that she is not inspiring. Not intelligent.

Not judicial material.

He also quotes this part of the code regarding the appearance of impropriety.

The test for appearance of impropriety is whether the conduct would create in reasonable minds a perception that the judge’s ability to carry out judicial responsibilities with integrity, impartiality and competence is impaired.

Well, besides her aforementioned OVERT, OBVIOUS, AND PRECISELY ENUNCIATED RACISM, there's this.

That she believes appellate courts are "where policy is made." This link goes to a short clip of Sotomayor flaunting her huge brain and careful reason on youtube.

Which hardly inspires the confidence of people bringing cases before her, as they will (quite reasonably) believe that she will use any opportunity to use cases to shape policy in a leftward direction, rather than judge their cases fairly and according to established law. Thus eroding the public trust and confidence in the judiciary. Which according to the Code, is a major no-no.

From Blackiswhite:

I fear that she will be confirmed and appointed to the Supreme Court, and I reluctantly wonder how long I will be able to continue in my role as an officer of the court when I have no confidence in the judicial nominees of the government. It is kind of hard to convince your clients that they should be patient and work within the system when you yourself have doubts about its integrity. We all are damaged when Themis (or her younger Roman cousin Justicia) peeks, and the Pretender dishonors our entire profession with a nominee suffering from such obvious and open impairments to her ability to impartially perform her duties.

My emphasis.
Thanks to Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere.

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"Obama says you don't understand what she said when you heard her say it.  Besides Obama says, "I won.""
 
"Elevating bigots to the bench has long been a Democratic Party feature, not a bug."
 
5 Was the Oracle in "The Matrix" a Latina?

Nope, just a female version of the Magical Negro.

1,046 posted on 06/01/2009 2:36:39 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Gee, how surprising!

Liberal Blogs Quickly Link Doctor’s Murder to Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck

 
Regarding before Roe v. Wade: I remember reading that 85% of the so-called “back alley abortions” were performed by genuine doctors. Those same doctors are now working in the abortion clinics. That coat hanger abortion scenario is largely a myth.
 

Bill O'Reilly's 'Tiller the Baby Killer' Gunned Down in Wichita Church (FR Smeared by LGF!)

President Obama Discussing Ways To PUNISH Israel

See, I told you so... "betray a major ally- like Israel, and institute a draft ( but he won't call it that )..." THEG, before the election.

The Affirmative-Action Aristocracy? [Victor Davis Hanson]

 
So, maybe "criminal control" would have worked better than gun laws?
 

Chicago has 7 shooting deaths in 24 hours

Value Added Taxes: a trick to steal our liberty by making Blue States escape proof

The Obama flip-flops you don't know

King Whopper: Obama's evil white side.

I saw a comment a few days ago, on a blog, that summed up my feelings about this Imaginary Office of the President-Elect ( which he ain't, yet... )

"He reminds me of the paper Burger King Head..."

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Guest post by TQC- tqcincinnatus

Predictably, Charles Johnson over at LGF 1.0 (as well as the rest of the nutroots side of the blogosphere) has been trying to use yesterday’s murder of abortion doctor George Tiller as an excuse to bash all pro-lifers, and by extension, Christians and other religious folks. In doing so, Charles exhibits in full glory the intellectual dishonesty that has become a trademark of Little Green Footballs, 1.0.

Intellectual dishonesty may be defined as any one of the following:

- The advocacy of a position which the advocate knows or believes to be false or misleading

- The advocacy of a position which the advocate does not know to be true, and has not performed rigorous due diligence to ensure the truthfulness of the position

- The conscious omission of aspects of the truth known or believed to be relevant in the particular context.

We see these in Charles’ treatment of this issue, in a number of ways.

First, of course, is the entirely unsurprising effort to use a few cherry-picked extreme statements garnered from the comment sections of a few “right-wing” blogs. Nevermind the fact that these statements don’t represent the views of these blogs themselves, nor do they represent the views of the conservative mainstream who opposes abortion. You’d think that Charles would have learned this lesson by now, given the number of times in the past that he has complained about the cherry-picking of comments from LGF 1.0 for use against him by other left-wing blogs.

Nor is it intellectually honest for Charles to condemn many of these statements at all. Let’s face it – if the news of the day yesterday had been the walk-up murder of someone like John Demjanjuk, the accused former Nazi prison camp guard who was most likely responsible for the death of thousands of Jews in the concentration camps – many of the LGF 1.0ers would have been screeching like hoot monkeys in approbation of the event, and it’s highly unlikely that Charles would have disagreed with them in spirit, if not in rhetoric. There would have been a pervasive (and in that case, correct) sense that justice, so long denied by the legal system, had eventually been served in a sort of cosmic karma-trip.

Well guess what, Charles? From a purely intellectual standpoint, there is an entirely understandable sense of this with respect to the murder of George Tiller. Let me be clear on this – George Tiller was not a hero. He was not a guardian of liberty and freedom. He doesn’t deserve the eulogisation that he is receiving. He was not a good man. He was an evil man – as evil as any Schutzstaffel man who ever walked a turn at Dachau. George Tiller made his livelihood by sticking scissors into the backs of little unborn babies’ heads and cutting their spinal cords. And just because YOU don’t personally find anything wrong with baby-killing, Charles, doesn’t mean that others have to agree with you. And guess what – people are not reprehensible for not shedding tears that a man like George Tiller met his fate. Pro-lifers are not hypocritical in the least for perhaps being relieved that one of the most notorious baby-killers in the country is no longer serial killing. Their relief is the same felt by Jews when an old Nazi dies, or that felt by a rape victim when her assailant leaves the land of the living.

Just to be clear – I am not approving of the murder of George Tiller. I do not applaud the fact that, by all accounts, a man named Scott Roeder walked up to him and put a cap in him. I do not think that it is right to commit one wrong to settle another. I think it is hypocritical for someone professing to be a pro-lifer to protect life by killing someone else in cold blood. Further, I do not think it is ever right for a private citizen to take the law into their own hands and murder a fellow citizen, no matter how reprehensible they may find them to be. I believe strongly in the rule of law – and find vigilantism for any reason to be a strike against the very foundation of our societal basis. Nevertheless, I don’t think certain people are hypocrites or evil because they won’t be shedding tears for George Tiller. I realize, Charles, that you probably don’t have the wits to recognize the distinctions I am drawing, but they’re there for you anywise.

Secondly, Charles and the rest of the left-wing blogosphere seem to want to try to use this one incident as a means of blackening the reputation of the entirety of the pro-life movement. That’s called a “division fallacy”, since it assumes that because one pro-life individual committed a heinous act, that this calls into question EVERY pro-life individual.

Indeed, the entirety of Charles’ evidences linking this individual to “the pro-life movement” consist of a couple of comments made on pro-life websites and a sticky note found in Roeder’s car with Operation Rescue’s telephone number on it. Sure, because as we all know, the only people who post on websites are people who belong to the group owning the website, and the only people capable of writing an organisation’s phone number down on a sticky note are people who are members. Sure Charles, whatever.

Thirdly, Charles seems to think it’s pertinent that Roeder apparently belongs to the “sovereign citizen” movement, because that shows that Roeder must be hooked up hard core with the pro-life movement. Other left-wing sites appear to feel that this “proves” that all conservatives and pro-lifers and Christians are murderous nuts just waiting for the chance to pop a slug into someone.

Nevermind the fact that, as Charles’ own link shows, the “sovereign citizen” movement is linked up with the “Christian Identity” movement. I know about the CI’s – a guy I knew in college tried to recruit me to them and gave me a bunch of their literature and whatnot, before I told him to take a hike. The Christian Identity and allied movements don’t actually like mainstream conservatives all that much. They think we’re “compromisers.” The CI’s also don’t like mainstream conservative and fundamental Christianity all that much, either - they criticize biblical fundamentalism for, among other things, being concerned about the integrity of the Biblical text (which the CI’s actually think is unimportant), not believing that “white, Anglo-Saxon people” are the “true” Israel, and for not supporting (drum roll please) violent political responses to what we see going on in this country (i.e. holding to Romans 13). And don’t even ask what the CI’s think about Catholics and mainline Protestant groups.

In other words, Charles and the other lefties are attempting to link this Roeder’s sovereign citizens/Posse Comitatus/Christian Identity milieu with mainstream conservative and fundamental Christians, conservative Catholics, pro-lifers, etc. And that’s intellectual dishonesty, because anyone who actually knows anything about the issue knows what great chasms exist between the two camps – Charles and the others on the Left haven’t done their homework, and are just relying on guilt-by-association tactics (a favourite of Charles’, by the way).

Oh, and guess what Charles – no true Christian would go and take up a gun and kill somebody else in cold blood while taking vengeance on them for something.

And before you screech about “No True Scotsmen,” keep in mind that that logical fallacy only applies in cases where there is no normative definition of the class of thing under discussion. Sure, there’s nothing written down anywhere that defines a true Scotsman as someone who wouldn’t kill a child horribly (to use the most common exposition of the NTS fallacy). But there IS a normative definition of what a Christian is and isn’t, what a Christian would and wouldn’t do – it’s called the Bible. And the Bible says,

“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Galatians 5:19-21)

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8)

What this means, Charles, is that someone who goes out and commits cold-blooded murder isn’t a Christian. By definition.

So Charles, while you may have gone crazy and rejoined the nutroots over in the low-rent section of the internet, I’d at least like to ask you to display a little bit of intellectual honesty, even if I don’t think it’s feasible to expect it from everybody over there on your side.

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"I cannot express how sad I feel at the change in LGF and Charles Johnson. Sort of like finding out a man or woman you admired and respected turned out to be a crook or a whore."

"The Obama administration is cooking up a scheme to exploit this as we speak."

"I don’t like abortion. To me it’s killing a baby for birth control. Which it mostly is. The strawman of incest and rape is just that. It happens so rare it barely makes statistics anymore."

In his own voice hear this man claim to have killed over 60,000 babies.

 

How to become a liberal, political martyr

Question: Case One: One man is murdered in Kansas on Sunday, May 31st, in his church by a deranged lunatic.

Case Two: Seven people are are murdered by various deranged people in Chicago between Saturday morning, May 30th, and Sunday morning, May 31st. Which of these situations merits statements by President Obama and the deployment of U.S. Marshals?

Obama Ignores Soldier's Murder at Recruiting Center; Reacted Quickly to Abortionist's Killing

Click it or Ticket is "Soft Tyranny" and "Nanny State-ism"

Police are the step and fetch it of the legislatures, which each day issued more diktats making what one was free to do, illegal. Police obey.

AIG Has Already Cost Twice As Much As Hurricane Katrina


1,048 posted on 06/01/2009 3:39:53 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Bring It!... Dems Targeting GOP Reps For NOT Spending Enough

It's on!...
Dems are attacking Republican Representatives in radio ads for not spending enough taxpayer money!
Really!

Barack Obama will quadruple the deficit this year.
And Democrats are proud of this?

Democrats believe they have a winning formula for 2010.
They are airing ads attacking Republican Representatives for not voting on the massive Democratic spending bills this year.
Roll Call reported:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running radio advertisements for the next week targeting six House Republicans, according to details obtained by Roll Call. The committee blasted these GOP Members for voting against Democrats’ Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which passed earlier this year.

Radio advertisements, automated calls and e-mails will target Reps. Don Young (Alaska), Brian Bilbray (Calif.), Tom Rooney (Fla.), Thaddeus McCotter (Mich.), Peter King (N.Y.) and Charlie Dent (Pa.).

“Did you know Congressman King voted against the economic recovery plan?” says an announcer in the spot running in King’s district. “He opposed an $800 tax cut and opposed creating or saving 215,000 New York jobs. Tell King to put New York first.”

In addition to the radio advertisement, which is scheduled to air during drive time, automatic phone calls will run in each of the Republicans’ districts. The automated calls refer to specific projects in the districts that could be funded by the stimulus, such as widening a road in McCotter’s district.
Obviously, the democrats didn't get the message from the California voters 10 days ago.

Related... Only 31% of Americans believe the Stimulus actually helped the economy.

1,049 posted on 06/01/2009 4:07:37 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Army Recruiters Shot In Arkansas

I blame Jon Stewart.

Posted by Kate at 3:51 PM| Comments (68)
 
 
 

Any shock here, we have had a terror attack just 4 Months after Maobam took over. A Muslim convert by the name of  Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad shot up a Recruiting Center in Little Rock, Ark.

Army recruiter killed in Ark.; Muslim convert held

Convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot the soldiers in Little Rock, Ark., police say.
Carlos Bledsoe, 24, of Little Rock, who was known as Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, was arrested on I-630 shortly after the soldiers were shot outside a recruiting office about 10:30 a.m. CT, police said. An assault rifle was recovered.

I want to see how Leftists like Charles Johnson and his minions spin this one. We have had 2 incidents with Muslims in the past 2 weeks. These are domestic Muslims.  Doesn’t this prove the threat Islam is?

(Hat tip: Ghost of Sparta)

The man was under FBI Investigation.

The suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one soldier and the critical injury of another at a Little Rock, Ark., Army recruiting booth today was under investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, ABCNews has learned.

He just went to Yemen to on a peace Corp Mission. Islam is Peace, isn’t that what our Establishment tell us?


1,050 posted on 06/02/2009 12:56:47 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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