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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,


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

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


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: The Plan: Big Ideas for America: Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Reed: Books;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 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 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


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


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 "", 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)...


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

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.


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!


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!"



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!


Posted by Kate at 12:30 PM | Comments (56) "It will be painful, but this election is good news. The only true cure for socialism is to actually get it; the US is about to get a big fat dose of cure for what ails them."

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,'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...


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

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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The Radicals Among Us



The Wishful Thinking of Greenie Dreams


"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.

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,
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.”
“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… 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.

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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Baron Bodissey | 5/24/2009 02:02:00 PM | 8 comments

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


"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.”


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;

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

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.


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...

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



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


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...


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


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



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


“Starbucks and Persian Jewish Queen !! From MEMRI”
(Added April 24, 2009)

(, May 17, 2009)

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


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 "

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....


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)




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!

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)


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

Israeli document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

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

Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:

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,"


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.


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

1,014 posted on 05/26/2009 2:18:18 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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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


Feminist Grammar That Isn't
Blog WarZ continuing melodrama:


"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

1,015 posted on 05/26/2009 11:49:32 AM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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Netanyahu Declares War: “We Are Answering The Call”
FCC’s Warrantless Household Searches Alarm Experts
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."
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?


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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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.

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.


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:

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


"...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..."


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:

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...


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