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  • Obama: 'I Don't Think We Need to Fundamentally Transform the Nation'

    02/03/2014 8:14:03 AM PST · 28 of 40
    OESY to Sir Napsalot

    The Qur’an encourages lying:

    Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.”

    There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

    From The Qur’an:

    Qur’an (16:106) - Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.

    Qur’an (3:28) - This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”

    Qur’an (9:3) - “...Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters...” The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.

    Qur’an (40:28) - A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.

    Qur’an (2:225) - “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts” The context of this remark is marriage, which explains why Sharia allows spouses to lie to each other for the greater good.

    Qur’an (66:2) - “Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”

    Qur’an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)

    Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be “compelled” to deceive others for a greater purpose.

    From the Hadith:

    Bukhari (52:269) - “The Prophet said, ‘War is deceit.’” The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men by Muhammad’s men after he “guaranteed” them safe passage (see Additional Notes below).

    Bukhari (49:857) - “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.” Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.

    Bukhari (84:64-65) - Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”

    Muslim (32:6303) - “...he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).”

    Bukhari (50:369) - Recounts the murder of a poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s insistence. The men who volunteered for the assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka’b’s trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad. This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.

    From Islamic Law:

    Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) - “Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression...

    “One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie.

    Additional Notes:

    Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. The two forms are:

    Taqiyya - Saying something that isn’t true.

    Kitman - Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”

    Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

    Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka’b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

    At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muslims from among a tribe allied with the Quraish (against which Muhammad had already declared war). Muhammad’s “emissaries” went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss peace. Once vulnerable, the leader and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muslims with ease, belying the probability that they were mostly unarmed, having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).

    Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who “accepted Islam” did not feel entirely safe. The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this. When Muslim “missionaries” approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already “converted” to Islam to avoid just such a demise. However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader’s promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance. (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837).

    Today’s Muslims often try to justify Muhammad’s murder of poets and others who criticized him at Medina by saying that they broke a treaty by their actions. Yet, these same apologists place little value on treaties broken by Muslims. From Muhammad to Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-Muslim are distinctly non-binding in the Muslim mindset.

    Leaders in the Arab world routinely say one thing to English-speaking audiences and then something entirely different to their own people in Arabic. Yassir Arafat was famous for telling Western newspapers about his desire for peace with Israel, then turning right around and whipping Palestinians into a hateful and violent frenzy against Jews.

    The 9/11 hijackers practiced deception by going into bars and drinking alcohol, thus throwing off potential suspicion that they were fundamentalists plotting jihad. This effort worked so well, in fact, that even weeks after 9/11, John Walsh, the host of a popular American television show, said that their bar trips were evidence of ‘hypocrisy.’

    The transmission from Flight 93 records the hijackers telling their doomed passengers that there is “a bomb on board” but that everyone will “be safe” as long as “their demands are met.” Obviously none of these things were true, but these men, who were so intensely devoted to Islam that they were willing to “slay and be slain for the cause of Allah” (as the Qur’an puts it) saw nothing wrong with employing Taqiyya in order to facilitate their mission of mass murder.

    The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) insists that it “has not now or ever been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist activity or organization.” In fact, it was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has bankrolled Hamas. At least nine founders or board members of ISNA have been accused by prosecutors of supporting terrorism.

    Prior to engineering several deadly terror plots, such as the Fort Hood massacre and the attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was regularly sought out by NPR, PBS and even government leaders to expound on the peaceful nature of Islam.

    The near absence of Qur’anic verse and reliable Hadith that encourage truthfulness is somewhat surprising, given that many Muslims are convinced that their religion teaches honesty. In fact, it is because of this ingrained belief that many Muslims are quite honest. When lying is addressed in the Qur’an, it is nearly always in reference to the “lies against Allah” - referring to the Jews and Christians who rejected Muhammad’s claim to being a prophet.

    Finally, the circumstances by which Muhammad allowed a believer to lie to a non-spouse are limited to those that either advance the cause of Islam or enable a Muslim to avoid harm to his well-being (and presumably that of other Muslims as well). Although this should be kept very much in mind when dealing with matters of global security, such as Iran’s nuclear intentions, it is not grounds for assuming that the Muslim one might personally encounter on the street or in the workplace is any less honest than anyone else.

    http://www.skeptical-science.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/tumblr_manwbol4UX1rawnpqo1_500.jpg

  • Obama: 'Not Even a Smidgen of Corruption' in IRS Targeting of Conservatives

    02/03/2014 8:10:14 AM PST · 34 of 54
    OESY to bestintxas

    The Qur’an encourages lying:

    Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other, unless the purpose of lying is to “smooth over differences.”

    There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

    From The Qur’an:

    Qur’an (16:106) - Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.

    Qur’an (3:28) - This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”

    Qur’an (9:3) - “...Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters...” The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.

    Qur’an (40:28) - A man is introduced as a believer, but one who must “hide his faith” among those who are not believers.

    Qur’an (2:225) - “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts” The context of this remark is marriage, which explains why Sharia allows spouses to lie to each other for the greater good.

    Qur’an (66:2) - “Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”

    Qur’an (3:54) - “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21)

    Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be “compelled” to deceive others for a greater purpose.

    From the Hadith:

    Bukhari (52:269) - “The Prophet said, ‘War is deceit.’” The context of this is thought to be the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty unarmed men by Muhammad’s men after he “guaranteed” them safe passage (see Additional Notes below).

    Bukhari (49:857) - “He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar.” Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means.

    Bukhari (84:64-65) - Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”

    Muslim (32:6303) - “...he did not hear that exemption was granted in anything what the people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle, for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and the narration of the words of the husband to his wife, and the narration of the words of a wife to her husband (in a twisted form in order to bring reconciliation between them).”

    Bukhari (50:369) - Recounts the murder of a poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s insistence. The men who volunteered for the assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka’b’s trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad. This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.

    From Islamic Law:

    Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) - “Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression...

    “One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie.

    Additional Notes:

    Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. The two forms are:

    Taqiyya - Saying something that isn’t true.

    Kitman - Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”

    Though not called Taqiyya by name, Muhammad clearly used deception when he signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that allowed him access to their city while he secretly prepared his own forces for a takeover. The unsuspecting residents were conquered in easy fashion after he broke the treaty two years later, and some of the people in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

    Another example of lying is when Muhammad used deception to trick his personal enemies into letting down their guard and exposing themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek peace. This happened in the case of Ka’b bin al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

    At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting to gather an armed force against the Muslims from among a tribe allied with the Quraish (against which Muhammad had already declared war). Muhammad’s “emissaries” went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss peace. Once vulnerable, the leader and his thirty companions were massacred by the Muslims with ease, belying the probability that they were mostly unarmed, having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).

    Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying and then killing that even those who “accepted Islam” did not feel entirely safe. The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for this. When Muslim “missionaries” approached their tribe one of the members insisted that they would be slaughtered even though they had already “converted” to Islam to avoid just such a demise. However, the others were convinced that they could trust the Muslim leader’s promise that they would not be harmed if they simply offered no resistance. (After convincing the skeptic to lay down his arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were quickly tied up and beheaded - Ibn Ishaq 834 & 837).

    Today’s Muslims often try to justify Muhammad’s murder of poets and others who criticized him at Medina by saying that they broke a treaty by their actions. Yet, these same apologists place little value on treaties broken by Muslims. From Muhammad to Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-Muslim are distinctly non-binding in the Muslim mindset.

    Leaders in the Arab world routinely say one thing to English-speaking audiences and then something entirely different to their own people in Arabic. Yassir Arafat was famous for telling Western newspapers about his desire for peace with Israel, then turning right around and whipping Palestinians into a hateful and violent frenzy against Jews.

    The 9/11 hijackers practiced deception by going into bars and drinking alcohol, thus throwing off potential suspicion that they were fundamentalists plotting jihad. This effort worked so well, in fact, that even weeks after 9/11, John Walsh, the host of a popular American television show, said that their bar trips were evidence of ‘hypocrisy.’

    The transmission from Flight 93 records the hijackers telling their doomed passengers that there is “a bomb on board” but that everyone will “be safe” as long as “their demands are met.” Obviously none of these things were true, but these men, who were so intensely devoted to Islam that they were willing to “slay and be slain for the cause of Allah” (as the Qur’an puts it) saw nothing wrong with employing Taqiyya in order to facilitate their mission of mass murder.

    The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) insists that it “has not now or ever been involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist activity or organization.” In fact, it was created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has bankrolled Hamas. At least nine founders or board members of ISNA have been accused by prosecutors of supporting terrorism.

    Prior to engineering several deadly terror plots, such as the Fort Hood massacre and the attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was regularly sought out by NPR, PBS and even government leaders to expound on the peaceful nature of Islam.

    The near absence of Qur’anic verse and reliable Hadith that encourage truthfulness is somewhat surprising, given that many Muslims are convinced that their religion teaches honesty. In fact, it is because of this ingrained belief that many Muslims are quite honest. When lying is addressed in the Qur’an, it is nearly always in reference to the “lies against Allah” - referring to the Jews and Christians who rejected Muhammad’s claim to being a prophet.

    Finally, the circumstances by which Muhammad allowed a believer to lie to a non-spouse are limited to those that either advance the cause of Islam or enable a Muslim to avoid harm to his well-being (and presumably that of other Muslims as well). Although this should be kept very much in mind when dealing with matters of global security, such as Iran’s nuclear intentions, it is not grounds for assuming that the Muslim one might personally encounter on the street or in the workplace is any less honest than anyone else.

    http://www.skeptical-science.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/tumblr_manwbol4UX1rawnpqo1_500.jpg

  • Germany signals new self-confidence on military operations

    02/02/2014 2:56:31 PM PST · 18 of 18
    OESY to PAR35

    ... and Hitler was from Austria. So what? Pay attention to goals set and armies led. Nobody believes Corsica conquered most of Europe and had to be defeated.

  • Germany signals new self-confidence on military operations

    02/02/2014 9:19:55 AM PST · 16 of 18
    OESY to Finalapproach29er; PAR35

    You guys forget that Napoleon who invaded Germany was French; that France was the first to declare war in 1870; and, before all that, German-speaking Alsace-Lorraine territories were gradually annexed by France between 1639 and 1697, mainly as a result of 17 invasions, prompting many Palatinate Germans to flee to America. The sad history of conflict over Alsace-Lorraine did not begin in 1914.

  • Did LBJ kill JFK?

    11/23/2013 1:56:06 PM PST · 68 of 103
    OESY to Conservative Beacon

    A Few Questions that Beg for Answers

    Why did RFK ask LBJ: “Why did you have my brother killed?” Was he off his rocker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tclZrJiJSL0

    Why were fingerprints of Mac Wallace, a known assassin who worked for LBJ and Ed Clark, found in the sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository?
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKwallaceM.htm

    Why did LBJ exclaim to his mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown after a meeting at Dallas house of Clint Murchison, attended by J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, Mafia kingpins, and CIA allies of LBJ) on the eve of the assassination: “After tomorrow, those goddamn Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise”? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lOKs0Kr_Y

    Who desperately wanted to be president and thought JFK had stolen the Democratic nomination from him? Who was going to be dropped from the JFK ticket in 1964 because of financial scandals? Who invited JFK to Dallas? Who changed the president’s route to pass by the Book Depository? Who moved to secure the limousine and JFK’s body immediately after the assassination? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXQYvm57YM

    Who set up the Warren Commission and demanded Oswald be found to be the sole gunman? Who controlled the police in Dallas and the FBI and CIA in Washington? The answer: Lyndon Baines Johnson. LBJ had the motive, the means, the opportunity, the history of eliminating his opponents, and the quotations that point to his arrangement and approval of the JFK assassination and vigorous cover-up. LBJ was the clear winner.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiqnU3rbsow

    That LBJ was responsible does not deny CIA/FBI/Secret Service and Mafia involvement but strengthens the case against him as he provided the leadership and federal resources to coordinate the assassination, select a patsy (in the CIA’s False Defector Program), and dominate the news media, such that to this day most news outlets are afraid to challenge the Warren Commission’s official story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjU2LtVGxN0

    Why do the majority of Texans and a majority of Europeans believe LBJ was behind the murder of JFK? Why do we have such difficulty in accepting the fact that a coup d’etat happened on our watch, given that we elected (and re-elected) a Muslim Marxist with no substantive experience, no discernible achievements, and a profound hatred of things American, i.e., our Constitution and our values, as our most recent president?
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3094134/posts, posting #16.

    No doubt but that conspiracy theories advance when key questions go unanswered and the evidence contradicts physics and forensics. The reason: there are no good answers that would be satisfactory to the media, which is afraid to even raise the possibility of LBJ’s involvement. New books out by Bill O’Reilly and Vincent Bugliosi duck the tough questions, and unlike a good murder mystery, we don’t have time to pay attention to all those important details that are available or to reason logically to a correct solution.
    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-men-who-killed-kennedy/

    The crime may never be solved in a way most Americans will agree, especially if the documents still withheld don’t get released in the latter part of this century, as promised. Accepting that LBJ was a ringleader-killer would then cause us to admit that our great political system, the widely acclaimed democratic experiment with all its checks and balances, didn’t work, that we might be less pure than we thought we were. The Giant has gone back to sleep.

  • LBJ Was The Man Who Killed Kennedy

    11/22/2013 12:16:44 PM PST · 151 of 151
    OESY to Pontiac

    A Few Questions that Beg for Answers

    Why did RFK ask LBJ: “Why did you have my brother killed?” Was he off his rocker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tclZrJiJSL0

    Why were fingerprints of Mac Wallace, a known assassin who worked for LBJ and Ed Clark, found in the sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository?
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKwallaceM.htm

    Why did LBJ exclaim to his mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown after a meeting at Dallas house of Clint Murchison (owner of the Book Depository), attended by J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, Mafia kingpins, and CIA allies of LBJ) on the eve of the assassination: “After tomorrow, those goddamn Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise”? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lOKs0Kr_Y

    Who desparately wanted to be president and thought JFK had stolen the Democrtaic nomination from him? Who was going to be dropped from the JFK ticket in 1964 because of financial scandals? Who invited JFK to Dallas? Who changed the president’s route to pass by the Book Depository? Who moved to secure the limousine and JFK’s body immediately after the assassination? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXQYvm57YM

    Who set up the Warren Commission and demanded Oswald be found to be the sole gunman? Who controlled the police in Dallas and the FBI and CIA in Washington? The answer: Lyndon Baines Johnson. LBJ had the motive, the means, the opportunity, the history of elimnating his opponents, and the quotations that point to his arrangement and approval of the JFK assassination and vigorous cover-up. LBJ was the clear winner.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiqnU3rbsow

    That LBJ was responsible does not deny CIA/FBI/Secret Service and Mafia involvement but strengthens the case against him as he provided the leadership and federal resources to coordinate the assassination, select a patsy (in the CIA’s False Defector Program), and dominate the news media, such that to this day most news outlets are afraid to challenge the Warren Commission’s official story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjU2LtVGxN0

    Why do the majority of Texans and a majority of Europeans believe LBJ was behind the murder of JFK? Why do we have such difficulty in accepting the fact that a coup d’etat happened on our watch, given that we elected (and re-elected) a Muslim Marxist with no substantive experience, no discernable achievements, and a profound hatred of things American, i.e., our Constitution and our values, as our most recent president?
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3094134/posts, posting #16.

    No doubt but that conspiracy theories advance when key questions go unanswered and the evidence contradicts physics and forensics. The reason: there are no good answers that would be satisfactory to the media, which is afraid to even raise the possibility of LBJ’s involvement. New books out by Bill O’Reilly and Vincent Bugliosi duck the tough questions, and unlike a good murder mystery, we don’t have time to pay attention to all those important details that are available or to reason logically to a correct solution.
    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-men-who-killed-kennedy/

    The crime may never be solved in a way most Americans will agree, especially if the documents still withheld don’t get released in the latter part of this century, as promised. Accepting that LBJ was a ringleader-killer would then cause us to admit that our great political system, the widely acclaimed democratic experiment with all its checks and balances, didn’t work, that we might be less pure than we thought we were. The Giant has gone back to sleep.

  • The New Proof of the KGB’s Hand in JFK’s Assassination

    11/22/2013 12:13:41 PM PST · 61 of 74
    OESY to 2ndDivisionVet

    A Few Questions that Beg for Answers

    Why did RFK ask LBJ: “Why did you have my brother killed?” Was he off his rocker? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tclZrJiJSL0

    Why were fingerprints of Mac Wallace, a known assassin who worked for LBJ and Ed Clark, found in the sniper’s nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository?
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKwallaceM.htm

    Why did LBJ exclaim to his mistress Madeleine Duncan Brown after a meeting at Dallas house of Clint Murchison (owner of the Book Depository), attended by J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, Mafia kingpins, and CIA allies of LBJ) on the eve of the assassination: “After tomorrow, those goddamn Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise”? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79lOKs0Kr_Y

    Who desparately wanted to be president and thought JFK had stolen the Democrtaic nomination from him? Who was going to be dropped from the JFK ticket in 1964 because of financial scandals? Who invited JFK to Dallas? Who changed the president’s route to pass by the Book Depository? Who moved to secure the limousine and JFK’s body immediately after the assassination? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSXQYvm57YM

    Who set up the Warren Commission and demanded Oswald be found to be the sole gunman? Who controlled the police in Dallas and the FBI and CIA in Washington? The answer: Lyndon Baines Johnson. LBJ had the motive, the means, the opportunity, the history of elimnating his opponents, and the quotations that point to his arrangement and approval of the JFK assassination and vigorous cover-up. LBJ was the clear winner.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiqnU3rbsow

    That LBJ was responsible does not deny CIA/FBI/Secret Service and Mafia involvement but strengthens the case against him as he provided the leadership and federal resources to coordinate the assassination, select a patsy (in the CIA’s False Defector Program), and dominate the news media, such that to this day most news outlets are afraid to challenge the Warren Commission’s official story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjU2LtVGxN0

    Why do the majority of Texans and a majority of Europeans believe LBJ was behind the murder of JFK? Why do we have such difficulty in accepting the fact that a coup d’etat happened on our watch, given that we elected (and re-elected) a Muslim Marxist with no substantive experience, no discernable achievements, and a profound hatred of things American, i.e., our Constitution and our values, as our most recent president?
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3094134/posts, posting #16.

    No doubt but that conspiracy theories advance when key questions go unanswered and the evidence contradicts physics and forensics. The reason: there are no good answers that would be satisfactory to the media, which is afraid to even raise the possibility of LBJ’s involvement. New books out by Bill O’Reilly and Vincent Bugliosi duck the tough questions, and unlike a good murder mystery, we don’t have time to pay attention to all those important details that are available or to reason logically to a correct solution.
    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-men-who-killed-kennedy/

    The crime may never be solved in a way most Americans will agree, especially if the documents still withheld don’t get released in the latter part of this century, as promised. Accepting that LBJ was a ringleader-killer would then cause us to admit that our great political system, the widely acclaimed democratic experiment with all its checks and balances, didn’t work, that we might be less pure than we thought we were. The Giant has gone back to sleep.

  • US signs treaty to regulate global arms trading

    09/26/2013 3:00:08 PM PDT · 104 of 104
    OESY to Olog-hai

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama SIGNED the U.N. gun ban treaty.

    You know what this means. Now Obama and the U.N. are one BIG step closer to wiping out our Second Amendment freedom, our national sovereignty, and our American rule of law...once and for all.

    Only you and I can stop Obama and the U.N., but we have to act NOW.

    Please sign NRA-ILA’s Emergency Petition to the U.S. Senate as soon as you can.

    Only the Senate can ratify treaties, so it’s up to you and me to convince an overwhelming majority of U.S. Senators to vote NO on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. And we have to do it RIGHT NOW.

    We need to line the halls of the Senate with boxes and boxes of these petitions. We need to make it clear to every Senator if they team up with Obama and the U.N. to destroy our gun rights — there will be a heavy political price to be paid at election time.

    That’s why every petition counts, starting with YOURS.

    So please, sign your petition TODAY.

    And after you sign your petition, I need you to make a much-needed contribution to NRA-ILA so we can make certain that U.N. bureaucrats never get the chance to trample our constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

    With your help now, NRA-ILA can launch a BLISTERING ad campaign that exposes Obama’s treachery. We can blanket the Senate with hundreds of thousands of these petitions. We can put every critical NRA-ILA campaign tool to work and stop this dangerous treaty before it becomes the law of the land.

    But we can’t do ANY of it without a generous commitment from you TODAY.

  • Poor English saved Japan bankers from Lehman

    06/28/2013 7:45:53 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    OESY to TexGrill
    Looks like former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine, who "lost" 1.6 billion from customer accounts and was indicted today, had much in common with his Japanese counterparts except for his sinister motives. Still, there is little doubt that Corzine is "the smartest guy" Joe Biden knows. Not a joke. Not a joke.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Hillary Clinton ‘would win’ in 2016

    06/28/2013 7:23:25 AM PDT · 40 of 51
    OESY to Sub-Driver
    Since when is preparation for the Presidency important to Democrats? I can understand the celebrity status, but as her disastrous stint as SecState demonstrates, Kunta Klinte is hardly highly respected.
  • ‘Cracker’ Means Something Entirely Different In Florida: A Source Of ‘Pride’

    06/28/2013 7:08:10 AM PDT · 106 of 172
    OESY to RummyChick
    In reference to a native of Florida or Georgia, however, it [cracker] is sometimes used in a neutral or positive context

    However, here there is no "neutral or positive context". So, why would the reporter tommy christopher write "It’s possible he [defense attorney Don West] just assumed the derogatory meaning, but you’d have to ask him why he would do that, why he would assume that two Florida residents could not have been using a Florida-specific colloquialism.

    Well, maybe it's because the modifier "creepy-ass" created a negative context, or maybe the reporter just assumed that being a dumb-ass reporter is a source of pride in his profession.
  • Berlin Speech: 200,000 for Obama in 2008; Only 6,000 Today [“a brutal sobering up”.....]

    06/19/2013 9:38:01 AM PDT · 44 of 46
    OESY to rightwingextremist1776
    6,000? That would be his entourage, bodyguards and sundry ex-pat liberals. Maybe all the commies have come to the US. Let us not lose sight of the fact that we are the ones who have the problem by making Obama our president: over 69 million Americans voted for Obama in 2008. In 2012, over 64 million preferred Obama over Romney ... including many FRs.
  • Here's a Hunch: Obama doesn’t want a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff

    11/18/2012 5:15:41 PM PST · 4 of 56
    OESY to SeekAndFind
    If Obama’s ultimate goal is to cripple the U.S. (and promote Islam), why would he want to avoid a looming fiscal cliff?
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  • Romney Camp: Let's Face It, Obama's a Shameless Liar

    07/10/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    OESY to Kaslin

    Islam Permits Lying to Deceive Unbelievers and Bring World Domination!

    By Don Boys, Ph.D. Published Nov 17, 2004

    It is impossible to understand Islam and Muslims by listening to their protestations against terror and their proclamations of patriotism for America. Usually, it is wise and fair to give people the benefit of the doubt but when it comes to national safety and the future of America, we had better look twice, even thrice at Muslim patriotism. Why? Because Islam permits lying! It is called “Al-taqiyya.” One Muslim said that Al-taqiyya means dissimulation then he expanded it to diplomacy but he should have gone further to deception. Now some Muslims who do not follow the Koran are as faithful Americans as any of us, but the problem is, we cannot know....

    Muslims lie when it is in their interest to do so and “Allah” will not hold them accountable for lying when it is beneficial to the cause of Islam. They can lie without any guilt or fear of accountability or retribution. A lie in the defense of Islam is approved even applauded in their “holy” books.

    Muslims are permitted to lie: (1) to save their lives, (2) to reconcile a husband and wife, (3) to persuade a woman into a bedroom and (4) to facilitate one on his journey. Muslims are even permitted to disavow Islam and Mohammed if it is not a genuine heart-felt rejection. Muslims will tell you that concealment of a truth is not an abandonment of that truth if it benefits Islam.

    Mohammed gave permission for a follower to lie in order to kill a Jewish poet who had offended Mohammed....

    Muslims may appear very sincere; in fact, they are sincere, when they lie for their own protection or in the cause of Islam. They have permission to lie. Yes, Christians have also lied but never are they given permission to lie. However, a Muslim has no guilt since the Koran and Hadith permit his deception....

    You can trust the Muslims to be Muslims. They are lying their way to world domination!

    The Qur’an:

    Qur’an (16:106)- Establishes that there are circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to tell a lie.

    Qur’an (3:28) - This verse tells Muslims not to take those outside the faith as friends, unless it is to “guard themselves.”

    Qur’an (9:3)- “…Allah and His Messenger are free from liability to the idolaters…” The dissolution of oaths with the pagans who remained at Mecca following its capture. They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.

    Qur’an (2:225)- “Allah will not call you to account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but for the intention in your hearts”

    Qur’an (66:2)- “Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”

    Qur’an (3:54)- “And they (the disbelievers) schemed, and Allah schemed (against them): and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic word used here for scheme (or plot) is makara, which literally means deceit. If Allah is deceitful toward unbelievers, then there is little basis for denying that Muslims are allowed to do the same. (See also

    8:30 and 10:21)

    Taken collectively these verses are interpreted to mean that there are circumstances when a Muslim may be “compelled” to deceive others for a greater purpose.

  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT · 91 of 135
    OESY to darrellmaurina

    If we followed Singapore’s example and made the commission of a crime with a deadly weapon a mandatory capital offense, we would solve many problems.

  • Obamacare stands

    06/28/2012 11:28:22 AM PDT · 208 of 221
    OESY to OESY

    Dear RedState Reader,

    As you have no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court largely upheld Obamacare with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority 5 to 4 decision. Even Justice Kennedy called for the whole law to be thrown out, but John Roberts saved it.

    Having gone through the opinion, I am not going to beat up on John Roberts. I am disappointed, but I want to make a few points. John Roberts is playing at a different game than the rest of us. We’re on poker. He’s on chess.

    First, I get the strong sense from a few anecdotal stories about Roberts over the past few months and the way he has written this opinion that he very, very much was concerned about keeping the Supreme Court above the partisan fray and damaging the reputation of the Court long term. It seems to me the left was smart to make a full frontal assault on the Court as it persuaded Roberts.

    Second, in writing his opinion, Roberts forces everyone to deal with the issue as a political, not a legal issue. In the past twenty years, Republicans have punted a number of issues to the Supreme Court asking the Court to save us from ourselves. They can’t do that with Roberts. They tried with McCain-Feingold, which was originally upheld. This case is a timely reminder to the GOP that five votes are not a sure thing.

    Third, while Roberts has expanded the taxation power, which I don’t really think is a massive expansion from what it was, Roberts has curtailed the commerce clause as an avenue for Congressional overreach. In so doing, he has affirmed the Democrats are massive taxers. In fact, I would argue that this may prevent future mandates in that no one is going to go around campaigning on new massive tax increases. On the upside, I guess we can tax the hell out of abortion now. Likewise, in a 7 to 2 decision, the Court shows a strong majority still recognize the concept of federalism and the restrains of Congress in forcing states to adhere to the whims of the federal government.

    Fourth, in forcing us to deal with this politically, the Democrats are going to have a hard time running to November claiming the American people need to vote for them to preserve Obamacare. It remains deeply, deeply unpopular with the American people. If they want to make a vote for them a vote for keeping a massive tax increase, let them try.

    Fifth, the decision totally removes a growing left-wing talking point that suddenly they must vote for Obama because of judges. The Supreme Court as a November issue for the left is gone. For the right? That sound you hear is the marching of libertarians into Camp Romney, with noses held, knowing that the libertarian and conservative coalitions must unite to defeat Obama and Obamacare.

    Finally, while I am not down on John Roberts like many of you are today, i will be very down on Congressional Republicans if they do not now try to shut down the individual mandate. Force the Democrats on the record about the mandate. Defund Obamacare. This now, by necessity, is a political fight and the GOP sure as hell should fight.

    60% of Americans agree with them on the issue. And guess what? The Democrats have been saying for a while that individual pieces of Obamacare are quite popular. With John Roberts’ opinion, the repeal fight takes place on GOP turf, not Democrat turf. The all or nothing repeal has always been better ground for the GOP and now John Roberts has forced everyone onto that ground.

    It seems very, very clear to me in reviewing John Roberts’ decision that he is playing a much longer game than us and can afford to with a life tenure. And he probably just handed Mitt Romney the White House.

    *A friend points out one other thing — go back to 2009. Olympia Snowe was the deciding vote to get Obamacare out of the Senate Committee. Had she voted no, we’d not be here now.

    Sincerely yours,

    Erick Erickson
    Editor,RedState.com

  • Obamacare stands

    06/28/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT · 21 of 221
    OESY to for-q-clinton

    It appears SCOTUS upheld individual mandate in Obamacare as a tax; ergo, Obama just lost his re-election. d

  • The New York Times As Holy Writ

    06/08/2011 10:14:59 AM PDT · 21 of 22
    OESY to Kaslin


    The new face of The Old Gray Lady:

    Her Faith in the Times will get her into Valhalla.

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  • Climate Change Drives Instability, U.N. Official Warns (Duh)

    02/16/2011 12:32:40 PM PST · 21 of 28
    OESY to Trillian
    Left-wingers want to save the planet using population control and blocking development (i.e., using anti-business anti-jobs tactics). Ways to reduce world population, are by raising food prices, restricting the availability of food, and promoting/funding abortion. As Obama said, fuel prices must “necessarily skyrocket.” Rising fuel prices drive food prices higher making food less affordable for the world's masses. Leftists also restrict food availability by refusing to provide (say, through the UN) pestilence-resistant genetically-modified food. Leftists would rather have famines in which people starve because it's helps fund-raising when you can exacerbate Western guilt. In every wealth redistribution scheme, leftists as middle men rake off a commission or receive a salary. Further, they can blame all these problems on global warming and climate change, as is happening with the Arab Street uprisings. These uprisings may lead to a world revolution also favored by leftists. Thus, many left-wing goals are furthered by Obama's efforts.

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  • German kindergartens told to pay before they sing

    12/29/2010 10:20:11 AM PST · 27 of 50
    OESY to antiRepublicrat; Tijeras_Slim
    “Happy Birthday To You” brings in to Time-Warner $2 million in royalties annually:
    http://www.snopes.com/music/songs/birthday.asp

    I wonder what some of our more racist songs bring in?<.p>

  • Flashback from 1995: Newsweek on Why No One Will Buy Things on the Internet

    11/08/2010 12:52:35 PM PST · 21 of 26
    OESY to My Favorite Headache

    Newsweek: Ship.High.In.Transit.

  • Poll says 10 percent of Germans want a new 'Führer'

    10/13/2010 3:01:15 PM PDT · 47 of 50
    OESY to bkepley; jimbo123

    90 percent of Americans want a new leader.

  • Poll says 10 percent of Germans want a new 'Führer'

    10/13/2010 3:01:04 PM PDT · 46 of 50
    OESY to bkepley; jimbo123

    90 percent of Americans want a new leader.

  • David Limbaugh: Is Obama a Christian?

    08/27/2010 4:30:25 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    OESY to markomalley
    The issue of Obama’s religion is shrewdly cast by the media as whether or not he is a Muslim. It really doesn't matter. The real question is whether his words, actions and policies promote the U.S.A. and Christianity, or do they promote Islam. Clearly, it is the latter and, therefore, Obama is unsuited to lead this country and non-Muslim Americans.

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  • 'CBS Evening News' Ties All-Time Low

    08/24/2010 12:40:40 PM PDT · 63 of 91
    OESY to F15Eagle
    It's time to bring in Paula Zahn, the Dead Raccoon, to goose CBS Evening News' ratings.

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  • The Hell of Polish Jewry.

    07/27/2010 7:34:23 PM PDT · 144 of 144
    OESY to TopQuark
    You are an idiot. Your self-centered screed has little to do with the thesis I set forth. For example, you are so infused with anti-Semitic rhetoric that you treat the Jewish people as monolithic and incapable of holding contrary thoughts or practices, such as capitalism and socialism, when it is convenient to your argument. Further, you attribute to unknown others the wrongs your people suffered. Rational dialogue with you is a waste of time.

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  • New York Times Buried Obama Donor List Story In 2008, Thanks To Obama Campaign Harassing Journalist

    07/26/2010 12:04:59 PM PDT · 8 of 11
    OESY to blog.Eyeblast.tv

    The new New York Times: With Fear and Favor.

  • The Hell of Polish Jewry.

    07/26/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT · 122 of 144
    OESY to TopQuark
    For your consideration: IBD: Perspectives Of A Russian Immigrant.

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  • The Hell of Polish Jewry.

    07/26/2010 8:28:06 AM PDT · 121 of 144
    OESY to TopQuark
    Your emotional outburst has interfered with better judgment and only serves to perpetuate a stereotype that obscures rational discussion. Leaving alone how you happen to know whether or not I have Eastern European friends, I have a problem with the strawman argument you constructed to sell your point of view. May I suggest that you go back and reread my statements verbatim?

    Try to keep in mind, we’re dealing with Nazi recruitment, not the historical origins of anti-Semitism, no matter how dear the subject may be to you. Indeed, I empathize with your situation and the hurtful comments you may have received.

    If I were to reverse positions, as you seem to desire, then we have to conclude that the German public did not see Karl Marx, Fredrich Engels, Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht for whom they were. In addition, easily accessible websites will enlighten you regarding the preponderance of communist party founders, leaders, members and sympathizers. Are you really saying that Nazis never used anti-Bolshevik propaganda to attack Jews? If so, we have a profoundly different read on history. For me, that hopey-changey stuff doesn’t work.

    Surely, you could imagine that a group long-suppressed might choose not to waste the Russian governmental crisis of 1917 to throw off the czarist yoke and take control of their lives while banning competitive religions by introducing atheism. Among contemporary historians, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn‘s writings would also be an excellent source for you to consult—before he was condemned in this country for being factually (read, politically) incorrect.

    As for the Ukrainian Holodomor, the film “Harvest of Despair 1933” speaks for itself.

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  • The Hell of Polish Jewry.

    07/23/2010 2:11:30 PM PDT · 100 of 144
    OESY to GOPJ

    Well put.

  • The Hell of Polish Jewry.

    07/23/2010 12:51:40 PM PDT · 94 of 144
    OESY to Niuhuru; GOPJ; kabumpo; GAB-1955; vladimir998; dfwgator; VRW Conspirator
    View this powerful documentary: Harvest of Despair 1933.

    Hitler’s recruitment efforts benefited from the fear and revulsion of the German public against the Bolshevik riots of the early 20s and the Ukrainian Holodomor of the early 30s. Nazi propaganda was initially anti-Bolshevik but increasingly became anti-Jewish as the public saw little difference. German awareness and empathy for the Holodomor was heightened by proximity to the Ukraine while British and American opinion embraced ‘Uncle Joe’ Stalin. Communists had infiltrated our government and press, epitomized by Walter Duranty, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journo for the NY Times, who did his best to mislead audiences by covering-up Soviet atrocities. After the White Russian campaigns of 1918-1919, western democracies lost interest in overthrowing communism with the consequence that those who wanted to protect their religion, their business, their property, their homes, their family and their own lives turned to the only countervailing force available: Nazism. Ironically, Marx predicted this development in his theory of Dialectical Materialism by which movements call into existence opposing forces. Shades of today’s politics? Obama and his Press vs. the Tea Party?

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  • Venus Williams Defies Michelle Obama’s Claim That Obesity Is a Race Issue

    07/14/2010 10:18:49 AM PDT · 62 of 127
    OESY to Beckwith
    You've confused "Deutsch" with "Dutch," a common mistake among the misinformed. Pieter Bruegel was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter whose subjects were often the Flemish people, though he spent some time in France and Italy also.
  • Break Up The Banks

    03/31/2010 11:11:33 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    OESY to PGR88
    They are so big because they can play politics very well.

    Yeah, they cowered whenever Acorn threatened to shut them down. Politics. (See articles on CRA.)

    .

  • 12 biggest controversies of 2009 [Libtard's list of top clashes, scandals, debates, and disputes]

    12/29/2009 7:55:42 AM PST · 11 of 16
    OESY to Chi-townChief


    President Uncle Tom greets his new Massa.

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  • A Power Grab Called 'Net Neutrality'

    10/22/2009 4:37:08 AM PDT · 20 of 48
    OESY to Kaslin

    “The irony here is that it has been the Internet, talk radio and cable news that have provided access to unheard and suppressed voices. News and commentary no longer have to get past the gatekeepers at CBS, ABC, NBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times. And judging from ratings and circulation, they do not deserve to be called mainstream anymore. It is they who are the fringe media.

    Bloggers and talk show callers now have a voice. Conservatives have competed in the marketplace of ideas and won. It’s not their fault no one wanted to listen to Air America or that Web sites such as FreeRepublic.com and HotAir.com constantly pull back the curtain on the wizards of this administration.

    Net neutrality is not designed to liberate, but to suppress. It’s the Fairness Doctrine of the Internet that, like diversity in talk radio and the war on Fox News, is designed to marginalize and silence those who disagree with those in power.”

  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2009

    05/29/2009 5:47:25 AM PDT · 3,030 of 3,373
    OESY to All; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; LUV W; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; ...


    You may have seen this story before, but I thought it was worth retelling on this Friday:


    Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving through the terminal was a group of soldier s in their camos. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

    When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

    Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal.

    Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said ‘hi.’

    The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

    The young soldier, who didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her Daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

    The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

    When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military-looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

    After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, ‘I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.’ He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying ‘your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.’

    The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet, he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event.

    As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

    We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

    RED FRIDAYS -—— Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority’. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

    We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions. Many American, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

    Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

    By word of mouth, press, TV — let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

    If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once ‘silent’ majority is on their side more than ever; certainly more than the media lets on.

    The first thing a soldier says when asked ‘What can we do to make things better for you?’ is...We need your support and your prayers.

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

    05/27/2009 2:30:41 PM PDT · 202 of 221
    OESY to PGR88; DollyCali; JustAmy; yorkie


    Cowboy rules for New Yorkers:

    1. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

    2. Turn your cap right, your head ain't crooked.

    3. Let's get this straight: it's called a ‘gravel road.’ I drive a pickup truck because I want to. No matter how slow you drive, you're gonna get dust on your Lexus. Drive it or get out of the way.

    4. They are cattle. That's why they smell like cattle. They smell like money to us.. Get over it. Don't like it? I-10, I-40, I-70 and I-80 go east and west, I-17, I-15, I-25 and I-35 goes north and south. Pick one and go.

    5. So you have a $60,000 car. We're impressed. We have $250,000 Combines that are driven only 3 weeks a year.

    6. Every person in the Wild West waves. It's called being friendly. Try to understand the concept...

    7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of geese/pheasants/ducks/doves are comin’ in during the hunts, we WILL shoot it outta your hand. You better hope you don't have it up to your ear at the time.

    8. Yeah. We eat trout, salmon, deer and elk. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the corner bait shop.

    9. The ‘Opener’ refers to the first day of deer season. It's a religious holiday held the closest Saturday to the first of November.

    10. We open doors for women. That's applied to all women, regardless of age.

    11. No, there's no ‘vegetarian special’ on the menu. Order steak, or you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the 2 pounds of ham and turkey.

    12. When we fill out a table, there are three main dishes: meats, vegetables, and breads. We use three spices: salt, pepper,and ketchup! Oh, yeah . . We don't care what you folks in Cincinnati call that stuff you eat... IT AIN'T REAL CHILI!!

    13. You bring ‘Coke’ into my house, it better be brown, wet and served over ice. You bring ‘Mary Jane’ into my house, she better be cute, know how to shoot, drive a truck, and have long hair.

    14. College and High School Football is as important here as the Giants, the Yankees, the Mets, the Lakers and the Knicks, and a dang site more fun to watch.

    15. Yeah, we have golf courses. But don't hit the water hazards - it spooks the fish.

    16. Turn down that blasted car stereo! That thumpity-thump crap ain't music, anyway. We don't want to hear it anymore than we want to see your boxers! Refer back to #1!

    True Westerners are friendly so we share these Rules in hopes you can begin to understand what real life is all about.

  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2009

    05/21/2009 3:19:10 PM PDT · 2,234 of 3,373
    OESY to Kitty Mittens; JustAmy

    Thank you, Kitty MIttens and Amy.

  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2009

    05/21/2009 12:59:09 PM PDT · 2,225 of 3,373
    OESY to JustAmy; yorkie; DollyCali; MEG33; jaycee
    Dear Amy, Yorkie, Dolly, Meg and Jaycee,

    Thank you so much for your birthday wishes.
    Your support means much to me.
    I hope to be back to post soon.

    In the meantime,


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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2009

    01/22/2009 7:59:50 PM PST · 2,510 of 3,688
    OESY to Lady Jag; All


    "Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it.
    You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you,
    holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"

    Clip from On Golden Pond

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  • Jogger bloodied near Gracie Mansion (Bloomberg's New York)

    01/05/2009 5:13:30 AM PST · 24 of 52
    OESY to jimbo123
    Investigators were combing the upper East Side on Sunday night searching for the suspect, who was believed to be mentally ill.

    Good luck. Some NYC precincts vote over 90% for Democrats.

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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2009

    01/02/2009 8:19:18 AM PST · 131 of 3,688
    OESY to JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Lady Jag; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; LUV W; Cardhu; ...



    Thought I ought to check in to wish all my FReeper Friends
    a Happy & Healthy New Year (and Diver Dave a Happy Birthday)!







    Beach Run
    Gopi Krish

    Been running hard while trying to keep my feet on the ground ... and
    so the World turns! All my best to you all! Keep up the good work!


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  • Democrats Agenda For a Power Grab, by Ken Blackwell

    12/10/2008 7:40:43 AM PST · 1 of 10
    OESY
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2008

    12/02/2008 9:17:06 AM PST · 192 of 3,660
    OESY to Billie
  • Operation First Casualty: Anti-war protest and street theater (Zombie Photo Essay)

    12/01/2008 1:47:59 PM PST · 38 of 39
    OESY to mojito


    PETA on the move

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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2008

    12/01/2008 1:40:44 PM PST · 82 of 3,660
    OESY to La Enchiladita

    So that’s where the expression comes from: “Oh My Mod!” I think I heard a young teenage girl sitting behind me use it about 18 times on the last flight I took. LOL!

  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2008

    12/01/2008 8:23:36 AM PST · 19 of 3,660
    OESY to jaycee; JustAmy; All
    Good definition, jaycee!




    Do Not Feed The Trolls:

    1. Do not respond in kind to a blog troll.
    Blog trolls feed on arousing the ire of their targets. If you feed a blog troll by equaling his vitriol, then he will come back for more. Instead, think of ways to speak kind words in all your communication with a blog troll.

    Proverbs 26:4 - “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him.”

    2. Do not demand an apology for bad behavior from a blog troll. This tactic generally encourages the blog troll to dig in and to defend the righteousness of his cause all the more. This leads to more rude and caustic commentary, and the cycle starts all over again.

    Proverbs 12:15 - “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.”

    3. Do not attempt to correct or to rebuke the blog troll in the comments thread or in any other public forum. That only leads to more nasty conflict. If you feel that you have been wronged, then the private confrontation enjoined in Matthew 18:15 is probably the best way forward. Try to get the blog troll’s e-mail address, and resolve the matter there.

    Proverbs 17:10 – “A rebuke goes deeper into one who has understanding Than a hundred blows into a fool.”
    Proverbs 27:22 - “Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him.”
    Matthew 18:15 - “And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.”

    4. Do not acknowledge the comments of an unrepentant blog troll. If the blog troll is unresponsive to your private efforts to get him to play nice, then you should ignore his comments thence forward. Once again, do not feed a blog troll. It only makes him bigger. If everyone will simply pay no attention to blog troll comments, then the blog troll will eventually go away.

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