Monday, February 28, 2011

A public service announcement to the media

I don't give a rat's hind quarters what happens to Charlie Sheen!

I don't care what porn stars he's diddling this week!

I don't care what Diane Sawyer asked him in her exclusive interview!

And I don't care why CBS fired him!

Get it!

And that goes for Lindsey Lohan too!

Do tyrants fear America anymore?

The answer to that question is no and it takes a British journalist to give this president the comeuppance that he deserves.

Nile Gardiner
The d├ębacle of Washington’s handling of the Libya issue is symbolic of a wider problem at the heart of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. The fact that it took ten days and at least a thousand dead on the streets of Libya’s cities before President Obama finally mustered the courage to call for Muammar “mad dog” Gaddafi to step down is highly embarrassing for the world’s only superpower, and emblematic of a deer-in-the-headlights approach to world leadership. Washington seems incapable of decisive decision-making on foreign policy at the moment, a far cry from the days when it swept entire regimes from power, and defeated America’s enemies with deep-seated conviction and an unshakeable drive for victory.


Just a few years ago the United States was genuinely feared on the world stage, and dictatorial regimes, strategic adversaries and state sponsors of terror trod carefully in the face of the world’s most powerful nation. Now Washington appears weak, rudderless and frequently confused in its approach. From Tehran to Tripoli, the Obama administration has been pathetically slow to lead, and afraid to condemn acts of state-sponsored repression and violence. When protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the Islamist dictatorship in Iran in 2009, the brutal repression that greeted them was hardly a blip on Barack Obama’s teleprompter screen, barely meriting a response from a largely silent presidency.


In contrast to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, President Obama fails to see the United States as an exceptional nation, with a unique role in leading the free world and standing up to tyranny. In his speeches abroad he has frequently found fault with his own country, rather than projecting confidence in American greatness. From Cairo to Strasbourg he has adopted an apologetic tone rather than demonstrating faith in America as a shining city upon a hill, a beacon of freedom and liberty. A leader who lacks pride in his own nation’s historic role as a great liberator simply cannot project strength abroad.


It has also become abundantly clear that the Obama team attaches little importance to human rights issues, and in contrast to the previous administration has not pursued a freedom agenda in the Middle East and elsewhere. It places far greater value upon engagement with hostile regimes, even if they are carrying out gross human rights abuses, in the mistaken belief that appeasement enhances security. This has been the case with Iran, Russia and North Korea for example. This administration has also been all too willing to sacrifice US leadership in deference to supranational institutions such as the United Nations, whose track record in standing up to dictatorships has been virtually non-existent.


The White House’s painful navel-gazing on Libya last week, with even the French adopting a far tougher stance, is cause for grave concern. The Obama administration’s timid approach to foreign policy is the last thing the world needs at a time of mounting turmoil in the Middle East, including the growing threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, and Islamist militancy on the rise from Egypt to Yemen. US leadership is now needed more than ever, but has embarrassingly gone AWOL on the world stage.
Obama is faltering and the world is watching. He is the captain of this rudder less and impotent nation. He has caused it, he is responsible.

There's a void in global leadership

Was it something he said?

Addressing congress, president Obama said, “We will not rule out military assets. We will not tolerate this regime using military force against its own people. This is an illegitimate regime which has lost the support of its people. To that end, I have asked the Pentagon and the Secretary of Defense to look into the no-fly zone. Our message to Colonel Qaddafi is simple: go now.”

No, actually? It was something someone else said. Prime Minister David Cameron of the UK to be exact. Cameron is the one that made those comments before his house of parliament today. One thing is for sure, Barack Obama will never threaten the use of America's military power to intervene on any level or for any purpose. That is the way his own beliefs and those of his leftist handlers run.

Addressing the House of Commons, Cameron said, “We will not rule out military assets. We will not tolerate this regime using military force against its own people. This is an illegitimate regime which has lost the support of its people. To that end, I have asked the Ministry of Defense to look into the no-fly zone. Our message to Colonel Qaddafi is simple: go now.”

Thus does the burden of leadership pass from an inert American White House. The post-American century is full of little surprises.


The post American century is upon us. The minute George Bush left office and Barack Obama was sworn in, there was an immediate and palpable void in leadership on the global stage. The world has noticed that void, Hence the rise of Islamic militancy and the collapsing of the middle east piece meal.

For the last one hundred years, America has been the leading force in the world. Yet if you believe the leftist media, America was despised and hated and we had lost our ability to lead the world. We didn't deserve to be the leaders of the world. and when voids are created, voids are filled.

Teddy Roosevelt knew what leadership was, when he sent the Great White Fleet around the world to demonstrate American power and resolve. James Monroe knew what leadership was, when he drew a line on the map and warned the imperialists of Europe that they had better not cross it or else. Thomas Jefferson knew how to handle Libya when he sent Presley O'bannon to Tripoli with the Marines in 1805 to deal with the Barbary pirates.

And two hundred years after the fact? We have an anti American diplomatic weakling in the office of the presidency. Someone who is being recognized daily in world capitols for his lack of ability to handle even the most basic responsibilities of his office. Our enemies are laughing at us and is there any wonder that David Cameron of the UK and Sarkozy of France and Merkel of Germany are simply moving on and no longer concerning themselves with America?

America has lost its standing in the world alright and Barack Obama is responsible for it.

Meanwhile, the enemies of this nation are taking note of our weakness on the world stage and domestically. As this president twists in the winds of the Muslim storm that has been blowing for the past several months in the middle east, other leaders are being forced by circumstances (the void) to step forward and fill in where America has failed to lead.

This week it is Libya. Next week or the week after that it will be Saudi Arabia Mean while all the other smaller confederate kingdoms in the middle east are each falling under the spell of revolution. Islamic militancy is on the rise and they are riding the crest of the militant wave that is rushing across all nations in the middle east. All except Israel. Israel who sits alone, isolated and abandoned and soon to be inundated on all sides by her assembled enemies. America is no longer Israel's allie.

I wonder what the public face for this harlequin of a president will be once Saudi Arabia falls and the missiles are incoming on Israel....

The passing of an era

Frank Buckles, America's last living link to our dough boy past had died.



Frank Buckles, the last living U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110.

Buckles "died peacefully in his home of natural causes" early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge.

Buckles marked his 110th birthday on February 1, but his family had
earlier told CNN he had slowed considerably since last fall, according his
daughter Susannah Buckles Flanagan, who lives at the family home near Charles Town, West Virginia.


I first learned of Frank a couple of years ago, when his story was told by Stuart Lutz in his book The Last Leaf. This morning as I contemplate the inevitable, I cannot help but think about our WWII veterans who are dying at a rate of fifteen hundred a day now. In a few more years, there will be but one of them left also.

Rest in peace Frank. You made a difference both in the war and almost one hundred years later as your story was told. May God now hold you in his loving arms.

Semper Fi

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In Memorium: Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter

From a Patriot Guard Posting today.

Tennessee is in mourning at the loss of another one of her American Hero's United States Marine, LCPL Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, of Columbia, TN, died Feb. 19 of wounds received Feb. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

He was a 2002 graduate of Columbia Central High School and furthered his education at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With a deep love for his country, he joined the United States Marines in September, 2007; where was a member of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

The happiest day of his life was when he married the love of his life, Crissie. Crissie said that she shared that love with their nephew Caleb because Andrew simply adored Caleb. The family even has a picture of Andrew crawling in the playpen with Caleb to play with him. Andrew’s mother said, “Caleb was his best bud in life!” Although Andrew’s life was so short, he truly enjoyed every bit of his 27 years here on this earth. When Crissie was asked if he had a motto that he lived by, she quickly replied in unison with his mother, “It is what it is.” His contagious smile will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Crissie, expecting his son. Landon,. in less than 2 weeks, his parents, Kevin & Cindy Carpenter, two sisters: Jamie (Tom) King, and Katrina (Michael) Kutzleb; his loving nephew Caleb King and his precious niece Marissa Kutzleb; his mother and father-in-law of which he was so close, Jon and Robbie Ponder; two grandmother-in-laws: Doris Lane and Dorothy Ponder and his grandmother Shirley Carpenter; two sister-in-laws: Carrie & Cassie Ponder; and his brother-in-law Jonathan Ponder.

A special mention, Andrew and Crissie were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their soon-to-be born son, Landon Paul Carpenter. As Crissie said, “he isn’t here yet, right now he’s still in heaven with Andrew.”

By God's Grace two hearts are healed



With all that is going on in the world, this is a story that should cause those who view it a moment to pause and reflect. What is God's plan and why. And are we not all part of it.

My wife found this story and posted it on her blog. A story of tragedy and slowly revealed meaning and rejoicing in the knowledge that we are not alone and everything in life has a purpose and an ultimately revealed hand.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Obama negates the constitution

So says Newt Gingrich (and a lot of other knowledgeable people).

Their battle cry is Shame!

In the Wisconsin state assembly, Democrats donned orange union T shirts and shouted Shame, Shame! Shame! at Republicans who had just passed a bill to limit unions slowly walked out of the state assembly house.

Those who should be ashamed are the democrats, for abdicating their responsibilities and hold the state and the people of Wisconsin hostage to their ideological minority mindset.





Madison


State Senate Republicans gave preliminary approval Friday of a budget-repair bill that eliminates most collective bargaining for public unions, but they were unable to send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker because of a weeklong boycott of the session by Democrats.

The vote came just hours after the representatives in the sleep-starved Assembly approved the bill. Their debate lasted 61 hours and was the longest in living memory.

On a voice vote, the Senate put the bill in a state where it can no longer be amended. Twenty senators must be present to pass the bill, but Republicans have just 19 seats.

Republicans railed against Democrats for fleeing to Illinois and boycotting the Senate since Feb. 17.

"Our Democrat senators not only ran away from the state, they ran away from their responsibility," said Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin).

Democrats say Republicans could achieve their financial goals by taking pension and health-care concessions from public employees, but should leave intact the bulk of their collective bargaining rights.

Simply too high a price to pay

Let's take the way back machine to July 2009 and have a look at how the NEA (National Education Association) outgoing president Bob Chanin viewed education and unions.

A prescient commentary on today's battles being waged in Wisconsin IMO.



NEA General Counsel: Union Dues, Not Education, Are Our Top Priority

"This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing drop rate rates, improving teacher quality, and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary these are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights, or collective bargaining.

That is simply too high a price to pay."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Her arrogance knows no bounds

This is one of those best read and contemplated, absent any commentary......

Pelosi edits honorary resolution...on Pelosi

The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi Thursday -- but its praise wasn't good enough for the House minority leader.

When the DNC's Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi's years as speaker of the House, Pelosi's daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother's behest, adding some of the accomplishments that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked.

"I have some friendly amendments," said Christine Pelosi, a political strategist, at the committee's session during the DNC Winter Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel Thursday afternoon. She is a member of the committee.

"You think I'm kidding," Christine Pelosi added, to surprised laughter from the room. The proposed changes, she indicated, came out of a discussion with her mother.

First, Pelosi wanted to add a mention of her fight against HIV and AIDS, because it was "why she went to Congress." Then, she wanted to insert a paragraph on her "accomplishments for equality," mentioning the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in December.

"Finally, since, as she said, 'I'm not going anywhere,' she wanted to add, in the final 'whereas' clause, '...and will continue the fight for America's working families,'" Christine Pelosi said.

The committee applauded that point, and approved the amended resolution on a voice vote.

The Pelosi resolution, submitted by a roster of Democratic luminaries headed by DNC Chairman Tim Kaine, was one of dozens of ceremonial acts considered by the committee, on such topics as praising President Obama's State of the Union address, honoring the victims of January's Tucson shootings and memorializing Elizabeth Edwards. Most of the resolutions were approved without changes.

Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer?


Look who are best buds now.......(according to Ghaddafi)
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi considers the US president a blessing to the Muslim world. In a speech published in London-based al-Hayat newspaper on Saturday, Gaddafi praised Barack Obama, called him a "friend" and said there is no longer any dispute between his country and the US.

Speaking in the Libyan city of Sirt at an event marking the 24th anniversary of an American attack on Libya, he said, "At the time, we were the target of the American cannon, the American navy challenged us in the gulf of Sirt and attacked us all along Libya's shores. America tested Libya, and the Libyan people resisted the large country, but today, thank God, the difference is great." 


He said, "Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent, and this is something we never imagined – that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama."
"a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent,"

Kinda says a lot don't it.  Now of course, the White House and "their buds" in the media will distance themselves from these statements by Gaddafi and seek to claim these are just the ramblings of a mad man. 

But these revelations do call for at least some pause and reflection. At least in my opinion they do.. Many people, myself included, tried to warn the people in this country back during the 2008 presidential election as it concerned Obama's roots and how he was viewed by middle eastern Muslims, regardless of how much he and his handlers and the media tried to muddy the waters.  And one of the main warnings that we all issued back then, was just how Barack Obama was seen by Muslims in the middle east. Specifically, that regardless of his protestations and denials, he remained the first born son of an African Muslim and therefore, he was/is a Muslim in the minds of  Muslims globally.


So considering Gaddafi's statements of supposed friendship and admiration for this president? Are his assertions really some isolated delusional representation, or do they speak directly to the way Barack Obama is viewed in the Muslim world et al.

I say the latter is closer to the reality. Besides, Barack Hussein Obama was the first and only American president to ever visit Libya. He must of made a real impression on Gaddafi.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Obama's nine day silence on Libya?

It's a scheduling issue.



Harry Potter.....I mean Jay Carney looks completely lost and out of his element. Just my opinion.......

Foreign troops in the streets of America

Couldn't happen you say? Guess again.
Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
You haven't seen any mention of this in American media have you. No, this report is coming out of Canada and the American media is still asleep at the switch. No one in American media is questioning why the Obama administration has kept quite on this "deal" are they.    Read on........
Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Fores announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas. The U.S. military’s Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency. The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S.
I can imagine that this agreement has been greeted with suspicion (in Canada) and I suspect that it would be greeted with more than suspicion (here) if this nation and the people at large were made aware of what has been hidden from them.

The Posse Comitatus Act specifically prohibits the use of American military personnel in any capacity involving law enforcement against the people. Yet here is an agreement between Canada and America, that is in essence our government and this administration making an 'end around' maneuver, to insure that the present administration can field as many troops in the streets as possible once they call for it. (including foreign troops.) And the premise of the supposed necessity is the need to address potential "Civil unrest?"


While some in Canada are railing against what they see as the increased integration of American and Canadian militaries, in my opinion there is a far graver fear and reality that should be being addressed. And that reality is the justified fear that foreign troops can now legally (via treaty) be put in our streets to police and control our citizens during "civil unrest." And this has been done under the cover of darkness and secrecy and withheld from the knowledge and awareness of the American people.


We Americans have had some significant 'civil unrest' across the last fifty years in particular. The civil rights movement and anti war protests of the 60's immediately come to mind. Campus unrest, Kent State etc. Rioting, burning, marching in the streets. All have occurred and yet we have never had the need to call in troops from other nations to quell or police our citizens. So what is afoot now. What is this administration afraid of? What are they preparing for?


For the past twenty odd years, there have been those who spoke of the black helicopters and the FEMA camps that have been inexplicably constructed for supposed "natural disasters" and in each instance, those who questioned what they were seeing were called nutters and members of some radical fringe thinking.

I wonder what people will think of their opinions now. I wonder what they will think if they are told the truth about what this administration is doing and accomplishing under the cover of a complicit media.

The bottom line, America is being prepared. From our international policy interactions with other nations, to the purposeful contrition and demeaning of America by this president in the eyes of the world. To the way our supposed office of homeland security responds and reacts to known and observed threats to this nation and recognizes the greatest of those threats as (supposedly) domestic in nature. To the recent admonishes by Janet Napolitano to solicit information from everyday Americans against their neighbors. To the manner in which our leaders now classify our own people in America as a greater threat than those on foreign soil who have vowed ill will toward this nation.

This president and his administration have been open and forthright as it concerns their observations of militant Islamic terror in the world. They have denied it exists and refused to even use the word terror or to recognize or acknowledge that there is Muslim fundamentalism afoot in the surge of global terrorism. They have branded our own people as threats, including Christians who have spoken out against homosexuality and those coming home from having served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

These veterans are considered as potential subversives and potential threats to this nation. Yet this administration turns blind eyes and deaf ears to those all but screaming to be seen as the true threats to this nation in the middle east. Combine that with the fact that this president and his administration's across the board acceptance, that America stands to be attacked and on a level far beyond the 9/11 attacks.


That sentiment has been repeatedly followed up by the Obama administration, with the statement that America can 'sustain and absorb' another terrorist attack along the lines of 9/11 or worse. Now consider what is presently happening in Wisconsin and soon to be happening in Indiana and Ohio and other states.

This administration is preparing the ground for the day (soon to come) when the president could very well step forward and declare a national emergency. A time when in the face of rising discontent, this man could in essence call for marshal law and then bring in foreign troops to enforce his edicts. And by the way, his authority to use the kill switch on the internet is in place to be activated.


Still say that it can't happen here in America? Look around....pay attention people. How has the entire middle east been set afire in recent weeks and who was responsible for that happening. Still believe that all of that was the result of some leaked memos by wikileaks and some errant US Army PFC who apparently had unlimited access to America's greatest secrets?

There is a global fundamentalist Muslim realignment in the making. It has already occurred in Tunisia and Egypt and it is now spreading to Yemen and Bahrain and yes, it is spreading to Saudi Arabia. Libya is burning and the Muslim fundamentalists are cheering. Iranian navy ships are transiting the Suez in route to Syria And America is condemning Israel on the florr of the UN and this president remains silent.

Yet in the background, his military leadership is signing covert treaty agreements with Canada authorizing the deployment of Canadian troops in the streets of America during civil unrest? And yet Americans haven't been told about it.

The only position that this president has taken in the past month on any issue, has been to support the unionized efforts to overthrow the duly elected government of Wisconsin and the wishes of the people there. And to that end, the president and his party have sent their own campaign machine and resources into Wisconsin to see to it that the people of Wisconsin are not allowed to vote for their own self determination. Nor will they be allowed in any fashion to stand against the unions who have destroyed the public treasury of Wisconsin.

How much longer before this happens all across America? How much longer before we turn on the TV and see the streets of America resembling the streets of Cairo or Tripoli. How long before we see foreign troops marching and firing against our citizens?

That can't ever happen in America you say? It's already in motion people. Wake up and open your eyes before it is too late. Our enemies are inside the gates and they are preparing this nation for utter destruction and the ultimate socialist control of us all, cradle to grave.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The price of shadowing: Martyrs missing out on paradise.

As the news has reported for the past several days, a yacht carrying four Americans was commandeered by Somali pirates and was being sailed to Somalia by the pirates, while American war ships 'shadowed' the yacht and took no action.

Early this morning the shadowing ended and at least nine martyrs missed their ticket to paradise.



Four Americans dead and the American taxpayer about to be saddled with the expense and cost of maintaining and criminally prosecuting these Muslim heathens. The Navy could have intervened. The Navy should have intervened. But something tells me that the 'commander in chief' has changed the rules of engagement, since Navy SEALS killed the last three Somali pirates who commandeered a US Flagged vessel.

Just another sign of America's weakness of leadership and abject lack of care or concern when it comes to Muslim rage and terror in the world by this administration. In another time? These Somali bastards would have been immediately challenged, the vessel stormed and their sorry asses dispatched to their version of paradise post haste. But not so as long as the interloping impostor holds the reins of power in this country. A sad testament IMO.

Mounting Concerns on Wall Street

There is nothing like a little bit of middle eastern turmoil to turn the DOW into a quivering bowl of jelly. As usual, led by the speculators who admittedly play off of fears and attempt to steer and control markets with that fear. Once again, it looks like they are succeeding. And if the situation in Libya isn't resolved quickly, Americans may look back on gasoline at $5 a gallon as a deal.



Oil prices surge 9% in one day

Mounting concerns over Libya's violent crisis battered stocks once again Tuesday and sent oil prices surging, while the earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch pushed the country's currency sharply lower.

With deep rifts opening up in Moammar Gadhafi's regime, air force pilots defecting and a bloody crackdown in the capital of Tripoli, investors are fretting over how the crisis will end and what the impact on the North African country's oil production will be.

Libya is the world's 18th largest oil producer, pumping out around 1.8 million barrels a day, or a little under 2 percent of global daily output. The OPEC country also sits atop the biggest oil reserves in the whole of Africa.

With so much uncertainty surrounding a large chunk of the world's daily oil production, oil prices surged. Benchmark crude for March delivery was up $7.88 a barrel, or 9.1 percent, to $94.08 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

"The Middle East will remain the market's focus today with moves in the oil price probably the best single indicator of the market's assessment of the wider implications of events there," said Adrian Foster, an analyst at Rabobank International.

With the oil price rising at such a rapid rate, stocks are inevitably under severe pressure.

Rising crude prices are a particular worry for investors as they reinforce fears of inflation and raw materials costs. They also stoke worries of a big drop in global demand levels, as experienced in previous oil price shocks in 1973-4, 1979 and 2008.

Kadhafi the hunted



Two weeks ago it was Kadhafi directing those in Libya and telling the rest of the Muslim world to continue to protest and to surround Israel on all sides. Careful what you wish for Moamer. Looks like your own nightmare in the making has come to pass.

Looks like it is you that has been sent to ground to be hunted down and expelled or killed by the radicals.

Sunni cleric says army should kill Kadhafi

Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa on Monday that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Moamer Kadhafi should do so "to rid Libya of him."

"Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Kadhafi should do so," Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who is usually based in Qatar, told Al-Jazeera television.

He also told Libyan soldiers "not to obey orders to strike at your own people," and urged Libyan ambassadors around the world to dissociate themselves from Kadhafi's regime.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The color purple

Let's take the way back machine three years to January 2008. Back before Barack Obama was elected to the White House. Back when he was still a US senator from Illinois. Let's watch and listen to what the man had to say to the SEIU union members in attendance and where he associated his power base and his creds to ultimately become a US senator.



Now watch how he has responded (and will continue to respond) to the controversy in Wisconsin and the public employee unions holding the state hostage.

Hopefully? More people will pay attention to Barack Obama and what he is saying and they will take note of where his allegiances lie when it comes to the people's money and who should control it.

Hopefully....

Revisionist Christianity: WWJD

Mike Huckabee has it right, there should be no place in Christian churches for Muslims who disrespect the faith of Christians and condemn them as infidels.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has spoken out against an American church for leasing space to Muslims for prayer. The church made the decision due to the lack of space at the local mosque. Speaking on Fox News’ Fox and Friendly morning program, Huckabee expressed dismay and asked in opposition, “Should the church be rented out to show adult movies on the weekend?”
Huckabee prefaced with the caveat of respecting "the autonomy of each local church" to make its own decisions, but added, "you just wonder, what are they thinking? If the purpose of a church is to push forward the gospel of Jesus Christ, and then you have a muslim group that says that Jesus Christ and all the people that follow him are a bunch of infidels who should be essentially obliterated, I have a hard time understanding that."

He concluded by stating that his Christian duty prohibited the offering of "my home or my place of worship to praise something other than Jesus."

Continue reading on Examiner.com:


This morning the recurring theme on Fox News seems to be the sarcastic question, "What would Jesus do?" As it concerns the use of Christian churches as rentals for Muslims.

I for one believe I know what Jesus would do. I believe the scriptures speak clearly to what Jesus' feeling were when he saw the temple of God being defiled.

Matthew 21:12
"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves:

2 Corinthians 6:14
"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"

Want to know what Jesus would do? Read your bible and pray about the question and the answers will be provided.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Iraq Vet Heckled by elitist college scum

There is no other name for people like these other than scum. I have seen them all of my life. I experienced their vitriol when I returned home from Viet Nam. They have no honor, they have no respect, they are the flotsam of humanity in my opinion and they should be treated equally as they treat others. Sickening little bastards if you ask me.

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

"It doesn't matter how you feel about the war. It doesn't matter how you feel about fighting," said Maschek. "There are bad men out there plotting to kill you."

Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.

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Heaven is real

Found by Rick at Brutally Honest.

What a wonderful report.....

 

Even the yellow dogs are barking

This interesting revelation comes to us from no less than the L.A. Times. Not exactly a bastion of conservative values or moderate government. But even their dogs are yelping...

Here's the isolated president's perception of how painfully the feds need to address their fiscal canyon: "If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, you might put off a vacation."
Delay a vacation? Where, to his planet? When millions of American families would settle for having a job in Obama's unstimulated economy? Or keeping their home while the Democrat lobs $53 billion more taxpayer money winning the future with unions to build high-speed trains for nobody to ride -- but to do so very rapidly?
As Obama did with extending the Bush tax cuts in December, it appears....
... the president of the United States is positioning himself as the reluctant follower again: 'Gee, it looks like I'll have to accept those cuts from these GOP hostage-takers, as much as I don't like them.' Which, of course, would get him both the cuts to brag about next year, proof of his willingness to compromise, if not lead, and cover from his left, whObama 2-15-11 News Conferenceich thinks his phony proposed cuts now are too much.
As he did with the design of the stimulus spending bill two years ago, Obama is leaving the real -- and politically risky -- detailed cutting work to Congress.
He knows and says that reforms in the huge entitlement spending is where the real whacking work needs doing. But he doesn't whack there. You first, Mr. Speaker.
On Monday when Obama's less-than bold budget plopped on Capitol Hill, Senate Democrats were way too busy to talk much on TV cameras; after all, many of them are up for reelection next year and the most recent voter message that flipped the House on a historic scale over to those Republican weinies was not exactly, "Hey, charge it. Whatever you need."
So, rushing past, Democrats said merely, good starting point. A warning sign to any White House that's attempting to substitute the word "investing" for "spending."
However, judging by the words coming from the Republican House majority, its members are preparing to respond enthusiastically to that voter spending howl. In a joint statement, the GOP's House leadership said:
The American people are ready to get serious about tackling our fiscal challenges, but President Obama’s budget fails to lead.  The president’s budget punts on entitlement reform and actually makes matters worse by spending too much, taxing too much, and borrowing too much –- stifling job growth today and threatening our economic future.
Boehner added: "The president apparently believes a $607-billion budget deficit is 'living within our means.'"


I'd say? What we are witnessing here, is a major peek in the box and a major departure of base line support for the president and his policies by party loyalists.

Which never ceases to amaze me when I see things like this. What exactly did these people expect? I mean truthfully, what did they think the man and the party were going to accomplish.

Setting aside the reality that those in the L.A. Times and other mainstream American media, did everything in their power for eight years to demonize George Bush, what the hell did they expect from a rainbow coalition of new party socialists from Chicagoland?

Now the realities are settling in on the left that so joyously marched to the tune of the piper and here this fellow is asking what planet Obama is from? I believe those on the other side of the isle have been pointing that out since day one and no one in the MSM cared to address it before now.

The reality is, America cannot sustain the unbridled spending that this president and the previous congress have saddled us with. They can blame the recession on Bush until hell freezes over, but the truth and reality speaks to the roots of the problem that were decades in the making. Just as the truth points to the fact that those in democratic leadership denied the impending danger and collapse of the American housing and mortgage industry until it was too late. And in the aftermath of the disaster that they defended to the very end, their only response after the collapse was to blame Bush.

Yet it appears that at least a few in the media are beginning to realize and recognize what this nation is now faced with. Even so, the litmus test of what the people will tolerate and what they will accept for the next ten years, is presently being formed in Wisconsin and Ohio and the other states where unions are being taken on head to head.

America's fiscal fate literally hangs by a thread and what comes of these protests and the actions of these now republican controlled legislatures will determine our fate for the immediate and long term future..

Meanwhile, Obama's words are haunting. In the midst of this crisis (and from day one in office) the man has not practiced hat he preached as it concerned constraint or sacrifice. His extravagant personal spending on vacations and travel and his wife's retinue of camp followers during her extravagant vacations has become legendary. And as we speak, Michelle and the girls are on a skiing vacation while VP Biden and family are taking in the Keys this weekend.

I guess they never got the memo on constraint or tightening or the need to reduce expenditures or lead by example for that matter. Or the postponing of vacations that the president once spoke of as the sacrifices he expected all Americans to have to endure.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A sick state of affairs

As the state of Wisconsin labored into its sixth day of labor protests, the unionists arrived with fake doctors adn fake doctors excuses for anyone that wanted one.


'Fake' Sick Notes Given to Wisconsin Protestors
As thousands of protesters on both sides of an epic budget standoff in Wisconsin faced off Saturday at the Capitol, alleged doctors were handing out 'fake' sick notes to protesters -- allowing them to call in sick while the budget impasse continues.

FOX News' Mike Tobin reports that according to protesters, both on the pro-Governor and anti-union sides, they obtained the notes from alleged doctors standing on street corners handing them out to whomever asked. They said the doctors did not examine or inquire about their current health condition before passing off notes.

Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker gathered on the east side of the Capitol, surrounded by a much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who since Tuesday have filled the Capitol with chanting, drum-beats and anti-Walker slogans. Walker has proposed requiring government workers to contribute more to their health care and pension costs and largely eliminating their collective bargaining rights. He insisted there was no room for compromise.

Pro-labor groups chanted, "Kill the bill," while supporters of Walker shouted back, "Pass the bill." Police separated both sides.


Is there any doubt concerning the leftist union tactics in Wisconsin? By any means necessary seems to be the order of the day and if lying and cheating are required to propel the agenda? Then so be it. So not only are the thousands of teachers and others who abandoned their duties and responsibilities this week not ashamed of themselves, they are more than willing to flaunt their arrogance in the face of the citizens of Wisconsin and the nation.

Sadly, there is no one present in the state government of Wisconsin who will call their hands on these lies and fabricated and forged excuses. I just hope that the voters of Wisconsin and Americans in general are watching this and taking notes.

What will happen this coming week in Wisconsin

As the weekend arrives and settles down the simmering controversy, the political powers that be are bringing all their efforts to bear on the people of Wisconsin. The simple fact remains that the people of Wisconsin voted for change and now that the change is happening, the democrats locally and nationally are blocking it.

Talk about obstructionist tactics and violent reactions. The majority of teachers in Wisconsin walked out on their jobs this week, while the democrat led opposition to the governor, literally fled the state and went into hiding to prevent being forced to participate in a fair and democratic vote.

Once again, the democrats and their ilk demonstrate clearly to the people, that the favored tactic of the left is 'by any means necessary.' The president has sent his campaign organization to the state to whip up the local unionists and Jesse Jackson arrived yesterday to add his voice to the cacophony of angst and vitriol that will flow freely come next week. And yes, the former speaker, madam Pelosi has also weighed in to demonstrate her 'solidarity' with the unionists.

I can't wait to see what will happen this week. (Or how the media will report it).

Friday, February 18, 2011

The crisis in Wisconsin brings up some interesting comparisons

In the past two days, I have had the occasion to read many editorials and op/ed pieces concerning the debacle in Wisconsin. Accompanying many of these, are reader submitted comments. Many of which decry the actions of the Wisconsin governor and laud the wishes and dreams of someone like FDR to once again appear to salve the savage beast of the public's social anxieties.

So just what would the great leader of the New Deal have to say about contemporary events in Wisconsin and other states where collective bargaining has all but hobbled these state budgets?


Even President Franklin Roosevelt, a friend of private-sector unionism, drew a line when it came to government workers: “Meticulous attention,” the president insisted in 1937, “should be paid to the special relations and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the Government….The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service.” The reason? F.D.R. believed that “[a] strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to obstruct the operations of government until their demands are satisfied. Such action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it is unthinkable and intolerable.”


Source

Will Wisconsin be the first to collapse?

What happens is Wisconsin collapses in the face of a budget shortfall and financial crisis? Read on...

President Obama has accused Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, of unleashing "an assault" on unions by pressing legislation that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees and sharply increase their health care and pension payments.

"Some of what I've heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions," Obama told WTMJ-TV in a White House interview Wednesday. "And I think it's very important for us to understand that public employees, they're our neighbors, they're our friends."

"I think everybody's got to make some adjustments, but I think it's also important to recognize that public employees make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens," he continued.

But Walker said the demands on public employees are "modest" compared with those in the private sector, and are meant to prevent a shutdown, which could result in 6,000 state workers not getting paid.

"We're at a point of crisis," the governor said, adding that he would call out the National Guard if needed to keep state operations, including prisons, running.

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I say that this may be an interesting situation to watch unfold. Or perhaps unravel is a better word. Based upon news reports yesterday, the fourteen democratic senators of Wisconsin, basically abandoned the state and fled to Illinois, in order to prevent the republican governor from passing legislation that would begin to address the state's budgetary shortfalls.

Something many Americans may be missing in this drama, is the fact that the governor's desired action is simply aimed at reducing the state's monetary outlay, so that the budget can be balanced., But because it involved taking something away from a union? The entire democrat party and the president have fallen in behind with their complete support of unions.

That's fine well and good, neighbors or no neighbors, who pays for it mr. president? The same is true in spades as it concerns the fat and waste needing excision in Washington. But don't look to see that happen anytime soon, short of a real revolution to depose and de-throne those occupying the seat and offices of government.

I have had my money on California as the first state to collapse and default, but now? It may very well be Wisconsin. What we have here is literally a 'Mexican standoff' between the elected governor and the majority legislature and once again, the liberal left has no intention of abiding by anything involving the popular vote.

I suppose we shall see what happens.

Is the entire middle east in a coma?

First it was this last week....

Mubarak Is Rumored To Have Fallen Into A Coma After His Final Speech

And now this....

Deposed Tunisian president is in a coma'

A true WTF moment IMO.....

Addressing the Fiefdoms

 Speaking on the Czars that Obama has appointed in the administration, the republican house has set about to de-fund this shadow government of non elected officials.
Follow the link and read the rest, but this quote sums it up best IMO.

“These unappointed, unaccountable people who are literally running a shadow government, heading up these little fiefdoms that nobody can really seem to identify where they are or what they’re doing,” Scalise said Thursday. “But we do know that they’re wielding vast amounts of power.”

Time for the republicans to wield some power IMO and what better place to begin, than to de-fund the majority of this liberal lunacy that has been passed in the last two years.

The Political Terrorism of The Left

That's correct. Political terrorism. No other term for it.

The first amendment right to assemble and redress grievances to the government and to speak out, does not include the terrorizing of elected officials at their private residences or at the private residences of anyone else.

Take it to the street, take it to the capitols, but leave people's homes out of it.
When did demonstrating at the private homes of politicians or corporate executives become an acceptable way to voice one’s political opinions?
Nearly two dozen activists from DC Vote swarmed House Speaker John Boehner’s Capitol Hill residencea House continuing budget resolution that would cut $80 million in federal payments and prohibit the city from using local funds to pay for needle exchange programs and abortions. at 7:30 Thursday morning, chanting “Don’t tread of D.C.” and “No taxation without representation” to protest congressional “meddling” in the District’s local affairs, in particular
“Speaker Boehner is coming to our home telling us how to spend our money,” Ilir Zherka, the group’s executive director, told his followers. “We decided to come to his house to tell him to leave D.C. alone.”
After Capitol Police officers blocked their way by using bikes to erect a makeshift barricade, the protestors remained outside Boehner’s home for more than an hour.
This is the same tactic used last month by protestors who don’t want Wal-Mart to open a new store in D.C. As DCist reported:
…Instead of demonstrating at one of the possible Walmart locations or making their opinions known to members of the D.C. Council, the protesters descended on the Woodley Park home of Dick Knapp, an executive at Foulger-Pratt, the company that is set to develop the Georgia Avenue Walmart.
Petworth resident Robby Diesu, who organized the Woodley Park protest, was quoted as saying:
"He's coming to our house. He's coming to my neighborhood. He's going to decimate my neighborhood. Why can't I come and stand outside his house for 30 minutes and ask him not to destroy my neighborhood?"
Why? Because such protests terrify people who have nothing to do with the issue, such as children and neighbors. And because assembling a mob in front of a person’s private residence is an inherently threatening action. It’s also unnecessary, as there are many public areas in D.C. where such demonstrations are allowed.
And it’s not just Republicans and Big Business executives who are being targeted for unwelcome house calls.
Last May, 500 screaming, placard-waving members of the Service Employees International Union descended on the home of Greg Baer, deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America, and stood on his front porch to protest foreclosures, terrifying Baer’s 14-year-old son, who was home alone at the time. As Baer’s next-door neighbor, Fortune Magazine’s Nina Easton, pointed out, Baer is a lifelong Democrat who had worked for the Clinton Treasury Department. His wife, Shirley Sagawa, is a former adviser to Hillary Clinton.
Somebody better tell these yahoos that private homes are off-limits, and to stop making it personal.
This is the kind of crap I have come to expect from leftist democrats. That have no shame and they have no respect. Their political ideology is and always has been 'by any means necessary.

We are rapidly approaching the time when statesmen need to rise and call out these hyenas of the left and do what needs to be done to address the lunacy.

So please don't let me here anymore of this 'let's be civil and stop the 'violent rhetoric." These interloping bastards don't know how to remain civil and they sure as hell have no intention of reciprocating on any level of civility.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Elmo or NASCAR?

If this democrat has her way? Then the days of Army sponsorship of motor sports is limited.

 Minnesota Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum is offering an amendment to the House's federal budget bill that would strip Army sponsorship of a NASCAR vehicle, saying that Republicans who want to tackle excess spending should look to the millions spent on racing.
But NASCAR backers say McCollum ignores the value of the dollar spent at NASCAR. According to Col. Derek W. Crotts, who manages the Army's NASCAR marketing and advertising program, nearly one-third -- 46,000 -- of the 150,000 leads Army recruiters get each year come from motorsports events.
McCollum's amendment, introduced Wednesday, would prevent the U.S. Army from spending $7 million on NASCAR and $5 million on drag racing in 2011 as well as millions more by the Air Force and Navy.
"Taxpayer-funded NASCAR race cars are an absurdity at a time when the Republican-Tea Party is cutting federal support for homeless veterans, law enforcement officers and firefighters. I know NASCAR fans are passionate and patriotic. This amendment gets the government out of NASCAR and gives them the opportunity to encourage the private sector to demonstrate its patriotism by donating a military sponsorship," McCollum said in a release. 
Personally? I believe this democrat would do better taking on motherhood than messing with NASCAR. A year or so back on April 1st, someone sent out an email that said that Obama was going to go after NASCAR.

There was an immediate backlash to this April Fools prank. I can only imagine what is about to happen with this proposal by this Minnesota congresswoman. 

Three simple rules.

Don't mess with religion

Don't mess with guns.

Don't mess with NASCAR.


Cairo comes to Madison

For those not familiar with what is happening in Madison Wisconsin this week, it's pretty simple. The labor unions have decided to make an example out of Wisconsin's governor, the legislature and the citizens who would dare to tell them no.

Labor Unions Rail!

Say you generally liked Gov. Scott Walker's move to rein in government labor costs but had a few doubts on his method. The last few days should have cleared that up nicely.
The public-sector union tantrums, meant to make lawmakers wobble, have an inadvertent message for the rest of us: Voters can vote all they want. We can elect a cheapskate governor and a Legislature to match. But come the moment, unions will have the last, loudest word.
They'll have it if takes marches. They'll have it if it takes what amounts to an illegal strike, with so many Madison teachers calling in sick Wednesday that the district closed schools. If it takes showing up for a we-know-where-your-family-is protest on Walker's Wauwatosa lawn while he was at work, the unions are sure they can outshout any election result.
This is exactly why Walker is right to limit the unions' power over government spending.

And what does our president have to say about it?

Obama calls it an assault on unions.

"Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions," President Obama told TMJ4 in Milwaukee.
Follow the link and watch the video of the president as he assesses the unrest in Wisconsin.

The voters of Wisconsin and the newly elected governor and legislature have a mandate from the people. "Rein in spending." To do that, the governor has recognized that the state can no longer sustain the budget costs of exorbitant labor union contracts with state employees. These state employees are going to have to bear a fair share of the costs and expense of their pensions and insurance.

Saying those who didn't see it coming must have been in a "coma," Gov. Scott Walker unveiled sweeping legislation that would severely curtail public employee rights and dramatically change the way Wisconsin negotiates with unions going forward.
Officials alerted the Wisconsin State Employees Union on Friday that expired collective bargaining agreements would be canceled March 13. State unions have been operating under the terms of their previous contracts, an arrangement that can be terminated with 30 days notice.
The news came on the same day the governor unveiled a budget repair bill that would remove nearly all collective bargaining rights for nearly all public employees in the state and make it easier for employers to fire workers that engage in some form of labor unrest.
To union leaders, and many Democratic lawmakers, the governor's moves represent an all-out effort to end the influence of organized labor in Wisconsin.
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Democrats and labor unions are calling it a power grab and an action specifically designed to kill labor unions. While those on the other side of the argument see it as the only way to rein in Wisconsin's runaway budget.

And the people's interest are being crushed in the middle.

The major sticking point seems to be the governor's desire to eliminate 'collective bargaining' on everything but salaries, along with requiring pension contributions and insurance contribution increases. Except for police and fire, who the governor has exempted period, for fear that a public safety strike would be devastating to the state.


The problem is this. Currently, state and local employees pay nothing toward their pensions and very little toward their insurance coverage. By asking them to pony up and by removing their ability to continue the present arrangement via collective bargaining union contracts, the governor has lit the fuse to a labor time bomb in Wisconsin.

Cry Havoc! Let slip the dogs of war!

Protesters clogged the hallways of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Thursday as the Senate prepared to pass a momentous bill that would strip government workers, including school teachers, of nearly all collective bargaining rights.The nation's most aggressive anti-union proposal has been speeding through the Legislature since Republican Gov. Scott Walker introduced it a week ago. After clearing a major legislative hurdle Wednesday night, it was headed to votes in the Senate and Assembly.

As it stands today, thousands are in the streets protesting in Wisconsin.  Seems strikingly reminiscent of strikes witnessed in France and other socialist states in Europe when they too were told that their socialist obligations could no longer be sustained.

Now the only question that remains in Wisconsin? Will the people of Wisconsin stand up and stand united in the face of union bullying tactics. Will the people of Wisconsin stand and say that reason must be applied to the larger crisis of state deficit. Or will the people's interests become a casualty of union bullying.

I would certainly like to think that the people will support the governor, but I don't have any faith in the common people being able to hold the line against an all out union onslaught and a sympathetic media media blitz that has already begun.

Short of putting the national guard on the streets, its only a matter of time before the governor and the legislature capitulate to union demands.

Muslim Extremist: And now a word from their sponsors

Is there anyone more out of touch concerning the middle east than CIA Director Leon Panetta or National Intelligence Director Charles Clapper?


Apparently yes. And that person is none other than former president Jimmy Carter, who literally should be recognized as 'the father of all wars' in the middle east for the past thirty years and into the future.

Here is what the peanut farmer had to say concerning the recent turmoil in Egypt and ouster of president Mubarek.

"My guess is the (Egyptian) military leaders don't want to give up their political influence or power," Carter said. But the military has seen what the demonstrators have done and will most likely submit to their demands, he said.

"The demonstrators will not accept anything less than honest, fair and open elections," he said, adding that his foundation, the Carter Center, will be as "involved as possible" in bringing about successful Egyptian elections in September.
And then as it concerns the Muslim Brotherhood? He had this to say....

"I think the Muslim Brotherhood is not anything to be afraid of in the upcoming (Egyptian) political situation and the evolution I see as most likely," Carter said. "They will be subsumed in the overwhelming demonstration of desire for freedom and true democracy."
Too bad that the America people and the world didn't see Jimmy Carter as something to be afraid of decades ago. Nothing to be afraid of mr. president? To hell you say! In my opinion, Carter's historical ignorance of the religious dynamics in the middle east and his demonstrated intent to destroy Israel and America via idiotic foreign policies, has only been eclipsed by our present occupant of the white house.

In no other administration since until now, has America utterly abandoned their friends and coddled their enemies. Barack Obama is in the midst of finalizing what Jimmy Carter began a generation ago.


And given the time, Obama has already surpassed the damage that Carter accomplished in his four years. And there is no greater evidence of that fact than what is being established this week in the UN, when the United States stands and abandons Israel and sides with the Arab world against them.


Make no mistake, the stage is being set for a conflagration in the middle east and the utter destruction of Israel (and America). What has been foretold for two thousand years is now unfolding before our eyes.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If 9/11 was an intelligence failure?

Then what the hell is this?

I'm sorry, but if Clapper and Panetta are any indication of our present intelligence capabilities? Then we are in a world of trouble.

US clueless about Egypt?

A senate hearing Wednesday revealed that top US intelligence agencies are largely ignorant about the current situation in Egypt and unfamiliar with the agenda of the country’s radical Islamists.
"It's hard to at this point to point to a specific agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood as a group," National Intelligence Director James Clapper told senators. When asked about the group’s attitude to Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, he said this was a difficult question before assessing “they are not in favor of the treaty.” 


However, he then noted that the Muslim Brotherhood was “only one voice in the emerging political milieu," adding that the group is “a large, heterogeneous global organization whose agenda and impact differ from country to country.”
"It also has different factions, including a conservative wing whose interpretation of Islam runs counter to broad electoral participation and a younger, more liberal wing who is more inclined to work through a secular political process," he said.

Arms smuggling? Not sure

 Asked about the Muslim Brotherhood’s position on weapons smuggling to Hamas in Gaza, Clapper said he was unaware of the group’s declared stance on the issue. He said that a wait-and-see attitude was also required before determining the Muslim Brotherhood’s position on Iran.

CIA Director Leon Panetta added: It is clear that within the Muslim brotherhood there are extremist elements that we have to pay attention to and that's something we watch very closely to make sure that they are not able to exert their influence on the directions of governments in that region."



Intelligence officials also conceded in the hearing that they did not pay enough attention to social media networks, and that they were not closely monitoring Tunisia, where the wave of ongoing regional unrest started.
“Frankly, Tunisia was probably not up there in our top 10 countries we were watching closely,” Clapper said. “So there is the aspect of the spread, the balance of our collection priorities. Obviously, we’re going to work on that. ... We’re going to pay a lot more attention to social media and what we can do to extract warning.”  

The Progressive Trojan Horse

I received this in email today and checked it out. Found the man's website and decided to spread the word.

A Black Man, The Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse


As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat’s unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People. Despite our screaming “no” from the rooftops, they forced Obamacare down our throats. Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. “Don’t urinate on me and tell me it’s raining.” Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care. The democrats are lying. Signing Obamacare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama’s promise to fundamentally transform America.
I keep asking myself. How did our government move so far from the normal procedures of getting things done? Could a white president have so successfully pulled off shredding the Constitution to further his agenda? I think not.
Ironically, proving America is completely the opposite of the evil racist country they relentlessly accuse her of being, progressives used America’s goodness, guilt and sense of fair play against her. In their quest to destroy America as we know it, progressives borrowed a brilliant scheme from Greek mythology. They offered America a modern day Trojan Horse, a beautifully crafted golden shiny new black man as a presidential candidate. Democrat Joe Biden lorded Obama as the first clean and articulate African American candidate. Democrat Harry Reid said Obama only uses a black dialect when he wants.
White America relished the opportunity to vote for a black man naively believing they would never suffer the pain of being called racist again. Black Americans viewed casting their vote for Obama as the ultimate Affirmative Action for America’s sins of the past.
Then there were the entitlement loser voters who said, “I’m votin’ for the black dude who promises to take from those rich SOBs and give to me”.
Just as the deceived Trojans dragged the beautifully crafted Trojan Horse into Troy as a symbol of their victory, deceived Americans embraced the progressive’s young, handsome, articulate and so called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusation of being a racist nation. Also like the Trojan Horse, Obama was filled with the enemy hiding inside.
Sunday, March 21, 2010, a secret door opened in Obama, the shiny golden black man. A raging army of democrats charged out. Without mercy, they began their vicious bloody slaughter of every value, freedom and institution we Americans hold dear; launching the end of America as we know it.
Wielding swords of votes reeking with the putrid odor of back door deals, the democrats
landed a severe death blow to America and individual rights by passing Obamacare.
The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question.“Why are you siding with these white racists against America’s first African American president?” I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating, “These patriots do not give a hoot about Obama’s skin color. They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama’s race is not an issue”.
Recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama’s race not being an issue. In reality, Obama’s presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from the Tea Party movement. Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator’s virtually unchallenged presidential campaign to his unprecedented bullying of America into Obamacare. Obama’s race trumped all normal media scrutiny of him as a presidential candidate and most recently even the Constitution of the United States. Obamacare forces all Americans to purchase health care which is clearly unconstitutional.
No white president could get away with boldly and arrogantly thwarting the will of the American people and ignoring laws. President Clinton tried universal health care. Bush tried social security reform. The American people said “no” to both president’s proposals and it was the end of it. So how can Obama get away with giving the American people the finger? The answer. He is black.

The mainstream liberal media ontinues to portray all who oppose Obama in any way as racist. Despite a list of failed policies, overreaches into the private sector, violations of the Constitution and planned destructive legislation too numerous to mention in this article, many Americans are still fearful of criticizing our first black president. Incredible.
My fellow Americans, you must not continue to allow yourselves to be “played” and intimidated by Obama’s race or the historical context of his presidency. If we are to save America, the greatest nation on the planet, Obama’s progressive agenda must be stopped.
Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American, singer/songwriter, entertainer, author, artist, and Tea Party patriot
LloydMarcus.com
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lurching into the future.

What in hell is John Kerry doing in Pakistan? Acting like the secretary of state no less. And where does he get off making promises of criminal investigations to the Pakistanis?

U.S. Sen. John Kerry promised the Pakistani people Tuesday that a jailed U.S. embassy worker will be subjected to a U.S. criminal investigation if he is released by the Pakistani government.

Kerry also expressed regret for the deaths of two Pakistani men in an apparent attempt to smooth over relations with the important ally in the war against extremists and al-Qaeda while still insisting that the American needs to be released.

Raymond Aleen Davis is a US diplomatic employee and entitled to diplomatic status. But this administration doesn't have a clue as to how to negotiate diplomatic solutions as was obvious the past two weeks involving Egypt.

Now they apparently are serving up a US citizen to criminal prosecution for the audacity of having protected himself during a robbery.

As each day passes, this administration demonstrates more and more its incapability of leading on any level.

The Ghost of Christmas Future



For those paying attention, the present rate that we as a nation are burning through money is unsustainable. The president's budget this week along with his promises of reducing the deficit are nothing short of blatant smoke and mirrors.

Obama's promises to reduce the deficit by 1.1 trillion dollars? "Over the next ten years." In other words, this is based upon a ten year projection and it is based upon an economic growth rate, twice what is realistically to be expected, even in the best of recovery speculation figures. The congressional budget office continues to point these facts out.
And then there is this news today from the UK
It's begun in the UK
British consumer price inflation surged to double the Bank of England's target in January, official data showed on Tuesday, raising pressure on the central bank to look seriously at increasing interest rates.

The Office for National Statistics said that the rate of consumer price inflation rose to 4.0 percent in January, in line with economists' forecasts, from 3.7 percent in December.

The rise, which was driven by higher oil prices and increased indirect taxation, means inflation has been at least a percentage point above the BoE's 2 percent target for more than a year.

BoE Governor Mervyn King will have to publish a letter to finance minister George Osborne later on Tuesday explaining why inflation remains so high.

Previously King has blamed above-target inflation on a succession of one-off factors, including rises in value-added tax, the depreciation of sterling and spikes in commodity prices.

Economists expect the BoE to raise interest rates from their record low of 0.5 percent later this year, and investors are betting a rise will come by May.

The BoE will publish a new set of growth and inflation forecasts on Wednesday.

Once again, for those who may be paying attention, the reality is that inflation is already here, it is already upon us. One trip to the grocery store should validate that reality very quickly. The news yesterday reflects that we are about to be slammed with quadruple price increases on produce due to the storms of the past month wiping out produce crops in Texas and Mexico. (So much for global warming), but there will be other increases that are not tied to recent weather or storms.

The news for the past two months reflects a global food shortage, particularly as it concerns grains. Once again, it seems as if we have shot ourselves in the foot by pursuing "green initiatives" and driving our economy down the global warming rabbit hole in pursuit of political ideology over common sense.

We have significantly reduced the production of corn in America by demanding more grain based ethanol, while at the same time further implementing environmental polices that further reduce the amount of acres of corn planted annually. Combine that with a burgeoning third world that needs that corn? And we have the perfect storm approaching us both internally and on the horizon globally.

Presently, America is a corn based economy. Everything that we do is in some manner or another tied to our corn production. Corn is in everything, from all levels of our food, to the plastics industry and just about everything else and now we have painted ourselves into a corner on that commodity by over burdening the resource unnecessarily.

Go ahead, have a look at the inflation that is rising in the UK in the report above, then consider that much of the unrest in the middle east is presently being spurred by rising inflation in food prices and yes, the perfect storm is forming for America. Inflation is coming to America and is already here. When you consider the factors I have pointed out and the combination of suicidal economic factors that this administration has allowed to build since 2008, there is no other outcome aside from economic collapse and global chaos.

The American economy cannot be sustained through borrowing and we cannot sustain our production of necessities to the world, while continually being ham-stringed by socialist and environmental policies aimed more at crippling America than addressing the sensible needs of the people.

Our deficit currently sits at 15 trillion and is projected to be over 21 trillion within the next five years?

Have a look around people and start getting your affairs in order. Put back and plan for the disaster that is looming. There is no escaping it. We are now at the sooner part of sooner or later as it concerns our fate. The die has been cast.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Once again the GOP falls victim to its own rhetoric

The new decade of leadership for the republican party has yet to emerge. And from what I have seen since November, the existing leadership continues to wallow in the mire of yesterday's thinking.
McConnell says Obama agenda is `over'

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Saturday that President Barack Obama's legislative agenda is "over," but said GOP lawmakers are willing to work with the White House to do what they "think is right for America."

In a speech Saturday night to a GOP crowd in his hometown, the Kentucky Republican derided Obama for performing "Clintonian back flips" to portray himself as a moderate, but said it's yet to be seen whether the new tone is "rhetoric or reality."

McConnell, who in the past has touted his ability to bring federal spending to Kentucky, took a hard line on cutting federal spending. He said the Democratic president's credentials on spending and debt "are horrible, and he earned it."

But McConnell said that congressional Republicans — who took control of the House and increased their numbers in the Senate following last year's election — are "prepared to do business" with Obama.

"And to the extent that the president wants to do what we think is right for America, we won't say 'no' simply because there's an election coming along," said McConnell.

There may be those who think John Boehner is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but the reality is this, he is only the best thing since Nancy Pelosi. And that is the point where it begins and end in my opinion.

Boehner is not the forceful leader that the party needs right now in the house, no more than Mitch McConnell is the counterbalance to liberal lunacy in the senate. Neither of these two republican leaders projects the type of leadership required to pull this country out of the quagmire that Bush led us into by ignoring the enemies within and the democrats further exacerbated for the past four years under Pelosi and Obama.

For the record, we don't need partisanship, regardless of how loud the banshees on the other side of the isle wail about it. They certainly weren't interested in bipartisanship while they held the reins of power in the house and senate and I for one remember what their version of bipartisanship was when Bush was in office. Thanks but no thanks Mitch, but we don't need to see what they have to say. We already know what they will have to say and I for one pass.

Right now if there is ever going to be any hope of rescuing this country, there needs to be a complete break from the revisionist belief that America's greatness was achieved by cooperation between the parties. It wasn't. America was great when we had great leaders. Those with vision and the tenacity to drive it home and make it happen, regardless of what the naysayers had to say about it.

In my lifetime Jack Kennedy was the last great president that the democrats had and Ronald Reagan was the last great president that the republicans had. Before, since and in between, we have suffered from mediocrity and malaise and out right socialist determination to wreck the entire thing. The time has come for a reversal, or else we are doomed in my opinion.

Sadly, I don't presently see anyone on the horizon that fits the bill. Short of Newt Gingrich, who will literally 'play hell' getting the nomination from the entrenched neocon thinking presently in the main body of the republican party. The party's only hope lies with the Tea Party movement in my opinion and they are presently to blinded and enamored with the false prophets of Palin to allow the party to grow and flourish as it could .

Either the hardliners in the party wake up and smell the coffee, or the people of America will be further split and weakened by the creation of a third party where nothing ever gets accomplished. For those paying attention, we have seen the results of such idiocy in the UK for generations. Their body politic is so weak and neutered by the numerous parties that have flourished there, that nothing sensible or creative ever gets passed as law or policy. Only more and more of the stifling malaise of socialism that continues to creep ever forward in the absence of statesmanship and leadership.

If anything, their weakness of party politics has led to the rise of multiculturalist lethargy and the continued deterioration of their culture as a whole across the board in the UK. (and we are due for the same fate in America) It reminds me of the scene in Braveheart where the nobles are bickering and Wallace walks out in the midst of it. He recognizes that nothing will ever be accomplished as long as the bickering continues and as long as there remains a void of continuity in leadership and purpose.

I believe the same is true for us here in America today. Either a champion rises and we the people get behind him and once again march toward that shining city on the hill, or we will continue to spiral into the oblivion of collapse as all great democracies have done in the past.

The lessons are there in the history for the understanding, but America and her people are blinded and oblivious because the secular humanist and the multiculturalist have worked diligently to see that America remains dumbed down and mired in the illusion of fairness and in the absence of personal responsibility in lieu of government subsidized illusions.

Sadly, I don't see any of this changing until the catalyst of a catastrophic crisis occurs to meld the people into a consensus of desire to save themselves. America is a great country, but our greatness never rises until there is great threat and peril and those agents of change haven't happened again for this generation. At least not yet.