Saturday, July 31, 2010

FBI Reveals Howard Zinn, Icon of the Left, Was A Communist

Leftist "Historian" Howard Zinn Lied About Red Ties
By Cliff Kincaid
Right Side News
July 30, 2010

The prominent "progressive" historian Howard Zinn, whose books are force-fed to young people on many college campuses, was not only a member of the Moscow-controlled and Soviet-funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) but lied about it, according to an FBI file released on Friday.

The file, consisting of three sections totaling 423 pages, was made available on the FBI's website and released in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from this writer.

Zinn taught in the political science department of Boston University for 24 years, from 1964 to 1988, and has been a major influence on the modern-day "progressive" movement that backed Barack Obama for president.

Although Zinn denied being a member of the CPUSA, the FBI file discloses that several reliable informants in the party identified Zinn as a member who attended party meetings as many as five times a week.

What's more, one of the files reveals that a reliable informant provided a photograph of Zinn teaching a class on "Basic Marxism" at party headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951. A participant in the class said that Zinn taught that "the basic teaching of Marx and Lenin were sound and should be adhered to by those present."

The FBI file also includes information on Zinn's pro-Castro activism and support for radical groups such as the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Progressive Labor Party (PLP), Socialist Workers Party (SWP), and Black Panther Party. Much of the latter was in connection with Zinn's support for a communist military victory in Vietnam. His dealings with the Communist regime in Hanoi included a visit to the communist capital.

Another related article by The Other McCain draws attention to the following:

What is important to note here is that Zinn evidently joined the Kremlin-controlled CPUSA not during the “Popular Front” era of the 1930s — when many idealists were seduced — but after the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Stalin cruelly and cynically sacrificed Poland to the Nazis. Zinn was a card-carrying Commie who advocated Marxism-Leninism after the Red Army’s “Iron Curtain” occupation of Eastern Europe, after the treachery of the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss had been revealed, and even during the height of Stalin’s anti-Semitic “Doctors’ Plot” purge!

Neutrality Vanishes: Activist Scientists Are Taking On Authoritarian Roles

Science Turns Authoritarian
By Kenneth P. Green and Hiwa Alghebandian
The American
July 27, 2010

Science is losing its credibility because it has adopted an authoritarian tone, and has let itself be co-opted by politics.
In a Wired article published at the end of May, writer Erin Biba bemoans the fact that “science” is losing its credibility with the public. The plunge in the public’s belief in catastrophic climate change is her primary example. Biba wonders whether the loss of credibility might be due to the malfeasance unearthed by the leak of emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, but comes to the conclusion that malfeasance isn’t the cause of the public’s disaffection. No, people have turned against science simply because it lacks a good public relations outfit. Biba quotes Kelly Bush, head of a major PR firm, on the point:

Bush says researchers need a campaign that inundates the public with the message of science: Assemble two groups of spokespeople, one made up of scientists and the other of celebrity ambassadors. Then deploy them to reach the public wherever they are, from online social networks to “The Today Show.” Researchers need to tell personal stories, tug at the heartstrings of people who don’t have PhD’s. And the celebrities can go on “Oprah” to describe how climate change is affecting them—and by extension, Oprah’s legions of viewers.

“They need to make people answer the questions, What’s in it for me? How does it affect my daily life? What can I do that will make a difference? Answering these questions is what’s going to start a conversation,” Bush says. “The messaging up to this point has been ‘Here are our findings. Read it and believe.’ The deniers are convincing people that the science is propaganda.”

While nobody would dispute the value of a good PR department, we doubted that bad or insufficient PR was the primary reason for the public’s declining trust in scientific pronouncements. Our theory is that science is not losing its credibility because people no longer like or believe in the idea of scientific discovery, but because science has taken on an authoritarian tone, and has let itself be co-opted by pressure groups who want the government to force people to change their behavior.
We decided to do a bit of informal research, checking Lexis Nexis for the growth in the use of what we characterize as ‘authoritarian’ phrasing when it comes to scientific findings.
In the past, scientists were generally neutral on questions of what to do. Instead, they just told people what they found, such as “we have discovered that smoking vastly increases your risk of lung cancer” or “we have discovered that some people will have adverse health effects from consuming high levels of salt.” Or “we have found that obesity increases your risk of coronary heart disease.” Those were simply neutral observations that people could find empowering, useful, interesting, etc., but did not place demands on them. In fact, this kind of objectivity was the entire basis for trusting scientific claims.

But along the way, an assortment of publicity-seeking, and often socially activist, scientists stopped saying, “Here are our findings. Read it and believe.” Instead, activist scientists such as NASA’s James Hansen, heads of quasi-scientific governmental organizations such as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, editors of major scientific journals, and heads of the various national scientific academies are more inclined to say, “Here are our findings, and those findings say that you must change your life in this way, that way, or the other way.”
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The Political Class: Arbiters of Wealth and Poverty

Codevilla's article in The American Spectator is being read around the world. Highly recommended reading!

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution
By Angelo M. Codevilla from the July 2010 - August 2010 issue
The American Spectator

As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, of major corporations, and opinion leaders stretching from the National Review magazine (and the Wall Street Journal) on the right to the Nation magazine on the left, agreed that spending some $700 billion to buy the investors' "toxic assets" was the only alternative to the U.S. economy's "systemic collapse." In this, President George W. Bush and his would-be Republican successor John McCain agreed with the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama. Many, if not most, people around them also agreed upon the eventual commitment of some 10 trillion nonexistent dollars in ways unprecedented in America. They explained neither the difference between the assets' nominal and real values, nor precisely why letting the market find the latter would collapse America. The public objected immediately, by margins of three or four to one.

When this majority discovered that virtually no one in a position of power in either party or with a national voice would take their objections seriously, that decisions about their money were being made in bipartisan backroom deals with interested parties, and that the laws on these matters were being voted by people who had not read them, the term "political class" came into use. Then, after those in power changed their plans from buying toxic assets to buying up equity in banks and major industries but refused to explain why, when they reasserted their right to decide ad hoc on these and so many other matters, supposing them to be beyond the general public's understanding, the American people started referring to those in and around government as the "ruling class." And in fact Republican and Democratic office holders and their retinues show a similar presumption to dominate and fewer differences in tastes, habits, opinions, and sources of income among one another than between both and the rest of the country. They think, look, and act as a class.
Its attitude is key to understanding our bipartisan ruling class. Its first tenet is that "we" are the best and brightest while the rest of Americans are retrograde, racist, and dysfunctional unless properly constrained. How did this replace the Founding generation's paradigm that "all men are created equal"?
Our ruling class's agenda is power for itself. While it stakes its claim through intellectual-moral pretense, it holds power by one of the oldest and most prosaic of means: patronage and promises thereof. Like left-wing parties always and everywhere, it is a "machine," that is, based on providing tangible rewards to its members. Such parties often provide rank-and-file activists with modest livelihoods and enhance mightily the upper levels' wealth. Because this is so, whatever else such parties might accomplish, they must feed the machine by transferring money or jobs or privileges -- civic as well as economic -- to the party's clients, directly or indirectly. This, incidentally, is close to Aristotle's view of democracy. Hence our ruling class's standard approach to any and all matters, its solution to any and all problems, is to increase the power of the government -- meaning of those who run it, meaning themselves, to profit those who pay with political support for privileged jobs, contracts, etc. Hence more power for the ruling class has been our ruling class's solution not just for economic downturns and social ills but also for hurricanes and tornadoes, global cooling and global warming. A priori, one might wonder whether enriching and empowering individuals of a certain kind can make Americans kinder and gentler, much less control the weather. But there can be no doubt that such power and money makes Americans ever more dependent on those who wield it. Let us now look at what this means in our time.
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Thanks to Jefferson's Rebels Contributors

After a month of traveling in the U.K., I am pleased to be home again.  We returned late yesterday.

The U.K. is beautiful and historically rich; it is also a socialist nation.  The U.K.'s new Prime Minister, David Cameron, is a member of the Conservative Party,  and a long-overdue welcome change!  Having said that, conservatives in the U.K. are still well left of true conservatives in the U.S.  The U.K. has a long road to travel to undo the damage done by the Labor Party.  The good news is that some in the U.K. are politically regaining their senses.

In my absence, JR's team of contributors, DadJohnson, Keith Allen Lehman, and Thomas S. Schmitz submittted interesting news items and original articles to the blog.  I appreciate their contributions, and look forward to further submissions as their time and interests permit.  Thanks to all!

Friday, July 30, 2010

What is the Arizona Ruling doing in Federal Court?

ONLY the US Supreme Court has Constitutional Authority to Conduct the Trial
By Publius Huldah
July 29, 2010

Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution these days? American lawyers don’t read it. Federal Judge Susan R. Bolton apparently has never read it. Same goes for our illustrious Attorney General Eric Holder. But this lawyer has read it and she is going to show you something in Our Constitution which is as plain as the nose on your face.

Article III, Sec. 2, clause 2 says:

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction…

“Original” jurisdiction means the power to conduct the “trial” of the case (as opposed to hearing an appeal from the judgment of a lower court). You all know quite well what a “trial” is - you see them all the time on TV shows: Perry Mason, Boston Legal, The Good Wife, etc. Witnesses testify and are cross-examined, etc.

The style of the Arizona case shows quite clearly that the named defendants are:

State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer,
Governor of the State of Arizona, in her
Official Capacity, Defendants.

Judge Susan R. Bolton has no more authority to preside over this case than do you.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Enforced Civilian Volunteerism

Democrat: Let's have mandatory national service
By Chelsea Schilling of WND
July 27, 2010

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would reinstate a compulsory military draft during war time and require U.S. citizens not selected for military duty to perform a "national service obligation" – as defined by President Obama – for a minimum of two years.

Rangel introduced the Universal National Service Act, or H.R. 5741 on July 15. The measure was referred to the House Armed Services' Subcommittee on Military Personnel on July 23.

Rangel introduced similar bills in 2003, 2006 and 2007. His current bill does not have a co-sponsor.

Rangel took to the floor of the House to reintroduce HR 5741, stating, "I have introduced legislation to reinstate the draft and to make it permanent during time of war. It is HR 5741, and what this does is to make everyone between the ages of 18 and 42 – whether they're men or women, whether they're straight or gay – to have the opportunity to defend this great country whenever the president truly believes that our national security is threatened."

Monday, July 26, 2010

Candidate Situation Ethics - Say One Thing to Get in, Say Another When in Office

99 Days to Decide: Pro-Life PAC Learns Endorsed Candidate Is Pro-Choice
By FoxNews
July 26, 2010

A Massachusetts anti-abortion group is taking a second look at its recent endorsement of gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill after finding out he's supported abortion rights.

Though Cahill indicated that he backs a number of proposed restrictions in the questionnaire filled out for the Massachusetts Citizens for Life Political Action Committee, he has generally backed abortion rights.

PAC Chairwoman Madeline McComish said Monday that the endorsement stands and for the moment the group is not reconsidering. But she said the organization wants Cahill to "clarify" his positions before mobilizing activists in support of him.

"It's contingent on his reaffirming these issues," she said.

Cahill, the Massachusetts state treasurer, is an independent candidate for governor. McComish said Cahill's opponents, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and Republican Charlie Baker, are "totally pro-abortion."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Congressional Spending: Hypocrisy at its Worst, Spending at the Most

Your tax dollars are being spent with large food bills in Congress, along with bottled water and the business as usual spending.
House members spent part of their Members Representational Allowance during a nine-month period between 2009 and early 2010. [*]
If you are a food vendor/caterer, like CapitolHost, 61 legislators and 20 congressional office personnel would be using your catering service at taxpayer expense totaling to at least $169,143 during the period mentioned above. This is only a partial expense.
Texas Republican Michael Burgess spent $17,515 on food and House delegate for Northern Mariana Islands [†] spent the most at the tune of $23,457 – his chubbiness testifies to his consumption.
Interns and Pages spent $4.4 million.
The House spends about $1.4 million per month on travel vouchers.
Congress spends $1.2 million on paid newspaper subscriptions. [‡]
The total for congressional food spending is $604,000 for nine months.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who Are They Real Racists?

The Feds are in the middle of a lawsuit against Arizona and its governor, Jan Brewer, while Arizona is only doing what the federal government refuses to do – enforce illegal immigration laws. Americans citizens (of all ethnic backgrounds, including Latino legal immigrant citizens) who are against border jumpers who bring in illegal drugs and defy American laws are called racists (they are not against legal immigration) there are brainwashed Mexican fascists called the Brown Berets and other subversive organizations who claim that Americans are Europeans and must go back to Europe so Mexicans can take over what is rightfully theirs. Mexicans are not Mayans nor are they Aztec, but the result of Spanish conquest of the Americas, specifically Central and South America. Some still speak the original tongue, but all speak Spanish, which comes from Europe and spoken in a nation called Spain. They claim Americans are Nazi and racists for wanting to control immigration for national security, ensuring there is employment and for those who wish to assimilate as an American citizen and not some Mexican conquistador. They claim that all the Americas belong to them. Mexico gained independence from Spain and Spain once had settlements and outposts in California and Florida – but Spain is not complaining because they abandoned those settlements long before Mexico gained independence from Spain. In historical recognition, many place names and even towns and cities have Spanish names in honor of the first Europeans who settled in the AmericasLos Angeles, New Mexico, California, et cetera.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Pointed Poems": Unique Book Contrasts Liberal vs Conservative Viewpoints

Book of Poetry, Cartoons Helps Explain Conservative Values
By Melissa Afable
July 20, 2010

Craig Wieland never set out to write a book of poetry. “I’m a contractor,” he said with a chuckle. But what began as family dinner-table conversations to help his daughters understand social issues in America have culminated in a book of poems and cartoons about conservative ideas.
In the book, Wieland combines poetry and cartoon-like illustrations to convey the differences between conservative and liberal viewpoints on both economic and social issues in America. The book’s 280 pages touch on everything from industry to patriotism to taxes and incorporate over 400 graphic illustrations by Dennis Preston to “give the poetry a little more punch.”
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Pointed Poems by Craig Wieland is available on

Breaking the Hearts of 9/11 Victims--Again

An Intolerable Mistake on Hallowed Ground
By Sarah Palin
July 20, 2010

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg responded to my comments about the planned mosque at Ground Zero by suggesting that a decision not to allow the building of a mosque at that sacred place would somehow violate American principles of tolerance and openness.
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[Ed. Speaking of who is and isn't open and tolerant, read this.]

Dealergate Debacle: Social Justice At Its Worst

Dealergate: Destroying Jobs in the Name of “Shared Sacrifice”
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
July 21, 2010

Everything you need to know about the nightmare of government-controlled businesses can be found in a damning new inspector general’s report on Dealergate. The independent review of how and why the Obama administration forced Chrysler and General Motors to oversee mass closures of car dealerships across the country reveals grisly incompetence, fatal bureaucratic hubris and Big Labor cronyism. No wonder you won’t hear much about the report’s in-depth details in the so-called mainstream media.

Under the guise of “saving” the American auto industry through a bipartisan, taxpayer-funded bailout now topping $80 billion, President Obama’s know-nothing bureaucrats pushed the car companies to eliminate thousands of jobs — with unjustified haste using dubious economic models.
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Also read an update about the dealers' pending lawsuit.

AZ Republican Candidate Pamela Gorman: Conservative to The Core

Conservatives would do well to remember that not all Republicans are on the tea-party team regardless of what they say in public.  For example, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is quietly traveling the country and raising funds to support non-tea-party candidates.

Former Arizona State Sen. Pamela Gorman is exactly the kind of candidate real conservatives are looking for, yet some in the GOP leadership (i.e., the big-spenders and social liberals) are apparently saying that if a contributor's name appears on Gorman's donor list, their names will be mud. Manipulation and snobbery at its worst! Ben Quayle, an "establishment" GOP candidate, has so far raised $700,000 to Gorman's $28,000.

Wouldn't it be sweet justice, and send a message to the Republican establishment, if campaign donations poured in from across state lines? If you feel so inclined, you can donate to Gorman here. Please give what you can.

Tea-party fave 'under fire' in primary
Palin-like Republican 'aims' to beat GOP establishment
By Drew Zahn,

Like Sarah Palin, former Arizona State Sen. Pamela Gorman is a Christ-professing, gun-toting firebrand who took on the Republican Party establishment in her state and who is now under fire – both by her party's leadership and by a mocking media.
A tea-party favorite, Gorman's resumé reads like a conservative wish list: endorsed by Arizona Right to Life, Arizona Tea Party and Concerned Women for America; boasting a 100-percent rating from the National Rifle Association and a 100-percent pro-life rating from Arizona Right to Life PAC; pledging herself to efforts to repeal government-run health care and pledging to assert Israel's "historic right" to live in its land; praised by the presidents of Americans for Tax Reform and National Taxpayers Union; on record as a sponsor of Arizona's controversial SB 1070, which requires state police to assist federal officials in illegal immigration enforcement; even garnering an endorsement by WND columnist Pat Boone:

"I'm a direct descendant of Daniel Boone, so you could say I know a 'straight shooter' when I see one," Boone is quoted as saying on Gorman's campaign website. "I proudly endorse Pamela Gorman for Congress."
Gorman told WND the GOP establishment has "made it known" on the streets in Arizona that if a contributor's name appears on her donor rolls, their name "is mud."
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Founding Fathers: Constitution and Federalist Papers

Daniel Webster, US Senator from 1782 to 1852 stated:
I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe ... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. -- From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.

New York - What are You Thinking?

Palin sparks Twitter fight on mosque
By Maggie Haberman
Jul 18, 2010

Sarah Palin, who waded into a New York political fight by endorsing Ann Marie Buerkle in NY-25, is drifting into a decidedly higher-charged battle: The fray over a planned mosque near Ground Zero.

"Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts. Pls reject it in interest of healing," she tweeted Sunday.

The building’s planners, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and the Cordoba Initiative, have said it’s modeled on religious and community centers such as the YMCA, and that the 13-story, $100 million building would also include an arts center, gym and a swimming pool, as well as a mosque. It would be two blocks away from Ground Zero.

The project, which has become an increasingly partisan issue in New York, received a renewed burst of national attention when CBS and NBC rejected an ad from the National Republican Trust PAC that crosscut footage of the 9/11 attacks with the sounds of Muslim prayer.

Monday, July 19, 2010

One Brain Cell Activity Making Decisions

I can do nothing but sit back and scratch my head about these remarks from another of our clueless leaders. I mean these comments ranks right up there with the need for "safer bullets". While our enemies are attacking us with AK-47's and rocket propelled grenade launchers, we are to face them with more clubs and knives to save our environment.


Army’s “Carbon Footprint” Taints War Effort
By John Semmens

Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az) took Afghan Commander, General David Petraeus, to task for what she characterized as “willful disregard of the environmental impact of our war effort.”

“There is no policy, no plan to minimize carbon emissions in our military activities,” Giffords charged. “Bombs are dropped and bullets are fired without considering the environmental impact.”

Giffords insisted that she was “not demanding an immediate halt to current military operations in the Middle East. I’m just saying that battle plans should include an environmental impact assessment as a regular part of the process before attacks are launched.”

She also suggested that the Army “put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output.”

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Two-edged Sword Swings Both Directions

This ban of the burqa is huge news in so many ways. In defense of the secular ruling by France, the strict Muslim groups have severely resisted the world around them. Biblical scripture in the book of Genesis prophesied this about  the first son of Abraham, Ishmael, and the Arab nations which grew from his seed saying,"He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.". There could be no better description of this potentially violent people and their religion of Islam. So it's no wonder the world has begun to make a stand to defend themselves from such violence. In France's defense, SOMEthing must be done. This may be just the beginning not only in France, but in other countries as well. 

From the perspective of Islamics living there, it is a matter of great concern. The burqa, among many other restraints have been a part of their vast religious history. It is embedded in the very fabric of their lives, even into their beliefs. If you have never embedded your life around strong religious beliefs, you will never understand how rulings such as this one can be so devastating and demeaning. If, on the other hand, you HAVE embedded your life around your religion, then you can see this ruling to be a huge threat to your beliefs and sanctification and even view it as another step towards persecution. So then the next question arises. Who's next?

Personally, I believe the strict Islamic extremists have hurt themselves because of the very aforementioned prophesy from Genesis. They must reexamine their beliefs to ensure they do not continue to ostracize themselves from the world about them. Religious beliefs CAN be practiced among many cultures, as long as you do not use the proverbial "sword" to force it on anyone else. That is what they have been doing for centuries and especially more these days and it is now biting them back with a vengeance.


Burqa ban passes French lower house overwhelmingly
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 13, 2010

Paris, France (CNN) -- France's lower house of parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a ban on any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.

The vote was 335 to 1.

The measure must still go to the French Senate before it becomes law. The Senate is expected to vote on it in the week of September 20.

Amnesty International immediately condemned the vote.

"A complete ban on the covering of the face would violate the rights to freedom of expression and religion of those women who wear the burqa or the niqab in public as an expression of their identity or beliefs," said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's expert on discrimination in Europe.

French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey this spring.

Some 82 percent of people polled approved of a ban, while 17 percent disapproved. That was the widest support the Washington-based think tank found in any of the five countries it surveyed.

Clear majorities also backed burqa bans in Germany, Britain and Spain, while two out of three Americans opposed it, the survey found.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

STAND UP!: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies

Originally published July 15, 2010 on Palin Promotions:

STAND UP!: Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies

"You don't want to mess with moms who are rising up. If you thought pit bulls were tough, you don't want to mess with mama grizzlies."
- Sarah Palin

The future of our republic is about to be safeguarded and secured. Not by soldiers, troops or militia. Rather by a coalition of commonsense, capable, and contemporary female candidates led by Sarah Palin. These striking recruits will do their darnedest to correct the ills of the Obama problem and restore American greatness. In other words, “Moms to the rescue”, or shall I say “Mama Grizzlies to the rescue.”

On May 14, 2010 Sarah Palin warned Washington D.C. that their out of control spending and generational theft is causing American moms to rise up and say,” C’mon now that’s enough…that is enough and we’re gonna do something about this.” And with this rallying call to action the rise of the Mama Grizzly was born.

Americans first got a glimpse of the original Mama Grizzly politician on March 20 2009 after Barack Obama’s offensive taunt directed towards athletes of the Special Olympics on Jay Leno. Sarah Palin said, “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics. This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

Mama Grizzly bears protect their cubs. If the Mama Grizzly feels you have gotten too close to harm her cubs, the Mama Grizzly will rise on her hind legs and deal a fatal blow to the perpetrator. Sarah Palin’s Mama Grizzlies have been on their hind legs for quite some time. The Obama administrations squandering of taxpayer dollars on unsustainable programs is immorally stealing future prosperity from our children. The tea party was among the first to see and act on this, and it is no coincidence that most of the tea party leaders are women.

Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, and Carly Fiorina are the newest Mama Grizzlies drafted by Sarah Palin. When these women are combined with other GOP pink elephants and Mama Grizzlies like Michelle Bachman, Marsha Blackburn, and Nevada new comer Sharron Angle you have quite an impressive stampede. This stampede has the potential of being a formidable force of reform and restoration for our republic.

These hard working, self made, thriving career women and mothers are the undeniable aftermath of dare I say it…feminism. But these conservative women of this newer feminism are very different from their radical sisters of yesterday. The Mama Grizzlies won’t be burning their bras and peddling abortion. No these Mama Grizzlies know how to lead. They have respect for life. They know the difference between right and wrong. They know it’s better to challenge terrorists rather than engage them. They know it’s better to create wealth than redistribute it. They learned from Reagan that as government grows, liberty contracts. Lastly, they know the difference between a few uplifting notes scribbled on your hand and a capitalist teleprompter with a socialist heart.

-Thomas S Schmitz
Palin Promotions

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Laws for the Church...Laws for Our Land. There ARE Differences

A Pastor’s Position on Illegal Immigration
By Patrick, on July 15th, 2010

by Dr. James Edwards
Madame Chairman, Ranking Member King, and distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. It is right to consider how Scripture and Judeo-Christian principles should inform such public issues as immigration. I appreciate the opportunity to share my own considered views on this subject.
The critical point to begin from is to differentiate between what the Bible teaches are moral imperatives applicable to individuals and those that are applicable corporately.
That is, some precepts might bind one as a Christian that do not apply to the United States government. Indeed, biblical precepts in which Christ requires us personally to show mercy or compassion or forgiveness might not apply to the civil government of the nation-state of which we are citizens. Sometimes, such application would actually be harmful and wrong.
First, I will discuss a key biblical principle that relates to today’s American immigration debate. Second, I will suggest some implications of “comprehensive immigration reform” that ought to inform Congress’s immigration policymaking.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Khomeini Said Islam Is NOT A Peaceful Religion

Quote of the Day:  Khomeini spits on those who say Islam is peaceful
By Jihad Watch
July 14, 3010

In view of the picture of Islam painted at yesterday's Landmark's Commission hearing and in the mainstream media, it is useful to recall this famous statement from the Ayatollah Khomeini:

But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world. . . . Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!
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Death Sentence For Muslims Who Convert to Christianity

Death to Deserters
By Nonie Darwish
July 14, 2010

“God has commanded us to kill those who leave Islam.”

These are the words of Islamic scholar Sheikh Youssef Al-Badri, a member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Egypt, which were stated on Egyptian television. The interior minister of Egypt agrees with the Sheikh and is quoted in a newspaper saying: “Converts are to be killed.” Islamic scholars and the majority of public opinion in Egypt all agree with them — conversion to Christianity is a mortal sin legally punishable by death.
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Eco-Theology: The Media Suddenly Gets Religious

New Media Craze -- 'Eco-Theology':  Using Oil Spill + Religion to Promote Green Agenda
By Jeff Poor

"Where would Jesus drill?"

That sounds almost like it could be the opening of a tree hugger's bad joke, but instead it's the lede in a recent Associated Press story written by John Flesher about a so-called "Green religion movement."
Efforts to make environmentalism its own sort of religion have been underway for some time now. But the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has sparked a new push to take what has been traditionally a political phenomenon, the American environmentalist movement, and make it part of the religious spectrum.

A Divided House is Tumbling Down

It does my heart good to see all the fusing and fighting the Democratic party is involved with. They can not stand as the discord and discomfort grows amongst themselves. We all know unity can do great things and accomplish goals and if that unity wanes, then trouble begins and nothing gets done. Look at our history to see that truth and we as Americans had better take heed to that truth if we are to remain a viable country. The democrats know they are in trouble and the first thing they will start to do is point fingers at each other. A hand full of fingers that have three more pointing back at themselves. Every country divided against itself will be ruined. Take that to heart America.

Pelosi, White House Feud Over Gibbs' House Prediction

By Major Garrett
July 14, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the driving force behind the Obama agenda in Congress, sharply criticized White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at a closed-door House Democratic caucus meeting late Tuesday, according to Democratic sources.

Pelosi, irked since Sunday by what she and other top Democrats considered Gibbs' careless and dismissive comments that Democrats could lose their House majority this November, upbraided a top White House aide as she knocked Gibbs' unwelcome handicapping of House races.
"How could he [Gibbs] know what's going on in our districts?" Pelosi said, according to Democrats who attended the meeting. "Some may weigh his words more closely than others. We have made our disagreements known to the White House."

Monday, July 12, 2010

U.K. Returning Power To The Physician

For the month of July I am traveling in the U.K.  Newspapers here are quite dissimilar to those in the States.  Even the headlines seem peculiar at times.  Not a day passes without a story about the National Health Service--the very same health care model which American liberals recently forced us to adopt, to make us feel better, of course! 

Today's Daily Telegrah article reveals that the NHS has finally admitted there are flaws in their governmental bureaucratic system, so they are deigning to "allow" physicians more authority in the treatment of their patients by giving them control of the business side of running a clinic, but of course liberals in the U.K. are very worried about this novel idea. 

This morning as I listened to the TV, the BBC commentators argued that doctors are only trained to treat patients, not to run a business.  The bottom line is that they don't think the doctors are smart enough to run the business side of a clinic, but the doctors are apparently smart enough to make life and death decisions about their patients.  Liberal logic (both in the U.K. and the U.S.) implies that doctors can't multitask.  Who would have thought it was even possible, even though American doctors have been efficiently running their clinics in the States without bureaucratic interference before Obamacare was passed.  On the positive side, there is a glimmer of hope that the NHS is regaining its sanity -- they are opening the door to privatization again.  Meanwhile, America's health care is going in exactly the opposite direction.

Here's the story:
NHS Shakeup Grants New Powers to Doctors and Patients
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Daily Telegraph

GPs are to be handed £80bn of the NHS budget to buy care from hospitals and other doctors for patients in their area, as hundreds of middle-management organisations are swept away.

Family doctors will be responsible, in consortiums, for commissioning the care for patients in their area by buying treatment from hospitals, charities and other doctors.

The consortiums will be answerable to an independent Commission Board which will set objectives for healthcare, monitor performance and guide doctors in purchasing care.
"It is hard to stress just how radical this is. The NHS will look much more like the gas, electricity or telecom’s market than it will the monolithic state bureaucracy we have come to understand,". . .
Read more . . .

Federal Government Versus State Government

New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, demonstrated his moronic ideology by stating that America is giving short shrift to immigration and blaming economic problems upon the fact that the welcome mat is not place on the US southern border under an open border concept; mixing as progressives do on issues between legal immigrants to illegal aliens. The progressive mayor stated that the United States is pushing people that other countries want away from our shores. [I]
One day after President Obama urged Congress to pass an immigration reform bill, Bloomberg stated that policymakers should give a green card to anybody around the world who wants to come here … and … a way must be found to give citizenship to the roughly 11 million people who are in the United States.

Is Virginia the Next State to Follow Arizona's Immigration Law?

Suit won't deter Pr. William leader's immigration law push
By Jennifer Buske
July 11, 2010

The Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona's controversial immigration law won't stop Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart's campaign to bring a similar law to Virginia.

If anything, said Stewart (R-At Large), he will push harder to get legislation passed at the state level that would enhance police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal immigrants and create specific Virginia penalties for illegal immigrants.

"I think the Obama administration has made a strategic blunder," Stewart said. "The Justice Department is going to have egg on its face when its case is dismissed. Arizona is on very firm legal footing, and the administration is just trying to intimidate Arizona."

Last month, Stewart launched the Virginia Rule of Law Campaign to rally support for Virginia immigration legislation. Stewart said Virginia needs to follow in Arizona's footsteps, even if it sends President Obama's administration after the commonwealth.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I Want My Bailout

UPS, Fannie Mae, GMC ... bailouts ... but congressional members think they should not extend the unemployment compensation (paid for by American businesses across the nation) for the regular folks who are having difficulty finding employment with all those jobs President Obama and his czars keep telling us is appearing.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Censorship of Jesus...Who is Controlling Our Faith Now?

By Todd Starnes
July 9, 2010

A North Carolina pastor was relieved of his duties as an honorary chaplain of the state house of representatives after he closed a prayer by invoking the name of Jesus.

“I got fired,” said Ron Baity, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. He had been invited to lead prayer for an entire week but his tenure was cut short when he refused to remove the name Jesus from his invocation.

Baity’s troubles began during the week of May 31. He said a House clerk asked to see his prayer. The invocation including prayers for our military, state lawmakers and a petition to God asking him to bless North Carolina.”

“When I handed it to the lady, I watched her eyes and they immediately went right to the bottom of the page and the word Jesus,” he told FOX News Radio. “She said ‘We would prefer that you not use the name Jesus. We have some people here that can be offended.’”

When Baity protested, she brought the matter to the attention of House Speaker Joe Hackney.

“I told her I was highly offended when she asked me not to pray in the name of Jesus because that does constitute my faith,” Baity said. “My faith requires that I pray in His name. The Bible is very clear.”

Obama Adds to Long List of Big Government Czars

Do any of you readers know who Donald M. Berwick is?
Most likely not, but the medical world, American hospitals and doctors do.
He is known to be a crusader against the American health care system and its worse enemy. [I] His idea for fixing the problems of the healthcare system is to destroy it and rebuild it from foundation up. He is considered a revolutionary and congressional legislators, Democratic and Republican alike, are not comfortable with his ideology … so President Obama has made him the Medicare/Medicaid czar by appointment when Congress was closed for the Independence Day break.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hate Crime Laws and Equal Enforcement

If the progressives are going to have hate crime laws in place, then anyone, regardless of race should be subject to its ground rules.
During the 2008 presidential election, New Black Panther Party members stand in front of a polling location in Philadelphia in Black Panther uniform wielding batons like what law enforcement officers carry. A complaint was, of course, filed for intimidation at a voting poll place, specifically Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson. The US District Court in Philadelphia found them guilty and a sentence was supposed to have occurred in May of 2009. It never happened because the Department of Justice, headed by US Attorney General Eric Holden filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit on behalf of the two defendants. Here is what Samir Shabazz (photo left courtesy of Gates of Vienna) stated in a video clip:
I hate white people — all of them. Every last iota of a cracker — I hate him. Because we're still in this condition. We didn't come out here to play today. There's too much serious business going on in the black community to be out here sliding through South Street with white, dirty, cracker whore (expletive) on our arms. You want freedom? You're going to have to kill some crackers. You're going to have to kill some of their babies. Let us get our act together.

Mama Grizzly Alert! A message from SarahPac

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arizona Law, Obama Nation and Illegal Aliens

Feds have declared judicial war on Arizona because of recent state legislation that allows state law enforcement to handle what the federal government refuses to do … the national government makes law it does not enforce. ACLU has its hand in it, an organization that is concerned about the rights of non-citizen law breakers; all despite the fact that 64% of American citizen voters favor the Arizona law. [I] In addition, other states are considering following suit to solve the illegal alien problem that is working against American citizens in seeking employment during a severe recession. Those states considering it are: North CarolinaMarylandColoradoMissouriOhio and other states.
Michigan state Tea Party protesters want Arizona law to be adopted there.
It is about time that the federal government follow the rule of law and the  US Constitution and its amendments in accordance to Founders reason for writing them and explanations found in the Federalist Papers.

Elena Kagan: Doesn't Have What It Takes

Solicitor General Elena Kagan is a poor choice for a Supreme Court justice candidate, but useful for the Obama Nation administration – she can be criticized for judicial decisions because she has never made any and her views of congressional hearings that confirm nomination was written in a 1995 article where she described confirmation hearings as vapid and hollow charade, as well as criticized senators for not insisting that any nominee reveal what kind of justice she would make, by disclosing her views on important legal issues[I]
Issues being raised about the Kagan appointment are:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Federal Government Fighting Against State...A Country Divided

Justice Department Files Suit Against Arizona Immigration Law
Published by FoxNews
July 06, 2010

Accusing Arizona of trying to "second guess" the federal government, the Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the state's immigration policy -- claiming the "invalid" law interferes with federal immigration responsibilities and "must be struck down."

The suit names the state of Arizona as well as Gov. Jan Brewer as defendants. In it, the Justice Department claims the federal government has "preeminent authority" on immigration enforcement and that the Arizona law "disrupts" that balance. It urges the U.S. District Court in Arizona to "preliminarily and permanently" prohibit the state from enforcing the law, which is scheduled to go into effect at the end of the month.

"Arizonans are understandably frustrated with illegal immigration, and the federal government has a responsibility to comprehensively address those concerns," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a written statement. "But diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country's safety."

Big Government - Pete Stark: Example of Who People Vote For

Representative Pete Stark is not a representative of the people, but the representative of Big Government, the concept of American socialism; born and raised in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has had three mayors who were members of the Socialist Party of America and a total of six mayors within the state of Wisconsin who have been members of the Socialist Party of America.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering in Massachusetts in 1953, he served in the United States Air Force and then attended the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley, receiving an MBA in 1960. In 1963, he founded the Security National Bank that grew to a $100 million company with branches within ten years - at least one branch bailed out.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Illegal Immigration Mixed Standards?

Feds warn Pacific Crest Trail hikers about crossing border
By K.C. Mehaffey
The Wenatchee World
July 2, 2010

MAZAMA — For the first time, Pacific Crest Trail hikers are being warned that people who hike across the border from Canada into the United States are committing a federal crime, and risking a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

In a June 1 letter to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the U.S. Border Patrol urged the group to educate their members and other hikers to cross the border only at designated ports of entry.

The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which goes from Mexico to Canada, crosses the U.S. border in the Pasayten Wilderness and continues for about nine miles to the Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia.

Friday, July 2, 2010

An Independence Day Message

My fellow Americans tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Sarah Palin’s clever transfer of power to Sean Parnell. During this year, despite being instantly dismissed by the lame stream media, Americans have witnessed the meteoric rise of this new leader to one of Time Magazine's most influential people in the world.

The political power of Sarah Palin is paralleled only by our commander in chief…for now. Through the use of new and alternative media Sarah Palin has become known as America’s Shadow President. The unfiltered internet approach has allowed our Shadow President’s message to directly effect U.S. policy and Washington talking points with less agenda driven media interference.

This weekend America celebrates those who came before us and the sacrifices they made for our freedom. From our soldiers serving over seas to our citizen politicians preparing for Novembers battle; Americans will take the time this weekend to remember those who are fighting to keep us free.

America has learned many things this past year. We learned that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction; we learned that elections have consequences, and most importantly we learned that in America you don’t need a title to make a difference.

Happy 4th of July

Thomas S Schmitz
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Travisty of Broken Courts and Laws on Illegal Immigration

Judge Lets Mexico Have Voice in Court Case Against U.S. Immigration Law
July 1, 2010

As each day goes by, I feel like I am losing my own sanity as I read about the craziness against our people of America, our Republic. To even consider the idea that another country can sue one of our states is unthinkable. We are a sovereign country with state rights to protect its people and way of life. I can only imagine that the reason a federal judge granted this hearing is that bribery may be in the works. I can see no other reason. Surely stupidity can’t be the reason? Surely our laws would never allow such weirdness?

Mexico needs to start suing itself first since its laws are similar and even more demanding on illegal immigration. Then, they need to start suing all the countries of the world since they too have very stringent and binding laws on the said subject. It makes you just want to scream ENOUGH!!!!  --DadJohnson

Mexico gets its a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.

A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico's request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously.

Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens' rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade and tourism. It also says the law would hinder work against drug trafficking and related violence.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law on April 23 and changes to it on April 30, has lawyers defending it in court.

In a statement issued last week, Brewer said she was "very disappointed" to learn of Mexico's filing and reiterated that "Arizona's immigration enforcement laws are both reasonable and constitutional."

"I believe that Arizona will ultimately prevail and that our laws will be found constitutional," Brewer added.

Brewer and other supporters of the bill say the law is intended to pressure illegal immigrants to leave the United States. They contend it is a needed response to federal inaction over what they say is a porous border and social problems caused by illegal immigration. They also argue that it has protections against racial profiling.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Federal Control - How Far Can It Go?

Elena's nanny state Her gov't can order anything
By Michael Tanner
July 1, 2010

Suppose that the federal government, in its infinite wisdom, decided that it would deal with the obesity crisis and improve the health and welfare of the American people -- by mandating that every American eat three helpings of vegetables and three helpings of fruit every day. Anyone caught failing to eat the required food would be subject to a fine or tax. Would such a law be constitutional?

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) put that question to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan this week. Kagan, the US solicitor general, couldn't answer. In fact, she implied that under the court's "expansive" view of the Constitution's Commerce Clause, a fruit and vegetable mandate might be just fine.

Now, some may think that such a hypothetical question is silly, other than giving us a glimpse of Kagan's virtually unlimited view of government power. Congress would never pass such a "dumb" law, to use Kagan's term -- would it?

But Congress has just taken a very similar step, mandating that every American purchase a government-designed package of health-insurance benefits. The issue is now before the courts -- there's a hearing today.