Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing Conservative Hispanics On The Internet

We don't hear about this much in the media, but there are a lot of conservative Hispanics in America.  I submit the following list for your perusal.  Maybe we can help this list grow by participating on some of these blogs.  In other words, add to your circle of friends. Give them the support they need to expand and prosper, and spread the good news about conservatism.

I am distressed with the left's penchant for reducing all differences of opinion to either a race or class issue.  That's lazy at best, and downright evil at worst.  For example, America's chief law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama, played the race card over Arizona's immigration bill.  This man has no common sense, and no class.  I would like to challenge Obama and others of his ilk with the following thought.
Imagine for a moment that the people flowing over the southern border from Mexico are not Hispanics, but instead are blond, blue-eyed caucasians who only speak Scandinavian.  Furthermore, these Scandinavians are swamping local resources, and causing an unprecedented crime wave. Under those circumstances, what argument besides racism could you possibly use to justify their illegal immigration?  You wouldn't have one!  In fact, you'd have a wall built on the border so fast our heads would spin, especially if you thought the Vikings might vote as conservatives.  Those of you who say that enforcing illegal immigration law is racist, are yourselves racists for making that statement.
One last thought.  In my view, it is sterotyping to assume that Hispanics are monolithic in their thinking, and thus they will automatically vote Democrat.  The list below says otherwise.

ARTICLES
More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative, poll finds
Conservative Republican Values and the American Hispanic
Texas Hispanic Candidates Embracing Tea Party Movement

BLOGS & ORGANIZATIONS
The Hispanic Conservative
The Americano
Latino Republican Forum
Republican National Hispanic Assembly
Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Illinois
Latino Partnership
Hispanic Family Values
Hispanic Pundit
Resurgent Republic
Conservative Hispanic Society
American Connection
Sonoran Alliance
Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity

21st Century Barbarians At The Gate

Remind me.  Are we living in the 12th or the 21st century?

Please be aware that a number of these links contain gruesome images. If you see an asterisk (*) next to a title, the images are extremely barbaric.


Muhammad, Aisha, Islam, and Child Brides
Wedded to Tradition:  Marriage at Puberty
49 year old Nigerian senator, Ahmad Yerima, denies that his bride is 13 years old
Child Brides of Obama's Islamic Allies
Honor Killings: Islam Mysogyny
Top Ten Reasons Why Sharia is Bad For All Societies
Wafa Sultan on Sharia
Nonie Darwish - Jihad Culture
Iran to arrest women with suntan
Iranian cleric:  Immodest women cause quakes
Science Islam
A Soundless Scream
Subjugation of Women, Child Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation *
Abuse of U.S. Muslim Women Is Greater Than Reported
Honor Killing From An Islamic Perspective
"Honor Killing" is Absolutely Islamic! *
Rights of Children Born Out of Wedlock
Sexual Depravity Breeds Savage Jihadists
Recognition vs. Acceptance - Islamic discourses on 'homosexuality'
Crossing The Line - The Intifada Comes To Campus
Obsession - The Movie
Sharia Law 101 With Glenn Beck

This is the way to Paradise?

Arizona De-Balkanizes Public Education: Out With Ethnic Studies

The Arizona legislature is on a roll.  First, requiring that presidential candidates submit proof of eligibility in order to get their names on the ballot; second, enforcing the immigration laws left unattended by the Feds; and now, making it illegal for public schools to teach ethnic studies.  You may wonder why.  With respect to the latest bill, Arizonans have justifiably come to the conclusion that by teaching narrowly focused ethnic studies, educators are balkanizing the American people. Finally, at least one state plans to loosen the shackles of literal segregation by focusing on shared values rather than our differences. And to that I say, Hallelujah!

Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences. 

The bill, which passed 32-26 in the state House, had been approved by the Senate a day earlier. It now goes to Gov. Jan Brewer for her signature.

The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or "advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."

The bill stipulates that courses can continue to be taught for Native American pupils in compliance with federal law and does not prohibit English as a second language classes. It also does not prohibit the teaching of the Holocaust or other cases of genocide.

Schools that fail to abide by the law would have state funds withheld.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What if Sheriff Arpaio said to Obama: Your Papers Please!?

Just had a wild thought this afternoon as I listened to news about Arizona's new ILLEGAL immigration enforcement law, SB1070.  Note the emphasis on illegal.

Now that the law has been signed by the Governor, I wonder if President Barack Obama will ever step foot in Arizona again.  It's just a fantasy of course, but I have a picture in my mind of Sheriff Joe Arpaio walking up to Obama and asking him to prove his citizenship status.

Forgive me for proposing such a silly thought.

Goring the Ox: Al Gore's Plan to Drain Americans Dry With Climate Fraud

Two different news items with a common thread.  The first is an editorial in today's Investor's Business Daily discussing Al Gore's role in perpetuating climate fraud in order to line his pockets.  The second is just a short item in the LA Times informing us that the Gore's have recently bought an ocean-view Italianate villa in Montecito, CA.  The connection speaks volumes about Gore's motives for perpetuating a myth.  One should seriously ask how Gore (and Dems supporting cap and tax) will protect their wealth from the IRS.  You can be certain they have a plan.

The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud
Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House.

Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders.
"Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together."

Al Gore, Tipper Gore snap up Montecito-area villa
[View homes of equivalent value for sale in Montecito.]

Related:

IPCC's River of Lies
Global Warming: Another shoe has dropped from the IPCC centipede as scientists in Bangladesh say their country will not disappear below the waves. As usual, the U.N.'s climate charlatans forgot one tiny detail.

It keeps getting worse for the much-discredited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which seems to have built its collapsing house of climate cards on sand or, more specifically, river sediment.
After fraudulent claims about Himalayan glaciers, African crop harvests and Amazon rain forests, plus a 2007 assessment report based on anecdotal evidence, student term papers and nonpeer-reviewed magazine articles, the panel's doomsday forecast for Bangladesh has been exposed as its latest hoax.

UNDER THE RADAR: Congress Voting Today to Make Puerto Rico the 51st State!

This information needs to go viral. Congress needs to be shut down with phone calls and faxes starting first thing in the morning. That is today, April 29, 2010.


Re:  HR2499

Puerto Rican Statehood Today!
by James M. Simpson

Apparently there is to be a vote later today on a bill regarding Puerto Rican statehood. They are calling it “non-binding” but it is not non-binding! It is a trap. The bill makes eventual Puerto Rican statehood a virtual certainty. This is despite the fact that statehood has been voted down repeatedly. The Puerto Rican people don’t want it!

But since when has that stopped the Left from ramming what they want down people’s throats? And why do they want this? The same reason they want everything, to further entrench their power. Statehood would mean two new senators, six or seven new representatives, a whole slew of new voters and tons of opportunities to spend more of your money.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Taqiyya: Dispensation to Deceive Infidels With A Smile

In response to an article, someone brought my attention to another aspect of Islamic faith that may not be widely known:   Taqiyya.  Wikipedia describes the meaning of the word this way:
"Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of imminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury." In political terms, it is used by critics of Islam to describe what they see as intentional concealment of Islamic doctrines in order to gain influence and deceive so-called "enemies of Islam".

Al-Tabari's (d. 923) famous tafsir (exegesis of the Koran) is a standard and authoritative reference work in the entire Muslim world. Regarding 3:28, he writes: "If you [Muslims] are under their [infidels'] authority, fearing for yourselves, behave loyally to them, with your tongue, while harboring inner animosity for them. … Allah has forbidden believers from being friendly or on intimate terms with the infidels in place of believers — except when infidels are above them [in authority]. In such a scenario, let them act friendly towards them." Regarding 3:28, Ibn Kathir (d. 1373, second in authority only to Tabari) writes, "Whoever at any time or place fears their [infidels'] evil may protect himself through outward show." As proof of this, he quotes Muhammad's close companion, Abu Darda, who said, "Let us smile to the face of some people [non-Muslims] while our hearts curse them"; another companion, al-Hassan, said, "Doing taqiyya is acceptable till the Day of Judgment [i.e., in perpetuity]. Source: "War and Peace - and Deceit - in Islam" by Raymond Ibrahim /Pajamas Media February 12, 2009
Other Sources:
Islam Watch - Understanding Taqiyya ― Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah
The Religion of Peace - Lying (Takiyya and Kitman)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Claim: Scientologists, Amish, Christian Scientists, and Muslims will be exempt from requirements to obtain health insurance

Today I received an email from a family member asking if it is true that certain people of faith will not be required to comply with the healthcare mandate.  Since this was the first time I'd heard this rumor, I went to Snopes.com to see what they had to say.  So far, they claim that the answer to this question is "undetermined".  That's not very comforting!  Read on.

This is the email forwarded to me.  I have attached links for further clarification.
Dhimmitude

Had never heard the word until now---Type it into Google and start reading…Pretty interesting. Note that Muslims and certain other religions are exempt from the Obamacare penalties and it is supported by law. We are surrendering from within!

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to islam.

The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling", "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann B......, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.

Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don't believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. Lots of people will say "Sure, I'll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?"

According to Snopes.com, the recent healthcare legislation signed into law "does not include language which specifically exempts members of any particular religion from health insurance requirements. It includes a general "religious conscience" provision which may exempt some Americans from health insurance requirements if they are members of religions which have established objections to certain forms of insurance."  See Internal Revenue Code Definitions

See Religious Conscience Exemption, section 1311(d)(4)(H).
        (H) subject to section 1411, grant a certification attesting that, for purposes of the individual responsibility penalty under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, an individual is exempt from the individual requirement or from the penalty imposed by such section because--
          (i) there is no affordable qualified health plan available through the Exchange, or the individual's employer, covering the individual; or
          (ii) the individual meets the requirements for any other such exemption from the individual responsibility requirement or penalty.
Snopes further states:
Whether Muslims would qualify for an exemption from the health insurance requirements is a tougher call.  Although Islam does have a tradition of barring conventional insurance products because they "involve an element of uncertainty, gambling and the charging of interest, which are prohibited by the Koran," it does not have a tradition of spurning Social Security [like the Amish], which is viewed more as a form of caring for those who are unable to meet their own needs than as something which involves elements of uncertainty, gambling, and interest payments.
If the courts do not find the health care mandate to be unconstitutional, and if large numbers of people in religious groups are indeed exempt from the mandate and fines, America will experience a ferocious rift between its peoples.  Obama will always be remembered as The Divider in Chief.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Organizing For America: How To Be A Fly On The Wall in the Enemy's Camp

Here's an opportunity for adventurous conservatives and tea party activists.

The November 2010 election is only about 6-1/2 months from now.  Obama's political arm, Organizing for America (aka MyBarackObama.com), has begun strategy sessions with activists in locales all across the country, and they will continue these sessions through election day.   It is very easy to find a session near you, register to participate, and then listen in on their strategies and tactics.  Use the link below to enter your zip code and find a session.  So that you don't give yourself away, you may have to (ugh!) actually do a little volunteer work just to see how their tactics work.  Whether or not you use your real name is up to you.  One brave tea party activist has already described her undercover activities.

Vote 2010:  Find An Event
OFA says:
Time and time again we've seen that real change comes from the bottom up—which is why we've invested in staff on the ground in all 50 states, and volunteer leaders in every single congressional district. Just as they did in 2008, grassroots volunteers are working in every community across the country to talk to voters, register new voters, and organize together for change.

Already this year, volunteers have pledged over 10 million hours to fight for candidates who supported the President's plan for health reform. All year long, we'll be working to ensure that voters who came out to the polls to support Barack Obama in 2008 return again this year, and that they recognize how important it is that the President have strong allies in Congress working alongside him.

No matter where you live, you can find an upcoming event and connect—or re-connect—with local supporters in your area.
CAUTION.  Anyone who tries to do this will either have to be a very good actor, or keep very quiet as you sit through the session.  Needless to say, if you reveal your true feelings about Obama, you'll probably have a very unpleasant experience and get an escort out the door, so don't attempt to do this unless you are confident you can succeed.  And remember, if you've got a bumper sticker on your vehicle which reveals your political views, then you had better remove it before pulling into the parking lot!  Small details like that can cause you a lot of problems.

To those of you who become a fly on the wall and learn about a tactic that would interest tea party activists, you are invited to contact me if you don't have your own blog.  You can either post your information in the comment section, or write me using the Contact button in the sidebar.  We can discuss the nature of your information and then decide how much can be revealed without giving away your name and location.

Remember.  America as we know it is at risk, so we have to use unusual tactics. You can bet they're infiltrating tea party meetings as well.

P.S.  The fly you see in the picture is an authentic robot listening device!  Kind of a scary thought.

New York Mag Shocker: Sarah Palin In Many Ways Is Bigger Than Oprah | NewsBusters.org

New York Mag Shocker: Sarah Palin In Many Ways Is Bigger Than Oprah | NewsBusters.org

New York Magazine's lengthy cover story about Sarah Palin hitting newsstands Monday may end up being a disappointment for liberals expecting a classic hit piece thoroughly disemboweling the former Alaska governor.

On the other hand, the picture Gabriel Sherman paints in his 6000-word "The Revolution Will Be Commercialized" of an almost desperate woman willing to sell her soul to pay Troopergate-related legal bills after losing her bid for Vice President will not sit well with conservatives either.

Complicating matters for Palin fans will be the article concluding with the opinions of Bristol Palin's former fiancé Levi Johnston.

Despite all that, Sherman had some remarkably positive things to say about Palin likely to the dismay of his largely New York City-based readership (h/t @timlindell): 

Obama Orders US Troops to March In Red Square on May 9

[Update: This story was first posted here 3/28/10. With May 9th approaching, it's time to move the story back to the top, especially considering the recent plane crash that killed Poland's president Lech Kaszinksy and 94 others in Russia, and let's not forget Obama's recent snub of Georgia. Americans should be asking why our "Commander in Chief" is making our troops do this.]

What the hell!  If you had any doubts about Obama's attachment to Communist leaders, then this will likely confirm your fears.  As for the role of the British, all I will say is that there is a fine line between the UK's socialist populace and many people there who are virtually indistinguishable from communists.  Yes, we were allies with Russia in our war with the Nazi's, but we now know that Stalin was a mass murderer.  It is shameful for an American President to force our troops to march in Red Square.

At what point will Americans call for Obama's impeachment for marching us down the road to tyranny?  [See poll in the sidebar.]

Parade's End
PowerLineBlog


Last week the British Embassy announced that British, French and American troops would march with Russian soldiers on Red Square to mark the 65th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. The Brits said in a statement that the parade may mark the first time British troops have marched in Red Square; I believe the same observation applies to the American troops that will join the parade.
The AP helpfully explains that Victory Day is Russia's most important secular holiday. It adds that the Kremlin plans a larger parade than usual this year, with good reason. The Kremlin will be celebrating the addition of the British, French and American troops.

Given his detestation of the Brits, Barack Obama must have agonized about dispatching American troops to join them in Red Square. Nevertheless, the opportunity to march with a dictator hostile to the United States proved irresistible in the end. If only the Israelis had gotten there first, perhaps Obama would have begged off.

I'm not sure what explains the Brits' move to join the parade. Alluding to the role that circumstances played in the wartime alliance with Stalin, Churchill famously observed that If Hitler invaded hell he would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. Circumstances do not excuse, let alone dictate, any such compliment to the Putin regime. Quite the contrary.
Kim Zigfeld writes that when she read the news, "I was ashamed to call myself an American, ashamed to admit that Barack Obama was my president." Zigfeld's commentary and indignation deserve your attention. 

JOHN adds: The timing is particularly bad in that, for the first time in many years, the City of Moscow is planning on putting up posters of Stalin as part of its Victory Day celebration. So Obama will be able to honor not only the would-be dictator Putin, but the real thing.

  

Ahmadinejad & Mugabe: Twin Devils Say "Let's Make a Deal"

Nuclear war in our lifetime.  God save us because President Obama won't.


Iran strikes secret nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe's Mugabe regime

Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear programme.

By Itai Mushekwe and Harriet Alexander

The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. 

In return for supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially huge deposits of uranium ore – which can be converted into the basic fuel for nuclear power or enriched to make a nuclear bomb.

Related:  Obama is Enabling Nuclear Breakout

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AWESOME Photos! Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 20 Years

The beauty of the universe is almost indescribable. After entering the NASA site below, scroll down a bit and click to view all 35 photos. Like the picture you see here, these images are stunning! All images are high-resolution and may be downloaded in different sizes. If you are an artist, these will stimulate your imagination.  If you want to contemplate God's handiwork, this is a good place to do that.

Starry-Eyed Hubble Celebrates 20 Years of Awe and Discovery

April 22, 2010: NASA's best-recognized, longest-lived, and most prolific space observatory zooms past a threshold of 20 years of operation this month. On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle and crew of STS-31 were launched to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope into a low Earth orbit. What followed was one of the most remarkable sagas of the space age. Hubble's unprecedented capabilities made it one of the most powerful science instruments ever conceived by humans, and certainly the one most embraced by the public. Hubble discoveries revolutionized nearly all areas of current astronomical research, from planetary science to cosmology. And, its pictures were unmistakably out of this world. This brand new Hubble photo is of a small portion of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula. Towers of cool hydrogen laced with dust rise from the wall of the nebula. The scene is reminiscent of Hubble's classic "Pillars of Creation" photo from 1995, but is even more striking in appearance. The image captures the top of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby bright stars. The pillar is also being pushed apart from within, as infant stars buried inside it fire off jets of gas that can be seen streaming from towering peaks like arrows sailing through the air.

Counterweight to Evil: A Spectrum of Love

In A Spectrum of Hate, I listed a number of unsavory groups.  That list gave me the creeps, so this list is meant to be a counterweight. Here is a random selection of people and organizations that dedicate their lives to helping others.

American Red Cross
FINCA International - a charitable microfinance organization
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
The Hospice Foundation
Samaritan's Purse
Not For Sale Campaign
The 9-11 Help America Foundation
National Suicide Prevention
Support US Armed Forces
Disabled American Veterans 
The Institute for Child Development
Controlling & Abusive Relationships
The Leaders Institute
Meszaros International Center for Entrepreneurship
Guide Dogs For The Blind
National Association for Search and Rescue
Humane Society
YWAM 
Helping Hands 
Helping Hand For Relief and Development 
EIB Cure-a-Thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Spectrum of Hate

Just a sampling.  As a species, we have a long way to go yet.

BlackPanther.org - The Ten Point Plan
     Wiki: Black Panther Party
New Black Panther Party For Self Defense
     Wiki:  New Black Panther Party
     Sidelight:  Time for Holder and Perrelli to Be Put Under Oath on Black Panther Case Dismissal
Anarchist People of Color -- (don't be fooled by the attempts at intellectualism)
      Anarchism Articulated:  Who We Are, What We Want, What We do
Jew Watch
Utopian Anarchist Party
Politijab forum (free registration):
     Uncle Tom Watch (you must be registered to view this thread)
God Hates Fags
     Wiki:  Westboro Baptist Church
Unreasonable Faith - compendium of athiest blogs
American Nazi Party
Storm Front
The Ku Klux Klan
     Wiki:  White Supremacy 
Jihadi websites:  When I searched for actual Jihadi sites, I could not find a specific site to link to, which I thought odd.  Perhaps I  used the wrong keyword.  In any case, we are told that these sites are abundant.  In lieu of linking to actual Jihidi sites, I found instead these counter-terrorism sites.  These people or organizations watch Jihadi sites and report on them.  In short, these are the "good guys" in the war on terror.
     International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
     Jihad Watch
     Counterterrorism Blog
     The Memri Blog

The list above is depressing, so to lighten your heart, see Counterweight to Evil:  A Spectrum of Love

Sarah Palin email trial begins

Sarah Palin email trial begins

Barbaric: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan | link posted by EricaThunderpaws

PBS's Frontline has produced an undercover documentary about the sexploitation of boys in Afghanistan. Click here to view the video.

It's an ancient practice, secretly revived--young boys sold by families to 'entertain' wealthy merchants and warlords. An undercover investigation into this illicit sex trade...

Also see these:
•  Islamic Homosexual Pederasty and Afghanistan's "Dancing Boys."
•  Sexual Depravity Breeds Savage Jihadists 
•  The Face of Modern-Day Slavery

Thursday, April 22, 2010

EarthDay: Mankind Exists By Geological Consent - A History Lesson

Many political decisions, especially environmental, are made by politicians and citizens who know nothing about geological processes.  Below are three primers with some fabulous animations.  These are the geological processes and cycles that created the world, all without the influence of man.

Also see: 
Deep Time
Ash Backward




The Little Ice Age

Earth Day: An Assault on Man | linked by EricaThunderpaws

Earth Day: An Assault on Man
by Brian Sussman
American Thinker

In recent weeks while addressing Tea Party rallies here on the left coast, I ask the assembled patriots what appears to be an odd question: "Would all those from the former Soviet Union please raise your hands?"

A notable number of hands are always raised -- the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a diverse population.

I then ask another curious question: "What does April 22 signify to you?"

Without exception, someone will shout with great displeasure, "Lenin's birth date!"

The crowd clearly sees that I'm on to something. I next ask the former Soviets, "And as a young child in school, who were you told is your grandfather?"

At this point several painfully respond, "Vladimir Ilyich Lenin!"

"And in the United States, do you know what we celebrate on April 22?" I ask. "Earth Day. Grandfather Lenin has been conjoined with Mother Earth -- and it's no coincidence."

[Click title to read the full article. Take special note of comments about impending legislation in the last few paragraphs!]

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Music Video: "America" by Dustin James | posted by EricaThunderpaws

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
"
Inscription on the Statue of Liberty

Sometimes we need to remember . . .



From DustinJamesMusic.com

Zo Rachel's Brilliant Blowback to NYT Reporter Charles Blow

For a guy like Alfonzo "Zo" Rachel, who speaks openly about his drug use and how it messed up his education, this is one smart fellow.  He sees straight through the left's shtick, and rebukes them with rapid-fire retorts.  Zo is a regular contributor on PJTV.com.  He created this video in response to an article written by New York Times reporter Charles Blow.  Mr. Blow deigned to show up at the Tax Day Tea Party in Dallas on 4/15/10.  Not finding the bigotry he assumed would occur at the rally, Blow still managed to find fault with the rally by using a racial slur himself to make fun of the multi-racial speakers on the dais, one of whom was Zo.  Blow comes off as a a left-wing elitist.

This is Zo's brilliant blowback.   Love it!

Stunning Photos of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano Erupting

Click the title to view all 35 pictures.

As ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano continued to keep European airspace shut down over the weekend, affecting millions of travelers around the world, some government agencies and airlines clashed over the flight bans. Some restricted airspace is now beginning to open up and some limited flights are being allowed now as airlines are pushing for the ability to judge safety conditions for themselves. The volcano continues to rumble and hurl ash skyward, if at a slightly diminished rate now, as the dispersing ash plume has dropped closer to the ground, and the World Health Organization has issued a health warning to Europeans with respiratory conditions. Collected here are some images from Iceland over the past few days.


Also see: Ash Backward

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wow! First Blacks in Congress Were ALL Republicans | posted by EricaThunderpaws

Just found a great piece of history on the National Black Republican Association (NationalBlackRepublicans.com) website.  You certainly won't hear any Democrats telling you this story!  What too many people don't know is that the Republican Party developed to fight slavery.  In pursuit of the truth, it is vitally important that we share this information with young people.

First Blacks in Congress Were All Republicans


















United States Senate
Hiram Rhodes Revels (1822-1901); Republican – Mississippi; 1870-1871
Blanche Bruce (1841-1898); Republican – Mississippi; 1875-1881

House of Representatives
John Willis Menard (1838-1893); Republican - Louisiana; 1868
Joseph Rainey (1832-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1870-1879
Jefferson F. Long (1836-1901); Republican – Georgia; 1870-1871
Robert C. De Large (1842-1874); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1873
Robert B. Elliott (1842-1884); Republican - South Carolina; 1871-1874
Benjamin S. Turner (1825-1894); Republican – Alabama; 1871-1873
Josiah T. Walls (1842-1905); Republican – Florida; 1871-1873, 1873-1875, 1875-1876
Richard H. Cain (1825-1887); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875, 1877-1879
John R. Lynch (1847-1939); Republican – Mississippi; 1873-1877, 1882-1883
James T. Rapier (1837-1883); Republican – Alabama; 1873-1875
Alonzo J. Ransier (1834-1882); Republican - South Carolina; 1873-1875
Jeremiah Haralson (1846-1916); Republican - Alabama; 1875-1877
John Adams Hyman (1840-1891); Republican - North Carolina; 1875-1877
Charles E. Nash (1844-1913); Republican – Louisiana; 1875-1877
Robert Smalls (1839-1915); Republican - South Carolina; 1875-1879, 1882-1883, 1884-1887
James E. O'Hara (1844-1905); Republican - North Carolina; 1883-1887
Henry P. Cheatham (1857-1935); Republican - North Carolina; 1889-1893
John Mercer Langston (1829-1897); Republican – Virginia; 1890-1891
Thomas E. Miller(1849-193); Republican - South Carolina; 1890-1891
George W. Murray (1853-1926); Republican - South Carolina; 1893-1895, 1896-1897
George Henry White (1852-1918); Republican - North Carolina; 1897-1901


Also see this illuminating article:

The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology
By Frances Rice

[Excerpt below]

As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. Clearly, then, it is the Democratic Party that owes black Americans an apology – not the Republican Party, nor the United States of America.


The time is long overdue for the Democratic Party to apologize for that party’s 150-year history of racism and cease hiding behind the curtain of Congress, issuing unwarranted apologies on behalf of America, while simultaneously using racial politics for partisan political gain. Only then can we finally end the racial divisiveness that has torn our nation asunder.


National Democratic Party leaders should follow the example set by the Democratic Party leaders in North Carolina, who, as a result of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission Report of May 31, 2006, issued a unanimous apology on January 20, 2007 for the Democratic Party's 1898 murderous rampage where dozens of black Americans were massacred. That apology can be viewed on the Internet at: http://www.ncdp.org/node/1546.


In a letter to the North Carolina Democratic Party, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Richard H. Moore wrote: “We can no longer ignore the fact that many of us grew up being taught a much sanitized – and inaccurate – history…. The truth is ugly.”


The ugly racist history of the Democratic Party prompted Wayne Perryman to write his book "Unfounded Loyalty: An In-depth Look Into The Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats". Perryman then filed a lawsuit against the Democratic Party on December 10, 2004 – that went all the way to the US Supreme Court – demanding an apology on behalf of black Americans. However, after admitting their history of racism under oath in court, the Democrats refused to apologize and, with an army of lawyers, used the legal technicality of “standing” to avoid a court order against them, knowing they can take the black vote for granted.

President George Washington Sought Answers from Vattel | by CDR Charles Kerchner

What the newly sworn in President George Washington was doing with the legal treatise and reference book Law of Nations in New York in 1789. An account from the times.

There was a news account recently that President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law" and never returned it to the library in New York and now owes a huge past due fine on that book. This new current events story ties into the importance of that book to George Washington and the other founders. Attached is an image and an the account what the new President was doing with the book in 1789 in New York. The new President was found consulting that book by visitors to his office on his first day in office after the inauguration of him in New York in 1789.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kenyan Minister Khalwale Asks When Obama Will Repatriate Himself

Excellent question!


















The following transcript is of an April 14, 2010 debate on the floor of the Kenyan National Assembly.  The question under discussion concerns the repatriation of Kenyan artifacts which were removed from the country by colonialists.  The Ministers want to know what is being done to return the artifacts, or failing their return, how and when Kenya will be compensated for their loss.  They argue that museums in the US and elsewhere have earned money on these artifacts, thus those countries are indebted to Kenya.  Importantly, in 2006, when Barack Obama visited Kenya, strategized with, and campaigned on behalf of Raila Odinga, the Senator also promised to help with the return of artifacts to Kenya or to seek financial compensation.

The most amazing question asked on the floor is by Dr. Bonny Khalwale, of the Ikolomani Constituency, and concerns the "repatriation" of Barack Obama!  Dr. Khalwale's remarks are highlighted in red in one of the paragraphs below the fold.

If I was allowed a vote in the Kenyan National Assembly, I would happily vote yea for repatriating Barack Obama to his "home country" (0:45).  What say you?

In Remembrance: Oklahoma City National Memorial

We shall never forget the face of evil, nor the precious lives that evil stole from us. 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

American Thinker: Barack Obama's Missing Girlfriends | linked by EricaThunderpaws

Did Obama's ladies get swallowed up in a vacuum? Who were they? Where are they today?  Why isn't the media curious?

American Thinker: Barack Obama's Missing Girlfriends
by Jack Cashill

The blogosphere abhors a vacuum. So when the mainstream media (MSM) leave holes in a given narrative -- in this case, the biography of the president -- bloggers individually, incrementally, and indefatigably strive to fill in the blanks -- sometimes successfully, sometimes less so.

In his comprehensive, 600-plus-page biography of Barack Obama titled The Bridge, New Yorker editor David Remnick lays down the baseline of what the mainstream media know about the president -- or at least what they want us to know.

Where Remnick falls oddly silent -- not even to scold the blogosphere, which he does often -- is on the question of Obama's love life. This would not be particularly noteworthy save that Obama's 1995 memoir Dreams From My Father is in large part a racial coming-of-age story.

In Obama's all-consuming search for identity, and in Remnick's effort to document that search, Obama's romantic life should surely have featured. Whether he dated white women or black women -- and what he might have learned from either -- matters.

Eyjafjallajokul: Mankind Exists By Geologic Consent | by EricaThunderpaws

THIS is the kind of event that alters climate, not man-made emissions! I wonder if Al Gore is listening.  For an explanation, read Will the Icelandic Volcano Cool off the Planet? and Volcanoes cool climate through bacteria.

Eyjafjallajokull is simply one volcano, and as volcanoes go around the planet, a relatively insignificant one. In spite of that, the financial damage it is wreaking on Europe is remarkable, not to mention the change in lifestyles in the sense that so long as Eyjafjallajokull continues to erupt, air travel will be curtailed or stopped altogether.  Imagine a world without air travel! This volcano is also known for emitting fluorine gas.  During its 1821 eruption, it spewed gas for a two-year period and killed people and animals across parts of Europe.  Today there's no way to know how long this eruption will continue.  I had plans to travel to Europe this summer, now I wonder if that will be possible. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tea Party Question of the Century

As obvious as the nose on your face, but you never hear the media ask this question.   However, that should not stop tea partiers (especially Texans) from asking this question when they are interviewed by the media.

Source:  jbjd.wordpress.com

. . . given that thousands throughout the country cannot obtain any documentary evidence on which to determine [Barack Obama's] eligibility; how did [Nancy Pelosi, Boyd Richie (Texas)], KH, and others from the [Democrat] party determine his eligibility to swear to state election officials he was eligible to get on the ballot? So, when people involved in the tea party give rallies, this question should be asked. 

Also see related articles:
Complaints of 2008 Election Fraud Filed in Six States
A Roadmap to Fraud in Texas in 2008 Presidential (Electors) Election
James Orengo, Kenyan Minister of Lands, Declares That Obama Was Born in Kenya
Hmmm. Kenyan Embassy Enroute to "Soccer Game" That Never Was
Kenyan Minister Khalwale Asks When Obama Will Repatriate Himself

Climate-Gate Gets A Whitewash - Investors.com | linked by EricaThunderpaws

Climate-Gate Gets A Whitewash - Investors.com
Investor's Business Daily Editorial

Global Warming: The first probe into the integrity of the science being conducted at the Climatic Research Unit is in and nothing's changed. Those who created and perpetuated this sham are not called into account.

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The sugarcoated report should be no surprise. The probe was conducted by Lord Oxburgh, an academic who was briefly chairman of Shell. He is now, according to the Financial Post, chair of Falck Renewables, a firm that has wind farms across Europe, and chair of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "a lobby group which argues that carbon capture could become a $1 trillion industry by 2050."

Imagine that. A man with a financial interest in companies that would benefit from efforts to arrest man-made global warming is asked to look into the possible scientific malpractice of researchers whose conclusions are favorable to his business concerns.

Oxburgh is a man of clear bias who should have never been allowed to be near the probe. Six years ago, he told the British press that "if we don't have (carbon) sequestration, I see very little hope for the world." In fact, he said he was "really very worried for the planet," without large-scale sequestration.

How the Media Lied about Obama’s Birth Records | linked by EricaThunderpaws

How the Media Lied about Obama’s Birth Records

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Under Section 57 of the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act in the 1955 Revised Laws of Hawaii (in effect in 1961), a mailed-in form (without mention of a hospital, doctor, or midwife) signed by only one of Obama's parents (who could have been out of the country or whose signature could have been forged by a grandparent) or grandparents, would be enough to set up a birth record at the Department of Vital Statistics. This meager birth record would then automatically generate newspaper announcements, and also, a computer-generated COLB in 2008. When juxtaposed with statements by Obama's maternal grandmother, Kenya's Ambassador to the U.S, and now a Kenyan cabinet minister and Parliamentarian, that Obama was born in Kenya, calls for Obama to release his original birth certificate are wholly justified.

Related: Hmmm. Kenyan Embassy is enroute to "soccer game" that never was by EricaThunderpaws
Image:  Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, parents of Stanley Ann Dunham Obama's mother gave birth at 17.  Stanley Ann's age in this picture is unknown.
Note:  Links not in original text.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Duh! The Press and A Question of Priorities | by EricaThunderpaws

Another truism, and a justified indictment of the media, circulating the net in emails:

I think it is remarkable that within a week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair in the last few years, with photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.

And, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade, not only that, they know which wedge!  And each and every day, they give America more updates on his sex-rehab stay, his wife's plans for divorce, and his plans to return to the pro-golf circuit.

Obama has been in office for over a year now, and this same press still cannot locate Obama's official birth certificate, or any of his papers while in college, or how he paid for a Harvard education, or which counry issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980s as Barry Soetoro and even Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.  It just can't be found.

Yet the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth . . . Truly remarkable!

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In my view, "cannot" should be replaced with "will not".  Furthermore, "trust" of the press was wavering years before Obama entered the picture.  However, when Obama walked onto the media stage, the press' groveling, apple-polishing, brown-nosing, bootlicking, yes-man, fawning coverage reached its pinnacle of self-destruction.  We, the American public, will never, ever, trust the lamestream media again!  A pox on their houses.

If you would like to grade various media lightweights, you may do so here.  In due time those results will be published on Jefferson's Rebels. 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sign the Contract FROM America | linked by EricaThunderpaws

This epitomizes grassroots activism.  

To learn how this amazing document was created, read About Us on TheContract.org website, and add your signature to show your support.


The Contract from America serves as a clarion call for those who recognize the importance of free market principles, limited government, and individual liberty. It is the natural extension of a movement that began in the local communities and quickly spread across America in response to unprecedented government expansion, reckless spending, and a blatant disregard by our leaders of the nation’s founding principles.

During the past several months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have debated thousands of ideas to solve our nation’s most pressing problems. 454,331 votes were cast. It has been an open process and has provided a genuine opportunity to give voice to a broad cross section of concerned Americans.

Proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2010 | posted by EricaThunderpaws

This idea came to me by email, and it seems like a good one.  I have already faxed the proposal to my Senator and Congressman.  If you like it, I hope you will do the same.

Proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hmmm. Kenyan Embassy is enroute to "soccer game" that never was | by EricaThunderpaws

Click images to enlarge.

The first Google map shows the path between the White House and the location of the soccer game President Obama said he was going to watch.  Distance between the White House and 40th & Chesapeake is 5 miles, or 13 minutes apart.

The second Google map shows the path between the White House and the Kenyan Embassy (2249 R Street NW), a distance of 1.5 miles, or 7 minutes apart.

Why does this matter?

On 4/12/10, Jefferson's Rebels picked up on the story that had recently been circulating the net. We reported on a bizarre comment made by Kenya's Minister of Lands.  James Orengo plainly said on the floor of Kenya's National Assembly,   "If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America?"

Not surprisingly, that set a lot of heads spinning!

On Saturday, 4/10/10, President Obama broke with protocol and left the White House alone without the press in tow.  This behavior by a President is apparently unprecedented.  He disappeared about the same time the internet was buzzing with the story about OrengoCat Corben's article on RedState.com, President Obama Goes To Soccer Game That Didn't Exist? is provocative, and raises some intriguing questions.  Please be sure to read it so you understand why this may be important.  Also hat-tip to fluff1818 who was the first to notice the proximity of routes.  As a result of this unusual behavior by President Obama, speculation is running rampant across the blogosphere, and I guess I'm adding to it here.

As the maps above reveal, the Kenyan Embassy is enroute to the nonexistent soccer game.  Coincidence?  You tell me.


[UPDATE: I found a 4/17/10 Politico article, Press airs grievances to Robert Gibbs.  Author Mike Allen says the White House Correspondents' Association met with Gibbs for 75 minutes to "improve frayed relations," in part due to Obama's unescorted walkabout on 4/10/10.  In the meeting, Gibbs made this remark:  "I started by thanking the WHCA on behalf of the president and first lady for protecting the privacy of the Obama children."   From this statement I surmise that no one in the press has attempted to confirm the veracity of Obama's claim that he went to watch his daughter play soccer, even though Sidwell Friends School only plays soccer in the fall.  Nor has the press attempted to verify whether the Obama daughters are members of one of the soccer clubs that played on the 10th.  Did Obama use his daughters' privacy privileges to give him plausible deniability?  We will never get an answer if we have to rely on the lamestream media to investigate.]

Lt. Col. Lakin to face court martial | linked by EricaThunderpaws

Lt. Col. Lakin to face court martial
by Thomas Lifson
American Thinker
April 13, 2010

Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, MD is to face a court martial for his refusal to obey deployment orders, pending proof that it is a lawful order, issued by a commander in chief who meets the constitutional requirements of office. Dr. Lakin explained his refusal in an article published April 8th on American Thinker. [click title for the full article]



Also see: Graphic - Coward!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Read "Professor" Obama's Actual Exams Here | by EricaThunderpaws

Have you ever wondered what it was like to sit as a student in Barack Obama's classroom?  What issues did he discuss?  What questions did he ask on his tests?  Now you can find out.  The documents linked below were first made available in 2008 in a New York Times blog titled Inside Professor Obama's Classroom.   I linked to these documents in "A Final Exam for Professor Obama", which was one of my very first articles on Jefferson's Rebels.

As a point of clarification, Senator Barack Obama was hired as a Lecturer by the University of Chicago Law School in 1996.  By the time he quit in 2004, his title had changed to Senior Lecturer.  Lecturer's do not have tenure.  For the most part, I would say that people who refer to Obama as "professor" do so in a generic way, and that was my intent in my previous article.  It is not an indication that Obama had completed many years of research and writing, achieved promotions, and finally earned tenure.  Students in particular are notorious for calling all faculty members "professor" irrespective of the facts.  The media, of course, should know better.  This issue was raised recently on WND.

If you want to crawl inside Barack Obama's mind, you can do so here by reading each of these exams.  There is also one syllabus.  If it's true that Obama taught about three courses a year, then this list is very incomplete.  Frankly, I would like to see all of his syllabi and course materials, but for now this is all we have to work with.  If anyone has access to old teaching materials that don't appear here, I hope you'll let me know.

Since Barack Obama will be choosing a nominee for the Supreme Court, readers might want to pay particular attention to the 1999 exam.

Preceding each document is a description of its contents. Misspellings are in the originals.

Video: Jon Voight's Letter to America

Sunday, April 11, 2010

James Orengo, Kenyan Minister of Lands, Declares that Barack Obama was born in Kenya | by EricaThunderpaws

Screen capture taken 4/11/2010 (just in case the Wikipedia page changes)
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March 25, 2010:  James Orengo, Kenyan Minister of Lands, said the following on the floor of the National Assembly of Kenya:
The other thing that we are addressing through devolution is exclusion. What has made us suffer as a nation is exclusion. Once people feel excluded, even when you want to employ a policeman or constable or you want to build a dispensary, it must come from the centre. In the colonial days, these things were being done on the ground and they could give bursaries and build roads. I commend devolution. Those who fear devolution are living in the past. They are being guided by their ethnic consideration and objectives. They are living in the past. If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America? It is because they did away with exclusion. What has killed us here is exclusion; that once Mr. Orengo is President, I know of no other place than Ugenya. That is why we were fighting against these many Presidencies in the past. I hope that Kenya will come of age. This country must come of age. People want freedom and nations want liberation, but countries want independence.
Is this Kenyan minister making an assumption, or does he have personal knowledge to back up his statement? The answer may lie in personal affiliations.  Mr. Orengo and Raila Odinga, who currently serves as Prime Minister in Kenya's coalition government, are part of the same political movement.  Senator Barack Obama supported Mr. Odinga's political campaign.

One wonders whether today's lamestream media journalists will attempt to find the answer. Don't get your hopes up.  If Mr. Orengo's remarks are true, what kind of journalist would give up an opportunity to win a Pulitzer Prize in journalism for discovering the scoop of the century?  I'm not sure any of them possesses a scintilla of curiosity, especially since most of them are members of the Obama team.

See page 31 of this document.
James Orengo Statement on Floor of National Assembly of Kenya