Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Pledge of Allegiance Comeback...Kinda Sorta

Massachusetts School Offers to Allow Pledge of Allegiance -- but Not in Class
By Todd Starnes on Fox news
June 29, 2010

Student Sean Harrington appears to have won his fight to bring the Pledge of Allegiance back into his Massachusetts high school-- except the principal's proposed solution leaves the daily honor to the nation's flag literally hanging in the hall.

Charles Skidmore, principal of Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., has offered to allow students to recite the pledge before school begins -- but in the school's foyer and not in the classrooms, as 17-year-old Harrington had hoped.

Kathleen Bodie, Arlington superintendent of schools, told Fox News Radio that “The principal wanted to be very respectful about the pledge and be sensitive to the Supreme Court ruling that students are not forced to say the pledge. He wanted to be sensitive to the diverse group of students we have.”

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

RESTREPO - Documentary Film of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

UPDATE: Tim Hetherington, co-director of the Restrepo documentary, was killed in Libya on April 20th, 2011. We extend our sympathy to his family. He will be missed by many.



Restrepo is a 94-minute documentary film directed and produced by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington who produces a documentary with no interviews of generals or politicians or ideological dialogue, but instead reveals on camera, moving and still, the day-to-day life as a soldier among members of an American platoon assigned to a post named after PFC Juan Restrepo, an American medic killed in action and also the name of the film – Restrepo; presented by National Geographic Entertainment, an Outpost Films production.


Tim Hetherington, an experienced war photographer used 150 hours of video footage to make the 90-minute documentary that puts the viewers with the soldiers in combat action, patrolling, rests periods, meal times, and dealing with  boredom at the isolated outpost in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.

Russian Spies Under Deep Cover In Suburbia

The British papers tend to write better articles about U.S. news, so here's one from the Daily Mail.  The Russians went to a great deal of trouble to plant these spies amongst us in the 1990s.  If the Russians could get away with spying on us for this length of time, it makes me wonder how many Islamist spies might be mingling with us, and how high they might have bored into the U.S. government.

Russian agent posing as suburban mother used British passport to spy on U.S., claims FBI
By Mail Foreign Service, Daily Mail
June 29, 2010

One of the women accused of being a Russian spy in the U.S. travelled on a British passport, according to the FBI.

Tracey Lee Ann Foley, who was posing as a naturalised U.S. citizen born in Canada, is believed to have been given forged British documents by her Russian handlers.

She used them to travel to and from Moscow with greater ease, the FBI has claimed.
The Foreign Office said today it was investigating the claim.

If true, itwill undo some of the work that Prime Minister David Cameron did during the recent G8 and G20 summits to improve relations with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. 

The arrests are already likely to cause huge diplomatic embarrassment and chill relations between Mr Medvedv and U.S. President Barack Obama at a time when they had been thawing.

Today Mr Obama refused to answer questions over the arrests.

WSBTV: Videos Reveal Dangerous OTMs Crossing Our Southern Borders

The following two videos were produced by WSBTV in Atlanta and cannot be embedded here.  However, links are provided as what these reveal should enough justification for the Obama regime to close our southern border, but you can bet your last penny that the President of the United States will do nothing to protect the citizens whom he is sworn to protect.  I'll keep asking this question:  At what point do we say it's time to impeach Obama?  Must we wait until after the next terrorist attack?

Video 1: http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html

Video 2:  http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.htm

Funny Video: Imagine A World Without Hydrocarbon

If Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress had it's way and stopped the production of hydrocarbons, these are just a few of the things we would have to learn to live without. Now imagine that instead of the young man you see here, it is President Obama sitting in his chair in the Oval Office, and likewise members of Congress are sitting in their chamber seats. Sweet revenge.

Does any thinking person believe a windmill or a solar panel will substitute for these everyday conveniences -- including the computer you're sitting at right now to view this video? Virtually everything that surrounds you, including every component in your PC or Mac, is made with hydrocarbon byproducts.  Imagine all of these objects gone from your life, and you'll see the kind of world the Democrats will leave us with if we don't get rid of every ignorant politician in the next two elections.  Your vote counts!

The New Plantation Owners: Four Supreme Court Judges Favor Gun Control!

Supreme Court Affirms Racist Origins of Gun Control
By Frances Rice, National Black Republican Association
June 29, 2010

How ironic that, on the day former exalted cyclop of the Ku Klux Klan Democrat Senator Robert Byrd died, the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the gun control laws that are embedded firmly in the Democratic Party's racist roots.

At the heart of the McDonald v. City of Chicago case that is posted on the US Supreme Court's Internet site is the Court's decision that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution - that was pushed through by Republicans after the Civil War, led by Republican Senator Charles Sumner - is the anchor that binds state and local governments to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self defense.

Otis McDonald, one of the plaintiffs, is a black man who just wanted to have the right to protect himself from criminals who terrorized him in his home with frequent break-ins. The only current black US Supreme Court member, Justice Clarence Thomas who was appointed by Republican President George H. W. Bush, courageously delved into the racist origins of gun control laws to demonstrate that such laws have no place in a nation of free people. The liberal justices on the Court, including Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was appointed last year by Democrat President Barack Obama, voted against the black plaintiff and his fellow Chicago residents.
 

The McDonald case provides a bird eye's view of the history of Democratic Party racism. Referenced in the Court's opinion is the 1856 Republican Party Platform that includes language about the "right of the people to keep and bear arms." A key source used by the Court is the book "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877" by Dr. Eric Foner whose biography can be found on the Internet.

Monday, June 28, 2010

What do you say? Should We E-Verify Obama?

Now what was that quaint old quote? Oh yeah, "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." The only people Obama wants to protect are those who disobey or disrespect our laws!  Obama is a pox on America.

Kagan has some explaining to do today
By Reps. Lamar Smith and Todd Tiahrt
June 28, 2010

Today the Senate begins consideration of the lifetime appointment of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Critics have said that her judicial record is non-existent, and there are few clues to how she will rule on the country’s highest court. However, her past actions do signal her views on one of the most important issues likely to come before the Court in the near future: a state’s right to play a role in the enforcement of immigration laws.

Here is what we know so far:

In 2007, the state of Arizona passed an immigration law that allowed it to revoke the business licenses of businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. This provision was challenged but upheld in both the district court and even the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Most recently, the Obama administration decided to challenge the 2007 Arizona immigration law and has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the provision.
Read more . . .

Conservative Chameleons Changing Their Colors To Suit The Times

Rolling the Conservative Movement:  Seduction on the Right
By Jay Valentine, American Thinker
June 28, 2010

There are "movement" conservatives," and there are politicians who change their stripes for every occasion.  Right now, the conservative movement is getting rolled by  the latter.

Let us remember another day.  Health care was all the rage (at least in the press), and leading "conservatives" were leading the third way.  Newt Gingrich was working with Hillary Clinton on a more gradual route to universal health care, according to the New York Times and other sources.

"Conservative" Mitt Romney was building the Massachusetts universal health care along "business" principles fresh from saving the Olympics.

Now what?  Well, Obama, the Tea Party, and Sarah Palin have lit a fire in the country, and every politician of every stripe has taken notice.  And guess what: Newt Gingrich is all about repealing universal health care.  Mitt Romney is all about anything other than what happened in Massachusetts.

Another example?  Take Karl Rove.

America's Head on a Platter

Why Obama is Sabotaging U.S. Economic Growth
By Zubi Diamond, Accuracy in Media
June 28, 2010

If the financial reform bill passes, the bad Wall Street will win, the good Wall Street will not. And investors and American families will lose.

As I explained in my article, The Dodd “Financial Reform” Bill Lets Obama Off the Hook, the bad Wall Street consists of the hedge fund short sellers, the predators who loot investment capital and slow down economic growth.

New home sales have dropped by 33 percent. The unemployment picture is not improving. The stimulus bill did not work. What is happening to our economy?

I wrote in my book, Wizards of Wall Street, that we will never recover from this crisis until the 7-point action plan is implemented.

My recommendations include restricting short sale transactions, ending mark-to-market accounting completely, restoring the old financial market circuit breakers, and restoring the old uptick rule without any modification. These changes will protect invested capital and save the capitalist system.
You cannot solve a problem unless you know correctly and truthfully what caused the problem.
The elected officials and the big media lent deaf ears to my analysis and forecasts. But everything I predicted is unfolding before our very eyes.

But brace yourself: the worst is yet to come unless my recommendations are implemented completely.
Read more . . .

Media Marxists Intensely Lobbying the FCC for Net Neutrality

Free Press and the Left Have Had At Least 30 'Behind Closed Door' 'Sellout' Meetings with the FCC since January
By Seton Motley, BigGovernment.com

While Free Press pitches a (staged?) hissy fit about one with AT&T, Verizon – and Google and Skype

Chairman Julius Genachowski and his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have been for quite some time seeking to drastically increase their regulatory control over the internet.

The Chairman and the Commission lack the legal authority to do this. They have been told this by (at least) a Clinton-appointee led federal appeals court – in the Comcast-BitTorrent case – and a bipartisan Congressional contingent, who wrote Chairman Genachowski letters telling him to cut it out.

Undaunted, Chairman Genachowski headed once more into the breach. On June 17th, he convened the five FCC Commissioners to vote on a proposed reclassification of broadband – from the lightly regulated Title I to the much more burdensome Title II. And the Commission voted to begin the investigative process, on a Democrat Party-line 3-2 vote.

All of this was done to the delight – and the crack of the whip – of the Media Marxists.
[snip]
For the Media Marxists, fundamental transformation means eradicating all private ownership of all avenues of media and communication – radio, television and the internet – so as to have the government be the sole provider of all information.  The damage this would do to free speech – not to mention the free market system – is of course all-encompassing.  And decidedly frightening.
Read more . . .

Historical Documents Prove Vattel's Writings Were Used By Our Founders To Define "Natural Born Citizen"

Bloggers on UndeadRevolution.Wordpress.com now state they have found documentation from the revolutionary era that proves the framers of our Constitution used Vattel's writings to define the meaning of the term "natural born citizen" -- a hotly debated issue. UR is a group of university historians--not your average blogger, so their research is important. They plan to publish the results of their research either in a professional journal or perhaps a book.

When the link opens, scroll down to the June 18, 2010 comment.  If you haven't already read the column from start to finish, this would be a good time to do so.  If you search Jefferson's Rebels, you will find numerous articles on this topic.  Use either the keywords "vattel" and/or "natural born citizen."


UR folks…
Any progress on locating additional historical documents that show the “natural born citizen” to Vattel link?

Allegedly, there exists some Adam’s family, and Lee family papers that have not been seen by the general public, that prove the framers got their definition and understanding of a natural born citizen from Vattel’s work.

When might they, or other documents, be published?

The country is devolving by the day now.

We need relief from the usurper and his cronies.

Yep. We have the definitive proof of the Vattel link to the Constitution straight from historical documentation. 
Read more . . .

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Muslims: "A grain of truth is needed to make a mountain of lies believable"

Understanding Muslims' Mindset
By Amil Imani, AmericanThinker.com
June 27, 2010

Diffusing the present dangerous confrontation between Islam and the West demand rational, impartial, and cool heads to untangle facts from myth, understand the Muslims' mindset, and redress any grievances on either side.

The Muslims' perennial complaint is that the imperialist West -- all colonial powers of the past, as well as the United States of America -- has victimized them for decades and even centuries and continue to do so in every conceivable way.  The litany of the alleged wrongdoings by the West is encyclopedic.  To begin with, the West has shown utter contempt for the legitimate right of the Muslim nation by arbitrarily dividing much of the Islamic land into fractured entities, plundering its resources, and topping these crimes by installing in its midst its illegitimate stepchild Israel -- a huge thorn in their side, so they complain.  "A grain of truth is needed to make a mountain of lies believable" is an old saw.  In fairness to Muslims, there is some substance to their claims against the West.  For now, let us focust on the general mindset of Muslims, which bears heavily on the hostility toward the West -- a serious hostility that may bring about the dreaded Armageddon.
Read more . . .

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Introducing: Republicans for Black Empowerment

The word "empowerment" in this group's name reminds me of the words we hear from groups like the New Black Panthers, so I wish RBE had chosen a word with different connotations.  Nevertheless, I believe it is vitally important for black conservatives to do all they can to bring others with them into the fold.  Thus, I encourage you to introduce others to this new Facebook group.  When you follow the link, you will find they are attempting to start state chapters.  Maybe you could start one as well.  In addition to Glenn Beck's Founders' Friday programs, this group hopefully will spread the good word about conservativism, and change the minds and hearts of friends and family.

Next to terrorism, one of the biggest threats to our nation is the divide between the races that was created by Democrats and their ilk.  As I learned by watching Beck's programs, Democrat President Woodrow Wilson took the leading role in destroying race relations.  Click the above link to understand more about his role.  RBE and other conservative groups like this one offer a constructive way to change our world for the better.  

Republicans for Black Empowerment is on a mission to raise the value of black America's political capital by increasing awareness of the upside offered by conservative solutions to the black community's concerns.  For over 40 years, black voters have staunchly aligned themselves with the Democratic Party on Election Day.

However, an increasing number have begun questioning the wisdom of supporting . . .
Read more . . .

P.S.  In case anyone is wondering, I am caucasion.  I hope and pray for a world without racial issues.

New Pledge of Allegiance

The following "New Pledge of Allegiance" is circulating in emails. Since the sentiments reflect reality in modern schools, I think this is worthy of sharing with you. The pledge is said to have been written by a 15-year-old student in Arizona and is actually a cross between The Lord's Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.






New Pledge of Allegiance

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene...
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all...
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong...

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles...
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns...the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; my soul please take!

Amen

Police Release Raw Audio of Gore Accuser's Testimony



Sweet Justice: Constitutional Quiz For Elena Kagan

If conservative senators would actually ask these questions of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Monday, I believe her answers would elicit some fireworks from the American public.

Tossing A Few Legal Queries Into The 'Void'
By George F. Will, Investors Business Daily
June 25, 2010

Given Elena Kagan's aversion to "vapid and hollow" confirmation hearings devoid of "legal analysis," beginning Monday she might relish answering these questions:

• It would be naughty to ask you about litigation heading for the Supreme Court concerning this: Does Congress have the right, under its enumerated power to regulate interstate commerce, to punish inactivity of not purchasing health insurance?

So, instead answer this harmless hypothetical: If Congress decides interstate commerce is substantially affected by the costs of obesity, may Congress require obese people to purchase participation in programs such as Weight Watchers? If not, why not?

• The government having decided that Chrysler's survival is an urgent national necessity, could it decide Cash for Clunkers is too indirect a subsidy and instead mandate that people buy Chrysler products?

• If Congress concludes that ignorance has a substantial impact on interstate commerce, can it constitutionally require students to do three hours of homework nightly? If not, why not?

• Can you name a human endeavor that Congress cannot regulate on the pretense that the endeavor affects interstate commerce? If courts reflexively defer to that congressional pretense, in what sense do we have limited government?
Read more . . .

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lost History: Neglected Black Voices From The Reconstruction Period

Did you know that we once had a black Speaker of the House?  Neither did I.  His name was Joseph H. Rainey.

Glenn Beck has produced a series of programs on Fox News called Founders' Friday.  In recent programs Beck introduced his audience to black patriots who played significant roles in the founding of America -- people whose names and brilliant contributions have disappeared from the history books; that is, until Texas recently revised its textbook standards.  At one time schools used The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution (1855) for a textbook.  This book is out of print but can be read on Google Books.  In the Introduction Harriet B. Stowe writes:
The colored race have been generally considered by their enemies, and sometimes even by their friends, as deficient in energy and courage.  Their virtues have been supposed to be principally negative ones.  This little collection of interesting incidents, made by a colored man, will redeem the character of the race from this misconception, and show how much injustice there may often be in a generally admitted idea.
In considering the services of the Colored Patriots of the Revolution, we are to reflect upon them as far more magnanimous, because rendered to a nation which did not acknowledge them as citizens and equals, and in whose interests and prosperity they had less at stake.  It was not for their own land they fought, not even for a land which had adopted them, but for a land which had enslaved them, and whose laws, even in freedom, oftener oppressed than protected.  Bravery, under such circumstances, has a peculiar beauty and merit.
It is to be hoped that the reading of these sketches will give new self-respect and confidence to the race here represented.  Let them emulate the noble deeds and sentiments of their ancestors, and feel that the dark skin can never be a badge of disgrace, while it has been ennobled by such examples.
And their white brothers in reading may remember, that generosity, disinterested courage and bravery, are of no particular race and complexion, and that the image of the Heavenly Father may be reflected alike by all.  Each record of worth in this oppressed and despised people should be pondered, for it is by many such that the cruel and unjust public sentiment, which has so long proscribed them, may be reversed, and full opportunities given them to take rank among the nations of the earth.
David Barton, Founder of WallBuilders was asked how and why these mens' names were dropped from the history textbooks.  He replied that Democrat President Woodrow Wilson was largely responsible.  When Wilson came into office, he kicked all blacks except one from their government offices.  Wilson held a Ph.D. in history and political science, and had written a seven-volume set of books titled The History of the American People.  His books reflected his racist views, and it was these books that became the basis upon which we were taught 20th century history.  

Imagine how different race relations might be today if "The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution" had not been dropped from the curriculum, and if a racist had not been elected President.  I suspect race hustlers plying their trade now would be out of business, including Barack Obama. 

You can read the actual speeches of these black founders here, and three of Beck's YouTube videos are below the fold.

Readers are also encouraged to re-read Of Toms and Sambos, which was brilliantly written by a black conservative blogger named Digital Publius.

Color Our Enemies Green

'Green' Energy Company Threatens Economics Professor...with Package of Dismantled Bomb Parts
By Christopher Horner, PajamasMedia.com
June 24, 2010

Spain’s Dr. Gabriel Calzada — the author of a damning study concluding that Spain’s “green jobs” energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure — was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic.
Says Calzada:
Before opening it, I called [Thermotechnic] to know what was inside … they answered, it was their answer to my energy pieces.
Dr. Calzada contacted a terrorism expert to handle the package. The expert first performed a scan of the package, then opened it in front of a journalist, Dr. Calzada, and a private security expert.
The terrorism consultant said he had seen this before:
This time you receive unconnected pieces. Next time it can explode in your hands.
[snip]
Additionally, the head of Spain’s renewable energy association and the head of its communist trade union wrote opinion pieces in top Spanish newspapers accusing Calzada of being “unpatriotic” — they did not charge him with being incorrect, but of undermining Spain by daring to write the report.

Their reasoning? If the skepticism that Calzada’s revelations prompted were to prevail in the U.S., Spanish industry would face collapse should U.S. subsidies and mandates dry up.

As I have previously reported at PJM (here and here), Spain’s “green jobs” program was repeatedly referenced by President Obama as a model for what he would like to implement in the United States.
Read more . . .

Slumbering Europe Beginning to Awaken to Islamist Threat

Is Europe Awakening to Islamist Threat?
By Barry Rubin, PajamasMedia.com
June 25, 2010

The political situation in Europe today is quite different from the stereotype of a continent hostile to the United States (even if Obama is personally popular) and Israel, appeasement-oriented toward Iran and revolutionary Islamism, and eagerly multicultural and politically correct.

True, it is more oriented in that direction than North America, but there is a real struggle afoot.

In many countries — notably the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany, and to a slightly lesser extent the United Kingdom and France — the partisan gap between the left and center-right marks a boundary of much greater significance than a decade or two ago. Although each situation is different, the parties of the left tend to be more anti-American and anti-Israel and less alert to the threat of revolutionary Islamism, as well as favor continued large-scale immigration and big-state, big-spending policies.

Take the Netherlands as a case study. After elections last month, the parties of the center-right hold 83 seats, while those of the left have 67. Since there are ten parties in parliament, talks to form a coalition government will last for weeks, especially since the two largest have only twenty percent each. In the elections, only three seats changed hands between blocs.

But the big news was the shift within the center-right — the rise of the People’s Party for Freedom (PVV) led by the controversial Geert Wilders, which almost tripled its presence from 9 to 24 seats. To his enemies, almost no epithet is too extreme to throw at Wilders. The flamboyant Wilders has been outspoken in opposing immigration, especially that of Muslims, making a sharp critique of political Islamism and sometimes Islam itself.
[snip]
What is Wilders’ program? First, a sharp limitation on asylum seekers admitted into the country, and none from Muslim-majority states. No dual nationality, no new mosques, no separate Islamic schools, no wearing of burqas, and no government subsidies for Islamic media. Mosques where violence is propagated will be closed. Heavy punishment for female circumcision. For their first ten years in Holland, immigrants receive no social benefits or citizenship. At the end of that period, those with no criminal record will receive full citizenship.

Read more . . .

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Angelic Faces, Lilting Voices, Singing a Prayer for Martyrdom

THIS is how and why Americans face an unending supply of Islamic terrorists.  These children are taught from the cradle to hate Jews and non-believers.  They are brainwashed to expect death to honor Allah. We can only hope that God will save these children from the horrific fate imposed on them by their parents, teachers and religious "leaders."  In my view, this video should go viral across America.

Black Republicans Now & During the Reconstruction of America

Black Republicans Make History
By Frances Rice, National Black Republican Association
June 24, 2010

Congratulations to the black Republican candidates who won their primaries several months ago, as well as on June 22nd, the most notable of whom is Tim Scott of South Carolina who received over 68 percent of the vote in the Republican Party runoff. A Charleston resident, Scott is also a state representative and previously served 13 years on the Charleston County Council. He is vying to become South Carolina's first black Republican congressman in more than a century. If successful in November, Scott would be among the first black Republican legislators elected since the 2003 retirement of J.C. Watts from Oklahoma.

Scott and the other black Republican nominees, if elected in 2010, would join the ranks of the first blacks who were elected to Congress during the Reconstruction era - all Republicans. On the list that is posted on the NBRA website are the first two black Senators and the 21 black members of the House of Representatives.

STAND UP!: The substance of McChrystal's criticism


General McChrystal’s statements to Rolling Stone magazine exposed the Obama’s administrations inexperience and lack of ability in winning the War on Terror. This was perhaps the only way he could openly disapprove of the misguided Obama Doctrine. By sacrificing himself and putting country first General McChrystal exposed the incompetence of Barack Obama and his advisors.

While this is certainly not the coup d’état many Americans feel should be on the table in dealing with The Obama Problem, by speaking honestly and candidly with Rolling Stone, McChrystal has revealed something very important… the emperor has no clothes.

The highest ranking Military leader and General in charge in Afghanistan gave Rolling Stone an exclusive behind the scenes look into the War on Terror. It is hard to imagine that the general and his staff did not know that the reporters would include their justifiable concerns of Obama’s unacceptable level of performance and ineptitude in the afghan war. Did General McChrystal knowingly commit possible political suicide for the good of the country? Did he put his own job and career at risk because he knew this is something Americans must be told about their commander in chief? The coming days, weeks and months may shed some light to this potential selfless deed.

We live in a time where politicians will say, be, or do anything to be elected. Once safely elected they do as they please, poll by poll, day by day, crisis by crisis. By using endless crisis to repay political favors and campaign donors, they become less accountable to the people and more accountable to the unions and special interests groups that put them in office. Unfortunately, this cynical political self promotion has become the new normal in today’s political discourse.

At heart, most Americans believe in the kindness of others and would gladly take a step backward so a friend, family member, or even their country could take a step forward. Americans are good people and when left to our own we generally do the right thing.

The War on Terror is a serious matter to Americans. Unfortunately, our commander in chief and those in his administration believe the utopian fantasy that America should build bridges not borders. This naïve approach to military tactics means they engage and understand terrorists instead of expelling them. From Eric Holder finding himself unable to say the Ft. Hood terrorist attack could have been the result of radical Islam, to Janet Napolitano’s ridiculous man caused disaster explanation; Americans know one thing for certain, the War on Terrror will never see victory by building bridges.

As the media narrative of General McChrystal proceeds it is almost certain that one thing will be omitted. By discussing every aspect except the actual substance of McChrystal’s criticism, the lame stream media will again protect their pie in the sky community organizer. The misleading news cycles will continue through November. In November the electorate will have the chance to set a new narrative.

If anyone could have done have more than General McChrystal to expose Obama’s incompetence they should stand up and take a bow. By risking his career to warn the American people General McChrystal echoed our voices in a message to the commander in chief; “hey Obama, it’s we the people, not me the president.”


Thomas S Schmitz

To be the first to read STAND UP! please join my Facebook Fan Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Thomas-S-Schmitz/237375134338?v=app_23474718

Continued Constitutional Crisis - Thoughts of Impeachment

One thing after another, after performing poorly in the Gulf oil spill crisis, President Obama and associates continue to push their socialist agenda.
The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams, according to Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary Mark Iwry, who are spearheading the effort.
The Obama administration, Congressional activists, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation are engineering a new regulation and incentive for more taxes. It is amazing how much Obama has learned from studying FDR’s New Deal philosophy and Saul Alinsky – an ideology based on Marxism. The scheme is over $2 trillion dollars in bonds to be sold this year and foreign buying is on the wane. China says it has enough ‘invested’ in America. The goal is to force Americans to convert their 401(k)s, like ObamaCare, and IRAs into government-controlled retirement accounts.
The government hasn’t solved the problem with Social Security, which would be helped if it was turned over to the private sector over a period of time. Now the government wants to add yet another form of retirement directed and controlled by government. Looking at the record of Social Security and Medicare – who do they think they are kidding?

Global Climate, Earth's Resources and Governments


Six thousand years ago the Sahara Desert was a lush tropical region abundant with rivers and its tributaries and lakes, as well as many species now found south of the great desert today. Ancient Egypt became a great civilization because of the Nile River with rich silt that grew enough food for the growing Egyptian population. The Sahara region became a desert because of a warming effect, which today alarmists would have one believe is a unique global phenomenon today introducing a forecast of doom upon the planet Earth. But warming and cooling has been part of Earth’s history long before the human species existed and life on Earth learned to adapt. It wasn't easy, but things that are important in life usually work that way.

"Barack Obama's Rules For Revolution, The Alinsky Model"

David Horowitz, a former communist-turned-conservative and Editor of FrontPageMag.com, is the author of this $3.00 handbook which is small enough to fit into your pocket.  Horowitz synthesizes Alinsky's tactics, which Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, and other "progressive" members of Congress are utilizing to destroy America.  Once our republic has been destroyed, they can transform the country into something we would not recognize, and increase their power at the same time.  Our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew this was happening on our watch.

Click here to order the booklet.

Excerpts:
Guided by Alinsky principles, post-Communist radicals are not idealists but Machiavellians.  Their focus is on means rather than ends, and therefore they are not bound by organizational orthodoxies in the way their admired Marxist forebears were.  Within the framework of their revolutionary agenda, they are flexible and opportunistics and will say anything (and pretend to be anything) to get what they want, which is resources and power.
[snip]
In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky wrote:  "From the moment an organizer enters a community, he lives, dreams, eats, breathes, sleeps only one thing, and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army."  The issue is never the issue.  The issue is always the revolution.

Unlike the Communists who identified their goal as a Soviet State - and thereby generated opposition to their schemes - Alinsky and his followers organize their power bases without naming the end game, without declaring a specific future they want to achieve - socialism, communism, a dictatorship of the proletariat, or anarchy.  Without committing themselves to concrete principles or a specific future, they organize exclusively to build a power base which they can use to destroy the existing society and its economic system.  By refusing to commit to principles or to identify their goal, they have been able to organize a coalition of all the elements of the left who were previously divided by disagreements over means and ends.
[snip]
Conservatives think of war as a metaphor when applied to politics.  For radicals, the war is real.  That is why when partisans of the left go into battle, they set out to destroy their opponents by stigmatizing them as "racists," "sexists," "homophobes" and "Islamophobes."  It is also why they so often pretend to be what they are not ("liberals" for example) and rarely say what they mean.  Deception for them is a military tactic in a war that is designed to eliminate the enemy.
[snip]
Alinsky's advice can be summed up in the following way.  Even though you are at war with the system, don't confront it as an opposing army; join it and undermine it as a fifth column from within.

Sec. of Labor, Hilda Solis, Recruits Illegals To Raise Their Wages

Are you sick of this regime yet?

Labor Dept. Offers Assistance to Illegal Immigrants Facing Wage Disparities
FOXNews.com
June 23, 2010


Republican lawmakers are expressing shock over a Labor Department ad campaign that offers government assistance to illegal immigrants who think they're getting shortchanged for their work -- and at least one of them is planning to write to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for an explanation.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he wants to know why taxpayers are being asked to spend money to ensure that illegals get assistance for fair wages while millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find jobs.
Read more . . .

Smart Grid Worms It's Way Into Your Home

The Smart Grid Trojan Horse
By W. Grant Ellis
AmericanThinker.com
Jue 23, 2010

Perhaps you've heard of the Smart Grid initiative. Perhaps you understand that the goal of the initiative is to improve and modernize the nation's power transmission and distribution networks. Maybe your electric utility has even installed a Smart Meter at your home or business. What you probably don't know is that the Smart Grid movement is the Trojan Horse of the green agenda, a step toward Cap & Trade.
Read more . . .

Koran - Surah 3:8 - Pretend to be friendly

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Looney Left's Newest Target: Natural Gas Drilling

Misinformation Fuels Leftists Attacks on Natural Gas
By Nathan A. Benefield, BigGovernment.com
June 23, 2010

The extraction of shale natural gas is set to become a major growth industry in the United States.  Recently, Amy Myers Jaffa wrote in the Wall Street Journal that natural gas could become “the game-changing resource of the decade.” Already Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Louisiana, and other states are beginning to reap the economic benefits of a natural gas boom.  A study by Penn State University predicted that the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania alone will be responsible for the creation of 111,000 jobs and for bringing in an additional $987 million in tax revenue to the state by 2011.  Natural gas extraction has been one of few industries growing (without government subsidies) during this recession.

However, this promising “game-changer” is under attack.  Some assert that the extraction of shale gas is harmful to the environment.   Josh Fox’s documentary “Gasland,” airing on HBO this week, is full of misleading allegations, inaccuracies, and occasionally outright lies.
Read more . . .

We Must Stand In Defiance of Fedzilla

The Declaration of Defiance
By Ted Nugent, The Washington Times
June 21, 2010

Defiance is the DNA of America. Every fiber of my being is overdosed on high-octane defiance. I often rise in the morning convinced that I am Rosa Parks with a loud guitar. It is beautiful.

From our forefathers tossing tea into the Boston Harbor over abusive taxes; to the brave defenders of the Alamo, who were outnumbered 25-to-1; to Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, who answered the Nazi punks with "Nuts!" when he was asked to surrender at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, the DNA of America is rife with proud defiance.

We celebrate our freedom on Independence Day, but when you read Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, it could have easily been called the Declaration of Defiance.
Read more . . .

Mexico Hypocritally Joins Lawsuit Against Arizona!

How do you say 'hutzpa' in Spanish?

 Mexico Joins Suit Against Arizona's Immigration Law, Citing 'Grave Concerns'
FoxNews.com
June 23, 2010

Mexico on Tuesday asked a federal court in Arizona to declare the state's new immigration law unconstitutional, arguing that the country's own interests and its citizens' rights are at stake.

Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of one of five lawsuits challenging the law.  The law will take effect July 29 unless implementation is blocked by a court.

Read more . . .

America is Being Dismantled by Obama's Useful Idiots

Degeneration of Democracy
By Thomas Sowell, Townhall.com
June 22, 2010

When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics. Such people were a valuable addition to his political base, since they were particularly susceptible to Hitler's rhetoric and had far less basis for questioning his assumptions or his conclusions.

"Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union. Put differently, a democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.
Read more . . . 

Obama Considering Amnesty By Presidential Fiat

Senators Warn Obama: 'No amnesty by presidential fiat'
White House rumored to be planning stay of deportation for millions of illegals
By Chelsea Schilling, WorldNetDaily.com

Amid buzz that President Obama may be seeking to parole or "defer action" on millions of illegal aliens in the U.S., eight Republican senators are warning the president not to advance any such plan.

"There's a lot we can agree on when it comes to dealing with the immigration problems in the United States, but this appears to be amnesty in disguise, and is simply an attempt to circumvent Congress," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement.
Read more . . .

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rahm-Obama & Trotsky-Stalin Splits Nearly Identical

 News of Rahm-Obama Split Identical to Trotsky-Stalin Reports
By Oleg Atbashian
PajamasMedia.com
June 21, 2010

A previously unknown document, extracted from the Party archives in Moscow and dealing with Trotsky’s departure from Stalin’s inner circle, has made news today because it accurately mirrors Monday morning’s news story about Rahm Emanuel’s planned departure from Obama’s inner circle. Except for the names of the government officials and locations, the verbiage in the Soviet article seems to be identical to that in today’s New York Post:
Read more . . .

Sex Pervert Frank Marshall Davis Mentored Barack Obama

Barack Obama's Surrogate Father
By Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media
June 20, 2010

In a Father’s Day column attacking Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, Colbert King of the Washington Post presents President Obama as a good family man who has been married to one woman and whose mother raised him to believe in “hard work and education.” Since King has brought up the topic of Obama’s upbringing, it is important to set the record straight. Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis was a sex pervert who mentored Obama during his growing-up years in Hawaii and became his substitute father.
Read more . . .

Also see:  Frank Marshall Davis's "Young Man" by Jack Cashill

Obama Administration Culpable in Oil Rig Explosion

Resign... or Change, Mr. President
By Kevin McCullough
FoxNews.com
June 21, 2010

While defending his own policies President Obama has routinely been rude and sarcastic to his precedessor, George W. Bush.  Yet Obama appears to be making the resident of the previous White House look like a genius compared to his own serious misssteps in office.

Case in point -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's performance and the communication of priorities on the issue of oil rig safety in the Gulf of Mexico.

It seems incomprehensible that the president and other members of the administration still have jobs when it is now being reported that the federal government was apprised by BP on February 13 that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was leaking oil and natural gas into the ocean floor.

In fact, according to documents in the administration's possession, BP was fighting large cracks at the base of the well for roughly ten days in early February.

Further it seems the administration was also informed about this development, six weeks before the rig's fatal explosion when an engineer from the University of California, Berkeley, announced to the world a near miss of an explosion on the rig by stating, "They damn near blew up the rig."

It's also now being reported that BP was asking for the administration's help on this matter long before the deadly accident and the now gushing well of tar.
Read more . . .

Monday, June 21, 2010

Obama Muscling Private Business an Impeachable Offense?

Is Obama's BP Shakedown an Impeachable Offense?
By Raymond Richman
June 21, 2010

As former counsel and trainer in political tactics for ACORN, President Obama used a well-known ACORN tactic, the shakedown, in getting BP to create the $20-billion escrow (slush!) fund without any law, legal controls, or binding rules to guide it on how and how much those injured materially by the oil spill (and whom among them) will be paid. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, well-respected and well-known for heading the September 11th  Victim Compensation Fund, was appointed by the president to administer the escrow fund. BP will pay $5 billion into the fund for four years, starting in 2010.

BP announced early after the spill that it would pay all justifiable claims resulting from the disastrous oil spill. It opened 25 claims offices. As of June 15, BP approved initial payments that amounted to $63 million, expected to rise to $85 million by the end of the week, to businesses claiming $5,000 or more in damages. Why did the president insist that his own personal organization take over the job of paying claims? After all, supervising reparations is a judicial function, not an executive function. BP created its own fund, appointed its administrator, and determined how it will be staffed with a view to ensuring only qualified persons, businesses, and governments would be reimbursed for its losses. Now those decisions will be made politically. 
Read more...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Is Private Sector Losing Control of It's Internet Sites?

Is Obama getting Web 'kill switch'?
By Michael Carl
June 17, 2010

Congress is proposing a tighter grip by the government on the Internet, with a new "Protecting Cyberspace as a National  Asset Act of 2010" that would, among other things, give the president a "kill switch" on the Web, critics charge.

Officials with Judicial Watch, a government-watchdog group that investigates and prosecutes government misbehavior, said the plan simply is "keeping with the big-government script" of the Obama administration.

The organization said the bill would grant the federal government "absolute power" to shut down Internet activity and allow the president to take it over in the name of "national security."
Read more...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Opening a Pathway Into the US?

Todd has a good point---DadJohnson

US cedes border region, land to Mexico
By Todd Fitchette
June 16, 2010

This has gone beyond ridiculous and is now firmly ensconced in embarrassing!

The federal government — you know, those folks who are more concerned with the civil rights of terrorists than the Constitution they swore to uphold — has formally ceded our sovereignty over 80 miles of the international border between the United States and Mexico. This stretch of land in Arizona includes a US National Wildlife refuge and is, according to published reports, a corridor for human trafficking and drug smuggling. It’s apparently so bad that US officials are warning Americans not to go there.

Not to go there? This is OUR soil! In fact, much of this land is public land, which means that we the people are directly paying for this land! Part of it is a national wildlife refuge where, I’m pretty sure, there might even be some endangered species living. For the federal government to tell Americans not to go there because foreign nationals with guns might be there is tantamount to ceding our sovereignty to Mexico.
Read more...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our Culture's Devaluation of Christianity

I love this guy's messages to our ailing nation.
DadJohnson

America: Graduating from God?
By Chuck Norris on WorldNetDaily
June 07, 2010

(Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on spiritual regression in America.)

Last week I read a blog post that noted how prayer was banned at a high-school graduation in Indiana but not in Alabama. Then I read another news report about how another California high school changed its graduation "opening prayer" to "a moment of silence." No big shocker there.

Tragically, these types of devaluing religious news stories are a dime a dozen today. Spiritual regression is not only a trend but an epidemic.

The Fuller Youth Institute just reported that less than half (40 percent) of even church-going high-school seniors "significantly struggle with their faith and with finding a church after graduation." And other statistics show that, by the time they end their college education, 90 percent will have dropped out of church.

The Barna Group reports that only 29 percent of teenagers say they "will definitely" be attending church after graduation. That's about one in three if you're an optimist – about one in four if you're a pessimist. And about one in five if you believe these polled teenagers are either overly optimistic or over-exaggerators. Any way you look at it, the "Leave It to Beaver" family seems so passé and archaic in our times.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

STAND UP!: Now is the time for choosing; Global Citizen? or Real American? by Thomas S Schmitz


Our republic is at a crossroads. We are faced with a turning point of fundamental transformation. Those in the beltway mistakenly continue to see this moral compass we are challenged with as left and right. They could not be more wrong. What we are confronted by is two opposing world views battling to the dying end for the essence and conscience of our American republic. This battle is certainly not a new one, but as history shows us countries have fallen and transformed for the worse when an exaggerated crisis is coupled with enormous debt, high unemployment, inflation and financial uncertainty.

What makes this looming conflict unique is that for the first time in modern history these two opposing world views are fantastically embodied by two unparalleled superstars on the world stage. Sarah Palin and Barack Obama actually bring to life the two embattled comprehensive viewpoints Americans must choose between. Branding has taken on a whole new meaning in our political discourse and Americans are faced with a question. Whose America do you want to belong to?

Curiously during the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Hussein Obama standing on foreign soil called for a new world order and smugly crowned himself a, citizen of the world. This self important and self bestowed title was trumpeted in the media as progressive and modern. Yet many Americans were confused and raised their eyebrows as the media worked in full force to pass off this alleged morally superior globalist philosophy as mainstream.

Now, two years later, citizens have quickly learned that our identities as Americans, and the proud love of country that unites us, are not necessarily shared by our commander in chief. American exceptionalism has been publically trivialized; foreign leaders have been bowed before, foreign countries have been endlessly apologized to and warned of American arrogance, terrorists born on foreign soil have been given rights reserved for American citizens, and our president has stood next to a foreign head of state and gleefully joined him in condemning an American law passed to protect our citizens. We have been told by our president that he desires to intentionally put the coal industry out of business for the well being of the global community, and that the world will no longer tolerate Americans driving any type of car they desire and deciding for ourselves what temperature to keep our thermostats on. American sovereignty be damned. Let me be clear; in Barack Obama’s America citizens must obtain a global permission slip before practicing American individualism.

As the Obama problem continues, the spirit of American individualism has taken human form. With her Reaganesque charm and bold American-ness, Sarah Palin is singlehandedly holding the torch of liberty. By mere existence Sarah Palin has proven that in America you don’t need a title to make a difference. This new Momma Grizzly feminist has rallied the troops from coast to coast and hand picked candidates to send to the front lines of November’s battle. Sarah Palin has enkindled a fire in grass roots common sense conservative activists and effected positive change for our country by throwing herself into the national debate and forcing delay to Barack Obama’s dangerous globalist agenda. Her role as Shadow President provides Americans with a consistent contrast to every issue the administration attempts to solve with big government globalist solutions. Sarah Palin is a constant reminder of that shining city on the hill where a smaller, smarter government lives within its means.

America’s crossroads have been clearly defined. Now is the time for choosing. Whose side will you be on? Is American sovereignty outdated? The stakes have never been higher. Do you want to belong to an America bordered by Mexico and Canada? Or do you want to belong to an America bordered by Venus and Mars?

Thomas S Schmitz
Team Sarah
To be the first to read STAND UP! please join my facebook fanpage:

Child Training in Game Worlds

Nickelodeon has been run by MTVN Kids & Family Group president Cyma Zarghami. The channel is aimed mostly at children ages 6–12. The program started with good intentions, I believe, but our degrading society which spoils many aspects of our public lives have reached our children's programs. Parents beware.
DadJohnson

By Chelsea Schilling of WorldNetDaily
June 14, 2010

(Note: Content and images in this story may be objectionable to some readers. Parental discretion is advised.)

The children's network Nickelodeon is now offering a selection of naughty games that allow players to look up teachers' skirts and perform a variety of sexual acts – prominently linking to the sexy games from its popular websites for young kids.

Nickelodeon links to AddictingGames.com from its websites for children, including Neopets.com and Nick.com. AddictingGames, a website owned by Nickelodeon parent company Viacom, features the Nickelodeon logo and has approximately 34 million monthly users.

Monday, June 14, 2010

What Faith Drives Obama's Decisions?

Pamela Gellar stated, ""Of course, if Obama believes himself a Muslim, it was taqiya -- deception or lies to advance Islam. Which he performed brilliantly during his election: he lied with brazen contempt. And clearly his Islamic Jew-hatred is made painfully clear in his stunning rebuke of Israel."

Egyptian Foreign Minister Claims Obama Swore To Him That He Is A Muslim
By Pamela Geller
June 12, 2010

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the stepson of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

Finally, during the week of 14-18th of January 2010, just on the eve of my winter tour to the US, Rachel picked up a Nile TV broadcast in which Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit said on the "Round Table Show" that he had had a one on one meeting with Obama who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems (Healthcare), that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.
Read more...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The message: "Kill Them" vs "Save Them"

Afghanistan: “Kill The Christian Converts!”
By Paul L. Williams
June 10, 2010

Welcome to American occupied Afghanistan and the latest results of the war on terror.

Thousands of students in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday burned an effigy of the pope while protesting against attempts by Christian denominations to spread the gospel and to convert Muslims to Christianity.

At the same time, the Afghan government, under President Hamid Karzai, suspended operations of US-based World Church Service and Norwegian Church Aid after a local television station accused the groups of proselytism, which is a crime in the conservative Muslim country.

Students in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif shouted “Death to America” and set ablaze an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI, in the first public reaction to the allegations. “We are demonstrating to express our disgust towards the activities of Christians trying to convert Afghanis,” Abdul Karim, an Afghan student, told the press.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Stopping Stones and Bottles With Your Head

How Much Abuse Should Officers Take?

By Bob Weir
June 12, 2010

For all those hand-wringers out there who are shaking their collective heads in disbelief that a fifteen-year-old Mexican boy was shot dead by a Border Patrol agent because he was attempting to brain the guy with a rock, let's be clear. A rock, colliding with your skull, can kill you just as surely as a bullet.
  
When you watch some of the videos of what these Border Patrol agents have to put up with every day, you have to wonder why more rock-throwers are not shot. I've known police officers who were killed with blunt objects and some who were crippled for life after being bludgeoned by someone they allowed to get too close. During the Columbia University war protests in 1968, a cop I had worked with a few times was assigned, along with other officers, to try to contain the marauding students and keep anyone from being injured. Well, many cops were injured while trying to be gentle with that bunch of spoiled brat radicals. One of them was my erstwhile partner. As he was keeping his eyes on a rampaging group several feet away, many of whom were throwing rocks, bottles, and other solid objects, some of which were bouncing off his helmet, he paid no attention to a student who had scaled the ledge of a one-story building, just above him.